Wednesday, March 8, 2017



Ruth Bogues of Lucknow and formerly of Kincardine passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow, at the age of 97.

Ruth was born on Sept. 19, 1919, in Carberry, Manitoba, to the late Eliza Jane (Ross) and Ewart Balkwill.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Bogues, who predeceased her in 1986.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Linda Emmerton of Lucknow, and by granddaughters Cindy Emmerton and her partner Jen Lentinello of Kincardine, and Lori and Tim Weber of Kincardine.

Proud great-grandma of Brent (Kim) Weber and Bobbi Jo Weber. Great-great grandma of Walter.

Survived by her sister Edith Tyson of Windsor.

Predeceased by her siblings Roy Balkwill, Gord Balkwill and Mildred Thompson, and by son-in-law Lorne Emmerton.

Ruth loved flowers, especially pink ones, and as such she was a life member of both the Ripley and Kincardine Horticultural Societies. She was the proud wife of a Mason, and was always happy to share a laugh and a visit.

Visitation was held at MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Lucknow on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Rev. Lynne Wilson officiated.

Spring interment South Kinloss Cemetery.

Portrait and memorial information available online at .




PATRICIA CORNISH (Nov. 23, 1956 - Feb. 28, 2017)


Patricia (Pat) Cornish (neé Fludder) passed away peacefully at Innisfree House in Kitchener on Feb. 27, 2017.


Survived by her brother John Fludder (Toni) of Kincardine; sister Cathy Straus (Craig) of Waterloo; and aunt Margaret Morrison of Strathroy.


Pat will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, extended family and friends.


Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary Fludder and her brother Donald Fludder.


Our thanks to the health care teams at Grand River Hospital Cancer Centre and Innisfree House for their kind and compassionate care.


In keeping with Pat’s wishes, cremation has taken place.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Condolences for the family and donations to Innisfree Hospice – Kitchener may be arranged by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S., Waterloo N2J 1P7; 519-745-8445;




Wanita Hollands (née Wardell) of R-Villa in Ripley, and formerly of Walkerton and Kincardine, passed away with family by her side at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre -Kincardine on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in her 93rd year.


Beloved wife of the late Howard Hollands, Irwin Fletcher and Albert Kitchen.


Dear mother of Dale Hollands (Colleen Kimberley) of Elmvale and Koleen Garland (Ron) of R. R. #4, Ripley.


Missed by her grandchildren: Tim Hollands (Christina), Jennette Cole (James), Christopher Garland (Tara) and Scott Garland (Shilo) and by her great-grandchildren: Briannah, Aislyn, Faith, Hope, Ali, Matthew, Gavin and Adalyn.


Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by her parents Frederick and Agnes (née Ruttle) Wardell, brother William Wardell, sister Jean Mitchell (Lloyd) and grandson Andy Hollands.


Visitation was held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, from where the funeral service to celebrate Wanita’s life was conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, with Pastor Robert Clifford officiating.


Interment Kincardine Cemetery.


Memorial donations to First St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, the R-Villa Activity Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at




Margaret Genevieve Humphrey (née Hughes) of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late George Humphrey, who predeceased her in 2010.

Dear mother of Louise Silverston (Robert) of Toronto, Ruth McFarlane of Deep River and Graham Humphrey (Michele Leibold) of Clinton.

Missed by her grandchildren Heather Cariati (Tony), Kimberley Silverton, David Silverston, Paul Silverston, Thomas Humphrey (Alison) and Christy Humphrey and by her great-grandchildren Nathan, Matthew, Ryan, Samuel, Andrew and Anna.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Thelma Hughes of Belle River and by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Martha (née French) Hughes, brothers Murray Hughes (Marion) and Howard Hughes and sister June Hughes.


The memorial service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the Kincardine United Church, 721 Princes Street, Kincardine, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, with Pastor Judy Zarubick officiating.


Inurnment Kincardine Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Kincardine United Church or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at




Leslie Gilbert Jolley passed away peacefully at home in Kincardine on Feb. 25, 2017, at the age of 86.


