(Long-time employee of Civic Hospital and avid bowler)
At his residence on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in his 80th year.
Beloved husband of Barbara for 40 years.. Loving father of John Van Leeuwen (Andrea), Jayne Carriere (Philip), Gerard Turcotte (Nelda), Helen Simpson (Bob), Jack Turcotte (Brenda), Lori Thompson (Colin), Art Heigh (Lorrie), Bob Heigh (Peggy) Harold Heigh (Wendy) and the late Norm Heigh.
Sadly missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren and by his twin brother Willie.
There will be a Celebration of Tony’s Life held in Peterborough on Saturday, May 25th. Interment to follow. Reverend Dick Prince officiating.
In memory of Tony, donations may be made to Scouts Canada K.W.A.
Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Extendicare on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in her 95th year.
Loving wife of the late Chesel McColl (1968).
Sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Debbie McColl (Howie), grandson Gordon McColl and great grandchildren Isabella and Alex.
Also missed by her sisters Lillian Leard (Harold) of Lakefield, Iris Dudley (Bob) of Sudbury and her brother Lewis Smith (Jo-Ann) of Apsley. Survived by her brother-in-law Murray McColl (Sandra) of Woodview, sister-in-law Rosamond Falls (Keith) of Edmonton and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her daughter Diane (1947), son Brent (1971), sister Virginia McCarten (Hugh), brothers Edwin Smith (Dorothy), Bert Smith (Shirley) and brothers-in-law Les McColl (Marion) and Cliff McColl.
Arrangements out of Lakefield. A funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, Apsley on Saturday, May 25th at 1:00 P.M. Interment at the church cemetery. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. George's Anglican Church, Apsley or Community Care, Apsley as expressions of sympathy.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Peterborough Extendicare for their wonderful care and support.
At Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood, on Monday, May 20, 2013, Harold Jessup of Norwood, in his 87th year.
Beloved husband of Hazel Armstrong for over 60 years. Dear father of Catherine Watts (Richard) of Norwood, Connie Whitmore (Dillman) of Havelock and Joseph (Lisa) of R.R. 2 Lakefield.
Grandpa will be missed by Carrie, Brad; Emily, Carly, Megan; and Riley. Great-grandpa to Grayden and Olivia; Ava and Lucas. Brother of Howard (Margaret) and Edith (late Walter). Predeceased by nine other brothers and sisters.
The Service will take place in Norwood on Thursday, May 23rd, Reverend Janet Sims officiating. Interment in Lakefield.
If desired, donations may be made to the Norwood Baptist Church.
Passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. You don't belong here in this column, but here you are: and just 10 days before your 44th Birthday.
Robert fought his battle with multiple myeloma cancer for more than six years; but his battle became too much for him, and we all told him "he could go"...
Robert's gone but he leaves behind hundreds of true/faithful friends, and family who will carry on his memory.
He leaves behind "The Love of his Life" His Susanne, his sons, Travis (fiancée Christine) and Nathan his youngest. Also he leaves his mum Janet, brother Rick (wife Stacey) and his sister Jann (partner Jeanette).
There will be a celebration of Rob's life on Sunday, May 26th from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Peterborough Legion, 1550 Lansdowne Street West.
Please... Robert's wishes are that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research Centre. From Rob's family and closest friends, we say thank you.
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in her 83rd year.
Beloved wife of the late Bernard Monahan (2008). Loving mother of Greg Fontaine (Ruth) of Port Hope. Dear step-mother of Marilyn Hicks (Kevin) of Mississauga, Cathy Doherty (Steve) and Janet Vacon (Brian) of Smithville, Lorie Monahan (Stefan) of Peterborough.
Dear grandmother of Craig Hicks (Ingrid), Jennifer Netchay (Wes), Kaitlin Doherty, Adam Vacon, Andrew Nicholas (Robin). Dear great grandmother of Justin and Dylan Hicks. Dear sister of Jack Bertrand (Norma) of Keene.
Lovingly remembered by Bernard's brothers and sisters. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Doris was a long-term employee of the Peterborough Clinic.
She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered for her wonderful sense of humour, her love of cooking and her enjoyment of family celebrations.
We would like to extend our sincere thank you to the staff at Extendicare Lakefield for the wonderful care and friendship that they shared with Doris.
