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Obituaries countylive.ca – 2019

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ‘Beth’ THOMPSON – March 28, 1918 – September 20, 2019 – The family of Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Thompson sadly announces the passing of Beth on September 20th, 2019 at the age of 101. Beth was born in 1918, the year World War 1 ended, and the year women in Canada were finally eligible to vote. Beth Thompson was born in Welland, Ontario. Beth’s mother was Mabel Teeter from Smithville, Ontario. Her father was United Church Minister Edwin Vincent Corbet Lewis from England. They had five kids, Ralph, Beth, Vincent, Peggy and David. Today only Peggy remains. Beth’s father being in the ministry explains all the various places she lived in growing up: Welland, Pelham, Wiarton, Oxenden, Colpoys Bay, Damascus, Shannonville, and Prince Edward County where she settled. She married Earl Thompson in the 40’s and they had three kids of their own: Ted Thompson, Blaine Thompson and Krista Hepburn. They lovingly adopted Anne who unfortunately passed away at a young age. They were also a safe haven and loving household for countless foster children over the years. Beth worked at Maher shoes in Picton for many years, and all of us growing up bought our shoes from her. Till her passing she still knew the shoe sizes of most her many customers. Beth was a great friend to so many, a wonderful wife, a great Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, and Great Grand Aunt to the Thompson and Lewis family. Beth now joins her husband Earl and her brothers in the heavens above. She will be sadly missed by her sons Ted and Blaine (Darlene), daughter Krista (Jim), grandchildren Craig Hepburn, CJ Thompson (Megan), Jaime Norris (Geoff), Jodie (Jon), Natasha Scott (Jason), and great grandchildren Brynlie, Oliver, Judah, Mercy, Desmond, Cruz, Aviana, Rory and Corbin. Beth’s memorial service will be held Wednesday September 25th, 11am at the Picton United Church with visitation the hour prior. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Picton United Church Food Bank would be appreciated by her family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARJORIE HELEN PEARSALL – December 30, 1927 – September 18, 2019 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park, Picton, on Wednesday September 18, 2019. Marjorie Pearsall (nee McLeod), formerly of Talbot Street, Picton, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Garnet Pearsall. Cherished companion of the Rev. Stan Whitehouse. Loved mother of Bonnie and her husband Bob Manlow of Picton, Brenda and her husband Mike Bond of Milford and Gary Pearsall & Karen Young of Milford. Proud nanny of Brett (Sarah), Derek (Kymberly), Paul (Deena), Daniel, Trevor (Courtney), Tyler (Leah) and the late Campbell. Dear sister of Roy MacLeod of Kingston and the late Sheila, George and Agnes “Bunty” and sister-in-law of Carolyn Mitchell. Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. with family receiving friends the hour prior. Private interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery to follow. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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VANCE DOOLAN – March 15, 1959 – September 18, 2019 – Died suddenly at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday September 18, 2019. Vance “Dudley” Doolan, born in Scotland, raised and lived most his life in Picton, at the age of 60. Beloved spouse of Samantha Cronkwright. Loving father of Brendan (Amy) and Caitlin, all of Picton, grampy of Andrew-James, Ethan Arthur and Cara Marie and step-grandfather of Austin, Seth and Jr. Beloved son of the late Tom & Ailsa Doolan. Dear brother of Lorraine (Dan), Heather and Tom, brother-in-law of Andy (Penny), Peter, Sandra (Rick), son-in-law of Dale Cronkwright and loved uncle to his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Friday September 27th from 1 until 3 p.m. A Celebration of Dudley’s life will be held at the Elks Hall, Picton on Sunday September 29th from 1 until 4 p.m. with the sharing of tributes beginning at 3 p.m. All are welcome. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM ASHLEY CLOSSON – Passed away peacefully at Hastings Manor on Sunday, September 15th, 2019. Beloved husband and best friend of Barbara for 39 years. Dear father of Monty Closson, Curt (Wendy) Closson both of Keswick, Nancy (Cecil) Farrington of Bloomfield, Kimberley (Mark) Sanders of Barrie, Kelly (Keith Angus) Closson of Belleville and his step-daughters Janice (late Kevin) Riley of Ottawa and Theresa Insley of Amherstview. Grampa to Jamie, Jenny, Julie, Brandi, Erin, Leanna, Bobbie-Jo, Mark Jr., Chloe and step-grandchildren Amber, Daniel, Tylar and Brittany. Great Grampa to 25 and Great Great Grampa to 1. Survived by his brother Orval (late Phyllis) Closson of Belleville. Predeceased by his parents John and Thelma (nee Jinks) Closson. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Interment Wellington Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society of PEC or Mental Health Services Hastings -PEC would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LARRY KEITH HAMBLY – April 4, 1946 – September 14, 2019 – Died on Saturday September 14th, 2019 at Belleville General Hospital after many years of living with dementia. Larry Hambly, formerly of Green Point where he and his beloved wife Shirley (nee Fudge) spent many years farming, at the age of 73. Loving father of Katherine and her husband Cliff Copeland, and John Hambly and his wife Kandis, all of Belleville. Poppy of Ethan, Evan, Corbyn and Amber and remembered fondly by Geraldine and John Rorabeck, Diane Terpstra and Carol Fudge. A graveside service at Cherry Valley Cemetery will be held on Monday September 23rd at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARGERY LYNNE ANNE DULMAGE – October 9, 1937 – September 13, 2019 – The family of Margery Lynne Anne Dulmage sadly announces her passing on September 13, 2019 in Picton. Margery was born in Sarnia, Ontario, the beloved daughter of the late Malcolm Freeman Dulmage and Catherine Elizabeth Wiggins Dulmage. Cherished sister of Janet Brown, Catherine Dulmage, Allan Dulmage, Boyd Dulmage and the late Nancy Welsh. She was also a much loved aunt and great aunt, cousin and friend. Despite her health challenges, Margery was not given to self pity, she embraced each day with enthusiasm and joy. Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday September 23rd at 11 a.m. with visitation the hour prior. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by her family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SONIA LOIS McEACHERN HALL – October 8, 1940 – September 9, 2019 – At Madonna Community Care on Monday September 9, 2019, Sonia Lois of Ottawa Ontario at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Iain Alexander Hall of Ottawa. Dear sister-in-law of Sandra Hall Dempsey (Jim) of West Lake. Aunt of Ailsa of Mississauga, and Alexandra (Rob) of Madison Wisconsin. Great Aunt of Jack, Isabel, Taylor, Keira and Emma. There will be no service. Internment will be at West Lake. If desired, donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated by Iain.

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MARGARET ‘Jean’ McCARTNEY (nee Westhead)- Peacefully entered into rest at the Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Monday, September 9th, 2019, at the age of 92. Predeceased by her loving husband Capt. Jeffrey Lawenson McCartney. Beloved Mother of Michael (Elizabeth), Andra, Judith. Grandmother to Sian Hughes, Daniel Hughes (Sarah), Barbara Sirko (Kevin), Andrew McCartney, John McCartney and Great Grandmother (GG) to Grace Hughes, Declan Sirko, Alya Hughes and Rowan Sirko. Predeceased by her parents William and Margaret Westhead and brother James Westhead. Jean and Jeff loved family, Scottish Country Dancing, lawn bowls, tennis and cruising. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Tuesday September 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Memorial Donations to the Hospice Prince Edward in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family.
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JACK SOUCIE – October 2-1941 – September 6-2019 – “Happiness is spiritual born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it”. – Mary Baker Eddy. The family of Jack Soucie are heartbroken to announce his passing on the morning of September 6-2019 in Picton Ontario at Hospice Prince Edward. Jack recently moved from his lifelong home in Carleton County New Brunswick to a lovely new house in Wellington on the Lake, a retirement community with his wife, Lorraine. In the very short time he lived here, he endeared himself to many, just by being Jack and helping whenever he could. Jack had an extraordinary musical talent, a heart for helping, and a lifelong interest in spirituality. He is also being remembered by entire communities who have shared memories of his willingness to mentor, his intellectual curiosity and ever-present sense of humour. Jack leaves behind his wife of 42 years Lorraine, son Jeremiah Soucie MBA (Sarah Waterston MD), granddaughters Elspeth and Meredith Soucie, daughter Riva Binks PhD (Adam Amos- Binks PhD), grand-son Landon and granddaughter August Grace, sister-in-law Florence Young (Ouellette), nephew James Young, brother in law Lawrence Ouellette and uncle and aunt Pete and Doris Mockler. He was predeceased by his precious little boy John Lane, his mother Berdina LeBlanc (Mockler), step-father Henry LeBlanc, mother and father in law, Geraldine and Phillip Ouellette, nephew Billy Jack Young, and Megan his black Labrador and cherished friend. We are beyond blessed that Jack’s final hours on earth were spent in the gentle and expert care of Hospice Prince Edward. Donations in his honour will be gratefully accepted at hospiceprinceedward.ca. A Celebration of Jack’ life will be held this fall in Prince Edward County. Details will be made available at a later date through Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, Ontario . Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com
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DOROTHY ELIZABETH FERGUSON – (nee Bannister) – Passed away peacefully in her 94th year on Friday, September 6, 2019 at West Lake Terrace, RR1 Picton, Ontario . She was a resident of Prince Edward County her whole life. She was predeceased by her husband Ross Leonard Ferguson (1993), mother Sadie Bannister, father Morley and her brothers Carl , Laverne and sisters Marlin, Erma and Agnes. She is survived by her children Jerry (Doris) of Barrie, Roger of Belleville and Robert (Michelle) of Green Point as well as, her grand children Debora, Peter, Erica, Kristy, Patrick, Brenda, Karen, Brent(Lewis)  and great grandchildren John, Sara, Christopher, Zack, Angus, Keagan, Ayden, Isabella and  Rhianon, Robert, Cheyanne, Allen,  Brooklyn and great-great  grandchildren PJ and Cassandra. She was a great mom and  will be remembered as a great wife who spent much of her time encouraging her children to be their very best. She was presented a Life Achievement Award in 2018 by Mr. Todd Smith, Quinte MPP. Dorothy was a devout Christian who lived her entire life around strong religious morals.  She was an advocate in her faith and a very giving person. She was ready to join her husband. The family would like to thank the health care professionals at West Lake Terrace and the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital for all their help and kind attention. We would like to thank all  her friends who gave their time, support and well wishes. We would also like to give thanks to Hicks Funeral Home for all their assistance and thank Pastor Ross Kingston for his inspiration. Special thanks to Jackie Maxwell  and Dr. Arul. Funeral Service will be held at  Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton, on Wednesday September 11, 2019 at 2 PM. Visitation will be from 1 pm until the time of service. Reverend Ross Kingston to officiate.  Interment will be held following the funeral service at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in Dorothy’s name would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through Hicks Funeral Home  at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
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DIANA R. HOOK – June 12, 1933 – September 5, 2019 – Diana died at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. A resident of Picton, Diana lived previously in Wellington and Toronto for most of her working career. Beloved wife and best friend of Bryan. At Diana’s request there will be no funeral service or public visitation.

