Death Notices Jan. to Dec. 2008

 

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2008

William “Bruce” Greenslade

GREENSLADE, William “Bruce” of Port Dover, peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, December 1, 2008 in his 88th year, surrounded by the love of his family. Beloved husband of Anna (nee Howarth) for 67 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Bill and Joyce, Dick and Cindy, Sandy and Ron Sheppard and Janet and Gary Hepburn. Proud granddad of Brad and Wendi Greenslade, Doug and Tracie Sheppard, Greg and Tracy Sheppard, Jordi Hepburn and Gavin Whitehead, Jonathan Hepburn, Misty and Jeremiah Gerrard, Sonia Greenslade and John, Richard and Kim Greenslade and eight great-grandchildren. Bruce was a long time employee of Burtol Cleaners in Simcoe, retiring in 1984. Bruce’s family and friends will cherish the wonderful memories they hold of their many years together. Friends are invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate and Remember Bruce will be held Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. The Rt. Reverend Clarence Mitchell officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to H-N Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Steve Kapel

KAPEL, Steve – Suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Jane Kapel (nee Evans) of Port Dover. Cherished father and grandfather of Steve and his wife Jackie of Jarvis, their children Tyler & Jacob; Cory Powell and his wife Kitty of Ottawa, their son Bayden; David and his fiancée Michelle Graham of Waterford, her children Jenise & Jessie; Dustin Powell and his wife Penny of Bradford. Loving son of Frank and Gertrude Kapel of Simcoe. Steve will be greatly missed by his sister Pauline Elliott and her husband David of Mississauga, their sons Spencer & Justin, as well as by Jane’s sisters; Diane, Karen (Colin), Cindy, Miriam, Wendy (Bill) and their families. Steve will be lovingly remembered by the Milder family in Germany, and by his large extended family. Friends were invited to share their memories of Steve with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk Street N., Simcoe for visitation on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was held in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon John Doomernik officiating. Interment: Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations payable to the Heart & Stroke Foundation were gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences atwww.smithfuneralchapel.com

Published December 10, 2008

Phyllis Calancia

CALANCIA, Phyllis Freda (nee Crone), of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in her 86th year. Wife of the late Alex Calancia (1988). Daughter of the late William H. and Esther M Crone. Predeceased by her brothers Wm J. Crone and James T. Crone and sister Ester E. Couch and Mary J. Rowling, also predeceased by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Phyllis is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was born in Port Dover and after moving away for a short time returned in 1948. Phyllis was a long time employee of Ivey’s. Friends were invited for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 12 noon to 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. David Love officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Arthritis Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Bridget Olinski

OLINSKI, Bridget – In her 80th year after a long illness. She will be missed by Ivan, her husband of 59 years; her children, Jerry (Sue), Ken (Julie), Shelly (Bill), Lorie (Brad); her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family members and friends. A funeral mass will be held at St. Ann’s on Hwy. #3 at Sandusk Road on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Published December 17, 2008

Jack Powell

POWELL, John Charles (Jack). After a short illness at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Jack Powell, beloved husband of Lois (nee Payne), in his 81st year. Loving father of Derry and his wife Ora and Jack jr. and his wife Tammy, all of Port Dover. Dear grandfather of Deryc and Sarah and great-grandsons Maitland and Paxton. Brother of Harold and Joan Powell of Port Rowan. Jack will be sadly missed by his special friend Daisy. Jack spent more than 60 years as a commercial fisherman and net builder in Port Dover and was in demand for and always available to help anyone who needed help at building or mending nets. However, Jack always tried to put his family first and was a family man at heart. At Jack’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service and cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice in honour of Jack’s memory. (Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis, 519-587-4414 entrusted with arrangements).

 

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Florence Niesen

NIESEN, Florence (nee Weiler) – Passed away with family at her side on Saturday December 20th, 2008 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Florence Niesen of Simcoe in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Ivan (1979). Loving mother of Gerry Niesen (Lorna Myers) of Nassau Bahamas, the late Lloyd Niesen (1957) and Linda Sitter (Don) of Vittoria. Cherished Grandma to Shawn and Travis Sitter. Dear sister of Hilda Kuntz (Alf) of Formosa. Predeceased by her brothers Melvin, Harold, Len and Clarence. Florence will be sadly missed by other relatives and friends. A memorial mass will be held on Friday January 9th, 2009 at 2 PM with visitation from 1 – 2 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park, Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment to follow at Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Published December 31, 2008

Walter Ehret

EHRET, Walter – Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital, on Monday, December 22, 2008 in his 80th year. Dearly beloved husband of Ellen. Dear father of Terry Ehret of Australia and Ian (Rita) MacGregor of Oakville. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Ashley, Christine and Joel; his brother Hans-Dieter (Giesilla) and sister Gerdie (Gerhardt) Sauer; as well as nephews Klaus, Steffen, Felix and Maximillian all of Germany. Walter was a long time employee of Oakville Storage and a 19-year resident of Port Dover. At Mr. Ehret’s request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

 

Annie Heuchert

HEUCHERT, Annie (nee Braun) – Peacefully, in Port Dover, on Thursday, December 25, 2008 in her 58th year. Beloved wife of the late Greg Heuchert. Loving “Mother” of and companion of her dog Pipps. Survived by many family members in Ontario and friends in British Columbia and Port Dover. A celebration of Annie’s life will be held at the Thompson Waters Fuenral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530) on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Murray Rounding officiating. Expressions of sympathy to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Florence Niesen

NIESEN, Florence (nee Weiler) – Passed away with family at her side on Saturday, December 20th, 2008 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Florence Niesen of Simcoe in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Ivan (1979). Loving mother of Gerry Niesen (Lorna Myers) of Nassau Bahamas, the late Lloyd Niesen (1957) and Linda Sitter (Don) of Vittoria. Cherished Grandma to Shawn and Travis Sitter. Dear sister of Hilda Kuntz (Alf) of Formosa. Predeceased by her brothers Melvin, Harold, Len and Clarence. Florence will be sadly missed by other relatives and friends. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1-2 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park, Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment to follow at Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Doreen Pow

POW, Doreen Lavinia – Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, December 26, 2008. Mrs. Doreen Pow of Simcoe age 87 years. Daughter of the late Edgar and Lavinia Chattington and much beloved wife of the late Alex Pow (1995). She is survived by her loving children; Tom Pow and his wife Betty Ann of Simcoe, Ed Pow and his wife Joy of Brantford, Janice Smith of Delhi, Elaine Pow-Cunningham (predeceased by son-in-law Alan) of Bloomsburg and son-in-law Jack Smith of Delhi, cherished grandmother of Tricia Ball (Geoff), Stacey Pow, Gregory Pow (Andrea), Nicholas Smith (Stacey Robinson), Kayla Pettman (Seth), Jim Pow, Sawyer Pow and Madeline Cunningham and great-grandmother of Alex, Austin, Alan and Amelia and numerous nieces and nephews. Doreen was predeceased by her sisters; Lillian Stevenson and Violet Clark and brothers; Clarence Chattington and Harry Chattington. Mrs. Pow was Past Matron of the Lynn River Chapter #299, Order of Eastern Star, Port Dover, a member of the Lynn Valley Women’s Institute and a Member of the Free Methodist Church, Simcoe. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Monday, December 29, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral was held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Reverend Ron Mullin officiated followed by cremation with interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the charity of one’s choice. There was an Order of Eastern Star memorial service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. Online condolences atwww.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Albert Seez

SEEZ, Albert – At Norfolk General Hospital, on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Sybil Seez. Dear father of Allison (John) Mail of BC, Michael (Karen Andrews) Seez of Aylmer and the late Heather Seez. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Miranda and Nicole, his step-grandchildren Barbara, Amanda, Amy, and Bradley. Albert was a member of the R.A.F., a longtime employee of the American Can Co., a member of Lynn Meadows Golf Club and the Simcoe Curling Club. Friends will be received by the family Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) followed by a funeral service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. with cremation to follow. Expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

Published November 2008

Published November 5, 2008

Ron Luton

LUTON, Ronald Clifford (Jesse James Rawn), in his 56th year, at Norfolk General Hospital, went home to be with the Lord, on November 1, 2008, with his family by his side. Best friend and husband of 35 years to Bonnie (Erwin). Dear son of Eleanor Luton, predeceased by his father Jack Luton (2005). Son-in-law to Hiram and Florence Erwin. Father of Michelle Bussey (Robert). Wonderful Papa to Ashley, Jesse, Damion and Devon. Brother to Lori Tooke (Brad), Barbara Keating (Bill 2007), Ken Young (Josie) and David Young. Uncle of Alicia, Terry, Karen, Keven, Kyle, Terry, Tammy and Todd. Ron was a self employed tree trimmer and asphalt worker. Story telling time with Ron was always an adventure and he loved to laugh, tell jokes and had a great sense of humour. Ron had a huge soft spot for all animals and will be sadly missed by his feline friends. Friends and family are invited for visitation on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 1 pm in the funeral home Chapel. Pastor Mark Bohman officiating. Interment Woodhouse Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society in Ron’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca As Ron would say “Keep Your Stick On The Ice.”

 

Brian ‘Otis’ Osborne

OSBORNE, Brian-Douglas “Otis” of Port Dover, on Friday, October 31, 2008, suddenly at his residence in his 49th year. Cherished son of Louis and Joyce of Simcoe. Dearly loved brother of Lorne and his wife Hong Zeng of Woodstock. Proud uncle of Ashley-Marie, Aaron, Ian and Emily-Marie. Will be sadly missed by his aunts and uncles, Gwen and Jack Gold of New Mexico, Shirley and Andy Gunn of Simcoe, Ron and Delores Osborne of Kincardine, William and Jessie Osborne of St. George, Mildred Sparling of B.C. and Marguarite and Alvin Seymour of B.C. Brian had a broad variety of interests and work experiences, he graduated from George Brown College with a Hotel Management Diploma, then worked for the Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, he worked on the lake freighters as an oiler, and worked for the labourers union. He loved music and was an avid motorcyclist. Brian was a keen outdoor enthusiast, he loved fishing and spent many hours on the lake, on his boat the “Golden Nymph”. He was an accomplished poet, he published his own book of poetry and had his work published in the National Anthology of Verse. Brian had a wide circle of friends and enjoyed spending time with all of them. His family and friends will deeply miss him, but will treasure the great memories they hold of their years together. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories on Monday, November 3, 2008, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Brian’s life was held Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 1 pm at Grace United Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Cremation followed. For those wishing donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Roy Reynolds

REYNOLDS, Roy – Peacefully at West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Saturday, November 1, 2008. Roy Reynolds of Jarvis, beloved husband for 58 years of Violet Marie Reynolds (nee Troke), in his 81st year. Loving father of Carol of Simcoe, Richard of Angus, George (Ted) & Norma of Pincher Creek, AB and Dawn & Michael of London. Dear grandfather of Laura (Glenn), Jim (Belinda), Tom, Rachel (Michael), Allison (George), Lesley and Keith (Nicole) and 11 great-grandchildren. Brother of Audrey Danylak of St. Catharines. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Harry and Bill Reynolds and his sisters Eileen Durant and Amy Bartlett. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Roy will be held at Wesley United Church, Jarvis on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Wesley United Church Cemetery. Donations to the West Haldimand General Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Published November 12, 2008

Donald Lightfoot

LIGHTFOOT, Donald James of Port Dover (formerly of Dundas). With sorrowful hearts we announce the passing of a kind gentle soul, Donnie on Friday November 7, 2008 in his 82nd year. Loving husband of Audrey for 56 years. Devoted father to Sharon (Mike), Gail, Carol (Wayne) and Julie (Trevor). Adored grandpa of Dean, Andrew, Brooke, Julia and Gavin. Dear brother of Myrtle, Graham and Sylvia. Predeceased by his brother Jack. In keeping with Donnie’s wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service will be held at Grove Cemetery, York Rd., Dundas on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 11 am. For those wishing donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society or the SPCA would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., Port Dover (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Published November 19, 2008

Dorothy Logan

LOGAN, Dorothy of Port Dover, peacefully in her sleep, in her 82nd year. Dearly loved sister of Robert and Colleen of Beamsville and sister-in-law of Neil MacGregor of Hanover. Loving aunt to 2 nieces, 4 nephews, 5 great-nieces and 4 great-nephews. Predeceased by her parents, John and Allie Logan, and her sisters, Betty Logan and Beverley MacGregor. Dorothy was a long time resident of Port Dover. After leaving Bell Telephone she moved to Port Dover and worked for Glen Johnson Sunoco and then the Arbor. She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her neighbours and friends. In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Streets) Port Dover. Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be emailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published November 26, 2008

Phyllis Box

BOX, Phyllis. In her 95th year, dear mother of Donald and Viola Malpass, Gary and Judy Malpass of Port Dover and Marilyn Malpass and Dave Horobin of Toronto. Stepmother to Donald and Brenda Box of Haliburton, and Linda Moor of Toronto. Phyllis was predeceased by two wonderful husbands, Alfred Malpass and Albert “Ab” Box. Grandmother to Johnna Lee Malpass, Chris Horobin, Jamie and Braden Box and Michael Moor and great-grandmother to Dylan and Nieva. She created so many joyful memories for friends and family. We remember those times fondly. She was happiest playing bridge, bingo and watching her Blue Jays and Maple Leafs as well as the many family times we shared. Mom wanted to thank the staff and friends at the Donway Retirement Home for making her many years there so enjoyable. The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Unit D4 who helped to make her last 2 months comfortable. At mother’s request, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Barbara Davis

DAVIS, Barbara of Port Dover on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in her 65th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband George. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Sheri and John Corriero of Mississauga and Leslie and Greg Varano of Brampton. Proud and loving grandmother of Christopher, Nicole, Dominic and Marisa and step-grandmother of Adam and Elizabeth. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Ken Huber of Oshawa, Dale MacInnes and Bill Keel of Etobicoke. Much loved aunt of Rob MacInnes. Predeceased by her loving companion Sam Thomas. Barb was a long time employee of the Ontario Funeral Service Association before her retirement. Barb and Sam moved to Port Dover to retire. She loved the community and made many friends. She was also involved in community activities and a member of Grace United Church. Barb will be missed by her many friends in Port Dover, Toronto and surrounding areas. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Friday, November 21, 2008, 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm. A Service to Remember and Celebrate Barb’s life was held in the funeral home Chapel on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 11 am. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Edith Rieckermann

RIECKERMANN, Edith Ann (nee Buckle). At Norfolk General Hospital on Thursday, November 20, 2008 in her 62nd year. Loving wife to Walt for 42 years. Sister to Joyce and John. Beloved mother to Kathleen (John) and Daniel (Shaena). Adoring grandmother to Braelyn, Brittany, Sydney and Riley. Edith was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose family was the most important thing to her. She will be missed dearly. Cremation and private ceremony will take place in Waterford. Special thanks to Dr. J.D. Hall and all the nurses at Norfolk General Hospital for their excellent care.

