Death Notices September 2015

Published September 30th

Gary Ashton
ASHTON, Gary Rolon of Port Ryerse passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, September 25, 2015 in his 66th year. Loving husband of Nancy, dear father and stepfather of Shawn Rolon Ashton, Pauline Ashton (Patrick Brown), David Sharrow (Holly Weagant) all of B.C., Trish (Jeff) Campbell of Hamilton, Kate Sharrow of Grimsby, April Harris of Port Dover and Jessica Sharrow (Daryal Roberts) of Port Ryerse. Brother of Roger (Elaine) and Pearl (Brian) Dodd all of Hamilton. Proud grandfather of Ashton, Alexis, Zackary, Tomme, Liam, Nikki (Jason), Dani, Laura, Kyra, Cavin, Jacob, Johanna, David and Owen. Great-grandfather of Ayla and Brady. Predeceased by his parents Rolon and Edith, grandson Callum (hockey puck) and brother Giles. Gary was a proud member of the IBEW Local 105, a Queen Scout, and an artist with wood and carpentry. Friends are invited to meet with family to share memories of Gary on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158, 208 Market St. E., Port Dover. 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 would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Fred Long
LONG, Fred Wray of Port Dover passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in his 77th year. Loving husband of Bernice. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Edward and Debby, Fred and Penny, Alice, and Connie and Bruce Prime all of Port Dover and Debb of St. Williams. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert and Jean Long, Peggy Tremblay, Thelma Partridge, and Shirley Long. Fred is survived by ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Craig and Elsie, son Ron, daughter Tammy, son-in-law Garfield, brothers Jim and his wife Viola, Joseph and his wife Dot, Alf and his wife Renee, Charles, Mid, sisters Fanny and her husband Doan Smith, Mabel and her husband Walt Diggins, Phoebe and her husband Doug Chapman, and brothers-in-law Norm Tremblay and Harold Partridge. Fred was a great Blue Jays fan, loved to work in the garden and tinker with things. He loved animals had a special place in his heart for his friend Boots. In keeping with Fred’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family service to be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published September 23rd

Nancy Adamson
ADAMSON, Nancy Mary passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in her 64th year.  Nancy’s life is not a life that can be easily summed up. She was a woman that always kept busy throughout her life, whether she was taking to the sky as a pilot, spending time with friends and family or immersed in one of her many hobbies. She knew how to get the most out of life and she seized every opportunity. Nancy had a wonderful sense of humour and sass that she loved to share whenever possible, never afraid to crack a joke or say what everyone else was thinking. Nancy loved her family with a passion that was admired by all that knew her, she will be forever known as the “hostess with the mostess”, always welcoming everyone into her home, and her life and making sure no one left without a big hug. Words cannot describe the loss her family and friends feel now that she has left us. Her love (and laugh) will live within our hearts forever. Much loved sister of Betty (Woody) Adamson of Squamish, BC, Mike (Gerry) of Hamilton, Andy (Judy) of Delta, BC and Doug (Karen) of Mount Forest. Predeceased by her parents Ralph and Audrey and brother Jim (Moose). In keeping with Nancy’s wishes cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life to be held at later date. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

Florence Beattie
BEATTIE, Florence “Kelly” of Port Dover passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 73rd year. Loving wife of Larry, dear mother of Caroline of Burlington, Stephanie of Port Dover and Timothy also of Port Dover. Devoted and loving grandmother “Grammy” of Aidan and Lennon. Kelly will be dearly remembered by her sister Violet (Ivor) Rush of Chatham, nieces Sharon (Glenn) Turnbull and Tracy Rush, and nephew Brad (Cindy) Rush. Predeceased by her mother Elizabeth “Lily” Ewing (1976). Kelly along with her mother immigrated to Canada from Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1958. Kelly graduated from a Health Care Aide Program and retired from the Port Dover Nursing Home after 23 years as a caregiver. Our mom was a most kind and gentle soul who thoroughly loved her family and grandchildren. She will not only be remembered for her own beautiful garden where she found peace, solace and tranquility, but also for gardens she lovingly created for family and friends. She will also be remembered for her love of music, animals, poetry, and her home country Ireland. Mom gave life to the Irish expression “when Irish eyes are smiling” and we will dearly miss the twinkle that was always in hers. In keeping with mom’s wishes, we will be having a Celebration of Life for family and close friends on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, (519 583-1530), with visitation at 2 p.m. followed by the Memorial Service at 3 p.m. The Reverend Paul Sherwood officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Bob Gale
GALE, Robert William “Bob” – passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Eileen Gale (nee Watson) of Port Dover. Loving father of Bob Gale and his wife Irene of Oakville and Kim Palermo and her husband Gino of Port Dover. Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather of Laurel Gale (fiancé CJ Hynds), Matt Palermo and his wife Meghan, their sons Jack and Judah; and Andrea Palermo and her husband Nick Millard. Predeceased by brothers Sid, Ron and Jack. Bob was a proud Navy veteran who served during WWII on HMCS Brantford. A private family service will be held. The Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in memory of Bob are asked to consider the Farley Foundation (www.farleyfoundation.org).

Angie Mitchell
MITCHELL, Angela Marie passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Hamilton General Hospital in her 51st year. Dear wife of Roger, loving mother of Kelsey. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Linda (Ron) Fletcher of Port Dover, Barb Smith (Pete Hayhurst) of Brantford, Julie Loshaw (George Wilson) of Pinegrove, Kim (Brian) Hammond of Port Dover, Kenny (Stephanie) Smith of Straffordville and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Dorothy. Angie loved fishing, playing bingo, games of chance and walking her dog Mya. She was a social butterfly and loved her time spent with family. Friends are invited to share their memories of Angie on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Port Dover Community Centre from 6 to 9 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to The Mark Preece Family House or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be much appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Marie Pineo
PINEO – Marie (Jacobs-Hutchinson): Is at peace after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Reginald. Loving mother of Kathy Balcomb (Ken), Rick Hutchinson (Kim), Don Hutchinson (Katie), Doug Hutchinson (Lorie) and Ken Hutchinson (Tammy). Cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Also surviving are her sisters Irene Mummery and Stella Roszlein (Harvey), brothers Bill Jacobs (Deli), Tom Jacobs (Darlene), Dave Jacobs (Chris), sister-in-law Helen Reynolds and many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Reginald’s children Hannah Lawrence (Cliff) and Marcus. Surviving also is her much-loved and well-cared-for pet Annie. Predeceased by her first husband William Hutchinson (1985). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Port Dover Community Centre, 801 St. George Street, Port Dover from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519-426-5102) in care of arrangements. Online condolences at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

Published September 16th

Guy Gilchrist
GILCHRIST, Guy Richard passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in his 69th year. Dear father of Darcy (wife Cara-Dawn) of Huntsville, David of Barrie and Brad Baker of Florida, grandfather of Austin Cooper Baker and Emma Elizabeth Baker. Survived by sister-in-law Katharine Cebulak of Simcoe; nephew John Gilchrist, niece Veronica (Brian) Waslowski, and their children. Predeceased by his parents Richard and Rhoda and brother John. Guy was an avid boater and a member of the Port Dover Yacht Club. He had a living passion for his family, his hometown, his horse farm and ultimately, to be by the water. He enjoyed collecting seashells and making jewellery out of them. In keeping with Guy’s wishes cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date in Port Dover. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Lung Association of Ontario would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

