Born in Havelock, Ontario, to the late Alfred and Mary Ellen (nee Hubble) Spencer. Wife of the late Allan Andrew Tucker (1977).
Long time resident of Peterborough, and the cottage at Round Lake, Havelock, which was her pride and joy for many years. Proud of her U.E.L. and Hubble heritage.
Member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Peterborough and Past President of Scout Mothers; originator of the Kitchen Kuties Band, of which she was leader and song writer; member of Senior Citizens of Havelock; received Senior of the Year Award from Havelock-Belmont-Methuen in 1995; recently organized The Red Hat Society of Havelock, of which she was the Queen Bee; wrote an interesting column for the Havelock newspaper for several years. She was known for her skills in baking and piano playing.
Dear mother of Lynn Palmer (Peter) of Midland, June Woodside (Jim) of Etobicoke, Spencer (Lois) of Peterborough, Andy (Debbie) of Trenton and Mark of Peterborough.
Grandma Helen will be sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and special niece Jacqueline Wight (nee Sanders).
Service will take place in Havelock on Saturday, January 18th, Reverend Jim Armstrong officiating. Interment at a later date.
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Ukranian Christmas, Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 in her 88th year.
Beloved wife of the late Robert Kayser (2005).
Dear mother of Robert Kayser (Julie), David Kayser (Robin) and Peter Kayser. Loving Nana Ollie of Robert Jr., Jeffrey, Riley (Amy) and Simon (Amy). Dear sister of Stan Devanuik, Joan Wilson and Rose Piush, all of Winnipeg.
Mom was born in Winnipeg and was convinced to move to Peterborough in 1959 with her soulmate, Bob, in quest of bringing up a family, assisting wherever needed whether it was Ye old Barn Restaurant (Bancroft), Kayser's Restaurant, or the Accounting firm that Dad and Uncle Fred worked at for over 50 years. Her Ukranian heritage didn't go unnoticed as she was known to cook perogies to perfection and discussed several other dishes up to and including her last days at PRHC.
She enjoyed and supported all children's and Grandchildren's activitiies which included music, hockey, lacrosse, swimming and University (grandchildren only!) which wasn't a part of Moms upbringing. Growing up in the depression with a large family left them all to struggle with bare necessities, but strong morals such as Love and Respect have kept her close family together and reminded us when needed to be appreciative of what we have today.
Mom is reunited with Dad and will able to catch up on euchre, music and laughter with their friends in Florida and finally be together again!
The Kaysers would like to thank the Team at PRHC and her favourite, Dr Richards.
The family will have a private service with a celebration of Mom's life to follow at a later date. Arrangements entrusted toKAYE FUNERAL HOME AND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 539 George Street North, Peterborough.
If desired, donations to the PRHC would be appreciated instead of flowers.
Passed away peacefully at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, January 6th, 2014.
Born in Toronto and raised in Peterborough. Graduate of the Peterborough Teachers' College, Principal of Edmison Heights Public School, became a Master at Peterborough Teachers' College. Received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queens University and a Master of Education from the University of Toronto.
Was a contributing member of the Royal Commision on Education that produced the Hall-Dennis Report. Moved to Nepean to take the position of Inspector of Schools for Nepean and subsequently became Superintendant of Personnel for the Carleton Board of Education. Served on the Board of Governors of the Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) and the Ontario Association of Education Administration Officials (OAEAO).
Long-time member of Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa where he served as Property Chair and Warden.
Retired with his wife Janet to JARO, the family cottage near Westport, Ontario where Roger was an active member in the Lions Club.
With a life-long love of music and lively discussions around the dinner table Roger inspired his children and grandchildren to be passionate in all their endeavours.
Roger is survived by his wife, Janet Ingall (nee Ives), his two daughters, Jane Scheufler and Patricia Fuller, his five grandchildren, Leigh, Melanie, Sam, Benjamin and Samuel and his great-grand-daughter, Victoria.
Roger's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all the staff at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital who assisted with Roger's care over the past year. We would particularly like to thank the staff of D4 for their love and compassion during the last weeks of Roger's life.
