December 17, 2008

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Obituary

 

NORMAN CLARK

Norman Henry Clark, beloved husband of Doris (née Jones) passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on Dec. 13, 2008 at the Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, Manitoba.

Norman was born at Kiwana, (near Kinosota, Manitoba) on May 15, 1923, the son of Phillip and Susan (Cameron). Norman’s family moved to Boissevain where he was educated and worked on farms until he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery (Q.O.C.H. of C) in 1941. He just missed being sent to Hong Kong, went to Europe instead and was wounded in action in France. Returning to Canada in 1945, Norman worked with the Dring Brothers of Boissevain before joining Manitoba Hydro where he worked for 35 years, retiring in 1982.

Norman married Doris Jones on June 26, 1947 and they were blessed with three sons and a daughter. While working with Manitoba Hydro, Norm served in several Manitoba communities: Boissevain, McCreary, Carberry, Hartney and Winnipeg. Norm retired to Kincardine, Ontario and recently Norm and Doris returned to their prairie roots.

Norman joined the Boy Scouts in 1938 and throughout his life worked with youth. He was a cub master and a scout master turning out three Queen Scouts. He taught Sunday School, coached sports teams, and was actively involved in the community: Masons, Oddfellows; volunteer fire departments; municipal council; and the Legion.

Norm enjoyed time with his kids and his grandchildren. He loved camping; cards; all sports (Go Leafs Go), and traveling. He was a Mr. Fixit and tackled any project.

Norman was predeceased by his brothers Robert, Paul and Eddie;  two sisters Laura and Florence; and his grandson Kevin Clark.

Left to cherish his memory are Doris, his loving wife of 61 years; four children: Murray (Patricia) of Shoal Lake; Joanne Barry (Chris) of Shoal Lake; Dan (Ann) of Brampton, Ontario; Terry (Donna), of Calgary; nine grandchildren: Denise Benton (James) of Elva, MB; Kathy Purdy (Tim McWhirter) of Shoal Lake; Meghan Brydges (Matt) of London ON; Jon Barry (Kristy) of Edmonton; Shirley March (David) of Toronto; Greg of Brampton; Ashley of Toronto; Darryl of Edmonton; and Kevin (deceased); eight great grandchildren; his sisters and brother in-law: Muriel Clark of Boissevain; Doreen Hazelwood of Langley; and Ada and Clarence "Red" Jones of Napinka; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held in the chapel at the Redpath Funeral Home in Melita at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.

Interment followed at Napinka Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Napinka Cemetery Fund, the Morley House Personal Care Home of Shoal Lake  and the Parkinson’s Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

ELIZABETH HEWITT

Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Hewitt, of Huron Township, died at the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at the age of 43. 

Beloved mother of Amanda Hewitt-Belanger, of Hamilton; and Quinton Hewitt, at home. Loved grandmother of Hunter. 

Cherished daughter of Margaret Hewitt, of Kincardine; and Sonny VanVolkingburgh, of Wasaga Beach. Sadly missed by her sisters: Janet Hewitt, of Cornwall; and Jackie (Dale) Gibson, of Fordwich; and her brother David (Rhonda) Fritz, of Teeswater. Dear granddaughter of Hilda and the late George Nightingale. 

Liz was known for her loving and generous free spirit, and love of all people and animals. She lived every day to its fullest. Even in death, her generosity continued as her wish to be an organ donor has saved the lives of three others.  Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, (519-396-2701), on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008,  from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, with Rev. Eric Watson officiating. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to in trust for Quinton Hewitt would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

ROBERT KILMER

Robert (Bob) Kilmer, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Sunday, Dece. 14, 2008, in his 74th year. 

Beloved husband of Kathy Kilmer (née Kelly). Loving father of Jeff Kilmer, of Bailieboro; and Anne (Scott) Morrison, of Toronto. Loved by his seven grandchildren. 

Remembered by his brother-in-law, Bill Howatt, of Michigan; and his sister-in-law, Chris Kilmer, of Port Elgin.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by his parents, Spencer and Mary (Kennedy) Kilmer; sister Joyce Howatt; and brother John. 

Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 from 7-9 p.m.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church , 749 Russell St., Kincardine at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, with Monsignor Joseph Shiels officiating. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Ignatius of Loyala Parish, Mississauga (Burnhamthorpe and Erin Mills Parkway) at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan.  3, 2009.

Memorial donations to the Trillium Court Memorial Fund or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

KATHERINE MacKINNON

Katherine Margaret MacKinnon, of Walkerton and formerly of Tiverton, died peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in her 92nd year. 

Beloved daughter of the late Neil H. and Jessie MacKinnon. 

Predeceased by her sister, Anita MacKenzie; her brothers: Donald and Hugh MacKinnon; and her sister-in-law, Doris MacKinnon. 

Survived by her sister-in-law, Aileen MacKinnon, of Hanover; and her brother-in-law, John MacKenzie, of Bruce Township.  Sadly missed by her nieces: Jessie (George) Churcher, of Victoria B.C.; Anita MacKinnon, of Brantford; Wendy Abbas, of Toronto; and Jane (Martin) Cook, of Vancouver B.C.; by her nephew Ron (Jo-Anne) MacKinnon, of Walkerton; as well as by great-nieces, Rhonda MacKinnon, and Christine and Allison Churcher; and great-nephews Joe MacKinnon, Peter Churcher and Hasson Abbas. 

Visitation was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Walkerton, on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jeremy Sanderson officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers were: Ron Leavoy, Ron Talley, Ron Kroeplin, Paul Fortney, Bob Dyck and Joe MacKinnon.  Spring interment, Tiverton Cemetery. 

Memorial donation to Knox Presbyterian Church, Walkerton, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

JOHN L. SWEENEY

John Lawrence Sweeney, of London, died at the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in his 78th year. 

Companion to Isabel Morris. Dear father of John C. (Denise) Sweeney, of Kincardine; and Monica Reedy (Bruce), of Brampton. Sadly missed by his grandchildren: Christopher and Andrew Sweeney, and Shannon Kennedy; and by his great grandchildren: Ethan, Julian and Bram. 

Loved brother of Ilene Grant, of Petrolia; and brother-in-law of Fern Sweeney, of Orangeville. 

Predeceased by his parents, John and Rhetta (Luck) Sweeney; his wife, Helga Sweeney; brother George Sweeney; and brother-in-law, Bob Grant. 

A private family funeral service was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 

Spring interment, Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.