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Wingham Obituaries – October 24, 2012

Leneita Statia

Leneita Gertrude Statia of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at the age of 92. The former Leneita Blake was born in Neustadt, Ontario on Dec. 15, 1919 to the late George and Lena (Ficke) Blake.

Dear mother of Elaine Bower and her husband George of Scarborough, Paul Statia and his wife Joyce of Wroxeter and Gail Wild and her husband Jim of Whitby.

Missed by her grandchildren, Heather Parrott, Holly Ann MacMillan (Al), Wayne Moffat (Lisa), Kim Statia, Michelle Villeneuve (Rob), Kevin Statia (Kathy), Kendra Tiffin (Steve), Leanne Brewster-Wild (Hugh), Loralyn Hariprasad (Samuel) and Julie Carrier (Ian); and 18 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her special companion and friend Thomas Chiovaro of Florida. Also survived by Duncan Moffat of Kitchener, special niece Leona Belford (Wilson) of Erin and nephew Rick Rolstin (Cathy) of Oshawa, and many other nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Predeceased by her husband Douglas Statia (1970), companions Ira McLean and Ross Doll, sister Verna Rolstin and her husband Arnold and infant great-grandson Josiah Brewster-Wild.

Leneita was a dietician at the Wingham & District Hospital for over 20 years. She enjoyed travelling and spending winters in Florida for many years.

Visitation was held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with the funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Jeff Hawkins officiating. Interment in Wingham Cemetery.

Remembrances on behalf of the family were given by daughter Gail Wild and granddaughters Heather Parrott, Loralyn Hariprasad and Michelle Villeneuve. Leneita’s granddaughters and great-grandchildren acted as flower bearers.

Pallbearers were grandsons Wayne Moffat and Kevin Statia, great-grandsons Cory Grice, Mitchell Villeneuve and Ayden Tiffin and great-granddaughter Tegan Grice.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or the charity of one’s choice appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

Gerry Cumming

At Wingham & District Hospital on Friday, July 20, 2012, Geraldine “Gerry” Cumming/Carere of Wingham, age 60 years.

Beloved mother of Jason Decator (Sarah) of Toronto, Rebecca Cumming of Wingham, Amy Adams (Dennis) of Wingham, and Jill Lavigne (Bill) of Austin, Texas. Loving grandmother of Rory, Maeve, Julie, James, Joshua, Ethan and Lilly.

Sister of Frank Carere (Bonnie) of Drayton, John Carere (Jean) of Burlington, Pauline Roberts (John) of Ayr, Fred Carere (Christine) of Moorefield and Marie Smith of Innisfil. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Germaine Carere.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Wingham Columbus Centre on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 3 p.m., with a memorial service at 4 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Adam Bryan Lachance

Husband, expectant father, son, brother, bond trader and passionate sportsman. Born Nov. 3,1980 in Hamilton Ontario, died Oct. 17, 2012 of a rare, malignant brain tumour.

Adam is survived by his beloved wife Alex Whately, mother Peggy Lachance (John), father Bryan Lachance (Brigitte), sister Elyse Mitchell (Tim) and grandmother Yvette Lachance. Held dear by his many aunts, uncles and cousins; deeply cherished by Riley, Heather and Chris Whately, Conor and Hannah Whately.

Predeceased by grandparents Sally and Joseph Rockburn and grandfather Percy Lachance.

Educated in Wingham, Ontario and the University of Windsor, he became a chartered financial analyst while working for TDAM, who had recently promoted Adam to vice-president, equity trading team.

Adam grew up in Wingham where he attended Sacred Heart, Wingham Public and F.E. Madill where he graduated with honours and with his school letter, which he was so proud of. Adam worked at Stedmans, Jags Roadhouse, the Fireside Café and the Wingham Golf & Country Club. He always cherished his roots and good friends in Wingham and area.

Later while getting his honours degree in economics at the U of W, he worked at Zellers and TD Canada Trust. Adam had a warm and giving personality that everyone loved.

Adam was a true athlete who excelled in golf and hockey where he continued to play in two leagues, winter and summer, until he became ill. He loved time at his cottage on the Ottawa River in Quebec, but most important was time with family and friends. Check out “Adam Lachance Love and Support” on Facebook.

Adam travelled the world, touched the hearts of hundreds of people, accomplished so much in 32 years.

Adam’s wife and soul mate Alex is carrying their first child, due in April. He has truly left us a legacy in so many ways.

Family and friends gathered for “Bonds Last Forever: The Final Trade” at Heritage Funeral Home, Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 20 for visitation from 1:30-4 p.m. Catholic prayers 1:15-1:30pm. The funeral service was at 4 p.m. with a celebration for Adam from 7 p.m. onwards at “The Real Sports Bar” by the Air Canada Centre, Toronto.

Donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, www.braintumour.ca

Online condolences at www.heritagefuneralcentre.ca.

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