Obituaries

Barbara Brown
B: 1929-05-16
D: 2017-05-25
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Brown, Barbara
Myrna Dykeman
B: 1938-04-08
D: 2017-05-19
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Dykeman, Myrna
William "Bev" Wallace
B: 1926-06-23
D: 2017-05-19
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Wallace, William "Bev"
Howard Sweazey
B: 1930-03-29
D: 2017-05-17
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Sweazey, Howard
Lynda Reeves
B: 1947-03-14
D: 2017-05-17
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Reeves, Lynda
Eleanor Colvin
B: 1919-07-15
D: 2017-05-16
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Colvin, Eleanor
Xavier Garrett
B: 2009-05-31
D: 2017-05-13
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Garrett, Xavier
Reta Armstrong
B: 1926-08-31
D: 2017-05-13
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Armstrong, Reta
Thomas Horton
B: 1918-11-17
D: 2017-05-12
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Horton, Thomas
Dorothy Winfrey
B: 1927-02-28
D: 2017-05-12
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Winfrey, Dorothy
Elayne Gebhardt-Bos
B: 1930-10-17
D: 2017-05-11
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Gebhardt-Bos, Elayne
Helen MacLeod
B: 1927-05-25
D: 2017-05-11
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MacLeod, Helen
Ewhen Chorostil
B: 1935-07-05
D: 2017-05-10
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Chorostil, Ewhen
Harold Gable
B: 1931-07-30
D: 2017-05-10
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Gable, Harold
Penny La Rose
B: 1966-06-08
D: 2017-05-08
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La Rose, Penny
André Cloutier
B: 1945-12-08
D: 2017-05-08
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Cloutier, André
Peter Scott
B: 1951-04-23
D: 2017-05-08
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Scott, Peter
Gustav Bendig
B: 1927-01-11
D: 2017-05-05
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Bendig, Gustav
Margaret Rogers
B: 1926-07-17
D: 2017-05-05
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Rogers, Margaret
Romeo Babin
B: 1931-05-07
D: 2017-05-05
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Babin, Romeo
Ross Ferneyhough
B: 1928-11-22
D: 2017-05-04
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Ferneyhough, Ross

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Mr. John D. Brock, Co-Owner/Licensed Funeral Director
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisserfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Co-Owner and Managing Director of the Brock and Visser Funeral Home Burial & Cremation Services Ltd.  Born in Woodstock, and working in Woodstock as a licensed funeral director at the former R.D. Longworth Funeral Home since 1991. Married to Monique Brock of which they have two children, Natalie and Nicholas, where they are members of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (St. Rita's).  John is involved with local community events including being a member of the Knights of Columbus and Woodstock Rotary Club.  

Mr. W.  Gregory Visser, Co-Owner/Licensed Funeral Director
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisserfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Co-Owner of the Brock & Visser Funeral Home Burial & Cremation Services Ltd.  A licensed funeral director in 1993, working in Woodstock at the former R.D. Longworth Funeral Home since 1994. Greg has three children; Andrew, Phillip and Hannah. He is also involved with several community groups such as; Lions Club and Operation Sharing and is a member of King Solomon's Masonic Lodge # 43 A.F. & A.M.

David Nancekievill, Licensed Funeral Director
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisserfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Dave did his internship with Brock and Visser Funeral Home and after graduating from Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto he accepted a full time position with us in 2014. Dave has lived in Woodstock for 25 years and is happily married to Carrie. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. He looks forward to serving you and your families in your time of need.  

Allison Coulson-Mitchell, Licensed Funeral Director
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Born and raised in Woodstock. Allison began her career in Funeral Services at Brock and Visser Funeral Home in 2013. She graduated from Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, in 2016  and received her Funeral Director Licence shortly after. Allison looks forward to serving the families of our community.

Helen Friesen, Licensed Funeral Director / Manager
Email: brockandvissertc@rogers.com
Website: brockandvisser.com
Office Phone: 519-285-2427
Fax: 519-295-0103

Helen started her career in funeral services at Brock and Visser Funeral Home in the Woodstock Chapel and transitioned to manage the funeral home in Thamesford in the spring of 2014 when John Brock and Greg Visser, of Brock  and Visser Funeral Home, acquired the former Harland Betzner Funeral Home. Helen is married to Bill, who also works for the firm, together they have four children and attend Calvary Pentecostal Church in Woodstock. Helen finds true fulfillment in helping others. She believes that everyone deserves the best care possible and without a doubt, she looks after the families she serves as if they were her very own.

Nicholas J. Brock, Licensed Funeral Director
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: brockandvisser.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Born and raised in Woodstock, Nicholas graduated with Honours and a bilingual diploma from Ecole Secondaire Notre-Dame, Woodstock.  From there, he continued his education at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto.   After completing his internship in Toronto and achieving his Ontario Funeral Director’s Licence, Nicholas is eager to give back to the community that helped shape him into who he is today.  

Bill Friesen, Funeral Director Assistant/Fleet Manager
Email: brockandvissertc@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisser.com
Office Phone: 519-285-2427
Fax: 519-295-0103

An ordained minister, Bill has many years experience in helping families deal with life struggles and difficulties. He is married to Helen and together they have served in the role as pastor couple in various evangelical churches in southern Ontario. Having performed numerous funerals as a pastor for nearly 20 years, Bill felt a call on his life to broaden his ministry opportunities to funeral services. He is now living his dream working alongside his wife at the Thamesford Funeral Chapel.

Tonia Catcher, Licensed Funeral PrePlanner, Estate Care Counsellor, Certified Celebrant
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com or tonia.catcher@yahoo.ca
Website: www.brockandvisserfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Tonia has been employed with the Brock & Visser Funeral Home Burial & Cremation Services Ltd. since 2006.  She resides in the Stratford area, where she loves to spend time with her family and her love of horses.  She brings years of experience with her, as well as being the manager of the funeral home's free After Care Program.  She currently holds free weekly bereavement group sessions Thursday evenings at the South Gate Centre.  

Emily Walton, Funeral Director Assistant
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisserfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Joanne Johnston, Funeral Director Assistant
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisser.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Jim Long, Funeral Director Assistant
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisserfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Gordon Tabor, Maintenance
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisser.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Tracey Fraser, Administrator/After Care
Email: brockandvisser@rogers.com
Website: www.brockandvisser.com
Office Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849

Chris Betzner, Licensed Funeral Director
Email: brockandvissertc@rogers.com
Office Phone: 519-285-2427
Fax: 519-295-0103

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