Tributes

Kenneth George Samuel Roberts

1931 - 2011
In his 80th year Ken passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince Edward Home on Monday, November 7, 2011 with his wife and sons by his side, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

A Korean War veteran, Ken resided with his wife Christina (Gallant) Turbide in Cornwall and at their summer residence in Mermaid.

He is survived by his wife, Chris, and sons, Derrick (Carole), Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC, Neil (Marlene) Verdun, QC, Randy (Ginette), Ste. Anne des Plaines, QC, Richard (Tracey), Brampton, ON, Samuel, Waterdown, ON, Michael (Jennifer), Wynndel, BC, Shawn, Montreal, QC, 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by his parents, Flora (Minchinton) and Samuel William Roberts and son, Kevin; brothers, Milton, Burton, Arthur, Lindsey; sisters, Ophelia, Gladys, Susanne, Vina and Bertha; his first wife and mother of his sons, Iris Langlois; and second wife, Norma MacDonnell.

No visitation or funeral by personal request, cremation has been entrusted to Hillsboro Funeral Home, Stratford.

If so desired, memorial donations to the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince Edward Home would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at hillsborofuneral@eastlink.ca.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hillsboro Funeral Home.

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George Edward II Robinson

1924 - 2009
George Edward Robinson II, 84 years of age, of Covehead and formerly of Robinsons Island, stepped into the presence of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on May 31, 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.

Loving husband of Irene Joyce (nee Neat). Dedicated father of George Edward III, Eric Paul (Pattie), Stephen Mark (Sharon), Susan Joy (Sidney Newell) and Kevin Shawn (Sherry). Grandfather to twelve grandchildren and great-grandfather to seventeen great-grandchildren. Brother of Lillian Stewart (late Waldo), Verna Younker (Omar), Dorothy MacLeod (Harold), Virden (late Eva MacDonald) and Gerald (Eleanor). Predeceased by his brother William Earl and his parents George Edward I and Bertha Mae (nee Vessey).

Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, at 11 am. Interment in West Covehead Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7-9 pm. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of PEI would be appreciated.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the funeral home at 6:45PM on Friday 5 June 2009.

William J. (Bill) Rooth

1923 - 2010
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of a beloved husband, father and grandad at the P.E.I. Atlantic Baptist Home on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 after a lengthy illness at the age of 87 years. 

Beloved husband of Glenn (nee Smith) and father of Carl Rooth and Cynthia (Cindy) Riley. Father-in-law of Jan Rooth and Brian Riley. Cherished grandad of Michelle, Korey, Sherry, Mitchell and Cody. Great grandad to Tye, Kylie, Kaitlyn, Keeshon and Taymon. Brother of Gwen Logie and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bill was a Bell Canada Pioneer and a veteran of WWII. 

Bill is resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home from where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. 

Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Family flowers only. Memorial donations to the P.E.I. Atlantic Baptist Nursing Home or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the Hennessey funeral home at 5PM on Sunday 5 December 2010.

On-line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.

Thomas Edward Ross

1925 - 2010
A beloved father, husband, grandfather and proud soldier has returned home. The death occurred peacefully on Monday, September 27, 2010 at the Dr. John M. Gillis Memorial Lodge in Eldon of Thomas Edward Ross CD formerly of Mermaid age 85 years. Thomas was born in Riverside, Guysborough County, N.S. and is survived by his children Teresa (Doug) Morton, Jim (Nicolette), Anita Cassell, Linda Ritchie, and his grandchildren Jon, Cole, Danielle, Sam and Jessie. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years Marcella McDonald. Also left to honor his memory are his siblings Frances Luddington and Charles Ross as well as sister-in-law Elizabeth Butler and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home. Private visitation by personal request. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Mt. Ryan. Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a veterans tribute service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. 

Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers please thank a veteran and remember all those who served and continue to serve their country. On-line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.
 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service of Remembrance at the Hennessey Funeral Home at 6:45PM on Wednesday 29 September 2010.

George Shelfoon

The death occurred at the Atlantic Baptist Nursing Home on Thursday, September 6, 2012 of George Shelfoon of Charlottetown and Stanhope, age 87 years. Veteran of Second World War (Royal Regiment of Canada).
Beloved husband of Janey and dear father of Peggy Ann (Allan) Tupper. Grandfather to Joshua and Adam. Survived by sister, Margaret Hutchings, and special nephew, Richard Baldwin.
Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel from where the service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment in Stanhope Eastern Road Cemetery.
Family flowers only, however, if so desired, memorials to Trinity United Church Restoration Fund or the Atlantic Baptist Home Activity Fund would be appreciated.
Visiting hours on Tuesday from 1 until 2 p.m.
The Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

Newman J. Sigsworth

1918 - 2015
Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, December 7, 2015 of Newman J. Sigsworth of Whisperwood Villa, Charlottetown formerly of Borden Carleton, Veteran of the Second World War, Hard Hat Mark V Diver, Air Sea Rescue, age 97 years.

Beloved husband of Rita (nee MacLean) Sigsworth and dear father of Wilma, Arlene (David) Lipton, Anita (Ken) Kelly, Cathy (Wayne) Young, Keith (Alma), Bill (Debbie), Frank (Val) and Denise (deceased). Proud Granddad of Sonya Lipton (Matt MacCallum), Taylor Lipton, Jade Flemming (Tony), Ryan Kelly(Jennifer), Rachelle Kelly(Cory Jay), Jean-Marc Paille, Patrick Sigsworth, Kyle Sigsworth, Lindsey Sigsworth, Dylan Sigsworth, Britanny Ollerenshaw (Ian), Kalem Sigsworth and Great Granddad of Bates Ling, Levi Jay, Luca MacCallum, Violet MacCallum, Payton Anna Kelly and Cate Kelly. Newman was the last surviving member of his family, being predeceased by his parents Capt. William J. and Catherine (Walker), Sigsworth, brothers Michael Sigsworth, Dr. Pius Sigsworth and sisters Hester Kenny, Jean Nyberg and Genevieve Gemski.

Resting at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home until Friday morning, then transferred to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer for funeral mass at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Charlottetown Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Veterans Tribute Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 3:45 p.m.

If so desired contributions in memory of Newman may be made to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.

 

John William Skinner

The death occurred peacefully at Beach Grove Home on Saturday, November 10, 2012 of John William Skinner of Charlottetown, age 85 years. Beloved husband of Joyce (MacLauchlan). Loving father of Florence Skinner (Hubert Sock MacDonald), Janice (Dave) McAlduff, Rebecca (Ernie) Doiron, Ruth Skinner (James Johnson) and Andrew (Kelli). Loving grandfather of Samantha and Jillian Sullivan, Chris, Sara and Jason McAlduff and Andrew and Liam Doiron. Brother of Janet Skinner and brother-in-law of Shirley Skinner, Verna MacLauchlan, Les (Winnifred) MacLauchlan, Joyce MacLauchlan, Marjorie MacLauchlan, Wanda Mallett and Marguerite Ellis. Predeceased by his parents Rev. John R. and Margaret (MacDonald) Skinner; brothers Alexander and Maxwell, sisters-in-law Margaret and Lorraine Skinner, Edith MacCallum and Beth Ellis; brothers-in-law Walter, Malcolm, Gideon, Alvin and Harry MacLauchlan. 

Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Wednesday from Park Royal United Church at 11 a.m. Interment in St. James United ChurchCemetery, West Covehead. Family flowers only, however if so desired memorials to ParkRoyalUnitedChurch or Beach Grove Home Meadow Unit would be appreciated. Visiting hours Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

John (Jack) D Smallwood

2015
 Second World War Veteran

Peacefully at his late residence, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, of Jack Smallwood, Charlottetown, age 96 years. Son of the late Percy and Frances (MacLauchlan) Smallwood.
Survived by Viola (Sampson), his devoted wife of 68 years. Jack will also be sadly missed by his loving children: Scott (Veronne), Kenneth (Sue), Marjorie McKearney, and Rosemary (Mike) Power; cherished grandchildren: Christopher (Lindsay) Smallwood, Sara (Geoff) Noble, Jennifer (Frank) Nucci, Jackie Smallwood, Kenneth Smallwood (Maranda Groom); Marc and Dane McKearney; Stephen (Cheryl) Power and Kim (Dave) Power; and great-grandchildren: Ethan Smallwood; Lauren, Geoffrey, and Grady Noble; Lexi and Frankie Nucci; Delia and Caleb Hennessey, Chloe and Kenneth Smallwood; Ella and Clara Power; and Taylor and Aiden Power. Predeceased by his brother, Lorne Smallwood.
Jack enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939, where he served on the North Atlantic escort ships (Acadia, Skeena 1 and Regina 1) until 1945. After WWII, Jack volunteered his services with the Navy Cadets, first as Lieutenant Band Master-Divisional Officer- Executive Officer; then as Commanding Officer of the RCSCC Kent, until his retirement in 1964, when he became president of the Navy League of P.E.I. Jack was a lifetime member of the Masonic Order (St. John's Lodge #1); Eastern Star, and Island Shrine Club (Philae Temple). He was one of the founding members of Spring Park Church and honorary president of the Canadian Legion (#1) Charlottetown.
Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home, from where the service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in People's Cemetery, Charlottetown at a later date. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
If so desired, donations to the P.E.I. Humane Society would be gratefully accepted.
Charlottetown Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at Belvedere Funeral Home on Sunday at 5 p.m. for Brother John Dewar "Jack" Smallwood, his Brethren, relatives and friends. Officers and members of St. John's Lodge No. 1, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons are asked to attend. Brethren of other Lodges are invited.
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Francis (Frank) Byron Smith

1919 - 2009
Peacefully at the Prince Edward Home on Monday, January 12, 2009, of Mr. Frank B. Smith formerly of North River, age 89 years. Beloved husband of the late Alma (nee Buote) Smith and dear father of Kenny (Nicky Gray) of Halifax, N.S., Suzanne (Roger) Ghiz of Halifax, N.S., Nancy Blanchard of North River, Debbie MacMillan of North River and Michael (Leon Walters) of Halifax, N.S. Frank is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Byron F. and Priscilla (nee Blanchard) Smith; sister, Helena Anderson; grandchildren, Angela and Donnie; son-in-law, Bernie Blanchard; and daughter-in-law, Geraldine (nee MacMillan) Smith. Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home until 9:45 Thursday morning, then transferred to St. Dunstan’s Basilica for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment later in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the P.E.I. Ostomy Association. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Wednesday 2–4 and 7–9 p.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the funeral home at 6:45PM on Wednesday 14 January 2009. 
 
Online condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.

Lorne G. Smith

1920 - 2011
Peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince Edward Home on Monday, January 17, 2011 of Mr. Lorne G. Smith of Charlottetown age 90 years.

Beloved husband of Eleanor (nee Byrne) and dear father of Don J. Smith of Yellowknife, Aletha Smith of Charlottetown, Gerald (Dianne) Smith of Belle River and Robert Smith of Ottawa. He is also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jeela, Dawn and Jennifer Smith, Jonathan Green, Daniel and Thomas Buchanan Smith, his brother Thomas “Goldie” (Georgette) Smith and sister-in-law Freda Smith. He was predeceased by his brother Oliver Smith and his sister Doris Walker.

Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home until 9:45 on Wednesday morning, then transferred to St. Pius X Church for funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place later in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. There will be no visiting hours by personal request. Members of Charlottetown Branch#1 of the Royal Canadian Legion are asked to gather at the funeral home for a veterans tribute service on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince Edward Home. On-line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the Hennessey Funeral Home at 6:45PM on Tuesday 18 Jan 2011.