Obituaries

Lewin, Steven Michael

lewin 2018Steven Michael Lewin, 70, passed away suddenly on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound.

Steve was born on February 7, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario to William James and May Lewin(Walker). He graduated from Malvern Collegiate Institute, Toronto and from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Education. On June 16, 1967, he married Ainsley Evelyn Walford after two years of courtship following a chance badminton match at a friend’s Christie Beach cottage. Steve worked as an elementary school teacher at St. Vincent Euphrasia Elementary School School from 1972 until his retirement in 2003. He will be fondly remembered for his “joke of the day”, a favourite teacher for so many.

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Oliver, Joan Dorothy

JoanOliver2018Joan Dorothy Oliver (née Butcher) of Meaford, ON (formerly Elmira, ON; born November 11, 1944 in Colchester, UK) passed away after a brief but courageous battle against cancer on January 10, 2018.

Daughter of the late Arthur Butcher and Grace (Swainston) Butcher, Joan is mourned, after 54 glorious years of marriage, by her husband Terrence V. Oliver, and all four of her children: Tracy (Rick) Hoffman, Kelly (Nick) Oliver, Linda (Manuel) Oliver, and her son, Matthew Oliver. She is sorely missed by her nine grandchildren: Joshua and Allyson Gerber; Savanna, Phoenix and Quinn Oliver; Nola and Coen Oliver; and Tyson and Reese Kuepfer. Joan is also survived by her sister Valerie Giles of Kitchener ON. 

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Stewart, Blanche

stewart jan 2018Passed away in Clinton on Wednesday January 10, 2018, the former Blanche Cubitt, in her 90th year

Beloved wife of the late Carmen Stewart, loving mother of Myrna (Glen Smith) and the late Gloria Catalano.  Loving grandmother of Kevin (Angela) and Darlene (Terry Brighton). Sadly Missed by great grandchildren; Jamie Dale and Amanda Smith and Dustin and Danielle Brighton.

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Hunter, George Ellwood

hunter2017 200George Ellwood Hunter (better known as Al Hunter, The Cabinet Man), 79, of Owen Sound, Ontario, passed away on Monday, December, 25th, 2017, at Chapman House residential hospice in Owen Sound.

Son of the late Erskine Hunter and Rosie (Wall) Brown. Al is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marjorie Hunter (nee Robertson) of Owen Sound; his daughters Sharon of Owen Sound, Sandy (See) and her husband John, of Holland Centre, Wendy (Jansen), of Owen Sound; son Willard and his wife Kathy Jo, of Kitchener; grandchildren Mathew, Jonathan, Jeremy, Marissa, Andrew, Misti, and Savannah; and great grandchild Kennedy Anne. He is also survived by his sisters, Olive Bryanton of Prince Edward Island, and Velma Owen, of New Brunswick; sister-in-laws, Linda Hunter, of Malpeque, P.E.I., and Kaye Warwick, of Owen Sound; brother-in-laws, Alan Robertson, of Owen Sound, and Jim Robertson (Karen), of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his brother Preston Hunter, of P.E.I.; brother-in-law, Peter Warwick, of Owen Sound; and granddaughter, Melissa, of Owen Sound.

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Murray, George Beverley

murray2017

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday December, 1st 2017, “Bev” Murray, in his 81st year.

 Beloved husband of Rosalie (Nee Shields) of Temple Hill.

 Loved brother of Patricia Hadley of Barrie, and William Murray of Courtice.

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