 

Published October 2008

Helen Hoskins

HOSKINS, Helen Leota (nee Reid) of Port Dover, peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 28, 2008, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Patrick. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Mike and Deb of Port Dover, Larry (Sam) and Michelle Lyons of British Columbia and Pat and Jeff Greenfield of Simcoe. Cherished grandmother of Gavin, Tyler (Lisa), Ryan (Lisa), Cody (Ashley), Casey, Dustin, Beau and three great grandchildren, Guerin, Ashley and Ethan, and aunt to many neices and nephews. Will be sadly missed by her cousin and long time friend Hazel Sherman. Predeceased by her parents Frances and Albert Reid, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Fred and Josephine Hoskins, her brother Hazen Reid and his wife Doris, sisters Lillian McNeilly and her husband Stuart and Mabel Blayney and her husband Mac, nephews Jack and Darryl Reid, good friend Lois Snider, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Also predeceased by her furry best friends Mandy and Josie. Helen will be fondly remembered by all the members of the groups she belonged to, Monday Afternoon Ladies Group, Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 158, Wednesday Bowling League and Silver Lake Rebekahs #150. A special thank you to Sue for taking such good care of our wife and mother. Her family and friends will hold fond memories that will be cherished always. In keeping with Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family invites friends to share their memories of Helen at memorial visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Thursday, October 2, 2008 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. A Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service will take place at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. For those wishing, memorial donations to Norfolk General Hospital or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. On line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Ann Mitchell

MITCHELL, Ann (nee: Porter) On a beautiful sunny day, looking from her favourite room, Ann passed away, Friday, September 26, 2008. Wife and best friend to Doug. Loving mother of Barbara MacLellan (Rick), Susan Mitchell (Michael Matheson), Sharon Newman (Michael) and Sheila Smith (Bruce). Cherished Grandma of Sarah, Mark, Ryan, Claire, John and Nicholas. Dear daughter of Neil Porter and the late Hazel. Loving sister of Shirley (George Gibbons), Janis (Alvin Robinson), Peter (Judy Porter), Bonnie (Carl McCrae), Linda (Mike Kates), Sherry (Rich Maxwell), and sister-in-law of Doris and Ed Babiski. Ann was predeceased by her brother Jim Porter. Ann will be lovingly remembered by many extended family and friends. Ann was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1960 and continued her nursing career of 36 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Ann had a zest for life, was always thinking of others and will be remembered as a planner second to none. A special thank you to all the Doctors, nurses and staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre and St. Elizabeth’s for their wonderful care. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation, Carpenter Hospice or the St. Elizabeth Visiting Nurses Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Velma Trickett

TRICKETT, Velma Nancy, on Monday, September 22, 2008 at Dover Cliffs L.T.C., in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Frank Hubert Trickett (1991). Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Sheila McIntosh of Port Dover, Judith and Thircul Church of Port Dover, Debbie and Norman Bethune of Renton. Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren , Aaron and Tabetha McIntosh, Shawn McIntosh, Melissa and Ben Bebee, Stephanie and Kirk King, Paul Bethune, Steven Bethune, and her loving great grandchildren. Survived by her brothers, Ken Armstrong and his wife Joyce of Vittoria and Murry Armstrong and his wife Shirley of Woodstock, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters, Irene, Mildred and Helen, and brothers Edward and Gordon. Velma was a retired real estate agent and broker, she was a member of the Rebekah Lodge # 150 and Grace United Church. She was the first female member of Port Dover Town Council in 1973. The family received friends at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530) Thursday, September 25, 2008, 11 am to 2 pm (Rebekah Service at 10:30 am). Funeral Service was held the same day, Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 3 pm at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of H/N or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. On line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Dover Cliffs L.T.C. for their kindness and quality of care and support to the family members during a trying time.

 

Published October 8, 2008

Helen Hoskins

HOSKINS, Helen Leota (nee Reid) of Port Dover, peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 28, 2008, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Patrick. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Mike and Deb of Port Dover, Larry (Sam) and Michelle Lyons of British Columbia and Pat and Jeff Greenfield of Simcoe. Cherished grandmother of Gavin, Tyler (Lisa), Ryan (Lisa), Cody (Ashley), Casey, Dustin, Beau and three great grandchildren, Guerin, Ashley and Ethan, and aunt to many neices and nephews. Will be sadly missed by her cousin and long time friend Hazel Sherman. Predeceased by her parents Frances and Albert Reid, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Fred and Josephine Hoskins, her brother Hazen Reid and his wife Doris, sisters Lillian McNeilly and her husband Stuart and Mabel Blayney and her husband Mac, nephews Jack and Darryl Reid, good friend Lois Snider, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Also predeceased by her furry best friends Mandy and Josie. Helen will be fondly remembered by all the members of the groups she belonged to, Monday Afternoon Ladies Group, Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 158, Wednesday Bowling League and Silver Lake Rebekahs #150. A special thank you to Sue for taking such good care of our wife and mother. Her family and friends will hold fond memories that will be cherished always. In keeping with Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family invited friends to share their memories of Helen at memorial visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Thursday, October 2, 2008 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. For those wishing, memorial donations to Norfolk General Hospital or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. On line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Jim McDowell

MCDOWELL, James William of Port Dover, with great sadness the families announce his quiet passing at home, on Tuesday, September 30, 2008. Predeceased by his wife Enid Brown. He was the beloved husband and soul mate of Barbara Lowe-McDowell. Loving father of Heather (Wayne), Merily and Jerry. Loving brother of Russell.Treasured step-father of Debbie-Jean (Doug), Michael (Deborah-Jean), and Vicki (Rick). He will be missed by a great number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Jim and Barbara. The family invited friends to share their memories of Jim at memorial visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Sunday, October 5, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service was conducted on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca

 

Leroy Phibbs

PHIBBS, Richard “Leroy” of Port Dover at his home with his loving family, after a brave battle with cancer, on Monday, September 29, 2008 in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Shirley Muth. Cherished son of Keith and Dorothy of Selkirk. Loving father and father-in-law of Tammy and Dave Beauvais and Mark Barrowcliff, and step-daughter Shelley Jacques. Proud grandfather of Jessica, Andrew, Tashina and Alex. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Larry (Rosemarie), Bob (Pam), Daphne and Rodney (Faye). Predeceased by his brother-in-law Bob. Leroy was a member of UA#67 Pipefitters Union, and an avid Biker’s Rights Member. In keeping with Leroy’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Service to Celebrate his Life was held Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). The Reverend Canon Lynne Thackwray officiated. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be emailed towaters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Ted Rostron

ROSTRON – Edward (Ted): Passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, October 4, 2008. Mr. Ted Rostron of Simcoe in his 87th year. Son of the late Ralph and Beatrice Rostron and much beloved husband of the late Leola (nee: Gledhill) 1996. He is survived by his loving friend Doreen Pake, dear father of Don and his wife Janet of Dundas, Denis and his wife Shirley of Vancouver and Dave and his wife Janet of Angus, cherished grandfather of Danielle (Dave), Sandi (Shane), Marty (Krysta), Kirstine, Wayne (Lisa) and Mark and numerous great-grandchildren. Ted was the last of his family. Mr. Rostron served in W.W.II with the Royal Canadian Air Force, stationed in B.C., worked for many years for Goodram Bros. In Hamilton, was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158, Port Dover, Hamilton East End Anglers Hunting and Fishing and the Simcoe Senior’s Centre. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 1 p.m. from The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. Cremation with interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the Simcoe Senior’s Centre. He loved life, his family, jelly beans and potato chips and the casino. “Dammit woman here I come” Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Published October 15, 2008

Dorothy Nunn

NUNN – Dorothy Grace. Safe in arms of Jesus on Friday, October 10, 2008, Dorothy G. Nunn in her 94th year. Wife of the late G. Royden Nunn (1998). Dear mother to Russell and Shirley Nunn of R.R.#1, Waterford and Barbara and David Finley of Lynedoch. Predeceased by a son Jeffrey L. Nunn. Cherished grandmother of Vicki MacKay (Kevin), Tammy Williams (Steve Howell), Kaitlyn Finley, Meghan Finley and dear greatgrandmother to Zackary, Joshua, Alexandra and Nathan MacKay. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and numerous close friends. She was the daughter of the late Stanley Boughner and Ethel Gundry. Predeceased by sisters Evelyn Lyon, Naida Holland and Elva Miller. Dorothy was a Registered Nurse employed by Glendale School retiring in 1978. Friends are invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service of praise and thanksgiving will be held at Boston Baptist Church, Boston, Ontario on Thursday, October 16 at 11:00 a.m. followed by cremation. Memorial donations to the Chosen Peoples Ministries, Every Home for Christ or Transworld Radio would be appreciated. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Published October 22, 2008

Christina Knapp

KNAPP, Christina Bonny (nee Wagenaar) — passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Monday, October 20, 2008. At the age of 56. Loving wife of Randy. Dear mother of Kim, Robby and his wife Kathy, Meaghan and her husband Francois. Doting grandmother of Samantha, Kailey, Callum and Kalla. Daughter of Joanne and Bob (deceased), daughter-in-law of Helen and Ray (deceased). Sister to Anna, Helen, Carol, Cathy, Robert, Bobbi-Jo and sister-in-law to Heather and Derek. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main St., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 www.gordonmonkfuneralhome.com on Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated the family.

 

Robert William Powell

Captain of the Exceleau, sailed her valiantly into port on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 after a lifetime of extraordinary voyages. Dearly beloved husband of Barbara. Dear father of Julie Powell (Richard), of Port Dover and William (Stacy) Powell, of Edmonton. Lovingly remembered by his Dear Grandsons Aiden and Conner and his sister Debbie Dable (John) of Paris. Predeceased by his parents, William Powell and Elinore Reaney (Deming). He will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and fellow fishermen. He was the proud owner of Robert W. Powell Fisheries Ltd. for 35 years, a member of the Port Dover Harbour Authority Board and a 30 year associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158. Bob recently celebrated his 61st birthday. The family received friends, Sunday October 19,2008, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Service at 6:45 p.m., at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Services were held Monday October 20, 2008 at St Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George St.) at 11 a.m. with Father Rev. Kendall Reimer officiating, followed by interment in Port Dover Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated, by the family. Online condolences may be sent to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Chris Shepherd

SHEPHERD, Christopher John — at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, October 19, 2008, Chris Shepherd of Port Dover in his 39th year. Beloved husband of Shawna and dear father to Jordan and Cassandra. Dear son to Shirley Shepherd Goodwin and stepson to Chuck Goodwin. Predeceased by his father Robert James Shepherd. Dear brother to Robert Shepherd (Amy) and Donna Shepherd and stepbrother to Michael Goodwin and Kathleen Goodwin. Dear son-in-law to Tony and Sharon Dashnay. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was one of the four amigos. Chris was an avid golfer, card player, guitar player and Toronto Maple Leaf fan. Friends are invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Thursday, October 23 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Bill Wiebe officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Steve Swrjeski

SWERJESKI, Steve – Suddenly, passed away peacefully at home on October 10, 2008 in his 64th year. He was the beloved husband of Bev. Proud father of Greg (Brenda), Jeff (Marianne) and Jason (friend Tara). Delighted grandfather of Greg’s daughters Bryn and Morgan and Jeff’s daughter Madison. Beloved brother of Darlene Swrjeski (Don). Uncle of Melanie (Kurt), their son Kadin, and Melana (Jeff). Steve was predeceased by his parents Steve (1994) and Helen (1999). He was part owner with his parents of the Commercial Hotel, Port Dover, then joined the O.P.P. in 1972 and retired after 28 years on the force. His three sons are all members of the police force. Steve will be greatly missed. The funeral was held on October 14, 2008 in Killaloe, Ontario.

 

Michael Yerex

YEREX, Patrick “Michael” of West Hill on Friday, October 17, 2008 at Scarborough General Hospital, after many challenging trials, peacefully passed away, with his devoted wife Linda and close friends by his side, in his 60th year. Predeceased by his loving parents David H.C. and Dorris (nee Caley) Yerex. Much loved nephew of Pat and Elaine Yerex, Jacqueline Clark and Ruth Yerex all of Port Dover. He will be greatly missed by his relatives and many friends, he loved them all. His greatest wish was for young people to go to college or university and do the best they could. May Michael rest in peace as he so deserves and may his zest and love of life inspire us all. Thanks to everyone who supported him. In keeping with Michael’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Micheal’s life will be held Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Rt. Reverend Clarence Mitchell officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Michael loved flowers and was a supporter of the CNIB of Toronto, for those wishing, memorial donation to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., Port Dover (519) 583-1530.

 

Published October 29, 2008

Stan Balicki

BALICKI, Stanislaw “Stan”. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Stanislaw “Stan” Balicki at the St. Catharines General Hospital-NHS on Friday, October 24, 2008 at the age of 63. Formerly a long time resident of Port Dover and a committed employee of Air Products. Stan is survived by his loving wife Krystyna, daughters Eva, Alicia and stepson John Sitarek. He is also survived by his sister Mary Byczyk and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Stan is predeceased by his mother Rozalia Balicki, siblings Michal, Frank, Kasia, Zosia, and godson Steve Byczyk. Mr. Balicki’s family received visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 pm. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 5 Oblate Street on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rite of Committal to follow in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Vigil Prayers for Mr. Balicki were recited in the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. “Wieczny Odpoczynek”

 

Lynda Cassidy

CASSIDY, Lynda Louise (nee Oakes) of Burlington (formerly of Port Dover). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother and best friend, on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at her residence surrounded by her loving family, in her 57th year. Adored mother of Julie Cassidy and her partner George Chatzis of Toronto and Mark Cassidy and his fiancée Jennifer Dreja, of Simcoe. Proud grandmother of Sloane. Dearly loved daughter of Inez and the late Ross Oakes of Port Dover. Loving companion of Jim MacDonald of Stoney Creek. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ron and Jo-Ann Oakes of Simcoe, Shirley and Terry Parkinson of Port Dover and Carol Oakes of Port Dover. Predeceased by her brothers, Larry, Jim and Glen. Lynda loved spending time up north at the cottage with her friends and sunny days and adventurous nights sailing with Jim on Nepenthe. She was a devoted mother and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends, they will hold cherished memories of their time with Lynda. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 from 7 pm to 9 pm (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Lynda’s life will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 12 noon at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Sts.) Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, memorial donations to Myeloma Canada or Sick Children’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Don Martin

MARTIN, Donald, after a brief illness at Norfolk General Hospital, the Lord and Saviour called upon strong hands, and a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle on October 21, 2008 in his 76th year. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty and children Donna (Richard) Epple, Dave (Cindy) Martin, Penny (Jim) Patterson, sister-in-law Sharon Dixon, long time friends, Rosey Reeves and Jeannie Collins. Survived by nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Rick Martin (April 1, 1988), mother, Ellen Martin (Jan. 1, 1991), and mother-in-law Minnie Dixon (Sept. 9, 2008), sister Yvonne Martin, brothers Sheldon and Joe Martin. He was a member of the RCL Branch #158, Port Dover, Professional Truck Driver for 46 years, honoured with 45 years safe driving, part time Truck Driver Instructor for Fanshawe College and Burtch Correctional Services. Don lived his life to the fullest, he was a loving and compassionate man. He will be deeply and sadly missed by his family and friends. You will always be in our memories and hearts, never forgotten. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Thursday, October 23, 2008, 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. A Service of Remembrance was held Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11 am at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Memorial donations to the Sick Children’s Hospital or Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Philip Merrill Hare

Philip Merrill Hare passed away at the West Haldimand General Hospital on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the age of 66 years. Phil will be sadly missed by his children Brook (Andrea) Hare, Brent (Meghann) Hare and Angie Weaver and their mother, Gayle Hare, as well as his grandchildren: Laiken, Charlotte, Chance, Harrison, Melody, Jaden, and Abby. Brother of Larry and Bob Hare. Predeceased by his parents Russell and Helen Hare and his brother Vic. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Thursday, October 30, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Selkirk Baptist Church on Friday, October 31 at 11 a.m. At the family’s request, cremation has taken place and the committal service and interment of the cremated remains will be held at a later date.

 

Published September 2008

Melissa Bruley

BRULEY – Melissa (May) in her 92nd year at Eastholme Retirement in Powassan on August 12, 2008. Dear wife of the late Walter Bruley, residents for many years of Port Dover. Loving mother of Gloria (Ted) Clair, Brantford. Grandmother of Bill (Bonnie) Clair, Powassan, Joe (Dianne) Clair, Hamilton. Great grandmother of Helayna, Jacob, Matthew and Michael. Survived by sister Margaret Risdell of London. May was a 68-year member of the Rebekah Lodge and until two years ago, was a very active member. Services were held at Martyn Funeral Home on August 19, 2008. Interment at Union Cemetery, North Bay on August 20, 2008.

Darryl Freeman

FREEMAN, Darryl Harold, 54, of R.R. 1, Simcoe, passed away peacefully at home, early Saturday morning, August 30, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Donna and much loved father of Jaime Tomlinson (Ryan) of Simcoe, Jessica of Toronto, Victoria and Zachary at home. Darryl is also survived by his favourite two “little people” in the world, grandbabies Liam and Charlotte Tomlinson. Darryl is the son of Bert and Bessie Freeman, brother of Cheryl, Paula (David), and Rhonda (Martin) and Uncle of Catherine, Jennifer and Matthew. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton would be appreciated by the family. Please join the family for an informal Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 6, 2008 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the home of V. Bond, 3406 Hwy. 3 West, Simcoe. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530.

Madeleine “Madge” Murphy

MURPHY, Madeleine “Madge” (nee Buckberrough) of Port Dover on Saturday, August 30, 2008 in her 89th year. She passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Roy. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and (George) Brown, Ralph, Ross and (Carol), Sherel and (Rawleigh) O’Neill, Doug, George and (Bobbi) and Shelly and Brian Smith. Proud and loving grandmother of seventeen and many great grandchildren. Will be sadly missed by her special card playing friends, Joyce Watson, Jan Reid, Dorothea Wylie and Barb Copeman and long time friends Irene (Scotty) Cunningham, Grace Sharp and Lois Keefer. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Roxy Buckberrough and brother Don. Madge was a long time resident of Port Dover, where she and Roy raised their seven children and operated their well known beach eatery “Murphy’s Booth” for over 30 years. Madge was a neighbour and friend to everyone, she gave of herself to many people, at times going without to help someone else. She opened her doors to people in need and treated them like family, her hospitality was unmatched. Madge was a long time member of Knox Presbyterian Church and Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge. An avid card player and known to take your money. She will be missed by her large family and wide circle of friends, but everyone will have fond memories of their years together. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 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 Madge’s Life will be held Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church (St. George & Chapman Sts.) Port Dover. Reverend Cathy Morden offficiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Published September 10, 2008

Vera Blake

BLAKE, Vera (nee Bell), at West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 in her 97th year, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Charles (1973). Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Terry and Mona, Josephine and Bob Mummery, Ruth and Erland Lampman and Judy and Lawson Webb. Loving granny of 18 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Predeceased by her son John, grandsons Neil and Scott Blake and great grandson Ryan Mummery. Vera immigrated from Ireland at age 17 with her brother Hugh Bell. She was the youngest of thirteen children. She was a lifelong resident of Port Dover. Vera was a former member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Dover and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hagersville. She was a member of the C.W.L. In keeping with Vera’s wishes there was no visitation. All were welcomed to celebrate Vera’s life at a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Simcoe. For those wishing, donations to the Arthritis Society or West Haldimand General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Online condolences can be emailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

We hold you close within our hearts

And there you shall remain,

To walk with us throughout our lives

Until we meet again.

So rest in peace Dear loved one

And thanks for all you’ve done,

We pray that God has given you,

The crown you’ve truly won.

 

Luise Grabenhorst

GRABENHORST, Luise Anna – Passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 3rd, 2008 at the Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover. Mrs. Luise Grabenhorst of Port Dover in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard (1988). Luise will be sadly missed by Helga Stuermer, Helmut Koziol, Sylvia Morwald, their families and all friends in Canada and Germany. A memorial Service was held on Tuesday September 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. from St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. If so desired donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com

Robert Lewis

LEWIS, Robert Cecil, of Halifax. Passed away in his sleep at Queen Elizabeth #2 Hospital on September 2, 2008 in his 56th year. Predeceased by his father Cecil Lewis (February 2002) and his mother Caroline Lewis (June 2005). Loving brother of Glenn of Hagersville, Bonnie Boyko of Port Dover, Marilyn and Marvin LaForme of Hagersville. Will be sadly missed by many nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles. At Robert’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Private graveside service at a later date.

Published September 17, 2008

Minnie Dixon

DIXON – Minnie Murial. At Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by her loving family and promoted to the arms of her Lord and Saviour, peacefully on September 9, 2008 in her 93rd year. Survived by her daughters Betty Martin (Don), Sharon Dixon and extended daughter Rosemary Reeves (all of Port Dover), stepdaughter Minnie Belomas (George) of Holland, brother Ross Lambert of Hamilton, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins (13 times 5 generations). Predeceased by a son Fred (Pee Wee) Dixon (2006), parents Fred and Eva Lambert, brother Freddie Lambert, sister Dorothy Kishinsky, and 2 great grandchildren (Samantha and Natalie Dixon). Predeceased by a grandson Rick Martin. She was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge # 1827, Simcoe. Minnie made generous donations to many charities. She was a terrific and caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. A service to celebrate Minnie’s life was held on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe where the funeral service was held on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Brian Elder officiated. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to Sick Children’s Hospital or the charity of ones choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com

David George Waddle

1932 – 2008

David George Waddle of New Hamburg (formerly of Port Dover) passed away at the age of 76 on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Lisaard Hospice in Cambridge. George is the beloved husband of Vaughn (Stemmler) Waddle. Predeceased by his first wife, Polly (1989). Dear father of David (Cathy) Waddle and Patti (Michael) Koch. Dear grandpa to Michael and Matthew Waddle. He will always be remembered by his 6 step-children and their spouses, his 15 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Hazen and Pearl Waddle. Dearly cherished brother of Catherine (Bill) McNeice of Parry Sound. Much loved cousin of Ruth (Waddle) and John Kilpatrick of Port Dover. George was a very active long time member of St Michael’s RC Church in Waterloo and an active volunteer at the Mennonite Central Committee Warehouse in New Hamburg. George had a very full life. He is loved and respected by all who knew him. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Michael’s RC Church in Waterloo, on Thursday, September 4, 2008.The voice is mute and stilled the heart

That loved us well and true.

Ah, bitter is the trial to part

From one so good as you.

We miss you now, our hearts are sore.

As time goes by, we will miss you more.

Your loving smile, your gentle face,

No one can fill your vacant place.

 

Published September 24, 2008

Ivy Jaques

JAQUES, Ivy Gertrude, formerly of Port Dover, peacefully on September 19, 2008 at Saint Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Brantford in her 97th year. Loving wife of the late Edward M. Jaques (1986). Sadly missed by her daughter Judy Plot and her husband Bernard of Saint-Nazaire, France, sister Lillian Mortin and her husband George (Bud) of Midhurst, brother Donald (Don) Goodhew and his wife Jean of Brantford, and sister-in-law Edna Jaques of Brantford. Fondly remembered by her three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews of the Goodhew, Mortin and Woodger families and her many friends. Ivy was active in the United Church Women, the NGH Auxiliary and the Eastern Star during her many years in Port Dover, and remained in contact with several friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Saint Joseph’s Lifecare Centre and Dr. Hadley for their kindness since Ivy moved there in November 2006. The family received friends at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519 583-1530 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Star service at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church, Chapman and St. George Sts. Port Dover. Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Betty Robinson

ROBINSON, Elizabeth “Betty” of Port Dover at Norview Lodge on Monday, September 15, 2008 in her 76th year. Predeceased by her husband Charles “Lea” (2007). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Ron and Linda of Port Dover and Rick and Julie of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of Michelle and Dave McRae, Kerri and Jessica Robinson; Jeremy, Justin and Jenelle Robinson; great grandmother of Kalan and Logan McRae. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Beatrice Gordy, Vera and John Price, Iris and Paul Smith, Frank and Beulah Grummett all of Simcoe and Ida and Earl Fleming of Delhi. Predeceased by brother Albert Grummett and brother-in-law Bill Gordy. Before retirement, Betty was a school bus driver for 22 years. She loved to travel, which she and Lea did for a number of years. Her garden was a place she enjoyed being and spent many hours there. Family and friends were invited to share their memories of Betty at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand/Norfolk would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Norma Tennant

TENNANT, Norma Crighten – Entered into rest peacefully, surrounded by her daughters at Norfolk General Hospital, September 17th, 2008 in her 68th year. Norma leaves behind her three daughters Mandy Wood of Port Dover, Leslie VanSickle (Clayt) of Port Dover and Jennifer McRobbie of Simcoe and eight grandchildren; Julia, Danielle & Sarah Wood; D.J. & Matthew VanSickle and Stephen, Tanner & Elizabeth McRobbie. Norma is predeceased by her parents Elizabeth & George McKechnie of Scotland and her stepdaughter Kimberley Ann Tennant of Port Dover. Born September 20, 1939, in Glasgow, Scotland, Norma was the eldest of 2 daughters and will be sadly missed by her sister Jeannette Calman of Glasgow, Scotland. It is with heavy hearts that her daughters invite family & friends to say goodbye Wednesday September 24th, between 6 & 8 pm at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover. A private family ceremony will follow at a later date. Those wishing to do so may donate to The Salvation Army or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Published August 2008

Helen ‘Geneva’ Chechak

CHECHAK, Helen ‘Geneva’ passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, July 28, 2008, one day after her 82nd birthday. Predeceased by her husband Edward (2005). Loving and devoted mother of Edward of Simcoe, Donald of Simcoe and Christine of Vineland. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Allan and Mary Bell of Simcoe, Edwin and Verena of Port Elgin and Evelyn Atkinson of Petrolia. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Janice, parents Gladys and Sydney Bell and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). C.W.L. Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. and Parish Prayers at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 2 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd. Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Simcoe. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Vincent DePaul would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters @nornet.on.ca.