John Robinson
ROBINSON, John Douglas, P. Eng. Peacefully at home on Thursday, September 10, 2015, John Douglas Robinson of Port Dover and formerly of Brantford, in his 51st year. Dear husband of Joan (McCarthy) and devoted father of Sarah, Gillian and Evelyn. Loving son of Shirley (Reid) Robinson and Bill Robinson. Brother of Elizabeth McMahon (Tom), Julie Taylor (Brad), and Bill Robinson (Dawn) and brother-in-law of Julie McCarthy (Michael Stewart) and Gordon Baker. Uncle of Philip, Malcolm, Emily, Caulen, Lauren and Mia. Son-in-law of Lambert and Monica (Cauley) McCarthy. John was a well respected employee of Ontario Power Generation and a faithful member of the Church of God in Brantford. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 17 Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover. Fr. David Butler and Fr. Pio Beorchia concelebrants. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Orin Ryerse
RYERSE, Orin. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Campbell House Hospice in his 86th year. Orin was the loved and loving husband of Barbara, and proud father of Randy and Wendy Ryerse, Phyllis and Kevan Dineen, Susan and Rick Livingstone, Dan and Jennipher Ryerse, Collin and Cindy Ryerse, and Sam and Linda Ryerse. Forever cherished by his grandchildren Brandy and Darcie, Michael and Natalie, Jamie and Melissa, Dan, David and Christine, Kathryn, Jennifer, Ben, Rebecca, Mitchell, Emily, Jessica, Alex, Joe, and Luke; as well as great-grandchildren Keira, John, Jack, Emma, and Elle. Orin will also be missed by his brother and sisters Robert and Barbara Ryerse, Drusilla Bryant, Maybell and Burnley Stratford, Jane and Edwin Jones, as well as sister-in-law Isobel Ryerse. Orin is predeceased by his brother Edmon. Orin was also love by many nephews and nieces. A special heartfelt thank you to all the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Staff and volunteers, especially the girls and fellow patients of the Dialysis Unit. In respecting Orin’s wishes, cremation will take place. Please join the family in celebrating Orin’s life on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the family home after 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Dialysis Unit or the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit Orin’s online Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

Marie Pineo
PINEO – Marie (Jacobs-Hutchinson): Is at peace after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Reginald. Loving mother of Kathy Balcomb (Ken), Rick Hutchinson (Kim), Don Hutchinson (Katie), Doug Hutchinson (Lorie) and Ken Hutchinson (Tammy). Cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Also surviving are her sisters Irene Mummery and Stella Roszlein (Harvey), brothers Bill Jacobs (Deli), Tom Jacobs (Darlene), Dave Jacobs (Chris), sister-in-law Helen Reynolds and many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Reginald’s children Hannah Lawrence (Cliff) and Marcus. Surviving also is her much-loved and well-cared-for pet Annie. Predeceased by her first husband William Hutchinson (1985). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Port Dover Community Centre, 801 St. George Street, Port Dover from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519-426-5102) in care of arrangements. Online condolences at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

Published September 9th

John Blake
BLAKE, John Francis. Peacefully with his niece (Jackie) by his side at the Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the age of 72. Predeceased by his parents James and Mary Blake. Dear brother of Paul and (Barbara), Robert and (Sandra). Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews. John continued to farm the family farm where he was born and raised, located in Woodhouse Township. As well as farming John worked full time at American Can, Simcoe Hydro and Brantford Hydro. In keeping with John’s wishes cremation has taken place. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives Inc. 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe, 519-426-0291 in care of arrangements. For those wishing to make a memorial donation, the family asks you to consider The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Online condolences at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

Mary Hagen
HAGEN, Mary passed away peacefully at the Southampton Hospital on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Mary Patricia Hagen (nee Muldoon) of Southampton in her 65th year. Loving wife of Patrick Hagen, formerly of Port Dover. Dear mother of Shannon (Daren) Jonescu of South Korea, Travis (Anita) of Kitchener, Ryan of Nelson B.C., Sean of Southampton, and Josh (Sarah) of Toronto. Grandma will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Aslan, Ciaran, Balin, Talya, Remy, and Huxley. Survived by her siblings, Gerard, Elizabeth, and Joseph, and by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Gerard and Luella Muldoon, and by her brother James. Visitation was held at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A Memorial Mass to Celebrate the Life of Mary Hagen was held at St. Patrick’s Church, Southampton on Wednesday, September 2, at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Chalice Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

