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TRYNTJE ‘Tena’ MAGRIE – September 28, 1936 – December 30, 2017 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park on Saturday, December 30th, 2017, Tena Magrie, formerly of Bloomfield, at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Aaldert “Al”. Dear mother of Simone Magrie of Kingston, Janet Evans and her husband Barry of Ottawa, Carolyn Savage and her husband Mike of Smiths Falls and Andrea Magrie of Bloomfield. Dear Granny “T” of six grandchildren. Sadly missed by her four brothers and their families all of Ontario. Tena will be remembered by her extended family and friends in Holland. Mrs. Magrie is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A memorial service will be held in the Bethany Christian Reformed Church (Bloomfield) on Wednesday January 10th, at 2 pm. Pastor Gregg Lawson to officiate. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery in the spring of 2018. If desired, donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Wednesday from 1pm until 2pm service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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NOREEN CLEMENTS – March 16, 1933 – December 29, 2017 – At Belleville General Hospital on Friday, December 29th, 2017. Noreen Clement of Upper Lake Street, Picton at the age of 84. Noreen will be fondly remembered by her many friends and her Picton United Church family. A memorial service will be held in the Picton United Church on Friday January 12th, 2018 at 2:30pm. Reverend Richard Hamilton to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Picton United Church or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated in memory of Noreen. Friends may gather in the church from 2 pm until the service at 2:30pm Arrangements entrusted to, the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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TRISTA ANNA RABBE – February 28, 1984 – December 29, 2017 – Suddenly at her home in Picton on December 29, 2017. Trista Rabbe, formerly of Ottawa and Valleyview, AB, at the age of 33. Loving wife of Kyler Ringlet. Loved daughter of Cindy and Richard Brousseau of Ottawa and sister of Matthew (Linnaea) and Daniel. Much loved by her aunt Deb and uncle Doug Seeley and by aunt Dorris Wakeman. Trista will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends, especially Theo. A celebration of Trista’s life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 240 Main Street, Bloomfield, on Sunday January 7th from 2 until 5 p.m. If desired, donations to Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre would be appreciate by her family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHN ALLAN PETTINGILL – Passed away suddenly on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at Chartwell Bayview Retirement Residence, Belleville at the age of 67. Beloved son of Barbara Vacirca (Mario) and the late Allan Pettingill. Dear brother of Paul (Dawn), Judy Pettingill, Steven Pettingill and Sherry Thackeray (Fred Upshaw). Predeceased by his siblings Susan and Peter. John enjoyed a career as an elementary teacher for the Catholic School Board and he will be sadly missed by his uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank the Staff at Chartwell Bayview Retirement Residence for their tremendous care and support. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Tuesday, January 2nd from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Wednesday, January 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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HENRIETTE LABELLE-CAMPBELL – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, on Thursday, December 28th, 2017, in her 82nd year. Loving wife of the late Tom Campbell, who passed in 2015, and predeceased by her brother Robert Szabo of St. Jerome, Quebec. Henriette spent nearly 20 years as the event coordinator at the Waring House, sharing her love for planning weddings & events with many people. She will be sadly missed by loved ones, Ashley, Shane and Loretta Cameron and her cherished friends and neighbours. Special thanks to Chris and Norah Rogers and her Waring House Family, the amazing team at Hospice Prince Edward, Heather Campbell, Dr. Sarah LeBlanc, Dr. Norma Charriere and Rev. Audrey Whitney. Henriette’s love of animals and her kind-hearted, caring and helping nature will always be remembered by those who knew her. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DAVID WALLER – May 7, 1938 – December 28, 2017 – Passed away suddenly at Belleville General Hospital on Thursday December 28, 2017. In his 79th year. Beloved husband of Maureen and loving father of Susan and her husband Daniel. By David’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Wellington Legion Branch #160. Join family and friends at the Wellington Legion on Friday January 5th, at 4 pm. Come and raise a glass to celebrate David’s life. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOAN ELIZABETH ROBIN LAWRANCE – November 4, 1950 – December 25, 2017 – Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital on December 25, 2017. Robin Lawrance, of Picton, at the age of 67. Beloved mother of Steven Goberis of Picton and Michael Goberis of Sainte-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Predeceased by her sister Carol Cain and by the father of her sons Doug Goberis. Survived by brother Alan Lawrance (Shelly) and sister Aldine Head (Bill). Robin was a dedicated Registered Nurse having served for many years at Hallowell House. Visitation will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Friday December 29th from 2 until 4 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CHARLES STEWART BRITTON – January 27, 1933 – December 24, 2017 – Died peacefully with family by his side on Dec 24, 2017. Chuck was 84. He will be missed but never forgotten by his wife of 62 years Doreen, his children Carolyn, Joanne (Will) and Jeff. Much loved Grandfather to his eight Grandchildren and five Great Grandchildren. There will be an informal gathering to remember Chuck on January 27, 2018, at his home, 350 County Rd 11, Picton, from 1 – 4pm. Come and enjoy some memories, laughter and cheer. Please bring pictures and stories to share. All donations on behalf of Chuck will be greatly appreciated by The Picton Memorial Hospital and/or Loyalist Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT MARK – October 5, 1933 – December 18, 2017 – Suddenly at Belleville General Hospital, with his son Gord and daughter-in-law Margaret at his side, on Monday December 18th, 2017. Bob Mark, of the County, formerly of Scarborough, at the age of 84. PapaBob of Katie, Krystal and Kyle and great-grandpa of Braydon, Kaylee, Chelsea and Emma. Bob proudly served his country during peacetime with the Queen’s Own Rifles in Hanover, Germany. At Bob’s request there will be no service or visitation. Interment will take place in Maxville, Ontario at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILMA LEANNE YANDT – Peacefully at Kentwood Park on Monday, December 18th, 2017, of Picton, at the age of 61. Beloved daughter of the late William and Marguerite (Hubbs) Yandt. Loved sister of Colleen (Bill) McKenzie of Picton, Murray (Thelma) Yandt of Rossmore and Blaine (Connie) Yandt of Saskatoon. Dear aunt of Douglas, Kelly, Christina, David, Tobi, Wilson and Riki. Leanne will be missed by longtime caregivers Janice Heard (late Dale) and Barb Kerr (late Cecil). A private family funeral service will be held. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Kentwood Park Residents Council or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

GEORGE JAY ARCHIE KENT – June 22, 1935 – December 17, 2017 – Peacefully, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Jay Kent, of Sheba’s Island, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Alice for fifty years. Loved dad of Leanne and her husband Andrew Hammond of Thorold and Scott and his wife Audra of Belleville and proud grandpa of Drew, Alicia, Brodie and Anna. Dear brother of Ross and his wife Carol of Peterborough. An engineer, Jay loved his 43 years of work with with CN and Via Rail. Jay was an avid boater and keen fisherman. Memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Thursday December 21st at 11 a.m. The Rev. Danny Smith officiating. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m.

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AMY NOELLE COOPER-CASSIBO – December 5, 1975 – December 16, 2017 – Passed away peacefully on Saturday December 16th, 2017 at the age of 42. Amy will be forever remembered by her husband of twenty years Jerry, her children Brandon, Chineeka and Justin, her furbabies Daisy, Stinkerbella and Betsy Boo, her parents Layton and Eleanor Cooper, her sister Julie and by her grandchildren. Long known for her fierce mind, brave spirit and sense of humour, Amy’s greatest passion was family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Friday December 22nd at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society with direction to Cervical Cancer. Amy’s family wishes to extend their gratitude to all those who cared for her over the past years, including Dr. Francis and the staff at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Picton Community Care Access. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RUSSELL ARMSTRONG – July 1, 1942 – December 15, 2017 – At Kingston General Hospital, as a result of an accident, on Friday December 15th, 2017. Russell Armstrong of Picton, at the age of 75. Russell will be sadly missed by his family, Judy White of Wellington, Jenny Leigh and her husband Steve Purtelle of Picton and their children Drexel and Georgia Purtelle. Russell will be missed by his many friends. Mr. Armstrong is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A memorial service will be held in the Picton United Church on Thursday December 21st, 2017 at 2 pm. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Community Living Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 1pm until the time of the service. A reception will follow the service in Centennial Hall. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RETA BERNICE MINAKER – April 25, 1920 – December 11, 2017 – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side, on Monday December 11th, 2017. Reta Minaker of Hallowell House at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Harry Abram and the late Lyle Minaker. Dear mother of Clifford Hineman (late Phyllis), Jonathon Abram (Angie) and the late Dennis (Cathy). Dear step-mother of Debbie Simpson (Bruce), Sheila Merryweather (Peter), Donna Mills and Tim Minaker (Jan). Much loved grandmother to her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Mrs. Minaker is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday December 15th, 2017 at 2 pm. Lieuts. Joe and Donna Ludlow to officiate. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery.If desired, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation and would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARY ELEANOR MARTIN – June 28, 1925 – December 10, 2017 – Peacefully, at West Lake Terrace, with her family by her side, on Sunday, December 10th, 2017. Eleanor Martin, formerly of Cherry Valley, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Hutton Martin. Dear mother of Nancy Roblin (John), Steven (Charlotte), Lynn McIntyre and Elaine Rogers. Dear grandmother of Kelly, Adam, Eric, Amy, Andrew, Jamie, Kelsy and Alana. Sadly missed by her great grandchildren Ramona, Jack, Reed, Henry, Hannah and Ross. Mrs. Martin is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday December 14th, 2017 at 2 pm. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Cherry Valley United Church and would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 1pm until 2pm service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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D. JOAN CROWE (nee Tripp) February 2, 1932 – December 7, 2017 – Peacefully at H.J. McFarland Home on Thursday December 7th, 2017. Joan Crowe of Rednersville, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late George. Loved mother of Nathan, Esther, Mark, Michael, Rachael (Andrew) and Matthew. Dear sister of Marie Kerr, Orman Tripp, Nancy Conway and the late Ruth Noble. Fondly remembered by her eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield on Tuesday December 12th at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Dennis Pringle officiating. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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REVEREND NORMAN EDWARD SCHAMERHORN – June 17, 1933 – December 4, 2017 – “Rev. Ed” passed away at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on December 4th, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Remembered with love by his wife Marilyn (nee Storms), daughter Sherol (Roy), son John (Dawn), son Peter (Caroline) and six treasured grandchildren: James, Alexander, Noah, Thomas, Emily and Nicholas. Predeceased by son James, and brothers Ted, Ron, Harry and Bob. The family would like to thank the staff at PECMH, the Prince Edward Family Health Team, the South East Local Health Integration Network, and all who have helped with Edward’s care. Memorial service will be held at Picton United Church on Saturday December 16th at 2 p.m. The Reverend Katherine Irwin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Cressy United Church, The Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, or Ongwanada, (Kingston). Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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EDWARD ALFRED DICKINSON – February 24, 1941 – November 29, 2017 – Died at his home at West Lake Terrace, Picton, on Wednesday November 29th, 2017. Ed Dickinson, born in England, formerly of Toronto and Kingston, at the age of 76. Ed spent his later years at West Lake where he became a valued extended family member to many. He will be deeply missed by many of the staff and residents, especially Candy Johnson whom he affectionately called “Frenchy” and Sharon Balsys who fed him ice cream at every shift. Many will fondly remember his love for Judy Garland and Elvis songs. Mr. Dickinson was interred at Cherry Valley Cemetery on December 1st, 2017. A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at West Lake Terrace on Wednesday December 6th at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. The Reverend Bob Scrivens officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ANGELA CATHERINE ‘Angie’ KING –  Peacefully at the Helen Henderson Care Centre, Amherstview, Angie King (nee Marcille), formerly of Milford, passed away on Sunday December 3, 2017, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late James Arthur “Art” King. Loved mother of Cathy (John Ireland) of Bath and Greg (Judy) of Balderson. Proud grandmother to Christopher (Melissa) of Chicago, Michael John (Alixandra) of Kingston, Joseph of Ottawa, Kali (Colin) of Petawawa and Hunter (Alyshia) of Balderson and great grandmother to Lily, Emelyn and Orin. Dear sister of Helen Midler of Picton, Barbara Marcille of West Lake and the late Joseph, Olive and Desmond. Mrs. King rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Church of St. Linus, 217 Main St., Bath, ON on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 11 am. The Reverend Father Liam Tallon to officiate. Family interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Picton, ON. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning at the church from 10 am. until mass time. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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MARION EVELYN PRESTON (nee: Mowbray) November 28, 1922 – December 2, 2017 – At Belleville General Hospital with her family by her side on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. Marion Preston of Kentwood Park, formerly of Talbot Street, Picton at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Claude. Dear mother of Connie VanMeer (Larry), Vickie Barrett (Mike) and Lori Burke (Paul). Dear sister of Roy Mowbray (late Isabel), Harold Mowbray (Barbara), Ruth Cooper (late Bruce), Patrick Mowbray (Late Leona), Nellie Creasy (late Howard), Joyce Tolley (Ted), and the late Margaret, Doris, Gladys and Luis. Dear sister-in-law of Fred Guernsey. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jamie, Peter, Katie, Carly, Bryn, Simon and great grandmother to Matt, Tyler and Damien. Marion will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs Preston is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday December 7th, 2017 at 1 pm. Pastor Mark Mowbray to officiate. Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Friendship United Church and would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 12 noon until 1pm service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WANDA MAY SHACKLETON – Entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in her 66th year. Loving mother of Danielle Marie Pointon (Darren) and Miranda Lynn Johnston (Mark). Dear grandmother of Brooklyn Pointon and Spencer Pointon. Much loved sister of Jacqueline MacPherson (John), Richard Sharpe (Connie), Michael Sharpe (Gaynor) and John Sharpe (Ann). Predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Phyllis Sharpe and her brother Thomas Sharpe. Wanda will be dearly missed by her many cousins, nieces, nephews and her many friends in the community. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellington Pentecostal Church, 304 Niles Street, Wellington. Reverend John-Marc Stevenson officiating. To honour Wanda’s volunteer efforts and commitment to the StoreHouse Foodbank, memorial donations directed to the Foodbank would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LORNE FORBES McFADDEN – December 23, 1924 – November 28, 2017 – Suddenly, at Hallowell House in Picton, on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Doris. Loving father of son Geoffrey and daughter-in-law Kelly. Sadly missed by his grandsons Conor & Patrick. By Lorne’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.

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SANDY DELICATE – March 7, 1971 – November 28, 2017 – Sandy (Alexander) Oscar Delicate was 46 years young when he left us on November 28th, 2017, travelling to the mothership on the other side of the moon. Sandy heroically fought brain cancer for over seven years, exceeding his doctor’s expectations right up until the end. Even in his very last days, Sandy was the funniest person in the room. It was hard to cry and feel sorry for yourself when Sandy had so much humour, joy and fight in him. Sandy was born in Westlock Alberta, the 4th of 5 boys brought into the world by mother Mary Delicate. Lane and Gene Baker, Dave Kondratiuk and Ralph Yelland have a lifetime of stories to share about their beautiful brother. Sister Sue, reunited with her brother recently, adored her brother and will spend a lifetime celebrating him. Eight nieces and nephews will miss the coolest Uncle ever. While Sandy lived in many places, he spent a good deal of his life in Picton, Ontario where he had too many friends to list. In the early 90s, sly-Sandusky tipped a Frisbee towards a ‘city-girl’ on the beach at Sandbanks provincial park. Sandy and Sarah got married in 1997; while that marriage did not stand the test of time, it produced Sandy’s greatest accomplishments and his most singular source of pride: his daughters Hunter (15 years old) and Kennedy (12 years old). Sandy LIVED for his girls. Many people make this claim (such that it borders on ‘cliché’), but Sandy in fact TRULY lived for his girls. Leaving them behind will be the hardest thing he has ever done. While Hunter and Kennedy will forever mourn the loss of their dad, they know how lucky they are to have had the world’s most incredible and dedicated father for the very short time that they had him. Sandy and Sarah lived in British Columbia for many years – here again Sandy had oodles of dear friends, and the west coast of Canada will mourn his loss. Because Sandy was also the world’s finest ex-husband and co-parent, he remained close with Sarah and Sarah’s family. In-laws (out-laws?) Nanny and Papa, Maralyn Tassone, Michelle Arscott and Danielle Hunter, four nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins were made better people for having known Sandy. Sandy naturally excelled at every sport he touched, and he was better at golf than most of you reading this. He loved his dog Gabby, the Leafs and the Jays, spending time with his girls, Homer Simpson, Clash of Clans and Boston Cream Donuts. He loved late night radio, casinos and conspiracy theories, he believed 100% in aliens (which is why he has gone to the mothership on the other side of the moon), and he would do ANYTHING for friends and family. He was generous to a fault. Everyone who knew him, loved him. The last year of Sandy’s cancer brought him the most difficulty. It is only through the incredible and super-human efforts (and sacrifices) of his brothers Gene and Ralph, his mother Mary Delicate, his Sisters Sue and Lisa and his best friend Ina that Sandy was able to stay at home, almost to the very end, and continue his role as father. To them, we are eternally grateful. Sandy, we will take good care of your girls. We love you, and we will feel you in the wind. Safe travels. A visitation Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1-2 p.m. will be followed by a service led by Rev. Michelle Brotherton, at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division St., Bowmanville. In memory of Sandy Delicate, the family has decided that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an education trust fund for his daughters, Hunter and Kennedy. To facilitate this, one can e-transfer SandyDelicateTrustFund@gmail.com (please send the e-transfer password in a separate email to the same email address). Online memories and condolences can be posted at the Morris Funeral Chapel Ltd.

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SAMUEL ROY CHARLES SPENCER – Suddenly at his home in Waupoos, “Slammin’ Sammy Spencer” passed away on Monday November 27, 2017, at the age of 46. Beloved son of the late Harold and Ellamae Spencer. Much loved brother to Susan Spencer of Ottawa, Donna (Richard John) of Picton, John of Bancroft, Linda DeRushie (Andrew Holmes) of Belleville and James of Waupoos and step-brother to May, Rose, Gord, Joe and Brian Spencer. Sam was a special uncle to Dave, Jeffery, Angie, Angela, Carrie and Lawrence and will be remembered by his numerous great nieces and nephews. Sam hauled scrap metal, enjoyed working on cars and equipment and loved the demolition derby’s where he was a regular favourite and trophy winner. Sam rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Memorial service in the Chapel on Tuesday December 5 at 11 am. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 am. until service time. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL St. CLAIR BILLARD – October 18, 1952 – November 19, 2017 – Peacefully, at his home, on Sunday, November 19th, 2017. Chris Billard of R.R. 9, Picton, at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Susan. Dear father of Amanda Heydon (Paul) of Omemee, Zachary of Toronto and the late Penny. Sadly missed by his grandchildren River and Calla. By Chris’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROGER EUGENE ‘Gene’ BEGBIE – March 7, 1941 – November 18, 2017 – Suddenly, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Gene Begbie of Milford, formerly of Picton, at the age of 76. Dear father of Andy and Tracey. Dear brother of Bob (Gaila) of Belleville, Arlie PrudHomme (late Joe) of Belleville, Mel (Dorothy) of Picton, Sandra Johnson (Wayne) of Whitby, Ray (Claire) of Oshawa, Judy Kreschmar (late Hardy) of St. Catharines and the late Lynn. Gene will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. By Gene’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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E. MARGARET RICHARDS – July 10, 1921 – November 16, 2017 – Peacefully at H.J. McFarland Home on Thursday November 16th, 2017. Margaret Richards, formerly of Demorestville, retired County teacher, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Ralph. Loved mother of Dennis and his wife the late Kathryn and the late Jerry. Grandmother of Jessica, Leslie (Jeff), Krista (Andrew), Mike and the late Jeff, great-grandmother of Claire and Evan. Dear sister of John “Jack” Hazel and his wife Mary, mother-in-law of Barb Lacombe (Adrian) and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Richards is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Memorial Service will be held at her home church, Friendship United Church, Demorestville on Monday November 20th at 2 p.m. The Rev. Kirby Breithaupt officiating. If desired, memorial donations to Friendship United Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BURTON GABRIEL WINTERS – May 31, 1927 – November 14, 2017 – Retired banker and renowned watercolour artist, Burt passed peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at the age of 90. Leaves behind the love and inspiration of his life, his wife Ruth (nee Vincent). Son of the late Alden and Maude Winters. Dear brother of the late Harold. Friends may call at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North, Markham on Friday, November 17th from 2 until 5 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, November 18th at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery, Prince Edward County on Monday November 20th at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to Markham Stouffville Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, Markham and the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton.

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JOHN HARRIS SAGAR and EDNA MARION SAGAR – Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday, November 12, 2017 John Sagar, of Glenora Road, passed away at the age of 87. John was predeceased by his beloved wife Marion (nee Watchus) one week earlier on Friday, November 3, 2017, at home, at the age of 81. Dear father of Elizabeth (Greg Fedoruk) of Caledonia, Howard Sagar (Courtney) of Toronto, Laura Sagar (David Stuckless) of Mississauga, Paul Sagar (Suzanne) of Warkworth and Micah Sagar of Belleville. Loving grandparents to Jessica, Becky, Simon, Jocelyn, Harris, Christian, Shayna, Carson, Ceilah and Quinn and great-grandparents to Ava and Ethan. As they desired, cremation has taken place to be followed by a family interment at Rose Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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JOHN LEWIS ‘Jack’ COOPER – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday November 9, 2017, Jack Cooper passed away at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Shirley White (nee Ditchburn). Father of Scott and his wife Tracy of Belleville and John of Ottawa and grandfather to Alyssa (Andrew) of Kingston. Predeceased by his sister Doris McKinney and brother Doug. Jack spent his working career at the cement plant but will be equally remembered as a dedicated volunteer firefighter. A Graveside Service will take place at the Black River Cemetery on Monday November 13 at 1 pm. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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GRAHAM DAVID FRASER – March 7, 1941 – November 8, 2017 – Died peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Wednesday November 8th, 2017. Graham Fraser, of Upper Lake Street, Picton, at the age of 76. Son of the late Donald and Royna Fraser. Loved brother of Roy and his wife Linda of Dansville, NY and Duncan of Kingston. Uncle of Brian, Cheryl (Charles Nixon) and Lisa Fraser (Mark Vinette). Graham will be missed by Penny, Kathy and Debbie, his many friends and by the staff of Community Living Prince Edward. A Celebration of Graham’s Life will take place at his home at 82 Upper Lake Street, Picton on Friday November 17th at 12:30 p.m. with reception to follow until 3 p.m. Private family interment at Belleville Cemetery. If desired, donations to Community Living Prince Edward or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CHRISTOPHER JOHN BOWLES, 76, of Wellington, Prince Edward County, died unexpectedly on Nov 7th, 2017, from an aneurysm, at Picton Hospital. The vibrant and charming man who loved the outdoors and nature leaves behind his wife Ibolya (Ibo) and sister Angela. Son’s Jonathan (Wendy), Matthew (Kathleen) & Timothy. Daughter Samantha and step-daughters Melanie (Scott) & Ibo (Gregory). Granddaughters Taylor, Morgan, Hailey, Melinda, Melayla and grandson’s Zachary, Rory, William, Findlay and many other relatives, good friends and acquaintances. Locals knew him as the former owner of the Reel Thing Fishing and boat rental. Always helpful and a contributor to the local community as a founding member of the Wellington Auxiliary Rescue Association. He was the ultimate salesman and entrepreneur whose former life was in the corporate world of global sales was accompanied with business ventures of his own. From chasing those illusive trophy salmon in Lake Ontario with his charter boat the Rainbow Raider to years spent in Palgrave, Ontario, breeding and raising horses for harness racing.His hobbies included fishing, photography and birding with his true passion outside of his love for Ibo and family being gardening. The many kinds of roses, lilies, spring, summer and fall bulbs always reached for the sky under his loving care. The tomatoes, beans and peppers grew in abundance to provide a wonderful harvest. He wished to be cremated after which a private service for the immediate family will be held. A Celebration of his life to which all who knew Chris are invited to attend will be held on Saturday May 12th, 2018 at the Wellington Community Center 12 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PHILLIP JOSEPH BLANCHARD – July 1, 1985 – November 7, 2017 -Died at home, surrounded by the love of family on November 7th, 2017. Phillip Blanchard, of Bloomfield, at the age of 32. Beloved son of Ronald (Judy Michalsky) and the late Marilynn Blanchard, brother of Derek and grandson of James Airey and his wife Minnie. Nephew of Kenneth & Carol Blanchard, Martin Airey, Janet & Robert Bumstead, Jo-Ann Airey, Karen & Jim Gerow and cousin of Sarah, Ian, Charlene & Corey and remembered by the Gemmell and Gerow families. Will be fondly remembered by Tabatha and Aila “Dragon” who gave him much joy. Missed too by Gracie and his friends at Sears. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday November 11th at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Fr. Robert Chisholm to officiate. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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ELIZABETH LAWRENCE – On the morning of Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Elizabeth (Betty) Louise Lawrence passed away peacefully in her sleep at PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton. Betty’s husband Robert and son David were at her bedside. Betty succumbed to a pernicious cancer despite her tremendous strength. Betty and Bob were grateful for the constant prayers of the parish during her illness. The family extends special thanks to our many friends and neighbours who provided help and support. Betty is sorely missed by her loving husband Robert, son David (Jill), brothers Waldi (Joyce) Wawrykow and Michael (Colleen) Wawrykow, sisters Margy Wawrykow and Marion Korolyk, along with many friends and family across Canada. Betty was an avid gardener, energetic runner/cyclist and enthusiastic and blue-ribbon winning photographer. She was also a devoted wife and mother with endless energy and a generous spirit. Betty was an active member of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church in Picton. Born in Gimli, Manitoba to Dan Wawrykow and Mary Hrynyshyn, Betty graduated from Gimli High School, worked as an office professional in Winnipeg and took on the role of a military spouse, traveling extensively overseas and across Canada before settling in Prince Edward County. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 10th at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Church Street, Picton Father Robert Chisholm officiating Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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HUNTER NELSON GARLAND – Entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Hunter Nelson “Gus” Garland, of Wellington, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Lou Garland. Fondly remembered by his family and friends. As per Gus’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Private interment at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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G. WILLIAM ‘Bill’ RANKIN – Passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017. G. William “Bill” Rankin, of Wellington, in his 78th year. Dear husband of 56 years to Joan Rankin (nee Archard). Loving father of G. William Rankin Jr. Poppa to Michelle and Michael. Survived by his sisters Sylvia, Susanne and Barbara. Bill enjoyed a career as a high school teacher in Fergus, ON and retired to operate a local automotive business. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Thursday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PAMELA PEARL SPAFFORD – June 9, 1949 – October 30, 2017 – Suddenly at her home, on Monday, October 30th, 2017. Pamela Spafford of South Street, Picton, at the age of 68. Beloved wife of the late Roger Spafford. Dear daughter of Floella Akey (late Milton) of Sandhurst. Dear mother of Wesley (Susie) of Long Point. Proud grandmother of Michael, Dustin and Emily (Joel) Ivanic and great grandmother of Ryker and Charlie-Rose Ivanic. Dear sister of Patricia Miles of Foxboro, David (Shirley) Akey of Ottawa, Dale (Joan) Akey of Niargara Falls, Dana (Dana) Akey of Edmonton, Duane (Judy) Akey of Belleville and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Spafford is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A memorial service will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Tuesday November 7th, 2017 at 1:30 pm Reverend Peter Spragg to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 12:30 until the time of the service. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LEONA BACON (nee Ratliff) – Passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, at the age of 86. Loving mother of Vickie van Lune (Sjoerd), Dawn Guido, Doris Bacon, Lois Zsarnay (Chris) and Judy Clonch (Roger). Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Lucile Wilcoxson and Lula May Allison (Rex) and predeceased by her brother Herman Ratliff and sister Donna Jean. As per Leona’s wishes there will be no visiting or service. Interment will take place in Indiana beside her parents at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

SYLVIA PENASKA – February 27, 1930 – October 22, 2017 – Died peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday October 22nd, 2017. Sylvia Penaska of Wellington-on-the-Lake, formerly of Niagara Falls, at the age of 87. Beloved wife for thirty-five years of Rudy. Loved mother of Betty-Ann and her husband Tim Clark of Niagara Falls and of the late Garry Restell and grandmother of Michael and Bobby. Dear sister of the late Jessie. Friends will be received at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday October 26th from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Graveside service to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Robert Chisholm officiating. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BRYAN LANE – Unexpectedly passed away at the Belleville General Hospital, on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, at the age of 64. Loving husband of Wendy Lane (nee Camm). Dear Dad of Julie (Jake) and Will. Predeceased by his infant son Matthew and his father Kenneth Lane. Survived by his mother Lois Galloway, his sisters Peggy Johnson (John) and Joanne Myers (Doug), his in-laws Dennis and Moira Camm and his sister in-laws Kathy Leslie (Scott) and Bonnie Camm (Claude). Bryan grew up in Wellington and Oakville and lived in Saskatoon, Espanola and Prince Edward County. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 28th at 11:00 am at the Wellington United Church. Memorial Donations to The County Foundation to establish the Bryan Lane Scholarship for Visual Art would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DAVID VAUGHAN – Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, in his 90th year. Born the only son of Miriam (Evans) and Charles Davies Vaughan in Aberdare, S. Wales, Great Britain. Beloved husband of the late Joan Elizabeth Vaughan (nee Cash). Dear father of Dennis Vaughan (Eileen) and Linda Stammers (Bob) of the UK and Miriam Maccoy (Paul) of Bermuda. Stepfather of John Ahern (Elaine) and Richard Ahern (Magda). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and his much loved cat Misty. David spent his working life in Bermuda before retiring to Prince Edward County where he was active in his community through his involvement with the Masons and the Wellington United Church. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Wednesday, November 1st from 6-8 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Thursday, November 2nd at 11:00 am. A Masonic Service will take place at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Interment will take place in Wales at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the Wellington United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KENNETH MITCHELL – Colonel (ret) CD, BASc, MEng, PEng. – On 20 October, 2017 peacefully at home in Picton, Ontario in his 81st year, family at his side. He is survived by Virginia, the love of his life and best friend for 56 years, sons Eric and Dean, and grandchildren Jennifer and Kevin, and brother Tom. Born in Ottawa in 1937, he graduated from the High School of Montreal in 1956. In 1961 he graduated from the Royal Military College, Kingston, in 1962 from the University of Toronto (BASc), in 1967 from the US Navy Test Pilot School (flight test engineer) and again in 1971 from the Royal Military College (MEng). He had a good Cold War. As a junior RCAF engineer officer on his first posting he saw to the arming of #3 Operational Training Unit CF-100 training airplanes at Bagotville, Quebec so they would be set to launch against the commie rascals during the Cuban crisis of 1962. Early in his long and varied career he was a technical intelligence analyst, then an airplane and engine production project manager, and later he engineered flight tests at Edwards Air Force Base, California and at Cold Lake, Alberta. He was Base Technical Services Officer at Bagotville, Quebec, followed by a tour as Chief Instructor at the technical school at Borden, Ontario, and was base commander at Canadian Forces Base St Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. He served as military attaché in Prague, Czechoslovakia from 1984 to 1987 with all of the high adventure that that entailed. He led Canada’s first arms control inspection of a Czechoslovak Peoples’ Army divisional exercise in June 1989 under the aegis of the Stockholm treaty. Then the Berlin Wall came down followed by the Velvet Revolution in Prague. Watching the television news drama of the Czechoslovak people peacefully freeing themselves from a repressive regime was an emotional time. With the cold war over, in 1991 Ken began a delightful retirement to Prince Edward County helping Virginia operate her B&B for a few years and chairing the Picton Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee and later the Community Economic Development Corporation board. Thanks to Dr. Matthews and the terrific gang of nurses at the Kingston General Hospital and the Napanee Cancer Centre who took such good care of him until the leukemia caught up with him. As he put it, he did not so much battle the disease as engage in a prolonged period of peaceful co-existence with it. Special thanks to everyone who provided end-of-life care, especially Dr Blanchard and Dr Beach, and nurse Ann Robinson. Known by all for his integrity, decisiveness, creative problem-solving and keen wit, Ken was also a charming and brilliant raconteur. We shall all miss the many humorous retellings of stories from his seemingly bottomless reservoir of riveting anecdotes. Night after night his tales, always entertaining and instructive, kept everyone at the table long after the meal was over, but of course, glasses were never empty. He had a splendid run and had more fun and high adventure than he could have hoped for. Ken requested that there be no religious services or ceremonies. The party’s over now. A private interment of ashes will take place at the National Military Cemetery, Beechwood Ottawa. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be much appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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VIOLET AGNES ‘Vi’ COURTNEY – September 5, 1932 – October 14, 2017 – Peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, Vi Courtney passed away on Saturday October 14, 2017, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Earl. Dear mother of Yolande Hudgin (Randy) of Kingston, Christine Wadforth (Wayne) of Picton, Rusty Brown (Donald) of Belleville, Aileen Hicks (Doug) of Cressy, Eileen Dutschek (John) of Oshawa, George (Susan) of Picton and Wade (Kimberley) of Milford. Dear sister of William H.Wade of Ottawa and the late George Wade (late Pearl). Sadly missed by her 20 grandchildren, 32 great and 2 great great grandchildren. Violet will be missed by her numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Courtney is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday October 18th, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Father Robert Chisholm to officiate followed by interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RAY D. BRANT – Passed away peacefully with his beloved wife Joyce by his side on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Kingston General Hospital in his 84th year. Son of the late Clarence and Ida Brant. Father of Calvin, Robert, Denis, Paul and Dianna. Grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Ray is survived by his siblings Jackie, Wilma and Lloyd. Predeceased by his siblings Frances, Huron, Ruth, Fern, Carl and Sam. Ray will always be remembered by his nieces and nephews. Graveside Service will be held in Christ Church Cemetery, Church Lane, TMT at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your Choice in memory of Ray. On-line condolences may be made at www.mcgladefuneralhome.com

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HANS PETER LOCHNER – February 13, 1943 – October 10, 2017 – Died peacefully at his home in Milford, with family by his side on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Peter Lochner, formerly of Oshawa, Calgary and Scarborough, born and raised in Bochum, Deutschland, at the age of 74. Beloved husband for forty-six years of Karla. Loved dad of Peggy Sarino (Shayne Williams), Jurgen Dale (Brenda) and the late Olaf Grunewald. Proud opa of Justin, Jordan, Andreas, Patrick, Michelle, Kristyn, Cameron, and Tiffany and great-opa of Nathan, Jake, James, Ayvah and Bella. Remembered by his nephew Guido Lochner. A blacksmith by trade, Peter passionately followed soccer and hockey especially his favorite teams FC Bayern Munich, the Calgary Flames and the Toronto Maple Leafs . A Celebration of Peter’s life will be held at his home at 2938 County Road 10, Milford, Ontario on Saturday October 21st from 1 until 5 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARY ELAINE ATTERSLEY – Early in the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2017, Mary passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward. Predeceased by her father Russell (15 July 1971), mother Stella (16 June 2017) and her brothers Stanley (15 July 1999) and Edward (01 February 2017). Survived by her sister Diane (Ivars) and her sister-in-law Dorothy, her nieces and nephews (Richard (Maureen), Susan (Andrew), Diane, Ashley (Chris) and Shane, her great nieces and nephews Emily (Tyler), Ross, Lauren, Stella, Silas, Sophie, Seren, Sadie and great great niece Sawyer. Mary, born in Picton, found her life’s journey taking her to Toronto, Winnipeg, Kingston, Calgary, Yellowknife and Oshawa as she expanded her educational and career opportunities before returning to the County in 1997 continuing her employment career and volunteering with numerous organizations until she retired in 2002. A private family interment will be held in Oshawa at a later date. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Arrangements entusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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GEORGE ROBERT EMLAW – June 7, 1940 – October 7, 2017 – Peacefully, surrounded by family, at Hospice Prince Edward on Saturday October 7th, 2017. George Emlaw of South Bay at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Sandra. Dear father of Aynsley Emlaw (Steven) of South Bay, Vicki Emlaw of Black Creek and Becky Emlaw (Daniel) of Montreal. Dear brother of Audrey Haddock (late Jack), Charlie (Carol), (late Jean), Joan Hutton (late Marshall) and the late Carol Atyeo, Jean Will, Agnes Pair and Bill Lobb. Dear brother-in-law of Noreen Lobb and the late Gerald Atyeo and Lee Pair. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Lucy, Max and Sage. George will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Mr. Emlaw is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Memorial service will be held in the Picton United Church on Saturday October 14th, at 3 p.m. Reverend Janelle Shaw to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to the South Bay United Church or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 6 until 8 pm.

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A. DAVID BAILLIE – November 4, 1942 – October 5, 2017 – Beloved husband and friend of Virginia (Ginny) Wilson. Dear brother of J. Fraser Baillie (Cathy Thomas), loving stepfather to Suzanne Ray (Keith), Paul Hay (Collin), wonderful granddaddy to Sarah Elizabeth Hay and Maxwell Giles Ray; father of Andrew Thompson Baillie (Kate Lloyd) and Allison Katherine Hiebert (Daron). Cremation has taken place. As per David’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM FOSTER ‘Bill’ BROAD – With his family at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Bill Broad passed away on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Patricia ‘Pat’ (nee Kleinsteuber) and loved father of Susan Deline (late John Wilkinson) and Rick (Reta Fraser), all of Picton and Bob (Lori) of Napanee. Proud grandfather to Jason, James, Kyle and Holly and great-grandfather to Anna-Lynn. Dear brother to Muriel (Bill), Jim (late Jan), Marilyn (Pete), Bob (Sharon), late Mary Jane (Frank), David (Peggy) and Donald (June). Friends are welcome to join the family in remembrance and celebration of Bill’s life at the Picton Elks Lodge on Sunday October 15 from 1 to 4 pm. Family interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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GERALDINE “Gerry” DYKE (nee Stevens) – Passed away peacefully at her home in Picton on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Robert Dyke. Loving mother of Jo-Ann Stenabaugh (Dan), Steven (Marina), Terry Meikle (Bruce), Jim (Ann) and Gary (Anita). Fondly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Beverley Plata. Gerry was a great and caring woman, who was our mentor, our support mechanism, an outstanding teacher and most importantly our Mom. She will be greatly missed, but, we will cherish the many memories of our time together and the guidance she gave us in helping us become the people are today. Love you Mom. A Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 2-5 p.m. at the St. Catharines Rowing Club, Henley Island Drive, St. Catharines, ON Memorial Donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation –Renal Care (www.uhkf.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON, ON. Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM JOHN HARRINGTON – (retired CN Engineer) – At the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, September 29, 2017, William John Harrington, fondly known as Jack passed away at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Ingrid and proud father of Cheryl (Alex) Westervelt, Brenda (George) Beauchamp, John (Teresa) Harrington, Mary (Jamie) DeMille and the late Lois-Marie Harrington-McConkey. Loved and fondly remembered by his step-children Uta, Peggy, Ralph and Kevin and their families. Brother to Leitha Yardley, Kae Poupore, Beverley Campbell, Gerrie Jenkins and the late Glenn, Jean Murray, Barbara Cowley and Joyce Aulthouse. Treasured by his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Celebration of life on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 158 Main St., Bloomfield from 1 to 4 pm. Tributes at 2 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Till we meet again – farewell. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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MARCIA IRENE ALLISON – June 24, 1930 – September 28, 2017 – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday September 28th, 2017. Peggy Allison of Big Island at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Dear mother of Thomas (Colleen) of Sharbot Lake, Monica Baldwin- Tripp (Mike) of Picton, Gerald (Evelyn) of Big Island, Vera Struthers (Randy) of Demorestville, Joseph (Donna) of Bloomfield, Julia Allison of Big Island and Daniel (Marge) of Colborne. Dear sister of Donna Sheffield and the late Marion Gorsline. Sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Peggy will be missed by her best friend Merrial Leslie. Mrs Allison is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday October 5th, at 2 p.m. Reverend Kirby Breithaupt to officiate. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Friendship United Church or the PECMH Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 1 until 3 pm and 5 until 7 pm. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ERMA MAY MILLS – April 10, 1927 – September 27, 2017 – Peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. Erma Mills formerly of Big Island at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Clayton Harold Mills. Dear mother of Lois Chard (Doug), Lucille Lounsberry (Larry), Clifford (Lisa), Bonnie Bourette (John), James (Rhonda), Kathy Mills (Peter), Stella Valleau (Laverne), Mary Brown (Jim), Robert (Pat), William (Sue), Teresa Simmons (Bill), Steven (Cindy), Richard (Lisa), Barbara Mills (Mark), Andrew and the late Clayton George and Timothy Mills. Sadly missed by her 119 grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mills is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday October 2nd, 2017 at 2 p.m. Lieuts. Joe and Donna Ludlow to officiate. Cremation will follow. If desired, donations to the Picton Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 1 p.m. unitl service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM ALLAN ‘Bill’ HOWE – September 22, 1930 – September 27, 2017 – Peacefully at Hallowell House on Wednesday September 27th, 2017. Bill Howe formerly of Bloomfield and Toronto at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Helen. Dear father of Lori McNally (Bruce) of Campbellford, Cindy Dyson of Ajax, Susan McPherson of Ajax, Barbara Howe of Toronto, Christine Howe of Florida and William of Bloomfield. Dear brother of the late Ross. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family wish to thank the staff of Hallowell House for the exceptional care given to Bill. A memorial service will be held in Toronto at a later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Picton, ON.

