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FORGIE, Mary Catherine 'Cathy' Forgie Obituary | Print |

FORGIE, Mary Catherine 'Cathy' -

(January 25, 1951 - January 6, 2015)

A proud Canadian, a lover of CBC radio and of the Canada in which we believed ourselves to be growing up. To be succinct, the Canada of Lester Pearson, Tommy Douglas and the Voice of Women, a society that cared for its people. She stayed hopeful that though the world was changing, and Canada changing to adapt, we would continue to be, in one of her favourite phrases from Peter Gzowski's Morningside: 'as Canadian as possible under the circumstances.'

After a long battle to outwit pain, which caused her to retreat from friendships of longstanding, which she rued, she finally succumbed in a very short fight to remain living. Cathy died in the early afternoon of Tuesday, January 6th, 2015.

I would like to thank the nursing staff in the PRHC B5 surgical unit. You cared for her medical needs but also gave her greater attention to mitigate the discomfort that had nothing to do with her hospital stay. Thank you. You are commendable. I would like especially to thank Josie, a nurse in the ICU who showed great sensitivity as a human being in helping me very much to see Cathy from this world softly.

In keeping with Cathy's wishes, no formal ceremony or observance was held. A private cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

Memorial donations may be made to Public Energy (formerly Peterborough New Dance), The Bierk Art Fund at the Community Foundation of Peterborough, or charities of your choosing may be made.

Many friends of Cathy's and of mine have come to our house and kind words have been spoken. I thank you all sincerely. We like to remember the good times and the goodness of a person and you have helped by sharing such with me. However, like all of us, Cathy was not always a good and kind soul, but in anger could be scathing and when hurt, even venomous. Let us be realistic and forgiving of her for those shortcomings and forgive ourselves when we behave so.

I ask anyone who cares to, to raise a glass to Cathy on her birthday, Robbie Burns Day, soon to be upon us. If you do not take alcohol, her next favoured tipple was iced water, whisky of another kind.

A later event will occur on or near the spring equinox, a revival of 'Vernalmania' (Cathy's coinage), a party with which many of her friends will be familiar. Perhaps it will be toned down a little - or not.

McFADYEN-GREEN, Bernice Flora (Graham) McFadyen Green Obituary | Print |

McFADYEN-GREEN, Bernice Flora (nee Graham) -    "Express Condolences"

McFadyen-Green_BernicePeacefully, at Lakefield Extendicare on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 97 years of age.

Bernice was the wife of the late Melrose McFadyen and of the late Stanley Green.

Loving mom of Carole and her husband Stewart Brooks. Proud Nan of Steven Brooks (Peggy), Shelly Eldon (Aubrey) and Vicki Brooks (John). Loving great Nan of Jason Eldon (Emily), Ashley Eldon, and Danielle Moreira (Rob).

Dear sister of the late Aileen Ainsworth (late Roy), the late Gordon Graham (late Helen), Audrey Gallagher (Bob), and Shirley Whitney (Charles). She will be missed by Stanley's family: stepchildren Donna Rochon (John), the late George Green (Heather), Dorothy (John), Doreen and Georgina, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and extended family.

Retired from Loblaws, she was involved with Activity Haven Peterborough, Moose Lodge in Lindsay and was a longtime member of Northminster United Church.

Visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m on Sunday, January 11th, followed by a funeral service in the chapel at   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

Special thank you to Pam MacKay, Marlene and Bob Baker, and the staff at Lakefield Extendicare.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


WOODS, Richard Henry Woods Obituary | Print |

WOODS, Richard Henry -

Richard Henry Woods, age 92, passed away in Peterborough on January 6, 2015.

He is survived by his daughters Carolyn Rose and Julie Bushy, his grandchildren Saraya, Brandon and Elizabeth Walton (Nathan), and great-grandson Jacob.

Richard was born in Dublin, Eire and worked as a veterinarian. Most recently he resided at Jackson Creek Retirement Residence.

The funeral will be held in Peterborough on Monday, January 12th with the interment to follow.

Donations can be made to St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Peterborough or the PRHC.

He will be greatly missed by those who loved him..

KEWELL, Pansy Jasmine Kewell Obituary | Print |

KEWELL, Pansy Jasmine -

Kewell_Pansy(21 year Volunteer with Havelock Community Care)

At Trenton Hospital on Monday, January 5, 2015, Pansy Kewell (nee Trussler) of Havelock, in her 88th year.

