With breaking hearts we announce the sudden passing of Diane Bolton, age 72, on Monday February 24, 2014 at Hamilton General Hospital.
Diane will be remembered as a dedicated Public School Teacher in Hamilton for many years.
Beloved wife of 52 years to Eugene, unconditionally loving mother to son Steve and daughter Cheryl. Proud grandmother to Kelsey and grand-dog Wally. Loving sister of Elaine Booth, Robert (Judy) Stone and Evelyn Allin.
Diane taught many generations of Hamiltonians starting out at Lloyd George and retiring at Huntington Park.Her retirement was filled with travel and "hippity hop" at the seniors centre as well as many good times with family and friends.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Diane's Life will be held in Lakefield on Monday, March 10th.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association as expressions of sympathy.
Mom, you brought the Class to the classroom and into our lives. We love you and always will. xoxoxo.
(World War II Veteran, Professional Engineer with Canadian General Electric)
Passed away at his residence on Friday, February 21st, 2014 in his 91st year.
Predeceased by his beloved wives Gwen and Pearl (Byrd).
Loving father of Barry (Mary) Herod, Bev (Bill) Heilbron, Mike (Sue) Herod, Kevan (Roberta) Herod, Julie (Terry) Sage, Brian (Mary) Byrd, Dianne (Ron) Richards, Debbie (Gary) Huddlestone, John (Janice) Byrd, and Bill (Judy) Byrd. Proud grandfather of 25 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Friends will be received at COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Friday, February 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 p.m.
In honour of Ernie donations may be made to the Salvation Army Breakfast Program or the PRHC Foundation.
(Retired from ACME Steel Strapping, Scarborough. Long-time member of Blessed Trinity Church, Willowdale.)
Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Centennial Place, Millbrook, on Thursday, February 20, 2014, in his 87th year.
Chuck was the beloved husband of Helen (nee Hildebrand) for 65 years. Loving father of Greg, Susan, and Christina Patterson (Wayne). Dear Poppa of Sara Miles (Tristan), Lauren Dubois, Jonathan Ozols, and Patrick Ozols. Great grandfather of Easton Miles and the late Avery-Lynn Miles.
Brother of the late Ken, Jack, Don and Basil. Chuck will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.
Chuck was an avid traveller, golfer and was politically involved, advocating to stop injustice. He was also known as a dear master to his beloved golden retriever "Katie." Charles and Katie are reunited now.
A Celebration of Chuck's life will be held in Peterborough on Saturday, May 3rd. Father Randy Foster officiating.
If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Peterborough Humane Society.
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Born February 6, 1929 in Jamaica. Cordelia "Aunt Sis" will be lovingly remembered by her husband Dowent, daughter Beaulah "Bev", 3 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren.
Also by many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in Canada, Jamaica and the USA. Friends may call at Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto (East of Dufferin St.) on Saturday, March 1st from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 402 Oakwood Ave., Toronto (north of Rogers Rd.) on Sunday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery, 7241 Jane St.
Surrounded by the love of his family, on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. Dave Jones of Omemee was in his 77th year.
Beloved husband of Deirdre for 53 years. Loving father of John and his wife Janine of Midland and Christine and her husband Nick Richardson of Fenelon Falls. Dear grandpa of Ryan, Owen, Aidan, Amanda and her fiance Brad, Amber and Anthony.
Dave is survived by his brother Joseph Jones and his wife Gerry of Montreal and their family.
Funeral service in Fenelon Falls on Monday, February 24th. Interment will be held privately on Tuesday.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, 'The Poppy Campaign."
On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the age of 70, at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto.
Beloved partner of Leslie Squigna, oldest son of Robert (deceased) and Elsa Kinsman, older brother of Tom (Jeani), Andrea (Bill) and Paul (deceased). Proud uncle of Alison, Nico, Jesse and Lindsay.
Born in Welland, Ontario and moved to Peterborough at age four. An agile athlete, he was an amateur star of the 1960s and pro entertainer of the 70s in gymnastics and trampoline. Initially a student of Kenner Collegiate, then PCVS and always the YMCA, Rick won numerous gymnastics and diving competitions before joining the RCAF in 1962. He had already proven his incredible athletic capabilities ... and abilities as a showman.
From 1963 to 68 he earned numerous awards and honours, including: 1964 Canadian trampoline champ, a title he retained six years; 1965 eighth in World Trampoline Championship and world champion in synchronized trampoline; 1966 competed in World Gymnastics Finals; in 1967 was 5th in Pan Am Games and travelled with the Canadian Team to the Mexico Olympics in '68.