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GEORGE PHILIP BONGARD – November 16, 1941 – September 25, 2017 – With his family at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, George Bongard passed away on Monday September 25, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Wood) and loved father of Guy (Suzann Seymour) of Napanee. Proud grandfather to Katie (Mike) and Carlie (Chase). Dear brother of Vera (Brian) Knight, uncle to Mandy (Warren) and Amy (David) and great uncle to 5. Mr. Bongard rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. A Graveside Service will take place in Cherry Valley Cemetery on Saturday September 30 at 10 am. following cremation. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. If desired, memorial donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT PAUL MAURO – March 15, 1941 – September 14, 2017 – It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bob Mauro, on Thursday, September 14th, 2017. Anyone who knew Bob knew that he was truly larger than life. Bob led a full and accomplished life surrounded by family and friends who loved him for his charisma, his devilishly sharp wit, and his huge heart. It was his huge heart that quickly and painlessly gave out on him on a beautiful September day, shortly after returning from his morning walk with Kilty, his beloved west highland terrier, at his lakeside cottage in Prince Edward County. Bob had a lust for life and enthusiasm that was evident in everything he did, whether it be singing karaoke to one of his favourite Louis Armstrong tracks, playing a round of golf with friends, or helping out someone in need. He was selfless, generous, and his work for the communities in which he served was legendary. Bob never wavered in commitment to the innumerable organizations he supported across home and abroad. Locally he was very active including being a longstanding member and Board member of the Picton Golf Club and he was also instrumental in the start up of 99.3 County-FM. It is impossible to guess how many lives Bob has touched in his 76 years, but it is safe to say that he will be sorely missed by all of them. Bob was one of 13 children born to Paul and Agatha Mauro who immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s. Paul had a plumbing business and Bob learned the trade when he was young before venturing out and building a long and successful career in marketing – at Fabergé where he met his beloved Liz, in the Canadian music industry where he held major media and marketing positions, and in the auto industry where he was a long-time marketing director for Maaco Systems. Bob loved start-up and turn-around business challenges and had done numerous of each, with some very praiseworthy results, from a marketing and sales prospective, both hands on and as a consultant. Bob’s siblings were Frank, Joe, and John Mauro, Connie Rosetti, Rose, Irene, Rita Benedet, Beatrice St. Jean, Doris McKnight, Margaret Phillips, Angela Alberts, and Anita Curtola. Bob leaves behind his cherished family; his stepson and daughter-in-law, Jamie & Connie Forrester, and grandsons Calvin (Jennifer Garner), and Brett (Evan Farkash), as well as many nephews and nieces. The love of Bob’s life was his wife Liz (nee Lowes) and after three years apart, they are now rightfully together again. In lieu of flowers and in the spirit of Bob, people are invited to pay it forward and give to causes or individuals that need help, as he would have. Bob’s wishes were that there be no funeral. Please join in a “celebration of life” for Bob Mauro, Sunday Sept 24th, 4pm at the Picton Golf Club. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BARBARA PONETA (nee Sprackland) – June 30, 1927 – September 14, 2017 – Barbara Poneta passed away peacefully at Hallowell House on Thursday, September 14, 2017, in her 91st year. Predeceased by loving husband John Poneta, sister Gladys Arnold and brother Douglas Sprackland, England. Beloved mother of Janice (Harold) of Toronto, and Yvonne of Belleville. Survived and greatly missed by brother Richard Sprackland (Marilyn) of Seattle, sisters Janet Beedom (the late Ivan Beedom), Brenda Curwain (Michael) of Simcoe, and several nieces and nephews. A fabulous cook and baker, Barbara also loved poetry and would recite words from poems she had read in her school days. She had a dry sense of humour and retained her English accent her entire life. She was able to live in her own home on Loyalist Parkway until late 2016 with much help and support from Paramed PSWs, the Smiles program and visitors from the community. Special thanks to Dr. Peter Johannsson for his care over the years and to the wonderful staff at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Hallowell House. Cremation has already taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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FREDERICK PARKER CALDWELL – February 14, 1938 – September 15, 2017 – Died peacefully at his home in Picton, surrounded by his girls, on Friday, September 15th, 2017. Fred Caldwell, at the age of 79. Loved father of Patty and her husband Robert Dorenberg of Calgary, Cathy Caldwell of Enterprise, ON, Linda Caldwell and her partner Brian Powers of Picton and Christine and her husband Jamie Brummell of Sophiasburgh. Proud papa of Curtus (Tracey), Adam, Maggie, Trevor, Melissa, Jessy, Hailee, Brody and Carley and great-papa of Max and Jack. Dear brother of Rose Harnden, Donna Nolan, Karen Johnnings and the late Bill, Bob, Betty and David. The Family will receive friends at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Friday September 22nd from 6 until 8 p.m. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHN HOWARD KERR – July 12, 1937 – September 14, 2017 – Passed peacefully at his home in Orillia on Thursday, September 14, 2017 with his beloved wife Shirley (Martin) Kerr of 60 years at his side. Already missed by daughters Sheryl Murray (Dave) of Sarnia, Sandra Pollard (Don) of Bloomfield and son Keith Kerr (Theresa) of Cornwall. Proud grandpa of 8 grandchildren and papa of 4 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Eleanor Hennessy of Picton and predeceased by brother Elmer Kerr and sisters Alice Hennessy and Christine Thompson. Funeral service will be held at Abundant Life Pentecostal Church, 13356 Loyalist Pkwy., Picton, Ontario on Monday September 18, 2017 at 1 pm. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 am to 1 pm. Interment Sophiasburg Cemetery. If so desired, in lieu of flowers memorial donations payable to Picton United Pentecostal Church for the Alaska Yukon Aviation Ministries, in memory of John, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton and Whattam Funeral Home, Picton. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com or www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ELEANOR RUTH RICHARDSON – Eleanor went to be with Peter, her beloved husband of fifty-two years, on September 11th, 2017. Eleanor Richardson (nee Perkin), born and raised in Picton, lived for over forty years in Belleville before returning to her family home in Picton, died at the age of 74. Eleanor earned her BSc from Queen’s University where she met and married Peter. Survived by her brother, Ralph Perkin of North Vancouver B.C. She was a gifted knitter who shared her creations with family and friends. A private interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton, ON.

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LORNA MERTHALENE BROUGHTON – August 31, 1921 – September 10, 2017 – Lorna Broughton (nee Collier) peacefully passed away at the Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Broughton and loved mother of Sheila and her husband Bob Dowsley of Picton and Anne and her husband Larry Green of Chatham. Proud grandmother to Leslie Cummings, Lisa Green Cerda (Oscar) and Stephen Green (Suzie) and great grandmother to Jasmine and Jade Green and Sophia, Lola and Kass Cerda. Mrs. Broughton is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday September 13 at 2 pm. Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Wednesday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time.  Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS FREDERICK TRUMBLE – August 13, 1945 – September 6, 2017 – Little Tommy Tucker from Glenora Road died peacefully at Bellevillle General Hospital on September 6th, 2017 after a short but brave battle with cancer. Son of the late Frederick and Kathleen Trumble. Beloved father of Timothy and his wife Cindy of Osgoode, ON and Bryan and his wife Carina of Cobourg and grandpa of Marshall, Aleena and Nolan. Dear brother of Lorraine Roebuck, and brother-in-law of Leslie. Cherished uncle of Jennifer, Susan and Dianne and remembered fondly by their families. Tom’s loss will be felt by his many school bus children and by the extended family he surrounded himself with over the years. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 29 Trumble Lane, Picton on Saturday September 23rd from 1 until 4 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE DORLAND MORDEN – George Morden passed away peacefully at the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Monday September 4, 2017, three weeks before his 100th birthday. Beloved husband of the late Olive Morden and the late Zada Morden. Predeceased by his parents Ida and Clayton Morden. Brother in law of the late Evelyn Henley. Uncle of Bruce, Grant and Alan McGinnis and Erin Farnsworth. Mr. Morden rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. A graveside service will take place in Cherry Valley Cemetery on Saturday September 23 at 11 am. following cremation. If desired, memorial donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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BLANCHE LOUISE (McKINNEY) KIRK – Passed away on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, at the age of 78. Loving wife of the late Ronald Kirk. Dear mother of Don (Barb) of Port Perry and Rob (Bianca) of Oakville. Grandma of Erin and Jenna. Survived by her brother John McKinney, her sister Eleanore Garland (Jim) and sister-in-law Donna McKinney. Predeceased by her brothers Donnie and Brian McKinney. Fondly remembered by her brother-in-law Douglas and sister-in-laws Carolyn (Bill), Marilyn and Heather (Rick) and her many nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held at the Wellington Cemetery on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PAUL DAVID HAGERMAN – June 13, 1963 – September 1, 2017 – Suddenly, at his home, on Friday, September 1, 2017, Paul passed away at the age of 54. Survived by his partner of 21 years, Marlene Hitchon, children Martin (Megan) Hitchon and Jennifer Hitchon, mother Irene (late Lyle) and his siblings Anne Hagerman, Peter and his wife Heather and Mary Hagerman. Paul will be missed by his nieces and nephews Chris, Sarah, Jody, Joe, Jennifer, Madeline, James, Alex, Ethan, Jack, Lyla, Charlotte, Ruby, Bennett, Jason, Cody, Trevor, Casey, Molly, Pressley, Jaryn, Kennedy, Payden, Ethan and Andy. Dear brother in law of Rick and Sandy, Kim and Scott, Dorilynn and John and Jill and Kal. Paul is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main St., Picton. A pot luck pig roast in celebration of Paul’s life will take place in Hagerman’s woods on Saturday September 9 from 3 pm. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm. and evening from 6 to 8 pm. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Paul’s memory. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ELIZABETH ANN SABYAN – Passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 31st, 2017, at the age of 81. Loving mother of Paul Sabyan (Mary Cornacchia), Sheila Baggaley (Michael), Kathleen Sabyan (Rick Conroy), Angela Vossenberg, Christopher Sabyan (Colleen), and Patrick Sabyan. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Elizabeth, Gregory (Jess), Jeffrey, Grace, Ah-Mei, John, Lily, Justin, Mitchell, Rachel, Nathan, William, Maggie, Hannah and Liam. Dear Sister of David Goodwin (Evelyn). Remembered by James Sabyan. Special thanks to April, Dina and the staff at Eldercare for their loving care. Resting at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) with visitation on Tuesday, September 5th from 6 – 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE CHURCH, Oshawa on Wednesday September 6th at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 Noxon Avenue,Wellington on Thursday September 7th from 1 – 3 p.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Picton. According to Ann’s wishes please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ALFRED CAIRNS – Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 65 years to Edith Cairns (nee Foster). Dear father of Cindy Donafeld (John), Margaret Stather (Keith), Laurel Slone (Eric) and John (Joanne). Grandpa to Erin Dillman (Mike), Anne Donafeld, Chris Stather (Crystal), Isabel Slone and great grandpa to Laura, Tommy and Sophie. Predeceased by his parents John and Florence (nee Cook), his brothers Robert and Donald and his cousin Phyllis Tummon. Alfred was a lifelong farmer in the Center Community. A Memorial Service will be held at the Rednersville Albury United Church on Tuesday, September 5th at 2:00 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. A private family interment will take place at Grove Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to Rednersville Albury United Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOSEPH DAVID O’MALLEY – April 25, 1942 – August 29, 2017 – Peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday August 29th, 2017. Donald O’Malley of Chatham Street, Belleville, formerly of Prince Edward Heights at the age of 75. Donald will be sadly missed by his house mates, staff and friends. He loved the Toronto Maple Leafs and old western movies. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home on Wednesday September 6th, 2017, at 2 pm. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Pathways to Independence would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Picton, ON. Online condolences and donations at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOYCE HELEN COX – August 21, 1964 – August 28, 2017 – Joyce passed away suddenly at her home in Hay Bay, Napanee, ON., on Monday August 28th, 2017 at the age of 53. Survived by her loving husband Grant Thomson. Remembered by her brother Gordon Cox of Angelfire, New Mexico, her Brothers-in-law Allyn(Heather) Thomson, Peter (Heather) Thomson, David (Therese) Thomson, Barry (Bonnie) Thomson, Brian (Erin) Thomson and her sisters-in-law Wendy (Brent) Harrison and Grace (Art) Ridley. Joyce will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co workers. By Joyce’s request there will be no service or visitation. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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ELIZABETH ‘Betty’ ZYLSTRA – July 7, 1928 – August 25, 2017 – Passed away peacefully at Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Friday August 25th, 2017. Formerly of East Lake Road, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Tjibbe Zylstra. Cherished mother of Jac (Juanita) of Edmonton Alberta, Arnie (Sherry) and Eric (Kara) of Prince Edward County. Devoted Beppe of Elizabeth (Clinton), Michael, Lauren and Noah and Oerbeppe to great grandson Archer. Betty will be missed by her many friends and family members whose lives she touched. A private family grave side service will be held in Cherry Valley Cemetery at later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Sick Kids Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ALLEN JAMES BARCLAY – On Wednesday August 23, 2017, Allen Barclay passed away at the PECM Hospital. Cremation has taken place. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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WILLIAM FREDERICK GRIBBLE – December 13, 1920 – August 22, 2017 – Peacefully at Hallowell House on August 22nd, 2017. Bill Gribble, of Picton, retired RCAF, at the age of 96. Beloved husband for over sixty-seven years of Sheila Gribble, nee Orr. Loved father of Peter of Burnaby, BC and Stephen of Gatineau, PQ. Proud granddad of seven and great-granddad of one. Bill was passionate about music, flying and sailing. He and Sheila were proud to have participated as officials during the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games for the sailing competitions held in Kingston. Funeral Service will be held at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Picton on Thursday September 14th at 2:00 p.m. with family receiving friends an hour prior. The Ven. Charles Morris officiating. If desired, donations made to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT WILLIAM STUART – June 21, 1935 – August 21, 2017 – It is with enormous sadness that the family of Bob Stuart announces his death on August 21st, 2017, at his beloved home on Glenora Road, Picton, ON., at the age of 82. Left to mourn his loss are his wife of 56 years Doris (Rush), his sons Rob (Marianne) of London UK and Graham (Maureen McGrath) of Belleville, his adored grandsons Niall, Malcolm and Evan Stuart, his sister Eleanore, his brother Earle and his sisters-in-law Helen Dillon (Frank) of Kingston and Anna Lynch (late Carl) of Markham, and his many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents Robert and Wilhelmina Stuart of Minnedosa, Manitoba, Doris’ parents Henigan and Margaret Rush of Stoco, his siblings Kenneth Stuart (Audrey Mabee) and Dianne Emery, and his infant granddaughter Anna Elizabeth Stuart. Retired in 1994 after a teaching career at Loyalist College. Bob was a lover of Classical music, a dedicated traveller and a proud Rotarian. Mr. Stuart is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Mass of the Ressurection will be held in St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Thursday August 24th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Father Robert Chisholm to officiate with interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. If desired, donations to Sleeping Children around the World, Rotary Club of Picton and Mt. Olivet Cemetery would be appreciated. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 7 pm until 9 pm at the funeral home. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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PHILIP PAUL JACKMAN (1956 – 2017) – Formerly of Picton, passed away suddenly at home in Mississagua on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 61. Dear father of Andrew and Nick Jackman both of Mississauga. He will be sadly missed by his brothers Terry (Illa) Jackman of Red Deer, Alberta, Robert Jackman, Steven Levitt and Timothy Levitt, all of Picton. Pre-deceased by his parents Edward & Mildred Jackman and his brother Thomas. Cremation has taken place with a private family service at a later date.

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CAMERON G. FORSYTHE – December 15, 1970 – August 19, 2017 – While enjoying camping along Rideau River on Saturday August 19th, 2017, Cameron Forsythe, a free spirited traveller based out of ‘The County’, passed away peacefully at the age of 46. Proud father of Tessa, brother of Andrew (Heather), Christopher (Jennifer), Kerry (Karie) and Nadine. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews. A Private family service was held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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EVELYN MAY MIDDLETON (nee Loney) – Passed away at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late George Middleton. Loving mother of Garry and predeceased by her son Gerry Loney and her daughter Fay Hicks. Survived by her daughter in law Nicholle Loney and son in law Don Hicks. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Angela (Bill), Dan (Tracy), Andrea (Aaron), the late Jason and her 6 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Connell, Dr. Blanchard and the staff at the PEC Memorial Hospital and Hallowell House for their loving care. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Tuesday, August 29th at 2:00 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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EVELYN ANN HEASLIP – With her family at her side Evelyn Heaslip (nee McTague) passed away at the Hallowell House Nursing Home on Thursday August 17, 2017, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late John Heaslip and much loved mother of Michael (Beth) and Stacey (Steve) all of Milford, the late Cory (Julie) of Burlington, Leslie (Steve) of Waterdown, Kelly of Picton, Cindy (Sandy) of Burlington and Amber (Neil) of Milford. Evelyn will be missed by her 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and her brother Jim McTague. As desired by Mrs. Heaslip cremation has taken place and interment will follow in the family plot, Dundas, ON. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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PETER ALEXANDER RICHARDSON, P.Eng – Passed away at his home on August 15, 2017, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Eleanor Ruth (nee Perkin) and brother-in-law of Ralph Perkin of North Vancouver B.C. Peter was a former Ontario Hydro customer service engineer in Belleville, ON, whose hobby was photography and he enjoyed travelling. Peter was a friend of all the local pets, knowing all their names and often having a treat for them upon their visit. A private interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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DESMOND MARCILLE – Desmond Wilfrid Marcille, 84, passed away on August 14, 2017 at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home in Picton, Ontario. Desmond was the youngest of Leah Shannon and Wilfrid Marcille’s six children; Olive, Joseph, Angela, Helen (Teedie), and Barbara. He spent childhood summers on Waupoos Island at his uncle’s farm and later settled permanently in Prince Edward County on Morrison’s Point where he built Wil-O-Lea cottages. Loving father of Josie and Mary Esta and grandfather of Trent, Quinn, Desmond and Arlo. His lovable personality and sense of humour never faded, even while battling Alzheimer’s for over six years. A graveside service will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery (Lalor St., Picton) at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Following the service, family and friends are invited to join us in celebrating Desmond’s life at the Elks Lodge (21 Elks St., Picton) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Please share your memories and condolences online at milestonemonument.com

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PATRICIA ANN LATCHFORD (nee Steen) – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Pat, at Hospice Prince Edward on August 13, 2017, in her 76th year. Daughter of the late William and Edna Steen. Predeceased by her brother Bill. Survived by her brother Terry. Beloved wife of the late N. James (Jim) Latchford. Sadly missed by her loving partner Archie Kingma. Loving mother of Kevin Wilton and Suzanne Gould of Demorestville, Tim & Susi Wilton of Bloomfield and Cissy Johnston of Picton. Caring Step-mother of Grant Latchford of Picton, Gary & Rhoda Latchford of Hamilton and Susan & Lynn Leavitt of East Lake. Proud Grandmother of Scott Wilton of Picton, Jessica Wilton & Jonathan Fafard of Quinte West, Mary Kate of Demorestville, Devon and Vanessa Wilton of Bloomfield, Jonah and Ally Johnston of Picton, Cameron and Christy Latchford of Demorestville, Michael and Nicole Latchford of Demorestville, Nicole Latchford and AJ of Hamilton, Melissa Latchford and Matt of Hamilton, Joe Leavitt and Kylie of Quinte West, James Leavitt and Jess of East Lake and Julie Leavitt and Jordan of Corbyville. Caring Great Grandmother of Remington, Jessa-Lee, Brooklyn, Ryerson, Landon, Olivia, Abby and Nathan. Memorial at the Picton Elk’s Hall, August 24, 2017 from 2-4p.m. Cremation and internment Glenwood Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be given to Hospice Prince Edward.

