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Archived Death Notices

COONEY:  Perry Reginald
At Quinte Health Care North Hastings, on Monday, May 13, 2019.  Perry Cooney, of Gilmour, in his 92nd year.  Husband of the late Aileen (McIntyre) Cooney.  Father of Joan (Don) Tripp and the late Laverne (Karlene) and Reginald.  Grandfather of Kirk (Paulette), Michele (Steve), Mark (Kathy), Aleatha, Bryan (Kim) and David (Nancy).  Great grandfather of Teal, Madison, Mitchel, Sydney, Makenzy, Riley, Alex, Zoe and Noah.  Great great grandfather of Tripp.  Brother of the late Norman (Ruby) and Aaron (Peggy) Cooney.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 12 Noon on Wednesday, May 15 with funeral service at 2:00 p.m.  Cremation.  Donations:  Heart and Stroke Foundation.


MENZAK: Marion
Peacefully at Quinte Health Care, Belleville General Hospital, on Thursday, May 2, 2019.  Marion Menzak, of Montreal Quebec, London Ontario, and Tweed Ontario, in her 96th year.  Born January 18, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.  Marion was a prolific artist in watercolour, clay sculpturing, an accomplished pianist and world traveller. Thru her life journey she always had a “Nothing Book” in which she would sketch/ draw/paint the memories of her travels and visits, always accompanied with a quote from a famous worldly person.  Wife of the late Samuel Alexander Menzak.  Mother of Evalynne Menzak Butts, Donna Lawrie (Brad) Storey. Grandmother of Kyle (Jen) Storey, Kendra (Krasen) Nicole Chervencova, Alexandra Menzak Butts and Samantha Jean (Dave) Butts. Great grandmother of Conner Storey, Luke Storey and Chancellor Chervenkov.  Sister of Barbara Thomas of London, ON and many nieces and nephews.  A private service will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec.


REDCLIFFE:  Gordon Robert
At Quinte Gardens, Belleville, on Monday, May 6, 2019.  Gordon Redcliffe, formerly of Trenton, in his 100th year.  Gordon served in the 408 Squadron R.C.A.F. from 1942-1945, in England, where he met his wife Winifred.  Son of the late Robert and Edna Redcliffe.  Husband of the late Winifred (Spindloe) Redcliffe.  Father of Raymond (Pattie), Sudbury; David (Doreen), Eldorado; Rhonda (Christopher) Cruikshank, Trenton; and Carolynne (Joe).  Grandfather of Jeff, Kelly, Michael, Mark, James and Kate.  Loved by his many great grandchildren.  Brother of Mabel Graham, Belleville. Predeceased by siblings Lorne (Ruth) Redcliffe, Olive (Stewart) McGowan, and Helen Redcliffe.
  We wish to thank the Assisted Living Floor of Quinte Gardens for their love and care during Dad’s time living there.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 6-8 p.m. Monday.  Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation.  Donations to Madoc Wesleyan and Free Methodist Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.


LAKE:  Marie Elizabeth
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Quinte Health Care Belleville General, on Sunday, May 5, 2019.  Marie Lake, of Madoc, in her 69th year.  Daughter of the late Everett and Ruth Lake.  Mother of Terry Rose (Sherry), Danny Rose and Christopher Rose, all of Madoc.  Grandmother of Kyle, Alyssa, Cole and Logan.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 10.  Donations:  Heart of Hastings Hospice.

VILNEFF:  Percy Walter

At his home in Tweed on Friday, May 3, 2019 in his 82nd year.  Predeceased by his parents Helen Moon & Walter Vilneff.  Husband of 59 years to his beloved wife Lottie.  Dear brother of Randy, Jimmy, Angela & Tommy & their families.  Cremation has taken place.  As per Percy's request, there will be no visitation or service.

LYNCH: Yola Yvonne (nee: Johnston)
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Yola Lynch, of Havelock, in her 80th year.   Daughter of the late David & Clara Johnston.  Beloved wife of Keith Lynch.  Mother of Rick (Cheryl) Lynch, John (Rebecca) Lynch, Jeff (Kaari) Lynch, Keitha (Scott) Cummings.  Grandmother of Nicole, Eric, Emily, Claire, Carter, Ayla, DJ, and Sydney.  Sister of the late Don Johnston.  The family would like to thank the staff at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, for their compassionate care during Yola’s stay with them.  Cremation has taken place.  An interment will take place at Marmora Common Cemetery later in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, a Mass card for Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Marmora, or a donation to The Lung Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


BAKER:  Donna Margaret
At her home, on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Donna Baker, of Marmora, in her 45th year.  Daughter of Joanne Baker and Morley Whiteman.  Wife of Mark Whiteman.  Mother of Kimberley Coe (Luke), Marmora.  Grandmother of Hailie, Chelsea, Bentley and Mason.  Sister of Tara Stewart (Steven), Tanya Woods (Kenneth), Kathy, Lisa and Christine Whiteman.  Loved by her many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora. Cremation.


MESSACAR: James Grant
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Sunday, April 21, 2019.  James Messacar, of Marmora, in his 84th year.  Son of the late Howard & Stella Messacar.  Father of Jim (Heather) Messacar, of Madoc.  Brother of Fred Messacar, of Brampton.  Uncle to John (Kim) Messacar, Scott (Linda) Messacar, and Brenda (Jess) Scorcia.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.


TIBBLE:  Edna Mary (nee: Fry)
At Countryview Care Retirement Home, Godfrey, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Edna Tibble, of Fernleigh, in her 95th year.  Wife of the late Sidney Tibble.  Daughter of the late George & Winifred Bateman of 
FarnhamUK.  Stepmother of the late Bill Tibble, Joyce MacKenzie, and Marlene Whitcroft.  Grandmother of Phil, Linda, Bill, Rick, Jolene, Rob, Larry, Linda, Wally, Jerry, and Susan.  Great grandmother and great great grandmother to many.  Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, on Wednesday, April 24 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. with a funeral service taking place in the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. Donations: The Alzheimer Society.

DOPKING: Lois Edith
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Lois (Switzer), of Marmora, in her 53rd year.  Daughter of Remona and the late Gerald Switzer.  Wife of Ron.  Mother of Amy (David) Russel, Marmora; Julie, Christopher and Steven, at home.  Sister of Pauline Switzer, Kingston and the late Kenneth.  Grandmother of Abigail, Elizabeth & Olivia.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Marmora Pentecostal Church where funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m.   Spring Interment.  Donations: Campbellford Memorial Hospital or Emmanuel Christian Academy.

