It is with great sadness that the family of Lynda Marlene Hicks announces her passing on Monday, January 21, 2008. Lynda will be dearly missed by her childhood sweetheart and beloved husband of 42 years William John Hicks of Southampton, She will be forever remembered in the hearts of her daughters and their families: Vicky-Lynne and her husband Grant Cook of Owen Sound, Tammy Lee and her husband David Campbell of Southampton, and Kimberly Ann and her fiancé Billy Nesbitt of Hanover. Devoted and loving grandmother to Kayla, Samantha, Lindsay, Tara, Chelsy, Carly, and Kailey, as well as loving Step-Grandmother to Adrienne, Carter, Mykia, Kristofer and Tasha. Great-grandmother to Keira. Lynda is predeceased by her daughter Billie-Joe, her mother Nellie Margaret May Coot and her father Clifford John Edward Smith. Lynda touched many hearts during her time with us and she will be forever remembered for her deep love of life, music and family.
Friends and family are invited to share their memories at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, January 24th. A celebration of Lynda’s life will take place in the chapel on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon Williams officiating.
Interment Southampton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Bruce County Museum or the Owen Sound Big Brothers would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Hickey, Rosa Joan
At the Southampton Care Centre on Friday, October 10th, 2003, at the age of 82 years, the former Joan Gunn, wife of the late Fred Owen and the late Pat Hickey, mother of Frederick and Robert and his wife Gail, all of Toronto, grandmother of Thomas Owen, Michelle Owen, and Michael Owen.She is also survived by her dear friends Susanne Owen, and Linda and Winston Ffrench Also surviving is one niece Lori Gunn, one nephew Jeff Gunn, grandnephew Travis Gunn, and grandniece Nicole Gunn.
A private family funeral service will be conducted at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) on Saturday, October 11th with the Rev. Gordon Williams officiating
Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens, Toronto on Tuesday, October 14th, at 1 p.m..
Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Thursday morning, November 25th, 2004, at the age of69 yrs,Bob Hewitt of Port Elgin. Husband of the former Edith Worthman. Father of Darryl Hewitt and Tim Hewitt of Yukon, and Darren LaHaie of Waterloo.Brother of Laura Heier of Waterloo, Cecile Huehn of B.C., Donna Trebinski of Southampton, Dianne and her husband George Zeigler of Markham, and Delores and her husband Larry Koebel of Kitchener.He is predeceased by his sister Lynette Longmore.Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St., Port Elgin, on Saturday, November 27th, 2004, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 340, Port Elgin will hold a memorial service at the Legion Branch, Bricker and Green Sts., Port Elgin, on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow.
Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
At Summit Place, Owen Sound, on Monday, June 7th, 2004 at the age of 84 years, the former Agnes Tisberger of Port Elgin. Wife of the late Steve Herr (Sr). Dear mother of Steve and his wife Ruth of Balmy Beach, Owen Sound. Loving and very proud grandmother of Dr. Steven Herr and his wife Dr. Megan Stephenson of Huntsville, and Karen and her husband Alex Van Wieringen of Owen Sound, and of her lovely and dearest great-granddaughters Ainsley and Avery Herr. She is also survived by her brother Sebastian Tisberger of Etobicoke and her stepsister Lena Reiser of Germany. Loving aunt of Sebastian and Steve Tisberger of Brampton and Edmonton and Karl Heinz Reiser of Germany. She is predeceased by her parents Josef and Katarina Tisberger.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St., Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 920 Wellington St., Port Elgin, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Father Mike Francis officiating.
Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin.
Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Saugeen Shores Medical Centre Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Parish prayers will be held in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m.
The life story of Agnes Tisberger begins in the village of Csibrak, a small rural community in the district of Tolna Megye, Hungary.Csibrak was a farming village located in a flat valley with vineyards and farm fields located on the outskirts.Just about everybody in Csibrak was a Schwab– a group of people who emigrated to Hungary and surrounding countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth century from the southern parts of Germany.They brought their language, their culture and their farming expertise with them.
Agnes was born in this pastoral village on Oct. 11, 1919, the first child of Johann and Katharin Tisberger.In the Tisberger home, Agnes lived with her parents as well as her uncle, his wife and the Tisberger grandparents. To this household brother Sebastian was born three years later as well as cousin Sepi (Joseph).
She attended the two-room school in the village which had a husband and wife teaching team for their six grades.The girls learned sewing, knitting, needlepoint and crochet at home.Agnes continued to improve and expand her skills in crafts throughout her life- to the great delight of her friends and family who benefited from her kind generosity.She enjoyed celebrating the many seasonal festivals in the village- singing in the choir and attending the seasonal market days.
It was a very sad and difficult time in 1934 when Agnes’ mother diedafter a lengthy illness.Thismay have been a factor in her decision to marry young a couple of years later.She met her life partner, Stefan Herr, when her family visited the nearby village of Pari and her grandmother well approved her choice. They were married in 1936 and the celebration lasted several days.
Agnes operated a general store in Pari after she was married as well as helped with all the farm chores that went with their rural lifestyle. She often talked about visiting Budapest to buy for their store and how exciting it was to see the city sights.After suffering the loss of their first son, she and Stefan were blessed with a healthy second son- Steve, in 1939.
The war years were very difficult for all of Europe and for the Schwabs, the aftermath was devastating. All the Schwabian villages were broken up, people were sent to concentration work camps, many died, and most were deported to Germany, a foreign land to the Schwabs in Hungary.
During this time, Agnes was on a train with several othervillage young people, having been told by the Communist authorities that their help was needed to finish the harvest on a nearby farm. Little did they know that the train was heading for the Soviet Union!Agnes was rescued by her husband, Stefan, when the train stopped at a station and narrowly escaped the dreadful fate of the forced labour camps.
Thus it was that Agnes and her family were deported to East Germany in 1948 where starvation and disease ran rampant. Their skills and their fortitude, their faith anddetermination were all brought to bear in their struggle through this difficult time.The family decided to escape to West Germany where their chances for survival would be much better. In 1948, the four Herrs-Agnes, husband Stefan, little Steve and Stefan’s elderly mother, crossed the border secretly at night, through the fields with the assistance of a local farmer who had been paid for his help withStefan’s pocket watch. Theyfound refuge with relatives in Kassel, Germany and started to build a home from the rubble in the street.
Life was desperate in West Germany also, in the aftermath of war, and with due consideration, Agnes and her family decided to emigrate to Canada. Agnes was a brave soul throughoutthis trial.She always had a sense of humour, a strong and willing determination, endless energy, and a strong drive to meet the needs of her family.
She suffered dreadfully from sea sickness on her voyage across the Atlantic in the freighter, ‘the Beaverbrae’, and was not able to leave her bunk the whole trip. When the family arrived in St. John, New Brunswick, they took a train to St. Thomas, Ontario where they had made arrangement to work as share growerson a tobacco farm near Aylmer. They had very little in worldly goods, but by working hard and working together, they managed and soon planned to buy a farm of their own in Port Elgin.
When Agnes and her husband decided to sell their farm in 1966, they built a new home in town which Agnes was very proud of. Her husband retired but she decided to continue in the working world and started a new position at the United Autoworkers as kitchen staff.Agnes hadseventeen years of faithful employment here and was very well respected by her fellow workers. She was known for her sense of camaraderie, her energy, her spirit and humour. She was a leader amongst her peers and contributed many old-country recipes which proved very popular at the camp.
In the sixties and seventies, Agnes and Stefan spent much of the winter in Florida,visiting with friends from home who were also there and meeting new friends from other parts of the world. They always came home loaded with gifts forall,especially for their beloved grandchildren.
In overcoming the loss of her husband in 1984, Agnes increased her effort to become involved in her community.She was very active in the Port Elgin Seniors Club and became an accomplished lawn bowler.She had always been involved with her church and continued to be so. She enjoyed a Tim Horton break with her girlfriends and continued to host many family get togethers.
We the family of Agnes, remember well her wonderful dinners, her noodles from scratch, the knitted slippers, the crochet gifts, the chuckles and laughs, the teasing and support, her ‘joie de vivre’, her endless care and love.
She did not want to give into the limitations ofher illness in later life and resisted becoming dependent.She managed, however, for many years in her home, bravely, courageously, with faith and determination.When it became apparent that she could no longer manage safely at home, Agnes moved to Summit Place in Owen Sound where she could be closer to her family. We, her family,appreciate the excellent care given to her at Summit Place and we have been told about the spark that she brought to them.
Agnes has lived a full life, with zest, with love and care for others. Her legacy is her spirit, her spark, her get up and go, that we remember so well. She has set a fine example for all who knew her and we cherish the memories that we have shared.
June 7, 2004
Admired and cherished……………..
Her Loving Family
Suddenly on Monday, February 20th, 2006 at the age of 73 years, the former Lorraine Turner of Port Elgin. Loving wife for 52 years of John Hayward. Dear mom of John and his wife Wanda and devoted grandma of Rachel and Emily Hayward, all of Hamilton. Sister of David Turner and his wife Sharon of Sudbury, and Joyce and her husband Richard Cassidy of Hamilton. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter Linda and by her son George.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St., Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) on Thursday, February 23rd from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at Tolmie Memorial Presbyterian Church, 699 Goderich St., Port Elgin, on Friday at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Vanderstelt officiating. A memorial service will be held at the Heritage Green Presbyterian Church, Stoney Creek (corner of Mud St.W. & Isaac Brock Dr.)on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. John Hibbs officiating.
Interment Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton.
Memorial contributions to Tolmie Memorial Presbyterian Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Hatton, (Joan) Gertrude Kathleen Nancy
Suddenly on Monday, February 19th, 2001, at the age of 80, Joan Hatton of Port Elgin, formerly of Durham and Toronto. Wife of the late Herbert Hatton. Dear mother of Bert and his wife Marilyn of Port Elgin. Grandmother of Derek and his wife Kim of Lucan and Kerry Hatton of Vancouver. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren Kara and Shauna. She is predeceased by her brother William and by her good friend Gord MacDonald. She will be missed by Gord’s family, Rick MacDonald and Gary MacDonald and their families
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday.Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon Williams officiating.
Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Edwin "Ted" Harcourt
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 at the age of 75 years, Ted Harcourt of Southampton. Husband of the former Eileen Sahli. Father of Allan of Kitchener. Brother of Helen and her husband Fred Brown, and Marg and her husband Eric McLeod, all of Port Elgin, Norman of Southampton, and William and his wife Heather of Guelph. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Alvin and Matilda Harcourt and by his daughter Barbara Azevedo in 2006.
Friends may call at the W.Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores), on Sunday, December 16th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Private family funeral service
Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.
Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
At Southampton, on Thursday, July 17th, 2003, at the age of 76 years, Cyril John Handy of Southampton and formerly of England. Beloved husband of the late June Handy. Much loved father of Elaine and her husband Mark Brown of Port Elgin, and Nigel and his wife Demelza of Birmingham, England. Cherished Granddad of Andrew, Rachel, and Rebecca Brown, and Charlene, Barry, and Natasha Handy. Brother of Dora and family of Birmingham, and Audrey and her husband Bob Washborne and family of Australia. Predeceased by sisters, Beryl and Joyce.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church, Port Elgin, on Saturday, July 19th at 12 noon, with Father Mike Francis as celebrant. Cremation to follow, withInterment to take place in England. A reception with the family will follow Mass at Jubilee Hall, St. Joseph's Church.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.