Obituaries & Tributes

MILLER, Cynthia "Cindy" Lee

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.

GLOBER, David Louis

Passed away on Thursday, May 26th, 2016.

GLOBER; David Louis – Passed away peacefully at home in Cobourg on May 26, 2016 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Stella Marie Glober for over 60 years. Loving father of Daniel David Glober, Robin Margo Broskie (Frank), Christopher Mark Glober (Crystal Lee), and Gina Renée Glober (Claude Poirier). Proud Poppa of Angie Glober; Matthew and Jacob Broskie; Emily Louise Glober; Brittany Elizabeth Remillard (Nicolas Troy), Rachel Diane Glober, and Adam David Glober. Great-grandfather of Mason Remillard, Chase Remillard, and Little Diana. Brother of the late Goldie, Ronsy (Noah), Norma, Saul (Kathy), Donovan (Vicki), Paul (Monique), and Teddy (Debbie). Brother-in-law of Helen Haight, Margo Greenaway, and Eddie Yendrick.


Passed away on Thursday, May 26th, 2016.

WAGG; Ray – Passed away at his home in Port Perry, with family by his side, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the age of 58. Ray was the son of Lloyd and Ruby Wagg. Beloved husband of Janice Hammond for over 25 years. Loving father of Megan Wagg and Colin Wagg; Step-father of Brandon Hammond, Janine Hammond (Brian Constantinides), and Jennifer Hammond. Proud papa to Trevor Hammond, Tyler Hammond and Emma Tamblyn. Ray will also be missed by his many siblings, extended family, and friends.

LARSSON, Jan Gunnar

Passed away on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016.

Jan Gunnar Larsson

Gothenburg, Sweden 7 October 1944 22:15 – Cobourg, Canada 24 May 2016 1:20

Jan Larsson passed away peacefully with family and friends. He is survived by his three children: Hans Larsson, Stig Larsson, Ingrid Larsson, eight grandchildren, and his three younger siblings in Sweden: Rolf, Kaisa, and Lena. He also leaves behind his step daughter Pamela Brittain and many friends throughout the world, including his two close friends Dora Burnie and Scott Dowle.

His life ended rather differently than he lived it since there were few times he could be described as "peaceful". Whether growing up exploring explosives as an adolescent, travelling around the world looking for new sights and parties as an adult, and developing his businesses, he sought all things on his terms. The Big Swede made quite an impression on many.

A reception to celebrate his life will be held this Sunday 29 May from 3pm – 6pm at the Port Hope Royal Canadian Legion 29A Thomas St. In lieu of flowers, any donations are requested to the Northumberland Human Society, in support of Jan’s love of animals. Funeral arrangements are provided by Benson Shields Funeral Home

MORTON (Formerly GARDINER), Audrey Elizabeth

Passed away on Monday, May 23rd, 2016.

MORTON; Audrey Elizabeth (formerly Gardiner – nee Armstrong) – After a brief illness on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 88th year. Audrey Morton was the beloved wife of the late Bert Henry Gardiner (1976) and Anson George Morton (2003). Loving mother of Linda Driscoll (Eric) of Stirling, Marlyn Gardiner-Dean (Dave Dean) of Carlisle, Keith Gardiner of Calgary and Step mother of Dorothy Cooper (Tom) of Calgary, Randy Morton of Cavan, Brian Morton of London, and Kevin Morton (Emma) of Cavan. Loved grandmother of Kreg Driscoll (Angie), Lisa Driscoll, April Gardiner (Brandon), Robert Gardiner (Lisa), Aaron Morton and great grandmother of Blair, Ethan, Rylan, Wyatt, Sierra, and Keagan. Dear sister to Ted (Janice) Armstrong and the late Murray (the late Helen) Armstong.


Passed away on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016.

After a long hard fought courageous battle with cancer, David is now resting in peace. On Sunday, May 22nd David’s battle ended in the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg. David was the loving son of Isabel Fraser and the late Gerard Gallagher. Cherished brother of Terri (Bob Noble), Karen (Clint Young), and Patrick (Elaine). Fondly remembered nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, extended family and friends. David will also be missed by Marie Collins, Lily Linka and Glenda Blake & her family.

McDOWELL, Carole Dolores

Passed away on Monday, May 16th, 2016.

