Ralph Hamilton, Winchester Springs, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 23, 2002 at Winchester Hospital. He was 64.
He was born May 27, 1938 in Winchester, and was a life-time resident of the area. His parents, Stanley Hamilton and Iva Hamilton (nee Bell), predeceased him. He married Shirley Hamilton (nee Belway) at her parents' home in Mountain Township Oct. 28, 1962.
Mr. Hamilton had worked as a heavy equipment operator at Cruickshank Construction for the past 27 years. He took great pride in his home and his vehicles and he spent many hours making sure they were maintained in the best possible condition.
He is survived by his children Linda Hamilton of Ottawa, Dwayne (Mary) of Glen Becker and Roger (Susan) of RR 1 Iroquois; and brothers and sisters Raymond (Gail) of Prescott, Joyce (Bill) Leach of Arnprior, Keith (Marjorie) of RR 1 Morrisburg, and Harold (Linda) of Ottawa. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Megan, Bradley, Shawn, Jessica, Kyle, Matthew and Jacob. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, where the funeral was held Aug. 26 at 11 am. Pastor Leavitt officiated. Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville.
Pall bearers were Les Cruickshank, Mike Casselman, Reid McIntyre, Art McElheran, Gord Robinson and Arnold Barkley.
Memorial donations to Winchester Hospital would be appeciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.
Dwain Harper of Toyes Hill died suddenly at home on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at the age of 78.
Mr. Harper was a farmer and a lifetime resident of Toyes Hill. He was born there Oct. 23, 1923 to the late Zerney and Maude Harper (nee Howard). He was a member of the Winchester Springs United Church.
He is survived by sister Elva Cregmile of Cardinal, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Illion, Delbert, Howard, Herbert, Arnold, Fred, Bert and Gerald, and sister Della McKee.
Mr. Harper enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
The funeral service was held at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Winchester, Monday, June 17 with Rev. Carol Poley-Delisle officiating. Interment was at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville.
The pallbearers were Richard Harper, John M. DeVries, Warren Jackson, Bud Pollock, Carl Harper and Willie Haner.
Audrey Harrington of RR 1 Cardinal died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Winchester and District Memorial Hospital at the age of 52.
She was born March 8, 1949 in Holland and moved to Canada with her family shortly after she was born. Her parents were Tunis Vermey and Johanna Vermey, who predeceased her. She married Carl Harrington July 18, 1970 in Brockville. She had been employed as an executive assistant at SCI in Brockville (formerly Brock Telecom) for 34 years. Her main interests were home and family and crocheting.
Mrs. Harrington is survived by her husband Carl; son David of Prescott; and Lisa at home. She will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal, Monday, Jan. 21, where the funeral took place Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 11 am. Rev. Jack Urquhart officiated. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland.
The Pall bearers were John McMillen, John MacMillan, Dean MacMillan, Bob Arnott, John Muilwyk and Brian Empey.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
CECIL RUSLING HARRIS
Cecil Rusling Harris, a resident of Rosedale Retirement Centre in Brockville, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 102.
He was born July 24, 1899 at Stanbridge, East Quebec, the son of William Harris and Hattie Ireland. He married Aline Harris (nee Fortier) July 12, 1934 at Toronto.
Mr. Harris is survived by his daughter Myrne Hart of Prescott; grandchildren Katie Trevail, Rory Hart and Roger Hart; six great grandchildren; and nephew Stirling Harris of Nova Scotia.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Aline Fortier, and by all of his brothers and sisters.
Mr. Harris had been employed as a woods manager at Abitibi Paper Company.
Cremation was at Cataraqui Crematorium March 6, 2002. There was no visitation; funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott. A memorial service will take place this summer at St. John's Anglican Church, Prescott, with Rev. Gerry Ring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Town of Prescott for a memorial bench on the Millennium Pathway.
Ewald Heisel, 427 James St. East, Prescott, who enjoyed woodworking and gardening, died at home Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002. He was 66.
Mr. Heisel was born Nov. 24, 1935 in Poland, the son of Richard Heisel and Mina Kirstein. He married Nancy Heisel Aug. 3, 1985 in Brockville.
He is survived by his mother, Mina Heisel; his wife, Nancy; daughter, Lore (Mrs. Alvin Bennett); sons, Tim (wife, Corinne) and Mark (wife, Lisa); grandchildren, Sarah and Kristin Bennett, Kyle Heisel, Dylan and Amara Heisel; step-children, Teresa Maggio, Gina (Mrs. Quintin Kennedy) and Frank Maggio; brother, Gus (Willie) and sister, Edna Briet; aunts, uncles and cousins in Chicago, Illinois; as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father and granddaughter, Krista.
