Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 with his wife and daughter holding his hands.
He was born 68 years ago on his maternal grandparents’ farm in rural Saskatchewan where he spent his early years. Their love and care, along with that of his beloved mother Pearl (deceased) made him a very happy little boy. His aunts Elsie (deceased), Florence (deceased), and Evelyn, and uncles Arthur (deceased) and especially his uncle Donald (Verle) were a big part of his life.
When the family moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he was joined by his brothers Henry (Donna), Lorne (Kathy), Clive (Linda) and a sister Dorothy (Harvey). Through the years his bond with his brothers has continued to grow and strengthen.
Ralph was an exceptional baseball pitcher and was scouted. In his teens he joined the Militia Medical Corp. In high school, he met his wife Connie. They shared a lifetime of memories for 49 years. Their children Tracey and Sean were born in Vancouver, B.C.
After the family moved to Peterborough, Ontario, Ralph continued as sales manager for a B.C. company. In 1980, he and Connie opened their first successful business, The Bushel Basket Bulk and Natural Foods. When they sold it and moved to Cobourg, Ontario in 1997 they took over the Cobourg Wine Cellar. Ralph’s strong work ethic, honesty, respect and enjoyment of his customers saw him make many friends within his business.
He met his final illness with courage and dignity. His love for his daughter Tracey and his adored granddaughter Emily gave him strength and happiness. The many people who called and visited were a constant source of enjoyment.
Ralph wished only a private graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Care or Shelter of Hope would be appreciated.
Peacefully, with his family at his side, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. William of Lakefield, previously of Napanee, in his 73rd year.
Loving father of Joseph (Dawn) of Lakefield, and Sherry of Peterborough. Dear grandfather of Mitchell and Andrew. Brother of Jake (Erika) and the late George and Margaret “Marnie” (surviving husband Brian).
William will be fondly remembered by Lanna Baldwin, nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.
A Celebration of William’s Life will be held in Napanee at a later date.
If desired, donations may be made to the Junior Golfer Program, at the Napanee Golf & Country Club or a charity of your choice.
(Retired from G.E. Canada after 36 years of service and former Trainer with the Ennismore Shamrock Lacrosse Team)
Suddenly at his residence on Monday, September 15, 2014. Gerry Davies of Ennismore in his 77th year.
Beloved Husband of Sandy (O’Kane). Dear father of Darrell Davies (Jeannine), Darlene Clark (Darrell), Danny Davies (Nancy), Kim Young (Jim), Greg Davies (Christine), Kevin Barr (Mary-Lou), Kellie Garcia (Juan) and the late Colin Barr. Loving grandfather to 12 grandchildren.
Brother of Doreen Davies, Joan Davies (Mel), Lorraine Stenson (John), Diane Hancock (Richard) and the late Rusty Davies, Rob Davies and Linda Davies.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
With hearts filled with gratitude, we announce the passing of Ronald McKinlay on September 15, 2014 in his 90th year.
Beloved husband of Edith McKinlay, married for 47 years. Cherished dad of Luanne (Jambu) and Jill (Steffan), and dear grandpa of Thomas, Alex, Adam and Emily.
Brother of Reginald (predeceased), Doreen, Paul, Marian and Margaret and their spouses. He was a fun-loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Ron was a much-loved resident of Springdale Nursing Home in his later years and passed away there peacefully.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, September 19th at 11 am at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Centre Street, Millbrook. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. Inurnment.
Donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choosing.
Retired from Peterborough Civic Hospital after 43 years, entered into rest to join her late husband Melvin Northey on what would have been their 63rd wedding anniversary, September 15, 2014. Pauline passed peacefully at P.R.H.C. in the I.C.U. surrounded by her family.
Dear mother of Janet Northey (Reg Williams), Donna Nicholls (Reg), Dori Northey (Brian Axford), the late Sharon, James and Frederick. Loving grandmother of Christopher and Cara Nicholls, Shawn, Kyle and Katelyn Axford.
Sister of Sylvia Bailey.