Arrangements out Peterborough. Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, OTONABEE on Friday, May 24th at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Extendicare Lakefield.
People talk about a passion for life. Michael embodied it. Whether he was defending a roadside elm from the county’s chainsaws (the tree still stands), swooping down the Fraser River in a helicopter shooting commercials for the Canadian Tourism Commission, or making his granddaughter giggle, Michael always cherished life, always dove right in, determined to relish every moment.
Michael often said he felt he’d lived forever. Yet he was so youthful and strong in his sixties he thought nothing of climbing onto the roof to fix it or snowshoeing across miles of white fields. His love of young people inspired students from all over the world to stay with us, laughing till they cried as they listened to his outrageous stories. Michael was nothing if not a master storyteller.
Bladder cancer took Michael by surprise in 2011. Nevertheless, he carried on, accepting radical treatment that altered his life. Within weeks of surgery he flew to Quadra Island in BC to meet his beautiful new granddaughter, Ione.
Two years later the same cancer took his life. Although Michael was painfully ill for seven months, his greatest frustration was his loss of energy. Michael’s energy used to fill the room, igniting everyone around him. His prodigious creativity flowed from it. Whether he was storytelling, ad making, cooking, poem writing, woodworking or gardening, Michael’s enthusiasm was uncontainable.
On Friday, May 17, 2013, Michael George Edwards of Lakefield, ON (formerly of Toronto, ON and born in Clayhanger, England) died at home surrounded by his family. He was 69.
The prospect of death gave him just one fear: that he would miss the priceless moments of their lives.
Beloved husband, companion, colleague, creative director, partner, playmate, best friend, soulmate of Stephanie Richmond Edwards. Adored father, poppa, daddio, mentor, inspiration, friend, teacher, clown, hero of his four children, Sanchia Edwards (Blair Melton) of Toronto, ON, Rebecca Edwards of Edmonton, AB, Liam Edwards (Laura Feyrer) of Victoria, BC, and Zoe Edwards of Lakefield, ON.
Dearly loved grandpa of Ione Mae Feyrer Edwards, Victoria, BC.
Adored son of the late Lily (Alice) Edwards of Brownhills, England. Cherished younger brother, Mikey of ArpyMikey, and oldest friend of Arthur Edwards (Penny) of Brownhills, England. Loved and respected older brother of Pat DiGiacinto (Guido) of Teramo, Italy, Robert Edwards of Shelfield, England, Brian Edwards (Glenys) of Delta, BC, and Maria Smith (John) of Brownhills, England. And dear uncle of many wonderful nieces and nephews in England, Italy, BC, and Ontario.
Michael will be keenly missed by his family, and by his many friends, neighbours, clients and colleagues. He’ll be especially missed by Jim Ryan, his business partner of 24 years, and a dear, dear friend.
We would like to thank every angel who looked after Michael (and Stephanie…) in the Palliative Care Unit and Cancer Care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The difference they made is beyond description. We also extend enormous, heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jennifer Gillis-Doyle and Jamie Flannigan, RPN, for making Michael’s final days as pain-free and precious as humanly possible. Those two were godsends.
Following Michael’s wishes, there will be no funeral, but a celebration of Michael’s life will take place in August. Please email us at
if you would like to attend.
Michael requested that any donations in his memory be made to the YWCA Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton or to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Thank you so much.
In his 87th year, passed peacefully in his sleep at Wellesley Central Place in Toronto, on Friday, May 17, 2013.
Doc had a full life. He was raised in a loving family in Toronto, where he worked as an advertising executive.
Doc had the opportunity to travel the globe extensively before retiring to the gentle shores of Sturgeon Point. Doc served this tight knit community that meant so much to him for years as it’s Reeve, a job that was very endearing to him.
Doc was very fond of the arts, and was an avid supporter of The Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada.
Doc knew what it was to give back to the community that he lived in, and volunteered on countless community projects, to name a few... Case Manor in Bobcaygeon, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, The Peterborough AIDS Resource, and The Victoria and Northumberland County.
Doc was a gracious host, and valued friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He has joined his closest friends, Joe Rivard and Brent Savoy who have passed a few years ago.
A Celebration of Doc's Life will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 19 Bond Street, Fenelon Falls on Thursday evening, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the adjoining church hall.
If desired, memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation or the St. James Anglican Church would be much appreciated.