Wife of the late George Kewell (2008). Dear mother of Norma Tessier and her husband Dominique of Brighton and the late Douglas (infant).

Sister of Stewart Trussler (Mamie) and the late Katherine Henderson. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Pansy will be fondly remembered by her special family in Calgary, Alberta.

Funeral service will be held in Havelock on Thursday, January 8th, Reverend David Estabrooks officiating. Interment in Havelock in the Spring.

If desired, donations may be made to the Havelock Fellowship Baptist Church or Havelock Community Care.

McCABE, John Dale McCabe Obituary | Print |

McCABE, John Dale Sr. -

McCabe_John(Retired Canadian General Electric Company employee)

Peacefully at Extendicare, Peterborough on Sunday, January 4, 2015 in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of Violet Isabella (nee Kidd). Loving father of Kathy Hill (Rab), the late Marlene (surviving husband Doug Beasley), the late Michael McCabe, Patrick (late wife Patsy), Pauleen Goselin (Dan), Maureen Fowler (Bruce), and John McCabe.

Dear grandfather of Nicole, Jason, Brandi, Michael, Monique, Joshua, Jessica, Jake and Brooke. Dear great grandfather of 11 great grandchildren.

Son of the late Leo McCabe and Edythe Hyslop.

Funeral prayers in Peterborough on Friday, January 9th. Cremation followed by private family interment.

Memorial donations may be made to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Oncology Department, or the charity of your choice.

MORROW, Betty June Morrow Obituary | Print |

MORROW, Betty June –       "Express Condolences"

At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care on January 5, 2015.

Beloved wife of the late Howard Morrow (1987).

Dear mother of the late David Morrow. Sister of the late Velma and Manson Cathcart. Loving Aunt of Paul Cathcart and Lesley Anthony (Des). Great Aunt of John (Kristen) & Natalie (Todd), Laura and Erin.

Predeceased by her parents William and Hazel Brown.

Will be loved & missed by many extended family and friends.

Service will be held at the   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Thursday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Interment Little Lake Cemetery.

In memory of June, donations to the Five Counties Childrens Centre Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


MURDUFF, Keith Reynolds Murduff Obituary | Print |

MURDUFF, Keith Reynolds -

Murduff_Keith(Retired from Lakefield District Secondary School and Crestwood Secondary School after 36 years of service)

At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 5, 2014. Keith Murduff of Peterborough in his 76th year.

Beloved husband of Pat (Wilson). Dear father of Angela (David Caldwell), Krista (Doug Lewis) and Bryce Murduff all of Peterborough. Loving grandfather of Kirsten, Brenna, Amanda and Mitchell.

Son of the late Elwood and Marie Murduff.

A memorial service will be held in Peterborough on Monday, January 12th.  A private family inurnment will take place.

If desired, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Northminster United Church Capital Fund.

WILLIAMSON, Paul Wilson Williamson Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMSON, Paul Wilson –

Williamson_PaulThe family is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Paul on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in his 79th year.

Best friend and husband of Nancy. Beloved father of Ronald (Dawn) and John Paul (Cathy). Dear grandfather of Carlyn, Brooke, Mitchell and Jacy.

Paul will be fondly remembered and missed by his sisters Sheila (John Carew) and Valerie (Rick Moore), his step-nieces Karen (John Prezio) and Denise (Bart Hulshoff) and all his friends in Ontario and Stuart, Florida.

Paul had a memorable 30-year career with the Halton Regional Police force. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years, lastly at Verulam Lodge #268 in Bobcaygeon.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. A private family service was held. Cremation.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society of Ontario.

DAYE, Edward Winston Daye Obituary | Print |

DAYE, Edward Winston -        "Express Condolences"

Daye_Edward(Retired employee of G.E. Canada)

(1941 - 2015) - Suddenly at PRHC on January 4, 2015 in his 74th year.

Beloved husband of Frances Clarke. Dear father of Steve (Jan) of Peterborough and Jason (Sarah Melhuish) of Toronto. Loving grandpa of Sarah, Amy, Lizzy, Jack, Cammi and Kenzie.

Survived by brothers Robert of Oakville, Daryl and David both of Mississauga, sisters Rose Ann and Betty Lou of N.B. and Donna of Kingston. Brother-in-law of George and Donna Gilpin and Robert Clarke and Ferne Cristall all of Peterborough.

