Obituary Archive


COLLINS, Lorne Edward ( Longtime Eramosa Spinach Farmer)

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on Friday July 15, 2016. Lorne Collins of Eramosa in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Peggy Lockhurst for over 50 years. Loving father of Paul (Robin), Mark (Shelley), and Doreen Alexandris (Tony). Cherished

grandpa of Emily, Addison, Bailey, Michael, William, Chelsey, Scott, and Dustin. Lorne will be sadly missed by his sister, brothers, extended family, and friends. A private family service has been held. The family would like to thank the Palliative Nursing Team, and Hospice Wellington for their compassionate care. If desired donations to Hospice Wellington in Guelph would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


BURT, William (Bill) John 

 Peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on Wednesday July 6th, 2016. Bill Burt of Hillsburgh, in his 73rd year. Loving father of Kimberley Burt (Craig) of Brampton, John Burt (Sandi) of Hillsburgh, and Donny Burt (Michelle) of Hillsburgh. Cherished Grampy of Robbie, Kayla, Samantha, Bryanna, and Brayden. Dear brother of Roberta (Bobbie) and her husband Clifford of Dundas. Predeceased by sister Donna Crew and her husband Jim. Bill will be sadly missed by his special companion Bandit. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Hillsburgh Arena upstairs, 95 Main St., Hillsburgh, on Thursday July 14th from 2-6 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin.


TOCHER, Steven Kent ( Local Lifelong Entertainer)

Peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital, on Monday July 4th 2016. Kent Tocher of Guelph, formerly of Hillsburgh in his 70th year. Beloved husband to Catherine Higgins for 50 years. Loving father of Holly Tocher of Orangeville, and Chris Tocher and his wife Mary of Ancaster. Cherished grandfather of Eric Rahn of Guelph. Dear brother of Diane Tocher of Guelph, Paul Tocher of Wallaceburg, and Lee and Barb Tocher of Hillsburgh. Kent will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South (Wellington Road # 52) Erin , on Monday July 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Burn’s Presbyterian Church 155 Main Street Erin, on Tuesday July 12th at 11:00 am. With Rev. James Knott, and Rev. Deacon Irene Walback officiating. If desired donations to the Hospital for Sick Children, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


GILLESPIE, Marjorie Dean

Peacefully at home on Thursday May 26, 2016. Marj Boles of Guelph, formerly of Erin, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Bob Gillespie (1995). Loving mother of Linda Sketchley and her husband Steve of Erin. Cherished grandmother of Shane and Savannah. Survived by her sister-in-law Marjorie McKee (Don) of Guelph. Marjorie will be sadly missed by her extended family, and many friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South (Wellington Road # 52) Erin, where the funeral Service will be held on Monday May 30th at 2:00 pm. with Rev. Irene Walback officiating. Interment, Erin Union Cemetery. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. If desired donations to the Upper Credit Humane Society, or the Erin Union Cemetery Improvement Fund would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Online condolences can be left at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


GALLANT, Zachary

Suddenly in Guelph on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the age of 25. Loving father of Caleb and Serenity. Much loved son of Christine and Gordon Gallant. Dear brother of Simone and Tasha. Loving grandson of Gail and David Quesnel and special nephew of Lisa Kotyk (Cordell Hiscock). Zachary will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends. A Funeral Service will take place at The Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., S., Erin on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation on Monday from 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the C.A.M.H. Foundation, Bell Gateway Building, 100 Stokes St., 5th Floor, Toronto, Ont. M6J 1H4 would be appreciated by the family.


QUACKENBUSH, James (Jim)

Suddenly at Trillium Health Centre on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Jim Quackenbush of Erin in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of Mary Lou.  Loving father of Lori (Murray) Robertson, Christina (Ted) James, Tracy (Rob) Clark and Michael Quackenbush.  Cherished Papa of Jamie, Jessi, Joseph, Zach, Brittany, Kenzie, Robert, Natalie, Tasha, Morgan and Courtney.  Loving great-grandfather of Alexander, Justin and Siera.  Dear brother of Verna (Doug), Vera, Lorne Jr. (Eileen) and Edna (Alan).  Predeceased by Larry (Edith), Bill (Leonora) and Roy.
 Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Jim’s life will take place at the Erin Legion on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin, Ont.
 


RAWLING , Ann Marie - September 8, 1930 - April 26, 2016

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph. Ann Rawling of Guelph, formerly of Erin, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Edward Rawling for 60 years. Loving mother of Hugh Rawling (Dorli), Meri Rawling-Taylor (Predeceased by son-in-law Scott, 2015), Kathy Rawling, and Michael Rawling (Kate). Cherished Grandma of Ali, Max, Maddie, Angus, Hadley, and Talia. Ann will be missed by her brother Dr. Hugh (Sandy) Robertson of New Orleans. Ann was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Brescia - Home Economics 1954) Ann was our guiding light and inspiration to her family and everyone she met. She had incredible passion and determination for everything she touched, including food, flowers and all creatures great and small. We will miss our amazing Ann, Wife, Mom, Grandma, Sister and Friend. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home 5399 Main Street South (Wellington Road 52) Erin on Friday April 29th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church 81 Main Street, Erin, on Saturday April 30th at 11:00 am. If desired, donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Online condolences can be made at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


MILNE, Martha (Mattie) Jordan

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Mattie Milne of Mississauga in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Ian (2008). Loving mother of Michelle Germaine and her husband Paul of Chicago, Illinois and Monique Milne and her husband Doug Pease of Hillsburgh. Cherished Grandma of Kyle and Nicole. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Visitation on Friday from 10:30 until time of service. If desired, donations to The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


FULLER, Janie Heather (nee Robbins)

 On Friday April 22, 2016, at her home in Erin, born December 18, 1951. It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of the love of my life, and heartbeat at the age of 64 years. Janie was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario and is predeceased by her father Harvey, mother Joyce, and her brother Doug. Wife to Rob, mother to Mathew (Jaime), and Morgan (Scott). Sister to Pat (Graham), Terry (Bonnie), Len (Liz) and sister-in-law Eleanora. Dutchess to Aaron, Cameron, and Jackson. Janie will be sadly missed by her extended family, and many friends. Her laughter and sense of humour filled our lives and home, which raised our spirits. Janie was the funniest person I knew, and we shared so many fun times together. Please join us for a Celebration of Her Life at Butcher Family Funeral Home ( 5399 Wellington Road 52) Main Street South, Erin on Tuesday April 26th at 2:00 pm. Visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. If desired donation to the ALS Society ( in honour of brother Doug) would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Online condolences can be made at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


CUTTING, Ted

Passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on April 19, 2016 at the age of 73. After a successful Air Canada career, Ted pursued his passions of golf and growing tomatoes. He loved his trees, his border collies, his cat, his wild birds and his hot tub. Ted was loved and will be missed forever by his wife Diane as well as his sons Shaun, Jamie (Sheri) and stepson Jeff (Carolyn) and grandchildren Robert and Jessica. Ted is survived by his siblings Anita, Gerald, Paul and Murray. He is predeceased by his brother Bob. Visitation will be held at Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, Ted would like you to pursue your passions. At Ted's request, there will be no service. Online condolences may be made at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


WATSON, Teresa Linda

(Longtime employee of the Erin Advocate) Peacefully at McKenzie Health Centre, in Richmond Hill on Sunday April 10th, 2016. Teresa Watson of Erin, in her 56th year. Beloved wife of Ross Watson, for 30 years. Loving mother of Katie Watson and her husband John of Richmond Hill. Dear sister of Rick Allan. Teresa will be sadly missed by her extended family, and friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home 5399 Main Street South, (Wellington Road # 52)Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday April 14th at 2:00 pm. Visitation on Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm. If desired donations to a charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Online condolences can be made at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


COOK, Gloria Jean 

Suddenly at Headwaters Health Care Centre, in Orangeville on Thursday March 17, 2016. Gloria (McQuarrie) Cook of Erin, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Wayne Cook, for 54 years. Loving mother of Tracey Peavoy and her husband Paul of Orangeville, and Martin Cook of Erin. Cherished girl poppa of Harley, and Lucy. Dear sister of Nadine Bradley, Marg Thompson, and Donna Smith. Predeceased by brothers Bruce McQuarrie, Jack McQuarrie, and sister Eileen Fudge. Gloria will be sadly missed by her extended family, and friends. A Celebration of Gloria’s life will be held at the Erin Legion, on Friday March 25th at 11:30 am . Visitation at the legion from 10:30 am, until time of service. If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin (519)833-2231. Online condolences may be made at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


BRODERICK, Mark Trevor 

 ( Long-time employee of Suputo Dairy in Georgetown) Suddenly on Sunday March 6, 2016. Mark Broderick of Erin, formerly of Guelph, and Fergus, in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Shelley (Bianchi) Broderick. Loving father of Trevor. Much loved son-in-law of Sylvia Bianchi, and Walter Bianchi (2001). Son of Glynn and Ellen Broderick. Brother of Kim Wood. Mark will be sadly missed by his extended family, and friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home 5399 Main Street, South (Wellington County Road # 52) Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday March 11th at 2:00 pm., with Rev Irene Walback officiating. Interment, Norval Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday evening from 7-9 pm. If desired donations to Kerry’s Place, 400 Elizabeth Street, Guelph, Ont. N1E-2Y1, or Active Lives After School, 243 Oakwood Cres. Orangeville, Ont. L9W-4M9, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

Online condolences may be left at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


NORTON, Jean Isabel 

Peacefully at Wellington Terrace in Fergus,on Saturday, March 5, 2016.  Jean ( Middleton) Norton, of Guelph, formerly of Georgetown in her 91st   year. Beloved wife of the late Garnet (Dan) Norton ( 2013). Loving mother  of  Carol  (Carly) Whorley and her husband Keith of Georgetown, Bonnie Draper and her husband Marshall of Fergus, and Judy Burke of Brockville. Predeceased by Daughter Myrna Reinhart (2015). Cherished grandmother  of Kim, Karen, Becky, Jim, Jeff, Joe and Julie.  Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by sisters Lucy, Betty, and brother Ted, and by infant sister Marjorie.
 Jean  will be sadly missed by all her extended family and friends.
Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 9th , 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery in Georgetown. Visitation on Wednesday from 1:00pm.  until service time.  If desired, donations to The Wellington Terrace (Garden Fund) 474 Wellington Road # 18 , Fergus Ontario N1M OA1,  would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

Online condolences may be left at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


RATHBUN, Barry Nelson ( Long time Owner/Operator of F.A.F. Enterprises)

Peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on Friday February 26, 2016. Barry Rathbun of Hillsburgh, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Gleidy Martinez Poll, and the late Rhonda Boyce (2005). Loving brother of Ellen Thomson, and her husband Ray of Rockwood. Predeceased by sister Mary Joan Fisher (2015). Dear brother-in-law of Blaire Fisher of Waterloo. Predeceased by his parents Nelson and Rillie Rathbun. Barry will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends in Ontario, and by his second home in Cuba. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S. (Wellington County Rd. 52) Erin on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 81 Trafalgar Rd. Hillsburgh, on Wednesday March 2nd at 2:00 pm. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. If desired donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Hillsburgh, or the Hillsburgh Fire Department, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

Online condolences may be left at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


MacKay, Charlene Richarda (nee Kartechner)

Peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Charlene MacKay of Erin/Guelph at the age of 50. Beloved daughter of Virginia King. Loving sister of Gail (Earl) Gore and Michael King, both of Orangeville. Cherished grand-daughter of Molly and the late Herman Kartechner. Dear niece of Robert Kartechner and loving aunt of Melissa and Brandon Gore. Charlene will be sadly missed by her extended family and many friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin where the Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private family burial at Memory Gardens in Breslau at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


ROOT, John Bennett

John Bennett Root, in his 83rd year, died peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2016. Bennett was the beloved husband of Diana (Churcher) for almost 60 years, loving father of John (Darlene Maurer), Kathy (James Root Parr), Adrienne (Stuart Shaw), Michael (Angela Eady); grandfather of Athena (Geoff Pearce), Valerie, Ariel, Eric, Andrew and Rachael; great-grandfather of Rayna, Lincoln and Isaac Pearce; brother of Evelyn (David), George (Ann d., Leita), Robert (Barbara), Clayton (Charlene); brother-in-law of Marilyn (Bob Pharoah); uncle of many nieces and nephews; predeceased by grand-daughter Julia Root, sister Marie and parents John and Lillie Root. His family would like to thank the Elliott Community, particularly the staff on Wellington, for the excellent end-of-life care he received.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillsburgh Baptist Church, 21 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh. Visitation will be one hour before. A reception will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillsburgh Baptist Church, The Elliott Community, or The Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin (519) 833-2231. Condolences may be offered at butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


BROWN, John Herbert 

Peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family, on Wednesday February 17, 2016. John Brown of Erin, formerly of Burk’s Falls, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Betty Mowatt, for 49 years. Loving dad of Rory Freeman of Guelph, Kevin Brown and his wife Melanie of Erin, and Dougie Brown and his wife Tracey of Erin. Predeceased by daughter Tamara Lynn ( 1967). Cherished poppa of Kaylee, Kaitlynn, Danae, and Justin. Great poppa of Trey. Dear brother of Mary Downing and her husband Derek of Emsdale, and Donald Brown of Sundridge. Uncle of Debbie and Steven. John will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home 5399 Main Street, South (Wellington County Road # 52) Erin on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 pm. Visitation on Saturday from 10: 30 am until time of the Funeral Service. Then to Opatovsky Funeral Home Dempster Chapel, 210 Ontario Street, Burk’s Falls where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday February 22nd at 2:30 pm. Visitation on Monday from 1:00 pm until time of the Funeral Service. Spring Interment, Berriedale Cemetery, Burk’s Falls. If desired donations to the Upper Credit Humane Society, 5383 Trafalgar Road, RR#2, Erin, Ontario N0B 1T0 would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Online condolences can be made at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


BOSTICK, John (Jack)

Peacefully at Bethell House in Inglewood on Monday February 15, 2016. Jack Bostick of Erin in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Anne (nee Kilfillen). Loving father of Wayne (Kim) Boudreau of Barrie and predeceased by daughter Shelley, and son Harold. Cherished Grandpa of Stephanie and Melissa (Brent) and six great-grandkids. Dear brother of Robert and Harold. Jack will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Jack’s life will be held in New Brunswick at a later date. Donations to Bethell House Hospice, Box 75, Inglewood, Ont. L7C 3L6 would be appreciated. 


