Archived Death Notices
THIBAULT: Violet Mildred
At Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook on Monday, February 22, 2021. Violet (Clark), of Flinton, in her 97th year. Daughter of the late Fred & Lena (Spicer) Clark. Wife of the late Vurden Thibault. Mother of Gary (Valerie) Thibault, Flinton and Yvonne ( Late Michel) Cote, Tweed. -Grandmother of Robert, Candace & Krista Thibault. Great Grandmother of Kylie and Tanner. Sister of Doreen Black, Harlowe and the late Willard, Ken, Laura Cassibo, Ralph, Carl & Wilfred. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, on Wednesday February 24, from 6-8 PM. Private family funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday February 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Cremation. Spring Interment Flinton United Church Cemetery. Donations: Pine Meadow Nursing Home.
ROBINSON: David Dale
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Dale Robinson, of Cordova Lake, in his 81st year. Son of the late William and Frances (Bain) Robinson. Uncle of Pamela Robinson, Campbellford, Bradford (Linda), Cordova Lake and Gail Robinson, Oshawa. Brother of the late Herman Robinson and Gordon "Ted" Robinson. Cremation has taken place. Spring Interment Mount Lawn Cemetery, Whitby.
FERRIER: Deborah Ann Marie
At her home in Marmora, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Deb Ferrier, in her 58th year. Daughter of the late Bruce and Barbara Ferrier. Wife of Bill Pressick. Mother of Stefani and Shay. Step mother of Bradley, Adam, Alicia and Nicole. Sister of Bob Ferrier, Norman Ferrier and the late Terry Ferrier. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements: McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.
NORTHEY: Cindy Louise (nee Morgan)
Peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Monday, February 8, 2021, in her 64th year. Daughter of the late Earl and Sybil Morgan. Loving wife of Ralph for over 40 years. Mother of Nicole, Milton and Cory, Madoc. Grandmother of Brock, Kaylie, Seeley, Sybil, Finn and Davian. Sister of Keith (late Pam), John ( Sharon ), Laurie, Wendy (Kevin) and the late Terry (Barb). Cindy will certainly be missed by all. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Lions Club of Madoc or Emmanuel Christian Academy , Madoc would be appreciated.
GUENETTE: Edna Mae (nee: Bosley)
DRAKE: Esther Helena
At Moira Place L.T.C., on Monday, February 8, 2021. Esther (Sinclair), of Tweed, in her 94th year. Daughter of the late Archie & Alberta (Robbins) Sinclair. Sister of and Calvin Sinclair, Joyce Marshall, Reg and the late Dora Sinclair, Archie, Vincent. A Funeral Service will take place in the spring, with Interment at Victoria Cemetery. Donations: Salvation Army.
HENDERSON: Elaine Katherine
After a courageous battle with cancer; at her home in Tweed, with her loving family by her side, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Elaine Henderson, in her 68th year. Daughter of the late Joan and William Henderson. Beloved wife of Larry Burbank. Loving mother of Adam (Julie-Anne). Proud grandma of Sierra. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements: McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed. Donations to the Gateway Community Health Centre would be appreciated in Elaine’s memory.
BURRIDGE: Barbara Ellen
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Barb (Revoy) of Marmora, in her 78th year. Daughter of the late Walter & Violet (Cooper) Revoy. Wife of the late Roy Burridge. Mother of Ken (Cindy) Marmora; James (Maggie), Marmora; Lois (Jeff) Dennie, Courtice; and Susan (Frank) Johnson, Belleville and the late Mary Pat (Lorne). Grandmother of Andrew (Vanessa) Tracey, Daniel (Angela) Rosenplot, James Burridge, Peter (PJ) Tracey, Jefferey Burridge, Becky Burridge, John Burridge, Breanna Dennie, Kyle Johnson, Zach Johnson, Krystal Upton (Kevin) & Jayce Upton. Great Grandmother of Jay, Levi, Nolan, Liam, Jacob & Isabella. Sister of Marie Cole, Marmora and the late Willy Revoy, Tom Revoy & Sid Revoy. Cremation has taken place. A grave side service will be held at Marmora Common Cemetery, Marmora in the Spring. Donations: Parkinsons Society.
EASON: David Laverne
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 31, 2021, Dave Eason, of Marmora, in his 73rd year. Son of the late Charles and Georgina (Crooks) Eason. Husband of the late Sharon Gore and ex-husband of Elizabeth Eason. Father of Derek Eason, Thornhill and the late Kenneth. Step Father of Theresa Doyle (Chris), Oshawa. Grandfather of Kayla, Amy and Matthew. Great grandfather of Ryan, Joseph, Daniel and Shayne. Brother of Sharon Punnett, Victoria Harbour and Linda Fyfe, Hawkstone. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, on Saturday February 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to invitation only. A Zoom broadcast of the service will be available with the link below.
