1921 - 2011
Simpson, Gertrude (Gertie) - of Lion's Head, and formerly of Tobermory, peacefully at Golden Dawn Nursing Home, Lion's Head on Monday, February 21, 2011. The former Charlotte Gertrude Wyonch at the age of 89 years. Cherished sister of Cora and Marina, and Eva Daly, all of Tobermory. Predeceased by her husband Charlie Simpson; her parents Charlie and Lottie (nee Hopkins); brothers Dan, Levi and David (2010); sisters Ethel, Willow, Myrtle and Dora; brother-in-law Reg Daly; and sister-in-law Gloria Wyonch. There will be a public graveside service to celebrate Gertie's life announced in the spring, with interment in Dunk's Bay Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Humane Society, or Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home.
1934 - 2011
Bennett, Doris - of RR#5 Wiarton, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. The former Doris Jean Vandale at the age of 76 years. Doris was the loving wife and best friend of Bill. They had recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary, renewing their vows. Devoted mother of Kim Parker and her husband John Heath, of Markham, and Lynsay and her husband Michael Forgione, of Mississauga. Cherished grandmother of Dr. Kristy Parker and her husband Eric Barard, Courtney and her husband Dave Swindall, Rebecca Parker, Matthew Forgione, and Danielle Forgione. Sister of Marvin Vandale and Ronnie Vandale; and sister-in-law of Connie Corby (husband Nels), of London, and Betty Lou (husband Jack Beard), of Edmonton, Alberta. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, especially remembered by Dr. Robert Neidermayer, of Cranbrook, BC. Predeceased by her parents Wilford and Lillian Vandale; sisters Flo Neidermayer, and Marg Carter; and son-in-law Alan Parker. Doris will be remembered by those who knew her as a generous person, loving wife and mother, marvellous cook and loyal neighbour. The family invite friends to gather with them at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Friday, February 18, 2011 for visitation from noon until 2 pm, where a service celebrating Doris' life will be conducted in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Rev. Ed Laksmanis officiating. Spring interment in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Wiarton Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
1934 - 2011
Rieder, Ronald (Ron) - of Oliphant, and formerly of Kitchener, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Reynold Frederic Rieder at the age of 77 years. Loving companion and best friend of Verna Hiller for over 12 years. Proud father of Sabrina, Debbie, Grant, Brenda, and Tammy, all of Kitchener; and his grandchildren, step-children, and step-grandchildren. Brother of Ed Rieder and John Rieder. Remembered by Verna's family Jan and Jim Porter, Bob and Connie Kerr, Jim and Linda Rice, and Ron Kerr. Predeceased by his parents George and Rose. In accordance with Ron's wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
1939 - 2011
Jones, Norman "Cash" - of Cape Croker, went home on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Grey Bruce Health Services Lion's Head. Norman Richard Jones at the age of 73 years. Loving father of John and his wife Tracey, of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of John Liam, and Ethan. Brother of Jean Borrows (Joe), his twin sister Norma Robson (friend John McGill), and Howard Jones (Grace), all of Cape Croker. Sadly missed by his sister-in-law Vera Jones and Nancy Jones; and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Norman "Josh" and Una; sons Myles, Lelynn (2007), and Timothy (2010); and brothers and sisters Joan, Shirley, Bobby and Billy. Norman was a 'Travelling Man' who sang like Johnny Cash, and worked for many years on the high steel. Family invite friends to gather with them at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, February 11, 2011 from noon until 2 pm, where a service to celebrate Cash's life will be celebrated in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
1941 - 2011
Kyler, Ross - of Stokes Bay, suddenly at Victoria Hospital, London on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Ross Byron Kyler at the age of 69 years. Loving husband of the former Mavis Stewart. Cherished father of Tanya and her husband Carmine Coppola, of Hamilton, and Eric and his wife Stephanie, of Milton. Proud grandfather of Valentina and Alessia Coppola, and Jocelynne Kyler. Brother of Anne Kyler and her husband Bert Struik, of Vancouver; brother-in-law of Lynda and Ted Hughes, Michael and Linda Stewart, Debbie and Brian Hill, and Leah Stewart. Son-in-law of Edward and Lucille Stewart. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Jeanne Kyler; and sister Verna Kyler. Ross will be forever remembered as a loving husband, great father and terrific friend. He was an active member of RCL Br.202, Lion's Head; was a member of MENSA; and was proud to serve his church community as an Anglican Church Lay Reader. Ross lived his life as a modern "Renaissance Man". He had many interests and talents, including gourmet cooking, amateur acting, scuba diving, sailing and motorcycling. Yet he was very humble and unassuming. He was also a spiritual man and an appreciator of nature. He loved living in the Bruce Peninsula and the friends he made here. His influence among those who knew him will remain perpetual in our hearts and memories. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be conducted at Christ Church Anglican, Lion's Head on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 1 o'clock. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Church Anglican, or RCL Br.202 Lion's Head would be appreciated. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341.
