Death Notices – May 2019

 

Published May 22, 2019

Jacqueline Clark
CLARK, Jacqueline Scovil nee Yerex, formerly of Port Dover and Delhi, passed away peacefully on February 28 in her 86th year at the Kensington Hospice in Toronto, surrounded by her three children. Friends are invited to share their memories of Jacqueline at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Service to Celebrate her life will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.) Port Dover. The Reverend Tony Bouwmeester officiating. Inurnment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to The Port Dover Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Muriel MacDonald
MacDONALD, Muriel Jean (nee Jackson) of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family, on Monday, May 13, 2019 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Donald (2008). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Rod and Dorothy MacDonald and Patty Perrott and Bob Wood all of Port Dover. Loving grandmother of Andrew and Mark MacDonald and Nathan and Jacob Perrott and great-grandmother of Nolan and Ivy. Dear sister-in-law of Jean Jackson of Simcoe. Predeceased by her parents Warren and Jean Jackson, grandson Micheil MacDonald, brother Gordon Jackson, sisters Annie Jackson, Margaret Porritt and her husband Ralph and Lottie Lampman and her husband Harley. Muriel was a Registered Nurse and worked many years in health care. She was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch #158, Port Dover. Muriel was an enthusiastic card player and enjoyed many games of bridge with her friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at noon at Knox Presbyterian Church, Chapman St. Port Dover, with visitation one hour prior at 11 a.m., at the church. Pastor Pamela Hogewoning officiating. Inurnment Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Who Did It Club, or Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 158, Port Dover. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Allen McMann
McMANN, Allen – Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Allen McMann (April 19, 1937 – March 22, 2019) on Sunday, May 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Port Dover Legion, 208 Market Street. Words of remembrance at 1:30 p.m., followed by Allen’s favourite fiddle tunes.

Miroslava (Mira) Piper
PIPER, Miroslava (Mira) —Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital, while surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Lance (of 53 years), and loving mother to Debbie (David) Reid, Greg (Reagan), Kevin (Sonya). Proud Baba to Petronella, Charlotte, Willem, Alexander and Piper. Mira will be sadly missed by her sister Dorothy, brother Yugo (Marion), two nieces and two nephews. Mira was born in Timmins and raised in Windsor in an active Serbian community. Mira taught and retired from teaching in Norfolk County. She loved gardening, singing in the choir, was of proud Serbian heritage, enjoyed reading and crosswords, spending time with family and friends and spoiling her grandchildren. Mira will be missed. Friends are invited to share their memories of Mira at visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10 a.m. to service time. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel, followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to St. Joseph’s 3 Wishes Project, the Kidney Foundation or charity of your choice. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

“Gerry” Vanderpost
VANDERPOST, Gerard Antony “Gerry” of Simcoe, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Adeline. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Gerry of Brantford, Antony of Simcoe, Julie and Allan Welsh of Simcoe and Karen Waldick of Port Dover. Loving grandfather of Elyse, Paul, Whitley, Hannah, Riley, Garrett, Brook, and Karli, and great-grandfather of Luke. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Andy and Kay Vanderpost of Simcoe, Willie and Bob Boles of British Columbia, Ann Fekete of Burford, Betty and Ted Sherman of Combermere, Yvette Vanderpost of Port Dover and Karen Vanderpost of British Columbia. Predeceased by his parents Job and Johanna, brothers Jack, Tony, Joe and his wife Sharon, his sisters Rita Lenis and her husband Burt, Marlene Elliot and her husband Grant and brother-in-law, Steve Fekete. Gerry loved music, he was a self-taught musician learning to play accordion, piano and organ. He was the organist at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church for 30 years. Gerry was deeply devoted to his grandchildren and loved anytime spent with them. Visitation for Gerry will be held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover 519-583-1530 on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service to honour Gerry’s life will be held Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Father Lucio Couto officiating. For those wishing, donations to Society of St. Vincent de Paul would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published May 15, 2019

