Bereavements since Dec 20, 2016

John Alan Sgt. (Ret.) Morton

 - Passed away peacefully after a long illness, at Parkwood Institute, London on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Beverley Morton. Cherished father of Lorrie (Ron) Bailey and Steve Morton. Proud grandfather of Melissa Bailey (Rhyse Jubenville) and the late Mandy Bailey (2016). Loving brother of Gladys, Phyllis, Ilene, Elizabeth, Susan, Roland and Joanne Barry and brother-in-law to Bruce (Connie) Miller, Emily (late Ron) Gabriel, James Wannamaker and late Albert Miller. Predeceased by his parents Lilian Morton and John MacGilvary, Mary (Morton) and Arthur Barry. Also predeceased by his mother-and father-in-law Minnie (Beasley) and Wilfred Wannamaker. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME , 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (with visitation 1hr prior). Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Lung Association. Online condolences accepted at www.forestlawnmemorial.ca  13147538   URLAs an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Lung Association.

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I came across this site while researching more of my father-in-law's military service. It is my understanding he was the last Drum Major for the Canadian Guards before the disbandment.

Sadly, he passed away in February so I thought I would forward his obituary to you so others may be aware of his passing. After the Guards, he was in 3RCR then moved to CFB London with 1RCR where I met him first then his daughter.

"Al" was a great guy and a quiet, honourable man I was proud to call my father-in-law. He will be missed. Al was predeceased by his wife Beverly. His daughter Loretta (Lorrie) Bailey lives in Woodstock, Ontario. His son Steven (Steve) lives in London, Ontario.

Sincerely,  
Ron D. Bailey  (April 2017)

RICHARD STEWART (ARCHIE) MOORE It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Stewart "Archie" Moore, 86 years of age on Saturday, March 25. Richard was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Richard is survived by his son Donald (Joy), grandchildren Lindsay, Kristin, and Ryan, and great-grandchildren Easton, Zoe, Callie, Liam and Gray. Richard was predeceased by his loving wife Marguerita and son Richard Jr. Archie had a very active life. At age 18, Archie joined the Canadian Army Reserves as a medic. Soon after, Archie joined the RCN and served aboard HMCS Nootka, a tribal class destroyer for two years. Archie transferred to the Army in 1957 where he became a member of the Canadian Guards. When the Guards were disbanded in 1969, Archie was patched over to the RCR, and in 1973, Archie was again patched over to the PPCLI in Winnipeg where he retired from active duty in 1978. Archie continued with the Camerons of Winnipeg for several years. Archie was a member of the Canadian Guards Association, The Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association, and the Atomic Veterans Recognition Program. Archie was also an accomplished athlete. At 18 years of age, Archie was the amateur middleweight boxing champion of Halifax with a record of 36-1. Archie also was accepted as an NHL linesman in 1965, however opted to remain with the military. Archie was also mentored by Danny Gallivan, the famous Montreal Canadiens announcer to become a hockey announcer. Archie spent many hours in the booth at the old Montreal Forum. Archie was a devoted family man who will be sadly missed by his son and daughter-in-law and his grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer's Association, Winnipeg. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 08, 2017


Samuel Seymour (Sam) Best
Retired 1St Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment: Member Royal Canadian Legion Br. 517 Petawawa
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home, on Friday March 31, 2017 in his 79th year. Sam Best of Petawawa, beloved husband of Diane Best (nee Pybus). Loved and cherished father to Tonya (Aliza), Kingston Samuel (Teri), Pembroke, Dianna-Lynn Best (T.J.), Westmeath, Wayne Wagner, Darryl Wagner and Clifford Reddick. Loving grandfather to Thomas, Samuel, Kohl, Kristyn, Karissa, Hannah, Melinda, Alexandra, Sophia and Elena and great grandson Cameron. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters Bertina, Cecil, Whoopie, Egbert, Vernie and Lionel and his parents Samuel and Alma (nee James) Best. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Sam’s Life will take place on Saturday April 29, 2017 starting at 2 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 517, Petawawa, 3583 Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa. In memory of Sam donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute or Royal Canadian Legion Petawawa Br. 517 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Pembroke. Condolences, tributes, donations
www.murphyfuneralhome.ca

