May 18, 2011

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Obituary

ISABELLE BRINDLEY

 

Isabelle Evelyn Brindley (née Campbell), formerly of Kincardine, died at the Wingham and District Hospital, on Monday, May 9, 2011, in her 79th year. 

 

Beloved wife of the late Ken Brindley. 

 

Dear mother of Gord and his wife Deborah, of Kincardine; Al and his wife Rosemary, of Dresden; Kevin and his wife Marie, of Airdrie, Alberta; and Mike and his wife Alison, of Kincardine. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Luke (Amanda), Chelsea, Nick, Tony, Hannah and Kasey, and by her great-grandson Owen.

 

Loved sister of Jean Catto, of Kincardine; Agnes MacKinnon, of Goderich; Margaret Weber, of Kitchener; Betty Eskrick, of Tiverton; Christena Moulton, of Kincardine; Ruth Siegel, of Kincardine; and John Campbell, of Tiverton. 

 

Predeceased by her sisters Cecelia Kidd and Helen Shaw. 

 

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from where the funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Luke and Nick Brindley, Tony Byles, Mitch Thorn, and Paul and Jim MacKinnon. Flower bearers were Chelsea, Hannah and Kasey Brindley. 

 

Interment Durham Road Baptist Cemetery

 

Memorial donations to the Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

STEVEN CATTO

 

Steven Edward Catto, of Ripley and formerly of Kincardine, died after a lengthy illness at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in his 53rd year. 

 

Beloved son of Ron and Betty Jeanne (Morgan) Catto, of Kincardine. 

 

Dear brother of Pat (Tom) Cameron, of Ingersoll; and Karen (Ross) Stewart, of Kincardine. Loved uncle of Kari (Tim) Pattinson, Kyle (Ashley) Cameron, Katrina Stewart (Brandon Dunlop) and Kody Stewart; and great uncle of Kolton, Hayden and Karter. 

 

Also missed by his dogs Missy, Brave Heart and Sabrina. 

 

Best friend of Connie Wheeler and Dennis Bauer, and Dale and Kate MacPherson. 

 

At Steve's request, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

 

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5 (519-396-2701). Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

MINNIE CAMPBELL

 

Minnie Robena Campbell (née Schmidt), of Kincardine, died at The Villages Nursing Home in Hanover on Saturday, May 7, 2011, in her 95th year. 

 

Wife of the late Howard Campbell. 

 

Dear mother of Donald (Marlene) Campbell, of Inverhuron; Norman Campbell, of Port Elgin; and Jim Campbell, of Owen Sound. Loving grandmother of Debbie (Bill) Prior, of Guelph; Darlene (Brian) Debus, of Rostock; Paul (Susan) Campbell, of Bruce Township; Susan (Jim) MacGregor, of Fort Langley, B.C.; Jamie (Corinna) Campbell, of Milton; Scott (Liz) Campbell, of Port Elgin; and Sherri-Lynne Campbell. Sadly missed by 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also survived by brother-in-law Lorence Schnittker. 

 

Predeceased by her parents Jim and Carrie (née Brown) Schmidt, sister Marian Schnittker, brother Howard (Grace) Schmidt and daughter-in-law Jean Campbell. 

 

Minnie was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton, the Silver Chain Rebeckah Lodge and the Tiverton Women's Institute. 

 

The funeral was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, with Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Jamie, Scott, Paul, Dale and Adam Campbell, and Jake Debus. Flower bearers were Madison Campbell, and Josh and Jenna Debus. 

 

Interment Tiverton Cemetery

 

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton or a charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

HAROLD NICHOLSON

Harold Alexander Nicholson, formerly of Kincardine Township, died at the Wingham and District Hospital on Monday, May 9, 2011, in his 89th year. 

 

Beloved husband of 58 years of the late Phyllis Nicholson (née Martin). 

 

Dear father of Shirley Nicholson, of Kitchener; Bruce (Vicki) Nicholson, Wayne (Ruth) Nicholson, Ardis Nicholson (Ron Stephens) and Sharon (Peter) McDonald, all of Kincardine. Sadly missed by his grandchildren: Christopher (Julie) Davey, Julia (Doug) Sobara, Tracy (James) Neitzel, Amber McDonald and Braeden McDonald and by his great-grandchildren, William, Nicole, Alisha, Hayley, Joe, Cory, Tyler, Matthew, Austin, Jessica and James. 

 

Loved brother of Merle (Bob) Hickmott, of London; and Ardis Harkes, of Thamesford. Also survived by his sister-in-law Elizabeth Nicholson, of Kincardine. 

 

 Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Clara (Needham) Nicholson, brother Harvey Nicholson, grandson Todd Mauer, and brother-in-law George Harkes. 

 

A private family service will be held. 

 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

ANDREW PERRY

Andrew Lewis Perry, of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the age of 33 years.

