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Obituaries Countylive.ca – 2022

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ROGER EVAN JONES – April 5th, 1939 – January 21st, 2022 – Owner/Bricklayer – R. J. Masonry Services – Entered into rest at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Friday, January 21, 2022, Roger Jones of Picton died at the age of 82. He was the son of the late Pierce & Margaret Jones (nee Thompson) and the beloved husband for 57 years to Linda (nee Vincent). Roger was the loving father of Paul (Angela) of Picton and Pamela Miller (Raymond) of Napanee. He was the dearest grandfather of Brock, Evan, Kirsten, Kyle, Emily, Sarah, Evan and Carson. Roger is survived by his sisters Lulella Nash (late Gary) of St. Mary’s, Peggy Walker (John) of Brantford and by his brother Doug (Pat) of Picton. He is predeceased by his brother Hugh and will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Jones is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Roger’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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M. EVELYN DREW (nee Van Deusen) – August 23rd, 1926 – January 17th, 2022 – United Empire Loyalist – Entered into rest at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday, January 17, 2022, Evelyn Drew of Picton died at the age of 95. She was the daughter of the late Charles Ferguson Van Deusen and Annie K. Trimble Van Deusen and wife of the late William John Drew. Evelyn was the loving mother of Donald William Drew and Nancy Anne Drew (Harold S. Kleywegt) and grandmother of Drew and Sarah Harrison and remembered by her great-grandchildren and great great grandson. Mrs. Drew is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A Family Graveside Service will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in the Van Deusen family plot in the spring. If desired, donations to Loyalist Humane Society, Glenwood Cemetery or the PECMH Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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GARY VERNON DEROCHIE – March 3rd, 1956 – January 16th, 2022 – Entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Sunday, January 16, 2022, Gary Derochie of Picton died at the age of 65. Gary was born in Kingston and then moved to Prince Edward County where he spent many wonderful years with his Community Living – Prince Edward family, friends and caregivers. Mr. Derochie is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Funeral Service was held in the Chapel. Interment Glenwood Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to Community Living – Prince Edward would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JESSIE HOLST MAYHEW  (Sorensen) – April 21st, 1953 – January 16th, 2022 – Entered into rest at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, January, 16, 2022, Jessie Mayhew of Frankford, formerly of Picton died at the age of 68. She was the daughter of the late John Sorensen and the late Karen Dunkley (nee Jensen) and was the loving mother of Jessie (Ian) of Hamilton and Andy (Melissa) of Frankford. Jessie was the dearest grandmother of Kydra, Elijah, Sam and Amelia. She is survived by her sisters Elisabeth Jorgeson of Arden, Ejna Best of Ameliasburg and her brother Johnny Sorensen of Cherry Valley. Predeceased by her sister Hanna Sorensen and best friend Andy Mayhew. Jessie will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mayhew is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation or services. A Celebration of Life will be organized in the spring. If desired, donations to Scleroderma Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JAMES WILLIAM ‘Jim’ PROUT – December 29th, 1931 – January 15th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Saturday, January 15, 2022, Jim Prout of Picton died at the age of 90. He was the son of the late James & Addie Prout (nee Huff) and was the beloved husband for 68 years to Jenny (nee Jones). Jim was the loving father of Pat Guernsey (Paul) of Picton and the late Bobby. He was the dearest Gramps of Rachel Conley (Ken), Jennifer Ormond (Brett), Randy Guernsey (Michelle), Megan Guernsey, Joshua Guernsey (Kaylin), and Melissa Seay (Sam) and the great grandpa of Nolan, Abbie, Grace, Charlotte, Griffin, Savanna, Payden, Alayna, Ethan, Lena, Miles, Avery, Shannon and Aiden. Jim is survived by his brothers George (late Marilyn) of Winnipeg, Terry (Sharon) of Lombardy, Bob (Shirley) of Elliott Lake and his sister Donna McCracken (Floyd) of Belleville and his sister-in-law Deb Prout of Gananoque. He is predeceased by his brothers Gerald (Anne), Gordie and his sisters Mary Cook (late Bill) and Margaret Cassidy (late Mike). Jim will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Prout is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2 Corey Street, Bloomfield on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 1 pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the service. Inurnment at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” (https://pecmhf.ca/) or the Canadian