Bessie Nolan, Sherwood Park Manor, Brockville, died Jan. 1, 2003 at her residence. She was 87.
She was born Feb. 4, 1915 at Vankleek Hill, Ont., to William R. Waite and Mary Jane F. Younge. She married Donald Nolan Feb. 5, 1937 at Massena, N.Y.
Mrs. Nolan is survived by her daughter, Sherrill (Mrs. Bill Johnston), and son, Aurey Nolan (wife Sharon); grandchildren, Kelly (Mrs. Michael Vincent), Gordon Johnston (wife Linda), Sandy Johnston (wife Erin), and Scott Johnston; great grandchildren, Colin and Ryan Vincent, Shaelyn, Courtney, Taylor, Kiley, Lindsay and Julia Johnston, also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Donald, and all of her sisters and brothers.
Church activities, embroidery, cooking and family gatherings were her main interests. She had been the owner/operator at a restaurant/gas bar (Nolan's Gas Bar) on Highway 2, east of Johnstown.
Visitation was at Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Friday, Jan. 3, 2003. The funeral service followed in the chapel, with Rev. A. Schiebout officiating.
A committal service will take place at a later date at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland. Cremation was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Jan. 3.
Memorial Donations may be made to Johnstown United Church and Sherwood Park Manor.
Emmet Norton, of High Street, Morrisburg, and a life-time resident of the area, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 at Winchester and District Memorial Hospital. He was 68.
He was born June 11, 1934 in Aultsville, the son of William Norton and Eileen Norton (nee Reddick). He married Bea Norton (nee Lawlor) Feb. 24, 1962 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Morrisburg.
Mr. Norton was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 6882. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and watching his grandsons play hockey and soccer. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his wife. Known as a lover of animals, he enjoyed long walks with the family pets, Snoopy and Benji. Mr. Norton worked as a machine operator and lead hand at Beavers Dental for more than 37 years before retiring in 1999.
He is survived by his children Leeann Norton of Cornwall and Vicki (Paul) Sargeant of RR 1 Prescott; and brothers and sisters Elsie (Bill) Knight of RR 1 Iroquois, Raymond (Christine) of Morrisburg and Harry (Lorraine) of Iroquois. He will be sadly missed by grandsons Joey and Jamie Sargeant, and will be fondly remembered by the entire Norton and Lawlor families.
He was predeceased by his wife, Bea.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Morrisburg, Nov. 18 at 11 am, with Father Arikat officiating. Interment of cremated remains was St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Morrisburg.
The pallbearers were Chuck Lawlor, Paul Sargeant, Doug Hodgson, Bill Lawlor, Garnet Lawlor and Bill Knight.
In memory of Mr. Norton, donations made to Winchester and District Memorial Hospital, the Diabetes Association or Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
SHIRLEY J. PAQUIN
Shirley J. Paquin, 156 Victor Rd., Prescott, died Thursday, June 27, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital. She was 71.
She was born April 2, 1931 at Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Alfred Laperle and Louise Laker. She married Richard Paquin Oct. 25, 1952.
Mrs. Paquin is survived by her children Diane (Mrs. John Carroll), Garry (wife, Louann), Sharon Lemieux, Karen Bauxbaum, Susan (Mrs. Henry Bosma), and Michael (fiancÚ, Julie); 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brothers Gerry and Alfred Leperle; and sisters Marlene Renaud and Joyce Ladouceur.
She was predeceased by her husband and parents.
Mrs. Paquin loved going to the casino and rocking in her rocking chair. She worked as a homemaker at home.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Saturday, June 29, 2002, where the funeral was held in the chapel later that evening. Father J. Appelman officiated.
Cremation and a committal service took place at 11 am Thursday, July 4 at Notre Dame Cemetery, Cornwall.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation.
VALERIE MAUREEN PATERSON (NEE SULLIVAN)
Valerie Maureen Paterson (nee Sullivan) of Kemptville, died at Ottawa Hospital General Campus with her family by her side, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002. She was 59.
She was born in Croydon, England May 7, 1943, the daughter of the late Colin Sullivan and Irene Hofford.
Mrs. Paterson was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and nana; a loyal and caring sister and sister-in-law. She was a truly special person who contributed substantially to her family and to her community, especially devoted to persons and animals less fortunate than herself.
She was a proud and committed secretary/manager of the Kemptville and District Chamber of Commerce and Business Improvement area. Mrs. Paterson was also a talented artist, decorator, potter and gardener. She received the Trillium Award and she was chosen for the 2002 Garden Tour by the Kemptville Horticultural Society.
