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COOKE, Albert William Cooke - Obituary | Print |

COOKE, Albert William -

Cooke_AlPassed away on March 12, 2015 in his 85th year.

Born in Pickering, Ontario to the late Arthur and Ethel Cooke.

Loving husband of 60 years to Lois Patricia Jean Cooke (nee Donaldson). Dear father of Cynthia Jean Pugh (Robert), Brenda Elaine McFee (John), and Laura Youngs (Kevin). Loved grandfather of Cory Robert Earle, Kyle Daniel Earle and Ashley Nicole McFee.

Predeceased by 5 older brothers and 3 older sisters.

Bill was an employee of Toronto Hydro for 35 years, he retired in 1992. He enjoyed spending winter moths in Florida and summers at Rice Lake.

HE LOVED LIFE! No strangers, only friends he hadn’t met yet.

The service will be held in Alliston on Saturday, March 21st with reception to follow.

If so desired, memorial donations made to the Lung Association (COPD) would be appreciated.

CRAIG, Irene Rhoda (Gandy) Craig Obituary | Print |

CRAIG, Irene Rhoda (nee Gandy) -

At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Sidney.

Loving mother of Carole Baker and Cal (Barb).  Cherished grandmother of Rob Baker (Kim), Kelli Humber (Josh), and Kayla Andreoli (Derek) and great grandmother of Courtney, Anna, Callan, Max and Adria.  Dear sister of Harold Gandy, Robert Gandy (Barbara), and the late Frederick.

In accordance with Irene`s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

In memory of Irene, donations to the charity of your choice.

ISAAC, George Isaac Obituary | Print |

ISAAC, George -

Isaac_George(1918 - 2015)

George Isaac, Veteran of WWII, passed away peacefully on March 12th, 2015 with his loving family by his side.

George leaves behind his wife Marguerita whom he lovingly called Maggie for 71 years, and his children Chris Isaac (Thom Tenorio) of Calgary and Irene (John) Taylor of Peterborough. Also left to mourn are his grandchildren Shannon Taylor of Barrie and Kevin (Jackie Houston) Taylor of Toronto and his great-grandchildren Isaac, Théo, Félix and Zoe Taylor.

George, a kind and gentle family man, was, even at 96, a hardworking, innovative, persevering, thoughtful and generous person. He had a great sense of humour and was a true "old world gentleman." He was happiest cutting grass with his John Deere lawn tractor.

A Celebration of George's Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

Our heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Ragaz, the kind and caring staff of the Palliative Care Unit at PRHC, and all of his home support workers.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George's name can be made to Soldier On Fund ( Troops/DonateNow/Pages/ soldierOn_donate.aspx).

BARKER, Beverley Anne (McFadden) Barker Obituary | Print |

BARKER, Beverley Anne (nee McFadden) –

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 67.

Beloved wife of Ralph Barker. Loving mother of Jeff Smith (Megan) of British Columbia. Step-mother of Debbie Crouter (Neil) and Darlene Dorris (Larry). Sister of Bernie McFadden (Linda).

Predeceased by her parents and her brother John McFadden (Elaine). She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Private family interment. Arrangements out of Peterborough. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

A special thank you to the Palliative Care Unit for all their support.

If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.

KELLY, Cornelius 'Neil' Kelly Obituary | Print |

KELLY, Cornelius 'Neil' -

Kelly_NeilPassed peacefully at home in Selwyn on March 11, 2015 at age 81.

He was married 59 years to the love of his life, Betty.

Neil was raised by his grandmother in Glasgow, Scotland, and spent his summers as a youth in Mallaig in the Western Highlands with the Kelly family. He was an avid sportsman, played soccer, was an amateur boxer and a wonderful ballroom dancer.

He completed his national service in the Royal Air Force in England. In his work life, he enjoyed his painting trade and was foreman of painters at Ontario Hydro.

Neil was proud to be called "Glasgow Irish" and his favourite music was Celtic Folk, which he played loudly and sang with gusto. His passion was working in the beautiful garden he had created and his leisure time was spent enjoying professional soccer, particularly Celtic and Liverpool. He was a champion snooker and dart player at Branch 13 Legion. He was an Ontario Provincial Champion at lawn bowling and Champion in the West Florida League.

Neil and Betty retired enjoying their winters in Florida and travelling all over Canada and the USA to see their grandchildren compete in their athletic events from their youth level to their professional ranks. Neil always said his legacy was his children and grandchildren.

Cherished father of Mary-Catherine Kelly of Peterborough, Neil (Shelley) Kelly of Kansas City and Kenneth (Karen) Kelly of Toronto. Much loved grandfather of Katie, Patrick, Maegan, Robert, Declan and Greer.