Cancer Society (https://cancer.ca/en/) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CHERYL MARSHALL-PEDDLESDEN – Unexpectedly passed away as a result of a tragic accident on Friday, January 14th, 2022, at the age of 59. Beloved daughter of Dorothy and Gerry McGee. Loving wife of Mike Peddlesden and dear mother of Megen Clarke (Mike) and A.J. Marshall. Gramma to Avery, Cash, Cohen and Gray. Survived by her brother Terry McGee. Cheryl touched everyone she came in contact with. Her warm heart, big laugh and saucy mouth will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Due to Covid capacity limitations, a private family service will be held at this time. A Celebration of Cheryl’s life will be announced at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PAUL MEYER – Unexpectedly passed away as a result of a tragic accident on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, at the age of 52. Greatly loved son of Liesbeth and the late Marcel Meyer. Dearest brother of Jackie Tapp (Paul McDonald). Loving husband of Colleen Chard and beloved father of Paul Meyer Jr. and stepson Noah Chard. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephew, Kathryn Tapp, Krista Williams, Makayla Williams, Madisson Williams, Anthony McDonald, Alexander Allen, his cousins and his many friends. Paul was a big man with a big heart who could always be counted on to help anyone in need. He will be sadly missed.
As per Paul’s wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering to celebrate Paul’s life will be planned and announced at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Autism Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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FRED HARRISON SHIPLEY – Unexpectedly passed away at his home in Wellington on Monday, January 10th, 2022, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of the late Debi Macdonald. Loving father of Eric, the late Bryan and Leah Shipley and stepfather of Evan and the late Candice. Grandpa Toronto to Samantha, Nathan, Connor and Trevor. Predeceased by his brother Steven Shipley. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephew and their families. Fred’s quiet yet stubborn nature will be missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LUCY DOREEN SUMMERS – 1937 – 2022 – Unexpectedly taken from us, Saturday, January 8th at her home in Consecon, Ontario, Lucy Summers in her 84th year. The daughter of the late Walter (Nib) Keller and Grace Thompson of Belleville. Sister to Joyce (Doug) Hill of Wellington, John (Isabelle) Keller of Consecon, and predeceased by siblings Ealerey Keller of Consecon, Irvine Keller of Hamilton, Ina Keller of Belleville and Bill Keller. Lucy was the wife of the late Robert Bruce Summers, and was preceded in death by her son David Bruce Summers and daughter in law Connie Sims Summers. Lucy is survived by sons Robert William (Rose) Summers and Daniel Robert (Christine) Summers and daughter-in-law Susan Summers. Wonderful grandmother to Megan, Courtney, Kim, Angela, April, Justin, Alyssa, Taylor and Ethan as well as a great grandmother to Matt, Alana and Josh and known as “GG” to Cosima and River. Lucy was born in Belleville and even though she left the area after marrying Robert (Bob) Summers, they travelled around to many areas in Canada and returned later in life to resettle back into the Quite region. An avid bargain hunter and antique collector Lucy loved to visit flea markets, yard sales and bargain shops looking for and finding many treasures over the years. At one point opening a Bargain shop running it for two years and selling it successfully. Lucy loved to collect dolls and had a very extensive collection of dolls over the years. She loved to play Bingo and enjoyed the odd trip to the casino to test her luck. Most of all Lucy loved her family and anyone that knew her most likely heard stories about her sons, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lucy was always on the go and earned the name “the Road Runner” from friends and neighbors who enjoyed watching her constantly out and about even as her years advanced. In her younger years Lucy loved the cottage that they purchased in the Peterborough area in 1961. Lucy and Bob built the cottage over a period of 19 years into a beautiful summer home which was their pride and joy. When Bob decided a few years later that he wanted to farm, Lucy started a new phase in life, which involved cows, pigs and chickens. Without missing a step Lucy gave up the cottage she loved in favor of a 100-year-old farm house and became a farmer’s wife. Years later when cancer took Bob from her in the middle of building their dream home, Lucy completed the house Bob had worked so hard to give her and managed the funds Bob left her for the next 20 years. She was inspirational, courageous, and tough when she needed to be, yet gentle at heart. Her loss will be greatly felt in this close family. As per Lucy’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will provide a memorial service in the Summer of 2022 as restrictions are reduced and gatherings of larger groups are permitted. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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RICHARD GRAHAM ‘Rick’ ROWE – November 18th, 1944 – January 6th, 2022 – It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the family wishes to announce the passing of Richard Graham Rowe on Thursday January 6, 2022 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Loving husband of 53 years to Susan Rowe. He will be sadly missed by his children Sean (Julie), Kelly (Mark), Kim (Brian) and all his loving grandchildren Lauren, Kaelyn, Ashlyn, Brielle, Akira and Aiyana. He will be fondly remembered by his many sisters (sisters-in-law), brothers (brothers-in-law), nieces and nephews. Richard loved spending time with family and friends and volunteering his time in the community. He was passionate about woodworking and took great pride in building furniture for friends and family. The family would like to thank all the nursing staff at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital for their loving care during his short stay. At Richard’s request there will be a private family funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations to PECMH Foundation ‘Back The Build’ , Alzheimer’s Society, and/or Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St., Picton. 613-476-2450 Online condolences may be shared at: www.rushnell.com

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SHEILA KATHERINE JONES (MacElwee) – January 7th, 1941 – January 5th, 2022 – It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend Sheila Jones (nee MacElwee) at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday January 5, 2022 at the age of 80. Forever loved by her husband Rick Jones, her sisters Sandra (Jim, deceased) Rennie, Norma MacElwee (deceased), Lois (Cork) Hall and her brother Tom (Lisa) MacElwee. Sheila will be missed greatly by her brother in law Glynne (Liz) Jones, sister in law Becky (Dave Kerr) Williams and her nieces and nephews, David Rennie (deceased), Shawn (Jenn) Jones, Trevor (Erin) Jones, Leah (Paul) Byford, Meghan (deceased) (Andrew) Jones- Kirkland, Carly (Rob) Jones-Milne, Sarah (Aaron) Hall, Jonathon (Sylvie) Hall, Julie (Mark) MacElwee and Heather MacElwee. Fondly remembered by her good friend Dianne Mills. Sheila enjoyed a successful career in the insurance industry in Toronto where she and Rick made their home. Rick and Sheila met at the Royal Canadian Curling Club where they were awarded life time memberships, for their dedication to the club. They had many memorable years and made life long friends at their cottage in Muskoka and travelled the world together. They retired to the County in 2005 where Sheila volunteered with many causes including Hospice Prince Edward. Sheila made friends wherever she went with her good humour, ready smile and sincere kindness. Everyone who met her loved her and was the recipient of the best hugs ever! She was a skilled hostess and earned her nickname “The Duchess” with her immaculate dress. She was generous in all things and we are better for having known such a lady. Sheila is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home-Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Celebration of Sheila’s Life will be held at a later date, to be announced. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” or the Rotary Club of Picton would be appreciated by the family. For online condolences and to share memories of Sheila, please visit: www.rushnell.com

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JOSEPH GEORGE LOUIS LEPAGE – July 26th, 1939 – January 4th, 2022 – Entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, George Lepage of Picton died a the age of 82. He was the son of the late Edouard & Rose Marie Lepage (nee Taillefer) and husband of the late Christa (nee Schmitz). George was the loving father of Guy (Grace) of London and Petra (Ian) of Belleville and was the dearest grandfather of Julian. He is survived by his sister Margaret Gagne (late Joe) of Scarborough and by his brother in law Joe Lascelles of Sudbury. Predeceased by his sisters Theresa Dawson (late John), Clemence Lascelles, and his brothers Ovila (late Brenda), Julien (late Therese) and Victor (late Rollande). George will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. George moved to Picton to help facilitate the opening of Prince Edward Heights in 1971 until his retirement in 1996. Long time member of Picton Golf and Country Club, where he was known as the gorilla. Never one to turn down a chess game, card game or a good scotch. His happy place in the past few years was on his patio with old country music, a cold beer and good company. George’s smiles, conversations, attention to details were admired by all who had the pleasure of his company. His presences will be greatly missed. Mr. Lepage is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Spring Interment and Rite of Committal with Prayers in the Lepage family plot at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, North Bay. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of George can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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WANDA HELEN ROBSON (Palka) – September 22nd, 1934 – January 4th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, Wanda Robson (nee Palka) of Picton died at the age of 87. She was the daughter of the late Walter & Helen Palka (nee Rzepa) and wife of the late Ralph. Wanda was the loving mother of Reid (Jennifer Douglas), Philip (Lorena Maggiacomo) and Jackie Robson, all of Toronto. She was the dearest grandmother of Ella, Nico, and Jenna. Wanda is survived by her sister Sophie Demeo and her brother Walter Palka Jr, both of Thunder Bay and she will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Wanda graduated as a nurse, and worked in Thunder Bay and later, Toronto, where she met her husband, Ralph. Wanda and Ralph moved to Picton in 1965, where they raised three kids on Low Street, made life-long friends and formed many special memories. Wanda worked in various nursing-related and volunteer roles in Picton, and was a devout member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. She loved the beauty of the county and spent many an evening with a de-caff coffee in hand watching the sun set at Sandbanks. Mrs. Robson is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Service for Wanda will be planned for the Spring of 2022. If desired, donations 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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BARBARA ANN KIRBY (McClennon) – July 2nd, 1948 – January 4th, 2022 – At Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Tuesday January 4, 2022, Barbara Ann Kirby (nee McClennon) passed away at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Jim Kirby and loving mother of the late Penny. Dear sister of the late Ronald, late Beverly Neudorf, Robert (Marilyn), Tony (Pat), Nancy Young (late Cliff), late William (Marion), Richard and the late Betty Lou. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kirby rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St., Picton. Spring Committal at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Humane Society of Durham Region would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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NICHOLAS HAROLD GARNET ‘Nick’ BARSLEY – October 21, 1985 – January 2, 2022 – Entered into rest at his home surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, January 2, 2022, Nick Barsley of Marysville passed away at the age of 36. He was the loved son of George & Marilyn Barsley of Demorestville and the devoted husband of Christina (nee Ash). Nick was the cherished and proud father of Caleb and Cody, both at home. He was the son-in-law of Ted & Roxanne Ash of Belleville and the only brother of Sara Svensson (Johan) of Kingston and Amanda Bailey (Robert) of Belleville. Nick will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, his sister-in-law April Campbell (Lawrence) of Belleville and his special friend Patrick Roloson of Demorestville. Nick took pride in his work at Goodyear, and enjoyed his time with his co-workers and friends. He developed a talent for renovating and his home reflects all his hard work. Nick’s many ambitions for the future were tragically squashed by this devastating illness. His loss is immeasurable, and his passion was his family. Nick is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Nick’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service at this time. A Celebration of Nick’s Life will be held at a later date, to be announced. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a Fund Set Up for his boys, Caleb and Cody, (https://gofund.me/da6516c5) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Nick, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DOROTHY EILEEN MICKAEL – Suddenly entered into rest on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Kentwood Park, Picton, Dorothy Mickael of Picton died at the age of 90. She was the daughter of the late William Mickael & Ethel MacDonald and wife of the late Norman Dillabough and former wife of the late Harold Markland. Dorothy was the loving mother of Calvin Dillabough (Cathie), Elwood Dillabough (Sharon) all of Belleville, Susan Courtney (George) of Picton, Jayne Dillabough-Jones (Mark Stones) of Consecon, Christine McCoy (Brian) of Cherry Valley and the late Daniel. She was the dearest grandmother of Megan, Krista, Jennifer, Amy, Beth, Jeremy, Joshua, Daniel, Stacey, Christopher and Brandon and to her 22 great grandchildren. Dorothy was the sister of the late Murray MacDonald and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mickael is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 12:30 pm until time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 pm with Rev. Dwight Dillabough officiating. Cremation to follow and inurnment in the family plot at Emmanuel Cemetery, Maynooth in the spring. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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