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All Saints – Safe Home

All Saints

At the firehall three bells indicates all safe home. At Epiphany on all saints day we ring our bell as each name on our All Saints list is read. When everyone’s name has been read we ring the bell three times to indicate all safe home.

Here is our All Saints List

Rae Whittington

Stan Whittington

Catherine Whittington

Billy Whittington

Barb and Ross Turner

Bill and Mary Whale

Les and Ethel Whittington

Robert and Marjorie Williams

Robert Williams

Lindsay Williams

James and Susan Whittington

Burt and Goldie Black

Russ Bell

Jack Davies

Ken O’Liari

Eleanor O’Liari

Keith Lindsay

Gerald, Doug, Robert

Randy and Ricky Gillan

Leo and Catherine Corrigan Patrick Corrigan

Diane Buie

Ben and Gert Smallman

Stew and Molly Tack

Helen Jamieson

Don McColl

Cameron and Jean Stewart

Douglas Stewart

Marion Lyons

Melba and Tony Zanni

Glenn Whittington

Betty Whittington

Susan Christensen

Janet Whalls

Fred and Janet Haskell

Laura Freeman

Mary, John and David Sylvester

George and Delores Walker

Bob Bonnell

Ernie, Thelma, Bill and Helen Brereton

Theo Joyes

Annie and Howard Aldington

Vic Thompson

Kathy Roedding

Tracy Aldington

Keith and Doreen Winterton

Bert and Mabel Winterton

John and Alta Wilson

Florence and Bill Brock

Ellen Brereton

Joe Bowman

Cliff Varey

Ted Varey

Peter Scott

Jean-Pierre Tremblay

Daniel and Helen Bonner

Florence and Willis Ball

Ev Sweet

Robert “Bob” Cyril England

Phyllis Mennell

Joyce Gillan

Donald Hawkins

June Ball

Dianne Walker Barfett

Lisa Aldington

Raymona Joyes

Fred Bowman

Norman Watterton

Monneen Elliott

Jim Maguire

Norma June Barr

Norma Barr

BARR, Norma June
(nee Walker)

In her 95th year with her family by her side, Norma passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario on July 23rd, 2020.

Predeceased by her husband James Barr (1988), daughter Susan Thomson (2016) and siblings Bill Walker (1990), Phyllis Mennell (2018), George Walker (2005) and David Walker (1991). Norma is survived by children Carolyn (Brian) Bouchard, Peter Barr, Julie (Steve) Clarke and grandchildren Andrew and Ian Thomson, Christopher Bouchard, Lindsay Meroniuk and Stephanie Bouchard, Kyle, Craig and Lesley Barr and Timothy and Jillian Clarke. Norma is also survived by sisters Sheila Stafford, Helen Johnson, Gerry Davis and Carole Hawkins.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held at a later date, after the COVID-19 pandemic. Sympathy donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 485 Windermere Road, P.O. Box 1449 Station B, London, Ontario N6A 5M2, the Humane Society London & Middlesex, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 3K5 or to Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe Street West, London, ON N6J 1L9. Arrangements entrusted with A. MILLARD GEORGE FUNERAL HOME, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Published on July 28, 2020

James Arthur Maguire (Jim)

 

June 24, 1929 – May 27, 2020

An engaging storyteller, accomplished gardener and precision woodworker, Jim Maguire passed away at the Dearness Home on May 27. He was in his 91st year.

Jim was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he remembered spending Saturdays walking to town with his father and visiting the pet store to “talk to the parrots.” He would play cricket in the street with friends, and when he got older, he would wander up to the mountains nearby and pick bluebells. “My mother would say she never could find me,” he once recalled. His was a youth also defined by the war years. On Easter weekend in 1941, for instance, not yet 12, he rode a tram through Belfast during an air-raid, “with all these bombs falling and guns firing and searchlights and dogfights in the sky.”

In his teens, he apprenticed as a wood patternmaker at the Sirocco Works, where his father worked. After a four-year courtship that began on a dance floor in the seaside town of Bangor, he married Pat Moore in 1950. In fact, they might not have met had Pat not approached him during the “lady’s choice” part of the night. He later remembered: “I saw a group of young ladies heading in my direction, when someone touched my arm and said, ‘Would you like to dance?’ I think Pat saved me from the stampede!”