GILLIS: Doris Velda May
At her home in
McLUCKIE: Donald Thomas
TOBIN: Edward Francis – March 14, 1937 – January 17, 2021
At Quinte Health Care Belleville General Palliative Care, on Sunday, January 17, 2021, in his 84th year. Son of the late Francis and Kathaleen (O’Carroll) Tobin. Beloved husband of Monica (Whalen). Loved by his sons Ed (Colleen) and Greg (Kim), his grandchildren Sarah, Emily, Justin, Nathan and Scott and his great grandchildren Whalen, Tessa, James and Alexander. He is survived by his sisters Margaret Garvey, Geraldine Whalen, Annastasia Cliffe and Evelyn Tobin. Predeceased by his infant brother Jimmy and sisters Aileen Wainhouse and Agnes Tobin. Ed farmed all of his adult life in Madoc Township . He was a graduate of K.A.S. 1956 class. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Madoc. Cremation with Spring Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery . Donations to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Marjorie Doyle (neé Maloney). Marjorie Doyle passed on January 4, 2021 and was in her 93rd year. Marjorie was a kind, caring and gentle woman. She was an amazing mother to Pat Doyle (Sheila), Wayne Doyle (Helen), Terry Doyle (Colleen), Danial Doyle (Joan Westergaard), Dianne Solomon, Darrell Doyle (Francina), and John Doyle (Cindy Knowler). She will be missed by her Grandchidren, Sean Doyle (Mandy), Christine Raj (Munesh), Tyler Doyle, Bryce Doyle, Matthew Doyle (Megan), Brendan Doyle, Colin Doyle (Jen), James Solomon, Jason Solomon, Kevin Solomon, Kyle Solomon, Morgan Rosendal (Kyle), Camille Chapman (Randy), and Travis Houston. Her treasured Great-Grandchildren are Asher, Uriah, Niall, Taevis, Raiden, Brixton, Mae, Ben, Finn (deceased), Lyla, Theo, Skylar, Logan , Connor, Emma and Piper. Marjorie will be missed by her brothers, Joseph Maloney (Bev), and Harold Maloney, as well as her sister-in-law Marilyn Maloney (Michael). Marjorie was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Madeleine, her husband, William Doyle and brothers, Michael Maloney, Bernard Maloney, Leo Maloney (Kay), Paul Maloney (Lois), Daniel Maloney, Pat Maloney (Joan), and Carl Maloney (Joan).
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the family will not be receiving friends in person. A virtual visitation via a zoom link to be posted soon will take place on Saturday, January 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. followed by a zoom funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Spring Interment Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery , Marmora.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Marmora Food Bank.
FALLADOWN: Richard Wray
At his home, on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Rick Falladown, of Madoc, in his 56th year. Son of the late William and Elizabeth Falladown. Brother of Nancy, Debbie, Don and Gary (Christine). Uncle of Sara, Caitlin, Sandra, Stephanie, Adam and Matthew. Cremation has taken place. Spring Interment White Lake Cemetery . Donations: Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
MORTON: Katherine Ethel Evelen
At Kingston General Hospital , on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Kathy Morton, of Madoc, in her 60th year. Daughter of the late Doug and Evelen Morton. Partner of Steve English. Mother of Cassandra Morton, Mathew Morton (Stephanie), Nathan Fraser (Kate) and Tyler Fraser (Samantha). Grandmother of Madison, Evelynn and Miya. Kathy will be missed by her many brothers, sisters, extended family, and Steve’s children, Jenn (TJ), Kim (Josh), Darryl (Katie), Ashley and the late Corrinna and her husband Gord. Cremation has taken place. Donations made to the Heart of Hastings Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
GARDEN: Audrey Isabel
At Quinte Healthcare Belleville General, on Monday, December 28, 2020. Audrey (McMaster), of Belleville, formerly of Tweed, in her 93rd year. Daughter of the late Wesley & Ada (McGee) McMaster. Wife of the late Robert Garden. Mother of Alex and Brenda Garden, Wellington. Grandmother of Rob & Caitlin Garden, Wellington and Laurie & Alfredo Angione, Port of Newcastle. Great grandmother of Parker & Camryn; Vince & Sylvia. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Asphodel Norwood Cemetery. Donations: Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society.
JOHNSTON: Audrey Winnifred
At Victoria Manor, Lindsay, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Audrey ( Anderson ) Johnston , of Queensborough, in her 101st year. Wife of the late Neil Johnston. Mother of Lorena Reid (Garnet), Sharon Turcotte ( Lawrence ) and the late Joy Snell and Murray Johnston (Jean). Grandmother of Jeff, Randy, Michael, Mark, Lisa, Dan and Jason. Loved by 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A private family funeral service was held at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, on Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m. Spring Interment Greenwood Cemetery , Queensborough. Donations: Heart of Hastings Hospice.
