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HAYES, James Albert 'Jay' Hayes Obituary | Print |

HAYES, James Albert 'Jay' -         "Express Condolences"

Hayes_James_Jay(WWII Veteran)

With heavy hearts we announce the passing on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 of James (Jay) Albert Hayes of Omemee, just short of his 89th birthday.

Beloved husband of the late Madeline (Betty) Elizabeth Greer, Jay was a wonderful father and supporter of his children, Brenda Boyd and her partner Bob Holmes, Robert Hayes and his wife Anita and the late William (Bill) Hayes.

Jay was an amazing Grandpa to Chad Boyd (Julie), Erin Ahee (Adam) and Kendra Hayes (Dewayne). He was also Great Grandpa/Poppa Jay to Emma Boyd, Zachary and Keegan Ahee and Charlie Hayes-Mingo, who always had a chuckle and an ice-cream cone ready for their visits.

Jay will also be greatly missed by his special friend of 39 years, Shirley Lowes and her children, Cathy, Karen, Rennie and Adriana Lowes and their families. Jay's passing will leave a huge empty space in our family as he is fondly remembered by his many in-laws, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends in his community.

He was the son of the late Bessie and Austin Hayes and predeceased by his brothers, Donald (Jennie), Dougall (Jeanne), and Robert (Berniece, Ola) Hayes.

Jay was born on the Hayes Line in Emily Township and lived most of his life in Omemee. He was a staple in the village, greeting many with a friendly wave from his side porch. He will be missed for his caring, generous and humorous soul which stayed with him till the very end.

Special thanks to the Red Cross PSW's who made it possible for Dad to remain in his home as long as possible, and to the caring doctors and staff at the Ross Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be held at the   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Thursday, August 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, through Lorne Lodge #375.

Funeral Service will be held from Trinity United Church, Omemee on Friday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Emily Presbyterian Cemetery.

In memory of Jay, donations may be made to the Omemee Legion Branch #497 Building Fund or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

"Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation.
For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life."
– Albert Einstein


LAUNDRY, Dorothy May Laundry - Obituary | Print |

LAUNDRY, Dorothy May -

Laundry_DorothyAt Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Monday, August 4, 2014.  Dorothy Laundry (nee Fisher) in her 82nd year.

Beloved Partner of Elton McMurray & the late Mick McMillan Sr.

Dear mother of Don ‘Mick’ McMillan (Sharon) of Hastings, Darlene McMillan (Ross) of Peterborough, Glenn McMillan (Donna) of Campbellford and the late Robert McMillan (infant).  Grandmother of seven and great grandmother of 20.

Sister of Donald Fisher (Marlene), Stanley Fisher (Barb), Verna Bannon (Late Brian), Gerrie Croft (Keith) and the late Kenneth Fisher, Jean Cook, Walter Fisher, Ted Fisher and Gordon Fisher.  Sister in law of Bob Cook. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in Hastings on Saturday, August 9th. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will take place at the McMillan residence (169 Cedar Drive, Hastings) following.

If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or the Sick Kids Hospital.

TAYLOR, Leon Roland Taylor Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Leon Roland -

Passed away suddenly with his family by his side at the P.R.H.C. on Monday, August 4, 2014. Leon Taylor of Curve Lake in his 66th year.

Over the past number of years Leon was an active councillor with Curve Lake First Nation.

Sadly missed by his sisters Bubbles Knott (Keith), Gertrude Taylor, Vanessa Boudreault, Julia Taylor and sisters-in-law Gail, Jane, Mary, Rita and Annette. Also missed by his special niece Laurie Hockaday and many dear nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Claypole & Donald, wife Barbara Knott, sisters Irma Knott & Fritzie Taylor and brothers Elwin, Larry, Ross, Kenneth, Floyd, Derrick and Donnie.

Arrangements out of Lakefield. Friends and relatives may call at the Curve Lake Community Church on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

A funeral service will be held at the church on Friday, August 8th at 11:00 AM. Interment. A reception will follow in the Curve Lake Community Centre.

