In Loving Memory


In Loving Memory of Giuseppe “Joe” Macaro
February 9, 1935 – February 19, 2019


Beloved husband of Lucy. Loving father of Joseph Macaro and Annette Macaro (Alex) Tucciarone. Cherished grandfather of James (Jennifer) and Cristina (Robert). Special brother to Michele Macaro, the late Rosa Pampena and the late Ernesto.

Turner & Porter – Peel Chapel
2180 Hurontario, Mississauga, ON, L5B 1M8
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Prayer Service during visitation led by Fr. Peter Paul from Sts. Peter and Paul Parish
Turner & Porter – Peel Chapel
2180 Hurontario, Mississauga, ON, L5B 1M8
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Sts. Peter & Paul Church
4070 Central Parkway E., Mississauga, ON, L4Z 1T6
Friday, 22 Feb 2019 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Glendale Memorial Gardens
1810 Albion Road, Rexdale, ON, M9W 5T1
Friday, 22 Feb 2019 11:15 AM

In Loving Memory of Max Munro

12:30 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019
R.S. Kane Funeral Home
6150 Yonge Street, TO

Funeral Service:
1:30 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019
R.S. Kane Funeral Home
6150 Yonge Street, TO

Spring Interment

The Reverend James Sherman will be officiating Max’s service as per his request.

“Passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 1, 2019 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving brother-in-law of Elizabeth Lenehan, the late William Ross and the late Ann Forshaw. Dear uncle of David, Robert (Judy), Barbara, Richard (Veronica), and Jane (Richard). Max will be fondly remembered by all his extended family and friends.” Condolences

In Loving Memory of Judy Mynee Seeraj
Sunrise: July 5, 1954
Sunset: Friday, January 11, 2019

9:00 am – 10:00 am Saturday, January 19, 2019
Ogden Funeral Homes
4164 Sheppard Avenue East
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
M1S 1T3

10:00 am Saturday, January 19, 2019
Ogden Funeral Homes
4164 Sheppard Avenue East
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
M1S 1T3

St. John’s Norway Crematorium
256 Kingston Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Reverend James Sherman will be officiating the service as per Judy’s request.

Dear Unity Church of Truth Spiritual Family,
Our beloved spiritual sister and former Board member, Judy has made her transition peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her 2 precious children Kavita and Kevin, who were telling her how much they loved her.
Judy, The Light of God surrounds you,
The Love of God enfolds you,
The Power of God protects you,
And the Presence of God watches over you,
Wherever you are – God is and all is well.

Judy, you were a special light in our lives and your light continues to shine brightly and warmly in our hearts.

Please continue to hold Judy and her family in your prayers and know that your love and prayers are sincerely appreciated.

God’s abundant blessings and love.

In Loving Memory June Arla Lasenby
Lasenby, June Arla, (March 1, 2017)
By Editorial Staff March 3, 2017 Obituaries
In her 87th year, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017, at Marshall Gowland Manor, to be reunited with her beloved late husband of 65 years, Donald Douglas Lasenby (January 18, 2017). June is survived by her children Don (Dianne) of B.C., Doug (Nadine), Debbie and Dana all of Sarnia. Sister of Joan and sister-in-law of Sally (the late Jim McDevitt). Remembered by her many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her infant son Danny and daughter Deanna. June worked for the Bell Telephone Company, was elected to serve as a Sarnia City Councillor as well as the Lambton County Board of Education. She was also proud to be a Past Matron of Order of the Eastern Star, Victory #50, member of Daughter’s of the Nile – Omar Temple, London, ON. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff and volunteers at Marshall Gowland Manor for their care and compassion during our “long good-bye” to a great lady who spent many years serving and giving to others in our community. At June’s request, cremation has taken place. Interment will be held later. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, Shriners Hospital for Children of the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

In Loving Memory of Sherman, Rickey [1946-2017]
Rickey Gene Sherman was born on 8 September 1946 in Long Beach, California and passed away on 28 January 2017 at the age of 70 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Peggy, his brother James Arthur Sherman, his niece Lisa and nephews David (Christine) and Stephen, great nieces (Jasmine, Danielle) his stepsons Jeff and Chris, daughters-in-law Tiffany and Misti, and 11 grandchildren: Kaylie, Owen, Alexia, Maddux, Elias, Joy, Faith, Bryant, Abigail, Isaac, and Alice. He was preceded in death by his parents Thaddeus James Sherman and Elva B. Pentz. A memorial service will be held on 2 February 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located in Gilbert, Arizona 85234.


In Loving Memory of Bibi Hafeeze Lall
Member of our Unity Church of Truth Spiritual Family
Sunrise April 10, 1921
Sunset May 9, 2016 10:30 am


Visitation and Memorial Service
Highland Funeral Home
Officiating The Reverend James Sherman
Memorial Service Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 am
Address: 3280 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, ON M1T 3K3
Phone:(416) 773-0933
Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, May 13, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am

In Loving Memory June Austin
Memorial Service & Celebration of Life: For beloved Erma (aka) June Audlyn Bess Austin (Victor’s wife)
OFFICIANT The Reverend James Sherman
DATE Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Place The Church of the Nativity
ADDRESS 10 Sewells Road
The beloved wife of Victor and twin sister of Judy.
June made her transition (Saturday, March 5, 2016) peacefully while visiting her family and friends with Victor in Trinidad. Her funeral will be this Saturday, March 12, 2016 3:00 p.m. Trinidad time (2:00 p.m.) Canadian time.
We affirm that June is a child of God and has everlasting life. We are appreciative of June and all the good times we have spent with her laughing, praying and speaking to each others hearts. God loves you June and we love you too. Although we cannot see you we sense you and feel your love, smiles, laughter and heart-felt hugs. We know that you are in a better place in the loving arms of God, your Father. Thank you for being such a ‘gift’ in our lives. We miss you.

Memorial Service & Celebration of Life: For beloved Erma (aka) June Audlyn Bess Austin (Victor’s wife)
OFFICIANT The Reverend James Sherman
DATE Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Place The Church of the Nativity
ADDRESS 10 Sewells Road

In Loving Memory
Joshua Raymond-Ducharme



It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Josh at the University Hospital, London on Monday, February 1, 2016, in his 23rd year. Loved son of Nancy Raymond and Dave Ducharme. Dear brother of Shawn and Carrie McMullin (Dasher). Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Josh was attending Fanshawe College, London. He was an avid musician and songwriter and interested in fitness and nutrition. Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Thursday, February 11th from 5-8 p.m. and Friday, February 12, 2016 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at

Dorothea Mary Elizabeth Gardiner (Nee; Hutchinson)
Rev. Sherman and I love you and miss you. Thank you for being a ‘treasure’ in our lives. God bless.

