Gwen Meraw 

June 17, 1942 – January 15, 2022


It is with great sadness and love we announce that on Saturday evening January 15, 2022, Gwennyth (Gwen) Jacqueline Meraw (nee Blakely) passed away peacefully with her husband Tony watching over her.  During the last few months of her life, Gwen was always surrounded by the family to whom she had been so devoted throughout her life. She is survived by her husband Leo Anthony (Tony) Meraw, her four children, Donna McCabe, Dan Meraw (Sandra Winklebauer), Peter Meraw (Vanessa) and Leigh Meraw Salomons (Tim), and by her ten grandchildren, Jacob McCabe, Ashlyn McCabe, Sienna Meraw, Claudia Meraw, Elise Meraw, Maya Meraw, Daniella Meraw, Noah Salomons, Amelia Salomons and Ezra Salomons. She was the daughter of Marjorie Leal (McInroy) and John Blakely and the loving sister of her departed older brother Gary Blakely. 

Gwen was born on June 17, 1942 and grew up in Tweed, Ontario. She met Tony in early elementary school and the pair began dating in high school.  They were married in St. Carthagh’s Catholic Church in Tweed, and their love and friendship was visible to all who knew them during their 57 years of marriage.


Gwen completed teachers' college in Peterborough then raised her 4 children in Bowmanville, Ontario.  Gwen inspired and educated hundreds of students as a teacher in Oshawa and Bowmanville.  Education was Gwen’s passion and it meant a lot to her to teach children how to read and learn. Upon retirement in 1999, she continued to volunteer as a Teaching Assistant in Bowmanville and later, in North Frontenac. She also volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society, The Catholic Woman’s League and, for many years with the Cloyne Historical Society.  Her love of history was the motivation for many of the sites she and Tony would visit, including in Canada, Ireland, the UK, the Mediterranean as well as Paris, Normandy and Vimy Ridge in France. Gwen and Tony also loved seeking fun and sun in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Following her retirement, they spent over 20 years as snowbirds, living for 3 months of the year in Panama City Beach, Florida where they developed strong friendships with many other snowbirds from across Canada and the US. 

Gwen loved cottage country. As a teenager aged 14 to 17, she worked summers at Skootamatta Lake Lodge. She and Tony built their first cottage on that lake in 1970, and their second on Kashawakamak Lake in 1978. Her children treasure their memories of weekends and summer vacations at the cottage. Gwen and Tony retired to a home on Kashwakamak Lake in 2001 and saw many friends and family later purchase cottages near to them on the lake.


Friends and family were drawn to Gwen’s zest for life and welcoming personality. She was always up for dancing or for joining a sing song around the campfire. She remained joyful, playful and happy to the very end, seeing each new day as an opportunity. She never lost her enthusiasm for music, reading, writing or photography, and was happy to crochet a blanket for a friend’s baby or knit an extravagant pair of mittens for her grandchildren. She lived a full life and was very proud of her family, and devoted to her friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


To celebrate Gwen's life, please take the time to be joyful and grateful. Consider an act of kindness. And if that works for you, do it often and think of Gwen. Please also consider donating to Research at the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Cassidy Funeral Homes 330 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences available at .

RIVERS: Rose Marie, at home in Toronto,on January 11 2022


Born in Hungerford Township, on October 30, 1931, the daughter of the late Kathleen (Hopkins) and James Rivers.


Rose Marie will be missed by her sisters Sheila (Benedict) Hunt, Helen (Late Edward) Whalen, Sharon (Ernie) Cove; her friend Nikola Babic; sister-in-law Colleen Rivers; and many nieces and nephews.


She is predeceased by her sisters Vera (John) Farrell, Noreen (Vince) Lynch and brothers Francis (Margie) and Clair Rivers.


Rose Marie will rest at St. Carthagh's Church, Tweed, on Friday, January 14, from 12 noon until the Funeral Mass at 1 pm.


Due to Covid restrictions guests must register for the visitation and/or funeral at Cassidy Funeral Home, (613) 478-3807. Social distancing and masks are required.

BOARDMAN-CHISHOLM (nee McLatchie), Ruth Alverda, passed suddenly on December 20, 2021, at Belleville General Hospital, after 94 fulfilling years. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 24, 1927, the daughter of the late Mary Alice Lynch and Roy Herbert McLatchie.


Predeceased by husbands Kenneth Boardman and Don Chisholm, her daughter Susan Burt and brother Robert McLatchie.


