Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Butternut Manor in Uxbridge in his 80th year. Michael beloved husband to the late Barbara Kemp. Loving father to Christine (Gary) Williamson, Kenny (Eileen) Bowman, Katy (Andrew) Pike. Proud Daddad to Alexander, Steven, Liam, Emily, Clare and James. Predeceased by his two sisters Gladys and Betty. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073). Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place at a later date. The family wishes to thank all the great staff at Butternut Manor. In Michael’s memory, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Historical Society. Send Condolence
TRAN. William (Bill)
Port Perry Chapel
Passed away with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket at the age of 61. Bill Tran dearly beloved husband and best friend of Penny of Beaverton. Bill will be sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. A celebration of life for Bill will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 484 Bay Street, Port Perry on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low and Low Funeral Home, Port Perry (905) 985-7331. Send Condolence
NOBLE, Pamela Lynn (nee: Warren)
On January 25th 2015, Pam passed into the presence of Jesus, her best friend, ending a two year battle with cancer and now pain free and enjoying a long awaited reunion with her husband Keith. She leaves her children Donald, Darryl, Dwayne, Darlene, Dayton and Darren, their spouses and 14 grandchildren. Visitation will take place at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073) on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service beginning at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Samaritans Purse www.samaritanspurse.ca or David Mensah ministries www.grid-nea.org for wells and good work in Africa. Send Condolence
It is with great sadness that David and Mark announce the death of their father Ronald Henry Switzer on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the age of 76. As was his desire, Ron passed peacefully at home, after a day that included telling jokes and stories, comforted by the love of his family. Ron was a proud and loving father to Mark and David, and to David’s wife Sheila. As “Bobo” to David’s girls Beatrix, Georgia, and Violet, he made great efforts to participate in their daily lives as long as he was able. Ron is survived by his sister Pat Harvey, and was an engaging, entertaining, and generous uncle and friend to his many nieces, nephews and cousins in Ontario, British Columbia and Florida. His friends and former colleagues from Liberty Mutual Canada recall his humour and competitive nature fondly. Ron was predeceased by his wife of almost fifty years, Barbara Switzer in August of 2013. He compassionately cared for her during her prolonged illness preceding her death. He will be greatly missed by his friends and fellow golfers in the communities of Ballantrae, Crystal Cove, Sliema, Horseshoe Valley, Toronto and Montreal. Visitation will take place at Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, in Uxbridge (905) 852-3073, on Friday January 30 from 7-9 pm and Saturday January 31 from 3-5 pm. Private cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations will be welcome for Kerry's Place Autism Services (www.kerrysplace.org) in support of his granddaughter Beatrix or to the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society (www.toomuchiron.ca). Send Condolence
REED, Laura Caterina
Passed away at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 38. Dearly loved wife of Keith Reed. Loving mother of Julia and Anthony. Dear daughter of Corrado and Josie Sipione. Laura will be deeply missed by her extended family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073) on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7 -9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (70 Toronto Street North (905) 852-6944) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations mad to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family. Send Condolence
Port Perry Chapel
Passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 57. Al Green dearly beloved husband of Lynda Green (nee Forster). Loving step father of Adam Dillon (Judy) and Blair Dillon (Kristen). Al will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, sister Carolyn Horricks, step sister Lois (Sam), niece Emily, step brother Joel Banks, sister in law Eleanor Davidson (Morley), niece’s Lori Ann Peters (Michael), Londa Kemp (Todd), all his family and many friends. Family and friends will be received at the Low & Low Funeral Home 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 12 to 2 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate the life of “Sweet Al” will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated.
