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Dave Auger, a long-standing South Bay cottager died peacefully on October 22, 2019 in Lindsay, ON.
Dave's time at Haliburton Lake began in 1954, on South Bay, at the age of 11, when the adjacent cottages his father and great aunt had purchased in 1953 were completed. As a teenager he enjoyed summer vacations at the lake with his family and even worked at Russ Dart's store in Fort Irwin. Eventually, he took ownership of his great aunt's cottage in 1973 (dubbed Aunty's Shanty) and subsequently began contributing to the HLCA by serving on the board. In the 1980's, with a young family of his own, Dave enjoyed spending most of the summer at the cottage and keeping the boys busy with activities, including organizing corn roasts with Chet Mickelborough. At the annual regattas he was eager to challenge Bob Bevan in the canoe races. Well into his retirement Dave continued to paddle his favourite red Peterborough canoe to Fort Irwin at the crack of dawn and would be seen emerging from the mist returning to the cottage on South Bay with his daily newspaper. As is likely true for all Haliburton cottagers, the memories Dave made at the lake are countless and enduring.


Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Dave's Life on Wednesday, December 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Cambridge Street United Church, 61 Cambridge Street North, Lindsay.




In Celebration of

Roberta Evelyn Saunders

January 22, 1937 -  October 19, 2019

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Roberta Evelyn Saunders (nee Ecclestone), on October 19, 2019, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital. Roberta was predeceased by her best friend and beloved husband of more than 65 years, David Thomas Saunders. It was 57 years ago that Dave and Roberta planted their Family roots under one of the largest Oak trees in Markland Woods, and never looked back. Roberta was a wonderful mother to David (Uta), Peter (Alice), and Tim (Robin); and Nana to 10 beautiful grand children: Chadwick (Brooke), Monica (David), Jonathan, Evan, Paige, Annie, Mitchell, Thomas, Matthew, and Cameron. A loving and proud Nana, she took exceptional pride in every one of them. Her most cherished times were spending days with the grandkids on Haliburton Lake at the family cottage. She watched over them as they played on the beach, building magnificent sand castles or frolicking in the water at all hours of the day and night. As a Family we enjoyed beautiful sunsets, great dinners and good discourse around the table until late into the night. She loved to listen to Neil Diamond, the Bee Gees and Rod Stewart and introduced the Grandkids to great genres of music with Big Band Saturday Night on Canoe FM. Roberta loved her time at St. Petes Beach and was an active member of the Kingsway/Islington Probus Club for over 15 years. She will be fondly remembered for her Roberta's Corner column in the Probus Newsletter where she wrote about favourite family recipes and her wonderful personal stories. Roberta loved October baseball and will be watching the World Series with Dad once again. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by those her life touched. The Family will hold a private service followed by a Celebration of Life at Bloordale United Church at a future date. For those who wish, donations may be made to Bloordale United Church in memory of Roberta. 


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Kants age 69 after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday April 24th, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst.

Born in Ireland, Patrick was the son of the late Valentin and Laine (Reppo) Kants. Growing up Patrick loved spending time at the cottage at Haliburton Lake in Ontario. Patrick had a love for boat racing, his dogs, motorcycling, astronomy, an avid hobbyist and especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family. 

Patrick is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Brenda; loving father of Blair (Jennifer); cherished grandfather to Isla Valentin, Mia Leigh and Asa Patrick; lovingly remembered by sisters Ene (Bruce) Nelson, Carmen (Allister) Simmons; niece Natalie Moran and nephew Tyler Simmoms as well as extended friends and family.  


My husband Patrick and his family were original cottagers on South Bay for 60 years ,three generations enjoyed cottage life up until the cottage was sold in 2013. Patrick passed away on April 24th,2019...he had many friends on the lake and was well known for his involvement with boat racing as well as his son Blair..many weekends spent testing before a race, over the years resulting in numerous championships. It was with heavy hearts when the cottage was sold as so many memories of the lake were recounted as well as of friends Pat grew up with. 

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With deep regret, the Lewis family announce the passing of Lucille, wife of Bill, mother of Shannon and Matt, Grandma of Hayden and Hunter.
Lucille loved the lake, and all it’s activities, and friendships engaged in by the Lewis Family’s 60 years of summers at their South Bay cottage.


Sudden Passing of Christopher Sutton (Submitted by Greg Sutton)
It is with great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Christopher Sutton, aged 61.  Haliburton Lake was part of his heart and soul.  He was well-known for running a ski school here on the lake, teaching many children and cottagers the great love of slaloming, trick skiing, racing through a course, and bare-foot skiing.  Chris was an active member of the HLCA, serving on the executive and organizing the regatta for many years.

Predeceased by his parents, Ed and Elaine, original cottagers on the lake, and his brother Doug (Bobbee).  He is lovingly missed by his partner, Jeanette; her two daughters, Julie and Jackie; his beloved sons, Brandon (Virg) and Damien; his brother Greg (Liz) and sister Lynda; many nieces and nephews; as well as many friends.

Fittingly, he will be remembered by a commemorative ski run at this weekend's regatta.  A 'celebration of life' gathering will be held later this summer.


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