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URBACH, Evelyn Urbach Obituary | Print |

URBACH, Evelyn -

Passed peacefully into the hands of her Lord on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at Peterborough Extendicare in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Hugh.

Loving mother of Hugh (Joan), Kathleen Vella (the late Frank) and Larry (Carol). Cherished Gran of 11, great-gran of 26 and great-great gran of 2.

Dear sister of Bill Simpson (Audrey), Ross (Ruth), Charles (Jean), Mary Jane and the late Violet and Ruth Tease (Robert) and sister-in-law of Ella Wicks, Olive Dunford and Fran Urbach. Aunt Evelyn will be fondly remembered by her many, many nieces, nephews and their extended families.

Evelyn will forever be remembered for her love of swimming and any other water activity at the cottage.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate Evelyn's Life will be held on Saturday, October 4th at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 463 Highland Road, Peterborough.

In memory of Evelyn, donations to the Christ Lutheran Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

VAN LEEUWEN, Barbara Edith 'Barb' (Ferguson) Van Leeuwen Obituary | Print |

VAN LEEUWEN, Barbara Edith June 'Barb' (nee Ferguson) -

At St. Joseph’s at Fleming on Monday, September 8, 2014 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Antonius "Tony."

Loving mother of Bob Heigh (Peggy), the late Norm Heigh, Art Heigh (Lorrie), Harold Heigh (Wendy), Lori Thompson (Colin), John Van Leeuwen (Andrea), Lori Thompson (Colin), Helen Simpson (Bob), Jayne Carriere (Philip), Gerard Turcotte (Nelda)and Jack Turcotte (Brenda). 

She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Norm Blodgett, the late John Blodgett, the late Ron Blodgett, Gord Blodgett, Mary Stillman, Reg Ferguson, Jack Ferguson and Jean Mikeljohn. 

There will be a Celebration of Barb’s Life in Peterborough on Friday, September 12th.  Interment to follow.

In memory of Barb, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

CAMERON, Glenn Cameron Obituary | Print |

CAMERON, Glenn -

(1962 - 2014)

Passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Loving son of Don and the late Audrey Cameron.

Dear brother of Gail (Michael Rizzuto). Glenn will be missed by his nieces Brooke (Luca Gentile), Brittney and nephew Brett.

Glenn was a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Engineering.

Memorial visitation will be held in Milton on Saturday, September 13th. A private family service is being held.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Glenn to the Juravinski Hospital would be appreciated.

PARNALL, Norma (Rennie) Parnall Obituary | Print |

PARNALL, Norma (Rennie) -

Died peacefully September 7th, 2014 at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

Norma was born in Keene in 1918 and graduated from the business course at PCVS. Women were needed to work during the war, and she was invaluable to a local insurance company.

A loving partner of the late Lloyd Parnall for 61 years, she worked beside him in their Havelock supermarket from 1951 to 1978 when they retired to Peterborough. Norma worked faithfully for her local United Church, in Presbytery and nationally. She staffed the phone at Civic Hospital 1/per week for 25 years, and worked as a Hospice volunteer, with Meals on Wheels, and Red Cross blood donations.

‘Nana’s’ grandchildren loved spending time with her from their first moments to her last. She was adventurous (waterskied to 79), funny and open to new ideas – a wonderful model for grandchildren and her Sunday school classes.

Her family will miss her 96 years of wisdom and feistiness: Linda and Alan Slavin with family Lisa and Geoff, Ted (deceased) and Ruth Parnall with family Jason, Mandy and Stacey, Janet Duke and Ralph (deceased) with family Gillian, Kate and Jon. Ruth Nichols (Parnall), her friend and sister-in-law for 75 years, will miss her as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, Rennie and Fletcher cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Norma’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough on Monday, September 15th at 11 a.m. with a time together afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity United Church, Five Counties Children’s Centre or the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

The family sincerely thanks the staff at St. Joseph’s for their loving care of Norma.

PETTES, June Haroldine Pettes Obituary | Print |

PETTES, June Haroldine –

Peacefully at Extendicare in Peterborough on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of Ronald Pettes for 52 years.

Dear sister of Constance Legg. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, Elizabeth and Brenda.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. At June’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

In memory of June, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association "Research."

RICHES, Keith Edward Riches Obituary | Print |

RICHES, Keith Edward -

Riches_KeithPeacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre with his family by his side, on Sunday, September 7, 2014, as the result of a cycling accident in his 73rd year.

Keith, loving brother of Jim (Marianne), Barbara Shaw, Don (Sharron), Shirley, Doug (Ann), and Carl.

Deeply loved uncle of Juli, James, Darlene, Kerri, Wayne, D.J., Jolene, Jessica, Derek, Amanda, and Brittany. Sadly missed by his many great nieces and nephews.

Cherished son of the late Kenneth and Ruby.

A graveside inurnment service will be held at Rosemount Memorial Gardens, Peterborough on Saturday, September 20th at 3 p.m.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

SPENCER, Eva May (Swan) Spencer Obituary | Print |

SPENCER, Eva May (Swan) –

Spencer_EvaOf Ennismore, peacefully, with her family by her side on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at Springdale Country Manor, at the age of 70.

Eva, devoted and cherished wife of Michael. Dearest and loving mother to Geri Fullbrook (Dave Roy) of Ennismore, and Michelle Spencer (Jim Gore) of Alban, Ontario.

Devoted Nana to Michael (Marie) Spencer, Meghann Burley (Morley), and Brock Pittman (Erin). Great Nana to Owen Pittman. Eva will also be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. A celebration of Eva’s life will be held on Sunday, September 28th at the Lakefield Legion, 10 Nicholls Street, Lakefield from 1 to 6 PM.

If desired, donations may be made to the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society.

Special thanks to all the staff at Springdale Country Manor for their exceptional care and friendship towards Eva.

BURLEY, John 'Jack' Burley Obituary | Print |

BURLEY, John 'Jack' -

Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, September 6th, 2014 in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of the late Gloria (2010.)

Loving father of Sandra (Frank) Driscoll and the late Kevin Burley (2007). Jack will be missed by his daughter in laws Rhonda and Maureen.

Cherished grandfather of John Driscoll (Carolyn), Michael Driscoll (Michelle), Jessica Driscoll, Travis (Stephanie) Burley, and Keisha Burley (Joanne.) Great grandfather of Madelyn, Jackson and Gabriel Driscoll, Allyson and Charlie Driscoll, Ava and Ella Burley. John is predeceased by his granddaughter Sarah Driscoll.

John was a WW II veteran, with 20-plus years of service with the RCAF and a proud member of the Legion and the Navy club.

Memorial service in Peterborough on Thursday, September 11th.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

COLE, Gerald Robert Cole Obituary | Print |

COLE, Gerald Robert –         "Express Condolences"

Cole_GeraldPassed away, surrounded by his family, on September 6, 2014 in his 63rd year.

Beloved husband of Thelma (nee Clouston) for 42 years. Loving father of Andrea and Cherie Cole (Tony), and the late baby Tanya.

Son of the late Audrey and Chet Cole. Survived by his mother Gladys Larock. Proud grandfather of Melissa Bresee, Casarah and Necole Churcher.

Sadly missed by his sisters Elsie (Jim), Brenda (Earl), Carol (Glenn) and Sharlene (Bill); and his brothers Ron (Phyllis), Dave (Marie), Doug (Debbie), Pete (Julie) and Donnie.

Predeceased by his three brothers, Jim, Keith and Russell Marshall. Uncle Fuzzy to many nieces and nephews and uncle Buzzy to his great nieces and nephews.

Gerald will also be missed by his extended family at Fairhaven. Thanks to staff at Fairhaven for your continued care and especially to the ones who went above and beyond in his final days. Thanks to Matt at Apollo for always putting Dad first.

In memory of Gerald, donations to the Residents' Programs at Fairhaven (For Gardening Program) would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, September 10th from 2-4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough. A Celebration of Gerald's Life will be held at Fairhaven at later time.

Online condolences may be made at


HODDER, Alice 'Lucille' (Nichols) Hodder Obituary | Print |

HODDER, Alice 'Lucille' (nee Nichols) -     "Express Condolences"

(Registered Nurse)

Peacefully at PRHC, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of Harold "Jack" John Hodder for 61years. Loving mother of John (Phyllis), Mark and Kathryn (Paul Hadley). Proud grandmother of Kelly, Rebecca and Alexander.

