Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Merla Palmer of Kincardine passed away at Trillium Court on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in her 91st year.


Beloved wife of the late Donald Palmer, who predeceased her in 1977.


Predeceased by her parents William and Cornelia Sproule, and her brother Carman Sproule and his wife Edna.


A graveside service to celebrate Merla’s life was held at the Kincardine Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, with Reverend Vicki Johnson officiating.


Portrait and memorial available online at


Wednesday, October 14, 2016


Evelyn Rain Blackwell was born into rest on her birthday, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at London Health Sciences Centre -Victoria Hospital in London.


Cherished infant daughter of Glen Blackwell and Elizabeth French of Kincardine.


Forever remembered by grandparents Ed Blackwell of Huntsville, Karen Blackwell of Wingham and Rick and Brenda French of Kincardine.


Loved niece of Jim French of Kingston, Kate French of Toronto, Michael Blackwell


(Danielle) of Barrie, Deanne Bragg of Wingham and their families.


Missed by great-grandmother Marion Avery of Kincardine.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


John Ambrose Gamble, of Kincardine, passed away at Trillium Court on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at age 79.


He was born on Feb. 15, 1937,  in Clinton, Ontario to the late Marion (McDonald) and George Gamble.


Dearly loved by wife Barbara, daughter Debra (John) McKay, sons Michael (partner Peter) and Paul (partner Brent) and grandson Aiden.


Sadly missed by sister Jo (Bill) Landon, brothers Allan (Alice) Gamble and Wilfred (Dianne) Gamble, brothers-in-law David (Chris) Campbell, Jim (Jackie) Campbell and John (Joanie) Campbell and by many nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Jenesta Doreen Bigney (née Pepperdine) of Kincardine passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, in London on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the age of 79.

Loving mother of Cindy Bigney of Goderich, Sheryl Bigney (Andy Sturgeon) of Clinton, Pat Wayland (Dave) of R. R. #1, Kincardine, Jacquie Storey (Rob) of Kincardine and Tanya Denomme (Mark) of Goderich.

Missed by her grandchildren: Kati, Jesse, Brandon, Melanie, Jordan, Ethan, Sophia, Maria, Anna, Amelia and A.J. and great-grandchildren: Hannah, Austin, David, Winnifred, Troy and Zach.

Fondly remembered by her best friend and sister Perm Pepperdine of Goderich.

Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Lucy (née Chapman) Pepperdine and brother Tom Pepperdine.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Dr. Donald Munn of Point Clark and formerly of Listowel passed away at the Southampton Care Centre on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at age 88.

Beloved husband of Joy Munn.

Dear father of Andrew (Brenda) Munn of Edmonton, Christopher (Helen) Munn of Tottenham, Valerie Davey of Sauble Beach, Patti (Doug) Forman of St. Jacobs and Catherine Munn of Shepard Lake.

Also greatly missed by grandchildren Natasha, Kiah, Justin, Mitchell, Oliver, Sam, Metayha, Kyin, Alexandra and Max; by great-grandchildren Maya and Emmerson and by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by daughter Dr. Elizabeth Munn, son-in-law John Weber, brother Dr. William Munn and sister-in-law June Graham.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Doris Agnes Hofmann (née Schroeder) of Kincardine and formerly of Tiverton and Port Sydney passed away at Trillium Court in Kincardine on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Kurt Hofmann, who predeceased her in 2007.

Dear mother of Carol Hofmann, of Regina; Barbara Sieger (Stephan) of Cologne, Germany; Michael Hofmann (Lisa), of Sedona, Arizona; and Sandra Hofmann, of Kincardine.

Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street KincardineN2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.

Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to The Farley Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.Portrait and memorial available online at


PETER MONTGOMERY (Oct. 17, 1929 – Aug. 13, 2016)


Wednesday, August 17, 2016


It is with mixed emotions that we announce the passing of Doris Eilene (McLeod) McCarthy on Wednesday, Aug.10, 2016, in her 94th year.

Daughter of the late Mary and William McLeod of Kincardine.

Doris is now reunited with her late husband, Len J. McCarthy (1991).

Wednesday, August 10, 2016



Laura Margaret (Wilkin) MacDonald of Bruce Beach died peacefully at Trillium Court in Kincardine on July 27, 2016, at age 98.


She was predeceased by her husband, the Reverend Dr. R. Douglas MacDonald.


Survived by their children: Mary Ellen (Mike), Rory (Eva Jean), Greta (Stevan) and Angus (Carol) and their families, which include 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016


M. D. Gwyneth Jackson Brooking (née Allender) of Maryhill and formerly of Kincardine passed away at Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, July 28, 2016, after a brief illness, at the age of 73 years.

Predeceased by her first husband Sam Jackson (1988) and her second husband Colin Brooking (2000), and by her parents Bill and Doe Allender.

Loved mother of R. Gene Jackson (Gwen Shuttleworth) of Oshawa and Shannon (Tony) Metz of Elmira. Loving grandmother of Alyssa, Meghan, Keirsten, Joey, and Sam.

Dear sister of Peter (Rosemary), Douglas (Tina), and Ted. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.

Visitation was held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016




Mary Ellen O’Malley (née McNamara) formerly of Wingham and Teeswater passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at Huronlea Home for the Aged in Brussels on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the age of 96.


Born in Stratford on Dec. 6, 1919, to the late Joseph and Camilla (née Duggan) McNamara.


Beloved wife of the late Charles O’Malley, who predeceased her in 1993.