Death Notices November 2017

Published Novemeber 8st
David Cossar
COSSAR, David James – It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to the foundation of our family, our rock, our constant source of laughter, support and love. After a long fight David, in his 58th year, peacefully left this world surrounded by his family. Loving husband of 35 years to Gail; father of Kristi (Robert) Bonitatibus, Kelly (Greg) Paulmert; cherished Papa to Maddison, James and his fur grandbabies Willis, Dexter, Hank, Gibson and his kitty Billie Jean. He leaves behind his mother Rosemary (late Jim) Cossar and mother-in-law Mary (late Robert) Biddle. Brother to Judy (Marvin) Chambers, Deborah (Raymond) Elias, Sandy (Colby) Miller, Cindy (Rob) Jones; brother-in-law to Bob (Chris) Biddle, Allan Biddle, Bill Biddle, Barbara (Daryle) Delofosse, Wendy Smuck, Pat (Charlie) Jude, Tracy (Blair) DeBeau and Ken (Rosanna). He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation to be held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home in Port Dover on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service to be held at Grace United Church, 18 Chapman St. W., Port Dover on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford. Online condolences can be left at

Maurie Danko
DANKO, Maurie — passed away peacefully at the age of 55 on November 1, 2017 in Oshawa. He is survived by the love of his life, Julie Buck, and their two sons, Jonas and Jackson Danko. Beloved son of the late Maurice (Junior) Danko and the late Joyce Danko. Brother to Lori Danko and Sue Gangell and Uncle to Katie Gangell. Beloved nephew to Brenda and Danny Kennedy. Maurie will be lovingly remembered by all in the Buck Family. He loved Julie, Coldplay, chocolate, writing code and most of all being a Dad. Jonas and Jackson were his best work ever. We loved him crazy and will miss him forever. In respect of his wishes, there will be no service. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada ( or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

Don Kohli
KOHLI, Donald James – passed away at his home surrounded by family on October 30, 2017. Predeceased by his wife Waneeta (2011). Dear father of Douglas of Guelph, Richard of Niagara Falls and Marcy of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of Daryl, Tyler, Amber and Liam. Sadly missed by his brothers Harry of Welland and Michael and John of Cambridge. Predeceased by parents George and Mary, sister Joan and sister-in-law Mary. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service was held in Don’s memory on Saturday November 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Port Dover Cemetery. Rev. Sheena Marini officiated. 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 Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and condolences can be made at

Published Novemeber 1st

Gene O’Reilly
O’REILLY, Gene Wesley – Peacefully passed away surrounded by his family in Waterford at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Viola (Paton). Loving father of Ricci (and Eun Hee), Terrilynne (and Bill) Takacs, Robynne (and Garrett) Forrest. Very proud Pupa of Natasha (and Kevin), Trista-Anne (and Ross), Broc (and Rachel), Laci. Gene will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and family. Gene was a Correctional Supervisor for many years at Sprucedale, a Boy Scout Leader, and a Judo Instructor. Friends were received at the Waterford United Church on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 5:30 until service time at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mary Jo Patterson and Rev. Jeff Smith officiated. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Until we meet again Dad. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, 519-443-5332.

Herb Rogers
ROGERS, Herbert Lewis of Port Dover passed away in Burlington on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in his 90th year. Predeceased by his wife Martha (2011). Dearly loved father and father-in-law of James Rogers and his wife Susan of Burlington, Linda Rogers of Jarvis and Joanne Scherer and her husband Grant of Paris. Proud grandfather of his beloved grandchildren. Herb was a longtime member of the Port Dover Lions Club. He was very active and dedicated to many Lions projects and events. He was also a longtime member of St. Paul’s Church, previously serving as Warden. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Herb’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market and St. George Streets) on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2 p.m., followed by a Lions Service. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. The Reverend Tony Bouwmeester officiating. Private family interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Port Dover Lions Club or St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. On line donations and/or condolences can be made at

Posted: October 31, 2017

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