Wednesday, May 18, 2016



Claudette Sonja May West-Clarke died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Predeceased by her parents, Claude and Joyce West; and by her brother Laurence.

She is sadly missed by her beloved and doting husband Claude, to whom she was married for almost 44 years, as well as her sisters Patricia, Faith, Carol and Deborah and her brothers Carl, Earl and Bryan.

Claudette was born in the Parish of Saint Andrew on the lovely island of Jamaica. Her family immigrated to Canada in the early 1960s.

She was a loyal and dedicated servant of Jehovah for over 50 years. Because of her strong faith and love for Jehovah, she was moved to serve frequently as an auxiliary pioneer and also as a regular pioneer for 13 years. Claudette assisted many to get to know and love Jehovah.

Claudette was well-known for her warm, tranquil and loving demeanour, which was appealing to all. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her fellow worshippers in the Hamilton, Kitchener, Burlington and Kincardine congregations.

A public memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1628 Concession 5, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 2X6.

Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, 12 Queen Street, Box 248, Ripley N0G 2R0; 519-395-2969;



Ronald Alexander Gilchrist died peacefully, with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Thursday, May 12, 2016, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband and best friend for 67 years of Jean (née Lamont).

Loving Dad of Brian and his wife Margie, Carol and her husband Bruce Woods, and Barbara and her husband Tom Laverock. Proud Grandpa of Tiffany (Andy), Trevor, Kellye (Sean), Alicia (Danny), Kent (Sabrina), Matthew, Alex (Blair) and Meghan; and Great-Grandpa of Maddy, Julianna, Molly, Kailen and Raleigh.

Dear brother-in-law of Joe Lamont, Keith Lamont (Joan), Lynne Lamont, Audrey Lamont and Alex MacDonald.

Predeceased by his brother Jim Gilchrist (Clara), his sister Jessie Pedlar (Ron), and brothers- and sisters-in-law: George Lamont (Bernetta), Kay Lamont, Wilmer Lamont and Eleanore MacDonald.

Visitation was held at the T.A. Brown Funeral Home in Port Elgin from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

The funeral service was held at the Port Elgin United Church, 840 Bruce Street, Port Elgin at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016, with Pastor Bob Johnston officiating.

Interment Purdy Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Port Elgin United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memorial available online at; T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin; 519-832-2222. 


John MacKenzie, of Point Clark, passed away suddenly in Kincardine on Monday, May 9, 2016, at the age of 62.

Born in Wingham on July 25, 1953, to the late Isabelle (Cuyler) and Bob MacKenzie.

Beloved husband of Beth MacKenzie.

Lovingly remembered and greatly missed by daughters: Jessica MacKenzie of Guelph, Allison MacKenzie of Kitchener, and Hailey (Darren) Hartwick of Kincardine; and by grandchildren Kayden, Rowland and  Miller.

Also remembered by Alexis (Norris) Brown and their children: Malcolm, Mahala and  Moynia. Survived by sisters Wendy Toney of Saskatchewan and Joan (John) Pollard of Lucknow and by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by brother-in-law Bill Toney.

Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and  McCreath Funeral Home in Lucknow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016. A Celebration of Life was conducted from the Pine River United Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016, with Rev. Vicki Johnson officiating.

Interment Greenhill Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Pollard, Glenn Morningstar, Doug Aitchison, Jeff Pollard, Steve Fry and Darren Hartwick.

Donations to the Pan Missions Canada, Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission or Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal were greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Condolences may be left online at



It is with regret and sadness that the family advises you of the death of Jane Elizabeth Miller (née Goodison) at Trillium Court, Kincardine on May 7, 2016.

She will be missed by her husband Murray; her sons William, John and Barry; her daughters-in-law Cathy and Tracey; and her grandchildren Ainsley, Thomas, Britten, Lauren, Jared, Jacob, Logan, Cullen and Rowan.

Predeceased by her daughter-in-law Wendy (wife of John).

Jane was a lovely lady who provided much joy and love to her family, friends and those who knew her. Her book store in Kincardine, Books & RDT, provided good reading for those who do.

