Death Notices Jan. to Dec. 2010


Published December 2010

Published December 1, 2010

Bob Mayer

MAYER, ROBERT J. “Big Nose Bob” of Port Dover passed away at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Sunday, November 28, 2010 in his 75th year. Robert is survived by his children Michael Mayer and Terri Mayer; three grandchildren, Michael Mayer, Brittney Moore and Nikki Nybo Mayer; and his sister Warene Paille (Mayer). A get-together for family and friends will be held Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Norfolk Tavern Brig, Port Dover. For those wishing, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

 

Dick St. Amand

ST. AMAND “Dick” (Frenchie) of Port Dover, formerly of Burlington passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on November 26, 2010 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Germaine. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael and Anita of Port Dover and Tammy and Joe Burtt of Hamilton. Cherished grandfather of eight and great grandfather of one. Dick will be sadly missed by his brothers, sisters and other extended family. Before his retirement he was a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Local 793 Hoisting Engineers. Dick was a member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He had worked as the crossing guard at Doverwood Public School and ran the Carousel on Walker St. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd. Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel and Father Gerald Dionne celebrants. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Lung Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583 1530.

Published December 8, 2010

Donna Forsyth

FORSYTH, Donna Arlene of Port Dover, passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Martin for 51 years. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Bev of St. Paul, Brian and Brenda of Simcoe, Dwayne and Connie of Waterford and Sonya and Shane of Wellandport. Proud and loving grandmother of nine and great grandmother of one. Dearly loved sister of Glenn Ball, Murray and Jackie Ball and Shirley Ann and Roger Michaud. Donna was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, and the Heather Club. She was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158. Donna was a great help to the Lions Club, she was a volunteer at the Saturday morning market. Family and friends were invited to share their memories of Donna on Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Donna’s life was held Monday, December 6, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church (St. George and Chapman Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiated. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Knox Presbyterian Church or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Shirley Muth

MUTH, Shirley (nee Forrest) of Port Dover, on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at her home, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and friends, Shirl will once again be with the love of her life, Leroy Phibbs (2008). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Robert Ivey of Port Dover, Barb Morris (John) of Jarvis and Terri Ivey of Port Dover, step mother of Scott Muth of Montreal, Mark Barrowcliffe of Brantford, Nancy Muth (Peter) of Quebec and Tammy Beauvais (Dave) of Brantford. Loving grandmother of Miranda, Josh, Haley, Jesse, Jeremy, Hayden, Clyde, Hunter, Skylar, Zack, Drew, Tashina, Alex, Jessica and Nicholas, great grandmother of Wyatt. Dear sister and sister-in-law of George, Chuck, Nancy and George, Viola and Tony, and Pat. Will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Ed, Raymond, Bob and Bev, and sister-in-law Linda. Shirley was hardworking all her life and was employed by many Port Dover merchants. She loved her large family and wide circle of friends. For many years Shirley played ball with Peggy’s Pirates. She loved to putter in her garden and enjoyed bonfires on the beach. Her crazy sense of humour, (which she passed on to her children) was loved by all who knew her. Family and friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Friday December, 3, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Shirley’s life was held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts). The Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published November 2010

Published November 3, 2010

Les McNally

McNALLY, Leslie Stuart, died peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Kingston General Hospital at the age of 71. He leaves his wife Elisabeth (Hooft) McNally; his sons, Michael McNally (Cindy), Christopher McNally, Tim McNally; and daughters, Sandra McNally, Kelly McGarry (Scott); grandchildren, Dylan Bressey, Kayla McNally, Kourtney McNally, Kaitlyn McNally, Stephanie McGarry and Braeden St. John. Predeceased by infant son David. A private funeral service will take place. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of James Reid Funeral Home, Kingston, Ontario.www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

 

Jim McGee

McGEE, James Wayne “Jim” of Port Dover, passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in his 64th year. Beloved son of Donna and the late Leonard McGee of Goderich. Cherished father of Sarah of Port Dover and loving brother of Bonnie McGee and her husband Peter George of London, and dear uncle of Meegan McGee of Cleveland. Jim was Sales Manager at Lallo Mazda in Brantford. He was an avid sailor and a member of the Port Dover Yacht Club. Jim was the first Canadian to win the Inter Club boat race. He loved fishing in his spare time. Jim will be missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Jim on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Jim’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. The Reverened Cathy Kay officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Aileen Meyer

MEYER, Gertrude Aileen RN (nee Barker) – Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday October 26, 2010. Mrs. Aileen Meyer of Simcoe formerly of Miami Beach, Florida in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Mark (1993). Daughter of the late Roy and Wilhelmina Barker. Dear sister of Ruth Brown of Simcoe (her late husband George), Pat Lennard (her husband Graham) of Whitby, and the late William Barker (his wife Dorothy) of Simcoe. Aileen will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Aileen worked as a registered nurse in the United States until her retirement in 1984. At Aileen’s request cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. If so desired donations may be made in Aileen’s memory to the Norfolk General Hospital X-Ray Campaign or Charity of Choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe.

 

Shirley Salerne

SALERNE, Shirley Anne (nee Gaston), of Port Dover, Ontario, born in Mill Bank, New Brunswick. It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley (Gaston) Salerne announces her passing after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, November 1, 2010 in her 76th year. Wife of the late Albert Salerne who predeceased her in 1979. Mother of Terry Wilkinson (Ray), Ruth Stewart (Gary), all of Port Dover, Wayne Salerne (Heather) of Wiarton, Diane Kannawin (Bill) of Port Dover, Chris Johnston (Rob) of Markham, Cindy Greenslade (Dick) and Jo-Anne Sullivan all of Port Dover. Grandmother of nineteen grandchildren, Ray, Owen, Stacey, Neil, Richelle, Chantel, Justin, Shasta (Lorne), Trevor (Sara), Bill, Alexandria, Amber, Shannon, Mathew, Misty (Jeremiah), Richard (Kim), Sonya, Nathan and Terra. Great-grandmother of seven. Shirley is also survived by her brothers Wayne Gaston (Patsy) of London, Greg Gaston (Joanne) and sister Marion Stroud all of Port Dover. Sister-in-law of Kathy Gaston of Port Dover, Patricia Gaston of Simcoe, Augustine Morris of Brantford, Fern Chambers of Simcoe, Jean Michalicka (Rudy) of St. Catharines and brothers-in-law, Bob Yearwood of Simcoe and Vincent Salerne (Ruth) of Hagersville. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Clara (Glidden) in 1980, Leslie Gaston in 1990, her brothers Marshall (1995), David (1995), John (2005), sister Patricia Yearwood (2004), and brothers-in-law Gary Stroud (1989) and Ray Morris (2004). Shirley was owner/operator of Salerne’s Grocery Store until it closed in 1976. Prior to her retirement in 1998 she worked in the cafeteria at P.D.C.S. and in the gift shop at St. Cecilia’s. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Shirley at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parish prayers at 7 p.m. followed by C.W.L. prayers. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held Friday, November 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, (Lynn Park Road) Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to St. Vincent de Paul would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published November 10, 2010

Ilene Doherty

DOHERTY, Ilene (nee Chambers), of Port Dover, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 in her 78th year at Norfolk General Hospital. Cherished and loving wife of Ben. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Bob and Dorothea, Brian and Lori, Kathy, all of Port Dover and Scott of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of Amy, Chris, Jennifer, Matthew, Kayla and Blair, great-grandmother of Emily and Owen. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Allan and Lorraine Chambers of Jarvis, Max Chambers of Toronto, Doreen Armstrong of Cheapside, Bernice and Doug Mulholland of Kitchener and Don Macaulay of Port Dover. Predeceased by her parents, William and Mabel Chambers, and sisters Lois, Verna and Doris. Ilene was a member of Grace United Church and the church choir. A former member of the Kinettes Club and the Golden Girls Line Dancing. In keeping with Ilene’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held, Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. For those wishing, memorial donations to Grace United Church would be greatly 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 November 17, 2010

Dianne Burroughsford

BURROUGHSFORD, Dianne Lorraine (nee Plunkett) of Port Dover, Ontario, was born in Pointe-Aux-Trembles, Quebec and grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. After a brave life lived with love and filled with special moments, the family of Dianne (Plunkett) Burroughsford announces her passing after a gutsy battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in her 59th year. Happily married for 38 years to Rick. Amazing mom to Chris (Angie) Burroughsford, and Melissa (Keith) Mummery. Much loved Granny of Austin, Max, Grace, Sophie and Maddie. Loved and missed by her parents Sid and Heather Plunkett of Nova Scotia, her “soeur” Lynn Beck (Jack) of Port Hope, her big brother Stu Plunkett of Saskatchewan, Uncle Bob Bullard of Nova Scotia, her nieces and nephews Jeff (Lisa) Beck, Sarah (Clint) Gaylor, Wendy (Trevor) Martin, Shelly (Shane) Holland and their families. Great friend to her mother-in-law Barbara Burroughsford of Port Dover, brother-in-law Bob (Janet) Burroughsford and their son Andrew of Burlington. Also survived by her brother-in-law Tom (Rose) and their children Matthew, Bruce and Rosie. Dianne was predeceased by her father-in-law Bruce Burroughsford (1992). While she was well, Dianne was a member of the Port Dover Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #158, Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge #150, the Heather Club and the choir at Knox Presbyterian Church. She was always the first to lend an ear, a shoulder or a hand to someone in need and she will be greatly missed. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Dianne on Friday, November 12, 2010, 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 Dianne’s life was held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. The Reverend James Douglas officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Norma Hollett

HOLLETT, Norma Goldora (nee Farwell) – promoted to the loving arms of her Lord & Saviour at her home in Port Dover on Saturday, November 13th, 2010 in her 65th year. Cherished wife and best friend of Russell Hollett of Port Dover. Loving mother of Karl (Susanne) of Stone Mills, Karen Thiessen (Marty) of Oakville, Katherine Guchiardi (Baldo) of Oakville, Kimberley Channon (Chris) of Whitby, Konnie Prentice (Bill) of Oshawa, Kent (Shari) of Brantford & Philip (Chantal) of Waterdown. Sadly missed “Nana” of many grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by her sisters Mary Dibbon (Richard), Shirley Farrell (John) & Evelyn Farrell, all of Newfoundland and by a brother Allan Walsh of Toronto. Friends were invited to share their memories of Norma with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Calvin Stafford officiating. Interment: Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing to donate are asked to consider the MS Society or the Canadian Cancer Society. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com, 519-426-0199.

 

Mike Peters

PETERS, Michael J. Palmerston – The family announces with great sorrow, the sudden passing of Mike Peters, formerly of Simcoe, in his 48th year in Stowe, Ohio on November 11, 2010. Mike will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Mary, and his beloved daughter, Jordan. Predeceased by his brother, Brooke (1997) and his father, Bob (2009), Mike is also survived by his mother, Virginia (Cissy), of Port Dover, Ontario, his sister, Lisa (Rob) Forbes of Miami, Florida, and his brother, Chris (Lynn) Peters, of Brantford, Ontario. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and many friends. A private memorial service and interment at Oakwood Cemetery will take place at a later date. In remembrance of Mike, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca ) or a charity of your choice.

 

Published November 24, 2010

Spud Bush

BUSH, Wallace James “Spud” of Port Dover, suddenly at home on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in his 78th year. Loving father of Lisa Anne Bush and Murray Wiggans of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of William, Alexandra and Bradley. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Ronald and Sharon, Georgina Mummery, Rosemary Cossar and Lois Waldick and Wilfred Cox all of Port Dover. Spud will be sadly missed by Beverley Bush of Cambridge, his dear friend Danny, as well as many other friends and family. Predeceased by his parents George and Robina, brothers-in-law Walt Mummery and James Cossar. Spud was a former pitcher with the Brantford Red Sox, with pitching records that still stand today. He also played semi-pro ball for many teams in the United States. He was the former owner/operator of Lisa’s Tea Room in Cambridge and several Pepis Pizza Shops in Brantford, Cambridge and Preston. In keeping with Spud’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Services to be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Lucy Martin

MARTIN, Lucy Sarah passed away at her home Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in her 91st year. Dearly loved sister of Leota Stewart Scofield. Lucy will be missed but fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her parents William and Mary, brothers Artley Martin and his wife Daisy, Cecil Martin and his wife Mae and brothers-in-law Charles Stewart and Clayton Scofield. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by the funeral service in the Chapel at 2 p.m., at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or Norview Lodge would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Randy Morgan

MORGAN, Raymond (Randy) of Port Dover passed away peacefully with the love of his family surrounding him, at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in his 82 year. Cherished husband of Bernice. Loving step father of Phil Kuva and Sandi, and Patty and Tom Peltsch all of Port Dover. Loving and proud grandfather of Casey and Corey and step grandfather of Alicia and Craig. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gary and Dianne Morgan of Roslin and Shirley and Don Boyle of Belleville. Predeceased by his parents Russell and Agnes, and brother Dale. Randy will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. He retired from Stelco a number of years ago. He also volunteered at Sprucedale. Randy was an avid fisherman and spent a lot of time fishing with Bern, his favourite fishing partner. Randy was a friend of Bill W. for many years. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Service to Celebrate his life will be held Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Pastor Earl Sault officiating. For those wishing, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the MS Society would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Published October 2010

Published October 6, 2010

Gordon Butts

BUTTS, Gordon. Passed away recently in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Husband of Lucille and father of Marie and Gordie. A Service of Memorial will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. in Tyrell Baptist Church, Renton (2nd concession north of Renton on Cockshutt Road). Further information can be obtained by contacting Debra atfungooladeb@hotmail.com

 

Rosemary Kannawin

KANNAWIN, Rosemary of Port Dover passed away after a brave battle with cancer on Monday, October 4, 2010 in her 71st year, at Norfolk General Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of Alex. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Teresa and John Gallea of Waterford, William and Diane of Port Dover and Barry and Susan of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of Shasta (Lorne), Trevor (Sara), Billy, Alexandria, Tyler (Robin), Tayler, Adam, Devon and Shawn, great grandmother of Katelyn, Johanna and Melody. Will be missed by daughter-in-law Kim Butler. Dearest sister and sister-in-law of Colleen Moore, Dorothy O’Malley, and Donald Murtland. Predeceased by her brothers Charles and Ron O’Malley and sisters Patricia Duxbury and her husband Robert, Loreen Reoch and her husband Robert and Yvonne Murtland. Rosemary was an active member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, past president of the C.W.L. and a volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends and be fondly remembered for her compassion and caring nature. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Parish prayers will be said at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd. Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

Published October 13, 2010

Bob Kyle

KYLE, Robert James of Port Dover passed away at home on October 7, 2010. Loving husband and best friend to Gloria Kyle. Brother and brother-in-law to Teresa and Bill Denney, June and Don Kitchen, Carl and Chris Wadsworth. Loving Uncle to Brian (Karen), Richard (Caroline), Doug and Cameron. Stepfather to Chantell and Greig MacInnes, and Jerry and Diane Montour. Grandfather to Lauchlin (Emily) and Catherine MacInnes and Peter (Sandy), Roxanne (Michael), William, Georgia, Lenny, Michelle and Joey Montour. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Bob on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., immediately followed by a Service to Celebrate Bob’s life at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Cremation followed. The Reverend Gloria LeComte officated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published October 20, 2010

Helene Pickard

PICKARD, Esther (Helene) (nee Rose) of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Arnold (2001). Cherished and loving mother and mother-in-law of Dave and Joyce, of Port Dover, Wally and Annette of Simcoe and Dorothy and Larry Guthrie of Simcoe. Dearly loved grandmother of Arlene Guthrie, Karen Hallema (George), Melissa Piccioni (Jarrod), Charles (Kelly), Mitch (Shawna), Boone, Angie Long (Tim), Brody (Kayleigh) and great grandmother of Kristyn, Natalie and Caroline Hallema, Isabelle and Emma Piccioni, Gracen Pickard and Hallea and Hunter Long. Much loved sister-in-law of Betty, Dana and Clara. Predeceased by her son Doug and brothers Douglas, Dean and Robert and sister Regina Curran. Helene was a former volunteer of Woodhouse Cubs and Scouts, a member of Woodhouse United Church and the U.C.W. She was also a member of the Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge # 150. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Friday, October 15, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Rebekah Service was held at the funeral home on Friday at 6:45 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Helene’s life was held in the funeral home Chapel on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11 a.m. Rev. Brian Elder officiated. Interment Woodhouse United Church Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Dover Cliffs Nursing Home or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Helen Snowden

Helen Mary Snowden (nee Legge). May 2, 1920 – October 16, 2010. Beloved wife of the late H.I. (Tobe) Snowden (2004) and mother of Mary Deborah French (Reg); Paul Snowden; Ruth Chevreau (Jonathan); Mark Snowden (Beth) and Jennifer Chittim. Loving grandmother of Lisa, Ryan & Kathy, Jeremy & Jodi, Helen, Kris & Susan, Katie & Mike, Brendan, Elizabeth and Laura, and 11 great-grandchildren. Helen came to Nanticoke from Toronto in 1939 to teach school at SS 1 in Nanticoke. She married Tobe in 1946 and celebrated 58 years of marriage. Helen was an active community member, serving as Chairman of the Board of West Haldimand General Hospital and as a committed volunteer with several organizations. Helen was honoured to be a lifelong member of the OHAA. She was a valuable member of Christ Church Anglican, Nanticoke for 64 years. Helen’s life will be celebrated at Christ Church, Nanticoke on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand Norfolk or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca‘To live happily is an inward power of the soul.’

Published October 27, 2010

Marjorie McKnight

McKNIGHT, Marjorie, passed away peacefully at Norview Lodge on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in her 99th year. Predeceased by husbands, Stanley McKnight and Robert Combe. Cherished mother of Craig Combe of London. Much loved grandmother of Greg and Kelly-Jo, and great grandmother of Emmerson and Carver. Predeceased by her brother Otis Silverthorne and sister, Virginia Crozier. She was a special aunt of Elizabeth Howden. Marjorie was a former member of Lynn River #299 O.E.S. A service 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 Norview Lodge or Breast Cancer would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca A very special thank you to the staff at Norview Lodge for the exceptional care.

 

Published September 2010

Published September 1, 2010

Bonney Dixon

DIXON, Bonney of Port Dover passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital, in her 73rd year. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of William Dixon, Tammy Powell (John), and Tracey Dixon (Chris). Cherished grandmother of Copeland, Stenton, Justin, Sarah, Bailey and J.T. Loved sister of Joyce Csonka (Gerald). Bonney was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Lineva Wilson, her brother David and his wife Nancy and Robert, sister Viola and her husband Harold Mansley and two grandchildren Samantha and Natalie. In keeping with Bonney’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Jerry Ewing

EWING, Gerald (Jerry) Ray – (July 23, 1944 – August 28, 2010) surrounded by his loving family at his home in Port Dover on Saturday, August 28, 2010 in his 67th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Phyllis (nee Kittner) of Port Dover. Cherished son of Donald Ewing of Port Dover and the late Myrtle (nee Church) (2007). Loving father of Ricky Ewing (Tonya Lehmann), Vicki Ewing (Scott Rutter), Patty Leonard (Michael) all of Simcoe. Gerald is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by his siblings Marie McMillan, Marilyn Butler (John) all of Port Dover and Lloyd Ewing (Bonnie) of Dunnville. Gerald will be greatly missed by all his golfing friends at Lynn Meadows Golf Course. Friends are invited to share their memories of Gerald with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St., North, Simcoe and for visitation on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gerald’s funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tom Sero officiating. Private interment of ashes at Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford at a later date. Those wishing to donate are asked to consider the Cancer Society.

Annie Marion Ryerse

RYERSE, (Wise), Annie Marion Louise – The family of Annie Marion Louise Ryerse announce the sudden passing of their beloved mother on Friday, August 27, 2010 at her home in Brantford in her 87th year. She will be forever missed by her children “The Talbot’s”, Maryanne and Gilbert Hodder of New Brunswick, Cecelia Romany of Stratford, Elizabeth and Mike Taylor of Brantford, Terry and Jamie MacCormack of Thornhill and Theresa Talbot of Brampton. Loving grandmother and special nana of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her children Wayne, Deanna, Gary, Nancy, Tommy and Tammy, husband, Donald Wise, parents Charles Edgar Ryerse and Katherine May Eagles, brothers George, Harry, Lorne, Tom, Harv, Ted and Lee and sisters Clara and Viola. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Annie Marion was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #90, Brantford. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Annie Marion’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 1 p.m. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Poppy Fund for the Royal Canadian Legion would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Donna Ryerse

RYERSE, Donna Leith, died peacefully with her daughter by her side in West Vancouver, B.C. on July 25th, 2010. Donna was born in Bay Village, Ohio, on April 10, 1918 to William and Isabelle Whitnum. In 1940, she decided to move to Florida to make a life in warmer climes. She met her beloved husband Victor and moved due north across Lake Erie to Port Dover where she resided until 2001. Vic and his brother, Vern, were original owners of The Arbor. Donna and Vic were naturalists, avid bird watchers and eager amateur horticulturalists. They travelled extensively to such exotic locales as Machu Picchu, Peru, the Galapagos, Australia, Kuwait, and Greece. Donna was a lifetime member of the Norfolk General Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, where she did flower arrangements and ordered for the gift shop. She was also a member of the Simcoe Pottery Club and created many well loved pieces of her blue and white spatterware pottery which were once featured in Chatelaine magazine. She enjoyed curling, bridge, gardening, reading, dancing, and being with her family. She is survived by her cherished sister, Doris Mersbach of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, and her three children, Peter and his wife Margie Ionson of Hong Kong, Vicki and husband Jack Ryan of West Vancouver, B.C., and Cynthia and husband Robert Melton of Singapore. She was a wonderful mom. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed.

Published Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bob Kelley

KELLEY, Robert of Port Dover passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Bonnie (nee Wardell). Cherished father and father-in-law of Candace and Martin Mannen and Bobbi Lyn and Brian Mannen both of Port Dover. Proud and loving grandfather of Samantha and Taylor. Dear brother of Carol Ann Cobby of Tilbury. Will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephew, cousins and extended family of Lou VanSickle (and the late Jim VanSickle). Predeceased by his parents Robert and Helen Kelley, brother Gary. Bob was a 45 year resident of Port Dover and felt he may now be considered a local. He had a backhoe business for some years before he started working for the Town of Port Dover. Bob was employed by Ontario Hydro for several years and with a career change he started as an owner/operator driving truck for International Freight Systems. He was a former member of the Port Dover Lions Club, the Port Dover Fire Department and the Yacht Club. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Bob on Friday, September 10, 2010, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service of Remembrance was held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) The Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Jim Plumb

PLUMB, James. With sadness the family announces the passing of James Samuel Reilly Plumb at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, September 11, 2010 of Port Dover in his 87th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy (Roper, April 2010) and son David (May 2010). Loving father of Diane (and Rick) Baughman, Mark (and Irene), Melanie Wilson, daughter-in-law Dianne Plumb and son-in-law Brad Wilson. Jim was the fun loving grandpa to 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Jim proudly served in World War Two in the Canadian Light Infantry and was on Juno Beach. Friends were received at the Grace United Church, Port Dover on Monday, September 13, 2010, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at Grace United Church on Tuesday, September, 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Grace United Church. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Thompson –Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, 519-443-5332. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

Peter Van Groningen

VAN GRONINGEN, Peter. At his home near Vittoria on Sunday, September 12, 2010, Peter Van Groningen in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Bertha (nee Vissers). Dear father to Wayne Van Groningen (Sheila) of Vittoria, John Van Groningen (Shari) of Calgary, Sue Bower (Tim) of Port Dover and Judy Burroughs of Delhi. Cherished grandfather of Tawnya, Aleecia, Britt, Justin, Tiana, Tyler, Cameron, Shayla, Bailey and Beau. Dear brother to Alida Van Groningen and the late John, Nellie Stigter and the late Harry, the late Cornelius (Case) Van Groningen, the late Susan and Hank DeKoning, Nick Van Groningen and wife Sandra and Tom Van Groningen and wife Barb. Also survived by his sister-in-law Dorothy Van Groningen. Predeceased by his parents Meevwes Van Groningen and Catherine Suzanna Van Groningen (nee Vastenhout). Peter was a local retired tobacco farmer and a member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church. Friends are invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will held at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Oak St., Simcoe on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jeff Vandermeer officiating. Interment Vittoria Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Norfolk Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com

 

Published September 29, 2010

Archie Morris

MORRIS, Archibald “Archie” of Port Dover passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 86th year. Beloved husband of 62 years to Georgina. Loving father and father-in-law of George and Donna of Port Dover, David of Port Dover and Joel and Sandra of London. Proud grandfather of five, Sam, Isaac, Blake, Trevor and Alicia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Georgia and Ken Painter, Stan and Ione Morris, Rosemary Mitchell and Genevra and Colin Campbell. Predeceased by his parents, Sam and Frances, son Sam, and brother-in-law Clarence. Archie was born and raised in Port Dover, he retired as President of the Port Dover Maple Leaf, where he had worked since he was 14 years old, excelling in printing and production of the newspaper. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces at 18 years old, he was a member of the 1st Hussars Tank Corps, serving overseas in Holland, Belgium and Germany. He was a Past Master of AF & AM Erie Lodge #149. Archie was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, receiving the Bishops Award on November 7, 2004 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario, he also served as Superintendent of Sunday School for 10 years. Archie will be remembered as the dedicated bell toller at the conclusion of funerals held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. He always remembered with fondness his trip in 1989 to the British Isles where he travelled on the Concorde and returned on the Queen Elizabeth II. Archie enjoyed gardening but his true life’s passion was his family, which he loved and admired greatly. Family and friends were invited to meet with the family on Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Funeral Service to Celebrate Archie’s life was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Claire Mahy

MAHY (Simons), Claire of Brantford / Port Dover. After a brief battle with cancer, Claire passed away at the Stedman Hospice in Brantford. Claire is survived by children Donna Searles (Bob) of London, Bob Simons (Elizabeth) of Calgary, Chris Simons (Mary) of Port Dover and Bill Simons (Sylvie). Stepchildren Pat Anderson (Rick), Claire Weagle (Bruce), and David Mahy. Claire was grandmother to 3 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made in Claire’s name to the Stedman Hospice, 99 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy, Brantford, where Claire spent her last weeks receiving loving care.

Jack Lindsay

LINDSAY, Jack of Port Dover passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, September 20, 2010 in his 54th year. Dearly loved father of Cybrina of Simcoe. Beloved son of Bertha Lindsay of Port Dover. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Danny and Cheryl of St. Williams, Clifford and Patricia of Brantford and John of Warkworth. A graveside service was held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Port Dover Cemetery. The Reverend Brian Elder officiated. For those wishing, memorial donations to The Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be greatly 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 August 2010

Published August 4, 2010

Jackie Hoyle

HOYLE – Jacqueline Diane (Jackie): Passed away at her home in Port Dover on Saturday, July 31, 2010 after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving daughters Emily and Michelle Hoyle, brothers Wayne Evans (Niki) and Chris Nagy, sisters Sheri Evans and Lilly Nagy, step father Nigel Haynes and mother Diane Owen and her many dear friends. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Those wishing to donate in Jackie’s memory are asked to consider the Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Online condolences atwww.baldockfuneralhome.com

Published August 11, 2010

Dr. S. F. (Guy) Thompson

THOMPSON, Dr. Sevis Frobisher (Guy) – After a lengthy illness and courageous fight, at his residence surrounded by his family and close friends, on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, in his 79th year. Sevis (Guy) Thompson beloved husband of the late Bernadine. Treasured father of Marshall (Eva) and Liana Thompson (Mac Campbell) both of Port Dover. Lovingly remembered and cherished by his grandchildren, the lights of his life, Mya, Cadell, Allegra and Geneva. Will be sadly missed by his sister Daisy Wilson of Cleveland, Ohio and fondly remembered by his many dear friends, colleagues and former patients. Guy was born in Sawyers, Jamaica. He attended Sawyers Public School in Trelawny township from the age of 7 to 15. He spent 6 months at a small private school and then attended Kingston Technical School from 1948 to 1951. He was first employed for 2 years after graduating Technical School by a concrete company in Jamaica. He then worked at the University of the West Indies medical lab, West Indies, for 3 years. Guy left Jamaica permanently in 1956 to further his education at Indiana Technical College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He emigrated to Canada in 1959 and was fortunate to be accepted at Ottawa University Medical School, from which he graduated in 1965 with a degree in family medicine. It was in Ottawa that he met the love of his life, Bernie. Guy and Bernie came to Port Dover in 1965 to set up his medical practice. Over the last 45 years he became a well-loved and well respected family physician both in Port Dover and at Norfolk General Hospital. Other than his family and his practice, his life time passion was golf. Guy was a long time member of the Norfolk Golf and Country Club and both he and Bernie travelled the world playing golf. When he wasn’t at work, you would be sure to find him playing a few holes on one of the local courses. Guy believed in giving back to his community and spent his time making sure his patients were well-served. He most recently was pleased to know that plans were well underway to create new medical facilities in Port Dover and to bring new physicians to the area. Over the years he also dedicated his time and effort to helping local organizations send medical equipment and supplies to clinics and hospitals in Jamaica and to support the off-shore worker program in Norfolk County. In 2006, Guy and Bernie were honoured to be voted Port Dover Citizens of the Year. Dad, you instilled in us the values of empathy, perseverance, resilience, and generosity. You taught us to value education, to lead by example, and to demonstrate respect for others in our words and actions. A true philanthropist, your wisdom, philosophy, and service leadership has had a huge impact on your family and members of the whole community. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover (519-583-1530). A celebration of Guy’s life was held at the Norfolk Golf and Country Club, Sunday, August 8, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A private graveside memorial will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy/donations to the Port Dover Community Health Care Initiative or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca“A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”

 

Ruth Dugan

DUGAN, Ruth Emmaline. Passed away unexpectedly on August 8, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital in her ninety-third year. Predeceased by her parents William and Jane Lyon, her siblings Kirk, Art and Marjorie and her husband’s Charles and Ken. Survived by her son Jack Meyers and grandchildren Charles, Philip and Colleen. Will be missed by her niece Vicki Borthwick and husband Bob and their extended family. Ruth grew up on the family farm in Londesboro, Ontario and chose nursing as a career. She worked in Simcoe for a family doctor before moving to Hamilton. She was a staff nurse at the Henderson Hospital until her retirement. She was a highly-spirited woman who loved the outdoors and crafting. The past few years she was a resident at Dover Cliffs. A special thank you to all the staff who made it her home. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family memorial at a later date.

 

Published August 18, 2010

Helen Cole

COLE, Helen, passed away peacefully at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in her 98th year. Helen was predeceased by her brothers William, George, Fred and Nelson Cole and her sister Edna Loker. She will be sadly missed by her numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Helen has been a resident at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home for 14 years. She spent most of her life working with her parents on their tobacco farm. Cremation has taken place. A family service 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 Lions Club Botanical Gardens would be appreciated and can be made by calling the funeral home or online at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Moe Martin

MARTIN, Maurice “Moe” of Port Dover, passed at Juravinski Cancer Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, August 15, 2010 in his 69th year, after a brave battle with cancer. Dearly loved partner of Shirley Brosseau. Loving and proud father and father-in-law of Rob Martin and Michelle of Simcoe, Brett Brosseau and Susan of St. Williams, Bart Brosseau and Kim of Hamilton, Shelley McKenzie and Dan of Waterford, and Stacey Hellewell and John Dellaire of Waterford. Cherished grandpa of nine grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Raymond, Paul and Ruth, Marie, Fay, Alice and Rita. Predeceased by son-in-law Pete, sisters Pauline and Florence and brothers-in-law Pete, Brian, Emil, Casey, Glen and Ross. Maurice was a long time employee of Texaco/Esso retiring 10 years ago to spend time doing what he loved, fishing and hunting. Years ago he was a member of the former Norfolk Racing Pigeon Club and was a true lover of animals. Maurice will be missed by his family but lovingly remembered by all who knew him for his generous nature. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to meet with the family to celebrate Maurice’s life at a gathering at the Army, Navy and Air Force-Unit 255, 53 Water St., Simcoe on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Alan Lewis

LEWIS, Alan Clifford. Peacefully, at The Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford on Monday, August 9, 2010. Alan Lewis of Simcoe, formerly of Port Dover, in his 88th year. Husband of the late Marjorie Miles Lewis. Beloved father of Mark and Franca Lewis of Port Dover. Grandpa was not only a loving grandfather, but a great inspiration to his grandchildren Angela and Jeremy both of Toronto. Brother of Bernard and Deci Lewis of New Zealand and the late Frank, Jim and Stuart. Al will be missed by his dear partner Sylvia Shand of Simcoe. Alan was a veteran of WWII serving with the Army and Air Force, was a retired employee of Len’s Mill Store and a charter member of the Port Dover Kinsmen Club. At Alan’s request cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service was held at The Salvation Army Simcoe Community Church, 187 Colborne Street N., Simcoe on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Donations to The Stedman Community Hospice, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca (Arrangements entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home, Jarvis, 519-587-4414).

 

George Davidson

DAVIDSON, George. Slipped away peacefully at his home in Port Dover on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee McLaughlin) and the late Shirley (nee McNaughton in 1977). Loving father of Sheri (Mark), George (Mary), Denise (Peter), Al (Tracey) and Cindy (Rob). He will be sadly missed by 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Frank Mark and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Hazel (Harry Barnard), Gladys (George Giddings), Florence Mark and his brother James Davidson in infancy. George was a WWII Naval Veteran and was devoted to the North End of Hamilton where he grew up. He retired from the Hamilton Board of Education and was a veteran Santa Claus. After living in Ancaster for many years, he moved to Port Dover where he was a past member of the Lions Club. He was dedicated to family, community and his church where he was a High Priest. Friends may call at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 701 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Bethesda Cemetery. Donations to the Good Shepherd Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Futher-Franklin Funeral Home, Wellesley. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com

 

Don McNeilly

McNEILLY, Donald Eugene – With profound sadness the family announces the passing of a precious husband, dad and grandpa, Donald Eugene McNeilly of Port Dover, on August 13, 2010, age 83, after a hard fought battle with cancer and surrounded by the love of his family at the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford. Cherished high-school sweetheart, best friend and husband for 63 years of Marion (Hanna). Much loved Dad of Sandra Braun (Ted), Donna Ryder (Eugene Jeffery), Lynn McNeilly, all of Brantford, and Steven McNeilly (Kim) of Port Dover. Devoted Grandpa to Russ Braun (Donna), Angie Braun (Dan Murray), Travis Ryder (Valerie), Allison Windsor (Kevin), Brandy Graham-Knapp (Carl), Tyler Graham (Terri-Lynn), Ryan and Kevin McNeilly. Adored Great Grandpa of Avery Grime, Katie, Chrissy and Eldon Ryder. Josh and Isaac Windsor, Dawson Flikkema, Jaceb and Hanna Knapp, Jessica and Jordon Graham. Beloved brother of Marilyn Balch, of Fort Erie and brother-in-law of Bill and Joyce Hanna of Simcoe. Don was predeceased by his parents, Stuart (1969), Lillian (1999), brother, Laird (2004), infant granddaughter, Holly Ann Graham (1979) and son-in-law Jack Ryder (2004). Don and Marion were married in 1947 and raised their family in the home they built together 60 years ago. He retired from the American Can after 42 years and many may remember his being a photographer when a young man, covering local events and family occasions, and often free-lancing for the London Free Press and Simcoe Reformer newspapers. Don was a member of Grace United Church and life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 where he served as membership chairman and in the colour party for several years. Don was an excellent carpenter, which is very evident in his lovely home, and enjoyed building unique items for his family which will be forever treasured. Vacations were always spent camping with his family and they have wonderful memories of places visited. Don was a staunch supporter of his wife, children and grandchildren in all endeavours and was always very proud of their accomplishments. He enjoyed being “background man”, making signs, building props or whatever was needed. At Don’s request cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) at 2 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior. The Reverend Murray Rounding and The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Constable Paul Smith

SMITH, Constable Paul Douglas, of Simcoe, at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in his 57th year, he passed away surrounded by the love of his family, after a valiant fight with cancer. Cherished and devoted husband of Judy (nee Stackhouse). Loving and proud father and grandfather of Christa Shortt (Jeff) and their children Jeryn and Liam and Amanda Anderson (Jeremy) and their children Porter and Rhya all of Waterford. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Ruth (Paul), Vicky Raffay (Andy), Bill Brewer (Kris), Ed Stackhouse (Susan) and Jeff Stackhouse (Kris). Paul was predeceased by his father Cecil Smith, mother Grace Jackson and step-father Warren Jackson, mother-in-law Olive Stackhouse and father-in-law Tom Stackhouse. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and colleagues. Paul has been a Police Constable since 1985. First with the Haldimand/Norfolk Regional Police, then the O.P.P. Simcoe Detachment. Paul was highly respected and lead by example. He was well known in Port Dover, where he served the community with integrity, fair-mindedness and dependability. Honourably known as “The Sheriff of Port Dover”. In 2009 he received the “Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving” and was also awarded from St. John’s Ambulance the “Special Certificate of Commendation”. He will be remembered by the Port Dover and area residents as a highly principled officer and all around great guy. Paul’s greatest love and joy was his wife, daughters and grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman, in his spare time he took great pleasure in fishing, boating and hunting. He was an Associate Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #79. Family and friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Paul at a Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #79, 200 West St. Simcoe. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published August 25, 2010

Evelyn May McKenzie

MCKENZIE – Evelyn May (Wood): Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, August 23, 2010 of Simcoe in her 97th year. Daughter of the late Albert and Clara Wood and much beloved wife of the late Howard McKenzie (1981). Loving mother of Shirley Walpole, Joan Tisdale all of Simcoe, Pat Jaques of St. Williams, daughter-in-law Sheila McKenzie of Waterford and was predeceased by son Don (2009) and son-in-law George Walpole (2002). Also surviving are her cherished grandchildren; Kim Gorodnick (Gary), Gregory McKenzie (Tammy), Tanya Mudford (Wes), Brad Walpole (Michelle), Joan Jennings (Jeff), Cindy Feere (Keith), Teresa Jaques, 14 great-grandchildren, sister Laura VanElslander of Delhi, sisters-in-law; Betty Wood of St. Williams, Mary Wood of Simcoe, numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was also predeceased by a grandson; Clifford, siblings; Alfred, Mervin, James, Robert, Leta and Jessie. Mrs. McKenzie was a past member of Old Windham U.C.W., Simcoe and District Horticultural Society and the Vittoria Lamport Club. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 12 noon – 2 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Reverend Stephan Shantz officiating followed by interment at Salem Cemetery. Those wishing to donate in Evelyn’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Published July 2010

Published July 7, 2010

Lois Butchart

BUTCHART, Lois (nee Carver) of Brantford passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Sunday, July 4, 2010 in her 77th year, at the Stedman Hospice, Brantford. Lois has been reunited with her beloved husband Raymond (2005), to dance with each other again. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Richard and Marion of Paris, ON, Randy and Christine of Brantford and Candy Shimens and Richard Smelser of Brantford. Dearly loved grandmother of Tara, Brandon, Shelby, Jesse, Jillian, Melanie and Jarryd and great grandmother of 5. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Allan and Joanne Carver , Beverly Muma, Pat and Arthur Cummerson all of Brantford. Predeceased by her sister Ursula Whiting and brothers-in-law, Doug Whiting and Bev Muma. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Lois on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Lois’ life will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 1 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, donations to the Stedman Hospice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Ruth Craig

CRAIG, Ruth N. passed away at Park Lane Nursing Home on Friday, July 2, 2010. Ruth was in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late John W. Craig. Cherished mother of Evelyn Petryniak-Husby (Terje Husby), and the late William Petryniak, and their children, Michael Petryniak (Valerie), Craig Petryniak and Erik Husby (Brenda); Mary Willson (Robert) and their children, Charlotte Willson-Healy (Mark), and Matthew Willson; Howard Craig (Irena) and their children Eli (Mia), Jackson (Stephanie) and Ella. Will be missed by seven great-grandchildren. Ruth was born in Brantford, daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Lewis. Sister to the late Raymond Lewis (Viola) and the late Joyce Hodgson, survived by brother-in-law Bruce Hodgson. Ruth attended schools in Brantford and attended the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing. She was an avid reader and instilled this interest in all of her children. She was a long time resident of Port Dover and was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church Choir, the Heather Club and was superintendent of the Sunday School. She was a member of Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge and was past president of the Port Dover Public School Home and School Association. Visitation for Ruth will be at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed immediately by a graveside service at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published July 14, 2010

Chuck Kitchen

KITCHEN, Charles of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, July 9, 2010 in his 82nd year. Cherished and loving husband of Carol. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael and Natalie of Port Dover and Sophie of Port Stanley. Proud grandfather of seven. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law Ken Kitchen of Brantford, Joyce and Pat Styles of British Columbia, Fred Knechtel of Port Dover, Janice and Marshall Roth of Kincardine, and Gary and Barbara Dines of Waterloo. Will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Geoffrey, brothers, David Harold, Jack and Lloyd, sisters Carol Dawson and Betty Knechtel and sisters-in-law Carol, Louisa,Thelma and Gerry. Chuck was a long-time employee of Parker Hannifin. After his retirement he joined the Port Dover Cemetery Board and was recently honoured for his many years of service. He was also member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Chuck will be sadly missed by his family and friends, but will be remembered for his great sense of humour and his easy going nature. A Service to Celebrate Chuck’s life will be held Friday, July 30, 2010 at 1 p.m. 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 the Port Dover Harbour Museum or the Port Dover-Woodhouse and District Community Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatesfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530.

 

Bernice Pos

POS, Mabel “Bernice” (nee Dickey) of Port Dover passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital, at the age of 82. Loved and adored mom and mother-in-law of Jo-Anne, Harry and Carol. Grandma will be lovingly remembered by her granddaughters Kathryn and Gavin Lawrow and Kim and Warren Copley. She is also survived by two special great grandchildren, Gavin Jr. and Kayla. Predeceased by her husband John Pos (2001) and by a granddaughter. Dear sister of Donna, Pauline and Sid, Dorreen and Martin, Larry and Betty, Ross and Pauline and Archie and Ruth. Predeceased by brothers Stan, Harry, George, Lee, Walter and Earl. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jack and Daisy, Ede and Gloria, Margie and Fred, Peggy and Marie Pos. Bernice was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Dover, belonging to St. Paul’s Club, Women’s Auxillary, Joan’s dinner group and Woodhouse Women’s Institute. Friends called at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Thursday, July 8, 2010 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only). The Funeral Service was held Friday, July 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. from St. Paul’s Anglican Church, (Market and St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Father Kendall Reimer and The Reverend Rob Doerr officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to St. Paul’s Club or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Ross Taunton

TAUNTON, Ross Gareth Edmund. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden death of Ross Gareth Edmund Taunton, 35, on July 3, 2010 in London, ON, as the result of a fall. Ross was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to his mother’s hometown of Norfolk County when he was 16, to attend Port Dover Composite School. With his wry smile, easy generosity, dry humour and charming accent, Ross quickly endeared himself to many friends in Canada. He graduated from Fanshawe College with an Electrical Engineering Technician diploma and then from The University of Western Ontario with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked as an engineer in London, Ontario, until the time of his death. Ross is survived by his partner, Melissa Bedard; mother, Lois Taunton and grandmother, Dorothy Landon, both of Simcoe; father, Graham Taunton, Zimbabwe; sister, Ellen and husband Matt, Zimbabwe, brother, Trevor and wife Julie, South Africa; nieces and nephews, Jason, Jennie, Leigh, and Carreg; and Canadian aunts and uncles, Jackie and Allen McMann; Jim and Sharan Landon; Peter and Semone Landon. A memorial service was held at Trinity Anglican Church, Simcoe, on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. A celebration of life will be held in London on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 1 o’clock in Springbank Park (West Entrance, 1260 Commissioners Rd. W.) followed by a reception at Ross’ home, 652 William St. London.www.ontariocremationservices.ca

 

Published July 21, 2010

Muriel Wattam

WATTAM, Muriel (nee Fishleigh). Passed away in her 92nd year at West Haldimand Hospital in Hagersville on July 9, 2010. Predeceased by Leslie, her husband of 64 years, and her brother Frederick. She leaves behind her sister Marion (Don Marts) of San Diego; sister-in-law Viola (Frederick); children Diane (Gordon Leaker), Joe (Bev Wattam); grandchildren Michael (Susan), Robert (Andrea), Kayleigh, and Connor; great-grandchildren Lauren, Victoria, Ethan, and Jillian; her nieces and nephew, Geraldine, Marlene, John and Ruth; and goddaughter Lynn Pew. Muriel will also be sadly missed by friends and residents at Parkview Meadows Retirement Village where she was loved and appreciated for her sense of humour and positive approach to life. In accordance with her wishes, she has been cremated, and a memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., July 20, 2010 in St. Barnabas Anglican Church in St. Catharines to celebrate her life and memory. Interment in the St. Barnabas Columbarium followed the service. The family wishes to express grateful appreciation to the staff at Parkview Meadows for their loving care and friendship and to Doctors Peter Wong and John Hall who visited Muriel regularly to provide the care and concern for her health that is becoming increasingly rare in today’s health environment.

 

Published July 28, 2010

Marie Coats

COATS, Marie Edith (Hager). Our mother’s recent and unexpected illness has taken her away from us. Marie Coats passed away on Monday, July 19th, 2010. She will miss the smiles on her grandchildren’s faces, their hugs and kisses and watching them grow. Our mom loved her family and friends. Marie was a devoted mom, mother-in-law, Nana, Auntie Marie and friend. Her family was the focus of her life. She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren: daughter Cheryl Poot, husband Gary Poot and their children Emily and Nolan; daughter Kendra Coats, husband Michael Newman and their children Michaela and Quinn; son Andrew Coats, wife Joanne Coats and their children Paige and Benjamin; daughter Alison Hutchinson, husband Garrett Hutchinson and their children Averey and Sadie; son Colin Coats; son Jamie Coats and his wife Korri Coats. Marie was predeceased by her son John Hager Coats. If it were possible for love to have healed mom and kept her with us, she would still be here. Marie shared her last years of her life with Guy Uddenberg with whom she shared so much happiness, love and compassion. Guy was a loyal and dedicated soul mate and partner. We wish to thank Doctors Coren, Cox, Nair, Ip and Boyle and the wonderful nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital who cared for mom with compassion and gentleness. Special thanks to our valued lifetime friend Doctor Deborah Cook for her guidance and support at this difficult time. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Marie’s life on Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church at 29 Park Street West (corner of Park and Cross), Dundas, and reception to follow. As an expression of sympathy donations to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation c/o Pulmonary Fibrosis Research would be appreciated by the family.

 

Jonathan Goodman

GOODMAN (Mazurski), Jonathan. Peacefully at home in Hamilton, on July 19, 2010. Loving father of Kirsty and Jenna (Lisa) of Port Dover and Jeremy (Christine) of Mount Hope. Beloved son of Elizabeth and stepson of Richard Mazurski of Port Dover. Devoted brother of Jennifer (Keith). Uncle to Jonathan and Kylie of Hamilton. Love you forever.

 

Chuck Kitchen

KITCHEN, Charles of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, July 9, 2010 in his 82nd year. A Service to Celebrate Chuck’s life will be held Friday, July 30, 2010 at 1 p.m. 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 the Port Dover Harbour Museum or the Port Dover-Woodhouse and District Community Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatesfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

 

Dale Morris

MORRIS, Dale passed away at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in his 81st year. Predeceased by his loving wife Doreen (2008). Cherished father of Cindy McLaughlin, and much loved grandfather of Lorne Shawn McLaughlin both of Tillsonburg. Will be sadly missed by his close friends Ross and Sandy Brown. Predeceased by his son, Lorne (1981) and his sisters, Vi Leroux and Dell Gall. Dale lived in Port Dover for many years. He loved playing Oldtimers hockey. He was a honourary member of Port Dover Minor Hockey and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. A private graveside service 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 Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published June 2010

Published June 2, 2010

Ray Charles

Charles, Ray William – Peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, May 23, 2010. Ray Charles, loving husband of the late Mary Lorena Charles, in his 75th year. Dear father 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 Pa Ray of grandchildren Craig, Shannon, Mathew and Aaron; Shelby, Brooke; Gabrielle, Shauna and Jeffrey; Christa and great-grandchildren Hayden, Caidence and Fiona Star. Also survived by his sons Mark and John and his sister Doris Campbell of Parry Sound. Ray was a long-time employee of Air Products in Nanticoke. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Friday, May 28, 2010 from 10 a.m. to time of service at 11 a.m. Interment Nanticoke Union Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Ray would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family atwww.cooperfuneralhome.ca

Published June 9, 2010

Karen Yeager

Passed away February 23, 2010 in Costa Rica. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Online condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Kenneth Aaron Armstrong

ARMSTRONG – Kenneth Aaron: Passed away at his home on Monday, June 7, 2010 of Vittoria in his 79th year. Much beloved husband of Joyce (nee Carter) and cherished father of Steve and his wife Pebbles of Brantford and Doris and her husband Ron Wray of Greens Corners and cherished grandfather of Kiley, Dylan, Jessica and Aaron. Also surviving is his family; Wendy Bannister (Jim) and Chuck Carter all of Simcoe; brother Murray Armstrong (Shirley) of Woodstock; sister-in-law Janice Carter of Simcoe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters. Mr. Armstrong served with The Royal Canadian Air Force at the close of WWII. He managed the Commercial Hotel in Port Dover for many years and retired from Jax Mold and Machine after 27 years. He also was a member of The Giant Pumpkin Growers and was well known as “oldman.com”. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. from The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Cremation has taken place. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. Those wishing to donate in Ken’s memory are asked to consider a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

 

Published June 16, 2010

Wayne Buck

BUCK, Wayne Dennis, “Bucky” of Port Dover, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010 at University Hospital, London surrounded by his loving family in his 54th year. Loving husband of Janice (Gray). Cherished father of Abby, Charly, Ginny, Tara and Jason. Dearly loved son of Betty. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Scott, Wendy Mitchell and Darcy, Debbie Bisson and Jeff Simon and Sheron Buck. Wayne will be fondly remembered by George and Audrey Gray, his many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his son Cody, father Bill, brothers, Marc and Roger and nephew Ryan. Bucky was a proud Port Dover boy, he lived here all his life. He was a commercial fisherman since the age of 18. He was an avid toy collector and spent countless hours searching the yard sales for the next great find. Bucky’s family will cherish their memories but miss him greatly. Friends are invited to meet with family for visitation on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 pm. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Bucky’s life will be held Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church, Port Dover (Chapman & St. George Sts.). The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Liver Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Irene Cunningham

A Memorial Gathering for the late Irene Cunningham, who passed away January 23, 2010, will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Irene, following the gathering, at Port Dover Legion, 212 Market Street, Port Dover.

Wynne Kiemele

KIEMELE, Wynne (nee Fenton) -After a wonderful 90th birthday celebration on March 13th, Wynne passed away on June 12th, in her home of over 50 years. Predeceased by her husband of 58 years Earl Kiemele. Best mom of Judi and her husband Doug (Ralston) of Caledonia, Nana to Terry and his wife Cynthia of Brantford and Leigh-Anne and her husband Rob Tyminski of Port Colborne. Her great-grandchildren Eric, Brooklyn, Stephen, Carter, and Alexander Earl were fortunate to have her interested and involved in their lives. Wynne enjoyed all of the family gatherings, cocktail hour (martini with 4 olives) and being the matriarch of the family. Our thanks to Mom’s dear friends and neighbours Laura and Jim Hickey for their support and care to Mom and Dad over the years. Mom also enjoyed her daily telephone chats with Gerry Lanneval her friend and neighbour. Thank you to Dr. Derek Rivers and Robin Wilson for their accessibility and compassion with Mom’s care. As well, thank you to Tracy Earick and Kim Bradshaw our nurses and Tonya and Rolene our Para Meds for making all of us comfortable with your kind words, gentle touch, and sense of humour. We are truly grateful to have been surrounded by such dedicated women. Wynne’s family received friends at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. If so desired memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences available at www.armstrongfuneralhome.ca Mom would want everyone to remember –

“when the going gets tough, have a martini”

Published June 23, 2010

Jim Cossar

COSSAR, James Alexander, of Port Dover passed away at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Thursday, June 17, 2010 in his 79th year. Cherished husband of Rosemary (Bush). Loving father and father-in-law of Judy and Marvin Chambers of Rockford, David and Gail of Port Dover, Deborah and Ray Elias of Toronto, Sandra and Colby Miller of Otterville and Cindy and Robert Jones of London. Dearly loved grandfather of Karrie and Forrest, Kristi and Rob, Kelly, Olivia, Gareth, Emily, and great-grandfather of Jordan and Forrest. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Maizie Cossar, Mary Myke, Jean and John Watkins and Betty Phibbs. He will be sadly missed by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother William and sisters, Kay, Janet, Dorothy and Anne and brothers-in-law Don, Tommy and Robert. Jim was a former fireman at Cayuga Speedway and a member of Grace United Church. He was the delivery man for the Norfolk Co-Op for many years, and after his retirement he became the Sugar Bush Manager of Chambers Maple Lot. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Jim on Monday, June 21, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, donations to The Sick Children’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published June 30, 2010

Frank Foley

FOLEY, Frank Stanley Jr., of Port Dover passed away quietly in his sleep at Norfolk General Hospital, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in his 60h year. Father of April Foley, grandson Toren. Dear brother of Norma (Don), Phillip (Dianne), “Ferh” Roger, “Red” Ronald, Julia (Jamie), and Patricia (Victor, Keith). Will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly 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

Imogen Givens

GIVENS, Imogen Roberta (Knister) 1930-2010; Passed away without suffering as a result of a heart attack, on Thursday June 24th, 2010. Beloved wife of Allen Givens. Mother of Sheila Givens, Huntsville, Ruth (Jim) Greenlaw, Oshawa, Rebecca Givens (Grant Rushton), Milton, Ray (Helga), Ilderton, Paul (Bernadette Lanigan), Edmonton, Glenn (Adriana), Burlington. Sister of John O’Hurley, Nova Scotia, Christine Ivey, Port Dover, Gary Grace, Caledonia, Terry (Leslie) Grace, Port Dover. Imogen was born in Port Dover to Canadian author, Raymond Knister, and Myrtle (Gamble) Knister. She graduated from Ottawa Normal School and became a teacher. While teaching in Northfield, she met and married Allen. Together they ran a dairy farm and raised six children. She was passionately interested in and knowledgeable about Canadian literature. She was a descendent of United Empire Loyalists and interested in local history. Imogen was a member of Northfield, Fairfield and Waterford United Churches. She dearly loved her 11 grandchildren. Friends called at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, Monday June 28, 2010, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at the Waterford United Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Larry Wiegand officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

 

Doug Haviland

HAVILAND, Douglas John of Port Dover passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in his 55th year. Loving husband and best friend of Marcia (Misner). Dear brother of Paul of China. Much loved son-in-law of Thelma Misner of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents Murray and Aileen, father-in-law, Charles Misner and brother-in-law, Allan Misner. Doug will be sadly missed by his many friends, but will be remembered by many as an avid baseball player. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158, Market St. Port Dover from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donations to the Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Ian Thackwray

THACKWRAY, Ian. Born June 5th, 1942, Leeds, Yorkshire, England to the late Ralph and Maisie Thackwray. After a year long battle with Cancer, Ian finally succumbed to his illness and died peacefully on Thursday morning, June 24, 2010, surrounded by family. Much loved husband for 47 adventurous years of Rev. Mary Lynne (nee) Dyce, father of Jennifer Lynne Thackwray (London, ON), Ian Peter Dyce Thackwray (Joanna) (Richmond, BC), Jillian Patricia McKay (Kevin) (Oakville, ON), Johanna Denise Parker (Charlie) (Guelph, ON), and Papa of Madison and Samantha Vine, Taylor, Jackson, and Kya Thackwray, Reilly, Connor, and Joshua McKay, and Richard and sibling Parker. Moved from Great Britain to Cobourg in 1952. Enjoyed a great business career with Coleco, Home Hardware, and as an independent entrepreneur with Ian Thackwray International, a Canadian exporter based out of Panama, Central America. Was proud to receive a senatorship 20406 in the Canadian Junior Chamber of Commerce. Inaugural president of the Orangeville Kiwanis Club. Ian and Lynne retired to Port Dover in 2007. Visitation with the family was Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main St. S., Hagersville. As per Ian’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held Monday, June 28, 2010 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Dover. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Primate’s World Relief Fund would be appreciated by the family. www.rhbanderson.com

 

Published May 2010

Published Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bob Hinch

HINCH, Robert (Bob) Larry of Port Dover. Surrounded by the love of his family at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Saturday, May 15, 2010, as a result of complications from a kidney transplant. Robert Hinch in his 74th year. Loving father to Dufferin (Crystal), Lori and Debbie Hinch. Proud and devoted grandfather to Natalie, Owen and Ryan, Skyler and Sierra. Beloved partner of Peggy Svirk. Dear brother of Sid (Joan) and George (Gail) Hinch. Predeceased by Donald and Gary Hinch. He will be sadly missed by friends, family and his best friend “the dog” Charlie. Bob was a retired firefighter, he served in Brantford for 31 years. A special thank you to the nurses at the Brantford General Hospital Dialysis Unit, Dr. Ludwin and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation appreciated. www.dennistoll.ca “Grandpa Bob, we will love and miss you always.”

