Wednesday, October 5, 2016



Merla Palmer of Kincardine passed away at Trillium Court on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in her 91st year.


Beloved wife of the late Donald Palmer, who predeceased her in 1977.


Predeceased by her parents William and Cornelia Sproule, and her brother Carman Sproule and his wife Edna.


A graveside service to celebrate Merla’s life was held at the Kincardine Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, with Reverend Vicki Johnson officiating.


Portrait and memorial available online at


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






Floyd Sanford Steen of Tiverton passed away at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in his 74th year.


Floyd was a soft-spoken, kind man who was committed to his family, friends and community. Cherished husband of June (Slesser) of Tiverton and the late Randi (née Buxton).


Loving father of Tracey Steen (Keith McConnell) of Wingham, Tim Steen (Emmi Perkins) of Guelph and step-daughter Jody Slesser of Kincardine.


Missed by grandchildren Jesse (Amy), Cole (Kelsey), Mackenna, Madden, Abbey, Julia, Sara and great-grandson Trenton.


Dear brother of Mildred (Andy) Kozar and Joyce (Bruce) Smith, all of Dunnville. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Lovingly cared for by Pat Stuart and all the staff at Hospice Wellington, as well as Dr. Knox and the staff at South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Kincardine.


The funeral service to celebrate Floyd’s life was held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, with Rev. David Chang officiating. A Celebration of Life at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre followed the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice Wellington ( or to Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at