Obituaries

Barbara Cole
B: 1928-02-12
D: 2018-10-15
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Cole, Barbara
Courtney Chaplin
B: 1968-02-05
D: 2018-10-10
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Chaplin, Courtney
Laurence Hodgkins
B: 1950-01-19
D: 2018-10-10
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Hodgkins, Laurence
Jamie Hagedorn
B: 1953-12-19
D: 2018-10-03
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Hagedorn, Jamie
Norene Silsby
B: 1932-08-10
D: 2018-09-30
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Silsby, Norene
Marilyn Lymburner
B: 1930-05-02
D: 2018-09-29
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Lymburner, Marilyn
Roland Dostie
B: 1929-07-06
D: 2018-09-27
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Dostie, Roland
Kenneth Gray
B: 1949-07-27
D: 2018-09-26
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Gray, Kenneth
Robert Sweet
B: 1937-05-27
D: 2018-09-21
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Sweet, Robert
Mehri Haghkerder
B: 1933-09-29
D: 2018-09-16
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Haghkerder, Mehri
Francis Kinsey
B: 1929-05-03
D: 2018-09-14
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Kinsey, Francis
J. van Heerden
B: 1959-10-07
D: 2018-09-12
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van Heerden, J.
Alice Jordan
B: 1931-06-19
D: 2018-09-11
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Jordan, Alice
Burgess Knowles
B: 1932-12-15
D: 2018-09-06
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Knowles, Burgess
Gertrude Webber
B: 1922-07-27
D: 2018-09-03
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Webber, Gertrude
Larry Smith
B: 1939-08-31
D: 2018-09-03
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Smith, Larry
Bertha Higgins
B: 1928-11-08
D: 2018-09-01
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Higgins, Bertha
Maxine Field
B: 1929-06-11
D: 2018-09-01
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Field, Maxine
Charles McKay
B: 1925-10-04
D: 2018-08-30
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McKay, Charles
Michael Majka
B: 1931-06-12
D: 2018-08-29
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Majka, Michael
Nina Wallace
B: 1984-07-18
D: 2018-08-26
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Wallace, Nina

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