Death Notices February 2012

Published February 1, 2012

Randy Anstee

ANSTEE, Randy of Port Dover, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, January 29, 2012 in his 61st year. Dearly loved father of Wyatt Anstee of Simcoe, and Miranda Anstee and Mike Auld of Simcoe. Cherished grandpa of Alexis and Alex. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Steven Anstee of Port Dover, Linda Valley and Doug Baguley of Port Dover and Anne Marie McLees and Rob Vardy of Tillsonburg. Will be fondly remembered by Clare and daughter-in-law Jackie and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents George and Louise Anstee and son Andrew (2004). Randy worked at Ontario Hydro for more than 30 years as a Stationary Engineer. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Randy on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530), 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Breast Cancer would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Fern Thompson

THOMPSON, Fern of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, January 30, 2012 in her 100th year. Friends are invited for visitation to share their memories of Fern on Thursday, February 2, 2012 (evening only) 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Margaret Thorburn

THORBURN, Margaret Elsie. Peacefully in St. Catharines (formerly of Hamilton) in her 89th year on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Predeceased by her parents Cameron and Gladys Thorburn (formerly of Brantford), her brother Donald S. (Eileen) Thorburn and twin brother Hugh A. (Esther) Thorburn. Beloved aunt of Marion (Craig) Waldron of Markham, Roy (Margaret Ruth), Cameron and Douglas Thorburn all of St. Catharines and Dr. Carolyn (Gary) Schuman of Bermuda. Great-aunt of Karen (Robert) Hollinger, Tanya (Michael) Robinson, Douglas (Sandra), Jessica, Ashley and Dennis (Dawn) Atkin as well as many great-great-nieces and nephews and dear friends. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Elizabeth’s Village in Hamilton, The Royal Henley Retirement Home in St. Catharines and the Emergency Room staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital for their tender and loving care they extended to Aunt Marg. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place with arrangements entrusted to Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines. A Celebration of Life will be held at Westdale United Church and interment in Woodland Cemetery in the late spring. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

Elsie Venchuk

VENCHUK, Elsie. On January 25, 2012 in Victoria, BC in her 89th year. Long-time owner of Lighthouse Pizza in Port Dover. Predeceased by her loving husband Bill (2000). Survived by daughters Pat (Roger) in Midland, Ont., Karen Oldfield in Kirkfield, Ont., and Reisa (Stan), Victoria BC. Sisters Lil Awde (late Doug), Port Dover and Edna Anderson (late John) Winnipeg. Funeral service in Stonewall, Manitoba on February 4, 2012. Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall.

 

Barbara Wright

WRIGHT, Barbara Anne (nee Peachey) of Simcoe, formerly of Port Dover, passed away with her loving family at her side at Norfolk General Hospital, on Sunday, January 29, 2012 in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Donald “Duke”. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Wayne and Pamela of Collingwood, Dianne and Raymond Nicks of North Bay, Mike and Judy of Port Dover, Becky and Doug Rawcliffe of Port Dover, John and Chris of Port Dover, Susan and Jeff Stanaway of Port Dover and Katherine and David Lambert of Brantford. Devoted and proud grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of 11. Dear sister of Betty Meacher of Barrie and Frances Cartlidge of Grimsby. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Gertrude Peachey. Barbara was born and raised in Simcoe and lived in Port Dover for many years. In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, memorial donations to CCAC Palliative Branch Fund H/N would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published February 8, 2012

Ron Mann

MANN, Ronald P. – Passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Ronald P. Mann of Simcoe in his 74th year. Loving father of Paula and her husband Wayne of B.C. Cherished son of the late Anne and R. Edward Mann. Dear brother to Elizabeth Ivison (Donald) of Toronto and the late Robert Mann. Ron was the President of R.E. Mann Brokers Ltd. Simcoe. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to visit at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe, (519-426-1314) on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. James United Church, 150 Colborne St. S., Simcoe on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (Note time change). Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. Private family interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. If so desired, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to St. James United Church. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com

Fern Thompson

THOMPSON, Ruby “Fern” of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, January 30, 2012 in her 100th year. Cherished mother of Paul of Toronto and Patricia (Henry) of Bermuda. Dearly loved grandmother of Wendy (Jim), Laurie (Ric), Scott (Lyn), Shawn, Cheryl (David) and John. Proud great-grandmother of Ashley, Melissa, Clark, Rachel, Tristin, Coral, Cedar and Sidney. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth (1965), her parents Aaron and Isabel Evans, daughter-in-law Audrey and a sister and two brothers. Fern was a life-long resident of Port Dover, she worked for Waddle’s for many years, and was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the church choir. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Friends were invited for visitation to share their memories of Fern on Thursday, February 2, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). The Funeral Service was held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published February 15, 2012

