Matthew Frederick Bos
1989 - 2006
BOS, MATTHEW: The Lord in His infinite wisdom took unto Himself His dear child Matthew Frederick Bos, Thursday, December 21, 2006 in his 18th year. He leaves behind his father and mother, Edward and Patricia Bos, and brother Bradley Bos, to be reunited in heaven with his brother Christopher. He is loved and will be missed by his girlfriend Sara Feddema, his school friends and team-mates, grandparents Fred and Anke Bos (predeceased), and Frank and Grace Zwaagstra, aunts and uncles Donald and Tiena Bos, Itie and Adrian Koster, John and Carol Bos, Richard and Margaret Bos, Rennie and John Linde, Ricki and Fred Bos, Jeanie and Art Vandervelde, Tina and John Dekker, Richard and Annette Zwaagstra, John and Kris Zwaagstra, Gary and Jane Kruchka, and leaves behind many cousins, extended family and friends who will take comfort in knowing he is with God. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Canadian Reformed Church, 330 Station Street in Smithville. The funeral service will be held at the church on Wednesday, December 27 at 11 am with Rev. A. Souman officiating. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Hamilton. If desired, memorial contributions to Guido de Bres Christian High School in Hamilton would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Merritt Funeral Home.
Evelyn Adeline Bulitz
1944 - 2006
BULITZ, EVELYN: At Welland Hospital on Saturday, January 7, 2006, Evelyn Adeline Bulitz (nee Atkinson) of Wellandport, in her 62nd year. Beloved wife of Delbert (Bert) Bulitz. Loving mother of Ira Bulitz and Donna, and of Carol Firlotte and Chris. Cherished grandmother of Holly, Shannon, Michael, Brittany and Tyler. Dear sister of Ralph Atkinson and Sylvia, Ruby Turner and the late Robert Turner, her twin brother Ira Atkinson and Sharon, and step sister of Beatrice Henry and Al. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Noreen Atkinson, Loretta Atkinson, Helen Robins, Claudia Robins, Diane, and her brother-in-law Bruce Silverthorne. Predeceased by her infant daughter Bonnie, brothers Earland Atkinson, Leslie Atkinson, Robert Atkinson, Wilbert Atkinson, her sister Marjorie Silverthorne, and step brothers Clifford Robins and Clarence Robins. Friends called at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 11 am at the funeral home. Cremation followed with later inurnment at Waite Cemetery, Abingdon. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
1943 - 2007
HUIZINGA, GERDA: Surrounded by her family at the Henderson General Hospital in Hamilton on Thursday, December 27, 2007, Gerda Huizinga (nee DeBruyn) of Smithville in her 65th year, went to be with her Lord and Saviour. Beloved wife for 45 years of Albert Huizinga. Loving mother of Carol and Harvey Pot, Hank Huizinga, and Charles and Anneliese Huizinga. Cherished by her grandchildren Justin, Matthew, Brendan, Katelyn, Alanna, Danika and Rudy. Dear sister of Leni and Arie Vanderkooy, Kees DeBruyn, Corrie and Jack Roemer, George and Carol DeBruyn. Gerda will also be sadly missed by the Huizinga family. Gerda was an employee of the Royal Bank for over 25 years. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Saturday, December 29 from 6-9 pm. Interment at 9:30 am on Monday, December 31, 2007 at Grimsby Mountain Cemetery, followed by the funeral service at the Smithville Christian Reformed Church (6522 Smithville Road) beginning at 11 am. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Mary Elizabeth James
1903 - 2007
JAMES, MARY: On Thursday, May 31, 2007 at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, Mary Elizabeth James (nee Springer) in her 105th year. Beloved wife of the late Stan Northway (1944) and John James (1996). Loving mother of Joy and her husband Frank Jenks, Christine and her husband Jerry Hampson, the late Mel Northway (1984) and mother-in-law of Alice Northway. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Mary was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in this area for over 50 years. The service of remembrance will be held on Monday, June 4 at 7 pm at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 164 Mountain Road, Grimsby. Private family interment at Union Cemetery, Smithville prior to the service. If desired, memorial contributions to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Lynn Marie Kipp
1950 - 2007
