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Obituaries Countylive.ca – 2022

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GARY DOUGLASS GREENE – May 25th, 1951 – August 2nd, 2022 – Entered into rest at Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Gary Greene of Picton died at the age of 71. He was the son of the late Harry & Nora Hill (nee Greene). Father of Kelly, and Joey. Brother of Gloria, late Barb and late Darrell (surviving Stephanie). He will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Mr. Greene rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. Donations to H. J. McFarland Memorial Home would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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HANNO ERNST ROTH – August 8th, 1929 – August 2nd, 2022 – It is with great sadness, the family of Hanno Roth announce his passing at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the age of 92. Son of the late Ernst & Greta Roth (nee Gerisch) and husband of the late Sylvia (nee Leakey). He was the loving father of Wrex (Beth) of Port Hope, Debra Hepburn (Mark) of Waupoos, and Stephanie Roth (Michael Manlow) of Milford. Predeceased by his daughter Eugenie Roth (surviving Richard Bouchard) of Toronto. Hanno was the grandfather of Jennifer (Murray), Michael (Marilynn), Linsey (Dennis), Catharine (Steven), Jessica, Keith, Alana (Ethan), Sydney and Max (Courtney) and great grandfather of Jacob, Evan, Alexander and Joseph. He is predeceased by his brother Sven Roth (surviving Johan) of Picton. Hanno was the loving friend of Maureen Hamilton. Mr. Roth is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held from Cressy United Church, 3442 County Road 7, Picton on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11 am with visitation for 1 hour prior to Service. Inurnment in the family plot at Cressy United Church Cemetery. If desired, donations to Cressy United Church or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com* * *

MARY AGNES RUSSELL (Snider) – December 27th, 1930 – July 31st, 2022 – Associate Member, Royal Canadian Legion, Br. No. 78, Picton – Suddenly entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Sunday, July 31, 2022, Agnes Russell (nee Snider) of Picton died at the age of 91. She was the daughter of the late Herbert & Helen Snider (nee Fawcett) and the wife of the late Ray. Agnes was the ‘Mother’ of Robin (Elizabeth) and ‘Grandmother’ of Jennie and Allan. She is survived by her sisters Joan Foss and Etta Hart, both of Peterborough and was predeceased by her brother Keith Snider, and her sisters Dorothy Torrance, and Mae Ward. Agnes will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Russell is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450) for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 2 pm. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build”, Church of St. Mary Magdalene or Picton United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KEITH WINSTON WALLS – September 27th, 1947 – July 28th, 2022 – Passed peacefully into rest at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on July 28th, 2022, at the age of 74. Keith Walls will be greatly missed by Ethel Smith, his life partner of 44 years. He was the son of the late George and Jean Walls (nee Gomes), and loving father of Lisa, Christopher, & Domini, caring grandfather of Zachery, Sarah Catherine, Maxwell, Madison, Mia, Karena, and Christian. Keith Walls proudly served with the OPP as Staff Sergeant, having served in Downsview, North East Patrol, Picton, and Napanee. He loved life to its fullest and lived to fly. He will be missed by everyone. The family sends their thanks to Karen, Shirley, and the nursing staff at Picton Hospital, and special thanks to Dr. Burke for his care. Mr. Walls is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A celebration of Keith’s life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Diabetic Association of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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KRISS EDWARD CRONIN – April 29th, 1949 – July 28th, 2022 – Leaving a large void on the lives of his family, entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Thursday, July 28, 2022, Kriss Cronin of Picton died at the age of 73. He was the son of the late Robert & Edna (nee Edgar) and the beloved husband and best friend of 49 years of Geraldine “Deanie” (nee Rorabeck). Kriss was the dearest brother of Dr. Robert Cronin (Carolyn) of Courtney, BC and Marilyn Rudiseula of Guelph and brother in law of Lorie Burns (Tom) and John Rorabeck (Geraldine). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Cronin is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place and a Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery. Geraldine would like to express a sincere thank you to Hospice Prince Edward for their compassionate care of Kriss. A special thanks go out to: Para Med Palliative Nurses who came to our home, Picton Home & Community Care, Prince Edward Family Health Team, the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Kingston Regional Cancer Clinic, Belleville General Hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, the PSW’s and our fleshly and spiritual family and friends who all gave their support for the last six months. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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JEAN BRENDA DeMILLE – January 18th, 1954 – July 26th, 2022 – Entered into rest at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Jean DeMille of Picton died at the age of 68. She was the daughter of the late Walter & Bernice DeMille (nee DeMill) and was the beloved companion of her dog, Charlie. Loving sister of Bonnie Clark (John), Rick (Debbie) and Charlotte Bongard (Larry). She was the dearest aunt of Jennifer, Chuck, Justin and Joanne and will be fondly remembered by her great-niece and nephews. Miss DeMille is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11 am in the family plot at Cherry Valley Cemetery with Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DONNA ELLEN MAAS – Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday, July 25, 2022, Donna Ellen Maas (nee Day) of Picton died at 91 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Sydney & Vera Day (nee McCann) and was the adored wife of Willem Maas and had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Donna was the much-loved mother of Justin of Seattle, Washington, Simon of Toronto, and Adrian (Yaël) of Montreal. She was the proud grandmother of Jack, Sydney, Luc, Chloë, Vivian and Sabine. Graduate of Queen’s University (’59) Donna maintained a lifelong passion for literature and art. She spent her early years at the Art Gallery of Ontario before settling into a supportive role that saw the couple build a life that spanned Montreal, Toronto, Larchmont, New York, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Vashon Island, Washington before retiring to Picton in 2000. Ever a dynamic force, she made her presence known in this and any community she joined and fought fiercely for causes in which she believed. A friend to many, she will be sorely missed. Donna is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held at a future date. Inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MARLENE BULPIT (Yarrow) – August 26th, 1944 – July 24th, 2022 — Retired School Bus Driver & Co-Owner of Bulpit’s Baits – Entered into rest at her home on Sunday, July 24, 2022, Marlene Bulpit of Fish Lake died at the age of 77. She was the wife of the late Wilson. Mother of the late Jim (surviving Tracey), and Helena. Grandmother of Kyle, Ashley (Adnan), Dwayne (Christal), Michelle, and great grandmother of Ava, Carlee, Clarke and Oden. Sister of Morris (Cecile) and the late Marybelle Mitchell (late Gary). Mrs. Bulpit is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450) for visitation on Wednesday, August 3 from 10-11 am. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 11 am with Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. Private Family Inurnment at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Oncology Unit at Belleville General Hospital or 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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DAPHNE ANN WALSH (Folkard) – October 22nd, 1950 – July 24th, 2022 – It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we mark the passing of our beloved Daphne after a short battle with cancer. With her husband Orville by her side, Daphne left us much too soon. Daphne and Orville adventured together and would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary next year. She also leaves behind her sons Alan (Brenda) and Alex (Theresa), and grandchildren Summer, Nathan, and Finn, on whom she doted. The daughter of Hugh and Mary (Inrig) Folkard, of Picton, she was predeceased by her father and sister Suzanne. She is survived by her brother Don (Cindy) and nephew Donald. After earning a degree in Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, Daphne developed a business in computer systems analysis primarily in the insurance and government sectors. Upon retirement Daphne devoted herself to her family. She focused on being a wonderful wife, incredible mother, dutiful daughter and loving sister. Many of us counted on and relied upon Daphne for so much. Beyond her immediate family, Daphne will be forever treasured and lovingly remembered by her aunts and uncles: Ian (Carol) Inrig, John Inrig, Elaine Inrig and her many cousins. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450) on Wednesday, July 27 with visiting from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held out-of-doors near her childhood home in Northport, overlooking the Bay of Quinte, on the grounds of the Charles Needham property 1875 County Road 15 at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Interment will follow immediately thereafter at Glenwood Cemetery, 47 Ferguson St., Picton, Ontario. A reception will be held at the home of Daphne’s brother, Don, located at 36 Hill St, Picton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Back the Build, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be left at: rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ELIZABETH LOUISE ‘Betty’ HALE – March 19th, 1957 – July 23rd, 2022 – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Hospice Cornwall on Saturday, July 23, 2022, Betty Hale died at the age of 65. She was the daughter of the late Warren Lewis Hale (Wendy) and Nancy Louise Grattan (Tony). Betty was the loving mother of Khrista (Justin), Shannon (Simon) and cherished grandmother of Dhillan, Bhrayden, Lhandon, Rhyley-Thunder, Jacob, and Maleea. She is survived by her siblings Phil (Rose), Barbie (Jeremy), John, Doug (Leanne) and her stepsiblings Kim, Chris, Susan. Predeceased by her sister Shirley. Elizabeth will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Ms. Hale is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 1 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior to Service. Inurnment Black River Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Cornwall (https://cornwallhospice.com/) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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EDWARD LEE CROSSLEY – October 11th, 1939 – July 22nd, 2022 – Entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, July 22, 2022, Ed Crossley of Frankford died at the age of 82. He was the son of the late Vera Crossley (nee Steenburgh). Brother of the late Lilllian and dear cousin of Linda Wilkes of Demorestville. Ed will be sadly missed by his housemates, staff and many friends of Pathways to Independence. Mr. Crossley is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 10:30 am with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service. Cremation with inurnment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOSEPH STEPHEN BRINKOS – March 9th, 1941 – July 22nd, 2022 – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Joseph Brinkos in his 82nd year on Friday July 22nd, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Jean (Muir) Brinkos. Brother of Mike (deceased) and wife Julie, Mary Molokach and John (deceased). Father to Diana and Peter. Dzedo of Tate and Evan Dallimore. He was an appreciated stepdad to Kathleen Sommerville (David), Robert Abbott (Jeanine) and a wonderful grandpa to Jamie, Matthew and Jessica. He leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews in Bradford, Barrie, Niagara and Slovakia. Joe was a caring, creative and generous friend. He lived life to the fullest and had many interests. He loved learning and studied at University of Western, Osgoode Hall and passed the bar to work in corporate law. Later, he changed careers to work for the City of Toronto Hostel Services, supervising staff and designing programs in Seaton House, Greenfield Centre, Robertson House and Metro Hall. He is credited for establishing a policy called “continuum of care” from intake to placement in the community with housing and employment. He assisted many refugee claimant families. Joe loved his golf, planning hostel tournaments and hosting events in Toronto and New Port Richey, Florida. He golfed until he could no longer keep score, enjoying the great outdoors and the 19th hole thanks to the kindness of his friend Ian Campbell. Many thanks to the exceptional caregivers and staff at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home. Mr. Brinkos is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St (613-476-2450). Funeral service and reception will be held on August 2nd, 10:00am at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 31 King St, Picton, Ontario. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Joe’s name to H.J. McFarland to be directed to the care teams or the Alzheimer’s Society P.E.C. Online condolences and livestream details at: rushnellfamilyservices.com. Livestream details will be available closer to the date of service.* * *

MARILYN ROSE JENKINS – It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Marilyn Rose Jenkins (nee Callow) on July 18, 2022, in her 86th year. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Harvey Jenkins, her parents, James and Muriel Callow and nephew, Benjamin Holmes. Loving mother of Sandra Turner and Robert Jenkins (Heather). Caring sister of Mary Dunlop (James), Susie Walmsley (Jim), Robert Callow (Fran), and Cheryl Holmes (Hugh). Grandmother of Bradley, Natalie, Gregory, Matthew and Adam. Aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Rebecca Holmes for your endless love, support and guidance through this difficult time. A Graveside service will be held at the Wellington Cemetery on July 26th, at 2:00 p.m. Canon Nancy Beale officiating. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) 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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BEATRICE EMMA REYNOLDS (Myatt) – January 26th, 1930 – July 16th, 2022 – Beatrice went to be with her Lord and Saviour on July 16th, 2022, peacefully in her own home at the remarkable age of 92. She was born on January 26th, 1930 to the late Earl and Rachael Myatt (nee Mackenzie). Mrs. Reynolds was the beloved wife of the late George Reynolds, loving mother to Gloria Litke (Harry), Mabel Pringle (Dennis), Irene Wilson (Duffy), Almona Wanamaker (Mark), Shawn Reynolds (Kelly), and the late Kathryn. She will be missed by her 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Beatrice was predeceased by her sister Earla Brown and her brother Albert Myatt. She will be sadly missed by her sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, and her many nieces, nephews, and friends. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Peter Johannsson for all his care and kindness over the years. Visitation will be held at Abundant Life Pentecostals, at 13356 Loyalist Parkway, Picton on Friday July 22, 2022 at 11am, followed by a celebration of her life at 12pm, with Pastor Jamie Harwood officiating. A private family committal at Cherry Valley will take place. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Mrs. Reynolds rested at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St (613-476-2450). Online condolences can be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com.

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KEITHA JUNE CARNRIKE (nee VanClief) was promoted to her heavenly home July 16th, 2022 at the remarkable age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Edwin Allan Carnrike. Cherished Mother and Mother in law of Douglas and his wife Cheryl, Mary Graham, Edna and her husband Jerry Heibert, Mavis and her husband Brian Way, Bob Hood and his wife Carol. Devoted Grandmother of 8 and Great Grandmother of 7. Special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Webster, the amazing staff at the Richmond Retirement Residence, Mom’s VON PSWs Amanda and Ellen, for the loving care given to Mom, Paramed Nurse Jida, Blessed Bridges Team along with the many others who cared for Mom. Our family has been deeply blessed by all of you. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Wednesday, July 20th from 6-8 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at the Salem Cemetery, Ameliasburgh on Thursday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada (www.muscle.ca) or Gleaners Food Bank (www.gleanersfoodbank.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SYLVIA JANE DAVIE (Robinson) – August 23rd, 1943 – July 15th, 2022 – It is with deep sadness, and very heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Sylvia. She passed away at Kingston General Hospital on Friday, July 15th, 2022 at the age of 78. To the world she was known as Sylvia, but to those closest she was Nana. A beloved matriarch, she was an undeniable force of strength, wit, generosity and love. Sylvia was the loving and dedicated wife to her husband of thirty-nine years, Robert (Bob) Davie. She will be forever treasured and missed by her daughter and best friend, Julie (Patrick Malone); cherished and adored by her grand-daughters, Lindsay and Mia; lovingly remembered always as the “Best” great-grandma (Nana) to Brandon, Taylor, and London; remaining forever in their hearts, missed by her sisters Wendy, Beverly(Mel), Jane (Walter), as well as many extended family and friends who loved her dearly. Sylvia was born in Kingston, Ontario to her beloved late parents, Aaron (Robbie) and Mildred (Millie) Robinson. Sylvia led an incredible life, demonstrating generosity and kindness to her family, friends, and community. Her helping hand extended across many charities. She showed our family how much she loved us through her thoughtfulness, selflessness and abundance of baked goods and gifts. The love for her family, both human and furry (Matilda Baby Davie and many puppies), was precious to her. Nana was ‘home’ to us all. Mrs. Davie rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). An intimate family service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, 47 Ferguson St., Picton, Ontario on Saturday, July 30th, 2022. Reception to follow. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Online condolences at: rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MONIQUE JULIE BARBER (Miramontes) – October 13th, 1965 – July 15th, 2022 – On July 15, 2022, Monique Julie (Miramontes) Barber passed away peacefully surrounded by family, after a 15 year battle with multiple sclerosis. She was a devoted mother who lived for her kids Adam, Marissa (Jeff), and Melanie (Thomas). Survived by the father of her children, Steve Barber. Beloved and cherished daughter of Bill and Mireille Miramontes and sister of John, Gilles, and Serge Miramontes. Monique impacted many lives with her joyful laugh and optimistic perspective. She loved to volunteer with children’s programs and was a friend to everyone she met. After being a stay at home mom for a number of years she worked her way up to an accomplished account manager at RBC. She will always be remembered for her tenacious attitude and sense of humor during hard times. Monique is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In lieu of funeral services there will be a celebration of life with details to follow. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BARBARA MARIE MacGILLIVRAY (née Rankin) – January 16, 1934 – July 13, 2022 – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara MacGillivray on July 13, 2022 in her 89th year. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Reginald, her parents Josephine and John Rankin, and her brothers John, David, Brian, and Campbell. Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Barbara is survived by her sister Anita Delaney and her brothers Raymond and Lawrence. She was the loving mother of Glen (Kate) MacGillivray, Donita (Jack) Newbery and Rankin (Alexandra) MacGillivray, proud grandmother of Kailea (Andy) Pedley, John MacGillivray (Heather Turcotte), Mike Newbery (Kym Holland) and Spencer MacGillivray and cherished great-grandmother of Hugo and Arthur Pedley. She leaves behind a legacy of a life well-lived. Barbara’s hospitality was legendary as was her love for travel and adventure. She will be greatly missed and will keep a special place in the hearts of many. In keeping with Barb’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 21st from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, Ontario followed by a small reception at her home in Wellington-on-the-Lake. The family will bring Barbara home to Cape Breton for interment on Wednesday, August 17th at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mabou. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Care Here at Home Program. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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RON SMITH – Ron passed away suddenly at QHC-Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Monday, July 11, 2022. Ron Smith, of Verona, in his 70th year. Precious son of Norma Smith of Belleville and the late Earle Smith. Beloved husband of Ingrid (nee Kristalyn) Smith of Verona. Proud Father of Brad (Amanda) Smith of Inverary and Mike (Brigitte) Smith of Kelowna, BC. Adored grandpa to Liam, Lochlan, Lawson, Aksel, Ajax, Nixon and Kingsley. Dear brother of Linda-Beth (John) Attewell of Verona and Earla (Paul) Hill of Bloomfield. Brother-in-law of Bill (Joanne) Kristalyn and John (Christine) Kristalyn both of Wellington. He is predeceased by his sister-in-law, Mary Lloyd (Bruce Lloyd surviving). Ron will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon, July 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Both the visitation and service will be held at the Douglas Memorial Centre, Wesley Acres Camp, 1391 Wesley Acres Rd, Bloomfield. The family encourage casual attire. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, Belleville (613-968-2273). If desired, Memorial Donations to Wesley Acres Camp or to Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at Steele Funeral Home 

