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Obituaries Countylive.ca – 2021

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DAVID O’CONNOR – We share with great sadness that David O’Connor, husband and good friend, passed away on the morning of July 20th, 2021 after being in hospital a short time. We were all very fortunate to have had our lives touched by this remarkable man. At this time a private family Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with David’s passion for animals, memorial donations to the Loyalist Humane Society (www.loyalisthumanesociety.com) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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AARON CHRISTIAN ROBERT ANDREWS – March 7th, 1995 – July 18th, 2021 – It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Aaron Andrews, of Picton on Sunday July 18, 2021 at the age of 26. Dear son of Nancy Andrews (nee Prusak) and the late Robert Andrews. Much loved brother of Emerson Pringle (Joanna Howard), Celeste Pringle, Amy Andrews-Alexander (Paul) and Jordan Andrews (B). Aaron will also be fondly remembered by Becka Houghton, and his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation arrangements have been made with the Whattam Hicks Funeral Home Ltd. 33 Main St. W. Picton (613-476-2450). A Celebration of Aaron’s Life will be held at a later date. In desired, memorial donations in his memory are requested to either Addictions and Mental Health (Picton) or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital – Back the Build Campaign. Online condolences welcomed at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RODNEY IVOR BLOWER – October 5th, 1928 – July 16th, 2021 – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on July 16th, 2021, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of almost 74 years and best friend to Roseanne ‘Ricky’. Devoted father to Garry (late Margo), Jackie (Eric) and Lisa (Bruce). Proud Poppa of six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Rodney’s Legacy will live on through his children and their children. A private family service will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Wellington followed by a Graveside Service at 12:30 at the Wellington Cemetery. All are welcome to attend the Graveside Service. Covid social distancing protocols to be followed. Memorial Donations to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Arrangements in the care of Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington.

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MARGARET DIANA GRANGER – It is with great sadness the family of Margaret “Diana” Granger announces her passing away at Picton Memorial Hospital in Prince Edward County Ontario on July 15th, 2021. Diana will be forever remembered by her husband Robert, her three children Caroline, Rob and Tory as well as by her seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and her sisters Susan and Nancy. Diana had a special way of touching the lives around her with her no-nonsense attitude and her kind spirit. She was the living breathing cornerstone of our family and she will be sorely missed. A Celebration of Diana’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the
Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington

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EILEEN BEATRICE STORMS (Minaker) – January 7th, 1926 – July 14th, 2021 – At Moira Place, Tweed on Wednesday July 14, 2021, Eileen Storms (nee Minaker) of Picton passed away at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husband Clifford in 1994. Loved mother of Philip (late Donna) Mattis of Consecon, Paul Storms of Trenton, John (Bonnie) Storms of Whitehorse, David (Patricia) Storms of Kitchener-Waterloo and Marlene (Scott White) of Tweed. Proud grandmother of Kristine, Natalie, Jaime, Ashley, Michael, Hannah, Jason, Brian, Karen, Tim, Donovan, Penny and Andrew and great grandmother of 13. Dear sister of Lorraine Button, Audrey Vernoy, Bruce and Angus Minaker and the late Roy, Clifford, Ward and Howard Minaker. Mrs. Storms is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday July 19 at 1 pm. with visitation from 12 noon. Covid-19 social distance protocol will be observed and masks are required. The Reverend Dennis Pringle and Pastor Kevin Stenhouse officiating followed by interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. On-line condolences may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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HELEN PATRICIA MURPHY (Wallace) September 1st, 1952 – July 11th, 2021 – At her home on Sunday July 11th 2021. Helen Patricia Murphy (nee Wallace) passed away at the age of 68. Much loved mother of Mike Murphy of Picton, Toni (Michael Beaudrie) of Wellington, and Caesar Vazquez (Shannon Gibson) of Picton, Much loved grandmother of Tyler, Rai-Ann, Dawson, Noah, Madison, Brady, and Liam. Dear sister of Leonard of Oshawa, Edward of Belleville, Shirley of Brampton, Joanna of West Lake and the late David and John. Helen will be remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews. As Helen desired, there will be no visitation or service. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St Picton. Online condolences may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JEAN A. BRANDON (Yearwood) – April 22nd, 1932 – July 5th, 2021 – Passed away peacefully at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home on Monday, July 5th, 2021 in her 90th year. Daughter of the late Sarah (Sadie) and Albert Yearwood. Much loved wife of the late Robert Burton “Burt” Brandon. Dear mother of Dwain (Robert) and his wife Deanne, Terry (John) and his wife Carol, Rod and his wife Ondine and Tracey. Proud grandmother of Brett (Joelle), Emiline (Adam), Nicholas (Stacey), Christopher (Parvaneh), Jamie (Lizanne), Brandon (Jennica), Daulton, Daniel, Sarah (Johnathan) and great grandchildren Gavin, Austin, Kyden, Killian, Mylah, Andy and Vienna. Jean is also predeceased by her brother and sister , Leona ‘Betty’ Cooney (Doug) and Gerald ‘Chip’ Yearwood (Donna). She will also be dearly missed by nieces and nephews Brenda, Bruce, Donnie, Bonnie and Liz (Elizabeth). Jean was born on April 22, 1932, and grew up in Madoc, Ontario. In the 1940’s she modeled bangs in several hairstyle magazines before taking the first prize in a beauty pageant in 1949. In the early 1950s, she moved to Picton with her husband Burt. Jean worked for several years as the senior secretary at Queen Elizabeth School in Picton until 1979, when she left her job there to open a paint and wallpaper store called Brandon’s Decorating Den, which she operated out of the mall for a few years before moving out onto the main street in what used to be the Globe Hotel. Prior to residing at the McFarland Memorial Home, she lived on Lake Street, Prospect Avenue, Ontario Street, Washburn Street and White Chapel Road. A Private Family Service has been arranged with the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home Ltd. 33 Main St. W. Picton (613-476-2450). To share stories and memories of Jean, the family has arranged a Celebration of Life at the Elk’s Lodge, (21 Elks St. Picton) on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 3:00-6:30 p.m. All are welcome. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society are appreciated. For online condolences please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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EALEREY KELLER – After the perfect day on the lake fishing, Ealerey Keller suddenly passed away, on Monday, July 5th, 2021 in his 92nd year. Beloved father of Linda Bidulka, Art Keller (Tracey Kelly) and Sheila Keller (Ken Sardinski). Fondly remembered by his 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Survived by his siblings Lucy Summers (late Bob), John (Isabelle) and Joyce Hill (Doug). Predeceased by his sister Ina and brothers Irvine and William. Ealerey was a lifelong Prince Edward County resident who will be remembered as a plumber by day and a fisherman by night. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to Quinte Conservation (www.quinteconservation.ca) would be appreciated by the family.

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ALFRED EARL STANDEN – February 2nd, 1945 – July 4th, 2021 – Volunteer Fire Fighter, Retired – Elizabethtown/Kitley Township Department; Master Mason, Macoy Lodge, Lyn, Ontario, A.F. & A.M., No. 242, G.R.C. – Peacefully entered into rest at Westlake Terrace Nursing Home, Picton on Sunday, July 4, 2021, Alfred Standen formerly of Brockville died at the age of 76. He was the son of the late Alfred & Mabel Standen (nee Carr) and the beloved husband for 54 years of Wilhemina (nee LaRose) of Brockville. Alfred was the cherished father of Amanda Paquette (Larry) of Kingston and Tim (Caroline) of Brockville. He was the dearest grandfather of Troy (Brooklyn), Kurt, Jessica (Eric), Melissa (Joe), Mitchell, Corina (Calvin) and great grandfather of Zander. Alfred is survived by his brothers Mac Standen of Seeley’s Bay, Floyd Standen of Delta and is predeceased by his sisters Myrna Steary, Janice Turgeon and brothers Lloyd & Howard. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A special Thank You goes out to Alfred’s niece, Lisa Stack as well as the management and staff of Westlake Terrace for their compassion, devotion, and exceptional care of our dear Alfred. Mr. Standen is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Alfred’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place with a Private Family Graveside Service at Olivet United Church Cemetery, Seeley’s Bay. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Hastings-Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Alfred, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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GORDON GERALD RYCKMAN – July 31st, 1931 – July 2nd, 2021 – Retired Commercial Fisherman – Peacefully entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Friday, July 2, 2021, Gerald Ryckman of Picton died at the age of 89. He was the son of the late Gordon & Edith Ryckman (nee Storms) and husband of the late Martha May (nee Hineman). Gerald was the loving father of Randy (Penny) of Foxboro, Michael (Chris) and Ron (Cindy) all of Picton, Angela (Dale) of Milford, Lori (Mike) of Brighton, Krista (Kim) of Oakville and Lisa of Picton. He is survived by his brother Carmen of Mississauga, his sisters Barb Robison (late Orville) of Picton, Judy MacNamee (late Gary) of Wellington and by his sister-in-law Janet Ryckman of Mississauga. Gerald is predeceased by his sister Joyce (late Richard). He will be sadly missed by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Ryckman is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Gerald’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BRUCE E. BALDWIN – Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 1st, 2021, at the age of 71. Loving husband of Sandra Baldwin (née McConnell). Devoted father of Kimberly, Kyle (Amy), Nicholas (Kathryn), Philip (Ekateryna), and Joshua (Alyssa). Proud Papa and Grandpa to Logan, Cassidy, Dylan, Alanna, Natalie, Jack, Henry, Amelia, Charlotte, Emmett, and Bruce. Survived by his siblings David (Nancy), Mike (Yvonne), Robert (Candy), Steven (Carolyn), Lori (Laurie-John), and Debbie (Bob). Bruce was the love of Sandy’s life and his legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com
Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build (www.backthebuild.ca) would be appreciated by the family.

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PAMELA JOYCE VanWART – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Pamela Joyce VanWart, in her 86th year. am was a loving mom, grandmother, GNan, aunt and friend. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Due to gathering limits, a private family Memorial Service will be held at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.  Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family.

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ERNIE TOBIN – Our beloved Ernie Tobin passed away peacefully on June 30th, 2021. He was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia in July of 1930, to David and Pauline (O’Handly) with brothers Douglas, Russell, Connie, Fritz and Gerald, and sisters Audrey, Margaret and Vera. Ernie spent his career as an engineer with Canadian Pacific, along the rails making several lifelong friends. Moving to Toronto in the 1950s, he married Chuckie (Mary Dolores) Merritt in August of 1952 and they had two children, Denise and David. They retired in the late 1980s and relocated to Wellington, Ontario and Estero, Florida. Ernie was known as the “quieter” half of Chuckie and Ernie, but had a great dry wit and a charming sense of humour. Always up for a good laugh, lobster dinners, “Cape Breton” music, Don Messers Jubilee, corned beef and cabbage and his beloved spaghetti and meatballs. For years he loved his long walks, watching good movies, Hockey Night in Canada and the Toronto Blue Jays. He adored his granddaughter Lauren, watching every Disney Classic endlessly with her and sharing a number of exciting travel adventures. He loved home, and his greatest love of all, Chuckie. The family wish to thank all of the wonderful friends at Wellington on the Lake who have provided so much friendship, help, support, love and laughter all these years. We cannot thank you enough. A Memorial Service will be held in late summer. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington

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JEFFREY WAYNE ‘Jeff’ LUCAS – January 3rd, 1980 – June 30th, 2021 – Former Defenceman – Quinte Red Devils – Suddenly entered into rest at his residence on Wednesday June 30, 2021, Jeff Lucas of Picton died at the age of 41. He was the cherished son of Wayne Lucas (Colleen) of Peterborough and Paulette Lucas (nee Vestervelt) of Picton. Jeff was the loving brother of Leah Robinson (Wade) of Picton and beloved uncle of Teah & Wyatt. He was the dearest grandson of Betty Vestervelt (late Cletus) of Picton and the late Jack & Marie Lucas. Jeff will be forever remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Jeff is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Visitation will take place followed by cremation. A Private Family Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel with Rev. Fran Langlois officiating. If desired, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Jeff, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CHRISTA ELISABETH LEPAGE – (Schmitz) – September 20th, 1937 – June 30th, 2021 – Suddenly entered into rest at her home on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, Christa Lepage of Picton died at the age of 83. She was the beloved wife of George and the dearest mother of Petra Lepage (Ian) of Belleville and step-mother of Guy Lepage (Grace) of London. Christa is survived by her sister Bärbel Schmitz of Germany. Mrs. Lepage is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Christa’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the VON Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Christa, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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EDITH MARILYN OSTRANDER (Way) – Friday, July 14th, 1933 – Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 – Peacefully with her daughters at her side. Marilyn Ostrander (nee Way) passed into the arms of angels on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Ostrander and parents Ernest and Helen Way (nee Allison). Loving mother of daughters Kathryn Ostrander (late Len Vigodda), Kim (Robert) Bouma and Mary (Peter) Orr. Cherished grandmother of Jason (Carrie) Parks, Jennifer Parks (Pat Menard), Shima Vigodda, Alex Bouma, Dean Orr, Dennis Orr and Neil Orr. Predeceased by brother Gordon Way; survived by sisters Barbara (Joe) Maxwell and Margaret (Bob) MacDermaid. Fondly remembered by her great grandchildren, neices, nephews and Richard Parks. Marilyn will be remembered and loved by her family and friends and will remain forever in their hearts. Marilyn’s family would like to offer thanks to the many people who showed kindness and support during her illness. Special thanks to the team of cardiologists at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for their expertise and exceptional care during the last ten years. A Private Family Graveside Service will take place at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build”. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). She was dearly loved by anyone fortunate enough to have known her. Online condolences at www.rushnellfuneralhome.com

