Death Notices January 2014


Published January 22nd

Clifford Kennedy
KENNEDY, Clifford. Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in his 84th year. Predeceased by his wife Shirley (2006). Lovingly remembered by his sons Chuck (Louise Demontigny), Scott (Terry), David (Yvonne) and Rick. Proud grandfather of Mark, Kyle, Daniel (Jenna Pletsch) and great-grandfather of Madison and Samuel. Survived by brother Don (Gail) and sister-in-law Gwen Kennedy, nieces Dianna Shannon and the late Gary, and Darlene and George Furry. Predeceased by his brother Bill and sister and brother-in-law Isabel and Fred Havens. In keeping with Clifford’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations may be made in Clifford’s memory to the Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, Goderich. Friends may sign the book of Condolences at


Published January 15th

David Loshaw
LOSHAW, David Glenn of Port Dover, passed away at his home on Monday, January 13, 2014 in his 68th year after a courageous two-year fight with cancer. David was surrounded by the love of his wife Deanna, children Tam and Don, Willy and Deb, Rafe and Sherri and Becky, his grandchildren and friend Irene. He was a commercial fisherman for 27 years, a truck driver for 10 years and a farmer all his life. There will be no public visitation or service, a private 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 Canadian Cancer Society or the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at

Leonard Tilley
TILLEY, Leonard. Passed away at home on Friday, January 3, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Susan Tilley. Loving father of Kelly (Franco Patitucci), Kenny (Penny), Brad (Betty) and Scott. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Ashley, Jennifer, Rachael, Summer, Cherylyn, Mai and great-grandchildren Keely, Kia, Levi and Austin. Interment to take place at Prospect Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Letters of condolence, shared stories and memorial donations may be left for the family online at

Published January 1st

Lois Chowhan
CHOWHAN, Lois, R.N. Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the age of 81. Mary Lois Trepanier, beloved wife of the late Ralph Chowhan (1993). Loving mother of John “Jay” (Jo Banville) Chowhan of Ottawa, Debbie and Bob Randall of Princeton, and Tracey (Mark) Cummings of Alberta. Cherished grandmother of Jace, Taylor, Catriena, Becki, Cindi, and Kenny (Dana). Treasured great-grandmother of Braelynn. Lois was a dedicated volunteer for the Red Cross for many years. She was also a member of the Catholic Women’s League, and the Port Dover Yacht Club. Family and friends will be received at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Rd. N., on Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, 50 Palace St., Brantford, on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations in memory of Lois made to The St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation, the Grand River Conservation Authority, or the Brant Animal Aid Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. The family would like to express their thanks to the caring staff at Telfer Place, Paris, to the Nurses and staff at the BGH, and a big thank you to Mrs. Marie North. Special memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family through mccleisterfuneralhome@ McCleister 519-758-1553

A. M. Lee Gaunt

GAUNT, Alicia Mary (Lee) nee: Curtis. It is with a deep sense of loss that the family of Alicia Mary (Lee) Gaunt announce her passing at West Haldimand General Hospital on Thursday, December 19, 2013. She died peacefully, in her sleep, leaving behind the pain and physical challenges that intruded on her life these past few years. Lee faced life on her own terms and, at the end, she left it on her own terms. Her parting words were, “I did what I wanted to do. I have no regrets.” She began her law practice when she was a mere sixty years old. She once mused, “Here I am at sixty years old, when most people are beginning to slow down, but I’m picking up speed.” While she was working on her social work degree at McMaster University as a mature student, she took the plunge into law. Lee aced the LSAT examinations and studied at the University of Western Ontario. She reasoned that, if she was a lawyer, no one could make her retire at sixty-five. Lee’s family felt her great love, which we returned as best we could. She is survived by her son, Bob Gaunt (self-proclaimed favourite son,) Toronto, and daughter, Laurie Connor, Winnipeg, Manitoba; four amazing grandchildren, Erin Weller (Glenn), Kitchener, Michael Gaunt (Sheryl) Oakville, Robert Murray, Winnipeg, and Lee-Anna McKenzie (James) also Winnipeg; and three incredible great-grandchildren, Rylan (Mike and Sheryl), Camden and Caramarie (Erin and Glenn). Predeceased by her husband Neil (1992). In reply to the most asked question about her, Lee was 92 years old – not that she was counting. She operated her highly successful law practice in Port Dover almost to the end. Lee’s family sincerely hopes there are a lot of fast cars and wide-open highways in Heaven, or there might be a situation. Our mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother was a very giving and compassionate person. She would be very pleased if, instead of flowers, a donation be made to the charity of your choice.

Norma Jones
JONES, Norma Beatrice of Cedarwood Gardens passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday December 20, 2013 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 88th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Howard (2001). Loving mother of Nance (Jack) Ross, Ted (Fran) Payne all of Port Dover and Marty (Margaret) of Racine, Wisconsin. Proud grandmother of J.J, Dana, Marty, Melissa, Stephen, Jennifer, Lee, Kaitlin and Michael. Also honoured great-grandmother of Jarrett, Jack, Jaycee, Leo and Stanley. Predeceased by her parents John and Jessie, and her first husband Donald Payne, and siblings and their spouses, Clayton (Pansy), Jack (Millie), Betty (Knobby) and Marion (Reg). Norma was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Corp, and former Cub Scout leader. She loved to play shuffleboard, travel and stop at Tim Horton’s for a coffee, double cream one sweetener please. This sweet lady will be remembered and loved. A graveside service was held 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 Port Dover Library Fund would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and or donations can be made at

Published January 8th 2013

Angela Finch
FINCH, Angela Maureen. Passed away suddenly at her father’s home at R.R. #3, Waterford on Saturday, December 28, 2013 in her 46th year. Beloved daughter of Clarence and Duch Finch and Susan and Guy LaBone. Much loved sister of Joyce (Brian), Sarah and Beth (Joe). Predeceased by her sister Mary (October 2013). Dear step sibling to J.C. (Laurie), Robyn (Donald), Haley and Christina (James). Cherished niece to Barbara Howden, Sherry Lowe and Mary Winter and beloved aunt to 17 nieces and nephews. Angela was a member of the Special Olympics for many years participating in bowling, floor hockey, swimming and softball. She was a member of N.A.C.L. and was a treasured employee at Serafina in Simcoe. Friends were invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Service was held at Trinity Anglican Church, 80 Colborne St., S., Simcoe on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Tim Dobbin officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Special Olympics Ontario, Simcoe would be appreciated. Online condolences at

Donna Fleet
FLEET, Donna – Passed away suddenly at University Hospital in London on Friday, January 3, 2014, Donna Iris Fleet (nee Walker) of Woodstock in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late James Fleet (2000). Loving mother of David Fleet and his wife Lorrie of Woodstock, Sandy VanHorne and her husband Phil of St. Thomas, and John Fleet and his wife Kathy of Woodstock. She will be missed by her grandchildren Angela (Tim); Mathew; Sarah (Tony), their four children; Tammy (Jeff), their two children; Lacey (Matt), their two children; Turner and Mackenzie. Fondly remembered by her brother Wayne Walker his wife Sandra of Woodstock as well as her nephews Warren and Dean and their families. Friends were received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, for a visitation on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. A funeral service was held in the chapel at 3 p.m. Spring interment will take place in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodstock. If desired, memorial donations to Operation Sharing or A.R.F. (Animal Rescue Foundation) would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at

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