Obituaries

 



 

Bergwerff Joan

September 7, 1939August 25, 2017

Passed away in her home on August 25, 2017 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Case Bergwerff (2007),

 Dear daughter of the late Jack and Gwen Graham. Survived by 4 daughters; Beth (Mike) Mabee, Barb (Bruce) Sovran, Laura Lambier, and Sheila (Samer) Dbouk.

Eight grandchildren; Sarah (Nathan), Tommy (Jen), Brandon, Brian (Brandi), Katie, James (Sarah), Karim, and Mya. Great grandma to Kayla, Mackenzie, Autumn, Kyelynn, Meigha and Aiden. Dear lifetime friend of Anne Laskey (Sparkle lady).

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29th. Funeral service from the First Baptist Church, Kingsville on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Jim

Bagley officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


Ditzend Katherina  (nee Schlechter)

 

At Erie Shores Health Care , Leamington on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Age 92 years. Late of Kingsville. Beloved wife of the late Anton (2010). Loving mother of Elizabeth Hotz and husband Fred, Kingsville. Dear grandmother of Michael and wife Tasha, Nicholas and wife Christina and Adam Hotz and Samantha Marshall. Dearest great grandmother of Alice, Cora, Dexter, Kitron.  Sister of Elisabeth Weisgerber and sister-in-law of Maria Ditzend. Predeceased by sister Maria Nothof. Many thanks to the staff of Royal Oak LTC, Chartwell Kingsville and Erie Shores Hospital for their kindness and prayers.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15th. Funeral service from the First Lutheran Church, Kingsville on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Dusan Tillinger officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired donations to the First Lutheran Church, Kingsville would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


Elford Elizabeth R. (nee Lane)

At Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Age 90 years.

Late of Kingsville Beloved wife of the late Wilbur (Webb) Elford (1986). Mother of Debbie (Allan) Whittal, Peggy (Don) Cook and Edward Elford..

Cremation has taken place . A Memorial graveside service will be held in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Donations to Erie Shores Hospice  would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Graham John “Jack” Thomas

 

At Leamington Mennonite Home,  on Thursday, August 31,2017 at the age of 96 years. Late of Kingsville. Son the late Charles (Gosfield North) and Sarah (Brown) (England) Graham. Husband of the late Jean Audrey Graham (Mitchell) (2006). Dearest father of Carol Ann Martens and husband Victor, Ruthven; Douglas Keith Graham and his wife Suzanne, Amherstburg; Donna Jean Mann and husband Christopher, San Diego, California. Dear grandfather of Michelle Boulton (David), Paula Dickey (Colin), Chantal Graham (Turgeon) (Guy), Katherine Gallant (Martin), and Stephen Mann. Dear great grandfather of Victoria, Austin, Kyra, Luke and Jessica. Brother of Charles (Bud) and wife Audrey (Babe) Graham of Windsor and the late Richard (2003) and wife Patricia Graham (1982).

John loved good music and singing. One of his greatest joys was when he sang solos in cantatas for The Church of the Epiphany in Kingsville. He worked as a cost accountant in management for H.J. Heinz Company for many years. He will be greatly missed by family.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4th. Funeral service from the Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville on Tuesday,, Sept. 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Canon Bryan Girling officiating. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington.

If desired, donations to the Leamington Mennonite Home, the Salvation Army or the CNIB would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


Johnstone Susanne Thelma (nee Hillman)

November 23, 1958September 28, 2017

 

Suddenly on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Late of Harrow, Ontario. Beloved wife of Rick Johnstone and mother of Lindsay Johnstone (Jay Bray). Dear daughter of the late Howard and Luetta Hillman and daughter-in-law of Ivor and Janet Johnstone and the late Nancy Johnstone. Dear sister of Linda (Lee Howden), Nancy (Marshall) Beggs. Sister-in-law of Frank (Michele) Johnstone. Dear aunt of Mark (Gudrin) Beggs, Mike (Kaylee) Beggs, Andrew (Vicky) Wylie, Sarah Howden (Antranik Tchalekian), Chris Howden (Jennifer), Eric Howden, Kate Johnstone (Nathan), Lloyd Johnstone (Christine) and Carolyn (Steve) Grona.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 188, 145 Division St. S. Kingsville  on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 12:30 p.m.

until time of celebration of life at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville (519)733-4111

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.


 

MacIntosh Irma (nee Horn)

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Irma.

