Dawson MichaelDAWSON, Michael Kenrick - Peacefully, at the PRHC, with his family by his side on Friday, September 29, 2017, at the age of 47.

Michael, dearly beloved son of heartbroken parents Gary and Diane Dawson.

Grandson of Jean Poole. Dear great-nephew of Alf Dawson, and nephew of Linda Gordon (who was like his second mother), Lynn, and Carol Dawson, and Bill Poole. Loved cousin of Charlie & Caroline Gordon, Lisa & Hart Webb, and their families.

Also missing Michael is his second family at Christian Horizons on Hetherington Drive, and his many other extended family members.


Ellis JoyceELLIS, Joyce Alice (Herbert), W.R.N.S. WW II - At Canterbury Gardens, Peterborough, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017, in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of the late John Robert Ellis. She was predeceased by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Edward James Herbert of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.

Joyce was the youngest of three children, predeceased by her sister Amy (Sid) Mansfield of Cambridge, England, and brother Hugo John (Mary) Herbert of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, Mary & Pete Cox of Toronto, and Doris Snook of London.


Westropp MaryWESTROPP, Mary Jean (nee Elmhirst) - (Age 92 years) – Peacefully on September 28, 2017 with her loving family by her side.

Wife of the late Roy Westropp. Loving mother of Anne (deceased) and Barb. Much loved grandmother of Andrea (Tyler) Spratt and great grandmother of Charlotte and Oakleigh.

Daughter of the late Stephen and Laura Elmhirst of Indian River, sister of Dick Elmhirst (deceased) and Blanche Jackson of Kanata. Mary will be fondly remembered and missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Downer MarionDOWNER, Sister Marion Teresa (Immaculata) - (1926 - 2017) -

The Sisters of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, (Hamilton) are saddened to announce the death of Sister Marion Downer at St. Joseph’s Residence Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in her 60th year as a Sister of St. Joseph.

She was the daughter of the late Gilbert Downer and Ita Tobin. She was predeceased by her brother Paul and her sister Jeanette. She will be remembered by cousins in Peterborough and the United States and the members of her religious family, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister was born and raised in Peterborough and came to Hamilton to teach. It was here that she answered the call to enter religious life. Sister Marion was a dedicated teacher and a gifted musician and possessed a wry sense of humour. She taught in the Hamilton area and she shared her musical gift as a private music teacher and a church organist.


NOBLE, Sandra L. (Stahurski) – Daughter Lisa Noble (Tom Gibson) and her two children: Ryan Noble (Kim) and Bailey Noble, are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mom/Nana on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, after a long and very brave battle with cancer at the age of 67.

Sandra is also the dearly loved “Grama” of Bobbi Riley and her two children: Alisha and Michaela. She was predeceased by her daughter Carol (Sept. 19, 2017), parents Edward and Gina Stahurski, and three siblings.

Sandra is survived by her wonderful and loving sister; Donna Dwinnell (Wayne) of BC. She will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews, cousins, a very helpful and good friend; Lisa Cleary, and a wonderful life-long childhood friend; Carolyn Attridge.


Christman JillCHRISTMAN, Gillian Margaret 'Jill' (Davis) – (November 22, 1943 – September 26, 2017) - Passed away with her family by her side, at PRHC, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jill was wife to the late Jim Christman (2005), cherished mother of Jamie (Milena), Jon (Yvonne) and Jeff. Loving sister of Wendy & Dean Rollwagen and the late Keith Davis & surviving wife Sue.

Proud Nana to Davis and Marc. A very special Aunt to Matthew (Teri), Tim (Laura), Christopher, Leigh (Simon) and Kristen (Christian). Amazing "Grauntie Jill" to Kaiyus, Ike, Sierra and Lily.


Dobratz StanleyDOBRATZ, Stanley Levina - (May 16, 1936 - September 26, 2017) - Passed away peacefully at Riverview Manor in Peterborough, ON.

Stan is joining his daughter Robin and leaving behind his son Leonard and daughter Tammy Laroche (Stephen Bowen), as well as their mother Grace (nee Lamothe).

Grandpa Sam will also be missed by his grandchildren Michelle Laroche (Matt McCarrell), Joshua Laroche (Jamie Lynn Thibeault) and Sheehan Laroche. Stan will also be missed by his step-grandchildren Kirk, Christian and Felicity Bowen.

Stan was also blessed to have five great grandchildren Lillian, Phoenix, Deklan, Harlan and James.


PRIOR, Robert - Peacefully, at Riverview Manor on September 26th, 2017 in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of Mavis.

