Death Notices – December 2018


Published December 19, 2018

Eugene Howden

HOWDEN, Eugene of Port Dover, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 in his 89th year, surrounded by the love of his family at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe. Loving partner of Fran Engell for 28 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Donna and Dave (Scoop) Misener of Simcoe. Predeceased by his wife Mary (1986) and his daughter Mary Jane (1973). Dearly loved step-father of Judy and George Biddle of Vittoria, Debbie and Ian Robb of Simcoe, Terri and Ed Stenclik of Walsh and Bobbi-Jo and Jeff Gamble of Port Dover. Cherished step-grandfather of 13 and step-great-grandfather of 15. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Eileen Hopton of Parry Sound, Marlene and Ross Macdonald of Brantford, Betty Howden of Jarvis, Elizabeth Howden of Simcoe. Predeceased by his brothers Donald, Carl, Wes and his wife Cathy, Doug and brother-in-law Don Hopton. Gene was a lifelong resident of Port Dover and owned and operated his spider spraying business for many years, commonly known as “Spiderman”. He was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158. Gene loved fishing and hunting and honing his woodworking craft. He was well-known for his great sense of humour and always having a joke or two ready. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in Gene’s honour at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, Market St. Port Dover on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Who Did It Club, Port Dover Lifeline Food Bank or Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge #150 would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson

JOHNSON, Elizabeth “Betty” (October 27, 1930 – December 10, 2018) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson (nee Alcorn) on December 10, 2018 in her 89th year. She is survived by her loving husband Gordon “Grumps” Johnson of 64 years and her children Richard (Pat), Susan (Ian), Tammie (Bruce) and Joey (Jill). She leaves eight grandchildren Nicole, Sarah, Skylar, Jori, Kody, Ashley, Brooke, and Spencer. Betty was born and raised in Montreal and moved to Port Dover to marry and raise a family with her husband Gordon. Together they raised four children and numerous pets and were great supporters of the Town of Port Dover. Betty was an active community member through her numerous volunteer and charitable works. But her family was her true joy and calling. Her family extended to her children’s friends and there was always room at the table for one more or on the annual family vacations to Myrtle Beach. She loved watching sports with Gord; especially her beloved Blue Jays and her hometown Montreal Alouettes and she had a competitive streak when it came to playing cards and numerous board games with family and friends. She was a great card player and had the ability to keep her husband Gord under control when he was explaining the rules of the various games that they were playing. Together they hosted the best Grey Cup parties for many years in South West Ontario. Betty was a true mother and grandmother and was loved as a mother-in-law. She loved family gatherings and Birthdays of which there were many. She valued friendships, conversation, and above all family. She had the ability to connect with everyone. There was a visitation Friday, December 14, 2018 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Tony Bouwmeester officiated. For those wishing, donations to the Parkinson Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

David Kilpatrick

KILPATRICK, David Murray of Port Dover, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC on Thursday, December, 13, 2018 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Barbara for 59 years. Dearly loved father of Robert of Port Dover and Patrice and her partner Nicholas Henderson of Perth, Australia. Will be sadly missed by his brother John, his family Michael and Christine, their children Camryn and Addison, and Lynda Kilpatrick and her partner Will Prygiel. Dear brother-in-law of Betty McQuillan, Helen Castles, Pat and Jack Davison and Victor and Marie Powell. Predeceased by his sister-in-law Ruth Kilpatrick. Dave will be fondly remembered by many other family members and friends. Dave was a member of the Reserve Army 56th Field Artillery Regiment and retired as a Master Warrant Officer. He worked at Ontario Plant Foods in Delhi for many years, was also employed by the Royal Bank and then was the Clerk for the City of Nanticoke. Dave taught boating skills at Port Dover’s Canadian Power and Sail Squadron classes. He was a member of the Port Dover Yacht Club since 1962 and served as Commodore in 2002. He received his 25-year pin in 2001 and a Life Membership on May 3, 2015. Dave enjoyed boating, camping and dancing; he loved time spent with friends and family. Friends are invited to share their memories of Dave at visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Dave’s life will be held at Grace United Church, Chapman and St. George Sts. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Kathryn Vance and the Reverend Brian Elder officiating. For those wishing, donations to Grace United Church or Norfolk V.O.N. would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published December 12, 2018

