Death Notices – Sept-Dec 2006

Published December 27, 2006

Hilda Butler

BUTLER, Hilda, at Parkview Meadows, Gardenview LTC, Townsend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Thomas (1968) and her daughter Janet Shortt (1956). Dearly loved mother of Bill Butler and his wife Louise of Waterford. Loved grandmother of Carl and Carol Noel Butler, Kim (Kannawin) Van Lieshout and Willy, Jeff Butler and Heather Locke, and Glenn and Yvonne Shortt, nine grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Phyllis Niedraur of Simcoe. Predeceased by her brothers Norman and Arthur and sisters, Kathleen Cook, Dorothy Booth and Isabel McIntyre. Hilda was an active leader of 4H girls homemaking clubs for many years. She was a member of Marburg Women’s Institute, St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the W.A. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation was Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) 7 to 9 p.m. (evening only). A Memorial Service to celebrate Hilda’s life will be Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (St. George & Market Streets) Port Dover. The Rt. Reverend Clarence Mitchell officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. For those wishing memorial donations to Gardenview Long Term Care would be greatly appreciated.

Published December 20, 2006

Constance Fay Macaulay

MACAULAY, Constance Fay “Connie” (nee Maynard) – surrounded by her loving family at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Thursday, December 14, 2006 in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Dr. Mickel Macaulay of Port Dover. Loving mother and grandmother of Brock Gordon Macaulay and Dena Audre Schlosser of Texas, her children Breanna and Kelsie. Dear sister of Lynda Heartman (Art) and Judith Buczyna (John) all of Illinois and Wallace Maynard (Lorraine) of Texas. Connie is also survived by several nieces and nephews; her mother-in-law Edna Macaulay (the late Gordon – 1994) of Guelph; brother-in-law Ian Macaulay (Judy) of Simcoe and her sister-in-law Ann Maslen (Mark) of Fergus. Predeceased by her parents the late Wallace (1988) and Agnes (1990) Maynard and a granddaughter Margaret Elizabeth Schlosser (2004). Friends were invited to share their memories of Connie with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe for visitation on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 1-4 p.m. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment of Ashes: Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations payable to the Care Giver Wellness Centre – A.S.H.N. or the Parkinson’s Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal online condolences at wwwsmithfuneralchapel.com 519-426-0199.

Published December 13, 2006

Thomas Elwell

ELWELL, Thomas – Of Port Dover, passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2006 in his 78th year. Husband of the late Lorraine Elwell (2001). Beloved father of son Thomas Elwell and his wife Caitlin, and daughters Patricia, Catherine, and Stacey Elwell. Dearest grandfather of Chantel, Brandon Teston, Sophia and Owen Elwell. Will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Dorothy (Harold) Dawe. Predeceased by his two brothers Dick and Jack. Mr. Elwell was a member of the Simcoe Seniors Centre. In keeping with Mr. Elwell’s wishes cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in Montreal at a later date. Donations to the Diabetes Association in memory of Thomas would be appreciated by the family. The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe has been entrusted with arrangements. Baldock’s 1-519-426-0291.

William “Bill” Kandracs

KANDRACS, William “Bill” — Best known on the water as the owner of “San-Jan,” he passed away peacefully at his residence in Niagara Falls, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the age of 84. He was the dear husband of Lillian (nee Aiello) and loving father of Sandra Kandracs and Janice (John) Klassen. Gramps will be missed by his grandchildren Tania (Basil) Mercuri, Stephen Gay, and Rob (Jen Omlas) Klassen and his great grandchildren Hailey, Kylie, Kaelyn, and Jocelyn Mercuri. Betty (Gerry) Parent will also miss her dear brother, as will his many nieces nephews and dear friends, both locally and abroad. Bill spent many of his years actively involved in local sportsman organizations. As an avid conservationist, he was co-founder and first president of the Long Point Bay Angler’s Association and a past secretary of the Simcoe Fish and Game Club. A Funeral Mass in celebration of his life was held on Wednesday December 13, 2006 at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Niagara Falls. Online condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com

Grace Tarvit

TARVIT, Grace – Peacefully at Longworth Centre for Long Term Care, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006, Grace Marie Tarvit of London in her 76th year. Beloved wife of William “Bill” Tarvit. Loving mother and true friend of Brian and his wife Cathy, Barb Stevens and her husband Andy all of London. Devoted grandmother of Adam, Heather and Brodie Tarvit and Ryan and Derek Stevens. Also survived by her sister-in-law Pat Barker of Simcoe. Visitation was held on Friday, December 8, 2006 at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (519-641-1793), where the funeral service was conducted on Saturday, December 9, 2006. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Grace are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex.