SMITH: Leslie James
At his home, on Tuesday, December 9, 2020. Leslie Smith, of Eldorado, in his 89th year. Son of the late George and Mary Smith. Husband of the late June Smith (nee: Parks). Father of Phyllis (late Al)
McPHERSON: David Ernest
On Friday, December 4, 2020. David McPherson, of Cloyne, in his 69th year. Son of the late Ernest & Lois McPherson. Father of Melissa McPherson (Michael Wilson) and Michael McPherson. Grandfather of Madison McPherson. Brother of Sandy (Brian) Fritsch, Susan Andrew-Allen (Ross Allen), and the late Joanne Stafford and Betty Lou Cooke. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
CATERER: Beverly Jean
At Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Bev Caterer, of Madoc, in her 77th year. Daughter of the late Raymond and Olive (Storrings) Caterer. Sister of Shirley (late Jim) Tennyson, Ron (Barb) Caterer, Ken (Brigitte) Caterer, Charles (Elspie) Caterer and the late infant Raymond Caterer. Bev will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Special friend/neighbour of Wayne and Cathy Cassidy and family, and Phoebe Young. The family would like to thank the staff at Bayshore Nursing, Heart of Hastings Hospice, Kingston General Hospital and Belleville General Hospital . Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery , Madoc. Donations to the Heart of Hastings Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
HOLMES: William (Bill) Gordon
With heavy hearts, we are saddened to announce the passing of William (Bill) Holmes, at Campbellford Memorial Hospital , on Monday, November 30, 2020, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Karen (Jones) and loving father to Kate Wright and Kelee (Pete) Paget. Predeceased by father, Gordon. Loving son to mother, Ruth Holmes and loving brother to Garnet (Shirley), Lloyd and sister, Bonnie (Bruce) Askey. Grandfather to Alana and Megan. Great grandfather to three. Bill will be missed by his nieces and nephews. For most of his working life, Bill, a Master Craftsman, was successfully employed as a contractor in Centre Hastings . A celebration of life will be held at a later date in the spring, with interment at Cooper Cemetery . Those who wish may make a donation to Cooper Cemetery or St. Andrew’s United Church , Queensborough. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
MAXWELL: Ronald Austin
Funeral Service will be held at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. Interment Flinton United Cemetery.
GAFFNEY: Helen (Holbert, nee Spencer)
Passed peacefully, at
Mom was blessed with wonderful health throughout her life and enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to travel and enjoyed many road trips across
Jacqueline Susan Smothers
April 12th 1954 - November 21st 2020
In sadness, we announce the passing of Jacqueline "Jackie" Susan Smothers (Nee Gratton) of
HASSE: Karl Herbert “Herb”
At Quinte Health Care Belleville General, on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Herb Hasse, of
McMURRAY: Myrtle Louise
At Caressant Care Long-Term Care, Marmora, on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Myrtle (Gunter) McMurray, of Gilmour, in her 85th year. Wife of the late Leslie McMurray. Mother of Evelyn Bowes (Bruce) and Ralph McMurray (Jennifer). Grandmother of Laura McMurray Dissanyake (Ryan), Jacob McMurray, Bobby Bowes and Andrew Bowes. Great grandmother of Shayla and 2 great grandchildren arriving in 2021. Sister of Helen McMurray (Richard), Clarence Gunter (Jean, deceased) and Carol Yake ( Cal ). Due to COVID restrictions, a private family funeral service will be held at Mount Zion Pentecostal Church , Gilmour, on Wednesday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Gilmour Cemetery (public welcome for interment service). Donations: Mount Zion Pentecostal Church . Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
MULLIN: William James Charles (Bill)
At Heart of Hastings Hospice, on Friday, November 13, 2020. Bill Mullin, of Millbridge, in his 69th year. Husband of Rhonda Peters. Brother-in-law of Bonnie and Harold Foster. Uncle of Lacey Ann (Jeff Purdy). Loved by his many friends and pets. Cremation has taken place. Interment Eldorado Cemetery . Donations to Heart of Hastings Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
GRAY: Jeanette Kathleen
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Friday, November 20. 2020. Jeanette Gray, of Marmora, in her 38th year. Daughter of James & Linda (Empey) Gray, Marmora. Mother of the late Morgan. Brother of James & Sherri, Renfrew. Aunt of Caleb. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Marmora, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Donations: The Gray Family or the Diabetes Association.
SEABORN: Edith Lucille
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Lucille (Kennedy) of Marmora, in her 75th year. Daughter of the late Murney & Lula (Ellis) Kennedy. Wife of Albert Seaborn. Mother of Jeanette Seaborn, Marmora; Lori (Derek) Newton, Peterborough and the late Catherine. Grandmother of Lochlyn Newton and the late Kieran. Cremation. A private interment will take place at a later date. Instead of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation or Stirling Manor.
REID: William Allan (Bill)
At his home with his family, on Friday, November 6, 2020. Bill Reid, of Springbrook, in his 89th year. Son of the late Arthur & Augusta Reid. Husband of 66 years to his beloved wife Edith (Van Allen). Loving father of Jerry (Kathy), Tom (Chris), Rick (Kim), Roger (Jacqueline), Sandra Russett (Darrell). Proud grandfather to several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother of Dan (Helen), Mary Hagerman (Jim) and the late Morton, George and Jack. Survived by sisters-in-law Shirley, Josie and Helen. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora on Sunday, November 8 from 1- 4 p.m. Graveside service will take place at Mont Nebo Cemetery, Springbrook on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Bill to the BGH Foundation (Oncology) or Springbrook United Church would be appreciated.
