Past Obituaries

September 10, 2008

ALICE "JILL" ABELA
In loving memory of Alice "Jill" Abela, who passed away July 28, 2008, in Palm Coast, Florida.
Predeceased by her mother, Grace (Chell) Kerr.
Survived by her husband, Lewis A. Abela; and her sons, Frank (Stephanee) Abela, of Ripley, and Paul (Ann Marie) Abela, of East Pointe, Michigan.
Beloved grandmother of Vanessa (Aneez) Kanji, of Toronto; Iain of LaSalle, Ontario; and Anthony, of East Pointe, Michigan.
Services were held July 31, 2008, in Palm Coast Florida.

TERRY HUNT
1945-2008
Terry Hunt died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, with his family by his side after a brief but very brave battle with cancer.
Born in London, England, Terry along with his young family immigrated to Canada in May, 1970. Soon after, Terry started work with Ontario Hydro at Deep River, moving to Kincardine in 1973. He helped with the commissioning of Bruce GSA and, when the time came, helped shut it down. Recently Terry was involved with the Restart project. He was truly a man who loved his work.
Terry was very involved in his community as a member of the Ripley and District Lion's Club. He also served on several local committees where he worked very hard to give back to the community of Ripley, which meant so much to him.
He will be very much missed by his wife Joye, daughters Deborah (Caira) and Cherie (Johnson), sons-in-law Sean Johnson and Gabriele Caira, and grandchildren Meghan and Brady Johnson.
Also feeling his loss are his many family members: Allen Farmiloe and Maureen Dillon; Julie Nobert; Matt Lawrence; Dustin and Tyler Nobert; Charlotte, Siya and Mazdack Elahy; Paul, Margaret, Olivia and Maxwell Farmiloe; Bo Farmiloe; Rosina Singerman; Brian and Marj Hunt and family; Joe and Marg Hunt and family; Peter Hunt; and James and Betty Feates and family.
He was very special - the most giving man, and we feel very privileged to have had him as our own.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, all are invited to attend a Celebration of the Life of Terry, from 2-4 p.m. at the Ripley Legion. Bring your memories so that we can share them together.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Township of Huron-Kinloss for the Ripley Fire Department or the Lewis Park Revitalization Project.

 

September 3,2008

Gladys Arnold has passion for local history
Long-time teacher was in 104th year
Gladys Arnold
Gladys Arnold (McCosh) beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Arnold of Ripley passed away at Trillium Court, Kincardine on Sunday, August 17, 2008, in her 104th year.
Born on March 8, 1905 in Huron Township to the late Matilda "Tillie" (Orr) and Robert McCosh, she is survived by daughter Joyce (Jim) McEwan of Kincardine, three grandsons, James (Barbara) McEwan of Etobicoke, Kenneth (Marian) McEwan of Chatham and Alexander McEwan of Calgary; five great grandchildren, Ian, Colin, Sarah, Brett and James McEwan; one niece and three nephews. Predeceased by son Gordon (1962) and two siblings, Donald McCosh and Olive Knight.
She lived most of her life in Huron and Kincardine Townships after becoming a teacher in 1924. She used these teaching and organizing skills repeatedly in teaching Sunday School and Bible Study, 4H, Women's Institute courses, Farm Forum, United Church Women, the Ripley Agricultural Society and the Ripley Happy Hearts Club.
Her greatest passion was local history and genealogy. She was a member of the Grey Bruce Genealogical Society and the Ontario Genealogical Society; also Historical Society of Bruce. She was research co-ordinator for the Bruce Branch of the Genealogical Society for over 20 years. Many people from far and wide came to her home to search through her vast resources for their "roots". She had researched the local municipal records of weddings and the census and recorded numerous local cemeteries. She wrote histories of the Cullen, Geddes, Orr and McCosh families as well as aiding in the books, Ripley the Hub of Huron 1985; and History of Ripley 1975-1992; History of St. Andrew's United Church where she was an active member as that church celebrated its centenary in 1986.
Gladys was an avid gardener, still keeping her garden into her nineties. She was honoured as Citizen of the Year in 1995.
Living over a century she saw tremendous changes in modes of transportation and communication. Her great love of the people in this community and their betterment led to a long life well lived.
Visitation was held from MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, August 19, 2008.
Funeral service was conducted from St. Andrew's United Church, Ripley on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, with Rev. Diane Dier officiating, Doris Bradley organist and Bob Rutledge soloist.
Pallbearers were grandsons James, Kenneth and Alexander McEwan, great grandson Ian McEwan, Douglas Knight and Shane Arnold.
Flower bearers were great grandchildren Colin, Sarah, Brett and James.
Interment Ripley Cemetery.
Donations to St. Andrew's United Church or charity of choice were great appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com

 

Susan Ruth Caiger-Watson
Susan Ruth Caiger-Watson passed peacefully Aug. 24, 2008 after a two-year battle with acute leukemia. She was in her 49th year. Beloved wife of Chris Fraser, loving mother of Sophie Fraser,
daughter of Frank and Marilyn Caiger-Watson of Kincardine, and dear sister of Kim (Tim Bolger), Calgary.
All the love and support from SusanÀ$Às friends and the York School family was instrumental to Susan throughout her journey. Dr. Lorri Puil and Alan Hobson provided tremendous emotional support to Susan from her illness. Special thanks to Dr. Mark Minden, Dr. Anna Rydlewsky and Dr.
Joseph Brandwein for the tremendous care Susan received at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). And heartfelt thanks to the incredible nursing staff at PMH. A celebration of Susan' s life for family and friends will be held at St. Clement's Anglican Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue, Toronto on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations can be made in Susan's name to Chris Fraser's 2009 Conquer Cancer ride at The Ride to Conquer Cancer, Benefitting the Princess Margaret Hospital, 1605-100 Yonge St.,
Toronto, ON M5C 2W1, or to Families for Children at
www.familiesforchildren.ca.

ERIC ARTHUR COWAN
Eric Arthur Cowan, of Inverhuron, long time resident of Brampton and long time employee of Armbro Transport and Armbro Construction, died at Brampton Civic Hospital, on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, in his 82nd year.
Beloved husband of the late Shirley Cowan (nee Seiffert). Dear father of Craig (Trudy) Cowan of Brampton, Tracy (Kingston) Patterson of Erin, David (Fiona) Cowan of Port Elgin, and Shelley (Lajos) Kellner of Tottenham. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Melissa, Daniel, Eric, Blake, Aaron, Bryanna, Samantha, Raechel and Logan. Loved brother of Caroline Cowan of Toronto and Phyllis Cranley of Thornhill.
Predeceased by six brothers and three sisters.
Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z5 519‑396‑2701, on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service was be held on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Jim Weir officiating.
Interment, Tiverton Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.       
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com


NORMAN RULE MACGREGOR MITCHINSON

Norman Rule MacGregor Mitchison of Southampton died at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Friday, August 22, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of the former Thelma Moyer for 62 years.
Father of Ron and his wife Adele of Kincardine, and Tim and his wife Evi of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Grandfather of Derek, and Steven of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Brother of Donald and his companion Amy Bell of Niagara Falls, Harry of St. Catharines, Jack and his wife Helen of Paincourt, Annabelle and her husband Tom of Niagara Falls, and his sister-in-law Anna Moyer of Victoria. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents James and Margaret Mitchinson, his sister-in-law Gloria Mitchinson and his brother-in-law K.O. Moyer.
Norm served in the Royal Canadian Navy 1939‑1945 and was one of the first volunteers in the first Draft for the Combined Operations Raid on Dieppe, where he was mentioned in dispatches for actions there. Norm was one of only a few Canadians to have  participated in six major invasions of the Second World War - Dieppe, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, D-Day (Normandy) and Southern France. Norm was presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth and was one of the first recipients of the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship. In the 1960s, Norm co-founded The Committee of One Thousand, believed to be North America's first Anti Pollution Group.
A memorial service will be held at the Bruce County Museum on Sunday, September 14, 2008, at 1 p.m.
Interment at Sea.
Memorial contributions to the War Amps or the ICU of Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Arrangements in care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

August 27, 2008

ALVIN A. FRANCE

Alvin A. France, beloved husband of Ethel France (Anness) of Ripley passed away at Kincardine Hospital on Aug. 19, 2008, at the age of 87.
Born in Amabel Township on Sept. 30, 1920, to the late Ethel (Colwell) and George France.
Dear father of Jim (Debbie) France of Ripley. Loving grandfather of Kevin (Terri) France of Kincardine, Dean (Michelle) France of Kitchener and Corrine France, also of Kitchener. Great grandfather of Connor, Joshua and Braiden.
Predeceased by brothers Charlie, Harold, Jim, Mel and John France and sister Helen Schroeder.
Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and MCCreathe Funeral Home, Ripley, on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008.
The funeral was conducted from the chapel on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Diane Dier officiating.
Pallbearers were Ron France, Stewart France, Doug Schroeder, Kevin France, Dean France and Corrine France.
Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery, Brant Township.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kincardine Hospital Foundation were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com

 

August 20, 2008

MYRTLE HARRIET MACDONALD
Myrtle Harriet (nee Burns) MacDonald, of Kincardine, a Second World War veteran, died at Grey Bruce Health Services-Southampton, on Thursday, August 14, 2008, in her 85th year.
Beloved wife of the late Wilbert MacDonald. Dear mother of  Randy (Debra) of South Porcupine, Richard of Kincardine, Susan MacKay of P.E.I., Eileen Klein of Port Elgin, Sharon Baker of Owen Sound, Rose (Ken) Middleton of Tara, and Joseph Baker of British Columbia.
Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her brothers, Harold, Robert, Lloyd and James Burns and her sisters, Verna Smith and Violet Collins.  Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z5, 519‑396‑2701, on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 19, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.
Memorial donations to Community Living-Kincardine & District or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

STEPHEN MANN
June 25, 1923 ‑ Aug. 14, 2008
Stephen Frederick Mann passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after an extremely long yet very courageous battle with cancer.
Predeceased by his parents Jack and Joan; and by his beloved wife Marcelle in July, 2001.
Much admired and loved by his children: Sally (Kevin), Helen (Colin), Mike (Donna), Jackie (Guy) and John (Linda). Special grandad to Sarah and Kelsey; Stephen (Ella) and Nancy; and Chantelle and Nicki. Also survived by his brother Roly Mann, of Thunder Bay; sister Alice Brettell, of Cheltenham, England; and many nieces and nephews.
Stephen was born in Dublin, Ireland. He served with the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and saw active duty in Germany, Sicily, South Africa and on the beaches of Normandy.
He met and married the true love of his life, Marcelle, following the war. After the birth of Sally, Helen and Michael, they immigrated to Canada in 1957, and had two more children, Jackie and John. The family initially lived in Hamilton and ultimately settled in Cambridge (Hespeler). Stephen worked in the steel industry for several years prior to joining ITT in 1975 where he worked in a number of cities across the United States.
He retired in 1986 to single‑handedly care for his Alzheimer's‑stricken wife Marcelle, at their home, until her passing in 2001. Following Marcelle's death, Stephen immersed himself in volunteer work, driving for various charitable organizations, including the Cancer Society and the Seniors Day Away Program until 2007.
Stephen was well‑known and respected for his mischievous sense of humour, kind and generous heart, keen intelligence and love of family. His children have very fond memories of summer holidays at the cottage on Lake Huron and weekends camping in local provincial parks. His grandchildren will long‑remember his annual Halloween extravaganzas that always included local neighbourhood children and consisted of treasure hunts, apple bobbing and doughnut/jello eating contests.
The family would like to thank Courtnay for her care, commitment and support to Dad during this difficult time.
Resting at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, at Stephen's request, there was a private family visitation on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Cremation followed.
Donations to the Ontario or Canadian Cancer Society in Stephen's memory would be welcomed by the family and can be facilitated via the funeral home at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
Stephen was an incredible father, caring grandad and wonderful brother. We love you, Dad!

August 13

MYRTLE ANDERSON
Myrtle Geraldine Anderson, of Kincardine, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, in her 91st year. 
Dear mother of Sheila (Allan) Craib, of London; Marnie  Ballantyne, of Paris; and Heather (Craig) Flannigan, of London.  Loving grandmother of Shellie Roley, Angela Watson and Shea Flannigan. 
Predeceased by her husband Mervin Anderson, sisters Olive Needham and Ada Pollock, brothers Eldon and Jim Lowry as well as a son‑in‑law Tom Ballantyne. 
Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. 
Pallbearers were Al Craib, Craig Flannigan, Lynn Lowry, David Lowry, Wayne Lowry and Elliott Lowry. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

MAURICE CHESBRO
Maurice Porter Chesbro, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, in his 64th year. 
Beloved husband of Linda Chesbro (née Anness). 
Dear father of Dwayne Chesbro, of Sarnia; and Lisa (Tim) Wells, of Walkerton. Loved grandfather of Alexander and Jacob Wells.
Cherished brother of Wilma Elliott, of Lucknow; and Rhoda Chesbro, of Kincardine. Sadly missed by many brothers‑in‑law, sisters‑in‑law, nieces and nephews. 
Predeceased by his brother Robert and his sister Esther. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2008, from 7-9 p.m., from where the funeral service will be held at  2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, with Rev. Dr. Chris Morgan officiating. 
Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. 
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

RALPH GRUBB
Ralph Leo Grubb, of Ripley, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine on Thursday, July 31, 2008, in his 76th year.
Dear father of Barb Grubb, of Ripley; Glenn (Marj) Grubb, of Kincardine; Marvin Grubb and Darrin Grubb, both of Ripley. Sadly missed by grandchildren Emily and Adam. 
Loving brother of Marjorie Moyer, of Durham; Anne Ertel, of Kitchener; Leona (Vincent) Lunz, of St. Agatha; David Grubb, of Hanover. 
Predeceased by his wife Helen (née Zimmerman); his parents Louis and Irene (Schenkel) Grubb; stepmother Annie Grubb; sisters Florence Meyer, Betty Ertel, Theresa Doerr; as well as brothers Philip and Joseph Grubb. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Monday, Aug. 4 from 2‑4 and 7‑9 p.m. 
A funeral mass was held at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Don Wilhelm officiating. 
Interment Ripley Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were David Gamble, Bruce Grubb, Brian Grubb, Murray Grubb, Richard Grubb and Dennis Grubb. 
Flower bearers were Emily and Adam Grubb. 
Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

KEVIN KING
Kevin Claude King, of Bluevale and formerly of Kincardine, passed away at the Wingham and District General Hospital, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, in his 41st  year after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.
Beloved husband of Michelle (Picard), and loving father of Max and Kelli, of Bluevale. 
Dear son of Ken and Lise King, of Kincardine; and brother of Keith (Jennifer) of Seattle, Washington. Son‑in‑law of Dick and Sharon Picard of Kincardine; and brother‑in‑law of Jeff Picard (Jennifer), of Kincardine.
Kevin will be missed by his grandmother, Therese Dubreuil, of Levis, Quebec; and grandfather‑in‑law, Wilfred Picard, of Lucknow. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews, Jean Luc and Nikki, of Seattle; and Mary and Jori, of Kincardine. Kevin will be missed by several aunts and uncles and cousins. 
Visitation will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 749 Russell Street, Kincardine, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, with Rev. Fr. Don Wilhelm officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
 

KATHRYN ANNE MCKAY
Kathy (Sinclair) McKay of Kincardine died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at the London Health Sciences Centre. She was in her 57th year.
Born Aug. 13, 1951, in Kincardine, she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Annie (MacSween) Sinclair.
She is survived by her husband, John; two sons, Scott (Lilette) McKay of Toronto and Tim (Barb) McKay of Guelph; three grandchildren, Henry, Ella and Andrew McKay; two sisters, Sharon Harding and Dana (Eric) Howald of Kincardine; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and brother-in-law Al Harding.
Kathy spent her life in Kincardine, including 30 years on Kincardine's main street working for Kiltie Shoes. Her friendly smile and unassuming personality made Kathy many friends over the years.
She enjoyed her work, said her son Scott in his eulogy, not because she liked shoes, but because she liked people.
After retiring, she enjoyed her time with her family, especially her dear grandchildren.
Visitation was at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home Kincardine Thursday, Aug. 7, while the funeral was Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine.
Rev. Jim Weir, a former minister at Knox, who had married Kathy and John, and Rev. Susan Samuel of Knox, conducted the funeral.
Eulogies were delivered by Kathy's sons, Scott and Tim, and her niece, Elizabeth Harding.
Pallbearers were Derek Skinner, Murray Carver, Steve Nichol, Bill MacTavish, Jake Hunter and Doug Duplantis.
Flowerbearers were Sarah and Josh Howald, Patrick Deslauriers and Suzanne McKay.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Sleeping Children Around the World and Grandmothers to Grandmothers would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

RAY MELDRUM
Ray Meldrum, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at the age of 76.
Beloved husband of Marilyn. Dear father of Lyalle Meldrum, of Kincardine; Heather Meldrum, of Eugene, Oregon; Kevin (Shelley) Meldrum, of Cambridge; Rachel (Drew) Bayley, of St. Catharines; and Stephen (Tammy) Meldrum, of London. 
Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Michael, Rebecca, Kara, Megan, Steven, and Dylan. Loving brother of Norma Ross, Gladys Crerar, and Lynn, Roy, Maynard, Gordon and Glenn Meldrum.  Predeceased by his parents Lorne and Ida Meldrum, sister Helen Meldrum and brother Fred Meldrum. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, from 7‑9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. 
Memorial donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada ‑ Canine Vision or the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

JAMES ROSS
James Daniel Ross died suddenly, but peacefully, at his second home in London, Ontario on Aug. 4, 2008, at the age of 13.
Beloved son of Brian and Laura Ross, of Ripley, and older brother of Shannon and Melissa, at home. Cherished grandson of Pat and Clarence Jarvis, of Ripley; and Don and Jean Ross, of Whitechurch.
Also mourning are his loving Homeshare parents, Richard and Aline Lisabeth, of London, and Homeshare siblings, Jocelyn, Ashley, Kylee and Tyler, all of London.
Loved nephew of Sandra and Geoff Farrell, Kincardine; Holly Jarvis, London; Kathleen and Glenn Wells, Alliston; Dave and Kim Ross, Whitechurch; Bob and Lois Ross, Waterloo; and Doug Ross, Wingham. Missed by many cousins, as well as great aunts and uncles.
Predeceased by cousin Dawn-Marie Ross.
Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, from 1-3 and 6-9 p.m., from where the funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, with friend and pastor Rev. Bernie Skelding officiating. A selection of hymns and children's songs were lovingly played by family friend Phil Main. Eulogies were provided by James' Dad, Brian Ross and cousin Jonathan Farrell who was sadly unable to attend.
Pallbearers were cousins Thomas, Jacob and Patrick Farrell and Alexander, Andrew and Brandon Ross.
Flower bearers were sisters Shannon and Melissa Ross, cousin Amanda Ross and Homeshare sisters Jocelyn, Ashley and Kylee Lisabeth.
Interment Ripley Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Easter Seals Society or the Sunshine Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
James, you will be in our hearts forever.
We know that you are running and jumping with our wonderful Saviour now.
We wouldn't change a second of our time with you.
No regrets, much love.

 

 

August 6

BETTY DICKSON
Betty Doreen Dickson (née MacGregor), of Tiverton, died at Summit Place, Owen Sound, on Monday, July 28, 2008, in her 71st year.  Beloved wife of the late Willis Dickson. 
Dear mother of Bob (Chris LeBold), of Seaforth; Bill, of Cambridge; John, of Kincardine; and Jim (Kathy), of Kincardine.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Dylan, Kyle and Bryce Lebold; Brendan, Ashley and Mitchell Dickson; and Cheyenne Stewart; and great‑grandchildren: Cameron, Allysa and Karli. 
Loved sister of Helen McPherson and sister‑in‑law of Isabel Houston, both of Kincardine. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service was held in the chapel on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 
Interment Tiverton Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

HAZEL FOSTER
Hazel Iris Foster (née York), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre ‑ Kincardine, on Monday, July 28, 2008, in her 87th year. 
Former wife of the late William Foster. Dear mother of Barb Jamieson, of Kincardine; Stu (Linda) Foster, of Cornwall; and Ray Foster, of Florida. Also fondly remembered by Ron Schwartz, daughters‑in‑law Val Foster and Sharon Foster. 
Loved grandmother of Kelly (Jamie) MacKinnon, Carrie (Chris) Rhody, Dave (Chantal) Foster, Sarah (Chris) Nightingale and Mike Foster (Mandy); and great‑grandmother of Jayson, Kaitlyn, Owen, Corbin, Nathaniel and Brayden. 
Predeceased by three brothers: Jack, Norman and Ray; and three sisters: Peggy, May and Joan. 
A come-and-go celebration of Hazel's life will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, from 2-4 p.m. 
Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Cornwall. 
Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

July 30, 2008

TYLER DAVIDSON MacLEOD
In memory of Tyler Davidson MacLeod, Octoer 19, 1979 - July 31, 2005.
As time unfolds another year,
Memories keep you ever near,
Silent thoughts of times together,
Hold memories that will last forever.
Always loved and remembered by father Raye, grandmother Hazel Jean and all the McLelland family.--31.

TONY TROTMAN
July 26, 2003
Remembering my husband Tony,
Always loved, never forgotten,
I think of you in silence and wipe away my tears,
We shared the good and bad times,
My memories keep you near.
Loving wife, Dorthy.--31.

GRACE VELTKAMP
In memory of Grace Veltkamp, who passed away one year ago, July 30, 2007.
You slipped away without a goodbye,
Our memories of you will never die,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still missed, still loved and always dear.
Greatly missed and loved by Harry, Gary, Arend, Wayne and families.--31.

July 23, 2008

WILLIAM CHATHAM
William Davidson Chatham died at the Kincardine Hospital on July 17, 2008.
Beloved husband of Helen-Louise Safford for 63 years.
Loving father of Elizabeth Jane Vezina (Gary King), Spencer John Chatham (Patricia), Louise Safford Reeves (Larry), William Daniel Chatham (Michelle Lagassé) and Andrew Lewis Chatham. Grandfather to JoAnne Vezina, Tara Chatham, Brent Chatham, Audra Kiely (Matt), Stacey Mckell, Diana Budd (Cayl) and Janis Mckell. Great grandfather to Kaitlyn and Ryan Kiely.
Born in Dalkeith, Scotland, Bill emigrated with his parents to Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A, at the age of 13.
As a wireless operator, Bill served with aircrew in the RCAF in the Second World War. He was overseas for three years in England, Africa, India and Ceylon. On his return, Bill married Helen.
Over the years, they lived in Montreal, where Bill was an elder in the Presbyterian Church in the town of Mount Royal; farmed in Farnham Center, Quebec; and retired to Ripley, Ontario.
A memorial service will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 3 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your favourite charity in Bill's name would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

HAROLD GUEST
Harold Guest, of Toronto and formerly of Kincardine, died at Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto, on Friday, April 25, 2008 in his 80th year. 
Beloved husband of Mary (née Robinson). Dear father of David (Cathy) Guest, of Mississauga; Larry Guest, of Richmond Hill; and Jamie (Tina) Guest, of Barrie. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Brent, Camille, Payton, Samantha, Tyson and Bronson. 
Loving brother of Jack (Jane) Guest, and Mabel Hewitt, all of Kincardine; Edgar (Lois) Guest, of Nipawin, Saskatchewan; and Ruth Strathdee of Edmonton, Alberta. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


AUDREY HOWE-KING
Audrey Howe-King, of Lambeth, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, London, on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in her 100th year.
Beloved wife of the late Warwick Howe (1985), and the late Eric King (1998).
Dearly loved mother of Lori (Gary) Sirove, of London; Pat (John) Copeland, of Strathroy; and Mike (Bonnie) Howe, of Mount Forest. Audrey will be sadly missed by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Predeceased by five sisters and one brother.
A service of remembrance celebrating the life of Audrey was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2008, at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Road S., Lambeth (519-652-2020). Family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
On-line condolences and donations are available through the website www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca. Remembrances gratefully acknowledged to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
 

HELEN PETTIGREW
Helen Pettigrew (née Tout), of Tiverton, died at the Southampton Care Centre on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the age of 88 years.
Daughter of the late John Davidson Tout and Catherine Hughena (née Hartwick). Beloved mother of Marg (George) Harper, of Kincardine; Ruth Moore, of New Baltimore, Michigan; Donald (Sharon) Pettigrew, of Penetanguishene; Karen (Tom) McNeill, of Milton; Ken (Rodiena) Pettigrew, of Sarnia; Joan Pettigrew, of Edmonton; Bill (Becky) Pettigrew, of Edmonton; and Tom Pettigrew, of Georgetown. Sadly missed by 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband William Pettigrew, and brother Fred Tout.
The funeral service was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, with Rev. Jim Weir officiating.
Pallbearers were Kevin Purves, Doug Purves, Michael Moore, Charles "Chip" Moore, Christopher McNeill, Jeff Pettigrew and Matt Pettigrew.
Flower bearers were Julie and Janah Fair, Dianne Woodfull, Jan Whetton, Lindsay Pettigrew, Margot Moore and Brandy McNeill.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Alzheimer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

July 16

MARY PAYNE
Mary Eloise Payne passed away unexpectedly at the Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville, on July 6, 2008, in her 81st year.
She was the beloved wife of Peter Charles Payne, of Erin, for over 60 years.
She was the loving mother of Barbara Shannon, John Payne (Sandra), David Payne (Maureen) and Peter Payne (Kim). She was the cherished grandmother of Mary Shannon, Linda Shannon (Luke); Alison, Catherine, Matthew Payne, Ashley and Amber Payne; and great grandmother of Amber Rivette.
She is sadly missed by her sisters: Muriel Newton, Margaret Smith (Wes), and Edythe Cayley; as well as by brothers: Lloyd (Beatrice) Quinn, Earl (Della) Quinn, and Trevor (Sandra) Quinn.
Eloise was the daughter of the late Harvey and Lolita Quinn, of Kincardine. Predeceased by her brother Harold Quinn and sister Evelyn Murdoch.
Visitation was held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin, on Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
The memorial service was held July 10, 2008, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Peter Scott, of the Orangeville Anglican Church officiating. John Payne spoke of his mother's constant love and devotion to her family and home, and Maureen read a beautiful poem as her final tribute.
Cremation followed. Interment Belfountain Cemetery.
If desired, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5G 2M9, as expressions of sympathy.

 

UNA STEWART
Una Mary Stewart (née Phillips) born in Warwickshire County, England and immigrated to Kincardine, Ontario died on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Fenelon Court Long Term Care, in her 80th year.
Beloved wife of the late Gerald Stewart (1988). Dear sister of Lily Thompson, of Fenelon Falls; Sydney and his wife Pearl Phillips, of Edmonton; Roy Phillips and his wife Joyce, of Fort McMurray; and Sonia Phillips, Sheila Phillips, Ellen and her husband Reg Hall, all of England.
Una is survived by many nieces and nephews and great‑nieces and great-nephews. She is fondly remembered by her many family members and friends in Kincardine as well as her most special friends and caregivers, Sandra and Bud Barrett.  
She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters: Vera Beattie, Richard Phillips, Ida (Pat) Price, Thelma Townley and Rita Phillips. 
Visitation was held at the Jardine Funeral Home, Fenelon Falls (1-866-453-9277) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 from 11 a.m. until time of the service in the chapel at 1 p.m. 
Cremation has taken place.  
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Kincardine Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.
Memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please visit the website www.jardinefuneralhome.com for on‑line condolences, memorial donations or to light a memorial candle.
 

