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Billie Martin

Oct 24, 1931 - Nov 03, 2023

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Cambridge, ON

Passed away peacefully on November 3, 2023 at Stirling Heights Long Term Care after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Loving mother of Deborah (Alan) Holman. Will forever remain in the hearts of her extended family and friends. Predeceased by her devoted husband Raymond (July 10, 2021). Billie had been a long time member with the Royal Canadian Legion as well as a volunteer at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.A special thank you to Cheryl Lawrence-Holmes and her staff at Stirling Heights for t...Read More

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Norma Helen Verrall

May 13, 1938 - Mar 01, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Norma Helen Verrall on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Hilltop Manor, Cambridge in her 86th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years James “Jim” Verrall in 2021. Loving mother of Fred (Amy, predeceased) Verrall and Mary (Al) Ollmann. Proud grandmother of Britt. She is survived by her sister Sue, brother George (Katie), and brother-in-law Hank. Predeceased by her sisters Marion (Barry), Beatrice and Jean. Norma will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

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Blake Clarence Bryans

Dec 19, 1956 - Feb 28, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Blake Clarence Bryans in his 67th year in his home on February 28th, 2024. Blake was born to the late Clarence and Violet Bryans and is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathy (Cassidy). Blake will be greatly missed by his children: Dale and Andrea (Landry), Sean and Melissa (Gallant) and Andrea and Curtis (Dahl) and grandchildren: Ethan, Aidan, Chloey, Liam, Callen, and Sebastian. Blake is also survived by his siblings Bruce and Diane (Cocher), Deborah and Paul (Olmsted) and Mark and Sherry (Elliot) and will be missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Blake was an accomplished Millwright that allowed him to travel worldwide. In his youth Blake enjoyed time spent at the cottage with friends and family, camping and waterskiing. Despite having Multiple Sclerosis for his entire adult life Blake remained positive, determined, and strong in his faith. A visitation for Blake will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main Street, Cambridge, Ontario. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Temple Baptist Church, 400 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge, Ontario. Donations can be made to Multiple Sclerosis of Canada Research.

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Edwin Victor Derkach

Oct 25, 1932 - Feb 25, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Edwin Victor Derkach, of Cambridge, Ontario, after a very sudden decline in his health passed away peacefully at the Stirling Heights Long-Term Care Home on February 25, 2024. Edwin was 91 years of age. Even though he lived a full life, his loss from diabetes complications was unexpected and his family is profoundly saddened. Edwin was born on October 25, 1932, to Fred and Nellie Derkach in Insinger, Saskatchewan. He was one of four children; sister Merle (Late Albert); and brothers, late Cecile (Dora) and late Rudy (Virginia). Early in his youth, the Derkach family moved and settled in the hamlet of Ruthven, Ontario, just outside Leamington. Edwin grew up working hard on the farm with his family in Ruthven, in the orchards and greenhouses tending the annual fruit harvest and growing flower business. He met Shirley Ann (Myronyk) from Leamington and had a wonderful 6-year courtship before marrying on October 25, 1958. Edwin and Shirley began to build a life together, trying their hand at farming, while building and working at the Leamington radio station. Edwin and Shirley went on to other business opportunities and moved their family to Scarborough, Ontario and later to the Stouffville, Ontario area where they spent many wonderful years. Edwin had a successful career as a business owner, manufacturing electronic componentry for electrical distribution, a business in which he later moved to Cambridge, Ontario area where he lived out his remaining years. After closing his business, he went on to work many successful years for Culligan Canada, becoming the oldest employee at 83 in their history. If not for a broken tibia, he would have been still there like the Maytag man; Edwin was always there at any hour, any time. Edwin was truly a dedicated and motivated business professional. Edwin enjoyed many leisure activities, first as a recreational pilot, then taking it to the ground engaging in remote control model aircraft. He enjoyed many years coaching the baseball teams he sponsored, volunteering in youth hockey, engaging his three sons in 4 cycle cart racing, fishing and with his remaining time: dedicating extensive time and personal enjoyment in caring for the landscaping of the family home. Two of his drumming legends were Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Buddy Rich actually met Edwin in Leamington when Edwin was a drummer in his own band and gave him pointers on the drums. He is survived by his wife Shirley and four children, their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They include his daughter Lisa "Lesia" Vandervet and late husband Deacon Paul; sons, Robert and wife Teresita; David and daughter Lindsay and great grandchildren Eva Grace and Ivan; and Richard and wife Angele and grandson Grant. Edwin was an exemplary hardworking individual, ensuring long into his retirement, to be a supporting father to his wife and family’s needs. He was exceptional at everything he did, although faced with many obstacles and upsets throughout his life, Edwin had exceptional resiliency to bounce right back and live out a long and happy life, often exceeding the limits of what one might expect an individual to do. His departure comes as a shock and is profoundly felt by his entire family who loved him deeply. Edwin will be remembered for countless things, expressly for his soft warm smile which lit up his icy-blue eyes. He made an impact on many lives. We love you and will miss you, Edwin, Dad "Tato", Grandpa "Dido". The family deeply appreciated the support of the Stirling Long-Term Care Home during Edwin’s final years, as well as your continuing support for the family during this difficult time. A special thank-you to Dr. Elizabeth Mueller for her caring and loving compassion and to all the nurses and PSW's involved with our father's care. Thank you Brother Mark for your prayers and services for Edwin. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation at the Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel, 96 West Street, Brantford, Ontario on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10:30 am until the time of the Funeral Service in the Thorpe’s Chapel at 11:30 am. A sincere thank-you to Deacon Don Dudar for officiating. Edwin will be laid to rest at St. Elias The Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery in Brampton Ontario, on Monday March 4, 2024 at 12:30pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist would be appreciated by his family; where Edwin was a former parishioner.

