Remembering Brother Aubert Pereira

Aubert Joseph Diego Pereira

Passed away peacefully on May 10, 2024 at the Kingston General Hospital surrounded by family. Born on October 13, 1935 in Mumbai India, he studied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering in Birmingham England. He married his wife Phoebe Rita Guerra in 1970 before moving to Canada where their two sons, Raoul and Suresh were born. Aubert worked at RCA and then St. Lawrence College in Brockville and Kingston before working in the Physics Department at Queen’s University. He was a renowned field hockey and soccer player in his youth. He enjoyed playing and coaching soccer when Raoul and Suresh were young, and loved to hear his grandchildren tell stories about their school and extracurricular activities. For many years, he was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus at one point achieving fourth degree status and was quite active in his Church community. Aubert was a kind and thoughtful man and will be missed by many.

Aubert is survived by his wife Phoebe, sons Raoul (Bina) of Edmonton AB, and Suresh; his grandchildren Krishnan, Kiran, and Nikhil all of Edmonton AB, his twin brother Aelred of Myrtle Beach, SC and his sisters Adela and Dymphna of Charlotte, NC, and Verena (Edgar) of Atlanta, GA, sister-in-law Atila (Mumbai) and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, brother Conleth, sister-in-law Betty and brother-in-law Robert.

A special thank you to the staff physicians, medical residents, nursing staff and social worker at Kingston General Hospital who went above and beyond in their care of Aubert and compassion and communication with the family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 11:30 am, with family receiving guests before Mass from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Reception to follow in the Church Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the charity of your choice in Aubert’s name and memory.

Remembering Brother Peter Hinch

Peter Hinch
   1937 – 2024

Peter passed away peacefully at the John M. Parrott Centre in Napanee on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Joan Hinch and the late Marion Hinch (1988). Loving father of Daniel (Patricia), Katherine (Ken) and Peter (Nancy) and cherished grandfather of Meredith, Gabrielle, Avery, Jessica and Clare. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Gertrude Hinch, his brother James Hinch (Cecile) and sisters Elizabeth Hinch, Mary Lynch (John) and Rita Gallagher (John).

Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Centreville on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11 am. Cremation followed. For those desiring, memorial donations to St. Anthony of Padua Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Payne Funeral Home in Odessa.
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Remembering Brother Gerry Steenburgh

Gerald “Gerry” Steenburgh

Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Lise. Cherished Papa of Damien. Fondly remembered by his siblings Lorraine Steenburgh, and Ron Steenburgh. Predeceased by siblings Victor, Alice, June, Robert, Donald, Jack, Hazel, Kenneth, and Barbara.

Guests are invited to the Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Dr., for Visitation on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd., on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. A Reception will follow from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal Street, Kingston.

For those wishing, Mass intentions would be appreciated.
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Remembering Brother Tim Seitz

SEITZ, Donald “Tim”

Donald “Tim” Seitz died peacefully at Kingston General Hospital before noon on Saturday, February 3, 2024 after a 5-year decline with dementia. Tim was born on April 7, 1938 in Wyandotte, Michigan to Lillian (Hostik) and William “Don” Seitz. He loved and was loved by his wife, Joanna (Gostomski), his son Donald, and his daughters Gretchen (and husband David Deskin), Sarah, and Rachel (who passed away in 2019). He is fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Mitchell and Steven Seitz, and Zoë and Noah Deskin, as well as his many nieces and nephews. Tim is survived by his sister, Carolyn (John) Paulitch, and his brother Geoff (Carol) Seitz. He was well loved by Joanna’s family: her parents Joe and Sophie (both deceased), Ray (deceased) and MaryAnn Gostomski, Rosalie and Frank Tislerics, Gerry and Linda Gostomski, and Janet and Dennis (deceased) Gilbo. He was predeceased by his faithful dogs Thatcher and Tilly.

Many who knew Tim would call him a character. He was a proud, intelligent iconoclast who was unafraid of holding an alternative view or challenging the status quo. He was always a deep thinker, with a lifelong curiosity about the world we live in and the universe beyond – a curiosity he encouraged in his kids and grandkids, and the many students he taught over his long career teaching Mathematics, Computers and Religion both in the US and Canada. He taught at both Regiopolis-Notre Dame and Holy Cross Secondary Schools in Kingston, retiring in 2003. He was an avid lover of Classical and Flamenco music, and was an accomplished guitarist himself. He also loved fishing, stargazing, and the outdoors; often fondly remembering outings in the bush in Northern Ontario. He became an ardent and vocal critic of nuclear power and nuclear armaments out of his love of nature and concern for future generations.

