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  • Picture of Warren Errol MacKinnon
    Warren Errol MacKinnon

    December 17, 1937 - July 14, 2024

    Peacefully at the Souris Hospital on Sunday, July 14, 2024, Warren Errol MacKinnon passed away with family by his side. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great uncle, and special friend. Born to the late Allan MacKinnon Sr. and Minnie Burke on December 17, 1937, he was in his 87th year. He is survived by his children Joey (Jody White), Karen (David Rossiter), Kathy (Tommy Vail), Errol (Leea Gerry), and Bernard (Shannell MacDonald). Warren will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Brooklyn Vail (Kendra Wright), Graham Vail (Eva Xiong), and Ryley, Zachary, Kailey, and Lucas MacKinnon. Also, by his step-grandchildren Tyler, Anne, and Daniel; great-grandchildren Charlotte and Bella Vail and Simon Vail-Wright; special great-great nephews Frank, Warren, and Eric MacCormac, and by his special friend Wilma Ganey, along with his many nieces, nephews, and other family members. He is survived by his brother Allan MacKinnon Jr. (Mabel Gallant); sister-in-law Karen Gilroy (Lloyd) MacKinnon), and his brothers and sisters in law Kay Ford (Urban McAdam), Minnie Campbell (Ronnie), Hughie MacDonald (Betty), Mae Campbell (John), Irene Blanchard, Lester MacDonald, and Judy Hanlon (Wayne). He was predeceased by his wife Edith (MacDonald) MacKinnon, his siblings and brothers and sisters in laws Frank MacKinnon (Marg Eldershaw), Reginald MacKinnon (WWII), Fred MacKinnon (Betty Phillips) (Laura Robinson), Eleanor Johnson (Tom). Harold (Eileen Phillips), Eileen MacPhee (Roddie MacPhee), Bernice Stark (Jim), Lloyd MacKinnon, Clifford Ford, Boyd MacDonald, and half brother-in-law Buddy McInnis. Also predeceased by his nieces and nephews Katherine MacKinnon, Francis MacKinnon, Sandra MacKinnon, Marlene McCormac, and Kevin MacKinnon (Frank & Marg), Keith MacKinnon (Eleanor), Tom Johnston Jr. (Eleanor & Tom), Reginald MacPhee, Anne Martin (Eileen & Roddy), Gary Stark, Cpl. Justin Stark (Bernice & Jim), and Sandra MacDonald (Hughie & Betty). We, his family, would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful care and support provided to Dad by the doctors, nurses and all the staff at the Souris Hospital. You helped him on the final leg of his earthly journey and made it a comfortable and caring one, thank you. Resting at the Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place on Friday, July 19, 2024, from 4-7pm with a Knights of Columbus prayer service to follow. All members are encouraged to attend. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, St. Charles, on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 1:00pm with interment to follow in the church cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Warren can be made to the St. Charles Cemetery Fund, or Eastern Kings Health Foundation (Souris Hospital). *Please submit official condolences through the funeral home website.

