Agnes Loughridge-Dukelow, 79
Former Cardinal resident Agnes Loughridge-Dukelow died at St. Lawrence Lodge in Brockville on Aug. 24, 1999. She was 79.
She is survived by her husband, Doug Dukelow. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wesley Loughridge.
Also surviving are sons Robert (Pat) Loughridge of Brockville and James (Diane) Loughridge of Ancaster, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Dukelow was predeceased by one brother and two sisters, as well as by her parents, Robert Murphy and Elizabeth Byers, to whom she was born on June 15, 1920 in Scotland.
She lived in Scotland and in Cardinal, then moved to St. Lawrence Lodge three years ago.
Mrs. Dukelow was a technician with RCA Victor in Prescott. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105 in Cardinal, having served as a corporal with the Canadian Air Force, GRD Trenton.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Cardinal on Aug. 26.
The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m.
Rev. Jack Urquhart officiated.
Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Ben Allard, Lloyd Morris, Jack Rylands, Jack Gilligan, Garry Kavanaugh and Tom Beatson.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to St. Lawrence Lodge are appreciated.
Norma Riddell (nee Thompson) of Morrisburg died in the Winchester and District Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999.
She was predeceased by her husband Eric Riddell, who was an OPP sergeant.
Mrs. Riddell is survived by her daughters Cheri (Kevin McCracken) of Oakville and Shelley (Darrell Schroer), of Nepean, as well as by grandchildren Austin and Andrew Schroer.
Also surviving are sister Mildred Atchison of Ottawa, brother Doug Thompson of Cornwall, and brothers-in-law Bill McCormack of Gananoque and Glenn (Marjorie) Riddell of Prescott.
Mrs. Riddell was predeceased by sisters Alma McIntosh, Helen McCormack, Lila Thompson and by brother John Thompson.
The funeral service was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg on Aug. 18, 1999, with interment of cremated remains at St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery, Long Sault.
Helen Cook, 80
Helen Cook, a Spencerville resident, had enjoyed living at The Maples since 1982. Helen, a longtime committed volunteer in her community, died at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville on Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999. She was 80.
Helen was a dedicated member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Spencerville, her entire lifetime. She was a member of the WMS and Ladies' Aid of that congregation for many years. She was a long-time director of Spencerville Agricultural Society and assisted her late husband Dean in the capacity of secretary-treasurer of that organization for more than 20 years. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Violet Chapter, Prescott.
Helen's life evolved around her family. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren played a very special part in her life.
In the summer of 1998, a scrapbook consisting of the many newspaper clippings and pictures she had collected and saved over the years was graciously assembled by some local residents, and this scrapbook has been placed in the archives of the Grenville County Historical Society for future reference. It will continue to serve as a lasting memoir of Helen's keen and dedicated interest in her family, friends and the small community she dearly loved.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Dean in 1981. She is survived by her son, Doug (Marg), and daughter, Carol Shannon, as well as grandchildren Glenn, Mike (Christine), Colleen, Tracy (Rob), Bryan, Laurie (Mark), Lisa and Kelly (Paul), and great-grandchildren Spencer, Jordan, Logan and Jarett.
Also surviving is sister Marion (Roy) Lindsay, half-sister Hazel Place, and in-laws Ken (Charlene) Cook and Doris Collier, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Helen, the daughter of Harry S. Martin and Margaret May Burchell, was born in Edwardsburgh Township, Glen Smail Road on Oct. 26, 1918.
Friends and family called at the Grant Brown Funeral Home Purcell Chapel, Spencerville on Tuesday, Aug. 10.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Marion Johnston and Rev. Ian MacLean officiating.
The committal service followed at St. Andrew's Presbyter-ian Church Cemetery, Spencer-ville, where burial followed.
Pallbearers were Glenn, Michael and Colleen Shannon, Bryan and Lisa Cook, and Laurie Shipclark.
The flower bearer was Kelly Shipclark.
Memorial donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Spencerville and the St. Vincent de Paul Palliative Care, Brock-ville, were much appreciated.
Albert Sherwood, 77
Long-time Prescott resident Albert Sherwood died at the Kingston General Hospital on Aug. 9, 1999. He was 77.
Mr. Sherwood worked at the Gold Glove Works and then at RCA for 35 years until he retired.
He was head sideman of St. John's Anglican Church and led the Legion Colour Party, Branch 97 of Prescott, for several years.
Mr. Sherwood is survived by his wife Janet Sherwood (nee Bruce) whom he married on Sept. 20, 1949 at St. John's Anglican Church, and by son Mark Sherwood, daughter Lorraine Duval and grandchildren Chantal, Kimberly and Nicholle.
