SILINS, Talivaldis - Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2002, at the SRH Memorial Site, aged 77 years. Beloved husband of Hermine (Pierbaumer) Silins of Sudbury; loving father of Jasmine Urisk of Guelph and Gerlinde "Linda" Urisk (husband Dave Brouse) of Sudbury; cherished grandfather of Chris Brouse, Sean Brouse, Jennaka Urisk, Matthew Faye and Jillian Faye; dear brother of Velta of Latvia. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Sadly missed by two nephews in Latvia. Private family funeral service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury, Friday, December 20th, 2002. Interment in the Civic Cemetery, Sudbury. Flowers or donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. (At Mr. Silins request there will be no visitation or services to be attended by the public.)
KOSTAL, Franklin Joseph "Spider" - Passed away, after a lengthy courageous battle with cancer, at Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, on Saturday, December 14, 2002. Frank (Spider) Kostal, at the age of 69 years. Beloved husband of Marion Sanders. Father of Frank, Bob, Brenda of Elora, Wayne and Michael. Grandfather to six grandchildren. Dear brother of Betty and her husband Gord Barnes of Guelph and Nancy and her husband Jack Round of Sarnia. Predeceased by his brother, Bill and his sister, Ruth. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday). Service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 1 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Arthritis Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
McKAY, Laura I. - Passed away peacefully, with her family and friends at her side, on Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, Laura Irene McKay, beloved wife of the late Victor McKay (2000). Dear mother of Susanne Billing (Alan) of Fort Erie, Patricia Belanger (Serge) Chateau Gai, Que., Kathleen of Calgary; dear sister of Mary La Perriere of Temagami, Ont. and grandmother of Melanie, Ryan, Patrick, Sarah and Christopher; treasured aunt of Pat, Rene (Lillian), Pierre and their children. A special thank you to Dr. C. Che and palliative care nurses, Audrey, Carol, Dorothea, Stella and Cheryl and Mum's many friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Temogami, Ont. Arrangements entrusted to Niagara Funeral Alternatives, Ridgeway, (905) 894-0120. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
HANCOCK, Denis - (Retired Teacher, Ministry of Correctional Services). Died suddenly, in the Dominican Republic while pursuing his passion of sailing, on Sunday, December 1, 2002, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Audrey of Port Rowan and dear father of Janet Hancock (Daniel Woodrow) of Comox, B.C., Graham (Janet) Hancock of Kincardine and Michael (Victoria) Hancock of Kitchener. Loving grandfather of Emily and Jonas Woodrow, Nicole, Michelle, Benjamin, Kaitlin and Brittany Hancock. Also survived by a brother, Peter Hancock; a sister, Brenda Greenfield; his stepmother, Betty Hill and a stepsister, Pamela Pleasance, all of the United Kingdom. Predeceased by two stepbrothers, Timothy and Kevin Hancock. A memorial service will be held at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes St., Kincardine, on Monday, December 9, at 11:30 a.m. Denis began his working life at the age of 15 as an apprentice carpenter for Fisher & Son in Nottingham, England. As a ship's carpenter for a New Zealand shipping company aboard the Rangi Tiki, he met the love of his life, Audrey, who was his rock for 42 years. Denis became a teacher and taught his love of woodworking to others, first at the Nautical Training School in England and to the youth in the Correctional Services system in Quebec and Ontario. He received his Masters in Education from the University of Massachussetts. Denis was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren and valued each for their unique abilities and qualities. Denis's passion was "messing about in boats." From ships on the worlds' oceans, houseboats on the River Avon and sailboats on the Great Lakes, he loved them all. Denis was a wonderfully caring man, humble about his many achievements. Above all, he valued the love of his family and friends. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario may be made as expressions of sympathy.
FACH, Dianne Lynn - Suddenly, at Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, December 15, 2002. Dianne Lynn (Close) Fach, in her 60th year, beloved wife of Ron Fach. Dear mother of Cindy and her husband James Pitts, Kelly Crawford, Phillip Pettifer and his wife Pat, Collen Pettifer, Cindy and her husband James Stewart, Rhonda Indewey, Ron Jr. and his wife Barb and Laurie and her husband Paul Daudlin, all of Guelph. Loved Gramma of 14 grandchildren and Gigi of four great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Eileen and her husband Alfred Proctor of Guelph, James Close and his wife Colleen of Waterloo and the late Shirley Thompson and John Close. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph today (Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.) where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, December 19, at 11 o'clock. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
APLIN, William Donald - Suddenly, on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Don Aplin, in his 46th year, beloved husband of Diane Aplin (nee Minett) and loving father of Kym and Warren. Loved son of William and Janet Aplin of Barrie and son-in-law of Russ and Ev Minett of Mississauga. Dear brother of Elaine and her husband Jim Jamieson of Toronto and brother-in-law of Cheryl Swala of Mississauga, Wayne and Marna Rose Minett of Toronto and Rick Minett of Regina, Sask. Uncle to Shannon and Shane Jamieson, Colin and Daniel Swala, Justin and Lauren Minett and Jessica, Jacqueline and Calvin Minett. Nephew of Bill and Eleanor Raynor of Barrie and cousin of John and David Raynor. Don will be sadly missed by his dog "Trio", the cats "Friendly", "Viper" and "Lilleigh" and "Snowflake" the rabbit. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, December 19 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.
