Obituary of MOORE, Muriel Etta of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on January 7, 2019

Passed away peacefully at Royal Gardens, Peterborough, on January 1st, 2019 at the age of 97.  Beloved wife of the late Doug.  Loving mother of Paul (Lynn), Ross (Dianne), Marilyn Ford (John) and Brian (Ardelle).  Proud grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 17.  Survived by her sister Margaret.  Pre-deceased by her sister Doris.  Mom liked to keep busy.  She was an avid quilter, seamstress, curler, lawn bowler, and an excellent euchre player.  She was a long time member of Trinity United Church U.C.W. and a proud member of the ladies Front Road Community Club.  Mom loved spending time with her family and friends.  The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Gardens Peterborough for their excellent care of Mom over the past 2 years.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Muriel’s life will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Saturday May 11th from 2-4 pm. with words of remembrance at 3 pm.  Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church or Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.  Condolences received at

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of CAIRNS, Marla Louise (Francis) of Dashwood, formerly of London and Goderich, age 80

Posted by on December 15, 2018

CAIRNS: Peacefully, at Huron Residential Hospice, Clinton, on December 12, 2018, Marla Louise (Francis) Cairns, of Dashwood, formerly of London and Goderich, age 80. Beloved wife of the late Ian John Cairns (2004). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Cindy and Brad Hawkins of Dashwood, Duane and Bonnie Forth of Bancroft, Mark and Denise Forth, Ann and Rick Watts all of London. Cherished grandma of Eric and his fiancée Cara, Matthew, Jennifer, Crystal, Andrew and Helen, Andrea and Mike, Erin, James . Treasured great-grandma of 14 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Pat and Len Donkervoort, Jean Jacobs, Nancy and Herb Lyon. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Louis and Thelma (Pierce) Francis, siblings Thelma, Bill, Earl and Bob. At Marla’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498 – Grand Bend on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12 to 4 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Huron Residential Hospice, Clinton would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of COLES: Dr. Robert Ellis of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on December 9, 2018


“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such”.  But, what if your baby is a doctor AND a cowboy??

The passing of Dr. Robert Ellis Coles on November 26, 2018 is announced by his daughter Christine Coles (her husband Dave and their daughter Phoenix), his daughter Melissa Flynn (her daughters Cypris and Jordis), his son Jonathan Coles (his wife Jessica, their daughters Andrew and Sawyer and son Jeven) and their brother Joshua Coles.

Robert, aka Bob/Doc, was born an only child at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario on March 17, 1946.  He is survived by many cousins, including Dale Coles who was like a brother growing up.  He is predeceased by his father Henry Ellis Coles (January 1, 1923 Port Dover, Ontario – April 16, 2008 Calgary, Alberta), his mother Edith (Albert) Coles (March 6, 1920 Moosehorn, Manitoba – March 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta), his maternal grandparents Fred Albert and Christina Margaret Aitken and paternal grandparents Charles Elgin Coles and Ethel Charlton.

Bob grew up in Port Rowan, Norfolk County, moving to Cambridge (Galt), Ontario in 1957. His father Henry Coles served in WWII as sergeant in B Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in charge of radiator and tinsmith division of the vehicle maintenance crews from 1942-1946.  Henry then went on to established North End Radiator Service in 1959.   Safe to say this was the birth place of Bob’s lifelong love affair with cars, especially Corvettes (although his first car was a robin blue convertible 1955 Cadillac). 

After graduating with honours from Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in 1965 (where he pitched for the baseball team, was on the basketball team, student council and many other activities), he was accepted to the College of Optometry of Ontario in Toronto.  In 1967 the school moved to Waterloo and became the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, where he continued his studies.

After four years of dating through school, Bob (age 22) married Gisela Oehne (age 20) of Preston, Ontario in June 1968. Bob graduated May 1969 with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Together Bob and Gisela set up his first practice after graduation at 111 Wellington Street in Preston, Ontario.  

