Death Notices February 2015

Published February 25th 2015

Muriel Moore
MOORE, Muriel Catherine. Muriel, of Port Dover, died on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home, Simcoe, four days shy of her 91st birthday. She is survived by her loving daughter, Cheryl Louise Parker of Vancouver, B.C.; nieces Carmen Stone (Kevin Rainey) of Port Dover, Diane Stone Robbins of Brantford and Debbie Moore of Vancouver, B.C.; great-nieces Tiffany Robbins, Chantal Allen and Brittany Robbins-Barnett and their children; her step-grandchildren, Alison Taylor of Burlington and Ryan Taylor of Mississauga; and her devoted neighbours, Ricky Furler and Sylvia Bruley of Port Dover. Muriel was predeceased by two beloved husbands, Douglas Parker and Sam Moore. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. Interment will take place at Port Dover Cemetery on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at St. John’s Anglican Church, Woodhouse at 1:00 p.m. Friends are invited to sign the book of condolence at A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition.


Published February 18th 2015

Joan Barrett
BARRETT, Joan Caroline (nee Sherk) of Port Dover, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 90th year. Loving wife of Harry B. Barrett. Dear mother of David and Penny (Barrett) Wamsley, Kerry Wamsley, stepdaughters Barbara (Michael) Hourigan and Elizabeth (Bruce) Milner, stepson Toby (Cari) Barrett all of Port Dover and Hugh Barrett (Bob McKaskell) of Windsor. Proud grandmother of Jane (Jason), Sally (Dayne), Jeremy, Jonathan (Caroline), Shawn (Fern), Brett, Brittany (Chris), Will, Russell (Colleen), Leigh (Matt), Sandy (Jason), great-grandmother of Taylor, Jeremiah, Cheyenne, Lilah, August, Felix, Trent and Brock and great-great-grandmother of Scarlett. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Patricia Haggarty of London. Predeceased by her first husband John (Buck) Wamsley (1992), son Patrick (1960), grandson Jason (1989) and sister Eleanor Kelland. Joan has been a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church since 1946 holding positions in the Chancel Guild as Secretary Treasurer for a number of years. She taught Sunday school at Trinity Anglican Church Simcoe in 1943 and 1944 and was 1st Regent of Carrie Alexandria McCall Chapter I.O.D.E. Simcoe. She worked for 20 years at Ivey’s in Port Dover and 20 years at Long Point Company, Long Point. Joan was an excellent seamstress and loved to knit and quilt. A Service of Celebration and Remembrance was held in Joan’s honour on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church corners of Market and St. George Streets, Port Dover. Father Kendall Reimer officiant. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or the Norfolk General Hospital will be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Iris Innes
INNES, Iris (nee Motteram) of Port Dover passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 89th year. Dear mother of Julia of Montreal and Andrew (Judy) of England. Loving grandmother of Jonathan and Catherine. Predeceased by her husband William (2013), sister Joyce and brother-in-law Gordon Palmer. Iris was a people person and loved her former job as a teacher. She enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles and enjoyed life to the fullest. The family invited friends to share memories of Iris on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530). Following the visitation a Memorial Service was held in memory of Iris in the funeral home Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. For those wishing, donations to World Vision Canada would be appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Doreen O’Dwyer
O’DWYER, Doreen – Peacefully at Gardenview LTC, Townsend, with family at her side, on Monday, February 16, 2015. Beloved wife of Daniel O’Dwyer, in her 85th year. Dan and Doreen would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on February 21, 2015. Loving mother of Mary and Harold Reichheld, Sue O’Dwyer and Joe Galea, Rita and Vince Galea, Anne and Dave Matthews, Mike and Debbie O’Dwyer, Irene and Ed Steinhoff and Paul and Maureen O’Dwyer. Beloved grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Walpole on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11 o’clock. Interment St. Ann’s Cemetery, Walpole. Donations to the St. Ann’s Church Building Fund, The Salvation Army or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at

June Toye
TOYE, June Beverley (nee Farmer) passed away suddenly, with her family at her side, at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 8, 2015 after a long battle with leukemia. She was in her 88th year. Wife of the late James Stanley Toye of Charlton, Ontario; much loved mother of daughter Sandra (Garry) Sleeman of Melbourne, Australia; son Terry (JoAnne) Toye of Cochrane, Alberta; daughter Bev (the late Bob) Ritchie of Beaverton, Ontario; and daughter Wendy (Steve) Lamb of Port Dover, Ontario. She is survived by 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place per her wishes with ashes to be buried in family plot in Charlton in the Spring. A lady of grace and beauty has left this world. The likes of which can never be replaced in our hearts.

