Entered into rest suddenly at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Monday, April 21, 2014. Geraldine (nee McGraw), in her 91st year.
The beloved wife of the late Chris Mongraw (1994).
Loving mother of Dorina (Mrs. Al O'Neill) of Downeyville and step-mother of Steven Mongraw and his wife Linda and family of Lindsay.
Dear grandmother of Tracy (Mrs. Brad Gauthier) of Barrie, Todd (Jesse) O'Neill of Cowan's Bay and Troy (Sandy) O'Neill of Charlore Park. Loving great grandmother of Tristan, Rachel, Elliot and Pheonix.
Fondly remembered by her extended family in New Brunswick.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Luke's Church, Downeyville on Thursday, April 24th at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at St. Luke's Cemetery, Downeyville.
If desired, memorial donations to the Kawartha Lakes Food Bank would be appreciated and may be arranged through the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (toll free 1-877-427-8434).
Passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 66.
Al was the beloved husband of Louise (Challis) for 35 years. Wonderful and loving Dad to Chad (Jen) and Andrea Walsh.
Predeceased by his parents Harry and Beth (McGowan) Walsh and his older brother Harry Jr. (MaryAnn). Remembered fondly by extended family, and many friends.
Al spent his career of over 30 years working in the Recreation Division of the City of Peterborough. He was also a dedicated community volunteer throughout his life.
He taught us, by example, the importance of maintaining a sense of humour when faced with adversity. Though he encountered many challenges in his life, his love for family and his hometown sustained him; he also maintained a love for sports and would never turn down an extra dessert!
A Celebration of Al’s Life will be held in Peterborough on Friday afternoon.
If desired, donations in Al’s memory may be made to a minor sports organization of your choice.
Passed peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in his 89th year.
Retired dairy farmer, member of Norwood Agricultural Society and Trinity United Church, Hastings.
Beloved husband of Marie (nee Meiklejohn) for over 63 years. Dear father of David (Anne), Jim (Barb), Bob (Nancy), Nancy Michalowicz (Rob), Mary Ann Meldrum (David), Susan Flood (Dennis), Janie Hull (Bob) and Laurie Nikou (Dennis). Loving Poppa of 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by grandson Trevor Buck.
Brother of Ron (Dorothy), Muriel Burgess (late Fred) and the late Elva Beavis (Jack), Norma Walsh (Tom) and Marion Boost (Ed). Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Poppa will be greatly missed during family get-togethers, for his sense of humour, his expertise at crokinole and his skillfulness at predicting the weather.
Friends will be received at the Trinity United Church, Hastings on Saturday, April 26th from 12:00 noon until time of Service at 2:00 pm, Reverend Jamie York officiating. Interment at a later time.
If desired, donations may be made to Trinity United Church, Hastings.
Entered into rest on Easter Sunday, April 20th, 2014, at Peterborough Extendicare, in her 96th year.
She leaves behind her daughters Shirley Allen and Kim, five grandchildren, Janet and her husband Mark, Julie, Scott, Kelly and Robbie. Also, four beautiful great grandchildren Natasha, Marissa, Melissa, and Mitchell.
Ms. Carr was predeceased by seven brother and sisters, John, James, Theresa, Valentine, Alphonsus, Emma, and Michael all of Newfoundland.
She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews in Nfld. P.E.I, and Ontario.
Memorial service in Peterborough on Friday, April 25th. Interment to follow.
Passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on April 19, 2014 at the age of 84.
Beloved wife of the late George Munson (November 15, 2013) for 32 years.
Dear sister of Ruth and her husband Jack Veenman. Aunt of Carol Anne Little (Bruce), Louise McLaren (Ted), Chris Veenman (Barb) and Sybil Veenman (Kevin Pike). Step-mother of Jane Snider and the late Arthur Munson (March 27, 2009) and his wife Claudia.
Annie will be lovingly remembered by her nine great-nieces & nephews and one great-great niece, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Anne will be missed by her many friends and the staff at VON where she volunteered for more than 30 years.
Peacefully, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 18, 2014 in her 96th year.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph Carruthers.
Loving mother of Bryan Carruthers (Cynthia) of Peterborough and the late William 'Bill' Carruthers of Toronto. Dear Grandma of Joseph and Daniel.
Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Donald Spink.
A memorial service will be held at COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Thursday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m., with visitation prior to the service from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
If so desired, donations in memory of Velma may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 18, 2014 with her family by her side.
Doreen will be well remembered by the community of Living Hope Christian Reformed Church for her youth and pastoral care work. She was a dedicated Servant of the Lord, seeking to minister to the needs of that congregation.
Doreen was the beloved wife of Ray Hendriks. Devoted mother to Daniel and Matthew both of Peterborough. Cherished daughter of Hotze and Particia Pel.
Fondly remembered by siblings Ted, Susan, Marsha (Art Hiemstra) and Stephen (Cindy). She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews and in-laws.
Friends will be received at the Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1 Consumer Drive, Peterborough from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Monday April 21st.
A service to celebrate Doreen’s life will be held at the Church on Tuesday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m.
If desired, donations to Living Hope Christian Reformed Church or to Rhema Christian School would be appreciated.
Passed away suddenly yet peacefully after a brief illness, with her family by her side, at the P.R.H.C. on Friday April 18, 2014. Helen Loucks of Young's Point in her 80th year.
Loving wife of the late Doug Loucks.
Dear mother of George Loucks (Liane) of Buckhorn. Survived by her brothers George Hoggarth of Lakefield, Jack Hoggarth (Shirley) of Bancroft, Don Hoggarth (Brenda) of Toronto, Cliff Hoggarth (Jane) of Buckhorn, sisters-in-law Shirley Hoggarth of Young's Point, Jean Philips of Bancroft and special nieces "daughters" Bernice (Marvin) and Sharlene. Beloved aunt Helen of several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by brothers Harold and Andy, sisters Pearl and Jean and parents Scotty and Louise.
Memorial visitation will be held in Lakefield on Wednesday evening, April 23rd.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association as expressions of sympathy.
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Friday, April 18, 2014. Joe, in his 96th year.
The beloved husband of Mary (nee Meagher) of Lindsay. Much loved dad of Michael and his wife Carol of Ottawa, Denis and his wife Martha of Etobicoke and Rosemarie of Lindsay.
Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Sean (Stacey) Moher, Kerry (Aleta) Moher, Catherine (Matt) Charbonneau, Mark & Robert Moher, Olena, Michael and Marta Moher and by his great grandchildren Charlie and Madeline Moher, Sophie and Olivia Moher and Isaac Charbonneau.
Dear brother of Bernadine O'Dette of Peterborough, Sister Theresa Moher of Kingston and predeceased by his brothers Fergus and John Moher and by his sisters Mary Cavanaugh and Zita Fitzgerald. Dear brother-law of Vera Moher of Peterborough and predeceased by his brothers-in-law Jim O'Dette, Thomas Cavanaugh and Frank Fitzgerald and by his sister-in-law Colette Moher. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (toll free 1-877-427-8434) on Tuesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 P.M. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7:00 P.M..
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, April 23rd from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass of Christian Burial from St. Mary's Church, Lindsay at 11:00 A.M. Cremation. Interment later at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Douro.
If desired, memorial donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the PRHC in her 87th year.
Beloved wife and best friend of Archie for over 55 years. Loving mother of Maggie-Ann Robertson and Joanie Thompson (David). Cherished Nana of Erin and Amy and the joy of her life great-granddaughter Savannah.
Dear friend of Carole and sister of the late Else Schutz and Willie Potthast. Sister-in-law of Meg Robertson. Aunt Ruth will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Werner, Astrid , Margret, Lutz, Gordon, Iain, David and their extended families.
In keeping with Ruth's wishes a cremation and private family service has taken place. Arrangements out of Peterborough.
In memory of Ruth, donations to the Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully, at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre Muskoka, on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
He is survived by Nida (nee McGivery) and his devoted companion Mary Merton. Loving father to Beverly and Heather (Peter), and grandfather to Jordan.
The family would like to express its thanks to the staff at Leisureworld (Gravenhurst) for their exceptional care.
A funeral service (no visitation) will take place at Lakeland Baptist Church, 155 Church Street, Gravenhurst, at 11am on Friday, April 25th. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date in Richmond Hill.
Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Prostate Cancer Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada.
