Obituaries & Tributes

PERROW, Peter James

Passed away on Monday, October 24th, 2016.

PERROW; Peter James ~ Long-time Member of the Royal Canadian Legion ~ Passed away at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer on October 24, 2016 at the age of 76. Peter was the beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Peter Perrow (Pam) and Audrey Wise (Paul). Grandpa of 5. Brother of Tom Perrow, Mary Beyette, and Kevin Perrow. Peter will also be missed by his extended family and friends.

ALEXANDER, Wilfred Andrew

Passed away on Friday, October 21st, 2016.

ALEXANDER; Wilfred Andrew “Wilf” ~ It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Wilf Alexander. Wilf was a proud and dedicated volunteer for many years with St. John’s Ambulance, Durham Regional Police Auxillary, and most recently was proud Captain at Station 3 OSM Fire Services. He leaves behind his wife Carol, daughter Nicole (Jim), sister-in-law Christine Galler (Mike) and their daughters Brooke and Brittany, brother-in-law Bill Jost (Carol) and their family, and parents-in-law Wilhelm and Margarete Jost. He will be missed by many other family members, co-workers, and friends.

MORRISH, William

Passed away on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016.

MORRISH; William “Bill” ~ Passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on October 19, 2016 at the age of 90. Bill was the beloved husband of the late Irene. Loving father of the late Stephen Morrish, Janet Peters (Steve), Shirley Morrish (Brian Burkholder) and Pam Morrish (Gord Campbell). Proud Grandpa of Mike, Brian (Michelle), Matthew, Nick, Adam and Jess. Cherished Great-Grandpa of Taylor, Brooke, Faith and Cameron. Bill will be missed by his brothers Bob (Lois) and Jack (Betty) and his sister Mary Anna (Frank Willis) and their families. Bill will also be remembered by his extended family and dear friends.


Passed away on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016.

Adele Brousseau (née LaRose)
April 7, 1922 - October 18, 2016

The little lady with the big heart and even bigger grin left us after a brief stay in hospital. She lived life to the fullest and found humour in everything. She asked her male nurse if he would care to fill out her dance card the night before she passed away. A fashionista at heart, she loved to shop, decorate her apartment and serve gourmet meals to her guests. Nothing gave her more pleasure than donning her trademark black beret and leading a troop of her great-grandchildren through Dollarama and Walmart seeking bargains and fun. They always found both. Predeceased by her daughter Lyn (Michael Benedek); grandson Chris Ferguson; great-grandson Stephan Clarke-Ferguson. She is survived by her son Wilf (Judy); daughter Dale; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The last of 8 siblings of Maurice Dalton LaRose and Mary Russell LaRose, she was well read, a news junkie, had opinions on everything and had no trouble sharing them. She was confident. She was feisty. She did her crosswords in ink. Grandma Dynamite has left us. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

BROOKS - WOROBEC, Deborah Charlene

Passed away on Thursday, October 13th, 2016.

BROOKS-WOROBEC; Deborah Charlene ~ Peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 51. Debbie Brooks-Worobec (nee Tracey) was the beloved wife of Wayne Brooks. Loved step mother of Nikki Brooks and Michael Brooks. Loving sister of Corrie Tracey (Steve Henderson). Dear Aunt of Christopher Winger, Justin Winger and Sierra Henderson. Predeceased by her mother Judy Wauchope.

DAVISON, Elizabeth Helen

Passed away on Monday, October 10th, 2016.