 

Greta Jamieson

JAMIESON, Greta Pauline. Peacefully at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home, Simcoe on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Greta (McBride) of Simcoe, formerly of Jarvis, in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Harold R. Jamieson (1997). Beloved mother of Sandra and Glenn Cherry of R.R.5, Hagersville, Sharon and Ted Little of Simcoe and Robert (Rip) and Margaret Jamieson of Kemptville. Loving grandmother of Betty Ann Little, Kathryn and Steven Herkimer, Gary Little (Tanya), Kevin and Jennifer Cherry, Jackie and Stephen Kapel, Rob Jamieson (Aimee) and the late Jeffrey Cherry. Great-grandmother of Ashley, Amanda and Gabrielle Little, Tyler Jamieson, Jacob Kapel, Caitlyn Banfield, Alexis and Emma Jamieson and Kaleb and Noah Herkimer, Mackenzie, Madison and Meygan Cherry. Sister of Ross and Jessie McBride of Tillsonburg and Wayne and Pat McBride of Hamilton and the late Vera Nechelput and Bernard McBride. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service for Greta will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Knox Presbyterian Church, or the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. An O.E.S. service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Margaret Sheppard

SHEPPARD, Margaret R. – Passed away peacefully on Friday May 14, 2010 at Parkview Meadows, Townsend. Mrs. Margaret Sheppard formerly of R.R. # 3 Simcoe in her 88th year. Loving wife of the late Russell H. Sheppard (1988). Beloved mother to Ronald D. Sheppard and his wife Sandy of Simcoe, the late Richard J. Sheppard (1988) and his wife Alice Sheppard of Port Rowan. Cherished grandma to Doug (Tracie) of Simcoe and Greg (Tracy) of Kitchener. Great-grandmother to Connor, Isabelle and Julie. Dear sister to Donald Hall (Sue) of Windsor and Laurence Hall (Lois) of Seattle WA. Predeceased by her parents Alex and Lillian Hall. Margaret will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. Margaret was a lifelong member of Woodhouse United Church and a life member of the U.C.W. What meant the most to Margaret and was closest to her heart was being a wife, a mother and a grandmother. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S. Simcoe, 519-426-1314. Margaret’s service will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. from Woodhouse United Church. Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Woodhouse cemetery. If so desired donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Woodhouse United Church or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com

 

Harvey White

WHITE, Harvey Dean. Suddenly at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, May 16, 2010 after a courageous struggle at home in Port Dover, (formerly of Brantford), in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Bertha for 60 years. Beloved father of Bill (Linda), Diane (John), Frank (Rita), Susan (Kevin), Sandy (Slim), Scott (Deb) and Tammy (Kenny). Proud Papa of Jennifer (Mike), Sandy (Clint), Jordan (Tori), Amanda (Justin), Katie (Tom), Megan, Billy, Toni, Jake, Angela and Hailey. Great-Papa of Luc. Harvey is survived by his brother Bill (Ruth) and will be sadly missed by his brother Norm (Reva) and by his sister Linda (Jim). He is predeceased by his sister Doreen (the late Bob). Harvey will be sadly missed by his step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family members as well as his many “golfing buddies” and many friends in Port Dover. Harvey was a veteran of the Second World War, Royal Canadian Navy and retired after 38 years from Hussmann’s. Friends were received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made in Harvey’s memory to McMaster University Medical Centre or to Norfolk General Hospital.  www.dennistoll.ca

 

Published Wednesday, May 26, 2010

George Bergsma

 

BERGSMA, George. December 15, 1946 – April 30, 2010. After a courageous battle with cancer, George Bergsma died peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Friday, April 30, 2010. George was in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Sheila for 32 years. Loving father to David (Laura), Paul, Brad, Jodi (Randy Campbell) and Amanda Bergsma. Proud grandfather to Rachel, Jake, Hunter, Addison, Sofia and Kaylen. Dear brother of Wilma Vanderkooi (Bob), the late Ted Bergsma (Patti), Joan Horlings (Ken), Frank Bergsma (Sheila), Millie Dennis (Doug), Elaine Hoving (Harry), Allan Bergsma (Dale). Beloved son of the late Jelle and Shirley Bergsma. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services and cremation were held at the Opatovsky Funeral Home – Dempster Chapel, Burk’s Falls, May 4, 2010. Pastor Rodger McCready officiated. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Published April 2010

Published April 7, 2010

Weston Bonneville

BONNEVILLE, Paul “Weston” of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, March 21, 2010 in his 74th year, surrounded by the love of his family. Beloved husband of Rena. Dearly loved father of Mark and his wife Debi of Toronto and step-father of Randy Lynch and his wife Linda of Brampton. Proud and loving grandfather of Dylan, Dawson, Lucas and Jasmine. Dear brother of Warren and his wife Marilyn of Orillia. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sunday, April 11, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marburg Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 519-583-1530. www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

Bunny Graham

GRAHAM, Winnifred May “Bunny” (nee Benning) – Peacefully entered into God’s rest with her loving family around her at the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, April 4, 2010. Predeceased by her husband Thomas, parents Violet and Cecil Benning, brother Robert and sisters Dorothy and Doris (Treffry). Loving Mum to Bob and Paulette Graham, Dona and Gary Rolston, Clyde and Nancy Graham, Tom Graham, Marg and Brian Green and Holly and Michael LeBlanc. Also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren and “adopted” others. She was a proud veteran of the CWAC and a generous humanitarian who always found a way to help those less fortunate. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion service at 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Dennis Toll Funeral Home, on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow, Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations in lieu of floral tribute to the charity of your choice. www.dennistoll.ca

Mildred McCall

MCCALL, Mildred – Passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, April 4, 2010. Mrs. Mildred McCall of Simcoe formerly of Tillsonburg in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert D. McCall (2001). Loving mother of David McCall (Jan) of Ridgeway and Rick McCall (Bev) of Simcoe. Cherished Nan to Scott (Andrea), Todd (Amy) and Meaghan. Dear sister to the late Eva Bunce, Lloy King of Simcoe, the late Harry Carter, Herb Carter of Simcoe, the late Ethel VanderKroft, Ruth Yerex of Port Dover and Betty Bedford of Simcoe. Mildred will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. Mildred was a former active member of the Tillsonburg Hospital Auxiliary, Tillsonburg Golf and Country Club, Tillsonburg Curling Club and the Tillsonburg Lioness Club. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519) 426-1314. Funeral service time and place are incomplete at this time. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Lynedoch to follow. If so desired, donations made to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

Published April 14, 2010

Annie VanVugt

VAN VUGT, Johanna “Annie” of Port Dover, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband Theodore (2007). Cherished mother of Hank and his wife Darlene of Caledon and Leo and his wife Sandra of Richmond Hill. Dearly loved grandmother of Matthew (Brieanne), Mark (Erica), Michael, David, Bryan, Nicholas, Patrick, Christopher and Eric. Dear sister of Nel, Nes, Mrie, Jet, Mien, Stien, Dre, Cor, Door, Toon, Hein, and Wiel. Predeceased by her son Tony, and sisters Lies and Grada. Johanna and Theo immigrated to Canada on March 12, 1957. She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church and the C.W.L. Annie was devoted to her family and cherished her loving grandchildren. She will be missed by her many friends and bingo players. Her family will hold dear the many memories of their time together. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Parish prayers 7 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd. Port Dover. Celebrant Father Stephen Savel. Private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. 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

Helene Yager

YAGER, Helene (nee Boucher). Passed away courageously and peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2010 in her 68th year at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie. Beloved wife of Gerald (Dick) Yager, cherished mother of Dale Yager (Tom Friedli) and loving grandma to David, Mitchell and Daniel. She will be sadly missed by family and friends and always in our hearts. Funeral services were held in Montreal on Saturday, April 10, 2010. Expressions of sympathy may be made by donation to the Cancer Care Centre at Royal Victoria Hospital. Words of condolences may be forwarded to Magnus Poirier Funeral Home at:www.magnuspoirier.com.

 

Published April 21, 2010

Ken Burk

BURK – J. Kenneth (Ken). At his home at R.R. #5, Simcoe on Thursday, April 15, 2010, Ken Burk in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Debra (nee DeMarco) and predeceased by his first wife Rowena (nee Dixon). He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Flossie Burk and his oldest son James. Dear father to Ronald Burk of Waterford, Gerald Burk (Susie) of Port Dover, Steven Burk (Jill) of Jarvis and Adrian DeMarco of Toronto. He is also survived by his sister Madeline and his daughter-in-law Judy, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One of Ken’s passions in life was farming. Friends were invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Service was held at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Walsh United Cemetery. Memorial donations to Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated.

Jerry Finnigan

FINNIGAN, Gerald – surrounded by his wife and daughters at his home in Port Dover, Jerry passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, April 17, 2010 in his 65th year. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Colleen as well as his proudest accomplishments, his daughters: Barbara and her husband Andy Morris of Stoney Creek, Kim and her husband Brad Schott of Simcoe, and Sarah and her husband Matt Hall of Port Dover. Jerry was the adored and proud “Papa” of seven grandchildren: Annette, Rohan, and Isaiah; Clara and Haley; Owen and Samuel. He was the cherished son of Frances and the late Frederick Finnigan and the treasured big brother and brother-in-law of Brian and Karen Finnigan of London, John and Patti Finnigan of Oakville, Mary and Nick Thomson of Grimsby, Monica and Murray Elliott of St. Mary’s and Bill and Lucia McCurdy of Toronto. Uncle Jerry will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews whom he loved so very much. Jerry was a Stelco employee for 35 years ending his career as supervisor in the electrical engineering department. Jerry loved to golf so much that after his retirement he began “a second career” at the Greens at Renton where he enjoyed many summer days on the course. He served his community as a dedicated member and past president of the Port Dover Lions Club for 18 years. He will be remembered by family and friends as a trusted advisor with a warm smile, sharp wit and kind heart. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Lions service at 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Celebrant Father Stephen Savel. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Pancreatic Cancer Research would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Margaret Gurney

GURNEY, Margaret (nee Hildreth) of Port Dover, passed away surrounded by the love of her family, after a courageous battle with cancer, early Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville in her 78th year. Survived by her beloved husband/cabana boy, Martin. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Charlotte and Dan O’Brien of Port Dover, Melinda and Tom Fenney of Toronto, Joseph and JoAnne of Cambridge, Danny of Simcoe, and Darryl of Victoria, B.C. Loving grandmother of Jessica (Derek), Nicole (Alex), Mark, Matthew and David. Dear sister of Susan Hildreth. In keeping with Margaret’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of her life will take place at a later date. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. On-line condolence and or donation can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published April 28, 2010

Val Chambers

CHAMBERS, Valerie Ann (nee Gilbert) of Port Dover peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, April 25, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Val will be greatly missed by her husband of 54 years, Grant, her children Ric (Sally), Ron (Karen) and Trish Trinder (Ken) all of Port Dover and her grand “kids” Robbie (Patti), Nicci, Bret, Casey, Daryl, Amie (Ray) and Corey (Katie). Val will also be remembered by her sister Sandra Collins (Albert), her mother-in-law Jean Chambers, sister-in-law Marie Wilhem (Fred Lavji), Suzanne Greenslade (Paul), Alice Chambers, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Milfred “Gilly” Gilbert and mother Olive, sister Donna Bezzo and brothers-in-law Ben Bezzo and Ivan Chambers and father-in-law Clayton Chambers. Val was the owner of the Oriental Shoppe in Port Dover for many years, a very talented craft maker and avid gardener. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Funeral Service to Celebrate Val’s life will be held Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, (Market and St. George Sts.) Port Dover. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Harry Fitzgerald

FITZGERALD, Harry of Port Dover passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010 in his 79th year. Cherished husband of Phyllis. Loved step-father of Jodey Sharman of Calgary, Kerri and David Black of Ottawa and Shelley and Douglas Maberly of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Rowan, Isaac and Keith. Dear brother and brother-in-law of William and Irene of England. Uncle Harry will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Tony and Sheila Fitzgerald, Glennis and Frank Lawler, Brenda Mekwinska, Karen Bramwell and Barry and Sandra Fitzgerald all of England. Predeceased by his brother, Jack and sister, Winnifred. Harry worked for many years for Mohawk College as the Placement Officer. He was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, Port Dover. Harry loved to sing and was a member of The Gentlemen of Harmony Barbershop Chorus (Simcoe.) Friends were invited to meet with the family on Monday, April 26, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Prayers at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel celebrant. Cremation followed. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Tom Holmes

HOLMES, Thomas Anthony of Port Dover, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in his 69th year. Loving husband of Elizabeth. Cherished father of Tom and his wife Rachelle. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Karen Holmes, Tom and Judy Evans, Mary and Craig Summers and Joseph Evans. Tom will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his son Michael, brother Michael Ian and his parents Tom and Santina. Tom spent his life as an educator, a Teacher, Principal and Director of Education. He received the SGB Robinson Memorial Award, honouring him for achieving high standards of service in secondary education. He took great pride in his work in health and safety in the workplace, which he also received an award. Tom played hockey for many years, and as an avid fan he took a keen interest in the Port Dover Sailors Hockey Club, where he helped in any area needed. His presence will be sadly missed in the lives of all who loved him. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday April 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel celebrant. Cremation followed. For those wishing donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Dorothy Plumb

PLUMB, Dorothy. It is with sadness the family announces the death of Dorothy, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital, of Port Dover, formerly of Waterford at the age of 87. Beloved wife for 63 years to James Plumb. Amazing and loving mother of David (and Dianne), Diane (and Rick), Mark (and Irene), and Melanie. Devoted grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dorothy will also be sadly missed by sister Evelyn Cox, brother Bob Roper, son-in-law Brad Wilson and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy proudly served in World War 2 under the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943-1945, and was a member of Grace United Church, Port Dover. Friends were received at Grace United Church, Port Dover, Friday, April 23, 2010, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Legion Service at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Service was held at Grace United Church on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 11 a.m. Rev. Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to Grace United Church or Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, 519-443-5332. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com.

Norm Trembley

TREMBLEY, Norman of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Peggy. Loved father and father-in-law of Bradley and Becky of St. Williams, Kathy and Rick Richardson of Simcoe, Bill of Port Dover, Darrell of Port Dover and Mark and Barb of Jarvis. Proud and loving grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lloyd and Muriel of Carrying Place, Alfred Long, Bob and Jean Long, Fred and Bernice Long, Fanny Smith all of Port Dover and Thelma Partridge of Simcoe. Norm was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved sports especially baseball, and umpired for many years. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. The Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 1 p.m. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and /or donations can be made at www. thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published March 2010

Published March 3, 2010

Jacque Byron

BYRON – The family of Jacqueline Byron announce that after 92 years Jacque has died in her sleep. Jacque was born in Toronto, daughter of Carrie and Frances Rouse. She was the fourth of five girls, Doris Davies, Myrtle Showers, Constance Walker, and Frances Munro. Jacque contributed to her community in so many ways. She was celebrated for her over 40 years of volunteering at Norfolk General Hospital. She is known for her design and sewing of costumes for the Delhi Figure Skating Club and for the creation of beautiful gowns for many brides over the years. Jacque lived her life to the fullest through family, friends, fashion and bridge. Her incredible needlework will be her legacy. Loving widow of Allan Byron. Dear Mom of Michael Byron, London, Patricia Hall (John), Port Dover, Thomas Byron (Pamela), Simcoe, Shelagh Driedger (Ronald), Simcoe. Grandma to Stephen Byron, Tillsonburg, Jeremy Byron (Tamara), Cambridge, Regan Karges (Mark), Port Dover, Nathan Grincevicius (Mackenzie), Brantford, Daniel Grincevicius (Natasha), Port Dover, and Joel, Dennis and Gillian Byron of Simcoe, Graham Driedger of Vancouver, and Ethan Driedger of Simcoe. She was great Grandma Jacque to Seanna, Braidy, and Mercedes Byron, Rasa and Lorelei Karges, and Alexandra Grincevicius. A memorial service to celebrate Jacque’s very rich life will be held at St. Alban’s Church, Delhi, Ontario on Wednesday March 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Meghan Nicholls officiating. In lieu of flowers the family ask consideration of a contribution to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, in her memory. Memorial Donations may be made at the Murphy’s Funeral Home, Delhi, 519-582-1290.