Funeral service will take place on Saturday, January 11th at Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street, Ottawa at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Ontario Alzheimer Society or the Restoration Fund at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa.
Unexpectedly but peacefully went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 6th, 2014 in his 85th year.
Beloved husband of the late Pearl Agnes (nee Barnes (2010)) for 58 years.
Loving father of Mark (Ann) Knechtel of Bethany, Ross Knechtel of Victoria B.C., and Heather Knechtel of Bethany.
Cherished granfather of Amy (Justin Bowden) Knechtel of Bethany, Ben (Kristen) Knechtel of Cambridge, Sarah Knechtel (Logan Tackaberry) of Bethany, Corey Knechtel of Kitchener, and George Knechtel of Bethany. Dear great-grandfather of Bridgit, Abby and Pearl Bowden, Callie and Zach Knechtel.
Fondly remembered by his extended family, his many friends and business colleagues.
Ron was a retired senior partner with Ernst and Young. Ron faithfully served the Lord with his work with the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.
Arrangements out of Millbrook. A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held in Calvary Pentecostal Church (1421 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough), on Friday, January 10th at 12:00 pm. Reception to follow the service. Private family interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ron may be made to a charity meaningful to you.
Passed away at Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood on Monday January 6, 2014 at the age of 82.
Beloved husband of the late Joyce.
Loving father of Harley and his wife Kay, Donald (deceased) and his wife Karen, Bruce and his wife Sue, and Peter. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Amanda, April, Brian, Lindsey, John and Marie and his great-grandchildren Kieran, Micayla, Brooke and Abigail. Dear brother of Vivian Marr, Richard Theriault and the late Edith Mullen.
Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice (905-432-8484) where the family will receive friends on Monday January 13th from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday January 13th at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Edward.
(Retired teacher with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board)
Peacefully, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, with her family at her side, on Monday, January 6, 2014, in her 70th year.
Mary Ann was the beloved wife of the late Harry R. Walsh (1984).
Dear mother of Matthew (Brianna Rowell). Loving Nana of Emma Walsh and Nolan Walsh. Dear sister of the late Cathi Hurst (surviving husband William). Dear aunt of Christian Hurst, Becky Hurst and Regan Ryan.
Active volunteer at Jackson Creek Retirement Centre and Queen Elizabeth Public School. Mary Ann received several awards for her volunteer work. She also loved craftwork and gardening. Mary Ann will be remembered by many friends and neighbours.
Arrangements out of Peterborough. A Celebration of Mary Ann’s life will be held at Donwood United Church (737 Donwood Drive) on Tuesday, January 14th at 11 am, with visiting one hour prior, from 10-11 am. Reverend Dick Prince officiating.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to PRHC Palliative Care or the CNIB.
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on January 5, 2014 at the age of 90.
Beloved wife of the late Allan (2010).
Loving mother of Ruth Deyell (Doug), Gordon (Mary), and Rheta Ferguson (Wayne) all of Otonabee.
Sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her sister Phyllis Robson (Bob).
At Margaret's request, there will be no visitation prior to the service. A Funeral Service will be held at Keene United Church, Keene on Wednesday, January 8th at 11.00am. Reverend Nancy Wilson officiating. Interment to follow.
For those who wish to commemorate Margaret through donations, please consider the Keene United Church or the Charity of your choice.
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5th, 2014, at Fairhaven Long-Term Care Home in Peterborough, in his 89th year.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Merle (nee Dauncey). Loving father of Sue Creba (Doug), Mike (Rose Agosta), Jenny Nelson (Lloyd), Betsy Wright (Gord) and Peter (Kathy Zeiben). Cherished Grandpa to grandchildren Skye (Claud), Ted, Cori, Kaitlin (Raff), Will, Chris, Michelle, Nick, Ryan, Nathan, Alyson, Isabella and Jamie. Great grandfather to recently arrived Thomas Mangra.
Predeceased by his brother Donald. Will be fondly remembered by his many friends from Brampton, Ontario where he lived for many years.
Special thanks to the staff of Fairhaven for their exceptional care of "Dippy."
