Kingston

 

Witjes JoshWITJES, Joseph 'Josh' - Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of 55 years to Rita Witjes. Loving father of Gerry and his wife Heather, Ron and his wife Sharon and Cynthia. Proud Opa to Nathaniel, Ethan, Ryan, Jessica, Emily and Evan. Dear brother of Hennie (the late Theet) and Bill and his wife Riny.

Predeceased by his parents Gerard and Gerherdina Witjes, and his eight elder siblings. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and extended family in the Netherlands and Canada. 

 

NEIL, Dorothy Jane - Peacefully at the Glebe Centre, Ottawa on Friday, March 10, 2017, in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of late Donald.

Loving mother of Barbara (Brian) Huzil of Lethbridge, Bruce (Shonna) of Milton and Wendy of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Torin (Tara) Huzil, Tanis (Josh) Sevrens, Jennifer (Riley) Ellis-Toddington, Jessica (James) Shore, Christopher Neil and Alex (Candice) Neil; and great-grandmother of 14.

 

Lawton HildegardLAWTON, Hildegard - Hildegard passed away peacefully Friday March 10, 2017 in Kingston at the age of 92.

Born in Villach, Austria she met and married a dashing British soldier named Raymond, moved to London England and from there to Kingston where they lived a happy life together for 68 years. Raising a family, attending antique auctions and ballroom dancing were loves shared by Hilde and Ray.

Later in life, until physically unable, they could be seen every day taking a walk hand in hand at a little park outside of Kingston.

 

Campbell ArnoldCAMPBELL, Edward Arnold 'Arnie' - (1926 - 2017) - Peacefully passed away at Providence Manor on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in his 91st year.

Arnie, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Strong). Loving father of Richard (Janice) of Napanee, Debbie Huffman (David) of Harrowsmith, Elaine Dunlop (Roy) of Kingston, Virginia McQueen of Kingston and Tracy Kidd (Dan) of Cobourg.

He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Wendy Millard (Dave), Krista Page (Jamie), Sean Dunlop, Shelley Ogilvie (Mike), Amanda Craig (Jamie), Marc Dunlop, Zac McQueen (Lin-Sei), Madison Kidd, Mallory McQueen and Mitch Kidd and 7 great grandchildren.

 

Burns JamesBURNS, James - Passed away peacefully at the Wellington House, Prescott on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Hilton James Burns, at the age of 85 years.

Beloved husband of Marcella and dear father of Kathy (Mario) Digiosia, Jim (Patricia) Burns and Robert (Donna) Burns. Survived by his grandchildren Erin Burns, Justin Howard, Christopher and Averil Burns and six great grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by siblings Imogine Ross, Aleatha Reynolds, Stanley and Howard Burns as well as by his parents James and Agnes Burns.

 

Bakker Weima HannaBAKKER-WEIMA, Hanna Cornelia (Bouwers) - Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Hanna Cornelia Weima Bakker, at the age of 87 years.

Wife of the late Eelke Bakker and Pieter Weima.

Survived by her children Bill Weima (Bonnie) and John Weima (Stephanie). Stepmother of Trudy McWilliams (Richard), Ann Bruining (Heine), Hank Bakker (Doreen), Dennis Bakker (Laurie) and Steven Bakker (Shelley). Also survived by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sister of Henk, Albert, Arthur and John Bouwers. Predeceased by her daughter Janet Gazendam (Nick), siblings Lukas, Kornelius, Reik, and Fred Bouwers as well as her parents Johannes and Jantje Bouwers.

 

Earle BillEARLE, William John - (December 16, 1927 – March 9, 2017) - Former partner/owner of Miller & Earle Pharmacy. And RM&E Pharmacy, Graduate from Ontario College of Pharmacist, University of Toronto (1952) -

Dad passed away peacefully sitting in his comfy chair watching the Brier on tv with his children by his side.

He is reunited with his loving wife of 50 years, Ruth Margaret Goodwin (2005). Devoted father to Mike (Su), Ron, Jim (Mary), Bob (Roni), Maureen (Dave), Colleen (John), Wendy (Andy) and Kathleen Flanigan. Cherished Popie to Samuel, Eliza, Ryan, Colin, Jackson, Nick, Jillian, Samantha, Caroline, Kate, Maggie, Matthew and Jake.

Bill will also be remembered fondly by sisters-in-law Shirley Adams and Karen Lambden and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Baker RalphBAKER, Ralph Stewart - Peacefully at Friendly Manor Nursing Home, Deseronto on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in his 81st year.

Predeceased by his loving wife Gail (nee Wood) of 45 years.

Beloved brother-in-law of Rose Wood of Kingston. Cherished father of Dale & Susan, Napanee; Jamie & Deb, St. Thomas; Richard, Chris, Lori & Mike Cota and Mike & Cheryl all of Napanee. Beloved grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 2. Ralph will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

 

West BeverleyWEST, Beverley Ann - Peacefully, at The John M. Parrott Centre in Napanee, after a long battle with Alzheimer's, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Beverley Ann West of Napanee at age 70.

Bev is survived by her loving and devoted husband Murray West and will be missed by her three children Laurie Byrom (Rick) of Kingston; Chris West (Krista) of Napanee and Corey West (Amanda Willard) of Amherstview.

Nanny of Josh and Kyle Byrom; Riley and Rayanne West; Lauren and Lucas West. Sister of Donna Wilson (late Martin); Joyce Hobbs (late Gordon); and Robert Lee. Predeceased by her parents Ethel and Richard Lee and her brother Fred Lee.

 

Babcock WilfredBABCOCK, Wilfred Oswald - Passed away with family by his side on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at the Kingston General Hospital at the age of 90.

Beloved Husband of Mavis (nee Paige). Loving father of James (Carol) of Lindsay, Glenn (Ann) of Harrowsmith and Dale (Wanetta) of Bath. Caring grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 10.

Survived by his sister Doreen Hawley (Earle) and brother in-law Elwood Reynolds. Predeceased by sister Helen Reynolds.

 

WILSON, Ernest 'Ernie' - Peacefully passed away at the St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, just shy of his 81st birthday.

Ernie was a beloved husband, loving father, proud grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

 

Nelson EricNELSON, Eric Stephen - (1949 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Eric at the age of 67. He passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Beloved husband of 31 years to Teresa, loving father of Robert (Sue), Erica (Kyle), Tara Switzer (Adam). Cherished papa of Kathleen, Xavier, Logan, Gabriel, Willow, Peter, Chantal, Hayley and Evan.

 

Wilson FayeWILSON, Faye Laureen - (1944 - 2017) - Passed peacefully in her sleep, with her daughters at her side, in her beloved home in Yarker, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 after a lengthy illness.

Cherished and loving mother of Kimberly Bryant (John), Tanya Hoyle (Michael), and Cindy Lambert (Mark). Adored Nana of Mathew, Aaron, Kurtis, Scott (Sarah), Brennan, Lindsay and great grandson Wyatt.

Survived by her brother Brian Burton (Linda). Faye will always be remembered and missed by other family and friends.

 

FIXMAN, Uri - (Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, Department of Mathematics) -

Passed peacefully in Kingston on March 8, 2017 at the age of 85.

Predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Miriam Mantzi. Loved father of Tsufit (Victor), Ron (Beth) all of Toronto and Carmela (Itzhac) of Israel.

Dearly missed by his grandchildren: Daniela, Paloma, Riviera and Aviva, Rachel, Aharon, Neria, Emuna and Amitzur and the late Adiel; and his great grandchildren: Shira, Na’ama, Tehila, Yair Hodaya, Yitzhak all of Israel.

 

McEathron JoanMcEATHRON, Joan Daisy (Potter) - Passed away peacefully in her sleep at E.J. McQuigge Lodge, Belleville, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

Beloved wife of the late Murray McEathron (2013).

Loved mother of Joanne (Battista), Bonnie, Leslie, Heather (Ken), Douglas (Jan), David (Susan), Richard and James.

Cherished by grandchildren: Donna, Sonia, Michael (Nicole), Sarah (Shayne), Melissa (Duy), Cameron, Nolan, Ryan, Matthew, Jake and Jordan and her great-grandchildren, Jenna, Brayden, Ryland and Luca.

 

Ferguson MurrayFERGUSON, Murray Dawson - Entered into rest peacefully at Kingston General Hospital with family by his side on March 7, 2017, at the age of 61.

Beloved father to Marla and Cole Ferguson. Cherished brother of Carol Girden (Gary), uncle to Brooke Girden, great uncle to Kane Nogrady, and fondly remembered by his loving partner Mary Morris.

Predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Dawson Ferguson.

Murray was a longtime supporter and volunteer with Canadian Aid for Chernobyl and was very proud to have been awarded the highly regarded Paul Harris Fellow Award for these endeavours.

 

Elliott RobertELLIOTT, Robert Lorne - Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, March 6, 2017. Robert Elliott of Napanee at age 91.

Beloved husband of Jean Elliott (née Howes). Dear father of Grant Elliott (Shirley) of Napanee and Dale Elliott (Marilyn) of Selby.

Grandfather of Jennifer; Lindsay (Ryan Newell); Erin (Jon Robertson) and Nathan and great-grandfather of Rylin; Lily; Everleigh and Tren.

 

Hawley ViettaHAWLEY, Vietta - (August 24, 1935 - March 6, 2017) - Vie passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Loving wife of 62 wonderful years to George Hawley of Northbrook. Dearest mother of Bob (Teresa) Hawley of Washington and Nanci Hawley of Minnesota.

Nana will always be cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Andrew (Arielle), Adrianne (Aaron), Caitlin (Cole) and her great-grandson Connor.

She will be sadly missed by her sisters Shirley (the late Morris) Ashby of Perth, Barb Burke Renaud of Glen Tay and her brother Steven (Edie) Burke of Carleton Place. Predeceased by her brothers Jim, Tom, Bob and Russell.

 

Crocken JessieCROCKEN, Jessie (nee Howe) - (1920 - 2017) - Peacefully on March 6th, 2017 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, aged 97.

Born in Lancashire, England, Jessie emigrated to Canada at the age of 80 along with her family.

Predeceased by her son Allan. Sadly missed by her daughter Helen (Peter), son Andrew (Anna), grandchildren Denise (Gareth), Michelle (Alan) and Mackenzie, great grandchildren Amie (James), Emma, Jessica and Jennifer and grandchildren and great grandchildren in England and South Africa.

 

Coe JeanCOE, Jean - (February 19, 1927 - March 6, 2017) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Jean Coe, having recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Ronald. Jean leaves behind her children David (Kathryn), Janet, and Joanne (Jamie) and grandchildren Jennifer, Heather (Douglas), Graham, and Liam, as well as a newly arrived great granddaughter, Dorothy Jean.

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, to parents Louisa and Edrick Storey, Mum was the second oldest of seven siblings; survived by brothers David (Carol), Brian (Doreen) and sister Nora (Geoff).

 

Turnbull Dorland GlennTURNBULL, Dorland Glenn - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital in Napanee on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the age of 75.

Cherished husband of Carolyn Turnbull (nee York). Dear father of Penny Scourse (Ken) and Victoria Dowling (Bob). Loving grandfather of Nathanial and Christian Scourse and Donovan Dowling. (Spencie).

Brother of Jim (Margit) of Napanee, Marg Walker (Bob) of Richmond and Mary Dillon (David) of London. Predeceased by his parents Dorland and Madge Turnbull (nee White), and his brothers Don (Karen) and David.

 

COUGHLAR, Jean Viola - Peacefully at Arbour Heights on Sunday March 5, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Coughlar.

Loving mother of Angela (Colin) Soule. Proud grandmother of Dawson, Sierra, and Kaedon. Survived by her 2 sisters Lorna Lockman and Reita Lockman.

Predeceased by her daughter Cindy and her 7 siblings.

 

Skolnick MargaretSKOLNICK, Margaret Ann (née Collins) - Margaret Ann Skolnick, age 87, passed away at home on March 5, 2017 with her family around her.

She is survived by her three children, of whom she was very proud, Suzanne (John) Billing, Norman Skolnick and Martin (Michelle) Skolnick, and her two beloved grandchildren Zachary and Nicole Skolnick.

Margaret had two other special men in her life who became sons to her; Yan Yu and Changuk (Ellen) Sohn loved and cared for her in many ways. We are honored to have them in our family and grateful for their friendship.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Margaret subsequently lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, Florida and finally back in Kingston, Ontario since 1991. She was married to Sigmund Skolnick for 39 years (deceased November 26, 2010).

 

GRUNAU, Hans - Passed away at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the age of 93.

Beloved husband of Lise Grunau (née Pellerin).

Loving father of Jurgen (Brigitte) and Nicole (Matt). Proud grandfather of Stephanie (Soren), Nicole (Michael), Christian, Michael, Griffin and Alexa; great-grandfather of Marina, Johann, Alexa and Leonard.

 

Percy BethPERCY, Margaret Elizabeth 'Beth' - Passed away peacefully at the St. Lawrence Lodge on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Margaret Elizabeth (Beth) Percy, at the age of 73 years.

Beloved wife of Vaughan, and dear mother of Karl (Sandra) Percy and Christopher (Alexis) Percy. Fondly remembered by her three grandchildren Natalie Elizabeth Christine, Nicole Helen and Rachel Elizabeth as well as her two sisters Marion (Clayton) Paquette and Deborah (Winston) Harvey.

She was predeceased by her parents Helen (nee Lackie) and Wesley Smith.

 

Abrahams ShirleyABRAHAMS, Shirley Ann - Suddenly, at the KGH, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of Adrian "George" Abrahams for the past 61 years. Cherished Mother and best friend to her only child Leondra Elizabeth (John) Beneteau of Kingston.

Predeceased by her parents Leon and Marguerite Pelletier and her brother Reverend Father Leon Pelletier. Will be sadly missed by her feline companion Chelsea.