Death Notices June 2017

Published June 28th

Mae Bourne
BOURNE, Mae Adele (nee Ide) – Passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in her 90th year. Dear daughter of the late Jesse (nee Fell) and Thomas Ide. Predeceased by her husband Paul (1998). Mae will be greatly missed by her son David, daughter-in-law Susan, granddaughter Deanna and husband Sean (Blaney) and her great-granddaughter Vanessa. Continuing to hold her in their hearts will be nieces Loretta Routsky, Connie Ide, Barb Semple, Mary Jane King (Bill), Valerie Bourne and Tammy Hoffschild (Peter), nephews Frank Ide, Tom Semple, Timothy Ide, Christopher Bourne, Peter Bourne and cousins Jeri Ide, Rick Keens and Susan Wallace, sister-in-law Erie Ide, the Olson family, Gwen Barton, Terry Patterson and the many extended family and friends on Rosedale Lane, Port Dover and Hamilton. Predeceased by all 9 brother and sisters and their partners as well as nieces Judy Kyle, Wendy Ide and Penny Ide, nephew Stan Routsky and cousin Kitt Keens. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her amazing life will take place on Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Branch #158 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 212 Market Street East, Port Dover. In Lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mae’s name are asked to consider the Heart and Stoke Foundation or the Humane Society. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519-426-5102) in care of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

Joe Chausic Sr.
CHAUSIC, Joseph “ Hopper ” – Peacefully passed without pain at Dover Cliffs Long Term Care Home in Port Dover, Ontario on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the age of 89 years. Born on February 15, 1928 in Wasylow, Ukraine. Joseph was the only son of the late Maksym and Ahafia Chauszcz. Joseph is survived by his former spouse and friend Joan (Schuler) Chausic along with his daughter-in-law Melissa (Jolly) Chausic (Jason). Cherished father of Timothy and Joseph Jr. and predeceased by his eldest son Jason Chausic in 2011. Fondly remembered grandfather of Dana, Christopher, and Tamra Chausic. Beloved brother of Ann (Huska) of Welland. Also preceded in death by his sisters Mary (Cooley) and Julie (Hrynkiw) of Brantford. He will be lovingly missed by his numerous nieces and nephews, his many friends, caregivers, and extended family members. Joseph was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist, 93 Terrace Hill Street in Brantford and he enjoyed many celebrations and services there involving his Ukrainian heritage. Joseph was an employee of Gates Rubber Canada until his retirement and worked at the Iroquois and Henry Street plants for a total of 23 years. He was a member of the Gunners Club for many years and was known to many friends and acquaintances as “Hopper” or “Joe Hopper”. His many hobbies included swimming, cycling, bowling league, and he even ventured into roller blading for a time at the youthful age of 77. Anyone who knew Joe from his youth and into his 60s and 70s knew he could hold his own on the dance floor. Be it Ukrainian dance, ballroom or jive. His card was always full. Joseph could be seen in the neighbourhood he grew up in covering the Waterloo, Duke and Pearl Street areas of Brantford when he was young sporting a fedora and his zoot suit. He was a member of the now infamous “Pearl Street Gang”. Later, as a resident of Dover Cliffs, it was learned that one of his ward mates that was bedded down beside him was actually a rival gang member in the same neighbourhood. The two without thought, put the past behind them, shared stories, and became quick friends, as Joseph was always one to forgive past transgressions. Joseph will be missed by his family and many friends and staff members of Briarwood Gardens and Dover Cliffs for his amazing smile, and famous one liners and humour he was known for such as “How ya doin’ kiddo”? He would wait for your response, and always reply with “Well, you’re lookin’ good”. Our family wishes to extend our sincerest thanks to all the family, Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home and Chapel, caregivers of both long-term care facilities, practitioner Mike Godelie of Dover Cliffs, Father Roman, and Father Mironovich for their loving care, service and kindness toward Joseph. A Ukrainian and English prayer service at time of interment will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, 393 St. Paul Ave; Brantford, on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Canadian Spine Research and Education Fund. Condolences may be left on Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home and Chapel online guest book at: .

