Published May 2, 2012
COPEMAN, Richard “Dick”, of Port Dover, passed away suddenly at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, April 27, 2012 in his 57th year. Loving father of Alexis and Lee Copeman of Port Dover. Dearly loved brother of Elizabeth Copeman and Virginia Copeman both of Stratford and Debbie Saunders and her husband Michael of Port Dover. Will be sadly missed by Cheryl Copeman and Laird and Doris Mason. Much loved uncle of Meaghan MacDonald and her husband Josh of Caledonia and Haley and Michael Saunders of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Barbara Copeman. Dick was a life-long resident of Port Dover. He was the owner/operator of Dick Copeman Plumbing and Heating. He was well known in Port Dover and a regular guest of the Dover Dairy Bar, a great meeting place for area tradesmen. He was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. In his spare time Dick could have been seen around town driving his pride and joy, his 1970 Olds Cutlass. He will be missed by his family, friends, and customers, and fondly remembered for his great sense of humour. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Dick at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Monday, April 30, 2012 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Dick’s life was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Cremation followed. Father Kendall Reimer officiated. For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
STEWART, Theresa (Krubinski) of Simcoe, passed away at Hardy Terrace LTC on Friday, April 27, 2012 in her 95th year. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Lyle and Judy of Simcoe, Dave and Diane of Simcoe, Sharon LaSalle of Waterford, Anthony of Tillsonburg, Gary and Ruth of Port Dover, Threasa Stewart of Simcoe, Charles of Simcoe, Christopher and Glenna of Port Dover, Rita Stewart and James Hamilton of St. Thomas, Gerard and Jocelyn of Timmins and Lois Stewart of Alliston. Proud and loving grandmother of 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Nick and Connie Krubinski of California, Joseph and Venda Krubinski of Simcoe, Evelyn and Harold Elsie of Mississauga, Terry Hagen of Port Dover, and Bernard McDermott of California. Predeceased by her husband, James, son Jim, son-in-law Victor LaSalle, brother Andrew Krubinski, sister Betty Sandam and her husband Howard, Mary Robinson and her husband Frank, sisters Hilda McDermott and Veronica Hagen. Theresa was a former member of the CWL and St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. She was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles and spent many hours crocheting and quilting. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be lovingly remembered by her family. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530 on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 p.m. Parish prayers at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Road, Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
GILES, Joseph George. October 18th, 1948 – April 26th, 2012. Passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital at the age of 63. A well respected heavy equipment operator and 43-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 793. Beloved son of the late Lily Giles and Ray Giles. Survived by his two children, Catherine Giles-Roman (Julio), Clinton Giles (Samantha) and his four grandchildren, Juliana, Calum, Cecilia and Lexee, and former spouse, Bettee Giles. Also survived by his five brothers, Ray, Gordon, Ron, Robert, and Rick Giles. Joe will be sadly missed. His notorious stubborn drive, determination, and distinctive personality let him do things his way till the grand finale. A celebration of his life, will be held at the Caledonia Lions Hall, 100 Haddington Street, Caledonia, Friday May 4th, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to email@example.com
TISDALE, Howard – Born in Simcoe, raised in Port Dover. With heavy hearts and surrounded by his family, Howard fell asleep after a courageous fight on April 25, 2012. Loving husband and best friend of Helen Tisdale (Spooner). Married for 59 years. Beloved father of Gregory, Deborah White of California and Richard (Ruth) of Cobourg. Grandfather of Andrew and Justin Tisdale. Survived by brother Ed (Norma), sister Marion and sisters-in-law Faye and Marg. Predeceased by his parents Benjamin and Hazel Tisdale, sisters Edith (Charlie), Viola (Jim), Helen (Cecil) and brothers Ross and Harry. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Brantford on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com. Donations in Howard’s memory to Hospice Wellington, 795 Scottsdale Dr., Guelph, ON, N1G 3R8 would be appreciated by the family.
Published May 9, 2012
McCOLLOW, Mary (Gallant) (nee Coldwell). Born in Black River, NS, December 23, 1922. Passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC, Port Dover on May 2, 2012 at the age of 89. Beloved mother of Joyce Karges (Terry) and Mike Gallant (Margo). Loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Lloyd Coldwell and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband James (2001), two sisters and one brother. Services were held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home. Cremation followed. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Published May 16, 2012
GRANT, Garry. Of Grand Prairie, Alberta, formerly of Port Dover, passed away May 7, 2012 at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer. Garry attended public school in Port Dover. Beloved son of the late Art and Thelma Grant. He is survived by his three children Chelsea, Daniel, Garry Jr.; long-time partner Tina; brother Don and Verna Grant, Orillia; sister Diane and John Macaulay, Port Dover; brother Terry and Laureen Grant, Wasaga Beach; sister and best friend Judith and Frank Hartman of Regina, Sask; sister Cheryl and Jeff Myke, Aylmer. May he rest in peace.