Bill Jaques

JAQUES, William “Bill” of Port Dover, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in his 76th year. Predeceased by his wife Marion (1998). Dearly loved step-father of Jim Foster, Bill Foster, Susie Austin and Patty Feere. Loving grandfather of five. Will be missed by his sisters Wendy Dupon and Gayle Bridger and nephew Steve Jaques. Bill will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Norma and brother Joseph. Bill was a lifelong resident of Port Dover and spent many of those years best known as “Cotton”. He spent most of his working life as a well-known Plumber in town. He was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, and a member of Grace United Church. Bill loved fishing and owned more than 20 fishing rods, so he would have the right pole for the right fish. He enjoyed sitting at the pier visiting with friends. Friends were invited to share their memories of Bill at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Friday, December 7, 2018 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Bill’s life was held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church, (Chapman and St. George Streets). The Reverend Kathryn Vance officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson

JOHNSON, Elizabeth “Betty” of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, December 10, 2018. Dearly loved wife of Gord Johnson. Friends are invited to meet with family for visitation on Friday, December 14 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave, Port Dover. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Market Street West, Port Dover. Other arrangements incomplete at press time. Please call Thompson Waters Funeral Home at 519-583-1530 or www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca for further information.

William Ramp

RAMP, William passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Parkview Meadows, Townsend in his 92nd year. Loving husband of Ruth, dear father of William of Lethbridge, Alberta; Rita (Gary) Johnston of Waterloo; Sheila (Bob) Wylie of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Phyllis (Greg) Rawlings of Ripley. Proud grandfather of  Hugh, Allayna, Mariel, Melissa, Scott, Steven, David, Matthew, Jordan, Kevin, Phil and Brad. Great-grandfather of Mackenzie, Logan, Ben and Charlie. Predeceased by his parents Willem and Neeltje, one brother and five sisters in Holland and his sister Ada and brother-in-law Nick Breedyk of Simcoe. William owned and operated a dairy farm on the outskirts of Port Dover and was a long-time member of Grace United Church. Friends are invited to meet with family for visitation on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at Grace United Church, Chapman and St. George St., Port Dover on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Kathryn Vance officiating. Interment St. John’s Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Grace United Church or Parkinson’s Society would be greatly appreciated.  On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Wayne Thompson

THOMPSON, Frederick Wayne – It is with profound sadness that his family announces the passing of Wayne on December 10, 2018. Born at Doan’s Hollow, dad was the eldest child of the late Albert and Mabel Thompson. He lived and farmed his life on the family homestead on St. John’s Road and was co-owner of Thompson House and Cottage Raising. He is survived by his children Shelley Thompson (Ron), Vickie Ivey (Richard) and Chuck (Amy). Papa Wayne to his grandchildren Melanie (Miguel) Correia, Jeff (Erin) McCutcheon, Melissa (Josh) Mandryk, Jason Reu, Cody Foster, Sawyer, Seth and Abby Thompson. Great papa to Victoria and Sophia Correia; Don and Landon McCutcheon, Ryan Kennedy, Ryder, Ryker and Rowan Mandryk and Blake Reu. Dad is also survived by his only sibling, Linda (Frank) Grummett. Predeceased by brother-in-law Les Feere. Dad fought a hard battle with conviction and dignity. He spent his last few days deer hunting on the family farm and reminiscing with family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his little canine friend, Mouse. Following his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. As we are putting together a memory book, we would appreciate receiving any written memories of our father. Memories and funny stories can be sent to  wenige@nor-del.com. Donations may be made in dad’s memory to the Who-Did-It-Club. Online condolences can be left at www.tranquilityfuneralservices.com Dad, we will miss your determination, drive and love. Shelley, Vickie and Chuck and families.

 

Published December 5, 2018

Murray Hearn
HEARN, Murray George, age 91, of Port Dover, Ontario, died Tuesday morning, November 27, 2018 surrounded by his family at Brantford Hospital. Born June 10,1927 in Hamilton, Ontario, he was the son of the late Alfred and Kathleen (nee Hayward) Hearn. Predeceased by his older sister Ann Bowen (Lloyd) and younger brother Irvin Hearn (Jane). For 35 years Murray worked at Stelco Steel in Hamilton and later in Nanticoke. His love for life was large and he was a true Canadian, visiting all capital cities. Murray loved to spend time with family and friends and if he could get them to fish, fly or sit around a campfire with him even better. He volunteered many years for Scouts Canada in Stoney Creek. He was a member of the Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum and the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association. Dearly loved father to the late Christine Wedmid (Nick), John (Willa), Kathy Austen (Keith), Peter (Olenka), late Janie, Patricia Hamilton, George (Debbie) and Roberta Hunt (Kevin). He was loved and will be sadly missed by each of his 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and his nieces and nephews. He truly enjoyed his adventures with his partner, Diane James, over the past 6 years. A friend to Dar and Greg, Shannon Hall, Lynda and Shelly Manzer and David and Donna Manzer. The family would like for you to join them in a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, 212 Market Street, Port Dover, on Sunday, December 9, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Poppa. The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

