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ONTARIO - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 9

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Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2008, at 2:37 p.m.

Jim MacKay dies at age 67
Jim MacKay of 550 Boundary St., Prescott, who is well-remembered as a former general manager of Prescott's RCA plant and an avid golfer and supporter of the local golf club, died suddenly Aug. 2, 2000, at Kingston General Hospital with his family by his side. He was 67.
This past spring, Mr. MacKay had been awarded a lifetime membership to the Prescott Golf Club in appreciation of the endless hours he had spent playing the game and working as a volunteer. Mr. MacKay had golfed for more than 60 years and helped celebrate the club's 60th anniversary in 1999.
He started playing golf at the age of seven, and moved rocks on the original golf course. He held several positions on the club's board, including president, while being instrumental in the expansion of the course to 18 holes and the completion of the new clubhouse.
By the age of 14, Mr. MacKay had won his first of 29 club championships, and in 1999 took the senior championship. He qualified annually for the team representing his home club.
Mr. MacKay worked tirelessly for the golf club and its future. This year, he was a member of the Intersectional Team, the Border League and the Senior Intersectional Team. This would have been MacKay's 50th year playing with the Prescott Border League Team.
For two years, MacKay and his partner were winners of the Member/Guest Tournament. His golf took him to neighbouring clubs, where he participated in the sport and its fellowship. Regardless of the format or the tournament, there is a trophy with his name on it.
He was a member of the Brockville and Area Sports Hall of Fame.
His favourite time of day was the early morning hours, when he and his friends would set out on the dew-covered grass of the club he loved and resided near since he was a boy. His white golf cart was part of the landscape near the putting green where he would play daily. He will forever be known as the best at the game in Prescott.
Mr. MacKay enjoyed time at his plantation in Mallorytown, where he and his nephews and brothers Pat and Dunc would hunt each fall. He maintained and kept the property with seedlings and reforestation projects. He had travelled to New York State to deer hunt at his brother's camp as well.
He loved wood carving and refinishing furniture in his spare time. He enjoyed dining out, dancing, reading, long drives, TV weekend golf and travelling with his friends and family to golf resorts in the winter months. Mr. MacKay also enjoyed cooking and baking for special occasions and holidays. He spent hours viewing the St. Lawrence River and the golf club in the afternoons and evenings from the porch at his home on Boundary Street. His wife and family were a source of joy and pride.
Mr. MacKay's career with RCA began in 1953, after graduating from New York State college in Canton. The young mechanical-electrical technologist was placed within the company as a test equipment maintenance technician, at a time when RCA manufactured only radios.
Mr. MacKay continued to work his way up in the company management, becoming resident engineer and then manufacturing manager for a number of years. He was plant manager for about 12 years until his retirement in 1993. The company later become known as Thomson Consumer Electronics.
He was born James Duncan MacKay Jan. 12, 1933 in Prescott to Duncan M. MacKay and Mildred V. Bradley, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Reynolds.
Mr. MacKay is survived by his wife, Frances MacKay (MacDonald), whom he married May 18, 1991 at St. John's United Church in Cardinal; his daughters Heather MacKay-Kelso (Robert) of Domville, Debbie MacKay of Prescott and Sandra MacKay of Glen Walter; grandchildren, Jamye, Sidney, Mitchell, Kendra, Kyle, Kelsey and Mason; sisters Margaret Wallace of Nepean, and Betty Slack (Francis) of Brockville; brothers Patrick (Diana) MacKay of Maryland and Duncan MacKay of Prescott; and several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by Lottie Reynolds and Gladys MacDonald. Mr. MacKay was a stepfather and friend to Rick Wyatt and Sherry, Terry and Kelly Wyatt and Kelly Tobin.
As requested by Mr. MacKay, there was no visitation or funeral service. Cremation was at the Cataraqui Crematorium Aug. 3, 2000.
There will be a celebration of his life held at the Prescott Golf Club Aug. 25 at 1 p.m.
Donations to the J.D. MacKay Junior Golf Foundation, recently established by his family at the Prescott Golf Club for special projects involving the junior membership of the club, would be gratefully accepted. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would also be appreciated.
Arrangements were handled by the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott.

Doris Jean Andross, 74
Doris Jean Andross, 635 Edward St., Prescott, died July 27, 2000 at Brockville General Hospital. She was 74.
She was born Jan. 28, 1926 in Toronto to Sparling Redmond and Visa Baker, who predeceased her. Mrs. Andross was also predeceased by her husband, Joseph Andross, and her sons, Michael and Kevin.
She is survived by sons Barry (Deborah) and Gordon; grandchildren Carrieann (Brent MacGillivray), Tina, Cory, Shawn and Barry Andross Jr., and Christopher and Michelle Countryman; great-grandchildren Ashly, Dayna, Ethan and Zachary MacGillivray, and Tyler and Lucas Andross; brother Ernie (Doreen) Redmond and nieces and nephews Brian, Cathy , Cindy and Craig.
Mrs. Andross enjoyed seasonal camping at Pleasure Park for 28 years, and she was a member of the South Grenville Jr. B Rangers, in charge of the hockey pucks. She had been employed as a machine operator at Microtel.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott. Rev. Claude Delorme officiated at the funeral service on July 31 at 2 p.m. A committal service followed at the Sandy Hill Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Tom Beach, Blair Williams, Cory Andross, Shawn Andross, Barry Andross Jr. and Marc Herbison. Honourary bearers were Brent MacGillivray and Milford Brown.
Donations to Cerebral Palsy would be appreciated.

Douglas Conklin , 84
World War II veteran Douglas Starr Conklin died June 7, 2000 at Rosebridge Manor, Easton's Corners, at the age of 84. He had been in declining health for the past two years. Mr. Conklin lived at RR2 Prescott.
He was born April 8, 1916 in Maynard to William Francis Conklin and the former Florence Ferguson and was raised and educated in the Maynard/Prescott area. He married Ruth E. Devereux in Maynard in June 1936.
Mr. Conklin joined the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders in 1939 and served overseas, landing on Juno Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944, D-Day. He attained the rank of sergeant and was highly decorated for his service during the European campaign. He served in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany until the conclusion of World War II.
Following the war, he moved to Algonquin in 1946 and in 1976 relocated to the Maynard area.
Mr. Conklin was a farmer and Township of Augusta road superintendent. He retired in 1977 after 25 years of service, then worked part-time in a calcium chloride business, retiring from that in 1998.
He was a member of Victoria United Church in Maynard. Mr. Conklin was also a member of several Eastern Ontario road superintendent associations; the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 for 30 years; the South Nation Conservation Authority for 15 years; and the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders Association for 54 years.
He had a special place in his heart for his family and his grandchildren.
Mr. Conklin was predeceased by his parents, his wife Ruth, brothers Howard and James Conklin and sisters Gladys in childhood and Marion.
He is survived by daughter Patricia Richardson (Merle) of Maynard; son Franklin R. Conklin (Betty) of Maynard; brother Gerald McBroom of Domville; sister Gladys Whitehorne (James) of Eganville; and grandchildren Doug Conklin of Maynard, Lisa and Sharon Conklin and Marie Reid of Calgary, Alta., Laurie Antonakos of Lansdowne and Kerri Stone of Domville. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held June 8 at Barclay Funeral Home in Brockville. The funeral was held June 9 at 2 p.m. at Barclay Funeral Home, with Father Claude Delorme officiating. A private family service was held at Maynard Cemetery on Friday, June 23. The honourary pallbearers were Alex Whitehorne, Douglas H. Conklin, Gary Ferguson, Corey Stone, Peter Antonakos and Matthew Shapton. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Helen Lemaire, 84
Helen Lemaire died suddenly on Monday, July 17, 2000 at Mayfield Retirement Residence in Prescott, where she had lived for the past nine months. She was 84.
She was born in Cardinal on Oct. 1, 1915 to Edward and Jane (nee Beckstead) Blair.
She was a lifelong resident of the area.
On Feb. 5, 1940 in St. Mark's Parish, she married William Lemaire.
Mrs. Lemaire enjoyed dancing, family get-togethers, camping, bingo, reading and playing cards.
She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Morrisburg and a member of the CWL for more than 58 years.
She was also a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, sisters Dorothy Smith and Winnifred Blair and brothers Charles, Matthew, William, Willis, Wilson, Wilbert and Clifford.
She is survived by sons William (Barb) Lemaire of Athens, Charles (Patricia) Lemaire of Johnstown, Patrick (Lynda) Lemaire of Kingston and Mike (Patricia) Lemaire of Morrisburg.
She is also survived by daughters JoAnne (Bob) Cartwright of Wasaga Beach, Mary (John) Melady of Egmondville, Lurinda (Leonard) Beckstead of Morrisburg, Alberta (Gordon) McNairn of Baltimore, Ont. and sister Katherine Colquhoun of Oshawa.
Mrs. Lemaire will be sadly missed by 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Wednesday, July 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral was held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Morrisburg, on Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Father David Pope officiated.
Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Morrisburg. The pallbearers were Paul Melady, Mark Melady, Lenny Beckstead, Chad Lemaire, Shane Lemaire and Jonathan McNairn.
The honourary pallbearers were Jason Lemaire, Anthony Lemaire, Tim Melady, Carolyn Beckstead, Bonnie Lemaire, Tracey Elliott, Keirsten Lemaire and Kristen Lemaire.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Robert Dougall Clark, 88
Robert Dougall Clark of 1955 Valley Farm Rd., Pickering, died July 23, 2000 at Ajax Pickering Health Centre in Ajax, Ont. He was 88.
Mr. Clark was born on June 24, 1912 in Brigham, Canada to Adam Clark and Agnes Dougall.
He married Lillian Elizabeth Clark of Prescott.
Mr. Clark was a farm owner who in his spare time enjoyed playing golf.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Lillian and a brother, Ronald Clark.
He is survived by his daughter Bonnie (Paul) Stethem of Ajax, by grandchildren Bradley and Lisa, both of Ajax, and by a special niece, Barbara Scollick.
Cremation took place at Cataraqui Crematorium on July 25. A memorial service was held in the chapel of the Chris Slater Funeral Home on July 27 at 3 p.m.
The committal service was held July 27 at 3:45 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Blair Paterson officiated.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Jennie Ross, 80
Jennie Ross (nee Dillabough) of Mayfield Residence, Prescott, died at the Brockville General Hospital on Tuesday, July 11, 2000. She was 80.
She was born in Heckston June 29, 1920, the daughter of the late Lyman and Janie (Thrasher) Dillabough. She lived in Spencerville and Ogdensburg, N.Y., and was a member of the United Church.
Mrs. Ross's interests centred around her family. She enjoyed playing euchre, playing the guitar and listening to music.
She was the loving mother of William (Bill) Alkerton (Joan), of Toronto, and Jannie Stephenson (Duane) of Spencerville. She was the dear grandmother of Julie Brais and her husband Allan; Louise Middlemiss and her husband Jeff; Joe and David Alkerton; and great-grandmother of Megan, Shelby and Nicole Middlemiss.
Mrs. Ross is also survived by her brother, Arnold Dillabough of Prescott and sister Flossie Merkley of Iroquois.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Alkerton, and her second husband, Forest Ross, brothers Percy and Ray Dillabough and sister Lillian Todd.
Visitation was held at the Grant Brown Funeral Home, Purcell Chapel, Spencerville, Friday, July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the chapel July 15 at 1 p.m. and was officiated by Doug Warren.
Interment was at Maynard Cemetery. The pallbearers were John Horan, Alinson Ludlow, and four grandsons, Joe and David Alkerton, Jeff Middlemiss and Allan Brais. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Douglas S. Irvine, 74
Douglas S. Irvine of Hainsville died Monday, July 17, 2000 at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. He was 74.
Mr. Irvine was born in Hainsville on May 6, 1926 to Oliver Irvine and Enid Irvine (nee MacGregor), who predeceased him.
He was a lifetime resident of the Hainsville area and a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Iroquois. He was also a member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
Mr. Irvine is also survived by a brother, Archie (Doris) of Prescott, sisters Stella Shantz of Cambridge and Clara (Eldon) Francis of Brockville, and nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a sister, Alice White, and brothers Harold and Don.
Mr. Irvine enjoyed sports and going to events such as community fairs and auctions, and he was well known for his humour and joy for life. He had a lifelong interest in municipal politics and township affairs.
Visitation was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on July 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service was held July 21 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Pat Martin officiating. Interment was at St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Iroquois.
The pallbearers were Paul Irvine, Michael White, Malcolm Shantz, Ronald Shantz, Richard Shantz and Irv Francis.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Nellie Doris Davies, 72
Nellie Doris Davies, 72, of 206-60 Donly Dr., Simcoe, died July 10, 2000 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe.
She was born July 23, 1927 in Toronto to Walter Sutton and Harriett Kirkey, who predeceased her.
Mrs. Davies was also predeceased by her husband, Ernest Edward (Jack) Davies of Prescott. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Bone.
Mrs. Davies is survived by her sons, John Davies (Suzan) and Gary Davies; grandchildren Heather, Brandon and Jack; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Eva Blad; and by several nieces and nephews.
She enjoyed sewing and needlecrafts and was a homemaker.
Visitation was at Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel July 15 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gerry Ring officiating. A committal service followed at Sandy Hill Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Jeff Duguay, Ed Ross, Kelly and Skip Blad and Bram Couperus.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Iva St. Pierre, 75
Iva St. Pierre of Morrisburg died suddenly Thursday, July 20, 2000 at Winchester Hospital. She was 75.
Mrs. St. Pierre was born Dec. 27, 1924 in Matilda Township, and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was predeceased by her parents Clifford Sypes and Eunice Sypes (nee Kinnear). She was also predeceased by her husband, Stanley St. Pierre, whom she married May 31, 1946 in Cornwall.
She is survived by sons, D'Arcy (Sherry) of Maynard and Larry (Linda) of RR 2 Iroquois; daughters, Shirley (Ronnie) Wyatt of Iroquois, Sharon (Bob) Hartle of RR 2 Iroquois, Cindy (Kevin) Ault of RR 1 Iroquois; brothers, Denzil (Nora) Sypes of Stoney Creek, Gordon (Phyllis) Sypes of Pembroke and Donald (Tina) Sypes of RR 1 Morrisburg; sisters, Lillian Ross of Ottawa, Erma (Art) Casselman of Morrisburg and Irene Black of Morrisburg; and nieces and nephews.
She will be sadly missed by grandchildren Michelle St. Pierre, Penny Bailey, Christa St. Pierre, Tracey Sawyer, Jamie Hartle, Steven St. Pierre, Jessica Ault, Nicole St. Pierre, and by great grandchildren Davin, Tara, Tristen and Riley.
Mrs. St. Pierre was predeceased by brothers Urcyl and Douglas Sypes, and by long-time friend Clifford Casselman.
Mrs. St. Pierre was an avid card player who also liked to dance and play bingo. She had many friends whom she entertained at her home on a regular basis. She loved to travel and she thoroughly enjoyed trips to Florida she took with her family. Her grandchildren will especially remember her for telling them stories about the childhood experiences of their parents.
Visitation was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, July 22, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. Rev. Doug Carnegie officiated at the funeral service held at the funeral home July 23 at 2 p.m. Interment was at Iroquois Point Cemetery.
The pall bearers were Allan Black, Donald Black, David Black, Frank Lalonde, Peter Boersma and Garry O'Neill.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Winchester Hospital or to the Iroquois United Church would be appreciated by the family.

Johannes Vanderspank, 72, of Iroquois
Johannes Henricus (John) Vanderspank, RR 2 Iroquois, died Dec. 10, 2000 at Winchester and District Memorial Hospital following a three-month illness. He was 72.
He was born August 10, 1928 in Schyndel, the Netherlands, the son of Johnannes Vanderspank, who died in 1983, and Johanna Van Eyndhoven, who died in 1974.
A resident at his last home for the past three years. Mr. Vanderspank had also resided in Metcalfe, Balderson and Cardinal. He had been retired as a real estate agent, farmer and merchant. Mr. Vanderspank was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal.
He married Rosalina (Rose) Gelissen Oct. 22, 1952 in Ottawa.
Mr. Vanderspank is survived by his sons John (Geraldine) of Ferguson Falls, and Bill of RR 2 Iroquois; daughter Rosemary (Ronald) Crawford of RR 2 Iroquois; brothers Piet (Jacqueline) of Vanier, Harry (Jet) Jos, Mies, Theo (Gonny), Chris, Toon (Ria), all of Holland; sisters Petra (Bill) Vanden Tillaart of Metcalfe, Marie, Jo (Jan) Vermeer, Riek (Hank) Simons, all of Holland; and sister-in-law Jo Vanderspank of Holland. He was a brother-in-law to Mary (Bert) Vandenberg of Stittsville.
Mr. Vanderspank was a grandfather to John Gerald, Amanda, Brandi, Jamie, Matthew and Cody Vanderspank, and Jason and Leslie Crawford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Betty; brothers Cor and Wim, and a sister Joke Vanderspank.
Mr. Vanderspank immigrated to Canada in Feb. 1951. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and curling. He spent many years camping with his foster children. He was a foster parent to 60 children over a period of 21 years. He started out as a milkman in Ottawa, worked as a farmer in Metcalfe, then as a merchant in Balderson. From there he moved to Iroquois as a farmer and then on to Cardinal as a merchant. He was very proud of becoming a real estate agent where he remained until his retirement in 1995. He spent his retirement gardening, golfing and curling.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, Dec. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral was held Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Cardinal, with Father Bill Powell officiating. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cardinal.
The honourary pallbearers were Carl Gilmer, Gerald Wynands, Martin Pepers. Active pallbearers were Paul Brunet, Hans Vanderspank, Jamie Vanderspank, Ronald Crawford, Jason Crawford and Leslie Crawford.

Orville Bernard, 103, of Prescott
Orville Bernard of Prescott and formerly of Spencerville, who experienced life in three centuries, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000. He was 103.
Mr. Bernard was born April 4, 1897 on a small farm in Quebec's Eastern Townships, one of eight children. He left home at the age of 12 to work on farms in the area for 50 cents per day, room and board included. In 1923 he, his wife Hester Smith, whom he married in 1921, and their five children moved to Renfrew to make a fresh start. They later had five more children.
He worked for local farmers before moving to North Gower in 1942. By 1945 the family had saved $500, enough for a down payment on their own 100-acre-farm northwest of Spencerville. The farm was later passed to Mr. Bernard's son Ronald, and is now operated by his grandson Tim Bernard.
Mr. Bernard had milked 18 cows when he was farming; today, his grandson milks 40 and their farm has expanded to 300 acres.
After retirement at the age of 65, Mr. Bernard built a bungalow and stayed on the farm for a few years after his wife died in 1978. He lived with two daughters in Kemptville before returning to the farm to live with his son until 1998, when he moved into his 70-year-old daughter Bernice MacDonald's home in Prescott.
Mr. Bernard was the loving father of Glen Smith of Kemptville, Ralph (Rene) of Renfrew, Orville Jr. (Reta) of Brockville, Ronald (Isabel) of Spencerville, Corrine Pigeon of North Gower, Viola Perrin (John) of Prescott, Bernice MacDonald of Prescott and Delta Grant (Mansel) of Cardinal.
He was the father-in-law of John Sauve of Perth and Willis Brown of Prescott. He had 40 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren, 25 great, great grandchildren and one great, great, great grandchild.
He was predeceased by daughters Mildred Sauve and Vivian Brown, son-in-laws Horace Cryderman and Gordon Cunning and daughter-in-law Joyce Bernard.
Visitation was held at the Grant Brown Funeral Home, Purcell Chapel, Spencerville, on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the chapel Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. Interment took place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Maitland.
Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.
In a newspaper article written about Mr. Bernard when he was 102, he had credited "a combination of hard work and living a good, clean life" as the reasons for his long, healthy life. He was witness to a century full of change and was happy he was healthy heading into the next one. "I'm thankful I'm still going and still able to navigate on my own," he had said. "I worked hard all my life but didn't abuse myself. I guess that's why I've lived so long.
"We never know what the good Lord has planned for us. I'll just have to wait and see."

George Marshall Peterson, 86
George Marshall Peterson, a resident of Wellington House, Prescott, died at the home Dec. 10, 2000. He was 86.
Mr. Peterson was born June 29, 1914 at Toyes Hill, Ont., the son of Rumsey Peterson and Maggie Bell Marshall.
He married Nelda (MacIntosh) Peterson April 30, 1940.
He is survived by his wife Nelda of Brockville; sons, Reg (Willie) of Brouseville and Mac (Mary) of RR 1 Prescott; a daughter, Kim (Mrs. Lorne) MacMillan of Brockville; grandchildren, Christine, Jennifer, Joel Peterson, Jason, Johnathon, Jamie Lyn and Ian MacMillan; great grandchild Daegon and a brother, Ward, of Ottawa.
Mr. Peterson was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Arnold, and a sister, Beatrice Holmes.
From the time he was 15 years old, Mr. Peterson operated the family farm until the family moved to Prescott in 1957. While residing in Toyes Hill, he was involved in many endeavours, including coaching junior baseball, a member of the Winchester Hospital Board when it was built in the 1950s, and helping to establish the Co-op Feed Store in Brinston.
After moving to Prescott he was a respected salesman in different fields until he retired.
Mr. Peterson's life was his family. He enjoyed camping with his wife and teaching his children and grandchildren to fish. Golfing was also a passion as well as taking up motorcycling and riding with his sons at the age of 62 until he was 75.
As an active member of St. Paul's United Church in Prescott, he was on the board of Session and a Rideau Hill Camp Board member. He was a Brother of the Order of Odd Fellows, who put together a group that travelled throughout Eastern Ontario and Northern New York, putting on their Degrees.
Mr. Peterson will be best remembered as someone who always had time to give a helping hand to anyone in need. He spent many hours visiting the sick and shut-ins.
For the past year he resided at Wellington House under the loving care of his family and the home's caregivers.
He will be remembered and sadly missed by all whose lives he touched.
A private family service was held in the chapel of Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Dec. 11, 2000 at 2 p.m. Rev. Blair Paterson officiated, and Rev. Doug Carnegie gave the eulogy. A committal service will be held in the spring at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.
Honourary pallbearers were Warren Jackson, Ken Creamer, Keith Toshack, Lyall Gilmour, Stan Price , Graham Hess and Orval Christie.
Cremation took place at the Cataraqui Crematorium Dec. 11.
Donations may be made to St. Paul's Church roof fund, the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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