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BOLTON, Ronald James 'Ron' Bolton Obituary | Print |

BOLTON, Ronald James 'Ron' -

Bolton_RonAt the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, December 15, 2014 with his family present. Ron, lifelong dairy farmer (Nassau Hills Farms) in Douro Township and avid outdoorsman.

Beloved husband of Barbara (Hess). Dear father of Kim (Doug Ruth), Brad and Mark (April). Cherished Popa to Walker, Marissa, Bailey, Cloe, Brook and Dawson.

Dear brother of Audrey (Glen Stark), Wayne (Gwen) and Gordon (Brenda).

Son of the late Ernest and Lucinda Bolton. Ron will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Friday, December 19th.

If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

HAMLIN, John Archibald 'Jack' Hamlin Obituary | Print |

HAMLIN, John Archibald -   "Express Condolences"

Hamlin_Jack(December 15, 1925 - December 15, 2014)

(Piano Tuner)

Jack was promoted to Glory at his residence surrounded by his family on December 15, 2014 on his 89th birthday.

Beloved husband of the late Sylva (October 2, 2014).

Loving father of Bonnie Dormer (Rick) of Peterborough. Predeceased by his son Barry (1970). Sadly missed by his grandson Brock and his step-grandchildren.

Also missed by Carole (sister to Bonnie).

Predeceased by his brother Robert Hamlin. Dear uncle of Sandy, Brian and Michael.

Visitation will be held at the SALVATION ARMY TEMPLE, 219 Simcoe Street, Peterborough on Sunday, December 21st from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by the Service at 5:00 p.m.  Interment Little Lake Cemetery at a later date.

For those wishing to commemorate Jack through donations, please consider the Peterborough Salvation Army Temple Trust Fund.


KAISER-HARRISON, Mary Helen (Livingstone) Kaiser Harrison Obituary | Print |

KAISER-HARRISON, Mary Helen (Livingstone) -

Kaiser-Harrison_Mary(Longtime employee of Sears Canada, Member of the Easter Star, Proud War Bride)

Peacefully at Royal Gardens on Monday, December 15, 2014 in her 94th year.

Mary, beloved wife of the late Robert Kaiser and Eldon Harrison.

Loving and devoted mother of Julie Graham and her husband Howard, and Helen Taylor and her husband Graham. Cherished Grandmother of Ian (Stephanie), Robyn (Dave), Michael (Cindy), and great-grandmother of Leola, Vera Jane, Chase, Philippe, and Adele.

Predeceased by her parents James Livingstone and Helen Fraser of Inverness, Scotland, as well as her five siblings.

A memorial service will be held in Peterborough on Saturday. Interment.

In memory of Mary, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Royal Gardens for the compassion and kindness shown to mom during her time there.

MOSKAL, Michael Moskal Obituary | Print |

MOSKAL, Michael –     "Express Condolences"

Moskal_MichaelAt Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, December 15, 2014, in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of Larisa Moskal (nee Baranow). Predeceased by his son Peter Moskal. Grandfather of Kasia and Matthew of Denver. Will be remembered by his sister and her family all of Detroit.

Visitation will be held at the   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario on Wednesday, December 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at the CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETER-IN-CHAINS, 411 Reid Street on Thursday, December 18th at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery.

In memory of Michael, donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at


BARNES, Myrtle Irene Barnes - Obituary | Print |

BARNES, Myrtle Irene -

(Life Member Havelock R.C.L. Branch #389)

At Stirling Manor on Sunday, December 14, 2014, Myrtle Barnes (nee Gratton) of Stirling, formerly of Havelock, in her 86th year.

Wife of the late Lloyd Barnes and the late Stanley McCutcheon.

Dear mother of Sharon Howard (Bob) of Roslin, formerly of Havelock. Grandmother of Alicia Lott (Wally) of Stirling. Great-grandmother of Robert, Rachel and Ronald.

Sister of Reta Rodgers (late Bruce), Ollie Urquhart (late Frank), Madeline Stewart (Scott) and the late Clarence (Josephine), Everett, Trevor (Ruth), Earl (Marg), Florence Dowdell (Ellwood), Tom (Ann), Ross, Eric (Theresa) and Freeman (Beryl). Sister-in-law of Ria Gratton. Survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

The service will take place in Havelock on Thursday, December 18th, Reverend David Estabrooks officiating.

