CRUICKSHANK: James Douglas of Port Dover

Posted by on June 8, 2014

CruickshankJames DouglasCRUICKSHANK, James “Douglas” of Port Dover passed away after a brief illness at St Joseph’s Hospital Hamilton on Wednesday June 4, 2014 in his 82nd year. Devoted husband of Maebelle, loving father to Alex (Gitte) of Klamath Falls,  Oregon, David (Laurie) of Calgary and Scott (Lisa) of Edmonton. Dear grandfather to Dina, Alasdair and Delaney.  He will be sadly missed by his brother Roger (Twila) of Vittoria. Douglas enjoyed doing many things, among them photography, especially of birds, woodworking, hiking and travelling. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life in memory of Douglas will be held Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 11am at Grace United Church corners of Chapman and St. George Sts. Port Dover. Rev. Frank Walker officiating. Interment at Woodhouse Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519)-583-1530. For anyone wishing, donations to your charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

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SMITH: Irene Marie (nee) Ryerse of Port Dover

Posted by on February 17, 2014

SMITH, ISmith Irenerene Marie (nee Ryerse), of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 16, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family in her 78th year. Predeceased by her companion Fred Iliffe. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Penny and Fred Long of Port Dover, Charlene and Mike O’Keefe of Petawawa and Deborah of Simcoe. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Shelby, Tara, Justin, Lindsey, Janice, Jason, Christopher, Trevor and Samantha and numerous great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lorne Ryerse and Shirley Kennington of Port Dover, Shirley Coulson of Port Dover and Bill Lediard of Port Dover. Irene was predeceased by her son Doug Long, grandson Darrin, and sister Helen Sayles. She spent many years working in the fishing industry and at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home. Irene was a RCL Volunteer for many years.  She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by her family. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Irene for visitation at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Wednesday, February 19, 2014  from 7 pm to 9 pm (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Irene’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11 am, followed by cremation. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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MACDONALD: Andrew Glenn “Gump”

Posted by on February 16, 2014

MACDOMacDonald AndrewNALD, Andrew Glenn of Port Dover passed away peacefully surrounded by his family  at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday February 15, 2014 in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Delcie for over 62 years, much loved father of Jane Goodlet, Andrew (Judy) and Catherine (Dave) Berta. Loving and devoted grandpa to Sarah (Jeff), Aaron (Hayley), Jesse and Cody. Great grandpa to Isaac and Aaliyah also step grandfather of Tye, Dustin (Andie Mae), Haiden and Irelyn. Andrew is also survived by his brother Maynard, sisters-in-law Connie and Barb. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James (Square Jim) and Mary Jane (Phillips) MacDonald, siblings and in-laws Albert, William, Alma (Jack), Jack (Red), Margaret (George) and son-in-law Dave Goodlet. Andrew was a lifelong resident of Port Dover and spent many hours on the lake fishing both commercially and recreationally. His kindness and sense of humour will be missed. A special thanks to the CCAC nurses and homecare. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519)-583-1530. A service to Celebrate Andrew’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Port Dover on Wednesday February 19, 2014  at 1pm. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Port Dover Harbour Museum would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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PRUSKY: Karen I (Purcell) of Port Dover

Posted by on December 18, 2013

PRUSKY, Karen of Port Dover passed away Monday December 16, 2013 at the Juravinski Hospital Hamilton in her 56th year. Karen is survived by her loving husband Emil, cherished children Derek (Sara) of Port Dover, Krystal of Langton, daughter-in-law Joanne and precious grandchildren Steven, Brian, Nathan, Emil Jr. and Shinese. Karen is also survived by her siblings Duane (Char), Dave (Gail), Sandy (Jim), Patti (Glen), Diane and sister-in-law Margo all of Winnipeg. Karen loved to travel, go on scenic rides, had a thing for shoes and a love for her mini horse Annie. A loving person who would much rather give than receive. A Celebration of Life will be held in Karen’s memory on Saturday December 21, 2013 at 1pm to 2pm at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519)-583-1530. For those wishing donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD: BETTE L (Forsythe) of Nanticoke

