Freda Joan Mason
MASON, Freda Joan - at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday June 29th, 2007, Freda Mason of Quinte Living Centre in her 91st year. Daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Smith. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Victor Mason. Predeceased by daughter Valerie Lorraine Mason. Sister of Edna Marfleet of B.C. Ever remembered by nephews Brian Marfleet and wife Renee, Gary Marfleet and niece Patti Marfleet. Friends may call at the JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville on Thursday from 12-1 p.m. Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday July 5th, 2007 at 1 p.m. Rev. Charles Buchanan Officiating. Interment Belleville Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Edward Joseph McKeown
McKEOWN, Edward Joseph - at home on Sunday July 1st, 2007.Ed McKeown, of Belleville, and formerly of Frankford, in his 71st year. Son of the late Wilfred and Katherine McKeown. Beloved husband of Carol Ann McKeown (nee Boyer). Dear father of Kevin McKeown (Debra), and of Maureen Scordamaglia (Jim), all of Scarborough. Dear stepfather of Sandra Martin (Stewart) of Mississauga, and Kevin Babcock (Brenda) of Cherry Valley. Predeceased by his stepdaughter Penny Miner, and by his stepson James Babcock. Survived by his sister Lorraine Deline (John) of Wasaga Beach, by his brothers Raymond McKeown (Ellen) of Pickering, Neil McKeown of Toronto, and Marvin McKeown of Peterborough. Loved by his grandchildren Bob, Colleen, Leah, Ashley, Krista, Matthew, Cody, and greatgrandson James. Special uncle to Gary and Judy Leavitt of Belleville. Arrangements entrusted to the JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Avenue, Belleville (613-968-5588). At the request of Mr. McKeown, there will be no visitation. Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at Stockdale Cemetery on Friday July 6th ,2007 at 10:30 a.m. Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Oncology Department, or to the charity of choice, would be appreciated.
Dr. Murray Roy O'neil
O'NEIL, Dr. Murray Roy - On Saturday afternoon, June 30th, 2007, Essex County lost one of its great sons. Dr. Murray Roy O'Neil passed away suddenly and tragically doing what he loved most, piloting his beloved Piper J-3 Cub near Colchester, Ontario. Born on May 12, 1927, and raised in Paquette Corners on the family farm, Murray's love of the land never left him. In the fall of 1945, he left home for London, ON where he studied pre-medicine and then medicine at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1951. He returned home to practice family medicine in the town of Essex. While he went on to specialize in Allergy and Immunology and later build the largest private Allergy and Respirology partnership of its kind in Ontario, the principles of practicing good old-fashioned medicine - of listening, caring, being there for his patients at anytime of the day and seeing them through no matter what - always set his standard of care. Dr. O'Neil was honoured by the medical community as President of the Michigan Allergy Society (1981-1982), President of the Essex County Medical Society (1985- 1986) and in 1999 was honoured with a Life Membership by the Ontario Medical Association. He was a brilliant diagnostician and pioneered the areas of respirology and sleep medicine in Windsor, however he will surely be most fondly remembered as a simple and principled man with a genuine love for his patients, who would arrive, doctor's bag in hand, whenever needed. In 1961 Dr. O'Neil embarked on his second career, founding Highline Produce. After 45 years of strength and growth, Highline today is one of the largest mushroom growing facilities in Canada, employing close to 800 people at its Leamington, ON, Wellington, ON and Montreal, PQ locations. Murray's countless feats of engineering and his personally devised innovations made Highline one of the most advanced and modern facilities in North America. He was known internationally as a father of the industry, and as in his first career, held many positions of leadership, including Co- Chairing the first North