Elizabeth (‘Babe’) Roberts was a pillar of the Village of Sturgeon Point and a cherished member of our summer church community. Babe served on the church committee in many positions over many years, and her husband, Trevor, preached as a lay minister for decades.
We send our sympathy to the Roberts family, to Babe’s friends and neighbours, and to all who loved her. She will be missed by so many.
Notice from Kawartha Region News
Passed away peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario. Elizabeth, in her 93rd year, was the beloved wife of the late Trevor (2010). Proud and loving mother of Richard (Jane), Barbara (David Balderston), and David (Cecily Ugray). Cherished grandmother of Andrea, Evan (Amanda), Nick (Kate); Emily (Elie), George (Brynna); Lisa (Jess), Adam, Emily (Adam); and great-grandmother of Sophie, Nolan, Esme, and Quinn. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends. A private funeral was held at the Mackey Funeral Home, with a private interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer for her family and friends. If desired, memorial donations to the Sturgeon Point Union Church or a charity of your choice. Donations may be made via cheque through the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721).
Sturgeon Point has lost another cherished member of its community, and the church a dear congregant. We send our sympathies to Lorna’s husband of 68 years, Ted, and to her family, friends, and neighbours.
LORNA MARGARET GRAHAM July 20, 1934 – November 11, 2020
With profound sadness, but also with tremendous gratitude for her life, the family of Lorna Margaret Graham (née Christian) announces her passing after a lengthy and valiant struggle with breast cancer. Born July 20, 1934, in Lindsay, Ontario to Dorothy and Elmer Christian, Lorna created one of the great love stories of our time for her spouse of 68 years, James E. “Ted” Graham, currently of Orono and Sturgeon Point, Ontario. High school sweethearts, they met and married in Lindsay, relocated to Toronto and became parents to Deborah Woods (Bruce), Catherine Graham, Jeffrey Graham (Karen Langhammer), Stephanie Pipe (Steven), and Meredith Graham Anderson (Jeremy); grandparents to Benjamin Madden (Jennifer), Shannon Sibbald (Robert), Timothy and Charlotte Graham, Joshua Pipe (Rebecca), Jesse Pipe (Chelsea) and James Pipe, Connor and Skye Graham Anderson and Marisa Pavao-Brady; and great-grandparents to Aidan, Madeline, Lachlan and Elowyn Sibbald, Emmett and Nathaniel Madden, and Ezekiel, Malachi and Elijah Pipe. Lorna was the well-loved sister of John Christian and sister-in-law of Jean Richardson. Lorna shared her never failing love with nieces and nephews Roy (Liz) Crum, Richard Crum (Jan Telfer), Susan Crum (Elaine Burr), Warren and Kim Christian, and great-nieces and -nephews. Lorna was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother, and a “homemaker” in the very best sense of the word. She created a strong sense of home and family, as Ted’s very busy and successful career at Procter and Gamble, Shopsy’s and Versa Services took them from Toronto to Scarborough to Kitchener, to Mississauga and finally to Orono and Sturgeon Point, Ontario. With her unerring sense of style and interior design, she created comfortable and beautiful homes for Ted and the family with each move. Lorna was the consummate hostess, creating lovely meals and holiday celebrations that her family and friends will always remember. She loved to paint, sew, arrange flowers and “craft,” and was a voracious reader. She was the calm and loving centre of our family, on whom we all relied. She will be so greatly missed. Lorna was a great friend to many, including a group of people who attended Lindsay Collegiate Institute with her. That group maintained close, affectionate connections for over fifty years. Later she shared that same love and sense of connection with neighbours in the Toronto area and Sturgeon Point. The family will cherish the memory of all that Lorna has done to care for and support her husband and family, the beauty she brought into the world in so many ways, and her demonstration of God’s love through service in various churches and communities. The family is deeply grateful to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre and Dr. Zalewski and his professional team for the exemplary care Lorna received. Should you wish to make a memorial donation in Lorna’s name, please consider Lakeridge Health Foundation or the Durham Regional Cancer Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to Newcastle Funeral Home. A memorial service may be held, depending on developments regarding COVID-19. Lorna, based on her strong Christian beliefs, loved these words – “I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” – Psalm 121:1-2
Celebration of Life: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2 p.m., at Eglinton St-George’s United Church, 33 Litton Blvd., Toronto
Mae has been a beloved member of our community and our church since the day she arrived at Sturgeon Point as a young nurse, to help Amy and Clair Stewart with their growing family.
It had been her plan to stay for the summer, but she did not plan on meeting the dashing Flavelle Macmillan. That one summer turned into a lifetime of summers, mostly spent at their cottage in Sandy Point.
Mae joined the board of the Sturgeon Point Union Church in 1971. She helmed every conceivable position until her retirement, forty years later. For a dozen years she served as secretary of the church and the record of meetings, captured in her beautifully hand-written minutes, filled with her charm and wit, are a joy to read.
Mae was much loved and will be much missed.
It was Mae’s wish that the church, and the outreach work it does, be supported in her memory. Donations may be received two ways:
The Sturgeon Point Union Church played a large role in Peter Breyfogle’s cottage life. He was a faithful member of the congregation for decades, and served as chair of the church board, and trustee of the building he loved, for more years then we can remember. He will be sorely missed by his Point family, by Jo, Nick, Jillian, Charlie and Sam, and by his cottage friends. But he will also be missed by the church community. We look forward to being part of a Celebration of Life for Peter on Saturday, July 21, 2019
Death notice, Globe and Mail
Breyfogle, born September 24, 1935 Barcelona Spain, died October 20, 2018, Cobourg Canada.
Survived by his wife Jo, of 53 years; his son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Jillian; grandsons Charlie and Sam.
Graduate of Winchester College, University of Cambridge (Trinity College), and Harvard Business School. Champion rower, avid sailor, golfer, reader, and lover of bridge and crosswords.
World traveler and international businessman with Massey-Ferguson, Dome Petroleum, Investcan, and other entrepreneurial ventures, most recently in Egypt, China, and the Bahamas.
A celebration of his life will be held at his cherished home, Sturgeon Point, next summer.
Donations in his memory may be sent by cheque to:
Sturgeon Point Union Church
c/o Jeanne Crighton 43Irene Avenue
Fenelon Falls, ON K0M 1N0