MCDOWELL; Carole Dolores ~ Passed away peacefully on May 16, 2016 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville. Carole, in her 80th year, was the beloved wife of the late John McDowell. Loving mother of Charles (Tina), Thomas, and Edwin. Treasured grandmother of Vanessa, Heidi, Darcy, Isaac, Samuel, and Benjamin. Sister of Constance Redshaw, Betty Atkinson, James Lewis, the late Eileen Barkey, and the late Joe Lewis.

REDHEAD, Kathleen Mary

Passed away on Friday, May 13th, 2016.

Kathleen REDHEAD

Kay passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on May 13, 2016 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, ON.

Beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, and ex-wife. Friend to many, near and far. Writer, teacher, translator, dancer, traveller, unrelenting optimist. We are heartbroken, but take solace in the knowledge that she is now at peace.

We are very grateful to Dr. Hasan Al-Janabi and Dr. David Moorsom, and to the nursing staff at the Intensive Care and Palliative Care Units, as well as to Dr. Larry Milosevic.

SKUCE, HIlda Jean

Passed away on Monday, May 9th, 2016.

Hilda Jean Skuce{ nee Howden} passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Telfer Place Long Term Care, Paris, ON in her 98th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 70 years, Richard Skuce in December, 2015. Sadly missed by her son, Roy Skuce, daughter in law Ann Geary and grandson Andrew Skuce, all of Paris. Predeceased by her sister Oda Quigley, and brothers Ernest Howden and Clayton Howden. Survived by her sister in law, Edna Howden and many nieces and nephews. Hilda was a” bomb girl “ munitions inspector in the CGE plant in Peterborough during WW II. Hilda and Dick married in 1945, when he returned from overseas service and farmed in Omemee before moving to Peterborough in 1956. She was a housekeeper in residences of Trent University for many years. She and Dick moved to Telfer Place Retirement Home in Paris in 2007. A long and loving life. Many thanks for the compassionate care by Dr. Williams, and the staffs of Brantford General Hospital and Telfer Place Long Term Care.

WAKELING, Campbell "Cam" Arthur

Passed away on Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

Wakeling, Campbell Arthur
September 20, 1939 to May 7, 2016 - Cam Wakeling, formerly of Aurora and Niagara-on-the-Lake died peacefully at home in Belleville, ON after a short battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Windsor, ON to Percy and Evelyn (nee Bowman) Wakeling. Cam relocated to the GTA as a young adult and later "retired" to Niagara-on-the-Lake and eventually Belleville, ON. Cam was hard working and known for his entrepreneurial spirit. He owned and operated many different businesses in his lifetime. He loved flying private planes, travel, golden retrievers, and the Toronto Blue Jays. Quiet and reserved, spontaneous and fun loving, Cam was absolutely devoted to his wife and family: ensuring their happiness was his happiness. Cherished by his family, Cam is survived by his loving wife Diane (nee Harris); children Elizabeth (Sam), David and Melissa; grandchildren Jacob (Wanzelani) and Nathaniel (Chantal); Ethan, Jonathan (and their mother Jackie); and great-grandsons Kaleb and Oliver. With gratitude to family physician Dr. J. McPhail, Oncologist Dr. V. Kumar and Oncology Nurse Charity B. of the South Eastern Ontario Cancer Clinic for their compassionate care.


Passed away on Sunday, May 1st, 2016.

JOEL-REED, DOREEN (nee Tye) - peacefully entered into the arms of Jesus in her sleep on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in her 95th year. Predeceased by her parents James and Nellie Tye. Beloved wife of the late Don Joel for 42 years, and the late Sam Reed for 14 years. Loving mother to Bette (Paul) Holder, Barbara Ireland, Don (Helen) Joel, and Bev (Tom) Moorhead. Cherished grandma to Matthew (Veronica) Holder, Joel (Karin) Holder, Angela Hudson, Christine (Howie) Walsh, Andrew (Tracey) Judd, Aaron (Stephanie) Judd, Benjamin Judd, Nathan Joel, Sarah Joel, Stephanie Cressman, Emma Cressman, Clare Moorhead, Liam Moorhead. Great grandma to Megan, Sarah, Nolan, Hailey, Jayden, Logan, Carter, Jason, Marshall, Norah. Sister to Ken (Dorothy) Tye, and predeceased by her sister Olive Strickland. Doreen expressed her love for Christ through her gift of music. She was an accomplished pianist who enjoyed leading congregational worship. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Springdale Manor for their love and care given to mom during her stay there.

DWYER, Florence Marie

Passed away on Monday, April 25th, 2016.

