LAZENBY, Marion Ruth

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Ruth Lazenby (nee Freeman) of Ingersoll, Ontario.
Beloved wife of the late Bill Lazenby (June 11, 2013). Loving mother of Carol Bartram, Ron (Hollie), and Marilyn Lazenby (Dick Butterworth). Cherished grandma of Issac, Simon, Krystal, Sadie, Luke, Oliver and great grandchildren Alice, Robyn, and Maisy. Predeceased by her parents Herbert and Rosemary (Daniel) Freeman, her brothers Reg, Fred and sisters Evelyn and Lorene.
She was born and raised in Mount Elgin, the youngest of five. As a teenager, she played basketball even though she was vertically challenged. Mom married our dad in August 1950. In her early days she was a devoted, caring mother, avid homemaker who loved flower and vegetable gardening. Every Saturday she went into town to get her hair done and most Saturday nights our dad and her went dancing.
Marion enjoyed entertaining family and friends, playing cards and being involved in the West Oxford community. She was an excellent cook and baker, her family thought her homemade macaroni and cheese was the best in the whole wide world.
In 2000 after 50 years on the farm near Centreville they moved to town. Here she was free to walk to her favourite coffee spots twice a day to meet her good friends. We are thankful to have had our feisty little Mom for so long and we will miss her dearly.
As per Mom’s request there will be no funeral service. Interment will happen in the Spring.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.

BARHAM, Clair Wayne

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clair (Wayne) Barham at Alexandra Hospital on January 16, 2018 at the age of 80.
Born February 16, 1937, Dad is predeceased by his parents Clair and Madeline Barham, and sister Barb (Barham) Kinney.
Survived by his loving wife and partner of 51 years Joanne (McCracken) Barham. Devoted father of Sherri Turner and her husband Craig of Ingersoll. Loving grandfather “Pa” to Matthew (Sabrina) Johnson, Holly (Mark) Crockett, Christine (Brian) McGinnis and Eric Turner. Loving great grandfather of Charlie and Violet Crockett. Also survived by step-mother Louise Barham, brother-in-law Bob McCracken, Wayne Kinney, and sister-in-law Camilla McCracken. Beloved uncle of Bart, John, Tina, Brenda, Bob, Scott, and Vanessa.
After being a salesman for his entire career, Dad retired and spent everyday for 10 years working with his daughter at Turner’s Farm Market. Those years were filled with lots of work, lots of laughter and Dad’s familiar whistling, all of which will be forever cherished.
In accordance with Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Family and friends are invited for visitation and reminiscing on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll 2-4 and 6-8 pm. There will be no funeral service.
Those wishing to make donations can do so to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation.

Lee, Stephen Thomas Wilson

Lee, Stephen Thomas Wilson – On January 14, 2018 with family by his side, Steve passed away at Alexandra Hospital where he was born 73 years ago. Loving husband and best friend of 50 years to Gloria(Platt). Proud Father of Greg and his wife Michelle, Laura and her husband Mark, and Grandpa to the love of his life Gracie Lee Steffler. Supportive brother and brother-in-law to Vicki Weston, Nancy and Roger Dixon, Marilyn Lee-Hannah, Tom and Johanna Platt, David Platt and Sherry Nash and Richard Austin. Predeceased by his parents Tommy and Edith Lee, his sister-in-law Gail Austin and his nephew Jim Austin. Lovingly remembered by his nephews and nieces Jeremy, Spencer and Clarke Dixon, Meredith Dixon-McAndrew, Jacalyn, Robin and Tommy Hannah and their father Duke, Ron, Ken, Andrew and Amanda Platt, Hayley Faber-Novak and his sixteen great-nieces and nephews. He cherished the years spent with his cousins in Muskoka. Steve spent his working career as a Certified Professional Purchaser in the Ingersoll, Stratford and Woodstock area. He also enjoyed volunteering at Telecare, Alexandra Hospital and most recently at Lunch Bunch. The family will receive friends at the McBeath Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll, 519-425-1600, on Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 6-9pm.  The complete funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 11am.  Steve’s family would like to give a special thanks to our caring supportive friends, to Rose his cycling buddy, and to our amazing neighbours. We are grateful for the compassionate care given by Dr. Wohlgemut and the staff at Alexandra Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alexandra Hospital or St. James Anglican Church (Lunch Bunch).

TERRY, Joe.

TERRY, Joe.  Passed away at the Alexandra Hospital, on Saturday January 13, 2018.  Russell “Joe” Terry of Ingersoll was in his 88th year.  Beloved husband of Elenore Terry (nee Turner).  Cherished father of Joe (Crystal), Debbie (Mike) Mazak and Wayne (Kelly).  Loved grandfather of Jeanie (David), Brian (Tiffany), Josh (Katherine), Ashley, Jade (Michael), Zoe, Owen, Joseph, and great grandfather of Felicidy (Daniel), Dawson, and Rylie.  Dear brother of Beatrice Carder, Alberta O’Neil, Stella (George) Slavinjak and sister-in-law Mary Terry.  Joe will also be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Percy and Rose Terry, brother Sonny, and sister Myrtle.   Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, 519-425-1600 on Thursday January 18, 2018, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11am with Pastor Mary Dillon of Reynolds Creek United Church officiating, interment in Putnam Cemetery will be held in the spring. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Reynolds Creek United Church.

Edith Marlene MacKay (Graham), RN

Edith Marlene MacKay (Graham), RN  – After a courageous five year battle with cancer, Marlene passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario on the morning of Friday, January 12, 2018.  Beloved wife of Donald Gail MacKay for 49 years, she will be forever loved by children, Robbie (Robin), Kimberly (Brian), Tracy (Stephen), and Daniel (Megan).  Proud “Nana” of  grandchildren – Alexandra, Thomas, and Scott Hoogkamp, and Agnes Moon MacKay – and  “ready-made” grandchildren – Jacob and Michaela Woeller.  Daughter of Francis Leon Graham and Lillie May Graham Beal (Beemer). Marlene is survived by siblings Marilyn Smith, Lynn Harvey, Ken Graham, Lana Graham, and Bill Graham and sisters and brothers-in-law Larry John MacKay, Valerie Buchanan, Sandy MacKay, Kevin MacKay and Merilee Peter. She will be forever in the hearts of her large extended family and countless dear friends.

Marlene was born and lived most of her life in Ingersoll, Ontario.  She had a long nursing career at Alexandra Hospital and was a life-time member of the Community of Christ congregation in Corinth.  Marlene was a passionate and enthusiastic member and past Queen of the Omar Temple #111 of the Daughters of the Nile, London.

Mar enjoyed travel, swimming, board and card games, needle crafts, gardening, and watching her beloved Blue Jays – the baseball and avian variety.  She is remembered as strong-willed and having a wonderful sense of humour.  She loved having a house full of family, friends, music and food and made everyone feel welcome.

Visitors will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames. St. S. in Ingersoll on Tuesday, January 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00, and Wednesday, January 17 from 12:30 to 1:30.  The service will be held on Wednesday, January 17 at 1:30 followed by a reception at the Ingersoll Pipe Band Hall, 108 Wonham St. S. Ingersoll at 2:30.  Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children and Community of Christ Corinth (cheques accepted)

Her family would like to thank Dr. Mangel, Dr. Walker and the caring nurses and support workers on the 7th floor for their excellent care and compassion.