Death Notices September 2016

Published September 28th 2016

Lillian Awde
AWDE, Lillian Mary (nee Gardener). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear Mother/Grandmother on Monday, September 26, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at Norfolk General Hospital in her 88th year.  Loving wife of 52 years of the late Doug (2003).  Beloved mother of Brian, Barry (and Laurie), and Bruce (and Janette). Devoted Gramma to David (Kayla), Ashley (Josh), Coby (Garrett) and Canaan (Shelby) all which she felt were perfect in every way. Predeceased by her siblings, Walter, Margaret, Elsie and Edna. Favourite Aunt to Donelda (Bob) Garnett, Kervyne (Chris) LaRoque, Dave LaRoque, Riesa (Stan) Marcus-Venchuk, Pat (Roger) Carriere, Barb (Bob) Twiss, Joy Holt, and Kim Holt all of Western Canada, she shared a special bond with them all. Lil loved bowling in her younger years and has many trophies to prove her accomplishments. She loved to garden both fruits and vegetables and took great pride in her yield. Her wine store, which she ran for just shy of 35 years and up until her passing, gave her great joy and was her social network. She loved the Fire Department and the Lions, both of which her initial love for came from loving her husband and his interests; she subsequently became actively involved in helping them succeed in any way she could.  She loved Blue Jays Baseball, especially when they won! The neighbourhood squirrel population will also mourn her as she kept them well fed throughout the year. Special thanks to the kind staff at Norfolk General Hospital & Juravanski Cancer Centre for their compassionate care. Friends may call at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave, Port Dover (519)-583-1530 on Thursday, September 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in memory of Lillian on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Church, Port Dover. Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Port Dover Fire Department or Port Dover Lions Club. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Barbara Burroughsford
BURROUGHSFORD, Barbara Florence (nee McCulloch) passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2016 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 86th year. Dear mother of Richard (Kathie) of Port Dover, Tom (Rose) of St. Stephen, N.B. and Bob (Janet) of Burlington. Loving grandmother of Chris, Melissa and Andrew and great-grandmother of Austin, Grace, Max, Sophie, Madeline and Audrey. Fondly remembered by her sister Evelyn Grant of Woodstock, N.B. and brother-in-law Owen Darling of Nova Scotia. Predeceased by her husband Bruce, mother Florence, sister Jean and brother-in-law Sterling Grant. In keeping with Barbara’s wishes cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519)-583-1530. Online condolences can be made at

Published September 14th 2016

John Kozmik
KOZMIK, John Andrew passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Dover Cliffs LTC in his 87th year. Loving husband of Jean Collins, dear father of James (Lorna) of Peterborough, Jack (Karen) of Sutton and William (Penny) of Barrie. Sadly missed by stepdaughter Darlene (Darryl) Fehrman and sister Ann (Tony) Hucaluk of Edmonton. John is also survived by numerous grand and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Dorothy, parents Andrew and Tina, daughter Kathy Kozmik, brothers Bill, Steve, Mac and Fred, sister Pearl and brother-in-law Bill Owens. In keeping with John’s wishes cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover. For those wishing, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Joan Stetson
STETSON, Joan Elizabeth (nee Beairsto) passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Dover Cliffs LTC in her 84th year. Loving mother of Phil of Courtice, Paul (Sandy) of Peterborough, Vaughan of Port Dover, Lori of Brampton and Terri of Brampton. Dear grandmother of Sonya (Ty), Shawn (Kerry), Matthew (Rachel) and Katie (Ryan). Great- grandmother of Adrianna, Hannah, Noah, Molly and Abigail. Predeceased by her husband Leith (2013), brother Donald and sister-in-law Leila. Joan was deeply involved in the community, a proud member of Grace United Church and the United Church of Canada. Mother to many in the community she was affectionately known as the card lady, a member of UCW, Joan’s supper club and participated at Ryerson Beach Camp and Quin-Mo-Lac. Joan will be remembered for the hugs she gave freely and her warm smile. Friends were invited to share their memories of Joan with family on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, September 12, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Service to Celebrate Joan’s life was held at Grace United Church (Chapman and St. George Streets.) Port Dover on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. Reverend Jeff Smith officiating. Interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Grace United Church Missions and Services Fund or Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at

Published September 7th 2016

David Weber
WEBER, David Stanley. David Weber passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Port Dover on his 55th wedding anniversary on September 2, 2016. Beloved husband of Margaret and dear father of Andrew (Jennifer), Chris (Sue), Mark, Grant (Helen), Robert (Jennifer) and Jennifer Graham (Stuart). He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and his siblings Arlene Zardrager (Dick), Peter Weber (Judy) and Margaret Martin (Keith). David was a former member of the Gentlemen of Harmony. Friends were invited to call at The Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., Simcoe on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. Service will be held at Walsh Baptist Church, Elizabeth Street, Walsh, Ontario on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Marc Bertrand officiating. Interment Roseville Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Walsh Baptist Church or Teen Challenge Farms would be appreciated. Online condolences at

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