Riches PeggyRICHES, Gloria Carol 'Peggy' - A longtime resident of Peterborough, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Wednesday the 22nd of March, 2017 at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, Ontario.

Beloved wife of the late Arnold (2014) and loving mother of Wayne (Cathy), Carolann (John Down), Sandy (Reg Dooley) and the late Shelley (Adam Newman).

Grammie will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Caitlyn Riches (Dave Landry), Tyson Livingstone (Adrianna Jones), Connor Pringle and Tyler Dooley and predeceased by granddaughter Serena Pringle (1996). Great Grammie had the pleasure of knowing little Addison.


Wiles RossWILES, Roscoe Russell 'Ross' - Passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on March 22, 2017 in his 88th year.

He was born on March 5th, 1929 to Elizabeth and Ross Wiles.

Ross has been a resident of Lakefield since his early teens. He was best known as a “pillar” of the community and co-founded our local food bank with his predeceased wife and love of his life Dolores Wiles. They married after love at first sight. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage.


CRAIG, Margaret - Peacefully, at PRHC, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas Morrison Craig.

Loving mother of Andy (Frances), Bruce (Susan), Cameron (Cathy), Duncan (Martha) and Elizabeth Henry (Hugh). Proud grandmother of Adam, Scott, Jordan, Brady, Brett, Lindsay, Chris, James, Julia, Shannon, and Justin; and great grandmother to Morgan, Logan, Griffin, Ainsley, Owen, and Aida and many grand puppies.


ZEZELIC, Anthony Frank - Peacefully, at home with his loving family, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 56.

Beloved husband of Hilda (nee Schnegg). Loving father of Stephen (Nicole) and Angela. Proud grandpa of Sophia.

Cherished son of Dusan and Janja. Dear brother of Denny (Ann) and Mary Glen (Daryl). Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Shirley Schnegg; brothers-in-law Daniel (Holly), David (Cheryl), Tony (Kathy) and sister-in law Heidi (Stan) Schnegg.


Manley MarilynMANLEY, Marilyn Theresa (nee GUERIN) - With grace, dignity and courage Marilyn passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Martin and Mayme Guerin. Dearly loved mother of Jamie. Lovingly sister of Ann Beebe and her husband Paul. Dear aunt to Charlie and Adam.


McKinstry DorothyMcKINSTRY, Dorothy Helen (nee McDowell) - Passed away in her 103rd year, at Sandy Lake on Monday March 20, 2017. Dorothy, formerly of Orpington Road, Peterborough.

Dear wife of the late Eric. Beloved mother of David (Michael Rattenbury) and Karen (David) Hickey. Cherished Grandma of Nicholas and Kolwyn. Dear Aunt of Maribeth, Paul, Anne, Judi, Bob and Rod.

Survived by Ted’s wife Jane McDowell (Nova Scotia). Predeceased by sisters Madeline, Bea, Marjorie and brother Ted.


Smith JanetSMITH, Janet Marie (Matton) – Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 20th, 2017 in her 72nd year.

Beloved wife of Daniel Nadeau. Loving mother of Shelly Smith (Mark Creelman). Adored grandmother of Jacob and Joshua Ball. Cherished sister of Doris McAllister and Clifford Matton.

Predeceased by husband Don Smith (2004) and parents Edward and Mary (Materna) Matton.  Janet will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends and all who knew her.


Smith Sister JeanSMITH, Sister Jean (Sister Jean Marie) CSJ - The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, announces the death of our dear Sister Jean Smith at Mount St. Joseph, Peterborough, on March 19th, 2017.

Sr. Jean was born in Peterborough in 1932. Sr. Jean is predeceased by her parents, the late Stella (McMurray) and Clifford Smith and by her brother Bill. She is survived by her brother Jim of Peterborough and sister-in-law Debbie Smith, nephews Jim Jr., John and Shane Smith and niece Holly Godward, and several great nieces and nephews.

She is lovingly remembered by the members of her religious community, the Sisters of St. Joseph, and the many friends she made during her years of service to others. Sister Jean entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peterborough in February, 1949. During her religious life she had a varied life of ministry. She began teaching in Ottawa and for 28 years taught in numerous schools in Ontario (Almonte, Port Hope, Lindsay, Campbellford and Peterborough as Principal at St. Pius).


Hartwick Mary EllenHARTWICK, Mary Ellen (nee O’Connor) - (Longtime CWL Member) - Passed away peacefully at Rubidge Retirement Residence, on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in her 94th year surrounded by her family.

Beloved wife of the late William Hartwick d. January 25, 2003.

Loving mother of Bob and Dianne, Steve and Nancy, Bill and Jane, Fred and Norma, Mary Lou and Larry Burns, Gerry and Marg, Mike, Dennis and Cheryl, Barb and John Scollard,  Chris and Denise, and Dan and Lili.


Virgo DorisVIRGO, Doris Gertrude (nee Chandler) - (August 12, 1920 - March 19, 2017) - 

Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Beloved wife of William (Bill) Virgo.

Predeceased by her parents Henry and Gladys Chandler.

Loving mother of Nancy Grubb (Al) and Bill Virgo (Regina). Grandmother of Lauren, Sarah and David.

Sister of the late Paul Chandler, William Chandler (surviving wife Doris Chandler) and Helen Murray.


Prentice AvisPRENTICE, Avis Alison (Millar) – Passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Avis of Cavan, formerly of Toronto and Scotland, in her 74th year.

Beloved wife of Bill Prentice for 49 years. Dear mother of Gail Pearce (Kirk) and William (Katherine). Loving grandmother of Aiden, Madeline, Malcolm, Ewan and Angus.

Avis was born in Kirkland, Scotland. Avis and Bill were married in March of 1968 and then moved to Canada a few weeks later. They settled in Toronto for four years, then moved to Cavan when they decided to start a family.


Barker LindaBARKER, Linda Anne (nee Thomas) - Peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 19th, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Carl Barker.

Will be dearly missed by her daughters Wanda Broomfield (Roy) and Deborah Barker. Proud grandmother of Quinn. Linda will be fondly remembered by her siblings David (Judy), Caroline (Wayne) and Johnny (Michelin).


Mantha CarolMANTHA, Carol Ann (nee Folz) - It is with deep sorrow and a profound sense of loss that we announce the death of Carol Ann (nee Folz) Mantha. She died suddenly on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at Centennial Place in Millbrook, Ontario in the presence of her daughter Bev in her 77th year.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gerry, in 2003.

Carol was the much-loved mom of Bev Aitkenhead (John), Monica Forte (Nick), and Caroline Chartrand (Reg). She was the treasured Nanny of Micheal and Cailey Aitkenhead; Jenny, Mitch, and Diana Forte; and Brittany Mantha-Chartrand.


Montgomery BernieMONTGOMERY, Bernard William 'Bernie' - (Longtime Member of the Peterborough Police Service) - At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in his 73rd year.

Bernie, beloved husband of 49 years to Sandy (nee Figueroa). Loving father of Lori Mabee (Grant), and Scott (Lisa). Cherished Grandfather of Hunter and Taylor Cassandra.

Dear brother of Neil Deck (Linda), Jeff Deck (Shelagh), Patricia Montgomery, David Montgomery (Penny), Linda Cormack (Ian), and Kevin Deck (Arlene).


Vowles ArtVOWLES, Arthur Ronald 'Art' - It is with great sadness that the family of Arthur Ronald Vowles announces his passing at PHRC on March 18th, 2017 in his 67th year.

Art was the beloved partner and best friend of Leona Turcotte. Loving father of Heather Bunda (Doug), Brandy Hyland (Scott), Amber Vowles, Katee Turcotte (Jay), Nicole Turcotte (Devon) and proud Grandpa of nine grandchildren.

Brother of John (Cathy), Arnold (Kathy), Gaylene Carl (David), Roger (Tandy), Victor (Wendy), Geralda (Rick) and Eric (Bev). Son of the late Ronald and Bruneatta Vowles.


McIlwain TerryMcILWAIN, Terrance Clayton 'Terry' - (Peterborough Homes) - Peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday March 18, 2017 at PRHC.

Loving husband of Eleanor (nee Hamblin). Proud father of Dan (Sue), Rob, Tam and Trac (Jamie Todd). Beloved Papa of Andrew, Ben, Rebecca, Kass, Nicole, Lysh, Jake, Nellie, Joel, Jarod, Ray, Preston, Rihanna and great granddaughters Lilly and Myla.

Terry will also be sadly missed by his sisters Dee Tait, Judy Ball, sister-in-law Linda McIlwain as well as many extended family and a host of friends.


Lowe DenisLOWE, Denis Morton - We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Dad, Denis, at age 92 on March 18, 2017 at PRHC.

Dad had a long, successful, happy life.  In 1951 he was recruited by CGE and brought to Canada from his birthplace, England as a tool and die maker, retiring after 38 years as a Manufacturing Specialist in Nuclear Products.


Wells ArthurWELLS, Arthur F. - Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at PRHC with his family by his side in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of the late Mary B. Wells.

Cherished father of Daniel, Jeffrey (Cynthia) and Judith Watt (Ross). Grandfather of Michael (Candace), Regan, Brandon (Rebecca), Kyrsten, Savana Sarao (Luc), Alyssa and Lauren. Great-grandfather of Noah. Arthur will be remembered by his special daughter-in-law Jeannie Wells.

Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Lillian.


McKnight DougMcKNIGHT, Douglas Wayne - (Retired Region of Durham employee) — Peacefully at his residence, March 17, 2017 in his 63rd year.

Beloved husband of Heidi for over 41 years. Son of William & Joan McKnight. Dear father of Tom McKnight and Lisa Mitchell (husband Ian). Loving grandfather of Tommy, Liam, Max & Jamie.

Brother of Carol Smith (husband Mark) and Paul McKnight (wife Rita). Uncle of Quinn & Jesse.


Montgomery MontyMONTGOMERY, Keith Rodie 'Monty' - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Keith on Friday March 17, 2017 at Riverview Manor in Peterborough after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson disease.

Monty will be remembered by many as one of the most spectacular and colourful hockey players of his time. He began his Junior Hockey career with Lakefield in 1946 and over the ensuing years played with various hockey clubs throughout the area.

He was employed as a Heavy Machine Operator for many years with various companies in the area.

Loved and missed by his wife Jackie of Lakefield, his children Paul Montgomery (Nadia) of Mexico, John Montgomery (Jane) of Calgary and his step-daughter Judith Hamblin (Jim) of Selwyn. Grandfather of Marissa and Markie.


COLLINS, Audrey - Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at the age of 64.

Beloved wife of Ken. Loving mother of Nicole Gosse (Dan) and step mom of Yvonne McColl (Scott), Shannon Anderson (Aaron) and Elaina Cosby (Mike). Cherished grannie Aud of 14.

Dear sister of Annie Chappell, Kathleen McKeown, Paul Monteith and will be sadly missed by all of the Collins in-laws. Aunt Audrey will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their extended families.


Braund JanBRAUND, Janice Middleton 'Jan' (nee Downes) - (June 18, 1927 - March 16, 2017) - 

Jan, in her 90th year, passed away on March 16, 2017, surrounded by love.

Survived by her sisters Lois and Shirley (Ken), daughter Mary Jane, and grandchildren Nigel, Jennifer, Chrissy and Nicholas. Predeceased by her parents Eadie and Frank Downes, husband Dr. Jack Braund and son Allan.

Jan will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, travelling companion and friend Marlene Braund; her childhood and lifelong friend Sue Greer; her special friend and helper Gail Perras; and friend Linda Palmason.


Prescott WilmaPRESCOTT, Wilma Ethel - We will shed tears that she is gone, but we will smile because she lived and impacted so many lives.

Wilma passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 58 years of age.

Devoted wife and best friend to Jack for 40 years. Proud mom of Angielee Prescott, Robert and the late John. Much loved grandma to Skylar and Nolan. Special aunt of Aaron(Larissa and children), Randy, Brandon and Hope. Cherished sister to Wally. Predeceased by her parents James and Barbara Hill (nee Murphy) and her siblings Wanda and Willy.


Jackson ErmaJACKSON, Erma Priscilla - It is with much sadness that the family of Erma Jackson announces her passing at Springdale Country Manor on March 15, 2017 in her 96th year.

Erma was born on the Jackson homestead in Cavan Township, Ontario on May 20, 1921, the daughter of William Melville Jackson and Emily Davis, who both died when Erma was a child. Erma continued to live on the homestead farm with her grandparents, William (Cappy) Jackson and Priscilla Dunlop, as well as several aunts and uncles. The family moved to George Street in Peterborough in 1929 and Erma lived there until 1974.


ROBAR, Jennifer Anne - Ottawa and Peterborough, Ontario. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Jenny who died at her Peterborough home on March 15, 2017, aged 47.

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to parents Jim and Carol Robar, Jenny is predeceased by her paternal grandparents, James and Dorothea Robar and maternal grandparents, Raymond and Hilda Holland.

Loving sister (“seester #1”) to James and Angie Robar, Jenny’s legacy, memory and beauty carry on through the absolute loves of her life: her children Connor (her “little Peanut”) and Charlotte (her “little Lottie”) Lever.


Hallihan PeteHALLIHAN, Peter - On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, Peter set off down distant roads for his next adventure, after a valiant battle with cancer.

A lifelong Peterborough boy, Pete was the son of Clare and Helen Hallihan. Cherished twin brother to Anne (Tom), and brother to Mike (Cindy), Dave, Paul, and Steve (Cathy). He was a loving father to Katie (Josh), Jackie (Kris), Mark (Danon) and Emma (Dan) and devoted Papa to Noah, Logan and Gage.

was a much loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his four-legged best friend, Cooper the miniature daschund.