 

July 9, 2008

VERNA MAE GALE
Verna Mae Gale (née Swayze), formerly of Inverhuron, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Sunday, June 29, 2008, in her 90th year. 
Beloved wife of the late Hugh Gale. Dear mother of Barbara (Charlie) Wallis, of R.R. 4, Kincardine; and Bob (Kathy) Gale, of Toronto.
Loved sister‑in‑law of Marion Mosolf, of Inverhuron. Sadly missed by her nieces Sandra Norton and Jackie Hartley.
Predeceased by her sister Thelma Norton and her husband Earl; and niece Earla‑Jean Jennison. 
As a youth, Verna was tall, beautiful and athletic. Her school sports were basketball and track, and she also took piano lessons and sang in the church choir. When a new minister came to Caledonia, along with him came his son Hugh who joined the choir and sang with Verna in a quartet. They were also in Young People's together.
Verna, following in her father's footsteps, graduated from Hamilton Normal School in 1938 and then taught grades one to four in various schools for five years. Her starting salary was $600 per year.
Verna and Hugh were married in 1942, during the Second World War, while she was teaching and he was in the Royal Canadian Air Force. When the war was over, Hugh went back to the University of Toronto for four years, while Verna continued working at Eaton's downtown Toronto store and also as a secretary at Queen's Park.
Hugh worked for Bell Canada, serving in Toronto, Montreal, and finally at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. Their two children, Barbara and Robert, were born in Montreal but grew up in New Jersey. The family loved the summer holidays at their cottage on Lake Huron, where many good visits with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins took place.
Verna was a very dedicated stay‑at‑home mother. She was an excellent cook and baker and was always there for her kids when they got home from school. Verna helped her kids with homework and piano lessons, and passed on her love of reading and the English language. She also taught them words of wisdom such as "Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
Verna was someone who thrived on routine and self‑discipline, but she also had quite a sense of humour. She was a great flower gardener, kept a very clean house, and dressed stylishly. Even in her later years she always looked quite elegant with her beautiful white hair and nice earrings.
Hugh owed much of his success to the great woman who stood by his side. On retirement, Hugh and Verna built their dream house at Inverhuron near the old family cottage. They travelled to many parts of the world. When at home, Verna would play the old church pipe organ Hugh had restored and built into their basement. They stayed active by bicycling, swimming in the lake, walking and cross‑country skiing. They did everything together and were faithful church goers all their lives.
Hugh was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 1998, and Verna faithfully cared for him at home as long as she could. When Hugh entered Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Lucknow in 2001, Verna drove there every day to visit. Three years later, she felt her own health problems warranted her joining Hugh at Pinecrest. Verna gladly spent her days with Hugh, filling her spare time reminiscing about her youth and early married life, listening to music, reading, and doing word‑search puzzles. She would also on occasional play the piano for the appreciative staff and residents. Visits and phone calls with family and friends were always welcomed and appreciated.
Verna and Hugh were inseparable. After 65 years of marriage, Hugh's death came as a sorrow too hard to bear. Verna, now looking forward, lost interest in her life here on earth, and exactly five months later to the day, Verna again joined Hugh in Heaven.
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, July 3, 2008 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Derwyn Docken officiating. 
Pallbearers were Jim Gale, Glenn Robinson, Ron Tout, Bill Geddes, Bruce McKechnie and Glen Cowen. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

ROSE REMINGTON
Rose Remington (née Wilson) passed away on July 1, 2008, in her 82nd year.
Born and raised here in Bruce County, she was predeceased by her husband Dave. Together they cherished the opportunity to live and raise a family in Kincardine.
She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

YPE ZONDERVAN
Ype Zondervan passed away peacefully at the A.R. Goudie Eventide Nursing Home, Kitchener, on Sunday, July 6, 2008, at the age of 67.
Son of the late Cornelis and Baujke Zondervan.
Beloved husband for 41 years of Ora (née Cameron). Loving father of Paul and Kevin Zondervan, of Kitchener. Cherished grandpa of Joshua, Jacob, Owen and Keelan.
Brother of Peter (Gail), Klaas (Linda), Bob (Betty), Ron and Magdaline (Garry). Dear son-in-law of Myrtle Cameron, of Kincardine. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews.
A private family service and cremation has taken place.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467). Memorial available on-line at www.henrywalser.com.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington or to the A.R. Goudie Eventide Nursing Home would be appreciated by Ype's family. Cards are available through the funeral home.

 

July 2, 2008

DONALD MacLENNAN
Donald John MacLennan, QC, lived every moment of his life and died on June 22, 2008.
Born on July 9, 1930, Don married Nadine Catherine Blythe on June 29, 1957, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary last year at the home of his sister Jean and also at the Woodbine race track.
Don and Nadine's son, David Neil, died in a boating accident on July 30, 1988. Don's brother Ross died in 1995.

Don will be missed by his wife Nadine; his sister Jean and brother-in-law Bill; his brother Ken; his daughters Catherine (Rob), Barbara and Sarah (Richard); and his granddaughters Erin Tara and Tess.

Don will also be missed by his many friends from Bruce Beach to Belmont House, on the west coast.
Visitation was held on Thursday, June 26, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at the Newbigging Funeral Home, Toronto, and on Friday, June 27, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley.

Don's life was celebrated at 1 p.m. at the Bruce Beach church grounds on Saturday, June 28, 2008, and was followed by refreshments and Dixieland.
Interment Ripley Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

June 24, 2008

DOUGLAS COLLINS
Douglas Gerald Collins, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Walkerton, on Monday, June 16, 2008, in his 64th year. 
Beloved husband of the late Sharon Collins (née Bannerman). Dear father of Julie (Duane) Duncan, of Kitchener; and John (Alex) Collins, of Kincardine. 
Sadly missed by his brothers Wayne (Elaine) Collins, of Kincardine; and Ron (Gerry) Collins, of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, June 19, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, June 20, 2008, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

EARL DAVID KENNEDY
Earl David Kennedy, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Monday, June 16, 2008, in his 89th year.
Beloved son of the late David and Nellie (Bannerman) Kennedy. Loved brother of Thelma (Doug) Drennan, of Kincardine; and Lorna (Orval) Wilson, of Kincardine.
Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
Predeceased by his brother William, and sister-in-law Helenor Kennedy.
Private family funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation, or a charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

ALDA MOURITSEN
Alda Mary Mouritsen (née Stewart), formerly of Kincardine, died peacefully at River Glen Haven Nursing Home, Sutton, on Monday, June 16, 2008, at the age of 76 years.
Beloved wife of the late Albert Mouritsen. Dear mother of Kristine and her husband Gord Calhoun, of Keswick; and Paula and her husband Ken Fairbridge, of Sutton.
Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Kayla, Brie-Anna and Jayme. Dear sister of Margaret Gulliver and her husband Bud, of Wiarton; and Alex Stewart and his wife Edna, of Kincardine; and sister-in-law of Eileen Stewart, of Kincardine. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her son Steven, and her brother Danny Stewart.
Alda started her teaching career in Elm Grove School, continued at Willow Beach School before concluding teaching with Special Education classes at Sutton Public School for many years.
Visitation was held at the Forrest and Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2008. Cremation followed.
Interment of cremated remains, Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton.
Memorial donations to a charity of choice were appreciated by the family.

 

HANNA E. SPLETTSTOESSER
Hanna E. Splettstoesser, beloved wife of Walter Splettstoesser, of Bervie, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the age of 71.
She was born Jan. 15, 1937, in Germany, to the late Alma Komling and Paul Bischoff.
Greatly missed by children: Doris Splettstoesser (Jim Allen), of California; Karen (Tom) Huschilt, of Georgetown; Irene (Ed) Lehoczky, of Belgrave; and Ralph (Jutta) Splettstoesser, of R.R. 4, Kincardine.
Also survived by 14 grandchildren, and siblings Arnold, Peter and Dietmar Bischoff, and Ruth Beninger.
Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held from the chapel at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2008, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor K. Craig officiating.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

 

June 18, 2008

REV. MARVIN CHRISTENSEN
Rev. Marvin Christensen, veteran of the Second World War and beloved husband of the late Margaret Christensen (Sheppard), of Kinlough, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on June 6, 2008, in his 89th year.
Born on Dec. 17, 1919, in Penticton, B.C., to the late Esther McPherson and Holger Christensen.
He is survived by two sons: Blair (Pauline) Christensen, of Montreal; and Don Christensen, of Milton. Also greatly missed by three grandchildren: Jenine, Kimberley and Debbie; and sisters Vivian Parkinson, of London; and Shirley Bouchard, of Texas.
Predeceased by grandsons Donald and Marvin, and brother Ron.
Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, on June 10, 2008, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. at the Kinlough Pentecostal Church, on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, with Pastor Leo Duister officiating.
Pallbearers were Blair and Don Christensen, Chris Armstrong, Gary Andress, Dennis Spanswick and Doug Dahmer.
Soloist was Chase Dahmer and organist was Laura Dahmer.
Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow.
Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

CLARENCE McGILLIVRAY
Clarence Donald McGillivray died peacefully at Hampton Court Retirement Villa, Southampton, on Sunday, June 15, 2008, in his 88th  year.
Husband of the late Marion McKechnie McGillivray (Lamont). Dear father of Byron, of Edmonton; Ian, of Toronto; Rod and his wife Lynda, of Toronto; Elaine, of Calgary; and Yvette, of Toronto.
Proud grandfather of Melissa, Daniel, Nathan, Alexander and Katherine; and great grandfather of Dante and Sebastian.
Dear brother‑in‑law of Kent Lamont, of Port Elgin; Alex Lamont and his wife Wilda, of Saugeen Township; Fraser Lamont and his wife Dorothy, of Bruce Township; Eunice Emmerton, of Bruce Beach; and Sheila Lamont, of Brampton.
Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, by his special friends of Hampton Court Villa and his many friends throughout the Bruce County.
Predeceased by his parents, J.D. and Mabel McGillivray; his infant daughter, Brenda (1951); sister Lillie and her husband Lloyd Brown; brother Harvey and his wife Rita and brother Wilmer. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Clarence McGillivray will be conducted in the chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home, in Southampton, at 2 p.m. on Friday June 20, 2008. Rev. Henry Sikkema, of Knox Presbyterian Church, Tara, will officiate. A time of fellowship and sharing will follow in the Family Centre of the funeral home.
At Clarence's request, his body has been donated to science. Following research, Interment of ashes in Lovat Cemetery, R.R. 2, Paisley.
Expressions of remembrance to the Knox Presbyterian Church, Tara; the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation; or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through the website www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

 

In Memoriam

JENNIFER deHAAN
In memory of Jennifer deHaan, a loving wife and stepmother who went to be with the Lord, June 12, 2007.
Missed and never forgotten, Ed, John, Dylan and Carly.--24.

GAIL ESKRICK
In memory of my wife, mom and grandma who passed away one year ago, June 15, 2007.
Though your smile is gone forever,
And your hand we cannot touch,
Still we have so many memories,
Of the one we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part;
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our heart.
We miss you very much. Lovingly remembered by Lloyd, Lori, Rachael and Nichole.--24.

ESKRICK
In loving memory of my dear sister, Margaret "Gail" Eskrick.
"Received her wings June 15, 2007."
No one knows how much I miss you,
No one knows the bitter pain,
I have suffered since I lost you,
Life has never been the same.
In my heart your memory lingers,
Sweet, tender, fond and true,
There is not a day dear sister,
That I do not think of you.
Lovingly remembered by Darlene, (Eldon and Ryan).--24.

ROBERT JOSEPH HYDE
In loving memory of "Bob", husband, grandfather, great grandfather who passed away June 13, 2003.
We hold you tightly in our hearts,
And there you will remain,
Life goes on without you,
But it will never be the same.
Always remembered by wife Isabel, children and family.--24.

HARVEY ROSS JR.
In fond remembrance of Harvey Ross Jr., who passed away June 9, 2000.
As time unfolds another year,
Memories keep you ever near,
Silent thoughts of times together,
Hold memories that will last forever.
Fondly remembered by Bonnie & Frank.--24.

 

STEWART
Lawrence, Mabel and Delbert
Missing you Dad as your birthday was June 15th and that's Father's Day. Also my Mom who left us June 12 and brother Delbert's birthday June 21 and he left us in 1992.
Miss you more as time goes by,
Though I've stopped asking why,
Till the face of Jesus we can see,
What a "grand reunion" that will be.
- Bernice Campbell and family.--24.

June 4

AGNES DUFRESNE
Agnes Dufresne (née Rowand), of Kincardine and formerly of Cornwall, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Sunday, June 1, 2008, in her 98th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Eugene Dufresne. Dear mother of Muriel Dufresne, of Los Angeles, California; and Ian Dufresne and his wife Helen, of Inverhuron. 

Cherished grandmother of Erin Dufresne, of Australia; and Collen Grubb, of Wainright, Alberta. 
Predeceased by her sister Chrisy Rowand, and her brother James Rowand. 
Visitation will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine (519‑396‑2701), on Friday, June 6, 2008, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Eric Watson officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Pinecrest Manor Residents' Council would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

DONNA HELESIC
Donna May Helesic (née Jones), of Kincardine and formerly of Goderich, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Monday, May 26, 2008, in her 89th year. 
Beloved wife of the late Stephen Helesic. Dear mother of Mike Helesic, of Vancouver; and Bob Helesic and his wife Paulette, of Kincardine.

Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Jarrett, Jeff (Justine), Dana (James Dunnison) and Jaime; and her great‑grandchildren: Hannah, Benjamin, Ava, Madeleine and Ivor. Loved sister of Bertha Rudow, of Elmira. 

Predeceased by her sister Pauline Massey. 

Family and friends were invited to a reception at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, from 2-4 p.m.

A private family interment will be held at the Maitland Cemetery, Goderich. 
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
 

ARTHUR LOVE
Arthur Laverne Love, of Kincardine, died at University Hospital, London, on Thursday, May 29, 2008, in his 64th  year.   
Beloved husband of Arlene Love (née Keating). Dear father of Dan Love (Michelle Maas), of Kincardine; and Rob (Janice) Love, of R.R. 5, Kincardine. 
Special "buddy" of Austin and Pharoh. Sadly missed by his bothers: Bill (Helen), of Toronto; Allan (Sandra), of Markdale; Pat (Cathy), of Port Elgin; and Doran (Brenda), of Goderich; and his sister Delene (Ken) Russell, of Priceville.  
Also survived by sisters‑in‑law Gwen Greensides, of Owen Sound; and Elaine Love. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brother Glen Love, and brother‑in‑law Donald Greensides. 
Visitation will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

GERALD LEWIS WARD
Gerald "Jake" Lewis Ward of Point Clark and formerly of Kitchener, died peacefully at home, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in his 71st year.
He was the beloved husband of Pat Ward (nee Heath). Loving father of Jeffrey (Sara) Ward, Michael Ward and Kim (Tina) Ward-Mohr.  Missed by grandchildren Quillan, Becky, Sierra, Jackson and Westley.
Lovingly remembering by his sister Betty Wright, brothers John (Mary), Don (Fern) and Larry (Diane), sister-in-law Marilyn and the late Dan Peterson, and brothers-in-law, Max (Agnes), the late John (Bonnie), Doug (Connie), Gary (Norma), Donald, Gord  (Dee) and Allan (Sue).
The funeral service was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON  N2Z 1Z5, (519)396‑2701, on Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Bob Putman officiating.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

May 28

VIOLA COLBERT
Viola Margery Colbert (née Thorne), of Kincardine, died at the Southampton Care Centre, on Thursday, May 22, 2008, in her 87th year. 
Beloved wife of the late Donald Colbert. 
Dear mother of Gloria (Volker) Gruetzner, of Winchester; Harry Colbert, of Port Elgin; Jack (Carole) Colbert, of R.R. 1, Clarksburg; and Catherine (Doug) Murdoch, of Kincardine. 
Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Anita (Trevor) Van Nest, Krista (Jim) Wilson, Thomas (Reidena) Gruetzner, Janice (Gary) Finley, Darlene (Brian) Longmire, Kevin Sherman, Sabrina Colbert, Sherilyn (Orlando) Paoletti, Travis Murdoch and Jessica Murdoch; and her great‑grandchildren: Cymbria, Olivia and Adam Van Nest; Jaime and Kaitie Wilson; Emma Gruetzner; Amanda, Kaitlyn, Melissa and Courtney Finley; Corey, Meagan, Reid and Zackery Longmire;  Ashlyn and Kyler Colbert; and Jaidyn Paoletti. 
Also survived by sister‑in‑law, Loretta Thorne, of London.  Predeceased by her sister Iva (Leonard) Howell‑Harris and her brother Jack Thorne. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 369 Princes Street South, Kincardine, on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Jack Hawboldt will officiate. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Watch Tower Society of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

MARY THACKER
Mary Alvina Thacker, of Teeswater, passed away at the Wingham and District Hospital, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in her 86th year.
Born in Brant Township on Sept. 17, 1922, to the late Ben Whitehead and Sarah Bray. Wife of the late Harold Thacker (1985).
Dear mother of Anna Isabel Thacker, of London; Barb Jacklin (Jim Burgess), of Kitchener; Bev Jackson (Bud), of New Dundee; Edward Thacker, of Point Clark; Brenda Parker Kennedy (Len Reinhart), of Teeswater; Cora Thacker, of Kitchener; and Don Thacker, of Kitchener.
Sadly missed by 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Also survived by special friends Clayt and Susan Bell, of Teeswater; and several members of the Whitehead and Thacker families.
Predeceased by her daughter Donna Thacker (1960) and several members of the Whitehead and Thacker families.
Visitation was held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater, on Thursday, May 22, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was conducted in the chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008, with Rev. Douglas Kaufman officiating.
Debbie Osborne, Darlene McIntosh, Sonya Cress and Dawn Jackson were flowerbearers.
Pallbearers were Dave Jacklin, Darryl Jackson, Dean Jackson, Danny Jackson, Brad McIntosh and Clayt Bell.
Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

 


May 21

WILLIAM COULBECK
William (Bill) Coulbeck, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 12, 2008, surrounded by family after a brief battle with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
Born Oct. 26, 1935, to Duncan and Hilda (Marriott) Coulbeck in Sarnia, Bill lived in Sarnia and London area for many years.
On Aug. 19, 1961, Bill married his sweetheart Jackie. They raised three children while living in Bruce County while Bill worked at the Bruce Nuclear Power Development. After many travels, including working abroad, Bill and Jackie returned to live in the Sarnia area 10 years ago. 
Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie (née McEachran); and his children: Leah (John Nielsen), of Lewiston, Utah; Brad (Marisa Lodewyckx‑Hardy), of Windsor; and Stacy (David Cattran), of Guelph. 
Bill is also fondly remembered by his grandchildren: William, Andrew, Melissa, Ryan, Alex, Nate, and Ava. He is survived by his sister Gail Rawlings, his brother Jim, his sister Denise, and his stepmother Helen.
Bill was predeceased by his loving parents, many caring aunts and uncles, and his nephew Guy Rawlings.
An electrician by trade, Bill worked in many diverse locations, such as New Zealand, Australia, Romania, and his children's homes in Utah, Windsor and Guelph. Bill will be remembered for his hardwork ethic, sense of adventure and willingness to take the road less travelled. 
Bill remained active doing the things he enjoyed, such as church work, gardening and working on construction projects, and most recently a family cruise in January‑February with his wife, children and grandchildren. His wisdom, calm demeanour, and dry sense of humour will be sorely missed.
The funeral service was held on Friday, May 16, 2008, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints, Sarnia. Interment followed in Lakeview Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Mesothelioma Early Detection Program at Princess Margaret Hospital. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

 

DONNA O'KANE
Donna Marie O'Kane (née Morrison), of R.R. 2, Tiverton, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Monday, May 12, 2008, in her 59th year. 
She was born March 11, 1950 in Montreal, Quebec, to Norma Dempsey and Albert Edward Morrison.
Beloved mother of Brenda, and her husband Pat Ronan, of Kingston; Brendan, of Guelph; and Tim, of Whistler, B.C. Cherished grandma of Emma and Amanda Ronan. 
Sadly missed by her brothers: Bob Morrison, of Toronto; and John Morrison, of Coquitlam, B.C.; and her sister, Nancy and her husband Bill Young, of R.R. 3, Tiverton. 
Beloved "Auntie" of Ashley, Devin, Caitlin, Cristina, Lianna, Kent and Candace. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, May 15, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church, 749 Russell Street, Kincardine, on Friday, May 16, 2008,  with Rev. Fr. Don Wilhelm officiating. 
Pallbearers were Brendan O'Kane, Tim O'Kane, Bill Young, Devin Young, John Morrison and Scott McPherson.  
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to Lymphoma Foundation Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

May 14, 2008

SAWYER FARRELL
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our newborn infant baby boy, Sawyer Jack Lester Farrell, on May 6, 2008.
Much loved son of Chris and Julie Farrell (née Hicks). Cherished little brother of Dawson. Sawyer was a special grandson to Ron and Dianne Farrell, of Kincardine; and Stan and Linda Hicks, of Hamilton. Great grandson of Donalda Pollard, Florence Farrell and Alma Hicks.
He will be remembered by his aunts and uncles, Tammy and Steve Meldrum, Kim and Rick Bechard, and Duane and Sherry McWilliams.
Sawyer will also be missed by many cousins and extended family.
We are comforted in knowing that Sawyer is now in the arms of his angel nana, Sheila Hicks.
We will miss him.
Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley.
Memorial on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

May 7

GORDON KERR
Gordon Potter Kerr, Second World War Merchant Navy Veteran, of R.R. 2, Kincardine, and formerly of Maitland, died peacefully at his residence on Friday, May 2, 2008, in his 85th year. 
Beloved husband of Alice Kerr (née Boyd). Dear father of Patricia Kerr, and her husband Keith Hedley, of R.R. 2, Kincardine.  Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Bertha (MacDonald) Kerr; brothers Tom Kerr and his wife Olly, Stuart Kerr and John (Jack) Kerr. 
Sadly missed by sisters‑in‑law, Anne Kerr, of Fournier; and Margaret Kerr, of Vankleek Hill; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. 
A private family funeral service will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, 519‑396‑2701, with Rev. Fr. Don Wilhelm officiating. 
Interment St. Mark's Cemetery, Prescott. 
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

HAROLD FRASER LINKLATER
Harold Fraser Linklater was born on October 1, 1917, in Teeswater, Ontario, to Harvey and Gladys (née Mason Fraser) Linklater. He was the oldest of four brothers. Until his death, all of them were still living. I'm sure that is a record for four brothers who had survived the Second World War. Harold died at 90 and all his brothers are in their 80s.
His great‑grandparents arrived in Canada from the Orkneys in Scotland in 1852, and some of his great‑uncles had come to Canada with the Hudson's Bay Company. The family moved to Kincardine in August 1929, when his father Harvey bought the furniture store and funeral home from W.H.A. Morrison.
He worked helping his father from age 12, but really started that career in 1935 when he finished Grade 12. In 1937‑1938 he took courses at the Banting Institute and General Hospital in Toronto. At 19 he got his license as an undertaker, but couldn't use it until he was 21.
He married Nora Elizabeth Dimond on November 20, 1940. In May 1940 he had joined the Canadian army, and went into officer training in Brockville. Between 1940-1943 he was stationed in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. In the Second World War, he went overseas in June 1944, before the invasion of France, staying there until the fall of 1946. He was in the 19th Self‑Propelled Regiment. He was a Captain by the time the war ended.
His daughter Elizabeth Ann was born in 1949, and his son John Douglas in 1951. He was a Rover Scout and became a cub and scout leader. He was on the Kincardine Public School Board for 10 years, belonged to the Rotary Club, the Kinsmen, the Masonic Lodge and was president of the Chamber of Commerce for two years and received an award. In 1970, he was chairman of the Old Boys and Girls Reunion Committee and won Citizen of the Year. He cherished the silver tray that was given to him with that inscription. The award was reported in the London Free Press. Ballots were received from as far away as Michigan and from across the province; it was the largest number of ballots at that time, and 70 per cent voted for him.
His pride and joy was the cottage he built on Crab Cove near Red Bay. He bought the lakefront property in 1952 for $350, and in 1953 he and his neighbour Ed Hagedorn put up the frame.
He worked both at the Linklater Funeral Home and the Linklater Furniture Store. From 1966 to 1974 he owned and operated the funeral business by himself. In 1974, at age 57, he sold the funeral business although he helped the new owner in the summers for 4‑5 years afterwards.
In 1974, he and Nora bought a place in Lakeland, Florida, and started going there in the winters in 1975. Nora died on his birthday, October 1, 1988, after a 48‑year marriage.
He married Helen Emma Hayes (née Coulson) of St. Thomas and Lakeland, Florida on July 22, 1989. He and Helen lived at the cottage until September 2000, and in Owen Sound since then.
They wintered in Lakeland until 1995, when Harold got cancer of the jaw. He survived that as he did a heart attack, strokes, blindness, and several operations. He was tenacious and had a tremendous will to live through all of these ailments until April 2008 when he accepted he was failing. Perhaps being a funeral director had given him this will to live because he had to live with death around him for so many years.
Harold is survived by his beloved wife Helen; his daughter Elizabeth (Liza), and her husband James Trottier of Manila, Philippines; his son Douglas (Doug), of Red Bay; his grandchildren Jesse and Dane, of Barrie; his brothers: Ken (Reita), of Kincardine; Bryce (Alma), of Jarvis; and Gordon (Joan), of Toronto; as well as his former daughter‑in‑law, Dianne Linklater, of Kincardine; his step‑family Helen (and Bert) Wray, of Durham; and their children Marla (and Lee) Zwolman, of Milton, Kevin and David Wray, and Marg Nichol (Gerald), of Brampton, Donald Findlay (Teresa), of Campbell River, B.C., and William Findlay (Gazelle), of Winnipeg; as well as their children and many grandchildren, great‑ and great‑great‑grandchildren.
Heartfelt thanks and affection are extended to dearest Helen; Helen and Bert Wray, of Durham; Fern and Ken Fynn, Linda Crandall and Ab Lipsett, and Mary van Trigt, all of Owen Sound, for their loving care and assistance over the last years.
A memorial service took place on Monday, May 5, 2008, at the Kincardine Cemetery and was followed by a reception at Knox Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements were made by Harold's friend, Tom Whitcroft of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel in Sauble Beach.
Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

 

DORIS V. NICHOLSON
Doris V. Nicholson (Swan), beloved wife of the late Clayton Nicholson and John S. MacDonald, passed away at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on April 26, 2008, in her 88th year.
She was born July 11, 1920, in Ashfield Township, to the late Clara Culbert and Samuel Swan.
Survived by children: Coline (Eugene) Dunlop, of Belwood; Ken MacDonald, of Kincardine; and Rod (Betty) MacDonald, of Kincardine. As well as by step-children: Judy (Gerald) Colling, of Ripley; Ron (Lynn) Nicholson, of Ripley; and Bonnie (Eric) Taylor, of Lucknow.
Also greatly missed by 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Much loved sister of Bell Mole, Winnie (Stewart) MacDonald, and Rita Merkley, all of Lucknow; and sister-in-law of Donalda MacDonald, Isabel Brook, Jean Colling, Sheila MacDonald and Audrey MacDonald.
Predeceased by an infant son.
A funeral service was conducted from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Diane Dier, of St. Andrew's United Church officiated. Granddaughters Sandra Newell and Darlene McIntosh shared many memories.
Pallbearers were grandsons Kevin Dunlop, Rodger Dunlop, Todd MacDonald, Jason MacDonald, Brian Colling, Brent Dunlop, Paul Colling and Mike Nicholson.
Flower bearers were granddaughters Jennifer McConnell, Michelle McConaghy, Laurie Pukarowski, Christina Kalchos, Sandra Newell, Darlene McIntosh, Paula Taylor and Whitney Taylor.
A graveside tribute on the bagpipes was given by grandson Todd MacDonald.
Interment Ripley Cemetery.
Donations made to St. Andrew's United Church or Pinecrest Resident's Council were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 


April 30

MARGARET ROBERTSON
Margaret Cathalene Robertson, of Kincardine, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Sunday, April 20, 2008, in her 95th year.  Beloved daughter of the late James and Mary (Wright) Robertson.  Loved aunt of Donna Cassidy, of Kincardine; Norman (Velma) Robertson, of R.R. 5, Kincardine; and Ilene Hamilton, of Goderich. Sadly missed by several great nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by infant brother William; brother Ralph (Laurena) Robertson; and nephews, Dale Robertson and Don Cassidy.  Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, April 24, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating.
Pallbearers were Wayne Robertson, David Robertson, Douglas Robertson, Travis Robertson, Dave Errington and Ronald Harris.  Flowerbearers were Laurie Errington and Leeah Robertson.  Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

April 23

HEATHER LYNN FURLONGER
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Heather Lynn Furlonger (née Hamilton), daughter of the late Ruby and Ian Hamilton, on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Windsor.
She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, after a lengthy illness.
Survived by her husband, Barry Furlonger; daughter Shannon and her husband Scott Carter; and son Ian Furlonger and spouse Kelley O'Hara.
Heather will be missed by her granddaughters Morgan, Brooke and Brittnee; her siblings Lionel, Thelma and Susan Hamilton (of Bruce Township); as well as by her dog Murphy.
Donations to a humane society or a charity of choice in memory of Heather would be greatly appreciated. 

