Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Obituary

DONALD CRAIG

Donald Millard Craig of Kincardine passed away, surrounded by family, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Monday, March 28, 2016, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Lois Craig (née Gossel).

Loving father of Katherine Gowing (John) of Tiverton, Donna Gander (Geoff) of Sarnia, Kenneth Craig (Nancy) of Kincardine and Anne McBride (George) of Kincardine.

Sadly missed by 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Isabel.

Predeceased by his parents Millard and Mae (Acton) Craig and siblings Arnold, Verna, Jack and Bob.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

A public interment took place at the Kincardine Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016, followed by the memorial service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Serving as pallbearers were Bryan, Jim and Phillip Craig, Craig Gander, Andrew Gowing and Luke McBride.

Memorial donations to Chalmers Church or Bruce Grey Child and Family Services would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

BRIAN McBRIDE

Brian McBride of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in his 72nd year.

Cherished husband of Barb (née Sine).

Loving father of Mark (Donna) of Ripley and Derek (Dawn) of Kincardine. Dear grandfather of Sheldon, Madison, Mercedes, Jordan and Brooklyn.

Beloved brother of Linda (Jerry) Low of Coquitlam, B.C., and Dianne (Byron) Palmer of Huntsville. Also missed by brother-in-law Bruce Sine (friend Mary Smid) of Kincardine.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016.

A private family service has taken place with Pastor Judy Zarubick officiating.

Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the War Amps or a charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

DENNIS M. RIGGIN

Dennis Melville Riggin of Kincardine died on Saturday, April 2, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, nine days shy of his 80th birthday.

Beloved husband and soul mate of Shirley (née Workman).

Devoted father of Larry and Sue of London, Pat and Charlene of London, Barb and Phil Potter of Exeter, and Colleen and Donna of London.

Proud grandfather of Lauren, Brendan, Alex, Erin, Dayna (Curt), Mac (Alyssa), Katey,Will, Evan and Ryan. Cherished great-grandfather to Addison, the twinkle of his eye.

Dennis was the son of the late Mel and Dickie (née Brown) Riggin of Kincardine and big brother of Sally (Ray Boileau) of Brantford, Mike (Helen Quinn) of Midland, Margie (Jake Baylis) of Chatham, and Dave of Goderich. Brother-in-law to Alice Smith of Toronto and Joan Jones (the late Bill) of Caledonia. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.

First Period:  Left home at age 14 to join the Detroit Red Wings Organization and has been a faithful Alumnus ever since.

Second Period: Loved life to the fullest in a 30-year career with Molson's in London and Toronto, where he made quite an impression on the business communities.

Third Period: Retired to Kincardine "where you truly are a stranger only once". Dennis had an easy smile and quick wave for all who passed his way. He was always willing to give of himself to the community, charities and had a never-ending support of the underdog.

Overtime: Sincere thanks to Dr. Gary Gurbin and the medical team at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre who repeatedly performed medical miracles and provided world-class care over the past decade.

A wake to celebrate Dennis' life will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 1-3 p.m. at the Ainsdale Golf Course in Kincardine; and on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 1-3 p.m. at Joe Kool's in London.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

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

 

ELISABETH “BETTY” SANJANA

Elisabeth “Betty” Sanjana (née Shaw) of Kincardine died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Friday, March 25, 2016, in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late James Sanjana, who predeceased her in November 2012.

Dear mother of Jane (Rolf) Willich of R.R. #2, Tiverton; Lesley (David) Ribner of Andover, Massachusetts; and Victoria Sanjana (Mark Liddall) of Toronto.

Cherished grandmother of Max (Jessica) Willich, Oliver (Jessie) Willich, Simon Ribner and Elliott Ribner; and great-grandmother of Isabela Willich and Felix Willich.

Fondly remembered by her sister Helen Giejgo of London, England; cousin Moyra Kitson of Kilmarnock, Scotland; sister-in-law June Sanjana of Scotland; and by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, William and Isabella (née Neil) Shaw.

Betty was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland on June 22, 1926. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1948. Betty immigrated to Canada in 1954, raised three daughters and owned several retail stores in Brampton. An accomplished artist, Betty’s artwork has been exhibited throughout Ontario and the United Kingdom.

A memorial service to celebrate Betty’s life was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016, with celebrant Ann Maycock.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.