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FORDE, Thelma (Vitarelli) Forde Obituary | Print |

FORDE, Thelma (Vitarelli) -

Forde_ThelmaSuddenly at Centennial Place, Millbrook on Sunday, July 6, 2014 , age 86 years.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Forde (d. 2013) and the late Louis Vitarelli (d. 1958).

Loving mother of Lee Vitarelli, Karen Flynn (Brian), Janice Dunn (Dan), Mark Vitarelli (Joanne) all of Peterborough and Kim Vitarelli (Cindy) of Oshawa. Dear grandmother of Kyle (Tammy), Cory (Elizabeth), Nikki, Dustin, Anessa, Jason (Julie) and Leigh Anne.

Dear sister of Murray Hynes (Marlene) of Lindsay; Madeline McQuarrie predeceased.

Funeral Service in Peterborough on Thursday, July 10th. Interment.

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

HUDGINS, William 'Bill' Stanley Hudgins - Obituary | Print |
HUDGINS, William 'Bill' Stanley
(April 9, 1941 – July 6, 2014)
Passed away peacefully with family at his bedside after a long illness.
He will be missed by his loving wife Jean (nee Castle), William Jr. (Son), Kristine (Daughter-in-law), Karon (Daughter).
Predeceased by Keith (Son), 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and all extended family.

Arrangements out of Millbrook.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region.

'It is sad to walk the road alone
Instead of side by side
But to all there comes a moment
When the ways of life divide
He gave you years of happiness
Then came sorrow and tears
But he left you beautiful memories
That you will treasure through the years'

REID, George Theodore Reid Obituary | Print |

REID, George Theodore -   "Express Condolences"

(Retiree of General Motors and Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #52)

It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of George, peacefully at PRHC Palliative Care on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

Beloved husband of Leta (Calberry). Dear father of Ted Reid of Peterborough, Joanne Reid (Andy George) of Oliphant and daughter-in-law Cathy Reid. Loving grandfather of 5 wonderful grandchildren Elaine, Sarah, Kelly, Griff and Graeme.

Predeceased by his parents John Reid and Pearl MacDonald formerly of Sudbury.

Brother of Wilfrid Reid of Dowling and Jean Vaillancourt of Sudbury. Uncle George will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday.

The service will be held in the chapel at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 9th. The Reverend Mir Kenniphaas will be officiating. Interment Little Lake Cemetery.

In memory of Mr. Reid, donations to the PRHC Foundation (Palliative Care Unit) or Royal Canadian Legion Branch #52 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at

Grief never ends... But it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor lack of faith... It is the price of love.
Author Unknown


TAKACS, Frank Leslie Takacs Obituary | Print |

TAKACS, Frank Leslie -

Takacs_FrankBorn June 8, 1940, Mackayville, St. Hubert, QC.

After a very brief illness, Frank ended this chapter of his life with grace and dignity on Sunday July 6, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Beloved husband and best friend of 53 years to Lois (Lloyd), father to Frank Jr. (Linda Yeo) and Terri (Craig Matzke). One of Frank's greatest joys in life was being a loving grandpa to his two 'big guys' Zachary and David Matzke, and to his 'Ladybug' Leah Matzke. He was so proud of the three of them.

Brother-in-law to the late Doug and the late Diane Lloyd, Eleanor and the late Walter Best, Ray and Margaret-Ann Lloyd, David and Diane Lloyd. Brother to Anna (Raymond Sarrazin), the late Mary Bray and the late Liz Andreoff (the late Louis Andreoff). Much loved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Founder and former operator of Forand Marine Construction Company, Canadian Underwater Training Centre and T-Bay Marina. Captain of the tugboats "Sting" and "Lois T." Frank was passionate about his work in the commercial diving industry, and continued to consult on jobs until six months ago.

Frank will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Heartfelt gratitude to the exemplary care he received from the A4 and emerg nurses and doctors at P.R.H.C. Frank commented on how wonderfully he was treated.

At his request, no service will be held. A graveside inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

Donations in his honour can be made to P.R.H.C., the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society and would be appreciated.

TORRANCE, Helen 'Dorothy' (Snider) Torrance Obituary | Print |

TORRANCE, Helen 'Dorothy' (nee Snider) -

At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in her 86th year. 

Dorothy, beloved wife of the late Grant.

Loving mother of Glenn.  Dear sister of Keith Snider (Frances), Agnes Russell (the late Raymond), Joan Foss (the late Harold), Etta Hart (the late Bert) and the late Mae Ward.

Aunt Dorothy will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews.

Funeral service in Peterborough on Friday, July 11th.  Interment.

In memory of Dorothy, donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

SULLIVAN, Martha Marcella (Levasseur) Sullivan Obituary | Print |

SULLIVAN, Martha Marcella (nee Levasseur) -     "Express Condolences"

Peacefully, at PRHC, on Saturday, July 5, 2014 in her 93rd year.

Martha was predeceased by her husband Ray Sullivan and Joseph Earl McKee, Earl's father.

Beloved Mom of Earl and his wife Cindy Barnes and the late Anne (Wayne & Janet Halstead). Martha will be missed by her several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her siblings.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 9th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 208 Romaine Street. Inurnment will take place at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario (705) 745-4683.

Online condolences may be made at


WEBSTER, Wesley 'Paul' Webster Obituary | Print |

WEBSTER, Wesley 'Paul' –

(Retired from Dupont Canada, Kingston Works, 30-year resident of Charleston Lake Village)

Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Fairhaven Home, Peterborough, on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in his 90th year.

Paul, beloved husband of Doreen May (Weightman) Webster, and the late Phyllis May (Eccles) Webster. Loving father of Bruce Webster (Cindy Pearn) of St. Albert AB, Richard Webster (Sandi) of Hamilton, David Webster (Rhondda) of Millbrook, and the late Major William R. Webster (surviving wife Dorothy) of Fredericton NB. Son of the late Wesley and Pearl Webster.

Brother of the late William E. Webster, Jean Webster and Ella Galway. Brother-in-law of John McCormick and Eldene (Eccles) McCormick. Paul will be remembered by many other relatives and friends in Kingston, Peterborough and all across Alberta and Ontario.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. A family graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Lansdowne, ON at a later date.

A warm thank you from our family, to the staff of Fairhaven, Riverside Special Care Unit for their kindness and care.

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

DUGUID, Alick Stephen Gerrard (Bud) Duguid - Obituary | Print |

DUGUID, Alick Stephen Gerrard (Bud) -

(Retired Treasurer of Norcen Energy Resources)

Bud passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the age of 82.

Bud will be sadly missed by his loving wife Beverley (Downer), son Robert, his wife Judith-Ann and their children Hilary and Reid and son Douglas, his wife Debbie and their children Carrie and Eric.

Bud is fondly remembered by nieces Madeline and Linda and nephew Alick.

Following Bud's wishes, cremation was held. Arrangements out of Peterborough.

If desired, donations to Lupus Canada may be made.


MACLEOD, Alberta (MacNevin) Macleod Obituary | Print |

MACLEOD, Alberta (MacNevin) -

Passed away at the P.R.H.C. on Friday, July 4, 2014. Alberta (MacNevin) of Ennismore in her 70th year.

Wife of the late Kenneth F. "Kenny" MacLeod.

Dear mother of Kevin of Toronto and Dwayne of Ennismore. Grandma will always be loved and remembered by Kaitlin, Sage and Brendon. Also remembered by her siblings Carol Willis (Allan) and Janet MacNevin (Bob Quinn).

Predeceased by her son Kenneth, parents Louise and Alex MacNevin and sister Kaye Lombardi.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Lakefield.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

MYLES, Kathryn 'Katie' Myles Obituary | Print |

MYLES, Kathryn 'Katie' -

Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family and friends on Friday, July 4th, 2014 at PRHC at the age of 30 years.

Katie will be lovingly remembered by her parents Helen and Glen. She will also be missed by her brother Ken (Connie) and nephew Kenneth, as well as Grandma Morgan, Uncle Randy and Grandpa Johnston. Katie will be fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.

Katie is predeceased by her grandmother Ruth Johnston (Myles) and grandpa Rex Morgan.

At Katie's request, cremation has taken place.  Join us on Sunday, September 7th from 1 - 4 pm at Kawartha Shriners Hall, Sherbrooke & Brealey Dr, Peterborough. Please come and share memories of our daughter "Katie" with us. Please RSVP to 705-292-0333 or 705-930-1192.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Katie's memory may be made to the Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region or to the PRHC Dialysis Unit.

CLAPPER, Donald Bruce Clapper Obituary | Print |

CLAPPER, Donald Bruce -

Clapper_DonIt is with great sadness that the family announces that Donald Bruce Clapper passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014 at the Prince George Hospice House in B.C., surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Donna Marie Clapper, nee Godfrey and his sister Marilyn Armstrong. Don had two children, son Scott (Heather), daughter Lynn (Al); grandchildren Keith, Nicholas, Alicia, Karissa, Riley, Katie, Krissy, Jessie and great grandchildren Payton, Ashton and Jake.

Don was born on June 5, 1933 in Peterborough, Ontario.

Thank you to all the UHNBC staff who made Don's many stays in the hospital more bearable. A special thank you to Sandra at UHNBC and Dr Grobbelaar for helping us with Don's transition to home.

A very special thank you to the Hospice House Staff, you are all so amazing and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us the opportunity to just be his family instead of his caregiver. To our friends and neighbours, you will always have a special place in my heart for all the help and support you have provided.

As per his request there will be no service. However, Donna has suggested that his friends celebrate his life in their own way.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Prince George Hospice House, 3089 Clapperton St., B.C.

DALY, James Joseph 'Jim' Daly Obituary | Print |

DALY, James Joseph 'Jim,' Q.C. -

Entered peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the age of 87.

Devoted husband of over 55 years to Marian. Dear father of Peter (Karen) and John (daughter-in-law Tania Rightmyer). Beloved "Poppa Golf" to Taylor and Kennedy.

He is also survived by his brother Frank and predeceased by his sister Helen.

Jim was a fixture of the Peterborough legal community during a career that spanned five decades. His wise counsel and gentlemanly manner in dealing with his clients and colleagues alike are fondly recalled by many.

Special thanks to the doctors and staff of 4A Wing at PRHC for their care and support throughout Jim's time there.

Funeral Prayers in Peterborough on Monday, July 7th. Fr. Leo Coughlin officiating.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association or The Alzheimer Society of Canada.

ELLIOTT, Reta Mary Ellen (McKenney) Elliott Obituary | Print |

ELLIOTT, Reta Mary Ellen (Née McKenney) -

Elliott_RetaBeloved wife of the late Harry Elliott (2002) went home to be with the Lord at the age of 94 on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Reta spent two months at Fairhaven Long Term Care where she was loved and cared for so well.

Reta was the dear mother of Artist George Elliott and his wife Carol, daughter Joan Martin and her husband George Martin all of Peterborough.

It was a pleasure for Nana to have five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Reta was one of five sisters and two brothers, survived only by her precious sister Joyce Lancaster of St. Mary's, Ontario.

A funeral service will be held in Peterborough on Monday, July 7th. Interment to follow.

If desired, memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer Society or the Gideon Bible Society.

FALLIS, Doreen (Deyell) Fallis Obituary | Print |

FALLIS, Doreen (nee Deyell) -

Passed away peacefully at Extendicare, Peterborough on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in her 93rd year.

Doreen, beloved wife of the late Nellis Ray Fallis.

Loving mother of Joyce Bradley (William) (Bill) Bradley, Neil Fallis (Darlene), and Carolyn Bolton. Grandmother of Catherine Bradley (Martin), Raymond Bradley (Jenika), Corine Bolton and Rachel Bolton, step-grandmother of Richard (Rick) Bradley (Wendy), and William (Bill) Bradley (Barb), and great grandmother of Joseph, Ryan, Megan, Bill, John, and Ashley Bradley.

Sister-in-law of Jack and Verna Armstrong (predeceased), sister of William Deyell (Joan, predeceased), James (Jim) Deyell (predeceased) (Joan), Gerald Deyell (predeceased) (Annette), half sister of Marg Brier (Ron), Robena MacLean (Jim), Bernie Hancock (Lorraine).

A celebration of life service will be held in Peterborough on Sunday, July 6th. Reverend Roger Millar officiating.

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

McWILLIAMS, Alice (Grierson) McWilliams Obituary | Print |

McWILLIAMS, Alice (nee Grierson) -    "Express Condolences"

McWilliams_AlicePeacefully, at PRHC, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in her 104th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Stewart McWilliams.

Alice was a sister to Glen (Joan) and she was predeceased by her siblings; May Cumming, Joseph, Lillias and Margaret Coote.

She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 – 9:45 am followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am on Monday, July 7th at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 748 Cumberland Ave, Peterborough, K9H 7E4, 705-745-8912. Interment will take place at Little Lake Cemetery.

Memorial donations to The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints would be appreciated by Alice's family.

Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

Online condolences may be made at


SCOTT, Marvyn Ralph Alfred Scott Obituary | Print |

SCOTT, Marvyn Ralph Alfred -

(Longtime member of the Kawartha Golf Club and OFAH)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marvyn on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at Fairhaven Nursing Home in his 81st year.

Beloved father of Angela Davis (Phil) and Annette Scott-Towns (Bryon). Cherished grandfather of Christopher and Shannon Davis, Renee and Claire Towns. Long-time companion of Audrey Bartley.

Dear brother of Howard (the late Jean), Hayden (Marie), Keith (the late Marg), Viona Weatherby (Marvin), Lois McCullough (the late Bill) and the late Bernice MacKay (John), Helen Bradford (the late Pat) Nona Hunt (the late Tom).

Uncle Marvyn will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their extended families.

A celebration of life will be held in Peterborough on Saturday, July 19th.

BARRETT, Frederick Robert 'Bob' Barrett Obituary | Print |

BARRETT, Frederick Robert 'Bob' -       "Express Condolences"

Barrett_BobDied peacefully, at PRHC, on July 2, 2014.

Bob was born in Worcester, England on September 17, 1917.

He was predeceased by his parents Horace and Elizabeth (nee Lane) and his older sisters Kathleen, Margaret and Winnifred. Mary (nee Mason), his first wife, died July 1, 1977.

Bob is survived by his daughter Juliet (Dallas) Davis, grandchildren Michael (Mary), Fiona (Joel) Bragdon and great-grandchildren Emily & Robyn and Ella & Davis all of Fredericton, New Brunswick and grandson Adrian Robert of Hinton, Alberta. Martha (nee Borth) (formerly Clarke), his second wife, died in 2000.

He is survived by her son Jim (Kathy) Clarke and their children Lynne & Chris and their children Christopher, Josh, Addison, Conner and Carson all of Florida.

Bob's family immigrated to Canada in 1947 and he worked for Jack Stewart in Norwood before taking a position at Outboard Marine where he rose to Vice President of Manufacturing. Bob served on several boards and was a member of All Saints' Anglican Church. Many products of his woodworking can be found around the world.

Thank you to the staff of B4 and a special thanks to his wonderful neighbours Rene Magee and Derreck & Ann Siddell.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Arrangements entrusted to   COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

Online condolences may be made at


CAMERON, Norman Elmer Cameron - Obituary | Print |

CAMERON, Norman Elmer -   "Express Condolences"

May 29, 1929 - July 2, 2014

Passed away surrounded by the love of his family on July 2, 2014 at Hilltop Manor, at the age of 85.

Norm was the loving husband of Anne (nee Derkachenko) for 65 years and was the caring and proud father of Linda (Ron) Leonard, Ron Cameron, Nancy (Kerry) Fitzgerald and Judy (Pat) Johnstone and the devoted grandpa of Michael (Tracy) Leonard, Chad Leonard, Brandi Cameron and Kendra Cameron and cherished great-grandpa of six.

Survived by many family and friends and predeceased by his siblings. Norm will be fondly and forever remembered for his amazing ability to endure many hardships, come out on top and make the best of every situation.

A proud family man, Norm was devoted to his family to no end, he worked very hard to make sure that everyone was happy and never went without.

A visitation will be held at BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road (519-653-3251) on Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with interment at Parklawn Cemetery.

Those wishing to make donations in memory of Norm may direct them to the Heart and Stroke.

Please visit Norm's Memorial at


FOWLER, Isabel Quigg 'Issy' (Hamill) Fowler Obituary | Print |

FOWLER, Isabel Quigg 'Issy' (Hamill) -

Fowler_IsabelIssy passed away peacefully at home on July 2, 2014 into the arms of her Lord and Saviour and reunited with her husband George (1998).

She was born on August 13, 1922 in Ballycastle, Ireland and immigrated to Peterborough with her husband George in 1948. She retired from her many years of service at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was the loving mother of Susan & Bill Honeyman of Toronto, Roger & Gladys of Peterborough, Daughter in Law Jane & predeceased by her son Leslie of England. Dearly loved Mother in Law of Dorothy & Garry Moore of Warsaw.

Adored Grandmother of Michael & Rhonda Moore, Robin & Todd McRobbie, Penny & Jonathan Baird, Becky & Michael Zufelt, Allan & Crystal Moore, Meaghan Fowler & Cole, Matthew Fowler. Great Grandmother of Robert, Andrew, Jordyn, Jericho, Stephanie & AJ, Joshua, Kerri-Lynn & Nick, Luke, Mikey, Jacob, KateLynn, Julia, Samantha, Tyler. Predeceased by two grandchildren and great grand daughter Grace.

There will be a Celebration of Issy's Life on Tuesday, July 8th at 2pm at Northview Pentecostal Church, Fairbairn St., Peterborough.

Donations if desired to the Peterborough Pregnancy Support Services, 473 Aylmer Street K9H 3W3.

JAMIESON, Richard Charles Jamieson Obituary | Print |

JAMIESON, Richard Charles  -

Jamieson_RichardAt the age of 61, born July 11, 1952, in Toronto, passed away at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Richard was the owner and operator of R.J. Custom Jets Inc.

He was a generous and kind-hearted person and will be deeply missed by loving fiancée Renee Hill of Maryville, IL; his mother and stepfather Rose and Wayne Wright of Peterborough; son Bryan (Vanessa) Jamieson of Mississauga; daughters Sarah Jamieson (Lee Kline) of Mississauga, Jennifer (Craig) Sarkis of Affton, MO and Christie Hill of Maryville, IL; grandchildren Matthew, William, Veronica, Savannah, Dylan and Kalli; brothers Wally Jamieson of Edmonton, Jim Jamieson of Peterborough and John (Isy) Wright of Osoyoos, B.C.; sister Cathy (Dave) Anderson of Lakefield; and special friend Sunny Maurer of Collinsville, IL.

He was predeceased by his father Lloyd Jamieson and will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held in Peterborough on Wednesday, July 9th.

If so desired, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity.

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