April 27, 2016
Vol.129, No. 8




Pat Van Bridger
Pat Van Bridger passed away in Winchester on Sat., April 16, 2016. He was 65.
He was the beloved son of Jim Van Bridger (Kay) and the late Doris Utman. He was the loving father of John (Kourtney) and Jennifer Van Bridger (Scott). He was the cherished grandfather of Coby and Tyler. Pat will be sadly missed by his brothers, Al  (Sharon) and Dave Van Bridger (Lorna).
A memorial service will be held at the Winchester Wesleyan Church, 537 Main St. West in Winchester, on Sat., April 30 at 11 am, followed by a luncheon at the church to which all friends are welcome.
Donations may be made to Winchester Wesleyan Church. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Condolences, tributes or donations may be made online at www.hpmcgarry.ca
The arrangements were entrusted to Daniels Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry in Winchester (613-774-1117).

Charles Guy
Charles Andrew Guy, a long time resident and businessman of Brockville, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tues., Feb., 16, 2016. He was 89.
Charles was born in Inkerman on Oct. 14, 1926 to John Wylie Guy and Iva Sophia (nee Fawcett). He attended a one room schoolhouse for his elementary education in Inkerman and boarded in South Mountain for high school.
A member of the famous Inkerman Rockets for one year, Charles maintained a special friendship with coach and former teacher, Lloyd Laporte.
In the fall of 1942, he and another boy from Inkerman, Angus Hurley, boarded a train and headed west to help with the harvest during wartime. They landed in Fillmore, Sask. and were housed in a bunkhouse still standing over 50 years later on a revisit.
Being raised on a dairy farm, when an opportunity to buy a farm in Brockville or Ottawa became available, he purchased a piggery operation in Brockville on Chemical Road in September of 1947; a place he would call home for the next 68 years.
Charles married Kay on Oct. 7, 1947 in a quiet, private service with only their two mothers as witnesses.
Charles added a hennery operation a short time later, which became Kay’s responsibility. Along with Lawrence Lalonde, they were instrumental in the introduction of Landrace pigs into the Canadian market. He was a member and officer of the Federation of Agriculture in Leeds County for many years.
In the early 1960s, a passion for flying became a reality when, as a member of the newly formed Brockville Flying Club, he received his wings from the initial flying instructor Willie Neelan.
During this time, Charles began purchasing property in the South Mountain area. He saw a business opportunity and began cash cropping corn. He became a distributor for Pioneer Seed Corn, and he and Kay enjoyed a Caribbean cruise and a trip to Hawaii with other distributors.
In the summer of 1964, Charles, along with partner David Berry and promoter Ralph Hurley, founded Highland Golf Course on the property directly east of his piggery and hennery operation. In the ensuing years as the popularity of the game increased, it was decided to cease his farm operation in Brockville and expand to 18 holes, which opened in the summer of 1970.
Charles enjoyed hunting, and fishing in his younger years. He enjoyed trips to Northern Ontario for moose hunting as well as deer hunting trips with special friends. From his fly-in fishing trips in Northern Quebec to tuna fishing off Newfoundland, salmon fishing in Michigan and British Columbia, to fishing at Great Bear Lake or in the Gulf of Mexico for grouper and snapper fishing, he enjoyed the camaraderie with family and friends as well as the trophy or catch.
He spent many winters in Florida, where he was able to relax, enjoy more time with friends, and even find time to golf.
After receiving treatment for prostate cancer, he formed a tournament committee, donating his course and raising funds for prostate cancer research. During the 12 years the tournament ran, more than $610,000 was raised and split between Kingston and Ottawa Cancer Centres.
As that committee ended, Charles saw the need to support  the local hospital, and another committee was formed to support the unfunded Cardiovascular Rehab Program with the help of the Civitan, Kinsmen and Lions Clubs. Over the past five years, they were able to raise approximately $325,000.
He leaves behind his wife, Kay (Hurley), and his children, Carol Dunn (Garry) of Brockville, and Cathy Thomas (Robert) of Mallorytown. He was a loving grandpa to his four-legged grandkids Knickers, Muffy, and Sophie.
Charles was predeceased by his parents and brother, Ralph. He is survived by sisters-in-law, Geraldine (Ralph) Guy and Billie (Frank) Yates. as well as nieces and nephews David, Bryan and Cheryl (Davies) Yates; and David and Heather Hurley. He is also survived by several cousins.
Visitation and funeral took place at Barclay Funeral Home on Sat., Feb. 20. The service was conducted by Rev. Kirk Perry of Brockville Wesleyan Church. The pallbearers were Chris Guy, David Guy, Blake Fawcett, Bob Mustard, Sheldon McCarthy, and Michael McMahon. The honourary pallbearers were Jim Fairfield, Paul Fournier, John Ross, Jack Gorman Alex Stillwell, and Shep Laporte. Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville followed the service.

John Coulombe
John Coulombe passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Thurs., April 21, 2016. He was 78.
He was the beloved husband of Patricia McCleave. He was the loving father of Darren Coulombe and Roddy Coulombe (Brenda Harlow), and the cherished Grandpa of Stéphane, Kyle, Devlyn, and Draedyn. He was the stepfather of Stephen McCleave, Wendy O’Connor, David McCleave, Lori McCleave, and Shawn McCleave. John will be sadly missed by his sister, Laurie Mitchell; brothers, Rick Coulombe (Judy), and the late Roger Coulombe; nephew Jason; and niece Karen.
John was an active member of the St. Clare’s Anglican Church and Parish Council. He was also an active member of the NATO Veterans’ Organization of Canada. He was a proud and accomplished wood-turner. Friends and family are invited to visit St. Clare’s Anglican Church, 2530 Falcone Lane in Winchester, on Thurs., April 28 from 1 to 2 pm. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held in the Sanctuary at 2 pm.
Donations may be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or St. Clare’s Anglican Church.
Condolences, tributes or donations may be made online at www.hpmcgarry.ca
The arrangements were entrusted to Daniels Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry in Winchester (613-744-1117).

Angela Doreen Daly
June 27, 1968 – April 22, 2016

Angela Doreen Daly, proud partner of Mountain Ridge Farm, passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Fri., April 22, 2016, in her 48th year. 
Angela spent her last days continuing to live as fully and joyfully as if she had the rest of her life, keeping busy with her volunteering, and spending time with family. She was the dearly loved wife of Andreas Jampen, and the “amazing Momma Bear” to her four children, Kyleigh, Caitlin, Patrick, and Riley. Angela was the loving sister to Erin (Mike) and Liam (Saxon), and dear daughter of Doreen and the late Reggie Daly. She was the daughter-in-law of Rudolf and Irene Jampen, and the sister-in-law of Ruedi (Eleanor), Pia (Burkhard), Stephan (Alejandra), and Christoph. She was the aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She is remembered by her family and friends for her caring nature, her dedication to those around her and for what she did.
Visitation was held at the Daniels Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 472 Main St. in Winchester (613-774-1117) on Mon., April 25 and Tues., April 26. The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew’s United Church, 10532 Church Rd. in Hallville today (Wed., April 27) at 1 pm. A private family interment will follow. Following the service, all are invited to attend a reception at the Mountain Township Agriculture Society Hall, 2967 Lough Rd. in South Mountain.
As an expression of sympathy donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre or the Dundas County Hospice would be appreciated.
Condolences, tributes or donations can be made online at www.hpmcgarry.ca

Daniel Hall McLaren
Daniel Hall McLaren, of South Mountain, passed away peacefully at The Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre on Tues., April 19, 2016, in his 90th year. 
He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Wood), and the loving Dad of Berdeane Cook, Shirley Kruis (Jack Baker), Dave McLaren (Bev), Patricia Allen (Kevin), and Tamie Hehn (Rob Frederick). He was the cherished Grandpa of Larry, the late Kevin, Samantha (Janice), Robert, Michael (Kim), Christopher (Sara), David (Suzette), Bobby Joe (Tracey), Ryan (Naomi), and Trevor, and great-grandchildren Mia, Lila, Crue, Lexi, Kane, and Jaden. Daniel was predeceased by his siblings, Jennie Durant, Johnny, Harold, Horace, and Dalton. He was the dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Dan rested at the Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Fri., April 22 from 10 am until the time of the service in the chapel of the funeral home at 12 noon, followed by interment at South Gower Cemetery.
By family request, donations may be made to The Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre Foundation.
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Duncan Daniel Levere
Feb. 23, 1925 – April 22, 2016

Duncan Daniel Levere passed away peacefully at Groves Park Lodge in Renfrew on Fri., April 22, 2016, in his 92nd year.
He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Jean Levere (nee Judd). He was the loving father of Faye (Doug), Danny, and the late Karen (Joe). He was the proud grandfather of three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a special uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his niece, Dawn; great niece Jenna (Matt); and their children, Wyatt, Ty, and Cody. Duncan was predeceased by his mother, Mabel, his father, Harold, and his three sisters, Audrey, Joy, and Joyce. Duncan was an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a very proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Winchester Branch 108.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Daniels Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 472 Main St. in Winchester, (613-774-1117) today (Wed., April 27) from 6 to 8 pm, and on Thurs., April 28 from 9:30 am until the funeral service in the chapel at 11:30 am. Interment at Springhill Cemetery in Metcalfe will follow the service.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital, 566 Louise St., Winchester, Ont. K0C 2K0 or to the Royal Canadian Legion Winchester Branch 108 would be greatly appreciated by the family.  
Condolences, tributes or donations may be made online at www.hpmcgarry.ca

Alton David Lagrove
Alton David Lagrove passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street site, on Thurs., April 21, 2016. He was 87.
He was the beloved husband of Nelda, and dear father of Stephen Lagrove, and Deborah Richardson. He is survived by five grandchildren, three step grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren, and by his daughter-in-law, Marilyn Doonan (Jack Boyle). He is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his son, Brian, and by brothers, Loyal and Floyd Lagrove, and by a sister, Alma Cooper. He was predeceased by his parents, Foster and Edna Lagrove.
Family and friends paid their respects at the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn, 2451 County Rd. 15 in Maitland, on Tues., April 26 from 5 to 8 pm. A ceremony celebrating Alton’s life will be held today  (Wed., April 27) at 11 am at the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn in Maitland.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Service or Christ United Church Lyn will be gratefully acknowledged.
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