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Obituaries – Countylive 2015

 

 

 

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Joan-MarklandJOAN ANN YVONE MARKLAND – March 9, 1935 – December 28, 2015 – The world lost one of its sweetest, most gentle souls in the morning of Monday, December 28th, 2015. Joan Markland (nee Tripp) of Bethel Rd was surrounded by her family as she passed peacefully at her home, in her 81st year. She has touched the lives and souls of everyone around her and her presence in our life is a gift for which we will always cherish. Joan was a dedicated and loving wife of almost 63 years to Ron Markland “Father of 10.” Extraordinary, loving mother of Judy Brown, Dorothy Vandenburg (Dennis), Ron (Mary), Jerry “Pork” (Brenda), Rick (Nila), Jackie, Cheryl, Bryan “Buck” (Barb), Tim (Laurie), Dennis (Steve), Kim who she loved as a daughter. Cherished and loved by her grandchildren Chris, Jamie, Jeff, Darcie, Ashley, Tammy, Norman, Tyler, Bobby-Jo, Nicole, Justin, Marissa, Britain, Kade and Jonathon, as well as her 11 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Bobby Irvine (Vera), Jack Tripp, Karen Insley (Roy), Nancy Prince (Art), sister-in-law of Heather Irvine. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Verna Irvine and her brother Ralph Irvine. Joan leaves behind a legacy of love, joy, compassion, guidance, patience and humor. She truly made a impact on the lives that she touched. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday December 31st at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Lynne Watson and Rev. Jamie Harwood to officiate. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Michael-JohnsonMICHAEL JAMES JOHNSON – Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday December 26, 2015, Mike Johnson of Tweed, in his 36th year. Loved son of Louise Blemkie and step-son of Peter Blemkie. Loving father of Coreta Johnson, grandson of Elsie and the late Alferd Johnson and step-grandson of Barb and Cecil Blemkie. Mike will be sadly missed by his partner Barb McEwen as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mr. Johnson rested at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Saturday January 2 at 11 am. followed by interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Major Dean Locke to officiate. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Fondation would be appreciated. (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 10 am. until service time. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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GENESTA EULALIE PUITTINEN – November 5, 1925 – December 26, 2015 – Peacefully at the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Saturday December 26, 2015, Genesta Puittinen (nee Goodwin) formerly of Cressy, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late LeRoy Melvyn Puittinen. Loved mother of David and his wife Nora of Oshawa and Dale and his wife Terri of Gravenhurst. Dear grandmother of Mai Lyn, Kate, Kyle (Meghan) and Brandon (Amber), greatgrandmother of Jacob, Jordan and Jackson and sister of Audrey and the late Kathleen and Milledge. Mrs. Puittinen rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Cressy United Church on Saturday January 2 at 2 pm. followed by interment in Cressy United Church Cemetery. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation or the Cressy United Church Cemetery would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends at the church from 1 pm. Saturday until Service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Garry-McNameeDAVID GARRY NELSON ‘Garry’ McNAMEE – September 20, 1945 – December 25, 2015 – Passed away peacefully with his family at Hospice Prince Edward on Friday December 25, 2015, Garry McNamee, formerly of Picton, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Ryckman) and loved father of Tony and his wife Colleen of Ajax and Cindy McNamee and her partner Jonathan Meisner of Calgary. Proud grandfather of Sean, Jaydyn, Nicholas and Logan and brother of Dona (Don Geggie), Richard (Diane), Terry and Judy Regis. Mr. McNamee rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON Celebration of Life to take place at the Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre on Wednesday December 30 from 1 to 4 pm. with a remembrance service at 2 pm. led by the Reverend Audrey Whitney. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Transplant Advocate Association of Kingston or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Leo-KirbyLEO MALCOLM KIRBY – November 23, 1942 – December 22, 2015 – Surrounded by his family at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday December 22nd, 2015. Leo Kirby of Church Street, Picton at the age of 73. Beloved husband of the late Shirley. Dear father of Cheryl and her husband Paul Kerr of Picton, Janice and her husband Terry Daley of Picton and Chris and his wife Julie of Cherry Valley. Dear brother of Paul and his wife Janet of Bloomfield and Mike and his wife June of Trenton and the late Douglas. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Victoria, Tyler, Curtis, Jessica, Travis, Alanah and Kasey. A graveside service will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Wednesday December 30th, at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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HELGA KARIN BOELEN – (nee Bergmann) January 17, 1957 – December 20, 2015 – Passed away peacefully at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, ON.
After living many years in Montreal and Toronto, Helga embraced “the County” as her home, and a place to create and perfect her beautiful art. Beloved wife of Paul Boelen for over 34 years. Helga will be deeply missed by her sons Matthew and James, and her much loved dog Wally. Helga is the cherished daughter of Robert Bergmann of Grand Bend, ON and the late Inge Bergmann. She is survived by her sister Tina (Lance) Keutsch and her brothers Uwe (Cindy) Bergmann and Bob (Cathy) Bergmann. Many thanks to Helga’s care team from ParaMed and Saint Elizabeth, and to her doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. A very special thank-you to her many friends and Dr. Helen Cluett of the Prince Edward Family Health Team who all went far beyond expectations to support Helga through her time of need. At Helga’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a future date in 2016. Memorial Donations may be made to the Storehouse Food Bank or the PEC Field Naturalists would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, ON.
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Carline-InchCARLINE RUTH INCH – February 26, 1940 – December 17, 2015 – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Tuesday, December 17th, 2015. Carline Inch of Hallowell House, at the age of 75. Loved mom of Deborah Thompson (Junior) of Picton, David Inch (Laurie) of Bloomfield, Charlene Inch of Picton, Dwayne Inch (Kim) of Milford and Stacey Tripp (Eric) of Consecon. Proud nannie of Jamie, Jessica, Brandon, Sean, Chris, Aaron, Bethany, Shayne, Connor, Stephen, Kyle and great-nannie of Max, Andie and Logan. A Memorial Service will held at First Baptist Church, Picton on January 9th, 2016 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Hallowell House Resident’s Council would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.
Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Virginia-BlakelyVIRGINIA WHITNEY BLAKELY – October 2, 1925 – December 16, 2015 – After a well lived life, Virginia died peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday December 16th, 2015. Virginia Blakely of Picton, at the age 90. She will be reunited for Christmas with her beloved husband Woodrow and youngest son Gordon. Sadly missed by her daughter Linda Boyce (Larry) of Wellington and Jim (Cathy) of Picton. Much loved and adored by her grandchildren Natasha, Greg, Gavin, Briar, Lucas, Stephanie, Marnie, Jamie, Michael, Ryan, Alyssa and their spouses, and her great-grandchildren and great grandson. Dear sister of John “Billy” Batton of Toronto. Mrs. Blakely rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday December 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. whattamfuneralhome.com* * *Kim-RutterKIMBERLY GALE RUTTER – December 15, 1958 – December 14, 2015 – After a short illness at Belleville General Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family on Monday December 14th, 2015. Kim Rutter (nee Beimers), of Picton, at the age of 56. Beloved mom of Amanda Gilbert and her husband Kyle of Ottawa, Aaron Rutter of Ottawa and Allison Rutter of Belleville. Proud grandma of Stella, Logan and Arthur. Dear sister of Peter (Lisa), Kinda, Jon, Pat and Chris and cousin of Jill. She will be lovingly remembered by the Rutter and Beimers families. At the request of Kim, a private family gathering will take place. A graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery will be announced in the spring of 2016. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Gena-PowersGENA BESSIE POWERS – May 7, 1939 – December 14, 2015 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Monday December 14th, 2015. Gena Powers, of Wellington, at the age of 76. Beloved mother of George Liddle and his wife Teresa of Bloomfield. Grandmother of Jessica Fox and her fiancé Chris Reid of Wellington and great-grandmother of Nolan, Brooklyn and Addison. Gena was a member and served proudly with the Order of the Royal Purple 147, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78, Picton and with her church family at Wellington United Church. GENA IS RESTING AT THE WHATTAM FUNERAL HOME, 33 MAIN STREET, PICTON, ON. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel on Thursday December 17th at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Steven Spicer to officiate. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. Friends may visit Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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J. KEVIN BABCOCK – February 1, 1960 – December 10, 2015 – Suddenly at home in Cherry Valley on Thursday, December 10, 2015, Kevin Babcock at the age of 55. Beloved husband of Brenda (nee King). Loved father of Cody. Cherished son of Carol McKeown of Belleville and John Babcock (Joy) of London and brother of Sandra (Stewart Martin) of Mississauga and the late Penny and Jim. Will be remembered by Brenda’s daughters Jennifer and Tammy and by his nephew and nieces. GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Wednesday December 16th at 3:30 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney to Officiate If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.
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Hackett,-AllenALLEN HENRY HACKETT – Passed away peacefully on December 9th, 2015 at the Kingston General Hospital with family and friends by his side. ALLEN HENRY HACKETT, at the age of 78. Loving husband of Marilyn (Brickman) Hackett for 55 wonderful years. Father of Deborah Coulbeck (Keith Jones) and Robert Hackett (Cindy). Loving grandfather to Joshua and Deanna Coulbeck and Sarah, Jonathan, Emma and Mary Hackett. Some of Al’s greatest passions were being a part of the Shriners and the Masons and his marshalling duties at the WOTL Golf Course. He will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. A special thank you to Reverend Steve Spicer. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE from 1-3 p.m on Thursday, December 17th. On Thursday evening, visitation will be held at the Wellington United Church from 6-8 p.m. with a Masonic Service being held at 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 18th at the Wellington United Church at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada would be appreciated by the family.
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Glenn-Williams-GLENN WILLIAMS – April 30, 1958 – December 8, 2015 – At his summer retreat at Pt. Petre on Tuesday December 8th, 2015. Glenn Williams of Oshawa, formerly of the County at the age of 57. Cherished father of Sheena and Leah (Alan). Dear brother of Gail Burns, Faye Henley (George), Doug (Sharon), Mary Markland (Ron), Kathy Hill (John), Diane King (Barry), Lori Paugh (Dan), Laverne, Roy and the late Terry, Ray and Joyce Steenburgh. Sadly missed by his grandson Alan III. A public visitation will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home on Monday December 14th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association 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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BRIAN SHEWCHUK – Passed away on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at Hospice Prince Edward. Brian Shewchuk, of Wellington, at the age of 64. Loving husband of Lee Marion. Dear brother of Gary Shewchuk. Brian was active in the Wellington Legion Br. 160 and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends in the community. At Brian’s request cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends will take place on Saturday, December 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellington Legion. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON
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Velma-DemilleVELMA JUNE DeMILLE – September 9, 1936 – December 2, 2015 – After a lengthy illness on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Velma DeMille, of Picton, at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Douglas. Loved mom of Douglas George (Debbie), Beverly Hele (Lee), Debbie Newson, Brian (Chris), Dale (Donna), Brenda Williams and Jackie (Ray). Survived by her sisters Ruth, Cathy, Margaret and Diane, brothers Ivan, Larry and Jerry and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Thursday December 10th at 3:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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VanMeer-LaurettaLAURETTA CLAIRE VAN MEER – After a lengthy illness, passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Lauretta Van Meer (nee Platt) of RR1 Bloomfield at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Don. Loved mother of Caroline and her husband Wayne Blackman of Tweed, Jennifer and her husband Jacques Messier of Toronto and the late Donnie Van Meer and mother-in-law of Kelly Pound. Proud grandma of Anthony, Julien and Gabriel and great-grandma of Benjamin and Noah. Dear sister of Mary Platt of Picton and Craig Platt (Paula) of West Lake. Remembered fondly by her many nieces and nephews and by the Van Meer families. Mrs. Van Meer is resting at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571   FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Saturday December 5 at 11 am. The Reverend Maureen Ellison officiating. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Ontario would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 10 am. until service time. Online condolences www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
* **Hewick-MaryMARY HOUSTON HEWICK – Passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Mary Hewick (nee Duffort), at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Frederick Hewick for 69 years and loved mother of Frank and Mary-Alice Hooper, all of Picton. Loved grandmother to Ian (Kym), Drew, Meg (Jared Coyne) and Victor and great-grandmother to Jack and Lachlan. Dear sister of the late Shirley O’Brien. A graveside committal service will take place at West Lake Church of Christ Cemetery – date and time to be confirmed – following cremation. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-571 www.hicksfuneralhome.ca* * *SOPHIE WISHNOUSKY (nee PALAMAR) – Sophie Wishnousky passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred D. Wishnousky. Sophie leaves behind her son Walter (Lillian), her grandchildren Dale (Annie), Vivian (Rafael), Brian (Monica), Christian (Manon), Candice, Cameron and Alyson, her great grandchildren Stephen, Carolyn, Sarah, Gabriella, Benjamin, Madison, Kara, Christopher, Charlie, Noah and Emma. Predeceased by her sons Gerald, William and Thomas. A Service will take place in the spring of 2016 in Montreal. Memorial Donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (www.pecmhf.ca) Arrangements entrusted to AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON* * *Broadbridge,-AnnieANNIE ADELIA (Collier) BROADBRIDGE -Annie Broadbridge, resident of McFarland Nursing Home, Picton, died November 28th, 2015 after several years of living with advanced Alzheimers. Annie was born January 11th, 1923 in Sudbury, ON, the fifth child of Joseph William Collier and Clara Frances Terry. The family moved back to Prince Edward County when she was still an infant and she has lived in the county for all her life. All of her married life was lived in Wellington (mainly on Maple Street). Annie married Sidney Broadbridge (brother-in-law of her sister) on November 9th, 1945 in Anglican Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Picton. They did not have children.Both worked in general labour throughout the county and especially in the canning factories in the Wellington and Cressy areas. Annie was proud that she was one of the fastest tomato packers on the line. She was also noted for her sense of fun and love of practical jokes. Annie and Sid were longtime members of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington, where there is a memorial window for Sid near their habitual pew. Besides church activities, Annie enjoyed handcrafts such as knitting, quilting and cross-stitch on canvas or plastic web, jigsaw puzzles (she would hide a piece so that she would have the last one to finish it off) and playing cards. Annie was predeceased by her parents, husband, brother James Collier, and sisters Evelyn (Leroy) Bauerlein, Ethel (Charles) Broadbridge and Beatrice (Frank) Greeley. She is survived by her brother Travice (Maisie) Collier, Thunder Bay, ON. Annie is remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington Reverend David Smith officiating Interment Wellington Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON* * *Aileen-BrownC. AILEEN BROWN – November 23, 1921 – November 24, 2015 – Passed away peacefully at E.J. McQuigge Lodge on the outskirts of Belleville, Ontario on November 24, 2016 at the age of 94 with Mac, her devoted husband for over 73 years, at her side. Aileen will always be cherished as the much-loved mother of Maxine Tuck & husband Daryl of Thunder Bay, Ontario and treasured grandmother of Kimberly Tuck of Austin, Texas and Arden Tuck & wife Judith of Calgary, Alberta. Aileen was also very proud of her four great-grandsons Nathaniel, John, Andrew & Samuel Tuck in Calgary. Aileen and Mac lived at 16 Queen Street, Picton for over 70 years until Aileen’s debilitating stroke in February 2013. Aileen and Mac enjoyed numerous adventures sailing together in the Florida Keys many winters during their 60’s and their twice a year drives up to Thunder Bay to be with their daughter Maxine and their grandchildren Arden and Kimberly as they grew up. Aileen especially enjoyed her over 50 years with her bridge club members and her many wonderful friends in Picton and area. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home in Picton with a celebration of life at a later date. If so desired, a donation can be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Aileen Brown.* * *Nellie-Spaan--001NEELTJE (Nellie) SPAAN – August 30, 1929 – November 20, 2015 – Suddenly at her home at Green Point on Friday November 20th, 2015, Nellie Spaan at the age of 86. Beloved wife for over sixty years of Casey. Loved mom of Will and his wife Yvonne of Barrie and Wendy Alberts of Belleville. Proud oma of Daryl, Casey, Megan, Tiffany and Sofija and great-oma of Andrew, Dylan, Mackenzie, Declan, Kalie, Ruby, Jordyn and Lexi. The family will receive friends at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Wednesday November 25th from 10 a.m. until noon. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated (cheques only please).* * *Gwen-BlackGWENDOLYN ALICIA BLACK – December 9, 1937 – November 19, 2015 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park Nursing Home on November 19th, 2015 after a long fight with cancer. Gwen Black (nee Leeman), formerly of West Lake, at the age of 77. Loved mother of Patti and her husband Dean Mantle of Picton and Peggy and her husband Gary Burgess of Bowmanville. Lovingly remembered by her granddaughters Natalie and Avery Burgess. GWEN IS RESTING AT THE WHATTAM FUNERAL HOME, 33 MAIN STREET, PICTON, ON. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel on Monday November 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Peter Spragg to officiate. Interment to follow at West Lake Church Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Friends may visit Sunday afternoon from 1 until 3 pm. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com* * *

