Obituaries & Tributes


Passed away on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.

Whitaker, Harry – On April 12th at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg in his 90th year. Loving husband of Leila. Beloved father of Darlene, Steven (Dinah), Wayne (Penny) and Wesley (Mari-Jo). Grandfather of Mark, Troy, Yvonne, Lindsay, Chad, Brooke, Trevor and Robbie. Great-Grandfather of Megan. Private family arrangements have been made. For those who wish, expressions of sympathy may be made to their charity of choice.


Passed away on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014.

Mary passed peacefully at Extendicare Port Hope. Loving mother of Eileen Simpson of Alderville.

ADAMS nee: Haensgen, Cathy Lynn

Passed away on Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

ADAMS, Cathy Lynn (nee: Haensgen) – On April 6th 2014, after a valiant effort to stay strong for the family she dearly loved, Cathy lost her two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Beloved wife of Gordon. Cherished mother of Caitlin. Cathy was the precious daughter of Delmer and Erline Haensgen and loving sister to the late Matthew Paul. Cathy’s family would like to thank everyone who were such wonderful help to her in her illness. Visiting nurses, Lakeridge Health Oshawa staff, her co-workers on 9Main, the dear friends at Hearth place, the kind friends in her condo complex and her special friends with whom she attended morning mass when she was able. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hearth Place if so desired. Condolences and donations may be made by visiting

PAHL, Guenter, Wolfgang

Passed away on Friday, April 4th, 2014.

At Providence health Care Scarborough, after a two year battle with prostate cancer Guenter passed peacefully on April 4th. A small intimate family gathering will be held in his honour. Hold him in your memories and remember the times that you spent with him, I know that’s what he would want most. Beloved father to Monica, son-in-law Erwin and grandson’s David and Daniel.


Passed away on Friday, April 4th, 2014.

Graham passed peacefully but unexpectedly on Friday April 4 at his residence in Oshawa.

BEASLEY, John Edwin William

Passed away on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014.

Jonn Edwin Beasley passed peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on April 1, 2014. Loving father of Tim and Tawni.


Passed away on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014.

STURGESS, Shirley Faith (nee Robinson) passed away at Lakeridge Health Port Perry on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at the age of 90. She was predeceased by Ross, her husband of 52 years. She is sadly missed by her children Chris and his wife Mary of Caesarea, Cindi and her husband Tom of Ashburn, and Kim and her husband Wayne of Whitehorse, Yukon, her grandchildren Kristi, D'Arci and her husband Al, and MacKenzi Newman, and Jessica, Danya and her husband John, and Victoria Sturgess, and her great grandson Brayden to whom she was known as GG, and her sister-in-law Helen of Red Deer, Alberta and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was born in Toronto to her parents Catherine and Frank on September 27, 1923. She had an older sister Thelma and a younger brother John. She joined the Navy during the second world war and worked decoding secret messages as a coder/decoder in the WRENs and traveled from coast to coast by train. She lived with her family for over 30 years in Fenelon Falls and worked as a bookkeeper for many of those years. She loved to travel by RV, train or automobile and by plane only when absolutely necessary. She enjoyed doing puzzles and writing poetry and stories.

GARLAND nee: Trick and Formerly Gallimore, Deborah Ann

Passed away on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014.

GARLAND, Deborah Ann nee: Trick and formerly Gallimore – suddenly at home with her loving husband David at her side on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at the age of 61. Daughter of Barb Hawkins and the late Harold Trick. Stepdaughter of Mel Hawkins. Dear mother of Dawn Koopmans (Jeff), Ryan Gallimore (Krista) and Brent Gallimore (Nicole). Loving grandmother of Delaney, Alexander, Madison, Jadyn, Landree, Connor and Wesley. Sister of Kim Turney (Dave) and Mark Trick (Wendy). Sadly missed by David’s children Laura and Paul and mother in law Joyce. Deborah will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, family and many friends.

MACKLIN, George Austin

Passed away on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014.

MACKLIN, George Austin – peacefully went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Zeita Macklin nee: Bongard. Loving father of Ken (Donna), Beverley Kernaghan, Linda Macklin-Charles (Stephen), Bonnie Brown (Lee) and Dennis (Nancy). Dear grandfather of Beth, Stephanie (Wes), Jennie, Abby, Josh, Holli, Hannah, Scott, Lexie and Trevor. Great grandfather of Kaiden and Sophie. Brother of Sidney and his wife Janet. Brother-in-law to Clara Macklin. Predeceased by siblings Harol, Marguerite and May. George will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, family and friends.

St. Onge, Henry Jerry

Passed away on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014.

Henry St. Onge passed away at his home in Campbellford. In Loving Memory Of A La Douce Memoire De Henry St. Onge Loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother


Passed away on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014.

Mr. Whymant passed away on Tuesday March 11 at Fairhaven Long Term Care Residence in Peterborough. Loving father of Patricia Dunk of Fraserville and Marilyn Gillis of Millbrook.

HARROP, Catherine

Passed away on Sunday, March 9th, 2014.

Cass passed peacefully at PRHC on Sunday March 9, 2014. Dear friend of Debra Worgan and to many.

LUNN, Harold

Passed away on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014.

LUNN, Harold Wilbert – “The Apple Man” – Market Gardener, of Fraserville, peacefully surrounded by his family at PRHC in his 92nd year on Tuesday March 4, 2014. Beloved husband and best friend for 67 years of the late Lillian (2011). Dear father of Nancy Olan (the late Allan) of Peterborough, Bob Lunn (Cathy) of Millbrook, Gail Foster (Cal) of British Columbia, Garry Lunn (Marlene), Rick Lunn (Valerie) and Mark Lunn (Lynn) all of Fraserville. Loving grandfather of David, Susan, Nicole, Amy, Julie, Trevor, Lorie, Timothy, Angela, Michelle, Shawn, Kelly, Crystal, Scott and Sara along with 17 dear great grandchildren. Brother of Doreen, Karen, Marion, Joyce, Brenda, Jim, Cathy, Carol and late Charlie, Merle and Garnet. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

TROTTER, Hope Marlene

Passed away on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014.

Hope passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at the age of 70. An obituary notice in full will appear shortly

SMITH, Barry John

Passed away on Saturday, March 1st, 2014.

SMITH, Barry John, peacefully March 1st, age 76. Predeceased by parents Emery and Vera of Bethany, brother Murray and brother-in-law Larry Gibbs. Beloved husband of Gail for 53 years. Proud Dad of Michele (Ken), Denise (Nick), Sharon (Geof) and Blair (Tara). Much loved grandpa of Frazer and Avary, Kate and Sophie, Kyle, Kelson and Maclean, Carson, Nolan and Grace. Greatly missed by cousin Ross and the Smith family; sister-in-law Marilyn Ebsary and the Gibbs family. Barry established many lasting friendships during his lifetime and he will be especially missed by lifelong friend Allan Bigelow, the Morning Coffee Club and the Hunting Camp Gang.

BOWERS nee Early, Annie

Passed away on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014.

Annie passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday February 22, 2014. Predeceased by her beloved Martin just a year ago. Dear mother of Anne, Mary and Martin.Fondly remembered by her dear grandchildren.

MacFarlane, Graham Collingwood

Passed away on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014.

Graham passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

GRAY, Melanie Edith

Passed away on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.

GRAY, Melanie Edith – passed away, February 18, 2014 at the age of 37. Beloved daughter of Gary Gray and Claudia Taylor. Mother of Catherine and Caitlin McGrath. Dear sister of Gabrielle and Gerald. Melanie will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and her family and friends.

READ nee: Kinsella, Jacqualine Irene " Jackie"

Passed away on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.

Read, Jaqueline Irene 'Jackie' nee: Kinsella past away surrounded by her loved ones at NHH on February 18, 2014 in her 58th year. She is survived by her dearly beloved husband Bill, loving mother of Billy (Barbara) and Bobby (Falon), proud grandmother of Keagan, Koby, Camden, Nolan, Owen and her loving dog Shelby; fondly remembered by many friends and family and past pets Rusty and Ginger.

WILLIAMS, Pamela Laura Isabella

Passed away on Saturday, February 8th, 2014.

WILIIAMS, Pamela Laura Isabella – suddenly on Saturday February 8, 2014 at the age of 28. Dearly loved daughter of Laura and Gord Ardila. Loving mother of Zoe, Cooper and Liam. Loving sister of Alannah (Doug) and aunt to Tyson. Sadly missed by her uncle’s John (Lynda) and Martin (Margo). Pam will be fondly remembered by all of her many cousins, family and friends.

BRUTON, James Vernon

Passed away on Friday, February 7th, 2014.

BRUTON, James Vernon “Jim”- it is with great sadness that we announce Jim’s passing at his home on Friday February 7th , 2014 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Wilma for 37 years. Father of Clifford (Donna) and stepfather to Stephen. Grandfather of Timothy (Nicole) and Nicholas. Brother of Joan, Vincent (Anita) and Phillip (Marg). Predeceased by siblings, Francis “Sam”, Cynthia and Cecilia. Dear friend of Tom Telford. Jim will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

ARMSTRONG nee: Taylor, Eileen Dawn

Passed away on Monday, January 27th, 2014.

ARMSTRONG, Eileen Dawn nee: Taylor, peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at PRHC on Monday January 27, 2014 in her 82nd year. Dearly loved mother of Robert John ( Diana ) , Edward Neil and the late David Gerald. Proud grandmother of Jacob (Emma), Joshua and Cassidy. Great grandmother of Caleb. Fondly remembered by her many friends and family.


Passed away on Sunday, January 26th, 2014.

Weiher, Doug (Detlef) - February 16, 1950 - January 26, 2014. After a life well lived, we sadly announce Doug's death. Beloved Husband of Lyn (Watson). Loving Father of Eric & Nadine, Lori & Mike. Proud Opa of Storm, Ashton, Emerson, Jesse, Caden & Camryn. Also missed by Brother Fred Weiher, Mother In-Law Bea Watson, Sister In-Laws Carol Watson & Joni Patterson. Doug will be fondly remembered by all that knew him.


Passed away on Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

Raisa passed peacefully at PRHC on Saturday January 25, 2014.

FALLIS, Kenneth Aubrey Lavergne

Passed away on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014.

FALLIS, Kenneth Aubrey Lavergne- at PRHC on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Patricia. Dear father of Terry (Debbie) of Toronto and Randall (Maureen) of Port Hope. Loving grandfather of Jessica, Alanna and Laura. Survived by his sister Beatrice McMahon. Pre-deceased by his sister Hannah (Nan) Shannon and his brother David.

FAIR nee: Olan, Maretta Alberta

Passed away on Monday, January 20th, 2014.

FAIR, Maretta Alberta – peacefully with her family at her side at Springdale Country Manor on Monday January 20, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved wife to the late Joe (2011). Loving mother of Jo-Anne Moriarty (Doug), Ronald Henry Fair (Bonnie) and Laura-Lee Fair-Schultz (Axel). Proud Gramma of Fred, Jolene, Justene, Rhonda, Joshi, Alexji and Great-Gramma to Chayse, Stefanie, Jalen, Ashton, Jadis, Georgia, Andrew, Mason and Blake. Sister of Gail, Dianne and Bryan. Predeceased by siblings Allan and Irene. Maretta will be fondly remembered for her quick whit, sense of humor and was able to recall and duplicate a recipe like non other. She will be sadly missed by all of her dear family and friends.

MOLLINS nee: Metcalfe, Marie Rose

Passed away on Sunday, January 19th, 2014.

Marie passed peacefully with her family by her side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday January 19, 2014. Beloved wife to Ed of Oshawa. Dear mother of Dianne (Robert), Randy (Rosa), Mike (Joanne) and Debbie. Loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and proud great grandmother to many. She is survived by her siblings and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

KLOEPFER, James Wilsey

Passed away on Sunday, January 12th, 2014.

KLOEPFER, James Wilsey “Jim”, Founder of J.W. Kloepfer Insurance Brokerage in Bethany, 4th Degree Knight Assembly No. 0884 Lindsay, surrounded by his family at PRHC Palliative Care on Sunday January 12, 2014 in his 87th year. Beloved husband to Shirley Marcella (nee: Davidson) for 65 years. Loving father of Kathy (Wayne) Fluery and the late Chris. Survived by his daughter in law Vivien. Very proud grandfather of Greg (Laura), Amanda (Jason), Brian (Ashley), Robyn, Mallory (Andrew), Malcolm (Kristy), Morgan, Myles and Madison. Jim was great- grampa to Keegan, Jackson, Rowan, Krosby, Delila, Scarlett and 2 great- grand dogs Amelia and Lucky. Survived by his sister Faith and predeceased by siblings, John, Francis, Mary and Anne.. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, business associates and friends. Jim was very active, serving on many committee’s, boards and faithful to his church.

BUKSA, Shirley Irene

Passed away on Friday, January 10th, 2014.

Shirley Buksa passed away on Friday January 10, 2104 at the Community Nursing Home in Port Hope. Beloved wife of the late Stephen (1987). Dear mother of Valerie Bell of Port Hope. Sadly missed by her grandchildren and her family.

RYE, H. Brooke

Passed away on Friday, January 10th, 2014.

Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario in his 77th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Lois (nee Jones) for 54 wonderful years. Loving father of Kevin (Pat) and Linda (Brian). Devoted Grandpa of Meaghan and Ryan and his Grand-dogs Sasha & Whiskey. Dear Brother of Walter and the late Terry Rye.(Special thanks to the nurses of the chemotherapy unit at NHH and the compassionate care of Dr. Moorsom and the palliative care nurses.)

KNECHTEL, Ronald Clare

Passed away on Monday, January 6th, 2014.

