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DORIS, Paul Joseph Doris Obituary | Print |

DORIS, Paul Joseph –

Doris_PaulPeacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the age of 81.

Paul was the beloved husband of Velma Adamson for 58 years. Loving father of Sarah and Tim (Stephanie). Lovingly remembered as Papa by his three grandchildren, Ella, Emerson and Finley.

Dear brother of Marie Fitzpatrick, Jack (Sheila), Agnes, Edward (Viola) and Terry (Diane). Predeceased by his parents, Mary and Ambrose Doris, his brother Richard and sister Catherine McTeague.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Paul’s life will be held in Peterborough on Thursday, February 19th.

In memory of Paul, donations may be made to Hospice Peterborough.

HICKEY, Clarence Robert 'Bob' Hickey Obituary | Print |

HICKEY, Clarence Robert 'Bob' -

Hickey_BobPassed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 13th, 2015 after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. A true gentleman in every sense of the word.

Loving husband to Joan. Proud and devoted father of Paul (Kris) and Lynn (Paul). Cherished and involved “Poppa Bob” to Jane and Nora, Andrew and Patrick.  Dear brother of Gary (Anne), T. Nelson (Liz), Ron, and brother-in-law of Lorna Finley (Jack), Jane Wilby (Tom, predeceased), Ed Hickey (Mary, predeceased), Frank Hickey (Mary), and Bill (predeceased, Jean).

During his 78 years, he left a lasting, gentle and quiet mark on all those he touched. With lifelong partner Joan he had a 52-year marriage that was rooted in family, true parenting, providing and community involvement.

Bob was immensely passionate and dedicated to General Electric over a career as a draftsman that spanned 40 years. He embraced his profession’s transition from drafting tables, pencils and rulers to computer-assisted design with a sparkle in his eye and a spring in his step.

His love for his Church, and in particular, St. Anne’s Parish, may have been even stronger than his love of the Habs and the Petes. Bob was one of those guys who quietly, behind the scenes, made places like St. Anne’s tick. Cutting grass, repairing pews, whatever it took. Back in the day, when its church league hockey and softball teams wore the purple and gold, Bob was a coach, manager, league convenor and president. He made huge personal sacrifices so that his children could pursue all of their passions. All he ever asked was that you give it your all and loved what you were doing.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. Funeral Mass in St. Anne’s Church on Thursday, February 19th at 11:00 am. Interment. Reception to follow in the St. Anne’s Parish Hall.

In memory of Bob, a donation to one of his favourite causes, Casa DeAngelis, would be greatly appreciated.

The Hickey family is grateful for the professional, passionate, compassionate team of palliative caregivers in our community that made the past few months so good.

LANGSTAFF, Shirley (Vinette) Langstaff Obituary | Print |

LANGSTAFF, Shirley (nee Vinette) -

Langstaff_ShirleyPassed away peacefully on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Fairhaven at the age of 75.

Beloved daughter of the late Ned and Florence Vinette.

Cherished mother of Allen, and grandmother of Cory Alison and Shanna Kimberly and great-grandmother of Nathan Allen. Dear sister of Marlene Brown, Stan Clark and the late Ted, Jim, Joe, Doreen and Norma.

Lifetime friend of Marg, Shirley, and Diane. She will be lovingly remembered by niece Debbie Bryant, and many other nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Wednesday, February 18th with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

CAMERON, Donald Cameron Obituary | Print |

CAMERON, Donald J.V. -

Cameron_DonaldDonald Cameron died peacefully at Peterborough, Ontario on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Beloved husband of Julia Elizabeth nee Beatty.  Predeceased by his father, G. Donald W. Cameron and mother, Margaret  Cameron, nee Livingstone, and sister, Norah Townsend, nee Cameron and McKay. 

Survived by his nephew, James Michael McKay, and first cousins Kenneth Mackenzie and Helen Mackenzie. Beloved father of Michael (d.Feb.12, 2014) and Wendy Breymann Cameron (Mark Russell).  Grandfather to his 2 loving granddaughters, Celine and Sally Russell. 

Don was born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa. He attended Lisgar High School in Ottawa and a period at Lakefield College School.  He earned a degree in Industrial/Cost Accounting in 1960 and pursued his accounting career which took him and his family from Toronto to Midland, Ontario for some years and back to Toronto.

In early 1980's he and Julia moved to Peterborough, an ancestral home to both his and Julia's families.  It brought him closer to his lifelong love for Stony Lake and their island cottage "Greyrocks."

There will be a Celebration of Donald’s life in Peterborough on Wednesday, February 18th. 

Donald requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or Peterborough Regional Health Care Centre, or in his memory to a charity of your choice.

CAMERON, Hugh Rodney Cameron - Obituary | Print |

CAMERON, Hugh Rodney -

(January 21, 1933 - February 12, 2015)

Hugh is remembered for his years of devotion to his mother Iris.

Employed in the travel industry in Toronto, Hugh was a world traveler himself. He retired to Guelph, Ontario where he was active in his church, the Guelph Stamp Club and an enthusiastic volunteer at the River Run Centre.

Hugh is survived by his sisters Joyce Tipping and Sylvia Balogh (husband Peter) of Victoria and nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by special friends Janet Rogers and Eric and Gale Maginnis.

Arrangements out of Guelph.

Donations to St James the Apostle Church or the River Run Centre in Guelph.

COLBARY, Ernest Wayne Colbary - Obituary | Print |

COLBARY, Ernest Wayne -

(July 5, 1947 - February 12, 2015)

Passed away at Hospital in Peterborough on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Ernie Colbary, beloved husband of Christine Carley. Dear father of Robert, William, Lindsay and Dale Colbary, William Carley and Douglas Haugh.

Grandfather of Curtis, Noah, Porter, DJ and Jacob. Brother of Jack Colbary and Carol Szoboszlai. Brother-in-law of Susan Craig (Alan), Deborah Chaytor (Clifford), Brenda Hadwin (Thomas) and Jennifer Fraser (Gary).

Private arrangements.

CRAFT, Victor Robert John Craft Obituary | Print |

CRAFT, Victor Robert John -

Retired Transtario Bus Lines. Of Otonabee Township.

Peacefully at PRHC on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the age of 75 with family by his side.

He was born in Peterborough, son of the late Ralph Victor and Ruby Craft. Dear father to Warren (Ann Marie), Wayne (Brenda), David (Jennifer), Angela (John) and Andrea (Randy). Beloved grandfather to Jenna, Shane, Chad, Jamie, Melanie, Annalysa, Ben, Noah, Collin, Mitchell, Brooke and Taylor. Predeceased by brother Lloyd, sisters Muriel and June.

As per Victor's request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held Sunday, February 15th.

Special thank you to all the staff and physicians of the Palliative Care Team at PRHC. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at PRHC would be appreciated by the family.

IRWIN, Lorne Harold Irwin Obituary | Print |

IRWIN, Lorne Harold -

Irwin_LornePassed away peacefully at Centennial Place, Millbrook at the young age of 91 on February 12th, 2015.

Born to Jim and Myrtle Irwin(Wakelin) Irwin on September 3, 1923, Lorne was predeceased by his oldest and younger brothers, Ross and Stuart.

Lorne was a proud veteran of the Canadian Army in WWII and told us of many adventures during his time overseas.

Lorne was also predeceased by two loving wives, Mary in 1961 and Willow in 1998. Lorne was the dear father of Thomas Irwin and loved father-in-law to Wendy Standish. Sadly missed and forever loved grandfather to Angela, Sarah, Racheal and fiance Thomas, Victoria and fiance Matt. Cherished Great-grandfather to Rory, Hannah(predeceased) Lincoln, Oakley, Owen and Mary.

Lorne was a member of the Masonic Lodge Corinthian lodge 101 AF & AM. Also a member of the Scottish Rite, Kawartha Shriners and member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52. Lorne was a longtime member of Mark Street united church and attended services while living at Centennial Place.

We wish to thank the loving and devoted staff at Centennial Place for the care Lorne received in his two years as a resident. He always felt love and warmth there.

Funeral Services will be held in Peterborough on Monday, February 23rd.