Visitation will be held in St. Thomas Anglican Church (16 Centre Street, Millbrook) on Saturday, September 20th from 11am until the time of service at 12:00pm. Following the reception interment will take place in Bailieboro.
In memory of Pauline, donations may be made to the St. Thomas Anglican Church.
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, September 15, 2014 in his 74th year.
Beloved husband of Eileen Mary (nee Roche). Loving father of Lisa Coughlin and her husband John, Matt and his wife Nancy and Tim and his wife Jennifer. Cherished Papa of Emily, Mary, Evan, Rachel, Lauren, Brendan, Connor, Madelyn, and Griffin.
Dear brother of Cathy Ferguson and her late husband Stewart, Margaret Hildenbrand and her late husband Robert, Helen Plager and her late husband Barc, Christine “Dee Dee” Rutherford, Mike and his wife Pat, and brother-in-law of Helen Gonneau and her husband Winston, Marie Traviss and her late husband Joe, and Mike and his wife Donna Lee Roche. Uncle Jim will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 386 Rogers Street, Peterborough on Friday, September 19th at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.
In memory of Jim, donations to the St.Vincent de Paul would be appreciated by the family.
Passed away peacefully at Riverview Manor on September 15, 2014 in her 93rd year.
Beloved wife of the late Warren Blake Taylor.
Loving mother of Patricia Killingbeck (Kenneth), Jeffrey (Lynn), Michael (Sandra), Alice Price (Jonathan), the late Nancy Cuffe (late Jack), grandchildren Janice Smith (Richard), Jacquie Reid (Kelly), Dwayne (Stacey), Warren (Lisa), Bret (Jayne), Sean (Corey), Luke, Jordon, Adam, Bronwen Mattinson (Jacob), Evan, Dylan, Christina, Laurie, David and great grandchildren Taylor, Erika, Bevin, Conor, Abby, Chase, Bailey, Ella, Chloe, Morgan, Addyson, Hailey, Olivia and Isaac.
Nora was a devoted wife and worked hard supporting Warren in their business, Allied Cash Register, and had many friends and business relationships in Peterborough and surrounding areas.
She was a member of Knox United Church and was active in many groups with her church family over the years. Nora was an avid golfer at the Kawartha Golf and County Club where she was involved with women's groups and had two holes-in-one. She enjoyed bridge, bowling, reading, knitting and craftwork.
The depth, commitment and love of family is the biggest legacy that Nora will leave her family.
On September 15, 2014 at Fairhaven Home, Peterborough, Muriel (nee Gray) passed peacefully in the company of Robert (Bob), her husband of almost 72 years. Formerly of Claremont and Lakefield.
Muriel was the loving mother of John (Margaret) of Keswick, Jim (Susan) of Buckhorn, Ken (Doreen) of Bobcaygeon and Allen (Fay) of Cannington. Grandma will be remembered with love by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Muriel was predeceased by her parents Orrin and Ethel (Allen) Gray, sister Frances and brother Dr. Allen Gray.
A funeral service will be held in Lakefield on Saturday, October 4th. Interment.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Lakefield Baptist Church or Fairhaven Municipal Long-Term Care Home, Peterborough.
Of Selwyn, peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at the age of 97.
Jean, loving wife of the late Arthur Campbell.
Dear mother to Linda Fordham (the late Lloyd), and Heather Pritchard (the late Jeff). Devoted grandma to Daelyn Wilson (Dustin McGregor), Emily Pritchard, Erin Pritchard (Paul Harris), Lauren (Jeremy) Prosser, Trent Fordham, and great grandma to Thea, Paul and baby Harris.
Jean was the cherished sister of Margaret Carr (the late Bernard), and the late Winifred (John) Ethridge. Jean will also be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service for Jean will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1349 Buckhorn Road.
If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Chemung Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, or the charity of your choice.
Special thanks to Joan Hempstead for being a wonderful friend, and our many loving brothers and sisters.
(South Pacific WWII Veteran and former GP and Radiologist in Salina, Kansas; retired to Peterborough, Ontario in 1978)
Beloved husband of the late Wilma (nee Johnson) (October 21, 1997) for 55 years.
