Obituaries

Anna Hitchins (Glenn)

Born March 29, 1926, Anna passed away peacefully at the John M. Parrott Centre in Napanee on Thursday, September 16, 2021, in her 96th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Henry Hitchins (2000), her son Garry (2020) and his wife Anne-Marie (2015), her daughter-in-law Debbie (1998) and grandson Reginald (2003). Survived by her children Ross (Ada), Roberta and Arthur. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Cheryl, Vickie, Heather, Jeff, Tracy, Heidi and Brett. Also missed by her 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Predeceased by her sisters Lulu, Ruth and Helen and by her brother Doug. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Anna was a proud lifetime member of the Amherst Island Women’s Institute. The family would like to thank the Amherst Island First Responders, the L&A Hospital and the John M. Parrott Centre for their loving care that was provided to Anna.

The family will receive friends at the Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main St., Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0 (613-386-7373) on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 10-11 am. A private family Funeral Service will follow. Friends are welcome to attend the Graveside Service at Glenwood Cemetery on Amherst Island at 1 pm.  In memory of Anna, donations to Amherst Island First Responders would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday, September 20, 2021
Payne Funeral Home
178 Main Street
Odessa, Ontario, Canada
613-386-7373

HUTCHINGS, Cheryl Dawn (nee McGinn)

It is with tremendous sadness that Cheryl’s family announces her passing, at home on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at age 63, following a 4 year battle with cancer. Loving wife and best friend of Myles Hutchings for 44 years. Cherished mother of Jason (Jenny), Tyler (Charlotte), Cory and Justin (Natalie) and extremely proud grandmother of Monica, Jacob, Hayden, Ryley, Madison, Max, Spencer, Hadley and Darcy. Cheryl will be deeply missed by her brothers and sisters, Bonnie, Russell (Jane), Gail and Dan (Glenda) and by many nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, extended family and friends. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Susan McGinn, her brothers Billy and Andy and her sisters Dale and Grace. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Cheryl’s Life will be held at a later date. For those desiring, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main St., Odessa, ON K0H 2H0 (613-386-7373). Please share your memories and condolences to the family at www.paynefuneralhome.com

Published on December 29, 2020
WILLIAM PETER MAIN TRUEMAN 1934 – 2021 William Peter Main Trueman (1934 – 2021) died on July 23, 2021 in Toronto after a brief journey with cancer. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, community volunteer, sponsor, and friend. He was also a well-known Canadian journalist.
Born in Sackville New Brunswick, he began his career in Ottawa in the mid-1950’s at the Ottawa Journal. At 23 years of age, he became a columnist for the Montreal Star in New York and moved into broadcasting-first at the CBC during the 1970 FLQ crisis and later — in 1974, as Global Television’s original news anchor. In semi-retirement, he was host and managing editor of the Discovery Channel’s award-winning series Great Canadian Parks and oversaw a series of documentaries for the History Channel featuring national historic sites.
In everything he did, Peter Trueman was a larger-than-life character, not only because of his 6-foot 5-inch stature, but also because of the many lives he touched with his wisdom, humour, humility, and outspoken observations of everything from world events and Canadian history to the environment and his concerns over the changing face of journalism and role of TV news. In the early Global years, he frequently smoked a pipe, and was often nicknamed ‘the professor’ or ‘the preacher’ for his serious approach to honest journalism and his drive to explain the day’s events in an accurate and thoughtful way. He ended his nightly newscasts with a commentary and closed with the well-remembered phrase, ‘that’s not news, but that too is reality.’ He also took many young journalists under his wing, including future Global National anchor Kevin Newman, and CTV Health reporter Avis Favaro, and mentored many throughout his five-decades-long career. As one former colleague, George Wolff, so eloquently stated recently: ‘He shared so much of himself and his experience and his deep convictions with me, and with his support staff at Global, and even with the audience in his nightly commentary. We all know him for that and appreciate him as much more than a colleague; he was our friend and respected mentor.’
The future of his chosen career concerned him deeply, however, as evidenced in his 1980 book Smoke and Mirrors: The Inside Story of Television News in Canada. These concerns led to his early retirement from television by 1988. ‘TV itself, by pandering to the lowest common denominator,’ he wrote, ‘has debased North American standards to such a degree that before long, the people who want better television will have only each other to talk to.’
Peter cherished his wife Eleanor, celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary last December. Over the course of their marriage, Peter and Eleanor moved 20 times, mostly with three kids — Anne (Brad), Mark (Krithia) and Victoria (Chris)) — in tow from New York, Virginia, Washington, Ottawa, Toronto, Amherst Island, Kingston. But it was the 23 years that Peter and Eleanor spent on Amherst Island in semi-retirement that Eleanor refers to as ‘the golden years’ that the family cherishes the most. His 11 grandkids (Sarah, Leo, Claire, Eleni, Leah, Joshua, Kathryn, Martha, Devin, Eva and Grace) all remember the thrill of sitting on his knee for his semi-raucous version of ‘This is the Way the Ladies Ride’ with a loud hobbledy-hoy refrain, his tall hugs, important life conversations and gracious smile. His sister Sally and her children, Paula, Oliver and Claire also enjoyed visits and special occasions to ‘The Island.’ In 2001, Peter became an officer of the Order of Canada, and in 2013 he was also awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant achievement and remarkable service. These awards held particular significance for Peter as his father, Dr. Albert William Trueman, also became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1974 for his work in university administration and teaching Shakespeare. But the medal Peter Trueman valued the most was the one he received on his first anniversary as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1970. He would go on to have another 50 years of sobriety after that. During that time, he was a very active participant, helping and sponsoring others undergoing the same struggle, always no more than a phone call away for anyone who needed a hand. At his request there will be no funeral service. Friends, family and the public are invited to share remembrances, thoughts, photos at the website https://www.forevermissed.com/william-peter-trueman/about to help us celebrate his life. Through his studies of Canadian history, and extensive travels in Canada during his career, Peter developed a deeper appreciation of Indigenous culture and the on-going journey to a true reconciliation with all Canadians. Donations may be made in his honour of his memory to https://indspire.ca/
Douglas G. Lamb   May 12, 1929 – August 1, 2021