Bill Jaques
JAQUES, William “Bill” of Port Dover , passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in his 76th year. Predeceased by his wife Marion (1998). Dearly loved step-father of Jim Foster, Bill Foster, Susie Austin and Patty Feere. Loving grandfather of 5. Will be missed by his sisters Wendy Dupon and Gayle Bridger and nephew Steve Jaques. Bill will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Norma and brother Joseph. Bill was a lifelong resident of Port Dover and spent many of those years best known as “Cotton”. He spent most of his working life as a well known Plumber in town. He was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, and a member of Grace United Church. Bill loved fishing and owned more than 20 fishing rods, so he would have the right pole for the right fish. He enjoyed sitting at the pier visiting with friends. Friends are invited to share their memories of Bill at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519)-583-1530 on Friday, December 7, 2018 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm. A Service to Celebrate Bill’s life will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1 pm at Grace United Church, (Chapman and St. George Sts.). The Reverend Kathryn Vance officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Randy O’Neil
O’NEIL, Randall “Randy” Scott, of Port Dover, passed away surrounded by the love of his family at Brantford General Hospital, on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in his 59th year. Cherished and devoted father and father-in-law of Rebecca and Jeff Perssia and Brandon O’Neil and Lisa Ruttan. Loving “Grumpa” of Cullen. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Penny and Tom Rebuk, Larry and Diane O’Neil, Jim and Cathy O’Neil and Gary and Francis O’Neil. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Stewart and Ruth. Randy relocated to Port Dover 28 years ago when he transferred to Stelco Lake Erie from Hilton Works. He retired a number of years ago, which gave him more time to do the things he loved. Randy was a child of the 1960s, an avid motorcycle enthusiast and he took many bike trips to locations around the world. He enjoyed photography, hiking and tinkering with almost anything. Most of all he loved and cherished his family and always enjoyed time spent with them. Randy’s family would like to thank the staff at Brantford General Hospital, in particular the Stroke Unit, for the excellent care and compassion they showed Randy. Friends are invited to share their memories of Randy at visitation on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 Market St., Port Dover. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Jim Palermo
PALERMO, Thomas James “Jim” – Passed away peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the age of 81. Much loved son of the late Joseph Palermo (1939), late Guiseppina Gasbarrini (2010) and late Antonio Barracca (1987). Beloved husband for 12 years of Joan (formerly Romary). Loving father of Joseph (Sherry) and Deborah. Jim is also lovingly remembered by Joan’s children, Helen (Warren) and Stephen (Gade). Cherished Grandpa of Amy, Hannah and Thomas. Dear brother of Fred Palermo (Muriel). Predeceased by his sister Teresa Ann Ritchie (late Stewart). Jim was self employed in the tile/flooring business where he was known to be one of the best. He also worked for the Department of National Defense in the Maintenance Department for 10 years. He enjoyed cooking, computer research, cars, watching TV and the WWE. He loved spending time and travel with his beloved Joan and his family. Jim will be missed and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), Burlington, 905-632-3333 on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. and where a Funeral Prayer Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment at Bayview Cemetery and Mausoleum, Burlington. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

Inger Sillery
SILLERY, Inger Marie (nee Madsen) – May 7, 1935 – October 28, 2018. It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we said goodbye to our sister Inger. She joined our parents Astrid and Johannes, her daughter Kathy and late husband Robert Sillery in Heaven. Inger is survived by her grandson James (Nicole) and great-granddaughter, sisters Anne, Ruth (Michael), Lis (John), Maren (John), Joanne Kathleen (Bill), and brother Niels (Carol-Ann). Loving aunt and devoted friend to many. Special thanks to the caring staff at Cedarwood Village in Simcoe, Ontario. There will be a Celebration of Life at Cedarwood Village, 500 Queensway West in Simcoe, Ontario on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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