Death Notices February 2014

Published February 26th

Cathrine Ann Carr
CARR, Cathrine Ann. It is with great sorrow and deep regret that the family of Cathrine (Cathy) Carr announce her sudden death on February 16, 2014, one month after her 51st birthday. Cathrine had recently moved to Vancouver Island in order to be with her daughter and young grandson. Cathrine was born in Simcoe, Ontario. Living most of her life in London, Ontario, Cathrine earned her Bachelor of Social Work with honours from the University of Western Ontario. A strong, compassionate woman, she then moved to London, England to ply her trade. Cathrine lived her life large and had great conviction in everything she did. Beloved life partner for 34 years of Jerry Allaway, London, Ontario. Cathy and Jerry looked after several foster children throughout the years and were looking forward to spending their retirement in British Columbia. Loving mother of Tanya Carr, Colwood, B.C. Cherished grandmother of Owen Carr, Colwood, B.C. Precious daughter of Dorinda Carr, Vittoria, Ont. Much loved sister of Lynn Sonnenberg, Port Dover, Ont. Aunt of Sarah Marvin, Simcoe, Ont. and Kaela Marvin, Port Dover, Ont. She also leaves behind her dog Bam Bam. Predeceased by her father William Carr (1973). The family wishes to thank all friends and family for their support during this difficult time. A special thank you goes to Tanya’s military family for their concern and help. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Margaret Dewbury
Feb. 28, 1955 – Feb. 6, 2014.
DEWBURY: My dearest Maggie passed away peacefully at home on February 6, 2014 after a short but hard struggle with bone cancer. Maggie has left us too soon. I can only believe God must have needed another angel to brighten up the Heavens. If you had the pleasure of meeting my Maggie, she will have left a piece of her love in your heart. When you think of my Maggie there will always be a smile and chuckle in your thoughts as she was always there with this amazing smile and laughter that impacted all. Maggie is survived by her husband and soul mate Bob; her beloved son Rick and she was the greatest grandma to her grandson Nate; and she is also survived by her sister and best friend Linda. There will be a celebration of her life to take place at the Port Dover Legion on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. For those wishing, donations to the Children’s Make A Wish Foundation, “where every child deserves to smile” may be made in Maggie’s memory.

Henry Douglas
DOUGLAS, Henry C. It is with sadness and regret we announce the passing of Henry Douglas in his 84th year. He took his leave peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on February 19, 2014. Henry is predeceased by his wonderful wife Shirley, parents Mort and Loretta, and stepson Tom. He is survived by his sister Jean Kozmic (John) and his brother George (Marge) Douglas, his stepchildren Al (Lenny) Douglas and Shar Douglas, children Bruce (Patti) and Crystal (Pat) Gignac. Henry will be remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great many nieces and nephews and missed by all these many people that knew him as “Oh Great One”, Henry was one of a kind to be sure. Henry arrived at adulthood with very little schooling as was common of an elder son in Canada in the 30’s. A self-made man, he became a jack-of-all-trades, master of many. Working as a truck driver, mutual fund salesman, appliance repairman, ditch digger, carpenter and construction worker … the list goes on. In addition he could plumb, wire, lay blocks, roof and side; he mastered whatever he set his mind to. His interest in the latter years leaned to fine woodworking for which he became quite widely celebrated. Henry’s scale miniature automobiles, trains and commemorative plaques have sold for hundreds of dollars and are owned in at least four countries. It needs to be said, Henry was a consummate perfectionist, quick with a joke and liked nothing better than a heated contentious ‘discussion’. He is now in joyful togetherness with wife Shirley, parents Mort and Loretta in the great hereafter. Friends are invited to meet with family to share their stories of Henry on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530). A service to celebrate Henry’s life will be held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. Reverend Sheena Marini officiating. For those wishing donations, please consider on Henry’s behalf the Port Dover Library Fund or the S.P.C.A. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Stan Overbaugh
OVERBAUGH: Celebration of Life for Stanley Bruce Overbaugh, who passed away February 1, 2014, will be held at the Port Dover Legion, 212 Market Street, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Published February 19th

Andrew MacDonald
MACDONALD, Andrew Glenn (Gump) of Port Dover passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Delcie for over 62 years, much loved father of Jane Goodlet, Andrew (Judy) and Catherine (Dave) Berta. Loving and devoted grandpa to Sarah (Jeff), Aaron (Hayley), Jesse and Cody. Great grandpa to Isaac and Aaliyah also step grandfather of Tye, Dustin (Andie Mae), Haiden and Irelyn. Andrew is also survived by his brother Maynard, sisters-in-law Connie and Barb. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James (Square Jim) and Mary Jane (Phillips) MacDonald, siblings and in-laws Albert, William, Alma (Jack), Jack (Red), Margaret (George) and son-in-law Dave Goodlet. Andrew was a lifelong resident of Port Dover and spent many hours on the lake fishing both commercially and recreationally. His kindness and sense of humour will be missed. A special thanks to the CCAC nurses and homecare. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Andrew’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Dover on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Port Dover Harbour Museum would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Irene Smith
SMITH, Irene Marie (nee Ryerse), of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 16, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family in her 78th year. Predeceased by her companion Fred Iliffe. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Penny and Fred Long of Port Dover, Charlene and Mike O’Keefe of Petawawa and Deborah of Simcoe. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Shelby, Tara, Justin, Lindsey, Janice, Jason, Christopher, Trevor and Samantha and numerous great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lorne Ryerse and Shirley Kennington of Port Dover, Shirley Coulson of Port Dover and Bill Lediard of Port Dover. Irene was predeceased by her son Doug Long, grandson Darrin, and sister Helen Sayles. She spent many years working in the fishing industry and at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home. Irene was a RCL Volunteer for many years. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by her family. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Irene for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Irene’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at

Published February 12th

Joyce Mitchell
MITCHELL, Joyce. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joyce Mitchell (nee) Ashworth, on February 3rd, 2014, at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe. Joyce resided at Cedarwood Village and was a former resident of Port Dover for over twenty years. Joyce, beloved wife of Clarence, cherished mother of David (Rosemary) of Guelph, Peter (deceased 1980), and Catherine Longpre (Michael) of Peterborough, and much loved grandmother of Erin, Matthew, Megan, Cassandra, Nathan and Graham. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Emily, sisters Wyn, Dorothy and Irene, also brothers-in-law Roger Booth and Ernie Hutton. Friends are invited to meet with family on Friday, February 14, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m. (evening only), at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., in St. Paul’s Anglican Church corner of Market and St. George Streets, Port Dover. For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Published February 5th 

Stanley Bruce Overbaugh
OVERBAUGH, Stanley Bruce on February 1, 2014, the integral half of “Justus” succumbed to aggressive liver cancer in a mere 16 days. Stanley Bruce Overbaugh much loved husband of Judith Kathryn Overbaugh, adored father of Stephen Brett Overbaugh and Shawna Lee Goodchild: loving brother of David Overbaugh and the late Dorothy Lefler is already greatly missed. There will be no viewing or funeral as per Stan’s wishes, but there will be a gathering at a later date. Place and time not yet determined. Interment is at Port Dover Cemetery Columbarium. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave, Port Dover (519)-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

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