Passed away Nov 21, 2015 at the Brampton Civic Hospital.
Dorothea was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother she leaves behind her four children Alan, Sue, Glen and Heather (Tracey). Eight grandchildren Alan (Sarah), Eric (Karen), Laurie (Ryan), Melissa (Sebastian) Samantha, Aaron, Jacob, and Jessica. Eight great grandchildren Ayden, Noah, Gracie, Arianna, Joshua, Brandon, and Taaron.
Friends may call at The Ward Funeral Home “Brampton Chapel” 52 Main St. S. Brampton on Sunday November 29th 2015 from 10:30 until service time in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Providence Cemetery on Monday at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to The Kidney Foundation or Children’s Wish would be deeply appreciated by the family.
Please visit The Book of Memories at

Life Story for Dorothea Gardiner
Dorothea Mary Elizabeth Gardiner (Nee; Hutchinson)

Born July 7, 1926 passed away Nov 21, 2015 at the Brampton hospital.
Dorothea was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother she leaves behind her four children Alan, Sue, Glen and Heather (Tracey). Eight grandchildren Alan (Sarah), Eric (Karen), Laurie (Ryan), Melissa (Sebastian) Samantha, Aaron, Jacob, and Jessica. Eight great grandchildren Ayden, Noah, Gracie, Arianna, Joshua, Brandon, and Taaron.
Dorothea’s main love and focus was her family and she frequently shared stories about their accomplishments and adventures. She was always there for her family whatever the occasion or need. Her generosity and love knew no limit. Her willingness to help family and friends was unending. Watching her family grow through three generations were some of her most cherished memories. She was so proud of her family.
Dorothea also lived a very full life in the business world. She started out as a teacher after graduating at a very young age, she would often tell the story of some students being older than her. While she loved teaching, she felt that she had to do other things and went into the world of sales becoming an encyclopedia salesperson and then District Sales Manager for Northwestern Ontario. She was a trailblazer for women in business. She then found her true calling in the field of tax accounting which she did for over 48 years. Starting General Financial Services, Dorothea helped thousands of people over the years, some families had three generations coming to her. This past July she sold the business and retired at the age of 88, six days short of her 89th birthday. She was always proud of the fact that she had the best tax accounting service in the Toronto area. She would display the newspaper clippings of the secret audits done to find the most accurate tax accounting businesses, her business was always number one. Over the years many customers became dear friends and would become a large presence in her life, often enjoying social events and travel together. Thank you to all who were great friends to our mother. Many of you may have no idea how important you were to her, and how much she loved you. Helping her friends and clients was a purpose that she did not wish to retire from. Dorothea was a kind and loving person, who will be missed greatly by all.

Thomas Bert Marling-Howes
Sunrise: August 10, 1955 – Sunset: November 30, 2014
After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Tom passed away surrounded by family and friends. Survived by his loving wife Cathy, mother-in-law May, sister-in-law Josephine, nieces Tammy (Matt), Tricia and Loving great niece and nephew Maxwell and Madelynn. Will be greatly missed by brother John (Fran), Harvey (Janice), sister Liz (T.J.), and brother Jim (Kim). Predeceased by sister Elaine. Will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family from Scotland and Edmonton. Tom was a long standing member of the Oakville Power Boat Club, and supported many local charities.
Service officiated by The Reverend James Sherman – Unity Church of Truth

In Loving Memory of Derek Shenstone
Our Unity friend, Derek made his transition on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Derek often sat with our Board President, Mr. Fraser Rose sharing meaning conversations & refreshments prepared by our lovely hospitality team following Sunday services. Derek was always kind. He loved sailing and will be dearly missed.

Service Information
Saturday, October 4th, 2014, 12:30pm
Walmer Road Baptist Church
188 Lowther Avenue
Toronto, ON

In Loving Memory of Betty Hatt

Betty Hatt passed away on March 20, 2014 at the age of 97. She was a Unity Truth Student and was a teacher of our Children’s Church at one time. Her Memorial Service is at Bedford’s Funeral Home, Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Betty is God’s child and is happy, healthy, loved and free!
An Article About Betty Click Here

Memorial Service Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00 am in Upstairs Auditorium
173 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
Conducted by The Reverend James Sherman – Unity Church of Truth Senior Minister

In Loving Memory of Elise Cadore
Elise, who served as our Unity Board of Director, Hospitality Team member, Christmas Outside Event Team planner and beloved member of our Unity family, made her transition peacefully (Sunset: 3:00 am, April 19th, 2014) and quietly, surrounded by the love and heartfelt prayers of loved ones near and far.
Elise loved God, loved life and loved people. Her smile, sincerity, grace and spirit warmed hearts and delighted everyone. It won`t be the same at Unity without her human presence. Our faith and spiritual teachings remind us, especially on Easter, that `life is eternal ` and that ‘death’, never separates us.
Now our human side and hearts ache, while our spiritual side comforts us, during our time of loss and physical adjustment.
Elise, God Loves You and we do too!

Public Visitation/Viewing – Elise Cadore
Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre – Scarborough Chapel
3280 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M1T 3K3
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Funeral Service
Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
3280 Sheppard Avenue East Toronto Ontario
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
St. Andrew’s Cemetery
6181 Ontario 7 Markham Ontario L3P 3C7
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

In Loving Memory of The Reverend Violet Headley:
The Reverend Violet Headley Unity Church Agape Minister for 30 years made a peaceful transition on December 10th, 2013. She was a positive ‘force’. Her faith was mighty. Her commitment to God and service to people stronger than steel. She loved God, loved people, championed the youth and stayed young at heart and mind. She was a devout prayer partner and she knew and respected the power of prayer. She will be dearly missed and her memories cherished. Thank you Reverend Violet for all that you were to each and everyone of your family members, your spiritual family and to all your friends and people whose lives you touched. God loves you and we do too!
Memorial Service officiated by The Reverend James Sherman, Concert and Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, January 4, 2013 at the Unity Agape Church in Scarborough.

Letter to Unity Agape Church Board and Members
Dearest Board Members and ministry members of Unity Church Agape,

Love, Truth and Divine Order Prevail.

On behalf of our Unity Church of Truth ministry and our Board of Directors, The Reverend James Sherman and myself (Deborah) we wish to express as a ‘spiritual family’ our deepest respect and sincerest condolences regarding your loss of your dearly beloved minister, spiritual teacher, mother and friend, The Reverend Violet Headley.

The attached document is to clarify and to give you the correct information that The Reverend James Sherman is indeed ‘in good standing’ with the Association of Unity Churches International aka Unity Worldwide Ministries and is indeed an ordained Unity minister. Thank you in advance for correcting anyone who further states otherwise.

We have recently been supporting several of your members at their personal requests through their process of grief and concerns. The Reverend James Sherman has called and spoken to your Board President and Secretary and offered his and our ministry’s prayers, knowledge and even Rev. Sherman as an ‘interim’ Unity minister to give your ministry time to adjust, discern and decide your next steps with no expectation of compensation. He has also offered his time and energies to speak to your concerns, questions, offer options and consequences in order for you to make informed and timely decisions.

Please know that we do not wish to intrude in any way. We will only come at your request and we will only offer our ideas if you ask to hear them. We offer our assistance out of love, compassion and respect for The Late Reverend Violet Headley, the Board and Unity Agape voting members and congregants.

We affirm that God is your Source in every need.

As Unity Truth students understand, Unity is unique from all other religious entities in that we believe in the Paradigm of Oneness and not in a Paradigm of Separation. Simply put, this means that God loves us. God loves us, now. God`s ‘Love’ is unconditional. There is nothing we have to do to have God love us. We are never ever separated from God. We are God`s Children.

God loves you, and we do too!

Loving blessings and sincerest sympathies,


Deborah A. Ducharme

Unity Church of Truth

173 Eglinton Avenue West

Toronto, ON M4R 1A8

cc: Unity Church of Truth Board of Directors

Non-Voting Director: The Reverend James Sherman (Senior Minister)

Voting Directors include:

Mr. Fraser Rose – President

Mr. Victor Austin – Vice President

Elise Cadore – Secretary

Denise Bruce – Treasurer

Debbie Latcha – Director

Lester Singh – Director

Marline Jones – Director

Dolores (Dee) Arline Brandt – Licensed Unity Teacher and Unity L.A.M.P. certification.
Sunrise: June 29, 1936
Sunset: April 30, 2013
Loving mother of Deborah, Dwayne, Darryl, David and Darcy; loving Grandmother of Jennifer, Michael, Nathaniel, Joseph, Paris, Skye, Basil, Mason, Andrew, Amery and Joshua and Great Grandmother of Megan, Owen and Jacob.
Dee’s Prayer:
May you be blessed with all things good.
May your joys, like the stars at night, be too numerous to count.
May your victories be more abundant than all the grains of sand
on all the beaches on all the oceans in all the world.
May lack and struggle only serve to make you stronger and may beauty, order and abundance be your constant companions. May every pathway you choose lead to that which is pure and good and lovely.
May every doubt and fear be replaced by a deep abiding trust as you behold evidence of a Higher Power all around you. And when there is only darkness and the storms of life are closing in… May the light at the core of your being illuminate the world.
May you always be aware you are loved beyond measure and may you be willing to love unconditionally in return.
May you always feel protected and cradled in the arms of God, like the cherished child you are.
And when you are tempted to judge, may you be reminded that we are all one and that every thought you think reverberates across the universe, touching everyone and everything, including you.
And when you are tempted to hold back, may you remember that love flows best when it flows freely…and it is in giving that we receive the greatest gift.
May you always have music and laughter and may a rainbow follow every storm.
May gladness wash away every disappointment, may joy dissolve every sorrow…and may love ease every pain.
May every wound bring wisdom and every trial bring triumph and with each passing day may you live more abundantly than the day before.
May you be blessed.
And may others be blessed by you.
This is my heartfelt wish for you.
May you be abundantly blessed.

In Loving Memory of George Latcha (Transition: Friday, February 15, 2013)




In Loving Memory of George Latcha

Memorial Service Monday, February 18, 2013
Location Highland Funeral Home 3280 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough

Viewing 11:00 am – Noon
Service officiated by Rev. James Sherman Noon – 1:00 pm

Reception to follow 1:00pm – 4:30pm

George, Unity Board of Director and dearly loved member of our Unity spiritual family who so cheerfully and enthusiastically greeted everyone on Sunday mornings has made his transition.
George loved God and loved people especially Debbie, his beautiful wife of 32 years and their daughter Marcia who is expecting their first grandchild. George continues to be the beautiful child of God that he always has been.

George’s faith is strong and he continues to be a beautiful light in this world and in God’s realm! All those George came in contact with were touched by his humour, generosity and loving heart. George continues to be a blessing in our lives. ♥

The “Prayer of Faith” was George’s favourite. He sang this every morning to begin his day. We invite you to pray this prayer with us now.

THE PRAYER OF FAITH by Hannah More Kohaus

God is my help in every need;
God does my every hunger feed;
God walks beside me, guides my way
Through every moment of this day.

I now am wise, I now am true,
Patient and kind, and loving, too;
All things I am, can do, and be,
Through Christ the Truth, that is in me.

God is my health, I can’t be sick;
God is my strength, unfailing, quick;
God is my all, I know no fear,
Since God and Love and Truth are here.

♥ In lieu of Gifts and/or Flowers it was George’s wish that donations be made to Unity Church of Truth located at 173 Eglinton Avenue W. TO M4R 1A8

Condolences for George’s family from his Unity Spiritual Family

[I]I have secretly thought of George as “The Welcoming Presence”. May his transition to his new state of existance be a smooth one. Blessings and peace be with his family and his extended family. May he rest in peace. jayare


I am sorry to hear that George has made his transition. I will light a candle for him and his family/friends 2nite and ask that he make a swift and easy transition back into LIGHT
Peace Always Kevin


My prayers and thoughts are with the family. My deepest sympathy and love. Leela



I am so sorry to hear about George. I was not aware that he was seriously ill. Please pass along my condolences to all the family.


