Death Notices – Jan-Apr 2006


 

Published April 26, 2006

Louise Anstee

ANSTEE, Louise of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Monday, April 24, 2006, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late George Anstee (2004). Dearly loved mother of Steven, Randy, Linda and Anne-Marie. Proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover (583-1530) on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Brian Elder officiating, followed by interment in Port Dover Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Ronald Nugent

NUGENT, Ronald ‘Ron’. Peacefully on April 21, at age 77. Beloved husband to Nancy (Holland). Father of Carl Nugent of Brantford. Ron was retired from Reider Distillery. Commodore of Port Dover Yacht Club (1973). Visitation was held at the Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh (519-735-2830) on Monday, April 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 12 p.m. Cremation followed. The family invites you to sign the Book of Condolence or to share a memory at www.marcotte-tecumseh.ca.

Published April 12, 2006

Jacob Hendriksen

HENDRIKSEN, Jacob of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital, on Monday, April 10, 2006 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Neeltje “Nellie” for 59 years, they met during WWII in Indonesia when Jacob was serving in the Dutch Army. Cherished father and father-in-law of Jay, Adrian and Christena, Rob and Patti and Carla and Tim Marrin. Much loved grandfather of Karen, Rob, Jennifer, Jordan, James, Brett, and Brad. Dear brother of Cor, Hennie and Truis. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Jacob’s life will be held Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530). Reverend Brian Elder officiating. Jacob had a great love of animals and he requested that memorial donations be given to the Simcoe and District Humane Society for those wishing.

George Ross

ROSS, George of Port Dover at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in his 81st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty (December 2005). Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Lynda and Dave Otterman, Carol Lickers and Don Procunier. Proud grandfather of Krysta Otterman and friend Todd, Dana Otterman and friend Mike. George was a long time and honourary life member of the Port Dover Volunteer Fire Department. He served many years as Fire Co-Ordinator for the former County of Norfolk and Region of Haldimand-Norfolk and retired as City of Nanticoke District Chief, Station 2 Port Dover, in 1990. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. In keeping with George’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. A service of interment will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Port Dover Fire Dept. ‘E.R.V. Fund’, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 583-1530.

Earl Sherman

SHERMAN, Earl of Port Dover, peacefully at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in his 86th year. Loving husband and best friend for 66 years of Hazel. Cherished father and father-in-law of Connie and Peter Monsen of Peterborough, Ted and Betty of Combermere, and Molly and Rick Barber of Port Dover. Proud Grandpa of Terry (Mike), Patti (Brian), Peter (Kim), Scott (Shannon), Bart (Sherry), Brad (Kathleen) and Kendra (Luca); and great Papa of twelve. Dear brother of Stanley of Buffalo. Predeceased by his brother Charles. Earl was a veteran of WWII in the United States Navy, in the South Pacific on a PT boat. He was an avid trap shooter and was recognized for his distinguished performance in the field of amateur sport by receiving the National Achievement Award in 1987 and the Ontario Championship in 1991. Earl will be missed, but his family and friends have special memories of him. Cremation has taken place. A Service to Celebrate Earl’s life was held Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Memorial donations to the Haldimand-Norfolk Alzheimers Society or Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (583-1530).

Published April 5, 2006

Jean Butts

BUTTS, Jean of Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Monday, March 27, 2006 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Charles (1992). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Walter and Janice Butts of St. Williams, Gordon and Lucille Butts of Sault Ste. Marie and Ruth and Martin Halunga of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Alan Cameron and Irwin Butts and sister Margaret Waddle. Jean was a member of Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge #150, U.C.W., Grace United Church and the Women’s Institute. She was also a very active member of the Rebekah Lodge in Phoenix, AZ when she and Charles spent the winters there. In keeping with Jean’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held Friday, March 31, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand Norfolk would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (583-1530).

Jack Drew

DREW – At Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover on Sunday, March 26, 2006, Jack Drew of Port Dover in his 85th year. Beloved son of the late Major and Kate Drew. Dear brother of Connie Phillips of Norwich. Survived by nieces and nephews. Friends were received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich. Cremation followed. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

Jereld Smith

SMITH, Jereld of Port Dover peacefully at his home surrounded by the love of his family, on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in his 68th year, after a courageous battle with cancer, with the help of a strong lady, his wife Pat (nee Powell) of 48 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Joanne and Danny Murphy of Brampton and Steve of R.R.#1, Port Dover. Cherished grandfather of Carrie and Cory McBride of Jarvis, Brandon Dunnett and his friend Amanda Fitchett of Brampton. Proud great grandpa of Maddie and Bella McBride of Jarvis. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jean Burley of Kincardine, Mary and Bert Dougherty of Simcoe, Carol Crone of Port Dover, Joy and Mike Slusarenko of California, Stanley Coussens of Leamington, John Smith of Brantford, Jim Smith of Waterford, Ruth and Rob Dodd, Judy and Ted Brown and Sheila and David Chanda all of Port Dover. Much loved son-in-law of Isabel Powell of Port Dover. Will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents, John and Flossie Smith and his father-in-law, George Powell. Visitation was Saturday, April 1, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530). Funeral Service to celebrate Jere’s life was held Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.). Reverend Frank Walker officiated. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

William Robert Stephens

STEPHENS, William Robert (“Bill”) – Passed away suddenly on Monday, March 27, 2006 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Van Meyl), and loving father of Raymond (Debbie), Richard (Cynthia), Christine Freiburger (Brad) and Michelle Eidt (Doug). Dear grandfather of Noelle, Denise, Paul, Joshua, Rebecca, Scott, Kevin, Brody and Brianna. Beloved son of Elizabeth Stephens. Dear brother of Bob (Sandra), Gail Rolston, Dwayne, Michael and Bruce (Cindy). Mr. Stephens was predeceased by his father Colonel Hugh Stephens, his brothers Ted and Lyle, and by is sisters-in-law Eileen, Barbara and Marion and by his brother-in-law Bill Rolston. William was employed for 30 years at Weston Bakeries, was a member of Toastmasters and was formerly involved with the Galt Little Theatre. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge where the family received friends on Thursday, March 30, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home chapel on Friday, March 31, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Canon David Bowyer officiated. Cremation followed. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

Published March 29, 2006

Jack Karges

KARGES, John Gerald ‘Jack’ of Port Dover, peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in his 70th year. Loving father of Mark and Regan Karges of Port Dover and Michael Karges of Rockaway Beach, Missouri. Cherished grandfather of Rasa Karges. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Terry and Joyce Karges of Port Dover. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jack was an avid hockey player and fan, he was a member of the 1961-62 Port Dover Intermediate ‘B’ Champions. He served his community as a firefighter on the Port Dover Fire Department from 1964 to 1985 at which time he retired and became a life member. Jack was a skilled tradesman, he took great pride in his work both as a linesman / journeyman and a home builder. He will be sadly missed by his furry companion ‘Cody’. Family and friends called for visitation on Friday, March 24, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530). Parish prayers were at 2:00 p.m. and a Firemen’s Service at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Jack’s life was Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Road, Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Norfolk General Hospital or the Port Dover Firefighters ‘EVR’ Emergency Response Vehicle would be greatly appreciated.

Helen Smith

SMITH, Helen of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband William (1989). Dear sister of Ruth McLain. Cherished aunt to Gary and Betty Walker, Janet Walker, Paul and Pat Walker, Bonnie Walker, and Robin and Dave Pickering; also survived by many, many, other nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Roy Walker and Harold Walker and his wife Maxine. Helen was a life long resident of Port Dover, she was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and St. Paul’s Club. She worked at Ivey’s Flowers for many years and owned and operated the fishing boat Captain ‘K’ with her husband Bill. Family and friends were invited for visitation on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530). Funeral Service for Helen will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Canon Bob Schroeder officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

Evelyn Wiggans

WIGGANS, Evelyn – At Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, Ontario on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Evelyn Wiggans in her 105th year, beloved wife of the late Stephen Wiggans (1980). During the early years, Evelyn and her husband ran two separate restaurant businesses in the Oshawa area steering the trend for their son Gary and his three sons to start up grocery stores in the Port Dover, Port Rowan and Straffordville areas. Evelyn’s grandsons presently run businesses in Brantford, Port Dover and Port Rowan. Cliff and Vicky, sons Tyler and Stephen Wiggans; Murray Wiggans and Amie Trinder; Jeff and Kara Wiggans and their family, wish to pay tribute to their Grandmother. Evelyn had 7 children, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Blair Morris

