Teddy Adam Hall, 50
Teddy Adam Hall of Prescott, died Thursday, May 17, 2001 following a two-year illness, at the Providence Continuing Care Centre, St. Vincent Site, Brockville. He was 50.
Born July 15, 1950 in Belleville, Mr. Hall was the son of Ray Hall and Frances MacFarlane. Mr. Hall had been a resident of 253 Roberta Cres., Prescott, for the past 15 years, and had also resided in Amherstburg and Cardinal. He married Susan Skinkle May 11, 1974 at St. Paul's United Church, Prescott.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Prescott, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105, Cardinal. Mr. Hall had been employed in environmental and pollution control for the Canadian Coast Guard Base at Prescott.
He is survived by his wife Susan; son Tony of Prescott; his daughter Stacie of Brockville; his father Ray Hall of Prescott; brothers Terry (Monica) of Spencerville and Robert (Nikki) of Calgary; sisters Sharol (Jim) Havey of Arnprior and Ruth (Mike) Ballerscheff of Johnstown. Mr. Hall was a brother-in-law to Gail (Dennis) Beckstead of Kingston, Randy (Mary) Skinkle of RR 5 Spencerville, Rodney (Allison) Skinkle of Russell, Russell (Debbie) Skinkle of Spencerville and Brenda (Murray) McCormac of Prescott. He was the son-in-law of Lorne and Helen Skinkle. He will be sadly missed by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother Frances MacFarlane.
Mr. Hall coached soccer and baseball and he was the president of little league and senior league baseball. He enjoyed travelling, hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He was an avid fastball player, enjoyed hockey, broomball, volleyball and tennis, and often watched Jr. B hockey on Friday and Saturday nights. His hobbies were woodworking and tinkering with engines.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal Friday, May 18, 2001 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral was held at St. Paul's United Church, Prescott, Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 pm, with Rev. Blair Paterson officiating. Interment was at Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott.
The pallbearers were Tony Hall, Dennis Beckstead, Murray McCormick, Paul Casselman, Keith Winters and Paul Calhoun.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Providence Continuing Care Centre, St. Vincent Palliative Care.
Elizabeth Jean Hutt, 66
Elizabeth Jean (Betty) Hutt, of Prescott, died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at her home. She was 66.
She was born April 10, 1935 in Ogdensburg, NY. She had worked as a homemaker.
She is survived by her four sons, William Hutt Jr., of Prescott, Scott Hutt of Prescott, and Kevin Hutt and Daniel Hutt, both of Brockville; and four daughters, Bonnie Brown of Mississauga, Kimberly Hutt and Sherry Hutt, both of Brockville, and Rhonda Wallace, of Iroquois.
She is also survived by her mother, Evelyn Kinch, of Ogdensburg, and 13 brothers and sisters: Lois Thomas, of Daytona Beach, Fla., Arleen Siddon, of Safety Harbor, Fla., Maureen Badlam, of Ogdensburg, Donna Towsley, of Cardinal, Bonnie Larose, of Safety Harbor, Fla., Nancy Bell, of Ogdensburg, Frederick, of Ogdensburg, Daniel, of Ogdensburg, Timothy, of Ogdensburg, Robert, of Safety Harbor, Fla., David of Lisbon, Dixie, of Ogdensburg and Bernard Kinch of Heuvelton, NY.; many grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Karen Groulx, and by her father, Frederick Kinch.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott. Burial was held at St. John's Cemetery in Cardinal.
Douglas Carl Robertson, 66
Douglas Carl Robertson, King Street, Prescott, died peacefully Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was in his 67th year.
Mr. Robertson was born Aug. 6, 1934 at Finch, Ontario, where he spent his younger years until moving to Prescott and surrounding area. He worked many years at DuPont, Maitland Site, and at Coneen Construction.
He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Vera Robertson; a brother Clair; sister-in-law Violet; and a daughter, Lisa, in infancy.
He is survived by two sons and one daughter, Steven (Marlene) of Nepean, Lee of Vancouver, and Karen (Frank) of Ottawa; two brothers, Clifton of Brockville and Campbell of Morrisburg; and grandson Scott of Nepean. He will be sadly missed by special friend, Patricia White and her family of Prescott.
A private family service was held Thursday, May 17, 2001, at 11 am at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, with Rev. Ian MacLean officiating. A burial service followed at St. John's United Church Cemetery, Cardinal.
The pallbearers were Werner Schmitt, Jamey Schmitt, Mike Moulton, and nephews Arden Robertson, Lynn Robertson, Greg Robertson and Ricky Rutley.
Arnold Claxton Smith, 72
Arnold Claxton Smith, RR 1 Prescott, died Sunday, April 29, 2001 at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital with his daughters at his bedside. He was 72.
Mr. Smith was born Feb. 3, 1929 at Osnabruck Centre, the youngest son of Robert and Nellie Smith.
He married Reta Mae Droppo, his wife of 40 years. During their married life they resided in Green Valley, Cornwall, Morrisburg and Prescott. After Reta's death, Mr. Smith moved to Ottawa and then back to Prescott, finally to reside with his daughter and son-in-law, Alanna and Tom Whelan.
Mr. Smith had been employed in and owned cheese factories in Finch and Green Valley. Later, he owned Upper Canada Motel in Morrisburg.
He enjoyed technical challenges, crafts, boating, dancing music and socializing with friends and family.
Mr. Smith was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Nellie Smith; his wife Reta; his brother Garnet Smith and his sister Vida Droppo, as well as son-in-law Hugh Gillard.
He is survived by his daughters CJ and husband Bruce Henderson, Alanna and husband Tom Whelan, Shelley and husband Jim Dale and Arnita Gillard; brother Ivan Smith; sister Barbara Smith and brother-in-law Aldon Droppo.
He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, PJ Robert, Tania Anne, Jonathan, Jarrod, Janna, Joshua, Jaime, Jordan and Logan, as well as great grandchildren Jonathan and Kristina.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Tuesday, May 1, 2001, from 7 to 9 pm. A celebration of Mr. Smith's life was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Prescott Wednesday, May 2, with Rev. Ian MacLean officiating. Special prayers were said by Father J. Appelman.
All Mr. Smith's grandchildren took part in this celebration of life, and his son-in-law Tom Whelan said the eulogy, which was prepared by Mr. Smith's four daughters.
The pallbearers were grandsons, Robert Drury, Jonathan Whelan, Jarrod Whelan, Josh Whelan, Jordan Dale and Logan Gillard. The honourary pallbearer was great grandchild Jonathan Van Auken.
Interment took place at Finch Cemetery Saturday, May 5, 2001. A lovely lunch after interment was prepared and served at the home of Doris and Fraser Hannah of Finch.
The memorial donations to the Cancer Foundation and various other charities were appreciated by the family.
Eunice Marjerrison, 78
Eunice Kathleen Marjerrison, 24 St. Lawrence Court, RR 1 Prescott, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at her home. She was in her 79th year.
She was born May 7, 1922 in Prescott, the daughter of Bert Fleming and Mabel Dafoe. She had been employed as a custom agent at Canada Customs, and enjoyed playing golf.
Mrs. Marjerrison is survived by her son Mel Parrott and his wife Linda of Algonquin; grandchildren Max, Emma and Laura; brother Daunt Fleming (Viola) of Prescott; sister-in-law Sanie Fleming of Brantford; and step children Marjorie McCoy, Clare Marjerrison and Helen Daniels.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Milton Marjerrison; sister Thea Salmon; and brothers Erwood (Bert) and Dafoe Fleming.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Friday, April 27, 2001, from noon to 2 pm. A graveside service followed at Blue Church Cemetery, with Rev. Ian MacLean officiating.
The pallbearers were Ron Salmon and Max, Emma and Laura Parrott.
Memorial donations to the Access Centre for Community Care would be appreciated.
Helen Savor, 79
Helen Savor, Wellington House, Prescott, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at her residence. She was 79. She had previously resided at RR 2 Iroquois, where she lived her entire life prior to moving to Wellington House.
She was born May 15, 1921 in Matilda Township, the daughter of John Savor and Winnifred Merkley, who predeceased her.
Miss Savor is survived by her sisters, Frances Hanna, of RR 5 Spencerville, and Margaret Cook, of Prescott.
She was predeceased by sisters Dorothy Cromwell, Katherine Hanna and Norma Claxton, and by brothers Ralph, John and twin brother Howard.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal. A graveside service was held at St. Paul's Cemetery, Cardinal, Friday, May 4, 2001 at 2:30 pm, with Rev. Blair Paterson officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Herbert William Mellon, 78
Herbert William Mellon, 356 Henry St. W., Prescott, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 78.