Posted by on December 8, 2013

McDONALD001, Bette Louise of Nanticoke passed away at home with her loving family at her side on December 8, 2013. Bette is survived by her adoring husband Jim, cherished daughters Jodi of Hamilton and Amy (Richard) Dohar of Petawawa and precious grandchildren Jeffrey, Emily and Evan. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Lenna and sister Phyllis. Bette loved to travel; one of her favourite destinations was Florida. She was a Lions member and most important a full time wife, mother and grandmother. Friends are invited to meet with family to share their memories of Bette on December 10, 2013 from 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm at THOMPSON WATERS FUNEARL HOME 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519) 583-1530. A service to Celebrate Bette’s life will be held at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Chapel December 11, 2013 at 11am. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Followed by interment at Port  Dover Cemetery. For  those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.Online condolences and or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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FOLEY: Helen Lucille (Pankhurst) of Port Dover

Posted by on December 6, 2013

FOLEY, Helen Lucille (nee Pankhurst) passed away following a courageous battle with cancer on December 4, 2013 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 61st year. Loving mother of April (Jeff Burroughs) of Hamilton, dear sister and sister-in-law of Neil (Peggy) , Dave (Joyce) , Joyce, Ruth (Blake), Barry and Barb. Honoured grandmother of Torin, Tyler and Maegan. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Laura, brothers Fred, Archie and Perry, sisters Miriam and Jane, and brothers-in-law Stewart and Don and grandaughter Kaitlyn. Lucille loved her game of scrabble with long time friend Dorothy. She is loved and will be missed. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to meet with family to share memories of Lucille Sunday December 8, 2013 from 12 noon to 2pm followed by a Memorial Service at 2pm at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave Port Dover (519) 583-1530. Reverend Brian Elder officiating. Donations to the Juravinski Hospital, Norfolk General Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made atwww.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

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MASON: Laird Ian of Port Dover

Posted by on December 2, 2013

MASON, LaLaird Masonird Ian passed away peacefully after a brief illness December 2, 2013 at Norfolk General Hospital Simcoe in his 86th year. Laird is survived by his loving daughter Cheryl Copeman, and precious grandchildren Alexis and Lee. Brother and brother-in-law to Ora (Annie) Mason of Port Dover and Muriel Birdsell of Renton. Laird is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Doris, son Michael, brothers-in-law John Murphy and Wilf Birdsell, sister-in-law Edith Murphy and son-in-law Dick Copeman. Laird was best known as the local plumber plying his trade for over 40 years in the area before handing the reigns of the business over to his son-in-law Dick. Former president of the Port Dover Lions Club and member of the I.O.O.F. for over 60 years. Laird will be remembered by all who knew him. A graveside service will be held at the Port Dover Cemetery Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10am, with all family and friends invited to attend. Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519) 583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Norfolk General Hospital or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and or donations can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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McFARLANE: ROBIN of Port Dover

Posted by on December 2, 2013

McFARLANE, Robin of Port Dover passed away surrounded by the love of her family at the Juravinski Cancer Centre Hamilton November 24, 2013 in her 55th year. DeRobin McFarlanearly loved mother of Rebecca and Amanda. Proud daughter of Verna Watkinson, loving step-daughter of Florence Watkinson. Cherished sister and sister-in-law of Richard and Joanne Watkinson of Belleville. Will be lovingly remembered by Craig, Jo-Anne and best friend Patty Stanley. Predeceased by father Charles “Chuck” Watkinson and sister Raye-Ellen. Robin loved the water and boating; she was the first female to serve as Commodore of the Port Dover Yacht Club and loved crossing the pond for the “Dover Days in Erie”. She will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved her. A Celebration of Life will be held in Robin’s name at the Beach House  restaurant on Walker St. Port Dover November 29, 2013 4pm – 8pm. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519)-583-1530. For those wishing donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Trillium Gift of Life Network would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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INNES: William Howell of Port Dover

Posted by on November 21, 2013

INNES, WilliWilliam Innes 2am Howell of Port Dover passed away suddenly on November 19, 2013 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Iris, loving father and father-in-law of Graeme of Milton, Julia of Montreal, and Andrew (Judy) of England. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan and Katie. William is also survived by his brother Alick (Gail) of Oakville. Predeceased by parents William and Ivey. William loved airplanes and spent his entire working life in the aeronautics industry. This passion continued into his retirement, spending time building model aircraft. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In keeping with William’s wishes cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to meet with family on Saturday November 23, 2013 at 1pm to share memories of William with a Memorial Service to follow at 2pm. at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave. Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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Macaulay: Diane Elizabeth of Port Dover

