DIMMA, Ruby (nee Cress) – Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at Princess Gardens where she had resided since 2004. She lived a wonderful life and was exactly one month shy of her 106th birthday.
Predeceased by her husband Robert E. Dimma (1963), daughter Mary Lou Cuff (1999) and son-in-law Robert Cuff (2001). Loving mother of Dr. John Dimma (Jill) of Oliver, BC.
Grandmother to Christine Clinton (Simon), Peter Cuff (Joanna), Katherine Cuff (James), Chris Dimma (Valeinna), Michael Dimma, Andrew Dimma (Christine) and Meghan Dimma and great-grandmother to 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Norma Hodgson and the late Edna Staebler.
HILLYARD, Joan Mary (nee Laing) - Of Buckhorn, on Thursday March 23, 2017 at PRHC in her 83rd year.
Wife of the late Peter Hillyard and mother to Elaine Donaldson (Colin) of Lakefield, Lindsey Kelly (Shane) of New Zealand and the late Ian Hillyard of Buckhorn. Grandmother to Patrick and Sam Kelly of New Zealand.
Sister to Alistair Laing (Marilyn) of Apsley, Heather Laing of Apsley, Margaret Douthwait of England, Jean Hutchinson of Havelock and the late Don Laing of Lakehurst and Rod Laing of England.
Joan lived in Buckhorn for 41 years and was the owner of Homecrafts Gift and Needlework Shop for 20 years before retiring.
RICHES, Gloria Carol 'Peggy' - A longtime resident of Peterborough, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Wednesday the 22nd of March, 2017 at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, Ontario.
Beloved wife of the late Arnold (2014) and loving mother of Wayne (Cathy), Carolann (John Down), Sandy (Reg Dooley) and the late Shelley (Adam Newman).
Grammie will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Caitlyn Riches (Dave Landry), Tyson Livingstone (Adrianna Jones), Connor Pringle and Tyler Dooley and predeceased by granddaughter Serena Pringle (1996). Great Grammie had the pleasure of knowing little Addison.
WILES, Roscoe Russell 'Ross' - Passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on March 22, 2017 in his 88th year.
He was born on March 5th, 1929 to Elizabeth and Ross Wiles.
Ross has been a resident of Lakefield since his early teens. He was best known as a “pillar” of the community and co-founded our local food bank with his predeceased wife and love of his life Dolores Wiles. They married after love at first sight. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage.
CRAIG, Margaret - Peacefully, at PRHC, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 90.
Beloved wife of the late Thomas Morrison Craig.
Loving mother of Andy (Frances), Bruce (Susan), Cameron (Cathy), Duncan (Martha) and Elizabeth Henry (Hugh). Proud grandmother of Adam, Scott, Jordan, Brady, Brett, Lindsay, Chris, James, Julia, Shannon, and Justin; and great grandmother to Morgan, Logan, Griffin, Ainsley, Owen, and Aida and many grand puppies.
ZEZELIC, Anthony Frank - Peacefully, at home with his loving family, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 56.
Beloved husband of Hilda (nee Schnegg). Loving father of Stephen (Nicole) and Angela. Proud grandpa of Sophia.
Cherished son of Dusan and Janja. Dear brother of Denny (Ann) and Mary Glen (Daryl). Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Shirley Schnegg; brothers-in-law Daniel (Holly), David (Cheryl), Tony (Kathy) and sister-in law Heidi (Stan) Schnegg.
TITCOMBE, Dr. Archibald 'Archie' - Peacefully in hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in his 94th year.
Beloved husband of the late Dr. Ruth Titcombe (née Whitfield). Predeceased by his daughter Leslie. Dear father of Carole, Richard (Maria Panarello), Geoffrey (Robin Miller), Michele (Benoit Charra) and Lianna.
Loving grandfather of Adrienne, Jesse, Brennan, Zachary, Kyle, Ian, Samantha, Beckett and Fenton. Brother of Audrey Lay and Harry Titcombe.
MANLEY, Marilyn Theresa (nee GUERIN) - With grace, dignity and courage Marilyn passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Martin and Mayme Guerin. Dearly loved mother of Jamie. Lovingly sister of Ann Beebe and her husband Paul. Dear aunt to Charlie and Adam.
HUGHES, Randolph 'Randy' – Peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Randy of Peterborough, formerly of Rouge Valley, in his 64th year.
Beloved husband of the late Linda Hughes (nee Kirkaldy) for 39 happy hears. Loving father of Sarah Herrell (Jason) of Buckhorn. Dear Papa of Orlando and Liam.
Son of the late Ileen and Morley Hughes. Randy will be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends across Canada and the United States.