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Leo Francis Lane

Mar 14, 1955 - Feb 25, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Leo Francis Lane, age 68, of Cambridge, Ontario passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. A celebration of life for Leo will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON N1S1M8.

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Phil Hankins

Sep 21, 1944 - Feb 24, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Passed away February 24, with dignity and in comfort, after a sudden series of strokes at the age of 79. Surviving husband of Sandra Hankins. Loving father of Stephen and wife Monica Hankins of Cambridge, daughter Laurie of Cambridge. Proud grandfather of Kane and Gabriel Hankins and brother of Catherine Potter of Milton. Companion and best friend of Tamara Kidd in his widower days. Phil was born in Kitchener on September 21, 1944 and lived in Cambridge all his life. He was loved by many, especially those who shared his passions which included running, exploring the wonder of God's creation during his hikes, studying ancient civilizations and the classic car community. Phil volunteered on many committees including most notably the Cambridge YMCA's annual "Jingle Bell Run". His self-sacrificing fatherhood and zeal for his responsibilities were well known and served as a good example to all. As he died in Christ, Phil now joins his heavenly Father in eternity and we look with a true and living hope to the day of reunification with him. The family will receive friends and family at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St. Cambridge on Saturday March 2, 2024 (1pm visitation, 2pm chapel service, 3pm reception).

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Margaret Dorothy Bonvanie

Dec 09, 1960 - Feb 20, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Margaret “Dorothy” Bonvanie (nee Devries), of Cambridge, ON, passed away suddenly on February 20, 2024. She was 63 years old. Her sudden loss has deeply saddened the hearts of all her family and friends. Dorothy was born on December 9, 1960 to the late Jolle “Joe” and Jantje “Jean” Devries. She was a loving wife to Bill Bonvanie. Together, they were caring and devoted parents to their four sons; Allan, Ian, Ken, and Patrick. Dorothy loved being a mother, and ultimately, a mother-in-law to Jess (Patrick) and soon to be mother-in-law to Hanah (Ian). Dorothy was a loving sister and sister-in-law to Arthur Potts von der Lippe, Rainer Leipscher, Lynn Baxter, Emma Devries (Alan Voves), Louise Eitel (Jeff), Jo-Anne Edlund (Mark), Alfred Devries, Alice Burgsma (Byrne), Harold Devries (Michelle), and Gerald Devries (Natasha). Predeceased by her brothers, Robert Devries, John Devries, sister, Grace Leipscher, and sister-in-law, Joanne Devries. She will be remembered by Bill’s siblings, many nieces and nephews, friends, neighbours, and her church family. Dorothy was a loving wife and mother to her four sons. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family. Dorothy took great pride in tending to her garden, and would often admire the birds in her yard. For many years, Dorothy worked as Office Manager for her and her husband Bill’s Plumbing business. Upon retirement, she would spend her time gardening, camping, knitting, volunteering at the local food bank, friendship group through her Church, and with Bill and the family. Dorothy loved anyone for who they were, and would consistently offer her warmth and kindness to anyone in need. Visitation will take place at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, Cambridge on Tuesday, February 27th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. The service will be livestreamed. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Donations towards the local food bank in Cambridge would be greatly appreciated, and may be made through Coutts Funeral Home at www.couttsfuneralhome.com

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Buu Quynh Luu

May 17, 1936 - Feb 23, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Buu Quynh Luu, age 87, of Cambridge, Ontario passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. A visitation for Buu will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, ON N3H3J8. A funeral service will occur Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, ON N3H3J8. A committal service will occur Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at Park Lawn Cemetery, 750 Fountain St. N., Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7.

