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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:25

COLBY, Barry Melvin

June 19, 1936 - June 7, 2018

In loving memory of Barry Melvin Colby. with sadness we mourn the loss of our beloved father after a full and adventurous life. survived by his four adult children Lisa (eric kaufmanis), karen (the late Paul Stothart), Grant (Claudette) and krista (Matthew Wheatley); his nine grandchildren, sophie, sarah, Alexander, Juliana, Samantha, Julia, Charlotte, Fiona and Lauren; his brother William (Patricia); his brother-in-law Charles Parent (Beverly), Roland Parent (Janet), sister-in-law Claire Denis (Jean) and many nieces and nephews. predeceased in death by his adored wife of 58 years, Adele; his parents Elsie May and William Colby; and his sister Barbara (Ronald) Hawes. May Barry and adele together rest in peace.

Friends are invited to pay respects on Saturday october 20, 2018, at the sacred space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. after 9 a.m. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. followed by interment and reception.

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:16

DAVISON (Buiting): Betty

Passed away peacefully Friday, September, 28, 2018 at Pine Meadow Nursing Home in her 82nd year. Betty was the loving wife of the late doug davison & Gerry Buiting. daughter of the late Frank & Ruth Delyea. Ever loving mom to debbie, susan, chrissy & doug. Loving mother-in-law to Mark, Jerry, Gord & edith. cherished grandma to Ryan, katie, Brooke, Nikki, Mike, Lana, travis, & alyssa. precious great grandma to aiden, Logan, ella, addison, Jack, camden, Briar, aubree, rachel, Emmitt, Beckett, kadence, Brice, peyton, Ben & ellie. sister of eleanor Fortier & Shirley Brough. Predeceased by brothers Frankie, Norman & Peter delyea. the family received friends at the Land o’ Lakes emmanuel united church, Northbrook on tuesday, october 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m where funeral service followed at 12:00 p.m. Interment Flinton united Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Land o’ Lakes emmanuel united Church or Pine Meadow Nursing Home would be appreciated by Betty’s family.

Monday, 24 September 2018 15:35

DFC Barbeque Sauces

Debbie Fitzerman and her husband David have been in the Information Technology (IT) sector for many years. A few years ago, she suffered a leg injury that led to her spending some time in a convalescent home, and she decided that it was time to reconsider living in a 2-story home in Thornhill, north of Toronto.

A real estate friend of hers recommended looking for a home in the Kingston area. There were a lot of options for them, since all they really needed in order to carry on their IT business was a decent internet connection. With children in both Kingston and Ottawa, they started looking in and around. When Debbie was shown a log home on the Leland Road just outside of Perth Road village, she decided this was the place for them, and David agreed. Since arriving in 2015 they have both jumped into the local community. Debbie is volunteering to bring IT to the public outreach at the nearby Elbow Lake Environmental Centre and has joined two fiddle ensembles and David is a member of the South Frontenac volunteer fire department.

It is her curiosity about the local community and an interest in all things entrepreneurial that has led Debbie to attend an event put on by the Frontenac CFDC a couple of years ago. A representative from the Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) in Northumberland County was speaking about the state-of-the-art commercial kitchen they have opened near Brighton for the artisanal food industry.

This sparked an idea for Debbie, because David had developed a BBQ sauce years earlier, one that was always in demand from family and friends who had tasted it.

“It really was Ann Prichard and the CFDC who are responsible for this business starting up,” said Debbie, when interviewed late last week over charcoal BBQ’ d chicken glazed with original flavour and maple root beer DFC sauce.   

“I went to that meeting out of curiosity. It was only during the talk that I thought to myself ‘why not see what would be involved in bringing the sauce to market,’ since everyone loves it.”

And that’s how DFC sauces were born.

David Fitzerman is a very particular kind of cook.

“I’m kind of OCD [Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] about how I employ the scientific method when developing recipes. I start with the math. I once spent 2 days making micro two cookie batches, developing the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. This was a long time ago, but I still use the same exact recipe today. I can tell you how many chips there are in each cookie,” David said.

“When it came to the sauce, I worked the same way when I first developed it, and when adjusting for commercial sized batches. It has taken even more work as we have been sourcing superior local ingredients for the sauces since we began commercial production.”

The Fitzerman’s travel 90 minutes to Brighton for half day production runs at the OAVC kitchen whenever they need a new batch of sauce.

