Death Notices October 2013

Published October 23rd

John Gifford Embleton
EMBLETON, John Gifford “Giff” of Port Dover passed away suddenly at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, October 20, 2013 in his 80th year. Giff is survived by his loving wife Gail, cherished children Kelly Lee and Abby Ellen both of Port Dover and adored grandchild John. Fondly remembered by his brother Lee and sister-in-law Colleen of Niagara Falls and brother-in-law Ian Smith also nephews Bobby and Michael. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth Ellen (Beth). In his younger years Giff was a member of the drum corp, although no longer a member his passion for the corp continued, he was a car enthusiast, record collector and enjoyed trips with his daughter in her 18 wheeler. In keeping with Giff’s wishes cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519)583-1530. For those wishing donations to Autism Ontario or the Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Michael Gustin
GUSTIN, Michael Steven. Passed away at his residence in Vittoria surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 16, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer in his 54th year. Son of Margaret and the late Charles Gustin and much beloved husband of Sheri (nee McColl). Also surviving are his step-children, Morgan and Winnie, mother and father-in-law Lew and Jane McColl, sister Leslie Montgomery (Robert), brother Jay Gustin (Shelly), sister-in-law Lori Ternowski, brother-in-law David McColl (Bobbie), nieces and nephews Christopher, Lauren, Sophie, Jennifer, Michele, Kyle, Kage, Jacqueline and his many friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral was held at 12 noon. Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiated followed by cremation. Those wishing to make a donation in Michael’s memory are asked to consider the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

Michael Sullivan
SULLIVAN, Michael of Hamilton, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Hamilton General Hospital as a result of an accident in August. Loving father of Nathan and Terra both of Port Dover. Dearest son of Gail Sullivan and the late Lawrence of Hamilton. Much loved grandson of Gwen. Dear brother of Sherre Sullivan (Guido) and Teresa Mummery (Tony Long) all of Port Dover. Will be fondly remembered by Jo-Anne and all his “Hamilton Buddies”. Michael loved riding his bicycle and did both bicycle repairs and computer repairs as a way of helping people. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Michael on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519 (583-1530). For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published October 16th

Ron Haight
HAIGHT, Ronald Leslie. It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Ron Haight of Port Dover. Born on May 8, 1945 and passed away on September 18, 2013 after a long and courageous health battle. He is survived by a daughter Lindsey Haight and her son Landon and daughter Savannah Brown. Also a brother Murray Haight and family of Elmira and a sister Catherine and son Nathan of Norwich. He also leaves his special uncle Jack Tooley of Brantford. Ron is predeceased by his parents Elmer (Smitty) Haight and Mary (Peggy) his wife of Norwich. He is fondly remembered by his long-time friends Lorry and Dale Hunt of Port Dover. Ron was best known for his artistry and craftsmanship with vehicles. He specialized in restoring and refinishing classic cars. His meticulous attention to detail won him several awards including one of Canada’s largest “Motion Auto Show” in 1985, where he was titled Grand Champion for his 1933 Ford. He was also an avid stained glass artisan. Ron will be remembered with a Celebration of his Life at the Port Dover Legion on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to McMaster Medical Research Centre, Hamilton.

Arthur Loughton
LOUGHTON, Arthur – Passed away suddenly on October 8, 2013 in Simcoe, ON. Arthur was born in Fridaybridge, Cambridgeshire, England on May 25, 1931. Seven years after earning a Master’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Nottingham, he and his wife Ruth and their two sons moved to Canada in 1967 where Arthur continued his career in horticulture at the Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland, ON. The family moved to Vittoria in 1975 where Arthur was the Director of the Horticultural Experiment Station in Simcoe until 1996. In retirement Arthur was active as a Rotarian, a Field Naturalist, a member of the Probus Club of Simcoe, and a volunteer in the community. He enjoyed walking with Ruth, exploring the woods and the nooks and crannies by the water in Norfolk County. Arthur also co-authored two books: Celebrating a Century of Success: 1906 to 2006 (Vineland) and Simcoe Research Station: The First 50 Years 1961-2011. Arthur was a devoted husband and father, a loving grandfather and a consummate gentleman. Arthur will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years Ruth (Bullivant); his son Graham (Cynthia), daughter-in-law Sandra, and his five grandchildren: Geoffrey, Jeremy, Ben, Ruby and Theo; brothers John and David, his mother-in-law Mae Bullivant all of England; his many nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues. Arthur is predeceased by his parents James and Kathleen Loughton; his brother Thomas, his sister Mary (Tuck); and his son Martin. Cremation has taken place. Friends were invited to visit at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Arthur’s life will take place at Trinity Anglican Church, Simcoe (80 Colborne St. S.) on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. Reverend Dr. Timothy Dobbin officiating. If so desired, donations may be made to The Rotary Foundation or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com