 

Sadly missed by his parents Rev. Dr. Norman and Emily Perry.

 

Also missed by his great aunt Mildred Allen.

 

He was predeceased by his sister Anne (2002).

 

Andrew was employed by PentaCan as a bio-medical recruiter. He was also a member of Kincardine United Church.

 

Cremation will take place.

 

The Perry Family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, on Thursday, May  19, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Kincardine United Church on Friday, May 20, 2011.

 

Interment of ashes to follow in Kincardine Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kincardine United Church, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Davidson Funeral Home, 135 Clarence Street, Port Colborne L3K 3G4 (905-834-4833). On-line condolences and guest register at www.davidsonfuneralhome.com.

 

GERALD SUSSENS

 

Gerald "Gerry" Robert Sussens, of Kincardine and formerly of Windsor, passed away peacefully at South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Monday, May 9, 2011, in his 75th year. 

 

Beloved husband and best friend of 51 years to Margaret Sussens (née Ure). 

 

Dear father of Stephen and his wife Kim and their daughter Nicole Sussens, of Windsor; Kathy Sussens, of Kansas City, Missouri; and Dawn and her husband Geoff Foster and their family Jamie, Jennifer, Tasia and Ben, of Amherstburg. 

 

Loved brother of Beverly and her husband Dennis Moore, of Nepean. Also sadly missed by his brother-in-law Keith Ure, of Windsor

 

Gerry graduated from Ford Trade School as a tool maker and worked in Windsor until his retirement in 1999. Gerry was a volunteer as an Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary Officer in Essex County for 26 years. 

 

Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z5 (519-396-2701), on Thursday, May 12, 2011. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. at the Kincardine United Church, 721 Princes Street, Kincardine, on Friday, May 13, 2011, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Will Capeling, Allen Ure, John Moore, Wayne Irwin, Scott McPhee and Harold McIntyre. 

 

Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens, Windsor

 

Memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre (LHSF) or Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

RON THOMPSON

 

Ron Thompson, a lifelong resident of Glammis, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine following a brave struggle with liver cancer.

 

Born in the same hospital in 1933, he was just shy of his 78th birthday.

 

For over 55 years Ron, along with wife Eleanor and later with their four children, raised beef cattle and swine in Bruce, Kincardine and Greenock Townships. He was farming close to 1,000 acres in the mid-1970s when he named the operation Tri-Township Farms. Ron was still residing on the farm at the time of his passing.

 

Ron loved his farming career, but Eleanor and the family always took first place. Another of his passions was broomball. For over 40 years Ron was an avid broomball player and then coach with the Glammis Flyers. He was dedicated to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glammis, where he held many offices during his lifetime. He served on the Kirk Session for 45 years, including many years as the Clerk of Session. Ron also took a keen interest in politics and held elected office himself in the 1990s as a Bruce Township councillor and Bruce Municipal Telephone System commissioner. His community service continued following his time on council as a member of the Bruce Township community centre board.

 

All that aside, family and friends will always fondly remember Ron as a hard-working and fun-loving fellow, and a diehard Maple Leaf fan, often seen wearing his trademark fedora.

 

In his last hours he was surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor (Surridge) Thompson; and children Gordon and his wife Judy; Tom and his wife Mary Anne; Nancy and her husband Stuart Alexander; and Allan and his wife Roula El-Rifai.

 

Ron's passing is mourned by his 11 grandchildren - Sean, Jeff and Michael Thompson, Travis, Diane, Kenneth and Trevor Thompson, Chad and his wife Paige Alexander, Peter and Tim Alexander and Laith Rifai-Thompson as well as two great-granddaughters, Zora and Katie-Mae Williams.

 

Ron is also survived by his sisters Belva Agar (Bob), Teeny Garland, Eileen Morris and Shirley Bourgeois (Robert).

 

Predeceased by his parents, Murdock and Gladys Thompson; brothers Lloyd, Stewart and Howard; and brothers-in-law Arthur Garland and Andrew Morris.

 

The funeral service was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, on May 7, 2011, with Rev. Shelly Butterfield-Kocis officiating.

 

Honourary pallbearers were Stuart and Jim  Alexander, Ken Robinson, Capt. Lawrence Surridge, Bernie Fobert, Kenneth Bruce MacLean, Gerry Gras, Alan D. MacKinnon, Donald, John D. and Dean Thompson.

 

Serving as pallbearers were Sean, Jeff, Michael, Travis, Diane, Kenneth and Trevor Thompson, Chad, Peter and Tim Alexander and Laith Rifai-Thompson.

 

Serving as flower bearers were Zora and Katie Williams, Jim Garland, Jim Morris, Craig and Marianne Surridge, Colleen and Don Thompson, Valerie Marks, Rhonda Bilodeau, Kim Haylor, Bill Stewart, Wayne Buchanan and Susanne Gunn. 

 

Interment Purdy Cemetery

 

Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.