Obituaries & Tributes

MAXWELL, Murray

Passed away on Sunday, January 15th, 2017.

MAXWELL; Murray ~ After a brief illness at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Palliative Care Unit) on January 15, 2017 at the age of 74. Murray Maxwell, “Murman”, was the beloved husband of Margaret Maxwell (nee Davis). Loving father of Wayne (Pam Johnson), and Terry (Terri). Loved grandfather of Richard, Braelen, and Keagan. Dear brother of Ken (Carol), Faye Yelland, Donna Bowers and the late Keith and Larry. Murray will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

SARAZIN, Roger

Passed away on Sunday, January 15th, 2017.

SARAZIN; Roger ~ It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Roger on January 15, 2017 in Ballycliffe Nursing Home, Ajax at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Verna (née Davis) for over 60 years. Loving father of Mickey (Paula), Donna (Drew), Lori (Les) and Cary. Roger will be missed by his 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Brother of Jackie (predeceased) and Theresa. Roger will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

HUNT, Betty Joan

Passed away on Thursday, January 12th, 2017.

HUNT ; Betty Joan (nee Pilcher) ~ Betty was born July 3, 1934 and passed away after a short illness on January 12, 2017 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. She was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived and will be sorely missed by her husband Michael J. Hunt, her children Brian (Louise), Melissa Davies (Bill) and her grandchildren Nicholas, Mathieu, Taylor, Catherine and Trent, and her sister Irene Shinn (the late Derrick). Betty came to Canada in 1956 and through many car rally’s and MG Car Club Events that she attended, she met her loving husband Michael and they were married in June of 1959. Betty’s last job was in the office of Ontario Hydro in Willowdale. Years later Betty and Michael started a family and brought up their two wonderful children Brian and Melissa. As the children got older, Betty worked part time as a caregiver with the Community Care. She belonged to the St. Matthews United Church in Richmond Hill. In the 90’s when she moved to Port Hope she decided to work with the Red Cross, was an active member of the Port Hope United Church and added to her portfolio by helping out with the Big Brother organization. Betty was an avid gardener. She loved her orchids and it didn’t matter if it was in her home in Richmond Hill, Port Hope, Peterborough or in her apartment in Cobourg, she always had a beautiful garden and many house plants. Any trips that Betty went on nearly always included a tour of the local gardens with the most memorable tour being the one with her sister Irene to the Chelsea Flower Show in London, England. Betty’s next passion was her baking. She would often bake for the church bazaars and many other fund raising events. In great demand was her lemon loaf which not only sold quickly at the bazaar’s, but is was consumed even quicker by her family, her friends and her grandchildren’s friends. Betty was a very caring and loving person and she will be sorely missed by many.

RHODES, Wayne Charles

Passed away on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017.

RHODES; Wayne Charles ~ October 7, 1957 – January 10, 2017 ~ Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay. Wayne was the beloved son of Joan of Bobcaygeon and the late Robert Rhodes; dear brother of Bryan (Kathy) of Bobcaygeon and Lynda (Stephen Sprague) of Roswell, Georgia. “Fun uncle” to Tim (Andrea) of Whitby, Emily (Curtis Dumais) of Kapuskasing, and Erin (Steven Kupfer) and Thomas of Roswell, Georgia. Great Uncle to Marianne, Benjamin, Brady, Madeline, Makenna, and Morgan. Loving companion of Sylvia Miller of Bobcaygeon.

BELL, Donna May

Passed away on Monday, January 9th, 2017.

BELL; Donna May (nee Kelly) ~ After a lengthy illness on January, 9, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 69. Donna Bell, was the beloved wife of Bob Bell. Loving mother of Jason Carter (Gwen), and step mother of Andrew Bell (Phyllis) and Stacey Bell (Jeremy Davis). Loved grandmother of Aimee, Emily, Jacob and Kylan. Dear sister of Diane Varty (Dale), Marlene Broadbent, Don Kelly (Mary Jane) and the late Ken Kelly.

