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Thompson Waters Funeral Home

102 First Ave
Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
(519) 583-1530

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Death Notices - March 2019 - Port Dover Maple Leaf

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Allen McMannMcMANN, Allen – March 22, 2019 at the Norfolk General Hospital, with his wife Jackie at his side. David Allen Lewis McMann was born in 1937 and grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Port Dover, moving to town with his family in 1949. As a teenager in Port Dover, he began his 38-year career with Canada Post, first sorting mail and finally as long-time senior assistant (Port Dover) and postmaster (Jarvis, 1981-1990). Allen may be best remembered for his ever-polite, gentlemanly manner, his passion for fiddle playing, and his pastime as purveyor of Country Candy's much-loved candy floss and apples, a business he inherited from in-laws Harry and Gibby Rolston. Allen was happiest playing his "little red fiddle," first with the Country Driftwoods in the 1960s, and more recently with the Country Snowbirds near his winter home in Largo, Florida. Even beset by Alzheimer's, Allen remembered his fiddle tunes and smiled as he played. In earlier years, Allen and fellow St. John's Ambulance attendant Charlie Bridgwater ran Port Dover's first ambulance service from 1955-1960, working day and night with a cast of volunteers, providing first aid to the town's injured and ill and rushing victims to hospital.
https://www.portdovermapleleaf.com/death-notices-march-2019/

Manslaughter charge in fentanyl-related death - Simcoe Reformer

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Norfolk man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the March 2 death of Ashley Gravelle, 35. of Port Dover. FACEBOOK PHOTO Share Adjust Comment Print A Norfolk man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a Port Dover woman earlier this month.Thursday, an OPP detective ordered the arrest of two Norfolk residents in connection with the March 2 death of Ashley Gravelle, 35.Morgan Daniel Fick, 21, has been charged with manslaughter, possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking, possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, and trafficking cocaine and fentanyl.Carilyn Michelle Deming, 23, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking and trafficking cocaine.A death notice posted by the Thompson-Waters Funeral Home in Port Dover says Ashley Gravelle – also known as Ashley St. Jules – "passed away suddenly" on March 2."Ashley was passionate about the care and rescue of animals," the notice said. "She enjoyed her job as a sandwich...
https://www.simcoereformer.ca/news/local-news/manslaughter-charge-in-fentanyl-related-death

Death Notices - February 2019 - Port Dover Maple Leaf

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 95 Oak St., Simcoe. Pastor Jeff Vandermeer officiating. Interment to follow at Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Huntington's Society or St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com John "Reb" FelkerFELKER, John Garnet "Reb" of Port Dover, passed away at his residence surrounded by the love of his family and close friends on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in his 80th year. Cherished husband of Jackie Johansen. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jason and Josie of Simcoe and Quinn and Denise of Fisherville. Proud grandfather of Owen and Grant. He will be sadly missed by his nephew and nieces. Predeceased by his son Dean, his parents Evelyn and James, and his sister Sheila. Reb retired from Stelco after 20+ years service and was active on the retirement committee for United Steelworkers Local 8782. He had great memories of his farm in Caledonia where he loved spending time with family and friends. Reb was the former President and Life Member of the Black Hawks Motorcycle Club, Hamilton. Port Dover's Friday 13th was a day he always enjoyed. He was also a former member of the band RD and The 30 Day Plan. Reb was well known in the Port Dover area and will be sadly missed by his many friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Reb on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to the Port Dover Life Line Food Bank would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca John RichardsonRICHARDSON, John Kenneth — passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Juravinski ...
https://www.portdovermapleleaf.com/death-notices-february-2019/

Death Notices March 2018 - Port Dover Maple Leaf

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hoover. Graydon will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. Graydon was a community leader and involved extensively with St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen, Port Dover Harbour Museum, City of Nanticoke Library Board as treasurer for many years. Graydon was a veteran of WWII, he taught pilot flying instructions in many locations. He taught school in Walsh, many other rural schools as well as Burtch Correctional Facility. He farmed in Nanticoke and then retired in Port Dover. At Graydon’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be a private family service at Christ Church Cemetery, Nanticoke at a later date. Pastor Marc Bertrand to officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314) If so desired, donations may be made in Graydon’s memory to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.comNorma Lillian BaileyBAILEY – Norma Lillian: Passed away on February 21, 2018 after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Chatham, Ontario. She is survived by her beloved husband Bill of Port Dover. Loving mother of Pam of Brantford, sister Betty of Jarvis, a niece and 8 nephews. “Often a lonely heartache, many a silent tears but always a beautiful memory of the one we loved so dear”. In keeping with Norma’s wishes cremation has taken place with no visitation or service. The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in Norma’s memory are asked to consider The Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.comPublished March 14thJudy AllisonALLISON, Judith (Judy) — Passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Judy Allison of Simcoe in her 74th year. Loving sister and Aunt of Bob Robinson and his son Todd...

