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The death occurred peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday, February 4, 2023, with family at his side, of Allison “Al” Jewell of Charlottetown, age 96 years. Loving father of son Morrie Jewell (Colleen McGaughey) and daughters Shirley Campbell (Kenny) and Roseann Curley (Darryl). He was the cherished grandfather of Lindsay and Kendra Campbell, Emily Jewell (Tyler Gallant) and Lillia and Alex Curley. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Al was predeceased by his devoted wife Helen (Acorn) in 1986 and more recently, Gerda McMonagle (January, 2023). Also predeceased by brothers Roland and Earl.   Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Visiting hours Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made directly to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation (Stroke Unit). Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

Simpson, Herbert Stuart February 5, 2023 The death occurred peacefully with family by his side, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, on Sunday, February 5, 2023, of Herbert S. Simpson, aged 83 years. He was the much loved husband of Marilyn (Lewis) Simpson, of Simpson Mill Rd., Bayview. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Angela, Trevor (Carol), Evan (Coralee), James (Tammy) and Nathan (Bethany); grandchildren, Gregory, Doralynne, Daniel, Nathanial, Aimee (deceased), Kendra, Alex, Gwen, Claire, Tabitha, Dane, Nate (deceased), Avery, Reid, Andrew, Isaac, Owen, Ben, Isaiah, Ty and Soraya; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Beverley Simpson (Shirley) and many nieces and nephews. Herbert was predeceased by his parents, Rupert and Vera Simpson; parents-in-law, Harry and Florence Lewis; brother, Claude; and sister, Mary Houston. Special thanks to the professional and kind services of Home Care, Dr. Andrew Wohlemut, Dr. Kerin Shetty, E.M.S. Emergency Unit and Units 1 and 3 of the Q.E.H. who were so caring and compassionate and to all our special family, friends and neighbours who went above and beyond for us. A very special thank you. Resting at Central Queen’s Funeral Home, New Glasgow, for visitation on Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at Central Queen’s Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Cavendish Community Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the QEH Foundation or Cavendish Community Cemetery would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent below, OR, by sending an email to cqfuneral@gmail.com. Online Condolences Thank you for your sentiments. Condolences will be printed and given to the family. Online condolences are sent to the funeral home where they are printed and given to the family. * indicates Mandatory Field Your Name*: Condolence*:

Doucette, Edward Joseph February 3, 2023 The death occurred peacefully at the Atlantic Baptist Home, Charlottetown, Friday, February 3, 2023, of Edward Doucette, of South Rustico, aged 89, husband of the late Marita Doucette. Edward was the loving father of Anna (Ray), Paul, Patty (Stephen) and Marina. Adored grandfather of Kyle (Jessica), Kristen, Nicholas and Jenna and great-grandson, Stirling. He is also survived by his sister, Fran (Mel); and sisters-in-law, Ella Doucette and Pat Doiron. Besides his wife, Marita, Edward was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Bernice (Gallant) Doucette; his siblings, Cyril, Rita (Gene), Norma (Rannie), Alfred, Alyre (Anna), Marie (Hal), and Louise (Ted); his parents-in-law, Stanislaus and Matilda Doiron; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe (Josie), Louise (Yvon), Stella (Edward), Delma (Edward), Vince and Edgar. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Atlantic Baptist Nursing Home. Visitation will be held at Central Queens Funeral Home, New Glasgow, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in church cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the St. Augustine’s Cemetery Fund or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent below, OR, by sending an email to cqfuneral@gmail.com. Online Condolences Thank you for your sentiments. Condolences will be printed and given to the family. Online condolences are sent to the funeral home where they are printed and given to the family. * indicates Mandatory Field Your Name*: Condolence*:

  The death occurred on February 4, 2023 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, following a lengthy illness, of James William (Jim) Burke of Orwell Cove, formerly of Georgetown, aged 79.  Survived by his loving wife, Sharron (Cunningham); his son, John, Halifax, NS and his stepson, Bruce (Brenda) Spice, Colborne, ON.  Also survived by brothers, Anthony and Cecil (Doreen);  sisters, Hilda Burke (Stephen) and Lauretta (Billy) Landry; sister-in-law, Linda Gowing-Burke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents, William and Cecilia (Clarkin);  brothers Stewart and Wayne; sisters, Agnas (in infancy), Virginia (Danny) McAleese and Mary Guignard.  Resting at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Georgetown, for visitation on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 7 – 9 p.m.  Funeral mass to be held at the church on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 2 p.m.  Interment at a later date in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, or St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund, or the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry would be appreciated.  To send the family an online condolence, please see below.   Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to North Shore Funeral Home, Morell. Send a condolence

Steele, James L. February 4, 2023 The death occurred, surrounded by his family, at Kings County Memorial Hospital on February 4, 2023 of James L. Steele of Gaspereaux. Age 79 Survived by his sister, Betty (Larry) Condon and brother, Lawrence (Mary); sisters-in-law Debby Steele and Phyllis Steele; and brother-in-law Neil Lanigan. Remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Howard and Laura Steele; sisters, Rita Lanigan and Sr. Catherine Steele; and brothers John and Newman. Resting at Southern Kings & Queens Funeral Home, Murray River. No visitation by personal request. Completed arrangements to follow soon. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of James to St. Paul’s Cemetery Fund. Online Condolences Thank you for your sentiments. Condolences will be printed and given to the family. Online condolences are sent to the funeral home where they are printed and given to the family. * indicates Mandatory Field Your Name*: Condolence*:

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