1917 - 2008
LYMBURNER, AUDREY: Peacefully at Deer Park Villa on Sunday, October 26, 2008 Audrey Lymburner of Caistor Centre, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Eileen Lymburner (nee Gare, 2006) for 63 years. Loving father of Don and Mary Lymburner of Holland Landing, and Gail and John Whittaker of Smithville. Cherished grandfather of Suzanne, David, Laura (Will), Carolyn (BJ), and Brian, and great-grandfather of Janine, Randy and Nathan. Dear brother of Wray Lymburner (and the late Betty), and Lorne Lymburner (Fern). Predeceased by his parents Frank and Hazel (nee Davis) Lymburner. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Wednesday, October 29 beginning at 1 pm. The funeral service will follow at 2 pm. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial contributions to the Caistor Centre Free Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Nathaniel Howard MacInnes
1985 - 2008
MacINNES, NATHANIEL: With sad hearts we announce the sudden passing of Nathaniel Howard MacInnes in his 23rd year, on Wednesday, August 13, 2008. Beloved son of Don and Linda MacInnes. Dearest brother to Matthew (Jenny) and his niece Kaydence, sister Kathleen (Jay) and special brother Jeremeah Fortune. He also leaves to mourn grandparents Ron and Ruth Hawkes, Audrey MacInnes, the late Neil MacInnes and the late Marilyn Lamb; aunts and uncles Sharon Boyko (Don), Tracy Cormier (Todd), Karrie Ann Hawkes Sharon Nicol (David), Shirlee MacDougall (Jeff), Doug Hawkes (Anna), Bryan Hawkes (Carol), Chris Twigg (Leslie), and Irene Paulo (Rob); and cousins Adam, Tyler, Connor, Melissa (Dan), Lindsay (Adam), Nicole, James, Darcy (Gary), Charlie, Justin, Devon, Jenna, A.J., Michelle, Ian, John, Tanner, Trinity, and Kenny. Nate was a student at Gainsborough Elementary School and Beamsville Secondary School. He will be sadly missed by co-workers and friends. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday, August 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. Ann's Community Church, 5425 Regional Rd. 69 in St. Anns on Wednesday, August 20 at 2 pm. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to the West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary or the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Francis Michael Arthur McArter
1951 - 2008
McARTER, F. MICHAEL A. (MICK): On Friday, April 11, 2008 in his 57th year. Son of Zona Smith (Vineland) and the late Donald M. McArter. Father of Michael (Penny) and Patrick and grandfather of Tyler, all of British Columbia. Brother of Donna Huffman (Smithville). Will be sadly missed by former wife Anne Marie Vinall. There will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation can be made through the funeral home.
G. Dale McLin
1947 - 2008
McLIN, G. DALE: Peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2008 at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, Gordon Dale McLin of Smithville in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Linda McLin (nee Urquhart) for 28 years. Loving father of Tracy and Stephen Price, and Rob McLin, and step-father of Lara and Shannon Matechuk, and Nancy Bass. Cherished grandfather of Sari, Kieran, Grace, Kyra, and Erika. Dear brother of John and Judy McLin, and uncle of Miranda and Noel. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Mary. Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The memorial service will be held at Smithville United Church on Friday, June 27 at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to the Lung Association or Smithville United Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Jean Bernice Merritt
1925 - 2008
MERRITT, JEAN: On Friday, March 14, 2008, Jean Bernice Merritt (nee Smith) of Charlton and previously of Smithville, Ontario, called Home to be with her Lord in her 83rd year. Jean was the beloved wife of Sidney Merritt for over 60 years. She was a loving mother to Judy Merritt of Sudbury, Sharon and Jim Yent of Redwater, Alberta, Betty and Keith Rodel of Pontypool, Debbie and Owen Babcock of Charlton, Tim and Cheryl Merritt of Aurora, Lori and Steven Prince of Dane, and Mark Merritt of Charlton. Cherished by grandchildren Ben, Steven, Nathan, Jennifer, David, Eldon, Shannon, Rebecca, William, John, Patrick, Jake, Diane and great-grandchildren Cooper and Emma. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Dorothy Alward and her husband Harry. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at Caistor Centre Free Methodist Church, 8488 Regional Road 65 (corner of Regional Road 6) in Caistor Centre with visitation at 1 pm and the service beginning at 2 pm. Interment Kimbo Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Gideons would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
1919 - 2008
MOKREY, EVA (nee Kalush) November 21, 1919 - November 12, 2008 Predeceased by her daughter Nancie in 1983 and by her husband Nick in 1985. Dearest mother of Kathy and her husband Jamie; her son Mike and his wife Dale. Cherished Nana of Sherry and Iain, Sarah and Dave, Jeff and Sarah, Aaron and Helen, Nicole and Dave. Loving Great-Nana of Evan; Liam and Callum; Kealan and Callum; and Andrew. Eva is survived by her sister Helen; her brother Morris and Rolande; Debbie and John; many nieces and nephews; extended family and her good friend Lois Kindree. Our deepest gratitude to the staff of Nash Jackson at Ridgeview Long Term Care. Eva arrived in Montreal from Czernichowcach, Ukraine with her siblings in 1935. In 1947, Eva and Nick purchased the Downey property at the corner of Brock and St. Catharines Streets, established Mokrey Machine Shop and began their new life in Smithville. A private family service was held at Merritt Funeral Home in Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to the West Lincoln Historical Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Linda Darlene Aird
1948 - 2005
AIRD, LINDA: At St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, on Saturday, April 9, 2005, Linda Darlene Aird of Wellandport, in her 57th year. Beloved wife of David Roy. Linda will also be missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law Ken and Arlene, Steve and Eileen, Tim and Marianne, brother-in-law Burt Othmer, and her nieces and nephews Tracy, John, Kim, Mike, Julie and Jessica. Predeceased by her sister Doreen Othmer. Friends called at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 11 am at St. Anns Community Church. Cremation followed. Memorial contributions to St. Anns Community Church would be appreciated by the family.
Marie Isabel Andrews
1928 - 2005
ANDREWS, MARIE: At St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday, July 17, 2005, Marie Isabel Andrews (nee Cooper) of St. Catharines and formerly of Caistor Centre, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Tom Andrews for 52 years. Loving mother of Dale and his wife Laura of Wainfleet. Marie will also be sadly missed by her brother-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Samuel Gordon Cooper and Margaret Allen. As a long-time school teacher in the area, Marie's dedication will be remembered by her former students and fellow teachers. Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment Union Cemetery, Smithville. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
1921 - 2005
ANTONIOU, POTOULA: At the Woolcott Wing of the Welland Hospital on Monday, January 24, 2005, Potoula Antoniou of Fonthill, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Spiros Antoniou. Loving mother of Demetre and Glenna Antoniou and cherished grandmother of Persephone and Olive. Predeceased by her brothers Kostas Doukas and Demos Doukas and sister Paraskevoula Phillipas, all of the USA. The Funeral Service was held Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 11 am at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 124 Queenston Street, St. Catharines. Interment Smithville United Church Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
1944 - 2005
ATKINSON, RONALD: At Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, Ronald Gordon Atkinson of Dunnville in his 61st year. Son of the late James Gordon Atkinson and Marjorie Atkinson (nee Spittal). Beloved husband of Joan Atkinson (nee Hammond). Loving father of Ron, Jamie and Bonnie. Loving grandfather to Carson and Rose. Ron will also be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters Marie Secord, Lee Atkinson, Gail Secord and her husband Joe, Gregory Atkinson and James Atkinson. Predeceased by his brother Randy. Friends called at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Saturday, February 5, 2005 beginning at 9:30 am a memorial service to followed at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. Private inurnment, Waite Cemetery, Abingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family
Marjorie Mabel Barnes
1924 - 2005
BARNES, MARJORIE: Peacefully, and with her family by her side, on Friday, December 23, 2005, Marjorie Mabel Barnes (nee Shantry) of Smithville, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late William Barnes (2001). Loving mother of Linda Kennedy (Stan Jones) of Hamilton. Cherished by her grandson Scott Battersby and his wife Joanne of Smithville, great-grandchildren Dylan Battersby and Tricia and Jeff DeBoer, and great-great-grandchildren Stephanie and Ryan. Dear sister of Joyce Shantry and sister-in-law of Edna Shantry. Predeceased by her brother Hank Shantry. Friends called at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 beginning at 9 am. The funeral service was led by Rev. Katie Campion at Merritt Funeral Home in Smithville on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 10 am. Joanne Battersby spoke of memories and family life with Marjorie. Ruth Griffin was the organist. Pallbearers were Scott Battersby, Dylan Battersby, Jeff DeBoer, Adam Meindersma, George Kooiman and Jim Keizer. Interment at Bismark United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Smithville Presbyterian Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Christopher Anthony David Boyle
1974 - 2005
BOYLE, CHRIS: On Friday, June 24, 2005 as the result of a tragic accident, Christopher Anthony David Boyle of Smithville, in his 32nd year. Beloved and loving husband of Michelle Boyle (nee Regnerus). Dear son of Pat and Pam Boyle, and Karen and Reg Ecker, and dear son-in-law of Mary Regnerus. Loving brother of Shauna McKinney, Sarah Ecker and Bridget Boyle, and dear uncle of Aidan McKinney. Loving grandson of Gord and Joy Ecker, Thelma Curtis, Bob Regnerus and Margaret Boyle. Dear nephew to many aunts and uncles. The funeral service was led by Rev. Dale Massender at 11 am on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at St. Anns Community Church. Ruth Griffin was the pianist. Speaking of remembrances of Chris were his aunt Edith Regnerus and his sisters Sarah Ecker and Shauna McKinney. Close friends presented a Ski-Doo flag. Interment Bismark United Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were his uncles Larry Powell, Roger Brice, Gord Regnerus, Nick Liverance, Tim Liverance, Emy Liverance, Ron Liverance and Jamie Liverance. Memorial contributions to McMaster Children's Hospital would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Merritt Funeral Home, Smithville.