Predeceased by his parents Earl and Margaret Daye, sister Peggy and brother Ernie.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 7th at 12:00 p.m. at St. James United Church, 221 Romaine Street, with visitation at the church from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment Little Lake Cemetery.

If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


JONES, Ronald Geoffrey Jones Obituary | Print |

JONES, Ronald Geoffrey –

Jones_RonaldPeacefully with his family by his side at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband to the late June (2011).

Dear father of Barbara and Ron Harvey of Belleville and Peter and Janice Jones of Port Hope. Loving Granddad of Allison and Kevin Wilson, Stacey and Ian Waldram, Christopher and Rebecca Jones and Emily Jones. Great grandfather of Liam Wilson.

Predeceased by Peg, David, May and Elsie. Ron will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Arrangements out of Millbrook. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held in the Auditorium at the Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg on Friday, January 9th from 1 - 4 pm.

In memory of Ron please consider donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Golden Plough Lodge Cobourg.

A warm thank you to the staff of Golden Plough for the care of our father.

LEE, Carolyn (Causton) Lee Obituary | Print |

LEE, Carolyn (nee Causton) -

Lee_CarolynWe mourn the passing of Carolyn Joyce Lee on January 4, 2015 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 76th year.

She leaves behind her husband Bruce, daughter Sharolyn, son Bryce, daughter-in-law Leanne and granddaughter Avelyn.

Carolyn was an active member of both the Ennismore and Peterborough communities and her loss will be felt by her many friends.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ragaz and all the wonderful staff at PRHC, especially in the oncology and palliative care departments.

Cremation. There will be no service; we hope all will remember her as she was.

MOORE, Debbie Lorraine Moore Obituary | Print |

MOORE, Debbie Lorraine -

Family and friends are deeply saddened to announce the unexpected death of our beloved Debbie after a sudden illness, on January 4th 2015, at the age of 45.

Debbie was born in Truro, Nova Scotia. She worked as a caregiver in Peterborough, Ont, and then in Toronto, and was widely loved and respected for her caring nature.

Friends and colleagues of Debbie in Toronto are warmly invited to celebrate her life at The Churchmouse, 475 Church St., Toronto at 5 pm on Saturday, January 24th.

Funeral services will be held in Truro, Nova Scotia on Saturday, January 31st.

O’HARA, Margaret Dorothy O'Hara Obituary | Print |

O’HARA, Margaret Dorothy –

OHara_MargaretBorn March 30, 1925. Peacefully passed away at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa at the age of 89 on Sunday, January 4th, 2015.


Beloved sister of Allan, Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Roland and Winifreda and by siblings Harold, Francis, Felix, Veronica, Florence, Bernice, Jean.

Dorothy will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and friends.


At her request, cremation will not be followed by any formal service.

Thanks to all of the Hillsdale staff for their care.

SPARKES, Dayna Michele Sparkes Obituary | Print |

SPARKES, Dayna Michele –        "Express Condolences"

Sparkes_DaynaSuddenly in Kingston on January 4, 2015, at the age of 19.

Beloved daughter of Michele Sparkes and Nick Sparkes. Dear sister of Taryn Sparkes (Brad). Step-sister of Kylee Sparkes. Aunt of Keenan.

Granddaughter of Alon & Beverley Storey and the late Peggy & Dave Sparkes. Niece of Dave Storey (Carla), Jim Storey (Darlene) and Ginette Power (Dale). Cousin of Eric, Andrew, Kara, Kyle and Jada.

Dayna will be remembered by her many friends.

Visitation will be held at the   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Friday, January 9th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 10th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Verna Windrem will officiate. Interment Rosemount Memorial Gardens.

In Dayna's memory, students and staff of St. Lawrence College want Memories of Dayna to Live on through The Dayna Sparkes Memorial Fund, St. Lawrence College, at

Online condolences may be left at


BUDGELL, Alexander Robert 'Al' 'Alec' Budgell Obituary | Print |

BUDGELL, Alexander Robert  'Al' 'Alec' -

Budgell_AlPeacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Al of Lakefield, in his 69th year.

Al was the beloved son of the late Elizabeth (nee Hamilton) and Bramwell Budgell.

