Death Notices Jan. to Dec. 2009

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bill Barker

BARKER, William R. (Bill) at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, November 28, 2009, Bill Barker of Simcoe in his 84th year. Beloved husband of 63 years of Dorothy A. Richardson. Dear father of Roy; Ronald and Susan and their children Tracy, Bill Jr., and Amy; Barbara and Alan Finch and their son Jason; Richard and Dorothy and their children Joseph and Jeffery; Randall and Joanna and children James, Jessica, Destinie, Dakota, Cinnamon, and Cody; Robert and Kim and their children Tyler, Kyle, and Wesley; Beverly and Brad Snow and their children Matthew, Michael, and Marcus. Predeceased by his parents Roy (1963) and Wilhelmine (1983) and grandson, Douglas Finch (2005). Also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Brother to Aileen Meyer, Ruth Brown and Patricia Lennard (Graham). Brother-in-law to Doug and Jaye Richardson. Dear friend of Doug and Marjorie Porter. Father-in-law to Nancy Barker. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Marcus Meyer and George Brown and sister-in-law Margaret Richardson. Bill was an instructor at Fanshawe College in Simcoe and London until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of St. Alban’s Anglican Church, a honourary member of Port Dover Minor Hockey and a former member of the Port Dover Lions Club. In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place, followed by a family graveside service. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Ferris Funeral Home, Simcoe (519-426-1314). On-line condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Bill Ferris

FERRIS, William L. (Bill) – Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at his home. Mr. Bill Ferris of R.R. # 1, Port Dover in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Marion (2007). Loving father of Vern of Port Dover, Joe and his wife Kenna of Kitchener, Paul of Windsor and Steve of Simcoe. Cherished grandpa of Shawn. Bill will be missed by other relatives and friends. Bill served his country with the Royal Dragoons in the Korean War. After the war he worked for Canvil, was an active union member of the Aerospace and Machinists, member of the Labour council. In 1968 he purchased the Shell service station in Sauble Beach, was a Councilman and Reeve of Amabel Township and member of Bruce County Council. Founding member of Billy Bishop Museum in Owen Sound. Past President of Hepworth Royal Canadian Legion. At Bill’s request cremation has taken place. A graveside service was held on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Vittoria Baptist Cemetery. Reverend Joanne Landsborough officiated. Arrangements entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe 519-426-1314. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

George Moss

MOSS, William George, peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, George is at rest now after a gallant battle with age related health problems in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Isobel Brown McMillan Moss of Norview Lodge, Simcoe. Dearly loved father of Lynne Sharman of Thunder Bay, Kit Julian (Richard) of Simcoe, William Moss (Diane Bussieres) of Quebec City and Wendy Moss of Simcoe. Loving grandfather to Paul Ayers, of Toronto, Jesse Ayers of Vittoria, Zena Sharman of Vancouver, Nicholas Hardy Moss and Alexander Hardy Moss of Quebec City. George left Eastport, Newfoundland at age 18 to enlist with the Cape Breton Highlanders and served in England, Italy and Northwest Europe. He was very proud of his participation in the liberation of Holland at Delfziel in 1945. George was self employed with his contracting business in Hamilton, “Geo Moss Installations” which was launched as a result of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Hazel. George was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Simcoe, Branch 79. Family will receive friends at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only). A Legion Service will take place at 6:30 p.m. A Service to Celebrate George’s life will be held Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Cremation to follow. A private family interment will take place at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand/Norfolk or Norfolk Association for Community Living would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca Siol Na Fear Fearail “The Breed of Manly Men”

 

Frank Schaefer

SCHAEFER, Frank passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Parkview Meadows, Townsend on Thursday, November 26, 2009 in his 84th year. Beloved and cherished husband of Sylvia of Port Dover. Loving father of John and his wife Doreen Soron-Schaefer and Anita and her husband Mike Cosley all of Port Dover. Much loved grandfather of Kimberly Schaefer-Greenslade and Richard, Shawn Cosley and Roxanne, Dane Cosley and A.J. Cosley. Will be missed by his honourary grandchildren Joe and Shannon Archer. Dear brother of Helmut and his wife Renate of Germany. He will be fondly remembered by his friends and neighbours, George and Sally. Frank was a avid gardener, his love of horticulture was evident by his extensive and unique gardens that were well known and feature in several magazines. His gardens were enjoyed, and were the backdrop for many wedding pictures. His talent and expertise will be well used as he works in the gardens of heaven. In keeping with Frank’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life open house will be held in Frank’s honour on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 38 Mergl Dr., Port Dover from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For those wishing, donations to the Alzheimer Society of H/N or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have be entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca “Those who walk with nature are never far from God.”

Published December 9, 2009

Brian Gadsby

GADSBY, Brian of Port Dover passed away suddenly on Friday, December 4, 2009 in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Marion. Dear father of Ian and his wife Elissa and Peter all of Toronto. Adored Papa of Blythe. Dear step-son of Maria of Dover Cliffs Nursing Home. Brian was an active member of the Port Dover Lions Club. He was on the Silver Lake Committee and was on the executive as a Lion Tamer. Brian was one of the leaders of the Leo Club and helped with the International Youth Exchange. At Knox Presbyterian Church he was a member of the Board of Managers and was also a Trustee. Brian enjoyed playing bridge and as a member of the Probus Club he helped run their Friday Night Bridge Club. He was a lifelong tinkerer. Building and renovating was a favourite pastime. Brian was a high school chemistry teacher for more than 33 years. He also coached the high school volleyball team. He will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and the community. His family will cherish the many memories of their years together. Friends were invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, Monday, December 7, 2009, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lion Service was held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Service to Celebrate Brian’s life was held Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, (Chapman and St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

 

Gary Walker

WALKER, Gary of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in his 70th year. Loving husband of Betty. Dear father of Mike and Brenda Walker and Debbie Walker and Willy Loshaw and step-father of Cheryl and Jeff Cherewka. Loving grandfather of Michael and Jessie Walker and Bailey and Riley Long, much loved Ebby of Nicole and Curtis Cherewka. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Paul and Pat Walker, Bonnie Walker and Robin and Dave Pickering. Predeceased by his parents Maxine and Harold, special aunt Helen Smith and son-in-law Ron Long. Gary was a commercial fisherman for many years, he also worked at Ivey’s and then was a driver for Maple Lane Dairy prior to his retirement. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his great sense of humour and his fun loving nature. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service Celebrating Gary’s life will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Asthma Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

Published December 16, 2009

Doreen Strople

STROPLE, Doreen Vera R.N. – Wife of the late John (Jack) Strople (1963) passed away peacefully on December 8, 2009 in Winnipeg. She is survived by one son, Mark (Nettie), a grandson Bradon; one daughter, Tracy (Wes Christie) and one granddaughter, Ashlen all of Winnipeg. She is also survived by one sister Madeline Garrett (Russ) of Winnipeg; a brother-in-law Robert Strople of Brantford and two sisters-in-law, Marie Pos of Ajax and Laurel Sherlock of Etobicoke. She was predeceased by an infant daughter Marina Lynn (1957). A memorial service will be held at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg on December 21, 2009. Interment will be held later in the Port Dover Cemetery.

 

Published December 23, 2009

Joan Huner

HUNER, Joan at Parkview Meadows, Townsend, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2009 in her 88th year. Loving mother of Graham Huner of the Netherlands and Mandy and Tom Myerscough of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of Tanya of Port Dover and Marcus of Golden, B.C. and loved great grandmother of Sydney. Dear sister of Shirley Murray of England. Joan emigrated to Canada in 1953 and moved to Port Dover in 1958, where she has lived until 4 years ago when she moved to Parkview Meadows. Joan will be sadly missed, but forever treasured in the memories of her family. In keeping with Joan’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. For those wishing donations to Parkview Meadows or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Clarence (Toby) Voisin

VOISIN, Clarence (Toby). Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2009 at Milton District Hospital in his 84th year. Husband of the late Joan. Father of Bev Neely (Bud), Bonnie Groves (Dave) and Diane Frye. Grandfather of Rob (Yvonne), Nicole (Paul) and Michael and great grandfather of Dylan, Kenedee, Joshua, Katlin, Maggie and Abbey. The family received visitors at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James St., Milton, 905-878-2669 on Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Donations and condolences online at www.earlyfuneralhome.com.

 

Published November 4, 2009

George Kalar

KALAR, George Donald – passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 in his 76th year. Father of Jim Kalar of Waterford, Barb Kalar of Tucson, Arizona, Lindy Kalar of Curtis and grandfather of two grandchildren. Sadly missed by several nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, the late Charles & Rachel (Broadley) Kalar, as well as by his sister Betty Feltmate, and by his dear friend for over 20 yrs, Valma Stone. George was proud to serve his country in the Canadian Air Force in the early 1950’s. A private family graveside committal followed by a celebration of George’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations payable to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family and may be made through the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St, North, Simcoe. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com, 519-426-0199. George’s family wishes to thank George’s many friends at the Dairy Bar for their years of friendship and support.

 

Published November 11, 2009

Mary Charles

CHARLES, Mary Lorena. Suddenly at West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Monday, November 2, 2009. Mary (nee Henderson) Charles of Nanticoke in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Ray and the late Nicholas Cesar. Dear mother of Wendy Bibby (Al) of Thamesville, Kim and Pam Cesar of Caledonia, Rick and Jayne Cesar of Brantford, Nicki and Sean Robinson of Jerseyville and Terry and Rita Cesar of Meaford. Loving gramma of Craig, Shannon, Mathew and Aaron; Shelby, Brooke; Gabrielle, Shauna and Jeffrey; Christa. Great-gramma to Hayden, Cadence and Fiona Star. Sister of Pat and Johnny Ivanco of Binbrook and the late Betty, Joan and Austin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Thursday 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service for Mary was held at Cooper Funeral Home on Friday at 11 a.m. Cremation followed. Donations to the MS Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Allan Gurney

GURNEY, Allan Roy. Passed away peacefully at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville. After a brief battle with cancer on October 28, 2009 in his 58th year. Son of Wilma and Roy Gurney of R.R.#1, Port Dover. Survived by his brother John of Simcoe and his Aunt Doris of Simcoe. Also survived by his four children Jane, Amy, Jeffery and Nancy. Predeceased by his sister Karen Mather (nee Gurney) August, 2002. Funeral service was held at Mitchell’s Funeral Home, Huntsville on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 officiated by Pastor McGregor. Burial at Hutchison Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville.

 

Wray Walker

WALKER, Wray. At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Friday, November 6, 2009. Wray Walker of Port Dover in his 73rd year. Dear father to Roderick Walker and his wife Marlene and Tara Smith and her husband Wayne all of Simcoe. Brother to Lucille Lockwood and husband Murray of Simcoe and predeceased by brothers Douglas and Donald and sister Lillian. Dear grandfather to Amanda and Leanne Walker and Jacklyn and Melanie Smith. Also survived by his former wife Patricia Walker and special friend Toni Duthie and her son Alan. Wray was employed by Loblaw’s as an assistant manager for 35 years retiring in 2008. He was also an avid golfer. Friends were invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Steve Faulkner officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences atwww.ferrisfuneral.com.

Published November 18, 2009

Bruce Essig

ESSIG, K. Bruce 1926-2009

Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 K. Bruce Essig of Tillsonburg, formerly of London age 83 years. Bruce is survived by his loving wife and companion Lois Burns, and sister Marjorie Schneider of St. Williams. Step-father to Lynn MacDonald (Wally) and Brenda Lobodzinsky (Vic) both of London, Brian and Michael Kelly both in British Columbia, David (Sandi) Burns of London, Paul (Margaret) Burns of Drayton Valley, Alberta, Doug (Beth) Burns of Bridgewater, Mass. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his brothers Clayton, and Ken Essig. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment took place at the Port Dover Cemetery in the Essig family plot.

 

Published November 25, 2009

George Kalar

A Celebration of Life Service for George Kalar, who passed away October 28, 2009, will be held at Port Dover Legion on Sunday, November 29, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

Published October 7, 2009

Pat Furler

FURLER, Patrick Melvin, surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, October 2, 2009, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, in his 74th year. Loving husband and best friend of Ricky Dianne. Predeceased by Patsy (1982). Loved and cherished father of Terry (Mandy), Barry (Terri), Gary (Sandra), Russ (Lynn) and Jamie (Aileen). Proud papa of Scott (Stephanie), Craig (Carlie), Jennifer, Travis, Meghan, Corey, Rachel, Tyler, Jodie and Michelle. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Roberta (2005) and sister Maryann (1997). He will be missed by his furry friend Tugger. Pat owned Patrick Furler Carpentry and was a former member of the Port Dover Lions Club. He thoroughly enjoyed his days on the golf course and his early morning coffee club. Friends were invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Monday, October 5, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Pat’s life was held in the funeral home Chapel on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations to Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake or Norfolk General Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. On line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Fred Golding

GOLDING, Fred. With his family at his side, Fred passed away peacefully at his residence in Waterford on Thursday October 1, 2009, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Donna (Hall). Much loved father of Brenda (& Blair) Gagne, Blane (& Cyndi), Barry (& Cheryl), Bev (& John) Lenos, Barb Golding. Proud Grampa of 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Bee Kirkwood, Shirley Stratford, Carol (& Don) Batson, Star Golding. Fred will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by sister Norma Ribble, & brother Bob. Also survived by good friend and companion Helen Lockey. Fred worked for 37 years for Township of Townsend, and City of Nanticoke, Roads Department. Friends called at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. Rev. Adolph Hahn officiated. Cremation followed with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, or Norfolk General Hospital. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

Eileen Thorburn

THORBURN: Eileen Mary Thorburn, 84, died Wednesday in Cape Coral of complications after a sudden illness. She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald Spencer Thorburn, her daughter, Carolyn Shuman of Gainesville, GA and Bermuda, her grandson, Dennis Atkin Jr., and her great grandson, Carter Atkin, both of Seattle, WA; her niece, Valerie Merritt of England; her nephew, Raymond Green of England, her niece Janet of New York State, her cousin, Richard Wale of England, her sister-in-law, Margaret Thorburn, her niece Marion Waldron and nephews Roy, Cameron, and Douglas Thorburn, and great nieces, and great-great nephews, all of Ontario, Canada. Born in England to her parents Henry and Kathleen Nichols Green, Mrs. Thorburn came to Canada in late 1944, the ship which transporter her fleeing from German submarines as the Second World War came to an end. She was a licensed hairdresser in England and Canada. She and Donald moved to Cleveland, Ohio, with their daughter in 1953, then to Cape Coral in 1986, enjoying boating, playing bridge, and both avid ham radio operators. A memorial service will be held at Hope Hospice Chapel in Cape Coral in November, with the date to be announced. A commemoration also will honour her in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada during the annual Thorburn Family Reunion in August, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hope Hospice. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 239-274-0088,www.gendronfuneralhome.com

Published October 14, 2009

Ruth Peets

PEETS, Ruth (nee Plowes) peacefully, surrounded by family at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Hal Peets for 59 years. Loving mother of John of London, Jeff and his wife Trish of Port Dover, Judy and her husband Richard of Port Rowan, Caring sister of Gene Fleet and aunt of David of Toronto and Paul of Victoria, B.C. Predeceased by her brother Edward. Arrangements were entrusted to Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at the Eva Brook Donly Museum, 109 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe on Saturday, November 7 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the museum in Ruth’s memory would be appreciated.  “Let her spirit fly.”

 

Elva Reichheld

REICHHELD – Elva G. at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Monday, October 12, 2009, Elva G. Reichheld, formerly of R.R. #3 Simcoe in her 94th year. Wife of the late Earl Reichheld (2002). Dear mother of Keith and his wife Anita of Hamilton, Carole Peterson and her husband Tom of Hagersville and Harold and his wife Mary of Grimsby. Cherished grandmother to Kevin, Bill (Sharon), Mark (Andrea), Kayla, Sean (Elaine), Kathryn and Lisa (Mike). Also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Lola Thompson (the late Don) of Port Dover and predeceased by her brother Albert Thompson and his wife Mabel. Elva was a long time member of St. John’s Anglican Church and the A.C.W. of which she was Past President. She was a member of the Simcoe Seniors, a life member of the Woodhouse W.I. and a member of the Caring Circle. Friends are invited to call at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from St. John’s Anglican Church, Highway 24 South on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Canon Tony Boumeester officiating. Interment St. John’s Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. John’s Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

Published October 21, 2009

Ivan Chambers

CHAMBERS, Ivan Harold of Port Dover passed away at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, a week after his 73rd birthday. Beloved husband of Alice (nee Stevens). Dearly loved son of Jean Chambers of Port Dover. Loving father of Sharon LaBonte-Jaques (Jim), Susan, Sheila all of Port Dover and Shelley and Jamie Cable of Waterford. Cherished grandfather of Michelle LaBonte (Mike) of Calgary, Stephen LaBonte of Port Dover, Sarah Cable, Billy Cable of Waterford, step grandfather of Eliza Cable of Waterford, Troy MacGregor (Tanya) of Port Dover, step great grandfather of Tiana. Dear brother of Grant and Val of Port Dover, Marie Wilhelm (Fred) of Petrolia, Suzanne and Paul Greenslade of Port Dover, brother-in-law of Verna Mathers of Binbrook, and Penny and John Beech of Port Dover. Will be fondly remembered by many Chambers and Stevens nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Clayton Chambers, son-in-law Jim Mockett, brothers-in-law Stan Mathers, and Ken Brunnacionni and sister-in-law Gladys Brunnacionni. Ivan was a faithful adherent of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, a life member of the Kinsmen Club of Canada, an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158, Port Dover, and he enjoyed spending time at the Simcoe Senior Centre. He was a devoted attendee of his grandchildren’s sporting events and was an avid fan of the sport they were playing. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Funeral Service to Celebrate Ivan’s life will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 1 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, (Market & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Sound System Fund or Community Care Access Centre – H/N would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Richard Quirk

QUIRK, Richard of Port Dover passed away August 21, 2009. Friends are invited to meet with the family for a Celebration of Life Gathering in his honour on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158, Market St., Port Dover. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. Donations Port Dover Minor Hockey.www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published October 28, 2009

Betty Hishon

HISHON, Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Morrison) passed away peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2009 at Norview Lodge, Simcoe, in her 89th year. She has been reunited with her husband, Toby and they will together be watching over their children and grandchildren. Loving and cherished mother of Mary-Lynn Hishon and Dave of Waterford, Patty Duffy and Steve of Simcoe, Tom and Karen of Simcoe, and John of Windsor. Much loved grandmother of Sean and Victoria of Simcoe. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Jo Morrison of St. Catharines. Predeceased by her sister Margaret Elmer and her husband Bert. Betty was a previous member of the Catholic Women’s League and a member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, but fondly remembered for her gentle, quiet, loving nature. Friends were invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parish Prayers at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial to celebrate Betty’s life was held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Road, Port Dover on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. Father Stephen Savel celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Bill McQuillan

McQUILLAN, William Ashley (Bill). After a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimers, Bill passed away peacefully at the Village of Tansley Woods in Burlington on Saturday, October 24, 2009. He was in his 80th year. Bill is survived by his wife Betty of 53 years and daughter Dianne Andrews (Colin). Cherished grandfather to Kim Krug (Jay) and Jason Faulkner (Angela) and great grandfather to Nathan, Karmen, Jaden and Hannah. He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Bob (Betty), Tom, Barbara O’Reilly and Mary Robertson. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and many friends. During his many years in Port Dover, Bill worked for the CPR, served as Building Inspector in 1967 and was one of the original owners of Doverwood Motors where he worked until retirement. He also served on the Board of Management for St. Paul’s Anglican Church. We would like to thank the staff of Tansley Woods (especially the Brant Unit) and Dr. Ragonetti for the wonderful care Bill received. A Service of Remembrance for family and friends will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.) in Port Dover at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 with interment in the Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. On line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published September 2, 2009

Marion Gillies

GILLIES, Marion Aileen (nee Miller), June 3, 1918 – August 30, 2009, formerly of Port Dover, died peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Daughter of the late Lee and Ada Miller, Marion was a modest Christian woman whose life was founded on love of family and service to community. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 62 years, Harvey Gillies (2008). Marion leaves three daughters, Gwen Williamson, Megan Lefolii and Lynne Thompson, who loved and admired her, learned from her and will always try to emulate the generosity of her spirit. She was the proud grandmother of Graham and Deborah Williamson (Don Lidster), Lee and Scott Thompson. She is mourned and her memory honoured by her sons-in-law David Williamson, Ken Lefolii, Jamie Thompson and by her nieces and nephews. Marion graduated from Queens University and then taught high school French and Latin until her marriage in 1945. She never stopped teaching – CGIT, Sunday School, U.C.W., Vietnamese immigrants and of course, her girls. She was a excellent homemaker, a knowledgeable gardener and a skilled needle woman who sewed clothes her girls were proud to wear and she always set a good table. Marion was a practising Christian and lifelong member of the United Church of Canada and Life Member of the U.C.W. Marion recently received an Ontario Award for 40 years of volunteer work in her Port Dover Community. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon., followed by a service to celebrate Marion’s life. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. A private interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Norfolk General Hospital (where Marion volunteered) or the Alzheimer Society of H/N would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca or by calling the funeral home.

 

Raymond Hardy

HARDY, Raymond of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on August 27, 2009 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 60 years to Nellie. Loving father of Shirley Adams and her husband Dennis, Alan Hardy and his wife Barb. Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Becky and her fiancé Adam, Melissa and her husband Rob, Melanie and Jason, great grandfather of Antonia, Tino, Ashley and Christina. Predeceased by his son Colin Raymond Hardy P.C. (2005). Raymond retired from Stelco – Hilton works after 28 years of service. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends (here and in Florida), they will cherish the memories that they hold dear of all the years spent together. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519) 583-1530. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Parkinson Society Canada or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be done at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca or by calling the funeral home.

 

Published September 9, 2009

Frances Hobbs

HOBBS, M. Frances – Peacefully, at Park Lane Terrace, Paris, on Saturday August 22, 2009, formerly of Port Dover, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Glen (1998); loved mother to Alan (Evelyn) of Port Dover, Ian (Sandra) of Burlington and Mary Hobbs of Paris; cherished grandmother to Lorin, Kimberley-Anne (Christopher), Geoffrey (Melissa), Julia (Colin), Michael (Sara), Mark (Elise), Christopher (friend Amy), Mary (Stephen), and Scott; and 18 great grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by Sidney the cat. Frances is the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace United Church Port Dover (18 Chapman St., W.) on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Donations to Cerebral Palsy, Grace United Church or Scleroderma Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519-442-3061.

 

Lloyd Kitchen

KITCHEN, Lloyd C. – Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital, on August 25, 2009, in his 89th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Thelma (1978). Devoted dad to the late Susan Gath (1979), Syd (Todd), Andrea, Patricia, Ron (Carol), Joanne and Chris. Proud Grampa to 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Lloyd is also survived by his siblings Chuck (Carol), Joyce (Pat) and Ken, sister-in-law Carol, brother-in-law Fred Knechtel and many nieces, nephews and friends. Lloyd is also re-united with his parents Harold and Effie Kitchen, great-grandson Sean, great-great-grandson Nathan and his siblings Jack (Louisa), Carol, Betty Knechtel, Beverly, Junior, sister-in-law Gerry and nephew Geoff Kitchen. Lloyd was a proud veteran of WWII, serving with the R.C.A.F. Friends were received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Sunday, August 30, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Monday, August 31, 2009 at 1 p.m. Interment followed at St. George Cemetery. www.dennistoll.ca

 

Published September 16, 2009

Ronnie Hagen

HAGEN, Veronica “Ronnie” of Port Dover, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2009, with her loving family by her side, she was in her 79th year. Beloved wife for 55 years of Terry. Cherished mother of Timothy, Rebecca McGee and Jennifer Miller and her husband Steven all of Port Dover. Proud and devoted grandmother of Sarah. Dearly loved sister of Evelyn Elsie and her husband Harold of Oakville, Nicholas Krubinski and his wife Peggy of California, Joseph Krubinski and his wife Vedna of Simcoe, and Theresa Stewart of Simcoe. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Ronnie was a Registered Nurse, working in many areas of Health Care throughout her career. She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, also a member of the choir many years ago; and a prior member of the C.W.L. In her spare time she loved doing crossword puzzles. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother, caring for her family was the most important thing in her life. Her family will miss her not being a constant presence in their lives. They will cherish their special memories of the time they shared together. Friends were invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530, Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial to celebrate Ronnie’s life was held Friday, September 11, 2009 at 1 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Joe Denys officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Plan International Canada to benefit her foster child Ingrid would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca or by calling the funeral home.

 

Frances Hobbs

HOBBS, M. Frances – Peacefully, at Park Lane Terrace, Paris, on Saturday August 22, 2009, formerly of Port Dover, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Glen (1998); loved mother to Alan (Evelyn) of Port Dover, Ian (Sandra) of Burlington and Mary Hobbs of Paris; cherished grandmother to Lauren, Kim (Christopher), Geoffrey (Melissa), Julia (Colin), Michael (Sara), Mark (Elise), Christopher (friend Amy), Mary (Stephen), and Scott; and 18 great grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by Sidney the cat. Frances is the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace United Church Port Dover (18 Chapman St., W.) on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Donations to Cerebral Palsy, Grace United Church or Scleroderma Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519-442-3061.

 

Vera Jaques

JAQUES, Vera Margaret. Peacefully at West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Thursday, September 10, 2009. Vera Jaques of Hagersville at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her parents Elgin and Flora Jaques and brother Carl Jaques. Vera is survived by her sister-in-law Margaret Jaques of Port Dover. Aunt of Cheryl (Larry) DeKoning of Port Dover, Sheila Jaques, Barb Jaques both of Edmonton, Jim Jaques (Sharon) of Port Dover and great-aunt of Kimberly (Mark Squire) of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Rob DeKoning of Toronto, Michelle Labonte of Calgary and Stephen Labonte of Port Dover. Vera was passionate about agriculture, particularly ploughing in a man’s world winning many awards locally and nationally. Her prowess on the ball diamond is legendary and following her playing days would be found at many a ball diamond cheering and encouraging ballplayers. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Vera was held at Cooper Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment, Wesley United Church Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Harley Powell

POWELL: Harold Leonard “Harley” Captain – It is with great sadness, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday September 5, 2009, passed away peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in his 76th year. Loving husband of Joan (nee Mudford) of St. Williams. Loving children Michael Powell and his wife Pattie of Nanticoke, Lori Campbell and her husband Ken of Simcoe, Lisa Smith and her husband Bob of St. Williams. Loving grandchildren Amanda & Dylan, Aaron & (Jeff), Kenneth & (Kelly), Jessica Thompson (Dave) and Owen. Loving great-grandchildren Seth Thompson. Step-children, Betty Anne (Clare) Barnim, Lori Dawley (Paul), Barb Young (Roger), Diane Karnes (Tony), grandchildren, great-grandchild Peyton. Survived by sister-in-law Lois Powell of Port Dover. Predeceased by his brother Jack Powell (2008), parents Leonard (1968) Annie (1950). A special thank you to Karen (Palliative Care) and to his courageous, loving caregiver (grandson) Owen, our heartfelt thank you. We are so proud of you. At Harley’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service and cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit, Tillsonburg Memorial District Hospital, The Delhi Community Health Centre or the charity on ones choice in honor of Harley’s memory. On-line condolences can be offered at www.gffh.ca Arrangements entrusted to the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, Port Rowan; 519-586-2901.

