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Monthly Listings are in daily alphabetical order beginning with the most recent day.



Saturday, December 6th at 1:00 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Church, 386 Rogers Street, Peterborough ~ Fr. Bill Moloney

We realize the Christmas season can be a difficult time following the loss of a loved one,
but gathering with family and friends to remember our loved ones and the promise of faith can ease the pain.

Please join us for a non-denominational service of Hope & Remembrance in memory of your loved one.

Please RSVP by December 3rd by calling KAYE FUNERAL HOME AND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 705-745-7889
to allow us to plan for a reception that follows.


McCOLL, George Everett McColl Obituary | Print |

McCOLL, George Everett -

McColl_GeorgePassed away at the P.R.H.C. on Thursday, November 20, 2014. George McColl of Norwood in his 90th year.

Son of the late Violet and William John McColl and brother of the late Earl McColl.

George will always be loved and remembered by his many cousins and extended family.

A funeral service will be held in Norwood on Wednesday, November 26th. Interment.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Five Counties Children's Centre Foundation.

KNOX, Karen Jennifer (Woodhus) Knox Obituary | Print |

KNOX, Karen Jennifer (Woodhus) -

Knox_Karen(Employee with Sears Canada)

At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Karen (Woodhus) of Peterborough in her 60th year.

Beloved wife of Cliff Knox.

Daughter of the late Doug Woodhus. Sister of the late Shirley Poitras and her husband Bill Jarrett. Karen will be missed by her nephews Dan Pettem (Anne), David Pettem (Julie), Mike Jarrett (Carol) and nieces Wendy Deruchie (Scott), Sandra Pettem and her great nephews Adam, Joshua, Kyle and her great niece Samantha.

A funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Monday, November 24th.

If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the P.R.H.C. Palliative Care Unit, Hospice Peterborough, Canadian Cancer Society or Lakefield Animal Welfare Society.

SOPHA, Stephen Paul 'Steve' Sopha - Obituary | Print |

SOPHA, Stephen Paul 'Steve' -

Sopha_SteveAt Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Steve Sopha of R.R.#4 Marmora in his 62nd year.

Husband of Wanda (Osborne).  Father of Ivan, Trenton; Rosalie (Jamie Murphy), Tamworth and the late Rodney.

Grandfather of Bradley, Nathan, Dawson, Noah, Natalie, Teresa, Mason, Janita, James & Maria.

Step father of Tina Clarke (Randy), Peterborough and Michelle Osborne, Peterborough.

Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will take place in Marmora on Saturday, November 22nd.  Interment in Havelock.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or People Helping People.

HORGAN, Donald John 'Horgy' Horgan Obituary | Print |

HORGAN, Donald John 'Horgy' -

Horgan_DonPassed away suddenly at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in his 70th year.

Beloved husband of 48 years to Lois Horgan nee Vout, father of Deanna Horgan Arenovich(Jeff) and Tim Horgan(Meagan).

Predeceased by his sister Kathy Soenen and his father John and mother Phyllis and stepfather Alex Ramsey. Loving grandfather of Stefan and Markus Arenovich, Gavynn Brent, Elliott Horgan, and Finnigan Horgan.

Don was a proud supporter of the Northumberland Humane Society where he met the other love of his life Taffy the cat, he was also a longtime supporter of Legion minor softball, Whiskey Jacks baseball, and the Kawartha Kavaliers drum corps.

A celebration of Horgy's life will be held at Kelly's Homelike Inn upstairs at the Bus Stop on Saturday, November 22nd from 1 until 4.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northumberland Humane Society would be appreciated.

KUSCHNEREIT, Larry J. Kuschnereit - Obituary | Print |

KUSCHNEREIT, Larry J. -   "Express Condolences"

Kuschnereit_LarryMay 6, 1939 - November 14, 2014

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Friday November 14th, 2014.

Larry James Kuschnereit aged 75 years.

Beloved husband to the former Marjorie Fischer, dear father to Scott and Mark and his wife Tricia all of Kitchener, loving papa to Stella, brother to Frank and his wife Glenda of Ottawa.

Predeceased by his parents Emil Kuschnereit and Carrie Habermiehl.

Larry was employed for J.M. Schneider's Ltd for 35 years as a plumber until his retirement and was a member of the J.M. Schneider's Retirees Club, and was vice president of Monck's Landing Golf Club, in Norland, On.

