October 6, 2010

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Obituary

FRANK HAINS

Frank Thomas Hains, of Kincardine, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, in his 64th year. 

 

Beloved husband of the late Tess Hains (née Chenery). 

 

Dear father of Melanie Hains (Scott Thomson) of Waterloo

 

Frank is also survived by his sisters: Nancy (Bob) Harvey, of R.R. 1, Kincardine; Faye (Tom) Parker, of Midland; Glenda (Bob) Rutherford, of Kitchener; and Cindy (Rod) Trainor, of St. Joseph Island

 

Sadly missed by his cousin Tara Gill, of Hamilton; as well as by several nieces and nephews and "Timmy" his cat. 

 

We will miss his stories and poems. 

 

Thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at Kincardine Hospital

 

Memorial donations may be made to Cozy Cat Kennels as expressions of sympathy. 

 

Family arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701.

 

 

Pollution? Who Cares

By Frank Hains

The sun shone brightly over the rippling stream,

A trout jumps for his noon meal,

Silence and peaceful solitude,

Unbroken by the hands of man.

A faraway nook not yet discovered,

Nature at its best.

A forest untouched and unknown,

How long can it remain?

Will roads and super-highways,

Replace the drooping elms,

The scurrying of chipmunks,

And squirrels gathering their winter nuts,

The deer playing in the meadow.

Is it necessary for man to destroy this beauty?

Does he not realize that in destroying this,

He is destroying a part of himself.

His children will have nothing,

A concrete playhouse.

They will find no beauty, for

Surely, as we press on, our cities and towns,

Our metropolis' and factories, replace

And overrun: destroy.

JACK (JOHN C.) HARRISON

AUG. 2, 1927 – SEPT. 17, 2010

A celebration of the life of Jack Harrison was held at 2 p.m., on Sept. 24, 2010, at the North Lonsdale United Church, North Vancouver, B.C. 

 

Jack passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at home. He was known for his keen, always-present sense of humour, his unabashed love of all sports (especially hockey), his winning way with children, and his devotion to his family and friends.

 

Jack's eventful life began in Kincardine, Ontario where he grew up on the farm with his three sisters and two brothers. A talented baseball and hockey player, his passion for sports continued into retirement when he enjoyed golf and hiking. After high school, Jack began a long and successful banking career with Bank of Montreal.

 

He was married to Donna Jean Farrell for over fifty years. Work with the bank took the couple and their four children to various towns and cities in southern Ontario, with their final move in 1970 to Vancouver.

 

Jack was a proud Canadian, an avid fan of the Canucks and Lions, and enjoyed gardening. He had good friends in his hiking group, his church community, his Friday coffee guys, his symphony group, the BMO pensioners, and his neighbours, young and old on The Del. Music was always an important part of Jack's life. He participated in choirs, quartettes and as a soloist during his early years, and enjoyed almost all genres of music.

 

Jack Harrison was predeceased by his wife Donna Jean in 2000; his parents Edwin and Esther Harrison; his sisters Lois Small, Dorothy Green and Marilyn Lowry; and his brother-in-law and dear friend, Stewart Farrell.

He is survived by his brothers Howard and Rae; by his children Patt (Wayne Lowry), Don (Josie), Pam (Jim Empey) and Tedd (Shawna); as well as by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. All the family will miss this very social and loving man, who handled his illness with grace and dignity. They are grateful to the homecare workers and nurses who showed such care for their Dad and Papa; they are the unsung heroes and angels in our society.

 

Memorial donations to Jack's favourite charity, Canuck Place Children's Hospice, 1690 Matthews Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6J 9Z9, would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

KATHLEEN HOLMES

Kathleen Joan "Kay" Holmes (née Turner), of Kincardine, died at her residence on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in her 74th year. 

 

Beloved wife of Jack Holmes. 

 

Dear mother of Clifford Holmes, of Chatham; Valerie (Andrew) Stopford, of Ripley; and Kenneth (Lisa) Holmes, of Kingston. Loving grandmother to Michael, Mark, Steven, Melissa, Robert, Nicole and Jessica and several great grandchildren. 

 

Sadly missed by her brother David Turner, of Brampton

 

Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Annie (née Ostepchuk) Turner; brother George Turner; and sister-in-law Luzia Turner. 

 

Visitation was held at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, with Pastor Peter Stopford officiating. 

 

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

 

 

ROBERT ORR

 

Robert "Bob" Joseph Orr, of Kincardine Township, died at the South Grey Bruce Health Centre-Kincardine, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, in his 83rd year. 

 

Beloved husband of Mary Orr (née Roulston). 

 

Dear father of Dale (Helen) Orr and Donna (John) McDonald, all of R.R. 4, Kincardine. Sadly missed by his grandchildren: Meagan, Brent and Brendan. 

 

Loving brother of Margaret Reid, of Ripley; Eileen (Jack) Ribey, of Bruce Township; Marion (Al) Underwood, of Kincardine; Harvey Orr, of Kincardine; and Lois Kerr, of Harriston. Also survived by his sister-in-law Vera Orr, of Kincardine; and by brother-in-law Gordon Roulston, of Ripley.

 

Predeceased by his brother Howard Orr, and brothers-in-law Leonard Reid and Bob Kerr.  Visitation was held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 

 

Serving as pallbearers were: Harry Hollands, Mike Small, Dave Stewart, Paul Dennis, Mark Stewart and Steve Hallam. 

 

Flower bearers were Bob's grandchildren: Meagan and Brent McDonald, and Brendan Orr. 

 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery

 

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