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Bert Wood

 

Bert Wood of Dunbar passed away at the Dundas Manor Nursing Home, Winchester, on Saturday, July 28, 2012. He was 81.  

Bert was the loving husband of Edith Wood (nee Bailey), and loving father of Bev (Glendon) Moore and Robert Wood, both of Dunbar.  

He was loving papa of grandchildren Ryan (Jaime) Moore and Janel (Dave) Turnbull, and great-grandchildren Zaurek and Narelle Moore and Ainsley Turnbull.  

Bert was dear brother of Don of Seeley’s Bay, Earl (Jan) of Morrisburg, Linda (Lee) McCaslin of Iroquois and Gary (Moya) of Rice Lake and dear brother-in-law of Debbie Wood of Winchester.  

He was predeceased by his parents Burnice and Thora Wood (nee Robinson), his sisters Evelyn Wood and  Marjorie Barkley and his brother Paul Wood.  

He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Chesterville, on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.  A Memorial service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 1st at 11 a.m., with Rev. Wendy Wright-MacKenzie officiating.  

Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren Ryan Moore and Janel Turnbull. 

 Donations to Dundas Manor or the Alzheimer’s Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

 

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Marvin Keeler

 

A lifetime resident of the area, Marvin Keeler passed away at the Brockville General Hospital on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, following a brief illness. He was 69.

Marvin was born in Matilda Township on June 5, 1943, to his parents Garnet and Effie Keeler (nee Robinson). 

As a teenager he began working for a local farmer but his main interest was doing mechanical work so he got a job working at Gib Strader’s junk yard when he was only 15 years old. 

On July 2, 1966, he married Connie Howe and together they had one son Jeff.   Marvin worked for Gib Strader for a number of years before going to work on the big boat engines at Prescott Machine and Welding. 

When he was laid off in 1981, he, Connie and Jeff moved to Alberta where he worked on the heavy equipment in the oil fields.  

The family returned to the Iroquois area in 1989. 

Marvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, doing woodwork and repairing lawn mowers.  He loved the outdoors and his small farm animals which are now being taken care of by his grandson Rylee who shares his grandfather’s love for animals.  

Marvin will be fondly remembered by his family and the many friends he made locally, in Alberta and in Nova Scotia.  

 Marvin is survived by his wife Connie (nee Howe), his son Jeff and his wife Debbie of Williamsburg. 

He will be fondly remembered by his siblings Edna Roskell (late Frank) of Hanesville, John (Joan) of Prescott, Linda Beckstead (William) of RR1 Iroquois, Basil (Debbie) of Nova Scotia, Tim of Nova Scotia and Tony (Della) of Hanesville. 

He will be sadly missed by grandchildren Michael, Rylee and Raven.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Marvin was predeceased by his parents Garnet and Effie Keeler and his brother Garnet.  

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.  The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, July 27 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Doug Carnegie officiating.  Cremation followed.  

Donations to the BGH Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

 

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Annabel Casselman O’Mara

 

A lifelong resident of the community, Annabel Casselman O’Mara passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor, Winchester on Friday, July 20, 2012. She was in her 93rd year.

Annabel was born June 21, 1920, in Aultsville, just east of Morrisburg, to loving parents Charles Gogo and Jean (nee Bouck).  There she farmed with her parents and half sister Ella on their 100 acre dairy farm until she was married to Gordon Casselman in 1939, at the Aultsville Anglican Church. 

Annabel and Gordon had three sons, Mahlon, Lyle, and Ivan.  In 1956, Annabel, Gordon and the three boys sold their dairy farm in Aultsville, and bought a farm at Dixon’s Corners. 

Annabel’s husband, Gordon passed away in 1977, after 38 years of marriage. In March, 1994, Annabel was married to her second husband, Arthur O’Marra.  Together they lived on the farm for two years before moving to Morrisburg in 1996. 

Annabel enjoyed shopping, playing cards and games (especially UNO).  However, there were never games or cards played on Sunday.  

She loved flowers and music, especially gospel music. Her knowledge of the Bible was phenomenal.  Throughout her lifetime, Annabel was a member of the Winchester Wesleyan Church, Morrisburg Pentecostal Church and the Community Family Church of Iroquois.  

Annabel had a generous heart and was known for her tremendous bear hugs.  She loved everyone equally and was a genuine, true friend to many.  

Annabel was the beloved wife of Art O’Marra, and  loving mother of Mahlon (Betty) Casselman, and Lyle (Irene) Casselman, both of Brinston, and Ivan (Judy) Casselman of Morrisburg.  