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Jeanne Ann Robinson

Oct 08, 1950 - Feb 21, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Jeanne Ann Robinson, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, passed away on February 21st, 2024 in Cambridge Ontario. She was born on October 8th, 1950 in Toronto Ontario and leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion that will forever be cherished by those who knew her. Jeanne's life was defined by her unwavering devotion to her family. She is survived by her brother Ron Robinson, sister-in-law Catherine, daughter Amy Gonsalves, son-in-law Adam, son Donovan Depratto, son Darren Depratto, daughter-in-law Mariana (Marcy), son Drew Depratto, granddaughter Christina Gonsalves, and grandsons Andrew, David, and Alex Gonsalves. A small funeral mass will be held at Holy Rosary in Milton on February 27th at 11am In lieu of flowers, donations to Marian Residence Retirement Home can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/netkk-renewed-by-love. May she rest in peace.

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Douglas Bramwell

Mar 19, 1953 - Feb 20, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas on Tuesday February 20th in his home at the age of 70. He is predeceased by his brothers David and Brent, and his son Tommy. Loving son to Edward Bramwell and Grace Winnifred Burtch. He will be dearly missed by his wife Brenda, his children Julie (Chris), Scott (Marlene), Lisa, Kaitlyn (Will), Dustin, Jordon (Emma); his grandchildren Owen, Lucas, Savanna, Emma, Chase, Cooper, Cruz, Charlotte, Daniel, Matthew and Joshua; his sister Heather, and his many nieces and nephews. Anyone who knew Doug, will remember him for his vibrant story-telling and his infinite wisdom. His love for his family was immeasurable. He will be missed by so many. Family will receive friends at T. LITTLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519-623-1290) on Friday February 23rd for visitation from 12-1pm. Private family services will be held. Cremation to follow. Burial will take place at Creemore Union Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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Dr. Nancy Davidson

Apr 24, 1931 - Feb 17, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Dr. Nancy Davidson (née Badenoch) beloved mother, grandmother, and respected physician, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024, at Stirling Heights Nursing Home in Cambridge, Ontario. Born on April 24, 1931, in Leicester, England, Nancy was predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. James Davidson, in 2010. Nancy was a devoted mother to Graham (Sherri Davidson), Jim (Jeanine Messeguer), Carolyn (Tim McIntyre), Ian (Noriko Davidson), and cherished grandmother of Lindsay, Claire, James, Alex, Rio, Emily, and John. Nancy’s early years were disrupted by World War two when she was evacuated from Leicester to Inverness, Scotland to live with relatives, attend school and work in the fields as part of the war effort. Inspired by her father, Dr. David Badenoch, Nancy attended Medical School at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 1955. After meeting in medical school, Nancy married fellow physician James Davidson on February 8, 1958 in Glasgow. Nancy had an impactful and inspiring career in medicine, beginning at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and continuing to The Toronto Rehabilitation Center where she was a physician in the cardiac rehab program. In 1975 the family relocated to Ancaster, where Nancy completed her career as a family physician in Dundas. Her unwavering commitment to patients exemplified her loving heart, her compassionate soul and kind manner that will be remembered by all who knew her. Music was a passion of Nancy’s and she enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the piano with family. In retirement, Nancy could often be found walking the Dundas Valley Trails with the walkie-talkies, volunteering with various organizations or sharing stories from her extensive travels with Jim. The Davidson family have a passion for skiing, beginning at the Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood and later at the HoliMont Ski Club in Ellicottville, NY where many friends were made. Nancy will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her legacy of kindness, compassion, and service will continue to inspire those who follow in her footsteps. We would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Heather Wilson, Nancy's personal caregiver, for her dedication and compassionate care. Additionally, we are grateful to the staff at Stirling Heights Nursing Home for their unwavering commitment to ensuring Nancy’s comfort during her time there. A private family celebration will be held to honor Nancy’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. Goodbye, Mum. You will always be with us.

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