 YOUNG: Gary Carlton (Chubb)
Peacefully and with his loving family by his side, Gary passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Belleville General Hospital, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Gary is predeceased by his wife of 50 years Alberta Lottie (Thompson), mother Margaret Leary, step-father Allan Leary, father Archibald Young, brother Leon Young and sister Wanita Young.  Dear father to his children Michael (Cheryl), Brad (Elizabeth), Christine (Wil), Steven (Noam) and Jeffrey (Ann-Marie). Loving Grandfather to Joel (Caroline), Jennifer (Quan), Kyle (Catherine), Mark, Jessica (Cody), Kayla (Richard) Kiefer (Kaitlyn), Benjamin (Katie), Samuel, Emma, Yarden, Aviv, Joe and Jacob. Gary also had four great Grand-children, Breccan, Huxley, Kali and Shepard.  Gary will also be sadly missed by his wife Pat Thomas, whom he met after the death of his Alberta in 2009. Pat helped fill a huge void in his life as his partner, best friend and travelling companion. The pairing of Gary and Pat was exactly what they both needed and the two of them were always seen together around town and rarely in idle mode. With Pat being a professional PSW and Gary recently taking ill, she was a dynamo of energy and expertise with Gary’s appointments with love and care till his last breath. Gary will also be missed by Pat’s family, her son’s Barrie and Darren and grand-children Maegan, Noah, Sam and Rhiannon.   A special mention to Gary’s oldest son Michael and daughter-in-law Cheryl for the many hours of help, driving and support through the difficult time of Gary’s illness.  Gary was born on May 30, 1939, in his parent’s house in Napanee. After his education Gary worked at a variety of jobs in the area with the bulk of his career in dispatching within the transport industry, as well as roles of terminal managers. Gary then semi-retired and made a major career to working for Alberta’s “Burt’s Bakery of Tweed” until full retirement in 2007.  Gary cherished his family, friends and enjoyed traditional country music. He was a “monster amateur golfer” and was a force to be reckoned with even in his last season 2018. He made many friends through the sport. Music was always a major presence in the Young household, with Gary teaching his kid’s guitar, hosting jam sessions and eventually “The Young Family Band” was born. The Young Family band has performed country and bluegrass music far and wide with four music CD’s to Gary’s credit, and has had years of fundraising jamborees for local organizations in excess of $30,000!  At Gary’s request, a private family service will be held. A celebration of life for Gary is planned for Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Stoco Hall. For more information, look for updates at www.theyoungfamilyband.com .  In the spirit of the Young family’s tradition of giving back to the community, donations to either The Gateway Community Jazz Ensemble or The Tweed and Area Arts Council would be appreciated and may be made through the assistance of McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed (613-478-3535)


BLACKBURN:  Dorothy May
At Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, on Friday, April 19, 2019.  Dorothy (Kellar) Blackburn, of Madoc, in her 86th year.  Wife of the late John Blackburn.  Mother of Barton Blackburn, Madoc, Darlene Blackburn, Madoc, and Barbara Duncan (David), Maple.  Grandmother of MacKenzie.  Sister-in-law of Joy Hannah.  A private family graveside service will take place at Eldorado Cemetery.  Donations:  Heart of Hastings Hospice.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.


McBEATH:  Duncan
Born July 5, 1935 and passed away on April 20, 2019, in his 84th year.  Son of the late William McBeath and Olive Edna Jarvis.  Duncan was predeceased by his beloved wife Jean (nee Post) McBeath (2017), sisters Marjorie Payton and Jean Briggs and daughter Darlene Ann Rollins (2018).  Cherished by children, Bill (Anne Marie), Ron (Tammi), Linda (Duane Davis) and Doug (Beth) McBeath; son-in-law Rodney Rollins; grandchildren, Brennan (Emma) and Kirstie Rollins, Mandi McBeath, Jenni Kay (Jesse) Dimick and Duncan Jr. (Colin) McBeath, Kendall (Ben) Lee and Brandon McBeath, and Jarrod Moore; step-grandchildren, Jason (Colby) Curlette, and Jamie (Emily) and Jordon (Sarah) Haggerty; great grandchildren, Michaela, MacKenzie and Mya Rollins; step-great grandchildren, Colson and Haylen Curlette and Amelia Haggerty.  Duncan was raised on the family farm that McBeath’s settled on when immigrating from Scotland in 1837.  As a career truck driver, Duncan drove for Ernie Lough, Bate Tanner, T.P.T. and Route Canada (CN), retiring in 1988 after 34 years.  Keeping with Duncan’s wishes, there will be a private family service.  If desired, memorial donations to O’Hara Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.


FRANCIS:  Sharon Elaine
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Francis, 73, at Quinte Health Care Belleville General, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.  Loving daughter of the late Ethel (McCann) and Douglas Francis. Cherished mother of Ryan Francis (Teresa), Madoc.  Dearly missed by sister Gail Reid (John), Madoc.  Proud gramma of Madison and Ethan Francis, Belleville.  Loved by Lisa Meehan and Bree Lutz, Belleville.  Cremation.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 28 at Ivanhoe Hall on Hwy 62.  Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with service to follow at 2:00 p.m.  Donations to Quinte Health Care Belleville General or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.


MEEKS: Margaret Jean Bernice (nee: Horne)
At Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook, on Monday, April 15, 2019.  Jean Meeks, of Northbrook, in her 81st year.  Daughter of the late Albert & Kathleen Horne.  Wife of the late Albert Meeks.  Mother of Cathy (Bill) Rahm, Linda (Larry) Knox, Dorothy Knox, Karen (Gary) Bridger, Bert (Edna) Meeks, Bonnie (Ross) Cooper, Doug (Lori) Meeks, and Mike (Holly) Meeks.  Grandmother to 16 and great grandmother to 8.  Sister of Ken (late Mary) Horne, Arnold (Linda) Horne, Maureen (late Ron) Twilliger, and Eleanor (Otto) Sargent.  Predeceased by her siblings Betty (Harry) Meeks, Donna Horne, Archie Horne, Jack Horne, Winston Horne, Bert Horne, brother-in-law Frank (Eleanor) Meeks, sons-in-law Bernie Boegel and Jim Knox, and her granddaughter Melissa Meeks.  Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, on Thursday, April 18, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with funeral service at 1:00 p.m.  Spring Interment Dempsey Cemetery.  Donations to the Land O' Lakes Northbrook Food Bank or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

McCANN: Roberta Jean
At Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook, on Thursday April 11, 2019.  Jean (Bishop) formerly of Malone in her 90th year.  Wife of the late Garnet McCann.  Daughter of the late William & Edith (Bowan) Bishop.  Sister of Helen (Don) Yearwood, Cloyne.  Loved by her several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 1-3 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 where a funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m.  Spring Interment Zion Cemetery.  Donations: Pine Meadow Nursing Home or Alzheimer Society.

BRACKEN: Mary "Linda" Lou
April 6th, 2019 in her 72nd year, Mary (Linda-Lou) Bracken passed away, in the home built by her beloved Ken; their dream home, which she cherished since his passing in 2016. Beloved daughter of Bob and Marion Gawley, predeceased by the love of her life, Ken Bracken. Mother of Kirk (Kathryn) Williamson, Grand Forks B.C.; Troy (Kerry) Williamson, Christine (Kissy) (Eric) Spencer all of Marmora. Step-Mother of Kenny Bracken, Christine (Matt)  Cuddy, Marmora.   Sister of Judy Dwyer, Marmora;  Larry (Diane) Gawley, Madoc; predeceased by Sister Janet Gawley and Roxanne (Charles) Aipia. Lovingly remembered by her 14 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Linda was a caregiver, to all.  She began this role early as the oldest of 5 kids; all 5 of them born in 3 years 9 months. She continued on as an advocate and champion for all those vulnerable and in need. Her greatest joy was identifying a need, developing a plan and seeing it through. She retired from her role as Manager of the Campbellford Memorial MultiCare lodge to care for her mother. Although she retired from her career, she continued with many passions. She served on the Marmora and Lake Municipal Council for 16 years; a role she cherished. She served as an Ontario Public Appointee; nine years on the College of Nurses and the remaining five on the College of Pharmacists; something that gave her great satisfaction, not only the tasks but her fellow colleagues. Her devotion was to the people. She served day in and day out to increase the quality of life and safety for all, in particular for Marmora and Lake. Linda was a member of many committees and accomplished so much for our community; she would say "I want this for my kids, their kids and all the generations to come." She was one in a million, anyone who had the privilege to know her can attest to this. She was deeply faithful, a member of the Sacred Heart of Marmora Catholic parish and Catholics women’s league; she found comfort in her faith, it got her through most anything that challenged her. She will be remembered fondly by all. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, and  2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11.  A Mass of Christian burial will take place in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Marmora, on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Spring interment Zion Cemetery.  Donations: Sacred Heart Cemetery or the Marmora Medical Center.