As a professional he formed his own troupe which played everywhere. He was selected to play for the Queen during her 1973 tour. In the mid 70s he toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. An accident (broken neck) during practice ended his athletic career. He was inducted into the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.
Rick never slowed down. After his accident he took on major leadership roles with Nucleus Housing in Toronto - an organization aimed at improving living standards and conditions for people in wheelchairs. Despite his setbacks, Rick wielded a sense of humour that could knock you off your feet.
Rick never forgot about family and friends who loved him and are sorry to see him go.
A Funeral service is being held in Toronto on Saturday, March 1st.
Passed away in his 90th year on February 19, 2014 at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Middleton, Nova Scotia.
Born in Peterborough, Ontario on August 14, 1924, he was the son of Harold and Vivian (Waram) Hamblin.
Predeceased by his wife Evelyn and son Eric, survived by cousin Eleanor, son Philip, daughter Karen and grandchildren Graham, Hannah, Amy, Angus and Duncan.
Don enjoyed traveling and visited much of Canada as well as Scotland and New Zealand. He was a particularly strong supporter of public transit which he considered the best, if not always the easiest, form of transportation.
However, Don will be remembered most for his love of libraries and the various subjects and topics held in the books on their shelves. From the Ontario communities of Peterborough, Pembroke and Parry Sound, as far west as Powell River, BC, and in his later life in Wolfville, New Minas and Kentville Nova Scotia, Don was seen almost daily on the bus to or from the local library.
Suddenly on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at his home in Millbrook, at age 72.
Gary Watts, beloved husband of the late Linda (nee Tapscott).
Loved father of Glenn Watts of Millbrook and Valerie Watts of London. Dear brother of Paulette and her husband Paul Wilson of Arthur, Dennis Watts and his wife Alma of Kitchener and Terry Watts of Oshawa and brother-in-law of Ross Tapscott and his wife Pat of Lindsay.
A service to celebrate his life will be held in Port Perry on Monday, February 24th.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
(1924 - 2014) - Died at Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
Born November 5, 1924, he was the son of Lee Martin and Anne Martin (Reid) and younger brother of Harold.
Fred attended the Hamilton Technical School, where he excelled in drawing and painting. He enlisted in the army where his talents as a graphic artist were recognized and put to use. Following his discharge, he studied at the Ontario College of Art and then began his career as a commercial artist in Toronto.
Fred built and renovated houses in the countryside, near Peterborough and was an avid painter and member of the life drawing group at the Kawartha Artist Gallery and Studio.
Arrangements out of Lakefield. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will take place at Westwood Cemetery in the Spring.
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Springdale Country Manor at the age of 70.
Beloved husband of Jane, and the late Shirley nee Roberts (2003). Cherished father of Tim (Zanna), Steven, Mike (Cara) and step-father of Jill (James Wallace), Christine (Rich) and Steven (Angela).
Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Nicholas, Emma, Teagan, Cody, Jacob, Lawson and Cadell.
Dear brother of Frank (Bonnie), Diane (Dave), Irene, Joanne (Eric), Rosemary (Mitch), Peter (Elizabeth) and Giselle (late Tom). He will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Arrangements out of Peterborough. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church (300 Wilson St.), on Saturday February 22nd at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Private interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Mary Lynne East, lately of suburban Warsaw, Ontario, left us on February 17, 2014 after a pretty interesting life shared with her partner of 45 years Ken, her daughter Robin, son-in-law David and for all too short a time, her treasured grandson, Sam.
Mary Lynne was rarely what you expected. She celebrated her United Empire Loyalist roots and shared the loyalty of her ancestors to the British Crown, but had little truck or trade with their evangelical Methodism.
Although she taught Sunday School in Alma, New Brunswick for a time, Mary Lynne was no particular fan of organized religion. She rather felt that religion, like literature and geography, were essential elements of our DNA and somebody ought to tell our kids about it. She felt that kids to grow should read books or be read to and she volunteered to read in schools from time to time to ensure that happened.
She enjoyed television when it featured upper class, snobbish Brits living lives of extravagance and intrigue. She thought rain delays at baseball games were more interesting to watch than football or hockey and believed that television ought to be interactive. Politicians who say stupid things and journalists who misuse the language ought to held immediately to account and loud, unheard epithets hurled at the telly did not constitute sufficient reprimand. Conservatives should not under any circumstances be allowed access to the medium.
