Obituaries & Tributes

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.

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.

FLOOD, James Francis

Passed away on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015.

Noted as one of his most dramatic feats, he accomplished his final disappearing act, Wednesday evening. Abracadabra-alakazam! at the age of 80. Fondly remembered for his life of magic, music, compassion & community involvement. He is survived by loving wife & magician's assistant, Dolores Flood (nee Boissonneau) in their 60th year of marriage; his spirit carried on by his wife & children Bernie (spouse Louise Mann, children Vanessa, Hillary), Theresa (spouse Robert Miller, children Danielle, Ashley, Mike), Dennis (spouse Susan Buck, children Jaqueline, Blake), Rita (partner Ted), & the late Charlie Flood. Known to audiences by his stage names, The Great Zucchini, Bob Loblaw, The Mad Hatter Of Fraserville, or from his former baseball days, as Fearless Flood Pitcher Extraordinaire. He may be remembered for, The 402 Preservation Barnyard Banjo Band, his extensive involvement throughout the community, performing magic acts & musical entertainment; in particular for seniors, special needs groups & children, bringing smiles to many faces--a show for the ages. He was a gentleman farmer-the very definition of a man out standing in his field, purveyor of Christmas trees at the Flood Family Fun Farm & Fraserville Observatory, avid musician and singer, host of many social events such as the annual legion picnic, and always lending a hand to people in need. Special thank you to his niece Claudia Vsetula (nee Flood) for her help & support to the family, as well as the staff at PRHC. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to ALS research. Please join us and share in the re-telling of one of the greatest stories ever told.

BENSON nee: Rodger, Margaret Chalmers

Passed away on Monday, June 8th, 2015.

BENSON, Margaret Chalmers “Maggie” nee: Rodger – courageously and gently at home with her devoted daughter Melissa Rodger and her two loving sons George and Rory Benson at her side. Maggie passed on Monday, June 8, 2015 just days after her fiftieth birthday and also making the determined journey home from Kingston General Hospital where she had undergone a stem cell transplant in April. Maggie is survived by her husband Patrick, sister Lorna Rodger, brothers, Ian Rodger (Barb), Brian Rodger (Linda) and Robert. Predeceased by her parents George and Sadie Rodger. Sadly missed by her mother and father in law Patricia and Stanley Foskett, her grandparents in law Ina and Walter Dyer and great aunt and uncle to the boys, Arnie and Karen “G.A.K.” Gerum. Maggie will be remembered by her cousins from the Black family, her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Maggie loved her animals and will be met at the rainbow bridge by Becca, Thomas and Frankie while Coleman and Rupert are at home to be companions to the boys.

PEARSON nee: Hunter, Catherine

Passed away on Saturday, June 6th, 2015.

With deep regret we announce the sudden, unexpected passing of Pearson,Catherine Margaret(KATE) 1935-2015, on June 6th, 2015, at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Predeceased by (husband) William Pearson (BILL). The worlds greatest mom to (son) David Pearson, Becky Racicot, (daughter) Catherine Van doleweerd, Paul Van doleweerd, deeply missed and cherished "GRANDMA", of David Jr. Pearson, Mercedes Pearson, Joshua Hulme (Michelle Blacktopp), Spencer Hulme, Madisyn Hulme. Sadly missed by so many friends and past co-workers. MOM, GRANDMA, KATE we love you so much, we are all in disbelief and feel so lost, you were such an inspiration to so many people, the rock to lean on, the glue that held so many people together,our best friend and the worlds best listener. You lived your life always with the hope you could help or pass on knowlege to someone or anyone for whom you came in contact with. Loved and respected , for simply the woman you were. An advocate for woman, equality, and a feminist through and through. Will be remembered for your kindness, and courage. MOM as you rejoin DAD may you both be at peace now. WE ALL LOVE YOU !!! special thanks to moms friends(neighbours) and Rev. Stanley Isherwood

STRONG, Joanne Elizabeth (nee Woodward)

Passed away on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015.

Passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the young age of 54. Best friend and beloved wife of Melville Strong for a wonderful 35 years. Proud and loving step-mother of Christina and cherished Gramma to Ethan. Loving daughter of Hazel and the late Reginald Woodward. Sadly missed by her sisters; Pat (Jens), Cathy (Bob), Lorrie (the late Ron) and Angela (Jeff), her brother Dan (Lynn), her many nieces and nephews as well as her “fur baby” ‘Kota. Predeceased by her father in-law William, mother in-law Luella and brother in-law Edward.


Passed away on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015.

Passed away quietly at Centennial Place, Millbrook after a very brief illness in her 98th year. Survived by her two sisters, Marjorie Kettyle and Eileen White. Doris will also be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her sister Edna Smith and brothers; Lloyd, Kenny and Douglas Kettyle.

WILLIAMS, "Ivor" James, WWII Veteran

Passed away on Saturday, May 30th, 2015.

Passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the age of 93. Loving husband of Helen Williams for 63 years. Dear father to his sons; Ivor, Allen and Ron as well as daughters Barbara (Richard) and Donna. Proud grandfather of Ivor, Jackie, Jimmy, Jonathan, Sara, Kenny, Pam and Michael and his 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Ivor and Anne Williams and siblings Lin, Doris and Ethel. Please consider a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #52, Peterborough as Ivor was a member for 58 years.

O'CARROLL, Louise Unity (nee Moody)

Passed away on Friday, May 29th, 2015.

Passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 surrounded by family in her 76th year. Louise will be missed by her daughters Marnie O’Carroll and Cathy Gillmore, son in-law David Gillmore and her grandchildren; Rory, Emma, Cassidy and Hunter Gillmore and Sophie O’Carroll. Predeceased by her brother John Moody. We would like to thank the staff of Centennial Place LTC. In particular, the caring staff in the Heritage Wing.

CHALLICE, Roger Bryan

Passed away on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015.

CHALLICE, Roger Bryan – peacefully surrounded by his family at PRHC on Tuesday May 26, 2015 at the age of 69. Cherished husband of Shirley Anne, nee: Van Dam for 47 years. Adored father of Ryan, Amy Brackenridge (Steven) and Katy Bedford (Nathan). Proud grandfather of Hayley and Christopher Brackenridge, Brett and Aaron Challice and baby Bedford on the way. Treasured brother of Wayne (Gail), David (Shirley), Dale, and Michael (Judy). Fun loving brother-in-law of the Van Dam brothers, Jacob (Marilyn), Gordon (Faith) and Mark (Tricia). “Favorite Uncle” to all his nieces and nephews and dear friend to many. Roger will be forever remembered for his infectious nature, as he touched the lives of all who crossed his path.

HINKS, Judith Elaine "Judy"

Passed away on Monday, May 25th, 2015.

HINKS, Judith Elaine “Judy” nee: Brohm – peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Monday May 25, 2015 at the age of 52. Survived by her loving husband Bill Langton of Cavan, daughters, Patti Switzer (James), Jenny Wheeler (Duane), grandchildren, June and Alexis Switzer, brother, Rick Brohm and sister Tracey Feeny (Steve). Predeceased by brother Mike. Judy will be fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.

Jewell, Richard "Rick"

Passed away on Friday, May 22nd, 2015.

JEWELL, Richard “The Rock” passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday May 22, 2015 at the age of 68 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Joan “Betty” Jewell (nee Comisky) of Bay Meadows Consecon. Loving brother to Larry Jewell (Kingston). Loving father of Todd Jewell (Sara) of Belleville, pre deaseased by son Jamie Parks (Belleville) and loving step father of Craig Miller (Mohini) of Oshawa, Keith Miller of Kingston. Dear grandfather of Jordan, Jessica and Regghan Johnston-Parks, Alyssa, Bradley and Aidan Miller. Pre deaceased by parents Gord and Doris Jewell. Rick will also be missed by Teekah “the little rock”.

