Swarts: Gerald Charles

SWARTS, Gerald Charles (October 3, 1939 – June 30, 2018). Gerry passed peacefully at home on June 30, 2018, surrounded by his loving family after a hard fought battle with cancer. Survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Carol (Hawke) and his two sons Shawn (Samantha Norval) and Chris (Tina Tilbury) and the late Shannon (Doug Graham); the loving Poppa of Zachary, Chase, Haven, Marley, Isaijah, Logan and the late Lucas. Also survived by brothers Keith (Donna), Glen (Paulie), Brian, Ron (Cathy), and sister Marilyn (Cooper). Gerry was born in 1939 and raised on a farm near Nanticoke. Always hard working, he managed two plants building trailers, then went to the American Can, then Ontario Hydro, and finally at the lift bridge in Port Dover. An avid sportsman, he was known for his years of refereeing hockey and umpiring baseball. He was an original member of the Port Dover Oldtimers’ Hockey Team and played for them for many years. His biggest passion was for the game of golf which he played whenever possible, including making his own clubs! Throughout his life his focus was always on his family, always there to help with any job or repair and always at the sports games of his children and grandchildren. His happy smile and cheerful nature will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Gerry’s Life will occur on August 7, 2018 at the Port Dover Community Centre, 801 St George Street from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Port Dover Minor Hockey or Port Dover Minor Baseball. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 71 Norfolk St., N, Simcoe in care of arrangements.  www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

FULLER: Sandra Rose

FULLER – Sandra Rose:  Passed away at home on Friday, June 29, 2018 after a battle with ALS in her 74th year.  Daughter of the Late Albert and Louise Schweyer.  Much beloved wife for 50 years of William (Bill) Fuller.  Dear sister of Linda Link and her husband Ken, Doug Schweyer and his wife Sandy and Wayne Schweyer. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law Carol Brooks and her husband Mel, Pat Miskelly and her husband Doug, Carol Sumner and her husband Bob, numerous nieces and nephews and her many friends.  She was predeceased by her in-laws John and Helen Fuller, sister Norma Cahill (Jim), brothers Clifford and Lyle Schweyer.  Sandra was a member of the Legion Auxiliary of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 142 Dunnville.  Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Sandra’s Life will be held at a later date.  SOUTH COAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 71 Norfolk ST. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements.  Those wishing to make a donation in Sandra’s memory are asked to consider The ALS Association.  www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

LEWKO – Donald (Don) George

LEWKO – Donald (Don) George:  Passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on Friday, June 15, 2018.  He was the loving husband of Barbara (Patterson).  Together they shared 47 years of marriage and love together.  Loving father of Sonia Lewko.  Cherished grandfather of Abbie and Kara Gibbons.  Also surviving is his brother John Lewko (Anne) and many nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by his son Daniel (Dan), parents Sophia and Dan Lewko, sister Jeanette Oucharek and her husband Emil, father and mother-in-law Robert and Allison Patterson, sister-in-law Karen Patterson, brothers-in-law Robert, Allan and Rae Patterson.  A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 2 – 5 p.m. at THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, Branch #63, Collingwood.  Those wishing to make a donation in Don’s memory are asked to consider Community Living Acess/Fusion 4 Inclusion.  SOUTH COAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements.  www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

Begley – Iva “Marie”

Marie Begley is pre-deceased by her son, John Williams, and is survived by her 4 children, daughter Gail Simpson and husband Rodney, daughter Sandy Weisgerber and husband Al, son Ron Williams and wife Leslie McIntosh, daughter Sharon Williams and husband Keith Murphy, her 10 grandchildren, Mark Simpson and wife Tammy Simpson, Dan Williams, Natalie Murphy, Matt Williams and wife Jennifer Williams, Marianne Williams and husband Wade Dutchman, Tanya Simpson, Lisa Weisgerber, Kelly Murphy, Kylee Williams and Makenna Williams, as well as her 11 great-grandchildren, Jessica Simpson, Kyle Simpson, Keegan Darte, Conor Darte, Greyson Williams, Liam Darte, Marshall Williams, Jack Bowerman, Elijah Williams, Micah Dutchman and Jacob Dutchman.

Services will be held on:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Baldock Funeral Home

96 Norfolk St North, Simcoe

Ontario.   N3Y 3N7

 

 

Gruba: Peter Thomas

Gruba – Peter Thomas – Passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the age of 63.  Beloved husband of 45 years to Betty Gruba.  Loving father to Jason (Chantelle), Derek (Stephanie) ad Katrina (Mero).  Proud Papa to Sage, Harlow, Konrad, Reiner, Elsie, Ariel and Ella.  Cremation has taken place.  A private interment will be held at a later date. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION ALTERNATIVE INC. in care of arrangements. 71 Norfolk St North, Simcoe. www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

Atkinson: Brenda Ann

Atkinson – Brenda Ann (nee Young & Church). Brenda, in her 64th year, passed away at home after an extended illness. Brenda was predeceased by both of her father’s Melvin Young and William (Ross) Church.  She is survived by her husband Brian, the love of her life.  She is also survived by her mother Joan Church (nee Fralick), brother Chuck (Cindy) Church, sister Pamela (Martin) Paddock. Survived by her children Nicole Napper, William (Selena) Napper, Crystal (Christopher) Chapman, Brian Atkinson Jr. and her grandchildren Colten, Rindy, Alxis, Macarthur, Raedan, Dane and Jordyn.  At Brenda’s request cremation has taken place and the family will have a private gathering at a later date. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 71 Norfolk St North, Simcoe in care of arrangements.  www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

RIPPEL: Eberhard (Harry)

RIPPEL – Eberhard (Harry):  Passed away at The Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 of Waterford in his 86th year.  Much beloved husband of Hannelore (nee: Oster).  Loving father of Oliver and Brian (Shelley) and grandfather of Mason.  Also surviving are family in Germany.  There will be a Memorial Service at THE KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 11 Patricks Dr., Brantford on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2 p.m.  Cremation has taken place.  SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 71 Norfolk St. n., Simcoe in care of arrangements.  Those wishing to make a donation in Harry’s memory are asked to consider The Watch Tower Society.  www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

Matier: Hazel “Alice”

Matier – Hazel “Alice”. Passed away at Norview Lodge on Friday, May 18, 2018 in her 90th year.  She is survived by her loving family. Cremation has taken place. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 71 Norfolk St North, Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in Alice’s memory are asked to consider a charity of one’s choice.   www.southcoastfuneralservice.com

KLIMCHUK: Carl Stanley

KLIMCHUK – Carl Stanley: Passed away at his residence surrounded by the love of friends and in the presence of his sisters Kathy and Julie on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in his 69th year.  A lifelong residence of Wilsonville.  Carl is survived by his siblings Walter, Annette, Edward, Kathy, Julie and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Betty Klimchuk, siblings Helen and Karen. We acknowledge with gratitude the many years of care by Dr. Abbott and more recently the LHIN H&CC especially Roxanne, Manny and Jen.  In keeping with Carl’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service.  SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES, 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements.  Those wishing to make a donation in Carl’s memory are asked to consider The Simcoe and District Humane Society.

DZIEGIEL: Monika

DZIEGIEL – Monika:  Passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, May 14, 2018 in her 63rd. year.  Daughter of Margaret and the Late Joseph Tewes.  Loving wife of Ed Dziegiel.  Loving mother of Kyle (Claire) and Kim (Alex Postma).  Cherished grandmother of Ava.  Also surviving  are her sisters Angela Lados (Tony), Edith DeCloet, Maggie Murray (Dave), sister-in-law Joan Tewes and brother-in-law Roman Dziegiel (Liz Lanigan), numerous nieces and nephews.  Monika was predeceased by her brother Karl Tewes.  In keeping with Monika’s wishes all services will be private.  Cremation has taken place.  Those wishing to make a donation in Monika’s memory are asked to consider The Canadian Cancer Society.