Don Adams, 57
Cardinal area resident Don Adams died at Brockville General Hospital on Feb. 15, 2000 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 57.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Murray, sons Michael (Kim) of Ottawa and Steve (Nancy) of Cardinal and by daughters Nichole Adams (Ken) of Cardinal and Patti Lynch of Loretto as well as grandchildren Meagan, Kendra, Amanda, Cody and Sam.
Mr. Adams is also survived by brothers Bill (Kate) of Victoria, B.C. and Dan (Barb) of Iroquois as well as by sister Joan Cook of Brockville.
He was predeceased by his parents Roger Adams and Patricia McIvor to whom he was born at Trenton Ont. on July 8, 1942. He also lived in Windsor before moving to the Cardinal area.
Mr. Adams worked as a furnace maintenance mechanic with Reynolds Central Fuels for 22 years.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105 in Cardinal and was affiliated with Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Mr. Adams loved to coach broomball and slowpitch and loved to watch NasCar and hockey but most of all he loved being with family and friends, just shooting the bull.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Cardinal on Feb. 18.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. Father Bill Powell officiated.
Cremation took place.
Honourary pallbearers were his nephews Robin, Garnet, Kevin, Shannon, Andrew, Kim and Mark Adams.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 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 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 of Crystal Rock in 1930 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 friend and neighbour Marion Norton was the scripture reader and her daughter Ann Norton was the soloist 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.
Imogene Manley Duvall, 91
Prescott native Imogene Manley Duvall died at the Brockville General Hospital on Feb. 8, 2000. She was 91.
She was born in Prescott on Aug. 15, 1908 to the late Charles M. Webb and Clara A. Davison.
She married George K. Duvall of Prescott. He predeceased her in Jan. 1992.
Mrs. Duvall worked as a bookkeeper at a retail store. Her main interest was her home.
She is survived by niece Shirley Swan, nephews Larry, Donald and Jack Warren, and a number of great-nieces and nephews. Also surviving is special great-niece Donna Dukelow and good friend Clinton Cughan.
Mrs. Duvall was predeceased by brother Orville Manley Webb and his wife Lena and daughter Carol Ann Brown, and by nephews Ernest and Doug Warren.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home in Prescott on Feb. 10.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Rev. Blair Paterson officiated.
During the service, readings were done by Shanna and Braden Dukelow.
A committal service followed at Oakland Cemetery, Brockville.
The pallbearers were David Rigutto, Lloyd Cowan, Douglas Cowan, William Countryman, Gordon Warren and John Kerr.
Memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind are appreciated.
Floyd Evan White, 84
Lords Mills native Floyd Evan White died at Wellington House Nursing Home in Prescott on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. He was 84.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor (Lundy) White, son Allan Lennox and his wife Judy of RR2 Prescott, and by daughters Marie Thomson and husband Wayne of RR1 Oxford Station, Shirley Greenhalgh and husband Bill of Lyn, and Beverly Lennox of Kingston.
Also surviving are grandchildren Tom (Kelly), Tony (Katherine), Doug (Christine), Telly (Stacy), Brent (Angela), Kim (Matt), Koreena (Craig), Megan and Victoria, as well as great-grandchildren Nathan, Storm and Denver.
Mr. White will also be missed by brother-in-law and sister-in-law Hank and Irma Leroux as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers Elmer, Lawrence and Fred and sisters Bertha White, Mabel Joynt, Grace Scott, Lillian Byers and Ruby Kyle.
He was born in Lords Mills on April 29, 1915, the youngest son of the late James W. White and Minerva (Hough) White.
He married Eleanor Lundy on March 26, 1942 at North Augusta United Parsonage, and the couple purchased a farm at Lords Mills. He was a dairy farmer until 1961 then switched to beef cattle after taking a job at Fort Wellington. He retired in April 1980.
Mr. White's hobbies were collecting toy horses, for which he made harnesses, sleighs and wagons and proudly displayed them around his home. He loved woodworking, gardening and playing cards.
Visitation was held at the Grant Brown Funeral Home MacDonald Chapel, 416 Dibble St. West, Prescott, on Jan. 27.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.
Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland.
The pallbearers were Dean Porter, Wilfred Ashby, Tim Warren, John Michel, Fred Dawson and Denny Countryman.
Memorial donations to the Palliative Care at Wellington House or the Canadian Cancer Society were gratefully acknowledged.
Mary Eleanor Cook, 79
Long-time Cardinal resident, Mary Eleanor Cook passed away at Wellington House, Prescott with her family by her side on Jan. 21, 2000. She was in her 79th year.
Mrs. Cook was born in Spencerville on June 27, 1921 to the late Ali and Etta Montgomery.
She married Stewart Cook of Cardinal (who survives her) on Nov. 25, 1944.
Mrs. Cook is also survived by daughter Trudy Watson (Donald) of Cardinal, son Sheldon (Sandra) of Spencerville and grandchildren William Cook of Ottawa, Matthew Cook of Spencerville, Cheryl McIntosh (Lance) of Prescott and Kimberly Watson of Cardinal as well as by several nieces and nephews.
Sister Clara Humphrey and brothers John, Charlie and Jerry predeceased Mrs. Cook.
Mrs. Cook was a homemaker all of her life, making her family her top priority. She also enjoyed travelling and being a member of numerous senior groups in Cardinal.
With declining health, Mrs. Cook moved into Wellington House in October 1996.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Cardinal on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Interment was at the Riverside Cemetery in Cardinal.
Pallbearers were William Cook, Matthew Cook, Dale Cook, Richard Cook, Lance McIntosh and Ed Murphy.
Memorial donations to Wellington House, Palliative Care were greatly appreciated
Frank Gerald Dove, 83
Prescott resident Frank Gerald Dove died peacefully at his West Square home on Jan. 13, 2000 with his family by his side. He was 83.
Since becoming ill with Parkinson's disease in 1996 and suffering a series of small strokes, Mr. Dove had been cared for in his home.
He was born in Domville on Oct. 10, 1916, to William L. Dove and Mary O'Neil, and he was raised and educated in Throoptown.
Mr. Dove moved to Prescott after his marriage to Dorothy Kinch on Feb. 13, 1945 at St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church in Spencerville.
In Prescott, Mr. Dove worked for Ralph's Taxi and Prescott Cleaners, then worked as a custodian at DuPont Canada Mait-land site and South Gren-ville District High School before retiring in 1981.
Mr. Dove was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Prescott. His main interests were his family, his home and his friends.
Mr. Dove is survived by his wife Dorothy, as well as by sons Wayne of Maitland and Joseph and his wife Judy and grandchildren Craig and Angela of RR1 Brockville.
He was predeceased by his parents, infant son Glenn Michael, brothers Edward, Angus, Joe, Leo and Wilfred, and sisters Helen Dove, Anna Haynes and Theresa Knight.
Friends visited the Chris Slater Funeral Home in Prescott on Jan. 14, when a prayer service was held at 7 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated by Father John Appelman of St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Prescott on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m.
Interment will be at St. Mark's Catholic Cemetery in the spring.
The honourary pallbearer was granddaughter Angela Dove.
The active pallbearers were sons Wayne and Joseph (Joey), grandson Craig Dove, Rick Porteous, Neil Ogg and Jim Przybyla.
Memorial donations were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Patterson, Paul Robert - Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Mon., Jan. 31, 2000, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Clara (nee Zanchin) and loving father of Tim. Predeceased by his parents, William Patterson and Yvonne (nee Pontbriand). Survived by brothers Ron (Grace), and Lanny (Bonnie) of Cardinal and Larry (Susan) of Navan, and by sisters Jeannine O'Brien of Ottawa, Lillian (Robert) McGowan of Michigan and Diana (Jack) Hoy of Cardinal. Also survived by an aunt, Jeannine Pontbriand and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial took place at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in Mississauga on Thurs., Feb. 3, 2000. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery. (ps-6)
E. Pearl Reynolds, 96
E. Pearl Reynolds, the former Effie Pearl Congdon of Prescott, died at Brockville General Hospital May 17, 2000 in her 97th year. She was born March 4, 1904 in Edwardsburgh Township to the late Roscoe and Mary (Moore) Congdon. She attended Dobbie's School, S.S. No. 27 Edwardsburgh north of Shanly, and in her teens, she came to Prescott to begin work at the Connell home in 1923. She remained a Prescott resident all her life.
She married Robert W. Reynolds January 27, 1926 at St. Paul's United Church, Prescott. Pearl loved to reminisce about the past, especially their honeymoon trip which included the couple walking across the frozen St. Lawrence River to Morristown, U.S. and back in time to catch the bus to Prescott. They dairy-farmed for years along the riverfront west of Prescott. Pearl was a devoted member of St. Paul's United Church and attended church every Sunday up until a few weeks before her death.
She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, brothers Albert, Charlie, Freddie and Floyd Congdon, one sister, Elizabeth (Congdon) Burnside, and stepson Wilfred Reynolds. Following the death of her husband in 1955, Pearl worked as a live-in homemaker and caregiver in several local communities. Upon her retirement in 1976, she returned home west of Prescott, beside the Hay's farm, caring for her sister Elizabeth until her death. In 1984 she sold her house and moved into the seniors' building on Water Street, where she continued to be independent until two months prior to her death. Pearl loved to travel and in her earlier days enjoyed making quilts, crocheting and knitting. She was a quiet, caring person and a generous supporter of religious and community charities.
Surviving are two nieces, Etta Foster of Mississauga, and Mary (Ernest) Emmett of Arnprior, and two nephews Donald (Lorna) Burnside of RR 1 Brockville, and Roscoe (Sharyn) Congdon of Quyon, Que. She is also survived by several great nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends were received at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, 416 Dibble Street West, Prescott, Sunday May 21. The funeral service was held at St. Paul's United Church May 22, with Rev. Blair Paterson officiating. Included in the service were the congregational hymns The Lord's My Shepherd and I Come to the Garden Alone, which were two of her favourites. The choir also sang My Jesus I Love Thee.
The honourary pallbearers were Robert Ashby, Stanley Sloan, Bill Richards and Fred Stretton. Active pallbearers were Matt Hayes, Gerald Burnside, Gordon Dulmage, Charles Bowers and Orval Bass. Interment followed at South Gower Cemetery.
Edith Madeline Putman
Edith Madeline Putman, 9 Schofield, Brockville, died May 19, 2000 at Kingston General Hospital.
She was born Dec. 18, 1915 in Prescott to Milton Bruce and Isabella Clint, who predeceased her. Mrs. Putman loved to travel and spend time with her family. She had been employed as a housekeeper at a hotel.
Mrs. Putman is survived by her sisters, Muriel Francis and Isabel Bruce, both of Prescott; a brother, Donald Bruce and his wife Mary of Kingston; son-in-law Ronald Gill, his wife Nancy and his family; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Putman of Brockville, and by sisters Mildred Reid and Mary La Fave.
Visitation was held at Chris Slater Funeral Home, Dibble Street West, Prescott May 22. A graveside service and burial took place May 23 at Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott, with Rev. J. Urquhart officiating. The pallbearers were David, Paul and Tom Francis, Greg and Larry La Fave and Doug Bruce.
Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Lowell Gerald Craig, 72
Lowell Gerald Craig of Kemptville passed away after a lengthy illness Wednesday, May 24, 2000. He was 72.
Mr. Craig was the beloved husband of Bea (Crawford); father of Cathy (Don) Turner of Comox, B.C., Heather (David) Burns of Kemptville and Jeff (Sherry) Craig of Kemptville; and grandfather to Megan Turner and Katie Craig.
He was predeceased by his parents Gordon Craig and Rita McDonald Craig and by grandchildren Laura Turner and Connel Craig.
Over the years, Mr. Craig worked for the Kemptville Creamery, the Town of Kemptville as town clerk, and as a meat inspector for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, retiring from this position in 1991. He was very involved in the community as a Mason, member of the Young Britons, member of St. James Anglican Church in Kemptville, past warden of St. Paul's Anglican Church at Beckett's Landing, past president of the Kemptville Minor Hockey Association, Kemptville Lawn Bowling and Meals on Wheels.
Mr. Craig's passion for sports was developed from a very early age. His hockey career began in Merrickville, and as a young teenager he was picked up by the Smiths Falls Rideau Hockey Club. From then, he went on to play as one of the first out-of-town 'imports' with the famed Inkerman Rockets. He later played overseas with the Ottawa All-Stars in Wembley, England and availed himself well in a tryout for the New York Rangers in Winnipeg. As Mr. Craig matured, he moved on to play with two successful senior hockey clubs, the Kemptville Royals and the Brockville Magedomas. He also coached minor ball and hockey teams in the Kemptville area.
Visitation was held at the Grant Brown Funeral Home, Rolston Chapel, on Friday, May 26. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home May 27 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ray Porth officiating. A private interment was held May 30 at Beckett's Landing. Memorial donations may be made to the Kemptville District Hospital Tribute Fund.
The pallbearers were Doug Rigby, Andy Pinhey, Brent Evans, Art Evans, Mark Seymour and Phil Patterson. All had been coached by Mr. Craig in minor hockey.
Michael Heafey, 71
Michael Heafey, 71, of RR 4 Spencerville died May 17, 2000 at the Ottawa General Hospital.
Born Dec. 28, 1928, at Finch, Ont. he had been an operator at Best Foods, and a resident of Cardinal most of his life. He was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Cardinal, a lifetime member of Dugan's Whitetail Hunt Club and the Cardinal Fish and Game Club.
Mr. Heafey is survived by his wife, the former Eva Dugan, whom he married Nov. 10, 1951 in Cardinal. He is also survived by a son, Mike of Cardinal, and daughters, Sharon (Garrie McDonald), of Greeley, and Brenda (Scott Brown) of RR 4 Spencerville. He is sadly missed by six grandchildren and one great grand daughter. Also surviving are his sisters, Trudi (Stan Bernaski) of Cardinal, and Bertha (Leland O'Marra) of Prescott.
He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Heafey and Sarah Lazette; a brother, Harold; and four sisters, Kay, Molly, Joanie and Elizabeth.
Mr. Heafey loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and gardening.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal, Friday May 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Sacred Heart Church, Cardinal, Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m., with Father Bill Powell officiating. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Mark Heafey, George McDonald, John Dugan Jr. Kevin Van Camp, Alvin Deline and Bob Campbell. Donations to the Lung Association or Sacred Heart Church would be appreciated.
Sandra Joan Murphy, 64
Sandra Joan (Sandy) Murphy of Cardinal died May 12, 2000, with her loving family by her side. She was 64.
Mrs. Murphy was born May 2, 1934, to James Muir and Hazel Merkley, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her husband Terry Murphy, whom she married Nov. 24, 1972.
She was a resident of Cardinal most of her life, and at one time resided in Smiths Falls. Employed at Best Foods in Cardinal, Mrs. Merkley was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 105, and the Cardinal Seniors' Group. She enjoyed spending most of her time with her grandchildren and volunteering at the Legion.
Mrs. Murphy is survived by her sons, Rick (Corinne) Sayeau, Bobby (Nikki) Sayeau, and Jamie (Kelly) Murphy, all of Cardinal; daughters, Dianne Sayeau (Mike) of Cardinal, Barbara Sontag (Andy) of Niagara Falls, and Angie Fahrngruber of Cardinal; a brother, Mel Muir of Smiths Falls; a step-son, Kenny (Bonnie) Murphy of Cardinal; also several nieces and nephews, 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Toupin. She was a special friend of Marlene Moore of Cardinal.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Cardinal, Sunday May 14. The service was held at the funeral home, Monday May 15 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Jack Urquhart officiating. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery, Cardinal.
The pallbearers were Bill and Danny Dodge, Ben Allard, Jeff Payne, Frank McIntyre and Kevin Laming.
Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Leonard Donald Bruce Marriner lost a courageous battle with cancer Monday, May 10, 2000, in his 65th year, at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Palliative Care, Brockville.
Mr. Marriner was born and raised in South Mountain, the youngest son of Ernest and Dulcienne Marriner. He married Beverley Getz July 4, 1955.
Mr. Marriner worked for Ontario Hydro, beginning in 1955 in Iroquois and finishing in Cornwall as a concrete inspector during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway Project, residing in Aultsville and Mille Roches. He then moved to Winchester Springs and was in partnership with his brother-in-law Ken Morrow at Morrow's Service Centre, where he obtained his experience in automechanics. Moving to Prescott in 1962, he worked at DuPont and Hathaway, and for the past 32 years for Beck's Construction. During these years, he operated a backhoe, enjoying all the aspects of construction work, especially the people he worked with on a daily basis.
Family life was very important to him, and he loved camping with his children and grandchildren. Many happy times were spent at Sharbot Lake (Black Lake) and Algonquin Provincial Park. Mr. Marriner also enjoyed sports, especially hockey and baseball, in which his children and grandchildren were involved, always remaining a loyal fan of the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mr. Marriner is survived by his wife, Beverley, and his children, Connie (Jeff) Lever of Bracebridge; Kim (Doug) Whitehorne of Kemptville; Michael (Nancyanna) of California; and Mark of Prescott. He is sadly missed by grandchildren, Lindsey, Joshua and Christine Lever; Matthew, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Alexandra and Payton Marriner; step-grandchildren Dan and Rachael Whitehorne; a brother, Stan (Laura) of Winchester; and a sister, Mabel (Ken) Morrow of Morrisburg.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Olivia Marriner; a sister, Olive Casselman; and by brothers Arthur, Walter, Gordon, Edward, Harold and Clarence.
Relatives and friends called at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, 416 Dibble St. W., Prescott, on Thursday, May 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., and from 1 p.m. on Friday, May 12. A funeral service followed in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Rev. Gerry Ring officiating, and a eulogy by family friend Marlen Wade.
Interment took place at the Blue Church Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Jack and Ken Beck, Marlen Wade, Foch Healy, Ron Patterson and Bill Lawrence.
Donations to the Providence Hospice, the Children's Wish Foundation or to St. John's Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated.
Etta Merkley, 88
Etta Merkley, 88, of RR 2 Iroquois, died suddenly Aug. 8, 2000 at her home.
She was born July 13, 1912 in Mountain Township to Wesley Bellinger and Annie (Dutton) Bellinger who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her husband Burnis Merkley, whom she married Dec. 21, 1935 in Iroquois.
Mrs. Merkley was a lifetime resident of the area, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Riverside Heights. She had worked for many years as a custodian at the Irena and Stampville public schools.
She is survived by her sons Rowat (Ruth) of RR 2 Ingleside and Dwight (Judy Gilmour) of RR 1 Prescott; brothers Joe (Maisie) Bellinger of Brockville; sisters Geraldine Hunt of Prescott and Bertha Dodge of Montreal. Mrs. Merkley will be sadly missed by grandchildren Steven Merkley, Margaret Brown and Chris Merkley and great-grandchildren Daryon, Connery, Embyr, Cole and Jessica and many nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Bellinger and brothers George, Arnold, Stanley and Charlie.
Mrs. Merkley was a hard worker and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. She was an excellent cook and was very talented at doing needlework projects such as knitting and crocheting.
Friends and family called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois on Aug. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Rev. Joachim Barkley-Probst officiated. Interment was at South Gower Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Steven Merkley, Chris Merkley, Warren Whisselle, Ron Holmes, Lee McCaslin and Brian Cooper.