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CATHY TODD – (formerly Paterson, nee Barbieri) – January 12th, 1960 – August 16th, 2017 – A resident of Wellington with her husband Richard Todd. Cathy had a passion for gardening here in her “little corner of paradise.” At her request there will be no visitation or service. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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RONALD JAMES BOVAY – February 4, 1957 – August 12, 2017 – After a lengthy illness at Belleville General Hospital on August 12, 2017. Jamie Bovay, of Picton, lived for many years in Chilliwack, BC, at the age of 60. Father of Curtis and Lisa, both of British Columbia and brother of Dennis (Janice) of Picton and Nancy (Don) of Ottawa. He will be missed as well by his nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Jamie’s life will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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SUSAN WHITE – Peacefully entered into rest surrounded by her family at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton on Thursday, August 10, 2017, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ervin White. Cherished mother of Joyce Cory (Wayne), Morris (Debbie), Vernon (Christine), Wayne (Patti), Bonnie Thompson (Steve) and the late Lewis (Marilyn). Loving Grandma to 11 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Elva Mackey, Helen White, Joyce Knight, Mabel Lloyd and her brothers Amos and Carl Wanamaker. Susan will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Sunday, August 13 th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Salvation Army Community Church, Picton on Monday, August 14th at 10:30 a.m. Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Salvation Army Community Church, 46 Elizabeth Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0 would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at
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BRENDA DUNNING (nee PITT) – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at her home in Wellington, on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, at the age of 77. Loving wife of 54 years to Frank Dunning. Dear mother of Peggy Jacklin (Bill).
Nana to Brad, Kailee and the late Amy. Survived by her brother Doug Pitt (Barb) and sister in law Thelma Dunning. Brenda greatly enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. As per Brenda’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT HENRY (Bob) MERCER – May 11, 1926 – August 7, 2017- (WWII Naval Veteran) With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Robert Henry Mercer in his 92nd year, peacefully with his family at his side at KGH August 7, 2017. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Sheard) for 65 years. Loving father of David (Sandy), Janice Heard (late Dale), Brenda Garvey (late Gary) , Paul (Susan). Proud poppa of Shawn, Erin, Kimberly, Christopher, Jason, Lisa, Robyne, Kailey, Daniel, Jaimie Ann, Sadie, pre deceased by Nicole, and Hannah. Great poppa of 13 great grandchildren. Son of the late George and Emma Mercer (nee Simmons), brother of the late June Whitehouse (Rev J. Stan Whitehouse). A service and celebration of life to be held at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Main Street Picton, on Monday August 14 at 2:00 pm. Visitation 1 hr prior to service. Reception following in church hall. If desired, family wishes for donations to Hospice Prince Edward or St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church.Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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EVA LEUEMMA HINEMAN – November 21, 1939 – August 7, 2017 – At the Belleville General Hospital with her family, Eva Hineman passed away on Monday August 7, 2017 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of the late William Leslie “Bill” Hineman. Loved mother of Melinda Hineman of Cherry Valley, Brian (Lana) of Croyden and Lori (Dan Foster) of Cty. Rd 1.Proud grandmother to Pam (Derek), Mark, Michael, Canniff and the late Ashleigh and great-grandmother to Hailey, Issac and Chloe. Dear sister of Wanda Duffey of Picton, Calvin Poole of Port Hope, David Poole of Toronto and the late Patricia. Mrs. Hineman is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. The family will receive friends on Wednesday August 16 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 pm. followed by a private family service with interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RAYMOND JAMES WILCOCKS – August 17, 1941 – August 6, 2017 – Peacefully, surrounded by Toni, James and Josephine at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday August 6, 2017. Ray Willcocks of Picton, ON formerly of Innisfail, AB, at the age of 75. Father of Kim Voight, Terri Willcocks, Toni Sharman and Greg Willcocks. Son of Jim and the late Sybil of Orillia. Dear brother of Marilyn Paul of Trenton. Cremation has taken place. At Ray’s request there will be no funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton.

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FRED MATTHEWMAN – February 13, 1923 – August 4, 2017 – Fred Matthewman passed away peacefully at Hallowell House, Picton, Ontario on August 4, 2017 at 94 years of age, with his family at his side. Formerly of Victoria, British Columbia, Fred moved to Picton to be closer to family. Fred was born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England on February 13, 1923. He was the eldest son of Tom and Dora’s five children; Louie Lee (Calgary), Ronald Matthewman (Windsor), Doris Fryer (Dewsbury) and Irene Smith (Dewsbury, deceased in 2007). Fred and his wife Betty (nee Snare, deceased 1973) and their son Peter immigrated to Canada in1953. They settled in Calgary, Alberta where their daughter Susan was born. Fred was proud of his years in the British Navy (Merchant Marine). He served as a gunner on ships in the North Atlantic Convoys, the Mediterranean and North African campaigns, as well as the Indian Ocean. Fred was a long-time member of the Canadian Legion and most recently a member of Picton Branch 78. After the war Fred completed art school in Dewsbury, Yorkshire. He worked as a graphic designer in Canada and the USA and was instrumental in designing the Manitoba pavilion for Expo 67. In 1974 Fred married Paula Nestoruk and they shared 39 happy years together until Paula’s death in 2013. Fred’s favourite retirement pastime was watching football (preferably US college games) on TV while snacking on candies and chips. Fred will be missed by his son Peter (Joscelyn) of Waupoos, Ontario and his daughter Susan of Edmonton and her children Tyler Dianocky and Katey Dianocky (Deane) of Darwin, Australia, his brother Ronald Matthewman of Windsor, sisters Louie Lee of Calgary and Doris Fryer of England. Fred will be equally missed by his stepdaughters Jill Nestoruk, her children Ryan and Kyle (Danelle) and Carol Nestoruk Leiblein (Rudy) and their children Veronika, Samuel and Daniel in Germany. As well as his stepson Peter Nestoruk and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews in Canada and England. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. P. Johannsson, NP Shannon McKennitt and the caring staff at Hallowell House. Sincere thanks also to Valencia Logan for her thoughtful and compassionate care along the journey. A celebration of his life will be held at Church of Ascension in Windsor, Ontario where his brother, Venerable Ronald Matthewman will officiate. At his request, Dad was cremated and wants some of his ashes to be dispersed on the Pacific Ocean. “Why the Pacific Ocean, Dad?” “Because that is the only ocean where I did not serve during the war!” In lieu of flowers and to honour Fred’s life, donations would be welcomed at Hospice Prince Edward, 40 Downs Avenue, Picton Ontario KOK 2T0. (http://www.hospiceprinceedward.ca) Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CATHERINE LOUISE JONES (nee Christie) – With great sadness, but thankfulness for a life well-lived, her family announces the peaceful passing of Catherine at H.J. McFarland Home in Picton on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of 65 years of the late Allan. Devoted mother of Stephen (Ann Marie) of Wellington and the late Douglas. Loving grandmother of Stefanie (Andrew Cranshaw) of Wellington; Lyndsey (Ryan Berckmans) of Stamford, CT; Andrew and Ali (Joe Nickerson), both of Toronto. Proud “Great-Grandma GG” of Julia and Ian. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours in both Port Credit and Streetsville. Catherine was a woman of great faith who enjoyed volunteer work and playing bridge with friends. She loved spending time with her family at her cottage on Lake Bernard in Sundridge, which she and Allan built in 1960 and where they spent many happy summers. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be occurring at a later date. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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RUTH ELISABETH McMAHON – With her family at the Hallowell House Nursing Home, Ruth McMahon (nee Kinney), formerly of RR 2 Milford passed away on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Donald Eugene McMahon. Loved mother of Don (Paddy), Genie (Alvin Huffman), late Wendy (William Baldwin), Kevin, Rosemary, late Shaun (Juanita), Chris (Marta) and Tom (Joyia). Ruth was very proud of her numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and was predeceased by her siblings Jim and John Kinney and Helen Hepburn. Mrs. McMahon is resting at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Monday July 31 at 1 pm. The Reverend Lynne Donovan officiating. Cremation and Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12 noon until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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MADELEINE MARIE THERESE MACTAGGART (nee Hasselrot) November 24, 1939 – July 23, 2017 – With courage and determination, Madeleine won the challenge against her chronic, progressive pain, dying peacefully, as she wished, on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Madeleine will be remembered as a creative artist and fashion aficionado. She owned the successful “Sugar Puff” boutique on Main St. Picton for a number of years. Her needlework art and knitting/crocheting designs were always imaginative and one of a kind. After studying art in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Vancouver she held many exhibitions of her works. Living in Picton since 1982 Madeleine enjoyed an active social life with many friends, her beloved pets and the same joie de vive that was always her style. Cremation has taken place. Please join her niece, Christina Schwery of Zurich Switzerland in a celebration of Madeleine’s life on Thursday August 10 at 2 pm. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church followed by refreshments. Memorial donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. A life well lived and a death with dignity – well done Madeleine! Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY MAUREEN MOORE – May 17, 1939 – July 22, 2017 – Peacefully at West Lake Terrace on Saturday July 22, 2017. Maureen Moore, formerly of Belleville, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Laverne. Loving mother of Steve and his wife Stephanie of Rhode Island and Paul and his wife Alison of Picton. Proud grandma of Nicole, Kimberley, Danelle and Jesse and great-grandma of Gunner and Amelia. Dear sister of David McFarland, Dianne Fraser, Joanne Meads and the late George McFarland. A Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Wednesday August 2nd at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Belleville Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Family will receive friends on the Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BRENDA JANE WILLIAMS – December 23, 1950 – July 19, 2017 – Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Hospice Prince Edward on Wednesday July 19th, 2017. Brenda Williams, former postmaster of the Bloomfield Post Office at the age of 66. Beloved wife of Raymond. Dear mother of Michael and his wife Julia of Mount Albert, ON. Dear sister of Donald (Sharon) Reid of Picton. Brenda will be sadly missed by her two granddaughters Alisha and Lauren. Mrs. William’s is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday July 24th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday afternoon from 1 pm until 3 pm at the funeral home. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT ‘Bob’ FRASER – Entered into rest after a courageous battle at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, July 14th, 2017, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Jean Fraser. Loving father of Jason (Shauna), Melissa (Bryan) and Shane (Debbie). Fun-loving Poppa to Lacy Jean and Eli Robert. Survived by his sister Stacey and his brother Dan. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Ride on Bobby! As per Bob’s wishes cremation has taken place. Interment Wellington Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT ELLIOTT GRIST – April 25, 1947 – July 14, 2017 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Friday July 14th, 2017. Rob Grist of West Lake at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Lynne. Dear father of Manu Kinder of West Lake and Sam Kinder (Kasia) of Rosseau, ON. Dear brother of Ken (Mahara) and the late Doug and Don. Dear brother-in-law of Gail Grist. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Isabella and Joseph Kinder. Rob was a devoted musician, teacher and father. A public visitation will be held on Thursday July 20th, 2017 at the home of Ron Colucci and Gayle Jessup. (2080 County Road #1) from 6 pm until 8 pm. Cremation has taken place with a celebration of life at a later date. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward, PEC Hospital Auxiliary or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CATHERINE ANN SUTHERLAND – November 15th, 1944 – July 12th, 2017 – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Catherine Ann Sutherland,
peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be missed by her beloved husband, Michael Parry; her children Emma Parry (Joe Falcone), James Parry; her grandchildren Kathryn (Taylor), Rachel, Michael and Sara. Predeceased by her parents Donald Sutherland and Clara (nee Nickerson), and her brother Neil (Elizabeth) Sutherland. Catherine is survived by her sister Janet Rawding (late Ted) and her nieces and nephews Mary, Mark (Vickie), Scott, Don (Patsy), Paul (Wanda) and Brian (Cyndy Allen); and numerous great nieces and nephews. Catherine was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Port Mouton and Halifax, Nova Scotia
following the early death of her father. Catherine graduated from Mount Allison University in 1966 with a degree in Mathematics and Physics. She enjoyed a 30 year career as a federal public servant at Employment Insurance Canada. She resided in Montreal, Germany, Gander, Toronto and finally in her dream home, which she designed, on Pleasant Bay in Consecon, Ontario. Catherine was very active in the community; participating in the Hillier Women’s Institute, the Trenton and Quinte Curling Clubs, the Barcoven Golf Club and local bridge clubs. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of BGH, KGH, TMH, visiting nurses and personal support workers, who all supported us through her treatment and made it possible for her to remain in her home until the end. At Catherine’s request there will not be a funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 24th, 2017 from 2-4pm at her home in Hillier, Ontario. Interment will take place in Nova Scotia at a later date. Memorial donations to the Belleville General Hospital, Oncology Department (www.bghf.ca). would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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AMELIA MAY HILL – Peacefully on Tuesday July 11, 2017, Amelia Hill passed away at the Belleville General Hospital at the age of 84. Predeceased by her husbands Murray Hill and Fred Farley. Loved mother of Lynn, Diane, Joan, Fred (Shirley), Shirley (Stacy), Lorraine and the late Albert, Isabel and Charlie. Proud grandmother to Issac, Denver, Michelle, Monica, Matthew, Freddy, Stephen, Timothy, Christopher, Amanda, William, Andrew and the late Jason and greatgrandmother to Thomas, Alyssa, Ethan, Brooke, William and Macenzy. Sister to the late Harold, John and Mary. Remembered by her daughter and son in law Evelyn and Woody Hill, former son in law John VanderHeyden, niece Brenda and nephews Norman, Doug and the late Roscoe and Ronny. Mrs. Hill is resting at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Funeral Service in the chapel on Monday July 17 at 11 am. The Reverend Rick Hamilton to officiate. Interment Hicksite Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday morning from 10 am. until service time. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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PAUL JULIAN PICHER – Suddenly at home on Monday, July 10th, 2017, with his beloved wife Winifred at his side. Paul Julian Picher, at the age of 83. Paul was the owner of Commercial Printers (Ottawa) Limited from 1957-1997 at which time he retired. In life, Paul loved music, artistic design and printing. He will be sadly missed by his wife Winifred, brother in law Edward ter Heijden and his many friends in Wellington, ON where they resided in summer and Naples, Florida where they spent their winters. A gathering of friends to celebrate Paul’s life will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DR. JOHN BERNARD ARMSTER – Peacefully at the Kentwood Park Nursing Home, John Bernard Armster of Picton, formerly of Germany, passed away on Saturday July 8, 2017, at the age 85. Cherished husband of Pamela (nee Winn). Dear father of Patricia Bowman (Bob) of Toronto, Susan McNeil (Dean) of Newmarket and Michael (Kathy) of Ajax. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jeremy, Shawn, Naomi, and Stephanie and great grandchildren Peyton and Ryder. A private family gathering was held following cremation. If desired, memorial donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571
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BESSIE LOUISE ‘Bess’ GORDON – July 16, 1920 – July 8, 2018 – Passed away peacefully at Kentwood Park, Picton, on Saturday July 8th, 2017. Bess Gordon, of Picton, formerly of Oshawa, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Loved mom of Dot Steenburgh (and her husband the late Roger) of Cherry Valley and Bill Gordon of Toronto, gran of Shayne, Lee Anne (Ted), Mark, Wendy (Rod), Krista (Tyler), great gran of Lindsay, Andrew, Sam, Palena and the late Mira and great-great gran of Skyler. Survived by her sister Edith Hutcheon and brother Don Anthony. Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday July 22nd at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. The Reverend Phil Hobbs officiating. If desired, donations to MiraBE payable to “Krista Dunsmore In Trust” or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family.

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AGNES NEWLAND – August 3, 1924 – July 6, 2017 – Quietly at her home at Crown Ridge, Trenton on Thursday July 6th, 2017. Agnes Newland, of Trenton, formerly of Gloucester, ON., and St. Lambert, PQ., at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Allan. Loved mother of Ken and his wife Holly of Bloomfield. A private family interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home,33 Main Street, Picton ON.

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DALE DENNIS HEARD – Peacefully with his loving family by his side Dale lost his courageous fight on Sunday July 2, 2017 at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Janice (nee Mercer) and loving and proud father of Shawn (Jessica), Erin (Jason Cowan), Kimberly (Shawn Doyle) and Christopher (Crystal). Much loved poppa of Logan, Cailin, Ellora, Hazel, Courtney, Griffin, Violet, Bryce, Asher and Corbin, son of the late Frank and Alice Heard and brother of Edith Calder, Frank Heard, Linda Gustavel and the late Thelma Minklein, Velma Heard and Bonnie Leonard. Fondly remebered by his many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. As preferred by Dale cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to gather at the family home, 88 Bridge St., (side entrance) on Saturday July 15 from 2 to 5 pm. in remembrance and celebration of Dales’ life. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward, the PECM Hospital Auxiliary or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571 Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

KONSTANTINOS (Gus) FOUNTOUKIS – April 1, 1954 – July 1, 2017 –  Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital on Saturday July 1st, 2017. Gus Fountoukis, proprietor and chef at Gus’s Family Restaurant, at the age of 63. Cherished husband of Cheryl. Dear father of Wendy Rose (Dave), Tina Fountoukis (Billy), Michael Fountoukis (Katie) and Michael Howell. Dear brother of the late Tommy Fountoukis. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jason, Kayla, Alicia, Nevaeh, Brooke, Michael, Gordy and his two great grandsons Jasper and Sonny. Gus will be missed by Cheryl’s family. M. Fountoukis is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Service will be held in the Picton United Church on Wednesday July 5th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Father Anatoliy Bandura to officiate. Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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PATRICIA ROSE BADGLEY – March 16, 1941 – June 29, 2017 – Peacefully, at the Picton Hospice House on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in her 77th year. Loving wife of 60 wonderful years to Roy Badgley of Picton. Dear mother of Michael (Sherri) Badgley of Tweed, Deanna (Kenneth) Peacock of Cobourg, Paula (Brian) Scott of Campbellford, Angela (Richard) Marcotte of Rossmore and Dan (Teresa) Badgley of Picton. Cherished grandma of 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Patricia will be sadly missed by her sisters Linda (Bruce) Williamson of Picton, Marilyn Helpard (Tony) of Picton, Betty Anne (Ken) Dulmage of Picton and her brothers Ron Ferguson of Alberta, Robert (Penny) Ferguson of Picton and Larry Ferguson of Hamilton. Pre-deceased by her parents Elsworth & Doris Ferguson and her sister Sandy Dyson. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Cremation has taken place with Milestone Cremation Services, Napanee. The family will receive friends at the Elks Lodge, 21 Elks St. Picton on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 11am-12:30pm. A Celebration of Life Service for Patricia will follow at 12:30pm. Burial of the urn will take place at the Cherry Valley Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the Picton Hospice House. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.milestonecremation.ca

