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Obituaries Countylive.ca – 2021

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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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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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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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