HAWKINS: Gerald James
After a long battle with cancer, with his loving wife and four daughters by his side, passed peacefully in his sleep, in his 80th year, at his home in Millbridge, Ontario, on Friday, March 29, 2019. Predeceased by his parents Albert & Hettie, brothers Fredrick, William and Barry, son James Allen, and son in laws John & Anthony.  Survived by his wife Mary and daughters Catherine (Sonny), Kerry (Troy), Tracey (Dennis), Jayne (Jeffery), Wanda (Late Steve), Shelley (John), and Melodie (Mark).  Gerald was blessed with 17 grandchildren, his great granddaughter Evelyn and many nieces and nephews who he cared for dearly.  Cremation has taken place with a celebration of life to follow at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations made to The Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc would be appreciated. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.


ELMY:  Mark James William
At Quinte Health Care, Belleville on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  Mark Elmy, of Belleville, in his 59th year.  Son of the late Jack & Hazel Elmy.  Beloved husband of Leisa Malbon (Calnan), Belleville.  Loving father of Mark Elmy Jr. (Rebecca), Marlbank, Jim Malbon (Dana), Belleville, Sarah Malbon, Belleville & the late Phillip Elmy.  Grandfather of McKayla, Madison, Melanie Elmy (Marlbank) & Wyatt & Jack Malbon (Belleville). Brother of Donna Gallant (Pete), Belleville.  A graveside service & interment will take place at Zion Cemetery at a later date in the spring. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Elmy family would be appreciated.


OLIVEIRA: Leonor (nee: Do Rego)
Peacefully, at home, on Saturday, March 30, 2019.  Leonor Oliveira, of Madoc, in her 86th year.  Daughter of the late Antonio and Josephina Do Rego.  Wife of the late Antonio Oliveira.  Mother of JoAnn (Dennis) Bacon, Robert (Sharon) Oliveira, Tony Oliveira, and Sandy Oliveira.  Grandfather of Jordan, Andrew, Trevor, Alana, Connor, Alex, Skylar, and Sophie.  Sister of Estrela Fernandes, Merita Medeiros, and Joe Do Rego.  Predeceased by her siblings Antonio Do Rego and Jose Do Rego.  Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Madoc, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Spring interment Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery.  Donations made to the Heart of Hastings Hospice would be appreciated. 


PERROTT:  Mary Agnes
Passed peacefully, into the presence of her Saviour, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, in her 95th year, at Markham Stouffville Hospital.  Loving wife of the late Roy Douglas Perrott, mother of the late Samuel John Perrott, and sister of the late Blanche Pritchard of High Hill, Missouri.  Lovingly missed by children Joseph Steven (Karen) of Uxbridge, Peter James (Deirdre) of Ottawa, and Rhoda Esther Harkes (Rob) of Gunter, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  Memorial service to be held at Markham Bible Chapel, 50 Cairns Dr., Markham, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.  Light refreshments to follow the service.  The interment will be held in late spring at the Gilmour Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Mary Agnes Perrott may be sent to M.S.C. Canada (msccanada.org) or Northland Bible Camp (northlandbiblecamp.com).  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.


JULIA: Natasha Marie
At Kingston Health Sciences Centre, on Monday, February 18, 2019.  Natasha Julia, of Marmora, in her 23rd year.  Daughter of Ted & Fern Julia.  Sister of Shane (Crystal) Julia and Michelle Julia.  Auntie Tasha to Adrien, Dominique, Gage, and Reese.  Granddaughter of Christiane & Andre Julia and Helen Aitken and the late Rolly Aitken.  A Celebration of life will be held in the Marmora Community Centre (28 Victoria St., Marmora) on Saturday, March 9,  from 2–6 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Natasha to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation - ICU or Campbellford Memorial Hospital.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.

MINNS: Yvonne Pamela
At Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Yvonne (DeFreitas), of Marmora, in her 90th year.  Daughter of the late Frederick & Pearl (Nobrega) DeFreitas.  Wife of the late Charles “Harold” Minns.  Mother of Christopher (Julie), Oshawa; John, Marmora; Pauline (Steve) Davis, Belleville and the late Richard. Mother in law of Hazel, Marmora.  Grandmother of Dane, Shawna, Kelly, Andrea, Brandon & Kirsten.  Great grandmother of Natalie, Lucas, Aaron, Molly, Charlie, & Wren.  Sister of the late Marjorie, Dorothy, Monica, Malcolm, Compton & Roy.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 27.  Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Marmora, on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation.  Spring interment Beaver Creek Cemetery.  Donations: Heart of Hasting Hospice.

NORRIS:  Krista Leigh
February 10, 1979-February 17, 2019
At Quinte Health Care, Belleville, at the age of 40.  Predeceased by her father Paul Holmes & grandmother Carol Norris.  Daughter of Teresa Dunley, Marmora.  Granddaughter of Ross Norris, Havelock.  Loving mother to Summer & Autumn, Peterborough.  Sister to Ever Gray (Jerry), Deseronto, Lindsay Keller (Devin), Madoc & Jaysea Smith, Edmonton.  Loved and missed by countless nieces, nephews & cousins.  We celebrate her life Friday, February 22 from 2-4 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, with love & not sorrow.  She lived her life fiercely & loved dearly.  May she finally rest in peace and continue to watch over us.  Donations can be made to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation & the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.

PERRY: Flora Belle
Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Port Hope Extendicare, on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in her 98th year.  Daughter of the late Ernest and Ida (Wood) Lemke.  Wife of the late Victor Neil Perry.  Mother of Dan (Lois), Smiths Falls; Yvonne (Alvin) Mills, Newcastle & Gayle (Jack) Larock, Yarker.  Dearly loved by her grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren.  Sister of the late John (Gertie), Ralph (Olga), Bill (Marjorie), Oscar (Fern), Archie and Florence (Charlie) Mouck.  Cremation has taken place.  A graveside service will be held in the spring. Donations: Alzheimer Society

ERNEST:  Kenneth
In Madoc, supported by his partner Samantha Crawford.  Kenneth Ernest passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, ending a long struggle with multiple physical health issues.  Please join family and friends to celebrate his life on Saturday, March 2, at the Madoc Baptist Church (35 Seymour St., Madoc), from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Samantha (spouse) and Kenneth Jr. (son) would like to thank you for your support during this time.


