Gordon MaryGORDON, Mary Elizabeth - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our dear Mom, Nana and Great-Nana who is now in the arms of her beloved husband John (2007) after a courageous battle with kidney disease. She passed away surrounded by the love and support of her children and grandchildren at Centennial Place Nursing Home on Monday, May 8th, 2017 in her 80th year.

Loving daughter of the late Charles and Irene Matthews.

Beloved mother of David (Cheryl), Michael (Carol), Debbie Brackenridge (Don), Brenda Byers (Larry), Kenny (Laura) and Lynn Chatterton (Dan). Dearly loved by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her granddaughter Janine (1995).


Hodson MaryHODSON, Mary Isabel (nee Conroy) - Peacefully at Riverview Manor, with her family by her side on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in her 97th year.

Loving wife of the late John J. Hodson, and devoted mother of Michael (the late Margie), Catherine (Michael Launder), Ron (Connie), Allan (Gyanny), and the late Richard.

Cherished grandmother of Joanna (Paul Ast), Jeremy (Jennifer Wilcott), Andrea (Steven Richard), Michelle Launder (Roy Cochrane), John, and the late Michael. Great grandmother of Alex and Erika Ast.


Hilliard LauraHILLIARD, Laura Elaine (nee KING) - At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday May 7th, 2017 at the age of 55 years.

Daughter of Marilyn and the late Frank King. Loving mother of Michael (Peace River, Alta.) Widow of the late Grant Hilliard.

Beloved sister of Gary (Joanne), Gordon (Laurie), and Colin (Karen).


Lynch JoshuaLYNCH, Joshua James 'Josh' - (1985 - 2017) Passed away suddenly at his residence in St. Catharines, Ontario on May 7, 2017.

Beloved Son of Ed and Yvonne Lynch. Remembered by his children Mackenzie, Rebekah, Alexis.

Loved always by his sister Matica (Robert Lang) and his nephews Cooper and Hunter. Survived by his grandparents Wilf and Maureen Beck, Jocelyne and Edmund Lynch, Gwen and Ted Fry.


Blackwood DonBLACKWOOD, Donald Wayne - (Avid Hunter, Fisherman, Outdoorsman, Past President of the Kawartha Bowman’s Association, Retired General Motors)

Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in his 75th year.

Don, beloved husband of 52 years to Brenda (nee Staples). Loving and devoted father of Crystal Manley (Gary), and Craig (Nicole). Loving Grandfather of Emma; Tyler, Dani, Keegan, Makayla, and Broooke.

Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Terry and Barry, and by his sister Margaret Kuipers. Brother-in-law to Derek Staples (Delma), Lynda Staples, and Marilyn Ferguson (David). Son of the late Gerald Blackwood and Corrine LaFave.


Lackey DavidLACKEY, David Clarence - Passed away with his family by his side at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in his 69th year.

Loving and cherished husband to Marilyn Lackey (nee Murray) for 49 years.

Dear Dad to Shelly and Jason (Andree). Proud poppa to Brittany, Kristin, Joshua and Alyssa. Brother of Tim(MaryAnn), late Donna(George), Brenda(Dean), Jeannie(Omer) and Sue.

Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Muriel Lackey (nee Heard). David will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends and family.


Southey DianeSOUTHEY, Diane Bojana - Passed away peacefully at the P.R.H.C. in her 71st year on Saturday May 6, 2017.

An accomplished original artist, Diane was filled with passion for her art, teaching art to children, and her family. A devoted Bahá’í, Diane served her faith and believed in the importance of prayer, even until her last day.

Loved and missed by her children Tracy and Steven, grandson Jacob, and son-in-law Brian. 


Withers KenWITHERS, Kenneth Frank - At the P.R.H.C. with his family present, on Friday, May 5th, 2017, in his 90th year, with his family present.

