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Obituaries Countylive.ca – 2023

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MARY “RUTH” ELMY – Passed away Saturday, December 23rd, 2023 peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward. Ruth was born in Northport, ON on January 2nd, 1926. Daughter of Harry and Mary Smith. Beloved sister of Howard. Wife of the late Harold James Elmy. Much loved mother of David (Cathy Moore) and Esther (Lyle) Lloyd. Predeceased by her eldest son Stephen and grandson Adam. She will be missed by her daughter in-law, Elaine, grandchildren Janine (Michael) Allen, Scott (Cassie) Elmy, Rachel Elmy, Tim (Blaze) and Andy Lloyd and great grandchildren Kyle, Liam, Hunter, Chase, Hyde, Rielle, Jayden and Mason, niece Lois (Wayne) Brough, Brenda and Wayne. Mom married and moved to Belleville and later returned to the County to be closer to family. She was a dedicated mother and filled our home with love and warmth. She loved and was loved. Mom was an amazing artist. Her paintings are in all her family and friends’ homes. An occasion never went by without a hand painted card. She loved to travel and was fortunate enough to enjoy many journeys with family and friends.
Most of all, Mom was devoted to God’s word. Every morning was started by reading her bible and praying for family. She was a true example of what a Christian should be. Mom loved her family and instilled in her children, strong values. She will be dearly missed and forever loved. Special thanks to MLP for the last few years of care and love, PEC Memorial Hospital and especially Hospice Prince Edward for your care and kindness. As per Ruth’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JAMES EDWARD ‘Jim’ ‘Jimmy Boy’ RAND – March 30, 1948 – December 17, 2023 – Entered into rest at H. J. McFarland Memorial Home, on Sunday, December 17, 2023, Jim Rand of Picton, formerly of Belleville died at the age of 75. Son of the late Ross Rand and Arlie (nee Cole). Loving father of Ed (Barb) of Picton, Jason (Christa) of Oshawa and Elizabeth (Amanda) of Picton and remembered by his adoptive children. Dearest grandfather of Hollie, Kaylyn, Jake and Jasmin and great grandfather of Joe and Oaklyn. Predeceased by his sister Karen Marr. Mr. Rand rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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GARY STEPHEN ‘Ferg’ FERGUSON – December 13, 1959 – December 13, 2023 – Suddenly entered into rest at his home, on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Steve “Ferg” of Picton, died at the age of 64. Son of the late Albert & Ida Ferguson. Loving father of Corey of Picton and Chelsy of Wellington and remembered by their mother, Tami of Wellington. Loving partner of Debbie Schmidt of Picton. Survived by his sister Doris Sarles (late Ross) and his brother Paul, all of Ajax. Predeceased by his brother John and he will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and many friends. Ferg rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Diabetes Canada or to Prince Edward County Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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RETA BERNICE STORRING (nee Hineman) – With great sorrow we announce that on December 12th, 2023 at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, Reta Bernice Storring (nee Hineman) passed away after a brief illness at the age of 85. Wife of the late Glenn Storring of Milford, ON. Mother of Doug (Rosalind) Storring of Bloomfield, ON and Cathy Main (Scott) of Scarborough, ON. Grandmother to Anthony (Lucia) Storring on New Lowell, Melissa Storring of Belleville, ON. Step Grandmother to Trevor, Timothy, Tania, Tara and Madeline. Great Grandmother to Isaac, Tamara, Grayson and Jade. Reta’s career began with DND Camp Picton in payroll and accounts, then for many years as receptionist, clerk and accounting for many of Picton’s Real Estate firms. During Reta’s retirement she established her bakery from home to supply residences and businesses with her baked goods. Cremation has taken place. Interment to follow in Cherry Valley Cemetery in spring 2024. 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 at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT ‘Bob’ KEE – Peacefully entered into rest, with family at his side, at the Markham Stouffville Hospital Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Bob Kee of Wellington, formerly of Ottawa, died at the age of 85. He was the son of the late Frank & Rheta Kee (nee Brittain) of Saint John N.B. and was the cherished husband for 61 years of the late Joan Kee (Hopkins). Bob was the loving father of Jim (Laura) of Markham, and Susan of Toronto and the grandfather of Shannon (Chris) and Douglas and great grandfather of Finley and Paisley. Bob is predeceased by his sister Sandra Roberts of California. He will be fondly remembered by his immediate and extended family. The family would like to share their gratitude and appreciation for the excellent care Bob received during the past 10 months at the Amica Unionville Retirement Home, 2nd floor Memory Care in Markham, Ontario. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral at this time. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bob’s Life and inurnment in the family plot in New Brunswick will take place at a later date. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society of Ontario in memory of Bob would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Bob, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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GARNET GOODWIN – Retired Inspector, Belleville Police Services. Peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, surrounded by family. Loving husband of Connie Allison-Goodwin.  Proud father of Sean Patrick, and of Connie’s children – Dean Kleinsteuber (Annie) and Jamie Kleinsteuber.  Special “Grumpy Grandpa Garn” to Keely, Reese and Bree.  Dear brother of Kieron (Jamila), Sean (Catherine) and predeceased by sister Sharron (Dan). Predeceased by his parents William and Amelia Woolmore-Goodwin. Following a 30-year career with the Belleville Police Services, Garney joined the team at Alarm Systems and was a valuable employee for more than 15 years. He was a founding member of the Crime Stoppers Quinte, and was a dedicated Board member and fundraiser for the organization.  Pathways to Independence was proud to call him a volunteer in their Acquired Brain Injury Program. Garney had a lifelong passion for the outdoors.  He was an avid fisherman, trapper and hunter.  His true love was gathering with family and friends, playing his guitar, dancing and singing with The Reasons, “Whiskey Fridays”, and travelling the world with Connie. Garney’s family would like to extend a special thank you to: Dr. Jamie Mason and the SELHIN Palliative Care Team, including Dennis Michel, for their exceptional and loving care. As per Garney’s wishes, friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Lehigh Arena, Wellington, on Saturday, January 13th, 2024 from 1:00 -4:00.  The afternoon will include reflections from family and friends at 1:00 p.m. followed by dancing with The Reasons and refreshments. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to: Hospice Quinte, Hospice Prince Edward or Crime Stoppers Quinte. Arrangements entrusted to Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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NOLEN EDWARD ‘Nole’ RYCKMAN – August 2, 1939 – December 3, 2023 – Entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, December 3, 2023, Nole Ryckman of Picton died at the age of 84. Son of the late Sam Ryckman & Eloise (nee Leavitt) and beloved husband for 60 years of Joan (nee Hicks). Loving father of Nolen (Michelle) of Bewdley, Richard (Teresa) of Oshawa, and Darlene Yahn (Phil) of Courtice and and grandfather of Alex (Eric), Nick, Natasha, Brandon (Marzia), Jakob, Kyle (Brittney) and James. Predeceased by his sister Sidna McKenzie and fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Ryckman rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Memorial Service will be held at South Bay United Church on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 11 am with visitation for ½ hour prior to the Memorial Service. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Parkinson Canada or to South Bay United Church would be appreciated. Online condolences and memories at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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ELLA MARION KEWLEY – August 27, 1930-November 28, 2023 – Peacefully entered into rest at the West Lake Terrace on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 at the age of 93. Born in Bishopville, Nova Scotia to James & Leora (nee Tracey) Vaughan. Predeceased by her husband George of 74 years. Beloved mother of Terry (Cathy) of Cherry Valley, the late Vance (Betty) Kewley of Belleville, and Cheryl (the late Phil) Blair of Middleton, Nova Scotia. Ella is survived by her brother Eric (Ruth) and is predeceased by her siblings Gwen, Leo, Shirley, Clyde, Arthur, Royce and Christine. Sadly missed by her 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. In keeping with Ella’s wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will be having a private interment in the spring. Arrangements in the care of the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, ON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DONALDA MAE GRAHAM – We are sad to announce the passing of Donalda Mae Graham, peacefully at her home in Kingston on Monday, November 27th, 2023, in her 94th year. She was born in Wellington in 1930 to Don and Ila Macdonald. On October 11th, 1947 she married Don Graham who passed away on December 24th, 2007. She will be missed by her children; Jim & Betty Graham, Robert & Lois Graham, Sue Christiansen, Peggy Jasvins, Brenda & Paul Garner, Brian & Delfina Graham, Debbie & Kevin Preston, Angela & Robert Goulette and predeceased by daughter Jannet Downs. Eldest sister and sister in-law to Gwen Brown, Barbara & Bill Isaac, Betty Bush, Tom & Janet Macdonald, Nancy & Paul Jolliffe, Wayne & Nancy Macdonald. Predeceased by Leslie & Judy Macdonald, Jean & Jim Strong, Mary & Robert Hurst, Helen Macdonald, Marjorie Macdonald, Gerald Bush and Jack Brown. Missed by her loving grandchildren; Peter & Matthew Downs, Lori Macdonald, Dan Mitchell, Heather Graham, Ken Christiansen, Barbara Atkinson, Tammy Christiansen, Holly Jasvins, Cassandra Carlos, Cynthia Lokstet, Stephanie Graham, Philip Garner, Ashleigh Maclean, Rachel Dobson, Aleasha Preston, Ryan Bowles, Vanessa Barone and 20 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023. Reverend Ed Bentley officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.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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SHAWN PETER CASSIBO – September 4, 1974 – November 26, 2023 – Suddenly entered into rest at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at the age of 49. Son of the late Jerome Cassibo & Beverly (nee Hill) and beloved husband of Yvonne (nee Whaley). Loving father of Lee, Brody, and Shara (Marshal) all of Picton. Survived by his brother Darren of Wellington and predeceased by his brothers John & Jerry. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Cassibo rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 2 pm with visitation from 1 hour before the Memorial Service. Rev. Audrey Whitney to officiate. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences and memories at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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LENARD CHRISTOPHER ‘Len’ FOLEY – August 29, 1975 – November 24, 2023 – On November 24, 2023, at the age of 48, Lenard suddenly entered into rest at his home in Peterborough after a long battle with depression. Beloved son of Eileen Foley (nee Dombroskie) of Picton and the late Barry Foley. Loving father of Robyn Foley and the late Elle Marie Foley. Dearest brother of Tracey Pilon (Jason) of Long Sault, Richard (Sara) of Napanee, and Mike (Danielle) of Picton and special uncle of Thomas, Daniel, Patrick, Samuel, Jasper, Ryder and Blakely. He will be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Lenard adored his daughters and enjoyed spending time doing outdoor activities. He had a special knack when it came to small projects and crafts, and he always enjoyed exploring with new and old family recipes while cooking. Len was a sports fan who cheered for the Leafs and the Blue Jays, but his true allegiance was to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Lenard will be deeply missed. Mr. Foley is rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450) for visitation on Monday, December 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bruce Adema officiating. Cremation to follow. Private Family Interment in the family plot at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Picton at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated. Online condolences and memories at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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BARON HERBERT von LIEVEN, of Wellington on the Lake, died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 at the age of 88. Herbert was provided loving care by Marguerite, his wife of 56 years. Predeceased by his daughter Dianne, his sister Else (Weigeleir) and his parents Baron Felix and Otti von Lieven. Herb had many joys in his life including cars, ocean cruises, gardening and Manhattans with two maraschino cherries. He never lost his sense of humour and showed us all what dying with dignity looks like. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his nieces, nephews and many family and friends in Canada and Germany. He was a fine gentleman. Cremation has taken place and no visitation or service will be held. Interment will take place in Ottawa at a later date. 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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JOHANNA GERTRUDE ‘Annie’ THISSEN – March 4, 1927 – November 23, 2023 – Peacefully entered into rest at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Bert and loving mother of Linie of Picton, late Marty, Theo (Wanda) of Waupoos, and Roberta (Grant)of Atlanta, Georgia. Dearest Oma of Rebecca (Bob), Jennifer (Jeremiah), Shannon (Steve), Lennox (Sarah), Corrie (Luc), and Corinna (John) and Great Oma of Amélie, Chloé, Landon, Harper, Waylon and Pippa. Predeceased by her siblings Martien, Laura, and Truus and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family. The family wish to give their thanks to the Manor on Loyalist Parkway for all of their care and compassion provided to Annie. Mrs. Thissen rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 11 am in St. Gregory the Great Church, Picton with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Mass. Rite of Committal with Prayers Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward would be appreciated. Online condolences and memories at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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LARRY ROSE – Entered into rest at Maple Manor, Belleville on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023, at the age of 74. Son of the late Verna and Keith Rose. Beloved husband of the late Roxanne Robinson (Brown). Father of Callan Rose and the late Brett Rose. Survived by brother Jim Rose (Joanne), sisters Sandra Lowe (Tom) and Jan Murray and predeceased by siblings Pam Orsborne (late Brian) and Lloyd Rose. Fondly remembered by Ken Robinson (Vicky), James Robinson and his 7 grandchildren. As per Larry’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be announced and held in the spring. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back The Build’ Fund, (www.backthebuild.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Memorial Donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build may be made by cheque and mailed to 403 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0 or online at www.pecmhf.ca or www.backthebuild.ca Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GORDON BABBITT – Gordon slipped away quietly, peacefully, at Prince Edward Hospice on Sunday, November 19th. He was born October 11, 1934 and lived most of his life in Prince Edward County. He was the second son of Mary (Anderson) and Sherman Babbitt. He is survived by his brother William (Shirley). He was a graduate of B.C.I. and Guelph University. In 1962, he married Corinne (Fargey) and they had 3 children; Mary Jane Prendergast (Michael), Julie Babbitt (Angus) and Jim (Stephanie). He loved his 6 grandchildren Sarah Gay (Brandon), Emma Prendergast, Andrew and Simon Cleghorn, Connie and Jason Babbitt. Gordon loved the “County” and the people who live here. He spent countless hours trying to make life better for everyone. He was a Deputy Reeve and Reeve of Ameliasburgh , served on County Council and was Warden of the County for a short time. He sat on and chaired many committees such as library, hospital, park and recreation, museums, roads etc. He loved to travel and visited most of Europe and Russia. At age 75, Corinne and Gordon bought a house in Phoenix, Arizona and spent many happy winters there travelling all of the western U.S. and sailed all the islands of Hawaii. Gordon was head of Science at Centennial Secondary School in Belleville. He had a full and happy life and he was deeply loved by his family and will always remain so. Visitation will be at Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Friday November, 24th from 6pm to 8p.m. Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 25th at Ainsworth Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Prince Edward or the Storehouse Food Bank. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ELAINE AGNES WOODS – It is with profound sadness that the family of Elaine Agnes Woods announces her passing in the early morning hours of November 15th, 2023 at the age of 82. A former volunteer with the Regent Theatre and the Picton Public Library, Elaine was warmly regarded by the community, respected by her former colleagues at ‘the cement plant’ and deeply loved by her family and friends. She will be fondly remembered for her beautiful and spontaneous smile, positive outlook, quick wit, quirky sense of humour and the generosity she showed to others. Elaine was a dedicated caregiver, predeceased by her husband (Raymond Croft Woods, 2019) and younger daughter (Megan Elizabeth Woods, 2014). She is survived by her daughter Helen Wells (Sidney), grandchildren Rachal Renwick (Jesse Whalen) and Jesse Woods (Kate Gordanier), great grandchildren Royan and Saorise, nephews Wayne (Tanya) and Robert Southey (Samantha), and great niece Jess Southey. A Celebration of Life will be held in May 2024. She wanted her party! Donations made to the Prince Edward Hospice in her name are appreciated. Arrangements in the care of the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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VIOLA KEENE (nee: Sero) – 1940-2023 – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Vi on November 12, 2023. She was surrounded by her loving family as they said their goodbyes. Vi will be eternally missed by her loving children, Laurie (Keene) Hughes (Brian) and Jim Keene (Beth). Her precious granddaughters, Shannon Hughes, Hayley Hughes, Hannah Keene and Kaitlin Keene will forever cherish the memories shared over the years. The  granddaughters lovingly referred to Vi as Gobbie and Nanny. Lifelong friend, Irene Quinn and her daughter Charlene Quinn, will carry Vi’s love with them always. Viola is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Evelyn Sero, sisters Betty and Judy (Del), brothers Cy and Norris. As per Viola’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held in the summer of 2024 (Vi’s favorite season). Family meant the world to Vi and she demonstrated this with her kind words and selfless actions every day. Her love, laughter and smiles will forever be engraved in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, ON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DOUGLAS WAYNE ROBINSON – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Wayne Robinson after a long battle with cancer. Surrounded by his daughters, Doug was reunited with his beloved wife Nancy on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at the Belleville General Hospital at the age of 74. Cherished son of the late Gladys and Harold Robinson. Loving husband and soulmate of the late Nancy Robinson. (nee Peeling). Father of Jillian (Bobby), Ashley (Tom) and Michelle (Jay). Grandpa to Anthony, Andrew, Claire, Violet and Mila. Loved brother of Marilyn (George) and Gary. He will be fondly remembered by his many sisters and brothers-in law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Doug was a strong, hardworking man with a warm caring heart. His unwavering love always showed through his passion for his family and the care he took with his animals. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Doug’s life will be announced and held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back The Build’ Fund, (www.backthebuild.ca) or the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Oncology Dept) (www.bghf.ca) 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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KENNETH GEORGE MARTIN – January 15, 1963 – October 30, 2023 – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ken, at Kingston General Hospital on October 30, 2023 with his beloved partner, Melissa Fraser, by his side. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Becki Martin (Peter) and Lindsey Paul (Simon). He was the very proud Papa of Lily, Rosalee, Niko, Draeden and Porter. Ken is survived by his parents Murray and Joanne Martin of Stirling, as well as his siblings, Reg Martin (Gloria) of Stirling, Jan Singh (Gilbert) of Picton, and Karen Martin (Ishwar) of Montreal. He will be fondly remembered by his work family at Watson Building Supplies and many friends, neighbours, and extended family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 19 from 2-5pm at the Waring House Hall, Picton, where we can share loving memories and wonderful stories. Memorial donations to Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings [https://habitatpeh.org/donate/] 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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MARJORIE LOIS JOHNSTON – 1931-2023 – It is with heavy hearts that the Johnston family announces the passing of Lois. Although we mourn, we are assured of her eternal life with her saviour Jesus Christ. Lois is survived by Bill, her husband of 71 years and five adult children: Leslie (Evelyn) Johnston of Lamont, AB; Bonnie (Bill) Hermiston of Cold Lake, AB; Gloria (Rolando) Eccleston of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Christine (George) Lazier of Blessington, ON; and Kenneth (Jennifer) Johnston of Wellington, ON. Beloved grandchildren include Erin, Jodi and Kyle; Natasha and Samantha; Shannon and Rebecca; and Jordan. Great grandchildren are Ava, Zoe and Violet; Piper; Rosaleigh; Damien; Alexander and Emmerson. Also survived by brother in law Elmo Johnston of Frankford, ON and Shirley Johnston of Wellington, ON as well as numerous nieces and nephews. While most of Lois’s time was consumed with the care of her family, she also worked as a Teaching Assistant at CML Snider Elementary School in Wellington. She loved the daily interactions with students and staff alike and her personality shone bright in that role. When it came to fun, she was always “up for it”, whether it meant dancing with Bill, having a sing-song around the piano with her on the keys or being entertained by one of the grandkids. Her laughter and sense of wonder will be missed, though her love of birdwatching, flowers and gardening has made its way through the generations and lives on. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to NP Brad Gunn, NP Ali Meteer, Angel of Bayshore Nursing, all the PSWs who gave it their best and the loving staff at Prince Edward Hospice. We could not have imagined the journey without your professional guidance and tender hearts. You too, Tod! A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will hopefully have more laughter than tears, fond memories revisited, friends and family reunited and a cup or two of Tetley tea. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward (www.hospiceprinceedward.ca) 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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DONNA MAY FERGUSON (Sanderson) – Passed away unexpectedly in her 81st year at her residence in Upham, New Brunswick, with her partner of 9 years, Wendell Jones by her side on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Donna was born on March 3, 1943 in Emo, Ontario to the late Joseph Morley Sanderson and the late Kathalean May Sanderson (Skinner). Donna is survived by her daughter Kim Hales (John) and grandchildren Justin, Daniel and Alannah and her great grandchildren of Belleville, Ontario. Step- daughter Karen Greenley (Doug) and step-granddaughters Brooklyn, Shyann, and step-grandson Robert and step-great grandchildren. Donna leaves behind her niece Anne Marie Murray (Scott) and great niece Nevaeh and great nephew Schyler whom Donna took under her wing and stayed with for the last 5 summers on her return to Ontario. Donna will be remembered by her friends and family who she visited every summer on her yearly vacations. Donna is predeceased by the love of her life Ken Smith as well as her brothers Raymond Sanderson, Kenneth Sanderson, and her sister Susan Deline. As per Donna’s wishes a cremation has taken place.  Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Trenton Legion on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 from 12-2 upstairs in lounge. Private burial for immediate family after celebration. She will be missed dearly and loved forever. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be sent to The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation in Donna’s Memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SUSAN MARIE DELINE (Sanderson) – It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Susan at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston on Monday October 18th, 2021. She was in her 70th year. Susan was born March 30, 1951 in The Rainy River District to the late Morley and Kathalean (Skinner) Sanderson. Susan will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Kim Hales (John), Anne Marie Murray (Scott) and Melanie Spears. At the time of her death, she was survived by her sister Donna Ferguson who has since passed. She was predeceased by her brothers Raymond Sanderson, and Kenneth Sanderson. Susan had 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.  She wasn’t just a great nana to Nevaeh and Schyler but she was a best friend and partner in crime. Susan had love to share with so many that she was a grandmother and a great grandmother to the Bush family who she loved dearly. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Susan chose to attend school in 1999 and become a PSW. She worked with Paramed Belleville for 21 years. Her goal was to keep the elderly in their homes rather than a nursing home and she did up till her death.  She made a lot of friendships a long the way.  She continually shared stories with us say how much she missed some very special clients Deborah Alfano, Betsy, Laurraine and Harold. Special thanks to her most favourite coworkers Victoria Dowling, Karen Soullard AKA Trouble and Heather Cook. In keeping with Susan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Trenton Legion on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 from 12-2 upstairs in lounge. Private burial for immediate family after celebration. She will be missed dearly and loved forever.  In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be sent to The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation in Susan’s Memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com.

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ROY NORMAN MacNAUGHTON – September 21, 1943 – October 10, 2023 – Wally and Bonnie MacNaughton welcomed a baby boy on September 21, 1943 in Peterborough, Ontario and he grew up to be a wonderful man. He came to Prince Edward County as a youngster, living first at Huyck’s Point, later moving to Hallowell Crossing. After a short career as a Metropolitan Toronto policeman, Roy commenced work at Dupont Canada in Kingston, where he worked for 38 years. In 1965, Roy married his high school sweetheart, Margo Publow, and became the very loving father of four daughters. In September 1975, he moved his family to Bloomfield, where he painstakingly restored a fire-damaged Century home to its original beauty. Roy created a huge workshop where his artistic side blossomed and he lovingly fashioned numerous functional & beautiful pieces of furniture and toys for his family and friends. Always athletic, but limited by back injuries from a 1968 car crash, Roy whizzed around his neighborhood on his in-line skates, walked for miles, and loved supporting The Wellington Dukes. He was “Mr. Trivia” of hockey and golf, which he adopted as his favourite sport in later years. He couldn’t get enough of playing golf at Briar Fox (where he also loved working in the Pro Shop), until it closed for the season due to snowfall! Anyway, snow made it harder for Roy to find all the balls that had been left behind by other players or “lost”. In 2006, Roy enjoyed a 10 day golf holiday in Scotland, a last special time with his brother Don. Roy always had a wonderful sense of humour, a generous and loving heart and always gave a helping hand, with or without being asked. Failing health kept Roy & Margo close to home in recent years, Roy puttering in his workshop and visiting with friends. Alzheimer’s had ravaged his gentle mind, but the VON Day Program in Picton, helped to restore some of his joy and he became “Roi” (as the ultimate Habs fan) to Jan and friends there. Everyone loved Roy, and when he moved to Westlake Terrace in March 2023, he was immediately welcomed into a warm and caring environment that felt like home. Words cannot express our sincere and immense gratitude for the unparalleled, loving, respectful, and compassionate care he and his family experienced. After a tenacious effort to survive, Roy’s life journey came to an end suddenly, yet peacefully, at Westlake, surrounded by love. A life well lived and well loved. Roy leaves to mourn him, his ever-loving wife Margo, dear brother Don (Jackie of Vancouver Island), his dear sister Diane Dick (PEC) and his beloved daughters, Christina MacNaughton, Catharine (Wayne) Haggarty, Susan (Tom) Hughes, Heather (Geoff) Hart and his four beloved grandchildren Molly Russell, Daniel, Erin, and William Hart. As well, nephews Drew (Bev) Dick, Darcy (Sadaf) Dick and niece Dana (Mark) Sauer. Cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life in Spring 2024 to be announced at a later date. If desired, memorial donations can be made in his name to The Loyalist Humane Society. 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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CAROLE PATRICIA CHARLESWORTH – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Carole Patricia Charlesworth, at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton, ON on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, at the age of 90. Carole was born in Toronto and was the beloved wife of the late Grant Charlesworth. She will be sadly missed by her sons Scott of Toronto and Bart of Hemmingford, Quebec. She leaves behind her sister Joyce and her beloved nieces Sharon and Sandra. Carole was a loving, caring mother who loved family, dancing and sailing. A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment Wellington Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SHEILA PARKS – Passed away peacefully at Hospice, Picton on October 7th, 2023, in her 85th year, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Mother of Michele Neil, Marilyn James (and husband Bill), Eugene Parks (and wife Deborah), Stewart Parks (and wife Jennifer) and Grandchildren Ben Neil, Nate Neil, Caleb Neil (predeceased), Rachel Spink, Laura Tompson, Julianna James, Victoria Edwards, Elizabeth Parks, Olivia Parks, Mitchell Parks, as well as special friend of Ronald Tao (and wife Yanna). Beloved sister of Ann Snider and predeceased siblings Ruth Hennessy and Jack Blackman and parents Olive and Leland Blackman.  As per Sheila’s wishes, a Green Burial has taken place in Wellington and there will be no service or visitation for the general public. A commemoration is planned for immediate family and close friends. Memorial donations can be made to any charity of your choice, with preference to support orphaned children abroad. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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RUSSELL NORMAN ANGUS PENNOCK – January 15, 1943 – October 5, 2023 – Entered into rest at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Russell Pennock of Picton died at the age of 80. Son of the late Norman Pennock & Christina (nee Shearer). Dear brother of Jamie (Ruth) of Picton and Diane Bennett of Toronto and uncle of Sandra. Mr. Pennock rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Russell’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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PETER J. DAVENPORT – July 6, 1936 – October 4, 2023 – Entered into rest at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton, on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Peter Davenport of Picton died at the age of 87. Beloved husband for 63 years to Hilary (nee Dawson). Loving father of Ian (Jo) of Courtney, BC, Helen (Ken) of Belleville, and Andrew (Peggy) of Brisbane, Australia. Dearest grandfather of Laura, Rebecca, Richard, Jennifer, late Michael, Julia and Tyler and great grandfather of Dean, Saul, Aila, Tova, Colin, Amelia, Lila and Weston. Sadly missed by his life long friend David Brown of Barrie. Mr. Davenport rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 10:30 am with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. If desired, donations to a Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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STEPHEN ‘STEVE’ VICKERS – Passed away surrounded by his family at the Belleville General Hospital at 18:03 on Monday, October 2nd, 2023, in his 74th year. Loving husband of Martha Vickers. Supportive and caring father of Sherry Leavitt (Donald), Shawn and Brendan Bellchamber (Kylie Moyer). Papa to Hunter and Harrison Leavitt. Survived by his siblings David Vickers and Beth Wright (John), his mother in-law Phyllis Gregory and predeceased by his parents Sidney and Mary Vickers. Steve was dedicated to his community and served as a Prince Edward County Firefighter for 45 years; serving as Captain for 30 years. He was an avid hunter and had a passion for the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, October 6th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Community Centre, Picton. Immediately, following the service friends gathered to celebrate Steve’s Life with his family from 2-4 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Picton United Church Foodbank or the Hallowell Fire Association 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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NANCY PATRICIA ‘Pat’ ISTEAD – November 23, 1933 – September 25, 2023 – Suddenly entered into rest at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Monday, September 25, 2023. Pat Istead (nee Leavitt) of Bloomfield died at the age of 89. Daughter of the late Norman Leavitt & Bernice (nee Love) and beloved wife for 72 years to Roly. Loved mother of Alan (Joanne) of Hillier, Karen of Bancroft, Gayle of Cherry Valley, Gary (Cathy) of Moira, Sandra (Steve), Wayne (Laurie) all of Picton, Valerie (Steve) of Belleville, Peter (Sandra) of Ottawa, and Mark of Bloomfield. Fondly remembered by her 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Paul (Laurie) of Timmins and predeceased by brothers Ned, John David and sisters Catherine and Anne. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Istead rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service was held at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 12 noon followed by A Memorial Service at 1 pm in Gilead Fellowship, Downes Avenue, Picton. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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Dr. ARTHUR HUNTLEY COLE – June 23, 1930 – September 22, 2023 – Dr. Arthur Huntley Cole, of Picton, passed away peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, September 22, 2023 at the age of 93. He will be missed dearly by his beloved wife Judy, as well as his children Richard Cole (Isabella Cole), Leslie Cole (Edward Mahood), and Susan Cole (Stephen Graham), all of his grandchildren Leslie Axel Cole (Tamara Grahlmann); Caitlin Kinnear (Michael de Raaf), Lucy Coulombe (Marc Coulombe) and William Kinnear (Vanessa Kinnear); Wesley Skyler Graham (Emma Wilkins), and Summer Graham (Dustin Wenus), and his great-grandchildren Evelynne and Ewan Kinnear, Malcolm de Raaf, and Iris Graham Wilkins. Arthur will also be missed by Judy’s children Mark Pankratz (Heather Pankratz), Christopher Pankratz (Laura Rowley), Tony Pankratz (Chrisanne Pankratz), and Cindy Pankratz, as well as her grandchildren Mercedes and Tristan; Alicia and Ethan; Karl, Jacqueline and Kimberly; and Sebastian Pankratz. Arthur was predeceased by his adored wife Nancy Anne Cole (d. 1996). Many members of the community throughout the County will share in the grief of our family, especially the congregation of St. Phillip’s Anglican Church where Arthur was a longstanding member and formerly served as the Churchwarden, and the Music at Port Milford camp which he supported as a member of the board in the past. Dr. Cole graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1955, and practiced as an anesthesiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He was known for his bedside manner and compassionate and comforting care of his patients. Dr. Cole left practice in 1995 and settled into a happy retirement in Prince Edward County. He was a true fan of spending time in his greenhouse and fishing on his boat, watching the Toronto Blue Jays, and ending the day with a large bowl of good vanilla ice cream. Arthur will long be remembered as a true gentleman, with a twinkle in his eye and a cheeky grin on his face. Dr. Cole rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450) for memorial visitation on Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 244 Main Street, Wellington, Prince Edward County on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11 a.m. A livestream link of the Memorial Service will be available closer to the Service date and found on the memorial webpage. Interment of cremated remains will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Phillip’s Anglican Church, Milford (https://stphilipschurch.ca/want-to-make-a-donation), the Music at Port Milford camp (https://musicatportmilford.org/support) , or your local Food Bank would be appreciated to honour Arthur’s memory. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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HARRY WELBANKS – Passed away peacefully at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 in his 76th year. Father of Ashley and Coty Welbanks. Beloved brother of Lynda Flegg (John) and predeceased by his parents Jean Sharpe and Carmen Welbanks and brothers James and Steven Welbanks. As per Harry’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation. The family would like to thank the staff at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home for their excellent care. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGOTN Condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BARBARA EILEEN JUFFS – November 16, 1933 – September 19, 2023 – Peacefully entered into rest at her home, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Barbara Juffs (nee Severn) of Picton, formerly of Milford died at the age of 89. Daughter of the late Leonard Severn & Edith (nee Bland) and wife of the late Ken. Beloved mother of Paul (Maureen) of Egmont, BC, Mark, and Andrew (Maggie) all of Picton and grandmother of Shawn, Logan, Michael, Dawson, and Nicholas and great grandmother of Jaiden, Jynaya, Avielle, Kale, Shale, Emmerich, Lochner, Idony, and Vihlee. Survived by her sister Kath Rice of England. Mrs. Juffs rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held at Black River Cemetery, Milford on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com 

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EARL MAITLAND MORE – January 19, 1943 – September 18, 2023 – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward. Earl Maitland More, son of the late Harold and Jean More, so loved by his children Ken (Janice), Shawn (Nancy),  Michelle (Willy).  Proud Papa of Andrew, Matthew, Davin, Avery, and Allison. Earl will be missed by his sister Colleen Knapp of Smiths Falls and his niece and nephews. A Celebration of Earl’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARY BEATRICE ‘Bette’ MacDONALD – April 30, 1943 – September 15, 2023 – Retired French Teacher, Prince Edward County – Suddenly entered into rest at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton, on Friday, September 15, 2023. Bette MacDonald (nee Doiron) died at the age of 80. Beloved mother of Jennifer Kobayashi (Jeff) of Campbell River, BC, Sean MacDonald of Kingston and Allison MacDonald of Nepean. Loving grandmother of Breagh, Brendan, Chloe, Lachlan and Nya. Bette is survived by her sisters Jeanette Marks, Shirley Prowse and Pat Dolan and predeceased by her brother Robert Doiron. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and many friends. Madame MacDonald rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Liturgy of the Word Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 1 p.m. with visitation from 11 am until time of Service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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RICHARD WAYNE INGRAM – March 22, 1956 – September 15, 2023 – Peacefully entered into rest after a battle with cancer, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Friday, September 15, 2023. Richard Ingram of Milford died at the age of 67. Son of the late Tweet Ingram & Betty (nee Way) and beloved husband of Sandra (nee Cronkwright). Brother of Kris Carroccio of Scarborough, Kathy Pickard (Roger) of Wellington, Susie Chapman (George) of Picton, Bobby Ingram (Ian) of Tweed and Tracey Walsh (Ward) of Cherry Valley. Uncle of Anthony, Robert, Austin, Mercedes and Samantha and great uncle of Sienna. Remembered by Sandra’s family, Dale Cronkwright (late Andy) of Picton, Andy (Penny) of Greenbush, Peter, and Sam (Brett Hele), all of Picton and their families. Richard rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Richard’s will be held at a later date, to be announced. If desired, donations to Diabetes Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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SYLVIA JEAN BROOKS – March 22nd, 1952 – September 12th, 2023 – Our beloved Sylvia passed away September 12th, 2023 at the age of 71 at Trenton Memorial Hospital. Daughter of Elda and the late Roy Brooks. Sister of Keith and wife Kathy, the late Faye (Roger Townsend) and the late Steven. Partner and loved for over 40 years by Jack Clement. Sylvia grew up in the County and lived in Belleville. She worked in the Radiology Department at Belleville General Hospital until she retired for medical reasons. She loved to travel and enjoyed all hand crafts. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 20th from 6-8 p.m. at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m. A family interment will take place at Sophiasburg Cemetery. Memorial Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KELLY GREER – After a lengthy illness it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kelly Greer at home on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, in her 57th year. Loving wife of John Greer. Caring mother of Jenny Greer and adoring Grandma to Aiden. Survived by her siblings Kathy Seebeck (Bob) and Rob McBeth (Michelle). Predeceased by her parents Mary and Don and her brother Rick McBeth. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and the Greer family. Kelly was a very kind and caring person and everyone that knew her loved her. Born Kelly McBeth on October 15th, 1966 she moved to Wellington with her family in 1977 where she completed high school and then worked in Belleville and Wellington. In the early 90’s she developed a devasting disease, Eosinophilic Fasciitis, that she fought bravely for years. Despite this debilitating disease she led a full life. She raised our daughter Jennifer and kept our home going. She worked in our propane business during the day and fielded calls from our home at night. It was truly a family effort. Even after the disease kept her from going into the office, she insisted on fielding all the after-hour calls from our home. She loved dealing with the customers. She was an incredibly strong woman in the face of this disease, never complaining of pain or feeling sorry for herself, always happy. She loved animals, especially our dog Willie. Kelly was always thinking of others and helping in any way she could, even helping fellow patients when she was in the hospital. She would have made a wonderful nurse. Our daughter Jenny was her everything and when we welcomed our grandson Aiden last September, she was so excited. I truly believe his birth was the reason Kelly fought so hard to be released from the hospital last September. Despite her deteriorating health, this past year was her happiest ever, sharing it with Aiden. Special thanks to Sherri Lyons, who was Kelly’s wonderful home care nurse for the last 30 years and Doctor Nolan, a true healthcare hero who went above and beyond her call of duty. Cremation has taken place and a gathering of family and friends will be held to celebrate Kelly’s life and share a glass of Pepsi on Saturday, October 7th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at her home, 285 Consecon Street, Wellington Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Back the Build (backthebuild.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ELAINE MARILYN COOPER – March 15, 1935 – September 8, 2023 – Entered into rest at Westgate Lodge Long Term Care Facility, Belleville, on Friday, September 8, 2023. Marilyn Cooper (nee Minaker), formerly of Picton, died at the age of 88. Daughter of the late Glendon Minaker & Bea Gerow (nee Hallett) and wife of the late George. Loving mother of Wendy Norton (Jack Wright) of Picton, late Laurie Rosborough (surviving Dale McLaren) of Belleville, Michael Cooper (Carol) of Toronto, and the late Debbie Cooper. Loved grandmother of Michael, Jerilyn, Chett, Troy, Curtis, Shalise, Christie, Torbin, Andrew, Kastin, and Meaghan, and great grandmother of 17 and great-great grandmother of 4. Predeceased by her siblings Thera Falconer and Loris Minaker. Mrs. Cooper rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11 a.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Loyalist Humane Society or the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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DONALD ALBERT DeMILLE – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Friday, September 8th, 2023, at the age of 80. Best friend of Sharon DeMille. Dear father of Chris (Christine) DeMille and stepfather of Tracy Cronkright (Brian). Papa to Gillian (Dryden), Jack, Mitchell, Justin and great grandson Jared. Survived by brothers Doug (late Susan) and Ken (Shirley) and their families. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, September 19th at 12:30 p.m. at the Wellington Cemetery. (East side of cemetery) Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward (www.hospiceprinceedward.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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HAROLD ARTHUR CORFIELD – Passed away peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, September 8th, 2023, at the age of 82. Loving husband of 58 wonderful years to Marlene Corfield. Caring father of Randy, Paul (Shelley) and Steven (Shannon). Supportive Grandpa to Sarah (Matt), Emily (Blake), Miranda, Lincoln (Danielle), Gemma, Lucy, Evan (Sydney), Mason (Tori), Madelyn and great children Violet, Nova, Flora and Charlie. Survived by his sister in-law Jean Corfield and brother in-law Clifford Foster and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Helen and Arthur Corfield and sisters Jean Post, Margaret Foster, brother Bill Corfield and granddaughter Amber Corfield. Harold owned and operated his own excavating business for 35 years and also a local family owned waste and recycling company for 18 years. He was passionate about woodworking and his involvement with the Anglican Church, the Masonic Lodge Lake Lodge #215 and the OES Quinte 59. He will be fondly remembered by friends and family. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, September 14th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Masonic Service and an Eastern Star Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Wellington. Reception to follow the service at the church. Interment Grove Cemetery, Ameliasburgh Memorial donations to the Belleville Hospital Oncology Department (www.bghf.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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CYNARA ADRIANNA LEWIS – February 27, 1996 – September 6, 2023 – It is with broken hearts the family of Cynara Lewis, of Picton, announce her tragic passing on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, in Peterborough at the age of 27. Cherished daughter of Susan Dillon of Picton and daughter of Albert Lewis of Napanee. Beloved sister of Jason Dillon, Sarah Dillon (Chad), Elizabeth Dillon (Antonio), Justine Lewis, Larissa Lewis, and Logan Lewis. Cynara will be sadly missed by her niece, nephews, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and her many friends. Cynara rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Private Family Visitation was held. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Cynara’s will be held at a later date, to be announced. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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ALVIN FRANKLIN ALLEN – Passed away peacefully at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, at the age of 94. Predeceased by his brother Ivan Allen and his sister Berniece Hanna. Survived by his brother in-law Keith Hanna, nephews Alan Hanna (Joanne) and Jamie Hanna (Donna) and niece Kathy Willis (Bob). Fondly remembered by many great nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends John and Judy Boudreau. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Cherry Valley Cemetery. A reception will follow the interment at the Salvation Army Church, 46 Elizabeth St Picton. Memorial Donations to the Salvation Army Picton (www.salvationarmy.ca) 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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ELSIE DOREEN CLEAVE – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton, on Monday, September 4th, 2023, in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Debbie, Trevor (Ellie), David (Nancy) and Rob (Ruth). Dear grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Earl Young (Sharon) and predeceased by brothers Ron, Bud and George Young. Doreen was raised on a farm with her four brothers outside of Napanee. At the age of 8, she contracted meningitis and after 4 months of bedside care in hospital, she unexpectedly recovered and went on to live a full life. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Elder Care in Bloomfield, PEC Memorial Hospital and Hospice Prince Edward for their compassionate care and support. Cremation has taken place and a private family Graveside Service will be held at Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society (www.loyalisthumanesociety.com) or Hospice Prince Edward (www.hospiceprinceedward.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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ELEANOR MARIE HERR – June 3, 1925 – September 3, 2023 – Suddenly entered into rest at her home, on Sunday, September 3, 2023. Eleanor Herr (nee Vaughan) of Picton, died at the age of 98. Daughter of the late Edward & Mary Vaughan (nee Allen). Mother of Louise Rossler (Norman) of Hannah, Alberta, late James Martin (surviving Ruth) of Edmonton, Alberta, Tom Cole (Betty) of Victoria, British Columbia, Richard Bangery (Janice) of Caston, Alberta, and the late Sandy Gilette. Remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, especially by Janie Daubney of Picton. Sister of Allen, Betty, and Maisy, and predeceased by Bill, Harry, Nora, Gena, Maggie, Donald, and Joseph. Fondly remembered by her “step-daughter” Donna Sanderson of Picton, and her “step-granddaughters” Dona-Lee, Tammy, Angela and their families. Mrs. Herr rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 2 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service in the Chapel. Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. Cremation to follow and Eleanor will be buried in the Vaughan Family plot at Cressy United Church Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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LOIS ROSE COURTNEY – October 13, 1935 – September 3, 2023 – Entered into rest at Westlake Terrace on Sunday, September 3, 2023, Lois (nee Manlow) of Picton, died at the age of 87. Daughter of the late Ted & Stella Manlow (nee Rose) and wife of the late Wilford. Loving mother of Lorne (Kimberly) of Hornell, New York, and Paul (Maureena) of Picton. Loved grandmother of Benjamin (Kayla), Erin, Chelsea (Kyle), Brogan (Mitch) and Keely. Sister of the late Doug Manlow and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family. Mrs. Courtney rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450) for visitation on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Main Street, Picton on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 2 p.m. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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LYDIA LOUISE O’DONNELL – April 13th, 1935 – Sept 2nd, 2023 – On September 2, 2023 we said goodbye to a beautiful, kind and loving soul. Surrounded by her loving family, Lydia Louise O’Donnell wrote her final chapter in this life to surely begin another, yet to be read. Louise was a devoted wife, caring sister, wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived her life to the fullest through her work, traveling the world, absorbing other cultures and shared her experiences by teaching. She conveyed an emotional litany of introspections and observations through her carefully selected words. Creatively, her towering achievement was her Poetry. She was a Prize Winning poet, recognized by many as the “Poet Laureate” of Prince Edward County. And read with the likes of Al Purdy. She lived a life full of love, compassion, acceptance and creativity. We will miss you beyond words but know your love and light will live on in our beautiful memories. She is mourned by her loving husband, John, brothers Kenny, partner Mae, Ronny, wife Leonne, children, Karen, Kevin, Kerry, son-in-law, Warren, Gord, daughter-in-law Anne, Len, daughter-in-law Cathy, stepson David, daughter-in-law Genevieve, grandchildren, Jessie, Kail, Kori, Cody, Jake, Ava, Dash, Great Grandchildren, Bobby and Scarlett and each one of her nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to gather in a Celebration of Louise’s life on Saturday, October 21st at the Hillier Hall, Hillier, ON from 1-5 p.m. Arrangements in the care of the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington.
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Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LILIAN ”Lil” “ Shorty” DENARD – 1927 –2023 – It is with great sadness that we announce Lil’s passing on August 29 just 8 weeks shy of her 96th birthday. Beloved wife of Norman Denard, deceased 2006, loving mother to her children, Sandra (Leslie) Latchford and Mark (Debbie), proud grandmother to grandchildren Erin and Jeffrey (Joslyn) and great grandchildren Montgomery and Mitchell. Lil was born in Whaley Bridge, a small village outside Manchester, England, the youngest child of Albert and Ann Platt. World War II brought Norm and Lil together and they married in November 1945. Lil arrived in the County in July 1948 to begin life on the farm and what a life it was. Lil will be remembered for being a hard worker who was always willing to help out, her generosity, her love for her family, her infectious smile and her ability to make short work of a 1000 piece jig-saw puzzle. A private family interment will take place later at Wellington Cemetery. As per Lil’s wishes there will be no formal visitation, no funeral service or speeches. Instead, the family invites friends and neighbours to call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Sunday, September 24th from 1:00 – 3:00 to share memories and offer condolences. Memorial donations to the a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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DIANA GAIL ELLIS – Entered into rest at Hallowell House Long Term Care Facility, Picton, on Monday, August 28th, 2023. Diana Ellis of Picton, died at the age of 83. Daughter of the late Frank & Violet Stewart (nee Beach). Beloved wife of the late Fergie. Grandmother of Tia Graham and great grandmother of Fergus. Predeceased by her siblings Garfield Stewart (Jessie), Florence Latimer (Trevor), Kenneth Stewart (Lillian), Laura Jean Jarvis (Gordon), Donald Stewart (Marjorie) and Olivia Wiun (John). Lovingly remembered by niece Donna Jean Legge (Charles) and her family. Special thanks to her friend and counsellor Ginny Pearsall, and to the management and staff of the Picton Manor and Hallowell House for their care and support of Diana over the years. Mrs. Ellis rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton, on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 2pm where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved Fergie. If desired, donations to Hallowell House would be appreciated. The family would love to hear your stories and memories of Diana and Fergie, please email: dianaandfergiememories@hotmail.com , and visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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JAMES ‘Jim’ PURCELL COREY – Entered into rest at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Monday, August 28, 2023. Jim Corey of Picton, passed away at the age of 78. Beloved husband of M. Jane (nee Bond), father of Matthew (Allison) of Kingston, Luke (Chloe) of Rochester, Minnesota, and Jimmy (Sabrina) of Picton. Grandfather of Scarlett, Ava and Jack. Predeceased by his parents Bud and Irene Corey of Calgary, AB and his brothers Robert “Tex” and Jack. Jim was a man of many life experiences from Boy Seaman at age 16 in the Royal Canadian Navy, Nanaimo and Cornwallis, to the Oil Fields in BC & NWT, to the Princess Patricia Cruise Ship between Vancouver and Alaska. Jim graduated from Mount Royal College/University in Calgary from the school of Broadcasting. His career started at CKCK in Regina, to the early days of City TV in Toronto, to 20 years at ITV in Edmonton as an Audio Technician where his highlights included working on Oilers Hockey games, concerts, SCTV and in charge of International Sound for the ’88 Calgary Winter Olympics, and later the Commonwealth Games in Victoria. The Corey family moved to Picton where he was heavily involved in his sons’ sports activities, as well as being a Marshall/Starter at the Picton Golf & Country Club. He and Jane wintered for 15 seasons in St. Augustine, Florida. Jim fought valiantly, but complications from diabetes and dementia eventually won out. Mr. Corey rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Jim was a westerner at heart, and as such, he will be returned to his roots in Alberta. If desired, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. The family invites you to celebrate Jim’s life at the Prince Edward Yacht Club on Sunday, September 17th from 1 to 3 pm. Online condolences, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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BLAINE EDWARD BRANT – It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Blaine Edward Brant at the age of 82 years on Thursday, August 24th, 2023. Cherished husband of Rose Marie Brant (Cluting) for 59 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his son Jeff and daughter-in-law Sheryl Brant. “Dom” was loved immensely by his grandchildren, Zachery Brant and wife Tory, Tessa Brant and partner Matt Gilbert. Son of the late Sylvester and Rose Brant. Survived by siblings, Elinor Andrews (Irvine“Curly”), Harris Brant (Laurel) and predeceased by sister Gloria Stone (Doug). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Burke and Dana, Dr. Baldwin, and the heartfelt kindness shown by Colleen and Tammy, Theresa, and the entire staff of H.J. McFarland Home for their wonderful care of Blaine. Blaine was strong, gracious and kind on this final leg of his journey, and lived every day caring for, and surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Blaine had a passion for nature and spending time outdoors, working in his many gardens or tinkering away on a project in his shop. He could always be counted on to lend a helping hand no matter where or when or for whomever was in need. As per Blaine’s wishes, cremation has taken place and an interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery will happen at a later date for the family. Memorial donations to PEC Memorial Hospital Back the Build (www.backthebuild.ca) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Blaine was such a caring and thoughtful man, and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. His generous heart and selflessness towards others will never be forgotten. In our memories and hearts he will live forever. 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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ELIZABETH ANN WHITEHEAD – February 25, 1932 – August 25, 2023 – Entered into rest at the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, Napanee, on Friday, August 25, 2023. Elizabeth “Betty” Whitehead (nee Sheardown) of Napanee, formerly of Picton and Windsor died at the age of 91. Daughter of the late Vernon & Jessie Sheardown, baby sister of the late Jean Fitzsimmons, John Sheardown, and Ramona Riberty. Betty was the beloved wife of the late Robert (2007), mother of the late Michael (2010), Robert Jr. and his wife Linda, of Harrow, Ontario, and Colleen Johnson of Picton. She was the grandmother of Michael Jr., Keegan, Jessica, Lindsey, and Brian and great grandmother of Caius, Heydon, and Emery. Mrs. Whitehead rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 2 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. A Private Family Interment will take place at a later date at Victoria Memorial Cemetery, Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Online condolences and memories at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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SHARON AGNES CAMPBELL – Passed away peacefully on Monday, August 14th, 2023 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Frank Campbell. Survived by her brothers Brian (Pam), Allen (Linda) and Michael (Christine) Parks. Predeceased by parents Walter and Emma Parks. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist 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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CAROLYN ANNE PARKS – Passed away peacefully at her Pathways to Independence home in Frankford, ON on Saturday, August 12th, 2023, at the age of 76. Dear daughter of the late Eleanor and Ross Parks. Lovingly remembered by siblings Brian (Carol), Ken (Barb), Kathy (Vic), Richard (Kim), Steve (Wanda) and their families. The Parks family would like to thank the staff at Pathways to Independence for their kind and compassionate care. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place. Memorial Donations to Pathways to Independence (www.pathwaysind.com) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON.

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WAYNE VINCENT – Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, August 11th, 2023, at the age of 81. Loving husband of Carole Vincent. Caring father of Randy Vincent (Michelle). Grandpa of Brennan and Declan. Survived by his aunt Marie Thurston, brother in-law Ron Hough (Mary), nieces Charlene and Juanita and his nephew Lloyd. Wayne had a passion for classic cars and antique tractors. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family.
Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Tuesday, August 15th from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Friendship United Church, Demorestville. A reception will follow the service at the Allisonville Elks Hall. Memorial Donations to the Brain Injury Association Quinte District ( www.biaqd.ca) or Friendship United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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PAUL WINSTON KIRBY – November 7, 1941 – August 7, 2023 – Paul Kirby, in his 82nd year, passed after a brief illness at PECMH. Paul was predeceased by his wife Janet of 52 years. He leaves behind his daughters Angela Kirby (Greg Cornell), Kristen Kirby and Candace Sallans (Carl Puffer). He will be missed by all, including his grandchildren Tyler (Leah), Keyes, Nick (Mikayla), Brock, Lexxy, Elliot, Arnaq, Evie, Sasha, and great grandchildren Davi Mae and Robert. A Celebration of life for Janet and Paul will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 1-3 p.m. at the Athol Town Hall, Cherry Valley. Memorial donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build (www.pecmhf.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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CLIFFORD NORTON – Passed away peacefully on August 4th, 2023 under the care of friends and family at Kentwood Park Nursing Home in Picton, Ontario at the age of 77. Known for being kind, creative, and quirky, Clifford (aka. “Cliff” or “Cliffy”) was a County boy, born and raised in Prince Edward County. While he spent a few years of his life out West and in other parts of Ontario, his heart remained in the County. He returned to reside there 33 years ago and started a family with his then-wife Heather. Beloved father of Megan and her fiancé, Tyler, and much-loved brother to Shirley (Cam), Della (Ed), Danny (Bev), Donny, Bruce (Pat), and Brian (Kathy). He will be missed by many special nephews and nieces, all of whom have fond memories of fun times with Uncle Cliff playing games and telling jokes. He had a child-like way about him, and even in the most recent days would still laugh at one of his classic jokes about “momma, poppa, and baby tomato”! He spoke warmly of his friends, family, and hometown – all of whom he loved very much. He was proud to have held his dream job as a Farmer and always reminded us how welcome the rain was for that years’ crops. He will be greatly missed by his friends (family) at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, who cared for him greatly on his journey over the last 8 years. A Graveside Service will be held at the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Wednesday, September 13th at 3:30 p.m. Reverend Ed Bentley officiating.
Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society (www.loyalisthumanesociety.com) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington

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GEORGE FREDRICK McINTYRE – With great sadness we announce the loss of our beloved brother, uncle and friend, George Fredrick ‘Freddie’ McIntyre, who passed peacefully at hospital in Kingston on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023 at the age of 85. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Aletha (Sine). Survived by sisters Una Stapley (late Stan), Minnie Root (Earl), Margaret Degazio (late Dominic) and brother Billy McIntyre (late Barb). Predeceased by siblings Gerald McIntyre (late Marylou) and Wanda Lumley (late Allen). He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A Graveside Service was held at the Hicksite Cemetery, Bloomfield on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023. Memorial Donations to the StoreHouse Foodbank (www.wellingtonfoodbank.org) 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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SUSAN COUSINEAU – It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Susan Cousineau on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023 at the John M. Parrott Centre, Napanee, in her 66th year. Loving Mother to Athena (Ryan) and devoted grandmother to Tessa and Autumn.  Dear and loving sister to Christine (Ken), James, Donna (Rick), Daniel and Tess.  Predeceased by her dear sister Helen.  Susan Had a deep love of art and for her community in Wellington Ontario. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Storehouse Food Bank in Wellington or a food bank in your own local community. And now these remain: faith, hope, love.  But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13. Service for Susan will be held on Saturday, August 5th, at 11:00 am at the Wellington Pentecostal Church, 304 Niles Street, Wellington, ON. 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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MAY IRENE CHANCE – May 15, 1929 – July 14, 2023 – Entered into rest at the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Friday, July 14, 2023. May Chance (nee Burke), of Picton, passed away at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late George. Loved mother of Darleen Schroen (Robert) and Randy, all of Picton. Proud grandmother of Christina, Barbara Sakorafas (Jerry), Alexander (Elisa) and Amanda (Tom Bell) and great grandmother to Samantha, Elizabeth, Victoria, Peter, William, Ryan and Natalia. Mrs. Chance rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). Memorial Service in the Chapel on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Audrey Whitney officiating. Visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to Picton Food Bank or the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home Resident’s Council would be appreciated. Online condolences and memories at: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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JOHN WILLIAM BARRATT – 1944 – 2023 – It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of John at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday July 10th, 2023, in his 79th year. Son of the late James and Reta Barratt. Lovingly remembered by his wife Freda Barratt and his daughter Patricia Ryan and son Jamie Barratt (Loretta). Survived by his sisters Marg Briggs (George), Kathy Vancott (Fred), Barb Chourney (Larry) and predeceased by brother Raymond Barratt. John was loved by his grandchildren Taylor (Christien), Brooke (Jordan), Jonathon (Kelby), Ashlee and his great grandchildren Nash and Landon. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation will be taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Wellington Legion at a later time. He will be missed dearly and loved forever. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (www.cancer.ca) Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www. ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BURGESS HENNEBURY – It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Burgess Hennebury, of Picton, on July 9th, 2023 at the age of 85. Son of Thomas Hennebury and Elizabeth Collins. Brother of the late Betty Hennebury and late Austin Hennebury. Cherished husband of Claire Cook for 48 years. Lovingly remembered by daughters Trina Rosborough (Rod) and Wendy Leblanc (Skip). Grandsons Jason Butts (Rebecca), Adam Rosborough (Adelaide) and Chris Rosborough (Lacy). Great-grandchildren Ada, Evie and Elliott. Burgess had a passion for music which led him to sing at weddings and with barbershop members. He would often break out in song (loudly) when it was least expected. He had a great sense of humour and loved to tell jokes. He could always be counted on to lend a hand no matter where or when or for whomever. His encyclopedic like mind was full of knowledge – he was the “go to guy” if you needed an answer to anything. He will be greatly missed by friends and family. No service as per his wishes, however a celebration of life will be held in August. In his own words – he is running like the wind.  Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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BEATRICE LOTZ – Beatrice Ellen Bollinger Lotz, 89 years, of Toronto, passed away on July 4, 2023 of natural causes. Bea Lotz was born in 1934, to Valmai and Henry Bollinger, in a small corner of Elizabeth, N.J. She was raised by a mixed assortment of relatives including a Welsh Grandfather who was a former one room school teacher, poet and founder of a Shakespearean Theatre Group in rural Pennsylvania, a school principal aunt who was “liberated” before the term was coined and a poet mother. These influences resulted in Bea’s many creative careers in theatre, art and writing. Her proudest achievement however has been that of wife and mother which was reflected in much of the verse she wrote; “Children are the poems of their parents, they sing our songs long after we’re gone.” Bea Lotz~ Married to her beloved Dieter (2013) in 1961, they celebrated 52 years of marriage and had four children together; Mafanway (Gaetan), Eric (Sherry-Ann), Isaac (Kerry) and April (Vince) and celebrated the joy of seven granddaughters; Valentine (Philip), Caterina, Bronwyn (2015), Morgan, Torin, Tara and Mahalia. In 1991 Bea and Dieter retired to Wellington and spent their days creating art for various art shows in the County and writing poetry for The Wellington Times. Beatrice will be deeply missed. Funeral Service was held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on July 11, 2023 at 11:00am. Interment Wellington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Canadian Stage, a non-profit contemporary performing arts company based in Toronto. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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FRED COURNEYEA – Passed away peacefully at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 at the age of 65. Loving son of the late Donald and Pauline Courneyea. Dear husband of the late Bev Courneyea. Fred leaves behind his cherished daughter Kaitlyn and brothers Carm (Debbie), Joe (Wilma) and Dale (Debbie). Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. The little cares that fretted me, I lost them yesterday. Among the fields, above the sea, among the winds at play. Rest Easy. A Memorial Service will be held at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Thursday, July 6th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Sophiasburgh Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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CLARICE DAVIS (nee Rideout) – Passed away June 16th, 2023 at the age of 79. Wife of the late Robert Davis. Mother of Kimberley VanBurgsteden (Tony) and Kelly Pope (Chris). Survived by her loving companion Mickey Donaldson. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Clarissa (Kyle), Drew, Cullen, and Erin. She is survived by her sister Audrey. Clarice will be greatly missed by many for her wit and spirited personality. Cremation has taken place per Clarice’s wishes. There will be no visitation or service. Her remains are interred at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Memorial donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (www.pecmhf.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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KAREN MARIE HOFFORD (nee Lane) – Passed away with family by her side at Hospice Prince Edward on June 15th, 2023, at the age of 77. Beloved wife for 39 years of Murray Hofford. Daughter of the late William and Marie Lane. Sister of Ken Lane (Gary Routliffe). Sister-in law of the late Jim (Erma), the late Ian (Cathy), Bruce (the late Joanne), Judith (the late Bob) Lambert, Richard (Nancy). Will be greatly missed by numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, and great-great nephews and nieces and many Danish cousins. Karen moved from Ottawa, her place of birth in 1975 to Prince Edward Heights where she used her tremendous talents as a Recreational Therapist until her retirement in 1999. Her spirit and character livened up the lives of her colleagues and clients whom were always held in great esteem by Karen. In retirement she continued to display her talents gardening, scrapbooking and crafting. She will be missed by all of her many friends and neighbours. As per Karen’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward, PEC Memorial Hospital Back the Build (backthebuild.ca) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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VALERIE DEANNE CLOSSON – February 13, 1972 – June 13, 2023 – Valerie Deanne Closson passed away on June 13, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. Surrounded lovingly by her family at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Val’s spirit now rests peacefully, leaving behind cherished memories and a profound legacy. Val was born on February 13, 1972, to Eldon and Mary-Ellen (McFaul) Closson in the picturesque town of Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County. She grew up in a close-knit family that instilled in her the values of love, compassion, and strength. Val will be dearly missed by her parents, Eldon and Mary-Ellen, who will forever cherish the precious moments they shared with their daughter. Val was the loving wife of Derrick Tong, who was a source of unwavering support and affection to her. Together, they built a beautiful life in Toronto centred around their two daughters, Sophia and Chloe Tong. Val’s devotion to her role as a mother was unparalleled, and her love and guidance will forever shape the lives of her daughters. She leaves behind a lasting imprint on their hearts. In addition to her immediate family, Val will be dearly missed by her brother, Craig Closson, sister-in-law Lynne Closson, and nephews Dante and Dominic. The bonds they shared were filled with laughter, love, and a deep connection that will continue to be cherished. Valerie’s extended family, including numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, will always hold her memory close, as she brought joy and warmth to their lives. Val was a treasured friend to many, offering unwavering support, encouragement, and a listening ear. Her genuine kindness, compassion, wit and zest for life endeared her to a large group of friends who will forever be grateful for her friendship. Throughout her lifetime she acquired many close-knit groups of friends from high school, the University of Guelph, England, Australia, and within her Don Mills Neighborhood. Val’s legacy of love, humour and empathy will continue to be remembered by those fortunate enough to have known her. Among her passions, Val had a deep love for horses and horseback riding, finding solace and joy in their presence. Through her love of horses and her own horse Sunny, Val discovered a deep appreciation for the beauty and serenity of nature. Val’s commitment to lifelong learning led her to graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Gerontology from the University of Guelph. Val also returned to school as a young mother to earn a Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto. She dedicated her professional career to engaged service and the betterment of others, embodying the qualities of kindness and compassion in her work. Val’s impact on the lives she touched will continue to ripple through the lives of those she helped. Val’s memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Her legacy of kindness, compassion, hilarity and zest for life will be carried forward as a guiding light for all. Though she may be physically absent, her spirit will remain an everlasting presence, inspiring us to live each day with love, grace, and resilience. In honour of Val’s life, a memorial service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Family, friends, and all whose lives were touched by Val are welcome to attend and pay their respects. Click here for link to online memorial service and reception details

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JEAN FRANCES KETTLEWELL (nee Haynes) – Jean was called home by the Lord, with her family, on Friday, June 9, 2023, Jean Kettlewell (nee Haynes) of Bloomfield, died at the age of 87. Born on March 9, 1936 in Bassano, Alberta, Jean made her way to call the County home in 1974. Jean was actively involved in her community and was loved and adored by all who knew her. She was the loving mother to her 3 children: Donna Hennessy (Laverne) of Hillier, Bill Kettlewell (Lisa) of Guelph, and Rob Kettlewell (Catherine) of Angus. She will be missed beyond measure by her grandchildren: Tyler (Kailey), Kandice (Vanessa), Alex, Rachel (Carter), Kristina (James), Hayden (Tory), Hayley (Michael), Haley and Addison and by her 4 great grandchildren: Lilly, Sidney, Jaxtyn, and Jack. She was the sister of the late Phyllis Snell and Doris Stevenson and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kettlewell rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, June 16, 2023 at 1 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour before the Service. Private Family Interment at Quaker Cemetery, Bloomfield. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by Jean’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Jean, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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GERALD (JERRY) JAMES POLMATEER – Passed away peacefully in his 61st year at Hospice Prince Edward on June 6th, 2023, with his family by his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Cindy Polmateer, and his six children, Jessica-Rhae Spoelder (Biriho), Lacy Rosborough (Chris), Brandi Beimers (Bryan), Catherine Chau, Brittany Beimers and Matthew Polmateer. Grandpa/Bubbies to Joseph, Parker, Ada, Elliott, Arwen and Luna. Predeceased by his parents Gerald and Reta Polmateer. Survived by his sisters Toni Boomhower-Wilson, Gladys Beaudoin-Jolley, Mona Irvine (Troy) and Cathy Williams. Jerry will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. He will be especially missed by his mother-in-law Donna Frost, and his good friend Dan Lobb. Jerry was a commercial fisherman for eighteen years, and continued to love to fish recreationally thereafter. He would later spend many years at Midtown Meats where he was a team leader. Jerry loved spending summers at his trailer at Valemar campsite, where he took great pride in looking after the grounds. Jerry’s family is forever grateful for the tremendous care and support from the team at Hospice Prince Edward, Dr. Burrows and Brad Gunn NP from PEFHT. As Jerry would always say, “I gotta be me!”, and that he was. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Prince Edward (www.hospiceprinceedward.ca) or a cheque made in-trust for Matthew Polmateer, in memory of Jerry is appreciated. Arrangements in the care of the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LINDA DIANNE CHANNELL (nee Shettell) – Surrounded by her family, Linda (Mom), passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 at the Belleville General Hospital in her 74th year. Forever beloved wife to Allan Channell for 54 years. Devoted and loving mother to Allison and Karen. Dear Nanny and Grandma to her six grandsons, Jacob (Sierra), Allan, Ben, Samuel, Lucas and Daniel. Caring sister to the late Wayne Shettell, Wendy (late Nick), Roy (Nicole) Shettell and Brenda (David) Stratton. Linda was the daughter of the late Louise and Roy Shettell, and daughter in-law to the late Gordon and Dorothy Channell. Caring sister in-law to Donnie (Carolyn) Channell and Linda (late Steve) Carroll. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield. A reception will immediately follow the service at the church. Interment Wellington Cemetery will take place at 2:30 following the reception. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Back the Build (backthebuild.ca) or the Loyalist 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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DARYL NOBLE – Passed away unexpectedly at his home in Picton on Monday, May 29th, 2023, at the age of 66. Beloved son of the late June and Bill Noble. Survived by his brother Brian and his aunts, uncles and cousins. Daryl was a caring and kind man. He will be missed by family and friends. As per Daryl’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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HENDRIK ALEXANDER ‘Lex’ BRUSSE – Past Commodore & Long Time Member, Prince Edward Yacht Club, Picton – Entered into rest at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Thursday, May 25, 2023, Lex Brusse of Picton died at the age of 86.  He was the son of the late Hendrik & Julianna Brusse (nee Schram) and husband of Jeanette McCaw (nee Cluting) and predeceased by his first wife Helen Brusse (nee Merkley).  Lex was the loving father of Tanya Brusse-Gendre (John Gendre) of Calgary and Shari Brusse (Andrew Park) of Ottawa and step father of Debbie McCartney of Picton and adored Opa of Cameron and Syrina, and Candace and Sean, and great Opa of Alaura and Jackson.  He is survived by his brother Rolf Brusse (Judy) of Oakville and remembered by his nieces Catherine and Kimberly and his uncles Peter Brusse of Bussem and Mark Brusse of Paris, France.  Mr. Brusse rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450).  Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Lex’s Life will be held at the Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street, Picton on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 1-4 p.m.  Graveside Service will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 2 p.m.  If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” would be appreciated by Lex’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Lex, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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DORIS NOREEN FOSTER (nee Blakely) – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Foster. Caring mother of Nancy Stephenson (Mike), Muriel Rabbie (Mark) and the late Bruce Foster. Grandma to Shawne Dykes (Darryl), Bronwen Stephenson (Josh), Sarah Baird (Andrew), Lauren Grigg (Brendan), Matt Rabbie (Alissa), Brad Rabbie (Katlyn) and her 9 great grandchildren Hannah, Abbey, Benjamin, Harrison, Lucas, Lilah, Gennavive, Charles and Hudson. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Doris was a kind and generous person who will be remembered for her volunteering, cooking skills and loving nature. She joyously always put others above herself. A special thank you to the staff at Kentwood Park Nursing Home for their patience and kindness. Friends may call at the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON on Monday, May 29th, 2023. An Eastern Star Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Friendship United Church, Demorestville. Reception to follow the service at the church. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Picton Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Back the Build (backthebuild.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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KAREN J. HATCHARD – Oct. 31 1961 – May 23 2023 – Survived by husband Richard Copple, mother Margaret, brothers Keith and Neil Hatchard. Karen passed at Hospice Prince Edward after a battle with cancer. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no service or visitation. A chiropractor, conservationist, and lover of all things natural. Sorely missed by those who were blessed to receive her friendship, numerous gifts, expertise, insight, and empathy. The loss feels great for those who were close to her and loved her. The words to describe Karen fall short of this wonderful, caring & peaceful soul. Donations in Karen’s name can be made to Nature Conservancy Canada.

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DAVID JOHN ‘Dave’ VAN IHINGER – June 15, 1964 – May 19, 2023 – Entered into rest at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, on Friday May 19, 2023,Dave Van Ihinger of Picton, died at the age of 58. Dave was the son of the late Roger and Sandra Van Ihinger (nee Newman) and was the loving husband for 38 years of Ann (nee Emkeit). He was the loving father of Vanessa Van Ihinger (Jordan) of Picton, and Hayley Ebbers (Adam) of Centreville, and was the dearest grandfather of Sadie. Dave is survived by his siblings Michele Parker (Mike) of Aliston, and predeceased by the late Richard. He will be fondly remembered by his niece Christine and nephew Otto. Dave was nothing short of a hero; surviving Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 3 and 4, a stem cell transplant, surviving a stroke, heart attack, and a major car accident. None of these life changing events stopped his will to push forward, overcoming pain and illness, living each day to the fullest. He remained always grateful. David was known to many as a kind and giving man who would never not give to others what he could. His strong sense of humor and quick comebacks entertained not only family, but many friends. He was an amazing father, friend, and spouse and will never be forgotten. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Picton Memorial Hospital and Kingston General Hospital – Cancer Centre, the ICU Kidd 4 and Kidd 2, for their compassionate care that they gave to Dave spread over 16 years. The family is and will always be eternally grateful. Dave rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Service will be held in the chapel at Rushnell Funeral Home – Picton (33 Main St, Picton) on Saturday May 27th, at 3pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the Service. Dave loved all the animals and it was his wish that any donations be made to the Loyalist Humane Society. Online condolences and to share memories of Dave, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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VERA GRACE CLARKE (nee Stewart) – Passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 at the Hallowell House Nursing Home, Picton, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Roland Clarke. Loving mother of Doug Clarke (Linda). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Tyler (Tonia) and Trevor (Andrea), step grandson Darcy and great grandchildren Ariana and Wilder. Predeceased by her parents Catherine and Michael Stewart and her siblings Hazel, Irene, Laura, Stella, Emerson, Alma and Dorothy. Vera was a caring and loving person. Her kindness will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A special thank you to Tanya Miller and the nurses and staff at Hallowell House. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00 p.m. until time service. A reception will follow the service at the Wellington Legion Branch #160, 364 Main Street, Wellington Memorial Donations to the StoreHouse Foodbank (wellingtonfoodbank.org) 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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PATRICIA LOUISE ‘Pat’ RHEAULT – January 18th, 1933 – May 17th, 2023 – Peacefully entered into rest at Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Pat Rheault (nee Gannon) of Picton, died at the age of 90. She was the daughter of the late John Gannon & Edith Cooke (nee Tuttle) and wife of the late Henry “Roy”. She was the loving mother of Steven of Abbottsford, BC and Darlene Barnard (Kenneth) of London, ON and she was the dearest grandmother of Stephanie, Amanda, Aiden & Bowie and great grandmother of Samantha, Robbie, Austin, Jayce and Zachary. Pat is survived by her brothers George, John, Doug, and Gordon and predeceased by her brothers Wayne and Wally. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rheault rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Graveside Service will be held at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 10 am. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Pat, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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HOLLY LINDA POTTSApril 5th, 1971   May 10th, 2023 – Peacefully entered into rest at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, after a courageous battle, on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, Holly Potts (nee McConnell) of R R 9, Picton, died at the age of 52. She was the daughter of the late Francis & Jean McConnell (nee Allen) and was the beloved wife for 24 years of Brian. Holly was the cherished mother of Paul (Riley) of Bloomfield and Nicole of Picton and the doting grandmother of Raelyn, Ethan, Tyler and Tucker. She is survived by her siblings Franny (Grace) of Picton, Glory (Jiggs) of Ameliasburgh, Timmy of Picton and Mark (Charlene) of Napanee and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and by the Potts family. The family wish to extend their gratitude and thanks to all of the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff on Kidd 7 & Connell 3 at Kingston Health Sciences Centre for their care and compassion shown to Holly, and to everyone who has provided their care and support to Holly, and us, over the last few years. Holly rested at the Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Holly’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Holly’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation would be appreciated by Holly’s family. Online condolences and to share memories of Holly, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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DAISY MARCOV – Passed away peacefully on May 6th with family at her side, at the Kentwood Park Long Term Care Home in Picton Ontario at the age of 96. Daisy was the beloved wife of the late Nick Marcov (1980) and cherished mother of the late Ron Marcov (2021) (Jennifer), Shirley Smith (David), and Sandra Cockerill (Ken). She was predeceased by all of her eight siblings. She will be dearly missed by her three grandchildren, Niki Marcov, Kasmira Cockerill, and Alex Cockerill, and three great grandchildren Jesse, Mackenzie, and Wren. Auntie Daisy will be lovingly remembered by her closest nieces and nephew, Dianna Nazario, Sally Demint, and Mike Labeau and their families. Daisy had many wonderful extended family members and close friends who are saddened by her passing. Daisy will be fondly remembered as the loudest laugh in the room, the quickest to smile and warmly greet anyone she knew with hugs and kisses. She knit her much-loved dishcloths and was a skillful card player (usually winning) right until the end. Daisy was also a very accomplished bowler in Welland for many years, and her cabbage rolls and perogies were the best! Her generosity of spirit and boundless ability to love everyone will be greatly missed. A special thank you to those staff at Kentwood who lovingly cared for her, and whom she loved in return. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join the family on Friday June 2nd for visitation at Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington from 1-4pm and Saturday June 3rd Interment service, Woodlawn Cemetery in Welland at 11am. In memory of Daisy, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARGARET LOUISE VERBEKE – Passed away unexpectedly at her home in Wellington on Friday, May 5th, 2023, in her 77th year. Formerly of Oakville, she is the loving wife of Al Verbeke. Caring mother of Richard (Kathie) and Deanne. Grandma to Wyatt. Survived by her sister Elaine Morrison and in-laws Connie and Rene Verbeke and many nieces and nephews. Margaret was always active and enjoyed golfing and travelling. She was a Red Hat Lady and her great sense of humour will be missed by family and friends. As per her wishes cremation has taken place. All are welcome to attend a Celebration of her Life at the Wellington on the Lake Rec Centre on Wednesday, May 10th from 1-4 p.m. A Graveside Service will be announced and held in Oakville in July. Memorial Donations to the Loyalist 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 www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOHN HUNTER – With great sadness and so much love, we share that John Hunter passed away on May 3rd, 2023 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton. He was the husband of Mary Hunter (nee McColl). John lived in the County for over 40 years, working as a DSW at Prince Edward Heights, but mostly as a purchasing agent at the Picton Hospital. He loved his family, music, camping, collecting, history and trains. He is survived by his loving wife Mary, daughter Lindsay Calvert-Hunter and her husband Justin Calvert, grandchildren Grace and Theo, brother David Hunter and his wife Sandy and his nieces Shirley, Donna, Krizsha and Jenn. He will rejoin his parents Marjorie and Harold Hunter and his brother Kim Hunter. May he rest in peace and know you are remembered. A Private family service will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Quinte Humane Society or the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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STERLING PAUL JOHNSTON – Passed away peacefully at Prince Edward Hospice on May 2, 2023 in his 85th year. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Darlene (Wood) of 46 years, their daughter, Maureen Johnston of Picton, ON and his daughters Deborah Rose of Surrey, BC and Kelli Cote of Cultus Lake, BC, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Sterling was predeceased by his parents Allan and Hazel (Johnston) Platt. He is survived by his brother Douglas Platt (Elizabeth). Sterling was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on the 19th of September, 1938 and moved to Picton in 1945. He graduated from P.E.C.I. in 1956 and started work with H.J. McFarland Company for 23 years becoming their payroll clerk. He then worked for the Town of Picton, before amalgamation, for 20 years as Deputy Clerk and then CEO. Sterling was an avid volunteer. Starting in his late teens he was Cub Leader for the Boy Scouts. He was involved with the Kinsmen Club for 10 years. He volunteered with the Alzhieimer Society for 10 years and the Cancer Society for 25 years receiving the prestigious Medal of Courage Award for his outstanding contributions and always giving freely of his time. Sterling was a keen golfer and sat on the Board of Directors for 35 years and President of the Picton Golf Club for 5 different years. Sterling enjoyed music and dancing and attended many concerts and open mics. He loved baseball and took many trips to watch his favourite ball team, the Blue Jays, but his favourite sport was his daily walks in the Town of Picton covering many kilometres. Sterling and Darlene spent many cherished hours with their grandchildren, Kyler and Grace, taking them camping and on various outings and trips. Sterling was a man with a generous heart for whom honesty and trustworthiness served as the cornerstone of his character. Sterling will be fondly remembered by his family, many friends and his fellow volunteers. At Sterling’s request there will be no service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been made with Ainsworth Funeral Home, Wellington. A special thanks to the staff of Hospice Prince Edward.  Memorial donations may be made to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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JOAN LORETTA WIGHT (nee Taylor) – Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at the PEC Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by husband Paddy (Ross) Wight, daughter Nancy Laguff (Howard), son Don (Ducky) Wight (Sandi), and great grandson Caleb Sharpe. Survived by daughters Linda Wight (Eva), Sandra Karaz ( John), Marylynn Ashton (Dave), and son Steven Wight and with great joy and happiness 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Joan was best known for her role as partner and owner of Wights Greenhouses of Wellington and produce retailer at Belleville Market, along with her husband Paddy Wight. Known for her quiet patient manner, quick to laugh positive nature, and being “up” for any adventure Joan created many lasting memories with family and friends. The coffee was always on for drop ins at the greenhouse and a comfy chair at home to catch up on all the “latest” of Wellington. Joan was able to pursue and fulfill her 91 years with card games at many local venues, travel, and love of trips to the Casinos with very special friends up until COVID. As an avid Knitter, Joan was a go to troubleshooter for the local library knitting club, and provided many with pumpkin hats, knitted items for nursing homes and cancer and pediatric wards. Many Grandma Sweaters and Socks will be worn in comfort as we remember our strong, determined, kind, caring, loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother Matriarch and Friend. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday April 27nd at 1:00 pm at Wellington Cemetery, Consecon Street, Wellington. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back the Build’, Hospice Prince Edward or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements in the care of Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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LEOLA CATHERINE FENEMORE – Passed away surrounded by her family at Prince Edward Hospice on Saturday April 22nd, 2023, at the age of 76. Beloved Mother of Dwane (Jenn), John (Lori) and predeceased by children Richard (Terrylynn), Betty and Grandson Dennis. Proud Nanny to 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Leola will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. As her wishes there will be no service, cremation has taken place. Arrangements in the care of the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE ARTHUR PETTINGILL – Sunday, June 25th, 1939 – Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 – Retired Chief, Fire Department, Prince Edward County – Peacefully entered into rest at his home on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, George Pettingill of R R 8, Picton died at the age of 83. He was the son of the late Arthur & Margaret Pettingill (nee Hall) and was the husband of the late Ruth (nee Reynolds). George was the loving father of Shane, and Sheri Lyons (Jamie) all of Picton and was the dearest grandfather of Chloe Elizabeth, Ryan, Ashley (Cody), Alyssa (Hunter) and Brieanna. He is survived by his brothers Doug (Cathy) of Wellington and Bob (Teresa) of Grand Bend and he was predeceased by his sister Pat Davies and he will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. George will be missed by his special friend and companion Pat. George was a well-known County figure. He was owner and operator of Prince Edward Collision Services from 1970 to mid 1990s, when he retired to focus on the Fire Department. George’s biggest passion was serving on the Fire Department. He started his career as a volunteer in 1979 in Bloomfield, transferred to the Hallowell Department as Deputy Chief in 1981, and became Chief in 1982. Upon amalgamation of the Fire Departments in 1998, he was appointed the first Prince Edward County Fire Chief, until his retirement in 2006. A job he loved. George was also known as a competitive swimmer, dancer, goalie and driver of the #33 race car at Brighton Speedway, where he is a member of their Hall of Fame. He was also an avid Wellington Dukes fan. The family would like to thank Brad Gunn NP, Bayshore Nurses: Shari, Donita and Angel, caregiver Julie Hutton for their wonderful care. An extra special thank you goes to our cousin, Irene Wilson for her excellent care she provided Dad over the last 4 months. We could not have done this journey without her. Chief Pettingill rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Chief George’s Life will be held at the Highline Hall of the Wellington & District Community Centre, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington, on Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 2-4 p.m. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” or Hospice Prince Edward in memory of George would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of George, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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SHARON LOCKWOOD – On Tuesday, April 18th at 12:15pm, we said our final goodbye to our incredible and most stoic Mom, Sharon Elizabeth Lockwood (nee Stapley). A beautiful & caring Wife to David Lockwood. Sharon passed away peacefully, on her chosen date, surrounded by the love of her family at Hospice Prince Edward. Born in Napanee, Ontario on October 22nd, 1942, to Eleanor and James Stapley, loving sister to Wes Stapley. Her stomping grounds remained in Napanee until she graduated from high school and headed to Teacher’s College in Peterborough, ON. While playing volleyball in Peterborough with her friends, David struck up a conversation and shortly after, their adventurous love story began. They married in Hawley (South of Napanee), August 22nd, 1964, and their honeymoon consisted of New York City, the World’s Fair, Florida and 5 Major League Baseball games! Embracing family life, she created a magnificent home for their 4 children and David, in Prince Edward County (Mark, Shane, Jodi and Shannon). There was nothing she couldn’t do. She was a teacher, played softball, loved to ski both downhill and X-Country, was an avid golfer winning many local tournaments in the area. She did a 10K run, took belly dancing classes, yoga & biked. She did it all! Her greatest passion was that of her many friends and wonderful cousins. She couldn’t have enough friends, and even if she wasn’t looking, people still found her! She was fun, outgoing, caring, loyal and always ready to do something exciting. Sharon and David travelled the World! Together, and with friends, they visited 62 countries. Cherished memories for all that were included in their shenanigans. Blessed with 10 amazing grandchildren – Brennen & Madison (Shane & Elaine nee Sheriff), Neve, Mackenzie, Hannah (Mark & Tonya), Maxwell (Mark & Adrienne David), Benjamin & Abigail (Jodi & Kirby Childerhose) and Grace & Hartley (Shannon Lockwood & Ryan Wallach). We are a handful to say the least. Sharon had an open-door policy and anyone was welcome. New people became friends, and friends became family….and we will continue to live with her philosophy. As we watched Dad walk in to see Mom on her chosen date. He was dressed impeccably, in a fancy black blazer with bright paisley colours throughout. He looked at her like she was a blushing bride and said “There’s my favourite girl”. Her presence will always be with us and those who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, May 16th, 1-4pm at the Wellington and District Community Centre. 111 Belleville St., Wellington, ON. In honour of Sharon, we ask you to wear bright colours and beautiful hats! If anyone would like to speak, read a poem or tell a joke, please contact us. Donations in Sharon’s memory can be made to Back the Build Campaign for the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital https://backthebuild.ca A heartfelt thank you to Brad Gunn from the Prince Edward Family Health Team, VON, Dr. Mihaela Mates (Oncology – Kingston General Hospital) and Dr. Chatwell’s office in Picton. 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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CHARLES (Chuck) KELLER – November 13, 1945 – April 16, 2023 – Chuck Keller of Bloomfield, after a battle with cancer, passed away at Hospice PE at the age of 77 with his family by his side.  Chuck was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1945 and moved to Canada in 1969 with his beloved wife of 56 years, Sheila.  Together, they had three daughters – Sheona, Heather (Obie), and Glenda (Stephanie). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Ashley, Nick, Hunter, Sylas, Lainey, Evan and Joanne and by his niece Brenda & nephew Ian of Scotland and nephew Kenneth of Australia. Besides his family, Chuck had a great love for birds – known as the local bird man for many years.  He enjoyed many hours of fishing, especially at Devil Lake and also dedicating his time to the Bloomfield AOTS club.  Chuck was also well known as the co-owner of the local print shop, Printcraft, for over 38 years. He was known to many in the community for his kindness and willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need. We thank everyone who has helped our family over the last several months during such a difficult time.  Special thanks to Hospice PE, Dr. Baldwin, Brad Gunn, David Manchester, Sheri Lyons, and Jennifer Hall. As per Chuck’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 between 3pm – 5pm at Waring Hall, 395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton, ON Memorial Donations to Hospice PE or the PEC Memorial Hospital Back the Build 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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DAVID BALDWIN – It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of David Baldwin, on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton At the age of 76. Caring husband of Nancy Baldwin. Loving father of Shannon and Michael Baldwin. Survived by siblings Michael (Yvonne), Robert (Candy), Steven (Carolyn), Lori Wilson (Laurie-John) and predeceased by his brother Bruce (Sandy). Fondly remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, their families and the Carnrike family. David spent a great deal of his life supporting and working with children. Upon retiring, golf became his favourite pastime. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. As per David’s wishes cremation has taken place. Friends visited with the family on Tuesday, April 18th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back The Build’ Fund, (www.backthebuild.ca) or the StoreHouse Foodbank (www.wellingtonfoodbank.org) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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RONALD RAY MACE – August 4th 1938 – April 9th 2023 – It is with mixed emotion, we announce that on Easter Sunday, Ron went to be with his Lord. After a brief illness Ron passed at PECMH. He was surrounded by his beloved wife of 65 years, Ruth (MacDonald), his devoted daughter Debbie Howes (Ian Sinclair) and his grandchildren; Jason Howes (Kristy), Jessie Harrington (Dustin), Daniel Howes (Kristina), Dylan Howes (Maddie). Predeceased by his parents, Olive (Break) and Russell Mace, his sister Carol Beno (Ken), his brother-in-law Jerry and Roddy MacDonald, his daughter Wendy and son in law Bill Howes. He leaves to mourn and remember him, his sister Marilyn Korhonen (Bob) and sister-in-law Sandy Miles (Reid), his cherished great grandchildren; Eden, Grady and Savannah Howes, William, Macie and Benjamin Howes, Tyler and Ellie Harrington, Finn Howes. Ron will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and his life-long friend Paul Bunn (Janice). Ron grew up in the cottage country of Burleigh Falls and spent his summers working at “Mace’s Cottages” preparing fishing boats and repairing cottages. After completing his high school years at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, Ron joined the RCAF and loved every minute of the next ten years- training for and flying the F-86 Sabre jet. He spent his “Glory Days” in Canada, France and Sardinia. Following his Air Force days, Ron returned to school, receiving his Honour’s BSC. He was part of the first graduating class at Trent University in 1967. After graduation, Ron taught math at Adam Scott Collegiate for 27 years, with a year exchange in Perth, Australia. Ron genuinely cared for his students and many of them maintained contact with him in his retirement years. First and foremost on Ron’s agenda was his Faith and his Family. He served on many committees and took on leadership roles in each church that he attended. His role as a father, grandfather and great grandfather gave him great joy and he was proud of each child. He embraced every opportunity to interact and play with them, the children will have wonderful memories of “Grampy” to cherish. A Celebration of Life for Ron will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 240 Main St., in Bloomfield on Monday, April 24th at 1:00pm. The Family will welcome guests at a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Teen Challenge (www.teenchallenge.ca) or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. 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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DIANE HICKS (nee Minnie) – Unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, April 6th, 2023 at the age of 66. Beloved wife of the late Wayne Hicks and Wayne Holmes. Predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Lillie Minnie (nee Lafee) and her siblings Robert Minnie, Betty Marquardt, Sidney Minnie, Mary Yantha, Jim Minnie, Louis Minnie, Sarah Poff, Leola Fenemore, Larry Minnie, Howard Minnie, Helen Daubney, Donald Minnie and Arnold Minnie. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Diane will be sadly missed by family and friends. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Association 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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DOROTHY ‘Dot’ BOUDREAU – It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dorothy (Dot) Boudreau on Thursday, April 6th, 2023. Loving wife of the late Stanislaus (Stan) Boudreau. Loving mother of Sandra Murphy (and her husband Dan), David Boudreau (and his wife Karen) and Greg Boudreau (and his wife Laurie). Loving grandmother of Amanda and Meghan Murphy, Sierra and Cameron Boudreau, Cassidy and Morgan Nice and Justin Boudreau. Loving great-grandmother to Declan Murphy. Loving sister to the late Burt Garretsee and the late Joseph (Joe) Garretsee. Dot was born to Donald (Don) and Eleanor Garretsee on January 29th, 1938 on the family farm in Partridge Hallow. The family soon moved to the village of Consecon where she was raised and spent her early years beating up her brothers and helping her dad on the farm. Some time in 1960 Dot was set up on a blind date with an Air Force man from Nova Scotia and on June 3 the next year she married, Stan, the love of her life. They were soon off to Germany where Stan had been posted and during their years there they made many friends and brought their first two children into the world; Sandra and David. When they returned to a posting in Trenton they built the family home in Consecon and finished up the family with the arrival of Greg. It was also during this time that Stan and Dot first became active in the Consecon Legion. There were two more postings, the first to Summerside PEI where the family spent serval years before finally moving back to Consecon for good in the mid 1980s. Dot loved to play cards and loved spending time with family and friends. She was a stay at home mom and raised her three kids. As the kids got older she took on many roles at the Consecon Legion and she has a huge Legion family as well. A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 at the Consecon Legion Br. 509, 184 Mill Street, Consecon beginning with a Legion Service at 1:00 p.m. Remembrances will be shared immediately after the Legion Tribute and friends are invited to stay and gather with the family for refreshments until 4:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Consecon Legion Poppy Fund 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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GORDON JOSEPH MacKINNON – September 26, 1937 – March 30, 2023 – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Gordon Joseph MacKinnon, age 85, of Hillier, Ontario. Gordon passed away peacefully on March 30, 2023, while surrounded by family at Hospice Prince Edward in Picton, Ontario. Born in Antigonish, NS on September 26th, 1937, to Michael and Catherine (nee Cameron) MacKinnon, Gordon joined the Royal Regiment of the Canadian Artillery on March 29th, 1956. During his time with the military, Gord served with the 1st Canadian Airborne Battery from September 15, 1968 – July 15, 1973. He served on several Canadian Forces Bases, including CFB Winnipeg, MB; CFB Hemer, Germany; CFB Lahr, Germany; CFB Gagetown, NB and CFB Griesbach, AB. Following his last posting at HMCS Unicorn Saskatoon, SK, where he served as a recruiter, Gordon retired from military life on Sept. 15th, 1979. From there he lived and worked (in sales) in Brampton, ON for 20 years before moving to Capreol, ON to be near his son, Darrell. In 2014, Gordon and his wife, Dianne, moved to Hillier in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Gordon was pre-deceased by his parents Michael and Catherine and his son Darrell MacKinnon. He is survived, and will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Dianne MacKinnon (nee Perodeau); his sisters Mary Sills and Theresa Chahley (Steve); his brother John MacKinnon (Gail); daughters Kimberly MacKinnon-Kostiuk (Andrew), Sheryl MacDonald (Calvin), Jennifer Rose MacKinnon, Shannon McKirdy (Tyrell), 8 grandchildren and 3 great grand children, along with several nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Gordon was a very active man who loved sports, especially track and field. He loved watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays. He was an avid reader; golfer and he loved a good game of cards. Gordon thoroughly loved spending time with his family and many friends. He lived life to the fullest and made a friend in everyone he ever met. Gordon had a kind heart, great sense of humour, and saw the best in everyone. He was always quick to help a friend in need and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Gordon wished to be cremated and interred in his birthplace of Antigonish, NS. A celebration of life will be held at the Antigonish Legion on Sunday, August 6th, 2023. The family wishes to thank both the staff of Hospice Prince Edward and of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital for helping to take care of Gordon in his final days. In memory of Gordon, those who wish to do so may donate to either Hospice Prince Edward or The Royal Canadian Legion. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY ANN WHALEN (nee Hineman) – Peacefully at home on Thursday, March 30th 2023 Shirley entered into rest after a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 77. Daughter born March 17th 1946 to Stella and Willard Hineman of Picton. Survived by her loving husband Denton Whalen. Dear Mother of Carol Lightfoot and Richard Lightfoot (Heather) Cherished Grandmother of Cassandra Bosley (Matt), Cody Lightfoot, Carter Lightfoot, Zoe Stechnicki (Miguel), Josh Stechnicki (Lynsey). Loving Great Grandmother to Alice &Oliver Bosley. Survived by her sisters Beatrice Rosseau and Norma Thompson. Predeceased by sister Olive Mifflin, Noreen Markland, Louise Monroe and Big Brother Bill Hineman. Shirley will be fondly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Shirley will be remembered by her family and friends for he uncanny wit and sense of humour. Spring interment( date to be finalized and shared ) at Glenwood Cemetery for immediate family followed by a celebration of life for all family and friends.