PARNELL, Eva Muriel (Simpson) Parnell Obituary | Print |

PARNELL, Eva Muriel (nee Simpson) -

At St. Joseph's At Fleming on Thursday, February 12, 2015 12 days short of her 90th birthday.

Beloved wife of the late Henry Wallace "Wally" Parnell (July 8, 2008) for over 66 years.

Loving mother of Carole (late Gene), Linda (late Allan) and Alan. Dear Gramma of Randy (Tara), Scott, Todd (Jennifer), Suzanna (Mike) and Kevin (Jenn). Great-Gramma of Andrew, Rachael, Wyatt, Taylor (Cody), Jaxon, Samuel, Emily and Aaron.

Dear sister of David (Lorene) and the late Irene Derry. Eva will be missed by several nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Wednesday, February 18th. Interment to follow at Bridgenorth.

Memorial donations to Mark St. United Church, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Bridgenorth United Church would be appreciated.

WISMER, Jacob Douglas 'Jake' Wismer Obituary | Print |

WISMER, Jacob Douglas 'Jake' -

Wismer_Jake(Retired Chief Petty Officer (Navy), a retired employee of Sears Canada and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52)

At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in his 78th year. 

Beloved husband of June for over 57 years.  Loving father of Laurie Seeley and her husband Larrie, Jackie Wismer, and Kari Taylor and her husband Rod.  Cherished Grandfather of Jake, Chelsea, Mike and Danielle. 

Jake was an avid Bridge player, dart player and fisherman. He enjoyed watching and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays and unfortunately, the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

In accordance with Jake’s wishes, private family services have taken place. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

In memory of Jake, donations to the PRHC Palliative Care Unit or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

YEO, Walter Bruce Yeo Obituary | Print |

YEO, Walter Bruce -

Of Peterborough, age 86, passed away peacefully at 8:05 a.m. on February 12, 2015.

Walter is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ann (nee Aubin), his son David, daughter Karen, daughter-in-law Claudia, son-in-law Glenn, grandchildren Karley, Kyle, Mackenzie, and Karley's fiancé Shawn.

A former hockey player, an avid fisherman, a master handyman, and a caring neighbour, Walter will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be privately held. Arrangements out of Lakefield.

Memorial donations may be made in Walter's name to the Canadian Cancer Society.

CHAN, Laurence Valerie Chan Obituary | Print |

CHAN, Laurence Valerie -

Quietly at her residence on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in her 77th year.

Dear sister of Jean, Edna Kwongsee, Sidney and Phylis. Valerie was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary Anne of South Africa.

There will be a Mass of the Resurrection held at the CATHEDRAL OF ST-PETER-IN-CHAINS. 411 Reid Street. Peterborough on Friday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.

In memory of Valerie, donations may be made to The Sisters of The Precious Blood.

ESDALE, Maude Esdale - Obituary | Print |

ESDALE, Maude -

Esdale_MaudeAt Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Maude Esdale, formerly of Havelock, in her 92nd year.

Sister of the late Charles, Violet, William, Margaret, Jean and Kathleen.

Dear aunt of Margaret Liddle (Ivan), Stephen Esdale (fiancée Jackie), and many other nieces and nephews.

Resting at the Campbellford Baptist Church, 166 Grand Road, Campbellford, on Monday, February 16th from 10:00 am until time of Service at 12:00 noon, Reverend Lionel Pye officiating.

Interment in Havelock in the spring.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada.

"At Home with the Lord"

LORENZ, Inge Lorenz - Obituary | Print |

LORENZ, Inge -

Passed away peacefully at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital on Tuesday, February 11, 2015 in her 87th year.

Loving mother of Kathy and her husband Mike Kristy.

Forever cherished grandmother of Ryan (Ashley) Kristy and great grandmother of Aydan.

A memorial service will be held in Collingwood on Tuesday, February 17th.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.

MARSH, James Maurice 'Jim' Marsh Obituary | Print |

MARSH, James Maurice 'Jim' -

Passed away peacefully at Lakefield Extendicare on Wednesday February 11, 2015 in his 89th year.

