Backa LeeviBACKA, Leevi Benjamin – Passed peacefully at Lakefield Extendicare, with his family at his side, on Friday July 14, 2017. Leevi of Peterborough, formerly of Rolphton and Fitzroy Harbour, ON, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of the late Morna (nee Ross) for 50 years.

Loving father of Brenda Walden (Randy), Kerry Backa, Brian Backa (Melva), Kevin Backa (Michele) and Geoff Backa. Dear grandpa of Mason, Rachel (Max), Sarah, Erin, Alex, Lauren, and Trevor. Great grandpa of Kaleb and Carly.


Appleby DarleneAPPLEBY, Darlene Patricia (Constable) - At Peterborough Regional Health Centre after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 14, 2017 in her 67th year.

Darlene, loving and devoted mother of Laura May and Ashley Ann.

Sister of Sharon Mason (Neil), Eric Constable (Carol), and Ed Constable. Loving aunt of Kris, Luke, and Shawn. She also leaves behind her Aunt Norma McCormack and cousin and best friend Rosalind Nieman.

Daughter of the late Edward Constable and Doris McColl.


SZULC, Stephanie Lucille - (1945 - 2017) -

Passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2017 at her residence.

Stephanie will be sadly missed by her Aunt and Uncle Teresa and Feliks Kosierb and family.


Marr EileenMARR, Beulah 'Eileen' (nee Lawson) - Passed away after a life well lived at the age of 95 on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at PRHC.

Beloved wife of the late Frank (1986).

Loving mother of Florence Pearce, June Gagnon, Kirk (Michelle) and Becky Gagnon. Proud grandmother of Robin, Rick, Rebecca and 5 Great-grandchildren. Eileen will also be sadly missed by her extended family and friends.


Upper BrentUPPER, Brent James 'Ripper' L.B. - Born and raised in Lakefield, Ontario, Brent passed away suddenly in Grande Prairie, Alberta in his 23rd year.

The world has lost an incredible son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, partner and fiercely loyal friend.

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his parents Sheri Erickson and Pat Upper. A devoted and protective brother to Kayla and proud uncle to Zoey. Loving brother of Kyle & Mike and uncle of Makenna and Navaeh.

Cherished grandson of Catherine Erickson (the late Walter Erickson). Missed tremendously by his partner with whom he was about to start a new journey, Katelyn Mulligan. Remembered and loved by several aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.


HUGGINS, Danny Roger 'The Midge' - With great sadness we announce the passing of Danny on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 in his 65th year, at PRHC.

Fondly remembered by his best friend Carolyn Armstrong and former partner Christine Montgomery.

Survived by his son Colton, sisters Barb Pearce (Dennis), Shirley Lester (Jim) and Deb Smith, and brother Bob Huggins (Marilyn).


COATES, Wilfred Laurence - Sadly on July 13, 2017 in his 94th year.

A Canadian Veteran, he will be missed by brother, Bernard, nieces and nephews and friends.

Predeceased by parents, Fred and Madeline, brothers, Thomas, Frederick and Basil and sister, Patricia.


Bowers BillBOWERS, William Michael 'Bill' – A longtime member of the Trent University community and 2003 inductee into the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame passed unexpectedly after suffering an abdominal aneurysm at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the age of 72.

Bill was the beloved husband of the late Erin, loving father of Dan and his wife Catherine of Fargo, ND. and adored Papa of Blake.

Bill will be sadly missed by his siblings Janet, Don, Debbie and their families.


Bates JoanBATES, Joan Doreen (nee Oliver) - (Retired High School Teacher) - At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in her 67th year.

Beloved wife of Clare for 47 years. Beloved mother of Chris and his wife Angela, Brian and his wife Rebecca and Melanie Ahlers and her husband Rian. Cherished grandmother of Hannah, Grace, Olivia, Emma and Logan.

Dear sister of Douglas Oliver and his wife Elizabeth, Steven Oliver and his wife Karen, Jennifer English and her husband Steve and Joe Oliver. Joan will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews.


