STEFFLER, Edward Joseph - Of Guelph, passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, Saturday, April 6, 2002, in his 66th year. Beloved son of the late William P. and the late Doris (Grange) Steffler (2001). Loved father of Monica (Gerry) Pottage, Christine (Jim) Bessey, David (Joanna) Steffler and Bill (Emma) Steffler; grandfather of ten; brother of Grant, Michael, Jean, John and Sister Yvonne (Loretto Centre, Niagara Falls) and the late Paul (1952). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Cremation followed by interment at Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Tuesday) 7-9 p.m. and for one hour prior to the memorial service in the funeral home chapel, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Father Dennis Noon officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Memorial contributions to the Lung Association, 317 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph, N1E 1N3 or Canadian Cancer Society, 4A-214 Speedvale Ave. W., Guelph, N1H 1C4, would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Edward Steffler in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
HANNAH, Rupert Roy "Bud" - Passed away, peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, on Saturday, April 6, 2002, Rupert "Bud" Hannah, at the age of 85 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy Hannah for 60 years. Dear father of Joyce and her husband Gilbert Champagne of Toronto, Robert and his wife Beth of Guelph, Wendy and her husband Glen Stanley of Stoney Creek, Russell and his wife Jean-Anne and Doug and his wife Beverly, all of Guelph. Proud Poppa of 10 grandchildren. Cherished grandpa of 6 great-grandchildren. Bud was a man who enjoyed the love of his family and a passion for the sport of hockey. While being part of the O.H.A., Owen Sound Greys, they were successful in acquiring the Senior A Championship Allen Cup. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions to the Lung Association would be appreciated.
HALLADAY, Beatrice Margaret (Moore) - Passed away, on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown, Ont., in her 87th year. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, Leslie (July 24, 1988) and was the dear mother of Joyce and her husband Chuck Auger, Willard Halladay and his wife Evelyn and Judy and her husband Jim Denny. Fondly remembered by 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters, Margaret and Doris; her son, Bert and her granddaughter, Debbie Kepe McGilloway. She will be sadly missed by her son-in-law, Leo McGilloway and daughter-in-law, Faye Halladay. The family will receive friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home, Shoemaker Chapel, 55 Mill St. E., Acton (1-877-421-9860 toll free), (today) Monday, April 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and at Knox Presbyterian Church, 44 Main St. N., Acton on Tuesday from 10 a.m. The Rev. Pieter van Harten will conduct her funeral service at Knox Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Remembrances to Knox Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
LUCAS, Thelma - (Longtime owners of Lucas Feed Supply in Marsville). Peacefully, at Groves Memorial Hospital, in Fergus, on Wednesday, April 3, 2002, Thelma Phippen, formerly of Marsville, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Carl Lucas (1978). Loving mother of Gloria Galbraith of Cambridge, Harold Lucas of Mississauga, Anita Willis of Listowel, Yvonne Lucas of Guelph and Elmer Lucas of Acton; cherished grandmother of Yvonne, Danny, David, Debbie, Brenda, Harold, Mike, Steven, Shawn, Sharon, Lyle, Michele, Jerry and Ann. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Andy King officiating. Spring interment Huxley Cemetery. Visitation today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to Marsville United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
HARRIS, Joanne Winnifred - At the Guelph General Hospital, on Thursday, April 4, 2002. Joanne (Milton) Harris at the age of 65 years. Beloved wife of John Harris. Loved mother of Mike Harris (Diane) of Guelph, Colin Harris of Winnipeg, Jeff Liberty of Petersburg, Ont. and Laura Liberty (Jim Fowlie) of Belwood. Remembered fondly by her 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by her grandson, James and great-grandson, Michael. Joanne will always be remembered for the joy she shared with friends at the Evergreen Seniors' Centre playing bridge. She also enjoyed the once-a-month cooking class offered through the Centre as this allowed her the opportunity to make a meal and bring it home to proudly show her family. The Centre became a place of importance to her as she felt her time there was useful to others. Joanne will be sadly missed by her dogs, Buddy & Max whom she loved dearly. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Monday at 10 a.m., with The Rev. Tom Watson officiating. Cremation Woodlawn Crematorium. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Guelph Humane Society would be appreciated. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home.
McCLURE, Muriel Elaine - Peacefully, on Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Milton and District Hospital. Muriel Bell, in her 76th year, wife of the late J. Bruce McClure. Loving mother of Don and his wife Laura Lee of Melbourne, Dennis and his wife Cheryl of Milton, Ann and her husband Greg Keller of Guelph, Glenn and his wife Pamela of Milton and Ross and his wife Angela of Milton. Cherished grandmother of Kerri, Brett, Jeremy, Darren, Emma, Eric and Kyle McClure and Dana, Sarah, Krista and Lauren Keller and great-grandmother of Gibson Holley. Dear sister of Velma Chamberlain of Nobleton. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown (905-877-3631) on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 2 p.m. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, North York. In memory, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Hillcrest United Church would be appreciated.