 

April 16

SARAH ADAM
Sarah Morag Adam (lovingly remembered as "Mort"), peacefully passed away at her home on Emily Creek on Monday, April 7, 2008, in her 76th year.

Sarah was the beloved wife of Joseph Adam for 52 years. Loving mother of Carol Adam, Gerry Hoffarth (Tom), Penny Adam (Joe Dori), and Sherry Harrison (Gordon).

Cherished grandmother of Andrew (Jess), Jason (Jenn), Corey, Jesse, Casey, Christine and Elizabeth. Treasured great grandmother of Evan and expectant great grandson Alexander Joseph.
Also survived by her sisters Ester (Saskatchewan), May (England), Nan (NC), Isabel (Mississauga) and Janice (Kitchener), sister-in-law Kay (BC), and brother-in-law Andrew (Marg) of Kitchener.
Predeceased by her sister Betty and brother Johnny.

An open house and celebration of life was held at the family home on Wednesday, April 9, 2008.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family, and can be made through the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay ON K9V 3L9, 705-328-2721, wwww.mackeys.ca.

 

MARGARET M. CHRISTENSEN
Margaret M. Christensen (Sheppard), beloved wife of Rev. Marvin Christensen of Kinlough, passed away peacefully at her residence after a long illness, on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the age of 88.
She was born on April 4, 1919, in Montreal, Quebec, to the late Sarah (Vincent) and Alex Sheppard.
Survived by sons: Blair (Pauline) Christensen, of Montreal; and Don Christensen, of Milton. Also greatly missed by daughter-in-law Jean Christensen; grandchildren: Jenine, Kimberly and Debbie; and four siblings: Marvin, Mabel, Ina and Dorothy.
Predeceased by two grandchildren, Donald and Marvin.
Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, on Sunday, April 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A funeral service was held at the Kinlough Pentecostal Church on Monday, April 7, 2008, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Leo Duester officiating. The eulogy was given by her brother Marvin Sheppard. The organist was Laura Dahmer and the soloist was Chase Dahmer.
Pallbearers were Don Christensen, Doug Dahmer, Gary Andress, Chase Dahmer, Allan McArthur and Chris Armstrong.
Donations to the Kinlough Pentecostal Church or the Alzheimer's Society were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.


April 9, 2008

DUNCAN CAMPBELL
Duncan Ross Campbell, of R.R. 4, Kincardine, beloved husband of Eleanor Campbell (Walsh), passed away after a valiant battle with cancer at his life-long residence on Sunday, March 23, 2008, age 73.
Duncan and his identical twin brother Dougald were born Aug. 9, 1934, on the homestead farm in Kinloss Township to the late Norman Campbell and Mabel Carter. On July 27, 1963, Duncan and Eleanor were married at Knox United Church, Belgrave.
Loved father of Kent (Jodi) Campbell, of Orangeville; and Jill (David) Brewer, of Barrie. Cherished grandpa of Allison Brewer.
Also survived by sisters-in-law Dorothy Campbell, of Elmira; and Marlene Walsh, of Kitchener; as well as by niece Daphne Lumgair and nephew Darcy Campbell.
Predeceased by his parents, his twin Dougald, and infant brother Robert.
Duncan attended S.S. #1 Kinloss Public School and Lucknow High School. In his earlier years he was active in broomball, hockey, softball, young peoples, 4-H and Junior Farmers.
Over the years, Duncan coached hockey, was on Kinloss council, was active in the Kinloss United Church, and was a member of the Bruce County Plowman's Association and the International Plowing Matches in Bruce County.
Duncan, always very proud of his Scottish ancestry, created a Campbell history that dates back to the mid 1800s. He helped to write the recently published history book of Kinloss Township.
One of Duncan's greatest passions was his love for Scottish music and local pipe bands. He started playing the bass drum in the early 1970s with the Teeswater Highlanders, and continued to play with them. He later joined the Kincardine Scottish and for 30 years has played and paraded every Saturday night down the main street. He also belonged to the Lucknow Legion Pipe Band as their bass drummer. He has played with every band in this area, including Five County. Duncan was a co-founder of the massed band parade, now held in Kincardine every August. A highlight of his drumming career was playing with the Ontario Massed Legion Pipes and Drums throughout Scotland in 1979.
Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, on Thursday, March 27, 2008, from 3-5 and 7-10 p.m.
The funeral service was held at the St. Andrew's United Church, Ripley, on Friday, March 28, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Betty Elliott officiating. Eulogies were given by niece Daphne Lumgair, Larry Carter, and Helen Stanley for Rev. Diane Dier. Piper was Bruce MacDonald.
The honour guard were members of the Kincardine Scottish, Teeswater Highlanders and the Lucknow Legion Pipe Bands.
Pallbearers were Ian MacDonald, Larry Carter, Norman Campbell, Darcy Campbell, Ken Lumgair and Jim Fritz.
Flower bearers were Kara Lumgair, Ryan Lumgair and Marjorie Brown.
Spring interment Durham Road Baptist Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Kinloss United Church or the outpatient oncology unit at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound were appreciated.
Condolences and portrait available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

MARY "IRENE" NEIL
Mary "Irene" Neil (née Urquhart), of Kincardine, died at Trillium Court, on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in her 97th year. 
Beloved wife of the late Russel Neil. 
Dear mother of Nancy Connell, of Kincardine; and Dianne Donovan, of Toronto. 
Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Katie and Neil Donovan. Also survived by her sister‑in‑law Marjorie Shaw, of Owen Sound. 
Predeceased by her husband Russel; son‑in‑law Bill Connell; sisters, Emma Aitchison, Katie Urquhart and Beth MacLaughlin; and brothers, Ivan, Bruce, Clarence and Burton Urquhart. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, 519‑396‑2701, on Thursday, April 3, 2008, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 
Spring interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. 
Memorial donations to a charity of choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

April 2, 2008

CARL HOOEY
Carl Mervyn Baird Hooey, beloved husband and best friend of Betty Hooey (White) of R.R. 1, Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Saturday, March 22, 2008, at age 72.
He was born in Huron Township on Feb. 25, 1936, to the late Lenore (Baird) and Mervyn Hooey.
Survived by two children: Susan (Alfie) and Brian; two granddaughters: Kimberley and Alyson; and several cousins.
Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Monday, March 24, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral was conducted from the chapel on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bob Putman, of the Pine River United Church, officiating. Daughter Susan provided words of remembrance.
Pallbearers were Steve Johnson, John Kelly, Bob Harris, Elmer Smeltzer, Bob Johnston and Glenn Boyd.
Flower bearers were both granddaughters, Kimberley and Alyson, and son-in-law Alfie.
Spring interment Ripley Cemetery.
Donations to the Pine River United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.


THELMA ROBERTSON
Thelma Margaret Robertson (née Hunter), of Kincardine, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, in her 87th year.
Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Robertson. Dear mother of Marlene (Gayle) Haldenby, of R.R. 5, Kincardine; and Linda Taylor, of Midland.
Sadly missed by grandchildren: Laurie Haldenby, Kimberly (Jamie) Trainor, Denise Taylor, Heather (Mike) Martin, Ken Robertson, and Cindy (Murray) Collins; as well as by great grandchildren: Meghan Cannon-Coughlan, Melissa Cannon, Alex Trainor, Hannah and Emma Trainor, Terri Lynn and Bradley Martin, and Nancy Collins.
Also survived by brother-in-law Don Robertson, of Lucknow.
Predeceased by her son Gordon Robertson, and son-in-law John Taylor.
Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Friday, March 28, 2008 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Kenneth Craig officiating.
Pallbearers were Gayle Haldenby, Mike Martin, Jamie Trainor, Alex Trainor, Ken Robertson and Pat Coughlan.
Flower bearers were Laurie Haldenby and Denise Taylor.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Chalmers Community Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

March 26, 2008

DORIS BLAKE
Doris Irene (Valliere) Blake died peacefully on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at the Nimigon Retirement Residence in Niagara Falls, with her family at her side.
Beloved wife of Oliver Blake (1987). Loving mother of Karen Houghton (late James), of Beamsville; and Kathie Burkett and her husband Tim, of Kincardine.
Loving grandmother to Adam Houghton (Cindy), Sarah Parrent (Shaun), and Ryan and Luke Burkett. Loved "GG" of Abbey, Andrew, Ethan and Gabrielle. Fondly remembered by sisters Ivy Cummer and Lila Montemurro. 
Predeceased by her parents, Leslie and Florence Valliere; her sisters Della and Mildred; and her brothers Leslie and Victor.
The funeral service will be held at Hetherington and Deans Funeral Chapel, Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. Friends may call prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. ‑ 1:30 p.m.
Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. 
As expressions of sympathy, in memoriam contributions to the Nimigon Auxiliary or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. On‑line tributes at www.mem.com.

 

CHRISTENA ROGERS
Christena Winnifred Rogers (née Waugh) passed away peacefully at the Southampton Care Centre, Southampton, on Monday, March 17, 2008.
Chris was predeceased by her husband Donald Edward Rogers, in February, 1992.
She is survived by her son Wayne Rogers and his wife Denise (Seguin), of Tiverton, as well as by four grandchildren: Jennifer (George Harper), of B.C.; Crystal (Kevin Hunter), of Tiverton; Valerie (Todd Bennett), of B.C.; and Del (Donna Black), of Halifax, N.S. Also survived by 10 great grandchildren, and an adopted brother, Conrad.
Predeceased by her father Thomas Waugh and his wife Addariah (Armstrong) Waugh and several siblings: Margaret, Thomas, Adeline, Vera, James, Beatrice, David Merril, Elma and William.
Chris was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Harris Township, New Liskeard, Ontario. She married Donald on May 25, 1938 in Timmins, Ontario. They spent most of their lives in the Timmins and Cochrane area before moving to Waterloo when retired.
Chris loved to hunt and fish, in her healthy years. She took great pleasure in using the snowshoes when needed. She was a member of the Legion and participated in numerous sports as well as the ladies auxiliary. Bowling was also one of her fancies.
At her request, there was no visitation.
Cremation has taken place, with a graveside service planned for the family in the spring.
Burial at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Edward Good Funeral Home, Kitchener.

 

S. MARY SCOTT
S. Mary Scott, beloved wife of the late John W. Scott of Ripley, passed away at Trillium Court, Kincardine, on Monday, March 17, 2008, in her 93rd year.
She was born on May 30, 1915, in Kinloss Township to the late Martha (Colling) and William Cox. In 1939 she married John W. Scott from the Kinlough Anglican Church.
Loved by two sons: Bill (Bertha) Scott, of Lurgan Beach; and Bob (Wendy) Scott, of R.R. 1, Kincardine. Also greatly missed by five grandchildren: Barbara (Blair) Alton, Blair (Fiona) Scott, Jeff Scott (Sandy), Heather Graham and Jennifer (Paul) McKenzie; as well as by 12 great grandchildren: Shelby, Courtney, Mac and Will Graham; Scott and Ben Alton; Blake Scott; Connor and Abby McKenzie; and Emily, Hannah and Brent Scott.
Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with a Bruce County #253 OES (Eastern Star) service at 6:45 p.m.
The funeral service was conducted from the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine, on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 11 a.m.
Pallbearers were Blair Scott, Jeff Scott, Murray Scott, Jim Scott, Bruce Scott and Blair Alton, with Paul McKenzie as honourary pallbearer.
Spring interment Ripley Cemetery.
Donations to St. Luke's Anglican Church were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

March 19

BRENDA ANNE AND EVELYN JUNE BURTON
Brenda Anne and Evelyn June Burton, passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, March 7, 2008.
Beloved twin daughters of April Duvall and Dean Burton. Dear sisters of Ashley Orr and Taylor Burton.
The funeral was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, March 13, at 1 p.m., with Crystal Morais officiating. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

LILLIAN ALEXANDRA SCHILROTH
Lillian Alexandra (nee MacLean) Schilroth of Kincardine died at Trillium Court on Friday, March 7, 2008 in her 88th year.
She was the beloved wife of Charles Schilroth and dear mother of: Annetta (Tom) McLean of Victoria, B.C.; Lois (Frank) Bible of R.R.#2, Durham; Angus Schilroth (Gayle Munro) of R.R.#5, Wiarton; and Helen (John) Neils of Chilliwack, B.C.
She was the loved grandmother of Amy (Shane), Frank (Tiffany), Benjamin (Alyson), Kyle, Sam, Robert, Keeley, Blair, Emily and Melanie. Great-grandmother of Kailey, Austin, Mason, Frank, Seinna and Amber.
Predeceased by her sister Lois McCreath.
Visitation is at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Friday, March 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Davey-Linklater Chapel on Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating.
Interment, Port Bruce Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

HARVEY ALEXANDER WALL
Harvey Alexander Wall of Kincardine died at Trillium Court on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in his 86th year.
Beloved husband of Betty Wall (nee Nephew). Dear father of Brian (Lorrie) of Kincardine, Rosemary (Otto) Yongue of North Carolina, John (Shirley), Sandra Wall, and Kevin (Vicki), all of Kincardine. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Loved brother of Marie (John) Robinson of London.
Predeceased by brothers, Jim and Bill Wall and sister-in-law, Clarice Wall.
Also survived by a sister-in-law, Myla Wall of Kincardine.
Visitation was at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, March 17, where the funeral was held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Don Harry officiating.
Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Palliative Care-Hospice Kincardine would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

March 10

DAVID MICHAEL ALBOTA
David Michael Albota of Kincardine died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Friday, March 7, 2008, in his 63rd year.
Beloved husband of Sharon (nee McFarlane) and dear father of Maryanne (Kelvin) McMillan of Port Elgin, Katherine (Mark) Long of Kincardine, Pamela (David) Bosley of London and Melissa (Richard) Bushell of Armow. Loved grandfather of Tabitha and Tyler McMillan, Ethan and Brennan Long, Kayla Bosley, and Mathew and Rebecca Bushell.
Sadly missed by his brothers, Myles and Eric Albota and his sisters, Faith and Kim Albota, all of Ottawa.
Predeceased by his brothers Gary and Carl.
Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z5, 519‑396‑2701, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating.
Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Kincardine Hospital (Cat Scan) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

Benson Grant Chisholm
Benson Grant Chisholm of Goderich Ontario in his 78th year. Peacefully in Citrus Ridge, Florida on March 6th, 2008. Predeceased by his beloved wife Wilma (Watson) in 2004. Proud Father of Lynda (Doug) Splan, Bill (Dorrie) Chisholm, Peter (Helen) Chisholm, Mark (Patti) Chisholm, Laurie (Mike) Goetz, Nancy (Neil) Bieman, Brenda (Steve) Berry, Sally Chisholm and Cathy (Dan) Hinschberger. Cherished Grandfather of 20. Great Grandfather of 8. Dear brother of Marybelle (Mel) Edwards, Don (Fran) Chisholm and Dianne (Nigel) Bellchamber. Predeceased by his parents Ben and Bessie (Grant) Chisholm and granddaughter Julie. Grant was a proud member of the Lion's Club, and was the Past District Governor A9 in 1975 & 1976. Grant owned and operated Chisholm Fuels in Lucknow and surrounding area and was in the fuel business for over 50 years. He also was a past president of COHA. Family and friends were received at the Falconer Funetal Homes Ltd., "Bluewater Chapel", 201 Suncoast Drive, East, Goderich (519-524-1221) on Tuesday March 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Peter's Church, 156 North Street, Goderich on Wednesday March 12, 2008 at 11 am. Reverend Father John Jasica officiating. Spring Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. Members of the Lions Club held a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 7:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Community Living Association of Wingham. Grant was blessed with a happy and full life, and especially enjoyed travelling with the Lions Club and with Scottish pipe bands. His dedication to service and his community was inspiring. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.

 

FLORENCE ELMA PRATT
Florence Elma Pratt (nee Conway) passed away quietly at her residence on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, in her 105th year.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ross Jackson Pratt.
She is survived by her dear son, Ross William Bennet Pratt (Lynda), grandchildren Wendy Lynn (Paul Winkel) and Catharine Elizabeth (James Nieman), and great grandchildren Jenna May and Zachary Eugene.
She was predeceased by her parents, William Herbert Conway and Catherine Wilkinson Conway, and her sister, Grace Evelyn Barclay.
Florence was a teacher for many years, an officer in the RCAF during the Second World War and a reporter and editorial writer at the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
According to Florence's wishes, there was no visitation or service.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

 

March 3, 2008

CHESTER McCONNELL
Chester P. McConnell, of London, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, surrounded by his family, in his 88th year. 
Beloved husband of Irene M. (Brown) McConnell. Dear father of Bob McConnell and his wife Beverly, of Burlington; Bill McConnell and his wife Joan; Judy Williams; and Barry McConnell and his wife Shirley, all of London.  
Dear brother of Edgar McConnell and his wife Eva, of London. Also loved by his grandchildren: Rob and Dawna McConnell, of St. Thomas; Sean and Pam McConnell, and Ian and Lorrie McConnell, of London; Blair McConnell, of Burlington; Richard and Michelle McConnell‑Barker; Michael and Tricia McConnell, of London; Adam and Melani Bishop, of Franklin, Tennessee; Cindy and Frank Marinho, and Ryan and Rachelle Williams, of London; Amber and
Sean Melanson; of Milton; and Amanda McConnell, of London; as well as by his 15 great‑grandchildren and his two great‑great‑grandsons. 
Predeceased by his infant son Douglas McConnell, and his son‑in‑law, Fred Williams. 
Mr. McConnell was a former employee of Kelloggs Canada.
There was a private family visitation one hour prior to a private family funeral service, which was conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Sunday, March 2, 2008, with Reverend Thomas D. Hiscock, of Wesley‑Knox United Church officiating. 
Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. 
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London and Area Food Bank, 926 Leathorne Street, London, ON N5Z 3M5, or a charity of choice. 
On-line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

 

GAY RUTLEDGE
Gay Rutledge (née Middelkamp), of R.R. 4, Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre ‑ Kincardine, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in her 68th year. 
Beloved wife of Allan. Dear mother of Ken (Debbie) Rutledge, of Kincardine; Carol (Paul) Kroetsch, of Waterloo; Karen Hofstetter, of Tavistock; and Mike (Terri) Rutledge, of Kincardine. Loving grandmother of Jessica Rutledge (Dale Burrows), Travis Rutledge, Jenna and Chad Lowry, MacKenzie and Madison Hofstetter, Richard and Shane Ross. 
Sadly missed by her mother, Alice Middelkamp; sisters Marian Glen, Renske (Ed) Daer, Bouwina Pigeon, Kini (John) Meyer; as well as brothers Albert (Marjorie), Jake (Margo), Bob (Ria), John (Harlene) and Henry (Mary) Middelkamp. Lovingly remembered by brother‑in‑law Robert (Gloria) Rutledge. Aunt Gramma Gay to many special children. 
Predeceased by her father Hendrick Middelkamp, nephew Eric Ribbink, and brothers‑in‑law Norm Pigeon and John Ribbink. 
The funeral service was held at the Kincardine United Church on Sunday, March 2, 2008, with Rev. Don Harry and Rev. Diane Dier officiating. 
Serving as pallbearers were Chad Lowry; Henry and John Middelkamp; and Travis, Gary and Bill Rutledge. Honourary pallbearers were Ab, Jake and Bob Middelkamp. 
Flower bearers were Jenna Lowry and Jessica Rutledge. 
Spring interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Kincardine hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
 

 

PATRICK JAMES (VINCENT) SKELLY
Patrick James Vincent (Vince) Skelly, Second World War Veteran, Canadian Provost Corps, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in his 90th year.
Vince was born June 19, 1918, in Plantagenet, Ontario, the eldest son of Kathleen (née Terry) and Ira Skelly.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Freda (née Fenwick) Skelly, June 13, 1991; his parents; brother Clifford; and sisters Iris (Fred) Barry and Rilla (Mario) Miccuci.
Much cherished father of Cheryl and son‑in‑law Bill Subject, of Kincardine; and sons Darrell (Annetta) Skelly, of Ancaster; and Terry Skelly, of Kincardine. Lovingly remembered by grandson Jonathan Skelly (Hamilton) and granddaughter Andrea Skelly (Ancaster).
Sadly missed by his special long‑time friend Angela Guse and family, of Kincardine; sister Irma (Gerry) Wilson, Regina, Saskatchewan; and brothers Ray (June) Skelly, of Fournier, Ontario, and Myron and Terry (Linda) Skelly, of Curran, Ontario. Fondly remembered by sisters‑in‑law: Elva Kinnear McKnight, of Bomanville; Martha and Marie Fenwick, of New Brunswick; and brother‑in‑law Mario Miccuci, of Ottawa. Also remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Vince left the family farm at Curran, Ontario in 1942 to enlist with the Canadian Army. He served with the Governor General's Foot Guards; Parliament Buildings, Ottawa; and the Canadian Provost Corps during the Second World War. While posted in Sussex, New Brunswick, he met and married Freda Fenwick. His military police service also took him to Truro, Nova Scotia; Grand Ling, Quebec; and Camp Bordon, Ontario.
Following the war, he took a blueprint reading trades course which helped prepare him for his life-long career with Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation. Initially he worked on the construction side as a carpenter and Foreman, which took him and his family to many Hydro projects Ontario‑wide, including Stewartville (Arnprior), LaCave (Mattawa), Sir Adam Beck (Fort Erie and Niagara Falls), Red Rock Falls (Iron Bridge), Little Long Rapids (Kapuskasing), Calabogie (Renfrew) and finally to Douglas Point (Kincardine) when he joined the operations side in 1965. 
Vince retired at the age of 65 from his position as Trades Supervisor with Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Nuclear Site. Vince remained active in his retirement travelling, gardening and taking on custom building projects. He will long be remembered for his unique Irish sense of humour, quiet generosity, integrity and love of life. He always enjoyed games of chance and had an uncanny ability to beat the odds. Vince loved Irish, and country and western music and was often heard whistling his favourites; "Mocking Bird Hill", "Black Velvet Band", "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" or "Tennessee Waltz" while he worked.
Vince was strong in his opinions and strong in his Christian faith. One of the final things he said was: "There are two things in this life that everyone should do ‑ thank God every day and always remember to tell the people you love how much you love them". Our hearts and minds are at ease and peace, comforted by the assurance that Vince rests and resides in the light of love with Jesus the Son and God the Father.
A Branch 183 Legion memorial service was held at the Davey Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, with Rev. Jim Weir officiating.
The funeral service was held at the Kincardine Lighthouse Fellowship Baptist Church, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 with Rev. Eric Watson officiating. Chosen hymns were Vince's favourite: What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus, and Blessed Assurance. Psalm 91 was read by Pastor Peter Stopford. 
Pallbearers were Doug Billingsley, Ed Bond, Darryl Bond, Tom Morrish, Jonathan Skelly and Paul Widmeyer. Honourary pallbearers were Jim Lawrence, Gerry Crooks and Mel Lyons.
Flower bearers were Kathleen and Lorraine Henderson, and Chenise and Garrath Rock.
A second service and entombment followed on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at Pinecrest Cemetery and Mausoleum, Ottawa, Ontario, with Pastor Bob McRoberts, of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Canadian Provost Corps Association representatives were in attendance to honour Vince's service with the corps during the Second World War.
Memorial donations were gratefully received for the Kincardine Lighthouse Fellowship Baptist Church, South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, Canadian Diabetes Association and Canadian Cancer Society.

 

IVAN WALDEN
Ivan Laverne Walden, of Stratford and Kincardine, in his 80th year, passed away suddenly on Feb. 25, 2008 in Largo, Florida. Ivan was born in Huron Township, just outside Kincardine, son of the late Alfred and Annie Walden.
He is mourned and loved by his wife of 57 years, Genevieve (Street), and is survived by his four children Mark (Susan), of Napanee; Joy (Larry Uniac), of Caledon; Tom (Nora), of Stratford; and Dale (Joanne), of Oakville.
He will be deeply missed by his 10 grandchildren: Jennifer (Steve Woods), Ben, Kristi, Graham, Peter, Elizabeth, Evan, Joel, Julie and Jay. Ivan is also survived by brothers Ernest, of Ripley, and Eugene (Evelyn), of Alliston; sisters Dorothy (Don) Partington, of Ottawa, and Evylene McTavish of Ripley; sister‑in‑law Ruby, of Kincardine; and several nieces and nephews.
Pedeceased by his four brothers: Leroy, Carl, Ray and Clifford; and sister Eileen.
Ivan retired from Ontario Hydro in 1986 after a career spanning 38 years as an Electrical Operator. He was the proprietor of Cozee Corners Trailer Park, south of Kincardine, and enjoyed his Huron‑Kinloss farm and cottages.
Ivan was a proud and active member of the Woodstock chapter of the Scottish Rite, the Stratford‑on‑Avon and Kincardine Shrine Club and the Mocha Temple Love Bug patrol. Ivan loved attending Bethel United Church.
A funeral was held on March 1, 2008, at Parkview United Church in Stratford.
Spring internment in Kincardine. 
Arrangements entrusted to W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford, www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com.