KEEL nee: Harrison, Carolyn Ann

Passed away on Friday, May 22nd, 2015.

Carolyn Ann Keel (Harrison) October 6, 1945 - May 22, 2015 Predeceased by her parents Juliet and Russell Harrison After a long battle of medical problems Sadly missed by loving daughter Sherry Lewis (Greg Perry) of Beeton, Son Michael Keel (Jeffery LeClair) of Toronto, Sister Pat Marshall (Tom) of Maple Lake, Grandchildren Sheena and Matthew, Great Grandchild Avelina Rose and many nieces and nephews. Her long time friend Katherine Messier and her faithful canine companion Nikita

HALL, Charles Thomas

Passed away on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.

Retired Bell Canada Pioneer – 38 years. Peacefully passed away at his home in Peterborough on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in his 86th year. Dearly loved husband of Evelyn. Loving Father to children Janet and Catharine and the late Thomas. Proud Grandfather of Tavis, Aron and Kyle. Great- Grand- Father of Ava and Therese.

DOWNER, Eldon Clark

Passed away on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.

DOWNER, Eldon Clark Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at the Peterborough Regional Health Center in his 89th year. Devoted husband to his wife Shirley, loving father to Anne and Brian O’Brien and Christina Ogilvie. Treasured grandfather of Chelsea, Jacqueline, Mackenzie, (fiancé Sarah) and Mitchell. Eldon is predeceased by his parents n(William and Olive), 5 brothers (Clarence, Hilton, Dalton, Tal, Donald and sister (Doris nee Pacey). His love for his wife, family , many neices and nephew, close friends and extended family will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A heartfelt Thank You to family and close friends who have supported us in the past 4 months, you have a special place in our hearts. A special thanks to the nurses on C2 and Dr Beamish at PRHC for their care and compassion.

HARREN, Thomas Allan

Passed away on Monday, April 27th, 2015.

HARREN, Thomas Allan – passed away peacefully on April 27, 2015, with family by his side. Son of Ott and Betty Harren. Beloved father of Jamie Mariasine (Jay) of Peterborough. Loving grandfather of Claire and Sam. Brother of Helen McCracken (Bob), Brenda Tackaberry, Merle Carmichael (Bob), Linda Gabovic (Vic), Jim, Jane Colbary (Dale), Jean O’Connell (Dave) and Tim.

SEABOYER, Philip Norwood

Passed away on Monday, April 27th, 2015.

SEABOYER, Philip Norwood – December 28, 1952 – April 27, 2015 , peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg. Beloved son of the late Gerald and Patricia Seaboyer and step son to Jean. Devoted partner to Louise. Brother of Geri, Keith, Eric and Ken. Former husband of Liz. Amazing dad to Shelly, Lisa and Christina. Loving poppa “P” to Austin, Keira and Maddy. Uncle and great uncle to many.

FOSTER, Eleanor Jean

Passed away on Friday, April 24th, 2015.

