BRYSON: Vivian “Bif” (nee Owens)

Vivian BrysonBryson, Vivian “Bif” (nee Owens)  After several years of characteristically feisty effort, Bif lost her valiant battle against cancer on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016. She is survived by her adoring husband, Hugh; her loving daughter, Barb; her favourite-son-in-law, Kurt; and her sweet grandson, Bryson. She is also survived by her dear brother, David Owens, and her beloved sister-in-law, Yvonne.

Bif was a Registered Nurse who worked mainly in homecare, first with the Victorian Order of Nurses in Winnipeg, and then with St. Elizabeth Nursing in the Hamilton area. Her nursing career lead her to many close friendships, which in turn lead to many adventures and funny stories.

Since her marriage, Bif and her family moved to many different cities, with Bif collecting friends along the way. The Brysons lived in Winnipeg, Burlington, Port Coquitlam, and Oakville. After retirement, Bif and Hugh lived in Tillsonburg, Long Point, and finally in Port Rowan. They also spent a few winters in Apache Junction, where Bif loved exploring Arizona and uncovering the many hiking trails in the Superstition Mountains. No matter the city, town or country, Bif gathered a large circle of friends which she cherished right to the end.

Bif will be remembered for her easy smile and her love for life, her quarter-winning spirit in Yahtzee games, her unending support and love, and for being a second mom to many of her daughter’s friends. She will also be remembered as a cherished and irreplaceable wife, for how well she coped with her illness, and how graciously and bravely she faced her final days.

Relatives and friends may call at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front St., Port Rowan, Ontario on Saturday April 9, 2016 from 12 noon until 12:45pm. A Memorial Service in the Clark Chapel of the funeral home will follow at 1:00pm. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Port Rowan.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.


BOYD: William John

Boyd:rose William John – passed away on Sunday March 6, 2016 at his home in Tillsonburg, Bill Boyd in his 67th year. Survived by his son Donnie of Cambridge and his daughter Sherri of Jamaica.   Grandfather of Jade and Josh.

Private family funeral arrangements entrusted to the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, Port Rowan. Personal condolences can be sent at



SMITH: JoAnne Elizabeth (nee Balcomb)

roseSMITH: JoAnne Elizabeth (nee Balcomb) – passed away suddenly at her residence on Tuesday March 1, 2016. JoAnne Smith of Walsingham in her 58th year.

Beloved wife of Michael Smith. Loving mother of Mike & Stephanie, Andrew & Stacey and Elizabeth & Craig all of Tillsonburg. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Ocean and Heidi. Survived by her sisters Linda & husband Larry Millen of Cultus, Judy Balcomb of Simcoe and by brother Jim Balcomb of Simcoe.

Predeceased by her brother David Balcomb and sister Mary Lou Balcomb.

A private family service will be conducted with interment of cremated remains in Langton Baptist Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, Port Rowan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bird Studies Canada,  Box 160, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0.