(Longtime Member of Cephas Christian Reformed Church)
Peacefully, at St. Joseph's at Fleming on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 in her 91st year.
Beloved wife of the late Gerlof Talsma. Loving mother of Albert Talsma (Joan), Pat Nieuwstraten (Hank), Yettie Ireland (Dan), Julie Gibbs (Gary), Gerald Talsma (Stacy) and Annette Toms (Bill).
Proud grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Dear sister of Jeltje Stienstra (late Johannes), the late Albert Noordstra (late Klasske), Geeske Procee (late Jaap), Atje Brouwer (Ale), Ale Noordstra (late Christina), Gooitzen (late Tjikke, late Lies), and Aukje Quarre (Andries). Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Aaltje's family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the staff at St. Joseph's at Fleming for all of their kindness and care.
Ruth Hircock, also known by her stage name Ruth Harcort, passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday, April 16th at the age of 85.
Survived by her brother Roy Hircock. Ruth will be missed by all who loved her and the many individuals whose lives she touched with beauty, vitality, strength of will and grace.
Ruth was deeply loved and valued by her church family as well.
Ruth will be remembered by many as an accomplished actress and music director.
A public Celebration of Life will be held for Ruth on Wednesday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 284 Division St., Cobourg. Any individuals or groups wishing to share musical or spoken tributes as part of the Celebration are invited to please contact Rev. Kristiane Black (
There will be a reception following the Celebration, and we invite people to bring photographs and items for display during the reception with them on the day of the Celebration.
Emma was born October 15, 1917 and went to be with her Lord Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in her 97th year.
Beloved wife of Alfred J. Bolton (d. December 20, 1980).
Loving mother to Dorothy Morton and beloved son-in-law Neil. Loving and doting grandmother to Ashley, Charlie, Philip and Reese. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Dear friend Shelly McMahon enjoyed many happy times together shopping, going for lunch and to church.
Predeceased by parents Jesse Spencley and Grace (Meeks), sisters Bernice Wagner (Al), Jean Bolton (Albert) and brothers Bill (Violet), Fred (Anne), Ernie (Margaret), George (Bernie), Jie (Ila), Phillip (d. Korean War) and Gord. Survived by brothers Albert and Earl.
Very special thanks to niece Norma, who was always there whenever she was needed and dear family friend Jami Lou.
Special thank you to the following caregivers who helped Emma with their ongoing love, kindness and devotion: Caroline Blunden, Grace, Carol & Shaylene, Jan Adams - Northumberland Access, Marie Copson - Peterborough Access, Franzes Henke - Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Richard Binette, Dr. John Beamish and Hospice volunteers, Ann, Carol and Noella.
Emma had a long and courageous battle with dementia for the past 15 years. May she be at peace now. We Love You.
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in her 80th year.
Beloved wife of Gary Gauthier for 38 years. Loving mother of Perry (Annette) Poeta of Fenelon Falls, Erin (Ted) McIvor of Oshawa, and Terry (Shelly) Gauthier of Sudbury. Dear grandmother of Lauren, Sydney, Tessa, and Kayleen.
Dear sister of Dr. Cecil (Cathy) King of Saskatoon, Donald King (late Elaine) of Fort Erie, and Loretta (Len) McDonald of Orilla. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents David Albert King and Adeline Mary Corbiere.
Arrangements out of Peterborough. Funeral Mass in St. Alphonsus Liguori Roman Catholic Church, on Tuesday, April 22nd at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment at a later date.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Entered into rest suddenly at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Roy, in his 80th year.
The beloved husband of Jean Valenteyn of Omemee. Loving father of Sharon (Mrs. Paul Bedard) of Lindsay, Lorraine (Mrs. Craig Dunsmore) of Bradford, Tammy (Mrs. Steve Galloway) of Keswick, Tanya (Mrs. Angelo Raso) of Uxbridge and step-father of Patricia Valenteyn of Toronto, Johanna Valenteyn of Dunsford, Karen Valenteyn of Toronto and Johnny Valenteyn of Omemee.
Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jaime, Kyla and Dustin Maynard, Melanie and Joey Bedard and Ariana Raso and by his great grandchildren Zoe and Anaya Kakoullis and Peyton Lee.
Dear brother of Donald, Eddie and Dorothy and predeceased by his brothers Al, Fred, Bill , Bob, Gord and Earl and by his sister Doreen. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Roy's wishes, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205) on Saturday, April 26th from 12:00 noon until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2:00 P.M. Interment later at York Cemetery, Toronto.
If desired, memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Peterborough Regional Health Centre or the foundation of your choice would be appreciated.
(M.Sc., Reg. OSLA, S-LP(C) Speech Language Pathologist)
(June 3, 1951 - April 15, 2014) - Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Unit at the age of 62.
Loving mother of Duncan (May) and Meara (Chris). Proud grandmother of Dylan, Makaila and Julian. Cherished daughter of the late John Lefroy McCaul and the late Annette Louise Hunter. Dear sister of John David "J.D." McCaul (Debbie). Dear aunt of Alex and Kathryn.
Annette was a life-long leader in Girl Guides and Brownies. Camp Lau-Ren was her summer favourite.
Cremation has taken place, as per Annette's wishes. A Celebration of Life will follow later this spring. Arrangements out of Renfrew.
Special thanks to Dr. Sten Myrehaug (Haagen-Dazs), Dr. Jennifer Gilles-Doyle, nurse practitioner Angela and VON nurses Kate & Marg. She was blessed to be surrounded by Great Loving People in Peterborough & Renfrew; Michelle, Linda, Wendy, Jill, Ellie, Carol, Valerie, Pat - the list is endless.
Donations in Annette's memory may be made to any shelter for battered women, as this was her wish.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at age 90.
Predeceased by husband, Henry Arthur Snell.
Loving mother to Sandra Donne (Rod), Graham (Pat), Leslie and Yvonne McMurray (Laird). Loving grandmother to Jessica, Michael, Sadik, Shahan, Taro, Tara, Megan (James), Katelin and to her great-grandchildren.
Joyce was a gentle soul and wonderful mother and will be missed by all.
The family would like to thank the staff at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Princess Gardens Retirement Home for their care of Joyce.
A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at a later date.
Peacefully, with her family at her side, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in her 73rd year.
Marilyn, beloved wife of Larry for 52 years. Loving mother of Bob (Cathy Mitchell) of Ennismore and Donna McGee (Travis) of Cochrane. Dear Grandma of Katelyn (Kyle Houle) and Alicia. Great grandmother of Myah and Haylee.
Sister of Helen Thompson, Audrey Thompson and the late Frances Wall.
Marilyn will be remembered by many friends and neighbours in Peterborough, the Riverside Adventure Trails (RATS) of Arizona, and the Skyline Resort of Ennismore.
A memorial service will be held in Peterborough on Wednesday, April 23rd.
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
After a brief illness and stay at the PRHC, Palliative Care Unit, Nancy went home to pass with pain management and in the comfort of home and surrounded by family and friends, loved ones and working companions. Nancy enjoyed that precious time.
Survived by husband Neil of Peterborough, daughter Lianne (Kyle) of Kelowna, B.C, son Chris (Leone) of Peterborough, predeceased by Victoria and Michael infant twins. Parents Verna and the late James Lindsay of Nanticoke, brother Leonard (predeceased), sisters Susan (Lyle) of Selkirk, Sandra of Nanticoke, Helen (Dwight) of Port Dover and many nieces and nephews.
Nancy was a legal assistant from 1965 - 2012, over 40 years, with Harrison and Elwood in London, Standish and Burgess, John Corkery Q.C., Peterborough and Lillico, Bazuk, Kent, Galloway when she retired in 2012.
Many thanks to the P.R.H.C. staff, V.O.N. and Home Care for tending to Nancy's needs and concerns, and to Elizabeth Manley for corresponding and visiting Nancy. These kind and thoughtful gestures were truly golden to her. Thanks also to Marg who helped Nancy and continues to do so with all the details that are required to be completed, and to Patsy who raised the bar. Again, the family much appreciated all your kindness and thoughtfulness.
Nancy, even challenged by this illness, continued to put others ahead of herself, asking about her mom and kids. Always concerned about the welfare of others, always the first to help.
Cremation has taken place and, as Nancy wished, celebration of life ceremonies will take place in both Peterborough and Nanticoke at a later date. Interment to be at the family plot in London.
If desired, condolences to the family or donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Of Peterborough, Ontario, died April 14, 2014 at PRHC.
She was born April 11, 1934 in Sprucedale, Ontario.
Predeceased by her dear husband Gordon Doherty (2003).
Helen leaves behind daughter Diane Thoms (David) of Huntsville and son Dean Doherty (Susan) of Peterborough. She was Grammy to 4 beautiful grandchildren, Kyla Best (Matt), Aaron Thoms, Tyler Huntley-Doherty and Katherine Doherty and one precious great-grandson Cooper Best.
Also survived by sisters Irene Smith (late Ray), Mimi Brown (Cliff) and brother Peter Kujala (Lorraine) and sister-in-law Mary Lynne Black (Phil), many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Kauko.
Memorial service will take place in Burk's Falls, Ontario on Saturday, April 19th.
Longtime resident of Peterborough, active with the Lions Club of East Peterborough, Inner Circle AA and Boy Scouts, Children's Aid.
Peacefully at Arbour Heights Nursing Home, Kingston, with his loving wife at his side, on Monday, April 14, 2014.
Beloved husband for 58 years of Janice Faye (Berry). Loving father of Gregory, Gary, Glen (Debbie), the late Gordon and Graham (Jennifer). Dearly missed by his grandchildren: Ashley, Amber and Adam, John and Jennifer, Kasaundra, Daniel, Adrianne, Lauren and Maisey.
Predeceased by his parents Frederick Gordon and May Robecka (Valois) Forsythe. Predeceased by his siblings: Thomas Frederick (1980), Jean Loretta Booth (1995), Jessie Theresa Mishich (2009), Jack Vernon (1990), Gary Bernard (1936), Raymond Mitchel (1994).
Remembered by his brother in law Danny Mishich, many nieces and nephews and by the Berry Family.
Funeral service in Kingston on Tuesday, April 22nd. Cremation will follow.
For those wishing, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society.
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 14, 2014 in her 96th year.
Wife of the late David M. Gordon.
Cherished Mother of Bethanne (Ray) Kampus of Richmond Hill,Greg Gordon (Marlene) of Cavan. Grandmother of Aaron, Janene, Julia and Jeffrey (Frances). Great grandmother of Ian Kampus of Moosejaw.
Also in fond relation to surviving brother Ivan Tees (Cecile) of Brampton and the late Malcolm (Marilyn) Tees of Minto NB, also Doug Kettles of Sault Ste. Marie and many beloved nieces and nephews in locations spanning the globe.
A Graduate of Ontario Ladies College (Trafalgar-Whitby) Recipient of Degrees in music, and teaching at The Royal Conservatory of Music (U of T). (A Former President of the alumni association, and also a Piano teacher at her Downsview home, as well: performance credits that included public recital at Toronto's Massey Hall). For many years a teacher with Seneca College/Suzuki music techniques, a lover and supporter of the Arts.
Brought up in Christ, living the principles; foundation formed early on, as a member of Knox United Church in Agincourt.
Catherine, having lost her mother at age 11, grew up in times of uncertainty that included a warm family inclusion and loving Aunts, Uncles, and cousins on both sides of her family (Paterson/Tees) and in particular, roots that were centralized, by the efforts of many, who homesteaded from Scotland to Agincourt in the 1800's. This historic connection, and relationships are to this day, the bedrock of who she was, to everyone who knew her.
Peacefully at Riverview Manor on Monday, April 14, 2014 in his 95th year, formerly of Keene.
(Retired Farmer and Caretaker of Keene Cemetery (Upper), WWII Army Veteran and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52)
Beloved husband of the late Helen Johnston (2013).
Dear father of Gwendolyn Petrunia and her husband Bob of Alberta. Predeceased by his daughter Shirley Johnston (2008). Loving grandfather of Robert Petrunia (Mary Lou) and Joseph Petrunia.
Dear brother of Elsie Rody of Toronto. Predeceased by his brothers: Alfred, Raymond, Kitchener and Frederick; sisters: Eva Gouloh, Joyce Storing and Olive Johnston. Survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at the KAYE FUNERAL HOME AND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 539 George Street North, Peterborough on Saturday, April 19th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., followed by the service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Tom Cunningham officiating. Interment Keene Cemetery (Upper).
Donations to Five Counties Childrens Centre or St. Giles Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.