He is survived by his four children: Susan (Dennis) Robinson, Stephen (Heather) Jolley, Kenneth (Brenda) Jolley and Arthur (Emily Palmer) Jolley, all of Kincardine.


Missed by his grandchildren: Holly Robinson, Carrie (Art) Houghton, Brent (Kaitie) Jolley, Lori-Anne Jolley, Kimberly Jolley, Marissa Jolley, Emily Jolley and Lauren Jolley and by great-grandchildren: Jake and McKinna Colley, Jared and Trent Houghton, Calen and Peyton Jolley, Kaden Linde, Colton Jolley-McPherson and Acacia Kalish.


Also survived by his only sister Irene Doornbos of Park Ridge, Illinois, and by sister-in-law Hilda Howes of England.


Predeceased by his wife and the love of his life, Joyce; brothers-in-law Andrew Doornbos of Park Ridge, Illinois, Bill Howes, Jack Howes, and sister-in-law Betty Porter (Ed), all of England.


Les was born and raised in Liverpool, England, from where he was able to travel the world as a First Class Stationary Engineer with the British Merchant Marine.


Les and Joyce made the decision to move to Canada so he could begin a career with the Ontario Hydro nuclear program. He was one of the original licensed Nuclear Operators in Canada, and assisted in the commissioning of Douglas Point, Pickering and Bruce units.


Les enjoyed playing the piano and established a band “Les Jolley and the Jolly Jumpers” which played at many dances in the area during the sixties and seventies. He was a former councillor on the Kincardine Town Council, owned and operated the Kincardine Marina for many years, and his greatest love was Ainsdale, an 18-hole golf course which he designed and built and he played 18 holes daily - even getting a hole-in-one at the age of 83!


Les was a quiet and humble man who loved his family, gardening, his dart league at the Kincardine Legion, the Liverpool Football Club and playing seniors euchre.


Visitation was held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, with a Royal Canadian Legion memorial service at 2:45 p.m. which was followed by the funeral service celebrating Les’ life at 3 p.m.


Interment Kincardine Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Anglican Church of the Messiah or the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 183, Kincardine would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at




John Albert Kesteloot of Kincardine passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Friday, March 3, 2017, in his 83rd year.


Cherished husband of Mary Kesteloot (née Lava) for over 56 wonderful years.


Loving father of Debbie Kesteloot of Kincardine, Sandra (Tom) Wilson of Kincardine and Karen Kesteloot of Guelph. Missed by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Dear brother of Julius (Mary) Kesteloot of Aylmer, Christine (Paul) Van Bree of Forest, brother-in-law of Jerry (Judi) Lava of Kenora and dear uncle to Jason and Jeffrey Lava and their families.


Predeceased by his sister Diane Kesteloot.


John moved from Belgium to Canada with his family in 1947, where his parents became tobacco farmers in Elgin County. John was always great at math; he could add up numbers in his head faster than someone using an adding machine. He completed a diploma in bookkeeping part-time while working long hours on his father’s tobacco farm. He started to move on to accounting; but decided being out in the fresh air was preferable to having his nose stuck in a book.


After marrying the love of his life in 1961, he took his first job at McConnell’s Nursery and a career was born. While working and raising a family he completed several courses and diplomas relating to horticulture, landscaping, greens keeping and greenhouse growing. Over the years he worked for Sheridan Nurseries (holding several positions including assistant farm manager in Oakville), pesticide/herbicide control manager based in Georgetown and farm manager in Port Hope. From 1973 to 1980 he ran his own nursery with his wife and daughters just outside of Thedford in Lambton County.


From 1982 to 1990 he was employed as the superintendent of forestry and horticulture for the City of Etobicoke Parks Department. During his tenure there he designed a prize-winning horticultural display at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. He also worked at the Home Depot in Kitchener/Waterloo and many will recognize him from his years at the Canadian Tire garden centre in Kincardine.


John has served his community (wherever that community happened to be) since 1957 when his father volunteered him for the secretary-treasurer position for the local school board in Vienna, Ontario. He was the charter president for the Bayham Junior Farmers in 1959. He has been a member of various Optimist Clubs: Port Burwell, Thedford-Bosanquet, Georgetown, Etobicoke, South Hamilton, Ancaster, Port Hope, Waterloo Lakeshore and Waterloo North; serving at the executive level at many of these clubs. He had been a life member of Optimist International since 1984. Since moving to Kincardine in 2000, had been involved in Communities in Bloom, the Merry Kin Seniors Club as well as the Ontario Seniors Games Association. He was also instrumental in obtaining a Trillium Grant for the Seniors’ Room at the Davidson Centre.


John loved doing jigsaw puzzles and playing euchre with the card-playing group at the Davidson Centre. He also was an avid genealogist, tracing the Kesteloot family tree back to the 1600s. He instilled in his daughters a strong work ethic and sense of pride in a job well done. He will be greatly missed by his wife Mary and daughters 1, 2 and 3.


Private funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.


Memorial donations to the Canadian Red Cross Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at




Kimberly “Kim” Jean McKinnon of Kincardine passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the age of 58.

Daughter of Ronald McKinnon and the late Judith (Urqhuart) DeLeon, she grew up and spent most of her life in Kincardine.

She is survived by her son Jesse Bellan of Montreal, Quebec; her father Ronald McKinnon of British Columbia; brothers Kevin and Steve McKinnon and sister Jodi (Jon) Thompson, all of Kincardine; aunt Glenda and uncle Addie Bulzgis.

Kim was employed at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station and later Bruce Heavy Water Plant.

Loved by special friends Val and Bill Stanley, Babes MacKinnon and many others. Thanks to the caring staff at Trillium Court, Kincardine Hospital and Dr. Gary Gurbin.

Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.

Memorial donations to Community Living - Kincardine District, Adopt-A-Pet Rescue Lucknow or Allies for Alley Catz would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at


Dr. THOMAS McLARTY (1925 – 2017)

Dr. Thomas Donald McLarty MD, FRCP (E), FRCS (C), died with great dignity and a gentleman to the end at Parkwood Institute in London on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

Husband of 60 years to his beloved Mary Elizabeth (2010).

Dearly loved father of Mary Katharine (Neil Young) of Mississauga, John (Carrie Wilson) of Kincardine and Sarah (Gary Kirkham) of Atherton, California.

Loving grandfather of Sarah (Cameron MacNeil), Emily (Andrew Choly), Rachel, James, Jack, Matthew, Christopher and Jennifer.

Dear brother-in-law of Beth Brown of Burlington.

He spent his working life in London, Ontario. Dr. McLarty was a gifted surgeon with magic hands and he was an early adopter of new technology. A lifelong learner and teacher, he pioneered laparoscopic surgery in Canada and then taught it around the world.

He was a faithful member and generous supporter of First St. Andrew’s United Church in London. He was a farmer who was never happier than when he was driving the combine or growing hundreds of vegetables and flowers in his huge garden. He enjoyed most summers of his 91 years near Kincardine on Lake Huron.

Predeceased by his parents John Stewart and Mabel Jean (née Johnston), his brother John, his wife Mary Elizabeth (née Hallowell) and his dearest daughter Jane Elizabeth (1990).

Visitation was held from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday March 5, 2017, at the Logan Funeral Home (371 Dundas Street, London N6B 1V5; 519-433-6181).

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017, at First St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London.

Private interment Woodland Cemetery, London.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation or First St. Andrew’s United Church were gratefully received. Online condolences may be made at

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ken Leslie, the exemplary care of registered nurses Joyce Hawkins, Sonia McLeod and Ruthann Thompson, the compassion and care of the palliative care team at Parkwood Hospital (LHSC), the staff of Malcolm Place Retirement Home in Kincardine (where he spent the last two years of his life) as well as his great friend Dr. Fred Roberts.

A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dr. Thomas McLarty.