Born July 29, 1922 in Cardinal, he was the son of James Mellon and Deliah Levere. He and Ruth Rachael Mellon (nee Kreiger) were married Oct. 5, 1945 at St. John's Anglican Church in Prescott.
Mr. Mellon had been employed as a custodian with the school board.
He is survived by his daughter, Terry (Mrs. Jim Durant) of Brockville; a brother, Egbert (Marg) of Prescott; a sister, Alzina Bell of Owen Sound; grandchildren, Cindy Perrin, Angie Smith (Trevor) and Jimmy Crossman, all of Brockville; great grandchildren, Jessica and Sheena Perrin and Phillip Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Mellon was predeceased by his parents, his wife and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Friday, April 20, 2001 from noon to 2 pm. The funeral service followed in the chapel, with Rev. Gerry Ring officiating. The committal service was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The pallbearers were Frank Englehart, Darryle, Brian, Steven, Michael Mellon and Kevin Biccum.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the Canadian Cancer Society.
David A. Worton, 76
David A. Worton, 686 Milwood Dr., Kingston, died Monday, May 7, 2001 at Le Centre Hopitalier de L'Universitť in Laval, Ste. Foy. He was 76.
Mr. Worton was born July 26, 1924 at Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of George Worton and Hilda Nicholson. He married Joyce Marjory Worton (nee Froggatt) July 26, 1952 at Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England.
Mr. Worton served in the RAF in England and Burma during World War II and was a member of the Burma Star Association. He was a former teacher at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, and a retired assistant chief statistician of Canada. Mr. Worton authored the book The Dominion Bureau of Statistics: A History of Canada's Central Statistical Office and its Antecedents, 1841 - 1972.
His interests included music, reading, history, writing, travel and art.
Mr. Worton is survived by his wife Joyce; children Margaret (Bill), Jane (Peter) and Kathy (Allan); grandchildren Chris (Shona), Heather (Peter), Gillian, Will, Jamie, John and Lucy; and sisters Beryl and Cathy.
He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Gladys.
There was no visitation at the funeral home by request; funeral arrangements were handled by the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott. The funeral service was held at St. John's Anglican Church Friday, May 11, 2001 with Rev. Gerry Ring and Rev. Tim Vickery of St. Thomas Anglican Church, Kingston, officiating.
Cremation took place at Cataraqui Crematorium May 11. The committal service was at Blue Church Cemetery. The pallbearers were Bill Scott, Peter Kirkwood, Allan Wilkie, Chris Worton, Eric Braithwaite, Stuart Green.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. John's Church Restoration Fund, Prescott.
Arnold Charles Smith, 72
Arnold Charles Smith, 772 Florence Street, Prescott, died Friday, April 27, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 72.
He was born Oct. 22, 1928 in Prescott, the son of Clarence Smith and Lottie Hall, who predeceased him.
Mr. Smith enjoyed working on cars, hockey, playing cards and bingo, and he loved to tackle welding projects.
He had been employed as a hoisting engineer at DuPont (Maitland site).
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Donalda (nee MacDonald); daughters Marilyn (Mrs. Jack Commerford) of Brockville, and Debbie (Mrs. Wayne Freer) of Prescott; his son Duane (wife, Christine) of RR 3 Athens; grandchildren, Jessica, Sam and Charlie Smith, Misty and Kevin Gleiser, Craig and Chad Freer, and Carrie and Kevin Commerford; great grandchildren Justin and Hayley; a brother, Gerald (wife, Sonia Smith); sisters-in-law, Florence (Mrs. David Grant), Annie (Mrs. Duane Murray) and Margaret (Mrs. Jim Tobin); and brother-in-law Joe (wife, Polly) MacDonald.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Sunday, April 29, 2001, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.
A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 30 at 11 am at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Father J. Appelman officiated. A committal service followed at St. Mark's Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Mike, Matt, Tom and Charlie Tobin, Brent and Kevin Murray, Mark Grant and Tom MacDonald.
Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Margaret Aleda Brown, 90
Margaret Aleda Brown, RR 1 Cardinal, died peacefully at Brockville General Hospital, Saturday, April 21, 2001, with her daughters at her bedside. She was in her 91st year.
She was born in Augusta Township Aug. 25, 1910, the youngest daughter of John Murray and Margaret Melissa Peters.
She was educated in Edwardsburgh Township and attended Spencerville High School. Prior to her marriage, she worked in Herman Baker's store in Spencerville.
On April 12, 1932, she married Lyall Brown, her husband of 69 years, at the Spencerville United Church Manse. During their married life, the couple farmed on Hyndman Road, then resided in Shanly, Spencerville and Prescott. They have lived with their daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Carl Gilmer on Froom Road, Cardinal, since June, 1997.
After her marriage, Mrs. Brown attended Heckston United Church, Shanly United Church and in 1953 Spencerville United Church where she was a faithful and active member until ill health prevented her from attending services regularly and sharing in the work of the church which she so loved to do. She was a dedicated member of the United Church Women.
Mrs. Brown's life was spent caring for those she loved. She and Lyall made a home for her parents for 28 years. She lovingly raised two daughters and nurtured her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in her constant gentle, patient way. Wherever she was residing she took great pride in her home and carefully tended the beautiful flowers that surrounded it. Her delicate embroidery work is a treasure her family cherishes. She loved to quilt in the early years and many happy hours were spent with friends on Hyndman Road perfecting that skill.
She was also a member of the Women's Institute in Ventnor. Her kitchen was a gathering place and always smelled of home baking and preserves. For many years she enjoyed travelling with Mr. Brown on bus tours after his retirement and taking holiday trips with her family.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her beloved husband Lyall; daughters Lois and husband Carl Gilmer and Elizabeth and husband Garry Roddick, all of RR 1 Cardinal. Grandma will always be lovingly remembered by her five grandchildren, Doug (Elizabeth) Gilmer; Diane (Leonard) Carriere; Dawn (Gerald) Bailey, Dan (Tania) Roddick and David Roddick, and seven-great grandchildren, Jessica and Bradley Carriere, Jamie and Jenna Bailey, Michael and Zachary Roddick and Kaitlyn Roddick. These children were her pride and joy.
She will be missed by her cousin Ruby Kennedy, Prescott, and her brothers-in-law Ambert (Nelda) Brown, Iroquois, and Lloyd (Eileen) Brown, Prescott. Her nieces and nephews will never forget her warm, welcoming smile when they came to visit. Her many friends will always remember how she touched their lives in her quiet, gentle way.
Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her parents, three sisters and their husbands: Addie (Joe) Steele, Elsie (Roy) Holmes and Gertrude (Frank) Bailey; sisters-in-law Joy Brown, Laura Brown and brother-in-law Earl Brown.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott. Relatives and friends visited Monday, April 23, 2001 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. A service was held for Mrs. Brown at the funeral home April 23 at 6:45 pm by her Sisters and Brothers of Britannia LOBA No. 483, Groveton. She had been a dedicated member of the order for 63 years and served as chaplain for many of those years.
A celebration of Mrs. Brown's life was held in the chapel of the funeral home April 24 at 2 pm, with Rev. Arlyce Schiebout of St. John's United Church, Cardinal officiating. Lifelong friend of the family, Richard Woodland of Spencerville United Church, also officiated.
Interment took place at South Gower Cemetery. The pallbearers were her grandsons Doug Gilmer, Dan Roddick, David Roddick, Leonard Carriere, Gerald Bailey and nephew George Steele. Honourary pallbearers were her niece Norma (Bailey) Stoyles and nephew Lorne Steele.
A lovely lunch was prepared by the members of Wellington Rebekah Lodge 108, Prescott, and was served to family and friends at the Oddfellows Hall following the service and interment.
The memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the United Churches at Spencerville, Pittston and Cardinal and various other charities were appreciated by the family.
Vernabelle Stephenson, 78
Vernabelle Irene Stephenson, RR 2 Prescott, died Saturday, April 21, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. She was 78.
Born Dec. 19, 1922 at Englehart, Ont., she was the daughter of Alexander Peters and Nina Clark.
She married Elmer Stephenson Oct. 10, 1968 in Brockville.
Mrs. Stephenson enjoyed cooking, playing cards, knitting, crocheting, collecting bells and telling jokes. She was the owner and operator of Verna's Fish and Chip Shop and Verna's Restaurant, and would often donate roasts and other foods to needy families. She had a beautiful voice, and sang in the Maynard United Church Choir.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Stephenson is survived by her daughter Edith (Mrs. Richard Champagne); sons Barry (Diane) Brown and Dennis (Bonnie) Brown; brothers Calvin Peters, Robert (Cathy) Peters and Murray Peters; sisters Frances (Bert Groves), Beatrice (Marcel Seguin) and Norma (Buck Anderson); step children Reginald (Nancy) Stephenson, Gail (Tom) Provencal, Delbert (Gail) Stephenson; grandchildren Ric (Cheryl) Champagne, Rodger (Laurie) Champagne, Kevin (Vicky) Brown, Michael (Andrea) Brown, Leanne (Wil Crain), Jennifer and Chris Brown; and great grandchildren Robyn, Rik and Randy Champagne, and Ryan, Zachary and Emily Brown.
Mrs. Stephenson was predeceased by her parents; brothers William, Raymond, Ernest and Leonard; and sister Leona.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Monday, April 23, 2001, from 6 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home April 24 at 11 am. Cremation was held at Glenhaven Cemetery April 24. A committal service took place May 1 at 3 pm at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Edith Fletcher, 101
Edith Fletcher died peacefully at the Mayfield Retirement Centre Wednesday, May 2, 2001. She was in her 102nd year.
She was born in Cardinal and spent her life there and in the surrounding area until she moved to Mayfield nine years ago.
In her younger years, she worked as a postal clerk at the Cardinal Post Office and also at the Bell Telephone office as an operator.
Mrs. Fletcher was a member of St. John's United Church in Cardinal and previously the Methodist Church. She was very active in church work and during this time she taught Sunday School and was a choir member for 59 years. She was also a member of several ladies groups and had three life memberships with these groups.
Mrs. Fletcher travelled across Canada and visited many European countries which she enjoyed immensely. She also spent time in Florida.
She was predeceased by her husband Ewart and her oldest son Willis.
Mrs. Fletcher is survived by two sons and two daughters: Earle of Cardinal, Charles of Scarborough, Phyllis of Ottawa and Eunice of Richmond Hill.
The funeral service was held at the Marsden-McLaughlin Funeral Home in Cardinal Saturday, May 5, 2001, with Rev. Arlyce Schiebout officiating. A burial service followed at St. John's United Church Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Jim, Bob and Tim Fletcher, John Steele, Sam Leone (grandsons) and Ryan Fletcher, a great-grandson.
Memorial donations were made to St. John's United Church and other charities.
Joseph St. Marsielle, 46
Joseph St. Marsielle died at his residence, 1343 Notre Dame, Cornwall, Ont., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, surrounded by his loving family. He was 46.
Surviving are his beloved wife Suzanne (Loiselle) and his loving children, Jill of Ottawa and JoŽl and Emilie, both at home. He was the dear son of Guy and Mary (Patrick) St. Marsielle of Cornwall and formerly of Prescott. He was the dear brother of Anne Hogarth (Greg) of Kingston and John St. Marsielle (Margaret) and Susan Dulmage (Morley), both of Cornwall. He was the dear son-in-law of Aurele Loiselle of Cornwall and the late Therese (Seguin) Loiselle. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and relatives from Prescott, Montreal and Toronto.
Mr. St. Marsielle was the proprietor of Cornwall Rooftruss Limited, and a member of the Summers Town Flying Club, Summer Heights Golf Club and Cornwall Club.
He rested at the Wilson Funeral Home, Cornwall, from 2 pm Aug. 6, 2001. The Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church Aug. 7 at 11 am.
Pallbearers were James Crozier, Kevin Wert, Thomas Wert, James Poirier, Geoffrey Derochie and Ron Graham.
A Rite of Committal will be at a later date in Notre Dame Cemetery, Cornwall.
Allan Lorne Casselman, 55
Allan Lorne Casselman, 164 Dibble St. E., Prescott, died Sunday July 22, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 55.
Mr. Casselman was born June 11, 1946 at Kemptville, Ont., the son of Andrew Lorne Casselman and Viola Casselman. His spouse is Gloria Jean Ducharme (nee Miller). He had been employed as a driver at transportation.
He is survived by his (common law) wife Jean Ducharme; his son John; daughter Vivian (Mrs. Jim Normandeau); grandchildren Leonard and Melissa; sisters Betty Kinch, Beverly Forbes, Liz Casselman and Joyce Riddel, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents.
There was no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements were handled by the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott. The graveside service took place July 25, 2001 at South Gower Cemetery, with Gerry Ring officiating.