Peterborough

 

McLaughlin TimMcLAUGHLIN, Timothy Andrew 'Tim' - Tim was a devoted husband, beloved father, loving son, and brother, friend, and respected soccer and curling coach. He died March 26, 2017 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was 57.

Tim was a Commercial Team Leader with (formerly GE Nuclear/GE-Hitachi Nuclear) BWXT in Peterborough, a job he held for 27 years.

His passion was soccer, a game he played with flair as a young man, and later as a coach. He coached hundreds of young players in the Peterborough City Soccer Association and Peterborough Youth Soccer Club for over 19 years. Tim was also a current member of the PYSC Board of Directors and an active member of the Peterborough Curling Club. An accomplished student athlete, Tim also excelled at curling, golf, skiing, and hockey.

 

HAIG, Gerald 'Jerry' Edward - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday March 26th, 2017 in his 52nd year.

Beloved husband of Debbie (nee: Wilson). Loving father of Jerry (Sabina), and Hunter (Casey). Will be loved and remembered by his father Terry, and his sisters: Kim Crawford (Winston), Shelley Parcells (Ron), Susan Garrett (Dave), and Jane Boyle (Jason).

Predeceased by his mother Wilma (nee: Redden). He will be dearly missed by Barry and Ruth, Tom and Pat, and Tony and Terri Wilson, as well as his many nieces and nephews.

 

Gray JaneGRAY, Jane Orr - (1918 - 2017) - Passed peacefully March 26, 2017 at Extendicare Lakefield.

Jane (also known as Jean) came to Canada from Scotland in 1923 when she was 5 yrs old with her parents John and Janet Campbell. Jane’s family with her four brothers (John, Glen, David and Colin) made Montreal (Verdun) their home for the next 50 plus years.

Jane worked at Northern Electric and Montreal General Hospital and participated in church choirs (Verdun/Crawford Park United) and local plays, always enjoying her moment to shine. Jane spent her retirement years getting back to the land near Alexandria, ON continuing to seek out opportunities to share her vocal talents.

 

King JohnKING, John Charles - It is with a deep sense of personal loss that we announce the passing of John Charles King at his home in North Kawartha, Ontario, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 68.

Born August 18, 1948, he was the eldest child of Allan “Russell” King and his wife Mary Catharine (nee Finley).
John is survived by his wife and partner in ministry, Laura (nee Luther), and was the proud father of two sons, Vaughan, (Vahen), Lance (Jillian), and one daughter Tamara Prosser (Jonathan).

He enjoyed telling people that he had one and half dozen grandchildren—(that’s seven!)—Griffin and Reilley King, and Josiah, Noah, Levi, Joshua and Tianna Prosser. Tianna is the ’one’ and the six boys are the “half dozen”.

 

Burton BobBURTON, Robert Graham ‘Bob’ - Age 66, passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 with his daughter by his side.

He leaves his wife of 42 years, Linda (nee Black); his daughter Kristin (Rony); his son Michael (Sonya); his three grandchildren; his mother Joanne; his uncle Frank; his brothers, Tom, Ken (Marion), Glen (Debbie), Dale (Linda), Brad (Carol) and Brook; his sister, Joanne, and his many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Mary, his brother, Daniel and his sister, Jane Dinsdale. He will be sadly missed by his brothers-in-law, Alan (Maggie), Paul (Helen) and Mark (Kim) as well as his former colleagues at Allstream and all of his golf buddies.

 

DeHAAN, Evert I. 'Ed' - Peacefully passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on March 25th, 2017 at the age of 89.

He was very grateful to all his relatives and friends for their love and friendship during the last years.

Evert was the husband of the late Julie DeHaan (Muys) and loving companion of Marilyn E. J. Westbye. He leaves behind his two children, Jerome and Dagmar DeHaan, and Trudy and Jeff Hammond, as well as his four grandchildren Carolin and Lucy DeHaan, and Gregory and Jennifer Hammond.

 

Dimma RubyDIMMA, Ruby (nee Cress) – Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at Princess Gardens where she had resided since 2004. She lived a wonderful life and was exactly one month shy of her 106th birthday.

Predeceased by her husband Robert E. Dimma (1963), daughter Mary Lou Cuff (1999) and son-in-law Robert Cuff (2001). Loving mother of Dr. John Dimma (Jill) of Oliver, BC.

