TAYLOR, Elizabeth Fergus (nee Mowat) - Of Guelph, passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, Tuesday, February 11, 2003, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Andrew M. Taylor of Guelph; dear sister of Janet Doig of Perth, Scotland and the late Mary Egan, Jim Mowat and Peter Mowat. Cremation followed by interment at Memorial Gardens, Burlington. (Private arrangements entrusted to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph N1H 4K3, 1-519-822-0051.) A tree will be planted in memory of Elizabeth Taylor in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
GRIBBONS, Merrill Joseph - Merrill Gribbons, in his 87th year, passed away February 11, 2003, of complications following a short illness. Born in Ottawa in 1916, he is survived by brothers, Mervin of Sudbury and Reginald of North Bay; sister, Jean Marshall of Pembroke; daughters, Patricia Roy of Comox, B.C. and Dawn Gribbons of Charlotte, N.C.; by sons, Collin of Toronto and Paul of Elmira and by wife, Antoinette. He is also survived by granddaughters, Dayle Howie and Haylee Gribbons; by grandsons, Larry Howie and Alexander and Shayne Gribbons; and by great-granddaughter, Paige Howie and great-grandson, Gabriel Howie. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Ellen (nee Brisson) and Thomas Joseph; by sisters, Eileen Scalzo, Margaret Cloutier and Theresa Granger and by brothers, Thomas, Desmond, Williard and Archibald. Merrill passed away peacefully in the presence of family members after a long and full life. Growing up in a large Northern Ontario family in the Depression, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and proudly served in Britain with 420 and 426 Squadrons, Bomber Command. After returning from overseas and marrying, he moved to Guelph in 1953, bringing his young family a year later. He was known by many as Meat Manager of the former Loblaws stores in north-end and downtown Guelph, part of his 31-year career with the company. He later made many new friends as an employee of the University of Guelph. His lifelong love of music fed a vocal talent that saw him solo in several cathedrals and churches, including Guelph's Church of Our Lady and participate in many choirs, including the Guelph Light Opera and the Barbershoppers, into his 80's. His late-blooming interest in golf was rewarded with the Senior Championship at the Guelph Country Club and a similar interest in curling resulted in a number of trophies at the Guelph Curling Club. His passion for genealogy led him to become, in his retirement years, a noted amateur historian of the Ottawa Valley. He was active in the Guelph-Wellington Senior Citizens Association and the Evergreen Seniors' Centre. In his retirement, he was able to make several visits to his beloved Ireland, to where he traced his ancestors. His family and his many friends will miss his sense of humour, his friendly manner, the way he would whistle a tune or break into a song in his fine tenor voice and the many jokes he always had on hand. The family wishes to especially thank the nurses of the 4E wing in the Guelph General Hospital for their compassion and caring. Expressions of sympathy in the form of donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be greatly appreciated. Visitation will occur at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 13 (today). Funeral service will occur at the Church of Our Lady in Guelph, Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m.
FRASER, Marian - Peacefully, at home, on Sunday, February 16, 2003, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Fraser. Dear mother of Donna and her husband Brian Graziotto of Carling, George and his wife Diane of Fergus, Betty and her husband John Wilson of Guelph and Wendy Thompson of Carling. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Brent Graziotto and his wife Katie, Rebecca Graziotto, Richard Graziotto, all of Carling, Dawn Fraser and her husband Jon Karn, Paul Fraser, Jennifer Fraser and Jackie Fraser, all of Fergus, Alicia Wilson, Adam Wilson, both of Guelph, Bradley Thompson, Katie Thompson, both of Carling. Also cherished by great-granddaughter, Lauren Graziotto. Remembered by her sister, Lillian Nightingale, Bob Ennis and her in-laws, Myra Ennis, Newt Gibson and all their families. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2003, at the Torrance Funeral Home and Chapel, (89 Bowes Street, Parry Sound, 705-746-4664) at 2 p.m. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre (Cancer Treatment) would be appreciated by the family.
