Wednesday, February 8, 2017




Gordon Edward Chafe, of Kincardine, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in his 81st year.


Beloved husband of the late Rose Ann Chafe (née Lennon).


Dear father of Carol (Albert) Cayer of Burlington and Elizabeth Chafe of Toronto.


Remembered by his sister-in-law Jean Chafe.


Missed by his grandchildren Andrea Cayer, Nicole (Brandon) Young and Sheena Cayer (Nate McIver).


Predeceased by his brothers Cyril (Sue) Chafe, Reg Chafe and his sisters Phyllis and Doris Chafe and Vina (Jim) Sulley.


Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday, February 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with Vigil Prayers at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church on Friday, February 3,  at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Thomas Manninezhath officiating.


Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at



Elizabeth "Irene" Cooper (nee Metcalf) of Walkerton passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Friday, February 3, 2017. She was 101 years of age.


Loving mother of Marjorie Buehlow of Walkerton, Aileen (Allan) Morris of Milton, Carolyn (Murray) Leask of Greenock Township, Donna (Jim) Bester of Cargill and Debbie Cooper (Steve Dale) of New Hamburg. Dear mother-in-law of Carol Cooper of Hanover. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews.


Irene was predeceased by her husband Wilmer; son Jim; son-in-law Jim Buehlow; brothers DJ (Beryl) Metcalf and Harry (Stella) Metcalf and parents John and Elizabeth (nee Potter) Metcalf.


Irene's family received relatives and friends on Monday, February 6, 2017, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton (1106 Yonge Street South), where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. Rev. Rob Hiscox officiated. Interment in Purdy Cemetery.


As expressions of sympathy, donations to Brucelea Haven Activation Department would be appreciated by the family. Visit to view the Book of Memories for Irene.






Charles William “Charlie” Mann of Kincardine passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Saturday, January 28, 2017, in his 95th year.


Beloved husband of the late June Mann (née Popkin) who predeceased him in 2006.


Dear father of Melodee Purpura (Peter) of Toronto and Marten Mann (Dianne) of Stratford.


Missed by his grandchildren, Dianne Wiegand (Bernd), Carol Purpura, Terri Suboch (Andrew), Domonique Purpura, Marten Mann (Sarah) and Michael Mann (Stephanie), many great-grandchildren and nephew David Mann.


Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Florence (née Fox) Mann, three brothers and one sister.


Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Northern Light Masonic Lodge and Royal Canadian Legion Branch-183 services were held.


The funeral service to celebrate Charlie’s life was held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine, on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 11 a.m.


Serving as pallbearers were Charlie’s grandchildren, Michael and Marty Mann and Domonique Purpura.  Also, several members of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment from Petawawa participated in the service.


Spring interment, Kincardine Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


Portrait and memorial online at






Stan died peacefully at Kincardine Hospital on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer. Predeceased by his sisters, Lois and Jill, he leaves his wife Mary Lou; his children Melany (Bob Kitchen), Marianne (Franco Buratti) and Tom (Christine); his siblings Doug (Sandra), Linda (Joe Sharpe), Jean (Andy Boyd) and Frank (Rita); parents-in-law Earl Lyle and Arlene Lyle; and grandchildren Annie, Thomas, Katie, Jenna, Abby, James, Patrick (Amy), Laura; great-grand-baby Wyatt, and many nieces and nephews and their families.


Stan was born in Picton in 1936. With his father overseas with the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment for almost five years, he and his little brother Doug grew up in the shadow of WWII. Stan left home at 16 and with the help of an aunt and uncle continued his high school education until he ran out of money at the end of Grade 12. He dreamt of attending university but lacked the financial resources. In keeping with the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, his aunt approached the town doctor, Dr. Richard Potter (later the Honourable Minister of Health for the Province of Ontario) and secured a gift of $250. Those funds enabled Stan to attend a special teacher training course. A year teaching grades kindergarten to 8 in a one-room school house in Cooper, Ontario, followed and, thereafter, Stan completed high school and gained admission to the Royal Roads Military College. In 2008, Royal Roads University published “Cadet Life”, an annotated diary of Stan’s first two years of school. It was at Royal Roads in Victoria that Stan met one of the “Oak Bay Underground”, Mary Lou Lyle. Together, Stan and Mary Lou enjoyed many adventures over almost 57 years of marriage including cycling across Canada and the U.S. and, after retirement, wintering in Roadrunner Park in Scottsdale, Arizona.


In 1963, Stan was posted to the USA Army Corps of Engineers in Florida where he was Project Manager for the design and construction of the Apollo Launch Pads 39A and 39B, from whence all moon shots and shuttle shots have since launched, as well as the arming tower and crawlerway at the Moonport at Cape Canaveral. For his work, Stan was nominated for the US Army Commendation Medal; however, the Canadian Army wouldn’t allow him to accept it. It was exciting to have played a part in the race to the moon.


Stan eventually left the military and he and Mary Lou found their way to Kincardine, Ontario, where they spent many happy years, hiking and delighting in all that nature has to offer, studying genealogy, camping, cycling and helping Tom on his farm. Stan retired from Ontario Hydro in 1993, having served in several operational roles including Site Manager of the Bruce Nuclear Power Development. He had good health almost until the end, celebrating his birthday by cycling 80 kilometres one afternoon last June. He also enjoyed meeting with former colleagues at the Nuclear Pioneers lunch last summer and celebrating his 80th birthday with family and friends in Scottsdale and in Heathcote.


Stan had a strong faith and tried to help others in need throughout his life. He said recently that, “everything I am and everything I have is a gift from God.”


A Celebration of Life was held at the Kincardine Baptist Church on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.


Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery.


Stan’s family would like to thank all of the many caregivers and friends who gave their support in his last months and especially Dr. Jason Murray and Nurse Practitioner Hailey Walsh.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice or Kincardine Baptist Church.


Arrangements entrusted to Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701. Portrait and memorial online at