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    Bonnie Louise Stead

    September 30, 1952 - July 13, 2024

    With her loving and heartbroken family surrounding her, the sudden and unexpected death of Bonnie Louise Stead (Blaney) occurred on Saturday, July 13th at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Bonnie, who grew up in Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick and was born on September 30, 1952, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Louise (Graham) Blaney. She was part of a loving sibling group of five, including Ralph Blaney, David Blaney, Brenda (Blaney) Haney and Arthur Blaney and was also loved by her sisters-in-law Cathy Blaney, the late Diane Blaney, Shirley Stead and brother-in-law, David Haney. Bonnie was the proud and loving Aunt to Angela (Blaney) Whitlock, Natalie (Blaney) Marsh, Christopher Blaney, Tarah Blaney, Ryan Blaney, Monique Blaney, Christine (Haney) Makowichuk, Elizabeth Haney, Randy Stead and Sharon Stead. She was predeceased by her in laws George and Sadie Stead, who thought the world of their caring daughter-in-law and was also pre-deceased by her brothers-in-law, Arthur Stead and Svend Stead. Bonnie moved to PEI in 1975, to begin her Nursing career, of whom many those cared for by Bonnie, spoke fondly of her empathetic and caring bedside manner, even years later. She made a loving impact on everyone around her, where she ‘dug deep’ into the lives of others. Later she met and married the love of her life, Wesley George Stead and on June 5, 1976, they began their married life in Upton where they raised their one and only child, Chrystal (Stead) MacDonald. Bonnie deeply loved her son-in-law, Randy MacDonald and her eyes further lit up with joy as she was blessed to become the grandmother of Micah, Karyss and Landon MacDonald; of whom will miss their ‘Grammie Bonnie’ very much and will also miss her loving notes of encouragement, prayers and giggles. Her eyes always lit up brightly, whenever she saw her beloved grandchildren, whether it was after a long time-no-see visit or if they returned to the room after leaving to go grab a drink of water. She always bestowed lavish love upon them and into their lives and would excitedly call them by name with a twinkle in her eye and love in her tender voice, each time they were in her presence. Bonnie and Wesley went through many hills and valleys in their marriage and fully lived out their marriage vows of in sickness and in health, following the result of her devastating car accident in 1982 when she was hit by an impaired driver, on her way to her nursing shift at the Kings County Memorial Hospital. This forever changed the trajectory of Bonnie’s life and she lived these past 42 years, following the accident, with many struggles but also with beautiful resilience. Recently, Bonnie and Wesley celebrated their 48th Wedding Anniversary, still holding hands together, still singing hymns with one another during their ‘road running’ trips, still laughing together and still buying only one take-out meal of which they’d always share, especially fish & chips from Stellas’ Dining. They weathered a lot of ‘water under the bridge’ and their family and all who knew them, looked at their commitment to one another as a beautiful thing to bear witness to. In the past year, following a long hospital stay at her beloved KCMH, where she would ‘sharpen those nurses up at the nurse’s station’ with humour and share stories of her former nursing days, Bonnie became a resident of the Colville Manor in Souris. While in her new ‘home away from home’ she enjoyed numerous day trips home to Upton with her ‘Wes’ and quiet time in her room watching her Reba and Little House on the Prairie DVD’s, also enjoying one on one visits with the staff. Whether they painted her nails, read to her from her favourite poetry book of Helen Steiner Rice or snuck her in an extra cookie at mealtime, she delighted in those visits. Her family are very thankful for the excellent care she received at Colville Manor and at the KCMH. Bonnie’s family are also very grateful for the compassionate care provided to her, over the years following her traumatic brain injury, by her family Physician, Dr. Holland and her Psychiatrist, Dr. Spears. It takes a village to care for people and to build one another up and her family are so grateful to all those friends, extended family and care givers who did just that for our beloved ‘Bon Bons.’ We will miss you so much, mom. There won’t be a brown eyed susan or daisy growing in a field or a colourful purse at Value Village or New To You, that we’ll see that won’t remind us of you. Nor a note or card with your one-of-a kind penmanship, that we won’t savour the words you wrote to us, showering us with your great love. Many an encouraging note to many a person you wrote, over the years and that shows who you were; a woman of great love, who had great compassion for others. You showed us this in so many thoughtful ways and lived a life, demonstrating that the ‘little things’ really are the ‘big things.’ Walk with Jesus, mom. You will always be loved, this side of heaven until we see you again. No visiting hours by Bonnie’s own request. Resting at the Dingwell Funeral Home. Funeral service to be held on, Thursday, July 18th, 3:00PM at the Upton Gospel Chapel, 715 Clay Rd. Burial to thereafter follow in the Old Dundas Acorn Cemetery. Donations accepted, if so desired, to the Old Dundas Acorn Cemetery fund. Better yet? Spread kindness, love, humour, and encouragement to anyone you meet, especially to those walking this world with mental health struggles. Do these loving acts of kindness, in Bonnie’s memory. The world around us, greatly needs this kindness and it needs more people to love others like Bonnie did. Also, if Bonnie’s life meant something to you, may you never forget the importance of continuing to eradicate impaired driving. Her life was forever altered as a result from one impaired driver making the horrible decision to get behind the wheel. May her memory, ever be a present reminder that the world around us, needs impaired driving to end and that everyone regardless of any action, needs grace and compassion. Click on the link below to watch the funeral service for Mrs. Stead: https://youtu.be/_R7GRWTYERw

