Death Notices – October 2021


Published October 13, 2021

Roberta (Bobbie) Quirk
QUIRK, Roberta – We are saddened to announce the passing of our Mother, Roberta (Bobbie) Helen McLeod Quirk, nee Cox, suddenly on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Born on August 6, 1942 in Airdrie, Scotland, she married Rick in 1966 before emigrating to Canada and starting their grand Canadian adventure. Survived by her daughter Fiona and son Graham (Hannah) and the three greatest loves of her life, her grandchildren Tristan, Dagan and Gaia.
She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her many friends.  Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations should be directed to Port Dover Minor Hockey or the charity of your choice. Online donations and or condolences can be made at


Liz Stanley-Howe
STANLEY-HOWE, Elizabeth Anne (Liz) – Peacefully at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home, on Monday, October 4, 2021, of Simcoe formerly of Brantford at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Stanley and the late Glenn Howe. Loving mother of Patty Stanley, Bob (and Lynn), Tom (and Kathy). Cherished Grammie of Sarah (and Damon), Alicia (and Ryan), Breanna (and Adam), Calvin (and Clair), Jesse (and Morgan), Eryn (and Shayne), Logan (and Alexis), Delaney (and Travis) and great-grandchildren Ellie, Jayce, and Addilyn. Dear sister of Doug (and Mary Lou) Ireland. Liz will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends
Family and friends shared in their memories at Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. A private family service will be held. Interment Farringdon Cemetery. Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.


Published October 20, 2021


Lewis (Lew) Dick
DICK, Lewis Kerr Paterson (Lew) – The family of Lew Dick sadly announces that the Patriarch of the family has passed away at the age of 89 on April 16, 2021. Lew was predeceased by his first wife Sally and is the beloved husband of Hilary (nee Hunt). Dear father of Julie Brodie (Dave), Paul Dick (Tammalyn), Michael Dick (Janet-Ruth), David Burnett, Kerry Ireland (Mark) and Lynne Miller (John). Cherished grandfather of Justin (Ally), Natalie (Ryan), Brandon (Alex), Andria (Jarret), Lindsay (Derrick), William Grace and Ethan and great grandfather of Carter, Xander and Vincent. He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe. Reverend Ted Smith officiating. Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Army and Navy Club on Water St.
Those wishing to remember Lew may do so by donating to the charity of choice in his memory. Online condolences at


Kyle Racz
RACZ, Kyle – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kyle Morgan Racz of Vittoria on Tuesday, October 12, at the age of 41. He will be deeply missed by his parents Ernie and Nancy Racz (nee Hicks), his sister Alisha Racz, his grandmother Margaret Hicks and his close family members: Maryanne Hicks, her sons Brendan McCracken, Andrew and Amanda McCracken; Susan and Paul Hubert and their children Robynne Hubert and Paul Ethier; Dustin and Drew Hubert; Frank Gelinas and his children Dr. Marissa and Jamey Verdone, Meghan and Pat Steinhoff; Erin and Trevor Casey, Mike and Catalina Casey, Steve and Cherie Szucs and their children Stephen, Amanda and Kelvin. Predeceased by Charles and Annie Racz and Heather Hicks-Gelinas.
Kyle had many interests and passions including animals, scouting, camping, karate, music, Star Wars, ice fishing and the family farm. As a child he loved climbing trees and after attending Sir Sandford Fleming College, he pursued and enjoyed his career as an arborist. He had an infectious smile, a kind heart and a loving soul that will never be forgotten by all that knew him. The donation of Kyle’s eyes to the Trillium Foundation will hopefully be a gift of vision and an example of Kyle’s kindness and concern for others. As an expression of sympathy, a tree planted in his memory or a donation to the Vittoria and District Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Family and friends are invited to share in the Celebration of Life at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St S., Simcoe on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 with Visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Service to follow at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion, 200 West Street, Simcoe in the upper hall. Masks and social distancing are mandatory at the funeral home. Proof of Vaccination is required at the Legion. Online condolences may be made at


Michael Peter Stephens
October 5, 1949 – January 30, 2021
Michael, born in Simcoe, raised in Port Dover was the seventh child of Elizabeth Orford and Colonel (Curly) Stephens.
He became the only Canadian mechanic for Puma Helicopters and travelled extensively with them in Europe and Asia. After his contract ended, he settled in North Bay and worked in a factory and was also with St. John’s Ambulance for an extended period of time.
Michael is survived by his brother Robert (Sandra) of Burlington, brother Bruce of Erieau and eighteen nephews and nieces.
A “Celebration of Life” was held by his family of friends in North Bay on September 3, 2021 and he was laid to rest in Grove Cemetery in Dundas, Ontario, on October 9, 2021.



Published October 27, 2021


Mary Jane Gamble
GAMBLE, Mary Jane (nee Davis) of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in her 78th year.
Loving wife of Harry. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Mark and Karen and Jeff and Bobbi-Jo, all of Port Dover. Proud and loving grandmother of Alex (Jess), Jessy (Mike), Brent, Raven (Korey), and Cole. She will be sadly missed by her aunt and uncle Annie and Roy Webb of St. Thomas. Predeceased by her parents Jay and Gerty Davis.
Mary Jane was a long-time resident of Port Dover. She was a previous member of the Kinettes Club. She loved being on the water and watching the boats travelling along the crick. Mary Jane was a devoted wife and mother and then, of course, a dedicated grandmother. Her family was everything and she spent her life caring for them and loving them. She will be lovingly remembered by many.
In keeping with Mary Jane’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care) would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at


Doris Lindsay
LINDSAY, Doris (nee Shand) of Port Dover in her 91st year, passed away with family by her side on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Dover Cliffs LTC.
Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Donna Cormier of Simcoe Peter and Kathy Lindsay and Ted and Michele Lindsay all of Port Dover. Proud grandmother of Brad (Meaghan) of Simcoe and Bryan (Monica) of Alberta. Cherished great-grandmother of Bella and Macson. Aunt Dorie will be sadly missed by her beloved nieces and nephews.
Dorie enjoyed baking, knitting, going for walks and shoveling snow in the winter. Predeceased by her husband Mac, parents Peter and Isabella, brothers and sister-in-laws Jim and Marion Shand, John and Marie Shand and George and Mary Shand, sisters and brother-in-laws Alice and Dave Krull and Mary and Conrad Cuerrier.
All services will be private. Special thanks to the staff at Dover Cliffs LTC for their kindness and care they gave to Dorie. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

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