Saturday, December 31, 2011

Obituary Notice for Herbert George Norris (LM402)

Peacefully, at KGH on December 29, 2011. Predeceased by his first wife Annie Norris (Amos). Survived by Diane Norris (Grey) and her family. Beloved father of James, Evelyn, George, David (Diane). Loving grandfather of Tony, Elaine, Christine and Shane and great-grandfather of six. Brother of Bill (deceased), Beatrice, Bob, Mary and Winston. Honourable member of the Korean Veterans Association. Friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME (49 Colborne St.) on Friday, December 30 from 7-9 pm and Saturday, December 31 from 11 until the time of the service in our chapel at 1 pm. Interment at Cataraqui Cemetery to follow. For those wishing, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Obituary Notice for Donald Campbell Kerr (Sigs Club)

Born Montreal, Quebec May 11,1921 – Departed Port Perry December 15, 2011. Quietly in his sleep after a brief battle with Lymphoma. Leaves best friend Yvonne Pepper, Children – Patricia, Deborah, Donald, Charles, Desiree, Grandchildren – Jesse, Jamie, Lauren, Ian, Deanna, Holly and Andrew, Great Grandchildren – Abbey, Liam, Victoria and Charlotte. Pre-deceased by Wife Doris (Pat), Son Campbell and Grandson Nicholas. After graduating University of Toronto Schools (UTS) and working for Bell Canada, Don joined the 2nd Division Signals as a signalman then attended the Officer’s Training Center rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He volunteered for overseas duty in 1942, landed with the troops at Gold Beach on D-Day and saw continuous action as part of Operation Market Garden, the liberation of Holland. Mentioned in Dispatches for Distinguished Service and decorated with the Oak Leaf Cluster, Don was promoted to Captain and, in the postwar years, to Major. He served as an Aide de Camp to Ontario Lieutenant Governors, the Honourable Keiller MacKay and Honourable Earl Rowe. To ensure that future generations of Canadians would know and understand the sacrifice made for freedom, Don produced a DVD and delivered lectures to schools across southern Ontario. In October 2011, Don received the Minister of Veteran Affairs Commendation, an award recognizing those who provided outstanding service to their country, their communities and their fellow Veterans. Don had an outstanding career in the land development and Real Estate industry. A strong advocate for municipal planning, he participated in the development of Canada’s ``First Planned Community`` Bramalea, projects in Orange County California and ultimately assembled large tracts of land into what has become the heart of Mississauga. He had a strong sense of civic duty serving as a member of Etobicoke Council from1965-1982, member of the Conservative Party and a lifelong Kiwanian. For the last 10 years, Don became a well known and respected member of the community of Port Perry. He had a great passion for boats and music especially big band, swing and jazz. Though his last note has sounded, like a catchy tune, his memory springs easily to mind. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Donald Kerr was held in the chapel on Tuesday December 20, 2011. Memorial donations to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Obituary Notice for Albert Vernon McConnell LM393

Unfortunately the death of this member was missed in the regular review of local papers. It was recently brought to our attention by daughter Nancy.

McCONNELL, Albert Vernon (Veteran WW II) - Peacefully at Fairmount Home Kingston on Saturday, October 22, 2011 in his 95th year. Beloved husband of 63 years to Earla (nee Credicott). Loving father of Nancy Denny (Phil) and much loved grandfather of Jessica Denny (Jason Melo) and Larissa Denny. Dear brother of Ernest Kohnle (the late Ollie), James Kohnle (Marg), Ann Sawyer and the late Charles Kohnle (Barb). Funeral Service was held at ROBERT J. REID & SONS FUNERAL HOME, on Friday, October 28, Interment was at Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family