Obituaries & Tributes

HALL, Charles Thomas

Passed away on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.

Retired Bell Canada Pioneer – 38 years. Peacefully passed away at his home in Peterborough on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in his 86th year. Dearly loved husband of Evelyn. Loving Father to children Janet and Catharine and the late Thomas. Proud Grandfather of Tavis, Aron and Kyle. Great- Grand- Father of Ava and Therese.

DOWNER, Eldon Clark

Passed away on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.

DOWNER, Eldon Clark Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at the Peterborough Regional Health Center in his 89th year. Devoted husband to his wife Shirley, loving father to Anne and Brian O’Brien and Christina Ogilvie. Treasured grandfather of Chelsea, Jacqueline, Mackenzie, (fiancé Sarah) and Mitchell. Eldon is predeceased by his parents n(William and Olive), 5 brothers (Clarence, Hilton, Dalton, Tal, Donald and sister (Doris nee Pacey). His love for his wife, family , many neices and nephew, close friends and extended family will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A heartfelt Thank You to family and close friends who have supported us in the past 4 months, you have a special place in our hearts. A special thanks to the nurses on C2 and Dr Beamish at PRHC for their care and compassion.

HARREN, Thomas Allan

Passed away on Monday, April 27th, 2015.

HARREN, Thomas Allan – passed away peacefully on April 27, 2015, with family by his side. Son of Ott and Betty Harren. Beloved father of Jamie Mariasine (Jay) of Peterborough. Loving grandfather of Claire and Sam. Brother of Helen McCracken (Bob), Brenda Tackaberry, Merle Carmichael (Bob), Linda Gabovic (Vic), Jim, Jane Colbary (Dale), Jean O’Connell (Dave) and Tim.

SEABOYER, Philip Norwood

Passed away on Monday, April 27th, 2015.

SEABOYER, Philip Norwood – December 28, 1952 – April 27, 2015 , peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg. Beloved son of the late Gerald and Patricia Seaboyer and step son to Jean. Devoted partner to Louise. Brother of Geri, Keith, Eric and Ken. Former husband of Liz. Amazing dad to Shelly, Lisa and Christina. Loving poppa “P” to Austin, Keira and Maddy. Uncle and great uncle to many.

FOSTER, Eleanor Jean

Passed away on Friday, April 24th, 2015.

Eleanor Jean Foster (nee Waugh). October, 29th, 1945 – April, 24th, 2015. Ellie passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday April 24th, after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer. It has often been said that Miss Ellie was a free spirit and never met a stranger who didn’t soon become a friend. True to form, she provided laughter, love and levity of spirit to all those around her even during her final days spent on the 4F Supportive Care ward at LRHO. Ellie was born in Belfast Ireland in Oct 1945, immigrating to Canada as a child with her family, eventually settling in the Oshawa area. Ellie has had a variety of occupations/careers during her lifetime including Secretary, Bartender, Cooking/Catering, YMCA staff and Public School Crossing Guard. Ellie is likely most remembered for her years of service at the Oshawa Airport and her time with the Oshawa 420 Wing RCAF. As an avid gardener with a green thumb, Ellie created a flowery oasis on her balcony each summer. She was a very talented gourmet cook and delighted in entertaining her vast collection of friends and of course her family. A devoted animal lover; Ellie fostered many sick/ homeless animals over her years and volunteered with animal rescue groups. Ellie was also a proud and dedicated volunteer at New Hope Dwellings where she was a long time resident in a strong community that she loved dearly. Ellie took great pleasure in helping with the buildings annual Holiday parties for the children and many other such activities; proudly winning Volunteer of the Year in 2013. Eleanor is survived by her devoted Daughter Kelley Foster (Jim Richardson) and Granddaughter Alicia Foster (Michael Kennedy); her loving Son William Foster (Christina Foster) and “her boys” twin Grandsons Mitchell and Benjamin Foster; her Beloved Sister Francis Floyd (Don Floyd), nephew Shawn Osier and niece Dawn Lewis ( Mackenzie and Katie); and by her cherished cat Emma. Eleanor is predeceased by her Father William Waugh and her Mother/Best Friend Gertrude (Trudy) Waugh (nee Montgomery).