Ruth will always be missed by sons Stephen Boardman (Jo), Stuart Boardman (Elaine), son-in-law Trevor Burt; stepchildren Shirley Sutherland (Terry), Mary Lou Cassidy (Brian), Harvey Chisholm (Peggy); grandchildren Christopher, Kira, Erika, Katie, Brent, Blair and Kimberley; step grandchildren Steven, Michael, Joel, Julie, Patrick, Blair, Whitney and Jordan; and her many great grandchildren.


Ruth had a very dedicated and giving life as an RN at BGH and PHN at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. She was a very active member with Bridge Street United Church as Chair of the Congressional Board, UCW, Probus, Quinte Public Health Nurses Affiliate and was recognized by the riding of Prince Edward-Hastings for her 10 years of service to the Christmas Sharing Program.


Ruth was an avid world traveller, thoroughly enjoyed her bridge club, was active with curling, cross country skiing, floor shuffleboard and shopping. She lovingly crafted countless keepsakes with her mastery of sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, and smocking for family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all.


Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stoke Foundation, or Hospice Quinte.


As per Ruth's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment and a Celebration of Life will follow in the spring of 2022.

Clemens: Nina Eillene, at John M Parrott Centre, Napanee, on December 12, 2021. Born in Marmora, on January 25, 1933, the daughter of the late Bessie (Wright) and Arthur Reynolds. Nina will be missed by her husband Jack Kooman; her children Kim (Carl) Kehoe, Jack Clemens, Tracey (Paul) McKenzie; daughter-in-law Anne Clemens; her 8 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; her sisters Clara Palmer; Jennie Killian; and the Kooman family. Loving sister-in-law and aunt to many. Predeceased by husbands John Clemens and Jack Terrion; sons Pat and Paul Clemens; and siblings Bill Reynolds, Lorraine Reynolds, Ida McCaffery, Clarence Reynolds, Leona Turner, Marion Aikins, Frank Reynolds and Ken Reynolds.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street W.,on Thursday December 16 from 2pm to 5pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, on Friday, December 17, at 10am. Interment at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, Tweed

Those wishing to attend the visitation or funeral are required to preregister by emailing or calling (613) 968-2273 between 9 and 5pm

         Dianne Patricia DeMarsh
December 21, 1948 - December 1, 2021

Passed away at Moira Place LTC, Tweed. Born in Hungerford Township, the daughter of the late Genevieve (Durkin) and Alphonsus DeMarsh.

Dianne will be missed by her brothers Andy (Carol) and Raymond (late Lorna), her sister-in-law Audrey DeMarsh, brother-in-law Doug Rushlow and several nieces and nephews.


She is predeceased by her sisters Edna Herron and Barbara Rushlow and brothers Eugene, Maurice (Bernice), and Alex.


Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, Tweed.

          John "Bat' Masterson
March 20, 1955 - November 30, 2021

John passed away in hospital following a catastrophic stroke. Cathy 'Momma', Darcy 'King', Meg and 'cutie pie' Quinn will miss him so very much.

Survived by his parents Mary and Gerry, brother Brian and his wife Carol, brother Barry, niece Leah and nephews Ryan (Ava, Audrey, Kasey) Rod and Brett, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by brother Tom and sister Anna Marie.


Cathy's brothers and sisters, nieces, and nephews also left to mourn his loss and provide unwavering support to Cathy, Darcy, Meg and Quinn.


John will be laid to rest close to home in Melrose Cemetery.


We will celebrate his life in the summer when once again the umpire calls "Play Ball!".


If desired donations in John's memory would be appreciated by the family to the Quinte Humane Society, Tyendinaga Township (Minor Ball) or a charity of choice

Thomas Victor Neal

1957  - 2021


Neal: Thomas Victor at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Born in Sulphide, On. on June 11, 1957.


Tom will be missed by his siblings Darlene Parks, Pauline (Mark) Fitchett and Tim Neal; his sister in law Joanne Neal; his nephews Luke, Brandon and Christopher; his nieces Heather, Sarah and Christine; his great nephews Spencer, Dube, and Oakley; Aunt Laura, cousin Garry and close friend Tammy. Predeceased by his parents Violet and Tom Neal, his brother Barry and brother-in-law Bruce Parks.


A private funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Jack Plaizier, at the Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed, with interment to follow at Harlowe Cemetery.