There will be no visitation or service.

A celebration of Jane’s life will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to express its appreciation to Dr. Denobriga and the staff at both the Kincardine Hospital and Trillium Court; your good work made the journey less painful.

Cremation and interment to be arranged.

Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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

Crossing the Bar

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson



Mollie Needham passed peacefully at Trillium Court, Kincardine on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in her 89th year.

Born Mollie Evans in Shirebrook, England, to Bill and Edith on Nov. 9, 1927. She married Albert Needham (d.1998) and immigrated to Canada in 1950 where they raised three children in Toronto: Keith (Bernie), Lorraine (Neil Wood) and Suzanne Hotson.

In 1985, Mollie and Albert retired in Kincardine where Molly became an accomplished painter, leaving behind many artistic endeavours for all to enjoy.

Mollie was a cheerful and loving grandmother to Mackenzie Osborne (Kincardine), Nevin and Molly Hotson (Ottawa).

A bon vivant, Mollie enjoyed travelling and friendship with all those she knew, often making friends with people from all around the globe, sharing letters and friendship long after the holiday had passed. A vibrant member of the morning coffee club, the afternoon lunch club and the Red Hat Society, Mollie enjoyed many laughs and stories with loving friends.  Mollie will be remembered as a loving soul who embraced life, bringing joy to all those who knew her and always looking for the good in everyone.

Her final years were spent at Trillium Court where staff embraced Mollie as their family. We are forever grateful for the kindness and love that Mollie received and for the compassion staff shared with Mollie’s family during her final days.

A special thank you to Joyce Neyvatte who provided friendship and palliative care in Mollie’s final week, tirelessly spending every night with her so Mollie would have company around the clock.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Mollie’s life on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Trillium Court, 550 Phillip Place, Kincardine. Please join us in remembering Mollie’s joyful life.

Arrangements entrusted to Huron Shores Cremation Services; 1-888-982-8175. Online memorial available at



After a brave and courageous battle with cancer, Peter Paul Palubiski peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the age of 64.

Loving husband of Gabriele Palubiski (nee Rothammer) for 44 years.

Proud father of Dionne Felder (Roy), Dan Palubiski (Megan) and Natalie Hatt (Charles). Devoted grandpa of Payton and Hudson Felder, and excited to learn about the arrival of baby Hatt and baby Felder this fall.

Brother of David Palubiski (Winnie). Also survived by his mother-in-law Thea Rothammer and by his many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Agnes Palubiski; his sister LeeAnn, brother-in-law Gordon Dennis and father-in-law Karl Rothammer.

Peter proudly served his community as a member of the Kitchener Fire Department, retiring after 28.5 years of dedicated service. From an early age Peter had a passion for the great outdoors. This led him to his hobbies of hunting and fishing, which he enjoyed with his many friends and family.

Our deepest appreciation to Dr. Gurbin, Ann Becks and all the wonderful VON nurses who cared for Peter.

Peter's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday May 20, 2016.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church,(56 Duke St. W., Kitchener, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016. A reception will follow at the Henry Walser Funeral Home.

Cremation has taken place.

Internment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Kingsbridge at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Joseph's Kingsbridge Community would be appreciated by the family; cards available through the funeral home. Online memorial available at



Beverley Joan Stewart (neé Hamilton) of Kincardine passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, May 9, 2016.

Beloved wife of the late James Stewart (1994).

Loving mother of Marilyn Stewart (Gord Kemp) of Kincardine, Sandra (Paul) Courtney of Point Clark and Ross (Karen) Stewart of Kincardine. Cherished grandmother of Megan, Devin (Heather), Alexandra, Katy (Brandon) and Kody; and great-grandmother of Karter.

Survived by her sister-in-law Patricia Hamilton and brother-in-law Joe Ostachuk.

Predeceased by her daughter Heather Stewart, brother Robert Hamilton and sister Marilyn Ostachuk.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, on Friday, May 13, 2016,  from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Kathy Fraser officiating.

Interment took place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia, at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at