A lifetime resident of the Morrisburg area, Jack Zeron passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 3, 2016, Jack Zeron of R.R.# 1 Morrisburg, age 75. He was the loving husband of Carolyn Zeron (nee Casselman). Father of Lois Zeron of Cornwall. Brother of Irene Marin of Cardinal, Sanford (Doreen) of Cardinal, Jim (Gail) of Oxford Mills and Betty Zeron of R.R.# 1 Morrisburg. He was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Eileen Zeron (nee Myers), his sisters Evelyn Gibson, Margeuriet Myers and Carolyn Bellmore and his brothers Harry, Calvin and Peter Zeron. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, September 10th from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. which was conducted by Rev. Janet Evans. Donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
A resident of Winchester for the past 22 years, Kevin Kimmett passed away at the Royal Ottawa Place on Sunday, February 7, 2016, following a 2.5 year battle with brain cancer. He was 55. Kevin […]
A lifetime resident of the Williamsburg area, Norma Harriman passed away at the Woodland Villa Nursing Home, Long Sault, on Monday, January 28, 2013. She was 85.
Norma Ella Harriman was born on November 1, 1927, at the family farm on Lightning Street. She was the daughter of Frank and Evah Merkley, nee Saddlemire.
Born prematurely, Norma was delivered by Dr. Locke, and was nurtured for the first few months of her life by her paternal grandmother, Ella Merkley.
Norma grew up on the family farm with her elder sister Joyce and her younger sister Virgie. She attended elementary school at S.S.#11, a one room school on Lightning Street, and secondary school at Morrisburg Collegiate Institute.
After graduation, she worked as a waitress at Woods Restaurant in Williamsburg.
Norma and her family were devoted members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, and it was there that she met her future husband, Emerson Harriman.
Norma and Emerson were married November 24, 1945, and together they raised three children Burrill, Brenda and Craig.
Other than one year spent on Emerson’s family farm at Riverside Heights, they lived their life together on the Merkley farm on Lightning Street.
Norma always remained active at St. Peter’s. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women (ELCW), and enjoyed being part of the ladies quilting group. She was actively involved in all church activities.
Norma enjoyed socializing with her many longtime friends and neighbours. She was always ready and willing to extend a ‘helping hand’ to anyone.
Emerson and Norma took short trips, but their biggest trip was to visit Emerson’s family in California in 1968.
Unfortunately, on March 23, 1969, Emerson suddenly passed away; however, Norma and her family continued the farming operation.
Norma enjoyed her grandchildren Kelly, Kari and Jodi who spent plenty of time at “Grandma’s house. She loved them greatly.
When her sisters, Joyce and Virgie, returned to the Williamsburg area upon their retirement, Norma really enjoyed their added companionship with many a visit and cups of tea.
Norma was a devoted mother and wife and loved life on the farm. She was happy working in her kitchen making meals and just as happy outside helping with barn chores and gardening. She loved her animals, always tending to the cows, the dog, the goat and many cats.
Norma’s health began to fail in 2007, and subsequently she became a resident at Woodland Villa in Long Sault.
Norma is survived by her children Burrill of Williamsburg, Brenda (Gordon) Meek of Williamsburg and Craig (Lauren) of Williamsburg and by her sister Virgie (Bill) Kurschinski of Williamsburg.
She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Kelly Meek, Kari Meek, Jodi Thompson and great-grandchildren Ethan, Owen, Chloe and Sawyer. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Norma was predeceased by her husband Emerson and her sister Joyce Patterson.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral service was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, on Thursday, January 31st at 11 a.m., with Rev. Norine Gullons officiating. Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg.
Pallbearers were Ethan Meek, Owen Meek, Ian McGillis, Alan Casselman, Robert Whitteker and Bruce Garlough.
Donations to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or Dundas County Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
A resident of the area for the past 50 years Gerry Oosterhof passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 22, 2012, following a brief illness. He was 95.
Gerry was born in Ouderhorne, The Netherlands on February 8, 1916, to his parents Bonne and Sjoerdje (nee Degroot). He met his wife Hendrikje while working as a farm hand; they married in May of 1940 and subsequently had three children during the Second World War, one child died as an infant. They had one more child in the Netherlands before joining the wave of immigration to Canada in 1952.
Once in Canada Gerry and his family lived in Morrisburg where he first worked as a farm hand for his sponsor family and then worked in construction during the creation of the Seaway. After his time on the Seaway project was completed he moved on to work as a builder on the Dupont site at Maitland. When the Seaway went through the home in which they lived was in the path of the water and the family moved to a farm north of Iroquois where their youngest daughter was born.
His final 12 years of employment were spent at Upper Canada Village where he worked with the animals. He drove a team of oxen during the summer months and helped take care of the animals in the barn during the winter months. He enjoyed talking to people and particularly liked to surprise visitors from the Netherlands by answering their questions in Dutch. Following his retirement Gerry continued to farm north of Iroquois until 1986 when he and Hendrikje moved back to Morrisburg.
Never one to sit still he transformed his back half of his property into a large garden that fed not only themselves but all of his family, friends and neighbours as well. It was only this past year that he decided that the garden was too large and he made it smaller.
Gerry was a combination of many things, a hard worker, helpful to his friends, and loving to his family. He had a wonderful dry sense of humour, a ready smile and wee bit of temper. He loved music and dancing and he especially enjoyed polkas and waltzing.
One of the blessings that Gerry had was the ability to make friends and he made many during his lifetime.
Gerry is survived by his children Jean (Bob) Christie of Ottawa, Bonna (Bertha) of R.R.# 2 Brinston, Sue Roos (Ken Whitfield) of Ottawa and Helen (Doug) Tupper of Stampville. He was the Proud Papa of Julie and Mark Christie, Stephen (May) Roos, Michael (Lindsay) Roos, Peter (Louise) Oosterhof, Lynn Oosterhof (Bucky Markell), Christopher, Nicholas and Lesley-Ann Tupper. Papa’s legacy continues in his great-grandchildren Emily Hitsman, Cameron, Tristan and Trinity Oosterhof. He was the dear brother of Geertje of Holland. He was predeceased by his wife Hendrikje, an infant son and sisters Sjoukje and Anneke. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 25th from 10 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. which was conducted by Rev. Arlyce Schiebout.
Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg. Pallbearers were his grandchildren Peter Oosterhof, Lynn Oosterhof, Julie Christie, Stephen Roos, Lesley-Ann Tupper and son-in-law Doug Tupper.
Donations to the C.N.I.B. or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.