 

February 27, 2008

LOUIS BASSER
Louis Basser, of R.R. 4, Ripley and formerly of Richmond Hill, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, in his 80th year.
He was born in Switzerland on Sept. 12, 1928, to the late Emil and Beatrice Basser.
Greatly missed by his best friend and wife of 50 years, Barbara A. Basser (Atkinson), and children: Kristen Basser (Berkeley Spiesz), of Espanola; Darlene (Rob) Adams, of Mississauga; Kimberly Basser (Roger Guidom), of Russell; and Eric (Debbie) Basser, of Newmarket.
Also survived by six grandchildren: Sebastien, Selena, Blake, Brent, Derek and Rebecca; as well as brother Emil (Ida) Basser; and sister Berta Leu, both of Switzerland.
Predeceased by siblings Helen and Arnold.
A memorial service was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at 4 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Father Don Wilhelm officiated.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

HOWARD THOMPSON
(Thomas) Howard "Mr. T" Thompson, of R.R. 1, Tiverton, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in his 78th year.
Beloved husband of Shirley (Morris). Loving father of John Thompson (Catharine Crawford), of Bruce Township; Colleen Thompson (George Ryan), of Toronto; Cheryl McCulloch, of Glammis; and Barbara Thompson (Scott Barber), of Toronto.
Cherished grandfather of Peter, Sam, Tom (Teigen), Martin, Rob, Matt, Elizabeth, Laura, Ben, Sean and Cate. Dear brother of Ron (Eleanor) Thompson, of Glammis; Belva (Bob) Agar, of Sarnia; Christina Garland, of Pinkerton; Eileen Morris, of Glammis; and Shirley (Bob) Bourgeois, of Walkerton. Brother-in-law of Vina Thompson, of Paisley.
Predeceased by brothers Stewart and Lloyd; and his parents, Murdoch and Gladys (Stewart) Thompson.
Family and friends were invited to the Chepstow Lions Park on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, from 2-6 p.m. for a time of remembrance and celebration of the life of Howard Thompson.
Memorial donations to the Kincardine Community Health Care Foundation or to the Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy, and can be made by contacting the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, at 519-881-1273 or www.cameronfuneralhomes.com.

 

February 13, 2008

MARLENE COLLING
Marlene Colling, beloved wife of Donald Colling, of Ripley, passed away at Victoria Hospital, London, on Feb. 7, 2008, in her 67th year.
Greatly missed by one son, Murray Colling, of Ripley; four grandchildren: Laura Ann (Will) McLean of London, Joshua Colling of Ripley, and Natasha and Brandon Colling, both of Saltford; great granddaughter, Kadence; and siblings Velma Anderson of London, Ray (Marg) Stanley of St. Thomas, Jean (Ollie) Hoffneyer of Mitchell, and Roy (Bessie) Stanley of London.
Predeceased by son Larry, daughter-in-law Denise and three siblings: George and Clark Stanley, and Mabel Robbins.
Marlene will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her community. For many years Marlene was the backbone of the township. She became clerk-treasurer for the Township of Huron in January 1975, first working out of her own home. In 1990, she took on a reduced role with the municipality, working a shorter work week and eventually retired in the spring of 1999.
Marlene was also a very active volunteer in her community, at her church, the community school, curling rink and arena -  and would always lend a helping hand in times of need.
Visitation was held at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral service was held at St. Andrew's United Church, Ripley, on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Diane Dier officiating.
Pallbearers were Brian Colling, Allan Stanley, Bob Johnston, Ron Nicholson, Bernie Twolan and Scotty Regier.
Marlene's four grandchildren were flower bearers.
Spring interment Ripley Cemetery.
Donations to St. Andrew's United Church or a charity of choice were greatly appreciated. Portrait and condolences are available on-line at wwww.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

JEAN HELEN COLWELL
Jean Helen (Whittington) Colwell, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in her 83rd year.
Jean was born April 25, 1925, in Chatham and graduated from the nursing program at the Chatham Public Hospital in 1946. She married Albert Colwell, of Kinloss, on April 5, 1947 and the couple resided in Kinloss, operating the family farm until Albert's passing in November, 2001.
She nursed at the Kincardine hospital for many years, moving to Kincardine in 2003. Jean spent many quiet summer afternoons sitting on her front porch watching the world go by. She loved the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays, and enjoyed watching bull riding on television. She could usually be found sitting downtown on Saturday evenings watching the pipe band.
She was the dear mother of Allen (Mary Lou) Colwell, of Harriston; and Marilyn (Jeff) Fraser, of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Matthew Fraser, of Ottawa; Rebecca Fraser (fiancé Craig), of Sudbury; Kathryn (Paul) Berto, of Mount Albert; Stephen Colwell (Chantel), of Montreal; Suzanne Colwell, of London; T.J. (Deb) Schippling, of Tavistock; and Rick Schippling, of Harriston.
Loved sister of Bill (June) Whittington, of R.R. 3, Chatham; and Dick (Katherine) Whittington, of Chatham; and sister‑in‑law of Jessie Whittington, of Toronto.
Also predeceased by her son Richard, in infancy; and her brother Jack.
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine (519‑396‑2701) on Feb. 10 and 11, 2008. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Diane Dier officiating.
Pallbearers were Paul Berto, Matthew Fraser, Rebecca Fraser, Craig Duncan, Stephen Colwell and Suzanne Colwell.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Kincardine hospital or the Kinloss United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

BERNICE KOZACK
Bernice Kozack (née French), of R.R. 1, Kincardine, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, in her 78th year. 
Beloved wife of John Kozack. Dear mother of John Kozack, of Novar; Sue (Michael) Grant, of London; Brian (Lisa) Kozack, of Caledonia; Jackie (Rob) Anderson, of Mission, British Columbia; and Teresa (Phil) Smith, of Grimsby. 
Cherished grandmother of Michelle, Tony, Sherrie, John, Christopher, Alicia, Dyllan, Tyler, Melissa, Colin, Mitchell and Crystal; and great‑grandmother of Riley, Madison, Brooke, Taylor, MacKenzie, Lucas and Kylie. 
Loved sister of Dorothy Davies, of Hamilton; and sister‑in‑law of Katie Christie, of Hamilton; Mary Reniwick, of Stoney Creek; and Molly Kozack, of Hamilton. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. 
Predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Hazel (Ralson) French; children Frances and Patrick, in infancy; and grandson Terry Kozack. Also predeceased by brothers‑in‑law: Ted Davies, Steve Kozack and Mike (Sadie) Kozack; and sister‑in‑law Annie (Walter) Charles. 
A memorial service was held at the L.G. Wallace Funeral Home, 151 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton (905-544‑1147), on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at 1 p.m., with Rev. John Macky officiating. 
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, 519-396‑2701.       
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

February 6, 2008

FREDERICK BOYES
April 14, 1921 ‑ Feb. 3, 2008
Frederick Boyes, born to Frederick Boyes and Elizabeth Williamson, in Sunderland, County Durham, England, passed away peacefully on Feb. 3, 2008, in Durham, Ontario in his 87th year.
Beloved husband of the late Ivy Kate Fry. Remembered lovingly by his son Ted (Heather), as well as by three grandsons: Trison, Jason (Susannah) and Tony (Patricia); and one great grandson Angus.
Fred was a proud life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8 - Stratford. He was a past director of the Coin Club and a past president of the Stamp Club. He was a master plumber in Stratford for over 50 years.
We wish to express our deep gratitude to the staff at Rockwood Terrace, and the Durham and Hanover Hospitals for their compassionate care.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, on Friday Feb. 8, 2008, from 7‑9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 9. 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tanya Phibbs officiating.
Interment to follow, Avondale Cemetery.
The Royal Canadian Legion - Stratford will hold a service at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008  at 6:45 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the Palliative Care Centre of your choice.
Life is eternal,
Love is immortal,
And death is only a horizon.
And a horizon is nothing,
Save the limit of our sight.

 

DAVID GALE
David "Hugh" Gale, formerly of Inverhuron, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in his 89th year.
Beloved husband of Verna Gale (née Swayze). Dear father of Barbara (Charlie) Wallis, of R.R. 4, Kincardine; and Bob (Kathy) Gale, of Toronto. 
Loved brother of Marion Mosolf, of Inverhuron. Also sadly missed by nieces Donna Evans and Kay MacKenzie; and nephews Jim, Bill and John Gale and Greg Mosolf. 
Predeceased by brothers James and William Gale, and sister Donna Gale, in infancy. 
After serving with the RCAF during the Second World War, Hugh's career was as an electrical engineer, first with Bell Canada, then with Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, where he designed telephone switching equipment.
Hugh was a very intelligent and interesting person with many hobbies, including restoring antique "Star" cars; building a live steam locomotive complete with riding car and track that circled the backyard; installing an old church pipe organ in the house for Verna to play; building a grandfather clock and a wall clock; and travelling much of the world with Verna, his wife for 65 years.
Friendly and outgoing, Hugh enjoyed people and was able to converse easily with anyone on almost any topic. He loved science, nature, music, family history, local history, and exploring. He was popular with neighbourhood kids who would come for a ride on the steam train or in the Star car.
In retirement, Hugh and Verna did everything together and stayed very active around their beloved Inverhuron home. They could be seen bicycling, swimming in Lake Huron, cross‑country skiing, snowshoeing, or walking almost every day - and every Sunday, without fail, they went to church.
Hugh was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Even in his later years, when Alzheimers gradually robbed him of his brilliant mind and ability to speak and walk, he remained happy and good‑natured, as evidenced by his frequent smile, laugh, and whistling of tunes.
The funeral service was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, with Rev. Ian McAlpine officiating. 
Serving as pallbearers were Jim Gale, Ron Tout, Bruce McKechnie, George Harron, Bill Geddes and Glen Cowan. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

DIANE PRICE
Diane Lynn Price (née Bigley), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Sunday, Feb. 3, in her 59th year. 
Beloved wife of Gordon. Dear mother of Doug Price (Nesh Sharp),
of Kincardine; and Gary (Jennifer) Price, of Alliston. Cherished grandmother of Raven Sharp, and Elyssa and Brooklyn Price.
Loved daughter of Grace Bigley, of Petawawa. Sadly missed by her brothers Michael (Hugette) Bigley, of  Montreal; and Rick (Melissa) Bigley, of Petawawa; sister Sharon Bell, of Petawawa; sister‑in‑law Nancy Bigley, of Gravenhurst; and many nieces and nephews.  
Predeceased by her father Horace Bigley, and her brother Larry (Russ) Bigley. 
Visitation will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine (519-396‑2701), on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2007, from 2‑4 p.m. and 7‑9 p.m., from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Diane Dier officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Donations to the Parkinson Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

FLORENCE SHACKLETON
Florence Shackleton (Jones), beloved wife of the late A. Benson Shackleton, of Tiverton and formerly of Ashfield Township, passed away at Tiverton Park Manor on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, in her 89th year.
She was born in Huron Township to the late Matilda (Manners) and James Jones.
On March 25, 1942, Florence and Benson were married in Auburn, and celebrated over 65 years of marriage.
Loved mother of three children: Carol Anne (Alvin) Becker, of Dashwood; Gerald (Sheila) Shackleton, of Belwood; and Valerie (Bill) Kraskinski, of Kincardine. Also greatly missed by six grandchildren: Heather, Larry, Debbie, Christy, Daniel and Julia; great grandson Alex; and her sister Mary McFarlan, of Kinloss Township.
Predeceased by son Lindeen, and siblings Archie Jones, Mildred Cullen, Pearl Harcourt, Lavina Campbell and Orville Jones.
The funeral service was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, with visitation for one hour prior. Rev. George Scott officiated.
Acting pallbearers were Larry Becker, Jonathan Stark, Matt Martin, Gary Caesar, Don Boak and Brock Hasty.
Flowerbearers were four granddaughters: Julia, Christy, Debbie and Heather.
Spring interment Dungannon Cemetery.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kincardine Baptist Church were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

January 30, 2008

JOHN FOSTER
John Foster died Jan. 26, 2008.
Loving husband of Bev (née Ryan). Loving father of Clayton, Michelle, John (Barb) and family, and Paul (Netta) and family.
John was retired from Via Rail, and had been living in Kincardine with family. 
John was a much loved man, who will be missed. 
Private arrangements entrusted to Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. 
Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
Most sincere thanks to Dr. W. Knox and previously Dr. L. Thomson.  Thanks also for the constant care of the entire Kincardine nursing department. My heartfelt thanks to my own immediate family of four sisters and three brothers for their love and emotional support, as well as from my good friends. - Beverly 

 

January 23

Jean Beemer loved pipe band, Legion
JEAN CATHERINE BEEMER
Jean Catherine Beemer of Kincardine died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine. She was in her 99th year.
She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Jane (Cockburn) Beemer.
She was predeceased by her brother Alexander and her sister Gertrude.
She is sadly missed by several nieces and nephews as well as many friends.
Born and raised in London, she was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Jean worked for the Ontario Ministry of Transport where she was a senior title searcher and was responsible for acquiring the land for Highway 401.
She bought a Goderich Street, Kincardine, cottage in the 1950s and often stayed here as her job took her around the province. Following her retirement, she spent her summers in Kincardine and, until two years ago, wintered in Florida. She also had an apartment in downtown Kincardine. Her friends in Florida are planning a memorial service.
She moved to Cedar Grove, 915 Huron Terrace, five years ago and to Trillium Court a year ago.
As a young girl, she saw much of Europe, travelling with her family. She continued to travel extensively during her working years.
She served with the Canadian Army from 1939 to 1944 as a driver in the Medical Corps. She was stationed in Toronto and Alberta.
The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band and the Legion were her two main passions.
Rev. Susan Samuel of Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine, conducted the funeral Monday, January 21, 2008, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 183, Kincardine.
Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.
Memorial donations to the Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre or the Kincardine Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

SHIRLEY M. DOWNEY
Shirley M. Downey (Elliott), beloved wife of the late Willard Downey, of Kinloss Township, passed away at Wingham and District Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, in her 78th year.
She was born on April 17, 1930, in Kincardine, to the late Rebecca (Smith) and Harry Elliott.
Survived by son Tom Downey, of Kinloss Township; daughter Mary Downey, of Waterloo; sister-in-law Margaret Johnston, of Hamilton; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held from the chapel on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Peggy Kinsman officiating.
A duet was given by Ed and Karen McGuggan.
Pallbearers were Barry Johnson, George McBride, George Carter and Herman Fischer. Honourary pallbearers were Leo Murray and Brian Doleman.
Acting as flower bearers were Alice Doleman, Gladys Johnson, Donna McBride, Anita Carter and Uda Fischer.
Spring interment South Kinloss Cemetery, Lucknow.
Donations to the South Kinloss Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

ERNIE MUSSELMAN
Ernie Fred Musselman, died on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at the SRH - St. Joseph's Health Centre, Sudbury, aged 82 years.
He was born Feb. 28, 1925.
Loving father of Robert "Rob", of Cambridge; and John, of Wasaga Beach. Cherished grandfather of Meghan and Cole.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Gladys (Rainey) Musselman in 1996; parents Menno and Henrietta (Gottschalk) Musselman; and sister Hilda Soucie.
The funeral took place in the R.J. Barnard Chapel at the Jackson and Bernard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007.
Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Sudbury.

January 16, 2008

WALTER DeWOLFE
Walter Gordon DeWolfe, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre ‑ Kincardine, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in his 81st year. 
Beloved husband of Jean (née McGinnis). 
Dear stepfather of Robert and William Graw, both of Toronto. Sadly missed by his sister, Marion Rockwell of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
Predeceased by his brothers Fred and Bert DeWolfe. 
The funeral service was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, with Rev. Ian McAlpine officiating. 
Pallbearers were Glen Cowan, Charlie Wallis, Jim Convay, Ken Craig, Gayle Haldenby, Don Russell and Kent McKay. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to Chalmers Community Church or Christian Blind Mission would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

GLENN HUSTON
Glenn Fielding Huston, of Kincardine and formerly of Huron Township, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in his 86th year.
He was born in Huron Township on Feb. 8, 1922, to the late Russell Huston and Betsy McMurchy.
Beloved husband of Alma Huston (Culbert), of Kincardine. Dear father of Jean (Roland) Rossiar, of Kitchener; Brian (Carol) Huston, of Strathroy; and Donald (Sheila) Huston, of Kincardine. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Jessica, Lauren, Erin, Anne-Marie, Amy and Stacy, and one sister, Eileen (David) Rife, of Cambridge.
Predeceased by a sister, Ina Farrell.
Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bob Putman, of the Bethel United Church, officiating. A memorial tribute was given by daughter-in-law Carol and granddaughter Anne-Marie.
Pallbearers were Jamie Walden, Fred Henderson, Carmon Courtney, John Farrell, Kenny Farrell and Wayne Farrell.
All six grandchildren were acting flower bearers.
Spring interment Ripley Cemetery.
Donations made to the Bethel United Church were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

THERESA "TERRY" MORAN
June 26, 1947 ‑ Jan. 10, 2008
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Theresa "Terry" Linda Moran at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008.
Theresa fought her 18-month battle with cancer the same way that she lived her life ‑ with dignity, optimism and humour. Even after this terrible disease robbed her of her eye sight, Theresa fought on valiantly while still knowing the reality of her situation. Many, whom Theresa included within her circle of love, will miss her. Among them are her husband and soul mate, Patrick; children: Tim Tranter, of Toronto; Joe Tranter and his wife Christine, of North Bay; Monica Morrow, of Barrie; stepdaughter Karen Grasser and husband Jamie, of Callandar; mother Adeline Conte, of North Bay; mother‑in‑law Ida Moran, of North Bay; sister Pam Griffin and husband Dave, of North Bay; and brothers: Mike Conto and wife Judy; of Restoule; and Orland Conte and wife Doris, of North Bay. Theresa will also be sadly missed by her seven grandchildren: Denzel, Madison, Jayden, Sierra, Hudson, Rebecca and Jake; and Uncles Gerald Felice and Peter Falconi, of Toronto; Aunt Mabel Saucier, of North Bay; and scores of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Theresa had many and varied interests that included the arts, crafts, theatre, dance, aerobics, travel and giving back to the community by volunteering in organizations like the Barrie Out of the Cold program. Always adventurous, Theresa was never afraid to try something new. Theresa had a 30‑year successful career with Ontario Hydro that saw her hold several positions of increasing responsibility in North Bay, the Bruce Nuclear Development and lastly in Toronto, where she retired as Supervisor, Accounts Payable, in 2001.
Family and friends were welcomed at the McGuinty Funeral Home, 591 Cassells Street, North Bay (705-472‑8520) on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 from 7‑9 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 from 2‑4 and 7‑9 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated at the Pro‑Cathedral of the Assumption, North Bay, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at  10:00 a.m.
Following cremation, entombment will be at All Saints Mausoleum in North Bay.
The family would like to thank the Royal Victoria Hospital oncology department staff, with a special thank you to Dr. Khristnan, for their care and support; the Saint Elizabeth Nursing and Supportive Care team; the Barrie Hospice Circle of Friends for their understanding and love; and Will Oldman, of Toronto, who opened his home and heart to Theresa and Patrick while Theresa was undergoing radiation treatment at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation Oncology Fund. You can sign the Guest Book or leave condolences and donations on-line at www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com.

At the start,
We laughed and played like in a game,
You could have stayed outside my heart, but in you came,
And there you'll always stay.
'Until it's time for you to go'
- Buffy Sainte Marie, 1965


January 9, 2008

KENNETH JOHNS
Kenneth Jack Johns, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, at the age of 80 years.
Dear father of Jean (John) Wood, of London, England; Stan (Lynne) Johns, of Kincardine; Glenys Anderson, of London, England; Raymond (Karen) Johns, of Kincardine; Debbie (Paul) Machan, of London, Ontario; and Sharon (Chad) Woods, of Tiverton. Loving stepfather of Shelley (Paul) King, of London, Ontario. 
Cherished grandfather of Nicola Wood; Perry (Jacqueline) Johns; Kerri Anderson; Alex Johns; Sawyer, Logan and Sydney Machan; Cody, Amber and Hailey Woods; and Scott King. Beloved great grandfather of Tyler, Carol and Kalvin Johns. 
Predeceased by his wife Shirley (née Boulton), and grandson Matthew Johns. 
The funeral service was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating. 
Pallbearers were Stan, Ray and Perry Johns, Paul Machan, and Chad and Cody Woods. 
Flowerbearers were Ken's grandchildren. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

RICK McQUILLIN
Rick McQuillin, of Kincardine, died at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007 in his 55th year. 
Beloved husband of Linda McQuillin. Dear father of Jeremy (Alexa) McQuillin, and Amanda McQuillin (Kevin McAngus). Loving grandfather of Ty McQuillin. 
Sadly missed by his parents, Harvey and Isabel McQuillin; and a sister Brenda (Daniel) Gore, all of St. Catharines. 
Predeceased by a brother, Garry McQuillin. 
The funeral service was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, with Rev. Bob Putman officiating. 
Serving as pallbearers were Tom Kempton, Brad Rotteau, Al Matheson, Dave Todd, Steve Mann and John Hamilton. Honourary pallbearers were Brian VanOsch, Bob MacNay, Gordon McQuillin, Dale Rock, Bobby Simpson, Norm Liddle, Don Savage, Steve MacNay, Frank, Jim, Donnie and Marvin Scott. 
Flowerbearers were Doug Scott, Steve Hayes, Colin Hurley and Daniel Gore. 
Spring interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. 
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society and the Kincardine Hospital Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

January 2, 2008

MARION McTAVISH
Marion McTavish (née Gemmell), beloved wife of the late William Robert (Bert) McTavish, of Kincardine and formerly of Ripley, passed away at Trillium Court, Kincardine, on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, in her 92nd year.
She was born on Dec. 26, 1915, in Huron Township to the late Matthew Gemmell and Ellen Jane Morgan.
She is survived by two children: Bonnie (Ron) Martindale, of Mount Forest; and Bill (Linda) MacTavish, of Kincardine.
Also greatly missed by six grandchildren: Deana Baker, Vicki (Jason) Shaw, Mike (Charlotte) Martindale, Doug (Jen) MacTavish, Rob MacTavish and Lindsay MacTavish; and seven great grandchildren.
Predeceased by siblings Frances and Gordon Gemmell and Elsie Shaw.
A funeral service was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Diane Dier, of St. Andrew's United Church, officiated.
Pallbearers were Doug MacTavish, Rob MacTavish, Mike Martindale, Dave Baker and Jason Shaw.
Spring interment Ripley Cemetery.
Donations to the Kincardine hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

 

December 19, 2007

RAYMOND BRADLEY
Raymond Cook Bradley, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in his 91st year. 
He was born May 29, 1917, in Bervie, son of John Bradley and Ina Cook.
Dear father of Mary (Doug) Hall, of R.R. 2, Kincardine; Beverley Bradley, of Toronto; Kenneth (Corey) Bradley, of Ripley; Kevin Bradley (Sharon Moores), of  R.R. 2, Kincardine; Jim Bradley, of Kincardine; and Lori (Fred) Frendo‑Cumbo, of Oshawa. 
Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also survived by sisters‑in‑law Helen and Iolene Bradley. 
Predeceased by his wife Lillus (née Johnson); a granddaughter, in infancy; sisters Geraldine Brown and Norine Smith; as well as brothers Karl, Burdette, Gordon, and Jack Bradley. 
The funeral service was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, with Rev. Diane Dier officiating. 
Serving as pallbearers were Manfred Larkamp, Ernest Evans, Jeff Lamont, Daniel Frendo‑Cumbo, Lucas and Thomas Bradley.  Flowerbearers were Kelly Lamont, Kristi Gillespie, Kayli Hall‑Elwood, Melissa Depalma, Katie Frendo‑Cumbo and Darby Bradley. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Bervie United Church or Kincardine hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

WILLIAM "BILL" CONNELL
William "Bill" Gordon Charles Connell, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, in his 76th year. 
Born Nov. 27, 1932, in Cochrane, Ontario, to the late James and Martha (Steinhoff) Connell.
Beloved husband of Nancy (née Neil). Dear brother of Jack (Lee) Connell, of Kincardine; and Robert Connell, of Mississauga.  Loved son‑in‑law of Irene Neil, of Kincardine; and brother‑in‑law of Dianne Donovan, of Toronto. Sadly missed by his nieces Tamis (Dean) Rackley, of Kincardine; and Kate Donovan, of Toronto; his nephew Neil Donovan, of Toronto; and his great‑nieces Kyla and Kelsey. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, from 2‑4 p.m., from where the funeral was held on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 
Pallbearers were Dean Rackley, Addie Bulzgis, Charles Steinhoff, John Steinhoff, Wayne Schwandt and Wib Burnside.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Donations to the Kincardine hospital; Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine; Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
 

RONALD McLEOD
(1952-2007)
Ronald (Ron) McLeod passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, British Columbia, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Beloved son of Helen and the late Murray McLeod, brother to Joanne and Karen, Ronnie spent his last days in the company of family and friends, with life-long best pal Brad Kirkconnell at his side.
Celebrations of his life will take place in the spring of 2008 in Whistler, B.C., and his hometown of Kincardine.
   

COBY TIBBEN
Coby Tibben (née Rook), of R.R. 5, Kincardine, died at her residence on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, in her 68th year.  
Born March 21, 1940, in Raalta, Holland.
Beloved wife of the late Arend Tibben. Dear mother of Dick Tibben, of Harriston; John (Sylvie) Tibben, of R.R. 5, Kincardine; Freda (Mike) Braker, of Courtice; and Rachel (Mike) Butorajac, of Kincardine. 
Loved grandmother of Vanessa, Jameson, Nicole, Tristan and Robert. Loved sister of Wolter Rook and Ge Boerman, both of Holland.
Predeceased by one brother and two sisters.   
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, from 3:30‑5:30 p.m. and 7‑9 p.m.  The funeral service was held at the Kincardine Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jack Westerhof officiating.
Pallbearers were Allard Eisen, Jack Searson, Bill Mitchell, Joe Van Wensem, Jameson Tibben and Jesse Foster.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
  

 

December 12

GEORGE BAIN ARNOLD
June 12, 1972 ‑ Nov. 30, 2007
It is with unbearable sadness that the family announces the tragic and untimely death of Bain Arnold, on Nov. 30, 2007 at the Markham/Stouffville hospital.
Bain died suddenly of cardiac arrest from a food allergy reaction.
He was the loving son of George and Marion Arnold, of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, and nephew of Robert and Marguerite Percival, of R.R. 4, Kincardine.
He was the devoted husband of Margo Sage‑Arnold; proud father of baby Wilkin; and a special brother to Paul, of Brechin, Ont.
Bain will be greatly missed by the Arnold and Sage families, by his many nieces, nephews and cousins, and by all of his wonderful friends.
Bain was the director of business development and hospitality  for Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario for 10 years. In addition, he had been a part-time instructor at Durham College. He was a contributing writer to Proshop and Golf Business magazine. More recently he had established his own company, GBA Consulting, a sports and entertainment consulting business. He was also a musician, an innovative philanthropist, a devoted family man and most of all a lover of life. He touched the lives of many people and was highly respected by all.
A memorial visitation was held at the Dixon‑Garland Funeral Home in Markham, on Dec. 5, 2007. A musical and spiritual celebration of Bain's life is also being planned for mid January, 2008.

 

BERWICK BELL
Berwick Ivan Bell, of Kincardine, died peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, in his 83rd year.
Born June 6, 1925 in Kincardine. He was predeceased by his loving wife Catherine (née McKenzie) and parents Wilton and Emma Bell.
Loved and respected father of Bonnie (John) Ferguson, of London; Lynda (Eric) Thacker, of R.R. 4, Kincardine; Heather (Steve) Jolley, of Kincardine; and Steve (Lori) Bell, of Windsor. Cherished Poppa of Veronica, Tracey, Tara, Lucas, Alicia, Brent and Matt. Great Poppa Pa of Jessica, Kaylie, Adam and Avery.  Dear brother of Wanda (Moreland) Robins, and Terry (Pauline) Bell, all of London. 
Berwick proudly served in the Second World War with the Black Watch and was a life-long resident of the town of Kincardine.  Special thanks to the staff of Parkwood Hospital who treated dad with love, compassion and dignity and to Dr. Wilson for his support. 
Visitation was at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, from 2‑4 p.m. and 7‑9 p.m. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating. 
Pallbearers were Lucas Thacker, Andrew Frew, Brent Jolley, Mel Dennis, Matt St. Denis and James Shute.
Flowerbearers were Veronica Dennis, Tracey Ferguson, Tara Kay Frew, Alicia Thacker, Jessica Dennis, Kaylie Dennis, Denise St. Denis and Adam Frew.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
As expressions of sympathy, donations were made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #183 Kincardine, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Parkwood Hospital ‑ Veteran's Care) or the Alzheimer Society.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
          

 

HAZEL BISSETT
Hazel Bissett (née McCulloch), of Kincardine, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, on her 74th birthday. 
Beloved wife of Michael Bissett. Dear mother of Alan Gorman, of Kincardine; Lynn Tokarski, of Kitchener; and Tricia (Dennis) Peterson, of San Diego, California. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, Kelly, Karly and Johnny. 
Predeceased by her sister Beryl Kerr. 
The funeral service was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 
Memorial donations to the Kincardine hospital or the Kincardine Legion Branch #183 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

C. DOUGLAS FRASER
C. Douglas Fraser, formerly of Pembroke, passed away quietly at the Kincardine hospital on Dec. 6, 2007.
Husband of the late Marjorie Fraser (née Kidd), and dear father of Elaine Bois, of London, Ont.; Richard Fraser (wife Anna), of Edmonton, Alberta; and Lynn Taylor (husband Gordon), of Kincardine.
Dear grandfather of Crystal Gottfried (husband Tristan); Eric Bois; Melissa, Christy, Lisa and Michael Fraser; and Leslie, Sabrina, Caitlin and Allison Taylor.
C. Douglas rested at the Malcolm Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke, Ontario. Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2007, and was followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m.
Interment will be held in the spring at the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Pembroke.

 

HOMER CURLESS McMANN
March 6, 1914 ‑ Dec. 4, 2007
Homer Curless McMann died peacefully at the Good Samaritan Seniors Complex, Alliston, on Dec. 4, 2007, in his 93rd year.
Beloved husband of the late Ruth Gilbert (1981).
Loved father of daughters Miriam and her husband David Barrie, of Kincardine; and Sandra and her husband Alan Powell, of Brantford. Sadly missed by grandchildren Becky, Tim (Libby), Andrew (Jennifer), Marybeth (John), Douglas (Amy) and Lynda (David). Also survived by his 17 great‑grandchildren.
Brother-in-law of Betty Gilbert (Garfield, deceased); June Gilbert (Grant, deceased); Betty and Ralph Gilbert; and Art Gilbert.
Friend and companion of the late Gladys Morrison (1995) and the late Noreen Gerrard (2004).
Homer farmed for 70 years in the Elmgrove Community and was a pioneer in the asparagus industry. He enjoyed travelling and spending his winters in Florida.
Visitation was held at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston, (705-435‑5101) on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m.
Interment Alliston Union Cemetery.
Our gratitude is extended to the staff of Good Samaritan Seniors Complex for their dedication and wonderful care during Dad's stay. We would appreciate donations in memory of Homer to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. John's United Church, Alliston.
 

EDITH PATTERSON
Edith Alberta Patterson, of Toronto and formerly of Kincardine, died at Christie Gardens, Toronto, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, in her 93rd year. 
Beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Minnie Patterson.  Also predeceased by her brothers: William, Raymond, Cecil and Ernest Patterson, and her sister Mary Arnold. 
Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, from 12 noon until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Wayne Hancock and Rev. Allan McDowell officiating. 
Interment Ripley Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to Middle East Christian Outreach, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or Knox Presbyterian Church, Toronto, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
 

ALEX SORBIE
Alexander "Alex" Cameron Sorbie, of Kincardine, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre ‑ Kincardine, on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, in his 75th year. 
Beloved husband of the late Barbara Sorbie (née Marcus). Dear father of Nancy (Paul) Gray, of Kincardine; David Sorbie, of Vancouver; and Robert Sorbie, of Kincardine. 
Sadly missed by his grandchildren Laura and Daniel Gray, and Tara and Brian Sorbie. Loved brother of Rebecca Wilson, of Kincardine.  Predeceased by his son Jim Sorbie, his brother John, and his sister Bessie. 
The funeral service was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

December 5

PERCY HAZEL
Hazel Percy (née Acton), formerly of Kincardine, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, in her 89th year. 
Beloved wife of the late George Percy. Dear mother of Edward (Patricia) Percy of Quesnel, British Columbia; and Ilene Hamilton, of Goderich. 
Loved grandmother of four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Sadly missed by stepson Melvin (Jean) Percy of London. 
Predeceased by her son Elmer Percy; and sons‑in‑law Don Hamilton and Dale Robertson; and stepdaughter Marie McInnis. 
Visitation at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 1 p.m., with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 
Interment Purdy Cemetery. 
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

JEAN MacLEOD
Jean Lambourn MacLeod (née Montgomery), of Inverhuron, died at her residence on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, in her 88th year.
Beloved wife of the late Neil MacLeod. Dear mother of the late Dwight MacLeod. Also predeceased by sister Margaret Young.
Sadly missed by her sister Mildred MacKenzie, of Windsor; and sisters-in-law Ella MacLeod, of Port Elgin, Mary Norman, of Tiverton, and Islay (John) Chappel, of Port Elgin; and loved brother-in-law Herman Young, of Kincardine. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at the Davey Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Wendy Lampman officiating.
Interment Sanctuary Park, Port Elgin.
Memorial donations to the Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

Former town clerk dies
CHARLES RAYMOND MERRITT
Charles Raymond Merritt, a Second World War Veteran and a former clerk of the Town of Kincardine, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. He was in his 87th year.
He was born Dec. 16, 1920, the son of Charles and Vinnie (nee Goessell) Merritt.
Charlie served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1939 to 1944 in Canada and England with aircraft maintenance.
Following the war, he worked at Coombes Furniture in Kincardine, becoming town clerk in 1961. He retired from the town in December of 1985 at age 65.
After the war, he raised chickens for more than 20 years, usually having 1,000 in his two barns, and had a large asparagus patch. He sold eggs and aspargus to the stores and to the hospital.
Charlie was also a piper, playing with the Kincardine Pipe Band in the 1950s and 1960s.
He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Merritt (nee Harrison) and the late Thomasina Merritt (nee Caruso) (Cameron, Kelly).
He is survived by son Don (Linda) and daughter Jane (Allan) Bowers, all of Kincardine.
He is sadly missed by his grandchildren, Rhonda, Robin, Theresa, Tanya, Bradley and Shelley; and great grandchilden, Jessica, Natalie, Jordan, Devin, Caedan, Logan and Eldon; sister Mildred Keillor of Kincardine.
He was predeceased by brothers George and Arthur Merritt and sisters Olive Fry, Dorothy Dagg, Grace Merritt and Hellenor Kennedy.
Also survived by sisters-in-law Marjorie Merritt and Helen (Cliff) Buckingham and brothers-in-law Eugene (Jean), Lorne (Norman), and Roy (Edna) Harrison.
Visitation was at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, where the funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. Rev. Don Harry officiated.
Pallbearers were George Warecki, Steve Edwards, Ron VanMoorsel, Peter VanDierendonck, Bob Dagg and Brad Bowers.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Donations to the Kincardine Hopsital or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

 

DONALD POULTON
Donald Bernard Poulton, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in his 78th year. 
Beloved husband of Maureen McMullen. Dear father of Tracey Poulton (John Ilowski), Scott, Brent, and Lori Poulton. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren.
Loving brother of Margaret (Peter) Ferguson; Dorothy (Chuck) Cowan; Norman (Jean) Poulton; Douglas (Ursula) Poulton; twin brother Stan (Ann) Poulton; Raymond (Margaret) Poulton; Cynthia "Sally" (Val) Serrie. 
Also survived by sisters‑in‑law Ann, Rose, and Thelma Poulton; and a brother‑in‑law Spencer Graham, as well as many nieces and nephews. 
Predeceased by his parents Norman and Alice (nee Deacon); sisters Norma McDade and Alice Graham; and brothers Bill, Arthur, Clifford, Gord, John, and Edmund Poulton. 
A celebration of life was held at Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007. 
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society and Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.   Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

ROBERT DONALD URQUHART
Robert Donald Urquhart of Port Elgin died at his home on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at the age of 62.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Lorraine Woolfrey; one son, James and his wife Tracey of Chatsworth; grandchildren Natalie and Rachael; brother Ian Grant Urquhart and his wife Carolann of Paris. Rob was the godfather of Elisa Urquhart and the uncle of Michael and Andrew, both of Paris.
He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Jean Urquhart.
Private family funeral services in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 519‑832‑2222. A memorial service to be held in the spring, 2008.
Memorial contributions to the CNIB or the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

 

 

November 28

RITA BABINEAU
Rita Margaret Babineau (née Clark), of R.R. 3, Tiverton, died at London Health Sciences Centre‑Victoria Hospital, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, in her 65th year. 
Beloved wife of Al Babineau. 
Dear mother of Rick (Ellen) Babineau, of Palmerston; Debbie Wright, of Tiverton; Larry (Peggy) Babineau, of R.R. 1, Port Elgin; and Cindy Babineau (Steven Kaskiw), of Stratford. 
Sadly missed by ten grandchildren and two great‑grandchildren.  Loved sister of Win Horton, of Grimsby; and Ruth (Ken) Horton, of Caledonia. Also survived by brother‑in‑law Paul (Verna) Babineau, of British Columbia. 
Predeceased by her sister Florence Clark; brother Richard (Dick) Clark; brothers‑in‑law Jack and Don Horton; sister‑in‑law Flo Clark; and a great‑grandson Joey. 
Visitation will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. 
The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ruth MacLean officiating.  Interment Port Bruce Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

JESSIE CADGER
Jessie Isobella Cadger (née Florence), of Kincardine, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, in her 75th year. 
Beloved wife of Charlie Cadger. 
Dear mother of Graham (Paulette) Cadger; and Stephen Cadger, both of Georgetown. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Jeremy, Brian, Keri and Mandy; and her great‑grandchildren: Alexis and Chase. 
Loved sister of Sandy (Irene) Florence, and Isabella (Alan) Stewart. 
A memorial service will be held at Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at 1 p.m., with Kenneth Craig officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
 

BETTY BARBARA McEWEN
In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great‑grandmother and friend, Betty Barbara McEwen (née Coombes) who passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. 
Predeceased by her sister, Elva Hurd; and brother Albert Coombes.  Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home (across from the town hall), 464 Wyld Street, North Bay (705-472-8810) on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 from 1‑2 pm. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. 
Cremation at the Forest Lawn Crematorium. 
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. On-line condolences at www.martynfh.com.

You are gone, and yet you are here. 
Everywhere we look we see your special touch! 
We close our eyes and feel your wonderful hug. 
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. 
There's not a moment that goes by that you are not a part of. 
We love you so,
- husband George, daughter Sherran, son‑in‑law Al, son Ronald, daughter‑in‑law Jane, sisters June, brother‑in‑law Al, Pam, brother‑in‑law Lou, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and many friends. 

 

REV. R. DOUGLAS MacDONALD
The Reverend Dr. R. Douglas MacDonald, C.D., B.A., D.D., devoted servant of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, died at Owen Sound, on Nov. 17, 2007, in his 94th year.
Dr. MacDonald was a son of the manse, the eldest of four children of Dr. and Mrs. C.H. MacDonald, and the brother of Peggy (deceased), Marion and Helen.
In 1940, he married Laura M. Wilkin. They had four children: Mary Ellen (Michael Pauly), Rory (Eva Jean), Greta (Steven Gottlieb) and Angus (Carol); eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
From 1940-1942, he served in Alma Street, St. Thomas and Tempo churches; then from 1942-1946 in the Canadian Armed Forces (Infantry and Chaplaincy) in Canada and overseas, and later during the occupation in Germany; from 1946-1969 in St. Andrew's, Tillsonburg, and St. Andrew's, Windham Centre; and from 1972-1980 in Tolmie Presbyterian Church, Port Elgin, and Knox Presbyterian Church, Burgoyne.
He was active on church committees and in the life of the towns where he lived and served from the time of his ordination as a minister of the Word and Sacraments. He was awarded the Canada Decoration in 1967, and Knox College conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1977.
Since his retirement from the active ministry in 1980, he and his wife Laura have lived at Bruce Beach, near Kincardine. He last preached the gospel at the Bruce Beach Open Air Church in August, 2007.
Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Nov. 30, 2007, from 7-9 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ripley at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007.
No flowers, by request. Donations may be made to the Capital Fund of the C.H. MacDonald Memorial Lecture, c/o Knox College, 59 St. George Street, Toronto ON M5S 2E6.
On-line condolences can be made to www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

DELORES ROBERTS
Delores Doreen Roberts (née Wilcox), of Tiverton, died at Grey Bruce Health Services - Owen Sound, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, in her 61st year. 
Beloved wife of Ernie Roberts. Dear mother of Shelley Roberts (Ken Steinman), of Tiverton; and Sean Roberts (Heather McKercher), of New Hamburg.
Loved daughter of Louis Wilcox, of Waterford. Sadly missed by her granddaughters Tianna, Tinisha, Takoda, Takyra and Erin. 
Predeceased by her mother Doreen.
Visitation will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. 
The funeral service will be held at the Tiverton Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Rob McFadden officiating. 
Interment Tiverton Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

November 21

CAROL EYRE
Carol Marie Eyre, died peacefully after a brief illness, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in her 43rd year.
Beloved wife of Phill Vanderpost. Cherished daughter and youngest child of Don and Ruth Eyre, of Kincardine. Dearest sister of Doug (Carrie Pettit) and Maureen, both of London.

Dearest daughter-in-law of Audrey Post, London; and sister-in-law of Pam and Brian Lewis, Ottawa. Most special aunt of Christopher and Jeffrey. Fondly remembered by her aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Predeceased by an infant son, Mark (2000).
Carol was a graduate of York University and Seneca College, and earned her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. She was the Human Resources Manager with the London Children's Connection and leaves many work colleagues, past and present, to mourn her passing.

Carol will be remembered for her love of life, wonderful smile, active volunteerism, and unlimited support to so many.

The funeral service was held at the First St. Andrew's United Church, London, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007.

Interment Woodland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, London Health Sciences Foundation - University Hospital (8th floor) or a charity of choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
The family would like to express its thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses and support staff at University Hospital who cared for Carol during her illness.
"And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto Thee,
Today shalt thou be with me in paradise."
Luke 23:43

 

HEIDI FERGUSON
Heidi Marion Ferguson, of Kincardine, died peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre ‑ Kincardine, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. 

Beloved daughter of Doreen Ferguson. Dear sister of Kelly‑Lee and Bill. Father, Harley Ferguson of Key West, Florida. 

Heidi will be greatly missed by her dear friend and companion Butch McIvor. Special thanks to Butch McIvor, Elaine Walden and Lynn Somer. 

A memorial service will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5 (519‑396‑2701) on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ruth MacLean officiating.  
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to Women's House of Bruce County, Kincardine, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

November 14, 2007

RONALD W. LOWRY
Ronald W. Lowry, beloved husband of the late Marilyn Lowry (Harrison), passed away suddenly at his residence in Huron Township, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at the age of 67.

He was born in Kincardine on Nov. 12, 1939, to the late Elva (Brown) and William R. Lowry.
Dear father of Pauline (Tom) Kempton, of Amberley; and Karen (Robert) Elliott, of R.R. 2, Ripley. Also greatly missed by seven grandchildren: Tyler, Vanessa, Nicole, Thomas, Daniel, Brent and Brooke; as well as by sisters Audrey MacDonald, of Ripley; and Sharon (Tom) Convay, of Point Clark.

Following Ron's wishes, a private family graveside service was held at the Ripley Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, with Rev. Diane Dier officiating.

Donations to the St. Andrew's United Church or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

JUDY McMANUS
Judith "Judy" Marilyn McManus (née Haswell), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre ‑ Kincardine, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, in her 68th year.

Beloved wife of Dan McManus. Dear mother of Jeff (Virginia), of Orillia; Peter, of Scarborough; and Lisa (Leo) Doyle, of Perkinsfield. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Daniel, Steven and Shawn McManus and Courtney and Tyler McManus.

Cherished daughter of Kitch Haswell, of Oakville. Loved sister of Bill (Pat) Haswell, of Regina, Saskatchewan; Peter Haswell, of Guelph; Barbara MacKenzie, of British Columbia; and Louise Wells (John Watson), of Burlington.

Predeceased by her mother Elsie Haswell (née Doran); brothers Mike and Tim Haswell; and brother‑in‑law Robert MacKenzie. Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


November 7, 2007

MARGARET RICHARDSON
1909 - 2007

Margaret Richardson passed away peacefully in Kincardine hospital on October 26, 2007, one week after her 98th birthday.  Predeceased by her husband Ronald, her sister Anne Hamilton and her brother John Harrington, Meg will be remembered by her daughters and son-in-law, Ruth Atkinson, Dorothea and Peter Sprung. Also remembering their grandmother with love are Jennifer (Tony) Parsons, Ron (Cheryl) Sprung, Laura (Mark) Oliver, Gordon (Lesley) Sprung, Chris (Kristi) Atkinson and David (Kim) Atkinson. Meg was also blessed with 13 great-grandchildren.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Meg moved with her parents John and Mabel Harrington to Quebec where she grew up in St. Anne de Bellevue, and attended McGill University in an age when female students were a rarity. She then pursued a nursing diploma at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City and married the love of her life, Ron Richardson, in 1936. They moved to Oshawa where they raised two daughters and enriched their community in many ways.

Meg spent the last 10 years of her life in Kincardine, close to her daughter Ruth, where the caring staff of Trillium Court helped preserve the independence of this gentle and gracious lady.
Cremation has taken place. A family service will be arranged later for the family to honour Meg's life.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

October 31

CECIL HOLLANDS
April 15, 1920 - Oct. 26, 2007
On Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, just as morning milking time began, Cecil Arthur Hollands passed to eternal rest.

The youngest son of Alfred Hollands and Mabel Hunter, Cecil was born April 15, 1920, on the southline of Kincardine Township. There he grew up with his brothers, Albert and Howard; and his sister Sylvia Bestward. He took over the farm shortly after his marriage to Doris Helen Pollock, of Huron Township. On May 18, 2007, they celebrated 67 years of married life.

Cecil was proud to continue the farming traditions of his father, developing a fine Holstein herd, growing test plots of alfalfa and trefoil for the Ontario Agricultural College, and introducing an early self-propelled combine with which he spent many hours doing his own and custom harvesting. That John Deere machine was the forerunner of the garden tractor which regularly manicured the roadsides of Lake Range Drive until early summer of this year.

As is common in rural areas, Cecil served his community as school trustee, as director of the Bruce County Holstein Association, and the Federation of Agriculture as a hardworking member and president of the Kincardine Agricultural Society. For this dedication, he received an award for over 50 years of volunteer service.

Not only his family, but also the congregation of the Church of the Messiah and the summer residents of Bruce Beach will remember him as a draftsman, a carpenter, an engineer, an organizer whose tireless efforts rebuilt or renovated their barns and homes as well as the church and parish hall and many cottages between the 6th and 8th concessions of Huron Township. Anything could be done, if not in one way then in another; if not by him then by someone upon whose skills he could call. To all of us, he was a lesson in persistence.

Cecil was much loved and admired by his family: Doris; Ruth Anne and Norman Robinson and their family, Bill and Yvonne Robinson, David Robinson, Vanessa and Joe Steffler, Lee Anne Robinson and Michael Smith, Kelly Smith and Jason Roberts, Riley Roberts and Dennis Smith, Clare Robinson and Cary Beaumont, Daniel and Benjamin Robinson; Gail and Fred Morgan, Connie Morgan, Robert, Matthew and Jonathan Morgan; Rosemary and Charlie Douglas, Jocelyn and Don Olson, Eric and Emma, Deb and Kevin Opersko, Josh, Caleb and Meghan.
He is also survived by his sisters in law: Evelyn Elliott and Wanita Hollands-Kitchen; and treasured nephews and nieces.

Predeceased by an infant brother, Glen; grandson, David Robinson; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Robinson.

Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

A celebration of Cecil's life was held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, guided by long-time friend Rev. Dennis Cluley. Readers during the service were nieces Koleen Garland and Janice Threndyle. His favourite musicians, Glenn Boyd and Lynn Lowry, sang In The Garden, and memories were recounted by grandchildren Connie Morgan and Clare Robinson.
Acting pallbearers were Ron Garland, Glen Hollands, Mac MacInnes, John Elliott, Bill Robinson and Rob Morgan.

His grandchildren acted as flower bearers.
His final resting place is in the family plot in the Kincardine Cemetery.
Condolences and portrait on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
 

 

JEAN WHEELER
Jean Wheeler, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in her 76th year.

Beloved wife of Ernie Wheeler. Dear mother of Jim Smith (Karen Townsend), of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia; Leslie Smith (Eric Rupke), of Ayr; and Lewis Moffat (Toni‑Marie Lochmanetz), of  Edmonton, Alberta.

Lovingly remembered by a grandson Michael Smith and great granddaughter Melody Smith. Also survived by brother Roy (Denise) Taylor, of Manchester, England.
Sadly missed by step‑children Murray (Patti), Barry and Susan Wheeler.
 
The funeral service will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, with Betty Elliott officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

October 24, 2007

SAMUEL HAYES
Samuel Albert Hayes, of R.R.1, Tiverton, died at his residence on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at the age of 80 years.

Beloved husband of the late Jean Hayes (née McDougall) who died on May 29, 2007.
Sam was born July 2, 1927, and was the sixth of 16 children of William and Charlotte Hayes (née Bradley). Sam and Jean were married on Sept. 24, 1949, and enjoyed many great years together raising their children, farming, loving their grandchildren and great‑grandchildren, camping in their motor home and enjoying everyone's company - whether family, friends or a new acquaintance.
Dear father of Bill (Donna) Hayes, of Kinloss; Barb (Dave) Lippert, of Amherstburg; Gordon Hayes (Grace Worden), of Inverhuron; Kevin (Kerri) Hayes, of R.R.2, Tiverton; and Sandra Hayes‑Teeple (Ron Teeple), of R.R. 2, Paisley. We will all remember our days on the farm and the guidance and love we received.

Also sadly missed by ten grandchildren: Rob, Sherri, Jeff, Corey, Keith, Chris, Cody, Brody, Dalton and Hayden; and three great‑grandchildren: Jazmine, Kylie and Josh who will always remember grandpa's sense of humour and playful manner and  heartfelt discussions. He enjoyed attending their sports events and was always ready to cheer them on.
Also survived by brothers Earl, James, Burton, Alvery and Harold Hayes, sister Marie Wonch, and brother‑in‑law Russell MacKinnon.

Predeceased by a daughter Beverley, in infancy, as well as by brothers Nathanial, William John, Charles, George, Nelson; sisters Agnes Bushell, Beatrice Nivins, Nellie and Alice Hayes; and sister‑in‑law Wilda MacKinnon.

Visitation was held at Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, with Rev. Wendy Lampman officiating.  
Emily Ferris gave a memorable eulogy of Uncle Sam. 

Pallbearers were: Rob Hayes, Richard Brindley, Jeff Lippert, Chris Forsyth, Cody Hayes and Bob Hayes. 

Flower bearers were: Sherri Brindley, Brody and Dalton Hayes, Hayden Teeple, Janet Hayes and Mary Bridgen.  

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations were given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

NANCY STANLEY
1952-2007

After a determined battle with cancer, Nancy Jane Stanley (Galluzzo) passed away peacefully at her home in Osoyoos, British Columbia, on Sept. 29, 2007.
Born March 28, 1952, in Delaware, Ohio, she moved to Canada in 1979 and had lived in Osoyoos since 1988.

Nancy treasured the many special friendships she was blessed with. She was well-loved by many, and will be remembered for her kind spirit and gentle soul.
Dear wife of Richard Stanley, and mother to Dixon and Dana Stanley. She is survived by four sisters: Carole Piper, Bonnie Graham, Betty Moore, of Ohio; and Vickie Gale, of Florida; and their spouses.

Also survived by in-laws Anne and Mac MacInnes, of Ripley; and David and Jean Stanley, of Westbank, B.C.

Predeceased by her parents, Dorothy and August Galluzzo; and her much-loved in-laws Edna and Glen Stanley.

A memorial service was held in Osoyoos on Oct. 11, 2007, at St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the South Okanagan Palliative Care Unit, R.R. 3, Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0, or the Children's Hunger Fund.
Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home.

 

October 17

DONNA THOMAS
Donna Marie Thomas (née MacLean), of Southampton, died at Hamilton General Hospital, on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, in her 78th year.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1930 in Brantford, Ontario.
Beloved wife of the late Ken Thomas. Dear mother of Maxine Thomas (Simon Billing), and Dean Thomas, all of Toronto.

Loved sister of Walter MacLean, of Brampton; and Bruce (Joan) MacLean, of Barrie. Also survived by sisters‑in‑law: Donelda (Norman) Beech, of Paisley; and Jean Thomas, of Waterloo. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Olga (Hanssen) MacLean; and brother‑in‑law, Murray Thomas.

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, from 1-2 p.m. A celebration of Donna's life was held in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Rev. Creola Simpson officiating.

Memorial donations to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

DORIS MARY BIRD
Doris Mary Bird, died at her home in Huntsville on Oct. 6, 2007, aged 80.
She was born March 8, 1927 in Breslau, Ontario, to Ernest and Elsie Ball.
She married William "Bill" Bird on June 18, 1949 in Kincardine.

Doris was a store clerk with the Sears order office and Ron Henry Jewellers in Huntsville, as well as a loving homemaker, wife and mother. She was a past member of the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary and past cast member in several musicals by the Huntsville Rotary Show.

Doris was well-known for her love and expertise in sewing, baking, cooking, knitting and craftwork. She found great joy in reading cookbooks and collecting recipes. She showed her strength and character in her long and courageous battles against many health obstacles.

Survived by daughters Pamela (David) Wild, of Huntsville; Nancy (Fred) Hall, of Kenora; and son Roger (Mandy Dart) Bird, of Huntsville.

Also survived by brothers Arthur (Norma) Ball, and Albert Ball, all of Kincardine. Also missed by grandchildren: Robert, Meghan and Kathryn Hoult; Brad and Shaun Hall; Lindsay (Wild) Pascal; and Nicole (Wild) Reitz.

Predeceased by her husband Bill Bird; sisters Beatrice, Ivy, Jean and Mabel; and brothers Archie, Bill and Ernest.

She was loved and will be missed greatly by her family and friends, as well as by the family pets, Tinker and Elly.

At Doris' request, there was no funeral service. Cremation has taken place.
Interment, at a later date, Kincardine Cemetery.

 

DONALD CASSIDY
Donald George Thomas Cassidy, of Kincardine, died peacefully at his residence, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, in his 78th year. 

Beloved husband of Donna (née Robertson). Dear father of Kathy (Blake) Bryans, of Cambridge; and Ken (Cindy) Cassidy, of Edmonton, Alberta. 

Loving grandfather of Dale, Sean and Andrea Bryans; and sadly missed by step‑grandchildren Chris and Stephanie McCullouch.  Proud great grandfather of Ethan and Aidan. Also survived by a sister, Barb (Murray) Finnie, of Burgoyne. 

Predeceased by parents Harold and Catherine Cassidy; brothers Neil and Gordon Cassidy; as well as by brothers‑in‑law Ross Maas, Ron Kennedy and Dale Robertson.