Dear father of the late Janet; survived by her husband Roger Jones of Peterborough. Grandfather of Michael of Peterborough and Brian and his wife Stephanie of Bowmanville. Great-grandfather of Matthew and William.
Predeceased by his sisters: Pauline, Isabel and Alvine.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 18th at CANTERBURY GARDENS, 1414 Sherbrooke Street West. Interment will take place at Lakefield Cemetery.
Passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Charlie Ball of Lakefield in his 70th year.
Charlie leaves behind his devastated and sad family; wife Judy (McIlwain), daughter Sherri Ball (Shawn) and sons Greg Ball (Jennifer) and Kevin Ball (Denise). Proud grandfather of Matthew, Julia, Kristin, Lauren, Courtney, Alyssa and Kyle.
Sadly missed by his sister Carol Wingett (Len), brothers Ross Mace (the late Cathy) and Dale Mace (the late Sharon), mother-in-law Margaret McIlwain, brothers-in-law Rick McIlwain (Linda), Terry McIlwain (El) and sister-in-law Diane Tait.
We lost a great man, far too early in his life. He was loving and caring to all who knew him as well as an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and son-in-law. Although we are shocked and heartbroken, we will always love Charlie for the wonderful man he was.
A funeral service will be held in Lakefield on Thursday, September 18th. Interment.
In memory of Charlie, donations may be made to the Lakefield Fitzsimmons Chiefs Junior ‘C’ Hockey Team or the Heart & Stroke Foundation as expressions of sympathy.
(Twenty-one year employee of the Cathedral where he was also a longtime parishioner)
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in his 92nd year.
Domenic, beloved husband of 58 years to Camilla Flamminio. Loving father of the late Maria Armstrong (Paul), Gabriella DeNoble Torfason (Kevin), Lorenzo (Emily), and Luisa Young. Cherished Grandpa of Melissa, Rachel, Charlene, Jesse, Denver, Alessandro, Gabriel, Francesca, Wyatt, Leah, Eric, and great grandpa of Abigail and Liliana.
Dear brother of Anna (Nick), Lucia (Rocco), and Antonette (Peter). Dear brother-in-law of Vita DiIlio, Nick Flamminio, Donny Flamminio (Lillian predeceased), Maria D’Angelo (Tony), Lidia Mazziotti (Jan, predeceased), and Mike Flamminio (Wendy). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass in the CATHEDRAL OF ST PETER-IN-CHAINS, Peterborough on Wednesday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Luis Lapinid officiating. Interment.
In memory of Domenic donations to ALS or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Peacefully, at PRHC, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in her 87th year.
Beloved wife of the late Thomas Alex Eason (September 16, 2005) for 59 years.
Dear mother of Angela Tobin of Peterborough, Evelyn MacDonald, the late Claude Eason both of Edmonton, Shirley and her husband the late Gerry Klyne of Gilmour, Barry Eason and his partner Jean Patton of Lakefield and Bob Eason and his wife Vicki of Duncan, B.C..
Dorothy was a grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a sister of William James Moore and Rose Lillian Wood.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm followed by a funeral service at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 17th in the chapel of COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough. Interment will take place at Rosemount Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by Dorothy's family.
Passed away Saturday, September 13th, at PRHC with his family by his side.
Mel is the loving husband of Patricia (Woodbeck) and the caring father of Bill, Bonnie (Richard) Nolasco and Cindy Beemer. He was the proud grandfather of Ryan, Sean, Kelly and Scott Beemer and Andrew Nolasco. Special friend of Meeghan Nolasco, Brent & Krystal, Paxton and Pierson Nolasco.
Son of the late Stella and Bert McCreary, brother of the late Sheila (Dave)King. Son-in-law of the late Mabel and Harry Woodbeck. Brother-in-law to Bill Woodbeck, Marjorie (Earl) Gray, Keith Woodbeck, Frank (Marian) Woodbeck, Raymond (Phyllis) Woodbeck, Allan (Marie) Woodbeck, David Woodbeck , Randy (Dianna-Lynn) Woodbeck and the late Doreen Spry, Gertie Woodbeck, Catherine Woodbeck, Linda Woodbeck and Sandra Woodbeck.