Keith Edgar Krick
1929 - 2006
KRICK, KEITH: Suddenly, at Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, Keith Edgar Krick of St. Anns, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Isabell Fannie Krick (nee Wilson) for 51 years. Loving father of David and his wife Michelle, and of Russell and his wife Cathy Plosz. Cherished by his grandchildren Laura, Nicholas, Corey, Brandon, David and Aaron. Dear brother of Mabel Teakle, Rea Holloway, Alice Misch and her husband Bob, and brother-in-law of Gladys Krick. Predeceased by his granddaughter Alicia Krick (1988) and brother Harold Krick (1992). The funeral service was held on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11 am at Merritt Funeral Home in Smithville with Rev. Neale Robb officiating. Ruth Griffin was the organist. Interment Bethel Cemetery, Winslow. Pallbearers were Lyle Teakle, Carl Teakle, Floyd Krick, Loyal Krick, Bill Wilson and Bob Austin. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Joseph Walter Krysko
1928 - 2006
KRYSKO, JOSEPH: Suddenly at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, Joseph Krysko of Hamilton (formerly of Smithville) in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude Krysko. Loving father of Elaine, Joan, Greg and Steven. Cherished grandfather of Stacey, Jennifer, Katelyn, Dylan and Sam, and great-grandfather of Oliver and Piper. Dear brother of Lil, Len, the late Mary, and John. Private family Funeral Mass was held at St. Martin of Tours' Roman Catholic Church in Smithville on Saturday, September 9, with interment at the church's adjoining cemetery. A celebration of Joe's life for friends and family was held at the home of the Kuechler family in Beamsville on Sunday, September 10 from 2-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Martin of Tours' Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family.
Etta Marie Lampman
1909 - 2006
LAMPMAN, ETTA: Peacefully, at her home in Caistor Centre on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, Etta Marie Lampman (nee Hutcheson) in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Coral Emerson Lampman (1981). Loving mother of Alex Lampman (Jeanne), Dorothy Hunter, Helen Penfold (Ron), Marjorie Gies (and friend Harold Goit), and Linda Smith (Jim). Cherished grandma of 33 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Helen Quartermaine or Truro, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by her son Donald, sons-in-law Ken Hunter and Leroy Gies, grandsons Paul Leach and Steven Cowles, granddaughter Sheila Davidson, sister Bernice Walker and brother Sam Hutcheson. The funeral service was held at Merritts United Church on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 2:30 pm with Rev. Ted Lydan officiating. The eulogy was given by Wendy Murphy, and Cindy Evans read "Psalm 23". Lois Lockhart was the organist and Tabitha Nicholson sang "Amazing Grace". Interment at the church's adjoining cemetery. Pallbearers were Doug Ward, Doug Lampman, Jason Logan, Bryon Leach, Shawn Murphy and Jim Lampman. If desired, memorial contributions to Merritts United Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Merritt Funeral Home.
Arlene Alice Lane
1927 - 2006
LANE (nee Lymburner), ARLENE ALICE: It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Arlene Lane in her 79th year, at the Henderson General Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Dearly loved mother of Gary Lane and his wife Cathie of Dundas. Loving Grandma of Bradley and Matthew Lane. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Omer Lane (1997) and the late Ewart John Lane (1971). Dear sister of Keith Lymburner and his wife Rhondda of Guelph. Dear aunt of Blake Lymburner. Predeceased by brother Blake Lymburner (1955). Retired teacher of the Lincoln County Board of Education (1985). Will be fondly remembered by many dear friends and family. The family received friends at the Merritt Funeral home, 287 Station St., Smithville on Wednesday March 22nd. The funeral service was held on Thursday, March 23rd at 11 am at the Smithville United Church with interment at the church’s adjoining cemetery. Donations to West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary or the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Arlene’s Memory would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Special thanks to the staff of Ward 395 of the Henderson General Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.