Death Notices – September 2018



Published September 5, 2018

Bob Smythe
SMYTHE, Robert Walker of Simcoe, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC, Port Dover on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in his 73rd year. Born in Simcoe on July 2, 1946, son of the late Frederick Joseph and Berniece Hilliard Smythe. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Dennis Goldsberry of Hamilton, a nephew Gregory Goldsberry of Toronto, a niece Eleanor Smith and her husband Dan of Hamilton and two great-nieces, Bridget and Aurora Smith.
Bob was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Dover. He graduated from the University of Guelph, OAC Diploma course, in 1967 and later in 1974 with a B.Sc. in agriculture. In 1985 he obtained a Master of Agriculture degree from the University of Florida. He was a part-time instructor at Fanshawe College in Simcoe for brief periods during the 1960s and 1980s, but was mainly engaged in raising Angus beef cattle and Suffolk sheep over the years.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon followed by the Memorial Service at noon at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). For those wishing, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, St. Paul’s Anglican Church or the University of Guelph would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at


Published September 12, 2018

Jack Field
FIELD, John Edward (Jack) — Passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. Jack Field, beloved husband for 62 years of Evelyn (nee House). Loving father of Sharon (Paul), Brian (Lori) and Kevin (Lisa). Grandfather of Jason, Kyle, Katherine, Jennifer, Ashley, Johnathon and Rebecca and Andy. Fondly remembered by Roger. Brother of Marjorie Porter and brother-in-law of Marjorie Lindsay and Agnes House. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Thursday, September 13 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. The funeral service for Jack will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Thursday at 11 o’clock. A private family interment will take place at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at

Marvin Marks
MARKS, Marvin John – With family at his side Marvin passed away peacefully at his residence in Waterford on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Sonya (Weaver). Loving father of Paul, Tod, Crystal (and Bryan) Young. Proud grandpa of Amanda, Aaron (and Dayna), and great-grandchildren Adam, William and Louie. Friends may be received at Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Threasa Stewart
“Hallelujah, you were an angel in the shape of my mom.
You got to see the person that I have become.
Spread your wings and I know,
That when God took you back,
He said, Hallelujah you’re home.”
STEWART, Threasa Catharine — It is with heavy hearts that the family of Threasa Stewart announces her sudden passing Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Daughter of the late James and Theresa Stewart. The proud and loving mother of Kelly. She is also survived by her sisters Rita (Jim) and Sharon, her brothers Chuck, Chris (Glenna), Gerard (Jocelyn), Gary (Ruth), Anthony, Dave (Diane). She is predeceased by her brothers Jim and Lyle. Cremation has taken place and all services are private. The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in Threasa’s memory are asked to consider The Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences at


Published September 19, 2018

Ev Hobbs
HOBBS, Evelyn Irene Hobbs (née Dawson), 76, of Port Dover, formerly of Hamilton, died peacefully in her sleep on September 3, 2018 in Norfolk General Hospital after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Born on June 12, 1942 in Hamilton, she is predeceased by her parents, Reta and Alfred Dawson. Survivors include husband Alan Hobbs of Port Dover; daughters Lorin MacDonald of Toronto and Kimberley Hobbs of Oshawa; brother Murray (the late Marjorie) Dawson of Hamilton; sister-in-law Mary Hobbs of Paris, ON; brother-in-law Ian (Sandy) Hobbs of Mountain, ON; as well as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and numerous relatives. Since 1975, Ev lived in Norfolk County with her husband, Alan (Al), spending the last 28 years in Port Dover. She will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a woman who enthusiastically enjoyed life and mastered all she tried, be it a beautiful wildflower garden, achieving her third-degree black belt in karate, puppy and dog training, and so much more. Her interests were varied, demonstrating a keen desire for lifelong learning – golfing, drawing, calligraphy, and playing the guitar, to mention just a few. Ev loved all animals and shared her home with many over the years. She displayed a sharp wit and was always quick to smile and laugh. There was nothing more infectious than her bent-over-double silent laugh! All of these things were exhibited during visits this summer with her cousins Donna Fisher and Barbara McKeown as they recalled the fun-filled Murray Family picnics of their childhood. The family thanks Dr. Alison Malo and Dr. John D. Hall of Port Dover and all of those who cared for Ev with compassion during her last days at Norfolk General Hospital. Cremation has taken place. All are welcome to a celebration of life memorial service on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church, 18 Chapman Street West in Port Dover, with a reception to follow. The Reverend Kathryn Vance officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). Online condolences to