Donations appreciated to Harlowe Wesleyan Church

Lila Malvina O'Grady

   1920  -  2021


Lila was born in rural Quebec to Victor and Malvina (Lena) Keyes, and she had three brothers, Gerald, Elwood and Claude. In her teens, Lila and her family moved to Timmins in northern Ontario, from where most of her family later either relocated to Ottawa during the Second World War, or were already serving in the military overseas.
For Lila, her world became 60-hour work weeks at a bakery or the A&P, and long walks home to a rooming house or boarding house. For some of those years, she and her parents lived in the same rooming house. Those were different times from today, and much the norm for many. She was quietly popular, and the pinnacle of social events for her and her friends was the annual ball at the Château Laurier downtown.
Lila and Danny O’Grady married in their early 30’s, nearly twenty years after they had met in Timmins. From Ottawa, they moved back up north. Dan was working as a fire control officer and they started their marriage in Abitibi Camp 34. Their only child, Vicky, was born during this time.
Dan had previously been employed by the Ontario provincial Department of Lands and Forests and returned to this work in the Smooth Rock Falls area. The family remained here until the mid-1960’s, and from there they moved to a series of communities across northeastern and northwestern Ontario --- Hornepayne, Cochrane, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Crow, Red Lake, Thunder Bay. Over a period of approximately five years, Danny’s position rose, from assistant to a deputy ranger, to the chief ranger position for the city of Thunder Bay and surrounding area. It was a meteoric rise in rank and a challenging series of transitions for the family. Always far from relatives and old friends, Lila handled the many moves and settlings-in with grace and acceptance.
Lila and Dan moved from Thunder Bay to White River, spent seven years there, and upon retirement they moved south to the town of Tweed. They bought a home there and Tweed became their home base for the next two decades. They often travelled, almost entirely in Canada and the US.
Lila and Dan were both bright, conscientious, meticulous and organized, two people who’d grown up at least as poor as everyone else, and appreciated what their own sacrifices and hard work had brought them. They were dutiful, generous people who took good care of whatever they had, and tried to make beauty where they could. It would be no exaggeration that you could eat off of Lila’s kitchen floor, and off the floor mats in Dan’s Suburban.
After so many years of marriage, it was very, very hard for Lila to lose her husband. After Dan, Lila decided to move to Saskatoon, though it was likely the most drastic move of any of those she’d ever had to make. With time, and by God’s grace and her own efforts, she settled here and a new page was written in her already long life.
Lila made many friends in Saskatoon. They speak different languages and belong to different cultural groups and religions. Some are in her general age range, while others could be her grandchildren or great-grand-children, without even counting the little ones.
Despite being 101, Lila would very much have liked to live a bit longer. She had been in very good health and wanted more, more, more of this world, of her friends, her family, her love of reading. She left quietly but reluctantly, and is now more than deeply missed.
Her funeral service took place at Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338 4th Ave North, on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
Lila will be intered beside her husband Dan, at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, Tweed, on Saturday, November 20 at 1 PM

CASSIBO: Agnes Theresa, at Belmont Long Term Care, Belleville, on October 15, 2021.


Theresa was born in Hungerford Township, on February 8, 1932, the daughter of the late Marguerite (Trudeau) and Paul Cassibo.


Predeceased by her parents, her brother Arthur Cassibo and sisters Catherine Cassibo, Meneatha Dawe and Lavina Lalonde.


She is survived by her sister Alfreda Craddock and brother Laurier Cassibo.


Cremation with Interment at St. Edmund's Cemetery, Stoco, at a later date.


A specil thanks to the staff at Belmont LTC for all of Theresa's care the past 8 years and to Community Visions and Networking for the continued support given to Theresa throughout the years which helped her to continue being part of the community.

WOOD: Mary Rita, at Kemptville District Hospital, on December 22, 2020.


Rita was born in Toronto, on October 12, 1946.


She is predeceased by her parents Theresa (McCormack) and Wilfred Courneya; her husband William Wood; and brother Stephen Courneya.


Rita will be missed by her children Renee (Michael) Calkins of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Robert (Maria) Wood of London; her grandchildtren Michael and Robbie Calkins, Noah and Teddy Wood; and her siblings Ron (Val) Courneya of Kanata, Ken (Karen) Courneya of Terrace Bay, and Michelle Courneya of Gloucester.


