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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. 
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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.
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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. 

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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.

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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
Farnham, UK.  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.
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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.

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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) or www.mcconnellfuneralhome.ca
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