Obituaries

Arthur Rideout
D: 2020-07-06
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Rideout, Arthur
Velma Purchase
B: 1961-01-25
D: 2020-07-05
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Purchase, Velma
Pius Brennan
B: 1934-05-08
D: 2020-06-25
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Brennan, Pius
Donald Russell Gosse
B: 1937-11-27
D: 2020-06-23
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Gosse, Donald Russell
Karen Helen Eichler
B: 1975-05-26
D: 2020-06-22
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Eichler, Karen Helen
Coleen Gillis
B: 1960-06-09
D: 2020-06-22
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Gillis , Coleen
Gerald Richardson
B: 1929-07-01
D: 2020-06-20
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Richardson, Gerald
Claude Elgar
B: 1938-03-02
D: 2020-06-17
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Elgar, Claude
Jeffrey Pittman
B: 1971-03-02
D: 2020-06-10
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Pittman, Jeffrey
Hollis Thompson
B: 1942-09-05
D: 2020-06-08
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Thompson, Hollis
Brandon Terry Hurley
B: 1996-04-19
D: 2020-06-06
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Hurley, Brandon Terry
Dalton Gillingham
B: 1934-04-24
D: 2020-06-04
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Gillingham, Dalton
Charles Stewart
B: 1931-02-04
D: 2020-05-31
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Stewart, Charles
Mary White
B: 1932-07-02
D: 2020-05-26
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White, Mary
Ivy West
B: 1930-06-10
D: 2020-05-24
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West, Ivy
Frederick Dawson
B: 1922-10-29
D: 2020-05-23
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Dawson, Frederick
Trixie Smith
B: 1930-10-01
D: 2020-05-21
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Smith , Trixie
Randolph Coles
B: 1928-01-26
D: 2020-05-20
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Coles, Randolph
Sylvia Forsey
B: 1941-04-06
D: 2020-05-19
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Forsey, Sylvia
Joseph Wicks
B: 1949-09-24
D: 2020-05-17
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Wicks, Joseph
Jimmy Lush
B: 1952-02-15
D: 2020-05-17
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Lush, Jimmy

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