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Irene Fetterly

A resident of the Hartford Home in Morrisburg for the past five years, Irene Fetterly passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. She was 92.

Irene was born in Simcoe on February 5, 1921, to her parents Fred and Annabelle Beaupre (nee Anderson).  

Irene will be fondly remembered by her late husband Jack Fetterly’s children Donald (Judy) Fetterly of Iroquois and Barbara (Colin) Cope of Otterville and their families.

She was predeceased by her brother Keith Beaupre and her sister Marie Hammond. She will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews.

A private family funeral service was held at the Hartford Retirement Home in Morrisburg on Sunday, February 17th at 1 p.m with Rev. Janet Evans officiating.

For those wishing, donations may be made to the charity of choice. 

Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois. 

Online condolences may be made at  Interment of cremated remains will take place at the Iroquois Point Cemetery later in the spring.



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W. Glenn Keyes

The family of W. Glenn Keyes is saddened by his sudden passing on February 15, 2013 from injuries sustained from a fall six days earlier.  

Glenn, a long-time resident of Morrisburg, was well known by many from his years as manager of the Bank of Montreal in Morrisburg and from his community service on the original Old Home Week Committee, the Municipal Mural Project, the Lost Villages Society, the fundraising committee for the expansion of the Winchester Hospital, and as a canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 60 years, he served in many leadership positions in the Church and completed two service missions in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Kay.

Glenn was born in Kingston, Ontario, on July 3, 1928, to George Wilmer Keyes and Lulu May Orser and was raised on a farm on Wolfe Island.  

He attended high school in Kingston, and after graduation he joined the Bank of Montreal where he worked for 34 years – beginning in Kingston.  

He was transferred to Morrisburg where he met Kathleen (Kay) Markell, and they were married on June 18, 1951.  

They raised five children in Toronto, and then moved back to Morrisburg in 1970.  

In his younger days, Glenn enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and curling.  

Glenn was predeceased by his wife Kay in 2006.  In 2008, he married Jeannine Maleau and they enjoyed two and a half years together before Jeannine passed away in 2011.

Glenn is survived by his sister, Doreen Crowder of Calgary, Alberta, his five children, Linda (Wayne) Snook, Kevin (Susan) Keyes, Ian (Cindy) Keyes, Randy (Julie) Keyes and Anita Keyes, as well as his 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  

His children are grateful to Glenn for his legacy of caring, service, patience and integrity.  We miss you, Dad.

His funeral service was held on February 19, 2013, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cornwall.  

Interment will follow in the spring at Fairview Cemetery in Mariatown, Ontario.  



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Eileen Baker

A lifetime resident of the Iroquois area, Eileen Baker passed away at the Wellington House Nursing Home in Prescott, on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was 93.

The daughter of Mason and Winnifred Shaver (nee Workman), Eileen Beatrice was born September 1, 1919, at the family home west of Iroquois.

She grew up with her twin sister Ila and younger sister Vera. She attended elementary school a short distance from her home.

On September 11, 1942, she married Curtis Baker and together they raised six children Donna, Carolyn, Winston, Allan, Sandra and Diane.

Eileen worked many years at the Caldwell Linen Mill. She retired in 1984 as floor lady.

After retiring, Eileen enjoyed life on the farm, gardening, having family gatherings, and the many visits from family, especially her grandchildren. To Eileen, family meant everything.

As Eileen’s health began to fail, she took residence at the Wellington House in 2011.

Eileen is survived by her children Donna (Neville) Johnston of Carp, Carolyn (Wayne) Barkley of Iroquois, Winston (Bernie) of Iroquois, Allan of Iroquois, Sandra (Albert) Tatton of Brockville and Diane of St. Lazare, P.Q. 

Eileen will be fondly remembered by nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband Curtis, her grandson Steven Payne, her son-in-law Pierre Drolet, her daughter-in-law Heather Baker and her sisters Ila Abrams and Vera McInnis.

She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service was held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 19th at 2 p.m., with Rev. Tracey Smith officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Maitland. Pallbearers were Wesley Baker, Carrie Gilmour, Dale Gilmour, Chris Drolet, Ryan Held, and Kendra Held.

The family extends their utmost appreciation to David Lapier and staff of the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home for their compassion, kindness and professional guidance for the funeral arrangements.



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Margaret Irene Harriman

Margaret Harriman passed away peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2113. She was in her 92nd year. 

