HARRINGTON, Sheila Ann - Passed away peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, on Sunday, January 27, 2002. Sheila Harrington, at the age of 57 years. Beloved sister of Merilyn and her husband Bob Breen of Brampton and Donna Groves of Guelph. Dear aunt of Kristi, Blair, Erin, Tim and Jeff. She will be sadly missed by her extended family at Holody Homes and ARC Industries. Predeceased by her parents, George and Iva Harrington. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday). Service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Guelph-Wellington Association for Community Living would be appreciated.
KIRK, Nelson Alfred - At the John Noble Home in Brantford, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, Nelson Alfred Kirk, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Gwenllian Margaret "Peggy" for over 66 years; dear and loving father of David and his wife Cyndy, Ann and her husband Dr. Eric Heathers of the United States; proud and loving grandfather of Kirk, Matthew, Laura Heathers, Jonathan and Andrew Kirk. Survived by his brothers, Chester (Helen), Alan (Joan) and his sister, Mildred (Glen); his sister-in-law, Glenys of the United Kingdom. Predeceased by his parents, Mabel and Alfred; his brothers, Harold (Marge), Andrew and his wife Yvonne. Survived by many nieces and nephews here and in the United Kingdom. Mr. Kirk was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the Lorne Scot Regiment in Holland. Cremation has taken place. A Masonic Service will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 (this evening) at 7:30 p.m. at McCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME, NORTH CHAPEL, 495 Park Road North, Brantford. A memorial service will be held at Alexandra Presbyterian Church, 410 Colborne St. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m., Rev. K. Strachan will officiate. Donations to the Alexandra Church Memorial Fund, the Parkinson Society of Canada or the charity of your choice will be appreciated by the family. McCleister, 758-1553. 1 Corinthians:13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love.
CZARNY, Barbara - Died peacefully, at her home, in Kitchener, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at the age of 70 years. Dear mother of Ted Czarny and his wife Wendy, Paul Czarny and his wife Nancy and April Anne Bauman, all of Kitchener. Fondly remembered by Chris Bauman. Grammie will be missed by her grandchildren, Eric Czarny, Matthew and Michael Czarny, Tayler Hill and Ashleigh and Ainsley Bauman; sister of Alfred and Clara Weiler of Michigan, Jack and June Weiler of Guelph, Michael and Marlen Weiler of Etobicoke, Lorraine Bourghese, Mabel and Nelson Hatch and Dorothy and John Sartor, all of Guelph. Predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Bernice Weiler and her sister, Lucy Bordignon. Visitation at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, (749-8467), Thursday from 7-9 p.m. with the prayer service at 8:30 p.m. A funeral mass for Barbara will be held at St. Aloysius RC Church, 11 Traynor Ave., Kitchener on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002 at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Grand River Hospital Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to our many relatives, friends, nurses and care workers who supported our family and provided compassionate care to our mother so she could remain peacefully at home in her final days.
GRIGGS, Philip Kenneth, Lt. Col. - At the Cambridge Country Manor, Cambridge, on Friday, February 8, 2002. Philip Kenneth, a former Commanding Officer with the 19th Field Regiment of Guelph, at the age of 87 years. He leaves to mourn his wife of 50 years, Joanna Griggs and his daughter, Dr. Dorothy Griggs, both of Guelph. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Anne as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, Frank and Douglas and his sisters, Mary Griggs and Margaret Malcolm. Phillip served in active duty overseas during WWII and retired in 1982 as President and CEO of the Guelph Paper Company. Cremation with a private family inurnment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery on Friday, February 15, 2002. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Friday, February 15 at 1 p.m. for a memorial luncheon with the family.
CLOSE, Dorothy Jean - Peacefully, at her home, on Monday, February 11, 2002. Jean (Wilford) Close, at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of David. Dear mother of Bill of Kitchener and David of Guelph. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Jenny, Lisa and Billy and her great-granddaughter, Rachel. Loved sister of Agnes Campbell and Ted Wilford, both of Guelph; and the late Edna Couling, Vera Higgins, Alfred Wilford and and Kenneth Wilford. Jean was one of the founding members of the Guelph Minor Baseball Association and a retired employee of the University of Guelph. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday). Service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the Lung Association of Wellington County would be appreciated.
PIRES, Janet Helen (nee Hasson) - Peacefully, at her home, after a short battle with cancer, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002. Janet, beloved wife of 25 years of Albert; devoted mother of Christopher; loving daughter of Rita and the late Lloyd Hasson. Cherished sister of Patricia Tinney, Shirley Minifie, Ruth Nap, Paul, Mary Lou Hamilton, Caroline Larmon and Kevin. Albert would like to express his deep appreciation to the management and staff of Castle Honda for their kindness and support during this painful time. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence the Martyr Church (2210 Lawrence Ave. between Kennedy and Birchmount). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
HAMILTON, Carl - At Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the age of 73. Carl is survived by his wife, June; by his children, Carrie of London, England and Matthew and his wife Emily of Toronto; by his grandchildren, Robert and Claire and by his step-children, Chris Zakrzewski of Ottawa and Peter Zakrzewski of Toronto. He was predeceased by his sister, George Baker. Carl was the National Secretary of the C.C.F. from 1958 and a founding member of the New Democratic Party in 1961. He was a member of Guelph City Council from 1970 to 1993 and practiced law in Guelph for 35 years. Carl's spirit and positive attitude always overshadowed the cancer. The family will receive friends at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002 at The Arboretum, University of Guelph at 3 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Escarpment Preservation Fund, Bruce Trail Association, P.O. Box 857, Hamilton, Ont. L8N 3N9 or the Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Ave., Toronto, Ont. M5G 2M9 would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home or email firstname.lastname@example.org). A special thank you to Dr. Ian Quirt, Denise Aus and Kari Staat, all of Princess Margaret Hospital, to Dr. Ed Crispin of Guelph for his compassion and friendship, to the caregivers of the Community Care Access Centre and to the caring staff of Guelph General Hospital.
