Saturday, February 7, 2009

Francis JOSE, Long Time OGS Member Dies

JOSE, Francis Walbridge – peacefully with his family at his side at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Thursday, February 5, 2009, in his 81st year. Husband and soul-mate of Erla (Chapman) for 51 years. Father of Faye, Gordon (Kimberly) and Murray (Mark). Grandfather of Cassandra and Deigan. Brother of Donald (Marion) and Doug (Doreen), and brother-in-law of Clair Chapman (Penny). A graduate of Kemptville Agricultural College, Francis was a Master Breeder with the Holstein Association of Canada, first Chairman of the Durham County Milk Committee, 50-year volunteer with the Durham Agricultural Society, 4-H Leader, and a director of the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame. A lifetime and involved member of Newcastle United Church and active member of Oshawa Presbytery. Founding director and recognized member of Camp Quin-Mo-Lac. Long-time member of the Newcastle Lions Club, Newcastle Historical Society, the Toronto Cornish Association, and a director on the Parkview Seniors’ Residence Board. Francis supported his community for his entire life, and many were enriched by his quiet leadership. Donations in Francis’ memory to the Special Gifts Fund of Newcastle United Church, Camp Quin-Mo-Lac, or Bowmanville Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to (please indicate family name in subject line.)

Funeral Details: Friends may call at the NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St. S. (just north of 401 at the lights) on Sunday, February 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Lions Service to be held at 6:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held at NEWCASTLE UNITED CHURCH on Monday, February 9, at 1:00 p.m. Interment Bond Head Cemetery.

Passed Away on: 2/5/2009 Location: Bowmanville, Ontario

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