Death Notices April 2015

Published April 29th

Denise Jeffs
JEFFS, Denise. Peacefully with her loving family by her side on April 26, 2015 at 62 years of age. Beloved wife of John Jeffs. Cherished mother of Justin and Shawn Scott. Loving grandmother of Elijah, Enzo, Shawnhessy and Saoirse. Cremation service was held. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

Rob Langille
LANGILLE, Robert James. Suddenly, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the age of 41, Rob Langille passed away. Predeceased by his mother, Sharon Langille (nee Forshner) and his father, Donald Langille. Proud and loving father to Hannah Langille. Rob leaves behind many family and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private service. Memorial donations to Neighbour to Neighbour would be sincerely appreciated at

Bryce Stone
STONE, Bryce Aldridge. Peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Dover Cliffs LTC. Bryce Aldridge Stone of Scotland, Ontario, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his loving wife Ruby in 2003. Bryce was the son of George and Ida Stone of Port Dover. Dear father of Eileen Morden and her husband David of Simcoe; Eugene Stone of Simcoe; Larry Stone and friend Bonnie of Fisherville; Sharon Cadman and her husband Charlie of Tillsonburg. Also survived by his grandchildren Wayne Stone and friend Kelly of Delhi; Michael Stone and wife Brenda of Caledonia; Jennifer Cadman and friend Bill of Tillsonburg; Bradley Morden of Ottawa. Great Poppa to Ryan, Emily and Sarah. Predeceased by his brother Murray Stone and by his daughter-in-law Sandra Stone. For many years, Bryce farmed at the family farm at R.R. 3, Port Dover before selling to Stelco and moving to Scotland in 1976. The family wish to thank Norfolk CCAC for all their home visits and support and the staff at Dover Cliffs for their care. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis on Monday, April 27, 2015. Funeral Service for Bryce was held at Cooper Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to Marburg Hall or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to sign the Book of Memories at

Wilf Templeman
TEMPLEMAN, Wilfred Basil, of London, formerly of Port Dover, passed away at University Hospital, London on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in his 94th year. Dearly loved father of Laureen Allen of St. Thomas, Nadine Hammond and Brian of Brantford and Edward and Alexandria of London. Cherished grandfather of Paul (Melissa), Donnie, Amanda, Mackenzie (Mary), Kayla (D.J.), Andrew, Nicholas, Grayson and Spencer; also survived by 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife Barbara (1989), son Harold (1987), John (2012) and numerous brothers and sisters. Wilf was a WWII Veteran #3 Squadron, 22nd Canadian Armoured Regiment (Canadian Grenadier Guards) and a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion #158 Port Dover. He was employed as an electrician at American Can for many years. In keeping with Wilf’s wishes, cremation has taken place, a Graveside Service and Legion Service will be held at Port Dover Cemetery on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3 p.m. For those wishing, donations to Canadian Diabetic Association or the War Amps 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
Published April 22nd

Jack Tipping
TIPPING, Jack (The Beaver) passed away peacefully at Ian Anderson House on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in his 81st year. Dear father of Jon (Jesse Webb) of Windsor and Judith (Rob Lee) Tipping-Lee of Mississauga. Proud grandfather of Nolan, Livia, Keegan, Gunnar and Danann. Fondly remembered by his siblings June and Sandra. Predeceased by his wife Irene (2014) and parents John and Isabelle. A Celebration of Life will be held in Jack’s memory on Saturday, May 23, 2015 with an open house at The Beach House, 2 Walker Street, Port Dover from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Port Dover Lions Club would be appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Published April 15th

Sonny Lowe
LOWE, Lyman “Sonny” passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in his 86th year. Loving husband of Jean for 64 years. Dear father of Wendy (Doug) Searle of Port Dover, Cheryl (Richard) Myers of Kitchener and Brooks (Robin) Lowe of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of Brooke (Braden), Derek (Melissa), Curtis (Julie) and Chad (Alyssa). Devoted great-grandfather of Hailey, Ryleigh, Tevya and Quinley. Fondly remembered by his step-brother Ron (Shirley) McQueen of Brantford and brother-in-law Bill Cutting of Sauble Beach, Donna Ivey and Doug (Peggy) Reid of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents Brooks and Erie, sisters and brothers-in-law Pansy (Clayton) Burgess, Betty (Joe) Heggie, June Cutting, John Ivey and step-brother Bruce McQueen. Sonny was a salesman who sold cars for Aitken Motors and Demeyere Plymouth/Chrysler before ending his sales career with Misner Fertilizer. Sonny was deeply involved in his community: a Past-President and Lions Club member for over 60 years; elected member of council for 15 years; Port Dover Citizen of the Year; Honourary Member of Port Dover Minor Hockey and recently inducted into the Norfolk Sports Hall of Recognition. Family and friends were invited to share their memories of Sonny at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530) on Friday, April 10, 2015. A Service of Remembrance and Celebration in honour of Sonny was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church corners of Market and St. George Sts. Father Kendall Reimer officiant. Interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society or Port Dover Minor Hockey would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Published April 7th