Crematorium proposed for Simcoe - Simcoe Reformer

Friday, February 17, 2017

Duesling said Tuesday. “We just want to make sure we’ve covered everything.”Bradfield took notice last year when the former Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Blue Line Road near Port Dover came up for sale. The former school house is located next to the Port Dover Cemetery and is zoned for a crematorium.Bradfield thought about making a move but decided that would be problematic.He said families tend to be quite spiritual and emotional when a loved one passes on. Bradfield said some potential customers would have been put off by the fact that another religion used the building before it became a crematorium.“It wasn’t satisfactory because it was used by a religious sect already,” Bradfield said. “To some, it would continue to have the spirits of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the walls. The place I’m looking at is much more neutral to everybody.”The walls of the proposed building are 14” thick while the roof is 10” thick. Bradfield says it was built as a shooting range for soldiers.As a monument maker, Bradfield has had many years to think about funerals and bereavement. If he receives the green light, his plan could have a major impact on after-life services.Bradfield is working with researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton to apply microwave technology to the cremation process.Cremations are energy-intensive because the human body is 60 percent water. The break-through Bradfield has in mind would steam off the moisture before cremation. This would clear the way for a much more efficient incineration of remains.“It’s a revolutionary idea,” Bradfield said. “It’s going to change the funeral industry.”Cremation has become an increasingly important funerary option in recent years. Norfolk’s community services department says the cremated remains of 59 individuals were interred at Oakwood Cemetery in Simcoe last year versus 55 full burials.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2017/02/09/crematorium-proposed-for-simcoe

‘Write me soon. Stay safe’: A story of Canada’s opioid crisis, told in letters from prison - The Globe and Mail

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

At her home in Guelph, Ont., Moira Barber lays out one of the letters between her common-law husband, Albert (Manie) Daniels, and Spencer Kell, his old cellmate at Ontario's Maplehurst prison. Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail When Spencer Kell got out of jail last spring, leaving his cellmate Manie Daniels behind, the two friends started exchanging letters. Mr. Daniels's, written in flowing cursive script, came to Mr. Kell in Ottawa, where he was trying to stay clean and build a new life. Mr. Kell's, in bold block letters, arrived at Maplehurst prison in Milton, Ont., where Mr. Daniels was serving out the final months of his latest stretch behind bars. Their brief correspondence shines a light on the dangers that former prisoners face in the midst of Canada's opioids crisis. Mr. Daniels's full name was Albert Joseph Daniels. His Cree name was Little Buffalo that Runs Against the Herd. His mother and sisters called him Manie – little man – because he was the only boy in the family. Story continues below advertisement He was torn away from his home on Saskatchewan's Peepeekisis First Nation to be educated in church-run res...
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-write-me-soon-stay-safe-a-story-of-canadas-opioid-crisis-told-in/

Bane, Jean Hypes - NRVN News

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Carla Williams (and Rodney) of New Castle, VA; Ann Armel (and Bryan) of Cody, WY, Webb Hypes (and Carol) of Bridgewater, VA, Watt Hypes (and Jann) of Culpeper, VA, Dayton Hypes (and Karen) of London, Ontario, Canada; Trenor Hypes (and Maggie) of Charleston, SC; Eugene Miller Bane, Jr. (and Becky) of Salem, VA; Nancyanne Schultejans of St. Louis, MO; James Bane (and Eileen) of Golden, CO; Nancy Bane Peery Olson (and David) of Fayetteville, NC; and Brenda Bane Fanning (and Ronnie) of Pearisburg, VA. She is remembered as a loving and caring woman devoted to her family, friends, God, and her community. Jean Bane will be deeply missed by all. The family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be held March 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on March 28 at the A. Vest Funeral Home in White Gate, VA with Rev. Gary Poff, pastor of Castle Rock Baptist Church presiding. Burial will follow at the Walkers Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you remember Jean Bane with a donation to the Trenor Cemetery Fund, c/o Sarah Fisher, 24904 Craigs Creek Rd, New Castle, VA 24127 or a charity of your choice. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://nrvnews.com/bane-jean-hypes/

A Celebration Of Life: Bruce Wilkie - PuslinchToday

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Squamish. Bruce was born in Perth, Scotland and emigrated to Vancouver in 1955. He graduated from North Vancouver High School in 1958 then attended UBC for two years prior to acceptance into the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. Bruce graduated in 1965 from the OVC, winning the Winegard medal as the top student. The same year he married Dorothy Ann Gibb, whom he'd met during High School. After a year of clinical practice in Chilliwack, BC, Bruce and Dorothy moved to New York state where Bruce completed his PhD at Cornell University in 1971 in Veterinary Immunopathology. Two years of post-doctoral work in Bern, Switzerland was followed by an appointment to the Ontario Veterinary College in 1973, as professor of Veterinary Immunomicrobiology. Bruce had a distinguished career at the University until retiring in 2006, after which he was granted the title University Professor Emeritus honouring his outstanding research record and significant contribution to the training and development of numerous graduate students. In 2015 the OVC Alumni Association named Bruce the Distinguished Sciences Alumnus for his long, productive academic career. Notable, Bruce and his colleague Patricia Shewen developed a highly successful vaccine for Shipping Fever Pneumonia in cattle, called Presponse. This innovation earned a Bronze Trophy in the 1989 Canada Awards for Business Excellence. Bru...
https://www.puslinchtoday.ca/2019/03/04/a-celebration-of-life-bruce-wilkie/