Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Obituary

OZWALD ARGALIS

Oswald “Ozzie” Edmund Argalis of Tiverton passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in his 83rd year.

 

Beloved husband of the late Fran Argalis (née Bailey).

 

Dear father of John (Sabrina) Argalis of Waterloo, Laura Argalis and Robert (Simone) Argalis, all of Kitchener.

 

Cherished grandfather of Jonathan and Julia and uncle of Lianne and Lance.

 

Missed by brother-in-law Robert (Donna) Bailey of Burlington.

 

A funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, with Reverend David Chang officiating.

 

Final resting place: York Cemetery, Toronto.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Tiverton Lions Club would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

FRANK CAIGER-WATSON

 

In the early hours of Thursday, May 11, 2017, we lost the most wonderful husband and father a family could ask for. Frank Caiger-Watson (1927- 2017) had a goal to make it to 90 years of age, and at least we can say he was in his 90th year.

 

He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn Caiger-Watson (2014) and father of Kim (Tim) Bolger of Calgary, Alberta.

 

He was predeceased by daughter Susan Caiger-Watson (2008), infant daughter Jane Caiger-Watson (1955) and his brother Ross Caiger-Watson.

 

He will be sadly missed by his only granddaughter Sophie Fraser, son-in-law Chris Fraser, niece Rosslyn (David) Biernaskie and nephew Philip (Betsy) Caiger-Watson.

 

Frank had a long career at Ontario Hydro and enjoyed a fabulous retirement that started at age 59. Frank and Marilyn travelled all over the world in the last thirty years, but still loved to come back home to Kincardine. He loved to drive his golf cart out of the backyard and start a game on the second fairway. He would have done so every day if Mom would have let him.

 

At age 69, Frank was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and, instead of letting it get the best of him, Dad started the first Parkinson’s support group in the Kincardine area and was one of the first organizers for the Parkinson’s SuperWalk in Kincardine. I believe that Dad was the top fundraiser for these walks up until about 2011, when he was no longer able to participate. Trillium Court held their own Parkinson SuperWalk in which Dad participated every year; rollator or wheelchair, it didn’t matter, he made it work. And of course, it goes without saying, that he didn’t let Parkinson’s stop his love of golf as he enjoyed the game until the summer of 2010.

 

Dad was my mentor and my rock. He carried me through tough times and cheered me on in good times. I could not have imagined the sadness that has filled my heart as it is broken into a million pieces, but I know he is now with my Mom and my sister. I can only hope to be as strong, as kind, as gentle and as loved by all as he was.

 

We would like to thank the most amazing staff at the lodge in Trillium Court for care that was constantly over and above. My Dad was always treated with the best care, love and respect. To the staff that spent countless hours with me sitting at Dad’s bedside, I love you all. To Dr. Gurbin, you hold a special place in our hearts; your kindness and compassion was evident in every visit. And to my friends who also sat with me day in and day out, I feel eternally blessed to have you in my life and I thank you for your caring.

 

Visitation will be held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, 421 Russell Street, Kincardine, from 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, with the funeral service to follow at 11a.m. with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society- Southwestern Ontario or the Anglican Church of the Messiah would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com