KNOTT, Roger Frederick

74, passed away on Monday, January 7th at home surrounded by family. Long, long time husband (47 years) of the “Weick kid” from across the street (Sheri).  His parents made their exit previous to Roger; his mom, Ella in 2018 and dad, Fred in 1977.  Those who have stayed behind include daughters Darci (Eric) Houston and Jodi (Andrew) Houston, and amazing granddaughter, Mason Tybring, who is (reluctantly) heading out into the working world this month, and his brother Terry from Kelowna B.C.

Roger has had some truly amazing friendships in his life including Ernie Martelle (a canoeing brother known as Frick to Roger’s Frack), George Brown (good friend from high school) and Terry Barnim (hunting buddy extraordinaire).  There are many other friends that he made through construction, carving, painting, and travelling – you know who you are.

Roger and Sheri enjoyed many adventures around the world; Roger making a new best friend every day while they were on the road.  If the saying was “He who has the best friends wins” then Roger would have been a champion.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Roger provided venison for his family every year and had an amazing hunting safari in Africa (don’t get too excited folks – he limited himself to plains game animals similar to our deer, elk, and moose.  He knew that if he tried to come home with any of the Big Five, he would be in bigger trouble.)

A memorial celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 p.m. at the Ingersoll Seniors Centre, 250 Ingersoll St. S. (just north of CAMI plant) in Ingersoll.

Memorial donations to the Friends of Algonquin (Wolf Research) (www.algonquinpark.on.ca) , Victoria’s Quilts – Woodstock Branch (www.victoriasquiltscanada.com) or Ronald McDonald House – London (www.rmhc-swo.ca) would be most appreciated.

And please remember …. Roger was always joking and laughing – so no black or sad stuff at his memorial!

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.

WHATLEY, Edward Kenneth

Passed away peacefully at Secord Trails Nursing Home in Ingersoll on December 20, 2018 in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of the late Marie Whatley, dear father of Laura (Bill) Carter and John Mos.  Loving grandfather of Ken Mos (Janna), Michelle Mos, Tyler and Christopher Carter.  Ken was predeceased by, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ingersoll Seniors Centre at 250 Ingersoll Street South, Ingersoll on Saturday, January 19th from 2 to 4 pm. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Parkinson Society and may be arranged through McBEATH-DYNES FUNERAL HOME, Ingersoll, ON, (519-425-1600).

BOT, John Kenneth

Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in his 89th year. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years, Franca Bot (nee Dona) and by his children John (Rita) and Brenda (Adam Drake). Grandfather of Christian, Richard, Anthony, Gabriel, and Alessandra. Born in Beachville, was the youngest of three children of Italian immigrants Osvaldo and Luigia (nee Lucatelli) Bot. He is survived by his sisters Angie and Nellie along with many brother and sister in laws, nephews, and nieces. John worked over several decades with Beachvilime until his retirement in 1991, was a founding member of the Colombo Italian Club of Oxford, The Knights of Columbus, and a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Parish Ingersoll. An avid fisherman he would be seen along many rivers and tributaries in the region. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South Ingersoll, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Knights of Columbus prayers will be held at 8:30pm. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church 131 Thames Street North, Ingersoll on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11 am with Fr. Dariusz Jagodzinski presider. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, or Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques accepted) would be appreciated.