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Obituaries

Obituary: Coote, George

Cooteobit270George Coote, 83, of Newmarket, Ontario, passed away on September 24, 2020.

George was born in Harrogate, UK, to Herbert and Mary Margaret on November 7, 1936. After finishing high school George went to serve his country by joining the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1958, serving until 1961, primarily as an instrumentation technician, working on RAF helicopters. George married the love of his life, Mavis, in February 1958, who remained by his side until passing. George had a number of jobs after his military service in support of his now budding family as Mavis gave birth to his daughter Hilary in 1961 and his son Andrew in 1964.


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Obituary: Fiddis, Terence Robert ‘Terry’

Fiddisobit270It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the passing of Terry Fiddis on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Chapman House Residential Hospice in Owen Sound with his wife Isabell at his side. He battled his two-year cancer illness with remarkable dignity, courage, and attitude.

Terry is survived by his wife of 21 years, Isabell (nee Julian) Fiddis, his step-children April (Brandon), Aimee (Andrew), and Andrew (Robin), and his step-grandchildren Elizabeth and Dominic. He will be remembered fondly by his brother Rick Fiddis (Camille).


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Obituary: Keaveney, Dale Patrick

Keaveneyobitphoto270Dale Keaveney passed away suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Friday, October 2, 2020, at the age of 71 following recent complications with heart issues.

Born in Port Credit, ON, on March 11, 1949, Dale was a son of the late John and Cora (nee Mitchell) Keaveney. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley (nee Almond) Keaveney, of Meaford.


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Obituary: Schmidka, Gertrude ‘Trudy’

Gertrudecrop 1Gertrude passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at the Hospice Georgian Triangle ‘Campbell House’ in Collingwood at the age of 94.

She was born in Austria on July 16, 1926. Gertrude will be sadly missed by her husband of 69 years, Walter Schmidka. She was the much loved mother of Walter Svajda and his wife Linda, and grandmother of Michael Svajda, his wife Tanya, and great-grandmother of Jessie Svajda and Jasmine Tessier, Jasmine’s husband Josh, and great-great-grandmother of their daughter Josie.


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