Wednesday, Mrch 15, 2017


Charles “Michael” Palmer, of R.R. #3, Tiverton by the lake passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at Brucelea Haven on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in his 78th year.

Cherished husband of Marilyn Palmer (née Duck).

Beloved father of Warren Palmer of R.R. #3, Tiverton; and Daisy (Holger) Kraul of Dörverden, Germany. Loved grandfather of Liam and Noah.

Missed by sisters-in-law Sharon Jeffrey of Port Elgin and Karen Duck (Todd Kennedy) of MacGregor. Also missed by his nephews Charlie and Cory, and nieces Christine (Joe) Salerno and Brittany Kennedy.

Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Gretta (née Brinkman) Palmer; and brother Mac Palmer.

Michael was a local musician and a real estate broker for the area.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Ruth Bogues of Lucknow and formerly of Kincardine passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow, at the age of 97.

Ruth was born on Sept. 19, 1919, in Carberry, Manitoba, to the late Eliza Jane (Ross) and Ewart Balkwill.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Bogues, who predeceased her in 1986.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Linda Emmerton of Lucknow, and by granddaughters Cindy Emmerton and her partner Jen Lentinello of Kincardine, and Lori and Tim Weber of Kincardine.

Proud great-grandma of Brent (Kim) Weber and Bobbi Jo Weber. Great-great grandma of Walter.

Survived by her sister Edith Tyson of Windsor.

Predeceased by her siblings Roy Balkwill, Gord Balkwill and Mildred Thompson, and by son-in-law Lorne Emmerton.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Steve Jurkiewicz of Kincardine passed away, with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the age of 79.


Steve was born in Gdynia, Poland, on Oct. 15, 1937.  After the Second World War, he rejoined his parents Waclaw and Irena Jurkiewicz in England, where he completed high school in Lilford. It was there that he met his future wife, Bozena.


Steve obtained his engineering degree at London University, UK, and worked for Esso Research in Oxford.  Deciding to seek his fortune, he emigrated to Canada in 1965, first living in Arvida, Quebec, and later moving to Kincardine to work at Ontario Hydro.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Doris Annette McKellar (née Anderson) of Kincardine passed away peacefully, with her beloved Bob at her side, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in her 83rd year.


Family was always at the centre of her life and she is remembered with great love by children Deborah (Gary Kenny), Joan (Albert Bertholet), Patti (Daniel McKillip), John, and Jennifer (Jeff Picard); by grandchildren Andrew, Ledah, Rhonda, Darlene, Kara, Braden, Mary and Jori; and by great-grandchildren Kayla, Riley and Owen.


Sadly missed by her brother Guy Anderson (Gail), brother-in-law Graham MacDonald, sister-in-law Elouise Anderson, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, February 16, 2017


Ivan Donald McFarlan of Kincardine passed away at Stonehaven Manor in Whitby on Thursday, February 9, 2017, in his 78th year.


Beloved husband of the late Joan Mary McFarlan (née Sutter).


Wednesday, February 8, 2017



Gordon Edward Chafe, of Kincardine, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in his 81st year.


Beloved husband of the late Rose Ann Chafe (née Lennon).


Dear father of Carol (Albert) Cayer of Burlington and Elizabeth Chafe of Toronto.


Remembered by his sister-in-law Jean Chafe.


Missed by his grandchildren Andrea Cayer, Nicole (Brandon) Young and Sheena Cayer (Nate McIver).


Predeceased by his brothers Cyril (Sue) Chafe, Reg Chafe and his sisters Phyllis and Doris Chafe and Vina (Jim) Sulley.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Peacefully surrounded by her family, God called Karen Loma Farrell (née Janisse) home on Jan. 22, 2017.

Beloved wife of Len.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Marjorie Mary Pearl Bailey (née Parkinson) of Kincardine passed away at her home on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in her 76th year.

Survived by her brothers Glen (Vivian) Parkinson of Guelph and Ron (Judy) Parkinson of Kingston.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


John Duncan Campbell, of R.R. #1, Tiverton, passed away at the London Victoria Hospital on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in his 75th year.


Beloved father of Irene (David) Collins of R.R. #3, Ripley; Jane (John) Schiestel of R.R. #3, Mildmay; Gordon (Jennifer) Campbell of Bright; Catherine (Tim) Evans of Kincardine; and Vivian (Chris) Kennedy of Teeswater.


Loved grandfather of Colton, Cierra, Cheyenne, Jasmin, Keisha, Grayson, Duncan, Beckett, Tatum, Halle and Max.


Dear brother of Agnes (George) MacKinnon of Goderich, Christina Moulton of Kincardine, Ruth (Richard) Siegel of Inverhuron and brothers-in-law Burton Eskrick of R. R. #1, Tiverton, Jim Shaw of Markdale and Jack Kidd of Tiverton.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Michael “Mike” James Brown of Kincardine passed away peacefully with family by his side at the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the age of 68.


Mike was a kind and gentle man who was passionate about the love for his children, grandchildren, family and friends. The love for his dogs was evident to all; he connected with them in a way that was truly amazing, and they equally loved him back.


Mike had a way of always seeing what was right or wrong in a very clear and passionate way, and it is how he dealt with everything in life.