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Delmer Patterson

A resident of Dundas Manor in Winchester, for the past seven years, Delmer Patterson passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on January 5, 2014.  He was 77.

Delmer was born at home on the Conroy Road in Ottawa, on January 10, 1936, to his parents Alexander and Margaret Patterson (nee Martin).

In 1961, at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Vars, Delmer married Marjorie Jackson, and together they farmed and raised six children in the Greely, Vernon and Iroquois areas.

Delmer was a long-time employee of the Central Experimental Farm in the plot division doing the tractor work.

He loved anything about tractors (especially Farmall tractors), auction sales, the McHaffie Flea Market on Sundays, going to the C & L Feed Store and the Brinston General Store for the daily “coffee club”.  Delmer loved the plowing matches and tractor pulls, and you could often see him driving around the countryside in his red Chev truck.

Delmer is survived by his wife, Marjorie of 52 years and their children Don (Dawn) of Dalmeny, Debbie (Patrice) Fortier of Vars, Marlene Patterson of Navan, Meryl (Kathy) of Metcalfe, John (Wendy) of Russell and Bea (Lyndon) Stewart of Iroquois.

He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Alex, Ben, Alain, Benoit, Colin, Connor, Jessica, Melissa, Cameron and Sarah.  He is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.

Delmer was the brother of Wilma (Lloyd) Sharp of Ottawa, brother-in-law of Jack Hanes of St. David’s and of Norma Dagenais (late Andre), Mary Jackson (late George) and Meryl and Cherie Jackson.

He was predeceased by his sister Myrlah Hanes.

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg on Wednesday, January 8th, from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele.  A eulogy was given by his daughter Bea Stewart.  Pallbearers were Delmer’s grandsons, Alex Patterson, Ben Patterson, Alain Fortier, Benoit Fortier, Colin Patterson, Connor Patterson and Cameron Stewart.

Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital and the Dundas Manor Activity Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. On-line condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

Delmer will be remembered by us all.

 

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Myrtle Grace Leroy

Former New Liskeard resident, Myrtle “Myrt” Grace Leroy of Morrisburg, died peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2014, from complications associated with a severe flu at the age of 84.

Myrtle was born March 17, 1929, in Owen Sound, Ontario, to parents Harry and Leah Lavina “Inez” (nee Malloy) Montgomery. 

As a young woman, Myrt met Cliff, whom she married on December 26, 1950, and loved throughout their 63 years of marriage.  

Myrt was beloved wife to Cliff, mother to Rick (Peggy) of Morrisburg, Janice (Doug Brown) of Vancouver and Dawn (Craig Bremner) of Victoria.

She was dear grandmother to Michael, Warren, Adrienne, Cameron and Matthew and aunt to many nieces and nephews.  She will be sadly missed by all.

Before Alzheimers began its slow siphoning of her essence, Myrtle was the home, the cornerstone, the silver-lining finder, and the inspirer of her family. 

Never one to take the spotlight, (except when singing with niece, Kathleen), she preferred to work her magic behind the scenes, encouraging, cajoling, congratulating and comforting.  

She lived what looked like an ordinary life, but filled each of those ordinary days with unflinching colour, never afraid to take the bad with the good, and never watering down a single experience. 

A family gathering to celebrate Myrt’s life will be held this summer.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Myrtle to the Alzheimer Society.  

Parker Funeral Home (613 543-2271) is entrusted with arrangements. 

Condolences may be offered at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com

 

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Stephen “Tub” Sayeau

A resident of Morrisburg, for the past 35 years, Steve “Tub” Sayeau passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on December 25, 2013.

Stephen Mark Sayeau was born April 10th, 1950, to his parents Arthur and Margaret “Peg” Sayeau (nee Poland). He was born and raised on Highway #2 west of Iroquois with his older siblings Pat, Jim and Emma Jean. 

After his birth, Stephen was nicknamed “Tubby” by his sister Emma Jean. Big brother Jim would read to her “Tubby & Lulu Cartoons”, so she named him baby Tubby, a nickname that stuck for the rest of Steve’s days.

Steve attended the one room SS #4 Matilda School. The kids walked to school along Highway #2 before the 401 was completed, and would hang on to the guard rails when the transports went by. Steve attended Iroquois High School until 1967. Living on the river involved a lot of swimming in the summer and skating in the winter

Steve married Lorna Sullivan on September 23rd, 1967, and their first born, Sandra Lynn, arrived in 1968. 

