All services are private
GOODWIN- Irene Helen- Peacefully at Dover Cliffs Long Term Care, Port Dover on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Roy Goodwin (1987). Loving mother of Melvin and his wife Kathie. Dear grandmother to Tina General (Harold) and Phillip Goodwin, 2 step grandchildren Leah Ann Wilson (Scott) and David Wilson (Sue), 9 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by her siblings, Tommy, Ralph, Evelyn, Muriel, Doris, Harold and Margaret. Friends and family will be received at Baldock Funeral Home Chapel 96 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 10:00 till 11:00 a.m. Funeral service for Irene will follow at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Gary Patterson officiating. Interment to follow at Selkirk Union Cemetery. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Irene’s memory they are asked to consider Purrfect Companions (www.purrfectcompanions.ca). SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREAMTION ALTERNATIVES INC. 71 Norfolk Street North Simcoe (519) 426-5102 in care of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com
Arrangements incomplete at this time
Arrangements incomplete at this time
DRAPER: William Harry (Bill)- Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in his 71st year. Survived by his wife Betty. Step father to Torie (Scott) Brown. Loving Popa to Sydney and Taylor. Also survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Keeping with Bill’s private nature there will be no formal funeral service. Cremation has taken place. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519) 426-5102 in care of arrangements. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Bill’s memory they are asked to consider the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to extend a sincere Thank You to the nurses on 4B who took incredible care of Bill. Online condolences can be left at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com
ROMANIUK: Roman – It is with great sadness that the Romaniuk family announces the peaceful passing of Roman Romaniuk Sr. at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe at the age of 70 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He will be tremendously missed by his mother and best friend Josephine Romaniuk, pre-deceased by his father Fedir Romaniuk. Loving father of Jennifer Romaniuk and son Roman Romaniuk Jr. (Valerie). Precious grandchildren Tatum, Farrah & Brant Romaniuk, sister Kathi Giles (Daryl), brother Bob Romaniuk Sr (Irene), nieces and nephews Bobby, Lisa, D.J., Leanne, Lana and Great nieces and nephews. To all who knew Roman, he was a wonderful and caring individual with tremendous affection for others. Roman was a cherished son, brother/bother in law, father, grandfather, uncle, friend and confidant. He dedicated his time to help others, lent a soft ear and offered wise guidance. He was a natural role model of values and love as a Pépère to his Tatum, Farrah & Brant. Roman, will fondly be remembered for his positive outlook on life, well expressed by the following words he has left for us: Present moments cannot last; in no time they are gone; so let’s not waste them on the past, for so many reasons live them, then move on. Forget the ones that bring you pain; or a tear into your eye; live them quick, move on again; there’s something new to try. Don’t build a cage around yourself; with bars of love gone wrong; let sadness only be your help; in writing happy songs! He will be forever in our hearts. In respecting his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held for Roman at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church (Hall), 125 Thompson Road East, Waterford on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC. 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519) 426-5102 in care of arrangements. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Roman’s name they are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be left at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com
DESCAMPS: Eric Marcel- Peacefully passed away at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Monday, November 27, 2017 in his 81st year. Pre-deceased by his parents Gerard and Madeline Descamps. Loving husband to Jeannine. Dear father of Diane Murton, Rick Descamps, Lori-Ann Descamps, Jamie Descamps and Doreen (Rob) Bennell. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Shawn (Jamie), Marissa, Eddie (Amanda), Alissa (Nick), Dawson and great grand-children Bentley and Olivia. He is survived by his sister Gerarda DeRoo and niece Joanne (Jim). Pre-deceased by a brother-in-law Maurice DeRoo. Eric was a tobacco farmer in Delhi for many years. You could also find him working at Beaver Lumber and he was a member of the Delhi Golf Club. Eric had a special passion for gardening and building bird houses, he was also a 4th degree Knight of the Knight’s of Columbus. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will take place in February in Langton. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519) 426-5102 in care of arrangements. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Eric’s name they are asked to consider Purrfect Companions of Norfolk. Online condolences can be left at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com