  • Picture of Brendon Francis Whalen
    Brendon Francis Whalen

    September 29, 1955 - July 3, 2024

    Brendon Francis Whalen, aged 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 in Athabasca, Alberta. Born in Bear River PEI on September 29, 1955, he was known as a hard worker who took great pride in his work operating heavy equipment & trucking. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family, would gladly give you the shirt off his back and always looked out for the little guy. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joanne, and his daughters Erin Andrews, Melissa MacDonald (Josh) and Bethany Whalen (Geoff), and grandchildren Dylan, Lydia, Caleb, Raylnn, Kyla, and Maverick. He leaves behind his siblings Gerard (Dianne), Jim, David (Anne Marie), Wanda (Gord), Karen (Carl), Cathy, and Michael (Ana), along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Joe & Amelda, in laws Joe & Rita Manning, son in law Steven Andrews, and niece Amelia Canning. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses for their wonderful care during Brendon’s time in hospital. It was Brendon’s wishes not to have a visitation. Interment will take place at a later date.

  • Picture of Gerald Roy Mahar
    Gerald Roy Mahar

    August 31, 1958 - July 1, 2024

    Peacefully at the Souris Hospital on Monday, July 1, 2024, Gerald Roy Mahar passed away with family by his side. Born in Summerside, PE on August 31, 1958, he was aged 65 years. Roy is survived by his loving children Anna and Josh Mahar and will be missed by his dear siblings Joyce Norrish (Max), Audrey Heinz (Barton), Gary (Betty), Brian (Joanne), Glen (Nancy), and Carol Cheverie (Mark), along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition, he will be lovingly remembered by the staff and residence of the Bayview Lodge who he considered his second family. He is predeceased by his parents Joe and Lola Mahar, brother Kevin, and nephew Stephen. The Mahar family would like to acknowledge the care and support given to their father and brother during his time at the Bayview Lodge. The kindness shown to him by the entire staff will always be remembered. A funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Souris, PE on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 10:30am with interment to take place at a later date in the St. Alexis Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Rollo Bay, PE. If so desired, donations in memory of Roy can be made to the Eastern Kings Health Foundation (Souris Dialysis).

  • Picture of Harold Douglas MacKenzie
    Harold Douglas MacKenzie

    July 6, 1939 - June 23, 2024

    It is with sadness, the family of Harold MacKenzie announce his passing which occurred peacefully at his residence on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Born on July 6, 1939, he was aged 84 years of Fortune Bridge, PE. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years Norma (nee Garrett), and will be forever loved by his daughters Trudy, Tracy (Rodger Evans), and Tammy MacKenzie (Greg Antuchiewicz). Harold was a caring and loving grampy to Delsie Martin (Adam) and Kyler Burke, and great grampy to Eva and Parker. In addition, he leaves behind his dear brother Basil (Anne), sister-in-law Ethel, and brother-in-law Raymond Downe, along with numerous niece, nephews, and extended members of the Garrett family. Predeceased by his parents Eldon and Olga MacKenzie, brother Eric and sister Gloria Downe. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Souris Home Care, Jill Lamoureux of Medi-Feet, and Cathy Williams for the ongoing care and support to their father. Harold truly loved their visits and companionship. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place on Friday, June 28, 2024, from 5-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the Bay Fortune United Church on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 2:00pm with interment to follow in the church cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Harold can be made to the Eastern Kings Health Foundation (Souris Hospital).

  • Picture of Vivian Nora Blaisdell
    Vivian Nora Blaisdell

    April 24, 1945 - June 9, 2024

    Peacefully at the Colville Manor on Sunday, June 9, 2024, the death occurred of Vivian Nora Blaisdell (nee Jackson). Born to the late George and Margaret Jackson on April 24, 1945, she was aged 79 years of Souris, PE. Vivian will be remembered as a loving mother to Chris (Cory) and Randy (Amanda) and will be missed by her grandchildren Catlin (Jessie), Kendel (Jonathan), Kilby (Logan), Brittany (Kyle), Rebecca, Callie (Blake), Waylen, and great grandchildren Lilly, Wyatt, Georgia, Darcy. In addition, she is survived by her siblings Georgina Downe (Eddie), Ethel Mackenize, Linda Creamer (Calvin), Everett (Leeann) and sister-in-law Hazel MacLaren. Predeceased by her infant sister Lois, brother Harold (Helen), sister Doris Young (Clinton), and brother-in-law Eric MacKenzie. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care given to their mother during her time at the Colville Manor. The kindness and compassion shown to her by the entire staff was appreciated and will always be remembered. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday June 12, 2024, from 5-8 pm. A funeral service will be held at the Bay Fortune United Church, Bay Fortune, PE on Thursday June 13, 2024 at 2 pm. If so desired, donations in memory of Vivian can be made to the Bay Fortune United Church Cemetery Fund.

  • Picture of Colin James Longaphie
    Colin James Longaphie

    March 5, 1965 - June 1, 2024

    It is with sadness, the family of Colin Longaphie announce his passing which occurred peacefully at his residence on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Born on March 5, 1965, he was aged 59 years of Little Pond, PE. He will be forever loved by his children Christopher, Travis and Kayla Longaphie. Colin is survived by his dear siblings Buddy (Debbie), Anthony, Sandra (Sefton), Maggie (Robert), Ann and Loretta, along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition, he will be fondly remembered by his special friend Sandra MacLean. Predeceased by his wife Lisa Marie, parents Gus and Margaret Longaphie and siblings Thelma (Leroy), Margaret Irene, Lovoin and Isabel. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 4-7pm. A funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Souris, on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 2:00pm. Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Colin can be made to the St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund or The Canadian Addison Society.

  • Picture of Bellamy Vere Beck
    Bellamy Vere Beck

    August 15, 1945 - May 29, 2024

    It is with heavy hearts, the family of Bellamy Vere Beck announce his passing which occurred with his loving wife by his side at the Gillis Lodge, Belfast, PE on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a true friend. Born to the late Tyler and Ethel Beck on August 15, 1945, he was aged 78 years of Montague, PE. He will be forever loved by his wife of almost 57 years Alma (nee Fraser), and deeply missed by his daughter Janet Lee Fraser (Mitch), and son Darcy (Trish). Bellamy was a most loving grandfather to Sarah Jane, Brandon, Maya and great grandfather to Ethan and Sevyn Lee. He also leaves behind his siblings Beverley Cantelo, Helen Nicole, Sidney (Valerie), Garth (Shelley), Stanley (Twila), Shirley, Garfield, and sisters-in-law Janet Clinton, Verna MacAulay, Sally MacDonald, and Betty Fraser along with numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his grandson Morgan and nephew Evan. Bellamy was a man of remarkable talent. A skilled welder and plumber by trade, Bellamy spent his career crafting and fixing with precision and pride. Music was a cornerstone of Bellamy’s life. His happiest moments where those spent strumming his guitar and singing among friends. A true family man, Bellamy was fantastic babysitter and a true baby whisperer. He loved his children dearly. By personal request, there will be no visitation. A private funeral service will take place at a later date at Dingwell Funeral Home, Souris, with interment to follow in the Brudenell Cemetery, PE. If so desired, donations in memory of Bellamy can be made to the Brudenell Cemetery.

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    James "Jimmy" Alphonsus Kickham