RICHARDSON, Kevin Martin

Suddenly at home in Hillsburgh on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the age of 55. Kevin was predeceased by his father Roger in 1968, his brother Sean in 1971 and his mother Mary in 1984. He will be sadly missed by his friends in the Erin and Hillsburgh area. Cremation had taken place and there will be no formal visitation or funeral. Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin, Ont.


NEILSON, Robert (Bob) Alexander 

Passed away suddenly at home on Friday January 22, 2016. Bob Neilson of Hillsburgh, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Wanda Neilson (Lawrence). Loving father of Stan Neilson, and wife Janice of London, Shirley Schuy , and her husband Hans of Kitchener, and Glenn Neilson of Erin. Predeceased by son John (1965). Cherished grandfather of Rob , Natalie, Jennifer,  Anita, Nicole, Karen, Dan , Kevin, and Karen. Great grandfather of Justin, Ashley, Brittany, Benjamin, Katherine, Shannon, Sarah, Seana, and Evelyn. Great great grandfather of Nathan, Cameron, and Nicholas. Predeceased by his sister Irene Gilbert

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South (Wellington County Road 52) Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday January 27th at 2:00 pm. With Rev Susan Boddaert officiating. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. If desired donations to Lions Foundation of Canada Guides Dogs, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


CHAMBERS, Cecil Harold

(Longtime Real Estate Broker in Erin) Peacefully at Hospice Wellington, in Guelph, on Friday January 15, 2016. Cecil Chambers of Guelph, formerly of Erin, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Marion Chambers ( nee, McKessock) 2003. Loving father of Rosemary Chambers and her husband Glenn Joynt of Winnipeg, Colin Chambers and his wife Crystal Lyons of Peterborough, and Maralee Hughes and her husband Paul of Guelph. Cherished Grandpa of Erica and Matthew Joynt, Rachel and Gareth Hughes, and Lauren Chambers. Predeceased by his brothers Stan, Earl, Cliff, and sisters May, and Verna. Cecil will be greatly missed by his extended family, and many friends.The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home 5399 Main Street South (Wellington County Road # 52) Erin on Monday January 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to Hospice Wellington, or the Guelph General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. On-line condolences may be made at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca


Heather Lenora DOW (nee Gleason)

Of Erin, Ontario, died on Saturday January 9, 2016 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital from cancer. Devoted wife of Richard William Dow and adoring mother to Nancy Cora Dow, Heather was 71 and born on April 11, 1944 in Montreal, Quebec to Annie Stevenson Bonner of Scotland and John Longworth Gleason of Quebec. Heather attended Marymount High School in Montreal then worked as a dental assistant. In 1968 she became the loving wife of Richard and together they raised Nancy. After moving to Erin, Ontario from Rawdon, Quebec, Heather worked at the Erin District High School and dedicated herself to raising a strong, kind and independent daughter. During her spare time Heather volunteered at the Upper Credit Humane Society where she was able to express her passion for animals in the kindest way. A quiet & unique soul, Heather often-caught people by surprise with her wit and candor. Survived by her darling sister Patricia Gleason, her cherished brothers Robert & John Gleason and predeceased her brother Michael Gleason. Proud aunt of Heather Harrison, Dawn Gleason, Valerie Gleason, Kim Rogers, Rick Harrison, Douglas Harrison, Bobby Gleason, Tim Gleason, Richard Easterbrook & Lisa Dow. Darling great aunt to Alexandra Worth. Her spirit will be greatly missed by her dearest friends of Erin & NDG, Joan Fraser, Carol Baillie, Fran Brownrigg, Shirley Reddy & the late Darlene Arsenault. Family & friends may call at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S. (Wellington country Rd.#52), Erin N0B 1T0 on Friday January 15, 2016 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm followed by her celebration of life immediately thereafter. Special thanks to the thoughtful staff at Sunrise Assisted Living, the caring staff at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Dr. L Benjamin & Dr. J Bailey. If desired, donations in memory of Heather can be made to the Upper Credit Humane Society. On-line condolences may be made at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca.


GILLESPIE, Gordon James

Passed away peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Sunday, January 3, 2016. James Gillespie of Erin in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Dear son of Dr. Jean and the late Gordon Gillespie (2011). Loving brother of Peter (Yvonne) and Vicky Gillespie. James will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends. A Celebration of Life will take place at St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church, 24 Millwood Dr., Erin on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 7:30.  If desired, donations to Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated by the family.


ROLLINGS, Carol Patricia (nee Jefferson)

Peacefully and courageously after a short illness at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Carol Rollings of Orangeville, formerly of Brampton and Shelburne at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Dominic Contin and the late Edmund Rollings. Loving mother of Wayne (Barb) Contin of Hillsburgh and Wendy Morris of Brampton. Cherished Gramma of Rebecca (Drew) Gwilliams, Shawn (Lydia) Contin , Wayne Morris, David Contin (Heather Sanderson) and Kimeka (Leroy) Chambers. Also a much loved Gramma to her 12 great grandchildren. Special sister (Tweenie) to Kay Pegg, Mary MacDougall, Walter ( Marie) Jefferson and Peter (Maureen) Jefferson. Predeceased by her brother John and survived by her sister-in-law Gail. Carol will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, friends and her honorary grand daughter Veda.

A Memorial Service will take place at Centre Fellowship Church, 375 Hansen Blvd., Orangeville, on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. If desired, donations to Headwaters Health Care Centre or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A huge thank-you to the staff at Headwaters for your wonderful care. Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin (519-833-2231).


MONTGOMERY, Lawson 

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph, with his family by his side on Wednesday December 23, 2015. Lawson Montgomery of Fergus, formerly of Erin, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Janette Montgomery (Wilson) for 53 years. Loving and devoted father of Laurie (Kevin), Kelly (Blaine) and Gary (Diane). Proud grandfather of Jordan, Brittany, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Ashley and Nicole. Predeceased by his brother Bryan Montgomery.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home 5399 (Main Street South) Wellington Road # 52, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday December 29th at 11:00 am. with Rev. Jeff Davison officiating. Visitation on Monday evening from 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Wellington ( 795 Scotsdale Dr. Guelph,Ont. N1G 3R8, or Jump Start (C/O Canadian Tire, 2180 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ont. M4P 2V8), would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


FRASER, Sherri Lynn 

Tragically as the result of car accident on Monday December 21, 2015. Sherri Lynn Fraser of Hillsburgh, in her 36 th year. Beloved wife of Ryan Vandertol.. Loving mother of Nathan. Cherished daughter of Al and Lynn Fraser of Hillsburgh. Daughter-in-law of Obe and Kathryn Vandertol of Orangeville. Dear sister of Jeremy (Katie), and Melissa (Kyle). Sister-in-law of Adam Vandertol (Gill).

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 (Main Street South) Wellington Road # 52, Erin, Ontario where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday December 28th at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow. Vistation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. If desired donations to the Sick Childrens Hospital, Cardiac Kids Fund, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


SCHMID, Richard

Richard Schmid passed peacefully at Dufferin Oaks Retirement Home in Shelburne on Wednesday, December 16th 2015. Richard had just turned 81 in October. Beloved husband of Monica for 48 years, she held his hand to the very end.  Loving father of Rick and Marc of Belfountain, Eric and his wife, Tina, of Brampton, cherished grandpa of Logan and Kirsi. Dear brother of Erika of Switzerland, predeceased by brothers Wilfred, Hans, and Edwin. Richard will be greatly missed by extended family and many friends. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at the Belfountain Village Church (17258 Old Main St., Belfountain) Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2pm, followed by a reception. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin, 519-833-2231.


McGIBBON, Catherine Conn

Peacefully at home on Monday December 14, 2015. Tassie McGibbon of Erin, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late James Ian McGibbon (2001). Loving mother of Kate Cook, Jamie McGibbon, Alexandra Berry, and Nick McGibbon. Cherished grandmother of five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. A Celebration of Life for Tassie will be announced at a later date. In keeping with Tassie’s generous nature donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home , Erin.


PEETERS, John Stephen

Peacefully at Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket on Thursday, December 10, 2015 as the result of a heart attack. John Peeters of Erin in his 55th year. Beloved son of Jean Peeters of Erin and the late Harry Peeters (2013). Loving brother of Kenneth Peeters of Orangeville and Marian Trumpler and her husband John of Michigan. Dear uncle of Sarah (Joe), Matthew (Andrea), Jenna, Kenny, Trevor and great uncle of Benjamin and Hanna. John will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S. (Wellington Rd. 52), Erin where the Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Spring Interment at Coningsby Cemetery. Visitation on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Southlake Regional Hospital, Coronary Care Unit, 596 Davis Dr., Newmarket, Ont. L3Y 2P9, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


FLAHERTY, Bernard Joseph

 Passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on Wednesday December 2, 2015. Bernie Flaherty of London and Erin was in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Christine Flaherty. Loving father and best friend to Paul (Helen) Flaherty, Dave (Alina) Flaherty, Joanne (Mark) Campbell, John (Betty Anne) Flaherty, Marianne (Dave) Harrison and Michael (Gaitanne) Flaherty. Dear brother of Ken, Doran, and Mary. Proud grandpa and biggest fan of 21 wonderful grandkids who love him dearly and who Bernie cherished. Michael Flaherty, Mark Flaherty, Ryan (Courtney) Flaherty, Geoffrey Campbell, Sheila Flaherty, Katelyn (Colin) Campbell, Jaclyn Flaherty, Taylor Campbell, Anna Flaherty, Wesley Campbell, Mitchell Harrison, Craig Flaherty, Kelly Flaherty, Sharon Flaherty, Brittany Harrison, Jonathan Harrison, Quentin Campbell, Christine Flaherty,Jenna Harrison, Katherine Flaherty and Giulia Flaherty. Bernie was a role model for all and a best friend to many. He always had a kind word and a smile on his face and was so full of life. We know that there are many people who have been touched by Bernie and who are deeply pleased and honoured to have been a part of his life. He was loved by many but the love he showed, and what he gave of himself, was his greatest gift. He will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St South, Erin on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday December 5th at 11:00 am at St. Cornelius Roman Catholic Church, 16631 Kennedy Road, Caledon L7C- 2H9 (Hamlet of Silvercreek), followed by a gathering of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to L'Arche and Covenant House.


AUCHINCLOSS, Thomas Collins

January 22, 1936-December 3, 2015

Celebration of Life at St. John Brebeuf on Saturday, December 5, 2015


HAY, Ian Tulloch

Died peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on Friday, November 27, 2015. Ian Hay of Erin in his 91st year. Beloved husband for 67 years of Maureen (nee Gunning). Loving father of Peter (Gwyn) of Yorkton, Sask., Patrick of Erin, Victoria Sinclair of Whitby and Chris of Ajax. Cherished grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Belfountain Cemetery. If desired, donations to World Vision, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ont. L5T 2Y4 would be appreciated by the family.