Jim was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #77, Lakefield. Loving husband of the late Ruth A. Marsh (2002). Sadly missed by his children Kevin (Kathryn) of Nanaimo, B.C., Craig Marsh of Toronto and Wendy (Tom Monico) of Lakefield.

Loving grandfather of Lindsay (Terry), Ashley (Chris), Heather (Raheem), Jaclyn and Brandon. Great-grandfather of Isabella and Camryn. Survived by his sister Edna Smith (Eric). Predeceased by his brother Jack Marsh (Betty).

A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Lakefield.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Lakefield Extendicare.

TUCKER, Gordon Francis 'Gord' Tucker Obituary | Print |

TUCKER, Gordon Francis 'Gord' -

Tucker_Gord(Retired employee of GM Oshawa)

Peacefully, at his Riverview Manor home, Peterborough, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in his 85th year.

Gordon was the father of David, Bradley and Barry. Grandfather of Christopher, Jessica, Daniel, Michael and Kyanna.

He was the brother of six siblings, and will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by Rosalie Harrison and many friends in Oshawa and Peterborough.

Following Gord’s wishes, cremation arrangements out of Peterborough.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation.

COATES, Charles Coates Obituary | Print |

COATES, Charles -

Passed away at the Peterborough Hospital on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Charles was the loving husband of Marilyn for 61 years. He leaves behind his loving children David and Diane and grandson Zackery. Also his loving sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews.

To honour his wishes, Charles was cremated with no service.

He was a founding member of the Niagara Woodcarvers, a member of Noah's Ark in Florida and the Lindsay Carving Club.

Donations may be made in his name to the Cardiac Rehab Program at the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation in Lindsay, Ontario.

LANG, Dorothy Annie (Thomas) Lang, Obituary | Print |

LANG, Dorothy Annie (nee Thomas) -

In her 104th year, passed peacefully to her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on February 10, 2015.

Predeceased by husband William "Scotty" Lang, sister Alice Fraser and brothers Alec, Roy, Leslie, Harold and Jack Thomas.

Lovingly remembered by son Roger (Arlene), granddaughters Shari (Randy) Markovich, Joy (John) Thompson, Wendy (John) Brouwers, and Wanda Lang, and great-grand- children David and Lisa Markovich. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and friends.

Dorothy was a longtime resident of Hamilton and adherent of Stanley Avenue Baptist Church. She was a willing servant of Jesus to family, friends and neighbours.

Thanks to caregivers at Cama Woodlands Long Term Care Facility for their faithful care of Dorothy over the past 9 1/2 years.

"Celebration of Life" Service to be held on Tuesday, March 31st in Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Bible League or charity of choice would be appreciated.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."
Psalm 116:15 (KJV)

MITCHELL, Betty Louise Mitchell Obituary | Print |

MITCHELL, Betty Louise -

Mitchell_BettyPassed away suddenly at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on February 10, 2015 at the age of 75 after a short battle with cancer.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John.

Loving sister to Evalyn (Stefan) and the late Bill Dowton (survived by sister-in-law Cherry).

Loving mother to her daughter Maureen and son Don (Sandy). Grandmother to Brad, Jeff and Chris.

Generous, compassionate and truly loved by everyone she touched. A gathering for family and friends will be held in Peterborough on Sunday, February 15th.

If desired, donations in memory of Betty to The Arthritis Society or The Lakefield Animal Welfare Society.

RONCO, Viola Mary Ronco Obituary | Print |

RONCO, Viola Mary -

Ronco_ViolaPeacefully at Extendicare, Peterborough on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Beloved wife of the late Louis Joseph Ronco (d. February 4, 1988).

Loving mother of Helen Louise and her husband Greg Webb of Bridgenorth, Theresa Marie and her husband Frank Legrow of Marmora and Nancy Anne Johnson (late husband Wayne Allen d. 1994) of Peterborough. Dear grandmother of Sean (Amber), Todd (Tara) and Jamie (Meghan).

Predeceased by her parents John Percy Taillon and Mary Anastatia Taillon and brother Gordon Taillon.

Visitation and Funeral Prayers were held in Peterborough on Tuesday, February 17th. Interment.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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