1944 - 2004
Kowaltschuk, Berthold Georg (Bert) Bert died of ALS at age 60, at home surrounded by love and care on September 17, 2004. He is mourned by Mary (nee Whitney), his sweetheart and wife of 39 years; and his loving children, Lisa and Terry Noble, of Hastings, and Adam and Clare Kowaltschuk, of Newmarket. Opa will be missed by grandsons John and Mark Noble. Bert also leaves siblings and good friends Erika and Hans Steinhauser, Paul and Susan Kurrat, and Bob and Bev Whitney and their families. He is also survived by his greatly saddened Mama (Eugenia Kurrat), and family in Germany. Born in Poland, raised in Germany, Bert immigrated to Canada as a child and taught secondary school for over 30 years. He served the Lord and his community well. An intelligent and complex individual, he loved his family, all things natural, a glass of red wine, and spirited discussions of “things that matter”. A memorial service to celebrate Bert's life will be held on Saturday, October 2 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's United Church in Wiarton, with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. According to Bert’s wishes, a traditional ‘wake’ will follow the service at the Kowaltschuk home. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. At the family's request, flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations in Bert's name may be made to the ALS Society of Canada or LAMP (the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots).
1929 - 2004
Kleinman, Evelyn Hildegard - peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Thursday, September 9, 2004. The former Evelyn Hildegard Holz of Sauble Beach in her 76th year. Loving wife of Leslie. Cherished mother of Rosalyn and her husband Simon Peak, of Braintree, England; and Steven Martyn and his wife Melissa, of Pampelonne, France. Much loved grandma of Kim. Sadly missed by her brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews especially Bridgitte and Gary and Effie Helmstock (Evelyn’s best friend). Predeceased by her parents Otto and Hildegard, her brother Hans and her sister Hilkea. At Evelyn’s request cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Evelyn's Life will be conducted from the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Saturday September 18 at 1 o'clock. Rev. Jack Fearnall officiating. After the service, a Cedar tree will be planted in memory of Evelyn in the funeral home meadow followed by a luncheon in the reception room. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Sauble Beach Medical Clinic would be appreciated.
1936 - 2004
Given, Sarah “Sally” - peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Wednesday, September 8, 2004. The former Sarah "Sally" Florence Whalen Hammond of RR#1 Mar in her 69th year. Loving wife of Morgan. Cherished mother of Kim and her husband Joe Wright, of St. Catharines; Alice Given and Marti Guillou, of Guelph; and Andrew and his wife Bozena, of Thorold. Much loved Nanny of Jordan, Daniel, Joelee, and Morgan. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her parents Bill and Sybil Hammond and her brothers George, Fred, and Eric. Proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. #24, St. Catharines and the Ladies Auxilliary. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Sally's Life will be conducted from the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. David Leggatt officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Humane Society, V.O.N., or C.C.A.C. would be appreciated. A White Birch tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Sally.
1943 - 2004
Hay, Karole Ann - Surrounded by her family, in Wiarton, on Tuesday, August 10, 2004. The former Karole Ann Buchanan, of Wiarton in her 62nd year. Loving wife of Winston. Cherished mother of Keir, of Wiarton; Todd and his wife Kerri, of RR#2 Hepworth; and Lorelei MacMillan, of Durham. Proud grandmother of Taylor, Torey, Reid, Trent, Derek, Brenden, Zach, Luke, and Jade. Survived by her father Dawson Buchanan, of Moncton, NB; her sisters, Karen and her husband Robert Arthurs, of Thornhill, and Janice and her husband Len Brunka, of Toronto; and her brother Bruce Buchanan and his wife Diane, of Moncton, NB. Karole's love of people is evident in her children and her tireless work with Bruce Peninsula Hospice. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where a Vigil Service will take place at 8:45 p.m. Thence to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. Visiting one hour prior to Mass. Cremation to follow the service with interment in Bayview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Breast Cancer Research or to Bruce Peninsula Hospice would be greatly appreciated. A Mountain Ash tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Karole
1993 - 2004
Miller, Jake Ryan Team Captain for Cops for Cancer Peacefully, in his 12th year, Jake Miller on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at home with his loving family and pets. Jake Miller resided at RR#3 Hanover with his loving father and brother. Jake will be forever missed by his father Bob and friend Laura; and his mother Beth, of Beamsville. Jake was the best friend and big brother to Myles, and special friend to Fateema. Never forgotten by his Papa and Dema, Leslie and Helen Miller, of RR#1 Elmwood (519) 369-3648; his great-grandmother, Florence Holley, of Hanover; and his grandmother, Carleen (and the late Wes Weppler), of Millet, AB. Jake will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbours; especially by his Aunt Susie and Aunt Chell. Jake touched the lives of everyone he met. Friends may call at the Victory Fellowship Baptist Church, Hanover, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Jake's Life will be held from the church on Thursday at 2 o'clock. Cremation with interment in Hanover Cemetery. Services and arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Cops for Cancer or Childcan would be appreciated. An Ash tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Jake.
1933 - 2004
MacLeod, Roderick Gordon “Sir Rod” - Surrounded by his family, in Wiarton, on Friday July 16, 2004. Roderick Gordon MacLeod, of Oliphant in his 72 year. Predeceased by his wife Renee. Loving father of Laurie and Dave Huggett, Heather and John Haw, Tracey and Ray Bussink, and Joanne and Ed Seguin. Loving Papa of Dustin, Shoon, Lane, Samuel, and Nicholas. Special friend and Uncle of Dan MacLeod. Rod will be greatly missed by his family and many good friends. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where a Celebration of Rod's Life will be held in the chapel on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow the service with interment in Balsam Grove Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. A Silver Birch tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Rod. Gone fishing, “may your stringer always be full.”
1931 - 2004
Kennedy, D. Bruce - passed away peacefully at the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Wiarton on July 2nd, 2004 in the company of his wife of 52 years, Myrtle. Bruce will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, customers & business associates. Bruce was born Dennis Bruce Kennedy in Hamilton, Ontario & is predeceased by his parents Lorne & Beatrice Kennedy, 2 brothers (who died in infancy), and a number of aunts & uncles. Bruce owned & operated a successful building contracting business in the Sauble Beach area prior to his retirement in 2001. A Memorial Service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be announced at a later date and be held at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, which is handling cremation, memorial & related arrangements. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Wiarton Hospital, the Grey Bruce Health Centre Foundation, &/or the MRI Campaign would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel (519)422-0041. The Family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. K. R. MacNay & the staff of the Wiarton Hospital & to Bruce Peninsula Hospice.
1921 - 2004
Spetko, William “Bill” - Suddenly, at Mountain Lake, on Saturday, June 12, 2004. William Joseph Spetko of Wiarton in his 84th year. Loving husband of the former Josie Brenner. Cherished father of Nancy and her husband Bob Bearinger, of Owen Sound; Aleck and his wife Donna, of Wiarton; and Michael, of Kitchener. Grandfather of Courtney, Sarah, William, Melody, Joshua, Jesse, Zachary, Delainey, and Robert. Predeceased by his parents, Aleck and Helen; and his sisters, Nellie and Ann. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thence to Wilmot Missionary Church, RR#2 Petersburg where a funeral service will take place Thursday at 1 p.m. Visiting for two hours prior to service. A reception will follow the service prior to prayers and burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated. A Red Maple tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bill.
1947 - 2004
Quackenbush , William “Bill” Isaac - Suddenly, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Wiarton, on Wednesday, June 2, 2004. Bill Quackenbush, of Sauble Beach in his 57th year. Loving husband of the former Leonora Craig. Cherished father of Nicole Quackenbush and her partner Chris Schneider, of Orangeville; and Will Quackenbush and his partner Pam Brennan, of Guelph. Dear grandfather of Alexandra, Sarah, and Quinten Brother of Verna and her husband, Doug Parkin, of Ottawa; Jim and his wife, Marylou, and Lorne and his wife, Eileen, both of Acton; Larry and his wife, Edith, of Barrie; Vera Thomas, of Centreville, NB; and Edna and her husband, Alan Jones, of Hillsburgh. Sadly missed by his brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Lorne and Nancy; and one brother, Roy. Friends may call at the THOMAS C. WHITCROFT FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL in Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be conducted from the Chapel on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Jack Fearnall will officiate. Interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A Silver Maple tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bill.
1928 - 2004
Hicks, Lois Levina - Suddenly, surrounded by her family, at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. The former Lois Finn of Sauble Beach in her 77th year. Friend and loving wife of 55 years to Jerry. Dear mother of Marea Ellis, of Lion's Head. Adored sister of William Finn and his wife Jean, Jack Finn and his wife Margaret, all of Burlington, Lorne Finn and his wife Myra, of St. Catharines, and the late Robert Finn and his wife Joyce, who resides in Scarborough. Lois is sadly missed by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and her close friends Lorraine Shears and Dorothy and James Theobald. At Lois' request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. Arrangements entrusted to the THOMAS C. WHITCROFT FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519) 422-0041. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. A Flowering Dogwood tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Lois.