YAEGER, John M. "Jack" - Peacefully, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Guelph General Hospital, Jack Yaeger, in his 80th year, of Guelph, formerly of Wellesley township. Loving father of Lynda Veldhuis of Guelph, Richard (Lori) Yaeger of Conn, Robert (Mary Jane) Yaeger of Elmira, David (Pat) Yaeger of Kitchener, Daryl (Marianne) Yaeger of Minesing. Dear grandfather of Leanne and Kyle Veldhuis, Ryan Yaeger, Marcus and Luke Yaeger and Benjamin and Cheryn Yaeger. Brother of Steve (Maureen) Yaeger of Regina, Rose Bergesen and Marina Lynch of Quesnel, B.C., Pat Dwernichuk of Vancouver, Helen (Len) Enquist of Victoria, B.C., Peter (Kay) Waltz of Vancouver; brother-in-law of Imelda (Don) Scheltor of Elmira and Gert Kraemer of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Margaret Yaeger; his first wife, Anna Cassel (1968); his second wife, Betty Hayward (1995); son-in-law, Hank Veldhuis and two brothers, Mike and Joseph Yaeger. Jack was born February 19, 1922, in St. Georges, Hungary. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 234 Guelph. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service will be held this evening (Tuesday) at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, Flamingo Drive, Elmira on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., with Father George Nowak CR officiating. Spring interment St. Joseph's RC Cemetery, Macton. In his memory, donations to the Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.
DICKSON, Alvin - Passed away, in Edmonton on February 10, in his 82nd year, formerly of Guelph. Predeceased by Vera and Betty. Loving father of Lynne, Wayne, Douglas, Dawn and Deni-Sue; beloved son of the late Norman and Joyce Dickson; dear brother of Doreen Young, Douglas Dickson, Yvonne Henry, and Patricia Cannon. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
BLAIR, Harriet - Peacefully, at Morriston Park Nursing Home, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002. Hattie Alice "Harriet" (Kernohan) Blair, formerly of London and Guelph, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Nelson Blair. Dear mother of Carol Hester and her husband Jim and Richard "Dick" Blair, all of Guelph. Predeceased by her parents, George N. and Emily Kernohan; her brothers, Reg, Bill and George Kernohan and her sister, Emily. Also loved by her grandchildren, Ken and Gina Hester and family of Belwood and Lynda Hester of Brampton. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St. S., London on Wednesday, Feb 13 at 1 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Carol would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at Morriston Park.
CHIHRIN, John - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Guelph General Hospital, Friday, February 1, 2002. Beloved husband, for 52 years, of Kathleen (Kay) Chihrin. Cherished father of Bruce Chihrin and wife Jennifer of Toronto and Bonnie and husband (J.A.) Tony Raso of Guelph; Grandpa and best buddy of Brent and Scott Raso of Guelph. Brother of Nellie Kuchapsky of Redford, Michigan. Also survived by sister-in-law, Agnes Chihrin and brother-in-law, Bob Ferguson and wife Grace. He will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, William, Michael and Walter. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Monday, February 4, 2002, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Nancy Ferguson officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to Paisley Memorial United Church, 40 Margaret St., Guelph, N1E 5R7 or Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, 206-194 Jarvis St., Toronto, M5B 2B7 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of John Chihrin in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
MAY, Amelia "Milly" (nee Kutasinski) - Passed away, peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, January 31, 2002, at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Ken May of Maryhill; loving mother of Tom May and his wife Reta, Brenda Steffler and her husband Paul, all of Maryhill, Betty Hammer and her husband Dave of Kitchener and Janet Niederer and her husband Bruce of Waterloo; cherished grandmother of Rebecca May, Mark and Shelly Steffler and Derek and Alex Hammer. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law, Marg Rebellati and her husband Frank, Kay Steffler and her husband Urban, Helen and her friend Laura and brother-in-law, Tom Tanner. She will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Sophia Kutasinski; her brothers, Wally, Edward and Stan Kutasinski and her sisters, Florence Kutasinski, Helen Tanner, Jenny Bates, Josephine Rosekat and also her God-daughter and niece, Susan King. Milly was a faithful member of St. Boniface RC Church, St. Boniface CWL, Maryhill Quilters and East End Bowling League. Milly's family will receive friends and relatives at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Family prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 4, 2002 at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Boniface RC Church, Maryhill at 10 a.m., with Rev. Ronald Voisin officiating. Interment at St. Boniface RC Cemetery, Maryhill. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Kitchener-Waterloo or St. Boniface RC Church Renovation Fund would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 745-8445 or through www.edwardrgood.com Combined parish and CWL prayers will be held at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The May family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the K-W Health Centre ICU for their compassion and care given to Mom during her stay.