DINWOODY, William Wallace

Suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital, on Friday November 20, 2015. Bill Dinwoody of Erin, formerly of Toronto and Shelburne, in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of Martha VanOosten.   Loving father of Thomas Dinwoody and his wife Melanie of London, Johanna Dinwoody of Erin, and Shana Dinwoody of Erin. Cherished grandpa of Mackenzie. Dear brother of Catherine Leslie (Jim) of Sudbury. Son of the late John and Jean Dinwoody.  A Memorial Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St.  South Erin, on Saturday November 28th at 3:00 pm. Visitation on Friday evening from 7-9 pm. If desired donations to the Credit Valley Conservation or the Guelph General Hospital would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


CRAIN, Bernard Chesley

(Professor of Avionics at Centennial College)

Died peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the age of 70. Beloved husband for 47 years of Kathy (nee Palid). Loving father of Marc (Jessica Thompson) of Toronto. Dear brother of Cynthia (Kevin) Flynn. Predeceased by his parents Bernard and Jewel Crain. Sadly missed by his many friends.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S. (County Rd. 52), Erin, where a Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


McLENNAN, Michelle (Shelley) Lynn 

 Suddenly at home on Monday October 26, 2015. Shelley Clark of Erin, age 50 years. Beloved wife of Archie McLennan. Daughter of the late Norman and Ann Clark. Sister of Michael Clark of Barrie. Survived by sister-in-laws Joy, Marlene, and Marion, and brother-in-laws Stew, Ian, and Sandy. Special aunt to Jo-Anne, Jason, Sean, Trevor, Shane, Ryan, Rob, Erin, Mike, Ed, Shelley, Trish, Michael, Ryan, Selena, and the late Josh. Shelley will be sadly missed by her extended family, and many friends.

Resting at the BUTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday October 30th at 2:00 pm. With Rev. Jeff Davison officiating, Cremation to follow. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. If desired donations to the Upper Credit Humane Society would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


HUBBELL, Edward James

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on Saturday October 17, 2015. Ed Hubbell of Guelph, formerly of Acton in his 69th year. Beloved Husband of the late Sandy Ferguson ( 2013). Loving father of Michael Tretter (Terri) of Guelph, and Robert Hubbell of Alberta. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Virginia Hubble. Dear brother of Sam Hubbell (Janice) of Guelph, and Charlene Teasdale (Russ) of Guelph. Predeceased by brothers Chuck, and Glenn. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

 A Memorial Service will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home,

5399 Main Street South (Wellington Rd # 52) Erin, on Saturday October 24th at 2:00 pm. Visitation one hour prior to service time. If desired donations to Hospice Wellington, 795 Scotsdale Dr. Guelph N1G-3R8 would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


FRENCH, Blake Edward-

Peacefully at home on Saturday September 26, 2015.After a brave, but short battle with cancer. Blake French of Erin, formerly of Ballinafad, in his 55th year. Beloved son of Reg and Catherine French of Ballinafad. Loving father of Crystal Borg and her husband Jon of Georgetown, and Wesley French of Guelph. Cherished grandpa of Kellan, and Carter. Dear brother of Wayne French (Ruth) of Acton, Cathy Snelling (Alan) of Parry Sound, and Debbie Train (Colin) of Erin. Blake will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, and members of the Johnston Family. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St (Wellington Road 52) Erin on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday September 30 th at 2:00 pm. If desired , donations to Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.



RUMSBY, Margaret Ann

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Ann Rumsby of Erin in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of the late Brian (1996). Loving mother of Gillian and her husband Brian Perras of Georgetown. Cherished grandmother of Brian and Jamie and his wife Terri-Ann. Dear sister of Jean Denmark and predeceased by John and Jimmy. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

Resting at the Butcher family Funeral Home, Erin, where the funeral service will take place on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. Burial at the Erin Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.


Smith, Anne Marjorie

Passed away at Wellington Terrace, Fergus, Ontario, on 9 September 2015, at the age of 93.

Much beloved wife of Rev. Canon Peter Smith for over 73 years. Dear mother of Paula, Mark (Barbara), Martin and Michael (Teresa). Predeceased by sons Colin and David. Proud and loving grandmother of Erica, Adam, Robert and Stefanie. Sadly missed by numerous relatives in Great Britain.

Anne’s family wishes to convey their heart-felt appreciation and gratitude to the dedicated, caring staff at Wellington Terrace in Fergus.

In accordance with Anne’s wishes there will be no visitation or formal funeral arrangements. A memorial service will be held at All Saint’s Anglican Church, 81 Main Street, Erin, Ontario on Saturday, 3 October at 2:00 pm. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Butchers Family Funeral Home in Erin, Ontario. www.butchersfamilyfuneralhome.ca

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Primates World and Relief Fund c/o The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden St, Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2 or charity of your choice would be appreciated.


COUPLAND, Jessica Susan Catherine

Suddenly in Huntsville on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Jessica of Belfountain at the age of 12. Beloved daughter of Mike and Becky. Loving sister of Kyle and Grace. Cherished grand daughter of Cathy (the late Terry) Coupland, Sue Bousfield (Calvin Byers), and Dave (Lynn) Bousfield. Sadly missed by her aunts and uncles Sandra and Rob Crooks, Chris Coupland (Amber Bevan) and Matthew (Kailyn) Coupland as well as her cousins and many friends.

A Celebration of Jessica’s life will take place at St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church, 24 Millwood Dr., Erin, on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the family home, 3 Woodland Court., Belfountain. Visitation at Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S (County Road 52), Erin, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to The Upper Credit Humane Society, 5383 Trafalgar Road, Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0 would be appreciated by the family.

If coming to the Visitation, please follow directions from this website, GPS and mapquest do not work


FORRESTER, Betty

Peacefully at Shelburne Residence on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Betty Forrester formerly of Toronto in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late William (2007). Loving mother of Donald (Lorie) of Vaughan and Sue Burt of Erin. Cherished Nan of Kim (Craig), John (Sandi), Donny (Michelle), Danny (Niki) and Kathy and G.G. to Robbie, Kayla, Samantha, Bryanna, Brayden, Danielle, Ashley and Brooke. Also missed by many friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S. ( County Rd. 52), Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or the Hillsburgh Fire Department would be appreciated by the family.


HODGINS, Sonya Kathryn

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Sonya of London in her 77th year. Loving mother of Christine MacDonald (Bill McLeod) of Erin and Daryn Hodgins of Calgary. Predeceased by her son Rory Hodgins (Eunice) in 2002. Cherished Grandma of Clifford, Conal, Amanda, Ashley, Kristopher, Lindsay, Curtis and Tyler and great-grandma of three. Dear sister of Sharon and Vicky and predeceased by Judy. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Sonya’s Life will take place in London at a later date. Check website late August for confirmed date. If desired, donations to London University Hospital or Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the exceptional care by Dr. Ken Leslie and the University Hospital nursing staff, Dr. Salih and the Headwaters Health Care Centre as well as Don Fretown during Sonya’s final months.


HEWGILL, John LeRoy

12 February, 1927 – 26 July, 2015

John passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at the George Hees Wing, Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook. Over the years, "Hewgs" fought many health challenges with immense vigour and little complaint. With the onset of Alzheimer’s, his physical and cognitive challenges combined to overtake him.

John was born in Montreal to Frank and Isobel Hewgill (née McRae). He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Rogers; his daughters Jennifer, Jody (Balvis Rubess) and Jill (Joe) Seneczko; grand-children Alyssa and Andrea Cousineau, Sam, Isobel and Drew Seneczko; step-children Kara (Jeff Taylor), Ryan (Alison Lovell) and Jeremy (Rebekah) McIntosh and step-step son, David Muller (Anna Potvin); step-grandchildren Eli, Graydon, Esmée, Jack, Sam, Sloan, Eloise, Tucker, Luci, Ella, August and Jemima. He is pre-deceased by sister Iris and his first wife, Ann Maynard.

John served in the Royal Canadian Navy 1944-45 and graduated from McGill University in 1948 with a BSc in Geology. Prior to McGill, John played hockey with the Junior Canadiens and while at McGill, he played varsity football. After graduation, John worked with Building Products of Canada in a number of different roles and executive positions before running his own companies in Montreal, Denver and Oakville. 

Hewgs was an avid and accomplished athlete, an extremely proud Canadian and very dedicated to the men and women who serve their country. 

The family is extremely grateful to John’s caregivers Sheryl Thomas, Milica Taylor, Ken Sutherland and Ann Shanahan and to the staff of the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook.

A funeral and celebration of John’s life will be held on Wednesday, 5th  August at All Saints Anglican Church (81 Main St., Erin, ON, N0B 1T0) at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Highway of Heroes Tribute (www.hohtribute.ca) or Indspire (www.indspire.ca).

To read more about John’s life, please go to www.johnhewgill.com


MYLES, William Robert

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington, Guelph, on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Bill Myles of Guelph in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Sylvia (nee Moffatt). Loving father of Debbie (the late Harold) MacKenzie, Dianne (Dan) Manes and David. Cherished grandfather of Greg, Matthew, Andrea, Alyssa, Ryan and Katlyn.  Great-grandfather of Olivia, Charlotte, Emily, Helayna, Lya and Aubree. Dear brother of Judy (Al) Garred. A Memorial Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S. (County Road 52), Erin on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. If desired, donations to Guelph General Hospital or Hospice Wellington would be appreciated by the family.


WRIGHT, Frederick James (Jim)

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care, Orangeville, with family by his side on Friday, July 17, 2015. Jim Wright of Hillsburgh, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Jacqueline. Loving father of Keith Wright of Brantford, Kevin Wright of Erin, and Paul Wright and his wife Violet of Ingersoll. Cherished grandpa of Michael, Christina, Tanya, Brandon, and Aaron. Great grandpa of Keegan and Hailey. Brother of Danny, Doug and Edward. Predeceased by sisters Flora and Joy. Jim will be missed by those who knew him. A Celebration of his life will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Wellington County Road 52 (Main Street South) Erin on Thursday July 23rd at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends for Visitation from 1:00 till service time. If desired donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Upper Credit Humane Society (Erin Division) would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


JONES, Wilfred "Wimp"

Peacefully at Georgetown Hospital on Monday, July 6, 2015. Wilfred Jones of Hillsburgh in his 86th year. Beloved husband for 60 years of Kathleen. Loving father of Wanda (Dave) Jones-Beck and Kelly (Glenn) Farris. Cherished grandpa of Aaron (Melissa) and Kelsie. Dear brother of Myrna Fenton and predeceased by Herb, Leone, Tom, Ralph and Audrey. Brother-in-law of Joyce Jones, Walt Hall and Ruby Aitchison.  Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, where the Memorial Service will take place on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


JOLLIFFE, Evelyn Elizabeth "Evie" (nee Kirby)

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Friday, June 26, 2015. Evie Jolliffe of Erin in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Dennis. Loving mother of Carrie-Anne Lauder and Jennifer Jolliffe and step-mother of Brad Jolliffe. Predeceased by Joshua Campbell Jolliffe (2000). Cherished grandmother of Cameron, Brighton, Paige and Payton. Dear daughter of Betty Kirby and the late Donald and sister of Donna. Daughter-in-law of Louise and Stan Jolliffe of Windsor and sadly missed by extended family and many friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin where a Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. If desired, donations to C.C.A.C., 199 County Court Blvd., Brampton, Ont. L6W 4G3 or Bayshore Nursing, 104-450 Speedvale Ave. W., Guelph, Ont. N1H 7Y6 would be appreciated by the family.


OVERLAND, Agnes Eleanor

(Life member of Eastern Star and Life member of the Women’s Institute)

Peacefully at the Avalon Retirement Centre in Orangeville on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Eleanor (King) Overland formerly of Hillsburgh, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Overland (1984). Loving mother of James (Jim) Donald Overland of Orton. Dear sister of Jessie Haskell of Norwich, Andy and Ruth King of Hillsburgh and Nancy Robinson of Orangeville. Predeceased by her brother Clarence King. Grandmother of two granddaughters and two great grandchildren. Eleanor will be missed by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South (Wellington Road 52) Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Irene Walback officiating. Interment Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Friday from 1:00 until time of service. If desired donations may be made to the Avalon Retirement Centre, 355 Broadway Ave., Orangeville, Ont. L9W 3Y3 or St. Andrews Presbyterian Church., Box 188, Hillsburgh, Ont. N0B 1Z0 


SAMMUT, Dolores

Passed peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville, on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of 58 years to Edward Sammut. Loving mother to Edmund (Kathie) Sammut, Debbie (Michael) Kenny, and Charles Sammut. Nuna will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Bryan, (Stephanie), Johnathan (Veronique), Erica (Clark), Lauren (Tyler), and by her great grandchildren Izabella, Silas and Carter. Visitation will be on Wednesday May 27th at Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South (Wellington County Rd 52) Erin, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday May 28, 2015 at 10 am. at St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church, 24 Millwood St., Erin followed by a burial at Assumption Cemetery in Brampton. Memorial donations can be made to Dolores’s favorite charity, The Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family would like to say a special thank you to all the nurses and staff on the F Wing at Headwaters for the compassion and care they gave Dolores and to our family.


