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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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Edna Anderson

 

Edna Anderson, (nee Dare) passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2012, surrounded by family at the Civic Hospital, Ottawa, following an injury and surgical complications. She was in her 80th year.

Edna was born on July 6, 1932, in Montreal, where, while in high school, she met the love of her life, Jim Anderson.  

Jim and Edna were married 61 years and happily raised five children.

Edna worked as a jewelry clerk, a census taker and proved herself as a business woman running a silver reclamation business. 

She taught Sunday School, was a Girl Guide Commissioner, and enjoyed riding and raising various animals on the Anderson family farm in Quebec. 

Coming to Ontario, Edna ran the Riverside Motel. Upon retirement, Edna and Jim spent winters in Florida and summers sailing the St. Lawrence River. 

Edna loved to sing and read. She was a natural gardener, a good cook,  a seamstress, and she  loved to entertain family at large gatherings. Home and family meant everything to Edna. 

She was a very strong, dignified woman who loved to socialize and always looked a million bucks.  She will be sorely missed. 

Edna leaves to mourn, her beloved husband James Anderson of Iroquois. She was a loving mother of Robert, Barbara (Gerry), David (Roberta), Donna (Obbe) and daughter-in-law Lyne. 

She was cherished grandmother to Susan, Linda, Michael, Eric, Erin, Rohan, Hannah and Hayden and great grandmother to William, Gabrielle, Connor and Jessie. She was dear sister to Phyllis, Lillian, John (Nora) and Margaret (Gerry) and will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 

Edna was predeceased by her son Steve and her parents Edith and Henry Dare. 

The family is deeply grateful to the caring and compassionate staff at the Civic Hospital. Donations to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation can be made in Edna’s memory at www.ohfoundation.ca

Memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Iroquois Point Cemetery (Locks).  

In event of rain, the service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, at 41 Lakeview Drive, Iroquois. Refreshments will follow at the family home at 21 Island Park Drive, Iroquois.

Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com

 

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Alfred Link

 

A resident of the Hanesville area for the past 55 years, Alfred Link passed away suddenly at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 2, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was 91.

Alfred was born in Oro Township, on December 2, 1920, to his parents James and Mary Link.  

On October 22, 1937, he married Netta Thompson and together they had six children Ralph, Betty, Jane, Carol, Judy and Rusty. 

Alfred lived independently in his own home into his 90’s. He was happily married for more than 70 years, was a father to six children, and a grandfather to more than 40 grandchildren and great-grandchildren combined. 

Alfred worked hard as a business owner for many years to support his family. He served as a member of the S.D.&.G. Highlanders in Belgium, France, Holland and Germany and risked his life to fight for freedom . 

Despite all of this, Alfred was ultimately a humble man.  

His family will all remember that he had rhythm! He was always whistling, humming, or tapping out the beat of a country and western song.  

Alfred loved watching wrestling on television, and he had a vegetable garden that was bigger than most people’s entire plot of land.  

If you showed Alfred a picture of something you wanted to build, he would be in his workshop the next day piecing it together. 

No one will forget that Alfred always wore suspenders, that he proclaimed Netta to be the best cook in the world, or that he would always drink his coffee from the saucer instead of the cup.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. 

Alfred is survived by his children Ralph (Margaret) of Prescott, Betty (Bill) Pryer of Brockville, Jane (John) Grootjans of Iroquois, Carol (Carl) Harper of R.R.# 2 Brinston, Judy (Ray) Selleck of Hyndman, Rusty (Carol) of Iroquois and his sister Ida Reid of Orillia.  

He will be fondly remembered by 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  

Alfred was predeceased by his beloved wife Netta Thompson; an infant daughter Ruth; grandchildren Sydney Ava and Chloe Anna Hodder; brothers Harvey, Robbie and Mac Link; and sisters Bella McCarthur, Ruby English, Tillie Handy and Doris Thompson.  

He is also survived by nieces and nephews.    

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Monday, June 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  

A Legion service was held on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 5th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Brian Barr officiating.  Interment followed at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.  

Pallbearers were grandsons Andy Link, Ryan Selleck, John Durant, Joe Vanderzweep, Tony Hodder and Trevor Thompson. 

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

Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com

 

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Gladys Fortune

 

Gladys Fortune passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 15, 2012. She was 94.