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WILBER DAVID MILLER – January 22nd, 1933 – July 11th, 2022 – Passed away at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Monday July 11th, 2022 in his 89th year. Husband of Alice (Mabee), father of Glenn, Owen, Leigh, Trevor, and Alison. Brother of the late Walter, brother of Mary Creasy. Mr. Miller is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Private Family Service will be held at Black River Chapel. Donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital or Back the Build would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KENNETH WALTER ‘Ken’ FROST – Entered into rest at the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, Napanee, on Sunday, July 10, 2022, Ken Frost, of Picton, died at the age of 74. He was the son of the late Walter and Helen Frost (nee Shannan) and was the beloved husband of Liz (nee Cole). Ken was the loving father of Kevin (Sue) of Foxboro. He was the dearest grandfather of Sara (Andrew) and Billy and great-grandfather of Liam, Rhyon, Finn and Ariah. Mr. Frost rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Private Family Graveside Service will take place in the family plot at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JUSTIN DAVID CROWE – It is with great sadness that we are announcing the sudden passing of Justin David Crowe on Saturday, July 9th, 2022. Justin lived in Ameliasburgh and was 19 years of age. Justin is the beloved son of Patrick Crowe and Kari Trumble. Loving brother of Kendall, Hannah and Hayden. Dear grandson of Nathan Crowe, Elisha Fox, Lawrence “Rudy” Ruttan and the late Margaret Trumble. Great grandson of Mary Fox, the late George Crow and the late Joan Crowe. Justin will be sadly missed by his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and his huge circle of friends from far and wide. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Justin’s Life will be held on Sunday, July 17th from 1-3 p.m. at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall (Roblin Lake). Please bring a cooler, lawn chair and your favourite stories.  Memorial Donations to the PEC Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LORNA FAYE ANDREWS – Peacefully entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, on Sunday, July 3, 2022, Faye Andrews (nee Gorsline) of Picton died at the age of 83. She was the daughter of the late Lorne & Edna Gorsline (nee Minaker) and wife of the late G. Don Andrews. Faye was the loving mother of Blaine, Greg and his wife Gail, Steve and his wife Carole, and mother-in-law of Ardy. She was the dearest grandmother of Katherine, Jenny, Rebecca, Shannon, David and Sean. Faye is survived by her sister Linda Gorsline and predeceased by her brother Bruce Gorsline. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Andrews is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 3 pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. The Venerable Charles Morris officiating. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Faye, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JUDITH ANN VARTY – April 11th, 1940 – July 1st, 2022 – Longtime Volunteer – Girl Guides of Canada – Entered into rest at Trent Valley Lodge, Trenton on Friday, July 1, 2022, Ann Varty (nee Rabnett) formerly of Brighton and Brampton died at the age of 82. She was the daughter of the late Basil & Janet Rabnett (nee Dobson) and was the beloved wife for 56 years to J. Bruce Varty. Ann was the loving mother of David (Susan) of Carrying Place and Christine Daly (Sean) of Brampton. She was the dearest grandmother of Fiona, Dean, James, Saoirse and Carraig. Ann is survived by her brothers Richard Rabnett (Anne) of Israel, and Colin Rabnett of Toronto. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and especially by her cousin Liz Dobson of Toronto. Mrs. Varty is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Private Family Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel. A Celebration of Ann’s Life will be held at a later date. Inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Ann, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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NANCY ELAINE KINSELLA – March 30th, 1949 – July 1st, 2022 – Entered into rest at her home, on Friday, July 1, 2022, Nancy Kinsella, a 40-year resident of Picton died at the age of 73. She was the daughter of the late Eric & Marion Kinsella (nee Nelson). Nancy was the loving sister of Victoria, Douglas, Roy (Marjo) and she will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Michael, Michelle (Cliff), Brian (Stephanie), Joseph and Clare and her great nieces and nephews Marion, Asher and Sage. Nancy will be sadly missed by her Community Living Family. Miss Kinsella is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 3 pm with visitation for one hour prior to Service. Interment in the family plot at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to Community Living – Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Nancy, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOHN HAAGSMA – Passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 27th, 2022 at Elder Care, Bloomfield, in his 86th year. Loving husband of the late Lorraine Haagsma. Dear father of Lisa Carter (Dan), late Roger, John Jr. (Jennifer) and Jason. Grandpa to Travis, Tyler, Ben, Lauren and 7 great grandchildren. Survived by siblings, Jake (Carol), Papki (Elizabeth), Ryan (late Anne), Helen Kirkwood (Brian) and Tracey Knox (Paul). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. John will be sadly missed by his Timmies Coffee Group and his friends in the community. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, July 4th from 6-8 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. A private family interment will take place at Wellington Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at
www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOHN ALLAN STRICKLAND – December 22nd, 1942 – June 25th, 2022 – Retired Captain – Commercial Pilot – Peacefully at Hastings Manor Long Term Care Facility, on Saturday, June 25, 2022, John Strickland of Picton passed away at the age of 79. Son of the late Alex & Florence Strickland (nee Merryweather). Beloved husband for 54 years to Virginia Strickland (nee Murphy). Loved father of Matthew and his wife Mindy of Moonstone and Sarah and her husband Chris Fisher of Mono. Grandfather of Cole, Sam, Max, Lauren and Ben. The family would like to acknowledge the personal care and friendship shown to John by the staff at Hastings Manor. Mr. Strickland rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery following cremation. If desired, donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of John, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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STEPHEN CHARLES McPHERSON TRUE – August 10th, 1942 – June 23rd, 2022 – At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Stephen True, of H.J. McFarland Memorial Home Picton, in his 80th year. Son of the late Graydon and Elizabeth True (nee Johnson). Loving father of Juanette Fillery (Ralph) of Picton. Dear brother of Royce True (late Anita) of Vars, Persis Ross (late George) of Woodbridge, Manitoba, and the late Stewart True (late Helen). Loved by his grandchildren, the late Jessica, Kaitlyn, Jason, Ashley, Crystal, great-grandchildren Parker, Kolby, Remington, Gauge, Hannah, Carter, Theo, his many nieces, nephews, and the Staff of H.J. McFarland Memorial Home. Mr. True is Resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton. A Graveside Service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.rushnell.com

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LYLE DOUGLAS PARLIAMENT – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, in his 77th year. Loving husband of Susan Parliament and dear father of Jaret Parliament. Survived by his sisters Margaret Foster (late Ross), Gertrude Jones (late Les) and brother Hugh Parliament (Henrietta). Predeceased by his parents Donald and Mary Ellen Parliament and his brother Art Parliament (Liz). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Lyle was a county boy born and bred. He loved farming and gardening and wore many career hats during his working life, from farming to running a feed mill at the Co-Op to working at Goodyear and then working at home on the farm. In between all that he and Jaret were die-hard Senators fans until the end. We would like to say a very special thank you to all the people in the medical profession who helped Lyle through this journey, Amber, Jennifer, Stacey and the PSW’s and many others too numerous to mention. We could not have made it to the end without them. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 27th. A Memorial Service will be held at the Bloomfield United Church on Tuesday, June 28th at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Donations to the Bloomfield United Church, Hospice Prince Edward or the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Oncology Dept.) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARIANNE ELIZABETH PRINZEN (Brunsveld) – January 28th, 1958 – June 19th, 2022 – “With your final heartbeat, Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory’s side” -Chris Rice
Beloved wife to Herman Prinzen, cherished mother of Andrew (Julie), Holly (Jacob), Hilary, Luke (Audreanna), David, and Esther. Loved dearly by her six grandchildren Jethro, Wren, Ree, Rowan, Bennett, Jax. Funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 am. Following the Services, friends are welcome to join the family at the farm at 1206 Bethel Road. “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10 Arrangements under the direction of the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). Online condolences and to share memories of Marianne, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SANDRA MYRTLE MARLENE DEWEY – October 11th, 1949 – June 19th, 2022 – Entered into rest at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 19, 2022, Marlene Dewey of Demorestville died at the age of 72. She was the daughter of the late Hollett & Marion Gorsline (nee Howard) and wife of the late Bill Dewey. Marlene was the loving mother of Todd (Teresa) of Calgary and David of Demorestville. She was the dearest grandmother of Tonya, Nathan, Nicholas, Jaxon, Ethan and Jacob. Marlene is survived by her siblings Lionel Gorsline, Sharyl Jones, Jackie Adams all of Picton and Duke Gorsline of Belleville. She is predeceased by her siblings Doug Gorsline, Reba Cole, Jennifer Rosborough, Sheila Holmes, Brenda Ruttan and Billy Gorsline. Marlene will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dewey rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 2 pm from Sophiasburgh Cemetery following cremation. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Marlene, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KEVIN ERIC WIGHT – December 18th, 1952 – June 18th, 2022 – Kevin Wight, of Desiree Farms, Wellington entered into rest suddenly, but peacefully at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on June 18th, 2022 at the age of 69. Predeceased by his loving parents Lewis and Phyllis Wight (nee Knight) and step-son Ian Bailey. He leaves behind his much loved and devoted wife Betty. They shared a wonderful life together for 34 years and would have been celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this Tuesday, June 28th. He will be forever loved and remembered by his children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Tammy, Kingston, Lorri-Anne (husband Peter Mitchell, children Marshall and Lilly), Burnaby, BC., April (husband Tim Killoran, children Paige and Casey), Kingston and Michelle (husband Russ Martyn, children Emily, Jessica and Austin), Kingston. He will also be sadly missed and loved by his brother Roger Wight (wife Darlene) of Winnipeg and his sister Sherry Truman (husband Bill) of Kingston. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends and extended family, especially his cousin, next door neighbour and friend Lee Knight and his wife Linda. Kevin was born a farmer and was proud to be from the County. Cremation arrangements are in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. As per Kevin’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ETHEL MYRTLE GREEN – Passed away peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 17, 2022, Myrtle Green (nee Rutter) died at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Glendon Green for nearly 66 years. Predeceased by her parents Albert & Thelma Rutter (nee Clapp), and siblings Roy Rutter and May Spicer. Proud mother of Darlene of Oro-Medonte, Brian (Debbie) and Gary (Karen) all of Cherry Valley, and Sharon (Steve Sarley) of Bloomfield. Much loved grandma to Megan, Amanda, Nicholas, Kaylyn, Rachel, Dennis, Nicole, Curtis, Zack, Asa, Olivia and ten great-grandchildren. Sincere thanks for the wonderful care from everyone at Prince Edward Family Health Team, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Bayshore Clinic for their care of Myrtle. Mrs. Green rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery following cremation. A Celebration of Myrtle’s Life will be scheduled at a later date. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Myrtle, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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TERESA DONA LORRAINE JACKSON (Soules) – December 11th, 1953 – June 16th, 2022 – Suddenly entered into rest at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, on Thursday, June 16, 2022, Teresa Jackson of Belleville, formerly of Picton died at the age of 69. Teresa was the cherished mother of Michelle Soules of Belleville and Melissa Jackson (Leslie Williams) of Picton and will be remembered by her former husband Wayne Jackson of Picton. She was the loving grandmother of Alexis and Eric. Teresa is survived by her 3 brothers and 2 sisters and remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Jackson is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450) for visitation on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 6-8 pm. Cremation to follow. A Memorial Service will be held from The Hope Centre, 46 King Street, Picton on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Dennis Pringle officiating. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Teresa, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DONALD GEORGE PURCELL – April 26th, 1930 – June 15th, 2022 – Suddenly entered into rest at his home, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Don Purcell of The Wellings, formerly of Milford died at the age of 92. He was the son of the late George & Ellen Purcell (nee Winterburn) and he was the cherished husband for 67 years of Margaret (nee Oliver). Don was the loving father of Donna Purcell, Gord (Val) and Catherine Reeder (Shayne) all of Wellington. He was the dearest grandfather of Joshua Thorne (Jake) of Calgary. Don is survived by his sister Lillian Marsden (late Don) of Oro-Medonte and will be remembered by his nieces. Mr. Purcell rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). In keeping with Don’ wishes, there will be no services, cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Storehouse – Wellington & District Foodbank (by cheque only) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Don, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KATHLEEN ELIZABETH WAYNE – June 15th, 1955 – June 15th, 2022 – Entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, on Thursday, June 16, 2022, Kathleen Wayne of Picton died at the age of 67. Kathleen was the daughter of the late Alfred & Margaret Wayne and she was the good friend of Maurice Ferguson of Picton. She was the mother of Jerry Wayne of Kingston and the late Jennifer. Kathleen is survived by her brothers Brian of Edmonton, Tom of Adolphustown, and her sisters Helen Simms of Belleville and Beverly Wayne of Toronto and she will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Ms. Wayne is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Private Graveside Service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton following cremation. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Kathleen, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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NADIA MYRIAM WILLEMS – February 21st, 1967 – June 13th, 2022 – Entered into rest at her home on Monday, June 13, 2022, Nadia Willems of Picton died at the age of 55. She was the daughter of Liliane Degand and the late Pierre Willems. Nadia was the beloved wife of Charles Leyendeckers and the cherished mother of Hans. Nadia is survived by her sister Michelle Willems of Montréal and her brother Philippe Willems of St-Donat and will be remembered by her stepfather Serge Seguin, her many nieces, nephews, extended family and her mother in law Mary Leyendeckers. A special thank you to Nadia’s close friends Denise Major and Carla Alfonsetti for everything they have done and their continued support during Nadia’s illness. Also thanks to Dr. William Bates for his care of Nadia. Mrs. Willems rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). In keeping with Nadia’s wishes, there will be no services at this time, cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society (by cheque only) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Nadia, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BETTY MAY VESTERVELT (Wannamaker) – December 8th, 1926 – June 13th, 2022 – Member, Royal Order of the Purple/Elk’s Lodge, Picton – Peacefully entered into rest at the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Monday, June 13, 2022. Betty Vestervelt (nee Wannamaker) of Picton died at the age of 95. She was the daughter of the late Arnold & Mildred Wannamaker (nee Carter) and wife of the late Cletus. Betty was the loving mother of the late Garry Vestervelt, Paulette Lucas of Picton, the late Wally Vestervelt (surviving Lynn) of Belleville, Patricia McKay (late Blair) of San Felipe, Mexico, Patsy Creasy (Paul) of Milford and Cindy Disney of Peterborough. She was the dearest grandmother to her 13 grandchildren and her 11 great grandchildren. Betty is predeceased by her sisters Phyllis Byford and Nancy Keegan and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vestervelt rested at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Betty, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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NANCY LISBETH LOCKYER – March 18th, 1948 – June 9th, 2022 – Retired Teacher – Pinecrest Memorial, Bloomfield; CML Snider, Wellington; and Kente, Ameliasburgh – Entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Thursday, June 9, 2022, Nancy Lockyer of Wellington died at the age of 74. She was the daughter of the late Creighton & Grace Lockyer (nee Sayers). Nancy was the loving sister of Rosemary Moore (Rollie) and Patricia Lockyer, all of Picton. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family. Miss Lockyer is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held at Picton United Church on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 10:30 am with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Inurnment in the family plot at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or Hospice Prince Edward (by cheque only please) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Nancy, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SHEILA BEVERLY FERGUSON – October 4th, 1958 – June 9th, 2022 – Suddenly entered into rest at her home, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Sheila Ferguson of Picton, died at the age of 63. She was the beloved daughter of Mary Lammes (nee Fritz) and the late Robert Ferguson. Sheila was the life partner of Ken Bongard. She was the loving sister of Shelley Welsh (Ralph), Victor Lammes (Lisa) all of Picton, Susan Lammes (Darryl Smith) of Demorestville and Michelle Lammes (Mitch Monette) of Kingston. Sheila will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Miss Ferguson rested at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). In keeping with Sheila’s wishes, cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Sheila, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DAVID ANDREW BRYANS – July 4th, 1970 – June 9th, 2022 – Entered into rest surrounded by family at his home on Thursday, June 9th, 2022, David Bryans of Picton died at the age of 51. He was the son of the late Floyd and Barbara Bryans (nee Dayton). David was the brother of Garry Hawley (Cathy) of Lethbridge, AB, Rosalee Cole (Lynn) of Picton, Marylou Jessup (Michael) of Atlantic, PA, the late Darlene Bryans, Paul (Sandra) of Consecon, Debbie Hope (Robert) of Carstairs, AB, Peter, Denise and Patti Lynn Markland, all of Picton. Uncle D will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Bryans is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of David, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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STEPHEN JOHN DEW – February 1st, 1962 – June 7th, 2022 – Suddenly at his home on Wednesday June 8, 2022, Stephen Dew passed away at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Angela (nee Cockburn) and much loved father of Kate and her husband Adam Moran of Napan, NB. Uncle to Phillip and Justin Dew, Stephen was predeceased by his brother David, sister Patti (Terry Craig) and parents Norman and Ramona (nee Cluting) Dew. Stephen rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home, Picton Chapel, 33 Main St. A Graveside service will take place in Glenwood Cemetery following cremation. Date and time to be announced. The Reverend Father George Okoye to officiate. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages, condolences and photos may be shared at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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FREDA LAURAE DENTON – October 25th, 1948 – June 7th, 2022 – God has called another angel home… Laurae Denton, 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at her residence at Kentwood Park in Picton, Ontario. She was the only child of the late George K. Brooks and the late Pauline (née Scriver) Brooks of Hastings, Ontario. She is survived by her husband, Gerald B. Denton of Picton, Ontario, her daughter and son in law, Suzanne and Kevin Jewett of Fort Worth, TX, and her grandson Rowan, also of Fort Worth, TX. She will be laid to rest amongst family in Trent Valley Cemetery, outside of Hastings. Although it was her request not to have any services or visitation, she would be greatly honored by any donations made in her name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Laurae Denton rested at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St Picton. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelations 21:4 Online condolences and to share memories of Laurae, please visit rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RICHARD GARNET FURNISS – Passed away peacefully at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Monday, June 1st, 2022, at the age of 78. Loving husband of Pat Furniss. Awesome father of Sean Furniss (Terri). Survived by his siblings Susan, Betty and Michael and predeceased by siblings Bob, Ron, Joan and Maggie. Dick enjoyed motorcycling and sailing and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation. Memorial Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (www.bghf.ca) or the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (www.uhkf.ca)
would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT MARK ‘Bob’ BIERNASKIE – April 22nd, 1959 – May 31st, 2022 – Entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Tuesday May 31, 2022, Bob Biernaskie of Picton died at the age of 63. He was the son of Raymond and Frances Biernaskie of Barry’s Bay and husband to Lorna (nee Sullivan). Bob was the father of Brennan and Ali and grandfather to Ayla, Dax and Isabel. Bob was the brother of Phyllis Curran, Philip, William (Bonita), late Paul, Patricia, Yvonne, Tracey Cosentino (Joe), Kim and Anita. He will be remembered his many nieces and nephews. Bobby was best friend to Betty Branscombe and will be remembered by her family, specifically Jordyn, Cody-Rae, Mellissa, Madison and Wyatt, whom he thought of them as his own. Mr. Biernaskie is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass & Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 11th at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church in Barry’s Bay at 10:30 AM. Burial to follow after mass. Please join us to celebrate Bob’s Life after mass at 86 Wilno Street in Barry’s Bay at 1:00 pm. Special Thank you to the staff at Hospice Prince Edward in Picton and the Palliative care team in Picton, especially Brad Gunn. You all made Bob’s final days as comfortable as possible. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward in Picton (https://www.hospiceprinceedward.ca) in Bob’s name would be appreciated be the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Bob, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DICK TENHOVE – July 18th, 1936 – May 28th, 2022 – Born a native of Holland, a young Dick Tenhove traveled to Canada and established Tenhove Farms with his family in the community of Carrying Place Ontario. Predeceased by his parents (Arend Tenhove and Hendrikje Strijkert). Dick went on to maintain the farm and care for his sister (Trina Tenhove) until her final hours in this life. After the sale of the farm, Mr Tenhove purchased what is lovingly referred to as Tenhove’s Grace. Where he went from being a farmer to a collector, a lover of gardens, and finally left this world at home surrounded by love and adoration right up until his final breath. Left behind were his nephews Jason & Tara Pavy and their son Nolan, Charlie & Shirley Tenhove and Andy & Laura Tenhove and their children Stephanie, Rachel, Erica, and Ryan. Mr. Tenhove was never married but after farming his favorite pastime was collecting anything and everything he saw fit. In this he collected a family whom he loved as though they were designed to complete the family he never built. Left behind are his dear friends David & Shirley Grossjean, Cathrine Vanskiver, Paul Jones, Thomas Dodd, Arlene Gales, and Justin Gales. And his adopted grandchildren whom all lovingly called him OPA. They are as follows: Robin Gales
James & Jannelle Hooey (TAZ, Danny, Kammie, Heleneh) David & Samantha Ostroskie (Lincoln, Bella, Bryson) Jerri-Lynn Ostroskie (Kaesha, Jase) Sean & Victoria Chapman (Annon, Ethan, Logan) Victoria Carson (Gaven)
Sarah Nash (Elizabeth, Glen) And every forgotten stray (fur baby or forgotten soul) he gave a new beginning to. Dick made an impact of everyone he met, he was loved and respected and will never be forgotten for he had a heart so big everyone became family. Celebration of life to be held at Tenhove’s Grace, 169 Hiscock Shores Rd. Carrying Place ON. On July 16 2022 commencing at 1p.m. Online condolences and to share memories of Dick, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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THELMA DOREEN PECK (Bronson) – May 31st, 1928 – May 27th, 2022 – Entered into rest at Westlake Terrace, Picton, on Friday, May 27, 2022. Thelma Peck (nee Bronson) formerly of R R 9, Picton died at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late James & Isabel Bronson (nee Stringer) and wife of the late Bob Peck. Thelma was the loving mother of Janice Bradley (Ken) of Victoria, BC, Leonard of R R 9, Picton, Suzanne Bolton (Stephen) of R R 2, Picton, Laurie Peck of Bobcaygeon, and the late Timothy. She was the grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 6. Thelma is predeceased by her sisters Edith Langdon, Mildred Caverley, Effie Martin, Ramona Hawley and her brother Allan Bronson. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Peck is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450) for visitation on Monday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 1 p.m. with Lt. Joe Ludlow officiating. Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired donations to Westlake Terrace Residents Fund would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Thelma, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservice.com