ARCHER, Daryl Ronald

Passed away on Sunday, April 19th, 2015.

ARCHER, Daryl Ronald – Constable with the Hamilton Police Service. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daryl on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the age of 40. Beloved son of Brent and Pam Archer of St. Catharines. Dearly loved husband of Ashley and forever loved and sadly missed Daddy of Victoria, Owen, Emmett and Scarlett who will always hold his memory in their hearts. Loving grandson of Eleanor Cowan and the late Fred and the late James and Shirley Archer. Son-in-law of Mark and Tricia Van Dam of Millbrook.Loving nephew of Diane and Lynn. Daryl will be fondly remembered by his extended family and his police brothers and sisters with whom he was so proud to serve.

LEID nee: Comtois, Theresa Marie

Passed away on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.

LEID, Theresa Marie nee: Comtois Peacefully passed away at Springdale Country Manor on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Neil Olimer (2012). Loving Mother of Patricia (Walter) Parsons of Omemee and the late Norman (1990). Survived by Sister-in-law Marguerite “Sis”. Dear Grandmother of David (Lisa) Parsons and the late Tim (1998). Great Grandmother of Josh, Jake and Brooke. Great-Great Grandmother of Nixon and Emry. Sister of Edmund “Ed” Comtois (Sue). Pre-deceased by brothers George and Bobby.

JOWETT, Donald

Passed away on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015.

JOWETT, Donald ‘Lewis’ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, step-father, Grandpa, Poppa, brother, Uncle, cousin and friend. Lew passed on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg in his 88th year after a courageous fight with cancer. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Reddom) and the late Marilyn Moriarty. Loving father to his two children; Luanne Gottzmann (Bruce) and Don Jowett (Lisa Davis) and two step-children; Kevin Hodgins and Karen Kuehn (Peter); proud Grandpa to Jeff, Jeremy and Jaclyn Gottzmann, and Poppa to Mikayla and Nick Kuehn. Lew was predeceased by his loving parents Donald and Anne (Hoyle) Jowett and his only sibling, Lillian Jowett Cay.

BECKETT, William Larry

Passed away on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.

BECKETT, William (Bill) Larry, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the age of 76 . He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann, who, along with their children, David Beckett, Douglas Beckett, Paula Roberts, and Sherri Birch (Kevin), loved and comforted him throughout his illness. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Daniel and Christopher, Sarah, Savanna, Holly and Taylor and great-grandson, Mason. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Audrey Beckett. Bill served for many years on the Executive Board of the Canadian Public Health Inspectors, coached the Kirkland Lake Lions Juvenile Hockey Team from 1963-1967, and scouted Northern Ontario and North Western Quebec for the New York Rangers. He retired as an Occupational Health and Safety Inspector with the Ontario Government. His annual ‘moose hunt’ on Gourley Lake in White River, was the highlight of his year where his Moose Hunt Chili was always a big hit.

HARRIS, Marvin Richard

Passed away on Monday, April 6th, 2015.

HARRIS, Marvin Richard, Member R.C.L. Branch # 577 Bewdley – in his sleep at PRHC on Monday April 6, 2015 at the age of 79. Beloved husband to Pat for 30 years. Much loved father of Robert (Karen), Ron (Pam) and Tracey (Brian). Proud grandfather of Brandon, Matthew, Cameron and Andrea. Fondly remembered by his step children, Cathy (Brian), Thomas, Jamie, Shawn (Fiona) and the late Patricia (2004) along with their families. Marvin will be sadly missed by his many friends.

HUNT, Donald Gardner

Passed away on Monday, April 6th, 2015.

