Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Douglas "Doug" Victor Kidd of R. R. 2, Tiverton passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at the age of 57.

Beloved husband of Betty Teat of R. R. 2, Tiverton.

Loving father of Daniel Kidd and his wife Alicia of Paisley, Carie Ferris and her husband Rick, and Kelly Becker and her husband Jeff, all of Port Elgin. Special grandpa of Blaze Kidd, Morgan and Kira Ferris, and Lena and Dylan Becker.

Cherished son of John Kidd (Elaine Winter) of R. R. 2, Tiverton.

Dear brother of David Kidd (Wendy Wilson) of Paisley; Dennis Kidd (Monica) of R. R. 2, Tiverton; Darlene Carson (Roger), Debbie Kidd (Chris Milne) and Diane Vanhaelemeesch (Jerry), all of Port Elgin; and Duncan Kidd (Megan) of Southampton.

Doug will be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Ivan Emmerton died peacefully at the Deep River & District Hospital on Jan. 23, 2016, in his 76th year.

Predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Claire (Brisebois).

He will be sorely missed by his daughter Brenda Crowder (Randy) of Cornwall, sons Brian (Mary) of Bolton and Bruce of Kingston. Treasured poppa and grandpa to Jed Crowder (Angela) of Ottawa, and Nicole and Kayla Emmerton of Bolton.

Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister Doris Rock and brother Lorne.

Ivan was born in Kincardine to Charles and Olive Emmerton. He moved to Deep River after attending Ryerson Polytechnic Institute to begin a distinguished career as a research technologist at Atomic Energy in Chalk River.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Elmer Courtney of Ripley died on Jan. 13, 2016, at the Kincardine Hospital in his 89th year.

He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Elliott) for more than 65 years. Elmer was the only child born to his late parents Mary MacLennan and Harold Courtney on Dec. 18, 1927, in Kincardine, Ontario. Dear father of Lynn and Freda of RR2, Ripley, Gail and Brian Johnson of Kincardine, Carmon and Bernice of RR 2, Ripley and Joan and Mike Petersen of Edmonton. Survived by his daughter-in-law Carol and son-in-law Rodger Ludwig. Missed by his 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son Elliott (2010) and daughter Ann Ludwig (2013).

Over the years Elmer farmed and ran a farm machinery business in the area and enjoyed many hours coaching minor sports and later being a spectator.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Robert (Bob) John Abra took his last flight Jan. 3, 2016, age 85 years.

Resident of Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence, Stratford, Ontario and formerly from Kincardine, Ontario. Born in Owen Sound, son of the late Frank and Violet (Briggs) Epplett. Retired after 30 years of service as staff sergeant and helicopter pilot with the Ontario Provincial Police. Robert served in the RCAF in Summerside, PEI, where he met the love of his life Marion Morrison, who predeceased him in 2013. Robert will be remembered by his sister Pat Bolton (Lorne) and his brother Rick Epplett (Lynne) and nieces and nephews, Dana Koperski (John), Rob Bolton (Tracey), Lisa (Dean) and Katie (Andrew).

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Wesley “Wes” Rosswell Giesz of Kincardine passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in his 97th year.

Missed by his good friends Gordon and Mary McGarvey. Predeceased by his brothers Percy Giesz and Maurice (Gladys) Giesz. He will be missed by many cousins and close friends.

A memorial service will take place at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don Harry, officiating. Spring interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial donations to Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the Kincardine United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Fern MacDonald of RVilla in Ripley and formerly of Lucknow died on Dec. 17, 2015, at the Owen Sound Hospital, at the age of 96.

She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard "Punch" MacDonald, who died in 1998.

Fern was born in Alma Township on July 22, 1919, to the late Clara McLaughlin and James Carnochan.

She was the dear mother of Jim and Karen of London, and Ron and Bonnie of Kincardine.

Missed by her grandchildren: Johanna, Cameron (Carrie), Andrew, Scott, Lisa Sallbank (Chris Huys), Aaron (Candis) and Joshua (Lindsay), and by her great-grandchildren: Amelia, Breanna, Evan, and Hailey.

Survived by her nieces Sharon Bean and Brenda Walker and by her many MacDonald nieces, nephews and family.

Predeceased by her sisters Greta Reid and Doris Van Camp.

Wednesday, December 16, 2016


Rylla Jessie Stewart (née Robinson) of Kincardine and formerly of Tiverton passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Bruce Sayle, and predeceased by her late husbands Charles Farrell (1959) and Eldon Stewart (1993).

Dear mother of Bill (Nancy) Stewart of Kincardine, Sam Farrell (Melanie) of Kincardine, Paul Farrell of Kincardine, Connie (Kim) Mrkobrada-Mann of Kincardine, John (Carol) Farrell of Courtice and Darlene (Don) Murray of Kincardine.

Cherished grandmother of Matt, Clint, Alicia, Baren, Tad, Keira and Nick and also missed by 11 great-grandchildren.

Loved by sisters Ruby Bell, Reita Linklater and Ronna McLelland, all of Kincardine. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Mary Elizabeth Stone of Kincardine passed away peacefully with family by her side at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the age of 59.

Beloved daughter of the late John and Isabel (McKay) Stone.

Dear sister of Margaret Lamont (Elmer) of Kincardine and John Stone (Rose) of Oakville.

Missed by her nieces Shannon McLeod (Jeff) of Scotland, Ontario; Shelley Purdon (Adam) of Oshawa; Sandra Kehoe (Bill) of Dundas; Elizabeth Stone of Oakville; and by her nephew Michael Stone of Oakville. Fondly remembered by her great-nieces and great-nephews: Brayeden McLeod, Dylan McLeod, Mya McLeod, Aidan Purdon, Ryan Purdon, Allie Kehoe, Katie Kehoe and James Kehoe.

Also survived by her aunts Marilyn Stone of Tiverton, Doris Remington of Wingham and Marion McKay of Kincardine and by several cousins.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Dale Kenwyn Anderson passed away on Nov. 15, 2015, at the age of 84.

Dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Elouise.

Also missed by daughter Colleen and son Bill (LaDonna) and grandchildren Robert and Matthew Anderson.

Survived by sister Doris (Bob) McKellar, brother Guy (Gail) Anderson, brother-in-law Joe McDonald and by many loving nieces and nephews of the Anderson, McDonald and McKellar families.

Predeceased by his parents, Mary and Jack Anderson, and by his sister Dawn McDonald.

Dale was a loving husband, father and grandfather. As a civil engineer, his career included being president of PCL Construction - heavy construction division, vice-president at Loram International and project manager at many sites for Peter Kiewit & Sons. He loved a good joke and was an avid bridge player. He will be dearly missed.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Glenda Marybelle Avis (née MacArthur) of Inverhuron passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in her 67th year after a courageous fight with cancer.

Beloved wife of Carl Avis.

Dear mother of Regan Avis (Keith Sine) of Guelph and Robyn Avis (Bryan Hughes) of Peterborough.

Loved sister of Randy (Suzanne Book) MacArthur of London. Sadly missed by her niece Jenny MacArthur and nephew Dan MacArthur.

Glenda has chosen to bequeath her body to UWO medical school.