February 2018



Wanda Mae Wyld (Appleyard), beloved wife of the late Allan Elmer Wyld, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, at the age of 91.


Wanda was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 17, 1926, to the late Doris (Fair) and Edgar Appleyard.


Greatly missed by sons Bill of Barrie and Don of Hillsdale. Also survived by grandchildren Richard and Julia, and great-grandchildren Capri, Astrid and Lyra.




Peacefully, on her own terms, surrounded by family, Jean Kelly (Marie Jeanne d'Arc née Lascelles) of London, formerly of Mount Brydges, Sarnia and Kincardine, Dec. 17, 2017, at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus in her 87th year.


Jean was born Dec. 31, 1930, at Corbeil, Ontario. Beloved wife of James J. Kelly for 61 years. Dear mother of Lynn (Paul Campbell) of Kincardine, Lois and Stephanie (David Heap) of London.


Loved by grandchildren Josh (Lauren), Jeremy (Kristen), Dana (Emily) Campbell and Arielle Vachon, and by great-grandchildren, Brayden, Aubrey, Rilyn, Weston and Elle Campbell.




It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marlene Boden, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her daughters Britany Hodge, Hailey Boden and spouse Scott Gray on Jan. 22, 2018, while in the care of Hospice Simcoe, after a two year battle with cancer.


Marlene was born Aug. 30, 1966, in Kincardine, Ontario, and later moved to the Simcoe area in 1987, where she started her career at Honda of Canada Manufacturing and worked for almost 30 years.


Ripley Wolves take series with Milverton in 6-3 victory


Game five Saturday night in the playoff series with Milverton had a bit of everything – stands filled to the rafters with cheering fans including youngsters in Wolves’ t-shirts, plenty of end-to-end action, a mistake that could have given the opposition a chance to even the score, lightning-fast skating, skilled passes and thrilling saves – a much closer and more exciting game than the 6-3 score would indicate.


From beginning to end, the Wolves showed their determination to win, and will go on to the next round of WOAA Sr. A playoffs, meeting the Durham Thundercats. As of press time, the schedule hadn’t been announced, but will start this coming weekend in Ripley.


Bulldogs lead series with Walkerton


Kincardine started the second round of division playoffs Friday night with a hard-hitting, action-filled 5-2 victory over Walkerton.


Cheered on by a vocal contingent of fans who made the trip east on Highway 9 to Walkerton, the Bulldogs came out determined to stand up to the Hawks’ fast and physical style, which they did, and then some.


Municipality amends DGR agreement with OPG

OPG to release $1.24 million in hosting payments to Kincardine


By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine has amended its agreement with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to host an underground facility for low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste, and will receive $1.24 million this year as a result.


The municipality and OPG first penned the hosting agreement in 2004, as OPG made plans for a deep geologic repository (DGR) to store waste from OPG-owned nuclear generating stations; the waste is currently being stored above ground at the Western Waste Management Centre. The repository is to be built 680 metres deep in impermeable rock at the Bruce Power site.


A Winter Beacon


The Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic site lies covered under a blanket of snow, looking out over a frozen Lake Huron. At one time, a lonely lightkeeper would tend to the property and keep the light shining despite the harsh conditions. Nowadays, the light is automated and the lives of the people who once maintained these aids to navigation are remembered through museums like the one in Point Clark. (Chris Bianco Photo)



Arthur James Turland of Kincardine, beloved husband of (Edith) Norine Farrell (d. Jan. 2017), passed away in his 97th year on February 7, 2018, at Tiverton Park Manor. Survived and fondly remembered by all seven of his children, Rosemary (Ed) Addison, George, Charles (Rhonda), James (Becky Grieveson), Susan (Bernard Joli d. Dec. 2015), Robert (Eve) and Brenda (Bob) Colquhoun, as well as Carol Besler. Proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and uncle to Peter, Jane and Richard Waite, Helen Turland (Jonathan Sharratt), and Sam, John and Paul Farrell. Arthur was predeceased by an older brother, Frank, who died at age 7, as well as younger twin brothers, George and Charles, and sister Evelyn.




Mary Ellen Traher passed away at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Lucknow on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in her 67th year.


Dear sister of Carol Ann Shantz and her husband Gordon of Kincardine and sister in law Olga Traher of London.


Mary Ellen was a very special aunt to her nephew Jeffrey (Isabel) Traher of London and her nieces Jennifer (Jeff) Ham of Kitchener, Heather (Ryan) Richardson of Chapleau and Kerry Shantz (Bryon Kestner) of Hanover.