Amherst Island Obits 3Transcriptions of obits etc for Amherst Island.
ORCHARD, Leonard Keith Oct. 26, 1915, Bath, England Oct. 26, 2003, Amherstview, ON Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital. Beloved husband of Emma for 10 years. Keith was predeceased by his dear wife of 49 years, Frances and his brothers Brian and Gar th and his sister Daphne Campbell. He is survived by his sister Chris Gregg, two daughters Brenda Potter (Limoges, Quebec) and Linda Boast (Moneta, Virginia) and a son Barry (Orlando, Florida). Other loving family includes brother-in-law Dennis Campb ell, daughters-in-law Helene and Terry, sons-in-law Terry and Carl, grandchildren Chris, Charles, Dan and Jodi and five great grandchildren. Keith served in the R.C.A.F. for 24 years serving during WW II. He retired as squadron leader in 1962 and joi ned the Ottawa Board of Education coordinating visiting teachers services until 1980. He enjoyed retirement years in Ottawa, Bath and Amherstview. He attended St. Paul's Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island to which memorial donations in Keith's nam e can be made or to a charity of your choice. Visitation at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Drive (Waterloo Village), Wednesday, October 29, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island, Thursday at 1 1:00 a.m. IN THE CARE OF THE GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, TOWNSHIP CHAPEL WATERLOO VILLAGE 546-5150 gftompk
From: Kingston Whig Standard
MCGINN, Audrey (nee Smith) (formerly of Amherst Island) Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on November 4th, 2003. predeceased by her husband Vincent. Missed by her loving children Terry and his wife Roxanne and Elaine Sillett (nee McGinn). Great ly missed by grandchildren Daniel McDonald (Kim), Angela Shaw (David), Bryan McDonald (Patrice), Kirsten McGinn and Stefan McGinn. Lovingly remembered by her sister Shirley Belmont and her family. Friends will be received at the Central Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 49 Colborne Street (at Clergy) on November 7th between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Our Chapel on Saturday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the Canadian C ancer Society. IN THE CARE OF THE GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, CENTRAL CHAPEL, 546-5454. GFTOMPKINS-CENTRAL.CA 11/6/2003- ID2936688
From: The Napanee Beaver
Date: Friday 22 April 1910
Courtesy Barbara Brown McCusker
CAPTAIN A.F. Holmes (husband of Margaret "Maggie" Brown b. 1836, d/o Thomas Langworthy Brown and Mary Ann McGinnis.
On Thursday, April 14th 1910, death closed an earthly career, of a varied and interesting nature, Captain Holmes life was typical of the adventuresome Anglo-Saxon.
Born at Great Waltham, Essex , England in 1840, he ran away from home when nine years old, when thirteen, he returned from the East Indes, and filled his brothers, and neighbourhood boys with ewonder and discontent with home, by tales of the sea and foreign lands. During the succeeding eight years he followed the sea; was in the expedition for the relief of Lucknow; was at Delhi and Calcutta. He sailed on the Prince of Wales, in a Sir John Franklin search expedition.
Then for a few years he rambled about America, sailing on the Great Lakes in the summers and passing the winter in the Southern States. The outbreak of the Civil War found him with an uncle in Virginia. Here his adventuresome nature led his joining some blockade running expeditions. In 1864 he went to Chicago and during the next ten years was in the real estate business with considerable success. His next venture was in the introduction of crude petroleum for fuel and for the making of illuminating gas, the now well-known water gas system. This was adopted in several Canadian towns, including Napanee. At Marmora crude oil was successfully used in smelting ore.
From promoting gas plants, the Captain became a specialist in horticulture, devoting his attention to the cultivation of the Political Plum Tree, the fruit of which he lived to enjoy. Under the Conservative regime he had rather constant employment and was an efficient officer in several situations. He was employed by the Dominion Government at the Columbian Exposition held at Chicago in 1893, then as inspector of Imigration agencies. Probably the most congenial job was as Captain of the Cruiser for the Marine and fisheries department.
With the advent of the "Grits," the plums fell on "the other side of the fence," and the Captain went to the Phillipines, Japan and China in the interest of the Crown Life Assurance Co., and later was with the Gillette Co. of Toronto.
On December 31st 1861, he married Miss Maggie Brown of Amherst Island, the mother of Reginald, who died at the age of six years, and Fred (Wm. Henry Frederick), who died in New York in 1906. This wife died in 1882.