HUNT, Donald Gardner “Don” – it is with great sadness that we announce Don’s passing on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Springdale Country Manor in his 80th year. Beloved husband to Marlene for 49 years. Much loved father of Chris (Deysi), Rob (Melissa) and Jason. Proud grandfather of Jordan and Sylvie. Brother of Richard (Ruth). Pre deceased by brother Robert and sisters Doreen and Melba. Survived by sisters in law Ruth and Marge. Don will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

BRIDGMAN nee: Greenfield, Margaret Doreen

Passed away on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

BRIDGMAN, Margaret “Doreen” nee: Greenfield – peacefully at The Bridge Hospice in Warkworth on Saturday April 4, 2015 at the age of 82. Margaret of Roseneath was the beloved wife of Keith. Daughter of the late William George Greenfield & Helen Robertson Greenfield (nee MacBride). Loving mother of Karen Bridgman Kerry Bridgman (Tammy) and Wendy Bridgman. Dear grandmother of Duncan Plue (Samantha) Kyle Plue (Shannon), Tristan Plue, Garth Bridgman, Blain Bridgman Brandon Bridgman and Andrew Drover. Proud great grandmother of Angelica Plue Xavier Plue, Ireland Plue and Liam Plue. Margaret will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends. A special thank you to all the volunteers and especially Dr. Parks for all their care and support during this difficult time.

HANNAH nee: Vowles, Edith

Passed away on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

HANNAH, Edith May (nee: Vowles) – born in Sommerset England, June 12, 1924. In her 91st year, passed away peacefully with family by her side at the P.R.H.C. on Saturday, April 4, 2015. May was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Hannah. Loved and missed by her children Marg (Ted) Manley, Doris (Bill) Clarke, Don, Dennis (Janice), Marion Weekes (the late Bill) , Sheila Hannah (Chris Karas). Predeceased by children Thomas, Daryl and baby girl Hannah. Survived by daughter in law Nancy Hannah. Proud grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 21 and great great grandmother of 8. Fondly remembered by her sister Dorothy Lane (Albert) and sister in law Audrey Vowles. Predeceased by her brothers Ron Vowles (Bonnie), Albert Vowles, and sisters Joan Bedient(Cliff), Edna Look(Wes) and Betty Westington (Ed).

MALY, John

Passed away on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.

MALY, John – Peacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Saturday March 28, 2015 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Deloris (nee Massey) for 64 years. Loving father of Lynnda McKey (Robert), Brian Maly (Stephanie), Sharon Chrysler (the late Bryce) and Bruce Maly (Ann Marie). Proud grandfather of Carol (Andrew), Stefan (Jen), Trisha, Eric (Christine), Charlie, Mallory (Chris), Mason and Cameron. Great grandfather of David, Zenon, Jonathan, Victoria, Tanner and Lennox. John will be fondly remembered by his nieces & nephews, along with his extended family and hunting buddies in Ompah where his ashes will be interred later this spring. .

JEFFRIES, Albert Melvin

Passed away on Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Albert Melvin Jeffries (Bunny), Albert peacefully passed away March 27, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. Born May 17, 1943 in St Rose Deluxe, Manitoba. He will be sadly missed by his wife Jo-Anne, sons Ryan (Sarah), Timothy (Rosalinde), daughter Susan (Chris) and very proud grandfather of Halley, His loving dogs Tara and Taffey. Brother Alfred (Wendy), sisters Allison (George), Arlene (Sandford) and Ann (Brian). Remembered fondly by many family members and friends.