WHITING, Donald Harry

Suddenly at home in Caledon on Friday, May 8, 2015 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (nee Long). Loving father of Stephen and Denise. Cherished grandfather of Emma Lee and Stephen and great-grandpa of Hayden. Dear brother of Judith, Andrea and Keith. Also missed by his extended family, friends and the fly-fishing community. A Celebration of Donald’s life will take place at All Saints Anglican Church, 81 Main St., Erin on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, donations to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated by the family.


DAVEY, Paulette

December 13, 1956 -February 24, 2015

With terrible sadness we announce the passing of Paulette (Coates) Davey, our wonderful Wife, Mother and Sister with a beautiful soul and caring heart on February 24, 2015. Paulette is survived by her husband Thomas Davey, children Leslie (Karl) and Russell (Steph), sisters Joann Raine, Joan (Rick) Andrews, brothers James (Elizabeth) Coates, Edison (Diane) Coates, Jeffrey (Trudy) Coates, Robert Coates, Chris (Rachel) Coates and Sheldon (Heather) Coates; extended family Wayne (Fran) Rowe. Predeceased by her parents George and Edna (Rowe) Coates, sister Brenda (Coates) Peckford and brother Keith (Cindy) Coates. Paulette will also be missed by a large number of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Paulette will be returning home to Newfoundland to be laid to rest. A Celebration of her life and love will be held at the Erin Legion, 12 Dundas St. East, Erin, Ontario on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1- 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Paulette to the Erin Legion, Box 187, Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0


LEIGH, Clayton Currie

March 5, 1920 - April 7, 2015

It is with sadness, but also in celebration of a long, healthy and well lived life, that we announce the peaceful passing on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 of Clayton Leigh of Hillsburgh. Beloved husband of Jane for 59 years. Loving father of Stephanie, Adam (Lori-Ann) and Rebecca (Chris). Cherished grandfather of Flora, Addison, Selah, Alexa and Sara. Great-grandfather of Quinn. Survived by his sister Glenna and predeceased by Audrey. Born in Orillia, Clayton proudly served as a Typhoon pilot in WWII, returned to Canada and pursued a successful career in Real Estate. An avid traveler, active community member, sportsman and gentleman, Clayton will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends. A Celebration Service will take place at All Saints Anglican Church, 81 Main St., Erin on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to All Saints Anglican Church, P.O. Box 358, Erin, Ont., N0B 1T0 would be appreciated by the family.


WALSH, Karl

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Karl Walsh of Erin in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (2010). Loving father of Brian and Jimmy. Cherished grandfather of Jenna, Chrissie, Aaron, Delaney and Ava. As per Karl’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home.


STEWART, Ed
Founder and Builder of Ed Stewart’s Equipment, Erin, Ontario


Hard at work and hard at play, John Edwin Stewart lived life to the limit. Whether it was building a successful business or racing cars, horses and snowmobiles, Ed knew what he wanted and didn’t stop until he took home the prize. Prizes included a shed full of trophies, and numerous sales and community awards (including Rotary’s Paul Harris Award and Lion’s Helen Keller Award), but all paled when compared to Ed’s ultimate treasure, his family.

Nothing has made him prouder than the way his two families have blended so smoothly these last 20 years since he married Lorna Marshall (nee Bessey). Ed’s only regret was that his declining health limited the travelling and fun that Lorna so richly deserved after caring for him so well.

Ed was born in 1932 in Ospringe, the second of Olive (nee Atcheson) and David Stewart’s three sons, Vern being older and Aleck, younger. Ed’s Dad made a living trucking livestock, and Ed was always hanging around the garage. He started doing grease jobs and oil changes at 13, the same year his Dad lent him the truck to drive into Erin to write his Grade 8 final exams. His formal schooling done, Ed wanted only one thing–to make lots of money. Cars and girls were expensive!

In 1955 he opened a one-bay garage on the Ospringe corner and married Jean Theaker, who’d he’d met at the swimming hole on the Eramosa-Erin Townline. It was thin living in “the shack” behind the garage when the boys were born, first Randy and then Jeff, but Jean was right beside him every step of the way and the garage quickly became a popular hangout for local farmers, attracted as much by Ed’s sense of fun as his commitment to service.

Ed’s easy smile, friendly manner and slightly off-coloured jokes stayed with him his whole life, but he was no pushover. As he expanded the garage, started selling tractors, eventually moving into Erin and then Brisbane, bought more property and added agricultural equipment lines, Ed proved a tough negotiator in a briskly competitive industry. Today Stewart’s Equipment is one of the largest, independent, family-owned agricultural equipment suppliers in Ontario.

As hard as Ed worked, there was always time for fun, especially if it meant going fast. First it was horses. He was buying, selling and racing them across fields in his teens. For one season in 1968 he owned a race horse, Lady Farmerette, ridden by an apprentice jockey from Toronto named Sandy Hawley. In 1968 when he started selling snowmobiles, of course he had to race them. In 1970 he entered his first tractor pull at a fall fair, and for a decade kept in shape hauling 150-lb ring weights. But nothing fed his horsepower fever like stock car racing. In his biggest race in 1974, he pitted his skills against some of the best in Canada and the USA at Cayuga speedway in a 250 lap event in which he finished 10th in a field of 32 cars.

Ed Stewart died at home in his 83rd year on Sunday April 5 2015. Leaving behind his wife Lorna, his children Randy (Debbie), Jeff (Laurie), Scott (Karin), Kelly (Harvey), Darryl (Christina), his grandchildren Shannon, Leslie, Darcey, Nina, Lars, Brett and Jaxon, his brother Vernon (Laura), sister-in-law Audrey, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is predeceased by his first wife Jean, his parents David and Olive Stewart, and brother Aleck.

Right until the end Ed was joking with his care team and cuddling with his grandchildren. He may have watched the animated movie “Cars” more times than any Grandpa ever.

Friends will be received at Butcher Funeral Home Monday April 6th 7-9 p.m., Tuesday April 7th 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. for visitation services. Funeral Service to be held at Butcher Funeral Home, (5399 Main St. S. Erin, ON) Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Erin Wellington Community Services (EWAG), Upper Credit Humane Society or Erin Agricultural Society.


HICKS, April

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph on Friday, April 3, 2015 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife for 48 years to Dave Hicks. Loving mother of Kimberley and Murray. Sadly missed by her pets Daisy and J.J. and many friends. As per April’s wishes, there will be no public Funeral Service. If desired, donations to the Upper Credit Humane Society, 5383 Trafalgar Rd., Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0 would be appreciated.


BRENNAN, Glenn Lloyd

Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Glenn Brennan of Erin in his 53rd year. Beloved husband of Lorri-Anne (nee McDermott). Loving father of Cameron and Darby. Dear brother of Cheryl Brennan. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Martha. Sadly missed by his in-laws Lorraine and Al McDermott, extended family and many friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin where a Memorial Service will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Erin Legion, 12 Dundas St. East  from 4- 8 p.m. If desired, donations to Prostate Cancer Canada, 2 Lombard St, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M5C 1M1 would be appreciated by the family.

                                   Do not go where the path may lead

                      Go instead where there is not path and leave a trail


LOVELL, Leslie Thomas (Tom)

Peacefully after a short illness at Walkerton Hospital on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Tom Lovell of Mildmay and formerly of Hillsburgh, in his 68th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Judy (nee Isley). Loving father of Danny (Ceri) of Portland, Jennifer and Billy, both of Mildmay. Grandfather of Andrew, Jordan, Gwyneth, Rhys and Austin. Also survived by his sister Shirley Lovell of Erin and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Leslie and Doris Lovell and sister and brother-in-law Pearl and Byron Banks. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at the Hillsburgh Community Centre on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 1-5 p.m. with a Service at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, your local Epilepsy Association or St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Hillsburgh, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be offered at this website.


YOUNG, Howard D.

April 3, 1926-March 7, 2015 

Howard Dakers Young, a much loved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. He fought leaving his loved ones with the heart of a tiger, but finally ending his days in the warm embrace of his loving family in the place he loved, called home.

A long life – well lived and well loved. Howard was born in 1926 in Montréal to his parents,  Ann Campbell from Scotland and Robert Palmer Howard Young  from Montreal. He was a successful and loyal executive with Ford Canada for over 43 years, a gentleman extraordinaire and a lifetime cottage owner in Muskoka. Later he learned to also appreciate vacationing in Florida.  

He was an avid lover of Fox Hunting and  all horse events. He believed that working with horses could teach you many important lessons as demonstrated by his commitment of many hours working with the local horse community around the Caledon area. He was a lifetime member of the Eglinton and Caledon Hunt and the Caledon Riding Club for the last 40 years. 

Howard was predeceased by his parents and only sister, Muriel Wallace. He will always be remembered by his loving wife of 64 years, Marion as well as his five children’s families; Catherine (Ken Slaney), Gordon (Rozelle), Stephen (Judith), Christine (Blaine Genovese) and Laura (Chris Boardman). He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and even some  great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews across Canada.  Family, friends and community ultimately defined his life. 

Visitation will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home (5399 Main St. S. (Wellington Co. Rd. 52), Erin, Ontario) on Tuesday, March 10th at 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral Service will be in the chapel on WEDNESDAY MARCH 11th at 2:00 p.m. Following the funeral, there will be a reception at the Caledon Riding Club. 

In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to your charity of choice in his honour. The family extends their sincere gratitude to his physicians and to the staff at the Bayshore Home Health Unit, especially to Jeanette, for their wonderful support and care. 

Condolences may be forwarded through butcherfuneralhome@gmail.com


McDOUGALL, Edith Winnifred 

Peacefully at Riverside Glen in Guelph on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Edith (Irvine) McDougall, formerly of Hillsburgh, at the age of 100 years. Beloved wife of the late Archie McDougall (2000) Loving mother of Joyce Pflug of Guelph. Predeceased by son-in-law Fred Pflug (2008). Cherished grandmother to Beth Daniel and her husband Geoff of Orangeville and Paul Duncan and his wife Michelle of Guelph. Great Grandmother of Nichole (Brandon), Jessica, Haley and Natalie. Great Great Grandmother of Lily and Myla. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Mary Irvine and by her sister Sadie Bryan, and brothers Harvey, twin brother Cecil, and Jack Irvine. Edith will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends . The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St South (Wellington Rd. 52) Erin on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Spring Interment, Huxley Cemetery. If desired donations to Huxley Cemetery (Box 188 Hillsburgh, Ont. N0B 1Z0) would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


TEETER, Lilian Frances

October 26, 1936 – February 22, 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Lilian Frances Teeter (nee Rider). After a brave battle, Mum passed away at Hospice Wellington in Guelph. Mum was pre-deceased by our loving father, Garth Hartley Teeter, and they will now be together forever. Mum was a proud member of the ‘Old Crones’ group of ladies.

Mum is survived by her four loving sons, their spouses and children, as follows:

Gregory Steven, Rebekah (Matthew, Daniel, Stephanie, William S., Matthew S.), Robert McArthur (Madison), Bradley Morris, Jody-Anne (Jenna, Robert B., Dylan B.), Christopher Garth.

Donations made to Hospice Wellington in lieu of flowers will be gratefully appreciated. Visitation is at the Butcher Funeral Home in Erin on February 24, 2015, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The funeral will be held at Butcher Funeral Home at 11:00 am on February 25, 2015, followed by a life celebration at the Erin Legion.

May you rest in peace Mum. With all of our love, your four favourite, blessed and grateful sons. 


MARTIN, Ronald George

(Quality Control Inspector at Garrett Manufacturing for many years)

At home in Erin, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in his 89th year. Dear father of Ron (Susan) of Port Elgin and predeceased by daughter Mary Elizabeth Woodall. Cherished Grampa of Sara, Jennifer and Jamie. Remembered by his son-in-law Rick Woodall, extended family and friends.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. If desired, donations to Burns Presbyterian Church, Box 696 Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0 would be appreciated by the family.


PROEHL, Tanya

Passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto on Friday, February 13, 2015. Tanya Proehl of Barrie in her 44th year after a valiant battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Beloved wife of Scott Vienneau. Dear daughter of Erich and the late Rosemary Proehl. Loving sister of Bill, Ron (Jody), Brian (Rachel) and Irene (Ron). Cherished aunt of Stephanie and Conor. Tanya will be sadly missed by her mother-in-law Jessie Vienneau, sisters-in-law Debbie West and Doreen Vienneau and  brother-in-law Mike Vienneau, as well as her extended family and many friends. 

A Celebration of Life will take place at 57 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh, Ont. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Donations to Cystic Fibrosis of Canada (www.cysticfibrosis.ca) would be appreciated by the family.


SUTTON, Betty

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Betty (Donaldson) Sutton of Guelph, formerly of Hillsburgh in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Elmer Sutton (2013) Loving mother of Karen Baskerville and her husband Bill of Simcoe, and Sandra Gallaugher and her husband Gord of Mansfield. Cherished grandma of Sean, (Amber) Andrew, (Allison),Nick, Sam (Amber). Great Grandma of Jack and Grady. Dear sister of Helen Weddell , Murray Donaldson (Carol), Ken Donaldson (Marg), Linda Spence (George) Brenda Donaldson (Lachlan). Predeceased by brother Ron Donaldson and Duane Donaldson . Betty will be sadly missed by Earl and Delores Sutton, Audrey Sutton, Allistair McKinnon, Dell Donaldson, Susan Donaldson, Judy Donaldson, and extended family and friends. The family will receive friends for visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. South, Erin on Friday February 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will take place from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 81 Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh on Saturday February 7th at 2:00 pm. Spring Interment Coningsby Cemetery. If desired donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Box 188, Hillsburgh Ont N0B 1Z0, or Headwaters Health Care Centre, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


McGIBBON, John Franklin

Peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Frank McGibbon of Guelph in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Elaine (nee Porterfield). Dear brother of Roy McGibbon of Erin. Brother–in-law of Una Porterfield of Brampton, Yvonne (Ron) Newton of Dundalk, June (Pete) Rouw of Erin and Joyce MacDougall of Guelph. Sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Special thanks to Frank’s good friends Garry and Jackie Couture, Heather and Keith Nelson, and Jerry and Linda Gallant.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation for one hour prior to the service time. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


THOMAS, Blanche

Peacefully made her transition at Riverside Glen in Guelph on Friday, January 23, 2015. Blanche Thomas, formerly of Hillsburgh in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Cal (1980). Loving mother of Lea (Deb), Shawn (Cathy), Trevor (Barb) and Mary. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Chris, Michael, Wendy, Alexandra and Katrina. Dear sister of Doris and predeceased by Dolly, Ron and Lennie.  Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S, Erin, where a Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.


DURRER, Howard Norman 

(Long time Former Proprietor of Durrer Lawn and Garden in Erin) Peacefully at Guelph General Hospital in Guelph, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Howard Durrer of Guelph, formerly of Erin, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Margaret O’Reilly for 65 years. Loving father of Richard Durrer and his wife Glenda of Guelph. Cherished Grampy of Falcon and Alexander. Dear brother of Bredella Kieffer of Belmore and Marjorie Schmalz of Mildmay. Survived by sister-in-law Kay Durrer of Waterloo and brother-in-law Don Fortune and his wife Mary of Ariss. Predeceased by sisters Laverne, Mildred, Lorraine and brother Claire. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Mass celebrating Howard’s life will be held at St. John Brebeuf Roman Catholic Church, 26 Millwood Road, Erin on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 10:30 am. Spring Burial at Erin Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.


McGILL, Robert Elwin

(Past Master Wellington Lodge # 271, Erin AF & AM)

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, in Orangeville on Tuesday January 13, 2015. Bob McGill of Orangeville, formerly of Cedar Valley, and Orton, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the Late Jean Sinclair (2011) Loving father of Beryle Middlebrook and her husband Rick of Orangeville, Debbie Belrose and her husband Scott of Sherwood Park Alberta, Sharon Medwid and Jim Camsell of Edmonton, and Dave McGill of Waldemar. Cherished Grandfather of Sean, Alexis, Kacey, (Nick), Kayla, Robert, Meghan, Lee, Jessica, and Levi. Predeceased by his brother Harry McGill. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Masonic Service will be held at the Funeral Home Friday evening at 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 81 Trafalgar Road Hillsburgh on Saturday January 17th at 2:00 pm. Spring Burial at Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Headwaters Health Care Foundation would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

MacKENZIE, William (Bill) Kenneth

Peacefully at Peel Manor in Brampton on Monday, January 5, 2015.  Bill MacKenzie formerly of Inglewood in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of Tirza (Brownlee) MacKenzie.  Loving father of Brenda Robertson (Doug) of Mount Forest, Leta Charlton (Tim) of Brampton, Scott MacKenzie (Ellen) of Fergus and Larry MacKenzie of Inglewood.  Cherished Grandad of William, Kenneth, Jason, Jamie, Jordan, Ashley and Danielle.  Great-Grandad of Oscar, Morgan, Brady, Courtney, Jesse, Ryley, Robert and Jackson.  Dear brother of Viola, Art, Omer and Allan.  Predeceased by his sister Georgina.
Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Melenchuck officiating.  Cremation to follow with interment at Boston Mills Cemetery.  Visitation on Friday for one hour prior to service time.  If desired, donations to the Cheltenham Baptist Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


BOYES, Barbara Lorna 

Peacefully at Caressant Care in Arthur on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Barb Boyes ( nee  Robertson) of Orton, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Gerry Boyes for 58 years. Loving mom of Kathy Huxley and her husband Lyn of Mitchell. Predeceased by son Ken Boyes (May 2014) Dear mother-in-law of Kim Boyes. Cherished grandma to Chad (Karlijn), Brandy and Mitchell. Much loved sister of Heather Costello (Derek) of Niagara Falls. Sister-in-law of Lloyd (Irene) Boyes of St. Catharines and Pat (Chris) Long of Niagara Falls.  Barb and Gerry operated Boyes Plumbing for several years and Barb was an active member of Mimosa United Church. They enjoyed many outings with the Vintage Chevy Club and the Historical Auto Society. A Memorial Service will be held at Mimosa United Church 5980 Wellington Road 26, Eramosa Township, on Friday January 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm. with Rev. Jeff Davison officiating. Visitation from 12:30 until time of service. If desired, donations to the Mimosa United Church or Hospice Wellington would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


BLOOMFIELD, Derek Edward

(Member of the Erin Lion’s Club and Past District Governor 1988-1989)

Passed away peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on Monday, December 15, 2014. Derek Bloomfield of Erin, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Jayne Sheppard (Terry) of Orangeville and Tony Bloomfield (Val) of Georgetown.

Cherished granddad of Matthew, Mark and Logan. Dear brother of Michael Downey (Helen). Predeceased by his brother Edward Sharp (Beryl) and survived by his sister-in-law Hilary Marshall (Andrew). Derek will be sadly missed by his niece, nephews, extended family and friends. A Private Family Service took place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin. If desired, donations to The Diabetes Association or Brampton Civic Hospital Nephrology Department would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


McCABE, Bruce Wayne

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Bruce McCabe of Hillsburgh in his 62nd year. Beloved father of Lindsay and Taylor McCabe. Dear brother of Lauren McCabe (Ken Foster). Sadly missed by Michele Proud and all of his extended family. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, where a Celebration of Bruce’s life will take place on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Upper Credit Humane Society, Erin, would be appreciated by the family.


SCHENK, Sylvia 

Suddenly at Headwaters Health Care Centre, in Orangeville, on Monday December 8, 2014, just five days after her beloved husband Frank Schenk passed away. Sylvia and Frank are together once again as always. Loving mother of Anita Schenk and her husband Dave Craughwell of Mono and Mike Schenk and her daughter-in-law Jeri Parrent of Wiarton. Cherished Grossi of Meghan and Kaitlyn. Survived by her sisters Hild Forter and Miriam Wolf and her brothers Kurt and Jürg Zwingli. Predceased by her brother Hansheiri Zwingli. A Private Family Service will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. South, Erin with cremation to follow. A Public Celebration of Sylvia and Frank’s lives will be held at the Erin Legion, 12 Dundas St. East on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Headwaters Health Care Foundation Friendship Gardens, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville, Ont. L9W 4X9 would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


SCHENK, Frank Albert

Passed away at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 as a result of an accident. Frank Schenk of Belfountain in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father of Anita Schenk and her husband Dave Craughwell of Mono and Mike Schenk and his partner Jeri Parrent of Wiarton. Cherished Grosvati of Meghan and Kaitlyn. Dear brother of Werner Schenk and Dory Ramseier and predeceased by his brother Robert Schenk (Margrit). Frank and his family established and grew a perennial plant business. Frank loved nature and wildlife, especially bluebirds. He built and maintained many bluebird boxes across the Belfountain and Caledon countryside.

A Private Family Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, followed by Interment at Belfountain Cemetery. A public Celebration of Frank’s life will be held at the Erin Legion, 12 Dundas St. East on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. His final gift was the breath of life he gave by donating his lungs to another in need. In lieu of flowers, donations to Headwaters Health Care Foundation Friendship Gardens, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville, Ont. L9W 4X9 or St. Michael’s Hospital Angel Care Fund, 30 Bond St., Toronto, Ont. M5B 1W8 would be appreciated by the family.


HENDY, Thomas Corkett BA, LLB, QC

May 17, 1943 – November 12, 2014

Peacefully after a long illness, which he endured with patience and good humour. Son of the late Robert Ian Hendy and Margaret (Corky). He leaves his wife and partner of 46 years Judy (nee Elo) and beloved daughters, Jennifer (Cam Eades), Meredith (Sean Warwick) and Alison (James Coulombe), grandchildren Heather and Thomas Keery, Ryan and Braden Warwick and Nicholas and Mira Coulombe, sisters Bev Murdison (Andy), Julie Cheesbrough and Sue Fleming (Jock) and mother-in-law Helen Elo, sister-in-law Chris Elo and brother-in-law Kevin Kelly. Cherished uncle to numerous nieces and nephews as well as their partners. He was an extra father and grandfather to Bernadette, Liam and Kate Jarvis.

Tom attended Upper Canada College and Trinity College at U of T followed by Osgoode Hall Law School. Tom loved the law and had a brilliant legal mind. He mentored young lawyers whenever they came to him with a problem and he devoted whatever time was required to support them. He often took cases for little or no financial reward simply because it was the right thing to do. He was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity, friend of the Lorne Scots, past president of the Brampton Georgetown PC Association, past president of the Peel Law Association and founding President and longtime board member of the John Howard Society of Peel.

Tom was a loving father and was devoted to his three girls and six grandchildren. His greatest accomplishment by far was his family. We will always cherish our many ski trips, times spent at the Caledon Ski Club and our memories at Hendy Hof Too. Tom had a love of dogs and was affectionately known as "Uncle Cookie" to his four legged friends. His sense of humour and quick wit was enjoyed by all of his many friends and family.

The family will receive friends at the Butcher Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Tuesday, November 18. A funeral and celebration of Tom’s life will be held at the Butcher Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 19 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lorne Scots Band, 2 Chapel St., Brampton, Ont. L6W 2H1, John Howard Society of Peel, 100 Queen St. W., Brampton, Ont. L6X 1A4 or to the charity of your choice.


BAYLEY, Edward Andrew

Peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Ted Bayley ( Ace) of Erin in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Florence (nee Reed). Dear father of Michelle (Keith) Yorke; Suzanne (Kevin) Board; Jacqueline (Geoff) Bayley-Moore and Edward (Luise) Bayley. Cherished grandfather (Gumpa) of Shanna, Cassie, Reed, Tessa, Jonas, Kodie, Edward, Connor, Gage, Keegan, Sophie, Declan, Callie and Madalen. Great grandfather (GREAT) of Brynlee and Owen- Ace. A Celebration of Ted’s life will take place at the Erin Legion, 12 Dundas St. W., Erin on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. If desired, donations to the Erin Legion (P.O. Box 187, Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0) would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin.


FERNANDES, Marlyn Veronica

February 21, 1927- November 4, 2014

A Celebration of Marlyn's life will take place at St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church, 22 Millwood Dr., Erin on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


WYSOCKI, Bish

Peacefully at Headwaters Health  Care Centre in Orangeville on Friday,  October 24th, 2014. Bish Wysocki of Erin in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Carol (Marchment) Wysocki. Loving father of Neil Wysocki of Toronto and Laura Kennedy and her husband Shawn of Burlington. Dear brother-in-law of Peter Marchment of Toronto. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bish’s life will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral  Home, 5399 Main St. S. Erin on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m with Rev. Irene Walback officiating. Visitation on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. If desired donations to Hospice Wellington in Guelph would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. 


LOVERING, Cindy Lou

October 4, 1962 - July 6, 2014

A Celebration of Cindy's life will take place at Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.