American Mushroom Conference (1979) with his dear friend, Charles Ciarrocchi, serving as President of the Canadian Mushroom Growers' Association (1976-1978), as a member of the US Mushroom Council (2003-2005) and being honoured as a Life Member of the Canadian Mushroom Growers' Association in 2002 for his then 41 years of service. His final passion, the marvel of flight, is one which in his own words was “something that's been a part of me for as long as I can remember,“ beginning when he was given the gift of a toy airplane at five years of age and stayed with him throughout his whole entire life. He first soloed a Tiger Moth in the summer of 1950 while stationed at Summerwide, PEI. His quest for knowledge, his great curiosity, and his love for the skies culminated in a commercial license by 1966. He owned 18 different private aircraft during an aviation career that spanned over five decades and accumulated over 8,500 hours. Great moments of glory included competing in the Great London, England to Victoria, BC Air Race in 1971 as a part of a two-man crew in his Piper Twin Comanche (for which he received a Windsor Flying Club Special Award) and flying his “hottest“ plan, a Mitsubishi MU-2 twin engine turbo prop on Highline business throughout the 1990s. He lovingly built a single-seater, open-cockpit Volksplane, the “Cutie“, which will forever hang suspended at the Windsor Airport as a part of a Heritage Collection. He also restored a beautiful 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, which he taught his children to fly and which lived at his home until this Saturday's fateful accident. For all of his many accomplishments, Murray O'Neil will be remembered as a simple man from Essex County who loved his family and cherished close friends, who served his fellow man and touched so many lives, and who lived life to the fullest with an abundance of optimism and a deep gratitude for all his life's blessings. He is pre-deceased by his wife Judith (Fitch) O'Neil, his son, Andrew O'Neil, and his sister, Marjorie (O'Neil) Wright. He is survived by his brother, Ejay O'Neil and family, heartbroken children Debra and John Gallaugher, David O'Neil, and Elizabeth O'Neil, grandchildren Brandon Gallaugher and Regan, Lisa, Samantha and Mallory O'Neil, mother-in-law Dorothy Fitch, and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5th, 2007 at the WALTER D. KELLY FUNERAL HOME (1969 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor) from 2-4 pm and from 7-9 pm. A third visitation will be held the following morning, Friday, July 6th, at Lakeshore St. Andrew's Church (231 Amy Croft Drive, Tecumseh) from 11-12 pm, with a funeral service at Lakeshore St. Andrew's following at 12:30 pm. The family has requested a private interment at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Oldcastle. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Murray's life at a memorial celebration at Hangar 401, Windsor Airport, from 4-6 pm on Friday July 6th. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you make a donation to your charity of choice, or to Ability Online, an online support network for children and young adults with disabilities and illnesses (www.abilityonline.org) which Murray believed in and supported.
George Henry Vilneff
VILNEFF, George Henry - At Quinte Healthcare, Belleville, on July 3, 2007 in his 79th year. George will be missed and always loved by his daughter Catherine (Michael) McNamara; his son Earl; granddaughter Jody (Sam) Casselman; great-grandchildren Brody, Emma and Morgan; his dear and special friend Marjorie Jeffrey and her children Judy (Dick) Hurst, Bonnie Jeffrey (Ted Jordan) and Patsy (Peter) Cassidy and their families. Dear brother of Gene (Barbara) Vilneff, Doug (Helen) Vilneff, Harold (Sandra) Vilneff, Mae Chadderdon and Marian (Charles) Robinson. George is predeceased by his wife Mercelene, and brothers Don and Clarence. The family will receive friends at the CASSIDY FUNERAL HOME, Tweed, on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. and Friday, July 6 from 1 - 3 p.m. with Service to follow at 3 p.m. Interment Victoria Cemetery, Tweed.
