April 29, 2009

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Obituary

TARA CHATHAM

 

Tara Andrea Chatham, of Ripley, died suddenly on Sunday, April 19, 2009, in her 38th year.

She was the beloved daughter of John and Pat Chatham, and the dear sister of Brent (Joanna) Chatham and aunt of Jacob, all of Ripley.

She is survived by her grandmothers Gwen Einarson and Helen Chatham; as well as by several aunts and uncles: Ginny (Bob) Brown, Ken (Laura) Einarson, Charlene Purchase, Elisabeth Vezina (Gary King), Louise Safford (Larry Reeves), William Chatham and Andrew Chatham.

Lovingly remembered by her many cousins: Jessica, Olivia, Eileen, Richard, Brian, Max, Joanne, Audra, Stacey, Dianna, Janise, Ryan and Kaitlyn. Tara was a special friend to Sam and Alex Gurbin and to Sara Lotton and her family.

She will be sadly missed by the many members of her hockey and baseball “family” and by all those she played with and coached.

Visitation was held in the chapel at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, from 6-9 p.m. A memorial service was conducted from the chapel at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2009, with Marion Raynard officiating.

Donations to the Township of Huron-Kinloss – Minor Hockey were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial and picture available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

VERNA CUNNINGHAM

 

Verna Mary Cunningham passed away peacefully at the South Grey Bruce Health Centre -Kincardine, on Saturday April 18, 2009, in her 90th year.

Sadly missed by her daughter Ann Ellis (Scott); and daughter in law Mary Jane Cunningham (Adam). Proud grandmother of Wesley William Ellis. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Mary completed her nursing degree at UWO. In 1944 she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, and her many postings took her to every corner of Canada. During the Korean War, she was involved in innovative aero medical evacuation techniques, flying from Hawaii and Tokyo, Japan. In 1955 she completed her masters degree at Columbia University, in New York City. She travelled throughout Europe while stationed at Canadian Forces medical facilities. Finally, Mary came home to Ottawa in 1961 to be Matron (squadron leader) of the new National Defence Medical Centre on its opening.

After retiring, her focus was her family, friends and hobbies. She was an avid gardener, reader, knitter and continued to travel the world.

A memorial service was held at the Rushnell Funeral Home in Trenton, at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2009, with Padre Stan Whitehouse officiating. A Celebration of Life reception immediately following.

Internment Kingsville Cemetery, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations were made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or a charity of choice. Portrait and memorial available on-ine at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

MARILYN GUY

 

Marilyn Doreen Guy (Pace) died peacefully at Tall Pines Long-Term Care, Brampton, on Tuesday, April 14,2009, in her 64th year.

Loving mother of Jeffery (Angela). Grandmother of Robert and Shelby.

Predeceased by her parents, William M. and Mae (Gottschalk) Pace; husband, Robert Ivan Guy (1994); and daughter Susan Marie (1995).

Dear sister of Bill (Marlene) Pace, Mary (Gord) Sayers and their families; and the siblings and families of Ivan Guy.

Interment was in Brampton Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

 

ANNIE MAURER

 

Annie Evelyn Maurer (nee Emmerton), of Kincardine, died at Trillium Court on Thursday, April 23, 2009, in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Wilson Maurer. She was born Sept. 19, 1919 in Huron Township.

Dear mother of Harold (Lynda) Maurer and Rhetha (Dan) Roy, all of Kincardine.

Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Darren (Lynn) Maurer, Darcie Maurer, Brent (Jolene) Roy and Michael (Denise) Roy; and her great grandchildren: Sammy, Emmie, Mikayla and Sierra.

Also survived by sister-in-law Sylvia Emmerton, of Kincardine. Dear friend of Pauline Floyd, of Kincardine.

Predeceased by her sisters Frances Walsh, Edna Wilken and Lizzie Geddes; and by her brothers Ed, Joe, Herb, Al, Gord and Stan Emmerton.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Sunday, April 26, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the chapel at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2009, with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.

Pallbearers were Darren Maurer, Brent Roy, Michael Roy, John Walsh, Doug Emmerton and Floyd Johnston.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to St. Luke’s Anglican Church or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.