BIBBY, William Albert (Al) - Passed away, at London Health Science Centre, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at the age of 67. A Thespian from England, former Camel Jockey, Al was most remembered as a detective with the Minden OPP. Loving father of Jane Young and her husband Kelly of Fergus and Lynn Bibby Smith and her husband Bryan of Fergus. Loving "Al" to his grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua. Dear brother of Les and his family and Jeanne and her family. Remembered by his cousin, Colin Tracey and his family. Memorial service was held at St. James Anglican Church, Fergus, on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (cards available at funeral home 843-3100).
JONES, Daniel - Peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002. Daniel Jones, in his 85th year, was the beloved husband, for 56 years, of Eileen (nee Healy) Jones of RR 4, Rockwood. He was the loving father of Denis and his wife Pauline of Burlington, Moira Quirke and her husband Mike of Edmonton, Alta., Danny and his wife Pam of Rockwood, Sheila Kirkconnell and her husband Brian of Cambridge, Finola Jones of Elora, Kathleen McAusland and her husband Brian of Airdrie, Alta., Carmen Jarvis and her husband Pete of Magnetawan. Daniel was the dear grandfather of Kieran, Aislinn, Katherine, Christine, Bronwen, Theresa, Conor, Cailin, Ryan, Dylan, Elyse, Erin, Daniel, Katy, Jackie, Sarah, Devon, Haiden, Nathan and Danielle. He was the dear brother of Margaret Mary O'Connor of Ireland and of Sister Bernard Jones of England. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers, the late Denis and Jackie Jones. Daniel and his wife, Eileen, immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1947 and eventually settled in North Oakville. They had resided on their farm in Rockwood for the last seventeen years. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 117 Guelph St., Rockwood, where the family will receive friends Tuesday, October 8 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Daniel will be held at the funeral home this evening (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Peter's Church, Oustic, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, Oustic. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
BUCHER, Joanne Whitney - At Brantford General Hospital, on Sunday, October 6, 2002. Whitney Bucher, beloved daughter of Florence Bucher and the late Dr. Jack Bucher. Dear sister of John and Ruth of Guelph and Robert and Julia of Vancouver, B.C.; loving aunt of Lisa, Bethany, Jenny, Margaux, Lauren and Eric. Whitney will be sadly missed by her friends in Brantford. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin Street North, Guelph (Wednesday 7-9 p.m.) where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, October 10, at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
COLLINS, Joe - 50, died peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, London, Sunday, October 6, 2002, 11:40 p.m. Due to Pulmonary Fibrosis and infection, Joe was no longer able to breathe without life support. He is immensely loved and missed by all of those he has touched throughout his life. His wife, Patti Collins; children, Aaron and Jessica and the rest of his family join his many friends and colleagues along with students and numerous other members of the community in fond remembrance. His recent 50th birthday celebration was a reflection of the tremendous love he has earned for all his roles in life: father, husband, son, uncle, the "cool" vice principal, teacher, drummer, fisher, golfer, entertainer, artist, Hillside volunteer, confidant, mentor, friend. The family will receive friends at the University Arboretum, Wednesday, October 9, 2002, 6 p.m. Donations are welcome to fund a scholarship for his school, John F. Ross C.V.I. Contact and condolences may be made to the family at 826-9798.
WATSON, Margaret Jacqueline - Passed away, peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2002. Margaret Jacqueline (nee Coker), was the beloved wife of John "Jack" Watson of Guelph. She was the loving sister of Muriel Mayhew of Scarborough and Helen Donaghey of Cobourg. Margaret is fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Marshall Mayhew and John Donaghey. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
ALLWOOD, H. Graeme - (Formerly of Kitchener), peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Donna. Loved father of Sheila and husband Neil McLaren of Guelph and Lynn and husband Bill Judd of Calgary; loving grandfather of Andrew McLaren and Graeme, Lindsay and Ian Judd. Dear brother of Win (Len) Griffith of Hamilton, Bill (Mary) Allwood of Fredericton, N.B., Nancy (Stan) Wootton of Hamilton and the late Morris Allwood of Saint John, N.B. Loving uncle to ten nieces and nephews. Cremation followed by inurnment at Memory Gardens, RR 2, Breslau. A Memorial service will be held at Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W., Guelph, Saturday, October 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 201-678 Belmont W., Kitchener, N2M 1N6 or a charity of choice would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, N1H 4K3, 519-822-0051) A tree will be planted in memory of Graeme Allwood in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
WHITESIDE, Harold George - Passed away, October 8, 2002 in Toronto, in his 74th year. Son of the late Ada and Howard T. Whiteside. He will be sadly missed by brother, Howard (Shirley) of Toronto; sister, Nora Daly of Brampton and brother, Norman (Freda) of Guelph and the late Elizabeth, Bernice Whiteside and Ruth Campbell of Brampton. Resting at the Ross Craig Funeral Home, 1357 Queen St. W., Toronto. Service from the chapel on Friday 11 a.m. October 11, 2002.