‘Go West Young Man’.  And so he did…  They sold their practice and moved to Calgary, Alberta in July 1972 to join Dr. Garth Mann at the Bonavista Eye Clinic.  Staying at the then Siesta Inn for this first trip, Bob wandered next door to check out Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, which had just opened months prior in April 1972.  It is then and there a friendship with Harris Dvorkin, one of the two Ranchman’s co-founders, was forged. Bob’s love of a Wild West country lifestyle and his entrepreneurial spirit soon made this not only his Calgary Stampede home base, but an office of sorts through his career.  (Mr. Dvorkin passed on April 20, 2017- just one week before Ranchman’s 45th anniversary). 

Bob and Gisela’s first daughter Christine Anne arrived in 1973, their second daughter Melissa Marie in 1975 and first son Jonathan Robert in 1977.  Bob and Gisela were divorced in 1979. 

Gone their separate ways, Gisela brought Joshua in to the world in 1982. Giving him the Coles name, he became one of the four “Coles Kids”.  Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1983 to 1987 with his second wife Carol and her teenage children Janet and Mark.  Returning to Calgary, Bob and Carol were separated in the early 90s and later divorced.  

Bob lived the rest of his years with his Good Hearted Woman, life and business partner Linda Babuik.  They made many memories of shared interests such as travel (favourites included Hawaii and Las Vegas), country music concerts, rodeos (including of course The Stampede but especially the NFR in Vegas) and their camp ‘homestead’ at Riverbend in Okotoks.  Linda’s daughters Tricia and Keri, together with Keri’s husband Jim and their children Trevor and Taylor (and Taylor’s son Sawyer), added greatly to the support and memories throughout these years. 

His children wish to remember him as the smart witted, extremely intelligent, entrepreneurial, musically talented and charismatic person he was. He was an avid car fan, having owned more than two dozen Corvettes over his lifetime and no stranger to twisting a wrench here or there. He was musically inclined, playing guitar, banjo and singing. He was a quick wit and at times a prankster.  He had a love for snakeskin cowboy boots, fishing (including Ice fishing), Disneyland, Canadian Tire, billiards of all sorts, Colt cigars, Vegas, Banff, Elvis worthy jewelry, dry roasted peanuts, fur coats (he has a long family line of fur trappers, including pioneering life long employees of the Hudson Bay Company), steak dinners, egg salad sandwiches, Stetson hats, big belt buckles, cooking, the country lifestyle and Christmas decorating among other things.  He was certainly the only optometrist wearing pressed black Wranglers, cowboy boots and a Stetson with his lab coat.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service.  His children gathered in Banff for a tribute the Doc would be proud of.  The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.  He was one of a kind. 

-Cripper, JR, Lissy & Josh

“He’s done some wrong, he’s done some right

Won and lost some fights

Highs and lows, that’s the way it goes

It ain’t always sweet tea

Lovin’, runnin’, son of a gun, like an old outlaw

But ain’t that country”  -The Cadillac Three

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit .

Obituary of BELL: Cooper Roy of Stirling

Posted by on November 6, 2018




BELL, Cooper Roy – of Stirling, passed away at C.H.E.O, Ottawa, on Monday, October 22nd, 2018, at the age of 2, surrounded with the love of his family. Beloved son of Brad & Kristin Bell (nee Bowen).  Cooper will be missed by his big brother Ashton, little sister Caitlyn and predeceased by his sister Atlanta. Loving grandson of Gary & Elaine Bell of Peterborough, Cody Bowen of Peterborough and Charles Bowen of Lakefield. Also lovingly remembered by his uncles and aunts; Heather Nisbett (Shawn), Gwen Bell (Theo), Candice Bright (Rick) and by his cousins; Hudson, Brooklyn, Evelyn, Remi, Dylan and Ethan.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service which will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Rev. Fr. Brad Beale officiating.

If desired, donations to the C.H.E.O. Foundation (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) would be appreciated by the family.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of VAN ESSEN, Peter of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on November 2, 2018

January 15, 1922 – November 1, 2018

Peter died in his 97th year after a brief illness, with his family by his side at Extendicare Cobourg.

Peter was the eighth of nine children born to Gerrit and Hermina (Peppelenbosch) Van Essen in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. In 1943, while he was an onderduiker in Aalten, he met Berendina Hendrika Wikkerink and they were married in May 1947. Peter worked as a bookkeeper in Apeldoorn before immigrating to Canada with his family in November 1953. Peter and Henny lived in Trenton from 1954 to 2012. As part of the Dutch community in Trenton, Peter helped establish the Dutch Canadian Credit Union and eventually owned his own bookkeeping business. The family was active in the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church and the development and support of the Trenton Christian School (1956). Peter and Henny participated in prison ministry at Warkworth Penitentiary for 15 years from 1973 to 1988. Peter taught oil painting lessons in Trenton for many years.

In 2012 Peter and Henny moved to Landmark in Cobourg where Peter often wrote stories for the monthly newsletter and published his war memoirs in his book Above the Pigsty.

Peter was predeceased by his wife Henny (2013), and by his parents and seven siblings.

He is survived by his sister Nen Gerrits in the Netherlands and several in-laws in Canada: Dick Wikkerink, Ina Den Ouden, and Geert Lammers. He leaves his daughter Dela Wilkins (Robert), and sons Gerrit (Cathy), John (Beverly), Peter (Sharon) and Herbert (Dianne). He will be missed by 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces in both the Van Essen and Wikkerink families in Canada and the Netherlands.

Along with his strong faith and love of his Heavenly Father, he shared his love of gardening and his passion for oil painting as seen in many homes of his friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 4 from 2-5 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg. A Memorial Service will take place at the Funeral Home on Monday, November 5 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre. Those wishing may make donations to Northumberland Christian School or the Trenton Christian School.  Condolences received at

Matthew 25: 34-40

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of WHITE (nee Honey), Lois Mae of Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by on October 15, 2018

Peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018, in her 97th year, in Ottawa. Beloved wife of the late John White. Lois will be greatly missed by sons Gary (Claire) and Bill (Romaine). Predeceased by sons Jim and Alan. Grandma will be missed by grandchildren Neil, David, and Sophia. Lois was predeceased by twin brother Lorne, sisters Frances MacDonald and Marie McGill, and brother Lyle. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Amy Honey and Audrey White, and her nieces and nephews. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Longfields Manor for their kindness and care of Lois over the past several years. Funeral service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home 11 King St. W., Colborne on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Rothwell United Church, Ottawa, or Heritage United Church, Colborne, or a charity of your choice would be welcomed. Condolences received at


Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of PARVEEN, Shazia

Posted by on September 30, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shazia Parveen. Shazia passed away in her home on Monday, September 25th, 2018.

Parveen was was born on December 12, 1936 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Shazia was a loving mother and grandmother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.

She was a sincere Muslim and loved being involved in the community even after her husbands passing. Shazia enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walks with her family in the parks. She especially loved spending time with her multiple grandchildren.

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Shazia is survived by her seven children and multitude of grandchildren.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit .

Obituary of LINGARD, Robert Charles Norman “Bob” of Bailieboro, Ontario

Posted by on September 10, 2018

(Manager of Arrowhead Camp)

Peacefully at his home outside of Bailieboro on Saturday, September 8, 2018, Robert “Bob” Lingard at 72 years of age. Loving husband of Lillian Lingard (nee Trosin).  Dear father of Eleanor Luera (Ricardo) and the late Robert Lingard (Lori Craggs).  Cherished grandfather of Nicole Diebold (Aaron), Cassandra James (Jeremy), and Ricki LeAnne Luera (Larry Walker), and expectant great grandfather of Austin James.  Brother of Phyllis Trott and predeceased by his siblings Marg Mann, Georgina Leavitt, and Clara Lingard.   A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East in Cobourg on Sunday, September 16, at 2 pm with visitation to be held at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 pm.  A reception will follow at Baxter Creek Golf Club, 1702 Cedar Valley Rodd, Fraserville. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to a charity of choice.  Condolences received at

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of DILLON, Mary Ellen of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on September 4, 2018

After a beautiful and full life, and surrounded by her dear family, Mary Ellen Dillon (née Wlliams) passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018.

