JOHN (JACK) CHARBOT
John (Jack) Charbot, a former employee of the Canada Starch Company in Cardinal, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital after a courageous four-year struggle with arthritis, lung and heart disease. He was 72.
He was born in Madawaska March 25, 1929, and moved to Iroquois at the age of 14. He later met and married Luella Whittle on Oct. 9, 1949. They were life-long residents of Iroquois where they raised their boys Terry and Dale.
Mr. Charbot will be remembered by his many co-workers at Canada Starch for his outgoing personality and sparkling wit. "Poppy," as he was affectionately known, enjoyed all aspects of photography, especially making videos for his family and friends. Taking pictures of his grandchildren brought him great joy.
His love of carpentry and his unique skill with any woodworking project, kept him busy after retirement. When not taking pictures or working with wood, he loved the outdoors and traveled regularly to Madawaska for many hunting and fishing trips.
Later on, he and Luella joined the Harbour Lites Square Dance Group and spent many happy hours dancing and socializing with their many friends.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Luella; sons Terry (Donna) Stittsville, and Dale (Janis) of RR 1 Cardinal; grandchildren Mathew, Sarah, Joshua and Nicholas; sisters Kay Dillon of Brockville, Beatrice Killingbeck of Belleville, Evelyn Froats of Ingleside, Caroline Trupp of Etobicoke, Florence Hiltz of Prescott and Barbara Gould of Scarborough. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents John Charbot and Elizabeth O'Malley and by his sister Bernadette.
Friends and family gathered at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, Tuesday, March 19. The funeral service was held March 20 at 11 am at St. Cecilia's RC Church, with Father Sebastian Arikat officiating. A burial service followed at the Iroquois Point Cemetery.
The pall bearers were Keith Banford, Norm Bailey, Dale Montgomery, John McMillan, Doug Davy and Alfie Marin.
Memorial donations were made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Arthritis Society, as well as many other charities.
ORVILLE HOWARD CHRISTIE
Orville Howard Christie, 166 Henry St. West, Prescott, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002 at Kingston General Hospital. He was 76.
Mr. Christie was born July 19, 1926 at South Mountain, Ont., the son of Stewart Christie and Myrtle Beggs. He married Eileen Christie (nee Gilmour) Aug. 23, 1947 at Shanly Manse, Edwardsburgh.
He is survived by his wife Eileen; sisters Lillian Henderson and Florence Riddell; and by brothers David (wife Jean) and Arthur.
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters Ruby Larabee and Edith Anderson; and brothers Arnold, Gordon, Basil, Donald and Lyle.
Mr. Christie's main interests were his family, helping any friend in need, the church and lodge. He had been employed as a mill wright at Casco.
He was a treasured member of the Prescott community, and was ready to help everyone at a moment's notice. His favourite past time was spending time with his horses.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, and Amity Lodge No. 80 held an evening memorial service at the funeral home.
The funeral service was held at St. Paul's United Church, Prescott, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 at 2 pm, with Rev. John Reynolds officiating. The Prescott Fire Department formed an honour guard. The committal service followed at Spruce Haven Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Mac Peterson, Robert Nixon, Gary Boulton, Gerry Carey, Carl Gilmer, Ralph Alkerton, Gerard O'Brien and Bill Seeley.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary and the Prescott Fire Department.
BOZENA (BETTY) CIPRA
Bozena (Betty) Cipra, St. Lawrence Lodge, Brockville, died at her residence Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002. She was 94.
She was born Jan. 28, 1908 at Krasovice, Czechoslovakia, to Jozef Karp and Barbara Kumpova. She married Frank Cipra June 14, 1935 in Czechoslovakia.
Mrs. Cipra is survived by her daughter in law Anna (Mrs. Howard Rees); grandchildren: Ann (Mrs. Daney Duperron), Frank Cipra and his wife Corinne, and Pat (Mrs. John Lavery); great grandchildren Michael and Mark Duperron, Katrina, Joel and Ian Cipra and Derrick and Jennifer Lavery. She was the aunt of Florence Nuska.
She was predeceased by her husband Frank and her son Joroslov (Jerry).
Mrs. Cipra lived her life simply with a lot of hard work, always generous and always giving of herself with an over abundance of love for her family. She worked as a housewife at home.
The funeral took place in the chapel of Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, following visitation. Father John Appelman officiated at the 11 am service.