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Lamb on August 1st, 2021. Doug passed peacefully at the age of 92 of natural causes after spending 30 years in a happy retirement on his beloved Amhearst Island, most of those years with his beloved spouse and best friend Helen.

His fondness for biking and walking kept him in good health and allowed him a long and fruitful life. His beautiful tenor voice will be remembered by all who heard him sing sacred songs, anthems and light opera in churches and choral groups.

Doug leaves his sons David and Peter, their spouses, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He will be missed,
Published on August 5, 2021

Obituary of Margaret Mooney (née MacKay)

Margaret Mooney died peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KGH) after a short illness, just shy of her 90th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Edgar Mooney, as well as her sister Laura Patriciu. She is survived by her brother James MacKay, her children David Mooney and Sheila Mooney, David’s wife Emily (née Way), and David and Emily’s daughter Clara.

Margaret graduated from Acadia University and was a teacher at QECVI for several years. She and Edgar were long-time members of the Kingston Towners square dance club. After retirement, they bought an RV and travelled around North America, enjoying the fellowship of their friends in the Roadrunners and Glowing Embers trailer clubs. She was the family genealogist, researching and collating data for both sides of the family, and transcribing every stone in Hillside Cemetery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. She even travelled to Ireland to visit the Mooney family homestead!

Margaret was a faithful lifelong Presbyterian. She was a founding member of Trinity Church in Amherstview, where she was pianist and later a member of the choir. In her later years she attended St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island. Even in her final days, she took great joy from singing and listening to her favourite hymns.

The family appreciates the care and kindness shown to Margaret by the staff at The Windsor Retirement Residence during her final years.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, there will no visitation or service at this time. A Memorial Service will be held after travel restrictions are lifted. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island.

Arrangements are entrusted to Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main St., Odessa, ON K0H 2H0 (613-386-7373). Online condolences may be placed at www.paynefuneralhome.com

Earle Willard

Captain Earle Willard passed away peacefully at Providence Care Hospital on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in his 81st year, after a brave and determined battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Donna (nee Strain), and his three children Chris (Michelle), Laurie (Gord Gee), and Steven (Diana). Beloved Papa to his grandchildren Jennifer (Adam), Nicole (Brendan), Troy (Kelsey), Ethan, Tristan, Madeleine and Simon, and great grandfather to James, Ben, and Brody. He is survived by his sister Doris Eves, as well as his nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by the Strain family, Leslie, Lillie, Barry, Cathy and Phyllis.

Former Captain of the Amherst Islander and the Frontenac II, he will be mourned by many crew members who worked with him over the years.

Due to current restrictions, there will be a private Graveside Service at Glenwood Cemetery, Amherst Island. Those wishing to honour his memory are invited to make a donation to UHKF (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario).

Arrangements entrusted to Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main Street, Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0. Please share your memories and condolences to the family.

R. Garry Hitchins

Garry passed away suddenly at home on Amherst Island on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at age 72. Beloved husband of the late Anne-Marie (nee Rickerby). Loving father of Tracy (Troy), Heidi (Jody) and the late Reginald. Extremely proud grandfather of Cole, Trent, Reece, Denver, Jade and Ryder. Dear son of Anna and the late Henry Hitchins and brother of Ross Hitchins (Ada), Roberta Reil and Arthur Hitchins. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families, extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main St., Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0 on Thursday, November 12th from 4-7 pm. A private family Funeral Service will be held on Friday. Cremation will follow with Interment at Glenwood Cemetery at a later date.

Please note, friends of the family are asked to please confirm their attendance for the visitation by emailing or calling the funeral home (pgpaynefh@cogeco.ca) (613-386-7373). Masks and physical distancing rules will apply.

In memory of Garry, donations to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please share your memories and condolences to the family at www.paynefuneralhome.com

MARY ELISABETH BEST

June 13, 1926 – September 30, 2020

Mary Liz died peacefully in her own bed with family by her side on September 30, 2020. She is survived by her children Andrew (Dipika), Elisabeth (Peter), and David (Carole), her grandchildren who she adored Emma (Max), Zoe (John), Margaret, Robert (Jackie), Emily (Matt) and Wallace, and by her stepchildren Joan (Stephen) and Allison (Hugh). She was predeceased by her first husband who died tragically in 1980, and by her second husband John Fisher. Predeceased by her youngest son James Stuart and by her sister Margaret Glass.

Mum was on form until the end. Earlier in September Mum allowed she was feeling in a ‘muddle’. Asked to explain, she retorted “Muddle. M-U-D-D-L-E”. She lived a full life with family and friends, especially on Amherst Island before the ‘ridiculous turbines’. Her passions for the outdoors, for her gardens, her chickens and their eggs secured from numerous raccoon incursions sustained her through too numerous tragedies. She has a strong moral code, a steely spine, a tart tongue (especially where poor grammar was involved) – but above all a big heart that embraced all.

In her late months she was supported by wonderful caregivers at Kingston Personal Support, especially Courtney, Lacey, and Maria.

A celebration of her life will be held in better times.

WEMP, Robert Gerald
Dec. 9, 1968 – Aug. 29, 2020

Rob passed away unexpectedly at home on Amherst Island on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the age of 51. Companion of Jean Perrie for many years. Loving son of David & Betty Wemp and brother of Laura Welbanks (Rick). Proud step-father of Chris Maleska (Jenn), Nathan Maleska (Tiffany) and step-grandfather of Kaleb and Hayden. Dear uncle of Alec and Jacob. Rob in his best days was an avid outdoorsman, loving hunting and fishing. He loved his family and friends, he had the ability to make friends wherever he went and he had the biggest heart for anyone who was in need of anything. Rob, you are at peace now. All of your family and friends will miss you dearly. Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will take place at Glenwood Cemetery with a Celebration of his Life to be held at a later date. For those desiring, memorial donations to Loyalist Township Emergency Services would be appreciated in recognition of the Amherst Island First Response Team. Arrangements entrusted to the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, 178 Main St., Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0. Please share your memories and condolences to the family at www.paynefuneralhome.com

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McGINN, Larry Keith

Longtime employee of Amherst Roofing and Sheet Metal (48 yrs.). Passed away peacefully at Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the age of 64. He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife Trudy (nee Brownell) of 22 years. Loving father of Terry, Tricia McGinn (Andy) and step son Bill Swerbrick (Lindsay). Caring grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Cherished son of Cora and the late Keith McGinn. Dear brother of the late Terry (Susan), Eric (Janice), late Yvonne, Leon (Joanne), and Kelly (Maureen) and their families. Celebration of Life service will take place when the COVID restrictions are lifted. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Amherst Island. Memorial donations made to the Cancer Society or Ontario Federal of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com

Colin Filson 1929-2020

Peacefully passed away Saturday May 2nd, 2020 the week before his
91st birthday. Mourning his passing are his children Kevin & Laurie,
Kelly & Luda and Heather, dearly missed by his long-time partner
Mary Doan and by his sister Diana Rutherford, her family as well as
nieces and nephews. Remembered as Grandpa Cole by Tim (Jessica),
Gregg, Dan and Joel (Bree) and Great Grandpa by Reilly, Ireland,
Avery and Sophia Graham. Cole will be forever remembered by HIS
Princess Rachel and the entire Roy family. Born and raised on
Amherst Island, Dad moved to Napanee to start his police career on
that city’s force. He then moved to Port Colborne with the OPP in the
late 50’s and became Chief of Police for Wainfleet in 1960. When
Wainfleet amalgamated as part of Niagara Region Dad was hired as a
Desk Sargent and retired from the NRPS in 1989. From the time Dad
came to this area he was involved with coaching baseball. First with
the Wainfleet Juveniles, then later with Kevin & Kelly’s teams. He
enjoyed his years as Wainfleet’s representative for the O.R.S.A. Through the 70’s Dad was heavily involved with the Golden Puck Hockey organization and was the announcer for the P.C. Junior B’s. Dad continued to give back during his retirement by volunteering at Armstrong Funeral Home and Northland Pointe and enjoyed spending time with kindred spirits at Niagara’s Ole Time Fiddlers. Dad took pride in all the organizations he gave his time to. The family would like to thank Northland Pointe LTC for their care and compassion of Colin, especially those on Starboard unit. We would like to give a special thank you to Staff Sargent R. LaPlante from NRPS who went above and beyond having regular visits with Dad, showing such respect as always calling him Chief and was responsible for organizing the recent recognition with the Township of Wainfleet and NRPS for Dad’s many years as being Wainfleet’s only Chief of Police. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and burial on the Island is being arranged for this summer. Please direct any memorial donations to Central United Church, 30 Delhi Street, Port Colborne L3K 3K6.

FILSON, Robert John


Peacefully at Helen Henderson Care Centre on Sunday, March 8, 2020, in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of the late Bernadette Filson (nee O’Connell), loving father of Stephanie (Cody) Filson. Father-in-law of Todd Brennan. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Ada Filson. Dear brother of the late Bill (Mary) Filson of Gananoque and Ardeth Dodge (Donald) of Nova Scotia. Brother–in-law of Pat Watts of Oakville, Mary Bridgen (late Tom) of Kingston, Sheila Simmons (Ron) of Waterloo, John O’Connell (late Vonnie) of Kingston, the late Judy Johnston (Alan) of London, Peter O’Connell (Aileen) of Toronto; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Bill Grier and Myrna Alport. Bob will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his family and friends.