Larry Oakes

OAKES, Larry Ross of Port Dover at Henderson Hospital in Hamilton on Friday, December 8, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer in his 62nd year. Loving son of Inez (Dunbar) and the late Ross Oakes. Dearly loved father of Jeff and his wife Trudy and Kevin and his companion Erin O’Hara, all of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of Ryan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Shirley and Terry Parkinson of Port Dover, Ronald and Joanne of Simcoe, Lynda Cassidy of Burlington and Carol Oakes of Port Dover. Predeceased by brothers Glenn and Jim. He will be sadly missed by his friend and companion ‘Tika’. Services for Mr. Oakes are private and have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Harry Waddle

WADDLE, Harry Lloyd of Port Dover, on Monday, December 4, 2006, peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his wife of 52 years Margaret Cameron (1915-1992). He is survived by daughters Mary (Robert) Morrison of Port Dover and Jane (Doug) Lindsay of Mississauga. Grandfather of five, Jeff Morrison of Oakville, Derek (Sarah) Morrison and their children Ben and Luke of Simcoe, Jennifer Lindsay of Ottawa, Ryan (Jessica) Lindsay of St. Catharines and Scott Lindsay (partner Amanda) of England. Harry was born February 28, 1915 in the family home in Port Dover to Edmond R. Waddle and Daisy A. (Kindree) Waddle. He attended Port Dover High School and joined the Canadian Air Force, where he joked that he ‘flew a desk’ at Jarvis #1 Bombing and Gunnery School. Following the war, he became partners in his father’s store and eventually became the sole owner of Waddle’s Variety Department Store Limited. He retired in 1980 and remained in the family home on Chapman Street until 2004. Harry’s hobby of photography was quickly acknowledged world wide, and his work won awards from galleries of many countries. His photo of daughter Mary was the APS 1952 Picture of the Year. With his best known picture ‘Lily Nectar’, he was acclaimed as a Five Star Exhibitor in 1954. He achieved other accomplishments while enjoying his life-long pastime of boating. He earned the status of Navigator in Power Squadron, and taught many boating courses. His passion was a yearly family boating cruise. His retirement hobby was that of genealogy and he produced a book tracing the Waddle heritage in Canada. He was a dedicated member of Grace United Church and served as Elder and Trustee for many years. Visitation was Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral service was held on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church, Chapman and St. George Sts, Port Dover. The Reverend Murray Rounding and The Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Grace United Church would be greatly appreciated. “A beautiful mind finally at rest.”

Published December 6, 2006

Harvey A. Deeg Sr.

DEEG, Harvey A. Sr. of Port Dover on Friday, December 1, 2006 at Hamilton General Hospital in his 90th year. Harvey is survived by his daughter Marilyn Hammond of Tillsonburg, three sons Junior and his wife Belva of Walsingham, John David and his wife Delena of Manitoulin Island and Dan of Langton, eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, niece, Carol Knack of Langton and many other nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Nellie (Bain) Deeg, wife, Dorothy (Thompson), and sister Madeline Thompson. Harvey was born in Langton. He was the manager of Men’s Wear J.H. Rush Store, Tillsonburg and Men’s Wear Walker Store, Simcoe, a scale operator of Ontario Flue Cure Tobacco Warehouse, Tillsonburg, Owner/Operator of Deeg Lucky Dollar Sunoco Station and D-H Restaurant south of Langton. He worked for Long Point Conservation, Norfolk Park and also managed Obejewune Lake Wolsey Park, Manitoulin Island. Harvey served in the Navy, WWII (1939-1945), he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #379, Port Rowan, Loyal Order of Canadian Moose Lodge #1827, Simcoe, a member of Walsingham Masonic Lodge #174 A.F. & A.M. and a member of Langton Baptist Church. In March of 2007 he would have received his 60-year Legion pin. He was also a friend of Bill W. for many years. Visitation for Mr. Deeg will be Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519 583-1530), Masonic Service at 6 p.m. and a Legion Service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Langton Baptist Cemetery. For those wishing donations to the Langton Baptist Church or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #379 would be greatly appreciated.

Charles Driscoll L.L.B.

DRISCOLL, Charles Thomas L.L.B., of Port Dover, at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, December 4, 2006 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael of Ottawa and Patrick and Carylen of Mustang, Oklahoma. Dear brother of Rose Daley. Predeceased by brother John and his wife Mary, brother Edmond, and brother-in-law Jack Daley. Charles served as a Flying Officer in the Canadian Airforce – Coastal Command during WWII. He had his law practice on St. Andrew Street from 1959-1978. Charles was involved with the Port Dover Sea Scouts for many years and a member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday, December 7, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Parish prayers at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass to celebrate Charles’ life will be Friday, December 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery.

Albert Loder

LODER, Albert of Port Dover on Thursday, November 30, 2006 in his 68th year at his daughter’s residence in Brantford. Predeceased by his wife Stella (2001). Loving father and father-in-law of Doreen and Russell Maracle of Brantford, Wayne of Port Dover, Barbara and Failey Henhawk of Brantford and Robert of Port Dover. Dearly loved grandfather of five and great grandfather of six. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Fred and Verna of Brantford and Rose and Gordon Macaulay of Port Dover. Predeceased by son Harold Jr. ‘Red’, daughter-in-law Tammy, brothers William, Arthur and Stan, sisters Margaret and Mabel. Friends met with the family on Monday, December 4, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) followed by the funeral service in the funeral home Chapel at 1 p.m. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiated. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. For those wishing donations to Port Dover and Area Life Line Food Bank would be greatly appreciated.

