Death Notices Jan. to Dec. 2007

 

Published December 2007

Lee Brown

BROWN, Leith Lorenz “Lee” – with his family at his side at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband of 55+ years to Elizabeth “Betty” Brown (nee Leivers) of Port Dover. Cherished father and grandfather of David Milton and his wife Gail of Elliott Lake, their children Dennis (Melanie), Betty, Daniel & Gillian; Leslie Brown of Toronto; Brian and his wife Wendy of Milton, their children James, Christopher & Sarah; Karen Valenta and her husband Garry of Brampton, their children Aaron & Kendyl; and Andrew and his wife Marlene of Sault St. Marie, their children Nicole (Larry) & Melissa (Ryan). Proud great grandfather of Macaylae, Riley, Olivia and Gavin. Lovingly remembered by his sisters Lois Lewis, Nina Moody, Shirley Reeves (Ashton), Beatrice Reeves (Carl) and brothers Clifford, Donald (Marion), Charley (Frances) and Robert (Joan). Lee is also survived by his sisters-in-law Annie and Arlene Brown. Predeceased by his son Paul (1972), a sister Ella Reeves and brothers Harley, Fayne & Dale Brown. Lee was an active member of the Hoss Card Club, the Lion’s Den Senior’s Group and the Port Dover Lawn Bowling Club. Friends were invited to share their memories of Lee with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Thursday, December 20th, 2007. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday morning with Reverend Dr. Timothy Dobbin officiating. Memorial donations payable to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Asthma Society of Canada or the Norfolk General Hospital were gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com

 

Don Snow

SNOW, Donald Arthur – peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, in his 71st year. Husband of Patricia (Porter), dear father of Brad (Beverly), Brooke (Linda), Brian (Christine), Blair (Laura), and brother-in-law of Cindy (Dave). Proud grandfather to Matthew, Michael, Marcus, Brooke, Cole, Randie, Hannah, Carson, Tristyn and Peyton. Don moved to Port Dover when he was 16. From an early age, Don had an interest in agriculture. After high school, he was employed at W.F. Kolbe, where he managed the feed mill until 1970. From there, he was employed at the Waterford and Simcoe branches of the Norfolk Co-Operative Ltd. There, he served as a feed program manager, specializing in the poultry division until his retirement in 1996. Don was an avid sportsman. He was a member of numerous baseball teams in Hagersville and Port Dover. Over the years, he loved to golf and fish with friends and family. Family life with Don revolved around his love for hockey. His greatest highlight as a player was being part of the 1961-62 Intermediate B “Sailors” OHA Championship team. Don was also a founding member of the Port Dover Oldtimers Hockey team. For three decades he enjoyed contributing to the development of countless young hockey players in the Port Dover Minor Hockey system. He also served as Treasurer of the Junior D “Sailors” for many years. As a grandparent, he hardly missed a game when his grandchildren were playing hockey. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and Dover Dairy Bar buddies. Friends called at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover for visitation on Saturday, December 22, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of life service will take place at the Port Dover Legion on Friday, December 28, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to McMaster Children’s Hospital or to Port Dover Minor Hockey. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

June Tucker

TUCKER, June (nee Davidson) passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on December 22nd, 2007 in her 92nd year. Dear wife of Thomas for over 64 years. Loving mother of Robert (Georgie) and Raymond (Carol). Devoted grandmother of Cathy, John, Mike and Chris and great grandmother of 7. She will be dearly missed by many other family members and friends. Friends will be received at the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, on Wednesday, December 26th, from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be hled in the Chapel on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

A tree will be planted in memory of June in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest. www.beckettglaves.com

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bill Henschel

HENSCHEL, William “Bill” formerly of Hamilton at his residence in Port Dover on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 in his 85th year. Cherished husband of Wiltraut. Devoted and loving father of Werner of Burlington, Ingrid Cope (David) of Stoney Creek and Janet Henschel (Manel Albert) of Richmond Hill. Proud grandfather of Daniel, Grant and Cheri. Bill was a long time employee of Stelco Steel, Hamilton. He was a devoted family man and will be fondly remembered for his entertaining stories and comical nature. A funeral service for Mr. Henschel will be held Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the chapel at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Main St. Hamilton. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519 583-1530).

 

Leona Honsberger

HONSBERGER – Vera Leona “Tiny” (Nee Buchner). Born July 24, 1922 in Port Rowan. Leona lived most of her life in Tillsonburg and passed away at Norview Lodge in Simcoe on December 15, 2007 at the age of 85. She is survived by son Wayne and Sandra Honsberger of Simcoe and daughter Joanne and Nick DiPierdomenico of Amherstburg; five grandsons: Jim Honsberger of Simcoe, Mike Honsberger of Vancouver, Brad DiPierdomenico of Windsor and Brian and Trevor DiPierdomenico of Amherstburg and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Clayton, 26 December 1993, sister Norma Coombs, infant daughter Joan, and special friend Les Cowan. Leona served in the CWAC in Ottawa during World War II, achieving the rank of Sergeant. She was a long time employee of The Tillsonburg News. She travelled extensively, visiting Egypt, Australia, Tahiti, Jamaica, and many European countries. After retiring, she enjoyed playing cards at the Tillsonburg Seniors Centre and at the Legion. Thanks to all the caring staff at Norview during her recent and all too brief time there. Cremation has taken place. Following Leona’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her life at the Tillsonburg Seniors Centre, 45 Hardy St. between 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2007. A noon meal will be provided. Instead of flowers a donation to the Tillsonburg Seniors Centre, the Norview Lodge Redevelopment Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The Baldock Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 519-426-0291. www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 Published Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Marion Hughes

HUGHES, Marion Elizabeth – Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home in Port Ryerse overlooking the lake on Thursday, December 6, 2007. Mrs. Marion Hughes in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold (2002). Loving mother of Marjorie Jeavons and her husband Peter of Brantford, William Hughes of Port Ryerse and the late Helen Kellam (1996). Cherished grandma to Cara (Ray), Lee (Peggy), Lynn, and Dwayne. Great Nana Marion to Savannah, Adrian, Mitchell, Niki and Shawna. Predeceased by her brother Walter “Bud” Curtis. Marion will be sadly missed by other relatives and friends and nephew Richard Curtis and his wife Faye. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, December 7, 2007 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe. Funeral service was conducted at the Grace United Church, 18 Chapman St. W, Port Dover on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment took place at Langton Baptist Cemetery on Monday at 11:00 a.m. If so desired, donations may be made in Marion’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. An Eastern Star Service was held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. on Friday evening. Online condolences may be made at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Ross Thompson

THOMPSON, W. Ross of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Thursday, December 6, 2007 in his 94th year. Predeceased by his wife Betsy (2003). Dearly loved father of Catherine and her husband Ed Rheinlander of Stoney Creek and Rob and his wife Barb of Tottenham. Much loved grandfather of Kimberly and her husband John Koczan and Robyn and her husband Steve Hrab and great grandfather of Taylor, Megan and Lucas. Dear brother of Helen Thompson. Ross was a life long resident of Port Dover, serving the community in many ways. He was a former member of the I.O.O.F., and Past Commodore of Port Dover Yacht Club. Ross was the former owner/operator of Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover until 1978. He also operated Thompson Furniture Store on Main Street with his family. In his spare time he loved to be on his boat fishing or spending time at his cottage or boat house. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Visitation for Mr. Thompson was Sunday, December 9, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530), followed by the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Rte. Rev. Clarence Mitchell officiated, followed by cremation. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or H/N Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Bob Wagenaar

WAGENAAR, Bauke ‘Bob’, of Port Dover, died Thursday, December 6, 2007 in his 88th year at Norfolk General Hospital. Loving husband of 57 years of Joanne. Much loved father of Anna of Waterford, Christina (Randy) of Minden, Helen (Keith) of Port Dover, Carol (Jim) of St. Marten, Cathy of San Francisco, Robert (Sandy) of Port Dover and Bobbi (George) of Port Dover. Proud Pake of Kim, Robby (Kathy), Meaghan (Francois), Whipper (Lil), Lenny, Trevor (Tasha), Lindsay (Ryan), Lacey (Cory), Nicholas and Lucas. He also had six beautiful great grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by his large extended family, especially his sister Tina Spoelstra. Predeceased by his parents Bartele and Bontje Wagenaar and brother Chris, and sisters Christina and Eke. Bob and Joanne immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1951 and he worked as a bricklayer most of his life. He was very proud of his Frisian heritage, and also of his Canadian citizenship. Bob was an avid soccer player and coach for many years in Simcoe. He was a lifelong socialist and a member of the New Democratic Party. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share memories on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service of Remembrance will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at The Beach House, Walker Street, Port Dover. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

David Wieger

WEIGER – Special Agent Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger, 28, of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was killed November 1, 2007 in Balad, Iraq. David was a graduate of Westmoorland County Community College studying Law Enforcement before enlisting in the Air Force in 1999. He was a Technical Services Agent at AFOSI Detachment 303 Travis AFB California. Prior to going to Iraq he served in Alaska, Hawaii and Korea. He is survived by his parents Michael and Brenda Wieger of Irwin PA. David was the grandson of the late Robt. and Jean (Bruley) Wieger of San Francisco. His Aunt Sylvia Bruley and cousins Steve and Jeff Bruley attended the full military funeral in North Huntington, PA. on November 10, 2007.