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ADA PHEOBE WILKINSON (Hatheway) – March 25th, 1924 – May 24th, 2022 – Ada Wilkinson (nee Hatheway) passed away peacefully at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home on Tuesday May 24th, 2022, in her 99th year. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Bev Skidmore, her many nieces and nephews, her friends and her adoring Morkie, Charlie Brown. Her much loved husband, Wilkie, passed away three years ago after 74 years of marriage. Ada was born in the small logging community of Plaster Rock, New Brunswick on March 25th, 1924. She was born the third youngest of 8 children. She remembered having an idyllic childhood surrounded by lots of affection. There she had the opportunity to develop her love of sports, namely skiing and baseball. In later years she played a lot of tennis and became quite the golfer, a game she truly loved. She walked the golf course in Wellington until she was 92 years old! Ada had many other talents besides sports. She hosted her own radio show in Zweibrücken, Germany while living there for three years with her husband Wilkie who was in the air force. She was elected President of the local Professional Women’s Business Association while living in Georgetown, Ontario and enjoyed many years of singing with Sweet Adelines. Many pictures were taken of her outstanding Yorkshire pudding that she made in a cast iron frying pan. Her fruit pies with her amazing pastry were legendary. In 1965, Wilkie and Ada purchased a small waterfront cottage in the Village of Wellington and spent 57 happy years in The County. In 1975 she opened County Book ‘n’ Craft in Picton with her daughter Bev and son-in-law, Don. It was the only book store in the area and also became the first local artist and artisan showplace. In 1985, the store had 70 local artistic contributors, but unfortunately it burned in the fire if that same year that destroyed many businesses in the downtown area. Ada was an active member of the United Church in Wellington for 45 years singing in their choir for many years. Many thanks to all the staff at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home and to Dr. Nancekievill for the excellent care and love she received for the past 3 years. They were all magnificent and greatly appreciated. Ada led a full and interesting life. She never shied away from new challenged or adventures. She was witty, lively, and loved socializing. She was quite the lady. Ada rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home, 33 Main St, Picton. Messages of condolence and photos may be shared at rushnellfamilyservices.com.

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ELEANOR BERNICE HENNESSY (Kerr) – October 7th, 1931 – May 24th, 2022 – At her home on Tuesday May 24, 2022, Eleanor Hennessy (nee Kerr) passed away at the age of 90. Eleanor was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Donald, son Jim, daughter Sheila May and grandson Ryan. Loved mother of Donna, Gerald (Anne), Laverne (Donna) and Ray, grandmother of 10, great grandmother of 9 and greatgreat grandmother of 1. Eleanor will be remembered by her sister-in-law Shirley Kerr and Shirley Bowerman who along with being her niece was a co-worker, friend and companion for many years. Mrs. Hennessy rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. As Eleanor requested, a celebration of her life will take place at the Salvation Army Picton Community Church on Saturday June 11 from 1 to 4 pm. following cremation and family interment at Quaker Cemetery. Messages of condolence and photos may be shared at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DONALD ALBERT ‘Don’ SELF – Peacefully entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Monday, May 23, 2022. Don Self of Prince Edward County passed away surrounded by his family at the age of 89. Loving partner of Libby Crombie, father of Patty Lavictoire, Michael Self (Sharon), Libby’s children Robyn (Ian), Brad (Alison), Martha (Daniel), Tighe (Gen). Predeceased by his wife Marion, his parents Morgan and Madeline (Madgett). Survived by his brother Morgan (Marg). Beloved grandfather of Emilie (Mark), Andrea (Eric), David (Olivia), Joanna, Andrew, Tait, Turner, Bea, Gibbie, Will, Russell, Alida, Marcus, McKenzie, Viola and Charlie. Great grandfather to Gabriel, Vera and Hannah. Mr. Self is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). In keeping with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date. If desired donations to Hospice Prince Edward, Picton (https://www.hospiceprinceedward.ca/) or The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” (https://backthebuild.ca/). For online condolences and shared memories of Don please visit www.rushnellfamilyservice.com

