Death Notices Jan. to Dec. 2011

Published December 2011

 

Published December 7, 2011

Frances Anstee

ANSTEE, Frances Margaret, passed away in her 100th year on December 3, 2011 at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, Port Dover, her home for the past 16 years. Born in England in 1912, Frances was the daughter of Robert Oswald White and Margaret Armin. She was predeceased by her husband William Anstee Sr. (1996), her son and daughter-in-law William Jr. and Mary Lou Anstee (1975) and her brother Robert White and his wife Jean. Survived by her three sons, John Anstee and Marion, of Port Dover, David Anstee and Donna of Talbotville and Robert Anstee and Lynda of Vittoria. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and her sister, Doreen Smith of Simcoe. The funeral service will be held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior to the service (1 p.m.). The Reverend Frank Walker officiating, interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Dover Cliffs for their many years of exceptional care and support of Frances.

Ruth Kilpatrick

KILPATRICK, Ruth Ann (Waddle) – Passed away peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, December 4, 2011 in her 72nd year. Cherished wife and soul mate of 50 years to John Kilpatrick. Loving Mom of Lynda Kilpatrick (Will) and Michael Kilpatrick (Christine). Grandma Ruth will be sadly missed by her “sunshine girls” Camryn and Addison. Predeceased by her parents, Roland and Florence Waddle. Ruth enjoyed painting and being Dad’s garden supervisor, but delighted most in being surrounded by her family where love and laughter was always the theme. She was a great conversationalist and relished in chit chats with family, friends and those people she met wherever she went. Ruth was always concerned about the well-being of others and would insist on helping them in anyway she could. She touched the lives of many and was involved in several community and volunteer programs. Ruth’s family would like to express many thanks to the ICU staff at NGH. Their care and compassion were unprecedented. Friends may call at Knox Presbyterian Church in Port Dover on Thursday, December 8th, at 11:00 a.m. for Funeral Service, followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery and lunch back at the Knox Church. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Bernice Sinden

SINDEN, Bernice of Port Dover, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital with her loving family by her side, in her 78th year. Cherished wife of William (Bill). Loving mother and mother-in-law of William Sinden Jr., Barbara and Norm Barager, Deborah and Donald Ryerse and Tracey Winters and Mark Cubitt. Much loved grandmother of 9 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Kathleen Shumaker, Lois Russell and Bertha Lindsay. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a son, Terry and several brothers and sisters. Bernice will be missed by her many friends at TOPS, where she was a member for many years. Visitation for Bernice was held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Thursday, December 1, 2011, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate her life will was held Friday, December 2, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church, Chapman and St. George Sts. Port Dover. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Howard Stewart

STEWART, Howard – Formerly of Port Dover passed away on November 23, 2011. Husband of the late Lucille Stewart, son of the late Howard and Gladys Stewart, brother of the late Norma Jaques. Survived by his daughter Shelley Ann Guay, Litchia Springs, Georgia; stepsons John Hall, Cambridge and Harry Hall, Uxbridge. He was a marina owner and boat builder for many years in Port Dover. He moved to St. Augustine, Florida in 1973 and resided there for 19 years where he enjoyed building and flying remote control aircraft. The last four years he lived with his daughter Shelley in Georgia.

John Vanrooy Sr.

VANROOY, John Sr. – Passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday December 3rd, 2011. Mr. John Vanrooy Sr. of R.R. #2 Simcoe in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Edith (2004). Loving father of Mark and his wife Sandra and their children Amber and Layton, Mike and his wife Eleanor and their children Calvin and Curtis and John Jr. and his wife Linda. Dear brother to Bill (Jo Ann), Maro (Anne), Martin (Cathy), Riny, Tony (Marion) and the late Dora. John will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. John’s Passion was his family and his tobacco farm. He was a longtime devoted member of St. Cecilia’s Parish and the Port Dover Knights of Columbus. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday December 9th, 2011 at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 10th at 10 a.m. from St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Port Dover. Father Steve Savel Celebrant. Interment to follow at Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired, donations in John’s memory may be made to Cerebral Palsy or the Charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com Parish prayers and the Knights of Columbus service will be held on Friday evening from the funeral home at 7 p.m.

Published December 14, 2011

Marvin Langille

LANGILLE, Marvin Eugene, 77 years. December 9, 2011. Peacefully at Stedman Community Hospice Brantford. Late of Port Dover, formerly of Kingsville, Harrow and places in between. Beloved husband and best friend of 56 years to Anice (Vollans). Loving dad of Daniel (Pat) Langille, Pamela (Charles) Ouellette, Timothy (Cathy) Langille, Janice (Keith) Martin. Loving grandpa of Dean, Randy, Steven, Brian and Jennifer. Loving great-grandpa of Jazmin and Ava. Also lovingly remembered by many special people in his life, siblings Bob and Gord, friends and many extended family members. Marvin retired in 1994 from the Harrow Farmer’s Co-op after 30 plus years of dedicated service. He also enjoyed working his own land on his farm in Kingsville. Marvin had an extreme fondness for Northern Ontario which was born from his childhood being spent in the North Bay area. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home, 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Marvin’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 where family and friends are invited to meet at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home to visit until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tom Harmon officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Salvation Army or Stedman Community Hospice 99 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy, Brantford, ON N3S 6T6 or online at www.sjlc.ca/. You may send your online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

 

Martha Rogers

ROGERS, Martha – of Port Dover, passed away surrounded by the love of her family at Norfolk General Hospital, Thursday, December 8, 2011 in her 80th year. Cherished wife of Herbert. Loving and devoted mother of Dr. James Rogers and his wife Susan of Burlington, Linda Rogers of Cheapside and Joanne Scherer and her husband Grant of Paris. Dearly loved grandmother of Will, James, Kaitlin, Harriet, Felicity and Leila. All services for Martha are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Dover would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published December 21, 2011

Donald Thorburn

THORBURN, Donald Spencer, 90, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2011, with his loving daughter, friends, and caregivers at his side. Donald was born June 18, 1921, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, the eldest son of Cameron and Gladys Thorburn. He married his wife, Eileen Mary (Green) Thorburn, of Essex, England, in 1947. His beloved Eileen preceded him in death in September, 2009, only weeks away from celebrating 62 years together. During World War Two, Donald helped protect democracy and freedom through his service in the Royal Canadian Army. Having enlisted on the day that Hitler captured France in June, 1940, Don served as a Corporal radiographer, until December 1945. During his service Mr. Thorburn was under shell fire in both Africa and Italy. He also saw enemy action in England, Africa, Italy, and Belgium, having received the Canadian Volunteer Service Award. The Windsor of Cape Coral, where Donald lived lovingly with other dear residents and wonderful caregivers for his last two years of life, honored Donald during every veteran’s event, and provided the music of Mr. George Cook, noted bag piper of Southwest Florida. Soon after military discharge, Donald met and married his loving wife, Eileen, and in 1950 he graduated from the University of Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Engineering. His abilities began a successful career that took him and his family to Ohio, where he, Eileen, and their daughter Carolyn became proud American Citizens in 1961. Later, he and Eileen moved to New York City and Huntington, Connecticut, where, from 1979-81, Donald served as Commodore of the Pootatuck Yacht Club in Stratford, Connecticut. In 1986, Donald and Eileen retired to Cape Coral, FL., where they both enjoyed boating, playing bridge, socializing with their wonderful SE 40th Street neighbors, and were licensed ham radio officers, both members of the Cape Coral amateur radio organization. Donald leaves to cherish his loving memory: his daughter, Dr. Carolyn Rae (Thorburn) Shuman and his beloved son-in-law, Gary H. Shuman, of Georgia and Bermuda; his loving grandson, Dennis Lee Atkin, Jr., and Denny’s loving wife, Dawn Marie, and their beloved son, Donald’s great-grandson, Carter Thorburn Atkin, named after his grandfather, all of Seattle, WA. In Canada, Donald leaves his beloved sister Miss Margaret Elsie Thorburn of Hamilton and St. Catharines, Ontario, who also spent more than 20 years at her summer home in Port Charlotte, FL. Margaret’s twin brother, Hugh Thorburn and Donald’s loving sister-in-law, Esther Thorburn, preceded Donald in death; also Donald remains in the hearts of his beloved niece Marion Thorburn Waldron, and nephews Roy, Cameron, and Douglas, as well as many nieces, especially his beloved great-niece Karen, her husband and children, and other nieces and nephews who live in Canada. Mr. George Cook will again provide bagpipe music to remember Donald at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2011 during a celebration of his life conducted at The Windsor, 831 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33991. All his friends and family are invited. A private interment ceremony will be held at sea provided by Captain Pat at Cape Charters with the captain’s loving first mate, Nancy. The family greatly appreciates the care, compassion and service provided to Donald in his final days from Windsor of Cape Coral, Home Instead Senior Care and Hope Hospice. We request that, in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Avenue, Suite #1, Fort Myers, FL 33901, (239) 274-0088. Those who wish to offer condolences to the family should visit Donald’s memorial webpage on the funeral home’s website at www.gendronfuneralhome.com Please sign the guestbook.

 

Jean Downie

DOWNIE, Jean of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, December 19, 2011 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of William. Cherished mother of Ian Downie of Yellowknife and Kathie Delic of Campbellville. Loving grandmother of four, Jennifer, Sarah (Nick), Jamie (Amanda) and David, and one great granddaughter, Ellie. Dear sister of Patricia Twigger of England. A Funeral Service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530), on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 1 pm, with one hour visitation at noon, followed by cremation. The Reverend Father Kendall Reimer officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published November 2011

Published November 2, 2011

Art Smith

SMITH, Arthur John (Art) – At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, May 29, 2011, Arthur J. (Art) Smith of R.R.#5 Simcoe in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 63 years to Margaret (Marg). Cherished father of Martin and his wife Jane Anne and Barbara Cleland and her husband Donald. Dear grandfather to Brittany Smith. Brother to Shirley Milne (Allan) and predeceased by his brother James Smith and survived by his sister-in-law Alice. Art served with the R.C.A.F. during World War II. He was employed by United Auto Parts for over 40 years. Those wishing to remember Art may do so by making a memorial donation to the Simcoe and District Humane Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe.

Published November 23, 2011

Inez Oakes

OAKES, Inez Rachel (Dunbar). It is with sadness, the family announces her passing on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Norview Lodge in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Ross Oakes. Loving mother of Shirley Parkinson (Terry) of Port Dover and Ron (Brenda and the late Jo Anne) of Simcoe. Lovingly remembered by her 14 grandchildren Danny (Sue), Kim (Rob), Michael, Brad, Kevin, Jeff (Trudy), Simone (Drew), Renee (David), Shannon, Donna, Sarah, Darryl (Laura), Mark (Jennifer), Julie (George), her 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter Amelia and her daughter-in-law Carolyn Oakes. Predeceased by her children James, Larry, Glenn and Lynda. Inez was a recipient of a 50-year pin commemorating her involvement with the Order of the Eastern Star, in September. She lived her life as a farmer’s wife raising a large family on the farm. Friends were received at the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Sunday, November 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services were held in the chapel Monday, November 21, 2011 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Kendall Reimer officiating, followed by interment in Port Dover Cemetery. The family would appreciate expressions of sympathy, to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Harry Penrose

Penrose, Henry (Harry) Wesley passed peacefully from this earthly realm on Friday November 18, 2011 in his 93rd year, at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, as a chorus of angels sang to welcome him into his heavenly home. Loving husband of Johanna for 71 years, and beloved father of Penni and Dave Lewis, Sandy and Jon, Eric and Charlotte. Proud grandfather of Dee (Scott) and David Chappell, Amber (Matt), James, Ruthanne, Simon and his great-grandchildren DJ, Daniel, Mya, Shawn, and Jonah. Harry was born on February 26, 1919 in Newmarket. Harry was always quick with a kind word, funny story or an encouraging quip as well as being known for his practical wisdom, love of gardening and carpentry, his career in farming and his dedication to Christian Baptist Church (Newmarket) and Knox Presbyterian Church (Port Dover). Visitation and the funeral took place this week in Newmarket. If desired, donations in memory of Harry can be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church (Port Dover), or the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Published October 2011

Published October 12, 2011

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. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 3 p.m. in Port Dover Cemetery. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

Published October 19, 2011

Don Hurst

March 30th 1933 – October 16th 2011

HURST – Donald Lindsay Hurst, known to many as Father Nature, died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family. On this final step of his life journey Donald leaves behind his 60-year friend, Joscelyn Ann Hurst, his wife of 55 years. He was the only son of Florence and Russell Hurst of Selkirk, Ontario. He was a loving father to Deborah Doherty (Allan) of Ottawa, Joscelyn Gagnon (Antony) of Ancaster, and Elizabeth Hurst (Michael Richards) of Gabriola Island, B.C. and grandfather to Beau and Alison Doherty, Jean Eric and Rebecca Gagnon, and Lindsay Richards and sister-in-law Marion Cayley. All will miss skiing, canoeing, going to “camp” at the French and just being in the woods with Don/ Dad/ Grandpa/ Poppi. Don and Joy were also the “second parents” for many people, opening their hearts and home to those needing love or support. Don will be sorely missed. His work in the world will live on through those he mentored and loved. Visitation with the family will be held at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe (519-426-1314) on Saturday, October 22nd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. An evening to remember Don is planned for the middle of November. If so desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Long Point Conservation Authority, The World Wildlife Federation, Ontario Nature, Georgia Strait Alliance, Movember campaign and the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com . “Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better but, I do believe I’ve been changed for the better, because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” (Wicked, “For Good”)

 

Keith Johnson

JOHNSON, Keith Denis of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in his 67th year. Cherished husband of Corinne Hummel. Dearest brother of Rosanne Smithson of Port Dover and Nancy Holliday of Simcoe. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Mike Smithson and Joe Holliday. In keeping with Keith’s wishes, cremation has taken place and all services are private. 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 donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Ed Johansen

JOHANSEN – Edward Allen George (Ed) Johansen died at his home in Port Dover on Sunday, October 16, 2011 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Jackie Johansen. Dear father to Christopher Wilson and Kerrilynn Johansen. He is the brother of Fay Adams and Janet Stuart and was predeceased by his brother Carl Johansen and sister Marie Amberger. He is the brother-in-law to Linda Weaver, Frances and Larry Mansley, Denise and Eric Butt, John and Kelly Goldsmith and Sandy and Karen Goldsmith. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews. A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 158, Port Dover on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. Memorial donations to The Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Published October 26, 2011

Ann Duncan

DUNCAN, Patricia “Ann” of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in her 76th year. Predeceased by her husband Merlin (2009). Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Patti and Gary Dawson of Waterford, David and Christine Duncan of Brantford, and William and Tena Duncan of Petrolia. Dearly loved grandmother of Tamitha, Stephen, Adam, Matthew and Lacey and great grandmother of Quinten. Will be missed by her sisters Marlene, Mona and Diane. A graveside service for Merlin and Ann will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. with a Celebration of Merlin and Ann’s Life to follow, location to be announced at the graveside. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Mary Misner

MISNER, Mary (nee Maxin) of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, with her loving daughters at her side, on Thursday, October 20, 2011 in her 73rd year. Predeceased by her husband Henry “Hank” (2008). Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Jacqueline and Robert “Mitch” Hilton of Limoges, Jody Misner of Port Dover and Marianne and David Pankhurst of Port Dover. Much loved grandmother of Joshua and Kara Hilton, Moyia Misner-Pellow and Sydney Pankhurst. Will be especially missed by Stephanie, Jason and Kary Pellow. Dear sister and sister-in-law of George and Anna-Marie Maxin of Delhi. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Maria Maxin and her brother Joseph Maxin. Mary was a wife of a commercial fisherman, she loved supporting the local economy with her frequent shopping trips, but above all she was devoted to her family. She gave them years of memories that will always be treasured. A Memorial Service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.). The Reverend Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Inurnment at Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Douglas Smith

SMITH, Douglas passed away August 20, 2011. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in Doug’s honour on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158, Port Dover. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530.

 

Vera Vince

VINCE, Vera. With the love of her family at Cedarwood Village, on Tuesday October 18, 2011, formerly of Waterford and Port Dover, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Vince. Much loved mother of Ronald, Patricia (and Don) Earl, Gloria Vince Pope (and Bill Pope). Cherished Grandma of Jerome, Alexandra Vince; Toni, Tina Earl; Thomas (and Stefanie) Pope. Dear sister of Faith Ashworth, Mizbia LeClair, Joan Marco, Lillian Legg. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Jane, sisters Marjorie, Irene, Myrtle, and brothers Edwin and Douglas Symons. Friends may call at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, Saturday 1 p.m. until service time in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Rev. John Maich officiating. Interment Wilsonville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

 

Published September 2011

Published September 7, 2011

Marcia Ryerse

RYERSE, Marcia Faith of Port Dover, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer in her 53rd year. Marcia is survived by nieces and nephews, Marty and Theresa Sovie, Jason Schurr, Kenney Schurr and Daniel Sovie. Great nieces and nephews, Clayton, Slade, and Elwood Sovie, Kaitlin and Kendall Sovie, Brae, Lana and Samantha Schurr. She will be lovingly remembered by her many friends, Cindy Bartlett, Sandra Lindsay, Terri McMannis and Larry and Joanne Heslip and co-workers at Stratford Hatchery. Marcia will be sadly missed by the loves of her life (her furry children) Dexter, Tinker, Dawson, Bobby, Barnie and Marley. Predeceased by her parents, Clayton and Edith Ryerse, sisters Elaine Tees, Lana Schurr and Linda Sovie. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Marcia’s life will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe & District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Douglas Timpf

TIMPF, Douglas of Walsingham, passed away at VON Sakura House, surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, September 5, 2011 in his 59th year. Cherished father will be missed by his sons Matt and Adam of Port Dover/Walsingham and their mother Tresa Cleland. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Peter and Andrea Timpf and Lisa Timpf and Ginette Pieper. Dear uncle of Amber Timpf and Rob Bilinski, their son Jaxton, and Megan Timpf. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Margot. Doug was a Professional Chemical Engineer employed by Imperial Oil for 30 years. Doug, an active outdoorsman, was a member of Norfolk Field Naturalists for many years. Family and friends are invited for memorial visitation to share their memories of Doug on Thursday, September 8, 2010 from 7 pm to 9 pm (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Doug’s life will be held Friday, September 9, 2011 at 1 pm in the funeral home Chapel. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. For those wishing, donations to VON Sakura House would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published September 14, 2011

Stan Coussens

COUSSENS, Stan ‘Smokey’. Surrounded by his family, Smokey passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. Loving father of Doug Coussens and wife Debbie, and Lynn Ann Coussens. Cherished and devoted grandfather of Stacey Counsell, Corey Coussens and wife Becky, Randy Coussens and wife Stephanie and great grandfather of Kade, Tyler, Kassie, Ryan and McKenna. Dear brother of Mary, Carol, Jean, Joy, Jim and the late Jerry and the late John. Smokey was an avid hunter and fisherman, but nothing gave him greater joy and put a twinkle in his eye like his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were the love of his life. Stan will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to memorial visitation on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530, followed by a graveside service at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published September 21, 2011

Leota Scofield

SCOFIELD, Leota (Stewart) (nee Martin) of Port Dover, passed away suddenly at Norfolk General Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family, on Thursday, September 15, 2011, in her 87th year. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Bill and Linda Stewart of Simcoe, Helena and Ray Hunter and Jeanne Stewart all of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of Brad (Donna), Rob (Penny), Jeff, Christine (Michael), Jill (Brett) and Jason (Jill) and great-grandmother of 11. Will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husbands, Charles Stewart (1968) and Clayton Scofield (2000), her parents, William and Mary Martin, her brothers Artley Martin and his wife Daisy, Cecil Martin and his wife May and sister, Lucy Martin. Leota was a life member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a member of the choir for 50 years. During her working years, she was employed by Bell Telephone, a cashier at Lewis’ IGA and at Misner’s Fish Co. For many years Leota and her husband Kay looked after the lighthouse in Long Point. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Visitation was held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Leota’s life was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated. On line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Ruth Scott

SCOTT, Ruth. A life-long resident of Port Dover passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in her 91st year, at Dover Cliffs Long Term Care. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Robert (Bob) and Peggy of Port Dover, Alvin (Vinnie) and Sandra of Simcoe, William (Bill) and Glennis of Port Dover, Deanna of Port Dover and Thelma of Port Dover. Dearly loved grandmother of 9 and great grandmother of 16. Predeceased by her husband Alvin, sons Russell (1951) and Charles (1991), sister Frances and her husband Warren. Ruth was a well-known resident in Port Dover; she was a lifetime member of Knox Presbyterian Church. She loved to bake and her family reaped the benefits. Family and friends were invited to share their memories of Ruth on Friday, September 16, 2011 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service honouring Ruth’s life was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Kenneth Smith

SMITH, Kenneth – Family and friends are invited to the graveside inurnment at the new columbarium at Port Dover Cemetery on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11 a.m.

 

Published September 28, 2011

George Gauld

GAULD – George Edward. At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, September 25, 2011, George Gauld of R.R.#3, Simcoe in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Helen and predeceased by his first wife Shirley (1980). Dear father to Shelley McLeod and her husband Dave of Erroll Village, Bill and his wife Valerie of Simcoe and Christine Speir and her husband James of Simcoe. Cherished grandfather to Jennifer (Ernesto), Michael, Keith, Bethany, Jessica, Emily and Jeffrey. Also survived by his great grandson Nicolas and his sister-in-law Kathleen Kunkel (The late George). George operated Gauld Electric in Simcoe since 1950. He was Past President of the Simcoe Curling Club, a member of the Phoenix Club, former Kinsmen and former member of the Port Dover Yacht Club. George taught electronics at Night School and was an avid duck hunter and boater. At George’s request cremation will take place. A family celebration will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Lung Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Published Aug 2011

Published August 3, 2011

Fred Iliffe

ILIFFE, Frederick Walter of Port Dover, passed away after a battle with cancer, at Norfolk General Hospital, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in his 73rd year. Cherished husband of Irene Smith. Loving father and father-in-law of Donald and Debbie Iliffe of Stoney Plain, Alberta, Penny and Fred Long, Charlene and Mike O’Keefe, Debbie Smith and Dave Bates. Proud grandfather of Mark (Jennifer), Chad (Holly), Jonathan, Matthew, Shelby, Tara, Justine and Lindsay, great-grandfather of Jeremiah, Brianne, Angela, and Daniel, Predeceased by his parents Richard and Beatrice Iliffe. Fred was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 158 for over 30 years. He will be sadly missed, and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will take place at a later date. 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. On line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Valerie Alva Louise Richards

RICHARDS, Valerie Alva Louise (nee Hawke) in her 71st year on July 30th at Mississauga Trillium Centre. Predeceased by parents Grant and Lydia Hawke, brother Robert Hawke, sister Connie Lomas, niece Shannon Swarts. Beloved wife of Robert Richards and mother of Michael Richards, Hamilton; Cindy Zeller (Jim), Brand Virginia; Paula Klassen (Ken), Grimsby. Cherished grandmother of Jamison Zeller, Jacob and Nickolas Klassen. Sister of Carol Swarts (Gerry), Port Dover. Born and raised in Port Dover, she went to Teachers College in Ottawa and taught many years to retirement in 1996. Visitation on Tuesday, August 2nd from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Service on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Tallmans Funeral Home, Vineland.

