October 22, 2008


Frank R. Barkwell, of Kincardine, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Oct. 10, 2008, aged 83.

Born in Ashfield Township on May 28, 1925 to the late Gilbert Barkwell and Evelyne Hamilton.

Beloved husband of Helen Barkwell (Smith). Frank and Helen were married in Ripley on Oct. 23, 1948.

Survived by siblings Mae Smith, Jack (Audrey) Barkwell, Dave (Nancy) Barkwell and Lloyd Barkwell. Frank was brother-in-law to George Taylor, Marjorie Brooks and Wes and Margaret Smith, and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by siblings Irene Button, Alice Taylor and Robert Barkwell.

October 8, 2008


Aug. 6, 1938 - Sept. 30, 2008

John Davies, of R.R. #2, Ripley, died suddenly in Kincardine on September 30, 2008.

Dearly loved husband of Laura, his wife of 41 years. Loving father of Alexander, Andrew (Marina) and Tara (Paul). Greatly missed by grandsons: A.J. and Jack Davies.

Also survived by sister, Andrea Emmerton niece, Jennifer; and nephew, Patrick (Misty) Emmerton and their children, Patrick and Katie. John will also be missed by the Lariviere family in Timmins, and relatives in Scotland and Ireland.

Predeceased by his parents Glyndwr (Ken) and Meg Davies.

He lived life to the fullest; where it started in Doagh, Ireland and finished in Kincardine. His final stop reminded him of the things he enjoyed the most and where family came together for special occasions. These special times will never be forgotten, and his spirit will always remain with us.

October 1, 2008



Frederick (Fred) E. Webster, Second World War veteran, died after a brief but valiant battle with cancer at University Hospital, London, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, with his wife of 58 years, Jean (Austin) Webster by his side.

Loved father of Anne (Peter) Barnes; Lee (Margaret) Webster; Susan (Lin) Peters; Stephen (Carrie) Webster; Norman Webster; and John (Joy) Webster.  Beloved grandfather of Susan, LeeAnne, Jacquie, Lee, Krista, Derek, Joshua, Mackenzie and Victor. Great grandfather to Ryan, Kayla, Megan, Cameron, Harley and Taya.

September 24, 2008


Tillie (née Horpynuik) Laschuk, of Kincardine and formerly of Smooth Rock Falls, died at Trillium Court, on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in her 98th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Louis Laschuk. 

Dear mother of Stella Drolet (Jack Muszynski), of Kincardine; Daisy (Terry) Burnett, of Mississauga; and James (Sally) Laschuk, of Kincardine. Loved "Baba" of Danny (Richard), Adele (Ron), Norman (Lyne), Steven (Nicole), Greg (Sharon), Dennis (Lisa Windover), and Julie (Steve Moschenross); and "great-baba" of Christine (Mark), Marc, Isabelle, Nicolas, Michael, Bryan and Danielle. 

Predeceased by her son-in-law Armand Drolet, her brother Harry (Annie) Horpynuik, and her sister Helen (Harry) Holub. 

September 17, 2008


September 3, 2008

Gladys Arnold has passion for local history
Long-time teacher was in 104th year
Gladys Arnold
Gladys Arnold (McCosh) beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Arnold of Ripley passed away at Trillium Court, Kincardine on Sunday, August 17, 2008, in her 104th year.
Born on March 8, 1905 in Huron Township to the late Matilda "Tillie" (Orr) and Robert McCosh, she is survived by daughter Joyce (Jim) McEwan of Kincardine, three grandsons, James (Barbara) McEwan of Etobicoke, Kenneth (Marian) McEwan of Chatham and Alexander McEwan of Calgary; five great grandchildren, Ian, Colin, Sarah, Brett and James McEwan; one niece and three nephews. Predeceased by son Gordon (1962) and two siblings, Donald McCosh and Olive Knight.

August 20, 2008

Myrtle Harriet (nee Burns) MacDonald, of Kincardine, a Second World War veteran, died at Grey Bruce Health Services-Southampton, on Thursday, August 14, 2008, in her 85th year.
Beloved wife of the late Wilbert MacDonald. Dear mother of Randy (Debra) of South Porcupine, Richard of Kincardine, Susan MacKay of P.E.I., Eileen Klein of Port Elgin, Sharon Baker of Owen Sound, Rose (Ken) Middleton of Tara, and Joseph Baker of British Columbia.
Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her brothers, Harold, Robert, Lloyd and James Burns and her sisters, Verna Smith and Violet Collins. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z5, 519­396­2701, on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 19, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.

August 13

Myrtle Geraldine Anderson, of Kincardine, died at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, in her 91st year. 
Dear mother of Sheila (Allan) Craib, of London; Marnie  Ballantyne, of Paris; and Heather (Craig) Flannigan, of London.  Loving grandmother of Shellie Roley, Angela Watson and Shea Flannigan. 
Predeceased by her husband Mervin Anderson, sisters Olive Needham and Ada Pollock, brothers Eldon and Jim Lowry as well as a son‑in‑law Tom Ballantyne. 
Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Davey‑Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. 
Pallbearers were Al Craib, Craig Flannigan, Lynn Lowry, David Lowry, Wayne Lowry and Elliott Lowry. 
Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

August 6, 2008

Betty Doreen Dickson (née MacGregor), of Tiverton, died at Summit Place, Owen Sound, on Monday, July 28, 2008, in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Willis Dickson. 
Dear mother of Bob (Chris LeBold), of Seaforth; Bill, of Cambridge; John, of Kincardine; and Jim (Kathy), of Kincardine. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Dylan, Kyle and Bryce Lebold; Brendan, Ashley and Mitchell Dickson; and Cheyenne Stewart; and great­grandchildren: Cameron, Allysa and Karli. 
Loved sister of Helen McPherson and sister­in­law of Isabel Houston, both of Kincardine. 
Visitation was held at the Davey­Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the chapel on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Susan Samuel officiating. 
Interment Tiverton Cemetery. 

July 30, 2008