Date of Death: August 13th 2003
Holdinga, Fred Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, August 13, 2003. Fred Holdinga of Owen Sound in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Dawn Holdinga (nee Dusenbery). Dear father of Ron and his wife Janice of Edmonton, Alberta, Arlene and her husband Madi Tanashi of Calgary, Alberta and Terri and her husband Ross Wood of Newmarket. Loving Opa of Ryan, Bradley, Scott, Ahmed and Bealal. Brother of Hermanus Sas, Evert, Marius, Marretje and Koenraad all of Holland. Predeceased by three brothers, Gerrit-Jan, Pieter and Teunis. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Sunday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted from Central Westside United Church, 310 10th Street, West, Owen Sound on Monday, August 18th at 11:00 with Rev. David Shearman and Rev. Jack Tweddle officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Fred Holdinga Fund for Long Term Care at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Austin, Lorna Dale
Date of Death: May 5th 2003
Austin, Lorna Dale At Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday, May 5, 2003, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. She fought to the end and is a tribute to those who do not give up. The will to survive, as Lorna proved, is strong. Lorna Austin (nee Poast) of Owen Sound in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Mike Austin. Dear mother of Jeffrey Austin of British Columbia and Keri Austin of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Christopher, Katherine and Alexis. Also survived by her sister, Sharon and her husband Terry Cantlon of Owen Sound and daughter in law Celia. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home (519-376-3710) for visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation.
Date of Death: May 24th 2003
Brocklebank, Marie Suddenly at her home on Saturday, May 24, 2003. Marie Brocklebank (nee Fawcett) of Owen Sound in her 56th year. Loved mother of Mike LaFond and his friend Jennifer Urowitz of Chatsworth and Cindy LaFond of Owen Sound and stepmother of Glen Brocklebank of Rankin Inlet. Dear grandmother of Alexia and Mathew. Also survived by two brothers Elwood Fawcett of Eugenia and Keith Fawcett and his wife Barb of Owen Sound and a sister Debbie and her husband Kevin Caswell of Meaford. Special friend to Glen Foster and his family. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and many friends. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home (376-3710) for visiting on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Dr. Brad Clark officiating. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundations would be appreciated.
Date of Death: March 4th 2003
Brown, Albert (AB) Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, March 4, 2003. AB Brown of Owen Sound in his 59th year. Lovingly remembered by his significant other Kathy Simpson. Dear father of Sherry and her husband Joe McDonald of Chesley, Mike Brown and his wife Lynnette of Hanover, Chris Brown, Laurie and her husband Mike Lythgoe all of Durham, Billie-Joe and her husband Chris Strutton of Allenford, Kari and her husband Llew Wagg of Erin and Doug Simpson of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by thirteen grandchildren. Son of Harriet and the late Gladwyn Brown. Brother of Iona and her husband Robert Marko of Anola, Manitoba and Eleanor Brown of Toronto. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of Tannahill Funeral Home on Saturday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m. with Doctor Brad Clark officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Edmonstone, R. William
Date of Death: July 3rd 2003
Edmonstone, R. William (Bill) Bill Edmonstone of Kemble, Ontario who was one month away from his 99th birthday. Passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday, July 3, 2003. He was born on August 3, 1904 at Vail’s Point into humble surroundings. He coped with many adversities and became a survivor. Bill spent most of his life as a commercial fisherman plying the waters of Georgian Bay with a compass. He also spent time sailing on freighters and tugboats as fireman or wheelsman. He was a great storyteller bringing laughter, adventure and history to those who would listen. In the winter he would hunt on his snowshoes with his favourite dog by his side. His passion was playing the fiddle in the tradition of the Edmonstone family. He was a role model and left an incredible legacy of entertainment throughout his long life. He was blessed with a clear mind, good health and never lost his ability to play his music until the last few weeks of his life. Bill is not going to make it to the Shelburne Fiddle Contest this year but he will be playing grander fiddles in his Heavenly Home. Bill is survived by and sadly missed by his sister Margaret Rouse of East Linton, daughter Sandra Goerzen of St. Catherines, granddaughter Sheila Ferrando of Montreal, grandson Ryan Ferrando of Toronto and Great-granddaughter Viola Ferrando of Montreal. Predeceased by his parents Francis William and Margaret Edmonstone (nee Bell), stepmother Mary Ellen Edmonstone (nee Cooper), sisters Viola (McKelvie) White, Islay Lumbley and Lillian Edmonstone, brothers Neil, Jack, Elgin and Erven Edmonstone and his granddaughter Vikki Ferrando. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Sunday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, July 7th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice.
Fitzgerald, Theresa Mary
Date of Death: March 25th 2003
Fitzgerald, Theresa Mary At Grand River Hospital in Kitchener on Tuesday, March 25, 2003. Theresa Fitzgerald (nee Cole) of Owen Sound in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of the late Louis Fitzgerald (2002). Loving mother of Reg and his wife Sheila of Goulds, Newfoundland, Carolyn and her husband Bill McCullough of Elmira and Shawn and his wife Valerie of Alliston. Dear grandmother of Kevin, Steve, Joe, Anthony, Vanessa and Tyler. Mother-in-law of Pete Whittaker of Owen Sound. Sister of Gerald Cole and his wife Lynda of Markham, Jack Cole and his wife Carol of New Jersey, Kevin Cole of Bell Island, Newfoundland, Jim Cole of Brampton, Helen and her husband Len Dillon of West Hill, Jean and her husband Mike Reid of Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, and Agatha and her husband Mike Walsh of New Jersey. Predeceased by her daughter Barbara Whittaker (2003) and a sister Nancy Flynn. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home (519-376-3710) for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thence to St. Mary’s Church where the funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m.
Date of Death: July 13th 2003
Gateman, Dennis At Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Sunday, July 13, 2003. Dennis Howard Gateman of Owen Sound in his 44th year. Husband of Heather (nee Karn). Dear father of Gordon and Thomas Gateman both at home. Lovingly remembered by his mother Isabelle Gateman and her friend Bernie Maloney of Hanover and his mother-in-law Bernice and her husband Russell Sacks. Brother of Rick Gateman and his wife Florence and Brenda Gateman all of Kitchener. Also survived by two uncles Telford Fenton of Toronto and Bruce Gateman and his wife Bev of Hanover, many brothers and sisters in law and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Howard Gateman and father-in-law Gordon Karn. Friends are invited to the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1049 4th Avenue, West, Owen Sound for visiting on Tuesday, July 15th from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the church on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Harry Huff officiating. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice, which may be placed through the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710.