Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017



Mary "Eleanor" Johnson of Kinloss passed away at her residence on Sept. 9, 2017, with her family by her side. She was 69 years old.

Beloved wife of Bob Johnson for 50 years.

Eleanor was born on Jan. 3, 1948, in Kincardine to the late Lauretta (Slade) and Ellison Hodgins.

Dear mother of Terri (David) Bauer of Chelmsford, Rob (Diana) Johnson of Cobourg and Rick (Kelly) Johnson of Ajax. Cherished grandma of Marissa, Cameron, Cassidy, Michael, Rebecca, Ellianna, Kenadie and Brinlynn.

Survived by her three sisters Elaine (Jack) Giroux, Janice (Steve) Elliott and Joyce (Craig) Eckersley.

Eleanor was very community-minded, dedicating much of her time to the Kinloss Community Centre and the Bervie United Church as treasurer. She and Bob spent many wonderful times exploring, sharing music and adventures with the Gypsy Campers.

Visitation was held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Lucknow on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The memorial service was conducted at the Kinloss Community Centre at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, with Jack Giroux officiating. Donations to the Kincardine Community Health Care Foundation or the Kinloss Community Centre were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences and memorial information available online at




Gertrude Schmidt (née Stanley) died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Grey Bruce Health Services in Southampton, in her 86th year.

Gertie, loving wife of the late Lloyd Schmidt and the late Fraser Brown.

Loving mother of Leslie Brown and his wife Rosalia, the late Barbara Schaefer and her husband Gary, and the late Larry Brown.

Proud Grandma of Charlene (Jim), Todd, Ron (Julia), Nicholas and Jonas. Great-grandma of Matthew, Lucas, Jaiden and Elliott. Dear sister of Cecil, Rennie, Clifford, Murray, Elmer, Everett, and Ken. Predeceased by her sisters Ruby Eedy and Doris McKay, and by her brother Gordon. Dear friend and mother-in-law of Nicole Brown. Gertie will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and her large extended family.

A special thank you to Dr. Marriott and all of the nurses and staff at Saugeen Memorial Hospital for their compassion and care.

Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin. A Celebration of Gertie’s life was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at the Underwood Community Centre.

Memorial available online at; 519-832-2222. Memorial donations to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


With family by his side, Anthony (Tony) Gerard Schneyderberg of Kincardine passed away peacefully with grace and dignity on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, under the kind and capable care of Kincardine Hospital’s palliative care unit. He was 95 years old.

Beloved husband to Sophie (née Hoogland).

Loving father of Tony (Diane) Schneyderberg of Orangeville, Maria (Ron) Kerslake of Medicine Hat, Christopher (Brenda) Schneyderberg of Toronto, Angela Rostad of Medicine Hat and Cynthia (Dave) Bruggeman of Kincardine.

Cherished grandfather of Steve (Karen) Schneyderberg, Jeff (Michaela) Schneyderberg, Pamela (Scott) Balkwill, Jessica (Andrew) Dahmer, Jay (Casey) Kerslake, Amy (Willy) Hollett, Andy (Jen) Kerslake, Charity Schneyderberg, Danny Schneyderberg, Jeremy (Chasidy) Schneyderberg, Shawn Schneyderberg, Taralee Rostad, Jesse Rostad, Jacquie Bruggeman and Cameron (Iryna) Bruggeman.

Treasured great-grandfather of Connor (Tori), Jeremy, Garrett, Myles, Matthew, Tyler, Tayah, Jordyn, Jacob, Jasmine, Wyatt, Everett, Seeger, Mason, Jonah, Emily, Julie, Gracie and Mckenna.

Predeceased by his parents Christiaan and Anna (nee vanKastel) Schneyderberg and son-in-law Steve Rostad.

Born on Jan. 5, 1922, in Princenhagen, Holland, Tony immigrated with his wife and three children to Stratford, Ontario, in 1953, where he worked as a construction superintendent for Pounder Brothers.  Upon retirement, Tony and Sophie toured “this great country” from coast to coast. In 1997, Tony and Sophie moved to Kincardine where they enjoyed daily walks by the lake well into their nineties.

Tony’s humble appreciation of his long, happy and productive life with his wife Sophie will be fondly cherished by family and friends.

"God bless you husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend. We love you. You will live on in our hearts and memories."

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Kincardine at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, with Father Joshy as celebrant.

Interment followed at the Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at