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Obituaries

Obituary: Hodgkinson, Verna Margaret

Verna H 2020 270Born in St. Vincent Township on February 10, 1922, a daughter of the late Morris and Hanna (nee Patterson) Cann, Verna passed away in Meaford on Friday, January 3, 2020, at the age of 97.

Verna was predeceased by her beloved husband Murray Hodgkinson in 2007 and is remembered as the devoted mother and ‘Mom’ of son Don and Donna Hodgkinson of Thornbury, daughter Pat Logan of Hamilton, daughter Lynn and Francis Prentice of Grafton, daughter Jody Hodgkinson and John Gillespie of Collingwood, and son Kelly and Susan Hodgkinson of Chesley.


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Obituary: Clark, Edith Viney ‘Edie’

IMG 1329cropEdie Clark, longtime resident of Meaford, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, December 23, 2019, at the age of 66.

Born in Nova Scotia on July 18, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Marie Muise and Rosco Doucher.

She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Clark in 2002.


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Obituary: Bedingham, Dorothy Louisa Elizabeth

DorothySeated270Born in Scotland on May 20, 1924, a daughter of the late Albert and Louisa (nee McCarrie) Palmer, Dorothy passed away peacefully at Meaford Long Term Care on Saturday December 14, 2019, at the age of 95.

Dorothy, who was very proud to have served as a WREN during the war years and who worked for many years thereafter in clerical and administrative roles within the education system, moved to Meaford with her husband Geoffrey Bedingham from Willowdale upon his retirement. Geoffrey predeceased Dorothy in 2004. While health provided, Dorothy was an active member of the Meaford United Church and was very involved in the Meaford community.


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Obituary: VanAalst, Gordon Allan

VanAalstpic270Gord VanAalst, at the age of 55, passed away suddenly at Meaford General Hospital on Monday, December 9, 2019

Beloved husband of Tracy VanAalst (nee Doherty). Loved son of Pete and Edna VanAalst of Woodford and Allan Cose (predeceased). Survived by sister Melissa White (Ed), brother Tom VanAalst (Beth). Dear son-in-law of Jim and Betty Doherty of Meaford. Sadly missed by sister-in-law Kathy Freiburger (Les), brother-in-law Mike Doherty (Kelly), and his nieces and nephews.


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