PIPER, Gary Allan MD, CCFP, FCFP - (1934-2002). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Gary A. Piper, at the age of 68 years, a loving husband, father and grandfather. A great loss for Anne (Mather), his wife and companion of life for more than 45 years. He leaves his proud name to five sons; Scott and wife Sabina of Guelph, Grant and wife Junko of Tokyo, Japan, Craig and wife Leanne, Kirk and wife Barbara, and Robb all of Guelph. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his nine grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Cory, Emma, Kenneth, Bradley, Lyndsay, Bryan, Douglas and Gary F. Piper. His passing is also mourned by sister, Aileen Piper of Bolton, Ontario. Gary will forever be remembered for his quick wit, his compassion and his service to others. Born in Leaside (Toronto), Ontario, he graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine. He opened a medical practice in Guelph in 1961 and proudly served the community until his passing this week. Community service was a foundation of his life. He served as Chair of College of Family Physicians, Founding Chair of the Harcourt Memorial United Church Board, Chief of Staff at Guelph General Hospital and was an active member of Rotary International, a well as numerous other organizations and committees. Quality of life was always paramount to Gary's existence, which he avidly pursued through travel, golf and family. He was treasured by many and will be sadly missed. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.) and Monday (7-9 p.m.). A celebration of his life will be held at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph, Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. John Buttars officiating. (Reception to follow at Harcourt Memorial United Church). Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest Program, Harcourt Memorial United Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Gary Piper in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
MILLER, Elizabeth Anne - Suddenly, as the result of a car accident, on Friday, May 31, 2002. Elizabeth Fuller, of Dundalk, formerly of Hillsburgh and Georgetown, in her 27th year. Beloved wife of David. Loving mother of Samantha. Cherished daughter of Elinor and Ron Fuller of Hillsburgh. Devoted sister of Andrew Fuller of Guelph. Dear daughter-in-law of Doug and Helen Miller of Streetsville. Also survived by sister-in-law, Julie Miller of Cambridge. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jeff Davison officiating. Interment Belfountain Cemetery. Visitation today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
HERD, Catherine (Katie) - Passed away, peacefully, at the Morriston Park Nursing Home, Friday May 31, 2002, in her 99th year. Beloved daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Wonder) Herd. Catherine was also predeceased by her brothers, Harry, Bill and Archie and her sisters, Margaret and Mary. She is survived by her sister, Christina Fairley of Mississauga and several nieces and nephews. Katie was employed for over 36 years as a Nursing Aid at Homewood Health Centre. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Wednesday, June 5, 2002 (12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) followed by the funeral and committal service, in the funeral home chapel at 1:30 p.m. with the Ven. Archdeacon Thomas M. Greene officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Private interment Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton. Memorial contributions to the St. George's Anglican Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Catherine Herd in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
BINKLE, Harold - Beloved husband of the former Marlene Loos of Mt. Forest, passed away, at his late residence, on Friday, May 31, 2002, in his 66th year. Dear father of Lynne Briggs and Geoffrey of Guelph, Kim Smith and Paul Kistner of Guelph, Greg and Cathy Binkle of Ennotville, Rick and Janet Binkle of Brockville and Steven Binkle of Guelph. Also survived by nine grandchildren, Alexandra, Darcy, Taylor, Seth, Jake, Max, Sam, Jeff and Megan; one brother, Bev and Nancy Ann Binkle of Waterloo and one sister-in-law, Vernell Binkle of Palmerston. Predeceased by one brother, Bruce. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service of remembrance will be held at the Garrett Funeral Chapel in Clifford (519-327-8160) on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 (today) at 2 p.m. Interment of cremated remains Clifford Cemetery. Memorial donations to Clifford Minor Hockey or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
