Wednesday, August 10, 2016




Laura Margaret (Wilkin) MacDonald of Bruce Beach died peacefully at Trillium Court in Kincardine on July 27, 2016, at age 98.


She was predeceased by her husband, the Reverend Dr. R. Douglas MacDonald.


Survived by their children: Mary Ellen (Mike), Rory (Eva Jean), Greta (Stevan) and Angus (Carol) and their families, which include 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Laura was born in Paris, Ontario, on Sept. 24, 1917. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939 and married Doug in June 1940. They served together in Presbyterian churches in St. Thomas and Tempo, Tillsonburg and Windham Center and lastly in Port Elgin and Burgoyne before retiring to Bruce Beach in 1980. Laura also taught French and Latin for 10 years at Annandale High School while living in Tillsonburg.


Predeceased by her sister Helen W. Cannon, her brother John G. Wilkin and her granddaughter Kerensa Leigh Allason.


The funeral service will be held at noon at Knox Presbyterian Church in Ripley on Saturday, Aug.13, 2016, with visitation for one hour prior.


Private family interment will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Capital Fund of the MacDonald Memorial Lecture (c/o Knox College, 59 St. George St., Toronto ON M5S 3H8), to Camp Kintail (c/o MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Box 248, Ripley ON N0G 2RO) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


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Sean Leonard Smith died tragically as the result of a car accident of Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the young age of 32.

Loving husband of Meghan Biggs, and cherished son of Sandra Smith and the late Gary L. Smith, all of Toronto.

Dear brother of Kerry Smith and her husband Chad Pilon, and uncle of Brock, of Ottawa.

Grandson of Alberta Smith and the late John L. Smith, of Tiverton.

Sadly missed by aunts Dianne (Jim Sanderson) and Carolyn (Don Roppel) and their families, and by great-aunt Jean Dent.

Also mourned by Meghan’s sister Bridget Biggs and her mother Coleen Forbes and by best friend Justin Daniels.

Sean’s memory will live on in the hearts of his extended family at Can Jam Sports.

A service of celebration and remembrance was held at the Barnes Funeral Home in Whitby on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Memorial donations were directed to the Sunnybrook CT Trauma Unit.




Royston Lloyd “Roy” Woodrow of Kincardine and formerly of Niagara Falls passed away peacefully, after a long struggle, at South Bruce-Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the age of 86.


He was born in London, England, on March 9, 1930, to the late Jack and Lillian (née Lloyd) Woodrow.


Roy served with the Royal Signal Corp in Korea and had a successful business career with the Niagara Parks Commission. He had a great love of sailing and for his dog Gypsy.


He is survived by his son Stephen Woodrow, sister Joan Wood and by several nieces and nephews, including Christine Wood, Jennifer Webb and Margaret Breen, as well as by many great-nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by his wives June Treacher (Stephen’s mother) and Teresa MacDonald, brother John Woodrow and brother-in-law Stanley Wood.


A memorial service to celebrate Roy’s life was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, with Pastor Ken Craig officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.