Eleanor Jean Foster (nee Waugh). October, 29th, 1945 – April, 24th, 2015. Ellie passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday April 24th, after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer. It has often been said that Miss Ellie was a free spirit and never met a stranger who didn’t soon become a friend. True to form, she provided laughter, love and levity of spirit to all those around her even during her final days spent on the 4F Supportive Care ward at LRHO. Ellie was born in Belfast Ireland in Oct 1945, immigrating to Canada as a child with her family, eventually settling in the Oshawa area. Ellie has had a variety of occupations/careers during her lifetime including Secretary, Bartender, Cooking/Catering, YMCA staff and Public School Crossing Guard. Ellie is likely most remembered for her years of service at the Oshawa Airport and her time with the Oshawa 420 Wing RCAF. As an avid gardener with a green thumb, Ellie created a flowery oasis on her balcony each summer. She was a very talented gourmet cook and delighted in entertaining her vast collection of friends and of course her family. A devoted animal lover; Ellie fostered many sick/ homeless animals over her years and volunteered with animal rescue groups. Ellie was also a proud and dedicated volunteer at New Hope Dwellings where she was a long time resident in a strong community that she loved dearly. Ellie took great pleasure in helping with the buildings annual Holiday parties for the children and many other such activities; proudly winning Volunteer of the Year in 2013. Eleanor is survived by her devoted Daughter Kelley Foster (Jim Richardson) and Granddaughter Alicia Foster (Michael Kennedy); her loving Son William Foster (Christina Foster) and “her boys” twin Grandsons Mitchell and Benjamin Foster; her Beloved Sister Francis Floyd (Don Floyd), nephew Shawn Osier and niece Dawn Lewis ( Mackenzie and Katie); and by her cherished cat Emma. Eleanor is predeceased by her Father William Waugh and her Mother/Best Friend Gertrude (Trudy) Waugh (nee Montgomery).

ARCHER, Daryl Ronald

Passed away on Sunday, April 19th, 2015.

ARCHER, Daryl Ronald – Constable with the Hamilton Police Service. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daryl on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the age of 40. Beloved son of Brent and Pam Archer of St. Catharines. Dearly loved husband of Ashley and forever loved and sadly missed Daddy of Victoria, Owen, Emmett and Scarlett who will always hold his memory in their hearts. Loving grandson of Eleanor Cowan and the late Fred and the late James and Shirley Archer. Son-in-law of Mark and Tricia Van Dam of Millbrook.Loving nephew of Diane and Lynn. Daryl will be fondly remembered by his extended family and his police brothers and sisters with whom he was so proud to serve.

LEID nee: Comtois, Theresa Marie

Passed away on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.

LEID, Theresa Marie nee: Comtois Peacefully passed away at Springdale Country Manor on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Neil Olimer (2012). Loving Mother of Patricia (Walter) Parsons of Omemee and the late Norman (1990). Survived by Sister-in-law Marguerite “Sis”. Dear Grandmother of David (Lisa) Parsons and the late Tim (1998). Great Grandmother of Josh, Jake and Brooke. Great-Great Grandmother of Nixon and Emry. Sister of Edmund “Ed” Comtois (Sue). Pre-deceased by brothers George and Bobby.

JOWETT, Donald

Passed away on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015.

JOWETT, Donald ‘Lewis’ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, step-father, Grandpa, Poppa, brother, Uncle, cousin and friend. Lew passed on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg in his 88th year after a courageous fight with cancer. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Reddom) and the late Marilyn Moriarty. Loving father to his two children; Luanne Gottzmann (Bruce) and Don Jowett (Lisa Davis) and two step-children; Kevin Hodgins and Karen Kuehn (Peter); proud Grandpa to Jeff, Jeremy and Jaclyn Gottzmann, and Poppa to Mikayla and Nick Kuehn. Lew was predeceased by his loving parents Donald and Anne (Hoyle) Jowett and his only sibling, Lillian Jowett Cay.

BECKETT, William Larry

Passed away on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.

BECKETT, William (Bill) Larry, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the age of 76 . He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann, who, along with their children, David Beckett, Douglas Beckett, Paula Roberts, and Sherri Birch (Kevin), loved and comforted him throughout his illness. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Daniel and Christopher, Sarah, Savanna, Holly and Taylor and great-grandson, Mason. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Audrey Beckett. Bill served for many years on the Executive Board of the Canadian Public Health Inspectors, coached the Kirkland Lake Lions Juvenile Hockey Team from 1963-1967, and scouted Northern Ontario and North Western Quebec for the New York Rangers. He retired as an Occupational Health and Safety Inspector with the Ontario Government. His annual ‘moose hunt’ on Gourley Lake in White River, was the highlight of his year where his Moose Hunt Chili was always a big hit.

HARRIS, Marvin Richard

Passed away on Monday, April 6th, 2015.