David Allan
ALLAN, David Lloyd – Passed away at his residence in Port Dover on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in his 58th year. Son of Olive Allan (née Marshall) and the late Robert Allan. Much beloved husband of the late Helen Baer (2018). Dear brother of Bill Allan (Irene), Karen Seim (Rick) and Bryan Allan. Cherished uncle of Caryes (Josh), Sherisse (Mike), Shane (Vanessa), Spencer (Michelle), Stanton (Megan) and Matthew. Also surviving are great-nieces, nephews and special friends Mike, Dave, Bob, Kevin and Paul. Cremation has taken place. South Coast Funeral and Cremation Alternatives, 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in David’s memory are asked to consider the Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

 

Published May 1, 2019

Mary Cook
COOK, Mary Edith (McCutcheon) was called Home on Monday, April 22, 2019 surrounded in love by her family. Born on May 21, 1930, Mary was the beloved mother of Dan and Dennis (Maxine) McCutcheon. Predeceased by her children Cheryl (1965), and Brian (1973), as well as her husbands George McCutcheon (1981) and Earl Cook (1998). Dear companion of the late Henry Visser (2004). Mary is survived by her sisters Carol and Margaret. Predeceased by her sister Ruth. Beloved grandmother of Melanie (Miguel Correia) and Jeff (Erin) McCutcheon. Great-grandmother of Victoria, Sophia, Donald and Landon. Special “Mom” to Shelley Wenige. Mom was a life-long avid fan of the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Toronto Blue Jays, curling and sports in general. In earlier years, she enjoyed the time she devoted to her church groups as well as Boy Scouts and various other community organizations. Travel was always a passion for Mom in particular Northern Ontario that always held a special spot in her heart. Her love for baking was shared by many and you may have sampled one of her pies. In following with Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life is planned. Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of our mother is asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Norfolk General Nursing Home.

Deborah Leslie

LESLIE, Deborah (MacDonald) in her 68th year passed at the Hamilton General Hospital on April 26, 2019. Beloved Mom of Kerry (Rick), dear step-daughter of Julius, predeceased by her parents Joan and Andrew. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wendy (Alf), Drew, Linda (Scott), Brian (Morag), Robin, Ian (Zeny), Grant (Bonnie). Loving Aunt to Shannon (Brett), Michael, Casey (Mel), Scott (Kayla), DJ and Jamie. Great-aunt of many. Friends are invited to share their memories of Deb with the family at visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 2, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m., followed by the Service in the funeral home Chapel at 2 p.m. Pastor Ted Smith officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Lupus Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

David Ryerse
RYERSE, David Andrew “Big Daddy” – It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Big Daddy on April 24, 2019 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Jean in 2010, brother Douglas Ryerse and sister Patty Gamble. David will be sadly missed by his son Eric (Krissie) and his daughters Nina (Robert) Bell and Lori (Brian) Johnston all of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of Channing (Theresa), Carlee, Jason (Kaitlyn) and Olivia (Cassie). Dear great-grandfather of Noah, Reese, Tyler, Lucas, Curtis, Madyn and Elora. David had a lifetime association with the Commercial Fishing Industry in Port Dover and a great love for the lake. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A celebration of David’s life will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 302 St. George Street, Port Dover on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. For those wishing, donations to the Ronald McDonald House Charities or St Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

June Sibthorpe
SIBTHORPE, June Elva (affectionately known as “Bubba”) – At Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario on April 24, 2019, June Sibthorpe in her 88th year. Wife of the late James A. Sibthorpe (2003). Dear mother of Kelly Sibthorpe (Willemina Zwart) of London and their daughter Sarah Keast (Chris) and their daughter Stella, and Jeremy Sibthorpe; and Shari Anne Sibthorpe and her daughter Faith Shelly (Amos) and their children Eden, Judah and Mercy. She is also survived by a brother Spencer Matts. June was a long time member of Calvary Church, Simcoe and active in the Linus Group of Calvary Church. Friends are invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe for visitation on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Willemina Zwart officiating. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.ferrisfuneral.com.

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