So sorry to hear of George’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. xo Kim



Very sorry to hear that George has departed this existence. He will be surely missed by all at Unity. Please pass on my condolences to Debbie and Marcia and may God be with them as they go thru this period of letting go. Victor


Please let us know when the service will be. So sad for Debbie and Marcia. Karen & Joan F



My heart felt prayers for George’s family! He is ever with us to be sure. Love, Karen



I’m so very sorry to receive this news. Would you know if there will be a service for George at Unity? Please let me know, if I can help.Warm wishes, Paulina



I am now in tears, I am happy because I know George is in a much better place now, but at the same time I’m sad because I won’t get to see him any more. George was the first person that I met the first day I went to Unity – he was at times my confident and cheered me up whenever he noticed my sadness. Many times he gave me his advise and opinion, and put his family and himself as an example. Those times will always be in my heart. God is blessing now George, Debbie, Marcia and their grandchild. Virginia

My prayers along with everyone else at Unity will help them through this time. Love Brenda



I’m so sorry to hear this! What a shock. He was such a friendly man. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Jacqueline Leung


Gosh I did not expect this.I am so glad we went to see him. My inner voice spoke and I listened. Love Kathy



We were so sad to hear the news of George’s passing. For the little time we knew him, he made a connection with us. He exuded kindness and warmth every time we met.
I know George’s wish was for donations to be made to your wonderful church. Steve and I will do just that. We want his family to know that he touched our hearts and that he is well remembered for his kindness to us. Love and blessings Fouli and Steve

The Reverend Elizabeth “Betty” Aitken (very dear friend)
Our dear friend made her transition on August 28, 2012 surrounded by her family and loved ones. A memorial service in honor and tribute to “Betty” will take place at the Billings Court Continuing Care Centre ‘Chapel’ 3700 Billings Court, Burlington, On, L7N 3N6 on September 4th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Rev. James Sherman who performed Rev. Betty Aiken’s Ordination service years ago and who was committed to supporting ‘Betty’s’ celebrated and successful work is honored to officiate at Rev. Betty’s memorial service on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Please continue to hold Betty and her family in your prayers. We know that Betty is ‘free’ and safe in the fullness of pure life, light and love.

The Reverend Gary H. Jones (very dear friend)

Our dear friend Rev. Gary H. Jones, 67 died July 31, 2012 at Kansas City Hospice House. During his career, Gary served Unity Churches in California, Wisconsin, Missouri and Toronto, Ontario Canada and as Dean of Education for the Ministerial Program at Unity Village. Services 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the Silent Unity Chapel, 1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO. (Arr: Heartland Cremation & Burial Society 816-313-1677)

Tak-Shun Leung December 25, 2011
My father, Tak-Shun Leung, passed away at Etobicoke General Hospital at 2:05 am on Christmas day. My dad had 3 daughters (Muriel, me and Geraldine) and married to his first love, my mom Lily. My mom and him are best friends. My dad was such a supportive person for me in my life. He has a beautiful heart, was unconditionally giving, and remained strong-willed and determined to live til his last days. He was selfless, kind to everyone including his family, friends, and strangers. He would often put others before himself. He was a generous and kind-hearted father who I felt I was so lucky to have in my life. He was always there for me as a supportive, encouraging and kind-hearted father.

There will be a visitation (wake) for my father on Tuesday December 27th at 6pm-9pm (drop by anytime for a visit/to pray for him) at Fratelli Vescio Funeral Home located at 8101 Weston Road (north of hwy 7).

There will also be a funeral mass for my father on Saturday December 31st at exactly 10am at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 2547 Kipling Avenue, in north Etobicoke followed by a burial. (Please note the time of the funeral mass may change as we are awaiting confirmation from the church, but it is likely to be okay unless you hear from us)

I thank everyone for their ongoing support these past few years. All of the hugs, kind words, gifts, and words of encouragement allowed me to keep the hope and keep strong to pass onto my dad through these years. For those of you who are hearing this news for the first time, I am sorry to bring it so suddenly but I didn’t know how to bring it up. Though I am devastated at this news and was hoping for a miracle throughout the whole time, I am thankful that my dad had survived even these 4 years. It would be so nice to have a hug/your words of support in person for our family’s loss at the funeral and/or visitation this week. Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone who you feel may want to be there for us.

