Wednesday, March 1, 2017



Steve Jurkiewicz of Kincardine passed away, with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the age of 79.


Steve was born in Gdynia, Poland, on Oct. 15, 1937.  After the Second World War, he rejoined his parents Waclaw and Irena Jurkiewicz in England, where he completed high school in Lilford. It was there that he met his future wife, Bozena.


Steve obtained his engineering degree at London University, UK, and worked for Esso Research in Oxford.  Deciding to seek his fortune, he emigrated to Canada in 1965, first living in Arvida, Quebec, and later moving to Kincardine to work at Ontario Hydro.


He was a good family man and leaves behind his wife, children Marek and Ania (Andrew) and grandchildren Burton and Clara.


Steve cherished friendships and liked nothing better than having friends over for a meal, laughs and, of course, a rum and coke.  May he rest in peace.


A memorial service to celebrate Steve’s life was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, with Ann Maycock officiating.


Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation, the Bruce County Library -Kincardine Branch or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at




GEORGE McEWEN (April 7, 1924 – Feb. 15, 2017)


George Findley McEwen of Bowmanville and formerly of North Bay passed away peacefully in his sleep at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 92.


Beloved husband of the late Bet McEwen (née Coombes).


Loving father of Ron McEwen (Jane) and Sher Scruton (Al).


He will be dearly missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


A private family service will be held at a later date.


Arrangements entrusted to Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street, Bowmanville L1C 2Z8; 905-623-5668;


Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and condolences may be made through the funeral home.






Betty Thelma McFarlan (née Elliott) of Kincardine passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the age of 83.


Born in Huron Township on Oct. 20, 1933, to the late Earl and Margaret (née Byers).


Beloved wife of Ken McFarlan.


Dear mother of Andy McFarlan of Stittsville and Steve (Joanne) McFarlan of Kincardine.  Missed by grandchildren John, Amanda, Anna, David and Scott McFarlan.


Survived by her brother Bill (Betty) Elliott and sister-in-law Donna Elliott, all of Kincardine. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, friends and members of the McFarlan family.


Predeceased by her parents, brothers Joe Elliott, Jim Elliott and Bert Elliott (Marjorie) and sister Edith Simpson (Donald).


Betty’s focus was always family and friends. She loved entertaining, cooking and baking for the numerous people she welcomed to her home over the years. She was a notoriously great cook and her butter tarts are remembered by many. Betty also enjoyed music, gardening, spending time at the cottage and a good game of cards.


The funeral service to celebrate Betty’s life was conducted from the Kincardine United Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, with Betty Elliott and Pastor Judy Zarubick officiating. Serving as pallbearers were John, David and Scott McFarlan, Brent and Jim Holroyd and Robert Elliott.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at