Tributes

Thomas (Tom) Hunter

1920 - 2010
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Whisperwood Villa on Thursday, June 8, 2010, of Mr. Thomas (Tom) Hunter of Charlottetown, age 90 years.
Beloved husband of 67 years to Eileen (nee Curley), and much loved father of Sandra (Bob) King, York Point; Ian (Shirley), Stratford; Vicki (Kevin) Kemlo, Calgary, Alberta; Marjorie, Vancouver, British Columbia; Patty, Onoway, Alberta; Marlene (Harry) O'Neil, Bedford, Nova Scotia; and Terry, Ottawa, Ontario.
Tom will also be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Mike, Ashley, Aaron, Andrea, Eryn, Kelli and Katrina; his great-grandchildren, Reece, Taylor and Cayde; his brother, Jack of Scotland; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn MacLellan and Isabel Dennis.
Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home until 9:45 Saturday morning, then transferred to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer for funeral mass at 10 a.m., with interment to follow in the family plot at the Roman Catholic Cemetery.
If so desired, memorials in Mr. Hunter's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of P.E.I., Pat & The Elephant or charity of choice.
Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held on Friday 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Members of Charlottetown Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a veteran's tribute service at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:45.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.

Ralph Irwin Jenkins

1926 - 2011
Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, November 14, 2011 of Ralph Irwin Jenkins of Charlottetown, age 85 years, veteran of World War II and a career officer. Born in Charlottetown, PEI on March 23, 1926 to the late Ralph and Helene (Cooke), survived by his wife Emmy Lou (Douglas), his children Alix, James and Jane, his brother Paul (Barbara) and grandsons Nathan and Trahern Haskell, his brothers-in-law Albert and Alan Douglas, nieces and nephews Ann MacNeil (Don), Rebecca Alexander (Scott), Peggy Jo Myers (Tim), Daniel (Kim), Timothy (Karla), Lowell and Janet Mollison, Peter Douglas (Janet) and Alison Douglas and many grand nephews and nieces. Irwin was predeceased by his sister Frances Jenkins Mollison. 

Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Thursday from the First Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Sherwood Cemetery. If so desired, memorials to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Visiting hours Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9. The Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6:45. All comrades are requested to attend. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com 

Soldier, sailor, tinkerman, Ralph Irwin Jenkins has died in Charlottetown at the age of 85. A Canadian Navy veteran of the Second World War and a career officer in the Canadian Forces, a keen athlete, “Jinx” became a popular professional boxer (50 bouts) in the Maritime Provinces when the sport was in its heyday during the 1940’s. Irwin became the first lifeguard at Brackley Beach in 1947. Following graduation from Acadia University in 1950, he was commissioned to the Royal Canadian Dragoons, serving in several posts in Canada, Europe and Africa. Posted to the Island in 1969, he was later seconded to the PEI provincial government to become the Executive Director of the 1973 Centennial celebrations that marked the Island’s 100 years in Canadian Confederation. The highly successful year-long program consisted of several hundred events, ranging from the Royal visit to national sports events and community celebrations; eight major heritage capital projects and many similar smaller projects. A familiar figure in the symbolic top hat at most events, Irwin became known as the “Smiling Father”. 

An honorary staff member to three Lieutenant Governors, Lieutenant-Colonel Jenkins arranged VIP visits to the Island, ranging from Queen Elizabeth II, to Prime Minister Trudeau who was at the peak of his popularity. Irwin later directed the conversion of the PEI Motor Vehicle Branch into the Highway Safety Division. After retirement, Irwin and his family operated the Brackley Beach drive-in theatre, a bookstore and several rental units. A Rotarian and Legionnaire, he served on various voluntary service committees throughout his active life. Ralph Irwin Jenkins, you will be greatly missed. 
 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the MacLean Funeral Home at 6:45PM Wednesday 16 November 2011.

Robert Gordon Johnson

1917 - 2014
Robert Gordon Johnson peacefully departed this world on Thursday, October 30th, with his wife Shirley and sons Peter and Harlan by his side. He was in his 97th year. Born November 4th, 1917, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bob was the son of Albert Ernest Johnson, formerly of Bedeque, P.E.I. and Lillian (McLellan) Johnson. Bob was predeceased by his brother Orville and sister Bess of Winnipeg. Bob is lovingly remembered by his wife, Shirley (Lavers) and children David (MaryAnn), Robert Jr. (Linda), Peter (Lyne), Harlan, and daughter Elaine (Brad) Murray. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eliot, George(Emily), Veronica (Dan), and Nathaniel, Robert III, Heather(Marcel Thibeau, Cameron and Katie Murray as well as by great-grandchildren Josephine Johnson, Hunter and Macey Thibeau. As a young man in Winnipeg, Bob traversed the lean years of the Great Depression. He graduated from Winnipeg’s Daniel MacIntyre Collegiate. In the days following the declaration of war in 1939, Bob enlisted in the Fort Garry Horse Regiment. In 1941 he re-enlisted in the R.C.A.F., training in London, Ontario, and Ottawa, before receiving his wings in 1942. He received further training as a fighter-reconnaissance pilot at Rockliffe, Ont. and Debert, N.S where he met his wife-to-be. Bob next went on to serve with the 123rd Squadron in 1943. He soon was called to serve with the 28th R.A.F. Squadron in England and was subsequently posted to Northern Assam/India. On January 14th, 1945 while on a reconnaissance mission, his plane was shot down behind Japanese lines. After parachuting, he walked 23 days by night through the Burmese jungle before re-joining his squadron, a distance of over 200 miles. Bob was subsequently awarded the Military Cross and was cited for carrying out a model escape from enemy territory. Bob and Shirley initially established their family in Winnipeg, later moving to the Detroit area, then the Atlanta area, before settling in the Maritimes in 1955. It was in Halifax that Bob discovered his enthusiasm for Insurance Claims Adjusting, working throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. In 1977, Bob’s final career posting brought him to Charlottetown, P.E.I. a city and province with family connections which both Bob and Shirley eagerly embraced. Bob’s interests ranged from amateur radio operation to serving in diverse community organizations. He was made a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 1 and the men’s Probus Club of Charlottetown. He was a member of the West Royalty Seniors Association, the R.C.A.F.A. No.2 Confederation Wing and the Gyro Club. During this same period, Bob built a summer home at Chelton, near Bedeque, a place where family loved to gather and where Bob and Shirley made many enduring friendships. Resting at the Belvedere Funeral Home from where the memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation or the Spring Park United Church Organ Fund. Royal Canadian Legion Charlottetown Branch #1 will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Rowland E. Jones

1922 - 2014
At the PrinceEdwardHome on Monday, December 29, 2014 of Rowland Elliott Jones, Stratford, age 92 years. Beloved husband of M. Jeanette Jones (nee Dockendorff). Brother-in-law of Sheila Jones. Uncle of Roger Jones (Heather). Step-father of Patricia Monaghan (Phillip), Teresa MacDonald, Leo MacDonald (Kim), Kathy Keus (Mike), Linda Bain (John), Marlene MacDonald and Keith MacDonald. Lovingly remembered by his step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Elliott and Frances (Wight) Jones and his brother-in-law Dewar. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at a time to be announced. Visitation Friday 4-7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the PrinceEdwardHome. Charlottetown Legion Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service at the funeral home on Friday at 3:45 p.m.

Edward "Bruce" Josey

2013
At  the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince Edward Home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 of E. Bruce Josey of Brackley and formerly of Entry Island, Magdalen Islands, Quebec,  age 88 years. Veteran of WW II (RCN).  Dear father of Victor (Patricia) and Owen (Darlene).  Loving grandfather of Lana (Russell), Laura, Sheri (Jeff) and Tara (Mike).  Great-grandfather to Dominic and Hunter.  Predeceased by his wife Rhoda (nee Dickson), by his parents Herman and Sylvia (Welsh) Josey and by his brothers and sister Ira, Ancil (Olive) and Joyce Dickson (Leonard).  Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on  Friday at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in Sherwood Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince Edward Home or to All Saints Anglican Church, Entry Island. The Charlottetown Branch # 1  of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:00 p.m

Arlene (Nee Roberts) Kickham

1933 - 2013
Suddenly on February 9, 2013 in her 80th year she passed away with her daughter Shelley by her side. She is gone home to meet her maker. She is now free of illness and pain. Arlene was the wife of the late Joseph Kickham (2011), and the late Joseph McIntosh (1974). She was also predeceased by her parents James and Winnifred Roberts and her daughter Rosemarie McIntosh (1976).

Mother of Wendy (Marc) Robichaud, Shelley McIntosh (Gabriel Walsh), Dan (Bonnie) McIntosh, and Jim (Sheila) McIntosh. Stepmother of Karen McGuigan (Wayne Hogan) and Terry Kickham. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sister of Pearl (Jim) McNabb, the late Clarence (Joyce), Bob (Mary), the late Frankie (Mickey), Bev (Chester) Culligan, the late George (Juanita), Carl (Marjorie), and the late Fred Roberts. Sister-in-law of Edna (Harold) French, Marie (John) MacInnis and Margaret (Gilles) Marcoux. Arlene will be fondly remembered by Audrey Doyle, Judy Gallant and many nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank all of the Doctor’s, Nurses, Homecare workers who were with Arlene through her illness.

Resting at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home until Thursday morning, then transferred to St. Pius X Church for funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment later in St. Ann’s ParishCemetery, Emyvale, Lot 65. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. If so desired memorial contributions in Arlene’s memory may be made to St. Ann’s ParishCemetery Fund

At this time we would like to say thank you to all who have called and to those who will be attending Arlene’s funeral. We would like to thank the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home, and also thanks for the kindness of family and friends who brought food to our home and helped in any way.

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

Joseph Thomas Kickham

1936 - 2011
The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 of Joseph T. Kickham of Charlottetown, age 74 years. 

Dear husband of Arlene (nee Roberts) Kickham, and father of Keith, Karen McGuigan, and Terry of Ottawa, ON. Stepfather of Wendy (Mark) Robichaud of Georgetown, ON, Shelley (Gabriel) MacIntosh of Charlottetown, Danny (Bonnie) MacIntosh of Georgetown, ON, and Jim (Sheila) of Georgetown, ON. Brother of Marie (John) MacInnis, Margaret (Gilles) Marcoux of Timmins, ON, and Edna French. 

He was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Ada (nee Griffin) Kickham of New Haven. 

Resting at the Charlottetown Funeral Home for visiting hours on Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. 

Funeral Saturday morning with funeral mass at St. Pius X Church at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Ann’s Parish Cemetery, Lot 65. 

If so desired memorial contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to St. Ann’s Parish Cemetery Fund, Lot 65. 

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 Charlottetown Funeral Home at 6:45PM on Friday 17 June 2011.

Thompson “Tommy” Knox

1921 - 2018
Veteran WW ll

Peacefully, with two of his daughters by his side, the death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, of Thompson Irvine Knox, age 96. 

