COLLINS, Thomas Victor "Tom" - On Monday, April 22, 2002, Tom Collins, at the age of 59 years. Survived by his wife, Marguerite (Ridgeway). Loved father of Tammy Simpson (Kirk), Terri Leigh O'Hanlon (Jerome) and Shannon (Jeff), all of Guelph. Fondly remembered by his niece, Julie. Proud poppa of Brittany, Michael and Tyler Simpson, Tanner and Dustin O'Hanlon and Darrien Collins. Tom is survived by his mother, Kathleen and his brother, James. He was predeceased by his father, James; twin brother, Terry and sister, Colleen Shoemaker. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday). Service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the Lung Association of Wellington County, 317 Speedvale Avenue East, Guelph, Ontario, N1E 1N3 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Wellington Chapter, Suite 204-21 Surrey Street West, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3R3 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted at the Arboretum in memory of Tom.
ROSS, Laurie Cecil - At Henderson Hospital, on Saturday, April 6, 2002. Laurie Cecil Ross, in his 72nd year. Predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Jessie Ross. Beloved friend of Marilyn Rogelstad; dear nephew of John Ellis, Simcoe and William Ellis, Detroit. Survived by cousins, Shirley Court, Las Vegas, Betty Clark, Pellston, Mich., William Jr., Detroit, Pattie Thomas, Georgia, Vickie Mae, Detroit, Peter Ellis, Sault Ste. Marie. Laurie was a professional photographer who owned and operated Laurie Ross Photography. He was a member of the Brantford Video Makers Club. Cremation. A family service will be held. Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St., Brantford entrusted with arrangements.
JONES, Phyllis - Passed away, at Headwaters Health Centre, Orangeville, Ontario, on Wednesday, April 24, 2002. Phyllis (nee Harvey) Jones, in her 89th year, was the beloved wife of the late William Vincent Jones. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Jean Morette and her husband Frank of Hillsburgh and her sons, Donald Clayton and his friend Catherine of Cambridge, Dennis Clayton and his wife Edith and Jack Clayton and his wife Dorothy, all of Guelph. Predeceased by her son, Gerald. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral and Committal Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
KURYS, Frank - Passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side, at home, during recitation of the rosary, on Thursday morning, April 25, 2002, in his 73rd year. Frank Kurys, loving husband of the late Margaret Kurys (Lester) and son of the late Adam and Anna Kurys. Predeceased by sons, Maurice and Ernie Kurys. Frank is lovingly remembered by his sister, Kay Goods; her sons, daughters and grandchildren; his sister, Jean Gazzola, her husband Rick, their sons, daughters and grandchildren; his brother, Ray Kurys, his wife Susan and son; his brother, Ed Kurys and his wife Lorena; his cousins; other family members and friends in Canada, Poland and Peru. Special friend of the entire Lester family. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A vigil for Frank will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, April 29, 2002 at Holy Rosary Church at 10 a.m. Interment at Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Foster Parents Plan of Canada or Covenant House would be appreciated by the family.
