Winchester Press – obit – Hubert Ouderkirk
Hubert Ouderkirk, a lifetime resident of theWinchester area, passed away at the Winchester District MemorialHospital on Mon., Nov. 24, 2008 following a brief illness. Hewas 85.
He was born in Winchester Township on May 27, 1923 to Johnsonand Lula Ouderkirk (nee Bogart). He eventually took over the farmwhich had been in the family for four generations and operatedit until selling it to the Vanden Bosch family. He kept a smallpiece of the original farm land and he and Elva purchased a mobilehome which they lived in until one year ago when they sold thetrailer to Cecile Hogan and moved to an apartment in Winchester.
After selling the farm he worked for Cornwall Gravel and thenCruickshank Construction in Morrisburg before retiring in 1988.He was a hard worker and always liked to keep busy.
He loved playing bingo, euchre, and travelling to the casino.He was really good at playing pool, and was an avid gardener.He took great pride in his trailer, which he kept in immaculatecondition.
Hubert is survived by his companion Elva Collingridge (nee Heagle),his step-children Richard Collingridge of Cornwall, Brenda Lefave(Robert Brownlee) of Cornwall, and Gordon Collingridge of Winchester,and his sisters-in-law Margaret Ouderkirk of Toronto, and SybilOuderkirk of Chesterville. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildrenMary (Jeff MacIntosh), Bradley, Christine and Stephanie Lefave;Steven and James Collingridge; and great-grandchildren Selena,Jaryd, Madison, Haley, Mark, Brooke. and Macy. He was predeceasedby sisters Evelyn Stewart, Emma Rae, Margaret Ouderkirk, RitaOuderkirk, and brothers Walter, Sheldon, and Harold Ouderkirk.He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
There was no visitation. A graveside service was held at MapleRidge Cemetery in Chesterville on Fri., Nov. 28 with Rev. WendyWright-MacKenzie officiating.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciatedby the family.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden & McLaughlin FuneralHome in Williamsburg.