Beloved husband of Dorothy Marie (Née Tamblyn). Dear father of Wayne (Loretta) and Brian (Janice). Loving Grampy of John (Emily), Drew (Jamie), Shane (Kendra), and Jake (Michelle). Great Grampa of Natalie, Adam, Mason, and Holden.

Dear brother of Ross and Stanley. Cousin of Dot and Jack Luther. Predeceased by parents Cyril and Myrtle Withers and siblings Helen, Joyce, Gary and Harry.


Shaughnessy BertSHAUGHNESSY, Albertha Katherine 'Bert' (Chapman) - Peacefully at Sherbrooke Heights Seniors Residence on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

Bert, beloved wife of the late James Vernon Shaughnessy (d. 1991).

Loving and devoted mother of Maureen Davenport (Arthur), Jane Hennessey (Bob), Ellen Clark (Doug, predeceased), Lisa Corkery (Mark), and David (Shelley).

Cherished Grandmother of Jennifer Davenport (Vaughn), Nora Hickling (Lyle); John, Paul, and Sara Hennessey; Anne, Emily, Brian, and Erin Corkery; and Abigail, James, and Samantha Shaughnessy, and Great Grandmother of James Davenport, and Madelaine and Olivia Hickling.


Wheeler HaroldWHEELER, Harold Warren 'Bud' - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side in his 91st year on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Rubidge Retirement Residence.

Beloved husband and bestfriend for 67 years to Mary Wheeler (nee Samis). Dear father of Diane and husband Leo McMahon, Shirley and husband Bill Eggleton and Kathy and husband Don Moore.

Cherished and lovingly remembered grandfather "Gume" of Darryl(Mary-Ellen), Darren(Carolina), Deedra(Kevin), Shannon(Shawn), Kimberley, Crysta (Cory), Tom(Sara), Adam, great grandfather of 15 and great-great grandfather to 1. Dear brother of Jessie Sobko(John), Bill Wheeler(late Joan) and the late Ken Wheeler (Mae).


Johnson HarryJOHNSON, Henry Scott 'Harry' – Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, May 5, 2017 in his 95th year.

Son of the late Harold and Mildred Johnson and beloved husband of the late Reta. Longtime companion of the late Hester "Hettie" Konkle.

Brother of the late Edward (Ted), and Vaughan. Beloved Uncle of Andrea (Larry), Judy, and Patti (Stephen); Scott, Catherine and Christine. Cherished Great uncle to Shelby (Alex), and Christopher; Alexander, Nicholas, and Cameron; Mitchell; Christopher and Alexandra. Dear friend of Ron and Debbie Kervin.

Harry was a proud WWII Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, serving on both the Atlantic and Pacific fronts.


MUNROE, Dawn Heather - Dawn Munroe passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side in her 65th year after a long battle at the P.R.H.C. on Friday May 5, 2017.

Loved and missed by her husband Bob Munroe and her children Kyla Taylor (Dag Brown) of Burleigh Falls and Darren Denomme (Alicia Parker) of Buckhorn. Loving grandmother of Aydan James Taylor and Aurora Dawn Lorraine Brown.

Loving sister of Debra Neglia (Dan) of Toronto and sister-in-law of Colin Wood and Ken Waylette.  Survived by several nieces and nephews. Dawn is also remembered by her step-children Shawn, Wayne, Chantelle (Kyle) and Kristine Munroe. Predeceased by her sisters Constance Wood and Jean Waylette and her parents Mary Ellen and James Swan and Berdine Taylor.


VAUGHAN, Joyce Rose – (1934 - 2017) - In Loving Memory of Joyce R. Vaughan, resident of Minden, ON. Passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Friday, May 5, 2017 surrounded by family.

Beloved wife of George who passed September 22, 2016. Dear mother of Lynn Flanagan (nee Vaughan) of Ajax, Karen (Art) Kollee (nee Vaughan) of Elora, Cassandra Vaughan of Salmo, BC and Robert Vaughan of Minden.

