Margaret Grace MacDonald (Garland)

Margaret Grace MacDonald (Garland) went to join Dad on Saturday, April 14, 2018, just 11 days shy of her 92nd birthday. Born in Etobicoke, Ontario on April 25, 1926 she was the youngest of 6 children. After completing her education in Long Branch, she began work at Good Rich Oil in Port Credit. This is where she met Ian, the love of her life and husband of sixty years. Soon after, we three boys arrived and filled her life with joy and a little terror. She was a very hands on mother, who would spend many hours playing with us. With a wonderful sense of humour, she played many a prank on us. A lifelong learner, Mom instilled a love of learning in all of us. She embraced computers and in her 80’s became more competent in their use than most people much younger. As we grew up her time was split between feeding us and spending time at the local arenas cheering us on at many hockey and lacrosse games. Returning to work in the mid 1960’s, she worked for a number of years before she and Dad started into retirement mode. They spent most of the Golden Years at their home on the Severn River and Lake St. George golf course, near Washago. Mom took great joy in spending time with her grand and great grandchildren and loved when they would come and visit. They later moved to Port Rowan. Golf was always in her heart and mind and, in her final years, she consumed her golf on TV as she was no longer able to play a round. Her final years, after Dad died in 2006, were spent in Ingersoll.  She was predeceased by her husband Ian Robert MacDonald, her parents, Margaret Jane Garland (Parker), and Harold Hall Garland, her sister Anna Hazel (James) Davis (Garland) and her brothers Ormond Parker Garland, Melville Harold Garland, George Hall Garland and James Issac (June) Garland. She is survived by her sons Robert Glenn (Janet) MacDonald, Lawrence Ian (Sandra) MacDonald, David Kirk (Patricia) MacDonald, grandchildren Jennifer, Mark, Crystal, Michelle and Christina and great-children Jett, Tristan, Damon, Noah, and Lauren.  The service will be held at McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South Ingersoll, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Cremation will follow.Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques accepted) would be appreciated.

 

ROELOFSON: Muriel Louise (nee Cooke)

ROELOFSON: Muriel Louise (nee Cooke) – passed away peacefully on Monday April 9, 2018 at Cedarwood Village, Simcoe.  Louise Roelofson of St. Williams in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of Richard Roelofson whom she married October 6, 1955. Loving mother of Brad & Barb of Eden Mills and Mark & Cindy of Carlisle.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Ben & Rebecca and Jenna.

Private Family Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home 36 Front St., Port Rowan, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise’s memory may be made to the Alzhiemers Society and would be appreciated by the family.

BIDDLE: Major Robert David

Biddle:  Robert David – Dave found peace & joined his wife Lillian Rae Biddle on Saturday March 31, 2018 at the Norfolk General Hospital, David Biddle of Port Rowan in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of the late Rae Biddle who predeceased him July 2, 2015.   Dear father of Jim & wife Sandra of St. Williams, Julie & husband Russell Herman of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Derick & Katie and Amanda & Mike.   Survived by his brother Red Biddle and sister Ellen Staight both of Port Rowan and by his nephews Tim & Dinah, Glenn & Rhonda and by great niece Christina & Dave.

Predeceased by his parents Robert Cornelius Biddle (1994) and Adella Mae Biddle (1999) brother-in-law Hawley Staight (2003) and sister-in-law Merle Biddle (2004).

Dave retired in 1976 from the Air Force of the Canadian Armed Forces.  He was proud to be the Sergeant-at-arms at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #379, Port Rowan.  He was a recipient of the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in 2008.  Dave was a member of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and had been a Co-Ordinator for drivers for the Canadian Cancer Society.

A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held at the Port Rowan Legion on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 2-5 p.m.  Private family interment will take place in the Bayview Cemetery, Port Rowan.