Born in Irvinestown, Northern Ireland, on November 1, 1921, Tommy immigrated to PEI in 1927 with his parents William and Eliza, later taking up residence at Knox's Dam where many happy memories were made. Tommy served as a gunner with the 8th battery, C troop, 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery in Europe from 1941 until the end of WWII. Tommy married Lorna Jean Watts of York, PEI, in 1947. They settled in Sherwood and their house on Maple Avenue became home to nine children: George (Cathy), Linda, Billy (Elizabeth), Karen (Ken), Bethany, Mary (deceased) (Bob), Edwin (Alice), Dianne (John) and Sherilyn (Naomi). Tommy had sixteen grandchildren: Matthew, Jesse, Keturah, Laura, Melissa, Robin, Erin, Jamie, Meghan, Bethany, Claire, Katelyn, Georgie, Sean, Alissa and Eric, as well as sixteen great grandchildren. Tommy is survived by his sister Lilly (John, deceased), brother Richard (Janet) and sister-in-law Ethel. He is predeceased by his siblings Isabella (John), Robert and James. After returning from overseas Tommy began working for Maritime Electric where he was employed until his retirement in 1986. Tommy was a man well-known for his marvelous sense of humour, a large smile, hearty laugh and a sensitive spirit. His jokes were shared with friend and stranger alike and cheered up many people along his path. Tommy was an avid fisherman and a superb gardener. Being a generous man, the fruits of his labour were also shared with many. Tommy was a member of Park Royal United Church, the Masonic Lodge (Victoria Lodge #2 and Alexandra Chapter #11) and the Royal Canadian Legion. For the past eight and a half years Tommy was a resident at the Garden Home Long Term Care Facility, which he always referred to as his “Home Away from Home.” He was blessed with contentment and deep gratitude for the wonderful care he received on a daily basis. 

Tommy’s family would like to thank the Garden Home staff and the QEH emergency department staff for their compassionate care in their father’s final hours. 

Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home for visitation Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Park Royal United Church on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Interment later in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pat and the Elephant. 

The Charlottetown Branch No.1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. 

A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at Belvedere Funeral Home on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. for Brother Knox, his Brethren, relatives and friends. Officers and members of Victoria Lodge #2 and Alexandra Chapter #11, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons are asked to attend. Brethren of other Lodges are invited.

Daniel Lamey

1933 - 2016
At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 of Daniel “Don” Lamey, Charlottetown, age 82 years. Don proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years. Dear father of Herb Lamey (Tracey), Rick Lamey, Judy Warren (Kevin), Mark Lamey (Sharleen) and Lisa Doiron (Garth). Step-father of Colleen Patterson. Loving grandfather of six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Survived by five sisters and three brothers. Predeceased by his wife Constance “Connie” (Power) and three brothers and one sister. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home until Monday at 9:45 a.m. then to St. Pius X Church for funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. Visiting hours Sunday 2-5 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Provincial Palliative Care Centre. The Charlottetown Branch No.1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Joseph Ferdinand LeClair

The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday, August 2, 2012, of Ferdie LeClair, a veteran of the Second World War, and the beloved husband of Joyce LeClair, of North Rustico, age 89. Resting at Central Queen’s Funeral Home, then to Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, North Rustico on Monday, August 6, 2012, for celebration of funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Stella Maris Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.peifuneralcoops.com

Joseph Andrew LeClair

1922 - 2014
It is with great sadness and a profound sense of love that our family announces the passing of our truly amazing patriarch at the QueenElizabethHospital, Charlottetown on Sunday May 3, 2014.He was ready to meet his Maker and the Lord mercifully took him into his arms and eased his suffering.

He was the son of "Double A" and Ida LeClair. Survived by his sister Stephanie (Carl) Bradley, his wife Doris (Lund), and children David (Holly), Valerie (Wayne) Handren, Stephen (Mariel), Wade (Debbie), Cynthia (David) Doiron and Lori (Andrew) Graham. Dad had nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

His passing truly marks the end of an era and each member of his extended family will forever cherish their loving memories of the times spent with him.

He was a World War II Naval veteran and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war, and was a recipient of the Veteran Recognition Award for his service. Both Dad and Mom had been extremely active Legion committee members.

He was a compassionate man who possessed incredible "joie de vie". His talents were extensive including, ball player, hockey player, cribbage player, fly fisherman extraordinaire, and oyster ball maker. He was above all a family man who was deeply loved and respected by all who knew him.

Resting at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home for visiting hours on Tuesday, May 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown

The Charlottetown Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Veteran’s Tribute Service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6:45 P.M.