Loving Grandmother to Jason Flanagan, Mary Bridger, Mathieu Kollee, Lauren Webber (nee Kollee) and Shannon Reaume (nee Kollee). Loving Great Grandmother to Hope Kollee, Lucas Reaume and Evelyn Webber.


Butler NitaBUTLER, Nita May (Pke) – Passed away with her family by her side on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood, Ontario, Nita May (Pike) Butler at the age of 87 years.

Predeceased by her husband of 64 years Roy C. Butler and parents Capt. Willis T. Pike and Hyacinth Mollie (Samson) Pike of Port Union, NL. Loving mother of David and his wife Charlene, Pamela and her husband Al Cheeseman.

Cherished grandmother of Michael Harris, Lisa Butler, David Butler Jr. and great grandmother of Riley Whelan.


KINGDON, Nancy Leone (nee Archer) - Beloved Wife of the late Robert Edward Kingdon, Jr., peacefully passed away at PRHC Palliative Care Unit with her family present, Friday, May 5, 2017 in her 79th year.

Loving Mother of Lori Kingdon (Toronto) and Cindy (Barry) Sweeting of Ennismore.

Sister-in-law of Judith and Norman Kyle. Grandmother of Randal Sweeting, Great-grandmother of Elizabeth, Joseph and Emma of Shediac, New Brunswick. Loving Aunt of Terri Lynn (Mike) and family, Willy (Heather) and family.


Coombes BobCOOMBES, Robert John 'Bob' - Passed away peacefully, in his 71st year, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on May 4, 2017.

Bob was the beloved husband of Norma Patricia (née Hynes) for 52 years.  Loving father of Steve (Alyson Lockwood).  Proud Grampa of Emily, Jacob and Kaleigh.

Son of the late John & Hazel. Brother of Rose Anne (Fred), the late Jim (the late Pat), Joan, the late Wayne (the late Marie) and the late Kathy (survived by Eldred). Bob will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Lynch VirginiaLYNCH, Virginia Anne (Lytle) - (CWL Life Member) - Died suddenly at home on Thursday, May 4, 2017, Virginia Lynch (nee Lytle) of Norwood, formerly of Hastings in her 78th year.

Wife of the late John William ‘Jack’ (2003). Loving mother of Joseph, John (Brianne), Nancy Moloney (Clair) and Debbie. Treasured grandmother of Hannah & Jonathan Lynch, Meaghan Lynch (predeceased), Ben, Molly, Carlie & Shauna Moloney.

Loving sister of Josephine Prisk (late Charlie), Geraldine Walker, Edward (Colleen) both predeceased, Marguerite Lamey (John) both predeceased, Jewel Martin (Lorne) both predeceased, James, predeceased (Dorothy), Jack (Louise), Patricia, Susan, Daniel (Katie), Rique (Debbie) & infant brother Robert Joseph.


Jewell StewartJEWELL, Stewart William 'Stew' - (May 31, 1927 – May 4, 2017) - Our beloved Dad and Poppa passed away peacefully, after many courageous challenges for which he never complained.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends, especially daughters, Nancy McLean (Bill) and Laurie, grandchildren, Elizabeth Wren (Jesse), Michael, and Christine, and great grandchildren, Isobel, Lachlan, Alwyn and Aiden.

He had a quiet gentle presence, and his quirky sense of humour, though sometimes unexpected, always made us laugh.  Dad was a jack of all trades, as a wood carver, stain glass maker, plumber, electrician, carpenter and painter. He succeeded in all things.


Dillman Jones SusanDILLMAN-JONES, Susan Mary - Passed away suddenly at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in her 56th year.

Loving mother of Teresa, Crystal and MaryAnn Jones, Ostan and Bronson Baker; Soda Pop Baker predeceased.

Beloved daughter of the late Teresa Jones (nee Heath) and the late Ross Dillman. Predeceased by her step-father Thomas Jones. Dear grandmother of Keegan, Kaylee and Kade. Dear sister of Nora-Anne Dillman.


