ELVA LEE BEATSON-STYLES
Elva Lee Beatson-Styles, formerly of Cardinal, died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at her home, 5727 Ferdinand St., Osgoode.
She was born in Brockville Aug. 7, 1956, the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Beatson, who survive. She married Mike Styles Aug. 25, 1984 at the Free Methodist Church, Cardinal. She had attended grade school in Cardinal and South Grenville District High School, Prescott.
Mrs. Beatson-Styles is also survived by her husband Mike; son Corey and daughter Courtney, both at home; brother Tom and his wife Nancy of Morrisburg; and sisters Helen (Ron) Sayyeau of Watford, Linda Beatson of Cardinal, Cathy (Jeff) Horan of RR 3 Prescott, and Alice (Tim) Gleeson of Almonte. She will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal, Sunday, Feb. 24, where the funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 25 at 1 pm. Rev. Valerie James officiated. Interment was at St. Andrew's Riverside Cemetery, Cardinal.
The pall bearers were Ron Sayyeau, Tim Gleeson, Jeff Horan, Alex Beatson, James Beatson and Peter Mueller.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Golda Beckstead, a resident of 26 Broder Crescent, Morrisburg, for the past 10 months, died at Winchester District Memorial Hospital Monday, Aug. 19, 2002. She was 76.
She was born Sept. 17, 1925 in Matilda Township, the daughter of James Cowan and Elsie May Cowan (nee Wallace). She married John Beckstead Nov. 28, 1945 at Heckston United Church. He predeceased her in 1990.
Mrs. Beckstead had been a lifetime resident of the area, and was a faithful and dedicated member of the Community Family Church of Iroquois. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved cooking and baking.
She is survived by her children, Arnold of Prescott, Carman (Eva) of Brockville, Carl of Brockville, Retha (Leonard) McConville of Hamilton, Kelvin (Faye) of Prescott and Gary, at home; brothers and sisters Sam (Marie) Cowan of Prescott, Muriel (Ron) Molton of Lyndhurst, Doris Rupert of Prescott, Yvonne Cowan of Morrisburg and Eileen (Ted) Hunter of Domville; and by many nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Beckstead was predeceased by her parents; her son Robert and brothers Keith and Orval Cowan.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, Aug. 21, 2002. The funeral was held at the funeral home Aug. 22 at 11 am, with Pastor Leavitt and Pastor Gogolin officiating. Interment followed at Dundela Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Kevin Hunter, Evan Cowan, John Sabourin, Lorne Strader, Bert Smail and Brian Rupert.
Memorial donations made to Winchester Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Evelyn Bell, 86, a resident of Wellington House, Prescott, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.
She was born July 16, 1915, the daughter of John Stephenson and Susan Dale Warren.
Mrs. Bell was predeceased by her first husband, Cleveland Perrin, and her second husband Leaon Bell. She had been employed as a postmistress.
She is survived by one sister, Sadie Jean Myers; nieces Marie Stephenson, Anna Jean Myers, Marlene Myers and Donna Norman; and nephews Donald Stephenson, Peter Myers, Davis Myers and Freddy Stephenson.
She was also predeceased by her brothers Arthur and Norman Stephenson, and sister Lillian McCully; niece Helen Prins; and nephews John McCully, Garry Stephenson and Donald Myers.
The funeral service took place in the chapel of the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at 2 pm. The pallbearers were Peter Jeffrey Myers and Taylor John Myers. Interment was at Maynard Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
ERNEST DAVID BERRY
Ernest David Berry, 413 First Street, Cardinal, died Friday, March 15, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital following a year-long illness. He was 81.
He was born in Ventnor Sept. 17, 1920, the son of Ivan Berry and Eva Berry (nee Phillips). Mr. Berry married Elsie Berry (nee Leizert) Nov. 6, 1943 in Shanly. He had been a resident of Cardinal for the past 53 years, and was a retired mechanical operator at Canada Starch. Mr. Berry was a member of St. John's United Church, Cardinal.
He is survived by his wife Elsie; his children Bonnie (Rod) Charlton of Brockville, Barbara (Paul) Edgley of Brockville, Donald Berry (Kathy Whitmore) of Brockville, David Berry (Dana Hyde) of Nepean and Kenneth (Janice) Berry of Spencerville; sisters Doris Gilmour of Prescott, Verna (Ralph) Dennis of Ottawa and Betty (Irwin) Buker of Prescott.
He was the dear grandfather of Jennifer (Daniel) Jason (Jennifer), Paula (Jeff), Daniel, Matthew, Jonathan, and Kyle, and the dear great grandfather of Dallas, Jillian and Madison. Mr. Berry is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Mr. Berry was predeceased by his parents.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal Sunday, March 17, where the funeral service was held March 18 at 11 am. Rev. Arlyce Schiebout officiated. Interment will be at Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott, in the spring.