Joan Misner

MISNER, Joan G. of Port Dover on Monday, December 4, 2006 surrounded by the love of her family at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Oral (1993). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Sheila Miller of Port Dover and Marion and Paul Cober of Simcoe. Dear sister of Marion Doty of Brantford. Loving grandmother of Jeff Miller and friend Lori, Heather Jo Causyn and her husband Jeff, Kim Cober Souza and her husband Geraldo, Chris Cober and his wife Sherri and great grand mother of Adrian, Corey, Callum, Kyle, Nathan, Caleb, Alexandra, Caique and Tarsila. Predeceased by her son-in-law Seig Miller. Joan was an honourary member of the Port Dover Yacht Club, for many years a member of the Simcoe Curling Club and Norfolk Golf and Country Club. She was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158, Port Dover and Grace United Church. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Funeral Service for Mrs. Misner will be Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home Chapel. The Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Norfolk General Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Victor Zimski

ZIMSKI, Victor (Zimolezynski), on November 15, 2006 while vacationing in Florida, due to a massive stroke. Constant supporter and loving husband of Carol Ann. Dear father of Victoria Zimski and her friend Guido Tondino of Edmonton, Alberta. Loving ‘Papa’ to Abigail and Samantha, and special ‘Pops’ to Lisa, Todd and Kit. Survived by nieces Becky Douglas and her husband Larry and Shari Blahitka and her husband George and great nephew Christian Douglas and Aunt Emylia Frew and Uncle Emil Misida. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Sophie Zimolezynski and his brother Richard Zimolezynski. He will be fondly remembered by many extended family members and friends. Victor served as a pilot with the 422 Sabre Squadron, R.C.A.F. and was a retired member of the Brantford Police Services. He was an active member of St. Cecilia’s Church, Port Dover, Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Dollier and Galinee Council #8149 and a member of the 4th Degree Sacred Heart Assembly #2046, Delhi. He was a member of Sabre Pilots Association of Air Division Squadrons. Vic was a fun loving happy go lucky guy. His ‘tremendous’ zest for life rubbed off on all he met. He carried his passion for violin and song into liturgical music. Sharing his gift on many special occasions. Vic loved fishing, canoeing, golf, and of course warm climates. At Victor’s request his body was donated to Life Link, a service dedicated to giving others a second chance through organ and tissue transplant. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Victor’s life will be Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 1 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date. For those wishing donations to St. Vincent de Paul would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530).

Harry Waddle

WADDLE, Harry of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, December 4, 2006 in his 92nd year. Visitation and funeral arrangements incomplete at presstime. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, please call 519-583-1530.

Published November 29, 2006

Elizabeth Nunn

NUNN, Elizabeth ‘Bettie’ ‘Andy’ of Port Dover, peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, November 24, 2006 in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband John (2001). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Penne and John Sheppard of Raleigh, North Carolina. Cherished grandmother of Christopher Sheppard of Washington, D.C. Dear sister-in-law of James and Jean Nunn, Scott and Elvira Nunn all of Brantford, Mary Elizabeth Simmons of Port Dover and Margaret Nunn of Toronto, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Will be sadly missed by her dear friend Catherine Brown. Predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Chuck Simmons and Edward ‘Mac’ Nunn. Elizabeth was a long time member of the Women’s Institute. Her garden was her passion, second only to her devotion to her husband and family. Funeral Service to celebrate Elizabeth’s life was held Monday, November 27, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530), the family received friends for visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Malcolm Muth officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing memorial donations to the Lions Botanical Gardens would be greatly appreciated.

Edward Nunn

NUNN, Edward Macdonald. Born in Port Dover, December 8, 1923, passed away November 21, 2006 in his 82nd year. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret (nee Tindal), daughter Peggy (Brian Scott) and son Cim (Lynn Keays). Adored gramps to Meredith, Alexander, Emma and Charlie. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Margaret Bennett and to the nursing staff on K1 East at Sunnybrook Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre would be greatly appreciated. Betty Marie Olley OLLEY – Betty Marie. Passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Thursday, November 23, 2006 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late James Olley (1989). Dearly loved mother of Gail Fledderus (Andy) and Ian Olley (Mary Jane) all of Simcoe. Also survived by five grandchildren. Loved sister of Joan Forbes of Brantford and brother Douglas Crosbie of Burlington and several nieces and nephews. Betty was a long time member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society and more recently Curves of Simcoe. She was a longtime member of Mercer Chapter #156 O.E.S., Simcoe and Trinity Anglican Church. Friends are invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be conducted from Trinity Anglican Church, 80 Colborne St., S., Simcoe on Tuesday, November 28 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Bryan Robertson officiating. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com

Published November 22, 2006

William Gillies

GILLIES, William ‘Bill’ of Port Dover at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, November 20, 2006 in his 76th year. Loving husband of Lynda. Dear son of Clela of Mount Hope. Cherished father and father-in-law of Rick and Elizabeth Gillies of Niagara Falls, Mark and Tracy Butler of Burlington, Nancy and Louie Vanderman and Lisa and Shawn Beckett all of Niagara Falls. Will be sadly missed by his eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was a special papa to Kyle and Kaitlyn. Predeceased by his father William. Cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation or service. For those wishing memorial donations to Norfolk General Hospital Palliative Care would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530).

June Kerby

KERBY, June Martha (nee Meeuse) – passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Thursday, November 16, 2006 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Charles Kerby (1983). Loving mother of Gary Kerby and his wife Cheryl, and Karen Swackhammer and her husband Gary, all of Port Dover. Dear grandmother and great grandmother of Blake Barnard (Debbie) of Ayr, their children Ryan and Nicole; Trevor Swackhammer (Robin) of Hamilton, their children Matthew, Amy and Tyler; Robyn Schmidt (Daniel) of B.C., their children Tyler and Elisha; and Brent Swackhammer of Hamilton. June will be sadly missed by sisters Wilma Clarke of London, Martha Gardiner of Port Rowan and a brother Case Meeuse and his wife Nina of Port Bruce as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, the late John and Wilhelmina Meeuse and a brother Peter. Friends were invited to share their memories of June with her family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe for visitation on Monday, November 20, 2006 from 10 – 11 a.m. A memorial service was held in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ron Mullin officiating. Internment of Ashes: Greenwood Cemetery, Burlington at a later date. Memorial donations payable to the Alzheimer’s Society of Haldimand Norfolk would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Personal on-line condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com 519-426-0199.