DWYER; Florence Marie ~ Peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 at her residence in Grafton, Ontario, at the age of 96. Florence Dwyer (nee Turner) was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Gerard Dwyer (1994). Loving mother of Paula Blick (Greg), Patrice Dwyer (the late Ted Cobb), Theresa Rees, Joseph (Freda), Nicole Dwyer, Michael (Mary-Jo), James, and Peter. Loved grandmother of Candace, Christopher, Jacqueline, Vanessa, Erin, Andrew, Elizabeth, Rhiannon, Alasdair, Sean, Stacy, Amanda, Alison, and Kyle and great grandmother of Lucas, Jacob, Abigail, Torrun, Gregory, Patrick, Oscar and Quinn.

DYER, Rev. Canon Walter John

Passed away on Thursday, April 14th, 2016.

DYER, Walter John Rev. Canon - Ordained with the Anglican Church of Canada for over 60 years, Paul Harris Fellow - peacefully with his family he loved by his side on Thursday April 14th, 2016 in his 97th year. Dearly beloved husband to Ina (née Robinson) for 71 years. Loving father to Alan (Susan) and Patricia Foskett (Stanley). Devoted grandfather of Phaedra Dyer-Morrison (T.J.), Patrick Benson (Rachel), Maura Dyer (Shawn) and Kendra Dyer (Matt). Proud great grandfather of George, Xander, Rory, Gabi, Colton, Madie, Brandon and Madison. Brother of the late Les. Survived by his sister in laws, June Kerr, Opal Murphy, Isobel Robinson and Beulah Robinson . Walter will be fondly remembered by his cousins in Canada and England and cousins of the “breakfast club”, many nieces, nephews, fellow Clergy, parishioners and many dear friends. From his years at the Brinton Carpet, Cavan General Store and the parishes of Creemore, St Margaret's in The Pines and the Parish of Cavan Manvers, Walter touched many lives. We can all find comfort now that he has gone to live in the presence of his faith that was so dear to him.

AITKEN, Muriel Helen

Passed away on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016.

AITKEN; Muriel Helen ~ Peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, at the age of 86. Muriel Aitken (nee Little) was the beloved spouse of Donald Smith and the late Eric James Aitken. Loving mother of Sandra Spencer (Chuck) and Diane Mourier (Steve Sanders). Loved grandmother of Lauren, Erin and Nicole Mourier and the late Linda Dawn Spencer. Fondly remembered by Mark Mourier. Sister of Norm Little (Shirley) and the late Jack, Cliff, Marj, Bob and Rene.

BURTON, Mary Margaret

Passed away on Sunday, April 10th, 2016.

Mary Margaret Burton
10 Sept 1937 - 10 Apr 2016

Passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, daughter Denise Barrett, son Gregory Burton and her beloved husband of 55 years Bill. She battled cancer for two years with great strength and serenity.

Proud, cherished and much-loved grandmother of Emma and Victoria Barrett, and mother-in-law to Michael Barrett and Jacquelyn Zelding Burton.

A devoted nurse for 35 years; those in her care always spoke fondly of her kindness and compassion.

GREER, Joan Marlene

Passed away on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016.

GREER; Joan M. ~ After a brief illness on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in her 80th year. Joan Greer (nee Burleigh) was the beloved wife for 63 years of Ken Greer. Loving mother of Charlotte Greer (Tony Militello) and with one of life’s twists, she joins her late son Sam, on what would have been his birthday, 25 years after his sudden death. Loved grandmother of Lucus (Sara), Jackson (Sarah), Leanna, Ben and Joe. Dear sister of James Burleigh (Solange) and the late John Burleigh (survived by his wife Chris) and the late June Green (the late Harold). Music was an important part of Joan’s life. She was an avid pianist and cherished being a long standing member of the Garden Hill United Church and Perrytown Anglican Church choirs. Joan and Ken where inseparable in all aspects of their life. Together they raised their family, ran the General Store and the Post Office in Campbellcroft, ON, side by side.


Passed away on Monday, April 4th, 2016.

`When the heart weeps for what is has lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found.` Bourque, Michel J., B. Arch – Passed peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Monday, April 4th, 2016, on the morning of his 63rd birthday. Beloved partner of Mercedes Picot, loving brother to Nicole and Robert (Jacqueline Fortin), cherished stepdad to Alex Picot-Annand. He will also be missed by many caring friends and Bloomsgrove neighbours. Born in Sherbrooke, Qc., Michel was a gifted artist, music lover and gentle spirit. Devoted to the revitalization of the municipality of Port Hope where he was employed.


Passed away on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.

NEWELL; Gary ~ After a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Gary Newell was the beloved brother of Grace Lodewyks (the late Peter), Kathy Armstrong (Charles) and the late Robert (survived by Laura). Gary will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and his god daughter Pietra Lodewyks.

HOLT, Doris

Passed away on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016.

HOLT, Doris ~ Passed away peacefully at Sunnycrest Nursing Home, Whitby on March 29, 2016. Doris, in her 80th year, was the beloved wife of Brian Holt for over 57 years. Loving mother of Daryl Holt (Denise). Doris will be missed by her extended family and friends.

GUIRY, Terrance Anthony

Passed away on Monday, March 28th, 2016.

GUIRY; Terrance Anthony (Terry) ~ Passed away suddenly at the Northumberland Hills Hospital with his family at his side on Monday, March 28, 2016. Terry was the son of the late James and Mary Guiry (nee Wilson). Beloved husband of Lillian Guiry (nee O’Connor). Cherished father of Michael of Japan, Rhonda Sorley of Brampton and Garrett of Cobourg. Loved Grandpa of Dylen Sorley of Brampton. Dear brother of Gordon (Jocelyne) of Quebec, Therese May (Barry) of Baltimore, and Carrol King of Cobourg. Predeceased by his sister Catherine Passmore and brother in law Gord King. Terry was dearly loved by many sister and brother in laws, nieces and nephews.

REEVES, Elenor

Passed away on Saturday, March 26th, 2016.

Elenor Reeves ~ On Saturday March 26th, 2016 at the age of 80, Elenor Edith Reeves (nee Belshaw), passed peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie surrounded by her family. She was born in Toronto at Women’s College Hospital. Elenor and her husband Bob, of almost 53 years, both grew up in Gravenhurst, and as a young couple moved to Toronto where they raised their children Karen (Larry Shields), Douglas (Jean Arnold) & John (Dorothee Keery), after which they retired to their hometown. Elenor was a proud Gramma to Lauren, Allyson, Jack & Kate, and they love her dearly. Elenor was predeceased by her parents Alex and Alice Belshaw, also long time residents of Gravenhurst and was the beloved sister of Betty (Gerry) Millar of White Rock B.C., Alex (Cecile) Belshaw both predeceased, and Ruth (Doug) Passmore of Hunstville. She was Auntie Elenor to 11 nieces and nephews, and will be sadly missed by her many dear friends. As a child, Elenor was asked by her teacher to name the 5 senses, to which she responded, “#1 a sense of humour”, and that sixth sense has served her well throughout her life. She will be remembered for her loving dedication to her family & friends. In memory of Elenor, her family would hope that you would do an unsolicited or unexpected act of kindness in her name.

SCOTT, Graham

Passed away on Saturday, March 26th, 2016.

SCOTT, Graham ~ Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on March 26, 2016 in his 66th year. Loving son of Don Scott and the late Gwen Scott. Cherished brother of Steve, Cameron (Lynn), Devon (John – predeceased), Lauren (Jim), and Martin. Graham will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

SELF, Betty Pearl

Passed away on Saturday, March 26th, 2016.

SELF; Betty Pearl (née Darling) ~ It is with great sadness that the Self family announces the passing of Betty on the 26th of March in her 61st year. The loving wife and best friend of Stuart Self. Proud mother of William (Christina), Elizabeth “Buffy” Johnston (Christian), and Stuart (Aline). Happily a Grandmother to Alexian and Hailey. Middle child of the late George and Viva Darling. Betty will be missed by sister-in-law Jean Darling (the late Bryon) and Marinka and their extended family, as well as Marlene Barry (Stan).


Passed away on Saturday, March 26th, 2016.

WAGG; Ray – Passed away at his home in Port Perry, with family by his side, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the age of 58. Ray was the son of Lloyd and Ruby Wagg. Beloved husband of Janice Hammond for over 25 years. Loving father of Megan Wagg and Colin Wagg; Step-father of Brandon Hammond, Janine Hammond (Brian Constantinides), and Jennifer Hammond. Proud papa to Trevor Hammond, Tyler Hammond and Emma Tamblyn. Ray will also be missed by his many siblings, extended family, and friends.

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