Obituary: Leech, Robert Henry 'Captain Bob'

CaptainBob270April 1, 1921 – November 11, 2016

Bob was one of four brothers born to Annie (Salmond) and Harry Leech in Hamilton, Ontario. Raised by his mother after the death of his father at age six, he was a proud Boy Scout, guided by many helping hands during his boyhood. He studied as a millwright and discovered a passion for sailing in early adulthood. He sailed his boat the ‘Gypsy’ south to Houston Texas when he was 41 and lived, worked and sailed there for 53 years.

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Obituary: Boyle, Velma Margaret

velmaboyle270Born in Griersville on December 4, 1927, a daughter of the late Clayton and Olive (née Cann) Cramp, Velma passed away at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the age of 88.

A long time resident of Meaford, Velma was predeceased by her husband Milferd Boyle in 1981 and is recalled as a much loved mother by their children: Daniel and his wife Barbara of Elmira, Kathrine and her husband Randy Hall of Campbell, CA, Arnold and his wife Peggy of Meaford, and Todd and his wife Susan of Owen Sound.

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Obituary: Carter, Elizabeth "Liz"

Peacefully on Sunday September 25th, 2016 at her home in Georgetown.

Liz, 76 years of age, wife of the late Andrew Carter. Loving mother of Olive Squier (Joe McEwen), Carol (Frank) DiRienzo, Cathy (Tony) Graham-Smith and Andy (Renee) Carter.

Cherished grandmother of Amanda, Shannon, Cody, Travis, Shane, Jared, Michael, Veronica, A.J., Daniel and Jason. Great-grandmother of Brycen, Liam and Haley. Fondly remembered by her brothers and sisters in Stranraer, Scotland.

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Obituary: Abercrombie, Donald Keith

abercrombieobitsept2016 270Born in Meaford on April 18, 1931, a son of the late Paul and Olive (née Yeadell) Abercrombie, Don passed away at University Hospital in London on September 7, 2016 at the age of 85.

Don is survived by his beloved wife Phyllis (née Johnstone) Abercrombie of Meaford with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on September 15th of this year. The couple met at Woodford at a Young People’s event and were later married in Annan on September 15, 1956 and farmed together for many years, raising their children and finally retiring to Meaford.

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