Elmer Lewis

LEWIS, Elmer W. of Port Dover at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 in his 93rd year. Loving and devoted husband of Alice for 66 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Anne and Carl Law and Ora and Derry Powell all of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of Karen and Dennis Koluk, Kate and Bill Martin, Chad Law, Neal Law, Staci Richards and Tibor Keleman, and Deryc Powell. Will be missed by his great grandchildren Jennifer Law, Alexis Richards, Lewis and Brett Koluk, Curtis Martin, Maitland and Paxton Powell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Paul (1982). Elmer and Alice owned and operated Lewis’ Grocery Store from 1929 to 1985. Elmer was a community builder and a great citizen of Port Dover. He devoted countless hours volunteering for many events and organizations. He was a founding member of Port Dover Minor Hockey as well as a coach and a fan. Elmer served as a Port Dover Volunteer Firefighter from 1935 to 1952. He was a life member of the Port Dover Lions Club (since 1952) and served as President 1964 to 1965, he also received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He received the honour of Port Dover’s Citizen of the Year in 1991. A Member and Past Master of Erie Lodge #149 A.F. & A.M., Past Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, on November 23, 2006 he would have received his 70 year membership pin. He was awarded the Provincial Volunteer Award for many years of dedicated volunteer service. A life long member of Grace United Church. Most recently the Elmer Lewis Parkette was named in his honour on the former site of his grocery store. Port Dover is a richer community for having Elmer as one of its citizens and he will not be forgotten for all his hard work. The family received friends for visitation on Thursday, November 16, 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, November 17, 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 Masonic Service was held Thursday at 6:30 p.m., a Lions Service, Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Port Dover Volunteer Firefighters and Honourary Members visitation Friday at 7 p.m. all at the funeral home. Funeral Service to celebrate Mr. Lewis’ life was held Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover at 11 a.m. Reverend Murray Rounding and Reverend Frank Walker officiated. Cremation followed. Memorial donations to Grace United Church or Port Dover Minor Hockey would be appreciated.

OPP Constable David Mounsey

OPP Constable David Mounsey of the Huron County Detachment died on November 13, 2006 from injuries sustained in a car accident in October while on duty. Constable Mounsey was formerly with the Norfolk OPP detachment. He was 50 years old. Constable Mounsey began his career with the Royal Air Force in Britain before joining the OPP’s Haldimand-Norfolk detachment around 2000. He served in Norfolk OPP for about two years. David Mounsey’s name will be added to the Ontario Provincial Police Association’s Honour Roll, which honours officers who died while on duty. Premier Dalton McGuinty, Ontario Lt.-Gov. James Bartleman and newly installed OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino were among the nearly 1,500 in attendance on Friday, November 17, 2006 in Wingham, Ont. for the funeral of Const. Mounsey. He is survived by his partner Brenda Carey and his estranged wife Linda Milton and son Ryan Mounsey of Port Dover.

Published November 15, 2006

Florence Cornish

CORNISH, Florence Elizabeth (nee Mason) of Port Dover, peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Elizabeth and John Blakemore of Port Dover, David and Susan Cornish of London and Anne Cornish of Fort Erie. Loving grandmother of John and Suzanne Blakemore, David and Jocelyn Blakemore, Mary Beth Blakemore, Will Cornish and Joanne Cornish. Will be missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband William, parents George and Elizabeth Mason, brother Robert Mason and his wife Betty. Florence was a long time resident of Port Dover. She was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and worked tirelessly for many years for the Chancel Guild, where she also served as president. She was also a long time member of the Womens’ Institute. Florence loved Norfolk County and spent many hours driving around the county exploring everything it had to offer. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Visitation was Monday, November 13, 2006, 7-9 p.m. (evening only) at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) and Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Market & St. George Sts.) Port Dover from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. where the funeral service followed at 1 p.m. The Reverend Kendall Reimer and The Rt. Reverend Clarence Mitchell officiated. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

Phyllis Hoover

HOOVER, Phyllis May (nee Bush) of Port Dover, peacefully travelled home to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in her 77th year. Loving wife of 58 years and best friend of James. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Andre Mercier of Villa Nova and Pamela and Alan Good of Lucan. Cherished grandmother of Larry and Tanya, Lorraine and Jeff, Michelle, James, Cynthia and Darryl and Tylor and great grandmother of Austin, Cienna and Connor. Will be fondly remembered by her many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Predeceased by her daughters, Joan, Cynthia and Janis-Lynn, grandson Christopher, and sister Dora Maeumbaed. Phyllis was a devoted and dedicated mother and homemaker all her life. She was a member of Grace United Church and the U.C.W. Unit 2. Her favourite hobbies were spending time in her garden and camping and hiking with her friends from Norfolk Drifters, Campers and Hikers. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held Friday, November 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Streets). Reverend Frank Walker officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Grace United Church Memorial Fund or National Campers & RV’ers Camping Association Scholarship would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530.

