July 29, 2009

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Obituary

EVELYN GOWANLOCK

Evelyn Viola Gowanlock (née Miller) passed away at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow on Friday, July 17, 2009, in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of the late R. Maurice Gowanlock (1966).

Survived by two daughters: Muriel Gowanlock and her husband Winston Green, of Glammis; and Lois (Gordon) Bradley, of Inverhuron; as well as by three grandchildren: Lisa (Phillip) Emke, of Walkerton; Joan Bradley and her husband Nick Bjelan, of Hensall; and Donald (Lisa) Bradley, of Kitchener; and seven great-grandchildren: Tiernan and Breanna Emke; Jillian, Robyn and Erin Bjelan; and Scott and Maura Bradley.

Also survived by her sister Ethel (Mrs. W.J. Nelles), of Surrey, B.C.; and one niece and one nephew.

Predeceased by her brother, Maurice Miller.

Evelyn was born July 31, 1916, in Sullivan Township near Chesley, as the eldest daughter of the late Adam Miller and Annie May Lang. She attended Stratford Normal School and taught in rural schools at Oliphant and Cantire. After their marriage, Maurice and Evelyn farmed and lived in Huron Township. She moved to Kincardine after Maurice's death, and worked at the Bruce Inn, before retiring on Harbour Street and later at Malcolm Place. She has been a resident of Pinecrest Manor for the past five years.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ont. N2Z 1Z5, (519)396-2701, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 from noon until the time of  the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Rev. Jim Weir officiating.

Pallbearers were: Joan Bradley, Donald Bradley, Lisa Emke, Nick Bjelan, Lisa Bradley and Phillip Emke.

Flower bearers were: Jillian Bjelan, Scott Bradley and Robin Bjelan.

Interment Chesley Cemetery

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

JACK HARTWICK

John George "Jack" Hartwick, of Kincardine, died at the Fordwich Village Nursing Home, on Monday, July 20, 2009, at the age of 96. 

He was born on February 8, 1913, to George and Louise Hartwick (née Powell).

Beloved husband of the late Effie Hartwick (née Boyd). 

Dear father of Boyd, and his wife Ola, of Stratford; and Dale, and his wife Gail, of Harriston. Sadly missed by five grandsons, and nine great-grandchildren. 

Predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. 

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, July 23, 2009, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Rev. Jim Weir officiated.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery

Memorial donations to a charity of choice were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

EARL QUINN

Earl Quinn, of Kincardine, died at the London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in his 74th year. 

Born on Sept. 25, 2009 to John and Mary Quinn (née Stroud)

Beloved husband of Della Quinn (Johnston)(née Powell). Predeceased by his first wife Mildred (née Ibbotson).  

Dear father of Bill Quinn, of Bracebridge. Dear step-father of Leonard (Yvonne Marie) Johnston, of Meaford; Joan (Steve) Winter, of Goderich; Ron (Janice) Johnston, of Michigan; Sherry (Alex) West, of Ilderton; Lynne LaValley, of Ferndale; and Shelly Stanley, of  Thunder Bay

Sadly missed by his grandchildren: Keith (Nathalie) Johnston, Amy (Phil) Handsor, Mike (Trish) Smith, Mark (Karen) Smith, Garrett West and Evan West; and by his great-grandchildren Emma Handsor and Tanner Smith. 

Dear brother of Muriel Newton, of Kincardine; Lloyd (Beatrice) Quinn, of Kincardine; Trevor (Sandra) Quinn, of Wasaga Beach; Margaret (Wesley) Smith, of Ripley; and Edythe Cayley, of Teeswater. Also survived by his sister-in-law Joyce Quinn, of Kincardine; and brother-in-law Peter Payne, of Erin

Predeceased by his brother Harold Quinn; sisters Evelyn Murdock and Eloise Payne; and brothers-in-law Gordon Newton, William Murdock and Ross Cayley. 

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Sunday, July 19, 2009   from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2009, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 

Pallbearers were: Don Quinn, Gary Quinn, Mike Smith, Mark Smith, Keith Johnston and Alex West.

Flower bearers were: Amy Handsor, Trish Smith, Karen Smith, Evan West, Garrett West and Emma Handsor.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

ERIC WALDEN

Eric Harold Walden (Second World War Veteran), of Kincardine and formerly of Wingham, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Friday, July 17, 2009, in his  84th  year. 

Beloved husband of the late Grace Walden (née Weatherhead). 

Dear father of Bryan (Lisa), Michael (Gail) and Dale (Jill), all of Kincardine. 

Sadly missed by his grandchildren Brad (Tessa Jackson), Mitchell, Erica and Lucas; and by great-grandson Jackson

Loving brother of Don (Lois) Walden, of Kincardine. Also survived by his sister-in-law Doris Walden, of Wingham. 

Predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Charlie Walden; his sister Lillian, and her husband Lloyd Sparks. 

Eric was a soldier, entrepreneur, and a visionary. He was born September 4th, 1925 in Huron Township to Harold and Murel (née Orr) Walden. He spent his childhood in Kincardine after his family lost their farm during the great depression. Eric set out at 17 to enlist in the Canadian army, travelled overseas and fought in Belgium, Holland and Germany. In the years following the war, he and his brother Bill started a trucking company, Walden Brothers Transport, in Ripley. In 1969, Eric left the trucking company. He had the vision to see cable TV as a technology with a bright future. He then founded Kincardine Cable TV. He continued to work with the cable business along with two of his sons until his retirement, after which he pursued a number of personal interests. He was a devoted husband and father who loved life and lived life to the fullest.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701 from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2009. A Legion Branch 183 service was conducted on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2009, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 

Pallbearers were: Bryan Walden, Michael Walden, Dale Walden, Brad Walden, Mitchell Walden and Erica Walden.

Flower bearer was Lucas Walden.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

WILLIAM WARDEN

William Warden, of Guelph, passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Friday, July 24, 2009, in his 86th year.

William was a veteran of the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy.

Beloved husband of the late Grayce Clemes (1991).

Loved father of Susan (Ron) Martin; and Beth (Michael) Merryweather. Loving grandfather of Sara, Jennifer and James Warden Martin; Steven and Rachel Grayce Williams.

Loved brother of George (Marjorie) Warden and Kathleen Gilbert. Dear friend of Eleanor Metcalf. Visitation was held at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2009 and for one hour prior to the funeral service which was held in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

Reception followed in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre.

Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society (4A-214 Speedvale Avenue West, Guelph ON N1H 1C4) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (204-21 Surrey St. W., Guelph N1H 3R3) were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.