Wednesday, July 30, 2014




Iris Clements (née Priestley) of Kincardine passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in her 78th year.


Beloved wife of Barry.


Dear mother of Pam (Brad) Norman and Mike Clements (Robin Rutherford), all of Hespler.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Tanya (Kevin) Quigg, Devin Norman (Nadine Smith) and Tyler Clements and by great-grandson Owen Quigg.


Loved sister-in-law of Iris (Bob) Crowley of Cambridge and John (Jean) Clements of Bradford, England.


Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.  Memorial donations to the Women's House Serving Grey Bruce, the Alzheimer Society (Picks Disease), the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at





Claire Marie Emmerton passed away at the Deep River & District Hospital on July 22, 2014, in her 76th year.


She will be sorely missed by her husband of 50 years, Ivan Russell Emmerton, formerly of Huron Township; and by her children Brenda Crowder (Randy) of Cornwall, Brian (Mary) of Bolton and Bruce of Kingston.


Claire was a devoted grandmother to Jed Crowder of Ottawa and Nicole and Kayla Emmerton of Bolton.


She is survived by her brother Raymond of Chalk River. She will also be missed by her twelve nieces and nephews.


Claire was born at Sturgeon Falls on May 29, 1938, the daughter of Real and Simone Brisebois.


Claire's appreciation of life and diverse interests kept her busy, and she received many awards for her work in the community.


A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Deep River at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014.


Interment Deep River Community Cemetery.


In memoriam donations to the Deep River & District Hospital Foundation or the Parkinson's Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.


Arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Box 174 Deep River, Ontario K0J 1P0;







Agnes Marian Mewhinney (née Downey) formerly of R.R. #2, Paisley, passed away at The Village Seniors' Community in Hanover, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in her 97th year.


Beloved wife of the late Jack Mewhinney.


Dear mother of Wayne Mewhinney of R.R. #2, Paisley.


Cherished grandmother of David (Jodi) Simard and Danielle (Francis) Kopke, and great-grandmother of Olivia, Emily, Adele and Eden.


Also survived by her son-in-law Don Simard of Sault Ste. Marie.


Predeceased by her daughter Marian Simard, her sister Alison (Mac) MacDougall and her brother George (Hilda) Downey.


Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, from where the funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, with Rev. Bob Cotie officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Dave Simard, Francis Kopke, Allan Hyde, John Roppel, Herb Henkenhaf and Jim McTeer. Honourary pallbearers were Janet Robertson, Edith McMyler, Mary Jane MacDougall, Ira Berndt, Lois Schnittker and Rosemary Beaith.


Interment Lovat Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Shiloh Community Church or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at



CHARLES G. MURCH (Dec.7, 1923 - July 20, 2014) 


Charles G. Murch died in Kincardine on July 20, 2014.


Predeceased by his much loved wife Lillas (2003) to whom he was married for 47 years.


Charlie is survived by his four children (and five grandchildren): Colin (Fraser and Whitney) and wife Jean (2013); Wayne (Brandon and Maddison) and wife Connie; Wanda (Louisa); and Heather and husband Scott.


He is also survived by two great-grandchildren: Lincoln and Eli, and by his two younger sisters: Betty Ford and Peggy Barnes, both of England.


Shirley Fair, of Kincardine, was a close and good companion to Charlie for the last decade of his life, adopting him into her kind and extended family. They, along with his own family and friends, will miss him deeply.


Charlie was born in Exmouth, England to Louisa Murch (1994), and emigrated to Canada in 1951.

His letter of reference for work in Canada remained true throughout his life: "Excellent in every way. Honest, civil and respectable." Charlie worked at Firestone in Hamilton for 30 years. He loved gardening and tinkering around the yard and house. Charlie was a school crossing guard in retirement, truly enjoying helping the kids. In this role, he won several awards for his friendly, helpful attitude. In 1991, Charlie and Lillas moved to Kincardine, attracted to the small town which they thoroughly enjoyed.


The last year of Charlie's life was difficult. The love of his family and from Shirley along with the support from kind and competent people at Trillium Court and the Kincardine Hospital provided comfort.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation.


Visitation will be held at the Kincardine United Church on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1 p.m. until the celebration of Charlie's life at 2 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.