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VERA PEARL BOYCE – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Robert Stanley Boyce. Loving mother of Daryle (Casey), Larry (Linda) and Bob (Flo). Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Margaret Rombough (Ralph) and Beatrice McLaren (late Ray). Predeceased by 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Special thanks to dear friends Nancy Minnie and Doris Johnston. As per Vera’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at the Wellington Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MADELIENE EUNICE ROLSTON – July 14, 1923 – June 24, 2017 – Mady passed away with dignity and with the love of her family surrounding her, at her daughters’ home in Glenora. She did it her way. Beloved wife of the late Rex Sr. Cherished mom of Penny-Bea, Rick (Elizabeth), Rex Jr. (Betty) and Granny to Roger, David, Christopher, Nathan, Natalie, Lilah, Jeremy, Tyler, Lydia, Hannah and Chloe. Predeceased by her O’Neil sisters, Kathleen, Mary, Gladys, and brother George. Survived by brother Ken and sister-in-law Jean Dorenburg. Mom was a strong loyal and faithful to all who knew her. Mrs. Rolston is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Service will be held in St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Reverend Charles Morris to officiate. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LOUISE SHETTELL – Went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton. She was 87. Beloved daughter of the late Tilley and Percy Lock. Loving mother of Linda Channell (Allan), Wendy Shettell (late Nikk Bezanson), Roy Shettell (Nicole), Brenda Stratton (David) and her late son Wayne Shettell. Dear grandmother of Allison Adams, Karen Hicks (Peter), Carolyn Shettell (Roger Grills), David Shettell (Erin), Jamie Whitley, Dan Stratton (Martha), Jim Stratton (Christina), Chrysta Tsafkopoulos (Steve), Dawn Lee (Adam), Renee Collens (Jeff Wolder) and her 17 great grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Joan Munshaw (Marvin) and Maureen Sayer (late David) and her brother Rodger Lock (late Ann). Funeral Service will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Monday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Peter Spragg officiating Interment Wellington Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the Picton Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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HAROLD LLOYD INGRAM – June 15, 1947 – June 23, 2017 – After a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, died at his home in Picton on Friday June 23rd, 2017, at the age of 70. Retired Master Corporal, Canadian Armed Forces and retired Corrections Officer. Raised in Halifax and stationed throughout Canada. Devoted to his beloved wife Lynda whom he shared fifty wonderful years. Loved dad of Kelly and her husband David Stock of Picton, Catherine and her husband Philip Kinnear of Cherry Valley and Alex and his wife Jennifer of Cherry Valley and proud poppy of Gabby “Gabs”, Ethan and Brady. Dear brother of Eleanor Schramel of Wacounda, IL and brother-in-law of Diane Payne (Ron) of Delburne, AB and Robert Cole (Kathryn) of Consecon and uncle of Emily (Justin), Jesse (Amanda), Richard (Karen), Victoria (Shane), Jennifer, Cheryl, Krista (Jason), Tara (Colin) and their families. Dearly loved by his aunt Eileen Neilsen (Don) and Janeil. Funeral Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Monday June 26th at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Robert Chisholm officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Picton. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday afternoon from 1 until 4 p.m. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY MARGUERITE SCALA – December 22, 1927 – June 18, 2017 – Passed away peacefully at the H. J. McFarland Home on Sunday June 18th, 2017, at the age of 89. Wife of the late Joseph and sister of the late Harvey Allen. Beloved mother of Cathy Scala ( late Gary Miller) of Whitby and Deborah Caruso (Richard) of Picton. Lovingly known as “Nana Banana” to her grandchildren Christopher, Michael (Josie), Christine, Janet. Dear great grandmother of Gabriella, Joe, Mia, Alissa, Ben, Evan, Kai and Tatum. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON, on Wednesday June 21st, at 2 p.m. Reverend Lynne Donovan to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service.  Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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STELLA MARY ATTERSLEY – In peace after a valiant, short battle at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, ON, Stella Attersley (nee Lesniak/Lesnick) passed away with her family at her side, on Friday June 16, 2017, at the age of 103. Predeceased by her husband Russell (July 15, 1971), sons Stanley (July 15, 1999) and Edward (February 1, 2017), sisters Jule Monas, Mary Mayshack and Victoria Shelenkoff, brothers Casmir, Edward and Edmund and Russ’s siblings. Survived by her daughter in law Dorothy Attersley, daughters Mary and Diane (Ivars Dulmanis), grandchildren Richard (Maureen) Attersley, Susan (Andrew Stenhouse), Diane Attersley, Shane Attersley and Ashley (Chris Richardson), greatgrandchildren Lauren, Emily (Tyler), Ross, Stella, Silas, Sophie, Seren and Sadie, step-greatgrandchildren Brandon and Matt and great-granddaughter Sawyer. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church, Picton, ON on Saturday June 24 at 11 am. The Reverend Father Robert Chisholm officiating. Interment at St. Gregory Cemetery, Oshawa at a later date.Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571

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COL. DAVID BENNETT (Ret’d) – Passed away at his home in Prince Edward County on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 after a long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, with his loving wife Ardith beside him, at the age of 81. Dear brother of Tony Bennett (Elaine) and their family. David was a kind and loving man who will be missed by all who knew him. As per David’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (www.cpff.ca) would be appreciated by the family
Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, ON

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M. GENA POWERS – May 14, 1923 – June 14, 2017 – Passed away peacefully in the home she loved in Cressy, with her family by her side on Wednesday June 14th, 2017. Gena Powers, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loved mother of Jeanette and her husband Dwight Davies of Florida and the late Frank and mother-in-law of Carol. Loved nan of Christine, Steven, Frank, Morgan and Tristan and will be greatly missed by her great grandchildren. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Mrs. Powers is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday June 20th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment to follow at Cressy Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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JACK MERVYN HOPPS – March 14, 1928 – June 13, 2017 – Peacefully at the John Parrott Centre, Napanee on Tuesday June 13th, 2017. Jack Hopps, formerly of Bath and Picton, Ret. Sgt. Canadian Armed Forces, Retired Corrections Officer at Millhaven, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine Peck and best friend and partner of Shirley McConnell. Loved father of Lynn Wood (Stuart) of Verona, Patti Williams (Michael) of Shannonville and Gilbert Hopps of Napanee. Papa of Kathy, Carol, Kaitlyn, Jaclyn and the late Mark and great-papa of Zac. Dear brother of Edward (Shirley), Shirley Roerick, Jim (Virginia), Ruth Andrews, Kathy Hopps and the late Judy Stevenson and brother-in-law of Norm Stevenson and Peter Peck (Cathy). Remembered by Mark McConnell (Mary) and Jill Thompson (Mike) and their families. Thanks to all the nurses and staff at J.M. Parrott for taking such good care of our dad. Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday June 19th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Canada would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARY LOU PLATT – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton, in her 88th year. Beloved daughter of the late Clare and Kathleen Platt. Dear sister of Craig Platt (Paula) and predeceased by her sister Loretta Van Meer (Don). Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Mary was a kind lady and a devoted friend who will be sadly missed. A Graveside Service will be held at the Wellington Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME,
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RUTH ELIZABETH MILLER – Went home to glory surrounded by the love of her children at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at the age of 74. Loving wife of the late Vernon Miller. Beloved mother of Doug (Valerie), Donna Brandeau, Fred, David (Michelle Merkley) and Elizabeth Miller. Fondly remembered by her 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by sisters Margaret (Dave) Axhorn, Alice Bannister, Kathleen (Martin) Koppens, Doris (Norm) Mills and brother John (Janet) Hawley. Ruth was a loving and devoted family woman who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Wednesday, June 14th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, June 15th at 1:30 p.m. Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY ANNE HAMILTON – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Shirley Hamilton on Friday, June 9th, 2017, in her 83rd year. Shirley was the daughter of the late Bruce Moore and Anne (nee Atkinson) and the wife of the late Gordon Hamilton and the late Edgar Brill. She was the beloved mother of Mark (Judy) of Wellington, Keith (Lyn) of Sarasota, Florida and Robert (Colleen) of Kars, Ontario and she is fondly remembered by her grandchildren Devon, Emily and Andrew. Shirley was a proud member of the Belleville Yacht Club, the Army & Navy Club, the Belleville Chamber of Commerce and she operated the Briar Patch in Century Place for many years. Shirley is also remembered by her many friends in Winter Haven, Florida where she spent more than 20 winters.
At Shirley’s Request, cremation has taken place and a Private Family Inurnment will be held at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill. Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society and can be made thru the Belleville Funeral Home & Chapel, 68 N. Front Street, Belleville (613-968-5080). For online condolences, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SHIRLEY JOAN JAMES – August 8, 1944 – June 6, 2017 – Peacefully, after a short, courageous fight with lung cancer at Belleville General Hospital on June 6th, 2017. Shirley James, of Belleville, at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Leon James. Mother of Cathy (Sylvain) and the late Michael and step-mother of Stephan and Rosanne. Beloved grandmother of Ashley (Anthony) and their children Natalie, Monica, Samara and Nathan and step-grandmother of Kendall and Tyson. Dear sister of Val (Bill) and sister-in-law of Gary and the late Pat. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and friends. Shirley was an active member of Curves and will be missed at the many local “Show and Shines”. A private family graveside service was held at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. A Celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Sunday 18 June 2017 from 12-3pm at Sans Souci Banquet and Conference Centre, 240 Front St. Belleville. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM ‘Bill’ NILSSON of Wellington, formerly of Kitchener, passed away at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at the age of 93. Dear husband of 65 years of Betty Nilsson (nee Witzel). Father of Gary. Survived by sisters Vivian Robinson, Astrid Burkholder, Carolle (Don) Ziegler. At Bill’s request cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held followed by interment in Kitchener at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation (pecmhf.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at
www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MORLEY ARTHUR BADGLEY – May 15, 1952 – June 2, 2017 – Suddenly, at Kingston General Hospital, on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Morley Badgley of Trenton at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Debbie Bedard. Dear father of Tammy Davy (Mark) of Frankford, Carrie Bursey (Tim) of Horton, Morley (Laurie) of Renfrew, Julie Cole (Richard) of Belleville, Joleen Rupert (Brent) of Trenton. Dear brother of Jim, Ralph, Marvin, Clifford, Raymond, Bobby and the late Glen and the late Carol Belanger. Sadly missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of Morley’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangments entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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WILLIAM ROBERT ‘Bill’ GREGORY – At the age of 93, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at Eden Place Retirement Home in Belleville. He is survived by his wife Addie and his daughter Barbara (Douglas) and was predeceased by his daughter Jane (Gary). Memorial Donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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JENNIFER JANE BALDWIN – August 28, 1980 – May 30, 2017 – Jennifer passed away with her loving family by her side on May 30th, 2017. Beloved wife and best friend of Jon. Loving mother of Carson. Daughter of Rebecca and the late Robert Carson and daughter-in-law of Mike and Yvonne Baldwin. Dear sister of Leigh Anne, Cathy (Bill) and Jim (Tanya). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dear niece and goddaughter of Marg Jarvis and niece of Katherine Smith. Jen will be deeply missed by all who knew her, especially all her camping friends. Jen rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Memorial Service will be held at Picton United Church on Friday June 2nd at 2 p.m. Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Carson’s educational fund would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DAVID NORMAN COE – November 18, 1943 – May 29, 2017 – Suddenly, at his beloved home in The County, at the age of 73. David Norman Coe left us peacefully. Beloved husband of Patty (McFarland), loving and proud father of Jonathan Coe (Sanjana), Emma Coe Poulsen (Brad), Jessica Coe and Lucy the goose. Mourned by his favorite mother in law Jean McFarland, Sister Elaine Long (Ken), Brother Fred and Brother-in-law Peter McFarland. David will be a grandpa in spirit to Baby Poulsen in June. David’s gentle nature, generosity and sense of humour will be missed by many. There are many pickerel in the bay that are safer this summer. A memorial service will be held in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church (Picton) on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Charles Morris to officiate. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, please buy a book for a child you love. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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PRISCILLA JANE FOWLER – December 22, 1919 – May 25, 2017 – Passed away peacefully at West Lake Terrace Nursing Home on Thursday May 25, 2017, at the age of 97. Priscilla was predeceased in 2002 by Gordon, her husband for almost 60 years. She is survived by her son Jim (Susan), grandchildren Michael (Charlene) and Jennifer (Steve) and great-grandchildren Adrian, Addison, Rylie and Nolan. The family would like to thank the staff at West Lake for the care and support they provided. Cremation has taken place and will be followed by a private family graveside service at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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KLAUS DIETER SALLEWSKY – Peacefully with his family, Dieter Sallewsky passed away at Hospice Prince Edward on Thursday May 25, 2017. As was his preference, cremation has taken place and there will be no service.

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FREDERICK ROSS HARRISON – October 29, 1949 – May 24, 2017 – Suddenly, at his home at RR 4 Picton, on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. Fred Harrison, retired Captain of the Glenora Ferry, at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Shirley, father of Lisa Algar and her husband Kevin of Picton and Scott and his wife Melissa of Picton. Proud grandpa of Ryan, Corey, Noah, Lucas, Jorja and Harper. Dear brother of Linda Bell (Bill), David (Joanne), Cindy Coates (Steve), Bob (Lori) and the late Patsy James (Gary). Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Mr. Harrison is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday May 29th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Rose Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 1 until 3 p.m. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RONALD GEORGE BENWAY – Passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Gloria (nee Spencer). Caring father of Dwayne (Karen), Dennis (Dawn) and David. Fondly remembered by his 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dear companion of Fern Root. Ron was a proud farmer and an avid collector of farm equipment. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Sunday, May 28th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Funeral Service will follow the visitation on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Interment Sophiasburg Cemetery at a later date Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY ANN WILLIAMS – Peacefully, with her family at her side, Shirley Williams (nee McComb) passed away at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday May 23, 2017, at the age of 83. Predeceased by her husband Lang Williams, she was the loving mother of Gail Foster of Calgary AB, Scott and his wife Shelley of Stirling and Sheri Williams-Miller and her husband Ron Miller of Ameliasburgh.  Proud grandmother to Rachel, Ashlyn, Nicholas, Kelli, Michael and Bradley and sister to the late Bev McComb and Carol Dobbie. As desired by Mrs. Williams, cremation has taken place to be followed by a family service. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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WILLIE ROSS PETERSON – January 14, 1960 – May 22, 2017 – Suddenly at his home in Cherry Valley, on Monday, May 22nd, 2017. Willie Peterson, at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Lori Mills. Loved dad of April Peterson (Steven) and Jessica Kleinsteuber (Darryl) and step-dad of Krista Markland (Christopher), Bradley Mills (Felicia), Melissa Rondeau and Joey Rondeau and poppa and grandpa of ten. Dear brother of Wilfred (Marilyn), Carman (Wendy), Ralph, Geraldine, Elda (Alvin) and the late Thora Van Ness. Son-in-law of Carl & Carol Kleinsteuber and Ralph Insley. Remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews and their families. A celebration of Willie’s life will be held at the Picton Elks Lodge on Thursday June 1st from 2 until 4 p.m. Cremation arrangements by the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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EVELYN DOROTHY BEAUMONT – August 16, 1925 – May 22, 2017 – With her family, Evelyn Beaumont (nee Smith) passed away at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday May 22, 2017, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loved mother of David and his wife Betty of Picton and Douglas and his wife Martina of Toronto. Dear sister of late Earl (Norma Smith), late Blanche Slater, late Edna and the late Mae Hurlbut and sister in law of the late Bessie Bonter and the late Harry Beaumont. Mrs. Beaumont rested at the Whattam Funeral Home. Funeral Service in Picton United Church on Saturday May 27 at 2 pm. The Reverend Richard Hamilton officiating. Cremation and Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Auxiliary or Picton United Church UCW would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Saturday at the Church from 12:30 pm. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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KENNETH HOWARD MARKLAND – Passed away unexpectedly at his home in Picton on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 in his 67th year. Dear son of the late Lyla and Howard Markland. Loving brother of Larry (Diane), David (Patti) and Janice. Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery, Picton on Monday, May 29th at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at
www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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EDWARD RICHARD ‘Rick’ JEWELL – May 11, 1956 – May 21, 2017 – Suddenly at his home on Sunday May 21st, 2017. Rick Jewell of Northport at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Marelou. Dear father of Hanna and Amber of Northport, and Charles Arthur (Joanne) of Edmonton. Dear brother of Brian, Val, Sara, Mike, and Kathy. Rick will be sadly missed by his grandson Colton Hejnar of Edmonton. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON, on Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Reverend Kirby Breithaupt to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Community Living Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILSON RUSSELL TERWILLIGAR – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday May 14, 2017, Wilson Terwilligar, former Picton Postmaster, of the H J McFarland Memorial Home passed away on his 68th wedding anniversary at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Clara Blair (nee Jones).  Much loved father of Shirley-Ann and her husband Timothy Martin Cole of Picton and the late Andy.  Proud grandfather to Gabriele (Alec) of Toronto and brother of Doris (late Al) and the late Ronald (Maureen). Mr. Terwilligar rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre St., Picton. 613-476-5571.  As preferred by his family there will be no service at this time. Cremation to take place. If desired, memorial donations to the H J McFarland Family Council would be appreciated. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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SHIRLEY FAYE IRELAND – January 1, 1943 – May 13, 2017 – Peacefully, with her beloved cousin Sharon by her side, Faye died on Saturday May 13th, 2017 at Belleville General Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Faye was a retired teacher at PECI where she shared her passion for drama with many students. Beloved wife of her late husband Charles. Daughter of the late Roy and Mimi Errington. Dear sister of the late Patricia and daughter-in-law of the late Margaret & late Leslie Ireland and sister-in-law of David & Anne Ireland. Dear niece of Catherine Powers Rands. Dear cousin of Sharon & Brian Moffatt, Scott & Louise Powers, Nancy & Brent Bailey and their families. Fondly remembered by Lyn & Don George, their daughter Jennifer and her family and loved aunt to Todd & Charlene Morris and Dana Morris. Mrs. Ireland rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. A Memorial Service will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield on Saturday May 27th at 11 a.m. Interment has taken place at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time. Online condolences and donations at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE McKENZIE HUNT – George Hunt passed away at his home in Bloomfield on Thursday May 11, 2017. Cremation has taken place.

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MATHIAS “Mike” WEBER – June 19, 1928 – May 9, 2017 – Passed away peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital in Picton, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in his 89th year. Mathias was born in Hungary, and came to Canada in 1953, where he met his love, Katharina. They were married for more than 62 years, and created a wonderful life together, along with their two children, Karen (Russell) and Edward (Karen Lee). Life got much more interesting when he became a Papa to Eric (Melissa) and Andrew (Meaghan), followed by true joy as a great-Papa to Leah, Jacob, Harrison and Ellie. He worked for more than 40 years with Redi-Set Business Forms and Maclean Hunter. Mathias will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Mr. Weber rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Visitation will be held at 10:00am at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, 7 Church Street in Picton, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, followed by Mass at 11:00am. Memorial donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Pihenjen békében, kedves papa! Online donations, and condolences, at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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NOELLE ANN PARKS – Noelle Ann Parks was born on May 5, 2017 and passed away peacefully after two cherished hours in her parent’s arms. Noelle will be lovingly remembered and missed by her parents Benjamin and Holly Parks of Plainfield, her grandparents Ken & Barb Parks of Bloomfield and Myron & Joanne Gerber of Bright, her great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. A private family service will be held.

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WILLIAM DOUGLAS HEDGER – February 15, 1955 – May 4, 2017 – The “Pipe-smoking-mathematician” has made his final earthly calculation. Suddenly at his home in Toronto on May 4, 2017. Gentle Bill, dearly loved by his family Maureen, Sherry, Rob, Lisa and Ashley Hedger of Wellington as well as wonderful extended family in Belleville and beyond. Close friend and “life of the party” to his many great Toronto friends. “Rest in peace brother, we will meet again!” A private service will be held at Belleville Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WALTER GOODWIN – Passed away, surrounded by his family, at Hospice Prince. Edward, Thursday, May 4th, 2017, at the age of 80. Dear father of Cathy Vidito (Bill), Debbie Greig (Andy) and David Goodwin. Remembered by grandchildren Jennifer, Lindsay, Jessica, Christopher and Melissa and his 6 great grandchildren. Survived by his brothers Ralph (Emily) and Pat (Debbie). As per Walter’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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HELEN JEAN KEMSLEY (nee McCaw) – June 1, 1923 – May 4, 2017 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Thursday May 4th, 2017, at the age of 93. Helen Kemsley was raised in the County, lived for many years in Toronto and returned upon retirement with her beloved late husband Don. Loved mother of Tom and his wife Christine Boyle of Vancouver, Betty Brown of Toronto, Debbie and her husband Doug Warwick of Brampton and Sandy Kemsley and her husband Damir Sudarevic of Toronto. Proud nana of Tamara Warwick (Martin) and Trista Osborne (Jason) and great grandmother of Noah and remembered fondly by Stuart and Yavisha. Survived by her dear sister Norma Whittle of Guelph. Helen was a registered nurse and served for many years through the Rebekah Lodge. A Funeral Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday May 8th at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hamilton officiating. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward, PECMH Auxiliary or Picton United Church would be appreciated. Family will receive friends on Monday from 1 p.m. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DORIS ELLIOTT (nee Thomas) – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of Bruce Elliott. Dear mother of Gary (Penny), Bob, Sharon Kleinsteuber (Terry), Brian (Kelly) and predeceased by her son Jack. Loving grandma of Tanya (Jim), Justin, Brent, Felicia, Chad and Cassandra and great grandma to Dylan and Delany. Predeceased by grandson Tyler. Survived by her sister Marie Thurston. Fondly remembered by her extended family and friends in the community. As per Doris’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service was held at the Wellington Cemetery on Saturday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. The family would appreciate memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ELAINE SHARP – ​January 21, 1943 – May 2, 2017 – Peacefully, at the Prince Edward Hospice House on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Cherished companion of Donald Armstrong of Picton and  beloved wife of the late Robert Sharpe. Cherished mother of Alison Sharpe of Northport. Elaine will be sadly missed by her brother Frank (Debbie) Morgan of Mount Elgin. Pre-deceased by her parents Franklin & Helen Morgan and her sister Patricia Morgan. Fondly remembered by her extended family and many friends. Cremation has taken place with Milestone Cremation Services, Napanee. Burial of the urn has taken place at the Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a Memorial Reception & gathering at the Elks Lodge, 21 Elks St. in Picton on Saturday, May 20, 2017 between 2-4pm. ​Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the Prince Edward Hospice House or the Elks Lodge, Picton. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.milestonecremation.ca