Sam served with 1st Bn and  2nd Bn Canadian Guards

Peter Eric Thureson   May 2nd, 1937-March 2nd, 2017  A resident of Mindemoya. Died peacefully at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, on Thursday,  at the age of 79. Predeceased by parents Erik ; Georgina Thureson. Beloved husband of Leila. Loving father of Alison (Brian), Gregory (Stephanie) and Geoffrey (Ayano). Proud grandfather of Sarah, Graham, Soren, Rowen and Grant. Dear brother of Warren & Elvi Thureson.  Will always be remembered by nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will gather at Mindemoya United Church on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Visitation from 1pm Funeral Service at 2pm  Rev. Mary Jo Tracy officiating.  Burial ashes in Mindemoya Cemetery later in the spring.  Donations to the Mindemoya United Church or  Mindemoya Hospital Aux. would be greatly appreciated.  Island Funeral Home can only accept cheques for all charitable donations. Record your thoughts, memories and photos at www.islandfuneralhome.ca

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BAYNE, Gordon James "Tunney" CWO CD Born February 7, 1929 and passed away February 12, 2017. Predeceased by his parents Gordon Allan Bayne and Edith Mary Stormont, and his brother Donald. Survived by his brothers Robert (Kay), George (Jane) and Jim (Lydia). He was the loving husband of 62 years to the late Mary Paulina Smith. Devoted father of the late Shawn (Laurie) and of Daniel (Jennifer), and Paul (Pam). Proud grandfather of Jonathan (Jennifer), Cory (Sarah), Eric, Emma (Jeff), Samantha, and Ash. Great-grandfather of Riley, Ethan, Blake and Corbyn. He was a proud member of the GGFG (1943-1947); a Chief Warrant Officer of the RCR, 1st Battalion, a Veteran of the Korean War, as well as many peacekeeping missions (1948-1976); and an employee for 16 years at the Bank of Canada. Friends may pay respects at theKelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel1255 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9613-731-1255 Friday, February 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, February 18 to Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 0G6 for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Ottawa Mission are greatly appreciated. Condolences to www.kellyfh.ca - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=gordon-bayne&pid=184143704#sthash.uPrUSbSh.dpuf


Allan James Mac Donald, 2 nd Bn Guards passed away on Thursday 2 February, in his sleep. I served with Al in Sigs Pl second BN. He later worked as a Sgt supervisor and advisor in the NB Provincial warning Center in N-1 at Base Gagetown, the old detention barracks. As per Al's wishes there will be no service but a celebration of his life in the Spring on the anniversary of his wife Helga's death. She passed away in 2016 from cancer.
Terry Dexter


John William Ternapolski Sr. (Bill)
Retired Royal Canadian Regiment (and Canadian Guards)
Passed away in the comfort of his home on January 31st, 2017, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Jill Pouliot-Ternapolski. Dear father of Chris Ternapolski (Judy), David Ternapolski and the late John Ternapolski Jr. (Colleen) . Stepfather to James Ternapolski, Leigh Ivankovic (Steve), and Denny Pouliot (Emilee). Loving grandpa to Ryan, Caitlyn, Nick, and Michelle Ternapolski, Kassandra Wilson, Hanna and Mara Ivankovic, Ethan and Morgan Pouliot, Jack and Luke Lahey, and Jessica Whynot. Dear brother to Marie Wright, Anthony Fardella (Mary Jane), Diane Lingaitis, and the late Joyce McMurchy. Son of the late Charles Ternapolski and Bernice Fardella (nee Jenson). Stepson of the late Anthony Fardella. Will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Funeral Service for Bill will be held on Monday February 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 605 Black Bay Road, Petawawa. Spring Interment in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. In memory of Bill, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Pembroke. Condolences, tributes, donations
www.murphyfuneralhome.ca.

Richard Colin MacInnis
Retired Canadian Guards and The Royal Canadian Regiment
At the Pembroke Regional Hospital, with his loving family by his side, on Tuesday January 31, 2017 in his 80TH year. Richard MacInnis of Petawawa, beloved husband of Rose MacInnis (nee Lariviere). Loved father of Keith MacInnis (Shelley), Delta ON, Kevin MacInnis, Petawawa and Dan MacInnis (Lissa Mussely), Ottawa and the late Gerry MacInnis. Loving grandfather of Tyler (Jessica), Brent (Ashley), Kyle, Jordan, Brooke and Cooper and great grandchildren Talajah, Treyshaun, Brody and Coehn. Brother of Hugh, Frank, Alexander, Mary Ellen Fraser and the late Donald, Jimmy and Phillip MacInnis. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Liturgy will be held in the Chapel of The MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 296 Isabella Street, Pembroke on
Monday February 6 at 1:30 p.m. Spring Interment All Saint’s Cemetery Petawawa. In memory of Richard, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family. Condolences, tributes, donations www.murphyfuneralhome.ca

