Death Notices – October 2018

Published October 3, 2018

Jenny Alexander
ALEXANDER, Janet (Jenny), passed away peacefully at Port Dover, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Jenny, beloved wife of the late George Alexander, much loved mother of Donald and Duncan and will be so sadly missed by her five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held in Port Dover and a service in Peebles, Scotland to be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing donations to the Alzheimer Association would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Rob Barker
BARKER, Robert “Bumper” of Port Dover passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Kimberly (Oakes) for 38 years. The proud and loving father of Wesley, Kyle and Emilie and the late Tyler. Dearly loved grandfather of Amelia, Elodie, Maddilyn and Monroe. Dear son of Dorothy and the late William, son-in-law of Carolyn and the late James Oakes. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Roy, Ronald and Susan, Barbara and Alan Finch, Richard and Dorothy, Randall and Joanna, Beverly and Brad Snow and Dan Oakes. Rob will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Rob was an avid football fan always cheering for the Cleveland Browns, he especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held to honour Rob’s life on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158, Market St., Port Dover. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Marion Brown
BROWN, Marion Margaret 1925 – 2018: With family at her side, Marion passed away peacefully Saturday, September 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener. Beloved wife of the late Jack Brown who predeceased her in November 2005. Predeceased by her sister Phyllis Hazen and her parents Marjorie Olga (Fonger) and Clarke Horne. Loving mother to Dave (Barb), Ralph (Brenda) and Nancy (Randy). Grandmother of Joanne (Mark), Julie (Paul), Jamie (Becky), Jaclyn, Brian (Rebecca) and Darren. Great-grandmother of Kassie, Mya, Jack, Aiden, Evelyn and Sam. Marion enjoyed a career in banking until becoming a proud mother to three beautiful children. Her family and friends will greatly miss her love of visiting, her sharp wit and playing card games. A graveside service will be held at the Port Dover Cemetery on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception at Knox Presbyterian Church, 101 Chapman St. W., Port Dover at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. http://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/donate. Thank you to the staff at St. Mary’s General Hospital for their kindness and support. South Coast Funeral and Cremation Alternatives, 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

Carol Gerrett
GERRETT, Carol Louise (nee Milne) – went home to be with her Saviour; surrounded by family at the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Gerrett (2011). Loving mother of Kelly Long and his wife Angie of Brantford and Kary Long and his wife Melody of Bath. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother of Stephen; Jacob (Holly), their children Coby and Jude; Kevin, Jared (Kristin), Caleb (Brittany), Daniel, Callum, and Nolan. Lovingly remembered by her sister Mary Elvin (John). Carol is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family and many special friends. Predeceased by her sister Betty Sherk. Friends are invited to share their memories of Carol with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe for visitation on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 12:00 noon with Mrs. Joyce Suckel officiating. Private family interment of ashes at a later date. Refreshments will be served at Emmanuel Bible Church, 24 Churchill Circle, Simcoe following the service. Those wishing to donate in memory of Carol are asked to consider the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519-426-0199).

Peter Hazen
HAZEN, Ronald “Peter” 1947-2018. Peter passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the age of 71 after a short battle with cancer. Leaving behind his wife Susan (nee Esseltine), sons Jason (Catriona) of Stouffville and Aaron (Lisa) of Hong Kong. Will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Alex, Katie and Nicole of Stouffville and Ben and Sam of Hong Kong. Also survived by his brothers Robert (Lucie) of Port Dover and Ross (Jean) of London. Predeceased by his parents Phyllis (nee Horne) and Robert Hazen. Peter will also be remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held after Thanksgiving. Details will be posted at www.lowandlow.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

George Tice
TICE, George Osbourne:
Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, September 28, 2018. George Tice of Port Dover in his 77th year. Son of the Late Earl and Luella Tice. Much beloved husband of Judith (Baxter). Loving father of Penny Tice (Keith Pickering) and Rob Tice (Donna Massia). Cherished grandfather of Rachel, Chrissy, Aaron, Lee, Charlene and great-grandfather of three. Also surviving is his brother Fred, brother-in-law Brian Baxter (Barb), nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. Mr. Tice was a Locomotive Engineer with Via Rail for 35 years. In keeping with George’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place. South Coast Funeral and Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe. Those wishing to make a donation are asked to consider the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation. www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

 

Published October 10, 2018

Sharon Ivey
IVEY, Sharon Marlene (nee Burk), passed away peacefully on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Brantford General Hospital. Dear mother of Mike Farr (Melisa O’Brien) of Hagersville and Kevin Farr and Christine Flowers of Port Dover. Loving grandmother of Marley and Colton. Cherished sister of Dave and Rose Burk of St. Thomas. Predeceased by her father Harold, brother Larry and sister-in-law Sandy. Sharon was a former Cub leader; she enjoyed crafts, yard sales, karate and crocheting. She enjoyed music of all kinds and loved watching her sons compete in track and perform live music. Friends were invited to share their memories of Sharon with family at visitation on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the MS Society, Canadian Cancer Society or the Port Dover Food Bank would be appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Susan Smith
SMITH, Susan Anne — Passed away at Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford, on Monday, September 24, 2018, of Simcoe, in her 71st year. Daughter of the late Reginald and Olive Charman. Loving mother of Marlene, Terry Jr., Melissa and was predeceased by Teresa. Cherished grandmother of Vincent, Sebastian and Sienna. Also surviving is her sister Sylvia and brother John. Susan was a retired hairdresser with Port Dover Harbor Cuts. Cremation has taken place. South Coast Funeral and Cremation Alternatives Inc, 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in Susan’s memory are asked to consider Stedman Community Hospice. www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

 

Published October 17, 2018

William Calder
CALDER, William Brian – Passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital with his family by his side on October 9, 2018, after 88 years of living life to the fullest while loving, working and hunting. Much beloved husband of Betty for 64 years. Loving father of Jill (Randy) and Jeff (Rose). Cherished Grandpaw of Holly and Heather and Great-GPaw to Lily and Abigail. Fondly remembered by his sister Connie, sisters-in-law Isabel and Shirley, brother-in-law Bruce and their families. Bill was a long-time employee of Superior Propane and had a life filled with many great friends and adventures. He will be missed by many, many people. In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives, 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in Bill’s memory are asked to consider the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Thank you to the staff at Norfolk General Hospital for their kindness, excellent care and support. www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

Roy Clark
CLARK, Roy of Port Dover, Canada, passed away peacefully at Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford on October 13 in his 82nd year. Much loved husband of Lorna, father to Shaun and father-in-law of Michelle. Will be greatly missed by his grandsons Matthew, Andy and Jake and his granddaughter Emily. Cremation has taken place as Roy wished, and his ashes will be scattered, also as he wished. Those willing to make a contribution in Roy’s memory are asked to consider Stedman Community Hospice, which can be accessed online or for Cancer Research. There is a book of condolence located at Stedman Hospice for anyone who would like to sign.

Clare Dennis
DENNIS, Clare Gorrill, of Port Dover ON, passed away on October 11, 2018, at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe ON, at the age of 88. Beloved husband and best friend of Julia, he was the pride and love of her life for over 65 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Graham and Karen Dennis of Glen Haven NS, Gregory and Cynthia Dennis of Bath ON, Angela and Brian Jessop of Halifax, and Philip Dennis and Vincent Chan of Mississauga. Loving grandfather of Philip, Andrea, Mark, Scott, Amber (Dennis) Andrew, Anna, Leah, Nicole (Jessop) and Great Grandfather of Charlie, John, Philippa (Dennis) and Breagh McCabe and loving uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by brothers and sisters-in-law, Arnett and Maralee Dennis of South Dakota, Edgar and Janet Dennis of PEI, Rose Marie Dennis of Halifax and Jenny Dennis of PEI. Predeceased by parents William and Ruth Dennis, and siblings (in law) Wanda (Bob) Hope, Celie Dennis, Keith (Hazel) Dennis, Erwin (Olive) Dennis, Reagh Dennis and Emily Dennis. Born in Arlington PEI, Clare was raised on Port Hill Farm and attended Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown. As a young man he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, rising to the rank of Flight Lieutenant and Navigator. A school teacher for twenty years in Oakville ON, he finished his working life, as a Stationary Engineer at Stelco, Nanticoke ON. He earned his B.A. (71) and M. Ed (77) at the University of Toronto. His life-long love of aviation, continued in his later years as a volunteer tour guide at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, ON. A modest man with a heart of gold, Clare loved to spend time with his family and friends, and he will be dearly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at St. James Anglican Church in Port Hill, PEI on October 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM, followed by interment St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Dover, St. James’ Anglican, Port Hill, or the Warplane Heritage Museum. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Louis Osborne
At Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on October 14, 2018 Louis Osborne in his 86th year. Beloved husband for 61 years to Joyce (nee Marshman). Dear father of Lorne Osborne (Hong) and predeceased by a son Brian. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dear brother of William Osborne (Jessie), Ronald Osborne (Dolores) and Shirley Gunn (the late Andy). Predeceased by five sisters and two brothers. Lou served in the R.C.A.F. from 1953 to 1956. After discharge from the service he farmed with his in-laws Lorne and Mina Marshman. Lou played pro hockey for the Durham Bees. He spent two to three years in England setting up a tire mold plant. He was presented with multiple gifts on departing England. A memorial visitation will be held at Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by a family interment. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Haldimand-Norfolk would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.ferrisfuneral.com

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