MUNROE, Clarence

Passed away on Monday, January 9th, 2017.

MUNROE, Clarence - Peacefully at home in his 94th year with his family by his side on January 9, 2017. Beloved father of Heather, Gail (Nick), Gary, Avis and daughter-in-law Jeanne. Adored and cherished Grampa of Alex and Andrew, and Gramps to Carol, Janet, Michael and Danny. Predeceased by his wife Helen (1972) and wife Viola (2000), grandson Stephen (1994), son Wayne (2007), brother Steve (2013) and daughter Jane (2015). Loving brother to Ida, Daisy, Earl, George and special uncle to many. Proud World War II veteran, loyal Masonic Lodge member and friend to many. Special thanks to housekeeper/friend, Mary Kingsley and neighbour/friend, Gerry Byrne, for years of support and companionship.

HARKEMA, Frans Cornelis

Passed away on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017.

HARKEMA; Frans Cornelis ~ in his 73rd year, of Campbellford, at home on January 4, 2017. Survived by his wife of 46 years Hendrina, his kids Dean (Tina) and Cari-Anne and 4 granchildren Holly (Dave), Sierra, Tiernan and Tessa. Brother of Thea of the Netherlands and Harman of Florida.

CHOLMONDELEY, Gary

Passed away on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

CHOLMONDELEY; Gary ~ Suddenly in Peterborough, on January 3, 2017 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Diane for 48 years. Loving father of Charlene (Mark Leadbeater). Proud Papa of Taylor. Brother of Alice (Doug), Bundy (Linda), Howard (Bev), and brother-in-law of Roger (Linda).

SAUNDERS, Lawrence (Larry)

Passed away on Thursday, December 29th, 2016.

Saunders, Lawrence (Larry) – Peacefully at Regency Manor, with family at his side on December 29, 2016 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Helen; Loving father of Rick, Nancy and Steve (Charlene). Poppa to Danielle (Brian), Jessica (Neil), Rebecca and Robbie. Great grandfather to Marrek and Caris.

BOYNTON, Stephen R.

Passed away on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016.

BOYNTON; Stephen R.~ Peacefully on December 28, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 82. Stephen Boynton was the beloved husband of Anna E. Boynton (nee Manley). Loving father of Murray (Colleen), Tim, and Patty Thompson (Jim). Loved papa of Pam, Darren, Rachel and Ian. Dear brother of the late Dan (survived by Jean). Uncle of Danelle (Frank), Carol, Valerie (Dave) and Scott. Stephen will be remembered by many other relatives and friends.

MAJOR, Alan John

Passed away on Sunday, December 18th, 2016.

MAJOR; Alan John ~ Tool Designer at General Motors for 30 years ~ Born: May 27, 1935 – Died: December 18, 2016 at the Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg at the age of 81. Alan was the beloved husband of Janet (née Griffin) of Cobourg for over 57 years. Loving father of Darrell Major (Nancy) of Toronto and Stephanie Slack of Cobourg. Proud Papa to Robert Major and Kevin Slack. Brother of the late Marlene Major and son of the late Mabel and Horace “Ozzy” Major. Alan will also be remembered by Ken Slack (Katie). A special Thank You to the kind staff of Case Manor, Bobcaygeon for the last two years of care given to Alan and to the warm staff of Golden Plough Lodge for their kind, compassionate, and superior care for Alan in the last month of his life.

DOWNER, Eric T.W.

Passed away on Monday, December 5th, 2016.

Downer, Eric T.W. from Lindsay, ON passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on December 5, 2016. Born in 1930 to Stanley and Clara (nee Tamlin) Downer, Eric leaves behind his dear brother Glen (Edith) Downer, and nephews John and Paul (Kristy) Downer. Eric worked as a farmer and farm hand. Always with a quick smile and a cheerful word, Eric will be missed by family and many throughout Lindsay. Special thanks to those who have assisted Eric this past few years. Cremation has taken place through Benson Shields Funeral Homes. A celebration of his life will be announced in January 2017.