COOPER: Gwendolyn Mae – Passed away surrounded by her loving family at Norfolk General Hospital, Palliative Care on Friday, November 24, 2017 in her 91st year. Predeceased by parents Major Thomas Coleman and Gertrude (Holt). Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. Loving mother of Leslie (Larry) Garlow and Laurie. Cherished grandmother of Kyle (Jacqueline), Melanie (Vito), Lee (Kourtney) and great grandmother of 6. A private internment will take place at a later date. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Gwen’s memory they are asked to consider a charity of choice. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519) 426-5102 in care of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.southcoastfuneralservices.com
VAN KIRK (WILLIS): Margaret Kathleen- Passed away at Terrace Lodge in Aylmer, Ontario on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in her 97th year, with her daughter Cathy and granddaughter Kellie holding her hands. Margaret was the daughter of the late Marguerite and James Key. Forever sweetheart and wife of the late Henry Harrison (Pete) Van Kirk. (Wife of the late Earle Willis). Beloved mother of Cathy and son in law Trevor and the late Mary (late son in law Ken). Dearest sister of Josephine Ireland (late Gordon) and the late Irene Wilson (late Ross). Much loved Grandma to Kellie, Gillian and Jon, Michael and Rosa, Vanessa and Steve. Adored G.G. by her seven great grandchildren: Brittanie, Sabrina, Kailynn, Kyler, Ryann, Samantha Mary and James. Loved Auntie to Carol (Bob) Stephenson and Great Aunt to Jacqueline Stephenson.
Margaret grew up in Toronto, was a concert Violinist in her teens, met her sweetheart ‘Pete’ in 1935, married in 1941. In 1941 Pete went off to war in Europe. Margaret became a ‘sharpshooter’ (in case she was needed to help the war effort); worked in a munitions plant; worked at the T. Eaton Company and kept the home fires burning until her beloved returned from overseas in 1945. They had two daughters, Cathy and Mary. In 1952 Margaret and Pete moved from Toronto to Scarborough where Pete became a Firefighter. Over the years Margaret was a Brownie and Girl Guide leader, softball coach, member of the U.C.W, and ‘foster’ mother to several children. In 1967 Pete lost his life in the line of duty. Margaret had a brief marriage to the late Earle Willis and was long-time friend of the late Brian McKenzie. Margaret was a long-time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles where she held office as President of the Ladies Auxiliary, was a member of the Drill Team, became ‘Life Mother’ and a Life Member. Margaret was also Mayor of Terrace Lodge Resident’s Council for three terms. Margaret loved to dance, spend time with her daughter Cathy and Trevor in Oakville then S.W. Ontario and her late daughter Mary and Ken in Newburgh, Ontario. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret will be missed by Pauline and Paul Gilbert and family, Barbara and David Whitford, Wynne and Ron Webster, Vlasta and Don Kemp, Zamina and Mac MacDonald, Stan and Bev McIntyre, Joan and Arnold Deakin (England), John and Kathleen Hoban (England), Sheila and Jim Brooks (England),Julie and Neil Whitford (England) and the rest of the family and friends in England. Margaret will be missed by her many friends at Terrace Lodge, in Aylmer. Mom you are an Angel now with Dad and Mary. You will live forever in our hearts and dreams. Cremation has taken place and a private family service has been held. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC., 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519) 426-5102 in care of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com
SLOAT: George- Passed away peacefully at the West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in his 91st year. Son of the late George and Mabel Sloat. George is survived by his brother Frank Sloat of Boston, sister Pearl Eagleton of Brantford and nephews Lloyd and Kirk of Hagersville. Predeceased by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Cremation has taken place. A private family service has been held. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in George’s memory they are asked to consider the West Haldimand General Hospital Foundation. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC., 71 Norfolk Street North Simcoe in care of arrangements (519) 426-5102. Online condolences can be left at www.southcoastfuneralservice.com
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