Joe-DelapointeJOSPEH WILFRED DELAPOINTE – May 6, 1924 – November 16, 2015 – After a long, well lived life, Joe died suddenly at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday November 16th, 2015. Joe Delapointe, of Upper Lake Street, Picton, at the age of 91. A dear life long friend of the late Charles Wilson. Joe’s sense of humour and infectious smile will be missed by his house-mates, friends and staff of Community Living. MR. DELAPOINTE IS RESTING AT THE WHATTAM FUNERAL HOME, 33 MAIN STREET, PICTON, ON. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel on Thursday November 19th, at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to Community Living Prince Edward would be appreciated. (Cheques only Please) Friends may visit Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Dan-NortonDANIEL EDWARD NORTON – December 22, 1953 – November 15, 2015 – Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Sunday November 15th, 2015. Dan Norton, of Cherry Valley, at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Bev. Loved father of Ralph and his wife Melissa of Kingston, Carolyn and her husband Mike of Lake on the Mountain and Corey and his wife Lindsey of Sault Ste. Marie. Proud papa of Jocelyn, Lyncon, Danica and Blake. Dear brother of Shirley, Della (Ed), Donny, Cliff, Bruce and Brian, brother-in-law of Ola and Arthur and son-in-law of Joyce Pultz. Dan enjoyed his time at Sophiasburgh Public School and really appreciated the cards from all the kids. At Dan’s request, cremation has taken place, with a public graveside service to be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring of 2016. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Lil-BaileyELIZABETH ‘Lil’ BAILEY – August 17, 1931 – November 14, 2015 – Elizabeth “Lil” Bailey Peacefully, surrounded by her family and dear friend Esther at QHC – Belleville General Hospital, on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Lil Bailey, of Picton, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Bailey. Dear mother of Kim Flemming (Kent), and Stephen (Nancy). Loving “Wee Nana” of Bailey. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the Chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday November 17th, at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Jamie Harwood to Officiate Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends Tuesday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Knox,-Helen-(1)HELEN KNOX – Surrounded by her family at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, November 13th, 2015 Helen Knox died at the age of 103. Beloved wife of the late Bill Knox. Helen will be sadly missed by Jane and John Allison and their sons Andrew and Adam and her many nieces and nephews. At Helen’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no service. A private interment will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations to the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Donations may be made payable to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and mailed to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church 244 Main Street, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0 www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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Bruce-MorrisMORRIS ALFRED ALMER BRUCE – November 14, 1938 – November 13, 2015 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Friday November 13th, 2015. Morris Bruce of Picton, formerly of Bloomfield at the age of 76. Beloved husband of the late Nelda. Loved father of Lynn Jones of Belleville, Valerie and Clarence Campbell of Belleville. Paul of Calgary and Lisa and Clifford Mills of Picton. Dear brother of Morley of Sudbury, Mavis Aide (Earl) of Hartsmere, ON. and the late Marion Cory. Brother-in-law Dan Cory of Brampton. Proud Poppa of Adam, Ryan, Daniel, Jacob, Vickie and Kayla. Great Poppa of Brandy, Grayson, Alexis and Ryker. FUNERAL SERVICE in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home on Monday November 16th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Dorothy Lancaster to officiate. Interment Hicksite Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations made to Hospice Prince Edward or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to, the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Ronald-HatchRONALD WILLIAM FREDERICK HATCH – March 6, 1929 – November 12, 2015 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Thursday, November 12th, 2015, Ron Hatch of Agincourt, ON, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Beryl. Dear father of Janet Gerry and her husband John of Agincourt, ON and David and his wife Stacey of Bloomfield, ON. Dear Poppa of Kristine, Neil Spencer and Jesse. Great Poppa of Madeleine and Rylynn. Ron was a retired staff superintendent of the Police Auxiliary of Toronto, past member of the Melita Lodge #605 of Thornhill and served in the Royal Navy in WWII. By Mr. Hatch’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place at the Scarborough Golf and Country Club in Toronto, ON on December 7th, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. If desired, memorial donations made to Hospice Prince Edward or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Lowden,-KathleenKATHLEEN LOUISE LOWDEN nee Kress – 14 March 1937 – 6 November 2015 – Passed away at home in Wellington, ON surrounded by her family with her loving husband of fifty-six years, Jim, at her side. Kathy fought a hard fourteen month battle with cancer with the support of family and friends and was very grateful for their kindness and thought. She is survived by her daughters Jennifer Lynett and Judy (Darrell) Flieler and her son Jim (Ellen) as well as her six grandchildren, Alex (Aimee) Chambers, Lucy (Chris) Lynett, Duncan and Adam Flieler and Laura and Grace Lowden. Special thanks to Dr. Kankesan and all the nurses at the Oncology Clinic at Belleville General Hospital,to Dr. Helen Cluett of the Prince Edward Family Health Team and to the nurses at Bayshore and the PSW ladies at Care Partners. A private family funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Wellington. All are welcome to celebrate Kathy’s life at a reception at the Waring House Hall, 395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton, ON at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21st, 2015. Memorial Donations to the Oncology Department at the Belleville General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online donations may be made through www.bghf.ca or cheques may be mailed to Belleville General Hospital Foundation, Oncology Department 265 Dundas Street East, Belleville, Ontario K8N 5A9 Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, ON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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Lyric-NaylorLYRIC ELWOOD BRUNO NAYLOR – April 20, 2015 – October 29, 2015 – At the age of six months, Lyric passed away with his family at his grandparents home on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Loved and cherished infant son of Ashley Bark and Cory Naylor, little Lyric will be forever remembered by big sister Bella. He is survived by grandparents Peter and Tammy Bark of Amherstview and Rick and Charlotte Naylor of Napanee and greatgrandparents Gary and Emily Naylor and Rose and Albert MacDonald. Special nephew to Krista (Josh Lambert), Chris (Laura Bark), Trevor and Michelle (Mike Holmes) and their families. Lyric joins his greatgrandparents Howard Carr, Bernice Naylor and Heinz and Irma Bark. Lyric is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. 613-476-2450. FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial donations to the Ronald McDonald House or Sick Kids Hospital would be greatly appreciated. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 pm. and Friday morning from 10 a.m. until service time. Online condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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JANETTA BROWN – Passed away at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Dawson Brown. Janetta leaves behind her daughters Kathleen Carberry and Conaboy Brown (Neil) and her grandchildren Dawson and Megan Carberry. Survived by her sister Kathleen Milne and her brothers Johnny and Walter Conaboy. Predeceased by her brother Joseph Conaboy. At Jan’s request there will be no service or visitation. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, ON.

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Robert-TaylorROBERT ‘Bob’ EUGENE TAYLOR – September 18, 1935 – October 31, 2015 –  Fifty Year Member of Millwright Local 1410 in Kingston. Peacefully at QHC – Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, October 31st, 2015. Bob Taylor of Picton, at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the Deanna (nee Wiggins). Loved father of Rolly and his wife Judy and Todd and his wife Gillian, grandpa of Tina (Tim), Tara (Stephen), Tamberlee (Ronnie), and Abby. Great grandpa of Katlyn, Cory, Johnathon, Rebecca, Taylor and Tyler, and great great grandpa of Mia. Survived by sister Elva. Mr. Taylor is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Friday November 6th, at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Peter Spragg to Officiate. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Jean-McQuaidJEAN MARGARET McQUAID – July 24, 1917 – October 30, 2015 – Peacefully surrounded by the love of family at Westgate Lodge, Belleville on Friday October 30th, 2015. Jean McQuaid, formerly of The County and Belleville, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Leo McQuaid. Loved mother of Linda and her husband Norm Thompson of South Hampton, ON, Allie McQuaid-Neill and her husband Al Neill of The County, Glenn and his wife Jane of Picton and of her son the late Kaye McQuaid. Mother-in-law of Margie of Belleville. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Wendy, Kim, Jane, Brad, Melissa, Angela, Brittany, Scott and Corrine and their families. Mrs. McQuaid is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Bloomfield United Church on Monday November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Ms. Maureen Ellison to officiate. Interment to follow at West Lake Church Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Friends may call at the church on Monday 1 p.m. until service time. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Burton-PearsollBURTON KEITH PEARSOLL – March 19, 1947 – October 29, 2015 – Suddenly at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday October 29th, 2015, at the age of 68. Burt Pearsoll, born and raised in Picton, formerly of Ancaster, returned upon retirement to The County. Beloved husband of Christine Pearsoll (nee Taylor) and the late Linda Lee Tripp Pearsoll. Loved father of Keith (Nancy) of Vaughan, Smith of Toronto and Hart of Ottawa and stepfather of Darren Marshall (Jennifer) of Picton and Stephen Marshall (Mejha) of Kingston. Proud papa of Brooke, Rowan, Calvin, Austin, Nicholas, Chloe and Alexander. Dear son of the late Keith and Margaret Pearsoll and brother of Anne Leask of Hamilton and the late John Pearsoll. Mr. Pearsoll is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Picton on Tuesday November 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Charles Morris to officiate. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Church of St. Mary Magdalene would be appreciated. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  Online condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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SHARON HACKETT (nee Newson) – Passed away peacefully at her home in Wooler surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 29th, 2015, in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Gord Hackett. Loving and caring mother of Mike (Shannon), Chris and Cassie (Nic Cormier). Dear Nana to Dustin. Survived by her brothers Stan (Nancy) and Robert Newson. Sharon drove school bus for 30 years and all who knew her will sadly miss her. As per Sharon’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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Helen-BroughHELEN IVY (Nellie) BROUGH – April 13, 1928 – October 27, 2015 – April 13, 1928 – October 27, 2015 At Trenton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015. Helen Brough, formerly of Picton, after a valiant fight with cancer and heart disease. Beloved wife of the late Willet (Bill). Mother of Linda (John) Manlow, Shirley Archer, Brenda (Greg) Dafoe and Susan (Andy) Shaw. Dear sister of Gladys Clarkson, Roy Hopkins and Phyllis Martin and predeceased by George Hopkins, Iris Robinson and Mary Kemsley. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also missed by her new friends at Carrington Residence, Trenton. FUNERAL SERVICE in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home on Friday October 30th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 9:30 until time of service. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Doris-RobitailleDORIS MARY ROBITAILLE – Peacefully at the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Monday October 26, 2015, Doris Robitaille (nee Courneyea), at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Captain (retired) Leopold Henri ‘Paul’ Robitaille. Much loved mother of Douglas (Merry) of Texas and Lois (John) Keselica of Burlington and the late Michael, Paul, Lynda and Anne. Dear grandmother of Carleen (David), Charleen (late Reid), Nicole, Dr. J. David (Annette) and Lisa (Jeoffrey) and greatgrandmother of 10. Sister of Barbara Denard, Herman, Wilfred and the late Bernadette Setters, Florence Smith, Freda Hobson, Donald, Fred, Leonard, Edmund, David, Norman and Raymond. Special thanks to the dedicated staff of the H J McFarland Memorial Home for their compassion and exceptional care shown to Doris. Mrs. Robitaille rested at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571    MEMORIAL MASS will be celebrated at St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church on Saturday November 7, 2015 at 10:30 am. followed by interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial donations to the H J McFarland Resident’s Council would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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WILLIAM BROADBENT – November 11, 1943 – October 26, 2015 – Passed away at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday October 26th, 2015. Bill Broadbent of 113 Mary Street, Picton at the age of 71. Dear brother of Jack, Bob, Kenny, Marlene, Maureen, Cathy and the late Carol. Bill will be fondly remembered by the Thurston family. MEMORIAL SERVICE in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home on Friday October 30th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Loyalist Humane Society. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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Mary-WallMARY WALL – March 6, 1922 – October 24, 2015 – Passed away at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at the age of 93. Mary graduated from the Royal Academy of Music at 12 years of age. She represented Wales in women’s soccer, she was president of Picton Seniors for sixteen years, sang in several church choirs in addition to playing the piano and accordian. Mary will be missed by her son Vance Jeffries and his family. A special thank you to Dr. Amber Hayward Stewart and nursing staff of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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KENNETH HARMON CANNON – September 11, 1929 – October 21, 2015 – Peacefully in his sleep at Kentwood Park Home on Wednesday October 21st, 2015. Ken Cannon of Picton, formerly of Harmony Home at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Harriet. Father of Janine. Brother of Bernard Cannon of Belleville and the late Grace Hegadorn and brother-in-law of Laverne Hegadorn of Picton. Step-father of Charlotte of Alberta and Kenneth of Quebec. A graveside service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton on Wednesday October 28th at 11:00 a.m. Major Dean Locke to officiate. If desired, donations to Salvation Army Community Church Picton would be appreciated.

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Barbara-SedoreBARBARA JEAN SEDORE – Passed away with her family at her side at Hospice Prince Edward on Saturday October 17, 2015, Barbara Sedore (nee Stevenson), at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Richard Sedore and loved mother of Norma (Max Benoit), Linda (Kim Williams), Sandra (Arnold Wannamaker), Kathy (John Brooks), Bonnie (Rick Wannamaker) and Debbie (Robert Pounder). Proud grandmother of 10 and greatgrandmother of 14. Dear sister of Gerald (Linda), Audrey Creighton, Ruth (Rocky) Lunan and the late John, Ralph, Norm (Bev) and Stan (Ellen). Mrs. Sedore rested at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. MEMORIAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Wednesday October 21 at 2 pm. followed by interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Wednesday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time. Online condolences www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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Paul-McConnellPAUL WILLIAM McCONNELL – May 4, 1959 – October 12, 2015 – Suddenly at his home on Monday October 12th, 2015. Paul McConnell of Sandy Hook, at the age of 57. Dedicated employee of ESSROC for 38 years. Beloved husband of Kathy. Dear father of Candace and her husband Joey Burrows of Ameliasburg and Christy and her husband Ryan McKee of Napanee. Dear brother of Steven and Katherine McConnell. Cherished Poppa of Jordan, Carter, Carson and Carissa. Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Reta Pringle, sister-in-law Bonnie Frost (Dennis) and Cindy Coates (Bill) and brother-in-law of Rodney Pringle (Sheila). Paul will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Reverend Jennifer Sokolowsky to officiate. If desired, memorial donations to Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Arrangments entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Conforzi,-PhyllisPHYLLIS SHIRLEY CONFORZI (nee BOYD) – Passed away peacefully in her 87th year on Sunday, October 11th , 2015 at the Richmond Retirement Residence, Belleville, ON. Phyllis grew up in Allisonville and became a school teacher starting her career in a one-room schoolhouse. She moved to Toronto and continued her teaching at Brock Public School. Phyllis will be sadly missed by her son Vincent Conforzi (Lucie) and her daughter Jacqueline Clayton (Paul). She was predeceased by her husband Eddie Conforzi and her son Garry. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Sarah, Rochelle and Carling and her siblings Max, Maxine, Joan and John. The family would like to thank the staff at the Richmond for their care and support. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 14 th at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington, ON. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the church. Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating Interment Bowerman-McFaul Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ( www.camh.ca ) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington

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GEORGE SKILLEN ALLEN – At home in Consecon on Sunday October 4, 2015, George Allen at the age of 72. Father of two, Margaret Korning and Jeffery Allen. Son of the late Clesson and Caroline (nee Middleton) Allen. George leaves behind his siblings Audrey Allen of Picton, Richard Allen of Wellington, Don Allen of Barrie and Mary Anne Allen of Belleville, 4 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Allen is resting at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 MEMORIAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Friday October 9 at 2 pm. followed by interment of cremated remains at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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HELEN WINNIFRED LEE (nee Broadbridge) passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2015 at age 83. She was at Burnaby General Hospital in BC with family by her side. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Ethel Broadbridge, Helen is survived by her husband Orland, her son Dean (Melanie) and her brothers Stan (Doreen), Ron (Susan), her sister Dorothy (Bill) Wight, and her many other relatives and friends. Helen’s interests included track and field, hockey, hairdressing, floral arranging, gardening and trying to outsmart the contestants on TV game shows. She will be remembered as a loving mother, devoted wife and caring neighbour. Helen’s final wishes were to have her life celebrated rather than mourned. An announcement for an informal gathering will follow at a later date. With this in mind, instead of sending flowers, please help us work toward celebrating a cure for dementia through making a donation in her honour at http://www.alzheimer.ca/en

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GRACE HELEN WEST – After a lengthy illness in her 83rd year, Grace died on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015. While Grace grew up in Hearst, Ontario and lived in Toronto for many years, she always loved Prince Edward County and moved to Picton, then Wellington almost twenty years ago. Grace will be sadly missed by daughters Janice Hietala of Kingston and Jennifer Hietala-Crowe (James) of Mississauga and grandchildren Joe Harvey, Robert Harvey and Emily Crowe,
sister Gwen Durst of Clinton, brother Terry (Peggy) West of Ottawa and many nieces and nephews across Canada. As an elementary school teacher, Grace developed one of the first English as a Second Language programs in North York.
Grace loved to write and her work was published in various newspapers and magazines over the years. The family would like to thank the staff at Sandbanks Medical Centre in Wellington, CCAC, VON and the Smile Program for their assistance and caring. A private family service was held on Saturday, October 3rd in Cannington, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Ainsworth Funeral Home,
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Edith-RutterEDITH LILLIAN RUTTER – May 15, 1925 – October 2, 2015 – Peacefully, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on October 2, 2015. Edith Rutter of Bloomfield, at the age of 90. Predeceased by her beloved husband Percy and eldest son Arthur. Dear mother of Dennis of Westlake, Fred and wife Barb of Belleville, Robert and wife Christine of Wellington, Lori and Tim DeMarsh of Consecon. Sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchild. Survived by her sisters, Eleanor Falconer and Gladys Riehl both of Clinton, predeceased by brothers Harold, Norman and Clifford Pepper, and sister Viola Taylor. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the Chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 10:30am. The Reverend Don Walcott officiating. Interment to follow at the Church of Christ Cemetery Westlake. If desired, donations to the Westlake Community Church or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8pm. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DONALD ANTHONY ZELASKO JR. – After a short battle with complications of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Donald passed away at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday September 27, 2015, at the age of 55. Much loved husband and best friend of Carol (nee Baker). Father to Ashley (late Rob), Tim (Samantha) and Tom. Step-father to Jody (Sabrina) and Jennifer (Dave). Proud grandfather of 14. As desired by Mr. Zelasko, cremation has taken place and a Memorial service will follow at a later date. Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to ther HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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Kathleen-HelfertyKATHLEEN HELFERTY – November 23, 1921 – September 26, 2015 – Peacefully with family by her side at Manor on Loyalist Parkway on Saturday September 26, 2015. Kathleen Helferty, formerly of Main Street, Picton, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Jerry. Loved mother of Frank (Perle), Mike (Gina), Rose Anne (Hugh), Pat Fox (David). Dear sister of Bernice Young, Joe (Jane) McAlpine and the late Isabel, Leo, Theresa and Mary and sister-in-law of Celia McAlpine and Rose Mary Ryan. Much loved grandma of Christopher, Kelly, Ian, Jackie, Hugh and Tim and great-grandma of Mila, Annika, Isaac and Peyton. Mrs. Helferty is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday September 29th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Friends may call on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:45 p.m. whattamfuneralhome.com

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MONICA COGHLAN – Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at Trent Valley Lodge, Trenton, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Roger Joseph Coghlan. Cherished mother of Susan Colvill of Bognor Regis, England, David Coghlan of Trenton, Michael Coghlan of Trenton and Keith Coghlan of Wellington. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Bruce, Shawn, Karla, Richard, James and Rylan and her many great grandchildren. Monica was a war bride who came to Canada in 1945 to share her love and life with Roger. At Monica’s request a private family service will take place followed by interment at Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to Covenant House covenanthousedonations.ca
would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON

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Doris-BxterDORIS GWENDOLYN BAXTER – September 26, 1924 – September 25, 2015 – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday September 25th, 2015. Doris Baxter (nee Scott), of Bloomfield, at the age of 91. Beloved wife for over sixty-eight years of Alan. Loved mother of Lindley and his wife Iris of Ottawa and Jean and her husband Peter Barber of Oakville. Proud grandma of Khatrina, Chrissie, Scott and Julia. Predeceased by her brothers Reg and Doug Scott and will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario on Friday October 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Ms. Maureen Ellison officiating. Followed by private family interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Friends may call on Friday afternoon from one o’clock until the time of the service. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE ALBERT JONES – Suddenly at his home on Thursday September 24, 2015, George Jones – “Sash, Door and Machine Shop” of Picton, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Carolyne Ida (nee Lumley) and loved father of Janet Jones-Smith and her husband Paul Salivar of Toronto. A family graveside committal service will take place in Cressy Cemetery at a later date following cremation. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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Christianna-TammelCHRISTIAAN TAMMEL – February 12, 1927 – September 21, 2015 – Passed away peacefully at home on Monday September 21st, 2015. Chris Tammel, of Picton, formerly of Bloomfield, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Johanna. Loved father of Ena & Rick Mitchell of Toledo, ON, Johanna & Peter Ackerman of Oxford Mills, Ingrid & Dan Nicholson of Harrowsmith, William & Joanne of Bloomfield, Christina & Ian Fox of Bloomfield and stepfather of Linda & Chris Price of Orleans. Proud opa of Stacy, Ermand, Preston, Mac, Carly, Harry, Justin, Kierstin, Selina, Matthew and Sarah. Dear brother of Willem of Holland, Willamiena Ormel (Gerrit) of Holland and Gerrit (Willamiena) of Belleville. Mr. Tammel is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service will be held at Bethany Christian Reformed Church on Thursday September 24th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Hicksite Cemetery. If desired, donations to Bethany Christian Reformed Church or Sonrise Christian Academy would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Joan-DurwardJOAN MARY DURWARD – April 14, 1923 – September 19, 2015 – Peacefully, surrounded by her family at West Lake Terrace on September 19, 2015. Joan Durward, formerly of Picton, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Ronald. Loved mum of Jim and his wife Linda of Picton, Kathie Hemmings of Belleville, Lisa and her husband Allen Robinson of Picton and the late Lynne and Ronnie and mother-in-law of the late Kent Hemmings. Proud grama of Lori and her husband Mike and the late Leanne and great-nana of Mitchell. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and their families. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the Chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton on Wednesday September 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. The family will receive friends Wednesday beginning at 12 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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VIVIAN MARIE ALLIBAN – At the Hospice Prince Edward on Wednesday September 16, 2015, Vivian Alliban (nee Kydd) of Picton, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Capt. John Beaumont Alliban M.C. Dear sister of Sylvia and her husband Donald Claydon of Picton and step-mother of David of Wiarton and Heather Morris of Toronto. As desired by Mrs. Alliban, cremation has taken place. A family gathering celebrating her life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation, 403 Main St., Picton, ON   K0K 2T0 would be appreciated by her family. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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Barry-SprigingsBARRY ARTHUR SPRIGINGS – February 26th, 1952 – September 16th, 2015 – It is with saddened hearts the family announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father and Poppa. Barry passed away at Belleville General Hospital at age 63 on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of forty years to Evelyn (nee Sparrow). Loving father to Angela (Matthew Sally) of Shawville, Quebec, Daniel (Lori) of Bloomfield, ON and Stephen (Bryna) of Brighton, ON. Cherished Poppa to Grace, Nolan, Dawson, Annabelle, Lilah and Tully. Youngest son of Greta Sprigings (late Gerald), brother of Ann (Keith Coleman), late Linda (Art Clapp) and late Ron (Shirley). Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Barry was a proud dairy farmer and lived all his life on Gilead Road. Friends may visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Sunday, September 20th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 21st at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Donations to the Oncology Department at the Belleville General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online donations may be made through www.bghf.ca or cheques may be mailed to Belleville General Hospital Foundation, Oncology Department 265 Dundas Street East, Belleville, Ontario K8N 5A9 Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DONNA SEMPLE – Passed away after a brief illness on Monday, September 14th, 2015 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Ron Semple. Loving mother of Angela Sweet (Richard Sager), Jackie (Peter Brown) and Marlene Sweet and stepmother of Cheryl Gourley (Paul Mastin) and Rebecca Semple (Mike Lloyd). Fondly remembered by her 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Rod MacLeod (Ila) and her cousin Theresa Stevenson. At Donna’s request cremation has taken place. A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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Bambi-BlanchardBAMBI (Edelgard) BLANCHARD – August 7, 1923 – September 2, 2015 – Born August 7, 1923, in Lubeck, Germany, Bambi (Eldelgard) moved to Canada in 1951. Bambi passed away peacefully at The Manor on Loyalist Parkway at the age of 92, on September 2, 2015. She is predeceased by her late husband, Brenton Blanchard. Missed and remembered fondly by her two sons, Stephen (Anne Nancekievill) in Picton and Peter (Ann Cavolic) in Ottawa, and grandchildren, Scott, Dane and Kiran. Beloved sister of Sigrune Brand-Bohm and Albrecht Hirsch in Germany. Bambi loved the outdoors and one of her favourite activities was hiking on and supporting the Bruce Trail Association. Any donations in her memory can be made to The Bruce Trail Conservancy at https://brucetrail.org/store/donate The family wish to thank Tracy Nieman, the nurses and staff at The Manor on Loyalist Parkway for their excellent care. They went above and beyond on many occasions. We would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Valencia Logan for her companionship and care. It meant a lot to Bambi. A private family memorial service will be held at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens in Glenburnie (Kingston). Memorial donations may be given at the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Tweet-IngramELWOOD G ‘Tweet’ INGRAM – February 20, 1926 – September 2, 2015 – After many brave attempts to gain his independence, Tweet died unexpectedly in Picton on Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 at the age of 89. Born and raised in Wellington, Tweet lived most of his life on Queen Street, Picton. Beloved husband for over fifty years of the late Betty. Loved father of Kristine and her husband the late Sam Carroccio of Toronto, Richard and his wife Sandra of Milford, Kathryn and her husband Roger Pickard of Wellington, Susan and her husband George Chapman of Picton, Bobby and his partner Ian of Toronto and of Tracey and her husband Ward Walsh of Cherry Valley. Proud gramps and papa of Anthony, Robert, Bethie, Samantha, Mercedes and Austin and great-grampa of Sienna. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the Chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday September 5th at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Bob Jones officiating. Interment to follow at Hicksite Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Picton Dialysis Unit or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Bill-DuffWILLIAM MURRAY ALEXANDER ‘Bill’ DUFF –  December 1, 1946 – August 28, 2015 – Suddenly at his home on Friday August 28th, 2015. Bill Duff, recently of the County, formerly of Toronto, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn (nee Lee). Loving father of Susannah and Michael. Dear brother of the late Mary Gwendolyn Duff. Graduate of Etobicoke Collegiate and Laurier University, Bill was the city editor for several Canadian publications including the Toronto Sun and the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. He was an avid Ham radio enthusiast (call number VE3 AVO) and Lionel train collector. A lover of nature, classic cars, and classical music, Bill thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years in Prince Edward County. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday September 12th at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time. whattamfuneralhome.com

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FREDERICK CHARLES ‘Fred’ HOLTZ – September 13, 1944 – August 30, 2015 – Frederick (Fred) C. Holtz died unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep at home in Bloomfield, ON August 30, 2015. He was 70. Beloved husband and partner in all things of Susan Holtz. Loving father of Nairne Holtz (Wendy) and Megan Holtz (Felix), and loving grandfather to Minnow and Plum Holtz-Carriere. A retired high school English teacher at Queen Elizabeth High School, Halifax, NS, Fred will be remembered for his teaching skills, commitment to social justice, and community engagement. He was a lifetime supporter of organic food and farming, volunteering one day each week at Vicki’s Veggies. In recent years, some groups he was active in include Seedy Saturday, County Sustainability Group, Friends of Wellington Museum, and Wooler Friends Meeting (Quakers). A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield, ON Friday, Sept. 4, 2:30 – 4:30.

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BRUCE FOSTER – Passed away suddenly on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at the age of 61. Dear son of Doris and the late Arnold Foster. Loving brother of Nancy Stephenson (Michael) of Oshawa and Muriel Rabbie (Mark) of Northport. Special friend of Lucille Elliott. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd at the Wellington United Church at 2:00 p.m.  Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Memorial Donations to the Wellington United Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON, ON

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David-HymusDAVID HYMUS – Passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, August 27th , 2015. He leaves behind his dear wife Marilyn. He was the loving father of Julie (Kevin), Peter (Becki) and Michael. Devoted Bumpa of Sarah, Olivia, Draeden, Porter and Channing. Friends are invited to gather with the family to celebrate David’s life at the Picton Golf & Country Club, 734 County Rd 49, Picton on Tuesday, September 1 st between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 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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MURRAY BOYCE WEBSTER WILTSE – Peacefully at Hallowell House, Prince Edward County on August 27th, 2015 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie, and much loved father of Tom, Kathryn (John) and Jeannette (James). Cherished grandfather of Aaron, Jordan and Shannon (Kevin) and greatgrandfather of Kailey, Maddie and Nathan. Predeceased by parents Olga and Leonard and brother Morley. He will be sadly missed by sister Marilyn and sister in law Hilda and nieces Sandra (Frank), Sharon (Al), Susan (Allan),nephew Scott and predeceased by nephew James Edward (Ted). Friends may visit with the family at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Thursday, September 3 rd from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Wellington Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the World Wildlife Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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kayla-PaddisonKAYLA ANNE PADDISON – cherished daughter of Karen and Mark, and loving younger sister of Megan, passed away on Monday evening, August 24, 2015. Kayla was a vibrant, joyful, adventurous child with a love of animals and the ocean. When not out playing soccer, or roller blading, she honed her video game skills or got lost in her favourite books. She held the friendships she made at Sophiasburgh Central School dear. Kayla will be treasured in the hearts of her Grandma Marilyn and Pap Pap Regis Deemer, as well as her aunts, uncles, and cousins, both near and far. Kayla was predeceased by her Grandma Freda and Grandpa Fern who adored her. Karen and Mark wish to thank all the first responders who came to her aid,  as well as the entire staff at BGH who not only gave all their efforts to help Kayla, but also gave us gentle guidance and support through that dark evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kayla’s name can be sent to https://www.worldwildlife.org A Memorial gathering will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington 613-399-3177 Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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Jack-WillisNORMAN ‘Jack’ WILLIS – December 30, 1942 – August 21, 2015 – After a battle with cancer, at his home in Belleville on Friday August 21st, 2015. Jack Willis, formerly of The County, at the age of 72. Dear father of Norm and his wife Angela of Northport, Pam Chiasson of Ottawa and Amanda Willis of Ottawa. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Danielle and Vanessa, Lauren and Michael. Dear brother of Roy Kellar of Picton. Special friend of Bonnie Insley of Belleville. A Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date. The Reverend Kirby Breithaupt to officiate. Cremation with interment in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kingston Oncology Clinic, or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to, the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON Online condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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Edith-ReynoldsMARJORIE EDITH REYNOLDS – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, Marjorie Edith Reynolds (nee Elstow) after a brief illness the morning of Tuesday August 18, 2015 at the Stirling Manor Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Lyall Eldon Reynolds and mother to Bruce, Corinne (John Moore), Elaine ‘Jordan’ (Bill Weese) and Denise (Todd Searles). Grandmother to Jarrett (Raluca), Hayden (Tim), Tamara (Ian), Caley (James), Claren (Jeff) and greatgrandmother to Lennox. Loved by her companions Ben and Topaz. The family would like to thank the staff of Stirling Manor for the kindness and outstanding compassionate care Mom received during her final 3 weeks and the overwhelming support felt by the family. Mrs. Reynolds is resting at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Tuesday August 25 at 1 pm. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Stirling Manor would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11 am. until service time. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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Stan-VincentSTANLEY GEORGE ‘Stan’ VINCENT – April 26, 1924 – August 12, 2015 – Peacefully at H.J. McFarland Home on Wednesday August 12th, 2015. Stan Vincent, formerly of Milford, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Loved father of Larry and his wife Carol of Lindsay, Linda Jones and her husband Roger of Picton and Bob and his late wife Penny of Peterborough. Grandpa of Chris (Karen), Russell (Kim), Paul (Angie), Pamela (Ray), Meredith, Rory (Valinda) and great grandpa of thirteen. Seventh and last surviving child of the late Harold and Florence Vincent. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday August 20th from 2 until 4 p.m. A private family interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery will take place at a later date. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Dorothy-VandenburgDOROTHY JOAN VANDENBURG (nee Storms) November 1, 1931 – August 11, 2015 – “The Mail Lady” On August 11, 2015, after a long and determined struggle for many years, Dorothy Joan Vandenburg passed away peacefully at Hallowell House with her husband and family at her side. Loving wife and best friend to Peter. Cherished mother of Dennis (Dorothy), Paul (Kim), Pamela and Lisa (Randy). Nanny to Jamie (Cheryl), Jeff (Crystal), Zak (Bobbi), Hilary, Kiersten and Melissa. Great Nanny to Jayden, Cooper, Jake, Anna and Jennifer. Dorothy will always be remembered for her 35 years of delivering both the mail and smiles on Rural Routes 4 and 5. Her love of music will never be forgotten and her beautiful voice never silenced. Cremation has taken place and respecting Dorothy’s wishes a graveside service for family, friends and loved ones will be held on Monday August 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Cressy Cemetery with a reception to follow at Burley Hall. For those who wish, donations to The Canadian Diabetes Association, The Canadian Cancer Society or The Cressy Cemetery Board would be most appreciated. Dorothy’s family have many people to thank for all the years of support and love given to Mom – in particular, Dr. Norah Connell for her endless care and compassion; the kind and loving staff and residents at Hallowell House who gave Mom many happy moments in her last years; the staff at PEC Memorial Hospital with special thanks to the devoted nurses working there; the staff at Belleville General Hospital; all her Cressy friends and neighbours and everyone who sent best wishes, good thoughts and kept her in their prayers. God Bless you all. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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hanna_j_berneice_001J. BERNEICE HANNA – September 7, 1923 – August 9, 2015 – She went to be with her Lord on Sunday August 9th, 2015 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Berneice Hanna, of Bloomfield, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Keith for almost sixty years. Loved mother of Alan and his wife Joanne of Bloomfield, Kathy and her husband Bob Willis of Picton and Jamie and his wife Dona of Foxboro. Proud nana of Jaimie (Andrew), Heather (Mike), Chelsea, Amy (Ben), Paul, Emily, Brittany (Roger) and Sam and great-nana of Hanna, Ben , Hadley and Ellie. Dear sister of Alvin Allen and the late Ivan and companion to Binkee. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Wednesday August 12th at 2:00 p.m. Major Sam Roberts to officiate. Interment to follow at Quaker Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Salvation Army or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Kay-WrightKATHLEEN VERA ‘Kay’ WRIGHT – August 7, 1923 – August 7, 2015 – At the age of 92, passed away peacefully at H.J. McFarland Home on Thursday August 6th, 2015, the day of her 70th Wedding Anniversary. War bride to her beloved husband George. Loved mother of Eileen and her husband Mike Whittle of Oakville, Lynda and her husband Jim Simpson of Port Dover, Edward of Picton, Shirley and her husband Mick Hardy of England and Marilyn Nasadyk of Kamloops, B.C. Survived by her brother Philip Hawkins of England. A dear grandma, great grandma and great-great grandma. Kathleen was an active member and leader of Girl Guides, the Legion Auxiliary, PECMH Auxiliary, Overseas Women’s League and her home church of St. Mary Magdalene. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church on Tuesday August 18th at 2:00 p.m.The Reverend Charles Morris officiating. If desired, memorial donations to St. Mary Magdalene Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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LARRY HICKS – Passed away peacefully at his home in Picton surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015, at the age of 66. Beloved son of the late Freda and Gerald Hicks. Loving husband of Penny (nee Lavender). Cherished father of Darren Hicks and Amy Steen (Dan). Dear “Poppy” of Nolan and Nathan. Survived by his sister Marlene Bedborough (Don), brothers Terry Hicks (Doreen) and Kevin Hicks (Sandy). Fondly remembered by his extended family. Larry was a successful local business owner in the fuel industry. He touched many lives in the community through is heavy involvement in many levels of hockey. He will be sadly missed by his family, his friends and his beloved dog Scotty.  Friends may call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Tuesday, August 11th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Wednesday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Interment Wellington Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Arthritis Society or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Donations to the Arthritis Society may be mailed to 223 Foster Avenue, Belleville, ON  K8N 3R1 Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society may be mailed to 1297 County Road 4, P.O. Box 6108, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0

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HELEN ALICE FRITZ entered into rest at Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015, in her 97th year. Loving wife of the late Albert Fritz. Dear mother of Steve Fritz. Predeceased by her sisters Alda Pears and Edna McQuoid and her brothers George and Gene McQuoid. A Memorial Service will be held at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Wednesday, August 12th at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Kevin Dowling officiating Interment Wellington Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Hallowell House Resident’s Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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JeffGoddardJEFF GODDARD – Passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at the Kingston General Hospital. JEFFREY LLOYD GODDARD at the age of 56. Beloved son of the late Gladys and Lloyd Goddard. Loving husband of Cathy (nee Bone). Cherished father of Henry and George. Survived by his sisters Janis Richardson (John), Jill Goddard-Hill (Alban), Joy Goddard (Dan Pike), Jane Richardson (Craig) and predeceased by sister Jacqueline Laughren (Les). Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Also predeceased by his loving dog Lily. No one was more proud of Prince Edward County than Jeff. He showed his enthusiasm for his community through his work with PEC Minor Baseball, Rotary International and his silver medalist finish in the 2014 Mayoral Race. He was a strong family man and very proud of his two boys. He will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON On Sunday, August 9th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m. in the Highline Hall at the Essroc Arena in Wellington. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Memorial Donations to PEC Minor Baseball Association, Hospice Prince Edward or the PEC Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family.
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Don-DemilleDONALD REGINALD DEMILLE – December 13, 1929 – July 30, 2015 – Peacefully after many valiant efforts to return to a life of independence at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday July 30th, 2015. Don Demille, of Bridge Street, Picton, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Betty (nee Strebe). Deeply loved and sorely missed by his boy Tim Minaker and his wife Catherine. Uncle Don to Crystal, Michael, Stacey, Elizabeth, Ruth, Margaret, Colleen, Gary, David and to their families and friend of Peanut. Don was the former proprietor of Picton Body Shop & Sports Products, Operator of Prince Edward Air Charters, Member of the Prince Edward Flying Club and a Prince Edward Mason. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday August 4th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ken-ruttanKENNETH WILLIAM RUTTAN – December 16, 1946 – July 29, 2015 – Suddenly at his home on Wednesday July 29th 2015. Ken Ruttan, of Picton, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of the late Joan (nee Elsbury). Loved father of Penny and her partner Teresa of Picton, Art of Belleville, Ann Frost and her husband Ken of Milford, Angel Gilbert and her husband Jeff of Bloomfield and the late Tina. Grandpa of Mellissa, Jessie, Mark, Kimberly, Gary, Tina and Kenny and great-grandpa of four. Dear brother of the late Shirley Leavitt. GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Wednesday, August 5th at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Dennis Pringle to officiate. If desired, donations to Alpha-1 Canada would be appreciated (cheques only, please). Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JANICE NICHOLSON – January 11, 1935 – July 23, 2015 – Peacefully at her farm in Hillier on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015. Jan Nicholson, at the age of 80. Predeceased by her beloved Sophie-Marianne Rau. Remembered fondly by her family and many friends in The County, and family in Germany and Australia. Funeral Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario on Wednesday July 29th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Wellington Cemetery.