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Vivien Evans

EVANS (Butler), Vivien Emma – Passed away peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Thursday, November 29, 2007. Mrs. Vivien Evans (Butler) of Simcoe was born in Vittoria on February 1, 1922. Daughter of the late Gord Schram and Voilet Montross. Dearly loved mother of Patricia Snively of Port Dover, John Butler (Marilyn) of Port Dover, Paul Butler (Anne) of St. Williams, Dale Collins (Fred) of Scarborough and Darryl Evans of Simcoe, daughter-in-law Sue Butler of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Survived by brothers Hubert Schram (Hazel), Douglas Schram (Pauline), sisters Polly Morris and Sandra Cope all of Simcoe. Predeceased by her first husband Harry Kirk Butler of Forestville (1945), son William Butler (2006), granddaughter Cheryl Snively (1962), grandson Leslie Snively (1981), great grandson Brandon Snively (1982) and son-in-law LeRoy Snively (2006), brothers Gerald, Eugene, Leroy, Russell, sisters Madeline, Mildred, Kathleen and Audrey. Vivien was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 158 Port Dover. She was retired from the Port Dover Nursing Home. Vivien loved to travel and spent many vacations in Daytona Beach, Florida. She will be sadly missed by good friends Isabell Havens and Helen Little. Friends were invited to meet with the family at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe on Monday, December 3, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service was conducted on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ken Martin officiating. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Forestville. Donations may be made in Vivien’s memory to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 158 Port Dover or a charity of your choice. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

Bernie Thompson

THOMPSON, Bernadine Ann “Bernie” (nee Costello) of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in her 75th year. Beloved and cherished wife of Guy (Dr. S.F. Thompson). Devoted and loving mother and mother-in-law of Liana Thompson and Lawrence MacAdam and Marshall Thompson and Eva VanEvery all of Port Dover. Loving grandmother of Mya, Allegra and Cadell. Dear sister of Celeste McCreight, Maureen Denomme, and sister-in-law of Grace Costello. Predeceased by her parents William and Katherine Costello, mother-in-law, Evelyn Ashley, brothers Sylvester Costello, Bert Costello and James Costello and sisters Eileen Chisholm and Ursula Rennick. Bernie was an active long time member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and the C.W.L (past president). She loved travelling and playing golf, especially with Guy. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she cherished them and loved being with them. Bernie gave much to the Port Dover Community and she and Guy were honoured as “Citizens of the Year” 2006. Bernie will be missed greatly and lovingly remembered by her family and many friends. The family received friends on Friday, November 30, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530). Parish prayers were said at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 1 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd. Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia, Celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing, donations to St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Brett Joel Parker

PARKER, Brett Joel – Suddenly, at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at the age of seven months. Loving infant son of Brandon and Tina Parker. Dear brother of Jakob Joel Parker. Dear grandson of Brent and Wendy Parker, and Bill and Cheryl Cunningham. Nephew of Brandi and Joshua. Great grandson of Lois and Miles Chanady, Janet Markus, and Irene Cunningham of Port Dover. Great nephew of Davis Markus. Predeceased by great grandparents Lucy & Kenneth Meade, Lovie & Elmer Cunningham and great great grandmother Cowe (2007, USA). Also survived by several other family members. The family honoured his life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, 60 Main Street South, Hagersville, on Saturday, November 24, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation followed with a private burial of cremated remains to be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network.

 

Published November 2007

Brett Joel Parker

PARKER, Brett Joel – Suddenly, at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at the age of seven months. Loving infant son of Brandon and Tina Parker. Dear brother of Jakob Joel Parker. Dear grandson of Brent and Wendy Parker, and Bill and Cheryl Cunningham. Nephew of Brandi and Joshua. Great grandson of Lois and Miles Chanady, Janet Markus, and Irene Cunningham of Port Dover. Great nephew of Davis Markus. Predeceased by great grandparents Lucy & Kenneth Meade, Lorrie & Elmer Cunningham and great great grandmother Cowe (2007, USA). Also survived by several other family members. The family will honour his life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, 60 Main Street South, Hagersville, on Saturday, November 24, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow with a private burial of cremated remains to be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Published November 14, 2007

Albert Malloni

MALLONI, Albert of Port Dover (formerly of Hamilton), after a short illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Thursday, November 8, 2007 in his 57th year. Albert joined his father Umberto to take his place in the loving arms of the Lord. Beloved husband and best friend of Amy. Albert is survived by his mother, Anita, his sisters Laura (Jim) McFadden, Rosemary (Frank) Piantoni, his brother Len (Mary) all of Hamilton, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Margaret Hankforth of Ohio and brother-in-law John Hankforth and his wife Yun of California. Also survived by nine nephews and nieces and six great nephews and nieces. Albert worked for Parkview Nursing Centre for 20 years and was an active member of S.E.I.U. In keeping with Albert’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation was Monday, November 12, 2007 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by a Service to Celebrate Albert’s life at 8 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Rev. Gloria Lecomte officiated. A Memorial Mass for the repose of his soul has been scheduled at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hamilton on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. For those wishing donations to the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. Special thanks to the many doctors, nurses and technical staff in the I.C.U. at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Norfolk General Hospital. No words can describe our gratitude for the professional, sensitive and compassionate care that our husband, son and brother received.

“Pray for us Wilber”

Lea Robinson

ROBINSON, Charles “Lea” of Port Dover on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 76th year. Beloved husband of 54 years of Betty. Loving father and father-in-law of Ron and Linda of Port Dover and Rick and Julie of Simcoe. Cherished grandfather of Michelle and Dave McRae, Kerri Robinson, and Jeremy, Justin and Jenelle Robinson, great grandfather of Kalan and Logan McRae. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Russell and Lillian of Port Ryerse, Alvin and Janice of St. Catharines, Joe and Connie of Port Dover, Victor and Linda of Burlington, Annie and Ora Mason of Port Dover, Marie and Vic Powell of Dunnville and Rhea and Jim Mummery of Simcoe. Lea was a life long truck driver, working for Ivey’s, Booth’s and Kolbe’s. He will be sadly missed, but his family will hold fond memories of him especially his great sense of humour. Friends met with the family on Friday, November 9, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Lea’s life was held Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society of Haldimand/Norfolk would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Published November 7, 2007

Mary Clark

CLARK, Mary, – of Port Dover, Ontario, passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday November 3, 2007 at age 63. Beloved wife of Robert Clark. Dear mother of Steve Clark of Simcoe and Laurie Clark (Paul Blunt) of London. Will be sadly missed by her brother Ronald Fehrman (Marg) of Selkirk and sisters Leatha Kooger (Brian) of Rainham Centre, Yvonne Atkinson (Larry) of Hagersville and Patricia Feere (Brian) of Simcoe. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Gathering in memory of Mary will be held at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe on Saturday, November 10, 2007 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Baldock’s 519-426-0291.www.baldockfuneralhome.com

Clair McDonald

McDONALD, Clair Richards of Port Dover, formerly of Toronto, on Friday, November 2, 2007, at Norfolk General Hospital, in his 80th year. Beloved husband and best friend of 49 years, Dena. Cherished and loving father of Carla McDonald of Toronto and Lynn McIntosh of Bolton. Proud grandfather of Kelsea and Jamie McIntosh. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bernice and Murray Fraser of London, Bill and Gail McDonald of Brampton, and Ron and Shirley McDonald of Appin, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Clair was a retired pilot and worked for Air Canada for 35 years, flying was his love and his passion. In keeping with Clair’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For those wishing donations to the Salvation Army or the Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Published October 2007

Doreen Abernethy

ABERNETHY, Doreen Eleanor of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with several illnesses, passed away on October 24, 2007 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of 63 years to Douglas. Loving mother to Joanne and Geoff Barr. Dear Nana to Tracey & Josh and Patrick & Emma. Very proud great Nana to Jackson, Charlotte and Reghan. In keeping with Doreen’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Gordon Partridge

PARTRIDGE, Gordon Edward. It is with love and much sadness that the family announces Gord’s passing, in his 84th year on October 24, 2007 at McMaster Medical Centre in Hamilton, after a very courageous battle with COPD. He was an extremely proud D-Day veteran, graduated in ’52 from U. of T. Engineering/Business, and was a Faculty member of Mohawk College and Chairman of IMT, started Co-operative Education at Mohawk, Charter member of International Co-op, Cafce President 74-75, 75-76, recipient of the Barber Award from Cafce 1989. He was called “Mr. Co-op”, was a member of Dawn Patrol in Hamilton, was an owner of Especially Cats, Bronte Harbour in Oakville, a member of the Port Dover Lions Club and started the Lions Gala, Dance of the Roses fundraiser for Norfolk General Hospital and a member of Port Dover Legion Branch 158. His kindness, generosity, humour and quick wit will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially Gloria, soul mate and love of his life, his beloved children Martin (Wendy), Mary (Wayne Lilley), Kathy and Vivian McColl (David), grandchildren Erin, Jacob, James, Andrew and Graham, his sister Marjorie Spooner, many nieces and nephews, especially Janine and Arnold. Extended family Loreen and Elise Hodgins (Jim Carter), Diahn and Cary Drummond. Thanks to Dr. S. Pugsley of the Firestone Inst. For Respiratory Health for 27 years of care. In keeping with Gord’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family received friends at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Saturday, October 28, 2007, 2-4 p.m. & 7-8 p.m. Service of Celebration of Gord’s life was held Monday, October 29, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman St. & St. George Sts.). Legion and Lions Services preceded the service. Reception followed at Legion Br. 158, Market Street., Port Dover. In lieu of flowers, memorable donations to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, Simcoe, Ont., would be appreciated.

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Marie Powell

POWELL, Marie Dora, peacefully at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband Robert (2003). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jim and Bonnie of Niagara Falls, David and June of Burlington, and Nancy Randall of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of eleven. Dearly loved sister of Nellie Sicklesteel of Townsend, sister-in-law of Isabel Powell and Peggy & George Burcham all of Port Dover. Predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Marie was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church for many years. Cremation has taken place. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, October 19, 2007, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530. A service to celebrate Marie’s life was held Saturday, October 20, 2007, 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (St. George and Market Sts.). Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Betty Anne Lawrence

Lawrence – Mrs. Betty Anne Lawrence of William Street, Delhi passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Thursday, October 4, 2007 in her 52nd year. The former Betty Anne O’Brien, beloved wife of Todd Lawrence. Loving mother of Shelby O’Brien. Cherished grandmother of Hailey and Emily O’Brien. Dear sister of Susan Aitkens (Scott), Hagersville, Eugene Weirmier (Donalda), High River, Alberta and Wayne Weirmier (Lilly), Comox, B.C. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Thomas O’Brien and Mary Weirmier. Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for a Memorial Service in the Chapel on Thursday, October 11th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bryan Robertson officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service time. Private Family Inurnment to follow at a later date. Donations to the Charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Alan “Squeak” Matthews

MATTHEWS, Alan Mason (Squeak) of Port Dover on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife Golda (Field) 1980. Loving and devoted Dad of Donna Brisseau and her friend Ed VanEeckhaute of Port Dover and Edward of Tillsonburg. Special grandpa of Sandy McGarrity and her friend Brian Bennett of Waterford and Susie Brisseau of Port Dover. Loving great grandpa of Matthew and Cassie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Alice and Ernest Doughty of Woodbine, Mae and Jim Lawrie of Simcoe, and Mary Matthews of Jarvis. Also survived by son-in-law Dick Brisseau, special grandpa of Doug McGarrity and his friend Dianne. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Annie (Hyde), great grandson Shawn Douglas McGarrity (1992), and brothers Carl and Murray. Will be sadly missed by his dogs. Alan was employed by T.A. Ivey’s for 42 years. Squeak loved his pride and joy, his 1940 tractor, which he used to plow gardens and clear snow not only for himself but for the neighbours too. He loved to spend time with his great grandchildren whenever possible. Friends met with the family on Saturday, September 29, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, September 30, 2007, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service to celebrate Alan’s life was Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Streets) Port Dover. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca.

Dan Mitchell

MITCHELL, Danny Bruce. At the Hamilton General Hospital, on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, as the result of an unfortunate accident, Dan Mitchell of Jarvis, at the age of 41 years. Loving father of Dalton and Owen. Beloved son of Hugh and Mary Mitchell of R.R.1, Jarvis. Dear brother of Dave of London, Mike and Sharon of Hagersville, Susan and Philip Sidenberg of Caledonia, Scott of Burlington, and Julie and Mark Vanni of Hagersville. Uncle of Debbie, Stacey and Herb; Jon, Matt, Jenny and Abbey; Jamie and Sarah; Nate and Tessa, and great uncle of 5 great nieces and nephews. Dan is also survived by many uncles, aunts and cousins. Dan was a member of Balmoral United Church and an employee of Rassaun Steel. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis on Friday, September 28, 2007, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Dan was held at Cooper Funeral Home on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 11 a.m. Interment Balmoral United Church, Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to a trust fund for Dalton and Owen. Donations may be made at Cooper Funeral Home or The Royal Bank, Hagersville. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family atwww.cooperfuneralhome.ca.

Sheila Pearson

PEARSON, Sheila Elaine (nee Wells), on Monday, October 1, 2007 lost her courageous battle to cancer in her 49th year. She leaves behind her loving husband and best friend Glenn. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of John Wells and his wife Betty of Port Dover, Bill Wells and his wife Joanne of Sussex, N.B., Garry Wells of Tillsonburg and Vaughon Wells and friend Lorraine of Sussex, N.B., Joan Kaloustian and friend Al of Florida, and Joyce Lutes and her husband Wayne of Port Elgin, N.B., Jeff Pearson and his wife Isabel of Kitchener and Mary Jean Hiscox and her husband Rick of Owen Sound. Will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and her very special nephew Dean. Sheila grew up in Sussex, New Brunswick, in 1992 she moved to Port Dover. She worked at the Erie Beach Hotel for the past 15 years. All her friends at the Erie Beach will sadly miss her. A special thanks to her two sisters Joan and Joyce, who were with her through the whole ordeal and to Pam Schneider who was always there to be a faithful friend and of great help to both Sheila and Glenn. In keeping with Sheila’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Service to Celebrate Sheila’s life will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). Rev. Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530).

George Randall

RANDALL, George Edward (Noon) – Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 27th, 2007 in his 90th year. George was the beloved husband and best friend of the late Margaret Helen Randall (nee Maguire) for 57 years. Loving father of Ron (Gerrie), Port Dover; Lois Barton (Dave), Cobourg; Dennis (Rose Lantz), Port Dover; Karen Kettle (Ken), Cobourg; Dale of Toronto; and Scott (Jennifer), Whitby. Dear Grandfather of Bradley, Kelly Ann Keenan (Kevin), Adrienne, Greg Barton (Rachel), Sarah Barton, Jason (Kathleen), Anthony (Erica Cameron), and Ryan (Laura Watt), William Kettle, Jessica & Christopher. Cherished great grandfather to Liam, Nolan, Alistair and Sara. Loving brother to Betty Stevenson and brother-in-law to Irene Hargreaves and George Clark. Predeceased by siblings Florence, Evelyn, Marjorie, Cecilia, Joseph, Douglas, Clifford, and Dolly. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. George was the owner and postmaster of the Centreton General Store for twenty-three years. He was also the unofficial ‘mayor, fire chief, and dog catcher’. George had a second career as the ‘weigh master’ for Harden and King Construction retiring in 1983. Visitation at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, on Monday, October 1, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. A 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service was held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, with visitation an hour before the service. Interment at Cobourg Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of your choice. The Randall family send their heartfelt thanks to extended family members, friends, neighbours, Dr. Cross and staff, VONs (especially Leslie and Mary), Access (Donna and Anna), and Veteran Affairs for the care and support provided over the last several months. Condolences received over the internet at www.MacCoubrey.com (905-372-5132). “Death sets the soul at liberty to fly” (Thomas May).

Nellie Ryerse

RYERSE, Nellie May of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 in her 79th year. Predeceased by her husband Leo. Dearly loved companion of Wray Hutchinson. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gerald and Donna of Brantford, Donald and Debbie of Norwich, Raymond of Brantford, Larry and Debbie of Hamilton, Allan and Caterina of Port Dover, Ruth Martin and Paul of Vittoria, Thelma Scott of Port Dover, Patricia Taylor and Don of Brantford, and Betty Ann McFadzean and Art of Port Dover. Much loved grandmother of sixteen, great grandmother of nine and great great grandmother of two. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Fred Lavers and Judy of Simcoe, Mary Welch and Bill of Port Dover and Dave Laskey of Kingsville. Predeceased by her sister Edna Laskey and son-in-law Chuck Scott. Nellie will be sadly missed by her children and fondly remembered by the friends she danced with. Friends were invited to meet with the family Thursday, September 27, 2007, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Nellie’s life was held Friday, September 28, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters @nornet.on.ca.

 

Published September 2007

Alice Browne

BROWNE – Alice Louisa: Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Thursday, September 20, 2007. Mrs. Alice Browne of Port Dover in her 84th year. Daughter of the late Theobald and Marjorie Barrett, she was the much beloved wife of the late William Browne (1987). Survived by her loving daughters: Charlotte Boerkamp and her husband Mark and Norah Glendinning, all of Simcoe. Cherished grandchildren: Tosha Boerkamp (Jonny Weir), Rebecca Holly (Tyson) and Lauren Glendinning; sisters, Mary Burfoot and Emily Molewyk; brother, Harry Barrett and his wife Joan, all of Port Dover; sisters-in-law, Barbara Browne and Sandra Blake and her husband Bob, all of Simcoe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Monday, September 24, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Anglican Church, corner of Highway 24 and St. John’s Road. Reverend Tony Bouwmeester officiated, followed by interment at St. John’s Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to St. John’s Anglican Church or to the Simcoe and District Humane Society. www.baldockfuneralhome.com.

Published September 19, 2007

Anna ‘Rita’ Blake

BLAKE, Anna ‘Rita’, of Port Dover, at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, September 14, 2007. She was born in Woodhouse Township on December 8, 1921, the daughter of the late Edward and Ursula (Columbus) Blake. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Mary Smith of Brantford, Mary Blake of Port Elgin, Eleanor Blake of Bradford and Michael Farrell of Sydney Forks, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She will be fondly remembered by her 42 nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by sisters Kathleen (1991) and Helen (1999) and brothers Joseph (1923), Daniel (1982), Lawrence (2001) and Gerald (2001). Rita was a member of St. Cecilia’s Parish, Port Dover and belonged to the Catholic Women’s League. For most of her life she cared for people, first, the First Nations youth in Brantford and northern Ontario, and later, caring for the elderly in their homes. In her retirement she volunteered at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, which in later years became her home. Visitation for Rita was Monday, September 17, 2007, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church (Lynn Park Rd.) Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Lowell Brown

BROWN, Lowell Edward on Friday, September 14, 2007 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Hilda (Moore) Brown (2000). Dearly loved uncle of many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Will be missed by his special friend Van Brett. Predeceased by his parents George Edward Brown and Mary Elizabeth Forrest, sister Helen Loveday (1984) and brother Orloff W. Brown (1992). Lowell was a veteran of WWII with Highland Light Infantry of Canada for five years, went into France on D-Day with the unit and served in European theatre as Platoon Sgt. with Carrier Platoon. He was wounded in France and again in Holland 21 days before VE Day and was awarded the Oak Leaf by the King’s Order. He was a member of the H.L.I. Association in Galt, Kitchener and Brantford. He was employed by Booth Transport for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was also past member of the Who Did It Club. In keeping with Lowell’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Lowell’s life will be held Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (St. George & Market Sts.) Port Dover. Officiated by his good friend Rt. Rev. Clarence Mitchell, Rev. Canon Bob Schroeder and Father Kendall Reimer. For those wishing donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund or London Health Sciences would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published September 12, 2007

TERESA BOOTSMA

BOOTSMA, Tetje (Teresa). ‘As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.’ Ps. 42:1

On Saturday, September 8, 2007, our Lord called to Glory, Teresa (Tetje) Bootsma (nee Wiersma), His child, our beloved Mem, Beppe, Super Beppe, in her 93rd year. Teresa was born in Koudum, Friesland, The Netherlands on November 11, 1914. She was the dear wife of Wilfred (Wiebe) (1993) for 57 years. Together with their children, they immigrated to Canada in 1957, settling on a dairy farm in Marburg, Ontario in 1958. Mrs. Bootsma lived the last 3 months at Parkview Meadows, ‘Gardenview’ in Townsend. Mem will always be remembered for her hard work and exquisite hand-work. Dear Mem to 11 children: Harry and Paula Bootsma of Brantford, Pat and Dick (2002) Mostert of Newcastle; infant twins (1939), Jack and Ankje Bootsma of Port Dover, Bill and Gertie Bootsma of Forest, Shirley and Dick Rauwerda of Jarvis, Stuart and Jackie Bootsma of Ancaster, Wilfred Bootsma of Brantford, Jessy Bootsma of Toronto and Wendy and Rick Verkerk of Caledonia. Beloved Beppe to 47 grandchildren and Super Beppe to 92 great grandchildren. Predeceased by one granddaughter, two great granddaughters as well as her siblings in Holland. Teresa is survived by three sisters-in-law, Janke Wiersma, Jeltje DeJong, Sjirkje Harkema and brother-in-law Wiepke and wife Wiepie Bootsma. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Following a family graveside service at Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, friends joined with the family for a Funeral Service held at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church, Jarvis on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Donations to Jarvis District Christian School would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca.