CRUICKSHANK, R. Gordon - Of Briarwood Apartments, Versa Care, in Brantford, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at Hamilton General Hospital, on Friday, February 7, 2003, in his 84th year. Devoted husband and best friend of Jean (Turnbull) for 61 years; loving father of Colleen and her husband Rob Davis of Cambridge, Sandra and husband Jim Howlett of Guelph and son, Darryl of Ottawa. Precious grandfather of Beth, Tim (Teresa), Michael (Diane), Steve (Nellie), Jon Mark (Sarah), Mark, Corry (Darrell), Martina (David) and James. Special great-grandfather of Austin, Owen, Naomi, Zachary and Davin. Survived by dear sister, Joyce Montgomery of Hamilton and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, John and Ida Cruickshank of Paris; brothers, Bruce, Glenn and Bert and sisters, Vera Robson and Amy Jarvis and son-in-law, Koos Fietje. Gordon was a longtime former employee of the Gypsum Lime and Alabastine Co. of Paris and retired from Canadian General Tower Ltd. of Cambridge in 1984. Gordon was also a charter member of the Optimist Club of Paris. Friends will be welcomed at the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, Paris on Monday, February 10, 2003 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 2 p.m. officiated by family friend, Rev. John Neilson of Wingham. Interment will follow in the Paris Cemetery. In Gordon's memory, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Budgell's (519) 442-2200.
HALLS, Donalda (nee Clarke) - Of Guelph, passed away, Sunday, February 16, 2003, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Grant Halls. Loved mother of Brian (Mary) Halls and David (Robin-Lee Norris) Halls, both of Guelph. Loving grandmother of Robert and Christine. Great-grandmother of Grace. Predeceased by her sisters, Marjorie Bailey, Margaret Coburn, Annie Stewart, Janet Scott, Mary Gray, Emma Allen, Maude McLean and Iola Grieves. Friends were received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel Tuesday, February 18, 2003 (today) at 1:30 p.m. Spring interment at Crown Cemetery, Puslinch. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre.) Memorial contributions to Westminster-St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 206 Victoria Rd. N., Guelph N1E 5H8 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Donalda Halls in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
HOLLAND, Joseph - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at his home on Saturday, February 8, 2003. Joseph Holland at the age of 80 years. Beloved husband of the late Jean Holland (1987). Dear father of Linda and her husband John Bendo and Allen Holland and his wife Beverley, all of Guelph. Loved grandfather of Laurie Bendo, David Bendo (Carolyn), Shawn and Christopher Holland. Good friend of Evelyn Ostrander. Dear brother of Frank Holland of Guelph and the late Stanley Holland. Joseph was a veteran of the Second World War and a lifetime member of the Col. John McCrae Branch 234 Royal Canadian Legion. A service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. Friends called at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Wednesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
KUDO, Roland Kho - Suddenly, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Sunday, February 16, 2003. Roly Kudo of Owen Sound, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Kathy. Dear father of Ken and his wife Nicole and Don and his wife Caroline, all of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Naomi. Also survived by two sisters, Alice Kudo and Kathleen Merken, both of Montreal and a brother, Jack and his wife Yoshie of Vancouver, B.C. Sadly missed by two nieces and a nephew. Predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Kudo and Joyce Miyagawa. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home (Owen Sound 519-376-3710), for visiting today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Keith Reynolds officiating. Cremation, Flesherton Crematorium. Memorial donations to the Owen Sound YMCA or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.
HOLMES, Peter Jon - The family of Peter Holmes, sadly announces his sudden and unexpected passing, at Guelph General Hospital, on February 14, 2003, at age 57. Peter Jon Holmes, dear husband of Tracey Gordon of Rockwood and loving father of Tara Holmes and her fiance Christian Maguire of Windsor and Ashley Holmes of Rockwood. Loving son of Kathleen (Pinky) and the late Frank (Twitter) Holmes. Brother of Bob and Jane Holmes of Kitchener, Peggy and Pat Graham, Pat and Larry White and Jim and Doreen Holmes, all of Acton. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends were received Sunday 7-9 p.m. and will be received today (Monday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers this evening (Monday) 8:30 p.m at Blue Springs Funeral Home, Acton. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Acton. Interment, Fairview Cemetery, Acton. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society.
