34. Lois Christina Keatley
WISHART, Lois Christina (Keatley) - Died, January 2, 2011, at the ageof 103 and an half years to the great loss of her family, friends andcare givers. Up to the end her mind was strong. She lived in her ownhome until the last six months of her life. The love of her life,George Wishart, died more than 40 years before her. As a couple theyvolunteered in Belleville and Hastings County to improve and enhancethe natural environment and the area's heritage worth and to helplocal people in times of trouble. Lois continued to volunteer until afew months before she moved out of her home. Those who knew herdelighted in her wisdom and her constant flashes of humour thatcharacterized her relations with her family, friends and care givers.She had the capacity to make friends of all generations. Lois was alsopredeceased by her older brother Owen Keatley and a 16 year old granddaughter, Leslie Anne Graham. She is survived by her younger brother,Franklin Keatley, 99 years old, whom she enjoyed and loved all theiryears together. Her three daughters and their families have lost thecentral focus of their family. The eldest Marylo Graham (named LoisMary after her mother) lives in Goderich Ontario and is the widow ofJohn O. Graham, has 2 living children. Jennifer is married to RobbWhittall and they have daughters Ann and Robin. Marylo's son Jamie andhis wife Marsha have a combined family of Leslie Ann, John, Meshunda,and Alleyah. The second daughter, Elspeth, is married to James C.Menendez and lives near Perth Ontario. Their elder son, Charlie andhis wife, Christine Post have daughters Katie, Abby and Claire and sonFranklin has 2 sons, Owen and Sam. Daughter, Carol, of Belleville isthe widow of George Proctor. She has a son Glenn and his wife Monicaand a daughter Anne and granddaughter Madelaine. The family would likethose who wish to celebrate Lois's life to join them for a visitationat BURKE FUNERAL HOME, 150 Church St., from 4 to 6 pm on Friday,January 7. The funeral will be held at Bridge St. United Church at 2pmSaturday, January 8, 2011, followed by a reception at the church.Internment will be the following weekend in the Arnprior Cemeterywhere Lois will join her husband George. Rather than sending flowers,the family would appreciated donations by cheque to her favouritecauses, The O'Hara Pioneer Homestead and Conservation Area, GlanmoreHistorical Site and the Salvation Army.
George Mordue Proctor
PROCTOR, George Mordue M.Eng. (Structures) - Died July 28, 2009 at theBelleville General Hospital of pneumonia. Born April 8, 1935 inAshington Northumberland, England. Predeceased by wife GeraldineProctor (nee Fornear), parents Thomas and Jean Proctor and brotherThomas Proctor. Survived by wife Carol Wishart Proctor, Glenn (son)and Monica Proctor, Anne (daughter) and Madelaine (granddaughter)Counter. Also Lois Wishart, Lois Mary Graham and family, Elspeth andJames Menendez and family and Ann Proctor and family. George'sintelligence, kindness and warm smile earned him the friendship ofmany friends and co-workers in Ottawa, Cornwall, Syracuse, Stirlingand Belleville. George bore the Alzheimer's from which he sufferedwith courage and grace. During his illness he was blessed with thecare and friendship of Kristel Nicholas, Barry Flanigan and the Circleof Friends at the Alzheimer's Society, Sue Taylor and Stella Fencottat the Access Centre, the many home helpers from the Red Crossparticulary Nancy, Dorothy, Peggy and Brandy, from the VON Karyn,Anita and Judy and Cathy, the caregivers and residents at the E.J.McQuigge Lodge and in his last illness the doctors and nurses in theemergency department and on the fifth floor at Belleville GeneralHospital. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will beheld on Saturday August 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at theBURKE FUNERAL HOME, 150 Church St., Belleville. Memorial donations tothe Alzhiemer's Society would be appreciated by the family.
35. Franklin Holliday Keatley
KEATLEY, Franklin H. (1911 - 2011) Peacefully at the Arnprior andDistrict Memorial Hospital on Wednesday morning, January 26th, 2011.Franklin Holliday Keatley of Anrprior in his 100th year. Belovedhusband of the late Iris Evans (1980). Loved and survived by his son,Evans (and his wife Sondra) of Arnprior and his daughter, ElizabethMcFarlane of Ottawa. Proud grandfather of Joshua (Catherine) ofCalgary; Bronwyn Keatley (Alexandre Poulain) of Ottawa and SarahSewter (Jonathan) of Kanata and great-grandfather of Annika Keatley,Claire and Liam Sewter. Predeceased by his brother, Owen and hissister, Lois Wishart (late George). Family and friends are invited tothe Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior forvisitation on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and again on Saturday from9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Service to celebrate Franklin's life willfollow at Grace St. Andrew's United Church, Arnprior at 11 o'clock.Rev. Andrew Love officiating. Interment will take place at the AlbertStreet Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Franklin, a donationmade to Grace St. Andrew's United church would be appreciated by hisfamily.
[Ottawa Citizen, January 27, 2011]
36. Phyllis Louisa Holliday
After her mother's tragic death in 1911 "Mother <Millie Watson>brought Phyllis home and she and Ella cared for her until she wasalmost old enough to go to school. Then her father took her to livewith him and Mr. and Mrs. Hewlings. Later, Billy <William Holliday>got his sister Amy Robertson and her family to move in and live withhim and Phyllis. [A Family History by Amelia E. Usher, 1947]
Jocelyn* Anne (Lynn) Wickenden
OBITUARY LYNN WATSON (nee WICKENDEN) It is with love and sadness thatwe announce the death of Lynn - Jocelyn to her brother and sisters -on June 1, 2011. Born on May 25, 1928, Lynn was predeceased by herbeloved son Dougie, and her sister Jean. She leaves her husband of 57years, Jim, her cherished children, Ken (Pat), and Mary, her brotherJohn (Bonnie), sisters Martha (Jim), Harriet (Roy), Alice, and manynieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Mum lived for her family,but she was also an unparalleled friend. With her irrepressible senseof fun, her love of laughter and music, her generosity and warmth, shemade a difference to so many lives. We will all miss her. A memorialservice will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2 p.m. at St. Johnthe Baptist Anglican Church, 233 Ste-Claire Avenue, Pointe Claire,followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, pleaseconsider a donation to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (http://www.lakeshorefoundation.ca/ ) or a charity of your choice.[Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen, June 3 and 4, 2011]
Lynn was born on May 25, 1928 to Jean (John) François Wickenden andCatherine (Annie) Eliza French and named Jocelyn Anne. She was the2nd child in a family that eventually included 5 daughters (Jean,Jocelyn, Martha, Harriet and Alice) and one son (John). She grew upin Three Rivers in a house that she remembered and loved for the restof her life.
After attending Stanstead College in the Eastern Townships, Lynn beganteaching in Lachute, where she met a dashing young ex-RCAF pilot,James K. Watson. Married on September 19, 1953, they made their homein Hawkesbury, Ontario, and had three children: Ken (1954), Dougie(1956) and Mary (1961). Tragically, Dougie drowned in 1959.
In 1965, Jim was transferred to Montreal and the Watson family movedto Pointe Claire where Lynn made many lifelong friends. As music hadalways been a love in her life, she joined Sweet Adelines and sangbass with them for many years. Lynn also became a parishoner at St.John the Baptist Anglican Church and became very involved in manyparish activities.
Early in 1959, Lynn and Jim bought a piece of property on Lac desSucreries in the Laurentians. Going up to “Camp” became a family love.Summer and winter, many weekends and holidays were spent there overthe ensuing decades, both as a family, and with many friends. For along time, Mum did all the cooking on a woodstove – and turned outmany fantastic meals that family and many friends remember fondly.They were very happy years.
By the early ‘80s, Ken and Mary had both left home, and life began tosettle into a slightly altered pattern. Ken married Pat, and moved tothe Yukon, and Mary moved to Edmonton, and then to Jasper. Mum begantaking trips to see them – sometimes with Dad – sometimes on her own.When Ken and Pat moved first to Timmins and then to Elgin, Ontario,Mum didn’t have quite so far to go to see them, but then Mary moved toVictoria, and Mum started to spend a couple of winter months there.When Mary’s job took her to Ucluelet, on Vancouver Island’s westcoast, Mum enjoyed a visit there too. She was never happier than withher children.
Latterly, as Mum’s health began to decline, she was unable to travelas she had. Ken made monthly trips from Elgin to see both parents, andMary came home for extended trips at Christmas and in the summer.These visits were always a joy for Mum. Last fall, Mum moved into anassisted care home in Pointe Claire where she remained connected tofamily and her lifelong friends, but also found friends in her newcommunity. It was a whole new lease of life for her, and her lastmonths were very happy. On April 14th, taking ill, she went into theLakeshore General Hospital. She rallied briefly, and we were able toenjoy further visits with her, and more laughs and stories. The windowwas brief however, and after a further decline, she died peacefully inthe early hours of June 1st, 2011.
Martin Victor (Marty) Akeson
AKESON, Martin (Marty) W.O. II Retired (in his 86th year) Passed awaypeacefully surrounded by his loving family at Stevenson MemorialHospital, Alliston, Ontario on Sunday, March 14, 2004. Beloved husbandof Geraldine Watson of Alliston. Dear father of Diane Tindale of B.C.,Robert Akeson of Georgetown, Richard Akeson of B.C., Jacolyn Akeson ofBarrie and Leonard Akeson of Cookstown. Loved grandpa of Kimberly,Jeffery, Darren, Ian, Aaron, Jason, Jarett, Jordan, Lee, Michael andKathryn. Dear brother of Edward and Rosemarie Akeson of Calgary, andpredeceased by Lester Akeson, Edna Miskell, Norman Akeson and PeterAkeson. Dear brother-in-law of Helen Akeson, Madeleine Akeson, Jim andLynn Watson and Webb and Anne Watson. Marty will be lovinglyremembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and manyfriends. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 VictoriaStreet East, Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. FuneralService will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at11:00 a.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorialdonations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Alliston or theCharity of your choice would be appreciated. An Alliston Legion Branch#171. Service will be held in the Funeral Home Wednesday evening at7:30 p.m. [The Ottawa Citizen]
44. Ainslie Hamilton Dowd
DOWD, Dr. Ainslie Hamilton. At Belleville, Ontario, on July 1, 2005,in his eighty-third year. Husband of the late Betty, beloved father ofGeoffrey (Kathy), Stephen (Jane), Barclay (June), Ainslie (Fiona), andgrandfather of ten. Raised in Ottawa, he served in the RCAF throughoutWWII, and later studied medicine at Queen's University. From1954-1979, he lived in Beloeil, Quebec, where he served the communityas a respected family physician. In 1979, he and Betty moved toNorwood, Ontario, where he practiced family medicine until hisretirement in 1989. He will be remembered for his generosity, ability,honesty, and eccentric humour. A loving husband, great father andadored grandpa, he enjoyed most his time spent in the company of hisfamily, especially at Otter Lake. We will miss him, but he now is atpeace, reunited with Betty, his life's inspiration. A memorialcelebration will be held with family and friends at a later date.Should you wish, a donation to a charity of your choice would beappreciated. [Montreal Gazette - July 4, 2005]
Elizabeth Ives (Betty) Twining
Obituary in Montreal Gazette, March 13, 2004 - "DOWD, Elizabeth(Betty) Twining. Formerly of Beloeil, Quebec. Peacefully at herresidence on March 10, 2004 in her seventy-sixth year. Betty Twiningbeloved wife of Dr. Ainslie H. Dowd of Peterborough, Ontario. Lovingmother of four sons, Geoffrey (Kathy), Stephen (Jane), Barclay (June)and Ainslie (Fiona). Dear grandmother of ten grandchildren. A privatememorial service will be held in memory of Mrs. Dowd. Donations to theHeart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Lung Association would beappreciated."