Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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Obituary

KAREN FARRELL

Peacefully surrounded by her family, God called Karen Loma Farrell (née Janisse) home on Jan. 22, 2017.

Beloved wife of Len.

Proud and cherished mother of Marsha.

Loving sister of Mary Oliver (Windsor), Debbie (Ken) Kosslack (Windsor), Beverly Todd (Windsor), Brenda Bolyantu (Windsor), Cathy (Larry) Strauss (Lucknow), Robert Janisse (Windsor) and Wilfred Janisse (Windsor).

Sister-in-law of Donald (Cathy) Farrell (Ripley), Ronald (Diane) Farrell (Kincardine), Earl (Geordie) Farrell (Port Elgin), John (Joyce) Farrell (Wingham), Brenda (Ken) Symns (London). Also missed by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Eileen Janisse, mother- and father-in-law Florence and Lester Farrell, and brother-in-laws Paul Oliver and George Bolyantu.

Karen was born in Windsor on Dec. 3, 1957. In 1970, the Janisse family moved to Huron Township and that year Karen attended Ripley Public School where she met Len.

Two years later, the farm boy stole the city girl’s heart and they started dating. Len and Karen married on Sept.13, 1975, and Karen’s transformation from city girl to rough and tough farm girl began. They lived happily on the Farrell Homestead ever since, and would have been together 42 years this coming September. They became proud parents in 1980 and enjoyed raising their daughter Marsha on the family farm.

Karen was an avid gardener and her flowers and her greenhouse work became a passion. For many years she fought a battle with her health. During those years nothing gave her more joy than being a wife and mother to Len and Marsha. Karen always had an open door policy, was always there as a role model and gave guidance to many. Her kindness and strong spirit will forever be remembered.

In memory of Karen, if you wish, donations may be made to the Ripley-Huron Agricultural Society. Online condolences may be left at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

A service of remembrance will be held for Karen in the spring.

"Whenever you need me I am never far. Just look up into the night sky, I am the brightest star.

Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, 12 Queen Street, Box 248, Ripley N0G 2R0; 519-395-2969

 

 

CPT. RON MITCHINSON

 

"I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, put out my hand and touched the face of God."

 

Captain Ron "Mitch" Mitchinson has filed his final flight plan and flown into the sunset.

 

He was a helicopter pilot, sailor, diver, biker, world traveller and adventurer. He was also the owner of Double Decker Fries and Little House of Dawgs.

 

Ron was born on April 9, 1949, in Niagara Falls. His proud parents were the late Norman Rule MacGregor Mitchinson (2008) and Thelma Ellen Cecilia Mitchinson (née Moyer) (2010).

 

Our beloved Mitch soared away peacefully.

 

Embraced by his bride, "the love of my life, my reason for living", Adele Florentina (née Titon), his hairy daughter Molly (and hairy son Magee, 2014) and by his family and greater family of friends on Jan. 20, 2017, in Owen Sound, Ontario.

 

Words cannot express our gratitude for the doctors, nurses and support staff of the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound who serve with such compassion, care, dignity and courage. The family is overwhelmed with all the support, love and prayers that have come for Ron from all over the globe; and we have only begun to realize how many lives our Ron has touched. We are so grateful and blessed. We are enjoying the stories and pictures; keep them coming.

 

To honour Mitch, there will be a celebration of his life this summer, with more details to be announced at a later date.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.greybrucecremation.com.

 

Ti amo Tesoro,

All my love,

The HBBB

 

 

AUDREY PENNY

Audrey Jasmine Penny (née Francis) of Kincardine passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in her 77th year.

 

Born on March 8, 1940, in Dedham, England, she was the daughter of the late Lesley and Winifred Francis.

 

Survived by her husband of 57 years, Edwin "Ted" Penny of Kincardine and her children Allen Penny (Tammy) of Wingham and Sue (Jeff) Carey of Brampton.

 

Audrey was honoured to be a "Granny" to her grandchildren Katie, Carter and Jack.

 

She will be greatly missed by her sister and friend, Jean Francis of Owen Sound; and by her niece Sally Cooper, nephew Mark Cooper and their families.

 

Throughout the years, Audrey was known for baking (e.g. peanut butter cookies), her love of gardening, her possession of a quick wit and her caring nature.

 

A funeral service will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home (757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701) on a date to be announced in the spring of 2017.

 

Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

ROBERT WEBSTER

 

Robert George “Bob” Webster of Kincardine passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the age of 67.

 

Son of the late George and Hazel (née MacGregor) Webster.

 

Beloved husband of Glenda Webster.

 

Loving father to Chrystal Campbell of Tiverton and T.J. Whyte (Shannon) of London.

 

Grandpa will be forever missed by his five grandchildren: Cole, Brandon, Caleb, Hayley and Mitchell.

 

Bob proudly served on the Kincardine Volunteer Fire Department for several years and was a life-long member of the Legion. Anyone who knew Bob knew him for his sense of humour, strength and compassion.

 

A celebration of Bob’s life will take place at a later date.

 

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob’s life are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association or their favourite animal charity. Online condolences may be left at www.greybrucecremation.com.