HAGER, Helmuth F. - Of Guelph, passed away, at the Guelph General Hospital, Friday, March 1, 2002, in his 70th year. Husband of Doris. Father of Maria Abner of Austria and Andrea Robinson of Guelph and step-father of Jose (Kietryn) Velayos of Guelph. Grandfather of five. Private service. Cremation has taken place. (Arrangements entrusted to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 208 Norfolk St., Guelph). A tree will be planted in memory of Helmuth Hager in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
ANDRUS, Ron "Lefty" - (Retired CGE Guelph and Veteran of RCAF, WW 2), at Northumberland Health Centre (Cobourg), on February 28, 2002, in his 79th year. Beloved son of the late Arthur and Lillian Andrus and step-mother, Clara. Special friend of Jean Dingman of Colbourne; dear brother of Isabell Bush and Doreen Symons and her husband David. Sadly missed by nephews and nieces, George and Gary Bush, Rebekah, David, Daniel and Amanda Symons. Predeceased by niece, Sharon Craymer. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Kaye Funeral Home "Memorial Chapel", 539 George St., N., Peterborough, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002. Funeral service in the chapel, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2002, with Pastor Frank Patrick officiating. Interment Little Lake Cemetery.
BRITTON, Ernest George - At Golden Dawn Nursing Home, Lion's Head, Ontario, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, Ernest G. Britton, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Isobel L. (Hill) Britton. Dear father of Glen and Theresa of Alliston, Jami and Gale of Alberta and Diana and Philip LeBlanc of Guelph. Loved grandfather of Philippe, Erin, Trevor and Nicole. Dear brother of the late Min Pruss, Lorne Britton and Roy Britton. Friends will be received at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin Street North, Guelph, where a memorial service will be held on Monday morning, March 4, at 11 o'clock. Cremation followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
LLOYD, Richard John - Of Guelph (formerly of Elora), passed away, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, Friday, February 22, 2002, in his 67th year. Loved father of Julie Lloyd and Alan Hurdle and Kevin Lloyd, all of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Sean Hanna and Amanda Lloyd. Dear brother of Albert Lloyd of Peterborough and the late Ernie Lloyd. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Monday, February 25, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation followed by interment at Elgin, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1-14 Irvin St., Kitchener, ON, N2H 1K8 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Richard Lloyd in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
BRENTON, Genie (Lawrence) - Peacefully, with her family at her side, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002. Beloved wife of Wayne Brenton of Aberfoyle; loving mother of Lisa and Jacqueline and grandmother of Jessica; loving daughter of Donald and the late Frances Lawrence of Guelph; loving sister of Peter Lawrence and his wife Rhoda of Victoria B.C. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, followed by private cremation. A memorial service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
VAN WYNGAARDEN, Jacobus (Joe) - Was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1953 and spent most of his life in Guelph. He worked for a while on the Staples farm and later worked for the YMCA, starting when the Y was on Quebec Street and then on Speedvale Avenue until his retirement. In his retirement years he volunteered at his church, cleaning and looking after the flower beds and made very sure that every Sunday all the Bibles and hymn books were in order in the pews. He spent time with other folk helping to drive them to shop and for doctor's appointments etc. He was married to his wife Mary, for 73 years and took care of her the last couple of years in a real special and loving way. Joe went to be with the Lord, as were his wishes for sometime, at Wellington Terrace, Elora, Thursday, February 21, 2002, in his 99th year. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary, who is a resident of Wellington Terrace, Elora. He was the father of Mary (Simon) Beukema of Florida, Clarence (Donna) vanWyngaarden of Burlington and Gea (John) Levac of Cambridge; grandfather of Esther (Scott) Milson, Paul (Patty) Beukema, Brian (Natalie) van Wyngaarden, Michell (Wayne) Tedder, Brenda (Jack) Fennema, Annette vanWyngaarden and Rachel (Jason) Bond; great-grandfather of Kyle and Ryan Milson, Shaun, Sarah and Shannon Beukema and Sarah and Brayden Fennema. Also survived by his brother, Dirk (Neels) van der Vaart in the Netherlands. Predeceased by three sisters and seven brothers. 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 at the Guelph Reformed Church, 79 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph, Monday, February 25, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens, RR 2, Breslau. Memorial contributions to the Missionary Outreach of Guelph Reformed Church, 79 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph, N1E 1M3 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Joe vanWyngaarden in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
SMITH, Constance Blair "Connie" - Passed away peacefully, after a brief illness at the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph on Wednesday, February 20, 2002. Connie (Guest) Smith, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Neville Smith (1982). Dear mother of Laura Lee Maxie and her husband Grant of Puslinch, Kathryn Leach and her husband Ken of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Wendy Hall and Christina Leach; Kevin and Andrea Maxie and great-grandchildren, Nitashia and Steven; dear cousin of Lillian Hunt of Hamilton; dear friend of Gwen Maxie of Guelph. A private family memorial service will be held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph. Cremation with Inurnment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Hospice Wellington Building Fund would be appreciated. GILCHRIST-McIntyre & Wilkie, 519-824-0031.
