SMITH, Alvin Dewitt - Passed away peacefully, at the Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, on Sunday, November 17, 2002, in his 79th year. Alvin was born and raised on the family farm and has lived his entire life in the Belwood area. He will be remembered as a longtime Cattle Drover in his area. Sadly missed by his beloved wife and best friend of 53 years, Marie Saunders. Also missed by his son Lyman Smith and his wife Laura King of Belwood and his daughter Marjorie Kirk and her husband Barry of Drayton. Remembered by his brother the Rev. Dr. L. Eveleigh Smith and his wife Frances of Guelph. Also remembered by his grandchildren Luke McMurdo, Rebecca McMurdo, Shyloh and Tamika Kirk and Leah and Paige Smith. Remembered with affection by June Kirk and her husband Terry Simpson. Predeceased by his parents Lyman and Hazel Smith. Friends and relatives called at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus, Monday, November 18, from 7-9 p.m. and may call Tuesday, Nov. 19 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at 2 p.m., from the St. John's United Church, Belwood. Rev. Reink Vleistra officiating. Interment in McKee Cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to the St. John's United Church or the Groves Memorial Hospital as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-843-3100.
ZAMIN, Jenny (nee Eugenia Sciarrone) (Veroni) - Jenny died peacefully, on September 25, 2002, at Mount Sinai Hospital, of heart failure, following a brief illness, 88 years of age.Born in Guelph, Ontario, on June 9, 1914, Jenny trained as a hairdresser in Toronto at a young age and became a talented stylist who ran her own salon in Guelph for 18 years until she married Martin Zamin in 1947 and moved with him to Orillia, Ont., where they lived in an architecturally unique white stucco bungalow at the corner of Laclie and North Streets. Together they ran the town's first antique business until Martin became the first realtor and mortgage broker in Orillia. Martin died in 1968. Jenny had continued to "freelance" as a hairdresser for friends and neighbours and was also an employee of the Ontario Hospital in Orillia for a number of years before retiring in 1978. Jenny sold the family home in 1981 and moved to The Sutton Place Hotel, in Toronto to be closer to her daughter, Gloria and son-in-law, Gene. As a well-known resident of the hotel for over 20 years she became a familiar friend and fixture to the hotel staff. She continued her hobby - exquisite baking - and many of the staff, especially Joe the Doorman, were often the lucky recipients of her date squares or freshly made carrot cake. Jenny continued to live at the Hotel through December 2001, when Gloria and Gene moved her into her own beautiful private apartment in their lovely home in the Beach in Toronto. Jenny leaves her loving daughter, Gloria Maria Zamin and son-in-law, Gene Anthony Mascardelli; two grandchildren, Carol Lynn Mascardelli of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and Mrs. Teia Eager of South Africa and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Ava Jordan, as well as her only surviving sibling, her older sister, Theresa De Barr, formerly of Detroit, Michigan and also her beloved niece, Mary Silvestro and son Michael Silvestro, both of Guelph; as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout Ontario. Jenny prided herself on a useful life and to that end she wished her body to be donated to the Medical Studies at the University of Toronto. Donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto in her memory.
BLACKBURN, Philip Ronald - Of Guelph, passed away, at the Guelph General Hospital, Saturday, September 7, 2002, aged 64 years. Beloved husband of the late Claudia E. Hamilton (1993). Loved father of Brad Blackburn and his wife Tammy of Guelph, Lori and her husband Kevin Cummings of Newfoundland, Cheryl Blackburn and Colleen Blackburn, both of Guelph. Loving grandfather of seven. Loving companion of Jane Maschio of Guelph. Dear brother of Donald Blackburn and his wife Barbara of Guelph and Robert Blackburn of Edmonton. Predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Tuesday (7-9 p.m.) Cremation followed by a private family service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, 214 Speedvale Ave. W., Unit 4-A, Guelph N1H 1C4 or the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, 115 Delhi Street, Guelph N1E 4J4 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Philip Blackburn in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
MACDONALD, Willard James - Suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital on Friday, September 6, 2002. Willard MacDonald at the age of 74 years. Special grandpa to Kyle Harris of Sudbury. Fondly remembered by his nephew John MacDonald (Laura) of Guelph. Survived by his sisters Betty and Marion and his brother Ralph (Marj) all of Cape Breton, N.S. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Predeceased by his brothers Larry and Robert. Willard will not only be remembered for his kind, generous nature, but he will also be remembered as someone who always went out of his way for others. Cremation Woodlawn Crematorium. Inurnment Union Protestant Cemetery, Cape Breton, N.S. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519) 824-0031.
PALMER, Edith Muriel - At South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley, on Sunday, September 8, 2002. Edith Palmer (nee Wolfe) of Tara, in her 88th year. Wife of the late Roy M. Palmer. Dear mother of Lois and her husband Grant McRae of Rockwood, Donna and her husband Dale Diebel of Lion's Head, Phyllis Crawford of Red Bay, Bill and his wife Linda of Elmira and Gail and her husband Wayne Morrison of Allenford. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by 11 grandchildren and by 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her infant daughter, Kathryn; her grandson, Ronald Roy McRae and by two brothers, George and Ellsworth. Visitation from the Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home, Tara, on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Reverend Linda Stemp will officiate. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. A time of fellowship will follow at the Tara United Church. Expressions of remembrance to the Terry Fox Foundation or to the Tara Unit Church.
