STANLEY JOHN EDGAR VAN ALLEN
Stanley John Edgar Van Allen, Carling Avenue, Ottawa, died peacefully at Carlingview Manor, Ottawa, Monday, July 8, 2002, in his 74th year.
He had been a resident of Ottawa for the past 20 years, and had also resided in Cardinal, Morrisburg and Montreal.
Mr. Van Allen was born Aug. 11, 1928 in Cornwall to John Edgar Van Allen and Dorothy Miller. He had been employed at Black and Decker in Brockville as a labourer and in the maintenance department.
He was the loving father of Douglas of Alberta, Christine of Sarnia, Debbie Toohey of Ottawa, David of Alberta, Patricia Holmes of Kingston and Gloria of Ottawa, and the dear brother of Larry of Alberta. He will be sadly missed by many grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg, Thursday, July 11, 2002, where the funeral service was held July 12 at 2 pm. Rev. Darren May officiated. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown.
The pallbearers were Bob Van Allen, Doug Van Allen, Jerry Tzaferis, Ted Holmes, Bill Wegman and Bruce Kalbfleisch.
Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be gratefully acknowledged.
HELENA MARIA (LINDA) VANSCHIE-WHITCROFT
Helena Maria (Linda) VanSchie-Whitcroft, 2597 North Campbell Rd., Prescott, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 at Kingston General Hospital. She was 42.
She was born Jan. 23, 1960 in Brockville to John VanSchie and Margaret Debruyn. She married Richard W. Whitcroft Aug. 8, 1981 at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Prescott.
Mrs. Van Schie-Whitcroft is survived by her husband; parents; daughter Cassandra Lyn; son Brandon William; brothers Peter VanSchie and his wife Cathy, John VanSchie and his wife Nancy of Prescott and Albert VanSchie and his wife Patricia of Ottawa; sisters Ellen Besharah and her husband Lance of Brockville and Patty Birch and her husband Danny of Toronto; and several nieces and nephews.
She had been employed as an office administrator at Grenville Christian College.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 at 11 am, with Father J. Appelman officiating. The committal service was held Nov. 7 at St. Mark's Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Peter, John and Albert Van Schie, Randy Whitcroft, Ron Pyl and Nigel White.
Cremation took place at Cataraqui Crematorium Nov. 5.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to breast cancer research and Grenville Christian College.
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I've only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.
Eleanor Walter, Wellington House Nursing Home, Prescott, died at her residence Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002 following a lengthy illness. She was 81.
She was born June 7, 1921 in Brockville to Samuel Pyke and Ida Pyke (nee Flannigan). She married Orval Walter, who predeceased her in 1995.
A lifetime resident of the area, Mrs. Walter had resided at Wellington House for the past five years. She was a member of Philadelphia Pentecostal Tabernacle, Cardinal, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105, Cardinal. Mrs. Walter loved to play cards, especially euchre.
Mrs. Walter is survived by her children Wenston (Sharron) of Hamilton, Pat (Marlene) of Spencerville and Delaine (Thom) Greenough of South Mountain. She will be fondly remembered by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her children Arnold and Sylvia and grandsons Martin and Carrie.
Visitation was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, along with a Legion service. The funeral took place at the funeral home Aug. 23 at 11 am, with Rev. Jack Urquhart officiating. Interment was at St. Paul's Cemetery, Cardinal.
Pall bearers were Luther Walter, Tim Walter, Don Towsley, Tom Beatson, Jack Gilligan and Thom Greenough.
As expressions of sympathy, donations made to Wellington House Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family.
DONALD G. WHELAN
Donald G. Whelan, 71 Kyle Drive, Morrisburg, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 at Cornwall General Hospital. He was 58.
Mr. Whelan was born March 4, 1943 in Chesterville, the son of Tom Whelan and Mary Whelan (nee Rathwell). He married Myrna Whelan (nee Becksted) Oct. 30, 1965 in Morrisburg.
He is survived by his wife Myrna; brothers Tom (Alanna) of RR 1 Prescott, and Jim (Lisa) of Morrisburg; his sister Maureen (Bernie) Longson of Barrie; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Whelan was born and raised in Chesterville, and moved with his family to Morrisburg in 1954. He has been a resident of Morrisburg ever since. He has been employed at St. Lawrence Parks Commission, Rohm and Haas and Caldwell Linen Mills. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 48, Morrisburg.
He was a compassionate and caring man, especially to animals and those less fortunate and the elderly. He loved being with his family and when he got together with his brothers and sister, the jokes and pranks were great entertainment for everyone. He played many sports and had an active life despite a number of physical disabilities.
In spite of his pain, Mr. Whelan fought his final battle with strength and determination. His battles and his pain are now over and he rests on that high mountain, safe and warm in the arms of God.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Saturday Dec. 29, 2001. A private family service was held at the funeral home Sunday, Dec. 30 at 3 pm, followed by cremation. Rev. Bill Byers officiated.
Memorial donations to the SD&G Humane Society or the Shepherds of Good Hope would be appreciated by the family.
ELEANOR JULIANNA WHITE
Eleanor Julianna White, 80 Water St., Brockville, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at Ottawa Civic Hospital. She was 56.
She was born Feb. 19, 1946 at Welland, Ont., the daughter of Omer Ethier and Anna Tachak. She married Harvey White Jan. 27, 1962 at Charleville.
Mrs. White had been employed as an inspector at an electronics plant, and she enjoyed some travelling, cooking for her family, dancing, and family gatherings.
She is survived by her daughters Robin (Mrs. Henry Eekhout), Pennie (Mrs. Frank Curry), all of North Augusta, and Rhonda (Mrs. Jeff Barrington) of Brockville; her son Terry (wife Carrie) of Charleville; grandchildren Christopher, Courtney, Dustin, Ashleigh, Tyler and Aaron; sisters Shirley (Mrs. Steve Byers) and Debbie (Mrs. Kevin MacDonald); brother-in-law Bert (wife Donna) White; Aunt Jean (Mrs. Clifford Barton); and several other aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews
Mrs. White was predeceased by her parents, husband and sister Darlene Anweiler.
Visitation was at the Chris Slater Funeral Home June 20, 2002. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Mark's Church Friday, June 21, at 10 am, with Father Rob Arsenault officiating. The committal service followed at Maynard Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Derek White, Clifford Barton, Alvin Farmer, Gary Elliott, Brian Colpitts and Bill Sayeau.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
STANLEY GORDON WOOLHAM
Stanley Gordon Woolham, a resident of Bayfield Manor, Kemptville, and formerly of Burlington, died peacefully at the manor Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002. He was 94.
He was born June 5, 1908 in Toronto, the only child of Clementine and Alfred, who immigrated to Canada in 1903 from Yorkshire, England. He married Grace Celena Gray of Toronto in 1930; she predeceased him in 1999.
Mr. Woolham is survived by sons Robert of North Augusta and Roderick of Perth; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In his teens, Mr. Woolham was a "Big Brother," helping less fortunate children become acquainted with the outdoors. He became an accomplished pianist, and loved to play for friends, neighbours and at community get-togethers.
Mr. Woolham established a career in finance, from bookkeeper to financial officer/manager through hard work and education. He eventually played a significant role in the management of several major industrial manufacturing and supply companies in Ontario.
He always held a fascination for new technology, beginning with a 16mm home film camera and eventually moving to video technology. He was an active member of the Toronto and Hamilton Movie Clubs and won many awards for his works - his last video was completed at the age of 88. This was a genealogical record of the family.
He loved automobiles and travelling, and Mr. and Mrs. Woolham travelled the world extensively. They both took an exceptional interest in nature and the outdoors. Fishing was an important hobby, and much time was spent at their cottage in Haliburton.
Interment took place at Scotch Line Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, following a memorial service given by Rev. Robert Condie at Calvin United Church, DeWitts Corners.
Funeral arrangements were under the care and direction of Grant Brown Funeral Home, Rolston Chapel, Kemptville.
Muriel York died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 85.
Muriel was born April 17, 1917 in Edwardsburgh Township to William Burnside and the former Mary King. She attended Glen Smail and Spencerville Continuation Schools. On April 18, 1936 she married James York and then moved to Shanly where they farmed until retirement. After her husband's death in 1992, Mrs York remained in Shanly, living there 66 years.
Mrs. York was a life member of the Shanly UCW and enjoyed attending church functions in her community and surrounding areas. She was also an avid euchre player. Her greatest hobbies were making bread and rolls to share with family, friends and neighbours, also hooking rugs, of which she had completed over fifty.
Mrs. York is survived by her daughters Mary Simzer of Brockville, Connie Cinnamon (Barry) of RR 1 Winchester and son George of Shanly. She is also survived by grandchildren Jamey Simzer (Andrea) of Whitby, Judy Simzer-Skeggs (Ron) of Kingston, Nathan, Dave, Denny Cinnamon of Winchester, Lois York of Winchester Springs, Jimmie York of Spencerville, and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Gerald Burnside of Johnstown and sister-in-law Reta Burnside of RR 4 Spencerville. She was predeceased by sister Elsie Merkley and brothers Howard, Carl and Russell and son-in-law Lyal Simzer.
Visitation was held at Grant Brown Funeral Home, Purcell Chapel, Spencerville, Sunday, Nov. 24. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 am, officiated by Rev. Patricia Swan. The eulogy was given by grandson Jamey Simzer. Muriel Irving was the organist for the service. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland.
Pallbearers were grandsons Jamey Simzer, Jimmie York, Nathan, Dave and Denny Cinnamon and great-grandson Joey Skeggs.
Memorial donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
BERYL LENORA YOUNG
Beryl Lenora Young, Victoria Crescent, Morrisburg, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Monday, July 8, 2002. She was 62.
She was born June 14, 1940 in Cowansville, Quebec to Richard Leonard Taylor and Pearl Esther Stowe. She married Carl Young Oct. 27, 1962 at St. John's Anglican Church, Prescott. Mrs. Young had been employed as a Red Cross homemaker for 28 years.
Mrs. Young was the beloved wife of Carl of Morrisburg, cherished mother of Patrick of Williamsburg Township, and Jacqueline and Richard, both of Morrisburg. She was the dear grandmother of Justin of Morrisburg, loving sister of Shirley (Tom) Newans of Prescott, Richard (Muriel) Taylor of Seeleys Bay, Jimmy (Linda) Taylor and Robert Taylor, both of Edmonton, Alberta, and sister-in-law to Karen Young of Victoria, B.C. She will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Young was predeceased by her parents, her son Ralph in 1970 and sister Darlene Baird.
A graveside memorial service was held at the New Dublin Cemetery, New Dublin, Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 10 am, with Rev. Pat Martin officiating.
Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged. Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg, was entrusted with arrangements.