Rawleigh O’Neil
O’NEILL, Rawleigh John Patrick of Port Dover passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in his 71st year. Rawleigh is survived by his loving wife Sherel, cherished son Michael of Hamilton, treasured stepdaughters Vicki (Ted) of Walsh, Leslie (Matt) of Kitchener and by his precious grandchildren Jasmine, Benjamin, Rachel, Makayla, Madeline and Austin. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Kevin (Karen) of Oakville, Maureen (Sean) of Ireland, Susan (John) of London, Kathy (Ryan) of Ancaster and Don (Patricia) of Edmonton. Predeceased by his mother Mary. Rawleigh liked to play golf but especially enjoyed his backyard gardens which he loved to share with friends and family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life in memory of Rawleigh will be held October 19, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 205 Nelson St. E., Port Dover (Sherel’s residence). Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Barry Wicker
WICKER, Barry Mackenzie, of Port Dover. It is with great sadness that we announce Barry’s passing, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Carol and loving father to Jeremy and his wife Josie. Dearly loved son of Margaret (Peggy) and the late Allan Wicker. Much loved brother of Marilyn Nigh and her husband David of Waterloo. Will be sadly missed by his niece Laura and nephew Peter and great-nieces and nephews, Katie, Ryan, David, Eric and Sophia. Dearest nephew of Kay Thompson. Barry was a well-respected businessman and member of the Port Dover community; he was the owner/operator of Wicker & Son Insurance Brokers since 1963, which his father Allan started in 1931. In 1995 he was joined by his son Jeremy and his wife Josie. In his retirement, Barry rediscovered his love of fishing and spent many hours trying to land the big one. Barry was also a longtime member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Barry at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530 on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All other services are private. For those wishing, donations to Simcoe and District Humane Society, Grace United Church Accessibility Fund or St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published October 2nd

Alice Krull
KRULL, Alice, (nee Shand) of Port Dover, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Dover Cliffs LTC on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband David (1982). Dearly loved mother of Barbara Harrison and Jack Krull both of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of Richard (Moni), David (Adreanne) and Amanda (Michael), great-grandmother of Ben. Dear sister of Doris Lindsay. Will be fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Theresa. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Isabella Shand, son Jim, son-in-law Darrel, brothers James, John and George and sister Mary Cuerrier. Alice was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and former member of the Heather Club. A Service to Celebrate Alice’s life was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, (Chapman and St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Carlos Ventin
VENTIN, Carlos Alberto – Passed away quietly on September 25, 2013. Lovingly remembered by his wife Helen (Nagy) Ventin; son Peter (Sandie); daughters Arima Kitagawa (Ben) and Carla Shotton (Robert). Dear brother to Guillermo (Elbia) and sister Adriana (Jose Luis Sole). Grandfather of Alexander and Sarah Ventin, George and Lucy Kitagawa, Isabel and Lucio Shotton. A private family funeral was held on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Father Steve Savel was the celebrant. Interment followed at Normandale Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). If so desired, donations in memory of Carlos may be made to the Willowbank Institute (Niagara) through their website at www.willowbank.ca/content/beta/home/about-us/about/ or the Port Dover Lighthouse Festival Theatre through their website at www.lighthousetheatre.com and would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com

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