Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Obituary

ANNE ANDERSON

Anne Anderson, beloved wife of the late Cecil Gardner and Charles Anderson, passed away at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow on Monday, April 4, 2016, at age 94.

She was born in Aneroid, Saskatchewan on Aug. 5, 1921, to the late Margaret (Wilkes) and Wilfred Quaid.

Dear Mother of Ken (Wendy) Gardner of Point Clark, Charlene (Doug) McEwan of Holyrood and Joan (Bob) Cresswell of Aylmer. Greatly missed by 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Also survived by daughter-in-law Anne Gardner of Point Clark, sister Millie Montgomery of Listowel, brothers John Quaid and Ken "Bud" Quaid, both of Sarnia, sister-in-law Dorothy Anderson of Mount Hope and by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by son Ron Gardner and sisters Helen Dickson, Marion DeSilva and Mabel Westlake.

Visitation was held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Lucknow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

The funeral service was conducted from the Lucknow United Church at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016, with Rev. Lynne Wilson officiating.  Pallbearers were Shawn McEwan, Scott Gardner, Roy Gardner, Rod McDonough, Angela Diamond and Jennifer Rose. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Andrew, Steve McEwan and Mike McEwan. Flower bearers were Susan Skillen and Makena McEwan.

Spring interment Greenhill Cemetery.

Donations to the Lucknow United Church were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.   Condolences may be left online at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com

 

JOHN KEMPERS

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, Concession 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 was delighted in the company of youngsters.

John 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.

Interment will take place at Port Bruce Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016, and will be followed by a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. at the Kincardine Baptist Church, 559 Queen Street, Kincardine, 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. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.