The pall bearers were Bonnie Charlton, Barbara Edgley, Donald Berry, David Berry, Kenneth Berry and Michael MacDonald.
Memorial donations made to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
LAWRENCE WAYNE BISHOP (LARRY OR CASH)
Lawrence Wayne Bishop (Larry or Cash) 4500 Johnston Road Prescott (Augusta Township), died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. He was 60.
Mr. Bishop was born Sept. 26, 1941 at Gananoque, Ont., the son of Manley Bishop and Eva Little of Gananoque. He married Patricia May Bishop (nee Barton) May 18,1963 at Charleville Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by his mother, Eva Barber of Merritt, B.C.; his wife Pat Bishop; daughters Lorie (Mrs. Carl Visser) and Bonnie Bishop; brothers Floyd and his wife Faye, and Bruce and his wife Shirley; grandsons Curtis and Travis; extended family Clifford and Henry Barton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father.
Mr. Bishop enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing, and was a mason with Sussex Lodge No. 5. He was the owner/operator of Lawn & Snow Maintenance.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, from 6 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held Dec. 24 at 1 pm in the chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Philip Phillips and Pastor Moorhouse of Bishops Mills officiating. The committal service and burial took place at Maynard Cemetery.
The pall bearers were Terry Knapp, Henry Barton, Doug Anderson, Clifford Barton, Martin Visser and Gordon Tousant.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Pentecostal Church and the Canadian Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy.
EDNA IRENE BONENFANT
Edna Irene Bonenfant, a former Prescott resident and most recently of IOOF Home, Barrie, died peacefully at her residence Wednesday, April 10, 2002. She was 77.
Mrs. Bonenfant lived on Victor Crescent in Prescott with her family from about 1965 to 1979, and was known to be the first school crossing guard in town, stationed on Edward Street near the high school. She was also employed as a health care aide at Wellington House in Prescott.
She was born Aug. 21, 1924 in Toronto.
Mrs. Bonenfant was the beloved wife of the late Olivier Georges Bonenfant; dear mother of Sandra Bowen (Jon) of Barrie, Tom (Helena) of Ottawa, Paul (Vicki) of Hamilton, John of Brockville, David (Cathy) of Peterborough, Bill (Sheila) of Barrie and Stephen (Wendy) of Angus; grandmother of Todd, Donna, Stephanie, Shannon, Alex, Andrew, Lisa, Kim, Tania, Jessica, Davey, Wendy and Nancy; and great grandmother of Jessica, Randy, Matthew and Rachel.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, Barrie. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
MICHAEL ALAN BOYD
Michael Alan Boyd, 600 Kain Rd., RR 1, Cardinal, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at home. He was 42.
Mr. Boyd was born May 11, 1959 at Brockville, Ont., the son of Kenneth Boyd and Agnes Seeley. He married Sheila Boyd (nee Arcand).
He is survived by his family: Matthew and Jessie and Sheila Boyd; his brother Peter (wife Carlene); sisters Diana (Mrs. Dennis Smith), Cheryl (Mrs. Mark Davy), Debbie Boyd and Billy Martin; nieces and nephews Heather and Sarah Smith, Lee and Shanna Davy, Victoria Boyd, Ashley and Vanessa Martin, Aimee and Phillip Boyd. He was the grandson of Clayton Seeley and son-in-law of Ed and Sandra Arcand.
Mr. Boyd enjoyed his family and horses, and had been employed as a millwright at Casco.
A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Prescott, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002 at 2 pm, with Father J. Appelman and Father Rob Arsenault officiating.
The pall bearers were Paul Bernier, Corey Earl, Dap O'Brien, Kevin Patrick, Gary Rayner, Rennie Rayner, Martin Stobo, Paul Whitney, Randy Whitney
Burial will be at St. Mark's Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott.
RICHARD ARDEN "DICK" BRYAN
Richard Arden "Dick" Bryan, 72, of Cardinal, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital.
Mr. Bryan was born May 24, 1930 in Gallingertown, Ontario to Jim and Rose Bryan, nee Arden.
He served with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and spent time at the base in Calgary and served overseas as well.
He later became well known in Cardinal working as a painter and decorator, he worked for Dodge Construction and was also a gifted carpenter and cement worker. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, bird watching, coin collecting and making preserves.
Mr. Bryan was a member of the Cardinal Fish and Game Club and a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105 in Cardinal.
He is sadly missed by Jack, Kevin, Mary Clare, Jill, Emma, Dan and Frances Patrick of Cardinal. He was predeceased by sisters Helen and May, and by brother Lyle.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002. A Legion service was held at 7 pm.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 at 11 am. Rev. Jack Urquhart officiated and friend Jack Patrick provided the eulogy. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cardinal.
Pall bearers were courtesy of Legion members of Branch 105: Ben Allard, Harry Cook, Harold Magee, Tom Beatson, Jack Gilligan and Garfield Wright.
Donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be greatly appreciated.