April 16, 2014
OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Roy Hansma, a resident of Winchester for the past 40 years, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Thurs., April 3, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 69.
Roy was born in Beilen, The Netherlands on Oct. 21, 1944 to his parents, Oebele and Grietje Hansma (nee Barils). He came to Canada with his parents and brothers, Hank and Obele, in 1952. He was raised on the family farm in Toyes Hill, along with his brothers (which now included Garth and Toney). They all helped their Dad on the farm.
On Oct. 26, 1963, he married Sharon Summers, and together they had two children, Dean and Shelley. For a short period, Roy and Sharon lived in Oshawa where he worked for General Motors. Roy moved his wife and son back to Toyes Hill in 1966, and they bought property from his parents (formerly known as the Joe Steele farm). Here, they milked cows, and raised pigs and chickens, and he also worked full-time at Ault Foods. Roy and Sharon gave Dean a little sister (Shelley) in 1967. Roy sold the farm in 1972, and moved to Winchester where he started working for Ted Wickers Construction Company. In the mid 70’s, Roy and Fred Lobb created
H & L Construction. They worked together until Roy decided to go into business on his own, where he made a career of renovations and custom homes, with his son working alongside of him. He took great pride in his work and as a result made many friends over the years. He retired at the age of 66.
Roy and Sharon, with his brother, Garth, and wife, Ginette, were able to travel back to his birthplace of Beilen, where he hadn’t been back since coming to Canada. Being able to go back to his birthplace and visit his relatives was very special to him. He visited several countries in Europe and when he came home, he said it was a trip of a lifetime.
He was a very social person with outstanding people skills, which netted him a great number of friends. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Winchester Fire Department for 30 years, and also a member of the Lions Club. He loved sports and played many, his favourites being baseball, bowling, and darts. When he wasn’t playing himself, he enjoyed watching almost any sport on TV, especially hockey, baseball, and curling.
Roy’s love of the outdoors took him snowmobiling and four-wheeling, moose hunting with his friends in Ignace, and deer hunting with buddies in Dacre. Fishing took him to the Bay of Quinte, where he enjoyed hours of fishing so much that he bought a cottage for his family and friends to enjoy throughout the next several years.
He loved his family and friends. He was always there if they needed his help or advice, and was always ready to lend a hand. He was hard-working, honest, and loyal.
Roy was a devoted husband to his wife of 50 years, Sharon. He was a loving father to his son, Dean (Marilyn) of Heckston, and his daughter, Shelley Beaudry (Tim Barkley, and daughters Brooke and Morgan), and a loving and proud grandfather and Poppy to Chase and Ty Beaudry, all of Winchester. He was predeceased by his brother, Toney.
His friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Mon., April 7 and attended the funeral service on Tues., Apr 8 at 11 am with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating. The pallbearers were son Dean, daughter Shelley, and grandsons Chase and Ty.
James Kenneth Carlyle CPA, CA
James K. Carlyle passed away with peace and grace on Tues., April 8, 2014 at Brockville General Hospital with family by his side. He was 88.
He was born in Winchester to Kenneth and Annie (nee McVey) Carlyle. He was loved and treasured by his wife of 62 years, Muriel (nee Armstrong), his son, Malcolm (Lisa), his daughter, Marianne, and grandchildren Lily, Jaegar, Erik, Sara, and Cameron. He was the dear brother of George (Elaine) of Kingston. He is survived by his dear sisters-in-law, Doris (Cliff Cotton) of Belleville, and Norma (Edwin Duncan) of Winchester. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
James remained active, and was cherished by his friends and fellow Rotarians, Masonic Lodge brothers , various athletic organizations, and after retiring as a partner from Geo. A. Welch and Co. He was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, as well as Past Master of the Sussex Masonic Lodge, No. 5, where he was a member for more than 50 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James St. East in Brockville on Thurs., April 24 from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 pm, and on Fri., April 25 from 1 until 2 pm when a ceremony celebrating James’ life will be held in the chapel. Officers and members of Sussex Masonic Lodge No. 5 will gather for a memorial service on Fri., April 25 at 12:45 pm.