The funeral service was held at  Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 

Pallbearers were Norman, David and Wayne Robertson, Don MacArthur, and Dale and Sean Bryans. 
Flowerbearers were Andrea Bryans; and Leeah, Lucas, Travis, Ryan and Doug Robertson. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

LAUREL MILLARD
Laurel Catherine Millard (née Phair), of Whitby and formerly of Kincardine, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2007.

Beloved wife of Charles and loving mother of Robert, Lindsay and Hayley.
Much loved daughter of Thomas and Catherine Phair, and daughter‑in‑law of Kay and Walter Millard. Wonderful sister of  Paul and Janis Phair, Beth Medhurst, Tyrone and Jennifer Phair, and Robert and Odette Millard. 

Visitation will be held at Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at 1 p.m. at St. Mark's United Church (201 Centre Street South), Whitby, ON L1N 4V7. Rev. Brian Gee officiating. 
Donations in remembrance of Laurel are welcomed for the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

NORMAN JAMES RIVETT
Norman James Rivett, beloved husband of Phyllis Rivett (Gibson), of Point Clark, passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, age 80.

He was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, on Dec. 9, 1926, to the late John Rivett and Esther Johnston.
Missed by his two children, Brian (Kathy) Rivett, of Lurgan Beach; and Linda (Doug) LeLacheur, of Mount Brydges. Also missed by four grandchildren: Daryl (Amanda) LeLacheur, Dale LeLacheur, Kara and Brandon Rivett; as well as by three brothers: Bill and Ivan Rivett, of Goderich; and Ross Rivett, of B.C.

Also survived by several Gibson in-laws and relatives.
Predeceased by four siblings: Elliott, Edna, Earl and infant Irene.
The funeral service was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, with visitation one hour prior. Rev. C. Harvey officiated.
Interment Lurgan Cemetery.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
 

 

WAYNE SHERWOOD
Wayne Clark Sherwood, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 in his 63rd year.

He was born Aug. 28, 1945 in St. John, New Brunswick.
Beloved father of Wade (Rose) Sherwood, of Souris, Prince Edward Island; Annette Sherwood, of Stratford; Keil Sherwood (Darla Dimanbro), of Waterloo; Corey Sherwood (Kristen Young), of Waterloo; Zane Sherwood, of Port Elgin; and Tanya Trepanier, of Sarnia. 
Loved grandfather of eight grandchildren, he is also survived by three brothers. Sadly missed by his friend Freddy. 

Predeceased by his parents, Leonard and Annie May Sherwood.
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.  Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

MURRAY STEWART
Murray Edwin Stewart passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at the age of 55.

Murray was the beloved son of Mary and the late Edwin Stewart, of R.R. 1, Ripley.
Beloved husband of Faye, and dear father of Seth and his wife Tracy, of Waterdown. Cherished grandfather of Grant. Loved brother of Doug, of Paris; Dave (Linda), of Ripley; Ann (John) Scheurwater, of Teeswater; and Sheila (Bill) Collins, of Kincardine. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his father and sister Marilyn.
The funeral service was held in Waterdown on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007.
Murray will forever live on in the hearts and lives of those who loved him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

 

October 10

LINDA CORNISH
Linda Darlene (née McCallum) Cornish, of Inverhuron, died at her residence on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, in her 60th year.

She was born April 12, 1948, in Timmins, Ontario, to Bert and Adella McCallum.
Beloved wife of Brian Cornish. Dear mother of James, at home. Cherished daughter of Della McCallum, of Kincardine.

Loved sister of Doris (Walter) Howald, of Formosa; Shirley Dow (Murray Lowry), of Elora; and Janet (Wayne) Zettler, of Huron Township. Also survived by her mother‑in‑law, Gladys Cornish of Inverhuron. Sadly missed by 19 nieces and nephews, 11 great nieces and nephews, and by her brothers‑in‑law and sisters‑in‑law. 

Predeceased by her father, Bert McCallum; her father‑in‑law, Jim Cornish; brother‑in‑law, Doug Dow; and numerous aunts and uncles.  Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Marino Romito officiating. Pallbearers were Bert Dow, Dwight Howald, Dave Hagedorn, Darryl Zettler, Darren Zettler and Devin Zettler.

Flower bearers were Daniel Lavoie, Shirley Englefield, Sidney Englefield and Gordon Shotz.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

EDDIE EMMERTON
John David Edwin "Eddie" Emmerton, of Kincardine, died at London Health Sciences Centre ‑ University Hospital, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, in his 79th year. 

He was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Kincardine to Edwin and Evelyn Emmerton.
Beloved husband of Eueen (née Evans). Dear father of Jamie (Cindy), of Shanty Bay; Paul (Lisa), of St. Thomas; Dwight, of Princeton, British Columbia; and Faye (Tom) Hlavac, of Ottawa.  Sadly missed by grandchildren Gracyn, Mikayla, Taylor, Cory, Courtney, Tyler and Ryan. Loved brother of Joyce Bell, of Kincardine; Marg (Tony) Mead, of Guelph; and Barbara Morley, of Cambridge. Also survived by sister‑in‑law Lois Emmerton, of Kincardine. 

Predeceased by his brother Ron Emmerton, and his sister Shirley Nuttall, and brothers‑in‑law Chuck Bell and Bruce Nuttall.  Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 from 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service was held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

October 3

EVA BEGG
Eva Elizabeth Begg (née MacPherson), of Tiverton, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Sunday, Sept.  30, 2007, in her 80th year.

She was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Kincardine to Alexander and Pearl MacPherson.
Beloved wife of the late Grant Begg. Dear mother of Stuart (Norma) Begg, of R.R. 4, Walkerton; and Beverley (Scott) Ramage, of Tiverton. Cherished grandmother of Shawn and Cynthia Begg and Maggie and James Ramage. 

Loved sister of Catherine (Harry) Ruetz, of North Bruce; Jean (Norman) Campbell, of Port Elgin; Marguerite (Mervin) Catto, of Tiverton; and Bruce (Grace) MacPherson, of Inverhuron.
Also survived by sisters‑in‑law: Grace McPherson, of R.R. 1 Tiverton; Marianne Greer, of Inverhuron; and Helen MacPherson, of Kincardine. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by brothers Stuart, Angus and Eoin MacPherson. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held Wednesday, October 3 at 2 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, with Rev. Wendy Lampman officiating.
Pallbearers will be Robin Begg, Mike Catto, Bob Greer, Gary Begg, Alex MacPherson and Rodney MacKay.

Flower bearers will be Shawn Begg, Cynthia Begg, Maggie Ramage and James Ramage.
Interment Tiverton Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Knox Presbyterian Church ‑ Tiverton, or the Kincardine Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

MAIE GIBSON
Maie Gibson (née Karner), of Kincardine, died at her residence on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at the age of 56. 

Maie was born April 24, 1951 in Rugby, England to Jaan and Heljo Karner.
Beloved wife of the late Larry Gibson. Dear mother of Randy (Jennifer) Gibson, of Kincardine; Jamie (Randy) Rumbold, of Kincardine; and Melissa Gibson (Mike Gouveia), of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Cale and Caydence Gibson, and Rachel Rumbold.  Cherished daughter of Heljo Karner, of St. Catharines. Sadly missed by her brothers: Matti (Marj) Karner, Tonu (Lynn) Karner and Alex (Judy) Karner, all of Niagara Falls; and brother‑in‑law Donnie Reid, of Thorold. 
Predeceased by her father, Jaan Karner; and sister Hilda Reid.  Visitation was held at Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 from 2‑4 and 7‑9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Kincardine United Church on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Peter Stopford officiating.  Pallbearers were Ronnie Harley, Jason Harley, Shawn Metzger, Carl Showers, Tim Nurton and Albert Rombouts.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

SUSAN KOKAN
Susan Effie Marie Kokan (née Stanley), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, in her 57th year.

Susan was born April 23, 1951 in Kincardine, to Leland and Winnifred Stanley.
Beloved mother of Zoe Kokan, of Port Dover. Dear sister of Lynda Stanley, of Kitchener; and Trudy (Les) Kempers, of Port Elgin.  Sadly missed by her niece Tracy (Paul) Robinson, of Bervie; and her nephew Trevor Henderson, of Ripley. 

Predeceased by her parents, Leland and Winnie Stanley; and her son, Joel Joseph (J.J.) Kokan. 
Visitation was held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m, with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.  
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Donations to the Kincardine Hospital or a charity of choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

JOHN MEEKINS
John Aubrey Meekins, of R.R. 1, Kincardine, died at the Grey Bruce Health Services ‑ Owen Sound, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, in his 61st year. 

John was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Toronto to William and Muriel Meekins.
Beloved husband of Ghislaine (née Gaudreau). Dear father of Juanita Meekins, of Edson, Alberta; Trish Meekins, of Owen Sound; Joanna Meekins (Tom Moffat), of Shallow Lake; Diana Meekins (Dan MacLennan), of Amberley; Genevieve Meekins, at home; Marcel (Natalie) Meekins, of London; and Jonathan Meekins, of London.  Cherished grandfather of Collin, Tyler, Troy, Harley, Vincent, Kevin, Mae, Keith, Trinity, Alex, Malcolm, William, Leo Paul, Desirae and Autumn. Dear brother of Lorne (Carole), Shane, Robin (Monica), Bill (Josilyn), Diana (Sid) Gardiner, and Louise.  Predeceased by brothers, John, Bill and Dennis. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Don Wilhelm officiating. 

Pallbearers were Marcel Meekins, Jonathan Meekins, Tyler Nadjiwon, Collin Meekins, Troy Nadjiwon, Lorne Meekins and Dan MacLennan.

Memorial donations the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

MARY PICKLES
Mary Winnifred "Winnie" Pickles (née Tooth), died at the Southampton Care Centre, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, in her 95th year. 

She was born Nov. 4, 1912 in Montreal, Quebec to John and Mary Tooth.
Beloved wife of the late Leslie Pickles. Dear mother of Shirley (Jim) Wilson, of Duluth, Georgia; and Stanley Pickles (Linda Bowers), of Kincardine. Loved grandmother of Richard and Brian Pickles. Also sadly missed by sister‑in‑law Peggy Tooth, of Toronto.

Predeceased by her son John, and a brother John Tooth. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, where the funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating. 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


September 25

LINDA JACKSON
Linda Jean Jackson (née Thompson), of R.R. 2, Tiverton, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in her 63rd year.

Linda was born on July 19, 1945 in Brampton, Ontario.

Beloved wife of Ken Jackson. Dear mother of Gary Jackson, of R.R. 2, Tiverton; and Scott Jackson (Denise Vanderlee), of Tiverton. Loving grandmother of Tonya and Sean Jackson, and Eric Vanderlee.

Sadly missed by sisters Audrey Beatty, of Owen Sound; Kay (Charlie) Plouffe, of Ballinifad; and Maureen (Jon) Chisholm, of Kitimat, B.C. Also survived by sisters-in-law Marjorie Thompson, of Lucan; and Marlene (Les) Drysdale, of Brampton; and brothers-in-law Bob Jackson, of Brampton; and Wayne (Joanne) Jackson, of Hillsburgh.

Predeceased by her parents Andrew and Jessie (née Warnett) Thompson, brothers Andrew and Jack Thompson, and brother-in-law Ron Beatty.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 from 7-9 p.m., and  Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.

Interment Tiverton Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


September 19

MARY BAKER
Mary (Poynter) Baker, died surrounded by her family at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, in her 86th year.
Beloved wife of the late Mickey Baker. Proud mother of Marc Baker, Mike Baker and Nancy Weber and her partner Michael Reid. Cherished grandmother of Mike and Tiffany Weber and four great grandchildren.

Predeceased by her brother George.
The family would like to thank staff at the University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, and especially Dr. Meyer for giving her another seven years.
Cremation has taken place.

Friends were received by the family for a celebration of Mary's life on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, from 1-4 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario N6C 3X1.
A service will be held in Kincardine at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Paddy Walker Heritage Society.
On-line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.


September 12

HELEN HAIGHT
Helen Haight (nèe Keating) passed away peacefully and yet unexpectedly at home on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.

Helen will be forever missed by her husband of 55 years, William; and her children: Tim, and his wife Gail, of Calgary; Tom, and his wife Annette, of Eganville; and Laura, and her husband Ken Corbett, of Kincardine. She will also be missed by her grandchildren: Peter and Kristin Haight, and Mitchell and Samuel Corbett.  

Helen was born on May 27, 1927, in Edinburgh, Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1932 after the death of her father. She spent her childhood in Galt, Ontario, and attended McMaster University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1949. After graduation, she began her teaching career in Aylmer, Ontario. It was in Aylmer that she succumbed to the persistent wooing of Bill, finally giving in and marrying him in 1952. They moved shortly thereafter to St. Thomas to begin their married life.

As with many of her generation, Helen took a break from the regular work world to raise her children.

Never one to be fulfilled by practicing the domestic arts, she immersed herself in many volunteer and sundry activities. Hers was a life well lived. One that included hosting extravagant costume parties, travelling the world with Bill, becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, obtaining her pilot's wings, and being awarded the Companion of the Order of St. John. She was a voracious reader, an aspiring (but not quite adept) gardener, and a lover of dogs. Most of all, she was a woman who was passionate about making sure that her children and grandchildren were exposed to as many different experiences as possible.  

Visitation with the family occurred at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 from 7-9 p.m.

A service to celebrate Helen's life will be held at St. George's Roman Catholic Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Thomas‑Elgin Art Gallery or a charity of one's choice.

Thanks for sending us to camp, Mom!

 

BETTY McCONKEY
Elizabeth "Betty" McConkey (née Nichols), of Kincardine and formerly of Lakefield, died at Trillium Court, on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in her 87th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Donald McConkey. Dear mother of Joan (Terry) Blewett, of Kincardine. Cherished grandmother of Libby Blewett and Casey (Tim) Riehl; and great‑grandmother of Dayle and Luke Riehl. 

Loved sister of Bill Nichols, of Peterborough; Rod (Ruth) Nichols, of R.R. 3, Lakefield; Jim (Edna) Nichols of Toronto; and Peggy (Gord) Stewart, of Winnipeg. Sister‑in‑law of Dorothy Nichols, of Lakefield; Joan Nichols, of Deep River; Bertrice Armstrong, of R.R. 1, Lakefield; and Edna McIlmoyl, of Peterborough.

Predeceased by brothers, Harry and his wife Lucy; Don Nichols; Bob Nichols and his wife Mary; and Doug Nichols. 

Betty and her husband Don operated a resort on Chemong Lake in the Kawarthas for many years. Later Betty worked for Trentway‑Wager, travelling extensively in Canada and the United States. She loved to entertain and was happiest when their home was filled with family and friends. For the last three years, Betty lived in Kincardine, happy to be near her family. 

Private family funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ont. N2Z 1Z5, 519‑396‑2701. 
Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

BENSON SHACKLETON
Benson Shackleton, beloved husband of Florence (Jones) Shackleton of Tiverton and formerly of Ashfield Township, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, in his 90th year.

He was born in Ashfield Township on Nov. 26, 1917, to the late Matthew Shackleton and Mary Grey.
Survived by three children: Carol Anne and Alvin Becker, of Dashwood; Gerald and Sheila Shackleton, of Bellwood; and Valerie and Bill Krasinski, of Kincardine; six grandchildren and one great grandson.

Predeceased by son Lindeen; two brothers, Bruce and Ivan; and one infant sister, Marie Shackleton.
The funeral was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. George Scott, of Kincardine Baptist Church, officiated.

Interment Dungannon Cemetery.
Acting pallbearers were Daniel Shackleton, Larry Becker, Johnnathan Stark, Donnie Boak, Gary Caesar and Brock Hasty.

Flower bearers were: Julia Krasinski, Heather Stark, Deborah Shackleton and Christy Shackleton.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Association, Kincardine Baptist Church or Kincardine Hospital were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Condolences and portrait on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
 

DALTON WARDELL
Dalton Wardell, formerly of Huron Township, passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow, on Aug. 30, 2007, in his 87th year.

Born in Kincardine on Jan. 24, 1921, to the late George Wardell and Addie Collins.
Funeral services were held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Don Harry officiating.

Pallbearers were Lenard Kerr, Allan MacDonald, Ivan MacDougall, Jack Aitchison, John Gillespie and Bob Harris.
Interment Ripley Cemetery.
Condolences and portrait on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
 

 

September 5

STANLEY HOWARD EMMERTON
Stanley Howard Emmerton of Kincardine, a veteran of the Second World War, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine on Friday, August 31, 2007, in his 86th year.

He was born Sept. 9, 1921 in Huron Township, the son of the late John and Mary Frances Emmerton.
Beloved husband of Sylvia Emmerton (nee Jackson) of 61 years.  Dear father of Cheryl (Ron) McKee of Kincardine. Loved grandfather of Brooke McKee-Bass (Seth Bass) of New Jersey and Carla McKee of London, and great-grandfather of Jonah and Noa Bass. Also survived by his sister, Annie Maurer of Kincardine.  Predeceased by his brothers, Edwin, Joseph, Gordon, Allan and Herbert, and his sisters, Frances Walsh, Elizabeth Geddes and Edna Wilken.

Visitation was at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, September 3, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m., with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating. A Royal Canadian Legion Service was held in the morning at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home.   
Pallbearers were Harold Maurer, Jeff Emmerton, Doug Emmerton, John Walsh, Rich McLean, Randy McLean.

Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kincardine Legion Branch #183 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

LARRY STANLEY
Larry Robert Stanley, of Kincardine, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, in his 62nd year. Larry was born Feb. 21, 1946 in Kincardine Township.
Mr. Stanley was well known in Kincardine, having operated a travel agency downtown for many years.

He was the beloved husband of Jo‑Anne Stanley (née Dominico). Dear father of Brett Stanley (Courtney Armbruster) of Olds, Alberta; and Kirk Stanley, at home. 

Cherished nephew of Ileen Kaake, of Walkerton. Loved brother of, Beverley (Dan) Tollefson, of Port Elgin; Douglas Stanley, of Harriston; Floyd (Lynne) Stanley, of Whiterock, B.C.; Leonard (Shirley) Stanley, of Lucknow; Arthur (Debbie) Stanley, of Holyrood; and Sharon (Tony) Bedford, of Mississauga. 

Also survived by his father‑in‑law and mother‑in‑law, Rudy and Jeannette Dominico; and brother‑in‑law, Randy Dominico, all of North Bay. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by his parents, Ezra and Lulu (Kaake) Stanley; sister‑in‑law, Rita Stanley; brother‑in‑law, Terry Dominico; uncle R.J. Kaake; and special niece Cindy Smyth (Stanley). 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service was held at The Kincardine United Church, on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 
Pallbearers were Terry Stanley, Brad Tollefson, Ryan Smyth, Shawn Stanley, Randy Dominico and Brian Dubois.

Flowerbearers were Conner Stanley, Riley Stanley, Candace Work, Megan Stanley and Brandon Howald.

Interment Durham Road Baptist Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital, Kincardine United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

August 29, 2007

JOYCE BRAGG
Joyce Louise Donalda Bragg (née Daw), of R.R. 4, Kincardine, died peacefully at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, in her 72nd year. 
She was born Aug. 27, 1935 in Teeswater.

Beloved wife of Bernie Bragg. Dear mother of Stan (Sally) Bragg, of Southampton; and Susan Bragg (Jay Olesen), of Oshawa. Also survived by daughter‑in‑law Susan Bragg, of Bracebridge. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Adam, Tyler, Trevor, Joshua, Courtney, Kieran, Coral Rose, Zac and Jessica. 

Loved sister of Ivan (Eleanor) Daw, of Strathroy; Wilson (Frances) Daw, of Wingham; Claire (Joan) Daw, of Brussels; and May (Doug) Clare, of Oshawa. Also survived by sisters‑in‑law Edna (Gary) Ruttan, of Barrie; Phyllis (Walter) Pelley, and Audrey Bragg, all of Toronto.

Predeceased by her son Randy Bragg; brother‑in‑law George Bragg, sister‑in‑law Florence Penny; and parents, Frederick and Bessie (Willie) Daw. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, Aug. 27, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., from where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating.

Pallbearers were Adam, Tyler, Trevor and Joshua Bragg; Zac Carson and Jay Olesen.
Flower bearers were Courtney Bragg, Coral Rose Carson and Jessica Bragg.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #183 Kincardine service was held on Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  

Interment Culross‑Teeswater Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ripley Horticultural Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

EVELYN BRAY
Evelyn Elizabeth Bray (née Parr), of Brussels, passed away at Huronlea Home for the Aged, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007. Born in Grey Township on Nov. 2, 1922, Evelyn was in her 85th year.
Beloved wife of the late Glen Bray. Dear mother of Jean Fischer and husband Robert, of Kincardine; Murray Bray and wife Gladys, of R.R. 2, Bluevale; and Ruth Hutton and Larry Wight, of R.R. 5, Mitchell.

Dear sister of Bernice MacFarlane, of Brussels. Dear grandmother of Sandra Fischer and Jeff Scott, of Kincardine; Sherry Fischer, of Owen Sound; Tracey Fischer, of London; Steven and Michele Bray, of Cambridge; Paul and Ruthann Bray, of Port Elgin; Brian and Amy Bray, of Listowel; Kevin Hutton and Tracey, of Kitchener; Todd and Samantha Hutton, of Elmira; and Kim and Darcy Herrfort, of Palmerston.

Also missed by her 15 great grandchildren, as well as by sisters-in-law Priscilla Bray and Helen Bray.

Predeceased by her sisters Berva Warwick and Eva Wright; and son-in-law David Hutton.
Friends were received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service, which was conducted at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., with Sandra Cable officiating.

Carrying floral tributes were Kim Herrfort, Sandra Fischer and Tracey Fischer.
Pallbearers were Steven Bray, Paul Bray, Brian Bray, Kevin Hutton, Todd Hutton and Darcy Herrfort.
Interment Brussels Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations were made to the Huronlea Auxiliary, Brussels United Church or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com.
 

RUBY McCLENAGHAN
Ruby Hattie McClenaghan (née Knowles), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, in her 93rd year.
Born Jan. 9, 1915, in Wapella, Saskatchewan.

Dear mother of Beatrice (Guy) Gosselin, of Waterloo; and Eldon McClenaghan (Harriet Van Bavel), of Kingston. Loving grandmother of Ben and Joey Gosselin, and Ruby and Colin McClenaghan.
Sadly missed by brother Ross Knowles, of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

Predeceased by her husband Rev. Clarence McClenaghan; sisters Olive Goudie, Audrey Powell and Thelma McDonald; as well as brothers Ivan, Henry and Jack Knowles; and parents John Knowles and Ellen Moore.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Don Harry officiated.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Donations to the Kincardine United Church or the Trillium Court Residents Fund were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

WILDA THOMPSON
Wilda Annetta Thompson (née Dore), beloved wife of the late Harvey Thompson and formerly of Huron Township, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at age 84.
Wilda was born in Kincardine Township on Sept. 24, 1922, to the late Alonzo Claude Dore and Annetta Catherine Stewart. On June 19, 1943, she married Harvey Thompson.

Survived by her children: Donald Thompson, Huron Township; Bob Thompson (Judy), Huron Township; Joan Locke (Carman), South Porcupine; Wray Thompson (Linda), Mississauga; as well as seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Also survived by siblings Merle Rhody, R.R. 1, Holyrood; Stuart Dore, Walkerton; Cecil Dore, Chesley; and Claude Dore, R.R. 3, Holyrood.

Predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Donald Dore.
A memorial service will be held at the Bervie United Church on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Diane Dier officiating.
Interment Ripley Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Condolences and portrait on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

 

 



August 22, 2007

JOHN FORRESTER
John Robert Forrester, of Kincardine, died suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at the age of 18 years. 

Beloved son of Harry and Nam Forrester. Dear brother of Tammy (Jim) Forrester, of Palmerston; Tracy Forrester (Roy McMahon), of Dundalk; Jeremy (April) Forrester, of Palmerston; Asa Forrester, and Sueme Forrester, both of Kincardine.  

Loved grandson of Helen and Eric Farnell, of Welland, and Pat Forrester, of Niagara Falls. Sadly missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. 
Predeceased by his grandfather John Forrester. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. at the Kincardine Pentecostal Church, on Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, with Rev. Ray Luinstra officiating. 

Pallbearers were Evan Dyer, Mike Elliott, Dan Wolfe, Cole Payette, Derek Regier, Kevin Garlough, Sam Bisson and Shawn MacIntosh.

Flowerbearers were Melissa Hedley, Melissa Elphick, Whitney Coulter, Joe Colling, Jen Liska, Kody Dundas, Ben Larsen, Cody Mackay, Mel Cannon, Jesse Erlica, Syd Brown, Carlee Long, Saundra Johnston and Shanyn Rix.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Children's Wish Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

DOROTHY OSBORNE
It is with great love and sadness that the family announces the passing of Dorothy Jean Osborne (née McKenzie) on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at London, Victoria Hospital's Critical Care Trauma Centre, at 73 years of age.

Dorothy died with her husband and best friend of 52 years, Eric; and her children David, Karen and daughter‑in‑law Heather by her side, after a sudden but aggressive illness.

Dorothy was the proud Nana of Christopher and Corey (Julia McGarr) Osborne; Jason, Cody and Daniel Garnett; and special Grandma to Michael (Erin Vander Mullen) Husnik, Carla (Adam) Brookes and dotting Great‑Grandma to Angelus Brookes.

She was deeply loved by her sister Grace Campbell (Neil), sister Lillian Rae, brother Donald McKenzie (Helen) and brother‑in‑law Keith Osborne (Lil‑Jean), and will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Dorothy was predeceased by her father and mother, John and Charlotte (McLeod) McKenzie; and brothers‑in‑law Roxy Rae and Floyd Osborne.

Dorothy and Eric saw much of the world following her retirement in 1993, until their last trip to Spain in 2001 when she fell ill. She struggled with health issues which kept them closer to home for the last five years. She is remembered as an avid lawn bowler and shuffleboard player, also enjoying her crafts, puzzles and (much to the delight of her grandchildren) hand-held video games until her eyesight failed her.

Dorothy's family wish to give a special thank you to the dedicated staff at Victoria Hospital's Critical Care Trauma Centre, especially the nurses who attended to her care in 3D. In addition, they thank the staff at Kincardine, Walkerton and Owen Sound hospitals, and the air flight ambulance who supported her at the beginning of her final illness.

A celebration of Dorothy's life was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 with Rev. Candice Harvey officiating. 

Pallbearers were Michael Husnick, Christopher and Corey Osborne, Jason, Cody and Daniel Garnett.
Flowerbearer was Carla Brookes. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Donations to Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the London Health Sciences Foundation ‑ Victoria Hospital Critical Care Trauma Centre were gratefully accepted as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklater funeralhome.com.

 


August 15

KELLY DUFF
Kelly Victor Duff passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, at the age of 46.

Beloved son of Terry and Mary Duff, of Kincardine.

Cherished brother of Terry Jr., and his wife Linda, of Toronto; and Raymond, and his wife Gwen, of Oshawa.

Kelly will be fondly remembered by his family, friends and neighbours.
Interment Thornton Cemetery, Oshawa.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated.

 

BETTY HIGNETT
Betty Hignett (née Ellenor), of Kincardine, died at the Grey Bruce Health Services‑Owen Sound on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, in her 63rd year. 

Beloved wife of Ian Hignett. Dear mother of Katrina Hignett, of Kincardine; and Kyle (Sheri) Hignett, of Orangeville. 