 In keeping with public health requirements, the decision to postpone the inurnment and Celebration of Life that was scheduled on Saturday, May 16, 2020 has been made by the family.  When current restrictions are lifted a new date and time will be set to remember Bob’s life. 

Obituary of Zelma Elva Koenders (Danby) Peacefully at Trillium Care in Kingston on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Raymond for 67 years. Dear and loving mother of Ellen Patkai (Ron), Patricia Harris (Vince), Maryanne Mercer (Keith), the late James, Valerie Wolfreys (Dan), Mary O’Neil, Theresa Koenders, Michael (Cindy) and John (Kathy). Fondly remembered and deeply loved by her 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Verna Carman (Sid) and Elaine Hughson (Wayne), and by her sister-in-law Theresa McLaury. Predeceased by her brother Stirling Danby (Elva) and by her sister Eunice Plaskitt (late Bill). Also remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.The family will receive friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main Street, Odessa (613-386-7373) on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul The Apostle Parish (1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd., Kingston) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Rite of Committal at St. Bartholomew’s Cemetery, Amherst Island. A Reception will follow at the Lodge.

For those desiring, memorial donations (by cheque please) to the Alzheimer Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Please share your condolences to the family at www.paynefuneralhome.com

Gavlas; Mrs Douglas “Leslie” (nee Shaver) – Passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husband Edward Henry Gavlas. Loving mother of George (Ida), Sally Anne (Ron) Fingas, John (Petry), and Shirley (Pierre Martin) Gavlas. Sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Marvin (Bev) Shaver. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and Island friends. The family invites you to visit with them on Friday, December 13, 2019 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church from 12:30 – 1:30 and a Service to Celebrate Leslie’s life will commence at 1:30 pm. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery followed by a reception at the Lodge. Friends desiring memorial donations may do so to the charity of their choice. On-line condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com
Friday December 13 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church
1955 Stella Forty Foot Stella ON K0H 2S0
Visitation 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Service      1:30 to 2:30 pm
Wartman Funeral Home
The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

OBITUARY OF CORALIE MARSHALL

MARSHALL, CORALIE MARY (née Richardson)

Coralie Mary Marshall (née Richardson) passed away peacefully at the age of 90 surrounded by  family and friends at her home in Cedarvale Lodge in Keswick, Ontario on February 10, 2019.  Predeceased by her husband Duncan Wright Marshall. Loving mother of Jim Marshall (Teri) and dear stepmother of Susan Stevenson (Wayne), Wendy Shelley (Richard), Bob Marshall (Dale) and Shelley Dorman (Steve).  Dear sister of Kathleen Tier (Roy, deceased), Joyce Julian (Peter) and predeceased by her sister Elsa Richardson.  Cherished Gran of John, Andrew, Adrian, Bronwen, Meghan, Rachael, Duncan, Shawn, Elise, Keiffer, Burke, Kiera, Daelan, Gallagher and predeceased by grandsons Robert and Christopher.  Loving GG (Great Gran) of Anastasia, Shayle, Temperance, Ehmber, Kian, Ava, Piper, Jack, Quinn and Camryn. Cherished Auntie and cousin to her special relatives in England.

Born in London, England on May 23, 1928, Coralie had a full life.  After the war she attended secretarial school.  She later joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service and was stationed in Cornwall.  Coralie then did her nursing training at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and went on to do her midwife training in London.  She met Duncan on a nursing assignment in Sudbury, Ontario and they were married in England in 1964.  She moved to Montreal and had a busy life raising 5 children.  Coralie and Duncan spent their time between Montreal and Amherst Island where they built their retirement home. Coralie retired to Amherst Island with Duncan in 1983.  She was actively involved in the Women’s Institute and St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church.  She joined the art group, took T’ai Chi and was active in island life.  She moved to Cedarvale Lodge in Keswick, Ontario in 2016 and made many friends.  Always singing and being dramatic with the residents and staff, she proudly took on the nickname of “Broadway”.

Coralie was kind, caring, very outgoing and had a great sense of humour. She loved music, flowers, gardening and having a cup of tea with friends.  She will be sadly missed.

Many thanks to the staff at Cedarvale Lodge and to her dear friend and caregiver Ann Marie.

Visitation will take place on Sunday February 17, 2019 from 3 to 6 pm at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston. The funeral service and celebration of life will be held at 11:15 am on Monday February 18, 2019 at ST. PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH in Stella, Ontario on Amherst Island with interment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

ALLEN, Cherry Roberta – As the sun came out in the afternoon on Friday, January 4, 2019, Cherry died peacefully, surrounded by her beloved family at Foot Flats Farm on Amherst Island, Ontario. Cherry was born in London, England on May 24th, 1943, the eldest daughter of Dr. Albert Allen (former Principal/Dean of Arts and Science at University of Toronto) and Alexandra Hogg. Cherry is survived by her husband Mark Ritchie, her children (Adam, Rupert, James, Gavin and Tagget) her siblings (Tim, James and Debbie) and her thirteen grandchildren (David, Chris, Gayla, Tasha, Aaron, Becca, Noa, Lucie, Poppy, Finbar, Grace, Disa and Harry). Cherry’s presence will always be with those who knew her. The family will hold a celebration of Cherry’s life at the farm on Amherst Island on Saturday, May 25, 2019. All are welcome. Donations in Cherry’s memory can be made to the Amherst Island Public School, ISLE Committee (Island School Liaison Enthusiasts). Cheques can be mailed to AIPS, 5955 Front Road, Stella, Ontario K0H 2S0. Tel: (613) 389-4582. Online condolences at www.paynefuneralhome.com

CHARLES PLANK SENIOR

In loving memory of Charles Plank. Born in Rome on September 17, 1924. Passed away at his home on Amherst Island on December 30, 2018.

 

Peter Wallace Wemp

Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the age of 68. Cherished husband of Suzanne (nee Kerr) of 40 years. Loving father to Lindsay Larwill (Mackenzie) of Ottawa and Sarah Hyde (Nathan) of Pembroke. Adored grandfather to Carmyn, Ronan, Anna and Isla. Peter will be missed by his sister Ann Wemp-Browne (Bob) of Amherst Island. Loving uncle to Ryan Browne (Nicole), Sam Browne (Leslie), Kate Browne (Neil) Tracey Phin (Jason) and David Phin (Crystal). Peter will be missed by his mother-in-law Madlyn Kerr of Kingston and sister-in-law Brenda Kerr of Newburgh. Peter is predeceased by his parents Wallace and Catherine Wemp, father-in-law John Kerr, and brother-in-law David Kerr. Aquamation has already been performed. The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home – Kingston Chapel on Friday, November 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island on Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 am. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery. Peter and his family have chosen the selfless act of helping others by organ donation. Friends desiring may contribute by cheque to the Loyalist Township Emergency Services or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. On-line condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.comWemp; Pand his family have chosen the selfless act of helping others by organ donation. Friends desiring may contribute by cheque to the Loyalist Township Emergency Services or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. On-line condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com

 

Barbara H Reid nee Robinson

1934 – 2018

Obituary of Barbara H. Reid (nee Robinson)
Peacefully at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at age 84. Beloved wife of the late Stratton Reid. Loving mom of Jim (Sandra) Reid and cherished grandmother of Brooke and Brandon. Dear sister of Geneva (Arthur) Keyes and Linda (Wayne) Brown. Predeceased by her parents James and Margaret Robinson and by an infant brother. Barb will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews and their families, her friends from several euchre clubs and by her beloved cat Cindy. The family will receive friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main Street, Odessa, Ontario. (613-386-7373) on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Amherst Island on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Alban’s Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Please share your memories and condolences to the family at www.paynefuneralhome.com

 

TUGWELL, Jean Muriel (nee Wemp) – Peacefully at the Helen Henderson Care Centre on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Earle Tugwell, her son Jeffrey, her sister Helen Miller and her brother Ralph Wemp. Survived by her brother Neilson Wemp of Kelowna, B.C. and by her sister Marjorie Tooke of Hamilton. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In memory of Jean, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME , 178 Main St., Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0.

Debora Scott (Fleming)

Scott, Debora Marianne “Debbie” (nee Fleming)
August 3, 1962 to November 16, 2017Passed away peacefully at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KGH) after a year long struggle with breast cancer. Daughter of the late Harry and Syke Fleming of Amherst Island. Debbie was a 32 year employee of the South East Community Care Access Centre.Beloved wife of Alex Scott, cherished mother of Rachel and Rebecca Scott, loving sister to Larry Fleming (Lynn), David Fleming (Laurie), Wayne Fleming (Karen), and daughter-in-law of Janet Scott all of Amherst Island.Sadly missed by her in-laws Kathi (Drew), Jamie (Tammy), Sarah (Donnie), Ruth (Tony), Aunts Shirley Martin (Orvin) and Janke “Jane” Hannaford, sixteen nieces and nephews, five great nieces and nephews and a large extended family.Debbie lived life for her family and friends, a sixth generation Islander Debbie was proud of her family roots.A special Thank You to all the doctors, nurses and support staff who cared for our beloved Debbie during her battle with cancer.The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home – Kingston Chapel on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 2:00 pm. with reception to follow. Private family burial at Glenwood Cemetery to follow cremation. Friends desiring may contribute by cheque or credit card to the University Hospital Kingston Foundation. On-line condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com

Ronald Arthur McGinn

McGINN, Ronald Arthur – Ron passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the age of 31. Dear son of Russell and Jane McGinn and loving brother of Sarah (Steve) and Keith (Alicia). Fondly remembered by his nephews and niece, Quentin, Wyatt, Noah, Ella, Drew and Archer Ronald and by his many aunts and uncles, cousins, extended family, friends and his team at Amherst Roofing. Survived by his grandmothers Dreta and Hazel and predeceased by his grandparents Bob Gibson, Arthur and Susan McGinn and Hans de Haan. Sadly missed by Sophie. The family will receive friends at the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME , 178 Main St., Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0 (613-386-7373) on Friday, June 9th from 4 – 8 p.m. Service in the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Amherst Island. In memory of Ron, memorial donations to the Boys and Girls Club (Kingston or Napanee) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.paynefuneralhome.com

Service to Honour the Memory of Dr. Brian Grace

Saturday April 29 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Brian William Grace, MB CHB FRCSC, OSJ, Colonel (ret’d)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Beloved husband of Janet (nee Apps), father of Andrew (Erika), Richard (Krysta), Carly (Matt) and Cameron (Morgan). Loving Papa to Abby, Charlotte, Stella, Henry and Thomas.

A Celebration of Life will take place on April 29th,2017 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian
Church, Amherst Island at 2 pm
Reception to follow at The Lodge, Amherst Island.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church or McMaster Medical Research Dept would be appreciated.

St.Paul’s Presbyterian Church

1955 Stella 40 Foot

Amherst Island

Reception following at The Lodge, 320 McDonald’s Lane

 

Mr Lloyd William Wolfreys
1931 – 2017

(Retired Captain – Amherst Island Ferry) Peacefully at the L&A County General Hospital on Saturday, January 14, 2017, one day following his 86th birthday. Loving husband of Elaine (nee Miller) for 63 years and cherished father of Brent and his wife Roxanne, all of Amherst Island. Sadly missed by his grandson Dakota. Survived by his brothers, Howard (Darlene) of Winnipeg, Leonard (Doreen) of Kingston and Ellis (Marylou) of Sydenham. Predeceased by his brothers Donald (late Ethel), Arthur (Kay of Florida), Ernie (late Betty) and Henry. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews and their families. The family will receive friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main Street, Odessa (613-386-7373) on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island on Thursday, January 19 at 11 a.m. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church (Memorial Fund) would be appreciated by the family.
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Alport, Sidney Allen

In Kingston, on December 15, Sid Alport, in his 90th year, beloved husband of Myrna Lees. Son of the late Wayford Alport and Ethel Arthur. Brother of Barbara Duncan (the late Bill) and predeceased by his sister Eileen Watson (the late Glen). Fondly remembered by his nephews and nieces, especially by Corrie and Chris Gatien. Friends will be received at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Boulevard on Saturday, January 7, from 10:00 am to 11:20 am with the funeral service following in the chapel at 11:30 am. Private interment of his ashes to follow in the spring at Sand Hill Cemetery, Battersea, and at Tonti Wood, Amherst Island. Memorial donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation would be deeply appreciated by the family.

 

Terry McGinnMcGinn, John Edward Terence (1954 – 2016) – Longtime employee of Amherst Roofing and Sheet Metal (42 yrs.). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle after a battle with cancer. Loving husband to Susan (nee MacRow). Dear father of Jessica McGinn (George). Caring grandfather of Lincon. Cherished son of Cora, and predeceased by his Dad, Keith. Dear brother of Larry (Trudy), Eric (Janice), Leon (Joanne) and Kelly (Maureen). Amazing uncle to Terry, Tricia (Andy), Ryan (Angela), Bill (Lindsay), Kendra, Brent (Caitlin), and Ashley, and Special great uncle to Mariah, Clayton, Riley, Jayden, Charlee, Shay and Keegan. Predeceased by sister Yvonne and nephew Troy. The family will receive friends at Wartman Funeral Home “Kingston Chapel” (980 Collins Bay Rd) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Amherst Island. Memorial donations may be made to U.H.K.F Cancer Centre in memory of Terry.

BURKE, Stanley 

Stanley Louis BurkeIt is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Stanley Louis Burke who passed away May 28 at age 93, after living an extraordinary and happy life. An original thinker with a passion for adventure, Stan was a genuine newsman who always sought the truth behind a story. Loving and kind, he will be greatly missed by his family: wife Peggie Coulter Burke of Amherst Island, Ontario; his children Brian, Kerry, Holly and Randy Burke of Vancouver, British Columbia; step-children Diana Coulter, Carolyn Coulter and Sheila MacNicol; as well as 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his former wife Daphne Burke.

Born in Vancouver, Stan was a proud graduate of the Little Flower Academy, St. George’s School, and the University of British Columbia. During the Second World War at age 21, he was one of the youngest Canadian naval captains. Later, he became a CBC newsman, foreign correspondent and anchor of The National News. Throughout his career, he contributed to many important international stories such as the construction of the Berlin Wall, meetings at the United Nations with Nikita Khrushchev, former premier of the Soviet Union, and the ground-breaking environmental documentary, The Air of Death.

He did relief work during the Biafra civil war, and was on the original board of advisors for Pollution Probe. He authored a series of satirical fables, was owner and publisher of the Nanaimo Times, helped start the float house community on Granville Island, and was always an eager partner in pranks with brother Cornelius, in businesses like Bogus Enterprises, “dark and difficult deeds done, lips sealed, pigeons holed…”

In his latter years, he worked on a book inspired by Marshall McLuhan’s theory of communications. A celebration of Stan’s life will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016., 2 pm at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island. As Stan always signed off: “And that’s the news.” Donations welcome to The Alzheimers Society or World Wildlife Fund.

Celebration of Life Service for Stanley Burke

Wednesday June 1 2016 at 2:00 pm.  The service will be about 90 minutes.