Mary Ellen was born in Toronto to Audrey and C.R. “Reg” Williams. She grew up and went to school in the city, but as a child learned to appreciate camping, swimming, and canoeing with her mother in Muskoka. After heading off to Europe as a young adult to work as an au pair, Mary Ellen was proud to return to Canada and become part of the University of Toronto’s first Bachelor of Nursing class.

It was at the U of T where she met Delanty Dillon, whom she later married. “Del” remained the love of her life. Del and Mary Ellen relocated to Del’s hometown of Cobourg, where Del went on to become a beloved high school teacher and head of the physical education department at the then newly opened CDCI East. Mary Ellen and Del remained active members of their social and St. Michael’s Church communities. They not only celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2009, but also were at Maple Leaf Gardens on May 2, 1967 to witness their revered Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.

For Mary Ellen, the idea of “home” was always foremost in her heart. This was evident early in her career as a public health nurse when she did house-call checkups on newborn babies and their moms, initially in Toronto neighbourhoods for newcomers to the country, then for the Health Unit in Cobourg. Not surprisingly, she always seemed most relaxed and content when she was holding a baby in her arms, whether it was a patient, her own child, or one of her nine grandchildren. Her family remained anchored at the home she and Del established by the lake in Cobourg, no matter where in the country or the world her children ventured. Family and friends and neighbours were always welcomed into their home with humour and grace, curiosity and appreciation.

Following her career as a nurse, and after raising four children, she chose to enter the world of real estate sales, and this became a true devotion and delight. Starting with Frank Real Estate, she eventually became an Agent and Broker with Royal LePage. In a career touching five decades, Mary Ellen helped countless families find their dream homes in and around Cobourg and the Northumberland Hills. Highly principled, she valued honesty, communication, and integrity more than anything else in her business. By the time she had pounded in her last SOLD sign at the age of 80, she had developed many deep and lasting relationships with clients and colleagues alike.

Mary Ellen’s pace slowed slightly in recent years after the passing of her beloved Del, and subsequently because of some health concerns. It is a great testament to her care community that Mary Ellen remained bright, happy, and content in her own home. She was forever grateful to all her friends, neighbours, and faith community for their continual support and prayers. Special thanks to PSWs from Home Instead, St. Elizabeth, and Cardinal Nannies, and to the compassionate staff at the Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Left with warm feelings of deep appreciation and love are Mary Ellen’s four children: Mary Dillon (Louis Robitaille) of Lunenburg County, NS; Joe Dillon (Ruth Lillington) of Lindsay, ON; Joanne Dillon-McKay (Eric McKay) of Orléans, ON; and Michael Dillon (Moira Easton) of Shawnigan Lake, BC. Also feeling well-loved are Mary Ellen’s grandchildren: Madeleine and Marcel Robitaille; Tristan Lillington; Mark, Reta-Anne, Lauran, and Patrick McKay; and Jesanna and Séamus Dillon-Easton.

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church 379 Division St, Cobourg, with interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery thereafter. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, 30 King Street East. In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Mary Ellen’s spirit, the family would appreciate a donation to Toronto Hospital for Sick Children ( ), Northumberland Hills Hospital ( ), World Vision Canada ( ), or an offering of a simple act of kindness. Condolences received at

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of BUTLER: Ray Vernon of Woodstock and formerly of Fenelon Falls

Posted by on August 18, 2018

At Caressant Care, Woodstock on August 18, 2018 of Woodstock and formerly of Fenelon Falls in his 92nd year.  Survived by his 4 children Bonnie, Evelyn, Barbara and John.  Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date at the Fenelon Falls Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.  Donations to the MS Society or the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of MOLNAR; Frank Lindsay of Lakefield

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Passed away suddenly, at his residence on Wednesday May 16, 2018. Frank Molnar of Lakefield in his 64th year. Beloved husband of 30 years to Joanna. loving father of Keith Molnar (Crystal), and Kelly Molnar, stepfather of Tracy Huber (Michael) and Patrick Griffin (Cyndi), cherished grandfather of Taylor, Autumn, Logan, Jaylin, Ethen, Madison and Luke and great granddaughter Charlotte. Survived by his sister Janice Eden (Randy). Predeceased by his sister Christine Molnar and parents Frank and Christine Molnar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, Lakefield on Monday May 28th, 2018 at 11:00 AM. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and may be made by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL at or by calling 705-652-3355.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of WALL; James Patrick “Pat” of Young’s Point

