RICHARD, Geraldine Eleanor - At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, Dec.16, 2001, Geraldine E. (Gerry) (Ambroise) Richard, in her 69th year.Beloved wife of Loutje (Lou) Richard of Cambridge; loving mother of Diane and her husband Steve Paylor of Guelph;loved grandmother of Jennifer and Jeff; dear sister of Patricia and her husband Joseph Fitzpatrick of Guelph, Ruth and her husband Paul O'Leary of Orangeville and Carl Ambroise and his wife Audrey of Guelph;dear stepmother of Jack Richard of Bright, James Richard of Ayr, Bruce Richard of Keswick and Paul Richard of Elora. Lovingly remembered by Patti Jo, Tracy, Jim, Marie Kelly, Suzanne, Paulette and John. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapelon Wednesday, Dec.19, 2001 at 1 p.m. Cremation with interment of ashes at Woodlawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy,donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home, 822-4731). The family would like to extend special thanks to P.J., Tracy and Jim, to Rose and Jessica from Robertson Brown and to all the kind nurses on the third floor at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
SMITH, Winnifred - Passed away,on Saturday, Dec.15, 2001, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital,Winnifred Smith, 74 years of age. Beloved wife of the late James Smith. Dear mother of Jim Smith and his wife Isabel of Cambridge,Ray Smith and his wife Therese of Hamilton and Troy Smith and his wife Leeann of Cambridge; dear grandmother of Jamie, Jackie, Dylan, Joshua, Jereme, Carly, Clarissa, Olivia, Dustin and Sierra; dear great-grandmother of Ashley, Madison, Jasper, Jace and Cody. Mrs. Smith is resting at the Lounsbury Funeral Home,1766 Franklin Blvd.,Cambridge, from 7-9 p.m.today (Monday). The funeral service will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m.at the funeral home. Interment will take place privately at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
BYRNE, James Joseph (Jim) - Passed away, on Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 48th year. Dear father of Peter Byrne; dear brother of Mary and her husband John Fowler, Bill and his wife Vivian, Margaret and her husband Sidney Winsor, all of Cambridge, Richard and his wife Linda of Orillia, Eileen and her husband Reg Mercer, Peter and his wife Sylvia and Carmel Diniz, all of Cambridge and Dianne and her husband Phill Laddey of Belle Island, Nfld. Dear stepfather of Tanya Carol; also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Jim rested at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and will be resting from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Monday). Vigil prayers will be held at the funeral home this evening at 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Visitation Church on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
CORREIA, Maria Conceicao Silva - Born in St. Miquel, Azores, passed away, at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, August 12, 2001, at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Joao Correia. Loving mother of Maria and her husband Fernando, John and his wife Maria, Joe and his wife Ines, Tony and his wife Estella and Fernando and his wife Pauline; dear grandmother of Neil and his wife Linda, Jason, Karen, Caroline, Jennifer, Aaron, Kevin, Matthew, Pauline, Brian, Nicole, Mikela, Rebecca and Rachel; dear sister of Maria Medeiros, Maria Couto and John Silva. Mrs. Correia was predeceased by her parents, Luis Botelho and Jacinta Medeiros; her son, Jacin Correia; her brothers, Manuel Silva and Joe Silva and her sisters, Maria dos Anjos Silva and Hortencia M. Silva. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home , 95 Dundas St., Cambridge where the family will receive friends today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Father A. Cunha celebrant. Interment Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. A parish rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
SILVA, Gil Fernandes - At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, August 12, 2001, in his 71st year, Gil Silva, of Cambridge. Beloved husband of Ilda Silva (nee Ferreira); dear father of Paul and his wife Luisa of Cambridge, Carlos of Portugal and Lisa Fernandes and her husband Walter of Cambridge; loved grandfather of Jennifer, Stephanie and Brittany Silva and Scott, Crystal and Isaiah Fernandes; dear brother of Cecilia Reis, Odette Teixeira, Jose Silva, Almano Silva, Emanuel Silva and Aida Andrade; also lovingly remembered by his goddaughters, Fatima Pilieci and Manuela Warnock. He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Shannon Silva; one sister, Micas Silva and a brother, Orelio Silva. Mr. Silva was a retired employee of Franklin Manufacturing. Family and friends will be received at Coutts & Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. The Parish Rosary will be recited in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 8:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
PEREIRA, Pedro Couto - Born in St. Miguel, Azores, passed away, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, August 11, 2001, at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Maria (Chora) and loving father of Margaret Machado and her husband Joe and Gary Pereira and his wife Dina, all of Cambridge; dear grandfather of Ashley and Patrick Machado and Logan Pereira; beloved brother of Antonio of Oliver, B.C., Maria Raposo, Lucilia Soares, both of Cambridge, Conceicao Medeiros of New Bedford, Mass, Felimeno of Tauton, Mass and Fransisco of Vancouver. Mr Pereira was predeceased by his brother, Afonso. He was an employee of Shavers Poultry for 15 years and Kanmet Foundry for 17 years. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge where the family will receive friends today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Father A. Cunha celebrant. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. A parish rosary will be recited at the funeral home tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m.