Claude Leclerc

LECLERC, Claude ‘Frenchie’, of Port Dover, peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, November 10, 2006 in his 65th year. Dear husband of Monique. Loving father and father-in-law of Eric, Stephane, Sylvie & Frank Eames, and Linda, all of Port Dover. Much loved grandfather of Jeff, Cody, Ryan, Patrick and Emily. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Carol Leclerc, Andre and John Grandjean of Strathroy and Huguette and Oral Coulumbe of Quebec. Predeceased by his sister Lisette. Claude was employed by Ivey’s for four years, then at the American Can in Simcoe for 20 years. Frenchie will be sadly missed by all who knew him and remembered for the help he gave many people. Friends were invited for visitation on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Chapel, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Deacon Don McCullough officiated. Internment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing donations to Claude’s family would be greatly appreciated.

Paul Mallon

MALLON, Jean ‘Paul’ of Port Dover in his 71st year. Peacefully journeyed to eternal life on November 9, 2006. Beloved husband of Matilda ‘Tillie’ for 46 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Kim and Paul Murphy, Laurie and Murray Daniel, Kelly and Scott Belbeck, Stephen and Brenda Mallon, Patti Brooks, and Julie and Steve Stark. Proud Tanta of sixteen, Hailey, Connor, Shannon, Caitlin, Adam, Emily, Abbey, Jannen, Joshua, Karlina, Brandon, Hillary, Justin, Nolan, Ryan and Kieran. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Brian and Connie, Michael and Pat, Maureen and Rick Lewis, and Ric and Lucie. Uncle Paul was loved by his many nieces and nephews. Paul was a member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He worked 50 years in the construction industry. His love for the north and fishing will stay forever in our hearts. Majikwis’ spirit lives on in all! Friends called for visitation on Sunday, November 12, 2006, 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Knights of Columbus Service at 3 p.m. and Parish Prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Paul’s life was held Monday, November 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Norfolk General Hospital Palliative Care would be greatly appreciated.

Published November 8, 2006

William Harnischfeger

HARNISCHFEGER, William D. “Bill”, 78, of Tiffin, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 31, 2006, at his residence. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Leitch). Dear brother-in-law of June and Jack Reid of Toledo, Ohio and Evelyne Waters of Port Dover. Will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and everyone that knew him as “Uncle Bill”. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. He was a 50-plus-year member of Tiffin Masonic Lodge 77, 32nd Degree Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Toledo, a Noble of Zenobia Shrine, a Companion of the York Rite Masons, a Royal Arch Mason of Seneca Chapter 42, a Royal and Select Mason of Clinton Council 47 and a Sir Knight of DeMolay Commandery 9. He was a member of Seneca County Scottish Rite Association, Seneca County Shrine Club, president in 1983, past president of the Shrine Hornets, member of Zenobia Campers, Legion of Honor; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 402, BPOE Elks Lodge 94 and Last Man’s Club. The longest active member of the Tiffin Lions Club, he received the Melvin Jones Award for outstanding leadership and involvement and was past president. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus for more than 25 years, woodworking and traveling around in his motor home with his wife, Nancy and many friends. Friends visited with the family 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home, Tiffin. Masonic services were held at 7 p.m. and Lions visitation at 7:30 p.m. Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 at the Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Cathy Wirth. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery. Military graveside services conducted by the United Veteran’s Council. Memorial contributions can be made to Zenobia Shrine Burn Hospital and Transportation Fund or Tiffin Lions Club.

Clarence Mitchell

Clarence Burch Mitchell At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, on Saturday, November 4, 2006 Clarence Burch Mitchell of R.R. 5, Simcoe in his 82nd year. Son of the late Charlie and Pearl (Burch) Mitchell. He is survived by Rosemary his loving wife of 50 years and his children; Rosalee (Ron) Mitchell Spohn of Scarborough; Martha (Kevin) Mitchell-Birtles of Pickering; Charles (Barbara Zabel) of Townsend; Louise (Terry) McKnight of Port Dover. Loving grandfather of Nathaniel; Krista; James and Jonathan; Christina, Spencer, Brody; and great-granddaughter Lexi. Also a sister Eleanor (the late Orlin) Fisher of Fenwick. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, also nieces and nephews. Clarence lived his entire life on the family dairy farm in the former Township of Woodhouse. He was a past president of the Norfolk Holstein Association and active in other farm organizations. He was an ardent sportsman in hockey and softball as well as a 30 year member of a local bowling league. An adherent of Knox Presbyterian Church in Jarvis. Friends are invited to meet with the family at Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk Street south, Simcoe on Tuesday, November 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held in Knox Presbyterian Church, Jarvis on Wednesday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by the Reverend K. Morden. Interment in Port Dover Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the “Need A Lift” project at Knox Presbyterian Church; Norfolk General Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. Online condolences at ferrisfuneral.com

Ina Thomas

Ina Ruth Thomas (formerly Ina Murray) “God saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, Peace be thine.” Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton. Mrs. Ina Thomas (nee Steeves) of Port Dover in her 81st year. Predeceased by her loving husbands Joe Murray (1967) and Evan Thomas (1985). Loving mother to Delbert and his wife Lorraine of Bright, and Laura Snively and her husband Eugene of Bealton. Cherished grandma to Dorinda (Robin), Matthew, Michael (Nicole), Angela (Bill), Shawn (Abby) and Joseph. Great grandmother to Eryka, Charissa and Mason. Ina will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. Ina was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star Vittoria Chapter and member of the Lynn River Chapter. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe where the service will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Reverend Murray Rounding officiating. Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ina’s memory to the Hamilton Health Sciences Intensive Care Unit. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at ferrisfuneral.com.

