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Donald “Fred” Brouse

 

Donald Frederick “Fred” Brouse died peacefully at his home in Iroquois, on Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was 76. 

Born September 29, 1935, in Prescott, to the late George and Agnes Brouse, Fred was an only child.  He was raised on a dairy farm at Iroquois where he attended public and high school. 

Fred graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto in 1959, and went to work for Automatic Electric in Brockville starting in 1961. At Automatic Electric, he was shop foreman for 33 years before retiring. 

In 1959, Fred met Carole Caloren, and five years later they were married in the Presbyterian Church in Iroquois. Fred and Carole would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this September 5, 2012.  

Fred and Carole loved people. 

Fred and his father were great carpenters and together they built boats that Fred would race.  Fred raced hydroplane boats  across Canada and the United States.  He was Canadian Champ for seven years and  was inducted into the Hall of  Fame for Hydroplane racing in 1989.  

After racing, Fred decided to slow it down. He purchased a cruiser,  and he and Carole travelled far and wide creating great memories of the river.

Fred leaves to mourn his wife of 48 years, Carole Brouse and his mother-in-law Donalda Banford. He was dear brother-in-law to Marilyn and Neil Coir of Canton, N.Y., and David Barton and the late Judy Barton of Sorrento, BC. 

Fred will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews Jennifer and Doug Collins of Boston, Greg and Alex Coir of Newbury Port, MA, Marc and Melanie Price of Kelowna, BC and Michael and Monica Hammerton of BC.

Friends called at the Marsden  and McLaughlin Funeral Home Iroquois, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 

Funeral service took place at Knox Presbyterian Church in Iroquois on Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. Interment was at Iroquois Point Cemetery. 

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Winchester Hospital were gratefully acknowledged by the family.

 

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John Bernard “Bernie” Bucking

 

John Bernard “Bernie” Bucking died peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 18, 2012, with his loving family by his side. 

Born on July 28, 1944, in the Netherlands to the late Willem and Margaretha Bucking,  Bernie was one of seven children. When Bernie was eight years old, he moved to Canada from Holland with his family. 

The farming family reached the shores of Canada via the Halifax harbor. They moved through Valleyfield to Timmins, and then to Iroquois where they laid roots that have run deep.  

The “farm” as the family called it, was not just where Bernie grew up, but a place that he loved to return to visit, and weekly trips were made back to the “farm” to get milk, and have a visit.  

Even though Bernie moved to Canada at the tender age of eight, he was very proud of his roots and heritage. He loved to discuss the old days, and reminisce about life in Holland.  

Bernie grew up farming, in a busy household of five sisters, and a brother.  Bernie could be a bit of a tease so you can imagine the teasing his sisters’ received; apparently it started at a young age.  He was also known on occasion to miss the morning wake up call for chores which meant his sisters had to fill in. 

Even after a day of farming, he must have had some energy left because in 1965, he met Sharon Grue at a country dance at Algonquin Hall and on July 1st, 1967, they were married. To this day you can see the love Sharon has for Bernie.

Bernie and Sharon have enjoyed children, grandchildren, and many memories with friends and family that they both cherish dearly.   This July first would have marked 45 years of marriage an incredible accomplishment, and a milestone representing a wonderful life together.  

They have many friends that they have cherished memories with of dances, cards, trips, and car rallies.  

Bernie has held many roles throughout his lifetime, driving transport was the foundation, even owning his own haulage company at one time.  He was always proud of his big rigs, and as kids we were always excited to get to hop in for a ride.  He worked hard, and was away a lot, leaving very early in the morning, and returning late at night.

Eventually, Bernie moved out of the driver’s seat and into a dispatcher position at Canada Starch.  As tough as it was to leave the road behind, he really enjoyed the dispatcher role. He was a detailed man and could see a situation from many different angles, while at the same time always respecting what it is like in the shoes of the other person.  This is what made him a great supervisor, or manager. 

Bernie enjoyed the remainder of his time at Canada Starch moving into a production supervisor role.He constantly upgraded his skills and knowledge to be able to stay in the game with the young lads that were working with him.  He was a manager that was firm but fair.  

Ironically the skills and abilities that brought him success throughout his career, were the exact skills he would need to embark on his post retirement career of driving bus, which was one of his most rewarding jobs. 

He managed the kids on his bus, as he did before at work.  Be firm, but fair, respect the other person, and have fun.  These simple attributes gained Bernie many young fans and he was selected driver of the year by the children. It was an award he was very proud of. Bernie truly cared about the kids on his bus.  