A graveside service and interment of cremated remains will be held at Assumption Cemetery, Erinsville, on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11am. Fr. Stephane Pouliot officiating

Geraldi : John (Jack) Frederick passed away at Quinte Healthcare - Belleville General Hospital, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.


Born in Hungerford Township, on June 18, 1931, the son of the late Dorothy (Hotts) and Fred Geraldi.


Predeceased by his wife Pauline (Clement) Geraldi and his brother Raymond.


He will be missed by his son John and grandson Shane.


At Jack's request there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Carthagh's Church, Tweed, on Tuesday, October 5, at 11am.

Interment St. Carthagh's Cemetery.


Due to covid restrictions numbers are limited. Attendees for the Funeral Mass must preregister by calling 613-478-3807

RIVERS: Joseph of Tweed, peacefully at Belmont Long Term Care, Belleville, on September 14, 2021, in his 85th year.

Joe will be missed and always loved by his wife Margaret (Walsh); his children Leo, Pat, Lorraine (Will) Juodvalkis and Anne (Bill) Morrell; and his grandchildren Jared, Liam and Isabel.


He is predeceased by his parents Cecilia (LaJoie) and Fred Rivers.

A graveside Service will be held at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, Tweed, at 11:00am, on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

Donations appreciated to the Alzheimer Society.

Mary Catherine Cassidy

Peacefully on the morning of Sunday, January 3, in her 70th year, Mary Catherine Marguerite Cassidy (known as Catherine) died from a head injury after a fall along with complications from Covid-19. She will be greatly missed by husband James (Jim) McCracken, daughters Andrée and Mary, and grandchildren Kyle and Avery. Jim and Catherine celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this year. Catherine is remembered by her 5 living siblings: Eleanor Whitelock (Ron), Rose Meagher (Dennis), John (Maureen), Marion Nash (Bill), and André (Janet) and Jim's siblings: Elizabeth McElcheran and Rick McCracken (Dyan). She will also be missed by 20 nephews and nieces and 30 grand nephews and nieces. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Damien and Helena Cassidy of Tweed, eldest sister Carmel Cassidy, nephew David Cassidy, and Jim's parents, Hugh and Helen McCracken of Brantford.

Catherine was a lawyer in Hamilton, first forming one of the earliest female legal partnerships in Ontario - Wallace and Cassidy. She then joined the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton, where she worked as legal counsel for over 25 years. She was well respected in the Hamilton legal community, forming many friendships and ultimately being awarded the Patricia Wallace Community Service Award, which recognizes lawyers who practice family law in Hamilton and whose community service and professional conduct best exemplify the qualities of Justice Wallace. Catherine also volunteered with L'Arche Hamilton, acting on their Board of Directors for many years.

Jim and Catherine travelled in their younger years, before eventually deciding to build a cottage in Catherine's hometown of Tweed so that they could spend more time there enjoying family. Catherine was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Ancaster. Her faith was an important part of her life.

Catherine has been cremated. The family will receive friends from 9:30 - 10:45am at St. Edmund's Church, Stoco, on September 24, 2021 with the Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment will follow at St. Edmund's Cemetery.

Due to Covid restrictions, attendance numbers are limited. Please call (613) 478-3807 to RSVP attendance. Masks and social distancing are required.

Clifford (Tiny) Rivers

God called Clifford Joseph (Tiny) Rivers to his reward. He's with Muriel, the love of his life, and his parents Edward and Mary, sisters Anne, Emma, Monica and Marylin and brothers Bill , Si , Edward , Don , Leonard, and Earl. He enjoyed visiting and spending time with his in-laws Grant and Margaret Baker and Lawrence and Marie Courneya and travelling with Wilf and Fran O'Hearn. Mom's rolling her eyes and the euchre games have started. He will be missed by his children Steven (Janet), Barry (Cathy), Lynne (Mark) , and Jeffrey / Chipper (Debbie) . His nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren will miss poppa's teasing. Many, many nieces and nephews have fond memories. Dad was a lifelong resident of Tweed, where he loved coaching hockey. His love of Tweed Minor Hockey continued as a regular fixture in the stands at kid's games. Following his service for Canada during WWII he volunteered for the US Army after VE Day and became a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 428. Tiny spent many happy hours there with his large group of friends. This year his Habs gave him the gift of a great season. He taught us there's a right way and a wrong way to do things. We now know there's a right way, a wrong way, and Tiny's way - which was the best way. A man of strong opinions he appreciated those of others even if he didn't agree with them. His greatest pride was his family. Dad loved having us all together. If there was a Family Feud sporting event involved, that made it even better. We have fond memories involving hockey, baseball, card games, and family get-to-gethers. The family thanks the staff, particularly the nurses, PSWs, dietary and housekeeping at Moira Place for the care given and relationships you had with Tiny. They brightened his days. Special thanks to all that worked the last few days of dad's life. The love expressed to our father over those few days filled our hearts.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed, on Sunday, September 19 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Carthagh's Church, Tweed, at 11am on Sept 20.


