John Edward Reynolds, 81
John Edward Reynolds, 667 East Street, Prescott, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 81.
He was born Nov. 14, 1919 in Prescott, the son of William Reynolds and Ethel MacFarlane. He married Verna Eileen Reynolds (nee King) Oct. 12, 1951 at St. John's Anglican Church, Prescott.
Besides his wife, Mr. Reynolds is survived by his sons, Edward (Joanne) of Brockville and Douglas (Debra) of Rochester, NY; daughters Janice Cummings of Prescott, Dorothy (Mrs. Mike Bisaillon) of Cornwall, Susan (Mrs. Kevan Bradley), of Brockville; grandchildren, Nathan, Ian, Michael, Jonathan and Jessica Reynolds, Sara and Kevin Cummings, Lorraine (Mrs. Shawn Leroux), Michelle (Mrs. Charles Leroux), Kristopher and Gregory Bradley; sisters, Helen Young of Prescott and Dorothy Proctor of Toronto; sisters-in-law, Lottie Reynolds, Marg Kerr, Mary Penfold, Dorothy King and Leah Cameron; brothers-in-law, Jack Lewars, Clinton Cughan and Bev Cameron; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Frank, George and Donald Reynolds; sisters, Ada Cughan, Frances Haney and Ruby Lewars; and in-laws Harlow King, Milton Haney, Helen Porteous, Marthena Farmer and George Proctor.
Mr. Reynolds enjoyed spending many hours in his wood working shop, and had been employed as an assistant post master at the post office.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, March 22 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at St. John's Anglican Church, Prescott March 23 at 2 pm with Rev. Gerry Ring officiating. A committal service will be held later in the spring at Sandy Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill and Jim Farmer, Steve Strader, Michael Reynolds and Shawn Leroux.
Memorial donations may be made to the restoration fund at St. John's Church or the charity of your choice.
Mary Stitt, 89
Mary Stitt of Cardinal died peacefully Friday, March 23, 2001 at Kingston General Hospital with her family by her side. She was 89.
She was born May 22, 1911 in Cardinal to Mattice Emburgh and Annie McGregor, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her husband Ken Stitt, whom she married Oct. 10, 1930 in Cardinal.
A lifetime resident of Cardinal, Mrs. Stitt had been a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Catholic Women's League. Her family was her life, and she was also an avid walker.
She is survived by her sons, Roger (Elaine) of Cardinal; James (Mary) of Cardinal; and Reverend Ken Stitt of Kingston; daughters Joan (Howard) Coughler of Cardinal; Constance King of Oakville; and Corrinne Miller of Cardinal; sisters Margaret McCurrie of Cardinal and Mary Lyng of Kingston. She will be sadly missed by eight grandchildren,16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brother Angus Emburgh, and sisters Catherine O'Brien and Mary Jane Roode.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Sunday, March 25 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. A mass of Christian Burial was held at Sacred Heart Church March 26 at 11 am, with her son Father Ken Stitt, and Father Bill Powell officiating. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cardinal.
The pallbearers were her grandchildren, Randy, Barry, Rodney and Darrin Stitt, Mike Viau, Steven King and Kelly Nemes.
Evan Lawrence, 78
Evan McRoberts Lawrence, 37 Center Street, Spencerville, died Friday, March 16, 2001 at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. He was 78.
He was born June 14, 1922 at Spencerville, the son of Elias Lawrence and Lillian Wells, who predeceased him. He married Anna Lawrence (nee Bolton) Jan. 31, 1950 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Kingston.
Mr. Lawrence had been employed in hardware sales, and enjoyed birds, gardening, travel and his family.
Besides his wife, Mr. Lawrence is survived by daughters Sally (Mrs. Terry Simms) of RR 1 Cardinal and Dallas (Mrs. David Perka) of Annapolis, Maryland; sons, Joe (Guylaine) of Spencerville and Lyle (Linda) of RR 2 Prescott; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two great step-grandchildren; his sister Ida (Mrs. Ted Barnard) of Johnstown; and his brother Paul (Jean) of Ottawa.
He was predeceased by his brothers Harle, Garnet and Jack, and by sisters Eleanor Horgan and Irma Hart.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, March 17 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. Cremation took place at the Cataraqui Crematorium March 17. The funeral service was held March 18 at 1:30 pm in the chapel of the funeral home, with Father Rob Arsenault officiating.
