Obituaries & Tributes

MANLEY, Marilyn Theresa

Passed away on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017.

MANLEY; Marilyn (nee GUERIN) ~ With grace, dignity and courage Marilyn passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. She was the beloved daughter of the late Martin and Mayme Guerin. Dearly loved mother of Jamie. Lovingly sister of Ann Beebe and her husband Paul. Dear aunt to Charlie and Adam. Marilyn will be missed by her canine companion Chloe.

FINNIE, Dawn Marie

Passed away on Saturday, March 11th, 2017.

Dawn Marie Finnie (née Moffat)
August 24 1928 – March 11, 2017
Dawn passed away peacefully at her home in South Monaghan with her family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Keith Finnie for 63 years. Cherished mother of Janice (predeceased 2013), Heather (Tony) Angione, Andrea (Ian) Pritchard and Lauralee Finnie. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Alfredo (Laurie), Nicholas (Vanessa), Anthony (Lhamo) and Sara Angione, Logan and Evan Maw. She was big sister to William Moffat (predeceased 2012) and Jean (Rudy) Peltzer. The family would like to thank the extra care provided by Sadie Carson, Jane Lisson, Susan Baxter, Alessia McMahon, CCAC Nursing & PSW staff and Palliative Care Dr. M. Gibson.

OLAN, Bryon

Passed away on Thursday, March 9th, 2017.

OLAN; Bryon ~ has gone to be with his Lord at Toronto General Hospital on March 9, 2017 in his 68th year and will be sadly and greatly missed by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents Verna and Stan Olan, sister Maretta Fair (Joe), brother Allan Olan (survived by Nancy) and sister Irene Laird (Bill). Bryon is survived by his much loved sisters Gail Gilmour (Wayne) and Dianne Sanderson (Paul), many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Bryon was a long-time resident of Centennial Place and so happy to call Millbrook his home, the staff was wonderful to Bryon and always gave him the best of care.


Passed away on Thursday, March 9th, 2017.

With profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wayne (Wiener) Wilkins on March 9th at Lakeridge Health surrounded by his loving family after a short but courageous battle with Cancer, in his 70th year. Survived by his devoted and loving daughter Kim Jones and her partner Doug, his adored grandson Ryan Jones (Desiree) and two great grandsons Ethan and Lucus who were Upa’s pride and joy. Will be sadly missed by Daisy his four legged friend. Predeceased by parents Ben and Mary Wilkins and two siblings. Survived by 8 brothers and two sisters.

Wayne was a Solid uncle to many nieces and nephews & great nieces and nephews. Wayne was born in Newfoundland …travels to the West and spent many years living in Peterborough then the last few years in Oshawa.

HUTCHISON, Cynthia Bernice "Cindy"

Passed away on Monday, March 6th, 2017.

HUTCHISON; Cynthia Bernice “Cindy” ~ It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cindy on March 6, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 60th year after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Cindy was the beloved wife and best friend of Martin “Marty” Hutchison for over 36 years. Ever loving mother of Matthew Hutchison (Amy) and Michelle Branscombe (Steve). Proud Nana of Taylor, Connor, Jaden, A.J., Mackennzie, Tegan and Ryleigh. Cindy will also be remembered by her brother Bill Murney (Yvonne), sisters Terri Robertson (Brian) and Nancy Pritchard (Jack), sisters-in-law Kathy Carl (Rick) and Karen Pegler, and father-in-law Allan Hutchison (the late Leona). Predeceased by mother Bernice Murney. Cindy worked for Brian Mulligan State Farm Insurance for over 18 years and enjoyed her work very much. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews and all who knew her.

KEATES, Kelsey Kathleen

Passed away on Monday, March 6th, 2017.

KEATES, Kelsey Kathleen – Employee of General Motors, Oshawa. Passed away suddenly at St. Michael’s on Monday, March 6, 2017 in her 23rd year.
Precious daughter of Donna Keates (John Randall); and David Keates (Julie McFadden). Dearly loved sister to Allicia Keates and adored by her aussie Lexee. Loving grand-daughter to Joan Corfe and the late Don Corfe, Larry Keates (Diana) and Dianne Keates (George Anderson). Cherished great grand-daughter to Viola Keates. Proud niece to Kevin Keates (Kerri), Will Carpenter (Tanya Guerin) and Sarah Carpenter; along with many cousins who loved her. Sadly missed by Mike Davies (soul mate) and his mom Tammy Davies. She was also adored and will be missed by her huge circle of friends and coworkers.
Kelsey will always be remembered for her love for life itself, and her never ending smile that would light up any room she entered.
As a passionate advocate of organ donation, Kelsey gave consent that her organs be donated to those in need. As a result Kelsey has saved the lives of six people and will live on in ways we can only imagine. Register today at and wear a green ribbon in support of Kelsey.