NEVILLS, Caroline M 

Peacefully at Wellington Terrace in Elora on Friday, September 19, 2014. Caroline Matthews, formerly of Orton, in her 95th year. Beloved wife for 53 years of the late Bill Nevills (1994). Loving mother of Myrna Donaldson and her husband Paul of Guelph and Tom Nevills and his wife Evelyn of Orton. Cherished Grandma of Kelly, Melissa, and Matthew (Lisa). Predeceased by grand daughter Laurie Donaldson. Great-Grandma of Victoria, Isabelle and Chase. Dear sister of Violet Spry of Shelburne. Caroline will be sadly missed by her extended family and many friends. A Celebration of her Life will be held at the Orton Community Church, on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment of Cremains at The Groves Cemetery, Orton. If desired donations to The Orton Community Association would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


MADDOCK, Rev. Robert Wayne

Wayne passed away suddenly at home in Hillsburgh on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Wayne Maddock in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Schiller). Loving father of Hannah Jamieson and her husband Paul of Ancaster, and Paul and his wife Irish of Calgary. Cherished grandfather of Kyra, Colin and Eden. Dear brother of Murray (Marlene) Maddock, Sandra (Barry) Dwyer, Judy (Chuck) Hilder, Sue Barrowclough, Brenda (Tony) Hulak and Steve (Moria) Maddock. Predeceased by his parents Stan and Elsie Maddock. Wayne will be sadly missed by his family in Germany, many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Wayne is resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin for visitation on Friday from 2-5 p.m. A Celebration of Wayne’s life will take place at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 83 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. If desired, donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Special Friends Club or Sleeping Children Around the World would be appreciated by the family.


PALMIERE, Alexis Mary

Peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. Alexis Palmiere of Erin, age 29. Beloved daughter of Allen and Susann Palmiere.

Loving sister of Sam Palmiere at home. Cherished granddaughter of Mary Taylor and the late James Taylor of Victoria B.C. and Blackie and Sheila Palmiere of Cranbrook B.C. Alexis will be sadly missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The Funeral Service of Alexis will take place at the Erin Alliance Church (Main Street South, Erin) on Friday, September 19th at 11:00 am. If desired, donations to the Ontario Track Three Ski Association would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


MEAKINGS, Sylvia Aija

Peacefully, surrounded by family at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Sylvia Gusmanis of Bracebridge, formerly of Erin in her 62nd year. Beloved wife of Tim. Devoted mother of Victoria and Matthew (Laura). Cherished Oma of Caleb and Cameron. Dear sister of Leo (Inguna) Reichmanis and John (Judi) Gusmanis. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many friends.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


WOOD, Mary Vera Freda

Peacefully at Dufferin Oaks Nursing Home, Shelburne on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert (1997). Loving mother of Paul (Carol), Liz (Jim) French, Martin (Sandra) and Vince (Debbie). Cherished grandmother of Ken, Tanya, Jeremy, Nigel, Jessica, Jason and Derrick. Great-grandmother of Matthew, Leila, Curtis (C.J.), Cassandra, Sierra, Isabella, Jaxson, Paige and Jade.

A celebration of Mary’s life will take place at St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church, 24 Millwood Dr., Erin on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

If desired, donations to the Crohn’s/Colitis Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


CHAPMAN, Muriel Ada

Peacefully at Wellington Terrace, Fergus on Monday, September 1, 2014. Muriel Chapman formerly of Hillsburgh in her 82nd year. Dear wife of Orval Brown and the late Reginald Chapman (1996). Devoted mother of Brian (Bonnie) of Etobicoke, Linda (Alan) Fraser of Abbotsford, B.C., Diane Viola (David) of Alliston and Kim (Jim) McKinley of Hillsburgh. Predeceased by her son Wayne in 2007. Cherished grandma of Sherri, Christopher, Lyndsey, Julie, Darren, Peter, Louise, Elizabeth and Christine and great-grandma of Brandon, Danny, Ellie, Sabrina, Lily and Nicholas. Sadly missed by her brother John Harper of Anagance, N.B.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin where a Memorial Service will take place on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.


SMEDLEY, Frank (Superintendent of Erin Water Works)

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Frank Smedley of Erin and Hillsburgh, age 49. Loving father of Mitchell Smedley. Beloved son of Irene Smedley and John Smedley. Dear brother of Richard Smedley, Andrew Smedley, Rachel Lauzon and David Smedley. Frank will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Frank was always a source of positive thoughts and influence throughout his life and short illness.

A come and go Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held at the Erin Legion on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 3 - 5 p.m. If desired donations to Hospice Wellington, 795 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, Ont. N1G 3R8 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin 833-2231.


DOWLING, Victoria Joan

Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, August 22, 2014. Vicki of Hillsburgh in her 74th year. Dear mother of Tracy (Rob) Caldwell of Orton. Predeceased by her sons Michael and Daniel Ball. Survived by her daughter-in-law Lori Ball. Cherished Nana of Michaela, Rachel and Lindsey Caldwell and Daryll and Derrick Ball. Dear sister of Jeff ( Gloria) Dowling and Teresa ( the late Vince) Auchincloss. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and dear friends. There will be a Celebration of Vicki’s life at the Orton Community Centre on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Upper Credit Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin, Ont.


DAVIS (DRISCOLL) Norma Elizabeth

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on Thursday, August 21,2014. Norma Davis of Erin in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Urban Driscoll. Dear mother of Gordon (Lisa) of Grand Valley, Vanessa (Dwayne) of St. Mary, Cyndi (Kevin) of Airdrie, Alberta, Kendra (Brian) of Edmonton, Alberta and Leslie (Kim) of Invermere, B.C. Cherished Noni of six grandchildren. Dear sister of Lyle (Faye) and Jim (Susan).

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin where a Memorial Visitation and Reception will take place on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. If desired, donations to Hospice Wellington or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


GILBERT, Wallace

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Wally Gilbert of Erin in his 66th year. Beloved husband of the late Linda (2009). Dear friend of Phyllis. Loving father of Christopher (Jennifer) of Georgetown and Tina (John) of Burlington. Cherished grandpa of Braeden, Alexandra, Keaton, Kyle and Mackenzie. Dear brother of Cecil, Nina, Beulah, Jessie, Lena, Christine and Joyce. Predeceased by Bernice and Shirley.

Fondly remembered by his in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Coningsby Cemetery. Visitation on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


THOMPSON, Roy Melvin

Of Erin passed away at Listowel Hospital on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the age of 85. Dear son of the late James and Ada Thompson. He will be fondly remembered by his sister Marion Smith as well as nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A private family funeral will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


NEAL, Robert Glen

(Past President of Hillsburgh Lions Club)

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care in Orangeville on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Glen Neal of Hillsburgh, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Johan Hall. Loving father of Susanne Burdette and her husband Mark of Woodstock and Michael Neal and his wife Stephanie of Erin. Cherished grandpa and poppa of Dallas, Spencer and Joshua. Dear brother of Don Neal and his wife Karen of Orangeville.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Sue Boddaert officiating. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Hillsburgh Baptist Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


FINLEY, William Earl

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, August 8, 2014. Bill Finley of Erin in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Verna Dowling (1973). Dear father of Susan (David) Metcalfe of Erin and Greg Finley. Cherished grandfather of David and Michael Metcalfe. Bill will be sadly missed by his extended family. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin, Ont.


HARRIS, Gordon Samuel

Peacefully at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Gordon Harris of Erin in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie Land (2012) for over 57 years. Loving father of Wesley Harris and his wife Margaret of Corner Brook, Nfld. and Rosemarie Harris and her partner Colin Read of Waterloo. Cherished grandfather of Laurel, Francine, Savannah and Kaya. Predeceased by his brothers and sister Elwood, Arthur, Elmer, John, Agnes and Stanley. Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Shirley Harris of Barrie. Gordon will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.

A Memorial Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin, on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service time. If desired, donations to EWCS, Box 786, Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0 would be appreciated.


CHISHOLM, Debra Lynn Jean (Longtime Erin Legion Steward)

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Deb Chisholm of Erin in her 57th year. Beloved daughter of Marion Chisholm of Erin and the late Roy Chisholm (1987) Loving sister of Dennis Chisholm and his wife Linda of Erin. Cherished aunt of Roy Chisholm of Erin, Veronica Chisholm/Smith and her husband Kevin of Orangeville and Nicole Chisholm of Orangeville. Dear great aunt of Owen, Leah, Lilli, and Elizabeth. Debbo will be sadly missed by her cousins, the Hunt Family, extended family and her many friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin. In keeping with Deb’s wishes a private family service will be held, followed by Interment at Coningsby Cemetery. A memorial come and go gathering will be held at the Erin Legion on Wednesday from 1:30-5:00 p.m. If desired donations to the Sick Children's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.  


TILCOX, Helen Juliana

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Helen O’Krafka of Grand Valley, formerly of Hillsburgh, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Garnet Tilcox (2001). Loving mother of the late John (Diane); Ed (Sandy) of Manitoulin Island ; Ron (Kim) of Grand Valley; Carolyn (Bob) Quinn of Hillsburgh and Marnie (Vince) DeBruyn of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Cherished grandmother of many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Bob, Roy, and Walter. Predeceased by sisters Ruth, and Mabel, and brother Norm. Helen will be sadly missed by her extended family, and friends.  Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm. with Rev. Wayne Maddock officiating. Interment Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh. Visitation on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


HOUGHTON, Elaine Constance (nee Jensen)

At Wellington Terrace, Fergus, on Friday, July 11, 2014 after living with Parkinson’s Disease in her 86th year. Elaine was a long time resident of Belfountain. Beloved wife of the late Al (2004). Loving mother of Susan Houghton of Hillsburgh, Conrad Houghton of McKinney, Texas and Heidi Houghton of Redmond, Washington. Grandmother to Eli Houghton and Hannah and Elena Kuracina. Great grandmother to Austin Houghton. Dear sister of Marion Jensen and Louise Maeschen of South Dakota. Predeceased by her brother Conrad Jensen. A Memorial Service will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. For those who wish, donations in her memory can be made to the Parkinson Society Canada or your local public library.


WHITE, M. Betty

Peacefully at North Bay Regional Health Centre, on July 10, 2014. Betty White (Michie) of North Bay, formerly of Brampton, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman White (1994). Loving mother of Heather Warn and her husband Gord of South River. Cherished grandmother of Michael (Laurie) of Midhurst, Doug  (Glenda) of Sarnia and Steve  (Louise) of Terra Cotta. Great Grandmother of Rachael, Ben, Jessica, Sarah, Jennifer, Brady and Reilly. Predeceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin, on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 11:30 am. with Rev. Jeff Davison officiating. Interment Erin Union Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service time. If desired donations to a charity of one’s  choice would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


LEASK, Robina

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday, June 13, 2014. Ruby (nee Bruce) of Hillsburgh in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Dear mother of Janette of Hillsburgh and Andrew and his wife Diane of Bewdley. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. As per Ruby’s wishes, there will be no service. Special thanks to the Wellington-Waterloo C.C.A.C. Palliative Care Team (especially Anne and Jeannette of Bayshore), Dr. Lund and Paula Egan. Also thanks to Headwaters Health Care Centre for their compassionate care. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin.


DUROCHER, Richard Alexander (Dutch)

Peacefully at home in the arms of his family on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Dutch Durocher of Shelburne, formerly of Orton in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Deborah Hodge for 41 years. Loving father of Jennifer Durocher of Orangeville and Melissa Durocher of Ottawa. Dear brother of Theresa Smith of Florida and Henry Durocher and his wife Tess of Orangeville. Predeceased by his brother Thomas and his parents Louis and Elizabeth. In keeping with Dutch’s wishes, private family cremation services will take place. If desired, donations to The Stronach Cancer Centre in Newmarket would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


BARBROOK, Peggie

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Peggie Lucas of Erin, formerly of Streetsville, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Don Barbrook, WW2 RAF (2003). Loving mother of Pat Clarke and her husband Rob of Erin and Anthony Barbrook of Streetsville. Cherished Nana of Donald, Laurie, Darrell, Trisha, Grey, and Angilque. Great-Nana Bubba of Joshua Lucas, Justin-Matthew, Jacob-Benjamin and Quinn. Predeceased by her sisters Betty and Joan. Peggie will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Burns Presbyterian Church in Erin on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation at the church for one hour before service time. If desired, donations can be made to Burns Presbyterian Church or the Upper Credit Humane Society (Trooper’s Fund). Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home in Erin.


