May 13, 2009

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Obituary

IRENE CRAWFORD

Irene H. Crawford, of Royal Court, Riverview and formerly of Coronation Drive, Moncton, passed away at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. 

Irene is sadly missed by her sons: David (Brenda), St. Mary's, Ontario; and Douglas (Louise) Chemainus, B.C.; by her grandchildren Victoria and Trevor; and by her great grandchildren Sean and Ian. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clarence (Bun) O. Crawford (1994). 

Born in Glammis, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late David and Margaret (Colwell) Robertson. Irene was a member of St. John's United Church and former Director of Volunteers at the Moncton Hospital. She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed gardening, reading, doing day trips and socializing with her friends. 

A graveside service will be held at the Kincardine Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2009.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangement entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine; 519-396-2701.

GORDON DENNIS

Gordon Dennis died suddenly, at the age of 58, on Sunday, May 10, 2009.

Beloved husband of Lee Ann (née Palubiski) Dennis. 

Dear father of Danielle Richer (Ronald) and Jennifer Sousa (Frank), all of Guelph. Gordon was the adoring grandfather of Ethan and Mackenzie Richer. ]

He is also survived by his siblings Joyce Coles, Myra Ellig, Jeff Dennis, Perry Dennis, Bryan Dennis, Donna Baumhauer and Todd Dennis; by his mother, Gwen Dennis; and by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. 

Gordon was predeceased by his father, Donald Dennis.

Friends are invited to meet with the family at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Rockwood Chapel, 117 Guelph Street, Rockwood, on Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Rockwood United Church, 119 Harris St., Rockwood, at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2009. 

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cards are available at the funeral home (519-856-1100) or you may send condolences on-line at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.

 

JOHN EMMERTON

Oct. 29, 1940 – May 1, 2009

John Douglas Emmerton was born in Huron Township on Oct. 29, 1940, and passed away in Comox, B.C., May 1, 2009.

Left to mourn are his daughter Jackie, of Walkerton; his son Shane (Angela), of London; his wife Elaine, of Huron Township; and his beloved grandson Cooper, of London.

John is survived by five siblings and their families: Terry, of Harriston; Lynn, of Winnipeg; Kenneth , of Massey; Dan, of Ripley; and Helen Jean, of Downsview; as well as sister-in-law Sally, of Edmonton.

Predeceased by his parents, Gord and Eileen Emmerton; sister Nancy Swan; and brother Bert Emmerton.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Lurgan, followed by a time to visit in the church hall.

Memorial donations to St. Luke's Anglican Church would be gratefullly appreciated.

WINNIFRED MacDONALD

Winnie MacDonald (Swan), beloved wife of Stewart MacDonald, died May 8, 2009, at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, in her 88th year. 

Winnie and Stewart had been married for 63 years. 

She will be sadly missed by her children: Murray, of London; Doug and his wife Eva, of Belmont; and Bill and his wife Sharon, of London; and by daughter-in-law Bonnie Stainton, of London

Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Rob, Ryan, Wendie, Tammy, Nicole, Brad, and Jennifer; and by her eight great-grandchildren. 

She is also survived by her sisters Belle Mole and Rita Merkley, both of Lucknow; and by her sisters-in-law Jean Colling, Donalda MacDonald, Isobel Brook, Sheila MacDonald, and Audrey MacDonald. 

Predeceased by her parents, Sam and Clara Swan; and her sister Doris Nicholson. 

Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, on Monday, May 11, 2009, from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service was held from the chapel on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Diane Dier officiating.

Interment Ripley Cemetery

Donations to the St. Andrew’s United Church were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Photo and memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

DORIS SHANKS

Doris May Shanks (née Twolan) died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre on Thursday, April 23, 2009, in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Shanks (February, 2006).

Daughter of the late James and Theresa Twolan.

Loving mother of Myrna Aylett and husband; the late John LeClair, of Paris, Ont.; Robert Shanks and his wife Bonita, of Elphin, Ont; Rodney Shanks and his wife Karen, of Kincardine, Ont.; Catherine McConnell and her husband Dean, of Orleans, Ont.; and Heather McElroy and her husband Jim, of Blakely, PA.

Treasured grandmother of Robert Aylett, James (Jessica), Joshua and Erin McConnell, Christopher (Julie) and Jay (Amy) Dunlop, Heather Lynn Shanks and Emily and Mackenzie McElroy. Cherished great grandmother of Paisley and Payton Dunlop, and Jakob and Kali Dunlop.

Survived by sisters Ruby Corrigall, of Bristol, QC and Leona Chabot, of Bristol Mines, QC; and by many nieces and nephews. Also fondly remembered by special caregivers Salma Fikak and Aycel Cortes, and the fabulous staff of the Perley Rideau; Momma loved you all.

Predeceased by sisters Evelyn and Viola; and by brothers Harry, Dalton, Lionel and Leo.

A service in her memory was held in the chapel at 1 p.m. at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre, Ottawa on Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, were gratefully accepted. Arrangements entrusted to the Kelly Funeral Home, Orleans Chapel. 613-837-2370.