Bryan DeMars

It is with saddened hearts that the family of Bryan Christopher DeMars announce his sudden passing as result of an automobile accident at the age of 40. Bryan was loved by many. He will be deeply missed by his son, Layton DeMars and Layton’s mother Nicole. Forever remembered by his parents, Alison and Don Sutherland, & Stephen (predeceased) and Evelyn … Read More

Elizabeth Gagner

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elizabeth Mae Gagner on Tuesday February 9, 2021 at Copper Terrace Long Term Care. Born in Chatham 79 years ago to the late Fred and Winnie Rice. Wife of over 50 years of Francis “Butch” Gagner. Mother of Brad and Brenda. Grandmother of Mike Walker (Stephanie), Amanda Kelley (Kevin). Great grandmother of … Read More

Wilfred Freir “Bill”

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wilfred Lloyd Freir “Bill” on Thursday February 4, 2021 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Born in Chatham 72 years ago, the son of Wilfred and Mable Freir. Beloved husband of Pat for over 52 years. Dear father of Kelly Freir-Wilcox (Trevor) and Kim Stass. Grandfather of Korey (Linda) and Michelle. Bill … Read More

Edward Williams

Edward Brian Williams, born on December 21st, 1945 to be the son of Gertrude Hazel and Anthony Francis Joseph Williams, peacefully passed away at the age of 75 on January 25th, 2021 in Chatham, Ontario.  As the son of a CN Rail Engineer, his family primarily lived in remote towns throughout Northern Ontario, finally settling down in Barrie where he … Read More

Walter Jack Archibald “Jack”

Walter  Jack Archibald “Jack”, of Chatham, passed away on Monday February 1, 2021 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 62. Son of the late Walter Archibald and the late Jackie Williston of Chatham. Husband of Trudy Falkins. Father of Candie Williston (Gerry), Barrett Archibald (Kayla), Keith Archibald, Dale Archibald, Connor Archibald, Eric Genie and Michelle Falkins. Brother of … Read More

Kenneth Burk

Kenneth George Burk, a resident of Blenheim, passed away January 20th, 2021 at his home surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren, at the age of 67.  Kenn “Uncle Kenny” was born in Chatham, the beloved husband of Mary Lynn (nee Rowe), and son of the late George and Eileen (nee Keech).  Loving Dad to Jason (Julie), Kristin (Jeremy), Lyndsay … Read More

Lena Kloostra

On January 19, 2021, Lena Kloostra, 87, passed away in her home. Lena will be truly missed by her husband of 66 years, Sieger Kloostra. As a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lena had a great impact on all with her love and support. Lena’s faith in God was always reflected in her daily life. We like to give a very … Read More

James Rutherford

James Edward Rutherford  – October 23, 1933 – January 13, 2021 His faith has now become sight, he is at home in heaven for all of eternity in his 88th year. Son of the late John M. and Marynel (Ridley) Rutherford. Jim met his wife in Leamington. Jim and Lee (Kornelsen) were married in 1959, they had 49 years together, … Read More

Diane Lewis

In Loving Memory of a woman who loves Jesus and touched so many lives. Called home to be with the Lord Monday January 4, 2021.  She was a loving wife of the late John Lewis (1927-2016), reunited with their precious baby girls Kimberly. Diane is predeceased by her loving brother Garth Thomas and sister in law Barbara Thomas. She was … Read More

Shirley Mae Gilbert

Passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens, surrounded by her family, on January 4, 2021. She was born on September 18, 1923, in Anderdon Township, Essex County. Her dear husband, Murray Gilbert, predeceased her in 1990. She was the daughter of Percy and Beatrice Vollans, and sister to Gloria, all predeceased.  Shirley will be deeply mourned by her children – sons … Read More