Obituaries

February 1, 2012

EVELYN GAYNOR

Evelyn Elizabeth Gaynor (née Hall), of Kincardine, died peacefully at the home of her daughter Trish, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Lyle Gaynor.

Dear mother of the late John Gaynor; Sharon Zettel and her husband Mike, of Kincardine; and Trish Wettlaufer and her husband Wayne, of R.R. 2, Tavistock. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Jennifer Gaynor, Matt (Nany) Gaynor, Will Gaynor (Christie Masse), Andrew Zettel (Lora Freeman), Scott (Jen) Zettel, Adam Wettlaufer (Jess Feagan), Darryl Wettlaufer and Brett Wettlaufer; and by her great-grandchildren: Carter and Craig Zettel.

Survived by her daughter-in-law, Nora Swanson; step-sister Joyce Moran and her husband Alvin, of Dungannon; brother-in-law Leon Gaynor (Sandra), of Goderich; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.


January 25, 2012

HARRY BARNES

Oct. 29, 1929 - Jan. 15, 2012

It is with great sorrow that the family of Harry Barnes announces his passing on Jan. 15, 2012.

He is lovingly remembered by the family that he cherished: his wife of 60 years, Anne; daughters Christine (Harvey) Johnson and Michele (Dan) Bartley; his grandchildren: Lynsday (Dave) Hillier, Justin, David, Shane and Magin.

Predeceased by his sister, Joan.

A private family service will be held.

If desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to McDougall & Brown - Arbor Memorial Services, 2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough ON M1M 1N5, 416-267-4656.


January 19, 2012

GORDON DICKINSON

Gordon "Gord" Dickinson, of Kincardine, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in his 69th year. 

Beloved husband of Barb Dickinson (née Wilken). 

Dear father of Kerry Lynn (Jason) Tobias, of Sarnia; and Robin (Cory) Dulong, of Goderich.  Cherished grandfather of Owen, Kylie and Nathan. 

Loved brother of Bev McInnes, of Dungannon; Gloria (Harry) Ferrier, of Bervie; Sharon (René) Arsenault, of St. Helens; Linda Fry, of Ripley; Wendy Stockton, of Ajax; Jacqueline (Dave) Vanderbelt, of Oshawa; and Tracy (Keith) Larabie, of Whitby. 

Predeceased by his brother Billy Dickinson and his sister Pat Andress. 


January 11, 2011

IRENE EMMERTON

Irene Gladys Emmerton passed away on Dec. 31, 2011 at the Guelph General Hospital,  in her 95th year.

She leaves to morn two sons: Clifford Emmerton, of Ripley; and Jim Emmerton and his wife Jane, from White Rock, B.C.; as well as two daughters: Elizabeth and her husband John Cruickshank, from Victoria, B.C.; and Eleanor and her husband Jack Findlay, from Guelph, ON; as well as nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Chester Emmerton in 1999; and by her two sisters Verna Lavoie and Ina Ferrish; and by three brothers Jim, Stanley and Melvin Johnston.

Visitation was held at the Mackenzie and McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Funeral services were held from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Rev. Rob Hiscox officiated assisted by Eva Wilken. Music was provided by Laurie Dalton and Glenn Boyd.


January 4, 2012

BURT ELLIOT

Burt Elliot, of Ripley and formerly of Owen Sound and Molesworth, passed away at the Kincardine hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011,  at age 92.

Beloved husband of 68 years to Jean Elliot.

Father of Mary (Paul) Smith, of Peterborough; Joan Wilmer, of Cambridge; Janet (Len) Stilling, of Ripley; John (Laurie) Elliot, of Japan; and Ruth (David) Mullen, of Port Elgin.

Also missed by 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and by sisters Joyce (Bill) Turcotte, of Kitchener; Helen Cullen, of Listowel; and Ina (Morris) Purcell, of Gowanstown; and sisters-in-law Ester Elliott, of Listowel; and Pat Elliott, of Hanover.


December 21, 2011

HENRY SPARKS

David Henry "Harry" Sparks, of Kincardine, died at the Southampton Care Centre on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in his 92nd year.

Dear father of Paul (Brenda) Sparks, of R. R. #5, Owen Sound; and Rev. Robert Sparks, of Quathiaski Cove, B.C.

Loving grandfather of Angela (Jeremy) Stewart and Timothy (Courtney) Sparks.  Cherished great grandfather of Seth, Jesse and Emma Stewart. 

Predeceased by his wife Mary (née MacKay); his brother Lloyd Sparks; and sisters Gladys Reid and Helen Sparks.


December 14, 2011

CHARLOTTE HERDE

Charlotte Frieda Herde (née Janke), of Ripley, passed away peacefully on Dec. 5, 2011 at the Kincardine Hospital at the age of 90 years.

Charlotte was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1969.

She was the beloved wife of Helmut Herde.

Dear mother of Dagmar (Manfred) Baasner, and Monika Scheiding. Step-mother of Petra Van der Zander (Herde).

Loved grandmother of Thomas Baasner, Frank Baasner and his wife Paula, Christina Hoffzimmer (Baasner); and great grandmother of Katarina Baasner.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Gerhard Raschke; son Joachim Raschke; her parents, Hermann and Margarete Janke; brother Kurt Janke; and sister Käte Neumann.

Charlotte will be greatly missed by her family, dear friends and neighbours.

Cremation has taken place.

 

JUNE HUNTER


December 7, 2011

IRENE McCONNELL

Irene Margaret (Brown) McConnell, of London,  died at London Health Sciences Centre- University Hospital in London on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011,  in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Chester P. McConnell.

Dear mother of Bob McConnell and his wife Beverly, of Burlington; and Bill McConnell and his wife Joan; Barry McConnell and his wife Shirley; and Judy Williams, all of London.


November 30, 2011

FLOYD GILL

Floyd N. Gill, of St. Mary’s and formerly of Georgetown, died peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, with his family at his side, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at age 86 years.

Predeceased by his wife Janet.

Dear father of Randall and Bonnie Gill, of Huntsville; Lori and Murray Wickham, of St. Mary’s; Lynn and Declan Kiernan, of Inglewood; Martin and Lori Pollock, of Georgetown; and Bob and Donna Davey, of Georgetown.

Proud grandfather of Andrea, Heather and Adam, Jacqueline, Matthew, Nathan, Jolanda, Lindsay, Mitchell and Adam.

Also missed by surviving sisters Florence and Audrey; his nieces, nephews and their families; Ted and Sharon Podsadecki; and the St. Mary’s community.

Floyd was a proud veteran of the Second World War.

At Floyd’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral home visitation or service.


November 23, 2011

GEOFFREY BRIERE

Geoffrey Anthony Briere, of Toronto, died at the Toronto Western Hospital, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in his 32nd year.

 

Beloved son of Donna Briere (née Fordyce), of Kincardine;  and Maurice “Moe” Briere, of Toronto.

 

Dear sister of Leah (Rob) Lance, of Kincardine. Sadly missed by his nephews Ethan and Owen Lance.

 

Loved nephew of Marlene, Nora, Dennis (Carol) Fordyce, Bonnie, Brenda (Ivan) Langlois, Christine, Tanya, Ma Tante Chris and Aunt Teeny. Also missed by many cousins.