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Obituaries countylive.ca – 2020

 

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WILLIAM ALEC ‘Bill’ THORLEY – June 9, 1931 – March 27, 2020 – Peacefully in the early hours at West Lake Terrace on Friday March 27, 2020 Bill Thorley passed away after struggling with dementia and other health issues. Survived by his much loved and cherished partner Mary, pre-deceased by his wife Kay in October 2000 and survived by family in southern Ontario and England. Bill served in the R.A.M.C. in England, where he was born and in Canada with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment. Bill was an avid lover of anything to do with railroading and was the charter president of the local model railroad club and travelled many times to conferences meeting notable people such as Dustin Hoffman, Sidney Poitier and former Prime Minister Jean Chretien. In his career and business of painting he worked for celebrities such as the late Robert and Heather Urich and Burt Reynolds. As Bill requested there will be no visitation or service and cremation has taken place. Thanks to the Dr.’s and nurses at PECMH and West Lake Terrace for the care Bill received. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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MARIE GERTRUDE JANET FRASER – December 30, 1934 – March 27, 2020 – Beloved Jan passed away on March 27, 2020, at her home, lovingly surrounded by her family. A gentle, generous, gracious, and wise, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jan was deeply treasured and loved by her family and friends. Always she will be missed and cherished by her 4 children, Patricia (Peter), Shane, Darlene, and Roger (Mary Lou); her 6 grandchildren, Stacia, Michael, Mackenzie (Arren), George (Yanni), Kathleen and Maris; nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends. Predeceased by her son Wayne, and her husband Donald of 62 years. While raising their family in Timmins and Elliot Lake, Jan worked at Northern Telephone and National Grocers, winning many Service Representative of the year awards. Jan always had an adventurous spirit and a great love of the outdoors. She embraced all seasons in her beautiful Northern Ontario homeland – hunting, fishing, cross country skiing and spending weekends/summers at the family cottage on Mattagami Lake. Jan’s family and friends share countless stories of her incredible cooking and her attitude “ always room at the table for everyone”. She was a generous mother to many! Her children and grandchildren loved her playful and witty nature. Jan could always be found knitting, reading, doing puzzles, playing cards or thinking up her next journey, while listening to her favourite music. She loved her travels to Ecuador, France, Switzerland, Florida and Scotland. Jan’s faith, courageous and brave nature, grounded her as she coped with many health issues. Jan was always a beacon of hope, humility and patience to her loved ones. Mom, grandma, Auntie, trusted friend, always a beautiful “lady”, profoundly loving and loved. Jan’s family extends deepest gratitude to the medical staff whose compassionate, competent care, supported her living at home to her last journey. Thank you Dr. Sarah Ahrul, Dr. Christie, nurses Brad and Ann. A celebration of Jan’s life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, pecmhf.ca Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BRIAN ORSBORNE – Passed away peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Monday, March 23rd, 2020, at the age of 66. Highschool sweetheart and loving husband of Pam Orsborne (nee Rose). Proud and loving father of Kate Price (Kevin) and Tyler (Steacy). Adoring Grampa of Charlotte Rose and Ivy Rose. The absolute Apples of his eyes. Survived by his brother Les Orsborne (Jane) and sisters Virginia Pearsall (Phil) and Patty Orsborne. Brian spent his whole life working outdoors as a surveyor and then as a Lockmaster on the canal systems and loved to spend time with friends and family hunting or just relaxing and enjoying nature on his family property on Ridge Road in Picton. As per Brian’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Consecon Legion Br. 509 or the Wellington Elks Lodge #566 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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HAROLD LLOYD HART – February 23, 1932 – March 22, 2020 – At Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Sunday March 22, 2020, Harold Hart passed away at the age of 88. Husband of the late Eleanor (nee VanHedegan). Father to Debbie and step-father to Eleanor’s children.

Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery beside his wife. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MYRTLE ELIZABETH ‘Jean’ RUNNING – January 29, 1934 – March 22, 2020 – At the Brockville General Hospital on Sunday March 22, 2020, Jean Running (nee Rutter) passed away at the age of 86. Wife of Irvin Running and loved mother of Keith of Etobicoke, Donna (Ed Barrett) of Brockville, Lloyd (Debra) of Carleton Place and the late Paul. Missed by her 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, sisters Doreen Heaslip of Calgary, Freda Algar of Picton and brothers Charles Rutter of Iowa and Roger Rutter of Kingston. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation Dialysis Clinic would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON.

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MADOLYN CAROL CLAXTON – December 8, 1935 – March 18, 2020 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday March 18, 2020, Madolyn Claxton (nee Pearce) passed away at the age of 84. Loving spouse of the late Louie Claxton Sr. and loved mother of Louie Claxton Jr. (Celine) of Roslin, Robert Claxton (Cheryl) of Sherwood Park, AB and Carol Spafford (Jamie) of Picton. Madolyn, affectionately referred to as “Mama” will be remembered fondly by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the H J McFarland Resident’s Council would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOSEPH LOUIS ‘Joe’ JOHNS – May 24, 1925 – March 18, 2020 – Peacefully at Hallowell House on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Joseph Louis “Joe” Johns passed away at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Mildred Grace (nee Lewis). Loved father of Wayne (Linda) of Foxboro, Sharon (Jim Cole) of Ameliasburgh, Patricia Fraser of Wellington, Katherine Miller of Orangeville and Carolyn Thurston of Picton. Loving grandfather of Richard, Shane (Lisa), Christine, Laurie, Kerry (Corey), Joey (Angie), Taryn (Tyler), Richard, Nicole (Ben) and Thomas (Cherina), great grandfather of Westley, Brody, Ryan, Brandon, Meghan, Emily, Abby, Alyiah, Connor, Shailyn, Breanna, Marcus, Maverick and Taylor and great great grandfather of Theo and Madison. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Hallowell House for the care and affection given to both Mom and Dad. Mr. Johns is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. A private family service will take place followed by cremation. Memorial donations to the Hallowell House Resident’s Council or the PECMH Foundation would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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G.E. JAMES (Jim) BLAIKLOCK – Sailed off on Wednesday, March 18 at the age of 90. Loving and devoted husband and true partner to Peggy, deceased. DOD “Dear Old Dad” to Peter (Tracey) and Roz (Glenn), proud Grandad to Allie (Nick) Drew and Spencer. Top dog to a series of poodles. He was the quintessential engineer to the very end. Preferring to fly under the radar, he was a dedicated mentor to many colleagues, friends and family. Articulate, insightful and dry-witted, he will be greatly missed. Cheers. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, Wellington.