MINOR, Jerry James - At St. Joseph's Health Center, Guelph, on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002. Jerry J. Minor, in his 64th year, was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne (Malinowski) Minor (1998). He was the loving father of Gail Bowles of Guelph and David and his wife Lannie of Red Cliff, Alta. Jerry will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Jill, David and John. He is survived by his mother, Annette Minor of Guelph and is predeceased by his father, Eldon and by his brother, Norman. Private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at the Kingdom Hall, 11 Torch Lane, Guelph, on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the hall, prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home or email firstname.lastname@example.org). Jerry's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the C2 nursing staff at St. Joseph's Health Center for all the exceptional care and personal attention that Jerry received over the last five years.
THOMSON, Martha Frances - Retired librarian, of Chesley, at Elgin Abbey Nursing Home, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late James W.B. Thomson. Dear sister-in-law of Arthur Cole of Mount Forest and Muriel Hamilton of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, George and Mabel Hamilton; her brother, Mervin Hamilton; sisters, Grace and her husband Harve Foster and Helen Cole and a sister-in-law, Nettie Thomson. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Visitation at the McFadden Funeral Home, Chesley on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Interment Chesley Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Chesley Legion Auxiliary service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.
NIGHTINGALE, Christine Mary - At Guelph General Hospital, Thursday, June 13, 2002, in her 57th year.Beloved wife of Michael Nightingale of Guelph. Loved mother of John and Philip, both at home. Predeceased by her parents, Francis and Dorothy Stubbersfield; her brother, Lawrence and her sister, Iris. Survived by her sisters-in-law, Pat (Rod) Asten and Eithne, all of England. Dear aunt of Stephen, Christopher, Louise and Catherine Asten. Funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph, Monday, June 17, 2002 at 2 p.m. (Reception to follow in Mitchell Hall). Cremation. Memorial contributions to the Cuba Church Building Project, c/o St. George's Church would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Christine Nightingale in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m.
ROFFEY, Vera May - At Lapointe-Fisher Nursing Home, Guelph, on Thursday, June 13, 2002, Vera May (Clement) Roffey, at the age of 100 years.. Wife of the late William H. Roffey (1987). Beloved mother of Ken and his wife Geraldine of Guelph. Dear grandmother of Jane Anne Roffey and her husband Gary Hill, William Roffey and his wife Sandra, Gregory Roffey and his wife Beverley, Martha and her husband Robert Cutting. Sadly missed by her great-grandchildren, Kendra, Wesley, Olivia, James, Trevor and Scott. Loved sister of Ellen Hannant and sister-in-law, Edythe, both of Milton. Vera will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister, Ethyl Gifford; brothers, William (Boyne), Albert (Babe), Kenneth (Dick). Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2-3 p.m. Friday). Complete service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Friday, June 14, 2002 at 3 p.m., with The Reverend Canon Trudy Lebans officiating. Interment Milton Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
MARTIN, January Ann - At St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, on Thursday, June 13, 2002. Jan Martin, at the age of 28 years. Beloved life partner of Larry Rye. Sadly missed by her step-son, Eric Rye. Cherished daughter of Doris Lambert and step-father, Frank Fox, both of Napanee. Special sister of Mary Magro (Mike) and Effie MacDonald (Bill), all of Guelph. Loving and special granddaughter of Mary Card of Sydenham, Ontario. Always remembered by her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Predeceased by her twin brothers, Mark and Matthew. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL- McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7-9 p.m. Friday). Service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Marilyn Worobec officiating. Cremation Woodlawn Crematorium. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.
SLAUGHTER, Phyllis Ann - Peacefully, at LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home, Guelph, on Tuesday, November 19, 2002. Phyllis Ann (Atkinson) Slaughter, at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of the late John Slaughter. Loving mother of Lorna Popofski and her husband Jim of Puslinch, Brian Slaughter and his wife Janice of Whitby and the late Betty Ann (1989). Survived by her son-in-law, Bob Hilton. Loved Nanny of Doug, Bruce, Karen, Chris, Michele, Mike and Jonathan. Friends called at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens, Etobicoke. Memorial contributions to the LaPointe-Fisher Residents' Council or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
CULVER, Nettie - Peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, November 28, 2002. Predeceased by her husband Don Newton Culver and her grandson David Culver. Survived by her son Ken (Sheila) of Barrie and her daughter June Moore (Peter) of Guelph; brother Alex Smart and his wife Freda of Ottawa, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private graveside service in London. Arrangements entrusted to the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519-824-0031).
GOBIN, Alice May Beatrice - At the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, November 26, 2002. Alice (Voyer) Gobin at the age of 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Ted Gobin. Loved mother of Pat Lloyd (Gordon) of R.R. #2, Georgetown; Bev Byers of Lamont, Alberta; Ray Gobin (Judy) of Kingston; Tim Gobin (Liz) of Guelph; Paul Gobin (Elaine) of Wasaga Beach and Joe Gobin (Cindy) of Barrie. Sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation with spring inurnment at Elliott Lake. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.
SOLECKI, Reverend Father Eugene - Peacefully, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, Father Eugene Solecki, in his 62nd year of life and 35th year of religious life. Predeceased by his parents, Frances and Leo Solecki. Father is survived by his sister, Sophia Gloaz, as well as her son and daughter, all of Poland. Father Solecki served for many years in the Hamilton Diocese as an Associate Pastor at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Hamilton and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Walkerton and as Pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Teeswater and latterly at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Arthur, Ontario and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kenilworth, Ontario. Visitation will take place at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Arthur, Ontario on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a Prayer Vigil at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Arthur on Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph.