This week
Milinda “Billie” Dewar (née Unruh)

Billie Dewar entered this world on June 28, 1927, on the family farm in Richey, Mont.
She was the 12th of 14 children born to Andrew and Minnie Unruh. From her mother, Billie learned of God’s unrelenting love, and at an early age she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour.
At the age of 18, she met a handsome young cowboy from Canada while she waited tables in Wolf Point, Mont. It was life-long love at first sight. After she married that cowboy, Don Dewar, in 1945, she took on the role of devoted wife, and then mother, as she and the growing family accompanied Don across most of the U.S. and Canada as he made his living as a professional rodeo cowboy. After Don retired from competition in 1955, they farmed in Ernfold, Sask., then Enderby, B.C. In 1966, they moved their five children to Salmon Arm, B.C., which would be their home for more than 30 years.
While Don ran a printing shop, then a garbage and septic tank service, Billie revelled in the role of caring for her husband and family. She raised her children with an abiding sense of the love of the Lord. In 1997, Don and Billie retired to Kamloops, B.C. Then, in 2004, they made their last big move to Finch, Ont. to live out their days close to their youngest daughter.
Billie, who suffered numerous health issues all her life, finally left this world and went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thurs., July 6, 2017. She was the last living member of the Andrew Unruh children.
She is survived by her adoring husband of 72 years, Don, who now resides at the Woodland Villa in Long Sault. She leaves behind her daughter, Linda Gleddie (Doug) of Kamloops; sons Murray (Marti) and Garlyn (Tarrie), both of Campbell River, B.C.; and daughter Lenae Bamber (Murray) of Finch, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Billie was predeceased by her son, Loren, in 1976.
A Celebration of Billie’s Life will be held on Sat., July 22 at 11 am at The Gathering House, 2 Water St. in Chesterville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritan’s Purse in both Canada and the U.S.
The funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt St., in Cornwall.
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Genevieve Gertrude Giles

Genevieve Gertrude Giles of Morrisburg passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Fri., July 14, 2017. She was 90.
She was the beloved wife of the late Don Giles (2009). She was the cherished mother of Terry (Lois) of Ridgeway, and Larry (Brendalee) of Morrisburg and the loving grandmother of Leslie (Ryan) of St. Catharines. Genevieve will be sadly missed by her brother, Arden (Marilyn) Black of Williamsburg; her brother-in-law, Gord (Marilyn) Giles of Fort Erie; and several nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by her cousin Melba MacDonald of Mississauga.
Friends will be received at the Parker Funeral Home, 28 Sir James Morris Dr. in Morrisburg today (Wed., July 19) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Morrisburg Pentecostal Tabernacle on Thurs., July 20 at 12:30 pm followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Memorial donations to the Morrisburg Pentecostal Tabernacle or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.
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Emerson Reaney
Sept. 13, 1927 – July 10, 2017

Emerson Reaney passed away in hospital on Mon., July 10, 2017 in his 90th year.
He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (nee Quinn), and the cherished father of Cathy Bishop (Garry Elliott), Dianna Reaney, Keith, and Valery (Greg McLaren). He was the proud grandfather of Brent, Matthew, Amber, Ashley, Connor, Caitlyn, and the late Bradley; and loved by four great-granddaughters. Emerson was the brother of the late Orval (the late Stella) and Earl (the late Jean). He was the son of the late Wesley and Mary Reaney.
The funeral was held in the chapel of the Daley Family Funeral Home in Metcalfe on Fri., July 14 at 2:30 pm, followed by interment at Metcalfe Union Cemetery.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be most appreciated by the family.