McCULLOUGH, Dorothy - At LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home, on Saturday, February 15, 2003, Dorothy at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Clayton McCullough. Loving mother of Crawford McCullough and his wife Irene of Guelph, Bob McCullough and his wife Serena of Lantzville, B.C., Jeanette Bowden and her husband Peter of Collingwood and Randy McCullough and his wife Margie of Guelph. Always remembered by her grandchildren, Lisa, Robert and Shawna, Cindy, Joanne, Cathy, Kim, Randy Jr. and Geordie. Great-grandmother of Jeff, Clinton, Jeanette, Jenny, Travis, Devon, Riley and great-great-grandmother of Dallon, Tyler and Zachery. Predeceased by her sister, Elsie Coleman. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday). Service in the Gilchrist Chapel on Tuesday, February 18 at 3 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
GEAR, Theresa (Morrissey) - Passed away, suddenly, on February 12, 2003, in Victoria, B.C. Mom will be missed by her children, Debra Gear, Kitchener, Bob Gear and his wife Donna, Fergus, Barb Bushell and her husband Paul, Chesley, Doug Morrissey, Victoria B.C., Penny Gibson and her husband Roger, Elora and Peggy Madson and her husband Chris, Victoria B.C. Predeceased by son, David Gear (1984). Loved Grandmother to David Robinson and his wife Sarah, Victoria B.C., Jason Robinson, Waterloo, Adam Gear, Elora, Brandon Gear, Guelph, Abigail, Amanda, Alyssa and Samuel Bushell, Chesley and one great-granddaughter, Brooke Robinson. Dear sister of Sister Eileen Marie, Waterdown, Raymond and Louise Morrissey, Wainfleet, Dan and Evelyn Morrissey, Ajax, Rosann and Mike Mallon, Brampton, Bill and Cathy Morrissey, Fort McMurray, Alta, Frank and Laura Morrissey, Nanaimo, B.C., Neil and Blanche Morrissey, Fergus, Mary Webster, Winnipeg, Man. Theresa was born and raised in Elora, Ont. She raised her family in Fergus and Almonte, Ont. In 1982 she moved to Elmira and in 1984 she moved to Victoria B.C. where she enjoyed the birds and flowers year round. At Theresa's request, there was no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
SHEPPARD, Grace Irene - Previously of Dulwich, England passed away at Guelph General Hospital on February 15, 2003 in her 81st year. Cherished mother of Suzanne and her husband Ray Hollinger. Special grandmother to Leisa Claire and her husband Corey; Stephanie and her husband Peter, Adam and Jessica. Loving great grandmother to Sierra. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Aud and Win. She will be remembered for her love of tennis, reading and chocolates. Heartfelt gratitude and thanks for their caring and kindness to special nurses Kathy and Jess and for the support and kindness of Rev. Nancy Collett. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 11 a.m. with The Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Followed by a reception in the Trillium Room of the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.
RITCHIE, Isaac Logan (Ike) - After a lengthy illness at the Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, February 16, 2003. Ike Ritchie at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Mary (Shortt). Dear brother of Ivy Ritchie of Orangeville, Ileen Reily of Pike Lake, Blanche Widdis of Cambridge and Betty Cunningham of Orangeville. Loved brother-in-law of Elmer Shortt and his wife Ioan of Fergus. Sadly missed by his step-mother Mary Ritchie of Stratford and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Jean Giles (1976) and brother Stewart Ritchie (1993). Mr. Ritchie was a member of the Evergreen Seniors Centre. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, today (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. with The Rev. Andrew Comar officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Trinity United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.