Published August 10, 2011

John Butler

BUTLER, John Gordon – Surrounded by his loving family at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 in his 70th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Marilyn Butler (nee Ewing) of Port Dover. Loving father and grandfather of Christine Wright (John) of Port Dover, their children Elizabeth and Matthew; Brenda Ferrier (Tom) of Port Ryerse; their children Brianne, Jake and Sarah; and Marty Butler (Andrea Maloney) of Hamilton, children Hayley, Kelsey, Joshua & Mayah. Lovingly remembered by his siblings Pat Snively of Port Dover, Dale Collins (Fred) of Toronto, Paul Butler (Ann) of St. Williams; Darryl Evans of Delhi and by his sister-in-law Sue Butler. John will be sadly missed by his father-in-law Donald Ewing. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Vivian (Schram) Butler and his brother Bill (2006). John was an avid outdoorsman and when he retired from OPG in 2002, he was able to enjoy his gardening and fishing. Friends shared their memories of John with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe where visitation was held on Monday, August 8th, 2011. John’s funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ken Martin officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford. Those wishing to donate are asked to consider the Lend A Hand Campaign at Norfolk General Hospital or Norfolk General Hospital-Palliative Care. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519-426-0199).

 

Barbara Copeman

COPEMAN, Barbara, of Port Dover, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home on Sunday, August 7, 2011 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Thomas. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Richard “Dick” Copeman, Debbie and Mike Saunders, Virginia Copeman all of Port Dover, Elizabeth Copeman of Stratford and Cheryl Copeman of Port Dover. Loving grandmother of Alexis, Meaghan (Josh), Lee, Haley and Michael. Dear sister-in-law of Mary Jennings of Woodbridge. Predeceased by her brother Richard (Hubert) Jennings. Barbara was a life-long member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, St. Paul’s Choir and Past President of St. Paul’s Club. She was also a member of N.G.H. Auxiliary. She will be sadly missed by her many friends. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Barbara at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530) on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, (Market and St. George Sts.), Port Dover at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to St. Paul’s Church, Heart & Stroke Foundation or N.H.N.H. would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Joseph Jager

JAGER, Joseph of Simcoe, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, August 7, 2011 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Terezia of Simcoe. Dearly loved father of Joseph Jr. of Port Dover. Loving grandfather of Jonathon of Port Dover. Predeceased by his son Tiv. Joe was a longtime barber in Simcoe and a member of the Delhi and Brantford Hungarian Halls. In keeping with Joe’s wishes, cremation has taken place and services are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Hazel Race

Race Hazel B. – Peacefully, after a lengthy yet brave battle with Alzheimer’s, Hazel passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Beloved wife for 61 years to John W. Race. Loving mother of Philip (and Paula) Race. Cherished Grandma of Craig, Steve, and Julia. Dear sister of Paul (and Sandra) Hellyer. Predeceased by parents Audrey and Lulla Hellyer. A Family Graveside Service will take place at Waterford Greenwood Cemetery. To honour Hazel’s love of music there will be a Musical Memorial Celebration at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Simcoe, on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. Rev. Ian Shaw officiating. Memorial Donations to Alzheimer’s Society of Haldimand-Norfolk or Norfolk General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford (519-443-5332).www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

 

Carol Wagenaar

Carol Wagenaar passed away in the early morning of August 8, 2011 after a stubborn four year battle with cancer. She was the devoted wife and partner of Jim Johnston. Carol was the beautiful daughter of Joanne and Bob Wagenaar and an incredible sister to Anna, Christina (Randy), Helen (Keith), Cathy, Rob and Bobbi. She was the sister-in-law to Karen (Rob), Steve (Donna), Ralph and Blake (Kelly). She loved spending time with her many nieces and nephews, their spouses and their children. Carol will be lovingly remembered by close friends Martha and Peter, and friends too numerous to mention in St. Maarten. Carol was a “Dover Girl” who grew up on the beach and loved nothing more than spending time in Port Dover with family and friends. For twenty five years, Carol lived the island life in St. Maarten where she made many lifelong friends. Donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences. Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, August 11, 2011, 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 Carol’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. For those wishing, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences. On line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

“I’ll remember you. You’re the one who made my dreams come true.”

 

Published August 17, 2011

Margaret Jaques

JAQUES, Margaret Miriam. Peacefully, at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Margaret (Griffin) Jaques of Port Dover, in her 87th year. Wife of the late Carl Jaques (2004). Beloved mother of Jim Jaques and Sharon and Cheryl and Larry DeKoning, Barb Jaques all of Port Dover and Sheila Jaques of Edmonton, AB. Loving grandmother of Kim and Mark Squire, Rob DeKoning, Michelle and Mike Meade and Stephen LaBonte. Sister of the late Mary Lou Ferris and sister-in-law of the late Vera Jaques. Margaret was a well respected teacher and retired from the Haldimand Board of Education. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Sunday, August 7, 2011, 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service for Marg was held at Cooper Funeral Home on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Wesley United Church Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association, Grace United Church (Port Dover) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

Bette Lockyer

LOCKYER – After a lengthy illness, Bette Winifred Lockyer of Port Dover passed away peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Sunday, August 14, 2011. Mrs. Lockyer, beloved wife of the late Jack Lockyer (2007) was in her 89th year. She was the dear mother of John of Sydenham, Michael of Simcoe and David and Deborah of Port Dover. Loving grandmother of Crystal (Brad Bantick), James (Mandy Rascoe), Thomas, Michael (Jessica Woodcox) and Jordan. Great-grandmother of Harmony and Avery. Predeceased by her granddaughter Robin Lockyer and her siblings, Victor and Iris Butler and Olive and David Lomax. A graveside interment service will be held at Port Dover Cemetery on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or the charity of your choice. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Anne Sixsmith

SIXSMITH, Anne – Surrounded by her loving family at Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 in her 58th year. Cherished mother of Adam Wills of Simcoe and Dustin Wills of Brantford. Loving daughter of Gladys Sixsmith (Bert Lyon) of Simcoe and the late George Sixsmith (2001). Lovingly remembered by her siblings David Sixsmith (Virginia), their children Michelle and Michael; Lynn Gratz (Lyle), their children Jesse, George and Tyler; and Karen Sixsmith, her children Kyle Whittaker and Eric Beamish. Anne is also survived by many extended family in England. A private family graveside service was held at Port Dover Cemetery. The Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate are asked to consider the Stedman Community Hospice. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519-426-0199).

Published August 24, 2011

Evelyn Kendall

KENDALL, Evelyn A. Suddenly at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe on August 16th, 2011 in her 77th year. She is predeceased by her parents Agnes and Ernest Kendall. She will be dearly missed by her cousins, Marjorie and Frank Duck and Eileen and John Chesney and their families. Visitation and service was held at the Cresmount Funeral Home in Hamilton. Interment took place in Woodland Cemetery.

Vici McCullough

McCULLOUGH, Vici (nee Shaw) of Port Dover, passed away, surrounded by the love of her family, on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in her 51st year, at Norfolk General Hospital, after a valiant battle with cancer. Cherished wife of Tim. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Christopher and T.C. Shaw, Kelli, Judy and Mary Ann and their families. Dear daughter of Laura Shaw, daughter-in-law of Evelyn McCullough. Predeceased by her father Cunningham Shaw and father-in-law, David McCullough. She will be sadly missed by her furry kids, Guinness and Newman. Vici was a Registered Nurse for 25 years. A co-founder of C.S.R.P. (Cancer Support and Resource Program) and a long time instructor at Port Dover Wado Kai Karate Club. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share memories of Vici at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only).  A Remembrance Service to celebrate Vici’s life was held in the funeral home Chapel on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. For those wishing, donations to Simcoe and District Humane Society, H/N Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society or the Who Did It Club would be greatly appreciated. On line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.

 

Douglas Smith

SMITH, Douglas Kenneth of Port Dover, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at Norfolk General Hospital in his 67th year. Loving son of Alice Jean Smith of Simcoe. Much loved father and father-in-law of Glenna and Doug Price of Simcoe and Bryan Smith of Simcoe. Cherished grandfather of Jared, Travis, Caitlyn, Willie and Tyler. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bevan and Sheila Smith of Simcoe and Gordon and Karen Smith of Pinegrove. Will be sadly missed by his best friend Lois Olner of Port Dover. Predeceased by his wife Sharon and his father Donald. A Celebration of Life 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 Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.  On line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published August 31, 2011

Ian McKay

McKAY, David John (Ian). Passed away peacefully on August 18, 2011 at Tansley Woods Nursing Home, Burlington, in his 82nd year. Born in Verdun, Quebec in 1929, moved to Port Dover in 1980. Ian owned Stedman’s on Main Street for many years. In his last years Ian was content and at peace. Loving grandfather to Sam MacLeod, Technical Director of Lighthouse Theatre.

 

Bob Storey

STOREY, Robert (Bob) – At Richmond Woods Retirement Residence, on Saturday, August 20th, 2011, R.L. (Bob) Storey of London passed away in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Miriam (2008) for over fifty years. Loving father and grandfather of the late Miriam Ann (2009), (Harry Moffat) and their children Andrew and Nicola; and Pat (Neil O’Brien) and their children Maureen and Anna Rose. Born in Toronto in 1926, Bob attended Public School and Ontario School for the Blind. He graduated from McMaster University in 1949 and was employed by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind as a Case Worker in Toronto, Field Worker in Peterborough and Hamilton, and Executive Director for Newfoundland division 1953-1966, Manitoba to 1977, Ontario to 1980, and Director of International Services until his retirement in 1987. Bob was a member of the St. John’s Kiwanis Club, the Winnipeg and Toronto Lions Clubs as well as a member of various United Church committees in those cities. Bob was an inspiration to family and friends and touched the lives of many individuals throughout Canada and the world. He maintained his love of life and interest in everything around him despite adversity. The family wishes to thank his friends and caregivers at Richmond Woods Retirement Residence. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Keith Rameshwar officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the CNIB. Online condolences available at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

 

Published July 2011

Published July 6, 2011

Douglas Roach

ROACH – Douglas William “Dougie” Roach, born November 7, 1939, passed away peacefully in Port Dover, on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the age of 71. Dougie was born in Leamington, Ontario and continued his childhood in the Simcoe, Ontario area. He was in the military based in Germany, where he acquired a great affection for the country and spent much time there in his later life. He was a great pool player, an avid hockey fan, and had a passion for the summer season and the sun! Doug is survived by sons Frank and Mike Hader and their families, and will be greatly missed by Eva Kos, his Port Dover Martin family (Lyman Keith and Janice), and many good friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin St., St. Thomas, ON, 519-631-0570. Cremation has taken place. A gathering to celebrate Dougie’s special sense of friendship and spirit will take place on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the Port Dover Legion (212 Market St. E, Port Dover) between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family atwww.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

Norah Virginia “Ginny” Thomson

THOMSON – Mrs. Norah Virginia “Ginny” Thomson age 86 years, a resident of Thunder Bay passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the T.B.R.H.S.C. Ginny was born in Smyrna, Turkey on May 4th, 1925 to parents Dr. A.O. and Dorothy Blackhurst. Her family emigrated to Canada settling in Port Dover, where she started her education. Ginny graduated in Nursing from Victoria Hospital, London, ON in 1948. She later attended the University of Western Ontario graduating with her degree in Public Health. In 1950 she was sent to Port Arthur by the Victorian Order of Nurses. Ginny was a 40-year volunteer with the craft group of the Auxiliary of TBRHSC. She enjoyed nature and spending time at the cottage at Silver Islet. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 37 years Ronald, daughter Heather (Don) Bilodeau, of Sechelt, BC, Mary Ann (Roy) McKenzie of Kelowna, BC, Cynthia (Michel) Raby, Thunder Bay, grandchildren: Stuart and Hannah Bilodeau, Scott and Meghan McKenzie and Katie Raby, sister Bridget (Stuart) Brown of Port Dover and brother Miles (Grace) Blackhurst, Midland. She was predeceased by her first husband Donald Ritchie (1969), daughter Susan, brother Charles Blackhurst (1941) H.M.S. Barham, sisters Joan and Patricia, and father-in-law Dr. J. Stuart Ritchie. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul’s United Church celebrated by Rev. Heather Landry and Rev. Lloyd Ivany. A private interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Manor House or St. Joseph’s Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.

Published July 20, 2011

Barbara Waldick

WALDICK, Barbara Joan of Simcoe, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, July 15, 2011 in her 72nd year. Cherished wife of Raymond for 48 years. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Thomas and Tammy of Vittoria, Russell and Tanya of Stoney Creek, Michael and Crystal of Vittoria and Joyce and Peter VanPaassen of Simcoe. Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Robert and Connie Mason of Port Dover, Wanda and Robert Johnson of Stratford, Ethel Cox of Simcoe and Ruth and John Clayton of Delhi. Much loved niece of Vera Gordon of Port Dover. Predeceased by her parents William and Phyllis Mason, and sister Lois Mason (1957). Barb loved to garden, as anyone driving by her house would know. She enjoyed birdwatching, and took great pleasure in crocheting afghans, that she gave to her family or donated to a local charity. Barb was a behind-the-scenes volunteer, belonging to the Vittoria Foundation and Lamport Seniors Club. Family and friends are invited to visitation on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A private family interment will take place at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. The family wishes to thank the staff at NGH for their exceptional care, kindness and compassion. On line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published June 2011

Published June 1, 2011

Don Gerrett

GERRETT, Donald James “D.J.” – Suddenly at his home on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Carol Gerrett of Port Dover. Loving father of Kelly Long and his wife Angie of Brantford and Kary Long and his wife Melody of Bath. Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather of Stephen; Jacob (Holly), their children Coby and Jude; Kevin, Jared, Caleb, Daniel, Callum and Nolan. Lovingly remembered by his brother Bill Gerrett (Margaret) and by Carol’s sister Mary Elvin (John). Don is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family and many special friends. Predeceased by his brother George Gerrett (Hedy). Friends were invited to share their memories of Don with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Saturday, May 28th, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A memorial service was held in the chapel on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Robert Snell officiating. Private family interment of ashes at a later date. Those wishing to donate are asked to consider the Toronto General Hospital. The family wish to extend a special thanks to Cardiologist Dr. Loretta Daniel at Toronto General Hospital for giving Don an extra twelve wonderful years. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519-426-0199).

Wilf Wight

Wight, Wilfred J. of Port Dover, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC on Sunday, May 29, 2011 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy and his cherished companion Katrina Ferguson. Loving father and father-in-law of Don G. Wight of York, Pat and Leonard Park, Carol Kelly and John Wight and Rebecca Bennett all of Port Dover. Proud and loving grandfather of Don R. Wight and Jen, Jacob Park and Melinda, Samuel Park, Ronald Kelly and Donna, Shanlea Tyler and Cameron, and Fletcher Barnes and Lisa, great-grandfather of Wren Abigail Wight, Kyla Lisa Park and Weston Wilfred Tyler. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lillian, Harry and (Eileen) and Don. He will be fondly remembered by special family friends Calum, Claire, Kirsten, Abbey, Katrina and Gord. Predeceased by his son Peter, daughter Nora, daughter-in-law Harriet, 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Wilf was a long serving member of the Port Dover Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, he was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of St. Andrews Masonic Lodge, Hamilton. Wilf was the owner/operator of Wight Motor Sales. Starting on Barton Street in Hamilton, at one time he was one of the largest used car dealers in the country. As a volume dealer he was instrumental in the early years of the Toronto Auto Auction. He moved the business to Port Dover in the 80’s and this year had celebrated 65 years in the automotive business. Family and friends are invited for visitation to share their memories of Wilf on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Wilf’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Published June 8, 2011

Sean Belshaw

BELSHAW, Sean “Pumpkin”, passed away suddenly at his home in Waterford on Friday, June 3, 2011 in his 46th year. Cherished husband and best friend of Kelly Walsh. Loving and proud father of Josh, Timothy and his wife Tiffany and Erica all of London. Dearest son of Clara Belshaw of Mt. Pleasant and the late Norman. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of, Jean and Doug Johnson of Brantford, Sharron and George Kendall of Mississauga, Colin and Alyson Eccles of Burlington, Terry and Linda Eccles of Hamilton, Barry and Bev Belshaw of Stittsville, and Cheryl Belshaw of Barrie. Dear son-in-law of Harold and Mary Ann Walsh of Townsend. “Man-Wife” of Rick Harrison of Mississauga and best friend of Mark Sherman of Port Dover. Predeceased by his brother George Watkins that lived in England. Pumpkin will be sadly missed by his many friends and co-workers. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 3 years. He was a loyal and dedicated employee of Blink Communications, referring to himself as the “Fibre Dude”. Pumpkin was an avid ATV enthusiast, and a member of Norfolk County ATV Club. He enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with family and friends. Sean’s presence will be greatly missed. Family and friends were invited to share their memories of Pumpkin at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Legion Service at 6:30 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Sean’s Life will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Port Dover Community Centre, St. George St. Port Dover. The Reverend Ken Case officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Eddy Cunliffe

William Edward (Eddy) Cunliffe passed away peacefully at home early in the morning on June 1, 2011 after a long illness. He was in his 53rd year. Eddy was predeceased by his much loved brother Bobby, his dad Bill and his stepdad Robert Fiegehen. Eddy will be sadly missed by his mother Beryl, sisters Kathy, Debby and Belinda and brothers Tony, Sean and Michael. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and great nieces. A Service will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 17 Old Lakeshore Road, Port Dover. Friends wishing to honour Eddy’s memory should have a beer and remember the good times.

Chuck Forrest

FORREST, CHARLES “Chuck” of Port Dover passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in his 61st year. Predeceased by his wife Sharon. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Nancy Milne and her husband George of Simcoe, George Forrest of Halifax, Viola Forrest Lawrow and her husband Tony of Port Dover and Pat Forrest of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Ilene Forrest, brothers Edward, Raymond, Bob and his wife Linda, and his sister Shirley Muth and her husband Leroy Phibbs. Will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Chuck worked for many years at Misner’s Fish Co. He was lovingly known as “Green Thumb” because of his abilities in the garden. He loved Port Dover and spent many hours sitting at the pier watching the boats. Chuck had a great affection for many dogs over his life. He loved hockey and was a devoted fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Family and friends were invited for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from noon to 2 p.m., followed by the service in the Chapel. The Reverend Brian Elder officiated. For those wishing, donations to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

George Rawlings

RAWLINGS, George Robert. Suddenly at home on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in his 68th year, George Rawlings, beloved partner of Sheree Crossman. Loving father of Cherisse Rawlings of Burlington. Dear brother of Peter (Mima) Rawlings, will also be greatly missed by his extended family Erma, Ken, Bev, Kathy, Connie, John, Tim, Janice, Linda, Randy and all his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. George was known by his family and friends as “Mr. Port Dover” and always had a smile on his face. Friends and family were received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Saturday morning with funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Interment took place at Farringdon Burial Ground. If wished, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

Samuel Ross

ROSS, Samuel, Hallam of Port Dover, passed away surrounded, by the love of his family at Norfolk General Hospital, on Thursday, June 2, 2011 in his 91st year. Cherished husband of Joyce. Loving father and father-in-law of Reginald and Nancy of Alliston and Arlene Hardy of Brantford. Proud grandfather of Jennifer Waugh and Dwayne, Letisha Dickens, Kyle Hardy, Amanda Madill and Blair and Cara Smith and Josh, and great-grandfather of Kendra Waugh, Logan Waugh and Jennika Dickens. Dear brother of Margaret Jarvis of Simcoe. Sam will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Donald and George and his wife Betty and brother-in-law Philip (Jimmy) Jarvis. Sam was a devoted family man and dairy farmer for most of his life. In later years he enjoyed fishing, carpentry and walking. He also spent several years as a snowbird at Homosassa Springs Florida Family and friends gathered to share their memories of Sam at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from noon to 2 p.m., followed by a Service of Remembrance in the Chapel, officiated by The Reverend Father Kendall Reimer. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Kit Wren

WREN, Kathleen (Kit). At St. Peter’s Residence on June 5, 2011. Born in Montreal in 1915. Predeceased by her husband Ted (2001). Survived by her sons Edward (Gwen) Playfair, Norman (Marilyn) Playfair, George (Martha) Wren, Richard (Jackie) Wren, daughters Barbara Eismont, Audrey Boutcher and Shirley Beckon. Beloved grandmother of 24, great-grandmother of 35, great-great-grandmother of 15, plus many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join with the family for a celebration of her faith at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 20 Idlewood, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Salvation Army would be sincerely appreciated. Special thanks to Rene and Catherine Marechel and the staff of St. Peter’s at Chedoke for their care and attention.

 

Published June 15, 2011

Waneeta Kohli

KOHLI, Waneeta Bernice of Port Dover passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, June 10, 2011 in her 76th year. Cherished wife of Don. Loving mother of Douglas of Guelph, Richard of Port Dover, Mark of Calgary and Marcia of Port Dover. Much loved grandmother of Daryl, Tyler, Liam and Amber. Dear sister and sister-in-law of William and Yvonne Garness of Harriston, Sally and Douglas Monroe of Port Dover and Robert Hart of Cambridge. Will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Leslie and Tessie Garness and her sister Carol Hart. Waneeta loved reading and she very much loved her gardens, sharing that love with all who knew her. She spent many hours knitting and donated her hats and mitts to the schools and to the nursing home. In keeping with Waneeta’s wishes, cremation has taken place, a graveside service will be held on Saturday June 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Port Dover Cemetery. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Thompson Waters Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or CNIB would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published June 22, 2011

Rob Buck Jr.

BUCK – Robert Arloff (Rob) Jr. At his home in Waterford on Saturday, June 18, 2011, aged 48 years. Loving father to Kerri Coombes (Brennan) of Waterford and their children Maya Lee and Bausten. Dear son to Robert Sr. and Reta Buck of Simcoe. Cherished brother to Susan Manson (John) and Rick Buck (Jo). Rob is also survived by his nieces and nephews James and Rebecca, Kristen, Jonathan (Erica) and their son Eli and aunts and uncles Betty and Ken Wood, Ruth Ann and Dick Logan and Lillian Everets. Predeceased by his uncle Roy Everets. Friends are invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where service will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Rick Buck officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Gideon Bibles would be appreciated. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Christian Ellerton

ELLERTON, Christian Kelly. Passed away at his Toronto home on June 16, 2011 aged 44. Deeply missed by his son Christian Lewis, his loving parents Christopher and Susan Ellerton, his brothers Paul (Angie), Adam (Caroline), James (Miranda) and sister Suzie Major (Todd). Also lovingly remembered by many cousins, nephews and nieces both in Canada and the U.K. Christian attended Waterford High School where his interest in bodybuilding and martial arts began. He devoted his life to learning, practicing and teaching several martial arts at one time, being a Canadian National Champion in Jiu-Jitsu and grappling. Another high point in his career was to compete as an Ultimate (cage) fighter, having bouts in Quebec and California. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his parents’ home, 19 Newport Lane, Port Dover (519-583-2513).