MOLLOY, Alan Thomas - After a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis and heart disease, Al succumbed on Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 76, with his wife, Joan, at his side. Al was born on March 8, 1926 in Muswell Hill, London, England, the fourth of five children. He served in the Second World War with the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) and ended his service in the British Army with the War Graves Unit in Berlin, Germany. He came to Canada in 1948 to work for Gordon MacKay in Toronto, Ont. At the same time, he joined the Governor General's Horseguards in Toronto and was a member of the Association until he died. In 1950, Al married Katherine Rudell of Kitchener, moved to Guelph and became manager of the Priory Club in the Royal Hotel for many years with a brief intermission as Beverage Manager at the University of Guelph, where he appointed himself the "Dean of Booze". Al and Katherine spent all of their summers at Oliphant, Ont., where they had a cottage named "Molloy's Tea Room". They both contributed much to the social scene as there were many get-togethers at their Tea Room where refreshments were enjoyed by all. When a few of his friends chose to be married at the Oliphant Campus Church, he volunteered, with much enthusiasm, to be the official bell ringer. Four years after Katherine passed away, Al moved to Waterloo, Ontario in 1990, when he married Joan O'Connell, a friend of over 35 years. He became a lunch-time regular at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo and was a true friend of the Adlys family. He recently became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo Branch 530. Al and Joan spent all their summers at Oliphant and carried on the tradition of Molloy's Tea Room and spent their winters in Florida at Molloy's Tea Room of the South. He will be greatly missed by his many friends in the Oliphant community especially by Mac and Carolyn McKenzie and Paul and Maxine Kastner, as well as Steve and Helen Perrin of Kitchener, Ont. and also by his close friends, Gordon and Geraldine Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C. and Ed and Rose Wellstood of Belleville, Ont. Al is survived by his wife, Joan Roberts O'Connell. He is also survived by his three sisters, Sheila Dixon (England), Moya Marriott and her husband Cyril (England), Margaret Malcolm of Barrie, Ont. and by his sisters-in-law, Jean Lochead of Waterloo, Ont., Edith Rudell of Oliphant, Ont., Kathleen Derstine and her husband John of Kitchener, Ont. and brothers-in-law, Ted Roberts of Los Angeles, Calif. and Shaun Roberts of Kitchener, Ont. and Muskoka. Beloved step-father of Mary Lynne MacVicar and her husband Paul of Zephyr, Ont. and Robert O'Connell and his wife Mina of Tallahassee, Fla. Much loved grandpa to Kelty, Keenan, Dylan and Mason MacVicar and Nathan and Sean O'Connell. Al will be greatly missed by many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as cousins and their spouses in England, Switzerland and Canada. Predeceased by his first wife, Katherine Rudell; his parents, William Ford Molloy and Gertrude Noos (England); nephew, John Marriott (England); great-nephew, Simon Gray (England) and niece, Christine Bradley (England). Also predeceased by his brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Rudell of London, Ont. and sisters-in-law, Margaret Miller and her husband Allen (Bing) and Elizabeth Eastman and her husband Gerald, all of Kitchener, Ont. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario, on Saturday, June 15, 2002 from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided after the service in the Reception Room of the funeral home. A private family interment will be held at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice and may be made by contacting the funeral home at (519) 745-8445 or through www.edwardrgood.com Al has requested that a "celebration of his life" be held at Molloy's Tea Room in Oliphant, sometime in the summer, where his many friends and family may enjoy reminiscing about the good times they all had and, no doubt, get around to some of his outrageous jokes, antics and his love of band music. He was the self-appointed Colonel of the Oliphant Light Infantry and he often led his guests in the "Oliphant Limp" around Hay Island to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" which became his theme song. Joan will set the date and let family and friends know when this will take place.
PINDER, Elizabeth Ann "Bessie" - Went home to her Lord, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph on Tuesday, May 14, 2002, after coming to know Him on her 18th birthday. Bessie (Stuart) Pinder, at the age of 94 years. Beloved wife of the late Albert Henry Pinder (1987). Loving mother of Ann Pinder of Guelph. Dear sister of Albert Stuart (Marie), Norman Stuart (Jean), all of Guelph, Ernest Stuart (Jean) of Unionville and the late Alex Stuart. Always remembered by her many nieces and nephews and her sisters-in-law, Isobel Stahlbaum, Eileen Stuart and Blanche Norrish. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi St., Guelph (from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Friday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Jack Correll officiating. Interment Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan would be appreciated.
SWEETE, Abbigael Madeline Jean - Age three years, passed away, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Beloved infant daughter of Tracy and Jon Sweete of Guelph. Cherished sister of John and Victoria of Trenton and Katherine of Guelph. Loved granddaughter of David and Lois Luckett of Guelph and the late Deloris and Eugene Sweetie. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Saturday, May 18, 2002, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Canon Trudy Lebans officiating. Memorial contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Abbigael Sweete in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
NAAR, Ruth Anne - Peacefully, with family by her side, after a brief illness, on Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Henderson Hospital. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of John Scott and his wife Lorrie; loving nanny of Connor and David (you left us beautiful memories that we will treasure through the years). Predeceased by her parents, Jim and Annie Grasley. Survived by her brother, Allan Grasley and his wife Wilma. Ruth Anne was a longtime nurse at the Henderson Hospital. Visitation will be held at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton, tonight (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. A special thank you to Dr. Puksa and the staff of Ward 497 Henderson Hospital for their care. Ruthie loved life and our memories with her will last forever.
