August 20, 2008

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Obituary

MYRTLE HARRIET MACDONALD
Myrtle Harriet (nee Burns) MacDonald, of Kincardine, a Second World War veteran, died at Grey Bruce Health Services-Southampton, on Thursday, August 14, 2008, in her 85th year.
Beloved wife of the late Wilbert MacDonald. Dear mother of Randy (Debra) of South Porcupine, Richard of Kincardine, Susan MacKay of P.E.I., Eileen Klein of Port Elgin, Sharon Baker of Owen Sound, Rose (Ken) Middleton of Tara, and Joseph Baker of British Columbia.
Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her brothers, Harold, Robert, Lloyd and James Burns and her sisters, Verna Smith and Violet Collins. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z5, 519­396­2701, on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 19, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.
Memorial donations to Community Living-Kincardine & District or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.
Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

STEPHEN MANN
June 25, 1923 ­ Aug. 14, 2008
Stephen Frederick Mann passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after an extremely long yet very courageous battle with cancer.
Predeceased by his parents Jack and Joan; and by his beloved wife Marcelle in July, 2001.
Much admired and loved by his children: Sally (Kevin), Helen (Colin), Mike (Donna), Jackie (Guy) and John (Linda). Special grandad to Sarah and Kelsey; Stephen (Ella) and Nancy; and Chantelle and Nicki. Also survived by his brother Roly Mann, of Thunder Bay; sister Alice Brettell, of Cheltenham, England; and many nieces and nephews.
Stephen was born in Dublin, Ireland. He served with the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and saw active duty in Germany, Sicily, South Africa and on the beaches of Normandy.
He met and married the true love of his life, Marcelle, following the war. After the birth of Sally, Helen and Michael, they immigrated to Canada in 1957, and had two more children, Jackie and John. The family initially lived in Hamilton and ultimately settled in Cambridge (Hespeler). Stephen worked in the steel industry for several years prior to joining ITT in 1975 where he worked in a number of cities across the United States.
He retired in 1986 to single­handedly care for his Alzheimer's­stricken wife Marcelle, at their home, until her passing in 2001. Following Marcelle's death, Stephen immersed himself in volunteer work, driving for various charitable organizations, including the Cancer Society and the Seniors Day Away Program until 2007.
Stephen was well­known and respected for his mischievous sense of humour, kind and generous heart, keen intelligence and love of family. His children have very fond memories of summer holidays at the cottage on Lake Huron and weekends camping in local provincial parks. His grandchildren will long­remember his annual Halloween extravaganzas that always included local neighbourhood children and consisted of treasure hunts, apple bobbing and doughnut/jello eating contests.
The family would like to thank Courtnay for her care, commitment and support to Dad during this difficult time.
Resting at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, at Stephen's request, there was a private family visitation on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Cremation followed.
Donations to the Ontario or Canadian Cancer Society in Stephen's memory would be welcomed by the family and can be facilitated via the funeral home at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
Stephen was an incredible father, caring grandad and wonderful brother. We love you, Dad!