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Obituaries Countylive.ca – 2023

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HELEN GIZELLE KOVACS – September 30th, 1965 – January 31st, 2023 – Suddenly entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Helen Kovacs of Picton died at the age of 57. She was the daughter of the late Leslie & Gizelle Kovacs. Helen was the loving mother of Chris of Niagara Falls, Amanda (Michael) and Alex (Ashley) all of Picton and was the grandmother of Joy, Reid, Kade, Abigail, Benjamin, Samantha, and Lexi. She will be sadly missed by her sister, brothers, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kovacs rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Helen’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to Diabetes Canada in memory of Helen would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Helen, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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JOHANNA WILHELMINA PRINZEN – Quietly entered into the arms of her Saviour, Jesus, surrounded by the love of her family, at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Johanna Prinzen (nee Luymes) of Picton died at the age of 95. She was the daughter of the late Herman & Grada Luymes (nee Hartemink) and was the wife of the late Derk. Johanna was the mother of the late “Dottie”, Dorothy of Westlake, Bernard (Elizabeth) of Manitoulin Island, Herman (Heather, late Marianne) of Sophiasburgh, Yolanda (Michael Murray) of Rednersville, Derk Jr. (Erin) of Westlake, Grace (Paul Cairns) of Bloomfield and the late Pauline and she was delighted to be the grandmother of 23 and great grandmother of 30. Johanna is predeceased by her 3 brothers, and survived by her sister-in-law Frances Luymes of Trenton and will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Mrs. Prinzen rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Funeral Service will be held in Emmanuel Baptist Church, Corey Street, Bloomfield on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 1 pm. Spring Interment Westlake Church of Christ Cemetery. If desired, donations to DayStar Native Outreach or the Gideon Bible Society in memory of Johanna would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Johanna, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MARGARET ANNE ‘Maggie’ BRISTER – Margaret Anne (Martin) Brister died peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the age of 91. She is predeceased by her husband Peter Brister and her former husband Richard Ruddy, as well as siblings Brenda, Jean, Helen and Alex. She is survived by her younger brother George of Elton, England. Margaret will be sadly missed by her three children: Sarah (Stephen Welham), Martin (Suzanne Léger) and Michael (Alexandra Robison); seven grandchildren, Geoffrey and Emily (Evan Burtt) Welham; Stella and Sophie Ruddy; Ezekiel, Malachi and Jonah Ruddy; and her great-granddaughter Marlee Burtt; step-son David Brister (Sherri Duncan) and step-daughter Janet Pickard (Jim Pickard) and their families. Born in Peterborough, England, Margaret was the second youngest of Edward and Elizabeth Martin’s six children. As a young graduate of Institutional Management at Radbrook College in Shrewsbury, England, specializing in dietetics, Margaret accepted a job as a dietician at the newly built Civic Hospital in Peterborough, Ontario, and emigrated from England to Canada in 1953 to begin her new job. She met and married Richard Ruddy and they settled in Niagara Falls. A wonderful mother and homemaker, she was also a talented seamstress/dressmaker and undertook many sewing projects for family and clients. Her interest in sewing led her to establish and run The Knit Fabric House and later Marg-Anne’s House of Fabrics in Niagara Falls from 1973 through 1980. She also taught sewing and quilting classes in the evenings. After she and Richard divorced, she married Peter Brister. From 1980 through 1987 she managed food services for Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Welland. In the late 80s, she and Peter retired to Prince Edward County where they were active in the community. Margaret sang in the choir of St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, taught Tai Chi, joined a bridge club and a book club. She volunteered in the Women’s Auxiliary of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, and at a community garden. Peter and Margaret also enjoyed their favourite pastimes of sailing, the arts (especially opera and choral music), travel as well as the many amenities offered in “The County”. For the past year, Margaret resided at the Kingsbridge Retirement Community in Kingston. Margaret rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on February 10th at 2pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Memorial Service. Private Family Inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Margaret would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of “Maggie”, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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FELIPE SANTIAGO CARRILLO – July 4th, 1947 – January 28th, 2023 – After a long battle with cancer Felipe is now free of pain resting in peace. He passed on January 28, 2023 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. A 75 years young man: strong, loving, joyful, generous, always helping others. With a mathematician mind, he was a man with a plan. Survived by Adriana, his wife for 52 years, his 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Will be missed by friends and family here and abroad. Mr. Carrillo rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450) and cremation has taken place. According with his wishes there will be no visitations or service. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. If desired, donations can be done in his memory to the Dr. Douglas MacIntosh Cancer Clinic (Belleville General Hospital), the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, or the Kingston General Hospital. For online condolences or to share memories of Felipe, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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KEN HAIGHT – Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, January 27th, 2023, at the age of 77. Loving husband of Lynda Haight. Dear father of Angela (Chris) Roddy, Vicki (Robert) Smith and Julie Haight (Gord). Papa to Dylon and Kendra Smith. Survived by his brother Walter Haight and nephew Andrew Haight. Predeceased by sisters Ruth Wales and Rose-Marie Morrison. Ken proudly served his community as Captain of the Hillier Fire Dept. before retiring as the District Fire Chief. He was a loving family man who will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellington District Community Centre, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington. Following the service a luncheon will be served in the Hall and friends may visit with the family from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation (Dialysis) 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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ANNA KATHRYN TAIT (Martin) – June 24th, 1929 – January 25th, 2023 – After a long life, well lived, Anna passed away on January 25th, 2023, in her 94th year, in Picton. Anna (Martin) was born June 24, 1929 in Montreal Quebec, the first child of the late Kenneth and Doris (Cooper) Martin. She attended Montreal High School, and then “The Mother House” secretarial college. She married Leslie Tait in 1952 and moved to Baie d’Urfe where they raised four children, a large black dog, and a huge vegetable garden. After 30 years in Baie d’Urfe, they retired to Picton, Ontario where they continued to indulge in their love of travel, their deep sense of civic duty, and especially Anna’s love of music. Anna and Les were also dedicated volunteers with PECMH Auxiliary. Anna was passionate about music, having been active in many choirs, from childhood until her late 80s, most recently with the Command Performance Choir in Picton. She was a familiar face among the patrons of the Montreal and Toronto opera companies, various symphonies, and the Quinte Summer Music Festival. Anna also loved to host family and guests, and was particularly proud of her beautiful home and gardens overlooking Picton Bay. Anna was predeceased by her beloved husband Leslie (1995), her loving partner Craig Armstrong (2012), her brother Ken (1971), and granddaughter Gillian (2012). Anna will be sadly missed by sister Patricia Soyka (the late Steve), children Sheryl (Michael), Linda, Richard (Sherry), and Joanne (Ben), and grandchildren Marc, Kayleigh, and Genevieve. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by Anna’s family. Arrangements entrusted to Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main St., (613-476-2450). Online condolences and to share memories of Anna, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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RUTH ELEANOR WINTERS (Vincent) – December 1st, 1930 – January 23rd, 2023 – It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Eleanor Winters at Markham Stouffville Hospital, on Monday, January 23, 2023, in her 93rd year. Loving daughter of the late Gerald and Mildred Vincent of Picton. Pre-deceased by her loving husband Burton (2017). Ruth began her teaching career in Prince Edward County in 1955 and continued her career in Scarborough as an art supervisor and principal until her retirement in 1989. Following her retirement Ruth enjoyed framing many of Burt’s paintings. Ruth was a charter member of the O.E.S., Picton Chapter #273, and always was proud of her County roots. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and relatives. A Reception will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 between 1pm & 3pm and friends may call at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North, Markham. Interment will take place in the family plot at Cherry Valley Cemetery, Prince Edward County. If desired, memorial donations to Markham Stouffville Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Rushnell Funeral Homes, Picton Chapel. Online condolences at Rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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BEVERLY ANN HELE  – February 26th, 1959   January 23rd, 2023 – Entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday, January 23, 2023, Bev Hele (nee Demille) of Milford died at the age of 63. She was the daughter of the late Doug & Velma Demille (nee Elsbury) and the beloved wife of Lee. Bev was the cherished mother of Leanne (Robert Wright) and Raymond (Christina Huff) all of Picton and grandmother of Wade, Stephanie, Shelby, Harley and Lacey and great-grandmother of Bennett, and Waylon. She is survived by her siblings Doug (Debbie) of Toronto, Debra Newson (late Philip) of Picton, Brian (Crystal), Dale (Donna) all of Toronto, Brenda of Picton and Jackie Chmiel of Peterborough. Predeceased by infant sister Bonnie Lee. Bev will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hele rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Bev’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services at this time. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Dialysis Unit at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by Bev’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Bev, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOHN COLE – Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 22, 2023, John Cole of Winchester, (formerly of Wellington), at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Joanne Cole (nee Bigg). Loving father of Scott Cole (Tanya) of Winchester. Loving grandpa of Tyler and Kailey. Dear brother of Roger Cole (Betty Lou) of Chesterville, Harry Cole (Linda) of Picton and Walter Cole (Karen) of Edmonton. He was predeceased by his father Lawrence Cole (Ruth) and his mother Shirley Russell. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. he family would like to thank the nurses and personal support workers for the excellent care they provided do John during his illness. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back The Build’ Fund, (www.backthebuild.ca) would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVID GRAY – Entered into rest on Friday, January 20th, 2023 at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, in his 83rd year. Cherished husband of Paula Gray. Father of Trish Gray and stepfather of Traci Preece. Poppa to Candis and Tyler Ellis.
