ABLE, Elsie Gertrude - Died peacefully Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in her 85th year.

She leaves behind her best friend & companion Paul Coveart & his family, children Gary, Larry & Cheryl, grandchildren & great grandchildren, brother David, sister Madeleine Johnston & niece Shirley Honig.

Elsie is predeceased by her mother Catherine Prior, father Robert Able, siblings Robert, Ethyl, Catherine & Jeannette & grandson Josh Palmer.


SWEETING, Sylvia M. - Passed away suddenly on March 9, 2017 in her 59th year.

Beloved daughter of the late Ellwood Sweeting and Beatrice Hannon (Richard). Loving mother of Ryan Coughlin (Priscilla), Kelly Parent (Hartley), and Robyn Sweeting-Crough. Sadly missed by her granddaughter Rylee Coughlin. Dear sister of Stephen, Lennie, Barry (Cindy), and Randy.


Martin JudithMARTIN, Judith Anne – Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the age of 69.

Judith, longtime employee of P.R.H.C. and the old Civic Hospital for 38 years.

Devoted wife of Ken. Loving mother of Randy and his wife Coleen. Predeceased by parents Clifford and Kathleen White. Loving sister to Nancy Purvis, and Marilyn Strub, and aunt to her many nieces and nephews.


DeCarlo Zakarow GinaDECARLO-ZAKAROW, Regina Mary Bernadette 'Gina' - R.N.A. – Long-time member of St. Peter’s Cathedral. Graduate of Sir Sanford Fleming School of Nursing. Past member of the YWCA. Past Kawartha Diving Champion and Ontario Champion for the Mile Swim.

Peacefully, with her loving friend and partner George at her side, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Regina of Peterborough in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of George Baird and the late George Zakarow. Loving mother of the late Mary Jean Zakarow. Daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary DeCarlo.


Croft JohnCROFT, John Linnen – Of Peterborough, passed away peacefully at Peterborough Reginal Health Centre on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was in his 78th year.

John, devoted husband to the late Pat Croft. Loving son of the late Alfie and Mary Ann Croft of Glasgow, Scotland.

Cherished father to Jackie Birch (Rick) of Campbellford, Linda Brown (the late Fred) of Peterborough, John (Kelly) Croft of Peterborough, and David (Sam) Croft of London, England.


Hutchison CindyHUTCHISON, Cynthia Bernice 'Cindy' - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cindy on March 6, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 60th year after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Cindy was the beloved wife and best friend of Martin “Marty” Hutchison for over 36 years.

Ever loving mother of Matthew Hutchison (Amy) and Michelle Branscombe (Steve). Proud Nana of Taylor, Connor, Jaden, A.J., Mackennzie, Tegan and Ryleigh.


Franks JohnFRANKS, William 'John' – Our beloved father left us on Monday, March 6th, 2017 to be with Mom, his loving wife Edith (nee Davis), who has been waiting for him for 18 years. John of Peterborough, formerly of Frank Hill Road, Emily, in his 92nd year.

Loving father of Wilma & Jim Dick, Donna & Deryl Yanch, David & Tracey Franks, and Wayne & Marianne Franks. Dad cherished and loved his time with his 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Son of the late Herman and Hazel Franks of Omemee. Dear brother of Evelyn (husband Russ Paxton) and the late Donald (surviving wife Lois), and much loved brother in law of Gladys (late Robert Fenwick) and the late Birdie (Bill Purcell), and Lenna (Nelson Lowes).John was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews and will be remembered by many other relatives and friends.


SMITH, Nancy Joan (Harrison) - Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Clarence.

Will be dearly missed by her children Susan (David), Heather (Don), Gerald (Julia) and David (Connie). Nancy was very proud of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Ansley BettyANSLEY, Betty - Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital Cobourg, Ontario on March 6, 2017 in her 84th year.

Dear mother of John, Ron (Mary Anne), Rick (Sandy).

Dear sister of Delbert Outwater. Predeceased by brothers Vernon & Carmon Outwater and sisters Margaret McGowan, Mary Kerkham and Dorothy Groves.


COLLINS, Donna - Passed away on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in her 55th year.

Cherished spouse of Kevin White. Beloved mother of Austin. Sadly missed by her mother Louise Beaulne and by her siblings Paul, Donald, Raymond (predeceased), Terry, Richard, Deborah and Laurie.

Donna will be missed by her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family and by her many special friends.


Keates KelseyKEATES, Kelsey Kathleen – Employee of General Motors, Oshawa. Passed away suddenly at St. Michael’s on Monday, March 6, 2017 in her 23rd year.

Precious daughter of Donna Keates (John Randall); and David Keates (Julie McFadden). Dearly loved sister to Allicia Keates and adored by her aussie Lexee.

Loving grand-daughter to Joan Corfe and the late Don Corfe, Larry Keates (Diana) and Dianne Keates (George Anderson). Cherished great grand-daughter to Viola Keates. Proud niece to Kevin Keates (Kerri), Will Carpenter (Tanya Guerin) and Sarah Carpenter; along with many cousins who loved her.

Sadly missed by Mike Davies (soul mate) and his mom Tammy Davies. She was also adored and will be missed by her huge circle of friends and coworkers.


Crawford MelvilleCRAWFORD, Melville Hill - Passed away peacefully at the P.R.H.C. on Sunday March 5, 2017. Mel Crawford of Selwyn in his 87th year.

Loved and missed by his wife of 61 years, Lorraine. Also sadly missed by his children Shawn Crawford (Angela) of Lindsay and Cindy Fisher (Gregory) of Peterborough.

Survived by his sister Fay Covert, sister-in-law Ruth Crawford and several nieces and nephews. Grandpa of Sarah, Meghan and Emily.


MOORE, Pauline Oglivy (nee Webb) - At Fairhaven on Sunday March 5, 2017. Pauline of Peterborough in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of Herb. Dear mother of Bev Moore of Brooklin, Nova Scotia, Lloyd Moore of Keene and Tracy Spence of Touro, Nova Scotia.


SORG, Jack Lewis - Passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in his 87th year.

Husband of Elva (nee Bolton). Loving father of Tracey (Scott Prikker), and Sherri. Proud grandpa of Camryn and Colin Prikker.

Brother of Betty, Bill (Maryanne) and the late Budd.


Barbe KennethBARBE, Kenneth Peter - Longtime Employee of Goodyear Canada Inc.

Passed away at Extendicare Lakefield on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kenneth Barbe, formerly of Toronto, in his 88th year. 

Beloved husband for 66 years to Averil (nee Vahey). Cherished father of Kenneth Thomas (Patti), Linda Skryzniak (Jerry), Brenda Barbe, Gary and Richard "Richy."


Niemann FritzNIEMANN, Friedrich Konrad 'Fritz' - Passed away Saturday March 4th, 2017, in his 81st year. With optimism, grace, strength and kindness, Fritz fought a brave battle with cancer. He passed with his loved ones by his side.

Born in Duisberg Laar, Germany May 28, 1936. Emigrated to Canada in his early twenties where he met his wife Margaret (nee Dixon), lived primarily in the Niagara area for many years and was an integral part of the running of The Buttery Theatre Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake for over 40 years.


Holdcroft EdnaHOLDCROFT, Edna Lois - (July 21, 1921 – March 3, 2017) - Edna Holdcroft (nee Rogers) passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the age of 95.

She was a nurse in Havelock for more than 30 years alongside her husband Dr. Don. She enjoyed golfing, travelling, and summers cottaging at Kosh.

Edna will be missed by children Dorothy (late Bill) Harrison, Shirley (George) Shipley, Jim (Marie), and Bill (Anne), grandchildren Peter, Wendy (late Jeff) Jones, Janet (Charles), Judy, Ayn, Bill (Carole), Diane (John), Patrick (Elaine), Jessica (Xander) and Heather (Eveline) Traxler, and many great-grandchildren.


GREENAWAY, Louie Loretta – At Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 3, 2017, Louie Greenaway of Hastings, in her 91st year.

Wife of the late Harold Greenaway (2013).

Beloved mother of James and Kenneth, both of Hastings. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Survived by her nieces and nephews.


HICKEY, Heather Isobel (nee Stillman, formerly Hill) – Peacefully, with her family at her side, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Friday, March 3, 2017, in her 58th year.

Heather, beloved husband of Greg Hickey. Loving mother of Jay Murray and Amanda Hill. Proud grandmother of Megan & Melanie Clements and Owen, Ava and Lena Hill.

Dear daughter of Elizabeth (nee Mitchell) and the late Donald A. Stillman. Sister of Keith Stillman (Patricia) and Sue Ketcheson (Shawn). Heather will be remembered by many other friends and relatives in Otonabee.


Carson GwenCARSON, Gwendolyne 'Gwen' Norma (Martindale) - Peacefully, knowing she was loved and in the hearts of her family and friends, Gwen (Lyne) passed away in comfort and care at St. Joseph’s at Fleming in Peterborough on March 2, 2017 at the age of 90.

She will be remembered with love and admiration by her husband Linden Carson and her daughters Christine and Mary Lynn (David). She will always have a special place in the hearts of her grandchildren, Nate (Kathleen), Hannah, Riley and Tess.

Her siblings Claire, Joyce, Bill, Bob and Mary, who all shared her sharp intelligence and love of laughter, predeceased her. She is survived by her sister-in-law Joan Joynt (Carson) and many nieces and nephews and their families who were all very special to her.


CROCKER, Alan Samuel 'Tim' - Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on March 2, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Jean (née Baker). Loving father of John (Louise) and Gail (Gary) both of Peterborough. Predeceased by his daughters Sharon Ferguson (Bob) and Lynn Hewitt (Tom).

Sadly missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Meagan, Luke, and Sam and his great-granddaughter Avery. Predeceased by his brother Doug.


Tougas KimTOUGAS, Kim Catherine - Peacefully after a brief illness on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at PRHC.

Kim was born June 6, 1957, in Welland, Ontario and graduated from Brock University with her double major (BSc) in Biology and Chemistry in 1982.

She was a beautiful, dedicated, and determined woman who worked as a Registered Massage Therapist and specialized in Manual Lymph Drainage, Homeopathy, and Reflexology for 30 years. She cared for so many individuals and God worked through her loving hands.


Vallings JillVALLINGS, Nancy Gillian 'Jill' - Of Peterborough, Ontario, formerly of Brighton, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 1st, 2017, in her 84th year.

Jill was predeceased by her brother Hugh MacCallum and his daughter Elizabeth (Liz). Jill leaves behind and is fondly remembered by her husband, Jack Vallings, Judith Nicholas (sister) & Glyn (brother-in law), Troon, Gwedhen; Barbara MacCallum (sister-in law), Sam & Anita.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Jed Vallings & Gillian Kearns (New Zealand), Judy Vallings (Calgary), Jennifer & Greg Vansteenkiste (Camlachie), Barbara Jane & Steven Willoughby (Desbarats), her treasured grandchildren Jeffrey, Hannah, Reid, Wesley, Ryan, Michael, and gifted caregiver and new family member Rosario Velado.


Jentzel PeterJENTZEL, Peter – Of Lakefield, peacefully at Lakefield Extendicare on February 28, 2017, in his 86th year.

Peter, loving husband of Barbara Jentzel. Son of the late Flora and Bertil Jentzel. Devoted father to Tristan (Ella) Jentzel of Windsor, and the late Mitchell Jentzel. Cherished grandfather of William (Lindsay) Jentzel of Canmore, Alberta, and Brianna Jentzel of Windsor. Great grandfather to Avin Jentzel.

Loving brother of Mary Miller (Don), and the late Diane McQuade. Peter will also be lovingly remembered by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


Beadman BillBEADMAN, William Maxwell 'Bill' – On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at his home in Keene, with his family at his side, a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, Bill Beadman entered into eternity with his Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ. Bill of Keene, formerly of Cochrane, in his 86th year.

Bill was the beloved husband of Carol Wagner for 22 years, and the late Betty Symons for 43 years.

Loving father of Tim Beadman, Darren Burry, Dallas Burry (Randy), Cameron Rennie and the late Betty Ann Beadman and Darrell Burry.


Thackeray EthelTHACKERAY, Ethel Georgina Bell (MacNaughton) - Peacefully, at PRHC, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Thackeray (March 20, 2005).

Loving mom of Peter Thackeray(Margaret). Proud grandmother of Laura and Sarah. Dear sister Alta, Bill and the late Jean. Daughter of the late George and Robena (nee Bell) MacNaughton. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.