Death Notices October 2014

Published October 22th 2014

Glen Chessell
CHESSELL, R. Glen – A Celebration of Life for the late Glen Chessell, who passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the age of 86, beloved husband to Gladys, will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Dunsdon Legion, 9 Tollgate Road, Brantford from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Note revised date).

Mildred Lepp
Lepp, Mildred W. (nee Savory) — Peacefully passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Jacob Lepp (1987). Loving mother of Brian, Debbie, Janet, Bruce (Theresa) and their son Christopher. Survived by many grandchildren. Mildred worked with her husband Jacob at J. Lepp Industries Ltd., and was a great loving and devoted mother. She loved spending her summers at the family cottage in Port Dover. Mildred’s family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 12 – 12:45 p.m. followed by a service at 1 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit for Mildred’s memorial.

Frances Meade
Meade, Frances Rosina. Peacefully, at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Friday, October 17, 2014. Frances (nee Genery) Meade, of St. Williams, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon (2012). Beloved mother of Betty and Ziggy Schell of Cambridge, Irene and Neil Bartlett of Tara, Sandra (the late Ron) Smelser of Jarvis, the late Sharon (2011) and Don Leng of Villa Nova, Pat Johnson and Bruce Rodger of Port Rowan, Ron and Mary Meade of Jericho, Joyce Loucks (the late Jeno) of London, Larry and Diane Meade of Princeton and Deanna and Len Dedrick of St. Williams. Loving grandmother of 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by grandson Scott Bartlett (1984). Sister of David and Darlene Genery of Jarvis and the late Margaret Meade, Ellen Stone, Mae Genery, Jessie Wood and Arthur Genery. Also survived by sister-in-law Muriel Phibbs of R.R. 5, Hagersville. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service for Frances will be held at St. Paul`s Anglican Church, Jarvis on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to sign the book of memories at

Jim Mullin
MULLIN, George James “Moon” – Peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Jim “Moon” Mullin in his 89th year. Predeceased by his parents John and Irene Mullin. Former husband to Vi Mullin. Dear father to Brad and his wife Julia of Port Dover and Barb and her husband John Hawe of Simcoe. Grandfather to Allison Mullin (Ty Collins), Oakville; Margo Mullin, Toronto; and Abby Hawe, Simcoe. Survived by his sister Delores (Firmen) Calliauw, Waterford and brothers Ben (Doris) Mullin, Simcoe; Bill (Anne) Mullin, Mt. Forest; and brother-in-law Noel Deschamps, Waterford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Bob and sister Frances Deschamps. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk Street, North, Simcoe (519-426-5102). A private family interment will take place at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in Jim’s memory are asked to consider The Who Did It Club.

Published October 15th 2014

Ruth Maria Westelmajer
WESTELMAJER, Ruth Maria of Cedarwood Village passed away peacefully on October 9, 2014 in her 93rd year. Cherished mother of Rose (Greg) Yerex of Port Dover and David (Jane) of Calgary. Loving grandmother of Chloe (Adam), Sarah Kate (Todd), Meghan, Nick and Sean. Proud great-grandmother of Clarabelle and Everett. She will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Reni. Predeceased by her husband Nikolaus and brother Wolf. Ruth loved to travel, swim at the recreation centre and was an avid horticulturalist. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519)-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Society or the Port Dover/Woodhouse Horticultural Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Published October 8th 2014

Glen Chessell
CHESSELL, R. Glen – Passed away peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the age of 86. Beloved husband to Gladys (nee Grant) for 35 years. Much loved father of Ron Chessell, Duane Baker (Melita) and Pam Baker (Patrick). Loving grandfather to 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by sister Barbara (Andy) and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Nancy Childerhose (Steve), mother and father Margaret and Roy, brothers Earl, Ken and George; and sisters Doris and Doreen. Glen was an enthusiastic lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #461. At Glen’s request, cremation has taken place, and instead of a funeral, a celebration of his life will be held Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Dunsdon Legion, 9 Tollgate Road, Brantford from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Published October 1st 2014
Barbara Bowlby Browne
August 7, 1918 — September 23, 2014
Simcoe and Port Rowan, Ontario
She was Barbara, Barb, Babs, Mom, granny and great-granny, an aunt, a sister, a mother-in-law, a sister-in-law, a great friend. She was an extraordinary person who viewed her life through her own unique lens and lived by her own rules. She stepped outside “the conventional box”, instead, drawing her own box and inviting everyone in to enjoy the world according to Barbara.
This truly unique woman lived her whole life LARGE and peacefully slipped away Tuesday, September 23rd surrounded by love. Shortly after entering into her 97th year, she had a stroke, and perhaps sensing it was her time, made peace with her failing health.
She loved her family: sons Wally and Bill Anderson, daughters Wendy Anderson Breedveld and Galen Anderson Dickie (deceased); daughters-in-law, Estelle and Robbie Anderson, son-in-law, Jan Breedveld; grandchildren, Bev (Karina), Ian (Letty), Kate (Edward) and Jane Anderson, David (Hilary) and Carrie Anderson, Leah Macey (John) and Amy McLeish (Jean-Guy); great grand-children, Lara, Declan, Maggie T., Isabel, Aether, Shannon, Maggie M., Carter, Issac and Olive.
She leaves behind her beloved extended family, all descendants from Russell Milne and Mabel Bowlby Browne. The Brownes (brother, Bill), Barretts (sister, Helen) and Blakes (sister, Sandy), all touched her life just as poignantly as she did theirs. She also had a wide and ever-expanding network of wonderful friends, caregivers, helpers, doctors and nurses.
Barbara was a truly beautiful person inside and out. She enjoyed life, people and naughty jokes … she was an artist and lived her life as a personal work of art … she was a lifelong naturalist, finding her spiritual home in nature … she was an original, full of humour and wit, and she made an indelible impression on everyone who knew her.
Her request was to be cremated and not to have a funeral; instead, a “living large” party in the near future to celebrate her life with family and friends.
No donations please.

Ed Morris
MORRIS, Desmond Joseph “Ed” of Port Dover passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in his 52nd year. Loving father of Jordan and Michaela, dear friend of Nancy Lord and cherished son of Peter and Ursula. Ed will be fondly remembered by his siblings Jerome (Barbara) of Prince George B.C. and Cornelia (Gordon) Gregus of Wyevale. Ed was a 14-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force and an 11-year Provincial Constable with the O.P.P. He enjoyed watching movies and travelling anywhere on his motorcycle. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends were invited to meet with family to share their memories of Ed on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 7 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Stephen Savel Celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donation to CAMHS (Community Addiction and Mental Health Services) would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

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