Posted by on May 12, 2018

WALL, James Patrick “Pat”

Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Monday May 7, 2018. Pat Wall of Young’s Point, formerly of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in his 68th year. Much loved husband of Katherine (nee Lytle), step father of Clifford Bush and Cheri Jones (Richard), father of Theresa Marie (Sean) and Patricia Ann (Shaun), and grandfather of Ashlynn Bush, Megan and Brooke Jones. Survived by seven siblings, predeceased by three. Cremation has taken place. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 77, Lakefield, on Saturday June 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Pat, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may send condolences to Pat’s family by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL at or by calling 705-652-3355.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of HALE: Herbert of Norwood

Posted by on May 12, 2018

HALE: Herbert

Passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday May 7, 2018. Herbert Hale of Norwood in his 79th year. Loved and missed by his wife of 40 years, Sherrill. Dad will be remembered by Doug (Elyse) and Joseph (MaryBeth) both of Norwood. His grandsons Emerson and Sawyer were his pride and joy. Survived by his sisters Margaret, Mildred, Maureen, Marlene, Martha, and brother Hori. Lovingly remembered by sister-in-law Donna Garden (Don) and brother-in-law Russ Jessup (Bonnie). Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Marion, sisters Madeleine, Marion, Marjorie, and brother Henry. Friends and family are invited to call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES NORWOOD CHAPEL, 36 Queen Street, Norwood on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, with memories to be shared at 3:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at or by calling 705-639-5322.


Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of TIMLIN, Jeffrey Ross of Peterborough, Ontario

Posted by on May 7, 2018

Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday May 4th, 2018 at the age of 60.  Beloved father of Dustin (Jenny) and Rocky (Lindsay).  Cherished grandfather of Brinley Reign, Holden and Alice May.  Son of the late Ross and Eunice Timlin.  Dear brother of Deborah (Tim), the late Judith (Steve) and Greg (Cathy).  Jeff will be lovingly remembered by his best friend Charlene Thompson.  Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jeff’s life on Saturday May 26th, 2018 at the Cobourg Legion from 1-4 pm, with  memories of Jeff being shared at 2:30.  If desired donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Pioneer Cemetery, Cold Springs.  Condolences received at

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of COLES: Eunice of Barrie

Posted by on April 13, 2018

(nee Lawrence), 85, passed away in her sleep on April 10th, 2018 in Barrie, ON. Born in Hayes, Middlesex, England on July 18, 1932, to Francis George Lawrence and Florence Carter, she immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1957. She is survived by the love of her life, Robert (Bobby) Coles, and her adored seven sons and daughters in-law: Graham (Csilla), Gary (Anne), Russell (Jennie), Bruce (Lisa), Ian (Amanda), Terry (Karen), and Jeff (Jennie). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Sarah, Ryan, Mollie, Taylor, Sam, Amber, Bronte, Dani, Zack, Denver, Brody, Kyle, McKinley, Devon, Jake, and Kalan, as well as her great grandchildren: Jasmine, Raine, Oliver, Theodore, Malik, Kyleigh, Bodhi, Mateo, Hadley, Declan, and Xavier. Along with the legacy of raising a big, beautiful, connected family, Eunice went back to school later in life and earned a bachelor degree in history and women’s studies from York University.  She will deeply missed by her entire brood. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock a.m. Memorial Donations to Covenant Hose Toronto or Parkinson Canada would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at 519 785-0810.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of ROGERS, MARIANNE WARWICK of Havelock, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2018