Susan De Koning

De KONING, Susan – In the serenity and comfort of her home on Wednesday July 30, 2008 the Lord took Susie into his arms for her journey to heaven to be reunited with her loving husband Hank (2001). Mrs. Susan De Koning of R.R. #3, Port Dover after a long and courageous battle with cancer in her 79th year. Loving mother and grandmother of Larry De Koning (Cheryl) of Port Dover and their children Kimberley and Robert, Murry De Koning (Rita) of Port Dover and their children Jeremy (Kerrie), Carolynn, Colleen and Brandon, Cathy Mattice (Dave) of R.R. 2, Nanticoke and their children Christina and David. Great grandmother to Hendrich. Dear sister to Alice VanGroningen (John), Peter VanGroningen (Bertha), Nellie Stigter (the late Harry), Nick VanGroningen (Sandra), Tom VanGroningen (Barb), the late Cornelius VanGroningen (Dorothy). Susan will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. She was the driving force of Hank De Koning Ltd. Her presence in the shop will be sadly missed and forever remembered. Friends were invited to visit at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S. Simcoe (519-426-1314) on Friday, August 1, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A graveside service was held on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Port Dover Cemetery. A Memorial service followed at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 95 Oak St., Simcoe. Pastor Weiger DeJong officiated. If so desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com

Barbara Fallis

FALLIS, Barbara Kay. Suddenly as the result of an auto accident on Wednesday, July 30, 2008. Barbara K. (nee Dunnigan) Fallis of Port Dover, in her 75th year. Predeceased by husband Thomas J. Fallis (1992) and infant son in 1961. Barb leaves her daughter Cari Fallis and husband Dan Cascioli of Mount Hope, her beloved grandson Thom Beauchamp, and ‘special ‘ grandsons Stephen and Anthony Cascioli, her sister June Townson of Selkirk, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Suzanne Fallis of Jarvis, and sisters-in-law Delcie Fallis and Elaine Fallis of Alberta. Barbara is predeceased by brother and sister-in-law Robert and Joan Dell of Cayuga and brothers-in-law Harold and Gordon Fallis of Alberta and also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews from the Fallis, Townson and Dell families. Barbara was known to many through her dedicated work as a registered nurse at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe; as a teacher of the RNA programme at Norfolk General Hospital; and later until retirement (1991) as the industrial nurse at Texaco and Imperial Oil Refineries at Nanticoke. She was a proud graduate of St. Joseph’s Nursing Class of 1955, and worked diligently for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Barb greatly enjoyed her involvement with the Monday Morning Breakfast Club and the Imperial Oil Annuitants Association. She was devoted to family and friends and will be greatly missed. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Barbara was held on Monday, August 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Church, Port Dover. Interment, Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family atwww.cooperfuneralhome.ca

August 13, 2008

Beverly M. Dench

DENCH, Beverly M. (nee Hagen) – At the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, August 9, 2008. Loving wife of Howard Dench. Beloved mother of Denise Raleigh, the late John and the late Kim Lazeski. She will be fondly remembered by her step son Robert Dench and his wife Peggy of Woodstock. Much loved grandmother of Jason Raleigh. Beverly is the sister of Terrance Hagen of Port Dover, Morley Hagen of Calgary, Pat Hagen of South Hampton and the late Dr. Michael Hagen. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. A mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Basil’s Parish, 50 Palace St., Brantford on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Arrangements entrusted to the Hill & Robinson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 519-752-2543. Donations may be made in memory of Beverly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.hillandrobinson.com

 

Miriam Ruth Storey

Mrs. Miriam Ruth Storey (nee Irving) passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London, on Monday, August 4, 2008. She was born in Scotstown, Quebec 1918, attended school there and moved to Ontario to pursue a nursing career. Miriam graduated from Hamilton General as an R.N. in 1942, was employed as head nurse there until illness forced a career change. After recuperating in California she returned to Hamilton General and then became Matron Coordinator of a new Cerebral Palsy rehabilitation centre. She was married in St. John’s in 1953, taught nursing in that city, and moved to Winnipeg with her family where she did general duty at the General Hospital. Throughout her life she was a tower of strength to her husband and family and made many friends in Canada and abroad. She is survived by her husband Robert, daughter Miriam Ann, son-in-law Harry Moffat, grandson Andrew and granddaughter Nicola, all of London, and daughter Patricia, son-in-law Neil O’Brien, grandchildren Maureen and Anna Rose also of London. A memorial service will be conducted at Robinson Memorial United Church, 1061 Richmond Street, London, on Friday August 15th, 2008 at 1:00 pm. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Miriam are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

 

William “Bill” Wallace

WALLACE, William “Bill” of Simcoe at his residence, surrounded by his family, after a brief battle with cancer, on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of 54 years to Betty. Cherished father and father-in-law of Glen and Karen of Port Dover, Mark of Simcoe and Kim and Jack Dugas of Hamilton. Proud and loving grandfather of Matthew, Jason, Tyler, Jack, Kristofer, Samantha, Tyler and Ryan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Irene Thomson of Windsor, Vernon and Irene, Jack and Georgette all of Valleyfield, Quebec, Ralph and Florence LePoidevin of Belleville, and Danny and Eunice LePoidevin of St. Anicet, Quebec. Predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sidney Thomson, Leonard and Norma LePoidevin and Gloria LePoidevin. He will be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Bill retired from Stelco after 39 years service, working at several locations, including Lake Erie. After his retirement Bill enjoyed spending his time perfecting his woodworking skills, fishing or spending family time at the cottage. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, August 8, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519 583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Bill’s life was held on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca

Published August 20, 2008

Beryl Scott

SCOTT, Beryl of Port Dover, suddenly at her home on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 in her 64th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Derek. Cherished and loving mother of Nick (Pam). Dear sister of Keith Arnold of England. Beryl and Derek moved to Port Dover 6 years ago when they retired. Beryl loved Port Dover and made many friends here. She will be fondly remembered for her loving and kind spirit. Next to her family, her greatest love was to travel, which she has done extensively, visiting many countries around the world. She enjoyed walking with Derek in the evenings, meeting friends and making new ones. Beryl will be sadly missed by her family and friends, but they hold special memories of their years together. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Beryl’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be emailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Stephen Varey

Suddenly at home on Friday August 15, 2008, Stephen Charles Varey in his 59th year. Loved by Steve’s companion and best friend Cheryl Laroque, Delhi. Lovingly remembered by wife Louise Varey, Simcoe. Cherished dad to Nick Varey and Cindy Nieuwkuyk of B.C., Nathan and Leesa Varey of Langton. Loving son to Mary Lou and Bill Varey of Port Ryerse. Son-in-law to the late Hattie and Ralph Goos Sr. Brother to Brian and Anne Varey of Long Point, Cathy and Duncan Buckle of Port Ryerse, Mike and Darcy Varey of Simcoe, Anne and Kevin Gosse of Shingletown. Brother-in-law to Anita Goos and Howey Zwarich of Toronto, the late Ralph Goos Jr. and Georgina Armstrong and Rick and Linda Goos of London. Special nephew to John Varey and friend Elaine Fraser of Port Dover and the late Betty Varey. Steve will be remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Raised in Delhi, moved to St. Williams to work at his uncle’s variety store, purchased his own variety store in Silverhill and later returned to Delhi running Paint Plus. Steve was a member of AA and the Gentlemen of Harmony Barbershop Harmony Society. Steve always loved the wind in his face and a good song, so sing a song in Steve’s memory and pray that he is finally at peace. A celebration of Steve’s Life will be held on Thursday, August 21st, 2008 at Old Windham Church, Glendale Crescent, Simcoe. Visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. David Bish officiating. Memorial donations to the Harmonize for Speech or Canadian Mental Health (Norfolk) may be arranged by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221. Personal condolences may be made atwww.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

 

Published August 27, 2008

Doris Smith

SMITH (Hollingsworth) Doris Irene: Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. Mrs. Doris Smith of Simcoe in her 89th. year. Daughter of the late John and Matilda Smith and much beloved wife of the late Charles Hollingsworth and the late John Smith. Loving mother of Gerald Hollingsworth and his wife Mary Lynn of Brantford and the late Ernie Hollingsworth, cherished grandmother of Rhonda Linington, Bob Hollingsworth (Karen) and Leslie Morris (Wayne) all of Brantford, great-grandmother of Justin, Ashley, Jaime, Christina, Shannon, Georgia and Evan and mother-in-law of Barbara Hollingsworth and family. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews of the Lockwood Family. Doris was predeceased by her brothers; Reford, Aubrey and Dorrien Smith and sister; Violet Messner. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Monday, August 25, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at THE BALDOCK FUNERAL HOME, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral was held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. Pastor Raymond Thompson and Pastor Ron Mullin officiated followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Maria Raffaela Tassone

TASSONE, Maria Raffaela – Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on August 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Rosario. Loving Mother of Rosina & the late Vincenzo Ienco, Gabriele & Lina Tassone, Giuseppe & Giuseppina Tassone, Antonietta & Nicola Iuliano, Ralph & Rosemary Tassone, Lou and Dawn Tassone, and Viola & Don Malpass. Cherished Nonna of 33 grandchildren, great grandmother of 31 and great great grandmother of 1. Dear Sister of Giovanni & Stellina Ienco. Sister-in-law of Marianna Vallelonga, Rosina Panucci-Tassone, & Antonio Ieraci. Aunt of numerous nephews and nieces. The family wishes to thank the staff of Unit B4, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, for their loving care, and Father Guglielmo Corbo. Family and friends were received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (North of Lawrence) Weston, on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1789 Lawrence Ave. W., on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 10 a.m. Entombment Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation, Unit B4, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 would be appreciated by the family. “She taught us all how to enjoy life fully”

 

Published July 2008

Ernie Hollingsworth

HOLLINGSWORTH, Ernest Charles “Ernie” – The family of the late Ernie Hollingsworth invite his friends to join them for a memorial reception Celebrating Ernie’s life at McCleister Funeral Home in the Hospitality Suite, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Monday, July 7th, 2008 from 6 – 9 p.m. McCleister 519-758-1553 www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

Mary Lou Norman

NORMAN, Mary Lou of Lynedoch on Friday, June 27, 2008 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 67th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Ed Stewart. Loving step-mother of Chris Stewart and Kim Balkon and her husband Russell Braun. Proud grandma of Haileigh, Emily, Nicole and Justin. Cherished sister of Robert Norman and Dorothy Scott. Loved and devoted aunt of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Helen Norman and brother-in-law Glenn Scott. Mary Lou was a life long teacher, she was a Vice-Principal and Principal in several Norfolk schools, and taught in many countries and cultures around the world. She fervently promoted education and career training for women in leadership and implemented a Leadership Development for Women course, locally and beyond. A recipient of the Women Teachers Association 1995 Longfield Award for outstanding service. She also received a honorary degree in English from the University of Toronto. Her longtime dedication to volunteer work with the Arthritis Society, Cable 5’s Bingo Live, benefiting Alzheimer/Mental Health Association of H/N, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters (to mention a few) was unparalleled. Mary Lou has been Chair for the Norfolk Family Life Advisory Committee, Member of the Council of Canadians, active in the Women Teachers Association, Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario, Executive Member of the Retired Teachers of Ontario, and President of the Simcoe Curling Club. Additionally, Mary Lou has been a Board Member of the H/N Literary Council, Member of the Norfolk Library Board and Co-Chair of Teens Write for Fun Contest. She was two time Campaign Manager for Rita Kalmbach’s successful Mayoral races. She was honoured recently by the Rotarians for her outstanding contributions to her community, receiving the “Paul Harris Fellows Award”. Mary Lou faced many challenges and adversities in her life, but nothing ever deterred her from her passion for life, her love of family, friends and community and her dedication to teaching. Her example of a true community leader will inspire others for years to come, but her loss will be felt by many in Norfolk County and beyond. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday, July 4, 2008, 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). A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Mary Lou’s life will be held Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Port Dover Community Centre, St. George Street, Port Dover (next to Port Dover Composite School). Father Kendall Reimer officiating. For those wishing, a donation to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Published July 9, 2008

Don Doyle

DOYLE, Joseph Gerald Donald (Major, Retired – R.C.A.F.) – died suddenly on Sunday, July 6, 2008. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Cherished father of Heather Volk (Klaus), William Doyle (Shelley), Diane Magee (Stephen), Donald Doyle Jr. (Sandra), James Doyle (Wendy), Deborah Dowds, Patrick Doyle (Sara), Tim Tickner (Sue) and Roger Tickner (Ana). Adored Grandpa to his 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Born of Irish/French extraction in Ottawa, he joined the military during W.W.II. He attended Queen’s University before returning to his career in the R.C.A.F. where he rose to the rank of Major. As a navigator he flew the Lancaster, the CF100 and the CF130 Hercules to name a few. He served as protocol officer at NORAD in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he chaperoned visiting dignitaries including President Nixon and Queen Elizabeth II. After he retired from the military he worked for Transport Canada and the United Nations in Uganda. Don maintained his ties with the R.C.A.F. by assisting with several reunions of the 408 Squadron. After traveling the world, Don and his first wife Lorraine, settled in Port Dover where they were active members of the community for many years. He moved to Wilmot Creek after his wife’s death in 1999, where he found a new community and a new love – Dorothy Tickner. Together they shared a love of travel, laughter and singing. Don’s legacy will be his steadfast commitment to family and the many friends he made the world over. Family was central to all that Don did, and it will be that sense of family that will support us in this time of loss. Friends will be received at the Newcastle Funeral Home, 386 Mill St. South (Mill St. exit, just north of 401 at the lights) on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 250 Mill St. South, Newcastle, on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to Sleeping Children Around the World would be greatly appreciated. (Expressions of sympathy may be made on-line through www.newcastlefuneralhome.com)”Per ardua ad astra”

