FEBRUARY 25, 2009

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Obituary

JACK CONNELL

Jack Alexander Connell, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in his 78th year. 

Beloved husband of Lee Connell (née Burgess).  Dear father of Tamis (Dean) Rackley, of Kincardine. 

Cherished grandfather of Kyla and Kelsey.  Loved brother of Bob Connell, of Mississauga; and brother-in-law of Nancy Connell, of Kincardine. 

Predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth, and  his brother Bill Connell. 

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009,  from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

JUDY COLLING

Judy Colling (née Nicholson), beloved wife of Gerald Colling of Ripley, passed away at the Kincardine hospital on Feb.16, 2009, at the age of 64. 

Greatly missed by children Brian (Gail) Colling, Paul (Susan) Colling and Darlene (John) McIntosh, all of Ripley. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren: Chad, Kaitlyn, Jarred, Steven, Jacquelyn, Shawn, Zac and Mitch.

Also remembered by brother Ron (Lynn) Nicholson, of Ripley; sister Bonnie (Eric) Taylor, of Lucknow; and by special nieces, nephews and step-family: Colleen (Eugene) Dunlop, of Fergus; Ken MacDonald, Marilyn MacDonald, and Rod (Betty) MacDonald, all of Kincardine. 

Predeceased by her parents Gladys (Neubauer) and Clayton Nicholson, and step-mother Doris Nicholson. 

Judy had a great sense of community and was involved in the Ripley Horticultural Society, the Ripley Business Association, the Ripley Huron Community School milk program, St. Andrew's United Church and the UCW.  Judy was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed her outings with the "Theatre Girls." Judy will forever be remembered for her famous pickles, shortbread cookies and strawberry jam. She loved to spend time with family and friends, with her grandchildren being her greatest pride and joy. Her presence will be missed at their hockey games and at the baseball diamond.

Judy touched the lives of many people with her acts of kindness, support, compassion and understanding. Someone so special can never be forgotten.

Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service was held at St. Andrew's United Church, Ripley, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, with Rev. Diane Dier officiating. 

Pallbearers were Chad Colling, Steven Colling, Shawn McIntosh, Brent Colling, Shawn Colling and Michael Nicholson, with honorary pallbearer Murray Colling. 

Flower bearers were Kaitlyn Colling, Jacquelyn Colling, Jarred Colling, Zac McIntosh, Mitch McIntosh, Paula Taylor, Whitney Taylor, Carol Anne Hohner, Mary Anne MacDonald and Christina Kalchos. 

Spring interment Ripley Cemetery. 

Donarions to Alzheimers. Ripley Minor Sports and St. Andrew's United Church were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

ROBERT CUNNINGHAM

 

Robert "Bob" Cunningham, born Dec. 9, 1949, in Newmarket, Ontario, passed away Dec. 31, 2008 in Wiarton, Ontario in his 60th year.

His family would like to thank the community of Kincardine of which Bob was a member for the past nine years. He spoke fondly of Dr. Lisa Roth and staff and the nurses of the Kincardine Hospital. Groups such as the Literacy Program, the Kincardine Friendship Group, the Dory, the Scottish Festival and the Alzheimer Society all have supportive members who were so special to Bob. The Church of the Messiah, Ron at the pharmacy and the staff at Tim’s made Bob feel welcome on his journeys about town. While Kincardine and District Community Living provided a home, support and a nurturing environment. Tammy Page, John and other support staff, as well as the residents of the Kingsway home, were an extended family to Bob. Thanks to each and every one of you. 

Bob was full of memorable stories about many people. As his family, we may never be able to put a face to your name, but please know in your hearts that your friendship, care and concern made a difference in our son/brother’s life. Thanks to everyone who sent flowers, cards and donations in the memory of such a wonderful man.

- Thelma, James, Katharine and David

 

 

KATIE JEAN DONOVAN

 

Katie Jean Donovan of Toronto died at her residence, on Monday, January 5, 2009, in her 33rd  year.

Beloved daughter of Dianne Donovan (née Neil).  Dear sister of Neil C. Donovan.  Predeceased by her father Graham J. Donovan.  Loved niece of Nancy Connell of Kincardine, Peter Donovan of the United States, and Julia and David Peart of England.

A memorial service will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating.  Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.