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HENRY NYMAN – June 13, 1932 – September 2, 2019 – Henry, now safe in the arms of Jesus, suddenly passed away at Kingston General Hospital on Monday September 2nd, 2019, at the age of 87. A long time resident of Bloomfield, many know him through the Nyman Open Garden on Main Street and from his many years of employment at ESSROC. Devoted husband for sixty years to Annie (nee Prinzen). Loved father of Rick and his wife Grace of Sheba’s Island, Joan and her husband Dave Crawford of Bloomfield and Lynette and her husband Larry Pennings of Carrying Place. Loving Grandpa to Carter, Jody (Liz), Sarah (Lonnie), Jessica (Tim), Kerri, Rachel (Ben), Jordan (Tessa), Kevin (Jessica), and Ian and twelve great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Bill, Ben, Dien, Grada, Riek and the late Jan, Johan, Arie and Lientje, and remembered with love by their families and the Prinzen families here in Canada and in the Netherlands. Friends may call at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday, September 5th from 6 until 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 158 Main St., Bloomfield on Friday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will have taken place prior to the service. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Back The Build Campaign would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHN HENRY HILL – June 21, 1963 – August 24, 2019 – Suddenly at his home, on Saturday August 24th, 2019. John Hill, of Disraeli Street, Picton, at the age of 56. Beloved husband of Kathy. Dear father of Amy, Julie & Leslie (Melissa). Grandfather of Nicholas & Joseph and great grandfather of Michael, Rykur and Jayce. Dear brother of Lloyd Bannister (Eva), Ron Hill (Sarah), Evelyn Hill (Woody) and the late Bev Hill, Bernice Beatty and Leslie Hill. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Dear sister-in-law of Tina Barsley Mr. Hill is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday September 4th , 2019 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. 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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RETA MARION TURNER – formerly Reta Sokolowsky (nee Norton) – a faithful servant of Jesus, passed peacefully from this world into the next on Saturday August 24th, 2019 surrounded by family. Reta, born into the Norton family on December 7th, 1922 grew up in Cressy alongside siblings Gordon, Mary and Rex. She married Peter Sokolowsky in 1953 and became a homemaker and mother of four to Joan (Dave), Ruth (Ron), Ed (Brenda) and Eric. She spent her life devoted to Christ and sharing his good word with family, friends and the community. She, along with her second husband Glendon Turner, were founding members of Emmanual Baptist Church in Bloomfield where she served as both a Sunday School Teacher and missions advocate. Reta embraced her 8 grandchildren in a model of God’s love and will be missed by Jennifer, Tracy, Lesley, Tiffany, Theresa, Adam, Arron and Michael. Her 11 great-grandchildren, affectionately referring to her as GG, will remember her as patient and kind. Thank you to the staff at H.J. MacFarland Home for your compassion as Reta prepared for her final journey. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Reta’s life on Friday August 30 at Emmanual Baptist Church in Bloomfield from 10 am. with service time at 11 am. Donations in her memory may be made to Emmanual Baptist Church. “The LORD will guide you always…You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11 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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L. MARGARET TOBER – September 27, 1929 – August 22, 2019 – Peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday August 22, 2019. Lillie Tober of the Wellings, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Alfred. Dear mother of Lynn Kelly (Ron) of Toronto, Kathy Blewett (Don) of Roseneath, Nancy Clue (Len) of Picton. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Aaron, Connor, Emma, Laura and Katey. Dear sister-in-law of Lee Zanatta and Jessie Tober. Cherished aunt of Barb Christie. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Wellings at a later date. 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 Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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CARL EDWARD TRIPPLE – December 13, 1938 – August 22, 2019 – Suddenly, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. Carl Tripple of Maple Avenue, Picton at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Kyrene. Dear father of Mark (Hazel) of Alberta and Andrew of Deep River, ON. Dear brother of Richard “Dick” Tripple (Sheila) of Kingston, Allan, Jack, Tom, Terry, Patricia, Eileen and the late William, Ann Kronberger and Penny Tripple. Loved by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday August 29th, 2019 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Fran Langois to officiate. Cremation has taken place.If desired, donations to St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church 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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RONALD JACK MINAKER – After a long and happy life, Jack Minaker passed away at the West Lake Terrace on Thursday August 22, 2019 at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife Jeanette (nee Juniper) and by their sons James and John and by daughters Janice and Joan and their families. At Jack’s request there will be no service or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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THOMAS JAMES HAROLD SLATTER – December 19, 1974 – August 21, 2019 – With great sadness we share with you that T.J., “Slatdog”,”T”,”Slatter”, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Toronto General Hospital with his wife holding him. Son of Linda Slatter (Thompson) and the late Ronald Slatter. Loving husband of Sarah Slatter (Dulmage) for 13 years. Devoted father of Ellie-Ann and Sydnee Slatter. Dear brother of Sherilee (Vic Deroy). “Uncle JJ” is fondly remembered by his nephews and niece Ethan and Brady Ingram, Victoria and Gaige Deroy Son-in-law of Ken and Betty Dulmage and brother-in-law of Jennifer (Alex Ingram) Cherished by his many Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and Friends. T.J. was best known for his love of life, love of people and his heart of gold. He took great pride in his family and his business HillTop Home Improvements. He made friends everywhere he went and was always giving the shirt off his back to anyone who could use it. He loved his volunteer work with his childrens’ schools and his short time as a Picton Elks member. He was a true “County Boy” who left his mark wherever he went. He was one of a kind and will be sadly missed by all that adore him! A special thank you to Dr. Negine Nahiddi for her endless 24/7 care, PECMH Nurses and staff, Dr. Colin Struthers, Belleville General Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. We especially thank our community for their love and generosity, all our family and friends for your numerous hospital visits, phone calls and encouragement, Dan and Lynda Doyle for all your support, Glen Shiels for holding the business together for T.J. and those that came to Toronto in the end to say your goodbyes! A Celebration of Life has been arranged,for his family and friends to share and laugh at all the memories, and to raise a glass in his memory at the Highline Hall at Lehigh Arena, 111 Belleville St, Wellington, ON on Friday, August 30th from 1pm-4pm Memorial Donations to his children’s education funds would be appreciated by the family. (Donation Details to be finalized on Monday, August 26th) “Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure…You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure” Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ABIGAIL ROSE ‘Abby’ HEFFERNAN – December 11, 2001 – August 19, 2019 – Abby came into our world on December 11th, 2001 and she left our world on August 19th, 2019 with her loving parents by her side. Abby passed away at Sick Kids Hospital after her dignified four year battle with cancer. Abby leaves behind her parents Lisa and Garry Heffernan. Loving sister of Trevor, Melissa and Griffin. Sadly missed by her grandparents Patricia & Garry Heffernan, Carmen Rose & David Owen, and Charlie & Diane Rose. Loving niece of Lionel, Darlene, Barbie, Annette, Tiffany, Shawn and the late Michael. Abby will be remembered by her cousins. Her grace, her strength and her beauty inside and out will always be cherished by her friends. A memorial service will be held at the Picton United Church on Wednesday August 28th, 2019 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. Reverend Phil Hobbs to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Abby’s little brother Griffin’s education fund (payable to Lisa Heffernan “In Trust”) or “Tears Mean Love” would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY ISOBEL GREGORY – May 28, 1929 – August 19, 2019 – With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our wonderful mother, Shirley Isobel Gregory (nee Rusk) who passed away on Monday, August 19th, 2019 at the age of 90, surrounded by family and caregivers at West Lake Terrace, in Prince Edward County. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by daughters Judith and Martinne, son-in-law Chris, grandchildren Christie, Ryan, Madison, their partners, and great-granddaughter, Kelsey. We know she is being welcomed with open arms by our loved ones who passed before her. Heartfelt “thank you” goes to the staff (her second family) of West Lake Terrace who gave generously of their care, love, and companionship during her final four years of life. Memorial donations may be directed to West Lake Terrace Residents Council, or to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Family and friends are invited to an internment service on Saturday, September 28th, 11:00 a.m., at Prospect Cemetery, 1450 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARY JOAN ARMSTRONG – June 6, 1929 – April 18, 2019 – Peacefully in Drummond Hall of the Shannex Retirement Residence, Halifax. Mary Joan Armstrong (Hensman), formerly of Ottawa, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the age of 89. A 1951 graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Mary Joan was a dietitian in Toronto and Montreal working for Lady Eaton. In 1955, she enrolled in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as a Food Services Officer in Penhold, Alta., until she married her husband, Flying Officer Robert Armstrong. As is the way in a military family, Mary Joan was the “strength behind the uniform”, taking care of family, hearts and home during the many postings and deployments in Canada and abroad. Despite frequent moves, home always remained the beloved family cottage in Prince Edward County on the shores of Lake Ontario. In 1971, Mary Joan completed a Bachelor of Education at Acadia University and began a long and successful teaching career. She taught at Melvern Square School in Wilmot, South Woodside School in Dartmouth, and finally, Convent Glen Catholic School in Orleans, Ont. Mary Joan also completed a Certificate in Special Education from the University of Ottawa so she could help all her students learn and advance. While living in Orleans for 37 years, Mary Joan was a dedicated and proud parishioner of Divine Infant Catholic Church and an active member of her community. Beloved wife of Robert George Armstrong. Loved mother of William, Barbara, Heather (John Pickford), Peter and Elizabeth (Paul Douglas). Proud grandmother to Paul (Emily) Logan, Genevieve Jamault, Anna (Sam), Aram and Noah Douglas and great-grandmother to Charles and Daniel Logan. Loved daughter of the late Arthur and Florence (Shannon) Hensman. Dear sister of Desmond (Mary) and the late Johanna Elizabeth and Arthur Leo. Loving Aunt to Mary Anne, Shannon, Matthew and their families. Mary Joan will be remembered for the gifts of joy, kindness, optimism and faith that she shared with family, friends and all she met. She was a remarkable woman, a wonderful role model of independence, strength and courage. Treasured memories of her are forever etched in our hearts. She always radiated light wherever she journeyed. Her love and light will continue to shine through each of us in all that we do and everyone we meet. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to all at Shannex Parkland Retirement Residence for the love and care Mary Joan received. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Saturday August 24 at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Robert Chisholm officiating. If desired, donations can be made in her honour to the Alzheimer Society of Canada: www.alzheimer.ca Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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KENNETH (Ken) FISHER – 1934-2019 – At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday, August 16th, 2019, at age 84. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara (The Wellings, Picton). Dear father of John (Cathy), Rick (Rhonda), Rob (Melissa). Loving grandfather of Allison, Stephanie (Jeff), Megan (Mike), James (Jessica), Carolyn, Crystal, Tanya, Kenny and great-grandpa to Aiden, Isaac and Noah. Ken was born on the Danforth in Toronto over his family’s dry-cleaning store. In 1962, he moved his family to Prince Edward County and never left. He lived in Bloomfield for 35 years and on the Ridge Road for 21 years. Ken immersed himself in his adopted County. He was a two-term municipal counsellor in Bloomfield, a past president of the Kinsmen Club of Picton and a long-time volunteer fireman with Bloomfield Fire Department. He was deeply involved with the Wellington Minor Hockey as a coach and manager. He loved all sports – golf, hockey, fishing, baseball. In his later years he enjoyed carpentry and making furniture and dollhouses for his grandchildren. Most of all, he loved his family. A Graveside Ceremony will be held at Hicksite Cemetery at 1:30 on Friday August 23rd, 2019. We are going to miss him greatly – his clever witticisms, his bad puns, his devilish sense of humour, his ability to talk to everyone non-stop. I’m sure right now he’s bending God’s ear with some story or opinion. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation 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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ALLAN GEORGE SHANTZ – May 3, 1940 – August 16, 2019 – Suddenly, at Kingston General Hospital on Friday August 16th, 2019. Al Shantz, of Picton, at the age of 79. Beloved husband for sixty years of Patricia (nee Bowerman). Loved father of Shelly Larkan and her husband Rory and Bryan and his wife Darlene. Proud grandpa of Andrew (Whitney) and Sondra (Mike) and big-grandpa of Bentley, Holden and Noah. Sadly missed by his Shantz Towing family. Al was an enthusiastic member of the Picton Flying Club and was proud of his service to his country with the R.C.A.F. The family will receive friends at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton on Wednesday August 21st from 6 until 8 p.m. A celebration of Al’s life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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BERNICE ELIZABETH BEATTY – At the West Lake Terrace on Thursday, August 15, 2019, Bernice Beatty (nee Bannister-Hill) passed away at the age of 65. Bernice was pre-deceased by her parents, the late Roy and Viola Bannister and was the much loved sister of Lloyd and Eva Bannister of Picton, Ronny and Sarah Hill of Belleville, John and Kathy Hill, Evelyn and Eugene ‘Woody’ Woods and the late Leslie ‘Bob’ and Tina Hill, all of Picton and the late Bev McInroy. She will be missed and remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Bernice rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Memorial service in the chapel on Friday August 23 at 11 am. followed by interment at Glenwood Cemetery. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday morning from 10 am. until service time. Online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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LESLIE REUBEN HILL – September 25, 1968 – August 8, 2019 – Peacefully at home, surrounded by love, Bob died on August 8, 2019 at the age of 50. Leslie Reuben ‘Bob’ Hill, of Picton. Beloved spouse of Tina Barsley. Loved father of Daniel Thompson (Shannon), Matthew Thompson (Stephanie), Andrew Thompson (Hailey), Merissa Hill (Lucas), and Autumn Hill, all of Picton, step father of Brandon Wanamaker (Lacey), Mackenzie Wanamaker (Nathan), Nathan Wanamaker. Grandpa of Leland, Aydan, Rowan, Sasha, Marshall, Maxx, Phoenix, and Xander. Brother of Lloyd Bannister (Eva), Bernice Hill, Ronny Hill (Sarah), John Hill (Kathy), Evelyn Hill (Woody), and the late Bev Hill. Remembered by his uncle Charlie Hill and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on August 30 at the Waring Hall, Waring House, Picton from 5pm until closing. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JERRY CHARLES CASSIBO – August 7, 1976 – August 7, 2019 – Suddenly, at his home in Picton, on his 43rd birthday on August 7, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Amy Cooper. Loved father of Chineeka Cassibo and her partner Cody Switzer of Trenton and Justin Cassibo of Picton, and grandpa of Cayden and Celena. Dear brother of Shawn and his wife Yvonne of Picton, Darren of Trenton, and the late John Cassibo. Remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday August 15th at 11 a.m. The Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MELVIN FORSYTH – Passed away peacefully with family at his side on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, in his 81st year. Best friend and husband of Betty Ann. Dear father of Paige, Mark, Patrick, John and Jamie and their families. Survived by his brother Vern and predeceased by brother Don. Fondly remembered by his stepchildren Larry, Barry, Brittany and their families and special cousins Wallace and Lisa. As per Mel’s wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, August 13th from 1-3 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby at a later date.
Memorial Donations to the StoreHouse Foodbank or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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DEBBIE LOUISE OSACHUK – November 18, 1959 – August 6, 2019 – Peacefully, at Hallowell House, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. Debbie Osachuk of Picton at the age of 59. Beloved daughter of Connie Condon of Winnipeg. Cherished mother of Shauna Howe of Fort McMurray Alberta. Dear sister of Jeff Osachuk of Calgary. A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at the Elks Lodge (Picton) on Monday August12th, 2019 from 4 until 7 pm If desired, donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton.  Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com.
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GORDON WILLIAM BEVAN – Surrounded by his daughters and their families (and one day before his 90th birthday), Gord Bevan passed peacefully on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, at Belleville General Hospital. Beloved husband of Vera (nee Stones), and deeply loved father of Jane (Eric) and Sarah (Andrew). Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Erik Jakobsen (Cassie), Sofia, Lindsay, Grace, Victoria, Emily and great grandson Lane. Missed by many nieces and nephews in England, Wales and Spain. He will be remembered by many for his life-long love of gardening, wine making and his wicked sense of humour! His early years were spent travelling the globe. He spent time in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Bogota, Malta, Australia, India, Japan, Manitoba, Brampton and British Columbia. In retirement, he settled with his wife in Prince Edward County. Gord spent 22 years in the British Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineer and Chief Petty Officer. After leaving the navy, he was able to extend his passion of fixing aircraft engines, working for airlines such as British Airways, Air Canada and Canada 3000. Once retired, he moved from British Columbia to Ontario be closer to family. Gord was a huge advocate of organ and full body donation to assist others and to advance medical science. He continuously joked that he was going to make it into University one way or another. As such, we are honouring his wishes, and Gord has been accepted into the fall semester at Queen’s University School of Anatomy. We believe he will come out with high honours! A celebration of his life will be held in his home and English garden, 32 Wellington Street, Bloomfield, ON, on Friday, August 9th from 2-5pm. Tributes by his daughters and grandchildren will be at 3pm. Friends and family are welcomed to join us for a glass of his home-made wine, a cup of tea and to share stories with us. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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DONALD STANLEY SKIDMORE – At the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Monday August 5, 2019, Don Skidmore passed away peacefully at the age of 79. Cherished husband of Bev (nee Wilkinson) for 54 years. Don and Bev lived “their dream” by moving to the County in 1972, opening their own businesses and travelling extensively through this magnificent world over the years. Don was always happiest exploring new areas in his Roadtrek. A kind, gentle soul with a dry sense of humour, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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ALEXANDER ‘Alex’ PETER FILIPPOV – Passed away following a lengthy illness on Monday, August 5th, 2019, at Crown Ridge Place, Trenton, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Diane Filippov. Loving father of Michael (Elida) and Sandi (Naji) and dear stepfather of Kate and Adrian (Deborah).
Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Andrew, Brendan, Jasmine and Sofia. Cherished brother of Sonia and Natasha. Survived by Regina Filippov. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 10that 3:30 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington. Memorial Donations to the Storehouse Foodbank or
Doctors Without Borders 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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VERNON JOSEPH KENNEDY –  Vern Kennedy was a teacher, an explorer and a story teller. He weaved magical old oak trees and adventurous expeditions into his tales, many of which he lived in real life. Vern looked at the world through a lens of optimism and admiration, giving each interaction his full attention and commitment. Vern lived a full life, he was loved and respected by his family, friends, colleagues and students. On Sunday August 4th, 2019, at the age of 72, Vern passed away surrounded by his family and held by his son Ryan, his daughter Erin, his wife Mona and his brother Bryan. Forever curious about what was around the next corner or where a road led, Vern shared his love for adventure with his wife Mona, with whom he journeyed through many countries;his son Ryan, married to Melissa, and their children Caden and Avin, who bring laughter and light to each day; his daughter Erin, and her husband Yoshihiro Tsunoda, who share Vern’s enthusiasm to run and bein nature; Mona’s children, Jessica, married to James Bryce, and their children Corden, Ariya and Soren, who were Vern’s happy helpers around the house; Dawson Long, who is generous with his humour and talents as an electrician; and Sarah Long, married to Wade Seward, who bring the joy of conversation. Vern is missed by his brother Bryan, and his family Rita and Ian, with whom many holidays and family vacations were spent together; Sharon Miller and Dan Boffa; John and Sharon Miller; Keith and Janet Miller; Brenda Hawke; and Vern’s many nieces, nephews and friends. Vern loved to spend time in nature. He was happiest when in the forests and lakes of Ontario, skiing through the West Coast mountains and the Rockies, hiking the Inca Trail, exploring the corners of Australia, New Zealand, South America, Japan, and Sweden, and sharing a good glass of wine with friends and family along the way. A private gathering in celebration of Vern’s life will take place at a later date.Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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BARBARA JEAN ‘Barney’ HARRINGTON – May 19, 1930 – August 3, 2019 – Peacefully, at Hallowell House, on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. Barney Harrington, of Picton, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late George “Joe” Harrington. Loved mother of Ross & his partner Donna of Tweed, Peggy and her husband Tom Gorsline, Anna Marie and her husband George Hineman, and Betty and her husband Fred Hall, all of Picton. Proud grandma of Tracey, Chad, Keri, Kyleen, John, Allen, Greg, Joey, Shayne and Shannon and great-grandma of seventeen . Survived by her brothers Fred, Dan, Mike and David, and sister Cecilia. A Celebration of Barney’s life will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Tuesday August 13th at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dennis Pringle officiating. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the “Back the Build”, PECMH Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOSEPH CHARLES VINCENT – June 7, 1941 – July 31, 2019 – Charlie passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, with Dorothy, his wife of 43 years, at his side. Fondly remembered by his brothers Hal (Sherree) and Steven, sister-in-law Wilma, and his nieces and nephews (Sean, Kelly, Brian, Leanne, James, Dorothy, Ruth and Alan) and their families, and by his many friends and colleagues in the County and in Toronto. Charlie was born in Picton and moved to Toronto after attending the University of Western Ontario. Although he spent his entire career on Bay Street as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young, he always planned to return to the County, which he did when he retired in 2005 and he and Dorothy settled in Milford. He was active, in his retirement, in a number of County charities and organizations as well as in his church. A service of remembrance will be held at South Bay United Church on Tuesday, August 6th with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 and the service at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch and fellowship afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Bay United Church or 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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JOANNE COLE – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, July 29th, 2019 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, Edith Joanne Cole (nee Bigg) in her 68th year. Loving wife of 49 years to John Cole. Mother of Scott Cole (Tanya) and Grandma to Tyler (Jaede) and Kailey. Survived by her brothers Tom Bigg (Bertha) and John Bigg. Predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Herb Bigg and sister Patricia Hall (Don). Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and extended family. As per Joanne’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Friends may visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Sunday, August 4th from 6-8 p.m. 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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GARTH MANNING, Q.C. – Garth died peacefully at home on July 28th, 2019 in Wellington in his 90th year. Loving husband of Linda, father of Robert Lewis-Manning (Kimberly), Anne Hull (Robert), stepfather of Douglas Adlam (Kelly) and Susan Adlam (Ian). Beloved grandfather of numerous grandchildren. Garth is also survived by family in England – his sister Anne Griffiths, of Bournemouth, England, his nieces and nephews, Penny Wishart (Marc), Caroline Duncan (Paul), David Griffiths, and Robert Griffiths (Richard), and two daughters by his first marriage, Nicola Christianson (Phil) and Clare Rose (John). Although born in England, Garth was extremely proud of his Welsh heritage and always thought of himself as a Welshman. With this came a dry sense of humour, a decent vocal range and a strong inclination to project it, and a life-long love of learning. As a father, grandfather, and friend, Garth (Dad/Grandpa Garth) was not only loving and accepting, but inspirational in his actions, words, wisdom, and occasionally in his silence. Recognized for his incredibly sharp mind, his uncanny ability to recall historical facts and emerging trends earned him the title of “Encyclopaedia Garth.” After having read every book imaginable, he turned to the Internet later in life to quell his thirst for knowledge and he could often be found “checking email.” Following mandatory military service in the Royal Armoured Corps, he qualified as a solicitor in England, but moved to Canada in 1956 and practised law here for 46 years. During his legal career, he appeared as an expert witness in many levels of the Ontario Court.  He served in every office of the Ontario Bar Association, culminating in its Presidency in 1990/91 and was awarded the Louis St. Laurent prize by the Canadian Bar Association. He loved music, was an accomplished pianist, and sang with the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir, the Humber Express barbershop group in Toronto, and, following his move to Prince Edward County, joined the Trentones, another barbershop group. He vehemently opposed the introduction of industrial wind turbines in the County and in his final years directed the County Coalition for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy (CCSAGE) which was successful in its efforts to halt their construction. He fought tirelessly to protect the environment of the County he adopted and was proud to have contributed to the preservation of the bucolic rural landscape he loved. There will be a Celebration of Garth’s life at the Wellington Legion Br. 160 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com
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GARY GLEN HAWKE – Passed away unexpectedly at his home in Wellington on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, in his 67th year. Loving husband of Noreen Hawke. Dear father of Sara Hawke and grandfather to Kyle, Christian, Katalina and Kingsley.
Fondly remembered by Nigel, Scott and Lucas McFaul and their families. Survived by his sister Jenny Baron (Manny) and brother Cecil Hawke. Predeceased by his parents Minnie and Fred Hawke and his siblings Barbara Miller, Roy Hawke and Tony Hawke. Gary took great pride in working as a general labourer and dearly loved his family. He enjoyed his time fishing, hunting and riding horses. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Wellington Pentecostal Church Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorial Donations to the Wellington Pentecostal 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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ALICE LOUISE WEBB – November 9, 1928 – July 27, 2019 – Passed on to be with her Lord, with her family by her side, in her 91st year, on Saturday July 27th, 2019, at McQuigge Lodge, Cannifton. Alice Webb, formerly of Mitchell Cross Road, a retired “County” teacher who finished her career at PECI. Wife for sixty-seven years of her beloved Joe. Loved mother of Lorne and his wife Kim of Trenton and Dawn Cutler and her husband Bob of Bloomfield. Proud grandma of Shane (Lindsay) and Ryan, and great-grandma of Grayson and Charlotte. Survived by her brother Alf Horwood and sister Amy McLay. A private family service was held at the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton. Interment followed at Rose Cemetery, Waupoos. The Venerable Charles Morris officiated. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the Picton Library would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS ARTHUR FIELD – October 7, 1934 – July 25, 2019 – After a brief illness, Tom passed away peacefully, with family at his side at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday July 25th, 2019. Tom Field, of Picton, born and raised in Kingston, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Lita for 42 happy years. Loved father of Karen Metcalf & John of Belleville, Rosanne Field & Ross Barnett of Goderich, Tracey Upper of Tweed , Sheri Upper & Neil Wiltshire of Barrie. Proud poppy and grampa of Brodeigh, Aiden, Colin, Nathanya, Claire and Cameron and their families and great-grandfather of Madden, Adley, Emmerson, Reese and Theodore. Dear brother of the late Ivy Marsen and Bert Field and dearly loved uncle and great uncle to many. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Picton on Wednesday July 31st at 3 p.m. with family receiving friends the hour prior. The Venerable Charles Morris officiating. If desired, donations to St. Mary Magdalene Church or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHANNES HUIZENGA – September 5, 1931 – July 25, 2019 – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday July 25th, 2019. John Huizenga, of Demorestville, at the age of 87. Beloved husband and best friend of Barbara. Dear brother of Harmen (Rita) of Picton, Frank (Linda) of Roslin and the late Jean Kingsley. Dear brother-in-law of Linda Baldwin (Ron), Elizabeth Goldsmith and John Doxsee (Laurie) and the late David. Sadly missed by his numerous nieces and nephews, cousins in Holland and his best friend Lily. Mr. Huizenga is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON, Funeral service will be held in the Bethany Christian Reformed Church (Bloomfield) on Monday July 29th, 2019 at 11 a.m Pastor Don Walcott to officiate. Interment in Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 pm until 7 pm Onlined donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS WILLIAM LIVIN VANHECKE – Suddenly at his home on Wednesday July 17, 2019, Tom Vanhecke passed away at the age of 52. Tom was the youngest son of the late Ed and Betty (nee Sharpe) Vanhecke and leaves his siblings Brad (Cindy), Debbie (Harvey Cooper), Tim (Lisa) and Penny (Bob Mitchell). He was a favourite uncle to Barkley (Renee), Brent (Mackenzie), Sarah (Kevin), Jordan, Tyson (Londe), Justin (Francine), Nathan, Corbin (Jen), Wesley and Elizabeth and a special friend of Harley and Willie. A service remembering Tom and celebrating his life will take place at the Hicks Funeral Home Chapel, 2 Centre Street, Picton on Thursday July 25 at 11 am. following cremation. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Friends will be received on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. at the funeral home. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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BARBARA MARY ANNE WILKINSON – At her home on Tuesday July 16, 2019, Barbara Mary Anne Wilkinson (nee Cameron) passed away at the age of 76. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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JEAN KATHLEEN HOTSTON – December 18, 1928 – July 16, 2019 – Received her wings in Picton on Tuesday July 16th, 2019. Jean Hotston, formerly of Schohaire Road, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Harry. Loving mother of Kendra and her husband Otto Nungesser of Belleville, Gordon of Ottawa, Leslie and the late Rick. Proud nanny of Monika (Brad), Kristie (Norm) and Matt (Leah) and great-nanny of eight. Dear sister of Don and Keith, and the late Percy, Ted, Dennis and Hilda. Funeral Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home on Friday July 19 at 2 p.m., with family receiving friends the hour prior. If desired, donations or grocery gift cards given to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RUTH MARIE YORK (nee Algar) – November 5, 1932 – July 14, 2019 – It is with great sadness that Elaine and Elizabeth announce the passing of their mom on Sunday July 14, 2019 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Ruth York, of Picton, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Eddie York. Loved mother of Elaine York of Wasaga Beach and Elizabeth Reynolds of Picton. Proud grandma of Kaite Proctor (Toby), Paige Handscomb (Ben), Brock Reynolds (Brandy) and Morgan Reynolds (Olivia) and great-grandma of Sydney, Ellie, Sam, Eddie and Daphne. Dear sister of Ted Algar and the late Bert, Harry, Keith, Ralph, Mary, Geraldine and Wayne. Remembered fondly by her many nieces, nephews and their families. A gathering of family and friends will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 240 Main Street, Bloomfield on Sunday August 11 from 3 until 5 p.m. 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, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS HOWARD WALMSLEY – June 19, 1941 – July 14, 2019 – Peacefully, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday July 14th, 2019. Tom Walmsley, of Picton, formerly of Pt. Petre, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Geralyn. Dear father of Mark and his wife Kelly of Burlington and Andrew and his wife Donna of Orangeville. Dear brother of James (Jeanette), Kathleen Girard (Peter), Elizabeth Robb (Arnold). Beloved Poppa of Megan, Daniel, Sarah and Sean. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the Friendship United Church (Demorestville) on Thursday July 18th, at 3 pm. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 pm until 2 pm and 5 pm until 7 pm. Reverend Barbara Willard to officiate. Cremation has taken place.If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Building Fund or the Friendship United Church 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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CLARE CECIL RORABECK – With his family at Hallowell House on Saturday July 13, 2019, Clare Rorabeck of Royal Road, Milford passed away at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Carmel (nee Ostrander) and much loved father of Marilyn Markland of Belleville, the late Jake (Judy of Black Creek), Roy (Bev) of Royal Rd., Brenda (Gary Farrington) of Massasauga Rd., Betty (Rex Rolston) of Big Island, and the late Lois (Steve Beaumont) of Pt. Petre. Clare was a proud grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather and was predeceased by his brothers Don, Harry, Lewis and Percy. A graveside service will take place in Cherry Valley Cemetery on Friday July 19 at 1 pm. The Reverend Dennis Pringle to officiate. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the PECM Hospital Foundation 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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LUCIA MARIA ‘Lucy’ MYDERWYK (nee Van Stein) – April 27, 1954 – July 13, 2019 – On July 13th at 12:04 a.m., Lucy ended her 19-month battle with cancer in the comfort of her home at Myderwyk farms, surrounded by her husband and family. Lucy will forever be remembered by her husband of 44 years, Hans Myderwyk, as well as their children: Joe Myderwyk (Kim) of Wellington, Rose Ritchie of Midland, Kim Conley (Andrew) of Dublin, California, Jeff Myderwyk (Alicia) of Wellington, and Jessica Stellatos (Jerry) of Kingston. Lucy was a very proud Oma to Kyra-Lynn and Chloe Myderwyk, Jack Ritchie, Madison and Charlie Conley, Isabella, Sophia and Felix Myderwyk, and Anna-Lucia and Alexander Stellatos. Lucy was a loving sibling to 9 brothers and sisters as well as 8 brother- and sister-in-laws, all located globally, including a special place in her family for brother-in-law Fred Myderwyk. Lucy will also be missed by her church family at Emmanuel Baptist Church, her friends at TOPS, and the many adopted grandchildren who were privileged to call her Oma. A visitation for Lucy will be held at Whattams Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 16th from 6-8pm. The funeral will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 17th at 11am. Donations to the Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer would be appreciated by the family at http://bit.ly/2GbAsvV. Hans, Joe and Jeff have completed this ride for the past two years and Lucy was very proud of her boys while waiting at the finish line. They will continue to participate in the future in her honour and continue raising funds in the race to end cancer. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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KENNETH WRIGHT – With great sadness we announce the passing of Wm. Kenneth Wright at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, July 12th, 2019, at the age of 82. Loving husband of Carrolle Wright. Cherished father of Kathleen Sutherland (late Russell), Julie Morgan (Roger) and Linda Wright. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Jane, William, Shayna and Thomas Sutherland
and Vincent Morgan (Ashley) and Lucas Morgan (Catalina). Survived by his sister Evelyn Forsyth (David). Ken was an outstanding dairy farmer and distinguished Professional Agrologist. He was a dedicated family man who was involved in his community through his work with the United Church and various clubs especially 4-H. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at the Wellington Untied Church at 11:00 a.m.
Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Prince Edward 4-H Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations & condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BARB FERGUSON (nee Steenburg) – Peacefully entered into rest at the Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton on Friday, July 12th, 2019, at the age of 86. Loving wife of Bruce Ferguson. Beloved mother of Vicki Lavender (Paul) and Kevin Ferguson (Helga Michel). Grandma Barb to Justin (Kim), Rachel (Dave), Kelsey (Jeff) and Jamie (Sierra) and great grandma to Chase, Cole and Bentley. Predeceased by her parents Anson and Annie Steenburg, her sister Vera and brothers Bill, Arnold, Earl and Jack. Barb was an active member of her church, the Eastern Star and she loved to play cards, dance and to be in the company of her large circle of friends. Friends may visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, July 18thfrom 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 19that 11:00 a.m. at the Wellington United Church. Reverend Richard Hamilton officiating. Interment Bowerman-McFaul Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society of PEC or the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROY SCOTT KING – February 7, 1938 – July 10, 2019 – After a lengthy illness, Roy died at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday July 10th, 2019. Roy King, of Picton, born and raised in Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, NL, at the age of 81. Beloved husband for fifty-two years of Dorothy (nee Dunlop). Loved father of Angela of Red Deer, AB and Sheri of Toronto. Dear brother of Archie (and the late Joyce), Margie (Laurence), Roxanne (Jim), Gloria (Wayne), Mark (Wanda), Enid, Lorne (Carol) and brother-in-law of Kate (and the late Bob), Tom (and the late Joyce), Patsy (and the late Norman), Ann, Warren, John, Marjorie and Beverly (and the late Calvin). Remembered fondly by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Enlisted in the army at 19 in St. John’s NL, he was based in Camp Picton for 3 years. After brief employment in Ottawa, he returned to PEC and was employed for several years at Proctor where he met Dorothy. Roy subsequently gained employment with the Federal Government from which he retired after a 30 year career. Among his varied interests, Roy enjoyed gardening and spending time in nature and was an avid photographer capturing PEC and Canada’s beauty through his lens. His interest in photography eventually grew to include portraits and weddings. A lover of music, Roy played guitar and for several years was a member of the family band The Dunlop Orchestra. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Roy’s life will be announced at a later date. If you wish to remember Roy, please consider making a donation to our hospital through the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation at https://www.pecmhf.ca. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donaions and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DURWARD DONALD ‘Ross’ GEROW – December 13, 1943 – July 7, 2019 – Suddenly at his home on Sunday July 7, 2019, Ross Gerow passed away at the age of 75. A lifelong trucker, Ross was the much loved brother of Lois (Gerald Fincham) of Hillier, Judy (Les Bystrzycki) of Picton, Nancy (Stan Newson) of Trenton and the late Barbara Rowe. Favourite uncle of Wayne, Cathy, John, Steven, Morgan, Sydney, Crystal and David and great uncle to Brooke, Caiden, Farren, Shannon, Colleen, Cory, Courtney, Riley-Anne, Ashley, Megan, Amber, Alliannah and Alec. Ross was predeceased by his parents Donald and Flora (Way) Gerow. As Ross desired, cremation has taken place and interment will take place in Burr Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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KATHERINE BETTY ROBERTS – April 26, 1946 – July 5, 2019 – At her home in Bloomfield, surrounded by the love of children and grandchildren, Kathy passed away on Friday, July 5th, 2019, at the age of 73. Loving wife of the late Dennis Roberts. Loved mother of Dennise & her husband Brian Rogers of Belleville, Gord & his wife Barb of Bloomfield and Brenda of Picton, and nanny of Amanda (Davin), Micheal, Michelle (Jesse) and Brittany (Nathan) and great-nanny of Caden, Chase and Quinn. Dear sister of Barb, George, Betty, Wayne, Marg, Danny, Ken, Rick, Heather and the late Doug and special sister of Marguerite and the late Bun. The family will receive friends at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday July 8th from 6 until 8 p.m. A Celebration of Kathy’s life will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow with private family interment at Hicksite Cemetery, Bloomfield. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHN DOUGLAS WRIGHT – With his family at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday July 4, 2019, Doug Wright passed away at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Sharon (nee Storms, formerly Kidd) and loving father to Adam Kidd (Shannon) of Belleville, Matthew Kidd (Marie-Claude) of Rimouski, QC and Sage Singer of Belleville. Proud grandfather to Robert, Thelma, Rose and Ryan and brother to Gordon of Toronto and Catherine (Tom Dawnay) of Edmonton. Doug will be remembered by his nieces and nephews. He was a 30 year employee of the Diamond J Ranch and truly and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. A Memorial Service in remembrance and celebration of Doug’s life will take place at the Hope Centre, 46 King St., Picton on Tuesday July 23 at 1 pm. followed by interment at Glenwood Cemetery. The Reverend David Inch officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time. Casual dress – cowboy boots, blue jeans are welcome, cowboy hats optional! If desired, memorial donations to the Hope Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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PHYLLIS JANE HUFF – Peacefully, at Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019, in her 100th year. Phyllis Jane Huff is daughter of Mildred (McCullough) and Walter Way of Wellington, ON. Predeceased by her sister Marguerite (Beverly) Beals and brother Samuel (Patricia) Way. Beloved wife of (late) Rexford Huff and (late) William Edgecombe. Dearly loved mother of Lanny (Catharine) and Christopher (Olive) Huff. Predeceased by infant daughter Constance Huff. Sadly missed by grandchildren (late) Peter (Lori), Janine (Terry), Sarah, Amber, Taylor and Aaron Huff. Much loved great grandmother to Julian (Terrlyn) and Christie (Joshua) Huff-Helmke and Ethan, Carson and Curtis Waite. Special great great grandmother to Felix Huff-Helmke and Henry Huff. Phyllis will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and very good friends. As per Phyllis’s request cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life to follow 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 condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MEEDA ELDORA FAUL (nee Husband) – July 18, 1944 – July 1, 2019 – Suddenly at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday July 1, 2019, passed away. Meeda Faul, of Bloomfield, at the age of 74. Beloved companion of the late Lorne Faul. Loved mother of Gary & Cathy Wilson of Belleville, Gordon Wilson & Sarah Miller of Belleville, Valerie & Rick Ryan of Napanee, Carlene Smith of Bloomfield and step-mother of Rex & Jill Faul and Randy Faul, all of Oshawa and the late Debbie Paashuis. Remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Annie Preston and Edith Brushette. A private family gathering will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DONALDA CRAWFORD – Passed away on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at the Kingston Health Sciences Center, at the age of 77. Predeceased by her beloved husband/ bridge partner Barry. Survived by her son Heath (Sara) and Jimmy the Cat. Donalda was a proud nurse graduating from BGH in 1962. She took great joy in teaching piano and she was very passionate about bridge. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. As per Donalda’s wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering for friends and family will be announced at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON, ON