He worked at Caldwell Linen Mill for a short time, and also began an apprenticeship as a mechanic. Steve then attended St. Lawrence College in Cornwall and graduated in 1973, as an Electronic Technologist. His first job was with the Canadian Coast Guard at the Ottawa Airport.

In 1973, Steve and Lorna welcomed into the world Mark Lee, and in 1976, Lisa Jean. 

In 1978, the family moved from Kemptville back to Morrisburg, and Steve began his journey with the Canadian Coast Guard, at the Prescott Base where he repaired and maintained communication and navigation equipment. 

It was important to Steve, that Lorna stayed home to be a full-time Mom, and he worked very hard to make this happen. 

In 1990, Steve became a grandfather with the arrival of Jeffery Robert Stephen, and then, in 1999, with Cristiano Anthony. Next came, Danica Jolie in 2006, and Thalia Hope in 2009. Last, but not least, Benjamin Mark was born in 2011.

Steve’s career with the Coast Guard lasted 30 years. He retired in 2003. He was well-respected in his field and made many friends. He and his co-workers were a tight-knit group.  

Steve had a passion for reading and kept up-to-date on politics and current events. He was quick to jump on the World Wide Web in its infancy – this fed his love of reading and music and his thirst for knowledge.

Steve also loved his music. Among his favorites were the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. He often quoted the Stones telling friends and family “You can’t always get what you want”, all in good fun, of course. 

Steve loved his NASCAR Sundays, and he had some pretty interesting NASCAR gatherings and vacations with friends over the years. 

Steve loved living close to the St. Lawrence River. A lot of time was spent at the Steward farm and on various boats over the years. He made many friends on both sides of the river.

A lover of animals, Steve had a few canine “best friends” over the years. A consistent past-time was to feed the birds and the squirrels in the backyard.

In his retirement, Steve put the finishing touches on his beloved garage. It was made complete with heat, a fridge, TV, computer, table and chairs and his scale model car garage. He enjoyed family, friends and neighbours stopping by to visit in his garage.

One of the traits that defined Steve was his sense of humour. He was able to find a laugh in just about any situation right up until the end. In the hospital, he continually amazed the doctors and nurses with his one-liners. 

A kind-hearted and generous man, Steve was honest, sometimes to a fault! He was very intelligent and a conversationalist. He accepted people into his circle and his home as long as he received the same respect that he gave. 

Steve is survived by his wife Lorna, his children Sandy (Anthony) Vogrig of Winchester, Mark (Tara) Sayeau of Chesterville and Lisa (Mark) Casselman of Williamsburg. 

He was dear brother of Pat (Shirley) Sayeau of Cardinal, Jim (Louise) Sayeau of Cardinal and Emma Jean Sawatzky of Wiarton and brother-in-law Lee Sullivan of Ottawa. 

Steve will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Jeff Winters, Cristiano Vogrig, Danica and Thalia Casselman and Benjamin Sayeau. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.   

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday, December 29th, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, December 30th from noon until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., which was conducted by Father Anthony. Cremation followed.

Spring interment of cremated remains will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.  Donations to Dundas County Hospice or Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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Gladys Kyle

A lifetime resident of the area, Gladys Kyle passed away at the Bayfield Manor nursing home in Kemptville, on Monday, December 31, 2013.  She was 93.  

Gladys was born on October 15, 1920, on a farm near Elma, to Bernice and Flo Macintosh. She worked on the farm and grew up with her two siblings, Olive and Harold. 

She went to school in Elma, and had her sister Olive as her teacher.  After school, she worked at Davidson Jewellers in Winchester.  

Gladys met Don Kyle through church functions, and they were married in 1942. Gladys and Don  celebrated 51 years of marriage before Don passed away in 1993.

Gladys and Don had two children, Elaine, in 1943 and Bill in 1952.  

In 1942, Gladys and Don moved to the Kyle family farm in Colqhoun with Sam and Nellie Kyle and worked the farm.They dairy farmed with a herd of about 50 cows until 1978.  

Don was heavily involved in municipal politics and working on pipelines. Often it would be up to Gladys to perform the milking and supervise the farm.