Posted by on November 3, 2013

MACAULAY, Diane Elizabeth of Port Dover left to be with the Lord on Sunday November 3, 2013 in her 69th year. Loving wife and best friend of 48 years to John. CheriDiane Macaulay - Largeshed and devoted mother of Janet who was the light of her life. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Donald (Verna) Grant of Orillia, Terry (Laureen) Grant of Wasaga Beach, Judith (Frank) Hartman of Regina, Cheryl (Jeff) Myke of Corinth, Jean Elliot, Donald Macaulay, Gordon Macaulay and Rose. Sister by choice and love to Sharon and Ron Bush and “second mom” to Roxanne and Keith. Loving godmother to Lauren and Meg Chalmers. Diane is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Thelma and brother Garry. Diane was a long standing member of Knox Presbyterian Church her greatest joys in life were family and friends; all of whom she cherished and all were blessed to have her in their lives. This world was a better place because Diane was in it and she leaves all who knew and loved her with precious memories that will help mend our saddened hearts. A service to Celebrate Diane’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (Chapman and St. George Sts.) Port Dover, Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 11am. followed by internment at Port Dover Cemetery. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave. Port Dover, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations in honour and memory of Diane can be  made to Knox Presbyterian Church or World Vision and would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/ or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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EMBLETON: John Gifford “Giff” of Port Dover

Posted by on October 23, 2013

EMBLETON, John Gifford “Giff” of Port Dover passed away suddenly at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday October 20, 2013 in his 80th year. Giff is survived by hEmbleton-largeis loving wife Gail, cherished children Kelly Lee and Abby Ellen both of Port Dover and adored grandchild John. Fondly remembered by his brother Lee and sister-in-law Colleen of Niagara Falls and brother -in-law Ian Smith also nephews Bobby and Michael. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth Ellen (Beth). In his younger years Giff was a member of the drum corp, although no longer a member his passion for the corp continued, he was a car enthusiast, record collector and enjoyed trips with his daughter in her 18 wheeler. In keeping with Giff’s wishes cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519)-583-1530. For those wishing donations to Autism Ontario or the Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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WICKER: Barry M. Of Port Dover

Posted by on October 12, 2013

WICKER, BarryWicker-largeBarry Mackenzie, of Port Dover, it is with great sadness  that we announce Barry’s passing, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Carol and loving father to Jeremy and his wife Josie.  Dearly loved son of Margaret (Peggy) and the late Allan Wicker. Much loved brother of Marilyn Nigh and her husband David of Waterloo. Will be sadly missed by his niece Laura and nephew Peter and great-nieces and nephews, Katie, Ryan, David, Eric and Sophia.  Dearest nephew of Kay Thompson. Barry was a well respected businessman and member of the Port Dover community; he was the owner/operator of Wicker & Son Insurance Brokers since 1963, which his father Allan started in 1931. In 1995 he was joined by his son Jeremy and his wife Josie. In his retirement, Barry rediscovered his love of fishing and spent many hours trying to land the big one. Barry was also a longtime member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Barry at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4 pm to 7 pm., all other services are private.  For those wishing, donations to Simcoe and District Humane Society, Grace United Church Accessibility Fund or St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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KRULL: Alice Isabella of Port Dover

Posted by on September 29, 2013

KRULL, Alice, (AliceKrull-largenee Shand) of Port Dover, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Dover Cliffs LTC on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband David (1981). Dearly loved mother of Barbara Harrison and Jack Krull both of Port Dover.  Cherished grandmother of Richard (Moni), David (Adreanne) and Amanda (Michael), great-grandmother of Ben. Dear sister of Doris Lindsay. Will be  fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Theresa.  Predeceased by her parents Peter and Isabella Shand, son Jim, son-in-law Darrel, brothers James, John and George and sister Mary Cuerrier. Alice was a lifelong resident of Port Dover, she was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and former member of the Heather Club.  A Service to Celebrate Alice’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, (Chapman & St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 2 pm, followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. The Reverend Cathy Kay officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Brantford, Hamilton, Simcoe