Thank you to Doctors Payne, Wu and Tran, nurses Kara, Erika and Hilary, and all the staff of Connell 3. Their kind support made the journey easier.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:00 a.m., at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, Township Chapel, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston, followed by a Service in the chapel at 12:00 p.m.

To honour Tim’s memory, you may wish to donate to the Ontario Clean Air Alliance or to the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. Sharing of online memories is available at

Remembering Brother Phil Healey

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Philip Norman Healey, on February 1st, 2024, in Kingston, Ontario, in his 79th year.

Philip was born in Grand Falls – Windsor, Newfoundland to Philip and Beatrice Healey on August 18th, 1944. He married his beautiful wife, Madeline (Chow) Healey in 1968 and they moved to Ontario to raise their family. Philip was an Electrical Engineering Technologist and Supervisor for the Ministry of Transportation for 29 years while living and serving in the Milton community.

Philip enjoyed spending his time on long walks and took great pride in special family moments at their cottage, Healey’s Crossing. He was a notorious jokester who lovingly teased his friends and family while sharing his wisdom, philosophical insights, and Newfoundland anecdotes. It was evident that his pride and joy was his wife and the wonderful family that they created together.

Philip is survived by his wife, Madeline (Chow) Healey, his three sons Philip (Michelle), Shawn (Heather), and Christopher (Amy). Cherished Poppy to grandchildren Kyle, Madeline, Tyler, Kevin, Mya, and Lewis. Beloved brother to Roy, Fred (deceased), Dennis, Terry, David, Theresa, and Edward. A favourite son and brother-in-law to the Chow family and cherished Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Philip was a good friend to many, willing to strike up a conversation with a neighbour or lend a helping hand (at a moment’s notice) to anyone in need.

A celebration of Philip’s life will take place in the summer. Donations can be made in honour of Philip to Queen’s University Cancer Research Institute or to Saint Vincent de Paul Society (Kingston).

Remembering Brother Gerard Tuepah

Gerard Tuepah
March 24, 1961 – January 1, 2024 (age 62)

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Gerard, at the Providence Care Hospital in Kingston on Monday, January 1, 2024, surrounded by family. He is predeceased by his loving parents, Don and Wilda Tuepah, and by his brother Barry. He is survived by his daughter Alicia and grandson Avery Kinkley-Dale. He will be missed by his siblings Dale (Lyne), Tony, Patti, Christine Sulpher and Lisa (Paul Sullivan) Whalen. He will be remembered by his sister-in-law, Loreen Tuepah, by many nieces, nephews, cousins and uncle Mike Scullion. In recent years, Gerard proudly became a member of the Knights of Columbus, joining St Paul the Apostle Council 9652, Kingston. The family will receive friends at the Hannah Funeral Home, in Tamworth on Sunday, January 7 from 3:00-6:00 P.M. and again on Monday morning from 10:00-10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Assumption in Erinsville on Monday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Reception follows at the funeral home. Memorial donations made to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) would be appreciated by the family.


January 7, 2024
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

January 8, 2024
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Hannah Funeral Homes Ltd. – Napanee/Tamworth
6689 Wheeler Street
Tamworth, ON K0K 3G0


January 8, 2024
11:00 AM
Church of the Assumption
6046 County Road 41
Erinsville, ON K0K 2A0


January 8, 2024
12:30 PM
Hannah Funeral Homes Ltd. – Napanee/Tamworth
6689 Wheeler Street
Tamworth, ON K0K 3G0


University Hospitals Kingston Foundation
55 Rideau St., Suite #4, Kingston ON K7K 2Z8
Tel: 1-613-549-5452

Remembering Brother Marcel Picard

July 26, 1947 – August 15, 2022

Passed away peacefully at KGH after a short illness with his wife and sons by his side. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years 

Claudette, his sons Sylvain (Kimberly McGlynn) and André (Melanie Moore), and his four grandchildren Brynnon, Rowan, Christopher and Michel. Son of the late Julien Picard and the late Cécile Tessier, he is survived by sisters Noëlla (late Raymond Groulx), Anita (late Wilfred Harrigan), Andréa (late Robert Séguin), Agathe (Gérald Séguin), and brother Michel (France Hogue). Predeceased by brothers Léopold (late Raymonde Sauvé), Conrad (late Pauline Maisonneuve) and Yvon (Francine Desjardins); and sisters Anna (late Al Benny), Colombe (late Harry McCarthy) and brother-in-law Michael Murray (Anne Parker).

One of eleven children, Marcel was born in Plantagenet, Ontario, where his fondest memories were of growing up on a farm in nearby Treadwell. As a young man, he lived in Montréal before moving on to Kingston with his young family. A long-time employee at Northern Telecom (later Belden), Marcel worked his way up from machine operator to become the Director of Human Resources. For many years, he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Paul the Apostle church.

