Obituaries & Tributes


Passed away on Saturday, October 10th, 2015.

After enjoying breakfast early Sunday morning, Gerald “Gerry” Alexander Bushell passed away quietly and without warning while watching the sun rise over the garden. Gerry was a talented draftsman who took pleasure in designing many of the homes built in the Cavan/Millbrook area over the last 30 years. Husband to Rosemary, father to Alex and the late Jennifer, sister to Diane Berlet (Ron), Sally Burkett (Kevin) and brother to Steve (Pam).

OLLIFFE, Edward Douglas

Passed away on Saturday, October 10th, 2015.

Passed away at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in his 79th year with his loving wife by his side. Ed was a wonderful husband to Marlene Olliffe (nee Parry). Ed was born is Oshawa on October 11, 1936, son of the late Douglas and Mary Olliffe. Dear brother of Robert Olliffe and Marilyn Dodds. Ed was a terrific father to five wonderful children; Douglas Olliffe, Charlie Olliffe (Debbie), Charlene Cote, Cathi Barnard (the late Don Doherty) and Shawna (Kevin). Lovingly remembered by his 3 stepchildren; Richard Skinner, Laurie Lewicki (Pat) and Stewart Mann. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his extended family and many friends. Ed is now reunited with his best little friend, his dog, Daisy May Olliffe. Cremation has taken place and as per Ed’s wishes, there will be no service. In memory of Ed, donations to Campbellford Memorial Hospital would be greatly appreciated by his family.

BROWN (nee Thomas), Linda Margaret

Passed away on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.

Member of Millbrook and District Lions Club since 2000 – peacefully at home on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at the age of 71. Daughter of the late Eva and Bill Thomas. Beloved wife and best friend for 54 years to Carl. Cherished mother of Keith (Nancy), Lorraine Cowen and Louise (Steven) Dobbin. Proud grandmother of Michelle, Micheal (Jessica), Ashley (Ron), Brittany (Matt), Kyle, Laura-Lynn (Joe), Jack and the late Linda. Loving great grandmother of Sarah, Ryder, Brooklyn, Lincoln, Addison and Anna. Dear sister of Larry (Joan), Leon (Anne), Brian (Betty) and Pam (Tom). Predeceased by siblings Susan, Leonard and Baby Larry. Sister in law to Vilda (the late Alan), Freeda (the late Herb), Joan and the late Dorothy. Linda will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and many friends.


Passed away on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015.

BROTHERSTONE, Gordon Palmer passed away peacefully on Thursday September 3 at PRHC in his 82 year. Husband of Glenna (Hall) for 56 years. Loved by his children; Nancy Lynn (Grant), Beth (Lourdes), Bob (Jessica), Julie (Deryl) and Dan (and the late Andy Brotherstone). Treasured Poppa (aka Grandpa Goose) to Josh, Ashleigh, Jessica, Lauren, Danielle, Jordan, Jaclynn, Landon, Carson and Allie. Great Grandpa to (Matt, Angelina) Andrin and Leland. Sadly missed by his sister Donna Harrison, recently predeceased by his sister Arlie Storey, and fondly remembered by their children; Randy, Rick, Ron, Debbie, Doug and Brian. Thoughtfully remembered by Glenna's brother Doug Hall and children Sandra and Tracey.

WALHOUT, Matthew Paul Francis

Passed away on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Matthew Paul Francis Walhout, 33, of Kingston, Ontario died suddenly on Saturday August 29th, 2015. He was born November 15, 1981 in Bowmanville where he was the joyful addition to a loving family with two older sisters. In his early years, Matt was always good with his hands and was fiercely curious about how things worked. He spent many happy times tinkering with his Dad; always the helper with every project. Those early skills and his incredible work ethic lead him to successfully becoming an auto mechanic. As a child, he was often found glued to his Papa in the garage at their home in Erin. He loved his grandparents and was particularly close to his Nana making many trips to comfort her after his Papa died. Matt had a huge heart. He was enormously thoughtful, smart, sensitive and had a unique and diverse sense of humour. Matt is survived by his wife Marianne (nee Puchala, Oshawa), parents George and Jennifer Walhout of Bowmanville, sisters Erin (Kerry Nagata, Calgary) and Rebecca (Andrew Pitt, Ottawa). Remembered by Jayden, Marian Puchala, Greg & Irene Taylor. Pre deceased by his grandparents Helen & Fred Graham and Ida & Tobias Walhout. Matt had the love of a large extended family, and will be sadly missed by countless aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Matt spent the last few years of his life in Kingston and will be sadly missed by his many close friends. “We will carry you always in our hearts..."

