Nov. 24, 2010



Donna Lillian Letson passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the age of 52. After a courageous battle with cancer, Donna has gone to be with her Lord.

Beloved daughter of Douglas and Diane Letson, of West Montrose.


Predeceased by her mother Dorothy (née Eskrick) Letson (1962).


Loving sister of Darlene Bauman (Gary), of Ilderton; and Doreen Letson-Baker, of Waterloo. She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews: April, Devon, Brenden and Madison. She will also be remembered by her dear friend, David Gingrich; and by many aunts, uncles and special friends.


The funeral was held at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, Kitchener, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.

Interment West Montrose United Church Cemetery.



Donald “Boone” MacKenzie, long-time retired employee of Ford, died at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, in his 83rd year.


Loving husband of Mary Parks and the late Camay Roy.


Dear brother of the late Malcolm MacKenzie.


Cherished Uncle Boone to Robert MacKenzie (Lynne); Elizabeth MacKenzie (Bob Wasson), Christine Dickson (Paul); and Margaret MacKenzie Neil. Great uncle to Andrew, Karla, Kate, Hannah, Jamie, Libby and Alec.


Boone will be sadly missed by Deborah Headley, Roberta Bryan (the late Richard), Forest Headley (Robin), Timothy Headley, Lisa Headley (the late Ed), Maurice Parks (Jackie), Marie Brosnan, Mike Parks, and their extended families. Special friend and Uncle Don to the Roy family.


At Don’s request, a private graveside service was held at Rosemount Memorial Gardens.


In memory of Don, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


Arrangements entrusted to the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Road S., Peterborough (705-745-3211).



Ken McLeod, of R.R. 3, Ripley, died at University Hospital, London on Nov. 18, 2010, at the age of 47.

Beloved son of Johanna and Don McLeod, of R.R. 5, Kincardine.


Survived by his brother Donald (Kirsten) McLeod, of R.R. 1, Ripley. Missed by his nephews Daniel McLeod and Travis Emmerton.


Ken is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.


A memorial service will take place in July, 2011.


Private family arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, 12 Queen Street, Ripley N0G 2R0 (519-395-2969). Memorial and condolences on-line at



Hilda Nightingale (née Moss), of Kincardine, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in her 85th year.


Beloved wife of the late George Nightingale. 


Dear mother of Margaret "Maggie" Hewitt, of Kincardine; Robert Hewitt, of Port Elgin; Edwina "Casey" Weichert-Kelly (Brian Kelly), of R.R. 2, Tiverton; Roger Weichert (Donna Cameron), of Barrie; and Nancy McCartney (Glen Freer), of Owen Sound. 


Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren. Sadly missed and loved by 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. 


Loved sister of Ethel Mandryk, of Rexdale; and Mabel (John) Aasmae, of Owen Sound.  Predeceased by her brother Jimmy Moss; brother-in-law Peter Mandryk; and by her granddaughter Elizabeth Hewitt. 


A memorial service will be held at the Kincardine Baptist Church, 569 Queen Street, Kincardine, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating. 


Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z4 (519-396-2701). Portrait and memorial available on-line at




Linda Kathryn Reynen (née Elmslie), of Kincardine, lost her nine-month battle with cancer, and passed peacefully with her loving family by her side in her favorite place on earth (her home by the lake on Lakeside Terrace, Kincardine) on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in her 63rd year. 


Adored wife, best friend, and sweetheart of Peter for 40 years.


Amazing mother and best friend of Lisa (David) Waite, of Kincardine; and special loving grandmother of Cooper Waite - the light of her life. 


Dear sister and cherished friend of Ron (Betty) Elmslie, of Belleville; Tom (Kim) Elmslie, of Ottawa; and John Elmslie (Bill Kimber), of Toronto


A special person and friend to all who knew her. She will remain forever in our hearts. We love you Linda.  

People who wish to honour Linda's memory are encouraged to perform a random act of kindness   She always said that it's the little things in life that make a difference, and it doesn't take much to reach out, open your heart, and touch somebody's life in a small but meaningful way. Life is what you make it, so make it great, and live each day to the fullest with love in your hearts.


There will be no public funeral or visitation for Linda. Instead, a small private life celebration for close family and friends will be held in the summer by the lake, Linda's favourite place and time of year. 

Portrait and memorial available on-line at





Marjorie Gertrude Lillian Shipp (née Doupe), of Kincardine and formerly of Millarton, died at Trillium Court on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in her  89th year. 


Beloved wife of the late Les Shipp. 


Dear mother of Gerald (Joanne) Shipp, of R.R. 4, Kincardine; and Kathy (Kelly) Phillips, of Kincardine. 

Loving grandmother of Wendi (Chris) Lindsay; Greg Shipp (Lori Templeton); and Emily Phillips.  Great-grandmother of Mattie and Wilson Shipp. 


Also survived by her sister-in-law Isabel Doupe, of Guelph


Predeceased by her brothers Ivan, John and Kirk Doupe; and sisters Dorothy Lester and Vivian LaFrance. 

The funeral service was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 


Serving as pallbearers were Kelly and Emily Phillips, Brian Lester, Wendi Lindsay, and Greg and Gerald Shipp. 


Flower bearers were Mattie and Wilson Shipp. 


Interment Kincardine Cemetery


Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at






Douwe Zandstra, of Kincardine, died peacefully at his home, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in his 75th year. 

Beloved husband of the late Folly Zandstra (née Menninga). 


Brother of Wiemer Zandstra and family, of Holland


Loving brother-in-law of Ineke (Klaas) Dekens, of Simcoe. Sadly missed by his nephew Klaas Jr., and nieces Monique, Bea and Faye. 


Douwe was born in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. He met and married Folly Menninga, and they farmed on the Zandstra family homestead until they immigrated to Kincardine. Douwe had a lifelong love of horses and was an avid horseback rider in the Netherlands. Folly was a talented artist. Douwe and Folly sold their farm to retire in town, where they enjoyed the beautiful sunsets of Lake Huron and listening to the music of the bagpipes. Douwe and Folly will be missed by family and friends. 


The funeral service was held at the Kincardine Pentecostal Church on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, with Rev. Ray Luinstra officiating. 


Serving as pallbearers were: Klaas Dekens Jr., Tim Luinstra, Dale Orr, Bill Van Rooyen, and Lynn and Eian Farrell. 


Interment Kincardine Cemetery


Memorial donations to World Vision would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at