LOWE, Andrew James Matthias - Suddenly as the result of a car accident on Thursday, September 19, 2002, in his 20th year. Andrew, beloved son of Jim and Deb. Dear brother of Amy, Sarah and Steve. Loved grandson of John and Eileen Bousfield and Irene Lowe, all of Guelph. Survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Andrew has gone on to be with his Saviour Jesus Christ. The family looks forward to seeing him again. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Monday) Service will be held at Lakeside Church, Conservation Road at Victoria Road N., Guelph on Tuesday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Lakeside Church would be appreciated.
LEVELY, Blanche Isabelle (Bennett) - Passed away, suddenly, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Friday, September 20, 2002. Blanche Levely at the age of 54 years. Beloved wife of Darwin Levely. Loving mother of Norman Bennett (Michelle Pilon) of Guelph. Dear sister of Margaret Berry (Fred) of Alberta, Ernest Bennett (Jennifer) of Guelph, Irene Plumber (Glen) of Alberta. Daughter-in-law of Evelyn Prince of Matheson. Predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Isabelle Bennett and her sister, Mary Bennett. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday). Service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Thursday, September 26 at 3 p.m. with Pastor Gaye Norrie officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation, would be appreciated.
EDWARDS, Mildred Emma (nee Wilson) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our much-loved wife, mother and grandmother. Mildred Emma Edwards, of Fonthill, passed away, peacefully, at Sunset Haven, Welland, November 11, 2002, in her 84th year. Mildred was the beloved and much cherished companion of Clifford. Married July 4, 1942, they shared more than 60 years together and even that seems much too short. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Darlene Edwards and Shelly Tonelli (husband Tony). She was a loving grandmother to Lisa Hall (husband Lonnie Langille), Joseph Hall and Christina Hall and a truly great-grandmother to Jacob Langille. Mildred was born in Mount Hope, Ont. and was the oldest of eight children. She will be missed by her brothers, Clifford (Marie) Wilson, Lloyd (Elizabeth) Wilson and Roger (Jean) Wilson. She was predeceased by her brothers, Don, Leverne and Wray Wilson and sister, Audrey Cumming. Also saddened are her brothers-in-law, George Cumming and Wallace Edwards and sister-in-law, Arlene Wilson. Mildred leaves behind several nieces and nephews and will be particularly missed by her special great-nieces, Candice and Courtney Wilson. Mildred was a great supporter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, active in fundraisers and raising public awareness. She was also a valued member of the Meals on Wheels program and dedicated more than 30 years to serving the communities where she lived. Mildred was a devoted member of the Fonthill United Church where she developed many cherished friendships. She will be missed at Sunday services and church functions. Also important to Mildred were her four cats, Bill, Jill, P.C. and Jake. They brought her much happiness and always made her smile. We invite friends and relatives to join us at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home - Dixon Chapel, 1292 Pelham St., Fonthill, to celebrate Mildred's life. Visitation will be held on Wednesday Nov. 13, 2002 (today) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday Nov. 14 in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery on Canboro Road. In lieu of flowers, we would request donations be made to the Alzheimer Society. "Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and peace to thee God wanted me now; He set me free." Author Unknown
HAWKINS, Doris (nee Bond) - Peacefully, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus. Beloved wife of Thomas E. Hawkins of Fergus. Loving mother of Thomas C. Hawkins and his wife Margaret of Guelph, Faybian and her husband Jack Rawn of Guelph and Christopher Hawkins and his wife Susan of Fergus. Dear grandmother of Marianne and her husband Anthony Martini, Kevin Hawkins and his wife Debi and Adrienne Rawn. Great-grandmother of Alexander Hawkins. Survived by her brother, Earnest Bond of Mount Forest. Predeceased by her siblings, Ruth Toop, Herbert Bond, Ellen Argo, Charles Bond and Laura Currie. Friends will be received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus, on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's RC Church, Fergus, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Interment Mary Mount Cemetery, Guelph. If desired donations may be made to St. Joseph's Church Building Fund or Groves Memorial Community Hospital. (Cards available at the funeral home 519-843-3100).
MEEMS, Annechien - Our mother, Annechien Meems (Eekhof), went home to her Lord and Saviour, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at her home in Riverside Glen, Guelph. She was in her 92nd year. She was the devoted wife of the late Hendrik Aalders Meems (1988) and will be greatly missed by her children, Ralph (Lundi) of Thunder Bay, Rebekka of Guelph, Jane (Peter Merkus) of Southhampton, Ria (Bert Buitenhuis) of Guelph, Margaret (Henk Beute) of Chilliwack, B.C., Anneke (Arie Wesselius) of the Netherlands, Hendrik (Wendy) of Cambridge, Jacob (Caroline) of Victoria, B.C., William of Woodstock and Chris (Alice) of Guelph. She was Oma to 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is survived by Hemmo and Grietje Buter of Williamsburg, Ont. and several sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews, both in the Netherlands and in Canada. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Tuesday) (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau. The funeral service to celebrate Annechien will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 287 Water St., Guelph, on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Jack Van de Hoef officiating. "GLORIFY HIS NAME" A tree will be planted in memory of Annechien Meems in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
HUTTON, Agnes Mary - Passed away, peacefully, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in her 92nd year. Recently of Cloyne, Ontario, Agnes was born and lived in Guelph for 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Reginald William Hutton (1976). Dear mother of Dick and Ulla of Collingwood, Ont., Betty and Glen Pearce of Cloyne, Ont. and Wendy and Peter Lewis of Brockville, Ont. Loving grandmother of Dick's children, Leslie, Bradley, Lorelei, Lara and Richard, Betty's children, Barton, Brian (deceased 1993) and Jenny, Wendy's children, Sarah and James. Great-grandmother of nine. Predeceased by brothers, Gordon (First World War), Archdeacon Allen Hill and a sister, Frances Strain. Funeral service will be held at St. Georges Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph, Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 11 a.m. with Archdeacon Thomas M. Greene officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Pine Meadow Nursing Home, P.O. Box 100, Northbrook, ON K0H 2G0 or charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Agnes Hutton in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
SMELTZER, Gordon Arnold. (Wednesday, November 6th, 2002). A Private Family Service was held on Saturday, November 9th at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel with Committal in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Clouse, Ron Smeltzer, Steven Smeltzer, T.J. Rennie, Brenton Rennie, Dan Fischer. Flower Bearears were Scott Clouse, Tim and William de Zwaan. Left to mourn his loss is his wife, four children, 11 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.