After farming, Gladys worked at Upper Canada Village until 1985, where she enjoyed the work, her co-workers and the visitors immensely. She had the unique ability to meet people because she genuinely cared about other people and their stories. While working at the Village, she had the opportunity to be in several movies, including Tom Sawyer.

In 1996, Gladys moved to the Williamsburg Villa where she enjoyed the life and comradery until 2012, when she moved to Bayfield Manor in Kemptville.  

Gladys loved family, friends and social gatherings, and her sense of community was immense. She looked forward to picnics, the annual Barkley picnic for one, all of the local fairs including the Chesterville fair which she never missed and many other local social events. 

She loved going for boat rides with Glen Cunningham, but she especially loved family Sunday drives and visits that would usually end up in a picnic along the St Lawrence.

 Gladys loved to travel and meet other people. Her adventures took her from Newfoundland tours to Alaska cruises, to Florida and to Europe. Always wanting to experience something new, she looked forward to the next bus trip with friends or excursions afar.

Whether it was a softball game, league bowling in Chesterville, the Matrons, Krokinole or checkers, Gladys loved to play games and sports.  A special place was always held for euchre.  

Church was a big part of Glady’s life as well.  Not only did she rarely miss a Sunday service, but she also lived her life by the principles and values delivered in those services.  

Gladys never turned down a request for help and cared for everyone she met. She was a long time member of the Womens Institute.

Gladys enjoyed all aspects of life and despite significant challenges threw at her from different quarters. She always had a smile on her face.

Her values were based on her family, her Church and her community, and she was loyal and committed to these values throughout her life.

Gladys is survived by her daughter Elaine Curran of Greely, and her grandchildren Kevin (Lydia) Curran of Russell and Leslie (Rob) Clarmo of Marionville.  She will be fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren Jenna, Andrew and Cassandra Curran, and Kylie and Samantha Clarmo.She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Gladys was predeceased by her husband Don, her son Bill, her son-in-law Pat Curran, her sister Olive (Reg) Barkley, her brother Harold (Jean) McIntosh and her sister-in-law Marion (Lee) Smith.    

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday, January 3, from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., which was conducted by Rev. Janet Evans. Interment will be at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg. Pallbearers were Kevin Curran, Andrew Curran, Rob Clarmo and Jenna Curran.   

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

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Enid Dalrymple

Enid Dalrymple, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away at the Dundas Manor Nursing Home in Winchester, on Saturday, January 4, 2014. She was in her 100th year. 

Enid was the beloved wife of the late John A. Dalrymple (former vice-principal at Kemptville College).  

She was loving mother of John (Barbara) of Kemptville and Jim (Donnalene) of Brighton.

She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Kevin Dalrymple (Val) of Johnstown, Kim Blauer (Jason) of Stittsville, Karen Dalrymple of Stittsville, Kristen Dalrymple of Toronto and by great-grandchildren Andy, Warren, Abigail and Emma.She is also survived by nieces and nephews.  

Enid was predeceased by her infant daughter Jane, her brother Jim Grimmon and her sisters Freda Huff and Miriam Colliver.   

There was no visitation or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in the spring. 

Donations to Dundas Manor would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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

The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of Dundas  Manor for the  excellent care they provided to Enid.  

 

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John Bailey

A lifetime resident of the Brinston area, John Bailey passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.  He was 66.

John was born in Morrisburg, on March 7, 1947, to his parents John and Irene Bailey (nee Marcellus). He married Debbie Labre on June 12, 1975, and together they had two sons Jason and Jeremie.

John was an avid Hamilton Tiger Cats and Detroit Red Wings fan.  When he was young, he played hockey and softball, and as he got older he loved to watch local athletes play these sports as well.  

John is survived by his wife Debbie, his sons Jason Bailey of Williamsburg and Jeremie Bailey (Allison) of Amherstview and his brother Charles Bailey (Laurie) of Brinston.  

John will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Makayla and Brayden. He was the loving uncle of Jeff Smith (Melinda) of Morrisburg and Jo-Anne McCrea (Michael) of Spencerville. He is also survived by great-nieces.  

John was predeceased by his sister Marilyn Smith and his great-nephew Lucas McCrea.    

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, January 4th, from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., which was conducted by Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele.  Spring interment will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.  

Pallbearers were Jack Fawcett, John DeVries, Terry Henderson, Brian Moran, Mike Ault and Miles Lewis.  Honorary pallbearers were Charles Bailey, Donnie Wells, Jim Wicks and Bob Schell. 