Also surviving are sisters Mary Sherwood, Winnie Webber and Luella Martineau, all of Prescott as well as several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Edward Street on Aug.13, 1999 at 2 p.m.
Rev. Gerry Ring officiated.
Interment was held at the Blue Church Cemetery, west of Prescott on County Road 2.
Pallbearers were son Mark Sherwood, Bob Ferguson, Dave Travis, Robert Gilmour and Legionnaires Jake Underhill and Randy Prophet.
Donations were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and to the Restoration Fund for St. John's Anglican Church, Prescott.
Donald Nolan, 89
Prescott resident Donald Clement Nolan died at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, in Brockville on Aug. 22, 1999. He was 89.
Mr. Nolan is survived by his wife Bessie Nolan of Prescott, son Audrey (Sharon) of Prescott, daughter Sherrill (Bill Johnston) of Winchester, and grandchildren Kelly (Michael Vincent), Gordon (Linda) Johnston, Sandy (Erin) Johnston and Scott (Kelly) Johnston. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Colin and Ryan Vincent, Shaelyn, Courtney, Taylor, Kiley, Lindsay and Julia Johnston.
Mr. Nolan is also survived by his brothers and sisters Mary (Gene) Schoenfelder, Lloyd (Dorothy) Nolan, Theresa Quinn and James Nolan.
He was predeceased by sisters Kathleen and Irene, brothers Albert and John, and by parents Peter Nolan and Catherine McDonell, to whom he was born on March 20, 1910 in St. Andrew's, Ont.
Mr. Nolan worked as a security guard at DuPont for the Corps of Commissionaires.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, 392 Edward St., Prescott on Aug. 24. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. Father Powell officiated. The committal service followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Cremation was at Glenhaven Cemetery, Kingston. Donations to the CNIB and St. Vincent Palliative Care are appreciated.
Thomas McGinn, 86
Thomas Joseph (Tom) McGinn of Amherstview, Ontario died Oct. 21, 1999 at the Helen Henderson Care Centre. He was 86.
He was born on Jan. 30, 1913 in the Matilda Township to the late Denver McGinn and Isma Snob.
He worked for the Seaway Authority and had lived in Iroquois and Montreal. He was affiliated with the Catholic church.
He is survived by his son Mike (Vicki) McGinn of Odessa and daughters Nancy (Ian) Golding of Oshawa and Rosanne (Larry) Barkley of Leduc, Alta. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews and his grandchildren Kristie and Sarah McGinn, Diane (Mitch) Flamin, David (Krista) Golding, Ed Golding, Elizabeth (Derek) Tompkins and Aaron Barkley.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Charlie, Jim, Dan, Wilfred, and his sisters, Sarah, Katherine, and Leonore and his great-grandson Ben Flamin.
Visitation was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Sunday, Oct. 24. Memorial donations were to the Diabetes Association.
The funeral service was held at the St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Iroquois on Monday, Oct. 25. Rev. David Pope officiated. Cremated remains were interred at St. Ann's Cemetery, Dixon's Corners. Pallbearers were Dave and Ed Golding, Garry and Keith Banford, Brent Lapier, and Don Barkley.
Reginald Farmer, 76
Reginald (Reg) Farmer of Iroquois, Ont. died Oct. 21, 1999 at Winchester Memorial Hospital after a two-year illness. He was 76.
He was born Jan. 15, 1923 in Cardinal, Ont. to the late Hubert and Flossie (Gathier) Farmer. He worked as a Lab Technician at Casco and lived in Iroquois and Cardinal all his life.
He was affiliated with the Anglican church and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 370 in Iroquois. He also served overseas in Italy, Sicily and Holland.
He was predeceased by his brothers Charlie, Paul, Bud and son-in-law Randy Hooke.
He is survived by his wife, Ann (Cameron), whom he married on Dec. 15, 1998 in Iroquois. Also surviving are his son Rick (Nancy) Farmer of Johnstown and daughter Johanne Hooke of Iroquois, step-children Jim (Sue) Daw of Cambridge, Nancy (Wally) Marchand of Renfrew, Ron (Sharon) Daw of Ottawa, and Kathy (André) Thiverge of Stittsville. Also surviving are his brothers Gordon (Pauline) of Cardinal, Dave (Vern) of Johnstown and Bob (Betty) of Prescott, as well as his sisters Pearl (Doug) Cooper of Brockville, Betty Walter of Cardinal, Grace (Ron) Patterson of Cardinal, and Ivy Farmer of Iroquois. Also surviving are three grandchildren, one great-grandson and several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Tamara, Reg will be missed.