Loving father of Kimberly (Robert Bradbury), Stephen (Bev Dutoff), Elizabeth (Jason Rendell) and the late Tanya. Step-father of Katrina (Charles Welch) and adopted father of Krysta, Tanya and Josh. Dear grandfather of Sarah, Jacob, Alison, Holly, Livia and Aiden.

Beloved brother of Jack (Sandra), David (Barbara), Ian (Brenda), Karen (Keith Hickman), Andrew (Ruth), Peter (Josee), Eddy (Brenda), Frazer (Judy), Paul (Glenda), Russell (Charlene), Carolyn (Garf Harnum) and the late Keith and Allison. Al will also be remembered by Cynthia Leuvernik, Chris Budgell and many other relatives and friends.

Born in Bishop’s Falls, NL, Alec moved to the Toronto area in 1969 and worked in Toronto, Orangeville and Shelbourne. On moving to Newmarket he opened his own printing business, “Kriss Print” before moving to Peterborough where he worked at “Printer Paul” until his health began to fail.

Al was an avid fisherman and loved to golf. He was an excellent guitar player, mostly playing in the various churches he attended. His ready smile and wit will be remembered. Even in his sickest days, Al was very seldom feeling down.

On learning he had cancer Alec voluntarily took part in a Clinical Trial on a new drug they were evaluating for the treatment of his type of cancer. Even though the drug failed to cure him, it is Al’s hope that his participation in the trial may help with finding a cure for cancer in the future.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. Cremation. Cremated remains will be taken home to Bishop’s Falls, NL.

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

CARLEY, Margaret Grace (Langley) Carley Obituary | Print |

CARLEY, Margaret Grace (nee Langley) -

Carley_Margaret(April 18, 1924 - January 3, 2015)

Passed away peacefully at Canterbury Gardens, Peterborough, at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Hamilton Carley, and devoted mother of John (Victoria), David, Janet and Gordon (Andra). Adored Gammy of Georgia, Robert, Liam, Meg and Walter.

Predeceased by her parents Dr. Gordon and Olive Langley, her aunt Grace Reinhardt, and her brother and sister, John Langley and Alicia Perry (Walter). Survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Marjorie Langley.

Margaret was born in Peterborough and attended King George Public School and Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School. She graduated from McGill University (B.Sc.) and then worked for six years in the Department of Preventative Medicine at the University of Toronto, where she received her Master’s degree in Microbiology.

She married Robert Carley in 1949 and they returned to Peterborough, where he practised law and together they raised a family. Margaret took an active part in a wide range of local groups, including the Home and School Association, Anson House, the University Women’s Club, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, the Peterborough Theatre Guild, and Amnesty International.

She was an avid and accomplished Bridge and Scrabble player, and world traveller. She enjoyed gardening, nature and, above all, loved her summers at her cottage on Sandy Lake.

When Robert was appointed County Court Judge, Northumberland and Durham Region, Margaret moved to Cobourg, where she made many new friends. After Robert’s death she returned to Peterborough.

Margaret was blessed with a large extended family, and she took great pleasure in the lives of her children, grandchildren, cousins, nephews, nieces and godchildren. A kind, loving and giving person, she will be deeply missed by her many friends, both new and lifelong.

In 2002, Margaret discovered she had Parkinson’s disease (PD). Her courage in dealing with the ever-increasing constraints of PD was an inspiration to all who came in contact with her. She was ably cared for by Dr. John Adams and, after she became resident at Canterbury Gardens, Dr. Jeff Neville. The family extends its heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the entire staff of Canterbury Gardens for the kindness, respect and exceptional care they gave to Margaret.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be sent to the Parkinson Society of Canada or St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Peterborough.

A memorial service for Margaret Carley will be held in Peterborough on Tuesday, February 17th.

GARRETT, Rev. Kent Douglas James Garrett Obituary | Print |

GARRETT, Rev. Kent Douglas James -

Born in Montreal on March 31, 1937, passed away peacefully at Sakura House, Woodstock with his family by his side on Saturday January 3rd, 2015 in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Joan (nee Comrie) Garrett since 1988. Loving father of Kimberley (Irwin) Garrett-Elman, Kathryn Garrett, Nancy Garrett, Tyler (Trish) Hart, Bradley Hart, and Christine (Sean) Gannon. Caring grandfather of Aidan, Ashley, Kyle, Jadon, Kaitlyn, Tanner and Jonay.