The couple and their growing family later moved to Bangor. In time, Jim established his own renovation and homebuilding business. In 1965, with four children, Jim and Pat emigrated to Canada, where they made their home in London, Ontario. Jim worked at Gudgeon Brothers until retirement. He volunteered at Parkwood Hospital and with the breakfast program at Kensal Park Public School. Retirement also allowed him to resume lawn bowling, and he joined a local league just as he had done back in Bangor decades earlier. For many years, Jim was an active member of St. Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church.

Predeceased by daughter Joanne, Jim leaves wife Pat; children Jim, Patricia and Shane; son-in-law Bob; daughter-in-law Diane; grandchildren Melissa (Sean), Michael, Melanie, Jesse (Taryn), Maggie, Daniel (Melina), Craille (Alexandros), Ryan (Asher) and Colin; and great-grandchildren Sydney, Andre, Jermaine, Fiona and Eila. He is survived also by brother David (Vicky) and by nephews and extended family in Ireland and England. Jim was predeceased by sisters Gertie and Margaret, brother Albert, and parents John and Mary.

Jim’s family thanks Dearness Home staff, especially in the Oakdale wing, for their care and for the many kindnesses shown to Jim and Pat over Jim’s stay there.

Cremation has taken place, and plans for other remembrances are pending. Those wanting to pay tribute to Jim may make a donation to the Alzheimer Society in his memory.

Published on June 1, 2020

 

 

Olivia Formosa

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our little angel of 5 years, Olivia Marie Formosa, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Olivia was an old soul, loving, smiling and singing Frozen and Frozen 2 songs through her biggest battles. ‘Liv’ was the cherished daughter of Brooke Formosa and Zachary Mayer and adoring sister of Paisley. Precious granddaughter of Lino & Kari Formosa, Mary Mayer and Robert Cubrt and great granddaughter of Mary & the late Arthur Formosa, Donald & the late Patricia Moore, Phillip & the late Sue Mayer. Treasured niece of Sarah and Katie Formosa and Brandon Mayer. She was a feisty, unforgettable and magical beacon to her family, friends and community. A private family visiting will be held with a proper celebration of Olivia’s life to be announced at a later date. The HAYCOCK-CAVANAGH FUNERAL HOME, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. If desired, remembrances to Childcan, The Childhood Cancer Research Association may be left at the funeral home 519.627.3231. Online tributes may be left at www.CavanaghFuneralHome.ca The family would like to thank the community and especially the angels of the Children’s Hospital – London Health Sciences Centre, Sick Kids Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Holland Bloorview Rehab Centre and Ronald McDonald House for their outpouring of love and support.

Published on May 2, 2020

The community came together on Tuesday for a touching tribute and celebration for a brave local girl, who has received her angel wings.

Olivia Formosa passed away at her home in Wallaceburg on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

She was five-years-old.

Olivia inspired many, was a fighter and showed tremendous courage during a three year battle with brain cancer.

Shortly after Olivia turned two years old, doctors found a mass that surrounded her cerebellum, her brain stem and down into her spinal cord.

Over the past few years, Olivia underwent multiple procedures.

She returned home from the hospital on Monday.

To honour Olivia and support her family, a special celebration of life cruise took place in Wallaceburg on Tuesday evening.

Over 450 vehicles packed the parking lot outside of the former Sobey’s building on McNaughton Avenue. Bicycles, ATV’s, cars, trucks and emergency service vehicles drove in a parade down Albert Street and by the Wallaceburg Christian School, where the Formosa family gathered.

Some of Olivia’s favourite characters, Princess Elsa, Anna and Cinderella were present and waving as the cruise drove by Olivia’s family.

Honking horns could be heard throughout the entire neighborhood as the parade participants tried to make the parade a fitting tribute to Olivia.

Wallaceburg resident Madison Bembridge, a friend of the Formosa family, told the Sydenham Current she has known Brooke Formosa, Olivia’s mother, for a few years, as her child Scarlett used to have play dates with Olivia, as they were only a few months apart in age.

“When I heard about Livie getting sick, I was heartbroken,” Bembridge said.

“I’ve followed her journey and prayed that she would fight this. After three long years of battling, God decided that it was time for Livie to gain her angel wings and go up to heaven.”

Bembridge added: “Olivia has touched many hearts and Brooke is a strong will-powered mom, who did the best she could through this hard battle. Livie is a warrior. She was a strong, beautiful little girl. She fought her battle till the very end. Fly high sweet angel.”