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WILLIAM ‘Billy’ EARL MONRO – January 10, 1950 – June 25, 2019 – With the most grateful and heavy hearts we share with you that Billy, Stockcar, Sidecar Monro, passed away peacefully Tuesday June 25, 2019 at home with his close family holding him. Son of the late Sidney Earl and Nora (Brown). Loving husband of Debbie Monro (Welsh) for 49 years. Dear dad of Brandy Monro (Mathew Dillon) and the late B.J. Monro. Best friend and Poppa of Lucy Louise and Kanoa William Monro-Dillon. Dear brother of Bev Hynde (Wally) and Barb Spencer (Johnny). Son-in-law of the late Richard and Dorothy (Forbes) Welsh. Many great memories with Bill’s many nieces and nephews. The legend: there is not a person who has shared a story of Billy that was not Legendary. The antics, the shenanigans, the experiences, the parties, the music, the life in FULL force. He lived it hard, fast and by his own definition. His sharp mind, his boldness, his love of loud music and loud shirts, his love of a good time, his many natural talents, racing, playing net, Cuba, his brave face, never complaining and under it all his soft heart, especially for Debbie and his grandkids. McKinley Crossroad is quiet now. We’ll miss all his noise. He’s having the reunions of a lifetime! Cheers Billy! As per Bill’s wishes cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to celebrate Billy’s life with his family on Friday, July 12th from 1-4 p.m. in the Highline Hall at the Lehigh Arena in Wellington. Remembrances to be shared at 2:00 p.m. To honour his love of hockey, Memorial Donations to the Prince Edward County Minor Hockey 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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ARTHUR ALLAN SINCLAIR – April 30, 1946 – June 23, 2019 – Passed away at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019. Art is survived by his wife Betsy of Wellington, sister Mary Sinclair of Picton and son David Sinclair of London. Arthur was born in Toronto, but lived and worked in Mississauga. He was initially employed by White Electronics but later moved to Panasonic Canada. He travelled extensively in Canada, the US and Japan on business. He married Betsy on October 12, 1974. As president, he was very active in the Mississauga Amateur Radio Club. After moving to Wellington, he joined the Quinte Amateur Radio Club, becoming president, and Wellington Rotary, becoming president from 2011-2012. The family would like to thank Dr. Wattam and the doctors and nurses of the Picton hospital for the care they gave Art. As per Art’s wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 Noxon Avenue,Wellington on Wednesday, July 3rdfrom 1-3 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 4th at 1:30 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Rotary Club of Wellington would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BERT VEENSTRA – June 11, 1934 – June 23, 2019 – Cared for at the end by his loving children, Bert Veenstra passed away on June 23, 2019. Bert is survived and will be missed by his children Brian Veenstra (Denise), Linda Poole, Barbara Veenstra (Stephen Edey), Theresa Brennan (Frank), Arlene Black (Dave), and Kelly Miller (Murray); his 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his long-time partner, Diane Way. Dear brother of Gail, Harm and Walter and predeceased by siblings Betty, Harry and Arnold. A special thanks for the support and great care provided to Bert in his last years and days by the wonderful staff of H.J. McFarland Home, Picton. Bert was born in Buitenpost, Holland to Johannes and Geertje Veenstra (nee: Dykstra) on June 11, 1934 and immigrated to Prince Edward County in April, 1948. Cremation has taken place and a graveside ceremony will transpire at a later date. Donations will gratefully be accepted to Camp Trillium (formerly Garrett’s Island) and the Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RAYMOND CROFT WOODS – June 27, 1935 – June 18, 2019 – Suddenly at his home on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. Raymond Woods of Picton, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Elaine. Dear father of Helen Wells (Sid) of Northport and the late Megan Woods. Dear brother of Lilian Grinstead, Dorothy Blackburn, Richard and Robert Woods. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Rachal (Jesse) and Jesse (Kaitlin). Raymond was a dedicated supporter of Manchester United F.C. By Raymond’s request there will be no funeral or visitation. A celebration of 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. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.  Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GUS BOSCHMA – April 8, 1925 – June 18, 2019 – Died peacefully at West Lake Terrace on Tuesday June 18th, 2019. Gus Boschma, formerly of Fry Road, at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Shirley. Loved father of Maynard and his wife Tracey, Don and his wife Donna, the late Janet St. Hilaire, and father-in-law of Troy St. Hilaire, all of Picton. Proud pake of Tory, Shannon, Corinne, Tara, Michael, Krista, Jacqueline, Michelle, Kaley and Nicole and great-grandfather of thirteen. Survived by brothers Case and Hessel and sister Gerbrig. Funeral Service will be held at Bethany Christian Reformed Church on Monday June 24th at 11 a.m. Pastor Gregg Lawson officiating. Interment to follow at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to Sonrise Christian Academy would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RIC CLARKE – Richard Thomas Clarke arrived February 3, 1955 in Toronto, to John and Jean Clarke (Haliburton). He passed away quietly with much love on June 16, 2019 surrounded by dear friends and family in Picton, Ontario. Ric made a home for 25 years in “The County” and built a reputation for honesty, integrity and a tireless work ethic through his general contracting business – Level N Square. He became known as the “go to guy” for barn restoration with his signature 1964 ladder truck. Ric will leave a lasting impression on his sons and favourite buddies – Lucas and Ben – who lit up his life every way. He loved coaching soccer, sharing travels and adventures, and blasting joyful music. Their dad has left a legacy of enduring love – and many of life’s lessons – to support them through the challenges ahead. Ric was number four in an eight-member family – Philip, Susan, Lynda, James, Patricia, Paul and Timothy – who will always remember the kid who came in last from the playground, built the best snow forts, grew a love of construction at his father’s side while building the treasured log house. He loved to run, ski, ride his motorcycles, MGB’s and Model T’s, always with a great zest for the adventures of life and a constantly optimistic outlook. Many thanks to those friends who supported Ric through this terribly difficult year. He was filled with wonder and gratitude for the love that was returned to him. A celebration of Ric’s life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield on Monday, June 24th 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Prince Edward.

