Schwalm BonnieSCHWALM, Bonnie Jean (née Grills, formerly Bradley) - Owner of Bonnie’s Boutique - Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on April 24, 2017 after a brief illness.

Bonnie joins her loving sons and mother, the late Ryan (2016), Randy (2008) and Betty (2016).

Treasured Gramma of Jessica; loving sister of Kenny and Deb Grills; mother-in-law of Tamara Butcher. Bonnie will also be missed by her extended family and many friends.


Collins PeterCOLLINS, Peter George – At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on April 24, 2017 at 78 years of age.

Beloved husband of the late Alison Preston.

Dear father of Wendy and Peter. Step-father of Sheri, Sheila, Shawn and Steve. Brother of the late Ron Collins (late Linda), Anne Ronco (late Philip), late Paul Collins and Jayne Jardine (Paul).


O'BRIEN, Vernon Elwin - Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday April 24, 2017, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Blanche. Dear father of Deborah Whatman (Tim), Larry O'Brien (Cathy) and Steven O'Brien all of Peterborough. Loving grandfather of David (Jocelyn), Ryan (Cara) and Angela and dear great grandfather of Brooke, Christopher, Michael, Dana and Tyler.

Predeceased by his son Paul.


LACEY, Patricia 'Patty' - (Owner and operator of Pal's Dog Obedience) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Patty on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at the age of 60 years.

Beloved daughter of the late Hilda Landrigan. Dear friend of Tina Zitman and Virginia Tilstra.

Patty will be remembered for her great love of dogs and her great sense of humour.


Heffernan AudreyHEFFERNAN, Audrey Beatrice - Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Herbert Joseph Heffernan (d. July 27, 2005).

Loving mother of Chris and dear grandmother of Mitchell and Nicklas. Dear sister of Vern Hamilton (Hilda). Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents John (Jack) Hamilton and Doris Dodson, and sisters Doris Henwood (late Jerry), Iris Hamilton and a brother Glen Hamilton (late Sandra).


Baker MaryBAKER, Mary Susan - Passed at her home suddenly on April 23, 2017 in her 84th year.

Beloved wife of Stan for 63 years. Dear mother of Bruce (Valerie), Alison Garbutt (Neil), David (Sheri) and predeceased by son Mark. Grandma of Jason (Sara), Christopher (Julie), Sara, Jacob, Heather and Great-Grandma of six.

Sister of Barbara Nuelle (Harvey), predeceased by sister Gail and brother Ian. Mary will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.


Harrison CathyHARRISON, Catharine Marie 'Cathy' (nee Jones) - On Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the age of 63.

Cathy, best friend and loving wife of Jill Bullock and loving mother of Laurie (Doug) Stackhouse, Jennifer Gallimore, and Scott Harrison (Dan Williams). Proud Oma of Carter and Braiden, and Proud Grandma of Liam and Avery.

Cherished middle sister of Barb (Chris) DeCarlo and Christine (Chris) Must of Smiths Falls. Cathy will be sadly missed by her Aunt Dorothy, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends – especially Wendy and Lynda, her travel buddies.


HANCOCK, Roger Allan - Unexpectedly on April 22nd, 2017 passed away at the young age of 61.

Beloved husband of Helen of 41 years. Dad to Vanessa Smith (Kevin) and Allan (Leah). Proud Grandpa of Alexis, Joshua, Sydney and Gracie.

Dear son of Jean Hancock. Brother of Ian (Debbie) and Bruce (Chris). Roger will be missed by many nieces, nephews, co-workers, friends and especially Scott, Linda and Dalton Bain.


LAIDLEY, William Arthur 'Bill' - At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of the late Zella Laidley.

Dear father of William (Bill) Laidley and Daniel Laidley (Alison). Grandfather of Iain Laidley. Brother of Joan Tremain.


Amos JackAMOS, John 'Jack' - Retired Secondary School Teacher. On Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the PRHC - With much strength and determination over many years, he passed away at the age of 81.

Jack was the loving husband of Mavis (nee Seabrook), a proud father of Scott Amos of Toronto and Janet Amos (Tony Francis) of Peterborough.

He was the eldest son of William and Dora Amos (predeceased) and cherished older brother of Bryan Amos (Barbara) of Barrie and Rick Amos (predeceased). Also a loving son-in law to Jean Seabrook and brother-in-law to Evan Seabrook, Carolyn (Gregg) Hall, Judy (Don) Deyell, Virginia (Craig) Drury, Craig (Cathy) Seabrook, and Mark Seabrook (predeceased).


HICKEY, Catherine Ann 'Cathy' (Collins) - It is with deep sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Cathy on Friday April 21, 2017. Cathy Hickey (nee Collins) of Douro-Dummer in her 78th year.

Loving wife of the late Maurice Joseph Hickey (d. November 18, 2015).

Cherished mother of Kevin (Erin), Maureen Thorndyke (Dan), Neil (Christina), Karyn Brady (Scott), Janet, Pat (Kelly), Paul (Jennifer), Mike (Kelly), Jim (Shannon), Theresa Greavette (Greg) and Bryan (Chantal).


Baptie DennisBAPTIE, Dennis Wayne - (1946 - 2017) - Went to be with his Saviour on Friday April 21, 2017.

Predeceased by his first wife Sharon (2000). Best friend and support of his wife May for 15 years. Loving generous father of Lisa (Matthew), Jordan (Carly), Jeffrey (Cassie) and Jeremy (Ann). Proud kind and loving grandfather of Layla, Ben, Harper, Sloane, Isla, Eva and Adelle.

Dennis will be sadly missed by his sister Darlene (Barry) and sisters in law Sandy (John) and Sheila (Brian).


Spradbrow JimSPRADBROW, Stephen James 'Jim' - Of Buckhorn, passed away peacefully at the P.R.H.C. on Friday April 21, 2017, in his 71st year. Retired from Air Canada.

Dear husband of Sharon (nee Pearson), stepfather of Lee Galley (Denise) and Lisa Koomans (Christopher). Dear Poppa Jim of Seth Galley (Alexandra), Reign Galley, Eric Miller (Victoria), Bailey Miller, Cameron Koomans and Jack and Bianca Corvi. Great Poppa Jim of Aurora, Nova and Leni.

Brother-in-law of Leitha Daynes, Shirley Adams, Allen Pearson (Barb), Linda Pearson, Carol Pearson and Ruth Armstrong (Jack). Dear brother of Ralf Spradbrow (Geraline) of Peterborough.


Dowdall AllanDOWDALL, Joseph Edward 'Allan' – On Friday, April 21st, 2017 in his 81st year.

Beloved husband to Marie for 59 years. Former G.E. Peterborough employee for 30 years.

Father of Rick (Diana), Jeff (Linda), Chris (Traci), the late Gary and the late Kevin. Opa and grandpa to Katie, Joshua, Zachary, Vivian, Jocelyn, Julia and Faith.

Brother to Arthur (Mary-Jo), Rella (the late Delbert), Eileen (Glen), Judy (Eric), Dennis (Marie) and the late Doreen (the late Peter).


Hotchkiss RuthHOTCHKISS, Ruth Louise (Moss) – Passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care on April 21, 2017 in her 67th year.

Ruth Louise Moss was born in Toronto on June 3, 1950. She grew up in Pickering, Ontario and was an Ontario Scholar at Pickering High School and a Public Relations graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa. She later earned her MBA in Non-Profit Organizations at the University of San Francisco.

A gifted writer and spirited traveler and foodie, she touched many with her charm and likeability, her genuine interest in others and devotion to her friends. Ruth especially loved her years in Toronto operating her own public relations firm for musicians and artists of all kinds.


Hamilton DarrellHAMILTON, Darrell Troy - Age 50, Peterborough, Ontario - Passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2017.

Darrell was born and raised in Cherry Brook, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  He was the son of Olive Mae (West) Hamilton and Paul T. Hamilton. Darrell had a great passion for cooking, fishing and physical fitness. He worked at many restaurants as a chef and was one of the best in his field. He also had a love for cars and fixing things; he loved music and was a big MMA fan.

Darrell is predeceased by his parents Olive and Paul Hamilton, his brother Gary Hamilton, and also by his aunts Mary(West) Gangoo, Shirley West, Elizabeth Jefferies, Marie (West) Loppie and Kathleen (Beals) Hamilton. He is also predeceased by his common-law wife Anna Marie Mason, and by his uncles Georgie West, Allan West, Joseph Gangoo and Stanley Beals.

Darrell is survived by his wife Lindie Hamilton (Peterborough) and by sons Cameron, Jurrett, & Keon (Hamilton) and by Nicholas Allen, Paul Mason, Darrell Junior Mason, Brandon Morton, Jordan Morton, and by daughters Keshia Mason and Jaden Morton.


FOX, Barbara Ann - Peacefully at St. Joseph’s At Fleming, Peterborough, April 20, 2017 in her 98th year.

Loving mother of John Fox & his wife Doreen and Marjorie Bothwell & her husband Bob. Cherished grandmother of Duncan, Alexa & Jeremy Bothwell. Fondly remembered by her brother Hugh & his wife Colette of Victoria, B.C. and many nieces and nephews.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband George, her parents Gordon & Vera Van Patter, and her brothers Alan & Ross.


Clarke RustyCLARKE, Russell John 'Rusty' – (July 29, 1946 - April 20, 2017) - Passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

Beloved husband of Vikki (nee Merrilees). Loving father to Shawn (Tammy) of British Columbia. Devoted grandfather to Ashley and Colby.

Cherished brother to Mike (Tammy) and Patsy (Jeff) both of British Columbia and brother-in-law to Beverly Burd and Robert Merrilees both of Sudbury. Adored by his many nieces and nephews.


ELLIS, Merrial 'Ruth' Elaine - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at Peterborough Extendicare at the age of 75.

Ruth will be remembered by her siblings Beverley White (the late Roger), Arlene Derrett (George) and Larry Ellis (Kim). Nana will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Predeceased by her parents George and Gloria, by her son Kevin and by her siblings Morley, Glo Ann, Karen, Raymond, Norma.


LUNN, Ernestine Emily 'Tina' - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at the PRHC.

Beloved wife of Raymond. Cherished mother of Anthony Andreozzi, Anita Hickson, Krista Hunt and Amanda Sweeting. Grandma will be missed by Thomas, Talia, Tyler and Trinity.

Tina will be remembered by her brother James Grezaud (Laura Ellison), her mother-in-law Betty Lunn, and by her many nieces, nephews and extended family.


Cumming MurielCUMMING, Muriel Gwendolyn - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at the PRHC in her 97th year.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew.

Loving mother of Pat Clayton (the late Wayne) and the late Allan (Doreen). Cherished grandmother of Kelly Small (David), Rob Cumming (Alicia), Brad Cumming, Bill Schobel (Tamara) and great-grandmother of Gavyn, Lucas, Jayden, Bryson, Grace, Ethan, Tyler, Jennifer Ricottilli (Tony), Whitney, Nicole and William.


OToole BrianO'TOOLE, Brian Joseph - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Brian on April 20, 2017 in his 70th year.

Cherished husband of “Bev” Beverley Ann (nee Howden). Loving son of Doreen Taylor (and her husband Roy) and the late Bernard O’Toole.

Dear brother of Terry O’Toole (Deb) and the late Ricky and step brother of Linda. Brother-in-law of Linda Smith (Robert Doyle), Ken Howden (Jill), Brenda Wedgewood (Mike) and the late Robert “Bob” Howden.


FRALEY, Fredrick Donald - (Retired G.M Worker) - Born in Peterborough September 23, 1949 and passed away at PRHC on April 19, 2017 in his 67th year.

Fred, beloved husband of 49 years to Joan (Faulkner). Loving father to Norman Fraley.

Son of the late Betty and Fred Fraley Sr. Brother to Carol Giles (Friend Doug), Joe (Norien) Fraley, Patricia Dyson, and brother-in-law to Jim and Joan Faulkner all of Peterborough, Jane Robertson (late Larry) of Calgary.


Johnson JimJOHNSON, James Bancroft 'Jim' - Of Douro-Dummer, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 19, 2017. He was 95.

Jim was born in Toronto on November 16, 1921 to parents Chrissie and James L. Johnson. A hard worker from the start, he began his career in farming then, like many young men of his time, volunteered to join the Canadian Armed Forces. Shortly before being deployed to Europe in 1942, he met his future wife, Edna, when he asked her for a dance one night in Ajax.

After the war, Jim and Edna were married and moved to Douro to build their home and family. Jim proudly resided in that same home for 65 years. Jim worked for Wonder Bread for many years, delivering bread with his trusty horse Ted. He later worked in maintenance for the Peterborough County Board of Education before retiring in 1986.


Gardezi Dr HassonGARDEZI, Dr. Hasson Nawaz  - Professor Emeritus, Algoma University - Passed away April 19, 2017 at the age of 84 in Peterborough, following a brief illness.

Graduate of Washington State University, he was an internationally recognized author and editor of many books and articles on social and political developments in Pakistan and Asia.

Son of Syed Muhammed Nawaz and Saeedah Gardezi of Multan, Pakistan. He is survived by his wife Rosalie and his children Tariq, Fauzia, Shahid, Shella and Jaffer, as well as his brother Dr. Ali Raza and his sister Qudsia.


Inglis RalphINGLIS, Ralph Adam - (WWII Veteran) - Passed away peacefully at Burnbrae Gardens on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Ralph Inglis in his 97th year.

Loving husband of the late Norma Inglis.

Cherished father of Barbara Teffer (d. John) and Dennis (Laurie). Remembered by his grandchildren Erin Inglis, Farrah Pavlakovich (Adam), and great-granddaughter Avery Pavlakovich.