Cor Schertzing
SCHERTZING, Cornelius “Cor” “Cory “of Port Dover passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, February 6, 2015 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of JoAnne of 48 years, dear father of Audrey (Cameron) and Dwayne (Liz and Natosha Hutchings). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Cor will be missed by his siblings Phil (Mary), Nella (Jack) Berkhout and Willie. Predeceased by his parents Hubertus and Catherine, siblings Ali, Kees, Joan, Tony, Joanne and Rita. Cor will always be remembered for his love of gardening and impeccable lawn maintenance. His bright blue eyes and infectious smile were always a welcome sight and his easy going, happy go lucky attitude made him a joy to be around, he was a true lover of life and good times. He will be sadly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel Celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., (519-583-1530). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand Norfolk would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Karen – 1958 – 2015 Wife of John (32 years); Daughter of Ann & Don MacEwan I guess this is goodbye…. I tried to leave everything I had behind in this world – from my body that may help someone else live; to my love. I knew nothing could come with me. That nothing would be of use to me any longer. I hope that I said “I love you” enough. I hope I made you smile more than I made you cry. I hope I brought you comfort and warmth. I hope you all feel love each and every time you think of me. That and bringing a smile to your face is really all I can give you now. My paintings, which reflect pieces of me, may bring peace of mind to you – may speak to you in the midst of your solitude. Forget the funeral. Forget the interment. Forget the flowers. Forget meeting up again in another world. I don’t need that. I had exactly what I was meant to have and because of that, I am fulfilled. All I ask is that you speak of me often – both the good and the bad. Keep the story of my life alive. And while you’re at it, please remember to live yours. Just live your life. Be content. That’s all there really is. Thank you for being irreplaceable in my life. I wish for you love, life, poetry, art and laughter. Find them where you can. They are sometimes in unexpected places. Karen Private interment will be held at a later date. For those wishing, online donations and/or condolences can be made at


Published February 11th 2015

Douglas Gillingwater
GILLINGWATER, Douglas W. Peacefully at Jurvanski Hospital, Hamilton on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in his 78th year. Dear father of Jacqueline and her husband Tim Titmus, Brantford, Bryan Anderson and his wife Barbara of Port Dover, and Brad Anderson and his wife Sue, Mossley. Grandfather of Chris, Tyler, Sherri, David, Sam, Stephie (Dominic) and Chris and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by his many brothers and sisters. All arrangements are private. Cremation has taken place. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternative Inc., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519-426-5102) in care of arrangements. Online condolences at

Carol Korostil
KOROSTIL, Carol Bertha (nee Foster) of Port Dover passed away peacefully on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 82nd year. Born Carol Bertha Foster on November 29, 1933 in Croydon, England daughter of the late Albert Joseph Sidney Foster and Evelyn Rose Foster (nee Jenner). Predeceased by her husband Michael. Much loved mother of Dwight, dear sister of Nicholas Edwin Joseph Foster and Jennifer Broomfield and their families all of Australia. A Celebration of Life will be held in memory of Carol’s life and achievements on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home chapel, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530).  Deacon John Doomernik Celebrant. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society or the World Wildlife Fund would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Published February 4th 2015

Diane Clement
CLEMENT, Diane Shirley. Surrounded by loving family, Diane passed away in her 73rd year on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Brantford General Hospital. Beloved wife of Douglas Johnston. Much loved sister of David Clement (Elizabeth), Sharon Haywood (Ernie), Karon Bobo, and sister-in-law of Jeannie Mcglade Clement Rozniak. Beloved niece of Dutch and Doreen Cunningham and Dorothy Bennett. Predeceased by her parents Archie and Edith Clement, her brother Daryl and her brother-in-law Roger. She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends. Each one was special to her. Diane was very involved with the Girl Guides of Canada, owned and operated a bookkeeping business and enjoyed her time teaching bookkeeping courses at Mohawk College. She will be particularly remembered for her love of rainbows and angels. At Diane’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no formal services but a “celebration of life” will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Hill & Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 30 Nelson Street, Brantford (519-752-2543). Donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice in Diane’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and tributes will be available at

Ruth Gloyd
GLOYD, Marjorie Ruth  (1922-2015). Ruth Gloyd (nee Yager) left us peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital with her family by her side, on January 27, 2015 in her 93rd year. She was predeceased by her loving husband Blake, daughters Janice and Karen, son-in-law Daniel Coxon, brothers Ernie, Vernon (Helen) and Lloyd Yager, and sister-in-law Lois. Dear sister of Maurice (Arlene), sister-in-law of Edna, Lois and Laverne (Betty). Cherished mother of Bryan, Janice, Karen, Marilyn (Gazley) and Barbara. Loved mother-in-law of Clark, Bob, Marilyn, Susan and Gary. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Amy (Tim), Beth (Adam), Jason (Lisa), Hillary (Moe), Andrea (Tim), Michael (Christina) and Angela (Trevor). Great-grandmother to Ethan, Travis, Wesley, Clara, Samantha, Danielle, Austin, Brayden, Ethan and Mya. A passionate care person of others, Ruth pursued a career as a nurse studying at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing graduating in 1945. Ruth enjoyed many years of serving thousands of patients at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital. A pillar in our community, Ruth was passionate about and engaged with its members. She nurtured many life-long friendships including members of Rainham Centre Women’s Institute and the Selkirk Baptist Church. We celebrated Ruth’s life and welcomed visits from our community friends at Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main Street S., Hagersville on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral service took place at Selkirk Baptist Church on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. (visitation from 11:30 am). Memorial donations are appreciated and we are supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Selkirk Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Alex Patrick
PATRICK, Alexander, Lt. Cmdr. (RET.), Royal Canadian Navy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Dover Cliffs LTC in his 92nd year. Loving husband of Jean, former husband of Eleanor Patrick and June Hallam (deceased), dear father of David Patrick of Toronto, Allison Patrick of Toronto, Peni Patrick (Victor Lind) of Picton, Douglas Burnett, Alan Burnett and Jennifer Kirk all of Scotland, Wendy Waind (Hallam) of St. Catharines and Peter Hallam of Kingston. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Matthew, Conor, Andrew, Jamie, Jesse, Kathryn, Bryson, Michael, Amanda, Niki, Debbie, Peter, Scott, Melanie, Mark and Jeff, also numerous great-grandchildren. Will be fondly remembered by his sons-in-law Douglas Ledger and Paul McArthur of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents William and Mabel and brothers Moffat, Norman and Roy. Alex attended Lawrence Park C.I and Earl Haig S.S. in Toronto. He completed Grades 12 and 13 in one year in order to enter the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon, England; following which he attended the Royal Naval Engineering College in Plymouth, Devon. After graduation from Naval College as an engineer, Alex served overseas in WWII on the North Atlantic and then served in the Korean War. He served on Her Majesty’s ships Warrior, Iroquois, and Saguenay. He retired in 1968 and bought a farm in Port Dover and grew peaches for many years. He consulted to the Navy in Ottawa and was renowned for his weekend drives from Ottawa to Port Dover and back. Alex had many hobbies and interests. He loved chess and was a national champion in his chess association and was the only player to not lose to a visiting Russian chess champion; he forced a tie. He loved nature and was knowledgeable about many birds and other species. He became a beekeeper and made his own honey. He was an avid golfer and played hockey until he was 80. He insisted on fixing his own cars and family members can tell stories about engines being removed entirely and then replaced many months later. During the war he caught and collected butterflies in Malta. Alex was a long time member of the Port Dover Lions Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 and Knox Presbyterian Church. He also enjoyed his trips to the Dover Dairy Bar for coffee and conversation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Funeral Service to Celebrate Alex’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church corners of Chapman and St. George Streets. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiant. Those wishing to make a donation are asked to consider the Port Dover Lions Club. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Mary Steinhoff
STEINHOFF, Catherine Mary (nee Coombs) passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at Dover Cliffs LTC on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in her 94th year. Born December 27, 1921 in Bluevale, On. Beloved mother of Bruce, Nancy (Richard), David and Carol (Richard). Adored grandmother of Mike, Andersen and Olivia. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Eva Coombs, husband and love of her life George Leroy Steinhoff (1994) and stillborn son Michael (1965). Mary was known throughout her life for her infectious smile and beautiful blue eyes. Even as a child her picture graced the wrappers of butter made in her father’s creamery. She was a member of Grace United Church and past member of the Woodhouse Women’s Institute. She was happiest socializing, loved family gatherings and especially loved to go dancing with Roy. Mary loved music and was a gifted piano player who could sit down and play by ear. She was fond of animals and would light up when Rusty and Zeus came looking for a treat. In keeping with Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530). A Funeral Service to Celebrate Mary’s Life will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Grace United Church, corners of Chapman and St. George Streets. Reverend Jeff Smith officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at


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