SPRAGG: W. Wayne

Wayne SpraggOur deepest sorrow is shared by many family and friends as Wayne Spragg, surrounded by his loving family died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 21st in his 75th year. Wayne had suffered a catastrophic hemorrhagic stroke 16 days before. Wayne spent his life working hard and building a legacy of family and friends. Wayne leaves behind his devoted wife of 54 years, Frances (Bishop/Norton) and two daughters, Debbie Spragg (Martin Goncalves) and Laura Spragg (Rob Monk) all of Dorchester. His much loved grandchildren – Melvin Matschke (Maryke), Eric Matschke (Michelle), Elizabeth (Steve Haggart), Samantha Monk, Liam SpraggMonk and Levi SpraggMonk. Cherished great grandchildren – Eric Ethan, Mia, Alex, Carson, Lauren and Sydney. Wayne is survived by his youngest brother, Bob and sister-in-law Janie, of Ingersoll, as well as, many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Bill and Margaret (Reading) Spragg, his sister Beverly and brother-in-law, Mort Dale, as well as his brother Eugene. Wayne’s love of travel, his desire to explore and learn carried him around the world. He possessed a sharp intuitive financial sense and a keen business mind. He loved country music and dancing the night away with his beloved wife Frances. Wayne was a believer in hard work and he lived his life that way, working full time and running a small farm, later his own roofing and contracting company. He built many quality homes in Dorchester and the surrounding area. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Sunday 1-5 p.m. and Monday 12-12:45 p.m. with the funeral service will be held on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow in Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Bishop Cronyn Coffee House, Ronald McDonald House or Dorchester Food Bank ( cheques accepted) would be appreciated.

HANSON: Nora Irene (nee Pick)

Nora HansonAfter a prolonged battle, Nora Irene Hanson of Ingersoll (formerly Salford) quietly slipped away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the age of 88. Nora was born on April 24, 1927 near Norwich to the late Eric and Carrie (Anderson) Pick. She will be especially missed by daughters Ellen Esseltine and Suzanne (Neil) Stoop; by her special niece Joan Shepley and her beloved grandchildren: Eric Esseltine, Chris Esseltine, Aaron (Tashia) Esseltine, Rebecca (Joshua) Klumpenhouwer and Matthew (Julia) Stoop. Nora was a doting great-gran to Isaac, Josiah, Levi and Micah Klumpenhouwer and to Deon, Felix and Kai Esseltine. Nora was blessed with her first great-granddaughter, Olivia Nora Stoop, on May 15, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Archie Treffry Hanson (1988) and grandson Michael Stoop (2007), by her brothers Ralph and Richard Pick and sisters Hazel Graham and Doris Swance, sisters-in-law Jean Pick and Carol Pick and brothers-in-law Floyd Swance, John (Jack) Graham, and Marv Clarke. She is survived by brother Alan Pick, sister Edith Clarke and sister-in-law Vera (Jack) Waud. Nora attended Wells Academy in London after high school, working for McManus Motors in London then Moore’s Bird Seed Company in Norwich. After marrying in 1950 she operated a dairy farm with her husband Archie in Salford for nearly 30 years. She moved off the farm to Ingersoll in 1998 but continued to be active in Salford United Church, the Salford United Church Women as well as the Salford Leisure Club. Family was extremely important to Nora; her best friends were her sisters and her grandchildren were the centre of her universe. The family is deeply grateful to family physician, Dr. Lori Bruce, who unfailingly provided tender and compassionate care to Nora, particularly in her very difficult final months of life. The caring and dedicated staff of Woodingford Lodge Ingersoll also gave exceptional care throughout Nora’s time in residence, especially in her final days. Visitation will be Thursday, 2-4 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll where a funeral service of remembrance will be conducted on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m., officiated by Reverend Judy Campbell. Interment at Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made at the funeral home to the Michael Stoop Memorial Fund at Ingamo Homes, Woodstock.

BRANDOW: Benjamin Leaton Albert

roseBRANDOW: Benjamin Leaton Albert Suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Friday May 8, 2015. Benjamin Brandow of Beachville in his 40th year. Survived by his parents Deb and Gerald Brandow of Brownsville; wife Angela Brandow and good friend Karen; children Bradly, Jenna, Aislin, Brooke, Russell and Brittany; brother Gerry and his wife Rhonda, Tera and her husband Bill. Son-in-law of Dave and Pam Hussey; brother-in-law Adam Hussey. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by a grandson. He will be loved and missed dearly by all. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 with cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (cheques accepted) would be appreciated.

STAPLES: Gerald (Gerry) Riggs

rosePeacefully with family by his side at Woodingford Lodge Ingersoll on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Kay Staples (2007). Loving Dad of Dean (Caralynn) and Jon (Nancy) all of Ingersoll. Cherished Grandfather of Tyler (Christine), Ryan, Tara, J.J. (Tatiana), Alisha (Mike) and Great Grandchildren Mathieu and Emily. Dear brother of Dr. Tom (Pat) Staples of Collingwood. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his sister Barb (1980) and brother Lou (2005). Gerry was the clerk of session at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church; former town clerk for the Town of Ingersoll, an avid curler and lawn bowler. Friends will be received at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 56 Thames St. Ingersoll on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 1-1:45 with the Funeral Service at 2 pm. Interment to follow in Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church or the Parkinson Society (cheques accepted) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McBeath Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.

EDWARDS: Flora (nee Soden)

Flora EdwardsPassed away peacefully with family by her side on April 28 in her 95th year at Mapleview Nursing Home, Owen Sound and formerly of Ingersoll. Beloved wife of the late John Wesley Edwards. Loving mother of David and his wife Patricia of Owen Sound. Cherished grandmother of Mark (Laura), Robert (Anita), Laura (Michael) Nevill, and Heather (Ryan) Gledhill. Great-grandmother to Andrew, Nathan, Matthew, Jessica, Katie and Maggie. Survived by sister-in-law, Kathleen Soden. Predeceased by siblings, Estella (William), Jessie (Jack), Edward (Edith), Nelson (Irene) and Cecil. Flora will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Mapleview for their wonderful care. A Celebration of her life will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 56 Thames St. S., Ingersoll at 1:30 p.m., May 9th with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll. Arrangements entrusted to the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.