Stan Mott
MOTT, Stanley Foster – With great loss, the family announces the passing of Stan at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, June 19, 2017 of Waterford at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Jane (Haviland). Loving father of Terry, Brad (and Kathy), Heather (and Scott) Wlodarczyk. Proud grandpa of Avalon, Addison; Olivia, Harrison; Mya and the late Matthew. Friends were received Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to Norfolk General Hospital’s Build a Better Hospital Campaign.


Published June 21st

Mary Dougherty
DOUGHERTY, Mary – Of Brantford, formerly of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital, on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband Bert (2015) and parents Albert and Flossie. Mary is survived by her beloved children Doug (predeceased Judy) of Winnipeg, Kevin (Michelle) of Stratford, Rosanne (Jerry) Atkinson of Port Ryerse, Sherry Viveen (Pete Fairchild) of Brantford, Lori (Scotty) Rainey of Brantford, Barbara Dougherty (Lestrade George) of Montreal and Gary (Stephanie) of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Carol, Jim, Joy and Jean. Mary was a long time member of Grace United Church and an associate member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158. She was a hardworking lady who spent many years working in agriculture. In earlier days she enjoyed bowling, playing golf, dancing and travelling with Bert. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Interment to follow at Port Dover Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. If friends desire, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. On-line condolences or donations may be made at

Joe Misener
MISENER, Joseph Robert “Joe” – surrounded by his loving family at the Stedman Hospice, Brantford on Monday, June 12, 2017 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Linda Misener (nee Donaldson) of Port Dover. Loving father and grandfather of Kimberly Marshall (Gerry) of Caledon, children Sarah, Jessica, Julia, Shane, and Theresa; Kevin Misener (Charlene) of Toronto; Kathy Chan (Andrew) of Coquitlam, B.C., their daughter Natasha; Cara Antonissen (Darren) of Delhi, daughters Lexi and Katie; and Phil Misener of Fredericton, N.B., his daughter Ryleigh. Dear brother of Louise Podrebarac (George) of Waterloo. Joe will be lovingly remembered by Linda’s mother, Joyce Donaldson, and by her brothers Jack Donaldson (Marg) and Rick Donaldson (Susan). Joe will be remembered as a “special” son-in-law to Elva Broker; brother-in-law to Les and Lena Broker, Patti Powless, Dawn and Randy Booker, and Gerald and Dianne Broker. Predeceased by his parents, the late Gordon (2001) and Vera (2007) Misener and by his sister Patricia Baker (2004). Joe’s true passion was the love of playing his harmonica. He was a lifetime member of the Vittoria Masonic Lodge and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends were invited to share their memories of Joe with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe for visitation on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Joe’s funeral service was held from Grace United Church, 18 Chapman St. W., Port Dover on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jeff Smith officiated. Interment: Port Dover Cemetery. Those wishing to donate in memory of Joe are asked to consider the Stedman Hospice, Brantford. Personal online condolences at (519- 426-0199).

Linda Moodie
MOODIE, Linda Darlene – After a courageous battle with cancer, Linda passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, June 12, 2017. Predeceased by her parents the late Alex and Jean Guthrie. Beloved husband of Frank Moodie for 46 years. Loving mother of Lisa Kwarciany (Mark, 2014). Cherished grandma to Riley. Dear sister of Larry Guthrie (Dorothy). Predeceased by her sister Brenda Holliday (2015) (Lennard). A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., at Woodhouse United Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will follow at Port Dover Legion Branch 158, 212 Market St. E., Port Dover, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519-426-5102) in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Linda’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at A special thank you to Dr. Hynscht and staff, and CBI Home Health Nursing.


