April 23, 2014

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Obituary

MARY CORE 

Mary Lecetta (Wetzel) Core [Lou to those who knew her], of Kincardine, died peacefully on April 16, 2014, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, at the age of 83, surrounded by her daughters.

 

Born July 13, 1930 in Punta Gorda, Florida, she was predeceased by her parents Frank and Mary Wetzel; by her sister Mariam Wetzel, of Daytona Beach, Florida; and by her husband of 56 years, Colin Paul Albert Core, of Sarnia.

 

Sadly missed by her four daughters: Debbie (Conrad) Michielson, of Kincardine; Pauline (Daniel) Cameron, of Tiverton; Dennise (Wayne) Miller, of Kincardine; and Mary Lou (Gerry Latour) Core, of London.

 

Also survived by grandchildren: Shannon (Stoyles) and Paul Bannerman, Denyce (Carver) and Kirsten Cameron; and Kayla and Lauren Latour; by great-grandchildren: Brandon and Paul Stoyles, Daniel and Mary Grace Carver, and Baby Bannerman; by her four brothers: Frank (Betty), Richard, Theile (Barb) and William, and her nieces and nephews in Florida; her brother-in-law Bill Core, and her nieces and nephews in the Sarnia area; and by her dearest friend, Peggy Dalton of Kincardine.

 

Lecetta was raised in Daytona Beach, Florida where she met a vacationing Paul Core who spotted her singing in the church choir. After a whirlwind romance the two married and settled in Sarnia, Ontario.

 

Lecetta was a homemaker, raising four daughters and happily supporting Paul's career moves from Sarnia to Burlington, Antigonish, N.S., Kincardine and Airdrie, Alberta. After retirement, the couple returned to Kincardine and spent winters in Florida.

 

The "Songbird of the South", Lecetta had a beautiful voice and loved to sing in the choir. She was an avid gardener and nature lover. She enjoyed fishing, bird watching and animals of every kind. A loving mother and grandmother, she will be remembered for her wonderful meals, hand-knit sweaters, sweet nature and willingness to help.

 

A private family funeral service was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, with Rev. Gord Williams officiating.

 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, Kincardine United Church or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Trillium Court, where Lecetta spent the past four years; as well as Dr. Gurbin and the nurses at South Bruce Grey Health Centre for their kindness and compassion.

 

 

 

DAVID FOSTER

 

David Foster, of Kincardine, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in his 74th year.

 

Beloved husband of Linda Foster (née Anderson).

 

Dear father of Laura (Bill) Matheson, of R.R. #5, Kincardine; and Dan (Jodie) Foster, of Cambridge. Loved grandfather of Lucy and Louisa.

 

Sadly missed by his brother Michael (Mary Ann) Foster, of Grimsby; and brother-in-law John (Arlene) Anderson, of Burks Falls.

 

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

 

Private family arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine; 519-396-2701. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

JOHN MacKENZIE

John Norman MacKenzie died peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre- Kincardine, in his 63rd year.

 

Dear brother of Marg and her husband Raymond Todd.

 

Loving uncle of Andrew, James and Steven.

 

Private family cremation services have taken place.

 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Huron Shores Cremation Services, 1-888- 982-8175.

 

 

 

GEORGINA SMILEY-WHITE

 

Georgina Ann Smiley-White (née Zblowski) passed away quietly during the night on April 14, 2014.

 

Predeceased by her husband Donald White.

 

Loving mother of Dave and Annette Smiley, of Glammis; and Mike and Linda Smiley, of Ripley. Mother-in-law of Jocelyn Tomenchuk-White.

 

Loving grandmother of Katrina, Natasha and R.J. Smiley; Mitchell Smiley; Kimberly Watson; Douglas, Justin, Natasha and M.J. Vaessen; Ryan and Maegan Byrnes; and Sandy and Laura White; and great-grandmother of seven.

 

Loving sister of Francis Bush, Florence Murray and Pat Bloski, and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

 

Praise God that she is resting in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

 

A memorial service will be held at the Kinlough Pentecostal Church at 11 a.m. on May 3, 2014.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Society or to the Humane Society would be appreciated.

 

 

JANET SHEWFELT

Janet Louise Shewfelt (née Verheye), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in her 87th year.

 

Beloved wife of the late Orville Shewfelt and the late David Dickson.

 

Dear mother of Dennis (Katie), of Whitehorse, Yukon; Dale (Brenda), of Kincardine; Donald (Bonnie), of Hanover; Darlene (Perry) McIsaac, of Florenceville, N.B.; Denise Millette, of Southampton; and Dean (Ivon), of Kincardine.

 

Loved grandmother of Kirsten (Tim), Keara (Jamie), Duane, Dustin, Jamie, Logan, Cody, Casey, Breton, Keegan, Ainsley, Latasha and Robbie. Great-grandmother of Owen, Noah, Kayden and Everly. 

Sister of Henry Verheye, of Listowel; Margaret Small and Cyriel (Pat) Verheye, all of Kincardine; and Bobby Verheye, of Hamilton.

 

Predeceased by her brother Albert Verheye, her sister Shirley Wayland, her brothers-in-law Raymond Small and Gordon Wayland, and sister-in-law Grace Verheye.

 

Janet started an early career as a waitress at the Bruce Inn. During the Second World War, she worked in Malcolm's Factory making airplane parts. After marrying Orville, in 1948, she became a wonderful mother and devoted wife working by Orville's side on the family farm, with their three little boys. In 1960, they moved to Kincardine and enjoyed their life on King Street, adding three more children to the nest. She became a neighbourhood mother to many and we often hear stories of her love and attention given to so many, young and old alike.

 

As they established themselves in town, Orville and Janet attended and became long-time members of the Kincardine United Church, where Janet eventually became the devoted custodian for 40 years, with her family working by her side.

 

The tragic loss of Orville in 2004 changed her life. Missing him, but carrying on, she created a new life at Trillium Court (TC). Janet was always active in community groups and continued to attend all the community activities that TC offered in her last eight years. Her freedom of expression and clarity of thought were never underestimated!

 

Janet was a member of the Celebration Singers, the Kincardine Horticultural Club, the Kincardine Agricultural Society, and the Kincardine United Church’s women's group. During her life at Trillium Court, she attended art classes, exercise classes, Rotary Bingo, various committee meetings, Bible Study groups and all special events.

 

Janet's zest for life was contagious and she had the most amazing and witty sense of humour that made everyone laugh - even during her last days with us. Janet lived her faith with a servant's heart. She helped all those she could and always had a desire to help those in need and less fortunate than herself. Her endless commitment to service and charitable organizations was extensive - always ready to lend a hand. Even in her later years, she continued to care for and nurture others. When she was able, she would do errands for other TC friends - offering rides and helping out any way she could. She loved to run the coffee shop in the Atrium and made sure those less able were out to attend the TC church services or other events. She will be missed by her TC family.

 

The Golden Years were really golden for Janet when she was married to David Dickson and enjoyed four love-filled years with him at TC. Their time together was a very special part of her life, and she missed him so much when he passed away in 2012.

 

Most of all, Janet was a wonderful Mom and Nana to her family. She loved to be a part of their lives and attend their activities whenever possible. Her faith-filled life has been an example of selflessness and love. She was truly a woman of integrity and joy.

 

Thank you to those at TC who have enhanced Janet's life these past eight years. We are grateful that she was so happy and content in her TC home. A very special thank you to the Retire-At-Home adopted daughters that cared for Janet with so much love, compassion, patience and a sense of humour during her struggle with health issues. Kylie, Kim, Leanne, Tina and Deb went above and beyond their call of duty to bring contentment and comfort to Janet and peace of mind to her children.

 

Visitation was held at the Kincardine United Church on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1p.m., with Pastor David Baker officiating.

 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to the Kincardine & District Horticultural Society or the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine ON N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701. 

 

 

CHARLES ADAMS WALLIS (1937 - 2014)

Charles Adams Wallis, of Kincardine, passed away at the Owen Sound Hospital ICU, and went home to Heaven on April 17, 2014, at the age of 77 years.

 

Dearly missed by his wife of almost 28 years, Barbara.

 

Fondly remembered by his "big" sister Abigail Jerome, of Houston, Texas; and by his nephew and nieces: Douglas Jerome (Karen), of Beaumont, Texas; Abigail Tonry (Gary), of Houston, Texas; Kelley Merritt (Darren), of Walnut Creek, California; and Jennifer Wieseneck (Jim), of Mandeville, Louisiana; and by their families and several dear cousins.

 

Predeceased by his nephew William Jerome (Laura).

 

Charlie was born in New York City to Canadian parents, the late Frederick and Abigail (Stewart) Wallis. He grew up in Connecticut and Winnipeg, and spent summers with grandparents at the family farm near Clinton, Ontario.

 

Charlie served ten years with the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent time in Cold War Europe. Later his career was in construction, in the field of non-destructive testing as a quality control supervisor for Ontario Hydro. He was proud of the part he played in the construction of both the Pickering and Bruce Nuclear Generating Stations in Ontario.

 

After retirement, Charlie was busier than ever, becoming a licensed lay pastor and pursuing his favourite hobby of gardening. He was a master gardener, of both vegetables and flowers. One of his missions in life was to supply all his neighbours, friends, church, and half of Bruce County, with all the veggies they could eat. Yes, it was a very large garden, and later a small orchard was added.  Every year, produce from garden and orchard was eagerly entered in the Ripley Fall Fair, with many prize-winning results.

 

Around his home, Charlie was a skilled craftsman who could build or repair almost anything in his beloved workshop. He built many bird houses and feeders (often to give away) and also restored many pieces of antique furniture. His careful maintenance of small-engine equipment, such as lawn mowers and roto-tillers, kept them running well beyond their normal life span.

 

Charlie loved nature and wildlife. He was always happy to take anyone on a nature hike to share his great knowledge of animals and birds and their ways. He was usually accompanied by Snuffy, or another one of a series of Black Labs, who brought great joy to our lives with their antics and quirky personalities.

 

Charlie was a gifted writer, in spite of dyslexia. He was known for his annual newsletter, and people would sometimes ask if he had ever considered writing a book. His dry, deadpan, slightly twisted sense of humour was a trademark - that was what caught Barbara's attention when they first met at the Bervie Church.

 

Charlie had a deep Christian faith and considered the local church his family. One of his greatest accomplishments was teaching the teen Sunday School class for 35 years (many of those with Barbara). He felt honoured to be invited to several weddings of former students, and started feeling "old" when the second generation of kids began showing up in his class. Another of Charlie's ministries was to seniors. He would visit friends in retirement and nursing homes, and together with Barbara, would conduct Sunday afternoon worship services.  It was Charlie's faith that helped him conquer alcoholism in his younger days, and later gave him strength to live for more than 20 years with bronchiectasis, an uncommon, chronic, degenerative lung disease that made him vulnerable to repeated infections and pneumonia, and gradually took away his strength, appetite, and ability to breathe.

 

Jesus said, "Come unto Me, all who labour and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest."  Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, in Kincardine, on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. from where the funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, with Rev. Brian Martin officiating.

 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to the Lung Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com