2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Dorothy Annie Declare (nee Baptist) April 29, 1929 - March 19, 2017

Peacefully at the Kemptville District Hospital on Sunday March 19, 2017. Dorothy Declare age 87 of Hallville. Beloved wife of the late George Declare. Loving Mom of Deborah MacLeod, Donna Windsor, Doug, Darlene (Paul) Simms, Drenna (Jim) Mernickle, and Diane Hyndman. Cherished Grandma of Tyler & Ashley Windsor; Larry & Jordan Mernickle; Courtney (Jeremy)Leger & Randy Hyndman; Shannon (Alex) & Derek Simms (Natalie) and great-granddaughter Emily. Dear sister of Beatrice(Fred) Shipley, Clarence (Marlene) Baptist, Ethel (late Jim) Whittle, Ross (late Margaret) Baptist, Jean (late Matt) Hawrychuk, late Harold (late Irene) Baptist, late Clifford (Edith) Baptist, late Kay (late Roy) Girdler, late Thelma (Don) McCoy, late Ron (late Ethel) Baptist, late Kenneth Baptist, and the late Elsie (late Carl) McLean. Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

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By Dorothy’s request Cremation has taken place. A Visitation will be held at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Spring Interment Reids Mills Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to the Kemptville District Hospital. Online condolences may be made at


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    Cathy Blaine says

    So sorry for your loss. Dot was a big part of my growing up. I learned so many things sitting around her kitchen table. May she rest in peace, Cathy

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    Lorna Boyd says

    So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing.
    A great lady that will be missed by all.

    Deepest sympathy to you all.

    Lorna Boyd

    April & Derek Van Schie

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    Erwin & Betty Skuce says

    Our sympathy to the Declare family on the loss of your Mom.
    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you

    at this sad time.

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    Karen bolduc says

    So sorry for your loss Diane and to your entire family.


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    Christine and Karl McRoberts says

    Sorry to hear this Darlene, Paul and family. Thinking of you. Take good Care.

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    Peter and Cheryl Guy says

    Dear Paul, Darlene and the rest of the Declare Family.
    So sorry for your loss. Heartfelt Condolences and Sympathy To You All

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    Donna Gogo says

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom ! My thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and your family. Hugs

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    Elaine Joy Hammer says

    Very sorry in the loss of your mom Diane.

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    Helen Rough says

    My thoughts and prayers go to all the family members of Dorothy Declare. So sorry to hear of your Mom Donna May your memories help at this difficult time

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    Sandra Whittle says

    You are much in our thoughts.

    I will always remember Aunt Dorothy’s full laugh, straight forward perspective and common sense.

    She will be missed, especially at our annual gathering.

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    Jack/Colleen Weedmark says

    Always enjoyed our little visits chatting on way to store, always welcoming, sincerest sympathies to all family, from the Weedmarks.

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    Doug and Sandi Bumstead says

    Our hearts were filled with sadness when we heard about your loss.

    May fond and loving memories help you through this difficult time and may you find peace, comfort, and support in the love of those who care about you.

    Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are close in our thoughts and prayers.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

    Doug and Sandi Bumstead and Family

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    George & Arlene Bryan says

    Sorry for your loss Darlene, Paul and family
    Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time.

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    Rod Steck says

    Darlene, Paul and the entire Declare family, please accept my deepest sympathies on Dorothy’s passing.

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    Velma & Maynard Meldrum says

    Sending our sincere condolences on your loss of Dorothy. So glad I was able to spend time with Dot over the last while . We shared a lot of years of many memories . Our thoughts are with you all .

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    sue Armstrong says

    My heart goes out to all of the family. I am so sorry I was not there for the funeral.

    I have had the pleasure of sharing smiles and tears with a few of you and Your Mother was such a strong woman, I could see how much her family met to her.

    Please know she is in our thoughts…..Love to all Sue

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