Loving father of Elizabeth (Richard), Stephen (Els), Ann (Ron) and Tim (Connie). Grandpa of Alison, Jessica, Eric, Katie, Madeline and Thomas. Great-grandpa of Olivia.


Wheeler Thomas 2WHEELER, Thomas (Cisco) - Passed away peacefully on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), age 49.

Loving father of Woodrow Oliver Wheeler ("Woody"), and beloved friend to Jennifer Nisbett (loving mother of Woody).

Survived by Thomas' mother Rose-Marie Cisco; father Parry Wheeler; sister Elizabeth MacKinnon; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.


KING, Thomas John 'Tom' - Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Patricia Ann (nee Smith). Loving father of Stephen (Kelly), Ian (Melanie) and Susan (Ken). Proud grandad of Brittany (Kyle), Jessica (Marc), Brett (Rebecca), Rachel, the late John, Cole (Jessica), Kenny (Chelsea). Great grandad of Ashton, Parker, Paisley and Kharis.

Survived by his sisters, Hilda and Eileen of the U.S.A.


Sheedy EleanorSHEEDY, Eleanor Mary - (July 29, 1923 - September 23, 2017) - Peacefully in her 95th year at Stillwater Creek Residence, Nepean ON, surrounded by her loving children.

Daughter of Mabel and James Kelly Sheehy of Peterborough and sister of Adele (John Armstrong) and Merrell (Bill Morrissey). Predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Eugene John; brothers Jim, Fergus and Bill Sheehy and sister Marnie Hayes.

Survived by her ever grateful children, John (Rosalie Spargo), Rosemary (John Redfern) and Richard (Janet Heffernan) as she was instrumental in our lives as a special mother, role model and friend.

Grandchildren Adam, Kyle, Carla (Andy Boutwell) and Ryan (Kendra Hobbs) will miss their wonderful Grammy, who was their number one cheerleader and original golf instructor. We all felt lucky that she passed on her love of golf and her proficiency of the game to two generations.


Brault SparkyBRAULT, Donald Anthony 'Sparky' - It is with immense sadness that the family of Sparky Brault announces his passing at Peterborough Extendicare on Saturday September 23, 2017, in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of the late Ethel Brault.  Cherished dad of Donnie (Josie) of Douro, Dougie (Lesa), Janet Nayler (Len Lockwood), both of Peterborough and Cindy Brault (Greg Davey) of Douro.

Dear grandpa and poppa of Dan (Tabitha), Corey (Vanessa), Cecelee (Greg), Joshua, Travis, Ashley, Christopher, Andrew, Jenny (Arthur), Sean, Marcus, Sierra and great grandpa of Lyla Jane.


Leeper DickLEEPER, Richard William 'Dick' - Dick entered peacefully into his eternal rest at Fairhaven Nursing Home, Peterborough, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday September 23, 2017, in his 89th year.

Dick Leeper has now gone to join the love of his life Violet, his wife for 66 years. Dick loved his family and always held them close to his heart. Dick had a passion for gardening and the farm.

Most adored and special dad by his children Dave (Rhonda), Doug (Lori), Deb Davis (Jeff), and Dan (Christine).


HUNTER, Mary 'Molly' - Suddenly at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Molly, beloved wife of 57 years to Bill.

Loving and devoted mother of Evelyn Reid and her husband Ross. Cherished Grandmother of Kyle Reid (Jodi), and Eryn Casely (Andrew).


VanBeek MarieVanBEEK, Marie Helen - Unexpectedly at PRHC Palliative Care, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in her 81st year.

Beloved wife of Harry VanBeek. Loving mother of Helen Lake (Philip), Joan Hogendoorn (Gary) and David VanBeek (Christina) and the late Brian VanBeek.

Proud grandmother of Jason, Lee-anne (Steve), Philip (Holly), Kristen (Paul), Shannon (Warren), Dawson, Devon and Alexander; and great-grandmother of Hayden, Maddox, Haylee, Nixen, Briegan and Jake.

Dear sister of Carl (Valerie), Neil (Sue), the late Ray (survived by Donna) and the late Verna. Predeceased by her parents Mansell and Mary Finney; and son in law Benny Hogendoorn.


Joore JohannaJOORE, Johanna Gertrudis – In her 71st year, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer, at PRHC on September 22, 2017.

Born in Blaricum, Netherlands; immigrated to Ontario at the age of 4. She worked for many years as a RNA at St. Joseph's Hospital and was a long-time employee of The Liftlock Group.

Daughter of the late Catharina and Jacobus Joore; sister of Thomas Joore (Carolyn), and Barry Joore (Barb); deeply missed by her daughters Meghan DeMan (Paul), Jennifer Endicott (Michele), Vanessa Dinesen (Wayne), and the late Angela Sedore. Loving Oma to Saira, Vincent, Carter, Olivia, Zander, and Dezmond.