Mr. Heisel was evacuated to Germany during the WW11 and arrived in Prescott in 1952. He attended carpentry school in 1955. He worked as a maintenance mechanic at DuPont for 41 years, retiring in 1997. He was also on the fire crew for many years.
Visitation took place at Chris Slater Funeral Home Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, where the funeral service was held in the chapel Friday, Oct. 25 at 11 am. Rev. Tim Kuhlmann officiated, and the eulogy was given by Fred Notling. The 23rd Psalm was read by Rick Davison. The committal service followed at Sandy Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Leo Kashube, Don Clunas, Paul Heisel, Bill McGrory, Gerry Kleiboer and Darryl Phillips. Honorary bearers were Nick Talajko, Rob Heisel, Michelle Briet and John Hughes.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the charity of your choice and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Doris Hill, Park Drive Villa, Williamsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 at Winchester Hospital following a brief illness. She was 85. She had been a lifetime resident of the Williamsburg area.
She was born June 23, 1917 in Matilda Township to Wilbert Strader and Pearl Strader (nee Robinson).
Mrs. Hill was a member of Williamsburg United Church, where she served as a Sunday school superintendent and as a member of the choir for many years. She also belonged to the United Church Women and Williamsburg Women's Institute. Mrs. Hill loved to play cards and go to euchre parties. She liked to dine out and to bake, especially when she was making chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren. She enjoyed cottage life and going on bus trips, and she always looked forward to family gatherings. She had been employed as a postal clerk at the Williamsburg post office for several years.
Mrs. Hill was predeceased by her husbands, Gordon Christie and Jack Hill.
She is survived by her children, Lynn (Roger) Gilmour of Dixons Corners, Shaler (Cindy) of RR 1 Morrisburg, and Jack of Williamsburg; brother Mahlon (Norma) Strader of RR 3 Williamsburg; sister Audrey (Bill) Casselman of RR 3 Williamsburg; and sister-in-law Gertrude Strader of Morrisburg.
She will be fondly remembered by granddaughters Tammy Gilmour, Janice Gilmour and Whitney Hill.
She was also predeceased by grandson Jason Hill, sister Ruth Hogaboam and brother Lyell "Sib" Strader.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Monday, Nov. 4, 2002. The funeral was held at Williamsburg United Church, Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 11 am, with Rev. Sandy Macpherson officiating. Interment was at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville.
The pallbearers were Gordon Garlough, David Carkner, Ray Casselman, Dwain Hess, Graham Garlough and Clair Empey.
Memorial donations made to Williamsburg United Church, the Diabetes Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
FRANCES ETHEL HORSLEY
Frances Ethel Horsley, Spencerville, died peacefully Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at St. Vincent de Paul in Brockville. She was 85.
Mrs. Horsley was born on July 2, 1917 in England, the daughter of Arthur Box and Frances Hyatt. She married Bernard Horsley on September 24, 1938 at Birken Hill Church in England. She was a proud homemaker whose interests were her family and St. James Church, Crystal Rock.
She is survived by her children Josephine Taylor and Ed (Lora) Horsley; brother Arthur Box; grandchildren Vincent, Michael, Raymond, Debbie, Allan, Tony, Norman and Dennis Ford, Trevor Taylor, Shannon Johnston, Nichoal and Chantelle Horsley and 21 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Horsley was predeceased by her parents, husband and sisters Annie and Dorothy.
Visitation was on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4. The funeral service took place at St. James, Crystal Rock on Monday, Aug. 5 at 10 am with Rev. Doug Heyman officiating. The pall bearers were Trevor Taylor, Nick Horsley, Vincent, Dennis, Norman and Raymond Ford.
Cremation was at Cataraqui Crematorium Tuesday, Aug. 6 with a committal service at Cardinal Cemetery at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. James, Crystal Rock, Palliative Care and Canadian Cancer Society.
JOHN ARCHIBALD MACGREGOR IRVINE
John Archibald MacGregor Irvine, 6 St. Lawrence Court, Prescott, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 86.
He was born May 12, 1915 in Iroquois, the son of Oliver Archibald Irvine and Enid MacGregor Irvine. He was married to Doris Vanetta Irvine (nee Winder).
Mr. Irvine is survived by his wife Doris Irvine of Prescott; daughter Sharon Anne Irvine and her husband Mark Grummett of Toronto; grand daughters Victoria Anne Grummett and Katherine Brooke Grummett, both of Toronto; sisters Stella Shantz of Cambridge and Clara Francis of Brockville; numerous nieces and nephews; and long-time friend Gordon (Nick) Nixon of St. Catharines.