An ardent lover of life and long-time aficionado of northern rivers, Lenard Cohen, and fairly priced scotch, passed away on the early morning of March 21st. A woman who knew herself, in the Buddhist sense of the word, Marianne Warwick Rogers spent her mornings perched on a yoga mat, and her afternoons spreading love and happiness to all those so fortunate to have known her. As the daughter of the late Guy and Mary Rogers, mother to Anne Rogers-Degeer (Richard) and Michael Shearson, grandmother to Kristina, Diego, Jennifer, Christopher, Matthew, Sarah, and Laura, sister of Winnifred and Gay – her love and inspiration lives on in the memories and actions of those closest to her. Had you known Merry Marianne (a.k.a. Gummy), you would know that, on the morning of the 21st, the world lost one of the finest humans to have roamed the earth. Next time you’re feeling blue, look to the sky and think of Marianne, a feminist before feminism, a woman who carried her own packs and killed her own snakes. There will be a reception to celebrate her life at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, on Monday, March 26th from 1 to 4 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to a charity of their choice. Condolences received at  She will be deeply missed but the love and understanding of Marianne will live on for generations. Happy travels Gummy!

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of PARKER LECAIN: Roberta Jean of Oshawa, Ontario Formerly of Winter Haven, Florida

Posted by on March 13, 2018


In Loving Memory

Roberta Jean Parker LeCain, age 76 years,
passed away on March 8th, 2018 at Tampa General Hospital, Florida.

Roberta was born in Kingston, Ontario on January 7th, 1942. She is survived by her husband James LeCain; her children, Robert Parker, Debbie Darwiche, Paul Parker, Susannah Parr, Sarah Parker-Berube, and their spouses.

Roberta is survived by her step daughters, Cindy Johnston, Jacquie Lalonde and Laurie Ernst and their spouses.

She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Roberta was predeceased by her father, Robert Wiltse and her mother Mary Brown Wiltse.

Notice of the memorial will be posted in the next few weeks.

Contact daughter Sarah Parker-Berube via email for further information,

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of LAWSON: Jean King Scott

Posted by on February 17, 2018

Passed away at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of Tom for 67 years. Cherished mother of Katie (Kevin O’Halloran) and Jim (Victoria). Loved grandmother to Alex (Amanda) and Leah (James Anderson). Dear sister of Jess Torrance (late Bill) and the late Anne Sutherland. Jean will be forever loved and remembered by many extended family and friends in Canada, Scotland and throughout the world. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the RVH Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of WILCOX: H. Fay Leroy of St. Stephen, New Brunswick Formerly of Oshawa, Ontario

Posted by on December 15, 2017


The passing of Hiram “Fay” Leroy Wilcox, husband of Mary (Gowan) Wilcox of St. Stephen NB occurred on December 5, 2017 at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB.

Born in Digdeguash NB on May 22, 1929, he was a son of the late Hiram Sr. and Nellie (Cooke) Wilcox. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, in addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by two sons: Daniel (Shirley) Wilcox of Lindsay ON and Dwayne (Tamara) Wilcox of Oshawa ON; one daughter: Kimberley Wilcox of Oshawa ON; grandchildren: Ashley, Noelle, Joshua, Clinton and Travis; great-grandchildren: Riley and Ethan; one brother: Carson (Bert) Cooke of St. George NB; one sister: Isabelle (Bill) Mauser of Mississauga ON; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Fay was predeceased by one daughter in infancy: Ardith Gail; and brothers: Vance Wilcox and Clark Wilcox.

Prior to retirement, Fay worked for the Oshawa Car Assembly Plant in Oshawa ON. He was a man of simple pleasures who enjoyed making quilts and spending time at the cottage. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Resting at the funeral home with visiting on Thursday from 7-9 pm and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Mary Ann Langmaid officiating, followed by the interment at the St. George Rural Cemetery. In Fay’s memory, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be placed at

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of STEWART, Gladys Marie (née Blake) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 9, 2017


Gladys Marie Stewart (née Blake) of Braemar and formerly of Teeswater, died of a broken heart, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at the age of 81. Twenty-two days following the death of her husband of 64 years, Donald Stewart.

 Born on April 12th, 1936 to the late James and Clara (née Harmer) Blake.

Her 4 children Joan (Raymond) Wright of Wingham, Jim (Deb) Stewart of Owen Sound, Ron (Jane) Stewart of Strathroy and Patti (Sandy) Staples of Kingston are heart broken.