HASTINGS: John Basil
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020. John Hastings, of Cooper, in his 83rd year. Son of the late Philip and Evelyn Hastings. Husband of Patricia (McCracken) Hastings. Father of Philip Hastings (Valerie Gow), Katherine Hastings (Marc Charbonneau), Nicola Hastings (Kevin Vallely) and Louisa Hastings (Christoph Altehoefer). Grandfather of Justine, Alec, Anna, Caitlin, Arianna, Claire, Eva and Niklas. A long-time resident of Cooper, John was a devoted member of the community, playing an active role in organizing the Cooper Carnival and Madoc Fair Board, and founding and running a bicycle racing club for young cycling enthusiasts. John was always ready to lend a hand, and he will be remembered for his ready smile, gentlemanly manners, and fast cars (the Cooper Speedway won't be the same without him). A small family gathering will be held at Cooper Cemetery on Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m. Due to the risks associated with CoVID-19, for those wishing to pay their respects, we are encouraging you to drive by the Cooper cemetery at around 1:30 p.m. and pay your respects from the safety of your vehicles. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
BONTER: Robert Victor
March 19, 1942- October 21, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Robert Victor Bonter who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family including his loving wife of 55 years, Diana Bonter, 4 children, Jane (Doug), Katherine (Alex), Jim (Shelley), and Joann (Kishor), and 9 grandchildren, Mackenzie, Claire, Liam, Amelia, Emerson, Max, Aylah, Neva, Abay and Joanne Bell, and Morgan and Theo Chudleigh. He will also be missed by his brothers Gary (Susan), Ken (Mary) and Bill, sister Ruth (Don) and sister-in-law Pauline. Predeceased by brother Ted and parents Ruth and William (Bill) Bonter. Robert grew up on
KUNATH: Renate Lieselotte
July 11, 1935 - October 11, 2020
Renate Lieselotte (Ihne) Kunath passed away in her home in Eldorado , ON , on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at the age of 85, with her devoted and loving husband at her side. Renate was the beloved and cherished wife of husband Walter Kunath for over 62 years. She will be forever missed, remembered and loved by her children Walter Jr., Liane (Bob), Ralph (Stacey), and Terry (Dana). Dear loving Omi to her grandchildren Dale, Adam, Brian and Victoria. Renate will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends in Canada, Germany and the U.S.A. Predeceased by her mother Emilie Nierstenhofer and brother Horst Ihne. Renate, also lovingly known as “Mama” and “Mutti”, was loved for her gentle, kind spirit, her devotion to her family and her ability to always see the good in people and situations. She loved travelling back to her homeland Germany , Austria and Cuba . Renate was highly skilled with knitting needles and crochet hooks. She spent many hours knitting hats and mitts for babies in the NICU. She loved carnations and lavender. Most of all, Mutti loved and cherished her beloved husband Walter. Mama, you will be dearly missed and will forever be in our hearts. Rest In Peace. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
BIRD: William Thomas “Bill”
At his home, on Friday, October 16, 2020. William Bird, of Madoc, in his 79th year. Son of the late James and Mildred (Tufts) Bird. Husband of the late Sheila (Francis) Bird. Father of Sandra (Tom) McQuaigg, Larry (Barb) and Lynn ( Blaine ). Grandfather of Alexandria (Joe), Tyrel, Colby (Mackenzie) and Shane. Great grandfather of Bentley and Lochlyn. Brother of the late Jim Bird (Joan), Oshawa . Remembered by his nieces and nephews. Private family service at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc. Interment O’Hara Cemetery. Donations to Heart of Hastings Hospice or Community Care for Central Hastings.
CUDAHY: Donald Francis
May 4, 1960- October 30, 2020.
It is with profound sadness that we announce Dons’ passing. Don was born 60 years ago and has confronted many health challenges. He will be remembered for his intense sense of justice, huge smiles, great laugh and his joy for family gatherings, especially weddings. Don never missed sending birthday and anniversary messages. He loved to eat out, drink Coca Cola, dress well, travel and never missed an opportunity to put us in our place.
Missing him are siblings Margaret Anne (Rob Stubbins), Tom (Sue), Lynne ( Leonard Smart), Steve ( Marilyn), Julie (Rob Goldstein) and Bob ( Ang). Welcoming him into Heaven are parents Basil and Margaret (Hannan) and brother Jerry and sister-in-law Eve. Many extended Hannan and Cudahy family members hold him in their hearts. His friendship with the Dekker family meant the world to Don. Don was a loving uncle to 19 and great uncle to 18 and counting. Enormous thanks to Dr. George Vertes, his miracle worker, Dr. Tharsha Varathaligam and Dr. Rob Stubbins. Arrangements entrusted to McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, Ontario. Donations in his name can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
COATES: Carl Leonard
At Roslin, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Carl Coates, in his 56th year. Son of the late Donald and Carolyn (Humphrey) Coates. Husband of Shelley MacKenzie-Coates. Father of Bryan and David. Brother of Cathy (Robin) Goodfellow, Port Coquitlam, BC; Barbara Coates, Kamloops, BC and Garth (Isabel) Coates, Georgetown. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The funeral service and interment will be private. Donations: Hastings Prince Edward Learning Foundation or the Canadian Mental Health Association.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Heather Chrystal Graham (nee Tyrrell) on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Heather will be sadly missed by her sons Michael (Gemma), Robert (Sheridan) and Troy (Tammy) as well as her dear sister Marian and her brother Dale. Heather is predeceased by her husband Lloyd Graham and her parents Ernest & Marian Tyrrell and brother Brian. Heather’s greatest joy was her grandchildren Kassie, Kayleigh, Noah and Evan. Due to COVID-19 the family will be having a private interment at St. John's Norway Cemetery & Crematorium. Donations in Heather’s name can be made to the Sick Kids Foundation. Arrangements: McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora.
