MARTENS, Angela (nee Kaluza) peacefully, at her daughter Stefanie's home in Cologne, Germany, on December 24, 2002, as the church bells of Cologne rang in Christmas. Angela died at the age of 79 years with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Gerhard Martens and mother and mother-in-law of Gunther, Veronika Thomson (Gary), Elisabeth, Stefanie Unsin, Maria and Josefa and Frank Krumbach, Reinhard Unsin and Philippe Smets. Loving and devoted Oma (grandma) to Tim (Soo-Yon), Alexander, Colin (Melissa), Bernadette, Stephanie and Felix. Angela devoted her life to her six children, six grandchildren and her disabled husband, a war veteran. Angela's faith, courage, nurturing and love are her gifts to us. We will miss her so very much. A Funeral Mass, Service and Interment will be held at the Melaten Cemetery, Cologne, Germany on January 2nd, 2003. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the New Life Girl's Home, Box 149, Consecon, ON K0K 1T0 would be appreciated by the family.
FEENER (CRAINE), Patricia Louise, of London, Ontario, suddenly on Sunday, December 22, 2002. Beloved daughter of the late Ted and Dorothy Craine. Survived by 3 children in London and 4 grandchildren, her sister Hazel Henderson, brother Ted of Guelph, Joan Morden of Elora. Service was held in London on December 26th. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph.
YOUNGER, Donald Wallace - Passed away peacefully, but suddenly, at his home, on Tuesday, November 19, 2002. Don Younger, at the age of 80 years. Beloved husband of Eileen (Walker) Younger for 57 years. Dear father of Roger Younger and his wife Laurie of Chatham, Janice Baker and her husband Brad of Caledonia, Laura Hetmanchuk and her husband Jerry of Calgary, Alberta and the late Cheryl Groenewegen. Loving grandfather of Kristin, Kara, Chad, Brent, Renee, Brenda, Kristopher and Darren. Always remembered by his son-in-law, Kees Groenewegen and his sister, Barbara Foreman and her husband Derek of London. Don was a member of the Barbershop Chorus SPEBSQSA for 36 years and the Wellington Men's Club. Cremation has taken place, the inurnment service will be held at the Graveside at Memory Gardens on Saturday, November 23, 2002. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031).
VAN WYNGAARDEN, Maria Cornalia - Went to be with her Lord, Monday, November 11, 2002, in her 93rd year. Maria was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1953, with her husband and two children. She worked alongside her husband for many years at the YMCA and spent the last few years at Wellington Terrace, Elora. Maria was predeceased by her beloved husband of 73 years, Jacobus, February 21, 2002 and her son Clare, October 25, 2002. Lovingly remembered by her daughters, Mary (Simon) Beukema of Florida and Gea (John) Levac of Cambridge; her daughter-in-law, Donna vanWyngaarden of Burlington; grandchildren, Esther (Scott) Milson of Guelph, Paul (Patty) Beukema of Freelton, Brian (Natalie) vanWyngaarden of Burlington, Michelle (Wayne) Tedder of Brampton, Brenda (Jack) Fennema of Cambridge, Annette vanWyngaarden and companion Ken Biggs of Burlington and Rachel (Jay) Bond of Cambridge and great-grandchildren, Kyle and Ryan Milson, Shaun, Sarah, and Shannon Beukema and Sarah and Brayden Fennema. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Guelph Reformed Church, 79 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph, Friday, November 15, 2002, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Henry DeKorte officiating. Interment Memory Gardens, RR 2, Breslau. Memorial contributions to the Missionary Outreach of Guelph Reformed Church, 79 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph N1E 1M3 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Maria vanWyngaarden in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
McCLUNG-HALGREN, Winnifred (nee Beaudin) Reg. N. - Peacefully, at the Linhaven Home, St. Catharines, Ont. on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Peter Halgren and the late Gnile McClung. Loving mother of Colleen Morimoto and her husband Ron and David McClung and his wife Patty, all of Grimsby, Daniel McClung and his wife Cindy of Binbrook, Chris McClung and his wife Kim of Hamilton and the late Phillip McClung. Cherished grandmother of Jim, David, Karen, Kevin, Trevor, Philip, Trent, Michelle and Chantelle. Sister of the late Doris Cushing of Guelph and the late Blake Beaudin of Trenton. Win was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Guelph (1944) and retired from West Lincoln Memorial Hospital after many years service. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League, St. Joseph's Church, Grimsby. Visitation at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain St., Grimsby (905-945-2755) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 135 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 10 a.m. Interment Queen's Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Vigil for Win Thursday 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Special thanks to Connie Morimoto and also the staff at Linhaven Home for the tender care given to our mother. At peace with her Lord.
ALEXANDER, Rita E. - Of Altamonte Springs, Florida (formerly of Guelph), on Wednesday, November 6, 2002. Rita E. (Fantinato) Alexander, age 75 years, beloved wife of the late C. Lyle Alexander (1978). Devoted mother of Curt and loving grandmother of Lucy and Caroline, all of Sudbury, Mass. Dear sister of Carmel King, Molly Molinaro, Celestine Lane and her husband Tom, Lena Sloopka and her husband Stan and Louis Fantinato, all of Guelph. Survived also by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin Street North, Guelph, today (Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.) where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday morning, November 13th at 11 o'clock. Interment Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family.
NICHOLSON, Mary (Kondikaki) - Peacefully, at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, on Friday, November 22, 2002, Mary Nicholson, in her 78th year, was the beloved mother of Joanna Collins of Mississauga and Helen Montgomery of Truro, Nova Scotia. Dear grandmother of Jaclyn, Lisa, Jonathan, Deborah, Sarah, Anna and Andrew. Survived by two sisters in Greece. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel at 10:30 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
BRUDER, Louise - God called for you on Christmas Day, The very best He took away.It's hard to believe it's been 20 years, Our hearts are still brimming with tears.Memories of you fill us with sorrow, We miss you today, and we'll miss you tomorrow.Lovingly remembered and sadly missed, John, Randy, Linda, Rick and families.
THOMSON, Reginald George - Surrounded by his family, at Woodingford Lodge, on Saturday, December 14, 2002, Reginald George Thomson, of Woodstock, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Helen Thomson; much loved father and father-in-law of Joanne, Charlie, Carol, Patti, Kathy and Curt. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Matthew, Rachel, Kristen, Jacqueline and Cameron. Reg's spirit, passion and ideals have been passed on to his daughters and their families. Reg loved music, history and travel and thrived on adventure and exploration. Reg was the son of the late George and Kay Thomson and the brother of Ken and his wife Ann and Melvin and his wife Edith. Reg (D.V.M. M.Sc. Ph.D) had a distinguished academic career in Veterinary Medicine in Guelph and Saskatoon and was Founding Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI. Throughout his career, Reg was honoured many times by his peers, including awards and Honourary Degrees from the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of Guelph. Reg touched many lives during his academic career and took great pride in his profession. Friends called at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004), Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 where the complete funeral service was held in the chapel on Tuesday with Rev. David Woodall officiating. Spring interment in the Hillview Cemetery. In his honour, donations may be made to the R.G. Thomson Fund, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, 555 University Ave., Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4P3. Att'n: Natalie Fraser or to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford County.
DOERSAM, Ruth Lovina (nee Keleher) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2002, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife for 54 years, of Robert Doersam of Guelph. Loved mother of Gloria and husband Steve Harris, Bob Doersam and wife Arlene and Brenda Dillow and husband Sid McCall. Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Tryna and husband Gord Maher, Stacey and husband Dave Tosh, Matthew and Kim Doersam, Ryan Dillow and her great-grandchildren, Brett, Tatianna, Brandon, Natteshia and Kurtis. Dear sister of Virginia, Jean, Vi, Frank, Bev, Ross, Harvey and Wayne Keleher. Predeceased by a sister, Helen and brothers, Ernie, Russell and Marshall. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Thursday (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Diane Clark officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Cremation. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4A-214 Speedvale Ave. W., Guleph, N1H 1C4 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Ruth Doersam in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
CROMEY, The Rev. Frederick Henry - Passed away, at Wellington Terrace, Elora, Thursday, December 19, 2002, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Getty). Loved father of Norman (Catherine) Cromey of Ottawa, Douglas (Christine) Cromey of Kingston, Annabel (Gregory) Smith of Centre Wellington and the late Margaret Annabelle Cromey. Loving grandfather of Karyl (Matthew), Timothy (Ivana), Geoffrey (Carolyn), Matthew, Jonathan, Andrew and Liam. Great-grandfather of Ethan and Cameron. Dear brother of Tom, Nat, George and May and the late Gertie, Sadie, Noelle and Bill. Cremation with inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk St., Guelph, Monday, December 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Leprosy Mission of Canada, 75 The Donway W., Toronto, M3C 2E9 or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Youth Programs), 161 Norfolk St., Guelph, N1H 4J7 would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, N1H 4K3, 822-0051). A tree will be planted in memory of Frederick Cromey in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
VAN WYCK, Isobel Mary - Peacefully, at Wellington Terrace, Elora, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in her 93rd year.Beloved wife of the late Joe Van Wyck (1976). Dear mother of Lorne and Betty of Erin, Agnes and Bill Round of Colorado, Laura Collins of Erin, Dennis of Moorefield, Leona and Jack Zanatta of Milton and Norma Lockhurst of Georgetown. Cherished gramma of 23; great-gramma of 28 and great-great-gramma of two. Predeceased by her sons, Jimmy and Rex. Private funeral service was held in the chapel of the Butcher Family Funeral Home, Erin, on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. If desired, donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hillsburgh would be appreciated by the family.
BIRBECK, Isabelle Coates (nee Finley) - Peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, on Thursday, December 19, 2002. Born on August 4, 1926 in South Hytton, England. Predeceased by her husband and fellow "Brit" Ronald Birbeck (1983). Loved deeply by daughter, Julia Loncke and her husband Ron and son Malcolm and Tracey Birbeck. Adoring grandmother to Camille McDonald (nee Loncke) and her husband Brent and daughter Abigail, Melissa Loncke and her partner Christopher Thomas, Adrienne Loncke and Meghan Birbeck. Sharing in the loss are her sisters, Joan Kiley of Guelph, Elizabeth Finley-Jewitt and Maureen Finley, both of England and by many friends and family in England and Canada. A Memorial Service will be held at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Hospice Wellington would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home or by email firstname.lastname@example.org). The family appreciates the compassionate assistance from Hospice Wellington and the medical staff of four west at the Guelph General Hospital and the personnel of Stone Lodge Retirement Home.
FERGUSON, Lucille Cecelia - Suddenly, at Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, December 22, 2002. Lucille C. (Seitz) Ferguson, beloved daughter of Isabelle Seitz of Guelph and the late Norman Seitz (1977). Dear sister of Norman Seitz and his wife Ernestina of Florida, Michael Seitz and his wife Jacqueline of Guelph, John (Jack) Seitz and his wife Hilda of Elora, Jeannine Seitz, Katherine and her husband Paul Fortune and David Seitz and his wife Vanda, all of Guelph and the late Mary Anne Berry (2002) and Sandra Suzanne (1953). Predeceased by a son, Thomas Mark Ferguson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial funeral mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Friday, December 27 at 11 o'clock. Cremation has taken place and interment of ashes at Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin Street North, Guelph 822-4731