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July 31, 2023

Janet M. Kempton, beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Kempton, died peacefully surrounded by her family, at Trillium Court Seniors’ Community, Kincardine, Monday, July 31, 2023, at the age of 86. Born in Kincardine March 23, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Noma (Shiells) and William Campbell. Loving mother of Dianne (Brad) Rotteau, Linda McQuillin, Tom (Pauline) Kempton, Mary (Steve) MacNay and Helen (Brian) Van Osch. Greatly missed by her son-in-law, Al Matheson; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters, Joyce Courtney and Joan (Elwood) Irwin; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Matheson; son-in-law, Rick McQuillin; brother-in-law, Bob Courtney; and sister-in-law, Bette (Geoff) Torrible. The funeral will be held at the Pine River United Church, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment, Ripley Cemetery. Donations to the Pine River United Church or Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Condolences on-line at