Stan McMillan
McMILLAN, Stanley Robert, with his loving family at his side, Stan passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the age of 76. Beloved husband and buddy of Mary Avila (Ave) McMillan. Loving father of Debbie (Ralph) Keefer, Doug (Lori) McMillan, Darlene (Richard) Yardley, Cheryl (Carl) Bomberry, Scott Wenige and Morgan (Tia) Wenige. Proud grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law Bill (Bev) Ray and Terry (Judy) Ray of London. Stan is predeceased by his parents Kate and Fred McMillan and his sister Edna Marie McMillan. Stan was a true sportsman at heart. Friends are invited to share their memories of Stan at visitation at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate Stan’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Kathryn Vance officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to London Health Sciences Foundation, Pulmonary Fibrosis Program would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at

Georgia Painter
PAINTER, Georgia Miriam (nee Morris) of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in her 91st year. Loving wife of Ken Painter for 65 years. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Keith Painter of Port Dover, Elizabeth and Doug Schuyler of Port Dover and Miriam and David Woods of Simcoe. Dearly loved grandmother of Michelle Woods, Georgia Schuyler and Samantha Schuyler. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Stan and Ione Morris, Rosemary Mitchell and Georgina Morris. Predeceased by her brother Archie Morris and brother-in-law Clarence Mitchell. Georgia was a proud fourth-generation resident of Port Dover. Visitation was held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Georgia’s life was held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment at Port Dover Cemetery. Condolences can be made at

Gwen Richardson
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 we lost our dearly loved Gwendolyn Marie Richardson. She was in her 78th year. Gwen leaves to mourn, her devoted two sons, Drew (Laurie), and Brent. She also leaves behind grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jake, and Sara (without an “h”). Also survived by her sisters-in-law, Helen Phibbs (William), Martha Taylor (Terry), and many nieces, and nephews, and her loved dog Cindy. Predeceased by her husband Mac, brothers Jack (Gladys), Wray (Marie), Jim (Bernie), and sister Grace Foy (Bill). The family honoured her life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main St. S., Hagersville on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at All Saint’s Anglican Church in Hagersville on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery, Jarvis. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


Published September 26, 2018

Trish Trinder
TRINDER, Patricia “Trish” (nee Chambers) of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in her 59th year. Loving wife of Ken, cherished mother and mother-in-law of Amie and Ray Ferris of Port Rowan and Corey Trinder and Robin Whitehead of Port Dover. Much loved Mimi of Bailey and Steven. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ric and Sally Chambers, Ron and Karen Chambers all of Port Dover, Bob Trinder and Diane VanZee of Turkey Point and Carol and Ed Anthony of Birch Hill, Saskatchewan. Fondly remembered by her father-in-law Jim Hogan of London. Trish will by sadly missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nephew and numerous friends. Predeceased by her parents Grant and Val Chambers, mother-in-law Violet Hogan and sister-in-law Pat Trinder.
Trish was a sales representative with Royal LePage Brown Realty. She began her real estate career in 1980 with her father Grant at George MacDonald real estate as an office administrator. She was a past president of the Port Dover Skating Club and Port Dover Minor Softball and an avid volunteer for the Port Dover Kinsmen Club and other local Port Dover organizations.
Trish loved to garden just like her mother and enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her family and friends. The family would like to thank Sally and Nicci Chambers for their amazing care for Trish both while at home and in the hospital. As well as Drs. Natalie McConnell and Robin Martin-Godelie and the nurses of 3B and the 4th floor at Norfolk General Hospital for their compassionate and accommodating care during this difficult time.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Trish at visitation on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). A Memorial Service to celebrate Trish’s life will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts) Port Dover. The Reverends Sheena Marini and Kathryn Vance officiating.
For those wishing, donations to the Who Did It Club or the Port Dover Kinsmen Club would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at

Roger Cruickshank
At Cedarwood Village, Simcoe on September 21, 2018 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 64 years to Twila (Lampman). Dear father of Roger (Pam), Michael (Joanne) and James (Phyllis). Cherished grandfather of Dean (Kim), James, Christina Hele (Josh), Jennifer Parnell (Kyle), Jason, Nicole and Cheryl and great-grandfather of Cheyenne, D.J., Summer, Jordyn and Lauryn. Roger was predeceased by his brother Douglas Cruickshank and survived by his sister-in-law Maebelle and predeceased by his sister Eleanor Joyce and survived by his brother-in-law Harold Joyce. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Erland Lampman (Ruth), Everett Lampman (Deane deceased), June Miller (Bob deceased). He was predeceased by in-laws Don Lampman and Sharon Roberts and survived by in-laws Lyn Lampman and Dave Roberts.
Roger was active in the local community and was the recipient of many public service awards including Canada 150.
A service will be held at the Vittoria Community Centre, Vittoria, Ontario on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life and refreshments. Memorial donations to the Vittoria and District Foundation or the Woodhouse United Church would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Ferris Funeral Home, Simcoe. Online condolences at

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