Our heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff and doctors of 4B at PRHC.
Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life Thursday, September 18th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Royal Canadian Legion, 1550 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Suddenly on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at age 51, Kevin was called home.
He will be sadly missed by his sister Karen (Doug) and their children: Darryl, David and Travis, brother Kim (Eva), friend Sean and all of his friends.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 18th from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service in the chapel of COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough. Interment to follow at Rosemount Memorial Gardens.
Passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Friday September 12, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Richard of Bracebridge, in his 72nd year.
Loving father of Greg (Anne Marie) and Stephanie (John Basler). Proud grandfather of Sabrina, Nicholas, Jason, Joshua and Sarah. Dear brother of Rose Imeson, Lee Gravlev (Terry Fitchett) and Julie Dotsch. Son of the late Nicholas and Daisy Dotsch.
Richard was loved and will be remembered by his former wife Carole Bagnato, nieces and nephews, and many friends in the Bracebridge and Toronto areas.
An avid paddler and hiker, Richard loved to travel, learn, discuss politics, organize and help lead canoe trips. Richard designed and built his own home in the woods, and was very proud of it. He will be remembered for his courage, indomitable spirit and perseverance.
Arrangements out of Peterborough. In keeping with Richard’s wishes, a private family memorial service will be held. A public celebration of Richard’s life will be held in Bracebridge at a later date.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada.
(32nd Degree Mason, Past President of the Kawartha Shrine Club and former member of the Kawartha Shrine Drum Corp. Retired Manager of Ruddy Electric Wholesale after 35 years of service)
At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, September 12, 2014. Karl Fee of Peterborough in his 92nd year.
Beloved husband of Margaret (Allan). Dear father of Allan Fee (Marina) and John Fee (Karen). Loving grandfather of Jason (Samantha), Lorene (Billy), Tamara (Christyn), Aaron (Chastity), Jordan (Ellen), Leah (Aarron) and great grandfather to Aidan and Jacob Karl.
Brother of Barry Fee, Kent Fee (Jean) and the late Norma and her husband Frank Jones.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s at Fleming and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre for their care and support.
A funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Friday, September 19th. Inurnment at a later date.
If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 12, 2014, at age 72, following a courageous struggle with pancreatic cancer.
Joe, beloved husband and best friend of Carol Yates for 50 years. Loving and devoted father of Daniel, and Cheryl Carl, and cherished grandfather of Allister and Morgan.
Dear brother-in-law of Henry Yates, Ron and Shiela Yates, Doreen and Leo Favaro, and Charles and Sherry Yates. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Joe was predeceased by his mother, Helen Tanner of Glace Bay, NS.
Joe was a quiet man of great character. He will be fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humour and his ability to bring a smile. He was a dedicated husband, father and Papa, who was generous with his time. Joe will be forever loved and dearly missed by all who knew him.
We would like to thank the numerous doctors and nurses who cared for Joe. Special thanks to Dr. Beamish and the compassionate and wonderful nursing staff of the PRHC Palliative Care Unit and the VON.
A Celebration of Joe's Life wil be held in Peterborough on Sunday, September 21st.
In memory of Joe, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society (for Pancreatic Cancer research) would be appreciated by the family.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Judi at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Survived by her ever loving husband Cleo (Ben) Cameron, daughter Paula, son in law Keiron, sister Lorna, and predeceased by sisters Barbara, Janet and brother William (Bill).
Judi is and will forever be a true modern renaissance woman. She was continuously on top of the game of life.
Whether it be in her career or at home, she had the passion and tremendous talent for fashion, theatre, cuisine, entertaining, travel, literature and of course crossword puzzles! Judi will be missed but never forgotten and we thank her for all the brilliant memories we share. We love you.
Our family would also like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to the wonderful staff of the ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital.