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Blue Springs Funeral Home Obituaries

Coultrup, Owen Arthur

Jan 05 2015

The family of Owen Coultrup sadly announces his passing at
South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on January 2, 2015 at age 89.

Owen Arthur Coultrup, loving husband of Arline Ferguson for 62 years. Dear father of Howard and Ann of Penetanguishene, Russell and Margaret of Kincardine, Warren and Donna of Mooresville, NC. Grandfather of Raven and Connor. Survived by brother Ainsley Allmark of Cornwall, England.

Owen was employed by Sandvik/Diston Saw for 39 years. He was an active, past member, board member and correspondent for the Acton Seniors. He was a world traveller and a lover of tennis.

In the spring, a celebration of Owen's life will be announced and family and friends will gather at St. Alban's the Martyr Anglican Church, Acton. Remembrances may be made to the Acton Seniors Centre or St. Alban's Church.


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van Bendegem, John

Oct 12 1920 - Dec 29 2014

The family of John van Bendegem sadly announces his passing at Georgetown Hospital on Monday December 29, 2014, after a short illness at age 94.

Johannes 'John' van Bendegem, loving husband and best friend of Jacoba 'Coby' for 58 years. Dear father of Calvin and Rita of Oakville, Paul and Joyce of Regina, Urbane and Christine of Owen Sound, John and Paula of Halifax, the late Elaine and Rene Mast of Bracebridge. Cherished Opa of Christopher, Sharon and Ryan, Cheryl and Wayne, Brad, Kurt and a great grand one on the way. Survived by sisters, Corrie and Truus and brother, Peter.

As a young man in years 1940 to 1950 he volunteered in the Dutch underground movement. He was in the 1st American army under General Bradley to free the city of Nymegen, his home town in the south of Holland. He was invited by the R.A.F. to be trained as a radar operator, but, the Korean war required foreign service men to be British. John left the R.A.F. and joined the Dutch army to fight the Japanese who had invaded the Dutch East Indies where he utilized his skills until 1950. His heart was drawn to Canada in 1952. In 1956 Coby joined him to start a great family.

John will be remembered as a kind, gentle Christian man. He loved history, chess and art and was, himself, an artist. He was looked to as a source of wisdom by his grandchildren. He will be missed greatly and remembered fondly.

Family and friends will be received at the Blue Springs Funeral Home, Acton, Friday January 2, 2015, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be at the Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Road, Halton Hills, Saturday January 3, 2015, at 11 a.m.
Interment, Fairview Cemetery, Acton.

Remembrance may be made to a charity of your choice.



Kelly, Terry

Nov 05 1941 - Dec 28 2014

Terry Kelly passed peacefully at his home in Acton after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in his 73rd year.

A loving husband of Liz Sigman for 47 years. Dear father of Meirion Kelly and Rosemary James of Toronto. Terry was a proud Grandpa of Kayin. Also deeply missed by sister Netta and brothers James, Hugh and Iain and their families.

In keeping with the family tradition of an open house every New Years Day, family, friends and neighbours are invited to the family home, 79 Bower Avenue, Acton, between 1 and 4 p.m. January 1st, to celebrate a life well lived.



Shortill, Danny Lee

Dec 29 1950 - Dec 12 2014

The family of Dan Shortill Sadly announces his sudden passing on
Friday December 12, 2014, in his 64th year.

Danny Lee Shortill, partner and best friend of Mary Jane Lindsay of Guelph. Loving father of Tracy and Dean Tolton of London and caring grandpa of Eva and Chase. Brother of Mark and Jane Shortill of Eden Mills and the late Karen Shortill (1994). Dear uncle of Sara. Predeceased by parents Richard and Ruth Shortill.

As were Dan's wishes, his funeral will be private.

Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.



Miller, Douglas

Nov 29 2014

The family Doug Miller sadly announces his passing in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday November 29, 4014,at age 41.

Douglas Miller, husband and best friend of Joan Stumpf, formerly of Rockwood. Loving father of Doug Miller Jr. of Calgary and Brandy Stumpf of Guelph. Dear brother of Andrew of Guelph, Kenneth of Fergus and Jennifer of Guelph. Predeceased by parents Henrietta and Andrew Miller.

Family and friends will be received at the Blue Springs Funeral Home, Acton, Sunday December 14 2014 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m.
The funeral service will be private. Spring interment Rockwood Cemetery.



Spragge, Robert Gordon

Sep 09 1929 - Nov 27 2014

The family of Bob Spragge sadly announces his passing at Georgetown Hospital on Thursday November 27, 2014 at age 85.

Robert Gordon Spragge, loving husband of Lorene Duffield for 64 years. Dear father of Bob and Donna of Welland, Brian of Manitoulin Island, Janet and Wally Brown of Brampton, the late Sandra and Paul Werbitsky of Orangeville, Karen Tyrrell and Chet Denny of Brampton, Mark of Acton and Tom and Carla of Welland. Proud Grandpa of 12 and many great and great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Reginald and Cyril. Bob will be remembered as an avid sailor of the “Scrapper II” at the Mimico Cruising Club, collector of model railway trains and a lover of dogs. He coached hockey and lacorsse and volunteered his skills as an electrician on several projects. As an electrician and member of the United Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 353, Bob took care of his family and built two homes for them.

The family will have a private funeral with interment in the Alliston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation,
the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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