The pallbearers were Mark and Laurie Shipclark, Bryan Cook, Lisa Cook, Emilie Lawrence, and Rebecca Lawrence. Honourary pallbearers were James Berry, Bill Lockhart, Lawrence Francis and James Irving.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Marcel Chretien, 72
Marcel Joseph Chretien, Wellington House Nursing Home, Prescott, died at his residence Thursday, March 8, 2001. He was 72.
He was born Oct. 5, 1928 at Sorel, Quebec, to Wilfrid Chretien and Antoinette St. Jacques.
Mr. Chretien had been employed as an instrument mechanic for 35 years at DuPont (Maitland site).
He was very musical, and played the French horn in the Prescott band during the 1950s. He also enjoyed playing the piano, and coached minor hockey when he was younger.
He is survived by his sons, John, (Marilyn), Paul (Shannon) and Michel, all of Prescott; daughters, Cathie (Steve Paquette) of Maynard and Ann-Marie (Steve Polite) of Roebuck; grandchildren, Jacqueline, Jennifer, Marc, Veronica, Dustin, Wesley, Kenny, Cody, Lucas, Michael and Chantel; brothers, Roland (Florette) of Campbells Bay, Quebec, and Gilles of Renfrew; and sister Claire (Mrs. George Roberts) of Prescott.
Mr. Chretien was predeceased by his parents, sister Lillian Graraughty, and sister-in-law Helen Chretien.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, March 11 from 2 to 5 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Prescott, March 12 at 10 am, with Father J. Appelman and Father Don Clement officiating.
Cremation took place at the Cataraqui Crematorium March 12.
A committal service will be held in the spring at St. Mark's Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Michel Chretien, Ron Baker, Gilles Trudeau, Steve Polite, Steve Paquette and Arnold Woodward.
Honourary pallbearers were grandchildren Jennifer, Cody and Lucas Chretien, Marc Paquette, and Dustin, Wesley and Kenny Polite.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or palliative care at Wellington House Nursing Home.
George W. Smith, 68
George W. Smith, 10 Alta Vista Drive, Prescott, died at his home Tuesday, March 13, 2001. He was 68.
Mr. Smith was born Aug. 8, 1932 at Millbrook, Ont., the son of James Russell Smith and Evelyn Sara Gray, who predeceased him.
He married Anne Elizabeth Smith (nee Dawson) June 25, 1955 at Millbrook.
As a teenager, Mr. Smith sang in the Anglican Church choir and pitched hard ball. Nicknamed "Slug", he played left wing and defence in junior hockey. He was head of the Cadet Corp and was also a member of the bugle band in high school.
Mr. Smith worked for Canadian General Electric in Peterborough until he joined the Ontario Provincial Police on April 4, 1955. He transferred to Pembroke for the next 20 years, and became a corporal in the OPP. He retired as a staff sergeant at the Prescott OPP detachment. He coached a boys hard ball team and high school hockey and played broom ball. While residing in Prescott, he coached hard ball, played on the OPP hockey team and continued curling for 31 years.
Mr. Smith served two terms as warden of the Anglican Church, and served on the vestry council. He was a life member of the OPP Association.
Besides his wife, Mr. Smith is survived by his daughters, Cathy (Mrs. Jim White) of Prescott, Patti (Mrs. Jamie Clouthier) of Ottawa, and Judy (Mrs. Mike MacDonald) of Prescott; his son, James (Nancy), of Kingston; grandchildren, Shaun, Cindy, Corey, Candice, Jason, Kerri and Chrissy; sisters, Mary Freemantle, Jean (Mrs. Rev. Jim Burn), and Betty (Mrs. Lloyd Jewison), all of Peterborough, and Gloria Hudson and her friend Ron Martens of Moose Jaw, Sask.; and his brother, Charles (Judy) of St. Catharines. He is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, March 14 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at St. John's Anglican Church, Prescott, March 15, with Rev. Gerry Ring officiating. Cremation took place at the Cataraqui Crematorium March 15. A committal service will take place in the spring at Blue Church Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Shaun Haapala, Corey Clouthier, Jason MacDonald, Alan Wright, Ivan Doney and Mike Ostrander.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent Palliative Care or the restoration fund at St. John's Anglican Church.