HARRIS, Marvin Richard, Member R.C.L. Branch # 577 Bewdley – in his sleep at PRHC on Monday April 6, 2015 at the age of 79. Beloved husband to Pat for 30 years. Much loved father of Robert (Karen), Ron (Pam) and Tracey (Brian). Proud grandfather of Brandon, Matthew, Cameron and Andrea. Fondly remembered by his step children, Cathy (Brian), Thomas, Jamie, Shawn (Fiona) and the late Patricia (2004) along with their families. Marvin will be sadly missed by his many friends.

HUNT, Donald Gardner

Passed away on Monday, April 6th, 2015.

HUNT, Donald Gardner “Don” – it is with great sadness that we announce Don’s passing on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Springdale Country Manor in his 80th year. Beloved husband to Marlene for 49 years. Much loved father of Chris (Deysi), Rob (Melissa) and Jason. Proud grandfather of Jordan and Sylvie. Brother of Richard (Ruth). Pre deceased by brother Robert and sisters Doreen and Melba. Survived by sisters in law Ruth and Marge. Don will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

BRIDGMAN nee: Greenfield, Margaret Doreen

Passed away on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

BRIDGMAN, Margaret “Doreen” nee: Greenfield – peacefully at The Bridge Hospice in Warkworth on Saturday April 4, 2015 at the age of 82. Margaret of Roseneath was the beloved wife of Keith. Daughter of the late William George Greenfield & Helen Robertson Greenfield (nee MacBride). Loving mother of Karen Bridgman Kerry Bridgman (Tammy) and Wendy Bridgman. Dear grandmother of Duncan Plue (Samantha) Kyle Plue (Shannon), Tristan Plue, Garth Bridgman, Blain Bridgman Brandon Bridgman and Andrew Drover. Proud great grandmother of Angelica Plue Xavier Plue, Ireland Plue and Liam Plue. Margaret will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends. A special thank you to all the volunteers and especially Dr. Parks for all their care and support during this difficult time.

HANNAH nee: Vowles, Edith

Passed away on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

HANNAH, Edith May (nee: Vowles) – born in Sommerset England, June 12, 1924. In her 91st year, passed away peacefully with family by her side at the P.R.H.C. on Saturday, April 4, 2015. May was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Hannah. Loved and missed by her children Marg (Ted) Manley, Doris (Bill) Clarke, Don, Dennis (Janice), Marion Weekes (the late Bill) , Sheila Hannah (Chris Karas). Predeceased by children Thomas, Daryl and baby girl Hannah. Survived by daughter in law Nancy Hannah. Proud grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 21 and great great grandmother of 8. Fondly remembered by her sister Dorothy Lane (Albert) and sister in law Audrey Vowles. Predeceased by her brothers Ron Vowles (Bonnie), Albert Vowles, and sisters Joan Bedient(Cliff), Edna Look(Wes) and Betty Westington (Ed).

MALY, John

Passed away on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.

MALY, John – Peacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Saturday March 28, 2015 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Deloris (nee Massey) for 64 years. Loving father of Lynnda McKey (Robert), Brian Maly (Stephanie), Sharon Chrysler (the late Bryce) and Bruce Maly (Ann Marie). Proud grandfather of Carol (Andrew), Stefan (Jen), Trisha, Eric (Christine), Charlie, Mallory (Chris), Mason and Cameron. Great grandfather of David, Zenon, Jonathan, Victoria, Tanner and Lennox. John will be fondly remembered by his nieces & nephews, along with his extended family and hunting buddies in Ompah where his ashes will be interred later this spring. .

JEFFRIES, Albert Melvin

Passed away on Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Albert Melvin Jeffries (Bunny), Albert peacefully passed away March 27, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. Born May 17, 1943 in St Rose Deluxe, Manitoba. He will be sadly missed by his wife Jo-Anne, sons Ryan (Sarah), Timothy (Rosalinde), daughter Susan (Chris) and very proud grandfather of Halley, His loving dogs Tara and Taffey. Brother Alfred (Wendy), sisters Allison (George), Arlene (Sandford) and Ann (Brian). Remembered fondly by many family members and friends.