FORSYTHE, Kenneth Maxworth (Max) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully, at the Lapointe-Fisher Nursing Home, Tuesday, April 2, 2002, in his 87th year. Much loved husband, for 55 years, of Isabel (nee Fair). Loved father of Dave (Crystal) Forsythe of Regina, Sask., Ken (Lyn) Forsythe of Slocan, B.C., Bill (Deb) Forsythe of Fergus, Rob Forsythe of Elora and Peter (Shelagh) Forsythe of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Christa, Mike, Ashley, Jim, Tammy, Jenni, Jessica, Logan, Grace, Katie, "Little Max", Patrick and Timothy and foster grands Kayla and Byron. Great-grandfather of Kayla, Alisha, Kimberley, Ryan, Kyle, Cheyenne and Aurora. Dear brother of Beth Cutler of Guelph and brother-in-law of Marion Forsythe. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, Vera Gordon and brothers, Barclay, Doug and Lloyd Forsythe. Born in Eramosa Township, Max lived, worked and with Isabel raised their family of five boys, (no girls in case you were counting), in Guelph throughout his entire life. A veteran of the Second World War as a Warrant Officer in the RCAF, he operated Forsythe and Gerrie Real Estate and Insurance and later was the Manager of Halwell Mutual Insurance Company. He was a Past President of both the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (OMIA) and the Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan (FMRP). Max was an avid curler, a Life Member and a Past President of the Guelph Curling Club having represented Ontario as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch No. 234, Guelph team in National Seniors Competitions. Faithful member of Chalmers United Church and longtime member of Speed Lodge No. 180 AF & AM GRC, Guelph. Friends were received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and will be received today (Friday) 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Diane Clark officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Spring interment Eramosa Union (Johnson) Cemetery, Eramosa. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society, 111 MacDonell St., Guelph N1H 2Z7 or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Max Forsythe in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
JACK, David Hepburn Q.C. - Passed away peacefully, on March 31, 2002, at the Wellington Terrace, Elora, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Elma Jack of Fergus. Loving father of David Jack and his wife Heather of Sault Ste. Marie, Heather and her husband Brad Halls of Cobourg, Kathryn and her husband Keith Fitzpatrick of Fergus and Doug Jack and his wife Debbie of Fergus. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Joanne, Jeffrey, Jordan, Laura, David, Karen, Kristen, Martha, Emma and Hannah. Survived by his brother, Reverend James D.C. Jack and his wife Mary of Toronto. Friends will be received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David Street S., Fergus on Monday, April 1, 2002 (this evening) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (325 St. George St., Fergus) on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at 2 p.m., with Reverend David Whitecross officiating. Interment, Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. If desired donations may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wellington Terrace or Groves Memorial Community Hospital. (Cards available at funeral home 519-843-3100).
McEACHERN, Alexander J. - At New Waterford Hospital, Cape Breton, N.S., on Friday, March 29, 2002, in his 79th year. An overseas Second World War veteran and a longtime employee of General Electric in Guelph. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary (Finamore); parents, George and Eunice and brothers, Michael and Peter. Survived by his wife, Teresa. Sons, John and Ron (Sheryl); grandchildren, Jason and Mary. Dear sisters-in-law, Carmel Tantardini, Rita and Joan Finamore and many nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced, followed by interment at Marymount Cemetery in Guelph. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
WALKER, Ralph McDougall - Passed away, suddenly, on Friday, March 22, 2002, at Hamilton General Hospital, at the age of 63. Loving husband and friend of Ariel (Felker) for 36 wonderful years; cherished son of Margaret and the late Reginald Walker of Guelph. Beloved father of Lara Hall and her husband Tim of Bright and Matthew and his wife Tori of St. George; dear brother of Jim Walker and his wife Donna of Guelph; brother-in-law of David Felker and his wife Linda of Hamilton and brother-in-law of Bruce Felker of Kitchener. He will be incredibly missed by his grandchildren, Will and Hannah Hall and Jack and Leah Walker. Also loved by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. A private family service and cremation has already taken place at Corbett Funeral Home in Cambridge. A memorial service celebrating Ralph's life will be held at First United Church, 15 Wellington St., Cambridge on Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Huntington Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family.
DAVIS, Dorothy A. - Age 97, Sunday, March 24, 2002, formerly of Detroit. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Loving sister of Kenneth (Joyce) Hartwell, Donald (Mildred) Hartwell, the late Helen (Loomis) Bouton and the late Robert Hartwell. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Helene Hartwell and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Davis was a teacher at the Sherill School of the Detroit Public School System for 43 years and was voted Teacher of the Year during the 1960's. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Martenson Funeral Home, 3200 West Road, Trenton. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. For visitation and service information, please call 1-734-671-5400.
BEATTY, Harvey Clarence - Peacefully, at home on Saturday, March 23, 2002, Harvey Beatty of Hillsburgh, in his 88th year. Beloved husband for 65 years of Mildred Wheeler; loving father of Jean Peeters and her husband Harry of Erin. Predeceased by son, William. Devoted grandpa of Lynne Towriss, Jim Beatty, Doug Beatty, Leanne Beatty, Ken Peeters, John Peeters and Marian Trumpler. Also survived by 13 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Stella Wheeler of Guelph and Irene Corbett of B.C. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin. Visition today (Monday) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Davison officiating. Spring interment Coningsby Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.