1947 - 2013
Thomas, Iris - of Wiarton, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Helen Iris Thomas (nee Robbins) at the age of 66 years. Cherished mother of Darren, of Miller Lake; Tony, of Kitchener; Sandra and her husband Mike Wyonch, of St. Catharines; Mark, of Pike Bay; and Tammy Thomas and her partner Chris, of Walkerton. Proud grandmother of Caleb Wyonch (Shelby), Marc Anthony Gravier, Amanda Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Jonah Thomas and Cole Thomas; and great-grandmother of Cadence Wyonch, and Sapphire Thomas. Forever missed by her brothers Calvin (Marie), of Miller Lake, Ken (Betty), of Englehart, and Bruce, of Wiarton; and sisters Sharon (Bob Thomas), of Wingham, Molly Simon, of Wiarton, and Wendy Bartley, and Goldie Bain, both of Lion's Head. Predeceased by her parents Bill and Jean (nee McFarlane); brother Joe Robbins; and sister Patricia Rose. Iris will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews, and her many friends at Bernice Limpert Lodge where she was so involved with organizing birthdays, card games and seeing to the comfort and care of her neighbours. Iris' 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 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6-9 PM. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the GBHS Foundation would be appreciated.
1912 - 2013
Halls, Dorothy - of Owen Sound and formerly Sauble Beach passed away at Mapleview Nursing Home, Owen Sound on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the age of 98 years. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
1924 - 2013
O'Connor, Warren - of RR#3 Hepworth, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Douglas Warren O'Connor at the age of 88 years. Loving husband for more than 70 years to Ruth (nee Tatum). Cherished father of Donna Linstead-Field and her husband Steve, of Durham; Phil "Joe" and his wife Joan, of RR#1 Wiarton; Peter, of Grand Valley; Bob, of RR#3 Hepworth; and Edith and her husband Paul McCartney, of RR#1 Wiarton; and daughter-in-law Linda O'Connor, of Chesley. Grandpa will be forever remembered by his 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Brother of Vera Maltby, of Erin; Alfred, and Stanley and his wife Norma, all of Coldwater; and Roger, of Parry Sound; and brother-in-law of Ollie and Moe Tendall, of Hanover; and Dixie Tatum, of Calgary. Warren will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Jim and Edith; son Bruce; daughter-in-law Bonnie; sister Helen Maltby; brothers-in-law Allan Maltby, Edwin Tatum, and Ross Tatum; sisters-in-law Shirley O'Connor, Marie O'Connor, and Margaret Tatum. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where a service celebrating Warren's life will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth. Donations to BPHS Foundation (Wiarton) would be appreciated.
1946 - 2013
Noon, Julia - of Thunder Bay, and formerly of Saugeen First Nation # 29 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Julia Elizabeth Noon at the age of 66 years. Mother of Michael Brousseau. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary Noon. A public graveside service will be held at the Saugeen Village Cemetery, Saugeen First Nation on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2 PM. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1920 - 2013
Hart, Ruth Janet Voga - of Owen Sound, peacefully at Hanna Walker Place on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Loving mother of Susan and her husband Norm Dejong, of RR#1 Shallow Lake. At Ruth's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Should you desire, donations to Victim Services Bruce Grey and Owen Sound would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1955 - 2013
Mason, Phillip "Phil" - of Saugeen First Nation #29, passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Monday April 22, 2013. Phillip James Mason at the age of 58 years. Loving husband and best friend to Janice (nee McRae) for over 23 years. Cherished father of Danielle Roote and her husband Richard Lees, of Saugeen. Devoted grandfather of Landon Ritchie-Roote and Isabella Lees. Brother of Gary Mason (Doug), Theodore Mason (Joanne), Allan Mason (Bonnie), Elwood Mason, all of Saugeen, Shirley Elliott, of Cape Croker, Marie Mason, of Saugeen, and Gayle (Bruce Stark), of Sauble Beach; and brother-in-law of David McRae, of London, and Louise McRae (Richard Mathers), of Ottawa. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father and mother James and Helen Mason; father-in-law and mother-in-law Roy and Hazel McRae; sons Landon Bernard-Roote and Greg Roote; and brother Matthew Mason. Family invite you to gather with them for visitation at the Wesley United Church, Saugeen First Nation on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 7-9 pm, where a service to celebrate Phil's life will be conducted on Thursday afternoon at 2 pm (visiting from 12-2 pm prior to the service). Cremation to follow. Donations to Little NHL fundraising or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1936 - 2013
Wordley, "Jim" William - peacefully, at his Tobermory home, on Saturday April 13, 2013 at the age of 76 years. Loving husband of Judy Adams. Cherished father of Debbie (Doug Jane), of Mississauga, Leslie (John Nixon), of Peterborough, Jim Wordley (Lorenna), of Milton; and step-father of Rob Rouse (Carolyne), Jeff Rouse (Marianne), and Greg Rouse (Nicole), all of Tobermory. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Michael, Kevin, Robert, Herlinda, Brittany, Connor, Eric, Natalie, and Alexis. Caring brother of Lois Mantle, of Smiths Falls; and step-brother of Richard Woods (Pat), of London. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Bettie Adams. Predeceased by his father Murray Wordley; mother Dorothy (nee Sanders); step-father Charles "Bud" Woods; father-in-law Tom Adams; and brother-in-law Jerry Mantle. Cremation has taken place. Family will gather at a later date to celebrate Jim's full and happy life. Donations to the Tobermory Health Services Auxiliary would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements completed from the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton, (519) 534-5341.
