Posted by on December 20, 2014

SmithGordonSMITH: Gordon Edward
On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, two days shy of his 95th birthday and ten days after his 68th wedding anniversary, Gord passed away in hospital in Lindsay, Ontario.
Born Gordon Edward in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1919, he was Gord to all who knew him. His early life and school years were spent with his grandparents, who raised him on their farm and sent him to school on his own horse with a rifle tucked in the saddle.
In 1943, at age 24, after working for Ferry Command as an aircraft instrument technician, Gord joined the RCAF and travelled to Toronto to train for deployment to Europe during the Second World War. This was a decision that would lead him to the woman with whom he would share the rest of his life.
Standing tall at 5’4”, Gord was issued a standard uniform by the RCAF, which required immediate alterations. He brought his uniform to the tailor shop of William Orange in Toronto. Upon arrival, he was sent to the back of the shop where the tailor’s daughter, Florence, waited to take his measurements and hem his raincoat. As she began pinning, Gord often recalled, he knew in that moment that she would always be by his side.
Gord was sent to Europe within weeks, but they wrote each other often. One day, the letters stopped abruptly. Florence soon learned that Gord, a rear gunner on loan to the RAF 620 Squadron, had been wounded in action over Northern Holland. With strength and determination, he made a full recovery and returned to Florence in July, 1945.
They were married and became Gord and Flo to all who knew them. Gord studied at the University of Toronto and began work for the Welfare Division of the City of Toronto. When he retired after 35 years with the City, he was the Chief District Administrator for the GTA.
Gord and Flo had three daughters, Erin, Dawn, and Kerry. Together, they packed their young family and all of their camping supplies into their tiny Volkswagen Beetle for countless adventures. Killbear Provincial Park was a favourite spot as was the Bay of Fundy, where Gord and Flo bought a cottage and hosted the entire family and their families for years.
Gord was a man of many gifts and interests, including woodworking. At age 85, he built a fully functional, cedar strip, ocean-going kayak that is the prized possession of his granddaughter Caitlin. During that particular project, which consumed most of his waking hours (and his workshop and the garage), Flo was by his side, day and night, holding clamps, applying fibreglass, and taking pictures.
Gord and Flo shared a lifelong love of photography. Together, they captured and captioned nearly every memory, from their early married life right up to the present. They created an extensive collection of carefully curated photographs and slides that will endure as a loving legacy of the lives of two extraordinary people and the extended family that they nurtured and encouraged to grow and thrive.
His wife Flo, his daughters Erin (Lee), Dawn (Murray), and Kerry (Bill), his granddaughters Christie (Marc), Kirsten (Arun), and Caitlin, his great grandchildren Kieran, Milenne, and Manon, will forever
keep Gord in their hearts and celebrate all that he gave and all that he was: intelligent and curious, friend to so many, fighter, perfectionist, scotch drinker, photographer, woodworker, sailor, camper, avid traveller and driver, Florida Snowbird, square dancer, and most of all, loving husband and devoted dad and granddad.
The family’s deepest thanks go to Kalie and Robin, the staff at Ross Memorial Hospital, and all of Gord’s additional caregivers for their loving care and concern.
A private funeral for family and caregivers is being held Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Cannington, Ontario. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring of 2015 with details to be announced. He would be honoured to be remembered by a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Posted by on December 20, 2014

NixonLillianNIXON: Lillian Francis
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Lillian Frances Nixon (nee Barker), in her 94th year, was the beloved wife of 68 years of the late George Fred Nixon (2010). Loving mother of Carol and David, Judy and Clifton, Mark and Dallas, Grant and Pat. Dear grandma of Todd, Cliff, Colleen, Mary Lue, Jane, Chantel, Zoe, Matthew, Alexander, Brent, Jaimie and 22 great grandchildren. Survived by one brother Jim Barker and one sister Marion French. Predeceased by one son Jim (1996 ) and two sisters Florence and Elinor. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home , 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington, on Sunday, December 21st from 7-9 pm. Funeral Service from Cresswell Presbyterian Church on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 am. Visitation in the Church from 10 am until time of Service at 11:00 am. Internment of cremated remains later at St. Andrews Cemetery in Orillia. As a remembrance, donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Hospital for Sick Children, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on December 19, 2014