 

Don Clark

CLARK, Donald Leslie. Born in Hamilton, Ontario on December 5th, 1946 and resided in Port Dover, Ontario for the last 21 years. Don passed away at Henderson Hospital in Hamilton on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from a heart attack following a double knee replacement. Son of the late Ruth (1995) and the late Leslie Clark (2002). Loving and devoted father of Daniel of Australia, Nathan of Port Dover, Joshua of St.Catharines and Sara of Port Dover. Survived by his beloved sister Carol and brother in law George Easey and his nephews Mark (Samantha) and Geoff (Jennifer) Easey. Special great-uncle to Weston and Ryder Easey. Don was a long time employee of International Harvester in Hamilton and the Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. His love of nature brought him joy and comfort and he will be sorely missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Don’s life will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Visitation will take place between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., with service to follow at 2 p.m. Officiated by George Easey. Private family interment will place at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Ontario Diabetic Association. Online condolences may be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Georgia Cosley

COSLEY, Georgia (Fox). Heaven has another angel. A family waiting has their daughter and sister with them again. A family together forever. It is with great heartache and sorrow that we say goodbye to a very loved woman Georgia Lorraine Cosley, in her 67th year, on Monday, March 1, 2010. She was a patient, understanding, loving and devoted wife and best friend to Len Cosley. She was always there to listen, hug, help, or simply say “I love you”, to her daughter Stephanie. Georgia was very fond of her “son-in-law”, as she liked to call him, Travis Forrest. A very kind step mother to Michael and amazing grandmother to Anthony Cosley, Tristan and Adrian D’Souza. Through all her years of health issues, it was her grandsons that kept her going and put a twinkle in her eye, as they came through the door. She will be missed by so many, including her brothers- and sisters-in-law Mike and Anita Cosley, Doug and Dianne Cosley, Jack Arno and Bill Hills. Many nieces and nephews that Georgia loved so much. Dane, Shawn and Roxie, AJ and Theresa, Jason and Leslie, Ryan, Michelle and Dave, Tiffany, Marilyn, Billy, Lorraine, Roberta and Paul, John and Karen, Leanne and Jim and their families. Predeceased by her parents Winnifred (nee Watt) and George Fox, sisters Lillian Arno and Donna Hills and brother Ken Fox. Cancer is what started taking these siblings from each other and cancer is going to be what brings the family back together. Thank you to all the nurses and doctors, who did all they could. Special thanks to all the wonderful Personal Support Workers that took such good care of Georgia and Len. Expressions of sympathy, to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated, by the family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Georgia’s life will be held at the family residence on Saturday, March 6, 2010 12 noon to 5 p.m. with, “the next step in life and prayers” starting at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Waters Funeral Home 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Online condolences may be made at www.thompsonwatersfueralhome.ca

Jim Judd

JUDD, James William. It is with sadness the family announces the death of Jim at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, February 28, 2010, of Aylmer formerly of Waterford in his 85th year. Loving partner and care giver, Aggie (Riemer). Beloved husband of the late Joyce (Bowen). Much loved father of Leonard (and Terri) Waterford, Don (and Debbie) Brantford, Judy (and Randy) Halyk, Oshawa. Proud Grandpa of Jennifer (and Carlo), Amanda, Jessica, Kurtis, Bailey, Meghan, Alycia, and great-grandchildren Erin, Miranda, and Sebastian. Dear brother of Edna Bowyer, and Ron, both of Simcoe, and brother-in-law of Margaret Robbins, Vancouver. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Len and Charles. Jim owned and operated Judd Gunstocks and Furniture. Friends may call at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford on Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. Rev. Tony Bouwmeester officiating. Cremation will follow with interment of ashes at a later date. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Salvation Army. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

Isobel Moss

MOSS, Isobel Brown (nee McMillan), Peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in her 84th year. Isobel is finally at rest. Beloved wife of the late W. George Moss (2009). She was the only child of Isabella Cross Brown and William McCowat McMillan of Glasgow, Scotland. Dearly loved mother of Lynne Sharman, Thunder Bay, Kit Julian (Richard), Simcoe, William Moss (Diane Bussieres), Quebec City and Wendy Moss of Simcoe. Loving grandma to Paul Ayers, Toronto, Jesse Ayers, Vittoria, Zena Sharman, Vancouver, Nicholas Hardy Moss and Alexander Hardy Moss, Quebec City. Isobel arrived in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax as a 19-year-old war bride and resided in Hamilton for most of her life. She was devoted to caring for her family. Isobel was extremely proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Friday, March 5, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Isobel’s life will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Private family interment at Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand/Norfolk or Norfolk Association for Community Living (NACL) would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Jean Ryerse

RYERSE, Shirley (Jean). Peacefully, at Norfolk General Hospital, on Friday, Februaury 26, 2010, in her 78th year. Jean Ryerse of Port Dover. Dearly beloved wife of David. Dear mother of Eric (Kristie), Nina Bell (Robert) and Lori Johnston (Brian), all of Port Dover. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Channing, Carlee, Jason (Kelly) and Olivia, her great-grandchildren, Noah and Reese and her sister Joyce Butler (James) of Toronto. Predeceased by her sister Jan Povey. Jean was an employee of the Royal Bank in Port Dover and a long time secretary at Port Dover Composite School. Jean was an avid gardener and reader and enjoyed the close relationship of her family. Friends were received at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Tuesday March 2, 2010, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. Kendall Reimer officiating, followed by interment in Port Dover Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published March 17, 2010

Paul J. Neiss Sr.

NEISS, Paul J., a drum and bugle marching instructor with the Lakeshore Brassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at his home in Kenmore, NY. He was in his 84th year. Not only did he teach drum corps in Port Dover, he also taught in Cambridge and Kitchener. He also taught in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and across New York State. Mr. Neiss played baritone horn or cymbals for the Lakeshore Brassmen when needed. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Veronica Lucsok; two sons, Paul Jr. and John Jr. He is also survived by two sisters, Carol Bordeaux and Mary Daley. A Mass of Christian burial was offered at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Delaware Ave., in Kenmore NY on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

 

Published March 24, 2010

Joe Ambrose

AMBROSE, Joseph Edwards. Suddenly in Ajax, Ontario on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Joseph Edwards Ambrose in his 51st year. Beloved dad of Jessica Ambrose (Paul Alves), Rochelle Ambrose (Wes McLandress), Jason Ambrose, Lawrence Ambrose. Mother of his children Kate Ambrose. Loving husband of Shelley Wenige. Cherished son of the late Lawrence Ambrose and Irene McCallum and her husband Jimmy of Scotland. Beloved grandson of the late Joseph and Teresa Ambrose. Dear son-in-law of Eric and Kathlyn Poor. Dear brother of Irene Robinson (Larry), Mike Ambrose (Sherry), Mary Love (William) and Lawrence Ambrose. Very special uncle of Sarah and Jennifer Love, Charlene Lampman (Chris Hall), Matthew Robinson (Kristin Dick), Savannah Allen (Judson), Mitchell Ambrose and Michael Ambrose. Great uncle of his namesake Giuseppe Love. Dear nephew of Albert and Nancy Dona. Cousin of Linda, Michael and Peter. Visitors were received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Saturday and Sunday from 5-9 o’clock. Funeral Mass was held at St. Michael’s Church, 511 Cheapside Street, London on Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jason and Lawrence Ambrose Trust Fund c/o Kate Ambrose would be appreciated.

 

Ruth Forrest

FORREST, A. Ruth – formerly of Vittoria and Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Thursday, March 18, 2010 in her 85th year. The former Annie Ruth Newland, beloved wife of the late Gordon Bruce Forrest (2007). Dear mother of Mary Caughill, Simcoe; Bernice Guiler (Ken), Delhi and Patricia Takacs (Paul), Calgary, Alberta. Cherished grandmother of Leslie Tietz (Chris), Simcoe; Lisa Brown (Jason), Chalk River; Christine Caughill (Craig McLay), Guelph; Sarah Caughill (Dan Noble), Guelph and Peter Takacs, Calgary, Alberta and great-grandmother of Christopher, Brandon, Altantiz, Samuel, Benjamin and special grandson Teddy. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Lenore Winger, Jarvis and Ruth Forrest, Stratford as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William S. (1979) and Agnes E. (Alexander) Newland (1986) of Vittoria. Ruth was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Simcoe, a 50-year member and Past Noble Grand of Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge, No. 150, Port Dover and a member of Delhi Chapter No. 226, and a Past Matron of the former Vittoria Chapter No. 152, Order of the Eastern Star. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 7 – 9 p.m. with and Eastern Star Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519) 426-1314 where the service was conducted on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Timothy Dobbin officiating. Interment St. John’s Anglican (Woodhouse) Cemetery. Donations made in Ruth’s memory to the Norview Lodge (Auxiliary or Resident Activity Funds) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.ferrisfuneral.com

 

Weston Bonneville

BONNEVILLE, Paul “Weston” of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, March 21, 2010 in his 74th year, surrounded by the love of his family. Beloved husband of Rena. Dearly loved father of Mark and his wife Debi of Toronto and step-father of Randy Lynch and his wife Linda of Brampton. Proud and loving grandfather of Dylan, Dawson, Lucas and Jasmine. Dear brother of Warren and his wife Marilyn of Orilla. Weston and Rena moved to Port Dover 11 years ago, after a visit and loved the area they decided to retire here. In keeping with Weston’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 519-583-1530. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated. On line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Les Trevail

TREVAIL, Leslie (Les) John William. Of Port Dover, formerly of Acton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Betty Trevail (nee Hillier). Survived by his two sisters, Maisie Howe of Salisbury, England and Joyce Acott of Dartford, England. Dear father to Steve and wife Jenny Trevail. Supportive and understanding Grandfather (FaFa) to Leigh Scully (Chris) and Lincoln Trevail, and Great-Grandfather to Lucas, Aidan and Austin Scully. He will also be missed by his nieces Laura Brocklehurst and husband Fred, Susan Chapman and (late) Tony, nephews Andy Acott and wife Joanne, Graham Acott and wife Adele, Kevin Acott and wife Kim and their families. Les served in the British Royal Marine Commandos as a Corporal from 1939-1946. After proudly serving all over the Middle East, South Africa, Burma and Europe, he immigrated to Canada in 1956 with his wife Betty and their son Steve. He opened his own business in Acton called Trevail Masonry. They decided to move to Port Dover six years ago to live out the rest of their days by the lake. Les was a loyal member of the Acton Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 197, for over 55 years and enjoyed the Port Dover Legion for his remaining years. A Celebration of Life will be held at Port Dover Legion, Br. 158, on March 28, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visitation will be held at Mackinnon Family Funeral Home, Shoemaker Chapel in Acton, May 3, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion or the Poppy Fund would be greatly appreciated.Everyone fortunate to have had Les touch their lives, his charming wit and lust for life … it will be forever with them.

 

Roy Cowell

COWELL, Roy Glen, 86, of La Salette, Ontario. After a courageous battle with cancer passed away in his home with his partner Darlene Peeters by his side, on March 27, 2010. Glen is now at home with his parents, brothers and sisters and son Glen (Rusty). Glen was a war Veteran who fought in Germany. He will be sadly missed and was much loved by sons Donny, Bill, and Bev and their families, also by Phillip, Larry and Tanya Mercier of Port Dover. Arrangements are being made with Murphy Funeral Home in Delhi.

 

Keith Houghton

HOUGHTON, E. Keith of Port Dover, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 85th year. He leaves behind his wife Josephine, daughter Donna Bell and son Wayne (Jane). Keith was grandfather of four and great-grandpappy of seven. Keith was a proud Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 Port Dover. He loved spending time woodworking. Keith also was a volunteer at the War Plane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. Keith and Josie moved to Port Dover in 1991 after their retirement. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158, Market St. Port Dover. For those wishing donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Louis Jankowski

Louis Jankowski, 78, died on March 21, 2010 peacefully at home in Clearwater, Florida. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on June 27, 1931 and moved to Hamilton at a young age, Lou was a distinguished member of the hockey community after enjoying a life involved in the game he loved. Even though he played high school football and baseball, his love of hockey began on Cootes Paradise in Hamilton, and he won a Junior B championship with Hamilton Aerovox in 1948. He continued to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey Association playing 3 seasons from 1948-1951. In 1950-51 he won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy for the OHA leading scorer, a trophy that still exists today.

Lou played 122 games from 1951-1955 for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. From 1958-1969, he played for various teams in the Western Hockey League. With the Calgary Stampeders he was named to the WHL All-Star Team 4 times (1959-1960-1961-1963) won the Leader Cup as WHL MVP (1961) and won the Fred J. Hume Cup as Most Gentlemanly Player (1963). In 1972 Lou began his scouting career working for the St. Louis Blues, continued with NHL Central Scouting, Washington Capitals and 15 years with the New York Rangers. One could always find Lou in a rink, from minor hockey to the NHL, he was a mainstay in the game. His passion for the game was noted by all of those he touched. Lou was predeceased by mother Anna and brothers Alexander, Anthony, Benjamin, and John. He is survived by his wife Roseanna, brother Father Edward Jankowski, sister-in-law Marie, children Len (Rose Mary), Kathy (Ron) and Ryan (Tracy), and grandchildren Natalie, Nicole, Mark, Joshua, David, Jacob, Sophia and Krystin. Prayers and visitation were held Friday, March 26, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass and reception Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:30 a.m. both at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Grimsby, Ontario. Memorial lunch will be held in Calgary, Alberta – April 30th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kidsport Ontario in memory of Lou Jankowski atwww.kidsportcanada.ca.

 

Phyllis Offless

OFFLESS – Phyllis Hudson: Passed away suddenly at her home on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 of Port Dover, formerly Oakville in her 86th year. Much beloved wife of Jack Offless. She will be dearly missed by her loving children; Karelyn Morrissey of Walterboro, South Carolina, Ken Offless (Margaret) of Burlington, Kathie Carty (Shawn) of Stoney Creek and Kevin Offless (Michelle) of Burlington, cherished grandmother of John (Jennifer), Jennifer (Dave), Amanda (Richard), Casey (Alison), Courtney (Adam), Shannon, Megan and great-grandmother of Bella. Dear sister of Evelleen McGillivray, Joyce Slaght (Jack), Harold Tolman (Ginny) sister-in-law; Pat Offless and numerous nieces and nephews. Phyllis was predeceased by her father and mother; George and Lolita Tolman, brother; Norman and brothers-in-law; Sonny and Gordon. Mrs. Offless enjoyed nature, her garden, caring for her birds, traveling, playing with her grandchildren and playing cards. She was a member to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral was held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Reverend Ian Shaw officiating. Interment at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Stoney Creek to follow. Those wishing to donate in Phyllis’s memory are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com.

 

Nellie Sicklesteel

SICKLESTEEL, Nellie Florence. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Parkview Meadows, Townsend, Ontario. Mrs. Nellie Sicklesteel formerly of Simcoe in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Glen Neidrauer (1961) and Vernon Sicklesteel (1988). Loving mother of Wayne Neidrauer and his wife Nancy of Port Dover and mother-in-law of Ed Mitchell. Cherished grandmother of Nancy and Bill Easdown, Doug and Julie Mitchell, Lisa Neidrauer and Lindsay Neidrauer , great grandmother to Erin and Craig Easdown, Michael and Brett Mitchell. Predeceased by her parents James and Helen Mummery, son; Michael, daughter; Dolores, stepdaughter; Lois, 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Nellie was the last surviving member of the original Mummery family who came to Port Dover from England in 1914. She is survived by 2 sisters-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519) 426-1314 where the service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Donations made in Nellie’s memory to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation or St. James United Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Karen Yeager

YEAGER, Karen. May 21 1944 – February 23, 2010. Karen died in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica where she had made her home for the last ten years. The eldest daughter of her late parents, Vernon (Tony) and Mildred Yeager, Karen grew up in Renforth, New Brunswick, resided and worked as a nurse in Montreal and Toronto, but called Port Dover, Ontario, where she had lived for a time with her beloved Aunt Ted and Uncle Carl Kolbe, her real home. She was a graduate of Simcoe District High School in Simcoe, Ontario and Saint Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Hamilton. She travelled the world far and wide, and learned the charity of other cultures. She is sadly missed by her brother Bob and sister Christine (Charles Becker), her nieces Melissa LeBlanc (Mathieu Noiseux) and Shari Lelanc, her little grand-niece Madeleine Rose Noiseux, her adopted mother-in-law Madeleine LeBlanc, her many cousins and friends, and her faithful dog Carley. A Memorial Service will be held in the presence of her ashes in Port Dover, Ontario; the date to be announced. A donation in her memory to any dog or child rescue mission would be greatly appreciated. May she rest in peace and know that she was loved. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. On line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Published February 2010

Published February 3, 2010

Joanne Novinka

NOVINKA, Joanne Irene (nee Phillips) of Port Dover, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family, in her 55th year. Loving wife of Dave. Cherished mother of Michael of Port Dover. Proud grandmother of two grandsons, Nicholas and Jacob. Dearly loved daughter of Irene Phillips and the late Joseph (2003). Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Ed Phillips of Port Dover, Diane Lampman and Brian of Delhi, Cathy Novinka of Port Dover, Sandy VanGaal and Bill of Brantford, Linda Novinka and Claire of Simcoe and Ken Novinka and Yvonne of Simcoe. Will be sadly missed by her mother-in-law Anne Novinka and many nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Heather and Dave Allen of Port Dover. Predeceased by her father-in-law Nick (2002). Joanne had been a previous member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #158, Port Dover. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Joanne on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to Camp Trillium or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Michael Ryerse

RYERSE, Michael J. – We regret to announce the passing of Michael J. Ryerse on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at the age of 61, after a three year battle against cancer, fought with courage and determination. Originally from Port Dover, Ontario, Michael was the son of the late Harry Vernon Ryerse and Barbara Ruth Sisco. Michael will be sadly missed by his mother, his wife Andree, his brother Jan (Sheila), his sister Jane (Brian), all of his beloved family and his many friends. Michael was a true gentleman with a passion for life and golf. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. A Celebration of his life was held on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto (416) 485-9321. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation or TPRF.

Published February 10, 2010

Fred Amberger

AMBERGER, Frederick George (Fred). At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, February 7, 2010, Fred Amberger of Patterson St., Simcoe in his 79th year. Husband of the late Marie Amberger (2006). Dear father of Steven Amberger (Evelyn) of Pefferlaw and David Amberger (Kelly McKenzie) of Port Dover and grandfather to Jacob, Jessica, Skylar, Richard, Adam and Derek. Predeceased by his sister Jean Walker. Fred was employed by the Simcoe Reformer for over 40 years. He was a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Unit 255, Simcoe for over 50 years. Cremation followed by a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com

 

Bill Buck

BUCK, William Jacques. Peacefuly at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 7, 2010. Bill Buck of R.R.#5 Simcoe, loving husband of Betty (nee Quanbury) in his 81st year. Beloved father of Wendy and Darcy Mitchell, Wayne and Janice Buck, Debbie Bisson (Jeff Simon) and Scott Buck, all of Port Dover and father-in-law of Sheron Buck (Felix Lukach) of R.R.#5 Simcoe. Bill was ‘Poppy’ to his grandchildren Shawn and Laurie; Stephanie and Dana; Stacy and Shawn; Michael and Melissa; Brad and Jonelle; Abigail; Charly; Ginny; Tara; Jason; Chris and Shaundra and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons Roger (1967) and Marc (2001), his grandsons Cody (1984) and Ryan (2001) and his siblings, Edith McPhedron, Mac Buck and Emma Saunders. Bill was a farmer all his life and loved the land, but he was also interested in giving back to his community and did so by serving on Woodhouse Township Council, as Deputy Reeve on Norfolk County Council and as a regional councillor for the Regional Municipality of Haldimand Norfolk. He was also a member of R.C.L. Branch #158 Port Dover. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Grace United Church, Port Dover on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca.

 

Keith Ellington

ELLINGTON, V. KEITH, at home on February 2, 2010 in his 72nd year peacefully with his lifelong partner, Doria (Montross), at his side. They shared the joys of a strong, loving relationship for more than 50 years. Remembered as a hero, advisor, and the best Dad ever by his two daughters, Kim Darling (Steve) and Lisa Guilleman (Ron). Forever in the hearts of his grandchildren, Tyler, Justin, Katelyn and Matthew. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Keith was predeceased by his parents Fred (1982) and Alta (Mercel) (1983) and a brother Craig (1969). Keith was born in Simcoe and spent the majority of his years in the hamlet of Teeterville. He always served the community spending time on both the Port Dover Woodhouse School Board as a Member, and the Norfolk Board of Education, as Member and Chair. He is a past member of the Port Dover Lions Club and a charter member of the Windham Township Lions Club. He was passionate about the great outdoors and spent 50 years as a member of the Teeterville Hunt Club. His proudest accomplishments were his contributions as a member of the Port Dover Fire Department and as Deputy District Chief, Township of Delhi, Station #2. He served as a volunteer firefighter for more than 43 years. Keith willingly shared his spirit and zest for living (and a bit of harmless mischief) with friends and family. His grandchildren brought much joy and pride to him. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, big job or small. Keith encountered many friends during his life journey. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, serving the community and above all spending time with family, with Christmas being his favourite time of year. Friends called at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi (519-582-1290) for visitation on Friday, February 5, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. Rev. John Cruickshank officiated. Interment in Teeterville Cemetery. Donations to the Charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

 

Published February 17, 2010

Rachelle Jenkins

JENKINS – Mrs. Rachelle Jenkins of R.R. #1, Delhi passed away at the Victoria Hospital – L.H.S.C., London on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in her 82nd year. Member of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Catholic Women’s League, Delhi. Former Rachelle Josephine Pieters. Beloved wife of the Late “Jim” Howard Jenkins (1998). Loving mother of Sandra Honsberger (Wayne) of Simcoe and Wayne Jenkins (Kim) of Courtland. Cherished grandmother of: Jim, Loralie, Mike, Christa, Carla and Clarke and great-grandmother of Joshua, Lyndsay, Mackenna, Emiley, Ashley, Jackson, Jayden, Marques and Quinn. Dearest sister of Yvonne Pollet, Eva Hare, Mary Faludi and Ron Pieters. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Rachelle will be sadly missed by all her special phone friends and neighbours. Predeceased by her brother, Bob Pieters (2001). Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass was held at Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Delhi on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Alan Dufraimont officiating. Inurnment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada “Dreams for Kids” or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation can be made at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi, 519-582-1290, and will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

 

 

Isobel Moss

MOSS, Isobel Brown (nee McMillan), Peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in her 84th year. Isobel is finally at rest. Beloved wife of the late W. George Moss (2009). She was the only child of Isabella Cross Brown and William McCowat McMillan of Glasgow, Scotland. Dearly loved mother of Lynne Sharman, Thunder Bay, Kit Julian (Richard), Simcoe, William Moss (Diane Bussieres), Quebec City and Wendy Moss of Simcoe. Loving grandma to Paul Ayers, Toronto, Jesse Ayers, Vittoria, Zena Sharman, Vancouver, Nicholas Hardy Moss and Alexander Hardy Moss, Quebec City. Isobel arrived in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax as a 19-year-old war bride and resided in Hamilton for most of her life. She was devoted to caring for her family. Isobel was extremely proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Friday, March 5, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Isobel’s life will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Private family interment at Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand/Norfolk or Norfolk Association for Community Living (NACL) would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Wray Snider

SNIDER, Wray Bernard (1955-2010) of Port Dover on February 9, 2010 in his 55th year, suddenly at University Hospital London, Ont. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Sharon Snider (nee Smith) for 33 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Angela Snider and Jordan Childs and Raeann and Trevor Cowan of Simcoe. Beloved son of Dorothy Snider and the late Bernard Snider (1986). Much loved brother of Doris Comeau and her children Danielle Comeau and Adam Comeau. Brother-in-law to Wendy and Gary Spragg. Wray joined the Masonic Lodge of the Toronto Sovereign chapter – Rose Croix A. & A. S. R. of Freemasonry of Canada at the Rameses Masonic Centre, 3100 Keele St., Toronto where he was a proud member for 33 years. For many years Wray worked in computers in Toronto. In later years he worked for Sharp Bus Lines. Per his wishes he donated his organs – cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

 

John Alan Symington

Suddenly on February 8, 2010, at his winter retreat in Mexico, John Alan Symington, of Port Ryerse, in his 65th year. Dearly beloved husband, of Rose Marie (Heeley). Loving son of Winifred and the late J.H. (Tom) Symington of Brantford. Dear step-father of Shelley and Terri Morin, both of Simcoe. Devoted Pa to Jared and grandfather to Jorden. Sadly missed by his sisters Anne Summerhayes of Brantford and Mary Ellen Thorne (Gary) of Hanover. Cherished uncle of 5 nieces and nephews and 9 great grandnieces and nephews. Remembered with love, by his in-laws Barabara Healey, Jim and Bill Heeley. Missed greatly by his friend, Cliff Wakeling. Visitation was held at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530), on Tuesday, February 16 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 am. Expressions of sympathy, to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published February 24, 2010

Doris Macaulay

MACAULAY, Doris Irene –Peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital, on Saturday, February 20, 2010, in her 79th year. Doris Macaulay of Port Dover. Dearly beloved wife of Donald. Dear mother of David (Ginette), Dan (Lorry), Wendy (Jim) Mandeville, all of Port Dover and Judy (Gordon) Howes of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by her 8 grandchildren, Adam, Jordan, Kimberley, Duncan, Dean, Carrie, Jason and Nestor, her great-grandchildren Jaelyn, Jase, James, Lucas, Michael and Mylee, her brothers Allan (Laurraine) Chambers of Jarvis, Max Chambers of Toronto, her sisters Doreen Armstrong of Cheapside, Ilene (Ben) Doherty of Port Dover and Bernice (Doug) Mulholland of Kitchener. Predeceased by sisters Lois Chambers and Verna Lindsay. Doris was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, the Heather Club, and a Past Noble Grand of Rebekah Lodge #519. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Knox Presbyterian Church (St. George St. and Chapman St.) Port Dover at 11:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy, to Knox Presbyterian Church or the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530). Online condolences may be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Ken MacDonald

MacDONALD, Kenneth “Kougar” Irving of Port Dover. Passed away on February 3, 2010 while on vacation in Cuba. Ken was in his 58th year. Beloved partner of Marlene Herkimer (nee Smith). Ken is survived by his mother Phyllis MacDonald, sisters Debbie and Tracey, and brother John. He leaves behind 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Ken was a proud member of the Boilermakers Local 128, a 40 year retired member. He will be sadly missed by all. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Norfolk Tavern in the Brig, Port Dover.

 

Marion Swarts

SWARTS, Alice Marion – passed away peacefully on February 22, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 86th year. Beloved mother of Gerald (Carol), Keith (Donna), Marilyn (Garry), Glen (Pauline), Brian, Ron (Candy). Dear Nana to Shawn, Shannon (deceased), Chris, Darryl, Charlene, Kim, Tom, John, Stacey, Jessica, Johnathon, Leslie, Rachel, Ashley and Aaron. Special Great-Nana to Zach, Chase, Haven, Marley, Isaijah, Logan, Lucas, Matthew, Wilson, Brooke, Ella, Molly, Jack and Charlie. Marion was predeceased by her sister Jean Lamb and brother Doug Lamb. Marion was active in the Port Dover Seniors’ Card Group and the Marburg Womens’ Institute. Marion also went through the ranks of the Royal Canadian Legion, Simcoe Branch. At Marion’s request there will be no funeral service. Cremation to follow. Interment at a later date.

Do not stand at my grave and weep:

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die.

Author Unknown.

 

Published January 2010

Published January 6, 2010

Douglas Abernethy

ABERNETHY, Douglas Charles. Passed away peacefully at the Norcliffe Lifecare Centre, Hagersville on Sunday, December 27th, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Doreen. Loving father of Joanne Barr and her husband Geoff. Dear Grandpa of Tracey (Josh), and Patrick (Emma). Proud Great-Grandpa of Jackson, Charlotte, Reghan, and Addysen. At the request of Douglas, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the staff of Norcliffe for their kind and compassionate care.www.rhbanderson.com.