DEANS, Alva Elizabeth RN (nee Rowe) - With deep sadness, Alva's family announces her death, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital. Alva died peacefully amongst her family. Treasured mother of Rowe of Inverhaugh and Larry of Fergus. Also survived by four sisters, Helen (Mrs. Douglas Hogarth of Elora), Lucille (Mrs. Grant Sutherland of Fergus), Jean (Mrs. Gordon Campbell of Vancouver), Mary (Mrs. Bert Tuck of West Garafraxa); one brother, Lyle of Fergus and one brother-in-law, Jack Gilchrist of Guelph. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Deans; sister, Gladys Gilchrist; father, Harry Rowe; mother, Myrtle Rowe; sister-in-law, Willa Rowe; brother/sister-in-law, Harold and Jean Deans and sister/brother-in-law, Marion and Milton Roberts; brothers-in-law, Bert Tuck, Douglas Hogarth, Grant Sutherland and Clifton Darroch and nephew, John Hogarth. Raised in West Garafraxa, attended Living Springs and Fergus High Schools and graduated from K-W Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Nursed at Freeport Hospital (Kitchener) prior to marriage to Ken Deans with residence in Upper Nichol. Returned to the nursing profession at Groves Memorial Community Hospital until her retirement. Active member of the Eastern Star, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, bridge clubs, quilting groups and many charitable organizations. Alva's family will receive visitations at the Graham Giddy Funeral Home in Fergus, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at 11 a.m. from the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Fergus, with Rev. David Whitecross officiating. Interment at Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. In Alva's memory, appreciative donations can be made to Hospice Wellington, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or Groves Memorial Community Hospital. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers of Groves Memorial Community Hospital and Highland Manor Retirement Home, Hospice Wellington and as well as a special appreciation to her relatives and friends for their special care and compassion. Cards available at the funeral home, 519-843-3100.
MacDONALD, Ann Carol - At New Milford, Connecticut, on Monday, October 7, 2002, Carol (Parsons) MacDonald, age 59 years, was the beloved wife of A. Howard MacDonald. Dear mother of Jay and his wife Gloria of Texas, Jeffrey and his wife Lynn of Connecticut and Jonathan of Alabama; loved grandmother of five grandchildren. Dear sister of Jean and her husband Walter Borghesan of Guelph, Lawrence Parsons and his wife Ann of Stratford and Allan Parsons of London, England. Friends may call at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph (Saturday 10-11 a.m.) where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
REEDS, Florence May (nee Beaton) - Of Guelph, passed away, at Hamilton General Hospital, Wednesday, August 21, 2002, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Clement (Clem) Reeds DVM (1998). Loved mother of Vicki and husband Tony Simms of Marco Island, Florida, William Reeds of Portland, Ont., Lynda Reeds of Vancouver, B.C., Walter Reeds of Olds, Alta. and the late John Reeds (1995). Dear grandmother of Christopher and Amy Reeds. Dear sister of Kay Bartlett of Guelph. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, Jessie Ritchie and brothers, John, Alex and George Beaton. 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 St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph, Monday, August 26, 2002 at 11 a.m. with the Ven. Archdeacon Thomas M. Greene officiating. Cremation followed by inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4A-214 Speedvale Ave. W., Guelph N1H 1C4, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 204-21 Surrey St. W., Guelph N1H 3R3 or St. George's Anglican Church (Restoration Fund), 99 Woolwoch St., Guelph N1H 3V1 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Florence Reeds in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.