The first-born child of William Swartz and Mary Irene Midforth, Margaret was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, on May 4th, 1921. 

She was a sister to Edna of London, Ontario, and was predeceased by three brothers. Donald, Clark, and Floyd. 

Margaret moved to Toronto, where she met and married her husband Dwane Harriman on May 29, 1946. 

Margaret and Dwane soon moved to a farm east of Morrisburg, and lived there until 1955. At that time, they moved to a farm north of Williamsburg where they raised their seven children. 

After Dwane died in 1990, Margaret continued to live on the farm until November of 2008, when she entered Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault.

Margaret is survived by her seven children: Allan and his wife Angie; Deanna and her husband John; Anne; Marlene and her husband Larry; Donna, David, and Glenn.

She will be fondly remembered by six grandchildren: Eric; Andrew and his wife Sherry; Jo-Anna and her husband Jesse; Brian; Kelly; Adam and his wife Amanda. 

There are 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand daughter. Auntie Margaret was much loved to many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was a loving and hard working wife and mother. She was tireless in caring for the responsibilities of raising children, managing a farm, gardening, and sewing. Many people remember her as an excellent cook.

Margaret began to study the bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1967, and was baptized in 1977. She was a deeply devoted and faithful servant of Jehovah.

It was her goal in life to prove herself loyal to him. Margaret had a strong belief in the promise of resurrection and this is what she always took comfort in. 

In God’s due time, she knew she will return to life on a paradise earth. She will be remembered and miss by all who knew her. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg, A memorial service will be held on March 2nd, 2013 at 2 p.m, at the Kingdom Hall 20077 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario. 

Interment will be in the spring. Online condolences may be made at


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Curling Season Heating Up

Two Morrisburg rinks competed at the annual Merkley bonspiel against teams from Metcalfe, Russell and Winchester. 

Joe McCooeye, John Allison, Wally Baker and Al Harriman lost tight matches in the day-long event and did not make it to the championship round in the evening. 

Our other team, Robert Houze, Larry Cooper, Chris Barkley and Rick MacKenzie lost their morning match against Hogaboam from Winchester, and then took on Russell’s Charrette in the afternoon. Our fellows were victorious, and after the banquet, they were matched against Lagace of Russell in the “B” championship. 

Robert’s team won, and brought home the Bruce MacDonald Shield, on proud display at our club for the next year at least. Steve Dunne of Metcalfe won the other final. Well done, men!

Two teams of senior men were in Metcalfe last week for the Sullivan Bonspiel. Sid Morrell, Jack Barkley, Rick MacKenzie and George Rutley won their preliminary matches against Metcalfe and Winchester, and advanced to the final. 

Pete Zeran, Andy Patenaude, Doug Jarvis and Bud Perry defeated a Russell foursome and the other Winchester quartet. You’ll never guess what two teams met for the championship. That’s right. It was an epic, if friendly battle, but Sid Morrell triumphed over Pete Zeran for bragging rights this time. One of the Russell teams had the second-best record on the day.

Our Little Rocks curlers competed in the Big Four Tournament in Russell. They did well, finishing as “A” finalists. Congratulations to Martina and Kyra Lewis, Ewan Wilson, Aiden White, Nolan Belanger, Tommy Derikz, Abby MacPhail and James Winter. They just missed out on bringing home the trophy. Ian Wilson our Little Rocks coordinator mentions that our folks went an extra end before losing to the Russell reps, who were 12 years of age, compared to our curlers, who were seven, eight, nine, 10 and 11 year-olds.

    They also played in the Ran Wylie bonspiel in Winchester, finishing third and eighth out of 12 teams. Ewan Wilson’s foursome finished with a 2-1 record for third place in their pool. Team members were Jonathon Charrette, Emily Macpherson and James Winters. The second team of Aiden Whyte, Martina and Kyra Lewis and Christian Keeler also finished as runners-up in the Big Four.

On March 1st, Ewan Wilson, Aiden White, Martina Lewis and Nolan Belanger are in the Zone 1 playdowns in Navan. Good luck, folks! Let us know how it turns out.

What with the Scotties last week, and the Brier, beginning this weekend, it’s a great time for armchair curlers. 