 

David Knowles

KNOWLES, David George at his residence in Avalon Park on Thursday, July 3, 2008 in his 71st year. Beloved husband, childhood sweetheart and soul mate of Dona, married for more than 54 years. Devoted father and grandfather of David Jr., Kerry Menzer and Tom Honey, and daughters, April, Laurel, and Jaimie, Jeanne Pritchard and her husband Robert and daughter, Jessica, Sam Tracy and her husband John and daughters, Victoria and Olivia, two great-grandsons, Ricky and Noah and special grandchildren, Holly and Dylan Bush. Dearly loved brother of Jeanne Nyberg and her husband Ted, and loving uncle of Toby and Mark Hunter. Predeceased by his parents Thomas Knowles and Hazel Knowles-Marsh (nee Ward) and his son Tommy Basil (1963). Dave was a Member of the Erie Lodge #149 A.F. & A.M., a lifetime member of the Mocha Shrine, London and Zem Zem Shrine, Erie PA. Dave was a life long resident of Port Dover, he was the owner/operator of D.G. Knowles Marine and a tug boat Captain. During his career as Captain he was hailed a hero when he put his own safety at risk to save the lives of two Canadian ship pilots from the Detroit River after they had been hit by another vessel. Dave was a true friend to many, always being there when needed. One of his favourite pastimes was attending the “sitting” at the Mummery Twine shanty for morning coffee. He was a devoted family man, his wife, children and grandchildren were his greatest joy. Dave was an animal lover and enjoyed watching the wildlife at his home in Avalon Park with his best buddy Beaufort. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Sunday, July 6, 2008 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). Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Dave’s life was held Monday, July 7, 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (St. George Street and Market St.). Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published July 16, 2008

Pat Long

LONG, Patricia Jean (nee Given) of Port Dover on Monday, July 14, 2008 in her 69th year, at Hamilton General Hospital, after complications of a heart attack she suffered while biking with her husband along the Lynn Valley Trail. Beloved and devoted wife of Wayne. Cherished mother of Andria and her fiancé Sean Fogerty, step grandson Braedon Fogarty. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Allan and Linda Given. Aunt Pat will be sadly missed by Paul Given and his wife Ruth and Scott Given and his fiancée Michelle Klein Horsman. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Evelyn Given. Pat was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend and will be lovingly remembered by all. She was an outdoor enthusiast, she loved to walk, garden, bike on the Lynn Valley Trail, and skate. Her passion was caring for others, not just her family, but in her nursing career as well. Pat graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1960 at Hamilton General Hospital where she worked for part of her career, then working for a number of doctors, Dr. Moyle in Hamilton, Dr. Brun del Re in Simcoe and Dr. P. Wong and Dr. S.F. Thompson in Port Dover, she also worked for the Norfolk Health Unit. Pat also gave many hours of volunteer time, she was a Member of the Lynn Valley Trail Association, Member of Norfolk Field Naturalist, Charter Member of Probus Club of Norfolk and a Member of Grace United Church. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations to Lynn Valley Trail Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Babe Stonewall

STONEWALL, Minnie “Babe” – On Sunday, July 13, 2008 in her 95th year at Cedarwood Village Nursing Home, Simcoe. Predeceased by her first husband Ray Cable (1986) and her second husband Robert Stonewall Sr. (2001). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Larry and Mary Cable of Vittoria and Judy and Pete Porter of Port Dover, step-mother of Bob Stonewall and Jean Sinkowski, both of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of five, step grandmother of four and great grandmother of six. Loved sister-in-law of Jean and Keith Turner of Cambridge. Babe was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a Charter, Founding Member of the Moose Lodge in Simcoe. Friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Babe’s life will be held Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Cremation to follow. Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, memorial donations to The Vittoria & District Foundation or Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Elizabeth Von Steinner

VON STEINNER, Elizabeth Campbell (Reid) Von Steinner passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 10, 2008 in Alexandria, Virginia (formerly of Port Dover). She is survived by a daughter and son, Beth Von Steinner and Eric Von Steinner. Grandchildren Lynn Von Steinner and Thomas M. Von Steinner. Two brothers, Gordon Reid of Port Dover and Alastair Reid of Burlington, Ontario. Also nephews and nieces. Predeceased by sons Mark and Albert Von Steinner. Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Lauchlan and Jessie Reid. A Memorial Service was held in Alexandria, Virginia.

Published July 23, 2008

Rob Duckworth

DUCKWORTH, Robert William “Rob” – after a short battle with liver disease, at the University Hospital, London on Friday, July 18th, 2008 in his 46th year. Cherished partner of Michael Haywood of Simcoe. Loving son of Bob and Win Duckworth of Port Rowan. Lovingly remembered by brothers Greg (Graham) of Kitchener and Dave (Angela) of Brantford. Rob will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Rob was an active member of both the Port Dover Lighthouse Festival and the Simcoe Little Theatres. Friends are invited to share their memories of Rob with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for a memorial visitation on Wednesday evening, July 23rd, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. A private family graveside committal of ashes will be held at Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations payable to the Liver Foundation and Camp Trillium – Rainbow Lake would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199.

 

Myrtle Florence Hall

HALL, Myrtle Florence. In her 96th year, dear mother of John and Patricia of Port Dover and Susan and Brian of Dundas. Loving grandmother of Gwyneth (Dave) of St Marys, Ben (Natalie) of San Diego, Matt (Sarah) of Port Dover, Megan (Doug) of New Dundee, Erin of Vancouver, Regan (Mark) of Port Dover, Nathan (Mackenzie) of Brantford, Daniel (Natasha) of Port Dover, Brian and Michael of Dundas. Great grandmother of Owen, Sam, Taylor, Oscar, Charlotte, Rasa & Lorelei. Cremation has taken place. No funeral will be held. A family memorial service will take place at a later date.

 

Babe Stonewall

STONEWALL, Minnie “Babe” – On Sunday, July 13, 2008 in her 85th year at Cedarwood Village Nursing Home, Simcoe. Predeceased by her first husband Ray Cable (1986) and her second husband Robert Stonewall Sr. (2001). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Larry and Mary Cable of Vittoria and Judy and Pete Porter of Port Dover, step-mother of Bob Stonewall and Jean Sinkowski, both of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of five, step grandmother of four and great grandmother of six. Loved sister-in-law of Jean and Keith Turner of Cambridge. Babe was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a Charter, Founding Member of the Moose Lodge in Simcoe. Friends were invited for visitation on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Babe’s life was held Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Cremation to follow. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. For those wishing, memorial donations to The Vittoria & District Foundation or Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published July 30, 2008

Eleanor Dack

DACK – Eleanor of Simcoe at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 after a courageous battle with breast cancer in her 56th year. Predeceased by her husband Burton. Much loved mother of James Jacques of Simcoe and Jonathon Jacques of Kitchener. Dear sister and sister-in-law of James and Joan Habinski of Barrie, Gary Habinski of Wasaga Beach and Barbara Pankhurst of Port Dover. Will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother-in-law Perry. Eleanor was an avid yard sale bargain hunter and really enjoyed playing bingo. Her family and friends will hold fond memories of their years together. Friends were invited for visitation on Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service in the Chapel at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Father Pio Beorchia officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Harold Stanley (Tiny) Deller

DELLER – Harold Stanley (Tiny): Passed away at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Friday, July 25, 2008. Mr. Harold Deller of Simcoe in his 86th year. Son of the late Stanford and Edna Deller and Beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Nee: Massecar). He is survived by his Step Son; Robert Gare and his wife Sharon and their family of Simcoe, sister; Eileen Wight of Port Dover and nieces; Sheila Smith and her husband Bevan of Simcoe and Carolyn MacKenzie and her husband Ora of Port Dover and great nieces and nephews. Mr. Deller served overseas in W.W.II with the Royal Canadian Army 6th Armoured Regt. 1st. Hussars Tank Division and worked at the American Can Company for many years, he was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #79. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Monday, July 28, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Legion Padre Reverend Bryan Robertson officiating followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #79 Poppy Fund. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Published June 2008

Jeanne Harding

HARDING, Jeanne Elaine (nee Akins) – passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, June 14th, 2008 in her 74th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Raymond Harding (2003). Loving mother and grandmother of Richard Harding and his wife Debbie of Walsh, their children Jamie (Michelle), Derrick (Michelle) & Joshua (Laurie); Ruthanne Ross and her husband Dominic of Hagersville, their children Blaise & Hannah; and Robert Harding and his wife Christine of Vittoria, their son Brandon. Proud great grandmother of Taylor, Bailey, Dylan, Hailey, Gavin & Chelsey. Jeanne is survived by her sister Joyce Clarke of Selkirk. Lovingly remembered by Raymond’s siblings, Marion Sherman of Vittoria, Jim Harding (Dorothy) of Cobourg as well as several nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Charles (2001) & Florence (1966) Akins and by her step mother Mary Akins (2001). Jeanne was a 25 year member of the Eastern Star. Friends were invited to share their memories of Jeanne with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. Eastern Star memorial service, Delhi Chapter No. 226 O.E.S., was held on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Cremation followed visitation and a memorial service was held on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. from Woodhouse United Church with Rev. Frank Walker & Rev. Brian Elder officiating. Interment of Ashes: Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations payable to the Woodhouse United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199.

 

Agnes McClung

 

McCLUNG, Agnes Mary (nee Vickerd) – of Port Dover, peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, June 10 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife for 62 years of Howard Fraser McClung. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Richard and Jeannie of New York State, Gordon and Pearl of Burlington, Wayne and Maureen of Cambridge and Brian and Vicki of Port Dover. Dearly loved grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of three. Agnes and Fraser opened their nursery business on Hwy. 6, 60 years ago, which Agnes remained active in until five years ago, now operated by Brian and his wife Vicki. Agnes was a member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church and past member of the C.W.L. She was a doll collector and belonged to the Dollectable Doll Club. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Friends were invited to share their memories of Agnes with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530, on Thursday, June 12, 2008, 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Parish prayers at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Lynedoch Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand-Norfolk would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Margaret Utman

 

UTMAN, Margaret Jane (Campbell) – Peacefully passed away on June 13th, 2008, in her 95th year at Dover Cliffs Long Term Care Centre in Port Dover. Born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland. Beloved wife of the late William Utman. Loving mother of Marjorie Duck (Francis), St. Williams, Ontario and Eileen Chesney (John), Hamilton, Ontario. Loving aunt of Evelyn Kendall, Port Dover, Ontario. Dear grandmother of William Duck, Karen Chesney-Morgan, Robert Duck, Lori Duck and Kenneth Chesney. Dear great grandmother of Drew, Shayla and Kiarra Morgan. Predeceased by her sisters Agnes Kendall and Mary Glover. Arrangements entrusted to Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton, 905-387-2111.

Joyce De Serranno

De SERRANNO, Joyce Lillian (Porter). Peacefully, at the Norfolk General Hospital, on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late René De Serranno (1990). Loving mother of Ron (Sandra) De Serranno of Long Point, Jacques (Carol) De Serranno, Eric (Jean) De Serranno, Nick De Serranno all of St. Williams and Cathy De Serranno of Simcoe. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Ron (Rita) De Serranno, Dan (Lily) De Serranno, Teresa (Bob) Winter, Jason De Serranno, Sabrina De Serranno, Robin (Tony) De Cloet, Erica De Serranno, Rebecca and Nathaniel Jones and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her nieces, Patricia Snow and family, and Cindy and Dave Martin and family, as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her brother Frank Porter. At Joyce’s request, cremation has taken place with private family remembrances. Expressions of sympathy to the Simcoe and District Humane Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice may be made through the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover ON N0A 1N0, 519-583-1530.

 

Marjorie Garton

GARTON, Marjorie Aileen – Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, June 6, 2008. Mrs. Marjorie Garton of Port Dover in her 88th year. Daughter of the late Henry and Jean Culham. She was best friend and partner of Harold Garton for over 60 years. Mrs. Garton was also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Marjorie loved bowling, riding her bicycle, her home and the theatre. She was a long time member of the Simcoe Little Theatre, a 25 year volunteer for the Port Dover Lighthouse Theatre, former employee of the Long Point Region Conservation Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods. She had a great interest in conservation and the protection and prevention of cruelty to animals and wildlife. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. Reverend Bryan Robertson officiating followed by cremation with interment at Aylmer Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Ernie Hollingsworth

HOLLINGSWORTH, Ernest Charles “Ernie”. The family of Ernie Hollingsworth sadly announce his passing, surrounded by family, on June 2, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, in his 72nd year, Ernie is survived by his loving, longtime companion and wife Barb (Schram). He leaves his loving daughter Leslie and son-in-law Wayne (Morris) and his cherished grandson Evan. He also leaves behind, his mother Doris Smith of Simcoe, his brother Gerry (Mary) and family of Brantford. He will be sadly missed by his cousins George and Joyce Hollingsworth of West Yorkshire, England. Ernie was predeceased by his father Charles, and stepfather John. Ernie was born and raised in Port Dover. He was employed for 24 years at Massey Ferguson in Brantford and for a further 10 years by the Grand Erie Board of Education, as a custodian. Ernie made many friends, not only at work but through his membership at the YMCA, the Aquatic Centre and the Massey Industrial Hockey League. He enjoyed nothing more than welcoming family and friends to his and Barb’s home and it is hoped that those happy times will be remembered by all those who knew him. Ernie’s family would like to thank the great staff of Lilac Lane for the loving care and comfort they provided for Ernie and for the outstanding support they gave Barb, during Ernie’s residence there over the past 3 years. Cremation has taken place. Friends were asked to join Ernie’s family at the McCleister Funeral Home in the Hospitality Suite, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Monday, July 7, 2008 from 6 – 9 p.m. for a Celebration of Ernie’s life. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family. McCleister 519-758-1553 www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca.