Dear sister of Grant Nichols. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In keeping with Lucille's wishes cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at Ingoldsby Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, Peterborough.

Online condolences may be made at


HUTCHINSON, Nora Caroline Hutchinson Obituary | Print |

HUTCHINSON, Nora Caroline -

Passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Extendicare Peterborough in her 95th year.

Mother of John, Robert and Christine. Dear aunt of Eric and Marjorie Orbell, Ruth and Phil Holden, Allan Orbell, Faith and Gord Smith and Norm and Jane Orbell. Nora will be missed by many great nephews and nieces.

A private family service was held on Wednesday, September 10th followed by interment at Little Lake Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


MEDHURST, David Medhurst Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the P.R.H.C. on Saturday September 6, 2014. Dave Medhurst of Apsley in his 77th year.

Loving husband of the late Marlene Medhurst (2009). Loved and missed by his sons Steven (Janice) of Fife's Bay and Allen (Kelly) of Peterborough.Grandpa is remembered by Hailey, Peyton, Liam and Nolan.

Survived by his sisters Marilyn Medhurst and Sylvia Duggan (the late Chuck). Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Arrangements out of Lakefield. A funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, Apsley on Thursday, September 11th at 11:00 AM. Interment. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy.

WYMAN, Patrick James Wyman Obituary | Print |

WYMAN, Patrick James —

Wyman_PatrickIn Oshawa on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 in his 26th year.

Beloved son of Patricia Davis and the late Richard Wyman. Dear step-son of Joe Davis.

Cherished grandson of Sheila Goyer & the late Terry Goyer and the late Bruce & Beryl Wyman.

Patrick will be sadly missed by his Aunt Wendy Goyer & Uncle Joe Goyer, his Uncle Keith & Gloria Wyman, and his cousins Shelly and Brent of Edmonton.

Private family arrangements out of Havelock.

If desired, donations may be made to The Sick Kids Foundation.

GROVE, Lloyd Grove Obituary | Print |

GROVE, Lloyd -

Peacefully at his home in Bailieboro on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Shenfield) for 59 years. Loving father of Michael Grove, Karen Shaughnessy, Janice Grove and Mark Grove (Terry).

Cherished Papa of Paul (Jennifer Lynn), Joshua (Jessica), Elizabeth (Dakota), Patrick (Stephanie), Nicholas (Amy), Jennifer (Paul) and Travis (Sarah). Proud Great Papa of Kiara, Paul, Riley and Brooklyn.

Dear brother of Carley Brown, Glenn (Joan), Judy Saunders (John) and the late Murray. Brother-in-law of Marian Grove. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Lloyd was a Champion Plowman who was a devoted farmer all his life.

A Funeral Service will held in Peterborough on Thursday, September 11th. Interment.

In memory of Lloyd, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

HENDERSON, Irene Evelyn (Bell) Henderson Obituary | Print |

HENDERSON, Irene Evelyn (Bell) -

Peacefully at Extendicare Home, Peterborough on Friday, September 5, 2014 in her 90th year.

Irene, beloved wife of the late R.W “Wes” Henderson.

Loving mother of the late Brian Henderson (Gail), Gary (Juaneta), and Don. Cherished Grandmother of Kerri, Jessica, Andrea; Wesley, Michael, Ashley, Laura; Shelby, and Janelle, and  Great-Grandmother to Hayden, Hailey, Charlie, Adanna and Gwendalyn.

Funeral service in Peterborough on Wednesday, September 10th. Interment.

In memory of Irene, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

MITCHELL, Barbara Ann (Bishop) Mitchell Obituary | Print |

MITCHELL, Barbara Ann (nee Bishop) -

Mitchell_BarbaraEntered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Barbara (nee Bishop), in her 73rd year, was the beloved wife of the late Gordon Mitchell (2006).

Treasured mother of Susan and her husband Rick Fraser of Omemee. 

Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren David and Sheridan.

In keeping with Barbara's wishes, cremation has taken place.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 40 Russell Street East, Lindsay on Wednesday, September 10th at 2:00 P.M.

If desired, memorial donations to the St. Mary's Church - Restoration Fund would be appreciated and may be arranged through the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205).

On-line condolences may be directed to


MORTON, Helen 'Margaret' Carlile (Smith) Morton Obituary | Print |

MORTON, Helen 'Margaret' Carlile (Smith) -        "Express Condolences"

Morton_MargaretIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Helen Margaret Carlile Morton (nee Smith) at home on September 5, 2014 after a brief illness, with her family at her side.

Margaret was the adored and devoted wife of Dr. Eric Morton for 62 years. In addition to Eric, she is survived by her loving children Graham (Debbie), Carol and David (Heather), and grandchildren Ashley (Dan) Ugricic, Cameron (Kyra), Christopher, and Alexander Morton.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents and siblings; and Graham's first wife Susan.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Margaret will take place on Tuesday, September 9th at Canterbury Gardens, 1414 Sherbrooke Street, Peterborough at 2 p.m. Inurnment to follow at Rosemount Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Art Gallery of Peterborough, the World Wildlife Fund, the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.

We thank the nursing staff and support teams at Canterbury Gardens for the excellent care and support of our entire family during the final chapter of Mum's story. Thanks also to the many devoted friends who were so much a part of that story.

Online condolences may be made at


O’NEILL, Russell Robert 'Russ' O'Neill Obituary | Print |

O’NEILL, Russell Robert 'Russ' -

ONeill_RussSuddenly and peacefully on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the age of 45.


Russ, loving father of Carissa, Cuyler, and the late Nevaeh.

Beloved son of Lillian and the late Paul. Dear brother of John (Glenda), Bill, Dan (Carol), Peter, Fred (Elisa), Ken (Stacey), Marcie, and their families. Sadly missed by his companion Tracy Gallant.


A memorial service will be held in Peterborough on Thursday, September 11th.

If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

ROBINSON, Alton Archibald Robinson Obituary | Print |

ROBINSON, Alton Archibald -

Robinson_Alton(Retired teacher and Pastor. Certificate of Ordination with PAOC)

Peacefully, on Friday September 5, 2014 at Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood, in his 90th year.

Alton, beloved husband of Helen for 66 years. Dear father of Donna Dean (late Graham), Alan (Doris), Gary (Laura) and Janet Fife (Randy).

Loving grandfather of Peter, Shawn, Lindsy, Andrew, Emily, Michael, Jessica, Ryan and Nolan. Proud great grandfather of seven and great-great-grandfather of three. Brother of Ivan, Evelyn Baxter, Ralph Junior and the late Dorothy Davis.

A funeral service will be held in Peterborough, on Monday, September 8. Reverend Gary Robinson officiating.

If desired, donations may be made to the Threefold Ministries.

van DYK, Leonard van Dyk - Obituary | Print |

VAN DYK, Leonard -

van_Dyk_Leonard(April 13, 1912 - September 5, 2014)

Born in the Netherlands, with his family he emigrated to St. Eustatius, W.I., in 1949 and to Canada in 1952 to fulfill his dream to be a successful Dairy Farmer.

Dear husband of the late Mary (nee van de Gevel, 1999).

Loved dearly by his children Peter (Anne), John (Mary), Elizabeth Mann (Reagh), Maria van Dyk (Bob Merritt and the late Wolf Wiedemann), Narda, Lena Sterling (Henry), Len (the late Dottye), Annie (Andrew Magee), son-in-law Marinus van Bakel (Anne) and his late infant son Bertje and his daughter Joanne van Bakel. Proud Opa of 20, great-Opa of 30 and great- great-Opa of 1.

Predeceased by his 6 siblings in the Netherlands.

Len retired, first to Cookstown then to Hanover and later to Fraserville and enjoyed good food, the daily paper, visits, phone calls and postcards from his children and grandchildren as they travelled the world.

We are grateful for the gentle care he received at Peterborough Extendicare the past eleven months.

Friends will be received on Saturday, September 13th from 11:30 a.m. until time of eulogy at 12:30 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish Roman Catholic Church, 352 10th Avenue, Hanover, ON.  Interment to follow.

 In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


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