Wednesday, June 17, 2009

FITZSIMMONS – Mrs. Phyllis H.

Passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Monday, May 15, 2009, age 72 years, of Massena, NY. She was born on March 28, 1937 in Cornwall, the daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth Smith Kirkey. Phyllis married Wayne L. Fitzsimmons on July 20, 1957 at St. Columban’s Catholic Church, Cornwall with Rev. McDougal. Wayne predeceased her on May 2, 2008. She is survived by her son Steven Fitzsimmons of Plattsburgh, 2 sisters, Peggy Klingen and Heather Grace, both of Ottawa, 2 brothers, William Kirkey of Lancaster, Ontario, Robert Kirkey of Cornwall, a brother-in-law, Art Devries of Montreal and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 2 sisters, Grace Kirkey and Iris Devries. There will be no calling hours or Funeral Services. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Condolences may be made online at

BERTHELOT – William Francis

Passed away at Cornwall Community Hospital on Sunday, June 14, 2009, age 74 years. Beloved husband of the late Jeanette (McDonald) Berthelot. Dear father of David (Annie) of Orleans, Carol (Don Brand) and Bill Jr. (JoAnne) both of Cornwall. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren, Zane, Eve, Tessa, Lisa, Ryan and Sara. Also survived by 3 sisters, Lorraine Barnaby, Claudette Barnaby, JoAnne Currie (Tom) and by 2 brothers, Dennis Barnaby (Elaine) and Bruce Barnaby all of Cape Breton, NS. Dear son of the late Marguerite Berthelot. Friends will be received at the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt St. (across from City Hall) Cornwall, on Thursday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm and on Friday from 9am until the time of service. Funeral Liturgy, Friday, June 19, 2009 in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 10am, followed by Cremation. Rite of Committal in the Parish Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

FORD – Norman

Passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, June 14, 2009. Mr. Norman Robert Ford of Cornwall, age 83 years. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Ford (Hanson). Dear father of Sherrill Madore (late Keith), Steven Ford (Susan), both of Ottawa, Carolyn Ford and Daniel Ford (Linda), both of Cornwall. Predeceased by two sons, Edward and Ronald Ford. Loving grandfather of Christa, Lisa (Dave), Sarah, Edward, Jeffrey, Robert, William, Kimberly-Ann and Christina. Dear son of the late Edgar Ford and the late Ruth Ford (Foster). Predeceased by one sister, Arlene Finlayson. A Veteran of WWII, Norm flew 32 bombing missions. He served 33 years as an air traffic controller, with a combined RCAF and Transport Canada Service of 42 years. Resting at Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh St. W. (613-932-8482) from 2pm on Thursday. Funeral Friday, June 19 for Service in the Memorial Chapel of the funeral home at 2pm, followed by cremation. The family will be in attendance from 2-4pm and 7-9pm Thursday and from 12noon until time of Funeral on Friday. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolences may be left at

GATIEN – Bernard

Passed away peacefully at Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge, Cornwall, Ontario, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Mr. Joseph Bernard Gatien of Cornwall, age 91 years. Beloved husband of Lillian Gatien (née Henri). Father of Maurice (Cynthia) of South Lancaster, Raymond (Suzanne) of Summerstown, Peter (Alexandra) of Toronto, Marc (Nicole) of South Lancaster and Paul (Helene) of Cornwall. Cherished grandfather of 14 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 4 great-grandchildren. Served with the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII. Former member of the Knights of Columbus. Retired after many years with Canada Post, including serving as Postmaster in Long Sault and Lancaster. A Private Service for immediate family was held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Glen-Stor-dun Lodge would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral Arrangements were under the care and direction of M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt St. Cornwall, 613-938-1039.

WRIGHT – Robert

Passed away at his residence on Thursday, June 11, 2009. Mr. Robert Donald Wright of Cornwall, Ontario, age 39 years. Loving father of Keisha and Kendra, both of Malone, NY. Dear son of Bernice (Henderson) Doody (Anthony) and the late Calvin Wright. Dear brother of David Wright of Moncton, NB. Cremation. The family will be in attendance at Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, East Branch, 614 First St. E. (613-933-2841) from 7-9pm on Thursday, June 18, 2009. A Graveside Service will be held in Huntingdon Protestant Cemetery, Huntingdon, QC on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 2:30pm. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be left at

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