Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Obituary

JOHN DICKSON

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of John David Dickson of Inverhuron on Oct. 10, 2017, at the age of 73.

 

Loving partner of Beth Gillis.

 

Cherished father of Tania, and Kyla and her partner Russ O’Handley. "Dad never had to tell us how proud he was or how much he loved us, it was seen in his sparkling eyes. Dad built our boats; he filled our sails."

 

Missed dearly by step-children Scott and his wife Jennifer, and Mark Biser.

 

Loving Papa of Lily, Leah and Clare O’Handley; Logan, Avery, Payton and Tyler Biser. He was a devoted Papa who adored his grandchildren and cherished his time with them.

 

Lovingly remembered by his sister Marlene and the late Glen Fitzsimmons. Special uncle to Julie and her husband Mark Ferguson. Also missed by Beth’s sister Donna and her husband Glen Usher.

 

Predeceased by his parents Earl and Rebecca Dickson whom he continued to love deeply.

 

He will be missed as an uncle and friend by a special extended family.

 

Dad lived with optimism, gratitude and kindness. His family and friends will remember his positive attitude; he always had something good to say about everyone and he believed in the good of people. Dad’s legacy of love and generosity will forever be with us.

 

We invite you to join us in a Celebration of Life to honour him at Ainsdale Golf Course at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

 

Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Kincardine & District would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; he would like knowing that your contribution made a child’s day just a little brighter.

 

Arrangements entrusted to Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.

 

NORM ROSS

 

Norman “Norm” MacDonald Ross of Kincardine passed away suddenly on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in his 73rd year.

 

Loving husband of Judy Ross (née Young) of Kincardine.

 

Cherished father of Michael (Sarah) Ross of Milton, Erin (Terry) Dietrich of Georgetown, Jaime Ross (Brian Benwell) of Toronto and Ashley (Greg) Simmons of Tiverton.

 

Dear grandfather of Meghan and Alanna, Logan and Brynne, and Ora and Tyson.

 

Missed by siblings Robert (Barb) Ross of Kincardine, Bruce (Ginny) Ross of Kincardine, Malcolm (Debbie) Ross of Carleton Place, Mary Gallant of Kincardine, Elizabeth Ross of Kincardine and Donald (Kris) Ross of Florida; and by brothers-in-law Jim (Judy) Young of London, Doug Young of Maple Ridge, B.C. and Ed (Nancy) Young of Whitby.

 

Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Predeceased by his parents Harvey and Helen Ross, in-laws Donald Young and Marilyn Young, brother Harvey Ross, brother-in-law Tony Gallant and sister-in-law Lynne Ross.

 

A private family funeral service has taken place.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Best Western Governor’s Inn in Kincardine.

 

Memorial donations to Huron Shores Hospice or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

HELEN SCHWEITZER

Helen Bernice Schweitzer (née Taillon) of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in her 94th year.

Born in Longueil, Quebec on April 18, 1924, Helen worked as a secretary for Pratt-Whitney Aviation where she met her future husband.

Beloved wife of the late Eugene Schweitzer, who predeceased her in February 2007.

Helen will be fondly remembered by several cousins and many Kincardine and area friends, especially Shirley Lyons and Grant and Carol Collins.

Predeceased by her parents Charles and Susan (née Willard) Taillon.

Visitation was held from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Kincardine at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, with Father Thomas Manninezhath as celebrant.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

NORMA STEWART

 

Norma June Stewart (née Sturgeon) of Kincardine and formerly of Ripley passed away at Tiverton Park Manor on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in her 85th year.

 

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Albert Stewart (2001).

 

Cherished mother of Dale (Lynda) Stewart of Huron Township, Sherry Lee (Gilbert) Farrell of Kincardine Township, Ken (Janet) Stewart of Manitoulin Island, Mark (Ann) Stewart of Kincardine, Bonnie (Ken) Wales of London and Ruth Ann (George) Mitchell of Drayton.

 

Loving grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

 

Daughter of the late Willard & Lulu Sturgeon. Survived by sister Melvina Sturgeon, sisters-in-law Donelda Sturgeon, Audrey Cardiff, Diane Stewart and Catherine McKague. Missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Predeceased by her sister Donna, brother Glen and brothers-in-law Cameron, Allan, Jack and Andy.

 

A private graveside service has taken place at the Ripley Cemetery.

 

Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations to Huron Shores Hospice, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.