LYNCH: Anna Marie (née Rush)
January 16, 1927 – October 21, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Anna Marie Lynch of natural causes on October 21, 2020 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, in Markham Ontario. The world has lost a wizard of a woman, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt. Born in Stoco, Ontario, Anna enjoyed an accomplished career as a teacher (as did Helen and Doris, her two soul-mate sisters). In addition to her pedagogical acumen and ability to inspire young people with hearing challenges at the Ontario School for the Deaf in Belleville, Anna was completely devoted to her profession and her students.
One small example of this devotion played out in October 1954. Anna had left Bellevillle with a friend and colleague for a weekend getaway in Toronto. When they came to catch their train back to Belleviille, they encountered a completely deserted Union Station, only to learn that Hurricane Hazel (Canada’s largest National Disaster) had descended on the region. All passenger trains had been cancelled and the police had closed the highways in and out of the city.
This was an issue because Anna and her colleague had to teach Sunday School the next morning. Desperate to find a solution, they spied a young man in a CPR uniform whom they knew from Belleville. They begged for help, and eventually learned that a freight train was about to leave for Belleville. Using her intrepid powers of persuasion, the “ever elegant” Anna and her friend negotiated passage and hopped onto the caboose of the freight train (probably wearing high heels). It was a long “stop and go” journey but they managed to arrive in Belleville by daybreak, in time to teach their Sunday School classes.
Anna Rush met Carl Lynch by chance when she drove her parents from Stoco to a chicken supper at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Marmora. Carl was a newly minted Queen’s University graduate who had just scored a job at the local Marmora mine. It turned out that Anna’s mother knew Carl’s aunt, who was also there … and the rest is history. The couple married in Stoco, in September 1956.
Anna and Carl began their life together in Marmora, before moving to Kingston when Carl got a job as a metallurgical engineer with the Aluminum Company of Canada (ALCAN). Several years and three children later, they packed up their brand new 1961 Ford Fairlane and moved to Montréal, where Carl had been promoted to ALCAN’s head office.
Living in Pointe Claire, Québec, Anna became well known for her culinary skills (a great generational talent) and as a hostess extraordinaire. In addition to nurturing her five children, she welcomed many guests including numerous neighbours, nieces and nephews into her home.
Upon Carl’s retirement in 1987, they left the West Island, and moved to Picton, Ontario where they had a lovely home overlooking the Long Reach area of the Bay of Quinte. It was during this time that Anna was able to achieve her lifelong dream of graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University, which she was awarded in 1991.
Eventually, the couple moved to Toronto and then to Markham to be closer to their family.
A legendary “clean freak”, a “warrior worrier” (in the best Irish-Catholic way), and an accomplished watercolour painter, who specialized in portraying perfect little children (totally unlike her own brood of five kids), Anna is survived by her two sisters: Helen Dillon and Doris Stuart, and her five living children: Karen, Nancy, Sheila (Eric LeSausse), David (Arden Warling), and Colleen (Pat Langner). Affectionately known as both “Granna” and “Da” depending on the person, Anna will be very much missed by her seven grandchildren: Aidan and John LeSausse, Kelvin and Kayla Langner, and Sean, Ryan and Colin Lynch.
Anna is predeceased by her husband Carl, their 17-month old son Charlie, and her parents Henigan and Margaret (Laffan) Rush.
The Lynch family would like to thank the caring staff on the second floor at Amica Swan Lake, and the team at Markham Stouffville Hospital who guided Anna through her final days.
In consideration of the COVID-19 environment, a private funeral service will be held for the family, in Marmora, Ontario. Arrangements: McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada or to a local Food Bank.
Anna’s grace, resilience, style, and sense of humour, will always be with us!
At Moira Placed LTC Tweed, on Friday, October 23, 2020. Diny (Hilbers), of Tweed, in her 93rd year. Wife of Bert Hielema. Mother of Syd (Evelyn), Ancaster; Pauline (Rick) Budding, New Hamburg; Gobind (Siri Atma) Khalsa, Santa Barbara; Denise (John) Deen, Minneapolis & Edgar (Karen Zwart Hielema), Toronto. Grandmother of Joya (Igor), Justin (Trish), Adrian, Erica (David), Andrea (Kevin), Alex (Ina), Siri Sumpuran, Harkrishan, Tobin (Sia), Bronwyn (Joey), Aiden (Elizabeth), Peytra & James. Great grandmother of Lyric, Claire, Teddy, Audrey, Eloise & Lucy. Sister of Wim Hilbers, Louise (Henk) Klooster. Sister in law of Jack (Alice) Hielema, Houk (Henk) Heslinga, Drewes (Tiny) Hielema. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Private Interment Victoria Cemetery. Donations: Moira Place LTC Tweed.
