Death Notices – February 2022

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Published February 2, 2022

Alice Chambers
CHAMBERS, Alice (nee Stevens) passed away peacefully Friday, January 28, 2022 surrounded by her girls. Predeceased by her husband Ivan (2009) and son-in-law Jim (1993). Survived by loving daughters Sharon Labonte-Jaques (Ray Smith) of London, Susan, Sheila of Port Dover, and Shelley (Jamie) Cable of Waterford. Cherished grandchildren Michelle (Mike), Stephen, Sarah (Adam), Billy (Katie), step-grandchildren Troy (Tanya) Eliza, great-grandchildren Sage, Mason, Ivan, Maddox and step-great-grandchildren Tiana and Tavin. Survived by sisters and in-laws Verna Mathers of Binbrook, Penny (John) Beech of Port Dover, Marie Wilhelm of Sarnia, Suzanne (Paul) Greenslade of Port Dover and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William and Marion Stevens, sister Gladys Brunaccioni and her husband Ken and in-laws Stan Mathers, Grant and Val Chambers and Fred Lavji.
Alice was a teacher in Port Dover, Essex and Chatham, a past Kinette, a past Spark leader with Girl Guides of Canada and a devout member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. A special thank you to Mike Marini and the staff at Dover Apothecary and to the VON nurses Kim, Leigh and Brenda. Due to the Covid-19 restriction all services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church General Fund or the Port Dover Lifeline Food Bank in her honour would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at



Larry Roy Jackson
JACKSON, “JOE” Larry Roy of Port Stanley passed away peacefully January 24 at L.H.S.C. at the age of 84. Predeceased by his wife Bonnie (2021). Loved father to Tammy, Bridget, late Susan (2011) and Joe (Tammy). Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Larry was born in Simcoe and was the son of the late Gertrude (Silverthorne) and George Jackson. Brother to the late Eddie (1979) and Molly (Larry) Smith.
Larry or “Joe” as he loved to be called, owned and operated, alongside his wife Bonnie, L.R. Jackson Fisheries in Port Stanley. Commercial Fishing was his life. He was also a very proud PaPa and Great PaPa. We Thank L.H.S.C. Nurses and Doctors for being so kind and giving the best care. A celebration of Larry’s life will be announced at a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements.



Jaime Christine Marshall
MARSHALL, Jaime Christine Passed away unexpectedly at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 in her 40th year. Amazing mother to Jacob, fantastic daughter to mother Kathy and father Robert and sister to Ryan (Sonia), Brenna (Mike), and Travis (Kate). Jaime was also a much-loved auntie to Nolan, Raina, and Robyn and favourite cousin and niece of her extended family.
Jaime loved life, her family and lit up every room she was in. She will be dearly missed. A celebration of Jaime’s life will be held at a future date. Serenity Burial & Cremation Services Inc., 361 Main Street, Port Dover (226) 290-9093 have been entrusted with the arrangements. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1439 Upper Ottawa St, Unit 7, Hamilton, Ontario L8W 3J6 in Jaime’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be left at



Bill Post
POST, William Donald. Promoted to Glory from the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Monday, January 31, 2022. Bill ‘Buster’ Post of Port Dover, in his 62nd year. Son of the late Keith and Marguerite Post. Dear brother of Gail Post of St. Thomas and the late Marilyn Post and Cheryl Lindsay, Uncle of Keith and Melissa Lindsay and their children Jennifer, Angel, Jasmine and Amillia, Tiffany and Grant Young and their son Dean, Jessica and Dylan Campbell and their children Gracin and Liam, Amanda Lindsay and Daniel Lindsay.
Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. (Those wishing to attend the visitation must RSVP through the funeral home website. Masks and physical distancing are required at all times when on funeral home property.) Service for Bill be held at 11:30 am. (Those wishing to attend the service for Bill must RSVP separately. Masks and physical distancing are required at all times when on funeral home property.) Interment, Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to Norfolk Association for Community Living would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at