    November 17, 1926 - May 25, 2024

    Peacefully at the Souris Hospital on Saturday, May 25, 2024, James “Jimmy” Alphonsus Kickham passed away with family by his side. Born on November 17, 1926, in Souris West, PEI, he was aged 97 years. He is survived by his children Gladys, Sherron (Robert Gamble), Cindy, Frank (Bernadine Carew), Cheryl (Gerard Chaisson), Tracey (Spencer MacPhee), and Mark (Kelli Miller). Jimmy is also survived by his grandchildren Adam Kickham, Tyler Fisher, Viki Chaisson (Calvin Hyslop), Meagan Carew, Sara Gamble, Jack Gamble (Abbie Yeo), Austin Kickham, Sophie Kickham and great grandchildren Jake, Logan and Harlynn Fisher and Lexi, Max, and Shay Hyslop. Jimmy’s nieces and nephews (the Dobles and the MacIsaacs) were very special to him and he truly enjoyed their phone calls and visits; Gladys (Doble) Miller, Mary Irene (Doble) Hawn, Harlene (Doble) Benkovsky, Wayne, Shane and Colin MacIsaac, Mary Irene (MacIsaac) McNeil and Kim (MacIsaac) Gyuraszi. He is predeceased by his parents Elva (Deagle) and Jack Kickham, his twin sister, Mary MacIsaac; his sisters, Frances MacIsaac and Irene Doble Riddle and his infant brother, Edward. Also predeceased by his grandson, John Carew-Kickham; nephews, Bruce Doble and Normand McNeill; niece Gerry (Doble) Peterson; brothers-ln-law, Hartley Doble, Ernie Riddle, Wallie MacIsaac, Ronald MacIsaac; and the mother of his children, Mary (Lewis) Kickham. Dad took pride in his work and in being a hard worker. He was able to spend time on his equipment just last year when he was a young 96 years old. Dying at the Souris Hospital in the town of Souris was so fitting. He had completed many construction projects around eastern PEI. He would often talk about helping to build the Souris Hospital by taking his backhoe into the building to dig the sewer and water lines. He also loved to reminisce about building the initial sewer and water system for the Town of Souris. He did so many little jobs for so many. How he loved getting in his dump truck or backhoe and moving from job to job, making new connections and friends along the way. His memory of the details around these jobs were amazing, even to his last days. So many people knew dad and had respect for him. Many would refer to him as a ‘legend’. Hours before his passing he was still talking about work. He is now on to the next job!! We, his family would like to thank the staff of Souris Home Care and Meals on Wheels for providing care and support to Dad, which assisted him to remain in his home until January 2024, when he entered the hospital. Also, a sincere thanks to Dr. Berrow, and the staff of Souris Hospital for providing such care and kindness to our father over the past several months. Dad was pleased and humbled with the many visits he received from family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances while he was in the hospital. We, his children, are appreciative of the generosity and compassion shown by those who visited, telephoned, sent texts, emails, and brought in food and flowers to brighten our days while Dad was in the hospital. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from 4-7pm. A funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Souris, on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 2:00pm with interment to follow in the St. Alexis Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Rollo Bay. No flowers by personal request. If so desired, donations in memory of Jimmy can be made to the St. Alexis Church Cemetery Fund or the Eastern Kings Health Foundation (Souris Hospital). Please click on the link below to watch the Funeral Mass for Mr. James Kickham: youtube.com/live/JyrR7bN7kCY

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    Dora Marie Dixon

    September 22, 1938 - May 19, 2024

    Peacefully at the Souris Hospital on Sunday, May 19, 2024, Dora Marie Dixon (nee Bruce) passed away surrounded by love and family. Born to the late Wayne and Doris Bruce on September 22, 1938, Dora was aged 85 years of Alberry Plains and formerly Kingsboro, PE. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years Clarence Dixon and will be forever loved by their children Wendy Coyle (Phillip), Garth (Anne), Dawn MacCormack (Jake) and Gary (Julie). Dora is survived by her grandchildren Erin Andrews, Melissa MacDonald (Josh), Mitchell, Denver, Maria, Samantha, Callie, Carlie, and great grandchildren Dylan (Donella), Lydia, Caleb, and Lynaie. In addition, she will be deeply missed by her brother Mel Bruce (Louise). Dora is predeceased by her grandchildren Cody and Rebecca Dixon, along with her grandson-in-law Steven Andrews. The family would like to acknowledge the exceptional care given to their mother by Dr. Bronaugh, Dr. Malone and the entire nursing team at the Souris Hospital. Their kindness will always be remembered. By personal request, there will be no public visitation. A graveside committal service for family and friends will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 3:00 pm in the Bay Fortune United Church Cemetery, Bay Fortune, PE. If so desired, donations in memory of Dora can be made to the Bay Fortune Cemetery Fund and are greatly appreciated by the family.

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