Jan. 19, 2011




Marjorie Brook, of Ripley, passed away Jan. 6, 2011 at the Wingham Hospital, at the age of 87 years.


Marjorie was born in Goderich on Aug. 13, 1923, to the late Oliver Smith and Myrtle (Begley).


She was the beloved wife of the late Stewart Brook (1971). 


Dear mother of five children: Donald Brook, of Fordwich; Jim (Joan) Brook, of Edmonton, Alberta; John (Rosalind) Brook, of Shallow Lake; Linda (Ben) Beishuizen, of Ripley; and Susan (Fred) Doupe, of Kincardine. She will be sadly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.


Also survived by her sister Helen Barkwell, of Kincardine; her brother Wes (Margaret) Smith, of Ripley; in-laws Isabel Brook, of Lucknow, and Russell (Dorothy) Brook, of Tiverton. 


Predeceased by her in-laws: Frank Barkwell, Jim Brook, Tanner Brook, and Myra and Cecil Norman.


Marjorie and Stewart raised their family and farmed on the 6th concession of Huron Township.  After she moved to Ripley in 1972, Marjorie drove a school bus for about 15 years. Later in life she resided at RVilla in Ripley, and finally at Pinecrest  Manor in Lucknow. Marjorie was always active in her church and her community and certainly enjoyed her large family.


Visitation was held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel on Monday, Jan.10, 2011 with Rev. Diane Dier officiating. Shirley Harris was the organist. Pallbearers were granddaughters Becky Wright, Melanie Brook, and grandsons Ed Brook, Derek Beishuizen, Ryan Doupe and Andrew Doupe.


Granddaughters Andrea Graham, Angela Brook and Kelly Kirkconnell acted as flower bearers.

Spring Interment Ripley Cemetery.


Donations to St. Andrew’s United Church, Ripley or a charity of your choice were appreciated by the family as expression of sympathy. Memorial and condolences available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.




David Bruce Wright, age 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan.16, 2011, with his devoted family at his side.


Born in St. Thomas, Ontario, son of the late Bruce Smith and Jean and Merritt Wright.


Loving husband of 45 years to Gail (Theaker) Wright.


Cherished father of Laurie Wright and Mark Stevenson, of Dundas; Carolyn and Dan Mathieson, of

Stratford; Rob and Judy Wright, of London; and Tracey and Dan Weber, of Owen Sound. Dear grandfather of Elizabeth and Andrew Stevenson, Kaitlyn and Riley Mathieson, Alex and Olivia Wright, and Abby and Ethan Weber.


Also survived by his brother, Rev. Capt. Don Wright and his wife Jill, of Dartmouth, N.S. as well as by several nieces and nephews. 


Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother John Wright.


David was a well-known respected and dedicated educator in the Stratford area. As well as being a teacher, football and basketball coach, he served for 25 years as principal at Stratford Northwestern Secondary School, Mitchell District High School and Stratford Central Secondary School, retiring in 1996. He was a long-time chairman of the board at Emmanuel United Church in Sebringville and also a member of the Rotary Club. He conducted school tours at the Fryfogal Inn in Shakespeare, and historic tours at the Walker House in Kincardine.


David and his wife Gail enjoyed travelling and spending time with their growing family. In 2007 they moved to a new home by the lake in Kincardine, after living 27 years at their country home near Sebringville. He was an avid sports fan and liked watching football, hockey, baseball and basketball. He loved playing with his grandkids and also enjoyed history and trains.


A special thank you to Dr. Duwyn and the medical staff at the hospital in Kincardine. Finally, our deepest appreciation to our wonderful friends and neighbours as well as Rev. Diane Dier and members of St. Andrews United Church in Ripley.


Visitation was held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, in Stratford on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the W.G. Young Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 with a reception to follow. Rev. Diane Dier will officiate.


Spring interment will be in Sebringville Cemetery.


As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the South Bruce Grey Health

Centre- Kincardine, the National Service Dogs in Cambridge, or to a charity of  choice through the funeral home, 519-271-7411, www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com.