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Obituaries

JANSSEN, Theodore (Theo)

December 4, 1932 - March 18, 2020

Beloved husband of Mary (Hermina) Janssen. Passed away peacefully on March 18, 2020. Theo was born at home in Sevenum, Netherlands. He had four sisters and three brothers. In his youth, he enjoyed competing in equestrian horse jumping events. In 1955, he emigrated by ship to Canada. He discovered an interest in agriculture by working…

GIBSON, Albert

Albert James Gibson passed away at Caressant Care, Harriston on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the age of 85. He was the son of the late Alex and Alice (Newton) Gibson, and all were life-long residents of Lower Drew. Albert is survived by his wife Jane (DeVore) Gibson, and by his children Glennyce Gibson and…

FLEET, Robert Theodore Wesley “Bob”

of Palmerston passed away peacefully at the Fordwich Village Nursing Home on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in his 83rd year. Predeceased by his parents John Wesley Fleet and Florence (Cookman). Stepbrother of John and Hilda Hutton and Russel and Jesse Cousland. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and friends. Bob was born in…

SPALING, Alice (Aly) (nee Lubbers)

of Drayton went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on 17 March 2020 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Tony Spaling (2009). Alice and Tony immigrated to Canada and the Drayton area in 1953, where they raised their five sons. She was a wonderful, loving mother, and known in her…

HOBSON, Alexander Ernest

Passed away peacefully in Hospice on March 16, 2020. Alex was born and raised in Toronto, where he spent his career specializing in commercial hand-lettering and teaching his craft at George Brown College. He retired to Elora in June, 1998. Beloved husband to his wife Willow, adored father to Julie, Valerie, Christopher and Jason (Terri)…

LINDSAY, Robert William

May 18, 1948 - March 21, 2020

It is with sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather Robert William Lindsay on March 21, 2020 at the age of 71 years. Robert was born in Fergus Ontario May 18th, 1948 and passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital. Robert is survived by his…

DOWNEY, Terry

of Ayton passed away peacefully at the Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, March 23, 2020 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Nancy (Grein). Dear father of Leanne and Doug Bell of Arthur, Danielle and Chris Sauer of Drayton, Kristen Downey of Mount Forest. Grandfather of Emma, Jack, Grace, Olivia, Madison, Will…

LEWIS, Wayne Anthony

October 24, 1959 - March 14, 2020

Wayne Anthony Lewis, age 60, passed away on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound. He fought a short fierce battle with cancer. Wayne wholeheartedly completed his bucket list. An avid outdoorsman he was happiest when enjoying nature. Born October 24th, 1959 at Guelph, Ontario. Son of Charles Dudley Lewis and…

BRUNSKILL, AGNES (nee Van Vliet)

August 19, 1932 - March 10, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Agnes on March 10th 2020, following a long and difficult struggle with C.O.P.D. Agnes was the loving wife of the late Murray Brunskill, dear mother of Dave Brunskill (Carol), Anne Kell (Larry), Murray Brunskill (Anne) and Paul Brunskill (Lizann). Proud grandma of Julie (Shayne),…

WALSH, Shirley

Shirley Anne (McLellan) Walsh passed away at her home in Clifford on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in her 93rd year. Shirley was the wife of Raymond Walsh, and mother of Lynne O’Dwyer and her husband Paul, Bob Hunter and his wife Sylvia, and Susan Smith. Remembered by her grandchildren Stewart and Paula Smith, Murray and…