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01 2015 June

Deighton, Yvonne (Aged 91, Petrolia)

DEIGHTON: Josephine Margaret Yvonne age 91 of Petrolia formerly of R.R. 4 Dresden passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at C.E.E. Hospital Petrolia. (more…)

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20 2015 May

Todgham, Herbert (Aged 91, Chatham)

Herbert Todgham passed away in Chatham, on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the age of 91. Born in Walkerville, Ontario, Herb was the son of the late Ida (Richards) and Herbert Todgham and the beloved husband for 63 years of Irene Todgham (Martin) (2011). He was pre-deceased by his son, Jim (1998), brother, Ronald (1975) and sister, Mary Gilbert (2013). He will be greatly missed by his children Jill Holmes (Dan Smith), Judy (Frank Gerber) and John (Yvonne), his daughter-in-law Cleone Todgham, as well as his grandchildren, Jeremy Todgham, Jana Stevens, Brad and Chris Holmes, Greg and Colin Gerber, and Sara and Samantha Todgham, together with great-grandchildren Ryan and Lexi Todgham.

Herb grew up in Walkerville Ontario. He graduated with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1945. Following graduation, Herb was employed by a consulting Civil Engineering firm in Toronto until 1948. He subsequently relocated to Chatham in 1949 where he joined in forming the firm of McCubbin, Brisco and Todgham Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors. Following the death of George McCubbin in 1955, he joined with Bill Case to form the Consulting Engineering firm of Todgham and Case Ltd. During the following years, the firm provided Civil Engineering and Land Surveying services throughout southwestern Ontario. Upon his retirement from Todgham and Case in 1992, Herb was appointed to the Ontario Drainage Tribunal, which dealt with appeals under the Ontario Drainage Act. Herb was a very active volunteer in the Chatham community. He became a Rotarian in 1949, was President and remained an active member for over 66 years. He was a long-time member and Chair of the Board of the Public General Hospital, which later became the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. He was a member and Chair of the District Health Council, member and Chair of St. John’s Ambulance, and long-time member and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Park Street United Church. Herb was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Chatham Minor Hockey Association and of the Board of Directors of the Maple City Golf and Country Club. He was also Commodore of the Rondeau Yacht Club. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015 with Rev. Mark Perry and Gabriella Cutler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made in Herb’s memory to the Rotary Club of Chatham Service Club Fund, Rotary International or the Chatham-Kent Hospice. Cremation to follow with an interment to be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery at a later date.
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13 2015 May

Foster, Mary Ellen (Aged 80, Chatham)

Foster: Mary Ellen- passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the age of 80. Dear wife and loving companion of the late William James “Bill” Foster. Fondly remembered by dear sister Helen and dear niece Diane. Predeceased by sister Ina Howard and brother Delbert Jackson. Cremation has taken place. All are welcome to attend a graveside service on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Dresden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the John C. Badder Funeral Home, Thamesville.

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11 2015 May

Scholze, Christina (Aged 101, Chatham)

Scholze: Christina a resident of Chatham passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham at the age of 101. (more…)

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05 2015 May

Snobelen, Murray (Aged 94, Ridgetown)

A resident of R.R. # 4, Thamesville, Murray Snobelen passed away peacefully at the Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown with family at his side on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in his 95th year. (more…)

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04 2015 May

D’Clute, Allan (Aged 101, Blenheim)

A resident of Blenheim, Allan D’Clute passed away at the Blenheim Community Village on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 101. (more…)

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04 2015 May

Charron, Ida (Aged 100, Tilbury)

CHARRON, Ida (Labonté) (née Quenneville) 100 years, of Tilbury, passed away at Tilbury Manor on Saturday, May 2, 2015. (more…)

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01 2015 May

Widdifield, Kathleen, Joyce (aged 86 of Chatham)

Passed away at Copper Terrace Long Term Care on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Born in Chatham 86 years ago, daughter of the late Ann (Harrington) and Jack Langrell.

She is survived by her loving husband John. Proud Mom of Nancy and her husband David Arnold, Louisville, Janet and her husband Ange O’Brien, Brantford, Linda and her husband Brian Houston, Harwich Township and David Widdifield and his wife Lisa of London. (more…)

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30 2015 April

Sevcik, Mary ( aged 83 of Dresden)

Sevcik: Mary Louise (Deswaef) , a resident of Dresden, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Park Street Place, Dresden on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the age of 83. Born in Chicago, U.S.A., daughter of the late Leopold and Emile (Demeester) Deswaef. Mary was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Dresden and the C.W.L. (more…)

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29 2015 April

Allemeersch, Mary ann ( aged 89 Chatham)

Peacefully at Riverview Gardens Nursing Home, Chatham, on Sunday April 26, 2015, Mary Ann Allemeersch, age 89, of Chatham, beloved wife of the late Camiel Allemeersch (1988). Born in Yanovce, Czechoslovakia in 1925, daughter of the late Anna (Manik) and John Scerba. (more…)

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