O'BOYLE, Aurora Mary

Passed away on Monday, August 24th, 2015.

Transitioned on August 24, 2015. Aurora passed peacefully after a long journey at 92. Loving mother to her children: Rorie Woods, Colette Whiten, Peter (Claudine) O’Boyle and Francesca (Donna) Warriner. Momma to: Kristine (Gord), Patrick, Paul, Shauna (Mark), Megan, Jay (Erin), James, Jason, Johnathan, Toni-Lynne (Mario), Andrew, Rob (Trish), Scott (Tara) and Neil. Great-grandmother to Shayla, Kelsey, Whitney, Gavin, Danielle, Sam, MacKenzie, Forrest, Tenzen, Brandon, Matthew, Rylie, Morgan, Ella and Bree. Aurora will be greatly missed by her visiting friends Kelly, Anna, Rayna, Tania, Hospice visitors and the staff at Extendicare Cobourg who took such good care of her.

ARMSTRONG, Lloyd Ebert

Passed away on Friday, August 21st, 2015.

Armstrong, Lloyd Ebert – Unexpectedly, while at home on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the young age of 72. Survived by his wife Donna. Dear and loving father to Robert (Diana), Edward and the late David. Fondly remembered by Donna’s 2 sons, Shane and Lee. Proud grandfather of Jacob (Emma), Joshua and Cassidy. Great-grandfather of Caleb. Lloyd is also survived by his sister Anne Willan of Fraserville, ON. Lloyd will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and whose lives he touched in various ways.

ANDERSON, Barbara Grace

Passed away on Thursday, August 20th, 2015.

Peacefully and surrounded by family on August 20th, age 74. Predeceased by her husband, Ralph, her parents Marshall and Grace Fallis and her brother, Leo. Loving mother to Nancy Gummer (Steve), Cindy Johnson (Dan), Connie Plumton (Carl) and Randy. Much loved grandma to Chad (Amie), Michael, Kellie, Allan, Curtis (Carley) and Darrel. Great-grandmother to Camdyn and Presley. Barb will be greatly missed by her siblings; Trevor (Carol), Garnie, Maurice (Marilyn), Donna (Joe), Jane (Ashton), sister-in-law Lois and her many nieces and nephews. Barb was blessed with great neighbours in Bill & Lorraine Might, a cherished friendship with Lenora Buckham and most recently, the kind visits from Jill Stocker, all for which her family is very thankful.

EAGLESON, Murray Albert

Passed away on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015.

EAGLESON, Murray Albert – peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the age of 81. Loving husband of Doris Eagleson nee: Hutchison. Dear father of Shirley Harney (Mike), Kevin Eagleson, Derick Eagleson, David Eagleson (Terri-Anne) and Roger Eagleson (Tracy). Special pops to Robyn, Freeman, Mathew, Ryan, Danielle, Jordan, Ashley, Tristan and Adrianne. Great pops to Emily and Nash. Murray will be fondly remembered by his family, extended family and many friends.

O'HARA (nee Eisenstat), Gail

Passed away on Sunday, August 9th, 2015.

Belleville, ON - Gail O'Hara (nee Eisenstat) passed away peacefully on Sunday August 9, 2015, after a long, courageous battle with liver failure. Gail was 58 years old and was surrounded by her loving family at Belleville General Hospital. Beloved wife of Daniel O'Hara for 36 years. Adored mother of Angela Bulmer (Philip Bulmer), Anthony O'Hara (Ashley Browne) and Lori Ann Howard-Butler. Gail is survived by her brother in-law Donald O'Hara and Sister in-law Diane Robillard. "Grama / Nana" will forever be remembered by her cherished grandchildren Kyle Butler, Matthew O'Hara and Alexander Bulmer, and great grandson Jaxson Butler. Gail will be lovingly remembered by her good friend Marilyn Pratt and missed by many family members and friends. Gail will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor and her love for animals and nature. Special thank you to her Toronto General Liver Transplant Team and Westgate Nursing Home.

STEWART nee: Ross, Bertha

Passed away on Sunday, August 9th, 2015.

STEWART, bertha nee: Ross - March 26, 1938-August 9, 2015 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bertha Laura Stewart (Ross) on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Selfless, humble, compassionate and kind to the end, she was the devoted wife of Earl Stewart of Cobourg. Much loved mother of Velma (Rick Myshyniuk), Whitecourt, Alberta; Wendy (Ralph Jibb), Cold Springs and Fred (Leesa Conwell), Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Adored and idolized nana of Sean & Nicole; Brooke, Britton, Kelsey, Devin & Kristen; Alicia & Duncan, Robert, Melanie & Stephanie. Great grand-nana of Ethan, Kaylee, Keaton, Piper, Karter and Asher. Predeceased by her parents George & Etta Ross; siblings Verda, Lew, Gaye & Zeta.