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dieter_heins-DIETER CARL WILHELM HEINS – January 6, 1929 – July 17, 2015 – Dieter Heins passed away suddenly in his 86th year on July 17th, 2015 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Native of Hamburg Germany, formerly of Toronto, and former employee of Ontario Hydro. Avid sailor and long time member of QCYC and PECYC. Loving husband of Sheila, father of Gregory, Stephanie, and Thomas. Step father to Nancy, Sally (Paul), and the late Erin. Grandfather to Karsten, Heidi, Larsen, Jesse, Jennifer, Brenden, and Kate. A memorial service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home in Picton on Friday July 31st at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at the whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHN ‘RAYMOND’ WEYER  – August 17, 1940 – July 15, 2015 – Peacefully at the Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Wednesday July 15, 2015, Raymond Weyer at the age of 74. Raymond was pre-deceased by his parents John and Catherine (nee Williams) Weyer. Dear brother of Marion Livingstone (late John), Carolyn Buckley (late Donald), all of Peterborough and the late Marjorie. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and his many friends in Picton and at Kentwood Park. At this time there will be no service. Cremation followed by interment at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. Arrangements entrusted to the the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton

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Muriel-WagerMURIEL VIOLET WAGER – August 8, 1916 – July 16, 2015 – It is with great sadness to announce that Muriel Wager, just shy of her 99th birthday died peacefully at home with her family on Thursday July 16, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm and loved mother of Bob (Lorraine) of Stirling, Mary-Lou of Belleville, Keith (Jane) of Wisconsin and Kevin of Sophiasburgh. Proud grandmother of Marcus, Jennifer, George and Lydia and greatgrandmother of Illyria, Owen and Daisy. Dear sister of Noreen Crawford and the late Keitha Harvey, Dora Mullen, Lillian Northey, Gertrude Huddlestone and Bob and Hugh Dunford. Mrs. Wager is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday July 20 at 2 pm. The Reverend Kirby Breithaupt officiating. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm. and Monday from 1 pm. until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Shirley-HartSHIRLEY MARLENE HART – February 28, 1943 – July 16, 2015 –  With her family at the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday July 16, 2015, Shirley Hart (nee Dulmage) of Waupoos at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Bill. Loved mother of Kim Parks and her husband Scott and Steven and his wife Crystal all of Kingston. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Matthew, Mackenzie, Logan and Karina. Dear sister of Sharon Terpstra and her husband Henry and Barry and his partner Kathy Cory-McConnell. Mrs. Hart is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Funeral Service in St. John’s Anglican Church, Waupoos on Thursday July 23 at 2 pm. The Reverend Canon Thora Rowe officiating. If desired, memorial donations to St. John’s Anglican Church would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DONNA COPELAND – Passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at the Belleville General Hospital, at the age of 59, Beloved daughter of the late Ilene Cripps and Joe Copeland.  Dear partner of the late John McQuaid. Loving mother of Gord Copeland (Julie Haight) and the late Jeffery.  Stepmother to Tony McQuaid (Jennifer) and Keith McQuaid (Corrina). Survived by her siblings Dale (Nancy), Ron (Barb), Denise Cronkwright (Randy), Joanne Seniuk (John), Don (Tammy), Brad, Darryle (Nancy) and Sandra.  Predeceased by her sister Darla McGraw (Bob) and sister Kathy McCaullum (Gary). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, July 23 rd from 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Friday, July 24 th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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RalphRALPH FRANK MARGETSON – July 23, 1917 – July 14, 2015 – Youngest child of Ernest Margetson and Jessie Cannons. Husband of Pearl Rosemary ( Dahlhoff), Father of the late Michael (Deborah), Pamela (Terry), Andy (Bridget), Ernest (Dawn) , and John (Debbie). Boy Scout, Gardener, Naturalist, Farmhand, Farmer, Soldier, Township Councilor, Park Superintendent, Church Warden and someone who loved to visit. Ralph was born in East Titherly, Hampshire, England. He immigrated to Canada in 1929, where he settled on the farm on Melville Road with his parents and three of his four siblings. In 1939, Ralph enlisted in the Canadian Army and was sent to England in 1942 where he trained and lived until the invasion of D-Day in 1944. It was during his time in England Ralph met the love of his life, Pearl, from Croyden, Surrey, whom he married in England, January 12, 1946 after returning from Germany at war’s end and prior to returning to Canada on a troop ship.  Pearl soon after joined him on Melville Road where they have lived their lives together for 69 years. In 1966, Ralph became the superintendent at the new Provincial Park at North Beach, and retired in 1982 to enjoy his time on the farm and working in his garden. Ralph died peacefully at home on Melville Road, in his bed with his family at his side. Friends may call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Tuesday, July 21st from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Wellington United Church, Wellington on Wednesday, July 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating Interment Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier Memorial Donations to the Wellington Legion Br. #160 Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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ANTHONY JOHN ‘Tony’ WRIGHT – January 7, 1924 – July 14, 2015 – Peacefully at his home on Tuesday July 14, 2015, Tony Wright of West Lake at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Elsie (nee Romanchuk) Loved father of Leslie King and Stephen Wright. Tony was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge, most recently A.F. & A.M. Prince Edward Lodge #18. As desired by Tony cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Belleville Oncology Unit would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the WHATTAM FUNERAL HOME 33 Main St., whattamfuneralhome.com

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Phil-PricePHILIP JAMES ‘Phil’ PRICE – July 16, 1975 – July 13, 2015 – Suddenly at his home on Monday July 13, 2015, Phil Price of Rossmore, at the age of 39. Beloved son of Christine and Jim Price of Demorestville. Cherished brother of Kimberley of Alberta. Loving grandson of Elva Price of Mountain Grove, ON. Phil will be fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles and will be deeply missed by his friends. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON on Wednesday July 22 at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Kirby Breithaupt officiating. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1 pm. until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Raymond-BarrattJAMES RAYMOND BARRATT – November 30, 1920 – July 13, 2015 – Peacefully with his family at the H J McFarland Home on Monday July 13, 2015, James Barratt, at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Reta Mae (nee Bowerman). Loved father of Marg (late George) Briggs of Trenton, John (Freda) of Wellington, Kathy (Fred Van Cott) and Barb Chourney, all of Picton and the late Raymond. Proud grandfather of Craig, Jesse (Lee), Jarrod, Joel, Steven (Susan), Kelly (Kevin), Patricia (Ryan), Jamie (Loretta), Vanessa (Wes), Mackenzie (Brent), Casey, Joshua (Jess) and Kiel and greatgrandfather of 21. Predeceased by his sister Daisy Evans and brother John. Mr. Barratt rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Memorial service in the Chapel on Monday July 20 at 11:30 am. followed by interment at Glenwood Cemetery. The Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Memorial donations to the H J McFarland Resident Council or the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday morning from 9:30 am. until service time. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Jack-ForbesJACK DOUGLAS FORBES –  May 12, 1934 – July 13, 2015 – At the Kingston General Hospital on Monday July 13th 2015, Jack Forbes of Napanee, formerly of the County, at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Naoma. Dear father of Cheryl Forbes of Brockville and Douglas and his wife Charlene of Plainfield. Loving Poppa of Cody, Kirsten and Tyler. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON on Thursday July 16th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice may be made in memory of Jack. Friends may visit with Jack’s family on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT LEON BAILEY – November 1, 1946 – July 10, 2015 – Peacefully at Hallowell House on Friday July 10th, 2015. Bob Bailey, formerly of Spring Street, Picton, at the age of 68. Beloved son of the late Keith and Violet Bailey. Loved father of Angela Judge and her husband Dan of Port Perry and Jennifer Bailey of Picton. Loved poppa of Steven, Cody, Caleb, Mikhayla and Emma. Dear brother of Sandra Bailey of Picton and the late Douglas. GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Thursday July 16th at 10:30 a.m. If desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.

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keith-wilkesCOLIN KEITH WILKES – November 15, 1929 – July 9, 2015 – Suddenly at Hallowell House Nursing Home on Thursday July 9th, 2015. Keith Wilkes, of Picton, at the age of 85. Beloved son of the late Clifford and Evelyn (Hubbs) Wilkes. Dear brother of Barbara Hobson and Audrey Wilkes, both of Picton and the late George Wilkes and Winnie Duetta. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews and all his friends throughout the County. GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery, Picton on Friday July 17th at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Janelle Shaw officiating. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. whattamfuneralhome.com

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elsburyrogerJOHN ROGER ELSBURY – Suddenly at his home on Monday July 6, 2015, Roger Elsbury of RR 8, at the age of 64. Loved brother of Ivan, Larry, Jerry, Ruth, Margaret, Velma, Diane and Kathy and the late Noel, Albert, Alice, Gail, Bonnie, Joan, Judy and Linda. A Graveside Service will be held in Cherry Valley Cemetery. Date and time to be announced. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in memory of Roger would be appreciated by his family. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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DONALD DAWSON –  Peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday March 25, 2015, Donald Dawson of Glenora Rd., formerly of Big Island, at the age of 78. Don was predeceased by his parents William and Marguerite (nee Patterson), step-father Gerald Coltman and a brother who passed away in his childhood. Don was proud of his career as an artist and will be missed by his many friends in the arts community. A Graveside Committal Service will take place in Sophiasburgh Cemetery on Monday July 13 at 10:30 am. when Don will be interred beside his mother. The Reverend Kirby Breithaupt to officiate. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571

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ERIC THOMAS CHAPMAN – Feb. 10, 1929 – July 6, 2015 – Eric, of Wellington, passed away at Prince Edward Hospice in Picton at the age of 86. Much loved husband of Karen Chariton-Chapman (nee DeZorzi). Dear father of Steven & Andrew Chapman of Peterborough and Janet (Mike) O’Neill of Trenton, stepdad to Brian and Gary and predeceased by Russell Chariton. Dear grandfather of Robert and Taylor Chapman, Nicholas  Jefferies and Chad Chariton. Lovingly remembered by his siblings in England: Stella (Peter) Smith, Margaret (Roger) Hatchett, Richard (Susan) Chapman and predeceased by brother Doug (Rose) Chapman. Fondly remembered by former wife Terri (Fred) Chapman of Peterborough. Eric was born in Selsdon, Surrey, U.K. and emigrated to Canada in 1957. He spent most of his working life in Toronto with Ontario Hydro as a Head Draftsman and retired to the County in 1986, where he and his wife operated Chappie’s B & B. He was well known for writing a weekly column, Thoughts of a New Empire Loyalist, in the Picton Gazette. Eric and Karen enjoyed travelling in their RoadTrek camper vanwith two Siamese cats for almost 25 years. He had served in the Royal Navy as a Leading Stoker and was awarded the Korean Medal of Honour in June 2014 A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Monday, July 13th at 2:00 PM officiated by Rev. Steve Spicer and Rev. Jeff de Jonge Interment Wellington Cemetery. Refreshments will be served in the Church hall following the service and the family would appreciate your coming and sharing some memory time with them. If desired, memorial donations to Prince Edward Hospice or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington

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JEROME MERRITT ‘Jerry’ RICE – December 31, 1939 – July 3, 2015 – Peacefully at West Lake Terrace on Friday July 3rd, 2015. Jerry Rice, formerly of Kingston, at the age of 80. Loving father of Debbie, Rob and his wife Kelly, Susie and her partner Dave, Peter and his wife Melanie and grandpa of Kimberly, Chantal and Alexander. A private family service was held at the Bowmanville Cemetery. If desired, gifts in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to, the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.

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Eleanor-RorabeckMARY ELEANOR RORABECK – June 11, 1921 – June 27, 2015 – Peacefully at Hallowell House on Saturday, June 27th, 2015, Eleanor Rorabeck, formerly of Royal St., at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Harry. Dear mother of Gary of Belleville, Bill and his partner Joy Humphrey of Milford, Bob and his wife Donna Faye of Milford and the late Earl and mother in law of Ann. Dear sister of Mabel Whiting of Belleville. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Andrea, David, Krista, Katrina, Wesley, Katelin, Joelle, Heather, Jeff and her 13 great grandchildren. Mrs. Rorabeck is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service will be held at the South Bay United Church on Tuesday June 30 at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Phil Hobbs officiating. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the South Bay United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Ivan-StruthersIVAN CLAYTON STRUTHERS – Passed away suddenly at his home in Cherry Valley on Thursday June 25, 2015, Ivan Struthers, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Bowers) and loved father of Cathy (Terry Kewley), Stephen, Tracy and the late Sammy and Timmy. Proud grandfather of Mike (Kristine), David (Mary Susan), Stephanie, Ashley and the late Jamie and great grandfather of Troy, Ryan, Harrison and Adia. Survived by his sisters Hazel Deacon, Priscilla Tate Smith, Vera Fraser and Katie Dunlop and predeceased by his brothers Nelson, Bill, Calvin (Beverley) and Beacher (Vietta). Mr. Struthers rested at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 Memorial Service in the Chapel on Tuesday June 30 at 11 am. The Reverend Janelle Shaw officiating. Family interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Tuesday morning from 10 am. until service time. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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Blaine-FosterBLAINE THEODORE FOSTER – April 2, 1928 – June 21, 2015 – Peacefully at Hallowell House on Sunday, June 21st, 2015. Formerly of County Road #1, Picton, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Helen (nee McWilliam). Dear father of the late Darlene Doherty and the late Carol Burrill. Dear brother of Shirley Hanna (late Ronald) of Picton and the late Norma Norton (late Burton). Blaine will be sadly missed by his granddaughter Sherry Dulmage and her husband Michael of Consecon and the late Ryan. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. on Friday June 26th, at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Stan Hanna to officiate. Interment Cherry Valley cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 1p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Clarke,-RolandROLAND CLARKE –  Passed away peacefully at his home in Wellington, surrounded by his family on Friday, June 19th , 2015, in his 86 th year Loving husband of Vera Clarke.  Dear father of Doug Clarke (Sandra). Grampy to Tyler (Melissa) and Trevor (Andrea) and great grandfather to Ariana. Survived by his sisters Marguerite Teskey (late Harold), Leola Courneyea (late Norman), Jeanette (Amos) and brother Elwood (late Linda).  Predeceased by his brother Dennis.  Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 10 th at 2:00 p.m. at the Wellington United Church. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorial Donations to the Storehouse Foodbank would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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Bill-Faiola-WILLIAM PAUL “Bill” FAIOLA – March 20, 1935 – June 14, 2015 – Passed away on Sunday June 14th, 2015 at the age of 80 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Picton, ON. Bill was formerly of Toronto then later of Sharbot Lake in the little brown cabin at the beach. Loved father of Debra Samaya, Cindy (deceased), Kevin, Adam and Eve. Sadly missed by one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. Survived by four sisters and two brothers; predeceased by five brothers and one sister. A Memorial Service will be held at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake on July 2, 2015. Doors open at 1 p.m; service at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations towards funeral expenses would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to, the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.  Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Bob-GreenROBERT ‘Bob’ EDMUND GREEN – March 3, 1949 – June 14, 2015 – Today my best friend and love of my life has passed away. He leaves behind, his long-time partner, and wife of six weeks, Rose Schmid, his father Ted Green and stepmom Eleanor, his son Robert and wife Dana and three grandchildren Corbin, Mason and Sebastian, his new Pt. Petre family – Matthew, Lisa (Clay), Shelly (Clinton), grandsons and backhoe buddies, Isaac, Hayden and Calvin and his newest granddaughter and sweetest treasure, Sylvia Rose. Bob was born in England March 3, 1949 to Patricia (Day) and Ted Green.  He came to Canada as a child in 1957 and eventually settled in Prince Edward County.  For 16 years, Bob and Rose have operated their landscaping business, Dooryard Gardens, and more recently put their agricultural knowledge to use on their organic Tansy Lane Farm.  Bob was also actively involved in the local music scene. For 40 years as the “Green Machine” DJ, he kept many County folk up on the dance floor at special events and celebrations.  He enjoyed playing the organ and singing and participating in local theatre –  most recently playing the role of a sailor in the County Theatre Group production of HMS Pinafore in 2014. In accordance with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, July 4th, from 1-4 p.m. at the Cherry Valley Hall, where his family and friends can share many happy memories of this wonderful man.  If desired, donations to honour Bob’s memory may be made to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital foundation, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences at  milestonemonument.com

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DONALD EUGENE ‘Gene’ NOBLE – Passed away on Sunday June 14, 2015 at the P.R.H.C. Gene Noble of Lakefield in his 86th year. Gene was born on May 7, 1930 on a farm at East Lake in Prince Edward County to John Stanley Ernest Noble and Theora Bongard. At an early age Gene left home and secured work on a steamship, working his way from Galley Boy to Engineer in charge of maintenance and repairs an a merchant ship. In later years he came home from the sea and secured a position with the Ontario Hospital Services Commission where he worked until his retirement. He was a dedicated member of W.J. Dunlop Lodge #675, A.F. & A.M., Peterborough and an honourary member of Trilby Masonic Lodge in Florida. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife Dorothy and children Sandy Mathews and her partner Tom, Tim Mathews and his wife Jenn and Kelley McFadden and her husband Ross. He is remembered by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and sisters-in-law Marion and Sam. Friends and relatives may call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Thursday June 18, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday June 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bill Peacock & Rev. Sharon Ballantyne officiating. A reception will follow in the Heritage Room of the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Fairview United Church as expressions of sympathy.

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RAYMOND VILENISKIS – Raymond Vileniskis passed away peacefully at the West Lake Terrace Nursing Home (Picton, ON) on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at the age of 55. Raymond was predeceased by his parents Peter and Elena Vileniskis He is survived by his loving sister Ruta Nikkanen of Astorville, ON and his niece Erika Weller and her three children and nephew, Janne Nikkanen. Raymond will be missed and remembered by his many friends made during his years at Prince Edward Heights and later at Pathways to Independence. The family wishes to thank everyone who loved, supported and cared for Raymond. We know he touched the hearts of many. A family service will take place in Port Credit where he will be laid to rest alongside his parents. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME 2 Centre Street, Picton, ON

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Barbara-Forrester-BARBARA JEANNE FORRESTER – Passed away surrounded by friends at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 8, 2015. Jeanne was predeceased by her loving son John VanDusen Forrester, her sister Eleanor MacArthur and her brother Keith VanDusen. Survived by her brother Mac (Erma) VanDusen of Summerland B.C. As desired by Jeanne, cremation has taken place to be followed by interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Friends are invited to a celebration of her life at The Beck and Call Restaurant, 252 Main St., Picton on Sunday June 28 from 1 to 3 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre St., Picton, ON. Online condolences www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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duncan_margitMARGIT DUNCAN – August 8, 1940 – June 5, 2015 – Sister, friend, retired accountant, artist, epicurist – Margit, born Aug 1940 in Germany, died peacefully on June 5, 2015 in Picton, Ontario, after a massive stroke in February. Predeceased by her loving partner, Martin Costa. She is survived by her sister, Traudl Geipel in Florida, her twin brother, Horst Mickler in Chicago, and many friends in North America, Mexico, and Europe. Cremation has taken place. Peace at last, dear friend. Arrangments entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Eva-MiddletonEVA ROSEMARY MIDDLETON – The family of Eva Rosemary Middleton is saddened to announce her passing after a valiant battle with cancer.  Spending most of her life in Georgetown, Eva had relocated to Picton, to be near her family, where she passed on June 5, 2015 in her home. Beloved wife of Bernard Middleton (predeceased), Eva leaves 2 daughters, Joy (Rad) of BC and Linda (Larry) of Picton. Loved Grandmother to Jazmin, Charles, Chris (Jessie), Jodie (Joe), Jason (Alycia) and Geoffrey. Cherished “Little Nana” to 7 great grandchildren Drake, Sara, Leah, Oaklie, Hanah, Paisley and Jordyn.  Fondly remembered by Niece Judith and Nephew David. Eva leaves behind many friends, old and new, whom she loved spending time with. Eva will be remembered for her love of gardening, an amazing knitter and weaver, her years of volunteer work with St. George’s Anglican Church, Georgetown Hospital, Kinettes, March of Dimes, Knitters Guild and many other community involvements that inspired her generosity and creativity. At her request cremation has taken place with arrangements entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home, Picton.  Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward if desired. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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HAnnah MercerHANNAH MARGARET MERCER – At the tender age of 26, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday May 29th, 2015. Hannah was born July 23, 1988 and spent many wonderful years in Wellington, Ontario. She attended CML Snider public school and graduated from PECI in Picton. Hannah had a great love of animals, especially horses and was always happiest when riding. Her favourite place to visit were the beautiful sunny shores of Prince Edward County, especially Wellington beach, she felt freedom and joy there. Hannah will be greatly missed by her parents Paul & Susan (Hickman) Mercer, her brother Daniel and sisters Jaimie Ann and Sadie. Hannah will be fondly remembered by her grandparents David & Margaret Hickman and Robert & Joan Mercer as well as her very loving and caring aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We wish to thank all those who cared for Hannah, the doctors and nurses of Portland, Oregon, Kingston, Picton and Bowmanville who gave her peace, love and support. We will all miss her smiling face and cherish her forever!  A Funeral Service to celebrate Hannah’s life, will be held at ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Wellington, Ontario on Saturday June 6th, 2015 at 2 pm. Donations to NBIA Disorders Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online donations can be made at www.NBIAdisorders.org. Donations, online condolences through AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON
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ROSEMARY COLE – Rosemary Cole (nee Bellis) peacefully passed away at Longfields Manor, Nepean, ON on Wednesday June 3, 2015, on her 67th birthday. Beloved wife of Jim Cole of Nepean and loved mother of Robert Beare and his wife Bonnie of Fitzroy Harbour and Jason Cole of Nepean. Proud grandmother of Mercedes and Samantha. Rosemary was predeceased by her son Richard and brothers Donald and David Bellis. A Graveside service will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at 1 pm. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571.
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Winnifred-DaytonM.M. WINNIFRED DAYTON – March 21, 1936 – May 31, 2015 – Suddenly at Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Sunday, May 31st, 2015. Winnie Dayton, of Picton, at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Larry Sr. Loved mom of Dwayne and his wife Bonnie of Wellington, Larry Jr. and his wife Melodie of RR 2 Picton, Angela and her husband Mike Bentley of Belleville, Eugene and his wife Brenda of RR1 Bloomfield, Howard and his wife Diane of Ottawa, Shannon Eggett and her husband Marc Radford of Montreal and the late Helen Dayton. Dear sister of Jeannette, Eugene, Ruby, Thomas and the late Sally, Betty, Arthur, Walter, John and Rosemarie. Proud grandmother of Morley, Darren, Ronika, Daniel, Ashley, Tim, Tom, Adam, Amanda, Alicia, Andrew, Brianna, Shelley and James and great-grandmother of twenty-two. Mrs. Dayton is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Thursday June 4th at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Thomas Thazhappally officiating. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. with prayers at 7:30. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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ROGER MOORE – Peacefully passed away after a brief battle with cancer at the Moore,-RogerPEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. Roger Moore, of South Bay, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Ann Moore. Loving father of Rhoda Lee Latchford (Gary) and Valerie Miller (Walter). Dear poppa to Melissa and Nicole Latchford. Survived by his brother George Moore (Beth), sister Margaret Crouse (Jack) and predeceased by his brother Karl (the late Jessie). Roger and Ann operated Buy/Sell/Trade Antiques in South Bay for 25 years. He will be sadly missed by his feline friend Boots, his hunting buddy Blaine Brant and his many friends in the community. At Roger’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society

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Paul-LakePAUL LAKE – February 14, 1944 – May 16, 2015 – After a lengthy illness at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Saturday May 16th, 2015. Paul Lake of Picton, formerly of Toronto, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of the late Donna. Dear brother of Mary and her husband Tony Leversedge of Northport, uncle of Vicki Leversedge and her husband Greg Breese of Northport, Andy Leversegde and his wife Jessica of Sophiasburgh and great-uncle of Austin and Mason. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Paul’s home on Saturday May 23rd from 1 until 4 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Wars Amps of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Gladys-MullinsGLADYS GERALDINE MULLINS (nee Cory) – May 8, 1928 – May 16, 2015 – Peacefully at the Scarborough General Hospital with family at her side, on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the age of 87, formerly of West Lake. Beloved wife of the late Vernon. Loved mother of Jack and his wife Beatrice, Ian and his wife Lynn and the late Lynda. Dear mother-in-law of “Skip” Daniels. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Tina, Michael, Sarah, Andrew, Brian and Shannon. Lovingly remembered by her great grandchildren Matthew, William, Dairid, Tyler, Conner, and great great grandson Broderick. Survived by siblings Doreen, Audrey, and Melvin, predeceased by Freeburn. Mrs. Mullins is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday May 20th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Kevin Stenhouse officiating. Interment West Lake Church of Christ Cemetery . If desired, donations to Scarborough General Hospital – Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6-8pm and on Wednesday from 1pm until time of service. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
Marjorie-Czempinski-MARJORIE BRZOZA-CZEMPINSKI  (nee Huskisson) – passed away peacefully at Roseview Manor, Thunder Bay, Ontario on Tuesday May 16, 2015 at 93 years of age, with her daughter by her side. Formerly of Iroquois Falls, ON, Marjorie (Madge) moved to Thunder Bay in 2009 to be closer to family.  Madge was born in Leverton, Lincolnshire County, England on February 18, 1922 and was the eldest of Frank and Edith Huskisson’s three children. The Huskisson family immigrated to Canada in 1929 and lived in Saskatchewan briefly before settling in Ontario to farm in Prince Edward County. Although Madge lived in Northern Ontario most of her adult life, ‘the County’ was always near to her heart. Madge completed high school in Picton and attended teacher training at Norwood, ON. With an enthusiasm for history and English literature, Madge studied at Queen’s University (BA, ‘50). Madge is lovingly remembered and survived by daughter Judy Hall (Grant), grand-daughters Katherine and Jennifer Hall, and nieces Linda Baldwin, Barbara Huizenga, Elizabeth Goldsmith and nephew John Doxsee and their families.  Madge is predeceased by her parents, husband Andrew, Dorothy Doxsee (sister), John Huskisson  (brother), David Doxsee (nephew) and Dyane Prentice (niece). Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton, ON.   613-476-5571. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday September 5, 2015 at 10:30 am. and as Madge desired burial will follow at Sophisburgh Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Northern Ontario Animal Welfare Society, Box 51, Iroquois Falls, ON, P0K 1E0  ( donations@noaws.com ), or the Salvation Army, 545 Cumberland St. N, Thunder Bay, ON, or a charity of your choice that supports opportunities for youth. Full obituary and online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
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MARIE RACHEL LUCILLE SAULNIER (DeRepentigny) – Sadly today we publicize the passing of a treasured wife, mother, grandmother and sister at the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Friday May 15, 2015. Marie Rachel was both a devoted wife and mother until the end. Marie Rachel was predeceased by her loving husband Andre Joseph Ernest DeRepentigny in 2012 and survived by her three loving children; sons Andre Jr. of Laval, Michel (Tracey) of Picton and daughter Johanne (Bruce Glenn) of Ajax. She will be missed by her 9 grandchildren, 1 greatgrandchild and sister Sharon. Interment will take place in Quebec at a later date following cremation. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.
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VERNON FRANKLIN STRIKER – April 17, 1921 – May 15, 2015 – Peacefully at West Lake Terrace on Friday May 15th, 2015. Vernon Striker, formerly of Picton, at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Thelma (Hughes). Loved father of Hugh of Tiapei, Gail Brooks of Brooklin, Ontario and Donald of Ottawa. Proud grandpa of Greg (Maria) Brooks, Steve (Dina) Brooks, Julie Striker, Teresa Striker, Kirk (Becky) Striker, Jon Striker, Elycia Striker, Erin Striker. Loving great grandfather of Laura Brooks, Alyssa Brooks, Nick & Jaden Striker, Noah Striker. Dear brother of the late Doris Pierce, Olive Kennedy, Aldine Marshall and Gordon Striker. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday May 19th at 2:30 p.m. Ms. Janelle Shaw to officiate. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery to follow. If desired, donations to South Bay United Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends are welcome to call on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the Masonic Lodge #18 A.F.&A.M. Service at 2:00 p.m.
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Shirley-BoschmaSHIRLEY SIPKJE BOSCHMA – October 7, 1926 – May 11, 2015 – Shirley Boschma (Sjoukje Sipkje) – After a brief illness, Shirley went to be with her Lord and Saviour, on Monday May 11th, 2015, Shirley Boschma (nee Bakker) of Fry Road, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Gus. Dear mother of Janet and her husband Troy St. Hilaire, Maynard and his wife Tracey and Don and his wife Donna all of Picton. Dear sister of Tryn Bakker of Wellington and predeceased by 3 brothers. Loving Beppa of 10 grandchildren and great Beppa of 10. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the Bethany Christian Reformed Church (Bloomfield) on Friday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gregg Lawson to officiate. If desired, memorial donations to Sonrise Christian Academy would be appreciated (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends on Friday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.  Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Mary-PeaseMARY IRENE PEASE – January 6, 1954 – May 10, 2015 – At the age of 61, passed peacefully on May 10, 2015 after a valiant, hard fought battle with cancer. She was surrounded by compassionate, caring staff and her physician at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, and her family and loving husband Dick of forty years. She will be sorely missed by family, friends and her pets. She is survived by her mother Anne Rybak of Kingston, sisters Katherine, Margaret and Theresa and brothers Joseph and Patrick. Cremation has taken place and no service will be held at her request. If desired, memorial donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Oncology Department of f the Belleville General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. whattamfuneralhome.com
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M. ALINE COULTER – February 21, 1918 – May 7, 2015 – Peacefully at Erin Mills Lodge, Mississauga on Thursday May 7th, 2015. Aline Coulter, formerly of Picton, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Coulter, John McLean and Anton Sjovall. Dear sister of Clariss Jalbert, Simone Pauline and the late Pierce Roy, Louis Roy and Regis Roy. Fondly remembered by her dear friends Linda Olson, April White, Greg Olson and their families. As was Aline’s desire, a private committal service will be held at the Kirkland Lake Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her first husband Anton. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario.
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 Gertrud SchererCORNELIA ‘Connie’ GERTRUD SCHERER  (nee Nolting) – passed away peacefully after a brief illness in the early hours on May 7th, at home, while surrounded by family. She was 67. Connie led a simple and humble life; she believed in an open heart and an open door.  There was always a bed and a meal for those who needed it.  Her education at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, majoring in geography and biology, led to a great knowledge of healing plants that guided her well in the care of others.  She was a natural caregiver who not only fed your body but also your soul, and this skill shone through in her work as a ParaMed PSW.  She provided encouragement and loved helping many people find their calling and face their fears.  These simple acts of kindness reached well beyond her own family and made her a mother to many more.  Her loss will be felt in many corners of the world. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Wolfgang, her step-mother Liselotte, her “brother” Otto, her six children – Stefan, Sabine, Susanne, Sebastian, Sybille, Svenya, and their spouses – as well as her eleven grandchildren who will carry her lessons with them. As per her final wishes there will be no memorial service; instead she wishes for all to open their hearts to the good in the world and have a drink in her honour. The family would especially like to thank ParaMed, the Prince Edward Family Health Team, and Hospice Prince Edward for their tender care during her final days.
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ROSEMARIE MORRISON – Suddenly passed away at her home in Wellington on Thursday, May 7th, 2015, at the age of 73. Loving wife of the late Harry Morrison. Beloved sister of Kenneth (Lynda) Haight and Walter Haight (Nancy Knight). Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends at the Moongate Apartments. Special thanks to her dear cousin Nancy Minnie for all her care and assistance. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating Interment Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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BarbaraMcConnellBARBARA ELEANOR McCONNELL – Passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Consecon on Wednesday May 6, 2015, Barbara McConnell (nee Milford), at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Wilmot “Bud” McConnell and loved mother of Yvonne of Adolphustown, Sandra (Bruce Baldwin) of Consecon, Gordon of Adolphustown, Kevin (Andrea) of Waupoos, Debbie of Nova Scotia, Cathy (Danny Cole) of Milford and the late Mervin (late Wendy). Proud grandmother of 21, great-grandmother of 16 and sister of Bob and Betty, Shirley, Marilyn Diane, BettsyLee and the late Linda and Marilyn F. Mrs. McConnell is resting at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571   FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Friday May 8 at 2 pm. The Reverend Sue Fleming officiating. Interment Rose Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army or the PECM Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online condolences www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
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RON BAILEY – Passed away at the Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 in his 83rd year. Loving son of the late Ed and Mabel Bailey. Beloved father of Patti, Cathy (Phil Houle), John and Charles (Summer). Dear Papa to Iesha, Tayler, Micheal and Jonathan. Survived by his sisters Phyllis (Orval) Closson, Gena (Gordon) Nelson, Margaret Stoddard and Bev Thomas (Don Beaudry). Predeceased by his sister Barbara Gibbons (Frank). Ron was a retired teacher who was actively involved in the community through his work with the Wellington Legion Br. #160 and his sharing of County history. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 7th at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington  Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating Interment Wellington Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Prince Edward County Archives or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington.
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Noel-ElsburyNOEL JOSEPH ELSBURY – December 25, 1939 – April 26, 2015 – Suddenly at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Sunday April 26th, 2015. Noel Elsbury of Napanee, formerly of Denbigh and the County at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Lola. Dear father of Kim Chartrand (Jeff) of Picton and Loretta Elsbury of Napanee. Dear brother of Ivan, Roger, Larry, Jerry, Ruth, Margaret, Velma, Diane and Kathy and the late Albert, Alice, Gail, Bonnie, Joan, Judy and Linda. Noel will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Tylor, Derek, Josey and April. A Graveside Service will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Monday May 4th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Dennis Pringle officiating. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations the the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation 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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Roger-McCawROGER McCAW – April 22, 1951 – April 22, 2015 – Suddenly, at his home in Picton on Wednesday April 22nd, 2015. Roger McCaw, retired Roads Manager for The County, at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Diane, father of Chris and his wife Darlene of Bloomfield and Melissa and her husband Scott of Picton. Proud papa of Shelby, Cody, Kelsey, Courtney, Briana, Matthew and Brooke. Dear brother of James ‘Larry’ (Kelly), Tom (Carol), Shelly (Mark) and the late Donald and Debra. Will be missed as a dear son-in-law by Ruby McConnell, a brother-in-law by Dale (Rob), Carlene (Larry), Archie and Bernard, by his many nieces and nephews and by his companion Buddy. Roger is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Picton United Church on Saturday April 25th at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Phil Hobbs officiating. Cremation to take place. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends Friday evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Elizabeth-ColeELIZABETH COLE – July 27, 1928 – April 22, 2015 – Passed away peacefully at West Lake Terrace on Wednesday April 22nd, 2015. Elizabeth Cole (nee Mann), of Ridge Road, formerly of Picton, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Andy for over 63 years. Cherished mother of Rosemary of Oshawa, Paul & Lori of Stirling and Nancy & Ken Banfield of West Lake. Loved grandma of Nathan (Brandi), Laura, Kendra, Lee, Kevyn, Aprill and Emma. Special great-grandma of Jake, Sophie, Harvey and Georgia. Dear sister of Kathleen Nellis of Belleville and the late Alex Mann, Margaret McLauchlin and Muriel Flemming and sister-in-law of Norah Mann. Mrs. Cole is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE in the chapel on Saturday April 25th at 2:00 pm. Pastor Don Walcott to officiate. If desired, memorial donations to Emmanuel Baptist Church – Missions or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Harold-FaulHAROLD ‘Lorne’ FAUL – June 8, 1931 – April 19, 2015 – Peacefully at Hallowell House, on Sunday April 19th, 2015. Lorne Faul of Bloomfield, at the age of 83. Lorne will be missed by his companion Meeda, children Rex (Jill), Randy, Debbie Paashius, stepchildren Carlene Smith, Valerie Ryan (Rick), Gary Wilson (Cathy), and Gord Wilson (Sarah). Always remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Janette Dulmage, predeceased by brother Donald and sister Dorothy. Cremation has taken place. Family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Virginia-ChapmanVIRGINIA FAITH ‘Ginny’ CHAPMAN – September 18, 1955 – April 14, 2015 – Passed away at her home with her family on Tuesday April 14th, 2015, Ginny Chapman (nee Freeborn), at the age of 59. Beloved wife of Bob Chapman, loved mother of Debralee and her husband Phil Stafrace and proud grandmother of Rowan and Connor. Dear sister of the late John (Brenda Freeborn) of Bloomfield, Bev (Roy Rorabeck) of Picton and Barb (Jim Sills) of Bloomfield. Missed by her father and mother in law George and Mavis Chapman of Wellington, nieces Jennifer and Monica, nephews Andrew and Steven and her great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chapman rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Tuesday April 21 at 2 pm. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday afternoon 2 to 4 and evening 6 to 8 pm. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Willadsen,IreneIRENE WILLADSEN – After a courageous struggle with Multiple Sclerosis for 25 years. Irene Willadsen (nee Laing) passed away at the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Wednesday April 15, 2015  at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Paul Willadsen of Salmon Point. Dear sister of Brian (late Vivien) of West Hill, ON and Graham (Kathleen) of Aberdeen, Scotland and sister-in-law of Judy Willadsen (late Fred) of Seeleys Bay, ON. Remembered by her  numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, both in Toronto and Scotland. A celebration of Irene’s life will take place at Oak Ridges, ON. Date and time to be announced. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 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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Jack-MasonJOHN ‘Jack’ STUART MASON – August 31, 1928 – April 13, 2015 – Suddenly at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Monday April 13th, 2015. Jack Mason, of 8 Talbot Street, Picton, formerly of Spencer St., Picton and Toronto, at the age of 86. Founder of “The Store” Mason’s Chandlery. Beloved husband of the late Bette (nee: Craig). Dear father of Wendy Joy and her husband Dennis of Toronto and Lori and her partner Vicky Sutherland of Picton. Grandfather of Michelle, Matthew and Brendan. Sadly missed by his sister Maureen Swift and her husband Grant. Beloved uncle of Lara, Julie, David and their families. Jack will be missed by his dear friend Joy Holbrook. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, on Friday April 17th, 2015 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney to officiate. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Arrangements entrusted to, the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street Picton, Ontario. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Doug-WelbanksDOUGLAS STEPHEN WELBANKS – June 1, 1928 – April 11, 2015 – Peacefully at his home on Saturday April 11th, 2015. Douglas Welbanks, of Salmon Point, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Reta Cowan. Dear stepfather of Judy and her husband James Rorabeck and Dan and his wife Karen all of Black River. Dear brother of Margaret Watts of Picton and the late Kenneth and Keith. A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery in the month of May and will be announced when a date has been set. Janelle Shaw to officiate. Entombment Glenwood 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, Ontario. Online condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Jack-CarterJOHN MILTON ‘Jack’ CARTER – June 12, 1931 – April 10, 2015 – Suddenly at his home on Friday April 10, 2015, Jack Carter of Cressy, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Florence Bernice (nee Pringle) for 62 years and brother of Lois. Adored father of John (Jan), Terry (Nancy), Rosemary (Terry Bird), Russell (Cheryl), Heather (Kevin Merchant), Tracey (Wayne Breakenridge) and Susan (Michael Moore). Grandpa to Sarah, Katie, Nathan, Fred, Jillian, Melissa, Michael, Jennifer, Kimiko, Jessica, Erin, Kristin, Curtis, Travis, Alisha, Megan, Carter, Ryan and Tyler and his numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Carter rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Tuesday April 14 at 1 pm. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Spring Interment at Cressy Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation/Dialysis Clinic or the Cressy United Church Cemetery would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm. and Tuesday from 12 noon until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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roberts_pearlPEARL ROBERTS – January 18, 1927 – April 9, 2015 – Peacefully, in the presence of her loving family, on Thursday April 9th, 2015, at the age of 88. Pearl Roberts, formerly of Hillier, was known for her beautiful flowers, love of dachshunds and exotic birds. Beloved Mother of Connie, Carey, Daryl, Colette, Corinne and Charles. Survived by her sisters Elaine and Joyce and fondly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Pearl Roberts is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday April 16th at 2:00 p.m. Family will receive friends on Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time. Spring Interment at Immanuel Baptist Cemetery, Killaloe, Ontario. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. whattamfuneralhome.com
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ALLAN GEORGE – April 19, 1927 – April 9, 2015 – Peacefully in his sleep at Quinte Health Care Prince Edward County Memorial on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Pearl. Loved and dear father of Karen Whitcomb of Glover, Vermont, Kathy and her husband Graham Cobb of Picton, Pamela and her husband Lorne McIntosh of Cambridge and Patricia and her husband Barry Paulsell of Romeo, Michigan. Loved and missed by all of his grandchildren (and great-grandchildren), Hannah (Hunter, Paige) Ashlee & Jeremy (Calan), Dylan & his wife Myriam (Xavier, Isaac) Kacey, Sarah, Jared, Shari, Lisa, Steven & his wife Kristie (Douglas, Dylan, Destini, Delani). Mr. George is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Picton United Church on Wednesday April 15 at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Phil Hobbs officiating. Spring Interment Rose Cemetery. Donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and an hour prior to the service at the Church.
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 Duke-Gosselin-DUKE GOSSELIN – Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton. “DUKE” WILFRED JOSEPH PATRICK GOSSELIN at the age of 73. Loving husband of Patricia Ingersoll. Dear father of Kevin (Dawn), Michael (Rebecca) and Tracy Douglas (Harry VanDyke).  Granpie to Nora, George, Andrea and Graydon.Duke was heavily involved in his community through his work at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and the Wellington Legion. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 244 Main Street, Wellington at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating Memorial Donations to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the Wellington Fire Department and the attending paramedics for their prompt and compassionate care.Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com
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 Bob-LambertROBERT LAMBERT – Passed away after a lengthy battle at Hastings Manor, Belleville on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. ROBERT WAYNE LAMBERT, at the age of 77. Loving husband of Judith (nee Hofford). Caring father of Andy (Tammy) and the late Christopher “Kip”. Bobby to Jordan, Bradley, Braydon and Mackenzie and great granddaughter Danielle. Survived by his brother Ronald (late Marilyn) Lambert and his sister Betty (Frank) Gleeson and predeceased by his sister Joanne.  Fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law Jim (Erma), Bruce (Joann), Murray (Karen), Richard (Nancy) and the late Ian (Kathy) Hofford. Robert will be sadly missed by his numerous nieces and nephews. As per Robert’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place on Monday, May 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellington United Church. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Memorial Donations to Quinte Access  or the Hastings Manor Resident Comfort Fund 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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Martha-WoodallMARTHA J. WOODALL – April 15, 1964 – April 6, 2015 –  Our mother lost her battle with cancer at her home on Monday April 6th, 2015. Martha Woodall (nee: Hitchon) of Demorestville, at the age of 50. Beloved wife of Mike. Cherished mother of Alex and Graeme both at home. Beloved daughter of Cameron and Anne Hitchon of Belleville. Dear sister of Bev Hitchon of Ottawa and John (Tracie) of Foxboro. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service will be held. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Belleville Oncology Clinic 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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 Bonnie-EvansBONNIE EVANS – October 20, 1945 – April 6, 2015 – Peacefully, in the presence and love of her family at Kingston General Hospital on Monday April 6th, 2015. Bonnie Evans, of Bloomfield, at the age of 69. Beloved wife for over fifty years of Frank. Dedicated mother of Ed of Oshawa and Kyle and his wife Eva of Hillier and granma of Hayden, Emma and Cadel. Loved sister of Sharon (Gunter Stephan) of Wellington, Rick Young (Gailee) of Peterborough and Donna Young. Bonnie operated the Cornelius White House B&B for the past 28 years. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, on Saturday April 11th at 10 a.m. Reverend Phil Hobbs officiating. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Kingston General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 9:30 until service time. whattamfuneralhome.com
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JOAN SELDON – Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 6th, 2015 atGlen Hill Strathaven Nursing Home, Bowmanville in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late Ronald Seldon. Beloved mother of Malcolm (Linda) Seldon and Sandra (Leo) LaPointe. Remembered by her grandchildren Ron, Ken (Patty), Bradley (Kim), Melinda and Stacey her great grandchildren Sara and Noah. At Joan’s request cremation has taken place. Spring Interment at Thornton Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.
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PAUL ZIEDENBERG – January 30, 1926 – April 2, 2015 – Passed away, peacefully at Hallowell House on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the presence of his loving family. Paul, a naval veteran of World War II, was the beloved husband of the late Betty. Dear father of Michael and Kandy, Howard and Dawn and Ricki and Ron Goodlin. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Amanda and Jonathan, Ryan, Katie, Andrea, Laura, Jeremy and Georgia, Lindsay, Jackie and Justin, as well as his great-grandchildren, Rachel, Reilly, Vanessa and Penelope, and sister-in-law Myrna. Paul will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, and is pre-deceased by his parents Morris and Leah, and his siblings Robert and Fran. A very special thank you to his devoted caregiver, Arleen Calalo, and the caring staff of Hallowell House. A Graveside service will be held at the Rose Cemetery at a later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. www.alzheimer.ca Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 main Street, Picton, ON.
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M. JOYCE STEENBURGH – November 30, 1960 – March 26, 2015 – Peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on Thursday March 26, 2015. Joyce Steenburgh of Belleville, formerly of Picton, at the age of 54. Beloved wife of the late Riley Steenburgh, mother of Doulas Williams and his wife Melissa Herman and grandma of Liam. Dear sister of Gail, Faye, Doug, Mary, Kathy, Glen, Diane, Lori, Laverne, Roy and the late Terry and Ray. A Gathering of family and friends will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton on Thursday April 2nd from 2 until 3:30 pm. Spring Interment at West Lake Church of Christ Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please).
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mac-macdonald-MALCOLM GILBERT MacDONALD – October 11, 1931 – March 24, 2015 – Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Tuesday March 24th, 2015. Malcolm MacDonald, formerly of Talbot Street, Picton, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Norma. Dear father of Alan (Jenny-Anne) of Toronto and Anne Eadie of Picton. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer, Thomas and Raynor. A private graveside service will take place in in the spring. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated in memory of Mac. Arrangements entrusted to, the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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luffmanMARIE ANNE LUFFMAN – At the Belleville General Hospital on Monday March 23, 2015, Marie Luffman, at the age of 80. Loved mother of Susan Woods of Oshawa, Deborah (Brian) Anderson of Perth and the late David Trempanier.
Dear grandmother of Robert and Thomas and sister of Edna, Helen, Bob and the late Phyllis, Marion and Clarence. A family graveside service will take place later in the spring following cremation. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton, ON
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Helen-TrinkwonHELEN REITHA TRINKWON – At the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday March 19, 2005, Helen Trinkwon (nee Moore), at the age of 78. Loved daughter of the late Walter and Eva Moore. Dear sister of Audrey Armstrong and Ron Moore and the late Keitha Fauvelle, Bertha Lott, Marjorie Toms, Shirley Kirby and Francis Moore. Remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Trinkwon rested at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571
A family graveside service will take place in the spring following cremation. If desired, memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
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Dorothy-WallworkDOROTHY BERNICE WALLWORK – March 19, 1924 – March 21, 2015 – Peacefully at the Kentwood Nursing Home on Saturday March 21, 2015, Dorothy Wallwork,, at the age of 91. Retired longtime employee of Prince Edward Heights. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loved mother of Ted (Patti) and Rob (Pat), all of Picton. Grandmother of Greg (Heather), Melanie Langdon (Khoby), Erin Smith (Brad), Dan (Bobbi Jo), Lindsey Leonard (Mike) and Ian, great grandmother of 10. Dear sister of Mac Wilson (Betty) of Coe Hill, predeceased Clayton, Margaret Whitmore, Colleen McCann. Mrs. Wallwork is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton FUNERAL SERVICE in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Thursday, March 26th, at 2pm. The Reverend Fran Langlois officiating. Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery in the Spring. Memorial donations to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pm at the funeral home, and Thursday at the Church from 1pm until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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  Ida-DuboisIDA LILLIAN DUBOIS – November 11, 1940 – March 19, 2015 – Surrounded by family at Hospice Prince Edward on Thursday March 19th, 2015. Ida Dubois of Picton, at the age of 74. Beloved mom of Tony and his wife Lorrie of Ameliasburgh, Sornia Bartman and her partner Leonard Paugh of Ameliasburgh, Yvonne Amey and her husband Stephen Valitalo of Picton and Rachel and her husband Mark McLachlan of Batawa. Proud nanny of Jason, Shannon, Amanda, Darci, Donald, Katie, Michael, Jeremy, Brett, Kimber, Taryn, Olyvia, Jakob, Ethan and the late Alicia and great-nanny of ten. Dear sister of Archie, Bob, Wayne, Jerry, Gerry, Clifford, Marion, Sherry, Teresa, Elaine and the late David, Betty, Marie and Kevin. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held in the Chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday March 28th at 10:30 a.m. Major’s Dean and Margaret Locke officiating. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 9:30 until service time. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Helen-MillerHELEN WINNIFRED MILLER – January 21, 1929 – March 19, 2015 – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday March 19th, 2015. Helen Miller of Picton, formerly of South Bay, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Doug. Loved mother of Larry and his wife Susan of Picton, Dwayne and his wife Valerie of Cherry Valley and Karen and her husband Doug Gyde of Milford. Cherished grandma of Jamie (Tina), Andrew (Jessica), Nathan (Jennifer), Kelly (Chad) and Noah and great-grandma of Dustin, Max, Andie, Ryerson and William. Dear sister of the late Glendon Knight and Barbara Howard. Mrs. Miller is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at South Bay United Church on Monday March 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Spring Interment Cherry Valley. If desired, donations to South Bay United Church would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 p.m. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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  Laurine-SageLAURINE AMELIA SAGE – April 7, 1923 – March 18, 2015 – Peacefully passed away at the QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday March 18, 2015, Laurine Sage (nee Trussler), formerly of 45 Centre Street, in her 92nd year. Loving wife to the late Jack Sage. Loved dearly by her son Peter (Celia) of Picton and daughter Sara Harrison (Richard) of Dundas, ON. Grandmother to Mathew and Amy, Mary and April. Great grandmother to Bridget and Rosie, Belle and Silas. Dear sister of Gordon Trussler (late Joan) of Windsor, sister in law of Helen (late Bill) and the late Don. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Saturday April 18 at 1:30 pm. Memorial donations to the Picton Christadelphians would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please) Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com
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  Kay-TrumbleKATHLEEN MARGARET ‘Kay’ TRUMBLE – June 3, 1910 – March 18, 2015 – Peacefully at H.J. McFarland Home on Wednesday March 18, 2015. Kay Trumble, retired Prince Edward County teacher, at the age of 104. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Barnard. Loved mother of Lorrie and her husband Les Roebuck and Tom Trumble, all of Picton. Nana of Jennifer (Nick McGregor) of Ottawa, Susan (Frank Costa) of Kingston, Dianne Roebuck of Picton, Tim Trumble (Cindy) of Osgoode, ON, Bryan Trumble (Carina) of Cobourg and great-nana of Aidan, Lauryn, Kennedy, Ben, Marshall, Aleena and Nolan. Daughter of the late Ernest Stevenson and Jesse (nee O’Neil) and sister of the late Mary Eliza Francis. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Glenora United Church (Lake on-the-Mountain) on Saturday April 4th at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. Spring Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Glenora United Church would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com
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  Sue-FergusonSUSAN FERGUSON – November 24, 1950 – March 17, 2015 – Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday March 17th, 2015. Susan Ferguson of Upper Lake St., Picton at the age of 64. Beloved wife of Joe. Dear mother of Jody (Kim) and Angela (Ron) all of Picton. Dear sister of Marilyn and Bob McClennon, Kenneth and Sharon Laird, Harold and Jean Laird, Linda and Roger Mitchell, Diane Laird, Charles Laird, Debbie and Scott Manlow and the late Wayne and Henry Laird. Special sister-in-law of Betty VanHeddegem. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Tanner, Tailer, Haley, Henry, Mark, Andrea, Kyle and Josh. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be announced at a later time. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Belleville Oncology Unit would be appreciated in memory of Susan. Online condolenes www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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esther_dwightEVELYN “ESTHER” DWIGHT – November 25, 1925 – March 14, 2015 –  Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at Kentwood Park, Picton, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her parents Sarah and Robert Logan. Dear mother of Ruth and Matthew. Dear sister of Edith Vance (Van). Predeceased by her sister Barbara and brothers Robert, John and Doug. She will be sadly missed by her dear friend Pat. Esther grew up in Niagara Falls and joined the Air Force on her 18th birthday. After the war she pursed her love of art, graduating from the Ontario College of Art. After raising her family in Toronto she moved to Prince Edward County and rekindled her love of painting and living a quiet life. Thank you to the staff of Kentwood Park for their great support and kindness to Esther for the past three years. A private family celebration of Esther’s life will be held in the spring. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Joan-ThissenADRIANE JOHANNA ‘Joan’ THISSEN – September 11, 1931 – March 14, 2015 – Surrounded by the love of her family at Hospice Prince Edward on Saturday March 14th, 2015. Joan Thissen of R.R. 4 Picton, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loved mother of Herman of Toronto, Johanna and Wayne Kendall of Oakville, Joe and his wife Connie of Picton, Alice and her husband Jim Smith of Kimberely, BC, Jerry and his wife Kelly of Comox, BC, John and his wife Penny of Picton and the late Mary and Robert. Proud oma of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Andy Manders and his wife Johanna of Brighton and of many brothers and sisters in the Netherlands. Mrs. Thissen is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Friday March 20th at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Thomas Thazhappally officiating. Spring Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. with prayers being held at 7:30. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Merle-Marie-MunroMERLE MARIE MUNRO – June 26, 1924 – March 13, 2015 – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday March 13, 2015. Merle Munro, of Picton, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Blake. Loved sister of Dan Mabee and his wife Phyllis of Picton, Alma Mabee of Picton, Alice and her husband Wilbur Miller of Black Creek, Sharon Brasseur of Picton, Deanna and her husband Bill Beach, of Picton and the late Madeline Bett and Marjorie Drury and sister-in-law of Sid Drury. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and by her dear friends at Harmony Home. Mrs. Munro is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday March 17th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family will receive friends on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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NORMAN STORMS – January 2, 1924 – March 13, 2015 – Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family at H.J. McFarland Home on Friday March 13th, 2015. Norman Storms, of Picton, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Eva. Loved father of Carol Turpin (Paul) of Stirling, Brenda Storms of Belleville, Wayne (Donna) of Janetville, Edgar (Janice) of Marmora, Sharon Wright (Doug) of Picton and Donna Hawley (the late Gerald) of Belleville. Proud grandpa of eleven and great-grandpa of fifteen. Remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Mr. Storms is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday March 17th at 10:30 a.m. Majors Dean and Margaret Locke officiating. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
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SARAH ROSE POFF – Peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at her home in Picton on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, in her 69th year. Beloved wife of the late Boyd “Bud” Poff. Loving mother of Deborah Lounsberry (Tim) and Darnell (Trish) Poff. Predeceased by her sons Darryl and Donald Poff. Remembered by her 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and predeceased by her granddaughter Breanna. Survived by her sisters Leola Fenemore and Diane Hicks and her brother Howard Minnie and her brother in law Floyd Poffand predeceased by 14 siblings. Sarah was lovingly cared for by her grandson Gordie (Amy) and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO on Friday, March 13th, 2015 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 Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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GERALDINE MARIE ELLIOTT – June 23, 1922 – March 9, 2015 –  Suddenly at her home on Monday March 9th, 2015. Gerry Elliott of Owen Street, Picton, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late George and mother of the late Kathryn. Dear sister of Shirley Feher and David Iler (Dorothy) all of Amherstburg, ON. Gerry will be missed by her nieces and nephews. A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to, The Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Lori-Anne-SmithLORI ANNE SMITH – October 29, 1954 – March 7, 2015 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park on Saturday March 7th, 2015. Lori Smith, formerly of Union Street, Picton at the age of 60. Beloved wife of Robert J. Smith. Cherished mother of Benjamin (Erica) of Newmarket, Jeremy of Picton and Caleb of Toronto. Dear sister of Cindy Blight (Murray) of Newmarket and Scott Harrison (Margaret) of Toronto. Lori will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held in the First Baptist Church (Hope Centre) on Thursday April 9th at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Larry Snider to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated in memory of Lori. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Madeline-MulkeenMADELINE MARCELLE MULKEEN – April 13, 1946 – March 4, 2015 – Our beautiful Madeline passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 4th, 2015, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Her loving family was with her as she made her final journey. Terry, Annette and Stuart thank the medical staff and hospice staff for the wonderful care and support given to her over the past weeks. Our Madeline, the fashionista, lover of bright colours and sometimes outrageous outfits will be missed by her church community, her fellow volunteers at Hospice Prince Edward and by her family and friends across the globe. Madeline had a wonderful career as a nurse both in England and in her adopted country of Canada. Upon retirement she enjoyed traveling with Terry and other family members and participating in many County events. You may have seen her around town selling tags for charity or encouraging you to donate to the Salvation Army kettle at Christmas. Madeline was a dedicated volunteer for over five years with Hospice Prince Edward. She was immensely proud of her son Ivan. When he visited from Montreal and they were together, he towered over her at 6’7″ to her 4’11”. We will celebrate the life of this lovely lady on Thursday March 12, 2015. The upbeat service, conducted by the Reverend Audrey Whitney, will be held at her church, Glenora United (Lake on the Mountain) at 2:00 p.m. We invite you to wear something colourful to honour her. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or Glenora United Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton ,Ontario. whattamfuneralhome.com
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Dona-YorkDONA ANN YORK – August 9, 1955 – March 2, 2015 – My wife and best friend passed away on Monday March 2nd, 2015 after her strong battle with cancer. Dona York of Maple Avenue, Picton, at the age of 59. Beloved wife of Doug. Daughter of the late Arthur and Helen Baverstock. Dear sister of Charlene Baverstock and her friend Gord Wright of Scarborough, Debbie Hill of Sudbury and the late Stephen Baverstock. Dona will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home on Monday March 9th at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Bill Kidnew to officiate. Cremation to follow with spring interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may gather at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Sylvia-MaycockSYLVIA MARIE MAYCOCK – November 30, 1923 – February 28, 2015 – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of our “Mum” Sylvia Maycock. She was the loving wife of the late Abe. Beloved Mum to her children, Marie Dawson, Churyl Cole (Roger), Chris Maycock (Deborah). Her Grandchildren, Mark (Jocelyn) Dawson, Donna Boschma (Donny) Paul Dawson (Marlene) Shaun Dawson (Kori) Christopher Maycock, Kelli-Anne and Ross Maycock. Sylvia was also the dear gran of 14 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. A private family memorial to take place at a later date. Sylvia’s family would like to sincerely thank the Nursing Staff at Sills Complex Continuing Care ward for their kindness and compassion in assisting Mum in her final days. If desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated in memory of Sylvia. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Robert-HarrisonROBERT GEORGE ‘Bob’ HARRISON – August 26, 1948 – February 27, 2015 – With great sadness we announce the passing of Robert ‘Bob’ Harrison, at home with his family on Friday February 27, 2015. Bob was an auto mechanic at Canadian Tire for 45 years. Beloved husband of Darlene (nee McTaggart) and much loved father of Jennifer (Jake Tyman) of Brockville and Larissa (Luc Bourdeau) of Limoges. Proud grandfather of Aidryauna. Bob is survived by his mother Reta (late John) and mother-in-law Vera McTaggart (late Wallace), both of Picton. Mr. Harrison is resting at the WHATTAM FUNERAL HOME 33 Main St., Picton. 613-476-2450 FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Thursday March 5 at 11 am. Pastor David Inch to officiate. Spring Interment at Hicksite Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Elks Childrens Charity Fund would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. and Thursday from 10 am. until service time. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Iona-WagerIONA GERTRUDE WAGER – January 10, 1918 – February 26, 2015 – After a lengthy illness at Friendly Manor, Deseronto, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday February 26th, 2015. Iona Wager, formerly of Big Island, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Borden and mother of Wayne (Debbie) of Syracuse, NY, Wanda (Moe Larose) of Big Island, Rex (Carol) of Frankford and Russell (Cheryl) of Big Island. Loved by her grandchildren Wayne Jr (Kristan), Eric (Kelly), Wendy (Mike), Mark (Janet), Kim (Paul), Brad, Melissa (Cheyenne), David (Helen), Becky (Randy) and John (Nicola) and their families. Mrs. Wager is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Prince Edward County Free Methodist Church on Tuesday March 3rd at 2:00 p.m. Spring Interment at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Bible Society or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Harold-George-ColeHAROLD GEORGE COLE – September 10, 1927 – February 25, 2015 – Peacefully at Hallowell House Nursing Home on Wednesday February 25th, 2015. Harold George Cole, formerly of Milford, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Cecila. Loved father of Bruce, Bev, Edwin, Lyle, Marcia and the late David. Grandfather of 18. Dear brother of Laura and the late Lena, Rance, Garland and Rosie. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday February 28th at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Canon David Smith officiating. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County would be appreciated. Family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com
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alice_burtchALICE PAULINE BURTCH – March 7, 1915 – February 25, 2015 – Passed away peacefully at the Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Wednesday February 25, 2015, Alice Burtch (nee Casement), 10 days before her 100th birthday, with her family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Reverend William Gerald Burtch and much loved mother of Ruth (Ron) Chiles of Napanee, the late Sylvia (Glenn) Brewster and Wayne (Bert) of RR 4 Picton. Proud grandmother of Doris (Lawrence Mallory), David Johnston (Anna), Michael Brewster (Donna) and the late Stephen and great grandmother of Laura, David, Courtney, Tyler and Kurtis. Sister of the late Pearl, Amber, Lou, Allen, Robert and Eulah. Mrs. Burtch is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. 613-476-2450 FUNERAL SERVICE in St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church on Monday March 2 at 11 am. The Reverend Dorothy Lancaster officiating. Spring interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Frankford. Memorial donations to the Kentwood Park Residents Council or charity of your choice would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon 2 to 4 pm. and Monday at the church from 10 am. until service time. Online condolences www.whattmfuneralhome.com
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JACQUELINE MARIE PEATTIE – Passed away at her home, Picton, on Wednesday February 25, 2015, Jackie Peattie (nee O’Donnell), at the age of 77. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Peattie. Loved mother of Michael (Sue) of Scarborough, Deborah (Bill) Hood of Whitby, Ronald (Karen) of Pickering and Jesse of Picton. Dear grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 4 and sister of Doug, Connie and Marg. As desired by Mrs. Peattie, a family service will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME.

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scott-mcconnel-SCOTT GILBERT McCONNELL – April 6, 1965 – February 24, 2015 – Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday February 24th, 2015. Scott “Skidder” McConnell of Picton, at the age of 49. Loved father of Shanyn and Jacob and stepfather of Anthony and Christopher Grant. Dear son of Ken and Barbara McConnell of Napanee, formerly of Picton and brother of Kerry and her husband Jay Childerhose of Frankford and the late Blaine. Uncle of Sami-Jo and Mitchell. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Wednesday March 4th at 2:00 p.m. If desired, donations to the Picton United Church Food Bank would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Bob-RenoyROBERT DONALD RENOY – Suddenly at his home in Kingston on Monday February 23, 2015, Bob Renoy, formerly of Picton, at the age of 60. Bob was predeceased by his parents Victor and Emily Renoy and is survived by his best friend and brother Bill Renoy and his wife Fran of Picton. He will be missed and remembered by his family and friends here and his cousins in Holland. Mr. Renoy rested at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 FUNERAL SERVICE was held in the Chapel on Saturday February 28 at 11:30 am.
Dr. Gerry Bradley officiated. Spring Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
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KAY ALICE SLAUGHTER – June 8, 1931 – February 22, 2015 – Peacefully at home on Big Island on Sunday February 22nd, 2015. Kay Slaughter, formerly of Mississauga, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Derek. Loved mother of Michael and his wife Darla Jean of Sunrise, FL, Susan Janet and her husband Frank Zapletal of Toronto and Alan and his wife Linda of Delray, FL. Proud grandmother of Zoe Halley, Kristin Kay, Tabor Derek, Blake and Reid. Dear sister of Margaret and Robert and the late Joseph and Frederick. Will be fondly remembered by Apryll Heffering of Boca Raton, FL and by her many friends and church family at Friendship United. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Friendship United Church, Demorestville on Thursday February 26th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Kirby Breithaupt officiating. If desired, donations to the Picton Dialysis Clinic would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton
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George-Reynolds GEORGE BYRON ALMON REYNOLDS – June 27, 1927 – February 19, 2015 – With great sadness we announce the passing of George Reynolds, former Councillor, Deputy-Reeve, Reeve and Warden of Prince Edward County on Thursday February 19, 2015 at Hospice Prince Edward. George was inducted into the Quinte Agricultural Wall of Fame (Stirling, ON-2012) Beloved husband of Beatrice (nee Myatt). Loved father of Gloria (Harry) Litke of Ajax, Mabel (Dennis) Pringle of Picton, Irene (Duffy) Wilson of Marlbank, Almona (Mark) Wanamaker of Wellington, Shawn (Kelly) of Bloomfield and the late Kathy. Proud grandfather of 9, greatgrandfather of 6, great-greatgrandfather of 3 and brother of Almona Haws, Marilyn (Bud) Gregory, Larry and the late Bruce and Ruth Pettingill. Mr. Reynolds is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE at the Pentecostals of Quinte, 490 Dundas St., West, Belleville, ON on Friday February 27at 11 am. Pastor Shawn Stickley to officiate with Pastor Arnold MacLauchlan. Spring Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm. and Friday from 10 am. until service time at the church. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Jim-KyleJAMES ROBERT ‘Jim’ KYLE – December 20, 1938 – February 17, 2015 – Retired Alcan Employee (35 + years). After a lengthy illness, Jim was called home by his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on February 17th, 2015. Jim is survived by his wife Nancy (nee Cannell, formerly Grice), father to Don, Natalie and Mari-Jean. He will be sadly missed by his two Jack Russell companions Annie and Chloe. Jim’s favourite verse was: Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 240 Main Street, Bloomfield on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the service. Private Family Interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Scholarship Fund or Wesley Acres Harbour Ridge Camps would be appreciated. Jim’s desire was for young people to have the opportunity to know and serve Jesus. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com
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JOHN WILLIAMS EDWARDS – Passed away peacefully at Quinte Gardens, Belleville on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Helene Edwards. Loving father of Margaret (Colin) McIntyre and Joey (Pam) Edwards. Remembered by his 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. At John’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to the Belleville Hospital Oncology Department would be appreciated by the family. Donations may be made through www.bghf.ca Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, ON