1939 - 2011
Kelly, Frederick (Fred) - suddenly at Lion's Head residence on Monday, January 24, 2011. Frederick Joseph Kelly at the age of 71 years. Loving husband and best friend of the former Mary O'Neill for over 50 years. Cherished father of Bea Kelly, of Kitchener; Joe and his wife Tammy, of Shallow Lake; and Becky and her husband Mike Zimmer, of Paris, ON. Proud grandpa of A.J. Kelly and Nick McDonald; Meagan and Brittany Hodge; and Justin and Curtis Zimmer. Brother of Francis (Grace) Kelly, Roy (Lois) Kelly, Marie Stuart, Jean (Norm Stuart), Gert Wylie, and Beatrice (Don Richards). Sadly missed by brothers-in-law Art Schoffield, Gerry Armstrong, John McLean, Charlie West, and Joe Syntak; sisters-in-law Jeanine Kelly Maureen Kelly, Betty Kelly, and Frances Kelly; Kathleen and Ken Yarrow; and his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Helena; brothers Vincent, Edmund, Clement, and Gerald; sisters Stella Schoffield, Patricia Armstrong, Anne McLean, Dorothy West, and Evelyn Syntak; brother-in-law Albert Stuart; and sister-in-law Marlene Watson. Fred loved coaching minor hockey and being known as the #1 Booster for the Lion's Head North Stars. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. In accordance with Fred's wishes there will be no visitation or service at this time. Family will announce a memorial gathering in the spring. Cremation has taken place. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home.
1918 - 2011
Boyd, Clifford (Cliff) - Veteran of WWII - of Owen Sound, formerly of Wiarton, at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the age of 92 years. Loving husband and best friend of the former Davina Thomson for 62 years. Father of Larry, of RR#1 Mar; Wayne and his wife Donna, of Hepworth; and Sharon and her husband Bruce Sieling, of Elmira. Proud grandfather of Caleb, Amanda, Mitch, Matt, Scott and Jeff. Cliff is sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews, and special friends Donna Weir, and Lyle Butchart. Predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth; brothers Russell, Earl, Mansil, and Cecil; sister Rosie; and beloved son "Cliffy" Jr. (1968). Cliff served with the Royal Canadian Engineers assisting the artillery from August 1942 - 1945. Cliff will be remembered by many local families as their dedicated school bus driver for 11 years. He was one of the last Mar pioneers. The family wish to express their appreciation to the staff of Summit place for their care of Cliff. Friends are invited to gather for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where a service celebrating Cliff's life will be held on Thursday at 2 o'clock. Spring interment in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke, or Cancer Society would be appreciated.
