Death Notices – August 2020


Published August 26, 2020

Barbara Schram
SCHRAM, Barbara – Peacefully, at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, August 18th, 2020 in her 84th year. Loving wife of the late Ernie Hollingsworth. Beloved mother of Leslie Morris (nee Schram) and son-in-law Wayne Morris. Fondly remembered by her most adored grandson Evan Morris. Survived by brother Wayne Schram. Predeceased by brother Robert “Bob” Schram. Barb was a respected educator, a world traveller, a loving and supportive mother and grandmother, and loyal friend. She’ll be terribly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. As an expression of sympathy donations to St. Joseph’s Stedman Hospice, the SPCA or Soup for the Soul (St. Andrew’s Church, Brantford) would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McCleister Funeral Home (519) 758-1553. Online condolences may be made at
I’d like the memory of me, to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles, when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times, and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

Published August 19, 2020

Lynn Williamson
WILLIAMSON, Gwendolyn “Lynn” Eva Eileen (nee Holmes) 1943 – 2020
It is with infinite sadness and shock that we announce the sudden passing of Lynn at the Juravinski Cancer Hospital on 11th August 2020 in her 78th year.
Beloved wife of Andrew David Williamson. Cherished mother of Michael (Rosana), children Sofia & Cristina; Julie (Tim). Dear sister of: Bill Holmes (Janie) of North Bay, Gary Holmes (Jayne) of Turkey Point, Wendy Wilson (Larry) of Waterford, Murray Holmes (Wendy) of Simcoe, John Holmes (Maryanne) of Simcoe.
Lynn will be dearly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents William “Bill” & Elizabeth “Betty” Holmes.
Lynn led a simple but deeply satisfying life. She loved her family. She enjoyed her career & business pursuits, cards & games, crosswords, cooking, mysteries, and free flowing discussions. She had a remarkable ability to get to the heart of the matter. Lynn was generous and had strong values. She encouraged us to think in terms of others and to always be fair. She cherished a special bond with her granddaughters, Sofia and Cristina. She was a devoted and dependable friend. She was a lifelong pet owner and loved them all.
Lynn met her husband to be at Simcoe High School and was married in 1964 in Port Dover. Following a move to Hamilton the couple relocated to Ancaster to live and raise a family. First child Michael arrived in 1968, Julie in 1972. As the children grew, Lynn was actively involved in community volunteer work in early childhood education and minor sports. She later rejoined the workplace for an active business career primarily in the insurance and investment sector. This included executive positions with Ancaster Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Ancaster Financial Services Inc.
Lynn was an avid cottager. She enjoyed family and friends on Upper Stoney Lake from 1960 until 2016. Fifty-six years of watching her children and grandchildren enjoy swimming, boating, diving, hiking, sunsets and friends.
Lynn has been taken too soon. She will surely be missed by her family and wide circle of friends. A private celebration of life service will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in memory of Lynn are asked to consider the Hamilton & District Humane Society and the Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you Lynn for a life well lived. (Arrangements entrusted to Dodsworth & Brown, Ancaster Chapel, 905-648-3852)


Published August 12, 2020


Tom Greenall
GREENALL, Thomas Ernest – On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, Thomas Ernest Greenall, of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 in the loving home of his partner Anne Thompson. Tom will be remembered by his two children Kevin (Vanessa Leitch) Greenall and Lacey Engelbrecht, as well as, his grandchildren Owen, Liam and Leah. Dearest brother to Kathy Weaver (Brad Dedrick), Bruce (Pam Devillaer) Greenall and Richard Greenall. Also loved by his nieces Hannah and Claire Weaver and nephew, Brady Greenall. Tom was a skilled carpenter for many years like his father, who also shared a passion for the trade. A long-time resident of Port Dover, Tom enjoyed many years at the Dairy Bar and Coffee Shop with his dearest friends. A sincere thank you to the nurses of CBI Home Health for their kindness and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid-19, there will be no service and a private gathering with family will take place later. Serenity Burial & Cremation Services Inc., 361 Main Street, Port Dover (226) 290-9093 have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

Marion Minns
MINNS, Marion Alberta (nee Parker) passed away at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in her 98th year. August 17, 1922 to August 4, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Thomas (2000). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of John, Jill and John and Dan, and step-mother of Peter and Michele and Sue and Jean. Cherished grandmother of Charlene, Matthew, Jennifer, Christine, Sheryl, Todd and Melissa, great-grandmother to Jayne, Elizabeth, Jack, Seth and Abbie, great-great-grandmother to Leo and Hazel. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Alberta (Parkie) Parker. Before moving to Norview Lodge, Marion loved to spend time in her garden. She will be lovingly remembered by her large family and all who knew her. The family would like to thank all the staff at Norview Lodge, Willow Walk for the compassionate care given to Marion. In keeping with Marion’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside will be held at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Simcoe & District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at


Published August 5, 2020

Max Chambers
CHAMBERS, Max William, of Port Dover passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in his 81st year. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Allan (Lorraine) Chambers, Doreen Armstrong, Bernice Mulholland, and Donald (Fly) Macaulay. Predeceased by sisters Verna Lindsay, Lois Chambers, Doris Macaulay, Ilene Doherty and brothers-in-law John Lindsay, Reg Armstrong, Doug Mulholland, and Ben Doherty. Max will be missed by many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Max’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private Family graveside service will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to Grace United Church, Port Dover would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at

Carl Law
LAW, Carl Bruce of Port Dover passed away at his home on July 30th, 2020 at the age of 75. Carl is survived by his wife, Anne (nee Lewis) and their children, Chad and Neal of Port Dover, Staci and her husband Tibor Kelemen of Brantford. Carl was a proud Papa to his granddaughters Jennifer (Travis) of Jarvis, Lexi and Jillian of Brantford, Great Papa to Ryder. Carl will be missed by his sister Bonnie and her husband Murray Huffman of Burlington. Brother-in-law to Ora and Derry Powell of Port Dover. Predeceased by his daughter Barbara, his parents Alva and Helen Law, brother-in-law Paul Lewis and mother and father-in-law Elmer and Alice Lewis. Carl retired from Stelco after 27 years of service. He is a former member of the Port Dover Kinsmen Club and Port Dover Lions Club. Carl loved to tinker in his garage, play cards and hang out with his buddies Maggie and Moe and the boys at the Dover Dairy Bar.
In keeping with Carl’s wishes a private family graveside service will be held at Port Dover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Camp Trillium would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at

Don Pickersgill
PICKERSGILL, Donald Hazen – It is with saddened hearts that we announce Don’s peaceful passing in his 80th year, on July 31st 2020 at Woodlands of Sunset Nursing Home. He is now reunited with his beloved first wife, Alice Hopkins, and his parents Hazen and Pearl Pickersgill.
Don cherished and admired his large extended family, which consisted of his children, Jocelyn Lesage (Gary) and Joel Pickersgill (Naomi), Don’s wife, Trudy, and children Lynda Ferguson (Peter), Rowena Bell-Christman (Ron), Marcia Sanderson (Jim), Mark Bell (Pat), and Diana Hanson (Greg), as well as 12 grandchildren – Lindsay & Lauren Lesage, Kaitlin Pickersgill, T.J and Travis Hewitt, Michael, Jared, Jerika and Mckenzie Sanderson, and Conrad and Daniel Bell.
Don’s family also included his church buddies, his barbershop buddies and the students that he taught for thirty-two years.
Don was a very special teacher of mathematics and received “The Engineers Award For Excellence In Teaching”. For many years Don sang in church choirs and with the “Gentlemen of Harmony Barbershop Chorus” and as one of “The Due North Quartet”. Students who knew Don would say, “He was a very professional teacher and taught us much more than math.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Pickersgills need to limit the internment of ashes to immediate family at an outdoor service. Donations in Don’s memory may be made to Fonthill United Church, the Alzheimer’s Society or to Crohns & Colitis Canada.
We’ll keep the whole world singing here Don. You keep on singing in the heavenly choir!

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