Helen Margaret Halliwell
HALLIWELL, Helen Margaret - Helen died peacefully at home during the evening of July 13, 2007, at the age of 95. Helen was born in Cornwall, Ontario on September 10, 1911 and has resided in Cornwall, Kingston, St.Catherines, Temiscaming and North Bay. Helen was predeceased by her husband Percy Nichols Halliwell who died in 1991. Helen is survived by her children; Jane Halliwell-Deer of North Bay, John Halliwell (Mary Lou) of Calgary and Margaret Halliwell (Don MacDonald) of Toronto. Helen will be sadly missed by her eight grandchildren: Natalie, Jennifer and Matthew of Calgary, Emily and Shannon of Toronto and Greg (Maria) of Winnipeg, Shawn (Rhonda) of Waterloo, Susan of Ottawa and by her two great grandchildren Megan and Ethan of Waterloo. Helen is also predeceased by her siblings Leslie Oliver (Martha) of Binghamton, NY and Jessie Liddell (Bill) of St.Catharines. Her family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the wonderful care and friendship given to Helen over the last few years by Donna Boal, Janet Parks, Cindy Meir, Cheryl Cormier, Apryl Westaway, Linda Hughes, Linda Davies, Audrey Heward and also wishes to thank Pastor Bob Rittenhouse and his wife Susan for their spiritual support and Dr. Stemp for his medical care. Helen has been a long standing member and active participant as a member of the Baptist Church throughout her lifetime. More recently she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Gideon's and the Mission Circle of First Baptist Church in North Bay. Helen, after graduation from Secretarial College, was employed with an Insurance firm in Kingston, until her marriage to Percy in 1937. She was devoted to her family throughout her life and was the anchor and the organizer of many successful family events, occasions and vacations. She loved the outdoors and traveling, camping and cottaging with her family. Helen was also dedicated to pursuing her artistic interests. She was active in expressing herself in fashion, sketching, working in copper, oil painting, water colours and china painting. Cremation will take place at the Forest Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church (1250 Cassells Street) on Thursday, July 19th at 2:00 PM. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from City Hall)
BOYLE, Herald - Suddenly at the St. Catharines General Hospital, Friday June 13, 2007, in his 72nd year. Predeceased by wife Margaret Boyle. Loving father of Evan and Collen, Cathy and Mike, Marlene and Larry, and Allen. He is predeceased by daughter Lois and son Eddie. Herald will also be sadly missed by grandchildren, Daryl, Rebecca, Brooke, Amanda, Jennifer, Billy and Krissy. Herald's family will receive friends for visitation at the BUTLER FUNERAL HOME on Duke St.on Wednesday July 18th 2007 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Mr. George Caldwell Crozier
CROZIER, Mr. George Caldwell - Peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday July 15th 2007 George C. Crozier of Loyalist Retirement Home, St. Catharines in his 89th year. Dear father of Jim (Donna) Crozier of Kingston, George Crozier of East Amherst, N.Y., Gary (Dee) Crozier, Glen Crozier all of St. Catharines, Cheryl Crozier of Fonthill, Gregory (Michelle) Crozier of Tennessee, Carla (Ramon) Marchetti of Richmond Hill and their mother Irma Crozier of Fonthill. Also survived by several grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean (Robert) McFarland of Northern Ireland and Bill (Florence) Crozier of Winnipeg. George served as a flight instructor for the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was retired from TRW, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and an active card player with Russell Avenue and Dunlop Drive Seniors. Friends will be received by the family at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill, two hours prior to the service (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) which will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, July 18th 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
John V. Dillon
