1941 - 2013
Buchanan, Gordon - peacefully at his Oliphant home surrounded by friends and family, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. John Gordon Buchanan at the age of 72 years. Devoted husband and best friend to Fairlene "Fairy" (nee Skene) for 38 years. Loving father of Charlene (Dale Cornfield), of Oliphant; Shaun Winch (Sandra), of Park Head; Shane Winch, of Owen Sound; Bob Buchanan (Aggie), of North Carolina; Keith Buchanan (late Sue), of Brampton; Todd Buchanan, of Barrie; and Tammy (Rob Van Velden), of Markdale. Cherished grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 5. Brother of Linda (Phil Steffler), of Shallow Lake, David Buchanan (Joyce), and Ruth Anne (Tim Fries), all of Wiarton; and brother-in-law of Helen Porter, Marj Smith, Harriet Skene, and Joyce Skene, all of Wiarton, and Lorne Dennis, of Vancouver. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Ruth; 12 brothers-in-law; and 7 sisters-in-law. Family invite you to gather with them for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Monday, August 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service to celebrate Gord's life will be conducted from the Chapel on Tuesday August 20 at 1 o'clock. Interment in Balsam Grove Cemetery, Oliphant. Donations to the Friends of Gateway, RCL Br. 208 Ladies Auxilary, or to the VON would be appreciated.
1925 - 2013
Bartley, Bernice - of Wiarton, peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Bernice Marie Bartley (nee James) at the age of 88 years. Loving wife of Mel. Cherished mother of Dennis Hunt (Barbara), of Oakville, and Mary (Rod Saunders), of Walter's Falls; and step-mother of Pat Wardrop, of Nanaimo BC, Connie (Tom Finlay), of Havelock, Bill Bartley (Barb), of Wiarton, Murray Bartley (Joan), of Durham, Steve Bartley (Karen), of Calgary, and Donna (Roger Hepburn), of Wiarton. Loving grandmother of Shirria, Rick, Belinda and Michael Hunt, Steven Gilmore, and Ian Britton; and great-grandmother of Emily, and Brittany. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Valarie James and Olive James; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Christopher and Mary; husband Edward Hunt; daughter Betty; sister Irene (John Anderson) and brothers Ross (Edna), Stanley (Hazel), Grenville (Rennie), Bob (Florence), Marshall, Ken (Fran), Warren, Clinton, and Arnold (Beth). Bernice worked at the TB hospital in Gravenhurst; during WWII, at the age of 16, was an overhead crane operator; later finishing her working career as an RPN. Family invite you to gather with them for a time of visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 7-9 PM. A funeral service to celebrate Bernice's life will be conducted from St. Margaret's Church (Anglican), Rutherglen, on Monday August 19 at 2 o'clock, with visiting two hours prior. Cremation to follow with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. Donations to St. Margaret's Church, or the RCL Branch 586 Hepworth would be appreciated.
1931 - 2013
Locker, Irene - of Chesley, peacefully at Hanover Care Centre on Friday, August 9, 2013. The former Irene Lorraine Small at the age of 82 years. Loving wife and companion of George. Devoted mother of Lorrie (Dennis Dipple), of Surrey, BC, and Sharon (Fred Nettle), of Welland. Cherished grandmother of Greg (Anne) & family, Sara (Sean) & family, and Meagan (Alan); great-grandmother of 7; and great-great-grandmother of 2. Dear sister of Marjorie "Mickie" (Larry McEwen), Charlie Small (Doreen), and Marguerite (Cliff Boles). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Ruby; sisters Mary, Ruth, and Faye; sister-in-law Lorena (and husband George); and brothers-in-law John (and wife Beatrice), Wayne Locker, and infant. Irene loved her church community, and was extremely involved in its activities. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held, with interment in Ebenezer United Church Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1943 - 2013
Kewageshig, Martin - of Stoney Point and Saugeen, suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex Hospital on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Martin Carmen Kewageshig at the age of 70 years. Loving husband and best friend to Noreen (nee George)for 49 years. Proud father of Martin Kewageshig Jr. and Joanne (nee Bender) Kewageshig, both of Stoney Point, Chris Kewageshig, of Toronto, and Bob Van Eyk and Debbie Van Eyk, both of Calgary. Cherished grandfather of Kristene Van Eyk, Jesse Kewageshig, Taylor Van Eyk, Carmen Kewageshig, Alicia Kewageshig, and Randal Kewageshig. Brother of Morris Kewageshig, Willard Kewageshig, and Elaine Tanner. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Electa Jean (nee Solomon); brothers Leonard, Gordon, and Lawrence; and sister Kathy. There will be public visitation from the Wesley United Church, Hwy 21, Saugeen First Nation #29 on Saturday from 7-9 pm and on Sunday from 7-9 pm, where a service will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2 o'clock. Interment in Saugeen Village Cemetery, Hwy 21. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. .