He was predeceased by his parents; four of his siblings: sister Alice White of Kingston, Ont. and brothers Harold Irvine, who died in World War II, Donald Irvine of Prescott and Douglas Irvine of Hainsville, Ont.
Raised on the family farm near Hainsville, Ont., Mr. Irvine grew up as part of a large family - the second born of seven children. His love of agriculture was developed during the 1920s and early 1930s as he and his brothers helped his father with poultry, dairy cattle, pigs and grain products. The farm had been in the Irvine family since 1856 and Mr. Irvine was the fourth generation to be raised there.
Following high school graduation, Mr. Irvine received an Honours Bachelor of Science, specializing in agriculture at the Guelph campus of the Ontario Agriculture College, University of Toronto. He was employed following graduation in farm equipment sales based in Toronto.
At the onset of the war, he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, and after having been selected for officer training in Victoria, British Columbia, he travelled to the west of Canada before being sent overseas. Mr. Irvine was part of a light armored division, the Manitoba Dragoons, that served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany after D-Day. He was promoted to the rank of major before returning home safely in 1945 at the end of the war.
Mr. Irvine married Doris Winder of Aylmer, Ont. in 1949 and worked for 25 years at the Elgin Co-operative Services in St. Thomas, Ont., retiring as general manager in 1970. Mr. and Mrs. Irvine, with their daughter Sharon, moved to their home near Prescott where he resided until his death Dec. 8, 2001.
A memorial service took place at the Anglican Church of Clement, Toronto, Dec. 15, 2001 at 1 pm with Rev. Cheryl Palmer officiating. Cremation was at Cataraqui Crematorium Dec. 10, 2001. Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, was entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Toronto Western Hospital Foundation.
CLIFFORD HARVEY IRVING
Clifford Harvey Irving, Adelaide Street, Cardinal, died peacefully with his loving family by his side Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Brockville General Hospital. He was 82.
Mr. Irving was born March 12, 1920 in Shanly, the son of Harvey Irving and Elizabeth Burchell. He married Donelda (Nellie) Dugan May 15, 1945 in Cardinal. Mr. Irving was a life time resident of the Cardinal area, and had been employed at Casco for 30 years in the shipping and receiving departments and as a store clerk.
He was a member of St. John's United Church in Cardinal, the Cardinal Masonic Lodge, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105 Cardinal, the Eager Beaver Camping Club, Prescott Lawn Bowling Club, Harbour Lites Square Dancing Club and the Cardinal Cribbage club.
He is survived by his children, Joan (Mrs. Jim Grant) of Cardinal, Patricia (Mrs. Floyd Elliott) of Morrisburg, and Donna (Mrs. Norm Walker) of Cardinal; brother Jim (Muriel) Irving of RR 4 Spencerville, and sister Ruby Simpson of Cardinal; grandchildren Ray (Wendy) Grant of North Augusta, David (Sue) Grant of Cardinal, Jay R. Elliott of Calgary, Alberta, Rev. Trish (Mike) Elliott-Perreault of Glencoe, Kevin and his fiancÚ Allison MacAdam of Cardinal and Amy Walker of Cardinal; great-grandchildren Holly, Jonas, Parker and Logan; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal, Friday July 12, 2002. The funeral service took place at the funeral home Saturday, July 13 at 1:30 pm, with Rev. Arlyce Schiebout officiating. Interment was at Shanly Cemetery. A Legion service and a Masonic service was held at the funeral home Friday evening in memory of Mr. Irving. Tyler Irving played the bagpipes at the cemetery.
The pallbearers were Ray and David Grant, Rev. Michael Perreault, Jay R. Elliott, Kevin Walker and Stuart Irving. Honourary pallbearers were Wendy Grant, Sue Grant, Rev. Trish Elliott-Perreault, Allison MacAdam and Amy Walker.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, palliative care or St. John's United Church.
AUDREY HELEN IZZARD
Audrey Helen Izzard of Cardinal died peacefully at Winchester and District Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002. She was in her 80th year.
She will be sadly missed by her sisters Florence McAllister of Cardinal, Eileen Dewar (Alex) of Fort River, Quebec, Ruby Hannah (Norman) of Oakville and Winnifred Baylis of Montreal, and brother S.G. Kille of British Columbia. She was the loving aunt of Margaret Finlayson, Joan Elridge, Scott Dewar, William Dewar, Dale Paradis, Debra Bellemo, Wendy Bedard, Linda Wiedow and Bradley Vautour.
At her request, there was no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements were entrusted to Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Peter Jason died following a brief illness Monday, Oct. 14, 2002 at Sherwood Park Manor, Brockville, where he had been a resident for the past four years. He was 87.