SWITZER, Dorothy - It is with a deep sense of loss, that her family announces the passing of Dorothy, Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Guelph General Hospital. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Clayton and her children, John (Ingrid Veninger) of Toronto, Karen of Ottawa and Robert (Judith Tancsa) of Cairo, Eqypt. She was proud of her four grandchildren. She was "Ummi" to Hallie and Jacob and "Grandma D" to Jim and Michael. She was the daughter of the late Roger and Myrtle Allan (formerly of Windsor) and the dear sister of Connie (Eric) Neves of Dartmouth, N.S. Dorothy was a charter member of Trinity United Church, Guelph and a volunteer at the Guelph General Hospital. As a member of Mac'52, she was an enthusiastic participant in University of Guelph activities. She enjoyed bowling, her book club, the theatre and golf, where she liked to say that she "dressed the part!" Dorothy lived with a great zest for life, enjoying every day to the fullest. Her greatest joy was her family and the gift of her love and care will continue to fill our hearts. Friends were received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Dorothy's life will be held in the funeral home chapel, Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 11 a.m., (today) with the Rev. Tom Watson officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Private interment of cremated remains at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre Foundation, 699 Concession St., Hamilton, L8V 5C2 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Dorothy Switzer in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
JACKSON, Agnes Mae - Peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, May 5, 2002, in her 91st year, Mae Jackson, formerly of Orton and Elora. Sadly missed by her daughter, Karen Stafford and her husband Ken of Guelph and her son-in-law, Bob Geffs of Kincardine. Grandma will be missed by Christine Geffs of Cambridge, Shannon Ngoviky (Felix) of CFB Borden, Paula Freitas (Joe) of Cambridge, Sean Stafford of Chatham and Sarah Stafford (Wayne MacLean) of CFB Petawawa. Dear great-grandmother of Abby, Tessa, Max and Jake. Predeceased by her husband, Leslie; her daughters, Agnes Jackson and Shelda Geffs; her brother, Ken Nevills and her sisters, Lily King and Fern Morrison. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 37 Church St., Elora, on Tuesday, May 7 (today) from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held from Elora United Church on Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m., Rev. Mark Waugh officiating. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall of the Church. Interment in Huxley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Groves Memorial Community Hospital as expressions of sympathy. Cards are available at the funeral home 846-5352,
TRAPLIN, Peter Alexander - Peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, May 5, 2002. Peter Alexander Traplin in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Peggy (Carey) Traplin. Loving father of Joan Brenton (fiance Frank Pavan) and Dr. Steve Traplin (Krys Rutkowski) all of Guelph. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Ryan and Jeffrey Brenton and Alexander, Peter and Stephanie Traplin all of Guelph. Peter was a veteran of World War II and was an outstanding pilot in the RCAF, spending thousands of hours in the air as a flight instructor. He was well known in the community as a pharmacist and had his drugstore on the corner of Eramosa Street and St. Catherine Street for many years. Cremation has taken place and at his request, there will be a memorial service held at a later date. His wish has come true. He has gone to the "Happy Hunting Grounds". Memorial contributions to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilke Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519-824-0031).
MONICO, Decimo (Johnny) (Gianni) - Passed away, peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, May 5, 2002. John Monico, aged 59 years, was the beloved husband of Maria Monico. He was the dear father of Mario and his wife Leanne, Lorena, and Paolo and his wife Christine. John is fondly remembered by two grandchildren, Robert and Rachel. He was the dear brother of Tranquillo (Trank) and his wife Aurora, Liberale and his wife Gina, Benny and his wife Paula, all of Guelph, Giuseppe of Argentina, Guglielmo (Nino), Maria, Gina and Luciana, all of Italy. John is survived by two aunts, Carmella Grobbo and Bruna Girardi. He is sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his brother, Gino and two aunts, Maria Mason and Elena Gemin and an uncle, Valentino Girardi. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 7 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for John will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 98 Alice St., Guelph, on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital (cards available at the funeral home or email firstname.lastname@example.org). Special thanks to Dr. Bovell and the nursing staff of the sixth floor of the Guelph General Hospital.