Survived by his sister Linda Trimble (late Lloyd) and niece Mari Pickford (Wolf Shultz) and nephews Alex Shultz and Rob Pickford. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27th at the Wellington United Church. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the church. Reverend Ed Bentley officiating. Spring Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back The Build’ Fund, (www.backthebuild.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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RAY DEMERS – Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 20th, 2023, at the age of 85. Loving husband of Laura Demers and loving father of Nicole, (late Steve), Lorraine (Steve), Sylvie (Rob) and stepfather of Shawn and Kevin (Kate). Grandpa Ray to his 12 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Ray will be sadly missed and fondly remembered for his fun-loving nature. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, January 29th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellington United Church. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back The Build’ Fund, (www.backthebuild.ca), StoreHouse Foodbank (wellingtonfoodbank.org) or the Wellington United Church (wellingtonunitedchurch.com) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KENNETH EDWARD TURNER – Passed away peacefully after a second battle with cancer, on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, at the age of 76. Married to the love of his life Suzanne (nee McElroy) for 50 wonderful years. Loving father of Marie Bull and Marc Turner (Susan). Grandpa to Olivia, Makayla, Jillian and Justin. Survived by his siblings Keith, Nancy and Terry and predeceased by sister Karen. Fondly remembered by his family and friends. Ken’s employment lead to an opportunity to work in Saudi Arabia where he made many lifelong friends. He was very active in the Wellington on the Lake community. He will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced and held at a later date. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward 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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BARBARA LENNA INGALLINERA – March 1st, 1934 – January 17th, 2023 – Entered into rest at the John M. Parrott Centre, Napanee, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Barbara Ingallinera (nee Lumley, formerly Longwell) of Picton, formerly of Gomorrah Road and Northport, died at the age of 88. She was the daughter of the late Ray & Nettie Lumley (nee Rosborough) and was the wife of the late Doug Longwell and the late Carman Ingallinera. Barb was the mother of Ron Longwell (Sam) of Rossmore and Marilyn Craig (John) of Picton and she was the grandmother of Brian (Catherine), Kim (Jody), Teresa (Gavin), Jamie (Amanda) and Jason (Faye) and great grandmother of Avery, Kyle, Josh, Harrison, Georgie, Ella and Jack. She is predeceased by her brother Jack Lumley (surviving Marilyn) of Picton, and sister-in-law of Joan Williams (Dick) of Demorestville and she will be remembered by her nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ingallinera rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 2 pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Spring Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Barbara’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Barbara, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JEAN EVELYN SQUIRE – Passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023 in Kingston, Ontario. Predeceased by the love of her life, Bruce. Loving mother to Rick (Janet), Jim and Catherine and sister to Donna and Jack. Adoring grandmother to Jaden and Naomi. Natives of Toronto, Jean and Bruce moved to Prince Edward County after retiring, where Jean was a long-time volunteer with the Wellington United Church Women. While Jean spent her professional life keeping other people’s books, she loved to blow her own money – especially in a quilt shop. Her expertly crafted treasures dorne the homes of many of her loved ones. A lover of travel, good books, and good food, Jean visited many places in her life and was especially fond of visits to England where many fun memories with her cousins Michael (Judith) and Jean (Brian) were had. She never met a dessert she didn’t like and would like you too if you didn’t ask for a bite. Cared for in her final years by her latest travel pal and niece, Jennifer, and the caring staff of Arbour Heights Long Term Care Home in Kingston and the Eden Place Retirement Residence in Belleville. Jean will be laid to rest at the Wellington Cemetery next to her sweetheart in a private ceremony. Memorial donations to your local Alzheimer’s 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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MARLENE JANE BEATTY (Hutchings) – February 9th, 1956 – January 16th, 2023 – Suddenly entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday, January 16, 2023, Marlene Beatty (nee Hutchings) of Picton died at the age of 66. She was the daughter of the late Lawson & Barbara Hutchings (nee Branscombe) and wife of Dan. Marlene was the mother of Morgan, Danielle, both of Picton, Joshua (Dallas) of Belleville, Myah and Diesel, both of Picton. She is survived by her sister Maureen Todd (John), her brother Bradley Hutchings, all of Picton and Blair Hutchings (John) of Kingston and remembered by her nieces Tabitha, Tamara and Taryn. Mrs. Beatty rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Milford would be appreciated by Marlene’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Marlene, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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GEORGE ROBERT McLELLAN – Entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Sunday, January 15, 2023, George McLellan of Picton died at the age of 97. He was the son of the late George & Jane McLellan (nee Moulton) and was the husband of Kiersten “Kris”. George was the father of Rob (Violet) of Glenburnie and Steve (Jenn) of Gananoque and the grandfather of Sadie, Angelica, Seth, Emerson, Patrick, and Colin. He is survived by his brother Gordon (Diane) of Perth and predeceased by his brother Alan (Judy) and will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. McLellan rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with George’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice in memory of George would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of George, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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NEIL GEORGE McCAWApril 25th, 1950    January 15th, 2023 – It is with profound sadness that the family of Neil George McCaw announces his passing at Kingston General Hospital on January 15, 2023 at the age of 72. Neil passed peacefully with his family by his side. He was the loving son of Shirley May Cole and John William McCaw, loved father of Christine Mary McCaw (Peter), and doting grandfather of Floral McCaw. Neil is survived by his siblings Rosemary (Josef), David (Sally), Melanie, and Dan (Wendy). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews: Trevor (Sally), Darryl (Lori), Glenda (Joey), Janus (Natasha), Lianne (Roberto), Darius (Jenn), as well as his many grand nieces and nephews. Mr. McCaw rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Neil’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 2 – 5 pm at the North Marysburgh Townhall, 2699 County Road 8, Waupoos, Ontario. Memorials will be shared at 3 pm. Donations in memory of Neil can be made to the tremendous and compassionate staff at the Kingston General Hospital ICU (https://www.uhkf.ca/Home ). To donate in Neil’s memory, go to the donations page, click ‘Donate in Memory’, select your amount, and specify: ‘KGH Davies Intensive Care Unit’ or donations to the Loyalist Humane Society (https://www.loyalisthumanesociety.com/) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Neil, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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CLARA MARGUERITE LEAVITT (Tripp) – January 7th, 1930   anuary 15th, 2023Entered into rest at her home, East Lake on Sunday, January 15, 2023, Marguerite Leavitt (nee Tripp) died at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late Clarence & Blanche Tripp (nee Francis) and was the beloved wife for 66 years to Mell. Marguerite was the loving mother of Paul (Gerry) of Carrying Place, Lynn (Susan) of Picton, and Susan Vincent (John) of Northport and was the grandmother of Joseph (Kylie), James (Jess), Julie (Jordan), Amanda (Brendan) and Ryan (Caitlin) and the beloved great grandmother of Remington, Ryerson, Jessa-Lee, Grayson, Kayden, Brooklyn, Emmett, Bentley and Clara. She is predeceased by her brother Clifford Tripp of Belleville and remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Leavitt rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 11 am with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Inurnment Cherry Valley Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in memory of Marguerite would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Marguerite, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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PAMELA TRACY SMITH (nee CUNNINGHAM), passed away on January 15, 2023 at 61 years of age. After years of failing health, Tracy slipped away in her sleep.  Tracy was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great friend. A woman who never cared much about herself but had the biggest heart for others.  Tracy will be best remembered as a feisty funny loving soul, devoted farmer, rural mail carrier, quarry worker, caring neighbour, artist and lifelong County girl. Over the years, Tracy lived for and loved to care for her dogs, sheep, horses and wild birds.  She was above all passionate and proud of her grandson’s Caddence and Hayden. Tracy is survived by her mother Florence, children BJ and Erica, siblings Pat, Rob (Kelly), Connie, Kathy, Daryl (Talaya), nephews/nieces Chris (Lauren), Joe (Sara), Jess, Tyler, Mia and Alyssa.  Tracy will be greatly missed by her BEST friends and caregivers:  Bonnie Lewis, Jackie Peters, Linda & Larry Lyons and so many other wonderful caring PSW and palliative healthcare members on TEAM TRACY. She is preceded in death by her much-loved father Alan and grandparents Bob and Blanche Cunningham. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of her Life will be announced and held in the Spring. Instead of flowers, we hope you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone less fortunate in her name. When you think of Tracy, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest. 