MORRIS, Blair Elliott Paul of Port Dover, peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family, on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 in his 13th year. Dearly loved son of Paul and Jamie. Cherished brother of Brooke and Celina. Dear grandson of Stan and Ione Morris, and Jean Elliott and the late Harold “Timer” Elliott. Much loved nephew of Barbara and David Huffman, Michelle and Scott Rowland, and Ian Morris and Lenie Ott. Blair will be sadly missed by his cousins Michelle, Kim, Blake, Lisa, Bailey, Jessie and Hannah. Blair was a student at Bloomsburg Public School, Room 5. He will be remembered fondly by his classmates, teachers and staff and his extended family of caregivers. Visitation for family and friends was on Friday, March 24, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the family’s home in Port Dover. A Celebration of Blair’s Life was held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church. Reverend James Douglas officiated. Followed by cremation. Blair was a special boy, whose time here was too short. He showed us how to enjoy the simple things and taught us that the most important thing in life is family and friends. The family would like everyone to give their kids an extra hug today in Blair’s memory. For those wishing, memorial donations to Bloomsburg Public School, Room 5, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 583-1530. Laugh. Play. The treasured memories of you will live in our hearts forever.

Published March 22, 2006

Gordon Dixon

DIXON, Gordon Edward, of Port Dover on March 16, 2006, in his 91st year. Predeceased by Ruth his wife of 62 years (November 2005). Dear father of Don of Orangeville, Barbara Small (Lionel), Jean Konkin (Jake) both of Simcoe and Marie Earl of Port Dover. Much loved grandfather of eight grandchildren, Lee-Ann Schneider (Scott Zougay), Greg Earl (Melissa), Richard Kowalsky (Debbie), Richele Boatright (Jeff), Joel Konkin (Alissa), Taylor, Terra and Justin Dixon. Loving great grandfather of Brandon Schneider, Dylan and Sydney Kowalsky, and Abigail and Wesley Boatright. Predeceased by his daughter Carol Kowalsky (1983), his parents Charles and Mary Ellen Dixon and brothers, Clarence and John. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 25, 2006, 2 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Blue Line Rd., Port Dover. Officiated by Ed Scott. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (583-1530).

Philip Guit

GUIT, Philip L., of Port Dover on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Heather. Dear father and father-in-law of Christopher and Anne Guit, Rene Guit and Monique and John Pallott. Will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren. Loved brother-in-law of Nell and Ron Brouwer and Don and Sheila Carter. Predeceased by his parents, Helena and Karel Guit, sister Maria Guit (2004) and brother, Leonard Guit (1994). Philip and Heather have lived in Port Dover since 1990. Philip was the vice-president of Harding Carpets until his retirement. He was also the Chairman of the United Way Brantford in 1980 and a member of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association. In keeping with Philip’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance was held Monday, March 20, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530). Rev. Brian Elder officiated. For those wishing, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

Mary Hewson

HEWSON, Mary Elizabeth. Peacefully at the West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Saturday, March 18, 2006. Mary (James) Hewson, age 78 years. Wife of the late Russel Hewson. Loving mother of James and Ruth Hewson of Ancaster, Nancy and Frank Vanden Bussche of Hamilton, Lorraine and Fred Montague of Jarvis, and Glen and Heather Hewson of Port Dover. Dear grandmother of Daniel and Jennifer, April, Lori, Dale, Amber, Jill and Todd, Kristen, Leanne, and Kyle. Dear great grandmother of Kiefer and Madalyn. Sister of Lorne and Madeline James, Eva Awde, Laura Hamilton, Ruth and Pete Myke, Alma and John Spisak, Lois Speller, and Audrey Nixon. Sister-in-law of the late Murray and Mary Hewson. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #164 Ladies Auxiliary since 1951. The family will honour her life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., Hagersville on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Hagersville Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the R.C.L. Branch #164, West Haldimand General Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Betty Ottley

OTTLEY, Betty Madeline. Peacefully after a short illness at the Toronto Western Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2006 at age 57. Betty, beloved mother of William, and Lucy and her husband Kevin Railton. Proud grandmother of Trayvon, Tabren, and Parker. Dear sister of Eva Spain, Sally McKnight, Robert Ottley, Noreen Smith, Ethel Wilson and the late Helen Ottley, Samuel Ottley and William Ottley. Family and friends were received at the Glen Oaks Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (Dundas Street at Ninth Line) on Friday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 12 noon. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Canada or to the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre Foundation.

