Wednesday,July 12, 2017

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Obituary

BEV BRYANT

Beverley “Bev” Clare Bryant of Kincardine passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in his 80th year.

Cherished husband of Diane Bryant (née Meharry) of Kincardine.

Beloved father of Tony (Trish) Bryant of Alabama, Todd (Lori) Bryant of Michigan and Cynthia Bryant of Kincardine. Loving grandfather of Danielle and Benjamin.

Dear brother of Betty Freeman of Alliston. Missed by nephews Seth Freeman, Brett Freeman and their families.

Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Janet Bryant.

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017. A Masonic Service was held at 2 p.m., followed by the Celebration of Life at 2:30 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation, the Kincardine Bulldogs hockey club or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

EDWYN DAVEY

Edwyn M. Davey of Jarvis and formerly of Kincardine (Armow) died at his residence on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in his 73rd year.

 

Beloved companion and best friend of Donna Dennis.

 

Dear brother of Ken (Debby) Davey of Kincardine and Marybelle (Bill) Schumacher of Hanover. Dear uncle of Erin and Ben Schumacher and Laura and Sarah Davey.

 

Predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Effie Davey.

 

Ed left the Kincardine area in 1961 and settled in Hagersville where he pursued a career with All-Mix Concrete Products. During his working career, he became a partner in two Timber Marts and Jarvis Meadows Land Development.

 

Ed volunteered for the Royal Canadian Legion in Hagersville, the Hagervsille Hawks hockey team and many community events.

 

A graveside service was held at Tiverton Cemetery on Saturday, July 8, 2017, with Ann Maycock as celebrant. Pallbearers were Ben Schumacher, Gary Dennis, Vaughn Mitchell, Jim, Roy and Randy Strohm.

 

A celebration of Life will take place at the Hagersville Royal Canadian Legion at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2017.\

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford, the Royal Canadian Legion- Branch 164 Hagersville or the Juravinski Cancer Clinic in Hamilton.

 

CYNTHIA KOCELA

 

Cynthia Ann Kocela of Kincardine passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 25, 2017,

 

Ssurrounded by her family.

 

Dear wife of Duane.

 

Loving mother of Melissa (Zack) Smith of Kincardine, Christopher (Erin) Kocela of Tiverton, Jennifer Kocela of Kincardine and Brelynne Kocela (Dylan Sayle) of Kincardine. Proud grandmother of Mayah, Hannah, Felicia, Bennett, Orion, Dalilah, Penelope, Jewel and Elia.

 

Beloved daughter of George Dunn of Windsor and Violet Dunn of Walkerton.

 

Dear sister of Deborah Nichol, Heather Dufour and Nancy Dunn, all of Windsor.

 

Cremation has taken place.

 

A private family memorial ceremony has taken place.

 

A celebration of life barbeque was held at the family home (McPherson Cr., Kincardine) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017. All who wished to attend wore bright colours and shared memories. Cindy's dearest wish was that her friends and loved ones would gather to celebrate her life and not mourn her passing.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations were accepted for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada. Donations can be made through Cameron Funeral Home, 1106 Yonge St. S., Walkerton N0G 2V0;

 

519- 881-1273; cameronfh@wightman.ca. To view the online Book of Memories for Cynthia, please visit www.cameronfuneralhomes.com.

 

MARGARET MacDONALD

Margaret MacDonald of Kincardine and formerly of Toronto passed away at Trillium Court on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the age of 98.

 

Cherished daughter of the late Donald and Jesse (née McFadyen) MacDonald.

 

Predeceased by her brother Donald.

 

Margaret was raised with her Scottish immigrant grandparents, her parents and younger brother Donald in the house her grandparents built, one of the very first in Tiverton. As a young woman, she left to study nursing in Hamilton. Initially a nurse in homes for individuals, she eventually took specialized training (including training in New York) and became the Head Nurse at Lyndhurst Lodge, Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. She dedicated her professional life to the care of those with spinal injuries or requiring rehabilitation.

 

Margaret always kept Bruce County and her Scottish heritage close to her heart. She returned “home” for weekends and vacations, enjoying fiddling parties, her Presbyterian Church, raising kittens to the delight of her young cousins, marching behind the Kincardine Scottish and injecting a little Gaelic into her conversation with humour and an ever-present welcoming twinkle in her eye.

 

Devoted to her friends and family, Margaret’s cup was always half full. She was cared for with kindness, compassion and fun by the wonderful staff and volunteers at Trillium Court, her "wonderful" Dr. Gurbin and Al Tulloch and family until her death, for which her family is deeply grateful.

 

She leaves behind many memorable stories and will be missed by generations of devoted cousins and many friends.

 

Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, and was followed by the funeral service to celebrate Margaret’s life at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Ruth MacLean officiating.

 

Interment Tiverton Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

ALFRED “ALF” RACKLEY (Veteran of the Second World War)

 

Alfred “Alf” Joseph Rackley of Kincardine passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at Parkwood Hospital in London on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in his 91st year.

 

Beloved husband for 65 years of Dorothy Rackley (née Brewer).

 

Dear father of Jim Rackley (Sandra) of Southampton and Mary Ann Rackley-Tucker (Bill) of London.

 

Loving Grandad of Jennifer Treacy (Cameron), Rebecca Blair (Stewart), Dan Rackley (Jessica), Shaun Tucker (Sarah) and Michael Tucker (Kelley). Special Great-Grandad of Ella and Rylan Treacy; Elliott, Isla and Leighton Blair; Spencer and Bennett Rackley; Avery Tucker and Harrison and Charlie Tucker.

 

Survived by his brothers Lesley Rackley (Joyce) of Nelson, New Zealand, and Ron Rackley (Yvonne) of Kincardine.

 

Fondly remembered by the extended Rackley and Brewer families, his Legion friends, fellow tradesmen and contractors.

 

Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary (née Ryan) Rackley; brothers Jimmy Rackley and Frank Rackley (Edna); and sisters Rose Gale (Bert), Margaret Weight (Charlie) and Ivy Rackley.

 

Alf was a well-respected stone mason who bricked hundreds of homes and stone fireplaces in the Kincardine area.

 

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at the Anglican Church of the Messiah in Kincardine on Monday, July 3, 2017, and was followed by the memorial service to celebrate Alf’s life at 12:30 p.m., with Reverend Rob Hiscox officiating.

 

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 183 Kincardine held a Memorial Service at the church at 10:45 a.m. on Monday.

 

Final resting place: Church of the Messiah Memorial Garden.

 

Memorial donations to the London Down Syndrome Association were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.