Loving sister of Norma Ellenor, of London; Edna (Murray) Hyatt, of Oil Springs; Edith (Glen) Rogers and Hubert (Betty) Ellenor,  all of Brigden; Leona Ellenor and Sheila Pelkey, both of London; Bob (Darlene) Ellenor, of Kincardine; and Janet (Mike) Furewycz, of London. 

Predeceased by her parents Milton and Florence (Horner) Ellenor;  sister Gladys Bourque; and brother‑in‑law Roland Bourque. 

The funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, with Major Grace Young officiating. 

Pallbearers were Peter, Colin, and Bob Hignett; Keith Drake, Jane Davidson and Ed Nowakowski. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Grey Bruce Health Services‑Owen Sound were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

NORMA HUMPHREY
Norma Humphrey (McMurchy), of Kincardine and formerly of Huron Township, died at Trillium Court, Kincardine on Aug. 10, 2007, in her 82nd year.

She was born Sept. 21, 1925, middle daughter of Helen Farrell and John McMurchy.

Norma graduated in 1947 as a registered nurse at Victoria Hospital, London. In 1949, she married Cecil Humphrey and lived on a farm on the second concession of Huron Township. There were lots of calls from the Kincardine Hospital to do "special duty" nursing. Later she worked at the Thompson Nursing Home, Ripley; the Goderich Psychiatric Hospital; and Pinecrest Nursing Home, Lucknow. She was active in her community with the Pine River United Church, the Women's Institute, the Christian Women's Group and the Huron Lakeshore Friendship Club.

Norma suffered for years with cancer and accepted her illness with grace and strength, always showing concern for others.

Norma's husband Cecil passed away July 5, 2007.

She is survived by her children: Brenda Hutton, of London; Marsha and Stephen Stark, of London; and Mark and Ursula Humphrey, of Toronto. She will be greatly missed by her five grandchildren: Brooke and Ben Hutton; Enrique, David and Afrodita Gonzalez; as well as by six great grandchildren and her sisters Margaret Ferguson, of Huron Township; and Audrey and Lester Ferguson, of Kincardine.

Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service at the Pine River United Church was conducted by Rev. Dennis Cluley on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at 1:30 p.m.

Pallbearers were Antonio Andrade, Ben Hutton, Doug Eadie, Kevin Ferguson, Paul Courtney and Stephen Stark.

Flower bearers were Brooke Hutton, Afrodita Gonzalez, Ester Gueverra, David Gonzalez, Carlos Beltran and Jorge Chavez.

Interment Lurgan Cemetery.
Donations to the Kincardine Hospital, Pine River United Church, VON Palliative Care or the Stephen Lewis Foundation were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Special thanks to Dr. Taylor, the VON nurses, Trillium Court staff and special friend Rose Lootsma, VON palliative care volunteer.
Portrait and condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

LAUREL MILLARD
Laurel Catherine Millard (née Phair), of Whitby and formerly of Kincardine, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2007.

Beloved wife of Charles and loving mother of Robert, Lindsay and Hayley. Much loved daughter of Thomas and Catherine Phair and daughter‑in‑law of Kay and Walter Millard. Wonderful sister of  Paul and Janis Phair, Beth Medhurst, Tyrone and Jennifer Phair, and Robert and Odette Millard. 
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

Donations in remembrance of Laurel to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcomed.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z5, 519-396‑2701. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

PAULINE PARKHILL
Pauline Gladys Parkhill (née Latimore), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2007, in her 83rd year. 

Dear mother of Jane (Norman) Caron, of Kincardine; Jim (Linda) Parkhill, of Niagara Falls; and Ruth (Bob) McFarlane, of Kincardine. 

Loving grandmother of Paul and Troy Caron; Aaron, Corrie, and Lindsay Parkhill; Matthew McFarlane (fiancée Erin Neabel); and Adam McFarlane. 

Predeceased by her husband Donald Parkhill. 

The funeral service was held at Kincardine Baptist Church on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, with Rev. Dr. George Scott and Kenneth Craig officiating. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Donations to Gideon Bibles were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z5, 519-396‑2701. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

GRACE VELTKAMP
Grace Veltkamp (née Bootsman), of Kincardine, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Monday, July 30, 2007, in her 70th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Arend Veltkamp Sr. 

Dear mother of Harry, of R.R. 2, Kincardine; Gary, of Kincardine; Arend (Lynda), and Wayne (Sandi), all of Kitchener. Special grandmother of Sarah, Christina, Joshua, Kandice (Chris) and Krystal (Adrian), and great‑grandmother of Keira.

Also survived by two sisters and two brothers. 

Predeceased by one sister. 
Grace will be sadly missed by her wide circle of family and friends.

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service was held on Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


August 1


JAMES RAY CROUCHMAN


James "Jim" Ray Couchman of Kincardine died Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at the Grey Bruce Health Services-Owen Sound. He was in his 54th year.

Mr. Crouchman, owned and operated Windows Plus, a window, door and siding company which he started in 1989.

He was a long-time coach and executive member of Kincardine minor soccer and a minor hockey coach.

Mr. Crouchman and Luis Posadas coached select minor soccer teams for a number of years in Kincardine.

"He dedicated his life to his family, his business and soccer," said Mr. Posadas. "He will be greatly missed."

Judy Hannivan, also active in minor soccer, said Mr. Crouchman coached his three girls. He was quiet, but always joked around with the players. He was a great coach, always positive with the the kids, she said.

He has been the treasurer of Kincardine minor soccer for the past 10 years.

He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Born Jan. 13, 1954 in Toronto, he was the son of Donald and Emily (Bonk) Crouchman.

Mr. Crouchman is survived by his wife Daphne (Labine) Crouchman; daughters Jennifer, Nicole and Kayla; brother Don Crouchman of Stayner; sister Sandy (Cliff) Lester of Toronto; his mother Emily of Toronto; sisters-in-law Cheryl (Stan) Homuth of Ottawa, Zanda (Scott) Nicholson of KIncardine and Corleen (Bob) Tighe of Ottawa; brother-in-law Kerry (Phyllis) Labine of Ottawa; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fadelis and Ricelle Labine of Deep River; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Donald and brother John Crouchman.

Visitation was at the Davey-Linklater funeral Home, Kincardine, on Friday, July 27.

The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Anthony's of Padua Church on Saturday, July 28 with Rev. Father Don Wilhelm officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Crouchman Girls' Trust fund (cheques payable to Daphne Crouchman - in trust) or the Knights of Columbus Local Charities.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

RETA GOTTSCHALK

Reta May Gottschalk (née MacKinnon), of Kincardine, died peacefully at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, in her 90th year. 

Born May 29, 1918, to John MacKinnon and Isabel Scott.

Beloved wife of the late Wilbur Gottschalk. Dear mother of Bill (Shirley) Gottschalk, of Stratford; Joyce Rice, of Kincardine; Jean (Ed) Woods, of Bruce Township; and Brenda (Ted) Reid, of Kincardine. 

Loved grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 21 great‑ grandchildren. Sadly missed by her sister Irene Manners, of Kincardine Township. 

Predeceased by five brothers and three sisters. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, July 30, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 31, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Wendy Lampman officiating. 

Interment Tiverton Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or Knox Presbyterian Church ‑ Tiverton were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

SARAH "SADIE" HOLLANDS
Sarah "Sadie" Margaret Hollands (née Harron), of Kincardine, died at Southampton Care Centre, on Friday, July 27, 2007, in her 92nd year. 

Born July 16, 1916 in Arran Township.

Beloved wife of the late Albert Hollands. Dear mother of Harry Hollands, of R.R. 1, Kincardine; and Glen (Tammy) Hollands, of Kincardine. 

Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and three great‑grandchildren. Loved sister of Winnifred Fraser, of Kincardine; and George (Ethel) Harron, also of Kincardine.

Predeceased by parents John Harran and Ada Cruickshank, as well as brothers Emerson, Gerald and Lorne. 

Sadie taught in many one-room schools in the area, and finished her career at KTTPS.

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2007. The funeral service was held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine, on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating. 

Pallbearers were Jack Harron, Ron Garland, Dale Orr, Bob Harron, Jason Doyle and Bruce Harron.
Flower bearers were Marlene Thompson and Lorna Givens.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Anglican Church of the Messiah (General Funds) were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

MEL SAUDER

Mel Sauder, of Inverhuron, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Friday, July 27, 2007, in his 77th year.  Born Sept. 22, 1930, in Woolwich Township to Benjamin Sauder and Rosanna Martin.

Beloved husband of Dianna Sauder (née Lucier). Dear father of Brenda Sauder (J.C. Sturgeon), of Etobicoke; Gary Sauder Sr., of Huron Park; Sherry Davis (Jorgen Ohlsson), of St. Catharines; Steven Sauder, of Toronto; and David (Rebecca) Sauder, of Barrie.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren: Gary Jr., Colin, Emmerton, Matthew, Noah, Graham and Amy. Loved brother of Wesley (Luella), of St. Jacobs; Stanley (Dorothy), of Kitchener; Harvey, of Cambridge; Maurice (Mabel), of Kitchener; Miriam (Alvin) Wagler, of Milverton; and Joanna Ropp, of Tavistock. 

Also survived by brothers‑in‑law, Danny (Grace) Lucier, of Windsor; and Lionel Lucier of Chatham; and sisters‑in‑law Marlene Lucier, of Windsor; and Louise Lucier, of Tiverton. 

Predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Rosanna (Martin) Sauder; brothers‑in‑law Delton Holst and Alfred Ropp; and sister‑in‑law Hazel Sauder. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, July 30, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Don Harry officiating.

Pallbearers were Jim Mittelholtz, Michael Christopher, Bill Arnold, Dieter Burger, Dennis Flavell and Dan Cameron.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kincardine Hospital were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 


July 18

BARBARA APPLETON
Barbara Appleton (née Funston) of R.R. 1, Kincardine, died peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑ Kincardine, at 60 years of age. 

She will be fondly missed by husband Gordon Appleton; son Jeffrey (Kimberly) Appleton, of London; daughter Brandice (Tim) Knapp, of Burlington; grandson Nathaniel Appleton; and sisters Carolyn (Lynn) Shewfelt, of Lucan; and Joyce (Dave) Walsh, of Kincardine.  Predeceased by her parents Carl and Gladys Funston.  

Visitation will be held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, from 2‑4 p.m. and 7‑9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Pine River United Church on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at 12 p.m., with Rev. Bob Putman officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Pine River Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

She remains in our hearts, always.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.
 

EUNICE FARRELL
Eunice Isabelle Farrell (née Smith), of Kincardine, died at Trillium Court on Saturday, July 14, 2007, in her 87th year.

Dear mother of Paul (Phyllis) Farrell, of Stratford, P.E.I.; and Pam (Bob) Cornelius, of Newmarket. 
Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Lauren, David and Jane Cornelius; Michael, Janice and Martha Farrell. Sadly missed by sister Jean Dent and brother John (Alberta) Smith, all of Tiverton. 
Predeceased by her husband Murray Farrell; sister Christina Scott; and brothers‑in‑law Bob Scott and Alan Dent. 

The funeral service was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on  Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bob Putman officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

EILEEN NEEDHAM
Eileen Needham (née Howarth), of R.R. 1, Kincardine and formerly of Kitchener, died at her residence on Thursday, July 12, 2007, in her 64th year. 

Beloved wife of Roland Needham. Dear mother of Chris (Ann) Needham, of Drumbo; Jayne Barwell (Victor Malangyaon), of Kitchener; John Needham (Faye Batista), of Cambridge; and Matt Needham (Crystal Newman), of Kincardine. Loving grandmother of Remington, Dillon, Jessica and Leyna. 
Predeceased by her parents John and Irene Howarth, and her step‑mother Gladys Howarth. 
The funeral was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Saturday, July 14, 2007, with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital or the V.O.N. Grey‑Bruce were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

WINNIE STANLEY
Winnie Stanley, of Kincardine, died at her residence on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in her 78th year.
Dear mother of Lynda Stanley, of Kitchener; Susie Kokan, of Kincardine; and Trudy (Les) Kempers, of Port Elgin.

Loving grandmother of Tracy (Paul) Robinson, of Bervie; Trevor Henderson, of Ripley; and Zoe Anna Kokan, of Port Dover. Lovingly remembered by great grandchildren Maggie and Graeme Robinson. She will be sadly missed by many friends and neighbours.

Predeceased by her husband Leland Stanley, and a grandson Joel Joseph Kokan.
Visitation was held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine, on Friday, July 6, 2007, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


July 11

PHYLLIS BAKER
Phyllis Baker passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2007, at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, at the age of 65.

Phyllis was the beloved daughter of Bert and Evelyn Irwin.

Loving mother of Robin and wife Maggie, Roger and wife Terri, and Bev and husband Todd.
Cherished grandmother of Mike, Rochelle, Derrick, Chris and Tamara, and special friend of Andy Watson. Also survived by brother Doug Irwin and sister Sheila MacDonald as well as nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by son Richard Baker.

A celebration of Phyllis' life was held on Friday, June 22, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Collingwood.

There will be a memorial service in Ripley at a later date.

Donations in memory of Phyllis can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Georgian Triangle.

 

JOHN EVANS
John Francis Evans, of Kincardine, died at Grey Bruce Health Services ‑ Owen Sound, on Friday June 29, 2007, in his 82nd year.  Born July 16, 1925, in Kincardine Township.

Beloved husband of the late Wanda (née Thompson). Dear brother‑in‑law of Jim Thompson of R.R. 2, Holyrood. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by his parents, Francis and Julia (McKinnon) Evans; and sisters Cathy Ostrowski, Sarah Creech and Marjorie Bonnett.  Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. at Kincardine United Church, on Wednesday, July 4, 2007, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 
Pallbearers were Lin Hewitt, Ron Bonnett, Norman Robson, Wayne McLean, Dane Griffith and Pat Dunn.

Flowerbearers were Debbie Wylds, Brenda McLean and Mark Hewitt.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.co m.

CECIL HUMPHREY
Cecil Humphrey, a Second World War veteran, of Trillium Court, Kincardine and formerly of Huron Township, died at his residence on July 5, 2007, in his 89th year.

He was born on June 24, 1919, in Huron Township, the second youngest son of Henrietta Francey and Herbert Humphrey. He worked on the farm until joining the army in 1942, and served overseas until 1945. After the war, he bought his father's dairy farm. In May, 1949, he married Norma McMurchy.

He was active in the Pine River United Church, Pine River Cheese Co-operative and the Canadian Legion. He enjoyed travelling and spent several winters in Florida. Retiring from farming at the age of 71, he sold the Humphrey homestead to his son Mark.

He and his wife Norma lived in Point Clark for 30 years and then moved to Trillium Court, Kincardine, for his final year. Until his death, he read the daily newspaper and watched TV news and was always able to discuss current events and business dealings.

He is survived by his wife Norma; children Brenda Hutton, of London; Marsha and Stephen Stark, of London; and Mark and Ursula Humphrey of Toronto. Also greatly missed by grandchildren: Brooke (Antonio) and Ben Hutton; Enrique, David and Afrodite Gonzalez; five great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Margaret Ferguson, of Huron Township; and Audrey and Lester Ferguson, of Kincardine.

Predeceased by brothers Arthur, Morris and Douglas; and sister Evelyn Irwin.
Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Sunday, July 8, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with a Legion service at 6:45 p.m. The funeral was held from the chapel on Monday, July 9, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. with Revs. Bob Putman and Carol Ferguson officiating.
Pallbearers were Kevin and Wayne Ferguson, Ben Hutton, Ian Courtney, Stephen Stark and David Gonzalez.

Interment Lurgan Cemetery.
Donations to the Ripley Legion Branch 440 or the Salvation Army were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

NELLY IRELAND
Nelly Eileen Ireland (née Buckingham) died at Willoughby Manor, Niagara Falls, on May 31, 2007.
Predeceased by her parents, Fred Buckingham (1943) and Alice Buckingham (1970); brother Ralph (Goldie) Buckingham (1983); and husband Harry (1996).

She leaves her son Stephen Ireland (Sally Holton), of Toronto; daughter Elaine Taylor (Rod Taylor), of Smithers, B.C.; as well as four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Nelly was raised in Kincardine, living at 559 Queen Street (now the Baptist Church manse), one of several residences her father built in that area. She taught grades five and six until 1940, when she married William Henry (Harry) Ireland. They lived in Toronto, Vancouver and Kamloops, B.C., during the war and later in Guelph, New Hamburg and Niagara Falls - Harry's postings with the Royal Bank. However, her heart was always in Kincardine.

Although unable to travel in recent years, she kept in touch through her sister-in-law Gwen Buckingham, cousins Dalton Wardell and Cliff Buckingham, lifelong friend Agnes Johnston and the Kincardine Independent.

She was a supporter of the Paddy Walker Heritage Society, and took great interest in the rehabilitation of the pavilion, where she danced away many wonderful evenings in the 1930s.
The funeral was held on June 6, 2007, followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls.

WAYNE SWANTON
Wayne Swanton, of Mildmay, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Walkerton, on Sunday, July 1, 2007, in his 68th year.

Beloved husband of Janice (Fischer) Swanton, of Mildmay. Dear father of Suzanne and Lynne, of Guelph; Gabrielle and David, of Dundas; Jill and Mark, of Waterloo; Derek and Sharon, of Toronto; and Jess and Matt, of Hamilton.

Loving grandfather of Madeline, Robert, Jarin, Ben and Sam. Fondly remembered by his sister Laura Lee Cayley and her husband Gordon, of Lucknow; and his mother-in-law Grace Fischer, of Walkerton.

Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Marilyn Swanton, and his brother Richard.
Wayne was a teacher, principal, Rotarian, referee and an all-out sports enthusiast.

Visitation was held at the Greg Roberts Funeral Home, Mildmay, on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Wayne's life was conducted by Rev. Ed Bastian on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mildmay-Carrick Public School.

Donations to the Bruce Grey Public Education Foundation (Outdoor Education Centre), Mildmay Recreation or the Walkerton and District Health Service Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


July 4

DOLLY HOTCHKISS

Dolly (Grabove) Hotchkiss of Kincardine died at Trillium Court on Saturday, June 30, 2007. She was in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of Bill Hotchkiss. Dear mother of Shane Hotchkiss of Kincardine and Lisa (Fadi) Adileh of St. Petersburg, Florida.  Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Aidan and Sophie Hotchkiss.  Loving sister of George (Jeane) Grabove, Sophie Jackson, Mary (Don) Campbell, all of Sarnia, and Lilly (Bob) See of Romeo, Michigan. Also survived by a sister-in-law, Laura Grabove of Fenwick.
Predeceased by brothers Alec and Bill Grabove.

Visitation will be held at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, July 4, 2007, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Janet Sinclair officiating.

Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or World Vision would be accepted as expressions of sympathy.  

Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

ANNIE SCHWASS

Annie Schwass (Smith) died peacefully at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, with family at her side, on Monday, June 25, 2007, in her 96th year. 

Predeceased by her husband Stanley (1959), as well as a sister and nine brothers.

Dear mother of Jim (Marlene) Swass, of Petrolia; and Elizabeth Ann (Murray) Neable, of London. Survived by six grandchildren: Sherry (Tom) Dadswell, of Petrolia; Brenda (Pete) Sambell, of Corunna; Kim (Brian) Swass, of Sarnia; Ken Swass, of Petrolia; Bob (Leslie) Neable, of California; Murray (Pauline) Neable, of London.

Also survived by eight great‑grandchildren, and two sisters‑in‑law: Louise Campbell, of London; and Edith Smith, of Kincardine.  

A memorial service will be held at Tiverton Cemetery at a later date. 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. 

A special thank you to all the staff at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home. 

Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road, London ON, 519‑451‑9350. On-line condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Annie Schwass.


June 27

CHARLIE "CHAS" GIDDEN
June 21, 1952 - June 21, 2007

It is with great sadness and love that we announce the sudden passing of Charlie. Our sadness is tempered by the knowledge that he is with many loved ones and beloved pets.

He is survived by his partner Nanci MacDonald and her family, his brother Carl, sister-in-law Laura, nephew Chris, niece Kayla, uncle Ken and wife Diane, uncle Alf and aunts Velma and Mona, as well as cousins and many, many dear friends.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Charlie's life will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. at their home.

Charlie was an organ donor and it is fitting that on his birthday he has been able to give the gift of life to others.

Expressions of sympathy would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 519-672-0459, or on-line at www.londoncremation.com. Charlie's favourite charities are the OSPCA and the Ontario Wildlife Foundation.

 

FREDA JACOB

E. Freda Jacob (née Gallop), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre ‑ Kincardine, on Thursday, June 21, 2007, in her 88th year.

Beloved mother of Joyce (Rick) Greenaway, of Sebringville; John Jacob, of Red Water, Alberta; Richard (Pia) Jacob, of Red Water, Alberta; and Stephen (Colleen) Jacob, of Kincardine.

Cherished grandmother of Don Greenaway. Loved sister of Eric Gallop and sister‑in‑law of Christine Hutton, both of England. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by a grandson, Brian Greenaway and a sister‑in‑law Cath Gallop.

Freda was born and raised in England, going out to work in domestic service from 14 years of age up unto her entry into the Armed Forces during World War II.

Freda was married on Jan. 22, 1947 having her four children before immigrating to Canada in April, 1956, and coming to the Kincardine area that fall.

She was an active member in various organizations, including the Armow and Kincardine Women's Institute; 4-H clubs; St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Kingarf; Church of Messiah, Kincardine; Anglican church synod; Bruce County Historical Society; and Kincardine Horticultural Society, until her latter years.

Freda always had a keen interest in her family, reading, painting, gardening and the Anglican Church. She enjoyed sending and receiving notes and cards as well as talking, joking and reminiscing with family and friends. A family friend, Stu Russell, recalls Freda making the best meatloaf sandwiches and feeding more hungry teenagers than she had at home.

A memorial service will be held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine, on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.

Interment Church of the Messiah Memorial Garden.

Memorial donations to the Anglican Church of the Messiah, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5, 519‑396‑2701.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

WILLIAM (BILL) OLTMAN

1921-2007

William (Bill) Oltman, 86, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2007, in Barrie, Ontario.
Emigrating from Germany in 1954, he was proud to become a Canadian citizen and considered Ontario his home. He resided in Waterloo, Kincardine and Barrie.

Remembering the help that others had extended to him and his family during the first difficult years as an immigrant family, he remained dedicated to community service. He was a Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Goderich Rotary Club and charter president of the Kincardine Rotary Club.

Bill was well known for his progressive thinking in the area of nursing home care, and had served as president of the Ontario Nursing Home Association. He encouraged changes in legislation that resulted in improved building standards for nursing homes in Ontario. In Kincardine, Goderich and Southampton, Bill and his wife Charlotte (Lottie) built modern, innovative homes and/or renovated gracious period houses to a new standard to serve as nursing homes and seniors' residences.
Survived by his wife Rita and her children Ulrike (Grant), Henning (Karen), and their children Jennifer (Gary), Candice (Matt); his former wife Charlotte, children Heide, Mary (Allon), Ursula (Scott); granddaughter Cynthia (Don) and great grandchildren.

Bill now joins in spirit with Rita's grandson, Joshua, predeceased in 2006.

 

GERALD PLATTS

Gerald Francis Platts, of Ripley, died at the SBGHC - Kincardine, on June 20, 2007, in his 78th year.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1930, in Fort Mcleod, Alberta.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Platts.

Dear father of Marc and Sharon Platts, of Ajax. Papa of Mary, Robert and Matthew. Great Papa of Amanda, Devin and Joy.

Survived by brothers Stan, of Kelowna, B.C., and Ralph, of Alberta. Also greatly missed by friend Joan Finlayson and family, of Kincardine.

Predeceased by daughter Mona; sisters Ella and Mary; and brother Milton.

A graveside funeral was conducted at the Glendale Memorial Gardens, Etobicoke, on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at 11 a.m. with Rev. D. Strain officiating.

Gerry was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 440.

Donations to the Ripley Legion or a charity of choice were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley.
"May peace and comfort rise up to meet you dear Dad."
Portrait and condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
 

 

EDNA STANLEY

Edna Anna Mary Stanley (Farrell), beloved wife of the late T. Glen Stanley of Ripley, died at SBGHC - Kincardine on June 21, 2007, in her 84th year.

Born on July 24, 1923, in Huron Township to the late Gilbert and Bertha Farrell.

Dear mother of Richard (Nancy) Stanley, of B.C.; David (Jeannie) Stanley, of B.C.; and Anne (Mac) MacInnes, of Ripley. Loved by eight grandchildren: Katherine, Robert, David, Dixon, Dana, Michael, Alex and Derek.

Also survived by brother Robert (Helen) Farrell, of Sarnia; sisters-in-law Florence Farrell, Helen Smith, Edithe (Pete) Pederson; and brothers-in-law Russell (Patricia) Stanley, Norval Stanley and Lawrence (Lorraine) Stanley.

Predeceased by brother Lester Farrell, infant sister Elizabeth and in-laws Audrey and Wilfred Traher, Isobel Stanley and Lyle Smith.

Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel on Monday, June 25, 2007, at 1 p.m. with Rev. G. McFarlane officiating.

Pallbearers were Leonard and Gilbert Farrell, Allan Traher, Dixon Stanley and Rob and Dave MacInnes.

Flower bearers were Katherine MacInnes and Dana and Derek Stanley.
Interment Ripley Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Liver Association or St. Andrew's United Church were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.


June 20

MARGARET "GAIL" ESKRICK

Margaret "Gail" Eskrick (née Dawe), of R.R. #5, Kincardine died suddenly at the London Health Sciences Centre ‑ Victoria Hospital on Friday, June 15, 2007, in her 63rd year. 

Born May 22, 1945 in Oshawa, Ontario, Gail lived and worked in Oshawa until she moved to Kincardine Township in 1969. On March 8, 1969, she married Lloyd Eskrick of Kincardine Township and lived on the 9th Concession, until moving to the 7th Concession of Kincardine Township, until present. 

When first married, she worked for the Kincardine News, drove school bus for several years and now just completed 20 years of service with the Red Cross Community Health Services.
Beloved wife of Lloyd Eskrick. Dear mother of Lori Stanley of Lucknow. Cherished grandmother of Rachael and Nichole.

Sadly missed by her mother Ruth Dawe. Loved sister of Sharon (Don) Cheseboro, of Oshawa; Darlene (Eldon) Colpitts, of Whitby; Betty (Larry) Parker, of Glammis; and Dan (Mary) Dawe, of Port Elgin. Also survived by her sisters‑in‑law Betty (Harvey) Needham, of Kincardine; and Carolyn Hodgins, of Paisley; and brothers‑in‑law Burton (Betty) Eskrick and Kenneth (Lynda) Eskrick, all of Kincardine Township. Gail will be missed by all her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by her son Dale, in infancy; father Everett Dawe; sister‑in‑law Dorothy Letson; and father‑in‑law and mother‑in‑law Nelson and Alma Eskrick. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, June 18, 2007, from 2‑4 p.m. and 7‑9 p.m. The funeral was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gerald McFarlane officiating. 

Pallbearers were Gayle Haldenby, Larry Parker, Brad Parker, Harvey Needham, Norval McConnell and Dean McKee. Honourary pallbearers were Howard Siddon and Harold Lewis.
Flower bearers were Marlene Haldenby, Ann Darling, Heather Parker and Jan Evans.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Kincardine Hospital or London Health Sciences Centre‑Victoria Hospital (CCTC) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


MARGARET GENIK

Margaret Genik (McIver) passed away on June 16, 2007, in Warren, Michigan, at the age of 85.
She was born April 6, 1922, in Kincardine. 