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VALARIE DOREEN MacDONALD (Ostrander) – May 1st, 1957 – June 30th, 2021 – Past Worthy Matron, O.E.S., Ameliasburg & Picton #273; O.E.S., Grand Representative of California in Ontario; Financial Secretary, Church of St. Gregory the Great, Picton; Club Champion & Long Standing Member, Picton Golf & Country Club; Executive Director, Hospice Prince Edward – Peacefully entered into rest at her home on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, Valarie MacDonald (nee Ostrander) of Cherry Valley died at the age of 64. She was the daughter of Mary Ostrander (nee Norton) of Cherry Valley and the late Leland Ostrander and was the cherished wife for 39 years of Allan. Val was the beloved mother of Ali MacDonald of Bloomfield, John Henry (Mallory Walsh) of Ottawa, and Maggie MacDonald of Picton. She is survived by her sisters Cindy Ostrander of Cherry Valley, Julie Brownson (Tim) of Northport and her brother Brad Ostrander (Jenn) of Belleville and Val will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. MacDonald is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in the Church of St. Gregory the Great, 7 Church Street, Picton on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 11 am followed by Inurnment Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial mass will be live streamed on the funeral home’s YouTube channel.  If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by Val’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Val, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ANN MUNRO-CAPE – On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, in her 84th year, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late John Munro-Cape, loving mother of Chris (Lauren), Jo-Anne Tucker (Kevin) and Gillian Taylor (Todd), and “Gran” to Zachary, Megan, Alexander, and Abby. Ann will be deeply missed by her sister Gillian Balsdon, and her family Jon, Richard Dominic, Leanne and Nick. Ann’s passion for the environment, care for animals, especially doggies, and dedication to her gardens will be fondly remembered. Her children and grandchildren are grateful for the support and love they received. As per Ann’s wishes, she passed away with the assistance of the MAID program, and has donated her body to Queen’s University, where three of her grandchildren graduated. She will be greatly missed by her son, daughters, grandchildren and many others. Memorial donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build (www.backthebuild.ca) would be appreciated. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARY CONSTANCE ‘Connie MILLER – November 20th, 1943 – June 28th, 2021 – Mary “Connie” Constance Miller passed away peacefully at Kentwood Nursing Home in Picton, Ontario on June 28th, 2021 at the age of 77. Connie was predeceased by her husband Edward, parents Neil and Grace Praught, and brothers Eugene, Gordon, and Patrick. Connie is survived by her brothers; Leonard of Sackville, NS, James (Melinda) of Halifax, NS, Ivan (Debbie) of Shamrock, PE, Denis of Range River, PE and sisters; Madonna (Danial) Levesque of Tatamagouche, NS, Eleanor (Douglas) Shwaluk of Tillsonburg, ON, Marcella of Curries, ON, Virginia (Fred) Dainard of Grand River, PE, Pauline of Miscouche, PE, Anne of Charlottetown, PE, Dorothy of Kelvin Grove, PE, Anastasia (Edward) Balagdon of Halifax, NS, children; Neil (Laura) Paugh of Baltimore, MD, Leonard Paugh of Picton, ON and Gladys Paugh of Bloomfield, ON, grandchildren; Ruby Paugh of Kingston, ON, Jeremiah Paugh of Baltimore, MD, Tabatha Paugh of Baltimore, MD , Rebecka Read of Bloomfield, ON, and step-grandchildren; Randy Jr. Read, of Bloomfield, ON and Kim Read of Bloomfield, ON. Mrs. Miller is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Kentwood Nursing Home for the kind and compassionate care of Connie. Memorial donations to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BERNICE EMILY O’BRIEN (Williams) – June 23rd, 1929 – June 27th, 2021 – Peacefully at the Crown Ridge, Trenton on Sunday, June 27, 2021, Bernice O’Brien of Barker Street, Picton died at the age of 92. She was the daughter of the late Eleazer & Emily Williams (nee Clement) and was the former wife of the late Donald. Bernice was the cherished mother of Lana Bellis (late Donald) of Foxboro, Rick O’Brien of Picton, Cheryle Burley (late Harvey) of Bridgenorth and mother-in-law of Angie O’Brien. She was the dearest grandmother of Erin (Brad), Stephanie, Shaun (Alissa), Tanya (Steve), Brandon (Rebecca) and great grandmother of Cole, Paige, Riley and Brooke. Bernice is predeceased by her grandson Brooke and all of her brothers and sisters. She will be remembered by her sister-in-law Mary O’Brien and her many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the management and staff at the Crown Ridge in Trenton for their care of Bernice. Mrs. O’Brien is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Bernice’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place. A Private Family Inurnment will be held at Sophiasburgh Cemetery, Demorestville. Online condolences and to share memories of Bernice, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CARLA LIANNE WALKER – Suddenly entered into rest in Picton on Sunday, June 27, 2021, Carla Walker of Trenton died at the age of 34. She was the beloved daughter of Matt Walker of Kincardine and Rebecca Royle of Trenton. Carla will forever be remembered by her brother Andrew of Campbellford and her extended family and many friends. Carla is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Private family visitation will be held with cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by Carla’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Carla, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BARBARA WOODALL – Remembering Barbara October 18, 1932 – June 26, 2021 – Just after dawn on June 26, 2021, Barbara Francis Woodall passed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vegreville, Alberta, in her 89th year. Born in the Green Point community of Prince Edward County, Ontario, to John Hott and Audrey Osborne, she was immersed in the life of hosting summer boarders long before Air B&B was a thing. Barb was an only child on a successful farm in the 1930s. There was always enough to eat thanks to a big garden. Her dad fished with the Tyendinaga folk so there was fish available as well. She went to the local school, by cutter over the snow in the wintertime, and then came into Picton for high school, boarding with her grandparents in their home on Queen St. That house became her home for sixty years when those same grandparents offered Barb and her new husband, Bob Woodall, married at just 19 and 20 years old, a rent to own arrangement. Barb worked at The Gift Shop for many years, after working at Stedman’s before the birth of their son, Blaine. For many years too, she was a Thursday night fixture in the Canteen at Carr’s Auction Sales. Raised Catholic, she embraced United Church ways when she married, and took an active role in several ministries at Picton United. At a time when Sunday school classes were bursting out of their meeting spaces, she served as Sunday school Treasurer. She served with the UCW as well. She and Bob befriended the ministers and their families as they came and went, including a certain young female student minister, who actually became family! Through the years, there were many delicious meals eaten at the Legion, and the summer Fish Fry at Church. The food and festivities that marked their 50th wedding anniversary filled the Church Hall to capacity, with so many of their dear friends and family present. Of all the delightful food opportunities in a long lifetime, some of the most special were the cones at Scooperman’s after a summer evening stroll down Main Street with her two grandboys, Jeffrey and Colin. For Barb, it was vanilla she wanted. Barb and Bob loved to Square Dance. They had lots of opportunities to travel to dance or simply to sightsee up and down the Atlantic seaboard, and across Canada. One particularly momentous trip was the camping holiday to the Calgary Stampede in 1971. It was then that Blaine, aged 11, decided that someday he would live “out west”. That is how a life-long resident of the County came to be in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Vegreville. The spring after she turned 80, Barb came out to live with her son and his family in the Viking and Vegreville area of Alberta. She settled into #12 at St. Michael’s Vegreville Manor, in a lovely one bedroom suite where she was able to stay until her final days. There were field trips to the Devonian Gardens, socials in the Manor garden gazebo, and entertainers to enjoy. She attended the Vegreville United Church with its suppers and lunches and musical events. She walked many miles around the Library gym floor, earning a special Walking Club T-shirt. One special trip home to Picton in 2016 was a cherished memory for Barb, a last chance to see people and places she loved lifelong. Now she will be coming home to rest with her beloved Bob, at Glenwood. We, her family, ask only of the life to come that there may be paths for her to walk without stumbling, held lovingly in the curve of Bob’s protecting arm. Barbara leaves to mourn her son Blaine and (Rev.) Carolyn, grandsons Jeffrey and Colin, sisters-in-law Eleanor, Sheila and Doris, her cousins Dennis, and Sandra, her niece Carol, and several other cousins, nieces and nephews. Her family shares their heartfelt thanks to Emily and Jacqui and the Vegreville Manor staff who gave so much love and care to Barb to honour her wishes, to Dr. Helen Frank for her compassion and understanding, to IRIS Vegreville for critical ongoing eye care, to members of the Walking Club for their welcome, to Al for his support, to Antoinette for her faithful friendship, and to Michelle, Gordon and Patricia for seeing her home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given through Autumn Rose Funeral Home to Vegreville United Church, and through Whattam-Hick’s Funeral Home to Picton United Church or Glenwood Cemetery in Picton, Ontario. Cremation Arrangements by Autumn Rose Funeral Home, Vegreville, Alberta (780-603-5800) Inurnment & Burial Arrangements by Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, Picton, Ontario (613-476-2450) Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JENNIFER LAURA BALDINI (Fischer) – January 1st, 1964 – June 25th, 2021 – Passed away at her home on Friday, June 25, 2021 in her 58th year.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home Ltd. 33 Main St. W Picton (613-476-2450).

Due to restrictions on public gatherings, a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Online condolences at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SARAH EDEN AINSWORTH – Shockingly unexpected, on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at her residence in Vernon, British Columbia, aged 46 years, formerly of Stirling, Belleville, Toronto, Calgary AB and Richmond BC. Beloved only daughter of Philip and Joan (Hendry) Ainsworth of Picton. Beloved sister of Geordie Ainsworth of Tweed and Belleville. Beloved niece of Cathy and Gary Hawley of Lethbridge, AB and Sarah’s on-going support in The West. Also loved by first cousins: Jennifer Miller (Matt Heller and their son, Blake Heller) of Calgary, and Rebecca Miller, of Lethbridge. Also, niece of Mary Hendry (friend Sharon Bradford) and Douglas Hendry (Donna). Longtime friend of Roberta Buxton (MacDonald) and also Kim MacDonald of Belleville. Sadly missed by Stephen Culhane and the Culhane family, and by Lou Anne Bell Scott of Belleville. Missed by her best animal friend “TaTa”, her French Bulldog. Graduate of Quinte Secondary School and of the Automotive Marketing program at Georgian College, Barrie. Employed in various capacities for many years in the automotive and motorcycling industry, including motorcycle instructor at Centennial College, Toronto, District Sales Manager for Honda Motorcycles and Power Equipment for many years across Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Participant in Hastings County Board of Education’s first French Immersion program at Bayside Public School in the 1980s. Cremation entrusted to Everden Rust Funeral Services and Crematorium, Kelowna BC. Private interment in the Ainsworth family plot in Burr Cemetery, Burr Road, Ameliasburgh. Many thanks to Tod Lavender of Ainsworth Funeral Home, Wellington, for his advice and assistance. Special thanks to Sarah’s new BC friend, Victoria Hennessy, for her huge assistance from afar in dealing with Sarah’s estate. Condolences may be left at Ainsworthfuneralhome.com It is suggested that donations in Sarah’s memory, if desired, be made to Sarah Ainsworth Archives Digitization Fund at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/13756 and after your donation information then at the bottom click on ‘In memory of’ and then type in “Sarah Ainsworth” and at the bottom, the message, “Archives Digitization Fund” or alternatively make donation to Loyalist Humane Society http://www.loyalisthumanesociety.com/donate . A fond goodbye to our smart and funny but sometimes prickly girl.

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DEBORAH ANN ‘Debbie’ WILLIAMS – August 27th, 1947 – June 22nd, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Debbie Williams of Demorestville died at the age of 73. She was the daughter of the late Carson & Betty Williams (nee Thompson). Debbie was the cherished mother of Paula Forsyth and her partner Bill Wright of Demorestville. She was the loving grandmother of Raven Grant (Chris Colgan) of Brighton. Debbie is survived by her sister Tracy Bulpit (late Jim) of Big Island, and she is predeceased by her brother Randy (partner Maureen). She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Williams is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Debbie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Friendship United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Debbie, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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Dr. JAMES ROBERT ‘Bob’ MORRIS – June 24th, 1942 – June 21st, 2021 – Dr. James Robert (Bob) Morris passed away on June 20, 2021 surrounded by family at Hospice Prince Edward in Picton, Ontario. Bob was a biology professor at Laurentian University between 1970 to 2000. He was a few days shy of his 79th birthday. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years, MaryKay (Hicks) of Picton. Son of James W. Morris and Mary (Fee) of Crowland Township (Welland), and dear brother of Wesley (Claudia), Marjorie, and David (Elizabeth). Loving father to Kieran (Nathalie), Edward (Carin), and Rachel (Michael). Grandfather to Jonah, Mirabelle, and Darcy Barnes; James and Ella Larose-Morris. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Canada, Reaching for Rainbows, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, or a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff at the Kentwood Park Long Term Care Home, and Hospice Prince Edward. In particular, we extend our greatest gratitude to Dr. Sarah Leblanc. A ceremony (or ceremonies) to commemorate Bob’s life and scatter his ashes will occur at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Online condolences and to share memories of Bob, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CENAN YUNUSOGLU – It is with great sadness and gratitude for his life that we mark the passing of Cenan Yunusoglu on Monday, June 21st, 2021, at the age of 42. Cenan will be loved forever by his wife and partner for 10 years, Kate, their young sons Cruz and Rhys, countless friends, including his best friends Kerem and Gurol, Business Partner Jeff, and his family in Turkey, including his mother Rayet. Cenan was a devoted husband, father and a passionate Entrepreneur. Cenan and his wife Kate moved to PEC, three years ago to live in wine country and raise their special son Cruz under the County’s open sky and within a beautiful community. They later welcomed son Rhys in December 2019. Cenan was CEO and Founder of Tripian Inc. a tech company that reflected his passion for travel and local communities, including Tripian’s new Tourism App, Wiserr, which he designed to help small businesses in Prince Edward County. His passing was marked last week by a private burial with Turkish family and friends at Bowman-McFaul Cemetery, followed by a beautiful Celebration of Life event with friends at sunset. Memorial donations can be made to a GoFundMe.com Page which friends created in support of his wife and children during this time of grief and transition https://gofund.me/60937087 Online donations may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com.

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MARY URSULA WALSH – Born on a farm near Westwood, Ontario, on December 22, 1936, Ursula passed away on June 20, 2021, in Nanaimo, B.C. In between, she was a teacher, a mother and a contrarian. She loved her children Rick Conroy (Kathleen), Patti Grossman (Michael) and Steve Conroy (Laurie). She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Grace, Ah-Mei, John and Lily Conroy; Robin Wood, Oceanne Langstrough, Sam Grossman and Jasmine Albrecht; as well as Patrick, Heather, Sarah and Anna Grace Conroy. Her great grandchildren, too, Charley, Jasper, Arlo, Sawyer and Finlay. She taught elementary school from the age of 17, including stints at St. Andrew’s West and Iona Academy, among others, in and around Cornwall. She was married to Bob Conroy for about 30 years, and together they raised their family at Harrison’s Corners. While working full-time, Ursula earned a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from the University of Ottawa. Sadly her final years saw the erosion of her memories and self-awareness. Her daughter Patti Grossman cared for and watched over her over these last few years in Slave Lake, AB and later in Nanaimo, B.C. Thank you to the caregivers at Nanaimo Memory Centre. A funeral mass was held at St. Francis de Sales in Cornwall. She will be interred later in July at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Hastings, Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. Online condolences or memories may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY MAE VAUGHAN (Shelley) – November 6th, 1943 – June 19th, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Belleville General Hospital, Shirley Vaughan of Picton died at the age of 77. She was the daughter of the late Charles & Roberta Shelley (nee Allan) and wife of the late Donald Vaughan. Shirley was the beloved mother of Liz Brummell (late Harley) of Picton, Donald (Linda Evans) of Stirling, Jack (Tresa) of Cressy and George of Picton. She was the loving grandmother of Jody, Stacey and Craig and great grandmother of Leita. Shirley is survived by her siblings Charles Shelley of Tamworth, Alice Hill of Belleville, Louise Laraby of Arden, Hope Hill of Deseronto, Terry Shelley (Debbie) of Napanee and Pat Hill of Deseronto. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vaughan is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. followed by cremation. To RSVP for either the Visitation or Funeral Service, please call the funeral home between 9 am – 5 pm to register. Private Family Inurnment at St. Alban’s Cemetery, Adolphustown. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Shirley at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BETTY NILSSON – The friends and family of Betty Marie Nilsson (nee Witzel) are saddened to announce her passing on June 19th, 2021 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (Picton) in her 98th year. Betty was born in Kitchener, Ontario on December 13, 1923 to Edward and Louise (Kudoba) Witzel. She was the wife to the late Bill Nilsson (2017), sister to Jerry Witzel (deceased) and mother to Gary. Her sister-in-laws Vivian Robinson, Astrid Burkholder and Carolle (Don) Ziegler survive her. Betty spent time in the WRCNS during WWII. She met her husband Bill at the Chicopee Ski Club in Kitchener and they were married in 1952. They lived in Kitchener until their move in the 1980s to Wellington. The friends and family would like to thank the medical staff at the Picton Hospital, her fantastic neighbours Nicole; Doris and Karen as well as Tod Lavender for their support during these last years. At Betty’s request cremation has taken place and no service is planned. Condolences may be shared at ww.ainsworthfuneralhome.com In her memory donations can be made to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation (www.pecmhf.ca). Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON

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SUSAN ALEXANDRA ‘Sue’ SKUFFHAM – March 19th, 1952 – June 17th, 2021 – Committee Member at Prince Edward Yacht Club, Member of the Women at Noon Club of Prince Edward County, Café Volunteer at Picton Hospital – Entered into rest on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Belleville General Hospital. Sue Skuffham (nee Henley) of Picton died at the age of 69. She was the daughter of the late Jake & Ruth Henley and was the beloved wife of Brian. Sue was the loving step mother of Colin, and Cori (Sean) all of Toronto and was the dearest grandmother of Brianna & Rinae. She is survived by her brothers Stephen (Pam) of White Rock, BC and John (Carolyn) of Burlington and will be remembered by her nieces Melissa, Kristen and Kelly and her nephew Jake. Sue will be sadly missed by her beloved pup, Ginny. Sue is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Inurnment will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. A Celebration of Sue’s Life will be held at the Prince Edward Yacht Club at a later date. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories for Sue can be left at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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EVA EDIT KRISTOF – Retired Laboratory Technologist, Toronto Western Hospital – Peacefully entered into rest at the Toronto Western Hospital, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Eva Kristof (nee Takats) of Toronto died at the age of 92. She was the daughter of the late Ferenc & Maria Takats and was the wife of the late Laszlo. Eva was the cherished mother of Andrea (Jean-Pierre Centeno) of Toronto and loving grandmother of Isabelle, Theodore and Justine. She is remembered by her brothers, sisters and extended family in Hungary. Mrs. Kristof is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Green Burial Graveside Service will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society (by cheque only please) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Eva, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JAMES COLE – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James M. Cole in his 71st year. James passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 15th, 2021. Jim had a deep passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing and loved to entertain with family and friends. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sharon. His two daughters, Laurie and Kerry (Corey Andrews). Loved by his Grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Megan, Emily and Abbie and Great Granddaughter Madison. He is also survived by his sister Andrea Lickers and predeceased by his sister Janet Bain. The family would like to send a very special thank you to the medical staff at Kingston General and Lennox and Addington County Hospitals. Due to the current Covid-19 gathering Restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build (www.backthebuild.ca)
or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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ANITA AVALON CROWE (Calvert) – December 16th, 1924 – June 12th, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton. Anita Crowe (nee Calvert) of Picton died at the age of 96. She was the daughter of the late William & Millicent Calvert (nee Ray) and wife of the late Raymond. Anita was the beloved mother of Dale (late Shirley) of Ottawa and Blaine (Evelyn) of Picton. Anita was the loving grandmother of Luke, Amy, John and Philip. She is predeceased by her sisters Fern Loney, Coza Ritz, and her brothers Caleb Calvert and Arthur Calvert. Anita will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Crowe is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel with Pastor Peter Spragg officiating. Private Inurnment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Emmanuel Baptist Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by Anita’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Anita can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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LAYLA FLORA LYNN COURTNEY – It is with heavy hearts that the family of Layla Courtney of Milford announce her passing at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, June 10, 2021, one day after her birth. Cherished daughter of Brandy (nee Simmons) and Greg and forever remembered by her big sister Ella (age 3). Granddaughter of Linda Sheckleton (late Larry Simmons) of Trenton and Wade & Kimberley Courtney of Milford, great granddaughter of Eunice Hineman, Dale Hineman, and the late Violet & Earl Courtney. Special niece of Jordan Courtney (fiancee Kali Michaels), Sarah Monroe and Brittney Penn Tomsett and the little cousin of Braxton. Sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins. A very special thank you to all the staff, doctors and nurses at the NICU – Kingston Hospital for the wonderful care provided to our Layla and our family. Layla is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Private Family Services will be held. If desired, donations to Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences for Layla can be left at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JAMES GLEN BELL – November 28th, 1950 – June 7th, 2021 – At the Belleville General Hospital on Monday June 7, 2021 Jimmy Bell passed away at the age of 70. Predeceased by his wife Susan in 2007 and sister Sylvia (late Roy Anderson), he is survived by his brothers Bill (Linda) of Picton, John of Oshawa and Reg (Nancy) of Wellington as well as several nieces and nephews. A Graveside service will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Friday June 25. Time to be announced with the Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOHN ‘Johannes’ HUIZENGA – May 23rd, 1933 – June 6th, 2021 – In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, the Lord called John Huizenga of Picton, formerly of Wellington and Bloomfield, home. He was in his 89th year. He was the son of the late Charles & Patricia Huizenga (nee Rekker) and was the beloved husband for 64 years to Georgina (nee Hoekstra). John was the loving father of Rick (Kathleen) of Ottawa, Jacquie Dowd (Greg) of Sault Ste. Marie and Angie Abram (Jonathon) of Picton. He was predeceased by his daughter Janie and his sister Jane Prinzen. He was the loving grandfather of Quinn, Brett, PJ, Samantha, Dianne, Robyn, Rebekah and Holly and great grandfather of Lauren, Allison, Phoebe and Owen. John will be lovingly remembered by his sister Sylvia Hordyk (late Paul) of Newcastle, and his brothers Sid (Sharon) of Picton and Fred (Ann) of Enterprise and by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Huizenga is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Due to restrictions of COVID-19, the family will hold a Private Family Memorial Service at the Bethany Christian Reformed Church, Bloomfield with inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of John, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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STEVEN ROBERT BROWN – October 3rd, 1955 – June 5th, 2021 – At his home on Saturday June 5, 2021, Steven Brown passed away at the age of 65. Loved son of Joan (nee Creasy) and the late Robert Brown of Picton, father of Jeff (Lisa) and Michael and grandfather of Kassidy and Kennedy. Dear brother of Doug of Calgary and Dennis (Sherrie) of Green Point and uncle to Allicia, Melissa, Garrett, Bradley and Matthew. As Steven desired there will be no service and cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family and online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton.

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PATRICIA SZTUKE – The family of Patricia Sztuke wishes to announce her passing on Friday June 4, 2021 peacefully at Mink Island Farm after a long stubborn Irish struggle with cancer over the past seven years. We are left behind silently looking out at the lake, proud and honoured to have known such a courageous, talented and determined lady. We would like to send a special thank you for the care and compassion of Dr. Graham Burke, Dr. Sarah Le Blanc, Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Kingston General Hospital, Reverend Steve Spicer, Tod Lavender, Nurse Donita, PSW’s Michelle and Laura and all of her other caregivers from Bayshore Home Care, VON and Blessed Bridges. We are also so grateful for the many friends and community who, over the past year, offered support and love with wonderful conversation, assistance in getting her to appointments and providing food and books. She was blessed to have so many beautiful friends. Pat has asked that you celebrate her life in your own way and to simply remember “What a Wonderful World” this truly is and to live your life so when you look back and reflect, you are able to say “Wasn’t that a Party”. Memorial Donations to Wellington United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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FRANCES MARIAN DAINARD (Hawley) – January 30, 1934 – June 3, 2021 – At home with her family on Thursday June 3, 2021, Frances Dainard (nee Hawley) passed away at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Carmen Frank Dainard and loved mother of Steve (Judy), Jonathan (Lorie), Debbie MacDonald and the late Lauralee Hill. Loving grandmother of Stephanie (Justin), Ryan (Mariah), Rachael, Michelle, Rebecca, Angela (Jonathan), Adam, Tyler and Anika and great grandmother of Chase, Nash, Ayvah and the late Emerson. Dear sister of Eleanor Osterlee, Faye Everhardus, Vera Mayne and the late Jean Ditchburn, Hilda Pringle, Thelma Struthers, Phyllis Dainard, Gerald Hawley, Geraldine Samson, Brenda Freeburn and Leonard Hawley. Family graveside service at Cherry Valley Cemetery with the Reverend Dennis Pringle officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and Condolence messages may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BEVERLY ANNE YOUNG – February 4, 1955 – June 2, 2021 – Suddenly at her home on Wednesday June 2, 2021, Beverly Young passed away at the age of 66. Beloved wife of William ‘Bill’ Young and loved mother of Wayne (Jennifer) of Picton, Tammy of Ottawa, the late William ‘Billy’ and Tracy of Picton. Proud grandmother of Liam, Kahlika, Mackenzie, Abby, Johnathan, Nicholas, Devlin, Tyler, Taylor and Nicole and great grandmother of Ember-Eve, Keagan, Colton, Lincoln and Attrayus-James. Dear sister of David (Susan) of Trenton, Brian of Marmora and the late Kenneth, Douglas and Dennis Young. Private family gathering at this time with a celebration of Beverly’s life to take place when circumstances permit. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Messages of condolence may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices

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JOHN FRANCIS MOORE – Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 30th, 2021 at PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, at the age of 60. Beloved son of the late Jean and Neil Moore. Loving brother of Alex (Michelle), Garfield and Marilyn Moore. Predeceased by his brother Brad Moore. Fondly remembered by his nieces Melanie and Amy. John was a talented artist, graphic artist and web designer who worked in television and the gaming industry. His work took him to Chicago, New York, San Jose, London and finally Las Vegas. He had a deep passion for music and enjoyed playing bass guitar, guitar and keyboards. His friendly demeanor led him to driving cab and operating his own wine touring business. His personality led to the establishment of many repeat customers and friends. He will be sadly missed.Due to gathering restrictions, a Graveside Service at Wellington Cemetery will be held at a later date.  Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BRIDGET TIBBETTS – Passed away peacefully at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday, May 24th, 2021, Bridget Tibbetts, (nee Doherty), in her 89th year. Beloved mother of Andrew Tibbetts and Julie (Keith) Forbes; Grandmother of Fraser, Alice and Malcolm Tibbetts and mother-in-law of Lynne McNab; Survived by her sister, May Phillips and her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Gillian Doherty; predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Ken Smith, her brother-in-law, Ron Phillips, as well as by her former spouse, Joseph Tibbetts, with whom she emigrated to Canada in 1968. Loved by many nieces and nephews, having an especially close relationship with Debbie (Mark) Matthews who came to visit her in Canada many times. Born in Liverpool, England, Bridie moved to Canada where she was a valued member of several church communities where she loved to sing— St. Theresa’s in Geraldton, St. Gregory the Great in Picton, and St. Frances of Rome in Wellington, the Belleville Choral Society and especially Wellington United Church. Bridie loved nature and went for a long walk or bike ride almost every day becoming famous around Wellington for her jaunty stride. Near the end of her life she was well-taken care of by H.J. McFarland Memorial Home and Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital in Picton. Due to current gathering and travel restrictions, a celebration of life event will be held in the future. Memorial donations can be made to Belleville General Hospital Foundation (www.bghf.ca) where Bridie was treated several times for cancer and returned to full health. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ELEANOR GRACE KELLY – December 18th, 1928 – May 23rd, 2021 – Graduate of Kingston General Hospital, School of Nursing – 1950 – Peacefully entered into rest on Sunday, May 23th, 2021 at the Hospice Prince Edward, Eleanor Kelly (nee Fox) of Westwinds, Picton, formerly of Vancouver, BC died at the age 92. She was the daughter of the late Whytock & Muriel Fox (nee Moore) and wife of the late William R. “Bill” Kelly. Eleanor is survived by her sister-in-law Marilyn Fox of Picton and is predeceased by her brothers Bob Fox (late Madeline) and Gordon Fox. She was the loving aunt of David Fox (Patricia) of Picton, Elizabeth Lattner (Mike) of Wellington, Richard Fox (Kris) of Gananoque and Graham Fox (Debbie) of Bloomfield and will be fondly remembered by her many great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kelly is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Memorial Service will be held with Inurnment at Victory Memorial Park Cemetery, Surrey, BC with her husband Bill at a later date. If desired, donations to the Bloomfield United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Eleanor, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DOUGLAS EARL TRUMBLE – At the Belleville General Hospital after a short illness Doug Trumble of Manor on Loyalist Parkway passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the age of 86. He will be missed and remembered by his long time friend Kevin Simmons and his fiance Angela Gray of Picton, brother Francis (Millie) of Corbyville, sister Donna (late Jack) Futers of Picton, his many friends at the Prince Edward Yacht Club where he was a life member and his many colleagues, fellow teachers and administrators in education. As desired by Doug, a celebration of his life will take place at the Prince Edward Yacht Club when circumstances permit. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CHRISTOPHER GLENN ‘Chris’ LAWLOR – Suddenly, at home on May 21, 2021, at the age of 38, Christopher, the beloved son of Sam Lawlor and Sarah Hays-Lawlor of Bloomfield. Cherished twin brother of David and loving brother of Sarah Jane (Kevin) and Jamie (Kerri). Dearly loved grandson of the late Bobbie (Johnston) and the late Judge Glenn Hays of Goderich and the late Marjorie (Baskin) and Hugh Sparks of Stittsville. Christopher will be greatly missed by aunts, uncles and cousins. Nieces Annah, Camille, Ava, Sophie and nephew Jack adored their fun-loving Uncle Chris for his spontaneous nature and creative adventures. Christopher earned an Honours BA from Brock and a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead. He was a devoted elementary school teacher. In particular, Chris loved teaching and coaching the students of CML Snider in Wellington. Christopher personally loved creating many forms of art and eagerly shared this passion with his students. As an athlete, Chris was a team member of several All Ontario fastball and All Ontario hockey champion teams. Chris was an avid golfer and a longstanding member of the Picton Golf Course, where he managed to “Ace” holes 2 and 18. I wasn’t just luck, as he would also on occasion shoot under par. He held “County Records” for several decades in various field events. His infectious smile and hilarious sense of humour brought joy to all. Chris is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In respect of covid-19 restrictions, Private family services will be held. Christopher will be laid to rest at the Quaker Cemetery in Bloomfield. An open invitation will be extended to a Celebration of Christopher’s Life at a later date with details to follow. Donations to the County Food Bank would be gratefully appreciated, and would reflect Christopher’s love for sharing his cooking talents and honour his pride in and love of “The County”. For online condolences and to share memories of Christopher, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RICHARD ‘Ric’ LITTLE – Ric Little died peacefully at home in the early morning of Friday, May 21st. This memorial was at Ric’s request. His loving children Kelly, PJ and Casey Little were with him, as was his sister Kim O’Neil. Thank you to all the healthcare team that helped Ric on his final journey, especially his Nurse Practitioner Amber Glasspoole. Many thanks to our neighbours and community organizations for their support. To the love of my life…Kate. Online condolences maty be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PHILLIP WILSON – After a long journey, Phillip Norris Wilson passed into rest at on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of 27 years to Marlene Wilson. Father of Russell (late Cindy), Phillip Jr. (Melissa), Melanie and Scott (Jocelyn). Grandpa to 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Freda Jefferies, sister in-law Georgina D’Eri, nieces Reisa and Jessica and nephew George. Phillip was a skilled carpenter and was always willing to lend a hand to neighbours. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and his baby dog Gidget. A special thank you to a special angel Donita Martin. As per Phillip’s wishes cremation has taken place. Due to current restrictions, a Graveside Service will be announced and held at a later date at the Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROSS TAYLOR PARKS – Passed away at the home he loved, on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, in his 101st year. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor Parks (nee Foster). Much loved father of Carolyn, Brian (Carol), Ken (Barb), Kathy (Vic), Richard (Kim) and Steve (Wanda). Predeceased by his infant daughter Connie. Survived by his brother Gord Parks and predeceased by his siblings Douglas Parks and Jean Anne McConkey. Loved by 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ross lived a full life. He enjoyed family gatherings and had a great passion for Holstein cattle, farming, gardening, cars and golf. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends in the community. Due to the current gathering restrictions, a private family service will be held at the Wellington Cemetery, Reverend Cathy Duggan officiating. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build (www.backthebuild.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARIO VACIRCA – Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, in his 90th year. Loving husband of Barbara Vacirca. Dear father of Amy Vacirca, Francis Vacirca (Mike Laroche), Paul Vacirca (Heather), Ellen Vacirca and Rita Vacirca (Patrick Linett) and step father to Paul (Dawn) Pettingill, Judy Pettingill, Steven Pettingill and Sherry Thackeray (Fred Upshaw). Predeceased by stepchildren John, Susan and Peter Pettingill. Grandpa to several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Vera in Rome, Italy. Mario had a distinguished military career in aviation. He was Military Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Regional Director of Transport Canada and Regional Manager of NAF Canada.
He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and the Wellington United Church. He had a passion for playing bridge and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Due to the current gathering restrictions, a private family interment will take place at Wellington Cemetery, Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Memorial Donations to UNICEF (www.unicef.org) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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IRENE RUTH FARRINGTON (Koehler) – August 17th, 1958 – May 17th, 2021 – Unexpectedly at her home on Monday May 17, 2021, Irene Farrington (nee Koehler) passed away at the age of 62. Beloved wife of the late Harold Farrington and loved mother of Christopher and his wife Karen of Belleville and Elizabeth Spencer of Hamilton. Loving grandmother of Walker, Bradley, Zachory, Isayah, Emily and Nathanael and dear sister of Connie McDonald, Monica Pettit, Ralph (Leslie) Koehler and George (late Anne) Koehler. A Celebration of Irene’s life will take place when circumstances permit followed by Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SHARON ELIZABETH MILLER (Palmer) – March 7th, 1959 – May 16th, 2021 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday May 16, 2021, Sharon Miller passed away at the age of 62. Beloved spouse of the late Kevin Whipple and much loved mother of Patricia (Mike) Bell, Shannon (Aaron) Johnson, Devon (Caroline) and Natalie Wright (Wes Whipple). Proud grandmother of Greyson, Emily, Sophie, Bennett, Jensen, Jaxon and Everleigh and sister of Bill Palmer of Thunder Bay. Family graveside service at Sophiasburgh Cemetery with the Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial Service when circumstances permit. Memorial donations to the UHKF Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. Picton, ON 613-476-2450. Messages of condolence may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RICHARD GEORGES ‘Dick’ TURCOTTE – February 16th, 1932 – May 16th, 2021 – Major, Canadian Armed Forces – Died peacefully of natural causes in his 90th year at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Ottawa. Son of the late Rolland & Evelyn Turcotte (née Grandmaison). Survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen (née Smith), his children Colin (Lisu Hill), Kate (Jay Parnell), and Adam (Louise Cooper), and grandchildren Kaleb, Oliver, Ruby, Zepherin, Declan, Henry, and Sam. Served 1950-55 (RCN), 1956-60 (COTC), and 1961-85 (RC Sigs). Caring husband, father and grandfather; enlightened and compassionate man. He will be missed. Mr. Turcotte is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Interment will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. For online condolences and to share memories of Dick, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DONALD GLENN ‘Don’ COCKBURN – September 1, 1931 – May 15th, 2021 – Retired Owner, Cockburn Machine Shop, Picton – Entered into rest at the Hastings Manor Long Term Care Facility, Belleville on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Don Cockburn of Picton died at the age of 89. He was the son of the late Bob & Henrietta Cockburn (nee Milford) and was the cherished husband for 51 years of Betty (nee Dulmage). Don was the loving father of Donna Kelly of Picton and Lori Cockburn of Bradford. He is survived by his siblings Ron (Mary) of Bath and Carol Wager (Peter) of Picton and he will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Cockburn is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Viewing was held followed by cremation. A Memorial Service and Family Gathering will be held at a later date. Inurnment in the Cockburn Family Plot at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by Don’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Don, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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THOMAS ‘Gary’ WELCH – December 11, 1941 – May 13, 2021 – Received into the arms of his heavenly Father on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in Picton, Ontario. Beloved husband of Lynne Marie Welch (nee Anderson) of 57 years. Son of Enid Bazlik (Robert), both predeceased. Loving father of Jim Welch (Penny), Susan Welch (Paul Lalonde), Russell Welch (Heather), and Lisa Collins (Matthew). Dearly missed by his grandchildren Amanda Bronson (Gregory Clancy), Matthew Bronson, Alexandra and Luke Welch, Jacob, Grace and Jonathan Welch, and Victoria, Zachariah and Elijah Collins. Proud great-grandfather of Jarek Clancy. Friend and brother to Neil Anderson (Robbie), Brian Anderson (Elaine), Kathy Ferguson (Bill), Paul Anderson (Debbie), and Mark Anderson (Carol). He lived a life of service to others, at church, coaching, volunteering, and driving for Wheels of Hope and Community Care for Seniors, to name a few. A man of strong faith with a ministry of being present in peoples’ lives. 1 Peter 1: 3-5 Mr. Welch is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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LANCE KEVIN CROW – September 18th, 1953 – May 13th, 2021 – Suddenly entered into rest at his home on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Lance Crow of Picton, formerly of Oshawa died at the age of 67. He was the son of the late Norman & Audrey Crow (nee Nelson-Cooper). Lance was the loving father of Donna Crow (Rob Leth) of Whitby and Ian Crow of Courtice. He was the dearest grandfather of Sidney, Leif and Esme. Lance is survived by his siblings Keith (Betty), Bruce (Nancy), Brenda Schrader (Laurence) and Terry (Susan) and he will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Crow is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Celebration of Lance’s Life will be held from the Prince Edward Yacht Club at a later date. If desired, donations to Community Care for Seniors, Picton (by cheque only) would be appreciated by Lance’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Lance, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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 DOROTHEA ANNA STEINHARDT (Kretschmer) – April 30th, 1925 – May 12th, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Dorothea Steinhardt (nee Schinke) of Big Island died at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Steinhardt and much loved mother of Bert and his wife Carole of Big Island. Dorothea was the proud grandmother of Anastasia Messier (Bryon) of French River and Richard (Carine) of Melocheville, QC and great grandmother of Coulton and Cora Messier. She will be remembered by her sister of Helga Porath (Wulf), nephew Ulf Porath and niece Katrin Porath, all of Germany. The family wish to thank the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. Mrs. Steinhardt is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). As desired by Mrs. Steinhardt, there will be no visitation or services and cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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RUTH MADLYN MITCHELL (Williams) – November 26, 1927—May 11, 2021 – At the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Predeceased by her loving parents Roy and Annie Williams and her only sibling, Gladys Jarvis, and her husband Charles (Pat) Mitchell. Ruth is the loving mother of Neil (Connie) Fennell of Perth, Lynn Fennell (Bonnie Saveall) and Carol (Mark) Woodward of Picton. Much loved Nana Ruth to Emily Fennell-Taylor, Hilary Fennell, Melissa Hyde, Ryan Woodward and Jocelyn Petherick. Great Nana Ruth to Piper Platt, Haimish Hunter, Spencer & Charlie Hyde and Griffin and Tucker Petherick. During her childhood years Ruth developed a lifetime love of animals with her first fur friend being a horse she named Molly. Ruth’s heart was always fullest when she could share love with her many pets, which included various breeds of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, budgie birds and very likely other creatures in her travels along the way. Ruth married Harold Fennell at the age of 18 and together they had three children. Her love of family was natural and kept her close to home during the early years. Her days were spent preparing delicious meals that were bountiful and she welcomed many others regularly to join her family dinner table. Baking pies, tarts, cakes and canning preserves were regular routines. Ruth was an active member of the Picton United Church, participating in the Mother’s Auxiliary; playing piano for Sunday School; a member of the first bell choir and a willing helper always. As the years moved on and her family had grown Ruth sought more independence. She decided it was time to get her driver’s license and secure some wheels of her own, and she was extremely proud when she achieved both. Ruth ventured out into the work world and after several years of working as a counsellor assistant at Prince Edward Heights she undertook to enroll at Loyalist College and completed with honours the DSW program. Ruth remarried in 1981 to Charles (Pat) Mitchell. During their time together they travelled multiple times to Mexico, and in particular Puerto Vallarta, initially staying within the tourist resorts and then venturing to live within the mountain areas to enjoy the real beauty and customs of the Mexican people. Mom’s outgoing personality and her desire for adventure made it easy for her to bond with the Mexican people and she shared many wonderful relationships throughout these travels. She equally enjoyed her summer trailer days at Green Point, Naylor’s campground. Here she spent many happy days in her rustic built-on trailer, hosting many family barbeques and entertaining her grandchildren swimming, fishing and simply enjoying the great outdoors. In later years Ruth’s health declined and resulted in her move to the H.J. McFarland Home. She took this move in stride and was always an active participant in activities, made multiple friends and ensured the cook was frequently complimented and keenly aware of her love of chicken. She shared her life with many loving staff over the years and we know they were a key component to her longevity. Rest easy Mom after a life so very well lived. We will love you forever. “Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what’s to be; a resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, different paths along the way, we all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay. Our destination is a place, far greater than we know, for some the journeys quicker, for some the journeys slow. When the journey finally ends, we’ll make a great step forward, and find an everlasting peace, as our special reward.” Cremation has taken place with a private interment at Cherry Valley cemetery. If desired, donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to the Loyalist Humane Society or the Resident Family Council of H. J. McFarland Memorial Home. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to all employees of the H. J. McFarland Home for their many years of care and dedication in support of our mother. Online condolences at Quinte Cremation and Burial Services