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CINDY LONGLADE – February 21, 1948 – June 16, 2019 – Peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, at her home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday June 16th, 2019. Cindy Longlade of Wellington, at the age of 71. Dear mother of Pam Thompson and her husband Bradley and Jennifer Harvey and her husband Tim all of Wellington. Sadly missed by her grandsons Morgan, Aaron, Ryan and Toby. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Joy Bugden. The family would like to thank Dr. Sarah Leblanc and Brittany Britton for the wonderful care she was given. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday June 20th, 2019 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Rachel Conley to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to 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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EDWARD EINAR WESETVIK – January 20, 1936 – June 15, 2019 – Died peacefully at home in Picton Ontario on June 15th. Edward was born to Mikael and Ida Wesetvik in 1936 in Bergen Norway. He boldly ventured to Canada in 1968 with his wife Margaret and infant daughter Suzanne to embark on new challenges that resulted in a successful career in Capital Markets compliance. “Ed” as he was known to his TSE, industry and eventual County friends, was always regarded as a gentleman and someone ready for new adventures. His wanderlust finally led him fittingly to Prince Edward County, where he found a wonderful community of caring and generous people who took him in with open arms. The family would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped make Ed’s final years so full of fellowship and friendship. Predeceased by his brother Magne Wesetvik and sister Solveig Dyregrov of Norway, ‘Bestee’ will be greatly missed by his children Suzanne Wesetvik (Jim Campbell) and Myles Wesetvik (Chaela Walker), grandchildren Sadie and Esmé Campbell, and Brody and Leah Wesetvik. Uncle Einar will also be fondly remembered by all his nieces, nephews and family in Norway, as well as his in-laws in Ireland. A graveside service will be held at Quaker Cemetery, Bloomfield on Saturday June 22nd at 11 AM. All are welcome. If desired, donations to Gilead Fellowship or The County of Prince Edward Public Library “Time to Renew” would be appreciated by the family. May he Rest In Peace. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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DEBORAH ANN MARKIEWICZ-MACDONALD – May 20, 1954 – June 9, 2019 – With great sorrow, it is announced that Deborah Ann Markiewicz-Macdonald (Debi) passed away peacefully, at her home in Wellington, on Sunday, June 9th, 2019, in her 65th year. Debi was a loving wife and best friend of Fred Shipley. Dear mother of Candice (deceased), Evan (Gila), step children Eric, Bryan and Leah (Matt). Fondly remembered and loved by her grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, nieces and nephew. Debi was a former President of the Prince Edward Historical Society and an avid member of the Prince Edward County Public Library. Debi will be warmly remembered by all who knew her. As per Debi’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society 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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SAMUEL F. KENNETH JUFFS – March 28, 1930 – June 8, 2019 – Passed away on the 8th of June, 2019. Ken Juffs, formerly of Morrison Point, and Oakville, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Barbara. Loved father of Paul & Maureen of Egmont, BC, Mark of Picton, and Andrew & Maggie of Picton. Grandpa of Logan, Dawson and Nicky. Dear brother of Eric & Brenda of Hillsburgh, ON, and uncle of Wayne and Elaine. Remembered by his dear cousin Jean and her family. Ken enjoyed his careers with Rolls Royce and A.E.C.L. where he made valuable contributions to the completion of the Canadarm. Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday August 10th at 1 p.m. The Rev. Fran Langois officiating. A gathering celebrating Ken’s life will follow from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, Picton. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM ALLAN ROSE – August 26, 1939 – June 8, 2019 – Bill died with his family at his side at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Saturday June 8th, 2019. Bill Rose, of Oram Road, formerly of West Lake, at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Jacqueline Campbell. Loved father of Deborah (Bob) of Moberley Lake, BC, Karen (Pat) of Whitby, Douglas of Picton, Barbara of Bathurst, NB, and Shaun (Natalie) of Niagara. Grandfather of Daniel & Jacob, Owen & Ivy, and Garrett & Tristan Evans, Richard & the late Eion Campbell. Son of the late William & Mabel Rose. Dear brother of Audrey Rose of West Lake and the late Robert. A graveside service will be held at West Lake Cemetery on Monday June 17th at 2 p.m. The Rev. Danny Smith officiating. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “New Build” 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

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WINNIFRED NORAH GUNSOLUS – March 31, 1920 – June 6, 2019 – After a long, good life in her 100th year, Winn went peacefully on June 6th, 2019 at Hallowell House. Formerly of Manor on Loyalist, Winn was born, lived most her life and raised her family in Belleville. Winn was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Conservative Party of Canada, Monarchist League of Canada and Bridge Street U.C.W. Beloved wife of the late Ray. Loved mother of Barbara Sweet and her husband Bill of Picton, Drew and his wife Ann of Lindsay and Cathie Warren and her husband David of Winchester, nana of Bronwen (Michael), Conor (Melissa), Hilary (Jordan), Claire, Etta, Leigh and Jenna and great-nana of Maddox and Maeson. A service in celebration of Winn’s life will be held at her home church, Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge St. East, Belleville, on Tuesday June 11th at 2 p.m. The Rev. Phil Hobbs officiating. Interment to follow at Belleville Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Prince Edward County Public Library – Time to Renew Picton Library or the Humane Society in your local area 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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ROSE IRENE COLE – August 23, 1933 – June 5, 2019 – Passed peacefully on Wednesday June 5th, 2019 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Rose Cole, of Ridge Road, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late LaVern. Loved mother of Charles & his wife Penny of Wellington, Linda Lyons and her husband Larry of Bloomfield, Robert of Belleville and Susan Phillips and her husband Larry of Glenburnie. Grandmother of Bruce, Adam, Sara, T.J., Wade, Krista, Stephanie, Jacquie, Leslie, Christopher, Gregory and Bradley, and remembered with love by their families. Dear sister of Art Insley, Grace Flynn and the late Bill Insley, Betty Davis and Charles Insley. Rose enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and took pride in her many years of service with the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78, Picton. A celebration of Rose’s life will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Friday June 21st at 2 p.m. with visitation the hour prior. Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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PEGGY PARKER (nee Freeborn) – Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Brian Parker. Loving mother of David (Joan), Janice Windsor (Gary Gamble), Sherry Leyendeckers (Mike), Alan and Judy Simmington (Ron).
Dear grandmother of Melanie, Megan, Carla, Amanda and Kelly and her great grandchildren. Predeceased by her father John Freeborn and her sister Audrey Smyth. Peggy was a loving and very giving lady to her family and friends. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Hallowell House for the comfort, attention, kindness and love that was bestowed on Mom.  You made the last three years of her life memorable and meaningful, and we are forever grateful for your care. At Peggy’s request cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held in Kitchener at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com
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SUSAN (Suzanne) ELISABETH MACKIE – At the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Thursday May 30, 2019, Susan Mackie (nee Maathuis) passed away at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Ian Mackie and loved mother of Joe Schejbal, Chris Schejbal and his wife Marlene, the late Paul Schejbal (1967) and Jessie Cassidy (2015) and his wife Nancy. Loving grandmother to Jody, Scott (Amy), Jessica, Sienna, Sawyer, Chris, Ben and Jordyn. Susan owned and operated several restaurants and business’ over the years, and managed Schejbal Real Estate for over a decade. She founded The Browsery in Gananoque, later taken over by sons Chris and Joe, who went on to open The Rattan Gallery and Classic Ruttan Superstores, spawning locations throughout Ontario. Her sound business advise, direction and warm loving nature will be greatly missed. Susan was extremely hard working, dedicated and ambitious. She took great pride in helping her children, their families and their business endeavours. She was an avid golfer and bridge player, and spent many winters with husband Ian at their Sebring, Florida home. There will be a small family gathering to celebrate Suzanne’s life following cremation. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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ALEXANDRA DAVIES – It is with great sadness that the Hain family wishes to announce the loss of a close loved one. Alexandra Ann Davies, a loving spouse and mother who passed away on March 23rd, 2019. Her illness was known to loved ones, but her strong will and loving nature is what will be remembered. Alexandra was 60 and passed in her home in Rosehall with love and care from her family. She is survived by her loving spouse David, son Richard and family, as well as stepson Blake and his fiancée Rachel. She will be celebrated at Wellington Cemetery at 2:00 PM on Monday June 10th, 2019. In lieu of flowers the family requests that as you please donate to the Loyalist Humane Society, as Alexandra was an animal lover. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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RAYMOND ATWELL YOUNG – Peacefully with his family at his side at the Kingston General Hospital, Ray Young passed away on Wednesday May 29, 2019, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Patsy (nee Burns). Much loved father of the late Angela (1997) and Chris and his wife Shannon of Bath. Proud grandfather of Cassidy, Logan, Gwendolyn and Benjamin. As desired by Mr. Young, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre St., Picton. 613-476-5571.

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MARGO ANNETTE RODGERS – October 28, 1944 – May 25, 2019 – Peacefully at home on May 25th, 2019, Margo was ushered in to the presence of the King of Kings to her heavenly home. Margo Rodgers, born and raised in Picton, formerly of Calgary before returning home to The County, at the age of 74. Daughter of the late Merven and Jean Rodgers. Sadly missed and dear sister of Marilyn & Barry Duguid of Thornhill, Dianne & Don Cook of Edmonton, Mark & Janice Rodgers of Toronto, the late Margaret & Richard Knarr and Bill Rodgers. Dear sister-in-law of Donna Rodgers of Picton. A loving aunt Midge who never forgot a birthday or anniversary. Her passion for taking pictures at family gatherings will also be missed. She enjoyed her work at the University of Calgary and with the Canadian Olympic Committee for Calgary ‘88. Funeral Service will be held at the Salvation Army Community Church, Picton, on Thursday May 30th at 2 p.m. with visitation the hour prior. If desired, donations to Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Picton, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation 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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JACK WARREN OSTRANDER – August 31, 1934 – May 24, 2019 – After a brief illness, Warren died in the presence of his loving wife and family at Belleville General Hospital on Friday May 24th, 2019. Warren Ostrander, patriarch of Ostrander Orchards in Waupoos, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Betty for over sixty-two years. Loved father of Lori (Peter Walker) of Cambridge, Steven (Karen) of Waupoos and Doug (Ellie), also of Waupoos. Proud grandpa of Alison, Curtis, Karyn, Anna and Abby. Dear brother of Carol Kellington and Katherine Kennedy. Friends are welcome to share their memories of Warren with his family on Friday May 31st from 3 until 5 p.m. at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. If desired, donations to St. John’s Cemetery, Waupoos or the Building Fund, PECMH Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LYNDA DI GENOVA (nee Fritz) – Entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Monday, May 20th, 2019 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of the late Pasquale ‘Pat’ Di Genova. Dear daughter of the late Phyllis Fritz. Lynda was a kind and loving person who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 24that 3:30 p.m. at the Wellington Cemetery, Wellington, ON Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Canadian Cancer Society 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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NANCY ELLEN WELSH (nee: Dulmage) – August 31, 1939 – May 19, 2019 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, on Sunday May 19th, 2019. Nancy Welsh, of Welsh Lane, Picton, at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Dear mother of Lynne Anne Anfield (Jim) of Cherry Valley, Jamie (Tina) of Welland and Jennifer of Toronto. Dear sister of Margery Dulmage of Picton, Janet Brown of Picton, Cathy Dulmage (late George Leacock) of Picton, Allan Dulmage of Saskachewan and Boyd Dulmage (Pat) of Richmond, ON. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Garrett, Keegan, Anna Maria, Maranda and Janel. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday May 25th, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Cremation has taken place with a private family interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery. 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 donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DAVID ‘MARK’ CAMPBELL of Bloomfield, Ontario – June 16th, 1959 – May 18th, 2019 – Embraced in the presence of four generations of his family at his side, our so dearly loved Mark died peacefully at his family’s cottage on the morning of Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Mark’s profound faith in Jesus guided him in his living and comforted him in his dying. While Marky leaves us all with a gaping hole in our hearts, the gifts of so many indelible memories and influences fill our hearts with wonder and gratefulness to have been alongside this spontaneous, intense, passionate and fun-loving character. Cherished son and Harley buddy of Gary and BJ Campbell. Irreplaceable gem of a husband and very best friend of Heather Campbell. Faithful and fun(ny) Dad and friend of Billi and Stephen Prinzen and Scott and Anastasia Campbell. Spirited and adoring Grampy of Will and Luke Prinzen and Emerson and Lucia Campbell. Banty rooster and sparky brother of Ron and Diane Campbell, Terry Rutherford and the late Sandy Rutherford, Wendy and Dean Goodman. Dear son-in-law of Helen Rutherford and the late Bill Rutherford, and stepson-in-law of Alle Wagenaar. Along with his extended Campbell and Rutherford families, Funcle Mark is fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews;  Veronica Campbell and Greg Campbell, Selena (Phil) Prinzen, Ashley (Jeff) Smith, Tucker Goodman and Emma Goodman. Friends may visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Wednesday, May 29th from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, May 30th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Remembrances of Mark’s joy, spunk, laughter and his compassionate heart will be shared at a celebration of Mark’s life to be held on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 9:57 am with a gathering to follow until 1:27 pm in the Highline Hall at the Wellington & District Community Centre 111 Belleville Street, Wellington, ON Reverend Greg Wyton officiating. For the exemplary and compassionate care received while a patient at Picton Hospital and for the joy his Friday afternoon DJ gig brought him; should you wish to make a donation in memory of Mark, the family would ask that you consider a donation to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Building Fund or 99.3 County FM. Mark’s family would like to express their deep appreciation for the tender loving care and support Mark received from the doctors and nurses at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, Belleville General Hospital – Lisa Camp, Dr.Emma Robinson, Dr. Negar Chooback; Prince Edward Family Health Team; Hospice Prince Edward; LHIN Home Care – Sabrina Zanetti; Victorian Order of Nurses – Kim van Haarlem, Anne Robinson and Roxanne Damon; Dr. Graham Burke for his compassionate care and expertise, Dana Foster and April Shier; Sherry Karlo and the awesome team who put together our family extravaganza with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the generosity of the Go Fund Me #cheerforgrampy; the generosity of the Meal Train and all those who shared food with us; Kyle and Christine DenOuden and Gerry and Lisa O’Toole who made certain we always had enough beds for our Campbell Clan; Rev. Gregg Lawson and the Bethany Church community, Rev. Greg Wyton and all those who shared in the comfort and power of prayer; Tod Lavender of Ainsworth Funeral Home; Dan Foster of Heritage Monuments; and our treasured family and dear friends who have loved on us and carried us and we just know they will continue to do so. Truly it does “take a village” and we are grateful beyond words for all those who shook the love with us! Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BRUCE GORDON MILLER – January 15, 1967 – May 17, 2019 – Suddenly, at home, on Friday May 17th 2019. Bruce Miller, of Picton, at the age of 52. Beloved husband of Geni (nee Connor), father of Amanda Davidson (Charles) of New Brunswick, Amanda Miller (Doug Read) of Belleville, Jeffrey of Roblin, Natasha Hall (Donnie Harris) of Kingston, Troy (Melissa Thorne) of Deseronto, Jessica Bell-Fisher (James Fisher) of Belleville and grandfather of fourteen. Son of the late Ralph & Marjorie Miller. Dear brother of Leanna Miller of Peterborough and Tanya Miller (Ashley Tuttle) of Picton. Son-in-law of Jack & Arlene Connor of Prescott and Irene Baumhour & the late Ron, of Bancroft. Remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A celebration of the life of Bruce will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday May 23rd at 11 a.m. Reverend Dennis Pringle officiating. 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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RUTH CONLEY (nee Cahoon) – Entered into rest at the Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Oscar Conley. Loving mother of David Conley, Jane Perry (John), Peggy Rainville (Pierre), John Conley (Penny), Stephen Conley (Brenda) and Nora Struthers (Calvin). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Tammy, Matthew, Karen, Erin, Emily, Ettienne, Andrew, Nicholas, Tanya, Daina, Kaissy, Sean, Nicole, Jason and Amy and her many great grandchildren. Ruth was a proud farmer’s wife who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends may visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, May 23rd from 1:00 until time of Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. Interment Wellington Cemetery on Monday June 10th at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Donations to PEC Community Care for Seniors would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PAUL CHARLES DORAN – May 27, 1951 – May 14, 2019 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park on Monday May 14th, 2019, Puggy Doran, of Picton, at the age of 67. Dear brother of Betty McCanbridge (Late Bernie) of Chalk River, Peter of Read, ON, Maryann Doran (John) of Campbellford, Joanne Roach (Terry) of Plainfield and the late Benny, Johnny (late Ruth). Brother-in-law of Margie Doran. Sadly missed by his numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Johannson, nursing staff at Picton Hospital, Psw’s and Anne his nurse for the wonderful care he received. Mr. Doran rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. A Mass of Christian burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Borromeo Roman Catholic Church (Read, ON, at a later date. Cremation has taken place with interment at St. Joseph’s Borromeo Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society of Canada would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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HARRY CARL WAY – Peacefully at West Lake Terrace on Monday May 13, 2019, Harry Way passed away at the age of 97. Beloved husband of the late Ethel. Loved father of June Kehoe of Picton, Sharron of London, Wayne (Angie) of Calgary, Gerald (Veronica) of Demorestville and the late Carl. Proud grandfather of Angela, Neil, Lorie, Jody, Loretta, Kevin and Chrystal. Mr. Way rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 A Graveside Service will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Read, ON on Friday May 17 at 1 pm. Online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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MIA ERIKA QUILTY – February 10, 1972 – May 12, 2019 – Suddenly at Belleville General Hospital on Sunday May 12th, 2019. Mia Quilty, of Owen Street, Picton, at the age of 47. Cherished wife of Derek. Loving daughter of Robert and Maija Quilty of PEC. Devoted mother of Anna Parker. Dear sister of Janne Quilty (Amy) of Rossmore and Lena Quilty (David) of Toronto. Mia will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday May 17th, 2019 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Reverend Rob Wiesner to officiate. Cremation has taken place. 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, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DARRELL NORTON – Passed away peacefully at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, at the age of 77. Loving wife of 56 years to Howard Norton. Beloved mother of Barbara Langille (Eric) and Allan Norton. Grandma to Michael, Annemarie, Steven and Matthew. Survived by her 5 sisters, 3 brothers and many nieces and nephews. At Darrell’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Interment will take place at the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Saturday, June 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARTIN GROGAN – July 7, 1944 – May 11, 2019 – At Hamilton Health Care Hospital on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Martin Grogan of Hamilton, at the age of 74. Dear father of Shawna Brady of Picton. By Mr. Grogan’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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DOUGLAS JOHN THOMPSON – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Thursday, May 9th, 2019, at the age of 82. Loving spouse of Doris DeMille. Dear father of Larry Thompson, Kim Mulder (Raymond), Darren Thompson and Christopher DeMille (Christine). Cherished Grandpa to Kelly, Sheena (Kyle), Jeffrey (Danielle), Michael (Suzi), Gillian, Jack and to his 7 great grandchildren. Survived by his brother Robert Thompson (Linda) and his brother in-law Gary Cole. Predeceased by his sister Linda-Lee and brother Danny-Lee. Doug was a proud member of the PEC Sports Hall of Fame and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 17thfrom 6-8 p.m. at the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROSA MARIE KERR – June 13, 1919 – May 7, 2019 – Surrounded by her children, died peacefully at H.J. McFarland Home, Picton, on May 7, 2019. Born and raised in The County, Marie lived for many years in Rockwood and Guelph before returning home to retire with her loving husband the late Elmer Kerr. Loved mother of Patricia Talley (Ron) of Roslin, Ken Kerr (and the late Kim) of Leamington, Jane Reide (Frank) of Kitchener and the late Robert and William. Proud grandma of Krista (Michael), Kevin, David (Angela), Eryn (Tim), Andrea (Michael), Rachelle (Steve), Brandon, Jenny and great-grandma of nine. Dear sister of Orman Tripp (Evelyn) and the late Ruth Noble, Joan Crowe and Nancy Conway. A celebration of Marie’s life will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Friday May 10th at 2 p.m. with family receiving friends the hour prior. Pastor Jamie Harwood officiating. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Abundant Life Pentecostals or the H.J. McFarland Home Resident’s Council would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY IRENE ‘Sue’ FRASER – May 4, 1928 – May 6, 2019 – Peacefully with her family at Kentwood Park on Monday May 6, 2019, Shirley Irene “Sue” (nee Brisbin) passed away at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Walter “Walt” Scott Fraser. Much loved mother of Scott (Lisa) of Picton, Erin (Gavin Christie) of Michigan, Frith (Linda) of Toronto and Rod (Wendy) of Picton. Proud grandmother of Bryn (Jordan), Carling, Connor, Fraser, Cory and Ellen (Jamie) and great grandmother of Weston. Sister of the late Ted, Marion and Jane. Mrs. Fraser rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Memorial service in remembrance and celebration of her life in the chapel on Friday May 10 at 11 am. Cremation and interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation or the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Friday morning from 10 am. until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT BARRY IVORY – August 18, 1950 – May 5, 2019 – Sha’alah wishes to let Barry’s many friends and loved ones know that he died in the home we built overlooking the Black River on May 5th, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. He left us with dignity, courage and sweetness, just as he had lived. Graveside gathering 1 p.m. May 8th Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Bring lawn-chair, cut flowers and an umbrella.

