“The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth: one is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on Earth.” – D.F.Gurney
With her children by her side, Doreen passed away peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, October 1, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, in her 81st year.
Born in Guelph, Ontario on June 3, 1922. Loving mother of Suzanne Leith and her husband, Doug, and son, Peter Young and his wife, Lisa, all of Southampton. Dear grandmother of Gillian, Meredith, and Andrew Marr, of Toronto. Dear sister of Patricia Cannon of Georgetown, Yvonne Henry and husband, Alex of Burlington, and Doug Dickson and wife, Donna, of London. Predeceased by her brother, Alvin and in- laws, Betty and Jean Dickson, and Barry Cannon. Fondly remembered by Herb and Ruth Young of Belleville, Ken Strong of Vancouver, Alan “Monk” Marr of Toronto, God -daughter, Laura Cannon-Sherlock of Durham and many nieces and nephews.
Doreen, a proud Veteran, served as Corporal in the RCAF from November 25, 1943 to July 24, 1945. She was a physical training and drill instructor at Trenton Air Force Base. Her service medals and decorations included both Volunteer and RCAF awards. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #340, Port Elgin.
After the War, Doreen completed her education at the Royal Ontario Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She had previously won gold medals for piano at the Stratford Musical Festival in 1936, 1937 and 1938. In 1946, she won the Canadian Music Festival.
All her friends at the Chantry Center, and the Chantry Rug Hookers will miss Doreen. She will be remembered for her VW Beetle “FRV YNG”, prize-winning garden, her rug hooking, and her help in decorating the Chantry Center. She was a member of St.Paul’s Anglican Church and enjoyed cooking, baking, and preserving for her family.
Her children wish to thank Dr. Suke, the staff of the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, Veterans Affairs Canada, the VON, and the Red Cross for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Doreen’s guardian angels, Xenia Murphy, Minister Margaret Greenhow and Bruce McDougall for the love and support that enabled Doreen to live her last months with grace and dignity.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St., Port Elgin from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8th, 2003. Funeral service will be conducted in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Southampton, on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Margaret Greenhow officiating.
Interment Southampton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #340, Port Elgin will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.
At the Southampton Care Centre on Wednesday, October 1st, 2003 at the age of 87 years, the former Annie McCleland formerly of Guelph. Wife of the late Irvine McElrea. Dear mom of Tom and his wife Lois of Port Elgin. Nana of Shannah, Sarah, Shane, and Sheila McElrea. She is also survived by her stepchildren Gail Rosemayer, and James McElrea and their families and by three sisters-in-law.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Maurice Close and Mr. Carson Wallace officiating.
Interment Carlisle Cemetery, Iron Bridge on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions to the Southampton Care Centre Residents Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy
Sayers, Grace Lillian
At the Grey-Bruce Health Service in Southampton, early Saturday morning, Sept. 27th, 2003, at the age of 86 years, the former Grace Lunan, wife of the late Hubert Sayers, mother of Vern of Toronto and Elaine and her husband Don Palmer of Port Elgin, Grandma to Catherine and her husband Peter Kingdon, Daniel, Jennifer and her husband David Kurpjuweit, and Allison and her friend Michel Schipprack. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Justin and Matthew Kurpjuweit, and Rachel Kingdon. Predeceased by one brother Murray, and by two sisters Florence McLean and Eloise Lunan.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday afternoon, September 29th. Funeral service will be conducted in Port of Fellowship Baptist Church, 910 Goderich St., Port Elgin on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Eric Watson officiating. A reception with the family at the church will follow the service.
Interment Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, Ontario at 3.30 p.m.
Memorial contributions to the Port of Fellowship Baptist Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
At her residence in Port Elgin on Friday, September 16th, 2003, at the age of 69 years, Jean Hammond, wife of the late Wallace Hammond.
A memorial service will be conducted in the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores), on Thursday morning, October 16th, 2003, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Gordon Williams officiating.
A reception will immediately follow in the Community Room of the funeral home.
Walker, Ruby Jane
At the Southampton Care Centre on Thursday, Sept. 25th, 2003, at the age of 88 years, the former Ruby Brown, wife of the late Robert Walker, grandmother of Darlene and her husband Bob Roscoe of Port Elgin. Great-Grandma of Robbie and his wife Amanda of Kitchener, and Angie and her friend Charlie of Port Elgin. Survived by her sister-in-law Gloria Brown and by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Eleanor and her son-in-law Norman Young, by her sisters Eleanor Jackman and Mary Thompson, and brothers Neil and Edward Brown.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, September 28th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday morning at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Julia Morden officiating.
Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin.
Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Whitney, Edward Gerard
Formerly of Windsor, Sauble Beach, Port Elgin, and latterly Southampton. Ed was a long-time educator and Mr. Unicef. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Windsor, Faith Lutheran Church, in Port Elgin, and a co-founder of Faith Maple Estates in Port Elgin.
At Grey-Bruce Health Services, Southampton on Thursday evening, Sept. 26th, 2003, at the age of 90 years, Ed Whitney, husband of Dorothy Whitney of Southampton, father of Robert and his wife Beverly of Windsor, Mary and her husband Bert Kowaltschuk of Colpoy’s Bay. Grandfather of Lisa Noble and her husband Terry of Hastings, Ont., Lora Whitney-Garbuz and her husband Oktay of Geneva Switzerland, Adam and his wife Claire Kowaltschuk of Aurora, and Stephanie Whitney of Winlaw, B.C. Great-grandfather of John and Mark Noble. Predeceased by brother William J. Whitney.
Friends may call at Faith Lutheran Church, 525 Ivings Dr., Port Elgin, from 1.30 to 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30th. A funeral service will be conducted in the Church at 2.30 p.m., followed by a reception with the family.
Memorial contributions to the Faith Lutheran Church or to UNICEF would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
For further information, please call W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 832-2222.
It is with both sadness and joy, her family announces the peaceful death of Dorothy Henrietta Whitney (nee Frook) of Southampton at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton on Thursday, January 8, 2004, at the age of 93.
Dorothy was the loving wife of the late Ed Whitney (Sept. 2003), cherished Mom of Bob and Bev Whitney of Windsor, Mary and Bert Kowaltschuk of Colpoy’s Bay; precious grandma of Lisa and Terry Noble of Hastings, Lora and Oktay Gurbuz, Geneva, Switzerland, Adam and Clare Kowaltschuk of Aurora, and Stephanie Whitney of Winlaw, B.C.; happy great-grandma of John and Mark Noble; loved Aunt of Shirley and Paul Bruer of Colpoy’s Bay. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters: John, Edna, Eleanor and Milton.
Dorothy was born in Hanover in 1910, taught elementary school in Windsor, and was a woman ahead of her time being active in community, church, and social justice committee work. She was a founding and active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Port Elgin. Dorothy will be fondly remembered by family, friends and acquaintances for her supportive letters.
A Memorial Service of Celebration will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Port Elgin at 2 p. m.on Saturday, April 17. Friends may visit with family from 1 to 2 p. m.. Reception to follow the celebration.
Memorial contributions to Faith Lutheran Church, 525 Ivings Drive, Port Elgin or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
At Grey-Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at the age of 77 years, Joan A’Court of Port Elgin, wife of Bert A’Court, mother of Adrian and his wife Heather of Cobourg, and Denise and her husband Ernie Cassan of Port Elgin. Grandmother of Matthew, Ryan and Tyler A’Court, and Richard and Andrew Cassan. Sister of Gwen Acreman of England. She is predeceased by one brother and two sisters.
Private family funeral arrangements are in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel. For further information, please call 519-832-2222.
Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Armstrong, Hilliard (Hilly)
In Ottawa on Tuesday, September 16th, 2003, at the age of 60 years, Hilly Armstrong of Port Elgin, husband of the former Bonnie Barnes, beloved father of Jason and Laurel. Brother of Dalton and his wife Evelyn of Brockville, and Keith and his wife Judy of Manotick. Predeceased by his parents Elva Wilson and Allan Armstrong, and by his brother Tom. Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Eleanor and father-in-law Harry Barnes.
Funeral services were conducted at the Kelly Funeral Home in Ottawa on Friday, September 19th at 3 p.m. A memorial gathering will be held at the Lakeshore Racquet and Recreation Centre in Port Elgin on Sunday, September 21st from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
At the Southampton Care Centre on Thursday, Sept., 18th, 2003, at the age of 84 years, the former Minnie Scott, wife of the late Harold Kearns, mother of Dorothy and her husband John Bleakley of Dallas, Georgia. She is also survived by her grandchildren Renee, John and Steven, by her five great-grandchildren, and by her daughter-in-law Erlene Kearns. Predeceased by her son Harry, her daughter Brenda, her sister Florence Cannon, and her brothers Jim, Emil and Morris Scott.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening, September 19th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Bruce McDougall officiating.
Interment Southampton Cemetery.
A reception with the family will follow in the Community Room of the funeral home.
Memorial contributions to the Resident’s Fund of the Southampton Care Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.