My father’s story through my eyes

My father Tak-Shun Leung had been fighting colon cancer since initially being diagnosed in 2007. The cancer had already metastasized to the liver and it was questionable whether it had reached the lungs at that point. Since the cancer had already metastasized (spread) to other organs, we were given a prognosis of a few months at first depending on if the tumours were resectable (able to be taken out by surgery). And if it was…then 2-5 years at best. Though our family was devastated with the initial news, I believed in the chance to beat the odds. Our family did our best to help him. From keeping him happy full of positive thoughts and energy when he was mentally feeling down, to researching on the best anti-cancer foods we could cook up for him, to taking him out to his favorite places to eat. I believed that every bit mental wellness for him would help him remain strong and positive. My dad is a strong man. Thankfully he was eligible for surgery which helped him survive longer. He underwent two surgeries. The first in December 2007 where they removed one foot of his colon. Thankfully, the cancer never grew back in the colon. After healing from the first surgery, he underwent a second surgery in June 2008 for his liver where they removed 5-6 tumors. Unfortunately the cancer came back in September 2008 in his liver. I was devastated. But kept hope. I ran a 10 km run without training with my friends Barbara (and paid for the pain afterwards!) for cancers below the waist that year on my birthday. Since then thankfully he was eligible for several different methods of chemotherapy. He undergone several different regimes of chemotherapy. Miraculously, he never felt too nauseous, had no vomiting or other physical side effects. Through my eyes, my dad’s fight during cancer was more of an emotional struggle rather than a physical one for him. He was never in pain, and even until his final months, his blood tests showed that despite his cancer, he was healthy. Everything seemed so good for the situation, that I thought that he could just continue chemo as it was allowing him to live a normal life, not realizing that chemo options could run out.
Unfortunately, this ideal dream was shattered. This past August 2011 we were told that we had exhausted all our options for chemotherapy and that his current chemo was no longer working for him. Doctors told us that we had 3-6 months left with my dad. Despite this news, we kept our strength as a family for my dad and I still continued to believe that we could beat the odds. As a family (and consent of my sister Muriel who is a doctor), we researched several different alternative therapies that were suggested to us from the internet and through friends of friends and got him to go on some natural extracts that were proven to be effective in colon cancer. We also got consent from our oncologist to go back on a prior chemo drug that he was on that might still be effective. We were hopeful and kept hope. Unfortunately, in November we were given news that he had to go off of his chemo drug as that was not helping him anymore. We kept with the natural extracts though. He seemed like himself up until the last few weeks of December. However, in the last two weeks, it started becoming a struggle for him to stay awake, energy was low and he wanted to sleep more than stay awake. His appetite (which had always been strong) was also noticeably smaller. Fluid was building up in his belly and his legs but we were told that it would be possible to remove it once it became too much. However, things started going downhill really fast especially since Wednesday night of last week. It was a struggle for him to breathe through his nose, and instead he breathed alot through his mouth. But he kept his strong mind, and still told us he felt no pain and that he was breathing fine. Finally, at 10:30pm on December 23, after seeing that he was wheezing and starting to lose balance in walking, we decided it was best to take him into the emergency. I expected that the doctors would drain the fluid the next day after they stabilized his breathing. I met my father on the morning of Christmas eve and fed him a breakfast I put together for him which included mushroom/corn congee, leek omelette, berries, and some freshly baked Christmas shortbread cookies I made the night before while baking out my stress. My mom and I fed him and we were so happy that his appetite seemed better. We thought the fluid could be drained as planned but on December 24th at 2pm, we were told that things were going downhill really fast as the cancer was causing his liver to push on his lungs and that it was best not to drain the fluid because it wasn’t the fluid that was causing him the extra struggle to breathe, but it was the liver pushing on the lungs upwards. Doctors told us he would not last the new year and that they would move him into palliative care until God called for him. After feeding my dad breakfast on Christmas eve, i went home and helped cooked for a special Christmas eve dinner we usually hold at our house. I wanted to have dinner together. So we did. Mike, my sister’s husband prepared a turkey, and Ben (my boyfriend), myself, Muriel and my friend Shannon, had helped with the side dishes/dessert. We cooked dinner as fast as possible so that we could all get to the hospital and we spent the evening with my Dad as a family. My mom drove the priest from our local parish to have his last rites administered. As soon as I saw him I noticed he was not as energetic as that morning. They had given him some morphine for some pain while we were not there yet (which I am not entirely sure he needed because he did not have pain) and he was super drowsy when we arrived. He barely said any words and could not eat any of the food we prepared because he was too weak to stay awake for more than a few seconds. Despite all of this, we brought all of our Christmas Eve dinner together to the hospital room and ate together as a family at the hospital with my dad just being there with us. My family told me to go back to my house to take a short rest, do a bit of cleaning before coming back because I was so sleepy after just having 3.5 hours of sleep since December 23rd. So I went home around 10pm to rest a bit and clean up the kitchen. I couldn’t sleep and could just think about my dad the whole time. By about 2am, my sisters Muriel and Geraldine and Mike (Muriel’s husband) and Ryan (Geraldine’s boyfriend) had just arrived home shortly before and we received a call from my mom. She was worried my dad was not breathing. We all rushed to meet my mom again. Unfortunately when we arrived, my Dad had already passed away just as his kids were leaving the house to see him for his final time, while he was having one of the gaseous treatments with a mask that was meant to help him breathe. He died because he couldn’t take anymore breaths. He stopped breathing. My mom was holding his hand. We stayed with him and mourned until 5:30am when we asked the nurse to wrap him up.
Jacqueline Leung

Response to Jacqueline’s email Dear Jacqueline

Yes, your father was a very strong man and continues to be a strong spiritual being. He was strong spiritually, mentally, physically and soulfully. He showed you many of his gifts and spiritual powers such as unconditional love, strength, will, understanding, life, faith and strong aspects of his human character.

He knew that you were also strong enough, faithful enough, loving enough and understanding enough to live your life to its fullest as he did his.

Death on our human plane does not mean the end of a life. Your father will live eternally and he will always be there for you. He will always speak to you and you will hear him through your heart. Your love for each other and for God is the `glue` that will hold you together forever. Love is the strongest power that God gives each and everyone of us but not all experience it in the way that your father and family have.

Although it is not easy to give up `seeing`, `touching` and `hugging` someone we love because they are no longer physically here we can communicate using our spiritual senses to speak with them.

Your father was called by our Loving Spiritual Father who loves your father with the greatest love of all. I believe that family members and friends that were called before your father`s time were there at his bedside ready to embrace him and walk with him.

Your father`s spirit remained strong even though his physical body was weakening. Your father`s strong and loving spirit lasted for his entire life on earth and although his physical body has completed its work as a vessel for his spirit your father`s energies continue to go on living and loving from a different realm.

You did every kind, thoughtful and loving thing that you could do on this physical and human level and you prayed for him on a spiritual level. You will receive many gifts in your life because of this. To have loved so deeply and purely and to have demonstrated your love for your father on so many levels will provide you with peaceful memories that will last your entire lifetime. I know this to be true because this is what I am experiencing with my father.

Even though it is painful and it hurts and it is sad when we lose our father to a physical death we know our fathers are physically free and spiritually soaring and doing all the things their souls have imagined them doing and that there is no dimension of time or restraints on them. They are with us at all times as they are One with God who is with us and everywhere at all times. Their beautiful souls can do many more things in the spiritual realm of God because of how they revered their physical life and did everything to give thanks and praise to their heavenly Father for life itself.

One of the gifts is knowing that you loved and were loved in return with a love so strong, supportive, nurturing and protecting. This knowing never leaves you and stays with you forever.

May God’s love comfort you and soothe you. Know that God’s love is eternal, constant and everywhere active. Love connects you to God and your father. Your love is the ‘glue’ that holds you together and the ‘bridge’ that will always connect you. Each time you think of your father treat it as a call to ‘love’. See him in your mind’s eye as you have loved him best in his happiest times. Know that he is safe, free and able to connect with you as you are connecting with him. Your feeling of him is more than a memory. It is an ‘in the moment’ connection, spirit to spirit, soul to soul. So, as you are loving him feel his love being returned to you in a circle. Say to your father I love you, I bless you, I release you into God’s love, care and keeping as you move forward in the experience of eternal life.

God bless you Jacqueline. Some of my final words to your father were “We love Jacqueline very much and she is part of our spiritual family!” Something inside me felt that was really important to your father that you also would be surrounded with loving people.

We love you and are here for you at all times. Let us know when you need us. God bless you and much love and big warm hugs.

Please feel free to share my thoughts and feelings with your family and offer them my sincerest condolences for their loss and let them know that we will continue to hold your father and your family in our hearts and prayers. Loving blessings Deborah Xo

Euleen Ducharme
November 22, 2011

In Loving Memory
Euleen Ducharme Passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 22, 2011 from a short battle with lung cancer in her 82nd year. Beloved wife to the late Robert Bartholomew, predeceased by her parents Myrtle and Abel Ducharme, brothers Aaron and sister Inez St. Pierre. Loving sister to Cecelia McDonald, Jean Roy, Gloria Fairbrother, and their spouses, predeceased by son Bruce Markham, and grandson David Blake. Sadly missed by daughters Karen Short and Sue Doane, sons Randy, Wayne and Gerard Markham, and Richard Waiman, step-children, and their spouses, together with 12 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Affectionately missed by partner Dudley Watts. Friends and Family will be received at the Nicholls Funeral Home Cremation Centre, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland on Friday November 25th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Margaret’s Church on Hugel Avenue in Midland Saturday at 1pm. Reception to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association and Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

At Rest At Last by Syble G. Douglas
(written in honor of Thomas Ivan Douglas December 27,1923 – April 24, 2011)

Life is a circle
we come innocent and tender
from an unknown place,
…..we call it Birth.

We spend our time on earth
according to our personal beliefs
as we practice the golden rule,
….we call if Life.

When our time is ended
we draw our last breath
and drift silently into the unknown,
….we call it Death.

Life has come full circle
we take the Love we were given
and leave behind the Love we gave
to warm the heart with memories.

In Loving Memory MITCHELL, Stacy Lynn (Vachon) – Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday, April 8, 2011, Stacy Lynn (Vachon) Mitchell age 35 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Chris Mitchell passed into the hands of our Lord. Dear mother of Danielle and Forest. Also survived by her parents Claude Vachon and Sharon (Hart) Vachon, sisters: Kim Vachon (partner Tristan Phillips), Lindsay (Vachon) Joseph (husband Reggie), brothers: Shea Vachon (wife Terri) and Michael Vachon (wife Megan). Survived by grandmother Kathleen (Clendenning) Hart. Also survived by her sister-in-law Lori Grant, brother-in- law Daniel Mitchell and her mother-in-law Mary Lou Ehler. Predeceased by a brother; Ricky Huggins (1980) and grandfather; Gordon Hart (1995), Grandfather Henry Vachon (2007) and Grandmother Leola (Vachon) Bozek (2009). Stacy’s fight for life was amazing and her smile infectious to those she met. A private service and cremation has taken place. A celebration of Stacy’s life will be announced at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Stem Cell Research or the Canadian Cancer Society. (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

In Loving Memory of Mary Helen EVERETT, – It is with great sadness, the family of Mary announce her passing at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on April 16th, 2011 with loving family at her side. Born March 3, 1927, she will be greatly missed by her girls, Sherileen (Bill) Brewster, Lynn (Al) Vezina and Sharon Everett (Dwayne). Loving grandmother of William (Shannon), Timothy, Tammy, Tonya (Scott), Jodi (Rich), Joe (Tanya) and Lucas. Beloved great-grandmother of Joshua, Carley, Jacob, Maxwell and Macey. She will be fondly remembered by her brothers Lyle (Jean) Hawkins, Lorne Hawkins, sisters Jean (Gord) House and Norma (Glen) Hill as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by brothers, Lewis and Lloyd Hawkins, sisters Beulah Eberly and Hazel Sibbald. Friends may call at THE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME 722 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock on Tuesday. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Bertie Brethren in Christ Church, Stevensville. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Donations in memory of Mary would be appreciated to the Fort Erie S.P.C.A in lieu of flowers. On-line guest register at 10030656

In Loving Memory of Mr. Glenn Gilmour
Glenn Gilmour is world renowned. He was a former principal dancer with the National Ballet Company of Canada and teacher at the National Ballet School. Glenn trained in Toronto under the direction of Celia Franca, Betty Oliphant and David Adams. He then studied with Anthony Tudor in New York and with Stanislas Idzikowsky in London, England. Glenn’s dancing career was as principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and soloist with the London Ballet and Ballet Rambert. He has been a senior teacher for the past 30 years at the National Ballet School, and is a Fellow and Examiner with the Cecchetti Society of Canada.
Glenn touched our lives personally in many wonderful ways through his talent, sensitive heart and intelligence. We ask everyone to kindly hold his wife, Coleen (long time Unity member and active volunteer in our church), sons, Michael and David and family in your thoughts and prayers.

In Loving Memory of Lois McKie
You are a child of God and continue to be in His care and keeping. We thank you for your generous gift, love and support of our ministry and its teachings. Know that you are loved and remembered for your unique light and enthusiasm that you have shown in our lives.





In Loving Memory of Sheila Gittens
Long time Unity Church of Truth member, Mrs. Sheila Gittens made her transition on November 18, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Your love touched many lives making the world a happier place. God bless you.



In Loving Memory of Mr. Brian Kelly Careholder Member of Unity Church of Truth Toronto
Brian made his peaceful transition while taking an afternoon nap.
We will miss your happy spirit, bright loving eyes,great smile and having you with us. God’s love enfolds you. You will be greatly missed by all of your spiritual family members.





In Loving Memory of Ron Brown
We always remember that you are a Child of God. You are safe. You are loved. You are missed. God’s Light surrounds you and fills you with eternal peace.






In Loving Memory
Elizabeth Balfour-Boulton
Sunrise: October 19, 1925
Sunset: September 23, 2010
Loving wife of Gordon Boulton and the late Charles Balfour. Sister to Helen (deceased), Jeanne, Jack (deceased) and Bud. Grew up at 124 Main Street, Unionville. Graduate of Markham High School and Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Teacher and vice-principal with Metro Separate School Board at St. Joseph Commercial (Thomas Merton) High School (1964-1987). Loving mother of Catherine, Gene, Dan, Patrick and Paul Balfour. Stepmother of Wendy, Heather and Ian Boulton. Grandmother of Ryan and Laurie, Paris and Skye, Jessica, Marshall and Alyssa. Step Grandmother of Brian. Honourary mother of Malcolm MacKillop and Lida Jind. Bette was a perfect saint, a greatly admired and respected role model, and an inspiration to family and friends. Mom, Even when you are dead, You are still alive. You do not cease to exist at death. That is only an illusion. You go through the doorway of death alive and there is no altering of the consciousness. It is not a strange land you go to but a land of living reality where the growth process is a continuation. – Emmanuel’s Book Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (4 lights north of Hwy. 7). Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Justin Martyr Parish, 3898 Hwy. 7 E., Unionville. Cremation. Online condolences can be made at

In Loving Memory
Victorine Nicholson Austin
Sunrise: June 3, 1921
Sunset: May 31, 2010

Victorine Nicholson was born June 3, 1921 on the beautiful tropical fishing village of Charlotteville, Tobago to Cleophus and Annie Nicholson. She was one of six children born to this couple. Her deceased siblings are Purvis, Mackey, Edna and Winnie. Ms. Nicholson’s sole surviving brother is Bruce (Joan) Nicholson. Victorine was married to the late Rudolph Austin, of Tuna puna, Trinidad. They had three sons from this union: Rawle (Suzanne) Lexington, Kentucky; Ronald (Judy) Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Victor (June) Austin of Toronto, Canada. She has four grandchildren: RoxanneAustin of Toronto, Canada; Rhonelle Austin, Long Beach California; Alisha Austin, Toronto, Canada and Lauren Austin, Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Nicholson has many nieces, one who faithfully helped care for her during the time of illness, Madeline (Raymond)Washington D.C.
Victorine also has a multitude of nephews and other relatives worldwide.

By: J Douglas Bottorff (Son)
Today, after a long illness, my father, Carl Edward Bottorff, passed away. I have been expecting this day for some time and I wasn’t sure how I would meet it when it came. The experience stirs a swirl of memories and emotions, a mixture of sadness for mine and my family’s loss but relief for him, that he is now free from a body that could no longer serve him.

I am strengthened by my conviction that our essence, our soul survives the passing of the physical body. The body is but the interface that allows our spiritual essence to interact with the material plane and with other souls that are drawn into our experience. Yet the loss of that physical interface—the smile of the eyes, the squeeze of the hand, the thrill of a laugh and the warmth of a voice that speaks directly from the soul and says, “I love you, and I’m proud of you”—leaves a void that cannot be filled. In this life I will not again see the smile in those eyes, feel the warmth of that hand, hear the laugh or hear those words that always meant so much. They mean much even now as I recall them. Still, I have the memories of these things and I have the understanding that the soul that warmed those hands and uttered those words continues on.

I left home when I was seventeen. I know that was difficult for both my parents. The thing I always appreciated about them in that transition is that they let me go and they gave me their blessing. My father has left this earthly home to move into a new experience in living. It is difficult to let him go, but I do it with the same love and trust in him that he placed in me those many years ago. I was always grateful to him that he did not cling to me, to try to hold me back to alleviate his fear for the safety of his youngest son. And now I will not hold him back or cling to him, for I love him as he loved me, enough to let him go, to trust in his choices and to continue his experience of living life.

My father’s greatest gift to me was his gift of believing in me. I can’t say that he fully understood me, as I know that I did not fully understand him. But this makes his gift all that much more precious. To believe in someone you do not fully understand is caring for another at the deepest level. To know I have been the recipient of such rare and genuine love is a blessing for which I find no words.

Thank you Dad, for all you have given me. Thank you for all you continue to give.

J Douglas Bottorff’s Blog Click Here

May 8, 2010 In Loving Memory of sweet and gentle Christine “Mom” Bruce Funeral services will be at the Ward Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm on Weston Rd, TO. Beloved mother of Denise Bruce. We hold Denise and her family in our prayers with love.

Dearest Christine,
The Light of God surrounds you
The Love of God enfolds you
The Power of God protects you
The Presence of God watches over you
Where ever you are, you are in God’s loving energies and your spirit is vitally alive.

Thank you for your wonderful smile, bright energies and love that you always showered upon us whenever we saw you at the church for events, luncheons and services. You always made us feel welcomed and loved in your home. We treasure you and the times that we were blessed to share with you.

Denise, we love you and bless you. We celebrate the loving, generous, kind, protective, fun, creative and committed daughter that you are. Your demonstration of love to your Mom is a role model to all. You are a blessing in our lives and we are here for you.

Dear Bruce family,
God’s pure Love, Light and energies are here to comfort you. Bask in God’s Love and that of Christine’s for you. This Love will never leave you and will always be available to you Just keep your hearts open and receptive to this and when you think of Christine send her a blessing in return and your love.
God bless you.

Love and blessings
Deborah and Rev. James Sherman
Loving blessings
Deborah and Rev. James Sherman

April 19, 2010 In Loving Memory of Mr. Robert Caldwell
CALDWELL, Robert ‘RT’ – Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Anna Caldwell (Hill) of London. Dear father of Karen Perras of Toronto, Gail Caldwell (Robert Flowers), Blanche Mucci (Gary), both of Vancouver, Donna Perry of Toronto, Robert Dack of Toronto, Anna Fajardo (Ringo) of Toronto, Dennis Dack (Lisa) of Toronto and Bruce Dack of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Stefanie Stewart and many step- grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. at The Duchess of Kent on 499 Hill Street, London. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Canadian Cancer Society) would be greatly appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 519-672-0459, or online at



April 19, 2010 In Loving Memory of Mr. James Patterson Robertson Gebbie
Father of Thomas ‘Russell’ Gebbie, Janet and Hugh. Loving husband of Janet “Nettie”. Our deepest sympathies on another huge loss in your life. May God’s Love and Light comfort and heal your pain and may you know that we love you. We see God clearing the skies of Ash so that you may fly home to Scotland. God bless you your Mom and family.




April 8, 2010 In Loving Memory of Deanna June Gebbie
Deanna, The Light of God surrounds you, the Love of God enfolds you, the Power of God protects you and the Presence of God watches over you. Thank you for being such a wonderful, loving and generous friend for 36 years. I love you and miss you very much and it hurts deeply that you have passed to a place that I cannot see you, hug you and hang out with you. I can still feel your last welcome hug on our last visit together and it will need to last my lifetime ’til we see each other again. Much love your friend Deborah xoxo

Dear Russell, Cory and Craig the most important men in Deanna’s life. Thank you so much for loving my friend and being there for her. If you ever need anything please know that all you need to do is ask and I will be there. Deanna loved you and your love for each other will be the glue that will connect us for eternity. Keep loving one another and know that you are loved.
Love and blessings
Deborah xoxo

LASENBY (Bacon) (Gebbie), Deanna – In loving memory of her birthday April 21, 1954. Past on April 8, 2010. Loved daughter of June & Don Lasenby of Sarnia, Mother of Craig & Cory Bacon, sister of Don & Dianne Lasenby in B.C., Doug & Nadine Lasenby, Sarnia, Debbie, Sarnia, Dana & Rick, Sarnia. Loved wife of Russel Gebbie, London. Several nieces & nephews. Those we love we never lose For always they will be Loved, remembered,treasured In our memory. That a loving God knows Best. – Mom & Dad




April 2010 In Loving Memory of Rose Marie ‘Inez’ Repar-St. Pierre
Deborah’s ‘Aunt Inez’
REPAR-ST. PIERRE Rose Marie Inez Peacefully with her loving family on April 6, 2010 at 83 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence St. Pierre, Charles Repar. Cherished mother Al and Karen Hummer, Tom and Pattie Hummer. Loving grandmother of Chris, Jeff, Natalie, Charley, Kari and Sean. Dear great grandmother of Nathaniel, Matthias, Paxton, Lexus, Phoenyx and Nora. Dear sister of Euleen Ducharme, Cecelia McDonald, Jean Roy, Gloria Fairbrother and the late Aaron Ducharme, Edsel Ducharme and Pauline Ducharme. If you so desire, donations to the Diabetes Association and Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Saturday 11:30am at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. Cremation to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Interment of cremated remains to follow at a later date in Fort Erie, Ontario. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at

In Loving Memory Laurent (Lawrence) St. Pierre
It is with sadness the family of Laurent announces his unexpected passing one day after his 90th Birthday at the conclusion of a joyous celebration with many family and friends. Dear husband of Inez. Predeceased by wife Florence (2004). Beloved husband of Bernadine (1994), his wife of 52 years and the mother of their sixteen children. Dearly loved Father of Mary Helen, Roseanne (Remi) Bonin, Jim (Mary), Catherine, Thom (Marilynn), Jeanne, Dave (Barb), Patricia, Elizabeth (John) McInnis, Marc (Marilyn), Carol (Jerome) Atkins, Diane (Gerry) Strybosch, Dolores (Terry) Lemire, Dorothy (Scott) Morris, Veronica (Bob) Ladouceur and Julia (Moe) Trepanier. Step-father of Al (Karen) Hummer and Tom (Pattie) Hummer. Proud pepe of 41 grandchildren (Shannon 2007) and 29 great-grandchildren (Dominic 2008). Beloved son of the late Wilfred and Florence St. Pierre. Dear brother of Edmond (deceased), Ernest, Irene, Marie (deceased), Herman (deceased), Marianne and Jephte. Laurent was the clerk of Maidstone Township for twenty-nine years and long time member and past Grand Knight of Emeryville Knights of Columbus #2775. After his retirement in 1985 he enjoyed the time spent at the Good Neighbour Club where he had served as President and enthusiastic member of the Fun Time Band. He was and avid bowler, golfer, card and dart player until recently. His greatest joy was being surrounded be his HUGE family. Visiting will be held Tues.2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Wed. 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Melady Funeral Home, 572 Notre Dame, Belle River. Good Neighbour Prayer service Tues. at 3 p.m. Prayer service Wed. 8 p.m. for Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree Council 2775 and Fr. Alvin Marentette Assembly 2077. Funeral procession Thurs Jan. 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. from Melady Funeral Home to St. Simon and St. Jude Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at St. Simon and St. Jude Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Maidstone Historical Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Remembering a sister with love
Please pray with Phyllis Mirander for her sister who God has called suddenly to Him. We know that Phyllis will miss her sister dearly but is strengthened by her spiritual faith and understanding.





In Loving Memory of Sandra Hillmer
Celebration of Life for Sandy Hillmer at Unity Church, August 7, 2009
Sandy will be dearly missed by her husband Eric, and children Michael and Nicole and all her family and friends.
MC – Mr. Alfred Robinson
Remembrances and Readings: Eric, Michael & friends and (family friend) Prime Minister of Canada – Mr. Stephen Harper.




In Loving Memory of Tricia Monsegue (congregant)
Beloved Mother of Danielle, Monique and Tyra and Grandmother
Memorial Service Friday, July 24, 2009 We release you to God’s eternal goodness.





In Loving Memory of Elizabeth (Betty) Sayer
Mother of Ellen Sayer (congregant)Betty you are loved and blessed forever.






[In Loving Memory of Robert Hugh Campbell
Tragically loss his life while trying to save the life of his pet dog. Our prayers and hearts go out to his wife Robyn and their children Colin, Hugh, Allan and Blythe, daughters-in-laws and all members of their family. Bob was a decent, loving, kind and happy man who was always present to his family and friends.




In Loving Memory of Elliot Jordon Lewellen
Son of Michel and Merrel Wiliams-Lewellen and brother of Ethon and nephew of Karen Lewellen. Our prayers are for Elliot and his family members that will miss him dearly.

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Ruth Petherick

In Loving Memory of Deborah’s dearly loved father Aaron John Edward Ducharme
Our love for God is the glue that holds us together for eternity. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of you and miss your quick wit and bright sense of humour, your open heart and generosity to those less fortunate, your love and appreciation of God’s gift of life and that you didn’t waste a minute of it, your honesty and saying complex ideas in simple straight forward ways, your playfulness and how you kept abreast of what was happening in the world and were always open to learning about new things; how you made each one of your children feel loved and that you had no favourites; that you would do anything for us without a moment’s hesitation; that you surrendered to the “Big Bosses'” call, peacefully and quietly so that we would be at peace with you. Your dedication and commitment to God is a constant and unforgetable inspiration for us. Your ability to quickly assess situations and find creative solutions was second to none. I’ve never known or experienced anyone with such a depth of humility accompanied by total honesty. You allowed me to know you and to see who you were at all times. You never judged me negatively and always supported my ideas, my ways, my choices, my beliefs and the life that I was living. We both survived two different types of cancers at the same time and both of us came through cancer free. When your body parts were failing your spirit remained strong, clear, positive and persistent; always excited to greet the day and willing to use the fullness of whatever energies you had available to the max. You wore many of us out just hearing and witnessing what you were accomplishing even when your body was frail and energies appeared to be weak. I believe that you drew your energies from a God Source because even the medical professionals didn’t know how you would even make it for another couple of weeks, you lived for several years all to their astonishment and delight. They said it was their honour to work with you and that you inspired them.
With your last human breath you said “Love You Too!” words that I’ll cherish forever.
Aaron, the Light of God surrounds you.
Aaron, the Love of God enfolds you.
Aaron, the Power of God protects you.
Aaron, the Presence of God watches over you.
Aaron, where you are, God is
Aaron, you are blessed and loved forever
Aaron, we release you into God’s eternal goodness

In Loving Memory of William Aylmer Petherick

In Loving Memory of Martha (Marti) Jane Fish Sherman

In Loving Memory of Marti Sherman, loving and devoted Mother of Lisa and David, Daughter of William Fish, Mother-in-Law of Christine and Grandmother of Danielle and Jasmine.

In Loving Memory

Mr. Desmond Beckles – Unity Member