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Leon Verhegghe

VERHEGGHE, Leon - 1951 - 2019 Mr. Leon "Lonnie" Verhegghe of Norwich, passed away peacefully at his home, with his loving family at his side, on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in his 68th year. Lonnie was an outstanding Paramedic, with a distinguished career of service for over 40 years in Hamilton and Brant County. Proud Captain of the Norwich Fire Department for 26 years. Devoted NASCAR fan and Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #190 Norwich. Lonnie cherished his friends as he considered them his chosen family. Beloved husband for 43 years of Donna (Ferguson) Verhegghe. Loving father of Angela Godelie (Mike) and his paramedic daughter, Sharla Kokanie (Patti). Cherished grandfather of Brennon, Donovan and Reese and great grandfather of Kolin. Dearest brother of Larry Verhegghe. Also survived by nieces, nephews & in laws. Predeceased by his parents, Leon Verhegghe (2003) and Elsie (Defreyne) Verhegghe (2012). Friends may call at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME , Delhi (519) 582-1290 for visitation on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Paramedic Funeral Service will be held at Norwich Community Centre , 53 Stover Street, Norwich on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ted Smith officiating. Inurnment in Norwich Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford or the V.O.N. Sakura House, Woodstock will be gratefully appreciated by the family.13332086
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Posted by JEFF & SHERRY EDGEWORTH (FRIEND) On Thursday, March 28, 2019
DONNA & FAMILY

SENDING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS YOUR WAY TODAY NOT SURE WHAT THE OUTCOME WOULD HAVE BEEN IF HE WAS NOT THERE WITH JEFF ON THERE FISHING TRIP FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR HIS HELP.

JEFF & SHERRY EDGEWORTH

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Posted by Chris and Marlene Parsons (Well known in a small town) On Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow

Chris and Marlene Parsons

Dear Donna and Family
Posted by Judi Bell (Friend) On Wednesday, March 27, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Lonnie's passing. He was a kind and gentle man and made an impact on so many lives. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time and the days to follow.
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Posted by Mark and Helen Gilmore (friend) On Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Donna and family.

We wish to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of a great person. He cared about everyone and was loved by all who knew him. Hold on to the memories.

Mark and Helen Gilmore

Condolences
Posted by Louie Mels (friend) On Wednesday, March 27, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to the wife and children.

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