Wednesday, May 31, 2017



Shirley Anne Annetts (Dunker) (née Bedford) of Kincardine passed away peacefully, with her husband by her side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in her 89th year.


Beloved wife of Norman Annetts and the late Donald Dunker (1960).


Loving mother of Cam Dunker (Jane) of Honey Harbour and Gary Dunker.


Missed by Norman’s children: Lynne Bowler (Glen Rixon) of Charlottetown, P.E.I., Trent Annetts of Stratford, Collette Annetts (Mark Kitchen) of Chatham and Jason Annetts of Scotland.


Fondly remembered by nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by her brothers Ken Bedford and Bob Bedford, and her sister June Williams.


Visitation will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, followed by a reception until 6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion – Kincardine Branch 183, 219 Lambton Street, Kincardine.


Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at





Beatrice Mildred Austin of Aylmer and formerly of Kincardine passed away at the Aylmer Retirement Residence on Sunday, May 28, 2017, in her 94th year.


Predeceased by her husband Norman Harvey Austin (1980); and by her companion of 25 years, Haydn Purdie (2016).


Dear mother of Karen Connor (James) of St. Thomas and Paul Austin (Susan) of Kincardine. Loved by her grandchildren Cory, Christopher (Jenna) and Daniel.


Predeceased by her brothers Paul and Norman, and her sisters Pat and Merle. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.


Born in Waterville, Nova Scotia on Nov. 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Olive (Parker) Jennex. Beatrice served in the R.C.A.F. during the Second World War, and had been an employee of the Bank of Montreal in Toronto.


The funeral service will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, 119 Talbot Street E., Aylmer (519-773-8400) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, with visitation for one hour prior to the service.


Interment Kincardine Municipal Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017.


Donations to the War Amps or the Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. You are invited to share your memories and condolences online at






Kenneth James “Ken” Brocklebank of Shakespeare passed away peacefully at his residence, with family by his side, on Friday, May 19, 2017. He was 70.


Born in Kincardine on April 25, 1947, he was the son of the late James and Edna (Osborne) Brocklebank.


Ken had been a motor coach operator with Cherry Bus Lines in Stratford for more than 25 years. He was a member of Wilmot Centre Missionary Church.


Survived by his wife Suzanne Helen (Rosenberg), whom he married at Wilmot Centre Missionary Church on Dec. 27, 1997.


Also survived by his brother Gordon Brocklebank, mother-in-law Ruth Rosenberg, brothers- and sisters-in-law Kathy Rosenberg, Peter (Maxine) Rosenberg and Nancy (Kirk) Thayer; and nieces and nephews Meagan Rosenberg, Melisssa (Steve) Verkley, Carter Thayer and Carson Thayer.


Predeceased by his parents and his father-in-law Wilfred “Pop” Rosenberg.


Visitation was held at the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N, Tavistock from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, and prior to the funeral service which was held at the Wilmot Centre Missionary Church, 2463 Bleams Road, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017, with Rev. Wayne Domm officiating. Reception followed.


Interment McTavish Cemetery, at a later date.


As expressions of sympathy, donations to Wilmot Centre Missionary Church – Children’s Ministry, Multiple Myeloma Canada or the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band would be appreciated, and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431.





It's with great sadness that we inform all family, friends and acquaintances that Douglas Brent Hooks of Kincardine passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 73.


He was born in Toronto on August 7, 1943, to Glennis and Norman Hooks.


Brent was a guy who always had a smile on his face and tried to put one on everyone he met. His age didn't keep him from being the biggest kid, doing silly pranks, stunts or games. He kept his grandkids entertained and in awe!


Brent was such a loving, giving and generous person. He would help anyone with anything at any time. He loved his dogs, being by the lake (either Huron or Muskoka) and spending a lot of time outdoors. He was not one to sit still. He was constantly busy with an ongoing project or his "honey do" list.


Brent is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, June Hooks (née Prosser). He was her world and meant everything to her.


He was loved and will be extremely missed by his three children: Janine & Allan Emby, Darren & Danielle Hooks and Alayne & Johnny Nold; as well as his seven grandchildren: Jenna and Alyvia Emby, Jackson, Liam and Sam Hooks; and Chelsea and Shelbi-Lynn Nold.


He is also survived by his younger brother Wayne Hooks.


A celebration of Brent's life was held from 3 - 8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kincardine on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kincardine Trails Association or the Kincardine Dog Park.


Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, 519-371-8507.




Dorothy Laura Ann Lotton of RVilla in Ripley passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on May 22, 2017, in her 82nd year.

Left to mourn are her beloved husband Blake Lotton and her children Ron (Gail) of Ripley, Cheryl (Dave Andrews) of Victoria Harbour, Carole (Kevin Benedict) of Kitchener, Ray (Carol) of Princeton and Murray (Sarah) of Ripley.C

herished grandmother of Kathleen, Kendra, Emily, Blake, Ashley, Laura, Sandra, Kristopher, Jessica, Victoria, Trevor, Jacob, Noah and Curtis. Great-Gramma to Erin, Dana, Alexis, Spencer, Sebastian, Natailyn, Jeremy, Avery, Dominic, Abbigail and her foster great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents John and Beatrice Huff and in-laws Norman and Helen Lotton. Dorothy was a dedicated farm wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a special place in her expansive heart for her grandchildren. She played a large part in their early years and they were the centre of her universe. She was content to feed anyone & everyone who entered her home. She loved a good card game, crafting blankets for the wee ones and was a word search fanatic.

Thank you to family, friends and neighbours who asked about her and supported her family during her battle with cancer. Thanks to Drs. Thomson, Kasianik, Moore and the specialists at LHSC as well as all the hospital staffs for their kindness and expertise during Dorothy’s final journey. Thanks also to the caring staff at RVilla.

Visitation was held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, and for one hour prior to the funeral service which was conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Final resting place: Ripley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be made online at





Morley Benjamin Scott of Kincardine and formerly of Purple Grove passed away at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow, on Friday, May 26, 2017, in his 86th year.


Beloved husband of Deanna Scott (née Doupe).


Son of the late Benjamin and Catherine Scott.


Dear brother of Elizabeth Nicholson of Kincardine and Frances (Bev) Kingston of Chesley. Missed by brothers-in-law Fred (Susane) Doupe, Donald (Jessie) Doupe and sister-in-law Betty (Art) Helm, all of Kincardine. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Predeceased by brothers-in-law Clayton Watke and Harvey Nicholson, and parents-in-law Isabel and Norval Stanley.


Visitation was held from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine from where the funeral service took place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017, with Ann Maycock officiating.


Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Huron Shores Hospice, Kinlough Presbyterian Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at