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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:59

RAYMOND, Pauline Pauline

Raymond passed away peacefully on February 14, 2019 at the Perth Community Care Center at the age of 96. Loving mother to Marcie Sully (Wayne). Devoted Nanna to Dwaine (Karen) Sully, Pam Sully (Rick Pitman), and Clinton Poynter. Cherished great Nanna to Kristen Sully (Jason), Tyler Sully and Brandon Jenkins. Predeceased by her parents Milton and Ida (nee Short) Godfrey, her sister Audrey (Stan) Poynter, and her son Roy Raymond. Pauline was born in Mountain Grove in 1922 where she raised Marcie and Roy. She moved to Toronto in the early 1960s where she worked for Northern Industrial Cleaners. When she retired at 65 she moved to Bowmanville where she took up her bowling career. We will fondly remember her passion for life, feisty personality, love for animals, amazing home cooked meals and her door was always open. She was always a challenge to find as she had a very active personal life with bowling, euchre, darts, and just plain old socializing. Pauline was a devoted Mother, Nanna and friend to many and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at the Perth Community Care Center and Dr. Ferrier for their compassion and care. Family and friends may pay their respects on March 9, 2019 from 1:004:00 pm at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, 11014 Road 38 Parham, ON K0H 2K0. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Canada Association would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences at 

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:58

Perry, Flora Belle

Peacefully with her family by her side, at Port Hope Extendicare, on Sunday February 17, 2019 in her 98th year. Daughter of the late Ernest and Ida (Wood) Lemke. Wife of the late Victor Neil Perry. Mother of Dan (Lois), Smiths Falls; Yvonne (Alvin) Mills, Newcastle & Gayle (Jack) Larock, Yarker. Dearly loved by her grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren. Sister of the late John (Gertie), Ralph (Olga), Bill (Marjorie), Oscar (Fern), Archie and Florence (Charlie) Mouck. Cremation has taken place. A grave side service will be held in the spring. Donations: Alzheimer Society. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:57

Gould, Joseph (Joe)

December 6, 1956 - February 7, 2019

After a HEROIC battle with cancer, we sadly announce the passing of Joe, much loved son of Bill and Marianne (deceased) Gould, brother to Becky (Steve Gane), uncle to Nathan Jess (Kylie Maheu). He will be greatly missed by many friends and family. Joe was a millwright at Stelco for many years, where he made lasting friendships.

Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life at Wellspring Church, 4457 New St., Burlington, on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Donations can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation Canada or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:56

Florence Madge Oliver (Parks)

Peacefully, with her loving family by her side at Moria Place Long Term Care on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the age of 101.Beloved wife of the late Millard Oliver. Cherished mother of Walt (Eleanor) Parks of Kaladar. Proud and adored grandmother of Douglas (Marge) Parks, Rick (Bonnie) Parks, Charmayne Parks, great grandmother of Amy, Jennifer, Michelle, Philip, Tanya, great-great grandmother of Morgan, Nicholas, Cody, Brandon, Blake, Paisley, Olivia, Zoey, Kali, Kage and great-great-great-grandmother of Bentley. Florence is pre-deceased by her brother William Parks, Dorothy Hughes and her half brother Clifford Thompson. She will be fondly remembered by her extended family, many friends and square dancing partners. The family received friends at the Milestone Funeral Center, Northbrook on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Monday, February 11 at 11:00am. Interment took place at the Bordenwood Cemetery following the luncheon. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the Moria Place Long Term Care with appreciation. Online Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at 

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:53

James Herman Hayes

Peacefully, with his family by his side at the Pine Meadow Nursing Home on Friday, February 15, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Leta Hayes. Proud father of Bill (the late Fern) of Flinton, Jim (Virginia) of Marlbank, Edna (Marty) Lessard of Flinton and Kevin (Donna) of Flinton. Pre-deceased by his son Carman and grand-daughter Michelle. Jim will be sadly missed by his daughterin-law Heather Hayes of Northbrook. Grampa will always be cherished in the hearts of his grandchildren Sherry (Ken), Angie (Tony), Carl (Lois Ann), Lisa, Tanya (Steven), Crystal (Chris), James (Sheila), John (Natalie), Matthew (Jessica), Bethany (Daly), Nicole (Brad), Stephen (Alexis) and by his 12 great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by his brothers George, Fred, Ed, Frank and his sisters Eliza, Luella Sweet and Madeline Hayes. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Jim’s family will receive friends at the Milestone Funeral Center, Northbrook on Tuesday evening from 6-9pm and Wednesday from 12-1pm. The Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1:00pm. Spring interment at the Northbrook Cemetery.

Friends desiring may contribute in his memory to the Pine Meadow Nursing Home Family Council with appreciation. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at 

The great de-centralised Frontenac Heritage Festival is made up of many stand alone events that are loosely connected.

One new event this year is a crokicurl rink, located in the Oliver Scott Memorial Park in Sharbot Lake (across from Granite Ridge Education Centre) which will be available all weekend.

Never hear of crokicurl? It is exactly what it sounds like. A crokinole board set up on an ice rink. Instead of flicking wooden disks with fingers, sand filled windshield wiper fluid jugs are slid along the ice from a makeshift curling ‘hack’ at the edge of the ice. Depending on the circumstances, a draw to the button, a bump and run or a takeout may be called for.

Any combination up to eight players can participate at one time, even numbers are best. The rink was set up, with posts ringing the house like a crokinole board, by Rudy and Joan Hollywood. They will be around to explain the rules at times during the weekend, and the rink is available all-day Saturday and Sunday.

The Festival kick off is at the Sharbot Lake Legion on Friday night, (February 15) in conjunction with the Legion’s Friday night chicken dinner.

Things get underway in earnest on Saturday with a mitt full of events at the Kennebec Community Centre between 9am and 3pm. There will be a display by the Kennebec Historical Society, a demonstration of chainsaw wood carving by Robin Deruche, smoke alarm demonstrations by the fire department, games and food.

At the same time, part of the hall will be taken over by the Arden Potters, who will be selling soup and chilli in handcrafted bowls that purchasers can take home. All proceeds from the sale of the bowls goes to the North Frontenac Food Bank. Need to see more pottery? The Arden Pottery Studio, which is just down the road from the hall, will be open all day.

Meanwhile, starting at 11am, The Kennebec Lake Association is holding its 7th Annual Winter Fun Day on the lake, just east of the bridge and boat launch. Chilli, hot chocolate and cider, snow shoeing, skating sliding and more until 3pm.

Things are quieter in Sharbot Lake during the day on Saturday, but there is a Lion’s breakfast at the Oso Hall from 8am-11am as well as Croki-curling.

At night the hamlet will be livened up by Shawn McCullough and Wade Foster at the Crossing Pub, starting at 8pm.

On Sunday, the Matson Farm at 6278 Arden Road will be the centre of attention. It features heritage farming, a cross cut competition, and more (see ad on page 16).

In Sharbot Lake, Sunday events are anchored by the Polar Plunge at the Sharbot Lake Marina at 12 noon, followed by lunch at the Legion. Meanwhile, from 11am-3pm, winter fun day is on at the Child Centre, featuring soup and scones, bucket drummers, snowshoe lending, etc.

Finally, over at the Railway Heritage Park on Elizabeth Street, Bob Miller and Mike Procter will be throwing knives (not at each other) from 12 - 4pm, and Bill MacDonald will be demonstrating old time logging techniques.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 12:21

McCullough, Joan Teresa

After a courageous struggle, in her 76th year, our amazing wife and mother left us on January 31, 2019. She will be sadly missed by her wonderful husband Len after 54 years of marriage, an unforgettable journey for them both. She will also be sadly missed by her children, Greg (Kathy), Peggy (Larry) and Susie (Brian). Joan was an incredible grandmother to Jamie, Peter, Geoff, Mckinley and Sawyer and was fondly known as Grandma Cricket to Marika. Joan is survived by her sisters Eileen (Gerome) McHenry, Anne (Harold) Buckley and Marilyn Corrigan and by her brother Pat (Mary) Corrigan as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers, Bernard (Anna) Corrigan and Adrian Corrigan and her sister, Dreda (Ray) Marks. Joan will also be greatly missed and remembered for her incredible generosity and selflessness by all of her many friends and extended family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Queens University (Division of Rheumatology). A celebration to honour Joan’s life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Sydenham Legion for 1-4 pm.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 12:20

Marlene Pearl Beattie

With family by her side at Perth hospital Tuesday, January 15th, 2019; Marlene Pearl Beattie (Donnelly) passed away at the age of 80. Dear wife of the late Kenneth Beattie. Loving mother of Angela (Philip) and Brad (Heather). Cherished nanny of Megan (Ryan). She will be dearly missed by her special friend Charles Double. Sadly missed by brothers and sisters, Audrey (the late, Jim), Duane (Pauline), Joyce (the late, Bruce), Linda (Murray), the late Ray (Bonnie), the late Kenneth, the late Wilbert (Jessie), the late Wendell, the late Ronnie. Marlene will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and many close, dear friends too numerous to mention and for fear of leaving someone out as you all meant so much to her. In keeping with Marlene’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday January 26th at 11:00am at the Sharbot Lake United Church. Light luncheon and social time followed at the United Church Hall. A warm thank you to Perth Hospital and staff, Dr Kennie, Sharbot Lake Unitec Church, Jean Brown, Stanley Stinchcombe, Dianne Lake and the UCW, the support of neighbours, friends and family. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sharbot Lake United Church. Online condolences@

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:48

Barbara Annette Dion (nee Brown)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Bert Dion for over 33 years. Much loved mother of Michelle (Hugh) Walters and Christian (Maggie) Dion. Loving grandmother of Logan, Krista, and Reilly. She will be deeply missed by many other family members and friends. A graduate of the Mack Nurses College in St. Catherines, Barb was a nurse at Oshawa General and Bowmanville Memorial Hospitals for a span of 33 years. Upon retirement, she spent the majority of her time volunteering in the community, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the Milestone Funeral Center, 11928 Hwy #41, Northbrook, Ontario on Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John’s the Evangelist Church in Flinton on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 11:00am. Mass of Christian burial will take place in the spring at St. John’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the charity of your choice. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 13:24

Stewart, Donald “Don” Frederick

After a rich and full life, Don passed peacefully on January 3, 2019, with family by his side at Kingston General Hospital. Don touched so many lives throughout his 80 years and was a compassionate, caring friend to all. Born in Cobourg, ON, he moved to Toronto in his early years. In 1972, he married his favourite dance partner and best friend, Donna Wilson. He moved the “city girl” to Hopetown and started a hobby farm with 150 cattle, all while working full time. Much of his career was spent with Perkins Motors, first as a car salesman, then truck and coach mechanic, and then Service Manager. Don served 2 terms with Lanark Township Council, and was on the Almonte Hospital Board for several years. When he retired, he moved to Ompah. Don enjoyed spending summers on Manitoulin Island where his family and friends have many cherished memories. “Stewy” (as he was known by many) was a remarkable, passionate guy who was quick witted, loved to dance, play cards, and delve into history books. He taught many of us to fish and took great pride in stocking our tool boxes. Love lives on. Don is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna; his children Lorie (Henry) Schur, Kathy (Daniel) Trudel, Donna Milovanovic, Paula Roberts, and Kathryn (Robert) Campbell; his brothers Milton (Linda) Stewart and William (Mary) Stewart; proud “Grampi” of 8 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, extended family and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Florence. Respecting Don’s wishes, no services will be held. Those who so desire, may make memorial donations in memory of Don to the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. The “magic” that was Don Stewart, will be greatly missed by all those blessed to have known him.

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