CARR, Mathew Gerald

Passed away on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

CARR; Mathew Gerald ~ After a brief illness on December 4, 2016 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg at the age of 68. Matt Carr was the beloved husband of Pam Arbourne. Loved father of Grant (Brenda) and Mateline Carr. Loving grandfather of Katelyn. Dear brother of Phil (Gina), John, Wayne (Jean) and Susie Derkx (Ed).

BALDWIN, Mary Edna

Passed away on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.

BALDWIN; Mary Edna ~ It is with a broken heart we announce the passing of Mary on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in her 84th year from a short and sudden battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Allen Baldwin of Cavan. Adored mother of Sue Pandoff (Andy), Tim Vickery (Fran), Charlotte Baldwin (Brian), grandmother to Cory (Tara), Krista (Sheldon), Nathan (Shannon), Kayla (Darcy) and great grand boys Zach, Jagur, Jaxon & Kale. Mary will be missed by her siblings, nieces and nephews.

OLAN, Dorothy Elizabeth

Passed away on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.

OLAN; Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Coulter) ~ On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Centennial Place, Millbrook at the age of 88. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Albert (1987). Loving mother of Jean Larmer (Wilson), Pat Reynolds (Dave) and Anne Feth (Ed). Cherished grandmother of Brenda, Andrew, Amanda, Brendan and great grandmother of Jessica, Noah, Avery, Emersyn, Emma, Dominick, Kaylis, and Jayden.

JEFF, Lynda

Passed away on Monday, November 28th, 2016.

JEFF; Lynda ~ It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lynda at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 72nd year. Lynda was the beloved wife of Richard Jeff (predeceased). Loving mother of Kimberly Howson (predeceased), Dawn Fladgate (Peter), and Krista Howson. Cherished grandma of Ryan, Mike, Rachel, Brandon, and Emma. Treasured great-grandma of Leah, Jace, and Chase. Best friend and sister of Harold (Irene), Larry (Linda), and Sue (Dean). Lynda loved and adored her many nieces and nephews and had a special place in her heart for nephew Peter Jeff (Lois). In Lynda’s memory, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PRHC – Intensive Care Unit, or North Kawartha Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. Arrangement entrusted to Benson-Shields Funeral Homes, Millbrook. Online condolences may be made at www.bensonfuneralhomes.com

SUTHERLAND, Glenn Wallace

Passed away on Monday, November 28th, 2016.

Sutherland; Glenn Wallace ~ Peacefully, November 28 at Northumberland Hills Hospital with his loved ones at his side, Glenn, 76, was called home to heaven after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer. His devotion to family and firm belief in God supported him in his struggle; ultimately giving him peace. Born August 22nd, 1940 in Bancroft to the late Jack and Maude (Musclow) Sutherland; who passed down to him unparalleled family values and strong work ethic. The pinnacle of Glenn’s life was marrying the love of his life Sandra (Solmes) at Bancroft Bible Chapel on June 22nd 1963. They lived their life together in Bewdley where Glenn ran a successful plumbing business. Glenn was known as a witty individual who loved to share his wisdom with others. Special memories were made with friends during summers at the cottage at Mazinaw Lake. His smile and generous spirit positively impacted countless lives. Glenn was an active and dedicated member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Cobourg. Glenn will be dearly missed by his wife Sandra of 53 years, his daughter Tawnya of White Rock, BC and his son Todd (Angie) of Cobourg. Loving Grandpa to Danielle, Ryan, Connor, Jack, and Harry, and great-grandfather of Everly and Decker. Glenn is survived by his sisters Dorothy Kelly, Grace Stringer, Betty Chidley (Merrick), Ilene Myers, Helen Green, and brother Dennis Sutherland (Kathie). He is predeceased by his brother Elmer Sutherland and sisters Effie Howe, Verna Kilfoyle, and June McCracken. Glenn will also be missed by many, many nieces and nephews.

BUCKLEY, Leonard P.

Passed away on Monday, November 21st, 2016.

BUCKLEY; Leonard P. ~ Peacefully passed away, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, on November 21, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 78th year. Loving father of Lorraine Buckley-Robinson (Michael Robinson) and Kevin Buckley. Treasured Grandpa of Sara, Amanda, Jessie, Melanie, Kameron, Emily, and Meagan; Great-Grandpa of Brianna, Margaret, Drew, Alyssa, Abigail, Aidan, Dakota, and Hayden. Brother of John ‘Jack’ Buckley (Claudette), the late Donald Buckley (survived by Carol), and the late Wayne Buckley (survived by Bella). Proud uncle to many nieces and nephews and he will be missed by all.

CAMPBELL, Thelma Margaret

Passed away on Monday, November 21st, 2016.

CAMPBELL; Thelma Margaret ~ It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Thelma on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 76. Thelma was born in Orillia, ON at Soldiers Memorial Hospital on June 8, 1940 to Andrew and Lucretia Campbell (predeceased). Thelma will be remembered by her cousins David Walter & Family and Jennifer Ahluwalia & Family; Rob and Judy Henry, Jennifer Taniguichi, Travis Henry, and Tara Vachon. Thelma will also be greatly missed by friends from Community Care, her foster children, 4th Line Theatre, Centennial Place, Red Hat Ladies, Members of St. Thomas Anglican Church, Canadian Kennel Club, Bethany Outdoor Club, and Labrador Owners Club. A focal point for many years was Thelma’s devotion to the breeding and raising of her beloved dogs, she will be greatly missed by man’s best friend. Thelma dedicated over 25 years to the Durham Catholic District School Board working with many colleagues and making life-long friendships.

HAYWARD (HAMMOND, née SMITH), Joan

Passed away on Friday, November 18th, 2016.

Joan Hayward (Hammond, née Smith)
~ August 30, 1921 – November 18, 2016 ~
It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of Joan, peacefully in her 96th year surrounded by her family at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Born in Birmingham, England to her parents the late Frank and Louisa Smith. Joan was a World War II RAF Veteran and came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. Loving mother to Doug Hammond (Brenda), Frank Hammond (Carol) and the late Cheryl Hadwyn. Dearest nanny to Matthew, Clinton (Meaghan), Michael (Allison), Jenna (Eric), Brandon (Claire), Janine (Brian), Jennifer (Jeff), Angela, Jessica and 10 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Norma Smith (Dennis), Chris Smith (Edna), Doug Smith, Lillian Gratton (the late Mic) and the late Frank Smith (the late Eileen). Joan will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Joan will always be remembered for her sense of style, her war stories and her delicious apple pies.

JONES, Jerry [Gerald Allan]

Passed away on Monday, November 14th, 2016.

Jerry [Gerald Allan] Jones
Passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Center Monday November 14, 2016 at age of 53. Surrounded by family and friends Jerry fought courageously, but lost his battle against cancer. Jerry was the loving son of Murray Jones and the late Joyce Jones. Brother and best friend to Debby Jones [Fazal Hosein] and Terry Anne Ewing [Craig]. Much loved Uncle to Chris [Frances], Allana, Denise [Ismail], John and Mitchell. Jerry was a proud member of Hiawatha First Nations and worked for the community for many years, he will be sadly missed by all. The family wishes to send their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Turner, Dr. Brown and the wonderful nurses at B2 that gave Jerry such peace and joy.

DAVEY, Allen John

Passed away on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016.

DAVEY; Allen John ~October 12, 1934 – November 9, 2016~ Suddenly at his farm on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in his 83rd year. Allen (A.J.) was the beloved husband of Pearl. Devoted father of Tim (Debbie), Terry, Skin and the late Doug. Loving grandfather of Tara Lee (Nathan), Danyne and Michael. Extra special great grandfather of Harper Lee. Brother to Linda (Clarence) Moore. He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and his many friends. Allen retired to the farm after 30 years at General Foods. At Allen’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. A Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Benson-Shields Funeral Homes, Millbrook. Donations or condolences may be made at www.bensonfuneralhomes.com.

BEST, Roy Maurice

Passed away on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.

Roy Maurice Best
January 1, 1939 – November 5, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Roy on his family farm on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the age of 77. Roy is the son of the late Mervyn and Vera Best; beloved husband of Irene (née Hitchins) for 51 years; loving and proud father of Debbie Best (Luc); “Grandpa Roy” to Elora Jewel St-Laurent-Best. Roy is survived by older brother Arnold; brother-in-law to Tom and Jean Hitchins. Loved by nieces (Debbie M., Sarah H., Linda W.) and nephews (David M., Steven H., David B.) Roy was a loyal member of the Orange and Black Lodges, Springville and Bailieboro Churches, and a dedicated choir member. Strong supporter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada MS Walk with his friend Paul L. Roy loved his country music and faithfully attended Jamborees to sing and play his guitar. He was an Insurance Advisor for over 45 years for Canada Life Assurance and everyone Roy met became a friend.

GLANVILLE, Frederick George

Passed away on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

GLANVILLE; Frederick George ~ at home on Friday, November 4, 2016 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Marion (née Kennedy). Loving father of Sam, Rick, Al (Robin), Rob and Dan. Loving grandfather of Tammy, Lindsey, Jessica, Kim, Allan and Troy; also 3 great-grandsons Jack, Nolan and Van. Fred will be greatly missed by his mother-in-law Stella Kennedy and sister-in-law Sandy Kennedy (Mike).

WHITAKER, A. Leila

Passed away on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

WHITAKER, A. Leila - On November 4, 2016 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg in her 89th year. Loving wife of Harry. Beloved mother of Darlene, Steven (Dinah), Wayne (Penny) and Wesley (Mari-Jo). Grandmother of Mark, Troy, Yvonne, Lindsay, Chad, Brooke, Trevor and Robbie. Great-Grandmother of Megan.

WHITAKER, A. Leila

Passed away on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

WHITAKER, A. Leila - On November 4, 2016 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg in her 89th year. Loving wife of Harry. Beloved mother of Darlene, Steven (Dinah), Wayne (Penny) and Wesley (Mari-Jo). Grandmother of Mark, Troy, Yvonne, Lindsay, Chad, Brooke, Trevor and Robbie. Great-Grandmother of Megan.

SHARPE, Raymond Charles

Passed away on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016.

Raymond Charles Sharpe
It is with a broken heart to announce the passing of Raymond “Razor” Charles Sharpe at the age of 55, who passed on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from a very short and sudden battle with cancer.
Those who knew Ray will understand his wish of no Service or Celebration of Life and will be honoured as promised.
To those who sent prayers and thoughts, both Ray and I were touched and very appreciative.
~ He will always be in my heart, Anne Garner ~
If you would like to make a donation towards the Canadian Cancer Society, it would be appreciated. www.bensonfuneralhomes.com

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SHARPE; Raymond Charles ~ Passed away on Wednesday October 26th 2016 in his 55th year from a short battle with cancer. Loving father of Melanie Sharpe, beloved Son of Ron (Bev), Sister Gale (Joe) Labranche, dear Uncle to Brandy (Gemma), Jeremy (Steph), Justin (Katie), Jenelle (Eric). Predeceased by his Mother June and Sister Debbie. He will be sadly missed by his Family and Friends. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.bensonfuneralhomes.com

ARMSTRONG, David William

Passed away on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016.

ARMSTRONG; David William ~ David has gone to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the age of 73. David Armstrong was the beloved husband of Margaret Armstrong (nee Fallis). Loving brother to Marilyn Adderley and her husband Carl.

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.

BROUSSEAU, Adele

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 (lakefieldanimalwelfare.org) 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.

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