Friends may call at the RATZ-BECHTEL FUNERAL HOME, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, from St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at 1:00 pm, with Pastor David Malina officiating.

Donations may be made to St. Mary's Cardiac Care Unit, through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at


BOUDREAU, Joseph Benoit 'Ben' Boudreau Obituary | Print |

BOUDREAU, Joseph Benoit 'Ben' –

Boudreau_Ben(Retired Master Warrant Officer with the RCAF)

Peacefully with his family by his side at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the age of 90.

Ben, loving husband of the late Margaret Elaine Boudreau, and son of the late Rita and Allan Boudreau.

Devoted father to Carolyn Maxwell, Robert Boudreau, Norma (Bill) Corley, and Susan Boudreau (Oscar Horth). Ben was the cherished grandfather to Richard Boudreau, Daniel Boudreau, Shawn Harvey, and Sebastian, Nicolas and Owen Horth. Great Grandfather to Leah and Noah Boudreau.

Loving brother of Angela, Florence and Norman. Joseph is predeceased by siblings John, Paul, Norman, Allan, Mary and Bernadette. Joseph will also be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, friends and his Air Force comrades.

Cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

If desired, donations may be made to the ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION TRUST FUND.

SERRA, Mary Dominica (Cauchi) Serra Obituary | Print |

SERRA, Mary Dominica (nee Cauchi) -     "Express Condolences"

Serra_MaryPeacefully, at Springdale Country Manor on Monday, November 17, 2014 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Vincent Serra.

Loving mother of Josephine Hennessy (Jim) of Calgary, Godfrey Serra (Maria) of Peterborough, Susan Lemay of Oakville and Diane Redfern (Grad) of Peterborough.

Proud grandmother of Jeffrey Hennessy (Erin), Sean Hennessy (Chantel), Sonya (Yanni Pelekanos), Stephanie (Don Young), Christina (Dan Watson), Adam, Bryan, Justin and Shannon. Great grandmother of Kaitlyn, Lauren, Tyler, Alexi, Damon, Ari, Siera, Dane, Mason, Rory, Bruno and Ralph.

Dear sister of Rose Zammit (Larry), Roger Cauchi (Frieda) and the late Paul Chauchi, Jane Zammit, Sonny Cauchi and Iris Grixti.  Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne's Church, 859 Barnardo Avenue, Peterborough on Friday, November 21st at 12:30 p.m. A private family interment will follow at Rosemount Memorial Gardens.

In memory of Mary, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. Online condolences may be made at


WATSON, John (Jack) Mathew Watson - Obituary | Print |

WATSON, John (Jack) Mathew - 

Watson_JohnWorld War II Veteran, Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather

(January 22, 1924 – November 17, 2014)

After a full and much loved life, Dad was sadly taken from us to be reunited with his loving wife of 49 years, Leonora Joyce Watson.

For the last 16 years, Dad lived with his youngest son Randy, wife Karen, and his grandchildren Erin (Riccardo), Kyla (Bryon), and Brett in one big happy household. Dad will also be dearly missed by his eldest son Gary and grandson Logan. Dad will be forever remembered by his four grandchildren as their beloved “Poppa”.

Dad was a World War II Veteran with the Air Force as a Private from 1934 - 1936 and worked overseas as an engineer on fighter planes, and other war aircraft, joining the Army from 1936-1937 in the rank of Sergeant.

Dad returned home to meet the love of his life, and raised two beautiful sons, enjoying weekends at the cottage with Joyce on Long Island, Rice Lake. Dad worked for the Toronto Board of Education up to his retirement, and devoted his years to the Royal Canadian Legion as Member and Officer. 

Jack enjoyed watching golf finals every Sunday, followed by a Prime Rib and Yorkshire pudding dinner, and in recent years watching the Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays, and enjoying life with his dear companion, Agnes Ward.

At Dad’s request, we will have a celebration of life in his honour with his dearest friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, we ask kindly ask that donations be made in his name to Cancer Care at the Lakeridge Health Foundation.

Our family extends very special thanks to Dr. Stephen and Marnie Stern for their loving care and support - it was above and beyond! Our family is also very appreciative of those who helped to keep Dad safe and comfortable – thank you to Nurse Nancy, the Central East CCAC and Personal Support Workers, and also Veterans Affairs.

