Death Notices April 2012

Published April 11, 2012

Joan Hunter

HUNTER, Joan Lenore “Queenie” (nee Robinson) – of Port Dover was surrounded by her loving family when she went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday the 5th of April 2012, at Norfolk General Hospital, at the age of 67. Born in Simcoe on the 30th of October 1944, daughter of the late Clarence and Linnie Robinson. Joan was the wife and “Angel” of Ed (Edwin) Hunter for 48 years, devoted and loving mother of Jarrod (Sarah) and Sara (Michael) Porter. Proud “Grammie” of Justice and Mikey (Porter) and Emily and Carson (Hunter). Survived by loving sisters Lois (late John) Corbett and Ruth (John) Marshall. Joan will be greatly missed by her Church Family, “Saturday Night Dinner Group” and her “Card Group.” Joan was a long time Superintendent and Sunday School Teacher of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Port Dover. Joan was very involved and dedicated to the town of Port Dover and was a former President of the Port Dover Kinette Club as well as the Simcoe Pottery Club. Joan loved to spend Saturday mornings yard saleing with her friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Pei Shih Theng and the staff of N.G.H. for the wonderful care. Friends visited at Knox Presbyterian Church, 110 Chapman St. W, Port Dover for visitation on Sunday the 8th of April, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life was held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Monday the 9th of April 2012 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Cathy Kay officiating. Friends are welcome to gather at the Port Dover Cemetery on Wednesday the 11th of April 2012 at 1 p.m. for interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or the Port Dover Food Bank would be gratefully appreciated by the family.

John Ferguson

FERGUSON, John passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012, in his 73rd year at Ridgeview LTC, Stoney Creek. Much loved father and father-in-law of Calum Ferguson, Katrina Ferguson and Gord Cooper, and Claire Ferguson all of Port Dover. Dear grandfather of Kirsten and Abbey. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Austin and Liz Ferguson of Ennismore, Alex and Linda Ferguson of England and Cicely and Bill Holland of South Africa. Will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Katrina (2007). In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place, followed by a private family interment. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made

Published April 18, 2012

Sandra Manuel

MANUEL, Sandra of Port Dover, passed away at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Friday April 13, 2012 in her 68th year. Beloved and devoted wife of Geoff. Loving mother of John and his wife Sarah of Vanessa and Kathleen Stackhouse and her husband Brian of St. Williams. Proud grandmother of Mathew and Aiden. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Margaret Tisdale of Port Dover, Lois and David Renner of Simcoe and Kenneth and Bonnie Manuel of Hagersville. Predeceased by her parents John and Edith Murphy, sister, Joan Pettigrew and her husband Fred and brother-in-law, Harry Tisdale. Sandra was a PSW for many years for the VON and St. Elizabeth’s. She was a very active community volunteer, her hard work and dedication will be remembered by all the organizations she worked so tirelessly for. Sandra was a past member of the Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge #150, a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Past President of St. Paul’s Club, a member of Port Dover Area Food Bank and the Community Policing Association. She spent more than 30 years involved with Scouts Canada, both as a leader and an Executive Member. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Sandra at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530), on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Sandra’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Streets) Port Dover on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1 p.m, followed by cremation. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. For those wishing, memorial donations to St. Paul’s Church, Scouts Canada or the Port Dover Area Food Bank would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.caNancy McCleary

Nancy McCleary

McCleary, Elizabeth Nancy Ann (nee Richardson) – at the age of 74. She enjoyed eight pain free days after a successful stenosis operation but unfortunately succumbed to a massive post-op bacterial infection on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. She is survived by David her husband of 50 years, her loving daughter Cathy Stewart, granddaughters Sarah and Kelsey and grandsons Matthew and Jake. Her son John died from Multiple Sclerosis in 2003. She was an only child but adopted David’s siblings as her own, Dr. Paul McCleary (Heather), Norah Chaloner (Richard), Nancy Waxl (Herman), Margaret Goodchild, and Mary Ann McCleary. Nancy was born in Orangeville, ON and was the granddaughter of Alex Walker founder of the Orangeville Coca-Cola Company. She graduated from the Kitchener-Waterloo School of Nursing. Cremation has taken place and a private committal is planned. The family will receive friends at their home in Port Dover, 46 Brown St. from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th, 2012. Our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated team of professionals at Hamilton General Hospital ICU East. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The John McCleary Legacy Endowment Fund for MS research at the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 737 Parkdale Ave. Ottawa, ON K1Y 1J8, 613-798-5555 ext. 19498, John died this same week in 2003. Thank you for your love and support. David and Cathy

Published April 25, 2012

Jimmy Mayo

MAYO, Jimmy Robert. Peacefully at his home at R.R. 4, Simcoe, on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in his 65th year. Predeceased by his wife Eunice (nee Richardson) (November 8, 2011). Beloved father of Tammy (Lonnie) Mayo of R.R. 1, Jarvis and Jason of Brantford. Loving grandfather of Austin and Dylan Poulin. Brother of Julie (Dave) Gibson of Hamilton and Eleanor Field-Mesley of Walsingham. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service for Jimmy will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at

Ed Richard

RICHARD, Edward James, of Simcoe, born in River Herbert, N.S. Peacefully passed away in St. Joseph’s Hospital after bravely battling cancer on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:15 a.m. in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Donna Richard. Cherished son of predeceased parents Leon and Veronica of River Herbert, N.S. Loving father and father-in-law to Veronica Williams and step-sons Mark (Michelle) Dougherty and Kevin (Melissa) Dougherty. Proud grandfather of Stephanie (Greg) and Melissa (Thane) also Mark and Kevin’s many children and grandchildren. Dearly cherished brother and brother-in-law of William “Bill” (Edna R.I.P.), Joseph “Joe” (Norma R.I.P.), predeceased Reginald “Reggie”, and Lorraine (John R.I.P.) He also was the memorable uncle to many nieces and nephews back in his hometown in N.S. Ed was a lifelong member of the Boilermaker Brotherhood U.A.#146, an avid fisherman and collector of vintage radios. He will be deeply missed by union brother and best friend Auby Cox. In keeping with Ed’s wishes, cremation has taken place, with memorial service planned for Friday, April 27, 2012, 2 p.m. at Port Dover Legion, 212 Market Street, East, Port Dover. The Reverend Charles Mayo will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing, a donation in Ed’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society is appreciated by the family. Sincere thanks to Norfolk General Hospital I.C.U. Staff and also St. Joseph’s Hospital Staff for the exceptionally tender care given by them.

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