DESJARDINS, Leona Dorothy (McGinty)

peacefully at home, on February 17, 2019.


Born in London, on July 24, 1934, the daughter of the late Winnifred (Hagan) and John McGinty. Loving wife of the late John Desjardins. Leona will always be loved and missed by her children Lisa (Robert) Thurston, David, Stephen, Mary Anne (Steve Nugent) and John (Lisa); grandchildren Cody (Kayla), Martina and Zoe; sisters Mary Anne (late John) Berry and Kathy (late Jim) Sexsmith. Predeceased by her son Martin, grandson Christopher Thurston and brother Jack McGinty. Cremation.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Carthagh's Church, Tweed, on Saturday, February 23, at 11am. Donations appreciated to the Tweed Public Library or Charity of your choice.


suddenly at home, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.


Born in Belleville, on March 9, 1948, the daughter of the late Pearl (McCaughen) and George Thomas. Dawn will be missed and always loved by her husband Peter, her son Brad (Maxine), her daughter Jodi (Jeff) Benenati, her grandson Griffin and siblings Patricia (late Myles) Parrington, Paul (Sherry) Thomas, Trudy (Mike) Asselstine and Laurie Thomas. Cremation has taken place.


Friends are invited to call at the Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed, on Tuesday, February 12 from 3pm to 6pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Edmund's Church, Stoco, on Wednesday, February 13 at 1pm. Donations appreciated to St. Edmund's Church or Alzheimers Society.

KINSMAN, John Wesley (Wes)


suddenly at home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in his 56th year.


Son of the late Barbara (Myers) and John Kinsman. Wes will always be loved and missed by his wife Deb (Maines) Kinsman; son Cam Kinsman; sisters Kathy (Mike) Lacey and Karen (David) Opper; and his many nieces and nephews.


Services for Wes will be held at the The Banquet Centre, 1 Alhambra Square, Belleville, on Monday, January 28, 2019, with a Dedication at 2pm followed by a Celebration of Life from 2:30-5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the MS Society.

BREEN, John James (Dewey)


at home, surrounded by his family on Monday, January 14, 2019 in his 90th year.


John will always be loved and missed by his wife Ellen (Shaw); children James, Judy (Jim) Palmateer, Bryon and Mary Ellen (Jack) Lentz; grandchildren Rick, Derrick (Michelle), Kelly (Andy), Joshua and Nicole; 7 great grandchildren; and his sister Ann Cassidy. Predeceased by his parents Mabel (Maher) and John Joseph Breen; grandson Billy; sister Rosemary Marlin and brother William Breen. John was a great hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.


Visitation will be held at the Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed on Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm; and at St. Carthagh's Church on Saturday from 10-11am. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Carthagh's Church on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11am. Interment St. Carthagh's Cemetery. Donations appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Carthagh's Church.

MARR, Margarita


at Marianhill, Pembroke, on January 6, 2019.


Born in Kelligrews, Newfoundland, on February 5, 1921, the daughter of the late Anastasia (Doyle) and James Nugent. Rita will always be loved and missed by her children Elaine (Cyril) Duggan, Judy Stratton and the late Glen (Florence) Lessard; her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; her stepchildren late John Marr Jr. (Theresa), Jim Marr (Twilla), late Heather Kaiser (David), Les Johnson, Murray Johnson and Robert Johnson; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. Predeceased by husband John Marr, grandson Jason Stratton and siblings Arthur Nugent, Jack Nugent, Andy Nugent, Jim Nugent, Mary Lessard and Gertrude Nugent. Cremation with Interment of Ashes in Newfoundland.


A Celebration of Life will be held at The White Building, Tweed on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1-4pm. Those desiring, may bring a favourite dish.

Elizabeth (Moorhead) Skipper
May 13, 1928 - January 3, 2019

Elizabeth passed away at Moira Place, Tweed Ontario on January 3, 2019.

She leaves behind her children David Moorhead, Janet (Andre) Cassidy, Pamela Hall and Ian (Kimi) Moorhead. Grandma to Craig and Casey Moorhead, Kelsey (Rob), Morgan (Matt) and Shea Cassidy, and Ian and Grant Hall. Great-grandma to Hayden and Cora Campbell. Also survived by brother John (Doreen) and sister-in-law Joan Pooler.

Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents Dr. William and Johanna Pooler, brother Dr. David Pooler, Dr. Peter Moorhead and William Skipper.

Elizabeth was a long-time member of the Eastern Star.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank-you to all the staff at Moira Place for the excellent care, warmth and support provided to Elizabeth, especially in recent weeks.

As per Elizabeth's wishes, cremation has taken place and interment attended by the immediate family will occur at the Dresden Cemetery in the spring of 2019.

ROGERS, Jack Oakley

at Lennox and Addington County Hospital, Napanee on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in his 86th year.


Jack will always be loved and missed by his wife Sharon (Bergeron); children Carey (Penny), the late John Ross (Bonnie) and Tracey (Angie); granchildren Elisha (Mark), Kyle (Ann), Ryan (Cassie), Gavin (Kerry), Jordan, Zoey and Liam; great grandchildren Sierra, Isabella, Isaac, Elijah, Makayla, Charoltte, Owen and Rowan; and his siblings Barb (Allen) Thompson, George (Judy), David (Brenda) Melvin (Betty) and Mavis (Stan) Parkinson.


In keepin with Jack's wishes, his body has been donated for medical research to Queen's University, Kingston.



at Quinte Healthcare, Belleville, on December 29, 2018, in his 87th year.


Gerald will be missed by his wife, of 55 years, Olive (Laton) Kessler; his children Stanley (Lola) Kessler; Victor Kessler, Lorraine (Ron) Baugh, Tony Kessler; his 7 grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren.


The family will receive friends at the Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed, on Wednesday, January 2 from 6pm to 8pm, with a Prayer Service to follow at 8pm. Cremation.

MINNIE, Douglas Harry


suddenly at home, on December 27, 2018, in his 83rd year.


Doug will be misssed and always loved by his wife Cindy (Taylor) Minnie; his children Chris Minnie, Cheryl Purchase (Bill Wallbridge) and stepdaughter Nikki White; his grandchildren Jessica, Adam, Daniel (Beth), Holly (Jessie), Trinidy and Jacob; his sisters Dorothy (Gerry) Hughes, Joyce (Dave Morton), Noreena (Tom) Baroni, and brother Larry (Sandra) Minnie. He is predeceased by his parents Agnes (Roy) and Harry Minnie and brothers Mervin and Maurice. Cremation.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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