Donations to Brinston United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com

 

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Richard Barkley

 

A resident of Morrisburg for the past seven years, Richard Barkley passed away at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Monday, December 23, 2013.  He was 68.

Richard was born in Toy Hill at his grandparent’s home on September 10, 1945. He was the son of Ronald and Eileen Barkley (nee Newbury).  

Richard shared his childhood with his brothers, sisters and cousins growing up on Barkley road in Williamsburg Township. As a teenager he loved farm work, and he spent many hours helping neighbouring farmers, especially at harvest time.

Richard was a proud employee of Browns Foundry in Morrisburg, where he worked as a foreman and later as plant supervisor. When the business moved to Swanton Vermont, Richard and his family relocated and he continued to work for the Foundry until his retirement in 2003.  

Hardworking and handy, Richard excelled at just about everything he set his mind to.  He was a talented woodworker and an accomplished baker. Richard won first prize two years in a row at a local pie-baking contest.

Richard and Helen had many adventures together, which included travel and a variety of hobbies such as community work and visiting family and friends. Snowshoeing with friends was a new adventure they both enjoyed.

Richard loved his family, his surroundings and his friends. He had a big heart and will forever be in ours.

Richard was the beloved husband of Helen Laurin and the late Vallie Disheau.  

He is survived by his children Adam (Jerrie Jo) of Richford, Vermont, Terri Laurin and her puppy Lola of Ottawa and Angie (Jim) Tidman of Kingston. 

He was dear brother of Steven (Sue) of Morrisburg, Ruby (Carl) Van Allen of Williamsburg, Bobby (Anita) of Morrisburg, Sharon (Trevor) Easter of Iroquois and Brian (Janie) of Brazier Falls, New York.  

Richard will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Alison, Lacie, Tabor, Emily, Katie and Matthew. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.    

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday from 6-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 28th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Norine Gullons officiating.  Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg. 

Pallbearers were Bob Kennedy, Brian Barkley, Barry Barkley, Tom Henderson, John Hamiaux and Don Taylor.  

Donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  

“Sometimes the best thing you can say about a guy is that he was a good man. Richard Barkley was a good man. He was a kind and gentle man with a big smile and a farmer’s handshake. He could fix or build you just about anything and then bake you a pie.  My family was very lucky to have him in our lives. He will be missed.”

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Sadie Lewis

 

A resident of the Dundas Manor in Winchester for the past seven years, Sadie Lewis passed away there on Monday, December 23, 2013. She was 95.

Sadie was born in Cardinal, on October 21, 1918, to her parents James and Nellie Lewis (nee Rice). 

Although Sadie was the oldest in a family of four children, she was the last to pass away.

Sadie married Cecil Lewis and they had two children: Miles and Emily. Emily died in 2004, but Miles is with us today, and he remembers fondly his mom baking on Saturday nights, while he listened to hockey on the radio. There were always bowls to scrape and spoons to lick.

Though just four foot, 11 inches tall, Sadie used to say she was 11 foot four and that was true as she was small but mighty. 

All her life, Sadie took care of others; her siblings first, then her mom, her husband, her grandchildren and her daughter. She treated people the way she wanted to be treated, with kindness and compassion.

Money was often scarce in Sadie’s life, but she always managed to come up with gifts for her loved ones, knitting and crocheting pieces that will be treasured for generations. 

Sadie loved a joked and was always ready to laugh at her grandchildren’s exploits.

When Sadie took time for some rest and relaxation, she would head to the nearest river bank with her bamboo pole and a can of worms she and Miles had picked the night before.  

She also liked to watch stock car races.  The races were not really relaxing for Sadie because she could jump higher than anyone when she got excited.  It really helped because her son-in-law Roy Barkley was racing and leading the pack.  

Later on Roy, Emily and Sadie bought their first camper and they thoroughly enjoyed all their friends at the campsite.

Sadie is survived by her son Miles (Debbie) of Dixons Corners, and by her grandchildren Steven Barkley (Linda Young), Gary (Sheila) Barkley, Sherry Lewis, Glen (Donna) Lewis.

She will be fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren Jamie, Scott, Shane, Samantha, Matt, Connor and Jade.

