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February 15, 2008
Edith McKechnie
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Friday, February 15th, 2008. The former Edith Gertrud Martha Kesselring, of Durham, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late James McKechnie.

Cremation will take place and interment of Cremated Remains will be held at St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Canine Vision Canada would be appreciated.

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February 15, 2008
Marjorie Sewell
Marjorie Ethel (nee Middleton) Sewell passed away at the Brampton Civic Hospital on Friday, February 15th, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Sewell. Loving mother of Janice and Harold Gilchrist of Brampton. Special grandmother to Renee and Ronald. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Mary Middleton; her sisters Ada Hooper and Olive Mighton; and her brothers Edward Middleton, Albert Middleton, Wilfred Middleton and Rosswell Middleton.

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December 30, 2007
Katharina Effinger
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Sunday, December 30th, 2007 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late George Effinger.Loving mother of Maria and her husband Rolf Strobel and the late Elisabeth. Fondly remembered by her 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

A Private Family Service will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home. Spring interment at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Rockwood Terrace would be appreciated by the family.

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December 23, 2007
Jean Mable Lougheed
As a result of a terrible accident on December 23, 2007 in her 72nd year. Jean is survived by her loving husband Jim Lougheed, loving children Wayne Scott, Dave Scott and Pam Delong (Jim). She will be missed by her grandchildren Amanda, Derek and Randy and her sisters Vera Marshall (Bill) and Stella Budreau. Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. ... [more]

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December 2, 2007
Glen Moore
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 in his 90th year. Thomas Glen Moore, beloved son of the late Thomas and Christina Moore, of Glenelg Township. Uncle of Mary and John McNairney of Winnipeg, James G. Brisco and Teresa Spencer of Delta, B.C. and Robin Brisco and Dave Heiser of Fort McMurray, also four grand nieces and nephews. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Jim Brisco and his wife Donna of Winnipeg. He was predeceased by two sisters: Esther Moore and Mary (Mrs. J. Brisco). ... [more]

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November 2, 2007
Dorothy Torrie
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, November 2nd, 2007. The former Dorothy Eileen Kennedy, of Guelph and formerly of Durham, in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Torrie. Loving mother of Harold Torrie and his wife Mabel of Barrie, Phyllis and her husband Harold McKenzie of Guelph, Leone and her husband Tom Marshall of Oro Station, Arthur Torrie and his wife Marylen of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Glen Torrie and his wife Gwen of Orillia, and Brian Torrie and his ... [more]

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November 1, 2007
Dorothy Faggiani
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Thursday, November 1st, 2007. The former Dorothy Gwendolyne French, of RR#2 Priceville, in her 81st year.

Beloved wife of Adelcki Faggiani. Loving mother of Jane Bible of Chatham and the late Grace Faggiani. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Jeremy, Jeannette and her husband Matt, Kaitlyn and Chelsey.

A private family service will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.

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October 27, 2007
Silvano Monaco
Passed away at the Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, October 27th, 2007. Silvano Monaco, of RR#1 Neustadt, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of the former Vani Grattoni. Loving father of Nella and her fiancee Tim Wells, and Silvia and her friend Martin Polfuss. Survived by one brother and one sister in Italy. Fondly remembered by the Grattoni family. Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Silvano's Life will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.

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October 23, 2007
Guenther Petersen
On October 23, Guenther Petersen passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Guenther is survived by his wife Marianne, son Tom and sister-in-law Henny Dehn. Guenther was born in Hamburg Germany on August 31 1922. In 1950, he married his beloved Marianne and immigrated to Canada.

The next 57 years were spent farming, selling real-estate, and engaging in various entrepreneurial ventures. Guenther was a man who loved nothing more than to golf, fish, and spend time with his wife whom he adored. He ... [more]

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October 22, 2007
Doris Dow
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, October 22, 2007. The former Doris Irene Monahan, of Durham, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Clifford Dow for 57 years.

Loving mother of Karen and her husband Larry Buchanan, the late Alan Dow and his wife Lois, Garry Monahan and his wife Joanne, Kathy and her husband Dave Christie, Janice and her husband John Sills, Ken Dow and his wife Karen, Marilyn MacDonald, Jeff Dow and his wife Mandy, and Ron ... [more]

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October 22, 2007
Doris Dow
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, October 22, 2007. The former Doris Irene Monahan, of Durham, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Clifford Dow for 57 years.

Loving mother of Karen and her husband Larry Buchanan, the late Alan Dow and his wife Lois, Garry Monahan and his wife Joanne, Kathy and her husband Dave Christie, Janice and her husband John Sills, Ken Dow and his wife Karen, Marilyn MacDonald, Jeff Dow and his wife Mandy, and Ron ... [more]

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October 16, 2007
May Docherty
Passed away at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, October 16th, 2007. The former May Smith, of RR#3 Durham, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Hugh Docherty. Loving mother of Robert Docherty of Lexington, Kentucky and Derek Docherty and his wife Jenny of Grand Valley. Cherished grandmother of Bobby, Catherine, Mackenzie, Stuart, Madeline and Emily. Sister of Margaret (Hugh) O'Pray of Scotland. Predeceased by her brother William and her sisters Helen and Roberta.

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September 29, 2007
Chuck Clarke
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, September 29th, 2007. Charles Edward Clarke, of RR#4 Durham, in his 79th year.

Beloved husband of the former Dorothy Scace. Loving father of Nancy (Wayne Lawrence) and Alan Clarke (Jena). Grandpa to David and Jonathon Lawrence and Mary Lynn (Mike von Muhlenen). Predeceased by his brother Don.

A celebration of Chuck's life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Swinton Park on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment ... [more]

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September 28, 2007
Carl Charlton
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Friday, September 28th, 2007. Carl Douglas Charlton, of R.R. #2 Ayton, in his 60th year. Beloved husband of the former Linda Pfeffer. Loving father of Jeffery and partner Stephanie of Neustadt, Terry and Trevor both of Hanover, Troy, Matthew and Nicole all residing at home.

Dear brother of Kenneth of Durham, and Calvin and wife Debra of Hanover. Godfather to Thomas Pfeffer of Ayton.

A celebration of Carl's life will be held at Trinity Evangelical ... [more]

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September 21, 2007
Allan Fuller
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Friday, September 21st, 2007. Allan John Fuller, of RR#1 Williamsford, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of the former Gertrude Eriksen.

Loving father of Wendy and her husband Carmelo Gozzi of RR#1 Williamsford, Margo and her husband Paul Ross of Meaford, and Michael Fuller and his wife Nanette of London. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Joey, Jamie and Laura Gozzi, Jordan and Jesse Ross and Aisha Fuller and his great-granddaughter ... [more]

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September 21, 2007
Mary Patton
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Friday, September 21st, 2007. The former Mary Elizabeth Hunt, of Durham, in her 74th year.

Beloved wife of the late George Patton. Loving mother of Larry Patton and his wife Nina of Edmonton, Terry Patton of Edmonton, Beth Pietz of Durham, Steven Patton of Edmonton, Bill Patton of Toronto, Dale Patton of Toronto and Donnie Patton and his friend Cathy of Hanover. Cherished grandmother of Theo, Melissa, Brittany, Cody, Tamara, Brienne, Daniel ... [more]

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August 27, 2007
Jennie McGirr
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Monday, August 27th, 2007. The former Jennie Catherine Lytle, of Durham, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford McGirr. Survived by her sister-in-law Annie Lytle of Kitchener. Jennie was a very special Aunt and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. She is predeceased by her parents Wesley and Isabel Lytle, and her siblings Noble Lytle, Margaret Bell, and Irwin Lytle.

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August 13, 2007
Hans Werlé
Passed away at Parkview Manor Health Care Centre, Chesley on Monday, August 13th, 2007. Hans Walter Werlé, formerly of RR#2 Durham, in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Inge. Loving father of Manfred Werlé and his wife Sheila, of RR#1 Hanover and the late Marion Werlé. Cherished grandfather of Angela and Daryl Braithwaite, Andrew and Vicki Werlé, and Michael and Christine Werlé. Fondly remembered by his great-grandchildren: Danyella and Ema-Lee Braithwaite, Demas, ... [more]

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August 9, 2007
Bernard Waterton
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Thursday, August 9th, 2007. Bernard Owen Waterton, of RR#3 Durham, in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of the former Joyce Goddard. Loving father of Janet and her husband Jim Mann of Owen Sound, and Paul Waterton and his wife Teri of Durham. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Jesse, Kelly and Charlie, Julie and Jeff, and Jill, Travis and Marley.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Durham ... [more]

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August 7, 2007
Gary Ronald Jones
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the former Pat Fogarty. Dear father of Ronald Jones, Kenneth Jones, Ryan Jones and his friend Merna Legate, and the late Susan Cosman. Brother of Norma, Connie, Bill, Bev, Jeanette and the late Leylend.

In respect of his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service and cremation will take place.

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August 6, 2007
Jean Morris
Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, August 6th, 2007, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Ron Morris. Loving mother of Steve Morris and his wife Cathy, Audrey and her husband Merv McInnis, Andrew Morris, and Alison and her husband Craig Holliday, all of Durham. Cherished grandmother of Gillian, Trevor, Chris, Ben, Amy, Nathan and Rachel and great-grandmother of Bailey, Mackenzie and Evan.

Dear daughter of Kathleen and the late Ernest Harford. Sister of Ted Harford and his wife Louise, Mike ... [more]

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July 16, 2007
Ken Jacobs
Passed away suddenly in a tragic accident on Monday, July 16th, 2007. Roy Kenneth Jacobs was born in Milverton on November 30, 1935 to the late Roy Peter Jacobs and Jane Eliza (Blair) and was raised on the family farm.

He was a loving husband for 33 years to his wife Joan (Shaw) and he is survived by his daughters, Janet Jacobs and Cindy (Calvin) Ehgoetz and their mother Audrey Quast. Cherished grandfather of Candace and Nicole Ehgoetz. Dear brother of Donna Murphy. Stepfather of Kim Foster (Kevin) ... [more]

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July 5, 2007
Erle Anderson
Passed away at Elgin Abbey Nursing Home, Chesley on Thursday, July 5th, 2007. Erle William Anderson, formerly of Crawford, in his 90th year. Loving husband of the former Phyllis Wright. Dear father of Marion and her husband Toivo Lougas of Crawford, Harvey and his wife Heather of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and Effie and her husband Tom Zettel of Pinkerton. Proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Maurice and his wife Shirley of Alberta. Predeceased by his daughter Erla ... [more]

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July 2, 2007
Jessie (nee Borden) Wareham
Died peacefully at her home near Priceville, Ontario, surrounded by her family on Monday, July 2, 2007 after a courageous and graceful struggle with cancer, which defeated her body but never her spirit or sense of humour.

Born in Toronto on October 12, 1936, Jessie is survived by loving husband and best friend, Tom Wareham, daughters Mardi and Jacquie, son Michael and wife April, and son Joe and wife Alison. Sadly missed by grandchildren Amber, Courtney, Rebecca, Callum and Maggie. Dear daughter ... [more]

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June 4, 2007
Mike Gaston
Passed away suddenly on Monday, June 4th, 2007. Michael Joseph Gaston, of RR #1 Hanover, in his 40th year.

Beloved son of Faye Gaston and the late Joe Gaston. Dear brother of Mark and his wife Karen. Cherished uncle of Jamey, Haley and Riley Gaston. Mike will be missed by his loyal canine companion "Jesse" and his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents Florence and Bill Cotter.

A private Celebration of Mike's Life will be held at a later date.

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May 24, 2007
George Twamley
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Thursday, May 24th, 2007. George Edward Twamley, of Durham and formerly of Bentinck Township, in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Edith Torry (1976) and the late Ruby Laughlin Lake (2004).

George is survived by his dear friends Marion and John Manarey of Durham, his niece Marjory Hastie of Ancaster, and his nephews Murray Twamley of Hanover and Richard Cammidge of Toronto. Predeceased by his brother Frank Twamley, his sisters ... [more]

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May 11, 2007
William Green
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Friday, May 11th, 2007. William Robert Green, of Durham and formerly of Toronto and Cape Breton (Donkin), in his 81st year.

He is survived by his former wife Aileen (nee Patton) and their 4 children, Trudy Aishford, Marilyn Goodwin, George Green and Shirley MacLeod. Grandfather of Kimberley Aishford, Ashley Goodwin, Darren Aishford and Kaitlin MacLeod. Survived by his brothers George Green of Parry Sound and Roy Green of Orillia, and his friend ... [more]

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May 2, 2007
Jean Noble
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007. The former Alice Jean McKay, of Durham, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Noble.

Cherished mother of Mary, Bob and his wife Pat, Carol, Sharon and her husband Paul Baker, Bill, Marilyn and her husband John McFadden, Norm, John and his friend Debbie Thompson, Marg and her husband Rod Gorel and Barb and her husband Dan McCann.

Fondly remembered by her 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. ... [more]

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May 2, 2007
Baby Eva Love
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Jane Love. Eva was born on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 and she passed away in her parents arms and surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 5th, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital, London.

Cherished daughter of Mike and Janine (McKillop) Love. First grandchild for Brian and Sandra McKillop, Pat and Cathie Love, and Maxine Love. Niece of Jessica McKillop and Kris Love.

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May 1, 2007
Lourdes (Spiesz) McGirr
1910 - 2007
It is with profound sadness that our family announces that our beloved mother, cherished grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law left this earth on Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 at Rockwood Terrace, Durham, after a long life filled with great pleasure to begin a new journey.

Her wonderfully kind, supportive and generous nature will be a void in all our lives but her spirit has touched us and is the light that will eventually reunite us.

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April 18, 2007
Dureen Hotchkiss
Passed away at the Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007. The former Olga Dureen McNally, of Durham, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Edwin Hotchkiss for 56 years.

Loving mother of Linda and her husband David Mighton of Durham, and Rick Hotchkiss of Stratford and his friend Shirley Matt. Special Mommom of Joshua Avery and his wife Tonia, Quintin Mighton, Leah Mighton, Kara Hotchkiss and Keene Hotchkiss. Great-grandmother of Jacob Avery. Special aunt of Cindy Hoefsloot and ... [more]

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April 16, 2007
Elwon Eckhardt
Passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Monday, April 16th, 2007 after a brave battle with cancer. George Elwon Eckhardt, of RR#1 Priceville, in his 61st year.

Beloved husband of the former Anita Schuett. Loving father of Angela and her husband Greg James, Erin Eckhardt and her special friend Derek Grant, Julie and her husband Johnathon Eccles and Laura Eckhardt. Cherished grandfather of Shannon and Amber James. Elwon was also anticipating the arrival of his third grandchild. ... [more]

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April 8, 2007
Jessie Fisher
Passed away at the Hanover and District Hospital on Sunday, April 8th, 2007. The former Jessie Elizabeth MacDonald, of Hanover, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Fisher. Dear sister-in-law of Doreen Fisher of Hanover, Irene Hall of Mount Forest and Elsie Wilson of Florida.

Jessie is fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins and her special friends Tom and Dawna Miller and family, and Evelyn Reay and family. Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Edith MacDonald, and her ... [more]

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March 28, 2007
Ruth Miller
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Wednesday, March 28th, 2007. The former Ruth Mae McEachnie, of Durham, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Alex Miller. Loving mother of Dean Miller and his wife Ruth of Durham, and Dave Miller and his wife Jan of Owen Sound. Cherished grandmother of Meredith and Carlos Perez, Meghan Miller, Julie and Jason Ruby, Tim Miller and John Miller. Predeceased by her parents Charlie and Nellie McEachnie, two sisters and one brother.

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March 15, 2007
Lorna Griffin
Griffin, Lorna
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Thursday, March 15th, 2007. The former Mary Lorna Evelyn Grightmire, of Durham, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late William Harold Griffin. Loving mother of Marie and the late Dave Nixon, Wilma and Jim Lindsay, Joan and Bill MacMillan all of Durham, Harold Jr. Griffin and Marion of Vancouver, Lloyd Griffin and Mary Ellen Nelson, Joyce and Terry Whiteside all of Durham, and Patricia Cameron and Carl Kitchen of Lion's Head. Fondly remembered ... [more]

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