1939 - 2013
Hammel, Garwood "Gar" - peacefully at his Wiarton residence, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Garwood Carl Lorne Hammel at the age of 73 years. Loving husband and best friend to Carolyn (nee Steffler) for over 51 years. Devoted father of Lorna Vander Ploeg and her partner Glenn Lalonde, of Listowel; Dawn and her husband Scott Concordia, of Wiarton; and Brett Hammel and his partner Kathryn Anderson, of Blackstock. Cherished grandfather of Natasha McCoy (partner Tihshawn Brown), Marshall McCoy, Paige Concordia, Andrew Concordia, and Hailey Hammel. Brother of Darol Hammel (Delores); and brother-in-law of Dale Steffler (Jan), of Penetanguishene, and Barry Steffler (Susan), of Wiarton. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Lorenz and Rubina; and a brother-in-law Murray Steffler. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, August 9 for visitation from 12-3 pm, where a service to celebrate Gar's life will be conducted from the chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation has occurred. Interment in Oxenden Cemetery on Saturday at 10:30 AM. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke, or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
1942 - 2013
Miller, John Franklin - Passed away after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in the comfort of his family at home in his 72nd year. Husband and best friend of Betty (nee Sadler) for over 48 years. Father of Pam (David) Loughlean; of Cambridge; Becky (David) Madill, of Wiarton; and Amy (Brian) Booth, of Owen Sound. Proud Poppa of Alex, Gaby, Elizabeth and Jacklin Madill. Brother of Helen Kaufman, Tobermory; Glen and Floss Miller, Wiarton; Nora Couch, Owen Sound; and Marion Wright (Dick Wiens), St. Catharines. Brother-in-law of Shirley and Glen Hodge, Port Elgin; Myrtle Miller, Dundas; Bob and Jill Sadler, Shepard Lake; Bill and Jean Sadler, Eunice and Carman Barfoot, all of Wiarton. Lovingly remembered by Aunt Millie Lobban and Aunt Jean Armstrong; friends Gladys and Phyllis Jacklin, Murray and May Robins, Wil and Betty Hepburn; and his many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by daughter Debbie; brothers Harold Jr. and Ken; parents Capt. Harold and Lavina Miller; and in-laws Jim and Ruby Sadler. John was a teacher and Principal in Bruce County for over 33 years and was Principal at Bruce Peninsula District School, Lion's Head, Chesley District High School and Wiarton District High School. He represented the teachers of Bruce County for over fifteen years at the provincial level of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation. John was a Worshipful Master in two Bruce District Lodges, and served as the president of the Ramoca Shrine Club in Owen Sound, as well he was Worthy Patron of Georgian Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and a proud member of the Amabel Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. He was elected Bruce District Deputy Grand Master in 1996. John was recognized as a 33rd degree Honourary Inspector General of Scottish Rite Masonry in 1999. He had been active in the United Church and community organizations and was a director with the Chippewas of Nawash Post Secondary Scholarship Foundation. Visitation will be at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St. Wiarton (519)534-5341 on Tuesday, July 30th from 7:00 to 9:00 and Wednesday, July 31st from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00. Georgian Chapter #186 O.E.S. will hold a memorial service at 6:45 pm on Tuesday July 30th, and Cedar Lodge #396 will hold a Masonic Memorial Service at 6:30 pm on Wednesday July 31st. A funeral service for John Miller will be held at St. John's United Church, Wiarton on Thursday, August 1st at 2 pm. In lieu of floral tributes donations to the following charities would be appreciated, Shriners Hospital for Children (Montreal); Children's Hospital (London HSC), or Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc.. Cremation with internment in Eastnor Cemetery at a later date.
1938 - 2013
Dodd, Shirley - of Wiarton, and formerly of Hamilton, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The former Shirley Ann Coulter at the age of 75 years. Loving wife and best friend to Harry for over 53 years. Devoted mother of Mary Lou and her husband Bob Coe, of Stoney Creek, Bev and her husband Carl Barfoot, of Wiarton, and Kevin Dodd, of Hamilton. Cherished grandmother of Shane Brooker, Robbie Coe, Brandon Coe, and Tajalli Barfoot. Much loved sister of Muriel and her husband Ron Davidson, of Sauble Beach, and Dorothy Porter and her partner Norm Middleton, of Oxenden. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Dick and Mary (nee Hodgins). At Shirley's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Instead, friends are invited to share memories, music and food during a memorial gathering at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 1-3 PM, thence to Oxenden Cemetery for interment. Donations to Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc., or BPHS Foundation would be appreciated.
1912 - 2013
Halls, Dorothy - of Sauble Beach passed away gently in her 99th year May 14, 2013. Loving wife and best friend to the late James Kenneth "Ken" Halls (2003). She is survived by her children, Ken and Susan; and also 7 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Dorothy lived a full and healthy life, living at Sauble during the summer and Arizona during the winter. A public memorial service will be held in the chapel of the THOMAS C. WHITCROFT FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519)422-0041, on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Following the service, friends are invited to remain and enjoy a reception with the family.
Leslie "Les" Holmes
1939 - 2013
Holmes, Leslie "Les" - of Pike Bay, at GBHS Lion's Head on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Leslie Winston Holmes at the age of 73 years. Loving husband and best friend of Dorothy. Devoted father of Paul (wife Prem), of Georgetown, and Helen (husband Tim), of Hamilton. Cherished grandfather of Jesse, Dominique (husband Gokhan), Charlene, and Andrew. Brother of Jack (late Patricia), and Beryl (late Michael); and brother-in-law of Peter wife Eileen). Son of the late Henry and Doris Holmes; and son-in-law of the late Robert and Dorothy Daynes. Les was a proud member of the Swan Lake RCL Br. 202. At Les' request, there will be no visitation or service at this time. 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 Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home.
1936 - 2013
Loker, Doug - of Hope Bay, peacefully at GBHS Wiarton on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Douglas John Loker at the age of 77 years. Beloved partner of Heide Arnold for over 19 years. Proud father of Mike, of London, Wayne (friend Betty), of Sheffield, Larry (wife Judy), of Elmwood, and Peter (wife Lu-Ann), of Sheffield. Grandfather of Cameron, Devan, Myranda, and Larissa; and great-grandfather of Madilynn, and Spencer. Brother to his twin Bob (wife Geraldine), of Hope Bay, Shirley (husband Larry Wood), of Ancaster, and Roy (wife Rachel), of Florida. Doug will be sadly missed by Heide's children and grandchildren, and his many, many friends and neighbours. Predeceased by his parents, Harold and Hazel. At Doug's request there will be no visitation or service. Instead, friends are invited to share memories, music and food during a memorial gathering at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 1-3 PM. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the RCL Br. 208 Wiarton would be appreciated.
1921 - 2013
Swift, Maria "Mary" - of Wiarton, peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The former Maria "Mary" Prinsen at the age of 91 years. Loving wife of the late James "Jim" Swift. Sister-in-law of Patricia Alden Karn, of Tillsonburg, Alison (Grant Watson), of Windsor Mills, Quebec, and John Swift (Joan), of Wingham. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Archibald and Jenny; sister Anneken Prinsen; sister-in-law Eileen Wiley; and brothers-in-law Arnold Alden, Clarence Wiley, and Willard Karn. Funeral arrangements completed from the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton, (519) 534-5341. There will be a public graveside service at Colpoy's Bay Cemetery on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2 pm to celebrate Mary's life. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Friends of Gateway would be appreciated.