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BODEN: Eileen Dorothy (nee Sparke)
At Hastings Manor, Belleville, on Sunday, November 23, 2014.  Eileen Boden, formerly of Madoc and Midland, in her 91st year.  Daughter of the late Frederick and Nora Sparke.  Wife of the late Arden Boden.  Mother of Eleanor (Brian) Maunder, Brighton and Ardythe (Murray) Allen, Eldorado.  Grandmother of Heather (Brian), Chris, Greg (Debbie), Ruth-Anne (Daniel), and Jeremiah.  Great grandmother of 8.  Sister of the late Henry and Eleanor DeGaris. Sister-in-law of Milson DeGaris.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 12 Noon on Wednesday, November 26 with Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m.  Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Midland at a later date.  Donations to The Gideons International would be appreciated.

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SOPHA: Stephen Paul
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  Steve Sopha of R.R.#4 Marmora, in his 62nd year.  Husband of Wanda (Osborne).  Father of Ivan, Trenton; Rosalie (Jamie Murphy), Tamworth and the late Rodney.  Grandfather of Bradley, Nathan, Dawson, Noah, Natalie, Teresa, Mason, Janita, James & Maria.  Step father of Tina Clarke (Randy), Peterborough and Michelle Osborne, Peterborough.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora from 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 where a memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m.  Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Havelock.  Donations: Canadian Cancer Society, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or People Helping People.
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CARD:  Robert John

At Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Monday, November 17, 2014.  Robert Card of Marmora, in his 58th year.  Son of the late Lloyd & Betty Card.  Beloved husband of Aileen (nee Stone) for 35 years. Loving father of Tracey Little (Randy), Marmora & Michele McCoy, London.  Proud grandfather of Crystal, Michael, Liz (all Sharpe), Nicole & Sean (both McCoy), Crystal Spears. Great grandfather of Hayden, Colton, Winter & Westley.  Brother of Wilford, William, Donald, Gordon, Carl, Myrtle, Thelma, Helena, Nancy & the late Bruce.  Robert will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews & all of his extended family & friends.  Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Robertsí life will take place at a later date.  Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.
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THOMPSON:  Shirley Eileen
On the evening of November 13, 2014, at the Belleville General Hospital, our wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by members of her family at the age of 88 just shy of her 89th birthday. She was born on November 19, 1925 in Kingston, Ontario to her late parents Douglas and Rose Lillian (Bocking) Thompson. She was predeceased by her beloved older sister Sybil Olive Thompson. Shirley was wife to the late Thomas Carbert Thompson and supportive and proud mother to Robert, William (Lynda), Barbara (Wilf), and David (Katherine). As a loving grandmother, she will be missed by Laura (Troy), Robert, Christopher (Cris), David (Joy), Victoria (Joel), and Thomas. Shirley was the caring great-grandmother of Kayla, Ava, Cameron, and Justin.  As a widowed single parent of four, Shirley returned to work at the Ottawa Board of Education as a guidance secretary at Brookfield High School from where she retired to care for her sister Sybil, work in her garden, and enjoy her many friends and neighbours on Fulton Avenue. Later in life she moved to Madoc to live with William and Lynda where she enjoyed visits and hearing from past friends and family who will miss her.  A private service will be planned for Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston, Ontario in the spring where Shirley will be interred with her parents and sister. We know Shirley would appreciate any donations in her memory be made to the Ottawa Humane Society or Guide Dogs for the Blind.
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BURKE:  Pacific David (Paddy) 1936-2014
Died peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, in Marmora, Ontario on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the age of 78.  Pacific Burke formerly of Halifax & Toronto. Son of the late Pacific and Elizabeth Burke.  Husband to Margaret Burke (nee Junkin) for 56 years. Loving father of Christina (Tina) Morgan (nee Burke), Lynne-Marie Burke and Robert Burke. Loving grandfather of Meghan Burke Morgan, Tara Burke-Payne and Mitchell Burke-Morgan.  Brother of Marion Crabbe (nee Burke), Earl Burke, Mary Burke, Robie Burke, Don Burke, Elizabeth (Betty) Burke, Alan Burke.  Predeceased by siblings James (Jim) Burke, Douglas Burke, William (Bill) Burke, Patricia (Viola) Burke, Joseph Burke. Paddy served with the Royal Canadian Navy 1957-1962 and was employed with Canada Post as a millwright from 1972 until he retired.  He was also President of the PSAC union for many years.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend a Celebration of Life to be held at the Sandman Hotel (Old Stage West), 5400 Dixie Rd., Mississauga, Ontario on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1 p.m.  If you wish to make donations, please direct to an animal welfare organization. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora. (613) 472-2531.
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