JOE JAQUES

JAQUES – Joseph of Port Dover at his brother’s home, on Monday, September 3, 2007 in his 68th year. Celebration of Life gathering will be held in Joe’s memory at the Norfolk Hotel, hosted by ‘House’ Milner and friends, there will be guest musicians including Fred Eaglesmith. There will be a pot luck and the bar will be open. Everyone welcome, Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 3 p.m. and will be continuous. Anyone needing additional info may call ‘House’ at 519-583-2895. For those wishing donations to the Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made on Sunday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530).

CHARLIE LONG

LONG – Charles Douglas, of Port Dover at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on September 7, 2007 in his 80th year. Predeceased by his parents Craig and Elsie Long. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Joseph, Frances (Dorien) Smith, Phoebe Chapman, Alfred, Thelma Partridge, Robert (Jean), Peggy (Norm) Tremblay, Frederick (Bernice) and Shirley. Will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Jim and his wife Viola, brother Mid, sister Mabel Diggins and her husband Walter, sister-in-law Irene and brothers-in-law Doug Chapman and Harold Partridge. Charlie was an avid sports fan, especially local Port Dover hockey. He spent many hours reading and enjoyed spending time in the garden. He will be sadly missed by all his family. Friends met with the family on Monday, September 10, 2007 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Cremation followed. Memorial donations to the H/N Alzheimers Society would be appreciated.

Published September 5, 2007

DOUG DENTON

DENTON, Douglas – Peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital, on Friday, August 31, 2007. Devoted and loving husband to Edith (Edie), nee Durand, for 62 years; loving father of John (2002) and Josie, Rick and Edna, Paul (Toronto) and Deena and Ed Wojtowicz (Port Dover). Doug was a loving Pop to grandchildren David Denton, Michael Denton, Erin Denton and Larry Smith, Kerry and Kirk Boone, Lisa and Bill Gleason, Joey Kish, Deanna Kish and Graham Wolfe, and Debbie and Steve Gyorki. Doug cherished his great grandchildren: Beth and Taylor, Jordan, Olivia, and Karsen, Lexi, Cam and Jenna, Mia and Jaxon, John and Laura, Kaitlynn and Hayden. Doug enjoyed his memberships in the following organizations: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 158 (Life Member, MSM, Palm Leaf, Past Zone Commander B1, Past District Executive Member) Air Force Club of Brantford (Past President, Life Member), Brant Masonic Lodge #45. Doug was a member of the RCAF and was a Veteran of WWII. He was retired from Westinghouse. Friends were received at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover on Monday, September 3, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Please call the funeral home at 519-583-1530 for details regarding the Masonic Service, the Legion Service, and the Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, Heart and Stoke Foundation, or the Alzheimer Society.

JOE JAQUES

JAQUES – Joseph Jaques of Port Dover passed away at his brother’s home on Monday, September 3, 2007 in his 68th year. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530 and were incomplete at press time.

SUSAN AILEEN POPE

POPE—Susan Aileen of Port Dover on Sunday, September 2, 2007 in her 47th year, after a courageous and determined battle with cancer. Cherished daughter of Bob and Doreen Pope of Port Dover and Kathleen Pope of Hamilton. Dear sister of Debbie (Randy) Hines, Robert (Donna), Terry (Jo-Anne), and Adam. Stepsister of Fiona (Alexi) Zawadski and Paul (Melinda) Smith. Proud and loving aunt of Robin, Steven Dawson and Josh Singer. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as special friends Christine, Jeff, Sue and her faithful cats, Buddy and Fluffy. Sue worked as a P.S.W. with St. Elizabeth Health Care in Port Dover, and counted many of her clients among her friends. Sue loved swimming and boating. She was a passionate gardener, both indoors and out, and could always find room for one more plant. Friends and relatives are welcome for visitation on Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530, followed by a service to celebrate Sue’s life at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Frank Walker officiating. At Sue’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society, or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. And just at the moment when someone says ‘She’s gone’ there are other eyes watching for her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout ‘Here she comes’.

 

 

Published August 2007

Wendy Wagenaar

WAGENAAR, Wietske (Wendy) – Peacefully, at Norfolk General Hospital, on Friday, August 10, 2007 in her 82nd year. Wendy Wagenaar of Port Dover. Beloved wife of the late Chris Wagenaar. Dear mother of Bud (Charleen) of Renton, Marty (Chrystal) of Waterford and John of B.C. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Chris, Erin, Matthew, Morgan and Christopher and her sister Marie (John) of Holland. Wendy immigrated to Canada from Friesland, Holland in 1962 and was an active volunteer having received a volunteers medal for 25 years. She was an active member of the Horticultural Society, the MS Society, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 Port Dover and the Women’s Institute. A Celebration of Wendy’s Life will be held Thursday, August 16th, 2007 at the Royal Canadian Legion (212 Market St. E., Port Dover) from 1-3 p.m. Expressions of sympathy, to the MS Society, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530).

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Joy Dunnett

Dunnett: Joy, formerly Davies (nee Ransom) — After a long and courageous battle; Joy Dunnett, at the age of 81, at Garden View Nursing Home, Townsend. Beloved wife of Jim Dunnett for 33 years and wife of the late Earl Davies for 25 years. Loving mother to Judy (Don) McPherson, and Danny Davies (predeceased). Also survived by her daughter-in-law Patricia (Rick) Belfontaine. Step-mother to Frank (Marilyn) Dunnett, Gale (Bill) Rolfe, and Linda (Darcey) Green. Joy is survived by 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Gillian Powers and Catherine Rorison (predeceased). Also predeceased by her granddaughter Becky. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation has taken place. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations may be made to either the Independent Order of Foresters or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

Gordon Bruce Forrest

FORREST, Gordon Bruce — Passed away on Friday, August 3, 2007 at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe. Mr. Gordon Forrest, formerly of Vittoria, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of A. Ruth Forrest for 58 years. Dear father of Mary Caughill, Simcoe, Bernice Guiler (Ken), Delhi and Patricia Takacs (Paul), of Calgary. Cherished grandfather of Leslie Tietz (Chris), Simcoe, Lisa Brown (Jason), Chalk River, Christine Caughill (Craig McLay) and Sarah Caughill, Guelph, and Peter Takacs, Calgary. Great grandfather to Christopher, Brandon, Atlantiz and Samuel. Survived by his sister Lenora Winger, Jarvis, sister-in-law Ruth Forrest, Stratford and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Bruce Forrest (1951) and Grace Lewella Mills (1979) and brother Fred (1980). Gordon was a 50-year Member and Past Noble Grand of Simcoe Oddfellows Lodge, I.O.O.F., Member of Frederick Lodge No. 217, A.F. & A.M., Delhi, Member and Past Patron of Vittoria Chapter No. 152, O.E.S., Vittoria. Long time former member of Vittoria Baptist Church and until his death, member of Trinity Anglican Church, Simcoe. Friends were invited to call at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 where the service will be conducted on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend Bryan Robertson officiating. Interment St. John’s Anglican (Woodhouse) Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Vittoria District Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Oddfellow Service will be on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home followed by an O.E.S. service at 7:00 p.m. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Madeline Brinker

BRINKER, Madeline (nee: Mels) passed away peacefully on July 29, 2007 in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband, of 52 years Theodore Brinker (1990). Much loved mother of Robert and Carole Brinker of Port Dover, Michael Brinker of Toronto, Fran Brinker of Simcoe, Mary Lou and Mark Hukezalie of Toronto, Ted Brinker of Simcoe and Vicki Harris of Simcoe. Dear grandmother to Michelle daCosta (Michael), Cheryl Stanbury (David) and Corinne Brinker-Winch (Steve), James Brinker (Carmen), Sam Brinker and Nicholas and Mike Hukezalie. Great Grandmother to Zachary, Sophia and Olivia daCosta, Mathew Stanbury and MacKenzie Winch. A very special friend to Diane and John Cooper and their children Meg, Dalton and Mason. Predeceased by her brother Albert Mels and his wife Iris. Sister-in-law to Agatha Lietaer, Julia Brinker and Annie and Lambert VanHooren. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters-in-law including Leo, John and Gerry Brinker, Andy Lietaer, Cecilia and Edith Brinker and cousin Rachel Causyn. “Aunt Madeline” to over twenty nieces and nephews. Madeline was born in Sint Maarten Dyke, Holland on August 24, 1918 but spent her early years in Stekene, Belgium. She and her family immigrated to Canada and eventually settled in Delhi where she met Theo, reportedly while Madeline was milking her cow. After a marriage in Delhi, Madeline and Theo share grew tobacco in the area but finally bought their first farm in 1947 near Walsh. Madeline lived independently in the family home until her hospitalization which began in May. Madeline was a devout Catholic and her faith was a cornerstone of her life. She and Theo were among the families who built St. Michael’s Church in Walsh and the St. Michael’s School. She was a member and Past President of the Catholic Women’s League, where she served for over 50 years. Throughout her life Mrs. “B”, as she was fondly known, touched many lives with her generosity and thoughtfulness, but she also touched many stomachs. Her baking was renowned. Her butter tarts became her signature, with a high of 2,842 tarts being made in 1997 alone. Her tarts helped raise money for the Vittoria Community Centre. She also baked for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Annual Daffodil Tea and numerous church bazaars. Long before Tim Horton’s, Mrs. B’s coffee pot was always on and friends were always welcome, especially if they had a funny story to share. Friends may call at Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and for C.W.L. Rosary at 3:00 p.m. and for Parish Prayers at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Dover on Thursday, August 2nd at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment in Delhi Cemetery will follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Heart & Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Jackie Moore