Interment Kincardine Cemetery.


Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701. Portrait and memorial online at




Donald “Don” Ribey died peacefully with family by his side at the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Owen Sound, on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in his 78th year


Don was the loving husband of Sharon (née Lacasse).


Don is survived by his sister Noreen and her husband Harry Kibler, brother Howard and his wife Audrey Ribey, sister-in-law Marsha and her husband Dan Lewis, brother-in-law Patrick and his wife Sheree Lacasse, and by many loving  nieces and nephews.


He was also a special nephew to Marion  (McKenzie) Laugheed, and Bert McKenzie and Jean Foden.


Predeceased by his parents Wilmer and Jean (McKenzie) Ribey, his sister Marion and her husband Alvin Schlorff, his niece Elinor (Schlorff) Phillips, and by his father and mother-in-law Norman and Eva (Schock) Lacasse.


Don was an educator /administrator with the former Bruce County Board of Education, a life-long member of Wesley United Church (Bruce Township), an active member of the Bruce Township Historical Society for the past 20 years and a world traveller.


Visitation was held at the Port Elgin Chapel of the T.A. Brown Funeral Home (510 Mill Street, 519-832-2222) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Bruce Township Community Centre in Underwood at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 with Rev. Jenny Stephens offering words of love and support.


Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, VON Grey Bruce, or the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce Inc. would be appreciated by the family. Memorial available online at




Gloria Rutledge of Ripley passed away on July 20, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow at the age of 82.

She was the beloved wife of Bob for 58 years.

Gloria was born in Kincardine on Aug. 24, 1931, to the late Arvilla Carter and David Mead.

Dear mother of Bill & Colleen of Huron Township, Dawna of Fergus, Gary & Anita of Huron Township, and Vicki Thoman of North Dakota. Missed by her grandchildren Cassandra, Carson, Tyson, Skylar and Serena.

Survived by her sister Beverly Peterbaugh of Ripley.

Predeceased by her sisters Pat and Donna and by her infant son.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Pine River United Church from 12 noon until the time the funeral service which was conducted at 2 p.m. Rev. Gordon Williams officiated.

Interment Ripley Cemetery.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society or Pine River United Church were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial information and condolences available online at



Ronald "Ron" Bert Collins of Owen Sound and formerly of Kincardine passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services - Owen Sound, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in his 62nd year.


Beloved husband of Gerry Collins (née Knapman).


Dear father of Tammie (Kevin) Wilkins of Kincardine, Jennifer Collins of Peterborough, Kristeen Collins of Truro, Nova Scotia, Angela Collins (Mark Harris) of Owen Sound, and Ronda Collins and Sarah Collins (Robert Steffler), all of Toronto.


Sadly missed by his grandchildren: Brennen Collins, Tyler Brock, Zachary and Joey Hough, Ashley and Alexis Collins, Amy Collins and by his great-grandson Cameron Brock.


Loved brother of Wayne (Elaine) Collins of Kincardine.


Predeceased by his brother Doug Collins.


A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. at the Kincardine Cemetery on Thursday, July 24, 2014, with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.


Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at


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





Ronnie Melita Edwards (née Coulter) of R.R.#2, Holyrood, passed away at the Victoria Hospital in London on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in her 72 year.


Beloved wife of the late Fred Edwards.


Dear mother of Michelle of London, and Jody and Ewald Rothmaier of R.R. #2, Holyrood. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Chrissy, Bella and Layne.


Also survived by sisters Bev Malmberg of Benmiller, and Camille Taylor, and by sisters-in-law Pat Edwards and Penny Coulter.


Predeceased by her husband Fred (1994), granddaughter Rilley (2003), and brother Rod.


Melita had a strong faith and love for gospel music. She loved gardening, reading and Jeopardy. She was a great friend, sister, mother and grandmother. Melita Edwards will be severely missed by many.


Visitation was held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday July 27, 2014, at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Lucknow. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating. Pastor Ray Luinstra also participated.


Interment Durham Road Baptist Cemetery.


Memorial donations to Angel Missions Haiti (Project Starfish Haiti) or to youth programs at The Harbour Church in Kincardine were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.