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It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of James Gordon “Jim” Bowry, on September 19th, 2017.  Born in Toronto in 1936 and raised in  Lindsay, life didn’t deal him a great hand. “We didn’t have a pot to piss in,” he would often say, yet his many cute stories of adventures and mischief spoke to a childhood that was rich in many other ways. A member of the so-called TNT Gang (the Tough Nuts of Town), we will always recount the gang’s top-secret code: The reincarnation of the uncified sufficiency [whatever that means] brings harm to the average cow (???).  He would go on to live in Toronto, where, one December day, a Bell Telephone repairman came to his home and noticed that he did not have a Christmas tree. The repairman soon returned with a small tree for him, from which he inferred that Bell might be a decent place to work. He retired from Bell 34 years later.  When attending his cousin’s wedding, he spotted the bride’s sister, Ann, and boldly proclaimed that he was going to marry her. In 1962, he fulfilled that promise in Fenelon Falls, her hometown. Together with their children and grandchildren, they recently celebrated their 55th anniversary in the Napanee hospital with balloons and take-out chicken wings. Planning has begun for a ceremony to award each of them (Dad in absentia) medals recognizing 55 years of patience, endurance, and love.  They would go on to build a truly wonderful life for themselves and their kids. In 1970, with another family, they purchased cottages on Eagle Lake, near Kingston, a place where their kids could splash in the water, catch minnows and roast marshmallows, and adults could tell tall fish tales, play cards, and share a lot of laughs. Eagle Lake was a place many Canadians and Americans became an extended family. The memories are cherished.  Nothing defines his life more than his home on Black River Road, where he moved his family from Toronto in 1976. Here he could look outside and see wild turkeys, birds, deer, and a friendly rabbit he named “Stew”. He cut wood for the stove, ate vegetables from his gardens, skied on his own trails, and caught fish off the rock. Oh, and he cut grass. Lots and lots of grass. There were important rituals, too, like his Wednesday “dump date” with Mom - a run to the dump followed by a cup of coffee together - and Friday fish and chip dinners and Sunday breakfasts with friends at the Gateway restaurant in Tweed. That he felt comfortable enough to ask his neighbours for help showed how much he trusted and appreciated them. Sitting on his deck with a cup of tea, looking over the river and watching his grandchildren run free around the property, he knew that, with the possible exception of his beloved Kawartha Kavaliers Drum Corps, nothing else on earth could make him happier. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and two children, Cal (Gloria) of Kingston, and Lisa of Victoria, B.C. Together with his four grandchildren, they were his greatest pride. We will miss his grumpy sarcasm and dry humour, but most especially his wisdom, which will always help guide us.  He often used a signature line when saying good-bye. “Have a care.” It was his own little way of conveying his love to the people around him. So, Dad, from all of those people you touched, let us say back to you, “Have a care.”  A celebration of life will take place on Sunday October 1st starting at 12:30 P.M. at the Actinolite Community Hall, 20 Bridgewater Road, Actinolite, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, we would welcome donations to the Scott Mission of Toronto, or a local food bank in Jim's name.
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HAUSER:  Anna Marie
It is with regret that the family of Anna Marie Hauser announce her passing, after a short illness near Bob’s Lake, Ontario on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Born Anna Marie Sobey, of Chaplin Island Road, New Brunswick, Canada, she lived a large and independent life, alternating her time between her Ontario residence and St. Pete’s, Florida.  She is pre-deceased by her husband, Clarence Hauser of Rochester, New York; parents, Henry Charles Sobey, of Maple Glen, N.B., and Annie May MacDonald, of Newcastle, N.B.; as well as several sisters and brothers.  She is survived by sisters Winnie King, of Havelock, Ont., Elva Arbeau, of Moncton, N.B., and Betty Lou Coffey, of Burlington, Ont., as well as a brother, Scotty Mac Sobey, of Cranbrook, B.C.  According to her wishes, her earthly remains were cremated, with a last resting place to be her beloved Bob’s Lake. Arrangements:  McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.

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MORGAN: Maureen
At her home, on Monday, September 18, 2017. Maureen Morgan, of Bannockburn, in her 75th year.  Daughter of the late Charles & Ethel McClen.  Wife of the late William Morgan.  Mother of Linda Morgan, Christopher Morgan, and Stephen Morgan.  Grandmother of Jada, Nolan, Emily, and Shane.  Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Madoc, Saturday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow with interment at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Madoc.  Donations made to the Children’s Foundation 1(800) 267-0570 (charitable #892996968RR0001) would be appreciated.

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STAPLEY: Ada (Irvine)
At Caressant Care Long Term Care Facility, Marmora, on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Ada Stapley (Irvine), of Stirling, in her 97th year.  Daughter of the late Thomas & Minnie Sine.  Wife of the late Charles Stapley (1968), and James Irvine (2001).  Mother of Marilyn (James) Teertstra, Sandra (John) Sharp, and Gary Stapley.  Stepmother of the Irvine children; Carol, Mary, Nancy, Jimmy, and the late Barb.  Grandmother of Tammy, Jamie, Jeff, Jeremy, Trevor, and Chad.  Great grandmother to 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Aletha McIntyre, Sybil Jones, Mildred Grills, Viola Stapley, her twin sister Annie Grills, and brother George Sine.   Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, on Thursday, September 21 from 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.  where service will take place at 1:00 p.m.  Interment Eggleton-Clarke Cemetery, Stirling following the reception.  Donations made to Caressant Care Long Term Care Facility would be appreciated.

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LONG:  Harold Edmund “Harry”
At his residence in Belleville, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, with his loving family by his side.  Harold Long, former long-time resident of Tweed, in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of the late Dianne Moore  & wife of 27 years Shirley Gordanier.  Loving father of Sue Long (Judy O’Brien), Judy Morrow (Jeff) & stepfather of Phil & Gail Gordanier & Sally & Grant Gilroy.  Proud grandfather of Tristin, Tabitha & Kaitlyn.  Dear brother of Jim Long (Lillian).  “Harry” will be fondly remembered by all of his nieces, nephews & extended family & friends.  Cremation.  Arrangements: McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed.  A private family interment will take place.  The family would welcome friends to join them in remembering “Harry” in the basement of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Tweed on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.  Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in “Harry’s” memory would be greatly appreciated.

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ROYCE:  Arden Delmer
Passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 in his 79th year.  Beloved husband of Sharron Royce.  Loved stepfather of Kellie Townson & Timothy Spence (Grazia).  Dearly loved brother of Margo Royce.  Grandfather of Holly, Sarah, Abbey, Carley, Corinne & Paola.  Predeceased by his parents Ruby and Oliver Royce, brother Dale and niece Shanty Royce-DeRiger.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements:  McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.  A graveside service will be held at White Lake Cemetery, near Arnprior, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  Arden's family are grateful to all the caregivers at Caressant Care, Marmora, for the compassionate care and lively banter that put a smile on his face.  Arden was a devoted Blue Jays fan, an avid Beagle lover, and very proud of his "fighting Irish" roots.  Donations to Fixed Fur Life or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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