 

Dr. Robert Smith

SMITH, Robert Earl DVM, suddenly on Sunday, September 13, 2009 in his 78th year. Dr. Smith attended Simcoe High School and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 1956. Dr. Smith practiced in Indianapolis, Indiana and in Brantford, Ontario. He was one of the founders and past presidents of the Society of Ontario Veterinarians (1982-1985) and the local, Erie Veterinary Association. He was keen about current events and served on Brantford City Council for Ward Five, 1992-1994. Beloved husband of Shelia and the loved father of Kim (Kathleen), Scott (Cindy), Stacey (Don Vannatter) and Erin (Eric Urban). Cherished Grampa Farm of Brendon Smith, Kate, Sarah, Rebecca and Jacqueline Urban, Emma and Nicolas Smith, Cassia, Quinlan and Coleton Vannatter. Robert is also survived by his brother, Laurence and sister Sylvia (Gerry Austin) and many other nieces, nephews and relatives. Friends will be received at Thompson-Mott Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. To be followed by a private, family service at a later date. Donations to the Burn Unit at Hamilton General Hospital or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Robert loved his family, profession, community and life. We will miss him.

 

Frank Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Francis “Frank” A. of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 in his 87th year. Beloved and devoted husband of 58 years to Bernice. Cherished father of Marc and his wife Karen of Port Dover and Patti and her partner Roberto McLaren of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Corey, Matthew and James Sullivan and Sherri Evans. Dear brother of Frances Woolley and Kathleen Wilson, brother-in-law of Doris Sullivan and Barbara Hutton and her friend Lyn Rayner. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, Art, Fred and Albert. Frank was a WW11 veteran, serving in The 2nd Canadian Light Anti-Aircraft – Royal Canadian Artillery 54th L.A.A. Battery as a Gunner. He was a former member of the R.C.L. Branch #158 and a past president and charter member of the Port Dover Kinsmen. Frank will be missed by all his friends at the Saturday morning Lions farmers market, where he became a regular fixture. There will be many people in Port Dover that will miss Frank’s delicious date cookies. Friends were invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Sunday, September 13, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Frank’s life was held Monday, September 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Cremation to followed. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of H/N would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published September 30, 2009

Ronald Barry

BARRY, Ronald J. of Port Dover, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 in his 76th year at Norfolk General Hospital. Cherished and devoted husband of Donna. Loving father of Rebecca (Becky) Blake and Joe, Elizabeth (Beth) Barry and Alain St. Laurent and John Bradley (Brad) Barry and Trudy, and grandchildren Laura, Leah, Heather, Samantha Lovell and Wes, Veronica, and Matthew. Great-grandfather of Emily and Tyler. Lovingly remembered by Jason, Aimee, Krystal and Christopher. Will be fondly remembered by his aunts, Blanche, Verna, and Annie Marie. Predeceased by his parents Leo and Hazel Barry. Ron was a life long resident of Port Dover. He was involved in many organizations and clubs over the years in support of the community including the Volunteer Fire Department and Minor Baseball. After his retirement from the Region of Haldimand/Norfolk Ron and Donna loved ballroom dancing, their Road Trek, their Florida home, and travelling the world. He took pleasure in tending his garden, and fishing with his grandchildren. Ron will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the Port Dover community. Friends were invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Ron’s life was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, (Market and St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. Father Kendall Reimer officiated with remarks by Firefighters Chaplain, The Reverend Frank Walker. Internment Woodhouse Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation, chosen charities are Lung Cancer Canada or Norfolk General Hospital. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Keith Bennewies

BENNEWIES, Keith “Benny” of Port Dover, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 21, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in his 71st year. Beloved husband for 31 years to Barbara. Cherished father and father-in-law of Kevin and Debbie, Karen and Brian Nigh and Darren and Sally. Proud grandfather of Ashley, Craig, Amie, Cody, Morgan, Haden, Brayden, and Shane, step-grandchildren Colin and Kelsey. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ralph and Barb, Shirley and Claude Stewart, Mavis and Bill Wilds, Wayne, Barry and Gale, Joanne and Jim Knights, Roger and Yvonne, Dan and Carol and Bonnie and Doug Holcomb. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Edwin and Susan and brother, Raymond. Keith worked for the Grand Erie Board of Education for many years prior to his retirement. He was an avid woodworker and spent many hours perfecting his skills. Benny had a great sense of humour and was known to play a practical joke on many unsuspecting family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, they will treasure the memories of their years together. Friends were invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave, Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Keith’s life was held Friday, September 25, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman and St. George Sts.). The Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetic Association would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

 

Norma England

ENGLAND, Norma. Passed away peacefully August 8, 2009, at Cedarwood Village Nursing Home, Simcoe. A Memorial Service will be held October 3, 2009, at 2 p.m., at Grace United Church, Port Dover. She was predeceased by her parents Ansley and Hannah (McNeilly) Evans, her husband Alex England and her daughter Shirley Colman, brothers Charles, Bill, Ted, Ken, Harry, Gordon and Hugh. She is survived by daughters Maebelle Cruickshank and Sharon Haller, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norma may be made to Grace United Church, Port Dover, or to the CNIB.

 

Published August 5, 2009

Mona Blake

BLAKE, Mona of Port Dover, passed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, July 27, 2009 in her 76th year. Cherished and loving wife of Terry. Devoted mother of Paul and his wife Kelley of Port Dover, Wayne of Port Dover, Nancy Swan and her husband Wayne of Port Ryerse and Charles and his wife Shelley of Port Ryerse. Proud and much loved grandmother of Justin, Darby, Kelsey, Tasha, Shannon, Shane, Joshua, Jennifer, Neil and Daniel. Dear sister of Kay Maguire of Calvin. Predeceased by her sons Neil and Scott, brother Bill Homer and his wife Eileen and brother-in-law Earl Maguire. Mona was a member of St. Cecilia’s Parish, C.W.L. and past president of the Kinettes. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Thursday, July 30, 2009, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Prayers at 7 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing memorial donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

Irene Follington

FOLLINGTON – Ida “Irene”: Passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at her residence in Port Dover on Thursday, July 30, 2009 in her 77th year. Much beloved wife of the late James Roger Follington (2008). Irene is survived by her loving children; Fran Sloat of Simcoe, Rick (Theresa) of Woodstock, Brian (Brenda) of Brantford, David of Kitchener, Donny (Vickie) of Paris, Diane McCooeye (Dave) of Ayr, Patty Gaston of Simcoe, Carol Morrow (Vern) of Simcoe, Larry (Yvonne) of Brantford, Danny (Debbie) of Edmonton and Karen Cowan (Rob) of Simcoe, her cherished 35 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, brother George Simmons of Simcoe, sisters-in-law; Kay Shumaker, Lois Russell, Bernice Sinden (Bill) and Bert Lindsay and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; George and Mary Simmons, sons-in-law; Doug Sloat and John Gaston, sisters; Pearl, Georgina, Eva Louise (Toot), Gloria, Lou and Deb and brother; Charles. Mrs. Follington had worked at the Port Dover Nursing Home for over 21 years, was an Associate Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #158 in Port Dover and a member of the Order of Foresters. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 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, August 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow with a family interment at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to donate in Irene’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, the Simcoe and District Humane Society or the Charity of One’s Choice. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

Teegan Long

LONG – Teegan Douglas KYristopher: Loving infant son of Chris Long and Tina Titchmarsh who was born on July 2, 2009 and passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. He is also survived by his loving sister; Keara, brothers; Kylar and Dominic, grandmother; Susan Maxwell (Jim Elliott), aunts; Samantha Long and Cristie Titchmarsh and uncles; Trevor and Riley Long. Teegan was predeceased by grandparents; Michele and David Titchmarsh and Douglas Long. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. till 9:30 at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Mass was said at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, corner of Queen and Union Sts. Simcoe. Father Maurice Charbonneau Celebrant followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Teegan’s memory are asked to consider Sick Children’s Hospital. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

Peggy McCoy

McCoy Peggy Ann (nee Gold) passed away suddenly at her residence on Thursday, July 30, 2009 in her 61st year. Cherished and loving wife of Donald. Loving daughter of Harry Gold Sr. of Hamilton. Dearly loved mother of Robert and his wife Brenda, and Tracy all of Port Dover. Devoted grandmother of Leah and Mathias. Loving sister of Glen Gold and Sharon Hill and her husband Steve all of Hamilton. Dear daughter-in-law of Frieda McCoy of Whitby, also survived by sisters-in-law Donna Peters, Glenda McCoy and Genna McCoy and brother-in-law Kelly McCoy. Predeceased by her mother, Theresa Gold, brother Harry Gold Jr. and father-in-law Glenn McCoy. Peggy was an avid volunteer of Port Dover Lighthouse Theatre, she volunteered for numerous children’s charities, and a member of Willow Lake Park Committee. Peggy was owner/operator of Tender Hearts Day Care, and helped raise many children in the Port Dover area. In her spare time she loved tending to her garden and the sanctity of her trailer. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. They will hold dear their cherished memories of the years they spent together. A Memorial Service to celebrate Peggy’s life will be held Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church, Chapman & St. George Sts., Port Dover. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lighthouse Theatre would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home. (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be made at: www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published August 12, 2009

Norma England

ENGLAND, Norma Agnes (nee Evans) passed away at Cedarwood Village, Simcoe, on Saturday, August 8, 2009, born January 24, 1911, she was in her 99th year. Predeceased by her husband R. Alex England and her daughter Shirley Colman. Loving mother of Maebelle Cruickshank and her husband Doug and Sharon Haller and her husband Gerry, and son-in-law Paul Colman and his wife Mary Ann. Dearly loved grandmother of Alex Cruickshank (Gitte), David Cruickshank (Laurie), Scott Cruickshank (Lisa), Rob Colman (Diana), Sharon Colman (Harvey), Greg Colman (Lee), Rick Haller and Joan Gellatly (Bob), much loved great-grandmother of Dina, Alasdair and Delaney Cruickshank, Jordon and Connor Gellatly and Taylor Colman. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Norma was a long time active member of Grace United Church, she served as a board member and a Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the UCW for many years, serving as president and becoming a life member. Her family will hold dear memories of their many years together. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Grace United Church or CNIB would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. Online condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Bert Matthews

MATTHEWS, Robert Edward “Bert” of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, August 8, 2009 in his 76th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Jean (2003). Son of the late John and Audrey Matthews. Loving father of Paul and Debbie Matthews, Pam and Wayne Meade all of Port Dover, and Susan Matthews and Rudy of Cambridge. Proud grandfather “Papa” of John (Holly), Jessica, Michael (Michelle), Christopher, Scott, Nicholas, Roni (Dion) and Alli. Much loved brother of Dick and Donna Matthews of Port Dover. Dear friend and companion of Liz Howden. Bert was a life long resident of Port Dover. Prior to his retirement he was a commercial fisherman, Captain of the Bert & Dick and owner/operator with his father of the James B. Bert spent many hours at the arena, he was an avid hockey fan, especially if his grandchildren were playing, he was a proud grandfather. During the winter months he was a regular at Mummery’s Fish Shanty. In recent years he enjoyed camping and travelling. He had a great sense of humour and will be missed by his family and friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 2 to 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 Bert’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Published August 26, 2009

Richard Quirk

QUIRK, Richard, of Port Dover, after a lifetime of joy and laughter shared with family and friends, it is with love in our hearts that we announce Richard’s passing at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, August 21, 2009 in his 68th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife Roberta “Bobbie”, his children, Fiona and her husband Jean Paul and Graham and his wife Hannah; and his greatest joys, his grandchildren, Tristan and the soon to arrive “Bump”. Born in 1942 in Glasgow, Scotland, Richard emigrated to Canada in 1966. He coached youth soccer for many years in Simcoe and was a former president of Port Dover Minor Hockey. To the end, he believed the Maple Leafs would win the Stanley Cup again! In keeping with Richard’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. For those wishing, donations to Port Dover Minor Hockey (for children unable to pay for registration) would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. On-line condolences or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca or by calling the funeral home.

 

Published July 1, 2009

Rachel Hare

HARE, Rachel Fern. Peaceful at Gardenview LTC, Parkview Meadows, Townsend. Rachel (nee Kitchen) Hare, formerly of Port Dover, in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Russel Hare (1990) and Hugh Chambers (1973). Beloved mother of Frances and Francis Beaulieu and Eleanor and Mike Abdo all of Alabama, Larry and Pat Chambers of Simcoe, Harold and Marlene Chambers of Florida and Linda and Richard Rush of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of the late Leota Lamb, Leo Kitchen and Howard Kitchen. Rachel had fond memories of her many nieces and nephews and extended family, the Hare’s. For 35 years, Rachel taught school starting at the age of 17 at one room schools such as Wiggins, Mud Street, Marburg and Walsingham and finishing her career in Port Dover. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis on Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service for Mrs. Hare was held at Grace United Church, Port Dover on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Langton Baptist Cemetery. Donations to Norfolk General Hospital, Parkview Meadows or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Douglas R. Long

LONG, Douglas Robert of Tillsonburg. Passed away May 8, 2009. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 158, Market St., Port Dover, The Reverend Frank Walker officiating, followed by a Celebration of Life gathering until 4 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519) 583-1530.

Mary Lucas

LUCAS, Mary of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in her 77th year. Loving wife of Leonard Lucas. Dear mother of Ronald Teahen, Norman Lucas and Kim Lucas. Proud grandmother of Leonard Teahen and Jonathon Lucas and great grandmother of Gemma Teahen. Survived by her sisters, Iris Borton and Bridget Amyot. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the family home, 115 Richardson Dr., Port Dover. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. On-line condolences or donations can be done atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Leon St. Croix

Ste. CROIX, Leon of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 in his 78th year. Predeceased by his wife Agnes (2001) and his son Andrew (1995). Much loved father of Brian and Debbie, Gordon and Carolyn and Rosemary and Alan Nummey. Dear grandfather of Melissa, Nicholas, Graham, Ian, Rebecca and Jodi. Services for Leon will be private. For those wishing donations to Quetzal Family Homes or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. On line condolences or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Michael Nemeroski

NEMEROSKI, Michael. Peacefully, at his residence, on Sunday, June 28, 2009, in his 76th year. Beloved friend of 34 years, of Sharon (Pat) Stephens. Survived by his sisters Rose Murray of California and Olga Nemeroski of London. Predeceased by his Parents Luc (1975) and Mary (Schebel) (1943) as well as brothers Peter, Richard and John, and sisters Jeanette and Anne. Michael was a long time farmer, a past board member of the Norfolk Junior Farmers Assoc., a past secretary of the Norfolk Co-operative Co. Ltd., a past board member of the Woodhouse and Norfolk Federation of Agriculture, a past Secretary of the Norfolk Canning Crop Growers Association and a past Secretary of the Norfolk Corn Producers Association. In most recent years, he became a board member of the Canadian Chestnut Council, spending countless volunteer hours in the Councils undertaking of a cross breeding program to develop a blight resistant forest type native chestnut tree. In keeping with Michael’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530). Expressions of sympathy to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences or donations may be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published July 8, 2009 

Bob Peters

PETERS, Robert (Bob) Palmerston – Surrounded by his loving family, and after a long illness, the family announces with great sorrow, the passing of Bob Peters in his 73rd year at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe on July 6, 2009. Bob will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Virginia (Cissy) Peters. Bob will always be remembered and missed by his children, Lisa (Rob) Forbes of Miami, Florida, Mike (Mary) Peters of Cleveland, Ohio, and Chris (Lynn) Peters of Brantford. Bob’s memory will be forever treasured by his five granddaughters, Jordan Peters, Sarah and Laura Peters, Jessica and Susannah Forbes. Bob is also survived by his brothers, Bill Palmerston and Terry (Maryann) Wallace, his sister-in-law, Kay (Toby) Brigham, and brother-in-law, Mike (Martha) Klein. Bob will be missed by his nieces and nephews, as well as his many friends. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Irene and William Palmerston, his adoptive father, Carl Peters, and his beloved son, Brooke (1997) and his sister-in-law, Celine Palmerston (2004). Bob attended the University of Miami and is the former proprietor of the Tastee Treat, Sleepeez Waterbeds and the Norfolk Health Spa in Simcoe. He also enjoyed a long, successful sales career at Royal LePage D.A. Brown Realty where he was well known for his sense of humour and easy, down-to-earth way of relating to people. He was an active sportsman, enjoying hockey, golf, boating, swimming, fishing, and hunting. Bob spent many enjoyable hours in his garden, and had a great appreciation of the outdoors. He embraced life and lived it to the fullest.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Norfolk General Hospital, ICU, for their kindness and care. Friends will be received for visitation on Friday, July 10, 2009 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102-1st Ave., Port Dover, Ontario, (519) 583-1530. A private graveside interment at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Alzheimer Society H/N or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published July 22, 2009

Doug Smith

SMITH: Douglas Alexander; Peacefully, on Monday July 20th 2009 at the Brantford General Hospital at the age of 59. Beloved son of the late Alexander and Vi Smith. Loving brother of Peter and his wife Debbie Smith of Georgetown. Cherished uncle of Christopher and Bryan. Treasured cousin of Mel and Bob, Shirley, Jan and Rick, Ian and Marika, and their families. Doug will also be missed by his uncle Cecil and the late Trudy Ball, and his dear friends Paul and Bonnie Smith. Doug recently retired as a longtime employee of Canada Post. He will be dearly missed by his many friends in Brantford and Port Dover. The family welcomes friends and relatives to a memorial visitation at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Rd. N., Brantford on Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doug’s memory made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. McCleister 519-758-1553. www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

 

Karl Wilson

WILSON, Karl – It is with great sadness, the family announces the death of Karl Wilson of Port Perry, on Friday, July 17, 2009 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, after a short illness. Formerly of Port Dover and Selkirk, ON, he is survived by his beloved wife Mildred “Millie” (nee McBurney). The best dad to Paul Webber (Monica) of Port Perry and Linda Webber of Calgary. Loving grandpa of Jennifer Webber of Port Perry, and Anne (Chuck Hixon) of RR #2 Hagersville and great grandpa of Katie, Collin and Adam Hixon. Dear brother of Dale (George Wark) of Parry Sound, Mary Wilson of Parry Sound and the late Lloyd Wilson (Bessie) of Burlington and brother-in-law of Albert “Al” McBurney (Jean) of Burlington. A Service to celebrate his happy life will be held at the home of Bill and Isabel Selmeci, 132 Bluewater Parkway, Selkirk, Ontario on Saturday, July 25th from 2 – 5 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque through the Wagg Funeral Home, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) to the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared atwww.waggfuneralhome.com

 

Published July 29, 2009

Tom Butler

BUTLER, Thomas William of Port Dover, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Norfolk General Hospital, in his 86th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy (Laidlaw) (2005). Loving father and father-in-law of Wayne and Debbie of Port Dover, Rory and Pam of Simcoe and Jo and Ronald Oakes of Simcoe. Cherished grandfather of Simone, Renee, Donna, Shannon, Robyn, Dave, Laura, Jason and Mike, great grandfather of Emily, Melissa, Josh, Megan, Luke, Hayley, Hayden and Nick. Dearly loved brother of Ron Butler and Pauline Powell and brother-in-law of Dora Butler, Shirley Richards, Dorene Awde. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Adelaide Butler, brother Doug Butler, sisters, Florence Waddle and her husband, Roland, Pearl Guthrie and her husband Hop, and Gloria Pritch and her husband Myron, sister-in-law June Butler, brothers-in-law, Austin Powell, Elmo Richards and Dr. Charlie Awde. Tom was an involved citizen and an instrumental part of Port Dover all his life, dedicating many, many hours of volunteer service to numerous organizations. Tom was a past member of the Port Dover Fire Department, Port Dover Ambulance Service, a founding member of the Port Dover Kinsmen, Port Dover Minor Hockey Executive, OMHA Executive, Knox Presbyterian Church, Horticultural Society, life member of Norfolk General Hospital Auxiliary, Simcoe Seniors Centre and the Port Dover Bench Warmers. He received recognition from the Canadian Minor Hockey Association for his volunteer service. He also helped in the building of Knox Presbyterian Church. Tom was a carpenter by trade and was owner/operator of Thomas Butler Fencing, which his son still operates. He will be missed greatly by his family and the community. Friends were invited to share their memories of Tom with the family on Sunday, July 26, 2009, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Funeral Service was held Monday, July 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church (St. George and Chapman Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Frank Walker and The Reverend Cheryl Fitch officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be done at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Published June 10, 2009

Ruth Druyff

DRUYFF, Ruth Selina. Peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Sunday, June 7, 2009. Ruth (Curley) Druyff, formerly of Jarvis, in her 79th year. Wife of the late Klaas (2001). Beloved mother of Pat Anderson of Townsend, Earla and Bruno Ritter of Jasper, Alta., Catherine and Rene Tapp of Nepean, Sam and Colleen Druyff of Port Dover, Sandra Olsen, and David Druyff all of Jasper, Alberta. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister of Ruby and Charles Parker of Floral City, Fla., Sam Curley of Hagersville, Frank Curley of Hagersville, Jean and Leon Ross of London, Mildred and the late Gerbrand Druyff of Clarence Center, N.Y. and Mary and Henri Auge of Woodstock. Ruth, as well as being a devoted mother of 6 children and a busy homemaker, found time to pursue a career in Real Estate, eventually becoming a successful Broker. She also enjoyed working with and supporting her husband Klaas in his many enterprises and his public offices. Ruth also held various offices with Wesley United Church being the first woman to occupy the office of Chairperson of the Congregational Board. She was very actively involved leading young girls groups such as 4-H Clubs and Explorers. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis on Thursday, June 11, 2009, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Ruth will be held at Wesley United Church, Jarvis on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wesley United Church Cemetery. Donations to The Alzheimer’s Society or Wesley United Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Carol Lickers

LICKERS, Carol (nee Ross), formerly of Port Dover, at her residence in St. Williams on Sunday, June 7, 2009 in her 54th year. Cherished long time partner of Donald Procunier. Loving sister of Lynda Otterman and her husband Dave. Dearly loved aunt of Krysta Otterman (Todd Dewell) and Dana Otterman (Bryan Stennett). Carol will be sadly missed by her dear friend, Carol Tupper, her furry friends, Molly and Willow, and her extended family at Wal-Mart. Predeceased by her beloved parents, Betty (2005) and George (2006). A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Personal on-line condolences and/or donations can be done via our website www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Bertha Pow

POW (Bowyer), Bertha (nee Townsend) – Passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Bertha Pow of RR 3, Simcoe in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Bowyer (1972) and the late John Pow (1987). Loving mother of Ruth Gow (Ken) of Simcoe, Joan North (Jack) of Simcoe, Shirley Sheppard (Alan) of Simcoe, Don Pow (Gail) of Port Dover and Peggy Stone (late Tom) of Port Dover. Cherished grandma to 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law to Lonnie, Luella and Edna Bowyer, Betty McIroy and Jean Coughlin. Predeceased by her parents John Townsend and Nellie (nee Pew) Townsend, sister, Laura Crane and brother Keith Townsend. Bertha will be sadly missed by other relatives and friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, June 5, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314) where the service was conducted on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment Oakwood Cemetery to follow. If so desired, donations may be made in Bertha’s memory to the Grace United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Phyllis Whitford

WHITFORD, Phyllis Doris. At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, on Thursday, June 4, 2009. Phyllis (Clack) Whitford of 6 Swan Street, Port Dover, formerly of RR2 Nanticoke in her 89th year. Wife of the late George (2000). Beloved mother of Yvonne Stewart (Graham Vining) of London, Maureen and Richard Blacquier of P.E.I. and John Whitford of Nanticoke. Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Anne and Sydney Stagg of Pennsylvania, Rita McLellan and Douglas Clack of Croyden, England and the late Vera, Edward, John, Percy and Muriel. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Monday, June 8, 2009, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Phyllis was held at Cooper Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Cheapside United Church Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Published June 17, 2009

Karen Berry

BERRY, Karen of Simcoe after a long period of suffering, at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 in her 49th year. Karen is survived by her loving mother, Joyce Berry, brothers, Kevin Berry and Keith Berry and his wife Donna, nephews and nieces, Josh and Brooke Berry, Andrew and Matthew Peebles, Megan and Jeff Coleman, great nephews Liam Berry and Casey Peebles. Predeceased by her father Brian Berry. At Karen’s request cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2009 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 (Market & St. George Sts.) at 2 p.m., The Reverend Frank Walker officiating, followed by a Celebration of Life until 4 p.m. For those wishing, memorial donations to Lupus Ontario would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519) 583-1530. On-line condolences or donations at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Published June 24, 2009

Doreen Barber

BARBER, Doreen (nee Spencer) – Passed away at The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Ron for 53 years. Loving mother of Catherine Herman of Calgary, Ron (Debbie) of Burlington, Andy (Kathy) of Elmira, and Gary (Sonia) of Burlington. Cherished Grammie of Todd, Trevor, Daniel, David, Jessica, Katelyn, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Isabella and Victoria and Great-Grammie of Tyler and Matthew. Predeceased by her brother Gordon Spencer. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Gathering will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of the QEW), Burlington, 905-632-3333 on Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

 

Mary Cuerrier

CUERRIER, Mary. It is with great sadness and broken hearts, that we announce, our mother and loving Gram, Mary Cuerrier, has lost her courageous battle with cancer. She passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Norfolk General Hospital, with her family by her side. Born at 514 St. Andrew Street in Port Dover on February 6, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Isabella Shand. She spent her entire life living in this lakeside town, and was well known and loved by many. She had the “gift of gab”, and never passed anyone on the street (young or old), that she did not have a big smile and a friendly word. In her youth, she was employed at Waddles 5 & 10 cent Store on Main St. (now Giant Tiger). She married Con Cuerrier on September 17, 1949 (September 2003). She worked for Thomas A. Ivey and Sons, in the grading room before and after having children, and then continued to work at Ivey’s Inc. in the retail flower shop for many years, where she retired on February 6, 1988, on her 65th birthday. She is survived by her son, Rob (Vicki), and children Nicole and Kevin, her daughter Susie (David Wall) and children Geoff (Krystal Leavey) and Lindsay (Donnie Ruiz), her sisters Alice Krull and Doris Lindsay, and her brother George Shand, as well as her many very special nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her extended family (the Cuerriers) of Alexandria, ON. She was predeceased by her brothers Jim (Marion) and John (Marie), sister-in-law Mary, and nephews Bob Shand and Jimmy Krull. In keeping with Mary’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home in Port Dover (519-583-1530). If desired, donations can be made in memory of Mary to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Camp Trillium or a charity of your choice. Donations and online condolences can also be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.com.

 

Dar Smithers

SMITHERS, Darla “Dar” – nee Fairbairn. Went to be with God, peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in her 69th year. Beloved wife of 47 years and best friend of Jim. Dearly loved mother of Jamie (Donna) Smithers of Courtland, Lori Kotz-Smithers of Port Dover and Holly (Brian) Osinga of Bradford. Dear loving mother of her predeceased daughter Kelly. Cherished grandmother of Kaila, Nikita, Benjamin, Cassandra and Luke. Precious daughter of Leslie and the late Helen Fairbairn of Simcoe. Loved daughter-in-law of the late George and Jenny Smithers of Courtland. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Heather (Martin) Volkar of Beaver, Penn. Not forgotten by her sister-in-law Jean (Stan) Mann as well as many nieces and nephews. “Dar” was a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Award for her many years of devoted service to Junior Hockey, a passionate supporter of all charitable events in Port Dover with strong ties to minor hockey and ball. Friends will be received at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Friday, June 19, 2009, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Grace United Church (St. George and Chapman St.) Port Dover on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 1 p.m., with Reverend Frank Walker officiating, followed by Interment in Port Dover Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to the Lung Association or the Colitis Foundation, would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences or donations may be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Hugh Ashton Winter

September 18, 1942 – June 17, 2009

Suddenly in a tragic automobile accident near Caledonia, Ontario on June 17. Loving husband of Mary (Misner); proud father of Jared, Sean, and Wendy, and stepfather of Scott (Stephanie) and Jason; fondly remembered by Mary’s grandsons, Gil, Liam and Dawson. Ash was predeceased by his dear sister Ellen and parents Ashton and Nora (McEwing). He is survived by Aunt Marion (McEwing) McKracken and Cousins Fraser, Robbie, Jean, Jane and Jennifer. Born in London, Ontario Ash grew up in the town of Simcoe. He received his law degree from the University of Western Ontario; articled with the firm of Basil Sullivan in Toronto; and was called to the Bar in 1970. He briefly joined his father’s practice in Simcoe before establishing his own law office in nearby Port Dover. A noted practitioner, Ash provided legal counsel to the City of Nanticoke while conducting a successful general practice for many years until his retirement in 1998. A champion of many causes, he continued to keep local politicians’ feet to the fire on important issues. He dearly loved this small town on Lake Erie and was visionary in developing properties on the waterfront there. Ash is remembered as one of the most dedicated counsellors at Onondaga Camp near Minden, Ontario. The lifelong friendships developed there continued to be of great importance to him throughout his life. His love of the outdoors led him on adventurous canoe trips on the rivers of the Arctic region and hikes on Baffin Island. His affinity for the Canadian Arctic and its culture is evident in the unique soapstone carvings that he took pleasure in creating since his retirement. His great passions were sailing and skiing. He was an accomplished sail boat racer, actively participating in regattas on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario with his boat Lancer; and is a past Commodore of the Port Dover Yacht Club. As an instructor at the Holimont Ski School in Ellicottville New York, Ash shared his enthusiasm for the sport and was one of the founding instructors in their Adaptive Program. Teaching these challenged children to ski brought him tremendous joy and satisfaction. He loved music of all sorts and recently his interest in developing his skill as a guitarist extended to building a series of now treasured acoustic guitars. Theatre also played a significant role in his life. His mother was a talented actress and director of regional theatre and Ash cherished a very special relationship with his godfather William Hutt. Ash was a man of a great many interests and talents: skilled woodworker who also designed and built a unique home on the lake; created a peach farming operation; made vast quantities of wine; and held an impressive reputation for his world famous chili. His huge circle of friends is a testament to his loyalty and his caring nature. Mary, Sean, Jared and Wendy will dearly miss him. At Ash’s request, cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Monday, June 29 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9. A reception to celebrate his life and honour his memory will be held on Tuesday, June 30 from 2 to 5 at the Port Dover Yacht Club, River Rd., Port Dover. For those wishing, donations to the Port Dover Sailing School, The Adaptive Program, Holimont Ski School and the World Wildlife Fund or any charity supporting environmental issues would be most appreciated. On-line donations and personal condolences can be done at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published May 2009

Mildred Cocking

COCKING, Mildred – Peacefully in her sleep at Gardenview Long-term Care, Townsend on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of Charles Ronald Cocking for over 70 years. Loving mother of John and Donna of R.R.#2 Fisherville, Elizabeth and Bill Hurkmans of R.R.#5 Cayuga, and Roger and Yee of St. Catharines. Dear grandmother of David, Susan and Peter, Elaine, Katherine, Robert, John and Nathan. Great-grandmother of 10 great-grandchildren. Mildred is predeceased by two brothers and one sister in England. Funeral service for Mildred was held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Cheapside on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Donations to St. John’s Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca.

Tim Hoover

HOOVER- Timothy Patrick, in his 20th year, passed away peacefully with family by his side at Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, April 26,2009 after a courageous battle with lymphoma. Tim is the beloved son of Millard (Jim) of Kingston and Ulla, and loving brother of Melanie. Tim will be dearly missed by his family in Germany, and here. He is the loved grandson of Eleanor Siple-Hoover, Port Dover, and dear nephew to Gayle Hare (Ron Hannah), Cayuga, and Deb Sasseville (Rick), Port Dover as well as cousin to Brook Hare (Andrea), Brent Hare, Angie Weaver, Ashley Brinkmann (Markus) and Dayna Marks (Aaron). He will be missed by his close friends in Kingston and the University of Ottawa where he attended as a student. Funeral service was held at the James Reid Funeral Home, Kingston, on Sunday, May 3, 2009.

Grace Strobridge

STROBRIDGE, Grace (nee Kew) – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009, at Norfolk General Hospital. Loving wife of the late Donald George Strobridge (1997). Much loved mother of Donald Ernest (Cheryl) Strobridge and Francis John (Lorri) Strobridge. Dear grandmother of Michelle, Don, James, Christie and Cynthia and great-grandmother of eight. Loving sister of Mary Gibbons and John Kew. Grace and her husband Donald owned and operated Strobridge Boat Works in Port Dover for 20 years. At Grace’s request cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Friday, May 8th, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Beckett – Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford. Donations in lieu of flowers to the M.S. Society or the Alzheimer Society of Brant would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences, tributes and service details are available at www.beckettglaves.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Grace in the Beckett – Glaves Memorial Forest.

Florence Lawrance

LAWRANCE, Florence, passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, May 3, 2009 in her 74th year. Cherished wife and partner for over 53 years to Desmond “Dickie”. Loving and devoted mother of Linda Whitfield and her husband Dave of Stoney Creek, Susan Siderius and her husband Wayne of Mississauga and Jayne Halliday of Port Dover. Dearly loved grandmother of Natasha, Sarah, Brandon, Adrian and Ashton. Dear sister of Mary, June and Colleen. Florence was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the Anglo-Indian Association. Florence was devoted to Dickie, their love spanned more than 50 years and three continents. She was the love of his life and the light in his eyes. She will remain with him in spirit and in his heart forever. Florence was an affectionate and caring mother to her daughters and their families. Her first priority was always her family, enriching their lives with her steadfast love and compassion. Her presence will be sadly missed. Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) and Thursday, May 7, 2009, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519) 583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Florence’s life will be held Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.). Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to St. Peter’s Hospital or St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Lucy Leach

LEACH – It is with profound sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Lucy Jane Eva Leach, known by all as “Aunt Lucy” of Tillsonburg, formerly of Port Dover, surrounded by her loving family at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 2, 2009 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Leach. Loving sister of Cecil (Vera) Luff of Ajax; Edward (Maxine) Luff of Summerford, Newfoundland; Lloyd (Bela) Luff of Brownsarm, Newfoundland; Harry (Lily) Luff of Brownsarm, Newfoundland; Harrison Luff of Phillips Head, Newfoundland; Constance (Jim) Jenkins of Phillips Head, Newfoundland, and her sister-in-law Winnie Luff of Phillips Head, Newfoundland. Aunt Lucy was predeceased by her brother Ben Luff. Lucy is also survived by her companion Herman Rothman of Tillsonburg, as well as her special nephew and niece Paul (Karen) Leach of Tillsonburg; Ruth (Rick) Leach of Tillsonburg and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. The family received friends at Ostrander’s Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St., Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) on Monday, May 4, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation followed the visitations. A Graveside Memorial service will be held at Eden Cemetery on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10 a.m. where Lucy will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Harvey. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be to a charity of your choice and can be arranged by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home. Personal condolences may be made atwww.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

Published May 13, 2009

Ben Bezzo

BEZZO – William Francis Jewell (Ben): Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 after a lengthy illness in his 77th year. Son of the late Gordon and Grace Bezzo and husband of the late Donna Gilbert Bezzo(1993) and much beloved husband of Lucille Verhaeghe Bezzo of Simcoe. Loving father of; Jarri Bezzo and his wife Cheryl of Simcoe and Jeff Bezzo and his wife Janice of Wisconsin, step-father of; Alicia Bloomfield and her husband Robert of Ottawa and Anna-Marie Gilman and her husband Alan of Arizona, cherished grandfather of; Josh, Julia, Melissa, Kelinda, Ryan, Alex, Ryanna and Jaclyn and was predeceased by grandson Scott Bezzo (2003). Also surviving is his sister; Dorothy Hoppe (Manfried) of Calgary and brother; Ron Bezzo (Marion) of Vittoria and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Music was Ben’s life and as a drummer he will be remembered for having his own band and playing many dances since 1946. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Monday, May 11, 2009 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, May 12, 2009 at 2 p.m. Reverend Ron Mullin officiated followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to Muscular Dystrophy. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com.

 

Ed Dougall

DOUGALL – Edwin Charles: Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 91 years. Ed, previously of Port Dover and later of Stayner, beloved husband of the late Alice, loving father of Mary and husband Glen Gulley, Jim Dougall and wife Susan, May Louise and husband Jack Martel. Dearest Grandpa “Bump” of Maryanne (Keith), Richard (Jane), Jill (Jeff), Jaime (Darren), Steven (Marcie), Jeff (Heather), and the late Daniel. Great-grandfather of Jason, Melissa, Erin, Austin, Amy, Nora and the late Monika. Great-great-grandfather to Elizabeth, Madison and Emily, and good friend to all who had the pleasure to know him. Services were held at the Jubilee Presbyterian Church in Stayner on Sunday, May 3, 2009. You were a special blessing in all our lives Gramps.

 

Al Burbidge

BURBIDGE, Allison, of Port Dover, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2009 in his 80th year. Cherished husband of Katherine (Kay) for almost 55 years. Loving father of Mary Burbidge and her partner Gary Hicks of Coe Hill, Ian and his wife Sandy Conrad of Port Elgin and Douglas and his wife Julia Wallace of Ottawa. Much loved grandfather of Morag, Rab, Darius, Siobhan, Andrea and David. Dear brother of John and Barbara Burbidge of Peterborough and Margaret and Charlie Hunter of Scotland, ON. Allison was a life long educator. After teaching in Hamilton and North York he became principal of Port Dover Composite School in 1965. He retired as Director of Education for Norfolk County in 1987. He was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and past member of the Simcoe Rotary Club and the Probus Club. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Thursday, May 14, 2009, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530). A Service of Remembrance will be held Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Sts.) Port Dover, Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Norfolk General Hospital or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Douglas Long

LONG, Douglas of Tillsonburg (formerly of Port Dover) suddenly on May 8, 2009 at Tillsonburg Hospital in his 54th year. Dearly loved son of Robert and Jean Long and Irene Smith and Fred Iliffe. Much loved father of Christopher, Trevor, Samantha, Zoey and Riley. Proud grandfather of three. Dear brother of Mary Jean Montague and her husband Wayne, Sheila Chevarie and her husband Tony, Penny Long and her husband Fred, Debbie and Charlene,. Doug was an avid reader, spent many hours doing crossward puzzles and loved playing his guitar. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover from 7 pm to 9 pm (evening only). Cremation to follow. A Celebration of Life gathering will take place at a later date. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca

 

Published May 20, 2009

Joan Newton

NEWTON, Joan Audrey – Peacefully in Powell River, B.C. on Friday, May 1, 2009 after a lengthy struggle with M.S.A. Loving and cherished wife of Vernon Ball. Predeceased by her parents Bill and Mary Newton (2005). Dear sister of Gil and Irene and Pat and Rosemary all of Port Dover and Jack and Dianne of Brantford. Joan’s laughter and love of life will always be remembered by her nieces Wendy and Jennifer, her nephew Jason and their families. The family will be forever grateful to Vern for the tender loving care he gave to Joan throughout her illness.

 

Published May 27, 2009

Eleanor Kelland

KELLAND, Eleanor Anne, 85, of Gladys Manning Retirement Complex, Windsor, Hants County, NS, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2009, in the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Eleanor was born on July 9, 1923, in Simcoe, Ontario. She was the eldest daughter of the late Harry and Isobel (Diver) Sherk. Growing up and attending school in Simcoe, she was a member of the competitive high school basketball team, Simcoe Swim Team and was awarded the Simcoe High School Gold Medal as ‘ Most Outstanding Girl’ of her High School graduation (1941). After graduation, she worked at the Royal Bank in Simcoe and then Brockville, Ontario. She met her husband, Lewis Kelland, at an IODE dance in Brockville during the war. They were married December 27 1946, and began their journey through life together. As the wife of a Dental Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, she found herself stationed on Canadian Bases throughout England, Europe and across Canada. On retirement from the forces, they bought a farm in Torbrook Mines, Annapolis Co. and in more recent years, they moved into Gladys Manning Retirement Complex, Windsor. Along her journey she succeeded in providing a stable and loving home for her military family. As an avid horseperson, she rode throughout her life from childhood in Simcoe and later on as a member of the Greenwood Saddle Club on her horse Lightning. She took part in many competitions and was District Commissioner of the Fundy Pony Club in the Annapolis Valley. She expressed her artistic ability through her paintings, gardens, crafts, baking and knitting. Many will remember her for the cards and paintings and her entries into local fairs. Her green thumb was legendary. All plants brought to her in distress would flourish. She took great pride in serving meals entirely grown on their own farm. As an avid Maple Leafs fan, her love for hockey was evident well into her late years. She could passionately discuss strategies, statistics and powerplays with anyone. A good and loyal friend, she loved to share a cup of tea at her kitchen table. She was a ‘cup half full’ type of person. Her quick sharp wit, fun loving personality and generous spirit will be missed. Eleanor is survived by her husband, Dr. A. Lewis Kelland; children, Alison Kelland Wells MD FRCPC (Derek), Chester, NS; Jeremy Kelland, PEng (Anne) Brooklyn, Hants Co., NS; Laura Kelland-May BScCE (Robert), Ottawa, ON; grandchildren, Jason Giovannetti BSc, MBA; Sarah Giovannetti, BA(Hons), BEd; Kyle Giovannetti; Lindsay Kelland BSc (Hons), Gillian Kelland; Jamie Kelland; Alexander May; sisters, Pat (Robert) Haggarty, London, ON; Joan (Harry) Barrett, Port Dover, ON. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, NS. The Rev. David Curry officiated, followed by a reception at the Gladys Manning Retirement Complex. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Eleanor were requested to be made to the Canadian Red Cross or to the Hants Community Hospital Foundation. Sign the book of condolence, click on “Obituaries” at, www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com

Terry McFarland

McFARLAND, Terrance of Port Dover (formerly of Brantford) on Friday, May 22, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer, passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family, in his 68th year. Cherished husband of Sandra for more than 47 years. Dearly loved father of Andrew and his wife Rachel and Jeff and his wife Diane all of Brantford. Terry was a proud and loving grandfather of Branden, Joshua, Shaina, Pheobe, Grace, Gwendolyn, Shelby, and Cassandra, great grandfather of Madison and Cailie. He will be missed by his brother Dennis of Lions Head, his sister Anne Blackwood and her husband Marty of Trout Creek. Terry will be lovingly remembered by Cathy Kerr of Brantford and Brian and Kim Hammond of Port Dover. Terry was a long time employee of Bell and loved his adopted home of Port Dover; he was an avid golfer and spent much of his time woodworking and carving. His family will sadly miss him and will cherish the memories of the years and laughter they spent together. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation, and share their memories of Terry at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530, on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Terry’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of H-N would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Published April 1, 2009

Connie Monsen

MONSEN – Constance Pearl (nee Sherman) – Retired Registered Nurse. Peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Connie of R.R. #1 Peterborough, in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Pete Monsen and dear mother of Terry (Mike Streun) of Orangeville, Patti (Brian Allingham) of Combermere, Peter (Kimberly) of Oshawa and Scott (Shannon) of Brampton. Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren. Daughter of Hazel Sherman of Port Dover and the late Earl Sherman. Sister of Ted (Betty) of Combermere and Molly (Rick Barber) of Port Dover. A Memorial Service to celebrate Connie’s life will be held at Grace United Church, 18 Chapman Street West, Port Dover on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the church and donations to the Alzheimer’s Society may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at 705-742-1875.

Published April 8, 2009

Helen Lampkin

LAMPKIN, Helen – Of Port Dover at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Saturday, April 4, 2009 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband Gordon. Cherished mother of Marlene MacDonald. Much loved grandmother of Terry and Ken Squires and great-grandchildren Scott, Madison, Mackenzie and Evan. Predeceased by grandson Scott Squires and brothers and sisters. Helen was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158. In keeping with Helen’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 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

 

Rose Steiss

STEISS, Rose – Formerly of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Parkview Meadows (Garden View), Townsend, on Friday, April 3, 2009 in her 90th year. Wife of the late Harold Smith (Smitty). Dear mother to Betty Winters, Carolyn Oakes, and Ruth and her husband Mark Bennett. Cherished grandmother of Randy, Darryl, Trevor, Terri, Ron, Tom, Danny, Kim, Becky, Zack and Eli and great-grandmother of Tyler, Kyle, Wesley, Danyl and Ben. Dear sister of Wilfred Templeman of London and Burnard Templeman of Edmonton. Predeceased by her son-in-law James Oakes (2004). A Funeral Service to celebrate Rose’s life was held Monday, April 6, 2009 at 11 am at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences can be e-mailed towaters@nornet.on.ca

 

Published April 22, 2009

Georgette Cloet

CLOET – Georgette: Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in her 94th year. Daughter of the late Eligius and Maria Lava and much beloved wife of the late Jules Cloet (1998). She is survived by her loving daughters; Raymonda Douel and her husband Bob and Juliette Booth all of Simcoe, cherished grandchildren; Michael Douel (Karen), Georgette Atkins (Tim), John Douel (Carole), Patricia Douel and Catherine Branderhorst (Bill), 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, sisters, brother, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews in Canada and Belgium. A private family funeral service was held on Saturday at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Deacon John Doomernick officiated. Cremation with an interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the Charity of One’s Choice. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Published April 29, 2009

Russel Dixon

DIXON – Peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009, Russel Denby Dixon in his 59th year. Beloved son of the late Clarence and Erma Dixon. Dear brother of Joan Castell (Alvin) of Murrieta, California, Donna Hamblett (Bill) of Summerland, B.C., Bob Dixon (Marilyn) of Simcoe, W. Tom Dixon of Calgary, Alberta, and Ivan Dixon (Pam) of Port Dover. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held in Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca . Evans Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 519-451-9350. A tree will be planted by the Evans Funeral Home as a living memorial to Russel Dixon.

Dorothy Kobitz

KOBITZ – Mrs. Dorothy Kobitz of Eagle Street, Delhi passed away at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 23, 2009 in her 72nd year. Former Dorothy Marlene Rundle and beloved wife of Harley Kobitz. Loving mother of Kelly Kobitz, Delhi and Fred Kobitz (Gail), Delhi. Cherished grandmother of Nicole & Karyn D’Hulster and great-grandmother of Landon, MacKenzie and Jermoen. Dearest sister of Muriel Dennis (John) of St. Williams. Also survived by several nieces and nephews including Diane Finley (Doug) and families. Predeceased by her daughter Karen and by her granddaughter Crystal. Cremation has taken place. A private service for family and close friends will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi on Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. A private Inurnment in Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe will follow. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart & Stroke Foundation & any charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

 

Published March 4, 2009

Patrick Connolly

CONNOLLY, Patrick William – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Lisaard House, Cambridge on Saturday, February 28, 2009 in his 78th year. Patrick, beloved husband of the late Audrey (nee Haid) 1981. Loving husband of Donna Carignan. Dear father of Marianne and husband John Plumb of Georgetown, Carolyn and husband Patrick MacNeil of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren Matthew, Jocelyn and Bryan. Survived by one sister Helen and husband Tom Kelly, and one brother Michael Connolly and wife Sandra. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Kathleen Scoles, brothers Robert and Reg, and sister Maureen. Mr. Connolly resided in Port Dover and was a former resident of Cambridge (Galt and Preston). The family received friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lisaard House, 990 Speedsville Road, Cambridge N3H 4R6 would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Lisaard House for their care and compassion. Tributes may be made online atwww.mem.com

 

Edward Pintwala

PINTWALA, Edward John – Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 15, 2009, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Elaine (nee Burgess). Loving father of Kenneth, Deborah (Paul) Morgan, Cathy, Jonathan and stepfather of Linda Johnson and Audrey Ranni; Louis, Susan, Larry and Robbie Tosato. Very loved grandfather of Jonathan and Alexis; Edward Jr., Justin, Robert (and their mother Claudette). Caring great-grandfather of Holden. Dear brother of Nellie Kaczmarski. Edward was predeceased by his wife Gloria (nee Roberts) (1969) and by his brother Chester (1984). Edward (age 12) with his family arrived from Poland and lived in Hamilton. He founded Pinty’s Poultry in 1943, J & P Poultry Distributors in 1960 which then became Pinty’s Premium Foods in 1983 (currently known as Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc.) Edward had a positive attitude which overcame many obstacles in his life, which included the loss of his vision in the year 2000. Edward is lovingly missed by his family and friends. Edward resided in St. Catharines. His favourite place was his Lake Front property just east of Port Dover. He enjoyed this property since 1958. A Funeral Liturgy was celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 3 Lyman St., in St. Catharines on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to the C.N.I.B. Waterloo Branch.

 

Sharon Roberts

ROBERTS: Sharon Muriel (Lampman) July 19, 1941 – February 23, 2009. Very suddenly, Sharon Roberts passed away peacefully, on Monday, February 23, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 67. She is survived by and leaves to mourn her husband David; daughters Twila (John) Maffai; Shanne Roberts (friend Kris); and Alison (Joe) Ratcliffe; son Gus (Rei) Watanabe; granddaughters Stephanie, Julia, and Emily; and grandsons William, Broden, Evan and Griffin. Her sisters June Miller and Twila (Roger) Cruickshank of Vittoria; brothers Erland (Ruth) Lampman and Everett Lampman (friend Betty) of Port Dover; and Don (Lyn) Lampman of Caledonia; and brother-in- law, Murray (Linda) Roberts of Thunder Bay, along with many nieces and nephews also survive her. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth E. and A. Vera Lampman. Sharon was originally from Port Dover, educated at Simcoe District High School, Stoney Creek Collegiate Ave. High School, and Hamilton Teacher’s College. Her first teaching position was in Kenora, where she met and married David, and spent the rest of her life. In recent years Sharon and Dave had wintered in Arizona. Sharon had been very courageously battling cancer for the last two years and her most recent checkup had been encouraging. A Memorial Service will be held in Kenora at a later date, in warmer weather. Sharon was a shining beacon to all who knew her. Through her hardships she always saw the bright side of things and turned the negative into positive. Her sense of humour and positive attitude would brighten any room. Her family and friends were the most important people in her life. She loved golf, fishing, hiking in the Tucson Mountains, and any fun get-together. In lieu of flowers, if you so desire, donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

 

Patricia Fess

FESS, Patricia at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Sunday, March 1, 2009 in her 65th year. Dear mother and mother-in-law of David and Penny Aitken of Delhi, Cathy and Ward Courtney of St. Williams and Donna Hebert-Smith and Dave of Simcoe. Loved grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, and sister of Gloria. Pat was predeceased by her sons, Ricky (1963) and Greg (2004). A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover at a later date. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated and can be made by calling Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd. (519)583-1530. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Published March 11, 2009

Patti Backus

BACKUS, Patricia (Patti) – Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Patti Backus of Simcoe formerly of Port Dover and Toronto in her 73rd year. Loving mother of Elizabeth Lindsay and her husband Todd of Guelph and John Backus and his fiancé Lauri of Mississauga. Cherished granny of Samantha and Ryan. Dear sister of Jim O’Neill (Marilyn) of Long Point, the late Gerry O’Neill, late Ron O’Neill and his wife Jan O’Neill of North Bay. Patti will be sadly missed by other relatives and friends and her niece Karen. At Patti’s request all services will remain private. If so desired donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe 519-426-1314. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Merlin Duncan

DUNCAN, Merlin Eugene “Porky” of Port Dover, peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in his 76th year. Cherished and loving husband of Ann for almost 57 years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Patti Dawson and Gary, David and Christine and William and Tena. Proud grandfather of Tamitha Vaccaro and Adrian, Stephen Vivian and Dawn, Adam, Matthew and Lacey and great-grandfather of Quinten. Merlin was a boilermaker for more than 40 years, retiring from Esso 15 years ago. Since his retirement he has spent his time perfecting his woodworking skills, crafting guitars among many other projects. He was an avid golfer and loved blue grass music. His family will hold dear their memories of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. A private memorial will be held at a later date. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. 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

 

Emil Kalmbach

KALMBACH, Emil – Suddenly of complications from Parkinson’s Disease, in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mexico on Friday, March 6, 2009 in his 77th year. Survived by his spouse and life partner Rita, Port Dover and sister Luisa Hartman, Vienna, Ontario. Predeceased by parents Edward and Sara Kalmbach, sisters Hilda and Vera and brother Albert. Emil was an avid soccer player and coach and coached many local teams. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Cremation has taken place. In accordance with Emil’s wishes no service will be held.