Kent spent over 25 years as an administrator in the Ontario College System; Sir Sanford Fleming (Lindsay), Seneca (Markham and Toronto) with his last 12 years at Fanshawe College Woodstock Campus.

He was an ordained minister with the United Church of Canada having charges at Hickson, Hebron, Beachville, Sweaburg, Foldens, West Oxford and Burgessville United Churches. Kent was also a co-founder of the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers in 1984.

Friends are invited to St. David’s United Church, 190 Springbank Ave., Woodstock on Saturday, January 17th from 12 - 2 pm, where the memorial service will be held to honour Kent’s life in the sanctuary at 2 pm.

In lieu of floral tributes, the family would favour memorial contributions to V.O.N. Sakura House.

TOWNSLEY, Jim Townsley Obituary | Print |


Passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the age of 75.

Jim has been living near his cousin Greg Baytalan for about 10 years in Kelowna, B.C. Jim retired from Trent University in Peterborough.

Jim was predeceased by his father Alex Townsley and mother Olive (nee Horsley of Haliburton, ON).

A private family service was held January 7th.

CLARK, Alexander Dawson Clark Obituary | Print |

CLARK, Alexander Dawson -

Passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of the late Anna.

Cherished by his children Diana (Laurie Clark) of Napanee, and Roger (Karen) of Windsor. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Darren (Tina), Alison (Gregg) and great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Amanda, Evie, and Maxine.

He will be missed by his extended family.

As per his request a private family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

HOGG, Edward Stewart 'Eddie' Hogg Obituary | Print |

HOGG, Edward Stewart Jr. 'Eddie' –

Hogg_Edward(Longtime truck driver with Hammond Trucking)

Passed away at the PRHC on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the age of 60.

Dear son of Elsie and the late Edward Hogg Sr. (2012).  Beloved husband of the late Karen (2013).

Loving father of Troy (Sarah), Craig (Tanya) and Adam. Proud grandfather of Thomas, Riley and Sianna. Dear brother of Donna, Larry, Brenda, Randy, Gregory, Bonnie, Michael, Vern, Kimberly and Sean.

Eddie will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, his extended family and many friends.

A gathering to remember Eddie will be held in the Millbrook Christian Assembly (71 King Street West in Millbrook) on Saturday, January 10th from 2 -5 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity meaningful to you.

MILLER, Robert John 'Bob' Miller Obituary | Print |

MILLER, Robert John 'Bob' -

Of Peterborough, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Palliative Care Unit) on Friday, January 2, 2015.

He was born in Peterborough, March 26, 1928, to Robert and Bessie Miller.

Beloved husband of the late Doreen L. Miller (nee Smart) for 55 years. Father of Randy (Anita) of Ottawa, Robin (Pam) of Apsley and Tracy Miller of Toronto and beloved Grandfather of Robert Jason (Annie) and Rachael Miller of Ottawa. Dear brother of Wayne (Gayle).

Bob worked at the Peterborough O.M.C. plant for over 38 years. He also raised and showed Australian Terriers for a number of years and operated a stained glass studio with Doreen in Apsley.

A graveside ceremony will be held on January 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the Highland Park Cemetery, Peterborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

POND, John Francis 'Jack' Pond Obituary | Print |

POND, John Francis 'Jack' -

Pond_JackJack Pond died peacefully at Princess Gardens, Peterborough, on January 2, 2015 (on his Dad’s birthday) at the age of 98.

He and his wife Evelyn, who predeceased him by 13 years, made a wonderful home for their children, Bruce and Joan and for Jack’s parents, as well for cousins, nieces, nephews and of course many friends. They instilled a sense of fun and inquisitiveness, especially in young people.

They were dedicated to their children and spouses, Lisa and Myles, and to 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Jack, who was a Merchant Navy Radio Officer during World War II, faithfully honoured our Canadian veterans. He loved swimming, and 3m board diving, often with family at Prudhomme’s. He was an avid runner, running his best 10k time of 49:22 in the “Post-Express 10k Run” at the age of 71. He continued his interest in fitness and is remembered fondly by his Tai Chi friends.

Jack and Ev were active and enthusiastic members of St. John’s Church, Jordan, Ontario for almost 43 years. Lion Jack, a member of the Jordan Lions' Club, contributed his time and effort particularly to the Lions' Eyecare program, the swimming pool project and the Winter Carnivals.