DOLDERMAN, Jacobus (Jake) - Passed away, in London, Ont., on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002. Jake was born on July 15, 1914 in Woerden, Netherlands. Predeceased by his wife Alice in 1991. Survived by his sons, Cornelis Johan of London and his wife Dian and Jake of Simcoe and his daughter-in-law, Joan of Guelph. Grandpa will be missed by 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Remembered by his sister, Ali of Woerden, Netherlands. Also predeceased by two brothers and his oldest son, Joe (Johan Cornelis). Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 at 1 p.m., Rev. Henry Dekorte officiating. Interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 843-3100.
ALLAN, Winifred Honor Emily - Passed away peacefully, at Villa Forum Nurs-ing Home, Mississauga, on Friday, December 6, 2002. Wynne (Copp) Allan, in her 94th year, cherished wife of the late Professor William C. (Scotty) Allan (1988). Loving mother of Sandra and her late husband William (Doc) Gleeson of Mississauga. Beloved grandmother of Cynthia and her husband Tony Long of Mississauga and Andrea and her husband Ron Van Zutphen of Oakville. Dear great-grandmother of Maren; Nicole and Brendan. Dear sister of the late Bill; Fred and Sydney Copp. Always gracious and kind she will be missed by family and friends. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph (Sunday 2-4 p.m.). Funeral on Monday afternoon, December 9, 2002 from St. George's Anglican Church, Woolwich Street, Guelph, at 1 o'clock. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. George's Anglican Church Restoration Fund or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff at Villa Forum for their loving care and support.
COPP, Fred A. Passed away Dec. 4th in his 99th year. Born in Bath England, died in Bath, N.B. Beloved husband of Bertha (Rogers) of Florenceville N.B. Predeceased by his first wife Thelma (Ritchie) 1969. Loving father of Bill and his wife Laurene of Elora and Nancy and her husband Danny Pilon of Twillingate N.F. Grandfather of Dr. Peter Copp, Lee A. Copp-Yonge of Toronto, Ralph Armstrong of Vancouver, Didi Vaneyk of Toronto and Judy Gale of St. Catharines and seven great-grandchildren. His loving sister Winnifred Allan passed away 2 days following (Dec. 6). Fred had been a long-time resident of Guelph (1911-1968) and was a foreman, then superintendent of The Guelph Carpet Worested Spinning Mills. He spent many enjoyable winters in St. Petersburg Fl. Funeral Services were held Dec. 7 in Florenceville. Committal Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m.
BOWDEN, Mark - Of Toronto, passed away at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Saturday, November 30, 2002, in his 47th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Joan. Loved son of Nancy and Hans Doeink of Guelph and the late John Bowden. Loving brother of Timothy (Suzanne) Bowden and Matthew (Tina) Doeink. Devoted son-in-law of Marie and Ralph Van Egten and the late Bill Gordon. Dear brother-in-law of John (Leslie) Gordon. Cherished grandson of Mary Tompkins. Greatly missed by nieces and nephews, Jessica, Andrew, Will, Allie and Maggie. Mark will be sadly missed by all. He was admired for his kind spirit and generosity to others. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Wednesday) (2-4 & 7-9 p.m.). A celebration of Mark's life will be held in the funeral home chapel, Thursday, December 5, 2002, at 1 p.m.. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Children's Wish Foundation (Christmas Fund), c/o CHFI, 777 Jarvis St., Toronto M4Y 3B7 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mark Bowden in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
PATRICK, Frances - Peacefully, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Patrick. Loving mother of Frank Patrick and his wife Halina of Fergus, Susan Mackenzie and her husband Brian of Fergus and Barb Vettor and her husband Gino of Guelph. Dear grandmother of Sheri, Mandy and Stacy Mackenzie, Alexander, Caroline and Franklin Patrick, Nicole, Danielle, Adam and Christopher Vettor. Dear great-grandma to Abrey, Kaelyn, Shyla, Jacob, Evely, Jaxson and Presley. Frances will be missed by her sisters, Viv Chadder of Fergus, Joan Trask of Fergus; brother, Ken Westerman and his wife Peggy of Elora and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Lillian Bartlett. Friends will be received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Fergus, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. If desired, donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice. (Cards available at the funeral home,
WILSON, Robert "Bob" - Went home to be with his Lord, at the Guelph General Hospital, on Wednesday, December 25, 2002. Robert "Bob" Wilson, at the age of 84 years. Loving husband for 57 years of Vivian "Betty" (Holland). Loving father of Sharon (Mrs. David Gast) of Woodville, Cathy Wilson and Bonnie Wilson of Guelph, Judy (Mrs. David Lawson) of Cambridge. Loved grandpa of Rob and Carina, Marty, John and Jennifer. Dear brother of Dave Wilson of Gravenhurst. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday). Service at the Crestwicke Baptist Church, 400 Speedvale Avenue E., Guelph, Ontario on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ernie Brubacher officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Crestwicke Baptist Church or the Guelph General Hospital Foundation 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 his Priesthood. Predeceased by his parents, Frances and Leo Solecki. Father is survived by his sister, Sophia Gloaz, as well as his nephew and niece, all of Poland. Father Solecki served for many years in the Hamilton Diocese as an Associate Pastor at St. Patrick 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 (today) 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.