CARTMALE, Janis Louise (nee McEachern)

November 14, 1952 – December 20, 2018

Janis Cartmale, age 66 of Embro, ON, suddenly passed away at her home, on Thursday, December 20, 2018 after a brief illness.

She is loved and missed by her mother June McEachern (People Care, Tavistock). The cherished wife and life- long companion of 45 yrs. to Gerald Cartmale. Beloved mother to Candace Cartmale of Windsor ON and Cathy Vinkle and her husband Ron of Kelowna BC.  Loved sister of Dianne Porter and her husband Michael of Ingersoll ON.  Nana to Leo Vrieze of ON and Miranda Vinkle of Kelowna BC.  Janis shared very special and unique relationships with her nieces Kimberly Grant of Woodstock ON and Vicki Cartmale-Logan of NW Oxford County.  She was also a loving and fun Aunt to Karrie-Ann Grant, Kevin Grant (Vicki) all of Ingersoll ON, Shawn Porter (Tanya) of Washago ON and Jeremy Porter of Beachville ON. She is also survived by her uncle Michael Carrothers (Debra) and their 2 sons of London ON; and a large number of family-in-law’s.  She was predeceased by her father Douglas McEachern (1986), her grandmother Louise MacDonald (1986) and her aunt Susan Carrothers (2013).

In 1978, Janis & Gerald moved to Embro, ON were they choose to raise their family.  During their 40 years in Embro, they established many special relationships within the village.  Janis, as everyone knew, was a very private, candid, but kind-hearted person, who took delight in her dogs, coffee at the Embro Cheese House, her night time walk-a-bout’s, both in and outside of the village and her gardens. She took great pleasure, along with Gerald renovating both their home and yard into the stunning sanctuary’s they have become; and which are a complete reflection of her unique, eclectic personality.  Often outspoken, she was truly a lady that marched to the beat of her own drum and was not known for bowing to convention. She left a lasting impression on anyone that was lucky enough to have known and loved her.

Thank you to the Embro Volunteer Fire Department and the Oxford OPP for their assistance and compassion on the day of Janis’s passing. Thank you to all of our friends and family of which there are far too many to name, for stopping by with the meals and treats, words of kindness, love and support. It has been greatly appreciated. Special thank you to Matt & Alicia Van Ginkle for all of their help during Jan’s illness and for coming over immediately to be with Gerald on the day she passed away. You are both very special to her.

As per Janis’s wishes, she has been cremated and there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stoke Foundation.  Arrangements have been entrusted to McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street S., Ingersoll, ON, (519-425-1600).

FREEMANTLE, Helen Daisy (nee Blackman)

Peacefully on Monday December 24, 2018 at Secord Trails Care Community, Ingersoll in her 89th year. Loving and Attentive wife of 70 years to Jack Freemantle. Daughter of the late Winnifred and Teddy Blackman of St. Marys. Loving mother of Michele (Ted Gervais). Predeceased by her son Gary (1985), daughters Glenda (Scott Naisbitt) (2018), and Janis (1970). Proud grandmother to Anita (Frank Gielis), Kerri (Vinnie D ’Ambrosio), Sam Egan, and Rachel Egan. Little granmma will be missed by great grandchildren Brett Clifford, Luea, Sofia, and Mila D’Ambrosio. Helen was predeceased by her siblings Fred Blackman, Edith Scheurman, Harold Blackman, and Edith Foroler. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jill Matsuo, Rev. Meghan Nicholls, the 3rd floor staff of Alexandra Hospital, and all the compassionate and caring staff of Secord Trails. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place later. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques accepted) may be done through the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.

MEZENBERG, Antonius Christianus (Tony)

Passed away peacefully on December 19, 2018, at Victoria Hospital, London, in his 78th year.  Beloved husband of 51 years to Margaret (Moerman). Loving father of Diane Larder (Brian), Joe Mezenberg (Jen), MaryAnn Pardy (Andy), and Christine Baigent (Mark). Cherished Opa to Jarrett, Kandice, Thomas, Loretta, Alysha, Blake, and Colby. Dear brother of Ann Wieggers (Tony), Christine Opsteen (Cor), Gerry Mezenberg (Joan), Willie Verberne(Tony), Mary VanAlphen (John), Cor Mezenberg (Louise), and Henry Mezenberg.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents John and Lamberdina Mezenberg, brothers Adrian, Martin, John (Helena), and infant sister Ardina, Tony was fondly remembered for his years of involvement in the farming community and his services with Stelco. He enjoyed a good game of cards and fellowship. Our heartfelt thank you to all the great doctors and nurses who cared for him during his brief illness.  Friends and family will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church 131 Thames Street North, Ingersoll on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:30 am with Fr. Gilbert Simard presider. Private family interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (cheques accepted) would be appreciated.

GASTON, Donald Roy

Passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Secord Trails, Ingersoll.  Predeceased by his first wife Gladys Lambert (2002) and his second wife Kathleen (Kay) Chard.  He will be missed by his nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place, and he will interred at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll, ON (519-425-1600).

KNOX, Erma Irene (nee Muir)

Passed away peacefully at Secord Trails Nursing Home, Ingersoll, Saturday December 1, 2018 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Knox (1992). Predeceased by her daughter Mary Ellen Quinn (2010) and her husband Jerry Quinn (2016). Loving mother to Art Knox (Mable), Charlene Emmerich (Jeff), and Pat Durham (Jim). Cherished grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Erma was also predeceased by four sisters, one brother, and one brother-in-law. Cremation has taken place, and she will be laid to rest with her husband at Delmer Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques accepted) would be appreciated and may be placed through the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600. Personal condolences may be sent at The family would like to express their thanks for all the care given to Erma at Secord Trails. Thank you to McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home for their care and understanding at this time. She will be missed by her family, but we will remember all the wonderful family gatherings.

Rest in Peace