 

Eleanor Long

LONG, Eleanor Mary (nee McMillan) wife of the late Stewart Knight Long. Mother of Janice and Jody. January 11, 1916 – June 15, 2011. A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

 

Kenneth Lenz

Lenz, Kenneth Emil, RCAF (Pathfinders) veteran of WWII. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on Sunday, June 19th, 2011 in his 91st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Hazel Margaret (Babe) Gordon, their adored daughter Victoria Anne (Vicki), his beloved parents Emil and Minnie Lenz and sister Audrey Coulter. Survived by sons Kenneth Gordon (Patricia) of Brantford, Douglas Emil (Lucy and her children Laura, Ryan and Eric) of Binbrook and Richard James (Deborah) of London; grandchildren Timothy (Alicia), Emily, Douglas, Carolyn, Carri Dansby (Melvin), Kevin (Elizabeth); great-grandchildren Connor and Melanie Dansby. Inspired by pride in his military service including eleven months as a POW, Ken was a charter member and several times President of the 447 (City of Hamilton) Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association, twice honoured as RCAFA Wing Member of the Year and as provincial Member of the Year. Port Dover residents will remember him as a long-time summer resident, most recently seen traversing local streets in his golf cart. We will be forever grateful to the staff of the cardiology ward at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the staff of Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for their loving care and attention to Ken. The family received friends at Bay Gardens Funeral Home “William J. Markey Chapel” 947 Rymal Rd. E. (Rymal and Upper Gage) in Hamilton, Ontario (905-574-0405) on Monday, June 20, 2011 from 7- 9 p.m. and Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 454 John St. N., Hamilton on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Father David Lennerton and Father Javier Arias officiating. Interment took place at the Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to RCAFA (447 Wing), St. Luke’s Anglican Church or Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be appreciated. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at www.baygardens.caFor Ken, every day since September 11, 1944 (when he was shot down in a Lancaster over Germany) has been a gift.

 

Published May 2011

Published May 4, 2011

Brock Bussey

BUSSEY – Lloyd “Brock” Bussey of Blenheim and formerly of Port Dover passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday April 27, 2010 at the age of 70. Brock was born August 25, 1940 in Simcoe, the first child of the late Lloyd and Edna (Seymour) Bussey. It was in that town where he would meet his soul mate Ina (Armstrong) and began a journey that would last over forty-two years. Brock and Ina raised three children; Michael Bussey and Lisa Dunn of Calgary, Diane Bussey and Carol Mansley of Simcoe and Kerry and Will Foster of Blenheim. They were also blessed with five grandchildren; Michael (Brittney), Sarah, Seth (Megan), Liam and Grace as well as two great-grandchildren Morgan and Sydney all of whom affectionately referred to Brock as their “Poppi”. Brock is also survived by his siblings Margaret Want of London, Richard and Sue Bussey of Blenheim, Doreen and Harold Staib of Simcoe, Diane Bussey of Simcoe and Judy Underhill of Simcoe as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Marion Rutter. As a young man in Simcoe, Brock was a Scout Master and worked at J.B. Jackson’s. With his move to Port Dover, “Chocolate Brocklate” was employed as a chef at the Erie Beach Hotel where he worked for over thirty years. A man of few words (“Kuala Lumpur er, er, ER!”) but a keen sense of humour, Brock will be remembered for the love he had for his family, ice cream, his crossword books and a refined preference for certain brands of beer. Respecting Brock’s wishes cremation is to be followed by a Memorial Service to be held in Port Dover at a later date. Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Friends wishing to remember Brock with a memorial donation are asked to consider Scouts Canada or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences and memorial donations may be left for his family at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

Cheryl Cunningham

CUNNINGHAM, Cheryl Lynne – Surrounded by her loving family, at Norfolk General Hospital, on Saturday, April 30, 2011, in her 63rd year. Cheryl Cunningham, of Port Dover, dearly beloved wife of William, loving mother of Tina Parker (Brandon) of Simcoe. Lovingly remembered, by her granddaughter Satara, sister Merri Curtin (Don) of Gatineau, Q.C., nieces Stephanie, Jennifer and nephew David. Predeceased by her parents Ken and Lucy Meade and grandson Brett. The family wish to thank the Nursing Staff that gave Cheryl their loving care. A celebration of Cheryl’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences and/or donations made be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published May 11, 2011

Terry Blake

BLAKE, Terence “Terry” of Port Dover, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in his 78th year at Norfolk General Hospital. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mona (2009). Cherished father and father-in-law of Paul and Kelley, and Wayne all of Port Dover, Charles and Shelley, Nancy and Wayne Swan all of Port Ryerse. Loving grandfather of Justin, Darby, Kelsey, Tasha, Shannon, Shane, Joshua, Jennifer, Neil and Daniel. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Josephine and Robert Mummery of Wheatley, Ruth and Erland Lampman of Port Dover and Judy and Lawson Webb of Hagersville. Predeceased by his sons, Scott and Neil and his brother John. Terry was a Port Dover Merchant, he with his wife Mona was the owner/operator of Blake’s Texaco for 20 years. He was an active community member, serving in many areas, he was a past president of the Kinsmen Club, former Captain of the Port Dover Fire Department, and member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Family and friends were invited to share their memories of Terry at visitation on Monday, May 9, 2011, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Parish Prayers were held at the funeral home on Monday evening at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was said Tuesday, May 10, 2011 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, donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 Published May 18, 2011

Chad Everets

EVERETS-ESSON, Chad Caleb. It is with deep sadness the family expresses the tragic loss of Chad on Saturday May 14, 2011, of Port Hope, formerly of Waterford, at the age of 20. Cherished son of Lynn Everets and Phillip Esson (and Jenny Gratton). Precious and devoted brother of Chelsey Everets. Beloved grandson of Lilian (and the late Roy) Everets, Helen Loft (and the late Keith Esson), Lois Gratton, and great grandmother Anna Petrochuk. Much loved nephew of Brian, Dave (and Michelle), Jason, Janet (and Lester) Nicholson, Glenn, Craig (and Melody), Gail, Pat (and Al), John (and Brenda), Jim (and Sue), Jackie (and Dennis), Joanne (and Les). Chad will also be missed by step-dad Greg McKinnon, cousins, Jordan, Ryatt, Dean, Zane, Kayla, Jennifer, Gregory, Jazmine, Lucas, Cory, Chris, Sarah, Melissa, Mikaeala, Danny, Chad, David, Jay, Sunshyne, Nicholas, Chris, Amy, Tim, TJ, Andre and Travis, and also many aunts, uncles and friends. Friends may call at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Rick Buck officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to Waterford Camp Trillium. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

Death leaves a heartache
Only God can heal,
Love leaves a memory
No one can steal.
Love Mom, Dad, Jenny,
and Greg

 Published May 25th, 2011

Ernest Brown

BROWN: Ernest Duncan (Ernie). (CPO, Radar Gunner Control in the RCNVR and a member of the Oakville Legion Branch #114). Peacefully, on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, in his 85th year. Ernie, beloved husband of Alpha. Loved father of Suzanne and her husband Greg and Charles Edward II (Ted) and his wife Marie. Loved Granddad of Christopher (Susan), Meredith (Ken Stratton), Duncan James, Charles Andrew (Virginia), Ashley and Great-Granddad of Emily, Carson, Katherine and Jeffrey. Ernie was predeceased by his brother Charles Edward and sister Dorothy. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at St. Paul’s United Church, 454 Rebecca Street, Oakville at 11:00 a.m. If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family with thanks. Email condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

 

Published April 2011

Published April 6, 2011

Bonnie Eady

EADY, Bonnie Anna Marie. Peacefully, at her home on Friday, April 1, 2011, in her 68th year after a two year battle with M.D.S. (Leukemia). Beloved wife for 24 years of Barry. Loving mother of Cheryl and Greg Stallwood and John and Kayla North. Adored grandmother of Jake, Rebecca and Andrew. Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Georgina Furry. Bonnie was a member of R.C.L. Branch #158, Port Dover. The family would like to thank Juravinski, McMaster and Norfolk General Hospital nurses, staff and doctors, especially Drs. Phil and Shirley Drijber and Timothy Bard and nurses Darlene and Alice. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Bonnie was held at Cooper Funeral Home on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kathy Morden officiating. Interment followed at Chalmers Stone Church Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to M.D.S. Research at McMaster. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca.

Wade Fuller

FULLER, Edward Wade. A Love of Life Celebration for Wade Fuller, who recently passed away in his 54th year, will be held at the Army Navy & Airforce Hall, 53 Water Street, Simcoe on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. Wade was an active member of Port Dover Legion, Branch 158 and volunteered his time when needed. Friends and family are invited to share their memories of the good times they had with Wade. Wade was a former employee of Haldimand County Roads Department. Wade contributed much time to the community and helped everyone. A helping hand and a gentle touch; a smile; a joke, a handshake; a hug and kiss; and lots of laughter. Wade will be missed and remembered.

Allen Givens

GIVENS, Allen Gordon of Waterford died peacefully of heart failure at Norview Lodge, Simcoe, on Thursday March 31, 2011 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Imogen (Knister). Loving father of Sheila Givens, Ruth (and Jim) Greenlaw, Ray (and Helga), Paul (and Bernadette Lanigan), Glenn (and Adriana Aguinaga) and son-in-law Grant Rushton. Cherished Grandfather of 11 grandchildren. Survived by sister-in-law Doris Givens and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter Rebecca Givens, brother Jack and sister Evelyn Williams, half sister Aletha, and half brothers Alexander and Melvin Givens. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Northfield, Allen along side his wife Imogen, raised their six children there. He loved music and played many instruments including the saw. A faithful member of the United Church all his life, Allen sang in church choirs. Friends were received at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at Waterford United Church on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Rev. John Maich officiated. Interment Northfield Cemetery, near Burford. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to Waterford United Church or charity of your choice. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

Published April 13, 2011

Charlene Buchan

BUCHAN, Charlene Joy (nee Lorimer). Beloved wife of Andrew Spaulding. With great sadness we announce the passing of Charlene, on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Norfolk General Hospital, at the age of 63. Charlene was surrounded by Andrew and her loving children – son Chris Buchan (Melinda Josie) and daughter Kate Buchan (Boyce Collins) when she passed. She will be deeply missed by siblings Dawn Lorimer and Murray Lorimer and stepchildren Kelly Price (Michael Price), Steven Spaulding, Melissa Spaulding, and grandchildren Bronwyn Price and Hayden Price. Memorial Service was held at the Scottish Rite (King St. West and Queen St.) in Hamilton on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to your local food bank would be appreciated.

Rupert Coffen

COFFEN, Rupert. Passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at VON Sakura House, Woodstock, Ontario in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Hisano, loving father of Suzette of Orangeville, Rupert (Sharon) of Milton and Robert of Cambridge. Dear brother of Dennis Coffen of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Selena Hough, Lavinia Trask (Jim), Rodney Hough (Susan) of Orangeville, Nicole Hough of Australia, Heather Whitney, Nancy Poirier (Chris) of Milton, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and two great-nephews. Predeceased by his niece Carol Ann Smith, sister-in-law Florence Ann Coffen and great nephew Anthony King Smith. Rupert grew up on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, the eldest son of Chief Petty Officer Rupert King Coffen and Lavinia Coffen, where he developed an affection and award-winning talent for sailing that continued throughout his life. Following in his father’s footsteps Rupert served in the British Royal Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of Petty Officer. After the war, Rupert designed a 16’ dinghy called the Albacore which is found at sailing clubs all over the world. He and his brother emigrated to Canada with their families and the brothers went to work on the Avro Arrow at A.V. Roe in Malton. After its demise Rupert continued working in a number of industries that eventually led him to a position with Monenco Mid-East in Japan where he met his wife, Hisano. The couple then moved to Tennessee before returning to Canada where Rupert became an independent consultant until he retired at the age of 85. Rupert was a member of the Port Dover Yacht Club where he was able to indulge his passion for sailing. He was well-liked, well-respected and well-loved; he will be missed by his family and many friends and acquaintances. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Port Dover Yacht Club on Sunday May 1, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Rupert’s name can be made to: VON Sakura House, 570 Ingersoll Ave,Woodstock ON N4S 4Y2 or Mission to Seafarers: Canada, Pier 51 8 Unwin Avenue, Toronto ON M5A 1A1.

Kath Devine

DEVINE, Katherine Elizabeth (Kath). At St. Peters Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. After a valiant fight to overcome cancer, Kath succumbed to the effects of brain trauma at the age of 48 years. Daughter of the late Bernard and Carole Devine. Dear sister of Bernadette Barber, Gregory and Karla Devine, Maureen Phillips, Collette Devine, Jim Devine, Shawn and Kim Devine, Michael Devine and the late Patrick (1974). Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Friday 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne’s Church (Walpole) on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment, St. Anne’s Cemetery. Parish prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 7 p.m. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca.

Wade Fuller

FULLER, Edward Wade. It is with deep sadness that the sisters announce the sudden passing of our brother Wade Fuller on March 19, 2011. He is survived by Jim and Anne Brady, Ron and Brenda Haviland and Kathy Mercer Robertson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his Life will follow at a later date. All other planned celebrations are not approved by immediate family.

Wray Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Wray, of Port Dover passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Brantford General Hospital in his 77th year. Predeceased by his beloved companion Nellie Ryerse (2007). Survived by his daughter Cheryl. Lovingly remembered by his step-children, Betty Ann McFadzean (Art), Alan Ryerse (Caterina), Patricia Taylor, Gerry Ryerse (Donna), Raymond Ryerse, Donald Ryerse (Debbie), Larry Ryerse (Debra), Ruth Martin (Paul) and Thelma Scott. Much loved grandfather and great-grandfather of many. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Clara Short (George) and Helen Reynolds (Victor). Will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son George and brothers Ernie, William and Earl. Wray will be fondly remembered by all the friends he and Nellie danced with. Family and friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Wray’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 1 p.m. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated and can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Enid L’Ecuyer

L’ECUYER, Enid Hester Clemens. Passed away peacefully on April 9, 2011. Born July 1, 1918 Riceville, Ontario, daughter of the late David J. and Edith Clemens. Enid joins her loving husband Rod (11/30/89) and Granddaughter Amanda Jeanne Musselman (02/10/2000). Lovingly remembered by her children Madeline, John, Bill, and Ann (Port Dover, ON) L’Ecuyer Musselman, Grandchildren Wendy, Nancy, Kim, Jody, Marie, and Aaron Musselman, and ten great grandchildren. Visitation will be at the Rockburn Presbyterian Church, Rockburn, QC., Wednesday April 13th, 2011.

 

Fanny Smith

SMITH Frances, “Fanny” of Port Dover, passed away peacefully surrounded by the loved of her family, at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Dorien (1957). Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Eugene and Kathy of St. Thomas, Harley and Sylvia of St. Thomas, Terry of Port Dover, Russell and Marjorie of Brantford, Monty and Annette of Delhi, Janice Stokes of St. Thomas and Diane of Simcoe. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Alfred Long, Bob and Jean Long, Fred and Bernice Long, Thelma Partridge, Peggy Trembley and Shirley Long. Dearly loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many. Predeceased by her son Marvin, daughter-in-law Betty, son-in-law Bob, brothers Joe, Charlie and Mid, sister Phoebe, brothers-in-law Norm, Doug and Harold and sister-in-law Irene. Fanny was a life long resident of Port Dover and was employed by Misner Fish Co. for many years. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Fanny on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 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, where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. For those wishing, donations to the MS Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published April 20, 2011

Fanny Smith

SMITH Frances, “Fanny” of Port Dover, passed away peacefully surrounded by the loved of her family, at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Dorien (1957). Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Eugene and Kathy of St. Thomas, Harley and Sylvia of St. Thomas, Terry of Port Dover, Russell and Marjorie of Brantford, Monty and Annette of Delhi, Janice Stokes of St. Thomas and Diane of Simcoe. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Alfred Long, Bob and Jean Long, Fred and Bernice Long, Thelma Partridge, Peggy Trembley and Shirley Long. Dearly loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many. Predeceased by her son Marvin, daughter-in-law Betty, sons-in-law Paul Kostoff and Bob Stokes, brothers Joe, Charlie, Mid and Jim, sisters Phoebe Chapman and Mabel Diggins, brothers-in-law Norm Trembley, Doug Chapman and Harold Partridge and sister-in-law Irene Long. Fanny was a life-long resident of Port Dover and was employed by Misner Fish Co. for many years. Family and friends were invited to share their memories of Fanny on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519-583-1530) where the Funeral Service was held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. For those wishing, donations to the MS Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Wade Fuller

FULLER, Edward Wade. It is with deep sadness that the sisters announce the sudden passing of our brother Wade Fuller on March 19, 2011. He is survived by Jim and Anne Brady, Ron and Brenda Haviland and Kathy Mercer Robertson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his Life will follow at a later date. All other planned celebrations are not approved by immediate family.

 

Published March 2011

Published March 2, 2011

Ruth Cruise

CRUISE, Ruth of Port Dover passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband George (1991). Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Gary and Carol of Kingston and Connie and Jim Dickey of Hawkestone. Loving grandmother of Stephen (Trish), Cori (Mark) and Rob, greatgrandmother of Tyler, Sean, Anna- Mae, Cherish, Evangelina and Reynia. Will be sadly missed by her dear friend Vince DeNino of Brantford. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Gordon and Fran Meade of St. Williams, Muriel Phibbs of Jarvis, Eleanor Smith, Isabel Powell and Jim Cruise all of Port Dover. Also survived by many, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Stephen, granddaughter Michelle, brother Charles and his wife Margaret, sisters Hilda Robinson and her husband Gordon, Helen Bundy and her husband Harold and Florence Duxbury and her husband Lorne, brothers-in-law Allen Smith, George Powell and Keith Phibbs. Ruth was a strong woman who fought valiantly until the end when she gave in to peace. She and George ran Cruises Garage side-by-side throughout their working years and are happily together again. In life, Ruth enjoyed playing cards, boating, bowling, gardening, dancing, and all things Port Dover. More than that, her joy was in being with family and friends. A void has been left and she will be dearly missed. Friends and family were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Ruth’s life was held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. 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

Doc Lindsay

LINDSAY, David Wayne ‘Doc’ – Suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, February 25, 2011. Dave ‘Doc’ Lindsay of Simcoe, beloved husband of Donna, in his 49th year. Loving father of Mallory (Marc). Dear son of Wayne and Mareea Lindsay and brother of Patti and Dwayne McBride and Jennifer and Jeff Richards. Predeceased by his sister Karen. Doc is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Doc was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #79 Simcoe and a proud new member of the Jarvis Lions Club. He was very excited about returning to school, having just begun a Police Foundations course in Hamilton. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A gathering will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. to celebrate Doc’s life. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfunerlhome. ca

 

Published March 9, 2011

Kay Cowan

COWAN, Kathleen (Kay) – Passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Kay Cowan in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Cecil (1992). Loving mother of David Cowan (Bev) of Port Dover. Cherished grandma to Anne Ballard (Michael), David, John (Emilie) and James (Shauna). Grandma Kay to Lindsay, Shaun, Cameron, Jasper and Wyatt. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Dave and Bev’s home, 134 New Lakeshore Rd., Port Dover on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. where a memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Pastor David McConnell officiating. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the C.N.I.B. A special thank you to Dover Cliffs Nursing Home and also to the staff of N.G.H. 3rd and 4th floor for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Kay. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe, 519-426-1314. Online condolences at www.ferrisfuneral.com.

 

Harvey Mitchell

MITCHELL, Harvey Thomas – Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mr. Harvey Mitchell in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Joyce Mitchell (nee Wainwright). Loving father of Derek Mitchell and his wife Gloria and Monica Sullivan and her husband Dan. Cherished grandfather of Bradley Mitchell (Allison). Dear brother to the late Winifred McKillop (2009) and the late Clifford Mitchell (1987). Great granddad to Carter and Hayden. Harvey served with the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1937–1945 in England and Europe. He was a member of Scouts Canada starting in 1925 and was involved in Scouting for over 85 years. He was a member of the Trinity Anglican Church and a member of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe, 519-426-1314. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at Trinity Anglican Church, 80 Colborne St. S. Simcoe at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Dobbin officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harvey’s memory to the Boy Scouts of Canada Lynn Valley District, or Trinity Anglican Church. Online condolences at www.ferrisfuneral .com.

 

Morty Morrison

MORRISON, Douglas Kenneth (Morty). Passed away on February 25, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in his 65th year after a lengthy battle with cancer. Brother of Barb Davis of Otterville and Robert Morrison (Mary) of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents Claude (1977) and Orma (1983) Morrison, sister Anna Scott (1995) and niece Brenda Mills (2001). Also survived by several nephews and nieces and many good friends. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158, Market Street, Port Dover, 3 to 5 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or RCL Branch #158 would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

 

Published March 16, 2011

Jack Loshaw

LOSHAW, John William, “Jack” of Port Dover, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in his 82nd year, at Dover Cliffs Long Term Care. Predeceased by his beloved Bernice (2005). Cherished father and father-in-law of Wayne, Doug, Jim (Penny), Mark (Melissa), Brenda and Diana (Dan) Davis. Much loved grandfather of Roxanne, Philip, Michael, Lisa, Jason, Casey, Corey and great-grandfather of Dillon, Sara, Ashley, Amber, Nicholas, Jacob, Jack and Wyatt. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Guthrie, David and (Deanna), Eleanor Luton, Virginia Sampson, Barb MacDonald, George Luton (Verna) and Pat Luton. Predeceased by his brother Elmer, brothers-in-law Jack Luton, Harry Sampson, Bill Yetman and Bob Luton. Jack was a long time resident of Port Dover, and was employed by Ivey’s Greenhouses for many years. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held to honour Jack’s life on Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 Market St., Port Dover. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 158 Port Dover would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Francis Morris

MORRIS, Francis, of Port Dover, passed away surrounded by the love of his family, on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his loving wife Sylvia (2002). Loving father of Howard “Bill” and his wife Bonnie and Frances Stone all of Port Dover. Cherished grandfather of Stephanie, Amanda, Lisa and Phillip, great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Joshua, they were his pride and joy. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Ross and Orla, Marie Johnson and Alex, Lillian Birdsell, Alice Vanderschee and Casey. Predeceased by his siblings, David, Douglas, Murray, Charles, Madeline, George, James, Dora, Nora, Arthur and Donald. Francis was a past member of the Army Navy Club Unit 255 Simcoe. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Francis on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 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 Francis’ life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10 a.m. The Reverend Brian Elder officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Morty Morrison

MORRISON, Douglas Kenneth (Morty). Passed away on February 25, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in his 65th year. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158, Market Street, Port Dover, 3 to 5 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

 

Ray Nemura

NEMURA, Raymond Peter (Ray). At his home near Simcoe on Monday, March 7, 2011, Ray Nemura in his 55th year. Beloved husband of 21 years to Marie Campbell. Dear father to Ryan Elliott Nemura (Sara) and Alicia Anne Kicksee (Nathan). Cherished grandfather to Lincoln. Dear brother to Ron Nemura (Kathy) and Leona Dicasmirro (Rick). Ray is also survived by his in-laws Donald and Shirley Campbell, brothers-in-law Ross Campbell (Gayle) and Allan Campbell (Kim), his aunt Lyna Vencius, 3 nieces and 5 nephews. Ray was a long time employee of the former Stelco (Lake Erie Works) and will be remembered by many good friends from there. He had a wide range of interests including hunting, fishing, motorcycles, baseball, golfing and volleyball. Friends were invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe on Friday, March 11, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service was held on Saturday, March 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Marc Bertrand officiated. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Children’s Wish Foundation. Online condolences at www.ferrisfuneral.com

 

Published March 23, 2011

Stanley Pierson

PIERSON, Stanley John of Port Dover, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC on Monday, March 14, 2011 in his 82nd year. Son of the late Lloyd and Rose Pierson. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Isabel Bannister and Shirley Ewing of Simcoe, Doreen Devnich of Whitby, Betty Durnez (John) of Norwich, Lavern and Harvey of Port Dover and Bob (Shirley) of Port Colborne. Predeceased by his sister Lois Lindsay, his brother Emerson, brothers-in-law, William Bannister, Richard Devnich and Jack Ewing. Stanley worked for Ivey’s Roses for many years. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the H/N Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published March 30, 2011

Eric Crowe

CROWE, Eric of Port Dover, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 90th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Primrose. Dearly loved father of Janet Barker (Wayne Doyle) of Oakland. Cherished grandfather of Jodie Hanson (Jamie Bridge), James Barker (Meredith) and Jennifer Zolli (Vince), and great grandfather of Cole, Clio, Mitchell, Avery and Chevelle. Predeceased by his daughter Lisa. Eric was an active, loyal member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, he was a proud veteran of WWII. In prior years he volunteered as a driver for the Canadian Cancer Society. Eric will be missed by his family and many friends. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158 (Market St.) Port Dover, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A Legion Service will be held at 1pm. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society or the RCL Branch 158 would be greatly appreciated.

 

Published February 2011

Published February 2, 2011 

John Leigh Corbett

CORBETT, John Leigh – promoted to the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour at the Cedarwood Village Nursing Home, Simcoe on Sunday, January 30th, 2011 in his 80th year. Cherished husband and best friend of 58+ years to Lois Corbett (nee Robinson) of Simcoe. Loving father and grandfather of Elizabeth Corbett (John Luscombe) of Brantford, her children Chad Baillargeon and Toni-Michelle Benteau (Scott); Bonnie Peekstok (Jake) of Cayuga, their children Adamo Morelli (Cindy), Racheal, Nathan and Adam Peekstok; Brenda Fortin (Ted Sorokos) of Dunnville, her children Jason (Amy) and Jeffrey (Caryn); the late Donald Corbett (1977); and Jim Corbett (Tracy) of Meaford, their children Josh, Candace Crowston (Adam) and Nickolas. John is also survived by many great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by his brother Eric Corbett (Mildred) of Simcoe. John is also survived by nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his two brothers Keith (1960) and Dean (2007). Friends are invited to share their memories of John with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. John’s funeral service will be held from Bethel Baptist Church, Hwy#3 East, Simcoe on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Al Feere officiating. Private family interment: Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing to donate are asked to consider the Bethel Baptist Church Christian School. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519-426-0199).

 

Published February 9, 2011

Spud Bush

BUSH, Wallace “Spud”. A Memorial Service for the late Spud Bush (November 20, 2010) will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at Port Dover Cemetery, Blue Line Road. Please join the family for refreshments and to celebrate Spud’s life at Silver Lake Market between 2 to 5 p.m.

Sharon Leng

LENG, Sharon – After a courageous battle with cancer at home on February 2, 2011. Sharon (Meade) Leng, age 65 years. Beloved wife of Donald Leng; loving mother of Rick and Heather Leng, Donna and Gary Weagle; dear grandmother of Ken, Chris, Courtney, Katrinia, Derick, Shawn, Samantha, Keith; and 5 great-grandchildren. Daughter of Gordon & Frances Meade; loved sister of Betty Schell (Ziggy), Irene Bartlett (Neil), Sandra Smelser (Late Ron), Pat Johnson (Bruce), Ron Meade (Mary), Joyce Louks (Late Gino), Larry Meade (Diane), Deanna Dedrick (Len). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Sharon is a retired employee of Lake Erie Works. The Family honoured Sharon’s life with a visitation at Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., Hagersville from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. Interment Chalmers Stone Church Cemetery. As an expression of your sympathy donations may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Center. www.rhbanderson.com

Joseph Maxin

MAXIN – Mr. Joseph Maxin of R.R.#7, Simcoe passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in his 69th year. Member of the Delhi District German Home and their Hunt & Fish Club. Also a member of Ducks Unlimited Canada. Joe had a special love for his friends and family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. Loving son of the late Joseph Maxin (1975) and Mary (Bombik) Maxin (1989). Dearest brother of Mary Misner (late Henry 2008), Port Dover and George Maxin (Anna-Marie), Delhi. Cherished uncle of Jacqueline Hilton (Mitch), Jody Misner, Marianne Pankhurst (David), Kim Maxin-Biddle, Kevin Maxin (Kari), Kris Maxin and Kyle Maxin and great uncle to Joshua, Kara, Moyia, Sidney, Cloey and Emersyn. Friends called at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Friday, February 4, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and for Parish Prayers on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Delhi on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Alan Dufraimont officiating. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Delhi Community Health Centre or the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be gratefully appreciated by the family.

Published February 16, 2011

Margaret Doherty

DOHERTY, Margaret – After a brief illness, Margaret passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, of Simcoe. Beloved wife of the late George Hellerud. Also predeceased by husbands Art Hutton, and Wilf Doherty. Loving mother of Carol (and Richard) Lefler, Joy (and Gordon) Appleton, David Hellerud, Scott (and Cyndi) Hellerud. Cherished Grandma of Tina (and Gerald), Kevin (and Sarah), Lisa (and Haskel), Erin (and Octavio), Rachel, Dana (and Ian), Kristen, and great grandchildren Mark, Emily, Abbey, and Ethan. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Linda Hellerud. Margaret was an avid baseball fan, enjoyed cooking and entertaining for family and friends and was an extensive world traveler. Over the years Margaret volunteered at Norfolk General Hospital, and was a member of Eventide Unit at Waterford United Church, Eastern Star, and Legion Auxiliary. Friends were received at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 12:30 until service in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Murray Barnet officiated. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Simcoe and District Humane Society. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

 

Published February 23, 2011

Kenneth Smith

SMITH, Kenneth of Port Dover passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Belva. Cherished father and father-in-law of Margo and Jerry of Brantford, Mark of Nanticoke, Michael and Dee of Brantford and K.C. (Kenneth) of Port Dover. Dear grandfather of Chantelle (John) of Burlington, Katelyn, Jamie (Freesia) of Mississauga, Cane of Port Dover and Paige and Andrew of Simcoe, great grandfather of Carly Burbridge. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Mable Smith, and sisters Helen and Rhea. Friends and family are invited to meet with the family for visitation, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 5 pm to 9 pm. at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Ken’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 2 pm. Cremation to follow. Pastor Michael MacDonald officiating. For those wishing donations to the Alzheimer Society of H/N or the Humanitarian Service (Hospital Equipment) would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Published January, 2011

Published January 26, 2011

Pat Hoskins

HOSKINS, Patrick Fredrick Victor, of Port Dover, born in Dover, England, May 11, 1916, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 95th year. Cherished father and father-in-law of Patricia and Jeff Greenfield of Simcoe, Michael and Debbie of Port Dover, Lawrence (Sam) and Mic Lyons of British Columbia. Loving grandfather of Gavin, Tyler (Lisa), Ryan (Lisa), Cody (Ashley), Casey, Beau and Dustin. Great-Grampa Pat of Guerin, Ashley and Ethan (Little Cowboy). Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Helen in 2008, his parents Fred and Josephine, sister Elsie Murphy and brother Arthur. Pat moved to Brantford in 1920, coming to Port Dover in 1930, where he has resided in his own home until his recent hospital stay. He served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserves from 1942-1945. Pat was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 and was a past president. Prior to his many years employment at the American Can, he was a commercial fisherman and an ice truck driver in Port Dover. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing, he was an avid ball player and loved coaching. In his later years he took great pleasure in gardening, painting and telling stories to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thanks to Sue (the most understanding PSW) and Scott (his faithful RPN). A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158, (Market & St. Patrick Sts.), Port Dover. A Legion Service will be held at 3 p.m. For those wishing, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. On line condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Ella Watson

WATSON, Ella G. (nee Summerhayes) – At the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold (Bus) Watson (1993). Dear mother of June Fehrman, of Port Dover, and Donna and Bill Burgess, of Brantford. Ella is predeceased by her son-in-law Grant Fehrman (2009). Loving grandmother of Linda (Andre) Cyr, Sheila (Gerard) Duke, Mark (JulieAnn) Musikov and predeceased by granddaughter Elaine Fehrman (1977). Proud great-grandmother of Denise, Stephanie, Jamie and Elaine and six great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Many thanks to the staff at Amber Lea Place for the care and comfort they provided. Friends will be received at the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 7 – 9 p.m. and on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 12 – 1 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. If wished, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences, donations and service details will be available at www.beckettglaves.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Ella in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.

 

Published January 19, 2011

Ron Cocking

COCKING, Ronald – Peacefully at the Gardenview Longterm Care Centre, Townsend on January 11, 2011. Ron Cocking in his 101st year. Husband of the late Mildred. Loving father of John (Donna) of Fisherville, Elizabeth (Bill) Hurkmans of Cayuga, and Roger (Yee-Ling) of St.Catharines. Dear grandfather of David (Lynda), Susan (Shane), Peter (Laurie), Elaine (David), Katherine (John), Robert (Sally), John (Simone), and Nathan (Stacey). Dear great grandfather of Jack, Eli, Abbey, Katie, Ethan, Claire, Alina, Sophia, Petra, Georgia, Isabelle, and Evelyne. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by four brothers and one sister. Funeral Service and Burial was held at the St. John’s Anglican Church, Cheapside on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the St. John’s Anglican Church. Arrangements by Hyde & Mott Chapel, Hagersville. www.rhbanderson.com

 

Robert Fiegehen

FIEGEHEN, Robert Chester – Passed away on January 12, 2011 in his 79th year. He leaves behind his wife Beryl and their combined 10 children. Bompa will be missed by all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has already taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated.