SmithGordonSMITH: Gordon Edward
On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, two days shy of his 95th birthday and ten days after his 68th wedding anniversary, Gord passed away in hospital in Lindsay, Ontario.
Born Gordon Edward in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1919, he was Gord to all who knew him. His early life and school years were spent with his grandparents, who raised him on their farm and sent him to school on his own horse with a rifle tucked in the saddle.
In 1943, at age 24, after working for Ferry Command as an aircraft instrument technician, Gord joined the RCAF and travelled to Toronto to train for deployment to Europe during the Second World War. This was a decision that would lead him to the woman with whom he would share the rest of his life.
Standing tall at 5’4”, Gord was issued a standard uniform by the RCAF, which required immediate alterations. He brought his uniform to the tailor shop of William Orange in Toronto. Upon arrival, he was sent to the back of the shop where the tailor’s daughter, Florence, waited to take his measurements and hem his raincoat. As she began pinning, Gord often recalled, he knew in that moment that she would always be by his side.
Gord was sent to Europe within weeks, but they wrote each other often. One day, the letters stopped abruptly. Florence soon learned that Gord, a rear gunner on loan to the RAF 620 Squadron, had been wounded in action over Northern Holland. With strength and determination, he made a full recovery and returned to Florence in July, 1945.
They were married and became Gord and Flo to all who knew them. Gord studied at the University of Toronto and began work for the Welfare Division of the City of Toronto. When he retired after 35 years with the City, he was the Chief District Administrator for the GTA.
Gord and Flo had three daughters, Erin, Dawn, and Kerry. Together, they packed their young family and all of their camping supplies into their tiny Volkswagen Beetle for countless adventures. Killbear Provincial Park was a favourite spot as was the Bay of Fundy, where Gord and Flo bought a cottage and hosted the entire family and their families for years.
Gord was a man of many gifts and interests, including woodworking. At age 85, he built a fully functional, cedar strip, ocean-going kayak that is the prized possession of his granddaughter Caitlin. During that particular project, which consumed most of his waking hours (and his workshop and the garage), Flo was by his side, day and night, holding clamps, applying fibreglass, and taking pictures.
Gord and Flo shared a lifelong love of photography. Together, they captured and captioned nearly every memory, from their early married life right up to the present. They created an extensive collection of carefully curated photographs and slides that will endure as a loving legacy of the lives of two extraordinary people and the extended family that they nurtured and encouraged to grow and thrive.
His wife Flo, his daughters Erin (Lee), Dawn (Murray), and Kerry (Bill), his granddaughters Christie (Marc), Kirsten (Arun), and Caitlin, his great grandchildren Kieran, Milenne, and Manon, will forever
keep Gord in their hearts and celebrate all that he gave and all that he was: intelligent and curious, friend to so many, fighter, perfectionist, scotch drinker, photographer, woodworker, sailor, camper, avid traveller and driver, Florida Snowbird, square dancer, and most of all, loving husband and devoted dad and granddad.
The family’s deepest thanks go to Kalie and Robin, the staff at Ross Memorial Hospital, and all of Gord’s additional caregivers for their loving care and concern.
A private funeral for family and caregivers is being held Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Cannington, Ontario. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring of 2015 with details to be announced. He would be honoured to be remembered by a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Posted by on December 4, 2014

McKagueMarion McKAGUE: Marion
Entered into rest peacefully at Caressant Care on McLaughlin in Lindsay on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Marion Eugenie Willina McKague, in her 84th year, was a Public School Teacher for 35 years with the Hamilton Board of Education. Loving daughter of the late Verna and Harold McKague. Survived by her brother Dean McKague of Woodville, her sister Jean (Bryce) Oliver of Dundas and sister-in-law Rosalind McKague of Ancaster. Predeceased by her brother Clare (2011) and by her 2 sister-in-laws Dorothy (2000) and Greeta (2011). Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews Carol (Ralph) Park of Lindsay, Robert of Kelowna BC, David (Linda) of Woodville, Wendy (Paul) Ellis of Lindsay, Shauneen (Michael) Bruder of Oakville, Kathryn (Jim) Vincelli of Dundas, Jennifer (Barry) Beavers of Ancaster, Michael (Sue) of Ancaster, Diane (Tom) Ferns of Waterdown and their families. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington, on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in Woodville United Church, corner of Nappadale and King St. on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Visitation in the Church from 12 noon until time of Service at 1:00 pm. Interment CedarVale Cemetery in Cannington. As a remembrance, donations to Woodville United Church or the Alzheimer’s Society, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on October 27, 2014

WhitfieldIreneWHITFIELD: Irene
Entered into rest peacefully with family by her side at Caressant Care in Lindsay on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Irene Whitfield (nee Budd ) in her 99th year, was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Whitfield (1985 ). Loving mother of Marian Thompson (Bill predeceased), Helen Whitfield predeceased, Barbara and Larry Ratuszny predeceased, Judy Rea, and Janice (Neil) Brown. Dearly remembered by her grandchildren Bryan, Cheryl (Myles), Paul (Sheila), Jeff (Karri), Tracy (Justin), Todd (Malia), Lisa (John), Lori (Eden), Jason (Linda), Kevin (Natalie), and great grandchildren Amanda, Nolan, Tyson, Trent, Camryn, Simon, Sydney, Branndon, Joey and Jordan. Survived by one sister Hazel (Ralph) Veale of Beaverton. Predeceased by 3 sisters Alberta, Lillian and Blanche. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service from Woodville United Church on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society or the Hospital for Sick Children, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on July 15, 2014

CottonWilmaCOTTON: Wilma (nee Seymour) late of Port Perry formerly of Woodville and Cannington
Entered into rest suddenly at Lakeridge Health Services in Port Perry on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. Wilma Josephine Cotton (nee Seymour) in her 85th year, was the beloved wife of the late Ray Dure Cotton (2010). Loving mother of Cameron of Nakina, ON and Eric (Vicki) of Cannington, ON. Dear grandma of Jeff, Sam and Zach. Predeceased by her sister Myrtle Bedford and one grandson David. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St.S. in Cannington on Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 1:00 pm until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2:00 pm. Interment Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cannington. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on June 30, 2014

KeithMae1KEITH: Mary Ann (Mae)
Entered into rest peacefully at the Bon Air Nursing Home in Cannington on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. Mae Keith (nee Wallace), in her 100th year, was the beloved wife of the late David Moore Keith (1975). Loving mother of Peggy Keith-Fennell (Alan Fennell) of Cannington and the late Tommy Keith (1965). Fondly remembered by her sister-in-laws Jeanne Wallace, Shirley MacDonald and Merretta Wallace, also many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Northern Ireland. Predeceased by her parents Agnes (McKeag) Wallace (1973) and David Wallace (1980), sisters Winnifred (Bob) Wood (1935), Hazel (Bert) Campbell (2008), Margaret (George) Clay (2011) and brothers David (1936), Ronald (2003) and Roy Wallace (2009). Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service in the Cannington Chapel on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 am. Interment Sunderland Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Gideons International, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on June 23, 2014

SamisPearlSAMIS: Pearl
After many happy years in her own home in Cannington Pearl entered into rest peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. Pearl Irene Samis (nee Wakelin), in her 95th year, was the beloved wife of the late Edward Lambert Samis (1990). Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral Service from Trinity United Church on Monday, June 30th, 2014 with more visitation from 1:00 pm until time of Funeral Service at 2:00 pm. Interment Cedar Vale Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to Trinity United Church, Hospice Kawartha Lakes or the Palliative Care Unit at Ross Memorial Hospital, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on June 23, 2014