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HELEN JOYCE ‘Joy’ HOLBROOK – February 22, 1928 – May 4, 2019 – Passed away at Hospice Prince Edward on Saturday May 4th, 2019. Joy Holbrook of Picton, formerly of Burlington, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Clive. Dear mother of Wayne Holbrook and his wife Pat of Picton and the late Terry. A private family service will be held in the Whattam Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOSHUA ROBERT YAWORSKI – July 14th, 1994 – May 3rd, 2019 – It is with broken hearts, that Janice and Greg Yaworski, announce the sudden passing of their beloved son Joshua. A loving brother to Lucas. Josh was a cherished son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin. He will be forever in our hearts and remembered for his smile, kindness and unwavering spirit. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, May 9th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Kind words, stories and memories to be shared during these times. Memorial Donations to Children’s Mental Health Services would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MAY FLORENCE HARRISON – Suddenly at her home on Wednesday May 1, 2019, May Harrison passed away at the age of 70. Dear sister of Margaret (Bill) Vidito of Picton and the late Dorothy (Earl Frost), the late Bob (Beatrice) Harrison and the late John (Rose) Harrison, all of Picton and late step-sister Grace. May will be sadly missed by her nieces Mary (Oliver) Simpson, Kathy and Pattie (Stan) Vidito, all of Picton, nephew Bill (Shannon) Vidito of Belleville and by all of her great nieces and nephews. A family interment will take place at Glenwood Cemetery following cremation. A celebration of May’s life will take place at the Elks’ Lodge Hall on Wednesday May 8 from 5 to 8 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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BEV COURNEYEA – Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at the Kingston General Hospital, at the age of 63. Beloved daughter of the late Jack and Queenie Cahoon. Dear wife of Fred Courneyea and loving mother of Kaitlyn. Survived by her sister Jackie Valleau (Brad) and her cousin Helen Closson. As per Bev’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 3rdat 1:00 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Memorial Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Online donation and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KENNETH WALTER MARISETT – Passed peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Sunday April 28, 2019, Kenneth Marisett of East Lake, at the age of 84. Loving husband of Joan (nee Kleinsteuber). Loved father of Dennis (Cecilia), Brian (Leslie), Christine and Scott (Fiona). Cherished grandfather of Jasmin (Russell), Adam (Caroline), Marcelle (Trevor), Prue, Yuri and Ruby. Proud and loved great grandfather of Kira, Molly, Eliot and Fox. Dear brother of Joan Sarley (Don) and Deborah. Kenneth will be remembered dearly by nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. A celebration of Kenneth’s life will take place in late June / early July. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives would be appreciated by the family. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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HOWARD McDERMAID – April 2, 1934 – April 28, 2019 – Peacefully at Lennox and Addington Hospital, on Sunday April 28th, 2019. Bud McDermaid of Kingston, formerly of Northport, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Carole. Dear father of Janet Lee Hillier (Paul) of Marysville, Pamela Carter (Burton) of Picton. Dear brother of Carman of Big Island, Rose Marie Weber of Amherstview and the late Pauline Cournyea. Sadly missed by his grandsons Brodie and Bradley and great grandchildren Ayla and Ronan. Lovingly remembered by Maybelle Hamilton of Kingston. Memorial service will be held in the Friendship United Church on Saturday May 4th, 2019 at 2 p.m. Reverend Barbara Willard to officiate. Cremation has taken place with interment in Sophiasburgh Cemetery. Donations, if desired, can be made to the Friendship United Church and would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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OTTO DONALD ROGERS – November 19, 1935 – April 28, 2019 – Otto Donald Rogers (Don), well-known Canadian painter and sculptor, died on April 28, 2019 in Picton, Ontario after a brief illness. Otto was born in rural Saskatchewan to Victor and Mary Rogers on November 19, 1935. Growing up on the family wheat farm, Don became more interested in beauty than agriculture, leading him to pursue a career in fine arts. After initially studying at the Saskatoon Teachers’ College (1952-53), he pursued a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin (1953-59). It was while completing his graduate studies that he met his partner of 60 years, Barbara Nelson, who became attracted to him when she went to pick up a piece of his art that her sister had purchased. He brought Barbara back to the prairies, accepting a teaching position at the University of Saskatchewan where he taught for 29 years. Always a spiritual seeker, in 1960 he embraced the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith. Throughout his life, the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh infused every aspect of his life. In particular, the idea of unity in diversity became a foundational principle of his art. From 1988-1998, Otto and his wife Barbara lived and worked in Haifa, Israel, where he held the position of Counsellor at the Bahá’í World Centre. During this time, he travelled throughout the world, extensively and tirelessly promoting the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, which had become his life’s passion. He returned to Canada in 1998, setting up his home and studio in Prince Edward County. His work is held in more than 30 public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, as well as hundreds of private collections. He leaves behind his wife Barbara, son Klee Rogers (Teresa), daughter Sasha Hariri (Siamak) and daughter Julie Rogers-Glabush (Sky). He was predeceased by his daughter Kim Rogers-Belson (Paul). The funeral will be held at the Crystal Palace, 375 Picton Main St, Picton, Ontario on Wednesday May 1 at 1:00 p.m. Private interment will follow. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GAILYA ANN MOORE – It is with great sadness that we announce that our mother and grandmother Gailya Ann Moore (nee Jeffery) passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the age of 79, after a short illness at Trenton Memorial Hospital. Ann Moore, formerly of South Bay, was the beloved wife of the late Roger Moore. Loved mother of Rhoda Latchford (Gary) and Valerie Miller (Walter). Proud grandmother of Melissa (Matt) and Nicole (AJ). Loved sister of Francis, Milton, James, Gordon, Katrina and the late Nancy, Carolyn, Tom and Raymond. At Ann’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Family interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the South Bay United Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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RONALD GORDON MORTLEY – With his family at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, Napanee, ON, Ron Mortley passed away on Saturday April 27, 2019, at the age of 58. Husband of Eileen Mortley (nee Cole) of Deseronto and proud father of Michael (Sarah) of Ottawa. Dear brother of Dennis (Marlene) of Guelph, Mary (Terry Hamilton) of Picton, Dianne (late Rick) Caissie of Belleville, Janice Reynolds of Cambridge and the late Brian. Ron will be remembered by his numerous nieces/nephews and great nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to join family at a celebation of Ron’s life at the Elk’s Hall Lodge on Friday May 10 from 5 to 10 pm. If desired, memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital 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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CAROLYN LINDA MITCHELL – June 29, 1950 – April 25, 2019 – Died peacefully at Kingston General Hospital, with family and friends by her side, on Thursday April 25th, 2019. Carol Mitchell (nee Lewis) of Sophiasburgh, at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Lyle. Loved mother of Virginia Mitchell of Sophiasburgh, Flint and his wife Tyler of Sophiasburgh and Eva Evans and her husband Kyle of Bloomfield. Proud grandmother of Colt, Tyson, Laura and Cadel. Much loved daughter of Margaretha and the late Bill Lewis. Dear sister of John Lewis, Margaret Harris, Florence Coghlan and Garry Lewis (Cheri Wilkinson). Remembered by her nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Wednesday May 1st from 6 until 8 p.m. If desired, donations to the PECMH Foundation or the Kentwood Park Nursing Home Residents Council would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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VIOLA BRANT – With family at her side, Viola Brant passed peacefully from this life to the next on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 at the Village Green Residence, Selby, Ontario. Formerly of Tyendinaga and the County, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Mike. Loved mother of Roseanne Brant (Ernest Valcourt) of Castleton, Robert Brant of Trenton, Ronald Brant (Penny) of Kingston and the late Roger Brant and mother-in-law of Pat Brant of Tyendinaga. Proud grandmother of sixteen, great-grandmother of thirty-five and great-great-grandmother of ten. Dear sister of Margaret Moore of Stouffville and the late Lila Knight, Robert Wood and George Wood. Remembered by her nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton on Saturday April 27th at 11 a.m. with family receiving friends the hour prior. Pastor Dennis Pringle officiating. Interment to follow at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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JOHN ‘Jack’ J.R. STINSON – Peacefully at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton, on Thursday, April 18th, 2019, in his 99th year. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Jessie Stinson, his siblings Nita Bowman, Lela Minter, Gena Stinson and George Stinson. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews, David Bowman (Diane), Wayne Stinson (Kelly), Helen Anderson (Bob Hough), MaryK Frank (Bill), Paul Stinson (Barbara) and Carol Underdown and several great nieces and nephews. As per Jack’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington. Reverend Joyce Blackburn officiating. Interment Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier, ON. A special thank you to the staff at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home for their care and kindness to Jack. Also a special thank you to Kathy Kulker for all her assistance, care and kindness to Jack while at home and in the nursing home. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Association, the Alzheimer Society or the Loyalist Humane Society. Arrangements in the care of Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROY BRIAN ‘Bun’ JOCKO – Sept 23, 1953 – April 17, 2019 – Roy Brian Jocko was known to everyone as Bun. He entered this world through Mattawa, Ontario as part of the Algonquin of Pikwakanagan Bear Clan on September 23rd, 1953 and humbly left again on April 17, 2019 from Belleville, Ontario at the age of 65. The folks that encountered Bun were always greeted with a smile and a story and often left with a life lesson, a softened heart, a round of chuckles and sometimes a belly full of beer. He loved his daughter, dogs, books, hockey, broomball and life. Bun lived his life with so much positivity and freedom, he was never known to speak negatively about most anything. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Stacie Carroll and his best friend Butch Stringer and his side man Dave Doubleday who were dedicated to his comfort and happiness until the end. Though he encountered a paralyzing spinal cord injury in 2017, he never spoke of hardship, only the gifts life brings (which this year won’t be the Leaf’s Cup – “next year” he’d say). His positivity in life would be the biggest lesson folks could take home. “It could be worse” he would say. Bun was predeceased by his parents, Joan Jocko (Nelson), and Roy Jocko, but has left behind his Brother Gary Jocko of Calgary, Karen Evans (Jocko) of Calgary and Carol Marisett (Jocko) of Picton. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews, Tara, Vanessa, Jade, Roxanne, Shane, Jasmine and Adam as well as Great-nieces, Christina, Nicole and Ashley. We will be celebrating his life at the Elks Lodge (21 Elk St.) in Picton, Ontario on May 4th, 2019 from 1-4pm. Bring a dish if you fancy, live music provided. It will be casual as he would want everyone to just be merry, smile, laugh and tell great stories about all his adventures and your encounters with him. Life is short, do what you love and do it with passion and positivity.

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LISA ANN HEENAN – January 13, 1959 – April 17, 2019 – Lisa Heenan (nee Craig), of Mountain View, Prince Edward County. Died peacefully at home, with her loving family at her side. Lisa was born to the late Norman and Beverley Craig on the 13th of January, 1959 in Picton, Ontario. Beloved wife of 36 years to Brian Heenan. Loving mother of Dr. Adam Heenan (Aziza) of Ottawa and Elliot Heenan (Deb) of Belleville. Proud Nana to Liam. Lovingly remembered by her brother John Craig (Marilyn) and sisters Susan Hollingsworth, Sheri Dyk (Wendal), Rosemary Craig, Mother-in-law Doreen Heenan, brother-in-law David Heenan (Deb), and many nieces and nephews. Please hug your children, hug your parents, hug your friends, cherish life and help others fight to keep living it; that’s what Lisa would want. A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday April 20th at 2 p.m. with family receiving friends an hour prior. If desired, donations in Lisa’s memory may be made to PECM Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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AILSA CUNNINGHAM ROBINSON – April 25, 1933 – April 16, 2019 – Ailsa Cunningham Robinson (nee Telfer) joined her beloved husband, Will and their daughter, Marco on the soft spring morning of April 16th 2019. Born in Scotland in 1933, she became a speech therapist at the university of Edinburgh where she met Will in 1953, selling him a seat for the last night of the festival, and their whirlwind romance led to a lifelong love. She and Will lived a life of handsome design, warm hospitality and open generosity, both in Toronto and in Waupoos (PEC). She always seemed an islet of gracious calm in a busy chaotic life. Stylish, well-read, and witty, Ailsa enriched the lives of many, not least her Robinson nieces and nephews who fondly remember gathering with her children to hear her read in that lovely Scottish lilt. She leaves many others bereft. Her children and grandchildren: Jennifer (Michael), Drummond and Gillian; Judith (Jos) Xander; Sally (Paul), Ailsa, Mia and Elizabeth; Raeburn (Dawn), Adam and Brandon; Drew (Jill), Taylan, Quinn and Oliver. There will never be another like her. Please join us at St John’s Anglican Church Waupoos on Sat May 18 at 11 am to celebrate Ailsa’s life.

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S. GORDON PHILLIPS – March 15, 1943 – April 15, 2019 – Gordon Phillips, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019, lovingly surrounded by family and close friends. Cherished husband and partner to Sue Mathieu (née Lamb). Father to Sandi (James), Katherine (Brian), Andrea and Karen (Don). Grandfather to seven. Much loved son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle to the Lamb family. Adopted into the Mathieu family, adored uncle to Kim, Erin and Danielle. Many many thanks to the wonderful staff at H.J. McFarland Home, especially the Willow Wing PSWs and the nursing staff who took such great care of Gord over the past few months. Gord had a life-long passion for boating, was a talented artist and lover of music. A passionate advocate in tourism throughout his career and well-recognized in Canada’s tourism industry. A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to H.J. McFarland Home’s Resident Council. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DORIS LUCILLE LANGFORD (nee Skinner) – Passed away quietly and gracefully on Saturday, April 13th, 2019, in her 92nd year. Beloved mother of Lari Langford, Nanci Langford, Margo Langford, Peter Langford (Dee Hanlon), Thomas Langford (Cynthia) and Tim Langford. Cherished Nana to Michael (Caroline), Cameron (Morgan), Lee, Kristie Leigh (Jeremy), William, Trevor (Sabrina), Amy (Will) and Annie. Great Nana to William Vanden Ham. Auntie Doris will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Doris was an active member of the Wellington-on-the-Lake community, from the moment she moved there in 1996. She loved playing bridge and the new friends she made in the neighbourhood and in the Wellington United Church, where she was a steward. Predeceased by her siblings and her husband, Jack, Mom is home with them again. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of the Trent Valley Lodge for their care and support as well as those caregivers who helped care for her at home. Funeral Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Thursday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Wellington United Church or the Rotary Club of Wellington 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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MAUREEN ELIZABETH ANGELA CLAPP – July 22, 1945 – April 13, 2019 – Passed away peacefully, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Saturday April 13th, 2019. Maureen Clapp of Milford, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of David. Loved mother of Jennifer of Kingston and Amanda (late Mike MacDonald) of Trenton. Dear sister of Bill Massie (Janet) of Agincourt and Don Massie (Hanna) of Stouffville. A graveside service in Cherry Valley Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Hospital Auxiliary 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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JOANNE FRANCES PERRY – August 22, 1932 – April 12, 2019 – Died peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Friday April 12th, 2019. Joanne Perry, of East Lake, at the age of 86. Beloved mother of Bev Williams of East Lake, John Perry and his wife Jane of East Lake and Barbie Perry and her husband Michael Groff of Oshawa. Proud gran of Melanie, Megan (Jason), Tammy (Clyde), Matt (Elisa) and Karen (Chris) and great-gran of ten. Dear sister of Mary, Ruth, Nancy, Pat, Susan, Bub and the late David, Phyllis, Lawrence and Doug and remembered by their families. Joanne served in the East Lake UCW and the Eastern Star and loved her life on East Lake in the company of her cat Speckles. A celebration of Joanne’s life will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday April 18th at 2 p.m. with family receiving friends the hour prior. Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery to follow. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CHARLENE INCH – On Friday April 12th, 2019, at the age of 54, Char died at her home on Sandy Hook Road, surrounded by her three sons, her large family and by many of her loving friends. Loved mother of Sean Lamb, Christopher Bonham-Carter (Nicole Williams and her daughter Logan) and Aaron Bonham-Carter. Dear sister of Deborah (Junior), Dave (Laurie), Dwayne (Kim) and Stacey (Eric) and loving aunt to many. She will also be remembered dearly by her many friends. A private family service will be held. A celebration of Char’s life is being planned and will be announced soon. If desired, memorial donations to the Small Stall Animal Refuge or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GEOFFREY PERKINS – Passed away surrounded by his loved ones at the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, April 11th, 2019, Geoffrey Perkins, of Wellington, in his 87th year. Beloved spouse of Andrea Bunn. Survived by his children Dawn Elizabeth VanFleet (Bruce) and Warren Perkins (Liz) and his grandchildren Kelly (Todd), Tyler, Casey, Lindsay and great grandsons Griffin and Noel, all residents of Florida. Fondly remembered by Andrea’s family. Geoffrey had a strong passion for golf and was a longtime member and proud past president of the Summit Golf & Country Club in Thornhill and recently was a member at the Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club in Belleville. He enjoyed a long career as a sales manager for Dow Chemical and Poly Expert and he had a love of roses and orchids. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Holt, Dr. Leong, nurse Jessica Chapman and all the staff at Belleville Hospital ICU. As per Geoffrey’s wishes his body has been donated to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University. There will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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EDWARD A. DOUGLAS – December 31, 1926 – April 9, 2019 – Died, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Picton, on Tuesday April 9th 2019. Ed Douglas, of Picton, formerly of Toronto, at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Deanna. Loved father of Charlotte of Picton, Nicole & Thom Wilkinson of Picton and Ian of Whitby and “poppy” of Tyler (Leah), Sierra, Colleen and Shaun. Dear brother of Col. Robert Douglas (Anne) and Dorothy (Ken Wright) and brother-in-law of David Warden, Donald Warden and Doreen (Bruce Robinson). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held in his home at a later date. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences a www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET ROSEMARY TUNNELL – August 2, 1923 – April 8, 2019 – A force of nature blessedly went gently into the night. Margaret Rosemary Tunnell died April 8, 2019 at MLP Residence. Born August 2, 1923 in Maesteg, Wales, she was pre-deceased by her husband, Oliver Tunnell in 1992. She leaves behind four daughters, Penny, Judy, Theresa, and MeiMei (Roche) and grandchildren Brendan Roche, and Courtney Doxsee(Jason) and their two sons Lincoln and Henry Doxsee. We know she would like to thank MLP Residence, Dr. Elizabeth Christie, and the wonderful Staff at Picton Hospital for their caring support over these past years. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DAVE REDDICK – July 16, 1937 – April 7, 2019 – Dave left us suddenly, after enjoying a beautiful spring morning, delighted to be on his tractor after a long winter. Dave leaves behind his adoring wife Susan Chapman, his children, who filled him with so much pride: Anne (David), Adrian (Susan), Anthony (Natalie) and Andrew (Jeff); his granddaughter Kate (Julien) and grandson Matthew. Dave also leaves two brothers, John in York, England and Peter (Bella) in Sydney, Australia. He also leaves his sister-in-law Sandra (Bill), niece Mandy (Geoff), nephew Adam and great-nephew Ethan. As well as family, Dave leaves behind his County friends; some as close as family. Dave traveled to the beat of his own drum. He possessed an insatiable curiosity and a creative spirit that expressed itself most fully in the homes he designed, renovated and constructed for his family whom he loved so deeply and quietly. Cremation has taken place. Dave’s family will receive friends at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Friday, April 12 between 1pm and 4pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CAROLYN MULRIDGE – At her home on Saturday April 6, 2019, Carolyn Mulridge passed away at the age of 69.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

Online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.com

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JOAN ANTHONY STILL – September 14, 1920 – April 5, 2019 – Peacefully at H.J. McFarland Home, on Friday April 5th, 2019. Joan Still, formerly of Greenbush, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Dear mother of Velda Tuttle (Richard) and the late Elizabeth Everall (Alan), Tony Still and John Still. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Derrick, Jeannette (Brian), Lisa (Peter) and Karen. Lovingly remembered by her numerous great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Joan will be remembered by her friends and acquaintances. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimers Society of Prince Edward County or the Loyalist Humane 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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PAULUS VanVLEIT – December 11, 1931 – April 5, 2019 – Paulus VanVliet was born on December 11, 1936 in Naaldwijk, South Holland, the Netherlands and passed away at his home with family at his side on April 5, 2019 in his 83rd year. Predeceased by his parents Jan and Anne VanVliet, his wife Eva and more recently, his wife Grace. Paul is survived by his two sisters, Patricia of Picton and Jean (Koen) Grootenboer of Thunder Bay. Loving father of John of Corner Brook, NFLD and Andrea (Trevor) of Milford. Loved and missed by his nine grandchildren: Maria, Bryce, Emily, Hilary (Darren), Miranda, Mackenzie, Elizabeth, Rachel and Paul. The family would like to extend special thanks for the exceptional care he received at PEC Memorial Hospital, Belleville General Hospital and Kingston General Hospital and to his many caring friends and neighbours who regularly showed their concern and kindness while he was ill. Mr. VanVleit is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral service will be held at Bethany Christian Reformed Church (Bloomfield) on Thursday April 11th, 2019 at 11 a.m. Rev. Greg Lawson officiating. Entombment Glenwood Cemetery with interment in Quaker Cemetery (Bloomfield) Donations, if desired, can be made to PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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IRENE FRANCES BILLINGHURST – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday April 4, 2019, Irene Billinghurst passed away at the age of 84. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton, ON.

