June 24, 1953 — January 22, 2023 It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of David, at his home in London on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the age of 69. Loving father of Brian Hilditch. Cherished son of the late Don and Marjorie Hilditch. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Donna and Susan, niece Jessica and nephew Adam. In keeping with Dave’s wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the LHSF – Cardiac Program would be… Read complete obituary here.
LAFORME: Brenda of London
Surrounded by her family at Westmount Gardens, on January 16, 2023, at the age of 64. Brenda entered the gates of Heaven after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Heart disease. Beloved wife of Richard for over 47 years. Cherished mother of Melissa LaForme, Kyley Vandelaar, and Jordan LaForme. Loving and adored Nanny of Lily, Lauren, and Lucas. Missed by the LaForme family, the Tryon family and many close friends. Special thanks to the staff at Westmount Gardens for their compassionate care of Brenda, and the support to her family. Brenda was a dedicated mother first… Read complete obituary here.
GIBB: Harriett (Hume) of Ilderton formerly of Glasgow, Scotland
Passed suddenly after a brief illness in hospital with her children by her side on October 17, 2022. Devoted wife of the late William (Billy) for 51 years. Loving mother to Sharon and Barry. Much loved mother-in-law of Rick Foster and adored Gran of Lauryn, Callum, Sophie and Alyssa. Loving sister of Jeannie, Agnes, the late Freddie and the late Margaret. Dear sister-in-law to May and Russell Murray. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends in Scotland, and here in Ilderton, Ontario. Rest in peace Mum, your memories are our lives only solace. There… Read complete obituary here.
GRAY: Richard “Rick” Robert of London
“That’s it. I’m going to bed.” Passed away at LHSC – University Hospital with his family by his side on Sunday, November 13, 2022 of London at the age of 71. Loving husband of Kitty (Dolomount) Gray for over 45 years. Proud father of Jennifer and Jake Lehmann, Lisa and Daryl Munro, Tyler and Celia Edell, and Kyle Gray. Adored grandpa of Henry, Josie, and Heidi. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Dave and Joanne Gray, Darlene and Brian Brumwell, Brian and Jo-Ann Dolomount, and Paul Johnson. Fondly remembered by many nephews, his niece Amy, and the extended Dolomount family. Predeceased… Read complete obituary here.
BLACKWELL: Charles Robert “Charlie” of London
Passed away peacefully after a long illness at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 of London, at the age of 86. Much loved husband of Carla (Bloomdale) Blackwell for over 63 years. Proud father of Robert and Kerry (Morrissey) Blackwell, and Gregory and Darcy (Allen) Blackwell. Adored grandpa/pa of Devyn, Gwen; Connor, and Rachel. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Mary (McGowan) Blackwell, and his 8 siblings. Charlie will be remembered for his immense love of his family, especially his grandchildren. He and Carla loved to travel around exploring new… Read complete obituary here.
WELCH: Brent Norman of Wardsville
Suddenly with family by his side at University Hospital, London on October 28, 2022 of Wardsville at the age of 71. Cherished father of Marcie Welch (Dan), Monica Welch (Travis), Aaron Welch, and Alicia Sheffield (Jeff). Proud grandpa of Andrea, Kirsten, and Matthew; Savannah, Coglin, Owen, Landon and Lily; Kaidance and Brody. Loving son of Marilyn Welch. Dear brother of David Welch (Rose), Kevin Welch (Joanne), Duane Welch. Missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by father Norman Welch. Brent loved music and enjoyed listening to many genres. He enjoyed watching his brother play live music and spending time… Read complete obituary here.
STAN: Edward George
Edward George Stan, born March 26, 1935, left us peacefully on October 20, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was loved by his late wife, Sylvia Stan (nee Meyer) (February 16, 2022). He was the treasured father of David (Cathy) Stan, Kevin (Marcy) Stan, and Lisa (Vance) Delaurier. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ed was the son of Elena (nee Bancui) and George Stan, who raised him along with 10 siblings in Dysart, Saskatchewan. Ed had many accomplishments throughout the years. He was an incredible entrepreneur, owning a successful… Read complete obituary here.
PREISS: Marlene Florence of Toronto
Marlene Preiss passed on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in her 84th year, at the home of her sister, Wilma Preiss Boughtflower, in Woodstock, Ontario. A longtime resident of Toronto, Marlene had been living with her sister in Woodstock since the start of the covid pandemic in March 2020. Marlene will be tremendously missed by her sister, Wilma; her niece, Tanya Boughtflower and her husband Sean Walker and grand-niece Sophia Walker; her nephew Timothy Boughtflower and his wife Amanda Boughtflower, and her grand-nephews Jacob and Noah Boughtflower; the remaining ‘Cats’, and friends both near and far. After successful careers with the… Read complete obituary here.
POLLARD: Mary “Bern” Bernadette (Bullen) of London
Passed away peacefully at home in Chelsey Park Retirement Community on October 6, 2022 at the age of 97. While she will be missed by all, we are thankful that she is again in the arms of her beloved husband of 38 years, the late Kenneth Allen Pollard (1984). Cherished mother of Doug Pollard of BC, Ross (Joanne) Pollard of CA, Jim (Pat) Pollard of BC, Judith Edmison of BC, John Pollard of BC, Teresa and Dean Streefkerk of London. Adored grandma of (13) and great grandma to (12). Treasured sister and sister-in-law of Eileen Walsh and the late Lester… Read complete obituary here.