GERRY, Gwynedd Emily
At North Renfrew Long-Term Care Centre, Deep River on Monday, April 17, 2006. Gwynedd Gerry age 94 years. Beloved wife of the late James Gerry. Loving mother of Michael Gerry and his wife Mary of Vancouver, Wendy Horton of West Sussex, England and Gillian Rose and her husband Harold of Sudbury. Cherished grandmother of Nicholas Horton and his wife Mandy and Timothy Horton and his wife Sally all of England, Jonathan Rose and his wife Assunta of Bradford, Ontario, and Wendy Rose and her fiancé Ed Slater of Hamilton, Ontario. Also cherished by her five great-grandchildren Emily, Samuel, Abigail, Rebecca and Bella. Dear sister of Dr. W.B. Lewis (former Senior Vice President, Science- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, predeceased 1987), Jack Lewis, predeceased 1997, and Betty Sandiford, predeceased 1984. By request there will be no visitation. A Funeral Service will be conducted in St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Deep River on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. Interment Deep River Community Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Deep River, UNICEF Canada or Amnesty International would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.
STEWART, Myrtle Evelyn Ann
At Deep River and District Hospital on Saturday, April 8, 2006. Myrtle Stewart age 77 years. Beloved wife of Iverson Stewart of Point Alexander. Loving mother of Clara 'Jean' Smith and her husband (the late Lawrence Smith) of Point Alexander, Penny Stewart and her husband George Sandell of Batawa, and Marjorie Ann Reise of Hamilton. Cherished grandmother of Danielle MacKenzie and her husband Colin of Stittsville, Patrick Stewart of Sudbury and John Reise and his wife Tammy of Hamilton. Dear sister of Joyce Giddings and her late husband Jules of Nipigon, Beryl Weisner and her late husband Ernie of Nova Scotia and Meagan Rathje of Thunder Bay. Predeceased by two brothers Laughlin and Coughlin Giddings and two sisters Freida Volrath and Audrey Taylor. Friends called at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be conducted in the Deep River Community Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Point Alexander Presbyterian Church would be gratefully appreciated.
HESKETH, Annie Irene "Rene"
Veteran: W.W.II Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Past President- Life Time Member: Royal Canadian Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Branch #436 Deep River.
At North Renfrew Long-Term Care Centre, Deep River on Monday, April 3, 2006. Rene Hesketh age 86 years. Beloved wife of Arthur Hesketh of Deep River. Loving mother of Jeff Hesketh and his wife Joyce of Pembroke. Cherished grandmother of Alan Hesketh of Kingston, and David Hesketh of Toronto. Dear sister of David and Colin Porter both of England, and a sister Ceri Pedersen of New Zealand. Predeceased by two sisters Muriel and Jean and a brother Donald. Friends called at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. A Memorial Service was conducted in the Chapel on Friday at 11 A.M. In memoriam donations to the Deep River and District Community Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
Edith McElroy passed away peacefully at Queens Park Hospice in New Westminster, British Columbia on February 23, 2006 at 92 years young. Predeceased by her husband Lawrence and brother Leonard Morrison. Survived by her brother Russell Morrison of Chilliwack, daughter Ann Lodge (Jim) of Port Moody B.C., son John McElroy (Tannis) of Edmonton, Grandchildren Jana (Trevor), Kim (Dean), Karen, Jennifer, Carson, Cali and Great-Grandson Ryder. Edith was born in Mattawa, Ontario December 13, 1913. She resided in Deep River, Ontario until 1975 when she moved to British Columbia. Edith was an inspiration to all of us with her playful spirit, generous nature, positive outlook and love of life. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 23, 2006 at St. Andrews United Church in the Pines in Mattawa at 3pm with Carol Martin officiating. Interment will be in The Mattawa Cemetery following the service.
GARRISON, Annabelle June
Passed away September 15, 2006 in her 81st year at the Deep River and District Hospital. Mother of Joseph Garrison of Chalk River, Barbara Blackstein (Fred) of Pembroke and John Garrison (Debbie) of Nova Scotia. Grandmother of Samantha Garrison, Shane Blackstein, Angela and Shawna Garrison. Survived by her sister Eunice (Bert) Moore of Deep River and sisters in-law Helen Clouthier and Barbara Clouthier of Chalk River and Mary Clouthier of Coniston. Predeceased by her husband Robert J. Garrison, son Daniel Garrison, brothers Stanley Clouthier, Verner Clouthier, Donald Clouthier and sisters Janet Clough and Violet Page. Following the wishes of the deceased, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony's Church, Chalk River on Monday, September 18th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chalk River. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Neville Funeral Home of Pembroke.
