Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Mildred "Jean" Karikas (née McLaurin) of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Friday, July 17, 2015, in her 74th year.

Beloved wife of the late Steve Karikas.

Survived by her step-children Jeanette and David.

Sadly missed by her first cousins: John, Margaret Ellen, Betty Ann, Donna, Robert, Carole, Wallace, Wayne and Geoffrey and their families.

Predeceased by her parents, John and Mildred (Wallace) McLaurin, and by her cousins Judy and Leslie.

Wednesday, July 16, 2015


Margaret Anne Rutherford died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

She is survived by her brother Gordon in Calgary; her sisters Ina-Mary and Elizabeth in Kincardine; as well as by two nieces and four nephews.

She will be missed.

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



Walter E. Splettstoesser, beloved husband of the late Hanna Splettstoesser (Bischoff), of Bervie passed away at University Hospital in London on Monday, July 6, 2015, at age 79.

He was born in Hohenofen, Germany on Aug. 18, 1935, to the late Lisbeth (Jacob) and Walter Splettstoesser Sr.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Charles Edward “Ted” Fulford of Kincardine passed away at his home on Friday, June 26, 2015, in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Kathryn “Kip” Fulford (née Campbell).

Dear brother of Laird Fulford of Goderich and Marita (Ivan) Harris of Lethbridge, Alberta.  Also survived by his sister-in-law Donna (Paul) Hurst of Collingwood and his brother-in-law Delbert Shewfelt of Goderich. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister Sharon Cook and sisters-in-law Phyllis Fulford and Barbara Shewfelt.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Lois Jean Needham of Owen Sound and formerly of Kincardine passed away at the Grand River Hospital-Freeport Facility in Kitchener on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in her 58th year.

Cherished mother of Matt Hollands of Drayton, Melissa Hollands and Carrie Hollands, all of Owen Sound and Cuyler Hollands of Toronto.

Loving daughter of Harvey and Betty (Eskrick) Needham of Kincardine.

Dear sister of Bob (Barb) Needham of Roseville, Jim Needham of Kitchener and Helen (Dwight) Howald of Ripley. Also missed by her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her sisters Gail and Marilyn Needham and twin brother Lynn in infancy. Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Donald “Chaddy” Chadbourne of Fisherman’s Cove passed away at SBGHC - Kincardine Hospital on Monday, June 15, 2015, at the age of 79.

He was born in Kincardine on June 29, 1935, to the late Kathleen (Huston) and Clifton Chadbourne.

Greatly missed by his partner Ev Colling, daughter Tracey (Doug) Mooder and their children Chase & Delaney of Elmira, and by his stepchildren Cathy (Dave) MacKinnon of Lucknow, Linda (Ron) McWaters of Kitchener, Terri (Dan) Schiestel of Teeswater, Joe (Janet) Van Boven of London, Sam (Jens) Slot of Calgary, Ken (Carol) Hohner of Milton, Mary (Don) MacDonald of Lucknow, Brent (Karen) Colling of Ripley, Shawn Colling of Ripley and their families.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Gordon B. Brooks, beloved husband and best friend of Shirley (Culbert) Brooks for almost 68 years, passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Friday, June 5, 2015, in his 92nd year.

Gordon was born in Huron Township on Sept. 13, 1923, to the late Ruth (Barkwell) and George Brooks.

He will be greatly missed by his children: Ruth Savage of Kincardine, Donnie (Lynn) Brooks of Lucknow and Kathy (Jim) Dickson of Kincardine.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Mona Lee Almond (née MacNutt) of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on May 29, 2015, a few weeks after her 85th birthday.

Wife of the late Robin McLeod, the late Bennett Almond, and most recently her loving spouse and partner of 12 years, the late Wally Collins.

Dear mother of Rick McLeod (Lynn) of London, Jennifer Thompson (Ric) of Kincardine and B.J. Almond of Houston, Texas.

Special extended family mother to Dianne (Thompson) and Calvin McLennan, and very special "pansy" grandmother to Mary Rose and Lauren McLennan.

Fondly remembered by grandchildren Josh and Terri-Jo Thompson and great-grandson Gordon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Catherine Carmichael of Tiverton passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre on May 20, 2015, in her 82nd year.

She was born in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov. 22, 1933.

Loving wife of the late James Carmichael.

Dear mother of Irene (Ross) Kerslake of Kincardine, Caroline (Fernando) Mazza of Innisfil and Ian Carmichael of Wasaga Beach. Survived and lovingly remembered by six grandchildren: Amanda Matson, Stacey (Greg) Halliday, Tiffany (Ben) Hawken, Gino Mazza, Casey and Tanner Carmichael. Great-Grandma to Madeline and Joseph Halliday and Noah Hawken.

Special thanks to Dr. Gurbin and all the staff at the Kincardine Hospital for the great care they gave her while she was in the hospital. Special thanks also to her Tiverton Park Manor family for their care and concern over the last three years.

At Mum’s request, there will not be a service.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Butters, William “Bill” Wesley, of Kincardine, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in his 82nd year.

Survived by his best friend and wife Jewel Butters (née Lealess) of 57 years.  Dear father of Paul Butters of Point Clark, Jayne (Stig) Lassen of Saugeen Shores and Neil (Christel) Butters of Campbellcroft.  Fondly remembered by his special grandchildren Leanna and Emily Butters of Willowdale. He will be missed by Julia Maturi.  Loved brother-in-law to Gwen (Earl) Roney and Ruby (Robert) Roney, all of Dublin, Bryce (Shirley) Lealess of Beamsville, Wray (Bonnie) Lealess of Fullarton, Dorothy Lealess of Parkhill, Margaret Lealess of Strathroy and William Smith of Clinton.  Predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Eric and Ivan Lealess and his sisters-in-law, Viola Webster and Susann Smith.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Elma Margaret Dryden (née Daniel) of Tiverton died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in her 92nd year.

Loving wife of the late Norman Dryden.

Dear mother of Katharine and Hugh Watt of Listowel, Norma and Dick Smith of Erie Beach, Bill and Dawn Dryden of Nanaimo, B.C., and Betty and Dorne Fitzsimmons of Tiverton.

Survived and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Brad Watt, Julianne Paine (Todd), Aislinn Bissenden (Ryan), Bri Dryden, Rob Fitzsimmons, Amy Fitzsimmons and grandson-in-law David Harding. Great-grandma to Stacey Harding, Curtis Harding (LeAnne Deniet), Morgan Paine, Kate Paine, Jayse Bissenden and Myla Bissenden.

Dear sister of Arnetta Sisson of Orillia and Ken Daniel of Port Hope. Elma will be deeply missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her sister Helen Chalmers, granddaughter Lisa Harding and grandson Rhys Dryden.