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ANNA-LISA CARNEY (Prinzen) – September 23,1963 – March 17, 2020 – Surrounded by her loved ones, Anna-Lisa went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior. Adored daughter of Ben & Marg Prinzen and daughter-in-law of Catherine (Kay) and the late Jack Carney. Anna will be missed by her two younger sisters, Sue (Paul Wilson) and Patricia (Dwayne Hudgin). Beloved wife and best friend to her dedicated husband, John, of 36 years. John will truly miss spending every day with her. Dearest mother of, Josh (Sam), Jessica (Ben), Jo-Anna (Isaac), Jocelyn (Mark), and cherished Oma to her grandchildren, Lilliannah, Margaret, Davanee, Gwyneth, Henry, Elias, & Miriam. She considered it pure joy to serve her family, community and church. Moeder/Oma’s love language usually involved baking with lots of butter and sugar! Her grandchildren’s fondest memories are of baking cookies at Oma’s and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows. Her apple pie and crepes are timeless family favourites. Anna-Lisa tirelessly served on the Sonrise Christian Academy and Quinte Christian school boards for many years. At church she was known to her Awana kids as Mrs. Carney. She loved teaching little ones to grow to love the Lord. Her hospitality, love for God, and Christ-like service in all she did will be remembered by all. The family would like to extend their thanks to the hospital staff at Kingston General Hospital, nurses, PSWs, Social Worker, Clare, and the many doctors whose genuine concern and compassionate care was greatly appreciated. Furthermore, we want to express our deepest thanks to Heather Campbell who made the transition from hospital to home flawless and provided around the clock support and comfort for Mom and our family during her final days. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak we will refrain from having a visitation and the funeral will be limited to only immediate family. We will be streaming the funeral online for anyone who would like to attend remotely from the comfort and safety of your homes. If you wish to join in Mom’s celebration of life follow the link provided below on Tuesday, March 24th at 11am. Click here to connect to the Celebration of Life service on YouTube  In lieu of flowers the family’s wishes are that donations would be made to Sonrise Christian Academy in Picton, Ontario or to the Hospice Prince Edward Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MELVIN BRENT ‘Tindy’ BEGBIE – July 23, 1963 – March 15, 2020 – Brent passed away at his home overlooking Picton Bay on Sunday, March 15th, 2020. Brent was surrounded by his loving family. Devoted and loving son of Mel and Dorothy Begbie (Picton), beloved brother of Cindy Brookes (Jeremy) of California and Tammy Timm (Brent) of Picton also known to Brent as his “favorite sister Tindy”. Larger than life uncle to Zach Brookes, Ashley West (Eric), Bryce Timm, Olivia Timm and Uncle “Big Guy” to Addison and Landon West. Memorial gathering will be planned at a future date. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JULIA MARY AITKEN – April 28, 1955 – March 12, 2020 – Julia died on Thursday March 12, 2020 at Hospice Prince Edward age 64 after living with stage-four cancer for 10 months. She was allotted more time on this beautiful earth than was expected but not nearly as much as she would have liked. Julia will be missed by her adored and adoring husband of 37 years Iain, her partners-in-crime Liz and Nikki, her brother-in-law John, siblings Patrick (Kathy), and Lucy (Paul), her many nieces and nephews-with a special shout-out to Pauline-and her scores of friends both in Canada and further afield. She will miss you all so much, not least around her table. Julia was a food writer and editor for 40 years and delighted in entertaining and feeding people. Cremation will be followed by a celebration of life to which all are welcome. Details soon on CaringBridge. If you wish, please consider making a donation in Julia’s memory to Hospice Prince Edward (hospiceprinceedward.ca), PECMH Foundation’s Back the Build (pecmhf.ca) or your local food bank or homeless shelter. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROGER STANDRING WHITTAKER – May 22nd, 1930 – March 10th, 2020 – Passed away at West Lake Terrace, Picton on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, in his 90th year. Survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Meagan and son-in-law Steven Morton, sister Felicity Warner (Allyn) of Lafayette, California, granddaughters Kendra and Abigail and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Kevin Roger Whittaker, sister Margaret and brother Barry. Roger was a newspaperman. He worked his way across Canada: The Trail Times, The Kamloops Sentinel, Saint John Telegraph Journal, Peterborough Examiner, Winnipeg Free Press, then lastly at the Toronto Star as a copy editor for 14 years. After retirement, he worked at the Wellington Times for 10 years. His book of poetry, Rambling, was self-published in 2017. He loved classical music, jazz, puns, dogs and cats. He was a competitive runner and an avid cyclist. His family thanks the Picton Hospital staff, the PSWs of St. Elizabeth and the VON for their kindness and care, as well as the staff at West Lake Terrace. In the last year we relied on the support of our friends in Wellington. A Celebration of Roger’s life will be held at a later date. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET ELIZABETH STINSON – August 24, 1950 – March 9, 2020 – On March 9th, 2020, Margaret Elizabeth Stinson, loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister passed away surrounded by family at the age of 69. Born in Milford, Ontario in 1950 to Merton and Ruth Bentley, Margaret found a way to succeed at all she wanted to in life. She served as the Trade and Compliance Manager for Eaton Canada for over 40 years. While raising three boys, she found time to start two successful businesses with two of her friends Paul and Debbie. Margaret will be forever remembered by her parents Merton and Ruth and by her children Philip (Jill), Ryan (Lisa), and Corey (Jen). Margaret will also be lovingly remembered by her seven grandchildren, Sara, Mackenzie, Kiefer, Alyssa, Ryley, Ryan Jr., and Margaret, and also by her siblings Elmer (Patricia), Mary, Kathryn, and David. Margaret was a passionate, generous, and caring individual who brought those around her together. A foundation for her family and friends, Margaret will be forever remembered by all who met her. Her passing should be a reminder to appreciate those in our lives the way that she would, with respect and kindness. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service celebrating Margaret’s life will be held at a date and time to be announced. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON.