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ANDREW GODFREY WILLIAMS – June 20, 1965 – April 1, 2019 – Suddenly at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Monday April 1st, 2019. Andy (Dickie) Williams of Picton, at the age of 53. Beloved husband of Cindy Radner. Dear father of Toni Williams and Terri Williams both of Picton. Dear stepfather of Kristy Leavitt, Kelly Gray and Holly Radner. Dear brother of Dale Cronkwright, Doug Williams, Denise Whitford, Janet Stevenson and the late Thom Williams. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Abbigale, Dillon, Dominic, Elexa, Jaydon, Aaron, Oliver and Everlee. A celebration of life will be held in the Picton Elks Lodge Hall on Sunday, April 7th 2019 from 1pm until 4 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 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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ROBERT ‘Bob’ HOARE – March 15, 1951 – March 31, 2019 – After a long battle with cancer, “Bob the LowRideR” died on March 31st, 2019 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Loving husband of Stacey Greenall of British Columbia. Remembered by his sisters Sue and Marilyn and brother-in-law Marvin. The family would like to thank the McKee family, Steve, Ann, David and Kayla and also Perry, Lynn and Blaine for flying out from B.C. for all their support. A private family service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MURIEL EMILY CALLOW – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, on Saturday, March 30th, 2019, in her 100th year. Loving wife of the late James Callow. Dear mother of Marilyn Jenkins, Mary Dunlop (Jim), Susan Walmsley (Jim), Robert Callow (Fran) and Cheryl Holmes (Hugh). Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Muriel was an active member of her community through her work with the St. Andrew’s ACW, Wellington Women’s Institute and the Wellington Legion Br. 160. She will be warmly remembered by all who knew her. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of PEC Memorial Hospital and Hospice Prince Edward and to Muriel’s PSWs for their care and support. As per Muriel’s wishes cremation has taken place. A visitation and Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial Donations to the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome

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WINNIFRED PEARL FLAVELLE (nee McMurray) – January 3, 1923 – March 30, 2019 – Died peacefully at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home on Saturday March 30th, 2019. Pearl Flavelle, raised in Gilmour, ON, formerly of Sophiasburgh and West Lake, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loved mother of Wayne (Dinah), Peter (Rene) and Pat (Ted Wallwork), all of The County. Proud grandmother of six and great-grandmother of seven. A private celebration of Pearl’s life will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton with spring interment at West Lake Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home Resident’s Council would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DIANE HEATHER SAMSON – April 19, 1942 – March 28, 2019 – Peacefully, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Thursday March 28th, 2019. Diane Samson of Picton, at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Paul. Dear mother of Rhonda Melbourne (Bill) of Picton, Yvonne Robitaille (Kevin) of Tweed, Robbie Robitaille (Patty) of Picton, Lyndon Robitaille of Ottawa, Scott Robitaille (Judy) of Vancouver and Rodney Robitaille (Melany) of Ottawa. Dear sister of Margaret, Ruth, Ivan, Larry, Jerry and Cathy. Sadly missed by her numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A public visitation will be held in the Whattam Funeral Home on Sunday March 31st, 2019 from 1 pm until 3 pm Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Picton Dialysis Unit would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LAWRENCE LOUIS PERO – Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario on August 24, 1942 – Larry passed peacefully at PEC Memorial Hospital in Picton, ON on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 in his 77th year. Father of Rick, Mike (Simone) and Lianne. ‘Poppy’ to James, Cameron, Ty, Tara, Cadence, Hunter and Carter. Sibling to Linda, Donna, Judy and Rob. Predeceased by his father Jimmy and his mother Jean. Larry’s passion for the game of hockey brought him to Picton via his home town at the age of 16. As a key player for some strong Picton Junior and Intermediate hockey teams he earned the nickname ‘Pocket Rocket’ for his stature and ability. Larry enjoyed his varying coaching roles of minor, junior, and intermediate hockey teams and always shared fond memories of teammates, players, and the teams he was involved with. He also had a strong passion for golf, fitness, gardening, and music and they were a big part of his life. Larry spent 8 years working at PEC Memorial Hospital prior to his employment at what is known today as Lehigh Cement Company retiring after more than 40 years of service. Larry will be remembered as a passionate man with a determined effort and steadfast will. The family offers special thanks to his close friends and the many healthcare professionals for the exceptional care and support provided. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice in Larry’s memory would be appreciated. The family is planning a Celebration of Life at a later date and look forward to sharing memories and stories with family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LARRY VINCENT BIGG – September 5, 1946 – March 21, 2019 – Now with his Lord, Larry died peacefully on Thursday March 21, 2019 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Larry Bigg of Cherry Valley, formerly of Kitchener, born and raised in the County, at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Maureen. Dear brother of Laverne (the late Marion), Brenda (Eldon) and Robert and the late Keith and Eleanor and brother-in-law of Nancy and Arthur. Loved and missed by his many nieces and nephews and by his church family at Gilead Fellowship. Funeral Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Tuesday March 26th at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Larry Snider officiating. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or Gilead Fellowship would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET MAY NELSON – October 3, 1928 – March 19, 2019 – It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret May Nelson  (nee Crossan) announces that on Tuesday March 19, 2019, at the age of 90 years old, she left for the spirit world. Margaret was known to her family, friends and community for her smile, kindness, loving ways, her sensitivity, sincerity, patience and acceptance towards others. She moved from Montreal to Belleville in the early 60s, with the love of her life, her husband, the late Verdon Patrick Nelson, who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After her husband’s passing, Margaret was determined to provide a wonderful life for her 3 daughters, and with a grade 8 education she convinced a manager over many months to hire her and went on to retire after many years as a civil servant with Canada Employment Agency where she made many great friends. Born in Montreal in 1928 to the late Andrew Ireland Crossan Sr. and Victoria May Crossan (Haas), she had 5 siblings; Agnes, Robina, and predeceased by her sisters Joan, Dorothy and her brother Andrew. Survived by her daughters Norine, Sandra (late Richard), Carol (Joseph), grandchildren; Tyler, Angeline, Alex, and Jessica, Great-grandchildren; Kazeha-Lee, Austin, Emma, Kingsley and Kolten, and many other relatives who will miss her greatly. A Celebration of life will be held in Belleville, at 2pm on Sunday May 26, 2019, at the Army Navy and Airforce Veterans-Duke of Edinburgh, 187 Front Street, Belleville. Her final resting place will be with her husband Verdon in Mattawa Ontario at the St. Anne’s Cemetery, on May 27th, 2019. In lieu of flowers, her family invites donations to be made to the Hospice Prince Edward. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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HUGH McSHANE – 1936 – 2019 – It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Hugh McShane, 83. Hugh passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, after a long struggle with C.O.P.D., on March 18, 2019, in Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto. Hugh was born in Shotts, Scotland. After moving to Canada in 1968, Hugh taught at Senator O’Connor College School where he was a beloved and well-respected teacher of French and Spanish for 27 years. Hugh’s passions included fly fishing, history, crosswords, music and watercolour painting. He is remembered for his kind and loving nature as well as his ability to make people laugh. Hugh is survived by his beloved wife Frances (nee Devine), his adored children Madeleine (Desmond) and Vincent (Amanda), and his grandchildren Emma, Harry, Rory, Felix and Isla who made him so very proud. A Mass and Celebration of Life will be held in the summer in Picton, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, ( mghf.ca/donate ) or to Hospice Prince Edward Foundation, Picton.​

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LOCKIE OWENS – Lockie Owens died at home with his wife June and daughter Lucy (Brenden) at his side on Monday, March 18, 2019. Predeceased by his parents Audrey and Nicholas Owens. Survived by his brother Blake and his wife Jane and their children Kyle (Whitney), Erica, Zachary and Brooke, special Aunt Janie and mother-in-law Ruth. Also survived by Wally and Ann, Kirk and Geraldine, Jill and Michael and children Leah, Wally, Addison and Harvey, Lynn and Dave and children Shane and Troy, Lori and Barry and children McKenna and Keegan. Friends are invited to drop in at a casual Irish style wake at June and Lockie’s home on Thursday March 21, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm. Spring Interment at Quaker Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Greenpeace Canada or Doctors Without Borders 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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PAUL ALLAN NYKANEN – April 29 1934 – March 17 2019 – Paul will always be remembered for his amazing smile and generous spirit! Paul was a husband who loved deeply and was deeply loved by his wife Maria. Always together in a home filled with love, laughter, family & friends. Paul was foremost a man who loved his family with all his heart! Children: Dave and Jill, Carmen, Mark and Dani, Michael. Christine and family Grandchildren: Colin, Lauren, Stephanie, Jacqueline, Ethan, Max, Grayson, and 4 great grandchildren Paul’s nephew: Doug and Heather and their family. Throughout his illness Paul was surrounded by “Paul’s Buddies” a group of incredible friends who came to talk, visit, play cards and enjoy some time on a bi-weekly basis. Special thanks to Paul’s Buddies and to the whole “Because We Can” team! Our family is gratefully indebted to the supportive Palliative Care Team of the County with particular thanks to Jennifer Hall, Dr. Sarah LeBlanc, Heather Campbell, Stacey Ross, and thanks for the extraordinary care and kindness of the PSWs Nicole, Barb and Julie. A graduate of U of T in Mechanical Engineering ’5T7, Paul grew up in Nipigon, Ontario and was very proud of his Finnish heritage. Paul was a successful man in business and a recognized corporate leader with integrity, the ability to listen and to help others succeed. He held executive positions at Ingersoll Rand, Cochrane Dunlop, Caninsure and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association. During his business career, he travelled throughout the world, met with leaders of industry, leaders of  governments and was widely called upon for his opinion on provincial, national and international business matters by the media. Should you wish to make a donation in Paul’s memory, the family would ask that you donate to The Wellington United Church, – Celebrate Path – 245 Wellington Main St, Prince Edward, ON K0K 3L0 On Saturday, March 30th at 3:30 pm a Celebration of Life will be held at the Wellington United Church, 245 Main Street, Wellington followed by Celebrating Paul’s Life at 5:00 pm at the WOTL Rec Centre at 14 Empire Blvd., Wellington, ON. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROSS CLARK – Passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of 74 years to Juliet Clark. Dear father of Elaine Wright (Ted), Kerry Clark and Heather Barrett (Len). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Jamie Wright (Jennifer) and Laurie Wright (Tim) his 4 great grandchildren and his 2 great great grandchildren. Survived by his brother Edgar Clark and his sister Nancy Jordan. Ross was a proud WWII Veteran who was actively involved in the Wellington Legion Br. 160. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends are invited to gather with the family on Saturday, March 23rd from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Wellington Legion Br. 160, 364 Main Street, Wellington. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Ontario Veterinary College, www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/give 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

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MYRTLE IRENE VanWART – Passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Picton on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, in her 76th year. Loving wife of Larry VanWart and mother of Vincent Poff. Myrtle was a very giving and selfless person who will be fondly remembered by her family and friends. A Graveside Service will be held at the Wellington Cemetery later in the spring. Memorial Donations to the Picton Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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PATRICIA EDITH LEBLANC – October 2, 1927 – March 16, 2019 – Passed away peacefully, at Hospice Prince Edward on Saturday March 16th, 2019. Pat LeBlanc, of Picton, formerly of Acton, ON, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Hector. Loved mother of Gale Forsythe and her late husband Andrew of St. Davids, ON and Martin LeBlanc and his wife Donna of Calgary. Proud nana of Kerry (Karie), Nadine, Kevin (Jing), Rachel (Rob) and great nana of Nairn, Liam, Gabriela, Vigo, Ayden and Sophie. Pat will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews and friends. At Pat’s request there will be no service or visitation. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 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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ENID JOYCE BRADBURY – February 26, 1923 – March 15, 2019 – Passed away peacefully, at Kentwood Park on Friday March 15th, 2019. Enid Bradbury, formerly of Burlington, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Dear mother of Heather and her husband John Rumble of South Pender Island, B.C. and Holly and her husband Ken Newland of Bloomfield. Enid will be remembered by her cousin Pat Monkman of Mississauga. By Enid’s request there will be no service or visitation. If desired, donations to the Wellington & District Storehouse Foodbank would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARION BIGG – Passed away peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, at the age of 75. Loving daughter of Georgina and the late Peter Hunter. Cherished wife of Laverne Bigg and dear mother of Mike and Scott Bigg (Candace). Survived by her sister Loraine Doolan (Dan). Marion will be sadly missed by her in-laws and their families and her friends in the community. As per Marion’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. 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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ANNA BALDASTI – May 16, 1930 – March 12, 2019 – Peacefully, with the love of family surrounding her, at H.J. McFarland Home on Tuesday March 12th, 2019. Anna Baldasti, formerly of Sophiasburgh, Cherry Valley and Scarborough, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Julius. Loved mother of Roy and his wife Anna of Sophiasburgh and Jimmy and his wife Laurie of Port Hope. Proud oma of Christina (Kyle), Nikki (Adam), Josh, Heidi and Zachary and great oma of Katelyn, Quinn and Brenleigh. Survived by her sister-in-law Margaret Baldasti of Scarborough and Gretel Tomizer of Austria. The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at H.J. McFarland Home for all their care, support and the compassion shown to their mom and oma these past couple years. At Anna’s request no public services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BRADLEY TRAVIS GORDON ROSSEAU – February 27, 1985 – March 11, 2019 – It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Travis Rosseau, in his 34th year, at his home in Picton on Monday March 11, 2019. He leaves behind a loved family, fiancee Annette Rose, mother Lynn and her husband Blake Monroe, father Brad Rosseau, and step-father Bob Leavitt. Proud, loving father of Mariah Lynn and the late Reed. Dear brother of Amanda Craig and her husband Tyler. Cherished grandson of Gord & Gail Leavitt and Bea Rosseau. Nephew of Gord & Sally Leavitt, Brian Leavitt, April & Randy Thompson and proud uncle of his nieces Annah, Lilah and Corah. Travis loved his work and the residents at Hallowell House. Funeral Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Friday March 15th at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET ANN KELLY HEASLIP – Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday March 11, 2019, Kelly Heaslip passed away at the age of 52. Much loved mother of Sarah Heaslip of Trenton and Matthew Young of Picton and loving and proud grandmother of Eliza. Dear sister of Michael and Stacey (Steve), all of Milford, late Cory (Julie) of Burlington, Leslie (Steve) of Waterdown, Cindy (Sandy) of Burlington and Amber (Neil) of Milford. Kelly will be missed and remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John and Evelyn (nee McTague) Heaslip. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online condolences at
www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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JEFFREY ALLAN ‘Jeff’ SWINDON – June 26, 1965 – March 11, 2019 – It is with great sadness that the family of Jeffrey Allan Swindon announces his brave passing, in the presence of his family at his home on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the age of 53 years. Jeff will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 30 years, Sandy (nee McDonald) and his children, Jay (Stacey), Chad (Danielle), his loving pets Macey, Ozzy, Milford and Taco, his parents Madeline (Neil) and Tony (Marylin) and his sister Teri (Tracey). Jeff will also be fondly remembered by his father-in-law Jim McDonald, brother-in-law Jim McDonald Jr (Sue), sister-in-law Bettyann (Ralph), and his 3 nieces, 4 nephews and 3 great nieces, 4 great nephews. Jeff will be remembered lovingly by all of his many friends. The family would like to thank the community for all of its support over the past several years. Special thank you to Anne Robinson from VON for her exceptional care and kindness, and to Wanda for her continued love and support of the family. Jeff has worked privately in the community, with Dave Main, MW Enterprises, Bruce Hennessy and Quinte Aluminum. Known as a skilled woodworker, handyman, and carpenter, Jeff has left a lasting mark on the County. Jeff is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 3 pm. The Reverend Richard Hamilton officiating. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Jeff to the March of Dimes. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 pm. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SONJA SMITH – December 24, 1940 – March 11, 2019 – Died peacefully, with loving family at her side, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday March 11, 2019. Sonja Smith, of Picton, formerly of Prinyers Cove and Toronto, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Jim Smith. Loved mother of Michelle and her husband Mike Scott of Oshawa, Jeffery Futerman of Oshawa, and Jason Smith of Merritt, BC and step-mother of Lesley and her husband Wade Russell of Burlington and Steven Smith and his partner Angela of Hillier. Grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of seven. Remembered by Jerry Boudreau and Darcy Lee. Sonja enjoyed sailing and skiing and was an enthusiastic member of the “QE II Transatlantic Cruising Club”. After retirement she also inspired others by continuing her education, going to and obtaining her Grade 13 at P.E.C.I. before attending Queen’s University. A graveside service will be held on Friday March 15th at 1 p.m. at Thornton Cemetery, 1200 Thornton Street North, Oshawa. If desired, donations in Sonja’s memory may be made to PECM Hospital Foundation or the Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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NORAH EILEEN HALL (nee: Jones) – January 22, 1925 – March 9, 2019 – Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Saturday March 9th, 2019. Norah Hall, of Manor on Loyalist Parkway, formerly of Wellington on the Lake and Scarborough at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late C.H. Blair Hall. Dear mother of Chris Hall and her husband Steve Treasure of Glenora and Greg Hall and his wife Shirley of Maitland Florida. Dear sister of Marilyn McLaughlin (Glen) of Vancouver B.C. and the late Marg Davison (Late Bob).Loved and sadly missed by her grandchildren Julian Treasure and Tristan Treasure, Emily Hall Andrews (Ryan) and Graham Hall and Hilary Hall. Loving GG to her new great grandson, Blair Andrews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 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 Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ALICE FRANCES BANNISTER – At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday March 8th, 2019, Alice Bannister (nee Hawley), of West Lake Terrace passed away at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Laverne Bannister. Dear mother of Morley Bannister and his wife Kelly of Picton and the late Mary Bannister. Dear sister of Margaret Axhorn (Dave), Doris Mills (late Norman), Kathy Koppens (Martin), John Hawley (late Janet) and the late Shirley Skeene. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Elisha and Billy and her 4 great grandchildren Kelsie, Brooklynn, Braeden and Willard. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held in Cherry Valley Cemetery followed by a celebration of her life at the Picton Elks Lodge in the Spring of 2019. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton, ON.

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MERTON DORIEL CRAIG – It is with love and treasured memories the family of Merton Doriel Craig announce his passing at Hallowell House on Wednesday March 6, 2019 following a stay in PEC Memorial Hospital. He was married in 1949 to Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Yardley. Father of Joanne (Dana) Vader, Sandra (Kevin) Hicks and Doug (Barb) Craig. Merton was predeceased by his eldest daughter Diane (Roy Blower), his parents Kenneth and Mae (nee Wannamaker) Craig and brothers Vernon, Norman, Oakley and Floyd. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Kelly, Bradley, Natalie, Jason, Korinne, Chrissa, Brittany, Melissa and Michael, son-in-law Roy and Debbie Blower. Great-grandfather of 18. Merton enjoyed hunting and fishing and as long as health permitted, a yearly trip to northern Ontario moose hunting as well as to deer hunting camp. Merton belonged to the I.V.O.E. and was a Hoisting Engineer with H.J.McFarland Construction Company and Wimpey’s prior to moving to Ridge Rd. in 2003. He owned a small farm for 40 years at West Lake. A special thank you to all who visited Merton at hospital and Hallowell House and for the kind care received from all staff, to Dr. Koval, Dr. Wattam, Dr. Johannsson and Mary Stever, to Hicks Funeral Home for kind and efficient service and to Pastor Danny Smith for encouraging visits. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Merton’s life will be held later in the spring. If wishing to make a donation in Merton’s memory it would be greatly appreciated by PECM Hospital Foundation or Hallowell House Residents’ Council. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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MARK JAMES McFARLAND – November 23, 1974 – March 1, 2019 – Surrounded by his family, Mark passed away at home on Friday March 1, 2019 at the age of 44. Mark leaves his loving wife Patricia and cherished daughter Madeline, and is the beloved son of Malcolm and Chris McFarland and dear brother of Dawn McFarland-Sager and her husband Al and their children Maggie and Ollie. Son-in-law of Barb and Doug ‘Butch’ Wyborn of Lansdowne and proud grandson of the late Harvey James Sr. and Arley McFarland. Funeral Service in Picton United Church, 9 Chapel St. on Saturday March 9 at 11 am. The Reverend Andrew Chisholm officiating. Spring interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Friends are invited to gather in Centennial Hall following the service in remembrance and celebration of Mark’s life. If desired, memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation or the UKHF Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton.

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IRENE CHRISTINA TRUMPOUR – December 14, 1922 – February 24, 2019 – Peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on Sunday February 24th, 2019. Irene Trumpour (nee Henley), formerly of Picton and West Lake, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Art. Loved mother of Margaret Trumpour of Picton, Cathie and her husband Art Skidmore of Belleville and Elizabeth and her husband Don LeBlanc of Belleville. Grandma of Martha, Paul (Samantha), Peter (Lisa) and Rene (Brian) and great-grandma of Connor, Hunter, Mackenzie, Kirsten and Ryan. Dear sister of the late Gwen Morris and Bill Henley. Remembered by her sister-in-law Mary Grimmon and her nieces and nephews. Irene had been active in the Eastern Star, the Ladies Aid, and enjoyed making crafts, especially quilting. A graveside service will be held in the spring at West Lake Cemetery. Date and time will be announced. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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EVELYN BEATRICE TRITES – (nee Magnusson) – August 9, 1946 – February 24, 2019 – After a lengthy illness with cancer, Evelyn died at Hospice Prince Edward on February 24th, 2019 at the age of 72. Of Picton, raised in Dundas, ON, formerly of Richmond, BC, Toronto and many other places throughout Canada, at the age of 72. Formerly the wife of Dave Kutzner and Mike Trites. Loved sister of Audrey Magnusson and her husband Grant Miller of Kelowna, BC and favourite (only) aunt of Devon Miles. Daughter of the late Gudmundur & Alice Magnusson. Evelyn enjoyed world travel, loved all her many dogs, and had a real zest for life as evidenced by her first time skydiving at the age of sixty-five. A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Picton on Thursday April 4th at 1 p.m. The Reverend Lynne Donovan officiating. If desired, donations to Quinte Humane Society or Reaching for Rainbows would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BLYTH EARLE TAYLOR – May 2, 1929 – February 23, 2019 – In his 90th year, Earle passed away peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, where he spent his entire career, with his wife Joan (née Collins) and many members of his family at his bedside. Predeceased by his parents Vera (Bennett) and Kenneth Taylor. Survived by the large family that he created with loving wife and best friend Joan: Ian, Ross, Jim (Tanja), Jane (Steve), Cameron (Suzanne), and Susie (Dave), and his grandchildren who made him so very proud: Lily & Sally, Nina, Will & Elizabeth and Fin. Cherished by Fin’s mom, Wendy. Special brother to Lesley Taylor, with whom he always shared a hearty laugh. Earle was born up the Gatineau in Maniwaki, Quebec, completed high school in Arnprior, and attended Queen’s University, graduating Meds’54. He met Joan, a nurse, while they were both working on the same floor at Kingston General Hospital. They married in the U.K. in 1959, and created happy memories with Ian while living and finishing his training in Liverpool. Returning to Canada, Earle established a general surgery practice in Picton, and spent a satisfying career deeply connected to his family, colleagues, community and the natural beauty of the County. A kind and eternally curious person, he and Joan travelled and entertained, and created a welcoming home for family and friends. Of interests, activities and diversions, there was no end, but Earle will be fondly remembered for his fly fishing, his self-taught, multi-instrumentalist musicianship, his avid support for the arts, and proud involvement as the long-time team doctor for the Wellington Dukes. Forever active, he found great companionship amidst his weekly exercise regimen at PEFAC. His passions continued to evolve throughout his life, and set an example for his children and grandchildren. The family wishes to express our deep gratitude to all of those who helped in the past weeks and months; the Prince Edward Family Health Team, the SELHIN, MLP, and the doctors, nurses and PSWs of PECMH in their infinite kindness and expertise. Visitation Sunday, March 3 from 1 – 3 pm at Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton; Celebration of Life on Monday, March 4 at 2 pm at Picton United Church, 12 Chapel Street, Picton. All welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (pecmhhf.ca) to support the continuing work of his colleagues in delivering health care excellence in our community. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DIANN ISABELLA MURPHY – April 2, 1938 – February 20, 2019 – Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday February 20th, 2019. Diann Murphy, of Picton, at the age of 80. Dear mother of Virginia Wilk (Greg) of Picton, Ted King (Christine) of Picton, Victoria Rutherford (Jason) of Picton, Robert King (Cindy) of Toronto and Clark Murphy of Toronto. Sadly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of Diann ‘s life will be held in the summer of 2019. Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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THELMA NOBBS – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at her home in Wellington. Thelma Elaine Nobbs, (nee Carter), at the age of 94. Beloved wife of 70 years of the late Edgar Nobbs. Loving mother of Penny Valentine, Christine (Tom) Vann and Jennifer (Mark) Severin. Grandma to Christopher, Oliver, Scott, Beverley, Patrick, Miranda and Ethan. Great Grandma to Scarlett, Patrick, Skylar, Hannah, Dane and Alaina. As an artist, Thelma loved the County for its beauty. Great friendships were created through her art and choir. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. We thank the first responders and the doctors in Picton and Belleville for their exceptional care. A Memorial Mass will be announced and held later in the spring. 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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BARRY SWAN – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dad, Barry Herbert Swan in his 70th year, on February 19th, 2019 at PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton. Barry is survived by his 4 daughters, Tanya (Kyle Fox), Tricia, Amanda (Brian Carroll) and Mariah (Ryan Dainard) and his beloved and cherished grandchildren, Nicholas, Olivia, Jackson, Hayden, Hayley, Hanna, Sofie and Ayvah. Barry is the son the late John Herbert Robert William Swan and Jean Waples Swan. He will be missed by his siblings, Brian Swan (Lois) and Brenda Swan (Paul Beaulac) and his nieces and nephews Kevin Swan (Linda), Tim Swan (Robin), Tammy Oneill (Dan), Sheri Swan (Len Brunsdon) and his great nieces and nephews. Barry was a proud dad and Grampa and a dedicated business man over the years. Barry moved to PEC in 1972 from Phelpston Ontario and made the County his home. He started his business as a Potato Farmer in West Lake. Barry built his trucking business which is known as Barry Swan Transport. Barry will be sadly missed for his sense of humour, his many “stories” that make him know as a ‘Legend of PEC”. He is known for his knowledge of politics and trucking, and made many connections and friends from all over the world and has touched so many people. He had a love for the water, nature, gardening,”Swan Mountain” and Ostrander Point. Barry was often known as “Swannie” or ‘Big Bar”. Barry’s family would like to extend our warm thanks to the staff at Bayview Retirement home, who provided dad with tremendous support and care over the past year and made him feel like he was “at home”. Many thanks to PECMH for the exceptional care they provided to dad over the last few months. As per Barry’s wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Friday, March 1st from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. As per dad’s request, a Celebration of Life has been arranged, for his family and friends to share and to laugh at all the memories, and to raise a glass in his memory at Huffs Winery Estate, 2274 County Road #1, Bloomfield on Saturday, March 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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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WILLIAM (Bill) JOHN BYGRAVE – Peacefully passed away in his 90th year, surrounded by his loving family on February 19th, 2019 in Prince Edward County, Ontario after an illness with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in East York, he was the only child of proud parents William Charles and Dorothy (Harrop). For over 45 years, Bill had a successful career in the graphic arts business in Toronto. Bill married his love, Elizabeth (Darnley). They were blessed with 4 children and enjoyed raising their family on Earlton Road in Agincourt. In 1981, they purchased a second home in Prince Edward County and later retired to Bloomfield. Bill & Elizabeth enjoyed collecting antiques as well as entertaining friends and family. He had a great interest in photography, jazz music, reading and Canadian Military history. Bill was a dedicated family man and considered his family to be his greatest achievement. Bill will be missed by his loving wife Elizabeth, his children: Janice (Gary Scharf), Bill (Lori), Rob (Laura), Jennifer (Glenn Schmelzle) and grandchildren: Julie (Brian McGowan), Jessica (Robert Cockburn), Bradley (Alicia), Erin (Brandon Romanchuk), Madison (Jeffrey Heard), Matthew, Brian, Graham, Ian and great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Mallory, Elliott and Kinsley. There will be two remembrance gatherings: Saturday, March 2nd at the Picton Golf & Country Club (Hwy 49, Picton) from 12pm-4pm and Monday, March 4th at the Whitby Centennial Building (416 Centre St. S. Whitby) from 2pm-8pm. Bill will be interred at Pine Hills Cemetery, Toronto at a later date. Bill’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at West Lake Terrace who provided tremendous support and care to him through these past difficult years. The family would appreciate donations in his memory made to the children’s burn camp, Camp Bucko, supported by Toronto Firefighters at campbucko.ca Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE FREDERICK UNDERHILL – January 12, 1939 – February 18, 2019 – George died peacefully at PEC Memorial Hospital on February 18th, 2019. George was born in Needham, Massachusetts in 1939 to Chester and Nina Underhill. His father emigrated as a young man from New Brunswick to the United States. George went back to New Brunswick to attend UNB in Fredericton where he met and married Diane, his beloved wife of 56 years. He is predeceased by his sister Barbara (Wally Kemp) and survived by his brother Gary (Patricia). George will be sadly missed by his wife Diane, his daughters Lynne and Susan (Ian Dickson), his grandsons Jacob and Samuel and many nieces and nephews. While George had a successful 30 year career with IBM, some of his most meaningful accomplishments came when he retired to his home on Smith’s Bay in Prince Edward County in 1992. He served on the PEC Round Table and was a founding member of Trash Bash. He was a board member of Quinte Conservation, PEC Stewardship Council, Milford Fair Board, South Bay United Church and the PEC Accessibility Committee. George was an outdoorsman and an artist. He was an avid birdwatcher, fisherman, hunter, bridge player, radio play personality, and woodcrafter. He was also a writer, producing a monthly column for the South Marysburg Mirror, three humourist books and publishing three stories in Ontario Out of Doors. His offbeat thoughts and opinions on life will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service at Picton United Church, Saturday, February 23, at 2:00pm. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Reverend Phil Hobbs to officiate. Donations: PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or South Bay United Church. Online donatitons and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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PHYLLIS JEAN WIGHT (nee KNIGHT) – In her 93rd year, Mom passed peacefully into the arms of God, with family at her side on Monday, February 18th, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Lewis Wight (2001). Loving and supportive mother of Roger (Darlene) of Winnipeg, Kevin (Betty) of Wellington and Sherry Truman (Bill) of Westport. Predeceased by her parents Herb and Louisa (nee Norton) Knight and her brothers and their spouses, Roy and Lila Knight and Floyd and Joyce Knight. She will be forever remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. She is gone, but gone from just our sight, that is all. When God took her back, he said Hallelujah, you’re home. Visitation will be held at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, February 21stfrom 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington on Friday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Reception will follow the service at the church. Private family interment in the spring. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Mom’s memory to the Wellington United Church would be appreciated by her family. Special heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff at Arbour Heights, Kingston for their outstanding care and compassion given to Mom during her stay. Memorial Donations may be made by cheque to the Wellington United Church and mailed to Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0.

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LAWRENCE ‘Elmo’ ANDRE VILLENEUVE – With his family at his side at Hospice Prince Edward, Elmo Villeneuve passed away on Sunday February 17, 2019, at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Cindy Villeneuve and loving father of Emmye and Storeigh, all of Adolphustown. Dear brother of Mike (Connie) of Westbrook, Michelle and Peter (Midge) , all of Kingston, Matthew (Marcie) of Amherstview and Tracy (Peter) of Calgary. Predeceased by his parents Bill ‘Willie’ and Jean Villeneuve, sister Marie and brothers Jean-Paul and Jeffery. Elmo will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will take place at the Salvation Army Picton Community Church on Saturday March 9, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm. following cremation. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward for the excellent care he received would be appreciated by his family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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WENDY WAKEFIELD – It is with the heaviest hearts that we announce the passing of our Wendy, Wendy Leigh Wakefield (nee Werry) in her 54th year on February 15, 2019. Wendy is survived by her loving husband David Wakefield. Wendy is the daughter of the late Grant Werry and is survived by her mother Eleanor Werry. Wendy is the daughter-in-law of Don Wakefield and the late Elizabeth (Betty) Wakefield. Wendy will be missed by her sister Susan (Bill Francis), brother Scott Werry and sister Carolyn (Mark Corbin), her brother-in-law Mark Wakefield (Jennifer); and she will also be missed by her cherished nieces and nephews: Jordan Francis (Jenna), William Francis, Holden Francis (Kayla), Andrew Wakefield, Tom Wakefield, Alex Wakefield, Melissa Corbin, Lynsey Corbin and her great nephew Henry David Francis. Wendy was a graduate of Queen’s University (Bachelor of Commerce), a Chartered Accountant, former business owner (MainStreet Health), Yoga teacher and an aspiring Yogi who will be sadly missed by all that met her. Per Wendy’s wishes cremation and a private family celebration of her life have taken place. Memorial Donations to Providence Care Hospital in Kingston (www.uhkf.ca) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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RON SLATTER – Passed away on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at Belleville General Hospital, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Linda Slatter. Loving father of T.J. Slatter (Sarah) and Sherilee (Vic Deroy) and his extend family Kassy Strugnell (Zack). Poppy to Ellie-Ann, Sydnee, Victoria, Gaige, Christina and Carter. Survived by his brothers Mike (Terry), Laurance (Gladys) and Tommy Slatter. Ron worked for the County of Prince Edward for 30 years and was dedicated to his community through his work with the Boy Scouts. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 25th, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to PECI (for Elementary Playground Upgrades)
would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOAN IRENE MORGAN – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday February 15, 2019, Joan Morgan (nee Hopp) passed away at the age of 98. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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WILLIAM GEORGE HOWES – July 13, 1932 – February 14, 2019 – Bill died peacefully, at Hospice Prince Edward, surrounded by the love of his family. He leaves his daughter, Liz and son-in-law Stewart Colvin.He was predeceased by his wife, Berva, and sons Bill and Grant. Survived by his daughters-in-law Debbie (Bill) and Jen Dean (Grant). He was a supportive and proud grandfather to Jason (Kristy), Jessie (Dustin), Daniel (Kristina), Dylan (Maddie) and Alastair, as well as a great grandfather of six. He will be missed by his surviving siblings, Barb Woods, Dorothy Clayton, Gwen (Bob Prentice) and brother Bob. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Howes. Bill was born in Kirkland Lake to Sheelah (Megill) and Archie Howes. He graduated from Queen’s University, Mining Engineering in 1954. During his career he worked for Chevron, Atlas Steels, Merrill Lynch and Pitfield MacKay Ross, retiring from The Royal Bank in 1998. He always enjoyed working with his sons at the family farm in Waupoos. A service of remembrance will be held in July followed by interment at Rose’s Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward, or a charity of choice, would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GENE PLUMMER – Entered into rest on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton (resident for 22 years at Wellington on the Lake), in her 105th year. Loving wife of the late George Plummer. Beloved mother of Dale Vafeas (Tasso) of Ameliasburg, Bonnie Shutter (Bob) of British Columbia and Mexico and David Plummer (Selina) of Thailand. Dear Nana Gene of Donna and Denis Farmer of Wellington, Barbara and Rob Ruggles of Nova Scotia, Alan and Denise Buchanan of British Columbia, Snow, Kiem and Zav Shutter and Heath and Melissa Plummer all of BC. Remembered also by her 12 great grandchildren and her 4 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Gene was a kind and loving soul. She loved to garden and visit with family and friends. She will be sadly missed by those her knew her. Cremation has taken and a gathering to celebrate Gene’s life will be held at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. On Saturday, May 25thfrom 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. with Remembrances shared at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the PECMH Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM ‘Bill’ COPELAND CLEMENTS – It is with great sadness that we share the news of Bill’s passing on February 12th, 2019, in his 91st year. Adored husband of Jean for 64 years. Proud father of Margaret, Robert (Nancy) and David (Sue). Much loved “Papa” to grandchildren Brett (Amanda), Sam, Palmer (Nickey) and Hugo; and to great grandchildren Tiberius and Logan. A Celebration of Bill’s Life to be planned through Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington at a later date.
“I’ll see you all further on. Yours aye.” Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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REGINALD JOHN JACKSON – August 21, 1942 – February 11, 2019 – Died peacefully at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home on Monday February 11th, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Reg Jackson, formerly of Bloomfield, retired OPP Detective Constable who served in the Prince Edward, Orangeville and Port Credit detachments, at the age of 76. Beloved husband for over 52 years of Helen (nee Buder). Loved father of Warren of Bloomfield and Andy and his wife Jennifer of Belleville and proud papa of Curtis and Justin. Missed by his brother-in-law John Buder and his wife Beth and his niece Danielle Findlay. Reg enjoyed fixing cars and tinkering around the house, so much so that his inactivity since his illness began has been a real loss to the local hardware and auto parts shops in The County. A celebration of Reg’s life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield on Thursday February 28th from 2 until 4 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Cremation arrangements by the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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HARLEY GORDON BRUMMELL – June 11, 1947 – February 9, 2019 – Peacefully at home, after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, February 9th, 2019. Harley Brummell, of Cherry Valley, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Dear father of Shanna (Wally) of Picton, Jamie (Christine) of Picton, Jody (Corinna) of Harrowsmith and Stacy (Al) of Scarborough. Dear brother of Joan May (late Tom), Sharon Gannon (John) and Brenda Bibeau (Paul). Sadly missed by his loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, at 2 pm. Cremation has taken place. Reverend Richard Hamilton to officiate. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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NANCY PATRICIA OTTERWAY – Nancy Patricia Otterway (nee Ackerman) died peacefully at home, with assistance, on Friday February 8, 2019. Born December 8, 1927 in Peterborough Ontario, Nancy had deep family roots in Prince Edward County. While on a grand tour of Europe, she met and married Joseph Otterway. They settled in Surrey, England, raised 2 daughters, Sabrina Baverstock (David) and Sherry Otterway (John Flower). They relocated to Salmon Point, in the County, in 1974. Nancy had a wealth of local knowledge and family history and was involved with Macaulay House, the archives and the historical society. She was keeper of the family history and was the glue that held them together. Following Joe’s death in 2009, Nancy assumed the role of head of the family. She entertained her beloved nieces and many of her family members at her house on Bowery Street, for 5:00 golden hour. She held court and doled out chores with the ease of a monarch, while inspiring conversation about some grand new discovery. Nancy is missed by her granddaughters, Abbie Baverstock (Adam Byrne), Teal Baverstock (Rob Wood) and Celty Ziegler (Vince Ziegler) and her 7 and a half great grandchildren. As Nancy desired, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Thank you to staff from the VON and Cheshire Homes. With their kind support, Nancy was able to remain in her home. To honour Nancy’s memory, donations to the Victoria Order of Nurses or Cheshire Homes, would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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MARION MARGUERITE ELLERBECK – At the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday February 6, 2019, Marion Ellerbeck (nee Hineman) passed away at the age of 82. Marion was the beloved wife of Maynard ‘Ben’ Ellerbeck and loving mother of Bev (Lawrence) King of Napanee, Lisa Boyer of Barrie and the late Kenneth Ronald Ellerbeck. Loved grandmother to Adam (Erika), Brittany (Ritch), Dakota and Lindsay and great grandmother to Leo. Dear sister of Bruce (Bonnie) Hineman, Lloyd Hineman, Jean Carter, George Hineman, and the late Charlie, Clayton, Martha (Gerald Rykman), Helen, Bernard (Janet Hineman), Dorothy King, Marilyn Taylor and Keith. Mrs. Ellerbeck rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Memorial service in the chapel on Tuesday April 30 at 11 am. followed by Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) wouild be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Tuesday morning from 10 am. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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LINDA ANN NUGENT – May 18, 1947 – February 5, 2019 – Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. Linda Nugent of Picton, at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Garry. Dear mother of Angela and her husband Steve of Kingston, Douglas and his wife Amy of Picton. Dear sister of Suzanne Nourse and her husband Stephen of Ottawa and the late Patricia. Sister-in-law of Ron Scott of Belleville. Linda will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sydney and Daniel. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Mrs Nugent is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A memorial service will be held in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Saturday February 9th, 2019 at 11 a.m. Reverend Lynne Donovan to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DORIS ELLEN JOYCE BETTELEY – On Tuesday February 5, 2019 Doris Betteley died peacefully in her sleep at the West Lake Terrace, Prince Edward County, at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband Ron, parents Charles Hammond Betteley and Mary Ann (nee Ganon) Betteley, son Thomas “Tommy” Betteley and brother Robert “Bob” Betteley. She will be remembered by friends especially Sue Squires and by residents and staff of West Lake Terrace. At her expressed request, Doris’ body has been donated to the Queen’s University Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and will be followed by interment at Carrying Place Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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DOUGLAS EDWARD HULSE – At the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Wednesday January 30, 2019, Doug Hulse passed away at the age of 91.
Interment has taken place at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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IVA PEARL MARKS – April 14, 1927 – January 28, 2019 – Surrounded by her loving family, Iva died at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday January 28th, 2019. Resident of Williamsburgh, formerly of Picton, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Lionel. Loved mother of Allen, Bill (Dixie), Donald, Sharon (the late Ken Laird), Marilyn, Randy and Donna (Ivan Westover). Proud grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma. Funeral Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday February 4th at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Spring Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the PECMH Foundation or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DONALD EDWARD LOWRY – On Monday January 28, 2019, Donald Lowry passed away at the Belleville General Hospital at the age of 77. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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ADA PAULINE THOMPSON – December 31, 1924 – January 27, 2019 – Died at Hastings Manor on January 27, 2019. Ada Thompson (nee Cunningham), formerly of Picton, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Bryce Hubert Thompson. Loved mother of Shirley Jeffery (Milton) of Picton, John Thompson of Orillia and the late Donald. Proud grammy of Michael, Stephanie, Christopher, Shawn and Patricia. Sister of the late Robert, Sara, Arnold and John “Jack”. Ada was a long serving member and enthusiastic worker for the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Picton. Cremation with private, family interment will take place in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WILMA McCAGG – With sadness her friends announce the death of WILMA McCAGG​ on January 27th, 2019, in Picton.​ Born in Ottawa on November 23, 1928, the eldest of six siblings, Wilma is survived by her youngest sister, Laura McCagg and her husband Rick Massey, of Cantley, Quebec, along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her son, Greg Brady, his wife Dorothy, and their family in Vancouver. Wilma was so proud to be the great-grandmother of baby Scarlett. Before moving to the County, Wilma worked with Covenant House in Toronto, was an active patron of the arts, an avid art collector and on many boards of directors, also studying Philosophy in university courses. After visiting the County for many years, she moved to her cottage in Consecon, and, in 2004, to Wellington, where she was very active in serving her community with the Women’s Institute in Hillier, as Area Chair, and as organizer of their Craft Sale for many years. A co-founder of Grandmothers to Grandmothers with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a high point was attending the conference in Toronto with the Grandmothers from Africa. She supported many causes. Into her eighties, Wilma became an actor, artist, and writer. She was a story-teller who held everybody’s attention wherever she was – including at the hospital on her last afternoon. Her welcoming smile and irrepressible chuckle will be missed at community events. Wilma was deeply loved by her friends who are so grateful for their time spent with her. She was generous, wise, intelligent, loving, funny, full of gratitude, and a positive role model in aging – and now dying. A Celebration of Wilma’s Life will take place at a later date in the spring. ​Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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RAYMOND ROY ALLEN – April 25, 1956 – January 27, 2019 – The time has come and we can’t be together but in our heart you will remain forever. Sadly missed by your sister Connie, nieces Molli and Nikki and your true friends David (Laurie), Ken (Sheila) and many others who will love you always. Cremation has taken place with a private family interment planned in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton.

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PHYLLIS MARION CLOSSON – Peacefully passed away at the Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at the age of 88. Loving wife of 68 years to Orval Closson. Beloved mother of Brenda Drumm, Sandra Closson and Marlene Gunsolus (Peter). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Cheryll, Laurie and Paul Drumm, Trevor Gunsolus (Lisa), Mathew Gunsolus (Jennifer) and her 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Gena Nelson (Gordon), Margaret Stoddard and Beverly Thomas (Don). Predeceased by siblings Ronald Bailey, Barbara Gibbons and Elmer Bailey. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Tuesday, January 29thfrom 1-3 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 30that 2:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington with visiting one hour prior to service. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society of PEC or University Hospitals Kingston Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BETTY FLORENCE CLARKE – September 13, 1927 – January 25, 2019 – Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital, on Friday January 25th, 2019. Betty Clarke, of Picton, formerly of Greenbush, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Dear mother of Sandra Sharpe (Frank) of Picton, Brenda Campbell (Don) of Kingston, Robert (Irene) of Picton, Ann Pappas (Nick) of Amherstview, Howard (Kate) of Portland, Donna Burkom (Bud) of Kingston and the late Fred. Dear sister of Freda Manlow. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Cheryl (Tony), Tracy (Trevor), Tanya, and Andrew (Shasta). Loved by 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Mrs. Clarke is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 2 pm. Reverend Phil Hobbs to officiate. Entombment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the C.N.I.B. would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MACKENZIE (Mac) BURLINGHAM BROWN – December 13, 1917 – January 20, 2019 – With much love and lasting memories, the family announces the passing of Mackenzie (Mac) Brown on January 20, 2019 at the age of 101 at E.J. McQuigge Lodge on the outskirts of Belleville, Ontario. Mac was predeceased on November 24, 2015 by Aileen, his devoted wife for over 73 years, the love of his life. Fond memories of Mac are forever treasured by his daughter and son-in-law Maxine and Daryl Tuck in Thunder Bay, Ontario, grandchildren Kimberly (Steve) Gerber in Austin, Texas and Arden and Judith Tuck and 4 great-grandsons Nathaniel, John, Andrew & Samuel Tuck all in Calgary, Alberta. Mac was also predeceased by his parents Bill and Luella Brown in Picton. Mac and Aileen lived for over 70 wonderful years at the solar home Mac designed and built at 16 Queen Street, Picton until Aileen’s debilitating stroke in February 2013 necessitating their move to E.J. McQuigge Lodge where cousin Bruce Dickie was so wonderfully a most valued regular visitor. Mac was a poultry farmer throughout his working life, retiring in 1977 when he sold his farm and poultry business. Mac loved sailing and built several sailboats. He sailed in Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands and after selling the poultry farm, Mac sailed solo round trip between Picton and Florida and made a number of solo sailing trips across the busy shipping channel from Florida to the Bahamas. Mac and Aileen enjoyed numerous adventures sailing together in the Florida Keys. Mac and Aileen logged many thousands of miles driving to Thunder Bay twice a year playing a very active role with their two grandchildren Arden and Kimberly as they grew up and on into their university and adult years. Mac and Aileen especially enjoyed the many family visits at their home in Picton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home, Picton with a family remembrance and internment in the spring. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LINDA G. MELADY – August 27, 1947 – January 19, 2019 – Linda passed away peacefully with family around her at her beloved home on Big Island on Friday, January 18, 2019. Married to her Sweetheart, the Late James Melady, mother of Michael Hagan (Jennifer Hagan) and Jessica Hagan (Jeffrey Dulmanis) and the Late Zoë Melady. Like a loving mother to Katie Moffitt and family. Grandmother to Thomas Melady. Beloved sister of Ren Duinker (Michiel Duinker) and Dear Niece to Milli Hunt. Life long friend of Carolyn Megill (Frederick Wright). Linda had a keen eye for beauty, she saw it in everything and everyone and left the earth more beautiful than she found it. She was an avid gardener her entire life and a member of the Prince Edward County Master Gardeners. Linda had a deep connection with nature and appreciated all the wonders of the world around her. She was an extremely generous, kind person and she opened her heart and her home to everyone. The family would like to thank Dr. Christie, Karan, Andrew and Sheri for the excellent and compassionate care they all provided to Linda. In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s Memory to Picton Hospital or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. There will be a Celebration of Linda’s Life in her beautiful garden for all her friends and family at a later date. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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AUDREY WIELER – Formerly of Wellington Ontario, passed away peacefully in her 88th year on January 18th, 2019. A devoted resident of “the county”, she loved everything the county had to offer; the wonderful food and riendships, the arts and artisans, her church, and drives throughout the county with husband Vern. She is survived by husband Vern, her children and their spouses Shane (Sharon) and Alahna (Greg), and grandchildren Erika, Patrick, Ariel and Emily. As per Audrey’s request cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JACK ELLIOTT STODDART – August 25, 1944 – January 17, 2019 – Jack Elliott Stoddart, Officer of the Order of Canada, passed away at his home in Rednersville on Thursday January 17, 2019. He leaves his beloved wife Nancy, and his wonderful step-daughters Zoë (Ben), Tessa (Dan), and Emma (Graeme); and grandchildren Rowley, Mies, Miriam, and Eloise. Son of the late Jack and Ruth Stoddart. An avid boater, Jack loved being on the water with his grandchildren, and touring the Bay with friends and family. A deeply proud Canadian, Jack used his professional career for the betterment of the country specifically the literary world, with his founding of Stoddart Publishing in 1986. A private family service was held at home, and a celebration of Jack’s life will take place in the Spring. Online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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HAROLD EDMUND BARTMAN – November 11, 1929 – January 16, 2019 – Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday January 16th, 2019. Harold Bartman, of Glenora, formerly of Black Creek and Pt. Petre, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Nora. Loved father of David Grimmon (Eileen) of Foxboro, Daphne Creasy of Picton, Diane Beach (Bill) of Centre Hastings, Deborah Hudson (Don) of Black Creek, Donna Grimmon of North Vancouver and Darlene Shantz ( Bryan) of Black Creek. Dear brother of Shirley Skratt (Joe), Raymond Bartman (Alice) and the late Donald Bartman and Doris Bell. Proud grandpa of Tanya, Brad, Kelly, Holly, Natalie, Lorraine, Stephen, Christine, Kelsey, Grace, Andrew and Sondra and their families. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Mr. Bartman is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 2 pm. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. 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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BARBARA NORTON – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Elizabeth Norton on January 15th, 2019 in Picton, Ontario. Barbara is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Jean Bourgaize of Perth and her husband Larry Norton. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Anne and Don Hutchings of Perth and brother Peter Bourgaize of Perth. She is also survived by her sons Barry of Wellington, Dean of Regina, her five grandchildren Michael, Jonathan, Andrew, Katherine and Emily, and her seven great-grandchildren Liam, Emma, Fynn, Chloe, Coen, Isla and Magnus. Barbara was born in Montreal on June 2nd, 1928, and moved to the Perth area with her family at a young age. Barb was working in Ottawa in her early 20’s when she met and married Larry, an RCAF serviceman from Balcarres, Saskatchewan. Over the course of Larry’s service career, he and Barb lived in Ottawa, Goose Bay, Winnipeg, London, Cold Lake, Alliston and Baden Soellingen (Germany), before being posted to Trenton where they continued to reside after retirement. Over these years, Barb balanced the responsibilities of raising two boys with employment in the RCAF in a civilian capacity, largely in the area of telecommunications. Barbara was a great lover of nature, and was happiest when she was puttering around the trees and shoreline of the cottage that she and Larry built on her father’s land bordering Big Rideau Lake near Perth. All of her grandchildren recall with great fondness their times at the cottage with Grandma and Grandpa. In their retirement years, Larry and Barb travelled extensively throughout North America in their camper van, from the Florida Keys to Yukon and Alaska and Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. Barbara was a lifelong active member of the United Church, an amateur artist, and a great cat-lover. In her later years, Barb moved to Wellington and subsequently to the HJ McFarland Home in Picton. Barb’s family gives special thanks to the staff of the McFarland Home for the great care and affection they showed to her. Barbara was an exceptionally kind and beautiful person who will be greatly missed by her family and all of those that knew her. A Memorial Service for Barb will be held in the Wellington United Church on June 22nd, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Wellington 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 RAYMOND VILLENEUVE – February 18, 1939 – January 15, 2019 – Peacefully, surrounded by family, at Hospice Prince Edward on Tuesday January 15th, 2019. Joseph Villeneuve, of Ridge Road, Picton, at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Bessie. Dear father of Yvonne McClennon (James) of Picton, Raymond (Tracey) of Picton and Annette Brummell (Brad) of Cherry Valley. Dear brother of Emilda Touchette, George Villeneuve and Louise McLean. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Cristine, Brae-Anne and Hannah. Mr. Villeneuve is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 2 pm. Reverend Peter Spragg to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service. http://www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BEVERLY ANGELA GORDON – Peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019, Dr. Beverly Gordon passed away at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of Peter Grendel and loved sister of Ramon Gordon (Monica) of Florida and the late Bert Gordon (Vivian) of Jamaica. Cherished aunt to Patrick, Andrew, Sonja, Daphnyan, Sharon, Vivian and Kyle. Predeceased by her parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church. Date and time to be confirmed. There will be no prior visitation. The Reverend Father Robert Chisholm officiating. Cremation and interment in Jamaica. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the St. Vincent DePaul Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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J. BARBARA BALSILLIE (nee: Turner) – August 7, 1929 – January 10, 2019 – Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital, on Thursday, January 10th, 2019. Barbara Balsillie, of Picton, formerly of Milford, in her 90th year. Loving wife of 67 years to Ian. Dear mother of Douglas (Leslie) of Harrow, ON, Wendy (late Francois) of Bath, Peter (Barbara) of Milford, Murray of Freeport, Bahamas, Sheila Mc Ilmoyle (David) of Ajax and the late Margaret (1960). Dear sister of Lillian and Norman and the late Renee, Belza, Edith and Stanley. Sister-in-law of the Late Margaret Balsillie (2015). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Megan, Amelia, Maureen, Janelle, Desirae and Billy. Loved by her great grandchildren Imogen and Bennett. Mrs. Balsillie is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 2 pm. Reverend Lynne Donovan to officiate. Cremation has taken place with interment in Kempville Public Cemetery in the spring. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, the County of Prince Edward Public Library or Reaching for Rainbows would be appreciated by the family. 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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JIM RAMSBOTTOM – Passed away suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, at the age of 79. Loved and loving husband of Lee Ramsbottom, Father of sons, Jay (May) and Doug Ramsbottom and grandfather to Abby. Survived by his sisters June Sills (Gary) and Betty Simpson (Wayne) and many nieces and nephews. Jim retired after a long career with the O.P.P. He was actively involved in the community through his work with the Wellington Dukes and various volunteer committees. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends may visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Monday, January 14th from 6-8 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family.

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ALBERT JOSEPH WILKINSON – Passed away peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday January 10, 2019, Albert “Wilkie” Wilkinson, at 95 years of age. A WW2 Veteren, he served his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force for over 25 years before returning to his home in Wellington in 1967. He is survived by his wife Ada (nee Hatheway), a loving partner for over 75 years, by his devoted daughter Beverly Skidmore and by his son-in-law Don, by his children by affection, Doug and Donna Trimble, and by his sister, Joyce Garner. He also leaves behind many caring nieces and nephews. He lived a wonderful full and active life and both family and friends will sadly miss this exceptional soul. Good times were always had whenever he was around. A celebration of his life will be held at the Picton Golf and Country Club on Saturday January 19 from 2 to 4 pm. with tributes at 2:30 pm. If desired, Wilkie had two favourite charities – The Salvation Army of Prince Edward County and Covenant House in Toronto which cares for homeless children. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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SUSAN RIDLEY MOORE – Passed away at her residence on Salmon Pt. Rd. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the age of 64. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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JOHN GORDON FOSTER – March 20, 1971 – January 5, 2019 – Peacefully, with his loving family and friends at his side, John of Belleville, formerly of Port Hope, died at Belleville General Hospital on Saturday January 5th, 2019, at the age of 47. Beloved husband of Peggy Rodgers. Loved father of Paige (Ahtonwa) of Demorestville and Tyler (Tori) of Belleville. Cherished son of Gord and Linda Foster of Consecon. Dear brother of Troy (Crystal) and uncle of Irish. Remembered by the Rodgers family and by Tracey Frederick. John was a hard worker, most recently with Reid’s Dairy, Belleville, and formerly with Nestle, Trenton, and CPK Interior Products, Port Hope. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at BGH and John’s Medical Team at KGH who supported him throughout his short battle with Glioblastoma. A Celebration of John’s life will be held Saturday January 12, 2019 at the Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St., Belleville from 1-4. If desired donations to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Wounded Warriors Canada, or Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by his family. Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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REINHOLD ‘Roy’ TOCHOLKE – October 6, 1929 – January 4, 2019 – Died peacefully at H.J. McFarland Home, Picton on Friday January 4, 2019. Roy Tocholke, formerly of Wellington, at the age of 89. Will be remembered fondly by the friends he made at H.J. McFarland Home and those he made while in Wellington for thirty years. Graveside Service will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Monday January 7th at 3:30 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at H.J. McFarland Home, 603 Highway 49, Picton, on Friday January 11th at 1:30 p.m. If desired, donations to the HJ McFarland Resident’s Council 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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ANNEMARIE WIEHR – Peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, at the age of 84. Loving wife of the late Gerd Wiehr. Beloved mother of Ines, Carola and Steffen (Ulrike). Annemarie was a loving grandmother to her 5 grandchildren: Sarah (James), Brandon, Shane, Tessa and Breanna. She had a passion for travel, enjoyed singing and listening to music and loved to cook and host her friends. Her family and friends will sadly miss her. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 11th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 516 Victoria Avenue, Belleville. 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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PATRICIA JANE McMURTRY – October 30, 1947 – January 3, 2019 – On the third day of this new year A beautiful soul rose to the timeless light Where love and truth arise Her smile illuminated our every moment The kindness of her eyes, her gentle touch Reached and lifted all who knew her The power of her love will be with us always “She saw a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower” Jane McMurtry was a graduate physiotherapist in her 72nd year, wife of Dr. Bob McMurtry who shared 4 children, Sean, Meghan (Matt) and Angus McMurtry (Neeta) and Abbey Oldland (Nick) and 8 grandchildren. She was the deeply beloved Auntie Jane to the McRoberts and McMurtry children and grandchildren. A visitation will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Sunday January 6, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. A celebration of Jane’s life will be held in the spring of 2019 in Toronto. In lieu of flowers contributions would be gratefully received by the ALS Association. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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