GAERTTNER nee: Thorn, Helen Isabelle Minetta

Passed away on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

GAERTTNER, Helen Isabelle Minetta (nee THORN) - Of Peterborough, Ontario died peacefully at Springdale Country Manor on March 24th, 2015 in her 93rd year. Born January 30, 1923 in Millbrook to George and Annabelle (Nicholson) Thorn, she was the second child, and first daughter, of 10 children. Raised on the home farm, Helen helped her mother and grandmother to raise the remaining children. She subsequently left to work at homes in Millbrook. She moved to Toronto and worked as a teller for the Royal Bank of Canada. George Gaerttner and Helen married in 1961 and raised their daughter, Lorraine, in Toronto, Ontario. In 1973, George’s son, Michael, joined them, and in 1975 they all moved to a house they had built just outside of Lakefield, Ontario. Helen continued working as a teller at the Royal Bank in Lakefield. She would often tell stories of how numerous customers would let other customers go ahead of them just so that they could have Helen as their teller. She was always warm and welcoming to everyone. Upon retirement, which many of her customers told her she looked too young for, Helen continued to help people by joining the Community Care programme, and even into her 70s and 80s she would talk about visiting her “old folks”. Helen will be missed by her family and friends as well as many others for her sense of humour and her willingness to help others. Survived by her daughter Lorraine (Ashleigh) Yates of Peterborough, her stepson Michael (Gladys) Gaerttner of Lakefield, and her grandchildren Emelie Andersson, Christopher Gaerttner, and Jennifer Gaerttner-Payne. Survived by her sister, Ruth (Charles) Hodges; pre-deceased by Gordon (Hilda) Thorn, Marion (Percy) Bothwell, Harold (Dorothy) Thorn, Edwin (Willamean) Thorne, Evelyn (Russell) Clark, John (June) Thorn, Allan Thorn, Margaret (Donald) Dunford.

POTTS, John Thomas

Passed away on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

John Thomas Potts July 25, 1945 – March 24, 2015 John Thomas Potts, 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015, at PRHC in Peterborough. Born on July 25th, 1945 in Trenton to Sam and Margaret Potts. Brother to Jim (Theresa) Potts, Don (Connie) Potts, Sylvia (George) Reddom, Margie Potts, and Michael (Darlene) Potts. Also survived by wife Donna Potts, sons Andrew (Sharon) Potts, and Ian (Colleen) Potts, and step son Scott (Michele) Gordon, and step daughter Tanya (Dale) Gordon.Proud Grandfather to Sean and Jack Potts, Elliott and Sadie Potts, Johnathan and Amber Gordon, and Courtney Major. Touched so many lives at Peterborough Community Credit Union.

McGlade nee: Carter, Olive Irene

Passed away on Saturday, March 21st, 2015.

McGlade, Olive Irene nee: Carter – passed peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday March 21, 2015 at St. Joseph’s at Fleming in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank McGlade. Dearly loved mother of Dan McGlade (Deb) and Colleen Morton (John). Loving grandmother of Jamie, Darren, Shawn (Kelly), Lance (Jennifer), Elizabeth (Dan). Proud great grandmother of Erin, Eric, Lindsey, Kylie, Kaia, Bailey, Connor (sharing the same birth date as his great grandmother), Abigail and baby Olivia chosen to be her namesake. Beloved Sister of the late Donald Carter. Olive will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and many friends whom she cherished.

PEARSE , Florence

Passed away on Saturday, March 21st, 2015.

Florence Pearse née Taylor September 3, 1933 – March 21, 2015 Passed away peacefully at 81 years of age on Saturday, March 21st at Northumberland Hills Hospital surrounded by close family. Beloved wife of Robert Pearse, dear mother to Bonnie Cronmiller (Dave), Angela Staples (Wayne), Michael Doyle (Jane), Patrick Doyle, Sherry Callahan, Cindy Richards (Chris), Kathy Noel, Mary Ito (Dave); stepmother to Donna Lee (Danny). Sister of Alex Greenhorne† (Muriel†), Mary McIvor† (Bill†), Betty Menzies, Jim Taylor (Carol), Helen Francis† (Ross), Ronald Taylor (Bev). Sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousin Ann Still in Scotland.

FAICHNEY, Donald Alexander

Passed away on Friday, March 13th, 2015.