She was cherished grandmother of Darryl, Amanda, Amy and Gordon and great-grandmother of Gabrielle, Shana, Alicia and Jasmine.  

She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. 

Annabel was predeceased by her husband Gordon Casselman (1977) and an infant son (1957). 

Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at the home on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. at 1 p.m.

Pallbearers were Jim Adams, Gerry Whitteker, Lorne Johnston, Gerald Casselman, Gary Bradford and Matthew Casselman.  

Interment was at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.  

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Dundas Manor Activity Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  Condolences may be made at  www.parkerofmorrisburg.com

 

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Elie Cholette

 

A resident of Morrisburg for the past 35 years, Elie Cholette passed away at the Brockville General Hospital on Saturday, July 21, 2012. He was 85.

Elie was born in Lancaster, on March 20, 1927, to his parents Elie and Lydia Cholette (nee Sauve). He lived his entire life in the area.  

Elie worked for many years at Universal Terminals before retiring in 1992.  He was a devoted husband and father. His hobbies included fishing and carpentry work, and he liked to watch hockey and wrestling on television. 

Elie is survived by his wife Brenda Cholette (nee Sloan) and his children Laura-Lee Cholette (Corey Albert) of Ingleside, Dora Courrier (Maurice) of R.R.# 2 Ingleside, Lise Chaplin (Ken) of London and Denise Charrette (Jean-Guy) of St. Luke, P.Q.

Elie was dear brother of  Desnieges Carriere (Omer) of Cornwall and Germaine Fontaine (Phillip) of Hammonton, New Jersey.  He will be fondly remembered by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by two infant brothers, a sister Doris Bertrand and brothers Simon and Viateur Cholette.     

There was no visitation at the funeral home.  A memorial service will be held at St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery, Long Sault, on Monday, July 30th at 1 p.m. Donations to the #2 East Unit at Brockville General Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. 

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

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Graham Garlough

 

A lifetime resident of the Williamsburg area, Graham Garlough passed away at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, July 19, 2012. He was 87.

Graham was born in Williamsburg Township on January 13, 1925, to his parents Henry and Ruby Garlough (nee Merkley).

Graham spent most of his life doing what he enjoyed most – working.  

As a young lad he started out as a wheelchair boy for Dr. Locke.  He then went on to farming and caring for race horses for Dr. Locke’s son Parker. 

Graham then entered the business world in the egg grading business with Raymond McIntosh and Bert McIntosh under the name of Williamsburg Egg Grading Station – after fire destroyed the business they moved to Glen Becker still in partnership with Bert and a new partner Willard Steinberg. Graham also had a joint ownership in hen houses.

After his retirement from the business, Graham went to work for Cornwall Gravel – where he operated heavy construction equipment, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He then retired from there and went to work for Schneider’s at Parmalat Cheese. 

When he decided to retire from there – Graham still was not content to just sit, so he spent spring and fall helping to work the fields at his two nephews’ farms.  

In his leisure time, Graham enjoyed fishing in his early years but then took up golf and spent many happy hours at Cedar Glen Golf Course.

Graham was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, and a member of the Masonic Lodge for almost 63 years.  He joined the Williamsburg Masonic Lodge in December of 1949, and after the Williamsburg Lodge closed he joined Henderson Lodge in Winchester.  

He was a member of the Karnak Shriners and the A & A.S.R. Valley of Ottawa Murray Chapter of Rose Croix.  He was a life member of the S.D.& G. Shrine Club of Cornwall and a life member of the Moore Sovereign Consistory of Hamilton.  

Graham is survived by his daughter Susan (Dan) Keyes of Howe Island and his granddaughters Kristen and Jennifer Keyes.

He was predeceased by sisters Jennie Johnston and Gladys Beckstead and brothers Cecil, Harry and Garnet Garlough.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.   

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m.  A Masonic Memorial Service was held on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.  Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday, July 23rd at 11 a.m., with Rev. Norine Gullons officiating.  

Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery, Morrisburg. Pallbearers were Kristen Keyes, Jennifer Keyes, Russel Garlough, Donald Garlough, Gordon Garlough, Bert McIntosh and John Byvelds.  

 Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Winchester Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

 

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Ronald Desmond Perrin

 

Ronald Desmond Perrin passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 24, 2012. He was in his 86th year.

Ron was born in the Township of Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne in Leeds County on October 29, 1929.  He spent most of his life in construction work, and worked for Canadian Dredge and Dock Company for 42 years.  

Ron’s parents were Ernest Eston Perrin and Florence Ethel Whaley.

On March 20, 1979, Ron married Verla (Disheau) in Cornwall and for many years he and Verla were residents of Morrisburg. They formerly lived in LyneHurst.  

Ron was the beloved husband of Verla Disheau of Morrisburg, and loving father of Dwight (Cathy) Perrin of Kingston and Dwayne Perrin of Athens.  He was cherished grandfather of Cindy (Neil) Boyce of Harrowsmith and Lee (Kara) of Kingston, and dear great-grandfather of Kody, Harley and Braden of Kingston. He was loving stepfather of Richard Tyo and Brenda (Paul) St. Louis, both of Cornwall, dear step grandfather of Heidi (Randy) McGillis and dear step great-grandfather of Kaitlin and Sarah Lynn McGillis, all of Cornwall. Ron was the treasured brother of Bill (Iris) of Napanee, Goldie (Racemy) Braman of Ottawa and brother-in-law of Vivian Perrin of Portland.  He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by sisters Doreen Perrin, Phoebe Bowes, Dorothy Warren and brothers Daniel and Frank. 

Ron was a kind man, always willing to drop what he was doing to help a neighbour. He always had the right part or the right tool and promptly went about getting the job done, and done well.  

He was a quiet man with a wonderful sense of humor.  Even when he didn’t speak, the expression on his face said a thousand words.  Ron was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching a good ball game, hockey game or wrestling match downstairs in his “mancave”.  

Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion service was held at the home at 6:45 p.m.  

The funeral service was held at Lakeshore Drive United Church, Morrisburg on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 11 a.m.  Cremation followed with inurnment at Iroquois Point United Cemetery at a later date.  

Pallbearers were Winston Baker, Wesley Baker, Glen Baldwin, Dave Cassell, Richard Barkley, Ken Palmer, Mark Perrin and Brian Speagle.

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

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Verna Tupper

 

A resident of the Woodland Villa Nursing Home, Long Sault, for the past three years, Verna Tupper passed away there on Saturday, July 7, 2012.  She was 90.

Verna was born in Williamsburg Township, on September 25, 1921, to her parents Frederick and Rhoda Wells (nee Brown). She went to a one room public school in Froatburn and lived her whole life in the area. 

She worked at RCA in Prescott, Automatic Electric in Brockville and a small plant at the Cotton Mill in Cornwall. 

Verna was a gentle, kind person who was very supportive to family and friends in need.  She loved her family very much and her world lit up when her great- grandchildren were around.

Verna is survived by her son Graham (Elaine) Hunter of Froatburn, by her stepdaughter Shirley Morgan of Massena and by her brother Earl (Jackie) Wells of Crysler. 

She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Anna Katrine Hunter and Derek (MiSun) Hunter, and by her great-grandchildren Connor Graham, Mackenzie Graham, Anu Hunter and SheeAhn Hunter.  

She was predeceased by her husband Grant, her sisters Jean Beckstead and Eileen Gallinger and her brothers Russell and Ray Wells.  

She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

There was no visitation at the funeral home. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.  Donations to St. John’s Lutheran Church 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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Dennis Irvine Payne

 

Dennis Irvine Payne passed away suddenly on June 9, 2012, at the age of 78.  

Born in Brinston on April 9, 1934, to Irvine and Jean (Smail) Payne, Dennis was the middle of three sons.  

Dennis attended high school in Iroquois, where he met and fell in love with Judy Whittle.  They eloped and married on August 31, 1957, and settled just west of the village of Iroquois.  Together they raised two children Scott (in Ottawa) and Jennifer (in North Bay).

Dennis was a well liked and respected electrician at DuPont Canada in Maitland from its startup in 1953, until his retirement in 1994. He was “a Maitland Original”. 

He was quick to offer his help to others outside of his work, doing wiring jobs for friends and helping his father-in-law who operated a poultry and fruit farm next to their homes.

Dennis and Judy were members of the Iroquois Ski Club, and Dennis had a passion for downhill and cross country skiing throughout his life.  He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman with a reverence for nature.  He loved  to curl, golf with his brother, Harold and he taught his children to skate and ski.  He was a frequent and enthusiastic spectator at outdoor sporting events in our area.

Dennis was predeceased by his parents and brothers, and he lost his wife in 1986.  

A private family service was held at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois, on June 15, 2012, with interment at Iroquois Point Cemetery. Rev Janet Evans officiated. 

Pallbearers were Bert Smail, Winston Baker, Ronnie Dickson and Scott Payne.  Honorary pallbearer was Don Tryon.

Donations in Dennis’ memory to the Nature Conservancy of Canada at www.natureconservancy.ca or to a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com.

 

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Josephine Lauzon

 

A resident of the Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault for the past 10 months, Josephine Lauzon passed away there on Monday, June 18, 2012. She  had recently celebrated her 95th  birthday with family and friends. 

Josephine was born in Windsor, Ontario, on May 15, 1917, to her parents Elmer and Helen Laforet (nee Labute). She was the oldest of four children, and except for a short time living in Detroit, Michigan, she spent most of her life in the Essex County area. 

In 1939, she married her childhood sweetheart,  Edmond Lauzon, at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Riverside, Ontario.  

Josephine was a “stay at home Mom”, and together she and Edmond  raised  four children, Carol, Larry, Edward and Judy.

In the early 1960’s, once the children were on their own, Josephine supported her husband in his lifelong dream of owning and operating a bait and tackle business. Together they opened  Eddie’s Bait Shop in Belle River, Ontario, where she worked along with him to build a very successful business.  They retired in the late 1980’s.  

Following his return from service in the Second World War, Ed had decided that travel was not his thing, but Josephine often visited Carol and Larry and their families in various parts of Canada. 

Ed passed away on their 51st wedding anniversary in 1990, and Josephine moved from their home in Belle River to an apartment in Tecumseh, to be closer to her daughter, Judy.  When her health began to fail, her son Edward moved in with her to care for her. As her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease advanced and her care became more complicated, she moved to Morrisburg to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Murray Richer, in 2005.

Josephine was a member of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada for almost 60 years. 

Josephine is survived by her daughter Carol (Murray) Richer of Morrisburg, son Edward Lauzon of Belle River & daughter-in-law Lila Lauzon of Summerside, PEI. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Chris (Nancy) Richer, Angela Richer (Dan Krisjanis), Larry Lauzon, Steven (Jane) Lauzon, Leonard Suzor Jr., Michael Suzor and Mary Beth Suzor, and Erin Lauzon; and by 12 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews, and her special friend, Norma Jensen.  

Josephine was predeceased by her husband Edmond, her son Larry, daughter Judy and son-in-law Leonard Suzor, as well as her siblings Ralph Laforet, Raymond Laforet and  Mary Jane Preston, sister-in-law Vera Laforet and brother-in-law Elmer “Jake” Preston. 

Visitation took place at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday, June 22, 2012.  

Josephine’s Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Morrisburg on Saturday, June 23rd, at 11 a.m., with Rev. R. J. Chisholm officiating.  Cremation followed.  A graveside service  will be held at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Cemetery, in Belle River, in the Fall.

Pallbearers were Chris Richer, Steven Lauzon, Leonard Suzor Jr., Frank Lauzon and Dan Krisjanis.

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Carol Froats

 

A resident of R.R.# 1 Iroquois for the past  27  years, Carol Froats passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 10, 2012, following a one year battle with cancer.  She was 55.  

Carol was born in Montreal on January 19, 1957, to her parents Garfield and Joyce Thompson (nee Fenner). 

She attended public and high school in Cornwall, Ontario, and graduated from Western University in Guelph with a BA in psychology. 

Carol began her career in social work with Ministry of Social Services of Dundas County. She also worked for the city of Brockville Social Services and  the Cardinal Resource Center.

Carol left her kind and caring mark on the community. She wrote proposals and helped arrange financing for Naomi House in Winchester, and together with Rev. Allen Tysick she initiated the proposals, formed the constitution, and arranged the financing to begin the House of Lazarus in Mountain. 

Carol then started working at the Dundas County Hospice as assistant administrator, and she eventually took over as director.

Carol’s main love in life was her show dogs.  She was an accomplished breeder and her dogs won many awards in competitions in Quebec, Ontario, and many U.S. states.  

Carol lived a short but busy life and will be missed.

Carol is survived by her husband Brad, her mother Joyce Thompson of Cornwall, her sister Mary (Keith) Errington of Williamsburg, her father-in-law Everett Froats of Brinston and her sister-in-law Chris (Doug) McNairn of Morrisburg.   

She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father Garfield.  

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. 

A Memorial Service followed at 1 p.m., with Rev. Brenda Bailey officiating.  

Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. 

 

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