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BERNICE CHANNELL – It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother Bernice Channell (nee Lavender), in her 93rd year. She passed away peacefully at Hallowell House, Picton on Saturday, March 7th 2020
She will be fondly remembered by her family. Beloved wife of the late Leon Channell. Dear Mom of Nancy, Sally (Thom) and Tom (Jackie). Loving Grandma of Rebecca (Curtis), Rachel (Billy), Caitlin (Spencer), Christian (Tanya), Nicholas (Stephanie) and Christopher (Tashaa). She also had 11 great grandchildren. She is survived by three sisters, Muriel Jackson (late Gordon), Dorothy Courneyea (late Herman) and Judy Channell (Wayne). Predeceased by her parents Charles and Irene Lavender and her brothers Raymond and Wesley. She has many nieces and nephews that will miss her. Bernice was a long-time resident of Wellington who worked at Campbell Soup (Mushroom Plant) for 18 years. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Norah Connell and the caring family at Hallowell House, PSWs, VON Smile program and Community Care. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON On Tuesday, March 10th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Wednesday, March 11th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital “Back the Build” campaign or the Residents Council at Hallowell House. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PAULA TERESA SHELLEY – February 7, 1964 – March 7, 2020 – Suddenly at the Kingston General Hospital Paula Shelley (nee Mantle) passed away on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the age of 56. Beloved wife of Ron Shelley and loving mother of Shyanna (Mason Whitmore), all of Picton. Loved daughter of Florence (late Jack) Mantle of Oshawa and dear sister of Joanne (Larry) Briden of Cobourg and Kathy (Peter) Murphy of Bowmanville. Paula will be missed and remembered by her nephews Christopher and Michael, niece Lee-Ann and her close friend Michelle Tillard of Whitby. Paula rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Saturday March 21 at 11 am. The Reverend Dennis Pringle officiating. Memorial donations to the HJ McFarland Resident’s Council or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 10 am. until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SAMUEL CHARLES ‘Sam’ MULHOLLAND – October 10, 1929 – March 6, 2020 – With his children at his side at home, on Friday, March 6th, 2020, Sam C. Mulholland peacefully passed away. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (nee Abrams) he is survived by his daughter Jane (Richard Shannon) of Milford and son, Samuel R. of Picton and father-in-law of Lynda of Belleville. Loved and very proud of his granddaughters Brittany (Dustin Putman), Samantha (Josh Carney) and Jessica (Justin Suddard) and his great grandchildren who gave him such happiness and joy: Hendrix, Torsten, Margaret, Gwyneth, Miriam and Nora. Dear brother of Douglas (late Ethel) of Kingston, Reginald (Shelly) of Leamington and Lynda (Art Schroeder) of Kingston; brother-in-law of Rhea Abrams (late Cecil) of Kingston. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Sam enjoyed sports both as an accomplished player and coach his entire life. He had a keen interest in horse racing as a driver, trainer and breeder of standardbreds – a family legacy inherited and passed on. Sam had an infectious laugh and a spontaneous sense of humour that he shared unreservedly with his family and friends as well as his co-workers in his 32 years at Lake Ontario Cement Limited. The family would like to extend its gratitude to Dr. Peter Johannsson, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital staff during his recent hospital stay and Prince Edward Family Health Team nursing and personal care workers for their dedication to Sam’s care during his final days at home. At Sam’s request a cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral. A private family service will take place at Desert Lake later this spring. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation ‘New Build’ Program or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ADA CLARA JUNE ROSSEAU (nee Phillips) – March 31st, 1932 – March 6th, 2020 – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, ON. Dearly beloved wife for 66 years of William Burley Rosseau. Loving Mother of Lynn Webber and Larry Rosseau (Sarie). Grandmother of Matt (Tammy), Michelle (Andrew), William, Gemma (Steven) and Larissa. Great Grandmother of Kai, Logan and Lincoln. Sister of Edna Butt (Everett), sister-in law of Helen Craig. June and Bill enjoyed a good game of golf and many years of travel with family and friends to many destinations around the world. She enjoyed many summers at the family cottage on Belmont Lake and enjoyed her final years at Wellington on the Lake, Wellington, ON. At June’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place and the family will plan a Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. God Give Us Love. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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TRYN BAKKER – Passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, in her 95th year. Loving wife of the late Abe Bakker. Dear mother of Weiger (MaryLou), Dan (Sandra), Ron (Karen), Janet Jacklyn (Robert), and Tom (Chris) and predeceased by her son Bernard. Grandma to her 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Shirley Boschman and brothers Nick, Barney and Jim Bakker. Tryn was a dedicated farmer’s wife who enjoyed being outdoors during her retirement years with Abe. A Funeral Service will be held at the Bethany Christian Reformed Church, Bloomfield on Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 p.m. Pastor George Holthof officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the PEC Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LAURA ELLIS – Laura Shirley Ellis (nee Willis) 1932 – 2020 succumbed to dementia on March 4th, 2020 at West Lake Terrace Nursing Home, Picton. She has joined all of her siblings Gorden, Alfred, Mable, Francis, May, Clara and Joy
and her son, Randy. She was born in Sudbury and moved to Belleville when a teenager to work at Bell Shirt. Through a friend, she met Ray, married and became a farmer’s wife on what is now Danforth Road. They moved to Wellington once Ray was employed as a truck driver. She became a stay at home mom, then worked a few years at the Campbell Soup Mushroom Plant. Laura travelled with Ray to the West coast, Florida, Virginia, and the East Coast. She enjoyed her Tuesday afternoons with the coffee ladies. Leaving to mourn her is Raymond, her husband of 68 years, and their daughter Sharon (Jim) Dempsey. Her Grandchildren, Halisha (Pat), Christopher, Kailey (Rob), Mekenzie (Ron), Jared (Sol) and great grandchildren, Kirsten, Zachary, Avaley, Chase, Brayson, Ezri, Niko, Gavin, Penelope, Lenna, and Jesse. She has many nieces and nephews that will surely miss her. She will be remembered by step-grandson John Dempsey (Monique and family, Tomas, Sarah, Marc and Rebecca). Of course, we cannot forget her fur baby, Maggie. Special thanks to the caring family at West Lake Terrace, Paramed’s PSW’s, VON Smile program, CCAC. Friends may gather to visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Sunday, March 8th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Remembrances of Laura to be shared at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society of PEC would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE ROBERT HUG – George Hug passed away peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on Monday March 2nd, 2020 in his 90th year. Proud father of Gregory (Maria), Stephen (Nancy), Cheryl (Jamie) and Heather (Neil). Loving Gramps to Angela, Laura, Christina, Anna, Rachael, Cameron, Christopher, Matthew and Meghan. Great-Grandpa to eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wives Shirley (1974) and Denise (2004). Survived by brother Gene and predeceased by brother Jim, and sister Hilda. George retired in Wellington after a 40 year career with Nortel. He was an active member of the Belleville Nortel Pioneers. Longtime parishioner of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 2pm with visitation one hour prior at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Primate’s World Relief Development Fund (www.pwrdf.org) 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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DOUGLAS CECIL ‘Doug’ AMAN – June 29, 1938 – March 2, 2020 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday March 2, 2020, Doug Aman passed away at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Christine (nee Hopkinson) and loved father of Mark and his wife Laura of Parry Sound and Michael and his wife Brenda of Picton. Proud grandfather of Ashley and Justine and brother of Earl, Sheila Boulter, Nancy Aman and the late Keith, Harley, Madeline Rosborough, Doris Campbell, Jim, Bob and Danny. A celebration of Doug’s life will take place at Friendship United Church Hall, Demorestville on Saturday March 7 from 2 to 4 pm. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DAVID FRANKLIN STUART EVANS – Peacefully, in his sleep, at PEC Memorial Hospital, late on Sunday March 1, 2020. David passed away after a 6 month battle with cancer at the age of 61. Loving husband to the late Kathy Evans. Proud father of Stuart (Kristen) and Elizabeth “Lizzy”. Cherished son of the late Dr. Richard and Betty Evans. Dear brother to his siblings Patricia Evans, Liz Jones (Glynne), Richard Evans (Debbie) and Jane Costaris (Terry) and siblings-in-law Tim Hewton (Tracey Bowden) and Lorri Hewton. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, and friends. David was a member of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment for 23 years. He enjoyed playing golf and hunting. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Friday, March 6th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Saturday, March 7th at 10:30 a.m. Padre Brad Smith and Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Easter Seals Ontario or the Hastings Prince Edward Regimental Trust would be appreciated by the family.Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JILL HANCOCK – (neé Patricia Jill Wicken) November 28, 1949 – March 1, 2020 – Jill Hancock passed away peacefully at home on Sunday March 1st, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. She is survived and fondly remembered by husband John Hancock, children Lindsay and Lee Hancock, daughter-in-law Nikki Philbrook, granddaughter Adaline “Della” Hancock, sister Jodie Esch (Terry), brother Jim Wicken (Nancy), and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Honouring Jill’s wishes, a funeral will not be held, and cremation has taken place. A memorial fundraising dinner will be held May 2, 2020 at the Highline Hall in Wellington, in support of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital “Back the Build” campaign, and the LoveSong seniors housing project in Bloomfield. The family would like to extend our gratitude to Dr Sarah Leblanc, Dr Elizabeth Christie, and all the homecare nurses and staff who cared for Jill these last few weeks. We would also like to thank everyone who sent us texts, emails, and letters for Jill. She read or heard every one of them, and we all treasured your fond memories and words of appreciation. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GERALD WALTER ‘Gerry’ WHEELER – July 30, 1919 – March 1, 2020 – Peacefully at Friendly Manor, Deseronto, Gerry Wheeler passed away on Sunday March 1, 2020 at the age of 100. Beloved husband of the late Audrey Lillian (nee Parks) and loved father of Dwight and his wife Gloria of Trenton, Debbie (late Bill) Haimerl of Mississauga and the late Dale and Larry. Dear father in law of Joanne Thompson and Judy Wheeler and brother of the late Lillian, May, Henry, Raymond and Kathleen. Missed and remembered by his numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Mr. Wheeler is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday March 7 at 11 am. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 10 am. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LEONARD VANCOURTLAND GOODMURPHY – July 21, 1930 – February 29, 2020 – At home with his family, Leonard Goodmurphy passed away on Saturday February 29, 2020 at the age of 89. Dear companion of Beatrice (nee Hineman) and predeceased by his wife Barbara (nee Kleinsteuber). Loved father of Linda (Brian Blad) of Prescott, Jenny (Shayne Beaumont) of Picton, Kevin (Kim), Kim (Brian Sweet) of Belleville, Tracy (Brad Nieman) of Picton and Todd (Donita) of Wellington and step-father of Bobby, Susan, Bradley, Mark, Trudy and Cindy. Leonard was very proud of his many grand and great grandchildren. Mr. Goodmurphy is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday March 5 at 2 pm. The Reverend David Inch officiating. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation ‘New Build’ would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JANE ELLIOT LARSEN – April 18, 1921 – February 29, 2020 – Jane was an exceptional woman. She was born in 1921 to Lindsay and Jean Elliot of Montreal. Predeceased by her parents, her brother Donald and her husband Carl. Survived by her daughter and son in law, Janet and Paul Bratberg of Picton, ON and by her grandchildren Jason (Francois), Ian (Amy) and Sarah (Steve) as well as by 4 great grandchildren. Special heartfelt thanks to her extended family at Westgate Lodge in Belleviile, ON. Jane attended The Trafalgar School for Girls and then received a BSc from McGill University. The Montreal West tennis courts, the Montreal Badminton & Squash Club and the Royal Montreal Golf Club were some of her favorite places. From 1943 to 1945 Jane lived and worked at the Defense Industries Limited (D.I.L.) Nitro plant in Valleyfield QC, as a bomb girl. She later worked as a quality control specialist for Atwater Bag in Montreal where she met and married Edwin Charles (Carl) Larsen, who worked as a commercial artist. Jane and Carl enjoyed fishing, skiing and other outdoor activities. It was during their honeymoon at Grey Rocks (Mont Tremblant QC) that Jane introduced her new husband to golf. After marrying in 1956, Jane began a new career as a wife and mother. She could always be found in her Brookhaven Ave garden. Peace roses and peonies were among her favorites. Interment will take place at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal following a family service. In lieu of flowers, donations to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON

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GORDON PATRICK LEAVITT – Peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital, Gordie Leavitt of Old Milford Rd. passed away on Saturday February 29, 2020. He was a self-employed plumber for many years. Beloved husband of Gail (nee Williams) and loved father of Lynn (Blake Monroe) of Glenora Rd., Gordie (Sally) of Mountain View, April (Randy Thompson) of Picton and Brian of RR 9. Proud grandfather of Amanda (Tyler Craig), Matthew, Wesley, Gordie, Rachael and the late Travis and great grandfather of Annah, Lilah, Corah, Savanah, Mariah, Jordan, Sara and the late Reed. Brother of the late Ruby, Minnie, Frank, Ed, Clinton, Helen, Ernie, Albert and Walter. A Graveside service will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton, ON.

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CJ STUART ‘Stu’ STOCK – Suddenly at his home on February 27th, 2020. Stu’s favourite spot in the world was Muscote Bay. Raised in Highland Creek, Scarborough, Stu took up permanent residence on the Bay in 1990 although he had been coming to the Bay in PEC every summer since 1950. Beloved husband of Lynda (Wilmore) for 41 years and much admired, respected and cherished by his two children, Courtney and Charles James. He will be greatly missed by his siblings Margaret and Robert Soulsby, Steve and Sharon Stock, Ed and Kim Stock, Pam and Jed Snyder and his in-laws, Rod Wilmore and Nicki Wilmore. Loved by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Stu was an avid outdoorsman who loved feeding his wild birds, fishing, camping and his many dogs. Special to him was the Rufus. His many friends at home and in the Upper Ottawa Valley will miss his special sense of humour. Stu was an active member of the Lower Trent Valley Fish and Game Club and a past member of the 48th Highlanders Reserve. Private arrangements only. Many thanks to the EMS team and special thanks to Sam Stock who stayed with us in the hospital. Memorial donations to Sandy Pines Wildlife Rescue Centre in Napanee (sandypineswildlife.org) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MICHAEL ROY POTTERS – December 18, 1960 – February 22, 2020 – Unexpectedly, at his home in Cherry Valley ON, Friday, February 21, 2020, at the age of 59. Adoring father of Mia and fur baby Lola. Loving son of Betty Bannerman and John Potters (Jackie). Cherished brother to Bill (Harriet), Steve (Sunday), and John Paul (Toni). Predeceased by brother Robert (2002). Always the coolest Uncle Mike to his nieces and nephews Lindsay (Chris) & family, Michael, Mark, Meghan, Oasis and Jamie. Beloved nephew of Shirley Gibson. Michael will also be missed by Mia’s mom, Karin Desveaux, and many friends and colleagues. Michael was an incredibly talented and accomplished chef whose career spanned decades in numerous communities including Toronto, Prince Edward County, Hockley Valley and Bayfield. His immense talent and passion earned him numerous accolades and inspired countless others. He was a true pioneer, mentor and culinary icon who will be remembered for his creativity, perfection, intensity, and laughter. In particular, he was an early adaptor and brilliant executor of tasting menus as well as a leader in local food and field to fork cuisine. Michael’s legacy lives on in Mia and the many lives he touched during his illustrious life and career. A private internment will be held for immediate family in London, Ontario following Michael’s cremation. Two fundraising events in support of mental health awareness and suicide prevention are being planned, one in Toronto. and one in Prince Edward County. Details will be made available at www.michaelpotters.com as they unfold. Friends and family are invited to share memories of Michael on the website as well. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home.

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BETTY MAE EVANS – January 8, 1925 – February 21, 2020 – Peacefully, in her sleep at West Lake Terrace in Prince Edward County, on Friday, February 21st, 2020, Betty Evans (nee Ferguson) passed away at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Richard (Dick) Evans. Loving and adored mother of Patricia Evans of Picton; Liz and her husband Glynne Jones of Picton; Richard Evans and his wife Debeora of Colorado; David Evans and his late wife Kathy of Wellington; and Jane and her husband Terry Costaris of Caledon. Dear sister of Kenneth Ferguson and his late wife Loretta of Lake on the Mountain. Predeceased by her sister Phyllis and husband William (Bill) Bailey of London. Sweet and cherished Nana to Greg (Leona), Ian (Amber), Meghan (Andrew), Carly (Rob), Stuart (Kristen), Beth, Richard, Claire and Kate. Proud Great-Nana to Nola, Emma, Evan and Harper. Betty was a Past President of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and later President of the South East Region of the Ontario Hospital Auxiliary Association. She was awarded a life membership to the Ontario Hospital Auxiliary Association. Betty is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service will be held at Picton United Church on Friday March 6th, 2020 at 11:00am. The Reverend Phil Hobbs officiating. Spring interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends on Thursday March 5 from 6 to 8 pm. at the funeral home. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHN DOUGLAS MATTHIE – January 11, 1927 – February 21, 2020 – Peacefully at home with his family, John Matthie passed away on Friday February 21, 2020, at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Betty June (nee McQuaid) and loved father of Craig and his wife Luba of Enniskillen and Barry and his wife Maggie of Bloomfield. Proud poppa of Tarrah (Nate), Andrina (Matt), Raya (Graydon), Ryan (Sarah) and Ben (Jessi) and great poppa of Ilya, Tieje, Sawyer, Marshall, William, Brenna, Lukas, Maeve, Hannah and Nora. Brother of the late Donald and Jean Root. Mr. Matthie rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Memorial Service in Bloomfield United Church on Friday February 28 at 2 pm. The Reverend Cathy Duggan officiating. Spring interment at Hicksite Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Bloomfield United Church would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 pm. until service time at the church. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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CHERYL ANN WAGER – July 1, 1954 – February 20, 2020 – Suddenly at her home on Thursday February 20, 2020, Cheryl Ann Wager (nee Reid) of Big Island passed away at the age of 65. Beloved wife of Russel Wager and cherished daughter of Geneva (late Russell) Reid of Picton. Much loved mother of Rebecca (Randy) Miller and John (Nicola) all of Big Island. Proud grandmother of Isaiah, Eli, Trevor, Taylor, Emily, Reid, Clara and Diana. Mrs. Wager is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield on Monday February 24 at 11 am. The Reverend Peter Spragg officiating. Spring interment at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. Memorial donations to the UHKF Oncology unit would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm. at the funeral home.

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WILLIAM ‘Bill’ HALDANE – April 23, 1926 – February 19, 2020 – After a lifetime of love, with tremendous sadness for his family, on Feb 19th, 2020 William (Bill) Haldane (93) joined his wife Mary (nee MacIntosh) who pre-deceased him in 1997. He leaves behind 7 children: James, Gordon, Heather, William Jr (deceased), Mark Johnston, Gwen, and Karen. Plus: many cherished grand children and numerous great grand children. Bill came to Canada after serving in WW2 on Britains HMS Argonaut. He settled in the Galt/Cambridge area where he met and married the love of his life, Mary, eventually making Kitchener Waterloo their home. He was an excellent sales person at local car lots, and his entrepreneurial spirit lead him in many different business directions. In his retirement years, he worked at an auction house. In his late 80’s, he came to live in Picton and said “it was the best move he ever made.” And it was. He was saved from mis-adventures on his scooter by passing strangers. And his caregiving team at his home were just that – in a thousand ways he appreciated. This extended to the doctor, nursing and PSW staff at the PECM Hospital who worked to make his last days comfortable. Many thanks to all. Bill loved to travel, and was always willing to try new adventures: He looked forward to his annual quad ride in the river with his grandson, and crossed off fishing and ice fishing from the bucket list. Oh, how he loved fish & chips!! His ongoing sharp humour was much shared and appreciated. As CS Lewis once said: “The greater the love, the greater the loss, and you cannot have one without the other”. Farewell Dad. Love you, The Haldane Family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MILDRED PAULINE FRASER – September 7, 1923 – February 16, 2020 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday February 16, 2020, Mildred Fraser (nee Storms) passed away at the age of 96. Daughter of the late Charles and Effie Storms. Beloved wife of the late Leland Fraser. Dear sister of the late Edith (Gordon) Ryckman, Alice (Don) Eaton, Velma (Frank) Kristensen, Clifford (Eileen) Storms of Tweed and Ralph (Jean) Storms. Loved by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fraser is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday February 21 at 11 am. with the Reverend Carl Bull and the Reverend Kevin Stenhouse officiating. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Picton Free Methodist Church would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Friday morning from 10 am. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GERALD LLOYD MONROE – June 4, 1928 – February 15, 2020 – At home with his family on Saturday February 15, 2020, Gerald Monroe passed away at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Mitchell) and much loved father of Sandra (Gordon) Thompson of Milford and the late Stephen. Grandfather of Tammy (Dwayne) Lowery of Picton, Bryan (Melissa) of Consecon and Shannon (Andy) Lloyd of Wellington. Proud grandfather of Dylan (Haley), Seth, Lacy, Eli, Jaden and Mason. Dear brother of the late Donald, Stanley, Leighton, Tom, Doris Ferguson and Noreen Ditchburn and special companion of Pyper. Mr. Monroe is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service in the chapel on Friday February 21 at 2 pm. The Reverend Phil Hobbs officiating. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 pm. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RAYMOND FREDERICK ‘Fred’ RADBOURNE – March 19, 1935 – February 13, 2020 – Peacefully at West Lake Terrace on Thursday February 13, 2020, Fred Radbourne, born in Ottawa on March 19, 1935 passed away at the age of 84. Loving husband to Mary Louise (nee Ward) and loving father to Ruthe and Clifford. Gran to Wade, Reid, Riley, Morgan and Taylor, great gran to Cooper and Hudson and special pa to Ryan, Sarah, Sadie and Ben. Brother to Carol Burke, Robert and the late Joyce Risto. A celebration of Fred’s life to be announced. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to Loyalist Humane Society, Picton United Church or PECM Hospital Foundation ‘New Build’ would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOYCE ELLA OGDEN – January 4, 1937 – February 13, 2020 – With her family, at Hospice Prince Edward, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, Joyce Ogden (nee Courtney) of Manor on Loyalist Parkway, passed away at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late William George Ogden. Loved mother of Philip of Penhold, AB, Deanna (John Whitfield) of Waupoos and Cindy (Jim Creasy) of Picton. Loving grandmother of Kerri-Lee (Randy), Kandace (Dave), Rachael (Mike), Jordan, Daniel (Taylor), Barkley (Renee), Brent (Mackenzie), Courtney (Alfred), Kyle (Rebecca) and great grandmother of 23. Sister-in-law of Lois Courtney and sister of the late Grant, Nevada Bertram, Gerald, Keith, Stewart, Earl, Jim and Wilfred. Mrs. Ogden is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday February 18 at 11 am. Pastor Dan Dayton officiating. Spring interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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PHILIP IVOR COLLMAN – With his family at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Saturday February 8, 2020, Phil Collman passed away at the age of 62. Beloved partner and companion of Stephanie Diamant and loved father of Torin Gabriel Sanders, both of Cherry Valley. Dear son-in-law of Nick and Barb Diamant of Kingston and brother-in-law of Jodi Diamant, Daphne (Derek) Diamant and Andrea (James) Diamant. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Phil’s life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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EDWARD JAMES ‘Ed’ BRYANT – May 7, 1960 – February 7, 2020 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday February 7, 2020, Ed Bryant passed away at the age of 59. Much loved son of Ruth and the late Milton Bryant of Grimsby and loving father of Jamie (Keri) Tennant of Picton, Jessica (Andrew) Miller of Iroquois and Brandon (Jessalynn) Bryant of Oakville. Proud grandfather of Max and Andie. Dear brother of Brenda (Paul) Dupont, Larry (Sonya) Bryant, Wayne (Patty) Bryant, Glenn (Marg) Bryant and the late John (Lena) Bryant. Missed by his many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Memorial service in celebration of Ed’s life at the Hope Centre on Saturday March 7 at 2 pm. Pastor David Inch officiating. Donations to the Hope Centre would be appreciated. The family will receive friends from 1 pm. until service time at the church. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ANNE ‘ANNIE’ RABY – April 21, 1921 – February 3, 2020 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Monday, February 3, 2020, Annie Raby (nee Wilkinson) passed away at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Harry Raby and dear sister of the late Elizabeth Tompkins, David and William Campbell and Mary Jane Buchanan. Loved by her nieces and nephews Harry Buchanan of BC, George Cole of Picton, Sharon Alders of Mississauga and Margaret Wilson of Sarnia and their families. Mrs. Raby rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Funeral Service in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Friday February 7 at 2 pm. The Reverend Lynne Donovan officiating. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Friday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time at the church. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BETTY IRENE MURPHY – July 20, 1928 – February 2, 2020 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday February 2, 2020, Betty Irene Murphy (nee Larkin) of Manor on Loyalist Parkway passed away at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Michael Christopher Murphy and much loved mother of Kevin (Debbie) of Vancouver Is. and Jane (David) Winwood of Bloomfield. Sister of the late Jeanne Elsey. Mrs. Murphy rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Memorial Service in the chapel on Thursday February 6 at 11 am. following cremation. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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TRACEY ELEANOR JACKSON – Our hearts are heavy as we announce the passing of Tracey Eleanor Jackson of Wellington, Ontario, who passed away peacefully on January 31, 2020, in her home in Puerto Aventuras, México, at the age of 50 years. Tracey is now reunited with her beloved mother and stepfather, Jean Guernsey Cunningham and Bart Cunningham, of Wellington, Ontario. Tracey was a generous and compassionate individual. She was always willing to help others, especially those in need. She was very sociable and took pleasure in getting to know and support people from all walks of life. She will be forever missed by her father, Joe Jackson (deceased stepmother, Christine), her brother, Tom (Ema, Erica and Ryan, Tina and Cameron), her sister, Vicki (Pete, Hailey and Kate), her brother, John (Rhonda, Isaac and Zachary), and her Godmother and aunt, Helen McLachlan. She will also be greatly missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends, and fondly remembered by her ex-husband and in-laws who loved her dearly. Cremation has taken place. The family plan to organize a private memorial service in Canada at a later date. Those who wish, may make a memorial donation in honor of Tracey to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, in remembrance of her mother, Jean Guernsey Cunningham. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GREG BOWERMAN – Passed away peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, January 30th, 2020, in his 63rd year. Beloved son of Margery and the late Otto Bowerman. Loving father of Kaleigh Bowerman (mother Maryann Rodgers). Dear brother of Keith Bowerman (Lorain), Gayle Bowerman and predeceased by his brothers Calvin and David Bowerman. Fondly remembered by his nieces Lefa and Erika and his nephew Clay. Friends may gather with the family at the Wellington Legion Branch 160 on Saturday, February 22nd from 2-4 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON, ON. Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GRACE ELIZABETH WILLIAMS – October 12, 1942 – January 30, 2020 – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Grace Williams (nee Cole) after a courageous and brave battle with cancer on Thursday January 30, 2020 at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, Napanee. Beloved wife of Robert Kenneth of 62 years and much loved mother of Esther (Rachelle) of Lac du Bonnet, Valerie (Jonathan) Griffin of Winnipeg and Robert of Montreal. Proud grandmother of Lawrence, Zacharie and Jacob and dear sister of Margaret Bongard, Helen McClutchen, Carol Robson, Shelley (Bob) Ferguson and the late Mary, John and Patrick. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in-law and friends. She was grateful to be surrounded by love. Many thanks to Dr Miheala Mates the nurses and staff of the Kingston General Hospital and the staff at Lennox & Addington County General (Napanee) Hospital for their care and support and the countless others. As desired by Grace, cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time. Memorial donations to the UHKF Oncology Dept. would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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RUTH IRENE COWAN – March 16, 1931 – January 27, 2020 – With her family at Hallowell House on Monday, January 27, 2020, Ruth Irene Cowan passed away at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Charles “Charlie” Cowan and loved mother of the late Steve (Linda) of Picton, Wayne (Susan) of Frankford, Joe (Mary Dawn) of Springbrook, Terry (Laura Lee) of Picton, Barry (Wanda) of Rose Hall, Shawn of Belleville and Allan (Tabitha) of Cherry Valley. Missed and remembered by her 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Loved by her many brothers and sisters. Mrs. Cowan is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Funeral service in the Chapel on Friday January 31 at 2 pm. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army Picton Community Church would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Friday afternoon from 1 pm. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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LILLIAN MAY McKENZIE – January 14, 1926 – January 26, 2020 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday January 26, 2020, Lillian McKenzie (nee Nutley) of the H J McFarland Memorial Home passed away at the age 94. Beloved wife of the late Roland Roy “Rolly” McKenzie. Loved mother of Diane and her husband Doug Wilson of Picton, Terry and his wife Johanna of Elmvale and Pam Quinn of Belleville. Proud grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 9. Sister of the late Clifford (late Muriel) Nutley. Interment of cremated remains at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation or the H J McFarland Memorial Home Resident’s Council would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON.