As per the directive from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers are restricted. Please contact Cassidy Funeral Home, 613-478-3807 to RSVP attendance at visitation and/or funeral. Interment at St. Carthagh's Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required inside the church. In lieu of flowers memorial offerings may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation or the Diabetes Association.

THOMPSON: Peggy Mary Kathleen, peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Kingston General Hospital, on Wednesday August 25, 2021. Born in Bogart, on June 12, 1940, the daughter of the late Madeline Comerford.

Loving wife of Keith Thompson and the late James Nugent.

Dear mother of Ron, Debbie (Tim) Loveless, Doug (Annette), Valerie, John, Fred, Jim and Michelle; loving grandmother of Joshua, Adam and Dylan (Shauna) Loveless, Jennifer and Megan Nugent, Jenna (Brad) Spooner, Julia Nugent (Jamie) and Emma Nugent; great grandmother of Ava and Etta Loveless, Mason and Isabel Edwards.

Predeceased by infant son Michael and son Danny.

She will be missed by her-in-laws Dorothy Thompson, the late Douglas Thompson (Elva), Wendell (Evelyn) Thompson, Muriel (late Jim) Rose and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will take place at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, Tweed, on September 18, at 10am.

Donations appreciated to Hastings-Prince Edward Addictions & Mental Health or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

RASHOTTE: Therese of Toronto, passed away at St. Michaels Hospital, on August 11, 2021.

Born in Hungerford Twsp., on April 5, 1929, the daughter of the late Mary (Hallissy) and Joseph S. Rashotte.

Predeceased by her sisters Nora Rashotte, Helen Rashotte and Margaret Callaghan (late Vincent Shanque and Ken Callaghan); and brothers John (Olive), Alphonsus, Vincent, Jonas, Richard, Raymond, Justin (Verna) and Ernest (Mary) Rashotte.

She will be missed by her sister-in-law Mary Rashotte, her nieces, nephews and friends.

Therese will rest at St. Carthagh's Church, Tweed, on Wednesday, August 18, from 10am - 11am with Funeral Mass to follow at 11am.

Interment St. Carthagh's Cemetery.

Donations appreciated to St. Carthagh's Church

Due to Covid restrictions registration for attendance at (613) 478-3807 is necessary.


Helen Frances Yanch (Nee Nolan)

December 14, 1919 - August 11, 2021


Mother was in her 102nd year and passed peacefully at Pine Meadow Nursing Home in Northbrook, August 11, 2021.

              Helen was the oldest surviving of the 14 children of Edward (Ned) Nolan and Anita Plue of Actinolite, Ontario.  In 1940, she married Elwin Yanch and moved to Flinton where she lived most of her life.  Helen was predeceased by her husband Elwin Yanch, brothers Vincent, Leo, Jack, Kenneth, Edward and Bill, and sisters May Nolan, Terresa Hubble, Kathleen Regan, Marguerite Jerome, Reverend Sister Mary Andrea, Rita Burke and Olive Golden.  Helen has been lovingly cared for by the staff at Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook for the last 8 years, and the family are grateful to them all.

              Helen is the much loved mother to Carolyn (Bruce Hasler) of Flinton, Harold (Paula) of Halifax, Elaine (John Bolton) of Cloyne, Glenn (Vera) of Oshawa, Joanne (Warren Cuddy) of Scarborough, Edward (Helen) of Flinton and Marian (Harry Scanlan) of Stirling.  She is Grandma Y to 19 grandchildren, over 40 great-grandchildren, and several “great-great” grandchildren.  She has always been a kind, selfless person, totally devoted to her Church and family.  As a family, she has given us the gift of her faith and it is a foundation for all of us.  She raised us to be independent and to value hard work and education.  She was proud of how we all turned out (even when she sometimes had her doubts).

              Helen was poor most of her life, so she was extremely frugal, but endlessly generous with her love for all of us.  She often showed this love through her baking.  Each member of the family has a favourite treat that she always managed to remember and have on hand.  We were thrilled in 2011 that she was well enough to co-create a special cookbook of her recipes to share the memories, secrets and her baking legacy.  It is a treasured keepsake across the generations and we are all working to perfect the special recipes, but her magic is the missing ingredient.

              Helen will be missed by her family, many nieces, nephews and friends.   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pine Meadow Nursing Home, the Alzheimer's Society, Covenant House, or a charity of your choice.  Friends will be received at the Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed on Friday, August 13, from 1 - 4pm and at St. John the Evangelist Church, Flinton, Ontario, on Saturday, August 14 from 10 - 11am.  A Private Family Mass will follow.  Graveside prayers will be at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery at 11:45am.  

Due to covid restrictions, friends must register for the visitation and/or Graveside Prayers at (613) 478-3807. 

Doran, Ursula Marie (née Allore) passed peacefully at her home with family, on July 31, 2021. Born August 14, 1928 in Hungerford Township, Ontario. Daughter of late Joe and Rose Marie (Downey) Allore. Wife of late Michael Doran. Mother of late Linda Doran Kennett (late Dave) and Phyllis O'Reilly (Dermott).

   Beloved grandmother of David O'Reilly (Ruth Clare), Meghan O'Reilly, Kate O'Reilly (Jason Taylor); Dylan Kennett (Camille Lagache) and Colleen O'Reilly (Blue Thornton). Cherished great grandmother of Jonah Taylor.

   Also survived by sister, Sheila Mumby (late Joe).
Predeceased by brothers Allen (Donna) Allore and Tony Allore.

   Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews, especially Paula Hacking, and Steven and Bob Mumby.

"She was powerful not because she wasn't scared, but because she went on so strongly despite the fear." - Atticus.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ursula's name to Society St. Vincent de Paul, Belleville or Dr. Douglas A. MacIntosh Cancer Clinic Quinte Health Care.

Ursula will rest at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street W., Belleville from 9:30 - 10:30am on Monday, August 9, 2021. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Belleville, at 11:00am. Private family interment at St. Edmunds Cemetery, Stoco.

Due to covid restrictions, anyone wishing to attend the visitation and funeral must preregister at (613) 478-3807

VANCE : John Westley William, suddenly at Scotch Creek, BC, on June 25, 2021.


Born In Belleville, ON, on November 20, 1988, the son of Ann (Bridges) and the late Terry Vance.

John will be missed by his mother Ann (Matt); his sisters Terri-Ann (Dave) and Tabitha; his grandmother Alta; his daughter Alena and her mother Brittany; his nephews and nieces Devin, Conner, Logan, Gavin, Kyptin, Brooklyn and Piper; his aunts, uncles and many cousins. Predeceased by his grandparents John Vance, Harold Bridges and Jean Corner.


A Graveside service will be held at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, Tweed, on August 21, at 1pm

DesROCHES, Reginald (Reg, Reggie)


Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Moira Place, Tweed, on Monday, July 5, 2021.


Born in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island on January 14, 1933 to the late Theodore and Loretta DesRoches.


Reg will always be loved and missed by his dear wife of 67 years Una (Arsenault); children Carl (Joyce), Dennis (Kim), Reg Jr. (Debbie), Rick (Karen), Kelly (Rob) and Paul (Dianne); granddaughters Richelle (Mike) and Kelly Ann (Laurason); his many grandchildren, great grandchildren; siblings Evelyn (Dennis), Lorrena (John), Yvonne and Earl (Thelma); and many nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by his parents and his brother Cyril.


Visitation will be held at Cassidy Funeral Home, Tweed on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Carthagh’s Church on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.


Cremation to follow with Interment of Ashes at a later date St. Carthagh’s Cemetery.


Donations appreciated to Moira Place or the Alzheimer Society.


