KEMPSTER, Veronica Mary

  Of Ingersoll, was a Christian and went to be with her Lord Jesus on the 27th of July 2018. She is survived by her beloved husband Brian, 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Born in Simcoe, ON April 6, 1949. Did post-secondary 1st year BA studies at Brescia College (UWO) and continued at UWO completing 12 credits towards her BA. sponsored by the Ontario Flu-cured Tobacco Board she won in 1964 a contest as the best tobacco grower in the world.

She was part owner of Dura-Loc Roofing of Courtland, ON.  A graduate of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, she was a telephone counselor for 100 Huntley Street. After her marriage to Brian she became a partner in Linger Long Lodge Christian summer teaching ministry.  A 41-acre camp near Parry Sound / Dunchurch with 10,000 guests attending from 1975-2000.

Her funeral service in Ingersoll was on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll with Reverend Judy Jewell officiating. Her interment was at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation.

HOWE, E. Marie (nee Moulton)

HOWE, E. Marie (nee Moulton)– Passed away surrounded by the love of her family, at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday July 22, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Beloved wife of the late W.M. (Bill) Howe (2016). Cherished mother of Karen (Steven) Albright, Lori (Al) Patton and Kim Howe. Very proud grandma of Melissa, Brianne (Chad), Janelle, Amanda (Hayden), Thomas, Brett (Cody), Kirstin, Jamie and Alex. Loving great grandma of Taylor, Merle, Dylan, Tristen, Taryn, Miller, Dakota, Maitland, Manders and Jackson. Marie will be fondly remembered by her siblings Jack (Doreen) Moulton, Louise (Merv) Roberts, Gordon (Carole) Moulton, Marjorie Jensen and Ruth Anne (Gord) Rath, brother-in-law John Prouse, as well as her many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Blanche (nee Nancikevell) Moulton, and her siblings Earle (Marjorie) Moulton and Jean Prouse.  Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Thursday July 26, 2018 from 1-3 & 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday July 27, 2018 at 1:30pm. Interment to follow, Putnam Cemetery. Donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the Mount Elgin United Church, or the Alexandra Hospital Foundation.

VERMEEREN, Huibertus Cornelis (Harmonica Man)

Peacefully with his son by his side at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (DeWildt) Vermeeren (2015). Loving father of Diane, Tom (Maria), and the late Theresa Vermeeren (1991). Cherished Grandpa of Jennifer, Michelle (Justin), Kerry, Jake, Gemma, and great grandpa of 9 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Cathy, Jean, Lucy, and Corry. Predeceased by his brothers Gerry, Peter, and sisters Bertha, and Leny.
Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church 131 Thames Street North, Ingersoll on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:30 am Fr. Gilbert Simard presider. Interment to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques accepted) would be appreciated.



AUGUST 19, 1996 – July 15, 2018

Sometimes in life it is possible to have another person impact yours before a first look, touch, or smile. Jade was one of these people.  She was an angel and a blessing to so many before she took her first breath and so very much more before she took her last. Jade was an inspiration to all who came into her life, taking on and conquering any challenge life could toss her way. If she was told it was not possible she tried and if you told her she couldn’t, she did.

From the moment she was old enough to hold her first pencil her talent shined. Her heart was happy and she turned that talent into a dream. While others were chasing boys and trying to impress girls, Jade was knee high in art supplies, nose down and focused. Her perseverance paid off and her sketches became amazing pieces. She was ready to show the world, creating her first wall exhibit during graduation from Seneca College. She glowed with pride and rightfully so.

Art was not Jades only passion, family and friends stayed at the top of her heart always. Her mind was always open and although she had her opinions, never found it her place to pass judgement. If you had a place in her life, you forever had a spot in her heart. She wanted nothing more then to see her loved ones happy and to share all her moments with them. She longed to make them proud and see the pride on their faces and that she did, every single second of her life.

Jades warmth, internal beauty, smiles and bear hugs could take your breath away. Compassion, talent, quirks, pet names like “hey little bro”, her love and so much more will be remembered by all the lives she touched.

Although she leaves behind many loved ones to carry out the rest of her journey, hand in hand with her grandmother, April Zolnierczyk (Collins) in heaven she will watch over us amongst the stars.

At her home in her 22nd year, she will always be remembered in the hearts of her mother Tracey Muirhead and her Step Father Scott Muirhead, Father Scott Pearson, Grandparents Bob Zolnierczyk, Patricia Blais (Thompson) Brothers, Tylor Pearson, Blayne Jackson,  Sisters, Shayla Pearson, Sarenity Muirhead, Paiton Muirhead and Kinley Muirhead, Kiersten Jackson, Kyla Jackson, Trillium Jackson, Uncle Robbie & Aunt Krystina, Aunt Kelly & Uncle Mike, Aunt Penny and Uncle Bill, cousins and extended family. Predeceased by her sister, Deacon Jackson.

Memorial visitation will take place at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Monday July 23, 2018 from 6-8p.m.  Donations in memory of Jade may be made to the Woodstock Art Gallery or the OSPCA (cheques accepted) and would be appreciated by the family.


NOEL, Marie Rita (Nee Brideau) 1929-2018

Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the South Health Campus, Calgary, Alberta in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Victor Noel (1981), daughter of the late Thomas and Suzanne (Morais) Brideau.
Rita lived in Woodstock for many years.
Loving mother of Angie Rea (Bob) of London, Gilles Noel (Claudia) of Woodstock, Nicole Bigham of Ingersoll, and Denise Camm of Calgary. Cherished grandma of Debbie, Joanne, Michael, Cory, Olivia, and Julie; Sixteen great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Sadly, missed by her sisters Anne-Marie Brideau (Roger) of Whitby, Irene Patenaude (Regent) of Montreal, QC, brothers Thomas Brideau (Leontine) of Joliette, QC, Joseph Brideau (Mimi) of NB, Guilmond Brideau (Margot) of Laval QC, Claude Brideau of Laval, QC, sister-in-law Viola Brideau, and brother -in-law Leonce Noel. Predeceased by sisters Aurelie, Leonie, Lauza, brothers Edgar, Leonard, Charles, Normand, grandson Joey (1990), and granddaughter Vicki (2018).
She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, and a good friend of 42 years Sandy McCurdy, also Tom (Michelle), Enola, Jane, and Joanne.
Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Church 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11am. Private family interment will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ingersoll.