GAERTTNER nee: Thorn, Helen Isabelle Minetta

Passed away on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

GAERTTNER, Helen Isabelle Minetta (nee THORN) - Of Peterborough, Ontario died peacefully at Springdale Country Manor on March 24th, 2015 in her 93rd year. Born January 30, 1923 in Millbrook to George and Annabelle (Nicholson) Thorn, she was the second child, and first daughter, of 10 children. Raised on the home farm, Helen helped her mother and grandmother to raise the remaining children. She subsequently left to work at homes in Millbrook. She moved to Toronto and worked as a teller for the Royal Bank of Canada. George Gaerttner and Helen married in 1961 and raised their daughter, Lorraine, in Toronto, Ontario. In 1973, George’s son, Michael, joined them, and in 1975 they all moved to a house they had built just outside of Lakefield, Ontario. Helen continued working as a teller at the Royal Bank in Lakefield. She would often tell stories of how numerous customers would let other customers go ahead of them just so that they could have Helen as their teller. She was always warm and welcoming to everyone. Upon retirement, which many of her customers told her she looked too young for, Helen continued to help people by joining the Community Care programme, and even into her 70s and 80s she would talk about visiting her “old folks”. Helen will be missed by her family and friends as well as many others for her sense of humour and her willingness to help others. Survived by her daughter Lorraine (Ashleigh) Yates of Peterborough, her stepson Michael (Gladys) Gaerttner of Lakefield, and her grandchildren Emelie Andersson, Christopher Gaerttner, and Jennifer Gaerttner-Payne. Survived by her sister, Ruth (Charles) Hodges; pre-deceased by Gordon (Hilda) Thorn, Marion (Percy) Bothwell, Harold (Dorothy) Thorn, Edwin (Willamean) Thorne, Evelyn (Russell) Clark, John (June) Thorn, Allan Thorn, Margaret (Donald) Dunford.

POTTS, John Thomas

Passed away on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

John Thomas Potts July 25, 1945 – March 24, 2015 John Thomas Potts, 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015, at PRHC in Peterborough. Born on July 25th, 1945 in Trenton to Sam and Margaret Potts. Brother to Jim (Theresa) Potts, Don (Connie) Potts, Sylvia (George) Reddom, Margie Potts, and Michael (Darlene) Potts. Also survived by wife Donna Potts, sons Andrew (Sharon) Potts, and Ian (Colleen) Potts, and step son Scott (Michele) Gordon, and step daughter Tanya (Dale) Gordon.Proud Grandfather to Sean and Jack Potts, Elliott and Sadie Potts, Johnathan and Amber Gordon, and Courtney Major. Touched so many lives at Peterborough Community Credit Union.

McGlade nee: Carter, Olive Irene

Passed away on Saturday, March 21st, 2015.

McGlade, Olive Irene nee: Carter – passed peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday March 21, 2015 at St. Joseph’s at Fleming in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank McGlade. Dearly loved mother of Dan McGlade (Deb) and Colleen Morton (John). Loving grandmother of Jamie, Darren, Shawn (Kelly), Lance (Jennifer), Elizabeth (Dan). Proud great grandmother of Erin, Eric, Lindsey, Kylie, Kaia, Bailey, Connor (sharing the same birth date as his great grandmother), Abigail and baby Olivia chosen to be her namesake. Beloved Sister of the late Donald Carter. Olive will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and many friends whom she cherished.

PEARSE , Florence

Passed away on Saturday, March 21st, 2015.