Peacefully, on October 8, 2017 at Hospice of Windsor in her 91st year. Beloved wife

of 63 years. to Joseph (2009). Cherished mother of David and wife Pearl, Ruth and husband Paul Wagner, and Michael and wife Jane. Survived by her grandchildren; Julie (Dan Hough), Jennifer (Rob Duncan), Jason (Heidi), Aaron Wagner (Rosie), Benjamin Wagner (Rachel), Trisha (Ryan Kurbis), and Jillian (Michael Storcer)  and 17 great grandchildren who she loved very much. Sisters-in-law: Chrissie Howe, Bessie Quick (Russell), and Jean Young (Jack). Also many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Kingsville Community Church, Kingsville, Ontario. Family will receive visitors starting at 10:00 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irma’s memory to Gideon’s or Hospice for Life Foundation of Windsor and Essex County.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


 

Malott Randy Lee

 

Peacefully on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Loving son of Lee (1994) and Rochelle (2008). Cherished brother of Shelley (Wayne) and beloved uncle of Nicole Lamb and Derek Lamb. He will be greatly missed by chosen family Jim and Anne Montgomery and Ann and Bernie. With respect for Randy’s wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8p.m. on Monday, Sept.18th followed by a memorial funeral service at 8 p.m. If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca


 

Melton Doris Elizabeth Arletta (nee Metcalf)

 

Born November 27, 1923 – Passed Away August 30, 2017

 

Dear daughter of the late Percival and Mabel Metcalf

Predeceased by Husband Sydney Eugene Melton 1990, daughters Karen Ann Melton (1947), Katherine (1954), grandson Victor Melton (1993) and brothers, Earl Edward Metcalf and wife Martha, Stanley James Metcalf and wife Edith, Wesley John Metcalf and wife Kay and Murray Lavern Metcalf and wife Anna. Survived by daughter Lynda Lee Lindley and husband Robert and son Edward Harvey Melton and wife Linda.

Granchildren, B. Todd Lucas, Tracy Edward Melton, Trevor Scott Melton, Tara Lynell Glaser, Trent Matthew Melton and Tige Andrew Melton. Great grandchildren, Ashleigh Lucas, Sydney Glaser, Hayden Glaser, Ethan Melton, Owen Melton, Keighan Melton, Devin Melton, Colin Melton, Ayden Melton, Elle Melton, Melia Melton, Sienna Melton, and Severine Melton. “Looks What Happens When Two People Fall In Love.”

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5th. Funeral Service from the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. John Van Omme officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Ross  Holger William

 

December 12, 1941October 7, 2017

 

Passed away at Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington , after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by wife Betty. Survived by children Laurie Ann (Mike), Cheryl (Brad), Jamie, Holger (Bill) William Ross (Kim), Danny (Amy). Extended family Steve (Betty), Darlene (Don), Mark (Jamie). Also extended family Joann (Mike), the late Joseph (Wendy), Cyndi (Garry), Karen (Bob Deceased), Dennis (Irene), Janine (Greg), Tom (Bambi), Doug (Kathy), Bonnie. Bill had siblings, Pat (Kenny deceased), Mike (Gina), Agnes (Gord), Dougal (Monica), Kenny, deceased, Lavern (Susan deceased), Danny,

And Kathy (Brent). Many nieces and nephews, grandchildren (4 deceased,) great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Holger (Bill) had many friends at Tim Hortons, Unico Senior group and the Kingsville Legion. Bill met at Timmies often with friends, Jack Nolan, Ken and Carol Blake and Teddy. Special thanks to Windsor Hospice, Betty Ann and Daniel for all their visits and care. Also a special thanks to Leamington Hospice, greatly appreciated by our families.

Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service

at 12:30 p.m. To be followed by at gathering at the Canadian Legion, Kingsville.

If desired, donations to the Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 


 

Washburn, Robert James (Bob)

August 11, 1946 – August 18, 2017   After a courageous battle, Bob passed away peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington surrounded by family.  Cherished husband of Joan (Reycraft). Forever loved father of Jennifer (Tony) Mouawad, Jonathan Washburn and Joe Washburn.  Loving son of Fred (1975) and Isabel (1991) Washburn. Dear son-in-law of Frank (2013) and Lila Reycraft.  Youngest brother of Donald Washburn, Elaine (Leo) Breault and Larry Washburn (2016). Dear brother-in-law of Doug and Barb Reycraft, Ron and Marie Reycraft, and Gerald and Clara Reycraft.  Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and many, many good friends. Bob was Past Master of St. George’s Masonic Lodge #41 AF & AM, Grand Steward of Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Member of Lodge of Perfection Moore Sovereign Consistory, Hamilton, Past Most Wise Sovereign, Windsor Chapter of Rose Croix, Past First Principal of King Cyrus Chapter 119 Royal Arch Masons, Past President of Sun Parlour Shrine Club, Member of EZE Riders, and retiree of Bell Canada.  Special thanks to Dr. Ray Anderson, Dr. Kanjeekal, Dr. Schneider, the nurses of Saint Elizabeth, Joy and Heather, as well as the doctors, nurses and countless volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice.  A visitation will be held at Sykes Funeral Home on Tuesday August 22, 2017 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm, with the Masonic Service at 7:30pm.  A funeral will be held at Epworth United Church on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 11:00am with a visitation at the church prior to the service beginning at 10:00am, Reverend John van Omme officiating. Interment at McDowell Cemetery, Comber at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a donation to Erie Shores Hospice.  “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” -Winston Churchill