WALKER: Murray Arnold
On Friday, October 16, 2020. Murray Walker, of Marmora, in his 88th year. Son of the late Arnold & Pheobe Walker. Husband of Clara Walker (nee: Fleming). Father of Brent (Edith) Walker, Arnold (late Marilyn) Walker, Laurie (late David) Nickle, Tammie (Jim) Wheeler, Sherry (Dave) Maloney. Grandfather of 17 grandchildren, 28 1/2 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Brother of the late James Walker, Robert Walker, and June Snider. Brother-in-law of Gloria Daunter, Darlene, Marlene, Linda, Doug, Gloria, Ken, Cathy, and Margaret. Friends will be received at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, on Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 with a memorial service taking place at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
BEATTY: Brock Austin Lloyd
As the result of an accident, on Monday, October 12, 2020. Brock Beatty, of Tweed, in his 17th year. Son of Brent & Julie (Carmichael) Beatty. Brother of Makayla & Isabella. Grandson of Pat Carmichael, Dennis & Nancy Carmichael and Lloyd & Linda Beatty, Jeannie & Glenn Graham. Loved by his several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020. The funeral service will be private. Interment Victoria Cemetery, Tweed. Instead of flowers, donations to Emmanuel Christian Academy, Madoc.
GRAHAM: Ronald Henry
At Moira Place LTC, Tweed, on Monday, October 12, 2020. Ron Graham, of Tweed, in his 85th year. Son of the late Oliver & Kathleen (Terrade) Graham. Husband of Barbara (Hislop). Father of Cathy (Jim) Weber, Drums, PA and Linda Graham, Tweed. Grandfather of Heidi, Erika, Jimmy, Colleen, Rob, Sarah, Emily, Jennifer, Jamie and Katie. Loved by his 22 great grandchildren. Brother of the late James, Patricia and Gordon. Stepbrother of Brian Baird and Ronald Baird. Cremation has taken place. A public memorial will take place at a later date. Donations: Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society.
HOLLOWAY: Linda Sue
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Linda Holloway, of Marmora, in her 60th year. Daughter of David & Patricia (Couchman) Holloway. Wife for 30 years of William (Bill) Chard. Sister of Debbie Holloway, Moncton, NB. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Zion Cemetery, Malone on Saturday October 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Donations: Heart & Stroke Foundation.
BUCHANAN: Cynthia Ann
May 25, 1932 to March 11, 2020
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Lulu McConnell-Hunt, after her courageous five-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Daughter of the late Sarah Jane and Alexander McConnell. Lulu was predeceased by her husband Robert Henry Hunt, and was mother of Daniel Burns, and extended mother of Judy and Norma Hunt. A member of a large Irish family, Lulu was predeceased by brothers Carl, Thomas, William, Patrick, and Hank McConnell, and sisters Jane (Yovino), Doreen (Lalande), and Mary (Testa). Lulu is survived by sisters Ann (Bougie), Elizabeth (Robillard), and Sharon (Parke), and sisters-in-law Jeanette, Thelma and Joan McConnell. A special thank you to Dr. Charkhzarin, who always made Lulu laugh, the competent palliative care nursing staff and the many wonderful PSW’s at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, who helped Lulu through her final journey. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the McConnell Funeral Home, 112 Durham Street South, Madoc, on Saturday, October 24 at 1:00 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lung Association would be appreciated.
PARKS: Tracy Dawn Louise
Suddenly, at her home in Stirling . Tracy Parks, at age 46. Daughter of Sharon Parks and the late William (Bill) Parks. Sister of Steven Parks (Lori-Ann), Little Britain and Russell Parks (Cindy), Coe Hill. She will be missed by many family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
REID: Larry George
At Quinte Health Care Belleville General, on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Larry Reid, of Trenton, formerly of Tiny, Little Britain and Bannockburn, in his 72nd year. Son of the late Charles and Violet Reid. Husband of Eleanor (Stein) Reid. Father of Larry Jr. (Claire) Reid, Jeffery (Carmen) Reid and Michael Reid. Grandfather of Rachel, Samuel, Tyson, Zachary and Lauren. Brother of Eunice Andrews (late Jack). Brother-in-law of Norman (Carol) Stein, Keith (Lynda) Stein, Sandra Hannah (late Daryl), Stan Stein, Bev (Bryon) Wood, Allan (Pam) Stein, Calvin (Debbie) Stein, and Margaret (Doug) Weichenthal. Larry will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Larry will be greatly missed by Dax and Chase. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Saturday, October 17. Funeral Service in the funeral home on Sunday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Eldorado Cemetery. Donations to the Askennonia Seniors Centre–Country Jammers, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
BRADLEY: Norman Gerald
At Moria Place LTC, Tweed, on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Norm Bradley, of Marmora, in his 89th year. Son of the late Melville & Kathleen (Kenny) Bradley. Husband of Suzanne (Low). Father of David (Mario) Tweed; Scott (Stephen) & John (Sue), Courtice. Brother of Wayne (Inez), Bowmanville; Ken (Joanne), Oshawa and the late Elwood, Len & Keith. Brother in law of Joyce and the late Fran and Doris. Grandfather of Heather, Cameron, Tyson (Kimberlin) & Noah. Ex-father-in-law of Wendy and Patricia. Great grandfather of Kylie and Tyson. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations: Heart & Stroke Foundation.
BANDY: Barbara Marlene (neé White)
At Quinte Health Care, Belleville on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Barbara (White) Bandy, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Bandy. Loving mother of Robin Crossley (Brian), Nancy Markell (Jack) and Scott Bandy. Proud grandmother of Daniel Svensson, Ryan Crossley and Sarena Petruniak (Walter). Great grandmother of Cheyenne and Kaylee. Dearly missed and survived by her siblings Burton, Donny, Frank and Melville. Cremation has taken place. At Barbara's request, there will be no public visitation or service. Arrangements: McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed.
SOLMES: John McKeown
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. John Solmes, of Marmora, in his 90th year. Son of the late Herbert & Frances (McKeown) Solmes. Husband of Carole Fraser. Father of Dan Solmes, Oshawa; Jacqueline (Jim) Douglas, Springbrook and the late Lynda. Grandfather of Jonah & Alyee McGarvey. Brother of Helen Cathcart, Belleville; Edna Conboy, Oshawa and the late Roy & Tom Solmes. Brother in law of Betty Solmes, London and Pat Solmes, Foxboro. Loved by his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 3, 2020 where funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Interment Mont Nebo Cemetery. Donations: St. Mark’s Anglican Church.
McGANN: Jason William
Sadly, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Jason William McGann, of Madoc, in his 45th year. Son of Gail Gibson and the late Leo Michael McGann. Brother of Clinton (Amanda) McGann. Uncle to River. Jason will be missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 2 - 4- p.m. on Saturday, October 3.
BAKER: Charles “ Burton ”
At Hastings Centennial Manor, Bancroft, on Wednesday, September 23rd 2020. Burton Baker, of Bancroft in his 96th year. Son of the late William & Mildred Baker. Husband of the late Ida Baker. Father of Bruce (Karen) Baker, Burton (Carlene) Baker, Faye Jan, Barb (Chris) Jan and the late Beth Wilson. Father in law to Tom Wilson. Grandfather of Aaron, Glenn, Janine, and Jules. Great-grandfather of 4. A private family graveside service has taken place at Gilmour Cemetery , Gilmour. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
BROWNSON: Douglas Albert
On his tractor, doing what he loved, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Doug Brownson, of Bonarlaw, in his 82nd year. Son of the late James & Stella (
Very early on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Barbara Hampton (neé Russell) passed away quietly and peacefully in her sleep at the age of 78. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Nelda Russell as well as her sister Edith (Brolly) and brother Andrew. She will forever be missed by her daughters Elizabeth and Leslie (McConnell), her son in law Thomas, her grandsons Dylan, Findlay, all of her extended family and a dear group of friends. Arrangements: McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora. A ceremony will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at
BURTON : Robert ( Bob ) John
Bob known for his keen wit and everlasting smirk, after a valiant effort, drew his last breath and entered into rest on Tuesday September 8,2020. As always Bob's childhood sweetheart and loving partner Gail, was right by his side. Bob will join his parents Barbara and Norman both predeceased and his beloved animals Sheba, Pal and Kitten Kat just a name a few. Bob will be sadly missed by his brother Scott (Cara) and nephew Jeremy , and good friends alike. At this time Gail would like to thank the staff on Quinte 4 at BGH for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
MURRAY : Cecelia Mary
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital , on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Cecelia Murray, of Marmora, in her 68th year. Loving partner of Paul Speight. Loved by her children and grandchildren. At Cecelia’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public service.
HARRISON : Norman Harry
At his home, on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Norm Harrison, of Madoc, in his 53rd year. Soulmate, best friend and husband of Cheryl (Morin). Loving father of Levy. Stepfather of Alex and André Morin. Brother of Larry (Patti) and Kevin (Kathy). Uncle of Matthew (Bree), Blaine (Serena), Ronny and Carla Harrison, Rebecca and Jacob Dewitt and Ryan and Cassie Reese. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Donations: Addictionx and Mental Health Services Hastings Prince Edward. Arrangements, McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc.