(Former Pastor of the Fellowship Christian Centre)
On Thursday, May 16, 2013 in his 80th year.
Walter, dearly beloved husband for 59 years of Eleanor Lloyd.
Dear father of Christine (Ray) Foster and Stephen (Cindy) Best. Proud Poppa of Nathanael (Patty) Best, Joshua (April) Best, Lucas (Sarah) Best, Jameson Best, Jared (Christina) Foster and Anna Foster. Great Grandfather of Frederick Best.
Walter is also survived by brother Ron (Ardyth) Best and Alec Best.
Predeceased by parents David and Alice Best.
Funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 21st. Interment in Lakefield.
Memorial Donations can be made to Inroads International or Fellowship Christian Centre.
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care, on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in her 92nd year.
Beloved wife of the late Harry Ward (2008). Dear mother of Sandra Harrington (late William) of Peterborough, Richard Ward and his wife Yvonne of Montreal.
Loving grandmother of Shelly Lacey and her husband Jim, Bill Harrington and his wife Jennifer, and Michelle Ward. Great-grandmother of T.J., Will, Victoria, Olivia, Liam and Georgia. Daughter of the late Herbert and Bertha Pass.
Sister of Eileen Suggitt (late Morley), Mervyn Pass and his friend Maisie and the late Phyleena Naylor and her husband Vernon. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21st, followed by a Funeral Service in the Comstock Chapel at 11:30 a.m.
In memory of Thelma, donations to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Centennial Place Millbrook, in her 94th year.
Beloved wife of the late Jack Macdonald. Loving mother of David (Bonnie), Peter, and Philip (Lori). Proud grandmother of Jack, Jennifer, Shilo, Rachel, Heather, Ryan, Trisha, Jeff, Katie and Travis, and great-grandmother of 7.
Sadly missed by many relatives and friends.
A special thank you to the Millbrook Legion and Centennial Place for their kindness and care.
A Private family service will be held at a later date. Toni will be laid to rest with her husband Jack at the National Field of Honour.
Peacefully at Princess Gardens, Peterborough, on Monday, May 13, 2013. Maggie (Dunn) of Peterborough in her 90th year.
Wife of the late John Wilson.
Dear sister of Eileen (late Ivan Whitehouse) of Cornwall, Gerry (late Eddie Ryan) of Whitby and the late Larry Dunn (Suzanne Dunn) of Quebec. Best friend of Rick and Sue Caddick of Ennismore.
Dear Grandma to Rebecca (Jay Mills), Tanya (Dave Mahoney) all of Peterborough, Sarah (Joe Young), Katrina (Jim Young) all of Ennismore and great grandma of Chase, Kylie and Lexie Mills and Brittney Mahoney.
Funeral prayers will be held in Peterborough on Saturday, May 18th.
If desired, donations in Maggie’s memory may be made to the Cavan Pet Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Passed away at the P.R.H.C. on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Doris (nee Jackson) of Lakefield in her 91st year.
Wife of the late William Clattenburg.
Survived by her children Lynn Aube of Uxbridge, Ken Clattenburg (Peg) of Little Rock, Arkansas, Celia Bullock (Darrell) of Warsaw, Kathy Watson of Peterborough and daughter of the heart Karen Bowie (nee Pearson).
Also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her sons Dennis Paul and John and sisters Joyce and Norma.
“Holy Jeepers, Mom! What a life!”
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Doris’s life will be held in Lakefield on Friday, May 17th.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sick Children’s Hospital.
Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health center on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the age of 69.
Marie Foster dearly beloved wife of Alvin Foster of Marmora.
Loving mother of Brian Foster (Carol), Ruth-Anne Foster (Kevin) and Lisa Foster (Tony). Dear grandmother of Amanda, Kevin, Lyndsay, Brad, Kyle, Cody and predeceased by Brittany, great grandmother of Vanessa and Hailee. Sister of Ronnie (Linda) Galloway and predeceased by David and will be sadly missed by her sister in law Irene Galloway.
Funeral Service in Port Perry on Friday May 17th. Interment, Prince Albert.
Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully on May 12, 2013 in her home at Royal Gardens, having just celebrated her 97th birthday on May 5th.
Beloved wife of the late Keith Todd. Loving mother of Donald Todd and his wife Arlene, Twyla Harcourt and her late husband Douglas, and Brian Todd.
Dear grandmother of Patrick Todd, Jennifer Macdonald and her husband Tom, Brian Todd and his partner Sarah, Tanya Todd and her partner Bill, Jesse Todd and his wife Cei, and Matthew Harcourt and his partner Donnay. Proud great grandmother of Storm, Winter, Natalie, Emily, Taylor and Kaitlyn.
Dear sister of Ken Hartley (Wilma), Georgina Johnston (the late Lyle), Mona Boisvert (Fred), the late Ross Hartley (the late Anne), Stuart Hartley (the late Elsie), Dorothy Charbonneau (the late Jerry) and Luella Hartley. Will be sadly missed by her numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and her many friends and care-givers at Royal Gardens.
Visitation will be held at the COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Wednesday, May 15th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A service to commit Jean's urn will take place at the Gananoque Cemetery at a later date.
If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
After a short and courageous battle with cancer, Gary passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Saturday, May 11, 2013.
He leaves behind his partner of 20 years, Christine Warren, his daughter Dana Warren and son Kevin Warren and his grandchildren Dakota Warren and Cazzi Warren.
Gary will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
A partner at Robert W. Adams & Co. Chartered Accountants (Toronto) Gary retired in 2008. After his retirement Gary took great pleasure as a lunch supervisor at Holy Family Catholic School Beaverton where he enjoyed the antics of the junior classes.
The love for his grandchildren saw him at all their soccer games and horse shows throughout the area, where he proudly watched and cheered on their accomplishments. He instilled a confidence in his children and grandchildren to succeed and reach for their goals.
His dry sense of humour and quiet patience will be forever remembered along with his love for his horses and "DEERES."
We would like to thank his Pallative Care team Mary Beddows and Amanda Martin for the wonderful care and support during this time.
As per Gary’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service. Arrangements out of Millbrook. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be made to a charity or your choice.
(Longtime Entertainer, native language teacher, chef, Pathway of Fame Inductee and Masonic Lodge member of J.B. Hall Lodge 154)
At Extendicare on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in his 77th year.
Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Farrell). Loving father of Janet McCue, Linda McCue, Krista McCue, Jason McCue, Angela McCue, Lisa Rittwage, Joe McCue, Christopher Martin and Christopher Dunkley.
Cherished grandfather of Alexander, Leslie, Jeff, Stephanie Meagan, Samantha, Kora, Meghan, Chase, Lincoln, Rhiannon, Gwynyth, Wesley, Ciera-Jane, Melissa, Ashley, Richard and Ryan and great grandfather of Taylor, Dayna, Mikayla, Avery and Ruth. Dear brother of Clarence McCue.
Predeceased by his parents Leslie and Alice McCue, sisters Aileen Irons and Marjorie Ireland and brother Fred McCue.
There will be a Celebration of Stewart's Life in Peterborough on Wednesday, May 15th.
In memory of Stewart, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Peacefully with her family at her side, at PRHC Palliative Care on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in her 66th year, after a valiant, graceful, and often successful battle with ovarian cancer.
Greatest mother ever of Tim (Marina), Julie, Brian (Staci) and Amy. Beloved 'Gromo' and 'Baba' of Owen, Leah and Miles.
Beloved daughter of Nellie and the late Wilson Shaver and cherished sister of Valerie Vickers (John), Rena Retallick (Paul) and the late Elizabeth Moore. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and a legion of wonderful friends.
Bev was a much-loved ICU and Labour & Delivery registered nurse at Peterborough Civic Hospital for close to 35 years, work to which she was joyfully dedicated.
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, May 11, 2013 in his 70th year.
Beloved husband of Audrey (nee Vilneff) for over 50 years. Dear father of Dwayne (Christa) of Kingston, Jackie Johnston (Donnie) of Havelock, Jamie Patterson (John) of Hamilton, Darren (Krista) of Cavan, Darryl (Dawn) of Havelock & Dale (Jennifer Carr) of Havelock.
Papa will be sadly missed by Joshua, Jessi-Lyn & Jayden; Dylan, Zachary & Brandon; Patrick; Rebecca, Steven & Amanda; Jacob, Dalton & Julie; and Jade. Brother of Joan Pearce (Gord). Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Private family arrangements.
If desired, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.