He was born in the Rainy River district of Ontario July 15, 1915. His parents were Ukrainian immigrants who had settled in Rainy River in 1905 and raised a large family under difficult pioneering conditions - farming and harvesting pulpwood.
Mr. Jason left home at an early age and worked in the Noranda mines of Northern Ontario and Quebec. He was a member of the Canadian Army in WWII, stationed in Ottawa and Montreal. He married Alda McLean, formerly of Roebuck, in 1941. They met when he was a hospital patient and she a nurse at a Toronto hospital in 1940.
Following the war, Mr. Jason operated a general store for several years at Richmond Road and Woodroffe Avenue in Ottawa's west end. The couple sold the store in 1949 and bought a fruit farm on Highway 2, just east of the DuPont site. After DuPont expanded and purchased the farm, they relocated and purchased another farm on Blue Church Road just north of Highway 401, where they farmed until their retirement in 1974.
Mr. Jason was an innovative farmer who owned the first crop sprayer in Augusta Township and attended seminars and workshops at Kemptville College to learn about new corn hybrids, fertilizers and weed control, using the new herbicides available on the market.
Mr. Jason was predeceased by his wife Alda in 1998. He is survived by children Ron (Susan) of Brockville, Shelley (Dave) and grandchildren Jennifer and Andrew, all of Calgary; sister Olga of Kamloops, B.C., and brother Albert of Abbottsford, B.C.
Friends called at Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, where the funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, with Rev. Blair Paterson of St. Paul's United Church officiating.
Burial followed at Maynard Cemetery. The pallbearers were George and Edward Robinson, Ron Good, Rick Smith, John Neddo and Jim Walsh.
Memorial donations to Sherwood Park Manor in Brockville would be gratefully acknowledged.
MARY ALICE JOHNSTON
Mary Alice Johnston, 315 Water St., Apt. 304, Prescott, died at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville Saturday, June 8, 2002. She was 84.
She was born July 23, 1917 at Prescott, the daughter of William Ferguson and Grace Lance. She married Keith Johnston July 21, 1942 in Prescott.
Mrs. Johnston is survived by her daughter Kathy Johnston. She was the dear friend of Sharon and Aurey Nolan, and the aunt of Carolyn Burke (Herb). She was the great aunt of David Burke and Sean Burke (Andrea), and great-great aunt of Sofia Burke.
She was predeceased by her husband Keith and by her brother Lance Ferguson.
Mrs. Johnston identified with St. Paul's United Church, Prescott, and she was a member of the Ladies Guild. She was also a member of the Canadian Red Cross Society, and she delivered Meals on Wheels for a number of years.
She was a member of the Prescott Public Library Board and a library volunteer for close to 30 years; the library was closed the afternoon of the memorial service in her memory. Mrs. Johnston was also a volunteer at Boundary Street Public School, and she enjoyed crocheting and knitting for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Mrs. Johnston had been employed as a secretary at Grenville Housing Authority, and prior to that, she worked in her husband's jewelry store.
There was no visitation at the funeral home; Chris Slater Funeral Home of Prescott was entrusted with arrangements. Cremation was at Cataraqui Crematorium June 10.
A committal service took place at Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott, Monday, June 17, 2002 at 1:30 pm, with Rev. John Reynolds officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Prescott Public Library.
MARION LOREEN JOYCE
Marion Loreen Joyce of Prescott, who loved the Christmas season, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital. She was 66.
She was born Sept. 15, 1936 at Throoptown, Ontario, the daughter of William Thorpe and Cecilia Gehan. Her former spouse was Michael Joyce.
Family and home were Mrs. Joyce's main interests. She loved to decorate the house and put up a real Christmas tree, taking about three days to make the tinsel perfect; she took great pride in the tree when it was finished. She always used lots of lights to decorate the house and yard. She also had a great flower garden. After her illness, she wasn't able to decorate as she had in the past, but her family did the work under her directions and loved what they created.
Mrs. Joyce worked as a housewife at home after the birth of her two children. Previously, she was employed at Cleveland Containers and RCA Victor in Prescott.
She is survived by her son Michael; daughter Sandra (fiance Brent Coville); sisters Veronica (Mrs. Harland Rayvals), Theresa (Mrs. Jack Shanahan), Helen (Mrs. Kerry Black), Anna Millar; and brothers William Thorpe (Marilyn), Patrick Thorpe (Lillian), Thomas Thorpe, Gerald Thorpe and James Thorpe.
She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Rita Bernadette Thorpe.
Visitation was held Oct. 29 at the Chris Slater Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002 at St. Mark's Catholic Church with Father J. Appelman officiating. The committal followed at St. Mark's Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Craig Rayvals, Mike Shanahan, Larry, Art and Rob Joyce and Joe McIntosh.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.