NEAL, David Alan - David Alan Neal passed away peacefully on May 4, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce, 3 sons, Graham (Laurie), Adrian (Helen), Paul (Cybelle), 5 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his daughter Marjorie.


BLOM, Anthony 'Tony' Roelof - Born May 20, 1922 in De Steeg, Netherlands, died May 4, 2017, Brampton, Ontario in his 95th year.

Beloved husband for over 65 years of Maria (De Reus).

Anthony (Tony) and Maria (Mary) immigrated to Canada in 1954. In the Netherlands, he worked as a machinist and used those skills working for Avro Aircraft company in Toronto for a few years. Eventually, he and Maria settled in Peterborough, where he started his own business, KEMCO, in service station maintenance.

In 2000, they moved to Holland Christian Homes in Brampton, moving into Grace Manor, the long term care facility there when health concerns made it necessary.


McGillis GeorgeMcGILLIS, George Welland - (August 12, 1940 - May 4, 2017) - It is with great sadness that the family of George Welland McGillis announces his passing on May 4, 2017 in Comox, B.C.

Beloved husband of Kathy (Vickers), loving father of Lori (Bruce) and Sean. He was a special "Papa" to granddaughter Siera.

George was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario on August 12, 1940 and met and married Kathy in Ottawa. He raised his family in Halifax, N.S. and Peterborough, Ont., where he worked for Mutual Life before starting his own company, the Proctectors Group, with Doug Cox and later welcomed partner Brian Porter.


Tapsell JimTAPSELL, James Edward 'Jim' - (March 26, 1919 - May 4, 2017) – Peacefully at Lakefield Extendicare, in his 99th year, surrounded by his family.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty and son John. Loving father of Jane (Frank), Anne, Carol and Mary (Larry). Grandfather of Sarah (Rod), James, Johnathan, Caitlin, Mark and Fraser. Great Grandfather of Kaiden and Gavin.

Jim had a long and successful career with IBM. He was an active Rotarian throughout the years. On retirement, he and Betty moved to Peterborough from Toronto, and enjoyed many good times traveling and visiting with friends and family at the cottage.


Graham JeanGRAHAM, Jean Irene (nee Spicer) - Peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at Fairhaven Home in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Robert (2013).

Loving mother of Barry (Cathy), Coral (Wayne Carpenter), Scot, Kim (Tony Minicola) and Beth (Phil Hamblin).

Proud Gramma of Amanda (Aaron King), Aaron (Sarah), Josh, Lauren, Robert, Brennan, Steven, Hannah and Graham. Great Gramma to Benjamin, Liliana and Emily. Dear sister of Muriel Spicer.


Scott Michael PeterSCOTT, Michael Joseph 'Peter' - (June 10, 1947 - May 3, 2017) - (Retired General Motors Employee, Member of the Knights of Columbus 12418 Immaculate Conception and Sir Knight Aubrey Allen Assembly #2571)

It is with great sadness that Heather Scott (nee McNaughton) has to relay the passing of her hero, her rock of over 48 years.

Michael was a proud father to our two daughters the late Tammy Scott-Stewart and Kerry Hall (Robert).  He was a special grandfather to Kristin (Tyler), Elyse (Trevor), Emma (Jay), Brianne, Jessie, Leah and Scott.  Pops to 2 beautiful great granddaughters, Kinsley and Emery Briere. Thank you Kristin and Tyler.


Purdy CliffordPURDY, Clifford Charles - At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on May 3, 2017 in his 103rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Hilda M. Purdy (nee Hall).

Dear father of Linda Baker (Harry), Jennifer Walsh (Larry) and Heather Cameron. Predeceased by son Wayne Purdy and granddaughter Louise. Grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by his sister Marjorie Purdy and brothers Jack and James Purdy.