Dec. 9, 2009

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Obituary

MARC BAKER

Marc Baker, of Wiarton and formerly of Kincardine, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, in his 64th year. 

Dear brother of Michael, of London; and Nancy Weber (Michael Reid), of London

He will be missed by niece Tiffany Weber, nephew Michael Weber as well as his many friends in Wiarton. 

Marc was predeceased by his parents Mary (Poynter) and Chester Baker.

In respect of Marc's wishes, cremation has taken place. 

There will be a time to remember and celebrate Marc's life from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Wiarton, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009.

Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Box 212, Wiarton N0H 2T0; phone 519-534-0240; fax 519-534-3593.

Donations to the Wiarton Hospital would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family through the website www.georgefuneralhome.com.

 

 

ELDON BRADLEY
Jan. 15, 1922- Nov. 28, 2009
 

Eldon Hackett Bradley (a veteran of the Second World War) passed away suddenly at his home at Greenwood Court Nursing Home in Stratford, at noon on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 while sitting in his chair (just as he wanted). 

Eldon had formerly lived in Lucknow for 32 years, after moving from his farm home in Ashfield Township, north of Goderich. 

He is mourned by his loving wife of 65 years, Allene Campbell Bradley whom he married on Dec. 16, 1943

Also left to mourn are his daughter Phyllis and son-in-law David Todd, of Stratford, and two granddaughters: Dr. Kate Todd, of Guelph; and Emma Todd, of Richmond, British Columbia.  Eldon also leaves behind one sister-in-law, Evelyn Bradley, of Point Clark; eight nieces and one nephew: Sandra and Gil Touringy, of Calgary, Alberta; Brenda and Don Whitfield, of Sault Ste. Marie; Norman and Cathy MacLennan, of Listowel; Maureen and Dave Thomas, of Goderich; Mary and Bruce Scott, of Huron Township; Maxine and Greg Alton, of Wingham; Movita Bradley; Michele Bradley; and Madonna and Bruce Terpstra, all of Waterloo.

As well, many cousins, great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews will miss Eldon. 

Eldon was pre-deceased by his parents, John Alexander Bradley and Mary Hackett as well as his younger brother Jim Bradley, all of Ashfield. He mourned the death of his only son, Dr. John Bradley of Toronto, in 2006. He was also pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Doris (Brown) and brothers-in-law Dr. Murray MacLennan and George Michie, all of the Wingham area; his father-in-law Walter Brown, of Amberley; and mothers-in-law Estelle Brown and Dorthea Brown. 

Eldon was born and raised on the Bradley Homestead on Highway 21 just south of Amberley where he spent his early years attending Laurier School and then farming with his father and younger brother. In 1942, at the age of 20, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving his country until the end of the Second World War in 1945.  He was part of the Canadian Eastern Air Command and was stationed in Moncton, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia

Following the war he returned home where he and Allene purchased their own farm in Ashfield Township and together set up and operated a mixed farming operation which developed into a registered and accredited herd of Holstein cattle of which Eldon was most proud. The milk from their cows was manufactured into cheese at the Pine River Cheese Factory for many years. Both Eldon and Allene were happy that their farm is still in operation today.  In 1973 they sold the farm and Eldon built a new home for himself and Allene in Lucknow.  He enjoyed his semi-retirement, but kept busy helping with field and barn work with his brother Jim, as well as travelling and selling grass seed to other farmers in the area. He became a director of the West Wawanosh Fire Insurance Company where he worked for 16 years. 

Eldon was always an active and participating person in his community where he was a member of the Amberley Loyal Orange Lodge, the Pine River United Church (where he served on the board and was manager of the building committee for the new church erected in 1958), the Royal Canadian Legion - Lucknow Branch 309, the Lucknow International Lion’s Club and the Lucknow United Church, as well as a member of the Holstein-Friesen Association of Ontario.  He and Allene volunteered for many community events including delivering Meals-On-Wheels. He enjoyed bowling, curling and a good euchre card game until failing eyesight forced him to give up his work, volunteering and sports activities. 

In 2005 Eldon and Allene moved to Stratford to be closer to family, purchasing a home in Hamlet Estates. In 2007, they moved into the assisted living loft at Greenwood Court, and in June 2009 Eldon moved into the Nursing Home at Greenwood where he was able to receive the extra care that he needed.  He battled with, and accepted, his blindness and deafness and decreased mobility during the last years of his life, but kept his good humour, strong mind, dignity and love of family until his passing. 

Eldon’s funeral service was conducted from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home in Lucknow at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, with Rev. C. Harvey officiating, following a Legion remembrace service.

 

Memories were shared by daughter Phyllis and family, the Bradley cousins and the MacLennan cousins.

 

The soloist was Carol Atkinson. Interment immediately followed the service.   

 

Pallbearers were: Greg Alton, Bruce Scott, Dave Thomas, George Gibson, Neil MacKenzie and George Anderson. 

Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lucknow United Church or to the Lucknow Legion Branch 309 Poppy Fund. Memorial available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

 

 

LESTER FERGUSON

Lester Ferguson, a Second World War veteran, died peacefully at his residence in Kincardine On Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009.

 

Lester was born in Huron Township, near Amberley, on Aug. 11, 1917 to the late John Ferguson and Idella Potter.

 

He will be sadly missed by his wife Audrey; his son Allan Ferguson; his daughters Anne (Doug) and Joan (Ken) Eadie; his grandchildren Janice, Stuart, Michael, and Jonathan (Evadne) Eadie; great-granddaughter Aliya Eadie; sister-in-law Margaret Ferguson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his brothers Bill and John (Myrtle); sisters Nan (Roy Geddes), Evelyn (Ed Pitt), Annie (Leonard Irwin) and Wylda (Wilmer MacKay); sister-in-law Norma Humphrey; and brother-in-law Cecil Humphrey; as well as by niece Elaine Irwin, nephews Ron, Ernie and Ken Irwin and Clark and David Ferguson.

 

After serving as a corporal in charge of ambulances with the Fourth Canadian Armoured Division during the Second World War, Lester lived in Toronto, working as a carpenter. Following his marriage to Audrey MacMurchy, he returned to the Ripley area to farm on the sixth concession of Huron Township.

 

Lester, along with Audrey, was always very involved in the community. He was one of the founding members of Community Living Kincardine and District and served on the CLKD Board for over forty years.

 

Even this year, though his health was failing, Lester managed to take in one of his favourite events- the Ripley Fall Fair. For many years, Lester was a member of the Ripley Agricultural Society and served on many fall fair committees as well as taking his turn as president. While farming, Lester also managed with Audrey’s assistance to be a lay preacher at Zion and Riversdale United Churches for ten years.

 

Pine River United Church was Lester’s church from the time of his birth and Lester took an active part in church activities there all his life. It was very fitting that a service of remembrance and celebration was held at Pine River United at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. Assisting as ushers were Gert Larsen, Charles Liddle and Steve Eadie. Participating in the candle lighting were Sandra Fry and Michael Ferguson. Special music was provided by pianist Patt Lowry; organist Dianne Rotteau; soloist Margaret Shoesmith; trio members Glenn Boyd, Bob Rutledge, Lynn Lowry; piper Jennifer Farrell; and many other talented members of the Pine River choir. Grandchildren Jon, Mike, Janice and Stuart provided some memories and thoughts about their grandfather. Rev. Robert Putman officiated at the service with Rev. Carol (Ferguson) Bullock, Lester’s niece, reading the scripture.

 

Pallbearers were Ken, Stuart, Janice, Doug, Michael, and Jonathan Eadie. Honorary pallbearers were nephews Glen, Ron, Grant, Roy, and Kevin Ferguson; Mark Humphrey; Murray and Lynn Ferguson; and Larry Irwin.

Flower bearers were Kim Eadie and nieces Brenda Hutton, Marsha Stark, Carol Halliday and Diane Ferguson.

REBECCA HOGG

Rebecca Hutchison Hogg (née Adam), of Kincardine, died at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, in her 69th year. 

Beloved wife of Walter Hogg. 

Dear sister of Liz McKellar, of Cambridge; Margaret (Leonard) Johnson, of Kilsyth, Scotland; Jeanette (John) Nunnery, of Paisley, Scotland; Linda (Arthur) O'Malley, of Paisley, Scotland; and John Adam (Caroline), of Paisley, Scotland. 

Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and a great nephew. 

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, from where the funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, with Rev. Arthur O'Malley officiating. 

Interment Woodside Cemetery, Paisley, Scotland

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the V.O.N. Grey Bruce would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

DR. LOUIS TUSZ

Louis Joseph Tusz, of Kincardine, passed away suddenly in Owen Sound at Lee Manor Home for the Aged on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, in his 72nd year.

Lou was the beloved husband of Bette (née Bolton), his wife of 51 years.

Dr. Tusz was a family physician in Kincardine from 1973.  He was diagnosed with Pick's Disease five years ago, and moved to Lee Manor two years ago.

He is sadly missed by his three children: Terry (Harv Whitmell), Margaret (Eric Tusz-King) and Louis (Gail Tusz); and by his grandchildren: Simon and Emma Whitmell, Sam and Michael Ginther; and Roland, Carl, Claire and Marina Tusz.

Also survived by his brothers: Ken Tusz, of Calgary, Alberta; and Delworth Tusz, of Victoria, B.C.

Louis was predeceased by his parents, Lajos and Erma Tusz; and by his sister, Irma Tusz.

Visitation for Louis Tusz will be held Friday, Dec. 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the Davey Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine.

A memorial service will be held at the Kincardine United Church, 721 Princes Street, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, with a reception to follow. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery

Memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre or to the Kincardine United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.