Family and friends may visit at COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario, 705-745-4683 on Wednesday, January 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 9th from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Comstock chapel.
n lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairhaven or the charity of your choice in his memory.
(Manager of Professional Services with Landmark & Associates)
Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Carolyn (Westlake) of Peterborough in her 54th year.
Beloved wife of Ernie Hamilton. Dear mother of Tony Post (Jenna), Leticia Sims (Bob) and Alecia Sims, all of Peterborough. Step-mother to Kim Coleman (Pat), Sharleen Hamilton and Vicki Hamilton (Mike), all of New Brunswick. Loving Grammy of Anthony. Daughter of Dorothy and the late Gerry Westlake.
Sister of Roger Westlake (Teresa) of Douro and Nancy Ellis (Pete) of Port Hope. Carolyn will also be missed by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family.
A funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Friday, January 10th.
If desired, donations in Carolyn’s memory made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on January 5, 2014 in his 67th year.
Lorne, loving brother of Lorraine Morrison and her husband Ron. Dear uncle of Janet (Paul), and Michael, great uncle of Jennifer (Mike), and Travis, and great-great-uncle of Noah. Fondly remembered by his cousins and many friends.
Son of the late Henry Penner and Alice Trout.
A memorial service will be held in Peterborough on Friday, January 10th. Major Sharpe officiating.
In memory of Lorne, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on January 5, 2014 in his 97th year.
Beloved husband of the late Mildred "Millie" (nee Bocock) for 67 years.
Loving father of Ralph, Cheryl (husband Michael) Thomas and the late Marion Thompson. Proud grandfather of Chad, Adam and Jason (wife Christine). Survived by sister Effie McFaul and sister-in-law Barbara Bocock.
Predeceased by his parents Walter and Mabel Thompson and step-father Albert Graham.
Foster's life is celebrated for his service with the Canadian Military in World War II (as a Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineer (RCEME)) and 43 years with General Electric.
Peacefully, at home in Peterborough, with family at his side, on Sunday, January 5, 2014, in his 83rd year.
John was the beloved husband and best friend of Patricia for 30 years. Dear father of Joanne Bint (Ross) and Gerald Shody (Lynda). Loving Poppa of Christopher Bint (Alicia), Stephen Bint (Holly), and Ashley, Tianna, Tyler and Teagan Shody.
Dear brother of Isobel Middleton, Wilfred Worr (Joyce), Betty Rowe (George), Allen Worr (Anne) and the late Nancy Manwaring.
John will be remembered by many other relatives and friends in Scarborough, Norland, Peterborough, Oshawa, Picton, St. Catharines and Bradenton, Florida.
A ‘Jack of all Trades’, John could build anything, and will be remembered for always tinkering and fixing things. A history buff, who could answer any questions about Canadian and American history.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
A special thank you to the staff and doctors of PRHC for their kindness and care over the last few months.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Nancy on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the PRHC in her 77th year.
Beloved mother of Michael Brooks (Carla Brown) and the late Scott Brooks (Janet) and Kristine Jones.
Cherished Nan of Michael (Melissa), David (Terri), Jennifer (Aaron), Brad (Ashley), Sarah Pagett (Adam), Jamie Jones, Mandie Jones, Jessica Brown, Cody Brown and great Nan of Theresa, Aiden, Lilly, Lilah, Payton and Serena.
Dear sister of Bette Rae Gill (the late Russell).
Nancy will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and extended family.
In keeping with Nancy's wishes a cremation will take place and a private family service. Arrangements out of Peterborough.
In memory of Nancy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully at Extendicare, Peterborough on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Marie Jane Hawthorne of Warsaw in her 94th year.
Dear wife of the late Irwin Hawthorne (2004).
Sadly missed by her brother Russell Millejour of Kapaskasing, her sisters Mabel Monette of Winnipeg, Sara Grace of Ottawa, her brother-in-law Hugh Hawthorne and his wife Peggy of Port Hope and sister-in-law Jean Rolison of Toronto. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her brothers Edmond and Gerald and sisters Matilda, Lorena and Pearl.
A funeral service will be held in Lakefield on Friday, January 10th. Rev. Beverly Sumbler officiating. Interment will be held in Warsaw in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association as expressions of sympathy.
(Korean Conflict Navy Veteran and retired long-time employee of GE)
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the PRHC on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in his 84th year.
Beloved husband of Gloria. Loving father of Wayne (Catherine), Carol Ann (John Down), Sandy Dooley (Reg) and Shelley Pringle (Adam Newman). Grampy will be fondly remembered by Caitlyn (Bill Chambo), Tyson Livingstone, Connor Pringle, Tyler Dooley and the late Serena Pringle.
Dear brother of Dorothy Riches, June Curtis (Alf) and brother-in-law of Betty Connell. Uncle Arn will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and their extended family.
In keeping with his wishes, a cremation will take place and a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.
In memory of Arnold and for his love of hockey, donations to the Canadian Tire Jump Start Program would be appreciated.
Peacefully surrounded by her family at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January 4, 2013, in her 76th year.
Beloved wife of 54 years to Robert Shelton. Loving mother of Tracey (Scott Horsburgh) and Paul (Shiri). Cherished Nana of Colette, Tyler, and a grandbaby on the way.
Loving sister of Randy Mongraw (Amelia) and Maureen Babbs (Murray). Proud aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley Moncrief and Steve Duffie.
Predeceased by her father Reginald, her mother Muriel Ward, and her sister Ann Duffie.
Joan was a long-time employee of the Royal Bank of Canada, known as “the sucker lady” by the bank’s youngest customers at the Park and Brioux branch because she always kept a bag of suckers to give to children.
At Joan’s request, a private family service will be held. Arrangements out of Peterborough.
If desired, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Peterborough Humane Society and would be appreciated by the family.
Len, at the age of 89, passed away peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on January 3, 2014 with his beloved wife, Cathy at his side.
Dear father of Beverley (Phil) of Milton, Robert and David of Toronto. Treasured step-father to Heidi, Brandon and loving "Gampy" to Conor, all of Cobourg. Also "Gampy" to Conor’s sister, Amanda, predeceased in July 2007.
Also predeceased by his only sibling, sister, Lucille, of Toronto. Len will be missed by many nieces and nephews along with extended families from Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
In 1974, Len joined Ferranti-Packard (F-P Electronics) Weston and Mississauga as Manager of Operations. In 1989, Len relocated to Cobourg for NEI/Rolls-Royce (F-P Electronics - Mark IV Industries) and was responsible for building a new production facility for the variable message signs industry.
Honouring Len’s final request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements out of Millbrook. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
If desired, donations in Len’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg or to a charity of your choice.
At his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 3, 2014 in his 67th year.
Fred, beloved husband of Paula Landry. Loving father of Amanda (Adam), Kelly, Brett, and Robbie.
Dear brother of Marie Rowe, Jackie Hofstede (Steve Hosking), Judy Wannan (Tom Cackette), Beverly Jagoda, and Debbie Sellers (Don).
Cherished grandfather of Amber and Kevin Alldread.
Son of the late John Alldread and Gladys Coghill.
Arrangements out of Peterborough. Memorial Visitation will take place at the Salvation Army, 75 Liberty Street, Bowmanville on Saturday, January 11th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow the service.
In memory of Fred and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Peacefully slipped away at her residence on Friday, January 3, 2014. Christina (Taylor) of Peterborough in her 99th year.
Wife of the late Art Millard.
Loving mother of Janice Millard of Peterborough.
Sister of the late Ella Hamilton, George Taylor (Blanche) and Lenora (Bob Young). Dear sister-in-law of Helen Dubytz of New Liskeard, Ontario. Beloved aunt to Marilyn Shepherd and great aunt to Blake and Scott Shepherd, all of Scarborough. Aunt Christina will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate Christina's life will be held in the Spring. Arrangements out of Peterborough.
Peacefully in her 102nd year at Peterborough Extendicare on January 3, 2014.
Loving wife of the late Stuart Young and the late Percy Edwards.