 

Tom Lucas

LUCAS, Thomas Stephen, age 59, born in Hamilton January 29, 1950 and died on March 3, 2009 at Hamilton General Hospital. Formerly of Port Dover, Tom became a patient at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe for many years as a result of contracting Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He was a graduate of Waterloo University in Engineering and was employed as a Junior Executive by International Business Machines (IBM) prior to becoming incapacitated with MS. Tom will be remembered as an intelligent, caring man who will be missed by his family, friends and all those who knew him. He had a wonderful sense of humour that was evident even throughout the difficult years he coped with MS. Preceded in death by parents Marie and Stephen Lucas, grandparents Mary and Thomas Ostershek and Mary and Nicholas Lucas. Survived by Aunt Adele Hellweg of Minneapolis, Minnesota and cousins Richard Hellweg and Maryann (Russell) Larson of Minneapolis; cousin Lillian Lucas of Hamilton; Aunt Mary and Uncle Mike Lucas and cousins Karen and Laura (Terry) Hameliy; Aunt Mary (Frank) Lucas and cousins Ron Lucas (Margaret), Gerry Lucas, Ken (Christine) Lucas, Christine (Mark) Genco; cousins in the United States from the family of Joseph Lucas; cousins Milan (Rose Marie) Herstek and Bernard Herstek. The family wishes to thank William and Therese Walraven, Ed Chechak, Mary Ann and Michael Toth, Don Parker, Pastor John Winslow and the staff at St. Peter’s at Chedoke for the kindness they have shown Tom. Tom was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Dollier and Galinee Council #8149 St. Cecilia’s/St. Michael’s. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519 583-1530, prayers at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. A mass will be offered on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 5:15 p.m. at St. Eugene’s Church in Hamilton. For those wishing memorial donations to the MS Society or Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Patricia Fess

FESS, Patricia – Passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009 in her 65th year. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Army & Navy Club, Water Street, Simcoe. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530.

 

Published March 18, 2009

Kathleen Barr

BARR, Kathleen of Port Dover. Passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, March 16, 2009 in her 90th year. Wife of Charles Barr. Arrangements, which were incomplete at press time, are entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover. 519-583-1530.

 

Ronald Flint

FLINT, Ronald of Port Dover, suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in his 72 year. Predeceased by his wife Jean. Loving father and father-in-law of Joanne Alessandro and Joseph of Simcoe, Kathy Love and Jim of Port Dover, Tina Mifsud and Charles of Port Dover, Jackie Pierog and Richard of Oakville, Sue Bucchio and Brian McCuscer of Oakville, Tammy Waldick and Tom of Vittoria and Tom Rupert of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Jack, George and Bill. Predeceased by his daughter Jane Rupert. A graveside service was held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Port Dover Cemetery. Deacon John Doomernik officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd. 519-583-1530. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Peter MacDonald

MACDONALD, Peter James (Blacky) of Port Dover at Henderson Hospital, Hamilton passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2009 in his 69th year. Loving companion of Fay Tisdale. Dearly loved son of Constance (Connie) and the late James (Albert Sr.) MacDonald (1951). Much loved father and father-in-law of Judy and Mike, Keith and Darlene and Rose and Jim. Proud grandfather of Scott, Ryan, Tonya, Sara, Clarissa, Brady and Kyna. Dear brother of Albert and his wife Sue. Also survived by aunt, uncles, nieces and nephews. Peter was a longtime fisherman in Port Dover and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158. In keeping with Pete’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. For those wishing, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Henderson Hospital or the Juravinski Cancer Centre 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 Ltd., 519-583-1530.

 

Published March 25, 2009

Kathleen Barr

BARR, Kathleen (Kay) Eugenie, at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, March 16, 2009 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Charles Barr and predeceased by her first husband Douglas Smith (1966). Beloved mother of Patrick Smith and his wife Sherry, their children Liz, Pam and April Hill, Jamie and his wife Kathy, their children Victoria and Christine, Eugene and his wife Evelyn and their children Kaitlyn and Jenna and daughter Kathy Baker and her husband Jim Whitney. She also leaves behind her stepchildren, Bonnie, Bill and his wife Sandy, Bob and his wife Judy and Barbara. She will also be missed by many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and especially her niece Susan and her husband David Atkins and their daughters Jennifer and Melissa. Kay was also a special friend and neighbour to Brian and Vera Axford and their children Marsha, Michelle, John and Theresa. Predeceased by her sisters Rhoda Smyth, Joy Sullivan and brother Jack Hopkins. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Kay’s life was held Friday, March 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

Ron Reid

REID, Ronald Roy of Port Dover. Son of the late Milton and Leta Reid. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Donald and Vivian Reid of Simcoe and Lila Harris of Port Dover. Ron is also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Robert and sister, Sharon Elliott. Ron was a life-long resident of Port Dover, working at Ivey’s and the Erie Beach Hotel. A graveside memorial will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to a charity of choice would be 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 February 4, 2009

Anna Rozniak

ROZNIAK, Anna Rosena (nee Stires) of Port Dover, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of her family on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 76th year. Cherished and beloved wife for 58 years of Fred. Devoted and loving mother and mother-in-law of Katherine (Kathy) Dolson and Bob and Steve Rozniak and Jeannie McGlade-Clement. Dearly loved grandmother of Aimee Shortt, Hannah Dolson, Brianne Rozniak and step-grandmother of Cissy (Todd), Nathan (Jody) and Jordon (Ashley) and great-grandmother of Leah, Aislin, Caley, Sebastian and Zack. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Walter and Betty Stires and Wilma and Roy Gurney. Also survived by several neices and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Herman and Viola Stires and brother Peter Sidney. Anna was best known as an avid bicyclist. She spent many hours riding around Port Dover and area, she participated in 3 – 100 mile marathons, Riding for Sight. Anna will be deeply missed by her family and friends, they will hold cherished memories of her always. “Don’t honk I am pedaling as fast as I can”. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Sunday, February 1, 2009 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Anna’s life was held Monday, February 2, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing memorial donations to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

Published February 9, 2009

Bev Ottley

OTTLEY, Bev (nee Holman), 78 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Sam Ottley (1988). Dear mother of Jay Ottley, Jeff Ottley, Jeri Ottley and wife Debbie. “Grandma Bev” to Jenn, Jason, Joshua, Jessica and Julia. Dear sister of Carol Birchall. Bev began her teaching career in 1950 and retired from the Wheatley area as a librarian in 1986. Visitation was at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Bev’s life was from the funeral home on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Watchtower Society or Alzheimer Society. Friends may send condolences atwww.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

Neil Porter

PORTER, Cornelius Hellyer “Neil”, of Port Dover, peacefully passed away on February 4, 2009 in his 92nd year. Neil was husband for over 55 years to the late Hazel (Walker). He was Dad to Shirley Gibbons (George), Ann Mitchell (deceased) (Doug), Janis Robinson (Alvin), Jim (deceased), Peter (Judy), Bonnie McCrae (Carl), Linda Kates (Mike), Sherry Maxwell (Rich), grandpa to 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Neil was predeceased by his sister Jean Sorenson and son-in-law Ken Caten. Will be missed by his brother Doug, sister-in-law Marjorie and several nieces and nephews. Neil lived all his life on the family farm in Marburg, which he believed was the “best place on earth.” He, along with his brother Doug, established Porter Lumber, the Dover Dairy Bar and worked the family farm together. He loved jamborees, sawmills, the horses and was a long time member of Tyrrell Baptist Church. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Sunday, February 8, 2009, 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Neil’s life was held Monday, February 9, 2009 at 11 am at Tyrrell Baptist Church (Cockshutt Rd.). Reverend Adolph Hahn officiating. 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

 

Tryntje “Tina” Spoelstra

SPOELSTRA, Tryntje “Tina” (nee Wagenaar) of Port Dover, surrounded by her loving family at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, February 6, 2009 in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Wilbert. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bert and Shirley of Simcoe, John and Shellington and Bob of Elliot Lake and Mary Opersko and Reg of Waterford. Cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many, many grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Joanna Wagenaar of Port Dover and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Bob and Chris Wagenaar and sisters, Eke DeVries and Christina Wagenaar. Tina was involved in many clubs and organizations throughout her life. She was Past Noble Grand of Silver Lake Rebekahs, Lodge 150, member of Moose Lodge, Marburg Women’s Institute, and Grace United Church. Tina will be sadly missed by the Monday Night Girls. She also operated her ceramics business for many years in Port Dover. Friends are invited to share in a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 2pm at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.), visitation one hour prior, at 1 pm at the church. Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing donations to Camp Trillium-Rainbow Lake or the Heart and Stroke Foundation 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 Ltd. (519-583-1530)

 

Betty Threndyle

THRENDYLE – Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Mitchell) Threndyle, found peace on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 in her 77th year. Born in Port Dover, to the late Clifford and Frances (Ball) Mitchell, she was the loving wife of Dr. Kenneth Threndyle of Courtright for 53 years. She will be cherished always by her children, Maryan, John (Trena), Alison and Andrew; her grandchildren, Kyle, Brett, Cole, Katherine, Alison, Nicolas and Blake. Dear sister of Evelyn Mitchell of Port Dover; sister-in-law of Rose Marie Threndyle, Shirleyan Threndyle, Mary Lou Raeburn-Gibson and Douglas (Brenda) Threndyle; cousin of Clarence (Joyce) Mitchell, William and Calvin Cowan. She will also be remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. She shared a strong bond of friendship with so many including childhood friends Jake and Em. An RN, Betty trained at Victoria Hospital, London. Throughout her life she was an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Service to her Church and community was curtailed by advancing MS with which she carried on valiantly for 40 years. Thank you to the nursing staff at the continuing care unit of Bluewater Health, Sarnia for their kindness in the last four months. Friends were received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. Rev. Dan Roushorne and Rev. John Cruickshank officiated. Interment followed in Sutherland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, friends who wish, may send memorial donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Corunna or to the MS Society. Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca. Knight Funeral Home 519-862-2845.

 

Published February 18, 2009

David “Bud” Lindsay

Peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on February 10, 2009 David “Bud” Lindsay of St. Thomas formerly of Southhampton and Nanticoke in his 76th year. Bud was a fisherman most of his life. Loving husband of Marilyn (Swindle). Dear father of Deborah (Jim), Melanie (Michael), Michael (Lisa). Dear stepfather of Michael (Penny), Ronald (Barbara) and Daniel. Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son Richard David Lindsay and his parents Harold and Janet (Fleming) Lindsay. Brothers John, Ralph, Robert, Roy, Larry, Ron and sister Doreen. Brother-in-law William and sisters-in-law Verna, Ruby and Lois. Survived by brothers Dalton, Wayne, and sisters Marion and Elizabeth, Brothers-in-law Ron and Charles, Sisters-in-law Donna, Marie, Eve and Elizabeth. Loved by all his many nieces and nephews. David has been cremated with a private service at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. There will be an open house on Sat February 14, 2009 from 2-4 p.m. at 154 Sunset Drive St. Thomas to celebrate Bud’s life. Special thanks to all the paliative care staff at St. Thomas General Hospital for their kindness towards all of Bud’s family. Interment in the spring in Southampton, Ont.

 

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alford Augustine

AUGUSTINE – Alford Fletcher Augustine of Port Colborne passed away at the Welland General Hospital on Saturday, February 15, 2009 at the age of 95 years. He was predeceased by his wife Violet (Irvine) and brothers Donald Augustine and Kenneth Lusty, and sister Dorothy Templain. Survived by sister Lois Excell (James), daughters Barbara Carpenter (Gordon) and Emily Duvall (Gary), son Ronald (Carol), niece Phyllis Sutton (Doug), nephews Jack Templain and Patrick Dolan (Alexis), as well as 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Alford, a veteran of WWII, served in the RCAF 1940-45, RAF Occupation Force 1946-50, and RCAF 1950-63. After retirement from the Service, Alford was employed by the Department of External Affairs with postings in Germany, Switzerland, and USSR. Upon returning to Canada he was employed as a Commissionaire by the City of Ottawa. Upon retirement Alford moved to Port Dover, Ontario and later to Portal Village, Port Colborne. Alford will be missed by many friends and family. Cremation has taken place. The Augustine Family received visitors at the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes, 135 Clarence St. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until the Memorial Service time at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Veterans Canada c/o TD/Canada Trust or a charity of one’s choice. On line condolences and guest register at www.davidsonfuneralhomes.com

 

Alice Lewis

LEWIS, ALICE – Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover, on Sunday, February 22, 2009 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Elmer Lewis. Dearly loved mother of Anne (Carl) Law and Ora (Derry) Powell, all of Port Dover. Proud grandmother of Karen (Dennis) Koluk, Kate (Bill) Martin, Chad Law, Neal Law, Staci Richards and Tibor Keleman and Deryc Powell. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren Jennifer Law, Alexis Richards, Lewis and Brett Koluk, Curtis Martin and Maitland and Paxton Powell and her sister Jean Blayney. Predeceased by her son Paul (1982), her brothers Fred, Merrill and Harry Blayney and her sisters Helen Blayney and Ruth Stalker. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Alice and her husband Elmer owned and operated Lewis’ Grocery Store from 1929 to 1985. She was a life long member of Grace United Church and the United Church Women. The family received friends Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Grace United Church (Chapman and St. George St.) Port Dover at 1 p.m. with Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Memorial donations to Grace United Church or the Elmer Lewis Parkette would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be emailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

 

Olwen Sutherland

SUTHERLAND – Olwen Ruth: Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Thursday, February 19, 2009. Mrs. Olwen Sutherland of Simcoe, formerly Port Dover in her 85th year. Daughter of the late Richard and Gertrude Evans. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Sutherland (1997). Loving mother of Linda Macaulay and her husband Doug of Black Diamond, Alberta, Alan Sutherland and his wife Roberta of Delhi and Deborah Driver and her husband Geoff of Waterford, cherished grandmother of Bradley Macaulay (Stephanie), Gregory Macaulay, Melissa Smith (Eric), Jennifer Sutherland and Jessica Driver and great-grandmother of Cadence Macaulay and Owen Smith. Also surviving is her sister Dorothy Nentwig and her husband Ozzie of Grimsby and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sutherland will be missed by her friends at cards and bingo. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday, February 23, 2009 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 Tuesday at 1 p.m. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetic Association. On line condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Susan Townsend

TOWNSEND, Susan of Port Dover surrounded by the love of her family, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in her 59th year. Cherished wife of Brent. Loving and devoted mother of Geoff and his fiancee Kelly Roberts of Waterford, Jenn Townsend and her partner Wayne Homer of Port Rowan and Jonathan of Port Dover. Dearly loved sister of Wayne and Deborah MacCulloch of Ottawa and loving aunt to Lauren and Donald. Sue was a dedicated teacher for more than 20 years, teaching both in Delhi and Port Dover. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, they will hold cherished memories of their years together. Friends were invited to meet with the family for memorial visitation on Friday, February 20, 2009, 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Sue’s Life was held Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman and St. George Streets) Port Dover. The Reverend Frank Walker officiated. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Published January 7, 2009

Robert Samuel Sherred

It is with deep sorrow, the family announces Bob’s passing at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on December 31, 2008 at age 79. Left to mourn is his loving wife of 57 years, Jean Spychaj, Port Dover; his son Richard and his wife Elissa of Blyth and his daughter Susan Guindon and her husband Raymond of Brantford. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Julia, Catherine, Matthew, Nathan and Brian Sherred and Erin and Grant Guindon. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren and his sister Dianne (Murray) Forrest of Sarnia. Bob was predeceased by his parents Samuel Sherred and Alfreda Wagg and his infant son, David. He will be missed by sisters and brothers-in-law, Morris and Bernice Croome, Chester and Helen Oberski, Helen (late John) Spychaj and Geraldine (late Paul) Spychaj and “his boy” Bixel. Bob was a retired employee of Burtch Correctional Centre. He was an avid metal detectorist and member of the North Shore Metal Detecting Club. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 158, Port Dover and the Brant Historical Society. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. Friends will be welcomed by the family for a time of reflection and remembrance at 32 Stymie Blvd., Brantford from 2:00 – 4:00 Sunday, January 25, 2009. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation or Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, McMaster, Ward 3Z (Blood Disorders Unit) would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519)583-1530.

Published January 14, 2009

Martina Daniels

DANIELS, Martina Johanna Adriana (née Willems) – Born in Helmond, N.B, the Netherlands on April 27, 1923 passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday January 9, 2009 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 86th year. Martina Daniels beloved wife of the late Petro Daniels (1983). They immigrated to Canada to make a better life for themselves and their family. She was the proud and devoted mother of her children Elly (Rob) Clark, Carla (Patrick) Ryan and Peter Daniels. She admired and felt very blessed with her grandchildren Holly (Mark) and Laura Clark and Sean, Todd and Patrick Ryan. She will also be missed by her beloved dog “Jessie”. Martina was an expert seamstress and an accomplished musician, playing the accordion for many years with the Variety Orchestra. Friends called at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover (519-583-1530) Monday, January 12, 2009 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was be held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Dover, Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 1 p.m., Fr. Pio Beorchia officiated, followed by interment in Port Dover Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be held Monday at 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy to the Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

Cecilia Hofstra

HOFSTRA – Mrs. Cecilia Glow Hofstra of Delhi Long Term Care Centre, formerly of Port Dover and Delhi, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in her 85th year. Owner and operator of Cecilia’s Ceramics, Port Dover, for over 30 years and a member of Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge, Port Dover. The former Cecilia Glow Wark, beloved wife of the late Jerry Hofstra (1997). Dear mother of Charlotte Stetler, La Salette; Gary Fugard (Bonnie), Tillsonburg; Richard Fugard (Bobbi-Jo), Delhi; Heather Vanwynsberghe (Robert), Delhi and Christine Fugard (Joe), Woodstock. Special Mom to Eke Hofstra, New Brunswick; Hennie Giles (Ron), Simcoe and Bonnie Hartlen (Earl), Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of 25 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Cecilia is also survived by her sons-in-law: Richard Bouma, Delhi and Gerald Stetler, La Salette; brother-in-law Steve Panasky, Courtland, sister-in-law Evelyn Gardiner, Ingersoll as well as numerous nieces & nephews and their families. Predeceased by her first husband, Percy Fugard (1999), son Charles Fugard (1957), daughter Dawn Bouma (2002), grandson Richard Fugard (2006) and by sisters Martha Panasky, Bonnie Dugos (1994) and infant sister Helen Wark. Friends called at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Friday, January 9, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and for a Rebekah Service Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. A Funeral Service were held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 am. President Ernie Moore of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiated. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Delhi Long Term Care Centre “Resident Activity Fund” or the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

 

Malcolm MacLeod

MacLEOD, Malcolm Cameron (retired Captain, Canada Steamship Lines) passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Born in Bayfield, Ontario, the son of Lewis and Margery MacLeod. Survived by his wife Rhea Catharine Muth, and their son Reverend Malcolm Bruce M.SS.CC of Linwood, New Jersey. Predeceased by brothers Robert and John, sisters Dorothy and Margaret. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 15, 2009, 11:00 a.m. Reverend Malcolm Muth officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

 

Published January 21, 2009

Phyllis Hazen

HAZEN – Phyllis Winnifred Hazen (Horne) formerly of Port Dover. In her 88th year peacefully at Lanark Place, Kitchener on January 15, 2009. Predeceased by husband Robert Lee Hazen (1990). Dear Mother of Bob (Lucie) of Milton and their children Stephanie, Eric and Patrick; Peter (Susan) of Kitchener and their children Jason and Aaron; Ross (Jean) and son Steven of London. Great-grandmother of Patrick, Ben, Dominic, Alex, Sam, Kate and Pierce. Also survived by a sister Marion Brown of Kitchener and her family. At Mother’s request there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date.

Bill Hunt

HUNT, William Elgie “Bill” – Peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Ann Hunt (nee Gould – 1990). Lovingly remembered by his children and grandchildren; Barry Hunt and his wife Janess of Kitchener, their children Andrea and Dawson; Carole Hunt-Ford and her husband Raymond of Richard’s Landing, their children Caray, Brielle and Nolan; Lisa Hunt and her husband Ed Doucette of Fenwick; and Keith Hunt and his wife Betty Ann of Waterloo, their children Taylor and Macey. Dear brother of Marge Akins and Marie Flannigan, both of Port Dover. Bill was born and raised in Seaforth, Ontario and graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Agriculture in 1955. He moved to Simcoe where he worked as manager at the Norfolk Co-op for over 20 years. He was active in Jr. Farmers where he met his wife of 30 years and together they raised a family, competed in square dancing and enjoyed weekly dances and social events with friends. In 1977, he and his family purchased and operated the Winterbourne General Store. Bill then moved to Elmira where he worked for a veal supply company, providing consultation, milk replacer and medicines to farmers throughout Southern Ontario. After his wife passed away in 1990, he retired and moved to Norwich, St. Thomas, Port Stanley, and had recently returned to Simcoe where he was thrilled to catch up and reacquaint himself with friends from earlier times. Bill loved life and people. He will be fondly remembered for his great laugh, love of music, food, family and friends, antique cars and tractors, and his ability to “snooze” anytime, anywhere. Friends were invited to share their memories of Bill with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Friday, January 16th, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. The service to celebrate Bill’s life was held on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Old Windham United Church, Glendale Circle, Simcoe. A private family interment of ashes will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Matthews Memorial Hospital. Personal online condolences may be expressed at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199.

Jim Hartleib

HARTLEIB – James “Jim”. Peacefully, at home with his family by his side, on Thursday, January 15, 2009, Jim in his 74th year. Beloved husband to Nancy for 54 years. Loving dad to Rob (Victoria). Papa to Brett and Craig (Natali). Great-grandpa to Angelo and Ayden. Brother-in-law to Joseph Butler (Norene) and to Marianne Backham (Doug). Predeceased by his parents Andy and Marguerite. Jim was a retired OPP Officer with the London Detachment for 35 years. A service of remembrance will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. East (at Wavell) on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardiac Fitness Institute c/o Dr. Larry Patrick, 800 Commissioners Road, East, London, Ontario N6A 5W9 or Canadian Cancer Society, in memory of Jim.

 

Don Langille

LANGILLE, Donald of Port Dover passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 in his 81st year. Arrangements, which were incomplete at press time, are entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

 

Signa Pepper

PEPPER, Signa Mae (nee Butler) – Passed away peacefully at the Parkview Meadows Retirement Home, Townsend on Thursday, January 15th, 2009 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the Late Harold Pepper (1984). Loving mother of Jim Pepper and his wife Marion of Simcoe and Earland Pepper and his wife Margaret of Georgetown. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Doug (Laurie), their sons Daniel and Michael; Robert (Sherry), their daughters Chantel and Courtney; Brad (Pawnee), their children Britney, Alex, Samantha and Tessa; Jennifer Pepper-Wong (Steve), their daughter Madeline; and Karen Pepper (Ian), their son Mattias. Survived by her sister-in-law Jean Smith of Simcoe. Mrs. Pepper worked alongside her husband in the family business Harold Pepper & Sons Ltd. During her retirement years, she used her time to drive cancer patients to appointments. She was a long time member of Woodhouse United Church and a life member of the NGH Ladies Auxiliary where she served for many years. Friends were invited to share their memories of Signa with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Friday, January 16th, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. Signa’s funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from Woodhouse United Church with Rev. Frank Walker and Rev. Murray Rounding officiating. Interment of Ashes: Woodhouse United Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations payable to the Woodhouse United Church or the Alzheimer’s Society of H-N would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199.

 

Kenneth R. Smith

SMITH, Kenneth R., of Port Dover, suddenly on Monday, January 12, 2009 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 77th year. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy. Cherished and loving father and father-in-law of Ken and Stephanie of Stratfordville, Linda and Ron Fletcher of Port Dover, Barbara Smith Hayhurst and Pete of Brantford, Julie Loshaw Wilson and George of Simcoe, Kim and Brian Hammond of Port Dover and Angie and Roger Mitchell of Port Dover. Proud and much-loved grandfather of fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Dearly loved brother of Lennie, Harry and Dave. Dearest friend and companion of Nancy Tapper. Ken was a long time resident of Port Dover and a life long commercial fisherman. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends who hold dear memories of their time together. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 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 to Celebrate Ken’s life was held on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Port Dover Figure Skating Club would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

Published January 28, 2009

 

John Drayer

DRAYER, John (Jan Draaijer). Peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Thursday, January 22, 2009. John Drayer, formerly of Jarvis and Strathroy, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband and best friend for nearly 62 years of Helen (Woudstra) Drayer. Loving dad of Bill and Andrea Drayer of Port Dover and Thea and Johnny D’Angelo, Strathroy. Proud grandpa of Ellen, Jeffrey (Carolyn), Anita, Tara Winters, Jaime and Stephanie Drayer and great grandchildren Aidan and Isobel. Survived also by brothers Doede, Rinus and Gerard Draaijer and predeceased by sister Gertie Ainsworth. Thanks are extended to the staff at Norview Lodge for their constant care and concern. Funeral service for John was held at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church, Jarvis on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to World Vision Canada or Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis (519 587-4414). Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Lew Mayhew

MAYHEW, John Lewis (Lew). Peacefully, at his home on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 with his family, aged 84. Predeceased by loving wife Mary (nee Hamilton), married 45 years. Lew will be missed by his son Brian (Brigitte) and daughter Cindy (Paul). Proud Granddad of Melissa (Brian) and Matthew. Survived by his sister Evelyn, his brother Jim, and sisters-in-law Irene, Dot, Marg, and Nancy, and brother-in-law Gordon.

Lew grew up in the Ottawa Valley and trained for three years with the RCAF as a pilot learning to fly Harvards, Cornells and Ansons. His 40-year career with Ontario Hydro Construction took Lew and his family to many locations throughout the province. Lew contributed to the communities he lived in through volunteer work including Eva Brook Donly Museum, Grace United Church, the Canadian Warplanes Museum, Port Dover Board of Trade Office and the Hall Walkers Program at the local high school. Over the course of his life, he was a member of many organizations and recently received a 50-year Masonic Jewel.

A private family service was held on Saturday, January 24th. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Lew’s life on February 28, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Grace United Church Hall, Port Dover. Interment and family gathering will be held in the Ottawa Valley in the Spring. For those wishing, donations to Camp Trillium-Rainbow Lake (Waterford) would be appreciated by the family. Donations may be made in memory of Lewis Mayhew by calling 1-888-999-2267 or by delivering them personally to Camp Trillium, Rainbow Lake, Waterford or by calling Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

 

Don Langille

LANGILLE, Donald, of Port Dover, entered into rest at Norfolk General Hospital on January 19, 2009 in his 81st year. Beloved husband and best friend of Joyce (Cullen). Loving father of John (Eeva-Liisa), Paul, Chuck (Sandi) and Rob (Amanda). Step-father of Geraldine (Hector) and Pam (Andrew). Dear brother of Marian, Bert (Ed) and Barb (Bob), brother-in-law to Lou and Jane. Survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Sharon, daughter Debby, brothers Peter and Hughie and sisters, Geraldine and Peggy. Don was a long time employee of Stelco and a member of the Port Dover Lions Club. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 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 to Celebrate Don’s life was held on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or the Salvation Army would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. On line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca

 

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