STEVENSON, Barbara (nee Shaw)

Passed away on Thursday, August 6th, 2015.

Peacefully at the PRHC on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Beloved wife of Andrew for over 54 years. Loving mother of David, Heather (Frank) Tighe, and Craig (Kerri-Lee). Nana to Teraleigh, Keifer, Rourke, Leah, Connor and Brock. Dearly missed by her brother Ian (Jo-Anne), step-mother Marg Shaw, sister in-law Moira (Bill) Wathen and extended family. Barb cared about the people of her community and it showed in the volunteer work she did throughout her life. Barb was the past President of the Y.W.C.A., Peterborough, a volunteer with Community Living, Millbrook as well as being an active member and past President of the Millbrook & District Lions Club.

CARTER (nee Robinson), Kathleen "Kathy" Dorothy Evelyn

Passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2015.

Passed away peacefully after a short, courageous battle with lung cancer. Loving partner of Jack Draper. Adored mother of Kim Fitzgerald (special son in-law Bernie), Debbie Robinson (“awesome” Rob Wilson) and predeceased by her son David Robinson (2006). “Grammy” will forever be remembered by her cherished grandchildren, Brian and Kayla McGregor. Kathy is survived by her sisters Beverley Finney and Patricia Taylor (Brian) and her brother Robert “Sonny” Hutton (Iris) as well as their families. Kathy will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Lynda White and will be missed by many family members and friends. Kathy’s outgoing personality was reflected in her work in the retail sector and after retiring, Kathy knit baby outfits for the PRHC gift shop and enjoyed RV-ing with Jack when they settled at Sandaraska Park. Special thank you to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, PRHC.


Passed away on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015.

Passed away at home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family at the age of 75. Dearly loved and missed by his 4 girls; Jane (Peter), Helen “Darb” (Rob), Laurie “Len” (Mike) and Denise “Neiser” (Jeff). Beloved “Grumps” to Michael, Bryan, Patrick, Joshua, Joe, Jacob, Amie, Lauren, Mitch and Zach and “Great-Grumps” to Presley Lillian. Also sadly missed by his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

BOWMAN, Lee Paul

Passed away on Monday, July 27th, 2015.

Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 27, 2015. Beloved husband of Marie for 32 years, brought together by cousin, John Pniauskas. Dear brother to Bev Driscoll-Rogers, brother in-law of Peter Pniauskas and uncle of Dana and Jessica Driscoll. Sadly missed by cousin’s in Vancover; Brenda, Chris (Tracy) and Kim. Loving son of the late Ronald John Bowman and Kathleen Eleanor Farnell.

WALSH, Roger Jerome Stephen

Passed away on Saturday, July 25th, 2015.

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015 with family by his side in the Palliative Care Unit at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Gill for over 48 years. Loving father and friend of Steve (Nicole) and cherished Grandpa to Madison, Tucker, Ashley and Courtney. Roger will also be sadly missed by his brother Geoff and his sister Jennifer and their families.


Passed away on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015.

Belford Ross Baumhour Born Dec. 14, 1931 Died July 21, 2015. Loving Father to Kirk Baumhour, Omemee, Marilyn Emery, Husband Phil, Sons, Greg & Derek, Omemee, Sherry Crawford & Husband Jim, son James. Loving husband to Myrtle who passed 1993. Belford died peacefully at his home in Millbrook surrounded by his family.

Fallis, Ronald William Mathew

Passed away on Friday, July 17th, 2015.

Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015 surrounded by family and friends in the palliative care unit at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 75th year after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Loving husband of the late Sharon Fallis (Worr) at last reunited together. Loving father of Tim Fallis (Jody) and Penny Mitchell (Scott). Proud “Poppy” of Kim, Kayla, Haley and Autumn. Dear brother to Norma Gillis (Carl), brother in law to Ron Worr and Dave Worr (Debbie). Sadly missed by his very close friend Nancy Olan and many other friends and family. Special thank you to Dr.Beamish.


Passed away on Saturday, July 11th, 2015.

Peacefully at PRHC on July 11, 2015. Loving mother of Joan (Wade),Dale (Laurie),Laura (Dave) and Cathy (Mike). Dear Nannie of Rachelle, Ryan (Ang), Ashley, Kaela and Catrina. Great Nannie of Jaxon, Liam, Logan, Zackary and Emma. Survived by sister Maxine Archibald, Peg Fraser and Evelyn Jack,Sister in law Angie Jack and Beatie Jack, Joan (Don) Tower. Jackie is now reunited with her beloved Husband John and will be forever in our hearts with cherished memories by her family and friends.

HUGHES, David Arthur

Passed away on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.

HUGHES, David Arthur “Hughesy” Peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the age of 46. Adored husband of Cheryl Gavin. Loved “Hughsey” to Cheryl’s children, Jordan and Taylor Gavin. Dear son of JoAnn Foster (Rory) and the late David Hughes, Sr. Step-son to Ine Hughes. Loving brother of Jason (Julie) Hughes. Uncle Davey to Shawn, Brittany, Jarret and Tianna. Hughsey will fondly be remembered by his dear friend Kari, extended family, co-workers, fishing buddies and many friends.

KEMP, Donald Roy

Passed away on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.

KEMP, Donald Roy It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald at his Christian Horizons home, surrounded by his Christian Horizons family in Millbrook on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in his 51st year. Loved by his mother, Gertrude “Trudy” Kemp (nee Smith) his late father William Roy Kemp, sister Cindy Ingram (Eric), nieces; Jennifer Brown (Jon), Kayla Ingram (Justin Serksnas), Meghan Ingram and great-niece Emily Brown. Donald will be missed greatly by two families; his own and the one he had at Christian Horizons.

SLATER, Carl Samuel Hugh

Passed away on Monday, June 29th, 2015.

SLATER, Carl Samuel Hugh- Passed away peacefully at PRHC on Monday, June 29, 2015 in his 76th year. Loved and missed dearly by his wife of 51 years, Phyllis (Tripp), his children; Susan (Robin), Linda, Sylvia (Tom) and Jamie (James), his grandchildren; Jessica (Jeff), Nina, Casaundra, Sarah, Ethan and Eric as well as two great-grandchildren, Lila and Blake. Carl also leaves behind his sisters, Betty Bun (Barry), Bernice Beavis (Ralph) and his brother Bill (Merle) as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Roy and Julia, sister Hazel Stewart, brother Allen and his wife Myra and nephews, Steven and Randy.

BATES, Wilma Marion

Passed away on Monday, June 22nd, 2015.

Passed away on Monday, June 22nd at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 78th year. Loving partner of James Bruton for 40 years. Mother of Stephen William Bates, step-mother of Clifford and Donna and step-grandmother to Timothy (Nicole) and Nicholas. Cherished sister of Lydia (Hank), Bill and the late Reva, loving Aunt to her nieces and nephews and dear friend of Thomas.

DANFORD, Elmer McMaster

Passed away on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

DANFORD, Elmer McMaster 88, passed away peacefully at the Springdale Nursing Home on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Cavan-Monaghan Township, Peterborough County. A special thank you to the Springdale Nursing Home for their loving care and support. Elmer was born December 20, 1926 to James Alton and Maude (McMaster) Danford of Rawdon Township, Springbrook, Ontario. On May 23, 1951 he married Phyllis Rusaw of Peterborough, Ontario. Elmer enjoyed farming, hunting and restoration of old gems, along with 31 years in General Motors. Survivors include his wife Phyllis; his 3 children, Jayne (Jim) Delorme of Cavan, Ann (Jerry) Danford-Jessup of Bailieboro, and Barry Danford of Fraserville; 5 grandchildren: Becky, Katy, Joshua, Christine and Jackie; and 1 great-grandson Carson of Peterborough with a second soon to arrive; 1 brother Donald Danford of Peterborough; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters: Ruth Spry and Marion Hamilton and brother Charles Danford.

BAILEY, Charles (Joe) Douglas

Passed away on Saturday, June 13th, 2015.

Peacefully with his family by his side, at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Barbara Bailey (Falls) . Loving father of Douglas (Deborah) Bailey and Christine (Max) Bevan. Much loved grandfather of Sarah Bailey (Matt Green), Brandon (Lynn) Bailey , Mitchell Gladney (Sara McCluggage), Brooke Bailey (Matt West), Brett Bailey (Kaity Sullivan), Bailey and Zoe Bevan. Great-grandfather of Maguire, Ryder and Makinley Green. Cherished brother of Marion Hardy and Betty (Robert) Pearce and brother-in-law of Verna Casselman, Kathleen Clark and Helen Falls. Also missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by grandson Dylan Bevan, brothers; Fred, Floyd, Roy and James and sisters; Armenta, Evelyn, Frances and Marie. Accomplished Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic for Kraft Canada until his retirement in 1994. Avid golfer and former member of Dalewood and Keystone golf clubs. A special thank you to the NHH ICU staff and Drs Essak, Barrie & Bhargava for their care and compassion.

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