DAKIN, Rita Marie
Member; Royal Canadian Legion Branch #436, Deep River Ladies Auxiliary
Peacefully at Pembroke Regional Hospital on Friday, September 8, 2006. Rita Dakin (Myer) in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Avard (Al) Dakin. Loving mother of Larry Dakin and his wife Judie of Kanata, Barry Dakin and his wife Monique, Mae Allan and her husband Donald all of Pembroke, Tyler Dakin and his wife Karen of Hamilton, and Kandice Schmidt and her fiancé Kevin MacDonald of Stayner. Cherished grandmother of Laura, Jillian, Jeremie, Trevor, Kyle, Heidi, and Cameron Dakin, Ryan and Justin Allan, and Cory Schmidt and Perri, Brooke and Logan MacDonald and one great-grandson Laurenzo. Also survived by four sisters Patricia Richards of Renfrew, Geraldine Robinson and Janey Pierce both of Pembroke and Brenda Cyr of Alymer, Quebec. Predeceased by two daughters Sheila and April Dakin and two brothers Gordon and Leslie Myer. Friends called at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment Deep River Community Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be gratefully appreciated.
MILLEY, Rose (née Bentsen)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rose, Grandma, Mum and wife on September 10, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 51 years Don Milley, and by her children and their partners: Scott and Vickie of Kincardine; Andrew and Mary of Guelph; Catherine and Ray of Ottawa and Lesley and Chris of Toronto. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Hannah and Erica Milley; Simon, Gordon and Grace Milley and Zoe, Ezra and Hazel Pierce. Rose fought cancer for 20 years, but it did not deter her from traveling, studying, acting and enjoying her eight grandchildren. In the past few years she traveled to Norway, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Poland, Cuba and across Canada, sometimes hiking but more recently touring. Rose was a keen participant in ACT II studio, taking many courses and acting and singing in plays and recitals. A lifelong supporter of the arts, she enjoyed the opera, symphony and theatre. Rose would never turn down a game of scrabble, including her last game three days before she died, which she won with a seven letter word. Rose grew up on the Queen Charlotte Islands and in Prince Rupert. She worked as a legal secretary in Vancouver before marrying and moving east as a young newlywed. She and Don spent three years in England before returning to Ontario to raise their family in Kincardine, Oakville, Deep River and Port Elgin. These were busy years filled with family and volunteering; any spare time was spent taking courses and studying, which culminated in English degree from the University of Ottawa. After two years in Atlanta, Rose and Don returned to Toronto, where Rose used her natural tenacity to re-enter the workforce after many years at home. Her work at cultural organizations, especially the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, was very important to her. The family will receive friends for a reception gathering in the Leaside Room of the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME - A.W. MILES CHAPEL, Toronto (1-800-616-3311), on Sunday, October 1st at 2 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
BRAZEAU, Raymond Roy
Retired Proprietor; Ray's Meats and Variety Store, Chalk River
4th Degree Member; Knights of Columbus
Retired; Meat Manager, Loblaws, Deep River
At Deep River and District Hospital on Monday, September 4, 2006. Ray Brazeau in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Cecile Brazeau (LaBelle). Loving father of Stephen Brazeau and his wife Julia Oko of Whitby, Marvin Brazeau and his wife Lucinda MacNeil of Chalk River, Donna Visneski and her husband Bill of Petawawa, and Rhonda Brazeau and her husband Bill MacPherson of Oshawa. Cherished grandfather of Alisha, Ashley, Matthew, Christina, Laura, Julie, Samantha, Christopher and Meagan. Dear brother of Keith Brazeau and his wife Elaine, Edmond Brazeau and his wife Carole, and Doreen Butler and her husband Murray Gallen, all of Pembroke, Mike Brazeau and his wife Sue of Kitchener. Also survived by a brother-in-law Leo Matthew and his wife Debbie of Pembroke. Predeceased by a brother Camile Brazeau and his late wife Lillian and a sister Leona Matthew. Friends may call at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Deep River on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment Deep River Community Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Deep River Food Bank would be gratefully appreciated.
PLOURDE, Lucie Marie Jeannine
Member: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 562, Chalk River Ladies Auxiliary
At Deep River and District Hospital on Thursday, August 17, 2006. Lucy Plourde in her 61st year. Beloved daughter of Bertha and the late Gerald Plourde of Rolphton. Loving wife of the late Oliver Gauvin, and Phillip Whynott by 1st marriage. Dear mother of Dean Whynott (Vangie) of Truro, Nova Scotia and Greg Whynott and his wife Ardita of Mississauga. Cherished grandmother of Haley and Liva Whynott. Loving sister of Roland Plourde and his wife Pat of Elliott Lake, James Plourde and his wife Gloria of Windsor, Fred Plourde of Hamilton, and Maurice Plourde and his wife Heather and David Plourde all of Kitchener. Predeceased by a brother Ronald Plourde. By request there will be no visitation. Cremation. An interment service will be conducted at St. Anthony Parish Cemetery, Chalk River at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.