Ron Lipsit

LIPSIT, Ronald Dea of Port Dover, passed Saturday, February 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, at Norfolk General Hospital in his 71st year. Predeceased by his wife Judy (2002). Cherished father and father-in-law of Jamie and Lorraine Lipsit of Stoney Creek and Ronalyn and Peter Meier of Niagara Falls. Loving grandfather of David, Sarah, Tara and Julia. Dearly loved son of Ina Lipsit (nee Stickney) of Townsend. Will be sadly missed by his companion Claire Lawlor. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Paul and Sharon Lipsit of Port Dover, Ernie Lipsit of Hamilton, Lynda Smiley of North Bay, Bette and John Willson of Hamilton and George Pearson of Whitefish. Predeceased by his father Dea Lipsit, and sister Deanna Pearson. Ron was an avid boater and loved spending his time on the water. In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ron at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by the Memorial Service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published February 22, 2012

Fred Harris

HARRIS — Frederick Edward passed away suddenly at St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday February 13, 2012 at the age of 63 years leaving behind his loving wife of 41 years Bonnie, his dear children Jamie (Kelly) Harris and Holly (James) Holliday, his four beautiful grandchildren who were the apples of his eye, Luke, Brooke, Colby and Marlee all of Simcoe, his mother-in-law Lois Greenslade of Port Dover, his brother-in-law Paul (Suzanne) Greenslade of Port Dover, his sisters Shirley (Ronald) McQueen and Linda Harris. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and a great niece and nephew. He was predeceased by his mother Dorothy Harris, his father Edward Harris and his father-in-law James Greenslade. Fred was well known and respected in the marine and shipping industry having been employed for the past 32 years with Marsh Engineering and Allied Marine and Industrial. Fred had a real passion for the outdoors which was reflected in hunting, camping, farming and spending time leisurely cutting wood. He will be sadly missed by his beloved Labrador retriever Jasper as well. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church Port Colborne. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Davidson Funeral Home, 135 Clarence St. Port Colborne. Online guest register and condolences available at www.davidsonfuneralhome.com

Vokes, Betty Delores

Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Betty died at Leisure Living, Jarvis on Thursday, February 16, 2012, two days shy of her 80th birthday. Betty (nee Mummery), formerly of Nanticoke, was the loving wife of Bob Vokes (2010). She was the beloved mother of Debra and Doug Brooks of St. Catharines, Julia and Jack Stallwood of R.R. 1, Jarvis and Penny and Garrick Otterman of Fisherville. Loving grandmother and great grandmother of Damon Brooks; Kelly and Brandon Udell (Boden and Addison); Amanda and Scott Doughty (Taelor, Olivia, and Payton); Robert, Melissa, Raymond and Sarah Otterman. Sister of Elsie (the late Walter) Evans, Jean (the late Evan) Pursley, Bob (Jo) Mummery, Jim (Rhea) Mummery, the late Donna (Louie) Adams, the late Terry Mummery and Connie (Ted) Welt. Sister-in-law of Anna and Jake Weaver, Victor and Joyce Vokes and Douglas Vokes (Darlene). Betty is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Sunday, February 19 from 2-5 p.m. The funeral service for Betty will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Monday, February 20 at 11 o’clock with Pastor Peggy Bartlett officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Donations in Betty’s memory to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or the Cheapside United Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family atwww.cooperfuneralhome.ca

Published February 29, 2012

Ron Mann

MANN, Ronald P. – Passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Ronald P. Mann of Simcoe in his 74th year. Loving father of Paula and her husband Wayne of B.C. Cherished son of the late Anne and R. Edward Mann. Dear brother to Elizabeth Ivison (Donald) of Toronto and the late Robert Mann. Ron was the President of R.E. Mann Brokers Ltd. Simcoe. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to visit at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe, (519-426-1314) on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. James United Church, 150 Colborne St. S., Simcoe on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (Note time change). Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. Private family interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. If so desired, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to St. James United Church. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com

George Shand

SHAND, George of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in his 84th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (1999). Dearly loved father of Georgina (Elton) Fuller and Linda (Chris) Friedrich. Proud grandfather of Jordan and Andrew Friedrich, and also remembered by Jason (Natasha) and Michael Fuller. Dear brother of Alice Krull and Doris Lindsay, and brother-in-law of Harold Farmer. Predeceased by brothers Jim and John and sister Mary. Much loved uncle to many nephews and nieces. George was a longtime employee of the American Can in Simcoe. After his retirement George enjoyed working with and collecting antique gas engines. George’s happy-go-lucky whistle and his friendly nature will be missed by his many friends who were truly special to him. In keeping with George’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Andrews Hall, (St. George and Chapman Sts.). A private inurnment will take place at a later date. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Red Cross (Blood Services) or a charity of choice 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 atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Velma Taylor

TAYLOR, Velma Mae – At St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Brantford on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in her 101st year, Velma Taylor, predeceased by her husband Cyril (2002). Loving mother of Karen Edwards and the late Les Edwards (2011), Donna (Walter) Sypko, the late Bernice Roswell (2005). Loving mother-in-law of Welby Roswell. Predeceased by her 11 siblings. Much loved grandmother of Dennis (Cindy), Wendy (Eric), Derek (Rose), Graeme, Sharie (Pat), the late Douglas “Bud”, 10 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Grandmother-in-law of Kathy Dickens. Friends were received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery. If wished, memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519-758-1553). www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

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