Peterborough

 

Flowers EldonFLOWERS, Eldon Harold - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at Extendicare Peterborough in his 94th year.

A WWII Navy Veteran and longtime crossing guard of 15 years to St. Anne's Catholic Elementary school and Kingswood Public Elementary School in Brampton.

Eldon, devoted husband of the late Gwendoline Winifred Flowers. Loving Father of Beverly Soulliere (Brian) and Marilyn Katz (Lowa).

 

Johnson CathyJOHNSON, Catherine Anne-Marie 'Cathy' - (1953 - 2017) - Passed away in the peaceful morning hours of Saturday, July 15th, 2017, with her husband Barry and daughter Meaghan by her side.

Cathy, beloved wife of Barry and mother to Holly and Charles Kent, Meaghan Johnson, and Kristin and Dwayne Loftman. Adored “Noni” to Nyla and Jaylen Loftman.

Missed by in-laws Bob and Martha, Bryan and Diana, the late Brad and his surviving spouse Lynda, the late Beth and Bob Moscrop, and their families.

 

Johnston JamesJOHNSTON, James Hallada - (Owner of J.H. Johnston Construction Company Ltd.) – Peacefully and surrounded by family at Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 in his 84th year.

Beloved Husband and best friend of Merele (nee Hewie). Devoted Father of James “Jim” Johnston (June), Loraine Teatro (the late Les), Elaine Forde (Robert) and Darlene Swift (the late Mike).

Adored Grandfather of Jenni Hubbert (Dave), the late James Johnston, Joe Teatro (Kelly), Tammy Moore (Randy), Katie Branscombe (Lee), Krissy LaForge (Dan), Michael Swift (Jessica), Kerri-Ann Swift and Jeffrey Swift (Brittany Morrison).

 

Leigh JoanLEIGH, Joan - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at St. Joseph's at Fleming on July 15, 2017 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Leigh. Cherished mother of Geoffrey and his wife Cecilia, Chris, James and his wife Lynn. Proud grandmother of Brian and Michael.

Joan was a lifetime member of St. John's Anglican Church where she was very involved with the Chancel Guild. She was also a 30 year Women's Auxiliary volunteer at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Civic Hospital).

 

Scott BobSCOTT, Robert Dent 'Bob' (RCAF, P.Eng.) - (1924 – 2017) - Bob Scott passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Peterborough.

Much loved husband of 66 years of Phyllis. Loving father of Susan and Nancy, dear friend and father-in-law of David Stewart, and adoring grandfather of Lindsay and John.

Bob is the last of his generation of the Scott family, born November 10, 1924 in Peterborough to George and Maisie Scott and predeceased by his sisters Peggy, Betsy and Eleanor and his brother Bill.

 

McPhie DonaldMcPHIE, Donald Ross - (Retired Employee after 37 years at Canadian General Electric, Co-Founding Member of Greenhill Housing Co-Op) -

Cherished husband of Elizabeth (Betty) for over 72 years, passed away peacefully at Royal Gardens, on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Adored and admired by his children: Joan (Frank O'Neill) of Vancouver; Paul (Linda) of Qualicum Beach, BC; Carolyn (Fred Hamblin) of San Diego, CA; Patty (Paul Harnden) of Peterborough; Peter (Helga) of Barrie; and Chris of Qualicum Beach, BC. Devoted Grandpa to fifteen grandchildren and very proud Great-Grandfather of fifteen great-grandchildren.

 

PURVES, Helen Winona 'Nona' (nee Johnston) - Passed away peacefully at Orchard Villa Long Term Care, Pickering on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 88 years of age.

Beloved wife of the late Murray Woodward Purves. Dear mom of Stephen (wife Lee), Scott (wife Tracy) and Paul (wife Karen). Proud grandma of Christopher (Angie), Stephanie (Travis), Tara Lee, Alexa, Dylan, Nathan and Courteney.

Sister of Yvonne, Irene and brother Russell. A special friend and niece to Susan Burnhardt.

 

Hayes BillHAYES, William Charles 'Bill' - While vacationing in Calgary with his daughter on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the age of 59.

Cherished husband of Libby Anglesey-Hayes for 28 years. Beloved Dad and best friend of his daughters Emily and Shelby.

Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Verna and his brothers John and Edward. Bill will be sadly missed by his closest friend and brother on earth Harold Kidd and his wife Sherri.

 

OKane SandyO’KANE, Sandra 'Sandy' (nee Barr) - (1947 - 2017) - Peacefully at home in Ennismore, surrounded by her family, on Friday July 14th, 2017.

Loving daughter of Dorothy and Arthur O’Kane in heaven.

Devoted and loving mother of Kevin (Marylou), Kellie (Juan) and Colin in heaven. Loving grandma of Samantha, Chazz and Stella.

Cherished sister of Wendy (Doug), Kathy and Danny in heaven.

 

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).

 

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.

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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.