October 8, 2008

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Obituary

JOHN DAVIES

Aug. 6, 1938 - Sept. 30, 2008

John Davies, of R.R. #2, Ripley, died suddenly in Kincardine on September 30, 2008.

Dearly loved husband of Laura, his wife of 41 years. Loving father of Alexander, Andrew (Marina) and Tara (Paul). Greatly missed by grandsons: A.J. and Jack Davies.

Also survived by sister, Andrea Emmerton niece, Jennifer; and nephew, Patrick (Misty) Emmerton and their children, Patrick and Katie. John will also be missed by the Lariviere family in Timmins, and relatives in Scotland and Ireland.

Predeceased by his parents Glyndwr (Ken) and Meg Davies.

He lived life to the fullest; where it started in Doagh, Ireland and finished in Kincardine. His final stop reminded him of the things he enjoyed the most and where family came together for special occasions. These special times will never be forgotten, and his spirit will always remain with us.

Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Sunday Oct. 5, 2008.

www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

ERIC STEVENS

Eric Kerr Stevens, of Kincardine, died at Malcolm Place on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Kathleen "Kaye" Stevens (née Thompson). Dear father of Janet Taylor, of Toronto; Scott (Darlene) Stevens, of Kincardine; William "Bill" (Jackie) Stevens, of Ottawa; and Mark (Nikki) Stevens, of Omemee. Sadly missed by his grandchildren: Tonya Taylor, Shawna Boynett, McKenzie Stevens, Grant Stevens, Tracy (Ryan) Cousineau, Travis Stevens, Trisha Stevens, Jason Stevens and Maddie Stevens; and his great-grandchildren: McKenna and Logan Cousineau. Loved brother of John (Jack) (Betty) Stevens, of North Bay.

Predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Alma (Kerr) Stevens; and his brothers, Ronald and Glen Stevens.

Eric joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and trained as one of the first radar technicians. He was stationed in Britain for the early stages of the Second World War, returning to Canada for flight training and obtaining his wings just prior to the war ending.

He married Kathleen Thompson on June 5, 1944. Following the war he trained in the electrical field at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. His first job was at Hill Clark Francis in New Liskeard, Ont. While there, he was an active and organizing member of the Air Cadets. He joined Ontario Hydro in New Liskeard in 1949. Eric and his family moved to Rolphton in February, 1956, where he worked as an electrician at the hydraulic power station, Des Joachims. While in Rolphton he ran the Tuesday evening movies at the recreation hall and sat on the local school board. In September, 1960 Eric transferred to the Nuclear Power Demonstration (NPD) facility and his family relocated to Deep River. He worked as a Control Maintainer and Senior Control Tech at NPD until he retired in February, 1981.

While in Deep River, his interest in flying was rekindled and he obtained his private pilot’s licence and was active as an instructor with the ground school. At the same time he became an active amateur HAM radio operator. In June 1981, Eric and Kaye relocated to "Hometown" at Wasaga Beach, Ont. where they resided until August, 2000 when they moved to Malcolm Place Retirement Residence in Kincardine.

Eric's hobbies and interests included photography, flying and aircraft, HAM radio and computers. His favourite sounds were the bagpipes and the "call of the loon."

Visitation was held at the Davey Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Victor Gauci officiating.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer Society or the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Scott

Sandra Sue Scott (née Nicoll) passed away at Brantwood Lifecare Centre in Burlington on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, in her 67th year.

Survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Rev. Dr. George Scott; and her children, Rev. Moe Anderson, David Scott (Kelly), Robert and Marcy. She will be missed by her grandchildren: Ryan, Allison, Meghan and Carolyn.

Visitation was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington , www.smithsfh.com, 905-632-3333, (one stoplight north of the QEW) on Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8. 2008, from 3-5 pm. And 7-9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at Central Baptist Church, 340 Rebecca Street, Oakville, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

Private interment.

If desired, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Kincardine Baptist Church, 569 Queen Street, Kincardine ON N2Z 2J1, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Special thanks to the staff at Brantwood Lifecare.