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SHAWN MICHAEL KERR – March 20th, 1994 – Saturday, May 8th, 2021 – It is with sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Shawn Michael Kerr at his home in Brampton, on Saturday May 8, 2021, at the age of 27. His closest family members called him Scrawny Shawny or Bubby. Our fondest memories of Shawn are of him doing the things he loved. He was very passionate about music, fishing, hockey, bike riding, and skateboarding. Whether he was at the local rink or spending time outdoors, he was the happiest when he was able to spend quality time with his family performing and showing off his latest classics on his guitar. Shawn is the son of Michael Kerr, Joyce Tolles (Bloomfield), and the late Shannan Gougeon (Brampton). Shawn is the loving brother of Jessica Kerr and Talitha Tolles (Bloomfield). Shawn also holds a very special place in his heart for Cynthia Graham (Brampton). He is predeceased by his grandparents Larry and Patricia Kerr (Picton) and Herb Gougeon (Brampton). Shawn will be remembered and dearly missed by his Aunt Shondi Gougeon and Taylor Brooks (Orangeville), his Uncles Curtis Kerr (Suzanne), Kayla and Kristen (Calgary), and Peter Kerr (Holly), Emily and Amber (Huntsville). Shawn will be remembered by his many other Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Family, and Friends. Shawn is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450), a private family viewing will take place followed by cremation. Inurnment will be at Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to CAMH – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, would be appreciated by Shawn’s Family. Rest now Scrawny. We know it’s been a very long journey. You’re back in the loving arms of your Mother. Rest in peace Son. Online condolences and to share memories of Shawn, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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MARY ANN HYLTON – It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Ann Hylton at Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton on Friday, May 7th, 2021, in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late Ronald Hylton. Dear mother of Gail Dulmage (John), Albert (Brenda), Glenn (Bonnie), Susan Campbell (Dave), Shawn (Teng) and Jerry (Linda). Special Grandma to her 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Suzanne Cairns and sister in-law Faith Thomlinson. Mary Ann will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, mentor, teacher and friend. She will be sadly missed. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Hallowell House for their compassion and care. Due to the current restrictions, a Celebration of Mary Ann’s life will be announced and held at a later date when circumstances allow. Memorial Donations to the Pleasant Bay Children’s Camp (www.pleasantbaycamp.org) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BEVERLEY JANE SNIDER – Passed away peacefully at Hastings Manor, Belleville, ON on Wednesday May 5th, 2021. Beverley Jane Snider (nee Tait), of Wellington, at the age of 88. Dearly beloved Wife of Eugene Snider.
Loving Mother of Joe (April), Bob (Kathy) and Jim (Brenda). Predeceased by siblings Annie, Alex, Cathy and by step siblings Rena, George and Hilda. Cherished Grandma to Taylor (Dustin), Jedediah (Brianne), Cheyenne (Joey), Logen, Hayden (Amanda) and Zebulun and predeceased by her Grandson Joshua. Special Great Grandma to Violet, Elijah, Emmerson, Ella and Thea. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws. Beverley’s personality is best described by the “Fruit of the Spirit”, visible characteristics of a life changed by Jesus: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Our family would like to thank the wonderful folks at Blessed Bridges for the care and compassion shown to mom while she was home, to all the various local agencies that provided support and to the staff at Hastings Manor. Due to the current Covid restrictions, a private family interment will take place at the Wellington Cemetery. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to Sonrise Christian Academy would be appreciated by our family.

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PERCIVAL BRUCE ELLIOTT – Entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021; Percival Bruce Elliott, of Wellington, at the age of 92. Loving husband of the late Doris Elliott. Beloved father of Gary (Penny), Bob, Sharon Kleinsteuber (Terry), Brian (Lorraine) and predeceased by son Jack and grandson Tyler. Poppa to grandchildren Tanya (Jim), Justin, Brent, Felicia, Cassandra and Chad and his great grandchildren Dylan and Delaney. Survived by his sister Donna Armstrong and sister-in-laws Helen Elliott and Marie Thurston. Predeceased by siblings Clare, Barbara, Clifford, Keith and Doris. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Bruce had a deep love of his family and enjoyed spending time fishing and sharing conversations with his friends. Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid restrictions a service will be held at a later date when circumstances allow. Memorial Donations to the CNIB or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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HOWARD GORDON BELLWOOD  – November 4th, 1928 – May 4th, 2021 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday May 4, 2021 Howard Bellwood passed away at the age of 92. Howard was the beloved husband of Fay (nee Clark) for 70 years this November. Much loved father of James (Christine) of Belleville, Ken (Michelle) of Picton and Diane (Ted Mattinson) of Wellington. Proud grandfather of Curtis (Kate), Jeffrey and Marcy and brother of Albert (Shirley) of Florida and the late George (Rose) of Belleville and the late Ethel (late Harold) Embury. A family service will take place at St. Johns Cemetery, Waupoos with the Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com.

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ROBERT SUTHERLAND HENDERSON – November 4, 1917 – May 2, 2021 – Formerly of Scotland and Toronto, Robert (Bob) entered into rest peacefully on Sunday May 2 at Quinte Gardens at the age of 103. Cherished father of Gail Henderson (Chris). Loving grandfather to Erynn Ahern and Andrew Ahern (Leila) and great grandfather to Sawyer, Escher, Alice and Angus. Predeceased by his brother Bunny Henderson and sister Betty Hogg. Born is Culross, Scotland, Robert (Bob) emigrated to Toronto, with his late wife Joan, in 1954. There he worked as a Master Gardener until his retirement. In 2009 Robert and Joan moved to PEC to make their home at The Carriage House in Cherry Valley . Here they quickly made friends with Jenny and Jim Prout and Dawn Nelson all of whom played a special part in Robert’s life. The family would like to thank all of the many caregivers that took good care of Robert over the last few years. A special thank you to Richard Diamond, the staff and residents of the Carriage House for all of their care and friendship. A celebration of life will be announced and celebrated at a later date. If desired, donations can be made to the PEC Hospital Memorial Foundation or The Loyalist Humane Society. Online condolences at Turner and Porter (Toronto).
“Keep right on to the end of the road”.

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AL OBAL – Entered into rest at home, on Saturday, May 1st, 2021, Alvin Roy (Al) Obal. Loving husband of the late Sharon Obal. Son of the late Bernice (Allen) Obal. Beloved father of Kevin (Lise) and Kim Crooks (Michael). Dear Grandpa to Julie, Rylan, and Bryson. Survived by his brother Clayton Obal and sisters Jean Visser and Elaine Myers. Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, brothers-in-laws, nephews, nieces, and their families. Al joined the RCAF at 17 as a private, through years of hard work and perseverance earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Calgary and went on to become a flight test engineer through the US Naval Test Pilot School in Maryland. Al spent 33 years in the Canadian Armed Forces retiring at the rank of Major. His military career took to him and his family to many places around North America and Europe. In retirement Al and Sharon spent winters in Myrtle Beach. He made lifelong lasting friendships throughout his career and in retirement. Everything Al did he did with a passion including wood working, golf, and classic boating. One of his favorite activities was to volunteer in the community wherever he could and was very generous with his time for anyone who needed his help. He will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank the staff of Picton Bayshore Home Health (Donita), and the Prince Edward Family Health Team (Brad and Gena) for their outstanding care and compassion. As per Al’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Wildlife Federation (www.cwf-fcf.org) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Condolence messages may be left at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT ERNEST ORCHARD – With great sadness the family of Robert Ernest Orchard announces his passing in the early hours of April 30th, 2021, at the age of 80 years. Born June 1940 in the Kingdom of Kippen, Scotland. Robert was always very proud of his Scottish heritage. Father Earnest Albert (Bert) and mother Marjorie (Marg, nee Grange) He had no siblings. In his teenage years he moved to Stroud, Gloucestershire where he met his high school sweetheart and married his loving wife Jillian Orchard (nee Long) enjoying 57 years together. Raising their three children Andrew (Mia), Michael (Launa) and Jackie (Richard). Robert, Dad, Papa was loved by his immediate family which grew to 6 Grandchildren Jordan, Taya (Dylan), Kylie (Kyle) Colin, Kristan (William), Kayla (Colten) and 4 Step Grandchildren Mike, Cody, Sam, Brittany (Denis) and currently extended to 7 Great Grandchildren. Robert was a successful Professional Engineer which brought his family to Canada. At first to Lennoxville, Quebec followed by a few years in Moncton New Brunswick then the majority of his working years in Ottawa, finally his career concluded in Burlington, Ontario. Robert and Jill enjoyed twenty plus years in retirement living, enjoying life in both Florida and Wellington, Ontario. Robert had an intense passion supporting the Glasgow Rangers Football Club and cranking the music of Queen/Rolling Stones. His other passions were being an active Snowbird (Clearwater, past President of the Canadian Club) enjoying watching rugby, Blue Jays Spring Camp and playing and watching curling, lawn bowling, golfing (even managed to worm burn his own hole in one). Robert was a storyteller and loved discussing past military battles, especially the Civil War. He loved traveling with Jill, particularly cruises and day excursions. Robert had the calmest demeanor, always smiling and happy-go-lucky. He was a fantastic husband, father, grandfather, coach and friend. He will never be forgotten. At his wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. A private Celebration of his life will be held by his family at a later date where he expects us to be laughing telling stories and sampling various scotches. The Orchard family wishes to thank all those who helped and assisted Robert with his Dementia and Cardiac care challenges: – Picton Hospital staff, home support/VON, and the area emergency services. (If considering donations, the these would be preferred) We also value the significant ongoing support of his neighbours. Thank you. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JAMES MARTIN ‘Jim’ SILBURN – June 20th, 1934 – April 29th, 2021 – Retired Self Employed Accountant, 60-year member, Lions Club International (Agincourt and Wellington Clubs) – Suddenly entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Thursday, April 29, 2021. James “Jim” Silburn of Wellington died at the age of 86. He was the son of the late Bill & Ada Silburn (nee Martin) and was the husband of the late Margie (nee MacDonald). Jim was the loving father of Mark (Suzanne) of Scarborough, Jim (Katherine) of Hockley Valley and Susan Noblett (David) of Ajax. He was the proud grandpa of Jasmine, Jade, Michel, Tanner, Sarah and Victoria. Jim is survived by his brother John (Karen) of Brockville and he is predeceased by his brother Bill and his sister Karen Darker. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Jim took great pleasure in helping other self employed entrepreneurs with accounting and business matters. Also, Jim was very proud of his 60 plus years with Lions Club International and the community service they provide. Mr. Silburn is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at Westlake Church of Christ, Westlake with Pastor Don Walcott officiating. Inurnment in the family plot at Westlake Church of Christ Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Jim can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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J. ELIZABETH ‘Betty’ JEWELL ~ Peacefully after a brief illness on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre at the age of 75. Lovingly remembered and cherished by Garnet Jones of Cardiff, ON. Betty Jewell was the wife of the late Richard Jewell. Loving mother of Craig Miller of Thornhill, ON and Keith Miller (Stephanie) of Kingston, ON. Step mother of Todd Jewell (Sara) of Belleville, ON and the late Jamie Jewell. Loved grandmother of Alyssa, Bradley, Aidan, Kenzi and Layne. Dear sister of Cathy Comisky (John Griffiths) of Campbell River, BC, John Comisky (Carol) of Bobcaygeon, ON, Doug Comisky (Lucille) of Deep River, ON and Carol Bagshaw (David) of Winnipeg, MB. Private family services will be held. In memory of Betty, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook (705-932-5300). Donations or condolences may be made at www.fallis-shields.com