KIPP (GALASSI), LYNN: After a long courageous battle with cancer passed away quietly and peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning, September 15, 2007, Lynn Marie Kipp (nee Galassi), in her 58th year. A proud mother to Michael (Justine), Michelle (Bill), Ashely and Pamela. Grandmother to Kristen, Nicolas and Jalianne. Survived by mother Roseann (Roy), predeceased by father Aldo Galassi. Special thanks to Sue Clyde, Dr Kazemi, all the staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre and the SEHC RN's. Family will receive guests during visitation only, Tuesday, September 18th 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or the Canadian Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Michael Eric Knuth
1957 - 2007
KNUTH, MICHAEL: At his home in Caistor on Thursday, November 1, 2007, Michael Eric Knuth in his 51st year. Beloved husband of Lisa Knuth. Loving father of Ryan Knuth (Jamette Mongia), Jesse Knuth (Sharon Brencur), Zachary, Jacob and Michael Knuth. Dear brother of Hans and Carol Knuth, and Elfie Poets. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Caistorville United Church on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 11 am with interment at the church's adjoining cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Mary Marilyn Kool
1940 - 2007
KOOL, MARILYN: Suddenly at home on Monday, September 10, 2007, Mary Marilyn Kool in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Arthur Kool Sr. for over 46 years. Loving mother of Arthur William Kool, and of Trish Beckett and her husband Al. Cherished by her grandchildren Bryan (Danielle), Adam, Calvin, Zachary and Cristian Kool, Erin and Tara Beckett, and great-grandchild Brianna Kool. Dear sister of Sharon Gillmore (Paul), William T. Simmons, Brenda Brenzil (Lyle), Lynda Simmons (Gary Boyko), and Cheryl Ecker (Bruce), and sister-in-law of Nell and John Slater, Jerry and Margaret Kool, John and Eileen Kool, Ineke and Richard Denley, and Corrie Kool. Predeceased by her parents William and Eileen Simmons, and brother-in-law Wesel Kool. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with Prayers at 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, September 13 at 10 am at St. Martin of Tours' Roman Catholic Church, Smithville, with interment at the church's adjoining cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
William C. LeBlanc
1951 - 2007
LEBLANC, WILLIAM (BILL): It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bill on October 29, 2007 in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Wendy (nee Tufts) for over 35 years. Loving father of Micheal and his wife Dianne of Wellandport, and Matthew and his wife Kristie of North Bay. Dear Grandpa of Alexis. Predeceased by both parents George and Jean. He will be sadly missed by sisters Jackie Weaver (Bill), Sharon Waite (Vince), Brenda Diltz (Wayne) and brothers Ron (Dianne), Jim (Sue), John (Cindy) and Bruce (Nell). Also missed by his nieces and nephews. A longtime resident of Smithville, Bill was known for his friendship, kindness, humour and quick wit. Bill played slow pitch in Smithville for many years and was also an umpire for the ladies teams. Longtime Legion member. He loved to fish and was most proud of his 54" 40 lb muskie he caught in North Bay last year. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A private family memorial service will follow. Special thanks to the paramedics and the emergency staff of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
1929 - 2007
LINDE, PIETER: The Lord in His infinite wisdom, after a brief illness, called unto Himself on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, His child Pieter Linde in his 79th year. Dearly loved husband and friend for more than 53 years of Zwany Linde (nee Buitenhuis). Loved father of Arno and Alice Linde, Evelyn and Fred Vandervelde, Grace and Barry Taylor, Debbie and Ron Vanderzwaag, Ralph and Wendy Linde, Tom and Sandra Linde, and Dan and Jane Linde. Cherished grandfather of 38 grandchildren and the 21 spouses of these grandchildren. Also much loved by 38 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Tina Riemer, Tjitske Witten and brothers Harm and Co Linde, Ken and Tina Linde and sister-in-law Janny Linde, and brother-in-law Martin Dykstra. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Geerlig Riemer (1987) and Egbert Witten (2003). Will also be missed by his in-laws Hennie and Piet DenHollander, Henk and Nellie Buitenhuis, Sam and Cindy DeBruin, Leo Rozema, and Hannah Buitenhuis. Also predeceased by his brother John Linde (1980), sister Elizabeth Dykstra (1964), sister-in-law Minnie Rozema (1990), and brother-in-law Herman Buitenhuis (1999). The family will receive friends for visitation at the Canadian Reformed Church, 330 Station Street, Smithville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Church on Saturday, September 15 at 10 am. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Stoney Creek. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Reformed Church of Smithville (Mission Timor) would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