Founder of The Violin Workshop, Marcel was a skilled luthier who made exceptional violins and lovingly repaired and restored stringed instruments from around the world. Well-known in the city’s music community, Marcel played fiddle in the Kingston Ceili Band and the Musical Knights for several years. Along with writing original music, he possessed a recognized talent for arrangements which was a local resource for fellow musicians and teachers who regularly sought out his help.

Active in sports, in his younger years Marcel took judo with his sons. He played in hockey, broomball and softball leagues, and coached softball as well, but his love of golf lasted into his golden years. As a twenty-one-year summer resident at Ashton Park Estates campground in Napanee, Marcel was the park’s tireless volunteer handyman, aiding his neighbors and making many improvements to the grounds.

Marcel was a talented, generous, hardworking man devoted to his wife, his family, and his community. His absence will be keenly felt by all, but his instruments, his music and his legacy will go on.

There will be a public visitation on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 10:30-12:30 at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Drive in Kingston (Centennial at Taylor-Kidd), followed by Liturgy of the Word Services in the chapel at 12:30 p.m. Father Mark Chockrek officiating. Rite of Committal prayers will be said at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens at 1:30 p.m. with a reception following back at the funeral home.

Those who wish to make a memorial donation are encouraged to contribute to Partners in Mission Food Bank or a cause of their choice.
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Remembering Brother Fred Happy

17-Jan-1935 – 31-Jul-2022

In Loving Memory

HAPPY, Frederick W. “Fred”

After a lengthy illness at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, July 31, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (April 19, 2022). Loving father of Frederick J. Happy (Carol) of West Falls NY. Cherished by his grandchildren: Frederick S. Happy and Sofia G. Happy. Fondly remembered by his many friends at Corrections Canada, RCAF and the Knights of Columbus in Kingston. We will miss his photos.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Fred and Margaret will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

For those wishing donations to St. Paul the Apostle Church Fund would be appreciated.

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Remembering Brother John Hayes

John Philip Hayes
March 19, 1939 – October 29, 2021

Peacefully passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital’s palliative care unit. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth (Betty) for 60 years. Devoted father to Joanne (Paul), Matthew David, and Dianne (deceased). John was passionate about cars, with a career in vehicle finance and sales management. He was the winner of numerous awards from Ford Canada. He enjoyed sports, particularly NASCAR, as well as curling and basketball which he played in his younger days. John was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and was proud to be a Third and Fourth degree Knight. He and Betty were very active members of their church community in Bath, ON. During his retirement years, he was an avid bridge player, joined by his wife and the bridge mascot, their dog Zach. John was the son of Leonard Hayes and Margaret Cheevers of Brantford, ON. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters Michael, Carol, Donna, and Bill, as well as by his five grandchildren. His sister Marilyn passed away shortly before him. A private celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your charity of choice.

Published on November 15, 2021
Kingston Whig Standard

Remembering Brother Armand Bedard

March 13, 1930 – November 6, 2021

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, Armand passed peacefully in his bed at Providence Manor, to join his beloved wife of 66 years Cecile Bedard. Armand was a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Air Force for 35 years, greatly involved in the Kingston community after his retirement.  He was an active, respected and influential member of the Kingston Senior’s Centre, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 and a proud Knight of Columbus: St. Paul the Apostle Council and Archbishop J.V. Cleary Assembly.

Loving father of Bernie Bedard, Mimi Rogers (James), Jacques Bedard (Janet), and Lynne Morin (Jean-Pierre).  Cherished Grandfather of Jennifer Arcand (Jamie), Paul Rogers (Stacey), Nicole Doan (Jonathan), Michael Bedard, Kaila Morin (Ivan Sabourin), Daniel Morin (Midori Kaga), Andre Bedard (Aaryn Normand) and Bradley Bedard. Loving great grandfather of 12 and great great grandfather of 2. 

He is survived by his sisters: Aline Bedard, Solange Bedard (George Tousignant), Lise Bedard (Claude Pilon), Jocelynne Bedard; his brother Gilles Bedard (Aline Bourget) and his sister-in-law Aline Juneau (Raymond Bedard). 
Predeceased by 6 brothers and 3 sisters.  Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME, 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Dr. and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Friday, November 12th from 2 pm until 5 pm. With Covid Restrictions all attending the visitation will have to show proof of their double vaccination and wear a mask at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul the Apostle Church 1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd on Saturday, November 13th at 10:00 am. you must phone to register for attending the mass to 613-546-5150, face masks will be worn and guests will be spaced for seating.

For those wishing, donations to UHKF Providence Manor would be appreciated by his family.

Per Ardua Ad Astra (Through Adversity to the Stars)

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