Gowdey - Dr. Charles W. Gowdey died Wednesday, August 20th of complications from a stroke. He was 82. Dr. Gowdey was a renowned scholar, teacher and researcher whose contributions to the field of pharmacology were widely recognized. Charles Gowdey attended Elmdale School and STCI in St. Thomas. He married Madelon Craig Gilmour (Peggy) of London in 1946, earned his Master of Sciences from Western the same year and a D. Phil. (Oxon) from the University of Oxford in England in 1948. He moved to Canada to work in the U.W.O. Faculty of Medicine in London and was appointed Lecturer in Pharmacology in 1951. He rose to Head of Department in 1960, a position he held until 1981. He will be always beloved and missed by his wife Peggy. He was predeceased by his father William Gowdey, his mother Myrtle, his sister Gladys Payson and his brothers Glenn and Jack. Dear brother of Marjorie Gowdey of St. Thomas. Proud father of David Gowdey and his wife Yvonne Deasy of San Rafael, California, Kathy Gowdey of London, Kevin Gowdey and his wife Sharon of St. Thomas and Sheila Windsor and her husband James of London. Grateful grandfather of James, Caitlin, Samuel, Charlotte, Miranda, Jessica and Claire. Friends will be received by the family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, August 22nd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Saturday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 1246 Oxford Street West, London. Those who wish are invited to make a donation to their favourite charity in Charles’ name.
Maloney - At St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, August 21, 2003 “Mike” Clarence Joseph Maloney of Aylmer in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Gisele (Ruel) Maloney. Dear father of Clare and wife Izabela, Alan and wife Mary, Charlene Gheysen and husband Rudy all of Aylmer and Jim and wife Laurie of Calgary. Also survived by brothers Pat and wife Ann, Jack, Leo and Gerald, a sister Helen, 10 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Velma. Born in Blanchard Township, Ontario on June 4, 1927 son of the late Joseph and Annie (Mullin) Maloney. Mike retired early after 43 years from Imperial Leaf Tobacco. He was a founding member of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus (4th degree) and the Columbus Club. He was also a member of Col. Talbot Branch #81 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the prayers will be held on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Aylmer on Monday, August 25, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert Simard, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Fund would be appreciated.
Barr - Beatrice M., at Valleyview Home for the Aged, St. Thomas, on Wednesday, September 24, 2003. Beatrice (Clements) Barr, dear wife of the late Norman Barr. Dearly loved mother of John Barr and his wife Melinda of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sister of Clara Clark, and Jeannie Martin of St. Thomas, and the late Emily (King) Evans, the late John Alfred Clements, and the late Thomas William Clements. Loved Grandmother of Julie and Emma Barr. Born in St. Thomas, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Clements and Annie (Jordan) Clements. Beatrice had lived in St. Thomas most of her life. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, St. Thomas, and was a Past Matron of Flower City Chapter 91, Order of the Eastern Star. The family will receive their friends at the R.E. Allen Funeral Chapel, 31 Elgin St, St. Thomas, from 7 to 9 P.M. Saturday evening. Funeral and Committal service will be held in the chapel Sunday 2 P.M. After cremation, interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. Donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children, would be appreciated by the family.
Brown - Glen W. Brown August 12, 1920 - September 20, 2003. Glen passed away at the Valleyview Care Home Saturday, September 20, 2003 at the age of 83. Glen was predeceased by his wife Marie in 1983 and his only son Kenneth Wilfred in 2001. Glen requested that there be no funeral services to be held. His three grandsons Tyler (Michelle), Jamie (Tracy), and David (Sarah) have opted for a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the Valleyview Home for the Aged in St. Thomas where Glen was very well taken care of. Cremation arrangements in care of Forest City Cremation Services in London.
Aylesworth - At her residence, Valleyview Home for the Aged, St. Thomas on Friday, September 26, 2003. Mrs. Hazel (Swartz) Aylesworth, beloved wife for over 61 years to Keith R. Aylesworth, in her 90th year. Born in West Lorne, February 27, 1914, daughter of the late Arthur and Martha (Hobbs) Swartz. She was a former resident of Hemlock St., St. Thomas and a long-time member of Broderick Memorial Baptist Church. Dearly loved mother of Carol White and her husband Alan of St. Thomas and the late Sharon Koyle (2001). Cherished nana of Jeff White, Diane White and her partner Larry Cuthbertson, Darlene Toogood and her husband Michael and Jennifer Brown and her husband Mark. Loved greatnana of Ryan Cuthbertson, Dylan White, Megan and Devin Brown, Kaitlynn Toogood and late Jamie and late Brandon Toogood. Dear sister of the late Reta Swartz and late Reginald Swartz. Also survived by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in Evergreen Cemetery, West Lorne. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.
Ketchabaw - Peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, September 27, 2003, Roy Wilson Ketchabaw in his 90th year. Born at Maple Grove, Bayham Township, October 17, 1913. Son of the late Grover Lewis Ketchabaw, and Alma Mae Wilson. Beloved husband of Ingrid Taylor (Luce). Dear father of Alma (Maisie) Rice of Alliston; James and Phyllis (Devine) Ketchabaw of Eden; Carol Ann and Myles Knight of Bonfield; Deborah Ketchabaw and Nelson Brandt of Sundridge; Warner and Lois Taylor of Brownsville; Wayne and Mary Taylor of Straffordville; Anne and Orville Dungey of Alliston; Greg and Jean Taylor of Exeter; Wendy and Jack Reyneveld of Harrietsville. Dear brother of Murray and Mildred Ketchabaw; Pauline Ferguson; Keith and Phyllis Ketchabaw all of Aylmer, and his sisters-in-law Helen Ketchabaw of North Bay, and Jean Moore of Tillsonburg. Also, survived by his 29 Grandchildren and 19 Great-Grandchildren. Predeceased by first wife Nina Moore (1965), brothers Rob Ketchabaw and his wife Dorothy, Wilfred Ketchabaw, as well as Roy’s grandson Sean James Ketchabaw (2000). Roy farmed all of his life in the Belmont area. He was an avid moose and coon hunter, and loved his favorite breeds of coon dogs. The family welcomes friends and family to visit with them at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St., Tillsonburg (842-5221) for funeral service on Tuesday afternoon September 30, 2003 at 2 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Brown of Belmont United Church officiating. Interment Eden Cemetery. In Roy's memory at the family’s request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.