Desbarbieux BrandonDESBARBIEUX, Brandon Anthony - It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Brandon on June 24, 2017 in Canmore, Alberta at the age of 25.

Brandon, dearly loved son of Julie Bushey, Henry Desbarbieux, and brother to Saraya Desbarbieux. Nephew of Cathy Desbarbieux and Ron Wiley.

Cousin of Danyell Desbarbieux (Johnny Hughes) and Justin Desbarbieux. Great uncle to Jack and Grace Hughes. Grandson of Valerie Hooton.


WALSH, Irene Gertrude (nee Gibson) - (Member of C.W.L.) - Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, July 11, 2017 in her 102nd year.

Wife of the late David Walsh (1983). Dear mother of Bernard & Bernadette of Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland, and Peter & Rosemary of Waterloo.

Loved grandmother of Sarah, Maeve, Áine, David, Brian, Anthony, and Anne Marie.


CROUGH, Timothy Michael - Born April 2, 1949, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family on July 11, 2017.

Beloved loving husband and best friend of Jeanne. Loving father to Jason, Tim (Pam) and Doug (Lisa). Special and loving grandpa to Octavia, Jordan, Tyra and Devon.

Loving brother of Katherine (Gerry) Hiltz, Patricia Fader (Roy, deceased). Predeceased by parents Timothy and Alice Crough, sisters Marion Crough and Margaret Parrett.


MacDONALD, Joseph 'Allan' - Suddenly on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 62nd year, after a short battle with cancer.

Allan leaves behind family in London ON, Nova Scotia and friends in Peterborough ON.


Unrau BillUNRAU, Wilhem 'Bill' - Passed away peacefully at his home on Monday July 10, 2017.

Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Pott).  Cherished father of Maria Verge (Mike), Dick (Elaine), Kathy Dunford (Ted), Joyce Clark (Frank), the late Daniel (Debbie), and Brian D. Curry.

Missed by his grandchildren Jeffrey, Jennifer, Joanna, Jason, Ryan, Hally, Matthew, Melissa, Thomas, and great grandchildren Jesse, Toni Lynn, Samantha, Brandon, Courtney, Sheldon, Raine, Leora.


Gallipeau RalphGALLIPEAU, Ralph Terrence - Passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday July 10, 2017. Ralph Gallipeau of Selwyn, in his 82nd year.

Beloved life-partner of Judith Jewell. Loving father to Melody Macdonald of Hastings, Kimberly Stopford (Matt) of Lakefield, Ken Gallipeau (Shelly) of Centreville, David Gallipeau (Cheryl) of Napanee, Elizabeth Burgess of Brampton, and Shane Gallipeau of Peterborough.


WOOD, Merda Lillian - Born 1920. Passed away peacefully at Meighen Manor, Toronto, July 10, 2017.

Predeceased by husband Neil, pharmacist. Lakefield & Peterborough.

Active member of Lakefield & Trinity United Churches.



BENNETT, Helena Marie ‘Polly’ (Baker) – At her residence at R.R. #3 Havelock on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in her 81st year.

Wife of the late Pete Bennett (2009). Dear mother of Robert (Marilyn) of Havelock. Step-mother of Janice Denholm (George) of Whitby and the late Elizabeth Sanders. Step-mother-in-law of Steve Sanders of Campbellford.

`Grandma Polly` will be missed by Adam, Julie, Catherine, Tracey (Andy), Shawn (Donna), Crystal (Maurice) and her great-grandchildren.


McGriskin RoyanneMcGRISKIN, Royanne Marie – Of Norwood, passed away with her family by her side at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, July 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 57.

Royanne, devoted wife of John. Loving daughter of Roy and Peggy Pacey. Cherished mother to Norman (Samantha) Mayhew, Nichole Marvin (Patrick), Luke McGriskin, Joel (Holly) McGriskin, and Sara McGriskin (Mitch Billard).

Grandma of Mackenna, Merridy, Jake, Colton and Kade.


Gray GordonGRAY, Gordon Grant - (Canadian General Electric) - Peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 74th year.

Beloved husband of Linda (nee Blakely) for 48 years. Cherished father of Julie Pearson and her husband Jim.

