DAVIDSON, Ellis Ruthlege - Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Ottje "Audrey". Loving father of Steve and his wife Rita of Cambridge, Faye Crane and her husband Robert of Guelph, Donald and his wife Sandra of Cambridge, Patricia Moore and her husband Lloyd of Pembroke and Donna Davidson and her partner Bill Schlueter of Cambridge. Proud grandfather of ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Survived by his two sisters and one brother. Ellis was the founder of D & D Lumber on Highway 97 in Cambridge and A.S.C. Sales and Auction in Cambridge. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, 623-1290, www.funeralscanada.com, tonight (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. In memory of Ellis donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
HARVEY, Thelma C. - Thelma has left us in her 96th year, to join her hus-band James, brothers William and Francis, sisters Edna and Lula (Mrs. Joseph Jackson). Loved mother of Mary and her husband Thomas Mills, loving grandmother of James and Jackie Mills, John and Nicole Mills, Joanna and Lance Baird and great-grandma of Abbey, Jayne, Tyler, Bridget and Sophie. Thelma was a longtime member of the Church of our Lady Choir and the Silvertones. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at Church of our Lady at 12 p.m. Interment at Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Guelph Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.
AHEARN, Raymond Walter - Suddenly, at Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, February 9, 2003. Ray Ahearn, in his 58th year. Soulmate of Lynda Fraser. Survived by his children, grandchildren and step-children, mother and sisters. Predeceased by his brothers, sister and father. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL-McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday). Service in the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Thursday, February 13 at 11 a.m. Cremation and inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation would be appreciated.
WHITE, William "Bill" - At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, William "Bill" Richard White, of Arthur township, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Betty (MacEachern) White; dear father of Rodney White and his wife Gaye of Arthur township, Kim White of Egremont township, Jeff White and his wife Lisa of Guelph and Veronica White of British Columbia. Grandfather of Jennifer, Janet, Tyler, Jonas, Emily and Jocelyn. Brother of Annie Bowman of Guelph, Howard White and his wife Eleanor of Arthur township, James White and his wife Viola of Mount Forest, Eleanor Limbeek and her husband John of Manitoulin Island and Louise Reeves and her husband Doug of Mount Forest. Step-brother-in-law of Marcie White of Whitehorse, Yukon. Survived also by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by step-brothers, Murray and Floyd White. The funeral service will be held at the Mount Forest United Church on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated.
JAY, Albert E. (Retired owner/driver No. 10 with Canadian Cab) - Of Guelph, passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, with his family by his side, Thursday, January 16, 2003. Beloved husband for 49 years of Dora. Loved father of Alan (Janie), Glen, Brenda (Paul), Scott and the late Gary (January 1992). Cherished "Poppy" of Paul Jr., Jacob and Matthew, Jessalyn, Terry and Nathan. Predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Bessie and his sister, Luella Marcy. Friends were received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Monday, January 20, 2003 (today) at 1:30 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Memorial contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Albert Jay in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
DEVLIN, Frederick (Fred) Joseph - Age 73, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away, peacefully, at home on Jan. 10, 2003. Surviving are spouse, Kathleen; sons, John and Andrew; daughter, Kim; grandchildren, Sean, Aaron and Allison; brothers, Omer and Lloyd and sisters, Louise, Elvia and Ethel. He was predeceased by his father, Burt; mother, Mathilde and brother, Leonard. Born in North Battleford, Sask., Fred moved with his parents and siblings to Chilliwack, B.C. in 1944. Spending his teenage years in Chilliwack, Fred completed high school in 1947 and subsequently joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a radio repairman. His 27 years of naval service were highlighted by his commissioning from the ranks, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander, serving on both Canadian coasts and at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa and completing an exchange posting with the Royal Navy. In 1975 Fred retired from military service and became a french immersion teacher with the Halifax School Board, remaining there until retirement in 1988. In 2000/01, while convalescing from an illness, he resided in Guelph with son, John; daughter-in-law. Nonita and grandson, Sean. The Guelph Out-and-About Program was a highlight for him during his stay in this community. Tireless and dedicated to the betterment of others, Fred was a respected community volunteer for a variety of organizations; dictated talking books for the CNIB; was active in the Liberal Party, the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union and Alliance Francais and generously contributed to many charities. His deep love of family and sport were cornerstones to his active and vibrant life and he is fondly remembered as a patriotic, kind-hearted and gentle man with a wonderful sense of humour. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date in Dartmouth, N.S. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the QE11 Hospital Foundation, 1278 Tower Road, Bethune Building, Halifax, N.S. B3H 2Y9. Cards to family may be mailed to the Devlins, c/o John Devlin, 36 University Ave. W., Guelph, ON N1G 1N4.