McNEVIN: Bruce Gordon
On Friday, February 8, 2019. Bruce McNevin, of Madoc, in his 69th year.  Son of the late Gordon and Lorraine McNevin.  Loving husband to Sandra McNevin.  Father of Deryk McNevin and Brad (Nicole) McNevin.  Stepfather of Jennifer (Greg) Jarvis and David Woodrow.  Proud grandfather of Peyton, Zoey, Meghan, Chloe, Devin, Brayden, and Kylah.  Brother of Bill (Janice) McNevin, Sandra (Mike) Cruji, Tim McNevin, and the late Barbara McNevin and Shirley Vankoughnet.  Brother-in-law of Don Vankoughnet.  Bruce will be sadly missed by all of his family, friends, and community in which he was very involved.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23 in Trinity United Church, Madoc, at 1:00 p.m.  A celebration of life will be held following the service in the Madoc Kiwanis Center.  Donations made to the Heart of Hastings Hospice would be appreciated.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.


HOARD:  Gordon Douglas
On Friday, February 15, 2019.  Gordon Hoard, life-long resident of The Ridge and employee of Marmora and Lake Township for 30 years, in his 65th year.  Son of the late Stewart and Stella Hoard.  Husband of Marilyn (Shields) Hoard.  Father of Brad (Janice), Bancroft, Bryce (Nadine), Peterborough, and Lauraine (Michael) Post, Apsley.  Grandfather of Ashley, Gabrielle, Arianna, Grace, Trayton, Braeden and Trystan.  Brother of Shirley Nicholson, Jean Burke and the late Ronald.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at The Ridge United Church, Coe Hill, on Friday, February 22 from 11 a.m. with memorial service at 1:00 p.m.  Interment The Ridge Cemetery.  Donations:  The Ridge United Church.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.


HORTON: Mabel Irene
Went to be with her Lord, at her home in Fuller, on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Mabel (Tufts), in her 100th year.  Daughter of the late Cosmo & Edith (McCumber) Tufts.  Wife of the late Melroy Horton.  Mother of Ernie (Betty), Thomasburg; Gaylor (Mike) Yule, Thomasburg; David, Bloomfield; Doug, Fuller; Alice (Allan) Hinchcliff, Tweed and the late Carl.  Loved by her 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Sister of the late Alice (Clifford) Brown and Dorothy.  Sister-in-law of Joyce Tufts (late Ernie), Tweed ; the late Bessie (late Arthur) & the late Elizabeth (Robert) Tufts.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, where funeral service will be held on Thursday. February 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Spring Interment Victoria Cemetery, Tweed.  Donations: Ivanhoe Wesleyan Church.

LAVERGNE:  Marion Edna
At Moira Place LTC, Tweed, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.  Marion Lavergne, of Tweed, in her 99th year.   Daughter of the late Herbert & Lillian Herrington.  Beloved wife of the late Frank Lavergne.  Loving mother of Irene Masters (Tom), Audrey Corey, Roy Mouck & her late son Harvey Mouck. Mother-in-law of Shirley Mouck.  Proud grandma, great grandma & great great grandma to many grandchildren.  Survived by her sisters Ida Van Slyke & Blanche Cooney.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 12:00 p.m.  Spring Interment Victoria Cemetery.  Donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

JONES: Catherine Helen “Cathie”
At South Lake Hospital, Newmarket, on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  Cathie Jones, of Marmora, in her 71st year.  Daughter of the late Arnold Jones and Helen Jones Mantle (nee: Gaffney).  It is with great sadness that our good friend and curator of the Marmora Historical Foundation peacefully passed away and will be remembered as a great contributor to our community which, in return, filled her life with love and joy.  She will be sorely missed.  As per Cathie’s wishes, there will be no visitation.  Cremation has taken place.  Mass of Christian Burial to be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  If desired, donations may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery.

FARRELL: Douglas Lloyd
At his home in Roslin, on Friday, February 1, 2019.  Doug Farrell, Co-Owner of Farrell Farms, in his 79th year.  Son of the late Wesley & Eva (Hall) Farrell.  Husband of Margaret (Bates).  Father of Kevin & Rebecca, Roslin and Cameron & Kelly, Ingersoll.  Grandfather of Alexander, Molly & Ella.  Brother of Donald & Linda, Roslin.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 7.  Funeral service will be held in Thomasburg United Church on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception at the Moira Hall.  Spring interment Moira Cemetery.  Donations: Canadian Cancer Society, Thomasburg United Church or Center Hastings People Helping People.


REYNOLDS:  Ronald David
At his home, on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  Ron Reynolds, of Madoc, in his 85th year.  Husband of Beverly (Murray) Reynolds.  Father of Gary (Lenora), Brantford, Stephen (Valerie), Marmora and Barry, Orangeville.  Grandfather of Craig, Trisha and Matthew.  Brother of Wayne Reynolds and Barbara Reynolds.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, February 16.  Donations:  Diabetes Canada.


HICKEY: Peter Carl Frederic
At Peterborough Extendicare, on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  Peter Hickey, of Madoc, in his 77th year.  Son of the late Edgar and Isabel Hickey.  Beloved husband of Dorothy (Scrimgeour) Hickey.  Dear father of Morgan Hickey, Matthew Hickey (Amy Hunt), and Kerstin (Tom) Gilstorf.  Cherished papa of Tristan, Shannan, Kaitlyn, Hudson and Dane.  Brother of Alan Hickey.  Brother-in-law of Nan and John Weston.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Friday, February 8.  Memorial service in St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, Madoc, on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m.  Donations to Extendicare Peterborough Residents Council or St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

ELLIS: Sylvia May
At Kingston General Hospital, on Monday, January 28, 2019.  Sylvia Ellis, of Marmora, in her 73rd year.  Daughter of the late Carl & Normajean Maiorana.  Wife of Robert Ellis.  Mother of Mark (Shelly) Quick, Michael Quick, and Julie (Stacey) McMillan.  Step-mother of Sherry Lynn (Tim) Forbes, Ronny (Chrystal) Ellis, Lisa (Phillip) MacInroy.  Grandmother of Tekla, Shyla, Ronan, Nathan, Ruby-mae, Robby, Chrystopher, Carsyn, Elizabeth, and PJ.  Sister of Elaine (Tim) Cond.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place in the Marmora Free Methodist Church, 30 McGill St., Marmora, on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Donations made to the Marmora Free Methodist Church would be appreciated.


BROWN: John Wayne
Peacefully, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  Jack Brown, of Deloro in his 80th year.  Son of the late Raymond & Ruby (Speck) Brown.  Husband of the late Lois Mildred (Youmans).  Father of Debbie (Peter) Empey, Marmora; Wayne (Joyce) Brown, Marmora and Jackie Brown (Bill), Frankford. Brother of Charles (Olive) Indian River; Winston (Betty) Brown, Gananoque; & Terry (Betty) Brown, Marmora.  Sister in law of Edith Althouse.  Grandfather of Carrie, Amanda, Petey, Ashley, Pam, Mike & Melissa.  Great Grandfather of 9.  Missed by his many cousins, nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora on Wednesday, January 30, from 6-8 p.m. where funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Spring Interment Zion Cemetery.  Donations: Hastings Prince Edward Lung Association.


STEEN: Andrew
At Quinte Health Care, Belleville General Hospital, on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  Andrew Steen, of Oshawa, in his 82nd year.  Son of the late Andrew & Jane Steen.  Husband of Rose (Quinn).  Father of Debbie (Alfie) Starrett and Martin (Carole) Steen.  Grandfather of Nick, Jamie, Stephanie, and Bianca.  Great grandfather of Noah.  Predeceased by his siblings Robert, Margaret, and Billy.  Brother in law of Aileen (Jimmy) Gallagher.  Uncle to Karen and Tracey.  Great uncle to Connor, Sarah, Liam, and Daniel.  Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, on Tuesday, January 29 from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.  Cremation to follow. Donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

MARSH:  Chris Neal
At his residence in Marmora with his loving family by his side on Thursday, January, 24, 2019.  Chris Marsh in his 61st year.  Beloved husband of Sharon (Lovitt).  Loving father of Scott (Jennifer Smith), Shannon (Jesse Meldrum) & Allison.  Proud Papa of Taylor, Madison, Ryleigh, Mikaylah, Bryson, Rayden, Amber, Kayleigh “Zoey”, & the late Sophia.  Fondly remembered & sadly missed by his extended family & friends.  Cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation or service.  Donations to the Heart of Hastings Hospice would be appreciated by the family.


MOORE: Douglas William
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Monday, January 21, 2019.  Douglas Moore, of Marmora, in his 63rd year.  Son of the late Douglas and Evelyn Moore.  Husband of Elaine Moore (nee: Matheson).  Brother of Karen Moore (Gary Palfrey).  Uncle to Scott DaCambra and Mitchell Palfrey.  Friends will be received at the Marmora Pentecostal Church, on Saturday, January 26, from 11:30 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 p.m.  Cremation has taken place.  Spring interment McGillivray Cemetery, Paudash Lake.  Donations made to the Marmora Pentecostal Church would be appreciated.


THIBAULT:  Marjorie Pauline (Vilneff)
At Quinte Health Care Belleville, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  Marjorie Thibault, in her 84th year.  Devoted wife of Elmer for 65 years.  Loving mother of Barbara Rodgers (the late Tony), Pauline Lamb, Carol Thibault, Stephen Thibault, Susan Heuving (Michael), Kathy Thibault & the late Elizabeth King & her late husband Garnet.  Proud grandma of 11 grandchildren & predeceased by her grandson Roy Rodgers, 19 great grandchildren & 5 great great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Percy (Lottie), Fred (Patricia), Rick (Sue), Jimmy (Brenda), Randy, Angela, Tom (Sharon) & the late Gordon, Richard, Muriel, Donnie, Doug, Kathy, Rodney & Peter.  Survived by brother-in-law Ray Cassibo.  Fondly remembered by all of her nieces, nephews, extended family & friends. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. with funeral service to follow immediately in the chapel at 12:00 Noon.  Cremation.  Donations: Heart & Stroke Foundation.


BUSH: Robert Carl
May 4th, 1944 – January 15th, 2019  Loved and cherished by his devoted wife Doris for more than 52 years.  A kind, understanding and loving father who will be greatly missed by son Allan and wife Diana, son Colin and wife Kelley.  As Poppy /Poppa, he will be remembered always by grandchildren Rhegan and Brennan (Allan and Diana) and Madolyn and Maxwell (Colin and Kelley).  Robert loved to get the family together and all activities with his boys, more recently his grandkids and always with his adventurous wife Doris. He also loved his coffee time with the boys, his Maple Leafs, the Tweed Fire Department and having fun doing anything - waterskiing, downhill skiing, shopping, school events and attending hockey, soccer, baseball and football games. Next to his family – he loved his friends, his store and his town of Tweed.  He will be missed by all that knew him.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 where a private funeral service will take place with interment Thomasburg Cemetery Niche Wall. Donations: Thomasburg United Church, St. John's United Church or the Heart of Hastings Hospice. 

CALVERT:  Margaret Evelyn
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Marg Calvert peacefully at McQuigge Lodge on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  Predeceased by her parents Georgina & Gordon Mitts & her beloved husband Bert Calvert.  Loving mother to Nancy Brooks (George), Debbie Allum (friend Chris), John (Lydia), Cathy Moore (Wayne).  Caring Grama to Lisa Brooks (Kevin), Bobby Brooks (Melissa), Amanda Swoffers (Friend Nick), Tony Zito, Mike Calvert (Lina), Josh Calvert ( Jessica), Andy Moore (Megan), Katlin Moore (Shane).  Special Great Grama to Mike, Jack, Matthew, Wyatt Fahey; Ethan, James Brooks; Savannah, Landon Calvert; Chelsea, Corbin Calvert; Wyatt, Jacob Moore; Mila, Kenny Rashotte.  Fondly remembered by many cousins, friends & neighbours.  Special thoughts go to Don & Janet, Herb & Jennie.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  Funeral Service to follow in the Tweed Chapel at 12:00 p.m.  Spring Interment Thomasburg Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "McQuigge Lodge Residents Activity Fund."

BLEECKER: John Irvine
At Trillium Healthcare, Mississauga, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  John Bleecker, of Toronto, in his 93rd year.  Son of the late Harry & Eva (Rose) Bleecker.  Husband of the late Lorraine (Lessard).  Father of Jackie Bleecker, Cloyne and Barry Bleecker, Toronto.  Grandfather of Steven (Andrea) Moth and Daniel (Eric) Moth. Great grandfather of Nicholas & Zachary Moth.  A funeral service will take place in the spring with interment in Flinton United Church Cemetery.

CASSELMAN:  Bert
At his residence, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  Bert Casselman, of Marmora, in his 75th year.  Son of the late Russell & Minnie Casselman.  Father of Robert Ruttan.  Cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation or service.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.

ELSON: William Robert
At his home,  R.R. #4, Tweed, on Sunday, December 30, 2018.  Bill Elson, in his 74th year.  Son of the late William & Katherine (Montague) Elson.  Husband of Darlene (Holmes). Father of Matthew (Ann Vance), Tweed; Jarrett (Andria Anakons), Frankford and Dustin (Tanya Mattice-Elson), Tweed.  Grandfather of Brooke Summers (Christopher Downton), Dylan Elson, Emily Elson (Nick Goodfellow), Ali Gunning-Elson, Robyn Elson, Autumn Elson, Ella Anakons, Aleah Anakons, Wyatt Elson, Callie Elson, Hali Mattice & Jake Mattice.  Brother of Betty (Fred) Buchanan-Albert, Karyne Kelly, Debbie Palmateer, Kathy (Peter) Van Noordt & Mike Elson. Son in law of the late Lyman & Reta Holmes.  Brother in law of Wanda (David) Franks, Dennis Holmes, Glenn (Debbie) Holmes, Randy (Linda) Holmes, Vicki Holmes, Valerie (Chris) Foran,  Barb Holmes and the late Wayne Holmes, Gary Holmes, Gail & Arnold Dean.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, 


GORDON: William “Bill” Robert
At Quinte Health Care, Belleville General Hospital, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  William Gordon, of Madoc, in his 69th year.  Son of Ona and the late Robert Gordon.  Husband of Pat Gordon (nee: Power).  Father of Derek (Jenn) Gordon and Shelley Gordon (Harold McQuigge).  Grandfather of Melissa (Dwayne), Ashley (Logan), Jordan (Jasmine), Abby, Jacob, Katie, Skylar, Brayden, and Meghan.  Great grandfather of Ethan.  Brother of Bonnie (Larry) Rollins and the late Doug Gordon.  Brother-in-law of Marlene Gordon.  Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, on Tuesday, January 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Cremation has taken place.  Spring Interment Cooper Cemetery.  Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated


ROSS:  Edna “Irene”
At her home, on Thursday, December 13, 2018.  Irene (Kilpatrick) Ross, of Madoc, in her 95th year.  Wife of the late Thomas Ross.  Mother of Eric (Mary) and Susan (Gary Bonter).  Grandmother of Becky (Kevin Robbins), Colin (Amanda Fagg), Carrie (Ian Archer), Lisa (Jeremy Levere) and Ryan (Jen Cook).  Great grandmother of Macie (Nick), Hannah, Owen, Austin, Avery, Chloe, Conner and Sophie.  Sadly missed by her many friends and family.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Madoc.  Spring Interment Lakeview Cemetery.  Donations: St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Madoc.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.

WENTWORTH: Audrey Marie

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Audrey (Audree) Marie Wentworth (nee Blanchard) peacefully, on December 23, 2018, at Belleville General Hospital. Audree was born in Brantford to James Wilfrid and Nellie (Eyre) Blanchard.  If ever asked her age, Audree would reply that she ‘was the same age as her tongue, a little older than her teeth.’ As such, Audree’s wish to keep her age a secret will be respected.Audree and her older sister and only sibling, Margaret, were very close and had a happy childhood in Brantford. Audree came of age during WWII and enjoyed attending dances where she met servicemen from all walks of life - many with whom she corresponded during the war- at the Maple Leaf Club in Brantford and when visiting Port Dover and Port Stanley with her many female friends. Audree was employed as a secretary at Brantford Coach and Body prior to her marriage. Audree married Glenn Wentworth in 1948. They shared over 50 years of love and laughter, living in Brantford, Bethany, and Marmora. Their only child Richard (Rick) was born in 1950. Glenn, Audree, and Rick enjoyed 20 or so wonderful summers at their cottage on Belmont Lake.  Glenn and Audree enjoyed curling together and traveling extensively on cruises and other trips across the globe after Glenn’s retirement. A favourite destination for short train trips for Audree and Rick was Quebec City. Audree worked as a secretary for Stewart W. Allan Land Surveyors in Belleville from the early 1970s till early 1990s. She volunteered at Belleville General Hospital Auxiliary for over 25 years, until her resignation for health reasons in November 2018. 
Audree was predeceased by her parents James Wilfrid and Nellie (Eyre) Blanchard in 1970; her dear sister, Margaret (Blanchard) Johnson in 1988 and brother-in-law, Herbert Johnson in 1996; her loving nephew Stephen Johnson in 2014; her cousin and friend, Marion Walker in 2018; her beloved husband Glenn in 1999; and in 2012, her son, Richard (Rick) to whom she was devoted. 
 Audree will be very sadly missed by her loving niece Janice Johnson of Cambridge, ON and her niece-in-law, Susie (late Stephen) Johnson, of Indianapolis, IN, along with her great-nephew Brian (Elizabeth) Johnson of Indianapolis, IN and their children Christopher, Caroline and Rachel; great-nephew Glenn (Leigh Anne) Johnson of Indianapolis, IN and their children Elyse, Luke and Nick; great-niece Marni (Johnson) Steinfort (Craig) of Chicago, IL and their children Alexander and Keira; and  great-nephew Matthew Johnson (Julianna) of Nashville, TN. Also survived by cousins Joyce Haun, Dennis Daughen, niece Margaret Edmondson, nephew Dan Wentworth and their families in Ontario, along with other extended family, and many cherished friends.Audree will be remembered fondly by all who knew her for her keen intelligence, her strength of character, her determination and independent spirit, her genuine kindness towards others, her sense of humour and fun and ever-present smile, her obvious affection for and pride in family members and the value she placed on friendship.  Audree loved dogs, cats, and children - all of which were drawn to her - and she could establish a rapport and strike up a conversation with anyone. In addition to traveling and curling (which she played for over 40 years) Audree enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, and seeing new plays/musicals in Toronto, Stratford, and Cambridge. Audree loved ‘The County,’ visiting wineries - and her daily glass of red wine. Audree was truly one of a kind - from riding in rumble seats as a kid to sending emails - she amassed a wealth of life experiences and personified the notion of ‘living life to its fullest.’ Aside from the last month and a half, Audree was fortunate to have led a healthy, happy, independent life. At the end, she accepted the inevitable with characteristic dignity and grace.Per Audree's request, no viewing or funeral services will be held.  In the spring, a Celebration of Life will be held in Belleville and her ashes will be laid to rest in Paris, ON, alongside those of her husband, Glenn and her son, Rick. If desired, donations can be made to any charity of your choice. Arrangements: McConnell funeral Home, Marmora. 


TOMPKINS: Rodney Keith
At Quinte Health Care, Belleville General Hospital, on Thursday, December 27, 2018.  Rodney Tompkins, of Marmora, in his 65th year.  Son of the late Keith and Eva Tompkins.  Husband of the late Paula Tompkins.  Life long friend of Marilyn Newell.  Predeceased by his wife Christine (nee: Lockheart) and daughter Michelle (1973).  Father of Rodney Tompkins Jr., Marcy (Geoff) Moorcroft, and Michaela Tompkins.  Grandfather to Penelope and Alexis.  Brother of Debra (Bill) Howran, Wendy (Bill) Crumb, the late Craig Tompkins and the late Kim Tompkins.  Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  A Masonic Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service.  Cremation has taken place.  Spring interment Zion Cemetery.  Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


WILSON:  Betty Eleanor
A long-time resident of Coe Hill, ON.  Passed away peacefully, at Extendicare Guildwood, Scarborough, on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  Betty (Campbell) Wilson, at the age of 90.  Wife of the late Mac Wilson.  Mother of Stuart, Coe Hill; Dean, Coe Hill; and Maxine Siiman, Scarborough.  Loved by her 6 grandchildren.  Any thoughtful donations can be made to St. Andrew’s United Church, Coe Hill or Clydesdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at St. Andrew’s United Church, Coe Hill, on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Visitation at 11 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m.  Spring Interment St. Michael’s Anglican Cemetery, Coe Hill.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.


BLAKELY:  Percy Lloyd
At his home, on Friday, December 28, 2018.  Percy Blakely, of Eldorado, in his 85th year.  Son of the late Frank and Byrle Blakely.  Husband of the late Gladys (Brown) Blakely.  Father of Connie (Paul) Sager, Bev Burns (Ed Reynolds), Fred (Karen) Blakely, and Barb (Craig) Hill.  Predeceased by his infant son Jim and grandson-in-law Zack Zieleniewski .  Grandfather of Jeff (Jessica), Jason (Hailey), Ashley (Randall), Shannon (Kaelan), Amber (Mike), Austin (Samantha), and Aaron.  Great grandfather of Ethan, Sophia, Carter, Kennedy, Zoey and Blake.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Funeral service in the Madoc Chapel on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.  Spring Interment Eldorado Cemetery.  Donations to St. Andrew’s United Church, Queensborough or Heart of Hastings Hospice would be appreciated.


KURONEN:  Ivy Cynthie

At the Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Ivy Kuronen, of Marmora, passed in her 88th year.  Predeceased by her parents Kathleen & George Pratt, her husband Wilfred & her son Bill & his late wife Diane.  Loving mother of Cynthia Nixon (John), Victor, Paul, Barbara & Steven.  Proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren.  Sister of Margaret Warburton & the late Frances Howard & Roy Pratt.  A cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Marmora Pentecostal Church on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.  Donations:  Canadian Diabetes Association.

FORBES: Doris
At Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook, on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.  Doris Forbes, of Arden, in her 88th year.  Daughter of the late James and Ethel (Lucas) Forbes.  Sister of Elsie (Joe) Demarsh, Tweed;  Audrey Shannon, Kingston; Marjorie (Edward) Shorts, Napanee and the late Isobel Hearns, Percy Forbes, and Gerald Forbes.   Loved by her several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 27, where funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Bordenwood Cemetery.  Donations: Pine Meadow Family Council or Henderson U.C.W.


CAIN: Sylvia Ann
Sylvia Ann Cain, nee Bush.  Dearly loved best friend of Syd Cain, passed away peacefully, with Syd and her family by her side Monday, December 10, 2018.  Cherished mother of Cindy (Dean) Lough and Debbie (Jeff) Rivers.  Loved Grannie of Drew & Connor Rivers and furry friend Daisy.  Sylvia is survived by sisters Jennie Ellis, Margaret McMillan & Kay Olesen.  Predeceased by her parents Ray & Addie Bush, brothers Rennseller, Frank, Earle, Donald, Buddy and sisters Florence & Patricia.  Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, from 11:00 a.m. Sunday, December 30, 2018 until time of memorial service at 1:00 p.m., followed by a celebration of Sylvia's life at the White Building in Tweed.  Donations: The Tweed Festival of Trees or Alpha-one Canada the Genetic disease Sylvia was just diagnosed with.  (C.O.P.D.)


DAVIDSON:  Elmer George
Peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Elmer Davidson, of Madoc, in his 95th year.  Son of the late Bill and Zoa Davidson.  Husband of the late Lola (Lauretta Dean).  Father of Ron, Doris Smith, Wayne, Ed (Dale) and George.  Grandfather of Andrea (Dana), Christopher (Lindsay), Alan, Sandra (Jeff), Luke and Kelsey.  Great grandfather of Bryce, Keira and Owen.  Brother of the late Jim and Virginia.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29 with funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m.  Spring Interment White Lake Cemetery.  Donations:  The Kidney Foundation or the Heart of Hastings Hospice
.


CARMAN: Douglas Arthur
It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Douglas Arthur Carman, at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Friday, December 14, 2108, at age 83.  Precious husband of Jean Heather (Davidson) Carman.  Loving father of Brian (Sandra), Arden; Debbie (Andrew) Binger, Port Perry; Wayne (Rhonda), Marmora; Clarence, Marmora; Lori Ann McGee (Paul), Peterborough & Glen (Janice), Havelock.  Cherished grandpa of Shane, Joshua, Ryan, Brittany, Ashley, David, Kyle and Kelsey.  Great grandfather of Carson, Jaxton, Jorja, Jude & Jonathon.   Brother of Joyce, Ray (Judy), Wilbert (Cleo) Fay (Tim), Thelma (Joe), and the late Leonard.  Brother-in-law of Francis Turner, Marj Blakely and Rose Davidson.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 where funeral service will take place on Thursday, December 20, at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation.  Donations: Campbellford Memorial Hospital or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

EMBURY:  Marion Elizabeth
It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Marion Elizabeth Embury, on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Moira Place, Tweed, Ontario.  She was born June 14, 1928, the youngest daughter of the late Lizzie (Bailey) and Bruce Clifton Embury of Madoc.  She was a member of the Madoc Trinity United Church.  She had a career working in the billing office of the Belleville Public Utilities Commission.  Like most women of her generation, life revolved around work, church, friends and family and a strong sense of duty.  She was predeceased by her parents, an older brother, Elmer Embury and a sister Lillian (Kelvin) Morrison.  She is survived by her loving twin sisters, Vera (Tweed) and Verna (Lindsay), nieces, Judith (Dennis) Laffan, Jean (Randy) Barre, Nancy (David) Roach and nephew, Gordon Morrison, numerous great nieces and great great nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, with funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.  Spring Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Madoc.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Madoc Trinity United Church would be appreciated.

WEBBER: Michael Edward
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Edward Webber, on November 21, 2018. Predeceased by his parents Hedley & Margaret (Passmore) Webber.  Loving husband of Nancy (nee Jones) and cherished father of Kim (Ernie), Michael (Jennifer), Adam (Dina) and Alana (Ivan). Devoted grandfather of Shannon, Matthew, Ella, Leah and Brielle and great grandfather of Rylee. Michael is survived by his brother George (the late Donna) and his sister Frances (Ron). Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Michael loved his many dogs over the years, was a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and was happily retired in the community of Tweed. Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  with a memorial service to immediately follow in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Michael’s family would appreciate donations to the ALS Society of Canada, a cause that was close to Michael’s heart.

CASSALMAN: Eleanor Mary Lamoine
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  Lamoine (Fluke), of Marmora, in her 67th year.  Daughter of the late Henry & Helen (Inkster) Fluke.  Wife of Melvin Cassalman.  Mother of Jody & Vanessa Cassalman, Trenton.  Grandmother of Nathan, Ryan & Zackary.  Sister of Milton, Ernie and Allan Fluke. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will take place in St. Andrew’s United Church, Marmora, on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  Donations: Campbellford Memorial Hospital.

RAMSAY: Barbara Ella (nee: Wilson)
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Barbara Ramsay, of Marmora, in her 83rd year.  Daughter of the late Henry and Emily Wilson.  Wife of the late Delmar Ramsay.  Mother of Kathy (Bob) Paranuik, Sharon (John) Edgcumbe, Steve (Bonnie) Ramsay, Jeff Ramsay, and the late Brenda and Barbara.  Grandmother and great-grandmother to many.  Predeceased by her siblings Irene, Alice, Doris, and Mary.  Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral home, Marmora, on Thursday, November 22, from 2 – 4 p.m.  A graveside service will take place in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery, Queensborough.  Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

LEGER: Ronald Clorice
At Quinte Healthcare Belleville General Hospital, on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Ron Leger, of Thomasburg, in his 88th year.  Son of the late Clorice & Florence (Brun) Leger.  Husband of Loretta (Sharbot).  Father of Darcy Kemp, AB; Michael Leger, Welland; Leanna Page, St. Catharines; Andrew Leger, Welland.  Stepfather of Dianne Dombroskie, Barrie's Bay; Edward Dombroskie, Barwick; Angel Phillip-Leger, Thomasburg.  Brother of Lucette Leger, Eva Dalbeck, Gloria Smart, Raymone Leger, Marlene Leger and the late Phillis Leger.  Loved by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed from 2-4 & 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2018 where a Royal Canadian Legion Br. 428, Tweed Service will take place at 7:30 p.m.  Cremation.  Donations: Tweed Legion. 


