March 28, 2013

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Obituary

ELSON ARNOLD

Elson Arnold, of Kincardine, died at the Hanover Care Centre on Friday, March 22, 2013, in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of Isabel (née Orr).

Dear father of Karen (John) Shearer, of Hanover; Pat (Bob) McClelland, of Whitehorse, Yukon;  Lois Arnold, of Kitchener; Mervin (Kim) Arnold, of Ripley; Bob (Liz) Arnold, of Kincardine; Bill (Laurie) Arnold, of Kitchener; and Lori Arnold (Paul Meyer), of Tillsonburg.

Sadly missed by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lovingly remembered by a son-in-law Mark Jones and a daughter-in-law Reina Arnold.  Predeceased by daughter Elsie Jones, son Mel Arnold and two granddaughters.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine on Friday, March 29, 2013 from where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don Harry officiating.

Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com; 519-396-2701.

 

GEORGE DYMER

It is with extreme sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of George Frederick Dymer on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the age of 74.

George was born Oct. 21, 1938 in Kincardine to his parents, Harry (Hap) and Rose Marie Dymer.

He is survived by his children: Bonnie (Dean), of Red Deer, Alberta; Heather (Wayne), of Red Deer, Alberta; Craig, of London, Ontario; and Pamela, of London, Ontario.

Also survived by his partner Diana Lynn Gemmiti, and her children Michael and Jennifer; and by grandchildren Kelly, Sydnee, Spencer, Cody, Savanna and Deanna.

Lovingly remembered by his sister Sharron Bradley, of Toronto; and his aunt Rowena Hoy, of Goderich.

George will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. He lived in Kincardine for most of his life and was known to almost everyone.

A celebration of George’s life will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2 p.m., with visitation to take place for one hour prior to the service. Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion - Ripley Branch 440 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

Dr. D.A. MILNE

Dr. Donald Arthur Douglas Milne, M.D., died peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Placida, Florida, with Doris (his loving partner and tireless caregiver in recent years) and family members at his side.

Don was born in Fenwick, Ontario, on Nov. 28, 1926 and grew up there and in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto - Medical School in 1951. After working as a family physician in Paisley, he and Doris moved their growing family to Kincardine, where he practiced family medicine for more than a quarter-century and, along with Doris, raised 10 children and lots of sheep; gardened; and played an active role in the community.

Don and Doris left his busy practice in Kincardine to work at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, followed by the United Church of Canada Medical Service, in Port Simpson, B.C. and La Scie, Newfoundland; and the Northern Ontario Medical Service, in Ear Falls, Ontario and other remote communities.

They spent many winters in Boca Grande, Florida, but always returned to their log house and garden on the outskirts of Kincardine and continued to live there in retirement. Don and Doris celebrated 61 years of marriage last June.

Don really liked people and always saw the best in them. In his work and with his family Don set an example of compassion, tolerance and understanding. He appreciated human foibles and was, above all, always able to laugh at himself. He and Doris provided a warm, fun-filled, open home for their children. He was hard working and sometimes the only physician in his Kincardine practice. The health challenges Don faced in recent years did not change his gentle, good nature; his care for family and friends; or his love of a good story. He was happiest when surrounded by friends and family, with dessert on the table and bagpipes playing in the near distance.

He leaves behind Doris; and their children: Victoria (Peter Stewart), Michael (Jocelyn), Christie (Jim Nicol), Sara (Scott Campbell), Dan (Betty), Alice (Jamie Daniel), Martha (Frank Duern), Becky (Mike Pavelick), Andrew (LaTanya Hall) and Rachael; as well as his grandchildren: Jill (Steve), Christopher (Shannon), Sarah  (Jason), Naomi (Darrell), Spenser, Chloe (Mikhail), Neil, Martha, Emma, Sam (Leah), David, Shelly, Mark, Laura, Hannah, Liam, Grace, Hazel, Hillary, James, Charlotte, Tsarius and Jack. Don also leaves great-grandchildren: Evelyn, Olivia, Avery, Simon, Isaac, Allegra, and Trey.

Don’s family will gather to remember him in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the Donald and Doris Milne Alzheimer’s Disease Fellowship at http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/donate/default.asp or by telephone at 1-800-661-1083. Please reference the name of the fellowship and the fund code R0000J01NM.

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

DON RINTOUL

Donald “Don” Gordon Rintoul, of Kincardine, passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Saturday, March 16, 2013, in his 67th year.

Beloved husband of Theresa Rintoul (née deBruyn).

Dear father of Tracy Rintoul (Chris Wainwright), of Kincardine; Renée (Steven) Marr, of Perth; Erin (Nick) Mouyeos, of Amherst, N.Y.; and Denise (Tom) Morrison, of Durham.  Cherished papa of Carson, Joey, Lucas, Holden, Ethan, Bennett, Logan, Jesse, Cameron, Eamon and Layne.

Loved brother of Jean Toovey, of Elliott Lake; and brother-in-law of Joan Rintoul, of Sudbury. Also survived by his aunt Margaret Zurbrigg, of Grimsby, and sadly missed by the deBruyn family.

Predeceased by his brother Charles Rintoul, and by his brother-in-law Harold Toovey.

He was known as "Donny Good Guy" by his co-workers at the Bruce, and was characterized as a gentle, humble Christian man who loved his Saviour, family and friends, always giving of himself unconditionally even when he wasn't feeling well. His gentle smile and presence whether at his grandkids’ events (including hockey, soccer and baseball games), walking or cycling about town, at church services, helping at the Kincardine Food Bank, or chatting with friends on the street, will be missed. He loved spending time with his family and was often seen at the Saturday evening Pipe Band carrying one of his grandkids on his shoulders.

Visitation was held at the Lighthouse Fellowship Baptist Church in Kincardine, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 1p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Eric Watson officiating.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Terry Fox Foundation, Lighthouse Fellowship Baptist Church-Building Fund or Kincardine Food Bank 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 on-line at www. daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

His earthly suffering is done and he is now at peace in his heavenly home, playing his guitar and whistling and singing to his favourite hymns and praises. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him, but we will meet again! You will be forever loved, Don, Dad, Papa, Brother, Uncle, friend and neighbour.

 

SHANE SMALL

Shane Robert Small, died at his residence on Thursday, March 21, 2011, in his 33rd year.

Loving son of Lynn (Dave) Airdrie, of Drayton; and Bob Small (Bev Ross), of Kincardine.

Dear brother of Shawna Ford (Mike Pierson), of Kincardine. Cherished uncle of Kaiden and Dawse Ford.

Beloved grandson of Doris Thompson. Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Predeceased by his grandparents Glen Callahan, and Frank and Una Small.

Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine; 519-396-2701.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

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