Incredible as well for all of the parents,  that when you know your children like their driver what a relief it is to know your child is safe and cared for, such a ripple effect.  

Bernie was a good provider to his family. They never wanted for anything.  He worked hard and strived for what he wanted.  His words were the law in the family home. 

The most important thing that he had was his family. Though he may never have said it out loud he was really proud of his children’s accomplishments, and they are who they are now because they had a father like him. 

Bernie was also a responsible contributing member of the community. He served on the fire department, the Knights of Columbus and most recently the Iroquois-Matilda Lion’s club.  He enjoyed volunteering and was always eager to give back to the community, and be involved. 

Bernie’s hobbies included golf, fishing, Nascar, and of course camping at Pleasure Park. For the Nascar trips, apparently what went to the track stayed at the track.  Bernie loved those trips with his Nascar buddies. A race was never just a race, it was a great time with great friends. Bernie loved camping and he and Sharon had recently purchased a new camper.  The two had many great times around the camp fire singing laughing and joking with great friends. 

Bernie enjoyed fishing, and often took the green machine out on stump lake, or the boat out trolling for perch, and with any luck Johnny will keep that love of fishing alive.

Bernie served as mentor, role model, and true friend.  More than anything else he was a Dad.  His son Bill stated it so well when he said: anyone can be a Father, it takes an incredible man to be a Dad.    

The legacy Bernie leaves is value of family, hard work, and a love of life and community.  Strength is sometimes defined as how well you hide the pain, but even when we carried him he was the strongest man I know.  

Bernie leaves to mourn his loving wife of 45 years, the former Sharon Grue, and his children Bill of Belleville, Kim and her husband Justin Lavender of Wellington and Linda Testerink of Iroquois.

He is survived by his sisters Corrie Byvelds (Tony) of Williamsburg, Adelaide Lindsay (Al) of Stittsville and Mary Coreau (Dave) of Arnprior, by his brother Otto (Nancy) of Prescott and by his brothers-in-law Ben Albers and Pierre Blais. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Emma Bucking, Johnny Testerink, Chase and Cole Lavender and by his great-grandchildren Annabelle and Elizabeth along with many nieces and nephews.  

Bernie was predeceased by two sisters Margaret Albers and Siny Blais.  

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home Iroquois on Monday, May 21, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A Lions service was held at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial was at St. Cecilia’s R.C. Church on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 11a.m.

Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. 

Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

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Christopher “Chris” F. Gleeson

 

After a brief and valiant fight with cancer, Christopher (Chris) Gleeson PhD., P.Eng. passed away as he lived, with courage, dignity and grace.

 Chris was born in Ottawa, August 13, 1931, to Denis and Norah Gleeson, (Tipperary, Ireland). The family moved to Montreal where he studied at Loyola High School and went on to receive his BSc from Loyola College in 1953. 

Chris pursued postgraduate studies at McGill University. In 1956, he earned an MSc in Geology, and in 1960, he was awarded his PhD in Economic Geology and Applied Geochemistry. 

This was the beginning of his remarkable 60-year career as a distinguished scientist, explorer, pioneer and innovator. 

After working with the GSC, SOQUEM and privately held exploration companies, Chris formed C.F. Gleeson and Associates Ltd. In the following decades mineral exploration projects and international development work took him to Burkina Faso, Algeria, Cameroon, Botswana, Guinea, Jamaica, Zambia, Slovakia, Spain, Malaysia, Ireland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Columbia and Brazil as well as Canada and the United States.   

In 1984, he co-founded Kinbauri Gold Corporation. His extensive experience in applied heavy mineral studies of precious minerals have led to significant discoveries in gold and diamond deposits here in Canada, Spain and West Africa. 

He was the recipient of two Barlow Gold Medals from the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.  

Chris was a founding member and Fellow of the Association of Exploration Geochemists; Life Member of: Society of Economic Geologists, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and Prospectors and Developers Association.  

He aimed for excellence in all aspects of his life. This was evident in his passion for gardening. Each year his ‘plot’, the size of a small hobby farm, produced a cornucopia of vegetables, fruit from his carefully tended trees, and flowers. A harvest enjoyed by all.  

With equal intensity, at 65, Chris rekindled his boyhood passion for golf. He walked the course at Upper Canada Golf Club rain or shine, and had an enviable handicap which he topped it off with two holes in one.

Chris is survived by Marion (Seagram), his loving wife and partner of 55 years. Together they had four children, Chris (Karen Urqhart), Timothy (Alice Beatson), Erin, and Darcy.  

He will be greatly missed by grandchildren Tara-Lynn, Angela, Emily, Samantha, Ryan, Flint and Fiona and daughter-in-law Allison. 

Chris was predeceased by his sister Johanna Marciniak and brother Dennis.  Remaining and much saddened by their loss are brothers Danny (Monique Graham), Kevin (Patricia Truman), Monica Foley (Brian), sister-in-law Eleanor (Gleeson) and Chris’s many nieces and nephews. 

Chris received superb care and much kindness from Dr. Wayne Domanko and the nursing staff at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. 

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois. 

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Morrisburg.  

Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be welcome.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com

 

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Shirley Gibson

 

A lifetime resident of the Iroquois area, Shirley Gibson passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on Saturday, May 12, 2012, following a lengthy illness. 

Shirley was born in Winchester on October 8, 1938, to her parents Connell and Pearl Wyatt (nee Sears).

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

She loved to play cards, knit and crochet, and she enjoyed spending time with her family.  She liked to bowl when she was younger, and she was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 370 Ladies Auxiliary.  

In recent years, Shirley enjoyed playing cards online, and she made many internet friends from all over the world.  

Shirley is survived by her son Carl (Bonnie) of Iroquois, her brother Lawrence Wyatt of Kemptville, her granddaughters Stacey Pergunas and Melisa Gibson and her great-grandchildren Maleigh and Gavin.  

She was predeceased by her husband Floyd and several brothers and sisters. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois, on Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. A graveside funeral service was held at South Gower cemetery on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Janet Evans officiating. 

Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. 

 

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Gerry Dickson

 

A lifetime resident of the area, Gerry Dickson passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, May 5, 2012, following a lengthy illness. He was 78.

Gerry is survived by his wife Judy, by his sons Gus (Joan) of R.R.# 1 Morrisburg and Ronnie of Brockville and by his siblings Judy (Harland) Veinotte of Morrisburg, Linda McMillan of Cranbrook, B.C., Alice Jarvis of Cornwall and Sandra (Tom) Burns of Iroquois.  

Gerry will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Hailey and Chauncey. 

He is also survived by nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by brothers Glen, Dorland and Donald.  

There was no visitation or funeral service.  Donations to the Diabetes Society or Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. 

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Alice DePater

 

A resident of the Hartford Home in Morrisburg for the past eight months, Alice DePater passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, following a brief illness. She was 87.

Alice was born in Ermelo, The Netherlands, on January 14, 1925, to her parents Jacob and Beertje Teunissen (nee Bakker).

She worked in the large family garden, speed skated on the local track, played the harmonica, loved reading and enjoyed school, Sunday church and family socials.

The Teunissen family supported each other through the difficult years of occupation and post war recovery. After the war the music performances started up at the town band stand. Being a music lover, Alice would be there. 

One memorable evening a young man, John, saw her in the crowd. Struck by her beauty and golden curls of hair he followed her home to ask for a cup of water.

Three years after their marriage, John and Alice emigrated to Canada with a newborn baby. It was in those early years that the silent strength and resilience of Alice showed itself. Soon there were four young children who needed her maternal care. 

In a new country under challenging circumstances, she raised and loved her family. Her energy was boundless. She kept everyone happy, fed and organized. With grace and dignity, she made the best of every situation.

When her husband became ordained as a pastor, and two more sons were added to the family, a new chapter of life began.

Each chapter began by moving. With every move the family made, she packed and unpacked and set up another comfortable home. 

Throughout her life, Alice was always there to support her family. When grandchildren were born, she would  be there to quietly do what was required. When a crisis or tragedy affected a family member, her calming comfort would be present. Sociability, family and hospitality were in her character.

Alice’s talents as a good mother were carried on to the next generation. As a grandmother and great-grandmother, her generosity continued. From their birth, she loved and cared for every grandchild and great grandchild.

As a wife and life partner, she was devoted, patient and selfless. She followed her husband through a whirlwind of changes and challenges. 

With dignity and honesty she supported her husband in his calling. She was his life-long love, strength and comfort. 

Alice lived her life with humility, kindness, love and dignity.

Alice is survived by her husband of over 63 years John, and by her children Margo (Jack) VanGilst of Finch, Bea (Renny) VanGilst of Elma, Jan (Elizabeth) of Almonte, Alice Douma (Dean) of Ingleside, James (Barb) of Kemptville and Stephen (Sue) of Cornwall.

She will be remembered by her siblings Harmen Teunissen, Gerrie DeWith and Grietje (Jan) Geurts, all of Ermelo, The Netherlands.  

Alice will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Matthew (Anne), Katrina (Steve), Benjamin (Tracy), Luther, Reuben (Emily), Stephanie (Tim), David (Melissa), Tim (Erin), Andrew (Rachel), Dan (Sarah), Dylan, Dexter, Ava, Nathan, Melissa (Dennis), Jason (Jenny), Aaron, Thomas (Michelle), Miranda (Fraser), Steven, Jennifer, Alexandria, Madison and Erik and by her great-grandchildren Mika, Naomi, Petra, Jonas, Rachel, Ezra, Elijah, Kate, Noah, Leah, Ethan, Gabriel, Allison, Desi, Haley, Micah, Eli, Tristan, Dryden, Logan,  Colton, Jackson and Jacob. 

She is also survived by nieces and nephews. 

Alice was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Beertje Teunissen (nee Bakker), her sister Albertje DeWith, her brothers Dirk and Jan Teunissen and her son-in-law John Douma.   

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, May 12th at 11 a.m., with Rev. John Noordhof officiating.  

Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg.  Pallbearers were grandsons Matthew VanGilst, David Van Gilst, Dylan De Pater, Aaron Douma, Thomas Douma and Erik De Pater 

Donations to the Christian Reformed World Relief Fund or Timothy Christian School would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

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Leslie Anne Wright

 

A former resident of Cardinal, Leslie Anne Wright, passed away at the Village of Humber Heights Retirement Home in Toronto, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. She was 77.  

The daughter of the late Frederic and Maizie (nee Abel) Jackson, Leslie grew up in Ottawa.  

She was the dearly beloved wife of the late Ian Wright and dear companion of the late Carl Duquette.  

She was step-mother to Alexander (Sandy) Wright and Lalage Hackett and is survived by her sister Linda Barbara McLeod. 

Leslie will be sadly missed by grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.  

An avid golfer, Leslie was proud of her seven hole-in-one trophies, some achieved at the Iroquois Golf Club where she was a member.

A celebration of Leslie’s life will take place at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Cardinal this Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  

For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  

Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com

 

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Sue Anne Helms

 

A native of Williamsburg, Ontario, Sue Anne (Black) Helms of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away May 3, 2012, at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Born in Williamsburg, Sue was the daughter of Anne (Becksted) and Lawrence Black.

Sue attended business college in Montreal where she started working for Trans Canada Airlines. She eventually transferred to the Maintenance Base of TCA in Moncton, where she met her future husband Philip.

Over the years, Sue continued to work as a secretary for The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, CHNS, Saint Mary’s University and Nova Scotia Power.

Sue is survived by her husband of 61 years, Philip and by her daughter Jean (Albert Mills), her son Stephen (Monica), and her grandson Christopher, all of Dartmouth.

She will be fondly remembered by her brother Frank (Shirley) of Manotick, Ontario, and her sister-in-law, Pauline Helms of Halifax.

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation was at the JA Snow Funeral Home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday, May 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass was held in Saint Peter’s Church, in Dartmouth on Tuesday, May 8. Interment is to follow at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia.

Donations may be made to the CNIB, Hope Cottage or Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation.

On-line condolences may be made at www.jasnowfuneralhome.com 

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Marion Hart

 

A lifetime resident of the Chesterville area, Marion Hart passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, following a brief illness. She was 86.

Marion was born at the family farm in Gallingertown, Nov. 15, 1925. The youngest of three children born to John Montgomery McConnell and Beatrice Higgins, she was sister to Roy and Charlie McConnell. 

She attended Gallingertown Public School and began work at the age of 15. She worked for several area families for some time, before joining the house keeping staff of the Ballantyne Farm at Colquhoun in the early 1940s.

While there she met a young farm worker by the name of Roy Hart and eventually they were married in 1942. 

Roy’s parents, Ernest and May Hart had bought a small farm nearby. In the first year of marriage Roy and Marion owned a Jersey cow and they’d walk daily to the Hart farm to do chores, milk the cow, separate cream for sale and then walk back to Ballantynes for work there. 

In 1943 they moved to the Hart farm and began their dairy farming life at the family home where Marion would live for the next 70 years. 

 

Marion and Roy raised three children, Mark born in 1944, Brenda born in 1950 and Lee in 1951. 

In the early ‘50s Marion, worked for a brief time at Gillard’s Grocery Store in Chesterville and then stayed home to raise the family. In the late ‘50s, work began on developing the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Harts took in three boarders during the construction years. 

In 1961 Marion was offered a temporary, two-week job as a guide at a new tourist attraction known as Upper Canada Village, which was developed as part of the Seaway project.

The rest as they say was history, as that began a 30-year career for Marion at the Village — five years as a guide, and 25 years as craftsperson in the spinning and weaving department in the McDermid House. 

Her 30 years at the Village provided a tremendous opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and talents, meet a whole community of people and develop many life long friendships.

After retirement Marion and Roy never slowed down. They were always involved in the community, were active visiting friends and relatives, enjoying bus trips and travel and spending time with a growing family of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marion was an active member of Colquhoun United Church, and later Williamsburg United Church as well as the United Church Women. For many years she was also an active member of the Carmen Forward Weavers Guild. 

Marion is survived by her children Brenda Hart (Walter Conrad) of Carp and Lee (Angie) of Calgary, her daughter-in-law Connie Hart of R.R.# 1 Chesterville and her sister-in-law Keitha McConnell of Iroquois.

She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Chris (Dawn) Hart, Debbie (Dwayne) Pirie, Greg Hess (Jackie Schultz), Shannon Hess, Amanda Hess, Allison Hart (Ryan Ellis), and Nathan Hart (Kenna Morris) and by her great-grandchildren, Jasmine Hess, Madison Hart, Dylan and Austin Pirie. She is also survived by a nephew Kevin McConnell.  

Marion was predeceased by her husband Roy, her son Mark and her brothers Charles and Roy McConnell.   

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at Williamsburg United Church on Monday, April 30th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ralph Taylor officiating.  Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville.  

Pallbearers were Chris Hart, Allison Hart, Greg Hess, Nathan Hart, Shannon Hess and Amanda Hess.  

Donations to the Williamsburg United Church or Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. 

 

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Kenneth “Gary” Foss

 

Kenneth “Gary” Foss passed away suddenly at home on March 29, 2012, after a three year bout with cancer. He was 76 years old.

Gary was born in Ottawa, on September 10, 1935, to the late Wilfred and Amy (nee Workman) Foss and attended school in Morrisburg. He was employed for a short time on the “Lakers” before moving to Sudbury, where he worked for Bell Telephone and met his wife to be, Cynthia Jarvis.

Gary and Cynthia were married in June of 1955, and one year later, their oldest son, Gregg was born. In 1958, they moved to 70 High St. in Morrisburg, where they resided until the present day. Three more children were born here…..Tim in 1959, Jennifer in 1962, and Jill in 1965.

Gary loved, not only his own children, but the neighbourhood kids as well. The house usually rocked with the sounds of kids, cats and dogs.

He was a proud grandfather and will be sadly missed by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild

He was very active in his younger years, building an addition to the family home with the help of his dad, serving as a volunteer firefighter, attending the Masonic Lodge, coaching hockey and playing for the Morrisburg Oldtimer’s Hockey Team.

Gary retired in 2000, after working as manager at the Crysler Park Marina for 12 years. After retirement he took up the hobby of making fine inlaid wooden boxes. 

In 2009, Gary began his first bout with cancer. He accepted his illness and all the accompanying treatments with grace and dignity while accepting the inevitable outcome. 

He and his love of life will be missed by all who knew him well.

Gary is survived by his loving wife Cynthia and by his children  Gregg of Morrisburg, Tim of Stittsville, Jennifer (Clare) Tatton of Iroquois and Jill (Rick) MacDonald of Orleans.

He was cherished grandfather of Shannon Foss of Ottawa; Richard Foss of Calgary; Andrew Foss of Ottawa; Caitlin and Adrianne Foss of Manterville, Minnesota; Michael Tatton of Sydney, BC; Kiersten and Bradley MacDonald, both of Orleans.

He is survived by one great- grandchild Francis Blackmore of Ottawa and will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Helen Foss of Carrying Place and brother-in-law Don Jarvis (Sue) of Morrisburg.

Gary was predeceased by his parents, by an infant daughter, Leslie and by his brother, Glen. 

Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburg on Wednesday, April 4, from 7-9 p.m.

Gary was a member of Lakeshore Drive United Church where a memorial service to celebrate his life was held on Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Arlyce Schiebout officiating.

Memorial donations to the Lakeshore Drive United Church Memorial Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  

Condolences and donations may be made at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com

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