Following the service Peggie Coulter-Burke and family invite guests to gather The Lodge 320 McDonald’s Lane.

For guests from the mainland the Ferry leaves the dock just west of Millhaven on the half hour (12:30, 1:30 and so on) and returns on the hour (4:00, 5:00, and so on) Fee is $9 return per car. A reminder that there are no services on the Island (no gas, no store).

 

 

Doris Henderson
HENDERSON, Doris Elizabeth (nee McDonald) –
Died on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Kingston General Hospital at 91 years of age. Her final struggle was difficult, more than she anticipated but efforts of a loving and supportive family as well as a compassionate Connell 9 staff, timely visits by Rev. Bill Clark of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church and the care of the Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge staff, hopefully helped her. Her forum for a quicker and compassionate passing was constantly expressed, by her and others, over the last 3 weeks. She was the daughter of Florence and Edwin McDonald of Amherst Island. Doris was the loved and loving wife of W. D. (Bill) Henderson (deceased) formerly of Amherst Island; friend and travel companion James Morrison (deceased), also loving mother of two sons Richard (Doris Salter) of Odessa, and Anthony (deceased). She is also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren all of whom she loved dearly; Grandchildren, Kerri Skene-Ashurst, Ryan Henderson, Lindsay (Dan) Cunningham, Jeffrey (Ashleigh) Henderson, Matthew Paul Henderson (Christie), and Great-grandchildren,Tanner Ashurst, Owen Henderson- Hahn, Ty Cunningham, Ethan Henderson, Zander Henderson and Finn Henderson. Doris was the younger sister of Garnet and Roger McDonald (both deceased). Sister-in-law of Marion McDonald , dear aunt of Douglas and Bruce McDonald, Alison (deceased) (Peter)Williams and Sarah and Geoffrey Williams, all of Ottawa. Also survived by niece, Carol (Herman) Langwald, and great aunt of Joe (Sabrina) Langwald and Mika of China, Tammie (Wally) Stanton and Emma, Damien, Lillian, and Molly, of Kingston. Also surviving are Sally Skene ( Filson) Kerri’s mother, Gayle (Percy) Ryan’s mother and Lynne Henderson (Stanton) mother of Lindsay, Jeffrey and Matthew Paul. Doris taught school for 35 years plus, thirty of those were spent in R. Gordon Sinclair Public School in Reddendale. She was a member of Kingston Meistersingers, Domino Theatre, Kingston Senior Centre, Interesting Years Senior card playing Group, Creative Writing group and Toastmasters. She enjoyed attending theatre as well as acting in some shows at the Grand, Domino and Selby Theatres. Playing cards, oil painting, woodcarving and visiting were other activities that Doris enjoyed. Loved and remembered by family, other relatives and friends. She always loved meeting former pupils to hear about their family and where they had chosen to work. Friends will be received at the JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME , 1900 John Counter Boulevard on Friday, April 29 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery on Amherst Island at 3:00 p.m. The Venerable Bill Clarke officiating. A reception will follow in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Lung Association, Kingston’s Residential Hospice Campaign or charity of your choice.


McGINN, Yvonne Edna
– (1958-2016) Nurse, long time employee of Helen Henderson Care Centre, Lodge Manager. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear daughter, sister and aunt after a brief illness. Yvonne, loving daughter, and best friend of Mom, Cora, and predeceased by her Dad, Keith. Dear sister of Terry (Susan), Larry (Trudy), Eric (Janice), Leon (Joanne) and Kelly (Maureen). Amazing aunt to Terry, Tricia (Andy), Jessica (George), Ryan (Angela), Bill (Lindsay), Kendra, Brent (Caitlin), and Ashley, and predeceased by nephew Troy. Special great aunt to Mariah, Clayton, Riley, Jayden, Charlee, Shay, Keegan, and Lincon. Yvonne dedicated her life to her work and family, always caring for others. Her greatest passion was cooking, she was always happiest in front of her BBQ. Special thank you to the staff of 2 South at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital. The family will receive friends at WARTMAN FUNERAL HOME “KINGSTON CHAPEL” (980 Collins Bay Rd) on Thursday February 18, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Service in Chapel on Friday February 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Amherst Island. Memorial donations may be made to Gibson Family Health Care Charitable Foundation or Cancer Centre South Eastern Ontario. Online condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com

FILSON, Bernadette Marie – Peacefully at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital on, Monday, November 2, 2015, Bernadette Filson in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Bob Filson, loving mother of Stephanie Filson and mother-in-law of Todd Brennan. Predeceased by her parents William and Frances O’Connell of Collin’s Bay. Dearest sister of Pat Watts of Oakville, Mary Bridgen (Late Tom) of Kingston, Sheila Simmons (Ron) of Waterloo, John O’Connell (late Vonnie) of Kingston, Judy Johnston (Alan) of London, Peter O’Connell (Aileen) of Toronto, sisters-in-law, Mary Filson (late Bill) of Gananoque and Ardeth Dodge (Donald) of Nova Scotia, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Please join the family for a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery, Amherst Island on Saturday November 14, 2015 at 12pm. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to ROBERT J. REID & SONS FUNERAL HOME , “The Chapel on the Corner”, 309 Johnson Street. Online condolences and Sharing Memories at www.ReidFuneralHome.com

