Obituaries & Tributes

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.

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.

BURT, Shawn

Passed away on Saturday, June 25th, 2016.

BURT; Shawn ~ the family announces the passing of Shawn on June 25, 2016 at the Humber River Hospital, Toronto. Shawn, at the age of 59, was the loving brother of Lauraanne Lidstone (Steve Clipperton) and Amanda Burt (the late Tim Nicholson). Proud uncle to Tanya Lidstone, Patricia-Lee Lidstone, and Arthur Burt. A special thank you to Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Health, Humber River Hospital, and all of the Doctors and Nurses for their care and compassion of our brother during this time.

LANGILLE, Norma Heather

Passed away on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016.

LANGILLE; Norma Heather (nee Farthing) ~ September 1, 1949 – June 22, 2016 ~ Peacefully with her family by her side at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on June 22, 2016. Norma, at the age of 66 years old was the beloved wife of Wendell Langille. Loving mother of Jennifer McCarthy-nee Vezina (Kyle), Nikki Langille (Jamie), Angela Ferguson (Bob) and the late Jaclyn Spereman-nee Vezina. Loved nanny of Jordan (Brianne), Jason (Brad), Jacob, Jillian, Cooper, Andre, Dominic, Nathan, Kyle and Deanna. Great nanny of Gavin. Dear sister of Pat Sowden and the late Barry Farthing. Aunt to Shannon Farthing.


Passed away on Friday, June 17th, 2016.

COCHRANE; John Thomas “Jack” ~ Entered into rest on June 17, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 86. Beloved husband of June (née Mitchell) for over 64 years. Loving father of Lois Gillette (Derek), James (Deb), Joseph (Vera), John (Heather), Steve (Rebecca), Glenn (Shirley), and Julie Burley (Ted). Proud grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 7. Brother of Agnes, Lois, Joan, the late Paul, and the late Caroline. A special thank you to the staff of Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Unit for their wonderful care and compassion for Dad while in your care.

WILSON, Annie Dorothy

Passed away on Thursday, June 16th, 2016.

Anne Dorothy Wilson (January 31st 1937- June 16th 2016) Suddenly passed away on Thursday June 16, 2016. Beloved wife to Clarence Samuel Wilson for 56 great years. Loving mother to Edward (Donna), Stephen (Rhonda), Kimberly (Ron), and Kelly (Jeffrey). Beloved Nanny to Bradly, Hailey, and Darcy. Our family would love for everyone to come and celebrate Annie's life and not the sadness of her passing. We feel, although crushed she is gone, happy that she is free from pain. We would also like to truly thank the amazing people that helped our Dad look after our Mom for many years at home. Anne, Holly, Dallas and Diane are some of the truly wonderful PSW’s and have become like family. Also our Dad and Mom live in a great community with wonderful friends that have always supported our family. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you all. My wife, our Mom and Nanny was a truly beautiful person inside and out. She will be so missed and never ever forgotten.

BROWN, Stanley Christopher

Passed away on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.

BROWN; Stanley Christopher ~ Passed away suddenly at his home in Oshawa on June 14, 2016. Stan was the beloved husband of Linda Brown for over 34 years. Stan will be missed by his family, friends, and everybody.

MACKINNON, Margaret Alice

Passed away on Saturday, June 11th, 2016.

MACKINNON; Margaret Alice ~ Suddenly, after a brief illness on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 75. Marg MacKinnon (nee Annear) was the beloved mother of Carole Anne MacKinnon-Nunn (Douglas). Loving Nana of Duncan and Ainsley. Loved daughter of Catherine Annear and the late Harold. Dear sister of Marilyn Elliott (Keith), Elizabeth Nicholson (Vernon) and Linda Fossett (Wayne). Margaret will be remembered by Glen MacKinnon and many nieces and nephews.

CURTIS, Phyllis Amelia

Passed away on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

CURTIS; Phyllis ~ Entered into rest on June 4, 2016 at the age of 96 at Centennial Place, Millbrook. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Charles, daughter Christine, and son Eric. She will be remembered and missed by her many friends in Millbrook and her family in England. A very special thank you to Community Care Millbrook and the staff of Centennial Place for the care and compassion given to Phyllis during her stay.

BULL, Barbara May

Passed away on Friday, June 3rd, 2016.

BULL; Barbara May ~ Will be greatly missed by the Millbrook Area ~ Entered into rest peacefully on June 3, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Barb, in her 82nd year, was the beloved wife of Tom Bull for over 61 wonderful years. Loving mother of Brenda, Shelley, Tommy, and Darren. Much loved grandma of 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by her siblings George, Doug, Linden, and Bev. Barb was best known for her volunteer work at Community Care Millbrook and the public school in Bailieboro.

ACKROYD, Gerald (Jerry) Francis

Passed away on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.

ACKROYD; Gerald (Jerry) ~ (Dec. 14, 1938 – June 1, 2016) passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife of 56 years, Anita, by his side. Jerry is survived by his sons Donald (Marina), Brian (Laura) and Christopher (Laurel), grandchildren Melissa, Frank, Jeremy, Angela, Austin, Alexander and Travis and great grandson Elijah. He will be missed by his sisters Lynn and Julia and brother Bill. Predeceased by his father William, mother Kathleen and sister Mary. Jerry was a member of IBEW Local 353 for 57 years. He was an avid hobby farmer and loved his gardens. Jerry was a man of great wisdom and many talents. He will be sadly missed.

GRAHAM, Reginald J. E.

Passed away on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.

GRAHAM; Reginald J. E. ~ Peacefully at the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa on June 1, 2016 at the age of 64. Reg Graham was the beloved husband of Debbie Graham (nee Pryke). Loving father of Melissa Martin (Bradley) and Kevin (Megan). Loved grandfather of Taylor and Caulder. Dear brother of Grace DeLong, Helen Grills (James), Marie Brooking (Larry) and the late Kenneth. Reg will be remembered by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

MOLLINS, Edward Stanley

Passed away on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.

Edward Stanley Mollins (Sonny)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Oshawa on June 1st 2016 in his 85th year. Predeceased by his wife Marie (née Metcalfe). Loving father of Dianne and her husband Robert Thomson, Randy and his wife Rosa (Pavia) Mollins, Michael and his wife Joanne Mollins, Deborah and her husband Ken Johnson. Will be missed by his sisters Pearl and her husband Bill Gale and Harriet Grey. He will be missed greatly by his granddaughter Shannon (née Collins) Wilbur who was caregiver to her grandparents for many years and many thanks to her husband Huggy Wilbur. Will be sadly missed by all his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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