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WOOD, Mary Christina Wood Obituary | Print |

WOOD, Mary Christina -

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Peter.

Cherished mother of Susan Simmons. Dearest friend of Faye MacArthur.

A funeral service will take place in Peterborough on Wednesday, September 17th.

If desired donations in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.

EYRE, Alice A. Eyre Obituary | Print |

EYRE, Alice A. -

(R.N., Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Brooklyn, NY, 1949) 

At Reachview Village, Uxbridge, Ontario on September 9, 2014, Alice A. Wisner Eyre passed into the presence of Christ at the age of 90. 

Loving mother of Lloyd (Karen), Ruth Moore (Randy), Marcia Wilson (Wayne) and Carol Moore (Kevin).  Predeceased by her husband, Rev. Donald W. Eyre (2012), her son, Paul Douglas Eyre (1998) and granddaughter Marissa Celeste Wilson (1996). Proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. 

Daughter of the late Carl Wisner and Mildred Covey.  Survived by siblings Muriel and Karl. Predeceased by siblings Genevieve, Benjamin, Richard, Oliver, Elaine, David and Paul. 

Mom was proud to be a nurse and served with distinction in her chosen field. 

A Service of Celebration will take place at the Peterborough Free Methodist Church, 450 Lansdowne St. East on Saturday, September 13th at 11 a.m.  Interment will be at Uxbridge, on Saturday, September 13th.

If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society Ontario or Samaritan’s Purse would be appreciated by the family.

FOX, Catherine Mary 'Cathy' (West) Fox Obituary | Print |

FOX, Catherine Mary 'Cathy' (nee West) -

Fox_CathyPeacefully with her family by her side at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in her 58th year.

Beloved wife of Robert.  Beloved mother of Marina Charron (Marty), Keisha Fox (Matthew Bezanson), and Robin Fox (John Miners).

Cherished grandmother of Randy, and Nala.

Devoted daughter of Patricia (nee Hulse) and the late William West. Dear sister of the late David West, Joanne Petruzella (Dave) and Jeff West.

Arrangements out of Peterborough. In accordance with Cathy’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service held at a later date. 

In memory of Cathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association or the Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

HANCOX, Margaret 'Peggy' Gilmour (Frier) Hancox Obituary | Print |

HANCOX, Margaret 'Peggy' Gilmour (nee Frier) -

Took her last breath, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her residence in Victoria B.C.

Born in Montreal on December 1, 1927. She and her husband, Ralph, were married in Ickenham, England in 1954 and have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They lived in Ontario, Montreal, Boston, Milan, Vancouver, and Victoria.

She is survived by her loving spouse: Ralph; her children: Linda of Ontario; Rick (Mary) of New Brunswick; Alison (Chris) of Alberta; Rod (Laura) of Langford; nine grand children: Mathew, Liesel (Joel), Luke, Kenzie, Jess, Isaac, Jessika, Dallas and Morgan; and two great grandchildren: Anders and Rowan; a brother-in-law, John, and nieces and nephews in the UK.

Arrangements out of Victoria, B.C. Her ashes will be interred at a later date in the Frier family plot at Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Sarah Chritchley, the family physician; the nurses and doctors at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Palliative Home Care team for their sensitive care and attention in supporting Peg and the family at home.

Donations may be made in Peg’s name to a charity of your choice

HOGG, Violet 'Vi' Hogg Obituary | Print |

HOGG, Violet 'Vi' -

Formerly of Elmira and Peterborough, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at her residence, Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on September 9, 2014.

Vi was born in Toronto on July 27, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Joseph & Lily Withers.

Vi is survived by her children, Barb Leis (Lyle) of Stratford, Bob Hogg (Marianne) of Collingwood, Michael Hoag (Lesley) of Ennismore and Doreen Bark (Chad) of Bobcageon. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jodi Rison (Greg), Craig Leis (Kim), Dianna Hogg, Colin Hoag (Heather), Kaitlyn Andrews (Josh), Andrew & Kevin Bark; great grandchildren, Chloe, Quinn and Nathan Rison and by her sister, Josie Amos of Orillia.

She was predeceased by her sister, Vicki Werner of Peterborough and her daughter-in-law, Carol Meyette-Hoag of Cavan.

While in Peterborough Vi was a member and an Elder of Trinity United Church.

We would like to thank Dr. Powell, the staff at the Villa and Carol Murphy for their care and compassion for Mom and her family. Vi will be fondly remembered for her passion for sewing and her sense of humour.

There will be no visitation. Arrangements out of Stratford. A private family service will be held on September 12th. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, Toronto.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Sick Kids Foundation Cancer Research Program, Toronto.

KETTLEWELL, Rae Kettlewell Obituary | Print |


Passed away at the P.R.H.C. on Tuesday September 9, 2014. Rae Kettlewell of Lakefield in her 68th year.

Loved and missed by her husband of 43 years, John Kettlewell. Mom will be remembered by Loranne Kettlewell (Eric) of Ottawa and Nicole Gawen (Jack) of Unionville. Nana will be missed by Grayson Gawen and Noah Kettlewell-Giroux.

Also lovingly remembered by her sisters Wendy Desmarais (Gilles) of Edmonton, Alberta, Donna Dodds (Wayne) of Devon, Alberta, Debbie Hank (Dave) of Vernon, B.C., Lori Porter of Mapleridge, B.C.; brother Craig Small (Sandra) of Fernie, B.C. and brother-in-law Warren Kettlewell (Gail) of Thornhill.

Predeceased by her father Wilfred Small, mother Mollie Van Dorser and brother Keith Small.

A Celebration of Rae’s Life will be held in Lakefield on Saturday, September 13th.  A private family interment will be held in Toronto.

Memorial donations may be made to the SickKids Hospital, Toronto as expressions of sympathy.

POUDRETTE, Marie 'Darlene' Linda Poudrette Obituary | Print |

POUDRETTE, Marie 'Darlene' Linda -



Darlene passed peacefully after her battle with cancer at Northumberland Hills Palliative Care on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.


Arrangements out of Millbrook.


A celebration of life will be held at the family home in Warkworth on Saturday, September 20th.

McCRONE, Neilagh Virginia McCrone Obituary | Print |

McCRONE, Neilagh Virginia -

Peacefully at her residence, September 8th, 2014 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of George for over 57 years. Dear mother of George (Laurie), Debbie Whiteman (Rick), Tracy Clark, and Jim (Anne).

Loving grandmother of Derek, James, Tara, Stephanie; Kali, Kristen (Travis), Tyler; Stacey; Colin, Jenna and great grandmother of Cooper & Avery.

A memorial service will be held in Havelock on Thursday, September 11th. Final resting place will be in Hamilton at a later date.

In memory of Neilagh, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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.

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