TAYLOR, Kenneth James (B.A., B.Ed.) - Born September 23, 1918, in Hamilton, Ontario - died June 1, 2002 in Guelph, Ontario. Ken was the husband, for 58 years, to Audrey (Derry) Webster; father to Nick (Bonnie), Pat (Lawrence) and Diane (Dan); and dear father-in-law to Sonya. He was predeceased by his younger son John. Ken was devoted to his grandchildren: Carmen, Paul (Lillian), Raeann (Kyle), Jodi-Lynne (Dave), Kelly (Kelly), Angie (Jay), Tara (Will) and Katy; and his great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Kayla, Natalie, and Avery. Ken was the brother of Audrey (the late George) Lewis and the late Earl Taylor and the late Don Taylor. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken was a Wireless Pioneer who served with the Canadian Air Support Signals during the Second World War. After war service, he worked as an industrial chemist in Hamilton. From 1960 to 1982, Ken was a dedicated chemistry teacher in Blenheim, Weston, and Brampton. In retirement, he applied his mastery of Morse Code to the world of H.A.M. Radio, he developed his woodworking skills, traveled extensively with Audrey, played with his grandchildren, and skied well into his senior years. Ken's passion for reading is deeply instilled in his family. His irreverent wit and humour enlivened many friendships. In recent years, Ken enjoyed the company of his friends in the Euchre and Coffee Clubs, and the Out and About Program at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ken wished to thank the staff of the Guelph General Hospital for their care and compassion. You are deeply missed by family and friends. Rest in peace, Silent Key, VA3KT. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Tuesday) 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Cremation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Canadian Hearing Society, 222 Frederick St., Kitchener N2H 2M8 or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Ken Taylor in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
REFFO, Giovanni Erminio - At Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, June 2, 2002. Erminio Reffo, in his 87th year, beloved husband of Concetta (Fior) Reffo of Guelph. Loving uncle of Zoe and her husband Marcello Lago, Mario Martini and his wife Adele, Carlo Martini and his wife Gabriella, Yolanda Campolongo, Rose Beg and Lillian and her husband John Mokanski, all of Guelph. Predeceased by two brothers, Rino and Marcello and by two sisters, Cesira and Flora, all of Italy and predeceased also by his sister-in-law, Gemma Bertoncello and by his two brothers-in-law, Ernesto Bertoncello and Giovanni Fior. Survived by his sister-in-law, Theresa Fior of Guelph. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph where the family will receive friends today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Erminio will be held on Monday at 3:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. John's Church on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 10 a.m. Entombment Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
KING, Jessica Robin (Jessie) - Passed away suddenly, as the result of a motor vehicle accident, on Saturday, June 1st, 2002, on her way to work at the Ben Wallace Racing Stable. Jessie King of Belwood, in her 22nd year. Jessie is sadly missed by her parents, Terry and Sherry King of Belwood and Janice Burch of Erin township. Also missed by her sisters, Candice, Raquel and Hailey, all at home and her brothers, Artie and Adam Stenning of Cambridge. Jessie will be remembered dearly by her grandparents, her several aunts, uncles, cousins and her many wonderful friends. Jessie graduated from Arthur High School in 1998 and from Kemptville Agricultural College (U of G) with her Equine Diploma in 2000. She will be fondly remembered for her deep love of horses and was a member of the High County Pony club. She competed in many horse shows and fall fairs throughout the area. Jessie was also a very talented writer. Her hundreds of poems about the people and events of her life will be treasured by all. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David Street S., Fergus today (Tuesday) June 4, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow. A reception will be held at the Belwood Lions Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Sunrise Equestrian Centre and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 843-3100.
LACHANCE, Avit - Passed away, at McMaster Medical Centre, Hamilton on Sunday, June 2, 2002. Avit Lachance, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Emilia (Charette) Lachance (1985). Dear father of Carmen Lachance of Dundas and Yvon Lachance and his wife Eunice of Guelph. Loved grandfather of Serena Piekosz, Cicely Davidson, Dean Lachance and Heather Lachance. Great-grandfather of Justine and Jacob. Dear brother of Leo Lachance of Sudbury, the late H'Ormedase, Wilfrid, Andrew, Edward, Ernest, Anatol, Aleda, Rose, Delea and Jean. Always remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and noon to 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday). Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church, 175 Emma Street, Guelph on Wednesday, June 5 at 2 p.m. Interment Marymount Cemetery. Remembrances to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
MILLAR, Alexander, died peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, May 31, 2002. Alexander Millar in his 84th year. Born in Sydney Mines Cape Breton. Beloved husband of Gertrude. Dear father of Wayne and his wife Laura, Agnes and Ann. Predeceased by son Keith. Dear brother of Tom, Isabel and Raymond. Predeceased by sister Agnes. Loving Grandfather of Randy and his wife Donna, Terri-Lynn, Karen and her husband Tony, Maureen and her husband Reg, Erin and David. Wonderful Great-Grandfather of Candace, Tyler, Kenneth, Riley and Zachary. Our gratitude to the staff at Wellington Terrace Nursing Home in Elora for their support and care. He will be sadly missed by family and remembered always in our hearts.