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WILLIAM REIS – Passed away surrounded by his family at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Monday, March 27th, 2023. William ‘Bill’ George Reis, in his 87th year. Beloved husband to Philomena and the late Beverly. Loving father of Tracey, Debbie (late Don), Pamela (Joey), Bill Jr. (Maisie) and Jodi (Brad) and loving step-father of Marian (Phil), Michael (Ruth), Lorraine (Dan) and Elaine (Dave). Grandpa to 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Gertrude, his sister Marion Warren (late Harold) and his brother Jack (Evelyn). Bill was a man who had an undeniable energy to live life to its fullest. As a young man, he met and won over Beverly with his love and laughter. Together for 40+ years, they raised five children, passing on their love of life with family camping trips and hunting and fishing adventures. Picking up the pieces after Beverly’s death, Bill turned on the charm and won over the lovely Philomena. Bill treasured the 20+ years they had together. Philomena holds fond memories of family times together and fun trips to Florida. Bill’s career with the OPP spanned 32 years and three communities. He proudly served as a member of the OPP in Walkerton, Kitchener and Belleville. The highlight of his career was as a member of the OPP Golden Helmets. Retirement in 1989 did not slow him down, instead, he ran a fishing charter on Lake Ontario and shared his love for fishing and adventure with others. Bill has touched many in his life and will always be remembered for the twinkle in his eyes and the warmth of his heart. Put on your Golden Helmet Bill, it’s time to ride! A Celebration of Life will be held on his birthday, Friday, April 28th, 2023 at the Wellington Legion Branch #160, 364 Main Street, Wellington at 11:00 a.m. Following the service a luncheon will be served at the Legion and friends may visit with the family from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations the Alzheimer Society (Alzheimer.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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MONTY LAWRENCE KELLAR – We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our uncle Monty Lawrence Kellar, of Wellington, on Friday, March 17th, 2023 at the age of 69. Predeceased by his parents, Merton Kellar and Dorothy (nee Preston) and his sister Gail Ellsworth. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews Debbie (Geoff), Noel (Brenda), Anna (Tom), Cole (Amy), Matthew, Amanda, London and Aubrey. Monty was frequently seen walking the streets of Wellington or Picton greeting animals, friends and strangers alike. Often seen assisting his sister in the MS drives and other local fundraisers. He was an avid music fan, collector, car enthusiast and he loved animals and kids. Ready and willing to share good laughs and trivia knowledge with anyone. His laughter will be missed. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Saturday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Nancy Beale officiating. A private burial will be held in the spring, where he will be laid to rest at Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society, Diabetes Canada or your local Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ELIZABETH ‘LIZA’ LONE – After a three year battle with dementia Liza passed away surrounded with the love of her family on March 15, 2023. She will forever be loved and missed by her loving husband Jack, daughter Katherine (John), and daughter Pamela (Dave). Predeceased by her parents, Semen and Katrina Bohden, and siblings Dymetro, Tina, Olga, Alexander. Liza will be greatly missed by grandchildren Jessica, Katelin, Charlotte, and Troy. Maxim, Benjamin, and Patrick are precious great grandsons. Figure skating, golf, curling, and tennis were sports she played and enjoyed. Knitting, fishing, and picking wild blueberries in Northern Ontario (Kapuskasing) were high on her “to do” list. A special thank you to the caring staff on Orchard Trail floor. Every individual at the John M. Parrott centre were patient and kind. In keeping with Liza’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue,Wellington. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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VERA MARJORY McTAGGART (née Morland) – January 1, 1921 – March 11, 2023 – Vera completed her life journey in her 102nd year. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Dora Morland (née Vincent) and wife of 67 years to the late Wallace McTaggart. Left to reminisce memories are her 5 children: Don & Honey (late Faye), Garry & Noreen, Paul (late Barb), Darlene & John (late Robert Harrison), and Sherry (late John Bulloch.) She will be lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She will be missed by her younger sister Shirley Howard (late Floyd) as well as her many nieces and nephews. Vera was predeceased by her sisters Mabel Thompson (Walter) and Evelyn Bird (Garrence), in-laws – Amey & Cliff Doyle, Helen & Gerald Bailey, Don and Ruth McTaggart. Whenever you eat raspberries, curd, or Chinese food – think of Vera! She loved The County but never forgot her West Huntington roots! Her unconditional love for her family, friends, and community is an inspiration to replicate. Her strength and ability to maintain a positive attitude during unprecedented times of living in a long term care facility for 15 years was remarkable. We learned from Vera that a little love and respect goes a long way in making a soul feel valued and significant. Thank you to the staff of Picton Manor and Kentwood Park Nursing Homes, Quinte Access – Drivers Rick and Betty, and to all her hairdressers who made her feel beautiful. Vera was always ready to play a game of cards, even when her eye sight was failing. Whenever you see a bright colour and a matching pant suit, think of her. We will miss our “family historian” and were so lucky that her memory lasted almost as long as she did. Her secret to longevity … laughter, family, friends, wholesome food, camping, dancing, and don’t forget the music. Play The Wilkinsons’ song “26 Cents”. A Graveside Service and Interment will take place at Thomasburg Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations to the Thomasburg Cemetery Board or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Vera, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

 

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DONALD FRANCIS ‘Don’ STEWART – At Picton Hospital Friday, March 10, 2023, one month short of his 85th birthday. Don Stewart of Elizabeth Street and Ferguson Street, Picton. Predeceased by his wife, Bev (Mason), his parents, Gunner John Thomas Stewart and Annie Isabel (McIntosh), brother Sgt. J.T. (Jack) Stewart and wife Flo and Bev’s parents, Jesse Mason and Florence (Teddy) (Heffernan). Father of Scott (Karen Harman) of Lynden, ON. Much loved father of Shelley Gilbert (Todd) of Picton, ON. Sadly, missed Papa of Nathan & Sarah Stewart, Matt Gilbert (Tessa) & Rachel Davila (Adriel). Loving brother to retired WO Bernard (Butch) Stewart (Lorraine), MWO Wayne D. Stewart (the late Sheila & Joanne); retired Journeyman Electricians, Kevin Stewart (Mary), Brian F. Stewart (Elaine), Bruce Stewart (Sylvia Conrod); retired from BC Institute of Technology, Michael L. Stewart (Ted White) & Roy A. Stewart (Haruko Nagano); and his only sister, Air Canada retiree/world traveller Carmen Ann Bachynski (Victor). He will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Don was born in Glace Bay, NS, leaving prior to completing High School. However, a few accomplishments include: a one-year deployment on one of the first UN Peacekeeping missions in Egypt, long enough to win 2 Softball Championships; opening a Western Tire store; President, Kiwanis Club; election to the Picton PUC; Treasurer, VP and owner, with wife Bev, of Mason’s Department Stores Ltd. Don was a sought-after softball and hockey player in The County and while serving 9 years in the Canadian Army (RCHA & RCEME). He was a curler and golfer. In Picton, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and The Royal Canadian Legion (50+ years). Don rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Celebration of Life remains to be scheduled. If you wish to make a donation in Don’s memory, he suggested the Picton Hospital, Salvation Army, or a worthy organization of your choice. Online condolences and to share memories of Don, please visit: rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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O. ARLIE NELSON (nee King) – Entered into rest at Westlake Terrace Long Term Care Facility, Picton on Thursday, March 9, 2023, Arlie Nelson (nee King) died at the age of 92. She was the daughter of the late Alfred & Marcia King (nee Dulmage) and wife of the late J. Clare Nelson. Arlie was the loving mother of Larry (Dorthy) of Mankota, Saskatchewan, Sandra Nelson of Picton and the dearest grandmother of Christopher Nelson of Surrey, BC. She is survived by her sister Barbara Naylor (late Herb) of Napanee and predeceased by her brother Donald King (surviving Marlene King) of Picton. Arlie will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Nelson rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street, (613-476-2450). A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at a later date to be announced. Cremation with Inurnment at Cherry Valley Cemetery in the Spring. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Arlie would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Arlie, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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JENNIFER MEGAN BLAKELY – November 8th, 1977 – March 1st, 2023 – At the age of 45, Jennifer Blakely of Picton lost her valiantly fought battle with cancer and slipped away peacefully early March 1, 2023. She was the beloved daughter of Steve and Joan Blakely (nee Kellar) of Picton. She was an outstanding mother to Katherine who was the center of her universe and the passion of her life. She was the precious sister of Tracy Currie (David) of Atlanta, Georgia and aunt to her much loved nephews Stephen and James. Jennifer will be lovingly remembered by her grandmother Frances Kellar of Picton, her aunts and uncles, her numerous cousins and many friends from across Canada. Jen loved all her friends and cared intensely for them personally. She will be lovingly remembered by Katherine’s father, Brian Matsuda of Picton. Jen enjoyed a very successful professional career and was an excellent leader, mentor, and coach with a passion to support everyone to be the best they could be. She cared deeply for her teams and colleagues and gave her full commitment to her employers. She loved her last career position with Carma Corporation and held it as the best company and executive team she worked with in her career. One of the brightest lights on the planet went out with her passing. We have many beautiful memories of her good days during the last five and a half months – and the other 44 plus years. Jen’s was a life full of love and laughter and she was always the life of the party – her presence lit up any room she walked into. We will forever miss her beautiful smile, her flaming red hair, her sense of humour and her infectious laugh. To know Jen was to love her – and love her we all do. The family extends their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, PSWs, and all medical staff of Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Quinte Health Care and Picton Hospital Emergency Room for their excellent care and support. We extend special thanks to Dr. Sarah Leblanc, nurses Amber and Jane for their amazing care, compassion and incredible support during Jennifer’s palliative care. A Memorial Service will be held at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450) Saturday, March 25th, 2023 at 12 noon with visitation starting at 10 am. Following the service friends are invited and welcomed to attend a luncheon and visit with family from 1:15pm – 3:30pm at Centennial Hall, 12 Chapel Street, Picton. Spring Inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. In lieu of flowers, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation “Back the Build” or Hospice Prince Edward in memory of Jennifer would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Jennifer, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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LEONARD ‘Len’ BURTON NIXON – August 11, 1943 – February 24, 2023 – Leonard “Len” Nixon passed away peacefully in the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on the morning of February 24th, 2023. He was 79 years young. Len was born on August 11th, 1943, in Montreal Quebec to his parents; Greta (Ward) and Leon Nixon. He is survived by his three children, Michael, Donna, and Leanne; his six grandchildren, Jamie, Hunter, Amanda-Lynn, Deanna, Dustin, and Bradley; his two brothers, Garold (his wife Diane, and sons; Gary & Joseph) and Kenny (his wife Mallorie and their son Steven); his sister, Myrna (her husband David and their sons; Jeffrey & Mark) Poirier; as well as many close friends. Len is predeceased by his beloved wife Carmel “Carm” (White) Nixon, and his brother Tommy. Len was a gifted guitarist, a lover of music, a Ham Radio enthusiast, and was never without a joke or a silly comment to make those around him laugh. He worked for Hutton’s Transport, St Mary’s Cement until he retired at the age of 63 and moved to New Brunswick with his wife. Len will be laid to rest with Carm in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Spring 2023. 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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SHERRY NADINE BRADSHAW – January 27th, 1947 – February 21st, 2023 – Loving wife of the late Douglas Bradshaw. Dear mother of Julie De Castris and Jonathan Bradshaw (Taryn). Proud Grandma of Izzabella and Gabriel De Castris. Survived by her sister Nancy Ritze (Roydon). Sherry spent a great deal of time in support of the 608 Air Cadets, Belleville. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be announced and held at the Burr Cemetery, Ameliasburgh at a later date in the spring with a reception to follow at the Wellington Elks Lodge, Allisonville. Memorial Donations to the Air Cadet League of Canada would be appreciated by the family. (www.aircadetleague.on.ca) Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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WILLIAM JAMES ‘Bill’ YOUNG – Suddenly entered into rest at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, on Monday, February 20, 2023, Bill Young of Picton died at the age of 68. He was the son of the late Grant & Margaret Young and the husband of the late Bev Young. He was the partner of Vicky Lefebvre of Picton and the father of Tammy Mick of Ottawa, Tracy St. Rose of Picton and the late Billy. Bill was the grandfather of John, Tyler, Nick, Devlin, Taylor, Nicole and the great grandfather of Attrayus-James. He is survived by his brothers-in-law Dave Young (Susan) of Trenton, and Brian Young of Marmora and will be fondly remembered by his friend Frank Powers of Picton. Mr. Young rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Bill would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Bill, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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MARGARET TERESA HEANEY (McCurry) – Passed peacefully and comfortably in her 82nd year on February 17th, 2023 in Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She is now reunited with her loving husband Sean (2019) and cherished daughter Shauna (2017). Teresa will be dearly missed by her son Kieran, his wife Lisa, and beloved granddaughter Grace. She will be fondly remembered by her sister in-law Gladys McCurry, her brothers, in-laws, nephews and nieces and a countless multitude of family friends. Not to forget Hazel (our cat) and Saoirse (our Lab) who both brought happiness, joy, unconditional love and purpose to Mum every day. Teresa is currently in the of care of the Ainsworth Funeral Home, Wellington, ON. Cremation will take place and an intimate service will follow. In lieu of flowers, a small donation can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society on behalf of Teresa’s daughter Shauna. Burial and celebration of life will take place in the spring. We thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. They mean the world to us in this time of grieving. Condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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ELMER WALTER WARD – Entered into rest with family by his side on Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at the Belleville General Hospital, at the age of 80. Loving husband of Lois Catherine Ward. Dear father of Roger Ward (May). Grandpa to Taylor (Megan). Survived by his siblings Don Ward (Lynn) and Merle Ward (Charlie) and predeceased by sister Edith Spencer (Perry). Fondlyr remembered by nieces Twila, Shannon and Erika and nephews Richard and Gary and their families. Elmer was a passionate farmer and a 40-year employee of General Motors. His outgoing personality will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22nd 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 Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.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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RUTH CLARA WILSON (nee Wannamaker) – Peacefully at Trillium Care Community, Kingston on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023. In her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Bruce. Dear mother of Brenda (Bob) McBride of Kingston and Stephen (Susan) Wilson of Belleville. Loving grandmother of David (Lydia) McBride and Michael McBride, Scott (Cindy) Wilson and Sarah Wilson. Great grandmother to Nevaeh, Zoe and Nicholas. After many years of helping her husband on their family farm, she worked as a secretary at Pinecrest PS in Bloomfield. She was very active in the community: the church, Women’s Institute, Rebeccah’s and later as volunteer at Hallowell House. We remember Ruth as a kind and loving person whom others would naturally turn to for help and comfort. Her home was always open to family, Friends and neighbours. Special thanks to all the staff at Trillium for their wonderful care and support given to my mother and our family. A Graveside Service will be announced and held later this spring at Bowerman-McFaul Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the CNIB would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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MARY MARGUERITE TAYLOR (Robinson) October 24th, 1927 – February 15th, 2023 – Mary Marguerite Taylor (formerly of Northport) died peacefully at Crown Ridge Place in Trenton on February 15, 2023 at 95 years of age. Much loved wife and best friend to James Allan Taylor (predeceased), cherished mother of Kim (Charles, predeceased), Cynthia (Kelly), James Jr. (Susan), and Timothy (Deirdre). Proud grandmother of ten grandchildren, including Lauren (Chris), Jamie, Taylor, Kelly Breanne (Dan), Brendan, Madison, Kaitlyn, Jonathan, Daniel, and Andrew, and great grandmother to Harry. She is survived by her sister Anna Robinson. Mary Marguerite Robinson was born October 24 1927, on her parents’ farm in Brampton, Ontario, the second of two girls to Janet and Cecil Robinson. Mary attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a BA in Household Economics in 1949. It was at U of T that Mary met her future husband James. They married in September 1950. Mary went on to use her acquired skills teaching nurses dietary nutrition until motherhood became her life’s work. Mary became the mother of four active children in five years, and supported her husband James in his role of MPP in the Ontario Legislature where he served from 1971 to 1987. In addition to managing the homestead, Northport House, for nearly 50 years, and the family farm in South Bay, Mary was the cornerstone of many election campaigns. She attended and hosted countless events and assisted in many wide ranging ways. It was a rewarding role together with her support to James as Mayor of Prince Edward County from 1998 to 2003. Jim and Mary were a dynamo team. Mary was a very capable, committed, and practical individual, and she was an elegant lady. Mary found time to undertake volunteer work, including University Women’s Club, Prince Edward Curling Club, and pushing the cart for the Picton Hospital Auxiliary. She was dutiful and conscientious. Mary published one of the first comprehensive tourist newspapers called “Key to Quinte’s Isle” which was a one-stop publication highlighting scenic driving routes, tourist operators, and restaurants along the way. She took on that publication with a great sense of duty and pride for her community and developed many special relationships along the way. Above all, Mary was the matriarch of her family; she was a woman of great strength of character and fortitude of spirit. She was the glue in the family, and always set the example of family first. She will be deeply missed and forever cherished in our hearts. We would like to thank her caregivers, and special thanks to those at Crown Ridge Place who offered kind and compassionate caring during her last days. Mary rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). If desired, donations to PECMH Foundation “Back the Build” in Picton would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers. A private family service will take place at a future date. Online condolences and to share memories of Mary, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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HEIDI CHRISTINE KRIENS (nee Stoll) – October 1, 1961 – February 12, 2023 – Entered into rest at her home surrounded by family, on Sunday, February 12, 2023, Heidi Kriens (nee Stoll) of Cressy, died at the age of 61. Heidi was a very kind and loving wife to Peter, mother to Kristen, and friend to many. Heidi had many passions in her life. She loved spending time with family and friends, and she was a force behind every family gathering. Heidi developed a love of travel which was kindled by family trips at a young age, and then continued throughout her life. Heidi was very interested in architecture and for many years was involved in home construction and renovation in Prince Edward County. Heidi was the daughter of the late Karl and Eileen Stoll of Picton. She was the loving wife of Peter; mother of Kristen (Vlad) of Toronto; sister of Karolyn (Jim) of Milford, and Karl (Diana) of Erin. Heidi will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews (Jim, Alixandra, Dylan, Alexander and Tatiana) and by her great-niece Olivia and great-nephew Kieran. Heidi also had a special relationship with her mother-in-law (Janny), her brother-in-law (Thomas), her sister-in-law (Leanne) and Laika, the wonder dog. Thank you to all of Heidi’s doctors, nurses, care-givers and friends in Prince Edward County, and at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto who cared for her over the past five years. Mrs. Kriens rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. An End-Of-Life Party was held at her cottage in Cressy on Saturday, February 11, 2023, with her family and best friends. If desired, donations to Habitat for Humanity in memory of Heidi would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Heidi, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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JOAN ROSELLA KEE (Hopkins) – November 7th, 1939 – February 10th, 2023 – Unexpectedly entered into rest at her home, on Friday, February 10, 2023, Joan Kee (nee Hopkins) of Wellington, formerly of Ottawa, died at the age of 83. She was the daughter of the late Ernest & Jean Hopkins (nee Babcock) and was the cherished wife for 61 years to Bob. Joan was the loving mother of Jim (Laura) of Markham, and Susan of Toronto and the grandmother of Shannon (Chris) and Douglas and great grandmother of Finley and Paisley. Joan is predeceased by her brothers Donald Hopkins and Robert Hopkins (surviving Eleanor) of New Brunswick. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and her dear friend Nancy Stokes of Kingston. Mrs. Kee rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Joan’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral at this time. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at a later date. Inurnment in the family plot in New Brunswick at a later date. If desired, donations to Diabetes Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Joan would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Joan, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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NANCY ANITA ROBINSON –  After a courageous battle with cancer, peacefully passed away on her own terms at home on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at the age of 64. Beloved daughter of the late Muriel and Ed Peeling. Loving wife of Douglas Robinson. Mom and best friend of Jillian (Bobby), Ashley (Tom) and Michelle (Jay). Grandma to Anthony, Andrew, Claire, Violet and Mila. Loved sister in-law of Marilyn (George) and Gary. Nancy is survived by siblings Sandy, Diane, Steven, Judy (Don), Susan (Gary), Luke (Linda), Pat (Gary), Penny (Daryl), Leland (Kay), Bill (Lynn) and predeceased by siblings Peter, Sharon, Lola, Stan, Pauline and Sidney. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy lit up every room she entered with her kind and welcoming smile. Her warmth, work ethic and selfless manner made her loved by all she met. She will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank the nurses at the Bayshore Clinic for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Nancy’s life will be announced and held at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back The Build’ Fund, (www.backthebuild.ca) or the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Oncology Dept) (www.bghf.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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DR. PETER JOHANNSSON – Passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, at the age of 74. Peter passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was unfailingly cheerful, wise, hard-working, respected and loved. His commitment to his community, his patients, and the hospital, over his extensive and satisfying career, was exemplary. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and his community. As per Peter’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. A private interment will take place at a later date. Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital ‘Back The Build’ Fund, (www.backthebuild.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

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SHERRIE KATHRYN CODE – Suddenly entered into rest at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, Sherrie Code of Picton died at the age of 64. She was the daughter of the late John & Audrey Code and was the wife for 31 years to Mel Webb. Sherrie was the loving mother of Keira Code-Miller of Picton, and step-mother of Nanette Young (Tom) of Trenton, Mel Webb of Belleville and Stephany Webb of Sudbury and she was the grandmother of Dominic and Lucas. She is survived by her brother Tony Code (Brenda) of Brockville, and her sister Janice Lindel of Picton. Predeceased by her brother Mike Code. Sherrie will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends. Sherrie rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). In keeping with Sherrie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Sherrie’s Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Loyalist Humane Society in memory of Sherrie would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Sherrie, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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BRYAN SHANTZ – October 3rd, 1963 to February 6th, 2023 – Surrounded by his loving family, Bryan passed away at Lennox & Addington Hospital on February 6th, 2023 at the age of 59 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was the much loved son of the late Allan Shantz and Patricia Shantz and brother of Shelly Larkan (Rory). He was the most beloved husband and partner in life for over 40 years of Darlene (Grimmon) and the best Dad in the world to Andrew (Whitney) and Sondra (Mike). He always greeted his 5 grandchildren Bentley, Holden, Noah, Elyse and Allie with the biggest of hugs and smiles and will be deeply missed by us all. The Shantz Towing family is missing him very much, as Bryan was well known in this community as someone who was always there to help others. His kindness, big heart, sense of humour, honesty and the ability to take on any task when others thought it was impossible was his trademark. He always told us we could do anything if we set our mind to it. He was a life coach and trusted friend to so many for he was always willing to help. Bryan worked very hard his whole life starting young with his parents business and building up to the towing/garage business over the last 35 years. Along the way we shared many wonderful adventures in life for when you were with Bryan life was never boring and so many have a great Bryan story to tell. We are all going to miss his wonderful smile, his stories, the laughter and how loved he made us feel. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, March 3rd, 2023 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 Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.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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PATRICIA ‘Pat’ LEA MILLER – Patricia Lea Miller (Pat) entered into rest at Westlake Terrace Nursing Home, on Monday, February 6 ,2023 in her 74th year. Previously resided in Wellington and on West Lake Road. Pat was born November 14, 1949, an only child of Ida Mae Miller. Lifelong partner of Terrance W. (Terry) Ellsworth. Pat loved all animals; especially her cat. In her spare time she was an avid reader, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, camping and time outdoors. Loving granddaughter of the late Ira and Ethel Hewton of Wellington, Niece of predeceased Aunts and Uncles, Charles (Shirley) Hewton, Elmer (Phyllis) Hewton, Eleanor (Archie) Stewart. Lovingly remembered by cousins John (Linda) Stewart, Charlotte (Jim) Irvine, Tim (Tracy) Hewton, Lorrie (Rick) Hewton, George (Sylvia) Reddom, Donna (John) Edkins, Helen (Roger) McMurray, Joan (Albert) Vanderlaan and all of their extended families. Predeceased by cousins Kathy (David) Evans and Tom Hewton. A very special bond with her Cousin Charlotte Irvine (nee Stewart) (Fondly known as Pat’s little sister) Patricia graduated from Loyalist College Nursing Assistant program, and graduated as a Registered Nursing Assistant in 1973 and spent her life caring for the sick and elderly residents of Westlake Terrace for 37 years as an R.N.A./R.P.N. There will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place and has been entrusted to Steele Funeral Home in Belleville. Interment will be done at a later date. A very special thank you to all the staff at Westlake Terrace Nursing Home for all the love and care they gave to Pat while she was there. Donations may be made in her name to the Loyalist Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

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CELIA HAZEL MCALPINE (Selman) – June 9th, 1927 – February 4th, 2023 – Entered into rest peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on February 4, 2023. Celia McAlpine passed away at the age of 95. Celia was the daughter of the late Norman Curtis and Mary Catherine Helena Selman and devoted wife of the late Leo McAlpine. Celia was the mother of Nancy (Eric Kimball), Daniel (Kathy), Jack (Heather), Mark (Patricia) and Lois Woodall (Robert). Celia was greatly loved by all her grandchildren, Sharon, Michael, James, Jessica, Joshua, Sandra, Janet and step-grandchildren Lee Wyscaver, Jessica Woodall, and Joshua Woodall and by her several great-grandchildren. Mrs. McAlpine is resting at Rushnell Funeral Home at 33 Main Street West in Picton. Visitation will be held Friday February 10 2023 from 7pm to 9 pm, followed by a funeral service on Saturday February 11, at 11am at the funeral home. Donations for the Leukemia Foundation or to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital are appreciated. Online condolences at rushnellfamilyservices.com 

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KATHARINA ‘Katie’ WEBER – Passed away peacefully at the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, Napanee, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, in her 94th year. Katie was born in Burgenland, Austria and came to Canada in 1950. She is predeceased by her husband, Mathias (Mike) Weber. They were married for more than 62 years, and created a wonderful life together, along with their two children, Karen (Russel Kirby) and Edward (Karen Lee). Life got much more interesting when she became a Nana to Eric (Melissa) and Andrew (Meaghan), followed by true joy as a great-Nana to Leah, Jacob, Harrison and Ellie. Katie was a dedicated stay-at-home mom, and will be genuinely missed by her family and friends. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff at The Riverine in Napanee for the kind care and attention given to our mom during her 5+ year stay. The family also extends sincere and heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff and physicians involved in mom’s care during her recent stay at both Kingston General Hospital and L & A County General Hospital. Mrs. Weber rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection and Rite of Committal with Prayers will take place in the spring. If desired, donations to the L&A County General Hospital Foundation in memory of Katie would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Katie, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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GARY DOUGLAS WICKETT – Entered into rest at Westgate Lodge Long Term Care Facility, Belleville, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, Gary Wickett of Belleville, formerly of Picton died at the age of 76. He was the son of the late Gordon & Florence Wickett (nee Hegadorn). Gary was the brother of Elvin (Holly) of Belleville, Sharon of Picton, and he is predeceased by his sisters Iona Williams and Carol Gannon. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Wickett rested at Rushnell Funeral Homes – Picton Chapel, 33 Main Street (613-476-2450). Funeral Service will be held in Picton Free Methodist Church, 384 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 1 pm with visitation starting at 11 am. Cremation to follow with Spring Inurnment in the family plot at Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to Picton Free Methodist Church or the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward in memory of Gary would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Gary, please visit: www.rushnellfuneralhomes.com

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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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WILLIAM JOSEPH ‘Bill’ MIRAMONTES – May 17th, 1937 – January 26th, 2023 – The family of Bill Miramontes sadly announce that he suddenly entered into rest at Belleville General Hospital on Thursday January 26th 2023 at the age of 86. Bill was born in San Mateo, California, the son of the late Joseph and Thelma Miramontes and brother to Shirley and JoAnne. He was the devoted husband of Mireille (Graveline), his high school sweetheart, with whom he shared 67 rewarding and happy years. Bill attended San Francisco State College earning a degree in English with French and Greek as related subjects. He worked evenings after class and on weekends at United Airlines to fund his education and to provide for his growing household. With his eyes set on a brighter future, Bill moved his young family to Toronto in 1962 where he attended the Ontario College of Education. Earning credentials for secondary classroom instruction in English, Latin, and History, he began fulfilling his dream of teaching with a position at Danforth Technical School. In the summer of 1967 the family relocated to Prince Edward County and Bill commenced his 25 years at P.E.C.I. as an English teacher, eventually retiring as head of the Guidance Department. He was committed to his students and drew great satisfaction from the help and advice he could offer them. Bill was a consummate reader and it was not uncommon to find a book on history, philosophy, religion or literature lying open on the breakfast table after he’d left for work. He was an avid photographer and loved to travel, having extensively toured North America and Europe. He also dedicated time during his life to his church, St. Gregory’s, the Children’s Aid Society of PEC, and the Kiwanis. Most of all, Bill was a family man – husband to his beloved wife Mireille; father and hero to his sons Jean-Jacques, Gilles, and Serge, and to the apple of his eye, his late daughter Monique; proud Poppa to his grandchildren Adam, Marissa, Melanie, Sophie, and Rachel. A memorial mass will be held at St. Gregory’s Church on Thursday, February 16th at 11am. A celebration of life service will take place in the spring. If desired, donations to the MS Society of Canada in memory of Bill would be appreciated. Online condolences and to share memories of Bill, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.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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