If desired, donations may be made to Havelock Royal Canadian Legion Branch #389 or Residents’ Council of Stirling Manor.

BONTER, Stephen 'Steve' Bonter Obituary | Print |

BONTER, Stephen -

Passed away with his family by his side on Sunday December 14th, 2014 at Sunnybrook Hospital in his 63rd year.

Beloved husband of Lucie (Hogle), cherished father of Jillian and Jennifer.

Steve will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Barbara (Whelan), Beverley (Meyer) and Diane, mother-in-law, Jacqeline, sisters-in-law Helen (Merv) Ellis, Edna (George) O’Toole, Claire Sullivan (Lloyd) and brothers-in-law Paul (Christine) and Pierre, numerous nieces and nephews, G.E. colleagues and friends.

Stephen is predeceased by his parents, Raymond & Luella, his brother Bryson, and brothers-in- law Gerry Whelan and Arthur Meyer.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Church, 581 Howden St, Peterborough. A private interment will be held.

In lieu of flowers donations to Grace United Church, Beaver Creek F.M. Cemetery, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

GIFFORD, Mary Ellen 'Nellie' (Hickey) Gifford Obituary | Print |

GIFFORD, Mary Ellen 'Nellie' (nee Hickey) -

(Longtime CWL Member) Peacefully at Riverview Manor on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late William David Gifford (April 6, 1997).

Loving mother of James Gifford, Eugene and wife Leslie Gifford all of Ennismore. Dear grandmother of Brianna Theobald (Joe), Jacklyn Gifford (Ross Adderley), Frank Gifford (Samantha), Nicole, Caitlin, and Erik Gifford. Dear great grandmother of Fox, Winnifred, Royce, Grace and Madeline.

Dear sister of Michael Hickey (Rosemary) of Ennismore, Marguerite Young of Peterborough, Jean Heffernan (late Joe) of Douro, Clair Hickey and wife Lois of Emily.

Predeceased by her parents Frank Hickey and Mary Dewan and sisters Marcella Sullivan, Lucille George and Eileen Moloney.

Funeral Mass in ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CHURCH, ENNISMORE on Thursday, December 18th at 10 a.m. Interment.

Donations to the CWL – St. Martin’s or St. Martin’s School, Ennismore would be appreciated by the family.

HOPE, Phyllis Margaret (Edwards) Hope Obituary | Print |

HOPE, Phyllis Margaret (nee Edwards) -     "Express Condolences"

Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on December 14, 2014 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Donald. Cherished mother of Bryan (Mary Jane) of Ennismore and Janice Hammond (Ray) of Port Perry. Proud grandmother of Don Hope (Christa), Joe Hope (April), Brandon Hammond (Claire), Janine Hammond (Brian), and Jennifer Hammond (Jeff).

Predeceased by her brother Royden Edwards and her sister Betty Davidson (the late George).

Friends are invited to call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17th at the KAYE FUNERAL HOME AND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 539 George Street North, Peterborough. A Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Tom Cunningham officiating.

Interment Westwood Cemetery.

Donations to St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at


JAMIESON, Ross George Jamieson Obituary | Print |

JAMIESON, Ross George -

Jamieson_RossBorn, December 22, 1930. Ross passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Royal Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Predeceased by his much-loved wife, Nancy (née Minicola).

Beloved father of David (Cynthia), Paul (Cheryl), Susan (John), Lisa (Scott). Dear grandfather of Theresa, Kyla, Bradley, Madelaine, Kendra, Jack, Stuart, Jeffrey, Andie, John Ross, Alexandra, and Jamieson. Dear brother of Lois (Andre). He will be fondly remembered by his companion and dance partner of many years, Margaret Price.

Ross will be lovingly remembered as a devoted father and grandfather, and over the years became well-known for his love of providing sleigh, tractor, and snowmobile rides to the kids. In his youth he was very active and social; enjoying pond hockey, baseball, curling, hunting, and snowmobiling with family and friends.

His passion was farming, whether it was bringing in the hay, tending to his raspberries, or tapping his sugar maple trees. In addition to farming, Ross was employed by General Electric in Peterborough as an industrial cost accountant for over 30 years.

During his well-deserved retirement, Ross enjoyed boating in the Peterborough area with Nancy and family and was also involved in municipal politics, serving on Cavan Council in the 1990's. Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, ON, the son of Bertha (Lowes) and Harry Jamieson; Ross remained a lifelong resident of the area, returning to the family homestead (established in 1875) in 1984. Ross will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to express its deepest gratitude to the ICU nurses at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre as well as the nurses and support workers in the Palliative Care Unit at the Royal Gardens who provided exceptional care and much kindness.

A Service of Remembrance will be held in Peterborough on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Memoriam at

LECOUR, Georgina Josephine (Rooney) Lecour Obituary | Print |

LECOUR, Georgina Josephine (nee Rooney) -

Lecour_GeorginaPeacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough on Sunday, December 14, 2014, in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of Glendon (Glen) Lecour for 65 years. Loving mother of Linda Ross and Glenda (Ted) Hunter of Peterborough, Carolyn (Steve) Westington of Bailieboro, and Diane, deceased. Much loved by her grandchildren Dave and Mark Ross of Peterborough and Holly and Stephanie Westington (friend Adam) of Bailieboro.

Survived by her sister Mary (husband Reg deceased) McInnis of PEI. Sadly missed by her brothers-in-law Barry (Gisele) Lecour of Peterborough, Emmett (Lois) Lecour of Ottawa, and sisters-in-law Emerilda (Ray) Belanger of Thunder Bay, Marlene (Don) Cundall of Pennsylvania and June (husband Lynwood deceased). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Jack Rooney and Lillian (Dreelan); brothers Michael, Leo, William, James and John and sisters Ida Morrissey, Patricia Kluke and Dorothy Kennedy.

Georgina was a lifetime member of the CWL of the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains and was a recipient of a Bene Merenti medal in recognition of her service to her church, bestowed upon her by St. John Paul II on September 10, 1989.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 19th at 10 a.m. at CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETER-IN-CHAINS, 297 Hunter Street West, Peterborough. Interment, followed by a reception at Bishop Doyle Knights of Columbus Hall, 317 Hunter Street West.

Donations to the CWL - Cathedral or to the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains would be appreciated by the family.

HARVEY, Frederick Floyd 'Fred' Harvey Obituary | Print |

HARVEY, Frederick Floyd 'Fred' -    "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Harvey_Fred(RPN, Round Lake Volunteer Firefighter Chief, SEIU Canada Executive Board Member)

Unexpectedly, on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the age of 41.

Beloved husband of Samantha (nee Keehn ). Loving father of Elizabeth Devlin (Ken), Alyshia Harvey (Will) and Danielle Harvey. Cherished son of Les and Judy (nee Ray) Harvey. Sadly missed brother of Jennifer Stairs.

Treasured grandson of Fred Ray. Dear son-in-law of Arlene and Brian Keehn. Much loved brother in law of Carissa Peacock(Dan) and Jim Keehn (Heather). Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 1140 St. Paul's Street, Peterborough on Saturday, December 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Sabrina Ingram officiating.

A Celebration of Fred's Life will also be held at the Round Lake Fire Hall, Hwy 112, Tarzwell from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on December 31st .

In memory of Fred, donations can be made to the Round Lake Fire Department (Site 6, Box 5, Swastika, ON P0K 1T0).

Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. Online condolences may be made at


KING, Frederick (Ted) Justin King - Obituary | Print |

KING, Frederick (Ted) Justin -

Peacefully at Fairhaven Long Term Care Home on Saturday, December 13, 2014, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of the late Lillian King (Wilson).

Loving father of Janet (Rick) Peconi and Gregg (Lynda) King of Waterloo. Cherished grandpa of Sean (April) Peconi, Brent Peconi, Kevin (Becky) King and Sarah King. Dear brother of Tom (Gail) King of Lakefield and the late Eileene O'Toole, Jim King, Zina Wilson and Anna Winslow.

"Time may pass and fade away, but memories of you will always stay"

Funeral Service will be held in Peterborough on Thursday December 18th.

Donations in memory of Ted to Fairhaven Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Ted's family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Fairhaven and to Dr. D. Spink.

SMITH, Nancy Eleanor Smith Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Nancy Eleanor -

Smith_NancyPeacefully at her home on December 13, 2014 in her 90th year.

Loving mother of Glenn and Denise.

Predeceased by darling daughter Leslie, parents Minnie Powless and Henry Whitlow, sisters Pearl, Louise, Hazel and Elsie, Brothers Harry, Edward, Jack and Robert.

At Nancy's request, her body has been donated to medical science at the University of Toronto.

Heartfelt thanks to the PSWs who cared for Nancy over the past four years, as well as friends and neighbours. Your kindness, caring and support helped brighten Nancy's days and meant more than you could ever know.

SNELL, Donna Snell - Obituary | Print |

SNELL, Donna -

Suddenly at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in her 76th year.

Wife of the late Felix Snell.

Mother of Tim Snell and Tammy Ayres (Paul). Grandma of Tyler and Ashley. She will be always loved and missed.


Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

HARNISH, Elsie Madeline Harnish Obituary | Print |

HARNISH, Elsie Madeline -

Age 86, of Lequille, passed away December 12, 2014 in Annapolis Royal Nursing Home.

Born in Parkers Cove, she was the daughter of the late William James and Jesse Myrtle (Oliver) Gregory.

Elsie was a loving and kind person who truly loved children. She loved to knit and quilt and was a former member of the Cape Guild. She also taught Sunday School for several years.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Cecil "Buster" Harnish; children Cecil Eugene (Mary) of Peterborough, Ont.; Diane Marie (John) Edwards of St. Catharines, Ont.; Shirley Irene (Greg) Hannam of Granville Ferry; Sherman Walter (Jeanette) of Lequille; Ellen Louise (Eric) Mailman of Lequille; Carol Elsie (Leigh) Freeman of Bear River; Richard Bruce Harnish of Greywood; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; sister Myrtle Clayton of Annapolis Royal.

She was predeceased by daughter Elizabeth Ellen in infancy; grandsons George Sherman Harish and Dwayne Riley; sisters Dorothy, Eleanor and Lola Bella; brothers Stanley, Murray, Roy and Georgie.

LANG, Thomas Lang - Obituary | Print |

LANG, Thomas

Peacefully, at Providence Healthcare on Friday, December 12, 2014.

He will be missed by his brothers Arnold (Mukti) and Clark and sister Pauline.

Predeceased by Henry, Clayton and Elizabeth.

He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Roberta and his many nieces and nephews. 

Service will be held in Toronto, on Tuesday, December 16th.


DAWES, Joseph 'Peter' Dawes Obituary | Print |

DAWES, Joseph 'Peter' -

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the age of 78.

Beloved husband of Joan Dawes (nee Doughty). Dearly loved by Christopher LaForge (Val), Tammy Lewis (Jim) and Angela LaForge. Cherished grandfather of Geoff, Patrick, Mallory, Karli, Marshall, Alayna and Leah. Great grandfather of Wyatt, Jack, Paisley, Cooper, Ryder, Trenton, Zachary, Dylan, Emma.

Dear brother of Eleanor Smith (Godfrey) and the late Vince Dawes. Brother-in-law of Louise Dawes and Jean Spencer (William).

A Funeral Service will be held in Peterborough on Wednesday, December 17th. Interment to follow.

In memory of Peter, donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

McGUIRE, Patrick 'Paddy' Lacey McGuire Obituary | Print |

McGUIRE, Patrick 'Paddy' Lacey –

Peacefully at his Peterborough home on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in his 72nd year.

Paddy, devoted husband to the late Rachel (nee Parcher), loving son of the late Melbourne and Genevieve McGuire and brother to Evelyn (Ian) Romain.

Paddy is also predeceased by his siblings Joseph, Leo and Mary. Paddy will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

BERRY, John Gregson Berry Obituary | Print |

BERRY, John Gregson -

Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of Mary Anne (McGinty) for 58 years. Cherished father of Brian (Susanne), Anne, Karen Elderkin (John), Kevin (Debra), Sheila Spencer (Dean) and the late Stephen.

Proud Grandpa of Megan, John, James and Michelle Berry; Rachel, Rebecca, Stephen, Amy and Jesse Spencer. Dear brother of Marilyn Regan and Sheila Frank.

Private family arrangements out of Peterborough.

DUNCOMBE, Charles James Duncombe Obituary | Print |

DUNCOMBE, Charles James –

Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Joan and the late Joyce (nee Sutherland).

Loving father of John (Gwen) and Janice Boudreau (Robert). Cherished grandfather of Laura (Shawn), Kimberley (Mike), Trevor (Joel) and Jacqueline (Jared). Proud great grandfather of Logan, Brooklyn, Kaitlyn, and Taylor.

Dear brother of Kathleen Young and the late Hilda, Robert, Sydney and Joan.

At Jim’s request, cremation has taken place. An interment will take place in Peterborough at a later date.

If desired, donations may be made to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre “Palliative Care Unit."

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