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SUSAN LEE ERIKA (Sooz) THORN (Stevens) – October 6th, 1952 – May 22nd, 2022 –  Suddenly entered into rest at her home, on Monday, May 23, 2022. Sooz Thorn of Picton, (n her youth she was known as Susi Stevens) died at the age of 69. She was the daughter of the late Roy Richard John Stevens and Margaret Mae (nee Smith). She was the loving companion of Peter Holley-Hime. Sooz was the loving mother of Zoe Thorn of Toronto. She was a loving sister. She will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. rs. Thorn rested at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). In keeping with Sooz’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Sooz’s life will be held at the Elk’s Hall/Picton Legion, Elks Street, Picton on Sunday June 26, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 pm. If desired donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Sooz, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RICHARD ROY PARKS – April 5th, 1954 – May 22nd, 2022 – Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday May 22, 2022, Richard Parks of Bloomfield passed away at the age of 68. Richard is survived by his son Roy of Shannonville and sister Lynda Parks Sahadat (late Joseph) of Picton and was predeceased by his son Christopher and parents Roy and Grace (nee Reeves) Parks of Tweed. He was an avid trapshooter and member of the Quinte Trap Club and as a dog lover was an active supporter of the Prince Edward Dog Park. He was well known for his unique sense of humour and his positive outlook despite recent surgeries. Arrangements entrusted to the Rushnell Funeral Home, Picton Chapel. As Richard desired, cremation will be followed by a family interment at Victoria Cemetery, Tweed, in the family plot. Family and friends will gather in remembrance of Richard at a later date to be announced. Memorial donations made to the War Amps (www.waramps.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and photos may be shared at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOHN WALTER KELLER – Passed away peacefully at the Carrington Retirement Home, Trenton on Friday, May 20th, 2022, in his 80th year. Loving husband of Isabelle Keller. Dear father of Chris Bakker (Tom) and Ted Keller (Janice Maynard). Loving grandfather to Nathan (Marcie), Michelle (Lyall), Dustin, Rachel (Jessie). Survived by sister Joyce Hill (Doug) and predeceased by siblings Lucy, Ealerey, Ina, Bill and Irvine. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and special friends Orval and Sharon Mindle. John loved his fishing and hunting and is finally free from his struggles. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation at this time. Memorial Donations to Hastings & Prince Edward Learning Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (hpelearningfoundation.com) Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LAVERN ARCHIE RAY ‘Porky’ HILL – January 23rd, 1971 – May 16th, 2022 – It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of our dear family member Lavern Archie Ray “Porky” Hill. Pork passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Prince Edward County. He will be missed by his wife Heidi Hill. His children Nathan Vanwart, predeceased by Alisha Vanwart, Brandon Rasmussen, and Anthony Rasmussen. His siblings Ron (Ann), Eva (Lloyd), Jean (Tim), Bill (Sharon) Theobald, Sandi Green, predeceased by David (Karen) Rasmussen. Mother in-law, Father in-law Ken, Iona Rasmussen. He will be missed by his grandchildren and his many Nieces, Nephews. Pork will be missed by his group of friends (the boys) that he loved, they were his family. He enjoyed Four Wheeling and Mudding, he loved hanging with his buddies and telling stories and laughing his butt off. He had a contiguous laugh that everyone loved. He lived everyday like it was his last. Pork lived life with no regrets. Pork was a character that touched so many with his kind heart and love of life. He always laughed and wore a smile. Pork loved life to the fullest. With his passing the world lost a great husband, friend, mentor, brother, father, uncle but heaven has gained a great angel. Mr. Hill is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. followed by cremation. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca) or the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca) in Pork’s memory would be appreciated by his family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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IENTSKE ‘Ena’ BOSMA – April 12th, 1931 – May 14th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest at Hallowell House Long Term Care, Picton on Saturday, May 14, 2022, Ena Bosma of Picton died at the age of 91. She was the daughter of the late Riemer & Tryntje vander Molen (nee Zylstra) and wife of the late Geert Bosma. Ena was the loving mother of Tina Hiddink (late Hank) of Bloomfield, Albert (Alice Bernier) of Belleville, Rebecca Insley (Dale) of Picton and the late Gertie Wierstra (surving Ed). She was the Grannie B of Suzanne, Michelle (Ian), Nicole, Kurt (Cathy), Brandon, Jonathan (Elahe), Emile (Ruth), Justine (Terrence) and Christina (José) and great Grannie B to her 12 great grandchildren. Ena is survived by her sisters Doet & Gé, both of Holland and predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bosma is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). Funeral Service will be held from Bethany Christian Reformed Church, Bloomfield on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Rev. Bruce Adema and Rev. Barb Willard officiating. **At the Request of the Family, Masks/Face Coverings Are Required to Attend the Services at the Church*** Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CLARA MARIE PRINGLE (Jewell) – June 14th, 1932 – May 13th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton on Friday, May 13, 2022, Clara Pringle of Picton died at the age of 89. She was the daughter of Walter & Violet Jewell (nee Rallison) and wife of the late Everett. Clara was the mother of Stephen of Belleville and the late Larry (surviving Susan) of Bath and the late David. She was the grandmother of Jody, Stacy, Brandi-Jo, Thomas, and the late Kandi-May and great grandmother of Benjamin, Noah, Alexis and Parker. Clara is predeceased by her siblings, Arlie, Barb, Beatrice, Marguerite, Bill, Curtis and Bob and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Pringle is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Family Plot in Cressy Cemetery. If desired, donations to Cressy United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SHANNON LORRAINE ‘George’ KILEY – December 12th, 1980 – May 12th, 2022 – Suddenly entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Shannon Kiley fondly known by family and close friends as “George” of Prescott died at the young age of 41. She was the youngest daughter of her beloved “Mooma” Maureen Taylor-Kiley, step-daughter of Rick Brock of Picton, and special youngest daughter of the late Robert “Bob” Kiley. Shannon was the cherished and loving mother of Kayla Mann of Brockville, whom she adored with her entire heart and soul. She was a loving mother to her step-daughter Kaleigh Mann of Brockville whom she loved dearly. She was the beloved little sister of Sara Jane “Nee” Kiley-McDonald (David “Dee”) of Prescott and Heather “Behbah” (Norm “Skip” Gibson) of Elizabethtown. She was predeceased prior to birth by her older sister, Elizabeth Ann. Shannon was the calming, loving, cool “Aunt ShanAunton” of Alex “Kitty” Gibson, and special cousin of Jenny Ruthven of Welland, with whom she shared a close bond “Mahushrul”. She will be fondly remembered by her many close Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and countless close Friends. Shannon was larger than life and cared deeply for others. Her heart overflowed with love and pride for Kayla and she cherished every moment they spent together and all of their many chats. She was a strong and devoted advocate for mental health and addictions, and a champion for social justice. Shannon is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). A Celebration of Shannon’s Life Ceremony will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 1 pm. If desired, and in keeping with Shannon’s passion for helping those struggling with mental illness and addiction, donations to Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health (https://llgamh.ca/), or the BC Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (http://www.bcmhsus.ca/) would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MICHAEL WILLIAM SMITH – January 20th, 1944 – May 12th, 2022 – Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday, May 12 after battling cancer for a second time. Born Jan. 20, 1944 in London, England. Parents William and Mabel; is survived by his older sister Pam. Also survived by his devoted wife and soulmate, Pauline, married 54 years. He loved and was very proud of his four children: Matthew, Jamie (Nell), Alison (Ryan) and Timothy (Lourdes) and granddaughter, Luna. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, University of Georgia (Fulbright scholar) and University of British Columbia (Killam scholar), with degrees in environmental studies. Professor and chair of Geography, and later Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University, Ottawa. Pioneer in permafrost research, spending much time in Canada’s North. He was grateful for the many friendships made after moving to Picton 17 years ago. He volunteered his time freely with many community groups, most notably as chair of the Prince Edward County Youth Centre (ROC), believing that every child should be given the chance to succeed in life, as he had. He was also involved with County Kids Read and several singing groups, including Joyful Noise, visiting local nursing homes and providing lively musical accompaniment on his banjo. He loved music, woodworking, fine food and wine, and Tai Chi. He lived out his spiritual beliefs of kindness, compassion and happiness. His intellect, sense of humour and wit will be missed by many. Visitation in Glenwood Chapel on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 am, followed by a short eulogy and a Green Burial. We thank Dr. Elizabeth Christie for her compassion and care, and Michael’s closest friend, Brian Pinkerton, for his unwavering support. Thanks to Rushnell Funeral Home in Picton for their guidance and assistance. Donations can be made to the PEC Youth Centre (ROC). Gone too soon. Always cherished. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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DONNA MARIE BIBEAU (Kerr) – May 22nd, 1938 – May 12th, 2022 – Suddenly and peacefully at Friendly Manor, Deseronto, Donna Bibeau (nee Kerr) passed away on Thursday May 12, 2022 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Florian Bibeau and loved mother of Lee (Robert Main) and Paul (Brenda), all of Picton, Sylvia Bibeau of Brockville and Ben (Susanne) of Picton. Loving grandmother to Colette, Jessica (Ryan), Shelley (David), Christopher (Debbie), Sheri (Alan), Brandon, Brittany (Jeremy), Sabrina (Rob), Adam (Amy), Kody, Nicole (Matt) and Aaron and great-grandmother to Alex, Austin, Mackenna, Taylor, Ashlynn, Mallory, Mika, Paylen, Briar, Pagie, Isabelle, Reverie, Asher and Albert. Dear sister of Madeline Lowes of Rosehall and the late Katherine Tripp. Mrs. Bibeau rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. As she preferred, there will be no service. Messages of condolence or photographs may be shared at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RUSSEL WALTER FORSYTH – Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at the Belleville General Hospital, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Peggy Forsyth and survived by wife Margaret Lumley. Loving father of Christine Burden (Richard), Larry (Lorraine), Kenneth (Nahid) and Kevin (Gloria). Russel will be fondly remembered by his 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his siblings Elmer, Addie and Jean. Russel was a passionate farmer and he truly enjoyed life and his family. He loved and was loved. He will be sadly missed. Friends may visit with the family at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Tuesday, May 17th from 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held prior to the visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DAWN JUDY TINDALE – Passed peacefully on May 5th, 2022
In her 73nd year. Beloved wife of Donald Tindale and loving mother of Dean (Jennifer) and Dwayne (Danielle). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Summer, Chase (Savannah), Carter, Amelia and Liam. Dear sister of Lori (Jeff) Penrice, Joy (Steve) McMahon, Donald Johnson and the late Terry Vanbuskirk. Dear daughter of the late Inez and James Vanbuskirk. Remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and other family members. Friends may visit with the family at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Monday, May 9th from 6pm-8pm. A Graveside Service will take place at Bowerman-McFaul Cemetery on Tuesday, May 10th, at 11am. Reception to follow at Allisonville Elks Lodge where we can share stories and celebrate the life of a wonderful woman. If desired, memorial donations can be made in Dawn’s name to the Terry Fox Foundation or the local Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ARNOLD DEVRIES – July 25th, 1931 – May 5th, 2022 – Choir Member – Picton United Church – Suddenly entered into rest at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Arnold Devries of Picton died at the age of 90. He was the son of the late Auke & Sijtske Devries (nee Swart). Arnold was the loving father of Sharon McLean (Jim), Janet Fernandez (Jorge), all of Belleville, Sally LaPorte (Marc) of Kingston and remembered by their mother, Eleanor Devries of Picton. He was the dearest grandpa of Katherine, Scott, Alexander, Nicholas, Rebecca, Danielle, Nicole and great grandpa of Jaklyn, Nathan, Scarlett and Parker. Arnold is survived by his sisters Ruth Westerhof (Frank) of Picton, Jane Devries of Belleville, his brother Sid Devries (late Helen) of Napanee, and by his sister-in-law Sylvia Devries of Trenton. Predeceased by his brothers John and Allen (Johanna). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Arnold will be sadly missed by his friend, Pat Romkey of Picton. Mr. Devries is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Friday, May 13 from 6-8 p.m. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 1 pm with visitation for 1 hour before the Service. Private family Inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation – Back the Build would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be left at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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WILLIAM ROBERT ‘Bill’ WOODS – February 1, 1942 – May 4, 2022 – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill Woods, at the age of 80, after a brave and difficult struggle with COPD. Bill enjoyed a lifelong successful career in the printing industry, where he made many friends. After hours, he loved nothing better than shooting pool, having a few beers, and telling stories! He leaves behind his devoted wife Diane, beloved sons Rob, Paul, and Dave as well as his cherished stepchildren Michele (Garry), Mike (Ashley), and Tom (Sheramie). Bill will be missed by his brothers Ron, and Peter (Mary) as well as his nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Mr. Woods is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. As per Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial service. If desired, donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation – Back the Build. Online condolences can be left at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JENNY ROSE PROUT – Peacefully entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, Jenny Rose Prout (nee Jones) of Picton died at the age of 87. She was the daughter of the late James & Annie Jones (nee Delyea) and was the beloved wife of the late Jim. Jenny was the loving mother of Pat Guernsey (Paul) of Picton and the late Bobby. She was the dearest Nan of Rachel Conley (Ken), Jennifer Ormond (Brett), Randall Guernsey (Michelle), Megan Guernsey (Shane Wilkinson), Joshua Guernsey (Kaylin), and Melissa Seay (Sam) and the great nan of Nolan, Abigail, Grace, Charlotte, Griffin, Savanna, Payden, Alayna, Ethan, Lena, Miles, Avery, Shannon and Aiden. Jenny is survived by her brother Jimmy (Grace) Jones, and her sisters Joyce (Pat) Gervais and Brenda (Ron) Ryan and by her sister-in-law Elaine Jones. She is predeceased by her brother Leonard Jones. Jenny will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Prout is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Thursday, May 12 from 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2 Corey Street, Bloomfield on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 12:30 pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the service. Jenny & Jim will be laid to rest, together at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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EMILY SUE LAVENDER – Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 30. Loving partner of Brent Ashton. Beloved daughter of Sue Lavender (late Mike). Dear sister of Michelle (George) and Jamie (Cynthia). The best Aunt to Brayden, Alexia, Elle and Grayson. Lovingly remembered by the Ashton family and her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Emily enjoyed music and had a passion for art. She loved to draw and paint. She will be sadly missed by her many friends in the community. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, May 5th from 6-8 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Wellington Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations to The Hub Child & Family Center or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. “This morning with her having coffee” Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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EDWARD JAMES ‘Ed’ KENNELLY – October 30th, 1935 – May 1st, 2022 – Entered into rest at the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, Napanee on Sunday, May 1, 2022, Ed Kennelly of Napanee, formerly of Greenbush died at the age of 86. He was the son of the late Timothy & Nora Kennelly (nee Keegan). Ed was the loved brother of Mary of Belleville, Nora (late Alex Mann) of East Lake, Katherine (late Robert Marcil) of Toronto, late Joseph, late Margaret and late Anne (Ed Teefy). He was the dear uncle of nine and great-uncle of twenty. Ed was born on October 30, 1935, in Greenbush and attended SS #8, North Marysburgh, and then Picton High School. He was a farmer in the County for 70+ years, an active member in the Knights of Columbus, an avid card player, a regular sales barn attendee, a dessert aficionado, and always up for a good laugh. The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks for the kindness and compassion shown to Ed by Tony & Agnes Evans, the Staff at the Riverine Retirement Residence, and the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital. Mr. Kennelly is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Father George Okoye in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Picton on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. Rite of Committal with Prayers in the family plot at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to St. Gregory the Great Church or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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GREGORY JOHN ‘Greg’ HOWARD – Retired Captain & 2nd Generation Proprieter, Schooner’s Fish n’ Chips, Picton – Peacefully entered into rest at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, Napanee, on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Greg Howard of Deseronto died at the age of 63. He was the son of the late Peter & Joan Howard (nee LaBelle) and was the husband of Mary (nee Hird). Greg was the dad of Mark (Anne), Joanna (Emerson), and Sean (Sandy), and he was the papa of Kaleb, Jayme and the late Tara (surviving Brian). He was the husband of the late Anita (nee Ferguson), Greg was the grandpa of Marlee, Percy, Claire, Aurora, Greyson, Eva, and Ella. He is survived by his sister June Hughes and predeceased by his brother Gary. Greg will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Mr. Howard is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Greg’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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GERALD PARENT – It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Gerald Parent on April 28th, 2022 in his 74th year, with his loving wife of 55 years Brenda by his side. Son of the late Arnold and Mary Parent. Father of Shane Parent (Leslie Sherman), Tammy Parent (Dan Edwards), and Christina McIntosh (Mark). Loving papa to Kira, Caius, Kincaid and Caelin McIntosh and Kaylee Cruickshank. Survived by his brothers Michael Parent (Judy), Danny Parent (Shari), John Parent (Fiona), William Boyle, Judy Parent (Paul Douglas), and predeceased by his brother Robert Parent. Gerald will be sadly missed by family, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank for all their care for Gerald to Bayshore Nurse Bre Young and Nurse Practitioner Amber Babcock, VON PSW Kassie and Belleville & Kingston Oncology. A Memorial Service will be held at Maranatha Church, Belleville on May 11th at 2pm. Refreshments to follow service in the hall. Arrangements in the care of AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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WILLIAM MARK GALLINGER  – At his home, on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Mark Gallinger, of Belleville, in his 64th year. Son of Gayle McNicholl (nee Maxworthy) and the late James Gallinger. Resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Online condolences at www.rushnell.com

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BARBARA GWENDOLINE McCONNELL – (Minnie) – November 5th, 1928 – April 26th, 2022 – At Kentwood Park on Tuesday April 26, 2022, Barbara McConnell (nee Minnie) passed away at the age of 93. Much loved mother of Lynda, Brenda (Bill), Connie, Mel, Wanda (Darrell) and the late Billy. Proud grandmother of 14, great grandmother of 21 and greatgreat grandmother of 6. Mrs. McConnell rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Family interment at Actinolite following cremation. For those desiring, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com.

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ISAAC BENJAMIN HOUSTON – 1928- 2022 – My husband and the light of my life, Ben Houston, passed away peacefully in his own bed, holding my hand just as he would have wanted. Predeceased by his parents, Anne and Isaac, his three brothers, Charles, Orr and Samuel and his sister, Jane all of Northern Ireland; his first wife, Barbara and daughter, Susan, and his brothers-in-law, Raymond Anber, Michael Khoury, and John Emran as well as many friends and contemporaries over the years whom he loved and shared good times with. Our hope is that he’s seeing them all again. Ben was deeply loved and will be missed by his wife of 33 years, Zahia (Zoe), brother, Frank (Henni); children Bill (Teresa), Chuck (Colleen), Aubrey, Kellie Anne and Kent and sisters-in-law, Laila, Sue, Mona (Fayez), Monti (George), Hinde and Lou. Loving grandfather to Dustin (Kora), Danny, Connor, Katie (Max), Nicole, Christopher, Dylan, and Maggie and proud great-grandfather to Liam, Aspyn, Kayleigh, Katelyn with another great-granddaughter on the way. He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends all over the world including Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Ben immigrated from Northern Ireland in 1949 at the young age of 21. Through hard work and tenacity, he found great success as owner/operator of STS Motors in Scarborough. There was nothing Ben could not do when he put his mind to it; nothing he couldn’t build, repair or create from scratch. When you were around Ben, you always felt secure in the knowledge that whatever happened, Ben could fix it, and he shared that talent willingly with all his friends and neighbours. What a safe feeling that was! He also renovated and built several homes. Then upon his retirement in ’95, he bought a farm in PEC thus returning to his Irish roots. He turned that farm into a County showpiece where many would stop to admire his red barn, his horses, his highland cattle and, most importantly, (at least to him), his beautifully mowed lawn. People used to tease that he used GPS to get those lines so straight! This particular time from ’95 to 2007 leaves his family and friends with many incredible memories and stories to tell for generations to come. My nieces fell for his Irish charm and sayings. “You have enough tongue for ten rows of teeth!”, he would tease when they spoke too much or “live horse and you’ll get grass “, when they made him a promise he didn’t think they could keep. They lapped it all up and just loved their “Uncle Ben”. Ben loved that farm but time and age necessitated a move. In 2007, his dear friend, Wayne Baker severed a lot for him to build a new house on the south side of 33 and he took that on with gusto and supervised the building every step of the way often working alongside the construction crew. He made sure that the work was done right. He admonished people to “beware my friend of good enough”. He truly despised that expression. It needed to be great not just good. Having put so much of himself into that project, the decision to downsize in 2020 was extremely painful but had to be made as his health was failing and he was unable to look after the property the way he wanted. In the end, the man who could do everything, could do almost nothing and that was so frustrating for him. When the end came, it was a kindness. His pain was over but for those he’s left behind, it’s just beginning. They say your grief is directly proportional to the depth of your love. We will be grieving a long time. The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Johannsson, his staff and the staff at PECMH; Gayle and Christa and staff at the Wellington Pharmacy; the PSWs, Sue and Nicole and the VON, Judy. You are angels for the work you do. Thank you to all the friends and neighbours in the County and away who gave Zoe so much love and support. You know who you are. The family is in your debt. To Gord Demers, with whom Ben shared a love of the Wellington Dukes where they hardly missed a game at home or away and a love of cribbage, (still not sure who holds the championship belt), there are no words. You were a good friend to Ben and Zoe. She will never forget your support in transitioning to the new home, and in simply being there for Ben through good and bad times. He was so happy to see you one last time. Finally, an important and heartfelt thank you to Judy Weatherall, who came into our lives four years ago and who, when Covid made it impossible for the family to help, became family and did all she could to help Zoe move. She was with Zoe at Ben’s side rubbing his back when he took his last breaths. We are so lucky to have met you! Arrangements in the care of Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Due to the current conditions of the pandemic, and the many different locations of our loved ones, a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. Donations in Ben’s memory can be made to PECMH, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Wellington Lion’s Club. Rest In Peace, dearest Love. I can feel those Irish eyes smiling down on me.  Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MONA CATHERINE ISABEL CROSS (Douglas) – November 1st, 1921 – April 19th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest at Hastings Manor Long Term Care Facility, Belleville on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Mona Cross (nee Douglas), formerly of Picton died at the age of 100. She was the daughter of the late Donald Douglas and Mabel Baskin and was the wife of the late Willard Cross. Mona was the loving mother of Sylvia MacCaskill (late Wayne) of St. Andrews, Calvin of Richmond and Alice Jacques (Nolan) of Mississauga and mother-in-law of Carole Cross of St. Catharines. Predeceased by her son Carl. She will be fondly remembered by her 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandsons. Mona is predeceased by her grandson Robert, her brother Philip Douglas and she will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cross is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10:30 am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to Hastings Manor – Residents Fund would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BARBARA ANN PHILP (nee Miller) – October 5, 1927 – April 18, 2022 – A Life Well Lived -Peacefully, on Tuesday, April 18, 2022 in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario in her 95th year surrounded by her children, Douglas (Julie), Ann (Dick Pease), and Nancy, passing a year after Don, her life partner of 73 years. She loved holding court as “GG” at annual family gatherings in her beloved “Inwego” at Lac Superieur, Quebec with her six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Barbara grew up in Montreal as an only child where she led a spirited youth, served in the Red Cross Volunteers, worked at Bell Canada, and then started her family. She raised her children in five cities before again returning to Toronto where she volunteered with the Grenfell Mission, later retiring to Lac Superieur and then to Picton. Barb continued to live in her home, along with her cat “Princess”, maintaining active engagement with her family and friends through the committed help of her daughter Nancy, extraordinary neighbours, Mame & Bill Franklin, and the aid of her wonderful PEC caregivers. Our mother will be remembered as a unique character, engaging, sometimes intellectually contrarian, but most memorable for the love of her family. A private family gathering will be held later in Quebec. Arrangements entrusted to the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450)