November 19, 1919 – January 17, 2015
Passed away peacefully at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton on Saturday January 17, 2015 at the age of 95. Dearly loved wife of the late Lee Loewen. Loving mother of Beverley, Carol (Paul) and Jane. Beloved grandmother to Cheryl (James), Amy (Matt) and Catherine. Cherished great-grandmother to Nathan and Henry. Elsie will be dearly missed by family and friends, and the residents and staff at Lakeview. She spread joy to everyone with her warm smile, delightful sense of humour and beautiful piano playing. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home (23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, 905-852-3073). A service will be held on Friday January 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrews-Chalmers Presbyterian Church (40B Toronto Street South, Uxbridge) with visitation one hour prior and a reception following the service. Private family interment on Saturday in Toronto. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario. Send Condolence
PELL, Margaret Gertrude
Peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Reachview Village in Uxbridge at the age of 86. Margaret, beloved wife of the late Charles. Predeceased by her brother Ignatius (Mary) and her sisters Marie (Wilfred) Whitehouse and Alma (Jerry) Simon. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South (905) 852-3073. Visitation one hour prior to Service. Cremation to follow. In Margaret’s memory a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Send Condolence
ELLIOT- Olga Jean “Laverne” (nee Umphrey)
January 21, 1916 - January 18, 2015
Laverne passed away peacefully just 3 days before her 99th birthday, at the Brantford General Hospital with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband John Douglas (1990) and her parents James Newton and Mabel Ross (Brown) Umphrey, brothers Robert (Mae), Keith (Marg) and Frank, and sisters Beryl (Mark Smith) and Iva (Will Harvey). Devoted mother to Ross (Hélène), Bill (Sheila) and Jeanne (Ron Gammon). Loved grandmother of John and Elizabeth Elliot, Michele and Lisa Elliot, cherished “Bunno” of Kathryn and Steven Gammon, and great-grandmother of 6. Laverne, as the youngest of her siblings, was a special aunt and more like a big sister to her many nieces and nephews. Born in Udora, Laverne lived most of her life there until moving to Uxbridge in 1992. In 2010, Laverne moved to Brantford to be close to her daughter, and has happily lived at Brierwood Gardens Retirement Lodge since then. Family and friends will be received at Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073) on January 23, 2015, from 12:30pm to 1:30 pm, immediately followed by a service in the chapel. A private burial service will follow at the Uxbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Church, Uxbridge, the Brantford General Hospital, or a charity of your choice.
ECCLES, Amelia MaryJane
Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the age of 69. Dearly loved mother of Frank, Gord (Jane), Charlotte (Steve), Vincent and Rose. Cherished Grandmother of James, Jesse (Emily), Gord Jr., Clark, Rachel, Nicole, Jessica and Jemma. Great-Grandmother to Yarrow Amelia. Predeceased by her longtime companion Calvin Mather. Survived by her siblings Rose (Guy), and Jim (Marilyn) and their families. Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 7p.m. – 9p.m. at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations made to Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Send Condolence
SCOTT, John William
June 10, 1949 – January 14, 2015
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 65. Dearly beloved husband of Marjorie and awesome Dad to Bill (Fiancée Amy) and Emily. John will be missed by extended family and friends. A Memorial service will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073) on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4 p.m. Family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of service. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to Uxbridge Cottage Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family. Send condolence
HATCHWELL, Robert P.
Passed away suddenly at Sunnybrook Hospital on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Marion Hatchwell. Cherished father of Bobby and John (Laura). Poppa to Jeremy, Owen, Abigail and Lucas. Dear friend of Karl (Denise) and their son Tyler. Private funeral. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073). Send Condolence
Passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on January 11, 2015 at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 65. Beloved husband and best friend to Elva Wert. Dearest father to Max Wert. Beloved brother to Sandra (Dan) Watson, Dale A Wert (predeceased), Christine, and Glenne (Joan) Wert. David will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home (23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, 905-852-3073). A service will be held by family on Friday January 16, 2015. For more information please call Elva at 647-333-2987. In memory of David, please consider a donation to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. Send Condolence
WILSON, Ronald (Boots)
March 2, 1937 - January 8, 2015
It is with great sadness we announce Ron’s passing at Reachview Village Nursing Home on January 8, 2015 in his 78th year. Born and raised in Stouffville to Les and Hilda Wilson (Wilson Motor Sales). Beloved husband to Ethel (nee: Cole) for 58 years. Predeceased by brother George (Flossie) and sister Dorothy “Dot” Roberts (Ken). After a courageous battle with Alzheimers and complications from Diabetes, Ron passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Proud Father-Poppa-Uncle-Friend. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Reachview who made his final moments peaceful and kept the humor flowing. Thank you to John Low for his compassion and assistance during a difficult time. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073) with visitation from 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following the service. Please bring any stories with you to share as Ron would have wanted it that way. In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog or to Reachview Home would be greatly appreciated by the family. Send Condolence
Port Perry Chapel
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 86. Rene Bouffard husband of the late Ruby Bouffard. Loving father of Edward of Edmonton, Deborah (David) Hogan of Cobourg, Ron (Debra) of Calgary, Donna (Bill deceased) Osborne of Oshawa. Proud grandfather of Amanda (Michael Clare), Stephanie, Kelly, Eric, Michael and Ryan. Dear Brother of Lucienne, Simone and Germaine. Rene will be missed by his companion Marion and his many friends. Rene was known for his love of family, his pets and tools. Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Saturday January 10, 2015 for a Celebration of Life of Rene from 1 – 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Doctor’s Without Borders would be appreciated.
GOULD, Walter Cronsberry
It is with grieving hearts that we announce the passing of Walter Cronsberry Gould in his 99th year. He is now with our Lord in his loving arms. Walter was born in Uxbridge on September 23, 1916 in his parents Water Street home from parents Charles and Maud Gould. He lived his life with grace and truth. He leaves behind his wife Jean of 69 years, his four children Lynda (Gord), Steve (Sandra), Cathy (Mike) and John (Diana). Predeceased by his son Kenneth and his brother Russell. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the St. Andrew Chalmers Presbyterian Church, 40B Toronto Street South, Uxbridge on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. If desired, donations made to St. Andrew Chalmers Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (905) 852-3073. Send Condolence
BARKER, Gordon Douglas “Gord”
Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 53. Loving father of Ashley. Dear brother of Joy (Sam), Barb (Bob), Wendy (Bill), Ted (Vera) and Nancy (Mike). Predeceased by his parents Gord & Fran and his brother Sandy. Gord will be deeply missed by his niece, nephews, family and many friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a trust fund set up for Ashley Barker. Donations can be made at any branch of the CIBC bank, Transit # 07312, Instution # 010, Account # 7887388 or the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. Send Condolence
O’NEIL, Hugh James
January 31, 1943 - December 25, 2014
On December 25th I lost the love of my life to cancer. Hugh had fought, over the last 2+ years, a very rare form of melanoma that affected his eye which recently metastasized to liver cancer. It is a devastating illness that Hugh battled, attempting to carry on life as usual which is why many did not know he was ill. Hugh was a wonderful father to Shaun, Philip (Dig), Patrick and pops to Wylie O’Neil. Hugh is survived by his mother Ethel and his siblings, Dennis, Bonnie and Susan who are all devastated by the loss of their big brother. He will be missed by Sherry’s entire family who embraced Hugh as one of their own, especially Laura who had a special friendship with Hugh. Hugh and I wanted to thank any number of people who provided support including Dr. Markowitz at the CNIB, who made the last 2 ½ years bearable, the entire team at Princess Margaret Hospital and most recently the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital staff who gave Hugh as much peace as possible in his last days. Most importantly was Hugh’s good friend Laird Fraser. Laird was by Hugh’s side for the entire duration of this illness. He kept Hugh’s confidence, offered his friendship and generous support, we both thank you. Hugh has gone to meet our dogs Ace and Gertie, who passed away earlier this year, to walk the trails until I join him. He was a good man and I love him dearly. A private wake will be held for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers we would appreciate any donations be given in memory of Hugh to the CNIB or Alzheimer’s of Ontario, which afflicts Hugh’s mother. Sherry O’Neil and family. Send Condolence
KEEGAN, Michael Anthony
Port Perry Chapel
Passed away with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Port Perry Community Nursing Home at the age of 66. Michael Keegan dearly beloved husband of Sandy Keegan of Sunderland. Loving father of Marc Keegan. Dear brother of Marie Dowey. Michael will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 12 to 1 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Michael will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
BALL, Mary Beatrice
At Markham Stouffville Hospital on Wednesday December 24, 2014, aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Lloyd Samuel Ball (2013) for 61 years. Devoted mother of Dale Robert and Peggy Ball, Cold Lake AB; Dawn Marie and Joe Baker, Cochrane, AB; Dianne Elizabeth (1993), and Ross MacKenzie (2013), Mary Jane and Roy Shuker, Wellington, NZ; Lisa Anne and John Kesper (2013), Toronto, ON; Brian Jay Ball (1983), Ian Stuart Ball, Oakwood, ON; Daryl Lloyd Ball, Bolsover, ON; Denise Joy Ball, and Colin Mackenzie, Musselman’s Lake, ON. Dear Nana of Nicole Ball, Edmonton, AB; Bailey Brogan and Keaton Baker, Cochrane, AB; Emma and Cameron Shuker, Wellington, NZ; Susan and Lloyd Kesper, Toronto, ON. Memorial service will be held on Sunday January 4, 2015 at St. Andrew’s Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Uxbridge at 2p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the “Committee of Friend’s Meeting House” (c/o Sharon Tate, 1109 Concession 4, Zephyr, ON, L0E 1T0) that oversees the Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House or St. Andrew’s Chalmers Presbyterian Church, (40B Toronto St S, Uxbridge, ON, L9P1G9) or St. James Presbyterian Church, (6432 Main St, Stouffville, ON, L4A 1G3). Send Condolence
SMITH, Dennis Robert
Entered into rest on Thursday December 25, 2014 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital at the age of 67. Dennis beloved father to Taylor. Survived by his mother June Smith and predeceased by his father George. Brother to David (Joan), Nancy (Andy) Gibson, Rodney (Jane) and Janet (Doug) Culbert. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted by Low & Low Funeral Home (23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, 905-852-3073). At the family’s request cremation has taken place. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Claremont Legion, Br. # 483, 4937 Old Brock Road. Memorial donations may be made out to the Durham Lung Association in his memory. Send Condolence