**Due to Covid-19 restrictions, guests must pre-register for the visitation and funeral by calling the funeral home (613-478-3807). Masks are mandatory**

FOBERT: Beverley Ann, at Quinte Healthcare, Belleville, on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Born in Renfrew, Ontario, on September 23, 1941, the daughter of the late Rita and Ambrose Woloszik. Beverley will be missed by her loving husband Leo James Fobert (married at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, on November 9, 1963); daughters Kimberley (Rob Lamb) and Michelle (Stephen Cameron); grandchildren Taylor Lamb and Nicholas Cameron; cousin Patricia Visinski; brothers-in-law Clarence (Sandi) Fobert , Cyril (Flo) Fobert; sister-in-law Monica Bernard; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Beverley, in addition to being a loving dedicated wife, mother and grand-mother, she was passionate about her many hobbies, such as sewing, knitting, gardening and cooking. She spent many years working in retail, and in her retirement she enjoyed being an active member in the CWL and Sorority, as well as continuing to be a seamstress and tailor for her surrounding community.
The family will receive friends from 10:00am until 11:00am, on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at St. Carthagh's Church, Tweed, with Funeral Mass at 11:00am
Due to Covid directives the numbers are limited and you must register for attendance at (613) 478-3807. Donations appreciated to the Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society.
McCarthy: Loretta Evelyn, peacefully at the Pines Long Term Care, Bracebridge, on Monday, June 28, 2021. Born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, on September 28, 1925, the daughter of the late Caroline (Legault) and Simon Chevrette. Predeceased by her husband Robert McCarthy. A graveside service will be held at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 12:00PM

CASSIDY…Mary Margaret Loretto

CASSIDY: Mary Margaret Loretto passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on June 25, 2021. Born in Belleville, Ontario, daughter of the late Mary Ellen (Nelly) Harrison and Michael Corrigan. Predeceased by husband, Stafford Cassidy. Loving and adored mother of Carol (Darrell) Badluk, Joe (Cheryl) Cassidy, John Cassidy, Mary Lou (Allan) Beal, Paul (Paula) Cassidy, Theresa Dagenais (Robert), Donna Cassidy. As grandmother Mary played an important role in the lives of Nickolas, Wynter, Austin, Jocelyn, Connor, Joseph, Matthew, Shayla, Saul, Cypress, Peyton, Michel and her greatgrandchild, Blake.
Survived by siblings Gerald (late Helen) Corrigan, Leo (Juanita) Corrigan, Catherine (Glen) Crozier, sister-in-law Diane Corrigan, and brother-in-law Ezel Dogan. Predeceased by siblings Camilla, Margaret and Michael.
Survived by inlaws Mary Cassidy, Theresa Horrigan, Mary Forestell.
Mary's life evolved around family and children, raising her own, babysitting others and her grandchildren, who brought so much joy into her life.
The family will receive friends 9:30-11:00am Thursday, July 1, at St. Edmund's Church, Stoco, prior to the Funeral Mass at 11:00am.
Due to covid the numbers are very limited for the funeral and you must register for funeral attendance at 613-478-3807

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Daniel Clare Latendre.


Born in Tweed, April 21st, 1947, to Felix Latendre and Mary (O'Connor). He married Katherine (LaCroix) in 1983 and was an incredible father to Angela (Scott), Sarah (Tom), and Dan (Whitney. He was a proud Papa to Brandon, Jordan, Jackson, and Bodie. He is survived by siblings Theresa and Rita (Gord). Predeceased by Peter, Alice, Dorian and Gerard.


Clare proudly lived and raised his family on the land passed down through generations. Though he would have loved to live out his last years hunting and fishing, sadly Dementia and Parkinson's had other plans.


The family would like to extend gratitude to the staff of Centennial Manor in Bancroft for the support provided during his last years.


The family has chosen a private burial service.

DUNHAM: Sylvia Anne,


peacefully at home, on Saturday, May 22, 2021.


Born in Belleville, on May 23rd, 1961, the daughter of Elizabeth Palmateer and the late Eldon Allore. Sylvia will be missed by her husband Arden Dunham; her children Matthew Dunham, Tristan Dunham, Meredith Dunham and Taylor Dunham (Halle); her mother Elizabeth (Jonathan); her grandmother Sylvia Palmateer; siblings Brett Allore (Jacqueline) and Tim Allore (Michele); her step siblings Dolores Dingle, Debbie Smith (Kevin), Danny Monds, and Darlene Monds; her soul sisters Patsy Spicer (Wayne), Valerie Nugent, Jennet Honey (Pat), Monica Parks (Ed), Cece Buessecker, Christine Howieson (John): her aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.


Due to covid restrictions a private family interment will be held, with a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Donations appreciated to Tweed-Hungerford Agricultural Society or Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc.

         Cassidy Funeral Homes ~ 330 Victoria St. North, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0 ~ 613-478-3807