Grandmother to Christine Clinton (Simon), Peter Cuff (Joanna), Katherine Cuff (James), Chris Dimma (Valeinna), Michael Dimma, Andrew Dimma (Christine) and Meghan Dimma and great-grandmother to 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Norma Hodgson and the late Edna Staebler.

 

Lupton PhyllisLUPTON, Phyllis Maybelle (nee Wismer) - Passed away peacefully at Royal Gardens, Peterborough, Ontario on Friday, March 24th, 2017 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Harry Gordon Lupton for over 43 years. Phyllis was the daughter of Daniel and May Belle Wismer (nee-Cornelius). Originally from Camden, Ontario, Phyllis grew up on the family farm and enjoyed the company of her cousins in the Louth and Cornelius families.

Phyllis will be fondly remembered by all her cousins, their children and her close friends. Phyllis and Gord were members of Knox United Church for many years where she participated in the choir and was an active volunteer. She also volunteered with Junior Farmers, the Peterborough Exhibition Board, Lang, and the Theatre Guild.

 

Hillyard JoanHILLYARD, Joan Mary (nee Laing) - Of Buckhorn, on Thursday March 23, 2017 at PRHC in her 83rd year.

Wife of the late Peter Hillyard and mother to Elaine Donaldson (Colin) of Lakefield, Lindsey Kelly (Shane) of New Zealand and the late Ian Hillyard of Buckhorn. Grandmother to Patrick and Sam Kelly of New Zealand.

Sister to Alistair Laing (Marilyn) of Apsley, Heather Laing of Apsley, Margaret Douthwait of England, Jean Hutchinson of Havelock and the late Don Laing of Lakehurst and Rod Laing of England.

Joan lived in Buckhorn for 41 years and was the owner of Homecrafts Gift and Needlework Shop for 20 years before retiring.

 

Davidson JudyDAVIDSON, Judith Dianne 'Judy' (nee Moote) - Passed away peacefully yet suddenly at her home on Thursday March 23, 2017. Judy Davidson of Lakefield, formerly of Ayr, Ontario, in her 71st year.

After spending 25 years at her beloved country home 'Roxburgh Place' in Ayr where she tended her gorgeous gardens and raised Golden Retrievers, Judy moved to Lakefield 5 years ago to be closer to her dear Grandchildren, and spent many a weekend 'cheering them on' at their various activities.

As a 30-year member of the Canadian Kennel Club, Judy took great pride in raising her pups and many have enjoyed owning her beautiful Golden Retriever dogs over the years.

 

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 AnthonyZEZELIC, 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.

 

TITCOMBE, Dr. Archibald 'Archie' - Peacefully in hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of the late Dr. Ruth Titcombe (née Whitfield). Predeceased by his daughter Leslie. Dear father of Carole, Richard (Maria Panarello), Geoffrey (Robin Miller), Michele (Benoit Charra) and Lianna.

Loving grandfather of Adrienne, Jesse, Brennan, Zachary, Kyle, Ian, Samantha, Beckett and Fenton. Brother of Audrey Lay and Harry Titcombe.

 

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.

 

HUGHES, Randolph 'Randy' – Peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Randy of Peterborough, formerly of Rouge Valley, in his 64th year.

Beloved husband of the late Linda Hughes (nee Kirkaldy) for 39 happy hears. Loving father of Sarah Herrell (Jason) of Buckhorn. Dear Papa of Orlando and Liam.

Son of the late Ileen and Morley Hughes. Randy will be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends across Canada and the United States.

 

Gruer BerniceGRUER, Bernice Evelyn - Passed away peacefully at 91 years old on March 21, 2017 at Royal Gardens Retirement Home.

Wife of Ross Gruer (2004). Loving daughter of Hilda and Athol Carr-Harris and sister of Lloyd Carr-Harris (1993).

Loving mother of Peter Gruer (2006), Jennifer Gruer and Gwen Pritchard. Cherished grandmother of David, Jill, Dale, Caitlin and Jesse and great-grandmother of Allison, Ben, Zoe, Liam, Zachary, Sydney, Lauren, Jocelyn and Tilly.

 

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.