Helen Elizabeth Davison passed peacefully from this world, in the early hours of October 10th, with her family by her side. Helen is survived by her beloved daughter Sharon Davison (Rick Alexander) of Westbank, her loving granddaughters Kendra Fleetwood & Hilary Fleetwood and her precious great granddaughter Desiree Fleetwood of Peterborough. She also leaves behind dear brother John Wilson (Joey Hyde-Wilson) of Calgary, fond nephew Bill Wilson of Edmonton, and cherished friend Jane Campbell (Don Sonley) of Peterborough. She was predeceased by her father Jack (John) Wilson, her mother Martha McCormick Wilson, her brother Joe Wilson and her sister-in-law Margaret Wilson. Born in Northern Ireland in 1932, Helen grew up in Belfast where she went to school and held her first job in a confectionaries shop. She later worked in a wallpaper and paint store, which could explain her love of decorating and making a comfortable home. Helen immigrated to Canada with husband Charles Davison in February of 1956 sailing on the Empress of France to St. John’s, New Brunswick. They took the train to Oshawa where they were welcomed by Charles’s Uncle George Stone, Aunt Edna Stone and family. Soon after, they relocated to Peterborough, after taking a Sunday afternoon drive where she fell in love with the green of the countryside that reminded her of Ireland. First living on Sophia Street she began her life long love for “East City” where she lived for many years. In 1961 she returned to Ireland with daughter Sharon when her father (John Wilson) died, which initiated the future immigration of her mother and brothers and their wives to Canada. Those family members then moved on to Alberta where they settled and began their own families. In 1980 Helen took her citizenship oath and became a proud Canadian citizen. She had begun life in her new country with two suitcases, a small amount of money and the dream of good life. She was grateful for the opportunities she found and the life she was able to make. Canada was now officially home. Helen worked in her career in Canada as the downstairs manager of Woolworths, and as an office manager and bookkeeper at Harrison Hewitt Wholesale, Select Furniture and the Peterborough Co-op, all of Peterborough. Known for her caring, loyalty and hard working manner, she will be fondly remembered by those who she met through her work, her love of shopping, and her various community groups and activities. The world is a richer place because of her time here and she will be missed in more ways than can be named. As an animal lover Helen provided a good home for many pets over the years. In memory of Helen and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society ( would provide continued loving animal care and welfare be appreciated by the family. Thanks go out to the health care professionals that supported Helen in recent years (especially Anna of Dr. Cameron’s office), the kind and hard working nurses and doctors that provided care for her in her final days at PRHC, and the staff of Benson-Shields Funeral Homes and Highland Park Funeral Centre who assisted after her passing. Your good work was noticed and is much appreciated. To all who touched the life of Helen and allowed her to be part of yours, May you always be blessed. “May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being, May you walk gently through the world, and know its beauty all the days of your life"

HUGHES, Ernest Lawrence

Passed away on Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

HUGHES; Ernest ~ Suddenly after a brief, intense battle with cancer, Ernie passed peacefully at his home in Bowmanville, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the age of 72. Ernie will be sadly missed by his brother Ken (Debi) and his sisters Dot Crebbin and Nornie Hughes (Terry). Loved uncle of Karen and Paula Crebbin and Spencer Hughes.

WATERWORTH, Norman William

Passed away on Monday, September 19th, 2016.

WATERWORTH; Norman William ~ Served with the R.A.F. - Retired from General Motors ~ Went to be with his Lord on September 19, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in his 96th year. Norman was the beloved husband of Gertrude “Trudy” Waterworth (née English) for 63 years. Loving father of Lynn (John Pugh), Leonard (Paula), Ronald (Sandy), and Carol (Edward Tennant). Proud grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 7. Brother of Jack (Bunny). A special thank you to all of the CarePartners who helped make Norm’s passing a little easier.

WOODWARD, Hazel Ruth Lorraine

Passed away on Monday, September 19th, 2016.

WOODWARD; Hazel Ruth Lorraine (née Rowe) ~ On September 19, 2016 at Springdale Country Manor in her 86th year, surrounded by her family. Hazel was the beloved wife of the late Reginald Woodward. Loving and much loved mother of Patricia (Jens Sorensen), Catherine (Robert Lunn), Daniel Woodward (Lynn), Lorraine (the late Ron Maksymetz), the late Joanne (Mel Strong), and Angela (Jeff Powell). Cherished Nana of Nicole, Derek, Amy, Joe, Matt, Sarah, Katrina, Kayla, Robynne, Brodie, Spencer, and Montanna. Treasured Great-Nana of 16.

CHILTON, Michael Anthony

Passed away on Friday, September 16th, 2016.

CHILTON; Michael Anthony ~ Peacefully at home on September 16th, 2016 in his 60th year, after a mighty battle with pancreatic cancer. Treasured husband of Debbie, dear father of Stephanie (Brynn) and Alex (Sara). Precious son of Joan (the late Robert). Beloved brother of Steve (Cindy). Mike’s humour and smile will be missed by his 3 grandchildren, his nieces, nephews, mother-in-law Donna, brother-in-law Jim (Kathy) and sister-in-law Lisa. Heart felt appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Beamish, Nurse Ally, wonderful friends and neighbours.

FRY, Helen Lilian

Passed away on Sunday, September 11th, 2016.

Helen Lilian Fry (née Winger) died peacefully, surrounded by family, at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario, on Sunday September 11th 2016, in her 87th year. Though Helen always described herself as a kept woman she was the matriarch of Fryfield Farm, renowned as a Master Breeder Guernsey herd. Beloved wife of Frank since 1949, she was an active member of the Anglican Church, long-time volunteer at Women’s Resources in Lindsay, and Ross Memorial Hospital. Helen was a singer, musician, actress, and patron of the arts. Dear mother of Sharon (Ken) Johnston, Jane (Cec) Archer, and John (Maggie) Fry, loving grandmother of Jennifer (Troy) Johnston, Amanda (Lindsey) Ross, Matthew (Meeghan) Archer, the late Jesse (Michelle) Archer, Liam (Andrea) Archer, Michael (Lindsay) Archer, and sadly missed by Lisa Macdonald, David Fry, Rachel (David) Fry, great grandmother of Mackenzie, Eddie, Avery, and Jacob, sister of Ruth (Red – predeceased) Ryan, Stanley (Audrey – predeceased) Winger. Helen will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Van Acker, Edward Oliver Gustas

Passed away on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward [Gus] after a brief illness on Sept. 7, 2016 in his home surrounded by loving family, in his 76th year. Edward,[Gus to his immediate family] was born in Simcoe, Ont, in the year 1940. Edward[Gus] went to school at St. Mary's Catholic School in Simcoe, and after marriage worked in Toronto for the TTC as a mechanic. After many years Edward and wife Vi Ann moved to Bancroft, and many years later to Fenelon Falls. Edward [Gus] is predeceased by father Edward Sr.,and mother Mary Van Acker of Simcoe, first wife Vi Ann of Fenelon Falls, and sister Linda Van Acker of Simcoe. He is survived by wife Debra Ann of Simcoe, and Debra"s sons Chad Jones and family of Alberta, Shawn Jones of Brantford, and Jeremy Dougherty of Simcoe. Also survived by sister Patricia Pitchford/Bruce of Sarnia, sister Sally De Serrano/Louis of Simcoe, and brother Robert Van Acker/Michiyo of Vancouver. He is also survived by nephews Michael Myska of Guelph, Lee Myska of Toronto, niece Alexandra De Serrano of Toronto, and nephew Julian De Serrano of Simcoe. Cremation was completed at Highland Park Crematorium, Peterborough.

GRIEVE (LUMLEY), Pamela Marie

Passed away on Monday, September 5th, 2016.

LUMLEY-GRIEVE; Pamela Marie ~ Suddenly with her family by her side on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Pam was the beloved partner of Harry Young. Loving mother of Peter, Wally and Amanda Munroe (Nick McCarthy). Loved grandmother of London, Hayleah, and Nevaeh. Dear sister of Peter (Vicky) and Paul. Daughter of Robert Lumley and the late Annette Grieve.

CROWE, Robert "Bob" Clayton

Passed away on Saturday, August 27th, 2016.

CROWE; Robert “Bob” Clayton ~ Passed away surrounded by his family on August 27, 2016 at South Huron Hospital, Exeter in his 73rd year. Loving father of Cathy DiGiovanni (Rob), Angy Crowe, and Jennifer Crowe. Proud Grandpa Bob of Matthew and Ava. Predeceased by his father Charlie Crowe (1988), mother Ethel Crowe (1988), and Bea Crowe (1997). Bob will also be missed by his extended family and friends. Neighbours and friends of Exeter will fondly remember Bob’s daily walks with his dog Mary.

ARMSTRONG, Floris Jean

Passed away on Monday, August 22nd, 2016.

Floris Jean Armstrong (nee Campbell) ~ Peacefully, at Centennial Place, Millbrook On Monday, August 22, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Bruce David Armstrong (2012). Dear Mother of Lynn Froste (late Art, 2010), Leisa and her husband Randy Saunders and Leslie Armstrong and her husband Graham McGregor. Cherished Grandmother of Tyler Saunders (Melissa Harper), Brittney Saunders (Jason Wells), Ryan Saunders, and Madison Black (Clayton Miller). Predeceased by her parents, Fred & Jeannette Campbell and her brothers, Lloyd (Jean), Keith (Margaret) and Kenneth. Also predeceased by David L. & Lula Armstrong and David's siblings, Thelma Yarn (Jim) , Earl Armstrong, Phyllis Cummings(Arthur), Eileen (Tiny) Kinsman (Mervin) and Margaret Widdis (Gordon). Floris was the Aunt of Garry Campbell (Terry), Doug Campbell (Marlene), the late Rick Campbell, Bonnie Allen (the late Bill), Brent Campbell (Pat) and Pat Campbell (Rod Cronkwright), the late Shirley McGill, Roger Armstrong (Pat), Julie Thompson (Ron), Joan Hawkins (Paul), Michael Armstrong (Monica), Maxine Cummings, Suzanne Kinsman and the late Peter Kinsman (Sonia). She is survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

BROWN, Carl John

Passed away on Thursday, August 18th, 2016.

BROWN; Carl John~(Lifetime member of the Millbrook and District Lion’s Club) ~ It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of Carl at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the age of 73. Carl has been reunited with his best friend and wife the late Linda Margaret Brown. Devoted father of Keith (Nancy), Lorraine Cowen (Barkley Neuman), and Louise Dobbin (Steven). Proud grandfather of Michelle, Michael (Jessica), Ashley (Ron), Brittney (Matt), Kyle, Laura-Lyn, Jack and the late Linda. Loved great grandfather of Sarah, Ryder, Brooklynn, Lincoln, Addison and Anna. Dear brother of Vilda Nurse (the late Alan), Freeda Fallis (the late Herb), Joan Brown and the late Dorothy Porter. Carl will be remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and many friends.


Passed away on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016.

MONTGOMERY-COATES; Emma Elizabeth (née Fish) ~ Passed away peacefully on August 17, 2016 at the age of 84. Emma was the beloved wife of the late Carl Montgomery and the late Ken Coates. Loving mother of Brent Coates (Johanne), Sharon Neely (Larry), Nelson Montgomery (Marilyn), Darlene Gellvear (Paul), and Valerie Schrauwen (Mike). Proud Grandma of 12 & Great-Grandma of 8.

MOORE, Wayne John

Passed away on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016.

MOORE; Wayne John ~ Passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on August 16, 2016 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Gwen (née Stickle) for 48 years. Loving father of Guy (Neva) and Karen (Jim). Proud Grandpa of Jordan, Carson, and Sydny. Brother of Ray (Tina), the late Maxine Macklin, and Tim (Marg). Brother-in-law of Dan Stickle and Vickie Curran (Frank). Wayne will also be remembered by his nieces and nephews: Shane, Shelley, Chantelle, Tanya, Chris, Meagan, Jessie, Tony, Melinda, Jacquie, Sarah, and his great-nieces & great-nephews. A special thank you to C.C.A.C. – Carrick, Jan, Kianda; PSW’s Alex and Sam; Sherry of Community Care; Palliative Care Unit of NHH – Janet, Deb, Kathy, Colin, Colleen, Cindy; and our friends and family for all of your support.

ROBBINS, Shirley Lois

Passed away on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016.

ROBBINS; Shirley Lois ~ Passed away on August 3, 2016 after the bravest ever battle with Alzheimer’s, she is free and remembering. Shirley has joined her husband James Robbins. Mom will be immensely missed and remembered by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, and sisters. Forever loved by her cat Princess “Tripod”. Forever grateful to Extendicare Cobourg – Birch Unit for their love and care.

FALLIS, Velma Isobel

Passed away on Monday, August 1st, 2016.

FALLIS, Velma Isobel (née Staples) ~ Passed away peacefully on August 1, 2016 at Centennial Place, Millbrook. Velma was the wife of the late Eric Fallis (2001). Loving mother of Margaret, John (Barbara), and Mark. Loving Nana of Erin (Geoff) and Katie (Dan). Loving cousin of Margaret “Peg” Carruthers. Predeceased by her sisters Mary, Nora, Barbara, and Patricia.

Velma was a well-respected school teacher in Cavan Township for many years and was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church.

HUSSEY, Beryl Elaine

Passed away on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016.

HUSSEY; Beryl Elaine ~ Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the Northumberland Hills Hospital with her husband , Floyd, by her side on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Mom celebrated her 80th birthday on February 15, 2016. Beloved wife of Floyd for 59 years. Dear mother of Heather, Gail and Karen (Ian). Nanny will be forever missed by her 3 granddaughters: Katie, Cassidy and Savannah and her great grandson Remy. Family meant everything to her. Mom was the happiest when family was around and she adored her 3 granddaughters and her great grandson. She delighted in playing cards with Dad – even beating him from time to time.

MILLER, Cynthia

Passed away on Monday, July 25th, 2016.

MILLER; Cynthia Lee ~ Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the age of 60. Cindy Lee (nee Tiley) was the beloved wife of Michael “Mike” Miller. Loving mother of Amanda Steinburg (Brian), Missy Miller (Darcy Panet) and Amber Miller-Thertell (Jacob). Loved grandmother of Austin, Haley, Alivia, Brayden and Aurora. Dear sister of Janet Ryan (Keith), John Tiley (Nancy), Dave Tiley (Donna) and the late Penny Wellwood (survived by Donald).

QUIRT, Douglas Arthur

Passed away on Sunday, July 17th, 2016.

With the only regret of being unable to spend more time with all of his children who were the meaning of his life, it is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the tragic yet dignified passing of Douglas Arthur Quirt on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga.

Doug was the most generous person who strived to help others through his legal profession, his devotion to the community and of course his many, many friendships.

The best friend and loving spouse of Arlene, the best father in the world to Ryan (Lindsay), Jules (Paul), Trish (Clint)and Charlotte “Puddin” and grandfather to Keira, Doug will be missed dearly by big sister Sheila “The Kid”, Brother-in-Law David and his many nieces, nephews and great-nephews and niece.

Your boisterous laugh could not be mistaken and your ability to live life to its fullest and to always “do your best” will be hard to carry on but we promise you we will try.

HAMILTON, Patricia

Passed away on Friday, July 8th, 2016.

It is with profound sadness and a sense of peace that we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Pat (Patricia) Hamilton nee Minor. Mom was born September 23rd 1926. She was predeceased by her husband, our Dad, Earl Hamilton who passed away March 31 1978. She was the loving Mother of 4 daughters, Carol Chapple (Carl), Judy Jones (Randy), Kathy Ambrosie (Frank) and Sue Hamilton (Dean McCubbin). Mom was the proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren, Amanda Hamilton, Meaghan Thiel, Michael Jones, Ashlie Ambrosie, Kasie Ambrosie, Joey Ambrosie, Alisha Hamilton and Marty White. She was also the proud G.G. to 11 great grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by her parents Herb and Elizabeth Minor as well as all of her siblings, Francis Minor, Earl Minor, Helen Walker, Noreen McMahon and Doris Quigley. Mom suffered a stroke in 2013 and had Alzheimer's. We are forever grateful that she knew all of her children to the end. We would like to thank the staff of the Golden Plough, particularly those wonderful women and men who cared for her on both Blacklock floor and McMillan Gardens. She will be missed and loved forever but we know those who have gone before her are rejoicing in Heaven.

ORLECK, Michael Albert

Passed away on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016.

ORLECK; Michael Albert ~ Entered into rest on July 6, 2016 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg in his 81st year. Loving father of Michele Newell (Nick), Dale Orleck (Joanne), Heather Orleck, and Susan Rapoport. He will be missed by his 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Frank Orleck and Stan Orleck. Michael will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

RICHARDSON, Robert Charles

Passed away on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016.

Robert was the beloved husband of Ann Richardson (nee Edgar). Loving father of Brent and his wife Holly and Julie. Loved grandfather of Brody, Gabby, Miles, Ben and Lucas.

BUSHBY, Ronald Eric

Passed away on Monday, June 27th, 2016.

BUSHBY; Ronald Eric “Ronny” ~ Passed away surrounded by his family on June 27, 2016 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg. Ronny, in his 82nd year, was the much beloved husband of Gillian Bushby for over 59 years. Loving father of Kim and Mark (Darlene). Proud Bampa to Skye, Autumn, Sigyn, Roarke, and great-bampa to Wyatt. Ron was a loving, caring, gentle person; the true epitome of a gentleman and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.


Passed away on Monday, June 27th, 2016.

MOULTON; Cliff ~ Peacefully at the Fenelon Court Nursing Home, Fenelon Falls, on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the age of 82. Cliff Moulton was the beloved husband for 44 years of the late Kaye Moulton (2003) and special friend of Lee Pogue (2005 – Present). Father of Cindy Gagnon (Rick), Karen Gagnon (Ken) and David Moulton (Eduardo Padilla). Grandfather of Kyle Gagnon, Brandon Gagnon (Lindsay Thompson) and great grandfather of Jaden. Brother of the late Bernice McSwain. Thanks to Fenelon Court & RMH for the love and care.

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