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NINA LAPKOWSKY – Born November 20, 1920 in Yusovka (now Donetsk), died April 28, 2021 in Picton. Born during a civil war, she survived the Stalinist purges and the Second World War to emigrate to Canada where she made Hamilton her home. Nina died peacefully at HJ McFarland Memorial Home, 100 years strong. Nina is survived by her daughter Irene Seay and her granddaughter Alexandra Seay. Her ashes will rest in Hamilton at White Chapel Memorial Garden. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KATHLEEN JEWSBURY – Passed away peacefully at Hastings Manor, Belleville on Monday, April 26th, 2021, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Walter Jewsbury. Loving mother of Charles Howard, Maureen Coops, Jeffrey Howard (Debbie), Arlene de Vries (John), Greg Howard and predeceased by son Tim Howard. Dear Grandma to Shelby, Erin and Jessie Howard and great Grandma to Reese and Aiden Lawson. Survived by her sisters Ann Peach and Marjorie Gratzer and her brothers Ken and Ruben Acorn. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Kathleen was an active member of the Wellington Legion Br. 160 and recently received a certificate from Veterans Affairs Canada recognizing the 75th anniversary of her service to her country. As per Kathleen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOAN MARIE CRAWFORD – March 9th, 1961 – April 24th, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest at the Cornwall Community Hospital, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Joan Crawford of Lasalle Home, Cornwall died at the age of 60. She was the daughter of Vernon Crawford (June) of Sharbot Lake and the late Joyce Roy. Joan was the dearest sister of Lori Crawford (Roley) of Godfrey, Richard Crawford of Sharbot Lake and Donald Crawford (Leslie) of Bath and she will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and by her Community Living family. Miss Crawford is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to Community Living would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ERIC McINTYRE – Eric Stanley McIntyre sadly passed away in his 89th year, April 23rd, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Eric was a retired member of General Motors, an avid fisherman and a HUGE Leafs fan. He was the last of his generation of McIntyre’s. Beloved husband of Shirley Johnston, Eric was predeceased by his first wife Betty Jean McIntyre (Thompson) and all his siblings. Eric was blessed with a large family who will all feel his loss dearly. Daughter Tracy Pepper (Jeff), their children Jay, Ryan, and Christopher. Daughter Donna Nesbitt (Gord), their children Daniel, Darcie, Dustin and Dakota. Step-children Cathy Johnson (Ken), Sandy Watson (Grant), Susan Johnston (Mike), Cindy Johnston, Beverly Cronin (Ernie), Julie Johnston, Jim Johnston (Laurie). His step-children brought an additional 10 grand-children to his family. This large blended family blessed him with 15, soon to be 16, great-grandchildren. As per Eric’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Prince Edward,Picton, ON, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Eric will be greatly missed! Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOAN MARGARET McLEAN (White) – May 5th, 1921 – April 22nd, 2021 – Suddenly entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Joan McLean (nee White) died at the age of 99. She was the wife of the late William Gillespie “Bill” McLean, former publisher of the Picton Times. Joan was the cherished mother of Peter (Nicole D’Amour) of Ajax. She is predeceased by her father Edwin Ernest White, her mother, Janet Gertrude White (nee Cook), brothers Albert Leslie and Edwin Ernest Jr., and sisters Janet Gertrude and Winifred Francis. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Mrs. McLean rested at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service was held at the Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Fran Langlois officiating. To celebrate Joan’s life, donations can be made to Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Picton. To view online condolences or to share memories, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DEBRA JOAN VADER (Millark) – September 6th, 1953 – April 20th, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Debra Vader (nee Millark) of Cherry Valley died at the age of 67. She was the daughter of the late Maurice & Jean Millark (nee Hoye) and wife of the late Jeffery Vader. Debra was the much-loved mother of Jesse Vader (Allison) of Canal Flats, BC. She was the grandmother of Clayton. Debra was the sister of Lynn Harvey (Mac) and Joseph Millark. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Mrs. Vader is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations in Debra’s memory can be made to the Loyalist Humane Society (by cheque only) or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ELEANOR IRENE WERRY – Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 19th, 2021, at the age of 85. Dearly beloved wife of the late Grant. Loving mother of Susan (Bill) Francis, Scott, the late Wendy (Dave) Wakefield and Carolyn (Mark) Corbin. Cherished grandma of Jordan (Jenna), Will (Lisa), Holden (Kayla), Melissa and Lynsey and great-grandma of Henry, Rowan and Owen. Fondly remembered by sister, Connie Sewell and sisters-in-law Diane Werry and Sophia Hanewich. The family would like to thank Dr. Burke, nurse Sheri Lyons, Vania and Jan at the Adult Day Program, Picton, for the care and compassion shown to Eleanor. A private family ceremony was held. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JIM CANNONS – Passed away at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Friday, April 23rd, 2021, in his 83rd year. Loving husband of 59 years to Darlene Cannons. Beloved father of Bryon, Lorre and Donna (Rod). Dear Poppa to Michelle, Roderick, Matthew, Andrew, James and Danielle. Survived by his sister Pauline Ulrich (late John) and brother Roy Cannons (Betty). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many cousins. Jim was well-loved by his many friends and always made time to share a conversation and a good laugh. He will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place and due to Covid restrictions a private family interment will take place at Grove Cemetery, Ameliasburgh. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LAWRENCE RONALD ‘Ron’ SEMPLE – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, April 19th, 2021 at the Belleville General Hospital, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Donna Semple. Loving father of Cheryl Gourley (Paul Mastin), Rebecca Semple (Mike Lloyd), and stepfather of Angie Sweet (Brian Sager), Jackie Sweet (Peter Brown) and Marlene Sweet (Rob Crawford). Fondly remembered by his 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and his special Aunt Martha Bowen. At Ron’s request cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton at a later due to Covid-19 restrictions. Memorial Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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CLAUDE MARIE KAVANAGH (Belanger) – June 25th, 1934 – April 13th, 2021 – Claude Marie passed away at home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Claude was in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Kavanagh (2008). She is survived by her five children and their partners: Suzanne Kavanagh, Michael Kavanagh and Denise Sabourin, Jim and Arlene Kavanagh, Peter Kavanagh; and David and Elsie Kavanagh. Loving grandmother of six grandchildren and great-grandmother to seven. Predeceased by her parents Phillipe and Simone Belanger; and brother Jean Louis Belanger. Claude was a hooker (of rugs) and a member of St. Gregory the Great’s Parish and a Catholic Women’s League member for over sixty years. Claude loved gardening, travelling, hooking and a good story. A Private Family Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Claude will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. To celebrate Claude’s life, donations may be made to the following charities that were close to her in many ways: Hospice Prince Edward, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and Covenant House. Inurnment at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Mississauga will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KAREN MARGARET ELLIOTT (Dean) – July 21st, 1951 – April 11th, 2021 – Retired Registered Nurse, H. J. McFarland Memorial Home – Peacefully entered into rest after a lengthy battle with cancer on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton. Karen Elliott (nee Dean) of Picton died at the age of 69. She was the daughter of the late David & Kathleen Dean and was the beloved wife for 50 years of Jack. Karen was the loved mother of Bryan (Allison) of Kingston, Devon (Grant Falconer) of New Zealand and the late Brooke. She was the adoring grandmother of Isla, Owen, Kennedy, Sylvie and Theodore. Karen is survived by her sister Janice Barker of Stoney Creek and is predeceased by her brother David Dean. She will be missed by her aunt Florence Sawyer of Delta as well as her many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Elliott is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Picton Food Bank would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). Online condolences and to share memories of Karen, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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JAMES ‘Allan’ AIRD – Suddenly in Picton on April 9th, 2021, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Reta “Bunny” Smith. Loving Dad of Jason and adored Grandpa of Aislinn and Bronwyn. Sadly missed by sisters Rhonda and Lisa and their families. Predeceased by parents Bob and Olive Aird and his Aunt Mary Cahoon whom he cared for, for many years. In keeping with Allan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington
Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DONALD GEORGE ‘Don’ ROBERTS – April 26th, 1938 – April 8th, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Belleville General Hospital. Donald Roberts of Bayview Retirement Residence, Belleville, formerly of Picton died at the age of 82. He was the son of the late Joseph & Audrey Roberts (nee Bristin) and beloved life partner of the late Ty Crawford. Don is survived by his sister Diane Rapke (Dan) of Port Elgin and he is predeceased by his sisters Jean Cole and Susan Roberts. He will be loved and missed by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Roberts is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service and Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Don, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ROGER WAYNE FERGUSON – January 25th, 1947 – April 6th, 2021 – It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Roger Wayne Ferguson on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021. Roger passed away peacefully at the Madoc Hospice where he succumbed to his bout with kidney cancer. He lost one kidney to cancer some 19 years ago as well. Roger was in his 75th year. Lovingly remembered by his family: his daughter Karen, and son Brent, niece Dona-Lee, the grand children and his brothers Robert and Jerry and an uncle to many. Roger spent his whole life in the Quinte area where he was known as the Cardboard King in the recycling business. Roger enjoyed his retirement years with outdoor actives such as fishing, camping, road trips snowmobiling and cross-country adventures with his four-wheeler. Roger will be severely missed by his family and circle of friends, but our memories will bring us a smile. Roger had a big heart. Roger is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Roger will be laid to rest at the Cherry Valley Cemetery with his mom (Dorothy) and father (Ross). Roger has been cremated and A Memorial Service will be held at a later date due to covid-19 restrictions. Contributions in his name for Cancer or Hospice services would be much appreciated. Online condolences at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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T. DONALD PHILP – April 7,1924 – March 30,2021 – A Life Well Lived – Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 in Belleville, Ontario in his 97th year. Beloved life partner of Barbara Ann, nee Miller for over 73 years. Proud father and father-in-law of Douglas (Julie), Ann (Dick Pease) and Nancy. Loving Grandpa (”Popa”) to Matthew (Renee Bloxton), Katie (Paul Coen) and Andrew (Celka van Dijk) Philp, Taylor (Craig Walsh), Andrea (Mike Edwards) and Samantha Wood and devoted Great-Grandfather to Michael, Hailey and Victoria Edwards, Ella and Jack Walsh, Ethan and Gaven Philp and Benjamin Bloxton, Malin and Wilder Philp, and Lily Coen. After a meaningful career with Travelers Insurance in both the U.S. and Canada, Don and Barb retired from Toronto to Lac Superieur, Quebec and Prince Edward County, where he continued his volunteer service on the National Board of the Boy Scouts of Canada. Don will be fondly remembered for his quiet dignity, humility and humour, as well as his love of family and cherished friends. His was truly “a life well lived”. A private family service will be held later in Quebec. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Online condolences at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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PAUL ALLAN CHOURNEY – March 9th, 1954 – March 30th, 2021 – At the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday March 30, 2021, Paul Chourney passed away at the age of 67. Missed by Barbara (nee Barratt), his former wife, friend and mother of their sons Casey of Trenton, Joshua (Sam) of NS and Kiel of Belleville. Proud grandfather of Amelia and Knox Chourney and brother of Dan (Deb) of Belleville, Janice (Ken Brown) of Port Hope, Pat (George Watson) of Ottawa and Beth Gibbs of Pontypool. Paul will be remembered by his many friends at Ontario Hydro. A family service will take place with the Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating followed by cremation and interment at Glenwood Cemetery. A celebration of Paul’s life will take place when circumstances permit. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation and online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com  Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON.

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GEORGE MARSHALL COLE – June 5th, 1932 – March 30th, 2021 – Suddenly entered into rest at his home on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. George Cole of Queen Street, Picton died at the age of 88. Heaven has taken another Angel, our Dad, George Cole. Dad has been re-united with his late wife/our mom (Ella Cole, nee Young) and his late mother/our grandmother (Elizabeth (Lily) Thompkins, nee Campbell). He was greatly loved and will be missed by daughter Debbie (Bob Missen), daughter Diane (Bob Aylward), daughter Bev and son Rick (Laura Dickison). Grandchildren Lindsey, Karla, Joe, Taryn, Emily, Kristina, Sam. Great Grandchildren Justin, Kaylib, Lily-Anna, Ari-Anna, RJ, Mya. Along with friends and other family members. Mr. Cole is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with George’s wishes, there will be no visitation and services. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of George, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com  Dad, may you rest in peace and keep watching over us until we meet again. Love you forever, Always remembered, never forgotten.

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FAIRBURN CLIFFORD ‘Buck’ LOTT -January 22nd, 1945 – March 30th, 2021 – Unexpectedly at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday March 30, 2021 Buck Lott passed away at the age of 76. Buck will be missed by his loving and devoted wife Linda (nee Moxam). Loving father and friend to Krystal and Lana (Jaison Bannister) and grandfather to Wyatt, “Pop Pop’s special little man”. Dear brother of Lily (Craig O’Connor) of Whitby, Joanne (Dave Kennedy) of Etobicoke, Barb (Bob Thurston) of Mississauga and the late Allan Lott, Wanda ‘Memee’ Demers and Rose Powers (John) of NL and brother in law of Rose (Gordon Nieman) and Evelyn (Clifford Webb) all of Paris, ON, Ron (Linda) and Rodney (Cindy) Moxam, all of Wellington and the late Betty (Cecil Lazier) of Maynooth, ON. Buck will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Family graveside service at Cherry Valley Cemetery. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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JANET LEE ASH – January 9th, 1961 – March 28th, 2021 – Teacher, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, Picton – Quietly entered into rest at the Hospice Prince Edward, Picton in the loving embrace of her daughters on Sunday, March 28th, 2021. Janet Ash of Picton died at the age of 60. She was the daughter of the late James Murray & Hazel Marie Ash (nee Partner) and the cherished mother of Daina Cote of Newmarket and Ashley Walker (Nick) of Sudbury. Janet was the adored grandma of Kayla, Ethan, Preston, Peyton and Rowen. She is survived by her sisters Judy Ash of Fort McMurray, Sandy Watt (Brian) of North Bay, and her brothers Richard Ash of Fort McMurray and Steven Ash of Duncan, BC. Janet will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, her many friends, colleagues and students at PECI. Ms. Ash is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service and Celebration of Janet’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Janet, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CORNELIS ‘Casey’ SPAAN – December 11th, 1926 – March 28th, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest at his home surrounded by family on Sunday, March 29th, 2021. Casey Spaan of Green Point died at the age of 94. He was the beloved husband of the Late Neelitje (Nellie) Spaan. Casey was the loved father of Will and his wife Yvonne of Washago and Wendy Alberts of Green Point. He was the proud opa of Daryl, Casey, Megan, Tiffany and Sofija and great-opa of Andrew, Dylan, Mackenzie, Declan, Kalie, Ruby, Jordyn, Lexi and Corvin. Casey was the brother of the late Robert Spaan and he will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Spaan is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place and A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KEITH OSTRANDER MacDONALD – July 18th, 1927 – March 27th, 2021 – MPP – Prince Edward/Lennox 1987-1990
County Warden – 1974; 40 Year Councillor – Prince Edward County & Hallowell Ward; Member of the World Hockey Champions 1959 – Belleville McFarlands
Retired Referee – Ontario Hockey League –

Peacefully entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Keith MacDonald of Picton died at the age of 93. He was the son of the late Norman & Aoda MacDonald (nee Ostrander). Keith was the beloved husband of Eleanor (nee Fraleigh) and the late Margaret (nee McCoy). He was the step-father of Jennifer Ronan (Matt) of Picton and Jim Lindsay (Lisa) of Wellington. Keith was Papa-K to Gavin, Mallory, Monica, Will and Max. He will be remembered by Margaret’s daughter Judy McConnell of Bloomfield and her children Margie and Andrew. Mr. MacDonald is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Westlake Church of Christ Cemetery, Westlake with Rev. Cathy Duggan officiating. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by Keith’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Keith, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SHIRLEY ‘Lynne’ PLEWS (Richards) – May 8th, 1948 – March 26th, 2021 – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lynne Plews, at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, March 26th, 2021 in her 73rd year. Daughter of the late Edward Richards and Shirley Lahey. Much loved wife of 53 years to Terry Plews. Dear mother to Alison (Andy Spry) and Todd , and much loved grandmother to Brady, Lara, Chase and Alexa. Lynne is also survived by her siblings Elaine Marshall (late David), Brenda Sanford (late Rod), Doug Richards (Donna), Cheryl Selman (Richard), Chris Richards (Margo), Nancy Richards (John), Brian Richards (Karen), brother-in-law Stephen Plews as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St. W. Picton (613-476-2450) on Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 11:00-1:00 p.m. Attendance will be limited, those wishing to attend either the visitation or memorial are required to RSVP by calling the funeral home between the hours of 9:00-5:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated. A live stream link of the service will be made available online at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CARL ROGER STACEY – Passed away peacefully at his home in Picton, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 26th, 2021, at the age of 77. Loving husband to Joan Stacey for 53 years. He will be greatly missed by his sons, Joe (Kim) of Bloomfield, Bill (Darlene) of Picton and Marty (Andrea) of Toronto. Special Poppa to Kyle, Jordan, Kaleb, Maria, Avery and Quinn. Survived by his siblings Keith Stacey (Nina) and Doris Armstrong (Ross) and predeceased by siblings Marguerite Hamilton and Marvin Stacey. Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Mary Frederick, his special cousin Gerald (Carole), his nieces and nephews and their families and many, many dear friends. Family was special to Carl and his love for them was strong. He loved those family reunions. Carl was an avid sportsman from a young age. He played on multiple Ontario Championship teams of hockey and baseball. He was a dedicated coach to county young people including the Wellington “Miracle Squirts” softball team of 1983. He was a multi-time winner of the Picton Men’s Golf Championship. He loved his golf. Special thanks to the BGH Oncology Dept, the Prince Edward Family Health team especially Amber, Dr. Charriere and for the dedicated care provided by Donita, Jennifer, Andrew and Peggy of Bayshore. Cremation has taken place and due to Covid restrictions a gathering to celebrate Carl’s Life will be announced and held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to “Love your Library” (www.peclibrary.org) or the PEC Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON “But I’ll still tip my hat to “one arm” Stacey and his bat”. J.R. Morris

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EDNA KARPAI CHATTAR SINGH (APPIAH) – October 15th, 1933 – March 23rd, 2021 – Edna passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband and children by her side, at the age of 87. Edna was the beloved wife of Compton Singh for 64 years. She will be greatly missed by her children Ena Simonsen (late Eli), Marion Alderman (Dan), Lance (Ruth), Gilbert (Jan); and by her grandchildren: Shawn, Brandon, Chad (Julie), Nicky (Ken), Matthew (Laura), Sophie, Tegan, Brittany, and great-grandchildren Makai and Logan. We would like to sincerely thank the kind staff of Belleville General Hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and LHIN for their quality care toward Edna and her family. We are forever grateful to the Picton and Belleville Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses for their loving concern and unending support. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, Picton (613-476-2450). On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DANIEL NICHOLAS BAKKER – Passed away peacefully at his home in Hillier, on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, in his 71st year. Loving husband of Sandra Bakker. Dear brother of Weiger (Mary Lou), Ron (Karen), Janet Jacklyn (Robert), Tom (Chris) and predeceased by brother Bernard. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Dan was a retired farmer and a proud member of the PEC Firefighters for 41 years. His work ethic, sense of humour and smile will be sadly missed by his family and the community. Cremation has taken place and due to Covid restrictions a gathering to celebrate Dan’s Life will be announced and held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON

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KENNETH WILLIAM IRELAND – July 3rd, 1928 – March 21st, 2021 – Kenneth William Ireland, age 92 and resident of Trillium Nursing Home in Kingston, passed away in the company of his son, Paul at Kingston General Hospital on Sunday March 21, 2021. Ken was born in Hamilton, Ontario however, lived most of his adult life in Prince Edward County with his wife, Ruth (deceased January 2016) and their four children. Ken was a devout Christian, serving his Lord and Saviour in many capacities within the church. He was a sports enthusiast being a staunch fan of the Hamilton Tiger Cats. For many years he performed selfless service as a manager/coach of minor sports both in Hamilton and Picton. Ken was an avid reader, a bird watcher and one that loved sharing his time with his children and grandchildren. Ken is survived by his daughter, Lori; his son Brad and wife Kathy; his son Paul and his wife Lorna; his daughter, Elaine and partner Terry as well as four grandchildren; Sydney, Jeremy, Curtis, Emily and two great-grandchildren; Laila and Ellie. Ken is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Visitation will be held on Friday March 26, 2021 from 1-2 p.m., with Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Graveside Interment dedication will be held immediately following at the Cherry Valley Cemetery, in the family plot. Please call ahead to register for the visitation and funeral service during business hours. Donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in Ken’s memory are appreciated. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ISABEL KATHERINE FULLER (nee OLIVER) – Of Bloomfield, ON entered into the presence of her Lord on Saturday, March 20th, 2021, in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Cecil Fuller. Mother of Lois Dow (Tom), Ellen McFaul (Warren), Clare (Halima), Mark (Sandy) and Peter. Predeceased by her daughter Mary. Loving grandmother to her 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her friends and caregivers at Elder Care, Bloomfield with whom she shared many special times. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Quinte Alliance Church, 373 Bridge Street, Belleville, ON. Please wear a mask and social distancing is mandatory. Pastor Allan Langlois officiating. Private Interment Watford Cemetery, Watford, ON. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Bible Society (biblesociety.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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HERBERT LANCASTER ‘Herb’ HICKLING – January 4th, 1941 – March 15th, 2021 – Retired Pipefitter, Dupont Canada 25-Year Member & Leader, Scouts Canada – Suddenly entered into rest on Monday, March 15, 2021 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton. Herb Hickling of Picton died at the age of 80. He was the son of the late Hope Hickling (nee Lancaster) and the cherished husband of Irene Camp. Herb was the loving father of Kirk (Adrienne), Julie Derbyshire (John) all of Ottawa, Holly Suter (Ben) of Enfield and step-father of Miranda Cleaveley (James) of Belleville. He was the special grandfather of Adam, Evan, Mark, Leah, Brock, Ryan and Cordelia. Mr. Hickling is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please check back for updates. If desired, donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memoires of Herb, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BETTY JONES – Passed away peacefully at her home in North York, on Sunday, March 14th, 2021; formerly of Wellington, at the age of 91. Loving wife of the late Charles “Chuck” Jones. Beloved daughter of the late Marshall and Hazel Palmer. Survived by her brothers Frank (Joyce), Bob (Sharon) , her sister Mary Jane Daniels, and her sister in-law Phyllis Palmer. Predeceased by her sister Anita Cook and brother John Palmer. Adored and loved by several nieces and nephews and by special friends and caregivers Rob and Helen Savage. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellington United Church, Wellington, ON. Friends visited with the family from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Due to Covid restrictions please call the funeral home at 613.399.3177 to register for the visitation and service.  Cremation to follow with interment at Wellington Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Ontario (www.kidney.ca/on) would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON

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RUTH HUTCHISON (Johnson) – March 10th, 1928 – March 13th – Suddenly, entered into rest on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at Hastings Manor Long Term Care Facility, Belleville. Ruth Hutchison, of Spring Street, Picton died at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late George and Norah Johnson and wife of the late Bart Hutchison. Ruth was the loving mother of Fay Allen (Bill) of Markham, Don (Michelle) of Belleville, Norah Higgins (Bob) of Sault Ste. Marie, and Rosanne Fraser of Picton. She is predeceased by her son Dave (surviving daughter-in-law Diane) and by her brother Arthur Johnson. Ruth will be fondly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hutchison is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at 2 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Please call ahead to register for the visitation and service. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring in the family plot. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memoires of Ruth, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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FORREST CLARENCE ‘BUDDY’ ROWLEY – 1931-2021 – It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to ‘Buddy’ who died of natural causes on the morning of March 12th, 2021. He will be sadly missed by all of his nieces and nephews in the Montreal area, and by his step children, Kathy Henry (Bob), Phil Rowe, David Rowe (Diane), George Rowe (Ronda). Grandpa Buddy will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Heather Henry (Nick), Ellen Henry (Matt), Parker Rowe (Jill), Emerson Rowe, Christopher Rowe (Monica), Catrina Rowe and his new great granddaughter Dorothy Ann Rowe. He was born in PEI, one of 4 children, and grew up in Montreal where he met and married Norma (1934-1992). They had a son John, in 1964, who died tragically in 1972. He later married Dorothy Gittins Rowe in 1993. Dorothy passed away in 2006. A few years later he married Fran Insley. Fran passed away in 2009. Buddy was a lifelong member of the Legion, and he was a true gentleman. He loved animals and children and they loved him. Whenever asked if he needed anything or how he was he always answered the same way…” I’m happy”. Special thanks to Dr. Scrivens who took great care of Buddy over the years and was with him at the end. Buddy was laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery in Etobicoke next to his son John and wife Norma on March 19th, 2021. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (www.pecmhf.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON

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BRENDA SHIRLEY FREEBORN – Entered into rest at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Friday, March 12th, 2021, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late John Freeborn. Survived by her siblings Vera Mayne (George), Frances Dainard (late Carmen), Eleanor Osterlee (late John), Faye Everhardus (Gary) and predeceased by siblings Jean Ditchburn, Hilda Pringle, Thelma Struthers, Phyllis Dainard, Geraldine Sampson and Gerald Hawley.
Fondly remembered by her sister in laws Bev Rorabeck (Roy), Barb Sills (Jim) and the late Virginia Chapman (Robert) and her many nieces, nephews and their families. Brenda had a passion for gardening and a love of country music. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society of PEC would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET JEAN FAGAN – February 6, 1933 – March 12, 2021 – Mom passed away at Kingston General Hospital with her children by her side on Friday, March 12th, 2021 at the age of 88. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Fagan and her cherished son Paul Stanley. She will be greatly missed by her children Pam Stanley-Barnes (late Ronald) of Picton, Marty (Sharon) Stanley of Horton, Alabama, Stuart (Maria) Stanley of Picton, Laurie Stanley of Nanaimo, her many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and the entire Fagan Family. We would like to thank the kind staff at KGH who looked after her, along with the staff at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Belleville General Hospital. A special thanks to the Manor on Loyalist Parkway and their great staff for the care and love that they showed to our mother for these past years. Mrs. Fagan is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Due to current restrictions, a Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held at a later date. Interment at Rose Cemetery, Waupoos in the spring. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Picton United Church or the Food Bank in our mom’s memory would be appreciated. Online condolences and to share memories of Jean, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MELANIE GRACE JANE “Melbelle” MILLS – August 21st, 2001 – March 12th, 2021 – It is with heavy hearts that the family of Melanie Mills announce her passing on Friday, March 12th, 2021 at her home with her loving family at her side. Melanie Mills of Cherry Valley passed at the age of 19 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved and cherished daughter of Christine Hodgson (John Roloson) of Cherry Valley, Trevor Mills (Ashley) of Picton and the beloved sister of Nicole Leavens at home, Alexandra Doornbos (Jessy) of Picton and Shianne Mills (Matt Sandlin) at home. Melanie was the special aunt of Liam and George Bedard of Picton. She was the dearest granddaughter of Raymond Hodgson (Barbara) of Burlington, Elaine Schneider (Tom Foster) of Bloomfield, Jim Mills (Rhonda) of Hillier, and Sandy Robinson of Picton, niece of David Hodgson (Shellie) of Belleville, Paul Mills (Dionne) of Demorestville, Tanya Mills and Afton Mills. Melanie will be fondly remembered by her many cousins and friends. Miss Mills is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Please call ahead to register for visitation. Following cremation, a Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Sophiasburgh Cemetery, Demorestville in the family plot. If desired, donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation or the SickKids Foundation in Melanie’s memory would be appreciated by her family. For online condolences and to share memories of Melanie, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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HILDA JEAN HILLARD (Hagerman) – February 5th, 1922 – March 11th, 2021 – Formerly of Manor on Loyalist Parkway and Ferguson Street, Picton – Peacefully entered into to rest on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton. Hilda Hillard (nee Hagerman) died in her 100th year. She was the daughter of the late Merrill & Jean Hagerman (nee Vincent) and wife of the late Cyril Hillard. Hilda is predeceased by her brothers Lyle Hagerman (late Irene) & the late Colin Hagerman (surviving Lois) of Kingston and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, especially her cherished niece, Anne Hagerman of Picton. Mrs. Hillard is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Hilda’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. A Graveside Service will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery in the spring. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” or the Church of St. Mary Magdalene would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JAMES KYLE ‘Jim’ WATSON – November 4th, 1944 – March 10th, 2021 – Suddenly entered into rest on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 in Picton, James Watson died at the age of 76. He was the beloved spouse of 56 years to Margaret, father to Kyle and walking companion to Holly the Beagle. Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 4, 1944; Jim immigrated to Canada in 1967 and called Picton, Ontario home since 1969. Although he retired, after 50 years of service, as an Electrical Coordinator from Lehigh Cement in 2019, he never stopped working. Undoubtedly, his one regret would be the great pile of wood left to be sawed, split and stacked. Jim is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Jim’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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STEVE ELWOOD ‘Pete’ MINNIE – Passed away after a lengthy battle at Scarborough General Hospital, on Sunday, March 7th, 2021, Steve Elwood ‘Pete’ Minnie, of East York, Toronto, at the age of 54. Beloved son of the late Jim Minnie and Beverly Beebee. Survived by his daughters Andrea and Nicole, sisters Cathy Manlow (Rob), Carrie Skilton (George), nephew Wesley and nieces Lindsay and Hannah. Pete had a passion for Theater Arts and shared that through his involvement with the Bloor West Village Players. He will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be announced and held at the Hicksite Cemetery, Bloomfield at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON

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ROBERT ALLAN ‘Bob’ MICHAEL – July 22nd, 1946 – March 5th, 2021 – Of Picton, passed away at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, March 5th, 2021 in his 75th year. Son of the late Paul and Lorraine Michael. Remembered by loving companion Connie O’Donnell. Loving father to Kevin Michael (Andrea) of Bloomfield and Craig Michael (Kim Gingras) of Picton. Survived by his sisters Linda Leska (Mike), and Debbie Sprayson (Brian). Bob will be missed by his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Kelsey, Kali, Cassie, Ashley and great-grandchildren Kane, Grayson and Braxton. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements in the care of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation ‘Back the Build’ would be appreciated by the family. For online condolences, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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WAYNE DOUGLAS JARVIS – February 17th, 1941 – March 5th, 2021 – Passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife and best friend Margaret at his side. Survived by his son Ken (Leslie) and two wonderful grandchildren, Sara Kaitlin and Ian Roy William. He also will be missed by his surviving siblings Kyrene (late Carl), Johan (late Sven) and Nancy (Reuben). His five other brothers and sisters predeceased him; Malcolm (Jerry), Betty (John), Sheila (Keith), Diane (Vic) and David (Pat). Wayne will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. At Wayne’s request, a Private Family Service has been held. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario (613-476-2450). If desired, memorial donations to Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SANDRA MAY BAILEY – August 19th, 1944 – March 1st, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Monday, March 1st, 2021. Sandra Bailey formerly of Spring Street, Picton died at the age of 76. She was the daughter of the late Keith and Violet Bailey (nee Weeks) and sister of the late Robert “Bob” Bailey and the late Douglas “Doug” Bailey. Sandra will be remembered by her nieces and nephews. Miss Bailey is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the Bailey family plot. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BASIL EDGAR ‘Bud’ GREGORY – April 13th, 1931 – February 24th, 2021 – It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Basil “Bud” Gregory on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Beloved husband of Marilyn Crowe (nee Reynolds) and the late Margaret (nee Flynn). Loved father of Joe (Dianne) of Trenton, Teresa (Chuck Lloyd) and Mark (Margaret), all of Belleville and the late Mary Gray. Proud grandfather of 6, great grandfather of 12 and great great grandfather of 2. Predeceased by his siblings George, Pearl and Charlotte. Dear step father of Lloyd (Dorothy) Crowe, Darlene (Blaine) Thompson, Debbie (Graham) Fox, Dawn (Raeburn) Robinson and Diana (William) Gregory, step grandfather of 17, step great grandfather of 41 and step great great grandfather of 9. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday March 05, 2021 at 2:00 pm. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield. The Reverend Peter Spragg to officiate with spring interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. The service will be live streamed on the YouTube channel for Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Memorial donations to Emmanuel Baptist Church or the ROC would be appreciated by the family. Entrusted to the care of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOSEPH LAURIER ROBERT ‘Bob’ MORIN – Born April 20, 1943 in Sudbury, ON, passed away Monday February 22, 2021 at the Belleville General Hospital. He is survived by his wife Truda Rosborough Reddick and his daughter Lisa Ann Morin (Dave Frenette) and her children Jordon Knehler and Aaron Knehler of Windsor, ON. He is also survived by five siblings and predeceased by four. His step children are Bruce (Lisa) Reddick, Brenda (Alan) Gyde, Wayne Reddick and Robert (Karen) Reddick all of Prince Edward County. He leaves eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren whom he boasted were “second to none”. Bob was a proud member of the Ironworkers’ Local 721. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing and having a beer with the boys. As Bob desired there will be no service. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Online condolences may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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VERNER MALCOLM BOOTH – August 14th, 1921 – February 21st, 2021 – P. Eng. U of T, Class of 45 Retired Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Canadian Navy, WWII Veteran – Born in Toronto, Vern attended Lawrence Park Collegiate, and U of T, before joining the navy on Canada’s east coast. After the war, a business opportunity led him to New Jersey, where he met and married the love of his life, Hope. With a transfer to India, they began their family, first a daughter and then a son. Four years later, living in Montreal, the family grew by two more sons. By the end of the 50s they had settled back in Don Mills, Ontario, where they would remain until retirement. Hope and Vern then began an active and adventurous life. With a house in Ballantrae, Ontario, and another in West Palm Beach, Florida, they would spend months on their 36-foot sloop in the Bahamas, and still find time to travel the world extensively on cruises with family and friends. Many years later, when Vern was widowed, he relocated to Prince Edward County; a few years at Quinte Gardens in Belleville, and finally, Hallowell House in Picton. He passed away in his 100th year, on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Pre-deceased by his beloved Virginia Hope (nee Gastmeyer). Father to Lucinda Sprules (Robbie), Bruce Booth (Joanna), Todd Booth (Cynda) and James Booth of Haines Junction, Yukon. Vern is the proud grandfather of Erica Sprules (Stephen), Jamie Sprules (Teresa), Tye Sprules (Johanna), Britton Wasylenko (Blair), Teal Booth, and Daylen Booth, and great-grandfather to Bronwyn and Teagan Sprules, Orson and Phoebe Sprules, Riley and Isabel Wasylenko. Vern is pre-deceased by his sisters Joyce Girvan and Barbara Fletcher. He is fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend gratitude for the kindness and care Vern received at Hallowell House Long Term Care Facility. Mr. Booth is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Verner’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Reunited with Hope, their ashes will be scattered together. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Verner’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Verner can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SCOT DOUGLAS POWERS – September 24th, 1956 – February 19th, 2021 – Suddenly entered into rest surrounded by the loving embrace of his family on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston. Scot Powers of Picton died at the age of 64. He was the cherished husband for 38 years to Louise (nee Milne). Scot was the loving father to Darcy of Picton and Calum (Brennan) of Guelph. He was the proud grandfather to Max. Scot will be fondly remembered by his western family: his mother-in-law Helen Milne (late George), his sister-in-law Barbara Milne (William Laing), his nephew David Laing, his niece Claire Laing-Chan (Tyler Chan) and his great-nephew Lewis and his great-niece Eilidh. Scot will be forever remembered by his faithful companion, his border collie, Rudy. Mr. Powers is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Scot’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in Scot’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Scot can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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HAROLD CECIL MARKLAND – October 7, 1928 – February 19, 2021 – Life Member & Past Exalted Ruler, Picton Elks No. 326 Retired Kiln Operator, Lake Ontario Cement, Picton – Harold Markland, age 92, entered into rest on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton. Predeceased by his parents Sherman and Myrtle Markland (nee Braden) and loving husband for 39 years to Denise (nee Blanche). Harold was the loving father to Christine McCoy (Brian) of Cherry Valley, Charlene Toppings (Jack B), and Brenda Mabee (Trevor) all of Picton. He was the grandfather of Christopher (Jenn), Brandon (Amanda), Logan (Elaine), Justin and Jacob (Megan) and great grandfather of Kurstyn, Grace, Cassidee, Bryce, Kira, Corbin, Aleena, Delilah, and Jaxson. Predeceased by sisters Agnes Hennessy, Annie Broughton, brothers Bill Markland, Earl Markland, Howard Markland and Jack Markland. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Harold began a 33-year career with Lake Ontario Cement (1958-1991). He was a loyal member of the Picton Elks for over 40 years and will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor, stories, and his outgoing personality. Mr. Markland is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Inurnment will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward in Harold’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Harold can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RICHARD KEITH ‘Rick’ AULTHOUSE – April 23rd, 1958 – February 18th, 2021 – Suddenly entered into rest on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton. Rick Aulthouse of Bloomfield died at the age of 62. He was the son of Joyce Aulthouse of Picton and the late Keith. Rick was the beloved to Heather of Bloomfield, father of Jennifer, Crystal, Richard and the late Jeffery, grandfather of many grandchildren and remembered by Ashley, Alyssa and Joe. Rick was the brother to Terry (Leanne) of Madoc and will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews: Kerrylynn, Robert, Elizabeth and Daniel and his many great-nieces and nephews. Rick was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, with his family. Mr. Aulthouse is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. If desired, donations may be made to the Loyalist Humane Society and would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Rick can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MARIAN LITTLE – October 12th, 1931 – February 15th, 2021 – “A Mother holds her children’s hands for awhile… Their hearts forever!”
As per Marian’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Condolence messages may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial donations to the Loyalist Humane Society (loyalisthumanesociety.com) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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JACK ROGER CARLSON – Entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital on Monday, February 15th, 2021, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Doreen Carlson. Loving father of Laurie Carlson (Ron Boyer), Tammy Carlson, Angel Luchetta (Frank), Doreen Carlson, Blair Carlson (Hali) and Loris Carlson (Shelly). Fondly remembered by his 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Margo Paquette (late Armond), Frances Gutierrez (Ed), Eldon (Erica), Elfro (Pauline) and Clayton. Predeceased by siblings Bill and Jeanette Kappel. Jack was extraordinary, charismatic and an extremely generous man. He had a passion for his work as a Kirkland Lake Police Officer where he served for 27 years and was honoured to receive the Police Exemplary Service Metal from the Governor General of Canada. Jack had a wonderful love for music and travelling which gave him the opportunity to meet people from all over North America.He enjoyed sharing a good conversation with all of the people he met, many of which would never forget his amazing spirt for life. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolence messages may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society of PEC would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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TIMOTHY ANDREW KEMBER – July 12th, 1921 – February 13th, 2021 – Timothy Kember passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Tim was a beloved husband to Mary for over 74 years, and a loved father to Elisabeth (Desmond) Norris, Rachel (Don) Mazerolle, Alan (Rhonda) Kember, Anne Kember, Lucy (Bruce) Brundage, Aaron (Suzanne) Kember, Ken (Janet) Kember. He was a grandfather to 17 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Tim was the last remaining sibling from the family of Guy and Mary Kember of Sarnia, Ontario. At the age of 14, Tim trusted Christ as his personal Saviour, appreciating the words of Romans 5:6 “For when we were yet without strength, Christ died for the ungodly”. He devoted his life to the sharing of the gospel of the grace of God with others. He and Mary moved to Prince Edward County in 1948 where they raised their family. Tim engaged in gospel work through door-to-door visitation and gospel meetings in Prince Edward County, as well as other areas in Ontario and further afield. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Hallowell House for their wonderful care provided to mom and dad over the past year.The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 19 at 2:30 pm, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield, Ontario. Owing to COVID-19 restrictions, in person attendance will be limited to family members. The service will be live streamed on the YouTube channel for Emmanuel Baptist Church at this link. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gospel Trust Canada, MSC Canada – ACCTS or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 main St., Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.rushnellfuneralservices.com

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LOIS ANNE FINCHAM (Gerow) – May 21st, 1950 – February 12th, 2021 – Life Member, Wellington Elks Lodge, No. 566, Allisonville – Peacefully entered into rest at her home on Friday, February 12, 2021. Lois Fincham (nee Gerow) of Hillier died at the age of 70. She was the daughter of the late Donald & Flora Gerow (nee Way) and cherished wife for 54 years to Gerald C. Fincham. Lois was the loving mother of Wayne (Nicole) of Hillier, Cathy Steenburgh of Picton, and Johnny (late Jacqueline Joanne) of Hillier and was the dearest grandmother of Amber, Ashley, Cory, Courtney, Megan, Riley-Anne, Shannon and Colleen and great-grandmother of Hannah. She is survived by her sisters Judy Bystrzycki (Les) of Picton and Nancy Newson (Stanley) of Trenton and is predeceased by her brother Ross Gerow and her sister Barb Rowe. Lois will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fincham is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service and Celebration of Lois’ Life will be held in the Spring 2021. Inurnment in the family plot at Burr Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Dialysis Unit at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Lois, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ROBERT MAURICE FERGUSON – November 25th, 1951 – February 11th, 2021 – At the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Thursday February 11, 2021 Robert Ferguson passed away at the age of 69. Much loved husband of Penny Lee (nee Smith) for 49 years. Proud father of Rob, Jason (Karin) and Mark and grandfather of Deirdre, Drew, Kalen and Riley. Dear brother of the late Patricia (Roy Badgely), Linda (Bruce Williamson), Marilyn (Tony) Helpard, Ron (Irene), late Sandra Dyson, Betty Ann (Ken) Dulmage and Larry. Robert will be forever missed by his beloved Grace. There will be no service at this time. Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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WILLIAM KENNETH BEDFORD – December 30th, 1961 – February 10th, 2021 – Suddenly at his home on Wednesday February 10, 2021. Bill Bedford passed away at the age of 59. Dear brother of Mary (Kevin) Mayne, Laura Deline (Jonathan Dainard), Fred Bedford and the late Harry. Bill will be missed and remembered by his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and his many friends. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time. Memorial 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 at www.picton@rushnellfamilyservices

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GLENN ALEXANDER BREWSTER – May 5th, 1940 – February 10th, 2021 – With his family, at Hospice Prince Edward, Glenn Brewster passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the age of 80. He was predeceased by his wife Sylvia (nee Burtch) and son Steven. Loved father of Michael and his wife Donna of Demorestville and proud grandfather of Tyler and Kurtis. Dear brother of Gerald (Eva), Lois Algate, Doug (Jacynthe), Donna Brewster and the late Muriel, Arnold, Mary Corriveau, Ed (Sylvia) and Harold (Lila). A Graveside Service will take place in the spring at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamily services.com

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HAROLD DANIEL ‘Dan’ MABEE – September 14, 1928 – February 5, 2021 – Dan Mabee, age 92, entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton. He was the son of the late Ralph & Rowena Mabee (nee Helmer) and cherished husband for 62 years to Phyllis (nee Foster). Dan was the loving father of Stephen (Brenda), Suzanne McGinn (Glenn), all of Napanee, and Jennifer Mabee of Picton. He was the grandfather of Trevor (Brenda), Curtis (Angelic), Dan (Jannique) and Connor (Kelsey) and great grandfather of Scott, Hudson and Lincoln. Dan is survived by his sisters Alma Mabee, Alice Miller, Sharon Brasseur, and Deanna Beach and is predeceased by sisters Merle Munro, Marjorie Drury and Madeline Bett. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Dan sailed with Canada Steamship Lines from 1948-1957, then he began a 32 year career with Lake Ontario Cement while also living at and maintaining the family farm. Dan took pleasure in the simple things: nights in with family, nights out with friends, winters in Florida, a good game of euchre, his garden, the radio, and a cold beer. Mr. Mabee is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Dan, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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HENDRIK FRANCOIS ‘Kees/Keith’ KULKER – Jan. 23, 1931 Bergen, Holland – Feb. 4, 2021 at 90 years of age. Keith (of Picton) peacefully entered into rest at the Quinte Gardens Retirement Residence (Belleville) on Thursday, February 4th, 2021. Kees was the son of the late Hendrik & Catharina Kulker (nee Burgering) and was the cherished husband to Amélie (nee Swenker) for 65 years. Keith was the loving father of Richard (Kathy) of Rednersville, Yvonne (Joe Borges) of Picton, Ronald (Suzie LatchfordKulker) of Hillier and he is predeceased by an infant son. He was the dearest and proud Grandpa of Derek, Mechelle, Eric, Maya, Kaise and Lucca. Keith is survived by his sister Hetty (Cor) Romkema of Burlington, and his brothers Leo (Ingrid) of Cambridge and Hans (Sheila) of Dryden. He was predeceased by his brother Ton (Hetty) Bollebakker from Holland. He will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family. After completing 2 and 1/2 years in the military in Holland Kees immigrated to Canada in 1953 when he changed his nickname from “Kees” to “Keith”. Keith graduated from the University of Toronto – Class of 1958 – Professional Mechanical Engineer. He had a distinguished career working in the oil and gas industry in which he managed several large scale projects working across Canada and in the Middle East. He enjoyed life while raising his family – skiing, sailing, tennis, camping, nature, fishing and traveling were some of his hobbies & passions. In his retirement Keith took up his passion of sailing with his dedicated shipmate Amélie and participated in many sailing races with friends. In the 1990’s he volunteered for CORK (Canadian Olympic Regatta training Kingston). He loved visits from family and cherished those moments. A special THANK-YOU goes out to all the caregivers who so lovingly cared for Keith over the last couple of years. Cremation has taken place and Mr. Kulker is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A gravesite service will be held in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Donations in Keith’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences for the Kulker family can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CHERYL BROUGH – Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, at the age of 64. Beloved wife of 45 years to Dave Brough. Cherished mother of Melissa Burris (Craig) and Dustin (Maryann). Dear Grandma of Ashley, Emily, Calvin and Peanut. Predeceased by her siblings Allen Spencer and Gloria Benway. Fondly remembered by her nephews Dwayne, Dennis, David and their families. Cheryl enjoyed spending time outdoors riding her motorcycle and living her life to the fullest. She will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place and due to the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Cheryl’s Life will be held at a later date when circumstances allow. Condolence messages may be left at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME,
288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JAMES (Jim) ERIC GUERNSEY – July 20, 1939 – January 31, 2021 – It is with great sadness that his family announce the peaceful passing of Jim on January 31, 2021 in his 82nd year. He was the son of the late Eric and Leone (nee Gilmour) Guernsey. He was predeceased by his siblings; Bill, Betty Vitelli-Rand and Joan Hyatt. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 40 years and best friend Gena (nee Hyatt), daughters: Cindy Guernsey, Susan Clarke (David), and Pam McCann (Warren), sons: Clint Robson and Chad Robson (Jessica), grandchildren: Joshua (Peter), Brandon (Tara), Ben (Eric), Connor, Devin, Reaghan, Aiden and Jack and great grandsons: Wyatt and John. Jim was a long valued employee at Picton Cement. He played hockey throughout most of his life in The County. He continued playing hockey until 72 years old; playing for the Picton Oldtimers and Trenton Nomads. He was also a long time fastball player as a catcher; playing for many teams in The County. Jim will be remembered by his family and friends for his kindness and generosity. He had a great sense of fun and was an instigator of many pranks. He will always be loved and never be forgotten. As Jim desired cremation has taken place. A family service will take place followed by spring interment. Memorial donations may be made to the PECMH Foundation “Back The Build” in Jim’s memory. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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PAULINE MARY JENKINS (Brennock) – January 30th, 2021 – It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Pauline Mary Jenkins, on January 30, 2021 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton Ontario. Pauline was the beloved wife of Ralph (deceased) for 51 years. Cherished Mom to Sean, Ralph Jr., Siobhan (David Harrison) Paula (Doug McLachlan) Brendan and Eamonn. Loving Grandmother to Jessie, Kevin, Alana, Carter, Lyla, Caitlin and Rafael. Pauline was predeceased by her parents James and Margaret Brennock of Dublin, Ireland and siblings Philip (Flora), Tom, Margaret Boldy (Julian) and Doreen. Mom was very fond of her in laws, Beverly Hykel (late Mike) of Toronto, Sandra Saunders (late Ross) of St Thomas, Deirdre DeMarchi (Richard) of South Carolina and Garth Jenkins (Solange) of Montreal. She was also a beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews throughout North America. Pauline was born and raised in Sandy Cove, Dublin, Ireland where she enjoyed a wonderful childhood with her family and friends by her beloved Irish Sea. Those treasured friendships lasted a lifetime. Pauline graduated from Sion Hill College Girls School and shortly after graduation worked in the banking industry in Dublin. Pauline was always ready for an adventure, and in 1958 she travelled to Toronto to visit her brother Tom and to Yellowknife to visit her sister Peg. Pauline loved Yellowknife and decided to stay one year working in a geologist’s office, with the thought of returning home to Ireland. Fate had other plans when she and Ralph met and fell in love. Now that was the beginning of the true adventures! Soon they were married and their son Sean was born in Yellowknife. Shortly after Sean’s birth, Pauline and Ralph took their son to Ann Arbor Michigan where Ralph had received a scholarship to pursue his studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan. They welcomed Ralph Jr in Michigan, followed by Siobhan in Dublin, Ireland, while Ralph continued his studies in Ann Arbor. Upon graduation, the family reunited and moved to Port Credit, Ontario where Paula was born. When they arrived in Beaconsfield, Quebec in 1966 they had four children! Their family was completed with the arrival of two more sons, Brendan and Eamonn. Pauline and Ralph loved raising their family in Gables Court and have many fond memories of their time there and the lifetime friendships that were made, particularly Pauline’s close friend, Kathy Miller, who continues to live in Gables Court. Pauline supported Ralph’s professional interests that required extended relocations in various cities throughout Canada. In typical fashion, Pauline rose to the occasion and quickly adapted to new locations and made many new friends across the country, eventually semi-retiring in Picton, Ontario in 1998. They bought a lovely century-old farmhouse where they spent many happy years. After the passing of her beloved husband, Pauline moved to an apartment in Picton a few years ago, where she continued to enjoy her life, particularly spending time with her numerous friends as well as socializing at Lake on the Mountain. She also enjoyed the company of the ladies of the Costmary Book Club and joyfully sang in the Shout Sisters choir for a number of years. Pauline was a stylish lady who loved fashion and especially visiting her hairdresser Darek. Pauline was an avid reader, music and art lover, read the Globe and Mail daily and watched the BBC nightly. She enjoyed movies and discussing current events. She loved her IPAD which kept her informed on matters of interest. She was an excellent tennis player in her younger days and loved watching tennis on TV cheering on her favorite player, Roger Federer. Pauline had the best of Irish characteristics – charisma and warmth, gift of the gab, loyalty, toughness, full of fun, a keenness for all things spiritual, resiliency and unwilling to give up on life even as she grew older. Her clothes were often red, with matching accessories. She loved crazy shoes, jeans and yoga pants. In spite of the medical aids in later years, she often looked gorgeous. Her recent purchase of a bright new red racy Honda was yet another indication of her optimism and sense of fun. Unfortunately, Pauline faced many serious health issues over the last ten years, however that did not prevent her from enjoying her life fully. She was a tremendous fighter who was determined to persevere and she beat the odds many times. During those tough circumstances, Pauline was always the epitome of grace and courage. She was an inspiration to us all. She loved her family and her friends dearly and will be terribly missed. Rest now, Mom, knowing that you had a life well lived and that you were much-loved. The family wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Graham Burke, Dana and April for their dedication and support as well as the ICU medical team at Belleville General Hospital. Also, great appreciation to Pauline’s caregiver, Lorraine, who provided loving care to her. Pauline affectionately referred to Lorraine as her “angel”. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital “Back the Build” at www.backthebuild.ca
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand. When circumstances allow a funeral service and a Celebration of Life will be announced. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450)

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VERN WIELER – formerly of Wellington, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years on Monday, January 25th, 2021. His wife Audrey passed in January, 2019. Their love and passion for the County remained with them as they reminisced about their many friendships, church, wonderful food, and exploration of the county nooks and crannies and beaches and airfields, often with their grandchildren. Vern is survived by his children Shane (Sharon) and Alahna (Greg), and his grandchildren Erika (Max), Patrick (Tayler), Ariel (Mel), Emily,
and step grandchildren Stephanie (Brian) and Joel (Paige). As per Vern’s request cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date. Condolence messages may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JAMIE FERGUSON – Passed away as the result of a tragic accident on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, at the age of 24. Loving son of Anna Marie (John) and Kevin (Helga). Loving brother of Kelsey (Jeff). Best friend and loving partner of Sierra Bedford. Best uncle to Bentley and Brooklyn Hicks. Cherished grandson of Bruce Ferguson (late Barb) and late Mary and Joe Scott. Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and his dogs Stella and Trigger. Jamie will be sadly missed by his many great friends in the community. Cremation has taken place and an outdoor Memorial Service will be announced and held at a later date in the spring when it is safe to do so. Due to Covid restrictions a limited visitation will be held on Friday, January 29th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE. Please register to attend visitation by calling the funeral home at 613.399.3177. Masks and social distancing are mandatory. Condolence messages may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or Jumpstart (jumpstart.canadiantire.ca) would be appreciated by the family.

 

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CARRIE GERTRUDE OLIVER – August 13th, 1922 – January 23rd, 2021 – Peacefully at home with her family on Saturday January 23, 2021, Carrie Gertrude (nee Stoliker) passed away at the age of 98. Predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon in 2010. Loved mother of John (Shirley) of Squamish, BC, Judith of Bloomfield and Joel of Ottawa. Proud grandmother of Chad (Louise) and Chris (Bianca) and great grandmother of Jude. Dear sister of Allen, Norman, Jean and the late Frances, Nora, Irene, Jim, Jack, Harve and David. Family graveside interment service at Belleville Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Whattam – Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. (613-476-2450)
Online condolences and donations at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SHIRLEY ROSE JEFFERY (THOMPSON) – July 5th, 1945 – January 22nd, 2021 – Peacefully entered into rest at her home on Friday, January 22nd, 2021, Shirley Jeffery (nee Thompson) of Picton, died at the age of 75. She was the daughter of the late Bryce & Ada Thompson (nee Cunningham) and loving wife for 54 years of H. Milton Jeffery. Shirley was the beloved mother of Stephanie Jeffery (Steve Kellar) of Picton and cherished ‘ma’ of Dalton (Bonnie) and Alexis. She is survived by her brother John Thompson (late Elaine) of Orillia and the late Donald Thompson. Shirley will be fondly remembered by her nephews Michael, Christopher, and Shawn and her niece Patricia and their families. Mrs. Jeffery is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Shirley, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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LARRY ARTHUR ELSBURY – March 26th, 1954 – January 20th, 2021 – Larry Arthur Elsbury, of Picton, passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at the age of 66. Son of the late Joseph and Mabel Elsbury (nee Baverstock). Beloved husband of Teresa Elsbury (nee Barsley). Survived by siblings Cathy Jackson, Jerry Elsbury and Margaret Grenier. In keeping with Larry’s wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements entrusted to Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main St., W. Picton (613-476-2450). If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward in Larry’s memory would be greatly appreciated by the family. For online condolences, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DONALD GEORGE ‘Don’ WILLIS – November 4th, 1957 – January 19th, 2021- Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. Don Willis, born in Picton was in his 64th year. Son of the late Bill & Gladys Willis. Beloved husband of the late Linda Willis (nee Newson). Loving father to Donald “Jeff” Willis (Chantele) and Jeniffer Willis (Doug Beckett) and pre-deceased by infant daughter. Don will be sadly missed by his grandchildren; Marcus, Austin, Logan, Phoenix, and Diamond. He is survived by siblings Bob (Kathy), Sheila, John, and Jimmy (Donna). He will forever be remembered as a Master (Gold Seal) Tool & Die Maker, Graduate of George Brown College, and will be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues at Willis Manufacturing. Private visitation will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton (613-476-2450). Funeral service will be held immediately following. If you desire to attend the service via ZOOM, please contact the funeral home to be added to the list of attendees. Interment in the Spring at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the CNIB will be greatly appreciated in Don’s memory. For online condolences, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BETTY JUNE ‘BETTS’ MCKENZIE – June 10th, 1922 – January 18th, 2021 – Betty June ‘Betts’ McKenzie, 98, beloved wife of the late Arthur LaVerne “Vern” McKenzie, loving mother of Gary McKenzie (Barbara) and Dale McKenzie (Paula); loving grandmother of Christopher McKenzie (Amy)and Scott McKenzie (Kristin) and the late Erin McKenzie; loving great grandmother of Connor McKenzie and Ian McKenzie; beloved daughter of the late John and Lillian Manning; cherished sister of the late Virginia Manning; beloved daughter-in-law of the late George and Leone McKenzie; dear sister-in-law of Geraldine Harrison (Percy), Wilma Rattray (Bill), Donald McKenzie (Marlene), Donna Vancott (Lawrence), and the late Gerald McKenzie (Carma) and Lorrain Ruttle (Bud) and David McKenzie (Judy);dear niece of the late Margaret Feiling (Mike) and George Polk (Ella) and Naomi Moore (Howard) and William Polk (Dorothy); treasured cousin of Nancy Brooks (Dan), Isabel Greenleaf, James Polk (Mary), William Polk (Debbie), Robert Polk (Alexis), and the late William Polk (Nancy) and Sandy Ogilvie (Kay) and Thomas Polk and Karen Martin (Chuck); and loved by her many great-cousins as well as her many wonderful friends. Betts met the love of her life, Vern, while on a fishing trip to Canada with her family when she was 12-years-old. They married nine years later during WWII living in Halifax, Nova Scotia while Vern served on a Canadian minesweeper in the North Atlantic. After the war, Betts and Vern settled in Cleveland and eventually North Olmsted, Ohio, where they raised their family. Betty’s legacy over a long, beautiful life was the spreading of her “joy” to everyone she met. Her laugh was infectious and will be remembered along with the kindness and love she gave to all. Most importantly, Betty loved her family with all her heart. Public viewing was held online only on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 1-2 and 7-8 pm at JenkinsFuneralChapel.com . Private interment in the spring at Rose Cemetery, Waupoos, Ontario. Please no flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward. Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at a later date. Canadian Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Online donations and condolences for the McKenzie family can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOAN ELIZABETH YOUNG (MACAULAY) – February 13th, 1928 – January 17th, 2021 – Peacefully passed away at the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Sunday, January 17th, 2021. She was the daughter of the late R.V. (Bob) & Edith L. Macaulay (nee: Harley). Wife of the late Pierre C. de Serres and later T. Harry Young. Predeceased by her sister Mrs. Helen Loucks and her brother Mr. Donald (Don) Macaulay, both of Toronto. Joan was the loving mother of Ms. Jan de Serres of Richmond Hill, and estranged son Mr. Robert (Rod) L. de Serres. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. After attending public schools in Westmount (Town of Mount Royal) and MacDonald College graduating in Home Sciences, she met Pierre at McGill University and looked forward to becoming a ‘wife and mother’. Joan had fond memories of her first employer, a Montreal company specializing in Carrera Marble (when it was a 6 day work week). After marriage and adopting two children, and several transfers, the family settled in North York, enabling weekly family visits with her parents. She returned to the workforce coordinating Chaplaincy Services at the local hospital, later organizing blood donor clinics with the Red Cross, then Volunteer Services at old The Buttonwood Hospital in Weston for disabled residents. She met her second husband, Harry, while both were active members at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church in Weston/Islington. They honeymooned at Lake On The Mountain, and chose to retire to Picton and build a home. She was always involved with quietly providing services to the community – her churches, PTA, various Auxilliaries (including The Second TIme Around Shop), Meals on Wheels, supporting Service Club activities, PEC Yacht Club, even canvassing for charities while in her 80’s at the Westwinds complex or helping out her neighbours until she could no longer drive. A lifetime of Community Service. Mrs. Young is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a Private Family Graveside Service will be held at St. Phillip’s Anglican Cemetery, Etobicoke in the Spring. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made In Memoriam to any of the following – The Canadian Cancer Society, The Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), or other Charity of Choice. After a life of community service, any donations will be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CARMAN LAVERNE ‘Mudcat’ BROWN – Peacefully entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Saturday, January 16th, 2021, Carman Brown of Picton died at the age of 90. He was the son of the late Archie & Dora Brown (nee Clapp) and husband for 42 years to Beverly (nee Ferguson). Carman was the father of Wanda Seaborn (Steven) of Picton, Janice Jackson (Kevin) of Ameliasburg, Jon Brown, and Michelle Cole, both of Picton and is predeceased by son Colin Gorley, daughters Viriginia Kelusky and Deborah Spence (late Larry). He was the dearest grandfather to many grandchildren, great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. Carman is survived by his brother Wayne Brown, and his sisters Pat Beer, Dale Osmond and Sheila Sherman and will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Brown is resting at the Whattam-Hicks Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Private Family Services will be held with A Graveside Service in the Spring at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOHN DOUGLAS ‘Doug’ YORK – March 28, 1944 – January 11, 2021 – At the Belleville General Hospital on Monday January 11, 2021 Doug York passed away at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Dona Ann (nee Baverstock) who predeceased him in 2015. Dear nephew of Mildred Johnston of Newmarket, cousin of Jackie Emsley of Newmarket and Faye Hotte of Lasalle, sister-in-law of Charlene Baverstock of Madoc and friend of Michael Calnan of Etobicoke. Doug will also be remembered by Dona’s family and his many friends at 14 Maple Ave. A family Memorial Service will take place with spring interment of cremated remains at Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton, ON. Online condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT DAVID ‘Bob’ YORK – September 24, 1927 – January 9, 2021 – At home with his family at Black River on Saturday January 9, 2021, Bob York passed away at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Patricia Ann (nee Minaker) of 60 years. Proud father of Walt and Val Miller, Tim and Kathy York, Randy and Trish York and Darrel and Chrystal York. Much loved grandfather of Stacey (Danny Hyatt), Scott, Brayden, Brittnie, Taylor, Dekoda and Montanah and great grandfather of Linkynn. Dear brother of the late Nora Kaiser, Eleanor McDowell, Joanne Mallen, Sheila Dean and Brian and Neil York. The York family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Monique, Julieta, Barb, Jeff and to all the health care team during the last several years. Mr. York rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. A family service will take place in the Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Black River Memorial Cemetery. A celebration of Bob’s life will take place when circumstance permits. Memorial donations to South Bay United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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HENDRIKUS ‘Hank’ HIDDINK – October 24, 1948 – January 6, 2021 – Peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday January 6, 2021, Hank Hiddink of Bloomfield passed away at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Tina (nee Bosma). Proud father of Suzanne Hiddink, Denman Island, B.C., Nicole Scott, Kingston and Brandon Hiddink, Bloomfield. He will be missed by his granddaughters Andrea (Cody), Jenna, Leah, ShyAnne, Thea and Nia. His dog Bizzy is lost without him. Dear son of the late John and Gerda Hiddink, brother of Wilma Bosma (Peter), Jack Hiddink (Marylou) and Andrew Hiddink (Tracy) and his many nieces and nephews. Hank was involved in the construction industry his entire adult life, a graduate of Loyalist College, Construction Engineering. For the past 30 years he enjoyed raising Simmental and Hereford beef cattle. He totally enjoyed attending cattle production sales and farm/ranch tours across Canada, making many friends along the way. He was a longtime member of the Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association and a director of the Prince Edward Agricultural Society. Hank was involved with local hockey, softball and slow-pitch as a player and a youth coach. For many years he coached rep minor hockey teams in Wellington and Picton. He was so proud to see the youth he coached go on to play junior hockey. Cremation has taken place. Due to current government health restrictions a memorial service will take place in the spring. The family would appreciate memorial donations to Friendship United Church or the PECMH Foundation “Back the Build” Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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BRIAN ALBERT DAY – May 17, 1963 – January 4, 2021 – Brian died suddenly as a result of heart failure on January 4, 2021 at the age of 57 doing what he loved, driving the snow plow for Emcon. His last actions were to tell his loving partner, Karen, that he loved her and honked the horn of his snow plow as he drove by her work. Brian died the way he lived,…happy, driving the snow plow and loving Karen. Brian is survived by his loving partner, Karen Doucette, his devoted pets, Tigger and Gizmo, his sister Debbie Lahaie, his brother, Michael Day his daughter, Christina Backhaus (Kevin Thomas) and his grandchildren, Tavian Backhaus-Thomas and Jordynn Backhaus-Thomas. Brian is pre-deceased by his mother, Lorraine (nee Fox) and his father, Fred Day. Brian has been cremated as per his wishes. No funeral service will take place. No memorial service has been planned at this time. Those wishing to remember Brian, can donate to the gofundme campaign. Karen would like to extend her sincere appreciation to the following: • The OPP officers, paramedics and the medical team at BGH who worked so hard to bring Brian back. • EMCON Services Inc. for the outpouring of support and having the memorial decal put on the equipment in the Kingston AMC. • Richard McCullough for his dedicated friendship and for creating a memorial decal in his honour that has been placed not only on the snow plow that Brian drove but on the other equipment throughout the Kingston AMC. • Friends and family for their calls, texts, flowers, food, drop by’s and messages of support. Online condolences at www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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