MOORE, Linda Marie

Peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Linda Moore of Lipton Saskatchewan, formerly of Orton, in her 50th year. Beloved wife of Paul Pankiw. Loving daughter of Harry Moore of Orton and the late Ruth Wilson (2011) Cherished sister of Barb Pykala and her husband Paul of Guelph and Harold Moore of Orton. Predeceased by brother Brian Moore (2001). Dear step-mother of Mary-Anne, Richard, Tracy, Christopher, and Lucille. Predeceased by step-daughter Phyllis (2004) Survived by many grandchildren and great grand children Paityn and Ashtyn. Linda will be sadly missed by her extended family and many friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the BUTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Main Street South, Erin, on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Davison officiating.  Interment at Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh.  Visitation for one hour prior to service time.  If desired, donations to the Upper Credit Humane Society would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


BOYLE, James

Peacefully at Georgetown Hospital on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. James Boyle of Erin in his 71st year. Beloved partner of Deanna MacKay. Dear brother of Margaret Campbell of Scotland, Anne Jarvis of Wallaceburg, Catherine Mollo (David) of Woodbridge and John Boyle of England. Predeceased by his father James, mother Elizabeth and sisters Elizabeth and Esther.

Uncle and Great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by Jenny, Suzie, Tomo, Misty and Quincy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. A private family grave side service will be held in Brampton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Upper Credit Humane Society, 5383 Trafalgar Rd., Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0.


BOYES, Kenneth Lawrence

Peacefully at Hospice Wellington on May 25, 2014. Ken Boyes of Orton in his 50th year. Beloved husband of Kim (nee Fountain), loving father of Mitchell and Bronx. Dear son of Gerry and Barb Boyes of Orton and brother of Kathy (Lyn) of Mitchell. Brother-in-law of Todd (Sandra) and Chad (Ali). Ken will be sadly missed by all those who loved him and especially by all his hunting buddies. A special thanks to Dr. Hood and all of the nurses and volunteers at Hospice Wellington.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin where a Memorial Service will take place on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to Hospice Wellington, 795 Scottsdale Dr., Guelph, Ont. N1G 3R8 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Private interment will take place a later date.


WILLIAMSON, John Albert

(Top salesman for Kruger Packaging)

Suddenly at home in Erin on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in his 67th year. Former husband and best friend of Margot (nee Newton). Dear father of Blaire ( Jeremy) Lupton, Kelly (Chad Neve) Williamson and Robin Williamson. Cherished grandfather of Alina. Brother of Heather (Dave) Forde and David Williamson and uncle of Kaylea and James Forde.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. Erin where a Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation from 12 to 2 p.m. If desired, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family. John was one in a million and will be dearly missed.


SUESSMUTH, Patrick Feeley 

(Director of Erin Hoops, and Main Place in Erin.)

Suddenly at home in Erin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Pat Suessmuth of Erin in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Marigold Suessmuth. Pat was predeceased by his brother Joseph. Pat was a dedicated caring person who was involved in the running of Erin Hoops for many years and more recently with Main Place in Erin, where he made many lasting friendships with the youth of Erin and area. A Memorial Service will take place at the BUTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5399 Main St., South, Erin, on Thursday May 22nd at 2:00 pm. Visitation on Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm. Interment of Cremains to take place at Erin Union Cemetery. In Patrick’s memory donations can be made to Erin Hoops, Main Place, or the Erin Optimist Club and will be appreciated to reflect his many years of faithful service to the youth of the area, and the community at large.


JENNINGS, Helen Mae (nee McMaster)

Peacefully at Georgetown Hospital on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Jack (2011). Dear mother of Brad (deceased), Jacqueline Podger (Michael) of Charlottetown, P.E.I. and John of Brantford, Ont. Cherished grandmother of Mark and Shannon and great-grandmother of Jacob, Tyson and Jackson. Dear sister of Jack ( Betty) McMaster and predeceased by George McMaster. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place and the family will have a private graveside service at a later date. If desired, donations to Brantwood Community Services, 25 Bell Lane, Brantford, Ont. N3T 1E1 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin.


NOBLE, Marion Gail

Marion Gail Noble (Gail) died peacefully at home in Hillsburgh, Ontario on Sunday, April 20, 2014 surrounded by close family. Gail was predeceased by her father Robert Vance Noble and mother Doreen Marion Noble (nee Beckett). She was survived by her husband Ian Ainsworth, daughter Georgia Noble Ainsworth and her husband Spencer Schulz, son Benjamin James Noble Ainsworth, sister Lynda Noble, niece Elyse Mills and nephew Gavin Mills.

Gail had a deep love of art and literature, especially poetry. She graduated with a PhD specializing in Renaissance Drama from the University of Toronto, established Gabbro Press, co-authored a book about the turn of the century and took great pleasure in research and editing. Gail's passion for knowledge as well as her understanding of others made her a much loved mother, companion and friend. Although being a very private person, she especially enjoyed the company of her children, niece and "nephews".

Gail’s family would like to give a very special thanks to the outstanding efforts of Dr. Nadia Califarettti, Dr. Chris Lund, Bayshore nurses Anne McKenzie and Jeanette Bos and Kim Carere at C.C.A.C. We would also like to thank Dr. Mary Anne Fraser whose sisterly love for Gail helped us through all stages of this journey. The family will hold a small private service in her memory. Donations in Gail's name can be made to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre via the "Grand River Hospital Foundation."


CURRIE, Mary Eileen

Peacefully at Brierwood Gardens, Brantford on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Mary Currie of Brantford, formerly of Toronto and Caledon, in her 86th year. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Violetta Currie and by her brother Bill Currie. Dear sister-in-law of Fran Currie of Brantford. Survived by nephew David, and nieces Cheryl and Elaine. Mary will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Monday May 5, 2014 at 11:00 am. 


FARR, Herbert Bruce

Peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Bruce Farr of Everton in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Mactaggart ). Dear father of Herb and Tom (Jenn). Cherished grandfather of Robin. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be given to Grand River Cancer Centre, Stone United Church or Guelph General Hospital.

Lovingly remembered by his family and friends.


LAMANTIA, Phillip

October 11, 1922 - March 28, 2014

Loving father and a wonderful grand father who lived life with passion.

Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Gathering at Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S., Erin, on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:00 followed by a reception.

Donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.


SHEPHERD, Rodney Edward

Peacefully at home on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the age of 60. Loving father of Kimberly (Chad Jeffery) and Alice (Dan Hearten). Dear son of Alice Marie Shepherd and brother of Wesley (Sharon), Doug (Rachel) and Scott. Cherished grampa of Summer, Hailey, Evan and Michael. Also missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation this Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.


EAGLES, Nelson Douglas

Turned his last wrench on Monday, February 24, 2014 in his 86th year. Loving husband of Edith (nee McClure). Dear father of Gerry (Leah) of Owen Sound and Kim (John) Melanson of Sundridge. Cherished grampa of Brian (Tara) and Jodie and great-grampa of Cassidy, Hannah and Ethan. Sadly missed by Merlot. Survived by his siblings Darlene, Ron and Linda and predeceased by Ted, Stan, Herb and Harold. There will be a celebration of Nelson’s life at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home in Erin, Ont.


DENOMME, Leslie Anne

(Long time horse riding instructor at Mont St. Pierre Camp, owned and run by parents) Suddenly at Brampton Civic Hospital on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Leslie Denomme of Hillsburgh in her 54th year. Beloved partner of Bill Russell. Loving daughter of Maureen Denomme of Newmarket and the late Robert Denomme. Dear sister of Dean Denomme, Genevieve Pierce and Stephanie Simpson. Leslie will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South Erin, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. If desired donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


PROVIS, Gwendoline Daisy

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Friday, February 7, 2014. Gwen Provis (nee Norman) formerly of Erin in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred Provis(2013) and the late Ronald Whybrow. Dear mother of Ian Whybrow of Hamilton and predeceased by Shirley (Melvyn) Frost, Melanie (Steven) Brock and Allan Whybrow. Cherished grandmother of Julie, Reid, Morgan, Stephanie and Kyle and great-grandmother of Emily. Predeceased by her 5 sisters and 2 brothers. The Funeral Service will take place at All Saints Anglican Church, 81 Main St., Erin on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation from 2- 3 p.m. If desired, donations to All Saints Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home.


RAVENHILL, Phyllis May

Suddenly but peacefully at home in Erin on Friday, February 7, 2014. Phyllis (nee Heron) in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Godfrey (2002). Dear mother of Liz (Paul); Paul; Sheila (Sandy); Tim and Sianie (Ernie). Cherished Nana of Rebecca (Charles), Ashleigh, Bethany (Corey), Christopher, Melissa, Andrew and Meghan. Great- Nana of Sadee Elizabeth. Also missed by extended family and many friends.

A Funeral Service will take place at the Maple Ave. Baptist Church, 177 Maple Ave., Georgetown, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Spring Burial at Erin Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to Child Evangelism Fellowship, (for the orphans of Sao Paulo, Brazil) 335 Robinson Road, Brantford, Ont. N3T 5L7 would be appreciated by the family.


LONGBOTTOM, Eric Floyd


(Retired paramedic, former volunteer with Erin Fire Department, former bus driver with Denny bus Lines Ltd., Past President of Erin Legion)


A kind, sensitive, caring soul left us peacefully at home in Brampton, Ontario formerly of Erin, Ontario on Tuesday February 4, 2014 after fighting a long battle with multiple systems atrophy (Parkinsonism) in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Carolyn (Slote) Longbottom. Loving father of Eric of Edmonton, Alberta. Predeceased by first wife Darleen (Esch) Longbottom. Dear brother of John (Nancy), Frank (late Kathy) and Lynn. Sadly missed by the Esch, Longbottom, Slote, Lang families plus extended family and friends. Fondly remembered as Pink Floyd.
Floyd enjoyed many friendships from trail builders and hikers, bicycle enthusiasts, to old car aficionados, sailors, canoe river rats, boaters, Scouters, a little one saying "Hi Floyd" or a dog wanting a scratch or snack. Memorial Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Instead of flowers, donations to the Erin Firefighters Association, Station 10, 5684 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh, Ont. N0B 1Z0 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.


FRANKLAND, Thomas Leslie (John)

(Longtime employee of Ford in Bramalea, and former volunteer with the Erin Fire Dept.)

Peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener on Thursday, January 23, 2014 after a short illness. John Frankland of Erin, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Jenny (Verdoold) Frankland. Loving father of T.J. Frankland and Cheryl of Marsville and Darran Frankland and Fiona of Milton. Cherished Papa of Trentan and Kolby. John will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. A private family Funeral Service was held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin. Spring Interment, Erin Union Cemetery. A Public Celebration of Life for John will be held at the Erin Legion on Thursday, January  30, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Erin Fire Association, Station 10, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


JACKSON, BEVERLEY ANNE (nee Emmerson)

 At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 after a brief, yet courageous, battle in her 74th year. Lovingly remembered by her husband of 50 years, Hugh Jackson. Beloved mother of James and gramma of Zakori. Beloved sister of Lynne Marchand (Cecil), Jane Brander (Barry), Cindy Frank (Art), John Emmerson (Lesley), Alan Emmerson, Joy Feltham (Ellis) and Ellen Smalczewski (Mark). Fondly remembered Auntie Bev to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister-in-law Donna. At Beverley’s request, there will be no service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family.


LEGARE, Michael Albert 

Peacefully at home in his sleep, on Saturday January 18, 2014. Michael Legare, long time resident of Terra Cotta, after a 17 year hard fought battle with Parkinsons. Beloved husband of Linda (Warn) for 49 years.

Loving father of Lisa (Lee) Nightingale, Jeff and Kristen (John) Clark. Cherished gramps of Tyler, Kaitlin, Spencer, Joshua, and James. Dear brother of Joseph (Rose) and Louise (Dennis) of North Bay. Dear son-in-law of Anne (Gord) Warn. Predeceased by his mother and father Mary and Albert. A Private Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin.


MOFFATT, Margaret Emily

Peacefully at Riverside Glen, Guelph on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Peg Moffatt, formerly of Erin, in her 103rd year. Beloved mother of Sylvia Myles (Bill) of Guelph and Gary Moffatt (the late Jane) of Newmarket. Cherished Gramma of Debbie, Dianne, David, Mike and Joanne. Great-gramma of Greg, Matthew, Andrea, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Ryan and Jacob. Great-great-gramma of Olivia, Charlotte, Emily, Helayna and Lya.

A Memorial Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Arthritis Society, 393 University Ave., Suite 1700, Toronto, Ont. M5G 1E6 would be appreciated. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Villages of Riverside Glen in Guelph for their excellent care.


CURRIE, Mary Eileen

Peacefully at Brierwood Gardens, Brantford on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Mary Currie of Brantford, formerly of Toronto and Caledon, in her 86th year. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Violetta Currie and by her brother Bill Currie. Dear sister-in-law of Fran Currie of Brantford. Survived by nephew David, and nieces Cheryl and Elaine. Mary will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Monday May 5, 2014 at 11:00 am. 


EASTON, Gwendolyn

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care, Orangeville on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Gwen (Burns) Easton of Hillsburgh, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of James Easton. Loving mother of Scott Easton (Jancey) of Orangeville, Michael Easton (Natasha) of San Francisco and Todd Easton (Jolene) of Hillsburgh. Cherished grandmother of Christina (Adam), Megan, Noah, Kyan, Anastasia and Cameron. Great grandmother of Alexander. Predeceased by her parents John and Mabel Burns, and sisters Alma Burns, Lorene Murray (Bud) and Marnie Boddy (George). Survived by niece Bonnie Trollope (Bob) of Rockwood . The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin, on Monday from 7-9 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 81 Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh on Tuesday, January 14th at 11:30 am. with Rev. Stephen Mutavdzija officiating. If desired donations to The Sick Children’s Hospital or Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated. The family would like to thank first and foremost Dr. Apps for his care of 30 years, Nurses at H.H.C.C., nurses and PSW’s at the Avalon, Rev. Wayne Maddock, Bonnie for being there, and Butcher Funeral Home for their guidance.


BRUCE, Byron Seymour

Peacefully at St. Josephs Health Centre, Guelph, on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Byron Bruce of Ospringe, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Blanche McKinnon (2012) for over 65 years. Loving father of Bev Wilkins and her husband Jim, Robert Bruce and his wife Susan, Brenda Reid, and Brad Bruce and his wife Lesley. Cherished grandfather of David, Tanis, Neil, Chrissie, Dan, Jeff, Barrett, Andrea, Joel, Mel, Greg, Adena, Tyler, Sam, Ben, Kara, Riley, Kathy, Glen, Rob, and great-grandfather of Ethan, Sydney, Charlotte, Ewan, Nigel, Harper, Raven, Deven, Erren and Megen. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation on Friday, January 10th from 7-9 p.m. Spring Interment, Coningsby Cemetery. If desired donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Ospringe or St. Josephs Health Centre, 100 Westmount Rd., Guelph, Ont. N1H 5H8 would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the St. Joseph Health Centre, especially the staff of Lilac Lane, for their extraordinary care and support.


HALL, Raymond Elias (Ray)

Passed away peacefully at Avalon Care Centre, Orangeville, on Friday, January 3, 2014 in his 76th year. Beloved son of the late Elias and Olive Hall and cherished brother of Lorne and his wife Joan. He was a special uncle to Doug Hall and his wife Sue, Barb and her husband Keith Switzer, Ken Hall and his wife Edith and Diane and her husband Bob Lang. Ray will be lovingly remembered by his great nieces and nephews Kim and Lisa Hall, Chad and Ashley Switzer, Stephanie and Brendan Hall and Courtney and Kevin Lang. Sadly missed by his uncle Gren (Jean) Hall and cousins Marilyn Hall, Nancy Smollet, Julie (Rick) Stomphurst, Johnny Anthony, Muriel (Heinz) McCutcheon and Frances Hall.

The family is very grateful to the staff at Arc Industries in Guelph, The Wellington Community Living Centre in Erin and the Avalon Care Centre in Orangeville for their support and loving care.

The Funeral Service will take place at the Hillsburgh Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Arc Industries East, c/o Community Living Guelph Wellington, 8 Royal Road, Guelph, Ont. N1H 1G3 would be appreciated by the family.


MANES, Madeline Jessie (nee Oldham)

Peacefully at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Madeline Manes of Rockwood in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Harold (2011). Loving mother of David (Debbie) Manes, Dan (Dianne) Manes, Karyn (Dan) Moon, Kelli Manes (Dan Hall) and predeceased by Dennis (2008). Cherished grandmother of David Jr., Becky, Brandon, Greg, Matthew, Brynn, Devon, Raely, Samantha, Alannah, Riley and Rane. Great-grandmother of Olivia, Charlotte, Emily and Helayna. Dear sister of Gordon (Marlene), Carl (Marilyn), Jean Robinson, Ross (Marilyn) and Beth (Bob) May.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. Erin, where a Memorial Service will take place on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Groves Memorial Community Hospital, 235 Union St. E., Fergus, Ont. N1M 1W3 would be appreciated by the family.


MURPHY, James Joseph

May 23, 1947-December 15, 2013

Suddenly at home in Erin on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Verna. Dear father of Roy and grandfather of Shandi and Jaden. Brother of Violet, Roy, Donna and Stella.

The family will receive friends at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin on Wednesday, December 18 from 2-4 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


MACKENZIE, Harold Gray

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Sunday, December 15, 2013. Harold MacKenzie of Erin at the age of 61. Loving husband of Debbie. Dear father of Andrea and Alyssa (John) Morley and cherished Papa of Lya. Beloved son of Jean MacKenzie and brother of Phyllis, Hughie, Winnie, Lloyd, Bill and Jan. Predeceased by David. Sadly missed by his in-laws Bill and Sylvia Myles and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A Memorial Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Headwaters Health Care Centre, 100 Rolling Hills Dr., Orangeville, Ont. L9W 4X9 or Hospice Dufferin, 30 Centre St., Orangeville, Ont. L9W 2X1 would be appreciated by the family.


GIDDY, Audrey Marie

Peacefully in Erin on Monday, December 9, 2013. Audrey of Guelph in her 72nd year. Daughter of the late Chesley and Effie Roberts. Dear sister of Sam (Shirley), Harry (Josephine), Pansy McNeil (Jerry), Art (Ruby), Ray, Cal (Sarah), Everett (Valerie), Carl (Twyla), Wavey McKenzie (Walter), Tony and Judy Davis (Steve). Predeceased by her brother Allan and fondly remembered by his wife Nancy as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The Funeral Service will take place at The Salvation Army Church, 114 Mill St. E., Acton on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. If desired, donations to The Salvation Army, Box 359, Acton, Ont. L4T 2M4 would be appreciated by the family.


GRAVES, Lynda Sophia

December 21, 1946 - December 7, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Lynda Graves (nee Surgeoner) at the age of 66. Beloved wife of the late Robert Henry (2000). Loving mother of Richenda (Michael), Lynette (Earl), Adam (Violet) and Mark (Danielle). Cherished Nana of Jacob, Brianna, Rebecca, Brooklynn, Chelsey, Krista, Madison, Montana and Logan. Great Nana of Anthony and Zoe. Dear sister of Sandra (Gord) and Frank (Sheila).

As per Lynda’s wishes, there will be a private family service. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hospital for Sick Children.


 BETHELL, Lorna Elizabeth MacDougall 

Died peacefully at Headwaters Hospital on the morning of Monday, December 2, 2013, at the age of 84. She was surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her husband Tony Bethell, she was the loving mother of Jill (Nick Green), Elizabeth (Stuart Birnie) and Trish McMaster (Alexander Reford) and stepmother of Rafe Bethell (Paul Hallanan), Jamie Bethell (predeceased)(wife Laurie), Leslie Titcomb, Louise Bethell and Hugh Bethell. She was the beloved sister of Hartland (Evie) MacDougall, Bart MacDougall (Ann McCulloch), Marian (John) MacFarlane, and the cherished grandmother of Christopher (Arlene), Trish and Andrew Green, Trevor, James (Silje) and Ruth Skutezky, as well as great-grandmother to Ivry Green, Viktoria and William Skutezky.

Lorna was born and raised In Montreal and educated at The Study, Netherwood School, The University of Lausanne and McGill University. She married Richard McMaster and after being widowed, married Tony Bethell in 1970 and lovingly welcomed his children into her family. She rode with the Montreal Hunt, played tennis, and was an avid golfer, bridge player and gardener. She was also a wonderful cook. Throughout her life she was always a major contributor to the community she was in, including Montreal, Metis and Caledon. Perhaps her greatest achievement was the establishment of Bethell House in Inglewood, where she led a dedicated group of community volunteers in raising the funds, building, and operating this model hospice that is named after her late husband and stepson, Jamie. She will be sadly missed by her family and the community.

Visitation will be at the Butcher Funeral Home, Main Street, Erin, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 on Friday, December 6. The service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Erin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 for family and friends, but everyone is welcome to a celebration of her life at her home at 19659 Shaws Creek Road, Caledon at 2:45 p.m. In memory of Lorna, donations may be made to her beloved Bethell Hospice Foundation, Box 75, Inglewood, Ontario, L7E 3L6 (or on line at www.bethellhospice.org)


WOODHEAD, Alan

 (Longtime employee of the City of Toronto)

Suddenly at home on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Alan Woodhead of Erin in his 52nd year. Beloved husband of Michelle Murphy. Loving father of Alexandra, Adam and Kylie. Cherished son of Marion and the late Eric Woodhead. Dear brother of Peter of Toronto and Darren of Florida. Alan will be sadly missed by his extended family, many co-workers and friends.

Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin, where the Funeral Service will take place on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Deacon Irene Walback officiating. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Upper Credit Humane Society, 5383 Trafalgar Rd., Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


HUNT, Shirley Veronica

Peacefully at home, on Saturday November 16, 2013. Shirley Hunt of Port Colborne, formerly of Thornbury, and Sauble Beach, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Hunt (1995). Loving mother of Beverley Moore and her husband Daniel of Port Colborne, Thomas Hunt and his partner Antonio Tsui of Toronto, Bonny Bloxam of Peterborough, Douglas Hunt and his wife Louise of Guelph, Shirley VanAcker and her partner Jim Wallace of Scarborough, Linda Chisholm and her husband Dennis of Erin, Dorothy Berger and her partner Keith Hooley of Peterborough, and William Hunt of Scarborough. Cherished nanny of 16 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren. Shirley will be sadly missed by her extended family and many friends. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S. Erin on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church 24 Millwood R., Erin, on Wednesday November 20th at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow. If desired donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


BELLAMY, Ronald George

 (Director of Sales and Advertising for Kmart Canada)

Peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Ron Bellamy of Terra Cotta in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Lonsbury). Dear father of Karen; Brent (Wendy); Cameron; Leslie Ann (Mike); Greg (Christine) and Ronnie (Sara). Cherished Grandpa of Brett, Blake, Garrett, Ryan, Jostin, Leigh Ann, William, Rebecca, Mandy, Jamie Lee, Logan, Samantha, Danielle, Jonathan and Tripp.

The family will receive friends at their home, 285 The Grange Sideroad, Terra Cotta on Thursday (Nov. 21st) and Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.The Funeral Service will take place at the Belfountain Community Church, Mississauga Road, Belfountain on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. followed by burial at Belfountain Cemetery. The reception will be held at the Caledon Golf and Country Club, 2121 Olde Base Line Road, Caledon.


NOVOZAMSKY, Zdenek (Dennis)

Suddenly at home on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Dennis Novozamsky of Erin in his 71st year. Dear father of Staja Gordon of Guelph and cherished grandfather of Josiah. Sadly missed by Marita, Enid and many friends. Arrangements entrusted to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin.


CHAMBERS, Earl Thomas

 Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care in Orangeville, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Earl Chambers of Orangeville, formerly of Orton in his 94th  year. Beloved husband of Pauline for 63 years. Loving father of Lana Palmer (David Campbell) of Orangeville, Lyn Chambers (Elizabeth) of Grand Valley and Sherry Baris of Elora. Cherished grandpa of 14 grandchildren and one great-grand child. Survived by his brother Cecil Chambers of Erin. Earl will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. The family will receive friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St.. S. Erin, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from the Hillsburgh Baptist Church, 21 Trafalgar Road,  Hillsburgh at 2:00 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired donations to the Hillsburgh Baptist Church or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.


HOOPER, Margaret Joyce

Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Harriston, on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Margaret (Hart)  Hooper, formerly of Erin in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Bob (1995). Loving mother of Kris Gilbert, Karen Muir (Rob) and Rhonda Green (David). Cherished grandma of Alexandria, Ashley, Adam and Amanda. Fondly remembered by her life-long friend Barbara Rush and her husband Bob. A Memorial Service will take place at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St., Erin, on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


PAQUETTE, Colleen

Peacefully at home, with her family by her side on October 24, 2013 at the age of 66. Colleen lost a valiant battle against cancer. Loving wife of Gerry for 47 years. Dear mother of Mike and his wife Cathy. Devoted Memere to Taylor, Ethan and Alexander. She is survived by her siblings Edmond, Clayton, Ernie, Darlene and Charlene. She will be fondly remembered by her extended family and many friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Main St. S, Erin, where visitation will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. Following the visitation, a reception will be held at the Erin Legion. If desired, donations to E.W.C.S., Box 786, Erin, Ont. N0B 1T0, would be appreciated by the family. 


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