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Death Notices

CRITCH:  Edna May
At Quinte Health Care
Belleville, on Saturday, July 31, 2021.  Edna (Sargent) Critch, in her 82nd year.  Daughter of the late Jack and Alice (Rogers) Sargent.  Mother of Rosemary, Susan, Norma, Russell and the late Maurice Critch.  Proud grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Cremation has taken place.  Graveside Service at Actinolite Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
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LAFFERTY:  Patrick “Kieran”
At Quinte Health Care, Bancroft, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.  Kieran Lafferty, of Coe Hill, in his 73rd year.  Son of the late Jack and Mary Lafferty.  Loving father of Charmaine Lafferty (the late Kevin Poirier), Jason Lafferty, Starleigh Campbell (Sean) and the late Karry Morris.  Proud grandfather of Jade Poirier, Tristan Poirier, Kevin Poirier, Jaydan Lafferty, Emma Campbell, Gracie Campbell, Taylor Campbell, Lincoln Campbell, Shyanne Morris, Max Morris and Sam Morris.  Brother of Adrian (Linda), Anthony (Carol) and the late Teresa and late Mary Rose.  Cremation has taken place.  A private family memorial service will take place at
St. Andrew’s United Church, Coe Hill on Saturday, July 31, 2021.  Interment will follow at Clydesdale Cemetery at approximately 2:30p.m. Friends are invited to join the family at the cemetery for a public committal service followed by a gathering at the family home.  If desired, donations to the Clydesdale Cemetery would be appreciated. Arrangements:  McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
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CUDDY: James Wesley
Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, July 22, 2021, Jim Cuddy, of Marmora, in his 77th year.  Son of the late Wesley & Olive (McGarvey) Cuddy.  Husband of Suzan (Cox).  Father of Matthew (Christine) Cuddy, Marmora; Diana Coyne, Belleville & David Cuddy, Trenton.  Grandfather of Lucas James & Wesley Matthew.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at the Marmora Legion on Saturday September 4, 2021 from 12-4.  Lunch will be provided. Donations: Marmora Pentecostal Church.  
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At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Thursday, July 22, 2021.Jean Smith, formerly of
Belleville, in her 96th year.  Daughter of the late Frank & Bertha (Carter) Morgan.  Mother of Andrew Artindale, Sudbury and Avril O’Brien, Belleville and the late Anthony Artindale.  Grandmother of Kimberly, Christina, Melitta, Aaron, AJ and Brendon.  Loved by her several Great Grandchildren.  Cremation has taken place.  
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EMBURY:  Vera Lucille
A gentle soul has passed from this life.  Vera Lucille Embury died peacefully, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at
Hastings Manor, Belleville, in her 96th year.  Vera was born March 11, 1926, in Madoc, Ontario, to Lizzie (Bailey) Embury and Bruce Clifton Embury, of Madoc.  Vera lived most of her life in the family home in which she was born.  She was a faithful member of Madoc Trinity United Church, where she enjoyed many years of teaching Sunday School.  Vera dedicated her life to family service, working in the family business, helping on the family farm, helping her sister with children and helping her mother, to whom she was completely devoted.  Vera was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been predeceased by her parents, brother Elmer, and sisters Lillian (Kelvin) Morrison, Marion and twin sister Verna.  Vera is survived by nieces Judith (Dennis) Laffan, Jean (Randy) Barre, Nancy (David) Roach and nephew Gordon Morrison.  She also leaves behind great nieces and nephews and a great great niece and two great great nephews.  A heartfelt thank you to the staff of caregivers at Hastings Manor, especially those on the Birch Villa unit, for exemplary care given during Vera’s residency there.  “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  (Psalm 23)  Vera lived her life in a firm belief of this expression of Christian faith.  She is now reunited with her family.  Cremation has taken place, as per her wishes.  There will be a private interment service at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.  Donations to Madoc Trinity United Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
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BELSHER:  Evelyn May (nee Wallis)
Evelyn May Belsher, passed away at home July 16, 2021. She was born May 1, 1929 in
Winnipeg, Manitoba to Jack and May Wallis. She married her ‘soulmate’, Selwyn Perley Belsher in July, 1950, who preceded her in death in 1997. After 11 years in Winnipeg, Selwyn and Evelyn moved their family to Toronto, where they lived for the next 11 years, 2 years in Kingston and then in Toronto until the present. Evelyn’s life was a living example of love in action. She was a true partner in marriage, a devoted mother, Nana and great grandma (Gigi) and a compassionate and caring friend. Evelyn’s faith in God motivated every aspect of her public and personal life. She said, ‘It’s never been a mistake to follow Jesus’!  Evelyn used her considerable talents to serve others and to demonstrate God’s love. She and Selwyn worked tirelessly to help begin and further the work of the Kingsview Free Methodist Church in Etobicoke. Evelyn taught Sunday School and bible study classes, played the piano and organ and sang in the choir, as well as participating in various committees that served the Kingsview community. Her large extended family and her friends will attest to her amazing culinary skills and her extraordinary gift of gracious and loving hospitality. The Sunday dinner table at the Belsher household was often crammed with 20 people with ‘overflow’ in the kitchen!  Her hands were rarely idle as she was also an accomplished seamstress, needle worker and floral designer. Evelyn was responsible for countless wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and floral centrepieces, to just mention a few.  She was an avid reader and conversationalist, especially regarding history, politics and the Bible. Her opinions were sought after and she was often used as ‘typist’ and proof reader for her childrens’ many essays and final papers!  Evelyn is survived by her children Caroline (Richard) Smith, Geoffrey (Nancy) Belsher, Heather (Paul) Hogeboom, Melanie (Ralph) Moulton, and Jacqueline (Philip) Murray.  Grandchildren Allyson, Nathan (Josie), Matt (Nicole), Graydon, Delaney, Gregory (Megan), Jessica, Sarah (Andrew), Daniel (Emily), Adam (Jasmine), Meagan (Noah), Emilie (Spencer), Duncan (Desiree), Liam, Joshua, the late Jack, and her 11 Great grandchildren.  Sisters Dorothy (Gary) Robson and Jean (Hulan) Fleming.  Sister-in-law Ruth (late Ross) Belsher.  Caregiver and friend of 30 years, Ursula “Sol” Orale.  The family will receive friends at the Kingsview Free Methodist Church, 15 Kingsview Blvd., Etobicoke, on Wednesday, July 22 from 5-9 p.m.  Funeral service in the church on Thursday, July 22 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment St. Philip’s Anglican Cemetery, Etobicoke.  Donations made to the Kingsview Free Methodist Church or to Samaritan’s Purse would be appreciated.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
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MARTIN:  Thomas Wayne
After losing his battle with leukemia, at Quinte Health Care Belleville General, on Monday, July 19, 2021.  Wayne Martin, of Stirling, in his 81st year.  Husband of Barbara (Windatt) Martin.  Father of Tana Wright (
Wayne), Troy Martin, Kara Martin, and Vicki Hornick.  Grandfather of Madysen, Noah, Tieran, Kaed and Hope.  Brother of the late John Martin.  Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends at St. Paul’s United Church, Stirling, on Thursday, July 22 from 6-8 p.m.  A private family service will follow.  Interment Stirling Cemetery.  Donations to St. Paul’s United Church Mission and Service Fund or the Huntington Society would be appreciated.  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
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PATRICK:  James Robert
Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Thursday, July 8, 2021.  Jim Patrick, of Madoc, in his 60th year.  Son of the late Rundle (Ron) and Wilma Patrick.  Husband of Anna (DiCesare) Patrick.  Father of Dianna (Cameron Farrell) and Michelle (Mike Nieukirk).  Cremation has taken place.  A small intimate family graveside service will be held at Zion Cemetery, Marmora, at a later date.  Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
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CASSIDY:  Shannon Marie – Friday, June 18, 2021
Shannon (Stewart) Cassidy, of Cooper, in her 34th year, passed suddenly, on Friday evening.  She leaves behind her husband Justin and three beautiful children Elliott, Emelia and Miller.  Daughter of Kelly and Donna Stewart.  Daughter-in-law of Wayne and Cathy Cassidy.  Sister of Courtney and Calvin Allore.  Granddaughter of Marie and Jack Fleming and the late Bob Empey, and the late Fred and Helen (Honey) Stewart.  Sister-in-law of Jesse and Kelly Cassidy and Jarrod and Rebecca Cassidy.  Aunt of Miranda, Morgan, Owen and Miles and loved by many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.  Her warmth, laughter and genuine compassion will be greatly missed by everyone she touched.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private family visitation and graveside service to be held at
Greenwood Cemetery, Queensborough.  A celebration of Shannon’s life will take place at the Cassidy family farm, 1252 Queensborough Rd., Madoc, on Saturday, July 3 from 1 p.m.  For those wishing to support the family, donations can be made to a Trust Fund for Elliott, Emelia and Miller and are greatly appreciated.  (Cheques payable to Leanne Chamberlain)  Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
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