1921 - 2011
Swift, James "Jim" - Veteran of WWII - of RR#6 Wiarton, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Friday September 23, 2011. James William Bradley Swift at the age of 90 years. Loving husband to the former Maria "Mary" Prinsen. Brother of Patricia Alden Karn, of Tillsonburg, Alison (Grant Watson), of Windsor Mills, Quebec, and John and his wife Joan, of Wingham. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Alice; sister Eileen Wiley; sister-in-law Anneken Prinsen; and brothers-in-law Arnold Alden and Clarence Wiley. Jim served his country as part of the 7th Antitank Regiment overseas for 4 years, meeting his wife Mary in Holland. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton on Saturday October 8, 2011 to celebrate Jim's life with a Masonic Memorial Service at 2 pm provided by members of Cedar Lodge #396, Wiarton. Visiting one hour prior to service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
1956 - 2011
McCracken, Steve - of Wiarton, at London Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday September 20, 2011. Steven Eric McCracken at the age of 55 years. Loving father to Jennifer, of Toronto, Jonathan and Meaghan, both of Waterloo. Devoted brother to David and his wife Terry, and Christine and her husband Ted Bell, both of Trenton; and Donald, of Lansdowne. Sadly missed by Debra, and his many friends and colleagues. Steve was predeceased by his parents Bill and Jessie; and his brother Douglas. Cremation has taken place. It was Steve's wish that there be time for his family and friends to gather to share stories, food and laughter, so you are invited to gather at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton on October 4, 2011, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
1942 - 2011
Moore, Leo - Veteran of RCASC - of Mallory Beach, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Friday, September 16, 2011. Leo Joseph Paul Moore at the age of 68 years. Loving husband to the former Kathleen "Buttons" Ivey since 1962. Cherished father of Penny, of London, Chris and his wife Kym, of Edmonton, and Angela, of Wiarton. Proud grandfather of Kori Lynn (husband Kris Hudson), Nickolas, and Samantha; and great-grandfather of Henry and Morgan. Brother of Leona (husband Jim Clark), of Ridgetown, and Jennette (husband Wally Atwell), of Highgate; brother-in-law of Charles Ivey (Janet), Linda Wallin, Norman Ivey, Bonnie (John Gowan), Dick Ivey, and Marilyn (Fritz Ladouceur). Son-in-law of Kathleen and Jack Ivey. Predeceased by his parents Vital and Lenore; and brothers Hector and Victor. Leo was proud to serve his country as a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps for 22 years. Family invite friends to gather with them at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton on Tuesday, September 20 for visitation from 12-2 pm, where a service to celebrate Leo's life will take place in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Donations to CCAC or VON would be appreciated.
1938 - 2011
Liverance, Roy - of RR#1 Lion's Head, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Lion's Head, on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Roy Conrad Liverance at the age of 73 years. Loving husband for over 45 years to the late former Anne McCutcheon. Cherished father of Christa and her husband Bruce Stewart, of Pike Bay, Earlby Liverance, of Uxbridge, Cathy Hughes, of Owen Sound; and father-in-law of David Gibbons, of Port Elgin. Devoted grandfather of Bob Stewart (Kendra Jackson), Kelly Stewart (Amy), Lacey Stewart (Chris Thompson), Jordon Gibbons, and Robert Liverance; and great-grandfather of Hayden Stewart. Brother of Kate Stott, Burt (Barb), Bob, Rex (Grace), Edna Ellis, Naydean Cruickshank, and Hazel Mole; brother-in-law of Bill McCutcheon (Ev), and Betty Thom. Predeceased by his parents Jim and Venus; brothers Harold, John, Carl, and Melt; sister Irene Given; and brothers and sisters-in-law Marybelle and Barry Walker, and Alan McCutcheon. Roy was the owner and operator of Liverance Disposal for over 30 years. Friends are invited to call at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Rd., Lion's Head on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where a service to celebrate Roy's life will be conducted on Friday at 2 o'clock. Interment in Eastnor Cemetery. Donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Lion's Head would be appreciated. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341.
1938 - 2011
Schuhmacher, Tjeerd "Ted" - passed away on Friday, September 2nd, 2011, at the Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound. He was born and grew up in the Netherlands, where he learned his craft of carpentry from his father Thys Schuhmacher. He married the love of his life, Geertje "Grace" in 1959 and they had three children together. Ted and Grace moved to Canada in 1982 where Ted continued his career as a carpenter. Ted really enjoyed his work until he passed away; but he also loved to fish, watch soccer and boxing on TV, and in his younger years in Holland spending weekends with his family on the boat he built. Ted is survived by his wife of 52 years, Grace; their three children Anna, Thys, and Thea and their significant others; and ten grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held in Ted's honour on Wednesday, September 7th, from 6 to 8 pm at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Ted will be missed by his family and friends and he will be in our hearts forever. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
1927 - 2011
Briggs, Grace - peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, October 16, 2011. The former Grace Cora Barfoot, of Wiarton at the age of 83 years. Loving wife of Al. Dear mother of Jerry Armstrong (Joyce), of Neustadt, Kenneth Armstrong (June), of London, Cathy (Clare Atchison), of Waterloo, and Bruce Armstrong (partner Betty Marshall), of Durham; and mother-in-law of Arlene (Jeremy Seely), of Toronto. Grandmother of Jerry (wife Monique), Terry (partner Christine), Gary (wife Carol), Sherry, Cory (partner Chloe), Lana, Devin (wife Lynne), Kimberly (husband Nicholas); and great-grandmother of Kerrick, Branden, Brandie, Cody, Dillon, Dakota, Morgan, Logan, Emilia, Justine, Reese, Ella, Christine, Kaylee, Jayden, and Annika. Dear sister of Florence Mole, of Wiarton, Carman Barfoot (wife Eunice), of Wiarton, and Alma Richardson, of Owen Sound; and sister-in-law of Doris Scholl, of Meaford, and Ian McKay, of Walkerton. Predeceased by a husband, Russell Armstrong; sister Vivian Kerr; brothers-in-law Clayton Mole, Alfred Richardson, and Earl Kerr; and sister-in-law Loretta McKay. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Family invite friends to gather with them to celebrate Grace's life at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Hwy. 6 south of Wiarton, on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00 o'clock. A reception will follow at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton. Cremation has taken place. Interment in McNeil Cemetery, Priceville to follow the reception. Donations to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341.