A committal service will be held in the spring at St. Mark's Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Mrs. Cipra's great grandsons: Michael and Mark Duperron, Joel and Ian Cipra and Derrick Lavery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St.Vincent Palliative Care.
EARL BEARDSLEY CONNELL
Earl Beardsley Connell passed away peacefully in his 89th year at his home on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 with his daughter, Norah, at his side.
Mr. Connell was born in Warrenton, North Carolina, the second youngest of ten children. Raised on a 250-acre tobacco farm, he spent many hours helping grade tobacco and care for his mother's renowned flower and vegetable garden. In 1936, he graduated in chemistry from the University of North Carolina and began work as a research chemist for Swift and Company in Chicago. On July 6, 1940, he married his cousin Ruth. In early 1943, he was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia, where he assumed responsibility for several of Swift's laboratories in the southeast which were doing important war work trying to perfect food products like dried eggs for shipment overseas.
On June 18, 1946, he and Ruth with their two young daughters, Sarah Jane and Hally, came to Canada to run the family farm, Connell Homestead, in Spencerville. Here a modest turkey flock begun in 1948 quickly grew to 20,000 turkeys. "We were pioneers in Eastern Ontario and did a lot of research and development concerning freezing oven-ready turkeys." His family soon happily enlarged with the addition of Norah and Martin. By the late 1950s, over-production of turkeys in Eastern Ontario forced the farm to turn to a variety of endeavours from cash crops, especially corn and soy beans, to apple growing, to maple syrup production, to market gardening, to mushroom growing, to raising sheep, horses, pigs and different breeds of cattle.
Mr. Connell never missed an opportunity to serve his community. In 1947, concerned about the vulnerability of the community to fire, he began to form a volunteer fire department. By 1951, a fire truck had been purchased and he was fire chief.
Active for more than 55 years in the Spencerville United Church, he held every office possible from superintendent of the Sunday school to membership on the board of stewards. A concern for education led him to chairmanship of the building committee and then of the board of trustees of South Grenville District High School, during which time phase 1 and phase 2 of the school were built.
A love of history led him to the presidency of the Grenville County Historical Society and the management committee of the Homewood Museum. In 1998, the Heritage Community Recognition Program recognized him for his heritage conservation achievement. His interest in Homewood continued over the years and just last year, he made it possible for several significant heirlooms originally from Homewood to be secured at auction for the museum. His acute business interests were realized with a directorship on the board of Conwest Exploration Company and later Faraday Resources Inc.
In 1982, he became a member of the Order of St. Lazarus and from 1988 to 1992 was commander of the Ottawa Commandery. Until his recent illness, he tirelessly fundraised nearly $70,000 for palliative care in the Brockville hospitals in the name of St. Lazarus. When most would have retired from an active volunteer life, he began to work very hard to save the Spencerville Mill. The beauty of the mill and its surroundings today hopefully will serve as a lasting monument in the village to his tireless leadership in saving the mill. Although he had not been an active Mason for many years, he received great pleasure when he was recently recognized for "having completed 50 years loyalty, zeal and attachment to the principles of Freemasonry." In 2000, the Corporation of the Township of Edwardsburgh recognized his "outstanding contribution to our community" by awarding him with the Senior of the Year Award.
Travel, due to lack of time, was limited in his early years, but he was able to enjoy many family excursions in his later years. Of all his many interests that certainly included woodworking and antique restoration, he will probably be best remembered for his horticultural expertise. His giant pumpkins, turnips, tomatoes, zucchini, etc. won top prizes for years at the Spencerville Fair. He especially liked to grow flowers for his wife to paint. During his recent illness, it gave both him and all his family such pleasure to see him surrounded by the orchids and bougainvillaea that he himself had carefully nurtured from seeds and clippings over the years.
Visitation at the Grant Brown Funeral Home in Spencerville took place Sunday afternoon and evening, May 26, 2002. A funeral service in Spencerville United Church at 1 pm Monday, May 27, with Rev. Patricia L. Swann officiating, was followed, after a reception provided by the United Church Women in the Spencerville United Church Hall, by interment in Oakland Cemetery, Brockville.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; four children: Sarah Jane (Richard) Dumbrille, Hally (Hugh) Siddons, Dr. Norah (Dr. Christopher) Rogers and Martin Connell; and by six grandchildren: Hal (Monika), Sarah and Charles Dumbrille, Elizabeth and Connell Siddons, and Alexandra Connell.
He was predeceased by grandson Andrew Rogers.