MOORE, Jacqueline Louisa (Jackie) (nee Semple) – One precious to our hearts has gone. Jackie passed away at Bluewater Health Hospital in her 58th year after a short courageous battle with cancer. Beloved Mother of Louanne Casselton of Kitchener and Brent Moore of Sarnia. A wonderful Grandmother to Chantalle, Nathan, Hailey, and Tala. Cherished daughter of Peggy Matthews of Port Dover and the late William Semple and stepdaughter of the late Everett Matthews. She will be greatly missed by her sister Pamela (Frank) Bravener of Port Dover. She will be missed by her nephew Scott (Bonnie) Bravener and family and niece Renee (Alan) McKenna. She will be missed by her long time friend Bonnie Welsh (Sarnia) who saw to Jackie’s needs when family could not be there. Loved and remembered by Bonnie, Alf and Bill Casselton and family. Jackie was employed at Sumac Lodge (Sarnia). She had many stories to tell of the patients whom she cared for and loved. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share their memories of Jackie with her family at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home (102 Victoria St. N., Sarnia, Ontario), on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. with a memorial service to follow in the chapel of the funeral home. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). The family will plant two trees in her memory, one in Port Dover and one in Sarnia, as requested by Jackie. A wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Daughter and Sister. Jackie you will walk beside us forever. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family throughdjrobbfh@ebtech.net.

Scott Bradley Squires

SQUIRES, Scott Bradley – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe. Mr. Scott Squires of Simcoe in his 45th year. Beloved son of John and Sharon Squires and Marlene MacDonald all of Simcoe. Loving brother of Terry Squires (Sarah) of Port Dover, Kevin Squires of Port Dover, Nicole Mitchell (Ian) of Port Dover and Tammy Paterson of Gravenhurst. Cherished grandson of Helen Lampkin of Port Dover. Scott will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by his baby sister (1968). A private service will be held with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. Arrangements entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe, Ontario. If so desired, donations to Norfolk General Hospital or Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at ferrisfuneral.com

Bernice Eleanor Steinhoff

STEINHOFF, Bernice Eleanor – At the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home on Saturday, July 28, 2007, B. Eleanor Steinhoff formerly of R.R.#3, Simcoe in her 85th year. Wife of the late G. Howard Steinhoff (1992). Dear mother of Gordon and his wife Wilma, Donald and his wife Irene all of R.R.#3, Simcoe and Ruth Duran and her husband Gerardo of Vanessa. Dear grandmother to Robert, Billie Leah, Patrick, Tim, Stephanie, Adam, Brenda, Lisa and Jeremy and eight grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Vernon Shepherd and Hazel Lee and a sister Lois Richardson and husband John. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Steinhoff was a member of Woodhouse United Church and the Lamport Club. Friends were invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Frank Walker officiating. Interment Woodhouse United Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Published July 2007

Jerry Villamere

VILLAMERE, Gerald “Jerry” of Sarnia, passed away at his home, with his family at his side, after a courageous 9 year battle with cancer, on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the age of 64 years. Beloved husband of Bernadette “Bernie” (Evans) Villamere. Jerry was born in Renfrew and moved to Simcoe where they became High School Sweethearts and were married for 43 years. Dear father of Ann Villamere of Toronto and Cheryl and Chris Wood of Port Dover. Loving Papa of Krystal (Krissy), Samantha, Joseph and Jeremy. Survived by his brothers Keith (Gwen) Villamere, Doug Villamere, Jim (the late Marie) Villamere and sisters Jean (Pat) Blythe, Cathy Villamere and Karen Villamere. Brother-in-law of Hugh (Helen) Evans, Pat (Donald) Lee and Helen Evans. Predeceased by his parents Leo (2005) and Theresa (1983) and special sister-in-law Marie Villamere (2007). Jerry will be fondly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George Street, Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where Prayers were offered at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church, 1011 Oak Street on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with Father Matthew Bedard officiating. Followed by cremation with burial in Port Dover at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family at www.stewartfuneralhome.ca. “Dad you have always and will always be our Hero.” Love, from your girls.

 

Shirley Willitts

WILLITTS, Shirley Elizabeth, passed away at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Thursday, July 18, 2007 in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband Clifford. Much loved mother of Robert Willitts of Port Dover, David Willitts of Simcoe and Dianne Hoover of Port Dover. Dear sister of Lois Burden and her husband Edgar, and sister-in-law of Connie Roberts. Loving grandmother of Michael Vanderpost (Ugette), Rene Koluk (Kevin), Jake Willitts, Sara VanWynsberghe (Mitchel) and Jason Hoover. Special great grandmother of Avril and Jack Vanderpost, Loren and Drew Koluk, and Emma and Ben VanWynsberghe. Shirley will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Sandra Vanderpost, brothers Gordon Roberts and his wife Jean, and Harold Roberts, sisters Marion Shand and her husband Jim, Ruth Haviland and her husband Harold, and Eleanor Woodley and son-in-law Jack Vanderpost. Shirley loved playing cards, and will be fondly remembered by all the card players at the Legion. Friends were invited for visitation on Friday, July 20, 2007, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service to celebrate Shirley’s life was held Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. Interment Woodhouse Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published July 18, 2007

William George Adams

ADAMS, William George of Port Dover, at his residence with his loving family at his side, on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Ramona. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Ernest and Doris of Port Dover, Timothy and Nancy of Capreol, Heather and James Snare of Port Dover and George of Essex. Dear brother of Shirley MacGregor of Capreol. Much loved and cherished grandfather of eleven and great-grandfather of four. George worked as a locomotive engineer for C.N.R. out of Capreol for 39 years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge District 64. He loved spending his spare time fishing or woodworking. In keeping with George’s wishes, cremation has taken place and services will be private. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundations would be appreciated and can be done by calling Thompson Waters Funeral Home 519 583-1530.

Lester Leonard Menary

MENARY, Lester Leonard — Born in Markdale, resided in Mississauga. Passed away peacefully at Mississauga Trillium Hospital on July 8, 2007 after 84 full and healthy years surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Mavis Elizabeth Bishop. Loving father of Paul and Bruce. Caring grandfather of BettyAnn, Kimberly, Rebecca, Peter, Gabrielle and Katharine. Invaluable partner to June Taylor. The family would like to thank his caregiver Lyn, whose compassion and good humour allowed Len the comfort and humour he so deserved. A funeral service was held in the Chapel of St. James the Less Cemetery, Toronto on Thursday, July 12. Len will be sadly missed by all his staff at Len’s Mill Store in Port Dover. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Betty Smith

SMITH, Betty of Port Dover, suddenly at her residence on Thursday, July 12, 2007 in her 69th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Terry. Cherished mother of Steve England and Bonnie MacQuarry (Phil) all of Woodstock, step-mother of Terry Smith Jr. of Tillsonburg, Marlene Herkimer (Ken) of Port Dover and Melissa Smith (Wayne) of LaSalette. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Harold Harkes (Hazel) of New Brunswick, Gord Harkes (Hilda) of Clinton, Doris Perrin of Waterloo, Doreen Troyer (George) of Clinton and Sherrin Digulla (Claude) of Listowel. Betty will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by her step daughter Teresa Smith and brother-in-law Cecil Perrin. Betty was a great country music fan and she loved to sing. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a loving and thoughtful person with a kind spirit. Friends were invited for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Monday, July 16, 2007, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Betty’s life was Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 195 Victoria St., Simcoe. President Ernie Moore officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Ted Snider

SNIDER, Harold Edward (Ted), C.A. Peacefully, at Gardenview, Parkview Meadows, Townsend on Sunday, July 15, 2007. Ted Snider of Port Dover in his 77th year. Son of the late John and Laura Snider. Dear brother of Elsie Beckett of Simcoe and the late Jessie Robinson, Wilfred Snider, Alfred Snider and Babe Baskerville. Ted will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Ted was a retired partner of Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh retiring in 1987. Special thanks to Dr. Guy Thompson, Dr. Julie Beaver and the doctors and staff of Gardenview. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, a private service was held at Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis, with interment at Port Dover Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Published July 11, 2007

Ruth Elizabeth Hammond

Ruth Elizabeth Hammond, 83, of R.R.#3, Simcoe died at Norfolk General Hospital on Thursday, July 5, 2007. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Lloyd Hammond in 1976. Dear mother of Louise Hammond-Fick and husband Bud of Port Dover and Douglas Hammond and wife Bonnie of Atlanta, Georgia. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jennifer, Aaron, Bryce and Caitlin and step grandson Scott. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law Murray and Wallace Hammond. Predeceased by her parents Bruce Holloway and Nancy Dixon. Ruth was formerly employed by Henning Motors in Port Dover and Sloat Ford in Simcoe but is best known for operating Hammond’s Fruit Market on Highway 24 south along with her husband Robert. She was a member of St. John’s Church and active with the A.C.W., the Altar Guild, the Cemetery Board and the Congress Council. She was a member of the Simcoe Senior’s Centre where she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation. Friends were invited to call at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service was conducted from St. John’s Anglican Church (Woodhouse), Hwy. 24 South on Saturday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. John Course officiating. Interment St. John’s Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Norfolk Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

Michael Rossitter

ROSSITTER, Michael — Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, July 6, 2007 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mr. Mike Rossitter of Port Dover formerly of Brampton in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Maureen for 44 years. Loving father of Kathie Heyworth (Robb) of Guelph, Jim Rossitter (Caroline) of Mansfield and Carrie Jackson (Greg) of Burlington. Cherished and loving Papa of Katie, Dawson, Corinn, Charlie and Miles. Mike was the eldest of seven children. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Margaret Rossitter. He was a stock broker in Toronto for 49 years. Mike will be sadly missed by his other relatives and friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe, 519-426-1314. Mass was celebrated on Tuesday at 12 Noon at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Private family interment on Wednesday at Mount Peace Cemetery, Mississauga. If so desired donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

Published July 4, 2007

Ronald Boersma

BOERSMA, Ronald Peter at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 in his 74th year. Survived by his wife Joan Paterson, his children Dan and his wife Lesley (Lee) of Port Burwell, Patricia of Beamsville and John and his wife Jeannette of Brantford and his grandchildren, Jonathan and Joshua Boersma and Darryl and Mark Burma. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Nellie. Ron was both a talented musician and singer. He was also an avid Nascar fan. In keeping with Ron’s wishes services will be private. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd. 519-583-1530.

 

Earl Gordon Williamson

WILLIAMSON, Earl Gordon–after a couragous battle with cancer, passed away July 2, 2007 in his 74th year. He is survived by his loving wife Peggy (nee Misner). Predeceased by his first wife Joan (nee Bunn) in 1995. Beloved father of David and his wife Joanne Williamson, Donna and her husband Sean Aubrey and Step-father of David and his wife Maybel Yager. Cherished Papa to Katie, Krysty, Nick, Jessica, Lillie, Andrea, Caron, Matthew, Jeffrey, David and Mitchell. He will be sadly missed by his sister Joan Scott and brothers Ross and Roy. In keeping with Earl’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of his Life will be held and the Port Dover Legion, Market Street, Port Dover on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Private internment will take place at the Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Norfolk General Hospital or your favourite charity.

 

Published June 2007

Morlyn Addison

God has called a special angel home. ADDISON, Morlyn Ross of Port Dover passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 in his 61st year. Beloved son of the late Tolbert Addison (1971) and the late Lena Addison (2000). Loving nephew of Ruby Cox of Simcoe and Louise Lloyd of Townsend. Loving cousin of Evelyn Hochreiter of Tillsonburg, Bette Millard of Port Ryerse and Lou Ann Helmer of Langton and Doug Bellas of Las Vegas. Will be sadly missed by special friends Linda and Walter Stelling, Fran and Bill Lacroix and Doug McCloy all of Port Dover and Arlene and Vernon Woodward of St. Williams. Also survived by several cousins. Morlyn was a retired school teacher from the Norfolk Board of Education, taught at West Lynn Public School in Simcoe. He was on the executive for Retired Teachers of Norfolk for five years. Organist (as well as choir director) for St. Williams United Church for 35 years, also played at Grace United Church, Port Dover for 2 years. Worked on Rita Kalmbach’s campaign for Mayor of Norfolk in 2000. Friends called for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Friday, June 22, 2007, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Rev Murray Rounding and Rev. Frank Walker officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Walsingham. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or Grace United Church will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 Albert Robinson

ROBINSON, Albert Ernest, of Port Dover on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 88th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Phyllis. Dearly loved father of Carolyn Saunders and her husband David of Sprucedale. Cherished grandfather of Christine and Lynn, Craig and Susan, Dennis and Kimberly and great grandfather of David, Tyler, Adam, Matthew, Mitchell and Marshall. Dear brother-in-law of Ferne Robinson of Simcoe. Will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, Bruce, Floyd and Murray. Albert was owner/operator of Robinson Service Centre for years. He was a member of Grace United Church. A former Port Dover Firefighter as well as serving as Fire Chief, former Lions Club member and a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Lodge # 191. Cremation has taken place. Albert will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his great sense of humour and zest for life. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Al’s life will be Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church, (Chapman and St. George Sts.) Port Dover. An Oddfellows Service at 1:45 p.m. (prior to the memorial service). Rev. Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing donations to Norfolk General Hospital or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published June 20, 2007

Donna Jean Giles

GILES, Donna Jean ‘D.J.’ (nee Reid) of Port Dover, at Norfolk General Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, June 14, 2007 in her 47th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved and devoted wife of Ray. Loving mother of Abi of Port Dover, step-mother of Jason Giles and his wife Sarah of Aylmer and Gina Giles of St. Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Ava. Dearly loved daughter of Doug and Peggy Reid of Port Dover. Dear sister of Patsy Dorish and her husband Paul of Port Dover, Judy Hukezalie and her husband Rob of Grimsby and Jennifer Topp and her husband Rick of Port Dover. D.J. will be sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of Lift up your Spirits and Grace United Church. Owner/operator with her husband Ray, of Giles Marine Service in Port Dover. In keeping with D.J.’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate D.J.’s life will be Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Rev. Frank Walker officiating. Interment following the service at Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to Camp Ryerson United Church, Ronald McDonald House, Simcoe & District Humane Society or any charity that benefits children would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530).

 

Albert Reid

REID, Albert Garrett ‘Bert’ of Port Dover on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 89th year. Loving father and father-in-law of Greg Reid and Patrick Fenton of Cambridge, Kathy and Rick Taylor of Port Dover and Lionel Lourenco of Port Dover. Dearly loved grandfather of Ricky Taylor and Sarah Lourenco. Dear brother of Cliff of Dundas. Predeceased by his parents Henry Percy and Alice Emma, his wife Peggy (1982) and his daughter Kim (2004), also brothers and sisters and their spouses, Percy and Thelma, Ivan and Bobby, Bruce and Muriel, Milt and Leta, Earl and Jessie, Flossy, Myrtle and Frank and Isabel. Bert was a member of St. Paul’s Church and a former choir member, a long time employee of the Culverhouse canning factory. He was an ardent Toronto Maple Leaf Fan and musically talented, playing both the fiddle and guitar. Visitation for Mr. Reid will be Wednesday, June 20, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 11 a.m. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Camp Trillium would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published June 13, 2007

Charles Acton-Bond

ACTON-BOND, Charles Herbert. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Charles Herbert Acton-Bond, V, 70, surrounded by his family at his home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on Sunday, June 10, 2007. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, he was the son of the late Charles and Minnie (Gamble) Acton-Bond. Charles was a successful entrepreneur and marine contractor who lived life to the fullest and enjoyed sharing many great dreams. He moved to Lunenburg in 1998 to work with Tallships, and in 2001 he and his wife Karen opened Senators B and B. Charles will be greatly missed by his family who were such an important part of his life. He is survived by his wife the former Karen Trent, daughters Mary (Jason McNaught), Ottawa, Katie (Neil Johnston), Ottawa, Rebecca (Euen Moore, St. John’s Nfld, Alexandria (Michael Francis), Lunenburg, niece Susan (Daniel Scott), Bermuda; sister Mary (Fred Harris) of Ottawa, and twin brother, Michael of Ottawa. A service to celebrate Charles’ life will be held for family and friends on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Bachman’s Beach. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Youth Sailing Program or to Nova Scotia Lung Association, through the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg (902-634-3942). www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca.

Katrina Ferguson

FERGUSON, Katrina of Port Dover, peacefully at her daughter’s home, surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday, June 9, 2007 in her 68th year. Cherished companion of Wilfred Wight. Dear stepdaughter of Mary MacCuish of Scotland. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Calum and his wife Claire and Katrina Ferguson and Gord Cooper all of Port Dover. Much loved grandmother of Kirsten and Abbey. Will be sadly missed by her sisters in Scotland, Johanna Grant and her husband Stewart and Heather Clark, her niece Iona and nephew John Duncan. Will be fondly remembered by special family friends, Don and Hettie Wight, Pat and Leonard Park, Carol Kelly and John Wight and their families. She will be missed by her furry feline friend Toby. Katrina was a friendly, outgoing person, who always had time to stop and chat. She spent many hours volunteering and giving generously of her time. She will be missed by all who knew her. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530), followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Ms. Julia Apps-Douglas officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Delbert Saunders

SAUNDERS, Delbert of Port Dover at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Saturday, June 9, 2007 in his 89th year. Predeceased by his wife Norma. Dear brother of Gladys Jean Hogan of Colorado. Much loved uncle of Neil and Irene Bartlett of Tara, Ron and Ruth Bartlett of Mount Elgin, George and Marjorie Bartlett of Woodstock, Judy and Bob Bristo of Hamilton, Bob LaHaye of Nolalu, Jim and Alice Hogan, John and Andi Hogan and Joe and Katie Hogan all of Colorado. Delbert will be sadly missed by his many other extended family members. Predeceased by his sister Audrey May Bartlett and niece Ruth LaHaye. He was a member of the Erie Lodge #149 A.F. & A.M. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral Service to celebrate Delbert’s life will be Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). Rev. Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Norfolk General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published June 6, 2007

Dr. Jack Fuller

FULLER, Jack Edward D.D.S., son of Bob (1989) and Hannah (1955), stepson of Kathleen (1990), brother of Nancy (1943) and Bob (1992). Husband of Peggy for 63 years. Father of Susan and son-in-law Ozzie Stahl, Margaret and son-in-law Ray Armstrong, Ted and daughter-in-law Karen. Grandfather of Bill Stahl, Heidi and her husband Dusty Wathan, Jeff Stahl and partner Edith Bouchard, Jonathan Armstrong, Meghan Armstrong and Brent Fuller. Great grandfather of Elle, Huck and Maeve Wathan, and Angelique and Astrid Stahl. Cousin of Terry Hanes, his wife Vi and their family are specially remembered, as are Jack’s many cousins, also sister-in-law Roberta Copeland’s children, Bruce, Rick, Peggy-Lou, Craig and their families. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place, there will be no memorial service and memorial donations and flowers are gratefully declined. Jack was born July 11, 1921 and died May 31, 2007. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530).

 

Published May 30, 2007

Bill Doyle

DOYLE, William John (Bill)

August 14, 1916 – May 26, 2007

On Saturday, May 26, 2007 Bill passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville. Loving husband of 58 years to Mary (Columbus) Doyle. Devoted father to Bill and Chris (St. George), Dan and Joan (Port Dover), Mary Angela and Drew Gordon (Caledonia), Theresa and Jack Pyke (Caledonia), Robert and Kate (Mississauga), Christine and Jamie Brooks (Hagersville). Cherished grandfather of Emily and Billy (Christina), Jim (Kate), Joey (Becky), and Sarah Anne, John, Danika and Sam, Jason and great grandchild Jacob. Dear uncle to several nieces and nephews. Son of Aaron and Mona (Feeney), predeceased. Loving brother of Eileen Doyle of Hagersville. Predeceased by brothers Ambrose (Helen) and Vincent (Margaret). Bill was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Caledonia for his entire life, an honourary member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Caledonia Men’s Club. Bill farmed for 50 years in Oneida Township. He spent must of his retirement helping others. Our dad was a truly kind and gentle man, adored by his family, and who always found the best in everyone. He will be deeply missed. A special thank you to Dr. Bulger and the staff of West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville for their care and support. If so desired expressions of sympathy can be made to the West Haldimand General Hospital or a charity of your choice. Visitation for Bill was held at the Miller Funeral Chapel, Caledonia on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Caledonia. Interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Caledonia.

Clarence Follington

FOLLINGTON, Clarence of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital, on Monday, May 21, 2007 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Rose. Loving father and father-in-law of James and Amalia, Mary Lou Follington, Jackie and Frank Thomas all of Alberta and Patty Devine of Port Dover. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Chris, David, Jesse and Diego. Dear brother and brother-in-law of James and Irene Follington, Bertha Lindsay, Bernice and Bill Sinden and Mary Follington all of Port Dover, Kay Schumaker of Ohio and Lois Russell of Kincardine. Predeceased by his brother Arthur and sisters Dorothy, Ann, Mabel, Carol, and baby sister Gladys and brothers-in-law Bud, Mel, Harry, Dick, Paul and Lawrence. Visitation was Thursday, May 24, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover. (519-583-1530), followed by the funeral service to celebrate Clarence’s life at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Murray Rounding officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Dr. Michael Hagen

HAGEN, Dr. James Michael D.D.S. Graduate of Waterloo Lutheran University and the University of Toronto. Suddenly on Monday, May 28, 2007, at his home in Port Dover, at the age of 61. Dear husband of Lynne (nee Carberry). Loving father of Christopher (Jaimie), Stephanie and Scott Misner, Melyssa (Bryson Kibby) and Adam. Proud Grandpa of Gil, Liam and Dawson Misner. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Madge Hagen. Mike will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his sister and brothers; Terry (Ronnie) of Port Dover, Beverly Dench (Howard) of Brantford, Morley (Lois) of Calgary and Pat (Mary) of Southampton, his many nieces and nephews, colleagues, patients and his countless good friends. The family wishes to give a special thanks to Mike’s longtime friends John and Pat Hall for all of their care and support through this difficult time. Mike lived life to the fullest with no regrets. He was a popular friend and a fine dentist who sought perfection in his work. He loved to sing and was a passionate hunter. He was an actively involved family man and proud son of Port Dover who loved life in this small town. Mike was a life sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, member of the Hamilton Dental Study Club, the International Study Club, the Pierre Fouchaud Academy, the Toronto Implant Study Club and the International College of Dentists – Canadian Section, Past Commodore of the Port Dover Yacht Club and former Rotarian and Lion. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, May 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Mass on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park Avenue, Port Dover, Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Duck’s Unlimited. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca. His passing has left a huge void in so many ways. In the words of Mike, he “cut a wide swath”. Mike, We will miss you.Day-O

Published May 23, 2007

Rev. John Cleeves

CLEEVES, Rev. John – Passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Reverend John Cleeves of Port Dover in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Opal Cleeves and the late Catherine Cleeves (1998). Loving father of Peggy Bjorkman and her husband Roy of Harrow, and Kay White and her husband Bob of New Hamburg. Cherished granddad to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear brother of Ella Long of Newbury and the late Elmer Cleeves and the late Ray Cleeves. John will be sadly missed by other relatives and friends. John was a devoted Minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for several years. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, May 18, 2007 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe where the service was conducted on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Bill Kirby officiated. Private interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Amherstburg. If so desired, donations may be made to the Christian Blind Mission International. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

Jacob “Jake” Konkin

KONKIN, Jacob “Jake” – passed away at University Hospital, London on Saturday, May 19th, 2007 in his 61st year. Dearly loved husband of Jean Konkin of Simcoe. Loving father of Joel Konkin and his wife Alissa of Hamilton. Jake will be sadly missed by sisters Ellen Hansler (Richard), Vera Giammarco (Michael) and Eunice Thompson (Duane). Jake is also survived by Jean’s siblings Don Dixon, Barbara Small (Lionel) and Marie Earl. Predeceased by his parents, William (1980) and Mary (2003) Konkin and a brother Don (1964). Friends are invited to share their memories of Jake with his family on Saturday, May 26th, 2007 for a service of remembrance at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 692 Queensway West, Simcoe at 2:00 p.m. Private interment of ashes at a later date. Memorial donations payable to the World Wide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses would be gratefully acknowledged by the family and may be made through the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe N3Y 3R3. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199

Published May 16, 2007

Lois Biggs

BIGGS, Lois Isobelle (nee Fraser). Passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007 after a lengthy illness, suffering from Diabetes and kidney disease in her 62nd year, with her family at her side. Through her lengthy illness Lois remained strong for her family. Her strength and her sense of humour through this enduring time, was inspiring. “Miss me, but let me go”

Survived by her husband Arthur Webster (Sonny) of Port Dover, daughters Samantha Biggs Francis (David) of Port Dover and Tabetha McDowell (Mike) of London; her grandchildren Mehlannah, Normand and Michael; sisters Jean Teeple (Clarence) of Simcoe and Linda Tranchemontagne (Gerald) of Dowling; brothers Brian Fraser (Tobey) of Australia and Kevin Fraser (Monique) of Dowling; special cousin Pat Levesque (Mel) of Sudbury; 9 nieces and nephews; stepdaughters Cheryl Harrington (Doug) of Wilsonville and Patricia Muchy (Mark) of Brantford; stepson Jamie Webster (Tina) of Wilsonville, 3 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters. Predeceased by her parents Eunice and Ross Fraser and brother Gordon Fraser. Lois will be sadly missed by many friends and relatives. Friends were received at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Friday, May 11, 2007, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel following visitation with the Rev. Fr. Kendall Reimer officiating. Cremation to follow. Expressions of sympathy to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

Dean Corbett

CORBETT, Dean Edmiston. Passed away at Sault Ste. Marie Hospital on April 5, 2007 in his 74th year. Son of the late James Leigh Corbett and Gladys Edmiston Corbett. Predeceased by brother Keith Stewart Corbett (1963). Surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law Eric and Mildred Corbett and family, and John and Lois Corbett and family. Arrangements entrusted to Currie Funeral Home, Chatsworth, Ontario.

Jack Lockyer

LOCKYER, Jack Edward. Passed away peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Friday, May 11, 2007. Jack Lockyer of R.R.2, Port Dover in his 90th year. For almost 60 years, he was the beloved husband of Bette (Butler) Lockyer. Jack was the dear father of John of Syndenham, Michael of Simcoe and David and his wife Deborah of Port Dover. He was the loving grandfather of Crystal, Michael, Jordan, James, Thomas and the late Robin. At the family’s request there will be no visitation or service. Following cremation, a family graveside service will take place in the Veteran’s Section of Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis).

Barbara “Joan” Wakarchuk

WAKARCHUK, Barbara “Joan” (nee Wheeler) – quietly at 54 Ryerse Road, her grandfather’s 1865 homestead and surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, May 11th, 2007 in her 76th year. Born in Selkirk in 1932, the daughter of the late Walter Wheeler (1946) and Effie May (1962). Raised and educated in Selkirk, Hagersville and finally attending high school in Simcoe; Joan is the beloved wife of Michaulo (Mike) of 47+ years. Loving mother of Walter of Trenton, Michigan, his children Skylar and Zackary; Andrew and his wife Jane of Courtland, their children Janelle, Joshua and Dameon; and Michaulo N. of Brampton, his son Ethan. Joan is also survived by her sister Margaret and a brother John. Predeceased by her sister Marion (1981). A private family funeral service was held at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe on Monday, May 14th, 2007 with Reverend John Cruickshank officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations payable to a charity of ones choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Special thanks to Dr. Wynveen, the nurses of the Community Care Access Centre, Barb at the Juravinski Cancer Clinic, the Brantford Cancer Centre and the Norfolk General Hospital for their wonderful care during Joan’s difficult journey. Thank you all. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199.

Published May 9, 2007

Claude Bisson

BISSON, Claude of Kitchener (formerly of Port Dover) at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, in his 56th year, on Thursday, May 3, 2007. Beloved husband of Kim. Cherished father of Kristine, April and Joey all of Kitchener. Dearly loved son of Suzanne of Port Dover and son-in-law of Betty and Gary McTaggart of Kincardine. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Donald, Bob and (Kathy MacKenzie) all of Port Dover, Ginette Kuenzler, Diane Shortt all of Kitchener, Patsy Broker and (Bob Bolle) of Port Dover, Linda Snow and (Brooke) of Port Ryerse, Lynn and (Bill) Courian of Grimsby and Debbie and (Len) Lister of Waterloo. Will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Kimberly, Armand, Christopher, Kaela, Bobby-Jo, Chad, Curtis, Jacqueline, Cory, Brooke, Cole, Randie, Christopher, Michael, Ryan, Ashley, Dominic and Kevon. Predeceased by his father Armand (1984) and his nephew Ryan (2001). Claude was an avid golfer, but in recent years more of a fan and he also loved to play pool. He was a talented artist and it was always a big part of his life. Claude loved The Beatles music and was a dedicated fan. Friends were invited for visitation to share their memories of Claude on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Prayers at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. on Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Claude’s life was held Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 1 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Road, Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Cremation to follow. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Diabetes Association or Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Dean Corbett

CORBETT, Dean Edminston. Passed away at Sault Ste. Marie Hospital on April 5, 2007 in his 74th year. Son of the late James Leigh Corbett and Gladys Edminston Corbett. Predeceased by brother Keith Stewart Corbett (1963). Surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law Eric and Mildred Corbett and family, and John and Lois Corbett and family. Arrangements entrusted to Currie Funeral Home, Chatsworth, Ontario.

