Wednesday, October 14, 2016



Evelyn Rain Blackwell was born into rest on her birthday, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at London Health Sciences Centre -Victoria Hospital in London.


Cherished infant daughter of Glen Blackwell and Elizabeth French of Kincardine.


Forever remembered by grandparents Ed Blackwell of Huntsville, Karen Blackwell of Wingham and Rick and Brenda French of Kincardine.


Loved niece of Jim French of Kingston, Kate French of Toronto, Michael Blackwell


(Danielle) of Barrie, Deanne Bragg of Wingham and their families.


Missed by great-grandmother Marion Avery of Kincardine.


A private family service was held.


Memorial donations to Maternal Newborn Care at London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


Portrait and memorial available online at





Robert “Bob” Secord Hunter, of Kincardine, passed away with his family by his side at Victoria Hospital in London on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in his 80th year.


Beloved husband of Sheila (née Norman) of Kincardine.


Dear father of Deborah Lajoie (Kevin Wood) of Trenton.


Missed by grandchildren: Craig Lajoie, of Trenton; Jenny Hunter (Mike Caswell), of Halifax,


Nova Scotia; and Blake Hunter (Brandy Prentice), of Oshawa.


Survived by his siblings Patricia Leach, Jane Rothwell (John) and Bill Hunter, all of Kincardine.


Fondly remembered by in-laws: Robert Norman (Vera), of Woodstock; and Isabel Craig and Mary Lou Tout (George), all of Kincardine; as well as by several nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by his parents Secord and Marion (née Sherman) Hunter and son Terry Hunter (2016).


Visitation was held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.13, 2016, at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine from where the funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, with Pastor Judy Zarubick officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Blair Armstrong, Harry and Garry Courtney, Todd Craig, Murray Watson and Mike Caswell. Flower bearers were Craig Lajoie, Jennifer and Blake Hunter and Brandy Prentice.


Interment Kincardine Cemetery.


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




Marion Elizabeth (Bette) Jeffery, of RVilla Retirement Living in Ripley and formerly of London, Ontario, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Aug. 23, 2016, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine.


Beloved wife of the late Dr. Edward Jeffery, who predeceased her in 1979.


Loving mother of Liz Corbett and her husband Gail of London; Kathy Black and her husband Jim of Ripley; Ruth Jeffery and her partner Gord McLellan, and Doug Jeffery and his wife Heather, all of London. Also loved by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Cherished sister of Kathryn Moore of Mississauga, and sister-in-law of Robert and Dorothy Jeffery of St. Thomas.


Bette was born in Owen Sound on March 1, 1923, to the late Frederick and Henrietta Jarrett (née Kesselring). She was raised in London, Ontario where she graduated from Sir Adam Beck Secondary School and, at the age of eighteen, enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Bette treasured the four years she spent in the RCAF during the Second World War, working in communications. After being discharged, she married and raised four children. Bette volunteered for many organizations, including Meals on Wheels, the Cancer Society and Parkwood Hospital Veterans. She was very active in her church and was a member of the Canadian Air Force Association until she moved to Ripley in 2006.


The funeral service was held on Sept. 30, 2016, at Westview Funeral Chapel in London.


Interment Woodland Cemetery, London.


Arrangements entrusted to Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, London, Ontario N6H 4L1; 519-641-1793.