“It’s a distance for us to travel for sure, but the equipment is all there for cooking and packaging and it works for us,” said Debbie.

“And it has an HACCP (Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Points) approved kitchen, which is something we appreciate,” said David.

The sauce is marketed mostly through word of mouth. The growing network of food sellers and food events promoted by both the CFDC and the #Infrontenac brand have been helpful to DFC sauce.

The sauce is available at Ormsbees mercantile (and the syrup in the maple root beer sauce comes from Ormsbees as well) Glenburnie Grocery, The Sydenham and Verona Foodland stores, Gilmour’s meats, Food Less Traveled, Seed to Sausage, Smart’s Marina and other locations in the region.

It is also available in Ottawa at the Seed to Sausage Store, and is one of the Frontenac County products that is being featured at the new Seed to Sausage food shop in Newmarket, near Toronto.

“We feel that we are part of something by working with the local community, and we are sourcing ingredients locally when we can as well. We use fresh garlic powder made by a garlic producer in Perth, and while it costs a lot more, the difference in flavour is significant,” said David.

DFC sauces, both the original, spicy sauce (with bourbon) and the maple root beer sauce, bring a lot of flavour to any kind of meat without being overly sweet or salty. A third variety is being planned. It is a departure of sorts, since it is a coconut-chili-lime sauce for more oriental influenced dishes.

The Fitzerman’s don’t know where they will take DFC sauces over the next couple of years. Sales have been growing and while it is not as easy to make money selling sauce as in IT, “it is a lot more fun,” said Debbie. “And we are encouraged because people who use our sauces once are always looking for more.”

Monday, 24 September 2018 15:50


Gordon Keith Ball passed away peacefully September 19th 2018 at the age of 95 surrounded by the love and music of his family.

He was greatly loved and respected by Eleanor, his wife of 74 years, and their children Keith (Ann) of Perth, Pat Kirkwood (Ron, deceased) of Kingston, Judy Valiquette (Bill) of Thornhill, Gord (Annette) of Glenburnie, and Don (Don Marshall) of Mississauga. Cherished grandfather to Andrew (Kim) and Elizabeth Ball; Katherine Valiquette; Portia and Shayne Ball; and great-grandfather to Joshua Ball.

Predeceased by parents Stanley and Myrtle Ball of Parham and Verona, brother Norvin of Hamilton and sister Mona Hodgson of Harrowsmith.

Gordon served in the RCAF in WWII. He was proud to have helped so many people throughout his career. An employee of the City of Kingston for 37 years, he served 17 years with the Fire Department before taking up duties as Emergency Measures Coordinator then as the Director of the Neighbourhood Improvement Program. He was a charter member of the Kingston Community Credit Union.

Longtime residents of Kingston in Strathcona Park, and Calvin Park, on retirement, Gordon and Eleanor divided their time between Florida, and their cottage on Eagle Lake, later settling at Kingsdale Chateau, where they continued to meet new friends and play a game of bridge.

The family expresses their appreciation to Dr. Patey and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, Providence Care Hospital for their kindness and consideration. Following cremation, a Celebration of Life will be held at the LaSalle Hotel, 2360 Princess St, on October 12, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Providence Care Hospital in memory of Gordon would be welcomed

Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:12

All Candidates meetings

The Frontenac News is hosting all candidates meetings for the 2018 municipal elections. The schedule is printed below.

*Thursday, Sept 13 Strorrington Centre (SF-Storrington)
Monday, Sept 17 Olden Hall Mtn Grove (CF Dist. 2)
Wednesday, Sept 19 Flinton Rec. Centre (AH Ward 2)
Thursday, Sept 20 Piccadilly Hall (CF Ward 4)
Monday, Sept 24 Kennebec Hall (CF - Ward 1)
*Wednesday, Sept 26 Glen Tay School (Tay Valley)
*Monday, October 1 Perth Road UC SS Hall (SF - Lough.)
Wednesday, October 3 Lions Hall - Verona (SF - Portland)
Thursday, October 4 Denbigh Hall (AH ward 1)
Wednesday, October 10 Grace Ctr.(Sydenham - SF Lough)

Meetings start at 7pm (except the September 19 meeting in Flinton, which starts at 7:30)

*not organised by Frontenac News

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:00

Bakelaar, Cor

BAKELAAR, Cor Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Ollie for over 32 years. Loving father of Judy Ball (Fred), Mike (Michelle), Mike Wilson (Jacy) and Steve Wilson. Opa will be sadly missed by Danielle Ball (Joe), Jeff Bakelaar, Elaina Wilson and Evan Wilson. Dear brother of John (Wilma), Jake (Joanne), Len (Rynie), Hans (Linda), William (the late Wieske) and the late Adrian (Alice), Jim (Hinke) and Peter (Grace). Brotherinlaw of Bill Gancher (the late Stella) and Pat Elliott (the late Joe). Uncle Cor will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their extended families. There will be a Celebration of Cor’s Life on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2 - 5 p..m. at the NISBETT FUNERAL HOME, 600 MONAGHAN ROAD S., PETERBOROUGH 705-7453211. In memory of Cor, donations to the Scott Kidd Memorial Foundation or the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:57

William Frederick Francis

April 7,1961 - September 10, 2018

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Survived by his mother Sandra Carr (Lenard) and predeceased by his father Victor (2007). Bill was the best father to the sons he was so very proud of: Mitch and Quinn. Missed by his daughter-in-law Maria and his grandchildren (Maya and Murphy) who adored their Papa Bill. His spouse Kathy will fondly remember all the good times and laughs they shared. Bill was the best big brother to his siblings Vicki and Mike, and loved always by his brother-in-law Steve Gannon, and sister-in-law Marnie Francis. Uncle Bill will be remembered forever by his Nephew Nick Gannon and his Niece Steph Gannon. In keeping with Bill's wishes, there will be a celebration of life at Keeley Road Ball Diamond on Saturday, September 15th at 1:00pm. Come prepared to share laughs and memories of a life well lived.

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:40

Norris, Reginald Reg

Norris, Reginald Reg passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday August 29th, 2018 at the age of 77 years. He was predeceased by his parents Aubrey and Chrisabelle (Ritchie) Norris. Reg was the cherished husband of Arlene (Kilpatrick) Norris, loved and respected father of Blair (Lesley) and Scott (Stacey) Norris, grandfather of Daniel (Cassandra), Patrick, Kelsey, Emily and Meredith. He will be greatly missed by his motherinlaw Gladys (late Roy) Kilpatrick, sister Kathy (Bob) Gilpin, brothers-inlaw Carl (Joyce), Ray (Nancy), Paul (Margaret Anne Laws) Kilpatrick, sisters-in-law Jane (Mike Mardon) and Amy Kilpatrick, all his family, neighbours and many good friends. Reg retired after many years of service with Bell Canada, he managed Bolingbroke Cemetery with great care and dedication for many years and was active in the Althorpe United Church, the ABC Hall, Westport Outdoor Association, the SS Fire Department, SF Civitan, Round Table Coffee Club and the Tay River Hunt Camp. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street West, Perth Sunday September 2nd, 2018 from 12 Noon to 4:00 P.M. The service to honour his life will be held in the chapel Monday at 10:30 A.M. The interment in Bolingbroke Cemetery will be held privately at a later date. In remembrance of Reg, memorial donations to the Althorpe United Church or Bolingbroke Cemetery would be appreciated

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:39

Clancy, Gladys

Peacefully, at Pine Meadow Nursing Home in Northbrook, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Gladys B. Clancy (nee Boomhower) of Arden at age 92. Beloved wife of the late Clayton Clancy and dear mother of Nancy Scott (Dennis); Richard (Edith) and Cathy Swan (Neil) of Arden; Victor (Lori) of Kingston and the late Nina Maher and Russell Clancy. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchilden. Sister of Kay Knight of Arden and the late Doris Hawley, Dorland, Peter and Jim Boomhower and Rita Palmateer. The family will receive friends at the HANNAH FUNERAL HOME in Tamworth (613-379-2997) on Friday, August 31 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, September 1 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Henderson Cemetery. Memorial donations, by cheque or credit card to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences at

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:50

Delbert Cook

April 7/1941 – August 24/2018

Delbert died with family at his side, of cancer at KGH. He is predeceased by his parents Susie and John Cook, brothers Charlie, John and Silas, and sisters Sara and Susan. Sadly missed by by his wife Joan (nee Hawly), children Debbie Dion (Don), Cindy Marks (Bruce), brothers Jim (Rae), and George (the late Harriet), and sisters Florence, Joyce (the late Tony) and Mary (Vernon), grandchildren David, Adam (Cassandra), Melissa and Cody. Survived as well by many nieces and nephews.

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