GOLIAN, Paul Rudolph - Died in Fergus, on Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at the age of 78. Paul was the beloved husband for 49 years of wife, Olga (Bedek) Golian. He was the loved father of Thomas of Guelph and is survived by his sister, Eva Besterczey; his nephew, Leslie; his nieces, Eva and Judith, all of Hungary. Mr. Golian was born on February 9, 1924 in Hungary and came to Canada in 1951 where he was a resident of Welland, Hagersville and for the past 20 years, Belwood. He was the Chief Medical Technologist at St. Joseph's Hospital, Guelph from 1977-1989. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph where the family will receive friends today (Friday) 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
BULEGA, Mary (Maria) (Olynick) - Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, after a lengthy illness, at Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, November 10, 2002. Mary (Olynick) Bulega, in her 84th year, was the beloved wife, for 51 years, of the late William Bulega. Survived and greatly missed by her daughter, Irene Van Doorn of Guelph and her sister, Anne Welchinski. Predeceased by her sons, Dennis and Robert. Dear grandmother of Shanon Henderson, Heather Lahey and Dennis Van Doorn. Great-grandmother of Christina, Cheryl, Tristan, Sinead, William and Gabriel. Great-great-grandmother to Amberley, Alycia, Sarah and Dylan. Mary will be greatly missed by all family and friends. Resting at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family received friends Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 (today) at 2 p.m. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, Man. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
PETERS, The Rev. George N. - Passed away, January 8, 2003, at Royal Inland Hospital, with his wife Sheila, Tim and Della at his side.He was born February 21, 1930 in Winnipeg, Man. As a young child, he and his family moved to St. Catherines, Ont. After graduation, he worked for the Toronto Dominion Bank for several years. In 1963, he went to McMaster University in Hamilton and from there to Knox College in Toronto. George was ordained June 19, 1968 in Chalmer's Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario. He was assigned to a two-point charge in Fort MacLeod and Jumbo Valley, Alberta. After four years, he accepted a call from St. Andrew's Presbyterian here in Kamloops where he was the minister from May of 1972 until his retirement on August 31, 1996. George was very active in his community. From the early 1970's for some 18 years, he hosted "Come Celebrate With Us" on Cable 10 Television. He was a longstanding member of the Kamloops Kiwanis Club, the Kamloops Community Y and the "Plura" Society.He is survived by his wife Sheila; son, Timothy and daughter-in-law, Della. Also surviving are his sister, Marlene Bergshoeff and Arie of Hamilton, Ont., Jim and Helen Peters of Burlington, Ont., John and Rose Peters of Perry Sound, Ont., Abe and Hackey Peters of Guelph, Ont.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joan and Cec Bat, Eleanor and Ab Cresmasco and Pat Reilly, all of Guelph, Ont. and Ronald and Pat Evans of Kelowna.The Rev. Harold Wiest, the Rev. Joseph MacDonald and the Rev. Dr. Ted Siverns conducted a memorial service in Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 6th and Douglas Street, Kamloops, B.C. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 2 p.m.Should friends desire, donations, in memory of George, to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Service arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, (250) 374-1454.
PEINSZNSKI, Trevor - At Princess Margaret Hospital, on Sunday, January 12, 2003. Trevor, beloved son of Louise Muise and Frank Peinsznski. Loving brother of Cheryl (Steve) and Juanita. Uncle of Mitchell. A private family service will be held in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
GARDINER, Donald J. (Don) - Of Eden Mills, passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Bolton). Loved father of Allan (Eloise) Gardiner of Guelph, Wendy (Hank) Meems of Cambridge, Jeffery (Lois) Gardiner of Waterloo and Donna (Ted) Zarudny of Orangeville. Loving grandfather of ten. Great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Wray Gardiner of Guelph and the late Audrey. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, (today) from 1-3 p.m. followed by the funeral service, in the funeral chapel at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Linda Paquette officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Spring interment Eden Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Donald Gardiner in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
BENDO, Maria - Passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, on Friday, January 17, 2003, with her nieces by her side. Maria Bendo (nee Favero) in her 84th year, was the beloved wife of the late Carlo Bendo (March 10, 1989). Maria is survived by nieces, Amelia Stradiotto and Arika Zolnai, both of Guelph and many other nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy. Maria is predeceased by her two sisters, Virginia and Arina. Friends may call at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Maria will be held at the funeral home this evening (Monday) at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated from St. Joseph's Church, 409 Paisley Road, Guelph on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Italian Canadian Seniors Project, or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.