MARTINEAU, Robert William - At Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, Robert W. Martineau, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley A. (Coates) Martineau. Dear father of James of Montreal and Cathy and her husband Anthony Dodd of Guelph. Loved Pappy of Jessica, Jeffrey and Adam. Dear brother of Maurice, Lorraine, Margaret and Eleanor. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, this evening (Thursday 6:30-7 p.m.) where a private service will be held in the chapel this evening (Thursday) at 7 o'clock. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Change Now would be appreciated by the family.
SHELDON, Marion - Peacefully, at her home in Guelph, on Monday, December 16, 2002. Marion Sheldon, in her 75th year, was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Sheldon. Survived by her brothers, George Martin and his wife Iris, Rex, Donald and Frank Martin and a sister, Jacqueline McKay. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph where family will receive friends on Thursday 2:30 - 3 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002 at 3 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
BRAZOLOT, Cameron Michael Donald - Of Kitchener, passed away suddenly, at home, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002. Beloved infant son of Kevin and Lynn (Britton) Brazolot of Kitchener. Loving brother of Kodie. Predeceased by a brother, Alexander. Loved grandson of Helen Brazolot and the late Gerald Brazolot, Rob and Marnie Britton, and Kim and Roger Bull, all of Guelph. Dear great grandson of Dorothy Britton, Bob and Marg Muller, all of Guelph and Lillian Foster of California. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Thursday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Friday, December 6, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. John Roberts officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to S.I.D.S Research, c/o The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Ave., Toronto M5G 1X8 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Cameron Brazolot in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
PICKERSGILL, Marjorie - Passed peacefully, to eternal life, at Spruce Lodge in Stratford, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, in her 85th year. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on December 16, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Jan (McLellan) Brennan. Marjorie led a full life in both Britain and Canada. She did her undergraduate studies in Chemistry and Mathematics at the University of Glasgow, 1936-1939. She worked for the British Admiralty during the Second World War. For most of her working life, she was a science and math teacher in both England and Canada, most recently at Bishop MacDonnell H.S., Guelph, from 1968-1973. She was the founding director of L'Arche Stratford Children's Aid Society, 1983-1989, serving as president in 1986 and was a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church and the church CWL. Beloved wife of Charles James Pickersgill, whom she married on June 9, 1943 in Scotland. Dear mother of Edward Pickersgill and partner Fredericka Potvin of Guelph, Alan Pickersgill and spouse Lynne Hulley of Guelph, Ronald Pickersgill of London and James Pickersgill and spouse Jane Ashmore of Cobourg. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Clement McLeod of Scotland and many nieces; nephews and cousins in Scotland. Predeceased by one grandson, Ruairi Ashmore; one brother, Patrick Brennan and one sister, Julia Brennan. Relatives and friends will be received at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert St., Stratford, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Stratford, on Friday, December 6, 2002 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to L'Arche Stratford or the charity of one's choice through the funeral home. Parish prayers will be said at the funeral home on Thursday at 8 p.m.
LAWRENCE, Leonard L. - Peacefully, at Hamilton General Hospital, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, aged 78 years. Len was an active member of the Boy Scouts of Canada for over 40 years and a faithful member of the United Church. He was a longtime employee of APV Canada Ltd. Loved and missed by his wife Mary of 56 years. Also missed by his son, David and his wife Lorraine of Mississauga and his daughter, Judy Boudreau and her husband Ted of Cambridge. Grandpa is remembered by Matthew and Taylor Lawrence and Sarah and Jessica Boudreau. Also remembered by his sisters, Vivian Carter and her husband Stan of Kingsville and Marion Monk of Windsor. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; his sisters, Elizabeth, Dorothy and Carol and his brothers, Alvin, Richard and Donald. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 at 11 a.m. from the St. John's United Church in Belwood, Rev. Rienk Vlietstra officiating. A reception will be held in the hall at Pine Meadows. Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice as expressions of sympathy. Cards available at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus, 843-3100.
HEWER, Mary Anne (nee Fay) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, Friday, November 29, 2002, in her 59th year. Beloved wife of Joe. Loved mother of Lisa at home. Loving daughter of Joseph Fay of Maryhill and the late Anna (nee Sprenger). Dear daughter-in-law of Jessie Hewer of Guelph and the late Joseph Hewer. Dear sister of Joe (Adelle) Fay, Steve (Olga) Fay, Anna (Matt) Edl, George (Karen) Fay, Frank (Anne) Fay, Betty (Bart) Wesseling, Willie (Marlene) Fay, Helen (Tony) vanLeeuwen, Len (Carol) Fay and the late John Fay and Ben Fay. Predeceased by her sister-in-law Maxine. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (1-4 p.m.). Funeral service will be held, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 409 Paisley Rd., Guelph, Monday, December 2, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill. Memorial contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mary Hewer in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
BARBIROLO, Ida Carmela (Capovilla) - Peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, on Monday, December 2, 2002, at the age of 70 years. Beloved wife for 42 years of Tarcisio Barbirolo. Loving mother of Franka and Ross McEwan, Flavia and Marvin Maahs, Doreen and Howard Miller and the late Claudio Barbirolo (1991). Dear Nona of Thomas, Elisa, Vlad, Lucas, William, Dietrich, Jarvis, Eric, Timothy and Janine. Survived by brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, all of Italy. Will be missed by her cousin, Luciano and Willy Capovilla and brother-in-law, Alfredo Barbirolo and their families. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Ida will be tonight (Wednesday) at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, December 5, 2002 at Church of Our Lady at 10 a.m. Entombment at Out Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Waterloo-Wellington VON-Homemakers or the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital-Ambulatory Care would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). A special thank you to Jackie of the VON Homemakers, the staff and nurses of 4th floor of Guelph General Hospital, to Dr. Chamberlain, Dr. Levy and Dr. Barry.
DI GRAVIO, Joseph - Peacefully, at Lapointe Fisher Nursing Home, Guelph, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002. Joseph Di Gravio, in his 75th year, was the beloved husband of Anna (De Angelis) Di Gravio. Loved father of Dominic (Dan) and his wife Carolyn Di Gravio and Patricia Di Gravio. Dear grandpa of Paul and Steven Di Gravio. Dear brother of Luigi and his wife Yolanda and Lorenzo and his wife Anna, all of Guelph and Nicole Di Gravio and Anna Fantini, both of Italy. Predeceased by two sisters. Dear brother-in-law of Joe De Angelis and his wife Maria, Maria D'Angelo and her husband Tony and Antonetta De Angelis. Joseph will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Church on Friday, December 6, 2002 at 10 a.m. Entombment, Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
RADEK, Aniela Ania - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Aniela Ania Radek (nee Kosturek), at Guelph General Hospital, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, six days before her 76th birthday. Beloved mother and great friend to Irene Renata Radek and her fiance Kevin Mooney, whom Ania loved like her own son. Predeceased by her husband, Adam Radek (1994); mother, Maria Wlazlo Kosturek Kes (1986); father, Joseph Kosturek (1950) and brothers, Augustyn Kosturek (1987) and Felix Kosturek (1922). Ania was born in Tryncza, Poland and raised in nearby Glogowiec. She was a Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz, Dachau and a forced labour camp in Augsburg, Germany. After the Second World War, Ania spent several joyous years in France, studying at the Sorbonne, then immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1953. In February 1954, Ania married Adam, who had also emigrated from Poland and through their own ingenuity and the help of friends and relatives, they built a home in Guelph where they both lived out their lives. Their daughter, Irene Renata was born in 1959. Ania was a poet, writing over 3,000 poems in Polish, English and French, including a book of religious Polish poetry. A writer (and member of the Evergreen Writers' Club), publishing countless short stories and completing her autobiography shortly before her death. An artist, drawing thousands of pencil sketches, paintings in oils and watercolours. A teacher of French and ESL and of life to her daughter. A translator, fluent in eight languages. A radio talk show host. A Bachelor of Arts graduate (1978) in French from the University of Guelph. An amazing cook of exquisite Polish cuisine. A caregiver and devoted daughter, sister and wife. An incomparable mother. A great friend to many. A courageous survivor of life's harshest trials and an extraordinary lady of tremendous wit and open-minded intellect who truly made a difference in the lives of those who enjoyed the privilege of knowing her. A private service will be held at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. All who knew Ania are welcome to join in a public celebration of her life Saturday, December 14, 2002, 1:30 p.m. at Ignatius Hall in the Ignatius Jesuit Center of Guelph. (First driveway past Marymount Cemetery, heading north on No. 6. Park in first lot on the left and enter through Orchard Park Office Centre). Please bring your memories. Donations to the Christian Blind Mission International or the Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph at either service or through Gilbert MacIntyre and Son would be appreciated by Ania and her family.
LAWR, William (Bill) Keith - (Retired Bell Canada Employee, after 42 years). Suddenly, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002. Bill Lawr, a lifelong resident of Belfountain, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Gayle Ovell. Loving father figure of Chris Marker and his wife Kim of Mississauga and Mike Kucharczuk and his wife Jill of Erin. Cherished brother-in-law of Terry Ovell and his wife Cynthia. Dear uncle of Shannon, Carolyn and Katelyn, all of Barrie. Predeceased by his brother, Douglas Lawr. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jeff Davison officiating. Interment Belfountain Cemetery. Visitation today (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Belfountain Cemetery, or the Georgetown Hunters and Anglers would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
SMITH, Leslie Hall - Dear husband of Jean and the late Marjorie, beloved father of Marilyn Bray and to Steven Manry, Granddad of Allan, Michael and Bradley Bray, Great-Granddad of Madeleine, Francesca, Emily and Jacob, passed peacefully in the arms of his daughter, on December 5. A talented artist, musician, vintner, photographer, and naturalist, Leslie resided in Thorncrest Village (Toronto), "the farm" near Rockwood, Guelph, and Georgetown. We miss his steady strength of character, his puckish sense of humour, his warm, selfless concern for others and will carry him in our hearts forever. His family joins to cordially invite relatives and friends to celebrate the life of this "lucky" man on Saturday, December 14. Service at 2 p.m. and reception at the J.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown. We welcome photographs and written or oral remembrances. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
JAWORSKY, Florence Lydia - At Freeport Health Centre, Kitchener on Thursday, December 5, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Lowden. Loved mother of Elaine Breaton and her husband Robert of Guelph, Nina and Ian Lowden of England, Colin Lowden of Brampton and Ann Bachinski and her husband William of Brampton. Always remembered by her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Family services were held at Beechwood Cemetery, Concord on Saturday, December 7. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family would like to thank all who helped to make her final weeks easier, with a special thank you to the staff at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener. Arrangements entrusted to the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519-824-0031).
McELLISTRUM, William - Peacefully after a lengthy illness, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Willett Hospital, Paris, William McEllistrum, in his 66th year; beloved husband of Margaret Fletcher; loving father of Sherri Stefflar; stepfather of Vicky and her husband Bill McGillvary, Cathy and her husband Harry Vanderhayden and Fred Wise; dear grandfather of Shawn and Joel; cherished brother of Eleanor and her husband George Parker and Blanche Capoulia. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St., Brantford, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) appreciated.