Dear mother of Professor Grant Edwards (Tanya) of Sydney, Australia. Step-mother of Darlene Nutt (Dave) and Douglas Young of Lindsay. Grandmother of five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Predeceased by two sisters and five brothers. Loving aunt of several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough. Visitation will be held from one hour prior, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
If desired, donations to the Park Street Baptist Church would be appreciated.
Passed away in Peterborough, Ontario on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Doug Armstrong, beloved husband of Darlene, loving father of Chris & Jenn, beloved grandpa of Hailey and dear brother of Marie Pesheau of Bancroft, Gwen Davis of Monteagle, Lyle & Donna Armstrong of New Carlow, Shelby & Philip Lentz of New Carlow, Eric & Helen Armstrong of Oshawa, Ian & Aileen Armstrong of Monteagle, brother in law of Ron Scott of New Carlow.
Doug was predeceased by Beverley, Ellis and Claudia and will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and by his many friends.
The funeral service will take place at the Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle on Monday, January 6th at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Lynn Watson officating. Spring interment.
A great man lost his life on Thursday January 2, 2014 as the result of an unfortunate auto accident. Nick Cada at the age of 32, beloved partner of Michelle Martin for 15 years.
Loving father of Nicholas Wilfred Cada (6) and Eleanor Irene Cada (4 months) of Peterborough.
Beloved son of Randy and Marjorie Cada of Mississaugi First Nation. Dear brother of Dan (Debby) Morningstar, Denelda Cada (Junior Debassige), Dakota Cada. Special uncle to Alexander Debassige and Maverick Debassige.Predeceased by his niece Autumn Danielle Morningstar.
Dear son-in-law of Roger Martin (Karen) and Debbie Martin and brother-in-law to Danielle (niece Alexa) and Roxanne Martin (nephew Carter). Nick will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by a large extended family of aunts and uncles and many friends.
Nick will be remembered as an amazing father, son, brother, nephew and cousin. He was an avid outdoorsman with a love of fishing and hunting, particularly with his son. We will always remember him for his infectious laugh, smile and dimples.
Arrangements out of Blind River, Ontario. Friends may call at the Mississaugi First Nation Hall, 156 Village Road on Monday January 6th from 9am until time of service on Wednesday, January 8th at 11 o'clock.
A trust fund is being established in Nick's memory for his wife and children. Donations to that trust gratefully accepted.
Passed away peacefully at Extendicare, Lakefield on Thursday January 2, 2014. Stan Dunford of R.R. #10 Peterborough in his 98th year.
Beloved husband of the late Ferne (nee Graham).
Dear father of Paul and his wife Cindy of R.R. #10 Peterborough and Donald and his wife Barbara of Burleigh Falls. Papa will be dearly missed by grandchildren Holly Brackenridge (Mark), April Coulter (Larry), Brent Dunford (Sarah), Chad Dunford (Sarah), Carrie Burrett (Ben), Curtis Dunford and great grandchildren Hope, Meghan, Emily, Jacob, Brady, Kate, Jenna and Chayse.
Brother of Ila Shadgett and Karl Dunford (Donna). Predeceased by sisters Flora Johnston, Mina McGee, Edna Darling, Mary Boate and brothers Milton (Mick) Dunford, Bill Dunford and his parents Oscar & Ella Dunford.
A funeral service will be held in Lakefield on Wednesday, January 8th. A private family interment will be held in Peterborough.
Memorial donations may be made to the Donwood United Church, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice as expressions of sympathy.
Passed away after a lengthy illness at the P.R.H.C. on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Morris Taylor of Curve Lake in his 73rd year.
Loved and missed by his wife of 47 years, Donna Taylor. Dear dad of Jody (Pam) and Anthony and Poppa of Christina (Pete), Ashley, Nicki, Sara, Hunter and great grandson Christian.
Lovingly remembered by his sisters Virginia Paudash (Glen) of Hiawatha, Sophia Rowe (Brian) of Peterborough, brother Herman Taylor and brother-in-laws Douglas Williams, Wallace Williams (Belinda) and Tommy Byers, all of Curve Lake. Also missed by several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Horace & Kathleen Taylor, sisters Linda and Donna and brothers Shobby and Gordie.
Arrangements out of Lakefield. A funeral service will be held at Curve Lake Community Church on Wednesday, January 8th at 12:00 PM. Visitation from one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow in the Curve Lake Community Centre.
Cherished father of Wayne (Rasa), Lynn Pagett (Grant), Stephen (Kathy) and Cindy Murray (Doug). Grandpa will be fondly remembered by Stephanie Downer ( Larry), Sarah Cavanagh ( Cory), Jessica Witzing (John), Tasha Rawlings (David), Jeremy, Kristin Hummell (Rick), Ryan (Nicole), Josh, Caitlin Murray and Colin Murray. Great-grandpa will also be missed by his 12 great-grandchildren.
Dear brother of Bruce (June), Rex (Pat), Mary Mason and Bill (Yvonne). Predeceased by his sister Zola and his brothers-in-law Robert "Honey" Tompkins and Al Mason and his sisters-in-law Florence McCallister and Rita Tompkins. Uncle Herb will also be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.
Herb was well known in the hockey community having served on the Executive of the Peterborough Petes for more than 35 years.
Inducted into the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 for his role as a hockey builder, Herb's efforts on behalf of hockey were also recognized by the Ontario Hockey League as he was the recipient of the Bill Long Award for distinguished service and outstanding contribution to the OHL in 1993. A believer in giving back to the community Herb played a key role in the building of community arenas, St. George's Church, Trent University and the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame.
A long-time member of the Navy Club and the Legion, a part time farmer, amateur woodworker, and lover of music, Dad played the organ and sang for Mom every morning. He had a passion for life, enjoyed a good glass of red wine and dances at the Navy Club with Mom. He is forever in our hearts.
A Celebration of Herb's Life will take place in Peterborough on Friday, January 17th.
Donations made to the Kawartha Food Bank would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Special thanks to Tom, Mary, George, Sophie and the wonderful staff at the Carousel as extended family. Special thanks also to the amazing staff at Applewood Retirement Home, Dr. Richard, his staff, the girls in the lab at the Medical Centre, Dr. Hanson, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Hughes, the compassionate team at the PRHC on B3 and emergency and the staff at Mather and Bell Pharmacy.
Born in Hastings, at a whopping 12 pounds, Archie was the youngest of 12 children of Bill and Mary Lousia West. That many children meant lots of stories to tell, NONE of which Archie was EVER the troublemaker. If you believe that…you didn’t know Archie.
He started his love affair with Luella Lee, daughter of Wesley and Vi Lee, at Christmas with a Life Saver storybook. Their story carried on for over 60 years. Lots of love, laughter, and teasing. His three girls; Lynne (Dennis McColl), Karen (Hugh Mitchell), Tracy (Len Rance), learned to dish it right back and he’d laugh.
1949 All Ontario Midget Hockey Champion. He loved his hockey. As a goaltender, he would lean his elbow on the cross bar and wait until the action hit the blue line before getting ready for the puck. Lou was glad when helmets and facemasks came out because Archie had broken his nose so often that he could flatten it across his cheek. He’d do that to gross out the grandchildren. He was still playing in his 70’s.
At games, his grandchildren didn’t stand a chance. Playing cards he won, especially euchre, he could make it on a 9 and take the hand. Crokinole, the kids fingers were bruised …he won.
Archie was a dad, an awesome grampa to Karen Cork (Kirk), DJ McColl (Rachelle), Tara Watters (Derek), Heather McColl (Chris Knox), Dax Mitchell, Drew Mitchell, Zac Rance (Kate Macoun), and Miranda Rance, great grampa to Robbie Cork, Camden and Nathan McColl, William and Samantha Knox, a brother to Jim, Rita, Thelma, Myrtle, Mildred, Laura, Hazel, Don, Billy (all predeceased), Bob, Tiny (Edith). He was a friend to many, an uncle to even more, and especially, a loving husband to Lou.