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Treva-PhinneyTREVA PHINNEY – July 19, 1937 – February 14, 2015 – Passed away on February 14th, 2015 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Treva Phinney (nee Colburne) passed away peacefully at the age of 77. She slipped away quietly to join her husband Gerry on Valentine’s Day. Loving mother of Tim and his wife Deb of Renfrew, and Jeff of Whitby. Her grandchildren Stephanie, Sharlaina and Kelson will greatly miss her stories and their many adventures. Predeceased by her daughter Crystal and husband Gerry. Treva will be sadly missed by all family, extended family and friends. In keeping with Treva’s wishes a graveside service followed by a celebration of her life will take place in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Baby ROBERT Jr. WHITSTONE – February 13, 2015 – February 13, 2015 – Much anticipated and cherished baby boy to Raven Moore and Robert Whitstone. 3lbs 1 oz, 16.5 inches. Grandmothers to be Lynn Brough and Brenda Williams. A gathering will be held at 22 Ontario St., Picton on February 27th at 1:00 p.m. If desired, donations to the Picton Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON K0K 2T0 www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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OLIVE BROCK – March 22, 1915 – February 13, 2015 – Olive “Bunny” Brock at Hallowell House, Picton on Friday February 13th, 2015. Bunny Brock, at the age of 99. Dear mother of William and his wife Christine of Shannonville, formerly of Burlington. Grammy of Tricia Cumming, Cameron Cumming, Michael Brock (Sarah), William Brock (Stefani) and great-grammy of Autumn and Devon. Predeceased by her husband William and daughter Judy Cumming. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Hallowell House Resident’s Fund would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton, Ontario.
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ken-laneKENNETH LANE – Passed away after a brief illness at the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, February 12th, 2015, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Joan Lane (nee Thompson). Cherished father of Peggy (John) Johnson, Bryan (Wendy) Lane and Joanne (Doug) Myers. Grandfather to Jennifer, Tricia, Amanda (Scott), Julie, Will, Ryan, Adam and Steven and great grandfather to Jack. Survived by his sister Helen Mann (Ron) of Kingston.Ken will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Memorial Donations to the Storehouse Foodbank or 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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ALICE “PEGGY” WINNIFRED POPE R.N. – February 25th, 1912 – February 12th, 2015 Age 102 years & 352 days Daughter of the late John and Blanche Norton. Beloved wife of the late Marcus Pope. Loving mother of Jacqueline Campbell (Bill) of Bloomfield, Sandra Okum (Elmer) of Petawawa, Dennis (Arlene) of Abbotsford, B.C., David (Priscilla) of Lethbridge, AB and Merle (Bev) of Oshawa. Predeceased by her sons Robert (Liz), Ronald (Pat) and Donald.  Sadly missed by 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Also predeceased by her sister Margaret and brothers Walter, Harold and Ralph Norton and grandson Kevin Campbell. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON, on Tuesday, February 17th from 6-8 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Spring Interment Bowerman-McFaul Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Hosptial for Sick Kids would be appreciated by the family.
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Marie-SuddardMARIE SUDDARD – July 20, 1929 – February 11, 2015 – After a brief illness at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday February 11th, 2015. Marie Suddard of Picton, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Wayne Suddard. Much loved mother of Gary and Judy & her husband Jim Blemkie, all of Picton. Proud nan of Jamie (Sheila), Jennifer (Brenden) and Jillian (William) and great-nan of Maggie, Vivi, Max and Gia. Survived by her sister Joanne (Dick) and brother Ernie (Jean) and remembered by her nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Marie’s Life will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday February 14th at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). Friends & family will be received Saturday morning from 9:30 until service time. whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Al-MagrieAALDERT ‘Al’ MAGRIE – May 27, 1939 – February 10, 2015 – Passed away peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday February 10th, 2015. Al Magrie of Picton, Ontario at the age of 75. Husband of Tena Magrie. Loved father of Simone Magrie of Kingston, Janet and her husband Barry Evans of Ottawa, Carolyn and her husband Mike Savage of Smith Falls and Andrea Magrie of Bloomfield. Dear grandfather of five. Predeceased by his parents Klaas and Jantje. Al will be missed by his brother, sisters, extended family and friends in Holland and by his County friends and acquaintances. He always had a smile and friendly hello for everyone. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, Bloomfield on Wednesday February 18th at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gregg Lawson officiating. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 or Quinte Christian High School would be appreciated. Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com * * * JEAN ROBERTS – August 18, 1923 – February 10, 2015 – Born Evelyn Jean Macdonald on August 18, 1923 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Graduate of N.B.C.I. and University of Saskatchewan (B.Comm. 1945). Resident of Montreal, Toronto, Cincinnati, Don Mills, and Picton, Ontario. Predeceased by husband John (Jack) Roberts and brother William Ross Macdonald. Survived by son Gordon Ross Roberts (Wendy Jarath), grandchildren Christopher John Stanislav and Katherine Skye Alesia, sister-in-law Doris Macdonald, niece Allister Jean, nephew John Stevenson (Cindy Macdonald, Anna and David). Died February 10, 2015 as she lived — peacefully, thoughtfully and on her own terms; special thanks to Vivian McConnell for her friendship and care. As per Jean’s wishes there will be no service. If desired, donations in her memory can be made to the University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business, Georgia Goodspeed Memorial Fund.
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Lucille-WilliamsLUCILLE ALEITHA WILLIAMS – June 16, 1926 – February 8, 2015 – Surrounded by her family at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Sunday February 8th, 2015. Lucille Williams (nee Martin) of Demorestville, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Maurice. Dear mother of Dale of Big Island, Wayne of Demorestville, Philip of Demorestville, Allan of Keswick, Rodney Clare (Sherrie) of Demorestville, Dawn Hicks (James) of Oshawa and the late Linda Wallace (Gary). Lucille will be sadly missed by her 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Mrs. Williams is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel on Tuesday February 10th, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Kirby Breithaupt to officiate. Entombment Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Friendship United Church or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only Please) The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm. and Tuesday from 10 am. until Service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Olive-PonstinglOLIVE F PONSTINGL – July 5, 1927 – February 8, 2015 – Beloved wife of A.R. Louis Ponstingl, passed into eternal life, on Sunday February 8th, 2015 at the H.J. McFarland Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Born in London, England, the daughter of the late Stanley and Frances Langford. She is survived by her husband and several nieces and nephews in England and Canada. Olive was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Frank Langford. Mass of Christian Resurrection at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, interment at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in the Spring. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com
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KATHY EVANS (nee Hewton) – Suddenly passed away at Kingston General Hospital on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at the age of 56. Beloved wife of David Evans and mother of son Stuart and his wife Kristen and daughter Elizabeth “Lizzy.”  Loving daughter of Elmer and the late Phyllis Hewton. Survived by her sister Lorri and brother Tim. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and extended family. Kathy was born and raised in Wellington and was actively involved in her community. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, February 12thfrom 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Wellington United Church Father Brad Smith and Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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Merle-WoodleyPHYLLIS MERLE STRIKER-WOODLEY – October 23, 1919 – February 5, 2015 -Passed away at the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday February 5, 2015, Merle Woodley (formerly Striker, nee Anderson), at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Striker and Clifford Woodley. Loved mother of Carol (Charlie) Emlaw, Lois (Grant) Reynolds, Bill (Bev) Woodley, Cliff (Wendy) Woodley and Janice (Warren) Powell. Proud grandmother of Todd, Jessica (David), Adam (Melody), Teddy (Liz), Wes (Afton), Nolan, Sara (Scott), Shannon, Erin (Michael), Sabrina (Jody) and Jamie and greatgrandmother of Cole, Sam, Kate, Libby, Lola, Chelsey, Lyndsey and Korey. Mrs. Woodley is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Wednesday February 11 at 2 pm. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the South Bay United Church or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Wednesday afternoon from 1 pm. until Service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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 Peter-DwightWILLIAM PETER DWIGHT – September 3, 1927 – February 3, 2015 – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at the Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton, in his 88th year. Predeceased by his parents Emma and Albert. Dear father of Ruth and Matthew. Brother of Ken (Helen) and sister Betty Black. Predeceased by his sister Bernice and brother Gord. Peter grew up in Toronto and joined the Canadian Merchant Navy at 15, and made many trips to South America. Peter returned home after the war and pursued his love of art. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art, and had a life-long career as a commercial artist. Peter spent his retirement years in Brighton, Ontario enjoying painting and sculpting. Thank you to the staff of Hallowell House for their great support and kindness to Peter for the past four years. At Peter’s request there will be no visitation or service. Online condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com
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Skip-McCormackVIOLET MARIE “Skip” McCormack – March 14, 1921 – February 3, 2015 – It is with a heavy heart and a profound sense of loss that we the family of Violet Marie (Skip) McCormack (nee Morgan) have to say good bye to our beautiful mother and grandmother. Skip of Picton, formerly of South Bay, peacefully passed away at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on February 3rd, 2015, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband, Charles Alton (Al), her parents Eliza Frances (Laisley) and George Richard Morgan, her sisters Lillian, Helen and brother, George. Loving mother of the late Bryan (Linda), Jim (Gail) and Ken (Helen). Grandmother of Tim (Cheryl), Michelle (Troy), Chris (Emily), Scott (Kelly), Cory, Stacey (Chris), and Leslie (Kevin). Great Grandmother of Jordan, Jessica, Pierce, Keyara, Ashlee, Kallie, Adam, Avery, Rylan, and long-time friend Cecil Hambly. Having taken up roots in South Bay following the many travels of the Military Service, Skip raised her family on an apple orchard along with a herd of Aberdeen Angus. Skip fostered many relationships through square dancing, South Bay United Church, Eastern Star, Picton Fair Board and writing classes. Always active and full of energy, she lived life to the fullest. A gold medal at the age of 75 for long distance swimming at the Canadian Senior Games was a sample of her many achievements. The service will be held at South Bay United Church on Friday February 6th, with visitation at 1:00 followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00pm. Spring interment to follow at Black Creek United Church. If desired, memorial donations can be made to South Bay United Church. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Rita-GrantRITA EILEEN GRANT – May 21, 1949 – February 1, 2015 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday February 1, 2015, Rita Eileen Grant, of Sandy Hook Rd., Picton, at the age of 65. Beloved daughter of the late Isabella Maria Willis and Frederick Cyril Banting. Loved mother of Patti of Deseronto, Kelly, Bobbie-Lynn and Dennis, all of Picton and Andrew of London. Sadly missed by her many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Fred, Jack, Betty, Freda, Donna, Ned and the late Maude, Art, Cyril, Leonard, Henry and Andrew. Companion Tinkerbell will miss her deeply. Mrs. Grant is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. MEMORIAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Saturday February 7 at 11 am. The Reverend Peter Spragg officiating. Spring interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Picton United Church County Food Bank would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10 am. until Service time. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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BEVERLEY DIANE DINGMAN – December 20, 1934 – February 1, 2015 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Sunday February 1st, 2015. Bev Dingman, formerly of 113 Mary Street, Picton, at the age of 80. Loved daughter of the late George and Bernice Dingman. Dear sister of Roger and his wife Judy of Trenton and the late Gwen Eaton and aunt of Troy and Geoff Eaton, Marlene Bradley and Stephen Dingman. A private family graveside service will take place at the Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangments entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton.
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 June-JoyceJUNE AMELIA JOYCE – June 2, 1924 – February 1, 2015 – Suddenly at her home on February 1st, 2015. June Joyce of Amelia Street, Picton, at the age of 90. Dear sister of the late Elmer Joyce and step sister of the late Effie Vancott. June will be sadly missed by her nephew Lawrence Vancott (Donna). June was a cherished great aunt of Penny, Tresa, Tracy, Tammy and Trevor. A private graveside service will be held in the spring. 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. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LOIS CONLEY – Peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 at the Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton, in her 85th year. Dear wife of Morley Conley. Caring mother of Monica (Bryan) Hobson and Marilyn (Len) Lang. Granma to Jason Munnings (fiancée Jody), Melissa (Justin) Frye and Lyndsay (Len) Fry and great granma to Lauren, Taylor, Tyler, Shawn, Emily and Walker. Survived by her sisters Lorna (John) Freymand, Marie Best (the late Malcolm) Anne (Gerald) Levesque, Linda Tarrant (the late Paul) and her brother Murray Kuno ( Marilyn). Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends in the community. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Friday, February 6th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Wellington United Church. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Spring interment Wellington Cemetery Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family.

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Allan-O'NeilALLAN RICHARD O’NEIL – Suddenly at his home on Saturday January 31st, 2015, Allan O’Neil of Fry Road, Picton, at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Lisa. Dear father of Krysti Clarke (Drew), Ryan O’Neil and Tiffany O’Neil (Dan). Allan will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Ava, Sabastian, Scarlet, Lumen and Everly. Mr. O’Neil is resting at the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the First Baptist Church (Hope Centre), 46 King Street, Picton, on Thursday February 5th at 2:00 pm. Pastor Dennis Pringle to officiate. Entombment Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Love Made Real Ministries, P.O. Box 112, Arnprior, ON, K7S3H2 would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. at the Funeral Home and Thursday from 1 pm. until service time at the Church. www.hicksfuneralhome.com
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BARRIE McFAUL – Suddenly passed away at his home in Wellington on Friday, January 30th, 2015, in his 70th year. Dear father of Nigel ( Monette), Scott and Lucas. Special grandpa to Jacob. Predeceased by his parents Clifford and Gladys McFaul and his brother Elmer McFaul. Barrie will be missed by his extended family and his many friends. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Tuesday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellington United Church. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
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ELIZABETH “Betty” WAKEFIELD (nee Thompson) – Passed away peacefully at the Picton Hospital on Friday, January 30th, 2015 with husband Don and eldest son, David comforting her.  At Christmas, younger son, Mark and his wife Jennifer and grandchildren Tom, Andrew and Alex came from Luxemburg to visit her. Betty is survived by sisters Sadie, Peggy and May, all of Toronto. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, February 5th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellington United Church, Main Street, Wellington. Reverend Steve Spicer and Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial Donations to the Lung Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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 BruceCampbellBRUCE FAIRBAIRN CAMPBELL – Suddenly at his home on Wednesday January 28, 2015, Bruce Campbell of Picton, at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Hennigar) and proud father of Sam (Jane) of Vancouver and Ross and Merran (Arty) Hurst, all of Ottawa. Dear brother of Barbara (Terry) Vakke of Edmonton, Mary of Ottawa and John (Lorelei) of Edmonton. Bruce practiced law on Main St. for 35 years. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church on Monday February 2 at 2 pm. The Reverend Charles Morris officiating. If desired, memorial donations made to St. Mary Magdalene Church would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Monday afternoon at the church from 12 noon until Service time. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton   613-476-5571 Online condolences at  www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
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DOROTHY JOHNSTON – It is with much sadness and sorrow that we must say goodbye to our loving Mother, Grandmother, Auntie and devoted friend Dorothy Ada Johnston, who passed away Wednesday 28th January 2015, in her 92nd year. Although a proud resident of Wellington for over 27 years of her life, she had most recently moved to Elder Care in Bloomfield where she was lovingly cared for and pampered by the wonderful owners and staff there. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by family and friends. She will be forever remembered by her loving children Robert (Orlinda), and daughter Randee (Roger), and her beloved grandchildren Gregory (Maryann), Peter and Jasmine and her Great grandchildren Abbey and Callum. Lovingly remembered by brothers Thomas (Adeline) and Patrick (Linda). A special Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Ada Fraser, her husband of over 55 years, William Warren (Bud), eldest brother David and her sister in law Beverly.  Dorothy will be fondly remembered by step grandson Jeramie and his son Emry. Dorothy so loved being around her friends and family,nothing pleased her more than sharing simple and special occasions in the presence of those she cared so much about.  All those whose life she touched, will never forget her.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until time of service. Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating A small donation to the Elder Care Retirement Home in Bloomfield would certainly have pleased Dorothy or a donation to the charity of your choice, in her memory would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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Larry-SinclairLAWRENCE ‘Larry’ JAMES SINCLAIR – Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Sunday January 25, 2014 in his 59th year. Larry of Duntroon, beloved husband of Pat Elson. Loving father of Kelly Sinclair (Chanse Dionne) and Megan Sinclair. Dear son of Audrey and the late Jim Sinclair. Brother of Shelley (Bob Greer) and Shawn Sinclair (Eileen Isaac). Larry will also be missed by his mother-in-law Ann Elson, sisters-in-law Margaret (Rick Lee) and Janet Elson, brother-in-law Donald Elson (Julie Payton-Farrell), nephews Sam and Chris Greer and nieces Jennifer and Isabelle Lee. Larry’s passion for and commitment to cross country skiing will be long remembered by the ski community. His leadership as mentor and coach for many cross country ski athletes, and contributions to building the sport of skiing across Canada will be missed. Private family service to be held. A Celebration of Larry’s life for family and friends will be held at Highlands Nordic, Duntroon in the spring. If desired, donations in Larry’s memory may be made to Cross Country Canada designated for the Highlands Trailblazers Cross Country Ski Club. Arrangements under the care and direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.  Online condolences Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.
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Roy-BrooksC ROY BROOKS – June 11, 1927 – January 25, 2015 – Passed away peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on, Sunday, January 25, 2015, Roy Brooks, life long farmer of Prince Edward County in his 88th year. Beloved son of the late Perry and Ethel Brooks, beloved husband of Elda (nee McFaul), dear father of Keith and his wife Kathy of Demorestville, Sylvia Brooks (Jack Clements) of Belleville, the late Faye Townsend and her husband Roger of Carrying Place and the late Steven. Dear brother of the late Clarence and Howard, loving brother-in-law of Isobelle of Ottawa. Proud grandfather of Jennifer Gowan (Robin) of Finch, Wendy Mack (Shawn) of Napanee, Greg Townsend (Amanda) of Rednersville, Devan Brooks (Jynelle) of Ameliasburgh and late Darrin, great grandfather of Oscar Brooks. Mr. Brooks is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE in the chapel on Friday, January 30 at 11:30 am. Reverend Hal York to officiate. If desired, memorial donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or Charity of Choice would be appreciated.. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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ROBERT RANKIN  – Passed away on January 24th, 2015 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton after a battle with cancer, Robert Rankin (Bob) in his 87th year. Sadly missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, ON on Sunday, February 1st at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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 Jean-JohnsonTHELMA JEAN VAN MEER-JOHNSON – Passed away peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday January 22, 2015, Jean Van Meer-Johnson (nee Howe) of Cherry Valley, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Donald Johnson and the late Arthur Van Meer. Loved mother of Barb (Gaye) Insley and Larry (Connie) Van Meer, all of Picton, Rosemary (Rob) Welsh of Amherstview, Lisa Van Meer (Shawn Cowan) of Bayside and the late Nancy. Proud grandmother of Rick (Cathy), Bev, Jamie (Kim), Peter (Karen), Kaila, Lindsey (Dan), Ryan (Katie), Ashley (Matt) and Andrew (Stephanie) and greatgrandmother of Megan, Amanda, Brock, Evan, Matthew, Tyler, Damien, Baia, Silas, Kahill and Pheonix. Dear step-mother to Marie (Russell) Downey and their children Diane, Andrew and Michael and Kim (Dean ) Dawson and their son John. Predeceased by her siblings Nellie Latchford, Dorothy Marisett and Clarence Howe. Mrs. Van Meer-Johnson is resting at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571.   FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Monday January 26 at 2 pm. The Reverend Janelle Shaw officiating. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Cherry Valley United Church or the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 pm. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
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Katharine-WebsterKATHARINE ‘Kay’ WEBSTER – March 21, 1933 – January 21, 2015 – With great sadness the family announces the passing of Kay on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Loved wife of the late David W. Webster.  Survived by her brother John Howard Anderson (Rosemary) and cousin Betty Ann Anderson (Paul).  Loved mother of Kathy (Scott), Elizabeth (Michael), Susan (Andy), Judy (Michael), Fred (Laurie), Robert (Terri), Mary (Gary) and Jane.  Grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of two. A private family gathering will be held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. (cheques preferred, please) Online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca
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JOAN CAMPBELL LAIRD – July 22, 1928 – January 21, 2015 – On January 21st in Picton, Ontario in her 87th year. She was the youngest daughter of the Rev John Munroe Laird and May Taylor Laird, and was predeceased by her sisters, Louise Laird Turnbull (2005), Marjorie Ransier Laird Palmer (1997), and Doreen May Laird (2010). Born on July 22, 1928 in St Thomas Ontario where she attended public and high school. She obtained a BA at the University of Toronto and began her career as a high school English teacher in 1961, moving in 1967 to the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where she taught the future teachers of Ontario, retiring in 1990. She is survived by her nephews, Ian Turnbull (Susan Tuckey Turnbull) of Picton Ontario, and Rodd Turnbull of Orillia Ontario, and her nieces and nephew, John, Katherine, Elizabeth and Janet. The family thanks the staff of Hallowell House for their warmth and caring over the past five years. A service will be held at Whattam Funeral Home in Picton on Monday January 26th at 10:30 a.m., with interment immediately following at Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Canadian Bible Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind through its Gifts in Memory program (see www.cnib.ca), or via Whattam Funeral Home.
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Robert MarshallROBERT DAVID MARSHALL – December 22, 1948 – January 19, 2015 – Peacefully surrounded by his family at the Belleville General Hospital on Monday January 19th, 2015. Bob Marshall of West Lake at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Katherine Minaker. Dear father of Rick (Sheri) of Picton, Sharon Marshall (Bruce) of Whitby, Karen Marshall (Todd) of Picton and Rhonda Thompson (Mike) of Georgetown. Dear brother of Helen Ferguson (Gerald), Judy Taylor (Roland), Lavern (Natalie) , Henry and the late David, Gerry and Rose. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Reyjanne, Brealynne, Zachary, Paige and Devin. Great granddad of Alexander and Riley. Bob will be greatly missed by his step children Christina Brough of Belleville, Nancy Brough (Kim) of Big Island and Gord Brough of Milford. Step granddad of Helena and Lexy Hennessy and his paw kids Picky and Minnow. Dear brother-in-law of Elaine Marshall. Bob will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. A Public Visitation will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home on Saturday January 24th from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. By Bob’s request, no service will be held. 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 condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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Lois-GuernseyLOIS CAROLYN GUERNSEY – July 10, 1943 – January 17, 2015 – Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Saturday January 17th, 2015. Lois Guernsey (nee Mowbray), of Athol, formerly of Oakville, at the age of 71. Beloved wife of 51 years of Fred, loved mother of Charles and his wife Angela of Woodstock and Chris and his wife Patricia of Belleville and proud grandma of Justin, Alyssa, Quinn and Carter. Dear sister of Marion Preston, Roy Mowbray, Doris Mather, Harold Mowbray, Ruth Cooper, Pat Mowbray, Nellie Creasy, Joyce Tolley and the late Margaret Gardner and Gladys Thompson. Remembered by her many brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends and her church family at Cherry Valley United Church. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Picton United Church on Friday January 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Cherry Valley United Church or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). Family & friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Thursday January 22nd from 2 to 4 and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Lily-Ascroft

LILY ASCROFT – November 6, 1912 – January 15, 2015 – Peacefully entered into rest on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at H. J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton LILY ASCROFT (nee Hilton) At the age of 102 Loving mother of Annette Cepon and Walter Ascroft Caring grandmother of Alison Lewis, Susan (Stevan) Harland, Charlotte (Paul) Budd, Elizabeth (David) Harper, Thomas (Fiona) Ascroft, Katherine Ascroft and Robert Ascroft and her 10 great grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of H. J. McFarland Home for their loving care. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 31 at 11:00 am at the Cressy United Church Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. No flowers please, but Memorial Donations to the H. J. McFarland Resident’s Council or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RONALD JOHN TINDLEY – April 21, 1934 – January 14, 2015 – Died peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness at Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday January 14th, 2014. Missed by his wife Rita of 57 years and his many relatives and friends. Also missed by his furry companions Jeffrey and Oscar. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations in Ron’s name may be made to the Loyalist Humane Society at loyalisthumanesociety.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.

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Fred-WelshFRED DALE WELSH – October 31, 1924 – January 13, 2015 – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday January 13th, 2015. Fred Welsh, of Picton, long-time owner of Grindrod Motors and member of the Picton Golf Club. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Grindrod. Loved father of Paul of Brighton and Rosemary Gillis and her husband Joe of Picton. Proud grandpa of Tiffany Welsh of Kingston and Chris Gillis of Toronto. Dear brother of Jane Jenkins of West Lake and the late Phil and Dick. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Friday January 16th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Robert Jones officiating. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). Friends may call on Friday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Online condolences whattamfuneralhome.com

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Howard-MinakerHOWARD EARL MINAKER – April 23, 1923 – January 11, 2015 – Surrounded by his loving family on Sunday January 11th, 2015. Pastor Howard Minaker, of Milford, formerly of Stouffville, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Audrey. Dear father of Ken and his wife Andrea of Cavan, ON and Marilynn and her husband Brock Ferguson of Milford. Dear Grand Dad of Carter and Hudson. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Pastor Minaker is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the Chapel on on Thursday January 15th at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Peter Spragg officiating. Interment in Stouffville Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Victory Christian Centre or Emmanuel Baptist Church Scholarship Fund would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until service time. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BERNICE HARDY – Peacefully passed away at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 BERNICE HARDY In her 92nd year Beloved wife of Bill Hardy. Dear mother of George Pratt, Barbara Wade, Delbert Hardy and Theressa Jackson. Remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Survived by her sister Evelyn Shimmerhorn, brother Noel Little and sister-in-law Jean Clarke (Frank). Predeceased by her sister Dorothy. Bernice was a dedicated 4H Club leader and was actively involved in choir and draft horses. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place in the spring. Memorial donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington Donations to the PECMH Foundation may be mailed to 403 Main Street, Picton, ON  K0K 2T0 www.pecmhf.ca Donations to Loyalist Humane Society may be mailed to 1297 County Road #4, P.O. Box 6108, Picton, ON  K0K 2T0 www.loyalisthumanesociety.com

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GENA STINSON – Peacefully at the Carrington Retirement Residence on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 MARGARET GENA STINSON In her 100th year Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Jessie Stinson, her siblings Nita Bowman, Lela Minter and George Stinson.  Survived by her brother John R. Stinson (Jack). Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews, David Bowman (Diane), Wayne Stinson (Kelly), Helen Anderson (Bob Hough), Mary Kay Frank (Bill), Paul Stinson (Barbara) and Carol Underdown and several great nieces and nephews. As per Gena’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service and interment will take place in the spring. A special thank you to the staff at the Carrington Retirement Residence for their care and kindness to Gena. Also a thank you to Dr. Donald Cooke for his many years of care and compassion.  If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Association, Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements in the care of Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington

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ELISA HICKS – Peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at home on Friday, January 9th, 2015. ELISA HICKS (nee Shields) In her 66th year. Loving wife of John Hicks. Caring mother of Kathy Holmes (John) and Peter Hicks (Karen). Granner of Josh, Max, Allan, Ben, Sam, Lucas and Daniel. Survived by her sister Marg Isbester (Mac) and her brother Hugh Shields. Elisa will be missed by her extended family and her many close friends. As per Elisa’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Oncology Department would be appreciated by the family. Donations may be made through www.bghf.ca Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington.

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IRENE COLLYER – Entered into rest on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton IRENE F. COLLYER of Wellington (formerly of Newmarket) In her 92nd year Beloved wife of the late Fred Collyer. Lovingly remembered by her niece Lois Holt. Irene was an active member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and her friends in the community will sadly miss her. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington on Friday, January 16th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery Memorial Donations to the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church would be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington.

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THOMAS CLIFFORD HALL – January 26, 1940 – January 6, 2015 – It is with heavy hearts that his family mark the passing of Tom Hall on Tuesday January 6th, 2015 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Tom Hall of Picton, at the age of 74. Beloved partner of Bev McKinley. Loved dad of Chris and his wife Aurora of Port Perry and Tracey Rump and her husband Corey of Belleville. Proud Bompa Tom of Emma, Thomas and Callum. Step father of Chris, Pam and Wendy, grandpa of Sheri, Brittany, Robert and Rachel and great-grandpa of Wyatt and Porter. Remembered by his sisters Dorothy, Eileen, Fran and their families. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Monday January 12th, at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends on Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time.

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Marilyn-Duff

MARILYN DUFF – June 18, 1947 – January 6, 2015 – With family by her side at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday January 6th, 2015. Marilyn Duff, recently of The County, formerly of Toronto, in her 68th year after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Bill for 41 years. Loving mother of Susannah and Michael. Remembered by her brother Michael Lee of Oxnard, California, his wife Judy and their children. Marilyn graduated from Trent and Carlton Universities, worked in journalism and public relations, was an avid gardener and lover of animals. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Saturday January 10th at 1:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cheques only please). The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 noon until service time. Online condolences at whattamfuneralhome.com

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shirley_kaySHIRLEY DIANNE KAY – April 29, 1947 – January 5, 2015 – At the Belleville General Hospital on Monday January 5, 2015, Shirley Kay (nee Windover), at the age of 67. Beloved wife of the late Leon Kay and loved mother of Tabitha of Picton. Shirley will be missed by her extended family and many friends. Mrs. Kay is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. MEMORIAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Tuesday January 13th at 2 pm. The Reverend Phil Hobbs to officiate. Cremation followed by spring interment in Adolphustown United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Tuesday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS NAKEFF – With family at his side, Thomas passed away at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Saturday January 3, 2015, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Pollard) of Milford. Loved father of Jacqueline (Steve) Jackson and Peggy (Raymond) Makela, all of Toronto, Colleen (Walter) Bailey of Bowmanville and Keith of Picton. Proud grandfather of Danielle, Pamela, Mary, Thomas and Beth and greeat grandfather of 8. Dear brother of Mary, Vasil and the late Nick, Chris and Lena. As desired by Mr. Nakeff, there will be a family service in the spring following cremation. Arrangements entrusted to the HICKS FUNERAL HOME, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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Hugh-NobleHUGH DOUGLAS NOBLE – March 30, 1952 – January 3, 2015 – Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Saturday January 3rd, 2015. Douglas Noble of Lake Street, Picton, at the age of 62. Beloved son of the late Hugh and Lorraine Noble and loved nephew of the late Muriel Richardson. Doug will be missed by all his friends at Community Living Prince Edward. Mr. Noble is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the Chapel on Thursday January 8th at 2:00 p.m. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Community Living Prince Edward or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated (cheques only please). Friends may call on Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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Ila-BeasleyILA MAY BEASLEY – December 29, 1917 – January 1, 2015 – Peacefully at the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Thursday January 1, 2015, Ila Beasley (nee Storms), at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Herbert Beasley. Dear sister of Norman Storms (late Eva) and the late Olive Snider and Renford, Otha, Fred and William Storms. Ila will be missed and remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beasley is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. FUNERAL SERVICE in the Chapel on Monday January 5 at 2 pm. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Spring Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Glenora United Church or the H J McFarland Resident Council would be appreciated. (cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Monday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time. Online condolences www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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