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Obituaries

MACHAN, Bill

William “Bill” Machan, 87, of Mount Forest passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Machan (2018). Dear father and grandfather of David (Valerie) – Ryan, Rachel; Sharon Tomlinson (Jim) – Jeremy, Tim; Denise Friedel – Micah, Stephanie, Robert, Heidi; Joan Brown (Ken) – Holly, Tricia,…

BLENDER, Helen

Helen passed away peacefully with her family by her side, in the care of Louise Marshall Hospital, in Mount Forest. Helen will be deeply missed by her three children Claus, Helmut (Nathalie), and Heidi (Stephen). She will be remembered with love by her grandchildren Dustin, Andrea, Stephanie, Samantha and Benjamin. The family would like to…

COFFEY, John Andrew

April 12, 1945 - January 17, 2020

John Coffey (Jack) passed away January 17, 2020 at Southlake Residential Care Village in Newmarket Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, John Elmer Coffey 1983 and Mary Marguerite Coffey (Miller) 2008. Jack was born in Arthur, ON and is survived by siblings Marilyn Sorochan, Newmarket ON, Marie and Rick Owen, Edmonton, AB, Rita and…

AITKEN, Scott

Scott William Aitken, of Mount Forest, passed away at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 in his 45th year. Beloved husband of Krista Aitken (nee Officer). Loving father of Alyssa and Lauren Aitken and Cade Aitken-Rutledge. Cherished son of Bill and Joyce Aitken. Dear brother of Gwen and her husband Jeff…

LAWRENCE, George Arthur

of Mount Forest passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in his 74th year. Beloved son of the late George and Daisy (Beetlestone) Lawrence. Brother of Catherine and Brian Boyne of Kincardine. Uncle of Julie White of West Lorne, Michael Holtom and Adrienne of London, Kim Wendt of Pembroke, Jackie and…

ROWLAND, Willa

Peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, in her 95th year, now back in the arms of her best friend and loving husband Hillis (2010). Mom’s contagious laugh, humour, wit and smile will be dearly missed by her family, Gayle Fysh (Don), Jim (Bente), Brent (Wendy), and Dan (Nancy); grandchildren…

MCKECHNIE, Williamina (Ina) Davies (nee Currie)

of Markdale and formerly of Arthur passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in her 89th year. Loving mother of Darlene Kilgour (Dan), Alex McKechnie (Melissa) and Allister McKechnie (Marissa). As a cherished grandmother she will be deeply missed by her beloved grandchildren Iain (Andria), Kyle (Jackie), Cassandra, Elizabeth, Fionnah, Martin (Tanya), Bramley, Ken…

EARLY, James Arthur (Jim)

Peacefully at Grand River Hospital on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the age of 63. Loving Dad of Sarah Early, Rebecca Early (Jonathan) and Jarrod. Cherished grandfather of Peyton, Emmett and Noah. Remembered by his sister Mary Jo Lockie (John). Predeceased by his parents Daniel and Mary; and his brother Daniel. Jim will also be…

DUNN, Norman

Norman “Poppy” Leslie Dunn, of Mount Forest, passed away at Royal Terrace, Palmerston, on Monday, January 6th, 2020 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Alma Dunn (nee Slater). Loving father of Karen and her husband Derek Hankinson and Tracey and her husband Ken Sivill. Cherished grandfather of Devon, Brittany and her husband Spencer, Rachel,…

ARKELL, (Robert) Bruce

passed away peacefully on January 2nd after a short battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. He was in his 75th year. He was a man who had so much love to share and in return was loved dearly. He was an active contributing member of the community. A member of the Elora Legion…

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