For much of her married life Mary Lynne lived near some of Canada’s great national parks and she loved the nature in and around them. She could stand for hours on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Fundy watching the scallop draggers come to port in Alma, New Brunswick; sit on the rocks and watch the white pelicans in the Slave River at Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories; or, drive miles down a decaying mining road on a Sunday afternoon to walk on the sub-alpine tundra far above Whitehorse in the Yukon.
But that was as close to nature as she was prepared to get. She tried camping for two nights in 1972 and judged it to be an unacceptable alternative to comfy beds and hot showers. She was a wondrous good cook and enjoyed being in the kitchen – as much for the excuse it provided to collect all manner of kitchen gadgets , as the meals it generated. If there was a gizmo that did unusual things to raw vegetables, Mary Lynne owned it.
Mary Lynne could not have been a more proud and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who felt the emotions of those closest to her as if they were her own. We have been so lucky to have had her as the wind beneath our wings through times of tribulation, to share and celebrate with us in our triumphs, and just to hear her unmistakable, resonating laugh at the simple, silly and ridiculous things that others may or may not find humour in.Her essence and spirituality at the end were of the moment and not of the hereafter.
When asked how she would like to be remembered, she responded, “I don’t really care, I won’t be here.” Despite this ambivalence, remember her we will while remembering all the people who touched her life in positive ways.
To celebrate all those people who made our lives richer and salute some organizations important to her, we will be making contributions on their behalf to folks who care for the welfare of animals and the future of the world’s children.
A memorial visitation will be held in Lakefield, Ontario on Sunday, February 23rd. A private family celebration of Mary Lynne’s life will be held in the Cypress Hills of southeastern Alberta at a later date. She grew up in that country and was drawn back to it for a lifetime.
Passed away peacefully at the Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the age of 72 years.
Beloved wife of the late Donald (Sam) Van Volkenburg.
Dear sister of Fred Garvey and his wife Christine of Campbellford and Pat Pomery and her husband Doug of Brighton. Predeceased by her parents Jim & Pearl Garvey and brothers Jack & Paul and sister Marie Rivard.
Survived by her sisters in law Loretta (Late Ken) Mack, Glenna & Don Young and Margaret (Late Ernie) Pinder and the late Marion Ellis.
She will be sadly missed by many nieces & nephews and friends at the Multicare Lodge and the excellent staff at the Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood.
Funeral Mass will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 21 Centre Street, Campbellford on Friday, February 21st at 1:00 pm. Father Jean Pierre Pilon officiating. Cremation to follow.
Donations to the Pleasant Meadow Manor Staff Fund, Pleasant Meadow Manor Residents Fund or St. Mary's Bell Tower would be appreciated by the family.
Charles passed away with dignity and courage at the age of 70 on Sunday, February 16, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Charles was the cherished husband of 45 years and true love of Christine; beloved father of Cheryl and Kimberly (Bret); best friend and brother to Joy Patton (of Hamilton); uncle to Andrew, Charlie, Lee-Ann and Michael; and brother-in-law to Irene, Jim, Ed and Paul.
Born in Hamilton in 1943, Charles was raised in Ancaster and attended Ryerson, University of Toronto, Niagara University and Queen’s University.
Throughout his professional career, Charles distinguished himself as an outstanding educator, leader and mentor.
His sudden departure has left a void in the hearts of those who were privileged to know and love him.
Friends are invited to join in a Celebration of the Life of Charles at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Friday, February 21st at 1 p.m. Interment. Reception to follow at the Strabane United Church Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 68th year.
Al, beloved husband of 44 years to Roselene Clancey. Loving father of Sean and his wife Jodie, and Scott and his wife Christine, all of Ottawa.
Cherished Grandpa of Autumn, James, Grace, and Emmeline.
Dear brother of Michael (Norma), Brenda Douglas (Russ), and the late Peter (Carolyn). Dear brother-in-law of Jean Condon, Marlene and Clint Watts, Joe Clancey (Jackie), Len Clancey, Karen and Jeff Fallis, and Sandra Moloney. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
A Service of Remembrance will be held in Peterborough on Friday, February 21st. Fr. Ray Heffernan officiating.
In memory of Al, donations to Aplastic Anemia Myelodysplastia Association of Canada (AAMAC) would be appreciate by the family.