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DOROTHY HELEN McGEE – Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at Hastings Manor, Belleville, at the age of 84. Loving wife of 66 years to Gerry McGee. Dear mother of Terry and predeceased by daughter Cheryl Marshall-Peddlesden (Mike). Gram to Megen Clarke (Mike), A.J. Marshall (Toni), Kristi and Mark McGee. GG to Avery, Cash, Cohen and Gray. Fondly remembered by her family and friends. Special thanks to all our friends and neighbours, especially those at the Daybreak Program at St. Paul’s United Church, Stirling, Bettyanne and Blaine Lewis, Anne, Frank and Jason Petrie and good buddy Harvey who phones every morning. As per Dorothy’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Daybreak Program at St. Paul’s United Church or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS DANIEL PETER ‘Tom’ NIELSEN – Suddenly entered into rest on Friday, April 15, 2022 at his residence, Tom Nielsen of Cherry Valley died at the age of 64. He was the son of the late Dan & Mary Nielsen (nee McMahon). Tom was the loving father of Angela, Laura (Mike Craig) and Erik (Brittany Brown), all of Picton. He was the dearest grandfather of Molly, Walker, Grayson, Ripley, and Elizabella. Tom is predeceased by his sister Danielle Nielsen. Mr. Nielsen is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place in keeping with Tom’s wishes. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations in Tom’s memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Tom, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RUTH LUNAN – We sadly share news that our dear mom Ruth Lunan ( nee Stevenson) passed away at Trenton Memorial Hospital on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 after a brief stay due to a fall at home. Beloved wife of the late Wilbert Lunan (Rocky). Ruth was the last of the Stevensons, predeceased by two sisters and five brothers. She was a loved Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Dearly loved by many nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place.
A private interment will be held at Rose Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Back the Build
would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the
Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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D. WYNNE THOMAS – Wynne Thomas passed away Friday, April 8, 2022 in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, having lived almost 95 years. He was born in Blaengarw, Wales on September 24, 1927 to Llewellyn and Florence Thomas, but spent most of his young life in Caersws, Wales. He had two siblings; his sister, Doris, who died before he was born, and his elder brother, who died in the early 1950’s, as did his parents. Wynne was an exceptional student in his younger years, but World War II intervened and he never pursued a post-secondary education. Instead, he joined the Royal Air Force, albeit not soon enough to actually engage in aerial combat. Nevertheless, he did learn to fly, a passion which he followed for most of his adult life. While in the RAF, he was stationed in Gibraltar and later in Paris, where between flights he honed his intellectual and athletic skills playing chess, billiards, ping pong and the occasional game of rugby, amongst other youthful pursuits. Following demobilization, Wynne began his career in journalism, first in small weekly Welsh newspapers and then in a Cardiff daily. But upon being denied a position in one of Britain’s most prestigious newspapers, he decided to seek his future in North America, arriving in Montreal around 1960 virtually penniless. In order to make ends meet he took a job as night watchman on the docks, but before long he found employment in the publicity department of Canadian Pacific Railway. Wynne progressed and following work at the AC Neilson Company in Toronto, took a position as editor of a new magazine called Stimulus. Wynne had several outside interests while in Toronto, foremost of which was flying gliders. He joined a club near Rockton, Ontario, and was proficient enough to become one of Canada’s first certified gliding instructors. He was in his element either soaring or flying long distances. Wynne was also an avid art collector and refurbished antique clocks and regulators as well as antique barograph barometers (the later inspired no doubt by his aviator’s concern about upcoming weather). He also took up bird watching. It was while in Toronto that he hired Barbara Moon, an accomplished free-lance journalist, to do an article for his magazine. They soon found that they were soul mates, sharing many interests, Together they could certainly be counted amongst the social and literary elite of the city. They married in 1968 and began life together in a small apartment just east of the Beaches’ neighbourhood. They then bought a lovely home in Thornhill. Their final home in Toronto was a house overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs where they developed an itch for home remodeling, an itch that persisted for many years to come. Around the time of his marriage, Wynne accepted a position as director of communications for Imperial Oil, being responsible for the publication of their corporate review and annual reports and undertaking other tasks such as drafting speeches for senior management. He worked there for 22 years, with distinction. Upon their retirement in the late 1990’s, Wynne and Barbara purchased a farm at Point Petre, Prince Edward County, and then undertook a major renovation of the farmhouse. Once completed, they set upon becoming an integral part of the County, making many friends. They joined other enthusiasts in promoting the cinema and attended or hosted social events, among which was a smoked salmon soiree at the farm. Wynne became a member of the ‘so called’ Shadow Cabinet, a group which broadened their interest and satisfied their curiosity by arranging tours of local enterprises, followed by a good meal in one of the County’s fine restaurants. Barbara and Wynne also supported the artistic community by investing in the works of various local artists. Simultaneously, they continued their professional careers, forming Editors at Large to undertake writing and editing tasks on a free-lance basis. In about 2007, they sold the farm and moved into Picton, where, not surprisingly, they remodelled a house overlooking the harbour. However, before the renovations were completed in 2009, Barbara contracted viral encephalitis and soon after, died. Wynne, of course, was devastated. Nevertheless, he persevered and continued to be a pillar of the community. His final home was a nice bungalow in Picton, where he enjoyed socializing with his friends, reading books, magazines and newspapers, and being surrounded by fine art and antiques. Besides being an interesting man, Wynne was intelligent, well read and urbane. He could carry a conversation easily, with wit and charm, and had opinions on almost any issue or event. It’s fair to say though, that he did not suffer fools lightly. In the end, he simply succumbed to old age and died in Picton Hospital. He is survived in Canada by two nephews Graham and Scott Murray and their families, as well as relatives in Wales and elsewhere. The family would like to thank the care givers who helped Wynne maintain an independent lifestyle over the last few years, in particular Cindy Pilon. It would also like to thank John Clarke for acting as Wynne’s Power of Attorney during the difficult months before his death. Finally it would like to thank Peta Hall, a dear friend of Wynne’s who was able to comfort him during his final hours. Mr. Thomas is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). The Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 2 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Rev. Fran Langlois to officiate. His ashes will be interred beside those of his wife Barbara and her family in the Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, Ontario, at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolence and to share memories of Wynne, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KATHLEEN VIRGINIA BURLEY (Harrison) – November 13th, 1916 – April 7th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Thursday April 7, 2022, Kathleen Burley (nee Harrison) of Cressy, at the age of 105. Beloved wife of the late Howard Burley and loving mother of Ralph and his late wife Betty. Cherished grandmother of Todd and his wife Jacqueline and Virginia and her husband Neil Harwood. Adoring great grandmother of Marissa (Matt), Jacob (Brittany) and Joseph (Alexa). Mrs. Burley rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home, Picton Chapel, 33 Main St. A family service will take place at Cressy United Church Cemetery in the summer. If desired, memorial donations to Cressy United Church Cemetery Board would be appreciated. On line condolences or photos may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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LELAND FRED PEARSALL – May 23rd, 1921 – April 7th, 2022 – Born May 23, 1921, “100 years”, passed away April 7, 2022 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Meeting his goal of 100 yrs was one of the best days of his life. He was a 5th generation farmer on the family farm working hard and enjoyed a long, full and very healthy life. He had the enjoyment of many friendships and married to the love of his life and business partner, Barbara, for 76.5 yrs. He always said that he lived at the best of times to see so many changes like walking behind a plough all day to prepare a field, to the big tractors of today sowing his fields in a day. He became very fit and strong, laughing about those thinking they could arm wrestle this young skinny guy and underestimating his strength. He milked cows, then moved to beef cattle and finally was a Drover with Ross Mangan, a cattle buyer. “I’ve been in most barns in this County”. He had so many stories and they always ended with how he treated people honestly. Honesty was a strong value that he held high and always lived by. He loved helping people and supported farmers to get their herd going or sitting with farmers to help and teach them how to buy good cattle for reasonable prices at the sales barns. A fellow farmer with a loaded truck and a flat tire prompted Leland to stop and load the man’s cow onto his truck and took her to the sales barn allowing the man to fix his tire and still get to see his cow sold. Dancing was a great joy for both parents and he was dancing on his 95th birthday and doing the old fashioned waltz like a pro. He had his trade mark quick sense of humour. He was still making us all laugh right up until the day before he went to hospital. He believed that you add 7 minutes to your life with every laugh you have. Leland had the distinction of being a lifetime donor to the Picton Blood Donor Clinic and a Life member of the Picton Elks Lodge. He is predeceased by his parents Rodman “Earl” Pearsall and Eva Viola Sullivan and his daughter Evva “Roanne” Therrien, and his sister Reta Brummell and brother-in-law Marshall Brummell. Leland will be sadly missed by daughter Rilla Rhodes (Leith), son-in-law Jack Therrien, grandsons Dustin Therrien (Crystal) and Derek Therrien. Remembered by his great grandchildren as GG pop to Arlo, Deacon, and Raya Therrien. A Thank You goes out to the wonderful staff of 2 South, Prince Edward Memorial Hospital in his final hours; to the love and care by all the private care givers of Blessed Bridges Senior Care Services, most notably Catherine, Shawna, Tania, Amanda, Lynn, Kathleen, and to the support and kindness of “All” staff and all services at the Richmond Retirement Home; and to the Victorian Order of Nurses PSW Assisted Living Care Givers, namely Amanda, Ellen, Cindy, Justin, Faye, Katelyn. Quite the team of people and all gave him an exemplary quality of life in these last 2 years since Barbara’s death. Resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home, Picton Chapel. Interment will be at the Glenwood Cemetery, Picton, following a family graveside service. Donations may be made to PECMH Foundation “Back the Build” or the Regional Urology Program at Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation (613-392-2540) or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MONA LEE GREENBERG – October 18th, 1953 – April 6th, 2022 – Entered into rest after a short battle at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Wednesday, April 06, 2022, Mona Lee Greenberg (nee Green, formerly Snider) died at the age of 68. She was the daughter of Sarah Green (nee Walmsley) of Picton and the late Ronald Green. Mona Lee was the loving wife of Jack. She was the dearest mother of Karrianne Klein (Dan) of Ottawa, Brandt Snider (Ashley) of New Hampshire and Ian Snider of North Carolina. Mona Lee will be sadly missed by all of her grandchildren. She is survived by her brothers James, Danny, and Paul and her sister Holly Seymour and will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Mrs. Greenberg is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service from Gilead Fellowship, Downes Avenue, Picton on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dennis Pringle officiating. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MARY KATHLEEN HENSMAN (Murray) – 1932 – 2022 – Graduate of St. Joseph Nursing School, Class of 1954 – In her 91st year, Mary passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. Predeceased by her parents, Mary Anne (Flanagan) Murray and John Murray. Most adored spouse of Des Hensman, in their 64th year of marriage – a match made in heaven! Most beautiful and loved Mother of Mary Anne (Brian), Shannon and Matthew. Beloved and cherished grandmother of Matthew (Natalie) and Mark Wright and Alexander Hensman; and great-grandmother of Liam James. Dear sister of Vincent (Gail) Murray of Cherry Valley. Remembered fondly by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Mary grew up in Prince Edward County, Waupoos Island and Cherry Valley. She moved to Kingston to begin her nursing career. She worked as a nurse at Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, and the Institute of Psychotherapy. Mary lived a wonderful life focused on her faith and her family. She exemplified the teachings of Jesus through her caring interactions with others and her words of wisdom to all. The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks for the compassion and kindness shown to Mary by Dr. Chris Frank and staff and Providence Care Hospital, Case Manager Ryan of Southeast Home and Community Support Services, CBI Nurses, St. Elizabeth PSWs and ParaMed Home Health Care. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions in Mary’s name can be made to Parkinson’s Canada or St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston. The family welcomed visitors on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 6 – 8p.m. at James Reid Funeral Home. As per the request of the family, masks are requested. Catholic Mass took place at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 beginning at 10 am with a reception to follow in the Reception Centre at James Reid Funeral Home. Inurnment will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Picton. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are welcome to join the family. Online condolences at James Reid Funeral Home