Eloda Connors of Prescott died Sunday, Dec 1, 2002 at Kemptville District Hospital. She was 92.
She was born Aug. 8, 1910 at Inkerman, Ontario, to Joseph Winters and Ruth Jackson. She married Furne Connors April 2, 1931 at Inkerman.
Mrs. Connors is survived by her sons, Reg (wife Alice) and Furne (wife Dorothy); daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Allan Earl) and Norma Throop (friend Bill Goldsmith); sister Bernalda Droppo; daughter-in-law Hilda Connors; son-in-law John Kingsley; 20 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Furne Connors; sons Bill and Richard; daughter Margaret Kingsley; sister Luva Imrie; brother Barton Winters and great grandson Troy John Knapp.
Mrs. Connors worked as a housewife at home, and after her retirement from Fetherstone, she had more time to enjoy her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the UCW and Orange Lodge. She also enjoyed her time with other seniors.
Visitation took place at Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Monday, Dec. 2, 2002. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home Dec. 3 at 1:30 pm, with Rev. Blair Paterson officiating. A committal service followed at South Gower Cemetery.
The pall bearers were Raymond Throop, Gary Earl, Paul Conners, Dale Conners, George Knapp and Jeff Deschamvault.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Vincent Palliative Care, Brockville, and St. Paul's United Church, Prescott .
SAM JUDD COVEY
Sam Judd Covey, an active community volunteer and founder of the Prescott air cadet squadron, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, surrounded by his family. He was 82.
A resident of Prescott, Mr. Covey was born in Athens, Ontario, April 25, 1920, the eldest son of Iva Judd and Frank Brillus Covey. Moving to Kingston at a young age, he graduated from KCVI in 1939. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1940, and served for the duration of World War II in CFB Kingston Military Headquarters, reaching the rank of sergeant major. In 1941, he married his sweetheart, Laura Talbot.
At the end of the war, Sam registered in an accounting program at Queens University, graduating with a bachelor of commerce degree in 1947. He worked as accounting supervisor at DuPont, Kingston until 1956, and then as accounting superintendent at DuPont Maitland Works until 1968. At that time, he pursued a life passion to teach, teaching business subjects at North Grenville and then South Grenville District High School in Prescott until 1981.
Mr. Covey's family was the central focus of his life: daughter Linda Locke and her husband Stan of Mississauga, with their sons Timothy (his wife Melissa) and David (and Joy); daughter Susan Williams of Prescott and her husband David, with their children Tracy and Cory; and daughter April Cox of Vancouver and her husband Clayton, with their sons Devin and Graham.
He was predeceased by his wife Laura; his parents; and two brothers.
Mr. Covey loved to visit and travel with his entire extended family, having enjoyed two recent Caribbean cruises and a Christmas trip to Hawaii last December. He also pursued many interests, including bridge playing, fine furniture making on his wood lathe, fishing, learning and communicating on the Internet, traveling and cottage life.
Mr. Covey was a community man who served in many capacities in such organizations as St. Paul's United Church and Walker House. He was chair of the former Leeds and Grenville County School Board, served on the library board, founded the Prescott air cadet squadron in 1957, volunteered with the VON and Boundary Street Public School, and helped with entertainment at Wellington House Nursing Home. He had a strong and reasonable voice in community matters.
Friends visited at Chris Slater Funeral Home; the funeral was held at St. Paul's United Church, Prescott, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, officiated by Rev. Blair Paterson. Music was provided by Ann Carr, the church choir and the Covey family. Interment was at the Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston.
Memorial donations to St. Paul's United Church Choir and to Walker House seniors club were gladly received.
CHARLES A. COVILLE
Charles A. Coville, a former Prescott resident, died at Kingston General Hospital Wednesday, April 3, 2002. He was 69.
Born in Algonquin June 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Charles H. Coville and the late Edith M. Briant.
He was raised and educated in Algonquin, attending Union Grove School. He also attended Brockville Collegiate Institute and was a graduate of New Castle Bridge New Brunswick Bible College.
He married the former Marjorie Johnston Aug. 30, 1952 at the Charleville Pentecostal Church and they resided in Prescott for many years. While in Prescott, Mr. Coville worked as a sales representative for an insurance company. He also owned and operated an orange juice business, serving clients in both Canada and the United States. He also sold Swipe cleaning products. The couple moved from Prescott to Kingston where he was employed at Canada Bread until he retired in 1988.
Mr. Coville was a very dedicated and active member of his church. Throughout his life he attended Charleville (now Maynard) Pentecostal Church, where he held the positions of service leader, Sunday school superintendent, church board member and board trustee. After moving to Kingston, he and his wife were affiliated with the New Life Centre.
Mr. Coville is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie of Kingston, his loving daughter Shelley and her husband Blair Haines of Simcoe, and his dear grandchildren Blair Jr. and Erik Haines. He will be fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters, Clarence Coville and his wife Pearl of Smiths Falls, Duane Coville and his wife Jennie of Brockville, Sheila Grice and her husband Bud of Harrowsmith, Lorraine McIlvenna and her husband Bud of Athens and Elaine and her husband Bruce McKenna of Kingston. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends paid their respects at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, Brockville, Friday April 5. A ceremony in celebration of his life was held in the funeral home chapel April 6 at 11:30 am. Pastor Don David Hanscom of Kingston officiated. A reception followed in the Maynard Pentecostal Church hall. Interment took place at Maynard Cemetery.
In remembrance, donations to the Parkinson's Society, the New Life Centre, Kingston, or the Maynard Pentecostal Church Sunday School will be gratefully acknowledged by the Coville family.
THOMAS HENRY COWENS
Thomas Henry Cowens, 640 George St., Prescott, died Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Kingston General Hospital. He was 68.
He was born Aug. 11, 1933 at Stocton on Tys, England. He was married to Irene Cowens (nee McIlvenna).
Mr. Cowens is survived by his wife Irene; daughters Joyce Butler, Georene Mitchell and Deanna Mackell; his son Wayne Sayeau; 10 grandsons; and several brothers and a sister in England.
Mr. Cowens had been employed as an ambulance attendant in the health industry.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Sunday, April 28, 2002. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home April 29 at 11 am, with Rev. Blair Paterson officiating. A committal service followed at Sandy Hill Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Mark, Gary and Randy Pelehos, Jeff Easter, Gary Purcell and Tom Coligan. Honourary pallbearer was Ron Dalgleish.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.
WILFRED THOMAS DAKE
Wilfred Thomas Dake, 7525 County Road 18, RR 2 Spencerville, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 54.
Mr. Dake was born June 9, 1947 in Brockville, the son of Charles Earl Dake and Gertrude Lillian Forsyth. He married Marjorie Donna Dake (nee Throop) Nov. 6, 1970 at the United Church at Spencerville.
He is survived by his wife Donna; his sons David and his wife Tara of RR 4 Prescott and Darryl, at home; his sister Faye (Mrs. Lloyd Reddick) of Prescott; brother-in-law Garry and his wife Margaret and mother-in-law Marjorie Throop, all of Roebuck. He was predeceased by his parents and father-in-law Howard Throop.
Mr. Dake's main interests were his home and family, and he always had a willing hand to help people. He enjoyed going to auction sales with Garry, and travelling many miles to buy antique machinery. He had become a member of the "Antique Wheels in Motion" club. The club displayed the old machinery in operation at various events.
He had great pleasure in displaying his grandfather's Massey Harris 101 at these events. He became a director in the club, and along with Howard and Garry, they had a large collection of old machinery which they enjoyed displaying.
After restoring the Massey Harris 101, his niece Crystal started to do antique plowing with his tractor. Wilfred attended many plowing events with Garry and Crystal. This year was a special year, for Crystal plowed all week at the International Plowing Match at Navan, Ont., in September.
Mr. Dake and his wife started a lawnmowing business, which they named W & D Lawnmowing. Both have enjoyed it and worked hard to maintain their business.
He and Donna enjoyed attending snowmobile racing on grass in the summer months, and to see their two sons, David and Darryl race. He was always very proud of their style and efforts in winning.
Mr. Dake first started to work in 1964 with Prescott Paper Products in the factory, and in later years started to drive a truck. In 1970, he started with Polite Sand and Gravel as a truck driver. He had many fond and happy memories from his employment there. Peter Polite (now deceased) was a super person to work for, which made work a happy environment for all who worked there. In 1980, he started to work for the municipality as a truck driver, up until the time of his death.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Dec. 3, and the funeral service took place in the chapel of the funeral home Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at 2 pm. A committal service followed at Maynard Cemetery. Officiating clergy were Rev. Claude Delorme of St. Peters Anglican Church, North Augusta, and Rev. Rob Arsenault of St. Laurence O'Toole Church, Spencerville.