Faichney, Donald Alexander aka "The Kiltmeister" passed peacefully at his home in Port Hope on Friday March 13, 2015 at the age of 82. We shared our love, laughter, tears and music to help him on his way. He was a very loving husband and best friend to his wife Vera nee:McKay. for 39 years. Although Don was an only child, he ended up having a large family consisting of his children Craig, Keith, Alexandra and James along with his stepchildren Gayle, Lynne, David and Dawn. Don was also proud grandparent to Robert, Douglas, Kelly, Liza, Alison, Colin, Michael, Katie, Madeleine, Alexander, Christina, and Ryan. Also a Great Grandpa to Brooke, Emily, Luca, Audrey & Taylor. He will be sadly missed by us all. Along his path as a proud Ambassador of the BMWMOA he was grateful for the many friendships he made.

RENTON, David Mathew

Passed away on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.

RENTON, David Mathew – peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at Toronto General Hospital on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the age of 44. Beloved son of David and Maureen Renton of Baltimore ON. Loving father of Alexandria Renton of Toronto. Dear brother of Kevin (Shari) of Bewdley. Uncle of Claire, Cassandra, Carson and Kyle.

PRESTON nee: Warren, Joan Evelyn

Passed away on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015.

Preston, Joan Evelyn - Peacefully, while knowing she was in the hearts of family and friends, and with her loving husband and family at her side, Joan passed away at the Peterborough Regional Hospital on March 10, 2015 at the age of 81 after a brief illness. Joan (née Warren) was born in East Uxbridge, England. She moved to Peterborough, with her husband and two children in 1965 where she enjoyed a life filled with love and laughter. She and her husband moved to Millbrook in 2013. Beloved and cherished wife of John Preston. Much loved daughter of the late Victor and May Warren of Iver, England. Loving mother of Trish (Darcy) and David (Mary). Remembered with great fondness by her grandchildren Beth Albert, Jeremy Albert (Tammy), Nicole Albert, Nate Preston (Kathleen), Hannah Preston (Geoff), Maya Beck, and great grandsons Cooper and Dylan. Will be missed by many dear friends. “Laugh every day, and never go to sleep angry”

BIALOGRECKI, Peter John Sebastian

Passed away on Friday, March 6th, 2015.

Peter Sebastian Bialogrecki Oct 5 1945 – March 6 2015 Retired CP Rail Locomotive Engineer Passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with cancer. Loving life partner to Simone (Georges), brother to Susan Weston (Paul) and Tim (Karen). He will be greatly missed by his Aunt Jo, nieces, nephews, godchildren, friends and fellow railroaders. Peter joins his mother, Tina (Santina) who passed away Oct. 4, 2014. Peter retired in 2004 from CP Rail after 34 years of dedicated service as Road Foreman of Engines and Locomotive Engineer. An avid photographer, traveller and rail enthusiast, he is now aboard his grandest journey. A very special thank you to the Palliative Care Team that cared for us in our home.

DEY, Cecil Raymond

Passed away on Friday, March 6th, 2015.

DEY, Cecil Raymond, peacefully at Streamway Villa Cobourg on Friday March 6, 2015 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Cleo. Loving father of Darlene (David), Melvin (Lynne), Milton (Annette) and Clifford (Cathy). Proud grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 2. Dear brother of Basil and Frank and predeceased by siblings Ina Russel and Verna Shacklady.

McCOLL, Harry McPhee

Passed away on Friday, February 27th, 2015.

McColl, Harry McPhee – retired Toronto Star Employee – died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday February 27, 2015 in his 85th year. Beloved husband to Lynn for 47 years. Loving father of Debbie, Kevin H., Shawn, Kevin D. (Wanda), Kendall (JoAnne) and Carolyn. Pre deceased by son Wayne. Proud grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 12.

NICKELS, John

Passed away on Friday, February 27th, 2015.

John Burnham Nickels 1938-2015 We are saddened to announce the death of John (Nick) Burnham Nickels on February 27, 2015. Dear husband of Louise, loving father of Carrie (Kerry) Cashabeck and Greg (Cathy) Nickels. Proud grandfather of Katie (Jeff) Steadman, Michelle Cashabeck, Zachary, Jacob and Cameron Nickels. Adoring great grandfather of Haily Steadman.

HOCHU, Joseph Alphonse Roland

Passed away on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.

HOCHU, J.A. ROLAND (RON) Passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Surrounded by his loving family at Northumberalnd Hills Hospital in his 92nd year. Roland leaves behind to celebrate his life, his loving wife of 65 years, Joan (Stothart), daughters Susan (Alfred) Dunphy, Jane Powell (Gary Belore), sons Peter (Sue) Hochu and Dean (Debbie) Stothart, and “special nieces and nephews” Joanne Hochu (Jeff Sommers), Carol Hochu-Trupke (Helmut Trupke), Jean-Marie Hochu (Steve Glover), John Hochu (Josee Chalut), and brother Jim (Linda) Wilshire. Predeceased by mother, Mamie, father, Pierre, and brother Eugene. Very proud Papa of Shannon Evans, Sharleen Dunphy (Mark Lamey), Brad Dunphy (Meg MacNeill), Philip Hochu, Patrick Hochu, Kerri Fertuck (Jake Krahn), Traci (Randy) Mulligan, Rob (Lisa) Belore, Tanya (Joe) Richie, Bryton Stothart, Nick Stothart, Justin Macauley, Gabrielle and Stephanie Hochu, Maria and Madelaine Sommers. Great Papa of fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Roland, who was a Motorcycle Dispatch Rider in the Signal Corps during World War II, faithfully honoured our Canadian veterans and servicemen. After returning from the war and marrying Joan, Roland became an accomplished Electrician, retiring from General Motors, Oshawa in 1982. Our fondest memories included his joy of gardening, supporting the Blue Jays, and his “Happy Hour” with cherished friends and family. Our sincerest thanks to all who touched him and our overwhelming thanks to God for his long life which touched many. A heartfelt thank you to all of our many friends and extended family for your loving support.

SHEPPARD nee: Burningham, Gail Dianne

Passed away on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.

Sheppard, Gail Diane Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville after a long and courageous battle with cancer on February 25 2015 at the age of 74.Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Kevin(Darlene)Jane(Ron)Much loved Grandmother of Zoey, Hailey and Miranda.

HARRIS, Maurice George

Passed away on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015.

HARRIS, Maurice George – WW II Veteran - peacefully at the Veterans Wing of Sunnybrook Health Centre Toronto, on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of the late Sandy (Shirley) (2012). Dear father of Penny (Michael), Judy (Joe) and Neil (Erika). Proud grandfather of Colin, Stephanie, Megan, Vanessa, Jessica and Courtenay. Maurice will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held in the Benson Funeral Home (35 King Street West, Millbrook) on Thursday February 26 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Memorial donations to the Sunnybrook Hospital Veterans Wing may be made in person at the service or along with condolences by visiting www.bensonfuneralhomes.com

BRUSH nee: Doucette, Yvette

Passed away on Monday, February 16th, 2015.

BRUSH, “Yvette” nee: Doucette – peacefully in her 94th year at PRHC on Monday, February 16, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Ed Brush (1997). Dear mother of Eddy Brush and the late Deanna Young and Anita Philips both nee: Brush. Loving grandmother of Kate, Mike, Eddy, Stephan, Patrick, John, David, Krystal, Christopher and Samantha. She was a proud great grandmother and great great grandmother. Yvette will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.

BABICH, Steven "Val"

Passed away on Friday, February 13th, 2015.