Congratulations to our Ottawa reps in the women’s championships. After winning as Canadian champions, they play the world’s other national victors soon. We wish them well, and offer a vote of thanks to a certain official we noted on the ice from time to time, measuring rocks to determine winners in certain ends. 

Allan Brunt, who still curls locally, is a long-time official at the provincial and national levels, and we thank him for his service to the extended curling fraternity. His family has a long history of dedication to the sport at the local levels as well.Good curling to all!



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Great Waterway Classic added to 2013 PGA Tour Canada schedule

The Great Waterway Classic has been added to the 2013 PGA Tour Canada schedule, which will take place August 19-25 at the Upper Canada Golf Course east of Morrisburg.

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will be the host organization conducting the event, which will see players deep in the race for the five Tour cards that will be handed out at the end of the season.

“We’re extremely pleased to add The Great Waterway Classic to this year’s schedule,” said PGA TOUR Canada President, Jeff Monday. “This tournament is going to showcase some of the great golf in the region, and the players will be spoiled by the area’s activities and scenery.”

Laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, this stunning region serves up all the ingredients of a perfect golf getaway. 

On its shores you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights at every turn.

On its waters, enjoy world-class sailing, scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises. 

“The Great Waterway Tourism Region is pleased to be back for a second year as the title sponsor of The Great Waterway Classic,” said Stephen Paul, Chair of The Great Waterway. “We are excited to be partnering with PGA Tour Canada and the Canadian Junior Golf Association to produce an event that will highlight our beautiful region and our fabulous golf courses. This year promises to be even bigger and better and will most definitely be the highlight of the golf season in The Great Waterway.” 

As part of the CJGA’s management of the event, a select number of junior golfers will gain entry into the tournament through a series of qualifiers across Canada. 

The CJGA operates a competitive development program that focuses on all areas of the sport including clinics, tournaments, mentoring programs with Tour professionals and sending teams to represent the CJGA and Canada in international competition. 

“The CJGA is delighted to be involved with The Great Waterway Classic and to be affiliated with the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Canada,” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer of the CJGA. “Bringing a first class event to The Great Waterway Region will showcase not only the some of the Tour’s top players, but it will enable some of the country’s top junior players to gain an invaluable experience during tournament week.”

The CJGA has been a stepping-stone for thousands of juniors across Canada and is no stranger churning out top performing players across the country. 

With an extensive alumni list playing on professional tours around the world, notable former members include the top four players on the PGA Tour Canada’s 2012 Order of Merit, Matt Hill, Michael Gligic, Cory Renfrew and Eugene Wong, respectively.

Stephen Ames, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Canada alumnus, has been the CJGA National Spokesperson since 2009. 

Upper Canada Golf Course has long stood as one of golf’s hidden gems in Eastern Ontario since its construction in the 1960s. At 6,922 yards, the Robbie Robinson design winds through evergreen and deciduous trees and along waterways, challenging beginners and skilled players alike. 

The Great Waterway Classic becomes the eighth event on the 2013 PGA Tour Canada schedule which starts in June and ends in September of this year.

 Eugene Wong won the inaugural playing of The Great Waterway Classic in 2012 at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course in Gananoque, defeating Daniel Im by a single shot for his second PGA Tour Canada victory.

PGA Tour Canada is a series of $150,000 events to be played across Canada this summer. The leading five money winners at the end of the season earn highly placed status on the Tour in 2014.

PGA Tour Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA Tour experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf and enrich the communities visited.


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Bantam Lions knock off Braves, meet Alexandria in round two

It took three games, but Friday night (February 22) the South Dundas Bantam B Rep Lions finished off the NGS Braves with a 2-0 victory and are now preparing to meet Alexandria in Upper Canada Minor Hockey second round playoff action.

The series kicks off tonight, Wednesday, February 27 in Alexandria. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Game two of the four-point series is set for Monday, March 4 at 8 p.m. in Morrisburg, and game three, if necessary, returns to Alexandria, Thursday, March 7.

The Lions got off to a good start against the NGS Braves with a 7-3 victory on home ice last Tuesday, February 19. Then on Wednesday night, they were on the snowy road to Maxville where they were hoping to wrap up the four point series, but the Braves battled back with a 5-2 win to force a third match.

That was played Friday night in Morrisburg, with the Lions claiming the game win, 2-0, and the series win, four points to two.

Friday night, Lions goaltender Christian Francis was unbeatable as the Lions went to work on the win.

It was late in the first period that Drew Minish goal got it rolling, unassisted.

From then on, the hometown fans were on the edge of their seats as the Lions worked to hold onto their slim advantage and try to add to it.

That didn’t happen until the end of the game when Matthew Woolsey shot the puck in the empty Braves net for the 2-0 win.

Assisting on the Woolsey goal were Josh Perry and Vincent Baron-Renaud.

In the series opener in Morrisburg on February 19, the Lions were forced to come from behind as they worked their way to the 7-3 victory.

The Braves went up 2-0 in the first period on a pair of goals by Owen Bourgeois.

Early into the second period, Riley Black put the Lions on the board with help from Ben Michels and Aaron Smith.

They collected another two goals in the second period while the Braves counted one, to make it 3-3 heading into the third period.

Aaron Smith (assisted by Callahan Bilmer) and Riley Black (assisted by Quinn Bennis and Smith) counted the Lions second period goals.

Then in the third, Francis shut down the Braves shooters while the Lions went to work for four unanswered tallies and the 7-3 win.

Drew Minish led the third period charge with three goals, and Koltin Merkley counted a single.

Riley Black assisted on two of the goals and single helpers were provided by Smith, Quinn Bennis, Elese St. Louis and Michels.


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1.5% per cent more for Counties


United Counties Council wrapped up budget deliberations after settling on a 1.5 percent tax increase for the average residential property owner.

The increase will add about $16 to the county portion of the average residential property tax bill, reported South Dundas Mayor and County Councillor Steven Byvelds following the February 20 budget meeting in Cornwall.

In SD&G the average residential property is assessed for $171,250.

Last year, in South Dundas, the property taxes paid on that $171,250 home were $2,330. Of that amount, $1,118 went to the United Counties, $378 went to the province for education and $834 remained with South Dundas. 

The tax dollars collected through the county portion of the tax bill mainly support the road system (47%), policing (23%) and health and social services (23%).

South Dundas council will start South Dundas budget deliberations in early March.


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Council cost lowest in five years


South Dundas council cost taxpayers less in 2012 than it has in the last five years.

According to the South Dundas council remuneration and expense report for 2012, released last week by South Dundas treasurer Shannon Geraghty, council cost taxpayers $91,510 in 2012. 

That number includes each council member’s honourarium, remuneration for meetings attended, mileage claims and conference/trade show expenses.  

That’s more than $16,000 less than 2011, and the lowest number since 2006, when it was $84,000.

Each member of council’s honouraium increased three percent from 2011, but they all claimed remuneration for fewer meetings than the previous year, and claimed fewer expenses from conferences and trade shows.

“Council only went to a maximum of two conferences in 2012,” said South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds of the savings. 

“In 2011, it was felt that since most of council was new, we all would have an opportunity to attend ROMA, AMO and OEMC and this added to the total cost.”

“Council is always aware of council remuneration and cost, however attending municipal conferences helps us to learn from others and have an opportunity to network with councillors from across Ontario,” he explained.

Byvelds and Locke have lower conference expenses as they can claim two conferences through SD&G as county council members.

Mayor Byvelds, who is paid the highest honourarium of all the council members ($20,617), was paid  a total of $25,217 in 2012. 

He reduced his meeting expenses by 22 per cent over the previous year and conference expenses by seven percent. 

Byvelds makes no mileage claims.

Although Deputy Mayor Jim Locke has the second highest honourarium ($14,434), two councillors were paid more in 2012 than he was. 

Locke was paid a total of $16,430 in 2012, $3,000 less than the year before. He claimed no mileage and no conference expenses in 2012, and reduced his meeting claims by 25 per cent.

Councillor Evonne Delegarde was paid $17,440 in 2012, almost $4,000 less than 2011. 

While her $11,340 honourarium was three percent higher than the previous year, like all council members, her remuneration for meetings was reduced by 20 per cent, her mileage by 38 per cent and her trade show expenses by almost 60 per cent.

Councillor Archie Mellan received over $4,000 less in 2012 than 2011. There was a six per cent decrease in his remuneration claims, 66 per cent reduction in mileage claims and 58 per cent reduction in conference expenses.

Councillor Jim Graham was paid $15,940 in 2012, more than $4,000 less than 2011. Hi remuneration for meetings decreased by three percent, mileage by 13 per cent and  conference expenses by almost 80 per cent.