Memorial donations to the Winchester Hospital, the Cancer Society or the Legion Building Fund.
Visitation was at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Bill Byers. Interment was at St. John's Anglican Cemetery.
Howard Maynard Graham, 72
Howard Maynard Graham of Prescott died Oct. 27, 1999 at St. Catharines General Hospital, St. Catharines. He was 72.
He is survived by his wife Eileen, sons Robert, Gary, Paul and Roger and daughters Shirley, Gloria and Lesa.
He was predeceased by his son John, brothers Roy and George Reid and Harold Graham and sisters Lena Carr, Elizabeth McCurry and Ruby Reid.
He was born June 10, 1927 in Cardinal to Edward Graham and Elizabeth Reid.
He worked as a packer at CASCO and enjoyed spending time with his family, country and western music, Lawrence Welk, television (soaps, westerns and the Nashville Network), yard work (gardening and flowers) and had an interest in lumber stores and new tools.
Visitation was held Saturday evening for family and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The funeral service was held at the Chapel of Chris Slater Funeral Home on Nov. 1, 1999 at 11 a.m.
The committal service followed at St. Andrew's Cemetery in Cardinal. Rev. Brian Dunlop officiated.
The pallbearers were Harold Rockey, Terry Parsons, Dar Lewis and Marvin Sweetland.
Donations to the Humane Society will be appreciated.
Marie Rose Pitt, 91
Marie Rose Pitt of Prescott died Oct. 23, 1999 at the Brockville General. She was 91.
She was a resident of the Wellington House Nursing Home.
She was born on Feb. 15, 1908 at Ogdensburg, N.Y., to Thomas Fournier and Pamela Lalonde.
She is survived by her son Harvey (Ruth), grandchildren, Charles, Brian (Louise), Kathy, Jeffrey (Carrie) and great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Kyle, Scott, Curtis, Melissa, David, Dakota, and Jessica. Also surviving is her sister Irene Denny, former daughter-in-law Jean Pitt, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey, and sisters Isabel Barkley, Helen Lawrence, Blanche Burns and Jane Jenkinson.
A housewife, she was a member of CWL for more than 60 years.
Visitation was held on Monday and the Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Oct. 26 at St. Mark's Church. Burial was at St. Mark's Cemetery. Father Rob Arsenault officiated.
The pallbearers were Jeffrey and Brian Pitt, Bill Prindle Jr., Brian and Paul McAuley and Lyall Riddell.
Pearl Luella (Myrtle) Slack, 86
Pearl Luella (Myrtle) Slack of Victoria, B.C. died Oct. 26, 1999. She was 86.
She is survived by her son, Lawrence R. Pitman and his wife Alice of Victoria; daughter, Ruth Mowat and her husband William of Cornwall; grandchildren, David Mowat and his wife Renate of Ottawa; Jeffrey Pitman and his wife Cathy; Joel Pitman of Calgary, Alta.; Laura Pitman of Kitchener, Ont.; and Kelly Pitman of Victoria. There are three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Johnathan and Sarah, and a great-great-granddaughter, Julia, who recently joined the family circle.
Mrs. Slack was predeceased by her parents Thomas John Kearns and Mary Ellen (Robinson) Kearns-Thompson, two brothers, two sisters and her first husband, E. T. Pitman of Ontario, whom she married in 1931; second husband, Fred Johnson of New Jersey, who died in 1953; and third husband Howard Slack of Kingston, Ont., who died in 1991.
She lived much of her life in the Brockville/Prescott area. She moved to Edmonton, Alta. in 1963, then to Victoria in 1978.
She was a member of Purple Star No. 104, L.O.B.A. and James Bay New Horizons.
Cremation was followed by a graveside service at Royal Oaks Cemetery, Victoria, B.C. on Nov. 8, 1999. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Ethel Annie Getz, 83
Ethel Annie Getz passed away at Brockville General Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000 after a courageous battle with ALS. She was 83 years old.
She was born in Brudnell Township near Eganville, Ont. on Sept. 3, 1916 to Herman and Minie Pauhl.
Mrs. Getz was predeceased by her husband Ezra Getz in 1973.
She is survived by her daughters Phyllis Martin and Beverley Marriner (Leonard) and by her grandchildren Jeff (Rose Marie), John and Peter Martin, Suzanne Fuller (Allen), Connie Lever (Jeff), Kimberly Whitehorne (Doug), Mark and Michael (Nancyanna) Marriner. Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Getz is also survived by sisters Katie Brohart and Mary McInnes (Ivan) and by brothers Percy (Ardella) and Raymond (June) Pauhl.
She was predeceased by brothers Edgar and John, sister Amelia Worby, son-in-law Don Martin and great-granddaughter Olivia Marriner.
Over the years, Mr. and Mrs. Getz made their home in Alice, Madawaska, Denbigh, South Mountain, Prescott, Cornwall and Renfrew. Mrs. Getz returned to Prescott in 1996 where she enjoyed her view of the St. Lawrence River at Prescott Place. For the past six months she had lived at Wellington House.
Her fond memories included a year living with her husband in Ledbury, Wales and their travels during several summers visiting England, Scotland, Ireland, Europe and Africa with Cunard Ships School.
Visitation for Mrs. Getz was held Friday, Feb. 25 at Anderson Funeral Home in Renfrew.
The funeral service was conducted in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
Spring interment will be at Rosebank Cemetery.
Werner Karl (Vern) Scheve, 67
Prescott-area resident Werner Karl (Vern) Scheve died at Brockville General Hospital on Feb. 24, 2000 after a long illness. He was 67.
He is survived by his wife Gertruda (Gertie) Kochen and by sons Andrew (Natalie) Scheve of Toronto and Henry (JoAnn) VanderVoort of Orleans as well as by daughters Sandy (Mike) Gareau of Toronto and Mary Ann (Nigel) White of Maitland.
Also surviving are grandchildren Amanda, Justin, Jaz, Chase, Kia, Katrina, Jonathon, Ashley and Charles.
Mr. Scheve was born in Hamburg, Germany on June 2, 1932 to the late Hanz and Keta Brennecke. He was raised and educated in Hamburg.
Mr. Scheve came to Canada in 1956, living in Pointe Claire and Toronto before moving to Brockville in the fall of 1977 then McIntosh Road north of Prescott.
He received his accounting diploma at Humber College in Toronto and went on to work as an accountant at Proctor and Gamble. He retired in 1992.
Mr. Scheve was affiliated with St. Mark's Catholic Church in Prescott. His main interests were his family, his office at Proctor and Gamble, and doing crossword puzzles.
Visitation was held at the Grant Brown Funeral Home MacDonald Chapel on Friday, Feb. 25. The funeral mass was conducted at St. Mark's Church on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. Father John Appelman officiated.
The pallbearers were Nigel White, Henry VanderVoort, Gunter Haas, Winston Mount, Andrew Scheve and John Lindsay. Spring interment will take place at St. Mark's Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Parkinson's Foundation or St. Vincent de Paul Palliative Care are appreciated.
Eleanor Veronica Mills
Eleanor Veronica Mills, a long-time resident of Crystal Rock, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Brockville General Hospital on Jan. 31, 2000. She had been a patient there for two weeks.
She was born to Frank Lawless and Sarah White on Dec. 16, 1916 in Maniwaki, Quebec, where she started school. In the mid-1920s, she moved with her parents and younger sister to Spencerville, where she attended Spencerville Public and Continuation Schools. She was a member of the Spencerville Continuation schools' girls softball team, on which she formed many lasting friendships and enjoyed the fond memories of them throughout her lifetime. It was during this time she met the boy who would be her future husband for nearly 60 years.
In the mid-1930s she moved back to Maniwaki with her family until she returned to Prescott and started working at the Gold Glove Works in 1939.
She married Ray Mills in Crystal Rock in 1940 at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Prescott. Shortly afterward, they bought their own farm and moved into the home where they remained the rest of their lives.
Eleanor also worked for a number of years at Cleveland Container and later at Hathaway Shirt Factory in Prescott.
She had no great desire to travel but was socially very active in her own community, participating wholeheartedly in dances, euchre parties and social gatherings. For the last several years, she particularly enjoyed the Diners' Club Thursday dinners. She was also a long-time member of the Red Cross, Women's Institute, St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Women's League and Spencerville Agricultural Society.
She was predeceased by her husband on March 17, 1998. She was also predeceased by her sister Norma McCarthy and grandniece Erin Lawless.
She is survived by her brother Kenneth Lawless and his wife Doris of Crystal Rock. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, their spouses and families who were all very close to her and whom she dearly loved.
Friends called at the Grant Brown Funeral Home Purcell Chapel, Spencerville on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 4, 2000 at St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church, Spencerville, with Father Rob Arsenault officiating. Long-time friends and neighbours Marion Norton and her daughter Ann Norton were the scripture reader and the soloist respectively during the Mass. Acting as pallbearers were her brother Kenneth and her five nephews Brian, Patrick, Kevin, Sean and Daniel Lawless. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations were made to the St. Laurence O'Toole Church Building Fund, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Diabetes Association.