1911 - 2010
MacLeod, Madeline - of London, peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the age of 98 years. Loving mother of Sally Davies, of London. Nana will be missed by Bud and Valerie, Chad and Pat, their children and grandchildren; and sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Lawrence; her parents William and Mae; her son-in-law Harry Davies; sisters Elizabeth Gibbons (and late husband Gordon), Kathleen Young (and late husband Harley), Dorothy Ransbury (and late husband Johnny), Marjory McIver (and late husband Donald), and Norah Hopkins (and late husband Robert); and her brother Oscar Smith (and late wife Maggie). Friends are invited to gather with the family on Monday, July 5, 2010 at the Tobermory United Church for visitation from 1 - 2 pm, where a service to celebrate Madeline's life will be conducted at 2 o'clock. Rev. Don Smith officiating. Interment in Dunk's Bay Cemetery, Tobermory. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Tobermory Health Clinic Auxiliary would be appreciated.
1935 - 2010
Waddell, Douglas "Doug" - of Sauble Beach, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Douglas Allistair Waddell in his 75th year. Loving husband and best friend of the former June Leitha Field for 45 years. Devoted father of Donna and her husband Pat Muoio, of Acton, Diane Waddell and her fiance Allan Leblanc, of Orangeville, Doug and his wife Jill, of Sauble Beach, Clarence Cook and his wife Olga, of Mississauga, and Thom Cook and his wife Debbie, of Orangeville. Cherished Papa of Katie, Holden, Jenny, Cole, Emma, Ella, Clarence, Cheryl-Anne, Jason, Joshua and June; and his great-grandchildren. Brother of Bev and his wife Marlene, of Sudbury. Predeceased by his mother Edith; and brothers Donald, John and Bruce. Doug will be forever remembered for his love of gardening and family - he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He established the Linens Warehouse and More at the Southampton Market. In accordance with Doug's wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Doug's family wish to thank Dr. J. VanDorp, Dr. J. Barrett and the staff of the Wiarton Hospital for their tremendous care of Doug and request that as your expression of sympathy donations the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. In living memory of Doug a Crimson King Maple tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1937 - 2010
Aiken, John Lawrence - Those who knew him will be surprised to hear that on June 21, 2010, John Aiken actually lost his battle with cancer. It is the one thing that was able to slow him down. John is survived by his wife, Lois; his daughter Holly and her husband, Warren; his son, John and his wife, Joanne; and three grandchildren: Chesley, Joshua and Kate. John will be remembered for his extensive business career which started as an accounting student at Gunn Roberts (one of the many precursor firms to KPMG), where he progressed to partner, moving on to become the Chief Financial Officer at Consumers Gas. However, colleagues and friends alike will recount, likely with a shake of their heads, his bad jokes and truly awful puns. A rabid Blue Jays fan, John and Lois left Toronto upon his retirement and settled in Grey County outside of Wiarton, where his father first taught school and his grandfather farmed. Unable to sit still, he was active in the community and among other endeavors was a strong supporter of one of the country's iconic emblems, Wiarton Willie. At John's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or ceremony. If desired and in appreciation for John's care, his family would be thankful for donations to the Oncology Department of the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341.
1926 - 2010
Schmidt, Harold C. (March 12, 1926 - June 20, 2010) Harold Clifford Schmidt died peacefully on Father's Day at Gateway Haven Nursing Home in Wiarton. He looked forward to his conversation with Jesus in person. He is survived by his wife of 64 years and 20 days Winnifred "Winnie" (nee Berry). He is also survived by his eldest son Rev. Ralph (Sharon) Schmidt; daughter Jane Martin; daughter-in-law Doris Schmidt; grandchildren Melanie, Lauren, Nicole, Tammy, Stephanie, Robert and Krista; as well as five great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Bruce; grandsons Trevor and David; his brother Ralph; and his parents Clarence and Violet (Boss) Schmidt. Cremation has taken place, with interment in Memory Garden, Guelph at a later date. Dad was a World War II veteran and proud member of the Wiarton Legion. A memorial service will be held at Gateway Haven Nursing Home, Frank St in Wiarton at 11am on Saturday June 26th with visitation one hour before service. Rev. Brad Mittleholtz will officiate. There will be a Legion Memorial Service conducted at 10:45 Saturday morning by the members of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 208, Wiarton. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to L.A.M.P. (Lutheran Association of Missionary Pilots), or St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Wiarton. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341.
1935 - 2010
West, Roy - after a courageous battle with cancer at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on June 9th, 2010. He was the son of Edna and Nathan West of Cape Chin, where he spent 40 years of his life. Roy was married to Janice (Bartley) West and they have lived in Wiarton for the remainder of his life. He had a baby sister die in infancy and one other sister Emily foster of Burlington who passed away in June 2006. Roy had 3 brothers-in-law and 1 sister-in-law. Roy loved the outdoors - he worked in the bush, on farms, road construction and at the Hepworth Sawmill when he retired. He has several nieces and nephews, special friends and relatives that will mourn his loss, as Roy was an interesting man that loved to tell of his travels (many lengthy stories of the good old days). He had a great memory. In his retirement years, Roy built and sold many pieces of outdoor furniture (tables, chairs, wheelbarrows, etc.) Upon Roy's request, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial graveside service at Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2 o'clock. Donations may be made to Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living or to the charity of your choice. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341.
1962 - 2010
Ritchie, Helen Gail - peacefully at her Saugeen First Nation residence on Saturday, May 29, 2010. The former Helen Gail LaVallee at the age of 47 years. Loving Mother of Valeen Ritchie (husband Keith Humphrey), of Durham; Ashley Ritchie (husband Shawn Lancaster), of Shallow Lake; and Matthew Ritchie (friend Calyn Kewageshig), of Saugeen First Nation. Devoted grandmother of Damian MacIntosh-Ritchie, Destiny Ritchie, Aidan Humphrey and Thomas Humphrey. Sister of Margaret LaVallee (partner Tom Kewageshig), Francis Krugger (Albert), Laura Jack (Darrell), Deanna LaVallee (partner Alvin Henderson), Marty Elliott, Roger Elliott, Kenneth Elliott, Marie Mason, Gary Mason, Gayle Mason-Stark, Theodore Mason, Phillip Mason, Allen Mason and Elwood Mason. Daughter of Shirley (nee Mason). Helen was traditionally adopted and raised by Helen and James Mason. Sadly missed by Carl Ritchie (partner Evelyn Cameron); sisters-in-law Judy Shawbedees (and good friend Elaine Lang), and Cheryl Ritchie. Predeceased by her daughter Robin Lynn Ritchie; former partner Thomas Chisolm; brother Matthew Mason: father Walter LaVallee, and step-father Melvin Elliott. Friends called at the family home (71 French Bay Rd., Saugeen First Nation #29) on the evening of Saturday, May 29, 2010, to celebrate Helen's life. Cremation has taken place. Helen possessed a tremendous love of animals and wishes donations to be made to your local Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1946 - 2010
Graham, Donald "Don" - of Wiarton, suddenly at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Friday, May 7th, 2010. Wilfred Donald Graham of Colpoy's Bay, formerly of London, Fingal and Iona Station, Ontario in his 64th year. Loving husband and best friend of Cathy (nee Kalbfleisch) for 38 years. Devoted father of Don and his wife Sonia, of Aurora; Chris and his wife Guylaine, of Ottawa; and Angie, of RR#6 Wiarton. Grandfather of Dylan and Angelo. Brother of Bill and his wife Connie, of Port Franks; and brother-in-law of Pam Lang, of Mission, B.C. Sadly missed by his brother-in-law Pat Knight; and his nieces, nephews and many close friends. Predeceased by his parents William and Evelyn (nee Bell); sisters Gail Austin, Tory Knight, and Carole Webster; brothers-in-law Fred Webster, and Frank Sullivan; and sister-in-law Pat Sullivan. Don happily devoted some years as a leader for Scouts Canada (later as a district representative), shared many happy memories as part of the South Winds Sand & Gravel Slo-pitch baseball league and enjoyed 18 years of sobriety and service in AA. At Don's request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Ashes will be interred in Edgehill Cemetery, Colpoy's Bay, Ontario on Saturday May 22nd at 1 p.m. (entrance at the north end of the village on Bruce Road 9). Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.
1965 - 2010
Urbshott, Shannon - of RR#6 Wiarton, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Sunday, May 16, 2010. Shannon Douglas Urbshott at the age of 44 years. Beloved son of Glen and Bonnie Urbshott, of Wiarton. Friend of Shawna Tackaberry, of RR#6 Wiarton. Grandson of Joy Richardson. Shannon's many friends will forever remember him for his ready smile and love of hunting, fishing and trapping. Predeceased by grandparents Elwyn Richardson, and Neil and Marjorie Urbshott. At Shannon'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, May 22, 2010 from 1 - 3 PM. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Arthritis Society, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Julia Ann Gatto
1941 - 2010
Gatto, Julia Ann (Hurban) - passed suddenly at her home on May 9, 2010 in her 69th year. She was predeceased by her much loved husband Gerald whom she was married to for more than 39 years. She will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses: Kim and Christopher Brechin, Christine and Christopher Vincent, Gabriel Gatto and Daena Greig; Grandchildren: Paige Vincent, Greer and Harper Brechin and Anna Greig Gatto; and her brothers Edward Hurban and Ronald Hurban. Julia spent most of her life living in Toronto and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and retired to Owen Sound after the death of Gerald to enjoy the quiet and friendly community. A Mass in her memory will be held on June 4th, at 10 am in St. Gabriel's Parish, 670 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario. An interment for her direct family will be held later that day at Assumption Cemetery in Mississauga, Ontario. Donations to the Humane Society of Canada or the Canadian Red Cross in Julia's name would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1948 - 2011
Walker, Daniel "Dan" - peacefully at his Sauble Beach home on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Daniel Thomas Walker at the age of 63 years. Loving husband to the former Karen Neil for 21 years. Devoted father of Terry Walker, and Becky Walker, both of Brampton. Cherished grandfather of Alisha, Britton, and Kody. Brother of Kathy MacDougall (Doug), Marty Goodison (Scott), Matt (Marg), Sandy, Herb (Sylvia), Tim (Teresa),and Laura McCutcheon (Jim). Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Sandy and Audrey; infant brothers Graham and Terry; and by an infant grandchild, baby Daniel. Dan was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 586 Hepworth. In keeping with Dan's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Boston Mills Cemetery, Caledon. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.