Predeceased by his parents Grant and Regina and his sister June Coones. Brother-in-law of Barb Golloher.


Marino BobMARINO, Dr. Robert Vincent 'Bob' - (August 25, 1938 - July 9, 2017) -

With great sadness, the family of Robert (Bob) Vincent Marino announces his passing on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at University Hospital in London, Ontario, in his 79th year.

Beloved father of Robert (Megan) and Samuel (Paulette), grandfather “Poppa” to Kirsi, Lorenza, Nora, Esmee and Reid, and close friend and former husband of Susan Birnie Marino.

Will be dearly missed by sisters Antonia Rosebush (Ward), Dorothy Williams (Lenny), Barbara Chapman (Robert), Joanne Marino and Patricia Damianopoulos (Tom), and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Shearer BruceSHEARER, Bruce Gavin Gordon - (39-Year Employee Trent University) - At Peterborough Regional Health Centre surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in his 68th year.

Bruce, beloved partner and best friend of 24 years to Janice Toms. Loving and devoted father of Jeff (Vicky), Jennifer Cooper (David), and step-father of Doug Toms (Laurie).

Bruce will be sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, his many nieces and nephews and his large circle of friends and co-workers. Son of the late Gavin Shearer and Honey Tarkington.


Owen DavidOWEN, David John – (1944 - 2017) - Peacefully surrounded by his three daughters at Notre Dame Hospital, Montreal on July 9, 2017.

Dear dad of Rhonda Owen (late Bob Gaucher), Kerrie Owen (Ryan van Rees) and Kimberley Owen. Proud grandfather of Ryder van Rees, Tru Gaucher and Hope Gaucher. Survived by his siblings Susan Lalonde (Steve) and Hugh Owen (Carol).

Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Jean Owen.


Bewsh MarkBEWSH, Mark Alexander - (Co-owner MicroAge Peterborough) - (1962 - 2017) - On Sunday, July 9th, 2017, Mark passed away peacefully with family by his side at PRHC Palliative Care.

Mark will be loved and remembered by his family, including his wife Amy Simpson, his brothers Michael Bewsh (Andrea) and Daniel Bewsh (Tena), along with his nieces and nephews Victor, Alexander, Emily, and Andrew.

He will be missed by Amy’s entire family (The Simpson Clan) especially her nieces and nephews Jenna, Carly, Mike, Cam, and Meli.

Mark grew up and lived in Toronto before moving to Peterborough in 2003. Mark spent much of his relaxation time and summers at what he called his Happy Place, the family cottage in the Kawarthas. This is also where Mark met his wife and BFF Amy (a.k.a  Boo) when he was 18.


PENNEY, Melvin John - Passed away on July 8, 2017.

Beloved husband of Jean for over 50 years.

Loving father of Charlene; stepfather of Paul (Marina), Ronald (Marion), Donna (Jack), Darryl (Karen), Elaine (Gary) and Sandra (Scott). Proud grandfather and great-grandfather. Brother of Gordon (Huldah) and Henry (Shirley).


Edwards DavidEDWARDS, David Wilcox - Unexpectedly at his home on Saturday July 8, 2017 at the age of 73.

David, beloved partner and best friend of Glenda (nee Salt). Step-father of Amber Garon (Larry) and Kurtis Salt. Cherished by his grandchildren Claire, Emily and Sidney Garon.

Dear brother of Donna Simmons (Grant). Pre-deceased by his parents Vivian (nee Greer) and Leonard (Leo) Edwards. David will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.


James MarleneJAMES, Marlene Lorraine - Passed away peacefully with her daughter and son-in-law by her side on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at the PRHC in her 70th year.

Beloved wife of Ronald. Loving mother of Sherry Lazcano (Humberto) and Stephen James (Lynda). Nana will be sadly missed by Alyssa, Alejandro, Rocio, Daryn and Keira.

Devoted daughter of Gordon Cruse and the late Irene. Dear sister of Wayne Cruse (Aurora). Sister-in-law of the late Olive Crossley (Ernie), Walter James (Isabel) and Harold James (Midge).