Death Notices April 2018

Published April 4th

Barbara Eugenie (Jamieson) Luciani
Barbara Eugenie (Jamieson) Luciani — At Cedarwood Village Nursing Home, Simcoe, on March 29, 2018 with her niece Carol Mummery at her side. Left to mourn are her husband of 52 years, Angelo, of Simcoe, brother, Chuck (Gail) Jamieson, and sister Pat Luton of Port Dover, brother-in-law, Alex Bartkiw, of Niagara Falls, sister-in-law, Rita Bonaccorso, Simcoe, Wanda Luciani, brother-in-law John (Carol) Luciani, Delhi, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents, Ford and Ella (Nunn) Jamieson, her twin sister Nancy Bartkiw, Angelo’s parents, Pat and Mary Luciani, and brothers-in-law Bob Luton, Tony Bonaccorso, Michael Luciani.
Barbara was a dedicated, caring Registered Nurse. After her training, she worked as a Public Health Nurse, nursed at Norfolk General Hospital, CPRI in London before she and Angelo retired in Simcoe. She was “always fine”, always “had a smile”. She liked to knit, garden, walk and help others.
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at the Port Dover Cemetery at a later date, Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Anyone wishing to make donations in Barb’s memory is asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of their choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave Port Dover. Online condolences and donations can be made

Frances Mansley
MANSLEY, Frances Maria – At her home in Simcoe on March 27, 2018, Frances Mansley in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Larry Mansley. Dear mother of Larry Mansley (Beth) and Lisa Ritchie-Carpenter (Keith). Cherished grandmother of Meagan Mansley, Taylor Mansley, Alexandra Ritchie, Julia Ritchie and Mitchell Mansley. She is survived by her brothers John Goldsmith (Kelly) and Alexander Goldsmith (Karen), her sisters Jackie Goldsmith-Johansen (Reb), Linda Weaver and Denise Butt (Eric). Predeceased by her sister Susan and brothers-in-law Ed and Glen. Frances worked for sixteen years at Gourmet Baker in Simcoe. Friends are invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home , 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. followed by cremation and interment in Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences at


Published April 11th

Bob Long
LONG, Robert John (Bob) — Passed away at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in his 84th year. Born on August 5, 1934 in Port Dover. Son of the late Craig and Elsie Long. Much beloved husband of Jean (nee McGibbon). Loving father of Sheila Chevarie (Tony), Mary Jean (M.J.) Montague (Wayne) and was predeceased by his son Doug (2009). Father-in-law of Kathy Long. Also surviving are his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Peggy Trembley, Thelma Partridge, brother-in-law David McGibbon (Sue), sisters-in-law Joyce Berry, Dorothy Krentz (Jim), Margaret Weatherup; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 158, 212 Market St. E., Port Dover. Those wishing to make a donation in Bob’s memory are asked to consider the Simcoe and District Humane Society or the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand-Norfolk. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements.

Frank Reid
REID, Franklin MacDonald — Passed away surrounded by his family at home on March 30, 2018, in his 84th year.
There once was a man named Frank
Who loved eating, dancing, and drank
Gravelly Bay was his passion,
Baggy pants were his fashion
On Sundays he was a bit of a crank.
A third generation Simcoe lawyer and proud third generation Long Point Company Secretary-Treasurer until 2017. Partner and friend to Sherry Biggar, brother of Elspeth Kerr (nephew John), father of Lynn, Rob (Bianca), Diane (Rick), Doug (Kristin), Sherry’s son Jeff (Rhiannon). Grandfather to Brooke & Erin, Nicole & Andy, Arlie & Kate, Rowan & Nora, Finn & Rachel and friend and former spouse Mary Alice. An alumnus of Western University where he swam competitively, graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (1960), Frank practiced in Simcoe for over 45 years. Frank thrived on his connections to people and maintained life-long friendships. He was a storyteller, loved limericks, sharing jokes, reciting Robert Service poetry, and live music at Grossman’s. Frank enjoyed politics and was always up for a good debate. He was known for his generosity, impressive memory, and as the host of the Gravelly Bay Cup. Frank lived his life and left on his own terms. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to his friends who drove weekly to Juravinski, he enjoyed the conversation and reminiscing during the drive. A special thanks to Lora and the home care nurses who provided excellent care and support. At Frank’s request a celebration of life will be held at the Norfolk Golf and Country Club, 200 Argyle St., Simcoe on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to donate in memory of Frank, please choose a charity of your choice. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe, Ontario. Online condolences at

Belva Smith
SMITH, Belva (nee Simpson) of Port Dover passed away peacefully at the John Noble Home on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in her 84th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth, brother Bob and parents Jim and Pat Simpson. Survived by her brother Bill. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Margo and Jerry of Brantford, Mark of Nanticoke, Michael and Dee of Brantford, and K.C. (Kenneth) of Port Dover. Dear grandmother of Chantelle (John) of Waterdown, Katelyn (Doug) of Alberta, Jamie (Freesia) of Port Dover. Great-grandmother of Paige and Andrew of Simcoe, Carly and JT Burbridge of Waterdown, Arkyn Smith of Port Dover, and Greyson Bullock of Black Diamond, Alberta. Belva was proud member of the Rebekah Lodge. As per Belva’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Donations to the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line condolences and donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneral

Russell Whitehead
November 29, 1948 – March 29, 2018
WHITHEAD, Russell – Passed away March 29, 2018. In loving memory from Debbie; son Wesely and family; daughters Carrie, Cindy, Sarah; sister Joanne and Edward and family; sister Dorothy and Robert and family; step-daughter Shannon and Jim and family; step-daughter Monica and Greg and family; step-daughter (deceased) Marsha. Interment at later date.

Eileen Wilson
WILSON, Leona “Eileen” — Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, while surrounded by her family, on Sunday, April 1, 2018 of Port Dover in her 76th year. Daughter of the Late Fred and Leona Vassella. Much beloved wife of the late Daniel Wilson (2011). Loving mother of Dan (Carol), Sean (Lisa), Dawn Marie Cooper and Kimberly Wilson (Jeff Clapp). Cherished grandmother of McKenzie, Logan, Griffin, Kamryn, Wilson, Brooke, Ella, Molly, Brittany (Brendan) and was predeceased by Jeremy. Also surviving are her siblings Maureen Maize, Carl Vassella (Joan), Yvonne Sinnett, Betty Lou Dalton (Mike), Linda Bowler (Art), Diane Anderson (Chuck), sister-in-law Tracy Bean (Terry), brothers-in-law Dr. Paul Wilson (Bonnie), Dean Wilson (Darlene), Dave Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews. Eileen was predeceased by her brothers-in-law Delmer and Jim. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where a Liturgy of The Word was said on Saturday at 4 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in Eileen’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or the Juravinski Hospital. Online condolences at


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