Obituaries & Tributes

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.


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

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.


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.


Passed away on Sunday, January 18th, 2015.

Peacefully at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa on Sunday January 18, 2015. Obituary details to be posted shortly..

REESBY, Margaret Rose

Passed away on Thursday, January 15th, 2015.

REESBY-Margaret Rose – peacefully on her birthday after a lengthy illness at PRHC on Thursday January 15, 2015 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of John Norman for 58 years. Loving mother of Randy (Bonnie), Douglas (Tammy), Kevin, Cary Reesby, Michael Phillips, Andrea (Grant) Toms and the late Stephen (2006). Dear sister of Norma Clark. Much loved grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 13. Margaret will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Passed away on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015.

Peter Barnes passed away suddenly with family by his side on Tuesday January 13th, 2015 in his 61st year. Beloved son of Wanda Barnes (nee Ogden), missed by brothers John (Gwen) and Jamie (Tamara) and sister Betsy Beatty (Brian); pre-deceased by father Ralph E. Barnes, Jr. Peter will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews Christina and Wesley Barnes, Taylor, Connor and Bayleigh Beatty, and Katrina Barnes. Cremation with interment Port Hope Union Cemetery in the spring.

DAVIS, Evelyn

Passed away on Saturday, January 10th, 2015.

Peacefully at Streamway Villa Cobourg on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Evelyn in her 75th year will be fondly remembered by her family and friends.

HINDLE nee: Jubb, Kathleen

Passed away on Saturday, January 10th, 2015.

Peacefully at Extendicare Cobourg on Saturday January 10, 2015. Beloved mother of Gillian and her husband Roger and Graham. Dear grandmother of 5 and great grandmother to 9. Kathleen will be fondly remembered by family over seas and by friends and family.

TURRIFF, Shona Margaret

Passed away on Saturday, January 10th, 2015.

obituary details to be posted

BELL, Darrell Keith

Passed away on Thursday, January 8th, 2015.

In Loving Memory of Darrell Keith Bell born November 4, 1954 died suddenly at home Thursday January 8, 2014. Survived by his loving wife Beverly, Sons Ryan and Derek[Karli], Grandchildren, The late Mackenzie, Victoria, Lauren and Baby Rose, Sister's Karen[Rene] Wendy[Scott] Mother Dorothy and Father the late Bertram, and nieces and nephews.

JONES, Ronald

Passed away on Sunday, January 4th, 2015.

JONES, Ronald Geoffrey –peacefully with his family by his side at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the age of 83. Beloved husband to the late June (2011). Dear father of Barbara and Ron Harvey of Belleville and Peter and Janice Jones of Port Hope. Loving Granddad of Allison and Kevin Wilson, Stacey and Ian Waldram, Christopher and Rebecca Jones and Emily Jones. Great grandfather of Liam Wilson Predeceased by Peg, David, May and Elsie. Ron will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

O'HARA, Margaret

Passed away on Sunday, January 4th, 2015.

O’Hara, Margaret Dorothy –Born March 30, 1925 - peacefully at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa at the age of 89 on Sunday, January 4th, 2015. Beloved sister of Allan, Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Roland and Winifreda and by siblings Harold, Francis, Felix, Veronica, Florence, Bernice, Jean. Dorothy will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Passed away on Sunday, January 4th, 2015.

SEGGIE, Mary nee: Halls – peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late William Seggie (2002). Predeceased by her son Robert Seggie (1983). Survived by her daughter in law Jillian and grandsons, Darren and Graham. Mary was a war bride and has siblings still residing in England.

HOGG, Edward Stewart Jr.

Passed away on Friday, January 2nd, 2015.

HOGG, Edward Stewart Jr. “Eddie” – long time truck driver with Hammond Trucking – Dear son of Elsie and the late Edward Hogg Sr. (2012). At PRHC on Friday January 2, 2015 at the age of 60. Beloved husband of the late Karen (2013). Loving father of Troy (Sarah), Craig (Tanya) and Adam. Proud grandfather of Thomas, Riley and Sianna. Dear brother of Donna, Larry, Brenda, Randy, Gregory, Bonnie, Michael, Vern, Kimberly and Sean. Eddie will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, his extended family and many friends.

POND, John Francis

Passed away on Friday, January 2nd, 2015.

Pond, John Francis Jack Pond died peacefully at Princess Gardens, Peterborough, on 2nd of January 2015 (on his Dad’s birthday) at the age of 98. He and his wife Evelyn, who predeceased him by 13 years, made a wonderful home for their children, Bruce and Joan and for Jack’s parents, as well for cousins, nieces, nephews and of course many friends. They instilled a sense of fun and inquisitiveness, especially in young people. They were dedicated to their children and spouses, Lisa and Myles, and to 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Jack, who was a Merchant Navy Radio Officer during World War II, faithfully honoured our Canadian veterans. He loved swimming, and 3m board diving, often with family at Prudhomme’s. He was an avid runner, running his best 10k time of 49:22 in the “Post-Express 10k Run” at the age of 71. He continued his interest in fitness and is remembered fondly by his Tai Chi friends. Jack and Ev were active and enthusiastic members of St. John’s Church, Jordan, Ontario for almost 43 years. Lion Jack, a member of the Jordan Lion’s Club, contributed his time and effort particularly to the Lion’s Eyecare program, the swimming pool project and the Winter Carnivals. He was so appreciative of the attention and care he received from his friends at Princess Gardens. Professionally, Jack was a life-long learner, becoming an accomplished electro-mechanical engineer, particularly intrigued with problem solving and design. After returning from World War II he continued his career in radio. In 1958 he joined Moyer Diebel Metalcrafts, a family business in Jordan Ontario, until his retirement in 1981. We will all miss his optimism, his keen mind and ready use of puns, his quick smile and his quiet, generous and friendly spirit. He would have us continue in all those good things.


Passed away on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014.

RETALLICK, Edwin “Reid” – Member of the Millbrook O.F.A. Lodge, peacefully after complications from a brief illness at PRHC on Wednesday December 31, 2014 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband to Eileen nee: Gainer for 64 years. Loving father of David and Wayne. Proud grandfather of Amanda (Cary) and Crystal (Jeff). Great grandfather of 4. Reid will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

EDGERTON nee: Bryne, Margaret

Passed away on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014.

EDGERTON, Margaret (Maggie) nee: Bryne – long time Real Estate Agent Remax Bridgenorth - passed away suddenly at her home in Millbrook on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Maggie at the age of 70, is predeceased by her parents Stanley and Agnes Bryne (nee: Gunn), sisters Sandi Adamson and Elizabeth (Liz) Dixon. Loving mother of Stephen and his wife Sheena (nee: McCulloch) and Margaret Reid and her husband Grant. Loved grandmother of Nicole, Adam, Lucas and Jeffery. She will be fondly remembered by her brother Stanley (Helen) Bryne, brother in laws, Peter Adamson and Roy Dixon, nieces, nephews and friends.

WHITE, Douglas Garland

Passed away on Sunday, December 28th, 2014.

WHITE, Douglas Garland – peacefully after a brief illness at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on Sunday December 28, 2014 in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara White nee: Parsons (1996). Loving father of Eric (Sandy) and Claude (Betty). Proud grandfather of Keith, Heather (Matt), Trevor, and Chris (Amy). Great grandfather of Jason and Justin. Survived by sister Gertie Burton. Step grandfather to Steve and Deanna. Douglas will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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