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Obituaries

Obituary: Armstrong, Thomas William

Armstrong obit apr 2020 270Armstrong, Thomas William, age 81, passed away April 21 in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Anyone who knew “Armstrong”, “The Count”, or “Papa” knew him as a kind mild-mannered banker who loved his “Papa Pop” (aka Bud Light…or any beer) and as the one to say the wrong thing at the most wildly inappropriate time. Tom was known for his long, entertaining, and highly exaggerated stories. Which always got crazier the second and third time around.


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Obituary: Gratton, Leo Paul

gratton obit270Leo Paul Gratton passed away at Cornerstone Hospice in Villages, Florida, on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in his 82nd year. Leo was the beloved husband of the late Beverley Gratton and spent the last 24 years with Theresa.

Leo is survived by his children Richard (Cindy) of Milton, Vermont; Larry, of Burlington, Vermont; Mark (Donna) of Belview, Florida; Norma, (Terry) of Meaford; Jocelyn (Richard) of North Bay; and his many grandchildren. Predeceased by son Danny.


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Obituary: Huddleston, Margaret Beth R.N.

Born in Barrie on October 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Percy and Lillie (Monteith) Huddleston, Beth Huddleston passed away at Meaford Long Term Care on February 12, 2020, at the age of 93.

Beth obtained her nursing certification, graduating from Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie in 1948. Well known in the community for her devotion to missionary work, she accepted a posting to Ecuador as a missionary from Knox Church in 1958 with her co-worker and longtime friend Eleanor Boyes. Beth served as a nurse in the Hospital Vozandes Quito for 12 years and then in Hospital Vozandes Shell for 15 years. She served as the director of Nursing while in Quito and as a nurse anesthetist in Shell. She was heavily involved in the building of a new hospital in Shell while serving there. She and Eleanor assisted in establishing a hospital in Malawi as well. Beth returned to Canada in 1986, having served for 27 years in missionary work where she and Eleanor then assumed roles of World Radio Missionary Fellowship (WRMF) representatives across Canada for four years.


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In Memoriam: In Memory of Donna Marilyn (Rogers) Clarke

We the Family would like to thank our neighbours for the cards, food and support. Bobi and the staff of Bobi's Play School for filling our freezer with more food and the kind support they have shown us.

As well as, the Merchants of Meaford. Your generosity will never be forgotten.

A special thank you to Michael Henkel, Pastor of the Walter's Falls Community Church for delivering a beautiful service in memory of Donna.


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