McCALL: Donna Ann (nee Baker)
Passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020, at
BELL: Neil Linton
Neil Linton Bell passed away peacefully, at
RAMSAY: John Douglas “Doug”
At his home, on Monday, August 31, 2020. Doug Ramsay, of Belleville, in his 69th year. Son of the late Frederick and Minnie Ramsay. Father of Mark Ramsay, Amanda Ramsay and David Ramsay (Shannon Spafford). Grandfather of Elijah,
McCREA: Patricia Eileen "Pat" (Donoghue)
Passed away peacefully, in the loving arms of family, after a brief illness, at Quinte Healthcare B.G.H. on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Pat McCrea, of Belleville, formerly Tweed, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Bill McCrea. Loving mother of Margie (the late Larry LeSage),
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THOMPSON: William Stuart
Peacefully at his home, with family by his side, on Saturday, August 22, 2020, after a three year battle with prostate cancer. William Thompson, of Madoc, in his 72nd year. Son of the late Thomas and Shirley Thompson. Dearly beloved husband of Lynda Thompson for 50 years. Devoted father of Laura (
Name: Catherine Morris Clemens (nee Birrell)
Husband: James Edgar Clemens
Birth: June 3, 1935 - Montreal QC
Death: August 19, 2020 - Madoc ON
With her husband, Jim, at her side reading scripture and praying, Cathy (Catherine Morris Clemens) took her final breaths and entered Glory. While her departure is mourned, her home-going is celebrated by those she left behind - husband James Edgar Clemens, children - Mark, Leslie, Heather, Jimmie and Joy (and assorted spouses), her 17 grandchildren (and assorted spouses), 10 great grandchildren, her dear sister-in-law Pat, and many nephews and nieces. Cathy’s life touched many beyond her immediate family who will also miss her deeply.
Cathy was born in
We are grateful to the nurses and PSWs who provided compassionate and competent care throughout this journey. We want to particularly acknowledge the care provided by The Heart of Hastings Hospice over the last two weeks.
There will be a public visitation on Friday, August 28 at
Donations in lieu of flowers: Emmanuel Relief and Rehabilitation Canada,
“GO HABS GO”
HAMPEL: John Paul
Born in 1947, in Fergus, ON, John passed away quietly in his sleep on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Growing up in
In your absence, we must learn new ways to love each other.
CLEMENS: Patrick Joseph “Pat”
At his home, in Marmora, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Pat will be sadly missed by his mother Nina Clemens and her husband Jack Koomen. Predeceased by his birth father Jack Terrion and his adopted father John Clemens. Loving father of James (Amy) Clemens and Patricia Leblanc (Greg). Proud Grampy to Alex, Chelsea and Kara Leblanc and Owen and Milo Clemens. Pat was the oldest brother of Kim (Carl) Kehoe, Jack Clemens and Tracey (Paul) McKenzie and brother-in-law to Anne Clemens. Predeceased by his brother Paul Clemens. Pat will be fondly remembered by his extended family, many close friends and members of the Goat Hill Hunt Club. Cremation with interment at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery has taken place.
CRAVEN: Donna Corrinne (nee: Thomson)
PDDGM Order of Eastern Star
On Friday, August 7, 2020, at the Ross Memorial Hospital , Lindsay. Donna Craven, of Marmora, in her 85th year. Daughter of the late Grace Corrinne & Ranby Thomson. Wife of the late John Edward Craven. Mother of Corrinne (Bruce) Orpwood of Markham , ON , and Cathy (Bruce) Porter of Kirkfield , ON . Grandmother of Jamie (Mike) Moore and Drew (Katherine) Orpwood. Great-grandmother to McKinley Orpwood, Samuel Orpwood, Bryden Moore, and Hunter Moore. Best friend of Patty Gail Peaker, and Roy & Joanne Stone. A private graveside service has taken place at Zion Cemetery , Marmora. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations made to the St. Andrew's United Church , Marmora would be appreciated.
BAYLISS: William “Bill”
Peacefully, at Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital, with his daughter by his side, on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Bill Bayliss, of Milton, in his 74th year. Son of the late Thomas and Joanne Bayliss. Commonlaw husband of 40 years to Pauline Hobbs. Father to Christina Bayliss-Jenkins. Grandfather to Celine Broadbent. Cremation has taken place.
WRIGHT: Malcolm Marvin
At his home in Marmora, on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Malcolm Wright, in his 81st year. Son of the late Ralph and Mary (Elliott) Wright. Husband and best friend of Ellen Fegan. Father of Doug (Lynn), Edmonton; David, Edmonton; Denise (Darren) Legge, Edmonton and the late Debbie (Bob) Buchanan. Step father of John (Patie), Mountain Grove; Linda (David) Lovegrove, Marmora; James, Alberta. Brother of Carol Stevenson, Trenton; Maureena Doughty, Stirling; Joy (Ken) Reid, Marmora; Grant (Kathy) Wright, Trenton; Elliott (Sue) Wright, Trenton; Murray (Sharon) Wright, Marmora; Jennifer (Glen) Hagerman, Gunter. Dearly loved by his several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Beloved uncle to several nieces, nephews and family. Cremation. A memorial service will take place on August 14th at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Dianne Cole, at 436 Evergrown Rd., Marmora (Turn south on Second Line Belmont to Evergrown Rd.). Donations: Heart of Hastings Hospice.
At his home in Marmora, on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Reg Levert, formerly of Toronto, in his 68th year. Son of the late Theresa (Benoit) Levert. Husband of Darlene (Dolph). Stepfather of Tom Cain, Toronto. Brother of Ron Levert, Toronto; Colleen Levert, Havelock. Brother-in-law of Brenda Fell, Havelock. Uncle of Colin Levert, Stephen Ward & Amanda Levert. Cremation. A celebration of life will take place and be announced at a later date.