A very heartfelt thank you to the team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, including the nurses and doctors of the sixth floor and palliative care for their tender care, and to his very own "Special K" who was alongside him til’ the end.

Legends never die. You will live on in our hearts forever. Until we meet again.


MARTIN, Evelyn Margaret (Gregory) Martin Obituary | Print |

MARTIN, Evelyn Margaret (nee Gregory) -

Passed away at the Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Evelyn (nee Gregory) of Lakehurst, formerly of Ancaster in her 90th year.

Wife of the late Doug Martin (2006).

Dear mother of Gayle Simms (Michael) of Dundas, Wendy Bulley (Garry) of Hamilton, Bonnie Thompson (Paul) of Woodstock, Wayne of Paris, Bradley of Cayuga and Kevin of Lakehurst. Sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by her granddaughter Courtney and sister Marion Grundy (Doug).

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Lakefield.

Evelyn was an avid and gifted quilter and long-time member of the Buckhorn Quilters’ Guild.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

ROSE, Donna Marie (Yates) Rose Obituary | Print |

ROSE, Donna Marie (nee Yates) -         "Express Condolences"

Passed away on November 16, 2014 in her 62nd year.

Beloved partner of the late Dwight Gray.

Loving mother of Maria Clark (John Shafe) and Larry Clark. Proud grandmother of Joshua Clark (Natasha), Joseph Sampson (Emma) andCourtney Gray and great grandmother of Autumn and Jasmine Clark.

Dear sister of Cathy Hillis (Bill), Steve Yates (Michelle), and the late Louise Dennie. Will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Russell and Ruby Yates.

There will be a family gathering Sunday, November 23rd from 1:00-3:00pm at the Peterborough Lions' Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street (free parking).

If so desired, donations in Donna's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

Online condolences may be made at


WALLING, Nancy (Richards) Walling Obituary | Print |

WALLING, Nancy (nee Richards) -

Walling_NancyPassed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at P.R.H.C. in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Robert for 59 years. Cherished mother of Bob (Kelly Stewart), and Cindy (late Peter Cavanagh) (Lindsay Ewing).

Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Alicia, Nicole, Aiden, Justin, and Michael.

Dear sister of Pat Thomas, and the late Gertrude, Arthur, Ruth, Albert, Vincent, Ronald, and sister-in-law of Lloyd, Beverley, Gloria, Victoria, Linda and Bill. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Funeral service in Peterborough on Friday, November 21st. Interment to follow.

If desired donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke would be appreciated.

HOWARD, Edward Francis Charles 'Ed' Howard Obituary | Print |

HOWARD, Edward Francis Charles 'Ed' -

Howard_EdPassed away at the P.R.H.C. on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Ed Howard of Lakefield, formerly of Dundas, in his 68th year.

Beloved husband of 34 years Carol (nee Krawchuk). Always loved and remembered by his girls Melissa Howard and Danielle McIver (Duncan) all of Lakefield. Dear Grampy of Tristan.

Ed served proudly in the Canadian Forces with the Fort Garry Horse Regiment.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Arrangements out of Lakefield.

Ed’s family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at the P.R.H.C. for their kindness and dedication while he was in their care.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ed, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Kidney Foundation or The Friends of Algonquin Park.

WIGHT, Murray Elwood Wight Obituary | Print |

WIGHT, Murray Elwood -       "Express Condolences"

(Retired OMC)

Peacefully, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residence in his 86th year.

Beloved partner of Isobel Johnson. Loving father of Susan Thomas (Larry), Duanne Wight (Louise Skelhorn), late Derek Wight and Keyla Wight (Mike).

Dear brother of the late Merle Oliver, Jean McDougal (Keith) and Ann Snelgrove (Alvin). Proud grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 5. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tainish; Angela Resetar (Community Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Community Care Access Centre); VON Peterborough; Hospice Peterborough; Nightingale Nursing Registry; Peterborough Regional Health Centre Cancer Unit; Lakeridge Health Centre Cancer Unit; and the Alzheimer Societies of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton.

In keeping with Murray's wishes cremation had taken place and a private family service was held.

In memory of Murray, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.

