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Remembering Tom Lodge

Thomas Lodge

LODGE, THOMAS FRANCIS
April 17th, 1946 – November 30th, 2017

At the age of 71 years, Tom passed into the Arms of his Lord, peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. A kind man whose generosity and care for others was his guiding light in life. He will be lovingly remembered by all for his grace, dignity and generous spirit.

Tom will be remembered forever in the hearts and minds of his wife Ann (nee McConnell); daughter Christina and his Grand Daughter Olivia; his sister Marion Soady and her husband Bill; his brothers and sisters-in-law: David and Norma McConnell, John and Cheryl McConnell, Allan and Brenda McConnell and Gordon and Sandy McConnell; as well as his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME, 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Drive and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd. on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

For those wishing donations to the UHKF Cancer Centre or Ongwanada would be appreciated by his family.

On line condolences at www.gftompkinstownship.ca

Remembering Brother John Golemiec

GOLEMIEC, John Thomas –

A proud member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Paul the Apostle Parish.

Born in Glace Bay Nova Scotia on April 16, 1935. John was in the Military for 24 years, a proud member of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). He was a graduate of the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. Following his military career he worked for Correctional Services Canada as a Living Unit Officer (Joyceville Institution), instructor (Staff College) and Correctional Supervisor (Frontenac Institution).

John was loved by all that knew him, especially his family. He will be sadly missed by his children, grandchildren and siblings. A family Graveside Service will take place at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens.

A special thank you to the all the staff and care team at Providence Manor for their dedication and compassion.

Sharing memories, online condolences at www.gftompkinstownship.ca13191173

John 30yrs a Knight!John was recognized for 30 Years of service
with the
Knights of Columbus in May 2013.

 

Remembering Brother Omer Guertin

Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the age of 93. Omer, beloved husband of the late Edith (nee Chaput). Loving father of Raymond Guertin (Marie-France) of Cornwall, Paul Guertin (Suzanne) of Kingston and Carole McDonald (the late Mitch) of North Bay. Dear grandfather of Michelle Guertin-Cadieux (Daniel), Stephane Guertin (Tania), Christopher Guertin (Karen), Ryan McDonald (Jennifer), Renee McDonald and great-grandfather of Jocelyn and Christian Cadieux and Charlie Guertin. In accordance with Omer’s wishes, cremation will take place at the James Reid Crematorium. A celebration of Omer’s life, for family and friends, will be held at the Bonfield Cemetery, Bonfield, ON, at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Mr. Guertin’s memory.

 

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Remembering Brother John Hickey

 

HICKEY, John James – Formerly with CN for over 30 years.
Lifetime Member of the Knights Of Columbus #9652.

Suddenly passed away on Friday December 9, 2016 in his 88th year.

Beloved husband and best friend of Annie for 55 years.

Dear brother of Mary Halligan, of Wexford, Ireland, Josie Codd, of Wexford, Ireland and the late Bridgette Cloney.

Cherished brother-in-law of Joan Petit – Clerc, Donna (Paul) Moran and James Ashworth.

He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews both in Canada and Ireland. John will be sadly missed by his niece, Amelia Marie Ashworth (Rod).

Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville on Monday December 12th from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. Parish Prayers will be held on Monday at 7:30 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 127 Liberty Street, Bowmanville, on Tuesday December 13th at 10 am.

Memorial donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society.

Remembering Brother Jake Oostrom

joostromOOSTROM, JACOBUS MARIA “JAKE”
October 22, 1935 – October 4, 2016

Passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016 at the John Parrott Centre, Napanee. Jacobus “Jake” was born in the Netherlands and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1952. Predeceased by his parents Hendrika and Cornelius Oostrom, brothers Martin, Tony and sister Annie and sisters-in-law Benny and Peggy , brothers-in-law Warren Blakslee and William Flegg. Dear brother of John (Sigi), Adrian (Kathryn), Clare, twin Brother Henry, Marie Baker (Marvin), Rika Blakslee, Cornelius (Jean), Wim (Joanne), Karl (Anne), brother-in-law Sam Cadamuro, sister in law Judi Oostrom, many nieces and nephews and cousins in the Netherlands.

Friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME, 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Dr and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Saturday, October 15 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd on Saturday October 15 at 12 noon. Rite of Committal with prayers in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

For those wishing, donations to the John Parrott Centre, Napanee, would be appreciated by his family.

Remembering Brother Andrew Kearns

Br. A KearnsKEARNS, Andrew Alva Melvin – 38 year employee of Corrections Canada (retired) – Member of K of C council 9652 – Peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at St. Marys of the Lake Hospital, in his 86th year, with his devoted wife of over 65 years, Shirley, at his side. Loving Father of Loretta (Ken) Jarrell of Kingston, Monica (Randy) Hartwick of Toronto, Teresa (Brian) Deck of Calgary, Michael of Calgary, Thomas (Robin) of Calgary, Jacqueline (Dean) Shea of Kingston, Kathleen (Todd) Funston of Collingwood and Daniel (Dori-lyn) of Kingston. Dear Grandfather of 24 and Great Grandfather of 13. Predeceased by his father, Alva Kearns and his mother Violet Crowder and his grandson Michael Kearns. Survived by his sister Carol (Gordon) Baron, Balmertown, Ontario and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Visitation will be held at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Blvd. from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Friday, August 19, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd. at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Rite of Committal to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or UHKF (St. Mary’s of the Lake-Palliative Care). The family would like to thank the staff of Rosewood Retirement Home, Providence Manor (Sydenham 4) and St. Mary’s of the Lake, Palliative Care Unit for their excellent care and making Andy’s last days comfortable. We would also like to thank Dr. Goldstein, Dr. Dubin, Dr. Patey, Dr. Stone, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Goldie, Dr. Connidis, Dr. Fernandes and Dr. Truri for their compassionate care.

Volunteering Makes Us Happy, Reduces Stress.

We’ve all experienced this at one time or another where, after taking time out of our busy schedules to help out, we feel uplifted.

 Jesus knew this when he taught us to “Love God, and love our neighbour as ourself.

Research has confirmed that there are many benefits to volunteering, both personal – happiness, fulfillment, less stress – and to society.

Council 9652 offers many opportunities for you, and your family members, to volunteer.  One of the many benefits is the sense of community: making the world, or your piece of it, better.

Here are some events that are planned for this fraternal year, which require just 2-10 hours of time over the preceding month:

o Fish Fry                       – Sep 2015
o Spaghetti Supper      – Nov 2015
o Ladies Appreciation – Feb 2016
o Steak Barbecue         – May 2016
o Golf Tournament      – Jun 2016

Please consider helping with just one of these, maybe with your family, then send me a quick note to let me know.

God bless.

Scott Arnold, Grand Knight
gk@kofc9652.com