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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MARILYN JEAN MOORE (Fraleigh) – April 20th, 1937 – January 14th, 2023 – Entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Saturday, January 14, 2023, Marilyn Moore (nee Fraleigh) of Bloomfield, died at the age of 85. She was the daughter of the late Charles & Jean Fraleigh (nee Killip) and she was the beloved wife of the late Jack. Marilyn was the loving mother of Ronda (Rick) of London, Paula (Bob) of Cherry Valley, Wendy (Brian) of Wellington, Janet (Rob) of Picton, and Carey (Shamael) of Kingston and grandmother of Romany (Luis), Michael (Kayla), Bradley, Ellie (Willy), Jane (Kyle), Jessy (Dave), and Bea and great grandmother of Jack, Bria, Madi, Lucas, Emry, Carlos, Carson, and Wyatt. She is survived by her sisters Eleanor Lindsay-McDonald of Picton, Dorothy Fraleigh of Bloomfield, sister-in-law Jean Strawbridge of Kingston and predeceased by sister-in-law Betty McGrath. Marilyn will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Moore rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Celebration of Marilyn’s Life will be held at the Bloomfield United Church, 272 Main Street, Bloomfield on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 2 pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Rev. Catherine Duggan Officiating. Spring Inurnment Universalist Cemetery, Bloomfield. If desired, donations to Bloomfield United Church or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” in memory of Marilyn would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Marilyn, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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IVY HELMER (Minaker) – December 31st, 1923 – January 10th, 2023 – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Hospice Prince Edward on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Daughter of the late Elmer and Daisy Minaker. Loving wife of the late Clinton. Mother of Patricia Lawless (late Peter) and Eric (Lisa). Grandma of Brian, Ben, Cody (Danielle) and the late Danny and great-grandma of Brody and Keira. Ivy is survived by her brother Jack Minaker and sisters-in-law Marilyn Pearson and Dorothy Bongard. Ivy is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 1pm with visitation for one hour prior to Service. Spring Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to “Back the Build” Hospital Fund or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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MARJORIE WILTSE – Peacefully passed away at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton on Sunday, January 8th, 2023, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Murray Wiltse, and much loved mother of Tom (Nanlee), Kathryn (John) and Jeannette (James). Cherished grandmother of Aaron, Jordan (Jennifer) and Shannon (Kevin) and great grandmother of Kailey, Maddie, Nathan and Asher. Predeceased by parents Kathleen and Wilbert. She will be sadly missed by sister Hilda and nieces Sandra (Frank), Sharon (Al), Susan (Allan), and nephew Scott. Predeceased by nephew James Edward (Ted). Thank you to the doctors and staff at Kentwood Park for their compassionate care and special thanks to Wendy for providing dedicated support to mom while still at home. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, January 20th, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Interment will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KATHRYN ANN KENT (Heffernan) – April 12th, 1935 – January 6th, 2023 – Entered into rest at her home, with her family at her side, on Friday, January 6, 2023, Kathryn Kent (nee Heffernan) of Picton, died at the age of 87. She was the daughter of the late Jeremiah & Mary Magdalene Heffernan (nee Freeburn) and the wife of Michael Kent and the late Oakley Craig. Kathryn was the loving mother of Angela O’Brien, Terry Craig (late Patti), Derrick Craig (Tracy) and Danny Craig (Sylvia), all of Prince Edward County. She was the dearest Nanny of Stephanie, Shaun, Tyler, Cory, Joshua and Jeremy and great Nanny of Annah, Riley, Lilah, Brooke, Jasper, Corah and Savanah. Kathryn is survived by her siblings the late Leona, late Bernice, late Ronald, Agnes of Pembroke, late Gerald, Yvonne of Barrie, late Robert, Jeanette of Belleville, Garry of Picton, Sharon of Barrie and Carol of Toronto and she will be fondly remembered by her son-in-law Richard O’Brien and her many nieces, nephews and extended family. Kathryn was a special lady, who loved her family dearly. She was often driving herself to play bingo and cards to try and win the “big money” or planning her next gathering for her brothers and sisters. She was a kind, humble, and gentle soul, who brought smiles and laughter to all. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses for their support and compassion while caring for Kathryn. Kathryn is resting at the Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place and a visitation to be held at the funeral home on Saturday January 14, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m, followed by a service in the Chapel and reception at Elk’s lodge. If desired, donations to Back the Build campaign for a new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice in Kathryn’s memory would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences and to share memories of Kathryn, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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ARTHUR JOHN ‘Art’ BRUNET – August 18th, 1952 – January 6th, 2023 – Peacefully entered into rest at home, on Friday, January 6, 2023, Art Brunet of Cannifton, formerly of Bloomfield, died at the age of 70. He was the son of the late Royden Brunet & Rita Douglas (nee Coady) and he has been reunited with his love, the late Robin Marie (nee Wannamaker). Art was the father of Carrie Brunet, Jason Brunet (Brandi), all of Kingston, Steve Brunet of Belleville and Natalie Wright (Wes Whipple) of Picton and he was the grandfather of Marissa, Brielle, Nathan, Alexis, Jaxon and Everleigh. Art is survived by his brother Joseph Brunet of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and he will be fondly remembered by his niece Elizabeth and his cousins Linda White (John Dirneder), Doug White (Melanie) and Lee Linka (nee White). Mr. Brunet is resting at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 2 pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Spring Interment at Bowerman McFaul Cemetery, Bloomfield. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hospice Prince Edward in Art’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Art can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

 

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BERLIN HORST – September 19th, 1934 – January 3rd, 2023 – Entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Horst Berlin of Cressy died at the age of 88. He was the son of the late Wilhelm & Emma Berlin and he was the beloved husband for 65 years of Joyce (nee Mallett). Horst was the loving father of Peter of Scarborough and the late Martin and he was the dearest grandfather of Stephen (Irena) and Michelle (Mark) and great grandfather of Nora, Martin, Oliver, Brooklyn and Blake. Mr. Berlin rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). In keeping with Horst’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences and to share memories of Horst can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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JOHN GEORGE BAITLEY – Surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, John George Baitley passed away at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton. Beloved son of the late Helen and Don Baitley. Loving husband of Kathy Baitley. Caring father of Melissa and Curtis (Cassandra) and Grandpa to Brody, Paige, Annie, Miah and Connor. Survived by his brother Robert Baitley (Brenda). John, a steward of the land, proudly farmed in Wellington all his life. He was a long-time member of the Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association and past director with the Ontario Cattle Feeders Association, working hard to bring quality beef to the forefront. He was a true Family man with many close friends. He will be sadly missed. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellington District Community Centre, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington. Following the service a luncheon will be served in the Hall and friends may visit with the family from 2-5 p.m. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward 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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WALTER GORDON ‘Wally’ MONROE – November 26th, 1969 – January 2nd, 2023 – Suddenly entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, on Monday, January 2, 2023, Wally Monroe of Cherry Valley died at the age of 53. He was the son of the late Gordon & Louise Monroe (nee Hineman) and he was the boyfriend of Lori Mills of Cherry Valley. Wally was the loving father of the late Kevin, Matt (Mariah) of Belleville, Nick of Picton, Joey, Emily and Oliver, all of Cambridge and the dearest grandfather of Mikayla, Rayne, Everlee and Harper. He is predeceased by his brother Jeff Monroe and he will be sadly missed by his entire family and many friends. Mr. Monroe is resting at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450) for visitation on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 2-4 p.m. Cremation to follow and Spring Inurnment at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Canadian Liver Foundation in Wally’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Walley can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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THOMAS DOUGLAS ‘Doug’ SKINNER – January 26th, 1939 – January 1st, 2023 – Retired Building Inspector – Entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital, on Sunday, January 1, 2023, Doug Skinner of Picton died at the age of 83. He was the son of the late Frank & Vergie Skinner and the beloved husband for 63 years of Sylvia (nee Smith). Doug was the loving father of the late Karen, and the late Curt. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Karen Stone of Perryville, Arkansas. Doug was the brother of the late Lionel (late Paula), Edgar (Joanne) of Marmora, Kerry (Joyce) of Scarborough, and Roy (Delores) of Kingston and he will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Skinner is resting at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450) for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from Picton Free Methodist Church, 384 Main Street, Picton on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 1 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour before the service in the church. Spring Interment Hicksite Cemetery, Bloomfield. If desired, donations to Cystic Fibrosis in Doug’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Doug can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

 

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