July 28, 2010

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Obituary

GARRY CLARKE

Garry Clarke passed away at his home in Point Clark, on July 23, 2010, surrounded by his family and friends, at the age of 59.

He will be missed by his partner Bonnie Chartrand.

Survived by his children: Sean (Michelle) Clarke, of Sarnia; and Lisa (Ian) Campbell, of Reese’s Corners; and by step-children: Terry-Lynne (Aaron) Stewart, and Shannon (Matt) Collins. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Matthew and Samantha Clarke, Jerad Campbell and Trent Collins.

Also survived by his siblings: Irene Goodall, Donnie Clarke, Kenny Clarke, Barry Clarke and Ruth Wester.  Garry was a special uncle to Cheryl and Rob Dunnell, and several other nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Emily; and by his siblings Bobby Clarke and Lois Payne. 

A memorial service was conducted from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2010 with Marian Raynard officiating.

Donations to the ALS Society as expressions of sympathy were appreciated by the family. Memorial and condolences available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

LORNE DANFORD

 

Lorne Ellis Danford, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in his 67th year. 

 

Beloved husband of the late Fran Danford (née Paquin). 

 

Dear father of Kelly Stewart, of Ripley; Debbie and Jason Symington, of Cambridge; and Jason May, of Sudbury. Cherished papa of Melissa, Claude and Dawn Danford; and Andrew, Jason and Devin Symington; and great-papa of Jordan Clifford. 

 

Loved brother of Gail and George Boyce, of Nimpo Lake, B.C.; Wayne Danford, of Coe Hill; Don and Pearl Danford, of Orleans; Diana and Saint Claire Cleaveland, of Burlington; and Holly and Alvin Wickett, of Madoc. 

 

A funeral service was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 26, with Rev. Dr. Lark Kim officiating. 

 

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

 

PETER GATCKE

Peter Michael Gatcke, of R. R. 5, Kincardine, died at his residence on Sunday, July 18, 2010, in his 66th year. 

 

Beloved husband of Liz. 

 

Dear father of Jeff (Corinna) Gatcke, of Lansdowne; and Chris (Cheryl) Gatcke, of London. Loving grandfather of Jack, Alex, Kaitlyn and Emma. 

 

Sadly missed by sisters Jackie (Ron) Petrie and Annette Bieronski; as well as by brothers David (Thelma) Gatcke, and Bob (Dora) Gatcke. Lovingly remembered by a sister-in-law Enid Gatcke.

 

Predeceased by brothers Doug and Ken Gatcke, and brother-in-law Tony Bieronski. 

 

Visitation was held at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. 

 

Interment Tiverton Cemetery

 

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

 

ILEEN KAAKE

 

 

Ileen Jane Kaake (née Bannerman), of Walkerton, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Friday, July 23, 2010, at the age of 85.

 

Fondly remembered by Joanne Stanley and her family: Brett and his wife Courtney, of Alberta, and Kirk, of London; Barry Smyth and his wife Janine and their family Ryan, Brayden and Carman, of Auburn.

 

Dear sister of Bernice Melvin (Art), of Chatham; and Jean Schiestel, of Teeswater.

 

Predeceased by her husband R.J. Kaake; special niece Cindy Smyth and nephew Larry Stanley; brother-in-law Joseph D. Schiestel; and parents Andrew and Anna (nee Haines) Bannerman.

 

Visitation was held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2010. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at  St. Paul’s United Church, Walkerton, with Rev. Herb Klaehn officiating.

 

Pallbearers were Terry Stanley, Ryan Smyth, Brett Stanley, Kirk Stanley, Brian Murray and Brad Schiestel.

Flower bearers were Tyler Davidson, Brayden Smyth, Carman Smyth, Treena Davidson and Shelby Murray.

 

Interment Walkerton Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to St. Paul’s United Church or to Brucelea Haven would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com                                   

 

 

HAROLD TUCK

 

Harold Robert Tuck, of Toronto and later of Kincardine, died peacefully at the Kincardine Hospital on July 20, 2010, in his 86th year.  

 

Survived and sadly missed by his son Harold (Rose); sister Elinore; grandchildren Isabel, Tammy (Whitney) and Murray; and great grandchildren Jacen and Julia. 

 

Predeceased by his ex-wife, but good companion in his later years, Catherine Murray; and by his beloved son, Frank.

 

Harold was a real character and very much his own person. He was an intelligent and articulate man, who loved a good debate. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served as a pilot with the RCAF. He had a life time love of sailing and was a long-time member of ABYC in Toronto; he sailed to many parts of the world. He was a talented photographer and artist, and owned his own photography studio for many years. In his later years he was a successful real estate agent. He was also a great animal lover (especially his cats).

 

The funeral was held on July 24, 2010.

 

Harold is resting at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, close to his ex-wife, as was his wish.

 

The family wish to thank Dr. Gurbin and the Kincardine hospital staff for all the care provided. Also thanks to Dr. Emond who was Harold’s doctor at the time of his initial diagnosis with a rare muscle disease (Inclusion Body Myositis) which progressed relentlessly and marred his retirement years. Dr. Emond helped him through an extremely difficult and frustrating time while the many specialists tried to figure out what was wrong with him. Thanks to the community health care workers, especially PSWs Terry Creech and Susan Davis, who stuck with Harold through thick and thin and all the frustrations of his debilitating disease, and enabled him to be at home for as long as possible. Also to Rose Lootsma, who would come to the house to draw blood to save him the difficult trip to the clinic; and to Cathy, his favourite VON RN.

 

Memorial donations to Cozy Cat Kennels, 18 Inverlyn South, Kincardine, N2Z 1L4 (contact Helga at 519-396-3232) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.