Published February 9, 2022


Anne Humphreys
HUMPHREYS, Anne Urie – Formerly of Simcoe, Anne died peacefully on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice in Hamilton. She was 91 years of age. Anne was predeceased by her husband, Robert “Bob” Humphreys. She was the mother of Elizabeth Williamson (Peter) of London; Jane Matheson (Alex) of Mount Hope; Robert Humphreys (Wendy) of Scarborough and John Humphreys (Ingrid) of Garden Hill. Grandmother of Kate (Ryan); Jennifer (Easher); Matthew (Emily); Gillian (Mike); Steven (Charlotte); Jeff (Tina); Deanna; Laura (Jamie) and Christopher (Samantha). Great-grandmother of Addison, Sam, Annie, Rose, Liam and one on the way! Anne was the eldest daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Pringle of Glasgow, Scotland. She was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on February 17th, 1930. She married Bob in Trinidad on August 29, 1953 and they moved to Canada in 1956 with their two daughters. They lived in Streetsville from 1957-1975 during which time their two sons were born at the Mississauga Hospital. They moved to Simcoe in 1975. Anne leaves two sisters in Great Britain: Netta Eyles of Westcliff-on-Sea, England and Joan Robertson of Kelso, Scotland.
Anne was an active member of the A.C.W. at Trinity Anglican Church. Anne’s family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Bob Kemp Hospice for their care and many kindnesses to their mother during her final days. Cremation has taken place. A private funeral followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery will be held in the spring. If so desired, Memorial Donations can be made to Children Believe (formerly The Christian Children’s Fund) or PWRDF Huron (formerly The Huron Hunger Fund). Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314) Online condolences may be made at



Phyllis Newhouse
NEWHOUSE, Phyllis Della (nee Marr) – After a stroke, Phyllis passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the age of 87 at Brantford General Hospital. Phyllis was born the daughter of Bertha and Walter Marr and the sister to Jean (D 1928) Gordon (D 1997) (Irene Marr). Phyllis was pre-deceased by her husband Jack, missing him since his passing in 2015. Phyllis was raised in Dunnville, Ontario and raised her family there, before retiring to the beach town of Port Dover in 2002 with Jack. Phyllis was involved in the community everywhere she lived, serving and volunteering in many local organizations (Dunnville Fire Department Station 2, Grandview Lodge, Horticultural Society, Dunnville Hospital Foundation and the Grace United Church). She loved her home and her family the most. Phyllis raised three wonderful children, Robert (D 2006), Ruth (Hamilton) and Paul (Kingston). Phyllis was very proud of her four grandchildren, Philip and Brooke (Andrew Rous), Jonathan and Kate. Being a grandma was her pride and joy. She was always talking about these kids and her favourite days were seeing the kids.
We are grateful for the care given by the doctors and nursing team at the Brantford General Hospital as well as the care and generous offers of support from her many neighbours and friends. Phyllis was well loved and will be greatly missed. A visitation will be held from 2:00-2:30 pm, which will precede the funeral service that will take place on what would have been Phyllis’s 88th Birthday, on February 27th, 2022 at 2:30 pm at the Port Dover Grace United Church, 18 Chapman St. West, Port Dover. Due to COVID restrictions the current capacity limit is 100. If restrictions are eased, a light lunch and time to share memories will be held following the service. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In honour of Phyllis, please consider filling out your donor card or registering to become an organ donor at Arrangements entrusted to Ballard Minor Funeral Home, Dunnville (905-774-7277). Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at
The visitation and service will also be live streamed and accessed from the Book of Memories website or by using the link below:



Michael O’Dwyer
O’DWYER, Michael William. After a short illness and with his loving wife at his side, Mike died at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, February 4, 2022, in his 67th year. He was the loving and supportive husband of Debbie (nee Anderson). Mike will be forever missed by his children, Robert, Heather (David), Sarah (Sarah), and Stephen (Ashley). Predeceased by his parents Dan and Doreen O’Dwyer, sister Susan O’Dwyer, and uncle Steve O’Dwyer. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Mary and Harold Reichheld, Joe Gallea (Susan – decd.), Rita and Vince Gallea, Anne and Dave Matthews, Irene and Ed Steinhoff, Paul and Maureen O’Dwyer, Daryl and Kerry Anderson, Derek and Tammy Anderson, and son-in-law of Shirley and the late John Anderson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he loved.
Mike grew up on the family farm outside of Jarvis, attended Port Dover High School, and earned his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo. Mike chose to spend his life in farming and construction. Over the years, Mike was an active member of the Knights Of Columbus, Norfolk Federation of Agriculture, and ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services). Mike’s loves were his family, farming, and nature conservation. He received the 2020 Long Point Region Conservation Stewardship Award. In recent years, he could be found with his wife Debbie and sister Anne as Mr. Fix-it at Port Dover Jewellery where he was co-owner with his wife. Mike was always happy to have a chat and visit with someone to discuss world politics, farming, and maybe share a joke or two. We will miss his outlook on life and his sense of humour.
Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 10 am to 12 noon. Those wishing to attend must RSVP through the funeral home website. Masks and physical distancing are required when on funeral home property. A family service will follow. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Trees Canada, or the charity of your choice. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories.



Wayne Talbot
TALBOT, Wayne of Port Dover passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by his loving Daughters, in his 83rd year. Loving father and father-in-law of Kerry and Brian Jensen of Port Dover, Nancy Talbot and Berle Anthony of Hagersville and Melisa and Brodie Chambers of Port Dover. Much loved grandfather of Stephen (Dee), Joshua (Jaime), Rebeca, Emily, Kennedy and Carson, great-grandfather of Logan and Lucas. Wayne is survived by seven siblings and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Pearl, grandson Nathan (2001), parents Kenneth and Lois, brother John and sister Evelyn.
Wayne was a social butterfly and people person, he would talk to anyone that would listen, he enjoyed watching hockey but his true pride and joy were his grandchildren and his great-grandsons.
The family would like to thank the staff of NGH, specifically the ICU, 3B and 4B for all their kindness and compassion.
Friends are invited to meet with family to share their memories of Wayne on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 7 pm – 9 pm and on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 2 pm – 4 pm and from 7 pm – 9 pm at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530. The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the funeral home chapel at 11 am. The Reverend Kathryn Vance officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. If you wish to attend visitation and/or the service please call the funeral home to reserve a spot. For those wishing, donations to Port Dover Minor Hockey or Canadian Tire Jump Start would be appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at



Published February 16, 2022

Michael Anderson
ANDERSON, Michael spent his life as a loving father, brother, partner, and community member. He was 65 when he passed away peacefully at Hospice Niagara on the morning of November 29th, 2021 after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He was born July 10th in Middlesbrough, England to Audrey and Brian Anderson, and moved to Port Dover, where he spent the majority of his life. His passing was comforted by his hope that he would see his predeceased son, Lee J. Anderson. Mike is survived by his daughter Hal (Hannah) Michelle Anderson and son-in-law Robert M. Puddy, as well as his sisters Barbara (Babs) Power and Julie McQueeney, and their children, as well as his Girlfriend, Kerry Sessler.
Should you like to join us for a celebration of his life, please contact his daughter at He had hoped to donate a flight on a Spitfire war plane, and if you would like to help with this please reach out to the aforementioned email address. The celebration of life will be held on February 20th and will be invitation only due to pandemic related restrictions. Thank you to all who ensured he knew he was loved, appreciated, and respected during his time.



Everett (Newfie) Faulkner
FAULKNER, Everett (Newfie) – Peacefully passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in his 73rd year, with his wife (Jenn) and sons (Christopher and Matthew) by his bedside. Everett was fondly known to all who knew him as Newfie. He was a member of the Dairy Bar coffee club from the day he arrived in Port Dover from Newfoundland. After retiring from fencing for over 45 years, he was a daily visitor at the Port Dover pier, where he immediately became a friend for life to all he met and chatted with. His fishing pole was always at the ready. Everett is survived by his wife Jennifer, of 40 years, his two sons Christopher (Nicole) and Matthew (Shondra), family members Linda Wright, England, Anne (Jim) Wallace, Simcoe, Rob (Margaret) Mitchell, England, Norma Mitchell, Nova Scotia, Ian (Niki) Mitchell, Port Dover. Nieces and Nephews Alan, Vicky and Phil, Kimberly and Cam, Amanda and Kevin, Emma and Rob, Louise and Tony, Brittany and Hope, Jadian. As well as several great-nephews and nieces. Everyone was reminded often that family meant everything to Everett, becoming a Dad meant the world to him, but when he became Papa Newf his world was complete, he was the proudest Papa to Isabella, Jaxon, Gabriel, Brady and Madeline. Everett is predeceased by his parents-in-law Rob (2008) and Ella (1995) Mitchell, his brother-in-law Alan Wright (2021) and his best friend Ron Butler (2020). At Everett’s request there will be no visitation. Internment of ashes will take place at the Port Dover Cemetery on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. All will be welcome to attend (COVID rules to be followed). Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Burial and Cremation Services Inc., 361 Main Street, Port Dover (226) 290-9093. A celebration of his life will take place, as soon as we are able to welcome the many family members and friends he has left behind, to share our memories and stories. Online condolences can be left at

Heaven has gained a special Newfie Angel.



Stephen Foster Lafave
Stephen Foster Lafave, 66, of Port Dover Ontario, passed away on February 1, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents Arnold and Eleanor (Hunt) and brothers Christopher and Phillip.
Stephen was born a rebel and warrior. He truly fought his bravest battle ever these past few months! He was a proud member of the Kespu’kwitk Métis Association. He was always willing to give a helping hand to his neighbours and friends. He loved his Harleys, nature, cooking and tending to his plants!
He will be joining his parents, brothers, Uncle Garnet and Aunt Molly, Uncle Eddy and Aunt Elizabeth at the Sunday dinner table. Imagine the stories they will share!
His many family members and friends, too numerous to name, will remember him with love and fondness.
A celebration of life for Stephen will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made in his name to the Kidney Foundation.


Published February 23, 2022

Helen Crosbie
CROSBIE, Helen Gloria – At Norview Lodge, Simcoe on February 17, 2022 in her 96th year. Wife of the late Charles Crosbie (2007). Dear mother of Ron Crosbie (Joan). Predeceased by her daughter Jane Anne Crosbie and survived by Jane’s partner Russ Misner. Cherished grandmother of Kelly and Tracy and great-grandmother to Ryan, Brianne, Corey, Haley, Travis and Peyton. She was predeceased by her brother George Burcham and survived by sister-in-law Peggy.
Friends were invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Masks are required). Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at



Madelaine Kirkwood-Holden “Maddy”
March 18, 1998 – March 8, 2021
KIRKWOOD – HOLDEN, Madelaine Grace of Port Dover, passed away suddenly on March 8th, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta in her 23rd year. Beloved and cherished daughter of Rihannon Kirkwood (Martin Myke) and Anthony Holden (Tami Dean). Maddy shared a special bond with her sisters Sara and Olivia Kirkwood and was loved by her brother Owen Holden and step-siblings Taylor and Kaden Myke, Tanner and Tiegan Dean. Maddy had a close, loving relationship with her Grandma Karen Muir, Grandpa Ralph Kirkwood (Port Dover) and Great-Grandma Berneice Kirkwood (Waterford). She was cherished by her Auntie Carol Ann (Jay Eberly) and cousins Ty and Katie Earle, as well as Grandparents William and Eleanor Holden (St. Thomas) and all of her Aunties, Uncles, cousins and friends.
Maddy had a deep love for her niece Ronnie and nephew Miloh Park. She shared her passion for nature, music, art and reading with them. Maddy’s compassion for animals and the environment led her to a vegan diet and volunteer travel. Maddy was an honour roll student through high school and had a focus on the music program. She completed her grade 8 piano studies with The Royal Conservatory of Music. Maddy was kind, intelligent and quiet. She loved to be surrounded by books, and nature, music was her gift. She had hopes and dreams to help and heal people through music. She will be loved always and never forgotten.  
A family gathering to celebrate Madelaine has taken place in April 2021. Donations were made in Madelaine’s name to Ralphy’s Retreat animal sanctuary. Those wishing to remember Maddy with a gift, please plant a tree or donate to your chosen animal rescue or shelter.
Thank you to McInnis and Holloway Funeral Home in Calgary and Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover.

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