John Louis Mathieu, 82
John Louis Albert Mathieu, RR 1 Cardinal, died suddenly Friday, March 9, 2001 at Kemptville District Hospital. He was 82.
He was born Oct. 28, 1918 at Sorel, Quebec, to Adelard Mathieu and Alma Grenier. He married Muriel Good Nov. 27, 1971.
Besides his wife, Mr. Mathieu is survived by his sons John of Ottawa and Fred of RR 2 Prescott; stepson, Donald O'Hara; daughters Barbara (Leo) Merkley of Iroquois and Linda (Carl) Abrams of Cardinal; stepdaughter Ruth Knapp (Stan); brother Rene (Rose) of Cardinal; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Mathieu was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Gibson, in 1962; sisters Lucienne and Rona; brothers Lucien and Leo; and granddaughter Janie. He will be sadly missed by 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Mr. Mathieu was a member of Pittston United Church, and had been employed as a labourer at Canada Starch, Cardinal.
Arrangements are in the care of the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal.
At Mr. Mathieu's request, there was no visitation at the funeral home.
A service will be held at St. John's Riverside Cemetery, Cardinal in the spring, with Rev. Patricia Swann officiating.
Donations to Pittston United Church will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Howard J. Fisher, 89
Howard J. Fisher, 283 George St., Prescott, died Monday, March 12, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 89.
He was born Sept. 11, 1911 at Prescott, the son of William Fisher and Katherine Kinsella. He married Mary Fisher (nee VanAllen) in 1940 at St. Mark's Church, Prescott.
Mr. Fisher is survived by Trudie (Gertrude Katherine, Mrs. Richard Barry) of California; grandchildren, Lisa, Amanda, Robert and Paul; and great grandchild Sarah.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, brothers Richard and Douglas, and a sister, Hariett.
Mr. Fisher was a charter member of the Prescott Kiwanis Club, a member for more than 25 years of the Knights of Columbus, an honourary member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97, and a member of senior curling in Prescott.
Mr. Fisher had been employed at Gold Gloves, Tannier Motors, Toyota (Brockville), Canadian Tire and Seaway Motors, as well as at Shade Rollers in Ogdensburg. He managed St. Mark's Parish Centre for 23 years.
Arrangements were handled by the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Mark's Church, Prescott. Cremation was held at the Cataraqui Cemetery Co. March 13.
Laura Jean Jones
Laura Jean Jones, RR 2 Prescott, died Monday, March 5, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital.
She was born in Augusta Township, the daughter of Charles Typhair and Hattie Bailey.
She is survived by her sons, Ron (Linda) of Prescott and Wayne (Doris) of Maynard; daughter Shirley (Bill Wiltse) of Cardinal; grandchildren, Kelly (Terry Wyatt), Julie (Mike Warren), Nicole Jones, Angela (Earl Halladay) Paula Wiltse, Shara, Kristin and Wayne Jones; great grandchildren, Tyler, Tiffanie, Jessica, James and Keisha Halladay, Joah Wiltse and Mason Wyatt; and sister Violet Robinson.
She was predeceased by her husband, Melville Jones; her parents; brothers Stanley and Wilbert Typhair; and sisters Elizabeth Typhair and Gladys Forsyth.
She enjoyed playing cards, gardening and sports, and had been a homemaker.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, March 6, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held March 7 at 2 pm in the chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Gerry Ring officiating. A committal service followed at Maynard Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Tyler Halladay, Wayne and Nicole Jones, Julie Warren, Kelly Wyatt, Kristen and Shara Jones, Paula Wiltse and Angie Halladay.
Douglas McVicar, 84
Douglas Aulay McVicar, 457 Linda St., Prescott, died Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 84.
He was born Jan. 7, 1917 at Sydney, Nova Scotia, a son of Ronald MacVicar and Edith MacAulay. He is survived by his wife, Mary Florence McVicar (nee Critchley), whom he married Nov. 7, 1947 at Montreal.
Mr. McVicar graduated from Acadia and McGill universities and served with the Royal Canadian Artillery and Engineers during World War II. He was an Electronics Engineer with RCA Victor in Montreal and Prescott from 1946 until his retirement in 1978. He was a Ham Radio operator in the 1930s and again in retirement, and he also enjoyed fishing. Mr. McVicar also served as a town councillor in Prescott for several terms and was Clerk of Session at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Prescott.
Mr. McVicar is also survived by his sons, Robert of Ottawa, Donald (Rosalind) of Kamloops, B.C., and Richard (Lisa) of Syracuse, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Adam, Geoffrey, Erica and Allan of Kamloops and Rachel and Andrew of Syracuse; and a brother, Archibald of Calgary.
He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Kristine MacVicar.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, March 11, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church March 12 at 2 pm, with Rev. Ian MacLean officiating.
Cremation took place at Cataraqui Crematorium March 12. A committal service will be held in the spring at Blue Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert, Donald and Richard McVicar, Ron Critchley, John McDiarmid and Terry McConnell.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Etta May Dillabough, 93
Etta May Dillabough (nee Beach) formerly of Spencerville, died at Bayfield Manor Nursing Home, Kemptville, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001. She was 93.
Mrs. Dillabough was born in South Gower June 28, 1907, the daughter of the late Sanford and Ida Beach (nee Knapp).
She married William John Dillabough Feb. 23, 1928 at the United Church in Kemptville. She lived in Shanly and was a member of Shanly United Church and was also a life member of the United Church Women.
After the death of her husband William Nov. 1, 1973, Mrs. Dillabough moved in with her daughter Berniece in Spencerville, where she lived for seven years. She then moved to Bayfield Manor where she resided for the past 10 and a half years.
Mrs. Dillabough enjoyed attending church and church-related activities. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, particularly during the holidays when everyone was together.
She was the beloved wife of the late William Dillabough; loving mother of Lloyd Dillabough (Donna) of Westbrook, Lorna Montroy of RR 4 Spencerville, Berniece Gilmour of Spencerville, Muriel Ferguson (Carl) of RR 3 Prescott, Marilyn Milburn (Alex) of San Luis Obespo, California and Glenn Dillabough (Susan) of Winnipeg, Manitoba; dear grandmother of 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by two daughters, Ruth Ryan and Darlo G. Dillabough; one granddaughter, Darlo Montroy; one sister, Ruby Dillabough; and two brothers, George and Frederick Beach.
Visitation was held at the Grant Brown Funeral Home, Purcell Chapel, Spencerville, Friday, March 2, from 3 to 4 pm. The funeral service followed in the chapel of the funeral home at 4 pm, with Rev. Patricia Swann officiating.
Spring interment will be at South Gower Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.
Mary Elizabeth Knight, 92
Mary Elizabeth Knight, a resident of St. Lawrence Lodge, Brockville, died at her residence Sunday, March 4, 2001. She was 92.
She was born Feb. 6, 1909 in Brockville, a daughter to Joseph Reid and Anne Bedlow.
Mrs. Knight was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Knight, whom she married Jan. 4, 1949 at St. Francis Xavier Church, Brockville. She was also predeceased by her parents; brothers Wilfred Reid, Joseph Reid and Richard Reid, and her sister, Aileen Reid.
She is survived by her sister Margaret Legare of Brockville, and by several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Knight enjoyed travelling to the U.S.A. for many years with her husband. She had worked as a homemaker.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Monday, March 5, 2001, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mark's Catholic Church March 6, at 11 am, with Father J. Appelman officiating.
The pallbearers were Jeffrey McCord, Peter and Joe Reid, Jim Knight, and Joe and S. Brennan.
Burial will be at St. Mark's Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent Palliative Care or the charity of your choice.
Ian Darrin Coville, 2
Ian Darrin Coville, 746 Henry St. W., Prescott, died Friday, May 25, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was two.
Ian was born Nov. 6, 1998 in Brockville, the son of Darrin Coville and Carla Coville (nee Richards.)
Besides his parents, Ian is survived by his sister Janet and his brother Jack; grandparents Gary and Kay Richards and Floyd and Barbara Coville; great grandparents Marion Richards, Chilston and Mildred Lowry and Jack and Willow Fox. Ian was the nephew of Cora (Mrs. Angus MacLeod), Todd Coville and Beth (Mrs. Glenn Evans) and a cousin to Elias Evans.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Tuesday, May 29 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was at Maynard Pentecostal Church Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 11 am, with Rev. Philip Phillips and pastors Moorhouse and Kingsley officiating. The committal service followed at Maynard Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Glenn and Elias Evans, Todd Coville and Angus MacLeod.
Memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Pentecostal Church, Maynard, or the Ian Coville Memorial Fund.
Dorothy Eleanor Fawcett, 78
Dorothy Eleanor Fawcett of 10 Dundas St., Iroquois, died Thursday, May 31, 2001 at Ottawa General Hospital following a five-month illness. She was 78.
Born March 19, 1923 in Matilda Township, she was the daughter of James Levere and Maude Hamilton, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her husband Earl Fawcett.
Mrs. Fawcett was a life-time resident of the area and a member of Rowena Full Gospel Tabernacle.
She is survived by sons Carl (Eileen) of RR 2 Iroquois, Larry (Annie) of Prescott, Peter (Eva) of Prescott and Garry (Muriel) of Prescott; daughters Gail (Raymond) Hamilton of Prescott, Edith Fawcett of Chesterville, Marion Lizert of Iroquois and Muriel (Lloyd) McRoberts of Winchester; and sisters Mildred Levere and Hilda Fawcett, both of Brockville.
Mrs. Fawcett was predeceased by a daughter Mildred Hamilton; sisters Olive Hall and Eva Jackson; and a brother Howard Levere. She had 38 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois Friday, June 1 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral was held at the funeral home Saturday, June 2, 2001 at 11 am with Rev. Ralph Juthman officiating. Interment was at Sprucehaven Cemetery, Brinston.
The pallbearers were Dennis Fawcett, Lloyd McRoberts, Mark Hamilton, Jeff Millar, Rob Minkhorst and Tom Hamilton. Honourary pallbearers were Kevin Hamilton, Carl Fawcett, Lisa Lizert and Bonnie Millar.
Memorial donations may be made to the Winchester Hospital Dialysis Unit.
Ivy Ferguson, 81
Ivy Ferguson, 404 King St., Prescott, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. She was 81.
She was born the daughter of Ernest Brereton and Eva Burns Aug. 3, 1919 at Navan, Ontario.
She married John Henry Ferguson Aug. 12, 1939. As a young married couple, they lived in Burritts Rapids and gave birth to their first son, Carl. While Carl was still an infant they moved to South Porcupine so Mr. Ferguson could work in the mines. Daughter Gail and son Terry were born to the family while living there. They moved to Brockville about 10 years later.
It was 1952 when Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson moved into and ran the Blue Lantern restaurant.
They continued with the restaurant for the next six years, during which time they completed their family with the youngest son Randy.
DuPont of Canada moved into the area and bought out the Ferguson's restaurant. Their next move brought them to Spencerville and to the restaurant now known as Cook's House. Another move was made to Charleville about six or seven years later, and Mr. Ferguson took a construction job.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson travelled together from job site to job site until his death June 18, 1977.
With Mrs. Ferguson on her own, and after living with son Carl and daughter-in-law Muriel for a while, she was able to move to Navan to help look after her mother. Mrs. Ferguson's mother died July 17, 1988, at the age of 100.
Her last move brought her to Prescott and for the first time into an apartment of her own. She quickly made friends and her social calendar filled. She was busy and loved to be on the move, enjoying bingo and social events with music and dancing. Everyone knew her as Grandma.
Mrs. Ferguson treasured her family and made a point of letting each of them know regularly how much they meant to her. She loved to have visitors to her home sign her guest book on each visit. A negative word was never said about anyone, and for her, life was a celebration.
She lived all her years to the fullest, being the height of unselfishness, always giving of her homes, possessions, money and herself. She carried in her heart a strong love of God that showed in everything she did.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by daughter Gail (Mrs. Bill Hutton) of Spencerville; sons Carl (Muriel) of RR 3 Prescott, Terry of Prescott and Randy (Kathy) of RR 4 Prescott; grandchildren, Todd (Elizabeth), Kelly (Mrs. Rick Matthews), Melanie Hutton (Gary Hartin), Michele (Mrs. Frank Harris) and David Hutton; great grandchildren, Chelsea, Johnathon, Jarrett, Spencer and Taylor; and sisters Maude Wyman and Hawley Brereton.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband; sisters Frances Marriot and Berna Burns; and brother Hamilton Brereton.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home May 11, 2001 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was May 12 at 10 am at St. Paul's United Church. A committal service followed at Maynard Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Melanie Hutton, Gary Hartin, Todd Ferguson, Kelly Matthews, Rick Matthews and David Hutton.
Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 or the Salvation Army.