1943 - 2013
Travis, William "Bill" Earl - of Sauble Beach and formerly of Brampton, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Forever loved by his wife and best friend Peg (nee Ewles) for over 45 years. Cherished father of Melissa Travis and her partner Trevor Witzke, of Chesley, and Jeremy and his wife Andrea, of Owen Sound. Devoted grandfather of Devon and Abby. Brother of Bob Williams (Marg), of Wasaga Beach, Heather (Rod Fawcett), of Camilla, and Mearle (Gord Lee), of Erin; and brother-in-law of Steve Ewles (Kathy), and Reg Ewles. Son-in-law of Betty Ewles. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Pearle; and father-in-law Jim Ewles. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach, 519-422-0041 on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 7-9 pm, where a service to celebrate Bill's life will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Visiting one hour prior to service. Donations to Zion-Amabel United Church or GBHS Foundation would be appreciated.
1945 - 2013
Askin, Michael "Mike" - of Oliphant, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Michael Robin Askin at the age of 67 years. Loving husband to Jo (nee Brown) for 45 years. Cherished father of Lee-Anne and her husband Paul Lihou, of Parkhead; and Bob Stead and his wife Karen, of Oakville. Devoted grandfather of Brandon, Kathleen, Jimmie, Cara, Bruce and Max; and Great-grandfather of Rosalee, Ava, Ethan, Courtney, Elliott, Madison, and Brayden. Brother of Mark, of Big Bay; Nancy Stewart, of Brantford; and Robin, of Owen Sound. Brother-in-law of Ruth Anne (Don McKinnon), of Kilsyth, and Kathryn (Jim Somers), of Wasaga Beach. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Mary Jo; his brother Nick; brother-in-law Dennis Brown; and sisters-in-law Cindy Black, and Sherri Askin. At Mike's request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
1942 - 2013
Thomas, William Franklin "Bill" - of Red Bay, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the age of 71 years. Husband of Carol Ann (nee Murrell). Father of Sherry (Dale Highmore); and Bill Jr.. Grandfather of Amy, Dustin, Patrick and Beth. Brother of Victor (Lois), Marie, Colleen, and Gayle; and brother-in-law of Shirley Thomas, Bruce Mallard (wife Chris), Mary Lou Watson, Bert Murrell, and John Murrell (partner Cindy). Son-in-law of Mary Murrell. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Bessie; sister Olive; granddaughter Cherylene; and his faithful dog Bing. Bill's passions included fishing, boating, hunting and the outdoors. Special thanks to all the volunteer drivers at Home and Community Support Services, and all the staff. All the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Wiarton Hospital; Care Partners and their nurses. To the staff of the Wiarton Post Office; his good friend Bob Sullivan; the nurses and doctors of London Health Sciences Centre. And to Tom and staff of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home for their care. Cremation has taken place. At Bill's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations to BPHS Foundation or Home and Community Support Services (Wiarton) would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1921 - 2013
Kreutzwiser, Betty - of Wiarton, peacefully at Hanna Walker Place, Owen Sound on Friday August 16, 2013. Beryl Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Reid) in her 92nd year. Loving wife of the late Doug (2008). Mother of three children, Grandmother of three and Great-Grandmother of three. She will be lovingly remembered by her children and spouses, Reid (Marilyn), Jill Vogelsberg (Mike), and Lary (Caroline). Beloved Nana of Zane (Melissa Truong), Ryan (Danielle Chretien), and Paul (Jamie); and proud Great-Grandmother of Evan, Kara, and Katy. Born in Belleville, Ontario, she was the 5th of 15 children. Betty was an accomplished artist with a keen eye and love for her local environment who painted passionately for most of her life. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. At Betty's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service and cremation has taken place. Donations to Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.