TAYLOR, Gail Evelyn - Passed away, at Hamilton General Hospital, on August 11, 2001, in her 58th year. Loving wife of the late Norman Taylor (1995). Beloved mother of Susan Taylor of British Columbia, David Taylor of Mexico, Bill Taylor, Brenda Delehunty, both of Cambridge, Arthur Taylor and Louva Lavigne, both of Woodstock. Cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gail is survived by her brother, James Bond and her very special friend, Vern Dale. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 1 p.m. Interment Blair Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
CONDY, Basil - Of Limerick Road, Cambridge, passed away, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge, 653-3251.
DEBRUSK, Vernon Lawrence - Of Hamilton St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Susanne Temchen; dear father of Douglas and his wife Sandra of Kitchener, David and his wife Mary of Holland Centre and Dennis and his wife Mary of London. Lovingly remembered by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Adam and Wilomina DeBrusk. Mr. DeBrusk was born in Blair, Ont. and had been a lifelong resident of the area. He was retired from Hespeler Silk Mills; a member of St. Clement's RC Church; the Blair Hunt Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at 10 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
HUSSON, Betty Laurine - Born September 8, 1923, died January 30, 2002, at K-W Health Care Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, after a lengthy illness. Betty was the daughter of the late Harry and Ruby Husson. Sister of Muriel Taggart and William Husson. Sadly missed by nieces, Pat Dunker, Maureen Chesney and Joyce Meredith; nephew, Alan Husson and several great-nieces and nephews. Betty had many wonderful and caring friends. She was a longtime employee of Bell Canada and a member of the Bell Pioneers. Friends will be received at First United Church, 15 Wellington St., Cambridge on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 from 1 p.m. until the memorial service time of 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, 623-1290.
DUKES, John - On Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Lisaard House, Cambridge. Illegitimate, unwanted, unloved, he fell from the womb into a dysfunctional abusive alcoholic parentage. Those alcoholic genes would plague his life in later years. Such was his start in life. Betrayed by his kin, abandoned by his father, abused by his mother, John fled this family to the streets by age 14 with grade 8 schooling. Tough street smarts and pain kept him away from crime and were his guides to hard work. He became a sales correspondent for the Northern Electric Company. His success recognized, he rose to become Sales Service Manager of a Brantford firm, Parsons Radio and Electric Limited. His drinking increased. His first marriage ended with the deaths of his sons. He plunged into his greatest fight, alcoholism, left the work scene, fought addiction unsuccessfully for years. He upgraded his education and graduated from Waterloo Lutheran University and University of Toronto with a BA and high school teaching certificate. He received a permanent teaching contract with the Galt Board of Education/Waterloo County Board of Education. He taught successfully at Glenview Park Secondary School and Galt Collegiate Institute for ten years. Many recovery programs failed to give him sobriety. He experienced a degree of sobriety in the early 1970's and found his greatest lifetime success in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous and his greatest rewards in his life by helping others in their recovery from alcoholism. He had found his mission in life and gave himself to recovering alcoholics for nearly three decades. He retired from a teaching career spanning 28 years, the last being 15 years in Kitchener at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in 1995. At John's request, no funeral service was held, cremation and interment has taken place at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. His parents, siblings, wife and sons all predeceased him. Expressions of sympathy or donations may be made to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, at your local Tim Hortons. He touched the lives of a multitude in his classrooms and association with his 12 step spiritual program of Alcoholics Anonymous. He will be missed and remembered by friends, colleagues and students.