CARSON, Gwendolyne Norma

Passed away on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017.

Carson, Gwendolyne Norma (Martindale)~ Peacefully, knowing she was loved and in the hearts of her family and friends, Gwen (Lyne) passed away in comfort and care at St. Joseph’s at Fleming in Peterborough on March 2, 2017 at the age of 90. She will be remembered with love and admiration by her husband Linden Carson and her daughters Christine and Mary Lynn (David). She will always have a special place in the hearts of her grandchildren, Nate (Kathleen), Hannah, Riley and Tess. Her siblings Claire, Joyce, Bill, Bob and Mary, who all shared her sharp intelligence and love of laughter, predeceased her. She is survived by her sister-in-law Joan Joynt (Carson) and many nieces and nephews and their families who were all very special to her. She loved to travel and saw the world, but her cottage on Black Lake was her favorite place where she spent summers swimming, laying out on the dock to “get some sun”, and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved playing cards and having fun, especially with her dear friends of her infamous bi-wed bridge club. Somewhere in the heavens, a card table is being set up, a deck of cards is being shuffled, a pot of coffee is brewing, and a game of bridge is about to begin.A celebration of Gwendolyne’s remarkable life will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 5 Prince Street, Millbrook, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alzheimer Society Canada, or Community Care, Millbrook.

HARFORD, Edward "Ted"

Passed away on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

HARFORD; Edward “Ted” ~ Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, February 27, 2017 in his 69th year at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay. Ted was the beloved husband of Marcia for nearly 50 years. Loving father of Lance (Jenn) and Bridgette (Scott). Cherished Papa of Alexandra, Andrew, Alicia, Abbey, Aidin and Ella. Survived by brothers John (Pat), Bill (Karen) and sister Sue (Chuck). Predeceased by parents Eddie and Vera, brothers James (survived by Gerry) and David (survived by Sharon). Ted will also be remembered by his many extended family members and friends. A special Thank You to Dr. Francis and all the staff at RMH, Lindsay for their compassionate care while keeping Ted comfortable.

TOWES, Sharon Maureen

Passed away on Sunday, February 19th, 2017.

TOWES; Sharon ~ Peacefully at home with family by her side, on Sunday, February 19, 2017 in her 69th year. Sharon was the beloved wife of Sandy Towes for over 47 years. Loving mother of Kevin (Julie) and Colin (Erin). Proud grandma of Nathan, Josh, and Jayson.

HOGG, Tony Leigh Vernon

Passed away on Monday, February 13th, 2017.

HOGG; Tony Leigh Vernon ~ With broken hearts we said goodbye to our cherished son Tony, Feb 13 at 5pm in his 29th year. He went peacefully at home surrounded by his family and beloved dog after a brave fight with Multiple sclerosis. He is free now and off to the next place without disease and suffering, his beautiful soul touched all who knew him and will surround us forever. Tony is survived by his loving parents Greg and Cheri, brother Travis and Sarah, his niece Kennedy and nephew Cohen, and his dog Sally. Aunts and Uncles- Donna (Brian), Larry (Leanor), Brenda (Murray), Randy (Jeannette), Bonnie (Paul), Mike (Catherine), Vern, Kim, Jim (Christina) Michelle (Todd) and many cousins and friends. Waiting for Tony are Grandma Elsie Hogg, Grandpa Ed Hogg, Nana Jan Wilson, Grandpa Bob Wilson, Uncle Eddie Hogg and Uncle Sean Hogg and some good friends that left too soon.

CLARKE, Richard

Passed away on Sunday, February 12th, 2017.

CLARKE; Richard ~ Peacefully at his home on February 12, 2017 with devoted wife Mary by his side. Loving father of Tina (Al), Cheré (Tom), and Tony (Marnie). Proud Poppa of Alisha, Kalin, Brandon, Brittany, Kelsey, Jessica, Stephanie, Jaiden, Lexi, and great-poppa of 6. Richard will be also be remembered and missed by his sister Pat Tymchuk (the late Steve), brother Samuel Clarke (Lynda), sisters-in-law Jean Kimball (Bill) and Margaret Sherwood (Al Broomfield), brothers-in-law Ken Carr (Donna) and the late Walter Carr (survived by Esther), parents the late Claire & the late Betty Clarke, best friend Tuck, Carol Beatty & her family, and many nieces and nephews.

TARRINGTON, Marjorie Marie

Passed away on Saturday, February 11th, 2017.

TARRINGTON; Marjorie Marie ~ Born March 5, 1936 ~ Passed away suddenly at the Northumberland Hills Hospital at the age of 80 years old on February 11, 2017 at 3:57 p.m. She will be sadly missed by her children, Joseph Sowden, June Burk, Donald Sowden, and Barbara Garlick and is survived by 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

GRANT, Sharon K.

Passed away on Friday, February 10th, 2017.

GRANT; Sharon Kathleen ~ Suddenly on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 67. Sharon Grant (nee Gilker) was the beloved wife of Kevin Grant. Loving mother of Krista Grant. Dear sister of Orville (Fern), John, Sheldon (Ellen), Ray, Edwin “Bud” (Viola), Pansy (Jack), Mae, Dorothy “Dot”, Jean (Eugene) and the late Sandra (survived by Robbie).

HOGG, Elsie Mae

Passed away on Thursday, February 9th, 2017.

HOGG; Elsie ~ Peacefully surrounded by her family at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the age of 88. Elsie Hogg (nee McElroy) was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Edward “Ed” Hogg. Elsie was also predeceased by her sons Ed Jr. (the late Karen) and Sean (survived by Kim). Proud mother of Donna Machniak (Brian), Larry (Leanor), Brenda Challice (Murray), Randy (Jeanette McIlmoyle), Greg (Cheri), Bonnie Windover (Paul), Mike (Catherine), Vern, and Kim Matthews. Loving grandmother of Brett, Chris, Dwayne, Murray, Erin, Evan, Troy, Craig, Adam, Trampis, Carly, Travis, Tony, Zachary, Kyle, Candace, Courtney, Samantha, William, Crystal, Curtis, Jessie, Melissa and 23 great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Walter, Ray, and Evelyn. Elsie will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.

THOMPSON, Heather Patricia

Passed away on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

Heather Patricia (Kimmett) Thompson died peacefully in the arms of her family on February 8, 2017 in her 64th year. Predeceased by her parents Donald and Catherine (Booth) Kimmett. She is survived by her daughters Megan (Al) Thompson and Melanie (Steve) Ireland and her grandchildren Lucas Thompson, Tatum Ireland, and Damien Thompson-Conway. Dear sister of Vicki Kimmett and Kathy (John) Roxborough. Heather was a loving aunt and great-aunt to April, Max, and Nolan Kimmett, Adrian (Peg), Owen, Dryden, and Jorja Kimmett and loving Boo Boo to Jennifer (Chris), and Evee Thackeray. She will be missed by a large extended family and circle of friends.

ARMSTRONG, Michael John

Passed away on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.

With great sadness we announce that Mike Armstrong, a wonderful and loving father and friend to many, passed away on the morning of February 7, 2017. Mike, predeceased by Diane (nee Gallagher), his much-loved wife of 52 years, will be greatly missed by his children Tony (Linda), Katie, and Laura (Greg Hills), eight grandchildren - Briar, Thomas, Dawson, Christopher and Melissa Armstrong, Maddie, Jack, and Megan Hills, as well as his dear sister, Cathy McElhinney. Mike was born in 1933 to Frank and Evelyn Armstrong of Toronto and married Diane in 1958. With his Masters in Industrial Engineering from Birmingham University, England, Mike enjoyed a successful career in the office furniture business (including Steelcase in Toronto and Michigan, All-Steel and Precision Manufacturing in Montreal, and Kauffman Furniture in Collingwood). After retiring in 1992, Mike and Diane built their dream home, “Piper Hill” in Creemore, ON. They had a wonderful life together entertaining, cooking, traveling, playing tennis, golf, and bridge and spending time with their beloved family. In the last year, Mike lived very happily with his son Tony and family at “Headwaters Farm" near Cobourg. Ever the engineer, he contributed his ideas to many construction projects. Mike will be greatly missed. Everyone enjoyed his warmth, ever-present sense of humour, and his unceasing enthusiasm for life. He received wonderful care and compassion from his caregivers at home and the doctors and nursing staff at Toronto Western Hospital’s Movement Disorders Clinic and Northumberland Hills Hospital. We thank them all very much for making Dad’s life easier.

MESZAROS, Elizabeth

Passed away on Sunday, February 5th, 2017.

MESZAROS; Elizabeth ~ Passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on February 5, 2017 at the age of 84. Liz will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.


Passed away on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017.

After a lengthy illness on February 2, 2017 at Centennial Place, Millbrook. Ann Orlecki (née Sopel) was the beloved wife of the late Bill Orlecki. Loving mother of Marianne Orlecki. Baba of Krissy Wolfenberg (Dan) and their children Chloe and Wyatt.

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