 

Florence Murphy

MURPHY, Florence Frances Mary Simmons passed away peacefully in her ninety-eighth year, at Norview Lodge, Simcoe, on May 29, 2008. Flo, as she was affectionately known, was predeceased by her parents Richard and Ruth Brown Simmons; her brothers Charles, George, Jim, and Chester; her sister Elizabeth Ford; her husband Leslie Sr., (1953), and her son Leslie Jr. (2000). Flo is survived by her daughter-in-law Rosemary and grandchildren Kevin, Michael, and Patrick; her son Jim (Katie) and grandson Jamie (Aileen Finlay); her daughter Mary Ellen Du Pon, former son-in-law Brian Du Pon, and grandchildren Melanie Harrell (Ty), Colleen (Carl), Ashley (Aaron), and Hailea Squires (Jim); and her son John (Joan) and grandchildren Iain, Marjorie, Topher, and Mary; as well as by nine great-grandchildren. Born in Hastings, Sussex, England, on March 8, 1911, Flo came to Canada at the age of two with her parents, part of a group of five families brought to this country by the Canadian government to help establish the fishing industry here. In 1934, Flo married Leslie Murphy, Sr., and they continued the tradition of commercial fishing until his premature death from cancer in 1953. Raising her family of four children as a single parent, Flo worked at the Fishermen’s Co-Op, the Arbor, and, for many years, at the Port Dover Maple Leaf. She also was a charter member of the Eastern Star and of St. Paul’s Club, in which she enjoyed being one of a group of quilters for many years. Flo is lovingly remembered by her family as a wonderful mother and as the consummate grandmother. Capable and strong, the port in her family’s storms, she was kind, considerate, and generous of spirit to all, fun to be with, and graced with a great sense of humour. Baker of the best pies in the world, she made sure that every person had his or her favourite, even after she became legally blind. Undaunted to the end, Flo finally said that she wanted to go Home, and so she did. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Orchard Grove, Norview Lodge, who with their loving care made her final years comfortable. Visitation for Flo will be at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home on Thursday evening, June 5th from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Dover, on Friday, June 6th at 11 a.m. For anyone wishing to make a memorial donation, Flo’s family would appreciate that consideration be given to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, because of the importance of the church to her in her lifetime.

Doug Pickard

PICKARD, Douglas of Port Dover, suddenly at his home on Saturday, May 24, 2008 in his 52nd year. Cherished father of Angie “Scooter” & Tim and Brody & Kayleigh. Proud and loving papa of Hallea and Hunter. Dearly loved son of Ester and the late Arnold Pickard. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Wally and Annette, Dave and Joyce and Dorothy Guthrie & Larry. He was a loving uncle and friend to many. Doug will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life gathering was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 158 (Market Street), Port Dover on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Interment Woodhouse United Church Cemetery. Memorial donations to Epilepsy Hamilton and Area can be made by calling Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Published May 2008

Marie Lewis

LEWIS, Ester “Marie” (formerly of Port Dover) peacefully at Cedarwood Village, Simcoe on May 21, 2008 in her 101st year. Predeceased by her husband Jack (1995). Dearly loved aunt of Betty and Douglas Murton, Doris and Alex Landon and Paul and Mary Ann Colman. Much loved great aunt of ten nieces and nephews and great-great aunt of two nephews. Predeceased by her parents George and Mary Jane (Ryerse) Mitchell, brother, Leo Mitchell, sisters, Pearl Mitchell, Minerva Hammond and Millis Colman, niece Lola Dennis and nephew, Douglas Hammond. Several 100th birthday parties were held in Marie’s honour and attended by her family, friends, residents and staff of Cedarwood Village. Marie was a long-time resident of Port Dover and spent countless volunteer hours in the community including active membership in the Port Dover Branches of the Canadian Red Cross and Norfolk Hospital Auxilliary. She was a long time dedicated member of Knox Presbyterian Church and the Heather Club. Marie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends. At Marie’s request cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (afternoon only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to celebrate Marie’s life will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover, Reverend Malcolm Muth officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford. Memorial donations payable to the Canadian Red Cross, Volunteer Assoc. for NGH/NHNH, Port Dover Branch, or a charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Published May 21, 2008

Harvey Gillies

GILLIES, Harvey G. at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill (formerly of Port Dover). Harvey was born on October 28, 1909 and died just short of his hundredth year, on May 16, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion (nee Miller), his three daughters, Gwen Williamson, Megan Lefolii and Lynne Thompson, and his four grandchildren, Graham and Deborah Williamson and Lee and Scott Thompson. He is mourned and his memory honoured by all of them, by his sons-in-law David Williamson, Ken Lefolii and Jamie Thompson, and by his many nieces and nephews. Harvey taught in southwest Ontario schools for 43 years, beginning in a one-room school house in Rodney and concluding at Port Dover Composite. He will be remembered by thousands of former students whose grounding in both the theoretical and practical sciences came from him. He was a highly skilled marksman, an enthusiastic boater, and a non-swimmer who applied his knowledge of physics, as his daughters fondly remember, to solve the problem of staying afloat. He and Marion were practising Christians, and longtime members of the United Church of Canada. Harvey had recently received an Ontario Award for 40 years of volunteer work in his Port Dover community. His wife, his daughters and all the members of his extended family will remember him above all for his character. He was an honourable man. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George St.) Port Dover, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a Service to Celebrate Harvey’s life. Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Society or to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright St., Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4A1. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca

 

William Osmond

OSMOND, William Sr., (formerly of Port Dover) on Saturday, May 17, 2008 in his 90th year, passed away peacefully at the Bluewater Rest Home in Zurich, ON. Much loved and cherished father of William Jr. (Bill) and his wife, Christine. Beloved “Grampy” to Nicola and her husband Ralph. Bill Sr. was predeceased by his first wife Dorothy, his second wife Ialeen and dear friend Marjorie Petrolia. He served in World War II as a CQMS in the 1st BN, South Wales Borderers, serving in British India, Iraq, Egypt, and Italy where he was a POW in Italy but managed to escape and was taken in by the Licini family who treated him as one of their own. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1981. Bill Sr. was a former President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 in Port Dover. He was a volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society and was a faithful friend to those who knew him. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Legion Service at 6:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church (Lynn Park Rd.) Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. If desired donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Clifford Reid

REID, Clifford Vernon of Dundas (formerly of Port Dover). We celebrate the life of an extraordinary father and friend. Peacefully passed away at West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville on Thursday, May 15, 2008 in his 94th year. Predeceased by his wife Isobel (2001). Dearly loved father of Linda Grezoux of Dundas and Susan Kelloway and her husband Shane of Brantford. Grandfather of Li-Anne, Shauna and Andria and great-grandfather of four. Cliff was born and lived in Port Dover for 87 years before moving to Dundas to live with his daughter Linda after the death of Isobel. He was the last surviving family member of Perce and Alice Reid, which included 8 siblings. Cliff was a dedicated Witness of Jehovah for over 50 years. He will be missed by those whose lives were touched by his strong faith, kindness and sense of humour. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Blue Line Road), Port Dover on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. A private internment will take place at a later date. For those wishing, donations can be made to the Port Dover Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses or to a charity of your choice, which would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson-Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca.

Betty Trevail

Celebration of LifeA Celebration of Life for Betty Trevail will be held on Saturday, May 24, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Port Dover Legion, 212 Market Street E. Please join us to share memories and stories.

Published May 14, 2008

Terry Maiden

March 2, 1949 – May 9, 2008

MAIDEN, Terry J. – Passed away May 9, 2008 at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe after a lengthy illness. Terry was born and raised in Montreal, QC, later moved to Burlington, ON, and spent the last several years in Port Dover, ON. He will be sadly missed by his wife Linda, two daughters (Tracy and Karen) and two granddaughters (Kyla and Madeline). Everyone who knew Terry will remember him for his great sense of humour. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com

Published May 7, 2008

Edith Dougherty

DOUGHERTY – Edith Eileen: Passed away at Victoria Hospital in London on Monday, April 28, 2008. Edith Dougherty of King Lane, Simcoe in her 79th year. Much beloved wife of Guy Talty and loving mother of Brian Dougherty and his wife Diane of Port Dover, Brenda Weir and her husband Hubert of Courtice, Neil Dougherty and his wife Mary of Scarborough, Kevin Dougherty of Vittoria and Michael Dougherty and his wife Judy of Port Dover. Also surviving are her 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A private funeral service was held at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Cremation. Those wishing may donate to the Arthritis Society. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

May Martin

May 27, 1917 – May 5, 2008 MARTIN – It is with much sadness that the family announces the passing of (Helen) May Martin on Monday, May 5, 2008. May was the beloved wife of the late Cecil Martin. She is survived by her sister, Connie MacDonald, her seven children, Jack Martin, Larry Martin (and Betty), Connie Sue Robinson (and Joe), David Martin, Joanne Kirk (and Doug), Joe Martin (and Dianne) and Mary Martin (and Joan). She was the sister of the late Clarence Cookson (and Jean of Mount Bridges) and Bill Cookson (Port Burwell). She was a sister-in-law to Lucy Martin and Leota Scofield. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was the proud grandmother of many special grandchildren and great grandchildren. May’s birthplace in 1917 was Port Burwell. She returned there often to see the lighthouse, visit family and reminisce. Some of May’s best years were the years she spent with the love of her life, Cecil Martin. It seemed every day was an adventure. Together, they created a family, they travelled, they laughed and they endured the tough times. After Cecil’s passing, her eyes would sparkle when she would recall the times they enjoyed with one another. May was a devoted family person. She was supportive, committed and always interested in how everyone was doing. Even with a large family, she had a unique bond with each family member and a gift for making each one feel special. She loved nothing better than celebrating with her family over a delicious feast complete with coffee and desserts! While continuing to raise a family, May worked outside the home for some years as well. She was a Legal Secretary at Winter’s Law Firm in Simcoe. She worked at the Children’s Aid in Simcoe, too. Later, she managed the Port Dover Credit Union, an endeavour close to her heart. In her final work phase, she owned and operated the Dover Wool Shop. She loved wool and knitting, and there wasn’t a grandchild or great-grandchild who ever went without a baby sweater as long as she could still knit. Other hobbies of hers included cooking, some travelling, sewing, crocheting, and adorning her creations with Artex paints. She enjoyed music, flowers and laughter. A special thank you to Doctor Wong and to Dover Cliffs for their care for May in her last years. Funeral Service will be held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Grace United Church or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Betty Trevail

TREVAIL – The family of Betty Trevail sadly announces her passing on Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, after a brief battle with cancer. She was in her 82nd year and was a devoted and loving wife of 63 years to Leslie and cherished mother of Steve and his wife Jenny. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Leigh Scully and husband Chris, and Lincoln Trevail and wife Melanie and by her great-grandchildren: Lucas, Aidan and Austin Scully and Mackenzie Trevail. Betty will be missed by all her family and friends and will remain in their hearts forever. The family will receive friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home “Shoemaker Chapel”, 55 Mill Street East, Acton, (1-877-421-9860 – toll free) on Friday, May 9, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at which time they will proceed to Fairview Cemetery for a graveside service. A reception will follow at the R.C.L. Branch 197, 15 Wright Avenue, Acton. Remembrances to the Humane Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.mackinnonfamilyfuneralhome.com

 

Published April 2008

Kaarina Aaltonen

AALTONEN, Kaarina, of Port Dover, at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, in her 95th year, our beloved mother went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Kaarina was born in Finland. She spent most of her adult life in Port Dover and loved this town. She was the daughter of the late Kaarle Grönröös and Hilma Pohjanmäki. Kaarina was the last surviving member of her siblings. She is predeceased by her husband Urpo (1976). She is survived by her loving daughters, Renée (Irene) and her husband Bert and children Meghann and Adam; Mona and her husband Roger and family; her nephew Seppo Sjöman and his wife Liisa and family in Finland. Predeceased by her nephew Kauno Grönröös, who is survived by his wife Claudia and family and many other relatives in Finland. Kaarina worked very hard all her life, beginning with housekeeping for several families and ending with the Erie Beach Hotel for the Schneider family. Kaarina lived her life for her daughters and adored her grandchildren. She was a member of Grace United Church and the U.C.W. The family would like to express their sincere thank you to the staff of Dover Cliffs who took exceptional care of our mother for over 12 ½ years, to Drs. Harold and Robert Hynscht, and to Rev. Frank Walker. Friends met with the family on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) from 12 noon to 2 p.m. followed by the funeral service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or Dover Cliffs Nursing Home would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. “Hey Aïtï/Mummu – Lights out, flood the rink!”

Published April 9, 2008

Hannah Kemppi-Poff

KEMPPI-POFF, Hannah of Port Dover, Hannah’s life was full of love, joy and hope. She was kind to those around her and showed great courage in the face of much adversity. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. She will be missed by many, including her mother Christine Kemppi, her brother Carson Kemppi-Poff, her step-father Brian Snow, the Kemppis, the Snows, the Poffs, many friends in the Port Dover and Simcoe communities, as well as her cat Daisy. Her family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the staff and students at Port Dover Composite School, Simcoe Composite School and Doverwood Public School for the incredible support shown and to the staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hospital for Sick Kids (Toronto) and Norfolk General Hospital for the excellent care given to her. At a later time, an event will be planned to honour Hannah’s life. The family encourages that blood donations be regularly made and for those wishing memorial donations can be made to McMaster Children’s Hospital – Child Life Fund by calling Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519 583-1530. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Anne Souilliere

SOUILLIERE, Florence “Anne” (nee Shoff) of Port Dover In her 71st year, passed away suddenly of respiratory failure at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on April 2, 2008. Anne will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 43 years, Doug and her cherished children, Michelle and her husband Miguel, Michael and his wife Rosey, John and his wife Monique and her adored granddaughters, Katarina, Mila, Kyla and Rachel. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ernest and Evelyn Shoff, Jean Jackson and Elizabeth Barath. Will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Wilhelmina and David Shoff and brothers-in-law Gordon Jackson and Joseph Barath. Anne was a dedicated volunteer and current President of the St. Cecilia’s Catholic Women’s League. She was a proud breast cancer survivor and fiercely battled pulmonary fibrosis for over 8 years. Family and friends were invited for visitation on Friday, April 4 from 2-4 and 7–9 p.m., Parish Prayers at 7:30 p.m. at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (Lynn Park Rd.) Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundations would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca

Published April 16, 2008

Jim Follington

FOLLINGTON, James (Jim) – Suddenly, in the arms of his loving wife Irene, of 60 years, on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in his 85th year. Dearly loved father of Fran Sloat, Patty Gaston, Carol Morrow (Vernon), and Karen Cowan all of Simcoe, Rick (Theresa) of Woodstock, Brian (Brenda), Donny (Vicky) and Larry (Yvonne) all of Brantford, David of Kitchener, Dianne McCooeye (Dave) of Ayr and Danny (Debbie) of Hamilton. Lovingly remembered by 35 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, his sisters Kay Shumaker, Lois Russell, Bertha Lindsay and Bernice Sinden (Bill). Predeceased by his parents James and Gladys Follington, daughter Betty Mae, grand daughter Jennifer Carter, and sons-in-law Doug Sloat and John Gaston, sisters Mabel Howarth, Dorothy Follington, Anne Gilmore, Carol Ryerse and Gladys Follington, and brothers Art and Clarence. Jim was a veteran of WWII, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158. Friends were received at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Legion Service was held Sunday at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Streets) on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Kendall Reimer, followed by Cremation. Expressions of sympathy to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Isabel Havens

HAVENS, Alice Isabel – Passed away at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Sunday, April 13, 2008. Mrs. Isabel Havens formerly of Port Dover in her 84th year. Much beloved wife of the late Fred Havens (1995). Loving mother of Dianna Shannon and the late Gary Shannon (2000), Darlene Furry and her husband George all of Simcoe, Grant Havens of Hamilton and Jeff Havens of Port Royal and was predeceased by son Ronald (1952). Cherished grandmother of Terry Shannon (Jane) of Brampton, Kim Bourne (Joe) of Orangeville, Bryan Kennedy (Kelly) of Simcoe, Cory Kennedy (Ed West) of Simcoe, Thomas Kennedy of Toronto, Starr Kennedy of Simcoe and Amy Havens of Simcoe and her numerous great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers Clifford (Ick) Kennedy (the late Shirley) of Goderich, Donald Kennedy (Gail) of Brighton, Clarence Robertson (Ellie) of Sault St. Marie, Gerald Robertson (Betty) of Bruce Mines, Grant Robertson (Terry) of Echo Bay, Larry Robertson (Carol Pennings) of Port Dover and Terry Robertson (Ada) of Aurora; sister-in-law Gwen Kennedy (the late Bill) and brother-in-law Charlie Havens (Nellie) of Simcoe and numerous nieces and nephews. Isabel was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, Port Dover. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 from 2–4 and 7–9 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetic Association. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Published April 23, 2008

Doug Crosbie

CROSBIE, Douglas Abram – Peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of the late Irene Crosbie (nee Simmons). Loved father of Warren (Deborah) of Aurora and Peter (Hilary Balzan) of Whitby. Cherished grandfather of Stephanie, Erin Straughan (Paul) and Marcie (Miguel Pereira) and great-grandfather of Colton Straughan. Dear brother of Joan Forbes of Brantford. Doug will also be fondly remembered by Elizabeth Cullen, Rachel Cullen, Alex Balzan and missed by his dear friend Doris Southwell. Doug was a retiree with 40 years service at American Can Co. He served in R.C.N.V.R. during World War II. Member of the Masonic Order – Erie Lodge #149 A.F & A.M, Port Dover (50 years 2002), Scottish Rite 32 Degrees, Murton Lodge of Perfection 14°, Rose Croix 18°, Moore Sovereign Consistory 32°, Order of the Eastern Star Vittoria Chapter #152 (45 years 2002) and Lakeview Chapter #79 Burlington. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday, April 24, 2008 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Service Thursday at the Funeral Home at 8:30 p.m. followed by Eastern Star Service. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 1371 Elgin Street, Burlington, on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Luke’s Anglican Churchyard Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Doug’s memory are asked to consider the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care.

Published April 30, 2008

Betty Courtnage

COURTNAGE – At her residence R. R. 3 Harley and surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 27, 2008. Betty Elaine (Edwards) Courtnage. Beloved wife of Ross Courtnage. Dear mother of Kim and Frank Vieni, Mark and Debra, and Earl and Sheila, all of R. R. 3 Harley. Loving grandmother of Courtney and Gerry Kent, Kate, Bea, Sara, Michael, and Kevin and great-grandmother of Brayden and Royce. Also survived by two brothers Les and Karen Edwards, Port Dover, and Jim and Bev Edwards, Brantford, and a sister-in-law Lois Norris, Hatchley. Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories of Betty with her family during visitation at the Rumble Funeral Home “Celebration of Life Centre” 373 Maple Avenue South, Burford, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008. Funeral service will be held from the Burford Agricultural Building, Park Street, Burford on Thursday May 1st, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ron Germaine and Pastor Ron Humphies will officiate. Interment Northfield Cemetery. In Betty’s memory donations to the Community Care Access or Stedman Community Hospice would be appreciated. Special memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family at rumblefuneralhome@yahoo.ca

 

Published March 2008

James Burk

BURK James Kenneth – passed away at hospital February 26, 2008. Resident of Hammonton, New Jersey (formerly of Jarvis, Ontario). Predeceased by his mother Rowena Burk nee Dixon (2001). He leaves behind his beloved and best friend July and his two sons, Jason and John, his father Ken, brothers Ron, Gerald and Steven. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him. He was buried March 3, 2008 in Hammonton, New Jersey.

Edith Clement

CLEMENT – Edith (nee Cunningham) of Port Dover, in her 83rd year, died Friday, February 29, 2008 at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home. Predeceased by her husband Archie (1992). Loving mother of David and Elizabeth of Winnipeg, Diane Clement and Doug Johnston of Brantford, Karon Bobo of Port Dover, Sharon and Ernie Haywood of Port Dover and, Jeannie McGlade of Simcoe. Cherished grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of seventeen. Dearly loved sister of Warren “Dutch” and Doreen Cunningham, Irene Cunningham, Dorothy Bennett and, Evelyn Clement. Predeceased by her son Daryl, son-in-law Roger Bobo, brothers Bill, Elmer and Merle and, sisters Violet Lampkin, Mae Soles and, Marie Battison. Prior to retirement, Edith was a long time employee of the Erie Beach Hotel and an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 1 p.m. Father Kendall Reimer and Pastor Paul Burton officiating. Donations to Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake or Ronald McDonald House would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.ca.

Geoff Kitchen

KITCHEN, Geoffrey, of Port Stanley (formerly of Port Dover), suddenly as the result of a heart attack, on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 in his 52nd year. Beloved husband of Sophie (nee Parker). Loving and proud father of Zachary, Conor, Charles and Justin. Cherished son of Chuck and Carol Kitchen of Port Dover and son-in-law of Sue and Andrew Osyany of Shelburne. Much loved brother of Mike Kitchen and his wife Natalie of Port Dover and brother-in-law of Justin Parker of California. Loved uncle of Amie, Jody and Jayne. Geoff loved playing the guitar, golfing and spending time with friends, but his greatest joy was his family. A Service to Celebrate Geoff’s life was held Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Christ Anglican Church, Port Stanley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Robert Mitchell

MITCHELL, Robert S.M., of Port Dover, after a courageous battle with cancer and with his family at his side, Robert passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Predeceased by his loving wife Ella (1995). Survived by his children Linda and Alan Wright of England, Anne and Jim Wallace of Simcoe, Rob and Margaret Mitchell of England, Norma Mitchell, Jenn and Everett Faulkner, Ian and Niki Mitchell all of Port Dover, his grandchildren Alan (Michelle), Vicky (Phil), Kimberly (Jesse), Amanda, Louise, Emma, Christopher, Matthew, Brittany and Jadian and his great grandchildren Ellie, Daniel, Tye and Liam. He also leaves behind his best friend and companion Rita Howe of Simcoe. As per Rob’s wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Port Dover Cemetery on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. Reverend Brian Elder officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Madeline Morin

MORIN, Madeline Marie of the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home (formerly of Richardson Drive, Port Dover) passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Eusebe “Butch” Morin (1999). Loving Mémère of Stephanie Morin (fiancé Matt), Ken Morin (Tia) and Christopher Wright. Sadly missed by daughter-in-law Judy Wright and her husband Mike. Predeceased by son Ronald Morin (1988) and two sisters Toni and Vicki. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. At Madeline’s request there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 1 pm. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Cremation to follow, with interment at a later date. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Harry Tisdale

TISDALE, Harry of Port Dover on Saturday, March 1, 2008 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Margaret. Dear step-father of Larry (Theresa) Price, Laurie (Peter) Sudds, Jeff (Nikki) Price and Brad (Jennifer) Price. Much loved grandfather of Sean, Felisha, Jeremy, Stephanie, Jennifer, Eric, Jacob, Matthew, Jessica, Hailey and Zachary. Dearly loved brother of Edward of Port Dover and Howard of Guelph and sister Marion of Simcoe and sister-in-law Fay of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents Ben (1961) and Hazel (1970), his brother Ross and sisters, Viola, Helen and Edith. Harry is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Harry lived all his life in Port Dover and worked for Ivey’s for many years, he was also a member of the MS Society of Haldimand/Norfolk. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and remembered for his great sense of humour. Visitation for Harry will be Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 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 his life will be Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. James United Church, Simcoe. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, MS Society or Norfolk General Hospital ICU Project would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Published March 12, 2008 

Jack Reid

REID, John A. “Jack” Reid age 79 of Toledo passed away Monday, March 3, 2008 in his home surrounded by his family. Jack was born December 19, 1928 in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada to Hazen and Doris Reid. He was a greenskeeper for Inverness Country Club for 25 years then went to Heatherdowns Country Club for 10 years retiring in 1993. Jack was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #197 where he played in their annual golf tournament. He was a member of the Adams Conservation Club and was an expert marksman with the NRA participating in the national shooting championships at Camp Perry. He was also a member of the IMA, and TAPS (Toledo Area Polka Society). An avid sportsman, Jack enjoyed fishing, golfing and baseball in which he was a huge Start High School baseball fan. He played hockey all his life and enjoyed Torio’s Health Club. Predeceased by his parents; son Danny Reid; and brother Darrell Reid. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, June; daughter Christy Szalkowski; son John (Jodi) Reid; grandchildren Jerry, Ross, Reid and Bisan Reid, and Erik (Malissa) and Joel Szalkowski; great-grandchildren Drake and Alexis; sisters-in-law Nancy Harnischfeger and Evelyne Waters; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed at 11 a.m. with a Service to Celebrate Jack’s life in the funeral home Chapel. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca

 

Published March 26, 2008 

Kaarina Aaltonen

AALTONEN, Kaarina, of Port Dover, at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, in her 95th year, our beloved mother went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Kaarina was born in Finland. She spent most of her adult life in Port Dover and loved this town. She was the daughter of the late Kaarle Grönröös and Hilma Pohjanmäki. Kaarina was the last surviving member of her siblings. She is predeceased by her loving daughters, Renée (Irene) and her husband Bert and children Meghann and Adam; Mona and her husband Roger and family; her nephew Seppo Sjöman and his wife Liisa and family in Finland. Predeceased by her nephew Kauno Grönröös, who is survived by his wife Claudia and family and many other relatives in Finland. Kaarina worked very hard all her life, beginning with housekeeping for several families and ending with the Erie Beach Hotel for the Schneider family. Kaarina lived her life for her daughters and adored her grandchildren. She was a member of Grace United Church and the U.C.W. The family would like to express their sincere thank you to the staff of Dover Cliffs to took exceptional care of our mother for over 12 ½ years, to Drs. Harold and Robert Hynscht, and to Rev. Frank Walker. Friends met with the family on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) from 12 noon to 2 p.m. followed by the funeral service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or Dover Cliffs Nursing Home would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. “Hey Aïtï/Mummu – Lights out, flood the rink!”