Bill Smuck

SMUCK, William Junior (Bill). At the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, May 5, 2007. Bill, who at the age of 85 years, was worn-out and tired, entered into eternal life surrounded by the love of his daughter and grandson. Predeceased by his wife of 63 years in December 2005 and son Jack on April 25, 2007, Bill is survived by his daughter Ricky Dianne and her husband Pat Furler of Port Dover and his daughter-in-law Kathi Smuck of Hamilton and grandson Jamie Murphy of Port Dover. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Robert and Bernard and sister Twila Earl. Honouring Bill’s wishes, cremation will take place and a family graveside service will be held at Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Parkview Meadows, Townsend or Norfolk General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis 519-587-4414. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca.“Dad, did you ever know youwere my hero?” Love Queenie. “Love you Papa.” Jamie.

Published May 2, 2007

John Bokma

BOKMA, John (Jan) Johannes. Sept. 12, 1938 – April 28, 2007. Promoted to Glory from his home, in the arms of his loving wife, Alice. John won his courageous battle when the Lord took him Home on April 28, 2007, in his 69th year. He will always be loved by his wife of almost 46 years, Alice (nee Assies) and be deeply missed by his children Shari and John Van Groningen, Sylvia and Andrew Paulin, and Sonya and Phil Demik. Dearest and most precious Pake to Britt, Justin, Tiana and Tyler Van Groningen, Megan Paulin, and Philip, Ryan and Ally Demik. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law to Joke and Sipke de Schiffert, Pat and the late Bill Kinkel, Claire and Bill Beldman, and Harmene and Garry Sytsma. Special uncle to 14 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Edjar and Sjoukje Bokma. John retired in 1999 from Union Gas after 42 years of faithful service. All through his life, John loved to travel, volunteer and spend hours in his workshop making special gifts for his family and friends. He truly enjoyed the little things in life and showed us how to be content in all circumstances. Even while facing cancer, Dad showed remarkable strength and dignity that came from his faith in God and his never ending love for his family. Although we will sorely miss our husband, dad and pake in every way imaginable, we rejoice in the knowledge that he is with his Lord and Saviour. Visitation was at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 95 Oak St., Simcoe on Monday, April 30, 2007 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate John’s life was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel CRC. Interment Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Jarvis. In lieu of flowers for the family, please consider a donation to World Wide Christian Schools, C.R.W.R.C. or Wycliffe Bible Translators, all charities close to John’s heart. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis 519-587-4414. Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Jack Smuck

SMUCK, Jack Dwayne January 28, 1949 – April 25, 2007 Surviving with sad and heavy hearts are his wife Kathi, father Bill, sister Ricky Dianne Furler (Pat) and nephew Jamie Murphy. Predeceased by his mother Eva (2005). Jack will be missed by everyone he touched in his life. Honouring Jack’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private service at a later date. “To know Jack was to love him, and we did.”

George Alexander Benson Taylor

TAYLOR George Alexander Benson – Suddenly after a brief illness at home on Friday, April 27, 2007 in his 84th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Evelyn (2002). Dear and loving father to Larry and his friend Beth of Richmond, B.C., Rick and his wife Kathy of Port Dover, and Liz Caswell and her husband Mark of Lynedoch. Loving grandfather of five grandchildren Robert and Susan of B.C., Alyssa and Shayla of Lynedoch, and Ricky of Port Dover. Great grandfather to Rachael of B.C. Survived by Leonard (Norma) of Simcoe, Sisters Hazel Kelly, Geneva Nobes of Simcoe and William Smith of Walsh. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents George B. Taylor (1972), Emma Colwell (1992), and Brother Allan Taylor (2006). George was born and raised in Walsh, Ontario and worked as a farmer in his younger years. Later George worked for the former Canada Coach Lines in Hamilton for a number of years. Returning to Simcoe he worked for the former Jackson’s Bread Co. as a salesman after which he was employed by John Hardie & Son Construction Ltd. until his retirement. George was a member of the former Canadian Order of Foresters, as well as a past member of the Army/Navy. Spoiling his grandchildren became one of his many favourite pastimes. Friends are invited to share memories of George’s life with his family on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Funeral service to celebrate George’s life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Beverly Thompson officiating. Interment at Walsh United Cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Visit our on-line condolences atwww.baldockfuneralhome.com

Doug Young

YOUNG, Ernest Douglas – peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, April 30th, 2007, age 73. Cherished husband for almost 50 years to Helen (nee Fonger). Loved father of Debbie Feere (Yves Dumais), the late Bruce, Don (Monica) and Dale (Ali Dearlove). Grandpa of Deanna (Mark Littler), Nathan (Ashley Kriwez), Eric, Connor, Hailey, Andre and Aidan. Brother and brother-in-law of Gloria Kernaghan, David (Sharon) Young, Don Mason, Frank Whitfield, Mildred & Verna Young, as well as many friends. Doug was a retired flooring salesman, active member of Old Windham Church, past president of squaredancers and barbershoppers, and charter member of Vittoria choir. Friends are invited to share their memories of Doug at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe for visitation on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Doug’s life at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 at Old Windham United Church, Rev. Beverly Thompson officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Old Windham United Church or Harmonize for Speech would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com “Always keep a song in your heart.”

 

Death Notices – published April 25, 2007

Sandra Cooper

COOPER, Sandra Gail (nee Bullock) – Passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on April 19, 2007. Mrs. Sandra Cooper of R. R. #2, Simcoe (Walsh) in her 67th year. Much loved by her husband, great friend and soul mate of Gary Cooper. Loving and devoted mother of John Cooper and his wife Diane of Simcoe, Brenda Cooper and her friend Jim Tiller of Simcoe and Tom Cooper of Simcoe. Cherished Nana to her eight grandchildren: Garrett and Corrin Bolle, Megan, Dalton & Mason Cooper and Kaitlin, Brenden & Aaron Cooper. Sister-in-law to Jackie (Pete) Stasiuk, Sandy (Ross) Brown, Walter Cooper, Dave (Mary) Cooper, Jane (Rheal) Gagne and Iris Loder. Special Aunt to Lynn Huntribise, Diane Tucker, Joan Bullock, Raymond, Wayne and Mark Bullock, Terry, Ted, Tim, John, Jim and Susie Wells, Ryan and Michael Moore, Ken and Chris Cooper, Eric and Steven Gagne and Kevin and Darryl Loder. Predeceased by her father, Raymond Bullock, mother Ruth Ann (nee Thommason), brothers Thomas and Bobby Bullock. Sandra was a valued partner in the family business, Strawberry Tyme, was a member of the Vittoria Foundation, Minor Hockey Mothers and put many countless hours into chauffeuring various school teams and hockey teams for her children and grandchildren. Sandra will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk Street, South, Simcoe, where the funeral service was held on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. Pastor Mark Bertrand officiating. Interment at Vittoria Baptist Cemetery. If so desired, those wishing may donate in Sandra’s memory to the Vittoria Foundation or the Norfolk Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care.

Barry Grainger

Wm. Barry Grainger will be interred in the family plot on Saturday, May 5, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, ON. Friends are invited to join the family as they put Barry to his final rest.

Laurie Jane Johnson

JOHNSON, Laurie Jane. At St. Peter’s Hospital on Friday, April 20, 2007 in her 32nd year. Laurie Jane Johnston, formerly of Brantford and Port Dover. Beloved mother of Natasha, Anastasia and Donovan. Loving daughter of Jane Christiaens (Dick) and Doug Johnson (Mary). Dear Sister of Teresa Stephens, Christine Thomas, Sara, Naomi and Jennifer Christiaens. Fondly remembered by Grandmother Johnson, aunts, uncles, cousins, five nieces, five nephews and by many friends. Friends will be received at the Marlatt Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 615 Main Street East, Hamilton (east of Sanford Ave.) on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Marlatt Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Robert Denton Lyttle

LYTTLE, Robert Denton. Peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Monday, April 23, 2007. Robert Lyttle, of Port Dover, in his 90th year. Bob was born in 1917 to the late James and Theresa Lyttle at Kempt, Queens Co., N.S. Husband of the late Irene Carrie (Laforme) Lyttle (2002). Loving father of Teresa and George Holden, Robert Little, Jr., Linda and Ron Robinson, Bruce Little, Sharon and Wayne Wilson all of Port Dover, Shirley and Sandy Gibbons of Waterford and Brian and Brenda Little of Simcoe. Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by granddaughter Lisa Cassidy (1987). Brother of Bernard and Roberta. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Robert will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Interment, St. Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Donations to Children’s Wish Foundation, The Heart & Stroke Foundation 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 10, 2007

James William Elliott

ELLIOTT, James William. Peacefully at West Haldimand General Hospital on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. James Elliott of RR5 Hagersville. Loving son of the late James and Gladys Elliott, formerly of RR1 Port Dover. Dear father of Shawna and Shyanne of Port Ryerse and Jamie of New Jersey, USA. Lovingly remembered by his brother Neil Elliott (Mary) of RR5 Simcoe. Sister Marguerite Marschall (Joe) of RR5 Hagersville. James was formerly employed by Hydro, Texaco and Stelco, also a contract painter. A private family service was held at Port Dover Cemetery on Friday, December 15, 2006. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover.

 

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