She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Sadie was predeceased by her husband Cecil Lewis, her daughter Emily Barkley, her son-in-law Roy Barkley, her sister Effie Lewis and her brothers Johnny Lewis and Wesley “Ike” Lewis.        

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday December 27th, from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele.  Interment followed at Dundela Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Glen Lewis, Gary Barkley, Jamie Barkley, Scott Barkley and Shane Barkley

Donations to Dundas Manor Activity Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. 

 

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Shirley Cooper

 

A resident of the Dundas Manor in Winchester for the past 1.5 years, Shirley Cooper passed away there on Monday, December 23, 2013. She was 84.

Shirley was born in Hanesville on April 12, 1929, to her parents Basil and Ethel Reynolds (nee McQuaig) and attended public school there. At the age of 18, she married George Cooper and together they worked on the farm and raised four children. 

Shirley was a very present mother. She enjoyed the outdoors and helped her kids build snow forts and snow men and accompanied them on pony rides in the summer. She was also a very doting grand-mother with a dish of candy or gumdrops ready for small visitors. 

One of Shirley’s passions was sports. She played all kinds of them including badminton and baseball. She was also a regional champion bowler. 

Throughout her life, Shirley would smile. She was always up-beat, even when she was sick.

Shirley is survived by her husband of almost 66 years George, and by her children Brian (Susan) of Iroquois, Larry (Anita) of Morrisburg and Nancy (Steve) Duffield of Peterborough. 

She will be fondly remembered by her daughters-in-law Cindy Cooper of Iroquois and Shelley Douglas of Iroquois, her brother Doug (Gail) Reynolds of Iroquois and her brother-in-law Caryl (Ruth) Cooper of Morrisburg. 

Shirley will be lovingly remembered by grandchildren Spencer, Rebecca, Amy, Ashley, Gregory, Crystal, Billy-Jo, Derek, Kelly, Jessica and by great-grandchildren Cooper, Keltey, Rhiannon, Trinity, Carlina and Jaradon. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. 

Shirley was predeceased by her son Dennis.       

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Friday December 27th, from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele.  

Spring interment will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston. 

Donations to Brinston United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. 

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Beatrice Becksted

A resident of the Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault, for the past three years, Beatrice Becksted passed away there on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  She was 89.  

Beatrice was born in Williamsburg Township, on October 18, 1924, to her parents Clifford and Mary Herriman (nee Merkley). She attended school at Boucks Hill, and after completing a secretarial course in Cornwall, she was hired at Ogilvy’s in Ottawa, where she spent five years.  

Beatrice then returned home when family sickness forced her to help with the family farm. Back in the Boucks Hill area, she met her life long mate William Becksted, and they were married in October 1951. Together Beatrice and William started their farming operation with the addition of two sons.

William took full time work at St. Lawrence Parks in the late 1950’s, and Beatrice tended to the farm work. She enjoyed all her animals, and loved to watch them. She interacted with them by petting and talking, and it seemed they responded by acknowledging her when she stepped into the barn.  She always enjoyed her pig calendars and farm magazines.  

As the farming industry progressed, Beatrice and William decided it was time for them to move on, and so in the earlier 70’s they moved to Riverside Heights.

William carried on with his full time work, and Beatrice spent her time with flowers and gardening that she loved so well. 

When their health started to affect their mobility another painful decision was made to move to a local retirement home. There they could enjoy people taking care of their everyday needs along with the social aspect. 

With the passing of time, health issues again plagued them and another decision was made to move to a nursing home facility. Here, more of their everyday needs and health issues were addressed with the compassionate and professional staff at Woodland Villa. 

Beatrice is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bill, her sons Brian of R.R.# 1 Morrisburg and Glenn (Pat) of R.R.# 1 Morrisburg and her sisters June Elliott of Ottawa and Iris Anderson of Florida.  

Beatrice will be fondly remembered by her granddaughter Carrie (Trinity) Larocque and by her great-grandchildren Logan and Peyton and step-grandchildren Kim and Paige Kirkwood.   She was the  sister-in-law of Janet Herriman of Williamsburg. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.   

Beatrice was predeceased by her sisters Thelma Chuter and Jean Jones and her brother Hubert “Goldie” Herriman.  

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday, December 20th from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service conducted by Rev. Janet Evans. Cremation followed.  

Spring interment of cremated remains will be at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville. 

Donations to Dundas County Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. 

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