ADAMS, Dorothy Lily Maud
At Deep River and District Hospital on Friday, August 11, 2006. Dorothy Adams in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Chas Frederick Adams. Loving mother of Frederick M. Adams and his wife Sally of Laurentian Hills. Cherished grandmother of Frederick P. Adams of Laurentian Hills, Tracy A. Adams of North Bay and Xena Spain of Merseyside, England, and one great-grandchild Daniel Mackie. Predeceased by two brothers Percy and Lester Pinder. Also survived by a nephew Dr. George Pinder and a niece Margaret Pinder. By request there will be no visitation. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be conducted in the Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Thursday, August 17 at 11:00 A.M. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Forest View Cemetery, Chalk River at a later date. In memoriam donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
HILL, Gordon James
Suddenly at Deep River on Saturday, March 10, 2007. Gordon Hill age 68 years. Beloved husband of Ethel Hill. Loving father of Edward Hill of Chalk River. Dear brother of Denis Hill and his wife Joy of Chalk River. Predeceased by a brother D'Arcy Hill. Friends called at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment Forest View Cemetery, Chalk River (in the Spring). In memoriam donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated.
CHAPUT, Christopher Patrick Gordon
Retired Owner/Proprietor of Gord's Burner Service, Deep River.
At Deep River and District Hospital on Friday, March 2, 2007. Gordon Chaput age 80 years. Beloved husband of Mabel Chaput. Loving father of Christine Hedden and her husband Doug of Edmonton, Christopher Chaput and his wife Jennifer and Jane Pearson and her husband Bruce all of Kanata, Karen Rauche of Hailleybury, Wendy McCauley and her husband Lloyd and Todd Chaput and his wife Heather all of Deep River and Anthony Chaput of Fort Erie. Cherished grandfather of 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Eldon Chaput of Chapeau and Stanley Chaput of Renfrew, Gladys Barrow (the late Richard Barrow) of Chilliwack, B.C. and Marina Moore and her husband Earl of Aylmer, Quebec. Predeceased by two brothers Cletus and Clayton Chaput and two sisters Emrita and Audrey Chaput. Friends called at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Deep River on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Followed by cremation. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Deep River & District Hospital Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
In Loving Memory of Pierre Vachon
(Died peacefully at Ottawa General Hospital on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 5:20am)
Pierre Vachon, age 74; a long time resident of Deep River, beloved husband of the late Margau Vachon (predeceased 1996). Father of Danny (wife Jane) of Deep River; Carol (husband Wally) of Chalk River. Beloved grandfather of Valerie (London), Michelle (Kingston), Pamela (Lindsay), Tammy (Douglas), Nicole (Peterborough), Richard (Peterborough), Wally Jr. (Chalk River), and Tom (Chalk River). Cherished great-grandfather of Kayla and Danielle (Douglas), Sydney (Lindsay), Dylan (Kingston) and Caleb (London). Also survived by his sisters, Marie Gresham (Chalk River), Louise Homonylo (Toronto), Paul (Nelson, BC), Germaine (New York, NY). Predeceased by sister Marcelle Murray, (1987) and brother George (1962). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. By request there will be no visitation. Cremation. A memorial mass will be held for Mr. Vachon at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Deep River, Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Deep River Community Cemetery (in the spring). As an expression of sympathy, donations to the North Renfrew Long-Term Care, Deep River or the Canadian Diabetes Society would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements by Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.
Dear God, We hope Pierre enjoys living with you in heaven. Let him find the tallest tree to sit on, so he can see all of us. We miss him very much. May his smile send rays of joy upon us. Please take good care of him. We love him always. - His family
(formerly of Deep River) in his 87th year, on 2007 February 28th at Hôtel-Dieu Hospital in St-Jérôme, QC. Predeceased by his wife, Jeannine Caron. Father of Jules (Carmen Vendette), Pierrefonds, QC; Michel (Nicole Harvey), Gatineau, QC; Marie-Josée, Deep River, ON; Jeannot (Carol Masse), Hull, QC; Richard (Johanne Bock), La Patrie, QC; Robert (Lucie Doyon), St-Janvier, QC; Sylvain (Lucie Patenaude), St.-Janvier, QC; Ginette (Peter du Manoir), Deep River, ON. Will also be missed by 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held in St.-Jérôme, QC on 2007 March 3rd. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated
ROBERTSON, Betty Jean ("BJ")
BJ a Deep River resident for 50 years, died peacefully at home on February 10th. She is mourned by her husband of 53 years, J.A.L. ("Archie") Robertson, her son Ean Stuart (wife Linda), her daughters Clare Deborah (husband Ken Kortner) and Fiona Heather (husband Bob Hogan), brother Don Moffatt (wife Shirley) and their children. BJ was born in Hamilton, Ontario of Robert and Catherine Moffatt, December 29th, 1925. She first worked for Mutual Life in Hamilton, then for the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., where she met Archie. They were married in England then moved to Deep River three years later. In Hamilton BJ was active in the Y and in figure skating, which she taught. In Deep River she was active in several associations, including THEOP, the Library and the Horticultural Society. Cremation was in Ottawa on the 13th of February. Family and friends will get together in the spring to remember her. Her family profoundly appreciates the care provided to her by Dr. J. Terry McVey and all the other doctors, nurses and support staff of the Deep River and District Hospital; and by nurses and staff of the Community Care Access Centre/COMCARE, especially Donna Burton. In recognition, in memoriam donations may be made to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation.