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Hochu JoanHOCHU, Joan Marie - (January 24, 1930 – October 24, 2017) - Joan passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Northumberland Hills Hospital in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of Ron (Roland), Joan leaves behind to celebrate her life, daughters Susan (Alfred) Dunphy, Jane Powell (Gary Belore), sons Peter (Sue) Hochu, and Dean (Debbie) Stothart, and “special nieces and nephews” Joanne Hochu (Jeff Sommers), Carol Hochu-Trupke (Helmut Trupke), Jean-Marie Hochu (Steve Glover), and John Hochu (Josee Chalut), sisters Shirley Parbery and Betty Poelstra, sisters-in-law Marlene Stothart and Ann Stothart, and brother-in-law Jim (Linda) Wilshire.

Predeceased by husband, Ron, mother, Bessie, father, Thomas, sisters Jackie Behm and Mary Stothart, and brothers Bill and Bob Stothart.


COON, Jane Cooper (nee McDonic) - Died peacefully on October 23, 2017, at the age of 74 at Northumberland Hills Hospital. For several years she had valiantly battled Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes and Cancer. 

With a nursing background from Toronto General Hospital, Jane worked in the auto insurance industry until retirement to Cobourg in 1995.

Jane survived by her husband Charles, her daughters Sarah and Susan, three grandchildren, her sister Martha (Carr) and aunt Joan (Singleton). 


Burgis MargBURGIS, Marguerite Isobelle "Marg." (nee Lane) - In her 102 Year!!!! Born February 3, 1916 in Kingston, died October 22, 2017 at Peterborough.

Marg was the much loved wife of T. H. Harry Burgis (d.1996) for 52 years and mother of Harry Kenneth (d.1967).

Marg is survived by her daughter Shirley Hill (d. Richard) of Kingston, Tom (Bev) of Campbellford, Dick (Sheron) of Calgary and Bob(Donna) of Peterborough.


BAINBRIDGE, Susan Lea - On Sunday, October, 22, 2017 in Colborne, Ontario. 

Susan, dearly loved wife of Dwayne Brooking. 

Loving mother of Brody Levant and step-mother of Nick Brooking and Brandon Brooking (Alyssa Bowen). 

Susan will be deeply missed by her mom Niki Bainbridge and her brother Colin (Julie). 


HENNESSY, Debra Anne - Peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, in her 56th year. 

Beloved wife of Peter. 

Loving mother of Matthew and Jason. 

Cherished daughter of Ron and the late Shirley Lax. 


SHERWIN, Larry Wayne - September 27, 1947 - October 20, 2017 - We are sharing in the final chapter of Larry's life as we gather to place his earthly remains back in the arms of his loving parents, Herb and Bea Sherwin.

Their firstborn son on earth has become their firstborn in heaven. Larry will be greatly missed by his siblings, Ron (Brenda), Brian (Ruth) and Lynn; his nieces and nephews, Michael (Holly), Robert (Danica), Christopher, Jesse (Chanel), Sara (Ryan) and Rebecca; his grand nephew, Logan, and grand niece, Nevaeh; numerous first and second cousins, in-laws, co-workers, friends and his beloved pets.


JOHNS, Stanley Frank - Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday October 19, 2017 in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of Merilyn Johns for 64 years. 

Loving father of Suzanne Manning (Brad) and Jeff Johns (Kelly). 

Dear grandfather of Erin Manning (Jesse), Lindsay Manning (Stephanie) and the late Stephen Manning. 


ELLIS, John 'Michael' - Died in his 85th year at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on October 19, 2017 after a lengthy illness. 

Although his business career involved advertising and publishing, including positions with Southam Newspapers, Readers’ Digest and Telemedia Publishing where he retired as VP Advertising Sales, his real love was music. 

Born in Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex, England, he attended All Saints Margaret Street Choir School in London and graduated from Hurstpierpoint College and Sussex University, Brighton, Sussex. He was commissioned in the British Army and served as Lieutenant with the South Lancashire Regiment in Sudan, Egypt and Cyprus. 


ELLIS, Michael  - Died in his 85th year, at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, on October 19, 2017 after a lengthy illness.


Cooney BarbCOONEY, Barbara Marie - At her home in Brighton on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, age 77 years.

Barb Cooney, daughter of the late Albert McMaster and the late Eva (Tyler).

Beloved wife of the late Raymond Harry Cooney.

Sister of Betty Eros of Trenton.

Predeceased by her brothers, Peter McMaster, David McMaster and Robert McMaster, her sister Margaret Winter, and her brother-in-law Al Eros.


ROSS, Charles Arthur - Peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, in his 89th year. 

Beloved husband of Colleen (nee Craig) for 66 years. 

Loving father of Gary (Charlotte) and Susan (Garth) Beer. 

Cherished grandfather of Andrew (Shy) Ross, Emily Ross and Graham Beer. 


Hodgson RalphHODGSON, Ralph Arthur - Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough on October 17, 2017 in his 68th year.

Ralph beloved son of Marion and the late Nelson.

Loving father of Michelle (Brandon), Lucas (Erin), and Elise (Sean).

Grandfather of Aleda, Callum, Tyler, Michael, Gwyneth, and Evelyn.


CARTER, June Dorothy - Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Monday October 16, 2017 in her 86th year. 

Beloved mother of Janet Robinson (David,) Dale Carter (Kathy) and Sharon Proskos (Jim). 

Loving grandmother of Dallas Baker, Brianna Petersen and Samantha Carter. 


WASH, Graham Martyn - Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, with his family by his side on Monday October 16, 2017 in his 32nd year. 

Beloved husband of Lina Carter and cherished father of Aria Belle Wash. 

Loving son of Martyn Wash (Lorie Sculthorp) and Kathy Mullane. 

Dear brother of Evan Wash (Edith Beaudry) and Lennah Mullane. 


DenOuden DavidDENOUDEN, David Minna - At his home in Quinte West on Monday, October 16, 2017, age 31 years.

David DenOuden, son of Gerald DenOuden and Cathy (Wybenga).

Loving husband of Amelia (Lia Wallans).

Dear brother of Mike DenOuden and John DenOuden and his wife Jennifer, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Sadly missed by his grandparents and his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dogs.


CHESNEY, Ronald Joseph - Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Sunday, October 15, 2017, Ron Chesney at 78 years of age. 

Beloved partner of Theresa Martin. 

Cherished father of William (Cindy), Deby Smith (Noel), Diane Weick (Kevin), Dennis Chesney (Candice), Rhonda Chesney (Todd). 

Loving grandfather of Ashley, Amanda, Shannon, Kristen, Tyler, Meghan, Chase, and Viola. 


BAXTER, Robin Louis “Lou” - Passed away at Trenton Memorial Hospital with family at his side, on Sunday, October 15, 2017, age 86 years.

Lou Baxter of Brighton, son of the late Herbert Baxter and the late Florence (Goodwin).

Loving husband of Myrtle (Andrews).

Dear father of Gary Baxter and his wife Lindy of Godfrey, Bob Baxter and his wife Sandi of Barrie, Barry Baxter and his wife Joan of Langley, B.C., and Cindy and her husband Garth Grosjean of Bobcaygeon.


collins GerrardCOLLINS, Gerrard Francis - Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Saturday October 14, 2017 in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Ceceil Barkwell.

Loving father of Mark, Dave (Tracy), Gary (Sharon), and Tracy (Scott).

Grandfather Kaleb, Zach, Paige, Abby, Avery, Kyler, Kinsley, and Dawson.

Brother of Monica Newman (Gord), Paul Collins (Jaylene), Karen Fenton (Fred), Margaret Freeman (Randy), and the late Marie Collins, and Father Joseph Collins.


Edmunds VioletEDMUNDS, Violet 'Vye' (nee Randles) - Age 94, of Port Hope, Ontario passed away October 12, 2017.

Violet (‘Vye’) was born in Shotton, Flintshire Wales, United Kingdom, February 9, 1923 to father Charles Randles, and mother Mary Elizabeth Randles (nee Jones).

Violet was predeceased by her husband John (Jack) Edmunds, brothers Bill, Jack, Charles and sisters Sally and May.

She is survived by her daughter Lee and her son Ross (Carole), grandsons Antonio and Andrew, nieces Ingrid, Gail, Carolyn, Allison, Paulina.


HOSKIN, William John - Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday October 11, 2017 in his 75th year. 

Beloved husband of the late Margaret Woods. 

Loving father of William Hoskin Jr. (Bev), John Hoskin and Christine Hoskin Bailey (Kris). 

Dear grandfather of Bailee and Lilly. 


Macmillan HectorMACMILLAN, Hector Robert - (Mayor of Trent Hills) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hector at his home while surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the age of 59.

Son of Margaret & the late Hector L. Macmillan.

Beloved husband of Sandra Macmillan (nee McLean) for 36 years.

Dear father of Lee-Ann Mitchell, Hector "Adam" Macmillan, Mindy Macmillan, and Peter Macmillan and his wife Jennifer.


BOVENS, Louis - October 30, 1938 - October 9, 2017. Born in Aruba.

Son of the late Franciscus and Rosa Bovens (Holland).

Partner of Jill Lescard.

Special friend of Brad, Devon, Trevor and Janice Lescard.


MANN, Margaret Eleanor - October 29, 1932 - October 9, 2017 - Peacefully at the Kington General Hospital, Marg Mann (nee Lingard) at 84 years of age. 

Cherished mom of Shelley Vanderwel (Bert), Jane Sawyer (Steve), Harold Mann (Karen), Bart Mann (Kirsty), and Carol Weir (Steve). 

Loving nana of twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. 

Dear sister of Phyllis, Bobby (Peach), the late Delbert, the late Georgina, the late Clara. 


Gibbons IvaGIBBONS, Iva Merle - Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Monday, October 9, 2017, age 94 years.

Iva Gibbons, formerly of Brighton, daughter of the late Merville Pratt and the late Ada (Borrowman).

Beloved wife of the late Franklin Gibbons.

Loving mother of Ronald Gibbons and his wife Ann of Bowmanville, and Sandra and her husband Floyd Anderson of Calgary, Alberta.


Brown MavisBROWN, Mavis (McNulty) - Peacefully at Extendicare Cobourg, on October 7, 2017 in her 88th year.

Mavis McNulty, beloved wife of the late Bill Tyshko (1961), and I. Douglas Brown (2009).

Loving mother of Rick Brown (Nancy), Kathy Truelove (Eric), and Stewart Brown (Sharon).

Grandmother of Andy, and Lisa Brown, Troy, and Mitchell Williams, and Philip Brown.


Smith ValSMITH, Valerie Aston Braybon - Born February 14, 1937 in Evesham, Worcs, England. Died in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, on October 7, 2017 after a long illness graciously borne.

Val was the loving wife of Stephen B H Smith and mother of Ann (Tauhid Rahman) and Jennifer (Luc Fournier).

The devoted grandmother of Leiya, Tasbih, Antoine, Charlotte, and Nayeem.

Predeceased by her first husband Ken Braybon (1971) and by her son Adrian Smith (1989).