Mrs. Paterson was a dedicated, hard-working volunteer for the Kemptville Players, Kemptville District Hospital (Hey Day) and the House of Lazarus. Although she suffered from chronic pain and disease most of her adult life, she never complained or felt sorry for herself. She was devoted to the care and well being of her husband, Malcolm, her children Blair and Andrea, her daughter-in-law Karen and son-in-law Michael and her precious granddaughters Emma Leigh and Malerie. She took great pride in her home, her cooking and her appearance.
Mrs. Paterson was a special person who positively impacted all who knew her. She was a principled person who fought for and protected the rights of others. Her door was always open to those in need and for those less fortunate. Her love for all animals, those at home and those needing a home, is well known.
She will always be with us, in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers. She was a truly remarkable lady who will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
She is also survived by sister Pamela Young (David) of Kemptville, brother Randall Sullivan of Toronto, sister Colleen Nower (Mark) of Montreal, brother Richard Sullivan (Louise) of Toronto, sister Sharon Ruth (Danny) of Kemptville and brother Leonard Sullivan (Anne) of Ottawa. She was the dear sister-in-law of Richard Paterson (Toni) of San Mateo, California, Catherine Paterson of Kemptville, Jane Pelletier (David) of Kemptville, and Bruce Paterson (Joanne) of Montreal
Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 11 am at St. John's United Church in Kemptville officiated by Rev. Angela Bailey. Rev. Blair Paterson read scripture and Rev. Tony Bailey gave a eulogy and sang. Marjorie Patterson was the organist for the service.
Pallbearers were Roger Cole, Russell Turcotte, Charles Young, Nicholas Pelletier, Colin Sullivan and Jamie Sullivan. Memorial donations to the Humane Society or Canadian Foundation for Colitis and Ileitis would be gratefully acknowledged.
RITA MARION PAYNE
Rita Marion Payne, 392 East St., Prescott, died Friday, March 29, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital. She was 88.
She was born Oct. 11, 1913 at Toronto, Ont., the daughter of Richard Sendall and Rachael Maude. She married Fred Payne Dec. 3, 1934 at Mount Dennis Church, Toronto.
Mrs. Payne is survived by her daughter Charlotte Wyman of Prescott; grandson Mark (Cathy) of Waterloo; granddaughter Jennifer Wyman of Prescott; great grandson Matthew Wyman; sisters Marjorie Graham of Oakville and Phyllis Rickman of Ladner B.C.; brother Richard Sendall of Dundas; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Payne was predeceased by her husband, the Archdeacon Fred Payne of St. John's Anglican Church; her sister Doris Donald; and her brother, Stan Sendall.
Her interests included traveling, baking, reading, curling, her grandchildren and great grandson Matthew. She had a life-long love of Dachshunds. She was a deeply faithful woman who always believed prayer and belief in God would get us through all that came our way.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Tuesday, April 2. The funeral service was at St. John's Anglican Church April 3 at 1 pm, with Rev. Michael Pollesel officiating. A committal service will take place later in the spring at Blue Church Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Paul McConnell, Brent McAllister, Tammy Ferguson, Ross Hutton and Mark Wyman.
Donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.
FRANK ALFRED BISHOP PERKINS
Frank Alfred Bishop Perkins of Prescott, known as a kind and gentle man, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital. He was 86.
He was born to Harry Perkins and May Bishop June 17, 1916 in Prescott. He married Ruth Perkins (nee Alkerton) April 6, 1946 at St. Paul's United Church, Prescott.
Mr. Perkins is survived by his wife Ruth; his daughter Diane (Mrs. Tony Jozefowicz); and granddaughter Laura (Mrs. Cayle Oberwarth).
He was predeceased by his sister Margaret Neatby, and by brothers Arthur and John Perkins.
His interests included woodworking, having built five all wooden clocks, a 16-foot boat from royal marine mahogany and several cabinets. He also enjoyed playing his Yamaha electric organ. He enjoyed his life to the fullest.
Mr. Perkins had been a tool and die maker at Automatic Electric in Brockville, Newell Mfg in Ogdensburg, N.Y., Parke Davis in Brockville and at his own company, Frank Perkins Co. in Prescott. He also taught at Canton ATI in Canton N.Y. His work was always of the highest quality, be it metal or wood, for he was a perfectionist, and his work was his hobby.
Visitation took place at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home Oct. 31 at 2 pm, with Rev. Blair Paterson officiating. A committal service followed at Sandy Hill Cemetery.
The pallbearers were his nephews Harry and David Perkins, Ron Bratti, Charles and David Alkerton and friend Barry Brown.
Memorial donations to St. Paul's United Church Roof Fund would be appreciated.
ELFRIEDE SUSANNE PIOTROW
Elfriede Susanne Piotrow, RR 4 Prescott, died Monday, April 29, 2002 at Kingston General Hospital. She was 79.
She was born Jan. 1, 1923 in Germany, the daughter of Ludwig Schmidt and Maria Walter. She married Edward Piotrow.
Mrs. Piotrow is survived by her husband Edward; daughters Regina (Mrs. Nick Ciotoli) and Nina (Mrs. Randy Patrick); and grandchildren Lisa, Christina, Ryan and Brent.
She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Lieselotte Conradt, and her brother Friedel Schmidt.
Mrs. Piotrow worked as a homemaker at home, and enjoyed baking and spending time with her family.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Wednesday, May 1, 2002, where the funeral service was held May 2 at 11 am. Rev. Michael Pollesel officiated. The committal Service followed at Maynard Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Randy Patrick, Nick Ciotoli, Rick Patrick, Clifford Blue and Albert Buiting.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
KEITH ALLAN PORTER
Keith Allan Porter, a resident of Wellington House, Prescott, died at the home Sunday, June 2, 2002. He was 78.
He was born Dec. 11, 1923 at Patterson's Corners, Ont., the son of Freemont Porter and Margaret Thompson. He married Sylvia Porter (nee Earl) Aug. 19, 1944 at Spencerville.
Mr. Porter was predeceased one week earlier by his wife Sylvia, on May 26. He is survived by his children Gary, David (Nancy), Thom (Bonita), Wayne (Cara), Charles (Chuck) McCrea (Tracy), Debbie (Doug Reynolds) and Nancy (Mike Murray); grandchildren David, Heather, Sarah, Mark, Kristopher, Jennifer, Lindsey, Andrew, Jenn, Paula, Brent, Ian, Michael, Jonathan, Jessica, Austyn, Kolbee, Jennifer and Tara; great-grandchildren Emma, Chance and Ethan; and his brother Ray Porter.
He was also predeceased by his parents; his step mother Olevia Thompson; and by his sister Julia (Mrs. Norman Mills).
Mr. Porter was an avid reader and country music fan and in later life a participant in Roebuck Seniors and Seniors Games. He loved travelling and history, and at one time, journeyed to Europe twice in the same year. He was disappointed after his first visit that there was a little too much family visiting and not enough sight seeing of historic sites. So a few weeks after returning he bought another ticket and headed back to Europe by himself.
He was a quiet person with neighbours and friends, but at home he had a great sense of humour which has been inherited by his seven children and grandchildren.
He had been employed as a long-distance truck driver for Kingsway Transport Co. until 1960. He then worked at the Prescott Grain Elevator as a weighman until 1979.
Visitation was held at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, Monday, June 3, 2002. The funeral service took place at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church June 4 at 2 pm, with Rev. Ian MacLean officiating. Carol Morris was the soloist. The committal service followed at Maynard Cemetery.
The pallbearers were his grandsons David, Mark, Kristopher and Andrew Porter, and Michael and Jonathan Reynolds.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association.
SYLVIA BELLE PORTER
Sylvia Belle Porter of Wellington House, Prescott, died at the residence Sunday, May 26, 2002. She was 76.
She was born Dec. 19, 1925 at Athens, Ont. to Lloyd Earl and Ethel Brown. She married Keith Allen Porter Aug. 19, 1944 at Spencerville.
At the time of her death, she was survived by her husband Keith, who died just one week later on June 2. Mrs. Porter is also survived by her children Gary, David (Nancy), Thom (Bonita), Wayne (Cara), Charles (Chuck) McCrea (Tracy), Debbie (Doug) Reynolds and Nancy (Mike Murray); grandchildren Heather, David, Sarah, Mark, Kristopher, Jennifer, Lindsey, Andrew, Jenn, Paula, Brent, Ian, Michael, Jonathan, Jessica, Austyn, Kolbee, Jennifer and Tara; and great-grandchildren Emma and Chance.
She was predeceased by her parents; brother Edward Earl and sister Joyce McCrea.
Mrs. Porter's primary interests were her seven children and grandchildren and the church. She was an active member of the United Church Women and the Rebekah's for many years, but also participated with the Roebuck Seniors and as a volunteer for the Seniors Games. She is remembered by her children for always encouraging them to strive to achieve their best, having been held back herself by poverty and the depression. She provided a personal model by returning to complete high school in her 50s after raising seven children.
Visitation took place at the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott, May 27, 2002. The funeral service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Prescott, May 28 at 2 pm, with Rev. Ian MacLean officiating. Carol Morris was the soloist. The committal service followed at Maynard Cemetery.
The pallbearers were her grandsons David, Mark, Kristopher and Andrew Porter, and Michael and Jonathan Reynolds.
Memorial donations made to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.