At Neil's request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

If desired, donations to Peterborough Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

RAE, Dora Evelyn (Bronson) Rae Obituary | Print |

RAE, Dora Evelyn (nee Bronson) -

Slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus at the age of 96, Monday March 11, 2015 at Fairhaven LTC.

Beloved wife of Dr. James Rae for 72 years, and gentle loving mother to Ian Rae (Linda) and Heather Rodin (Gord), she will also be greatly missed by seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She was the eldest of five siblings, Gerald, Eleanor, Dan and Pauline.

A memorial service will be held in Peterborough, on Monday March 16th.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope Grows Haiti. (

BRICK, Doris Kathleen Brick Obituary | Print |

BRICK, Doris Kathleen -

Reeve of Ennismore Township (1978-1997), Warden of Peterborough County (1982, 1990 and 1991), former Chair of Peterborough Regional Health Care (PRHC), and former President of Association for Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), and lifetime member of Catholic Women’s League.

Doris passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s at Fleming on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in her 76th year with her family by her side.

Beloved wife of Tom Brick for 57 years. Dear mother of Janet (Greg) of North York, Carolyn (Richard) of Toronto, Gerald (Jackie) of Peterborough, Maureen of Newmarket, Michelle (Mike) of Toronto and Vince (Tricia) of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Loving Grandmother to 17 grandchildren, and cherished Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews around the world.

Sister of Marianne, Elaine, Julie, Lorna, Karen and predeceased by her parents George and Kay O’Brien of Peterborough.

The community will remember Doris for her service to the Diocese of Peterborough, the Township of Ennismore, the County of Peterborough and the Province of Ontario. Her family will miss her love, loyalty and honesty along with her fantastic baking and devotion to her family.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March, 14th at St. Martin of Tours Parish, Ennismore.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the St. Joseph’s at Fleming Foundation, 856 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, ON K9K 2R8.

PRESTON, Joan Evelyn (Warren) Preston Obituary | Print |

PRESTON, Joan Evelyn (nee Warren) -

Preston_JoanPeacefully, while knowing she was in the hearts of family and friends, and with her loving husband and family at her side, Joan passed away at the Peterborough Regional Hospital on March 10, 2015 at the age of 81 after a brief illness.

Joan (née Warren) was born in East Uxbridge, England. She moved to Peterborough, with her husband and two children in 1965 where she enjoyed a life filled with love and laughter. She and her husband moved to Millbrook in 2013. Beloved and cherished wife of John Preston.

Much loved daughter of the late Victor and May Warren of Iver, England. Loving mother of Trish (Darcy) and David (Mary). Remembered with great fondness by her grandchildren Beth Albert, Jeremy Albert (Tammy), Nicole Albert, Nate Preston (Kathleen), Hannah Preston (Geoff), Maya Beck, and great grandsons Cooper and Dylan.

Will be missed by many dear friends. "Laugh every day, and never go to sleep angry."

A private family service will be held. Friends are invited to a visitation at St. John’s Anglican Church in Ida at 1758 County Road 10 Ida, Ontario from 2pm-4pm Saturday March 21st.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Millbrook Community Care, or the Millbrook Library.

HERON, Keith John Heron Obituary | Print |

HERON, Keith John -

Heron_KeithPeacefully, with his family at his side, at Regency Manor, Port Hope, on Monday, March 9, 2015. Keith, formerly of Norwood, in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Evelyn (Ianson) for 57 years. Loving father of Kim Heron-Lunitz, Kathy Heron-Duff, and Mike (Lucinda). Dear grandfather of Colin, Michelle, and Karli Lunitz, Shannon (Jeff Campbell), Tyler Duff (Sarah), and Jason and Philip Heron.

Brother of the late Robert Heron (surviving Wilma). Brother-in-law of Shirley (Murray Lee) and Frances (late Gordon Walker). Fondly remembered by Dale Lunitz.

Keith was loved and will be remembered by many other relatives and friends in the farming community across Canada, not to mention his seven ‘Grand-Dogs’.

Keith retired after 25 years as a Classifier with Holstein Canada.

A Memorial Service will be held in Peterborough, on Saturday, March 14th.

If desired, donations may be made to Norwood United Church or the Peterborough Humane Society.

SCHOUTE, Hendrika 'Rita' Berendina Schoute Obituary | Print |

SCHOUTE, Hendrika 'Rita' Berendina -

Schoute_RitaBorn March 18, 1925 in Staphorst, The Netherlands. Sister, Wife, Mother, Oma. Peacefully passed away in her sleep at Riverview Manor on Monday, March 9, 2015, nine days short of her 90th birthday.

Beloved wife of 63 years to John (Jan) Schoute. Dear mother of Anne Blok (Harry) of York, Pennslyvania and Jan Schoute (Allison) of Peterborough. Dear sister of Joan, Bill and Cynthia. Predeceased by sisters and brothers: Gerrit, Gerda, Dien, Arend and Bram. Loving Oma of Mallory, Isaac, Jacob, Jordan and Olivia.

Friend to All, A comfort to many and an inspiration to anyone who met her. A dedicated Christian woman who eagerly shared her faith with anyone who wondered where her energy came from.

Some of her accomplishments: a successful Business owner Schoute Textiles Ltd., Certified Reflexologist, Certified Iridologist, Royal Conservatory Graduate of Music, Soprano Soloist, Ontario Christian Music Assembly.

A Heartfelt Thank You to all staff at Riverview Manor for all of the care provided over the past three years.

Funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Friday, March 13th. Interment.

SCRIVER, Helen Scriver Obituary | Print |

SCRIVER, Helen -

Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 9th, 2015 at Extendicare Peterborough in her 78th year.

Beloved wife of the late Ross.

Cherished sister of Iris Frankum (Art), Pat Burton (Harry), Howard Feeney (Janet), Gord Feeney (Trish), Diane Rees (Don Kuch), Steve Feeney (Bonnie) and the late John Feeney (Sherry), David Feeney (the late Pat) and Marilyn Beckett.

Aunt Helen will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and their extended families. Dear daughter-in-law of Mauren Scriver.

A Celebration of Helen's Life will be held in Peterborough on Friday, March 13th. An interment will take place in the Spring.

COLLINS, Steven Wade Collins Obituary | Print |

COLLINS, Steven Wade -

Collins_StevenPassed away suddenly on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 43 years of age.


Steven was a beloved son of Carol Nicholson-Collins, Gordon Huddlestone and the late Kenneth Collins.

Loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and husband.

He will be missed by all family and friends.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14th at the Calvary Church Chapel at 1:30 p.m. (1421 Lansdowne St. West, Peterborough).

COONS, Glenford 'Joe' Coons Obituary | Print |

COONS, Glenford 'Joe' -

Of Lakefield in his 74th year. Passed away peacefully at the P.R.H.C. after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Joe was a Class 'A' Mechanic, Owner of Cedar Circle Sawmill, Canadian Dirt Track Champion, and an avid hunter.

Loved and missed by his daughter Stacy Krystowsky (Shawn) of Alberta and son Graham Coons (Tara) of Lakefield. “Grandpa Joe” will be fondly remembered by Shaelyn and Sawyer Krystowsky and Bella and Grayson Coons. Dear brother of Myrna McIlmoyle (Bob), Grace Sharpe (Jim), Gwen Finley and Neil Coons and brother-in-law of Anita Coons. Also remembered by Karren Graham.

Predeceased by his parents Audrey and Nelson Coons and brother Harley Coons. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Joe’s life will be held at The R.C.L., Br. #77, Lakefield on Friday, March 27th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

DAVIS, Evelyn 'Marie' (Rowat) Davis Obituary | Print |

DAVIS, Evelyn 'Marie' (nee Rowat) –

Davis_MariePeacefully at her residence on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 82.

Beloved wife and soulmate for 51 years of the late Thomas Davis.

Loving mother of Donna Davis (Dan Ellison) and Scott Davis (Marlene).  Grandmother of Dylan, Cheyanna, Amanda, Andrew, Lisa and Derek. Great grandmother of 9. Loving sister of Josephine Davis and Grace Blaskievich. Special Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. She will be sadly missed by her special friend Gloria McArthur and her “adopted” girls Leigh Mitchell and Shelley Turner. 

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, March 14th at 12 p.m. at Baker’s Hill Banquet Centre (555 Parkhill Rd. E., Peterborough). A reception will follow.

In memory of Marie, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

LIVINGSTONE, Jane (Hickey) Livingstone Obituary | Print |

LIVINGSTONE, Jane (nee Hickey) -

Livingstone_Jane(Retired Nurse)

Suddenly at her residence on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in her 71st year. 

Beloved wife of Bob for 50 years. Loving mother of Tracey Friesen and her husband Jake, Robin Masterson and her husband Mark, and the late Kelly.

Cherished Nanny of Brittany (Daniel Turner), Ross, James and Zak.  Great grandmother of Wade.

Dear sister of Ann Marie Hickey and her husband Gary, John Hickey and his wife Marilynn, Peter Hickey and his wife Colleen, Ruth Heffernan and her husband Chris, Mike Hickey and his wife Kay and the late James and his wife Linda. Aunt Jane will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 13th at 11 a.m. at SACRED HEART ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 208 Romaine Street, Peterborough. Interment to follow.

In memory of Jane, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

TAYLOR, Warren Lee Taylor Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Warren Lee -

Taylor_WarrenPassed away suddenly on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the P.R.H.C. with his family at his side.

Beloved husband of Marjorie. Loving father of Melanie (Mike), Kerrie (Trevor), and Bryan of Curve Lake.

Dear brother of Cameron (Blanche), Carol, Wanita, and the late Howard, Maxine, and Brian.

Loved son of the late Vera and Russell. Dear brother-in-law of Victoria Harrington (Dave), Emma Meawasige, and Raymond (Janet) Owl.

Lovingly remembered by his granddaughters Amber and Autumn Steinburg, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Warren’s Life will be held at the Curve Lake United Church, on Thursday, March 12th at 11 a.m. Visitation from one hour prior. Reception to follow at the Curve Lake Community Centre.

If desired, donations may be made to the PRHC Dialysis Unit.

PRENTICE, Edwin Keith Prentice - Obituary | Print |

PRENTICE, Edwin Keith -

Passed away on March 7, 2015 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville at the age of 80, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Retiree from Bell Canada - Peterborough, Oshawa and Toronto.

Predeceased by his wife Margaret Prentice (nee Rennie) and his sisters Leona Butson and Kay Johnston.

Loving father of Lori Prentice and Terry Aubrey. Grandfather of Owen, Katelyn, Emily and Kyle. Great grandfather of Jasper, Clair-Lynn and Jaylynn.

Service will be held in Newcastle on Thursday, March 12th. Cremation.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. A special thank you to Dr. Kassirer and the nurses on the 2nd floor at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.

VAN DOMSELER BUITENHUIS, Gerrit Van Domseler Buitenhuis Obituary | Print |


Van_Dompseler_Buitenhuis_GerritOf Peterborough, peacefully at Extendicare Peterborough on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the age of 78.

Gerrit, loving husband of Sharilyn van Domseler Buitenhuis. Loving son of the late Arie and Johanna. Dear father to Lionel (Stephanie) and Colin (Erin). Cherished grandfather of Katelyn, Bethany, Rebekka and Mikhael.

Brother to Pleuntje (Tuen), Bert (Margaret), Harry (Janet) and Bob (Betty). Gerrit is predeceased by his brother John (Jean).

A private family service has been held with interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Peterborough.

If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

ARMSTRONG, Kimberley Lorraine (Karns) Armstrong - Obituary | Print |

ARMSTRONG, Kimberley Lorraine (née Karns) -

Armstrong_KimThe family announces, after a long battle, the passing of Kim on March 6, 2015 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Beloved wife of Dave Armstrong for over 25 years. Loving mother of Brittany Louise Armstrong, Curtis James Karns Armstrong, Courtney Elizabeth Armstrong. Sister of Mary Lou Simpson (Neil) and Cheryl Lawson (Dave).

Fondly remembered and deeply missed by extended family and friends.

Kim was an active and devoted member of the Parish and the local school communities. Kim worked as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years at the Ross Memorial Hospital. Kim enjoyed spending time in the outdoors at the Cottage on Brule Lake with family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, 340 St. Luke’s Road, Downeyville on Wednesday, March 11th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow, Whitby.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


BIALOGRECKI, Peter Sebastian Bialogrecki - Obituary | Print |

BIALOGRECKI, Peter Sebastian -

Bialogrecki_Peter(October 5, 1945 - March 6, 2015)

Retired CP Rail, Locomotive Engineer

Passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with cancer.

Loving life partner to Simone (Georges), brother to Susan Weston (Paul) and Tim (Karen).  He will be greatly missed by his aunt Jo, nieces, nephews, godchildren, friends and fellow railroaders. Peter joins his mother Tina (Santina) who passed away October 4, 2014.

Peter retired in 2004 from CP Rail after 34 years of dedicated service as Road Foreman of Engines and Locomotive Engineer. An avid photographer, traveller and rail enthusiast, he is now aboard his grandest journey.

A very special thank you to the palliative care team that cared for us in our home.

Arrangements out of Millbrook. A private family gathering will take place on Saturday, March 14th.

A celebration of his life will be held in his home 1185 Ballyduff Road, PontyPool, Ontario on Sunday, March 15th from 2 - 4 pm.  (*Directions* 401 East to Hwy 115/35 North - Continue North passed 35 to Porter Road - travel across highway 115 *left at stop sign at exit* - continue straight along Porter Road - cross railway tracks - at top of hill turn left onto Ballyduff Road *schoolhouse on left* -farm is on righthand side).

Memorial donations can be made to the Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation or the charity of your choice.

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