Peterborough Branch News

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Peterborough Brochure 2021-2022

Executive 2021-2022

President                           Deb Glynn 705-745-9648
Past President                   Esther Kampstra
1st Vice President            Open
Secretary  Shirley Hamilton
TreasurerMarilyn Sutherst

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Peterborough Branch Executive 2020-2021
President Deb Glynn
Past PresidentEsther Kampstra
1st Vice PresidentOpen
SecretaryShirley Hamilton
TreasurerMarilyn Sutherst

 Year at a Glance 2020-2021

September 28: General Meeting in the Park (Cancelled)

October: Area 7 Luncheon (Cancelled)

November 30: General Meeting*

January:Reframe Festival

March 22: Games and Crafts 1:30 p.m.

                         Grace United Church

April 26: Birthday Bash    1:30 p.m.

                      Royal Gardens

May 31: Annual General Meeting*

June 7-9: Provincial Convention

July/August:4th Line Theatre

Interest Groups






Let’s Do Lunch!

  • 1st Tuesday monthly at noon
  • Zoom/Various restaurants
  • Joyce 705-743-9315

Book Worms!

  • 2nd Tuesday monthly 1:30
  • Zoom/Members’ homes
  • Karen  705-748-2601

Bridge for Fun!

  • 2nd Monday monthly 1:00
  • Grace United Church
  • Sharon 705-741-3313

Merry Mattress Makers!  

  • 3rd Tuesday monthly 10:00
  • Members’ homes
  • Judy-Anne 705-652-1995


  • Special Events
  • Ruth Anne 705-740-3266


  • Friday morning 9:00
  • May to October
  • Marilyn 705-874-2727


Manulife Financial  Sponsored by RWTO/OERO

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan
  • Hospital and Home Care Plan

Contact Information:

Terry Kennedy – Broker and Agent of Record
Telephone: 519-583-0098
Cell Phone: 416-931-2142
Facsimile: 519-583-2876

Local Convenor –Ruth Anne McNaught   705-740-3266

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards 2020

  To honour the 2020 nominees, the presentations were done virtually through Zoom. The ceremony  consisted of greetings from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultures Industries and a speaker on Volunteerism. While they delivered their messages, the names of the awards recipients were scrolled on the screen. The following wonderful women from our branch were honoured at this ceremony:
Marilyn Sutherst – 10 years
Heather Touchburn – 15 years
Ann Siddell – 15 years
Sharon Maskell – 20 years
Merilyn Darling – 20 years
Sylvia Simpson – 20 years

The Jean Axcell Award is presented annually to a member of the Peterborough Branch of the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario for outstanding service to our branch in many areas and over many years.

This year’s (2019) worthy recipient was Marilyn Challice.

Criteria for Cora Bailey Award Recipients

The Cora Bailey Award may be presented to a Branch member who has contributed outstanding service to her Branch.

The Cora Bailey Award: Cora Bailey from the Peterborough Branch was RWTO/OERO’s first Executive Secretary-Treasurer. She held this position for eleven years until 1982 and wrote the History Book – OASWT 1956-1976. Beginning in 2003, this award was presented in her honour.

The Cora Bailey Award for the year 2019 was presented in May to Marion Philp.



We recently were able to collect these donations along with $50 in gift cards and $40 in cash for the Crossroads shelter in Peterborough  which provides safe shelter, resources, support and crisis services for women who experience violence and abuse of any kind.

Youth Emergency Shelter Y.E.S

Hospice Peterborough

Cameron House

Salvation Army Toy Drive


PRHC Paediatrics


CHALLICE, Marilyn Iris (nee McQuaid)-December 22, 1937 – December 22, 2021

Peacefully at Hospice Peterborough on Wednesday December 22nd, 2021 on her 84th birthday. Beloved wife of Dennis for 53 years. Loving mother of
Cameron (Lise) and Melissa (Jay Algar). Proud grandmother of Brodie, Liam, Ella and Jillian. Dearly missed by siblings Linda Helmer (Lee) and Gerry (the late Shirley). Predeceased by Olive Sulek (Otto) and Judy Davies (Roger). A private family service to be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Millbrook with Interment at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Ida. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In memory of Marilyn, donations can be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church. Online condolences may be expressed at


Laura Irene (Horne) LOBB

Theresa Mary (Courtney) Cornack April 17, 1951 – November 1, 2020

It was an honour to have known and worked with her. Theresa was a very valued member of our branch of R. W. T. O. Her knowledge of both social work and teaching made her an ideal person to co-ordinate these two professions in her position as our Outreach Co-ordinator. Her main interest was working with Crossroads Peterborough, helping provide funds for Nutrition Programmes for both children and mothers and also needed school supplies and other necessities.

Theresa was also active in the Merry Mattress Makers group which makes mats out of milk bags to be delivered to 3rd World countries and  used for both adult and children’s beds.




Eleanor Glover September 10, 1922 – October 5, 2018




Pomeroy, Marilyn Jean (nee Cavano) Passed away at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Sunday, May 20, 2018.






McAfee, Patricia Jean (McIlraith) Passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on June 14, 2018.





McRae, Muriel (née Mutton) Born the 14th of February 1911 – Died the 8th of August 2018 at Empress Gardens






Pammett, Maureen (nee Brown ) Died peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.