Wednesday, January 6, 2016



Wesley “Wes” Rosswell Giesz of Kincardine passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in his 97th year.

Missed by his good friends Gordon and Mary McGarvey. Predeceased by his brothers Percy Giesz and Maurice (Gladys) Giesz. He will be missed by many cousins and close friends.

A memorial service will take place at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don Harry, officiating. Spring interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial donations to Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the Kincardine United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Kim Elizabeth Johnston of RR 1 Kincardine passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in her 56th year.

Beloved wife of Kevin Johnston. Loving mother of April Johnston (Tim Palmer) of Point Clark and Kyle Johnston (Sandra) of Edmonton. Special grandma of Cassie Johnston. Cherished daughter of Keith and Marilyn (Needham) McFadden of Kincardine. Dear sister of Debbie Reid (Craig Glen) of Goderich and Shelley Neale (Whitley) of British Columbia. Fondly remembered by her father and mother-in-law, Bob and Betty Johnston of Kincardine, members of the Johnston family, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Kim’s wishes, a private family service will take place. Memorial donations to Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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John Kempers passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Norma Kempers (née Shaw). Loving father of Les Kempers (Trudy Stanley-Kempers), Blair Kempers (Heather), Roger Kempers (Maeve O’Connell) and Linda Kempers.

Dear Opa of Hillary, Charlie and Niamh Kempers.

Survived by his siblings Suze Samsom (Piet), Dien Janmaat (Louis), Louis Kempers (Cobie), Joop Kempers (Nel) all of the Netherlands, and Catherine Verlaan (Gerald) Phelpston of Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Leander and Wilhelmina (Zijerveld) Kempers and brother Piet Kempers (Rie).

John immigrated to Canada in 1964 after serving with the Dutch Air Force for two years at a NATO Base in Germany. He worked in Stayner and Elmvale until 1970 when he began raising and milking Holsteins at Lot 10, Conc. 10 of Bruce Township. His fondness for animals extended to those that shared his fields and woodlots.

He enjoyed woodworking and made many pieces of furniture for himself and others. Sailboarding and gardening were other interests. Visiting with friends was special for him and he delighted in the company of youngsters.

He served his Lord faithfully in many ways at Kincardine Baptist Church and, for several years, was a volunteer driver for both Women's Houses and the CAS. We will miss his quiet sense of humour and the one-liners that could prompt instant hilarity.

John will be rejoicing in the presence of Jesus and that his lively spirit is beyond the limitations of his body. We will cherish our memories of him!

Inurnment will take place at Port Bruce Cemetery on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at the Kincardine Baptist Church (559 Queen Street), Kincardine at 1 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.

Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Alvin Errington Thompson, formerly of RR 2 Kincardine, passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, in his 90 year.

Beloved husband of 64 years to Virene “Vi” Thompson (Finlayson) of R-Villa. Dear father of Sandra MacDonald (Allan) of RR 2 Ripley, Karen Riley (Tom) of RR 4 Walkerton, Arlene Thompson (Peter Corbett) of London, Brian Thompson (Betty Anne Bushell) of RR 2 Kincardine, Joyce Cotterall (Chris) of Brisbane, Australia and Janice Thompson (Ron Johnston) of Granbury, Texas. Missed by his grandchildren, Terry (Sean Pressey), Regan (Derek Hori), James MacDonald, Bradley MacDonald, Brett Thompson (Dan Wright), Allyson (Andrew Lambert), Robyn (Greg Farrell), Amanda Riley, Darcy Cotterall and Elly Cotterall and great-grandchildren, Emma, Evie, Evan, Nathan and Jack. Fondly remembered by sister Bernice Norman of Kincardine, sisters-in-law Oral Cameron of London and Marilyn Johnston (Bob) of Ripley and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Clara (Merritt) Thompson, grandson Jason Thompson, nephew Scott Cameron and brothers-in-law John Norman and Murray Cameron.

Alvin was a dedicated farmer and avid horsemen. He was a member of the Kincardine Oddfellows Lodge and Kincardine Agricultural Society for many years. Alvin was reeve of Kincardine Township for 12 years and warden of Bruce County in 1980. He was a member of the Bruce County Board of Education for 12 years and served a term as chairman.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Monday, Dec. 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., where the funeral service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Don Harry officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Sean Pressey, Derek Hori, Bradley & James MacDonald, Dan Wright & Greg Farrell. Flowerbearers were Terry Pressey, Regan Hori, Brett Thompson, Allyson Lambert, Robyn Farrell, Amanda Riley and Elly Cotterall. Interment Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to Kincardine United Church, Kincardine Hospital Foundation or Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home Resident’s Council would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Gerald “Gerry” Gabriel Whynotte of Kincardine passed away at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Jeanette Whynotte (née Bowers) of Kincardine. Dear father of Patti (Joe) Walmsley of Toronto and Dawn (Jon) Anderson of Barrie. Loving grandfather of Monik (Mat), Cassandra and Kelly. Missed by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Also missed by his faithful canine companion Scamp.

Interment, Kincardine Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.

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