BUSH: David Leonard of Port Dover

Posted by on September 26, 2013

BUSH, David, passed away at Leisure Living in Jarvis on  Saturday, September 21, 2013 in his 62nd year. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Dylan and Tara Bush of DavidBush-largePort Dover, Holley Bush and Gary Schoffro of Simcoe, April and Rick Curtis and Laural and Flip Netolicky  all of Florida. Loving grandfather of Chloe, Ricky, Noah, Carson and Rain. Dear brother of Doug Bush of Port Dover and Mary Ann Walsh of Jarvis.  Predeceased by his wife Margaret (nee Morrison) and parents George and Helen. Dave was a lifelong resident of Port Dover and loved being near the lake. He will be missed and remembered by his extended family and many friends. Friends are invited to meet with the family  for visitation on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 11am – 2pm at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME,102 First Ave., Port Dover 519-583-1530, followed by a graveside service at Port Dover Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow the graveside service at the Port Dover Royal Canadian Legion Market St. Port Dover.  For those wishing, donations to Port Dover Harbour Museum would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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JONES: Hilda of Port Dover

Posted by on September 26, 2013

JONES, Hilda oHildaJones-largef Port Dover, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC, on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in her 89th year. Cherished mother of Gary Jones (Susan Robertson) of Port Dover and Anthony Jones of Port St. Lucy, Florida. Dearly loved grandmother of Rosie, Brittany, Konan and Toran, great-grandmother of Rhys, Brooke, Dharia, Amber and Jordon and great-great-grandmother of Brody. Hilda was predeceased by her husband Alfred, daughter Karen, son Gordon, her parents John and Jessie and twelve brothers and sisters. Hilda was a proud Scot by birth and a proud Canadian by choice. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Hilda on Friday September 27, 2013 from noon to 2 pm, followed by a service at 2 pm at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society  would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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BARKER: Nancy Jane of Port Dover

Posted by on September 10, 2013

BARKER, Nancy Barker - LargeNancy Jane of Port Dover passed away suddenly on September 6, 2013 at Norfolk General Hospital in her 67th year.  Nancy will be missed by Barbara Harrison and family, the Barker family and many friends and relatives. Predeceased by her parents James and Marion Shand and infant son Thomas Peter. She lived at Dover Cliffs LTC for many years and will be fondly remembered by the staff and residents. Nancy was a long time member of Grace United Church.  A Memorial Service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11 am at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Woodhouse Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to Grace United Church Accessibility Fund or Multiple Sclerosis would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, Port Dover (519) 583-1530. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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HELKA: Clifford of Port Dover

Posted by on September 10, 2013

HELKA, Clifford of Port Dover, passed away peacefully at home following a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of his family, on WednesdCliffordHelka-largeay, September 4, 2013, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Joyce. Cherished father and father-in-law of Russell (Sharon) of Simcoe and Tammy (Scott) of Port Dover. Loving grandfather of Chantelle, Chelseay, Hannah, Riley and Krysten. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bruce (Kaye) of Sprucedale and Orvill (Lois) of Selkirk. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Clifford had many hobbies, among them, woodworking, playing cards, cutting wood, snowshoeing, and a connoisseur of desserts, but most of all he loved playing the guitar. It is with regret we announce the “Country Pickin’ Wood Physician” has left the building. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held October 5, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm at 1017 Main St. Port Dover. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, Port Dover (519) 583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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BRISSEAU: Richard Dale (Dick) of Port Dover

Posted by on August 21, 2013

BRISSEAU,RichardBrisseau-large Richard Dale “Dick”, of Port Dover, passed away suddenly but peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013  in his 73rd year. Dick is survived by his former wife Donna and her friend Ed., daughters Sandy (Brian Bennett) and Susie (Gerald). Loved Poppa to Matthew (Brittany) and Cassie (Goose). Loving brother to Harvey (Lillian), Wanetta, Betty (Larry) and Bernard. Dick was also survived by his Aunt Maxine, special brother to Susan (Frank) and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Mabel, sisters Velma, Leona, brother, Weldon, grandson Shawn Douglas McGarrity, father-in-law and mother-in-law Alan (Squeak) and Golda Matthews. Dick will be missed by Doug McGarrity (Diane). Dick loved to spend time with his grandkids, Matt & Cassie, also spending time with Susie and his family. He loved spending time at the pier. Dick was born and raised in Port Burwell, moved to Port Dover in 1959. He was a commercial fisherman until 1972 then worked at Ivey’s greenhouse until it closed in 1992. Dick will be greatly missed by all the residents and staff at Dover Cliffs LTC. Dick’s four legged friends, Chloe, Molly and Haymow will also miss him. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Dick at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Thursday, August 22, 2013 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm and Friday, August 23, 2013 from 10 am to noon. A Service to Celebrate Dick’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Friday at 1 pm. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to NGH Foundation, Dover Cliffs LTC or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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CASSIDY: JOHN RICHARD of Simcoe

Posted by on August 6, 2013

CASSIDY, John Richard of Simcoe, passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, August 3, 2013 in his 66th year. Dearly loved father of  Mark (Jennifer) of PoCassidy large 6rt Dover and Julie of Oakville. Will be sadly missed by his  grandchildren, Ryan and Sloane. Much loved  brother  and brother-in-law of Larry of Simcoe, Walter Jr. of Cayuga, James of Simcoe, Linda and Gord Gill of Simcoe, and Nancy and George Doughty of Jarvis. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Mildred, sister Marybell “Boots” Gunther and sister-in-law Brenda.  Before retirement John worked in the roads department for Norfolk County. He loved to hunt and fish with Mark and lived for opening day of deer season. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends, fond memories will be  held by all that knew him.  In keeping with John’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life to honour John’s life will be held on Thursday August 8, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm at his son Mark’s residence, 1080 Charlottleville Rd. 8, Simcoe. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, Port Dover (519)583-1530. For those wishing, donations to Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake or Sick Kid’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneral home.ca

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Follington: James Richard (Rick) of Woodstock formerly of Port Dover

Posted by on July 10, 2013

FOLLINGTONRickFollington-large, James Richard “Rick” of Woodstock, formerly of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in his 63rd year after a very short but courageous battle with cancer. Cherished husband of Theresa (Sullivan). Loving father and father-in-law of Jason of Simcoe, Jimmy and Leslie of Delhi, Tyler of Woodstock, step-daughter Kerri Swick and Dean of Simcoe and step-son Jeffrey Sullivan and Kate of Schomberg. Proud and loving grandfather/papa to Dominic, Nicholas, Jesse, Veeda, and proud and loving Beepa to Adam, and Ryan. Rick will be sadly missed by his many siblings and other family members.  Predeceased by his parents Irene and James, and grandsons Michael and Nathan. The family would like to give a special Thank You to Fran, Lisa, Patty, Carol, Karen and all the nurses on 4B for their care, love and support. Rick was a great joke teller, loved to play golf, and was a diehard Maple Leaf fan. His true passion was collecting Archie Comic Books, spending hours reading them. Rick was a welder at Forestdale Metal in Woodstock and will be sadly missed by his co-workers and all his friends at Dino’s Restaurant. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Rick at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 7 pm to 9 pm (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Rick’s Life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, (St. George & Market Sts.) Port Dover on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11am. The Reverend Canon Lynne Thackwray officiating. Cremation to follow.  For those wishing, donations to NGH Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

 

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PHILLIPS: Irene Jean of Port Dover

Posted by on July 10, 2013

PHILLIPS, Irene (nee Noble) of Port Dover, passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in her 86th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph and cherished daughter Joanne Novinka.  Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Edward and Deb, Diane and Brian Lampman and David Novinka and Karen. Proud and loving grandmother of  Michael and Lisa, Leslie and Brett, Robin and Andrew, Philip and Elyssa, Derek and Corrie Lynn and great-grandmother of Nicholas,  Jacob and Sarah.  She will be fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law, Mary Phillips, Lois Keefer and many nieces and nephews. Irene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family was always first and foremost. She was a very active member of the RCL Ladies Auxiliary Branch #158, giving countless hours of her time to help. Irene  will be sadly missed by her bus trip partner Pat Coffer and her good friend Dory Lindsay. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date. A Celebration of Irene’s life will be held at the Port Dover RCL Branch #158 (Market and St. Patrick Sts.) Port Dover on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME (519) 583-1530.  For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or  condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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HOFFMAN: Carol of Brantford formerly of Port Dover

Posted by on May 26, 2013

HOFFMAN Carol of Brantford, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Devoted and lovinCarolHoffman.largeg mother, grandmother and mother-in-law of Greg (Laura) Eyre and children Ryan and Shannon, Michelle (Rick) Miranda and children Samantha, Taylor, Daniel, Lisa and Rachel, Cris Eyre and children Brandon and Nicholas and Andrea (Shawn) Little and son Robert. Carol was the previous wife of the late Roger Eyre (1981), daughter of the late Harold (1966) Hoffman and Eleanor (Allman Hoffman (1977). Carol was a registered nurse who graduated 1957 from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of nursing. She worked in various fields of nursing throughout her long and fulfilling career. Carol was a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross Society for many years and an active member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Port Dover and more recently, St. John’s Anglican Church in Brantford. Carol was a loving, fun, loyal and devoted mother and friend with a very big heart. She loved nursing and caring for others and was always available to lend a helping hand or to aid someone in their time of need. She brightened the lives of those around her, with her sense of humour and refusal to give up no  matter what. Despite her many health setbacks in recent years, she remained optimistic, cheerful and stoic to the end. She will be deeply missed by her many friends and loving family. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Lifecare, especially the staff on Pine Trail, especially Dr. D. Allan, the nursing staff, the support Workers, the housekeepers and the kitchen staff for their care, support and dedication to making her life comfortable and happy. Mom lived at St. Joseph’s for less than one year and was made to feel like a member of a warm and caring family. For those wishing, donations to St. John’s Anglican Church, Brantford, the SPCA or Humane Society or Port Dover Volunteer Fire Department. At Carol’s request all services are private family, taking place Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11 am . Father Chris Travers officiating. THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 have been entrusted with the arrangements. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Brantford, Hamilton, London, Simcoe

LINDSAY: DANNY of Simcoe formerly of Port Dover

Posted by on May 19, 2013

LINDSAY, DDannyLindsay-largeanny of Simcoe, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in his 60th year. Dearly loved husband of Cheryl Ann.  Loving father and father-in-law of Keith and Melisa of Delhi, Daniel of Simcoe, Amanda and William of Delhi and Tiffany of Simcoe. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Cliff (Sonney) and Trish of Brantford and John of Workworth. He will be sadly missed by his many grandchildren and his 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by his parents William and Bertha Lindsay and brothers, Jack, Jim and Bill. Danny enjoyed fishing, camping and berry picking.. He was a hockey fan and loved watching the Maple Leafs. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Danny on Thursday, May 23, 2013  for visitation from 11 am to 1 pm followed by a service to celebrate Danny’s life at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530.  Captains Stephen and Karen Holland officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, donations to  Eastern Star would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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SINCLAIR: Margaret (nee Johnston) of Port Dover

Posted by on May 14, 2013

SINCLAIR, Margaret (nee Johnston) of Port Dover, passed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in her 57th year. CherishedMargaretSinclair-large and loved mother of Amy Sinclair and her husband Paul McRae. Proud and loving grandmother of Nora and Kahlan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gillian Wilson (Johnston)  and Allan,  Sally Allan and Jim. Will be missed by Mich Sinclair. Predeceased by her parents Phil and Nora Johnston. Marg was born in Simcoe, but had a special place in her heart for Port Dover. Her much loved dogs Oh-den and Jade will miss her deeply. Her dogs were her best friends and her granddaughters were her life. Friends and family will always have fond memories of her incredible witty sense of humour and love of entertaining. Marg was a member of Zoo League at Victoria Curling Club in Hamilton for many years.  A graveside service will be held to honour Marg’s life on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 3 pm at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. A Celebration of Life in Marg’s memory will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 4 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #158 Port Dover. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 519-583-1530 Port Dover. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Brantford, Hamilton, Simcoe

COLLINS: Albert Byron of Port Dover

Posted by on May 6, 2013

COLLINS, AAlbertCollins-largelbert Byron “Al” of Port Dover, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, May 3, 2013 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Sandra. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Dan and Melissa of London, Lorraine Martin and Bob of St. Thomas and Katie Hutchinson and Don of Simcoe. Loving grandfather of Justin (Paige), Jason, Kristy, Troy, Olivia, and Logan, great-grandfather of Lexi and Bailey. Dear brother of Weyburn of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents George and Katherine and brother, Arthur. Al loved bluegrass music and spent many hours sharing it with other fans. He not only played guitar but was a guitar maker. Al will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him. He will be fondly remembered for his great smile and friendly, outgoing nature.”Keep pick’n and grin’n”. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Al on Tuesday, May  7, 2013 from 7pm to 9 pm (evening only) at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Al’s life will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11 am in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Brantford, Hamilton, London, Simcoe

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