The pall bearers were Delbert Stephenson, David and Darryl Dake, Brian Reddick, John Richards, Gary Chapman and Richard Stephenson.
Donations may be made to St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Christ Church Cemetery, Lords Mills, St. Theresa Cemetery, Throoptown, St. Laurence O'Toole Church Cemetery and the Canadian Cancer Society.
STELLA MARGARET DENIS
Stella Margaret Denis, Maple View Lodge, Athens, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002 at her residence. She was 88.
She was born Feb. 25, 1914 at Bing Inlet, Ontario, to James Ouellette and Melvina Belanger. She married Edward Denis Sept. 4, 1934 in Britt, Ontario.
Mrs. Denis is survived by her sons, Gary and his wife Patricia of Athens and Eldon of Brockville; daughter Barb Barr and her husband Bob of Ogdensburg N.Y.; grandchildren Tracy, Candy, Troy, Tammy, Julie, Mark, Terry and Kelly; 13 great grandchildren; her brother Leo Ouellette and his wife Helen of Ohio; sister Mildred Ouellette of Sudbury; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Edward Denis, one brother and five sisters.
Mrs. Denis was a member of the Catholic Women's League, and she also enjoyed camping, knitting, playing cards and bingo. She worked as a homemaker at home.
There was no visitation at the request of Mrs. Denis. Arrangements were entrusted to Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 11 am, with Father John Appelman officiating. A committal service will take place in the spring at St. Mark's Cemetery, Prescott.
The pallbearers were Mark and Kelly Denis, Troy Barr, David Durand, Scott MacKey and Dan Taylor.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Maple View Lodge, Athens.
LOIS HAZEL DICKSON
Lois Hazel Dickson, a former nurse in Brockville, died at Kingston General Hospital Monday, Feb. 11, 2002. She was 72.
She was born Lois Hazel Rawding to Dean and Lillian Rawding in Oshawa Nov. 5, 1929. She completed her high school education in Carleton Place and graduated from Brockville Psychiatric Hospital's nursing program in 1950. She served as a respected member of the maternity ward at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital where she welcomed many new lives into the world. After the closure of St. Vincent's maternity ward, she worked in the palliative care unit until her retirement in 1988.
Many of her patients considered themselves fortunate to have her as their nurse because of her professional, dedicated, caring and compassionate approach.
She will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
In 1951, she met Thomas John Dickson on a blind date in Brockville. They were married Sept. 12, 1953 in Cornwall and resided in Brockville. Widowed after 10 years of marriage, Mrs. Dickson raised her three young children on her own. She is considered an inspiration to her children because of the strength, dignity and courage she had shown while raising them and throughout her life. A caring and giving person, she took great pleasure in her family and looked forward to all family gatherings. Through the years, she enjoyed bowling, golf, cycling, swimming and travels south. In later years she enjoyed attending Bingo and sharing her home with her two feline companions, Deedee and Lucy.
Mrs. Dickson was predeceased by her husband Thomas and her parents. She was a loving mother to Sue Pelehos and Dennis Burns, John Dickson and his wife Cheryl, and Michael Dickson and his wife Jody. She was the cherished grandmother of Tim Hodge, Steve and Shailan Pelehos, Jacob Dickson and Wyatt Dickson. She is fondly remembered by her brothers Newman, Alvin and Earl Rawding and sisters Reta Arnett, Verna Wark and her husband Eric.
Friends and family were received at the Barclay Funeral Home Feb. 13. The funeral services were held the following day at the Barclay chapel with Rev. David Jones officiating. A tribute was given by the Nurses Honour Guard and burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Cemetery. Sharon and Roger Crites provided the food served following the burial.
The pall bearers were sons John Dickson and Michael Dickson; grandsons Tim Hodge and Steve Pelehos; nephews Fred Furzer and Tom Dickson. Honourary pall bearers were brothers-in-law Wray Dickson and Eric Wark.
Memorial donations were made to the Hospice of Providence Palliative Care and other charities.
FRANK BEECHER DORAN, WWII VETERAN, RCN
Frank Beecher Doran, retired owner of F.B. Doran Dock Ltd. and a resident of Brockville, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Brockville General Hospital. He was 80.
He was the beloved husband of Marion (Bennell) and dear father of Annis Moreau (Greg) and John Doran (Marigene), all of Brockville. He was the loving grandfather of Spencer Moreau and John Doran (Krissy) of Brockville and Jeff Doran (Tanya) of Guelph. He is also survived by two sisters, Lillian Deline, of Toronto, and Ann Rivers, of Port Colborne, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Doran was predeceased by his parents, John and Nelda Doran, and his sister Gloena Ruch.
Friends called at Barclay Funeral Home, Brockville, where the funeral service was held Dec. 3, 2002 in the chapel, with Rev. Gerry Ring officiating. Interment was at Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott.
Memorial services were attended by members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 and Central Masonic Lodge 110.
Many floral tributes and memoriams to Canadian Cancer Society and Alzheimers Association are gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Mary Drew, RR 1 Iroquois, died suddenly at her home Monday, May 27, 2002. She was 65.
She was born Oct. 26, 1936 in Glen Robertson, the daughter of James Drew and Maud Drew (nee Harland). A resident of Iroquois for the past 35 years, she has also lived in Brockville and Middleville. She was a member of the Rowena Full Gospel Businessman Fellowship and had worked as a homemaker.
Mary Drew is survived by her children, Jim Stiles of Kinburn, Gord Stiles of Prescott, Wayne Stiles (Ann Sine) of Arnprior, Maude (Michael) Fraser of White Lake, Dale of Quyon, Quebec and Margaret Brewster of Brockville; her brothers and sisters Elsie Blackburn of Perth, Charlotte Lesway of Renfrew, Jean Pulvier of Winnipeg, Les Drew of Perth and Ian Drew of Lanark; and 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was a dear friend of Claude and Helen Bretzke.
She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and by her parents.
A graveside funeral service was held at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg, Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 1 pm, with Rev. Marcel Charette officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Wiliamsburg.
The pall bearers were Jim Stiles, Wayne Stiles, Dean Lavigne and Michael Fraser.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
MARJORIE ELLEN DRUMMOND
Marjorie Ellen Drummond (formerly Fairbairn) died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at the age of 95. She had been a resident of Wellington House Nursing Home in Prescott.
Mrs. Drummond was born Nov. 15, 1906, the eldest daughter of Almon and Cora Fairbairn. She married Willis Drummond and lived on a farm in the Spencerville-Roebuck area for her entire married life. In later years, she lived at the Maples in Spencerville before moving to Mayfield Retirement Home in Prescott, and finally to Wellington House.
She is survived by two daughters: June Cameron of Lethbridge, Alberta and Corrine Selleck of Prescott; and a younger sister, Ruth Vincent of Brockville. She is lovingly remembered by grandchildren Stephen (Kim) Cameron, Mark (Donna) Cameron, and Tami (Steve) Keiver, all of Lethbridge, and Harry (Lori) Selleck of Maitland, and Lorie (Ritchie) Pitt of Shanly. She will be sadly missed by great grandchildren Nicole, David, Jacqueline, Scotty, Travis and Brettney, all of Lethbridge; Brandon, Colton and Ashton of Maitland, and Joshua and Jarrett of Shanly.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews: Lois Dore, George (Marilyn) Drummond, Doug Robertson, Bob (Barb) Montgomery, John (Irene) Montgomery, Ross (Marilyn) Robertson, Billie (Evelyne) Robertson, Lorraine (Gerry) Templeton and Myrna (Art) Garrison; and step-nieces Fern (Jim) Yeldon, Joyce (Ken) Gray and Faye (Dave) Currie.
Mrs. Drummond was predeceased by her husband Willis in 1981; two sisters: Mary Robertson and Lora Kirby, and two nephews: Doug Drummond and Jack Robertson.
She was a member of the Spencerville United Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Roebuck Women's Institute, and she was the last remaining charter member of the Roebuck Senior Citizens. She was a school teacher for many years in surrounding secondary schools.
Visitation was held at the Grant Brown Funeral Home, Purcell Chapel, Spencerville, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Spencerville United Church, with Rev. Patricia Swann officiating. Richard Woodland assisted.
Pallbearers were Harry and Brandon Selleck, Ritchie Pitt, Gerry Templeton, John Montgomery and Doug Robertson. Honourary pallbearers were Bob Montgomery, George Drummond, Bob Bell, Charles (Bud) Warner, James Whitley, Mick McGuire and Ernie Bennett. Special honourary pallbearers were Colton and Ashton Selleck and Joshua and Jarrett Pitt. A reception was held in the hall of the United Church following the service.
Spring interment will be at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery, Spencerville. Memorial donations to Wellington House Nursing Home or Spencerville United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.