1923 - 2011
Lord, Maureen - peacefully at Lee Manor in Owen Sound on Friday October 14, 2011. The former Maureen Boland of Owen Sound and formerly of Hamilton in her 88th year. Loving wife of the late Herbert Lord. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her two brothers, Douglas and Gordon, and her sister Haidee. Maureen had requested that there be no funeral service, but suggests donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
1933 - 2011
King, Arthur Charles (Art) - Born March 18, 1933 in Purple Valley, the youngest child born to the late John and Eva King. Predeceased by three sisters and three brothers. Husband and best friend to Margaret (Chadburn). He also leaves to mourn his children Eva (Lipskey) husband Brent, of London; Allan (Howlett) wife Hannah, of Napanee, Timothy (Howlett) wife Karen, of Barrie, and Michelle Howlett, of Oakville. Also left to mourn grandchildren, Emmett, Hayden, Merek, Lipskey; Aden, Abbigail Howlett; Aaron Howlett; Alexis and Jasmyne Howlett. Also leaves to mourn several nieces and nephews. Art was raised in the Purple Valley area and attended school at Wiarton High School. At an early age he travelled to the Toronto area where he accepted employment as a chauffeur for Mr. Cochrane, President of Ford Motor Company of Canada. After three years he then accepted employment as a Police Officer in the Town of Mimico. After one year he transferred to the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department where he remained for six years. He then accepted employment with LeVintor, Grossburg, Shapiro and Dryden, one of the larger law firms in Toronto as a Law Clerk/Investigator, where he remained for five years. He then became the President of Gardiner Investigations Ltd, private investigation firm in Metro Toronto, where he remained for six years before selling his interest. During this period of time he served two terms as Councilor in the Township of Pickering, in Ontario County. In 1971 Art returned home to Purple Valley and accepted employment as the first and only Police Officer on Cape Croker First Nation Reserve, where he worked as an R.C.M.P. officer. After three years he transferred to the Ontario Provincial Police where he became a regular officer at the Wiarton Detachment. After twenty years and two months and while a councilor for the town of Wiarton, Art retired from the O.P.P. with the rank of Detective after having served for several years as Number 6 Chairperson of the O.P.P.A. He then worked for one year on the Anishinabek Police Service at Saugeen Reserve where he assisted in developing their court system. In 1998, together with five First Nations Officers, Art found a need for them to have a voice in their own future, he formed and became Administrator of the Canadian First Nations Police Association. A Police Union in which ninety percent of the First Nation Police Officers in Ontario became members. During the following ten year period, in which he successfully operated the C.F.N.P.A., he also became a Vice-President and Director of the Canadian Police Association in Ottawa. This organization represents fifty four thousand front line Police Officers in Canada. Also during this period of time he was selected to sit on an Advisory Board, dealing with the Governments plans for a Long Gun Registry. When he resigned from the Administrators position with the C.F.N.P.A., he was elected to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Council where he served four years, sadly poor health stopped him from seeking re-election. Art is the proud recipient of The Queens Golden Jubilee Medal awarded for his outstanding work with First Nation Police Officers in Canada. He also received the Exemplary Service Medal for outstanding Police work. He has been awarded two citations from the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police for outstanding investigative skills. Art has many friends in the business world and throughout the Bruce Peninsula, has led a full and rewarding life. Friends are invited to gather with the family for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A service to celebrate Art's life will be conducted from the Sauble Christian Fellowship Church, 25 Southampton Pkwy., Sauble Beach on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2 o'clock. Interment in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Donations to the TSBP Community Policing Committee or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
1948 - 2011
Stevens, Diane - of Cape Croker, suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre on Friday, November 18, 2011. The former Diane Marie Waukey at the age of 63 years. Beloved partner of Josef Skrivanek. Cherished mother of Lee Anne and her husband Jerry Peterson, of Cape Croker; grandmother of Elijah Stevens, Olivia Stevens, C.J. Hussin, Allisanne Hussin, Beedkohom Hussin, and Zawanung Stevens; and great-grandmother of Larissa Keesickquayash-Stevens. Predeceased by her parents Ross and Ella Waukey; and brother Dexter Elliott. Family invite friends to gather with them for visitation at the Maadookii Seniors Centre, Cape Croker on Tuesday from 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where a service will be held on Thursday November 24, 2011 at 1 o'clock. Interment in Little Port Elgin Cemetery, Cape Croker. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
1955 - 2011
Elliott, Dexter Roy - at the age of 56, died tragically at Victoria Hospital, London, on November 16, 2011. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Esther Elliott; and his adoptive parents Ross and Ella Waukey. Predeceased by his brothers Garfield Elliott, Jerry Elliott, and Clinton Elliott; and his sisters Mary Wellington, Corrine Smith, Sally Elliott, and Diane Stevens. He will be sadly missed by his sister Sandra Elliott, of Toronto; and his many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation is at the Maadookii Seniors Centre, Cape Croker on Monday November 21, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Cape Croker United Church on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Little Port Elgin Cemetery. Funeral plans arranged at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Donations to the Maadookii Senior's Centre would be greatly appreciated.