LALONDE:  Michael Ross

At Ottawa Heart Institute, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Michael LaLonde of Pembroke, in his 55th year.  Son of Lana (Woodbeck) LaLonde, Madoc.  Brother of Julie Rogers.  Nephew of Gary Woodbeck (Judy).  Remembered by cousins, Jeff, Paul and Joanne.  Cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation or service.  Donations:  Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.

NOBLE: Clifford Henry WWII RCN Veteran, DEMS
At Quinte Health Care, Belleville General Hospital, on Friday, July 20, 2018. Clifford Noble, of Toronto, Madoc and Weslemkoon Lake, in his 94th year. Son of the late Glenn and Alma Noble. Husband of Barbara Jean (nee: Nicol). Father of Laurie Noble (Bill Riffle) and the late Scott Noble (Catherine Grant). Grandfather of Anna and Roslyn. Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, on Friday, November 23rd, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. with a memorial service taking place at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations made to the Heart of Hastings Hospice would be appreciated.


COLE:  James Douglas “Jim"
At his residence in Tweed, with his loving family by his side, on Friday, November 16, 2018.  Jim Cole, in his 76th year.  Son of the late George Cole & Hazel Rivers (Cole).  Stepson of the late Maurice Rivers. Husband of 56 years to his beloved wife Mary Jane (Spratt).  Loving father of Jacqueline (John Lanay), Jamie MacMunn (Jeff), James M.G. (Theresa Pym).  Proud grandfather of 7 grandchildren & 1 great granddaughter.  Dear brother of Marlene Shankland (Leigh) & the late Richard in infancy.  Cherished uncle to 2 nephews.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Cremation to follow.  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Donations to the Tweed Food Bank or the Tweed Heritage Centre would be appreciated.


MUMBY: William
Peacefully, with the love of family and friends, at the Heart of 
Hastings Hospice, Madoc, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Bill Mumby, of Marmora, in his 93rd year.  Son of the late Wilbert and Alice Mumby (Occleston).  Beloved husband of the late Vera Mumby (Hegadoren). Predeceased by siblings Hilda Thompson (late Lloyd), Marion Carnrike (late Melvin), Phyllis Young (late Borden), John Mumby and Alan Mumby (late Lucy).  Survived by sister in law Beverley Mumby (late John) and brother in law Russell (Audrey) Hegadoren.  Loving uncle to numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews of both the Hegadoren and Mumby family trees.  Bill was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Marmora and a proud veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces having enlisted and served our country during WWII.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st,  funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Marmora. Donations: Heart of Hastings Hospice or St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Marmora.

LYNCH: Eleanor Marie
At Peterborough Regional Healthcare, Peterborough, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Eleanor (Amyotte), of Deloro, in her 80th year.  Daughter of the late Joseph & Elizabeth (Murphy) Amyotte.  Wife of Douglas Lynch.  Mother of Vickie (Dale) Clemens, Marmora; Brian (Lori) Lynch, Frankford; Linda (Rob) Somverville, Marmora; Sharon (Bill) Dunk, Peterborough; Anita (Andre) Vallee, Ottawa and Shelley (Brent) Enman, Scarborough.  Grandmother of Christian, Jason, Natasha, Amy, Sarah, Mark, John, Margaret, Peter, Brian, Douglas, Christine, Paul, Sonya, John M., Amanda, Bianca, Clarissa, Ashley & Kobe.  Great grandmother of Hailey, Jada, Tristen, Bella, Caiden, Serenne and Cristiano.  Sister of the late Joey Amyotte.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 16.  Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Marmora, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  Spring Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Donations: C.W.L. or the Canadian Diabetes Association.


KELLY: Joan Frances
At Bridge Street Retirement Home, Belleville, on Monday, November 12, 2018.  Joan Kelly, of Belleville, in her 92nd year.  Life member of the Ivanhoe Wesleyan-Standard Church.   Daughter of the late Frank & Anora (Howard) Kelly.  Sister of the late Minnie Turcotte, Alma Moore, Hazel Moore, Jean Theuerkauf, Dorothy Foster and Mark Kelly.  Loved by her many nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, from 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 17, 2018 until time of service at 1:00 p.m.  Interment White Lake Cemetery.  Donations: Heart & Stroke Foundation.


HAWLEY: Wesley Roy
At Moira Place L.T.C. Tweed, on Monday, November 5, 2018.  Wes Hawley, formerly of Roslin and Northbrook, in his 87th year.  Son of the late James & Susan (Thomson) Hawley.  Husband of the late Doris (Boomhower), Gladys (Lloyd) and Margaret (Colden).  Father of Linda (Marcello) Sigismondo, Northbrook; Sam (Bonnie) Hawley, Northbrook; Dale Vanness, Kaladar; Darlene Dacuk, Northbrook; Trevor Hawley, Pennsylvania & Steve (Rae) Hawley, Delaware. Loved by his many step children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed from 12:00 noon Thursday, November 8, 2018 until time of service at 2:00 p.m.  Cremation.  Interment  Dempsey Cemetery.  Donations: Alzheimer Society. 


AYLESWORTH:  Glenn Garfield
Suddenly, on Monday, November 5, 2018.  Glenn Aylesworth, of Madoc, in his 63rd year.  Son of the late Garfield and Jean Aylesworth.  Brother of Harry (Judy) Aylesworth of Marmora; Wendy Danford of Belleville, and the late Jean McDonald and Cherylene Aylesworth.  Brother-in-law of Steve McDonald.  Uncle to Lynne, Doug, Teri-Ann, Brad, Tanner, Cameron, Jaylynn, Ryker, and Addie.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, on Monday, November 12 from 11 a.m. with memorial service to follow at 1:00 p.m.  Interment White Lake Cemetery.  Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


BARRONS: Audrey “Eileen”
At Quinte Healthcare, Belleville General, on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  Eileen (Young), of Springbrook, in her 85th year.  Daughter of the late George & Beatrice (Webber) Young.  Wife of the late Robert John Barrons.  Mother of Valerie (Bill) Douglas, Springbrook; Cathy (Mark) Fluke, Marmora; John (Melissa), Trenton; James (Patricia), Belleville and the late Sheila.  Grandmother of Ryan, Brad, Kyle, Kelsey, Max, Shawn & Shannon.  Great Grandmother of Jordyn, Evan & Addison.  Sister of Bernice Cox, Marmora; Doug Young, Peterborough and the late Frank, Joseph, Josephine & Blanche Mumby.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m.  Interment Mont Nebo Cemetery.  Donations: Mont Nebo Cemetery or Canadian Cancer Society.


MCCOY:  Shirley Joyce
At Quinte Health Care Belleville General, on Friday, November 2, 2018.  Shirley (Pigden) McCoy, of Madoc Twp., in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Lynn McCoy.  Mother of Lynda, Brent and Doug.  Grandmother of Brandon.  The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 12 Noon on Wednesday, November 7 with funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.  Interment Cooper Cemetery.  A reception will follow at the Cooper School.  Donations: St. Andrew’s United Church, Queensborough.