Published June 14th

John Cooke
COOKE, John, (P.Eng.) passed away at Norview Lodge, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Irene and his long-time companion Fern Thompson. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by the Thompson family, the Hayward family, his family in Wales and abroad. Local friends, and the staff and residents at Norview Lodge will also miss him. A private service will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at

John Johnston
JOHNSTON, John James: Passed away peacefully at Dover Cliffs Long Term Care Home while surrounded by his family on Monday, June 5, 2017 in his 101st year. Son of the Late William and Annie (O’Brien) Johnston. Loving father of Donna Cole (Ron), John (Donna), Barb Snow (Daryl), Betty Anne and Billy. Cherished grandfather of Steven (Mary), Julie (Mark), Lorie (Mark), Chris, Tracy (Paula), John (Carolyn), Darren (Megan), Nathan, Stephanie, Brooke, Cheryl and was predeceased by grandson Jason. Also surviving are his 17 great-grandchildren, sister Meta, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 10 siblings. John was an Overseas Veteran of W.W.II. and a member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 Port Dover. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral was held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. Legion Padre Reverend Bryan Robertson officiated followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in John’s memory are asked to consider a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at

Published June 7th 

Bill Butler
BUTLER, William Robert “Bill” – surround by family at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Thursday, June 1, 2017 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Louise Butler-Pokolm (nee Tebbe) of Port Dover. Loving father of Carl Butler (Janet) of Simcoe, Kim Bulter-Joseph (Wayne) of Simcoe, Jeff Butler of Halifax, and John Clement (Pam) of Victoria, BC. Cherished grandfather of Stephanie (Steve Rabey), their children Chloe, Carlie, Chelsea and Callie Rabey; Michelle (Charlie Chase), daughter Aubrey; Tyler Kannawin (Robin), son Jacob;  Tayler Kannawin, Adam Kannawin (Andrea Blizman) and Emily Butler.  Bill will be lovingly remembered by Louise’s children, the late Perry Pokolm (2015), his wife Linda, Murray (Lawriena), Larry (Donna), Della Pokolm, Darren and Terry (Rhonda) and by his only nephew Glenn Shortt (Yvonne). Predeceased by his sister Janet Shortt (1956), his father Thomas (1968) and mother Hilda (2006). Bill was active in the community as President of the Port Dover Kinsmen Club, a member of the Public School Board and Advisory Committee of Norfolk Secondary Schools and was also active in his church in B.C. “I guess this is Good Bye!  In my life I had exactly what was meant to be, God, a family, a rewarding career, a few good friends and lots of acquaintances and that is all a person really needs. I wish you friends love and laughter, find it where you can, until we meet again…” A private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date. The Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in memory of Bill are asked to consider the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton or Camp Trillium –  Rainbow Lake. Personal online condolences at (519-426-0199).

David Reeves
Passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at age 82. Survived by loving wife of 60 years Elizabeth (nee Fabu), daughters Susanna (David), Natalie (Garry). Predeceased by his son Ashley. Grandpa to Allison and Braeden. Step-grandpa to Evan, Stephen (Toronto), Spencer, Chris, and Zach (Calgary). Brother of Richard, Larry, Patsy, Janice, and Rosemary. Predeceased by parents Arthur and Jessie, brothers John, Robert, and Dennis. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. David was a dedicated Secondary School teacher with WECDSB and also worked with the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers (Vedder Crossing, BC). He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 and retired as a Captain from the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment. David delighted in seeing the development of young people: his students, cadets, and most of all his grandchildren. He enjoyed reading, music, gardening and spending time with his pets Sassy, Joey, and Otis. David’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to CCAC, WRH-Met Campus ICU for the care and compassion shown to David and his family. Donations to the Canadian Dachshund Rescue or Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1983 St. Mary’s Gate, Walkerville on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave. South, Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

Janet Walker
WALKER, Janet – Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the West Haldimand General Hospital. Mrs. Janet Walker of Jarvis, formerly of Port Dover in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Rogers (2004). Loving mother of Debb (Willy) and Mike (Brenda). Cherished Grandma and Nanner to Michael, Jessie, Bailey (Jesse) and Riley. Dear sister to Linda Stratton (Bill). Lifelong best friend to Barb Goodale. Predeceased by her parents Delmer and Dorothy Misener, brother Richard “Dick” Misener and son-in-law Ronald Long. Janet will be sadly missed by other relatives, friends and her extended family at Leisure Living in Jarvis. At Janet’s request, cremation has taken place with a private family interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. If so desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe. (519-426-1314) Online condolences may be made at


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