Joyce Russ

RUSS, Joyce Cavell (nee Reid). Passed away December 23, 2005 at the Norfolk General Hospital. At the family’s request there will be a memorial service in memory of Joyce and her late husband George (2003) at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (426-1314) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. If so desired donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Wendy Schihl

SCHIHL (nee Rawcliffe) – A resident of RR #5, Chatham. Wendy Ann Schihl, passed away at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, London on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the age of 56. Born in Simcoe, daughter of the late William and Mary Rawcliffe. Dear wife of Gerald ‘Jerry’ Schihl. Loving mother of Kristie and Marshall of Chatham, Mark Schihl and Lori of Chatham, Didi MacDonald and Steve of Dallas, Texas, and Jennifer Schihl of Chatham. Beloved grandmother of Chad, Hayley, Connor and Lily. Sister of Phil Rawcliffe of Townsend, Dave and Ann Rawcliffe of Simcoe and Doug and Becky Rawcliffe of Port Dover. Wendy was the Deputy Commissioner of Girl Guides of Canada, Kent Division and a dedicated member in Guiding for the past 15 years. The family received friends at the McKinley Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham (519-351-2040), where a service was held on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Dennis Wilhelm officiating. Interment of cremated remains St. Anthony’s Cemetery at a later date. Donations made by cheque, to Girl Guides of Canada – Kent Division or Brain Injury Association appreciated. Online condolences may be left atwww.mckinleyfuneralhome.com.

Published March 15, 2006

Arthur Ammerman

AMMERMAN, Arthur Albert of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, March 10, 2006 in his 82nd year. Faithful and loving husband to Betty for 62 years, devoted father of Ronald and his wife Shirley of Port Ryerse, and Sharon Gardner of Port Dover and son-in-law Jim Gardner. Adoring and proud grandfather of Katharine and Jill Syreichtchikova (nee Gardner) and her husband Ivan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert and Ruth Ammerman of Windham Centre and caring uncle of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Violet King. A dedicated and professional Cronkwright Transport driver with a 40-year safe driving record, was presented with the Million Mile Safe Driving Award by Mack Trucks, Inc. He enjoyed his holidays in the North country teaching his grandchildren the finer points of fishing and boating. Art was a man of honour with a great love and respect for family, friends, and neighbours. His kindheartedness and generosity will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. Visitation for family and friends was on Monday, March 13, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 583-1530. Funeral service for Mr. Ammerman was held Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church (St. George & Chapman Sts.) Port Dover. Rev. James Douglas officiated. Interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Donations in memory of Art Ammerman made to Knox Presbyterian Church, Ontario March of Dimes or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the members of Knox Presbyterian Church for their kindness and support throughout this difficult time.

Published March 1, 2006

Audrey Yvonne Barselaar

BARSELAAR, Audrey Yvonne at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Thursday, February 23, 2006 in her 86th year. Loving mother of Linda Hardman, Peter Barselaar and Vicky Sheridan. Dear mother-in-law of Angela Barselaar and sister-in-law of Harry and Ann Penrose. Will be sadly missed by her niece Penni Lewis and her husband Dave, great niece Dee Chappell and dear friend Mary Etta McGraw. Predeceased by her husband Arie. Yvonne was a resident of Dover Cliffs Nursing Home for 10 years, she will be fondly remembered by the residents and staff. In keeping with Yvonne’s wishes, a private service was held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 583-1530.

Helen Skwarchuk

SKWARCHUK, Helen – Passed away after a lengthy illness at Etobicoke General Hospital on Friday, February 24, 2006. Helen Skwarchuk (nee Hawryskevich) of Aurora and formerly of Simcoe, Oshawa and Hamilton in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Skwarchuk. Dear mother of Ruthann (Ronald) MacDonald, Ester (William) Nichiporik, Marie (James) Blakeley, Joseph (Linda) Skwarchuk, William (Joan) Skwarchuk, Leonard (Diana) Skwarchuk, and Russell Skwarchuk. Dear sister of Annie (Fred) Lysiuk, Mary (Louis) Nischuk and predeceased by John (Jenny) and Steve Hawryskevich. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 4 great great granddaughters. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Road, Bradford (1800-209-4803) for visitation on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and for visitation on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Simcoe Seventh-day Adventist Church, 56 South Dr., Simcoe from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Published February 22, 2006

Lester Feere

FEERE, Lester Laverne – with his family at his side, promoted to the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour at the Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 in his 60th year. Faithful and loving husband of Linda Feere (nee Thompson) of Doans Hollow. Loving father and doting grandfather of Pastor Alan and his wife Ida of Hamilton, their children Brendin, Emily, Austin and Bethany; and Wade and his wife Rebecca of Brantford, their children Payge and Cole. Dear brother of Clifford of Hamilton, the late Clarence (1991) and his wife Lillian, Earl and his wife Carol, the late Georgina (2001) and her husband Jack Johnson all of Simcoe, and twin brother Larry and his wife Diane of Campbell River, B.C. Les will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Wayne Thompson (Toni) of Doans Hollow. Predeceased by his parents, the late Walter (1959) and Ruth Feere (1987) and in-laws Albert (1987) and Mabel Thompson (2004). Les was a long time employee of Canadian Tire, Simcoe and a 30+ year member of Bethel Baptist Church. Friends were invited to share their memories of Les with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe N3Y 3R3 for visitation on Thursday, February 16, 2006. Mr. Feere’s homegoing service was held on Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. from Bethel Baptist Church, Hwy. #3 Simcoe with Pastor Mark Bohman officiating. A private family burial followed at Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations payable to the Bethel Baptist Church Memorial Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences at smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199. “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Phil 1:21