Dear Grandma of Kevin, Brad, Janine, Amy, Mike, Bryan, Naomi, Andrew, David and Katie and Great-Grandmother to 11.

Survived by her sisters Maxine (Bill) Seers and Joyce (Jim) Oke all of Goderich.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by in-laws Velma (Lorne) McAllister and Eileen (Dave) Moffat, 1 nephew and 2 nieces.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The funeral service to celebrate Gladys’ life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation, Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of HODGINS: Iris Isabella of Whitby, formerly of Ottawa

Posted by on December 7, 2017


Iris Isabella Hodgins (Mattice)
On November 6, 2017 in her 91st year at Oshawa ON. Iris, loving wife of Russell Hodgins, Lucan ON (predeceased) and loving mother of Neil, Lorraine (Bob Chambers), Cheryl (Paul Nichols) Dear Nanny of Benjamin Rietta, Rachel & Spencer Quinn. Iris grew up in Ottawa amongst 18 children spanning two families; she was the beloved daughter of Prudence Mattice (Lowell) and Walter Mattice. Iris has missed her siblings Hazel (Jim Murdoch), Gerry (Mabel, Elsa, Vera), Gladys (Dick Brothers), Dorothy (Ed Stinson) Bruce (Jacqueline) and Eric (Carmel) as well as her much loved Wilfred and Martha Mattice Iris will dearly miss her nieces and nephews, Bob (deceased) & Bonnie Murdoch, Judy & Larry Lobb(deceased) Jim Murdoch & Nathalie Caron, Maureen Findlay, Wayne & Linda Mattice, Sandy & Peter Renowden, Larry, & Rosalie Stinson, Chuck & Nancy Stinson, Bill Stinson, Ron & Yvonne Stinson, & Richard Stoddart; as well as great nieces and nephews and their children.Iris will reunite with, Shirley Charles (Mattice) Anne Phillips, Helen Hogan and Ethel Delong.Our family would like to thank the fantastic team of Lakeridge 4F Supportive Care, Dr Ngo, Dr Viera, Dr McAllister (words are not enough) Dr Tirmizi, Sam, Kim, Jane, Maria and the CE LIHN Palliative Team. In lieu of flowers, please support the causes close to Mom; Whitby Humane Society, Lakeridge Health Palliative Care, or Durham Hospice . A memorial will take place in Spring 2018.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of McCARTHY, Terri of Sarnia

Posted by on November 29, 2017

McCARTHY, TERRI – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Helen Theresa “Terri” McCarthy, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother to Michael Shepley (Jinna Zheng), grandmother to Angela, sister of Tim McCarthy and committed and loyal friend to many with whom she developed long lasting and caring relationships. She was predeceased by her parents TJ (1987) and Helen (1996). She will also be missed by her two cats, Peaches and Gabby. She was a passionate animal lover, ensuring that no stray cat ever went hungry. She worked in Sarnia for many years in the retail industry and as a personal support worker and was also an avid art lover. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia for the gentle, compassionate and professional care they extended to her. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) Friday, December 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment of her ashes will be held on Monday, December 4th, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. 

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of DUDLEY, Thelma Marion of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on November 22, 2017

Thelma Marion Dudley

Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Garden St. Site on Monday November 20th, 2017. Thelma (Mathewson) Dudley of Brockville aged 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Ken Dudley. Loving mother of David (Bonnie) of Spencerville, Dawn of Bowmanville, Laurie and Scott (Julie) all of Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Ashley Gunter, Jacob Dudley, Cheyenne Lopez, Diane and Steven MacDonald and Christopher Coon. Dear sister of Ruth Caley, Alice Davis, Blanche McCullum and the late Marie Mathewson. Daughter of the late Frederick and Ella (Scriver) Mathewson.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East Brockville on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday November 25th, 2017 at 1 p.m. In memory of Thelma, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the CPHC Brockville would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville. Messages of condolence may be made online at


Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Obituary of Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit

Post Obituaries For Free

Please feel free to post the obituary of a loved one. There is no upfront or long term cost.It is completely free.

Funeral Home and Partner Login

Lost Your Password?
Translate »