In 1886 he married Mrs. George Herring. Miss Frieda and Mrs. Alfred Holmes are their two children, who with his step-children, Mrs. G.C.T. Ward, Mrs.J. W. Robinson, Miss Nellie Herring and Mr. John Herring of Buffalo, one brother Mr. William Holmes of chicago and his widow constitute the immediate family living; Mrs. Lawrence Fowler (nee Miss Geoergie Herring) having died three years ago.
The Captain was a man of splendid natural abilities, and his school of experience rendered him unusually interesting. In all situations he possessed a rare vein of humour which was used with modesty and charity. One of his chief characteristics was his great love of home, which makes his loss most deeply lamented by his stepchildren as well as his own children and widow.
Shortly after Christmas, Captain Holmes was striken with apoplexy from which he recovered in a large measure. On Thursday of last week he suffered another attack which proved fatal in a few hours. The funeral on Sunday was conducted by Rev. Rural Dean Dibb, in the Anglican Church.
MRS. I. I. NEILSON - Amherst Island, June 3 - The funeral of the late Mrs. Ida Isabel Neilson was held from her late residence on Friday afternoon at 2:30 to St. Alban's Anglican Church where Service was conducted by Rev. C. C. Brazil, rector of this charge, assisted by Rev. H.C. Secker of Westport and Rev. R.K. Earls of St. Paul's Church. Following the service the cortege proceeded to Glenwood Cemetery where interment was made in the family plot. The pall-bearers were Neilson Roddick, Robert Wright, Arthur Howard, George Ham, John Sheffield and Rod Wright. Relatives and friends were in attendance from Napanee, Kingston, Conway, Lyndhurst, Westport, Port Hope and Toronto. Mrs. Neilson's brother, John Roddick, who resides near Viking, Alta., was also in attendance, arriving the day of the funeral.
On March 15th, 1911, Dr. Roderick Kennedy, for many years a useful and highly respected citizen of Bath, passed peacefully away, in the General Hospital, Kingston. He was born at Cumberland House, on the Saskatchewan River, July 8th 1822 and was therefore in his 89th year. He was the youngest son of Alexander Kennedy, Chief Factor of the Hudson Bay Company, at Cumberland House. His brother, John was surgeon of the Hudson Bay Company at Fort Simpson on the Pacific Coast and represented the District of Nanaimo, in the first Parliament of British Columbia when Sir James Douglas was Governor. His brother, William, was a daring and skillful navigator in the northern seas. In 1854, when Lady Franklin fitted out an expedition to go in search of her husband, Sir John, she selected Captain William Kennedy to command the expedition in the ship Prince Albert. He spent the winters of 1854-5 in the Arctic Seas, and always believed that the expedition would have been successful in finding what became of Sir John Franklin and his comrades, but for the sad loss of Lieutenant Belat, who commanded the other ship, in an ice crevass. A third brother, George, carried on business for a number of years in the early days in Kingston. Roderick, the subject of our sketch was sent when a boy to St. John's School at Fort Garry, on the Red River, now Winnipeg, where he received his early education. His father having died about this time, Sire George Simpson, Governor of the Company, became his friend and adviser. When fourteen years of age he left the school at Fort Garry with a good elementary education received from those pioneer missionaries and teachers, whose memories he always cherished in grateful remembrance and journeyed to Hudson Bay from which place he took ship to London and then to the Orkney Islands. Here he spent a year of more at St. Margaret's Hope, the old home of his ancestors. He then went to Aberdeen, where he attended St. Andrew's College, preparing for his chosen profession. In 1839 he entered the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Edinburgh, and after a distinguished course, graduated in 1844 L.R.C.P.S. Edin. In the same year Sir George Simpson appointed him Surgeon of the Hudson Bay Company at Moose Factory, on James Bay. Arriving in Montreal he started from Lachine early in the winter of 1844-5 with a Company of voyageers and on snow shoes journeyed all the way via Bytown to Moose Factory. Here he spent five years in the discharge of the duties of his office. In 1847 he married Mary, daughter of Governor McTavish, of the Hudson Bay Company, and widow of the late George Ross, Factor of the Hudson Bay Company at Moose Factory.
In 1850 Dr. Kennedy resigned his office in the Company, and with his family returned to Upper Canada by the same route that he had entered the north country six years previously, but this time the journey was *****************************Bath was then a growing **** prosperous place, pleasantly situated on the Bay of Quinte . Here he settled and began the practice of medicine, which continued without interruption for more than half a century. He had many long journeys by day and by night. However thin and treacherous the ice might be, or however rough the bay might be it made no difference. When the call came from Amherst Island of Prince Edward County, the doctor was ready. Had he been half as careful about dollars as he was about the welfare of his patients, the doctor might have been a rich man. He was a worthy example of a noble profession whose reward in the service they have rendered to suffering humanity.
Dr. Kennedy, in addition to his large practice, filled several positions of honor and trust. He was for several years Professor of Anatomy in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Kingston. He was a member of the Bath School Board and also of the Municipal and County Council. He was identified with the Reform party in politics, and in religion was a member of the Anglican Church. Mrs. Kennedy died in 1886. She bore two sons and a daughter to the doctor. The daughter died in infancy.The sons are Dr. Alexander, of Amherst Island, and Roderick, Professor of Music. Dr. Kennedy married Miss Mary Walkem, of Kingston, who also predeceased him. The Rev. Alexander Howard Kennedy, B.A., of Sommerville, near Boston, and Mr. Roderick Kennedy, of Portland, are sons of Dr. Alexander, who married Miss Howard, of Bath. She died a few years ago.
December 16, 1846
Girven Died at Amherst Island, on Thursday morning last, Mr. James Girven, aged 22 years.
From: Kingston Whig
NIXON, John Simon After a courageous battle with cancer, John passed away peacefully in his 43rd year at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital on Thursday, January 22, 2004. Husband of Laurel, much loved father of James and Jeffrey. Dear son of Suzanne Nix on and the late George Nixon. Loving brother of Janice, Joyce and Joanne. Fondly remembered by his several nieces and nephews. A service in celebration of John's life will be held on Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Main St., O dessa (613)386-7373 with Rev. J. Craig officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Amherst Island. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to Providence Continuing Care, St. Mary's of the Lake.
From: Kingston Whig Standard
EVES, Wilmer Claude Passed away September 12, 2003, at the Kingston General Hospital in his 83rd year. He was the beloved husband of Laura Eves (nee York) and dear father of Sylvia Quigley (Joe), Dennis Eves, Marion Battiston (Ray) and Barb Mousseau (Greg). Fondly remembered by ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one great great grandchild.He was the son of the late James and Marion Eves of Amherst Island. Also predeceased by a brother, Norman and sister, Isabel. He is also survived by his brother Harvey and dear niece and nephew Patricia Johnson and Gord MacGregor and many other nieces and nephews. Resting at the Martyn Funeral Home, North Bay, Ontario. Burial service will be held Thursday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m.
From: Kingston Whig Standard
TUGWELL, D. Earle (Veteran RCAF WWII, Retired Mate, Amherst Island Ferry) Entered into rest peacefully on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at the Lenadco Home in Napanee in 87th year. Dear son of the late Irvin Tugwell and Mabel McGinn. Beloved husband of 57 years to Jean M. Wemp. Mr Tugwell is predeceased by his infant son Jeffrey Earle & sisters Gladys Martin, Edna Finnigin & brother Samuel Chester Tugwell. He will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Helen Miller, Beatrice Wemp, Marjorie Tooke & b rothers-in-law, Neilson & Ralph Wemp, nieces, nephews and Island friends. By request, there will be no visitation. Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11:15 a.m. from St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Stella with Rev. F. Harriman officiating. Int erment Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society or Cystic Fibrosis and can be placed through the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Odessa, (613) 386-7373.
From George Halladay
The Kingston Whig – Standard
Tuesday May 27, 1941
Death – NEILSON
At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Richards, North Fredericksburg, on Tuesday, May 27th, 1941, Ida Isabel Roddick, widow of the late James S. Neilson of Stella. Funeral notice later.
From George Halladay
The News Herald
CHARLOTTE HELEN ROBERTS
Mrs. Charlotte Helen Roberts, 50, of Pensacola, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, the beloved daughter of Helen Kipp of Mexico Beach. Ms. Roberts was born in Tallahassee, Fla., and was a longtime resident of Ithaca, N.Y. She recently moved to Pensacola. Ms. Roberts received her Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University and her Master's Degree from the University of Kansas. She was a publication specialist for Cornell University. She is survived by her sons: Patrick Kiefer of San Francisco, Calif., Greg Kiefer of Pensacola, Joey Kiefer of Pensacola; mother, Helen Kipp of Mexico Beach, Fla.; sisters: Patricia Maroney of Chapel Hill, N.C., Robin Rudicell of Pensacola, Judy Roberts-Kidd of Amherst Island, Ontario. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, July 2, at their home, 4300 Whiteleaf Circle, Pensacola. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Florida, 2001 North Palafox St., Pensacola, Fla. 32501 or the American Cancer Society, 701 East Cervantes St., Pensacola, Fla. 32501. Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel Pensacola, Fla. 32501 850-432-7805 3351 Scenic Highway
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