April 19, 2017
OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Clara Janet Deeks passed away at Kemptville District Hospital on Tues., April 11, 2017, in her 96th year.
She was a lifetime resident of Barkley Road in Williamsburg, and more recently the Garden Villa Retirement Residence in Chesterville. She was predeceased by her parents, Anson Deeks and Carrie Allison; an infant brother; and her sisters, Eleanor (Rev. J.S.A. Spearman), Dorothy (Walter Spearman), and Ella Deeks. Clara will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families.
There was no visitation or funeral service. Interment of cremated remains will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at
Jacobus ‘Jack’ Henricus Gerardus
Jack Van Haren passed away peacefully at Moments Manor on Good Friday, (April 14, 2017). He was 90.
With his loving wife, Christina, they raised five children, Rick (Terri), Leo, Jim (Regina), Joyce (Remi Gagnon), and Sheila (Carl Gagnon). He was blessed with 11 grandchildren, Joseph, Christopher, Katherine, Emily, Julia, Michael, Kevin, Alex, Zoe, Jacob, and Elisa; and one great-granddaughter, Hayden. He was the dear brother of Pieta, Liesbeth, Annie, and the late Jan, Harry, Gerard, Mariejte, and Drina. He will be dearly missed by family, and a wide circle of friends.
Jack was born in Holland on Sept. 16, 1926. He immigrated to Canada in 1948, where he met Christina Dorssers, and they married in Blenheim in 1956. Jack realized his dream by starting a dairy farm in Ormond in 1958.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank St. (between Scrivens Dr. and Metcalfe corner) on Fri., April 21 from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral will be held on Sat., April 22 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2718 Eighth Line Rd. in Metcalfe for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am followed by interment at the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
Neville George Vincent
Neville Vincent passed away on Tues., April 11, 2017. He was 67.
He was the son of the late Arleigh Vincent of New Brunswick, and his war bride, Daisy Matthews of Ealing, England. He is survived by his brother, Richard, and sister Mary. He will be greatly missed by his son, Ian (Tanya); daughter Joanna; granddaughter Jessica (Vince); great-grandchildren Renee and Alison; his New Brunswick Aunt Marion; and cousins Dawn, Patsy, Cindy, Teena, David, and their families.
Neville was born in Fredericton, but his father’s career in forestry took the family to various posts around Ontario, lastly in Ottawa, where Neville finished school. He embarked on a 35 year career primarily as a case manager for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), a job well-suited to his empathy, fairness, and assertiveness.
Early in his career, he met and married Barbara Beck, and the young family settled in South Mountain. Neville continued to work with PSAC in Ottawa while they undertook the challenge of starting a goat farm. Goats and kids meant busy days for Ian and Joanna growing up on the farm.
Eventually, he returned to Ottawa alone. There he met Patricia MacKenzie who became his second wife, and they started a new life in Winchester. An avid golfer, he joined Cedar Glen Golf Club, and got Pat interested in the game. Winter trips to Florida and Myrtle Beach became a fixture on their calendar. At the first opportunity, Neville retired to golfing, refereeing hockey, day trading, and home improvement.
After Patricia’s passing in 2014, Neville found happiness again with Elizabeth Simzer whom he had met 42 years earlier. Together, they enjoyed friends, family, travel, and many happy times.
Neville never met a family that he didn’t like. His Vincent family in New Brunswick remained the base, but along the way he added the Becks, the MacKenzies, and the Simzers. He embraced family with the same enthusiasm that he embraced his many friendships, both old and new. Life will not be the same, especially for Elizabeth, Mike and Louise, Erin, Bruce, Ron, Donna, Gord, Hugh, and felines Spike and Abby.
Just the way he would have wanted it, an informal celebration of Neville’s life will be held Tues., April 25 at Cedar Glen Golf Club between 4 and 8 pm.
Friends may wish to make donations to Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Kemptville where Neville volunteered.