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SALLY JANE UBDEGROVE – April 30, 1949 – April 30, 2017 – At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Sunday April 30th, 2017. Sally Ubdegrove of Pitt Street, Picton at the age of 68. Beloved wife of the late Allan. Dear mother of Tim and Clay Ubdegrove both of Picton. Dear sister of Roberta George (James) of Evans Mills, New York, Walter Dingman (Shelley) of Alexandria Bay, New York, Donna Hand (Donald) of Alexandria Bay, New York and the late Jack Dingman. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Kelsey and Brandon. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Cremation has taken place with interment in Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CLINTON CHARLES HELMER – April 5, 1925 – April 30, 2017 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Sunday April 30th, 2017. Clinton Helmer of Spring Street, Picton at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Ivy. Dear father of Patricia Lawless and her husband Peter of Ottawa and Eric and his wife Lisa of Picton. Dear brother of Marilyn Pearson (late Jack) of Belleville and the late Gary Helmer (Dorothy) and the late Maude Piper (late Max). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Brian, Ben, Cody and great grandchildren Brody and Keira. Mr. Helmer is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time. Reverend Richard Hamilton to officiate. Interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Picton United Church would be appreciated by the family. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RONALD KIRK – Passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, Ronald James Kirk, at the age of 80. Loving husband of Blanche Kirk. Dear father of Don (Barb) of Port Perry and Rob (Bianca) of Oakville. Poppa of Erin and Jenna. Survived by his brother Douglas and sisters Carolyn (Bill), Marilyn and Heather (Rick). Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held at the Wellington Cemetery on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer Society or The Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LAWRENCE ROY BAKER – January 25, 1954 – April 26, 2017 – It is with great sadness his family announce, after a courageous battle with cancer, Larry died at Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday April 26th, 2017. Larry Baker, of Bloomfield, at the age of 63. Beloved husband of the late Pat (nee Ostrander), loved dad of Amanda and her husband Tyler Eng of Uxbridge and Krista and her husband Tyler Quinn of Plainfield and poppa of Noah and Isaac. Dear son of Roxie of Picton and the late Doug and brother of Jim of Cobourg and his partner Diane. A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held at Prince Edward County Free Methodist Church, Picton on Monday May 1st from 1 until 4 p.m. Private family interment has taken place at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

THOMAS JAMES ‘Jimmy’ MAGILL – March 1, 1929 – April 22, 2017 – Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital on Saturday April 22nd, 2017. Jimmy Magill of Glenora Road, Picton at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Nan Magill. Dear brother of Angela McCaughern (Tommy) of Ireland. Mr. Magill is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Service will be held in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Reverend Lynn Donovan to officiate. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Prince Edward County would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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STEPHEN LLOYD MONROE – September 10, 1955 – April 20, 2017 – Surrounded by the love of his family at Hospice Prince Edward on Thursday April 20, 2017. Steve Monroe, of Picton, at the age of 61. Beloved partner of Maurene. Loved dad of Bryan “Homie” and his partner Melissa and Shannon and her husband Andy Lloyd. Proud poppa of Jayden, Mason, Lacy and Eli. Dear son of Gerald and Nancy Monroe of Glenora and brother of Sandra and her husband Gord Thompson and will be dearly missed by Nikki (Rob), Jennie (Kris), Devon and their families. A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the Picton Elks Hall on Saturday April 29th from 1 until 4 p.m. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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J ELWOOD BURRIS – Elwood Burris, of Hillier, passed away peacefully on April 19th, 2017 with his family by his side, at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton. He was 82. Loving husband of Peggy for 58 years. Loving father to Paul (Karen) and Jacquie (the late Ben). Loving Poppa to Alannah, Gracie and Max. Elwood was born on September 7th, 1934 in Hillier on the farm. He was predeceased by his father Ross, mother Lena and brother Graeme (Gordie). Friends and family may call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Sunday, April 23rd from 1-3 and 6-8pm. Funeral service will be at the Wellington United Church on Monday April 24th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wellington Cemetery.A celebration of life and reception will follow at the Hillier Hall. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Storehouse Food Bank, Wellington are gratefully appreciated.
Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DOUGLAS CHARLES HEBBEL – February 10, 1947 – April 19, 2017 – Suddenly at his home in Picton on Wednesday April 19, 2017. Doug Hebbel, formerly of Wellington and Toronto, at the age of 70. Dear husband of the late Beverley Richmond and brother of Vici Stockwell of Barrie and Beth Marecle of Ridgeway, ON and remembered by their families. Will be missed by Susan Lubbock. There will be no public service or visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RAYMOND ALEC JEFFERY – May 16, 1951 – April 19, 2017 – Suddenly at his home on Wednesday April 19th, 2017. Raymond Jeffery of 113 Mary Street, Picton at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Vicki. Dear father of Raymond (Angela) of Belleville, Shawn (Darcy-Lynn) of Milford and Tammy Williams (David) of Milford. Dear brother of Ann Moore, Milton, James, Frances Ferguson, Katrina Brown, Gordon and the late Carolyn Bartman, Tommy and Nancy Rankin. Sadly missed by his grandchildren D.J., Johnathon, Tynika, Laura and his great grandson Joe. Forever missed by his dear dog Duke. A gathering will be held at the Elks Lodge in Picton (downstairs) on Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 2 until 4 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SALLY FERGUSON – Passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton, in her 69th year. Dear wife of Laird Ferguson. Loving mother of Denise Moore (Brian), Andrea Ferguson (Rick) and predeceased by her son Jeff (Rebecca). Remembered by her grandchildren Theiran, Tyson, Ainsley, Lindsay, Nicholas, Autumn and Hope. Survived by her sisters Judy (the late Alan), Terry (the late Ron), Patty (the late John), Jenny (Larry) and her brother Don (Linda). Sally is finally at rest and her family and friends will sadly miss her. A Celebration of Sally’s Life will be held at the Wellington Elk’s Lodge, Allisonville on Saturday, April 29th, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. An Eastern Star Service will be held at the hall at 1:00 p.m Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOYCE DOREEN KNIGHT – of Picton, passed away at Hospice Prince Edward on Monday, April 17th, 2017, in her 89th year, after her final fight with cancer. Dear mother of Lee (Linda), Arthur (Gail), Nancy (Steve Lewis), Eric, and Cathy (Joel Walker), and long-time friend of Frank Hogan. She is also survived by a sister, Susan White, and she was loved by 8 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Floyd, and by her parents, Isaac and Nina Wannamaker, as well as by two brothers, Amos and Carl Wannamaker, and three sisters, Helen White, Elva Mackey and Mabel Lloyd. She was also loved by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, Belleville (613-968-2273). As per Joyce’s wish, Cremation has already taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held at The Salvation Army Citadel in Picton on Friday, April 28th, at 2:00 p.m. A private interment of the urn will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.steelefuneralhome.ca

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MARGARET WANDA CHARLTON WATTS – April 15, 1933 – April 16, 2017 – Peacefully at her home, on Sunday April 16th, 2017. Margaret Charlton-Watts of Picton at the age of 84. Beloved daughter of the late Norman and Violet Welbanks. Beloved wife of the late Richard Charlton and Fred Watts. Dear sister of the late Kenneth Welbanks, Keith Welbanks and Douglas Welbanks. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON, on Thursday April 20th, at 2 p.m. Reverend Peter Spragg to officiate. Cremation has taken place with interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MYRTLE MARY MITCHELL – January 24, 1940 – April 10, 2017 – Suddenly, with her family by her side, at Kingston General Hospital on Monday April 10th, 2017. Myrtle Mitchell of Greenbush at the age of 77.Beloved wife of the late Carman. Dear mother of Kim Clarke and her husband Allan of Perth, ON. Dear sister of Shirley Armstrong, Dorothy Bongard, Beverley McKinley, Audrey O’Neill and the late Donna Wood, Doris Trumble, June Miller and Morris Wood. Sadly missed by her granddaughter Tanya Clarke. Dear mother-in-law of Howard Clarke. A private graveside service will be held in the Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CHARLES HENRY CULMER – January 1, 1927 – April 9, 2017 – Suddenly at Belleville General Hospital on Sunday April 9th, 2017. Charlie Culmer, of Picton, at the age of 90. Beloved husband for over 70 years of Barbara. Loved father of Carole Black (Dennis) of Picton and David (Luana) of Sheba’s Island, grandpa of Kimberly (Stephen), Kristine and great-grandpa of Meghan, Akira, Brooklyn and Hallye. Dear brother of Joy Bowerman and Roger and the late Hazel and Dorothy. Charlie proudly served on Hallowell Council, with the Picton Fair Board, as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Picton and was an avid golfer and sportsman. Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday April 17th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the PECMH Foundation or the Kiwanis Club of Picton would be appreciated. Friends may visit Monday morning from 10 a.m. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CARL STUART ‘Stewart’ WEST – December 15, 1952 – April 8, 2017 – “Stewart” died peacefully, with friends he had gathered along the way, at his side, at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on April 8th, 2017 after a long illness. He lived in Picton the past fourteen years and made an invaluable impression on those he came in contact with. A graveside service in thanksgiving for his life will be held on Thursday April 20th at 11 a.m. at Cherry Valley Cemetery, Cherry Valley, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BARBARA JEAN WHITEFORD – January 12, 1925 – April 8, 2017 – Peacefully surrounded by her family at West Lake Terrace on Saturday April 8th, 2017. Barbara Whiteford, formerly of 42 Downes Avenue, Picton at the age of 92. Daughter of the late Albert and Lilian Anderson. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert. Dear mother of Mary Everall (Late Ron) and her partner Brian Langabeer, Barb Norton (Elmer) of Fish Lake and the late James. Dear sister of Marlene Dumont of Edmonton, Alberta and the late Lieta Quaiff, Keith Anderson, Orsene Anderson and Katherine Ozemik. Sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. on Thursday April 13th, 2017 at 3 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Charles Morris to officiate. Cremation has taken place with interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. Online donations an condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARY TERESA SCOTT (nee McMahon) – Passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joe Scott. Dear mother of Mary Way (Blaine), Joe ( Rhonda), Anna Marie (John), Trish and John (Alison). Loving grandmother to Katie, Michael, Ashton, Sarah, Kelsey and Jamie and great grandmother to Owen, Emmett and Bentley. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Picton on Monday, April 10 th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Father Robert Chisholm officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences at www.AinsworthFuneralHome.com

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ADA GAY COLLIS – June 4, 1946 – April 5, 2017 – Peacefully at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, at the age of 70. Beloved sister of Jeff Collis (Devon Coburn), predeceased by her mother and father, Hal and Aileen Collis, Gay made everyone smile with her fun loving spirit. She spent most of her working life teaching and playing golf in Toronto and moved to Picton after retirement where “Gaytor” will be missed by her many “buddies.” A memorial service will be held at Whattam’s Funeral Home in Picton at 11:00 A.M., Thurs., April 13th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society if desired. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BARBARA FAIRBAIRN – May 3, 1930 – April 5, 2017 – Peacefully in the hands of her husband William at Hospice Prince Edward on Wednesday April 5th, 2017. Barbara Fairbairn of Jasper Street, Picton formerly of Montreal at the age of 86. Dear sister of Vivian Hammond of Ireland, Isobel Helm (Gordon) of Cornwall and Muriel Hammond of Montreal. Barbara will be missed by her nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Mark Hammond to officiate. Cremation has taken place with interment in Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JEANNE MARIE ALICE FRENETTE – August 20, 1947 – April 4, 2017 – Died at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday April 4th, 2017. She will be missed by her dear friends and staff at Westlake Terrace, Prince Edward County where she enriched the life of others the past four years. Formerly of Montreal, Peterborough and Oshawa. Interment has taken place at Cherry Valley Cemetery, Cherry Valley, Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held at her home, Westlake Terrace, 1673 County Road 12, R.R. 1, Picton on Wednesday April 12 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Bob Scrivens to officiate. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton. Online condolences and donations at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOSEPH EDWARD MacCOOL – April 22, 1930 – April 4, 2017 – Joe MacCool of Derry, Northern Ireland, Peterborough and Picton, Ontario passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family. He will be sadly missed by his children Martin and his wife Lesley of Winnipeg MB, Colm and his wife Cindy of Prince Edward County, Fiona and her wife Jennifer of Toronto, and the late Anne MacCool. “Grandpa Joe” will also be missed by Brendan, Erin, Jack, Isabelle, and Sam. We take great comfort in knowing that Joe will be reunited in spirit with Lil, his beloved wife of 51 years. Theirs was a love like no other, and their devotion to one another inspired everyone who knew them. Joe was also beloved “baby brother” to the late Mick MacCool and Noreen MacCool, Sister Colm O.P. As a young man, Joe MacCool left Northern Ireland in search of a better life for himself. His journeys, which he loved to tell his family about over and over again in great comic detail, took him to Dagenham, England, a Paulist seminary in Lake George, N.Y. and eventually Toronto Ontario where, on February 23, 1961 at 4:55pm at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society, he met Lil Murphy and they embarked on a life together defined by faith, love of family, and service to those in need. Joe had many weird (and not so wonderful jobs) before eventually becoming a teacher where he touched the lives of so many as a guidance counsellor at St. Peter’s High School and as a Special Education teacher in several elementary schools across Peterborough and surrounding areas. Before but especially after they retired, Joe and Lil dedicated years of their lives providing support to vulnerable people through their work at Telecare and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. For years, as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve you would find them volunteering on the phones to listen to lonely and isolated people who had no one else to talk to. The work Joe and Lil did to help others was not the kind that gets recognized with awards and public tributes and they would not have had it any other way. An amateur theologian, master joke teller, golf addict and track and field enthusiast, he also enjoyed nothing more than sitting next to his wife reading her murder mysteries with his children and grandchildren close by. His smile, wit and huge heart will never be forgotten by all who knew him. Mr. MacCool is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, where visitation will be held on Friday April 7th, 2017 at 11 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Picton Ontario at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the St. Gregory’s Catholic Church would be appreciated. www.whattamfuneralhome.com.

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BEVERLEY JEAN ARNOLD –  Passed away with her family at her side on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at the Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, in her 78th year. Loving wife of Leverne Arnold. Dear mother of Karen Magee (David), Rob (Cheryl) and predeceased by her daughter Brenda VanNeste (Don). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Emily, Michaela and Justin Arnold, Mariah and Wyatt VanNeste and Sydney and Shailey Magee. Survived by her brother John Smith (Lila) and sisters Joan Muirhead (late Dale) and Carol Ferguson (Russell). Sadly missed by sister-in-laws Betty Henning (Noel), Marlene Gillingham (Art) and her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Wednesday, May 3rd from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, May 4th from noon until time of Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Memorial Donations to the Wellington United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KATHRYN ‘Anne’ IRELAND – June 12, 1947 – March 30, 2017 – At her home surrounded by loved ones, at noon, on Thursday March 30th, 2017. Anne Ireland of Bloomfield at the age of 69. Beloved wife of Jim Barefoot. Dear mother of Noah Bunnett and his wife Fee Lin of Toronto and by Jim’s children Ross, Lucy, Lauren and Stephanie. Dear sister of Mary Bunting (late Joe), Carol Chomyn (Iehor), Nancy Stopps (Terry) and Margaret Ruchstukl (Mark). Sadly missed by her 2 grandchildren Chloe and Daphne. Anne will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Anne’s life will be held in the Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield on Thursday April 6th, from 2 until 8 p.m. with a service starting at 3 p.m. If desired, Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Oncology Unit would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences and donations at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHANNA ALBERTHA de VRIES ( nee Timmerman) – April 15, 1930 – March 28, 2017 – With great sadness, the family of Johanna de Vries announce her passing. She was predeceased by her husband of close to 60 years, Jacob de Vries. Loving mother to son, John and his wife, Arlene de Vries and to daughter, Jane Moon. Special nanna to Season de Vries ( Darren Jarvis), Tyler( Kelly) Moon, and Alison (Corey) Smith and sweet great nanna to Weston and Aliyah Jarvis, Joshua and Noah Moon and Caleb, Liam and Olivia Smith. The youngest sister of Bertha Christ, Ina McLean and Greta Lewis, and predeceased by other sisters, Jenny Kaufhold, Coba Walker, Dien Smeding and Stien Bekkering. She will be remembered fondly by many nephews and nieces and their families both in Canada and Holland. Johanna lived all her adult life in Prince Edward County where she came to know many dear friends. The family extends their gratitude to the excellent circle of care which provided support and medical services throughout her illness. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Monday, April 3rd from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the “de Vries Natural Heritage Collection Project” or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JEAN MURDOCH – Passed away peacefully at the Bridge Street Retirement Residence, Belleville On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, at the age of 84. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland and formerly of Wellington on the Lake. Loving wife of the late John Murdoch and wonderful mother to Margaret (David) and the late Kim (John). Dearest and fun loving Grandma to Julia, Jason, Michael and Chris and her 7 great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends in the community. At Jean’s request cremation has taken place. A casual Celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Saturday, May 27th at 1:00 p.m. with visiting from noon until time of service Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Picton Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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IDELLA ROXANNA ROBINSON (nee Brown) – November 8, 1949 – March 27, 2017 – Suddenly at Belleville General Hospital on Monday March 27th, 2017. Roxanna Robinson, of Lake Street, Picton, at the age of 67. Beloved partner of Larry Rose, mother of Ken and his wife Vickie of Picton and James of Picton and grandma of Grayson, Alexis and Ryker. Dear sister of Eric Brown and his wife Anne and the late Norman. A graveside service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Saturday April 8th at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by her family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.  Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DELTON DIXON ‘Del’ FISHER – January 24, 1939 – March 24, 2016 – Peacefully at home in the early morning of March 25th, 2017 with family at his side. Del Fisher, born January 24th, 1939 in Port Perry, of Fish Lake Road at the age of 78. Predeceased by his parents Milton and Minnie Fisher and Brother Barry. Bonnie Taylor, wife of eight months and best friend for 31 years. Father of Scott (Cheryl) and grandfather to Justin (Cortney) of Toronto. Del will be missed by his brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and a multitude of friends. Always loved a good time, good laugh, an outing on his prized tugboat “Rosebud” or a cuddle with one of his beloved pets. A special thank-you to the medical staff of the County and Belleville Hospitals, who through their kindness, caring and willingness to laugh at all Del’s stories made his final months such a happy time for him. Mr. Fisher is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral service will be held in the Friendship United Church on Wednesday March 29th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Reverend Kirby Breithaupt to officiate. Spring interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Friendship United Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GERTRUDE WALMSLEY – December 17th, 1923 – March 19th, 2017 – Passed away at her home in Wellington. Daughter of the late Palen Clark Walmsley and Mabel (nee Watson). Dear sister of Prudence Kingsley and the late Clark Walmsley. Loving aunt of Sharon Newman (Russ), Elaine Groves (Jim), Kathleen Kingsley-Bondy (Mike), Jean Madaleno (Paul) and Glenn Kingsley. Great aunt to Karen, Bill, Laura, Jeff and Daniel and great great aunt to Emma, Benjamin and Ryan. Dear friend of the Alyea “kids” and their kids. Many thanks to Brenda Beale for her support, encouragement and care. Gertrude was a longtime seamstress at G.F. Fraser & Sons and Fraser’s Grey Room. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at the Wellington United Church at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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WILHELMINA MAY BUDER – May 25, 1918 – March 18, 2017 – Peacefully at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home on Saturday March 18th, 2017. Tootie Buder, formerly of Harmony Home and Bloomfield at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Jake. Dear mother of Helen Jackson (Reg) of Bloomfield and John (Beth) of Wellington. Tootie will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial graveside service will be held in the Hicksite Cemetery on Wednesday May 24th, at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Childrens Aid Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton Ontario. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JAMES BRUCE LOUNSBERRY – October 11, 1946 – March 17, 2017 – Suddenly after a short battle with cancer at Belleville General Hospital on Friday March 17th, 2017. Jim Lounsberry of Tweed, formerly of the County, at the age of 70. Retired from Essroc after 44 years of service. Beloved husband of Rhea for forty-two years, father of Anna Lounsberry Gulliver (Jason) of Tweed and Rob (Sara Scheid) of Belleville and proud Grandpa of Pierce, Scarlet, Myles, Morgan, Natalie and Karlee. Dear brother of Larry (Lucille) of Picton, John (Darlene) of Cornwall, Ken (Rose) of Etobicoke, Paul (Melissa) of Tweed and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Jim was a dedicated volunteer with the Prince Edward Yacht Club, Picton Kinsmen, Picton Air Cadets and Food for Learning, Tweed. Funeral Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday March 21st at 2 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the 851 Prince Edward Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron or Food for Learning at St. Carthaghs Catholic School would be appreciated. Family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 until 8 pm. whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET EILEEN ‘Lee’ HARDON – Peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Hallowell House Nursing Home, Lee Hardon (nee Colley) passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her beloved husband William Henry ‘Harry’ Hardon in 1997, and her parents Ernest and Rose (nee Willis) Colley, Lee is survived by her son John, his wife Shari and grandaughter Rachel, all of Bloomfield. Dear sister of the late Cyril (Kate Colley) and the late Enid (late Ken Baum), all of England and sister in law of George (late Hazel) Clark of Perth. Lee will be remembered by her nieces and nephews and cherished her loving and caring extended family at Hallowell House. As was her preference, cremation has taken place and a family committal will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in the spring. If desired, memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Arangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571. Online condolences and donations at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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GEORGINA NELSON – January 30, 1931 – March 15, 2017 – Peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday March 15th, 2017. Georgina Nelson of Chuckery Hill, Picton at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Roland. Dear mother of Shirley Abar of Picton, Doug (Christine) of Picton, Jamie at home and the late Donald, Ron, Laverne and Roy. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Daniel, Lorie, Amanda, Tracy, Tina, Nicole and the late Steven. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON, on Monday March 20th at 2 p.m. Mr Sasha Schnell to officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. If desired, donations to the Picton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place with interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring. . www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS WILLIAM ROY COOK – March 11, 1930 – March 14, 2017 – It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Thomas William Roy “Bill” Cook on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the age of 87 years. He served his country from 20th November, 1953 to 7th April, 1981 in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps and in the Canadian Armed Forces, rising to the rank of Master Warrant Officer. Bill Cook loved fishing and Country Music especially Hank Snow. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mary Francis Prout and sons Ronald and Gerald Cook. He is survived by his children William (Kathryn) Cook, Thomas Cook, Brenda Kennedy-Cook, Bonny (Michael) Ratnayake and partner Robin Samuel. Devoted grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection will be held in St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Saturday March 25th at 1 p.m. Father Robert Chisholm to officiate. Cremation has taken place with spring interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main St. Picton, ON.

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TERRANCE THOMAS HOLBROOK – February 18, 1952 – March 12, 2017 – Suddenly at home while enjoying his retirement, on Sunday March 12th, 2017. Terry Holbrook, of Ompah, Ontario, formerly of Stoney Creek, Burlington and Etobicoke, at the age of 65. Beloved son of Joy Holbrook of Picton and the late Clive and brother of Wayne and his wife Patricia of Ridge Road and Alan and his wife Julie of Waterdown. Terry was with Stelco for over thirty years, he enjoyed the outdoors and spending time on his property with friends. A gathering to celebrate Terry’s life will be held in the summer. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences at  whattamfuneralhome.com

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YVONNE HILDA GRIMMON – February 8, 1929 – March 10, 2017 – Peacefully at the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home on Friday March 10th, 2017. Yvonne Grimmon, formerly of Black Creek at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Stirling. Dear mother of Barbara Grimmon of North Vancouver, BC, Ralph of Black Creek and Tom of Toronto. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Justin, Amanda and Bill. A memorial service will be held in the Black Creek Church on Wednesday March 15th, at 11 a.m. Ms. Janelle Shaw to officiate. Cremation has taken place. Interment will follow the service in the Black Creek Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until service time. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home,33 Main Street, Picton ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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NANCY RAYE RANKIN (nee Jeffery) – November 23, 1940 – March 9, 2017 – At approximately 10:30 pm on March 9, 2017 at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX, Nancy Rankin left this world exactly the way she always wanted; suddenly, quickly and without pain. She was with her husband Lloyd, relative Penny May and friend Kris McLain. She had spent the day laughing and shopping. Born to Raymond and Clara Jeffery (nee McConnell) on November 23, 1940, she is pre-deceased by her son Lloyd Jr., her sister Carolyn and brother Tommy. She leaves behind her husband of 54 years Lloyd, son Jeffery (Manon), granddaughters Lilly-Claire and Alicia, step grandson Cedric, siblings Ann (late Roger), Milton (Shirley), James (late Elaine), Francis (Carl), Raymond (Vicki), Katrina (Ken), Gordon (Angie), sisters-in-law Judy (Gary), Bette Jean (late David), Joan (John), Rosalind Adams, brother-in-law Raymond Bartman and a legendary collection of antique Willow china. Funeral Service will be held at Picton United Church on Saturday March 18th at 11 a.m. Ms. Janelle Shaw officiating. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Cherry Valley United Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Friday March 17th from 2 – 4 and 6 -8 p.m. Online donations and condolences at  whattamfuneralhome.com.

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JANE MADELINE JENKINS – Peacefully at the West Lake Terrace on Wednesday March 8, 2017, Jane Jenkins (nee Welsh) of Picton passed away at the age of 91. She was a long time employee at Lipson’s Department Store in Picton. Loved and cherished by Kathy (Barry Hudgin), Rebecca Hudgin, Ben Hudgin and Michael Jenkins. Missed and remembered by her nieces and nephews and pre-deceased by her brothers Philip, Fred and Dick Welsh. A graveside service will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in the spring following cremation. Time and date will be announced. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in Jane’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571  Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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DOROTHY MILLION – July 28, 1929 – March 7, 2017 – Peacefully at her home in Picton on March 7th, 2017. Dorothy Million, born in London, Ontario, lived for many years in Orillia. She will be sadly missed by her dear friends Dale, Raymond and Gerald and the staff of Community Living Prince Edward. A Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton,on Thursday March 16th at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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NELSON STORMS – June 30, 1932 – March 7, 2017 – Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday March 7th, 2017. Nelson Storms, of R.R.4 Picton at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Velma. Dear father of Darlene Martinali (Tony) of Sydenham, Steve (Bernadette) of Picton, Donna Sosnowski (Chris) of Napanee, Diane Sweet (Steve) of Camden East and Tim (Deb) of R.R.4, Picton. Dear brother of Hilda Harrison, Marilyn Schamerhorn and the late Avis Head. Sadly missed by his 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A celebration of Nelson’s life will be held in the North Maryburgh Hall on Wednesday March 15th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Glenora United Church or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family immediately following the service at a reception in the hall. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton Ontario www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LISA UNGAR – April 26, 1973 – March 3, 2017 – Peacefully at Westlake Terrace on March 3rd, 2017. Lisa Ungar, at the age of 43. Daughter of the late Leo and Helen Ungar. Sister of Frank (Deedee), Terry (Tommy), Leo (Nichole) and the late Robert and Linda and sister-in-law of Marie. Aunt of Natasha, Jessica, Adam, Sydnee and Helena. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday March 14th from 2-4 in the afternoon. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in the spring in Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ALICE MARY LEFEBVRE – (nee Horsburgh) – November 28, 1937 – March 1, 2017 – Peacefully at Belmont Home, Belleville on Wednesday March 1, 2017. Alice Lefebvre, formerly of Picton, at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Bob Lefebvre.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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PHYLLIS MARALYN FENEMORE – December 25, 1930 – March 1, 2017 – After a brief illness, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday March 1st, 2017. Phyllis Fenemore, of 42 Downes Avenue, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Dear mother of Lloyd (Nancy) of Oshawa, Wayne (Janet) of Picton, Janet (Linda) of Odessa and the late Linda. Sadly missed by her son-in-law Ross Wilkins and his wife Susan. Dear sister of Shirley Lahey of Picton and the late Kenny and Leland Ostrander. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Christopher, Heather, Hollie, and Debbie. Sadly missed by her great grandchildren Stephanie, Janessa, Matthew, Jenna, Mikayla and Mackenzie. Fondly remembered by Kathy, Nancy, Billy, Danny and Peter of New York and North Carolina. Special aunt of Elaine Marshall and her many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Whattam Funeral Home on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Pastor Glen Coates to officiate. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton Ontario. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT JOHN JOSEPH THOMPSON – August 7, 1953 – February 28, 2017 – After a short illness, passed away peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on February 28th, 2017. Bob Thompson, of Ben Gill Road, at the age of 63. Beloved husband and soul mate of Cheryl for over forty years. Loved father of Jessica of Amherstview and Josh and Eli of Demorestville. Dear brother of Christine (Rolly) Arsenault of L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC and Andrew (Karen) of Saint-Etienne, QC and son-in-law of Don and June Kennedy of Carrying Place. Loving Da of Katelyn, Brooklyn and Evan of Bloomfield. Remembered by his family of friends, Bob will also be missed by the many children at County schools who called him Mr. T and by those he touched through hunting and fishing. The gardens will not be the same without him. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday March 4th from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held in the spring. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the ROC or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only please) Online condolences and donations at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM WIGHTMAN – In his 88th year, William Hannum Wightman, of Wellington, Ontario at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on February 28, 2017. Cherished and caring father of Donald (Yew-Wai) of Miami Beach, grandfather of Kirstyn (Daniel) Mayers of Toronto, great grandfather of Freia and Mobius, and husband of Verna. Bill obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, where he formed lifelong friendships with his fraternity brothers in Delta Upsilon, Lambda Iota Chapter. After serving with the RCAF and Canadian Army for two years, he obtained a Master’s in Labour Relations from Columbia University. He held senior positions in the health care, food processing and petrochemical industries in Canada and the U.S.A., and eventually became the long serving Director of Industrial Relations for what was then the Canadian Manufacturers’ Association. He was concurrently appointed a member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and served on numerous arbitration panels. He authored three books on labour relations, and represented the CMA as a delegate and technical advisor in Geneva, Paris and Vienna. He was a faculty member of both the University of Toronto and Loyalist College, and a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute and the Wellington Legion Branch 160. Bill followed his lifelong passion for public service with his election in the riding of Scarborough West as a Member of the 31st Parliament of Canada, where he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour. Following his retirement, Bill and Verna moved to Prince Edward County in 1994, where he became actively involved in the community. He was one of the earliest to fight the imposition of industrial wind turbines in the County and was honoured for his commitment to that cause by a tribute dinner in 2013. He was an honorary member of the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County and an active member of the Advisory Committee of the County Coalition for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy. He had also served as a member of the Friends of the Wellington Museum and as chair of the board of Wellington Legion Manor (where he lived for the last year of his life). Bill earned the respect of all sides of the political and management/labour divides with his courtesy, impartiality, insight, principles and willingness to listen. Bill’s gentlemanly self-deprecation and good humour will also be sorely and widely missed. Bill was a member of the Kingston and East York barbershop quartets, played a smooth jazz piano and admired the work of George Shearing, the World’s Greatest Jazz Band, the Page Kavanaugh Trio, Mel Torme and Frank Sinatra. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Wellington United Church, 243 Main St., Wellington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Legal Appeal Fund, the Building Fund of the Quinte Humane Society or the Storehouse Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PHILIP HENRY WOODACRE – Passed away at Trenton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, February 25, 2017 At the age of 92. Loving husband of the late Marjorie (nee Park). Dear father of Sandra, Karen and Paul. Survived by his brother Jim Woodacre and sisters Sheila Bull and Toni McCoy. Predeceased by his brother Cecil Woodacre and his sister Patricia Price. Phil was a very social being and extremely generous with his time. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends in the community. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. When the seasons change, When his stories get retold, When memories tug at our hearts Phil/Dad will be with us once again. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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REINHOLD LAWRENCE GUTZMAN – July 8, 1928 – February 25, 2017 – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on February 25th, 2017 at the age of 88. Cremation has taken place.

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SUSAN INA ANN CHRISTIE (NEE HEPBURN) – With typical grace and near-magical effortlessness, Susan Ina Ann Christie died in her home on February 24, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. She was 83. Susan is predeceased by husband Jack and survived by her life’s project to make decent people of some undoubtedly questionable material: Gavin (Erin), Robert (Margaret), Vicky, Peter (Priscilla) and Elizabeth (John). She will be deeply missed by grandchildren—Connor, Matthew, Maura, Fraser, Hannah, Laura and Katherine—and many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was much loved by “adopted daughter” Juliet as well as Niza, Shine, Valencia and many other wonderful caregivers. Special thanks for the exceptional and compassionate care of Dr. Sarah LeBlanc and NP Brad Gunn. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. A funeral service will be held at St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4 pm. Family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 3 pm in advance of the service. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CARL THOMAS WILLIAMS – December 19, 1958 – February 18, 2017 – Sadly, early in the morning of February 18 and surrounded by family Carl left us, ending the pain and sadness he had been experiencing. Carl was a traveller, an entrepreneur and a sailor of tall ships. During his life he sailed the seven seas and lived for an extended time in Denmark as well as all over Canada , before settling in The County. He was an old school, classy but hardworking guy, and you could be sure that he always had a witty remark up his sleeve as well as a warm smile on his face. Mourning his loss are his devastated family, wife Cheryl, son David (Mia) and grandson Otto, Mother Sheila, sister Tracy (Mac) and sister Vicki as well as extended family and friends in Denmark. Many aunts, uncles and cousins and all the gang at “The Point” also share this loss with us. While cremation has already taken place a celebration of life will be held on Saturday February 25th at “The Church”. As an expression of sympathy please hug your loved ones and your dog family as Carl would want , we are sure his great dog Teddy was waiting to greet him. “Silence the pianos and With muffled drum Bring out the coffin and Let the mourners come” w. h. Auden. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM B. LANE – The Honourable William B. Lane, Superior Court Justice 1980 to 1998, passed away at the Hastings Manor, Belleville, ON on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Doris (nee Carman) Lane and father of Bryan Carman Lane. Predeceased by his parents Judge Wilfred S. Lane and Dorothy (nee Burley) Lane. Special friend of Rusty, Chance and Sprucey. The Honourable William B. Lane is resting at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday March 1 at 2 pm. Dr. Gerry Bradley to officiate. Spring Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society in Bill’s memory would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Wednesday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time at 2 pm. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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ROLAND ANDREW WELBANKS – November 14, 1923 – February 18, 2017 – After a short illness, Roland of Picton, passed away at Hospice Prince Edward on Saturday February 18, 2017, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Carol Switzer and the late Ileen. Loved father of Lenora (Al Duffy), Sharon (Jim Caird), Eddy (Jenny), Debbie (Brian Frost), David (Mary), Alex and the late Marlene, Roseanne and Steven and father-in-law of Kelly. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren and predeceased by his great grandson Tyrone. Dear brother of Hillaird (Mary). MR. WELBANKS IS RESTING AT THE WHATTAM FUNERAL HOME, 33 MAIN STREET, PICTON, ON. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel on Thursday February 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SHEILA FOSTER – Passed away peacefully at her home in Hillier on Friday, February 17th, 2017. SHEILA NILES FOSTER (nee Terry), in her 89th year. Beloved daughter of the late King and Winnifred Terry. Dear wife of Gordon Foster. Loving mother of Jane Foster, Matilda Foster, Terry Elliott (Jordan), Lee (Tami) Foster and Karen Porter (Kent). Remembered by her grandchildren Justin, Jarrod, Hilary, Chelsea, Shannyn, Chase and her 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Iona Terry. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Tuesday, February 21st from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, February 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Reverend David Smith officiating Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET LORETTA VOS (formerly Vanward) July 19, 1931 – February 13, 2017 – Marg passed away peacefully with family by her side at H.J. McFarland Home, Picton on Monday February 13th, 2017. Born and raised in Picton, formerly of Belleville, at the age of 85. Daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Van Wart and loved step-daughter of John Carey. Beloved wife of the late Hank Vos. Loved mother of Shirley Daniels of Belleville, Louise Liberty of Oshawa, Rhonda Payne (Randy) of Kemptville, David Heffernan (Carla) of Woodstock, Dale Heffernan (Lisa) of Smithfield, Patrick Heffernan (Karen) of Picton, Kate Heffernan (Michele) of Georgetown, the late Jackie Heffernan and step-mother of Vivian Long (Ron) and Walter Vos (Brenda-Lee). Loving Nan to Jesse, Aron, Laura, Jamie, Michael, Jeremiah, Amber, Jeffrey, Molly, Liam, to five step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Erma Mills and the late Percy Vanwart. Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday February 21st at 2 p.m. The Reverend Wally Mayhew officiating. Cremation has taken place with spring interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the H.J. McFarland Nursing Home Resident Council or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time. Online condolences and donations at whattamfuneralhome.com

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HENRIETTA MacDONALD ROSS – August 29, 1924 – February 12, 2017 – After a short stay at Belleville General Hospital on Sunday February 12, 2017. Etta “Effie” Ross (nee Mackenzie), at the age 92. Born in Chipperfield Saskatchewan, she and her beloved husband, the late George Ross, raised their children in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), lived in Scarborough and finally retired to Milford in 1983. Dearly loved mother of Carol Cooke (Mike) of Ottawa, Don Ross (Heather) of Milford and Stuart Ross of Milford. Proud grandma and “bizzus” to Matt (Angela), Patrick (Sadie), Jenna (J.L.), Ben (Natalie), Becky (Patrick), Kirstie and Malcolm and great “bizzus “of Owen, Hailey, Maizey, Cooper, Nolan, Reilly and Everett. Dear sister of the late Norm, Mary, Jessie Mac, Ken, and Peter, and remembered fondly by their families. All who met her were inspired by her propensity to find great joy in the simple things that surround us. Any who were troubled or were suffering found themselves healed in spirit by her warm loving kindness. Even in her latter years when she laughed it was the laughter of a young girl. All who have known her are the richer for it. She was truly a special person. At Effie’s request there will be no funeral service or visitation. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will take place in Milford in the spring. In recognition of the excellent care she received, donations to the Belleville General or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundations would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences and donations at whattamfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE CLAYTON MILLS – Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, George Mills of RR 8 Picton passed away on Sunday February 12, 2017, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Janice ‘Jenny’ Mills (nee Bourette), George is survived by his mother Erma (nee VanWart) of Ameliasburgh and was predeceased by his father Clayton and brother Timothy. Dear brother to Lois (Doug Chard), Lucille (Larry Lounsberry), Clifford (Lisa), Bonny (John Bourette), Jimmy (Rhonda), Katherine Mills (George Peck), Stella (Laverne Valleau), Mary (Jim Brown), Bob (Pat), Bill (Sue), Teresa (Bill Symons), Steven (Cindy), Richard (Lisa), Barbara Smith (Mark McDow) and Andrew. Brother-in-law to Betty (Don Mabee), Marlene (Alvin Vance) and the late William and Jennette Bourette. George will be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mr. Mills rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 A celebration of Georges’s life will take place at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield on Thursday February 16 beginning at 10 am., service at 11am. and continuing in the reception hall. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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WILLIAM ‘Bill’ DOUGLAS RODGERS – September 24, 1946 – February 11, 2017 – Suddenly yet peacefully at his home on Saturday February 11th, 2017. Bill Rodgers of Centre Street, Picton at the age of 70. Loving husband of Donna. Dear father of Sepp and his wife Deborah of Colorado Springs, Peggy of Picton and Chris and his wife Jenny of Kars, ON. Dear brother of Marilyn Duguid, Margaret Knarr, Margo Rodgers, Dianne Cook and Mark Rodgers. Sadly missed by his 3 grandchildren Liam, Siobhan and Cameron. Mr. Rodgers is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral service will be held in the Bloomfield United Church on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Reverend Maureen Ellison to officiate. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association or the Bloomfield United Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Masonic Lodge of Prince Edward County A.F & A.M. Lodge #18 will hold a service at 6 p.m. Online condolences and donations at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CLARENCE ALONZO DEACON – January 15, 1931 – February 9, 2017 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Thursday February 9th, 2017. Clarence Deacon of Picton at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Annie. Dear father of Douglas of British Columbia. Dear brother of Marie, Phyllis, Evelyn, Roy, Melvin, and the late Murdock. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Lisa Ellis and Kevin and Tim Deacon. At Clarence’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation with interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring. If desired, Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON Online condolences and donations at  www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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KEITH ELLIOTT – Passed away peacefully at West Lake Terrace, Picton on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017. HOWARD KEITH ELLIOTT was in his 87th year. Loving husband of Evelyn (nee Kelly) Dear brother of Bruce Elliott (Doris), Doris Greer (late Mac) and Donna Armstrong (late Bob). Predeceased by his sister Barbara Elliott and his brothers Claire and Clifford. Fondly remembered by sister-in-laws Helen and Mary. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Friday, February 10th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Belleville Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MABEL ADELAIDE SMITHSON – July 2, 1920 – February 7, 2017 – At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on February 7th, 2017. Mabel Smithson of Fawcettville, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Much loved and special aunt to Susan Moore and her husband Michael of Fawcettville. Loved nanny to Ryan and Tyler. Dear sister of Florence Carter (late Jack) of Cressy and the late Blanche Rand, Ken Pringle, Everett Pringle, Gerald Pringle, Morley Pringle, Edna Branscombe and Russell Pringle. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Reta Pringle and Clara Pringle. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. MABEL IS RESTING AT THE WHATTAM FUNERAL HOME, 33 MAIN STREET, PICTON, ON. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel on Friday February 10th at 2:00 p.m. Spring Burial Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the PECMH Auxiliary or Reaching for Rainbows would be appreciated. Friends may visit Friday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time. Online condolences and donations at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ALLAN EDWIN HUBBS – Passed away peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Thursday, February 2 nd , 2017. Allan Edwin Hubbs, of R1 Bloomfield, in his 83rd year. Beloved son of the late Irene and Willet Hubbs. Survived by his brothers Ron (Eva) and Keith (Cora). Predeceased by his sister June Noble (Bill). Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. At Allan’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Spring Interment Glenwood Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON

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GAIL MONICA MIRON – Passed away peacefully on Monday January 30, 2017 at the Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Gail Miron, at the age of 63. Loved mother to Tanya Warner of Picton and proud grandmother to Michael and Shae. Dear sister to John (Melissa) of the USA and Tom of Ottawa. Best friend and fishing buddy of John and Penny Lawe of Picton. Gail worked in the Employment and Immigration ministry in Ottawa, loved animals, especially cats and loved to fish at any and every opportunity. As was her preference, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations made to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571. Online condolences and donations at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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JUNE NOBLE – Passed away peacefully at her home in Picton on Thursday, January 26th, 2017. June Noreen Noble (nee Hubbs) was in her 85th year. Dear wife of William (Bill) Noble. Survived by her sons Brian of Ottawa and Daryl of Picton and her brothers Ronald Hubbs (Eva), Keith Hubbs (Cora) and Allan Hubbs. Predeceased by her parents Willet and Irene Hubbs. As per June’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET ISABEL ATHERLEY – September 16, 1932 – January 26, 2017 – At Hallowell House on Thursday January 26th, 2017. Margaret Atherley of Sheba’s Island, formerly of Georgetown at the age of 84. Beloved wife of Ron. Dear mother of Janice Burrows (Ray) of Wooler, Peter (Janet) of Brampton and Stephen (Andrea) of Toronto and the late David. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Garret, Sara, Rachel, Brian, Joseph, Mathew, Miriam, Daniel and Charlie. A memorial service will be held at the Picton United Church on Saturday January 28th at 3 pm. Reverend Richard Hamilton to officiate. Visitation at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. If desired, donations to the Picton Food Bank or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GORDON LLOYD – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Thomas Gordon Lyle Lloyd on January 25th, 2017 at the age of 90 at HJ McFarland Memorial Home in Picton with his family by his side. Son of the late Adam and Mary Lloyd. Beloved husband and best friend to Vivian (nee James) for 68 years. Cherished father to Lyle (Esther), Bruce (Mary), Elaine (Garnet) and Yvonne (Harry). Grandchildren Tim (Susan), Andy (Shannon), Dana (Mike), Jordan, Leah, Braden (Renee) and Amber-Lee. Predeceased by grandson Adam. Great grandchildren Rielle, Jayden, Mason, Isabelle, Olivia and Abbie and great great grandchild Jasmine. Predeceased by sisters Anne (Steve),Thelma(Ryan), Mabel (Earl), Helen(Jack) and brother Everett (May). Survived by sister Goldie(late Brian). Brother-in-law to Everett (late Della) and Barbara (late Larry). He will be deeply missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Friday, February 3rd from 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Saturday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Memorial Donations to the Wellington United Church or the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com A Masonic Service will be held on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.

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ELBERNE CARSON – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Carson (nee Morrow) Loving father of Florence Lindsay (Jerry), Brenda Whattam (Kevin), Craig Carson (Marilyn) and John Carson (Faith) Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Stephanie Calver, Andrea McGeachie, Meghan Lindsay, Erin Langiano, Pamela Borton, Paula Leone, Jennifer Carson, Becky Vivian and Corey Whattam and his 19 great grandchildren Survived by his sister Virtue Schultz and his brother Arley Carson Predeceased by his parents Lillie and Roy Carson and his loving friend Verla Bulger. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON On Friday, February 17th from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Rod Smith officiating. Spring Interment Hicksite Cemetery, Bloomfield. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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RONALD NORMAN THIRD – Suddenly and peacefully on Monday January 23, 2017, Ronald Third passed away at the Kentwood Park Nursing Home, at the age of 72. Dear brother of Grace (late Roger) Armstrong of Picton and Donna (Bill) Medland of Lindsay. Ronald is survived by his aunt Madeline Hammell of Lindsay, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews and his good friend Fiona. A Memorial service in celebration and remembrance of Ronald’s life will be held in St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church on Saturday, January 28 at 1 pm. Archdeacon Charles Morris officiating. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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RICHARD GRANT HOWES – Suddenly at his home, Grant Howes, born June 8, 1956 passed away in Waupoos on Saturday January 21, 2017, at the age of 60. Grant leaves behind his wife and partner in the County Cider Company Jenifer Dean, son Alastair and his mother Thrina of Nanaimo, BC and step-children Cassie and Neil Dobosh. He is also survived by his father William G. Howes (Bill), sister Liz Howes and her husband Stewart Colvin, niece Jessie and nephews Jason, Daniel and Dylan. Grant was predeceased by his mother Berva several months ago and brother Bill (Debbie Howes) several years ago. Grant received a double major in both Zoology and Economics from the University of Alberta in 1978 followed by attaining his MBA from Queen’s University in 1980. Grant worked in finance in Toronto before moving out to BC where he was involved in a number of businesses before returning to the family farm in Prince Edward County to pursue his dream of opening a cidery and making the ultimate cider. He had a passion for growing apples which he shared with all around him. He was a mentor and friend to others in the cider industry and became recognized as the ‘grandfather’ of cider in Ontario. The family will have a private church service in the next few weeks to be followed in the spring with a celebration of life at the County Cider Company where all will be welcomed to come and raise a glass of cider in his memory. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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NANCY MARLEEN BARRATT – July 22, 1953 – January 21, 2017 – At her home surrounded by her family on Saturday January 21st, 2017. Nancy Barratt of Cherry Valley at the age of 63. Dear mother of Jesse and his wife Lee of Pickering, Jarrod of Vancouver and Joel of Ottawa. Dear sister of Harry Marshall, Betty Baker, Robin Marshall, Joe Marshall, Margo Richards and the late Susan Richards. Sadly missed by her grand babies Ainsley and Graydon. Nancy will be missed by her nieces and nephews and her best friend Katie Cole and will be remembered by Calvin Kleinsteuber. By Nancy’s request cremation has taken place with a celebration of her life to be held in the summer of 2017. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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WOLF-ECKART WARTENBERG – Wolf-Eckart Wartenberg of Ameliasburgh passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday January 21, 2017, at the age of 78. Cremation has taken place.

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SHERRI LOUISE CLEMENTS – November 27, 1977 – January 21, 2017 – Passed away at the Civic Hospital, Ottawa, surrounded by the love of family and friends on Saturday January 21st, 2017. Sherri Clements, of Milford, formerly of Belleville, born and raised in Peterborough, at the age of 39. Sherri is the beloved wife of Ryan Clapp. Cherished daughter of Bob and Marj Clements of Peterborough and sister of Carrie. Daughter-in-law of Judith Clapp and the late David R. Clapp. Sister-in-law of Sean, Tara (Allan), Megan (Rob), Steve and loving aunt of Jazmin, Cynthia, Sarah, Rebecca, Emily, Elias, Clemmentt, Jesse, Zoe and Gemma. Lovingly remembered by Sherry, Percy, her many friends and the families on her bus route 341. A Celebration of life will be held this Saturday January 28 at the Elks Lodge in Picton from 1:30pm to 4:00pm Everyone is encouraged to come and share a memory of Sherri. If desired, donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute I.C.U. would be appreciated by the family. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ISABELLA ELIZABETH HOWIE – July 9, 1921 – January 17, 2017 – In loving memory of Isabella Elizabeth Howie, nee Jones, of Chateauguay, Quebec. She was born on July 9th,1921 and passed away peacefully at Hastings Manor on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. She is predeceased by her husband Frank and sisters Dorothy (Victor) Baker, Gladys (James) Kemp, and Jean (Kenneth) Smeall. Dear mother and mother in law of Lynn and Jim Vince. Loving grandmother of Meghan (James) Ashley and great grandmother of Carter and Owen. Special appreciation for her wonderful care at The Manor on Loyalist Parkway, Picton and Hastings Manor, Belleville. A celebration of life will take place in Montreal at a later date.

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JAMES DANIEL RAINEY – June 8, 1936 – January 15, 2017 – Suddenly at his winter home in Jensen Beach, Florida on Sunday, January 15th, 2017. Dan Rainey, of Rednersville, retired Principal of elementary schools in The County, at the age of 80. Dear brother of Helen-Louise Tompkins of Richmond Hill and her late husband John. Dearest friend of Shane Higgins. Loved uncle of Susan Tompkins-London (Brian) of Markham, Marianne Tompkins-Carter (Jeff) of Newmarket and the late Mary Elizabeth Tompkins. Great-uncle of Natalie London. Dan will be sadly missed by Kornelis DeJong and by his many friends. Mr. Rainey is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service will be held at Picton United Church on Friday January 27 at 11:30 a.m. The Reverend Richard Hamilton officiating. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives (QEMA) would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday January 26th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. whattamfuneralhome.com

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Shane-RaySHAYNE LESLIE VIMY RAY – October 5, 1957 – January 14, 2017 – With profound sadness and many tears we announce the passing of Shayne Leslie Vimy Ray, 59, of Ameliasburg (Roblin Lake) after an extremely brave, heroic, short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Kym Wark-Ray and step daughter Jessica, siblings Lashley, Mary Ann, Logan, numerous loving neices and nephews whom he so loved and cherished. He also holds an e​ternal bond with his special aunts Agnus, Viola and Eunice. A pure heart and friend to all he had an extended family he also adored: Dan McCurdy, Wendy Kitt, Tompkin Brothers, (Rob, Cole, Sherry, Jesse, Cathy, Fred and his shop kitty Sebastion). At home he sadly leaves his loyal hound dog Sam, miniature horse Rangler and a pesky squirrel who still raids his birdfeeders. His humour and compassion for others lives on in all those he touched. A celebration of life to honour this talented, hardworking, highly skilled mechanic and selfless man’s life to be held Saturday April 1, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm. at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman St., Ameliasburgh. Shared memories at 2 pm. If desired, memorial donations made to www.gofundme.com/islasfight?r=69827 in Shayne’s memory will assist his little buddy battling cancer at age 6. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online condolences and donations at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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Serge-FarleySERGE FARLEY – Passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at the Kingston General Hospital, at the age of 50. Serge will be forever remembered by his mother Laura Farley (the late Jacques), his daughters Chandel (Jordan) and Sherry Farley, his brothers Mich Farley (Brenda), Yves Farley (Nancy) and Real Savoie. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and extended family, his companion Bev Elliott and his many friends. Serge was a proud father. He had a kind heart and was a loyal friend to many in the community who will be sadly missed. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON On Sunday, January 22nd from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellington United Church Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Memorial Donations to the Trillium Gift of Life Network would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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Louise-HumphreyLOUISE HUMPHREY – With great sadness we announce the passing of Louise Humphrey, on Friday, January 13th, 2017, at her home, the place she loved the most, with family and friends at her side. She was 84. Loving mother to her son Richard and daughter Ellen Grandma to Matthew, Daniel and Dylan. Special thank you to her family, friends and healthcare providers who treated Louise with great compassion and care. Friends are invited to attend a Remembrance Gathering on Thursday, January 19th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Hillier Town Hall. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LOUIS F STEVENS – September 23, 1937 – January 11, 2017 – At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday January 11th, 2017. He was the youngest son of Louis Frederick and Mary (Em/Oliver) of Canal/Bonny River, where he was born on September 23, 1937. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Dona Stevens, (nee Cronkwright), and older brother, Leo. Louis F. Stevens Jr grew up in St. George and Saint John. He is survived by his children: John Stevens (Michelle), Cold Lake Alberta; Paula Stevens, Picton; Timothy Stevens,(Vanessa), Edmonton Alberta; Teresa Stevens, (Steve), Picton and James Stevens (Carolyn), Picton; and their children. Also by his loving partner and companion, Dale Cronkwright, Picton; sisters, Elizabeth, Canal/Bonny River; Mary, Windsor, Ontario, and Isabel (Lloyd) Martin, Fredericton; nieces and nephews, and several cousins in Charlotte County and Saint John. Cremation has taken place; his ashes will be brought home to the family plot, St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George New Brunswick at a later time for interment. A memorial service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home on Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 1 p.m. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Rose-SmithJUNE ROSE SMITH – June 19, 1935 – January 11, 2017 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park on Wednesday January 11th, 2017. Rose Smith, formerly Mayne, of Picton, formerly of Ridge Road, at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Jesse Smith and Keith Mayne. Loved mother of Kevin Mayne and his wife Mary of Stoney Creek, Kyle Mayne and his wife Kathleen of Picton and Rosanne and her husband Steve Aulthouse of Hamilton and step-mother of Evelyn, Ralph, Roy, Sharon and Lorraine. Grandma of Tammy, Salena, Kylie, Keith, Shelise, Devin, Landon, Tayli, Kieran, Daniel, Jodie, Clinton and the late Alex. Dear sister of the late Margaret Bowers and George Hart. Past President of the Picton Fair Board and retired from Proctor Silex. Mrs. Smith is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday January 14th at 10 a.m. Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Napanee. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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bill-scottWILLIAM ‘Bill’ BYRON SCOTT – December 22, 1947 – January 9, 2017 – He fought the good fight and passed away at the Belleville General Hospital on Monday January 9th, 2017. Bill Scott, Proprietor of Scotts’ Store in Picton, at the age of 69. Best friend and loving partner to Pauline Demers. Dear brother of Betty Lee (Rick) of Picton and the late Babbs Welsh. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Bill will be fondly remembered by his three step-sons. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held in the Prince Edward Community Centre on Monday January 16th, at 2 pm. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation prior to the service. A reception/visitation will be held immediately following the service in the Community Centre Hall. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Howard McCormackHOWARD GEORGE McCORMACK – In loving memory of Howard George McCormack of Consecon, ON born on March 21, 1927 who passed away at home in his sleep on Monday January 9, 2017, at the age of 89. He leaves behind his beloved wife Phillis (nee Dawdy), his children Murvin and Brenda McCormack, Geraldine McCormack, Brenda and Dale Shannick and George and Kathy McCormack, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He will be missed but not forgotten. Rest in peace. As desired by Mr. McCormack, there will be no service and cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571 www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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williamsterry_001TERENCE WILLIAMS – December 23, 1944 – January 9, 2017 – At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family on Monday January 9th, 2017. Terry Williams of Picton, at the age of 72. Beloved husband of the late Elaine. Dear father of Angela Holler and her husband Jeff of Picton. Dear brother of Pearl Kerr (John) of Picton and Raymond Williams (Brenda) of Bloomfield. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by his aunt Joan Woods of England. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in the spring. Cremation has taken place with interment at McFaul Cemetery Donations the the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated in Terry’s memory. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton Ontario www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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richards-kathryn_001KATHRYN Kathy RICHARDS – April 4, 1955 – January 8, 2017 – Suddenly as a result of an accident on Sunday January 8th, 2017. Kathy Richards of Demorestville at the age of 61. Beloved wife of Dennis. Dear mother of Jessica of Demorestville and Leslie (Jeff) of Belleville. Dear sister of Margaret (Gerry) of Kempville and Jean of R.R.#4, Picton. Sadly missed by her mother-in-law Margaret Richards and her niece Krista Murphy. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home on Friday January 13th, 2017 at 10:30 am Reverend Kirby Breithaupt to officiate. Cremation has taken place. Donations the the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated in Kathy’s memory. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1 until 3 pm and 6 until 8 pm Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton Ontario www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Elaine-StirlingELAINE STIRLING (nee Morris) passed away on Sunday January 8, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Beloved wife of the late Carman Walter Stirling. Mother of Carman (Kim), Laurie Heigh (Tom), Mary Lou Stirling Knight (David), Lisa Roche (Marty) and Ritchie. Grandma to Stephanie, Eric, Rachael, Tommy, Drew, Madison, Austin, Zachary and Grandma Elaine to Jeff and Greg. Sister to Paul Morris (Martha). Mom loved to garden, knit, read, and tell jokes. She enjoyed playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy and the Blue Jays games. Mom volunteered for school and church events all while running a busy household of five kids, planning camping trips, picnics and family visits to Picton and Colborne. She gave us the world. Mrs. Stirling is resting at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Saturday January 14 at 2 pm. The Reverend Fran Langlois officiating. Spring Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Elizabeth Health Care would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Saturday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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ELEANOR JANE SHARPE – December 8, 1920 – January 6, 2017 – At Belleville General Hospital on Friday January 6, 2017 with the love of family surrounding her. Eleanor Sharpe, of Picton, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Ira Sharpe. Loved mother of Robert (Geraldine) of Toronto and Ernie (Beverley) of Picton, grandmother of Anne Tindale (Sean), Claire Sharpe, Stephen Sharpe (Kasia), Rob Sharpe (Karen), Kate Shehbaz (Malik) and great grandmother of seven. Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Picton on Tuesday January 10th at 11 am. The Reverend Fran Langlois officiating. Reception in the parish hall to follow. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.

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fraserbettyBETTY FRASER – Passed away peacefully in the comfort of her family’s presence on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton, in her 93rd year. Dear daughter of the late Joseph and Lulu Belle Kleinsteuber (nee Peterson). Beloved wife of the late Leslie Fraser. Cherished mother to daughter Pamela Slik (late Chuck), and sons Jan, Duane and Barry Russell. Precious grandmother to Manson (Lori) Slik, Danya (Ekem) Slik and Alexander Russell. Fondly remembered by her great grandchildren Alex, Connor, Nathan, Ethan, Hallawell and Faith. Predeceased by her brothers Eslie (Ted) Klein and Donald Kleinsteuber. Betty has been a blessing to all of us and she will be so dearly missed. Friends and family are invited to gather in the Prince Edward Room at the Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton on Sunday, January 15 th from 2-4 p.m. Spring Interment Westlake Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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WAYNE CARL HICKS – Passed away suddenly at the Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday January 4, 2017, Wayne Hicks, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Donna (nee Minnie) and father to Pierre (Jennifer) of Belleville, Dennis (Cheryl) of Quebec, Gisele (Charlie Waring) of Surrey, BC and Anne-Marie (Allan Richards) of Quebec. Proud grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 2. Dear brother-in-law to Leola Fenemore of Bloomfield and Howard (Jean) Minnie of NL.Mr. Hicks rested at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre St., Picton, ON 613-476-5571. A service in remembrance and celebration of Wayne’s life will be held in the Chapel on Friday January 13 at 2 pm. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.The family will receive friends on Friday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time.

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binsleyWILLIAM ERNEST INSLEY – Passed away at the Hallowell House Nursing Home on Wednesday January 4, 2017, Bill Insley, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Marian Reid and dear friend and companion of Sylvia Kinnear. Loved father to Cheryl Struthers (David Powell) of Demorestville and Heather (Marc Galipeau) of Carlton Place. Proud grandfather to Christopher, Moana, Tiffany, Amy and Chloe and great-grandfather of 5. Brother to Rose Cole, Grace Flynn, Arthur (Linda), the late Betty Davis and Charles, brother-in-law to Karl (Donna) Reid and remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Insley is resting at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Celebration of Life in the Chapel on Saturday January 7 at 11 am. Lieut. Col.’s Wayne and Myra Pritchett officiating. Spring Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 10 am. until service time. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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vernon-millerVERNON MILLER – Went home to glory surrounded by the love of his family at the Belleville General Hospital on Sunday, January 1st, 2017, at the age of 74. Cherished husband of 56 years to Ruth Miller. Loving father of Doug (Valerie), Donna Brandeau (Jim), Fred (Stephanie Kilty), David (Michelle Merkley) and Elizabeth Miller. Fondly remembered by his 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Jean Shepard and his brother Jack Miller (Madeline). Vernon was a loving and devoted family man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, January 5th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 6th at 2:00 p.m. Spring Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GERALDINE ROSE PRINGLE – September 23, 1940 – January 1, 2017 -Peacefully at her home in Milford on January 1st, 2017. Geri Pringle, formerly Mitchell, at the age of 76. Wife of the late Bob Pringle and Mal Mitchell. Loved mother of Leon and his wife Debra, Rick and Randy, all of London, Ontario. Grandmother of Ashley, Melissa, Desiree, Ryan and Benny and great-grandmother of Jordan and the late Lyric. There will be no service or visitation. Interment will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery beside her first husband Mal. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.

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