Ann Marie Lavery
LAVERY, Ann Marie (Nee Heslin), Unexpectedly, but peacefully rejoined her beloved sister Pauline. Ann died at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, ON on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Tom, her sister Pauline and brothers Steven and Jack She is survived by her elder brother Joseph, nephews Brian (Donna) of Tofield, Alta., Edward (Kathleen) of Moffat, ON, nieces Mary Jo DaSilva (Rick) of Toronto and Alice Dean (Danny) of Mississauga. Dearly missed by cousin Glenda Madott and Rita Greer and beloved friends Kay and Julian Whittaker. Ann started her nursing career in Toronto at St. Joseph’s Hospital and practiced in 14 areas of nursing with passionate determination in Toronto, New Orleans, Tampa and Norfolk County. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd, Port Dover, on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation 1 hr prior at the church. Father Stephen Savel celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the H/N Alzheimer Society or the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
LEE, Donald Frank. Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the age of 65. Loving husband of Patricia nee Evans. Beloved father of Tanya (Kevin Bishop) and Tara (Wyatt Gill). Proud Papa of Payton Rose, Aidan, Parker and twins Braedan and Hannah. Survived by sister Cathy Wishart, sisters-in-law Helen Evans, Bernie Villamere and brother-in-law Hugh (Helen) Evans. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by nieces, nephews, family and friends. A special thank you to the ICU Staff at the Ajax Hospital and the CVICU Staff at St. Michael’s Hospital. A Funeral Service has been held and the arrangements were entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home, 905-428-8488. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be placed atwww.mceachniefuneral.ca
MORGAN, Herbert Charles, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on May 12, 2012 in his 82nd year. Surrounded by his family, his wife Daryl (Douglas) of 60 years, daughters Carol and Viki, grandchildren Lara and Dave Dean, Krissi and Scott Aitken, Michael and Kim Kelly and 3 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held. A Celebration of Life will be held 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. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Talbot, George Henry, passed away peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the age of 72. He is survived by his loving wife Beverly. Beloved father of Bradley and his wife Doris, Charlene and Christine. Proud Pappa of Chad, Jesse, Brendon, Danielle, Aydin, Chase and Austin. He will be truly missed by nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to his brother Jim and wife Joanne, his sister Sandra and cousin Sue for their unconditional love and support during this difficult time. He was a proud member of Local 46 Steamfitters and Plumbers for over 50 years. Family and friends can honour and celebrate his life on Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, 212 Market St. E., Port Dover. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
MATTHEWS, Ruth Eleanor (nee Lowe), 1933 – 2012, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John Edward (Bunny) Matthews who passed away on April 5, 1999. Ruth was the only child of Daisy (Arnold) Lowe (1993) and Robert Lowe (1982). Ruth will be missed by her son David and his wife Anne (O’Dwyer) Matthews and their daughters Meika (Pete Spencer) and Lauren (Greg Ardiel) as well as Ruth’s long time friend Shirley Long. Ruthie was a loving and caring daughter, friend, wife and mother. Ruthie was also a devoted grandmother and was at her happiest when she was with Bunny and spending time with her “little girls”. While Alzheimer’s may have robbed Ruthie of her own special memories, her family lives on to remember and to tell her story.
So we’ve already said “Good Bye”,
To the person that we knew.
The person that we truly loved,
The person that was you.
And so, when we remember,
We’ll think of all the rest.
We’ll concentrate on earlier,
And remember all the best.
We think of you as yesterday
When you were fit and well.
And when we’re asked about you,
It’s those things that we’ll tell.
(D. Underwood 2010)
Please take a moment to remember Ruthie. Memories are very special and should be cherished. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530.
Published May 30, 2012
MASON, Doris Eleanor, of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in her 91st year. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Laird Mason, daughter Cheryl Copeman, grandchildren Alexis and Lee Copeman, brother-in-law Ora Mason and his wife Annie, sister-in-law Muriel Birdsell, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her son Michael, Dick Copeman, brothers John Murphy (Edith), Dos Murphy and brother-in-law Wilf Birdsell. Doris was a long time member of Fern Rebekah Lodge, Simcoe, Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge, Port Dover and the L.A.P.M. Family and friends were invited to a graveside service on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Port Dover Cemetery. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Arrangements 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 at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca