March 22, 2017
Vol.130, No. 3




Dorothy Annie Declare 

Dorothy Declare (nee Baptist) of Hallville passed away peacefully at Kemptville District Hospital on Sun., March 19, 2017. She was 87.
She was the beloved wife of the late George Declare, and the loving Mom of Deborah MacLeod, Donna Windsor, Doug, Darlene (Paul) Simms, Drenna (Jim) Mernickle, and Diane Hyndman. She was the cherished Grandma of Tyler and Ashley Windsor; Larry and Jordan Mernickle; Courtney (Jeremy) Leger and Randy Hyndman; Shannon (Alex) and Derek Simms (Natalie); and great-granddaughter Emily. Dorothy was the dear sister of Beatrice (Fred) Shipley, Clarence (Marlene) Baptist, Ethel (the late Jim) Whittle, Ross (the late Margaret) Baptist, Jean (the late Matt) Hawrychuk, the late Harold (the late Irene) Baptist, the late Clifford (Edith) Baptist, the late Kay (the late Roy) Girdler, the late Thelma (Don) McCoy, the late Ron (the late Ethel) Baptist, the late Kenneth Baptist, and the late Elsie (the late Carl) McLean. She was the aunt of many nieces and nephews.
By Dorothy’s request, cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held at Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church St. in South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Sat., March 25 from 10 am until the time of the memorial service in the chapel at 11:30 am. Interment will be held in the spring at Reids Mills Cemetery.
By family request, donations may be made to the Kemptville District Hospital.
Online condolences may be made at

Lily Rose Spong 
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful Mother, Baba, and great-Baba, Lily Rose Spong (nee Wright) on Thurs., March 2, 2017.
Mom was born in Moose Jaw, Sask. to her parents, Frederick Wright and Lily Needham Wright Ross. She was one of seven children, and is survived by her sister, Noreen (Eugene) Walker.
Mom very proudly attended the Academy of Our Lady of Sion all girl’s school in Moose Jaw.  After graduation, she moved to Hamilton where she worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Canada. She met and married Lorne Spong. They raised their family in Hamilton Mountain, and were the owners of Fenworth Travel and Hi-Light Tours. They enjoyed many years of travelling before Dad’s passing in 1995. She was a long-standing member of St. Michael’s Anglican Church. She served as the directress of the Altar Guild for many years, and always held her church family close to her heart.
She was a wonderful, fun, and loving mother to Paul (Gail) and Nancy (Bob). She was the cherished Baba to Adam (Linda), Amanda (Daniel), Nicholas (Meaghan), and Stephanie, and a much loved great-Baba to Scarlet, Hailey, Alex, Brianna, and Mackenzie.
A memorial service will be held at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, 1188 Fennell Ave. E. in Hamilton on Sun., May 21 at 1 pm. Internment at South Gower Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Winchester District Memorial Hospital, or the charity of your choice.
The arrangements are entrusted to Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain (613-989-3836)
Online condolences may be made at

Lyle Redmond
Lyle Redmond, a lifetime resident of Winchester passed away peacefully at the Dundas Manor on Wed., March 15, 2017. He was in his 90th year.
He was the beloved husband of Mildred. Lyle was the loving Dad of Steve (Debbie), Barry (Janet), and Mark (Tammy). He was the cherished Grandpa of Casey (Stephanie), Angela, Christina (Rob) Barber; Phillip, and Christopher; and great-grandchildren Owen, Cassidy, and Kingston. He was the dear brother of Shirley (Roger) Hunter, and brother-in-law of Donald (Joan) MacIntosh. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Mildred Redmond, and his brother-in-law, Ian MacIntosh.
By Lyle’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation was held at Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church St. in South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Sun., March 19. The funeral service was held in the chapel on Mon., March 20 at 11 am. 
By family request, donations may be made to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund.
Online condolences may be made at



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