1917 - 2013
McKinnon, Earl - of Wiarton, peacefully at Southampton Care Centre on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. John Earl McKinnon at the age of 96 years. Beloved father of Don and his wife Ruth, of Kilsyth, and Shirley and her husband Jim Sinclair, of Wiarton. Cherished grandfather of David (partner Olivia Hamilton), Bryce (partner Melanie Scott), Dawn-Marie (partner Fred Belanger), John, Mary-Lynn Sinclair (partner Mathew Growden), and Dianne McCartney (partner Kevin Harders); and great-grandfather of Andrea, Isabella, Charles, J.-J., Lachlan, Austin, Nathan and Avi. Predeceased by his parents David and Blanche; and a daughter, Sheila; and his dear wife Merle (nee Kelly). Earl will be fondly remembered as the owner of "The Hitching Rail", and his interesting stories of his involvement with building the AVRO Arrow. Family invite friends to gather at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where a service will be held Monday at 2 o'clock. Spring interment in Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Members of Cedar Lodge #396 will provide a Memorial Service Sunday evening at 6:30 PM. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the CNIB would be appreciated.
1952 - 2013
Pew, Margot Ruth (nee Williams) - of Allenford, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the age of 60 years. Loving wife of 42 years to Jim. Devoted mother of Carrie Anne Pew, of Allenford, Reg and his wife Sarah, of Oakville, and Janice and her husband Greg Morrison, of Tara. Cherished grandmother of Jake, Spencer, Violet, Ally and James; and great-grandmother of Allie. Much loved sister of Judy (Tom Maxwell), of Guelph. Sadly missed by brother-in-law Murray Pew (Janet); sister-in-law Karen Sturt-Smith; and Glen Sturt-Smith. Dear daughter-in-law of Peter and Bernice Pew, of Oliphant. Special aunt of Matt, Sandi, Greg, Danielle, Joanna and Ryan. Predeceased by her parents Jim and Bertha; her grandmother Marjorie Williams; brother-in-law Gord Pew; and sister-in-law Marjorie Pew. Margot was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and caregiver who will be fondly remembered for her love of cooking and sharing those recipes with those she loved. Family invite friends to gather with them at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Road 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 for a time of visitation on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 12:30-2 pm, where a service celebrating Margot's life will be conducted at 2 o'clock. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Wiarton Hospital would be appreciated.
1916 - 2013
Wright, Lloyd - Veteran of WWII with the Oxford Rifles - peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Lloyd Clark Wright at the age of 96 years. Loving father of Jim (Lynn), of Pike Lake, and Roseann (Ed Bignucolo), of Azilda. Proud grandfather of Michael Bignucolo (Carey), Robby Bignucolo (Jen), James Wright (Cherie), and Derek Wright (Wendy); and greatly missed by his 12 great-grandchildren Benjamin, Matthew, Ava, Lilly, Jared, Joshua, Emma, Jacob, Greg, Megan, Alora, and Abby. Devoted brother of Orville (Martina), Lillian Taylor, and Mary Myles, all of Wiarton, and Jim, of Mississauga; and brother-in-law of Al Perch. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Stan and Rose; brothers Stan Jr., Albert, and Roy; sisters Shirley Ebel and Gladys Perch; brothers-in-law Ken Taylor, Zeke Myles, and Roger Ebel; sisters-in-law Audrey Wright, Pearl Wright, Millie Wright, and Donaline Wright. Lloyd wore many hats. He gave 35 years as a volunteer firefighter; was a gifted well-driller; all around handyman; and as times went on spent many hours sitting in his porch watching over Bluewater Park and telling may stories of his youth to his family. He will be greatly missed. Family invite you to gather with them for visitation on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St. Wiarton (519) 534-5341, where a service to celebrate Lloyd's life will be conducted on Saturday at 11 AM. Spring interment in Bayview Cemetery. Donations to Gateway Haven or GBHS Wiarton would be appreciated.
1947 - 2013
Marshall, John Alfred - (affectionately known as Johnny Boy or Mush), shared his passion for life with his beloved partner, Marsha Bond, traveling the world and trekking to auctions and flea markets in his sassy 350Z. His sense of humour was legendary, sharing daily tales about his cherished children - Jody, Tiffany and Lyndsay (Dave). Some of his most precious moments were as proud Papa to Jackson, Maddox, Zach and Matthew. Family to John extended beyond traditional boundaries to include his incredible fishing buddy, Potty, dear Zoe, many special friends and the little Black "B" - Boomer. John was born on March 25, 1947 to Jim and Dolly Marshall and spent his childhood "dancing the line" and "pushing the boundaries" with his three sisters - Tanya, Stephanie and Mignonne. He embraced life through his career choices - on the ambulance, as a firefighter, inspector, and ultimately the Chief of Fire Prevention for the London Fire Department. John's passions included fishing, artwork and music, and a life long romance with motorcycles. He lived in a world of hopes and dreams and never acknowledged the term, "I can't". He was a brave, colourful man with a huge heart and an unforgettable presence. "John, you spent a lifetime protecting us and we will carry you around in our hearts forever. We miss you already." "To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever." Condolences and donations to the charity of your choice may be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, (519) 422-0041 www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com
1980 - 2013
Trask, Jaimie - peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her RR#2 Allenford home on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The former Jaimie Dawn Hill at the age of 33 years. Loving mother of Austin and Hailey, both at home. Cherished daughter of Wayne and Beth (nee Knight) Hill, of RR#2 Allenford. Sister of Josh and his wife Melissa, of Allenford. Granddaughter of Lowell and Darlene Knight; and daughter-in-law of Ross and Bev Trask. Sadly missed by special friend Rob Ferrier; and her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by her grandparents Alex and Vivian Hill. Jaimie had a huge circle of friends, whom she described as "the family I picked myself." A service to celebrate Jaimie's life will be conducted from the Zion-Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach on Friday, June 28 at 2 o'clock, with a reception to follow at the Hill farm (7332 Hwy 21, RR#2 Allenford). Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Austin and Hailey Educational Trust would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
1950 - 2013
Spetko, Al - of Wiarton, at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Aleck William Spetko at the age of 63 years. Loving husband to Donna (nee Knudsen). Cherished father of Melody, of Tampa Bay, FL; Joshua (partner Diana), of Oshawa; Jesse, of Saskatoon; Zachary, of Thornhill; Rory Carroll, of Calgary; and Delainey Carroll, of Barrie. Dear brother of Nancy (husband Bob Bearinger), of Colpoy's Bay, and Michael Spetko, of Vancouver; and brother-in-law of James Knudsen (Lydia), of Embro, and John Knudsen (Barb), of Woodstock. Son-in-law of Robert Knudsen (late Marion). Treasured uncle of Sarah Bearinger (partner Jeff Carver), Courtney Bearinger, and Rob Spetko. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Josie; and his son Billy. Al's family invite you to join them for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 7-9 PM, where a service to celebrate his life will be conducted on Saturday at 2 o'clock (visiting one hour prior to service). Interment of cremated remains in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the BPHS Foundation, Salvation Army, or to Nature Conservation would be appreciated.
1941 - 2013
George, Rod - of Saugeen First Nation #29, peacefully at the Southampton Care Centre on Monday, June 10, 2013. William Roderick George at the age of 71 years. Husband to the former Sharon Kahgee. Loving father of Lisa George, of Southampton; and grandfather of Alexander George. Cherished brother of Clayton George (late Leda), of Saugeen; Priscilla George, of Toronto; Diane (Mrs. Floyd Crowell), Brian George (Cheryl), John George, and Deb Mandawoub, all of Saugeen. Sadly missed by a sister-in-law, Donna George; and his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Alvin and Grace; brothers Ronald, Leland, and David; and baby sister Sherry Mandawoub. Family invite you to gather with them for visitation at the Wesley United Church, Saugeen First Nation on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 7-9 pm, where a service to celebrate Rod's life will be conducted on Friday afternoon at 2 pm (visiting from 12-2 pm prior to the service). Cremation to follow. Donations to CCAC or VON would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1956 - 2013
Janssens, Marla - of Wiarton, and formerly of Lion's Head, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The former Marla Susan White at the age of 57 years. Loving wife to Danial. Cherished mother of Matt Gill and his wife Michelle, of Lion's Head, Shawn Gill, of Owen Sound, Andy Ryan and his wife Ann, of Windsor, Angela and Pietra Holmes, of Owen Sound, and Adrian Jansses and Pete Pedoniquott, of Cape Croker. Dear grandma of Ashlyn, Mathew Jr., Tyler, Hailie, Shawn Jr., Lucas, and Owen. Devoted sister of Jolynn Belbeck and her partner Ron, and John White and his wife Deb. Sadly missed by her father-in-law Andre DeReyck, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Ronald and Marilyn, and her mother-in-law Dorothy DeReyck. Marla served her community through the Lion's Head Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of the Library, and her devotion to those in need. At Marla's request, cremation has occurred. Family will organize a graveside service in St. Thomas later in the summer. Marla would appreciate donations to any Children�s charity, the Canadian Red Cross, or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1941 - 2013
Haus, Brunhild - of Wiarton, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Wednesday June 5, 2013. The former Brunhild Barwald at the age of 72 years. Loving wife to Helmut. Cherished mother of Bonita (Chris Duft), of Caledon Village, and Illona Haus (Janet). Devoted grandma to Simon and Riley. At Brunhild's request, cremation has taken place. Donations to the Salvation Army (Wiarton and area) would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements completed from the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton, (519) 534-5341.
1943 - 2013
Edmonstone, Mareda - of Tobermory, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Lion's Head on Friday, May 24, 2013. Mary Ellen Mareda Edmonstone (nee Watson), at the age of 69 years. Loving wife and best friend of Bud for 55 years. Cherished mother of Ellen and her husband Bud Hill, of Tobermory, Pam Edmonstone-Pedro, of Owen Sound, and Susan Edmonstone and her husband Simon Iemants, of Tobermory. Proud grandmother of Deven, Vicky, Wendy (Mike), Derek (Melissa), Buddy, Shane (Steffanie), Chris (Vanessa), and Jami (Steve); and great-grandmother of Thalia, Taysia, Ty, Jessica, Brayden, Zachary, Kayla, Ethan, Kylee, Brooklyn, Lucas, Quintin, and Aireonna. Loving sister of Viola (Lloyd Adams), of Tobermory, and Nelson Watson (Kathy), of Englehart. Fondly remembered as a loving sister-in-law of Ray Edmonstone, Marilyn Ietswaard, and Anne (Kevin Dunham). Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents A.J. and Winnie; her son Jamie (2005); and sisters-in-law Marjorie (and husband Elmer Siegrist), and Edna Edmonstone. Family invite friends to join them for visitation at the Light and Life Community Chapel, 7347 Highway 6, Tobermory, on Sunday May 26, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where a service to celebrate Mareda's life will be conducted Monday afternoon at 1 pm. Interment in Dunk's Bay Cemetery, Tobermory. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
1938 - 2013
Berfelz, Lorne "Slab" - of Wiarton, suddenly at his residence on Monday, May 20, 2013. Lorne Edward Berfelz at the age of 75 years. Devoted partner to Karen Dudda. Cherished father of Lorinda (Marc VanDooren); Ron Berfelz; and Tanya Berfelz. Proud grandfather of Kevin VanDooren, Alicia VanDooren, and Zachary Berfelz; and great-grandfather of Xantha VanDooren. Brother of Harold; George; Roy (partner Terry); Stan (wife Wenda); and Carl (wife Gloria). Sadly missed by Judy Berfelz, and his many nieces and nephews. "Gizzy", Slab's best friend and companion will miss their daily walks. The family invite you to join them for the sharing of stories, music and food during a memorial gathering at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 3-6 PM. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BPHS Foundation, or London Health Sciences would be appreciated.