September 2018

KDSS students stage walkout against curriculum changes

By Barb McKay


Students at Kincardine District Secondary School staged a peaceful protest on Friday against changes to the public school curriculum.


Roughly 200 students walked out of the high school at 1 p.m. and stood on the front lawn of the school to show their disapproval of the Ontario government’s decision to remove the new sex ed curriculum, as well as cutting Indigenous revisions to the curriculum.


Handbags for Hospice a huge success

The second annual Handbags for Hospice fundraiser in support of Huron Shores Hospice was held at the Kincardine Pavilion on Sept. 20 and raised $195,000. Guests dined on scrumptious appetizers and big on gorgeous designer handbags auctioned off by Layne the Auctionista. Standing, from left, are Jen House, Lori Smith and Jen Brijlall. Seated, from left, are Millie Weerasinghe, Janet Murray, Gloria Threndyle and Joan Hooey. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Bulldogs win one, lose one on home ice


By Doug Kennedy


The Kincardine Bulldogs split a pair of home games on the weekend. On Friday night, they defeated Goderich 5-1.




On Sept. 18, 2018, with loved ones by his side, Donald “Don” McLeod, 78, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer.


Don was survived by his son, Ryan McLeod, who had returned to Kincardine to be with his father for the remainder of his life.


Don was a proud employee of the Kincardine P.U.C. and worked as a Chief Operator for Water Safety for over 40 years before his retirement.



Nov. 9, 1927 - Sept. 17, 2018


John Francis Kirby, of Kitchener and formerly of Kincardine, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the age of 90.


He was predeceased by his lovely wife Muriel in 2014.


Greatly missed by his daughters Valerie Foltz (Tim), Barrie; Diane Kirby (Martin), Calgary; and Sylvia Kirby (Bill), Waterloo.




June Eileen (Ibbotson) Kerslake passed awayat Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the age of 80.


Born in Kincardine Township on March 26, 1938, she was the daughter of Christina (McKenzie) and George Ibbotson.




Gwen Harrison (Smith) of Ripley passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at age 90.


She was born in Chatham on May 3, 1928, to the late Gladys (Knights) and Russel Smith. Beloved wife of the late Howard Harrison.


Greatly missed by her daughter Sally Harrison of Windsor and son Kevin “Howie” Harrison of Ripley.




Mary “Louise” Hammond (née Arsenault) of Wingham passed away at the Wingham & District Hospital, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in her 86th year.


Beloved wife of Raymond “Frank” Hammond.


Cherished mother of Janice (Mitch) Smith-Ward of Waterford, Brian of Orangeville, Gary of Toronto, Shelley (Dwight) Wilson of Grimsby and Alison (Wayne) Lawrence of Tiverton.


Community event addresses cardiac health and heart failure


By Tammy Schneider


Cutline for both photos: Dr. Gerard Shoemaker addresses a group of residents interested in staying heart healthy. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Is heart disease an issue in Bruce County? Are local services available to treat those with heart disease? Who is at risk?


These were just a few of the questions addressed at a free community event on Sept. 18 at the Kincardine Pavilion,titled Cardiac Health & Heart Failure: Know Your Numbers.


Handbags for Hospice raises $195,000


By Tammy Schneider


There will be a lot of women with great looking purses on their arms thanks to the second annual Handbags for Hospice event, held on Sept. 20 at the Kincardine Pavilion.


More than 180 guests attended the signature fundraiser for the Huron Shores Hospice, which raised $195,000- money that will be used to cover expenses for the current hospice bed at Tiverton Park Manor. Plans are also in the works to place a second bed in the hospice at the same location, which will cost another $235,000 to equip and operate for two years.