1937 - 2013
Barker, Irene - of Wiarton, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The former Irene Martha Hutson at the age of 76 years. Loving wife and best friend to Howard for 58 years. Cherished mother of Ron (Susan), and Dennis (Judy), all of Howdenvale, and Howie (Wendy), of Hope Bay. Devoted grandmother of Nicole, Rachelle, Amanda, Rebecca, Ashley, Shawna, Wade; and great-grandmother of Cali. Sister of Pat White (late Larry), of Goderich. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents George and May (nee Sturgess). Family invite friends to join with them for two memorial gatherings at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm. There will be an opportunity to share stories and fond remembrances at 2 pm and at 7 pm during the gatherings. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
1934 - 2013
Akiwenzie, Sylvia Gladys (nee Pedoniquotte) - of Cape Croker, peacefully at Lee Manor, Owen Sound at the age of 78 years. Devoted mother of Faye (William Mitchell), of Orangeville, Angie Akiwenzie, of Toronto, Ron (partner Nancy Pringle), of Owen Sound, and Kim Akiwenzie (Michael Benedict), of Denver. Proud grandmother of Justine and Erin Mitchell (fiance Ryan Petton), Carolyn Akiwenzie (fiance Eric Neilsen), Maxine Akiwenzie, and Amber (Jeremy Cornelius); and great-grandmother of Kailey Mitchell, Sofia Akiwenzie, and Martie Cornelius. Sister of Connie (Peter Grafner), of Cape Croker, Norris Chegahno (Sandi), of Owen Sound; and sister-in-law of Shirley (Ivan Reeve), of Stratford, and Theresa (John Nadjiwon), of Cape Croker. Predeceased by her husband Ambrose; parents Foster and Alice; sister Bernice Pendergast; and sisters-in-law Delphine Peltier and Agnes Akiwenzie. Visitation to occur Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm at the Cape Croker Community Centre. A funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cape Croker on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kikendaasogamig Elementary School would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd.8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
Melvin "Bud" Orr
1926 - 2013
Orr, Melvin Richard "Bud" - Veteran WWII - peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Loving husband and best friend to Rita (nee Weiler) for over 65 years. Devoted father of John and his wife Joye, of Goderich; Richard, of Calgary; and Joyce and her husband David Buchannan, of Wiarton. Proud grandfather of Andy Orr (wife Christina), Jody (husband Christopher Martin), and John-David Buchannan (wife Elizabeth Peckover); and great-grandfather of Jared and Kayla Orr, Nathan and Ava Martin, Malcolm Buchannan, and Ross and Wyatt Buchannan. Beloved brother of Opal Dore, of Teeswater, and Marvin Orr (Ruth), of Warkworth. Sadly missed by his granddaughter-in-law Sleen Wales; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Melvin and Mabel; sisters Helen Henderson and Beatrice Orr; and grandson Bud Buchannan (2012). Friends are invited to celebrate Bud's life on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2 o'clock at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Visitation one hour prior to service. Members of RCL #298, Wiarton will conduct a Legion Memorial Service at 12:45 pm on Tuesday. Cremation has taken place. Donations to BPHS Foundation Wiarton, or the RCL Poppy Fund would be appreciated.
Richard "Dick" Redford
1924 - 2013
Redford, Richard "Dick" William - Veteran of WWII - of Sauble Beach, and formerly of Toronto, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Southampton, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Loving husband and best friend to Eleanor (nee Houston) for over 68 years. Devoted father of Marilyn (Doug Bowman), of Sauble Beach, Donna (Dale Worthing), of Peers AB, Debbie (Brian Hogg), of Gilford, Robert Redford, of St. Thomas, and James Redford, of Sauble Beach. Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by his brother-in-law Jack Houston, of Peterborough; and his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his son Richard William Redford Jr.; parents Edward and Ethel May (nee Ivey) Redford; brothers Ted and Walter; and sister Ruth. Dick was proud to serve his country as part of the Navy, serving on the HMCS Gananoque; and was a proud member of the Sauble Sandpipers and Zion-Amabel United Church. At Dick's request there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be announced in the spring to celebrate Dick's long full life. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1935 - 2013
Boulter, Maurice "Moe" Clarke - of Wiarton, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Loving husband and best friend to June (nee Martin) for 54 years. Devoted father of Paul and his wife Jean, of Wiarton, and Peter and his wife Rita, of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of William, James, Sara, and Matthew. Brother of Janice (Laverne Becker), of Neustadt, and Gaylanne Boulter, of Niagara Falls; and brother-in-law of Donna Martin, of Newmarket. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Nita Doucett, of Wiarton; and his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Audrey Boulter; brother Raymond and his wife Julia; sister Arlene and her husband Charlie; and brother-in-law Doug Martin. Moe has worn many hats in his life: from his years as PUC manager for the town of Wiarton, to his very successful career selling farm equipment across Ontario. He was a past member of the Wiarton Volunteer Fire Dept. and Wiarton Rotary Club, member of Cedar Lodge #396 Masons, and enjoyed Redman and Old-timers' hockey. Moe's family invite you to join them for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7-9 pm, where a service to celebrate his life will be conducted on Thursday at 2 pm (visiting one hour prior to service). Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Members of Cedar Lodge #396 will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm. Donations to BPHS Wiarton, or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
John van Gerven
1931 - 2013
van Gerven, Johannes "John" - of Wiarton at the age of 82 was called upon by God on Tuesday December 31, 2013. Beloved husband of Lois (Short) Drake. Devoted Father of Hans van Gerven (Jackie), of Sauble Beach. Cherished Opa to Jonathan van Gerven, of Sauble Beach. Loving step-father to Harvey Drake Judy), Keith Drake (Beth), Reg Drake, Gwen (Frank Tomlin), and Joy Caudle. Brother to Martien van Gerven, Jo van der Sloot, and Miep van Gulik, all of Holland. Dear companion of grandchildren Craig Drake (Lisa), Mathew Drake (Melanie), Eric Drake, Samuel Drake, Jeffrey Drake, Ben Caudle, Keegan Caudle, Laura-Anne Drake, Carmen Drake, Amy Drake, Kaitlyn Drake and Dawn Caudle. Great-grandpa of Caleb Drake. Our hearts are broken but we know that God's plan is free of pain and we could not wish you back for that. As per John's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Amabel Sauble Community School would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1947 - 2013
McCarthy, Brian - of Elora, after a valiant battle with cancer at Hospice Wellington, Guelph on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Joseph Brian Gerald McCarthy at the age of 66 years. Loving partner and friend to Pat Kerr for over 35 years. Cherished father of Annette McCarthy (Darren Doerr), and Brian McCarthy Jr. (Paula Lyle), both of Guelph; and step-father of Donna Kerr, of Guelph, Joey Kerr (predeceased). Devoted grandfather of Cameron and Darion Hendy; Mercedes Feren, and Aidan and Mitchell McCarthy; Aaron, Hailee and Brayden Kerr; and great-grandfather of Chad and Chloe Feren. Caring son of Marjorie (nee Poole) and Clarence McCarthy (predeceased). Brother of Carole McCarthy, Deborah Cerkownyk, Lynda (Kirk Dobbs), Gary McCarthy, and Barron McCarthy; and sadly missed by his forever friend Dianne McCarthy, Pat�s brothers and sisters, and his many nieces and nephews. Forever missed by his faithful companion Peanut. Brian Sr. has been part of the Guelph community since 1969 and was the founder and owner of Brian's Custom Woodworking and Stair Rite. The family will continue his legacy. At Brian's request, there will be no visitation or service. Family will announce a Celebration of Life in the spring. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Hospice Wellington would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1930 - 2013
Black, Bob - of Owen Sound, and formerly of Sauble Beach, at Lee Manor in Owen Sound on Sunday, December 22, 2013. George Robert "Bob" Black at the age of 83 years. Loving husband of Norma (nee Loughran). Devoted father of Jack and his wife Lori, of Waterloo; Bill and his wife Mary Ellen, of Owen Sound; Ron and his wife Kathy, of Parry Sound; Carol and her husband Dave Abernethy, of Calgary; and Dianne and her husband Joe Schouten, of Mount Forest. Cherished grandfather of Carla, John, Genna, Peter, Robert, Krista, Shannon, Shalice, and Joe. Brother of Jack (Velma), and Olive Roberts, all of Fergus; Fred (Delores), of Holstein; and Mary (Val Glenn), of Mount Forest. Brother-in-law of Elizabeth Black, of Owen Sound; Dorothy (Bob Christopher), June (Ken Baker), and Isabel (Ernie Freeman), all of Guelph, and Ralph Loughran (Louise), of Whitby. Predeceased by his parents John and Cady (nee Winton); and his brother Jim (November 2013). Family ask you to gather with them for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday December 27, 2013 from 12-2 pm, where a service will be held in the Chapel at 2 o'clock. Reception to follow. Spring interment in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth. Donations to Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce would be greatly appreciated.
1932 - 2013
Turk, Winston "Winky" - suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Winston Churchill Turk at the age of 81 years. Father of Wade. Beloved brother of Wallace and his wife Helen, Dixon and his wife Debbie, and Arnold and his wife Roseleen; and brother-in-law of Ian Wilson, and Anita Turk. Loving friend of Vicky Campbell and family. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Evelyn; brother Alton; and sister Frederica Wilson. In respect to Winky's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to RCL Br. #208 Wiarton, or the Salvation Army (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.
1947 - 2013
McIntosh, Marnie - of Georgian Bluffs, suddenly at age 66, on Sunday, December 8, 2013. It is with profound sadness that the family of Marnie McIntosh (nee Alexander) announces her sudden passing at Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton. She was dearly loved by her husband Bill for 48 amazing years. She is sadly missed by her daughters Heather and husband Mike and Morag and her partner Jeff. Marnie loved spoiling her grandbabies Connor, Liam and Alaister. She is survived by her cherished younger brother John Alexander and his wife Judy. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Aileen; grandson Lucan McIntosh (1993); and brother Mike Alexander and his wife Donna. Her positive spirit shone as a beacon and a guide to all who knew her. To honour her love of food and gardening the family requests that donations be made to Seeds of Diversity. Marnie was an avid gardener and supporter of Seeds of Diversity, a charity devoted to conserving rare fruit, grain and vegetable seeds for the future. The family would therefore ask that expressions of sympathy be expressed by way of donations to Seeds of Diversity earmarked for their Seed Catalogue Inventory project. The contact information is as follows at www.seeds.ca or 1-866-509-7333. The family have organized a private gathering at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341.
1928 - 2013
Goodyear, Glenn Percy - of Wiarton, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife to Enid (nee Pratt). Loving father of Kim Hick (Mike), and Eric (Val), both of Tobermory. Devoted grandfather to Krystine Goodyear (partner Brad), Eran (husband Cory Williamson), Angela Hick (partner Avi), and Jake Hick (partner Becca Clark); and great-grandfather of Tyler and Elgan. Brother of Shirley Brown (late Gordon), of Campbellford, and Guelda Hitchen (late Robert), of Markham. Glenn will be missed by all relatives and friends as a wonderful man and dedicated community volunteer. In respect to Glenn's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. The family wish to thank the medical staff of the Wiarton Hospital for caring for Glenn. Donations to GBHS Wiarton or Owen Sound would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.