Brian Mayhew
MAYHEW, Brian Lewis of Port Dover, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, at Norview Lodge, Simcoe, after a long and courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, on Monday, March 30, 2015 in his 65th year. Loving husband of Brigitte, cherished father of Matthew of Guelph and Melissa Mayhew and her husband Brian O’Sullivan of Toronto, dearest brother of Cindy Beischlag and her husband Paul of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents Lewis and Mary Mayhew. Brian was born in Renfrew, Ontario and first came to Port Dover when his family relocated. Brian graduated from Port Dover Composite School, then the University of Waterloo, and Althouse Teachers’ College at the University of Western Ontario in London. A passionate educator, he spent all his teaching years with the Norfolk Board of Education and later the Grand Erie District School Board. Brian taught mainly grades 7 & 8, and spent the later years of his career as Vice Principal. He was especially proud of his time spent teaching developmentally delayed students in the Life Skills Program at Simcoe Composite School. His lasting contribution to the Life Skills Program means that former students continue to achieve success decades later, with paid employment positions that Brian worked to secure on their behalf. He was a well-respected teacher and well liked by both students and colleagues. Years after his early retirement due to the onset of his illness, students would greet him and his family with fond memories and share how much they had enjoyed having him be their teacher. Brian’s happiest times outside the classroom were spent with family and friends in the outdoors, fishing, skating and enjoying time in the countryside. He was also an avid sports fan and an accomplished basketball player in his youth. Throughout his life, Brian maintained a personal connection with the Ottawa Valley, and always looked forward to visits with family that remained in the area. He will be missed by all who knew him and fondly remembered. Brian’s family would like to thank Dr. Paul Medve and all the staff at Norview Lodge for their care, compassion and kindness to both Brian and his family during his stay at Norview Lodge. In keeping with Brian’s wishes all services are private. The family will gather at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover for the funeral service, followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery on Friday, April 3, 2015. The Reverend Jeff Smith officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Child Nutrition Network (c/o H-N Reach) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations can be made by contacting Haldimand-Norfolk REACH at 1-800-265-8087 ext. 408 or 1-519-587-2441 ext 408. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at

Edward Tisdale
TISDALE, Edward of Port Dover passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 94th year. Loving father of Allen (Sandy) of Port Elgin, Lawrence (Sue) of Port Dover and Edward Jr. (Linda) of Paisley. Proud grandfather of numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his sister Marion and sisters-in-law Margaret and Fay. Predeceased by his wife Thelma, parents Benjamin and Hazel, son Bruce, brothers Harry, Howard and Ross, sisters Edith Teeple, Viola Ewing and Helen Mandeville, brothers-in-law Charlie Teeple and Cecil Mandeville, and special friend Norma. Ed enjoyed fishing, yard work, planting flowers, tinkering with small engines, and sitting in his chair outside and watching the world go by. Friends shared their memories of Ed with family on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530). A Service of Celebration and Remembrance was held in memory of Ed on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Grace United Church, corners of Chapman and St. George Sts., at 11 a.m. Reverend Jeffrey Smith officiant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Published April 1st

Pierre Benoit
BENOIT, Pierre of Port Dover. Passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Hamilton General Hospital at age 77. Beloved husband and best friend of Rita; devoted father of Lorraine Bohnert (Brad), Donna Wills (Ivan) and Michelle Wood (Roger); grandchildren Arianne, Ethan, Trevor, Mitchell, Olivia and Max and extended family of Mark Murphy, Brian Murphy (Cathy), Haylee and Chase. Brother to Lucie Hazen (Bob), Clement Benoit (Nicole) and the late Normand Benoit (Hugette). Pierre was an honorary member of the Port Dover Fire Department and spent his career as manager of T. A. Ivey & Sons Ltd., Port Dover and Montreal and returned to Port Dover for his retirement. Pierre enjoyed all of his sports to the maximum and was so young at heart. He was a goalie, skier, golfer and an avid racquets player. He was a member of the Teeterville Hunt Club and enjoyed fishing. He was a pilot and diver and also did bungee jumping. Pierre will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover officiated by Father Stephen Savel followed by Interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Pierre, following interment, at Norfolk Golf & Country Club, Simcoe, Ontario. If desired, donations can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice.

Bob Ottley
OTTLEY, Robert “Houndy” passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his home in Port Dover in his 78th year. Dear father of Stephen (Tillane) of Brantford and Kim McArthur of Staynor. Sadly missed by his sisters Sally (Russell) McKnight and Ethel (Robert) Willson all of Port Dover. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Rebecca, Aislyn, Benjamin and Dalton and great-grandchildren Greyson, Norah, Alexander and Melody. Also survived by brothers-in-law Bill Spain and Lenny Smith of Port Dover. Predeceased by his son Tommy, parents William and Ethel, brothers Sam and Billy, sisters Eva, Noreen, Betty and Helen, brother-in-law Roy and son-in-law Robert. Bob spent his life on the water, first as a commercial fisherman and later working on tugboats and lake freighters. Friends are invited to share their memories of Bob with the family, on Wednesday April 1, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service held in Bob’s memory in the Chapel at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530). The Reverend Jeff Smith officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at


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