Garnet William LeBlanc
1929 - 2007
LeBlanc, Garnet William (Retired OPP) March 4 1929 - Feb 20, 2007. It is with heavy hearts we announce his sudden passing, at the age of 77, at his home on February 20th 2007. Loving husband, true friend and companion of Bee (Bernice) for 53 years. He will be sadly missed by his children: Wayne (Robin) Higson, Darcene (Jim) Saxe, Tighe (Lorrie) LeBlanc, Craig (Betty) LeBlanc and Lori (Ivan) Whitehead. Always cherished by his Grandchildren: Tammy (Mike) Vuic, Theresa (Alex) Caro, Shannon, Sean, Meagan, Ryan, Tyson, Aaron, Bryce, Samantha and Reid and fondly remembered by his Great Grand Children: Andrew, Caetano and Alexis. Predeceased by his father, William LeBlanc, his mother Cora Gibson and his brother George LeBlanc. Garnet will also be missed by numerous nephews and nieces. Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Monday February 26th from 2-4 pm and from 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday February 27th at 11:00 am followed by a Celebration of his life being held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.
"Whatever we were to each other, we still are."
John (Jack) MacDonald
1914 - 2007
MacDONALD, JOHN (JACK): At West Park Health Centre in St. Catharines on Monday, March 26, 2007, John (Jack) MacDonald in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his brother Harry (Hank) MacDonald and his wife Helen. Great-uncle of Doug Nichol and his wife Diane of Grimsby. A private burial service was held at Union Cemetery in Smithville on Thursday, March 29th.
1937 - 2007
MacPHERSON, THOMAS: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Sunday, April 15, 2007, Thomas MacPherson of RR#1 St. Anns, in his 71st year. Beloved father of Cathy of British Columbia and Scott of Alberta. Dear brother of Mervin of Prince Edward County, Ontario and Ethel of Port Colborne. Predeceased by his brothers Gus, Malcolm and Roy and sisters Florence and Eileen. At Tom’s request, a private family service has been held with interment at Lane Cemetery, St. Anns. Special thanks to the staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, especially B Ward, for their care and compassion. If desired, memorial contributions to Lane Cemetery would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Merritt Funeral Home.
“To Be Always Cold” by Tom MacPherson
All of my life I have hated the cold,
no matter how many warm clothes that I wore.
But now that I know that I am going below,
to a place where I will have to shovel the coal,
there is one thing for certain and that is for sure,
no more will I ever be c-c-cold anymore.
So lay the sod over me and not shed a tear.
Just dance and be happy and drink lots of my beer!
Margaret Catherine McEwan
1923 - 2007
McEWAN, MARGARET: On Sunday, September 9, 2007, Margaret Catherine McEwan (nee Hiles) of Smithville (and previously of Oakland, Ontario) in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Karl McEwan and daughter of the late Cecil and Ruth Ann Hiles. Loving mother of Ruth Ann and Charles Street of Smithville, Mary and Lloyd Muir of Markdale, and Robert McEwan of Hamilton. Cherished by her grandchildren Martin and Tara Street, Amy and Frazer Box, Melanie and Adam Kearns, Thomas Muir and great-grandson Owen Box. Dear sister of Samuel Wayne Hiles and his wife Joyce, and sister-in-law of Elaine Oliver. Predeceased by her sisters Eleanor Poss and Yvonne Bowler. 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, September 12 at 10:30 am at the Smithville United Church, 116 West Street (Regional Road 20) in Smithville. Following a reception at the church, a graveside service and the interment will be held at approximately 2:30 pm at Scotland Cemetery in Scotland, Ontario. Memorial contributions to Smithville United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.