Auby Cox passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park long-term care facility on August 3rd, 2022 in his 88th year. He attended Walsh Baptist Church. Church, the Shriners, the Freemasons, and boilermakers' local 128. Auby is survived by 8 children, 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grand children, and 2 great-great grand children. He is survived by his sister, Marie Yateman and pre-deceased by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Cox. (Shirley Peters). Auby touched the hearts and minds of his family and friends with his charm and sense of community, leaving behind smiles and fond memories. A celebration of life will be held for Auby on August 13th between 2-5pm at the Simcoe Legion where a Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 4 p.m.
Robert (Bob) John Castles of Simcoe, Ontario - January 30, 1933 - August 4, 2022 Passed away peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on august 4, 2022 in his 90th year. Predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Shirley (Patterson) in 2021. Father of Lisa Castles, Scott Castles (Kim), grandfather of Laura (Sean) McNamara and Laiken Castles. Predeceased by parents J.B. and Stella Castles and his brother Bill. Survived by sister-in-law Helen Castles and several nieces and nephews. Bob was born and raised in Port Dover. As a young man he started working for Martin Brothers and then spent the next 55 years on the corner of Norfolk and Peel in Simcoe as the owner of Castles TV and Appliances. He was very involved in the community over his lifetime. He joined the 69th Field Battery where he rose to the rank of CWO and RSM. Bob was the longest serving member of the Who Did It Club and a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #79. A member of the Erie Masonic Lodge for over 60 years and an active member of the Norfolk Shrine club. Bob loved spending time on Long Point at his cottage on Gravelly Bay and punted for The Bluff Hunting Club. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will be missed by many. Special thanks to Norview Lodge for their great care and compassion. A private family funeral will be held with arrangements entrusted to The Ferris Funeral Home, Simcoe (519-426-1314). A joint Celebration of Life for both Bob and Shirley will be held at the Simcoe Armouries on Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. Donations to the Who Did It Club or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Lee Kent of Malahide Township passed away peacefully in his home, as he wished, on July 30th, 2022, in his 75th year. Beloved husband for 50 years of Kate Kent. Dear father of Jamie Kent (deceased 2018) and Robin and Ingrid Kent. Loving Papa of Kiersten, Owen, Maddison, Noah "Jack". Also survived by his sister Karen Dale, Brenda (Rudy) DePapp, brothers Ron (Candy) Kent and Greg (Jill) Kent, sister-in-law Deb (Peter) Ungar and many nieces and nephews. He was born in London, Ontario on May 18th, 1948, son of the late Fred and Muriel Kent. Lee was a hardworking farmer most of his life. He was a member of the Malahide Masonic Lodge, Vienna Masonic Lodge, the Aylmer Shrine Club and made great friends along the way. He enjoyed being active, jogging and cycling until very recently. His grandchildren would light up his world and he did all he could to support them. Cremation has taken place and in accordance with his wishes, a private family service will be held at the graveside. Donations to the LHSC Foundation would be appreciated. Share memories and condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com