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DONALD GORDON JINKS – At the Belleville General Hospital after an extended illness, Donald Gordon Jinks passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in his 77th year. Gordon was the son of the late Wallace and Ila Jinks. He will be remembered by cousins Gary and Douglas Robinson, Marilyn Barsley, Larry Ackerman and Donald Van Meer. Gordon worked for many years as a stock clerk at Gardiner’s IGA. A Graveside service will take place at Universalist Cemetery, Bloomfield followed by interment in the spring. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation or the BGH Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Online donations and condolences and www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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CAROL LOUISE GANNON – January 8, 1939 – January 25, 2020 – With her family, at the Kingston General Hospital, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, Carol Gannon (nee Wickett) passed away at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Alfred Gannon and much loved mother of Kevin (Dawn) of Cherry Valley and Danny and Melissa, both of Picton. Proud grandmother of Patrick (Lauren) and Brett (Justine). Cherished daughter of Florence Wickett (late Gordon) of Belleville and dear sister of Iona (late Gerald) Williams of NS, Elvin (Holly) Wickett of Belleville, Gary Wickett of Belleville and Sharon Wickett of Picton. Close friend of Darlene Johnson and Maggie Creighton. Mrs. Gannon is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Church of St. Gregory The Great on Wednesday January 29 at 11 am. The Reverend Father Charles McDermott to officiate. Spring Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the Belleville General Hospital Foundation Oncology unit would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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HAROLD EDWARD DUNLOP – September 24, 1936 – January 25, 2020 – Surrounded by the love of his family, Harold Dunlop passed away after a brief and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 83. Much loved husband and best friend to Catharine (nee Van Heddegem), cherished father of Wanda (Steve), Jenica (Jan), Nancy (Peter), Mike (Elaine). Proud Poppy of Kandace, Matthew, Alyssa, Lindsay, Weston, Molly and Cole. Harold will be missed by his numerous nieces and nephews. In celebration of Harold’s life, the family is hosting an Irish Wake for friends and family at the Picton Elks Hall on Sunday, February 2nd. The family will greet guests at 1 pm. with tributes and celebrating to follow. Memorial donations to the PECMH Auxiliary would be appreciated. Arrangments entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BERNADINE MAUDE ACKERMAN – June 21, 1932 – January 25, 2020 – At Hallowell House on Saturday, January 25, 2020, Bernadine Ackerman (nee Henderson) passed away at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Garnet Ackerman and much loved mother of Denis and his wife Nancy of Belleville, Linda and her husband Terry Mitchell of Glenora Rd. and Bonnie and her husband Harry Ostrander of Picton. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Braden, Wesley, Craig, Paige and great-grandmother of Jacob, Zachary and Terra. Dear sister of Gayla Tishbine and the late Joyce Leslie, sister-in-law of Harvey (Lena) Ackerman and aunt of Kirk, Kris, Rodney, Kevin, Jacob, Zachary and Terra. A graveside service will be held in Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations to Picton United Church or Hallowell House Resident’s Council would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 main St., Picton, ON.

