Wednesday, January 18, 2017



Marjorie Mary Pearl Bailey (née Parkinson) of Kincardine passed away at her home on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in her 76th year.

Survived by her brothers Glen (Vivian) Parkinson of Guelph and Ron (Judy) Parkinson of Kingston.

Missed by her nieces Becky Ogilvie and Kelly Parkinson and by her nephews James, Patrick, Brian, Terry and Billy Parkinson. Also missed by many great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many friends from Kincardine and North Bay.

Predeceased by her parents William and Pearl Parkinson (née Stewart) and brothers Gordon, Harold, George and Raymond.

Marjorie was known to be an avid Elvis Presley fan and had a love for all animals, including her cats. She was born during a snowstorm in Tiverton. She served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the radar and communications field. Marjorie worked as a dietary supervisor at the North Bay Civic Hospital. She later returned to Kincardine in the year 2000, where she spent the rest of her life surrounded by family and friends.

A private graveside service will take place in the spring of 2017. Marjorie and her brother Raymond (Nov. 29, 1937- Dec. 6, 2016) will be interred together following the service.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 183 Kincardine would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at





Rosemary Brindley, a resident of Dresden, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the age of 65.


Raised in Wallaceburg, she was the daughter of the late William “Bill” Hudson and Lillian Varndale (Hudson).


Beloved wife of Allan Brindley.


Loving mother to Luke Brindley (Amanda) and Chelsea Brindley. Grandma will be forever missed by her two grandchildren Owen and Jordyn.


Dear sister to Robbie Hudson, Tommy Hudson (Kim), the late William “Bill” Hudson (Deanna), Joanne Helbin (George), Dianne Matak (Joe), and Arlene Ouellette (David). Sister-in-law to Gord Brindley (Debbie), Kevin Brindley (Marie) and Mike Brindley (Alison).


Rosemary will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Cremation has taken place.


A celebration of Rosemary's life will take place at the house in June.


Those wishing to make donations in memory of Rosemary are asked to consider the Ronald McDonald House-Southwestern Ontario or the P.A.W.R. Online condolences available at


Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden N0P 1M0; 519-683-4444.



DOUGLAS BROWN (Jan. 31, 1937 – Dec. 22, 2016)


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Alexander Brown on Dec. 22, 2016, in his 80th year.


Loving husband of 59 years to Margerie (née Fritz). Son of Gordon and Lorraine (née Edmiston), both predeceased.


Survived by his children: Michael (Louise McLean) of Elliot Lake, Danny of Sudbury, Pamela (Wayne Zammit) of Onaping and predeceased by daughter Patricia Lynn.


Loving grandfather to Mélanie McLean (Jesse Robitaille),Vicky (Jason Desrochers), Lyndsey (Roger Hollands), Dustin Zammit, Carley Zammit and Katie Lynn Zammit (predeceased); and great-grandfather to Véronique, Arianne and Amélie Robitaille, Cameron and Kaitlyn Desrochers, Hayden Quinn and Olivia Hollands.


Douglas will be lovingly remembered as older brother to Sandra (John Sutherland) of Kincardine, Susan (Terry Patterson) of Windsor, Dale (Helen) of Kelowna, B.C., Dana (Brian Thompson) of Elliot Lake and Steven (predeceased).


He will also be fondly remembered by his wife's family, the Fritzes: Jim and Barb, Don and Marie, Bryon (Marilyn, predeceased) and Richard, as well as by his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


Doug was born and raised in Kincardine and returned to visit at every opportunity. A long-time resident of Elliot Lake for 61 years, he was employed by Rio Algom Mines for 37 years working as a pipefitter and tinsmith along with numerous other jobs. After retirement, Doug spent numerous hours in his workshop where he enjoyed the fine art of carpentry. Doug was also an avid sports fan. He enjoyed playing fastball, hockey, golf and curling.


Cremation has taken place.


A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the United Church of Elliot Lake, 40 Hillside Drive North, Elliot Lake.


Interment to follow in the spring.


Donations in Douglas Brown's memory can be made to St. Joseph's Manor, Elliot Lake Palliative Care, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Terry Fox Foundation. Online expressions of sympathy to the Brown family may be made at


Arrangements entrusted to the Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel & Cremation Centre Ltd., 36 Ontario Avenue, Elliot Lake P5A 1X9; 705-848-9250.





Althea Devitt of Tiverton passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in her 98th year.


She was born on Oct. 18, 1919, to the late Melvina Shantz and Emmerson Bock.


Beloved wife of the late Homer Devitt, who predeceased her in 1991


Greatly missed by her children: Sylvia (Erv) Nixdorf of Vancouver Island, Graham (Carol) Devitt of Waterloo, Blake (Patty) Devitt of Ripley, Brad (Marla) Devitt of Florida and Lavonne (Brian) Robinson of London


Also survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Grace Bock of Toronto and by several nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by her son Dennis in 1957, and siblings Ronald Bock, Cameron Bock and Marjorie Sherk.


Althea had a deep faith that sustained her throughout her life. She was a gentle and caring person who made everyone she met feel special. She was a gifted artist and writer who took pleasure in sharing her artwork and memoirs with family and friends.


A funeral service will be held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, with visitation for two hours prior.


Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.


The family wishes to thank the staff at Tiverton Park Manor for their support and the compassionate care given to Althea.


Donations to the Alzheimer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial available online at





Alice Brigid Kerr (née Boyd) of Kincardine and formerly of Maitland passed away at Tiverton Park Manor on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the age of 90.


She was born in Prescott, Ontario on July 28, 1926, to the late Fred and Blanche Boyd.


Beloved wife of the late Gordon Kerr, who predeceased her on May 2, 2008.


Dear mother of Patricia Kerr and her husband Keith Hedley of Kincardine.


Remembered by sister-in-law Agnes Boyd; nieces Diane, Cheryl and Debbie; and nephew Peter.


Predeceased by her parents and by her brother Ken Boyd.


A private family funeral service to celebrate Alice’s life was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, with Father Thomas Manninezhath officiating.


Spring interment St. Mark’s Cemetery, Prescott.


Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at





“Her life was her kith and kin.”


Norine Turland’s life came full circle on Jan. 9, 2017, at Kincardine Hospital where she passed away in the same place she was born 92 years earlier (Sept. 15, 1924).


The most important thing for Norine was always her family and friends and she was never happier than when surrounded by others. She took a genuine interest in their stories, hopes and dreams and lived by her mother’s motto, “A stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet”.


Norine grew up on a small farm just south of Kincardine. She had one younger brother, Charles Farrell, who predeceased her (1959). She shared memories of walking the railroad line to a one-room schoolhouse, riding into town in the model A Ford for church each Sunday, and threshing and other work bees with her Farrell cousins (father Samuel Farrell).


Norine’s mother was Sadie Swanson of Kincardine and mom also loved to visit with her Swanson relatives. She was a combination of her father’s Irish roots and mother’s Scottish roots. Strong connections with her cousins endured through her life - gatherings in Victoria Park on Saturday nights to enjoy the Kincardine Scottish pipe band and celebrating the end of summers with an annual “Corn Party”.


Norine contracted polio at age 16, but worked tenaciously to get back on her feet. She missed a full year of school (grade 10) and joined the war effort making leading edges for mosquito planes at the Malcolm furniture factory. In the summer of 1944, a young British airman based at Port Albert saw her across the dance floor at the Pavilion and asked her to dance … and the rest is history. Arthur and Norine formed a handsome couple and married just before he was marshalled back to Britain early in 1945. They began their life together when he came back to Canada at the end of the war and were the love of each other’s lives for almost 73 years. Their lives were centred in Kincardine, Bayfield and Goderich.


Norine was the dear mother of “The Group of Seven plus One”: Rosemary Addison (Ed) of Aurora; George of London, Charles (Rhonda) of Kincardine, James of Kincardine, Susan (Bernard Joly, 2015) of Quebec City, Robert (Eve Geisler) of Guelph, Brenda ​Colquhoun ​(Bob) of Kincardine and Carol Besler of Toronto. She somehow made each one feel listened to and valued. She filled our souls with love and our bodies with wonderful soups and amazing butter tarts. She was a full-time, at-home mom. Norine treasured being grama to 16 grandchildren and great-grama to 11 great-grandchildren. As her family grew Norine, along with Arthur, “published” the Northurland News - a monthly, photocopied summary of notable happenings (a 1970s version of Facebook). She will be dearly missed.


Norine possessed a most gentle, fair nature counter-balanced with a strong determination and optimism that carried her through significant illnesses. She touched many lives with her kind, non-judgemental way and her compassion and earnest interest in others, always bringing out the best in everyone.


We wish to thank Norine’s extended family and relatives, friends, CCAC and home care workers, most especially Trish Page and Linda Small, as well as Dr. Murray and all the staff at Kincardine Hospital for all the wonderful care and attention that she received.


Norine did not want a formal funeral service, preferring instead a “gathering” of family and friends with “a few words” and “some lunch”. We will celebrate her life on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, by gathering at the Kincardine Legion at 1:30 p.m. with remarks and reminiscences beginning at 2:30 p.m., followed by refreshments. We welcome all those who would like to join us.


Norine’s wish would be for each of us to share a smile, a visit or a phone call to brighten someone else’s day - be it an old friend or a friend you haven’t met yet.


Memorial donations to the Kincardine & Community Healthcare Foundation or the Huron Shores Hospice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences and donations can be made through the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, 12 Queen Street, Box 248, Ripley N0G 2R0;; 519-395-2969.