The Chatham-Kent Police Service traffic unit was supportive of the event, helping to organize the blockades and direct traffic during the celebration cruise.

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services Station #3 Wallaceburg firefighters and Chatham-Kent EMS paramedics were also present to show their support.

Margarete Haussner

Margarete Haussner

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Friday, February 21, 2020,  Margarete Haussner of London in her 85th year.

Wife of the late Roland Haussner (2004). Loving mother of Birgit Price (late Randall) and Rainer Haussner. Cherished Oma of Wendy and Michael, great Oma of Zackery, Jade, Tristan, Taylar, Draven, Savannah, Kyra, Zander and Liley and great great Oma of Audrey. Predeceased by her brother Helmut.

A celebration of Margarete”s life will be held at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St., London, Ontario (between Colborne & Waterloo St.), on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margarete are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be expressed atwww.loganfh.ca

Monneen Elliott

 

ELLIOTT, Monneen
(nee Irving)

Peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Middlesex Terrace, Monneen (nee Irving) Elliott in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Elliott (2016). Dear mother of dawna elliott of Alberta, Lorraine Elliott of St. Thomas, and Ted Elliott of London. Much loved grandmother of Rob (Stephanie) and Jon Cook. Loving GG of Morgan and Harry. Loving MOM-MO of Lindsay and Megan. Chosen son Michael Swift. Cremation has taken place. At Monneen’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Her final resting place will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe, ON. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 180-633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted with A. MILLARD GEORGE FUNERAL HOME, 519-433-5184. Online condolences and memories shared at www.amgfh.com

LISA ALDINGTON

THANK YOU FOR LISA

The family of Lisa wishes to thank our relatives, friends, neighbours and co-workers for the thoughtful acts of kindness through cards, floral arrangements, food and memorial donations in memory of a wonderful daughter, niece, cousin and friend. A special thanks to all paramedics, firefighters, doctors and nurses for their compassionate care. A special thanks to Rev. Teresa Corrigan and our church family for their support and beautiful lunch.

Bob, Linda, & Christine

ALDINGTON, Lisa Lynn
May 15, 1980 – May 11, 2019

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our daughter Lisa on May 11, 2019 after a brief illness. Survived by parents Bob and Linda and sister Christine, aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will be received at the Church of the Epiphany, 11 Bristol St. West, London, ON, N6J 1L9 on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service to celebrate Lisa’s life at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the memorial fund of the Church of the Epiphany would be appreciated.

For information and online condolences, please visit
www.woodlandcemetery.ca

 On Friday May 17 a service of remembrance was held at  the Church of the Epiphany. Our little church was full to the rafters with friends, relatives and co-workers. Rev Teresa led us through a beautiful memorial much appreciated by all. It was a very appropriate and proper send off for our friend Lisa.

Joe Bowman

Joe Bowman was a long time parishioner at the Church of the Epiphany. He was known in the area as the Mayor of Manor Park. He owned a Variety Store on the corner of Wharncliffe Rd and Emery St. Joe was a very generous man. If someone needed food, but couldn’t afford to pay just then – no problem. Joe would give him what he needed. In reality Joe was the first food bank in the area, long before our church food bank. Joe was also a decorated war veteran. He was instrumental in forming the Manor and Highland Park War Restoration Committee when the cenotaph was vandalized beyond repair and had to be replaced. Back in 2011 Adam, Teresa’s son Adam interviewed Joe for a school project. Here is an audio file of that interview.

 

Betty Whittington

WHITTINGTON, Elizabeth Marie (Haskell)…
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, July 9, 2018, Elizabeth “Betty” Whittington of London, Ontario, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Glenn (1990). Cherished mother of Debra and Frank Rastin of Belmont, Nancy and Rick Killby of St. Catharines, and Mary-Liz and Joe Whalls of London. Predeceased by her daughter Susan (2006). Special Grandma to 11 grandchildren and their spouses, and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Donna McRitchie, Patricia Noftle, and Ruth Demaiter. Predeceased by her sister Isabelle Flight and brother Lloyd Haskell. She will also be forever remembered and missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Betty worked for Bell Canada for over 40 years. Following her retirement, Betty enjoyed many years of playing bridge with her friends. The family would like to thank the many teams at Victoria Hospital that cared for her with such compassion and kindness over the past 3 weeks. Family and friends will be received at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11 am at the Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe Street West, London, ON N6J 1L8. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com