Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Janet "Jan" Anne Fludder (née Hamilton), of Kincardine and formerly of Ripley, passed away suddenly at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in her 65th year.


Loving partner of Dan Hyatt.


Dear mother of Dawn Fludder (Kendall Burt), of Kitchener; and Brad (Andrea) Fludder, of Kincardine. Cherished grandma of Brienne, Chloe, Charlotte, Grace, Shaylene and Jesse. Cherished sister of Marie (Gary) Hoffman, of South Bay Mouth, Manitoulin Island.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Hazel Jean McLelland (née Campbell), of R.R. #4, Kincardine, died at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in her 88th year.


Beloved wife of the late Glenn McLelland.


Dear mother of Wilda McLelland, of Ripley; Raye McLelland and Beverley Gray, both of Kincardine; and Grant McLelland and Steven McLelland, both of Kincardine Township.  Loved grandmother of Carey, Shannon, Conrad, Lisa, Bryn and Cole. Great-grandmother of Ava, Wyatt, Colton, Sage, Seth, Chase and Mercedes.


The icing on the cake

In last week’s Independent, you read about Kincardine council passing a bylaw to rent space downtown for its tourist booth. Also using that space will be Team Kincardine (the BIA, Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation [PREDC] and the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce).


I wondered at the unholy rush to ink the new lease and give notice for the space on Highway 21. Council hadn’t even read the document.


Now the picture is coming into focus. The icing is finally (hopefully) on the cake.


PREDC has hired councillor Ron Coristine as its executive director.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Patricia Joan “Pat” Bezaire (née Tout), of Quadra Island, B.C., fought a long, courageous battle with cancer, which ended peacefully on March 24, 2014.


She is survived by her husband, Tom; and her three children: Tom (Karen), Chris (Tania) and Michelle (Reg), all of Vancouver Island, B.C.; and by seven grandchildren: Blaire, Cody, Mackenzie, Graden, Brandon, Kayleigh and Steven.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014



Peter “Pete” William Denham Bicknell, of Kincardine and formerly of Tiverton, passed away suddenly at Trillium Court, on Friday, March 21, 2014, in his 67th year.


Beloved husband of Lynda (née Hill).


Loving son of Johanna (TerMores) Bicknell and the late Don Bicknell.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Marjorie Elliott, of Kincardine and formerly of Huron Township, passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at age 81.


Marjorie was born in Kincardine on Oct. 20, 1932 to the late Mayme (Johnston) and Earl Hodgins.


Beloved wife of the late Burton Elliott.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Frances Louise Argalis (née Bailey), passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in her 77th year.


Beloved wife of Oswald Argalis.


Dear mother of John (Sabrina), of Waterloo; Laura (Adam) Green, of Houston Texas; and Robert, of Toronto. Loved grandmother of Jonathan and Julia Argalis.


Loving sister of Robert (Donna) Bailey, of Burlington.


The family would like to say a special thanks to Brent Crawford for his help and support.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Dorothy Louise Allen (née Huish), of Kincardine, passed away at Trillium Court on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of Albert Allen.


Dear mother of Richard (Ruthanne), of Orillia; Kathryn (Michael) McGarry, of Kincardine; and David (Annette), of Bracebridge.


Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Laura (Neal), Jennifer, Paul (Kim), Kevin, Ryan, Carlene, Brittany (Alex); and by her great-granddaughter Fiora. Dorothy was looking forward to the arrival of her second great-grandchild.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Paul Aggerholm, of Kincardine, passed away peacefully at Kincardine Hospital on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in his 96th year.


Dear husband of the late Madeline McIvor.


Dear companion of Eleanore Laverock, of Kincardine.


Survived by daughters Joan Norris (Randy), of Guelph, and Barbara Aggerholm Campbell (Craig), of Waterloo; and by son Bob Aggerholm (Judy), of London.


Also survived by grandchildren: Sarah, Cory and Christopher Norris; and Kevin and Tess Campbell.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


David "Russell" Brooks, resident of Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow and formerly of Ripley, passed away at Wingham & District Hospital, on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in his 99th year.  Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Brooks (née Owens).


Dear father of Ernest and his wife Eileen, of Victoria, B.C.; Doug and his wife Ruth Ann, of Guelph; and Gerry and his wife Linda, of Kincardine.


Cherished grandpa of David Brooks, Gillian Brooks (Kevin Hewitt), Kathy (Matt) Cottrill and Joe Brooks; and loved "G.G." of Elle and Kohen Cottrill, and Kaleb and Sophia Brooks.