GRUER, Bernice Evelyn - Passed away peacefully at 91 years old on March 21, 2017 at Royal Gardens Retirement Home.
Wife of Ross Gruer (2004). Loving daughter of Hilda and Athol Carr-Harris and sister of Lloyd Carr-Harris (1993).
Loving mother of Peter Gruer (2006), Jennifer Gruer and Gwen Pritchard. Cherished grandmother of David, Jill, Dale, Caitlin and Jesse and great-grandmother of Allison, Ben, Zoe, Liam, Zachary, Sydney, Lauren, Jocelyn and Tilly.
McKINSTRY, Dorothy Helen (nee McDowell) - Passed away in her 103rd year, at Sandy Lake on Monday March 20, 2017. Dorothy, formerly of Orpington Road, Peterborough.
Dear wife of the late Eric. Beloved mother of David (Michael Rattenbury) and Karen (David) Hickey. Cherished Grandma of Nicholas and Kolwyn. Dear Aunt of Maribeth, Paul, Anne, Judi, Bob and Rod.
Survived by Ted’s wife Jane McDowell (Nova Scotia). Predeceased by sisters Madeline, Bea, Marjorie and brother Ted.
SMITH, Janet Marie (Matton) – Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 20th, 2017 in her 72nd year.
Beloved wife of Daniel Nadeau. Loving mother of Shelly Smith (Mark Creelman). Adored grandmother of Jacob and Joshua Ball. Cherished sister of Doris McAllister and Clifford Matton.
Predeceased by husband Don Smith (2004) and parents Edward and Mary (Materna) Matton. Janet will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends and all who knew her.
SMITH, Sister Jean (Sister Jean Marie) CSJ - The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, announces the death of our dear Sister Jean Smith at Mount St. Joseph, Peterborough, on March 19th, 2017.
Sr. Jean was born in Peterborough in 1932. Sr. Jean is predeceased by her parents, the late Stella (McMurray) and Clifford Smith and by her brother Bill. She is survived by her brother Jim of Peterborough and sister-in-law Debbie Smith, nephews Jim Jr., John and Shane Smith and niece Holly Godward, and several great nieces and nephews.
She is lovingly remembered by the members of her religious community, the Sisters of St. Joseph, and the many friends she made during her years of service to others. Sister Jean entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peterborough in February, 1949. During her religious life she had a varied life of ministry. She began teaching in Ottawa and for 28 years taught in numerous schools in Ontario (Almonte, Port Hope, Lindsay, Campbellford and Peterborough as Principal at St. Pius).
HARTWICK, Mary Ellen (nee O’Connor) - (Longtime CWL Member) - Passed away peacefully at Rubidge Retirement Residence, on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in her 94th year surrounded by her family.
Beloved wife of the late William Hartwick d. January 25, 2003.
Loving mother of Bob and Dianne, Steve and Nancy, Bill and Jane, Fred and Norma, Mary Lou and Larry Burns, Gerry and Marg, Mike, Dennis and Cheryl, Barb and John Scollard, Chris and Denise, and Dan and Lili.
VIRGO, Doris Gertrude (nee Chandler) - (August 12, 1920 - March 19, 2017) -
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Beloved wife of William (Bill) Virgo.
Predeceased by her parents Henry and Gladys Chandler.
Loving mother of Nancy Grubb (Al) and Bill Virgo (Regina). Grandmother of Lauren, Sarah and David.
Sister of the late Paul Chandler, William Chandler (surviving wife Doris Chandler) and Helen Murray.
PRENTICE, Avis Alison (Millar) – Passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Avis of Cavan, formerly of Toronto and Scotland, in her 74th year.
Beloved wife of Bill Prentice for 49 years. Dear mother of Gail Pearce (Kirk) and William (Katherine). Loving grandmother of Aiden, Madeline, Malcolm, Ewan and Angus.
Avis was born in Kirkland, Scotland. Avis and Bill were married in March of 1968 and then moved to Canada a few weeks later. They settled in Toronto for four years, then moved to Cavan when they decided to start a family.
BARKER, Linda Anne (nee Thomas) - Peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 19th, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Carl Barker.
Will be dearly missed by her daughters Wanda Broomfield (Roy) and Deborah Barker. Proud grandmother of Quinn. Linda will be fondly remembered by her siblings David (Judy), Caroline (Wayne) and Johnny (Michelin).
MANTHA, Carol Ann (nee Folz) - It is with deep sorrow and a profound sense of loss that we announce the death of Carol Ann (nee Folz) Mantha. She died suddenly on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at Centennial Place in Millbrook, Ontario in the presence of her daughter Bev in her 77th year.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gerry, in 2003.
Carol was the much-loved mom of Bev Aitkenhead (John), Monica Forte (Nick), and Caroline Chartrand (Reg). She was the treasured Nanny of Micheal and Cailey Aitkenhead; Jenny, Mitch, and Diana Forte; and Brittany Mantha-Chartrand.
MONTGOMERY, Bernard William 'Bernie' - (Longtime Member of the Peterborough Police Service) - At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in his 73rd year.
Bernie, beloved husband of 49 years to Sandy (nee Figueroa). Loving father of Lori Mabee (Grant), and Scott (Lisa). Cherished Grandfather of Hunter and Taylor Cassandra.
Dear brother of Neil Deck (Linda), Jeff Deck (Shelagh), Patricia Montgomery, David Montgomery (Penny), Linda Cormack (Ian), and Kevin Deck (Arlene).
VOWLES, Arthur Ronald 'Art' - It is with great sadness that the family of Arthur Ronald Vowles announces his passing at PHRC on March 18th, 2017 in his 67th year.
Art was the beloved partner and best friend of Leona Turcotte. Loving father of Heather Bunda (Doug), Brandy Hyland (Scott), Amber Vowles, Katee Turcotte (Jay), Nicole Turcotte (Devon) and proud Grandpa of nine grandchildren.
Brother of John (Cathy), Arnold (Kathy), Gaylene Carl (David), Roger (Tandy), Victor (Wendy), Geralda (Rick) and Eric (Bev). Son of the late Ronald and Bruneatta Vowles.
McILWAIN, Terrance Clayton 'Terry' - (Peterborough Homes) - Peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday March 18, 2017 at PRHC.
Loving husband of Eleanor (nee Hamblin). Proud father of Dan (Sue), Rob, Tam and Trac (Jamie Todd). Beloved Papa of Andrew, Ben, Rebecca, Kass, Nicole, Lysh, Jake, Nellie, Joel, Jarod, Ray, Preston, Rihanna and great granddaughters Lilly and Myla.
Terry will also be sadly missed by his sisters Dee Tait, Judy Ball, sister-in-law Linda McIlwain as well as many extended family and a host of friends.
LOWE, Denis Morton - We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Dad, Denis, at age 92 on March 18, 2017 at PRHC.
Dad had a long, successful, happy life. In 1951 he was recruited by CGE and brought to Canada from his birthplace, England as a tool and die maker, retiring after 38 years as a Manufacturing Specialist in Nuclear Products.
WELLS, Arthur F. - Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at PRHC with his family by his side in his 89th year.
Beloved husband of the late Mary B. Wells.
Cherished father of Daniel, Jeffrey (Cynthia) and Judith Watt (Ross). Grandfather of Michael (Candace), Regan, Brandon (Rebecca), Kyrsten, Savana Sarao (Luc), Alyssa and Lauren. Great-grandfather of Noah. Arthur will be remembered by his special daughter-in-law Jeannie Wells.
Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Lillian.
McKNIGHT, Douglas Wayne - (Retired Region of Durham employee) — Peacefully at his residence, March 17, 2017 in his 63rd year.
Beloved husband of Heidi for over 41 years. Son of William & Joan McKnight. Dear father of Tom McKnight and Lisa Mitchell (husband Ian). Loving grandfather of Tommy, Liam, Max & Jamie.
Brother of Carol Smith (husband Mark) and Paul McKnight (wife Rita). Uncle of Quinn & Jesse.
MONTGOMERY, Keith Rodie 'Monty' - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Keith on Friday March 17, 2017 at Riverview Manor in Peterborough after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson disease.
Monty will be remembered by many as one of the most spectacular and colourful hockey players of his time. He began his Junior Hockey career with Lakefield in 1946 and over the ensuing years played with various hockey clubs throughout the area.
He was employed as a Heavy Machine Operator for many years with various companies in the area.
Loved and missed by his wife Jackie of Lakefield, his children Paul Montgomery (Nadia) of Mexico, John Montgomery (Jane) of Calgary and his step-daughter Judith Hamblin (Jim) of Selwyn. Grandfather of Marissa and Markie.
COLLINS, Audrey - Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at the age of 64.
Beloved wife of Ken. Loving mother of Nicole Gosse (Dan) and step mom of Yvonne McColl (Scott), Shannon Anderson (Aaron) and Elaina Cosby (Mike). Cherished grannie Aud of 14.
Dear sister of Annie Chappell, Kathleen McKeown, Paul Monteith and will be sadly missed by all of the Collins in-laws. Aunt Audrey will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their extended families.