He was so appreciative of the attention and care he received from his friends at Princess Gardens.

Professionally, Jack was a life-long learner, becoming an accomplished electro-mechanical engineer, particularly intrigued with problem solving and design. After returning from World War II he continued his career in radio. In 1958 he joined Moyer Diebel Metalcrafts, a family business in Jordan Ontario, until his retirement in 1981.

We will all miss his optimism, his keen mind and ready use of puns, his quick smile and his quiet, generous and friendly spirit. He would have us continue in all those good things.

There will be a Funeral Service at 2PM on Thursday, January 8th at St. John’s Church, 12 Brock Street, Peterborough.

In mid-March there will be a Memorial Service at St. John’s Church, Jordan, Ontario with Niagara family and friends.

Donations in Jack’s honour may be made to the Peterborough Medical Brigade; cheques payable to “Murray Street Baptist Church,” identifying the donation to the “Peterborough Medical Brigade” and sent to the church at 175 Murray Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 2S7.

BARBOUR, John Barbour - Obituary | Print |


Barbour_JohnPeacefully at St. Mary’s General Hospital on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the age of 94.

Loving husband of the late Jessie (1979).

Loving father of John James (Louise) Barbour and Betty (Bernie) Caron. Grandpa of Jamie, Valerie, Michelle and David. John will also be missed by his great-grandchildren and by his family in Scotland.

John served his country during the Second World War as a Merchant Marine. Member of the K-W Naval Association and Peterborough Naval Association. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed ballroom dancing and was a resident of Beechwood Manor.

A Memorial Reception will be held in Waterloo, on Sunday, January 4th. At John’s request, cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

BROWN, Merna Brown - Obituary | Print |

BROWN, Merna  -

Brown_MernaPeacefully with family and kind caring staff at Victoria Manor Nursing Home in Lindsay on Thursday, January 1st, 2015. Merna Violet Brown (nee Shea), in her 90th year.

The beloved wife of the late Gordon William Brown (1985).

Loving mother of Will (Lori), Bob (Paulette), Arlene (Keith) Wilson (Ralph predeceased) and Earl predeceased (Margaret).

Special Nanny of 27 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 6 great- great-grandchildren.

Survived by one sister Donna. Predeceased by sisters Lorna, Verna and Marjorie.

Merna Brown will long be remembered as the greatest Nanny.

Friends are invited to call at Fairview Baptist Church, 130 Colborne St. W. in Lindsay on Monday, January 5th from 11:00 am until time of Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. A reception will follow in the Church and then interment in Peterborough.

As a remembrance, donations to Fairview Baptist Church or the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated.


JOHNSON, Raymond Webber Johnson Obituary | Print |

JOHNSON, Raymond Webber -         "Express Condolences"

Johnson_Ray(May 16, 1938 - January 1, 2015)

At his residence on January 1, 2015.

Beloved husband of Margery Johnson (nee Moore). Dear father of Jeffrey (Jenn) Johnson of London and Kate Johnson (Cameron Miller) of Kingston.

Loving grandfather of Kayleigh, Dominique, Sabrina, Skyler, Cally and Lorne. Great grandfather of Karson.

Brother of Bob Johnson (Bev) of Kingston. Brother-in-law of Leona Moore (Al) of Peterborough.

Visitation will be held at the   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Wednesday, January 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 8th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Service will be held from Murray Street Baptist Church, 175 Murray Street on Friday, January 9th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Dale Soble officiating. Interment Little Lake Cemetery.

In memory of Ray, donations to Murray St. Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at


PENDYKOSKI, David Phillip Pendykoski Obituary | Print |

PENDYKOSKI, David Phillip -

(Retired 32-year veteran of Metropolitan Toronto Police Force, Member Hastings R.C.L. Branch #106)

At home on Thursday, January 1, 2015, David Pendykoski of Hastings, in his 63rd year.

Beloved husband of Pearl (nee Tetlock) for over 42 years. Dear father of Carolynne of Peterborough.

Brother of Rick (Sarah) of Arizona and Dorothy Brown (Richard) of Woodstock. Son of the late Joseph and Audrey Pendykoski. David will be missed by his special mom, Nelda. Also survived by his nieces and nephews.

Arrangements out of Hastings. Service Monday, January 5, 2015.