DILLON, John V. - At St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital on Sunday, July 15, 2007. John beloved husband of the late Florence (Murphy, 2001). Lovingly remembered by his daughter-in-law Rita Dillon (late Raymond) Kingston; his children Helen Harrision (Jack), Newburgh, Catherine, Sudbury, Patrick (Maggi), Hamilton, Joseph (Monique), Kingston, Sister Louise, R.H.S.J., St. Catharines, Rita Foley, Howe Island, Eileen Grooms (Randy), Kingston. Dear Papa to Patrick, Lorraine, Dianne, Maureen, Peter, Mary, John, Lianne, Michael, Jacqueline, Kathleen, Kevin, Stephen, Erin, Justin, Kyle and Shawn. Special great grandpa to Amanda. Megen, Brendan, Reid, Claire, Stephen, Jasmine, Aleah, Kristen, Brittany, Kyley, Tye, Dylan, Jacob, Dillan, Jarred and Julien. Survived by his brothers Hugh (Kye), Michigan; Frank (Helen) Dillon, Kingston, and his sister Geraldine Hoey, Ottawa. Sadly missed by many special nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his children Donald, Raymond, Hugh and Colleen, his son-in-law Bob Foley; his parents Patrick and Mary (Finn) Dillon; his sisters Kathleen Enright (Perce) and Rita Craigen (Joe); his brother Gerard Dillon (Elizabeth); his brother-in-law Bernard Hoey; father-in-law Patrick Murphy (Evalina); brothers-in-law Everett Murphy (Catherine) and Stafford Murphy (Eileen); and his sister-in-law Lillian Cousins (Ross). Friends may call at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, TOWNSHIP CHAPEL, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston on Tuesday, July 17 from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 18 from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Church, 392 Palace Road, Kingston, on Thursday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. Monsignor Joseph Lynch officiating. Rite of committal with prayers in St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery, Centreville. A special thank you to the caring and professional nursing staff at Friendly Manor, Deseronto, and on 3 South at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, and to Doctors Emrich, McBride, Paolucci, Patey and Zelt. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or UHKF St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital. In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, Township Chapel, 613-546- 5150. You are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.gftompkins-township.ca
JARVIE, Alice - At the NHS - General Site on Sunday July 15, 2007 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late John (1996). Dear mother-in-law of Henry and grandmother of Jim and Jennifer Reid. She is predeceased by her daughter Beth Reid (1999). At Alice's request cremation has taken place. A private inurnment will take place at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences available at www.butlerniagara.ca BUTLER (905)- 646-6322.
r Irma Leonija Jekabsons
JEKABSONS, Irma Leonija - Peacefully, on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at Wentworth Lodge, Dundas in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Vilnis. Loving mother of Aivars Jekabsons (Janice Langhorn) of Hamilton and Inara (Danny) Heidebrecht of Jordan Station. Loving Omma of Juris and Daniel Heidebrecht and Kristina, Robert and Linda Jekabsons. The family will receive friends at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens) BURLINGTON (905-527-0405) on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Reception to follow in the Solarium at Bay Gardens Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Christ Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church (Hamilton).
KYER-LAUZON, Jenny - Surrounded with love by family and friends. It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts; son Rod and daughter Connie announce the passing of their hero and mother Jenny Kyer-Lauzon. Our Lord knew she was tired after a courageous fight with cancer. Her life long partner Tommy Angrove will dearly miss Jenny. Survived by sister Maureen and family in England, grandchildren, Matthew, Bobby, Brandon, Krystal, Felicia, Levi & great-granddaughter Hailen. Jenny will be missed by many good friends and loved ones. Our lives are all richer to have known Jenny and her love and laughter will stay in our hearts forever. God has the most special Angel of all. Family will receive friends at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court Street at King, on Wednesday from 11:00 until time of the funeral service in the Darte Chapel at 1:00 p.m. in lieu of flowers donations to the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre would be appreciated.
