Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Obituary

ED ESKRICK

William Edwin “Ed” Eskrick of Kincardine passed away at Tiverton Park Manor on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in his 84th year.

 

Beloved husband of the late Muriel Dawson (2005).

 

Former spouse of Marjorie Ferrier of Kincardine.

 

Cherished father of Sandra Quinn (Bob Campbell) of Kincardine; Cathy (Ken) Johnson of Kincardine; Jim (Laurie) Eskrick of Calgary, Alberta; Bill (Della Springer) Hunter of Milverton; and Phyllis Hunter (Sean Johnson) of Kincardine.

 

Loving grandfather of Candice, Jasmine, Jason, Joel, Kyle, Rachel, Sherri, Danielle, Nash, Brian, Steve and Kathleen and great-grandfather of 17 great-grandchildren.

 

Dear brother of Elsie (Bob) Strople of Brantford and Sharon (Bert) Johnson of Wingham. Missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Also missed by Ken Quinn and Dave Stewart.

 

Predeceased by his parents William and Kate Eskrick (née Shewfelt).

 

Visitation was held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, from where the funeral service took place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 , 2017, with Pastor Ken Craig officiating.

 

Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to the Tiverton Park Manor Residents’ Activity Fund or the Huron Shores Hospice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

GEORGE MORRISON, MD, FRCPC

Dr. George Hamilton Morrison died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in Thunder Bay, Ontario on June 1, 2017.

He was born July 15, 1926, in Kincardine, Ontario.

Beloved and adoring husband of Mary Louise (Parish) Morrison.

Loving , devoted and cherished father and grandfather of George, John, Gillian, Catherine and Peter (Elliott), Ben , Charlie and Sydney.

Also survived by his sister Ann Lichtenberg as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, particularly Sally Treidlinger (Bill Smith) and Thorpe Lichtenberg (Kelly).

He was predeceased by his father John George Morrison, his mother Agnes (Nan) Isabel Hamilton Morrison of Kincardine and his brother-in-law Thorpe “Mate” Lichtenberg.

George lived a life of meaning, service to others, adventure and unceasing intellectual curiosity. The son of a Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele veteran, he enlisted as a boy soldier in 1943 and attained the rank of Second Lieutenant.

George received his M.D. in 1952 from the University of Toronto. While interning at Toronto General Hospital, he met Mary and they married in 1957. After one year as a family doctor at the Moffat Clinic in Port Colborne, he did his internal medicine residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and the Toronto General Hospital, earning his fellowship in Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. From 1958 to 1995, he was a partner in the Fort William Clinic in Thunder Bay. After his retirement from the clinic, he continued to practice medicine in various roles until 2014.

He served in many leadership roles during his medical career, including Chief of Staff at McKellar General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Care Group and Thunder Bay Regional Hospital as well as president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario from 1990-1991. George was a committed and active volunteer for his profession and his community.

George loved to ski and golf, pastimes he shared with his children and grandchildren. He took his last run down a ski hill just four years ago and played his last round of golf three years ago.

Profound thanks to all the medical staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital and particularly to the nursing staff on 2A and Dr. Janet Noy for their outstanding dedication and compassion. He will be deeply missed and loved forever.

A celebration of life will be held from 2-4 p.m. on June 24, 2017, at the Victoria Inn’s Embassy Room in Thunder Bay.

Online condolences may be made through the Sargent and Sons Funeral Home website at www.sargentandson.com.

 

BETTY WOLFENDEN

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Elizabeth “Betty” Wolfenden, after a courageous battle for life, at the Kincardine Hospital on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, surrounded by family, at the age of 87.

 

Beloved wife of the late Geoffrey (1971).

 

Loving mother of Philip (Betsy), Bob (Donna) and Dave (Mimi).

 

Cherished Grandma of Geoffrey, Chris, Danielle, Lindsay, Matthew, Krista, Elizabeth, Theo, Jessica, Hilary and Max, and of nine great-grandchildren.

 

Dear sister-in-law of Betty Monk and cousins John and Sarah West, of England.

 

Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road, Weston, on Monday, June 12, 2017. A service was held in the chapel at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

 

Interment followed at Sanctuary Park Cemetery in Etobicoke.

 

A memorial service will also be held in her hometown Kincardine on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 1-3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 219 Lambton Street, Kincardine.

 

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Please visit the Book of Memories online at www.wardfuneralhome.com.

 

Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home-Weston Chapel, 2035 Weston Ave., Toronto, Ontario M9N 1X7; 416- 241-4618.