WALKER, William Terence "Bill" - May 26, 1930 - January 24, 2017 Born in England. It is with great sadness that the family of Bill Walker announces his passing at home with family present on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Predeceased by Ruth, the love of his life for 63 years. Memories of Bill will be treasured by his sons Rick (Rita), Barry (Wendy), and his "girls" Bonnie (Gerry) Henderson, Cheryl Power, and Cathy (Cliff) VonHausen. He loved to share special time and stories with his 8 grandchildren, Tanya, Hilary, Erin, Jenny, Meaghan, Stacia, Melissa, Kurt and 11 great-grandchildren. They kept him young at heart! Bill had a quiet faith and a kindness for others. He enjoyed careers of leadership in the Canadian Military and Corrections Canada. In retirement, Bill travelled extensively and loved to golf and spend time with his family and friends. He was honoured to be an active member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish and a Grand Knight (Knights of Columbus). Many were touched by his love, friendship, and laughter. Family members are grateful for the compassionate care of Dr. Marcassa, the assistance of staff at Bryan's Pharmacy, and Holy Name parishioners who helped Dad navigate his final years. We celebrate his full and generous life and are consoled that he has found rest and peace. Friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES - Township Chapel , 435 Davis Drive, on Wednesday, February 1st from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Kingston Mills, on Thursday, February 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at Rideau Acres. Private family interment planned for a later date. Memorial donations in Bill's name may be made to the Knights of Columbus-Holy Name of Jesus Parish. Sharing memories, online condolences www.gftompkinstownship.ca13140583

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frederick Herman Pratt husband of the late Nora (Munn) Pratt of Fredericton, NB. Fred (Herm) passed away peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on Monday, January 23, 2017. Born on May 7, 1924 inDoaktown, NB, he was the son of the late Alexander and Hannah (Arbeau) Pratt.

Fred joined the Armed Forces at the age of 18. He served his country at home and abroad for 31 years. His service included World War II, the Korean War and a tour in Cyprus. After retiring from the military, he joined the Commissionaires until his retirement at the age of 88. In his career, he was honoured for his high standard of service. He was known for his exceptionally calm nature, unwavering loyalty, honesty, dependability and respect for all people. He was also known for his deep appreciation and love for his family. Fred was a faithful member of Sunset Church. He enjoyed meeting friends on Saturday morning for breakfast. He also enjoyed his daily walks and meeting his buddies at Tim’s.

Fred is survived by his son, Fred Pratt Jr. (Pauline) of Fredericton, NB; his daughters, Nelvana Stewart (Dennis) of Doaktown, NB, Darlene Carrier and Nola O’Donnell both of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Mark, Troy, Darcy, Kelly, Jill, Andrew, Jessica and Dillon; great–grandchildren, Rachelle, Jordan, Nicholas, Slade, Coleton, Brady, Brynn, Rebecca, Zacharie, Benjamin, Bethany, Leah, Coral, Hunter and Avery; seven great–great–grandchildren, Hudson, Emma, Hayden, Gavin, Kaleigh, Kassidy and Jayden; sister, Phyllis O’Donnell of Manitoba; several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Greg Munn and wife Lisa; sisters, Edna Muckler, Ann Storey and Ruby Brewer; brothers, Norman, William and Amos Pratt.

Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Thursday at 5:45 pm for a Legion Tribute Service. The Funeral Service will take place at Abundant Life Church, Main Street, Doaktown, NB on
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2 pm (visitation from 1 to 2 pm) with Rev. Darren Munn officiating and Rev. Ron Carroll assisting.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Karol and Dr. Anan for their excellent care. Interment will take place in the First Pentecostal Cemetery, Doaktown, NB at a later date.

For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through
www.miramichvalleyfh.com


Louis F. Stevens

September 23, 1937 - January 11, 2017

At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday January 11th, 2017. He was the youngest son of Louis Frederick and Mary (Em/Oliver) of Canal/Bonny River, where he was born on September 23, 1937. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Dona Stevens, (nee Cronkwright), and older brother, Leo. Louis F. Stevens Jr grew up in St. George and Saint John. He is survived by his children: John Stevens (Michelle), Cold Lake Alberta; Paula Stevens, Picton; Timothy Stevens,(Vanessa), Edmonton Alberta; Teresa Stevens, (Steve), Picton and James Stevens (Carolyn), Picton; and their children. Also by his loving partner and companion, Dale Cronkwright, Picton; sisters, Elizabeth, Canal/Bonny River; Mary, Windsor, Ontario, and Isabel (Lloyd) Martin, Fredericton; nieces and nephews, and several cousins in Charlotte County and Saint John. Cremation has taken place; his ashes will be brought home to the family plot, St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George New Brunswick at a later time for interment. A memorial service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home on Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 1 p.m.

John" Leo" Francis McManus 1931-2017

John Leo Francis McManus, 85, of Woodstock NB passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Upper River Valley Hospital Waterville NB. Leo was born in Devon NB on December 8, 1931 son of the late John and Kathleen (Owens) McManus.

Leo really enjoyed his military career and continued to be involved with the Legion and Lions Club and always stayed in touch with his military friends. One of favorite functions was the annual reunion of the 2nd Canadian Guards. He loved to fish, camp and travel the world but most of all he loved his family and spending time with them.

Leo is survived by his wife, Sheila (Orr) McManus, children; Ralph McManus (Dianne), Nackawic NB, Doreen Mainville (Nour), Susan McManus, Lorraine Monette (Gord), all of Ottawa ON, step children; Robert MacFarlane Jr. (Lori), Woodstock NB, Clinton MacFarlane (Deanna), Debec, NB, Sonya Thomas (Kevin), Debec, NB, sister in law, Erma Lake; Sheila’s siblings, Clifford Orr (Susan), Margaret Denning (John), Barbara Naftell (Donnie), Grace Veysey (Larry), Dorothy Lewis (Mike), Wendy Orr (Jamie), Ashley Orr (Jocelynn), David Orr, Richard Orr, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents Leo was predeceased by his first wife of 55 years, Vera (Barrow) McManus, sisters, Mamie king, Alethea Underhill, sisters, in law Nina, Lila, Eva, Phoebe, Marie, brothers in law, Marshall, Russell, Paul, Ralph and Sheila’s brother’s Robert (Marlene) and James Orr.

By request there will be no visitation at the funeral home. A graveside service and interment for Leo will be held in the Kirk Cemetery at a later date.


LAWLOR, Captain William A. (Gus) August 7, 1924 – January 14, 2017.

Passed away peacefully at the Trenton Memorial Hospital, after a very brief illness. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Ann Lawlor, brothers and sisters Elizabeth Lawlor, Mary Goodland, Jack Lawlor, Reverend Father Eric Lawlor, Josephine Noonan, Anita Courish and Kevin Lawlor. Leaving to mourn many nieces, nephews, and many good friends. Gus served his country as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Korea, Europe, and Canada. A sincere thank you is extended to the Administrator and Staff at Crown Ridge Retirement Residence for their care and concern, and also the Doctors and Staff at Trenton Memorial Hospital. Also, a special thank you to friends Bev and Ted Kornblum, Mary Ellen Southwell, and relatives Gertrude Crandell, and Patrick and Erica Furlong. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Trenton, on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE (613-392-2111) 60 Division Street, Trenton. If desired, donations may be made to St. Peter-in-Chains Parish Future Fund. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com


Ken served with 3BN,1BN, 2BN, LAST RANK: SGT - RCAPC (PAY CORPS)
Kenneth Mervyn Duff
DUFF, Kenneth Mervyn - Warrant Officer (Canadian Armed Forces Retired) October 19, 1931 - November 28, 2015. Passed away at Marion Hill Pallative Care Pembroke, ON Peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife Cecile (nee Lariviere), with his family by his side. Predeceased by his beautiful daughter Donna. Sadly missed by many, including his loyal dog Bijou. Thank you to everyone for their kindness, loving, and caring support they gave my husband and family. No service by request of Ken's wishes.