Published November 1, 2006

Laurel Ballantyne

BALLANTYNE, Laurel (nee Misner) of Hillsburgh, ON (formerly of Port Dover) at Georgetown Hospital on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 in her 85th year. Loving and devoted mother of Robert and Barb Ballantyne of Hillsburgh and Margaret Ballantyne of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Walker, Wyatt and Miranda. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Robert Misner, Florence Watkinson, Donald and Bertha Misner, Eleanore Misner and Thelma Misner. Will be sadly missed by her many, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Olive, brothers Jack and his first wife Gen, Charles, Elmore and his wives Janet and Gertrude, Henry and his wife Mildred, sister Margaret and brother-in-law Chuck Watkinson and sister-in-law Muriel. Laurel was a Private 1st Class in WWII and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, Port Dover. She will be remembered for her great sense of humour and her generous and kind nature. Laurel was a dedicated and proud grandmother and her three precious grandchildren will hold very special memories of her. A Memorial Service to celebrate Laurel’s life will be held Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 12 noon at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Chapel, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) Reverend Malcolm Muth officiating. A Legion Service prior the memorial at 11:30 a.m. For those wishing donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

James Duthie

DUTHIE, James McElroy, of Port Dover at his residence, surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday, October 28, 2006 in his 63rd year. Loving companion and friend of Joan Billard of Port Dover. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Alan of Simcoe, David and Valerie Storrie, Gary and Marianne, Angela and Bobby all of Scotland and Carla and Malcolm Allan of England. Proud grandfather of Gary, Hannah and Hollie. Cherished son of John and the late Susan Duthie of Scotland. Also survived by his wife Antonia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of John and Jeanette and Maureen Duthie all of Scotland, Malcolm and Helen Armstrong of Port Dover. Will be missed by his nephews, Ross, Craig, David and James and nieces, Dominique, Katrina, Linzie, Susan, Marnie and Daniella. Jim was an Associate Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, Port Dover. He loved to play darts and was always ready for a game. Friends were received by the family, Monday, October 30, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530), where the Funeral Service was held Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 10 a.m. Major Brian Coles officiated. Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

Joan Smith

SMITH, Joan Ethel (nee Forrest). After a lengthy illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton in her 69th year. Beloved wife of the late Ken Smith (1998). Loving mother to Brenda and husband Taras of Hamilton. Special loving grandma to her two angels Zachar and Tatiana. Dear sister of Gwen (Mike). Aunt of Lisa (Greg) Bingleman of Port Dover and Karla (Todd) Doyle of Woodstock. Also remembered by Joyce & Bill Moore and sons Evan & Eric of Waterford. Loving friend of Pam, Nancy, Bev and many others. Joan was an elementary school teacher for over forty years, most of those years at Northview Public School and surrounding areas. The Family honoured Joan’s life with a visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Home, Hagersville 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Hagersville Cemetery. Many thanks to her doctors and nurses at St. Joe’s and the support workers who cared for her over the years. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation or the Cancer Assistance Program of Hamilton.

Tom Soles

SOLES, Tom Douglas (Gibson, BC) died suddenly on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at age 54. Survived by his children, Bart, Travis and Kylie. Loving son of Betsy and the late Ted. Cherished brother of Eva Kitchen (Gordon – deceased), Barb Hudson (Paul) and John (Linda). He will be greatly missed by his niece Margaret Kitchen and nephews Jeff and Michael Soles. Arrangements incomplete.

Elizabeth Mable Weaver

WEAVER, Elizabeth Mable (nee Beatty) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2006 after a brief illness. She was born on December 14, 1916 in Grey County, Ontario to the late Isaac and Minnie Beatty. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from McMaster University in 1939 and taught high school in Honeywood and Flesherton, Ontario. She married the Reverend Dr. Samuel Robert Weaver, a Baptist minister on August 11, 1945 in Hamilton, Ontario. Together they served congregations in Welland, Ontario; Regina, Saskatchewan; Princeton, New Jersey; and Saint Albans, West Virginia. Upon retirement in 1983, she and Dr. Weaver returned to Canada, settling in Port Dover, Ontario. There they served the Baptist Church in Langton, Ontario until Dr. Weaver’s death in 2000. She is survived by her six children and their spouses, Susan and Wayne Weaver of Stephenville, Texas; Rebecca and Murray Weaver of Grayson, Georgia; Maibritt and Donald Weaver of Columbus, Ohio; Heather and Larry Huff of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Darlene and Bryan Weaver of Morgantown, West Virginia; Melinda and Scott Weaver of Charlestown, West Virginia; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Rested at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 40 Queen Street, Langton, where service was held in the chapel on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Keith Sutherland of the Langton Baptist Church. Visitation was one hour before the service. Donations (by cheque only) to the Langton Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. Interment in the Langton Baptist Cemetery.