Online condolences may be made at


CULL, Michael Leonard 'Len' Cull Obituary | Print |

CULL, Michael Leonard 'Len' -

Cull_Michael(Member of the Peterborough Golf and Country Club)

Peacefully at Royal Gardens, Peterborough on Friday, November 14, 2014. Len Cull of Peterborough in his 94th year.

Husband of the late Margery (Vice).

Dear father of Sheila Thompson of Omemee and Rosanne (Jack Carcasole) of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Gary, Mark, Laura, Lauren and Jaclyn.

Brother of Gladys Howard of Eganville and the late Dot Cull and Harold Cull. Brother-in-law of the late Wilfred Howard and Ave Cull. Uncle Len will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 5390 Highway 60, Douglas, Ontario, on Saturday, November 22nd at 11:30 a.m. Interment.

If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough.

A special thank you to Dr. Craig Maltman and his staff and the wonderful staff at Royal Gardens for their care and compassion.

EDWARDS, Iva Audrey (Keetch) Edwards Obituary | Print |

EDWARDS, Iva Audrey (Keetch) –

Edwards_IvaPassed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014 at her Princess Gardens Residence, Peterborough, in her 87th year.

Iva was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd W. Edwards.

Although raised in the Great Depression, the family was very close and she was the dear sister of the late Malcolm "Mac" Keetch (surviving wife Sheila), William "Bill" Keetch (late Dorothy) and Lorna Hambrook (late Ralph).

Beloved aunt of Paul Keetch, Blair Keetch, and Step Mother of Susanne Edwards-Ottens, William "Bill" Edwards, Patti James and Lorri Chu.

Best friend of Doreen Jones, Iva will be remembered by many in Peterborough.

A longtime Peterborough resident and Canadian General Electric employee who enjoyed playing cards, dancing and other community activities.

Cremation. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

If desired, donations may be made to the Peterborough Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

ROSSER, Pat Rosser - Obituary | Print |


Rosser_PatAge 83 years. Passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Beloved wife of Wally Rosser.  Loving mother of David Rosser and Sue & Gerry Gumbley.  Adored Nanny of Jenny, Emily, Owen, Chelsea and Jill. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her brother in law Colin Rosser, her nieces and nephews and their families, as well as by her many friends and nursing colleagues both in Ontario and Quebec. 

She is predeceased by many family members who were instrumental in her life, especially her mother, Marie and her Aunt Lily.

Memorial Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street Bowmanville on Tuesday November 18th from 7 – 9 pm. 

A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday November 19th at 10 am. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Bowmanville Memorial Hospital Foundation or Peterborough Regional Hospital Foundation, both of whom took excellent care of Pat during her time there.

STEFANICK, Edward Stefanick Obituary | Print |

STEFANICK, Edward (Bike builder "Fast Eddie") -

Stefanick_EdIt is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ed at his home on Friday, November 14, 2014 just four days prior to his 65th birthday after a brief battle with Leukemia.

Beloved husband of Deb. Loving father of Thomas (Debbie), Tracy Stefanick (Dwayne Ford) and Theresa Avery (Jesse). Grandpa will be sadly missed by Jade, Desiree, Jesse, Tori, Amber, Tucker, Nathan, Cameron, Asher, Abby and Mackenzie.

Cherished son of Alice and the late William.

Dear brother of Wayne (Lorraine) and Cathy Moore (Doug). Son-in-law of Ernie Lawrence and the Sheila. Uncle Ed will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their extended families.

Funeral service in Peterborough on Tuesday, November 18th.

In memory of Ed, donations to the Anglers and Hunters Association would be appreciated.

SWINSON, Ralph Swinson Obituary | Print |

SWINSON, Ralph -

(Retired GE employee after 21 years)

Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Extendicare Peterborough at the age of 68 years.

Beloved husband of Donna. Loving father of Rick (Laura) and Karen Swinson. Grandpa will be sadly missed by Jake and Maisie.

Dear son of Evelyn and the late Lloyd Swinson. Cherished brother of Barb Neville (Harry), Marion Boomhouer, Keith (Jeanette), Bruce (Sue), Sylvia Sisson and Steve (Jean). Son-in-law of Marie Thomas. Ralph will be missed by his many brother and sisters-in-law and nieces, nephews and their extended families.

A Celebration of Ralph's Life will be held on Sunday, November 23rd from 1 - 4 p.m. at Mapleridge Senior Centre (1085 Brealey Drive), Peterborough.

In memory of Ralph, donations to the Parkinson's Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

VON ZUBEN, Alfred 'Alf' Von Zuben Obituary | Print |

VON ZUBEN, Alfred 'Alf' -

The family is sad to announce the passing of "Alfie" on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 75th year.

Beloved father of Andrew and his wife Kira, Leslie and her husband Matthew Gorham, Valerie and her husband Zach Wynen. Loving grandfather of Auren, Fern, and Meer.

Dear brother of Lynn Reynolds and uncle of Carolyn Haight and her husband Richard and Lorna Ramessar and her husband Kevin. Born in 1940 and raised in Toronto, Alf was the son of the late Alfred Emil and Ruth Von Zuben.

The Von Zuben family is fondly known from its days operating Fife's Bay Marina on Chemong Lake, which they owned from 1961 - 1983.

A memorial gathering will be held for Alf at his home on Saturday, November 29th. Please contact Valerie for details.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Peterborough or the Canadian Cancer Society.

BALL, Leonard Ball Obituary | Print |

BALL, Leonard -

Peacefully at Reachview Village Uxbridge on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in his 99th year.

Predeceased by his wife Fern Bremmel.

Loving father of Jean, Kenneth, Pat, and Kathy. Predeceased by his son Roland. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Respecting Leonard’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be planned for a future date. A graveside service will be held at Zion Cemetery, Mitchell's Corners on Friday November 21st at 2:00pm.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Reachview Village for your care and concern during Leonard’s stay.

CUMMINS, Moya Harp Cummins Obituary | Print |

CUMMINS, Moya Harp -

Cummins_Moya(February 10, 1948 – November 13, 2014)

Passed away on Thursday, November 13th, 2014.

Moya Cummins Harp Moya Cummins Harp was born in Kells, Ireland county Mead on Feb 10/1948 and started to grow up in a small farmhouse with only the basics. Her mom and dad met during the war effort in England, married and returned to Ireland, but it was hard for them because the war had taken all heavy equipment from their gravel business.

Sebastian Cummins “Sam” was very familiar with heavy equipment and pursued an opportunity to immigrate to Canada as a heavy equipment operator. I think Moya said one of his first jobs had to do with cleaning up after Hurricane Hazel. He later went on to build a successful earth-moving business. During those years Moya became familiar with his work. She was often recruited to round up parts in the middle of the night from Crothers. She could count loads and always knew the size classification of bulldozers.

Moya had a go at many jobs, even a season of chasing a singing career. She met many people back in the day of the Blue Note while she was discreetly singing with a band that frequented Buffalo. She is even on two of Bob Seger's tracks, as a background singer. “That's her story and she always stuck to it”. That album was laid down in Toronto – kind of a last minute production but is most famous today.

One day someone close to her asked her if she wanted to starve or have a career, and those words finally nudged her in to normal work. But she always had a real love and interest for music. Eventually she answered an ad for Accountant Jack Bloomberg and after an old-school interview, was hired and thrown into swim. Lucky for her, it fit like a glove and she spent the next 40 years or so in the industry.

Moya actually has an interesting family background. Her Cousin Fr. Walsh held a high position in the Catholic Church and was the God-driven force behind operation Pedro Pan. She also had a colourful grandfather who suffered a year in an Australian prison for treason. After, he wrote an article about the commonwealth state, in particular THE HOKITIKA ELECTION, while being left in charge of the local newspaper "West Coast Times."

Over her life, she overcame lung cancer and dodged several other health tragedies, as well as accident related events.

Her final victory, was being sent back on 10-20-14. Moya was not revived until she arrived at hospital and she was sent back intact, contrary to what was being stated. D.G.

She passed on Thursday 11-13-14 at Mackenzie Health and Farther Randy Foster of St. Thomas More, Millbrook attended to a final Blessing request for Moya. Moya was a Kind Soul, More Than Fair, Not Greedy and in the later years, was always ready to help a stranger in need - even when she herself was in need.

She will be missed deeply, as will the unkindly timing of her her Black Humour. One of the last things we did together was to take a day pilgrimage to Martyrs Shrine and when I look at the pictures taken, I cannot help wonder if I was being told then. Moya will always be part of me and equally part of me was lost in this race.

Moya is survived by her husband 18+ years, Thomas Harp Jr and as far as I know her brother James Cummins, sister Chris Cummins and Charles Cummins. I was told Angie Cummins passed.

LOW, Lily Myrtle Robson Low Obituary | Print |

LOW, Lily Myrtle Robson -

Peacefully at Toronto Grace Hospital on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in her 105th year.

Lily, daughter of the late Robert Douglas Robson and Elisa Ann Trotter.

Predeceased by her sisters Gertrude Elgin and Sara Bertha Robson, and brothers Bert Frederick and Robert George Robson.

Cousin of Eric Holt and Susan Gardiner.

A graveside service will be held in Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough on Saturday, November 22nd at 11:00 a.m.

MOORE, Betty Moore Obituary | Print |

MOORE, Betty -

Moore_BettyPassed away peacefully on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at Extendicare Peterborough in her 70th year.

Beloved wife of the late Laverne.

Cherished mother of Theresa (Jim), Debby (Nicky) and Greg (Diana). She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jodi (Graham), Joshua, Jordan, Connor, Matthew and Rebecca.

Dear sister of the late Gloria (Gary), and sister-in-law of Joan (Brian), Kathy (Larry), Doris (Don Dunlop), Wayne (Isobel), Roger (Yvonne) and Marvin (Christie) and the late Dennis (Cathy). Betty will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.

A Funeral Service will take place in Peterborough on Monday, November 17th. Interment to follow.

Donations made to Millbrook Minor Hockey would be greatly appreciated by the family.

CROFOOT, Robert William 'Bob' Crofoot Obituary | Print |

CROFOOT, Robert William 'Bob' -

Crofoot_RobertBob went to be with the Lord, on November 11, 2014 at the Columbia Forest Long Term Care Home in his 87th year after suffering from Alzheimers. He passed away peacefully with family by his side.

Bob is survived by Lois, his loving wife of 62 years, by his children Bruce (Alice) Crofoot, Ken (Jan) Crofoot, and Linda (Chris) Pernfuss, and by his grandchildren Lisa, Jeffrey, Ben, Lucas, Alvin and Julia.

Bob was born in Brockville. He was the son of a Baptist minister and moved frequently, living in many cities across Canada, including Simcoe, where he met Lois at Simcoe High School. He attended McMaster University and then worked briefly for several companies before joining BP Canada and moving to Montreal.

While with BP he also held positions in Kitchener and Toronto. Bob was a well- liked and respected businessman who approached his work as he did his life, with integrity and Christian values. He made many friendships that lasted a lifetime.

Bob retired in 1988 and after 9 years of retirement in Peterborough, he and Lois moved back to Kitchener/Waterloo. Bob was blessed with a full life and had many interests. He was a skilled athlete playing hockey, baseball, badminton, squash, golf and curling. He greatly enjoyed his annual fishing trips initially with his sons, later with his fishing pals from work and finally with his grandsons.

Bob was an avid golfer, having held memberships at Kanawaki in Montreal, St. Georges in Toronto, Kawartha in Peterborough and Galt Country Club. Bob was active throughout his life in the Baptist Church participating in the choir and in finance and management and for the Baptist Convention where he held positions on the Finance Board. In Kitchener-Waterloo Bob has been a loyal member of Highland Baptist Church.

In the latter part of his life, Bob loved his role as 'Grandpa Cro'. He gained so much pride and joy watching his grandchildren’s achievements in the sports that were so dear to his heart, and in sharing with them story after story about his own life.

Bob’s family praises God for his wonderful life. We would like to thank everyone who has been so caring and helpful as life became more difficult for Bob. We would like to say a special thank you to all of the staff at Columbia Forest who truly cared for Bob throughout his stay with them. You became family to him and we appreciate everything you did.

The complete funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 11 am at Highland Baptist Church, 135 Highland Rd. W., Kitchener. Cremation to follow.

Donations may be made to Highland Baptist Church or the Alzheimer Society.

FOX, Ruth Anne (Bell) Fox Obituary | Print |

FOX, Ruth Anne (nee Bell) -

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ruth Anne Fox. On November 11, 2014 in her 61st year our dear sweet Ruth joined her beloved Angels who passed before her.

She meant more to us than she will ever know. Her laughter was contagious. The tears of love and grief she shed showed the beauty in her eyes and the love in her heart. The joy she gave to the family and all around her will never be forgotten.

Ruth was the treasured wife of Terry. Loving mother to Stephanie Russell (Darryl) and Steven Fox (Pam). Cherished grandma of Rebecca, Chelsea, Charly and Ashely.

Dear sister of Brenda Bushey (Kevin), Lindsay and Andy Bell (Anita), Omemee. Dear sister-in-law of Guy Fox (Judy), Omemee; Jackie Fox, Wasaga Beach; Leesa Geary, Peterborough; Leslie Friedrich (Ernst) Burketon; Joan Fox, Perth; and Jane Trennum (John), Omemee. Aunt Ruth will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Ken and Shirley Bell.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Marathon, Ontario, on November 22nd at 11:00 am.

To honour Ruth's memory, the family would appreciate donations to Wilson Memorial Hospital, Marathon, in lieu of flowers.

GIBSON, Judith Louise (Pennel) Gibson Obituary | Print |

GIBSON, Judith Louise (nee Pennel) 'Teddy Bear Lady' –  "Express Condolences"

Gibson_JudithJudy in her 79th year, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on November 11, 2014.

Beloved wife of Ken (deceased 1985).

Dear sister of Jan Mayes (Jerry) of Laporte, Indiana. Fond Aunt of Brian (Kim) and Kevin. Great-Aunt to Ashlyn all of the United States. Predeceased by her parents Reed and Violet Pennel.

Judy was well entrenched in the city of Peterborough with the Peterborough Teddies, The Red Hats, past president of Kiwanis. Special friend of the Lunch Bunch Ladies, Gail McKeown, Karen Flynn, Gayle Wilson and many others.

As per Judy's wishes, cremation has taken place and a gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

Special thanks for the wonderful nursing and dietary care at PRHC.

If so desired donations can be made to PRHC, Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at


MACLEAN, John Alistair ‘Al’ MacLean - Obituary | Print |

MACLEAN, John Alistair ‘Al’ -

At his residence on Thursday, November 11, 2014. Al MacLean of Havelock, in his 62nd year.

Son of the late Smith and Margaret MacLean.

Dear brother of Ray (Sheila), Karen Crooks (Don), Kathryn McDowell (Scott), all of Peterborough, and Ron (Wilma) of Orillia.

Also survived by his nieces and nephews Rachael, Anderson; William, Sarah; Rylan, Brennan; Ian.

A Memorial gathering will take place at the Rebekah Lodge, 8 Oak Street, Havelock on Saturday, November 22nd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Final resting place will be in Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

STEWART, Raymond John Stewart Obituary | Print |

STEWART, Raymond John -

Died November 11th, 2014 at Leesberg, Florida at the age of 88.

Predeceased by his loving wife Carlotta Laing, his parents William Howard Stewart and Mary Jane Mathers, also one brother Roy.

He leaves his son Paul (Jill), daughter Jane (Jim) and sons Jim and Rob, seven grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, nephews Robert and Bill Stewart and two surviving sisters-in-law Alice Neck and Elva Lynch.

The interment will take place at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough at a later date.

COTNAM, David Ronald 'Barry' Cotnam Obituary | Print |

COTNAM, David Ronald 'Barry' -

Cotnam_BarryPeacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, November 10, 2014, after a brief illness at the age of 60.

Barry, devoted and loving partner of 14 years of Mabel Rousseau.

Beloved father of Robert (Megan Kime) and Shelly. Grandfather of Nathan and Kaitlyn. Dear loving step-father of Kevin (Sherry) Morton and Jake (Cheryl Muzyka) Rousseau.

Loving and adored grandfather of Kalvin, Kurtis, and the late Richard Morton.

Dear brother of Gary (Sharon), Bev (Bill) McCaw, and step-brother of George, Darlene, Marylynne, and the late Harry Armitage. Cherished son of the late Julie Armitage. Barry will be sadly missed by his special 4-legged friend Abby who spent many wonderful years at the cottage together.

A Celebration of Barry's life will be held in Peterborough on Friday, November 14th.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the PRCH Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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