Jean Thompson

THOMPSON, Jean at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover on Thursday, February 16, 2006 in her 83rd year. Dear mother of Patricia Thompson. Cherished aunt of Linda, Anthony and Richard Laundrie. Will be sadly missed by all her nieces, nephews and good friend John Olmstead. Predeceased by her husband James, her son Jimmy, sisters Gloria Fitzgerald and Phyllis Cormier, and brothers James and Ivan Blevins. Visitation for Mrs. Thompson was Sunday, February 19, 2006, 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530). Funeral Service was held Monday, February 20, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Canon Bob Schroeder officiated. Interment St. Andrew/St. James Cemetery, Orillia on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 2 p.m. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

Published February 8, 2006

Kathleen Lombardo

LOMBARDO, Kathleen (nee Forte) at her home in Port Dover, on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Stephen. Loving and devoted mother of Anthony, Jim and Diane all of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of Kimberlee (Scott), Jim Jr. (Tagan) and Christopher (Tina). Much loved great grandmother and will be greatly missed by Jayden, Jamie, Paige, Sadie and Brady. Predeceased by her brother and sister. Kathleen was a member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, C.W.L. and was a Lioness. She was a long time resident of Port Dover, and will be fondly remembered by her family and friends, both in Port Dover and Brantford. Kathleen made great cookies and lunch everyday, which will be missed by everyone at Carpet One, Port Dover. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Kathleen’s life was held Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Road, Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. A private family interment will take place at a later date. For those wishing memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (583-1530).

Naomi Stewart

STEWART, Roma Naomi May. Peacefully, at the Norfolk General Hospital, on Friday, February 3, 2006 in her 78th year. Loved wife of the late Walter Ross Stewart (August, 2004). Beloved mother of Elva Hier (Gord) of St. Thomas, Thomas Stewart (Debbie) of St. Thomas, Michael Stewart of St. Thomas, Monica Dick (Rodney) of Delhi, and Marilyn Gallagher (Marty) of London. Cherished grandmother of several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Amy Jarratt, Wilhelimina Fleming and Fuchsia Housego. Naomi will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sons Terry Stewart (1972) and George Wm. Stewart (1985), sisters Gladys Bonnaccorso and Mayme Parker. The family received friends to share their memories of Naomi at the Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., on Monday, February 6, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Norview Lodge Redevelopment Fund would be appreciated by the family. Baldock’s (519) 426-0291.

Norine Thurman

THURMAN, Norine Grace (nee Mills, formerly Francis, Cassidy). After a valiant struggle as a patient at Norfolk General Hospital, Norine was called to peace on Saturday, February 4, 2006. She will be loved forever and always and beyond by her earth family; her dearly loved husband Fred Thurman (Port Dover); her children Jennifer Francis of Port Dover, Gerald (Shirley) Francis of North York, Jeffrey (Niki) Francis of London, Jane Bradshaw of Kelowna, B.C. and step-children Maureen (Paul) O’Dwyer of Townsend, Tim (Brenda) Cassidy of Jarvis, Valerie (Tim) Webb of Gloustershire, England and John Thurman of Essex, England. Norine will be fondly remembered by her ten grandchildren, and nine step grandchildren, as well as several little GGs. Norine was predeceased by her parents John Burton Mills and Gladys (Robertson) Mills of Goderich, her infant grandson, Jessie Francis, of Victoria, B.C., and her second husband Bill Cassidy, formerly of Jarvis. Norine was an active member of the Port Dover community for 23 years. She was a member of Grace United Church, sang in the choir, and played leadership roles in the U.C.W. (being honoured with a lifetime membership pin), Lakeshore Women’s Institute and Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge, No. 150. During her working years she was employed as a professional secretary. Her preserves, good home cooking and her flawless knitting will be remembered with appreciation. A new soprano has joined the heavenly hosts singing and praising God. In keeping with Norine’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Grace United Church, Chapman and St. George Sts. on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 1 p.m., a Rebekah Service at 2 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Service. Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Arthritis Society, Camp Trillium – Rainbow Lake or Grace United Church would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (583-1530).

Published February 1, 2006

James Alexander

ALEXANDER, James William, on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at his home in Port Dover, surrounded by the love of his family, in his 82nd year. Dearly loved husband of Carolyn. Cherished father and father-in-law of Robert and Vangie of Delhi, Paul and Michelle of London, Richard and Joyce of West Lorne, David and Victoria of Port Elgin, Carrie and Les Dyjack of Delhi and Kelli and Terry Shaw of Simcoe. Will be sadly missed by his fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and fondly remembered by his sister May Robertson of Virginia. Predeceased by his first wife Sheila and brothers Robert and Howard. James was Captain and Pilot of The Lancaster “Fox II” (RCAF) in World War II. He was member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158, Port Dover and the Moose Lodge of Florida. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sunday, February 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158, Market Street, Port Dover. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (583-1530).

Charles Grant

GRANT, Charles Alexander (Charlie): A gentleman was called to be at home with his father above on Thursday, January 26, 2006. Mr. Charlie Grant of Simcoe in his 70th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Nancy. Loving father of Susan Sherburne and friend Dave Wilson of Simcoe, special grandpa of Alexander. He leaves behind his sisters Dorean Boyle and her husband Ross, Georgina McNeil and her husband Dave, brother-in-law Murray Scruton and his wife Peggy, sister-in-law Sherry Roberts and her husband Wayne, also many nieces and nephews. Charlie was a member of St. James United Church and Past Master of Erie Masonic Lodge #149 AF&AM. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, January 27, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe. There was a Masonic service at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service was held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from St. James United Church, corner of Colborne and Stanley Streets, Simcoe. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiated followed by cremation with interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation Cat Scan.

Margo Kienitz

KIENITZ, Margo Erna Irene (nee Krueger). Suddenly surrounded by her family at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at the age of 73 years. Beloved wife of Alfred (Fred) Kienitz. Much loved mother of Anne and Ray Pronovich of Cardiff, Manfred of Millet, Alberta, Bert and Heather of Millet, Alberta, Wolfgang (Wayne) and Silvia of Hagersville, and Doris Kienitz Waldschmidt of Selkirk. Dear Oma of Amy, and Joe; Lisa, Leanne, and Mike; Wayne, Rachel, Roger, and Jessica; Michelle, Alex, and Philipp. Dear Great Oma of Tyler, Ben, Ethan; and Maya. Margot is also survived by two sisters in Germany. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her relatives and many friends. The family honoured her life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, Hagersville on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at the Cheapside Brethren In Christ Church on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery (Brethren In Christ), Rainham. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Cheapside Brethren In Christ Church or the Lung Association.

Michael Montague

MONTAGUE, Michael Gregory. Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, January 24, 2006. Michael Gregory Montague, loving husband of Laureen (nee Kelly), in his 83rd year. Beloved father of Michaela Montague and Wray Anderson, Kelly and John Goldsmith, Stephen Montague, Owen Montague, Laurie Montague (Smith) and Tara & Sergio Restagno. Dear grandfather of Liana, Jessica, Tara, Theresa, Monica, Michael, Andrew, Paige, Ayden and Alyssa. Son of the late Stephen Columbus Montague and Mary Ellen (nee Doyle) and brother of Alice and the late Gordon Mitchell and the late Basil and Rhea Montague. Brother-in-law of Joe and Jean Kelly, Leonard (Red) and Andra Kelly, Frances and Roland Erickson, and Helen and Frank Dubniczky. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anne’s Church, (intersection of Sandusk Road and Highway #3) on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Anne’s Cemetery. If desired, Masses, donations to Knights of Columbus or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send online condolences to the family atwww.cooperfuneralhome.ca.

