Obituaries

Maria (Mary) Van Valkengoed
B: 1939-05-17
D: 2017-09-16
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Van Valkengoed, Maria (Mary)
Louise Smale
B: 1928-11-19
D: 2017-09-09
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Smale, Louise
D. Graham Sholdice
B: 1934-08-20
D: 2017-09-07
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Sholdice, D. Graham
Beatrice Campbell
B: 1920-02-02
D: 2017-09-02
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Campbell, Beatrice
Emerson Coleman
B: 1932-10-25
D: 2017-08-29
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Coleman, Emerson
Lillian Nicholson
B: 1928-01-20
D: 2017-08-27
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Nicholson, Lillian
Willem "Bill" van Reenen
B: 1940-08-27
D: 2017-08-09
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van Reenen, Willem "Bill"
Marjorie Papple
B: 1941-01-17
D: 2017-08-05
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Papple, Marjorie
Dorothy Dillon
B: 1935-07-01
D: 2017-08-04
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Dillon, Dorothy
Olive Bettles
B: 1920-05-03
D: 2017-07-23
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Bettles, Olive
John Michels
B: 1928-07-13
D: 2017-07-21
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Michels, John
Dianne Mero
B: 1948-04-28
D: 2017-07-20
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Mero, Dianne
Max Watts
B: 1936-07-11
D: 2017-07-09
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Watts, Max
Margery Huether
B: 1936-04-26
D: 2017-07-09
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Huether, Margery
Lois Moore
D: 2017-06-30
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Moore, Lois
Diane MacLeod
B: 1946-02-23
D: 2017-06-22
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MacLeod, Diane
Jean Carnochan
B: 1954-05-26
D: 2017-06-19
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Carnochan, Jean
Jim Etue
B: 1947-12-17
D: 2017-06-17
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Etue, Jim
H. LaVerne Robson
B: 1924-09-30
D: 2017-06-13
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Robson, H. LaVerne
Joan Kiernan
B: 1933-06-18
D: 2017-06-13
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Kiernan, Joan
Tanner Steffler
B: 1998-04-26
D: 2017-06-06
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Steffler, Tanner

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A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home, or a community hall. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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