Death Notices September 2012

Published September 5, 2012

Bob Dixon

DIXON, Robert Charles (Bob). Passed peacefully away at home, RR #3, Simcoe on Friday, August 31, 2012 in his 69th year after a short battle with lung disease. Dearly loved husband of 38 years to Marilyn (nee Yetman); beloved father of son Bradley and daughter Beth (Jeremy) Crandall and cherished Grandpa to his one and only granddaughter, Meagen Crandall. Also survived by his brothers Nibby (Pam) Dixon, Port Dover, ON; Thomas Dixon, Calgary, AB. Sisters Joan (Al) Castell, Murrietta, CA; Donna Hamblett, Montrose, BC; Brothers-in-law Sheridan (Evelyn) Yetman, St. John’s NL; Kevin (Dorothy) Yetman, Trenton, ON; sisters-in-law Elizabeth (Neville) Symonds, Trenton, ON; Marie Boettcher, Austin TX; Marguerite (Norman) Todd, Blytheville, ARK., Shirley Yetman, St. John’s, NL and Barbara MacDonald, Port Dover, ON; a large number of nieces and nephews, as well as many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents, Clarence (1964) and Erma (1982) and brother Russell (2009). Bob was a trucker for many years prior to working at Stelco from which he retired in 2006. He was an avid sports enthusiast as a participant, coach, manager and spectator with baseball and hockey. He was a former member of the Port Dover Kinsmen Club, Port Dover Legion, Port Dover Jr. C Hockey and the PD 13 Committee, as well as an alumni member of the Dover Dairy Bar Coffee Group. Funeral Service will be held at Grace United Church, Port Dover on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow service at the Port Dover Cemetery. A visitation and Celebration of Life will be held following the Cemetery Service at the Port Dover Legion, Br. 158. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Annette McKnight

McKNIGHT, Annette (Nettie Irene), of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Saturday September 1, 2012 in her 95th year. Dearly loved sister of Jean St. Louis of Port Dover. Much loved aunt of Mark, Joseph, William, Barbara, Linda, Patricia and Kelli. Predeceased by her parents Aaron and Doris McKnight, brothers Bruce, John and Ross, sister Norma Saunders, and brothers-in-law Ike St. Louis and Delbert Saunders. Annette spent a 26 year career as an Officer at various levels in the former Federal Department of Employment and Immigration. She travelled extensively in Europe, Africa and the United Kingdom. She was an accomplished painter, dressmaker and a long-time member of Grace United Church. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service to commemorate Annette’s life will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11a.m. at Port Dover Cemetery The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. For those wishing donations to Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. Online condolences and/or donations can be made

Published September 12, 2012

Patricia Underhill

UNDERHILL, Patricia Gloria – of Port Dover, on Sunday, September 2, 2012. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a truly remarkable woman, the former Patricia Holmes, daughter of the late Frank and Ruby (Dickson) Holmes. After a brief illness and surrounded by her family, wrapped with the compassion and care of her loved ones, Trish left us to join family members gone before her. Born on September 20, 1938 in Hamilton, she retired to Port Dover after a long 30+ year career with The Hamilton Spectator where she progressed from a teletype setter to a journeyman printer in the composing room, embracing technology from lead set type to Quark XPress computerized production. After retirement, she kept busy with her home craft business, photography, Port Dover Bench Warmers and friends at the Dairy Bar. She was especially proud of her gardens surrounding her home and was a member of the Port Dover Woodhouse Horticultural Society and Grace United Church adherent. Cherished always by her children, Melodie (Vic) Janulis, La Salette, Ted (Claire Laker) Underhill, Tillsonburg; Gloria (Tony Balandje) Underhill, Hamilton: Joy (Raymond) Risebrough, Simcoe; and Michael (Pam Silliker) Underhill, Hamilton. Proud granny of Jennifer and Paul Blum, Cherie Underhill, Laura Grace, Stephen Underhill, Jonathan and Justin Rodgers, Angela and Ashley Boucher, Wyatt Metcalfe, Christopher and Tim Gulinski and Jason and Jennifer Silliker. Beloved great grandmother of 13. Loving sister of Carolyn (Robert) Sweet, Burlington and sister-in-law of Robert Underhill, Hamilton. She is survived by her companion, Lyle Camier. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sons Peter Underhill (2011) and Paul Underhill (2011), grandson Robert Underhill (2010), great-granddaughter Lindsay Elliott (2003) and brother, Edward Holmes (1937). Friends shared memories of Trish with her family at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A Memorial Service of Remembrance was held immediately following on Friday, September 7, 2012 in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Shaun Grace. A private family inurnment at Port Dover Cemetery will follow. The family wishes to thank the ORNGE transfer team, St. Joseph’s ICU and her specialists for their extraordinary care and compassion. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

Ed Robinson

ROBINSON, Edward Alexander. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Robinson on Friday, August 24, 2012 in his 83rd year, after a courageous battle with cancer. Like his father and grandfather before him, Ed spent his life working in the home building industry in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Burlington, Ancaster and Niagara areas. For the last number of years, Ed made Port Dover his workplace and his home. Working in three Port Dover surveys, Ed worked alongside us, building homes and friendships with our homeowners as well as many other members of the Port Dover community. Many people met Ed on the Port Dover Pier each morning when he walked his dog Misty and he’ll also be missed by many who were used to seeing him each day driving around the Port Dover subdivisions and downtown.

We will always miss you Ed … our partner, our teacher and our friend.

Glenn and Diane Morris, Ed Robinson Homes

Published September 19, 2012

Christie Guiler

GUILER, Christie R.D. “Chris” of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, in his 86th year. Son of the late Howard Guiler and Laura (nee Christie). Cherished and loving husband of Daphne (nee Wheeler) for more than 40 years. Dearly loved father of Peggy Delahunt-Guiler (partner Brian Awde) of Renton. Much loved grandfather of Christie Wardell (Ryan) of Port Dover, Gayle McCutcheon (David) of British Columbia, and great-grandfather of Hope, River and Leo. Predeceased by grandson Bryan Delahunt. Dearest brother-in-law of Kathleen Koopman (William) of Texas, Christine Savory (and partner Arnie Dabols) of Brantford and Peter Taylor of Saskatchewan. Predeceased by sister-in-law June Taylor. Chris was a member of Grace United Church, Port Dover, a member of Jarvis Lodge No. 191 I.O.O.F., a member and Past Noble Grand of the former Norfolk Lodge No. 225 I.O.O.F. Port Dover, a member and Past Commander of the Port Dover Power and Sail Squadron. A Memorial Service to celebrate Chris’ life will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 1 p.m., visitation one hour prior from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Grace United Church, Chapman and St. George Sts., Port Dover. An I.O.O.F. Service will be held at the church in conjunction with the Memorial Service. The Reverend Brian Elder officiating. Inurnment at Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to NGH Foundation or Grace United Church – Lift Fund would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations can be made at

Carol Hoffman

HOFFMANN, Carol of Port Dover (formerly of Hamilton), passed away suddenly at her residence on Monday, September 10, 2012 in her 53rd year. Dearly loved daughter of Herbert and Barbara Hoffmann of Hamilton. Much loved sister of Joan Margaret of Staynor. Carol loved to travel and was a proud resident of Port Dover for more than 10 years. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. at White Chapel, 1895 Main St. W. Hamilton. Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530) have been entrusted with arrangements. For those wishing donations to the Simcoe & District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made

Liz Holmes

HOLMES, Elizabeth “Liz” of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, September 10, 2012, surrounded by the love of her family, in her 70th year. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Tom and Rachelle of Port Dover. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Tom and Judy Evans of Temagami, Joseph Evans of North Bay, and Mary and Craig Summers of North Carolina. Predeceased by her husband Thomas (2010) and son Michael. Liz was a long time teacher in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends were invited for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation followed. Father Stephen Savel celebrant. For those wishing, donations to Simcoe & District Humane Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made

Gloria McIntyre

McINTYRE, Gloria Myrtle (nee Goold), of Port Dover, passed away in her 82nd year on September 11, 2012, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Pearl, her husband Alex, her brother Ray, and her sisters Edna and Blanche. She is survived by her son Paul, granddaughters Andrea and Caron, sisters Nancy and Eileen, brother John and many nieces and nephews. Gloria retired from Crane Canada in Brantford in 1991 and moved to Port Dover to spend quality time with her granddaughters. She was very proud of their academic achievements. Gloria enjoyed going for long walks and when she was younger, she liked to go on bus trips with her good friend, Evelyn Felker. She took pleasure in baking muffins for her friends and family and enjoyed watching the Toronto Blue Jays on television. Gloria was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Her wishes were to be cremated without any service. She was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed. For those wishing, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly acknowledged by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompson

Ann Penrose

PENROSE, Johanna (Ann) nee Barselaar passed peacefully from this earthly realm Monday, September 10, 2012 in her 93rd year, at St Mary’s hospital in Kitchener, Ontario. Escorted by her devoted late husband, she heard a heavenly choir calling her home. Loving wife of the late Harry for 71 years, beloved Mother of Lynne (Penni) Lewis (David), Sandy Penrose (Jon), Eric Penrose (Charlotte). Proud grandmother of Dee (Scott), David, Amber (Matt), James, Ruthanne, Simon, and great-grandchildren DJ, Daniel, Mya, Jonah, and Audrey. Survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Clare (Carola) and Murray (Vera) and pre-deceased by her brother Arie (Yvonne) and in-laws Nora Huyck (Henry) and Doris Harper. Anne was born May 15, 1920 in den Hague, Holland of parents Arie and Anna Barselaar and she arrived in Canada with her family in 1929. An unsquelchable positive spirit, always quick to encourage and offer help, she loved crafts, puzzles and word games and was the undisputed Queen of Scrabble and Quiddler. A dedicated member of Christian Baptist Church in Newmarket and Knox Presbyterian Church in Port Dover, she is an outstanding witness of her faith. Visitation will be at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S. Newmarket on Friday, September 14, 2012. Visitation from 10:00 to11:30 a.m., the service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment at Newmarket Cemetery following the service. If desired, donations may be made to the above churches or the charity of your choice.

 Published September 26, 2012

Marjorie Akins

AKINS, Marjorie Claire (nee Hunt) of Port Dover, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012 in her 82nd year. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Pam (Kent), Bruce (Lynn), Carol, Wayne (Agnes), Dean (Donna) and dearly loved sister of Marie. Predeceased by her parents Homer and Ethel, husband Lynes (Hick), son Paul, brother Bill and great-granddaughter Avery. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At Marjorie’s request, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. If so desired donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Camp Trillium (Rainbow Lake) would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). Online donations and/or condolences can be made at

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