De La MatterPhyllisDE LA MATTER: Phyllis
Entered into rest suddenly at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Jack De La matter (1997) and the late G. Leslie Taylor ( 1971 ) Devoted mother of Marilyn (Larry) Woolston of Toronto, Shirley (Larry) McDowell of Scarborough and step sons David De La Matter of Lindsay and Doug De La Matter of Barry’s Bay. Dearly remembered by her step granddaughter Katie De La Matter. Dear sister of Joyce Waddell, Ken Beirness, Ralph Beirness and Percy Beirness. Predeceased by six siblings, Edgar, Ray and Albert Beirness, Ruth Westover, Hazel Fuller and Patricia Smith. Friends are invited to call at St. Andrews United Church, 10 Church St. in Sunderland on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 from 1:00 pm until time of Funeral Service at 2:00 pm. Interment of cremated remains at Sunderland Cemetery at a later date. As a remembrance, donations to Vroomanton United Church or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on April 24, 2014

WelchLindaWELCH: Lynda

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lynda Welch (nee Miller), at the age of 69. After a courageous battle with cancer, Lynda died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Lynda will be forever missed by her loving husband of 52 years and lifelong best friend Larry Welch. She was the amazing and much loved mother of Janie (Bern) Kelly and Rick (Cathy) Welch. Adored by grandchildren Alyssa, Samantha and Nicole Welch, Kyle and Keenan Kelly and great-grandson Isaac Welch. Greatly missed by her sisters Myrtle Alldred and Lucille Haight. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 98 River Street in Sunderland, on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Interment Sunderland Cemetery. If desired, donations to Lakeridge Regional Cancer Centre, the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice, would be gratefully appreciated.

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Posted by on April 20, 2014

NIXON,NixonHarry John Henry (Harry)
Entered into rest at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry on Friday, April 18th, 2014. Harry Nixon, in his 83rd year, was the beloved husband of Susan Ruth Nixon (nee Oliver) for almost 60 years. Loving father of Virginia (Ginny) Nixon, John (Heather) Nixon and their children Jacqueline & Kevin, Peter (Lisa) Nixon and their children Jessica, Matthew & Laura and Patrick (Joanne) Nixon and their children Sophia & Isla. Dear brother of Barbara Savage, William Nixon and Elizabeth McKean (deceased). A graveside service of committal for the immediate family will take place at Pinedale Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for friends and relatives will take place in the month of June. Date, time and location to be announced later. As a remembrance, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on April 9, 2014

ParliamentWinifredPARLIAMENT; Winifred Jean (nee Will)
Entered into rest peacefully at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. Predeceased by husband Kenneth (2012), also brother Bob Roy and infant sister Doris May. Loving mother of Bob (Sue) of Halifax and Bill (Nancy) of Cannington. Dear Grandma of Nikki, Matt and Laura and great Grandma of Jacob and Benjamin. The family will receive friends at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St.S. in Cannington on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Interment at Cedar Vale Cemetery at a later date.  As a remembrance donations to Trinity United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences welcomed at
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Posted by on March 10, 2014

SheldonKaySHELDON:  Kay
Entered into rest at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Sunday, March 9th, 2014. Kathleen Mary Sheldon (nee Brethour), in her 88th year, was the beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Henry Sheldon (1988). Loving mother of Katherine (George) Goudis of Barrie, Barbara (Gerry) Metherel of Baltimore and Ann Sheldon of Guelph. Dear Granny of Kimberley, Robert (Misty), Kristen and Allison. Great Granny of Cameron & Daniel Stefani and Grace, Ava & Maya Goudis.  Predeceased by her siblings Helen Gerrow, Jack, Harold and Ross Brethour. Friends are invited to call at St. Andrews United Church, 10 Church St. in Sunderland on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 from 12 noon until time of Church Service at 2:00 pm. Interment Sunderland Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to Sunderland United Church or the Arthritis Society, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on March 3, 2014

McPhailMarian3McPHAIL: Marian Gertrude (Avis)

It is with great sadness that our family announces that Marian passed away at home on March 3, 2014 in her 90th year. Marian was born on Winona Drive, York Township, Ontario, October 2, 1924, the youngest of the four children of Ellen Reilly and Spencer John Avis. She is predeceased by siblings Charles Reilly Avis, Dr. Walter Spencer Avis (Faith Avis) and Kathleen (Kay) Ellen Corkum. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Allan G. McPhail; their children, Margaret McPhail (Terrence Burrell), Barbara McPhail (Richard Unterman), Allan G. McPhail (Brenda McPhail); granddaughters, Caitlin and Lesley Burrell, Rachel and Sarah Unterman, and Holly Davidson; brothers-in-law Lee Corkum and Donald McPhail and sister-in-law Norma McPhail. Marian will also be greatly missed by her many nephews and nieces, dear neighbors and close friends.
By all accounts Marian had a wonderful and happy childhood. She attended Rawlinson Public School and Vaughan Road Collegiate before graduating from Northern Secondary School. Following high school, she completed her hairdressing course at Marvel School of Hairdressing and received her certification in May 1943. On February 8, 1947, at Hillcrest Church of Christ, Toronto, she married Allan. They lived in Toronto and MacTier for the first few years, before settling in Cannington, Ontario in 1953, where they resided for over 60 years. Their large old home has been the centre for many happy gatherings, parties, and celebrations for family and friends. Marian was a successful businessperson in Cannington, operating Marian’s Beauty Salon from the mid 1950s to the early 1990s. She strongly believed in supporting her community and over the years was actively involved and held executive positions in the Cannington Figure Skating Club, Curling Club, and Home and School Association.  Marian also volunteered for Brock Good Neighbours, Meals on Wheels and Bon Air Nursing Home. More recently, she directed her considerable energy towards the Cannington Historical Society, which included organizing the quilt sale at the Cannington Quilt and Craft for over 20 years and supporting the local historical site and archives. She enthusiastically played bridge until this past summer and was an avid skier and golfer for many years. Marian was a strong advocate for the equality for women, a great role model, and actively practiced kindness, fairness and equal treatment for all.
The family wishes to thank Marian’s many friends and relatives, as well as the team of community health and palliative care professionals for all their care and support during her illness and at her death.  Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Friday, March 14th, from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. A memorial service will be held in the Thorne Funeral Home on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannington Historical Society.

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Posted by on March 2, 2014

MulockJim4MULOCK;  Jim 
Entered into rest peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Friday, February 28th, 2014. Walter James Mulock, in his 93rd year, was the beloved husband of the late Alice Violet Stell (2007). Loving father of Fred & Bonnie of Beaverton, Ross & Pamela of Woodville, Dean & Sandy of Peterborough, Neil & Sandra of Oakwood, Carl & Judy of Woodville, Sylvia Milec of Mississauga and Christine Robbins  of Cannington. Dearly remembered by 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 sister Elsie (Wilfred) Houghton. Predeceased by 2 sisters Marjorie (Frank) Straughan and Audrey (William) Lee. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Tuesday, March 4th, from 7-9 pm. Funeral Service from the Cannington Baptist Church, 60 Cameron St. W. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Visitation also in the Church from 12:00 noon until time of Service at 1:00 pm. Spring Interment Necropolis Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to the Cannington Baptist Church  or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on February 28, 2014

DixonEltaDIXON: Elta May
Entered into rest at the Bon Air Nursing Home in Cannington on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014. Elta May  Dixon ( nee Stephenson) in her  90th year, was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Morgan Dixon (2012).  Dear sister of Isobel (Bev) Neill of Cannington. Predeceased by brothers Carl and Ray Stephenson and sister Doreen Mitchell. Dearly remembered by sister-in-law Carolyn Dixon, Joyce Stephenson, Kathy Chatterton, and brother-in-law Lorne G. Dixon. Survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St.S. in Cannington on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 from 12:30 pm until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2:00 pm. Spring Interment  Smith’s Cemetery in Woodville. As a remembrance, donations to Woodville United Church or Bon Air Nursing Home, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on February 14, 2014

MacDonaldHughMacDONALD:  Hugh   (Formerly of Sunderland, late of Lindsay)
Entered into rest peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Hugh MacDonald, in his 93rd year, was the beloved husband of Mildred (nee Miller). Loving father of the late Janette (John) Pilgrim (2004) of Sunderland, Gail (Jim) Harrington of Orangeville and Ralph (Janet) MacDonald of Pefferlaw. Dearly remembered by his grandchildren George (Carrie) Pilgrim, Charlene (Rob) Coulter, Denise (Paul) Holloway, David (Terri) Harrington, Colleen (Will) Andrews, Stephanie (Jeff Horn) MacDonald and 11 great grandchildren Alicia, Cara & Ben Pilgrim, Brooklyn & Meghan Coulter, Kayleigh & Taryn Holloway, Molly & Isabel Harrington, Madelyn & Alexia Andrews. Special friends Dan Van Dyke and Todd White and their son Daniel Roman. Predeceased by his sister Ruth McDonald. Friends are invited to visit at St. Andrews United Church, 10 Church St. in Sunderland on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 1:30 pm until time of Funeral Service at 3:30 pm. Interment at Sunderland Cemetery.  As a remembrance, donations to St. Andrews United Church, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on January 16, 2014

AllenDarleneALLEN: Darlene
Entered into rest suddenly at her home in Cannington on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Darlene Ruth Allen in her 62nd year, was the beloved wife of Marshall Allen. Chosen daughter of the late Ross and Verna Heron. Loved by her daughter Sherry Allen-Gray (husband Gerald Gray) and grandchildren Elisabeth, Tyler and Brooke (children of Colin Woods) and by her daughter Sandy Frankland (husband Tyler Frankland) and twin grandsons Logan and Callan. Dearly remembered by her only sister Gayle Brown. Darlene was looking forward to the soon arrival of her first great grandchild whom Elisabeth has already named Hayven. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington, on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 1:30 pm until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2:30 pm. A reception will follow at  the Cannington Legion Hall hosted by the staff at Bon Air Nursing Home. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Erskine Cemetery in Pickering.

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Posted by on January 12, 2014

St JohnRubyST JOHN, Ruby
Entered into rest peacefully at the Strathaven Nursing Home in Bowmanville on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Ruby Ilenda St. John (nee Metherall, in her 97th, year, was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd St. John and the late Russell White. Loving mother of the late Rhoda Sheldon (2013) and her husband Rudy Sheldon (1996). Dear grandma of Russell and Renee Sheldon. Dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by all her siblings Earl, Les, Fred and Rose (Mrs. Joe Trotter). Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 98 River Street in Sunderland on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 am. Interment St. John Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to a Charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on January 10, 2014

HendersonBillHENDERSON: Bill
Entered into rest peacefully at his home with family by his side on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. William Morris Henderson. known as Bill to all who knew him, in his 95th year, was the beloved husband of Jessie May Baker for 71 years. Loving father of Doug (predeceased 2000) and his wife Judy of  Peterborough, Brian (Patricia) Henderson of Lindsay, Lorraine (Donald) Richardson of London, Murray (Cindy) Henderson of Peterborough, Allan (Susan) Henderson of Oshawa and Terry Henderson of Millbrook. Dearly remebered by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and nephew Bob Henderson (Nancy) of Victoria Harbour. Predeceased by brothers Jim and George..Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service from the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm followed by a reception at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Cresswell at 2:30 pm. Interment of cremated remains at McNeil Cemetery, Wick at a later date. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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Posted by on January 3, 2014

HendersonBillHENDERSON: Bill
Entered into rest peacefully at his home with family by his side on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. William Morris Henderson. known as Bill to all who knew him, in his 95th year, was the beloved husband of Jessie May Baker for 71 years. Loving father of Doug (predeceased 2000) and his wife Judy of  Peterborough, Brian (Patricia) Henderson of Lindsay, Lorraine (Donald) Richardson of London, Murray (Cindy) Henderson of Peterborough, Allan (Susan) Henderson of Oshawa and Terry Henderson of Millbrook. Dearly remebered by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and nephew Bob Henderson (Nancy) of Victoria Harbour. Predeceased by brothers Jim and George..Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service from the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm followed by a reception at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Cresswell at 2:30 pm. Interment of cremated remains at McNeil Cemetery, Wick at a later date. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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Posted by on January 3, 2014

TitcombeAlmaTITCOMBE: Alma
Entered into rest peacefully at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. Alma Frances Titcombe (nee White) in her 88th year, was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Herbert Titcombe (2011). Dear mother of Tom (Anita) Titcombe of Newmarket. Loving grandmother of Kelsey (Brandon) Titcombe Lemon. Dear sister of the late Gordon White (2013) and sister-in-law Joy White of Stouffville. Dearly remembered by niece Mary Ann White  and nephew David White. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home,109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 from 1:30 pm until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2:30 pm. Interment Sunderland Cemetery. If desired, donations to Lakeview  Manor in Beaverton or a Charity of your choice, would be appreciated .

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Posted by on December 13, 2013

JOHNSTON:  Sarah (Sadie)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at Parkview Nursing Home in Stouffville at the age of 102. Sadie Johnston (nee Dure) was the beloved wife of the late Roy Johnston (1995). Loving mother of David (Christine) Johnston and proud grandmother of Danielle. Predeceased by her sisters Laura Cotton and Eva Randall and daughter-in-law  Corinne. Special thank you to the staff and physicians who cared for Sadie for many years at Parkview Nursing Home. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St.S. in Cannington on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Interment Cedar Vale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Society or Trinity United Church in Cannington, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on December 11, 2013

ParkDonPARK, Don

Peacefully in his 89th year at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Monday, December 9th, 2013. Donald George Park, loving husband of Shirley (Sneath) and the late Janet Blackford. Loving father of Sandra, Trevor (Ines) and Terrence (Jean). Cherished Poppa of Kristopher (Nora), Megan, Rachel (fiance` Joshua) and Braden. and great grandfather to Malayah. Cherished step-father of Heidi (Marcus) and David. Step grand-father to Kachina, Julian, Kyra and Lydia. Dear brother of Gordon (Marie) of Ottawa. Predeceased by his brothers Jack and Bryce and his parents Wilmot and May Park. Brother-in-law to Evelyn and Rose. Don was maintenance supervisor for many years at Philco / Ford Electronics. An avid woodworker, gardener and music lover. He will be dearly missed by all. Visitation from the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St.S. in Cannington, on Friday, December 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service from Trinity United Church, 50 Laidlaw St. N. in Cannington on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  Visitation 1 hour before Service. Interment Necropolis Cemetery in Brock Township. As a remembrance, donations to Trinity United Church, would be appreciated.

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Posted by on December 6, 2013

UnderwoodBob1UNDERWOOD, Bob
It is with  heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving father and husband, Robert (Bob) Underwood at Ross Memorial hospital on Thursday December 5th, 2013.  Loving husband of 56 years to Ruth (McCartney) Underwood.  Leaves behind his children, Sue, Frank (Barb), Steve (Heidi), Darlene (Henry Scully), Joe (Emily Campbell) and Tina.  Grandchildren, Rob, Shannon, Michael, Nicole, Kristin, Lauralei, Karl, Richard, Mark,  Christopher, Amber, Leanne, Raegan, Tory, Delaney and Addison.  Great Grandfather of Nicholas, Logan, Madison, Keegan, Kolbie, Logan, Alexis.  Heartfelt thanks to Dr Wolf and the 3rd Floor nursing staff for the care and compassion they showed our father and our family during his final days.  Predeceased by siblings, George, Jack, Fred, Millie, Elsie, Lil, Olive, Fran and Helen.  In lieu of flowers donations to Ross Memorial Palliative Care Unit would be much appreciated. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St.S. in Cannington on Sunday, December 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Interment Necropolis Cemetery in Brock Township.

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