Van Pol : Theodoor

Theodoor VanPolPeacefully with his family by his side at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Saturday, December 26, 2015 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Margreta (Tummers) VanPol (2005). Loving father of Maria (Ria) Vinkenvleugel and her husband Harry of Ingersoll, Yvonne Bridgette of Ingersoll and Peggy Boyle and her husband Arnie of Meaford. Cherished grandfather of Craig Vinkenvleugel and his wife Krista, Trudy Henderson and her husband Bill, Ian Vinkenvleugel and his wife Julia, Tyler Boyle, Jesse Boyle (Andrea), Dane Bridgette (Kirsten), Brittney Zaharko (Johnathan) and great grandfather of six. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11am with a time of fellowship to follow after the memorial mass. Special thanks to the staff at VON Sakura House and Oxford Gardens for their loving care of our father. Memorial donations to VON Sakura House may be placed through the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.

PUBBEN: Martin L.

PUBBEN: Martin L. – After 89 years of life well lived, Martin Pubben passed away on December 18, 2015 at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.   Martin was born on October 23, 1926 in Venray, The Netherlands. He grew up in the Netherlands and travelled to Indonesia in his early 20s as part of the Dutch Army.  Upon his return he married the love of his life, Gerda.  Hand in hand, with three children in tow, they embarked on a family adventure that landed them in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.  They purchased a farm, had an additional child and built a wonderful life together.  Martin was a sweet man.  He was a kind, generous, fun loving gentleman who loved to travel, read, woodworking, puzzles, gardening, visiting with friends and most of all his family.  Left with memories galore are his loving wife Gerda and his children Peter (Linda), Diny (Doug), MaryAnn (John) and Joanne (Carl). His grandchildren MacGregor (Diane), Tyler (Laura), Melissa, Tim, Kelly, Katie, Zac and his great grandchild Mae. Martin will also be missed by his siblings still living Ann, Jan, Josephine, Mia, his in-laws along with numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, extended family and friends.  May he rejoice in joining his siblings predeceased (Theo, Gertruda, Joseph, Wilhelmina).  Friends may call at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 240 Thames St., S., Ingersoll on Monday December 21, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 131 Thames St., N., Ingersoll on Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 11:00am. Father Gilbert Simard presider. Interment to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, donations to North York General Hospital, the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Society (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

SZYJKA: Zofia (Sophia)

rosePeacefully with family by her side at Secord Trails Care Community, Ingersoll on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Sophia Szyjka of Woodstock in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard Szyjka (July 5, 1995). Dear sister of Lonia Dubiel (Stanley) of Philadelphia; sister –in-law of Victor Szyjka (Arlene) of Woodstock. Aunt of many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff at Secord Trails for their care and compassion shown to Sophia. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home 69 Wellington Street N. Woodstock Friday, December 18, 2015 from 10 -10:45 am with the funeral service at 11am Fr. Gilbert Simard presider. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Woodstock. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.

ANSTEE: Linda

roseIt is with profound sadness, that we announce the passing on December 11, 2015, of Linda Anstee (Adam) of Ingersoll in her 66th year. Born on September 25, 1950 in Ingersoll to Gloria Margaret Ann Hutson and John Ross Adam. She was raised by Gloria and her husband Donald Cecil Hutson. Linda spent her years at home raising her four children. She fondly remembered her employment with Bruce at the Esso station and her night shifts at MACS with Bert before she finished her employment career with a position at Collins and Aikmen. She retired from C & A many years ago. She is lovingly remembered for her impulsivity, her generosity and her creativity. She enjoyed many hours with ceramics, crochet and many other crafts and activities. Marina Shores, Long Point will miss her smiling face each season where she vacationed at her trailer with Archie. Linda is survived by her husband Archie Spietaels, of Ingersoll and her 4 children Michelle (Kent) of Ingersoll, Richard (Lili) of Toronto, Melissa (Matthew) of Thamesford and Jennifer (Craig) of North Vancouver and her brother John (Connie) of London, Also her stepchildren Jen (Ron), Christa (Ron) and Mandy (Craig). She will be lovingly missed by her grandchildren Tristan, Aidan, Codi and Victoria, Madison, Tessa and Leigh. She is predeceased by her mother Gloria, her father Ross, her father Donald and her sister Judith. Linda did not want a funeral; she wanted us to celebrate her life. The family of Linda, invite all her and their loved ones and friends to the Elmhurst Inn, Ingersoll, on Saturday, December 19 from 1-4 pm to Celebrate Linda and share stories of her cherished life. Memorial gifts may be made to VON Sakura House Woodstock. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.

FERGUSON: Walter Thomas (Tom)

Tom FergusonAt home on Thursday, December 10, 2015, Tom Ferguson of Ingersoll in his 85th year. Loved husband and best friend of Helen (Brown) Ferguson for 57 years. Loved father of Tom Ferguson (Lois), Tim Ferguson (Lilly) and Joan McHugh (Bob). Cherished Grampa of Seth, Conor, Alina (Anthony), Oran, Rourke, Gowan, Timothy, Wayne (Marie), Leah, Evan, Jenna, Kirk and Great Granddaughter Thalia. Brother of Martin (Betty) and David (Marie); Brother-in-law of Karen Brophy (late Dick), Janice Brown (late Harold) and the late Howard Brown. Tom took great pride in his nieces and nephews. In gentle ways he shared his wisdom and strength. Tom retired from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. Family and friends will be received at the residence on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 1- 5 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Scleroderma Society of Canada or Von Sakura House Woodstock may be made through the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.