 

Dorothy Dougherty

DOUGHERTY, Dorothy Margaret. Peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Dot (Cross) Dougherty, formerly of R.R.1, Port Dover, in her 95th year. Wife of the late Harold Dougherty (1986). Beloved mother of Carolyn and Brian Hughes of Woodstock and Robert and Barb Dougherty of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of Bobbi Jo and her husband Scott Lawlor and Bradley DePauw and Vickie, Bill and Rick and great grandmother of Sarah, Charlotte, Benjamin, Katie Jo, Dalton and Dillon. Dot was a sister of Russell, Lyle, Don, Beverly, Roy, Ernie, Howard Ross and Grace Furlong and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Saturday, March 22, 2008 from 12 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Don Howden

HOWDEN, Donald Ray. Passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Don Howden of Jarvis in his 82nd year. Son of the late Melvin and Beatrice Howden, oldest brother of Carl (deceased) and Liz, Wesley and Kathy, Eileen and the late Don Hopton, Eugene and Fran, Doug (deceased), and Marlene and Ross MacDonald. He is survived by his wife Betty of 57 years and his children Jim and Bonnie, Dennis – Tink and his wife Dianne, and Diane and her husband Morris (Zak) Zakamarko. Proud grandfather of Tim, Alison, Chelsea, Taylor and Shannon. Don was a life member of Jarvis Lions Club, joining in January 1952. He is a retired member of Jarvis Fire Department for 23 years. Cremation has taken place with a private committal service at a later date in Wesley United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home, 519-587-4414. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation, Arthritis Society, West Haldimand General Hospital or Lions Club International Foundation (L.C.I.F.) will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2008 at the Jarvis Lions Community Centre, followed by a time of fellowship and reflection until 4 p.m. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Published February 2008

Lyle Dennis Carpenter

CARPENTER, Lyle Dennis. At the Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 10, 2008, of Waterford, formerly of Springvale, at the age of 52. Loving husband and best friend of Laurie (Verbrugge). Loved father of Travis, and step-daughters Melody and Tristen. Cherished son of Jean (Carpenter) and Joe Kelly. Dear brother of Wray (& Bonnie), Lee (& Bev), Denise (& Allan) Holm, Donald, Valerie Saunders, and step-sisters Maureen Smith, Sharon (& Dave) Smith, Colleen Kelly. Lyle will also be sadly missed by mother and father-in-law Odiel and Judy Verbrugge, many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by father Ivan Carpenter. Friends may call at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Springvale Cemetery. Donations to Juravinski Cancer Clinic, Roswell Park, Buffalo or Norfolk General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

 

Jean Macaulay

MACAULAY, Jean Duncan, of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 10, 2008 in her 91st year. Lovingly remembered by her daughter, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband George, February 10, 1988 and son Ian, March 15, 1985. Jean was a devoted member of Knox Presbyterian Church, she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She worked tirelessly for the Heather Club. She enjoyed many years of playing bridge with her friends, it was her favourite passtime. In keeping with Jean’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 1 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (Chapman & St. George St.) Port Dover. Reverend Malcolm Muth officiating. For those wishing donations to Knox Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated. 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.

 

Marlene Smith

SMITH, Marlene (nee Hill) of Simcoe, peacefully surrounded by her family on February 6, 2008 in her 59th year. Cherished mother of Sharlene Pimentel and her husband Angelino of Simcoe. Much loved grandmother of Vanessa and Justin. Loving sister of Pastor Paul Burton and his wife Ledya of Port Dover. Dear aunt of Dawendine Burton, Cynthia Burton, Bonnie Gordon, Roger Burton Jr. and Victoria Lawrie, also survived by one brother and two sisters. Marlene had a great love for animals. Family and friends were invited for visitation on Saturday, February 9, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Pastor Paul Burton officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Published February 20, 2008

Hank Misner

MISNER, Henry Robert “Hank” of Port Dover at his residence surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday, February 16, 2008 in his 75th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Mary (nee Maxin). Cherished father of Jacqueline Hilton and her husband Mitch, Jody Misner and Marianne Pankhurst and her husband David. Proud and loving grandfather of Joshua, Kara and Moyia. Dear brother of John Leslie and his wife Sandy, Eleanor Knight and Peggy Williamson. Predeceased by his parents Elmore and Janet, and brothers Gordon and Ken. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Hank was a life long commercial fisherman and lived in Port Dover all his life. He loved his flower garden, but his pride and joy was his family, spending time with them was his favourite pastime. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Hank’s life will be Thursday, February 21, 2008, 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Streets). Father Kendal Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530).

Published February 27, 2008

Norah Abbott

ABBOTT, Norah Agnes, of Brantford (formerly of Port Dover), at Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in her 86th year. Loving sister of May Bowden of Brantford and Ruth Laing and her husband John of Port Dover. Aunt Norah will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Anson and Agnes, and her sister Doris. Norah was a long time employee of Dominion Stores in Brantford. Family and friends were invited for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Friday, February 22, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by the funeral service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to Brantford General Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet .on.ca.

Sybil Seez

SEEZ, Sybil, of Port Dover at Norview Lodge on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Albert. Cherished mother of Michael and his wife Karen of Aylmer and Allison Mail and her husband John of Coquitlam, BC. Loving grandmother of Nicole and Miranda. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Stanley and Jan Grant of Waterloo and Irene and James Simpson of Hamilton. A wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her infant daughter Heather Frances (1960). Sybil was a long time member of Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge #150, Woodhouse United Church Choir and the U.C.W. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, all will remember her with fond memories. Visitation for Sybil was at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Sunday, February 24, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Rebekah Service at 6:45 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Sybil’s life was held Monday, February 25, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or H/N Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Vera Tomlinson

TOMLINSON, Vera Blanche (nee Fairbarn) – passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Thursday, February 21st, 2008 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Llewellyn Tomlinson (1997). Loving mother and grandmother of Paul Tomlinson and his wife Bonnie of Holland Landing, their children Todd (Kathryn) & Shayne (Jamie); and Don Tomlinson and his wife Margaret of Port Dover, their children Lisa Tomlinson-Wolfe (Ian) & Scott (Deborah). Proud great grandmother of MacKenna, Bria, Amanda, Shayne Jr., Bennett & Duncan. Lovingly remembered by her sisters-in-law Irma Fairbarn of Toronto and Sophie Fairbarn of Newmarket as well as her extended family Mary Lunney of Newmarket, Iva Evans of Sharon and Irvine Tomlinson of Newmarket. Predeceased by her brothers Gordon, Bruce & Carson Fairbarn. A memorial service will be held in Sutton West, Ontario on Friday, February 29th, 2008, from the Knox United Church at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe. Memorial donations payable to a charity of ones choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199

 

Published January 2008

Muriel Farr

FARR, Muriel Florence (nee Green) of Port Dover, suddenly at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at the age of 58. Predeceased by her husband Jim (2005); survived by her children Trish and Chuck Honsberger of Port Dover, Ben Green of Simcoe, and Vicki Green of Kitchener; her three grandchildren, Matthew, Madison and Liam; and also her special friends Jean Collins of Port Dover and Debbie Ryerse of Norwich. Muriel is also survived by her sister Joan, her brothers Marvin, Don, Tom, Russell, Dave, John and Tom. Predeceased by her parents Margaret Green (1962), her father Ross Hill (1975), her husband’s parents James and Dorothy Farr, sister Barb Jaques (1988), her brother Doug Hill (2004), her nephew Marvin Green (1991) and her niece Tina McQueen (2000), her sisters-in-law Sharon Green, Patricia Green, Samone Green and her brothers-in-law Joe Jaques and Bill Halterman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Muriel worked as the crossing guard for Port Dover Public School for many years before moving up to Doverwood Public School. Muriel also spent a lot of time at Port Dover Legion volunteering on Saturdays. Family and friends were invited for visitation on Saturday, February 2, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Brother Tom Everett and Dick Lobson officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca

Paul Dale

DALE, Paul Rutherford (“Laydo”), of Port Dover, died peacefully at Henderson Hospital Hamilton surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Post), wonderful father of Jason (Regan), Travis, and Jordan (Jessica), doting Grampy of Rexford; beloved son of Marjorie Akins, cherished big brother of Pam Cleland (Kent) and Bruce Dale (Lynn); predeceased by his father Lorne Dale and stepfather Hick Akins. Paul will also be missed by Carol’s loving family, many nieces and nephews, other family members and many good friends, especially best bud Frank Atkinson (Joy). His precious Hogan already misses their walks and drives together. Befitting of who he was, Paul “called the shots” and was himself to the very end. At his request, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. For those wishing, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated by Paul and the family and can be made by calling Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Online condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Published January 30, 2008

Jack De Bathe

De BATHE, Jack of Port Dover, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, in his 65th year. Survived by his beloved wife Millie (nee Uimonen), children Aaron, Jon and Vicki, and five grandchildren. Jack will be lovingly remembered by brothers-in law, sisters-in-law and many close family friends. We will sadly miss you. Predeceased by his mother Nellie, father Ron, and brother Keith. In keeping with Jack’s wishes, services will be private. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530).

 

Mary Telfer

TELFER, Eiluned ‘Mary’ Blodwen, of Simcoe at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, January 25, 2008 in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Richard, grandson Alexander Hurst, and brother John Heawood. Cherished and loving mother and mother-in-law of Judi and Frank Peach of Nova Scotia, Lesley and Terry Grace of Port Dover, Richard and Judy of Simcoe, Robert of Toronto, John Randall and Christine of Milton, Catherine Telfer and Stephen Green of Toronto, David and Dianna of Alberta, Donald and Monika of Burlington, Esme and Robert Hurst of Markham and Peggy Telfer and Lane Hussey of Saskatchewan. Proud grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mary will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was a loving mother and loyal friend. In keeping with Mary’s wishes all services will be private. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530).

Published January 23, 2008 

Thelma Whitton

WHITTON, Thelma. (1919-2008) Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, loving wife of the late Norman (1979). Beloved mother of Bill (the late Joyce), the late Marg, Nancy (Earl), Carole (Wayne), Bob (Joan), Sue (Pat), the late Ted (Bev), John (Anne), Jim (Mary), Terry (Judy), Randy (Terri), Rick (Darlene), Kate (Al), and Phillip (Tammy). Thelma is the loving sister of Lillian (Ray) and the late Joe (Florence). She will be fondly remembered as a loyal, compassionate, humorous friend to all who knew her. She is the loving grandmother of 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, 519-752-4331. Donations may be made in Thelma’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A tree will be planted for Thelma in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest. www.beckettglaves.com

Published January 16, 2008

Donald MacDonald

MacDONALD, Donald Landon Ivey, of Port Dover. Passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home in his 78th year. Loving and devoted husband of Muriel for 56 years. Cherished father of Rod and his wife Dorothy of Hampton, N.B. and Patricia Perrott of Oakville. Much loved grandfather of Andrew, Mark, Nathan and Jake, great grandfather of Nolan. Dear brother of Sue Anderton of Massaschusetts. Predeceased by his parents Hugh MacDonald and Stella MacDonald Henry, and step-parents Mary MacDonald and Malcolm Henry, and grandson Michael. Don spent his life in law enforcement, he worked with the Sarnia City Police Department for 32 years, retiring as the Deputy Chief. He was a life member and Past Master of the Victoria Lodge #56 A.F. & A.M. and esteemed member and Past President of the Norfolk Shrine Club, he was also an affiliate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158. Friends and family were invited for visitation on Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 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 was held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial Service for Don to celebrate his life was Monday, January 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Doreen Morris

MORRIS, Doreen. Peacefully at Caressant Care in Courtland (formerly of Port Dover) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 in her 80th year. Beloved and cherished wife of Dale. Devoted mother of Cynthia Silk and her husband Ray of Tillsonburg. Loving grandmother of Shawn McLaughlin. Predeceased by her only son Lorne. Doreen lived in Port Dover for many years, she was a former member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, and the C.W.L., Doreen and her husband Dale were owner/operators of Goodall Egg Grading Station and then Morris Farm Services in Walsh. She will be sadly missed by her family and the staff and residents at Caressant Care. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, January 11, 2008 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). Parish prayers were said 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (Lynn Park Road) Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant, followed by cremation. For those wishing, donations to the Alzheimers Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Don (Dupper) Mummery

MUMMERY, Don (Dupper) – Passed away on Friday, January 11, 2008 at the Norfolk General Hospital. He leaves his wife Irene, sons Ron, Mike and Paul. Grandchildren Brad, Amanda, Jason and Victoria. Brothers Raymond and Doug. In keeping with Don’s wishes there will be no service. Cremation with a private interment at Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk Street, S., Simcoe 519-426-1314. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

Published January 9, 2008 

Betty Buttrum

BUTTRUM, Betty Constance of Port Dover, at Henderson General Hospital on Friday, January 4, 2008, in her 80th year. Dearly beloved wife of Cameron. Dear mother of Kevin (Cheryl) of Stoney Creek and Eric (Diane) of Hamilton. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kim, Amber, Scott, Cameron, Erin and her brothers William Brown of King City, Douglas Brown of Woodbridge and Terry (Lois) Brown of California. Predeceased by her sister June Felker. Betty was a 10-year volunteer with the Norfolk General Hospital Auxiliary and a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Visitation was held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Monday, January 7, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (St. George and Market Street., Port Dover) on Tuesday, January 8, 2007 at 1 p.m. Expressions of sympathy to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

 

Carol Davidson

DAVIDSON, Diane (Carol) at Norfolk General Hospital, on Saturday, December 29, 2007, in her 73rd year. Dear mother of Richard (Laurie) Davidson of Mississauga, and loving grandmother of Michael and Amanda. Sadly missed by her brother James Davidson, nephews James, William, and Sean, and other relatives. Predeceased by her parents Daniel and Isabelle Davidson. Carol was a retired make up artist for film and TV and 15-year employee of CFTO TV. She enjoyed her time in Port Dover as part of the Newcomers Group and as a member of the Port Dover Lioness. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at Selkirk Baptist Church with the Reverend Bud Hooper officiating. Expressions of sympathy, to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530).

Published  January 2, 2008 

Robert Clark

CLARK, Robert Charles. Passed away at his residence on Wednesday, December 26, 2007. Mr. Robert Clark of 321 McNab St., Port Dover. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee: Fehrman) (2007). Dear Father of Steve Clark of Simcoe and Laurie Clark (Paul Blunt) of London. Also surviving is his sister Marion Scott of Simcoe, sisters-in-law Leatha Kooger (Brian) of Rainham Centre, Evonne Atkinson (Larry) of Hagersville and Patricia Feere of Simcoe, brother-in-law Ronald Fehrman (Marg) of Selkirk and nieces and nephews. Mr. Clark was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Gladys Clark, and brother Doug. A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, December 29, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Those wishing may donate to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com.

 

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