Gladys was the beloved wife of the late James P. Fortune and long-time companion of Tad Kluska of Morrisburg.  

She was loving mother of Stan Fortune (Cathy) of Ingleside, and will be sadly missed by her two grandchildren Kim (Roger) and Jason (Rhonda). 

She was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Dorinda (McCracken) Whaley and by one sister Greta Whaley. 

Visitation was at the Brownlee Funeral Home MacDougall Chapel in Ingleside, on Tuesday, from noon until 1:45 p.m. 

A service in celebration of Gladys’ life was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday June 19 at 2 p.m. Reverend Arlyce Schiebout  of Lakeshore United Church Morrisburg, officiated.  Interment  followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Winchester Hospital would be appreciated by the family. 

Online condolences may be made at www.brownleefuneralhomes.com.

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Paul Wood

 

A lifetime resident of the area, Paul Wood of Winchester passed away suddenly on Friday, June 1, 2012.  He was 60.

Paul was born in Winchester Township, on April 26, 1952, to his parents Burnice and Thora Wood (nee Robinson).  

He worked at the Dunbar cheese plant for a short time, and then began working at Ault Foods (now Parmalat) in 1972. Paul had many different jobs at the plant over the years, including cheese maker and millwright. This June would have been his 40th year at Parmalat. 

On April 16, 1977, Paul married Debra Stewart and together they had three children Patrick, Kristy and Daniel. The highlight of summer vacations was always taking the family on trips. Paul was a friendly, caring person who loved visiting with friends and family. He was extremely family-oriented and was known for helping others whenever he could. He enjoyed going to car shows – the favourite was always the muscle cars. Paul enjoyed every day and always had a smile on his face. 

Paul is survived by his wife Debbie, his children Patrick of Winchester, Kristy (Patrick) Lavergne of Winchester and Dan of Winchester, his granddaughter Jazmine and his siblings Bert (Edith) of Dunbar, Don of Seeley’s Bay, Earl (Jan) of Morrisburg, Linda (Lee) McCaslin of Iroquois and Gary (Moya) of Rice Lake. 

He was predeceased by his parents Burnice and Thora Wood (nee Robinson) and his sisters Evelyn Wood and Marjorie Barkley.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.    

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 6th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Geoff Howard officiating.  

Interment of cremated remains followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville. 

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

 

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Helena Zyp

 

Helena “Lena” Zyp of Iroquois, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2012. She was 72. 

Lena was the dearly beloved wife of the late Hendrick “Hank” Zyp who passed away on January 20, 2008. 

Born Helena Petronella Vanderydt on March 2, 1940, in The Netherlands Lena was  the daughter of the late Martinus and Johanna Vanderydt. 

The family immigrated to Canada in 1952, and settled on a farm just outside of Morrisburg. A short time later they moved to a farm in Lancaster  and it was there that Lena met Hank. On October 22, 1960, they were married.

In 1964, Hank and Lena purchased the farm in Morrisburg from Lena’s parents and there they made a life for themselves. In July of 1992, just after Hank’s 60th birthday, the cows were sold and they officially retired. Being all of 52 years old, Lena was a little too young to fully retire, so for a while she worked part time in home care for the Red Cross.

Lena loved the time she spent with her family and friends. She always jumped at the chance to play some cards, or grab a coffee or a meal at a restaurant somewhere. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of a league for a number of years. 

In her quiet time you would find her doing a hobby of some sort. Needlepoint was her favorite, but quilting, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, her flower garden and television game shows were right up there on her list of fun things.

However, the one thing she enjoyed the most was travelling and sightseeing. Whether it was a one day excursion or a 10 day road trip, a weekend camping or an adventure across the ocean, Hank and Lena were always, either on a trip, or planning their next one. 

And the one thing that always made their trips better was when they travelled with someone. Many people can tell you about the time they spent travelling with Hank and Lena.

Hank drove, but Lena was the road map. It didn’t matter where they were going; she knew how to get there. Hank always relied on her for directions. 

One of her favorite stories to tell was the time she dozed off returning from Cornwall on the 401,  and Hank drove past the Morrisburg exit. She always said it was because, “I wasn’t awake to tell him where to exit.” With a smile he would defend himself saying, “I didn’t miss it, I wanted to go to Iroquois”. I guess we’ll never know the real reason why he drove beyond the exit. 

After Hank passed away, Lena continued to enjoy the chance to travel. She still got away often; however trips now were designed to be spent enjoying extended periods of time with family and friends. 

Whether it was Holland, The Bahamas, England or a road trip through Canada or the USA, it was always the time spent with family and friends that she loved more than anything.

Lena was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her three children Kenneth, Susan Lewis (David), and Karen, and by three grandchildren Thomas (Melissa), Tyler (Stephany) and Joshua.

She will be fondly remembered by nine great-grandchildren Arizona, Brodie, Nevaeh, Dawson, Lukas, Cheyenne, Brady, Haylee and Dominick.

She is also survived by seven brothers and three sisters, Ted (Mary), Nell Pilon (Morris), Tina Verhoeven (Harry), Bill (Pat), Jerry (Helen), Martin (Mary), John (Jo-Anne), Peter, Mary Peters (Tony) and Tony (Annette) and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Hank (2008), her parents Martinus (2005) and Johanna (1994) and an infant brother Adrian.

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. 

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Morrisburg.

Pallbearers were her brothers Ted, Jerry, Martin, John, Peter, and Tony Vanderydt. Honourary pallbearer was Bill Vanderydt. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Morrisburg.

Memorial donations to Cornwall Hospice, Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com

 

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Audrey Brock

 

ississauga and a former resident of the Morrisburg area, Audrey Brock passed away on May 29, 2012, at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. She was 88.

A retired teacher, customs worker and post office worker, Audrey was born on May 23, 1924, in Kitchener, Ontario. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Olive Brock.

Audrey received her BA from Waterloo University. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Anglican Church. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Rodney (Sandra) Beckstead of Morrisburg, Candice Beckstead of St. Catharines, Victoria MacFayden of Mississauga and Janet (Herbert) Eldridge of Mississauga.

Audrey was predeceased by a son, Thomas Beckstead.

A private family service was held June 2, 2012, in Mississauga.

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Ernie Mabo

 

A well-known former resident of Morrisburg, Ernest “Ernie” Charles Mabo passed way peacefully at the Rosebridge Manor, in Jasper, Ontario, on Saturday, June 9, 2012. He was in his 87th year.

A native of the Ompah area, Ernie settled in Morrisburg with his wife Alma and his five boys. He was employed by Ontario Hydro and for a number of years worked out of the Winchester office.

He and Alma eventually returned to the Ompah area.

Ernie will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Alma of 66 years and by his five sons: Keith (Elaine), Mick (Yvonne), David (Saralyn), Don (Debbie) and Terry.

Pop will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Randy, Gerry, Lesley, Chris, Tanya, Amanda, Nick and Joel and by his great-grandchildren Aaron, Samantha, Tyler, Cassie, Julenea, Maddison, Ben and T.J.

Following Ernie’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a graveside service to be held at the Ompah United Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

In remembrance, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County, would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home in Perth.

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Paul Wood

 

A lifetime resident of the area, Paul Wood of Winchester passed away suddenly on Friday, June 1, 2012.  He was 60.

Paul was born in Winchester Township, on April 26, 1952, to his parents Burnice and Thora Wood (nee Robinson).  

He worked at the Dunbar cheese plant for a short time, and then began working at Ault Foods (now Parmalat) in 1972. Paul had many different jobs at the plant over the years, including cheese maker and millwright. This June would have been his 40th year at Parmalat. 

On April 16, 1977, Paul married Debra Stewart and together they had three children Patrick, Kristy and Daniel. The highlight of summer vacations was always taking the family on trips. Paul was a friendly, caring person who loved visiting with friends and family. He was extremely family-oriented and was known for helping others whenever he could. He enjoyed going to car shows – the favourite was always the muscle cars. Paul enjoyed every day and always had a smile on his face. 

Paul is survived by his wife Debbie, his children Patrick of Winchester, Kristy (Patrick) Lavergne of Winchester and Dan of Winchester, his granddaughter Jazmine and his siblings Bert (Edith) of Dunbar, Don of Seeley’s Bay, Earl (Jan) of Morrisburg, Linda (Lee) McCaslin of Iroquois and Gary (Moya) of Rice Lake. 

He was predeceased by his parents Burnice and Thora Wood (nee Robinson) and his sisters Evelyn Wood and Marjorie Barkley.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.    

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 6th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Geoff Howard officiating.  

Interment of cremated remains followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville. 

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

 

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