Peterborough

 

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.

 

Lefley BillLEFLEY, William Leonard 'Bill' - Lifetime employee of GE Canada - Peacefully at home on Tuesday March 14, 2017 after a brief illness in his 81st year.

Proud father of Glenn (Kim) and Ray (Mary Anne). Loving Grampa of Rob, John, Rudy, Silas, Rainey, Famke, Ulysses (Ulee) and Mia.

Bill is also survived by his sister Luanne (Terry Powless), sister-in-law Janice, friend Lynn Hopkins, as well as extended family and friends.

 

ELFNER, Florence Isabel G. (nee Thomson, formerly Humphreys) - Passed away on March 14, 2017 at Fairhaven LTC in Peterborough, Ontario in her 88th year.

Flo was born in Edmonton, England. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Jessie Thomson, and her husband Alfred Humphreys.

Retired in 1988 after 30 years with the Federal Civil Service.

 

Ellis LindaELLIS, Linda Ann (nee Quackenbush; formerly Pugh, Smith) - Peacefully at PRHC on Monday, March 13, 2017 on her 69th birthday.

Linda, beloved wife of the late Raymond Ellis, Laverne Smith, and Andrew Pugh.

Dear mother of Tammy Watson (Scott Murray), Tina Gushue, Jacqueline Vandenberg (Ron), Dawn Hanes, and Phillip Pugh. Step mother of Carollee Dower, and Randy Ellis.

Missed by her many grandchildren, step grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Daughter of the late David Quackenbush and Peggy Booker.

 

Hardy RayHARDY, Raymond Lloyd - Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 13th, 2017 in his 67th year.

Loving father of Caley Rempel (Kevin) and Erin Hassell (Rob).Proud papa of Kayden, Sam and Avery.

Will be dearly missed by his brother Doug (Betty).

 

Naef PeterNAEF, Peter - Passed away peacefully at his home on White Lake on Monday March 13, 2017.

Peter came to Canada in 1957 and worked as a farm hand on various farms in the area. He spent 21 years as a Zookeeper at the Toronto Zoo and was a lifetime member of the Durham Regional Aquarium Society. He had a passion for his hobby of breeding and raising tropical fish and loved to spent time on the hunt in the fall.

Loved and missed by his wife of 53 years, Eva. Also missed by his children Barbara Jones (Jeff) of Hampton, Peter Naef (Sabine) of Switzerland and Ernest Naef of Cobourg. Loving grandfather of Bradley, Amanda, Anja, Owen and Kelsey.

 

Hitchins MichaelHITCHINS, Michael Roy - With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Michael Roy Hitchins (1973 - 2017).

Michael is grieved by his loving wife Liz (Rogers) and daughters Portia and Cadence; his parents Peter and Kathleen (Haughton), sister Ingrid, brothers Damian (Stephanie) and Edward, and nieces Gabriella and Jada.

He will be deeply missed by Aunts Pamela (Martin) Mordecai, Elizabeth (Donald) Wilson, Mary Cresser and Marcia Hitchins, and many cousins in Canada, the U.S., Uganda and Jamaica.

Michael was a former professional football player and great fan of Manchester United football team. He was a Red Seal chef and at the time of his death was working for Canada Post.

 

OBrien BernieceO'BRIEN, Berniece Alfreda (nee Johnston) - Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Francis Collins (Frank) O'Brien d. March 11, 2011.

Loving mother of Earlene Tucker (Steve) of Ennismore, Billy O'Brien (Christine) of Otonabee, Dale O'Brien of Peterborough, Elaine Hilker (Kent) of Halls Glen, and James of Peterborough; predeceased by daughter Charlene O'Brien d. 1956.

 

Woodbeck FrankWOODBECK, Franklin Keith 'Frank' - Of Peterborough, passed away suddenly at his home at the age of 59.

Loving son of Keith Woodbeck. Frank was a loving partner of Alana Barker and cherished father to Jennifer (Andrew) Chamberlain, loving stepfather to Jayden and Christopher Barker and Leah and Trevor Ellis.

Devoted Papa to Kylee, Peyton and Emma Chamberlain.

 

WILSON, Cecille Ruth (nee Jacobs) - Passed away in her sleep on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in her 72nd year.

Loving wife of Walter Wilson. Cherished and loved by her children Jim Rosebush and Lynn Powell of Peterborough. Proud grandma of Rachel, Jay and Tessa.

 

Conroy BettyCONROY, Betty Mae (nee Ashdown) – Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Michael Joseph Conroy.

Devoted mother of Dave Conroy (Lynn) and Doug Conroy. Adored grandmother of Grace, Tessa and Austin. Cherished sister of Marion Gerecht. Predeceased by parents Glenn and Edith Ashdown and brother William Ashdown.

 

Buchanan JonBUCHANAN, Jon Robert - Passed away unexpectedly at home on March 11, 2017 in his 55th year.

Loving father to Jenna and Michael Buchanan.

Beloved son of Phyllis Buchanan and the late Elton. Dear brother of Greg Buchanan and his wife Sue and Shelly Ryan (nee Buchanan). Jon will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Finnie DawnFINNIE, Dawn Marie (née Moffat) - (August 24 1928 – March 11, 2017) - Dawn passed away peacefully at her home in South Monaghan with her family at her side.

She was the beloved wife of Keith Finnie for 63 years.

Cherished mother of Janice (predeceased 2013), Heather (Tony) Angione, Andrea (Ian) Pritchard and Lauralee Finnie. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Alfredo (Laurie), Nicholas (Vanessa), Anthony (Lhamo) and Sara Angione, Logan and Evan Maw.

She was big sister to the late William Moffat and Jean (Rudy) Peltzer.

 

Cameron AnnaCAMERON, Anna Marie Louise (née Beaulne) - Peacefully, knowing she was loved and in the hearts of family and friends, Anna passed away at PRHC on March 11 2017, at the age of 77.

Born in Rouyn Quebec, she was one of ten children born to Leandre and Grace Beaulne.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her son Michael, her daughters Catherine, Wendy, Judy and Heather; her grandchildren Matthew, Erin, Lindsay, Kaitlyn, Michael, Sara, Andrew, Justin, Jesse; her great grandchildren Amaya, Carson, Jackson, Isabella and soon to arrive Oliver.