BABICH, Steven “Val”, peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Friday, February 13, 2015. Beloved husband to Darlene for 55 years. Dearly loved father of Chuck (Donnamarie) and Terri (Terry) Shirk. Very proud grandfather of T.J. (Carman), Ashley (Cris), Andrew (Tara) and Colbie. Great grandfather of Sophie. Step grandfather of Jenell (Jimmy) and Candace (Joe). Great step grandfather of Austin and Addison. Dear brother of Gladys (Coke) and Fran (Marty). Predeceased by siblings Ruthie (Bill) and Lucille. Survived by sister in law Nancy, brother in laws Don (Gail), Paul and Jim. Val will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, family and many friends.

MACDONALD, Shelley Elizabeth "Smed"

Passed away on Sunday, February 8th, 2015.

MacDonald, Shelley Elizabeth “ Smed” -predeceased by her mother Joan Blay and father Fraser Ross MacDonald, peacefully at her residence in Oshawa on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the age of 53. Survived by her brothers Ross (Darlene) of Oshawa Doug (Dianna) of Carrying Place, Bill Blay and sisters Lori MacDonald of Angus and Kelli (Keith) of Regina Sask. She leaves numerous nieces & nephews and great nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by her dear friend Yasmin White.

TAYLOR, James Alvin

Passed away on Friday, February 6th, 2015.

TAYLOR, James Alvin “Jim” - Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 6, 201 in his 74th year. Beloved husband to Milly for 51 years. Loving father of Marilyn, Maureen, Colleen and James. Cherished grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 9.

ARCHER, Rodney Keith

Passed away on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015.

ARCHER, Rodney Keith...passed away after a long hard battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at the age of 61. Loving husband of Beckie Cole. Cherished father of Nadine Archer (Kamloops), Brooklyn and Summer Archer (Brighton). Predeceased by his mother - Fran Bingham, his father William Archer and little sister Leslie. Brother to Diane (Gary) Trochymchuk of Barrie, Jimmy Archer of Barrie, Edith (Tom) Ross of Belleville, Chuck Archer of Hinton, Gayle Archer of Hinton, Lori (Bruce) Kramb of Merritt, Gordon Archer of Red Deer, Wayne Archer of Edmonton, Grant Binghman of Knight Injunction and Tracey Bingham of Hornpayne. Fondly remembered by many, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

MURRAY, John

Passed away on Monday, February 2nd, 2015.

In the warm embrace of the caring nursing staff and management of Royal Gardens and his family, John Arnold “Jack” Murray made his final journey to re-join the “love – of – his – life” Lillian (2004) on Monday night, February 2, 2015. Jack leaves behind to celebrate his life, his son John (Julie) Murray and his daughter Joan (Graham) Irwin and his grandchildren Aaron (Natalie) Murray, April (Christian) Melis, Craig Polyschuk and Stacey (Lorne) Little as well as his great grandchildren, Jack, Charlotte and Avery Murray, Ashton and Noelle Melis, and Jack and Abigail Little. Jack’s final years in Peterborough in Royal Gardens were but the final chapter in a career of self -motivated managements. Along that path he met the most wonderful staff members, nurses, doctors and friends who truly made such a profound difference in his life. He, in life, was so very grateful of those friendships and bonds as are we, as his family, at his passing. Our sincerest thanks to all who touched him and our overwhelming thanks to God for his life which touched us all.

REID, Christopher Wayne

Passed away on Thursday, January 29th, 2015.

REID (Petherick) Christopher Wayne – passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital Cobourg on Thursday January 29, 2015. Chris was in his 50th year. Beloved son of Pauline. He is predeceased by his sister Cathy and father Ray Petherick. Chris will be missed by his aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Benson Funeral Home.

DesRoche, Clarence

Passed away on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.

obituary to be posted shortly

SNIDER, Robert Edward "Bob"

Passed away on Sunday, January 25th, 2015.

SNIDER, Robert Edward “Bob” – Retired Teacher from Fleming College – after a brief illness at PRHC on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in his 86th year. Dear husband of Jean for 56 years. Loving father of Scott (Joan) and Neil (Louise). Proud grandfather of Andrew, Alex, Benjamin and Meghan. Survived by his brother Hugh (Jean). Bob will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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