Death Notices – November 2018



Published November 7, 2018

Patricia Prouse
PROUSE, Patricia – of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Monday, October 29, 2018 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Harold. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Debby and Ed Long of Port Dover, Peggy Vince and Mike Juhasz of St. Thomas and Greg Prouse of Norwich. Dearly loved grandmother of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Carol-Ann. Will be sadly missed by her furry friend Ginger. Pat was previous owner/operator of Mainway Store in Delhi for many years with her husband Harold. In keeping with Pat’s wishes all services are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at


Published November 28, 2018

June Butchart

BUTCHART, June Marie – Passed away at the Stedman Hospice in Brantford on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Daughter of the late Howard and Camilla Meadows. Much beloved wife of David Butchart for over 51 years. Dear mother of Rick Cudmore (Cheryl), Rob Butchart (Nancy) and the late Tom (2001) and Mark (2016). Cherished grandmother of Nicole Alexander (Joe), Sam Cudmore and great-grandmother of Kaius and Kienna. Also surviving is her sisters Joyce (Ian Runnalls), Joan (Carl Kersey), Janet (George Richards), brother John Meadows (Donalee), nieces and nephews. In keeping with the families wishes, cremation has taken place and interment in the Port Dover Cemetery Niches at a later date. South Coast Burial and Cremation Alternatives, 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in June’s memory are asked to consider Stedman Hospice, 445 Grey St., Brantford, Ontario.



Dante Crotta

CROTTA Dante “Dino” of Port Dover, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in his 71st year. Cherished husband of Melinda. Dearly loved step-father of Christine Rayner of Port Dover and James Krentz (Debbie Fettes) of Waterford. Loving grandfather of Joy, Jessica, Austin, Winston, Richard, and Kaelyn. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Mario, Eugenio (Daily), Giuseppe “Joe” (Shirley), Piergracomo (Angelina), Atilio (Mary), and Luciano (Dianne). Predeceased by his parents Francisco and Maria. Dante was born in Italy and moved to Costa Rica where he grew up. He later came to Port Dover, calling it home for 53 years. He worked for Ontario Hydro and ran a local arcade for a short time. He spoke four languages: Italian, Spanish, English, and some Chinese dialect, and translated for and made many friends with the summer workers in Norfolk. Dante was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on the Port Dover pier during the derby. He loved hockey: volunteering for Dover’s local Clippers and Sailors teams and cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had been a member of the Optimist Club and gave time as a Big Brother. He was a fun loving, outgoing, generous man who enjoyed parades and Friday the 13th. Dante’s enthusiasm for life will be greatly missed. Friends were invited to meet with the family for visitation Friday, November 23, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Dante’s life was held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Chaplin Heather Macpherson officiated. Interment Waterford Greenwood Cemetery. For those wishing to make donations, donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at



Maggie Goulden
GOULDEN, Maggie (Margaret) July 14, 1927 – November 21, 2018. Born and raised in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, Margaret D’arcy Delargy started out as a Bookkeeper and Accountant when she first met a young Royal Navy sailor by the name of Denis Goulden in Ayre. Following an acceptance of proposal at Lulworth Cove, this sophisticated city lass and smart country lad married June 28,1947 in Glasgow before heading off to Jersey, Channel Islands. In Jersey, Maggie and Den were delighted with the births of two children, Denise and Ian. Lured by the promise of Canada, Maggie and Denis set out across the ocean and settled in London, Ontario in 1954, shortly followed by all the rest of the Delargy clan from Glasgow. A 1960s move to Brantford and the arrival of three more children, Lorraine, Anne, and Bev, clinched the deal. In Brantford, Maggie settled into the lively life of little theatre acting and singing. The Goulden household held many a party for many an exuberant bunch of aspiring actors and other characters. During those vibrant years, Maggie also holiday traveled much of the world with Den. All over Europe, Morocco, and even the USSR as it was known then. The latter was a trip well remembered. It was during the Brantford years that Maggie decided she wanted to teach, and she was most proud of achieving her degree from the University of Western Ontario while a mother of five children. She went on to become quite a popular English teacher – her love of literature and exuberant manner inspired many a young mind. A move to Sarnia in the 1970s and another in the 80s to Vancouver with a final move back to London in the 90s left many fond memories for Maggie. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in Dorset, England with Lord Digby hosting. Interspersed between the parties and events, there were strolls in the forests of Ontario and British Columbia, and great sailing adventures exploring Burrard Inlet, Horseshoe Bay, and the Strait of Georgia out there in the lotus land of Vancouver, British Columbia. Intelligent, beautiful, vivacious, and with a voice made for singing to the heavens, Maggie is remembered forever as a young Pearl to those who knew her when she was young. She lived a long, remarkable, and full life. She is fondly loved and missed by her brother Gerry, her daughters Denise, Lorraine, and Anne (Steve Harold); her grandchildren Josh, Michael, Katie, Dylan and Colton; and her nieces and nephews Brian, Rob, Steve, Mike, Shona, Chris, Darcy, Jim Jr. and Barb. Predeceased by her beloved husband Denis Goulden, her loving brother Jim and sisters Josephine (Joe) and Sheila, and dearly missed son Ian and and daughter Bev (Dwight McLeod). Flowers are gratefully declined with thanks. Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in Maggie’s memory may consider a donation to a children’s charity or other of your choosing. Cremation has taken place. Prayers and interment will be held at Holy Family Mausoleum-St. Peter’s Cemetery on Saturday morning, December 1st, 2018 at 11 o’clock. Your memories and condolences may be made through



Shirley Plastow

PLASTOW, Shirley (nee Wiley) passed from this world to the next on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in her 68th year. Forever loving her, her soul mate Maurice Plastow. Proud daughter Holly (Shawn) Balcomb. Fortunate grandchildren Shelby and Dylan. A large and well bred extended family, as well as friends and online community. Shirley’s wit and humour will be dearly missed as well as her counsel and comfort. The family asks that trees or flowers be planted in her honour as that is what Shirley loved most. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530. Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Port Dover Lions Club Botanical Garden. Online donations and or condolences can be made at



Jay Roxburgh

ROXBURGH, John “Jay” passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 17, 2018 while on vacation in Mexico in his 66th year. Loving husband of Audrey, dear father of John (Natasha) of Niagara Falls and Doug (Rachel) of Edmonton. Cherished son of John and his wife Erica and June Miller. Sadly missed by his sisters Cindy (Don) McInally of Simcoe, Jacque (Steve) Newton of Woodstock and Vera (Mike) Crossley of Hannon. Lovingly cared for by six grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law Joe (Becky) Blake of Kitchener, Dennis (Minda) Blake of Port Dover, Dan (Maureen) Blake of Winnipeg, Paul (Cindy) Blake of Oakville, Kathleen (Dave) Musselman of Glen Meyer and Dave (Margaret) James of Simcoe. Predeceased by his first wife Victoria and stepfather Robert Miller. Jay was a former Kinsmen member in Simcoe and was involved with minor hockey in Port Dover and Simcoe. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service of Remembrance and Prayers will be held in memory of Jay in the funeral home Chapel on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. Deacon Frank Chowhan officiating. For those wishing, donations to the London Health Sciences Victoria Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at




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