Obituaries & Tributes

MAXWELL, Stanley James

Passed away on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015.

Stanley James Maxwell, age 91 years passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on November 3, 2015. Survived by his loving wife June of 68 years. Wonderful father of Ruth, Vicki , Keith and Dawn (Don). Proud Grandfather of Jennifer and David, Nathan and Cameron, James, Chris and Kate, Cory and Lisa. Great-grandfather to Austin, Aidan, Ashley, Lena, Jackson and Emily. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his many friends. Stan immigrated from England in 1950. He loved Canada and always called this great country of ours home. Stan was a member of the IBEW local 353 for 60 years. The celebration of Stan's life will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2pm. Donations to Millbrook Community Care in memory of Stan would be appreciated by the family. Stan was thankful for the compassionate care given to him by the Personal Care Workers and Nurses from Nightingale Nursing and We Care Partners.

BURNS, Robert Kingsley

Passed away on Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

Burns, Robert Kingsley (November 3, 1940 - November 2, 2015) Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Northumberland Hills hospital. Beloved husband of 48 years to Rowena, loving father to Steven Burns (Angela) and Fiona Wood (Spencer), devoted grandfather to Rhianna and Tristan Wood and caring brother of Judith Rees-Thomas. After a career as a Chemical Technologist at Outboard Marine and Zircatec, Bob enjoyed his retirement years running Burns Water Gardens with his wife. He will be remembered for his love of nature, adventurous spirit and his ability to fix or build anything. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

SANGSTER, Robert Patrick

Passed away on Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

Peacefully at his home in Port Colborne


Passed away on Sunday, November 1st, 2015.

PAQUETTE, Paul Douglas passed away peacefully November 9,2015.Son of the late Roger Joseph Paquette and Grace Ann Byrd. Paul leaves behind his children Paul, Sean, Jade and Brandon. His brother Roger, sister-in-law Joy, His niece Alexandra and nephew Gary.

CORLEY, Nancy Jane

Passed away on Sunday, October 25th, 2015.

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Peterborough Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the age of 62. Beloved best friend to Louis Quesnelle. Loving mother to Merisa (Brent) Bateman and Darrin Corley. Special grandmother to Scott Yeoman, Aidin Corley and Benjamin “B” Bateman “her boy”. Sister of Don (Pat) Barton. Nancy volunteered at Bailieboro Public Library for 20 years, where she was the co-ordinator of the Clothing Boutique for the last 16 years. Nancy will also be missed by dear friends Steve and Michelle McNaughton and their family. Thank you to all the Nurses and Doctors at PRHC Palliative Care, Nurses Sherri and Sam and Dr. Whiting, the volunteers at PRHC especially Sister Eileen, also V.O.N. and We Care, for your wonderful home care, Hospice for your guidance and to Jackie for your time with our mom.


Passed away on Sunday, October 11th, 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). Gerry was very passionate about saving Needler's Mill, the last structure of its kind in Millbrook. Currently under threat of demolition, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to help save the mill. Information can be found at

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.

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