Eleanor Luton
LUTON, Eleanor Ruth (nee Loshaw), went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home in her 89th year. Loving mother of Lori (Brad) Tooke of Waterford, Dear grandmother of Michelle (Robert) and Alicia (Dustin). Proud great-grandmother of Ashley, Jesse and Haylee. Kindly remembered by her daughter-in-law Bonnie, sister-in-law Deanna Loshaw and her best friends Marion Sherman and Florence Jeffrey. Eleanor is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Jack (2005), son Ron, parents William and Phyllis, brothers Jack, Elmer, Guthrie and David and sister-in-law Bernice. Eleanor enjoyed reading, creating floral arrangements, cats and loved her time spent with family. Friends are invited to meet with family to share memories of Eleanor on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 2 pm to 4 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Eleanor’s Life will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 11 am at the funeral home Chapel. Pastor Michael MacDonald officiating. For those wishing, donations to the War Amps or the Bethel Baptist Missions would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Published September 2nd

Anna Ambrosini
AMBROSINI, Anna Louise (nee Stanger) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in her 57th year. Loving and devoted wife of Randy for 30 years. Cherished mother of John, Joseph and Jennifer (Ben Driedger) all of Port Dover. Will be sadly missed by her brothers, William Stanger and his wife Bonnie and their sons Billy and Darryl of Hamilton and Robert Stanger of Fisherville. Dear sister-in-law of Ralph Ambrosini and his wife Vicki and their son Trevor. Pre-deceased by her parents Wilhelm and Frances Stanger and in-laws John and Geraldine Ambrosini. Also will be missed by her closest friends Tina and John Elder and their children Courtney and Jamie of Hamilton. Anna was a Chiropractic assistant at the Port Dover Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Centre for over 10 years. She was a member of the Southampton Sham-Bettes Fundraising group and enjoyed walking her dog Bruiser. Anna attended many hockey games cheering for the JR-A Owen Sound Attack but her true love was the Hamilton Tiger Cats, she was a diehard fan, “Ticats … Eat ‘Em Raw.” Anna will be missed, but fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Anna on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port Dover Community Centre, St. George Street, Port Dover. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca.

Alma Amy Lloyd
LLOYD, Alma Amy “The Taffy Lady” passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Dover Cliffs LTC in her 88th year. Dear mother of Brett (Sherrie) of Port Ryerse and Kevin of Timmins. Proud grandmother of Adrienne, Jennifer and Curtis. Kindly remembered by daughter-in-law Carmel. Predeceased by her parents Earl and Alma and son Dennis. Alma loved to knit, paint or sketch and was especially proud of her gardens. Friends are invited to meet with family to share their memories of Alma on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave, Port Dover 519-583-1530. Following the visitation a Memorial Service will be held in Alma’s memory at the funeral home Chapel, Pastor Marty Brown officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Haldimand Norfolk or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

Rick Nicholls
NICHOLLS, Richard John passed away peacefully, surrounded by love on Friday, August 28, 2015 in his 43rd year. Dear friend and inspiration to Shelley Bender. Proud father of Annycka and Nayomi. Much loved son of Jack and Linda Nicholls of Simcoe and loved brother of Mark (Ingrid) Nicholls of Ayr and Allison (Rich) Caputo of  Oakville. Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins, especially Lori Prehn and Shelley Ouellette. Rick fought and conquered many demons in his life; he fought this demon of ALS with grace and determination and kept his brilliant smile to the end. He was loved by so many people along his journey especially Kathy Knechtel, Wayne Cronin, Patty Groot, and Gord and Linda Wray. Friends were invited to share their memories of Rick on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover, 519-583-1530. Following the visitation a Service to Celebrate Rick’s Life was held in the funeral home Chapel at 3 p.m. Reverend Ian Shaw officiated. For those wishing, donations to Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation or St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Simcoe would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca “Be Still – The Fray”

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