Margaret Petito

PETITO, Margaret June (nee MacDonald), of Montrose, Colorado at Montrose Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 23, 2006 in her 81st year, after a short illness. Beloved wife of George, they would have celebrated their 60th anniversary on May 11, 2006. Cherished mother of Lynda Jackson Petito and Bonnie Petito Chlipala of Crested Butte, Colorado; and Cindy Lee Petito of Denver, Colorado. Adored grandmother of Jackson Petito of Los Angeles, California; Hannah and Bailey Valian of Denver, Colorado; and Maggie Chlipala of Crested Butte. Much loved sister, sister-in-law, and aunt to Maynard and Andrew MacDonald and their families of Port Dover, along with many other relatives in Port Dover, across Canada and the U.S. Margaret was born in 1924 in Port Dover and married George Petito of Niagara Falls, New York in 1946, after she had served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. The Petitos resided in Niagara Falls, NY until 1968 and then lived in San Pedro and Anaheim, both in southern California, until 2000 when they moved to Colorado to be closer to their three daughters and four grandchildren. Margaret was a voracious reader and had a sharp and curious mind throughout her life and amazed everyone with her knowledge of many different subjects. She enjoyed two weeks in Port Dover this past July where she visited with her family and many old friends. She will be missed by all who knew her well or even slightly, as she was one of the kindest women ever to walk this earth. Predeceased by her parents James “Square Jim” MacDonald and Mary Jane Phillips and four of her six siblings, Albert, Bill, Alma and Jack. Cremation took place according to Margaret’s wishes and a memorial service was held on January 25 in Montrose. Donations in Margaret’s name can be made to the Port Dover Harbour Museum.

William H. (Bill) Popowitch

POPOWITCH, William H. (Bill), passed away peacefully on Saturday January 28th, 2006 at Norfolk General Hospital. Mr. Bill Popowitch of Simcoe in his 86th year. Husband of the late Glady. Loving father of Dianne Michals (Barry), stepfather to Penny Paw (Ralph). Cherished grandfather to Steven (Lisa), Brian (Ally). Great grandfather to Brett. Brother of John Popowitch (Shirley) and sister in law Edie. Predeceased by his sisters Ann and Mary, and brother Peter. Bill will be sadly missed by his lifelong friend and companion Dee Pennell. At Bill’s request cremation will take place. If so desired donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the FERRIS FUNERAL HOME, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe. (519-426-1314)

Emma Saunders

SAUNDERS, Emma Ariel, peacefully at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home, Simcoe on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband Hubert (1990). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Keith and Vivian of Vittoria and Karen and Barry Cruickshanks of Hamilton. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bill and Betty Buck. Much loved grandmother of Todd, Kevin, Sheri, Krista, Ryan, Rob and great grandmother of seven. Predeceased by her sister Edith McPhedran and her husband Neil and her brother Mac Buck. Visitation for Emma was Thursday, January 26, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service was held Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Mary Jo Patterson officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing memorial donations to Nanticoke United Church or Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home would be greatly appreciated.

James Douglas Sells

SELLS, James Douglas. Peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital on January 29, 2006 in his 79th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Pearl. Loving father of Anne Smithson and her husband Al of Port Coquitlam, B.C. and Michael and his wife Donna of Brantford, ON. Dearest Grampa of Candice, Robert and Russell. Predeceased by his sister Mildred and brothers Earl, Frank and Dennis. Loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Jim was a long time employee of Robertson Building Systems and Firestone Canada. Jim had a passion for golf and for all who played the game. Many thanks to Dr. Price and nurse Mary, to all staff at St. Peter’s Hospital, especially Joyce Kirsch, Debbie, Nancy and Doris. A special thanks to caregiver Frank Endicott. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation to be held at Cresmount Funeral Home (905-387-2111) on Friday, February 3, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church (20 Idlewood Avenue) on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. “Fairways and greens Grampa Forever”

Ronald Lindsay

LINDSAY, Ronald. At Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, January 29, 2006. Ronald Lindsay of Simcoe, formerly of Nanticoke in his 56th year. Beloved father of Lynn and Brian West and Tanya Lindsay and Ron Best. Grandfather of Brian jr., Lexis, Maddy and Gordie. Brother of Marian Parker, David and Marilyn Lindsay, Dalton and Bea Lindsay, Betty and Ron Clarkson, Wayne and Mareea Lindsay, and Larry and Judy Lindsay. Predeceased by John (1993), Ralph (2004), Doreen Stone (1996), Roy (1996) and Robert (1966). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Ron will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Nanticoke Union Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

Published January 25, 2006

Stella Castles

CASTLES, Stella, at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, in her 99th year. Predeceased by her husband Jack (1982). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bill and Helen of Port Dover and Bob and Shirley of Simcoe. Cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of nine. Predeceased by her brother, Orville Newell and sister, Nellie McBride. Stella will be sadly missed by her family and friends and fondly remembered for her great sense of humour and her love of playing cards, especially at the Sergeants Mess. Visitation was Friday, January 20, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530). Funeral Service was held Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Jim Wencell officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

John W. Sherlock

SHERLOCK, John W. (Retired Canadian Gypsum Weston Plant). Peacefully Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at William Osler Health Centre – Etobicoke Campus in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Laurel (nee Strople) for 49 wonderful years. Loving father of Shelley (Stewart) McAuley, Robert (Laura) Cannon-Sherlock, Lisa (David Zhu) and Jeffrey (Heather). Devoted Grandpa ‘Hop’ of Connor, Callum, Tristan, Bronwen, Isabel, Meredith and Stephen. Dear brother of Evelyn Maxwell, and brother-in-law of Bob (Elsie) Strople, Marie Pos and Doreen Strople. John will be sadly missed by all his family and many close friends. A visitation and service were held at the Ward Funeral Home (Weston Chapel). Cremation. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to john.sherlock@wardfh.com.

Published January 18, 2006

Ena Swarts

SWARTS, Ena Edna. Peacefully at the Gardenview Residence, Townsend on Friday, January 13, 2006 in her 91st year. Beloved aunt of Gerald, Keith, Glen, Brian, and Ronnie Swarts of Port Dover, Marilyn Cooper of Selkirk and their families. Dear sister-in-law of Eva Swarts of Simcoe. Predeceased by her parents Leslie and Edith (Waterbury) Swarts, sister Pearl Greig, and brothers Johnny and Charles. Ena was known to many students as she taught in the Haldimand schools for 44 years. She had a passion for flowers especially geraniums and was a pioneer for the school beautification project. The family will honour her life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, Hagersville on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Selkirk Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, W.H.G.H. Auxiliary or the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Published January 11, 2006

Eric Exton

EXTON, Eric of Port Dover (formerly of Alliston) at McMaster University Medical Centre, on Sunday, January 8, 2006 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Doreen for 51 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Lynne and Don Barclay of Glen Williams, Barry and Trish of Calgary, Dale and Cindy of Calgary, Susan and Dennis Whiteside of Otterville, Lloyd and Candy of Everett, and Jane Exton of Toronto. Much loved grandfather of Sandra, Jennifer, Jeff, Allie, Jill, Dylan, Travis, Chelsea, Kayley, Jake, Thomas and Christopher. Will be fondly remembered by his sister Val Lloyd of England. Eric and Doreen moved to Port Dover 13 years ago. Eric was a devoted family man, and loved spending time with Doreen, his children and grandchildren, playing cards or just enjoying their company. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Eric was employed by the North York Board of Education for more than 25 years. Family and friends are invited to call for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 from 12 noon to 2 p.m., followed by a Service to Celebrate Eric’s life in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Howard Watson officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing donations to Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

Published January 4, 2006

William Gilbert Newton

NEWTON, William Gilbert. Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Brantford in his 88th year on Monday, December 26, 2005. Predeceased by his loving wife Maryann (September 19, 2005). Dear father of Gil and Irene of Port Dover, Pat and Rosemary of Brantford, Joan and Vernon of Powell River, BC, and Jack and Dianne of Brantford. Precious grandfather and great-grandfather of Wendy and Scott and their children Alexander and Christopher; Jennifer and John-Paul and their son Benjamin; Jason and Ronda and their children Spencer, Taylor and MacKenzie. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held in the New Year for both Bill and Mary with interment of ashes at a future date in the family plot in Bras d’Or, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, Brantford 752-4331. If wished, memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. The family would like to thank Dr. Hammerich, Dr. Desai, Dr. Hadley, all the staff of the John Noble Home day care program, respite care, Cockshutt Place and the C.C.A.C. for all their help and support over the past ten years. A very special thank you to all the staff at Lilac Lane at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre and Cockshutt Place at the John Noble Home for the tender loving care they gave to both Bill and his family over the past five years. To Kelly, Jennifer and Katrina you have been angels and we will never be able to thank you enough. A tree will be planted in memory of Bill in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.www.beckettglaves.com.

Joyce Cavell Russ

RUSS, Joyce Cavell (nee Reid). On 23 December 2005 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe with her family called to her bedside: Bob (and Joan) of Kitchener, Steve (and Judy) of Hamilton, Kerry of Welland, and Joy Rees of Brantford, and Joyce’s grandson Brandon of Guelph. Joyce is also survived by her two sisters, Frances Minton of Aurora and Wilda King of Richmond Hill, her brother-in-law Syd (and Peggy) of Dunnville, sister-in-law and friend Wilma Reid of Sarnia, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Joyce’s ashes will be interred with those of her husband, George, who predeceased her in 2003, at Oakwood Cemetery in Simcoe. The interment and a service are planned by the family for the Spring, the time to be announced. Notes of consolation may be sent to the family in care of the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe ON, N3Y 2W4. (519-426-1314).

 

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