Feb. 10, 2010



The family sadly announces that Kevin Boyle, age 44, left this earth suddenly as the result of a heart attack on Jan. 27, 2010.   

Kevin was the beloved son of Irene and the late Francis Boyle, of Ripley.

He is greatly missed by his two daughters, Taylor and Madison; their mother Tracey, and Tracey’s mother Ruth.

He is also greatly missed by his brother, Bryan (Janet) Boyle, of Forest; sisters Bonnie Boyle, of Ripley; Kerry Boyle (Kevin Harrigan), of Fergus; Heather (Sam) Finnie, of Ripley; and Corinne (John) Louther, of Walkerton; as well as by 13 nieces and nephews, and by his aunts, uncles and cousins from the Boyle and Farrell families.

Visitation took place at  MacKenzie and  McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. The funeral service was held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, led by Rev. Bruce Aitken, a long- time family friend dear to the entire Boyle family. 

Frank MacLennan, a steady rock for Kevin, played guitar and sang “I Believe” by Diamand Rio to honour him. 

Pallbearers were Sean Johnson, Jeff Scott, Jeff Stanley, Gary Rutledge, Dave Gamble and Robert Drzazga. The flower honour guard included Jan Prehn, Ian Elliott, Paul Irwin and John Farrish. Both groups were friends Kevin has known since childhood growing up in Ripley and he has played hockey with many of them.  


Cousin Brent Armstrong held the woven basket which Kevin’s daughters, nieces and nephews filled with red carnations in a procession at the end of the service.  


Kevin will be remembered for his love for his daughters, his family and friends, and his home town of Ripley. He had a quick wit and was passionate about drumming, singing, drawing, writing and playing hockey. He was a carpenter by trade and had also worked on the family farm. 

Donations to a children's trust fund for Kevin’s daughters (Taylor and Madison) can be made through the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, 12 Queen Street N., Ripley ON N0G 2R0 (519-395-2969 or mackenzieandmccreath.com) as expressions of sympathy.



Burton Earl Elliott, of Kincardine and formerly of Huron Township, died on Feb. 6, 2010 at the Kincardine Hospital, at the age of 79. 


He was the beloved husband of Marj (Hodgins) for over 56 years.


He will be missed by his children Ellen (Allan) Holroyd, of Kincardine; Perry (Donna) Elliott, of Huron Township; June Adams (friend Bill), of Edmonton; Robert (Karen) Elliott, of Huron Township; and Jeff (Sheryl) Elliott, of Huron Township. 


Dear grandfather of Brent (Karlee), Jim (Mendi), Janelle (Craig), Joe, Brianne (Trevor), Michelle, Michael, Luanne, Paul, Tarrant (Ashley), Tyler, Vanessa (Mark), Nicole (Kent), Thomas, Jarrett, and Jorie. Proud great-grandfather of Maryn, Macy, Ashlyn, Cade, Jared, Riley, Samantha, and Max. 


Bert is survived by his siblings Jim (Donna) Elliott, Edith Simpson, Betty (Ken) McFarlan, and Bill (Betty) Elliott and his brother-in-law Vernon (Marion) Hodgins, and sister-in-law Inez (Lorne) Forster.

Predeceased by his brother Joe, who died during the Second World War; his granddaughter Bobbie Jo Holroyd; and brother-in-law Donald Simpson. 


Bert was born in Huron Township on Oct. 20, 1930 to the late Robert E. Elliott and Margaret V. Byers. After the tragic loss of his father at the age of 14, Bert took over the family farm on the 10th of Huron. He spent his life sharing his love of the land with his three sons and grandchildren, and was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed to friends and neighbours. When farming slowed down during the winter months, Bert and Marj would travel to Florida to harvest their citrus crops.


Bert was very involved with his community and spent 16 years as a councillor for Huron Township, with two terms served as Reeve. His civic-minded nature led to involvement in the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, the Bruce County Cattleman’s Association, the Bruce Shrine Club and the local school board. He spent many hours at the Ripley Curling Club where he was a former President. He was a life-long active member of the Bethel United Church where he was an Elder and a member of the choir.


Bert had a great sense of humour and loved to socialize and have fun. He had a gift for making all feel welcome. He was a favourite with children, as he always had a spare candy in his pocket. Bert was a natural entertainer, whether it was telling stories or step-dancing with his siblings. He and his sister Betty were also square dancing partners and won awards for their efforts.


Visitation was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a Masonic Lodge service conducted at 6:45 p.m. The funeral services was held in the chapel at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, with Rev. Bob Putman officiating. Shirley Harris was the organist.


Pallbearers were his grandsons: Brent and Jim Holroyd; Joe, Michael, Tyler, Thomas and Jarrett Elliott; and Paul and Tarrant Adams. Honourary pallbearers included Norm Liddle, Ron McGarvey, Lynn Farrell ,Elmer Courtney, Elmer Smeltzer and Jack Cumming.


His granddaughters Janelle, Brianne, Michelle, Nicole and Jorie Elliott; Vanessa Roppel and Luanne Adams were the flower bearers.


Spring interment Ripley Cemetery. 


Memorial donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the Shriner’s Hospital were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences and portrait available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.



James Lorne Hutton (Second World War veteran), of R.R. 3, Tiverton, died at the Southampton Care Centre, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in his 88th year. 


Beloved husband of the late Irene Hutton (née Fisk). 


Dear father of Jim (Patti) Hutton, of R.R. 3, Tiverton; Bill (Joanne) Hutton, of Port Elgin; Bob (Heather) Hutton, of Port Elgin; Lorna Hutton (Lee Fuller), of R.R. 2, Tiverton; and Marg Hutton, of Southampton. 

Loved grandfather of Bill, Dan, Dustin, Megan and Jordan Hutton, Jen Stark and Rae Schwandt. 


Cherished brother of Gladys Jacklin, of Walkerton.Also survived by a sister-in-law, Helen (David) Thomson of Cargill. 


Predeceased by his brother-in-law, Bruce Jacklin. 


Visitation was held from 3:30-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 from where the funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, with Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating. 


Pallbearers were Al Young, Keith Thomson, Dave Fitchett, and Bill, Dan and Dustin Hutton. 


Flower bearers were Megan and Jordan Hutton, Jen Stark and Rae Schwandt. 


Spring interment, Tiverton Cemetery


Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch #183 Kincardine, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.




Eileen Cora Wrightson (née Gossell), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in her 83rd year. 


Beloved wife of the late Earl Wrightson (1980). 


Dear mother of Ken (Krystina) Wrightson, of Sudbury; Steve (Judy) Wrightson, of Thunder Bay; and Janis Hedley (Dave Haneca), of Kincardine. 


Loved grandmother of Rebecca (Terry), Lindsay (Guy), Andrew, Corey, Leah, Allison, Kyle, Melissa and Rachel; and great-grandmother of Alexis, Seth and Sydnee. 


Survived by her sister-in-law, Janet (John) MacKenzie, of R.R. 3, Tiverton. 


Predeceased by her sisters, Norma (Bruce) MacKay and Edith (Henry) Holmes; and by her brothers, Jack Gazel and Harold (Mae) Gazel. 


Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with the funeral service held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, with Rev. Don Harry officiating. 


Pallbearers were Terry Chevrier, Guy LaFond, Andrew and Kyle Wrightson, Jamie Rowe and Bob Gray. 

Flower bearers were Becky Chevrier, Lindsay LaFond, Melissa and Rachel Hedley, and Allison and Alexis Wrightson. 


Interment Kincardine Cemetery


Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kincardine Legion Branch #183, or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available on-line at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.