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BERYL GRACE HATCH – May 10, 1930 – January 24, 2020 – Peacefully at Hallowell House On Friday January 24, 2020, Beryl Hatch (nee Griffin) passed away at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Ronald William Frederick Hatch. Loved mother of Janet Gerry and her husband John of Ameliasburgh and David and his wife Stacey of Bloomfield. Dear grandmother of Kristine, (Robert), Neil (Melanie), Spencer and Jesse and great grandmother of Madeleine and Rylynn. A private family celebration of life will be held following cremation. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army Picton Corps would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS SEYMOUR – It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Lyons Seymour, staunch United Empire Loyalist, retired teacher, and a great friend to all who knew him. Tom passed away at home in Wellington, Ontario on Tuesday January 22nd, 2020 at the age of 76. Loving husband of Sheila Kathleen Seymour (nee Siberry), predeceased by his sister Julia Elaine Kemp (nee Seymour), his brother James Lloyd Seymour, his father Lloyd James Seymour & his mother Frances Elaine Seymour (nee Gardner). Cherished uncle of Grace Price (nee Kemp), Alison Kemp, Matthew Kemp and Elaine Kemp.
Uncle to James and Veronica Seymour. Fondly remembered by his teaching colleagues and friends in both Toronto and Prince Edward County. He will be greatly missed. Funeral Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Wednesday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Luncheon and visitation to follow at the church. Memorial donations to Hallowell House Resident Council 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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GLENDON LAVERNE HEGADORN – Peacefully with his family at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday January 22, 2020, Laverne Hegadorn passed away at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Grace Lucille (nee Cannon) and much loved father of Lanny and his wife Carolynne of Belleville and the late Carolyn and her husband Wayne Lyons and his wife Peggy of Yarker. Proud grandfather of Angela (Richard McCullough), Tania, Chara (Brian Kuipers) and Kendra (Bill Kilpatrick) and great grandfather of Connor (Jessica), Brooke, Kara, Maya, Jacob, Joey and Brynn. Dear brother of Al and his wife Anna of Picton. Mr. Hegadorn is resting at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre St., Picton. Funeral service at the Salvation Army Picton Community Church on Saturday January 25 at 10:30 am. Lt.’s Joe and Donna Ludlow officiating. Spring interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm. at the funeral home. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army or the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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DAVID ‘LARRY’ BOWERMAN – December 14, 1948 – January 21, 2020 – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday January 21, 2020 in his 72nd year. He is the loving husband for 46 years of Shirley (nee Hennessy). Devoted father of Becky and her husband Brad Quaiff of Picton and Curtis and his wife Kendra of Kingston. Cherished Grandpa of Jasper, Emmalyn, Lennox and Davis. Son of the late Oren and Madeline Bowerman. Much loved brother of Terry (late Cheryl), Janice Empey, John (Dan) and the late Brian (Nancy). He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews of both the Bowerman and Hennessy families. Mr. Bowerman rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Picton. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Saturday January 25 at 2 pm. The Reverend Ross Kingston officiating. Spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 pm. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BRIAN JOHN MARISETT – With deep and heart-broken sorrow, the family of Brian John Marisett wishes to announce his sudden passing at Kingston General Hospital on Monday January 20th, 2020 at the age of 62 years. Beloved husband of 42 years to Leslie (nee Boorman). Loving father to Prue of Kingston and Yuri of Picton. Predeceased by his father, Kenneth Marisett of East Lake, fondly remembered by his mother, Joan Marisett (nee Kleinsteuber). Dear brother of Dennis (Cecilia) of Consecon, Christine Kosman of Picton and Scott (Fiona) of Perth, Western Australia, son-in-law to Bev and Bob Boorman of Picton and brother-in-law to Vicki and Kelly. Born and raised on the family farm in the community of East Lake, Brian went on to earn certification as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic. After 15 years in that trade, several of which saw him as owner/operator of Marisett Refrigeration, Brian then immersed himself in two of his greatest passions, certified organic market gardening and politics. During this period he was active in the local municipal government for over 10 years when he served as County Councillor representing first the Township of Athol and then later the Town of Picton. At the same time, he and Leslie operated Marisett Organics with a bustling market stand at Belleville Farmers’ Market as well as a busy farm gate produce stand at their home on East Lake Road. Then, looking forward to a long and peaceful retirement, Brian and Leslie moved to Kingston in 2017. Brian touched the lives and hearts of many and will be fondly remembered. There will be a “Celebration of Life” held at the Picton United Church Hall from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Saturday February 22, 2020.

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ROBERT EDGAR NICKLE – September 4, 1930 – January 19, 2020 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday January 19, 2020, Robert Nickle passed away at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Doreen (nee Chadwick) and loved father of Mark Nickle of Rockwood and Toni Nickle (Fred Herbert) of Milford. Proud grandfather to Kelly Trowbridge, Kimberley Armstrong and Hailey Nickle and great grandfather to Carson Trowbridge, Mya Cannon and Evelyn, Eric and Abby Armstrong. Dear brother of Esther Kinton of Belleville and the late Russell Nickle and Marjory Croswell. Spring interment to take place in Everton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON.

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REBECCA ‘Becky’ DAYNARD (nee Glencross) – Suddenly passed away at the Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, January 18th, 2020, at the age of 39. Loving mother of Bailey Reddick, Reegan Reddick, Lilee Daynard and Jayce Daynard. Predeceased by her son Logan Reddick. Dear daughter of Maddy Van Rompaey (D.J.), Danny Glencross (Joanne) and Paul Scanlon (Anne). Cherished sister of Jennifer Marshall (Darren), Justin Scanlon (Sierra) and Ben Scanlon (Ashley). Fondly remembered by her aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON 0n Sunday, January 26th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations to her children’s education funds would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JUNE GEORGIANA MAY WILLIAMS – April 11, 1929 – January 18, 2020 – At Hallowell House Nursing Home on Saturday January 18, 2020, June Williams passed away at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Roy Williams. Loved mother of the late Ron (Joanne) of Brighton, Barbara (late Jim) Whaley of Napanee, Carol (Andy) Harrison of Napanee, Heather Prettie (Iain Harper) of Trenton, Susan (Lyle) Parliament of Bloomfield and Christopher (Marie-Joy) of Belleville. Proud grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of 16, great great grandmother of 3 and dear sister of Shirley McConnell of Napanee and the late Helen Frey, Margaret Reid, Wanda Lewis and Pat Kimmerly. Celebration of life at the Elks Lodge hall on Saturday February 15 from 2 to 5 pm. Memorial donations to the Hallowell House resident’s Council or the Bloomfield United Church would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MICHAEL WILLIAM LORNE GOODMAN – March 7, 1976 – January 12, 2020 – Michael William Lorne Goodman, 43, passed away suddenly in his home in Prince Edward County on Sunday, January 12th. He is remembered lovingly by his father Bill, mother Patti and step-mother’s Lee and Sharron, his siblings Tyler (Emily), Peter, and Shannon, nephew Logan, and nieces Kennedy and Carter. Mike is remembered by many aunts, uncles, and cousins especially Cindy, Matt, Mark, Patti, and Sam and his loyal companions, Chris Currah and Massey. As per Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 25th from 1-4 pm. in the old Legion Hall at the Cape, 347 Main St., E., Picton. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Loyalist Humane Society or the PECM Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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MAXWELL KING JOHNSTON – August 8, 1936 – January 13, 2020 – Peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday January 13, 2020 Maxwell Johnston “Mac” of Demorestville passed away in his 84th year. Beloved husband and partner to Linda (nee Valleau) for 37 years. Loved dad to Fred Johnston, Bonny Gordon (Chris) and Susan Cole (Tyrone). Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Bonnie Johnston and son-in-law Mike Gordon. Proud grandpa to Jaylene, Jennifer (Ryan), Bobby (Amanda), Amie (Bill) and Max (Jackalyn). Proud great grandpa to Karly-Rae, Wade, Chloe, Gracie, Brooklyn, Declan and Ava. Loved brother of June Byrd (Dick), Mark Johnston, Virginia Dodds (Mike) and the late Maynard Johnston and Judith Christie. Loved son-in-law to Marguerite Teskey (late Harold). Loved brother-in-law to Wanda O’Neil (Ken), Brad Valleau (Jackie), Sandy Robinson (Lionel), David Valleau and the late Donna Mattis. Ever remembered uncle to many nieces and nephews and extended family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WINNIFRED IRENE HOGAN – July 17, 1925 – January 11, 2020 – Peacefully at Kentwood Park on Saturday, January 11, 2020, Irene Hogan (nee Dainard) passed away at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Bernard and loved mother of Barbara (late David Bailey), Brenda (late David Yardley), Paddy-Jo (Stephen Zwilling) and the late Robert and Gisele Martin. Grannie to Greg (Emmy), Erin (Pete), Toni (Dan) and Josh and Great Grannie to Townes, Liam and Easton. Dear sister of Freda Turgeon and the late Bruce Dainard, June Cannon and Mabel Richardson. Mrs. Hogan rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Picton. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Thursday, January 16 at 11 am.The Reverend Lynne Donovan officiating. Spring interment at West Lake Church of Christ Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation “New Build”. The family will receive friends on Thursday morning from 10 am. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JOHN BRYAN CURRAH – October 9, 1945 – January 10, 2020 – At Hospice Prince Edward on Friday January 10, 2020, Bryan Currah passed away at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Gillian (nee Clarke) and loved father of Darrell (Kelly) of Toronto and Mathew of Ottawa. Proud grandfather of Katarina, Madison, Emily, Avery, Keaton and Brinley. Dear brother of John (Muriel) of Ottawa, Jane Currah (Ted Spencer) of Dundalk and brother in law of David (Janet) Clarke of Vancouver and Cheryl (Ian Wright) of Pickering. Bryan will be missed and remembered by his nieces and nephews. A family service has taken place and interment of cremated remains will take place in the spring. If desired, donations made to the UHKF Regional Cancer Centre of Eastern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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JAMIE LYNN McKIBBON – April 18, 1957 – January 8, 2020 – It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Jamie at 62 years of age, on Wednesday January 8th, 2020. Jamie’s kind and loving spirit left an everlasting mark on those who knew and loved her. Cherished wife of her loving husband David McKibbon, loving and devoted mother to her children Jillian, Mitchell and Kelsey, daughter of Sharon Ablarde and James (Katy) Ablarde and dearest sister of Lisa and Julie. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday January 15th from 5 to 7 pm. at Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Family and friends are also invited to visit from 1 pm. at the Emmanual Baptist Church in Bloomfield until Jamie’s Celebration of Life at 2 pm. on Thursday, January 16th. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jamie may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Loyalist Humane Society. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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YVONNE ESTHER SAVARY – Died on January 6 (The Epiphany), 2020, surrounded by her children at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. She was hurried away too soon, at the age of sixty-four, weeks after a diagnosis of cancer. Lovingly devoted Mother to Heidi (Mike), Aaron, Benjamin, Melody (Lawrence), Emily (Daniel), Zachary, and Abraham, for whom ‘her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.’ Cherished ‘Grammy’ to grandson Elias and unborn grandchild to be named ​in memoriam​. Predeceased by parents Beulah and Victor, and son Abraham. Survived by siblings Sheila (John), Elizabeth, and Tim. Her lovingkindness, her spirit of faith and hope, her greathearted strength of character and devotion to her children will be forever remembered by those blessed to know her. Please visit with the family on Monday, January 13th from 6-8 p.m. at the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the TRENTON BAPTIST CHURCH, 125 DIXON DRIVE, TRENTON, officiated by Rev. Terry Gerow. (Private springtime interment.) Yvonne’s sons and daughters would like to thank the staff at PECMH for their kindness and support. As a Mortgage Broker, Yvonne selflessly advocated for disadvantaged families so that they could have homes, not ‘precarious lodgings while the rent is paid’; memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Canada at ​support.habitat.ca​. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DOREEN MARY BROWN – Peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Monday, January 6th, 2020, in her 87th year. Loving mother of Robert (Grace), Michael (Tracy) and Terry (Debbie). Dear grandma to her 10 grandchildren and her many great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Brenda Ford (late Bryan). The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at H.J. McFarland Home for their care and support of Doreen. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, January 10th from 6-8 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Interment Sophiasburg Cemetery later in the spring. Memorial Donations to the H.J. McFarland Resident Council would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOHN SILAS CADDICK – December 11, 1921 – January 6, 2020 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday January 6, 2020, John Caddick passed away at the age of 98. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (nee Cobb) and loved father of Debbie Tirrul of Nepean, Sandra (Steve Leaver) of Calabogie and Brian of Picton. Proud grandfather of Leena, Kaja, Ryan and Jessica. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church at a later date to be announced. Spring interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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APRIL HART (nee Falconer) – April 19, 1965 – January 5, 2020 – April passed suddenly in her home in Picton, On. Beloved mother to Christa Falconer, Donald Insley, Chase Falconer (Terri-Lynn), and Hailey Hart; proud grandmother to Henry and Elizabeth Insley; cherished sister to the late Elizabeth Falconer, Bruce Falconer (Betty), Christine Stone (Eric), and Diana Leigh; and adored aunt to many nieces and nephews,who affectionately called her “aunt appie.” April was a member of the Elks Lodge and Picton Legion, and enjoyed spending time at the lodge with her friends. She was a fun loving and free spirited soul with an infectious laugh that brought joy to anyone around her. She will be missed and remembered by many who will forever hold her dear to their hearts. A celebration of life is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date. The family is asking that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of gifts and flowers. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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VERNON J. CHRISTY – Passed away at Hospice Prince Edward on Friday, January 3rd, 2020, in his 94th year. Loving husband of the late Lillian Christy and dear companion of the late Margaret York. Father of Vernon Jr. of Picton and Carla Milton of Belleville. Grandfather of Kelly Roper and great grandfather of Harper and Austin, of Belleville. Survived by his sisters Naomi, Earla and Marilyn. Predeceased by sisters Anita, Beryl and brothers Elmo, Keith, Reburn and Merton. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family graveside service at the Belleville Cemetery later in the spring. 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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ANNE BANANI (nee Mudgett) – July 12, 1943 – January 2, 2020 – With deep sadness, we announce the passing of our dearest Anne (nee Mudgett) on Thursday January 2nd, 2020. Anne was a shining example of kindness and generosity of spirit and her quiet strength left an indelible mark on those who knew and loved her. Her husband Husayn, and children Sarah (Jason Dietrich) and Michael (Erin Smithies) extend their profound thanks to the PSWs and nurses of the John M. Parrott Centre in Napanee for their tender care of Anne in the last months of her life. A funeral program will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 1 p.m., at the Whattam Funeral Home Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Friends are then invited to join the family for a celebration of Anne’s life at the North Marysburgh Community Hall, 2699 County Road 8, Waupoos, Ontario, immediately following the funeral. Spring interment at Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Prince Edward, where Anne served as a volunteer.

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BARBARA ANN KENNEDY (nee Sanders) May 26, 1942 – January 1, 2020 – Passed away on the 1st of January, 2020 at Hospice Prince Edward, she is now fully in the presence of her Lord. Barbara Kennedy, of Picton, formerly of London, ON and New Brunswick, at the age of 77. Beloved wife for fifty-three years of Jerry. Loving mother of Lynn Kennedy of Lethbridge, AB, and John (Christina) of Cherry Valley. Grandmother of Lisa (Jason), Sean, Kimberly (Gabe) and Andrew. Barbara enjoyed serving others through the Girl Guides, Kinettes and the Spinners & Weavers Guild. A service in celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at her home church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield on Thursday January 9th at 2pm. Pastor Peter Spragg officiating. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Picton Kinette Club would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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