Wednesday, August 30, 3017

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Obituary

JOHN FITZGERALD

John “Jack” Fitzgerald of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of Kathleen Fitzgerald (née McGregor) of Kincardine.\

Cherished uncle of the late Bob Webster (Glenda) of Kincardine and John McGregor of Toronto. Jack will be missed by many extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his parents Frank and Cecelia (née Lake) Fitzgerald and brother Lloyd Fitzgerald.

A private family service will take place to celebrate Jack’s life.

Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the C.N.I.B. or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

KENNETH MacLEAN

 

Kenneth Bruce MacLean died suddenly on Friday, Aug.t 25, 2017, in his 89th year.

 

Loving husband of Mona (née Kissack).

 

Beloved dad of Bruce and his wife Mary Lynn, and Chris and her husband David Quilietti. Proud and loving grandpa of Stuart (Sarah) and Mary Kathleen (Andrew), and great-grandpa of Caleb and Felix.

 

Predeceased by his sister Annabelle MacGregor and by his brother John.

 

Kenny began his career as a farmer on the original farm (taken out from the Crown in 1854) and expanding to a second farm just prior to marrying the love of his life, Mona. Shortly after they were married, he began a second career as a councillor for Bruce Township, then moved into the position of Deputy Reeve as well as becoming a member of the Bruce County South Planning Board and Bruce County Council, where he was instrumental in achieving many of the infrastructure benefits the township still relies on today.

 

His next career took him to the board of directors of West Wawanash Insurance Company, where he decided that he’d like to sell insurance. He had a very successful business for many years until retirement.

Kenny was an avid Jays, Leafs and 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band fan, no matter their luck, and was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Glammis as well as an elder for many decades. Family was his joy and there was nothing he loved more than a family gathering.

 

He was a proud Mason and Shriner. In 1980, he served as Master of Aldworth Lodge in Paisley and in 1992 as District Deputy Grand Master for Bruce District. He was also a member of the Bruce Shrine Club and Mocha Temple of London, Ontario. He loved participating in the parades and his fundraising work.

 

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin; 519-832-2222.

 

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1403 Bruce Road 15, Glammis, with Rev. David Chang officiating. Interment Port Bruce Cemetery, Underwood.

 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memorial available online at www.tabrownfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

FRED MORGAN

 

Frederick "Fred" Morgan of Ingersoll and originally from Kincardine passed away at Sakura House in Woodstock on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in his 77th year.

 

Beloved husband of Gail.

 

Father of Connie (Jim) and Rob (Tina).

 

Grandpa to Matthew, Jonathan (Hannah-Mae) and Dustin and great-grandpa to Lyla-Mae.

 

He will be missed by his sisters Betty-Jeanne (Ron) Catto and Linda (Don) Merritt, by sisters-in-law Ruth Anne Robinson and Rosemary Douglas (Charlie) as well as by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The family knows that Fred will be especially missed by his long-time fishing buddy, Dave.

 

Fred was predeceased by his father Albert Franklin Morgan, his mother Hannah Elizabeth (Bessie) Wright Morgan, and by brothers Bill and Tom.

 

A Legion service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Beachville Legion (39 Zorra Line, Beachville) and will be followed by time to share with the family.

 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, which will be followed by a reception at Kincardine Legion - Branch 183, 219 Lambton Street, Kincardine.

 

Fred requested that memorial donations be made to Sakura House, the Beachville Legion -Branch 495 or a charity of your choice. Donations may be made through the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll; 519-425- 1600. Personal condolences may be left online at www.gffh.ca.

 

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth for months of care and also the staff at Sakura House for caring for everyone during Fred's last couple of weeks.

 

GRETA THURBER

 

Greta Thurber (née Kenney), formerly of Ripley, passed away on Aug. 22, 2017, at the age of 77.

 

She was born in Westport, Nova Scotia, on Jan. 19, 1940, to the late Viola (Denton) and Daniel Kenney.

 

Beloved wife of the late Linden Thurber.

 

Mother of Chris (Sherri) of Houston, B.C.; Cheryl (Dan) of Ripley; and Rod (Jacqueline) of Gaetz Brook, N.S. Proud Nana of five grandchildren: Kristin, Ashton, Bethany, Nina and Eric.

 

Missed by her siblings Gail Titus of Oakville; Danny (Theresa) of Westport, N.S.; and Penny Graham of Westport, N.S.

 

Predeceased by her sister Nancy Swift and brothers-in-law Gary Titus and Roy Graham.

 

Fondly remembered by the Thurber family: Avis (Hugh) Faulkner, Gordon (Elizabeth) Thurber and Arden (Sandy) Thurber.

 

Greta graduated as a registered nurse from the Saint John General Hospital's School of Nursing in 1960 and enjoyed a wonderful and rewarding career across Canada. She retired from Ridge Meadows Hospital in B.C. in the spring of 2000.

 

She spent her retirement years in Ripley, Ontario, before moving back to Nova Scotia in 2016. Greta loved travelling in her RV, knitting, sewing, quilting, community choirs, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

A celebration of her life was held at the Westport United Baptist Church in Westport, N.S., at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, and was followed by burial at sea.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrew's United Church in Ripley or to the Alzheimer's Society of Grey Bruce. Online condolences may be made at www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca.

 

 

 

DONNA WILLIAMS

 

Donna June Williams (née Osborne) of Tiverton passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine. She was in her 85th year.

Donna was born in Feversham, Ontario and grew up in the Dundalk area. She married (Glenn) Frederick Williams, from Eugenia Falls, in 1952 and their two boys, Wayne and Barton, quickly followed.

 

Fred’s work with Ontario Hydro meant frequent moves to remote areas of Ontario. During that time, Donna focused on her family and faith while collecting friends and hearty recipes. She was an avid pen pal and remained in touch with many friends made during this time and in her earlier school days.

 

In 1971, Donna arrived in Tiverton and quickly became a fixture in the community through her service work, community involvement and time working at the post office. Those visiting the post office were greeted with her ready smile, quick laugh and sharp wit.

 

She drew much comfort and strength from her faith and was a dedicated member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton. She also gave generously of her time, spending more than 54 years as a member of Eastern Star. Be it serving meals, baking pies, knitting socks for those in need, or simply sharing a kind word, she did it without hesitation.

 

Donna treasured the time she spent with each member of her family. She was a proud and loving grandmother, interested in all aspects of her grandchildren’s lives. She kept them in her prayers. Her great-grandchildren were regular visitors, and she would often share stories of the entertainment they brought her.

 

She is lovingly remembered by sons Wayne (Carol) and Bart (Nancy); grandchildren Lindsay Williams, Kyle Williams (Theresa), Alissa Bigelow (Ross) and Luke Williams (Stellina); and great-grandchildren Cole, Zoey, Kali and Anna Bigelow; Jack, Elle and Kacey Williams and Tyler MacDonald.

 

Donna is also survived her sister Rose Marie Adams of Kincardine and by several nieces and nephews.

 

Predeceased by her husband Fred William (2005), parents Harold and Rosetta (née Sayers) Osborne and brothers George Osborne and Dallas Osborne.

 

Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, with an Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m.

 

The funeral service to celebrate Donna’s life was conducted from Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, with Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating.

 

Interment Tiverton Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

 

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure,

 

You are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.”