Via Moe Bergeron

Thomas Hollett

HOLLETT, Thomas Samuel - Peacefully at Marianhill on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 in his 80th year. Tom Hollett of Pembroke, beloved husband of Doris Hollett (nee Romain). Loving father of Thomas K. Hollett Jr. of Kingston. Dear brother of Joan, the late Barbara, Elizabeth, David, Randy, Deborah and Robert. Respecting Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives at the
Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481
on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of Branch 72, Royal Canadian Legion are requested to meet at the funeral home for prayers on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at
www.nevillefuneralhome.ca


PELLERIN, Joseph 'Nelson’

Age 78 of Bedford. Nelson died peacefully on January 1, 2017 in QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, surrounded by his family and listening to the old time fiddle music that he loved so much. Born in Port Felix, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the late Lawrence and Deltina (Marr) Pellerin. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anna (Boudreau); daughter, Karen (Olivier Schmitt), Lepuix, France; daughter, Sheila (Edward de Zeeuw), Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Louis, Kayla, Tyler and Emile; sisters, Emily La-Pierre, Lower Sackville; and Donna Gelinas, Beaver Bank; sister-in-law, Barbara (Green) Pellerin, Dartmouth; maternal aunt, Geraldine Levandier, Halifax, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Russell. He served as a peacekeeper in Cyprus with the Canadian Guards and worked as an insulator for Guildfords for over 30 years. Active in his parish, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. We would like to thank unit 4.2 nurses for their competent and compassionate care. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p. ■ Friday, January 6 followed by a funeral mass Saturday, January 7, at 1 p.m., both in St. Ignatius Church in Bedford. Burial to take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting:www.tjtracey.com


DEN HARTOGH, GERRIT “GERRY” At Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Monday, December 26, 2016, Gerry Den Hartogh died at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Marg Emery. Loving father of Todd Den Hartogh, Heidi Noble and Trevor (Sarah) Den Hartogh. Cherished grandfather of Ashly (Donnie) Fairbanks, Brent Noble (Jessica), Shawn (Amanda) Den Hartogh, Sara (Cameron) Palmer, Rachel Den Hartogh, Jeremy Den Hartogh, Jacob and Bergen Den Hartogh. Great Grandfather of Landen Fairbanks, Evan, Parker and Lucas Den Hartogh, and Ethan Palmer. Dear brother of John (Tena) Den Hartogh. Predeceased by parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Den Hartogh, and sister, Pat Vandenham. Greatly missed by Marg’s sisters and their families and, especially, by his four-legged buddy, Shane. Gerry was born in Holland and immigrated to Canada with his family at age 16. In 1965 he became a very proud Canadian citizen but never lost his love of the Netherlands. Gerry enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1957 and was attached to the 1st Canadian Guards; he became an explosives expert and attained the rank of Corporal. A critical injury while serving in Germany prematurely ended his military career. Following his discharge, Gerry studied at Bulmer Business College in Windsor. After graduation, he accepted a position with CAA, first as a branch manager then general manager. After 25 years with CAA, Gerry changed careers working until his retirement as an insurance agent and financial planner with Prudential of America. Gerry was a proud Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 447 and was awarded the 2nd highest honour for Legion members, his Meritorious Service Medal. As a Legion Service Officer, Gerry’s passion was to help other Veterans, especially the disabled and those in need of assistance. Athough his first passion was working with veterans, his second passion was amateur winemaking for which he earned gold medal awards both provincially and nationally. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Gerry’s life will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 447, 350 Albert Street in Corunna. Visitation will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. where words of celebration will take place at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Corunna at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 447 Poppy Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home (519) 344-3131. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com


Willie (Bill) Colbourne

Bill peacefully passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 79 years of age.

He leaves his wife Pat of 56 years, daughters Melaney McFadden (Paul) and Shannon Rudy, grandson Daniel Rudy and fiancée Jessica Dionne, granddaughters Madison and Breanna McFadden, sisters Edna (Pat), Bernice (Leighton), Mabel (Norman), Mary (Garf) and sister in law Betty of Newfoundland.

Predeceased by his parents, brother Ernest, and two brothers in infancy.
His careers with the Military, U of M and City Hall brought him great satisfaction.
Special thanks to the staff at the Asper Center for their compassionate care.
A service will be held in the spring.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manitoba Special Olympics.

Bill was very proud of his Newfoundland heritage. He always said, “You can tell a Newfie, but you can’t tell ‘em much!”

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