Irene Mayberry

MAYBERRY, Irene of Port Dover, following a brief illness at Norfolk General Hospital. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother on September 22, 2006 in her 79th year. Wife of the late Lloyd Mayberry, Irene is survived by her daughter Cathy and her husband Bob Balcomb of Port Dover and her son, Paul and his wife Barb of Calgary, AB. Grandmother of Gene and Merissa, Jennifer and Steve, Stacey and Rick and Byron, great grandmother of Gerrit, Sarah and Matthew, also survived by her nephew Ronald Schotts and his wife Joyce of Listowel, sister-in-law to Marjorie Packham of Olds, AB and Jack and Anne Mayberry of Listowel, ON. Irene was a long time member of the Knox Presbyterian Church Choir and the family is thankful she had so many good friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Port Dover on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. Reverend James Douglas officiated. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Published October 25, 2006

Karen Eaton

Memorial service for Karen Eaton (September 29, 2006) will be held Saturday, October 28, 2006, 11 a.m. at St. Williams United Church. Luncheon to follow at St. Williams Community Centre. Donations to Norfolk General Hospital Palliative Care or St. Williams United Church would be appreciated.

Jane Rupert

RUPERT, Jane of Simcoe, surrounded by the love of her family, at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, October 21, 2006 in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Tom. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Brent and Jennifer of Cambridge and Kelly and Jamie Harris of Port Ryerse. Proud and cherished Nanny of Taylor, Megan, Luke and Brooke. Much loved daughter of Ron Flint and daughter-in-law of Edith Rupert. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Tammy and Tom Waldick of Vittoria, Tina and Charles Mifsud of Port Dover, Jackie and Richard Pierog, Sue Bucciachio and Brian all of Toronto, Joanne and Joe Alessandro of Simcoe and Kathy Love of Port Dover and Jim Love of Port Dover. Cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation or service. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530., 2006 Published October 18, 2006

Audrey Hammond

HAMMOND, Audrey, suddenly at her residence in Toronto, (formerly of Port Dover), on Sunday, October 15, 2006 in her 84th year. Dearly loved sister of Murray and Wallace Hammond. Will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Leroy and Marjorie Hammond, sister Helen Willis, and brothers Robert ‘Bob’ and Malcolm. Audrey was a long time employee of the Mining Association of Canada. A private family interment will take place at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Marburg Hall in Audrey’s memory would be appreciated by the family and can be made by calling Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530).

Published October 11, 2006

Hilda Brutscher

BRUTSCHER, Hilda – Passed away peacefully on Saturday October 8th, 2006 at the Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Hilda Brutscher of Simcoe in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Alfons (1976). Loving mother of Jim and his wife Lila of Simcoe, and Heidi Vanderslikke and her husband Jack of Harriston. Cherished Oma to James, Stephanie and Jessica. At Hilda’s request cremation will take place with a private family interment in Smithville at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe. Donations if desired to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at ferrisfuneral.com. Published October 4, 2006

Bert Bedding

BEDDING – Albert Edward (Bert) Peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, October 1, 2006 in his 90th year. Resident of Simcoe and formerly of Whitby, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend for 56 years of Marjorie Jean Bedding (Leighfield) 2002. Cherished father of Rick and Kate Bedding of Port Dover and Joanne and Arnie Paczay of Simcoe and loving grandfather of Cori (Nic) Stevens of Delhi and Scott (Lisa) Paczay of Brampton. Will be sadly missed by great grandchildren Zachary and Madison Stevens. Predeceased by his parents George and Alma Bedding, Whitby and brothers George, Jason and a sister Dot. Bert served in World War II in Italy, Belgium and Holland with The Irish Regiment of Canada from 1942 to 1945. When he returned to Canada, he worked for J. B. Jackson’s. He loved golf and was a member of Woodside Greens Golf Park. He was a charter member and Past President and Life Member of the Who-Did-It Club. Bert was active in the Simcoe community through Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 79, the Who-Did-It Club, Meals on Wheels, the Bowling League and St. James United Church. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Bert’s life at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be conducted on Thursday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Mary Jo Patterson officiating. Cremation followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Legion memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Who-Did-It Club would be appreciated.

Karen Eaton

EATON, Karen Elaine of St. Williams, at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, September 29, 2006 in her 63rd year. Beloved wife of John. Cherished mother of Cheryl Scruton and her husband Dave and Kipp Eaton. Proud and loving Mimi of Kailee, Hilary, Davis and Alyssa. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dale and Norma Sundin, Marilyn and Vic Kennedy, Dave and Jill Eaton, Dorothy and Bud Johnstone and Rosemary Blair and Erwin Fraser, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her dear son Todd (1992). After the death of their son Todd, Karen, John and the family took on the enormous endeavour of raising money and organizing the building of the Todd Eaton Memorial Track at the Port Dover Composite School, which will benefit not only the school but the community for many years to come. Karen also spent countless hours volunteering as a palliative care support worker for Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services, her kind, gentle way and her loving manner helped numerous families deal with their grief. She was a member of the St. Williams United Church and the U.C.W. Karen also sang for many years with the Treble Clefs Choir, she will be sadly missed by all the members. Karen was an inspiration of strength and courage, and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Karen’s life will be Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Williams United Church. Rev. Mary Hyatt officiating. For those wishing donations to Norfolk General Hospital – Palliative Care or St. Williams United Church would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, 519-583-1530.

Katherine Oster

OSTER, Katherine, in her 82nd year, passed away peacefully at the University Hospital, London on Saturday, September 30, 2006 surrounded by her children. She was the beloved wife of Bill, who died in 1990, and was predeceased by her sister, Mary Ludwig, in 2000. Cherished mother of Jane (Bill) of London. Carolyn (Gerry) of Cobourg, Tom (Sarah) of London and Susan of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Rick, Derek and Chad Doran and Kyle and Mary Danylyshyn. A memorial service will be held at Miller Funeral Chapel at 29 Cayuga St. N., Cayuga, Ontario on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Luncheon to follow at the Cayuga United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Published September 27, 2006

Fred Dixon

DIXON, Frederick Henry (PeeWee), of Port Dover on Friday, September 22, 2006 in his 71st year. Dearly loved son of Minnie Dixon of Port Dover. Cherished father and father-in-law of Bill of Simcoe, Tammy and Jake Powell of Port Dover and Tracey Dixon of Simcoe. Will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty and Don Martin and Sharon Dixon all of Port Dover and Minnie and George of Holland. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Will be fondly remembered by his best friend Rosemary Reeves. Predeceased by his father Henry Dixon (1979) and two granddaughters, Samantha and Natalie (1995). Fred was a life long resident of Port Dover and was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158. He was a retired employee of Simcoe Wire and Cable. In keeping with Fred’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Fred’s life will be Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 4 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated.

Steve Lombardo

LOMBARDO, Stephen “Steve” of Port Dover at Norview Lodge on Saturday, September 23, 2006 in his 84th year. Predeceased by his beloved Kathleen (January 31, 2006). Dearly loved father of Jim and Diane, and Anthony all of Port Dover. Proud and loving grandfather of Kimberlee (Scott), James Jr. (Tagan) and Christopher (Tina). Will be sadly missed by his great grandchildren, Jayden, Jamie, Paige, Sadie and Brady. Predeceased by his brother, Louis and sister, Julie. Steve and Kay moved from Brantford to Port Dover and started their flooring business, Dover Floor and Wall, which is still operated by the family as Carpet One. He loved fishing and spent many hours waiting for the big catch. Steve was a member of the Port Dover Lions Club for many years. In keeping with Steve’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Lynn Park Rd., Port Dover. Father Pio Beorchia celebrant. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Steve’s memory would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. “Dad we hope you finally get your big catch.”

Irene Mayberry

MAYBERRY, Irene of Port Dover, following a brief illness at Norfolk General Hospital. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother on September 22, 2006 in her 79th year. Wife of the late Lloyd Mayberry, Irene is survived by her daughter Cathy and her husband Bob Balcomb of Port Dover and her son, Paul and his wife Barb of Calgary, AB. Grandmother of Gene and Merissa, Jennifer and Steve, Stacey and Rick and Byron, great grandmother of Gerrit, Sarah and Matthew, also survived by her nephew Ronald Schotts and his wife Joyce of Listowel, ON. Irene was a long time member of the Knox Presbyterian Church Choir and the family is thankful she had so many good friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Port Dover on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend James Douglas officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530.

Viola O’Reilly

O’REILLY, Viola Mae (nee Paton). Passed away peacefully at her residence in Waterford, on Sunday, September 24, 2006. Beloved wife for 50 years and always loved by Gene. Always loved mother of Ricci (& EunHee), Terri (& Bill) Takacs, Robynne (& Garrett) O’Reilly-Forrest. Loving Nannie of Natasha; Trista Anne; Broc and Laci. Dear sister of Bill Paton (& Ida Misner), Sandra (& Bruce) Horton, Gary (& Dawn) Paton, and Jamie and Chris Paton. Viola will be sadly missed by Aunt Jessie Treffry, Neil and Joan O’Reilly, and many family and friends. Predeceased by sister Joyce Bradshaw. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, 519-443-5332. “If I should live to 103 Best friends we will always be” Because love has no end Mom. Good-bye Nan from everyone.

Published September 6, 2006

Bill Butler

BUTLER William (Bill). Surrounded by his family, Bill walked home to be with the Lord, on Friday, September 1, 2006, at Norfolk General Hospital. Bill Butler, of Port Dover, was in his 64th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Suzanne (nee Stephens), for 42 years. Cherished father of Peter (Linda) of Port Dover, Dana (Stephanie) of Simcoe and Melissa (Brad) of Elmira. Loving grandfather of William, Tasha, Adrianna, Johnathan and Mya. Dear son of Vivien Butler-Evans of Norview Lodge. Survived by his brothers and sisters, Pat Snively of Dunnville, Paul and Anne Butler of St. Williams, John and Marilyn Butler of Port Dover, Dale and Fred Collins of Toronto and Darryl Evans of Simcoe. He will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law Barb Braithwaite, Faith and Len Sears, Glennis and Bill Scott all of Port Dover and Peter and Diane Stephens of Simcoe, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father Harry Kirk Butler, stepfather Gordon Ronald Evans, mother-in-law and father-in-law Marie and Cobourn Stephens and brothers-in-law Linton Stephens, Lew Stephens, Roy Snively, Laverne Snively and sister-in-law Yvonne Snively. Bill was a retired 29-year employee of the Grand Erie District School Board. He was a happy-go-lucky person that enjoyed woodworking and talking about Tiger Woods. He enjoyed helping others and found great joy in spending time with his grandchildren. Friends are invited to gather at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Avenue, Port Dover, ON. (519 583-1530) Tuesday, September 5 for visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held in the Chapel, with Father Pio Beorchia officiating, Wednesday at 11 a.m. followed by interment in Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family.

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