July 1, 2009



Annabelle Buchanan, of Kincardine and formerly of Bruce Township and Tiverton, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Heath Centre – Kincardine, on Thursday, May 7, 2009, in her 82nd year.


Annabelle Florence Surridge was the oldest of a family of 10 of the late James and Christena (Kinmond) Surridge. She was born on Nov. 4, 1927, in Kincardine Township.


Survived by her son Wayne (Carolyn), of Kincardine; daughter Catherine (Jeff) Buchanan Dorrance, of Stillwater, N.S.; and grandchildren: Anna Marie Buchanan, David and Kevin Buchanan Dorrance.


Also survived by sisters Eleanor (Ronald) Thompson, of Glammis; Irene (Bernie) Fobert, of Bobcaygeon; and by brothers Keith (Jean) Surridge, of Penticton, B.C.; Lawrence (Irene) Surridge, of Owen Sound; Bob (Sheila) Surridge, of Port Colbourne; and by sister-in-law Edna Surridge, of Port Colbourne. And greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Predeceased by her husband Hugh; her son Gerry; her sister Mary; her brother Mervin; sister-in-law Grace Surridge; brothers-in-law Wayne Burrows and Eldon Stewart; niece Sharon Collins; and two brothers in infancy, David James and James Gordon.


Annabelle was a life-long member of the Presbyterian Churches in Tiverton and Kincardine. She married Hugh Buchanan on Nov. 20, 1947. They farmed on Concession 3 of Bruce Township, a century farm. She later moved to Tiverton and Kincardine. Annabelle took a Red Cross course and did homecare for many years. She was a favourite to many people. Annabelle had a very quiet disposition. She excelled in her cooking and housekeeping skills. She was an excellent knitter, and a very kind hearted and generous person. She was well liked by all who knew her.


A private family service was held on May 9, 2009 at the Davey Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, with Carolyn Keyes officiating. Eleanor Thompson sang “Precious Memories” and accompanied herself on the autoharp.


Cremation has taken place. The ashes were interred in the Buchanan plot at the Tiverton Cemetery on June 17, 2009. A tree will be planted in her memory.


“Let there be memories,

Signs that our loved ones remain

near in spirit long after they are gone.

Tender, surprising, heart warming and welcome,

Sweet proof of the promise that love will live on.”

-          Linda Barnes





Douglas Perkes, formerly of Windsor, died suddenly at his residence at R.R. 4, Seaforth, on Saturday, June 20, 2009,  in his 50th year.


Beloved husband of Dr. Heather Percival. Cherished father of Craig and Stuart, at home.


Loved son of James Perkes (Terry), of Leamington; and Marilyn Renaud, of Windsor. Dear son-in-law of Bob and Marg Percival, of Kincardine.


Fondly remembered by his siblings: Bob Perkes and Cindy, of Kitchener; and Carol Perkes and Mike, of Windsor. As well as by sister-in-law Valerie Percival and Shawn, of Ottawa; and brother-in-law David and Dianne Percival, of Truro, N.S. Also missed by nephews and nieces: Chris (Julie), Katie (Matt), Chris, Mallory (Derek), Jolayne, Alex, Owen and Lauren.


Predeceased by his step-father Hubert Renaud.


Visitation was held at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth ON from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Seaforth with Rev. Karine Farmer officiating.


Interment Egmondville Cemetery, Egmondville.


Memorial donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation, or to the Doug Perkes Memorial Hockey Fund (c/o P.O. Box 220, Seaforth ON N0K 1W0) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Condolences available on-line at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com.




Jean Isabell (Lockridge) Wilson died peacefully with family by her side at Longworth Long Term Care, London on Friday, June 26, 2009, in her 89th year.


Beloved wife of the late Clarence Ivan Wilson. 

Loving mother of Lois Kidd; and Janet Goodall and her partner Larry. Sadly missed by her

grandchildren: Wendy Wiltink, Pam Bethume, Laura Beres and James Kidd and by her seven great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Elinor Wilson and Rita Metcalfe, and fondly remembered by her four nieces. 

Predeceased by her brother Elgin Lockridge. 

A special thank you to the staff at Longworth for their loving care and compassion. 

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Kincardine Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home (519-433-5184).

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society of Canada, 4500 Blakie Road Unit 117, London, ON N6L 1G5.




Lloyd Guinn Worthington, of Kincardine and formerly of Ripley, died on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine, at the age of 89. 


Lloyd was a veteran of the Second World War. He was born in Paisley, Ontario on April 27, 1920 to the late Percy and Nellie Worthington. He met his wife Mary (Kennedy) when he was 17 years old and she was just 14. The two were married for 63 years. 


Lloyd was a life-long active member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Ripley and the South Sauble Community Church. He managed the Royal Bank branches in both Ripley and Kincardine. 


He will be greatly missed by his children: Jane Worthington, of Kincardine; Richard (Sharron) Worthington, of Brampton; and John (Cecile) Worthington, of Thorold.  Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Joshua and Wesely (Alison)Greenland; Bradley (Jessica), Bruce and Brett (Jacqui) Worthington; Alexandria (Rohit) Kochhar; Jennifer, Rebecca, and Brandon Worthington; and special grandchildren Rudong and Lucy Guo, of China.


He was the proud great-grandfather of Madeleine Greenland, Simon Kochhar, and Mateo Worthington. A special uncle to Don Worthington, of Paisley


Predeceased by his brother Jack Worthington. 


Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2009. A Legion Branch 440 service was conducted Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. The funeral services took place at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, Ripley on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Rev. Diane Dier officiated and Shirley Harris was the organist. 


Pallbearers were: Bradley, Bruce, Brett, and Don Worthington, Wesley Greenland, and Kevin Osborne. Honourary pallbearers were members of his church family: Jim Needham, Murray Culbert, Jim Convay, Wally Pollock, Charles Liddle, and Bob Harris.  Flower bearers included: Alexandria Kochhar, and Ceclie, Sharron and Jessica Worthington. 


Interment followed at Purdy Cemetery, Greenock Township


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