Berthiaume Patrick


With heavy hearts we announce that Patrick Berthiaume passed away August 12, 2018, peacefully with his loving wife Mary Lou, of 46 devoted years, by his side. Son of Wilfred (1990) and Gertrude (1995) Berthiaume. Survived by his siblings, Patricia Birch (George 2002), Jackie-Konrad-Lacasse (Joe); Joanne Duchene (Denis); Mary Lou Hogan (Mike 2010), Michael Berthiaume (Marilyn), Jack Berthiaume, Mary Anne Smith (George), Joe Berthiaume (Mary Lynn 2017) and Tim Berthiaume (Jane).

Pat will be missed deeply by many family, friends, and nieces and nephews and his “Furry Buddies”. Pat had many enjoyable years on the lake in Kingsville after retirement from Chryslers as a well respected Materials Manager. His quick witt, intellect, love of gadgets and his knowledge, will be sadly missed. A special thanks to all the many caring and loving angels that passed through his life and helped and shared in his journey with cancer.

Cremation has already taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville. “ Private” immediate family service  and  gatherings to be held at later dates

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Nickart Janet (nee Lindsey)

82 years, on August 8, 2018 at Franklin Gardens Long Term Care Home, Leamington. Beloved wife for 42 years of the late Joseph Nickart (1999). Dear mother of Sandra Kitchen and her husband Gary of Kingsville, and Stephen (Janesse) of Windsor. Cherished grandmother of Klarissa Chisholm and her husband Sean, and Philip Kitchen. Loving great grandmother of Brantley. Dear sister of John Lindsey of Windsor. Predeceased by her sister Nora (1976) and her brother Bill (2006). Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to be followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Canon Bryan Girling officiating. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to staff at Franklin Gardens for their compassionate care and kindness. Memorial tributes to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left at



Batke  Karen Ann (nee Humber)


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Karen Batke on Aug. 2, 2018 into the grace of God’s hands with loving family members by her side at the young age of 74 years of age after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the Erie Shores Hospice. Leaving behind to mourn is her loving family. Beloved husband and best friend Alan of 55 years. Cherished mother to Robert (Lisa) of Leamington. Survived by brothers Richard (Penny) and Paul (Peggy). Also survived by sisters-in-law, Linda Batke and Annie Batke. Predeceased by parents, Edsel and Doris Humber. Also predeceased by brother-in-law, Walter Batke. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. and also her Grand Kitties Karly and Abby. Karen will be missed by many friends and colleagues of the numerous clubs and organizations that she volunteered with. To name just a few, Kingsville Horticultural Society which she was a past President and past secretary of during her 50 plus years of beautification in the town of Kingsville, also the Ontario Horticultural Association which she was a floral design judge along with a past secretary of District 11, also the Essex-Windsor Master Gardeners (30 plus years) as well the Kingsville Communities in Bloom and ERCA’s friends of watersheds (Wigle, Mill and Cedar). In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting and traveling the world, which included a cruise in Antarctica.

At Karen’s request cremation has taken place and a celebration of Karen’s life will take place at a date to be announced later. The family would like to thank all of the nurses, staff and Volunteers of the Erie Shores Hospice for their professionalism, compassion, kindness and humour when needed. Memorial donations to the Erie Shores Hospice or the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville and condolences maybe left at





Ferguson Murray Douglas

August 23, 1923August 7, 2018


Son of the late Donald and Gladys (Iler) Ferguson. Predeceased by wife Norma (Rogers), baby Julia, grandaughter Marissa Staddon, sister Doris (Ferguson) Mountain (WB Mountain), brother Glenn Ferguson. Survived by sister-in-law Sylvia Ferguson. Dearly loved by Joan (Gord) Shuttleworth, Ann (Carl) Fama, Larry (Linda), Donna (Wayne) Jeschke, Donald and Gordon, and daughter-in-law Karen. Survived by 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Successful, lifelong farmer in Colchester North; founder of Ferguson Seeds; faithful follower of Jesus Christ; supporter of Christian ministries.

Visitation to be held at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville on Friday, Aug. 10th from 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p.m.. Funeral service from the funeral home on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. The family requests memorial contributions to The Gideons International in Canada or LDMH Foundation or The Erie Shores Hospice,


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Margaret Stevenson (nee Batten)

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep”

William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Stevenson Margaret, 87, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Chartwell Royal Oak LTC in Kingsville, Ontario. She was born on October 28, 1930 in Colchester North to George and Lily Batten. Margaret lived a very full and vibrant life in Essex County, She was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother and great grandmother. Margaret married Glen Stevenson in 1950 in Gesto. True soul mates, they were happily married for 62 years. Margaret, with Glen, was a founding member of the Kingsville Canadian Honkers Camp Club, and an executive member and chaperone for  the Kingsville-Essex Associated Band. Margaret is survived by her daughters Gaye Stevenson, and Kim (Dan) Siddall of Kingsville; her grandchildren Benjamin (Christopher) Balkwill, Peter Balkwill, Alison (Curtis) Siddall, and Patrick (Stephanie) Siddall of Kingsville.; her great grandchildren,Izaiah, Ivy; and her many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Glen (2013), her parents George and Lily; and her siblings Greta (Glen) Vincent, Grace (Bill) Merritt, Marwood (Verna) Batten and Lloyd (Ilah) Batten. Margaret’s family extends their deep gratitude to the staff of Royal Oak and Amy’s Helping Hands for helping to care for Margaret over the last few years.

Visitation will be held at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91  Division St. S. Kingsville from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug.6th. A funeral servie from the funeral home will be held on Tuesday, Aug.7, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to be made to Epworth United Church, Kingsville or Erie Shores Hospice, Leamington.

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Bilham  Marion Ruth (nee Orrell)


Passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of Fred Bilham. Mother to Ron (Elsa) and Larry (Connie). Grandmother to Johathan (Lindsay), Corey (Michelle), Tanya, and Kristen Lauzon (Jeremy). Great grandmother to Declan, Eve, Jerimiah, and Emma. Predeceased by brother, Donald Orrell (July 28, 2015)

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (Visitation at 10:00 a.m.) at Kingsville Community Church, 1860 Division Rd. North, Kingsville, Ontario. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice, the Can. Cancer Society and Kingsville Community Church, in lieu of flowers.

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Sebele  Steve


67 years. Passed away on July 14, 2018 at Erie Shores Hospice in Leamington.

Beloved husband of Nancy (Evans), father of Stephen (Amanda) and grandfather

of Allison. Brother of John (Barb), and Lynne (Tom). Predeceased by parents

John and Sara Sebele. Surviving members of family include Uncle Mike and Aunt Helen Fritsch, Aunt Gloria Sebele, Uncle Andrew and Aunt Alma Sebele and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of Steve’s life on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville, Ontario. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice or the Erie Shores Hospice in Leamington would be appreciated.

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