Gilmurray JohnGILMURRAY, Dugald Baird 'John' - At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the age of 85.

Predeceased by Isabel, his beloved wife of 57 years.

Loving father of Karen Nichol (Tim Caddigan) and loved grandfather of Chantelle, Brianna, and Brendan.


Robb AlvinROBB, Alvin Richard - (Longtime church member Ferndale Bible Church and Immanuel Baptist Church Toronto, Retired General Motors Employee)

Peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 87, Alvin was welcomed by the Lord.

Alvin was the beloved husband of Sarah Elizabeth “Marie” (nee Wright).

Loving father of Richard (Sandy Copland), Valerie Noland (Leslie) and Karen Allen (Robert). Cherished grandfather of Lauren Walker (Brad), Leanne Theaker (Ian), Lucas Robb, Keith Noland, Mark Noland, Evan Noland, Courtney Campbell (Ryan), and Breanne Allen. Great grandfather of Hudson, Hadley, Landon and Mallow.


Strode BillSTRODE, William 'Bill' - It is with great heartache that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Strode on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in his 71st year.

Bill will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and doting Papa. Son of the late Albert and Edith Strode (nee Bryant). He is survived by his wife Linda; children Jeff, Billy, Rob, Steve, Crissy; brother Al; sisters Dorothy and Shirley; nieces, Laurie, Julie, Sharlene, and 11 grandchildren who love and miss him dearly.

Bill served as a prominent member of the community as community co-ordinator for the Peterborough Special Olympics for over 25 years, previously working for Quaker Oats and serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force.


LEE, Iris - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at PRHC on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of Ray of 42 years. Cherished mother of David (Melanie), Diane and step-mother of Chris (Roger) and Ray Jr. (Lenore).

Iris will be remembered by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, nieces, nephews and extended family.


Blackman JackBLACKMAN, John James 'Jack' - Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the age of 86.

Jack, dearly beloved husband of the late Doreen, and dear father of Teuta. Dear grandfather of Ashley Dunford. Dear brother of Regina Reid and uncle of Phil and Leasa.

Jack will be sadly missed by dear friends Elmer and Thelma.


Wilson JanetWILSON, Janet Cynthia  - Passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Home, Peterborough, on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Janet Wilson, formerly of Scarborough, in her 82nd year.

Loved and missed by her son Stephen Wilson (Connie) of Campbellford and her daughter Lisa Armorer-Clarke (Nigel) of Florida.

Dear grandmother of Soleil Fitzroy (Omar), Shaq Armorer-Clarke, Andrew Reid (Meghan), Brandon Bernier (Kayla), Shannon Bernier and great-grandmother of Kingston, Kenneth, Destiney, Yassmine, Trayton, Logan and Lexi.


Johnson MarthaJOHNSON, Martha Jane - (April 19, 1965 - September 20, 2017) -

Passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Loving wife of Bob, mother of Katie and Brooker and daughter of Jim and Esther Elliott.


Metcalf MarilynMETCALF, Marilyn Joan - Went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 just seven days prior to her 84th birthday.

Beloved wife of Stan for over 65 years.  Loving mother of Sherry Ellison (Glen), Rob (Judy), Virginia Tilstra (Michael) and Sandra-Joy Robinson (David).

Cherished grandma of Benjamin (Brianne), Mark (Krystine), Daniel, Andrea (Josh), Julie, Karen (Shannon), Melinda (Jordan), Andrew (Kimberly), Katelyn (Jonathan), Isaac, Victoria, Brent (Alisa) and Bradley and great-grandma of 20.


Thomson LyndaTHOMSON, Lynda Jane (nee Laugher) - Passed away at P.R.H.C. on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017. Lynda Thomson of Lakefield was in her 71st year.

Loving wife of Dr. Keith Thomson for 25 years. Beloved mother of Lisa (Tom), Julie, Michael (Jazmine), Kenda (Trevor), Jared, and Shealin (Filip). Cherished Nana to Jesse, Caleb, Koen, and Knox.

Dearest sister of Carol (Wilf). Lynda will be dearly missed by the family dogs Lacey and Huck. Dearly missed by all of her friends.


Watson HelenWATSON, Helen Aileen - Died at Empress Gardens September 19, 2017 in her 88th year.

She was predeceased by her parents Harry Watson (1936) and Jean Black (1987) and sister Betty (1943). She leaves her dear sister Dorothy MacKenzie and many cousins.

Her teaching career of 29 years was with Hamilton Board of education mainly in library work.