James supported, and would ask for, memorials to be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Kidney Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or the charity of your choice.
Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle, or share a special thought of James online at www.irvinememorial.com.
He will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
Anskje “Ann” Leyenaar
Anskje “Ann” Leyenaar, formerly of Winchester and Chesterville, passed away peacefully at Woodland Villa in Long Sault on Wed., April 2, 2014. She was 93.
Anskje VanderPlaats was born on Nov. 11, 1920 in Friesland, The Netherlands. As a youngster, she lost her father to heat stroke, and was raised by her mother and step-father, Dirk Venema. She finished elementary school, and then started working for a farmer and his wife, boarding with them, and working long hours for a meagre wage. During these years, she grew in her Christian faith and knowledge of the scriptures, which carried her through some difficult years.
In her late teens, Anskje met Klaas Leyenaar from Wons, Friesland. They were married on May 19, 1943. In March of 1950, they immigrated to Canada with their three young children. Three more children would be born in Ontario. Their first home was in Toyes Hill, and in 1956, they purchased a farm west of Winchester Springs. In 1979, they retired from full-time farming and moved to Winchester.
Anskje was a hard worker, and enjoyed gardening and tending houseplants. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting and crocheting, and playing Scrabble and dominoes. She was active in church activities, and mission circles, supporting many Christian ministries.
She is survived by her children, Maryke (Piebe) DeJong of Chesterville, Jacob (Lillian) of London, Stuart (Adrie) of Merrickville, Peter (Karen) of Winchester Springs, Annie (Roy) Burrage of Kitchener, and Clarence (Darlene) of Newmarket. She is also survived by siblings Florence Postma of The Netherlands, Fetze (Clara) Venema of Brockville, and Sybren Venema of The Netherlands. She will be fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Klaas, and her brothers, Hessel, Fekke, Marten, and Piet Venema. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
The memorial service, conducted by Rev. Bruce Kemp, was held on Sat., April 5 at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Interment at New Union Cemetery in Williamsburg followed the service. The pallbearers were grandsons Matt, Chris, Phil, and Nikolas Leyenaar; and Siebren and Carl DeJong.
Donations to the Canadian Bible Society, or the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com.
Bernard Daniel “Danny” McGee
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bernard Daniel “Danny” McGee of South Mountain on Fri., April 11, 2014, surrounded by loved ones, after an incredibly courageous battle with cancer.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Elizabeth Ann “Betty,” his mother, Joan Murdoch, and stepfather Doug Murdoch. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Sharon Jimmo, and her husband, Brad MacNamara, niece Felicia Kent, and nephew Mathew Jimmo. He was predeceased by his father, Bernard James McGee. He is also survived by his step-children, Carrie Couturier, and her husband, Cory Couturier, and Stephanie Curry, three grandchildren, Micheal Caron, Damien Caron, and Xavier Couturier, and his many aunts, uncles, and friends.
He was a long-time employee of RLD Industries. He embraced every challenge that was given and managed to smile, and show his great sense of humour, even in the last days. He loved life, camping, and boating, enjoying all of it at 1000 miles an hour with his hair on fire.
There will be no wake or funeral at his request.
Our sincere thanks to all the staff at Winchester District Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care.
Memorial donations can be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Cancer wing.
The arrangements were entrusted to Daniels Funeral Chapels Inc. in Winchester (613-774-1117).
Condolences can be made online at www.danielsfuneralchapels.ca.
Barry and Terri Lecuyer
In loving memory of Barry Lecuyer, and his wife, Terri Lecuyer, who were tragically taken from us on Sun., Dec. 29, 2013, in a car accident in British Columbia.
Barry is survived by his only beloved daughter, Angel; his parents, Lea and Gerry; sisters Marlene (Greg), Shelley (Ernie), Debbie (Steve), and Christine (Gordie); five nieces, four nephews, one great-niece, and two great-nephews.
Terri is survived by her children, Dan (Megs), Michelle (Kris), Candace (Sid), Crystal, and Brent (Sam).
The Lecuyer family invites family and friends to attend a Celebration of Life for Barry and Terri on Sun., April 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall in South Mountain.