WARDEN, Mac - Passed away at the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Alexandria on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Albert MacDonald "Mac" Warden of R.R. # 2 Cornwall, age 85 years. Beloved husband for 66 years of Ruby (Hope) Warden. Dear father of Kenny (Pat), Neil (Kelly) both of Cornwall, Doug (Kim) of Calgary AB, Nancy Geneau (Rick) of Williamstown, Kathy Warden (Dean) of Lancaster and Chrissy Amell (Randy) of Ingleside. Loving grandfather of seven grandchildren Allison, Kim, Adam, Hope, Amy, Matthew, and Katie and three great-grandchildren Liam, Jacob and Tyler. Son of the late John Warden and the late Janet (Clark) Warden. Predeceased by four brothers James, John, Lorne, and Clifford and two sisters Evelyn and Jean. Visitation will be held at McARTHUR BROS. & MACNEIL FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 428 Second Street East, Cornwall (613-932-6300) on Wednesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Service in celebration of Mac Warden's life will be held in St. Andrew's United Church Williamstown on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11am. Interment in St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Geri Rehab Unit at Glengarry Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at www.mcarthurbrosfh.com
VAUGHAN, David - Passed away peacefully with his family at his side, at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site on Saturday, September 14, 2013. David Lawrence Vaughan, age 66 years. Beloved husband of Mary Anne (née Ross). Loving father of Brandon and his wife Nancy, Steven and his wife Sarah and Heather and her husband Scott Laushway. Cherished grandfather (Bampa) of Devin, Owen and Morgan; Emma and Michael; Evie, Alexis and Zoë. Dear brother of Debbie LaBonté (Michel) and Gwen Coleman (Ron). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. David will be fondly remembered by over 90 foster children whom he and Mary Anne had welcomed into their home over their many years of involvement in Foster Families. He was predeceased by his parents Arnold and Peggy Vaughan. David had a long career as an executive in the manufacturing industry with Dominion Textiles in Cornwall and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia eventually serving as plant manager. He returned to Mary Anne's home town in 1996 to work with his brother-in-law, Ted Ross in Chevron Construction, retiring as the President of the firm in 2011. David was a proud Rotarian and was recently honoured as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at IRVINE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 4 James Street East, Brockville, on Wednesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm and after 9:30am on Thursday morning. A Ceremony celebrating David's life will be held in the Chapel at 11am Thursday, September 19th. Interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Brockville and District Palliative Care or to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Brockville General Hospital will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of David online at www.irvinememorial.com
RUTLEY, Vera Bertha (Droppo) - Passed away at the Cornwall Community Hospital on Saturday, September 14, 2013, age 74 years. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Allan Rutley. Loving mother of Wendy Rutley (Jim Beasley), James Rutley (Brigitte St. Jean), Terry Rutley (Suzanna) and Kathy Sauve (Pierre). Sadly missed by nine grandchildren, Tyler (Tiffany), Shannon, Clayton, Tonya, Christopher, Alicia, Dylan, Kaitlan, Allan and two great- grandchildren, Audrey and Madison. Also survived by two sisters, Lois Pearson (late Bob) and Gail Whetstone (late Leo). Predeceased by her parents Ernie and Hilda (Snetsinger) Droppo. Friends will be received at the M. JOHN SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 341 Pitt Street (across from city hall) Cornwall on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 9am until Service in the Chapel at 11am. The Venerable Archdeacon Frank Kirby of Trinity Anglican Church officiating. Committal to follow at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville, ON. Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made at www.mjohnsullivanfuneralhome.com
Father René Poirier, c.s.v. 1935 - 2013 Father René Poirier, a religious of the Clerics of Saint Viateur, has passed away at the Joliette Hospital on Saturday, September 14, 2013, age 78 years, in the 55th year of his religious profession and in the 51st year of his ordination to the Priesthood. Father Poirier was born in Cornwall on May 18, 1935, the son of the late Olivier Poirier and the late Yvonne Piette. He completed his studies at the Cornwall Classical College (1950-1958). He entered the Order of the Clerics of Saint Viateur in 1958, made his profession of vows in 1959 and was ordained a priest on June 8, 1963 at the Co-cathedral of the Nativity in Cornwall. After his ordination, Father Poirier taught for a few years at the Classical College and then went on for further studies in history at the Catholic University of Washington, D.C. where he obtained a doctorate in History. In 1972, he began teaching history at the CEGEP de Valleyfield, then he spent some years as pastor of Saint Antoine Abbé Parish (Diocese of Valleyfield). At his request, he was appointed as missionary in Haiti (1984-1994). He showed a great dedication during those 10 years, especially as pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Grand Goâve. In 1994, he returned to Canada and assisted in parish ministry in the Diocese of Montreal. In 2009, because of ill health (Parkinson's disease), he retired at the infirmary of his religious community in Joliette. Father Poirier leaves behind the members of his religious community, his uncle and aunt Georges and Pauline Piette, his aunt, Alice Labelle and many cousins. He will be resting at the Provincial residence of the Clerics of St. Viateur, 450 Querbes avenue in Outremont, Qc., this Tuesday, September 17, 2013. from 14h00 until 17h00 and from 19h00 until 21h00. The Funeral will take place in the Chapel of the Provincial Residence on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10h00. Burial in the Cemetery of the Viatorians in Rigaud, Quebec.