 

Anna Greenslade

GREENSLADE, Anna Mary (nee Howarth) – Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at NHNH, Simcoe in her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of Bruce (2008). Loving Mom of Bill and Joyce of Windsor, Sandy and Ron Sheppard of Simcoe, Janet and Gary Hepburn and Dick and Cindy all of Port Dover. Granny of eight and Great Granny of nine. Anna was a long time employee of Edward M. Jaques Drug Store and a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Family and friends will remember her for her wonderful pies and cookies and for her beautiful knit sweaters. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Anna’s life was held Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. The Rt. Reverend Clarence Mitchell officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the H/N Alzheimer Society or NHNH would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Steven Kett

KETT, Steven – On January 11, 2011 with his family by his side, after a courageous four year battle with cancer, and in his 26th year, Steven is finally free at last to walk through the fields without pain. Steven leaves behind his best friend and love of his life Renee Chortos, his parents Keith and Camille and his sister Kristina. Dearly loved grandson of Jean Weaver and the late Charles Weaver (1999) and Irene Kett and the late Lorne Kett (1960). Steven will also be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Steven’s passion for life was instilled in every person that he touched. His beautiful smile lit up any room he was in and anyone that knew him was inspired by his visionary and entrepreneurial spirit. As an inspiring viticulturalist, one of Steven’s dreams was to develop and run his own winery which has been set into motion with the purchase of his farm and planting of his first acreage of grape vines. Steven had respect for the natural world and loved the outdoors. To be within Steven’s kind and gentle presence was an honour. We are so proud of the accomplishments he achieved in his short, but very special life. Until we meet again, Stevie, we love you. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Steven at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Friday, January 14, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) and Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance was held on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Port Dover Community Centre, St. George St. Port Dover. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to a scholarship trust in Steven’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home or at Port Dover Composite School. Online condolences and/or donations can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Jo Ann Oakes

OAKES, Jo Ann (nee Butler) – Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 in her 63rd year. Beloved wife of Ron Oakes of Simcoe. Cherished mother of Simone Slater (Drew) of Waterford, their children Emily, Melissa and Josh; Renee Imre (Dave) of Otterville, their children Megan and Luke; Donna Oakes of Toronto and Shannon Oakes of Hamilton. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Wayne Butler (Debbie) of Port Dover and Rory Butler (Pam) of Simcoe. Jo will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Special thanks to her many loving care workers. Friends were invited to share their memories of Jo with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe for visitation on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A memorial service was held from Grace Baptist Church, 735 Norfolk St. North Simcoe on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Ken Wilson officiating. Private interment of ashes at a later date. Those wishing to donate are asked to consider the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com 519-426-0199.

 

Paulette Porter

PORTER, Paulette – Passed away surrounded by her loving family, after a brief battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in her 62nd year. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Colin and Anne Marie of Port Dover and Aaron and Robin of Port Ryerse. Proud and loving Grammy of Kayla. Dear sister-in-law of John Mattiazzi, and loving Aunt of Lee Ann and Tyler. Predeceased by her husband Richard, sister, Betty Ann Mattiazzi and brother-in-law, Vic Porter. Paulette will be sadly missed by her many other relatives and friends. She was an avid gardener and loved spending hours tending to her plants at her home in Port Ryerse where she has lived since 1988. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 from 6 pm to 9 pm (evening only), there will be no funeral service. For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

 

 

 

Published January 12, 2011

Suzanne Bisson

BISSON, Suzanne Marie – Passed away with family by her side, in her 82nd year. Mom will be fondly remembered by many generations. A private family gathering will take place at a later date. In memory of Suzanne, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Thomas Harry Langman

Thomas Harry Langman (Tom) — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tom Langman of R.R. 1 Vittoria in his 76th year, at Norfolk General Hospital on January 8, 2011 after a courageous 13-year battle with prostate cancer. Tom was born March 18, 1935 in Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island, he enjoyed many visits to his old “stompin’ grounds”. Tom retired from TDS, Hagersville in 1995. He leaves behind his cherished soulmate and companion of 23 years, Dorinda Carr, R.R. 1 Vittoria. Much loved stepfather of Lynn Sonnenberg, Port Dover and Cathrine Carr (Jerry Allaway), London. as well as step-grandchildren Sarah and Kaela Marvin, Simcoe and Tanya Carr, Victoria, B.C. Tom will also be missed by his beloved dogs Rascal and Gracie.

Tom was the last of seven children and is predeceased by siblings; Scott, twins Albert and Alberta, twins Calvin and Clive and Wellington and their parents Cecil and Grace Langman.

At Tom’s request no visitation or service will take place.The Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe entrusted with arrangements. Following cremation, Tom will be laid to rest by interring his ashes at the Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to donate are asked to consider the Simcoe & District Humane Society. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com

 

Published January 5, 2011

Beryl Campbell

CAMPBELL, Isobel “Beryl” (nee McIntosh) – surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, December 26th, 2010 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Keith Campbell (Sept. 21, 2004). Devoted and loving mom and gramby of Gayle and her husband Stuart of California, their sons Philip and Alex; Christopher and his wife Rochelle of Port Dover, their children Jack and Tess; and Elisabeth of Port Dover, her children Derek and Rachel; and beloved dedicated staff of Casey the cat. Beryl was a graduate of the Brantford General Hospital School of Nursing – Class of 55, a member of the Brantford Rat Pack, President of the Dover Cliff Hangers, a long time member of the Port Dover and Fort Myers Yacht Clubs as well as the Clucking Flock. Beryl could always be counted upon by her friends to step in for the Queen on all ceremonial occasions. Our Christmas angel will be sadly missed. Friends are invited to share their memories of Beryl with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for a time of remembrance and visitation on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in Beryl’s memory are asked to consider Camp Trillium – Rainbow Lake or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com, 519-426-0199.

 

June Finlay

FINLAY, June – of Ancaster passed away peacefully at the McMaster Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton on Friday December 31, 2010 in her 92nd year. Born in Toronto on March 15, 1919, daughter of the late Russell Seller and Elizabeth Woods. June is survived by her brother Jack Seller and his wife Helen of Ancaster, her sisters Janiece Buck of Port Dover, Joy Seller of Ancaster and her sister-in-law Margaret Anne (Peggy) Seller of Grand Bend, and ten nieces and nephews and seventeen great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Jene Seller (2001) and her brother-in-law Jack Buck (1988) and his son David Buck (1976). June retired in 1978 after a 32 year career as an analyst with Bell Canada. She was a member of the United Church and volunteered with the Theatre and Home Owner’s Association. Friends were invited to call at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, on Tuesday January 4, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 with Reverend Brian Elder officiating. Interment Woodhouse United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.ferrisfuneral.com. If so desired, donations may be made in June’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

Catherine Hemming

HEMMING, Catherine Lilian Marie – In Port Dover, on Thursday December 23, 2010 after a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Henry Hemming. Much loved by her children, Gail (deceased 2002), Craig and Wayne and their families. Kit had a large family with many siblings and was always a favourite with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her passions were her family, scrabble and the occasional sweet. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Port Dover Food Bank or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

 

Richard Jennings

JENNINGS, Richard Hubert, 88 – of Woodbridge on December 28, 2010. He was the son of the late Ethel and Harry Jennings. Survived by his wife Mary and son Rev. Canon Paul Jennings (Elisabeth), and grandchildren Magdelena, Cecilia and Bruno of Montreal. Also survived by his sister Barbara Copeman of Port Dover, nephew Dick Copeman, Port Dover, nieces Elizabeth Copeman of Stratford, Debbie Saunders and Virginia Copeman of Port Dover. Memorial service was held on December 31, 2010 at Christ Church, Woodbridge, followed by cremation.

 

Ellie Knight

KNIGHT, Janet Eleanor “Ellie” (nee Misner) April 30, 1931 – December 29, 2010. Ellie died peacefully, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto from a blood infection after a lengthy illness of heart and stroke problems. Loving mother of Glenn and Aaron. Dear sister of Dooner (John Leslie) and Peggy. Predeceased by her parents, she was the eldest of Elmore and Janet Misner. Predeceased by her siblings, Ken, Hank, and Gord. She will be sadly missed by her other family members. A second marriage with Robert Knight in 1962, separated in 1992, to later divorce. Ellie touched many lives over the years with her personable style and compassion to help anyone in need. Born in Port Dover, Ont. she moved to Toronto in the mid 50s, first working at Dress Makers Supply, then going on to design and manufacture her own line of high-end ladies wear. In the early 70s with her sister Peggy, they opened Misner’s, a retail fish store located on Yonge St. Another store named Ogamaw was opened at Yonge and Summerhill, supplying the best restaurants, hotels and anyone who demanded the very best. Other businesses included Crystal Palace, a high-end vintage Art Glass and furniture shop. Ellie was a life-long gardener and was awarded “Best Garden” by the Oriole Park Neighbourhood Association. In keeping with Ellie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Chapel, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. The Rt. Reverend Clarence Mitchell officiating. For those wishing donations to Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca May You Rest in Peace.

 

Jack Martin

MARTIN, Jack, of Erickson, Manitoba passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at his residence at the age of 72 years. Jack is survived by his children: Jacqueline Mink of Winnipeg, Georgette (Andrew Kirk) Mink of Barrie, Ont., John Martin of Winnipeg and three grandchildren: Jadzea Mink of Winnipeg and Monica and Brendan Mink of Barrie, Ont. Jack is also survived by brothers: Larry (Betty) Martin, David Martin, Joe (Dianne Tarris) Martin and sisters: Connie Sue (Joe) Robinson, Joanne (Doug) Kirk, and Mary Martin (Joan Dawkins). The funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from the Erickson Legion Hall. Mr. Elgin Hall officiated. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.net. Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of arrangements.

 

Marion McNeilly

McNEILLY, Marion Edith (nee Hanna) – With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of a much loved Mom and Grandma, Marion Edith McNeilly, at Brierwood Gardens, Brantford, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimers. With her daughters by her side, she was reunited with her high school sweetheart and husband of 63 years, Don McNeilly (August 2010) for a New Year’s kiss, a couple of minutes into the New Year of 2011, January 1 at age 83. Cherished Mom of Sandra Braun (Ted), Donna Jeffery (Gene), Lynn McNeilly, all of Brantford, and Steve McNeilly (Kim) of Port Dover. Much loved Grandma to Russ Braun (Donna), Angela Braun (Dan), Travis Ryder (Val), Allison Windsor (Kevin), Brandy Graham-Knapp (Carl), Tyler Graham (Terri), Ryan and Kevin McNeilly. Loved Great Grandma of eleven. Predeceased by infant granddaughter, Holly Ann Graham. Beloved sister of Bill Hanna (Joyce) of Simcoe and sister-in-law of Marilyn Balch of Fort Erie. Marion was a 61-year member of Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge #150, where she held all offices, was Degree Captain for many years, District Deputy President (1983-84), and recipient of the Decoration of Chivalry. Marion was also a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion #158 Ladies Auxiliary where she was secretary and in the colour party for many years. She was a long time member of Grace United Church. Many will remember Marion as Brown Owl for 18 years during which time she ran a number of Brownie Camps as Pack Holiday Chief at Camp Kienuka, Dunnville. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Marion on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. (evening only), a Rebekah Service at 6:15 p.m. and a Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service at 6:45 p.m. and Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake or H/N Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Marjorie Simpson

SIMPSON, Marjorie, of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, December 26, 2010 in her 76th year. Dearly loved wife of Roger. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Dan and Andrea, and Don and Thia, all of Port Dover, and Deborah. Cherished grandmother of Kyle, Kent, Danialle and Chad. Dear sister of Edward Phillips of Nobel. Marjorie was the bookkeeper for her husband, Roger’s business, Dover Service. She was a founder of Art in the Park in Port Dover held every year in August; she was also the organizer for the Port Dover Crafters for many years. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 (Market St. and St. Patrick St) Port Dover. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Port Dover /Woodhouse and District Community Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

Noreen Smith

SMITH, Noreen, passed away surrounded by the love of her family, at Norfolk General Hospital, on Sunday, December 26, 2010 in her 67th year. Cherished wife of Len. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Alesha and Jordon Stewart of Port Dover, Michelle and Tony Wei of New Jersey and Michael Smith of Port Dover. Loving grandmother of Slade, Petra and Andrew. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Eva and Bill Spain, Sally and Russell McKnight, Ethel and Robert Wilson and Robert Ottley. Noreen was a life long resident of Port Dover, she enjoyed socializing with the Jarvis Coffee Club, and meeting with her friends at Sally’s Bakery. She was a devoted wife and mother, her family was her first priority. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Noreen on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover, 519-583-1530 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Noreen’s life was held Thursday, December 30, 2010 in the funeral home Chapel at 1 p.m., Pastor Feere officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Lupus Foundation of Ontario or Norfolk General Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

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