Peterborough

 

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.

 

Hummel MorusHUMMEL, Morus - Artist - (1936 – 2017) - Peacefully at home on the 10th of March, 2017.

Beloved husband of Ingrid (née van Rooy). Loving father to Rupert (Claire) and the late Jeffrey (Michelle), Cyrus (Kelly), Thekla (Charlie), Saskia, and Emile (Charlotte). Adored Opa of Robert, Julia, Raymond, Saroya, Bosco, Demetrius, Naiia, Tatyana, Henry, Charlie, and Van.

Dear brother of the late Bosco (Marlene), Ferdinand (Dragica), the late Ismene, and Melanie (Christoph). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

 

Butcher DarleneBUTCHER, Marion 'Darlene' – (June 20, 1947 - March 10, 2017) - Darlene slipped away peacefully on her own terms.

She left a huge hole in the hearts of many including her husband Garry, her kids Charlene (Rick), Dave (Debbie) and Keith (Kate), her grandkids Jeff, Julian, Brittney, Lexie, Ayden, Seth and Marion (mother Megan) as well as her many brothers and sisters, including her twin sister Marlene.

 

Adams WayneADAMS, Wayne Roger - (Past OPP Officer, Vietnam Veteran, Member of Hastings RCL#106, Retired Product Engineer in Automotive Industry, Owner of Wayne’s Backhoe Service, Served as Lieutenant in RC Reserves) 

Peacefully, at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, with his wife at his side, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Wayne of Campbellford, formerly of Warkworth, Belleville, Scarborough and Brockville, ON in his 74th year.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Parks) for 33 years. Loving father of Michelle, Robin (Royal) and Craig. Dear grandfather of Jesse, Lily (fiancé Tyler Perry) and Isaac. Great grandfather of the late Katrina.

Son of the late Raymond & Gladys Adams. Brother of Sharlane (Lloyd Whalen) and the late Tim (surviving wife Glenda). Wayne will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Day BarryDAY, The Reverend Dr. Barry Bruce - Passed away suddenly in Peterborough ON, on March 9, 2017 in his 83rd year.

Predeceased by his parents Bruce and Greta Day of Winnipeg and his sister, Leona Day, he is survived by his sister Doreen (Jack) Lowe. Devoted husband of Lilia, his life-long soul mate who died so recently.

Proud and loving father of Kathryn (David Oikawa); Lorna (David Wilson) and Duncan (Liz Payette) and adoring grampa to Oliver, Simon, Hannah, Sam, Charlotte, Dexter, Neville and Lewis.

 

BASCIANO, Yola Adeline - (Retired General Electric Canada Employee) - Peacefully at Victoria Manor, Lindsay on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in her 88th year.

Beloved sister of Joseph Basciano. Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Eusebio Basciano and Mary Capone, sisters Mary McIntosh and Rose DeCarlo and brothers John, Leonard and Philip Basciano.

 

Wilkins WayneWILKINS, Wayne - With profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wayne (Wiener) Wilkins on March 9th, 2017 at Lakeridge Health surrounded by his loving family after a short but courageous battle with cancer, in his 70th year.

Survived by his devoted and loving daughter Kim Jones and her partner Doug, his adored grandson Ryan Jones (Desiree) and two great grandsons Ethan and Lucus who were Upa’s pride and joy. Will be sadly missed by Daisy his four-legged friend.

Predeceased by parents Ben and Mary Wilkins and two siblings. Survived by eight brothers and two sisters. Wayne was a Solid uncle to many nieces and nephews & great nieces and nephews.

 

Olan BryonOLAN, Bryon - Has gone to be with his Lord at Toronto General Hospital on March 9, 2017 in his 68th year and will be sadly and greatly missed by his loving family.

Predeceased by his parents Verna and Stan Olan, sister Maretta Fair (Joe), brother Allan Olan (survived by Nancy) and sister Irene Laird (Bill).

Bryon is survived by his much loved sisters Gail Gilmour (Wayne) and Dianne Sanderson (Paul), many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 

Karas SteveKARAS, Stephen Peter 'Steve' – Peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Jane Karas for 35 years. Dear father of Ken Karas (Cheryl), Sherri Cooper (Mike) and Shelley Orr (Doug). Loving grandfather of Carla, Keaton, Bobby, Alyssa, Matthew, Nathan, and great grandfather of Payton, Charlie and William. Brother of Tom and the late Alex and Harry.

Retired as an Elementary School Principal from the Wentworth County District School Board.