KNECHTEL, Ronald Clare – unexpectedly but peacefully went to be with the Lord on Monday January 6th in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Pearl Agnes nee: Barnes (2010) for 58 years. Loving father of Mark (Ann) Knechtel of Bethany, Ross Knechtel of Victoria B.C., and Heather Knechtel of Bethany. Cherished granfather of Amy (Justin Bowden) Knechtel of Bethany, Ben (Kristen) Knechtel of Cambridge, Sarah Knechtel (Logan Tackaberry) of Bethany, Corey Knechtel of Kitchener, and George Knechtel of Bethany. Dear great-grandfather of Bridgit, Abby and Pearl Bowden, Callie and Zach Knechtel. Fondly remembered by his extended family, his many friends and business colleagues. Ron was a retired senior partner with Ernst and Young. Ron faithfully served the Lord with his work with the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

ABATE, Leonard Joseph

Passed away on Friday, January 3rd, 2014.

ABATE, Leonard (Len) Joseph — Len, at the age of 89, passed away peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on January 3, 2014 with his beloved wife, Cathy at his side. Dear father of Beverley (Phil) of Milton, Robert and David of Toronto. Treasured step-father to Heidi, Brandon and loving "Gampy" to Conor, all of Cobourg. Also "Gampy" to Conor’s sister, Amanda, predeceased in July 2007. Also predeceased by his only sibling, sister, Lucille, of Toronto. Len will be missed by many nieces and nephews along with extended families from Nova Scotia and British Columbia. In 1974, Len joined Ferranti-Packard (F-P Electronics) Weston and Mississauga as Manager of Operations. In 1989, Len relocated to Cobourg for NEI/Rolls-Royce (F-P Electronics - Mark IV Industries) and was responsible for building a new production facility for the variable message signs industry.

STUBENSEY, Joseph Gerald

Passed away on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.

STUBENSEY, Joseph Gerald "Gerry" passed peacefully and quietly at PRHC Palliative care at the age of 80 on Wednesday January 1, 2014. Beloved husband to Carol of Peterborough. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his daughters, Theresa, Laureen and Tara.

DAVIES, Anne Isherwood

Passed away on Friday, December 27th, 2013.

OBITUARY Anne Davies Born September 3, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland to Andrew and Marie Maxwell, Anne Davies died peacefully at her home in Ajax on December 27, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. Predeceased by Richard who passed in 1992, Anne and Richard enjoyed eleven happy years together, dividing time between Ashburn and their summers with friends and family on Lake Joseph. Anne was the loving mother and great friend to David, Beverley, Ross, Karen, Joanne, and, Lindsey (The Taylors). Anne was a fiercely loyal, generous and independent woman with an adventurous spirit who even tried her hand at hang gliding a few years ago. Anne came to Canada in 1975 with Craik Taylor and her kids. A naturally warm and caring woman, Anne effortlessly gathered new friends and acquaintances until the end. Anne’s home was always a place other kids gravitated. She was the cool Mum, the one who ruled with her heart. The problems of the day could always be addressed and often solved over a mug of hot, strong tea. Anne is survived by her sister Pat, her niece Stephanie with Andy and Josh, and her grandchildren Kristen, Nicolas, Graeme, Natasha, Michael, Alyssa, Max, Alexander, Jackson, Brendan, Max, and Samantha. She is lovingly remembered by extended family members Sheryl, Svetlana and Anna, Perry, Lucio, Colin, Anton with Helen and Dennis, Maria and Martin, and David. The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Inge Jabusch and Gill Gilmour as well as the staff at Rouge Valley West and PSWs from St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Durham.

WARNER, Lynn Allen

Passed away on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013.

Lynn Allen Warner, our loving and devoted husband, dad, gramps and great-grandpa, returned home to the arms of his Father in Heaven, Sunday, December 22, 2013. Lynn, born July 16, 1932, son of Fred and Nina Warner, grew up in Castleton, ON. In 1954, Lynn married the love of his life, Audrey Massey. They were blessed with five beautiful children. Lynn was a dedicated lineman with Ontario Hydro for 37 years, from which he later retired. Lynn and Audrey treasured the lifetime friendship they shared with his Hydro colleagues and their families. Lynn loved his family dearly. He loved to watch his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play hockey and baseball. He travelled around much of the country to hockey and baseball tournaments. Lynn loved to have fun whether it was a cold drink on the porch with a neighbour, a summertime fish in Rice Lake, a ride on the skidoo at the Chalet or a road trip down south, out west, or wherever his heart desired. Lynn is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Audrey, and his children; Diana (Jim) Flesch, Darlene (Mike) Gabovic, Barbara (Ric) Basinger, Stuart (Kim) Warner, Elaine (Rick) Palmateer. Also dearly missing their gramps are his 11 grandchildren: Charrissa, Jeremy, Rhianna, Lynn Marie, Tommy John, Matthew, Kayla, Kendra, Rikki, Sam and Kelly and their spouses and his 7 great-grandchildren: Mcquaig, Max, Morgan, Teaghen, Keiley, Brady and Quinn.

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