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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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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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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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George Baker

 

George Baker, a longtime resident of Morrisburg, passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor, Winchester on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. He was in his 96th year.  

George was born on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory outside Belleville and shared early life with a sister Mary and a brother Jack. On the death of their mother, they were adopted by separate families and were reunited later in life. 

George was adopted by William Samuel Baker and Ethel Mae (nee Browe) Baker in the Aultsville area.  

It was there he met and married Violet Shaver on April 8, 1948, in Williamsburg.  George and Violet loved each other dearly and spent little time apart.  They were very supportive parents to sons Ken and Garth and his family. 

Although tough times in the 30’s made it impossible for George to continue in school, he had the personal drive to become a self educated man.  He did well under the tutoring of Violet, first to get his license and later to take the examination to become a TV repairman.  George worked at RCA in Prescott and with hydro during the construction of the Seaway.  Even in retirement he pumped gas at the garage.  

George was an agile athletic person who loved to tell stories of how he played hockey with Sears catalogues for knee pads.  He enjoyed fishing, playing darts and bowling.  His trophy case was filled with recognition of these achievements.  

Remaining active in later years, he and Violet played shuffleboard and organized the competition for the Ontario Senior Games when they were held in Morrisburg.  

George was a member of Lakeshore Drive United Church.  Those who knew George would remark about his sense of humour, his light heartedness and that twinkle and wave.  He cared deeply for his family, worked hard and enjoyed the simple, most precious aspects of life.

George was predeceased by his wife Violet (Shaver) Baker (2010). He leaves to mourn his sons Ken of Cornwall and Garth (Faye) of Morrisburg, his grandchild Jennifer (Mark Elson) Baker of Pickering and his great-grandchild Benjamin Collins of Pickering.  He was predeceased by his sister Mary Wood and brother Jack Flewell. 

Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, in Morrisburg on Friday May 25, 2012. The funeral service was held in the chapel. 

Pallbearers were Wayne Hutt, Dale Hutt, Mark Elson, Ricky Shaver, Randy Shaver and Brad Shaver.  Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown.  Memorial donations to Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged.  Condolences and donations may be made at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com

 

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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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