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ARDIS CLARA WAY – Suddenly entered into rest at her residence on Sunday, April 3, 2022, Ardis Way (nee John) of Napanee, formerly of Belleville and Picton died at the age of 84. She was the daughter of the late Alfred & Grace John (nee Thompson) and beloved wife of the late Robert. Ardis was the loving mother of Stephen (Joanne) of Trenton and Brian (Suzanne) of Port Hope. She is predeceased by her son Garry. Ardis was the dearest grandmother of Robbie and Meaghan. She is predeceased by her sisters Alice Cavanaugh and Edith Hannah and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Way is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Friday morning from 10:00 till 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. Spring Interment at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation ‘Back the Build’ (https://pecmhf.ca/) in memory of Ardis would be appreciated by the family Online condolence and to share memories of Ardis, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RETA HEINEN – October 9, 1930 – April 1, 2022 – On Friday, April 1st, 2022 at Shalom Manor in Grimsby, God called home our Mother, Oma and Great Oma, Reta Heinen, at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of John Heinen (2010). Much loved mother of Alida and Cecil Mosselman, Eric and Elsie Heinen, Diane and Bernard Prinzen, Gerri and Henry Nyman, and Nancy and Tim Kelly. Dear sister of Bertha Heinen and sister- in-law of Riek Westervelt, Mien Heinen, Annie Heinen and Johan and Johanna Heinen, all of the Netherlands. Predeceased by many loving siblings and siblings in law. Oma will be dearly missed by her 16 grandchildren, her 34 great grandchildren and her one great great grandchild. Mrs. Heinen is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel (Whattam’s), 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Wednesday evening from 7:00 till 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Bethany Christian Reformed Church in Bloomfield, Ontario on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Adema officiating. Interment Quaker Cemetery, Bloomfield. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Shalom Manor and Gardens whose love and care for our Mother and Oma, blessed not only her, but the entire family. Donations to Shalom Manor, Grimsby (https://shalommanor.ca/donate/) or The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation ‘Back the Build’ (https://pecmhf.ca/) in memory of Reta would be appreciated by the family. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness”. Lamentations 3:22-23. Online condolences and to share memories of Reta, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JANET MARGUERITE ‘Jan’ ROBBINS – November 12th, 1948 – March 29th, 2022 – Member, St. Gregory the Great Church, Picton, Member, Royal Canadian Legion – Br. No. 78, Picton, Girl Guides & Boy Scouts of Canada – Peacefully entered into rest after a valiant battle at Carlingview Manor Long Term Care Home, Ottawa, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Janet Robbins of Ottawa, formerly of Picton, died at the age of 73. She is predeceased by her husbands, Joseph Stafrace and Bradley DeMille, and her parents Phillip Stark (father), Solomon Robbins (step-father), and survived by her mother Violet Loner (nee McIvor-Robbins). Jan was the loving mother to Maria Stafrace (Christian Dupont), Dawn Middleton (Jay Middleton), and Phillip Stafrace (Debralee Chapman). She was the loving grandmother to Daphné, Quinn, Loïc, Rowan, and Connor. Jan was the beloved sister of Terry Robbins (Lydia), Verna Dubray (Tony), Irene Robbins (Paul Goodmurphy), Cherie Longhurst (Murry), and Tina Robbins and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Ms. Robbins is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Wednesday, April 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Father George Okoye in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Picton on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 2 p.m. Spring Interment and Rite of Committal with Prayers at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Picton. A Reception will follow the funeral at The Marans (165 Main Street, Picton). If desired, donations to Defeat MSA Canada (https://www.msacanada.ca/), Canadian Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.ca/), Girl Guides of Canada (https://www.girlguides.ca/web/), or the SPCA (https://quintehumanesociety.com/) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Janet, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MARY NAOMI BLACKBURN-FORRESTER (Hughes) – February 25th, 1938 – March 29th, 2022 – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday March 29, 2022, Mary Blackburn-Forrester passed away with her family at her side at the age of 84. Predeceased by husbands Gary Alvin Blackburn and Ralph Vincent Forrester, sister Lois Bruckshaw and parents Emily M. Hughes (nee Workman) and Captain Bert Hughes. Loving step-mother to Pat (Steve Morgan), Eric, Brenda Martin (Sara Jane), Grant (Cindy), Cindy (Dan Spencer) and Norm (Linda), loving aunt to Cheryl (Ike Westervelt), Brenda (George Beauchamp), John Harrington (Teresa), Mary (Jamie DeMille) and the late Lois Marie McConkey. Mary was a much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary was born on February 25, 1938 at Cherry Valley and attended Mary St. School, PECI and Peterborough Normal School graduating in 1959. She taught in Toronto for 16 years where she met and married Gary Blackburn and returned to the County to continue teaching and to farm. Mary lost Gary in 1993 and retired from 36 years of teaching in 1995, the year she met Ralph. They married in 1996 and enjoyed all the travelling, camping and jamborees, living in Greenbush on the farm for many years. Ralph passed away in 2013 and Mary remained a kind step-mother to seven wonderful sons and daughters and treated them like her own children. Mrs. Blackburn-Forrester rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St. Following cremation a family committal will take place in Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and online condolences may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com.

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JON TREVOR WILKINS – February 23rd, 1937 – March 23rd, 2022 – Entered into rest on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at the Belleville General Hospital, Jon Wilkins of Picton died at the age of 85. Jon Trevor Wilkins was a force of nature. Vibrant, clever, charismatic, eternally curious, big-hearted, and so loving; he squeezed every drop of fun and joy out of life that he could. His keen sense of humor and laugh were infectious, and he was always looking for the next play on words or pun. When he grinned (with devilish charm), you couldn’t help but grin back. Jon was someone you went to for advice: he knew something about everything, and he was “father” to so many more than his own children. If you ever felt unsteady, he was there to help you navigate the storm straight through to calm water. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all knew him simply as “Pop” and he was everyone’s hero. Generous doesn’t begin to describe the many years of service Jon gave to his community, including his time at the Picton Rotary Club, and many years helping to run the sailing school at the Prince Edward Yacht Club. He was married to the love of his life, Barbara Jean Wilkins, for 28 years. Barb and Jon traveled the world, sailed together until late in Jon’s life, and built a beautiful life full of laughter and the deepest mutual respect and care. There are no words to describe the enormity of this loss. Jon was one-of-a-kind: a devoted husband, a caring and reliable friend, a supportive and affectionate father, and the coolest and kindest grandfather. He left an impression on every single person he met, and he will be deeply missed, always. “If there comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – A.A Milne, “Winnie the Pooh” Mr. Wilkins is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place in keeping with Jon’s wishes. A private family service will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Donations in Jon’s memory can be made to Prince Edward Memorial Hospital Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society. Barbara Wilkins would like to express her sincere gratitude to Drs. Kankesan, Woods and French for their continued care & support over the past 15 months. Also a big thank you to Jon’s Grand daughter Kelly, daughters, Jackie and Ginny for writing a lovely goodbye message/obituary for their “Pop”. Online condolences at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KATHLEEN MARY ‘Kathy’ BOOMHOWER – March 31st, 1946 – March 21st, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest at her home, on Monday, March 21, 2022, Kathleen Boomhower of Big Island died at the age of 75. She was the daughter of the late Harold & Georgina Mouck (nee Plumbly) and loving partner of Jack Purtelle. Kathy was the loving mother of Diane (Gregory Irvine) and, Tara (David Credicott) all of Picton and Harold Boomhower (Dannette) of Belleville and she was the dearest G-G of Miranda Fraser (fiancé Jean Luc Belair), Zachary Credicott, Dalton (Tara), and Hailey-Rose. Kathy is survived by her brothers Robert (Carol), Keith (Victoria), David (Ruth), John (Nancy), Donald (Susan), and Ronald (Susan) and will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Bayshore Healthcare Team for their care and compassion provided to Kathy. Mrs. Boomhower is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Friday from 12 – 2 pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Barb Willard officiating. Spring Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery, Demorestville. If desired, donations to Bayshore Healthcare be appreciated in Kathleen’s memory. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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KATHLEEN SUSANNE ‘Kathy’ LeBLANC (Robson) – September 12th, 1970 – March 21st, 2022 – At the Belleville General Hospital on Monday March 21, 2022, Kathy Le Blanc passed away at the age of 51. Beloved wife of Scott Le Blanc, loving mother of Kevin, Susanne (Eric) and Adam and grandmother of Sebastian. Kathy is survived by her mother Anna Robson of Napanee and brothers Mark and David. Kathy rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SHIRLEY MARGARET ANITA NIEMAN – May 22nd, 1949 – March 18th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest surrounded by the love of her family at her home, on Friday, March 18, 2022, Shirley Nieman of Picton died at the age of 72. She was the daughter of the late Herman & Pearl Nieman (nee Vallier). Shirley was the loving mother of Kevin (Kathy), Christine (Ted), Sherry (Jay), Angela (Derek), Shawn (Julie) and Shane. She was the special Nan of Evan, Kaleb, Kirsten, Tristan, John, Matt, Alyssa, Hailey, Kelsey, Kaitlyn, Austin, Lindsay, Jenna, Joey, Josh, Brittany, Renee, Theo, Sawyer, Brody, Graham, Karsen, Blake, Nora, Grayson and Kane. She is survived by her siblings Graham, Ruby, Mickey, Helen, Emily, Ray, Greg, and Jerry. She is predeceased by her siblings June, Gordon, Bessie, Linda and Faye. Shirley will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and, Shirley will be greatly missed by her best friend Joanne. She will be missed by her fur baby Gunner. Ms. Nieman is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Private Family Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel. If desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated in Shirley’s memory. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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LARRY SNIDER – It is with the mixed emotions of deep sorrow that comes with the loss of a loved one, but also, with the amazing comfort that comes in knowing that loved one is in the arms of their Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, that we release Larry Richard Snider, Pastor of Gilead Fellowship, after a brief illness (not covid related). Larry went to be with his Lord in his 78th year on March 16th, 2022 at PECMH. Larry was a County boy, born and raised in Wellington and returned to reside in the County with his wife 35 years ago. Predeceased by parents Milton and Marjorie Snider, and an infant sister, Marilyn. Much loved husband of Kathy for almost 50 years; who will miss him so much and will anticipate their reunion in glory. Devoted father of two daughters, Sheryl (Brendon) of Newfoundland and Shelley (Theo-deceased) of Grimsby and her three sons (three awesome grandsons), Braydon, Dalton and Nolan, who loved their Poppy and are devastated by his loss. Survived by siblings sister: Mavis Vader (Allan-deceased) of Wellington brothers: Eugene (Bev-deceased) of Wellington, Ron (Keitha-deceased) of Kitchener, Ken (Carol) of Belleville and Greg (Joanne) of North Carolina. Uncle Larry will be missed by many special nephews and nieces who have wonderful memories of fun times with him over the years, especially at the cottage property. He had a way about him; loved nicknaming people; might not remember your real name, but always the nickname, he loved to tease, gave out Happy Meal McDonald’s gift coupons, and was always very encouraging. He loved extravagantly. Larry, with his wife Kathy, pioneered a youth drop-in center in Beamsville, ON in 1975, and started two live-in homes to help abused/addicted young women; one in Ridgeway, Ontario in 1978 and one here in the County in Consecon in 1988. He then started and pastored Gilead Fellowship in 1994 until present. He will be greatly missed by all his family and the congregation of Gilead. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, March 22nd from 6-8 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Hope Centre, 46 King Street, Picton. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment Wellington Cemetery later this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to New Life Women’s Ministry or Gilead Fellowship would be appreciated. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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WENDY CONSTANCE DAXON – April 30th, 1950 – March 15th, 2022 – It is with profound sadness that the family of Wendy Constance Daxon of Hillier announces her passing on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Belleville General Hospital in her 72nd year after a courageous battle with cancer. Formerly of Weston, Toronto and Lynden, and beloved wife of Leigh Moore for 45 years, Wendy was the daughter of the late William Daxon, and is survived by her husband, mother Constance Daxon (nee Weir), sisters Deborah (Pete) Boychuck, Brenda Shields, nieces Tracy (John) Calogheros, Michelle (Paul) Girard, and nephew Peter Boychuck. Wendy was born in Weston, Ontario. Trained as a Child & Youth Worker, her career spanned 35 years in various roles in Children’s Mental Health, eventually becoming a much-loved Professor at Centennial College. Wendy was truly a Renaissance woman with many talents and interests. She was an old soul, loving all things historical, often saying she was born 200 years too late. She was a competitive baseball and volleyball player, antique dealer, ardent historical reenactor, genealogy researcher, and a knowledgeable and discerning collector of early Canadian antiques. Wendy was passionate about historic architecture, helping restore their 200 year old farmhouse, and serving on the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee. Skilled at numerous period crafts – sewing, stencilling, historic beadwork, knitting, and open hearth cooking, and an extremely talented seamstress, Wendy researched and hand sewed period correct 18th century clothing for historical re-enactments. A noted authority on 18th century clothing and textiles, she was often asked to lead training workshops for museum personnel. Wendy was proud to discover her United Empire Loyalist roots through her research, and to find, incredibly, that she was related to the Quaker family that built their 200 year old home. She loved antique vehicles and driving in her 1931 Chevy “Dolly”, and was an enthusiastic celebrator of holidays – in particular St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, and above all Christmas. Being an engaging story teller and possessing an amazing memory for poetry, Wendy entertained her friends with her theatrical recitations of lengthy poems. She loved to travel, and visited many countries around the globe. She loved camping, hot air ballooning and funky music. Wendy was intelligent, funny, extremely creative and talented, knowledgeable, gentle, diplomatic, engaging, humble, and always the voice of reason. Deeply loved and missed by her husband Leigh, her family and many friends, and her beloved Basset hound, Molly. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, followed by a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre would be appreciated. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) and condolences may be forwarded online through www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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BARBARA WEEKS – June 12th, 1943 – March 15th, 2022 – Entered into rest at the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Barbara Weeks of Picton died at the age of 78. She was the daughter of the late Olive Weeks. Barbara will be sadly missed by her friends Larry & Gail Tilling and the congregation of Picton United Church and United Church Women. Miss Weeks is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to Picton United Church would be appreciated in Barbara’s memory. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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CATHERINE MADELINE RANDS (Wattam) (formerly Powers, nee Wattam), ‘Aunt Cathie’ ‘Kay’ – July 28th, 1921 – March 12th, 2022 – Entered into rest on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Belleville General Hospital, Catherine Rands of Picton died at the age of 100. She was the daughter of the late Herb & Margaret Wattam (nee Kerr) and she was the wife of the late George Powers and the late Clyde Rands. Catherine was the loving mother of the late Scot Powers (surviving Louise) of Picton and Nancy Bailey (Brent) of Toronto. She was the dearest grandmother of Darcy, Calum (Brennan), Travis (Christina) Zach, and Lauren and great grandmother of Max. Catherine is predeceased by her brother David Wattam and her sisters Betty Wattam and Jeanne Webster and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rands is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Catherine’s wishes, her body was donated to Queen’s University – School of Anatomy for medical research. A Family Graveside Service will be held at Cressy Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Catherine, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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AODA ‘Odie’ MERLE NOBLE – It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Aoda ‘Odie’ Merle Noble, at West Lake Terrace, Picton, on Friday, March 11th, 2022 at the age of 86. Loving daughter of the late Marion and Harry Wright. Mother of Marc Noble and predeceased by husband Allan Noble. She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends. Aoda was an active member of the Wellington United Church choir and the Parent Association at Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf. She enjoyed her knitting and had a very generous and giving heart. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be announced and held at the Wellington Cemetery later in the spring. Memorial Donations to the Wellington United Church or the West Lake Terrace Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ANDREW NICHOLAS ‘Andy’ COLE – December 6th, 1926 – March 11, 2022 – With great sadness we announce the passing of Andrew Nicholas “Andy” Cole. Andy passed away peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 11, 2022, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Cole (Mann) whom he missed every day since her passing in 2015. Wonderfully loving, kind and generous father to Rosemary Cole (Wayne), Paul Cole (Lori), and Nancy Banfield (Ken). Special “Poppy” to Nathan (Brandi), Laura, Kendra (David), Lee, Kevyn, Aprill, and Emma (Justin). Poppy, to his cherished great grandchildren Jake, Sophie, Harvey, Georgia, Sam, Charlie, and soon-to-arrive baby Cole-Chapman. Predeceased by his sisters and brothers. Fondly remembered by his many nephews and nieces. Andy dearly loved his family, loving the time he spent with each and every one of them. He was the ultimate fan. Up until last year, “Poppy” rarely missed a hockey or soccer game, and over the years also enjoyed track and field meets and many games of soft/lob ball. Andy was also a dedicated fan of the Picton Pirates and Wellington Dukes. He enjoyed watching hockey so much that whatever game he went to see, that, if he could, he would stay and watch whatever local rep team was on the schedule. Andy was fortunate to live in his home until just last year. He moved to Eldercare Retirement Home in the fall for the last few months of his life. He loved his time there, receiving the best of care and attention. Andy was proud of his ‘county roots’, often sharing memories and adventures of his childhood. Up until last fall, he continued to enjoy drives out to Point Petre where he was born and raised. Andy was also an avid hunter, deer hunting with his brothers and duck hunting at Point Petre. Mr. Cole is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital or to a local charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations or condolences may be forwarded online through www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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GREGORY JOSEPH SHEPPARD – January 29, 1939 (Stephenville Crossing, NF) – March 10, 2022 (Wellington, ON) – Spring was in the air on the morning when Greg passed. Knowing he wouldn’t be on the golf course this summer he made other plans. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by loving family. A celebration of life will be held following cremation with close friends and family. If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Greg Sheppard, you knew you were in the presence of both a character and a man of character. After spending time with him you left having heard a few stories, he knew more about you than you planned on sharing, and you looked forward to meeting this interesting man again. Greg grew up in St. George’s Newfoundland. He was the oldest child of Kathleen and Francis Sheppard; Art (Ellen), Valerie (Ken), & Stuart (deceased). He had many hysterical stories of working out on the land, playing hockey until dark, the variety of ways his mom knew how to cook cod fish, and collecting his neighbours mail daily paid with 1 prune/week. He survived school with the nuns and left with his grade eleven diploma in hand. Always an adventurer, he saw an advert on the post office wall looking for labourers in Labrador City. A quick visit with a recruitment officer and he was off. He left home in 1962 to join in on the dream of progress and promises of a better life. He soon met the love of his life, Mary Bartlett of Bell Island, on a blind date. Well, the rest of that story is a legacy of love. Mary and Greg were married for 58 years and went on to have: 4 daughters De-Ann (Michael), Wendy (Chris), Angie and Ingrid, Mike Parsons, father of Joshua and Liam, was like a son to him, 5 grandchildren Joshua (Melissa), Liam (Floss), Grace, Caelan and Gabby, and 3 great grandchildren Zachary, Faith and Phoebe. Greg enjoyed both the simple pleasures and the fine things life had to offer. He noticed the details of landscapes, nature, masonry, animals and the feeling of sunshine on his face, all while receiving packages from Harry Rosen, appreciating art, Mary’s gourmet cooking, fine wine and the occasional cigar. He loved being outside in every season- loved to ski, garden and most of all a good game of golf. Peak golf moments included: TWO holes in one at the Wellington golf course, playing at St. Andrews in Scotland, and his many trips to Myrtle Beach as of one of the Bartlett brothers. Greg arrived in Labrador with a strong work ethic and determination and was quickly promoted during his tenure at the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOCC) – foreman, general foreman and supervisor (aka red hat). He loved to share stories of life at the bunkhouse, how they built the mill, the calls in the night, strikes, and how they would alter working conditions to satisfy inspectors only to crank up the mill full tilt when they left. In 1976, after 14 years of service, he received a diagnosis of silicosis which resulted in him failing his miner’s medical and ended his mining career at IOCC. Later in life he held the paradox of those years being some of the best in his life, while also realizing that he had been part of an industry that shortened his life and the lives of others. He held this tension without malice. Greg prided himself on being a devoted husband, a loving father, and good provider for his family. He wasn’t out to get rich but was always careful to ensure there was enough. Greg’s core values were family, integrity, trust and the importance of honouring commitments. In his world a handshake was as good as a contract. Greg’s friends knew they could always count on his loyalty, and he cherished this in return. He was a man you knew you could count on for a good joke, a story and so much more. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences at http://www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SANDRA DAWN NYE – December 19th, 1963 – March 5th, 2022 – Entered into rest at Hastings Manor Long Term Care Facility, Belleville on Saturday, March 5, 2022, Sandra Nye of Picton died at the age of 58. She was the daughter of the late Gerald & Carolyn Nye (nee Grosse). Sandra will be sadly missed by her siblings: Debbie, David (Terry), Bill, Michael (Ana), Jeri (Mike Branscombe), Lisa (Jeremy Zachariah), Kara (Chris Murray), Jeffrey (Jen), late Christopher and by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Ms. Nye rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital “Back the Build” would be appreciated in Sandra’s memory. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RONALD NEIL NORMAN – April 30th, 1961 – March 2nd, 2022 – With his family at the Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday March 2, 2022, Ron Norman passed away at the age of 60. Beloved wife of Debbie (nee Lumley) and much loved father of Paul and his wife Amber of Picton, Chris and his wife Ashley of Henderson, Nevada and Brian and his wife Taylor of Oshawa. Proud grandfather of Carson, Reegan, Delaney, Aurora, Maren and Henry, dear brother of Larry (Donna) of Picton and Kevin (Tina) of Demorestville and son-in-law of Marilyn Lumley of Picton. Ron is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St., Picton. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Wednesday March 9 at 11 am. Lt. Joe Ludlow to officiate. Memorial donations to the UHKF Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (foundation@uhkf.ca) 55 Rideau St., Suite 4, Kingston, ON K7K 2Z8 would be appreciated. The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 10 am. until service time. Messages of condolence or photos may be left at rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RONALD MURRAY ‘Ron’ ATHERLEY – September 25th, 1936 – March 2nd, 2022 – Suddenly entered into rest on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, Ron Atherley of Sheba’s Island died at the age of 85. He was the son of the late Sydney & Mabel Atherley (nee Argue) and husband of the late Margaret (nee Forsyth). Ron was the loving father of Janice Burrows (Ray) of Wooler, Peter (Janet) of Brampton, Stephen (Andrea) of Toronto and the late David. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Garret, Sara, Rachel, Brian, Joseph, Mathew, Ash, Daniel and Charlie. Ron is predeceased by his brother James. Mr. Atherley is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 2 pm in Picton United Church with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital or Picton United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Ron, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JEAN AUDREY BOND (Leavitt) – January 30th, 1928 – March 1st, 2022 – At the H J McFarland Memorial Home on Tuesday March 1, 2022, Jean Bond (nee Leavitt) passed away at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence ‘Larry’ Bond and loved mother of Diana (late Allan) Young of London, Linda (Jack) Ford of Blenheim, David (Chieko) of Toronto and Rosanne Bond of Picton. Proud grandmother of 10, great grandmother of 11 and dear sister of the late Mary Leavens, Phyllis Mitchell, Joan Kassick and Russell Leavitt. Mrs. Bond rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home, Picton Chapel, 33 Main St. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church with interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Service to take place later in the summer and date/time will be announced. Memorial donations to the PECMH Foundation or St. Gregory’s Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends desiring may leave messages of condolence at rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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JUDITH LYNN ‘Judy’ TESTER (Smith) – February 23rd, 1961 – February 24th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Belleville General Hospital, Judy Tester (nee Smith) of Picton died at the age 61. She was the daughter of Roberta Smith (nee Yardley) and the late Stanley and was the cherished wife for 40 years to Neil. Judy was the loving mother of Sara and Kate, both of Picton. She is survived by her siblings Patricia Bryant (Wayne) of Westlake, Jack Smith (Suzanne) of Picton, Peggy Smith (Brad Feeney) of Peterborough, Stephen Smith (Roni) of Wellington, Lora Roddick (Steve) of Picton and the late Randy Smith. Judy will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tester is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Judy’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences and to share memories of Judy, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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KAREN ANN PHILLIPS – November 6th, 1961 – February 24th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, Karen Philips of Picton died at the age of 60. She was the daughter of the late Frank Phillips and Pat Lambie. Karen was the loving mother to her fur-babies Kristen and Kristoph. She is survived by her siblings Kim Hickling (Kevin) of Picton, Frank Phillips of Scarborough and Sandra Pennington (Lynn) of Newcastle. Karen will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Kaitlin, Elise, Ian and Megan and great nieces Kenzie and Kendra. Miss Phillips is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Karen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Karen’s Life will be held at the Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street, Picton at a later date to be announced. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Karen, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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HELEN ‘JOAN’ SPENCLEY
– October 8th, 1933 – February 24th, 2022 – Retired 40+ years Cardiology Lab Tech, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto; Member of the Parish of St. Gregory the Great, Picton; Member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; Award Winning Cornish Rex Cat Breeder and Cat Judge – Suddenly entered into rest on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Barrie Manor Enhanced Care Community, Barrie, Joan Spencley of Collingwood, formerly of Toronto and Picton, died at the age of 88. She was the daughter of the late Wilf and Agnes “Peggy” Ellis (nee Byrne) and wife of the late George. Joan was the cherished mother of Kimberley Lerette Petrella (Tony) of Collingwood and grandmother of Vaylen and Anika. She is survived by her brother Kevin Ellis (Adele) of New Brunswick and her niece Maggie. Joan was a lover of animals, “All Creatures, Great and Small”. Mrs. Spencley is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Picton at a later date. Inurnment and Rite of Committal with Prayers at Glenwood Cemetery Columbarium Wall, Picton. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County (https://alzheimer.ca/simcoecounty/en) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Joan, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOAN FRANCES O’NEILL (Nightingale) – April 1st, 1927 – February 23rd, 2022 – Entered into rest on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, Joan O’Neill of Bloomfield died at the age of 94. She was the daughter of the late George & Blanch Nightingale (nee Pettipas) and wife of the late Gerald O’Neill. Joan was the loving mother of Barry (Lynn) of Bloomfield, Dan (Julia) of Picton and the late Donna Watson. She was the grandmother of Erin, Ryan, Andrew, Patrick, Joceleyn, Megan and Jeremy to her many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters Doreen Robichaud and Marilyn Arsenault, both of Halifax and she is predeceased by her sister Lillian Bowers. Joan will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. O’Neill is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Private Family Graveside Service and Rite of Committal with Prayers will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Picton in the Spring. If desired, donations to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Joan, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOYCE MADDERN – With sadness we announce the passing of Joyuce Maddern, at West Lake Terrace, Picton on Monday, February 21st, 2022, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred Maddern. Loving mother of Elliott (Susan Merchant) and the late Carol Lewis. Special Grandma to Sarah (Matt) and Jennifer and great Grandma to Hailey and Oliver. Fondly remembered by her extended family. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be announced and held at a later date in the spring at the Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT GEORGE POTTER – Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 17th, 2022, at the age of 89. Loving husband of 64 years to Merion Potter (nee Mallery). Caring father of Jethroy Potter (Lori) and predeceased by his daughter Jodean (Jim Maia). Dear Grandpa to Brittany (Matt), Shelby, Dylan, William and Griffin and Poppa to his great grandson Beau. Survived by 4 sisters, 3 brothers and predeceased by 10 siblings. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and their extended family. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of George’s Life will be planned for a later date. If desired, memorial donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build (pecmhf.ca) or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE PETER KEMPENAAR – February 24th, 1958 – February 16th, 2022 – Born February 24, 1958, son of Peter and Theda Kempenaar and passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. The stroke 2 years ago and the cancer this past year took its toll on George physically and mentally and we are thankful his suffering is over and he has gone to be with the Lord. George was a bricklayer by trade and was meticulous and took pride is his work. His handiwork can be found throughout Belleville and Prince Edward County. George’s favourite hobby was hockey, whether it was playing or watching. He especially enjoyed watching hockey with his second mother Dini and her family. He played for several years on various teams and he also spent a number of years coaching minor hockey. George lived in Belleville for several years but ‘The County’ was his home. He was always interested in the local news and enjoyed travelling around the County. George did not have children of his own but had a special love for his four nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. He looked forward to seeing them and would always ask about them as they all lived several miles away. Being with family and watching the children play gave him great pleasure. He will be missed by his sisters Janet & Mark Myers and Brenda & Steve Greydanus, his nieces and nephews Valerie and Kevin, Chris and Danijela, Kathy & Kendall and Philip & Cathy and great nieces and nephews – Mackenzie, Willow, Aaron, Genevieve, Leo, Mercedes, Cambria and Mateja. He will be missed by Dini and special friends Brenda & Ray and Doug. Pre-deceased by his parents Peter and Theda Kempenaar. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Dr. Douglas A. MacIntosh Cancer Clinic. Mr. Kempenaar rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11 a.m. from Gilead Fellowship, 2 Downes Avenue, Picton with Pastor Larry Snider officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30 am until service time. Inurnment at West Lake Church of Christ Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Prince Edward County Minor Hockey Association (please make cheque payable to: PECMHA, P.O. Box 363, Bloomfield, K0K 1G0). Online condolences and to share memories of George, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOSEPH DAVID HENNESSY – August 18th, 1946 – February 16th, 2022 – Retired Kiln Operator, Essroc/Lafarge-Picton – Peacefully entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, David Hennessy of R R 8, Picton died at the age of 75. He was the son of the late Allen & Gladys Hennessy (nee Tuttle) and beloved husband for 54 years to Donna (nee McKinney). David was the loving father of Jeff (Chris) of Newmarket, Richard (Heather) of Napanee, and Kim of Picton. He was the dearest grandfather of Cassie (Dawson), Cameron, Dallas (Kassondra), Damir and Zoe and great grandfather of Amelia. David is survived by his sisters Naomi Allick (John) and Dianne Hennessy, Roger Hennessy (Brenda), all of Kingston, and Dennis Hennessy (Jorge) of Calgary, the late Carol Hennessy and he will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Hennessy is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with David’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Private Graveside Service will be held at Belleville Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to the Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of David, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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AUDREY MARIE WILKES – September 23rd, 1928 – February 16th, 2022 – Peacefully entered into rest at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, Audrey Wilkes of Picton died at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late Clifford & Evelyn Wilkes (nee Hubbs). Audrey is predeceased by her siblings George Wilkes, Barbara Hobson, Keith Wilkes and Winnie Duetta. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wilkes is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Audrey’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated in Audrey’s memory. Online condolences and to share memories of Audrey, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MARTHA BOWEN (Semple) – May 14th, 1924 – February 15th, 2022 – At the Hallowell House Nursing Home on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Martha Bowen (nee Semple) passed away at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late H Ralph Bowen and daughter of the late Robert and Jane F. (nee Black) Semple. Loving mother of Pat and Art Cole of Demorestville, Terry and Roberta Bowen of Deseronto, Steve and Connie Bowen of Hamilton and Marlene and Peter Blakely of Consecon. Grandmother of Beckie Cole, Adam (Michelle) Cole, Jennifer (Roger) Sagriff, Chrystal (Nick) Mueller, Chad (Cody) Bowen, Wesley Bowen, Natasha (Franco) Bowen, Maria (Brad) Loft, Josh Blakely, Meagan (Scott) Savage and Emily (Aaron) Blakely, great grandmother of Dekota, Hunter, Hailey, James, Miranda, Nick, Brooklyn, Summer, Meka, Wyatt, Ethan, Layla, Blakely and Riley and great great grandmother of Skye, Ivy-Mae, Zander, Whitney and Madison. Predeceased by grandson Peter Jr. Blakely, great grandchildren Connor Loft and Hanna Savage, siblings Robert James, Agnes, Janie, Elizabeth, Joseph and Margaret and special Nephew Ron Semple. Mrs. Bowen is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday February 18 at 2pm. with spring interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5 to 7 pm. and Friday from 1 pm. until service time. Online messages of condolence may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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CAROLYN VIRGINIA SOMERS (Ralley) – April 7th, 1953 – February 15th, 2022 – Peacefully in the presence of loved ones at Hospice Prince Edward on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Bob Somers. Proud and devoted mother of Christine (Don), Angela (John), Elizabeth, and Jennifer. Loving daughter of the late Virginia Ralley and the late Allan Ralley. Dear sister of the late Cynthia (late Jim), Karen (Dave), Joanne (Greg), and Janis (Joseph). Dear niece of Mary Anne Livingston (nee Hele) and Shirlee Hele. Dear grandmother of Veronica Joy. Special thanks to the staff at Hospice Prince Edward for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 1:00p.m. with Pastor Peter Spragg officiating. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1 Online messages of condolence may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KEVIN ALEXANDER SWEENEY – July 24th, 1958 – February 14th, 2022 – On Monday, February 14, 2022, the Sweeney family lost their admired patriarch. Kevin Alexander Sweeney lost his life at 63 years of age due to medical complications surrounding an abdominal aortic aneurysm. His passing was unexpected and sudden. The devastating loss of Kevin will likely reverberate through the lives of his family, friends, and community for many years to come. Kevin was born to David and Joan Sweeney in Toronto, Ontario. From a very early age, he was found always building, breaking, and fixing – Kevin loved to tinker. He attended Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute where his aptitude for technology and electronics blossomed. He turned that proficiency into a 42 year long career with Bell Canada as a Computer Technician and IT Infrastructure Specialist. For more than 25+ years, Kevin was a long-standing and enthusiastic member of the Ajax-Pickering Ringette league, and Ringette Canada. During those years he wore many hats – Asst. Coach, Coach, League Coordinator, Fair Play Project, Ajax Assoc. Board Member, Central Region Board Member, Ajax/Pickering Assoc. Board Member, Tournament Committees, and Ringette Ontario Member. To say the rink was his second home would be a gross understatement. He vehemently believed that everyone deserved to experience the joys of ringette and the right to play. He fought every day, tirelessly, for every underdog he knew. Kevin is survived by his mother Joan Sweeney; his admired wife of 40 years, Carol Sweeney; his beloved daughters and son-in-laws, Candice Sweeney and Paul Evans, Meagan Sweeney and Mihael Fofic, and Jacilyn Sweeney and Cameron MacDonnell; and his treasured grand-daughter, Quinn Sweeney MacDonnell. He is predeceased by his father, David Sweeney. No words can completely encapsulate the impact he had on his friends and family and the void that is left in their hearts as a result of his premature passing. Kevin is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Kevin’s ashes will be laid to rest alongside family. A Celebration of Life Service information will follow at a future date. The family welcomes donations to the any of the following charities as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers: The County Foundation; thecountyfoundation.ca; Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society; cpaws.org; Heart & Stroke Foundation; heartandstroke.ca. “Rest” was not a term fully embraced by Kevin, so we will instead say “May he forever putter in peace”. Online condolences and to share memories of Kevin, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JANET MARION KIRBY – In her 74th year, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer, Janet Marion Kirby, of Bloomfield, passed away at PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Saturday, February 12th, 2022. Beloved wife of Paul Kirby. Loving mother of Angela Kirby (Greg Cornell), Kristen Kirby, Candace Sallans (Carl Puffer). Predeceased by her parents Bruce and Kathleen Monro brothers Wayne Monro, Rick Monro, Robert Monro and sisters, Debbie VanHarlem, Sharon Lavender, Diane Fritz and Gail Wannamaker. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Tyler Williamson (Leah), Keyes Williamson, Nicholas Kirby-Palliser (Mikayla) and Brock Sallans, Lexxy Kasudluak, Arnaq Tukai, Sasha POV and her great grandchildren, Davi Mae and Robert, many foster grandchildren as well as her sister-in-law Lou-Ann Monro and many nieces and nephews. Janet grew up in Wellington on the family farm and moved to Bloomfield when she married her husband Paul of 50 years. She worked for a time at PECMH and then chose to stay home and babysit others children while her own were growing up. Later in life when Paul retired, she returned to work for a time at Townline Farms, she would say to keep her sanity. Janet was a strong-willed woman who never complained. She enjoyed her life by spending time with family, Saturday Nights at the racetrack where she and Paul were season ticket holders, the chaos of grandkids and great grandkids and being an instigator and fan of local hockey where she could be found watching her grandchildren. She was quick witted and always had a smart remark or come back. She took pride in baking a birthday cake for each of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids, many times two cakes for each birthday. Her angel food and fresh chocolate cakes will be missed. Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid restrictions, the family will announce arrangements at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build (www.pecmhf.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BRENDA ‘BOUKJE’ MULDER ​​​​​​​(nee Vandermolen) – Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late John Mulder. Loving mother of Bert (Nancy), Raymond (Kim) and Jennifer (Richard) Snider. Predeceased by her daughter Sharon Miller-Mulder. Proud Bep of Sheena (Kyle), Jeffrey (Dannielle), Bethany (Mark), Michael (Suzi), Hilary (Darren), Brooke (Aiden), Miranda (Tyler), Mackenzie, Lydia, Madalynn, Jonathan and her 8 great grandchildren. Survived by sisters Doet and Ge of Holland and Ena Bosman of Picton. Predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 18th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethany Christian Reformed Church, Bloomfield, Pastor Bruce Adema officiating. A Graveside Service will be announced and take place at Quaker Cemetery, Bloomfield in the Spring. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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EDWARD STANLEY ‘Ed’ RAE – Retired Sergeant, Prince Edward OPP – Peacefully entered into rest at his home on Friday, February 11, 2022, Ed Rae of Picton died at the age of 83. Ed will be very much missed by his family and his little dog, Rosie. Mr. Rae is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Ed’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. “You Will Be Forever In Our Hearts” Online condolences and to share memories of Ed, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ERICH FRANZ OTTO HUBNER – Entered into rest at his home surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, February 11, 2022, Erich Hubner of Bloomfield died at the age of 87. He was the loved son of the late Erich Hermann & Frieda Minna Hubner (nee Ott) and he was the devoted husband for 33 years to Lauren Weese and the late Ida. Erich was the loving father of Natascha Davis (Alan) of Bath and Kirsten Koopman (Ken) of Adolphustown and the grandfather of Jesse (Theone), Sascha (Rob), Tessa, Sierra and Dahri and great grandfather of Landon, Aria and Daniel. He is survived by brother Roland Hubner of Germany and he will be fondly remembered by his two nephews. Mr. Hubner is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Erich’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army – Picton (https://salvationarmy.ca/donations/) or Cope Through Hope (https://www.copethroughhope.ca/give-a-donation) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Erich, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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SYLVA JANE GRAHAM – Sylva Jane passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on February 9th, 2022 at the age of 71. She is the cherished mother of Andrea Graham Gummo (Pete Rae) of Kingston and Carolyn Graham Gummo (Charles Berrigan) of Picton. Adored grandmother of Hazel and Ivy Gummo Rae. Beloved Sister of Kent (Lynn) of Halliburton, Hugh (Rose Anne) of Bloomfield, Faye of Picton and Neil of BC. Dear Aunt to Cameron, Christopher and Stephanie, Ryder, Kealy and Tyler, Jonas and Tate, Josh and Meghan. Sylva was an exceptionally skilled writer and news reporter (journalism at Ryerson). From her work at the Kingston Whig Standard to the recent fiction novels that have yet to leave family hands, she was happiest writing. She was a life-long athlete (physical education degree from McMaster), and the most elegant, hardworking strawberry farmer we will ever know. Long time manager of City Revival, Sylva will be missed by the local farming and fashion communities alike. She was quiet and quick witted, articulate and deeply funny. Independent and creative, Sylva brought a steady, resilient force to everything she did. Very wise, strong in every way, and very stoic, right until the end. Daughters will share plans for a Celebration of Life ceremony at a future date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated.

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ROBERT JOHN DOWSLEY – April 20th, 1947 – February 8th, 2022 – Robert (Bob) Dowsley passed away at the age of 74, peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022.

Loved and sadly missed by his wife Sheila of 44 years and son Leslie. Retired Sergeant after 30 years with the Picton Ontario Provincial Police.

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MELVIN FRANCIS ‘Mel’ COLE – Entered into rest at his home after a lengthy battle on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, Mel Cole of East Lake died at the age of 76. He was the son of the late Donald & Hilda Cole (nee Ferguson) and he was the devoted husband for 56 years of Sharon (nee Smallpiece). Mel was the loving father of Lee (Tina) of Ameliasburg, Gord (Cindy) of Picton and Richard (Cindy) of East Lake and he was the grandfather of Zac, Devon, Donna, Keith, Gavin and Lucas. Mel is survived by his 4 sisters-in-law and 3 brothers-in-law and his extended family. A special thank you goes out to Brad Gunn, Jennifer and Stacey of ParaMed for their care of Mel. Mr. Cole is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). In keeping with Mel’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Private Graveside Service will be held at Westlake Church of Christ Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Parkinson Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Mel, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CONSTANCE ADELLA ‘Connie’ MacADAMS (Huskins) – August 18th, 1933 – January 31st, 2022 – Constance Adella MacAdams (nee Huskins) passed away peacefully at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home on Monday January 31, 2022, at the age of 88. She was the daughter of the late James and Nellie Huskins of Port Mouton, Nova Scotia. She was the beloved wife of the late Roy Stratton. She leaves behind her children Brenda (Gary) McIntosh of Cherry Valley and Jim (Liza) MacAdams of Collins Bay. The proud grannie of Renus McIntosh, Melissa (Kreg) Roblin, Wesley, Shannon, and Jenny MacAdams, and great grandmother of Abigail and Owen McIntosh, Dustin, Aiden, and Ashlyn MacAdams. She was predeceased by sisters Marjorie Doggett, Winnie Wagner, Joyce Joudrey and brothers Lester and Isaiah Huskins. She is survived by sister Rosalyn Henderson of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Mrs. MacAdams rested at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the summer. Donations to the H.J. McFarland Residents Council or The Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MERLE PATRICIA KINGSLEY – At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 28, 2022, Patricia Kingsley (nee Istead) passed away at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Brian and his wife Vickie of Yerexville and Sherry and her late husband David Sopha of Trenton. Proud nanny of Matthew (Kaissy), Andrew (Lindsey), Chad, Candace (Robert), and great grandmother of Carter, Wyatt, Leah, Weston, Cameron, Ava, and Grayson. Dear sister of Rosemarie Leavitt (John), Roland Istead (Patricia), Oralee Fagan (Terry, late Wayne). The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Burke, assistant Melissa and the staff of PECMH for the kindness and care shown to a very special lady. Mrs. Kingsley rested at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Spring interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to PECMH Back the Build (backthebuild.ca) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MARY EVELYN MARQUARDT – Passed away peacefully at her home in Demorestville on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Bert Marquardt. Loving mother of Tammy Chant (Chris), Lilly Nutley (Ron), Thomas Minnie (Kathleen) and step-mother to Amanda Marquardt (Jody Wilkinson) and Blair Marquardt (Danney). Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and her extended family. Survived by brothers William Dobinson (Irene) and Thomas Dobinson. Mary enjoyed her life by spending time with family, camping, racing to cut the grass and being with her dog Ruby. Due to COVID restrictions, a Graveside Service and Celebration of Mary’s life will take place at a later date.  Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBIN GILLCRIST – Robin Gillcrist died suddenly on January 25th, 2022 at Kingston General Hospital of heart failure. He was the son of the late “Gilly’ and Connie Gillcrist of England. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lila Wendy (nee Awde), his furry friends Remedy and Flouish, two sisters Kay Hatckett (Cliff) of Ipswich England and Stella Morrison (Jim) of Twyford, England, two Canadian brother- in -laws Brian Awde (Darlene), Jonathan Awde and his sister-in-law Debi Goodwin, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews on both sides of the pond. Robin was born in Manchester England in 1939. He attended Bishop Vesey Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield from 1949 to 1956
where he played his favorite sport rugby. He immigrated to Canada in 1968 and worked for many years at North American Life before setting up his own Insurance brokage, G.A. Insurance. Robin lived most of his married life in the Mount Albert area before moving to Prince Edward County in 2014. His generosity, love of life and easy-going manner earned him many friends over the years. As one neighbour put it: “he was a right jolly chap.” He will be sadly missed. Two Celebrations of his life, one in the county and one in the Newmarket area will take place in the summer. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KATIE GLADYS DUNLOP (Struthers) – September 9th, 1938 – January 25th, 2022 – At her home in Bloomfield with her family on Tuesday January 25, 2022, Katie Dunlop (nee Struthers) passed away at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Bobby Dunlop and loved mother of Rob and his wife Jeanne of Consecon, Katie and her husband Paul Wood of Bloomfield and the late Frank (Tanya of Bobcaygeon). Proud grandmother of the late Scott, Nicole (Mike) Pickard, Mandi, Alisha, Eli, Katlyn Wood (Brad Rabbie)) and Kurtis and great grandmother of Ethan, Hunter, Brayah, Emma, Sarah and Ashton. Dear sister of Priscilia Smith and the late Hazel Deacon, Vera Fraser, Calvin and Ivan Struthers. Katie will be missed and remembered by her life long friends Rose Harrison, Burt and Laura Struthers, Ron and Charlene Struthers and her numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dunlop rested at Rushnell Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. 613-476-2450 A graveside service will take place at Quaker Burial Grounds, Bloomfield in the spring. Messages of condolence may be left at www.rushnell.com

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MARY ILEENE WELLEIN (Minnikin) – April 11th, 1931 – January 22nd, 2022 – WREN and longtime volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society – Peacefully into the arms of her Saviour Jesus, with her family at her side, Mary entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Saturday, January 22, 2022, Mary Wellein (nee Minnikin) of Picton died at the age of 90. She was the daughter of the late Harvey & Madeline Minnikin and was the beloved wife of the late Sidney. Mary was the loving mother of Edward (Lorrie) of Campbell River, BC and was the dearest grandmother of Matthew (Jade), Emily, Anna, Silas (MacKenzie) Sienna, Seth and Isabelle and great grandmother of Oliver and Quinn. She is survived by her sister Shirley Maw (late George) of Barrie and is predeceased by her sisters Laura Laird and Barbara Melvin and her brothers Russell, Cecil and Harold Minnikin. Mary will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wellein is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450) for visitation on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 2 – 3 p.m. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery in the family plot. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JAMES HAROLD ‘Jim’ BARKMAN – April 2, 1947 – January 21, 2022 – Sales & Promotions – County FM; Member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Picton and Picton Rotary Club – Entered into rest at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Friday, January 21, 2022, Jim Barkman of Picton died at the age of 74. Jim is survived by his loving wife Jackie Soorsma, his siblings, Lloyd and Jane, Kathy and Bruce. Jackie’s family, Mother-in-law Elizabeth Soorsma, siblings, Fred and Eva, Leviena, Neil and Nancy, many nieces, nephews, and their families. He was predeceased by his father Harold, mother Frances, sister Margaret, and father-in-law Louie. Legend has it that Jim’s birth straddled the line between April 1st and 2nd, so much so that the attending physician looked at the clock and said, “Better make it the Second!” Regardless how close he came to being an April Fools baby, Jim was no fool. In 1955, when his father died, Jim was suddenly thrust into the role of being a farm hand. At his tender young age, he learned how to maintain the tractor, and be in charge of field work. He did this until graduation from high school, when he left home to live and work in Winnipeg. Jim was a mentor to his siblings, teaching them to drive, freeing a snow-stuck car, and of course, changing a tire. One of his younger siblings remembers this tire change instruction vividly because it was a timed affair on a muddy part of the yard! Jim was athletic. He was the pitcher for the school’s softball team. And, as he was tall (6’1″ on his 14th birthday), he was a basketball standout in high school, where championships were won and several of his scoring achievements were still on the record books many years after his graduation. He coached and played football, curled, played hockey, but his love turned to sailing with his beloved Jackie when early in their life together, Jim and Jackie rented a sailboat for an outing on Lake of the Woods, and they were hooked! This led to a life with several sailboats, lots of regattas and trophies. Jim was also generous. When he found out Lloyd and Jane were planning a road trip on their honeymoon, he traded cars with them for a week, as “Lloyd’s car was a pile of junk and wouldn’t make it there and back”. Questioned later as to why he did this, he simply said it was the right thing to do. The Golden Rule. Jim was transferred from Manitoba to Ontario while he was working for SC Johnson Professional in July 1980. During his career he had many roles, such as National Sales Executive, Regional Market/Sales Manager, New Business Development Manager, Sales Training & Development Manager. Jim continued to enjoy going skiing, both downhill and cross country and going on trips to many interesting places. Competitive sailing was his greatest pleasure starting in dinghys then moving to a 24 ft. keel-boat and finally loved sailing around Lake Ontario and Prince Edward County. In January 2009 Jim and Jackie moved into their new home in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Once there he rekindled his interest in curling, joined PECFN, as he had a profound love for nature. Enjoyed walking, hiking and communing with the natural world around him. He drove school bus, enjoyed the interactions with the children, and had many a story to tell about the happenings on his bus. He joined St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Picton and sang in their choir. Jim volunteered for many organisations such as The Regent Theatre in Picton. Jim enjoyed working at the local Radio Station 99.3 FM in Sales. He felt very appreciated and supported by management and fellow staff. As a Rotarian he originated the Rotary Lilac Ride, and worked hard at the success of this fund raiser. Mr. Barkman is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street West, Picton (613-476-2450). Due to Covid protocols, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Reaching for Rainbows would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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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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DEREK HEARD – November 5, 1927 – January 19, 2022 – It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Derek in his 95th year. He was the son of the late William and Nellie Heard and husband to his late wife Jinnie (Fuller). Derek was the loving father of Nancy Cox (Tim) of Bloomfield, Sue Crnic (Ray) of Canberra, Australia and the late Jane Fobert (Ray) of Belleville. He was the most loving grandfather of Dylan Cox (Vicki), Meghan Stevens (Eddie) from the County as well as Neil Crnic (Sasha), Alicia Iervasi (Anthony) and Amy Leech (Ben) all from Australia He was also proud Grampa GG to 12 great grandchildren. Derek was brother to the later Arthur Heard and will be most fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and friends. Derek worked and played hard. He worked at Mead Johnson in Belleville for over 40 years. Derek’s biggest passion was hockey. He was an avid hockey player and played the game into his early 80s. He was often called Gordie years ago after his idol Gordie Howe. He walked to work every day rain or shine. He rode his bike far and wide, roller bladed and he loved to dance always in the shoes he was married in. Father built a cottage at North Beach in 1959 and gave memories to many that were some of the happiest days of our lives. He was a friend to many, young and old alike. A shining example of a wonderful father and what one should strive for as a person. He will be remembered as a gentleman on and off the ice and as a gentle man. Our Mr. Hockey. We celebrate a life well lived. The last few years of life for Derek were not kind but he was loved and well looked after by some loving, dedicated personal care workers and nurses at Kentwood Nursing Home. For that we are eternally grateful. Cremation has taken place. Derek is reunited with his loving wife and daughter and will be laid to rest with them at a private graveside service when family can be reunited. A Celebration of Life will be held at that time. If desired, memorial donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.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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