COMBA, Hazel Isobel - Of Guelph, passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, Sunday, February 17, 2002, in her 80th year.Beloved daughter of the late James and Catherine Smart. Predeceased by her infant son, Peter. Loved sister of Bessie (Elmer) MacDougall and Iva Ritchie, both of Mount Forest, Alva (Ken) Trowbridge of Guelph and the late William (Bill) Smart. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A gathering to celebrate Hazel's life will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church's Rose Hall, 210 Silvercreek Parkway N., Guelph, Friday, February 22, 2002 at 7 p.m. Cremation and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Lung Association, 317 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph, N1E 1N3 or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Hazel Comba in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
MAJOR, David - Born January 31, 1922, in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Died, surrounded with his family, at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Tuesday, February 19, 2002, in his 81st year. Son of the late Francis and Mary (Denniston) Major. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife, of 58 years, Helen (Bingham). Loved father of David John (LaVerne) Major of Lethbridge, Alta., Frances (Al) Paulissen of Belwood, Elspeth (Peter) King of Pottageville and Queade (Bruno) Di Ilio of Ottawa. Loving grandfather of Alex (Melanie) Kee, William Kee and Christina (Brad) Gray, all of Guelph and Jonathan Kee of Banff, Alta., Julie Tames of Mississauga, Vicki Major (Rick Soper) of Kitchener, Ian Major and Noriko Major, both of Edmonton, Alta., and Aaron Di Ilio and Morag Di Ilio, both of Ottawa. Cherished great-grandfather of Adam, Aidan and Angus Kee and Logan and Lachlan Gray, all of Guelph and Sloane Soper of Kitchener. Dear brother of Vera (Ian) Wordie of Scotland, UK. Also survived by niece Andrea Fleming; nephew Craig Wordie; cousin, William (Mary) Major of Toronto; other cousins in Scotland, UK and Australia; and honourary grandchildren, Jennifer Tames, Therese Rocheleau and Genny Brugess. David served as a navigator with the RAF during the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch No. 234, Guelph. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Friday) (2-4 & 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk St., Guelph, Saturday, February 23, 2002, at 3:00 p.m.. Memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 201-678 Belmont St. W., Kitchener N2M 1N6 or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A Legion Memorial Service will be held Friday evening at 6:45 p.m.. A tree will be planted in memory of David Major in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
WALL, Dorothy Emily Mary - Peacefully, at St. Joseph's Continuing Unit, Guelph, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, Dorothy E. (Brooker) Wall, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late George E. Wall (1995). Loving mother of Joyce and her husband John Wilburn of Guelph and Donna Phoenix and her husband Robert Derbouka of Thunder Bay. Loved grandmother of David and his wife Deb, Donald, Paul and his fiance Leslie, Elizabeth and her husband Wilco Vermeulen and Tanya Korigan and great-grandmother of Christopher, Michael, George, Luke, Branwen and Megan. Dear sister of Edna LeDrew of London, England and the late Gordon Brooker (1989). Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, (today (Wednesday) 1-3 p.m.) where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon, February 27 (today) at 3 p.m. Cremation, followed by interment of ashes at Crown Cemetery, Puslinch. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. George's Anglican Church Restoration Fund or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