Florence Pearse née Taylor September 3, 1933 – March 21, 2015 Passed away peacefully at 81 years of age on Saturday, March 21st at Northumberland Hills Hospital surrounded by close family. Beloved wife of Robert Pearse, dear mother to Bonnie Cronmiller (Dave), Angela Staples (Wayne), Michael Doyle (Jane), Patrick Doyle, Sherry Callahan, Cindy Richards (Chris), Kathy Noel, Mary Ito (Dave); stepmother to Donna Lee (Danny). Sister of Alex Greenhorne† (Muriel†), Mary McIvor† (Bill†), Betty Menzies, Jim Taylor (Carol), Helen Francis† (Ross), Ronald Taylor (Bev). Sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousin Ann Still in Scotland.

FAICHNEY, Donald Alexander

Passed away on Friday, March 13th, 2015.

Faichney, Donald Alexander aka "The Kiltmeister" passed peacefully at his home in Port Hope on Friday March 13, 2015 at the age of 82. We shared our love, laughter, tears and music to help him on his way. He was a very loving husband and best friend to his wife Vera nee:McKay. for 39 years. Although Don was an only child, he ended up having a large family consisting of his children Craig, Keith, Alexandra and James along with his stepchildren Gayle, Lynne, David and Dawn. Don was also proud grandparent to Robert, Douglas, Kelly, Liza, Alison, Colin, Michael, Katie, Madeleine, Alexander, Christina, and Ryan. Also a Great Grandpa to Brooke, Emily, Luca, Audrey & Taylor. He will be sadly missed by us all. Along his path as a proud Ambassador of the BMWMOA he was grateful for the many friendships he made.

RENTON, David Mathew

Passed away on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.

RENTON, David Mathew – peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at Toronto General Hospital on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the age of 44. Beloved son of David and Maureen Renton of Baltimore ON. Loving father of Alexandria Renton of Toronto. Dear brother of Kevin (Shari) of Bewdley. Uncle of Claire, Cassandra, Carson and Kyle.

PRESTON nee: Warren, Joan Evelyn

Passed away on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015.

Preston, Joan Evelyn - Peacefully, while knowing she was in the hearts of family and friends, and with her loving husband and family at her side, Joan passed away at the Peterborough Regional Hospital on March 10, 2015 at the age of 81 after a brief illness. Joan (née Warren) was born in East Uxbridge, England. She moved to Peterborough, with her husband and two children in 1965 where she enjoyed a life filled with love and laughter. She and her husband moved to Millbrook in 2013. Beloved and cherished wife of John Preston. Much loved daughter of the late Victor and May Warren of Iver, England. Loving mother of Trish (Darcy) and David (Mary). Remembered with great fondness by her grandchildren Beth Albert, Jeremy Albert (Tammy), Nicole Albert, Nate Preston (Kathleen), Hannah Preston (Geoff), Maya Beck, and great grandsons Cooper and Dylan. Will be missed by many dear friends. “Laugh every day, and never go to sleep angry”

BIALOGRECKI, Peter John Sebastian

Passed away on Friday, March 6th, 2015.

Peter Sebastian Bialogrecki Oct 5 1945 – March 6 2015 Retired CP Rail Locomotive Engineer Passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with cancer. Loving life partner to Simone (Georges), brother to Susan Weston (Paul) and Tim (Karen). He will be greatly missed by his Aunt Jo, nieces, nephews, godchildren, friends and fellow railroaders. Peter joins his mother, Tina (Santina) who passed away Oct. 4, 2014. Peter retired in 2004 from CP Rail after 34 years of dedicated service as Road Foreman of Engines and Locomotive Engineer. An avid photographer, traveller and rail enthusiast, he is now aboard his grandest journey. A very special thank you to the Palliative Care Team that cared for us in our home.

DEY, Cecil Raymond

Passed away on Friday, March 6th, 2015.

DEY, Cecil Raymond, peacefully at Streamway Villa Cobourg on Friday March 6, 2015 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Cleo. Loving father of Darlene (David), Melvin (Lynne), Milton (Annette) and Clifford (Cathy). Proud grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 2. Dear brother of Basil and Frank and predeceased by siblings Ina Russel and Verna Shacklady.

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