JOHNSTON, Neil Ingram

Neil-4Memorial Service St. Paul’s Church, Saturday, November 7th, 1 pm

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Neil on October 26, 2015 at Kingston General Hospital at the age of 75. Beloved father to Candice Warren and her husband John and Leanne Primeau and her husband Wayne. Loving grandfather to Mason, Madison and Manning Primeau. Beloved former husband of Carolyn Johnston and partner Bernice Gould. Dear brother of Susan McCoy, Jason Johnston, the late Carolyn Todt and the late Douglas Johnston. Cherished uncle to Eric and Ann and Kevin and Craig. Neil will be greatly missed by many extended family members and dear friends. A Memorial Service will be held next month on Amherst Island, his home for the past 15 years. A private Celebration of Life will be held in Toronto at a later date. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Neil, please consider the Kingston General Hospital.
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GLENN, MARIAN

Marian GlennGLENN, Marian Ruth Georgia (nee Reid) – Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, July 19th 2015 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Marshall Glenn. Marian enjoyed baking, gardening, knitting and quilting. Predeceased by her brother Stratton Reid, her sister Elsie and her husband Eldon Willard. Dear sister-in-law of Barbara Reid. Marian will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by Janice (Eric), Bob (Val), Doug (Gail), Jim (Sandra), Francis (Lucy), Juanita, predeceased by Murray Glenn (Sue), affectionately thought of by her many great and great-great-nieces and nephews and their extended families, friends and neighbours. Visitation will be held at the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, MAIN ST., ODESSA 613-386-7373 on Wednesday the 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island on Thursday at 11:15am with Rev. Dr. Z. Dunn officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church or Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (U.H.K.F.). Online condolences may placed at www.paynefuneralhome.com

HOGEBOOM, Vera E

HOGEBOOM, Vera Elaine – Passed away at Helen Henderson Care Centre on Friday, July 17, 2015, in her 105th year. Vera was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Hogeboom. She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by her son Kerry (Liz), her grandchildren Jason (Danielle) and Jamie (Melanie), and her great granddaughter Jolene who she adored. Vera was the daughter of the late Samuel and Hannah Miller. She was predeceased by her brothers Kenneth (Annie), Donald (Helen), Douglas (Reta), John (Mary), Wilfred (Helen) and by her sisters Arlene (Keith) and Dorothy (Tim). She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. A special thank you to all the staff at Helen Henderson and the nurses and PSWs at Paramed for your kind and compassionate care for our mom. In keeping with Vera’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island on Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:00pm. The family will receive condolences after the service. Donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church or to the Salvation Army would be appreciated


Ross Haines

Haines, Ross Arthur – Died at Kingston General Hospital in his 76th year.  Cherished husband of Joyce Haines.  Beloved Father of Kerry (Ed),  Scott (Cheryl) and Joanne (Jim).  Grandpa to Samantha, Michael, Ashley and Christopher.

Funeral to be held at St. Paul’s on Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 2:00.  Reception in the Church Hall following.   Following the reception at St. Paul’s all are invited back to the Haines’ log home at 2860 Front Road which Ross built with Joyce and loved.
Ed MooneyMOONEY, Edgar – Died peacefully on Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Kingston in his 87th year. Cherished husband of Margaret MacKay. Beloved father of David (m. Emily) and Sheila Mooney. Adored grandpa of Clara. Survived by his sister Elizabeth Stevenson and predeceased by Jack, Ferris Mooney and sister Mary Darling. Fondly remembered by family friend Brenda Piasetzki. A retired teacher of many years with Ernestown Secondary School, he was an avid camper and lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. Edgar was grateful for the kind and professional care he received from the excellent staff which included several former E.S.S. students, at St. Mary’s Palliative Care Unit. The family will receive friends at the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, Main St. Odessa 613-386-7373 on Wednesday July 8th from 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 11am with the Rev. Dr. Z. Dunn officiating. Interment in Vankleek Hill at a later date. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island. Online condolences may placed at www.paynefuneralhome.com 12949978

Kilpatrick_ClintonKILPATRICK, Clinton Gryce – Peacefully passed away at Fairmount Home For The Aged, Glenburnie on Friday July 3, 2015 in his 81st. year.

Beloved son of the late John and Annie (McKee) Kilpatrick.

Dearly loved by Warren & Laureen Kilpatrick of Amherst Island, Marlene Kilpatrick of Winnipeg, Brennan & April (Pattullo) Kilpatrick of Kingston, John & Laurie (Kilpatrick) Moolenbeek of Amherst Island, Kevin & Susanne Kilpatrick of Brewers Mills, Mark & Betty Kilpatrick of Stouville and their families. He will be missed by his cousins, neighbours and friends.

Many thanks to the Nurses, PSW’s and Staff of Fairmount Home for their excellent loving care of Clinton.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to The WARTMAN FUNERAL HOME “KINGSTON CHAPEL”, 980 Collins Bay Road, Kingston, Ontario.

The family will receive friends at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island on Thursday, July 9th from 10 – 11:00 a.m. followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations by cheque to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island or the Kingston Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.