DRYDEN, Stephen R. - 1947-2002. Goodbye good friend. We will find you in the stars at night. Stephen gently passed away, in the warm and supportive presence of his adored daughters, Georgia (and Walter Michalchuk) and Rosalind. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Lana after a long, determined, good humoured and courageous fight with cancer. A man of passion and dreams, a sculpture, art teacher, carpenter, gardener, relentless punster, notorious pack rat, rescuer of stray animals and primary resource of detailed stories about past family events. His dreaming brought about a yearlong world tour for the whole family in 1995-1996. With a BA 1973, U of Guelph, Stephen was always a sculptor. He worked in outreach programs for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ontario Craft Council and the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Inspired to more broadly share his love of art, he then returned to university in his 40's to receive both a BEd. 1990 and MEd. 1993, U of Toronto. He taught art and design at Exeter High School until his illness. A central and well-loved member of a large and fun-loving family, Stephen was predeceased by his father, R. Norman Dryden (1904-1957). He is deeply missed by his mother, Marion (Betty) Dryden (nee Freudeman) of Cambridge and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Beth Pollock of Scarborough. Memories of Stephen will be treasured in the hearts of an extensive family - siblings, Caroline (and Hans Schmah) of Nedlands, Australia; Margaret Dryden (and Al Mattes) of Cambridge, London and Trail; Rick (and Deborah Dryden) of Guelph and brother-in-law, Stephen Pollock of Scarborough - nieces and nephews, Linda Innanen (and David Manoochehri), Ayr; Lee (and Doug Atkinson), Princeton; Eric Innanen (and Andrea Hossack), Val des Monts; Karl (and Kate Innanen), Cambridge; Michael Innanen (and Carolyn Lutgens), Toronto; Michael Dryden-Cripton (and Karin Vanek), London; Stephanie Dryden-Cripton (and Stephan Cronier) Rockwood; Jessie Dryden, Dublin, Ireland and Sarah Dryden, Toronto. Also grand nieces and nephews - Aria and Paige Manoochehri; Zoe, Michael and Jack Innanen. Cousins Betsy Freudeman, Collingwood, Doug and Lorna Freudeman, Guelph and Lynn and David Lincoln, Stratford. All of the above extend a special thanks to Dr. Cameron of Peterborough; Dr. Muller and Dr. Guzimano at St. Michaels, Toronto and Dr. La Perrierre and Dr. Mason at Princess Margaret, Toronto and the enormously supportive nursing staff at all the hospitals especially the palliative care unit in Peterborough. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the food bank of your choice. Funeral services will be held at Kaye Funeral Home, 539 George St., Peterborough on Saturday, Feb. 23. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. Memorial Ceremony 2-2:30 and Reception 2:30-4 p.m.
THOMAS, Lloyd Arthur - Of Guelph, passed away, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Wednesday, February 13, 2002, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Floris (Gordon). Loved father of Carol (John) Pasma of Mississauga and Dr. Bradley (Brenda) Thomas of Unity, SK. Loving grandfather of Kristie (Ken) Newman, Kerrie Soek, Kimberley (Alan) Bourne, Karla (Derek) Yari and Nathan Thomas; great-grandfather of Hannah Bourne and Sarah Newman; dear brother of Margaret Day of Ancaster. Cremation followed by interment at Rockwood Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Emmy Beauchamp officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 204-21 Surrey St., Guelph, N1H 3R3 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Lloyd Thomas in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
NORMAN, Muriel Catharine - Went to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2002, at the Cedarwood Nursing Home, Simcoe. Muriel (Death) Norman at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of 60 years of Alan Norman. Loving mother of Grace and her husband David Pipe of Guelph, Harold and his wife Sharon of Milton and Edith and her husband David Mattless of Mississauga. Cherished grandmother of Dr. Steven Pipe and his wife Stephanie of Ypsilanti, Mich., Brian Pipe and his wife Beth of Cambridge, Heather and her husband Jeff Smyth of Milton, Pam and her husband Brad Sider of Toronto, Wesley Mattless and Christy Mattless, both of Mississauga. Treasured great-grandmother of Joshua, Jesse, James, Amy and William. Dear sister-in-law of Linda Death of Goodfare, Alta. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Arthur Death. She was a longtime member of Crestwicke Baptist Church Jolly 60's Club, as well as church organist. Friends may call at the Calvary Baptist Church, 12 Glasgow Street South (at Waterloo Avenue), Guelph on Saturday, March 2 (from 10 to 11 am) The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am. Spring interment Coningsby Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Hope International would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519-824-0031).