She is survived by two daughters: Catherine and Mary; her sister Doris Graham; as well as several nieces and nephews.  

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Alex, on Feb. 19, 1989; and by two brothers (Norman and Ken) and one sister (Anna Rae).

As were her wishes, Margaret passed away in her own home with her daughters by her side. She will be  dearly missed by all.

A funeral service will take place in Michigan, with final interment in Kincardine Cemetery.


 

GLEN HARRIS

Glen Harris, formerly of Ripley, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at Restview Lodge, Clinton, at the age of 77.

He was born on Sept. 18, 1929, in Kincardine Township to the late Eldrid and Evelyn Harris.
Loved father of Glenda (Allen) Gardner, of Vanastra; Carol Fludder, of Ripley; and Holly (Terry) Gavine, of Oro Station. Also missed by six grandchildren: Aaron, Brandon, Tammy, Jason, Crystal and Alecia; three great grandchildren: Hayden, Amelia and Teigan; and sister Marion (Charles) Ellis, of Port Elgin.

Predeceased by brother Gordon.

Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Friday, June 15, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service from the chapel was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2007, with Marian Raynard officiating.

Flower bearers were grandchildren Tammy and Brandon.

Interment Ripley Cemetery.

Donations made to the Samaritan's Purse or the Make-a-Wish Foundation were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.


MARGARET MUNRO

Margaret Munro (née Mitchell), of Kincardine, died at the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich, on Friday, June 15, 2007, in her 87th year. 

Born May 5, 1921 in Paisley, Ontario.

Beloved wife of the late Ian Munro. Dear mother of Gail Munro of Edmonton, Alberta. 
Also survived by a son‑in‑law Don MacPherson, of Kincardine; and brother‑in‑law Howard Munro, of Kincardine. 

Predeceased by her daughter Joan Munro, and by her sister Isabel Parr. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, June 18, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 

Pallbearers were John Farrell, Jeff MacPherson, Jason MacPherson and Gord Parr.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


ROBERT THOMPSON

Robert (Bob) Thompson, of Ripley, died suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at the age of 62.

He was born in Kincardine Township on Nov. 21, 1944, to the late Dr. Wheaton and Lillian Thompson.
Dear father of Trevor and Stacy Thompson, of Puslinch, and loving grandpa of Portia. Also survived by siblings Don (Ann) Thompson, of Exeter; Dale (Shirley) Thompson, of Lion's Head; June Marie (Rick) Smith, of London; and Leon (Lloyd) Russell, of Newmarket.

Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Friday, June 15, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service from the chapel was held on Saturday, June 16, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Bob Putman officiating. Eulogies were given by son Trevor and sister June Marie.

Honourary pallbearers were Murray Thompson, Ken Thompson, Keith Thompson, Courtney Liddle and brothers Dale and Don Thompson.

Interment Ripley Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.


June 13

CAELYN MURRAY

Caelyn Lucille Murray, cherished daughter of Sherry and Stephen Murray, of Kincardine, was taken to be with God at her birth on Tuesday, June 5, 2007.

Caelyn will be lovingly remembered by her grandparents, Brian and Vicki Shepperd, and David and Ruth Murray, all of Owen Sound; and by her great grandparents Bruce Shepperd, of Meaford; Verna Irvine, of Owen Sound; and Lomer and Dorothy Lauzon, of Windsor. Caelyn will be surely missed by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private family service of committal and interment, officiated by Rev. Ted Creen, was conducted at Lakeside Cemetery in Meaford on Friday, June 8, 2007, where Caelyn was interred beside her great grandma Lucille Shepperd, who predeceased her in 2001.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the St. Joseph Foundation - Neo Natal Unit would be appreciated in recognition of the compassion and care extended there. Donations may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9, 519-538-1320, to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

JUDY STORGARD

Judy Storgard died May 19, 2007, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

She was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Ruby, Ontario, the fourth child of Tomas Dwyer and Elmira Finucane. She was raised on the family farm near Killaloe, Ont.

In 1949, in Kingston, Ont., she met and married John (Jack) Storgard, of Alticane, Sask., while he was stationed there. She spent the remainder of her years in "Big Sky" country, where they raised three children.

Judy was predeceased by her husband Jack on May 12, 1970; and her only son Carter, on July 1, 2002.

She is survived by two daughters: Lorna (John) Parsons, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Judy (Bob) Thompson, Ripley, Ontario; as well as eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
As were her wishes, Mom passed away in her own home with her daughters by her side.

Last night we held our Mother's hands,
And said a little prayer,
That God would grant her restful sleep,
And keep her in His care.
And as we sat, by her side,
She smiled gratefully,
For the night is long and lonely
When you're nearing eighty-three.
As she left, we were comforted
As Mom would have us be,
That we will meet that sweet lady
In God's eternity.


June 6

LARRY GIBSON

Larry Wilfred Gibson, of Kincardine, died at his residence, on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the age of 57. 

Beloved husband of Maie (née Karner). Dear father of Randy (Jennifer) Gibson, of Kincardine; Jamie (Randy) Rumbold, of Kincardine; and Melissa Gibson (Mike Gouveia), of Toronto.

Loving grandfather of Cale and Caydence Gibson, and Rachel Rumbold. Lovingly remembered by brother‑in‑law Sam Navarolli, of Niagara Falls. Also sadly missed by his brothers‑in‑law, sisters‑in‑law and his nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister Gail Navarolli. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Sunday, June 3, 2007, from 2‑4 p.m. and 7‑9 p.m. The funeral service was held at the Kincardine United Church on Monday, June 4, 2007 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Peter Stopford officiating. 

Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

JEAN HAYES

Jean Hayes (née McDougall), of R.R. 1 Tiverton, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family, on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the age of 76 years.

Beloved wife of Sam Hayes.

Dear mother of Bill (Donna) Hayes, of Kinloss; Barb (Dave) Lippert, of Amherstburg; Gordon Hayes (Grace Worden), of Inverhuron; Kevin (Kerri) Hayes, of R.R. 2, Tiverton; and Sandra Hayes‑Teeple (Ron Teeple), of R.R. 2, Paisley. Predeceased by a daughter Beverly in infancy. She was a great mom, watching over us and accepting us for who we are.

Sadly missed by ten grandchildren: Rob, Sherri, Jeff, Chris, Cody, Corey, Keith, Brody, Dalton and Hayden, and three great‑grandchildren: Jazmine, Kylie and Josh. They will always remember their walks in the bush and their private talks, as she was always there to listen and give advice if required. She attended as many of their sports events as possible, and was ready to cheer them on no matter what their interests were. 

Also survived by six brothers‑in‑law: Russell MacKinnon; Earl, James, Burton, Alvery and Harold Hayes; and a sister‑in‑law: Marie Wonch. Predeceased by Nathanial, William John, Charles, Agnes Bushell, George, Beatrice Nivins, Nellie, Nelson and Alice Hayes.

Jean was born April 20, 1931, the eldest daughter of William and Emily McDougall. She had one sister, Wilda MacKinnon (Oct. 22, 1936 ‑ Dec. 5, 1998). Jean and Wilda were very loving sisters; two very special people that will be missed forever.

Sam and Jean were married on Sept. 24, 1949, and enjoyed so many great years together raising their children, farming, loving their grandchildren and great‑grandchildren, camping in their motor home and enjoying everyone's company whether they were family, friends or a new acquaintance. Everyone was special to Jean in their own way, and many people are blessed with her handy work, whether it is a quilt, afghan, craft or the book she spent many hours compiling The Hayes and Passmore History. Jean was also an active member of the Tiverton Lions Club, Tiverton Friendly Folk, and in the community; if she was required, she was there.

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Friday, June 1, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Wendy Lampman officiating.

Pallbearers were Rob Hayes, Richard Brindley, Jeff Lippert, Chris Forsyth, Cody Hayes and Ralph Nivins. 

Flower bearers were Dale and Paul MacKinnon, Sherri and Josh Brindley, Brody and Dalton Hayes, Hayden Teeple, Jazmine and Kylie Forsyth.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations were given to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Memories of Jean will live on in the hearts of her family and friends forever.

 

THOMAS STEVENSON

Thomas A. Stevenson, of R.R. 4, Kincardine, died at Victoria Hospital, London, on May 25, 2007, at the age of 67.

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 6, 1939, to the late Allison and William A. Stevenson.
Beloved husband of Margaret Stevenson (Smith). Dear father of Gregg (Alice) Stevenson, of Orangeville; Robin Stevenson, of Kincardine; and Debbie (Dave) Farrish, of New Hamburg.

Greatly missed by four grandchildren: William, Curtis, Meighan and Daniel; brother Alan Stevenson, and cousins Helen and Willie Lothian and Donald Stevenson, all of Scotland. Brother-in-law of Joan Smith, of Victoria Square; David (Linda) Smith, of Mississauga; Ann (Paul) Florence, of Port Perry; and Penny Smith, of Oakville.

Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral was conducted from St. Andrew's United Church, Ripley, on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Diane Dier officiating.

A tribute was given by daughter-in-law Alice Stevenson.

Pallbearers were sons Gregg and Robin, son-in-law Dave Farrish, grandsons William and Curtis Stevenson, and good friend Dave Lepper. Honourary pallbearers were Harry Ferrier, Ron Harkness, David Smith, Paul Florence, John Dahmer and Reg Crawford.

Flowerbearers were Daniel and Meighan Farrish, and Paige and Brianne Florence.

Interment Victoria Square Cemetery.

Donations to Ripley Minor Sports, the Canadian Celiac Association or a charity of choice were greatly appreciated.

Portrait and condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

RITA TUFFORD
Rita Alice (Antonow) Tufford, of Kincardine, always loving and always loved and a beautiful Mom was taken by God to her heavenly home on Thursday, May 31, 2007, in her 81st year.

Predeceased by her husband, Jack Tufford on April 29, 2007.

Her memory will forever enshrine in her children's hearts ‑  Saundra Willman, of Kitchener; Jackie Bere and companion Robert Simpson, of London; Paul and Debbie Tufford, of Cambridge; Evan Tufford, of Kincardine; Douglas and Debbie Tufford, of Brantford; Jane and Gord Booker, of Uxbridge; and Leah and Ted Monsma, of Bowmanville.

Much loved Grandma of 14 grandchildren and six special spouses, six great grandchildren and two additional great grandchildren to be born this year. Rita is survived by her sister-in-law Stephania Antonow.

She was predeceased by her sisters: Mary Snyder (Clifford), Helen Bloor (Gordon), Bernice Johannes; and brothers: Walter Antonow and Carl Antonow (Mildred).

Rita was a member of the Kincardine United Church and the Ripley Legion. Rita and Jack enjoyed many years as members of the Point Clark and Kincardine Seniors Clubs. She thoroughly enjoyed bowling and playing cards. Heartfelt thanks to Trillium Court and their staff and Pastor Judy Zarubick.  

A celebration of Rita's life was be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at the Kincardine United Church.
Cremation has taken place. Final interment Maitland Cemetery, Goderich.

In her memory, donations may be made to the Kincardine United Church, Ripley Legion or the Alzheimer Society.
Our greatest gift from God;
Returned to God ‑
Our Loving Mother.


May 30

WILLIAM "BILL" CATTON

William "Bill" Edward Catton, of Kincardine, died on Monday, May 14, 2007, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre ‑ Kincardine, in his 49th year. 

Born Oct. 11, 1958 in Arcola, Saskatchewan.

Dear father of Bill, Sam and Bradley. Beloved son of Bill and Dorothy (Antoine) Catton, of Carlisle. Sadly missed by his sister Brenda and her husband Steve Hanson, of Burlington; and by his nephews Carl Hanson (Melissa); Brian Hanson and his fiancée Jenn; and Alan Hanson and his wife Laurie. 

Bill formerly served with the R.C.M.P. from 1986‑1989 and was employed with Bruce Power since 1989. 

Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, May 17, 2007. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007, at the Kincardine United Church, with Rev. Don Harry officiating.

Pallbearers were Willie Battler, Adam Bell, Adam Burgess, Jim Coady, George Guerette, Melvin Joa and Stewart MacLeod. Honourary pallbearers were Jack O'Reilly and Arnold R. Crittenden.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


ELLI GRIMM

Elli Johanna Grimm, of Point Clark, died on Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow, in her 95th year.

She was born on April 21, 1913, in Chemnitz, Germany, to the late Herman and Sophia (Baier) Morgenstern.

Beloved wife of the late Heinz W. Grimm. Dear mother of Anitta Ullmann, of Germany; Elke Eastman of California; and Peter Grimm, of Point Clark. Also missed by four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as several friends and neighbours.

Predeceased by three brothers and one sister.

Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley.

Donations made to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


 

May 23

WILLIAM (BILL) KEMPTON
William (Bill) Colling Kempton, beloved husband of Janet Kempton (Campbell) of Point Clark, died at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Sunday, May 13, 2007, at the age of 73.

Born Sept. 21, 1933 at the Kincardine Hospital to the late Rena and Thomas Kempton.
Loving father of Dianne (Brad) Rotteau, Sandra (Al) Matheson, Linda (Rick) McQuillin, Tom (Pauline) Kempton, Mary (Steve) MacNay, and Helen (Brian) Van Osch.

Also greatly missed by twin sister Bette (Geoffe) Torrible, and 13 grandchildren: Amy Rotteau, Emily (Kevin) Dance, Kelly Matheson, Jeremy (Alexa) McQuillin, Amanda McQuillin, Daniel, Brent and Brooke Kempton, Candice and Michael McNay, and Jenna, Alex and Brett Van Osch.

Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was conducted from the Pine River United Church on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bob Putman officiating.

Special tributes were given by granddaughter Amy Rotteau, brother-in-law Geoffe Torrible and daughter Helen Van Osch.

Pallbearers were sons-in-law Brad Rotteau, Al Matheson, Rick McQuillin, Steve MacNay, Brian Van Osch and grandson-in-law Kevin Dance. Honourary pallbearers were Norm Liddle, Bob Johnston, Wayne Lowry, Ron Nicholson, Allan Irwin, John D. MacKay and Allan Colling.

All 13 grandchildren acted as flower bearers.

Interment Ripley Cemetery.

Donations made to the Alzheimer Society, Pine River United Church or the Ripley Lions Club were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
 


May 16

JEAN GOODWIN

May 11, 2007
After 21 years of silent struggles with cancer related problems, Jean's battle finally has ended.
The love and companionship of her family and many friends strengthened her throughout her life. She enjoyed the discoveries of travel which began as a child of a father who worked for the railroad. Throughout her life, Jean found joy in many varieties of music.

After retirement from counselling services at the University of Waterloo, she and her husband Don moved to Point Clark. Many winters in Arizona allowed her to experience the desert and thrills of exploring the mountains.

Prior to returning to live in Waterloo, she was an elder at Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine, as she previously was at St. Andrews in Kitchener. 

Jean will be deeply missed by her husband, Don; her children Peter (Liz and Tad Janik), Jim (Tracie Bell), Nancy Fitzgerald (Grant), her brother John Cruickshank (Colleen), and her many friends. 
Predeceased by her brother Jim (Marjory), and her parents Harold and Hazel Cruickshank.
In accordance with her wishes, Jean's eyes have been donated as a tissue gift for cornea transplantation and her body transferred to the Education Program in Anatomy at McMaster University.

A celebration of Jean's life will take place at a date to be announced later. 

In her memory, contributions may be made to the Grand River Cancer Centre.
Don't cry because it's over,
Smile because it happened.

 

"ALBERT" EARL TOUT

(Albert) Earl Tout, of Ripley, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in his 98th year.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1910, in Huron Township to the late Ellen (MacDonald) and Charles Tout.
Beloved husband for 63 years of Bertha Tout (Bolton). Loving father of Doug (Audrey) Tout, of Brantford; Marlene (Peter) Van Ryswyk, of Blackstock; Helen Petley, of Mitchell; and Murray (Faye) Tout, of Caesarea.

Greatly missed by three granddaughters, 10 step-grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Also survived by sisters-in-law Margaret (Elmer) Sleightholm, of Wingham; Etta Dickieson (Alex Smith), of Ripley; and Marie Bolton, of Walkerton; and brothers-in-law John Bolton, of Hanover; and Harvey (Bertha) Bolton, of Walkerton; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by his brother James Tout, son-in-law Ken Atkinson, and grandson Chris MacDonald.
Visitation was held from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was conducted from the chapel on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 2 p.m. with Marian Raynard officiating.

A special tribute was given by nephew Russell Bolton.

Pallbearers were David Sleightholm, Dennis Dewar, Darren Bolton, Jim Sleightholm, Greg Atkinson and Luke Van Ryswyk. Honourary pallbearers were Fred Henderson and Ken Farrell.

Danielle Tout, Laura Tout, Nicole Petley, Jolene Dewar, Jennifer Bolton, Brianna Dewar and Sarah Smitjes acted as flower bearers.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Ripley, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


 

May 9


WILLIAM "ROBERT" ADAIR
William "Robert" Adair, of Point Clark and formerly of Stratford, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Saturday May 5, 2007, in his 80th year. 

Beloved  husband of Jean (née Robinson). Dear father of Stephen (Deborah) Adair, of Thedford; William Adair, of Stratford; Tom Adair, of Point Clark; and Lynn Adair, of Stratford. 

Predeceased by a son, James. Also predeceased by a brother John Adair, and a sister Dorothy McNaughton.

Sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and two great‑grandchildren.  Survived by his sisters, Lillian (Arthur) Thorn, of Goderich; and Patricia (Ted) Davis, of Lynden; and sister‑in‑law, Pam Adair, of Coldwater. 

Private family arrangements entrusted to the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

ELDON WILLARD AVERY
Eldon Willard Avery, of Kincardine, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, in his 87th year.

Born January 9, 1921 in Kincardine Township to the late Willard and Margaret (McCormick) Avery.
Beloved husband of Marion (French, née Owens). Dear father of Andy French (Shirley Bieman), and Rick (Brenda) French, all of Kincardine.

Loving grandfather of Jim, Beth and Kate. Sadly missed by nephew Ken Bridge and his great nieces and nephews: Robin, Sandy, Brian and Rebecca.

Predeceased by his first wife Jessie (née McCharles), his brother Orland Avery, and sisters Evelyn Bridge and Merle Blackwell.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Wednesday, May 2, 2007, where the funeral was held on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 2 p.m. Rev. Susan Samuel officiated.
Honourary pallbearers were Angus McKay and John Matheson. Pallbearers were Sandy and Brian Bridge, Jim French, Gordon Brown, Jim Convay and Lloyd Young.

Flower bearers were Robin and Rebecca Bridge, and Kate and Beth French.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine, or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


CATHERINE GRACE HARTLEY
Catherine Grace Hartley (née Heron), of Kincardine, died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre‑Kincardine, on Sunday, May 6, 2007, in her 76th year. 

Born August 18, 1931, in Collingwood.

Beloved wife of the late George Vriese and the late John Hartley.  Dear mother of John (Carol) Vriese, of Caledon Village; Cathy (Dave) Edwards, of Tiverton; Liz (Jim) MacPherson, of Tiverton; Jane Hartley‑Quackenbush (Jason Quackenbush), of Strathroy; and Tim Hartley, of Mississauga. 
Cherished grandmother of Bailey and Jaris Edwards, Benjamin and Brittany MacPherson, and Emily Quackenbush. 

Sadly missed by her brother, Jim (Joan) Heron, of Port Sydney; and her sisters, Joan (Dave) Mazur, Mary Cain and Betty Ann Pearen, all of Collingwood; Alexina (Alan) Reid, of Stayner; and Carmen Nikal, of British Columbia. 

Predeceased by her parents James and Carmen (Cooper) and her brother‑in‑law, Ron Cain. 
Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 9, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.

Pallbearers were Dave Edwards, Jim MacPherson, Benjamin MacPherson, Jaris Edwards, Jason Quackenbush, and Steve Thoms.

Flowerbearers were Bailey Edwards and Brittany MacPherson.
Interment Exeter Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to Amnesty International or Kincardine and District Community Living will be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

CORA UNDERHILL
Cora June Underhill (née Mouritsen), of Kincardine, died peacefully with her family at her side at Grey Bruce Health Services‑Owen Sound, on Thursday, May 3, 2007, in her 78th year.  Born June 1, 1929, in Kinloss Township to the late Harry and Annie (Jensen) Mouritsen.
Beloved wife of the late Paul Underhill. 

Dear mother of Audrey Williams (Bryan Carey), of Port Elgin; Brian (Blythe Slemp) of Red Deer, Alberta; Donna (Bob) Judd, of Kincardine; Brenda (Larry) Fisher, of Kincardine; and Bruce (Eila Sawan) of Edmonton, Alberta. 

Predeceased by her son Harry Underhill, her brother Albert Mouritsen, and her daughter‑in‑law Yvonne Underhill. 

Sadly missed by thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great‑grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Wes (Norma) Mouritsen, of Chatham; sister‑in‑law Alda Mouritsen;  brother‑in‑law Carl (Dee) Underhill, of Lakefield; daughter‑in‑law Marion Underhill, of Southampton; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

She was Nanny and Mom to everyone, always caring and well liked by all whom she touched. She enjoyed doing her beautiful crafts and knitting. She was a great cook and enjoyed making meals for her family and friends. Her specialties were desserts, especially apple pie.

Her greatest passion was visiting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cora's door was always open for her children's friends and she had a big heart for everyone. She enjoyed family gatherings and going to the Saturday evening pipe bands in Kincardine. Her interests were lane bowling, lawn bowling and the CB Club.

Cora always worked hard to provide for her family. She will be sorely missed by all that she knew.Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Sunday, May 6, 2007, from where the funeral service was held on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 2 p.m., with Michelle Owens officiating.

Pallbearers were Don Atkinson, Greg Sharpe, Ted Reid, Michael Mouritsen, Bob Murrell and Dan Ronson.

Flowerbearers were Tim Collins, Darrell Williams, Nathan Fredette, Denis Fredette and Mark Osborne.

Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. 
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, or a charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

NEIL "BRUCE" McCALLUM
Neil "Bruce" McCallum, of Kincardine, died at Trillium Court, on Sunday, April 29, 2007, in his 89th year. 

Predeceased by his parents, Neil and Emily (Marshall) McCallum; brothers, John, Bert and Donald; and sister Mary Seymour.  Survived by his sister‑in‑law, Della McCallum, of Kincardine.  Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and their families.  Visitation was held at the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, at noon on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m., with Rev. Ray Luinstra officiating.  Interment Ripley Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.


May 2

JAMES HARTLEY MCCLURE

September, 16, 1972 - April 20, 2007

Suddenly and unexpectedly, at Mount Sinai Hospital, after complications from surgery and chemotherapy.

James was much loved, and will be greatly missed, by grandmothers Dorothy Hartley, Kincardine, Ont.; Beatrice McClure, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; parents Jim and D.Ann McClure, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; uncle and aunt, Jim and Deb Hartley, cousins John and Peter Hartley, London, Ont.; and by his many, many friends.

James was a "people person" who valued greatly his many friendships developed over the years from Ecole St. Ignace and Notre Dame des Ecoles, Sault Ste. Marie [1977-86], Upper Canada College, Toronto [1986-91], the University of Western Ontario, London [Honours BA, 1995], the University of Toronto [MBA, 1997] and from his working life.

James worked in Toronto's financial services industry for the past ten years, in different capacities. He was particularly proud to be associated with Walton International Group Inc., a company that he considered to be his "extended family." His most recent position was President, Walton Capital Management Inc.

Cremation has already taken place. A gathering will take place in Toronto in the near future, where many of James' friends and family will reminisce, laugh, cry, raise a glass and celebrate their good fortune in having known him.

Donations in James' memory can be made to the following: The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Ave., P.O. Box 20350, Stn Brm B, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 3R1, or the Algoma Residential Community Hospice, P.O. Box 22055, Cambrian Mall Postal Outlet, 44 Great Northern Rd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6B 6H4.


JAMES EDWARD PARSONS

James (Jim) Edward Parsons, of R.R. 1, Kincardine, died suddenly at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, in his 71st year.

Born November 13, 1936 in Caistor Centre, Ontario to the late Edward and Jean (Page) Parsons.
He worked for the Royal Bank, including Kincardine, for over 37 years. Jim was a member of the Probus Club, the Curling Club, the Badminton Club, the Kincardine Golf Club and Kincardine and District Right to Life.

Beloved husband of Mary Parsons (née Coreno). Dear father of Linda (Richard) Waring, of Kincardine; and Lorraine (Terry) Glover, of Tiverton. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Jamie Waring and Lindsay and Jennifer Glover.

Loved brother of Arthur (Sharon) Parsons, of Kitchener. Also survived by brothers-in-law John (Grace) Coreno, of Peterborough; and George (Frances) Coreno, of Delhi; as well as sister-in-law Jane Coreno, of Bay Lake. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families.
Predeceased by his parents Edward and Jean (Page) Parsons, brother Ronald Parsons, and brother-in-law Bill Coreno.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kincardine on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Don Wilhelm officiating.
Pallbearers were John, Joseph and Kevin Coreno, Eric and David Parsons, and Terry Goodwin.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kincardine Right to Life or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

JACK REGINALD TUFFORD

Jack Reginald Tufford of Kincardine, our loving and compassionate Dad who fulfilled his mission on earth, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2007 in his 85th year.

Survived by his wife, Rita (Antonow) whom he married 60 years ago on April 23.

His children were his world -  Saundra Willman, of Kitchener; Jackie Bere and companion Robert Simpson, of London; Paul and Debbie Tufford, of Cambridge; Evan Tufford, of Kincardine; Douglas and Debbie Tufford, of Brantford; Jane and Gord Booker, of Uxbridge; and Leah and Ted Monsma, of Bowmanville.

Much loved Grandpa of 14 grandchildren and six special spouses, six great grandchildren and two additional great grandchildren to be born this year. Jack is survived by his sister Marjorie and her husband, Lloyd Wilson, of Midland; and brother-in-law, Fred Peterson, of Strathroy.
He was predeceased by his sister Joyce Peterson.

Jack was a Second World War veteran with the Highland Light Infantry, from Galt, and was a member of the Ripley Legion, Kincardine United Church, and a 38-year-member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Rita and Jack enjoyed many years as members of the Point Clark and Kincardine Seniors Clubs. He also held the honour of being a Gillwell Scouter.

Jack loved people and laughter and will be dearly missed by his friends and the staff of Trillium Court; especially Herman Young and the members of the Tim Hortons Romeo Club.

Heartfelt thanks to Trillium Court and its staff; Dr. Boron; Pastor Judy Zarubick; the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine and the London Regional Cancer Clinic.

Visitation will be held at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Kincardine United Church on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 11 a.m.  At Dad's request, cremation has taken place with final interment to be at the Maitland Cemetery, Goderich.

In Dad's memory, donations may be made to the Ripley Legion, Kincardine United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.

A loving father, tender and kind, what a beautiful memory you left behind.
Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

ARTHUR DUANE ROLUFS

Arthur Duane Rolufs of Kincardine died at South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Monday, April 23, 2007, in his 64th  year.

Born January 4, 1944 in Walkerton, he was the son of the late Robert and Ruth (Russell) Rolufs.
Beloved husband of Janet (née Golden). Dear father of Kimberly, Cara, and Corrie, all of Toronto. Sadly missed by his brothers Vern and his wife Darlene, of Freelton; and Jim and his wife Judi, of Kincardine.

Also survived by his nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. where the funeral was held on Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Paul Zabel officiating.

Pallbearers were Jim, Robert and Steve Rolufs, Del Bonham, Gord Finlayson and Brian Mathewson
Interment Clifford Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.