Vera Blakemore

BLAKEMORE, Vera May. Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in her 84th year. Wife of the late Donald William Blakemore (1997). Beloved mother of Barbara (Ian) Dickson of Dundas and Gary Blakemore (Doreen Grant) of R.R.#1, Port Dover. Loving grandmother of Jennifer and Curtis and great-grandchildren Isaac, Kaylee and Colton. Dear sister of Marjorie Brown of Gibbons, Alberta and the late Augusta, William and Jean. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street, West, Jarvis on Sunday, December 27, 2009 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service for Vera was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 65 Talbot Street, East, Jarvis on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 3 p.m. Interment St. Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Simcoe & District Humane Society or St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca.

Marjorie Boles

BOLES, Marjorie of Mississauga (formerly of Port Dover) passed away at Credit Valley Hospital on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband James. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Wilhelmina of Port Dover, Joseph and Amgad Gerges of Mississauga and Patricia Nordin of Selkirk. Cherished grandmother of 14, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to many. Dear sister of David Cree of Simcoe, Florence Jones of Fonthill and Theresa Belesario of Hamilton. Predeceased by her son Jim and his wife Loretta, son-in-law Roland Nordin, brothers Kenneth and Jack Cree and sister Erva Speight, sister-in-law Helen Cree, brothers-in-law William Jones and Tony Belesario. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Monday, January 4, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 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 Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Barb Braithwaite

BRAITHWAITE, Barbara (nee Stephens) of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in her 73rd year. Cherished mother of Stephen and Jane (Ashenden) of Simcoe, and Mary Ellen of Waterford. Loving grandmother of Garrett David John Braithwaite. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Peter and Diana Stephens, Sue Butler, Glennis and Bill Scott, and Faith and Leonard Sears. Predeceased by brothers Elvin Linton Stephens and Llewellyn Stephens, sister Yvonne Snively and brothers-in-law, Bill Butler and Vern Snively. Barb was a life long resident of Port Dover and worked for DeKoning Meats as a butcher for 40 years. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Barb’s life was held on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Chapel, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. The Reverend Ian Shaw officiated. Interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Norfolk Association for Community Living (NACL) would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

Roy Everets

EVERETS, Roy of Port Dover, passed away at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in his 71st year. Loving father of David and Michelle of Caledonia, Brian of Alberta, Jason of Waterford and Heather Lyn of Waterford. Also survived by the mother of his children Lillian Everets (nee Petrochuk). Proud grandfather of Zane, Dean, Kayla, Chelsey, Chad, Ryatt Roy, and Jordan. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Reta and Robert Buck of Simcoe and Ruth Ann and Dick Logan of Scotland. Will be missed by his nieces and nephews, Rob, Rick, Susan, Jonah, Tanya, Rob and Janice. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth Gordon Everets and Marion Evelyn (nee Stewart) and brother Kenneth. Roy was an elite diver, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. After leaving the navy he worked as a captain, and a diver, travelling all over the world. Roy was highly regarded for his expertise. He was an avid reader and enjoyed researching marine history. Roy was best known for his social nature, he loved storytelling, being with friends and enjoying life. Roy was a former member of the RCL, Branch #123 Waterford. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Legion Service was held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A private family service will be held. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Port Dover Harbour Museum would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Neil Stewart

STEWART, Neil Murray. Surrounded by his loving family, peacefully, at his home in Port Dover on Saturday, December 26th, 2009 in his 60th year. Husband of 35 years to Rosemarie (nee Schenn). Father and best friend of Jordan (Alesha) and Julian. Proud grandfather of Slade and Petra. Favourite and most loved son-in-law of Hilda Schenn, brother-in-law of Simon (Gail – Outlaw #1), brother-in-law and best friend of Walter (Avarel – Outlaw #3). Much loved son of Tom and Eve Stewart and brother of Ian (Lorna). Adored Uncle to his many nephews and nieces. Neil’s family was the source of his greatest joy; his home was his sanctuary. Neil was born February 24th, 1950 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. His family came to Canada on the Empress of Britain in 1959 and settled in Hamilton. In 1967 they moved to Port Ryerse. Neil attended Port Dover Composite School, where he and his buddies created a few grey hairs on the faculty. In 1969, Neil’s family moved to Halifax but Neil opted to stay and finish high school with his new found friends and their families — the Schenns, the Lietaers and the Rufenachs. Neil was a self made man. His career began with Jewitt/Vallee as a land surveyor where the construction bug took hold. For the next forty years Neil’s many and varied construction projects took him back and forth across Canada. His numerous projects included Ontario Hydro, Texaco and Esso and later, the construction of the GM/Suzuki plant in Ingersoll. In the early nineties Neil formed his own company, NMS Projects, which specialized in Heavy Industrial Program Management Services. His company managed several projects including the refurbishment of the Coleson Cove Power Plant for New Brunswick Power, the construction of the Whitby Cogen Plant for West Coast Energy and the Wind Power Project in Kingsbridge, Ontario. NMS’ last project was the multi-million dollar, East Windsor Cogeneration Center for Pristine Power. Neil was able to combine his business connections and his love of children by initiating a series of very successful golf tournaments to raise money for Children’s Wish Foundation. While Neil enjoyed a great deal of career success, he was happiest when he was fishing on the boat with his boys and being with his family and his friends. Neil would think nothing of jumping in his truck when flights were cancelled due to bad weather and driving across Canada to get home from his job. Neil enjoyed playing poker with his poker buddies. True to his Scottish roots, Neil also loved golfing and he could out-drive most players — straight to the rough. Neil was very modest about his Great Grandfather Stewart, who started a golf club manufacturing business in the city of St. Andrew’s in Fife, Scotland. The Stewart iron clubs were distinguished by the impression of a clay pipe embossed on the heads. This patent was later sold to Spalding. Per Neil’s wish, there will be no funeral service. A special thank you is extended to the nurses that supported us through our journey. Those wishing to donate in Neil’s memory are asked to consider the Children’s Wish Foundation, and donations may be made through the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe. On-line condolences, personal memories, stories or comments about our beloved Neil are welcome at www.smithfuneralchapel.com; 519-426-0199.

Barb White

WHITE, Barbara (Barb) – Passed away on Friday, December 25, 2009 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Barb White of Simcoe in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Jim for 40 years. Loving mother of Sheila White of Simcoe and Eric White and his wife Deb of Norwich. Cherished grandma to Kyle and Brooke. Dear sister to Beverley Dunn of Toronto and Beth Davidson of Port Dover. Barb will be sadly missed by other relatives and friends. Barb was a retired teacher who taught in the Port Dover area, member, organist and choir director of Knox Presbyterian Church. Friends were invited to visit with the family at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe, 519-426-1314 on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Barb’s funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Chapman St. W., Port Dover. Reverend Cathy Kay officiated. If so desired, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Knox Presbyterian Church. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com. Bill Stone STONE, William Ezra. Peacefully at his home in Port Dover, on Sunday, January 3, 2010, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Beverly (Haskell) Stone and the late Valma Stone. Dear father of Diane Robbins of Simcoe, Carmen Stone and Kevin Rainey of Port Dover and Deborah Moore of British Columbia. Loving grandfather of Tiffany (Fred), Chantal (Scott), Brittany (Eric) and great-grandchildren Derek, Jayden, Ethan and Brennan. Brother and brother-in-law of Lorne of Simcoe, Wynona and Bob Gifford of Jarvis, Leona and Peter Friesen of Langton, Fred and Diane of Jarvis, Ellen Stone of Jarvis and the late John (2007), Robert (2006), Norman (2003), Joseph Douglas (1943) and Ruth Ellen (1928). Bill is also lovingly remembered by Beverly’s children Harold Helder of Simcoe, Barb Hogeveen of Port Dover, Shelley and Dominic Gallant of Simcoe and Richard Helder and their families. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Bill will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Following cremation, a family graveside service will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Jarvis on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, R.C.L. Branch 158, Port Dover or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family atwww.cooperfuneralhome.ca

Bill Stone

STONE, William Ezra. Peacefully at his home in Port Dover, on Sunday, January 3, 2010, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Beverly (Haskell) Stone and the late Valma Stone. Dear father of Diane Robbins of Simcoe, Carmen Stone and Kevin Rainey of Port Dover and Deborah Moore of British Columbia. Loving grandfather of Tiffany (Fred), Chantal (Scott), Brittany (Eric) and great-grandchildren Derek, Jayden, Ethan and Brennan. Brother and brother-in-law of Lorne of Simcoe, Wynona and Bob Gifford of Jarvis, Leona and Peter Friesen of Langton, Fred and Diane of Jarvis, Ellen Stone of Jarvis and the late John (2007), Robert (2006), Norman (2003), Joseph Douglas (1943) and Ruth Ellen (1928). Bill is also lovingly remembered by Beverly’s children Harold Helder of Simcoe, Barb Hogeveen of Port Dover, Shelley and Dominic Gallant of Simcoe and Richard Helder and their families. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Bill will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Following cremation, a family graveside service will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Jarvis on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, R.C.L. Branch 158, Port Dover or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family atwww.cooperfuneralhome.ca

Published January 13, 2010

Sue Baxter

BAXTER, (Lindsay, Potvin) Therese, (Sue) — Passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully at St Mary’s General Hospital, on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in her 58th year. Beloved wife of 15 years to Ken. Loving mother to Jolene (Mike) D’Hondt, Sarah-Jane Lindsay and William. Devoted grandmother of Jennifer and Rachel D’Hondt. Cherished daughter of Phyllis and late Omer Potvin. Dear sister to Lynn Furler (Russ), Jo-Anne (Rick) Burke, Julie, (Rick) Robinson. Sue will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by late husband William Lindsay. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Community of Christ, 414 Fischer-Hallman Road, Kitchener. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by family and may be arranged by contacting the Westmount Funeral Chapel at 519-743-8900. Share fond memories of Sue online at www.mem.com.

Shirley Bryson

BRYSON, Shirley. Passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the age of 79. She will be extremely missed by many friends and family members, including her daughter Wendy, and her two grandchildren, Emily and Ben. Shirley was a devoted, adoring wife to Ron Bryson for 56 years, for which her love will never be forgotten. Her memory will forever be carried on in the hearts of those whose lives she touched. Her charming sense of humor and her endless love for life was an inspiration to all, and will continue to encourage those who were blessed enough to know her. The funeral will be held at the J.W. Hart Funeral Home, 113 Lock St. East, Dunnville, on Thursday, January, 14, 2010. The visitation begins at 2 p.m. and the service follows at 3 p.m. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com.We love you Grandma.

 

Steve Kovacs

KOVACS, Steven James. After a brief illness, on January 8, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, in his 57th year. Survived by his daughters Bianca Kovacs (Brennan) and Monica Kovacs (Jamie) both of New Brunswick and Grandson Fionn. Dear brother of Denise Kovacs of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents Dennis and Florence Kovacs. Steven was known for his computer support work throughout Port Dover and he was a shareholder in the Delhi Tobacco District Hungarian House. Cremation has taken place with a private family service being held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Expressions of sympathy to Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge, Humanitarian Services would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Published January 20, 2010

Elsie Crone-O’Brien

CRONE – O’BRIEN: Elsie Marie. Peacefully at the Cedarwood Village, Simcoe after a lengthy illness and with loving family at her side, Elsie Marie Mino, age 78, on Friday, January 15, 2010. Dear wife of the late Ted O’Brien (October 17, 2008) and Otto Crone (November 29, 1988). Loving mother of Donna (Al McMillan), Dennis (Wendy), Pat (Brian Devlin), Jim (Joyce), Beloved grandmother of Luke, Sam, Josh and Jessica. Sister of Ross Mino, Lois Matheson, Bruce Mino and the late Don Mino. Also survived by the extended Crone family. Elsie and Otto worked the family farm for 28 years, Elsie also volunteered extensively with the UCW, WHGH Auxiliary, W.I., Cancer Society, Senior Support Services and a longtime member of the Springvale United Church. Family and friends called at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd. 60 Main St. S. Hagersville on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at the Springvale United Church on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Springvale. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the WHGH Foundation, Springvale UCW, or the charity of your choice.www.rhbanderson.com

 

Debbie Margetan

MARGETAN, Deborah Anne (Debbie) (nee Gray) of Vittoria, after a brave and fearless battle with cancer, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in her 53rd year at Norfolk General Hospital. Loving wife and best friend of Mike for more than 32 years. Cherished daughter of Ron and Joan Gray of Port Dover. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of John and Ginnie Gray of Caledonia, Ken and Marilyn Gray of Essex and Marilyn and Bill Clark of Dresden. Will be sadly missed by her mother-in-law Margaret Margetan of St. Williams and many nieces and nephews. Many people in Port Dover know Debbie as an employee of the Royal Bank of Canada, where she worked for many years. She was a big sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association for many years, providing valuable guidance for the many little sisters she had the pleasure of knowing. Debbie ran a number of marathons, to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society in search of a cure. She loved the outdoors and had a special place in her heart for the dogs that shared her life. Her loving presence will be sadly missed by her family and friends, they will cherish their memories of their time spent together. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Debbie, on Friday, January 15, 2010, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service of Remembrance was held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church (Chapman and St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiated. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Debbie’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Sick Kid’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published Janary 27, 2010

Irene Cunningham

CUNNINGHAM, Irene “Scotty” (nee Cowe) – passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 in her 79th year. Loving mother of Bill Cunningham and his wife Cheryl of Port Dover; Darlene Wills of Simcoe, her late husband Bryan; Rosalyn Matthews and her husband Raymond of Calgary; and Heather Easton and her husband Kevin of Simcoe. Irene will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Doreen, Carolyn, Sylvia, Gloria, James and Andrew. Predeceased by her former husband Elmer Cunningham (2006). A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to donate in Irene’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society and donations may be made through the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe N3Y 3R3. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519-426-0199).

 

Betty Reid

REID, Constance “Betty” of Port Dover passed away at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on January 23, 2010 in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Donald “Knobby”. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gary and Sharon of Waterford, Sharon of Simcoe, Donna and Spud of Port Dover and Susan of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of six grandchildren, Tammy, Jill, Nicole, Melissa, Jennifer, Jessica and eight great-grandchildren. Dearly loved sister of Marion and Norma. Predeceased by her brothers Clayton Burgess and Jack Burgess. Betty was an active member of the community, she was a member of the Women’s Institute, Grace United Church and the U.C.W. She was also previously involved in Scouts Canada, as Akela for cub scouts and a past president of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Betty will be sadly missed by all that knew her. Her family will cherish the memories of their life together. In keeping with Betty’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to meet with the family at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530, on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only). A Memorial Service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. For those wishing, donations to Canada for Haiti or Camp Trillium, would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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