1923 - 2011
Johnston, Irene Glendora - peacefully in her sleep in Windsor on Monday, January 3, 2011 in her 88th year. Survived by children Reginald (Gail), of Toronto; Sharon, of Cape Croker; and Patricia (Larry), of Windsor. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Michael, Tammy, Jason, Stephen, Cory, Joy and Natasha; as well as her 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth Johnston; sisters Mary and Winona; partner James Syvulick; and granddaughter Tracy. Visitation will occur at the Cape Croker Community Centre, on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, Cape Croker on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 11 o'clock. Interment in Little Port Elgin Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1938 - 2010
Hill, Douglas - of Wiarton, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Friday, December 31, 2010. Douglas Robert Hill at the age of 72 years. Loving husband and best friend to the former Joan Louise Day for 51 years. Cherished father of Brian and his wife Lorrie, of RR#3 Wiarton, Katherine and her husband Gary Shyjak, of Toronto, Mike, of Wiarton, and Joanne and her partner Paul Long, of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of Kristina and Jordyn. Brother of Dave Hill and his wife Marion, of Sauble Beach. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Joyce Greenlees, and Dorothy and her husband Wes McLean; brother-in law Ray Perry; and his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Emma; brother Jim; sister Audrey Turner (late husband Bob), and Marion Perry; and grandchildren Travis Hill (2009) and Tierra Hill-Burley (2008). Doug's family wish to invite friends to gather with them for a service to celebrate his life at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Hwy 6 S., Wiarton, on Saturday January 8, 2011 at 2 PM. Cremation has taken place. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada would be appreciated.
1936 - 2010
Warder, Freida - of Lion's Head, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. The former Freida Alma Blacklock at the age of 74 years. Cherished mother of Bonnie Warder and her husband Milt McIver, of RR#2 Lion's Head, Patti and her husband Bernie Hellyer, and Shane Warder and his wife Vicky, all of Lion's Head. Proud grandmother of Reid and Megan McIver; Wade, Brett and Kelsey Hellyer; Tara and Cara Warder: and missed by Darrin, Ryan, Shaun and families. Beloved sister of Dorothy Hawke, of Stokes Bay, and Betty and her husband Kim Hopkins, of Tobermory. Sadly missed by brothers-in-law Leo Duncan, Bob Catley, Crawford Warder, and Carman White; sisters-in-law Lorraine Blacklock, Donna Blacklock, Eunice Blacklock, Florence Warder, Frances Warder and Leora Blacklock; and her many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her husband Harvey (1996); parents Bob and Bessie; brothers Clarence, Cliff, Bill, and Murray; sisters Kay Duncan, and Barb Catley; brothers-in-law Joe Hawke, Carman Warder, Charlie Warder; and Maitland Warder; sisters-in-law Norma Blacklock, Violet Warder, and Nita White; nephews Charlie and Bruce Blacklock; and her friend Earl Belrose. Freida will be remembered for her love of music and travel, and as a loving caregiver at Golden Dawn. Family invite friends to gather at Central United Church, Lion's Head on Monday, December 27, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A service to celebrate Freida's life will be held from the church on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Heather Davies officiating. Spring interment in Eastnor Cemetery. Donations to the Lion's Head Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1930 - 2010
Froats-Reid, Barbara (Barb) - of Tobermory, at Grey Bruce Health Services Lion's Head, on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. The former Barbara Jean Froats at the age of 80 years. Loving mother of Randall, of RR#4 Wiarton; Jennifer Vasey, of Ajax; Mike and his wife Wendy, of RR#3 Hepworth; and Kathy Proulx, of Penetanguishene. Grandmother of Victoria Vasey (husband Marcus White), Katlyn Vasey, Jeremy Reid (partner Mary Frances), Sarah (husband Joe Klages), Heather Reid (partner Tony Dadswell), Matthew Reid-Proulx, Jessica Proulx (partner Josh Pearl), and Meagan Reid. Sadly missed by Ivan Reid, and her many nieces, nephews and friends. Barb will be forever remembered for her love of people and animals, painting, writing, reading, and being an avid gardener. Family invite friends to join them for visitation hosted at the St. Edmunds Church, Tobermory on Friday, December 17, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where a service will be held on Saturday at 2 o'clock. Pastor Brad Mittleholtz officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Lion's Head Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Barb a Red Maple tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel.