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Centre Wellington obituaries – April 25, 2012

Marjorie Elaine Blinkhorn (nee Hyatt)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend Marjorie “Marj” Elaine Blinkhorn. She passed away peacefully on April 19, 2012 at Lake Country Lodge in Winfield, BC at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Blinkhorn (2008) of 54 years, Marj was born on August 11, 1924 in the parlor of the family farm house in Lobo, ON. Her parents were Agnes and Norman Hyatt. She was the youngest of 11 children who have all predeceased her. Marj met Bill while working at a pharmacy in London, ON and later married the love of her life on April 15, 1954. Together they created many memories with their five children enjoying such areas as London, Kitchener, and Fergus, ON, Winfield, BC, and Sylvan Lake, AB. For years, the family spent weekends and holidays at a cottage on Lake Huron just North of Goderich, ON. Bill and Marj retired to Winfield, BC in 1992. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her large extended family, and passing the time knitting. Marj will be sadly missed by her children Barbara (Nick) Reiner of Pike Lake, ON, Pat (Diane) of Sylvan Lake, AB, Jennifer (Joe) Schochter of Winfield, BC, Rob (Paula) of Fergus, ON, and Doug (Angela) of Winfield, BC. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Marjorie Millard of North Bay, ON as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Celebration of Marj’s Life to be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Chapel of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services (2980 Smith Drive, Armstrong, BC). Pastor Scott Hemenway officiating. A Service in Ontario to be announced at a later date. Those who wish to do so, may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association (1589 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7, www.diabetes.ca). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

COOPER, Stacey Lynn

Suddenly on April 20, 2012 at 2:10 p.m. at Hamilton General Hospital in her 33rd year, Stacey succumbed to complications from epilepsy.  She leaves behind her loving family. Devoted dad Ken, who spent every day doing his best to make Stacey’s day better than the one before. Spirited mom Marlene, who instilled in Stacey her feistiness and determination to face life’s challenges head on. Big sister Jodie (Evans), who with her beautiful soul and unconditional heart paved the way for Stacey to be beautiful and loving in her own right. Big sister #2 Lisa (Martin), with her strong sense of fairness, right and wrong, and willingness to stand up for the underdog, showed Stacey that if someone is worth your love, you move heaven and earth to give them the shirt off your back. Her two “favourite” nieces: Ceilidh (Evans), who was just about the best “hanging out staying up late listening to music talking about boys” buddy she could have asked for; and Addison (Martin), who shares with her Auntie Stacey an insane love for all creatures big and small… but mostly cats! Her in-laws, Ryan Martin – the big brother she always wanted, and what an amazing brother he is; and Teresa Evans (“My TT”), her very own personal paramedic and according to Stacey – “Just plain crazy” – in other words, kindred spirits. Deeply missed by numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins – you know who you are and you know you were loved. To all her Facebook friends – she loved entertaining you with her random videos, chats and little stories. Replay them often. Your shared memories will sustain you in your grief. And finally – Stacey is once again surrounded by loving family. Her paternal grandparents – Ken and Ethel Cooper; her maternal grandfather – Basil Hayes; and her uncles – Doug and Raymond Hayes. All sadly missed but relatively close to the natural order of things. Too soon, she is now reunited with her beloved nephew Brody Prebble-Cooper (Jodie’s son), who was also unexpectedly taken from us by epilepsy in his 9th year. Heartfelt thanks to the Staff at Caressant Care Fergus; Groves, Henderson and Hamilton General Hospitals – your care was exemplary. Friends and family were received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home in Fergus on Wednesday, April 25 with her Funeral Mass at St. James Anglican Church on Thursday, April 26 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Epilepsy Ontario would be lovingly appreciated.

www.grahamgiddyfh@on.aibn.com | 519-843-3100

DOWLING, MARY M.

Former employee of the Toronto Library Board from 1947-1956, also with Guelph Library Board from 1956 to mid 1960s. Mary was a veteran of WWII and served with the C.W.A.C. Passed away peacefully at her home in Fergus on April 16, 2012 with her family by her side. Loving wife of Brian Dowling for 56 years. Devoted mother of Donald and his wife Karen of Chester U.K.; David and his wife Maureen of Ottawa; Michael and his wife Tizziana of Whitstable, U.K.; John and his wife Jackie of La Vena, Italy; and Chris and his wife Anna-Liza of Toronto. Dearly loved grandmother of Thomas, Patrick (Nova), Mark, Kathryn, Nicholas and Victoria and great-grandmother of Leilani and Bradley. Loved aunt of Patricia, Cathy and Debbie. Survived by sister-in-law Ethel Dowling of Scotland. Mary is pre-deceased by brother Rodney White and his wife Phyllis, and brother-in-law David Dowling. Mary Dowling was also a poet, painter and active member of the community. The family received their friends at the GRAHAM A. GIDDY FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Funeral service was celebrated at the St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, Queen St. East in Fergus on Sat., April 21 at 11 a.m. Followed by interment on Monday at the Dunk’s Bay Cemetery, Tobermory. Remembrances to the St. James Church, Fergus, Groves Memorial Hospital or the Centre Wellington Food Bank would be appreciated. Cards available at the funeral home.

www.grahamgiddyfh.com

Love is not a job,
It is what we are all called to.
And by the grace of god
May we answer.

EVANS, JOSEPH “JOEY”

1984-2012

As a result of a traffic accident on Friday, April 20, 2012 on County Rd. 18 just outside of Fergus. Joseph “Joey” Evans in his 28th year of Fergus. Beloved friend of Diana Talpas. Loving and devoted son of Kate deBoer of Elora and Joseph (Brenda) Evans of Bolton. Dearest brother of Jesika and her fiancée Owen and Jaime. Dear step brother of Steven and Melissa. Dearly loved nephew of Hennie (Chris) Denny, William (Maria), Arnold, Sandra (Bill) Baird, Evelyn (Bill) Henderson, Lynn (Roger) Hesselerock, Joy (Steve) Pinchin, Peter, Teresa (Jody) Evans and Mark (Natalie) Evans. Dearest grandson of Grace deBoer of Elora and the late John deBoer (2003) and Al and Ann Evans of Fergus. The family received their friends at the GRAHAM A. GIDDY FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus. on Monday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday, April 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at the St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 760 St David St. N., Fergus. Cremation to follow. Remembrances to a charity of your choice in memory of Joey would be appreciated by the family.

www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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