Wednesday, May 28, 2014



Mary Black (McGuire), beloved wife of the late Walter Black, formerly of Ripley, passed away at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow on Wednesday May 21, 2014, in her 92nd year.


Mary was born in Huron Township on April 16, 1923 to the late Maud (Wilkinson) and William McGuire.


Dear mother of David Black (Emelie Hubert) of Fredericton, NB; Jim Black (Kathy) of Ripley; Joyce Black (David Olinger) of Grande Prairie, AB; and the late Bill Black (Judy) of London.  Also greatly missed by grandchildren: Natalie (Peter), Meaghan, Annette (Ryan), Neal, Peter and Kim; by great granddaughter Charlotte; by daughters-in-law Jana Keller and Judy Black, both of London; and by numerous nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by brothers Gordon and Jack McGuire, and sister Dorothy Engel.


Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley on Friday May 23, 2014. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 with Judy Zarubick officiating.


Interment at Ripley Cemetery will take place at a later date.


Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be left online at




Margaret Edna Eleanor Hetsler (née Carr), of Kincardine, passed away at Trillium Court on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in her 102nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Mel Hetsler.

Dear mother of Betty (Stuart) Grigg and Shirley (Ross) Sturdy, all of Kincardine.

Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Lisa (Alvin) Storey, Paul (Cindy) Grigg, Kim (Mike) Logan and Scott (Sabrina) Sturdy; and by her great-grandchildren: Rebecca, Brooke, Marlise, Ella, Claiya, Elyse, Lily, Zachary, Alexander and Matthew.

Predeceased by her sisters Jennie Mae Carr and Phyllis Lemont, and her brothers Lorne and Murray Carr.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Gord Williams officiating.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the Kincardine United Church- Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at


Ronald "Ron" Edward Neyvatte, of Kincardine, died at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, May 19, 2014, in his 82nd year.

He was born in Orillia, on  March 16, 1933, to Mary and Cyril Neyvatte. Ron's father was in the R.C.A.F. and was posted to many different places.

Ron went to school in Halifax and Toronto and to Trenton High School. Cyril played the trumpet in the airforce band, so Ron wanted to play the trumpet. Ron played in the high school band and met Joyce Dainard; they were married in Smithfield in 1952.  Ron worked at the silver plating plant in Trenton. He studied by correspondence to become a chem tech and worked for Bata Shoe.

They couple lived in Batawa and had sons Mark (1954) and David (1958) before moving to Pembroke, where Ron worked for the Eddy Match Company, where children Donna Louise (1959) and Beverley (1964) were born.  Ron joined Ontario Hydro in 1963 and trained at Rolfton, moving to Kincardine in 1964 to work at Douglas Point until his retirement.

Ron loved to play in every band he could find. In his band “The Impression” he played with Ken Kelly, Mike Smith and numerous other members over the years. When Beverley was old enough, she joined in and sang in this band while also playing for “Moe'n The Lawn”. Ron loved Kincardine. He, along with Jim Moore, were the founding members of the Kincardine Community Concert Band. He also played in the Stardust Big Band, the Kincardine Brass Band and the Kincardine United Church Band, often playing at Malcolm House and Trillium Court, as well as several churches and for weddings.

Ron loved the computer, TV, reading, swimming and photography - but most of all music and, of course, his family. (Mom always said she would be scared to make him choose between her or the trumpet as the trumpet might win).

Ron was very proud of every grandchild and great-grandchild and loved to take pictures of them.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Joyce; his children: Mark (Donna) Neyvatte, in Guelph; David (Mary) Neyvatte, in Ripley; Donna (Dennis) Burrows, in Kincardine; and Beverley Somerville, in Oshawa; and by his grandchildren: Chris (Crystal) Neyvatte, Amberley Beach; Rachael (Jamie) Taylor, Shilo, Manitoba; Jeffrey Burrows, Kincardine; Jason Burrows, Kincardine; Michelle Somerville, Oshawa; Clayton Neyvatte; and David, Charlie, Jesse Nelson, of Ripley; and great-grandchildren: Tori, Juliann, River and Kaia.

Lovingly remembered by his sisters Kathy Neyvatte, of Edmonton; and Mary Elizabeth (Mike) Zerbes, of Delhi; and by brothers-in-law Clare (Doris) Dainard, of Trenton; Fred (Linda) Dainard, of Niagara Falls; and sister-in-law Barbara Ann (Walter) Graveley, of Cornwall; and their families.

Predeceased by his parents Cyril and Mary (Montgomery) Neyvatte.

Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine on Thursday, May 22, 2014 and at the Kincardine United Church on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Community Concert Band or the Kincardine United Church were appreciated. Portrait and memorial available online at