If desired, donations may be made to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre – Cancer Centre and Radiation Department or Royal Canadian Legion Branch #106.

WEST, John Austin West Obituary | Print |

WEST, John Austin -

West_John_Austin(Retired Bell Canada Employee for 38 years)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of 61 years to Vina. Cherished father of Debbie, Bill (Marlene), Bob (Ona), Brian (Diana), and the late Linda (Fred Condon).

Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Johnathon (Pam), and Shawn (Erin), Jeremy (Tina), Jodie (Eddie), Celina, Dustin, Adam, Hailey, Shannon, and his great grandchildren Claire, Brie, Ryder, Avery, Wyatt, Austin, and Rylan.

Dear brother of Edith Taylor, Alfred, Gerald, and the late Jim, Ken, Jessie, and Arthur. He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral service will take place in Peterborough on Wednesday January 7th. Interrment at a later date.

If desired donations to PRHC would be appreciated.

EARNSHAW, Eleanor (Patterson) Earnshaw Obituary | Print |

EARNSHAW, Eleanor (nee Patterson) -

Peacefully with her family by her side at St. Joseph’s at Fleming on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife and best friend for over 60 years of the late Charles (April 5, 2009).

Proud and devoted mother of Richard (Janet), Roger (Susan) and Paul (Paulette).  Loving and huggable Grandma of Angela, Michael (Robyn), Christopher (Ericka), Melissa (Shawn), Amy (Sandy) and Jamie. Delighted Great Grandma of Emma-Lynn, Alexis, Dominic, Charlee, Brody and Mason.

Eleanor leaves behind her brother Marney Patterson (Joan) and her sister Peggy Robertson (the late John) as well as nieces, nephews, friends, and admirers, who will miss her kindness and humour.

Eleanor was predeceased by her parents Frank Patterson and Myrtle Smith and her brother Gerald Patterson and sister Margaret Littlewood.

Celebration of Eleanor's life will be held in Peterborough on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  Interment.

In memory of Eleanor and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society would be appreciated by the family. 

The family would like to thank Eleanor's cousin Sharon Latham for her love and excellent care during her last years, and Dr. Turner and the Staff at St. Joseph’s at Fleming for their care and compassion.

EMERSON, Edith Mary (Kelly) Emerson Obituary | Print |

EMERSON, Edith Mary (Kelly) -

Emerson_EdithThe family of Edith Mary Emerson (nee Kelly) aged 90 years, is deeply saddened by her passing at the Royal Gardens, Peterborough on New Years Eve, Wednesday, December 31st, 2014.

Beloved wife of Frank for 65 years. Dear mother of Mary (Rob) Bark, Paula (Rob) Armstrong and Mark Emerson (Roma Kozlov).

Proud grandmother of Jennie (Steve) Armitage and Kate Bark, Brock (Tara) Armstrong, Kelly (Alex) Dettman and Mary Armstrong. Loving great-grandmother of Cayden & Ashton Armitage, and William & James Armstrong.

Edith was very dedicated and a wonderful role model to her family with her love, dignity, gentle spirit, quiet strength, wise counselling and high standards. Edith will be greatly missed.

Many thanks to the staff of the Royal Gardens for their caring support.

If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

There will be a private family service with interment at Nestleton United Church at a later date.

LEONHARDI, Ginette Julienne Alice Leonhardi Obituary | Print |

LEONHARDI, Ginette Julienne Alice -

Leonhardi_GinettePassed away peacefully at the Curve Lake Seniors Residence on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in her 80th year.

Ginette is sadly missed by her son David Leonhardi and his wife Michelle of Curve Lake, Ontario and her son-in-law Dan Denson of Tuscon, Arizona.

missed by her grandchildren Leonard (Diana), Anastacio “Tito”, both of Midland, Texas, Kane Johnson (Kiera), Luc Johnson (Skyler) and Kenni-Dee Leonhardi, all of Curve Lake and by great grandson David.

Ginette will be remembered by her special friend Mary Taylor of Curve Lake and her longtime friend Ila Denson of Alamagordo, New Mexico.

Predeceased by her husband Leonard Louis Leonhardi and by her daughter Lynn Denson.

Cremation has taken place. A private family funeral service will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Lakefield.

Memorial donations may be made to the Curve Lake Seniors Residence as expressions of sympathy.

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