SAUNDERS, Marjorie Ellen (nee Martin) - Of Guelph, passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, Monday, November 11, 2002, in her 78th year. Dearly beloved wife of Harvey Fletcher Saunders, for 59 years. Dear sister of Reenie Halls of Mount Forest and Don (Bernice) Martin of Fergus. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Sarah Martin; brothers, Bert and Stanley Martin and brother-in-law, Bill Halls. Marjorie was born in West Garafraxa and was a resident of the area all her life. She was a member of Westwood United Church, Guelph and worked at Textile Industries for 25 years. Her most pride and joy was in making over 400 quilts, for which she won many prizes. Some of her quilts went as far away as Holland, Germany and the USA. The family wish to express their special thanks to the Guelph General Hospital, 4th Floor nurses for all their kindness, care and support. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, (today) Wednesday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Dean Salter officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to Westwood United Church, 577 Willow Rd., Guelph, N1H 7H3 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Marjorie Saunders in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
BATES, Mildred Louise (Lee) - Lee passed away, at St. Mary's General Hospital, in Kitchener, on Sunday, November 10, 2002. She is survived by her son, David (Teresa) of Calgary, Alta. The family would like to thank the staff of the seventh floor nurses' station of St. Mary's General Hospital for the wonderful care they provided. At mother's request, there will be no service. If desired, contributions may be made in Lee's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Cambridge and District Branch, 14 Irvin St., Suite 1, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 1K8. Arrangements entrusted to Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Guelph (519) 822-4731.
VOSBURGH, Jacob Michael - Passed away, saved in the loving arms of Jesus, on November 12, 2002, at Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Hospital, Hamilton, aged 13 years. Jacob was an active Grade 9 student at Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus. He was a member of the Junior Boy's Volleyball Team and Guelph Football. He will be remembered as a coach and friend to many kids at J.D. Hogarth School. Sadly missed by his parents, Anne-Marie and Peter and his brother, Matthew. Also missed by his grandparents, Lucky and Dick Vosburgh of Guelph and Frances Lake of Guelph. Jacob is remembered by his uncles and aunts, Steve Vosburgh and his wife Julie of Waterloo, Murray Lake and his wife Suzanne of Rockwood, Greg Lake and his wife Pat of Guelph, James Jezioro of Toronto and Michael Lake of Milton. Also remembered by his dear cousins, Rachel, Nolan, Mitchell, Emma, Megan, Leslie and Joshua. Jacob will be missed by his many good friends. Predeceased by his grandfather. Friends and relatives called at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus, on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 7-9 p.m. and may call Thursday, Nov. 14 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's RC Church, Elora, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2002 at 11 a.m., Father Ken Miskiewisz officiating. Interment in Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. A reception will be held at the Centre Wellington District High School. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Feed the Children Fund as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-843-3100.
WINCHESTER, Hazel Marie - Passed away, at McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton on Sunday, November 10, 2002. Hazel (Ferguson) Winchester, at the age of 45 years. Beloved wife of Frenchie Winchester of Guelph. Loving mother of Terry Young of Guelph. Loved daughter of Phyllis Ferguson of Guelph and Ken Ferguson of Sudbury. Step-daughter of Ron Armishaw. She will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 1 p.m. Cremation Woodlawn Crematorium. Memorial contributions to the AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County or the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated.
BRAY, Edyth Louise - (BHSc, University of Toronto; MSc, University of Minnesota; Retired Professor University of Guelph) Peacefully, at the Lapointe-Fisher Nursing Home, Guelph, Wednesday, July 3, 2002, in her 93rd year. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario to Emma and Walter Bray, she was predeceased by her brother, Fred and his wife Emily and their daughter, Beverley and her husband Robert Guenther. She is survived by her nephew, David Bray and his wife Marilyn of Guelph, their daughters Elizabeth (Warren) McCay and their children Emily and Thomas and Carolyn (Murray) Hicks and Beverley and Robert's daughter Georgia Guenther and son Grant Guenther, all of Toronto. One of the first to join the faculty of MacDonald Institute following the Second World War, she is remembered by students of some 25 years of graduating classes. Active with Harcourt Memorial United Church, Guelph; the MacDonald-Stewart Art Centre; and the University Women's Club; she also served on a planning review for the City of Guelph. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Monday, July 8, 2002 at 3 p.m.. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alma Mater Fund, Alumni House, University of Guelph N1G 2W1; Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph N1G 1L3; or St. Paul's United Church, 366 St. Paul's St., St. Catharines L2R 3N2 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Edyth Bray in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m..