LONGSTREET, Francis "Frank" Jonathan - Peacefully, at Grove Memorial Hospital in Fergus, on Thursday, May 30, 2002, Frank Longstreet, of Fergus, formerly of Mimosa, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor Karry and the late Ruth Thompson. Loving father of Carol Buckland and her husband Jim of RR 4, Rockwood and Marg Gordon and her husband John of RR 4, Fergus. Predeceased by his cherished son, Murray (1994). Devoted grandpa of Kim, Shannon, Daniel, Andrew and Amy. Dear brother of Vera Sanderson of Ballinafad. Predeceased by his sister, Ruth Linham. Resting at the Butcher Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 3 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Rienk Vlietstra officiating. Interment Mimosa Union Cemetery. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
WARDELL, Valerie - Passed away peacefully, at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus, on Friday, May 31, 2002, in her 71st year. Lovingly remembered by her children, Nancie Dickie and Phil of Kitchener, Jeff Wardell and Glenna of Fergus and her sister, Barb Lockhart of Toronto. Beloved grandmother to Chris and Erica Dickie. Predeceased by her husband, Howie; father, Edward; mother, Daisy; brother, Stan and sister, Pearl. Val was a retired employee of GSW. At Val's request, cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral service. A celebration of Val's life will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2002 in the fellowship hall at Melville United Church in Fergus from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life (June 14, 2002) would be appreciated by the family. A very special thanks to the caring, second floor staff of Groves Memorial Hospital and to Jean Pinchin and family. Arrangements entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus, 519-843-3100.
TURNER, Desmond Edgar - Peacefully, at his home in Guelph, on Thursday, May 30, 2002, Desmond Edgar Turner, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (Dowling) Turner (1992). Loving father of Brian Turner of Toronto, Shirley and her husband Clifford Fraser of Barrie, Caroline and her husband Bradley Snyder and Gary Turner and his wife Jessica, all of Orangeville; dear Papa to six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Nicholas, Michelle, Amanda, Courtney and Samantha; dear brother of Robert, Geoffrey and the late George and Shirley. Private cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 from 1-2 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment of cremated remains in Marymount Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
BURRELL, Olive May - At The Elliott Home, Guelph, on Wednesday, June 5, 2002. Olive (Apps) Burrell, at the age of 94 years. Loving wife of the late Mitchell Laird (1954) and the late Bob Burrell (1976). Dear mother of Donald Laird (Joan) of Aberfoyle, Sheila Nickerson (Ben) of California, Pat Scott (Bob) of Saskatchewan, David Burrell (Bill) of Etobicoke and the late Olive Webber (1993). Sadly missed by 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her five brothers and sisters. Dear friend of Julie King of Brampton. Olive was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 Brampton. Funeral services were held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, Thursday, June 6 at 4 p.m. Cremation with Inurnment to follow at Brampton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Elliott Home Memorial Fund would be appreciated. GILCHRIST-McIntyre & Wilkie, (519-824-0031).
SCANLON, Maxine E. W. (nee Cadwell) 1925-2002 Peacefully, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, May 24, 2002. Wife for 47 years to F. William (Bill) Scanlon of Schomberg (email@example.com) Mother of Keary W.S. Scanlon and Hugh C.M. Scanlon, both of Toronto. Cremation took place May 27, 2002. A memorial service will be held at Taylor Funeral Home Newmarket Chapel, 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 1:00 p.m.