GILMOUR, Marlene Ruth Gilmour - Obituary | Print |

GILMOUR, Marlene Ruth -

Gilmour_MarleneAt Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Sunday, August 3, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Marlene Gilmour of Havelock, in her 77th year.

Beloved wife of James Letulippe.

Dear mother of Rosemarie Gilmour of Peterborough, John of Calgary, Kimberly Archibald (Larry) of London, Kelly Howson (Will) of Hastings, Kevin (Cindy) of Millbridge and Jason of Havelock.

Grandma will be sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Sister of Ted (Michele), Priscilla Markgraf (Ken), Patricia Condon (late Larry), Betty Dow and the late Jane Andrews, David Lockwood and Larry Dow. Sister-in-law of Bev Lockwood and Dorothy Dow. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Private family arrangements out of Havelock.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

GRAY, John James Gray Obituary | Print |

GRAY, John James -

Gray_JohnLeft us too soon, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Sunday, August 3, 2014, following a brief illness in his 63rd year.

Cherished son of Dorothy Gray of Ottawa and the late Ed Gray (2009).

Beloved husband of Wendy Love. Proud father of Holly Gray of Ottawa and Christopher Gray of Peterborough. Dear brother of Stephen, William and Bonnie (Chris) all of Ottawa. Much loved by his many nieces and nephews.

John will always be remembered for his devotion to family and friends, passion for cooking and the "gift of the gab."

John’s career focused on serving others through his leadership in Community Living Associations in Kingston, Walkerton and South Huron. In 2001 he transitioned to long-term care, as the Administrator of Lakefield Extendicare. John will be remembered for his efforts towards the opening of the Morton Community Health Care Clinic, Lakefield.

Since retiring in 2011, John enjoyed travel, volunteering, hunting, and dedicating his time to family.

A funeral service will be held at Mark Street United Church, 90 Hunter Street East, Peterborough on Saturday, August 9th at 11:00 a.m. followed by cremation.

If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer Society.

PINCH, David Edward Pinch Obituary | Print |

PINCH, David Edward -     "Express Condolences"

Pinch_DavidPeacefully at PRHC on Sunday, August 3, 2014, of 177 Summit Dr., Windward Sands, Ennismore, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 15, 1934, he was in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Lorraine Anne Pinch (nee Bacon, formerly Fitzpatrick) of Ennismore and Sarasota, Florida. Dear father of Greg Pinch, of Toronto; and dear step-father of Joan Fitzpatrick, of Peterborough; Steve Fitzpatrick, of Toronto; Mary Helen Matheson, of Toronto.

Loving grandfather of Chloe and Kelly Pinch, of Toronto; Megan Graham, of Calgary; Matthew Rathbun, of Seoul, Korea; Christina and John Matheson, of Toronto. Proud great-grandfather of Faith, Hope and Travis Graham, of Calgary.

Sadly missed by sister Sally Cole, of Oshawa; and Elsie Jean Nelson, of Whiting, New Jersey; and sister-in-law Nancy Messerschmidt (Bacon), of Bradenton, Florida; Auntie Elsie Gibson (Pinch), of Wickcliffe, Ohio; Aunt Anne Pinch of Crossville, Tennessee; best friends Marianne and Roy Parker of Ennismore; and dear neighbours, Karen and Dick Brown, and Joanne and Don Richie, of Windward Sands, Ennismore.

Predeceased by brother Richard Pinch, parents Millie Pinch (Noch), Edward Cooper Pinch, and Jean Pinch (Pryce). He will be very missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

David was born and educated in Cleveland, Ohio. He went to California during his early adult years, and later immigrated to Ontario. He was a kind, gentle person, who was active and fun loving, with a strong faith. He work was in tool making, as a machinist.

He spent from age 6 weeks on at his family cottage at little Hawk Lake near Minden, Ontario. He was a great downhill and cross country skier, snowmobiler, racquetball player, cyclist, swimmer, snorkeler and fisherman. He made two motorcycle trips from the east coast to west coast, and loved to take local motorcycle trips with friends.

David was a member of Bridgenorth United Church. He enjoyed volunteering with the children at the summer church vacation camp.  He will be missed by many friends and neighbours in both the Ennismore-Peterborough area and in Sarasota, Florida, where he spent 25 winters enjoying Sarasota's sunshine.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Service to Celebrate David's Life, on Wednesday, August 27th at 2 p.m. at Bridgenorth United Church, 832 Charles Street. Officiated by Rev. Dr. Anne Gowans-Blinn. A reception will follow the service in the church hall.

If you wish, donations to the local Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent to Comstock's at

Many thanks to doctors and staff at Emergency, 4C and 3C of PRHC, for their kindness and care for David.


STENCELL, Brenda Lee (Dixon) Stencell Obituary | Print |

STENCELL, Brenda Lee (nee Dixon) -

Stencell_BrendaPeacefully surrounded by her loving family at Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 in her 61st year.

Brenda, cherished wife of James. Loving and devoted mother of Greg (Diana), Kerri Stencell, Adam (Amanda), and Ashley Stencell (Dan Cutmore). Proud grandmother of Christopher, Kyler, Kaleb, Kolby, Owen, Aliegha, and Logan.

Daughter of Rayma Dixon (Brown) and the late Arthur Dixon. Sister of Stephen Dixon and sister-in-law of John (Helen), Paul (Wendy, predeceased), Gerry (Sue), Marylou (Charlie Finnegan), Betty (Keith Dulmage), Peter (Debbie), and Dan (Darlene).

Lovingly remembered by her Aunt Grace Dixon (nee Tully) (Walter, predeceased), Uncle Terry Brown and Uncle Tom Gilmore (predeceased Shirley nee Brown).

In keeping with Brenda’s wishes, a private family service will be held. A public Celebration of her Life will take place in Peterborough on Sunday, August 17th.

In memory of Brenda, donations to Hospice Peterborough or the palliative unit at PRHC would be appreciated by the family.

THOMAS, Hazel Olive Thomas Obituary | Print |

THOMAS, Hazel Olive -

Passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 in her 84th year after a battle with cancer.

Hazel was loved deeply by her adopted family, the Woods of Campbellcroft, ON and was the beloved friend and adopted sister of George and Bonnie Wood of Port Hope.

Hazel was a loving aunt to Michael, Gregory (Shannon Draper), Andrea (Andrew Hammond) and great aunt of Patrick, Charlie and James. Cherished cousin of Barbara Phillips (John) of Cornwall, UK.

Originally from Cornwall, UK, Hazel immigrated to Canada over 60 years ago. Having come for a visit, she decided to stay and marry the late Peter Thomas. She worked as the director of the Civic Hospital Electroencephalography Unit and this led to her volunteerism with Epilepsy Ontario.

Hazel was a great opera fan and long-time executive of the Peterborough Opera Guild and also an avid enthusiast of golf and tennis and follower of world events.

Special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at PRHC for their care and support and to Debbie Terrion, Hazel's friend and support in recent years.

Hazel's humour, insight, thoughtfulness and wisdom will be treasured and carried on by all who knew her. We will remember Hazel with the happiness she gave us all.

Hazel's cremated remains will be returned to Cornwall, via her beloved sea.

JOURNEAUX, David McIntyre Journeaux Obituary | Print |

JOURNEAUX, David McIntyre -         "Express Condolences"

Passed away peacefully on August 2, 2014 in his 87th year at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Beloved husband of 57 years to Jackie. Loving father to Neal (Juanette). Dear Grandpa to Kala.

David was predeceased by his son Thomas (Michele) in 2006.

He will be missed by nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at the KAYE FUNERAL HOME AND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 539 George St., Peterborough on Saturday, August 16th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. A Memorial Service will follow in the Chapel at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a Charity of your choosing.


McCALL, William 'John' McCall Obituary | Print |

McCALL, William 'John' 'Johnny Angel' -       "Express Condolences"

McCall_JohnPassed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 62 years of age.

Beloved husband of Marie McCall (Harding). Cherished Dad to Chad McCall and Chad's mother Helen.

Predeceased by his parents Jacob and Marjorie McCall. Much loved son-in-law to Agnes Davis (late Russell).

Loving Step-dad to Scott Harding (Jodie), Krista Schuett (Ken) and Mark Harding and Poppa bear to Jodie Wall. Much loved Grandpa Ontario to Emily, Lucas and Cameron Schuett and Russell Harding.

Dear brother of Barb Barker (Art), Loreen Arcand (Peter), Jeanne Jones (Paul), Ken McCall (Shirley) and Gary McCall (Glenna) and brother-in-law of Dave and Joan Harding, John and George Davis and Linda Humphries.

Dearly missed by Aunt Marvel Finnamore.  Predeceased by many Aunts and Uncles.

John will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, neighbours, friends and co-workers.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 10th from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and Monday, August 11th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service to follow at   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.  Ministry Ambassador Rob Luxton.  Interment at Rosemount Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations to ALS Canada would be greatly appreciated by John's Family.

Online condolences may be made at


PAUL, Reginald Weir Paul Obituary | Print |

PAUL, Reginald Weir –

Paul_RegSuddenly but peacefully at his home in Omemee on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in his 92nd year.

Reg, beloved husband of the late Zenia (Donaldson)(Birkhof) (d. 2010).

Loving stepfather of Ron (the late Noreen). Predeceased by step-sons Gerald, Les, and Jack Donaldson (Carol). Dear brother of Ruth Sumak (Len, predeceased).

Predeceased by his sister Phyllis O’Connor (Clarence), and his brother Ray Paul (Marie). Reg was lovingly cared for in his final years by Jeanette and Patrick Walsh and Susan Hachey.

He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and grandchildren Michael and Craig; Susan and Heather; and Christopher and Gregory and their families along with several great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held in Peterborough on Thursday, August 7th. Interment.

Following the committal prayers, all are invited to join Reg’s family for a reception at the home of Jeanette and Paul Walsh, 830 Cottingham Road, Omemee.

In memory of Reg, donations to the Heart and stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

DeNOBLE, Leonard Joseph 'Len' DeNoble Obituary | Print |

DeNOBLE, Leonard Joseph 'Len' -

DeNoble_Len(Retired from G.E. Canada after 38 years of service)

Passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, August 1, 2014. Len DeNoble of Peterborough in his 70th year.

Beloved husband and best friend to Lynda (Kennedy). Dear father of Jeff DeNoble and Steve DeNoble (Jodi) all of Peterborough. Proud grandpa of Jenna, Joey, Logan, Owen and Chase.

Son of the late John and Mary DeNoble.

Loving brother of Peter DeNoble (Joan) of Oshawa and brother-in-law to Brenda Kennedy. Uncle Len will also be missed by Greg, Jill, Jason and Ben.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 208 Romaine Street, on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m., followed by cremation.

If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

WATSON, Linda Rae Watson - Obituary | Print |

WATSON, Linda Rae (nee Youmans) -

Watson_LindaAt her residence on Friday, August 1, 2014, Linda Watson (nee Youmans) of Havelock, in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of Clarence for over 54 years. Dear mother of Sharon Beamish (Gary) of Norwood and the late Steven. Mother-in-law of Shelly.

Grandma will be sadly missed by Jennifer, John, Krystal; Cindy and Jessie and her great-grandchildren Janelle, Kaleb and Ryder.

Sister of Robert, June Steenburgh, Kathy Wright, Janet Briggs and Brenda Morrison. Linda is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Private family arrangements.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society.

DELONG, Henry 'Hank' Hayden DeLong - Obituary | Print |

DELONG, Henry 'Hank' Hayden -

Suddenly at Peterborough Regional Health Centre ICU on July 31, 2014 in his 68th year.

Loving husband of Edna (Horne), beloved father of Nonie, Billie-Jo (Jason), Angie McBurney (Mike), and Paul Sowden ( Jen).

Special dad for Michelle and Joanne. Dear grandpa of Sarah, Ashley, Lindsay (Dave), Kristen (Brendan), Cody, Sabian and Skylar. Dear poppa of Emmitt and Parker.

Hank will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, Robert (Nancy), Julia Parker (Harold), Kerryson Marshall (Lorraine), John. Predeceased by sisters Mary Young (Bill), Laura Parnell, and brother Bill.

He will also be greatly missed by his wife’s brothers and sisters and families, and his many beloved nieces and nephews.

Cremation. The funeral service will be held in Port Hope on Tuesday, August 5th.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

TEW, Gerald McKinley Tew - Obituary | Print |

TEW, Gerald McKinley -

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Gerry on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, just two weeks shy of his 81st birthday.

Beloved husband of Gail.

Dear brother of the late Charles. Uncle Gerry will be fondly remembered by Kelly Dewar (John), Scott Tew (Christine) and their family, Robyn Dewar and Aidan Tew.

In keeping with Gerry's wishes, a cremation has taken place and private Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date.

In memory of Gerry, donations to the Bobcaygeon Community Care would be appreciated.

CORFE, Paul William Corfe Obituary | Print |

CORFE, Paul William –

Corfe_Paul(Retired Warrant Officer - Canadian Armed Forces)

Peacefully after a brief illness at Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the age of 50.

Dearly loved son of Diann Corfe and the late Earl Corfe.

Loving brother of Lorraine Saunders (Roger) and Mike Corfe (Bethann). Sadly missed by his close friend Paul Tyleman. Proud uncle of Kayla, Megan, Alex, Brooklyn, Cameron and Dawson.

Paul will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held in the Royal Canadian Legion, (9 King Street East, Millbrook) on Wednesday, August 6th from 5 - 6 pm, with a celebration of life at 6pm.  Reception to follow.  Interment at Ida at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Millbrook Medical Centre.

FRENCH, Charles Edgar French Obituary | Print |

FRENCH, Charles Edgar -        "Express Condolences"

At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, July 30, 2014.

Dear father of Daniel French, Luanne French and Colleen Boynton (Murray). Grandfather of Toni, Dawn, Loni, William, Pamela and Darren. Great-grandfather of Jordan and Hayden.

Brother of William French and Abbie (Betty) French.

Funeral Service will be held at the   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Tuesday, August 5th at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at


KNOTT, Vernon 'Bunk' Knott Obituary | Print |

KNOTT, Vernon "Bunk" -

Of Curve Lake First Nation, passed away in July 2014 at the age of 85.

Bunk was born January 1929 in Curve Lake, Ontario, Canada. He is survived by his brothers Keith Knott (Bubbles) and Mike Knott, his sister Betty Jacobs, his sister-in-law Hattie (Earl) Knott; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Emma Knott; his parents Darcy and Helen Knott; his sisters Olga Hill, Beatrice Kinsella, Patsy Fawn, Edna Jacobs and Leona Knott; and his brothers Clifford Knott, Earl Knott and Forrest Knott.

Bunk was a survivor of Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Following residential school, he worked with his brother Earl for Ontario Hydro until he enlisted in the Military and served during the Korean War. After the war he moved to the Western United States where he resided until his passing.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 5th at 11 am at the Curve Lake Cemetery.

TIMBERS, Alice Fay Timbers - Obituary | Print |

TIMBERS, Alice Fay -

Peacefully passed away, after a long illness at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Alice Timbers (nee Whitaker) of Gilford at 75 years of age.

Beloved wife of Paul.

 Loving mother of Roseann, Pamela (Richard) Weinberg, Paula Marson and Donald.

Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Melissa, Brittney, Tyler, Justin and Julia.

Mermorial Sercice will be held in Bradford on Saturday, August 9th.

In Alice's memory, donations maybe made to the charity of your choice.


FEE, Donald Arthur Fee Obituary | Print |

FEE, Donald Arthur -

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Son of the late Newton and Jean Fee.

Beloved husband of Beverley (nee McDougall). Loving father of Gord of Ennismore, and Angela of Bridgenorth. Grandpa to Alexis, Ashley, and Robyn and her husband Pat and their children Kailey, and Emily. Dear brother of Arnold (Sumi), and Malcolm (Harlene).

In keeping with Don's wishes, private family arrangements have been made and cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

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