SMITH, Donna - (1942-2007) - “A bright and shining star has been extinguished. But we shall forever feel the warmth of her afterglow.“ Suddenly at Rapelje Lodge on Monday July 16, 2007, as a result of a brain tumor, in her 65th year, with her best bud “Jen, Jen“ never leaving her side. Loving mother of Jennifer Rutledge of Welland, Laurie Filson (Kevin) of Port Colborne, Sharon MacArthur (Mo) of Hamilton, Jamie Rutledge (Nicole) of Port Colborne. Beloved sister-in-law of Dorothy Smith of Dunnville and Jean Smith of Nova Scotia. Donna was predeceased by her brothers John and Donald Smith and her parents James and Rita Smith and a three year old son whom she cherished Robbie Blaine Boyington. Donna was one of the youngest residents to move into the new innovative Rapelje Lodge Nursing Home when it first opened its doors in 1996 as a result of her disability. She quickly became an essential part of the lodge by serving as President of the Resident Council from 1996-present. Donna felt she should pay forward the exceptional, expert care that she was receiving from the dedicated staff at Rapelje so each night she would lovingly set the table in house 500 for her residents ensuring that the unique dining needs of each individual was meant. She also delivered the incoming mail throughout the home and with it would deliver a kind word of encouragement, a smile a hug whichever was needed by the recipient. She was a positive force who was loved by residents and staff alike. She was the proudest when she could represent her fellow residents and say a few words on behalf of the lodge at various community events such as the Personal Support Workers Graduation, Annual Rapelje Picnic, Terry Fox Run and etc. Nana will be sadly missed at her grandson Tim Graham's upcoming wedding to Jessica, but will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Daniel & Joel Graham, Delaney MacArthur, Jacob, Samson & Deanna Rutledge and great-grandchildren Ireland & Reilly. We would like to extend a special thank-you to all the staff and residents at Rapelje Lodge and Dr. Ali for all their love and support during Donna's illness. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rapelje Lodge, 277 Plymouth Rd. Welland. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. If so desired memorial danations can be made to Rapelje Lodge.
GRACE, McLeod - Cherished wife, mother and Grandmother who passed July 18th 2005. This day is remembered and quietly kept. No words are needed, we shall never forget. For those we love don''t go away, They walk beside us everyday Unseen and unheard but always near So loved, so missed, and so very dear. In our thoughts Weldon, Peggy and Gills, Steven and Sue and grandkids.
Evaristo Di Pasquale
DI PASQUALE, Evaristo - Peacefully, at the age of 80 on June 27th 2007 in Rieti, Italy. Evaristo, beloved husband of Dina, loving father to Maurizio (Silvia), Maria Teresa (Alessandro) and two grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Guido, Domenica and sister Pasqualina. Evaristo will be missed by his brothers Rodolfo (Anita, 2006) of Italy; Romano (Vida), Settimio (Adele) of St. Catharines and Orlando (Giusta) of Fonthill. Evaristo was a loving uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews in both Italy and Canada and enjoyed a career in the Guardia di Finanza for more than 40 years. A mass in Evaristo's memory will be celebrated on Sunday July 22, 2007 at 8:30 pm at the Cathedral of St.Catherine, 67 Church Street in St. Catharines.
Yvonne Joyce Fitzpatrick
FITZPATRICK, Yvonne Joyce - Passed away peacefully at home with her daughter, Sharon by her side on July 14, 2007. Predeceased by her husband Glen Fitzpatrick. Survived by her brother Russell (Joan) Jackson of Oshawa. Her daughter Sharon (Max) MacLean, son Russell (Teresa) Warner of St. Catharines. Sons Steven (Debbie) Putman and Michael (Denise) Putman of British Columbia. Yvonne will be sadly missed by Faye (Graham) Clark and family, also by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held. If desired, donations to the Cancer Society in Yvonne's name would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted with the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court Street, St. Catharines (905) 685-6584.
HAUBROK, Gerhard - on Tuesday July 17, 2007, unexpectedly at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Gerhard Haubrok 82 years of age beloved husband of the late Anni (1998), loving father of Monica (Jim), Manfred and Cathy all of Niagara-on-the- Lake. Special opa to Jessica and Bill, Jason and Geoff, Proud and loving great opa of Alexandra. Dear brother-in-law of Lottie Haubrok of Germany and survived by nieces and nephews in Germany. Gerhard and his family came to Canada in 1953 where he immediately worked at Lincoln Upholstery remaining there until 1979 when he founded Haubrok's Upholstery with his wife Anni and son Manfred. Gerhard's family will receive their friends on Thursday July 19th at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Carlton St. from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Gerhard's life will be held in the George Darte Funeral Chapel on Friday 11 a.m. Interment will be held in Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Anni. Memorial remembrances to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.