WRAY, Ruth - After a short illness, on February 13, 2003, at Guelph General Hospital, Ruth Wray, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Wray (1960). Loving mother of Kenneth and his wife Carolyn of Winnipeg, Helen and her husband Gregory Baran of Hamilton, Geraldine and her husband Terrance Conroy of Cobalt and predeceased by daughter, Joan Barrett (2000). Dear grandma of David Wray (Denise), Laureen Bonneteau (Sean), Robert Wray (Marlene), Dineen Baran (Stuart), Gregory Baran (Joanne), Terrance Conroy (Elsa), Kristal Conroy (Claudio), Heidi Morton (Kevin), Shannin Beal (Paul), and Amy Fischer. Also survived by many great-grandchildren. Will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Survived by her sister-in-law, Fay Evans of Guelph. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Annie Deans, June, Jessie, Helen, Stewart, Daniel and Arthur Evans. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage Ave., (between Mohawk and Fennell) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
FORD, James Frederick (Jim) - (Longtime employee City of Guelph and Waverley Lodge No. 361). At Guelph General Hospital, on Thursday, February 13, 2003. Jim Ford, in his 74th year, beloved son of the late Frederick and Sadie Ford. Dear cousin of Ralph Webster of Brampton. Dear friend of David and Sandra Kennedy, John and Donna Kentner, all of Guelph and David Parsons of Woodstock. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph (Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.) where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday morning, February 17 at 11 o'clock, with the Rev. John Borthwich of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
YOUNG, Hugh Maurice - (June 25, 1913-February 13, 2003). Maurie passed away, peacefully, at The Elliot, Guelph. He was predeceased by Bonnie (January 1966) and Gladys (July 2001). He was the sole survivor of his family of three sisters and one brother and his parents, Caroline and David. He will be missed by his daughter, Suzanne (Bill) Dunlop of Guelph and son, Brad of Huntsville, by his grandchildren, Cindy (Ian) Kirkpatrick of Barrie, Brett (Robin) Dunlop of Markdale, Tanya (Mark) Egan of Niagara Falls and Kary (Steve) Jackson of San Diego, CA and by six great-grandchildren. Maurie will be remembered by his niece, Adair (Kendall) Hanna and two nephews, Jim (Yoli) Scott and Bill (Donna) Scott, all of Guelph. Maurie was born in Orangeville and moved with his family to Guelph around 1925. He was an accomplished athlete, playing football, hockey and his real love, lacrosse. Maurie played for Mimico, Fergus Thistles and the Hamilton Tigers, who won the Mann Cup symbolizing the Canadian Championship in 1933 at New Westminster, B.C. After his successful professional lacrosse career, he coached several teams. During the Second World War, because of a reoccurring back injury, Maurie was ineligible for active duty, but he was a member of the Toronto Irish Regiment Reserve. He was a member of the Guelph Artillery Association. Maurie was an active member of the Guelph Curling Club and later, he presented prizes to the winners of the Bonnie Young Memorial Trophy at the Guelph Country and Curling Club. He was also a member of the Cutten Club. Maurie worked, for over 25 years, for the Canadian Carborundum Company of Niagara Falls, first in the sales department and then, with the sales supervisory staff. Friends may call at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, today (Tuesday 7-9 p.m.). Private family service. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Guelph Wellington would be appreciated by the family.
ALLEN, Edna Nancy - Of Guelph, previously Exeter, England, much loved grandmother of Mark and Paul Nicholson of Guelph, Roger (Pauline) and Ben (Fiona) Cannon of England and two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Elyse. Nancy passed away peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, on Friday, February 14, 2003, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband, Edwin (Ted) (1994), daughters, Jean Cannon (1986), Sibley Nicholson (1992) and son-in-law, John Nicholson (1992). Fondly remembered by Pat and Eileen Cannon of Spain, Barb and Eric Holmes, Jim and Anne Ashman, Scott and David Ashman, the Lovett family of Ayr and many friends, including those at The Ellridge and in the Women's Institute. She emigrated to give support to her young grandsons and saw her duty through in so many exemplary ways. She will live in memory as a model of courage, caring, compassion, energy and dignity. The family will receive friends at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N, Guelph, on Sunday, February 16, 2003 from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place on Sunday in the funeral home chapel at 1:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
JOYCE, Mary "Edith" Eleanor (Ford) - Peacefully, at Milton District Hospital, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, Edith Joyce, in her 97th year. Wife of the late Finlay Joyce (1957). Loving mother and best friend of Don (Edna) Joyce, Bob (Evelyn) Joyce and Eleanor (Roy) Bousfield. Loving grandmother of Stephen (Kim), Brian (Kathy), Ronald, Leeann (Dennis), David (Pam), Bill (Jeannie), Paul, Susan (Les), Joy (Barry) and great-grandmother of Rachelle, Dylan, Graham, Nicole, Ashley, Mandy, Corey, Janine, Amy, Matthew, Michael, Candice, Holly, Sara and Evan. Cherished sister of Ada McCann and Alfred Ford. Predeceased by brothers, Jack and Ralph Ford. Lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law, Ruth (Jack) and Mildred (Ralph) Ford. Friends will be received at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James St., Milton, (905) 878-2669 on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. from Boston Presbyterian Church. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Boston Presbyterian Church Organ Fund would be appreciated by the family.
LINSAY, Grace Laura (Evans) RN - Peacefully and with dignity, in her 91st year, into the arms of Jesus, at her home in Guelph, on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003. Much loved mother of Lloyd and Carol Lindsay and Laura Burt of Guelph; beloved grandmother of Beverly and Ken Borman, Michelle and Chad Menhennet, Anna Graham, Vanessa and John Lindsay-Botten and Kathy Burt; great-grandmother to David Graham, Shauna Borman-Graham, Skylar Graham and Mariella Lindsay-Botten; sister-in-law of Marion Evans; great friend of Jean Grierson, Allie Lindal, Ruth Apostolides and Lew Curley. Former Nursing Instructor at Brantford General Hospital and longstanding member of the Brantford General Hospital Nurses' Alumnus. Special friend of Molly. Sadly missed by the many nieces and nephews of the Craig and Evans Families. Grace has gone to reunite with her family, Harry and Laura Evans, George Evans, Ruth, Trevor, David and Mark Craig; her great friends Frances Bartle and Connie Pearce and her beloved Tammy. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Hill & Robinson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 30 Nelson St., Brantford, (519) 752-2543. A funeral service will be held at the same location on Monday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Farringdon Burial Ground in Brantford. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Gideon Bible Society, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto's Covenant House would be much appreciated. "I walk in reflection of the completed lesson and I choose to move forward. I am at peace".
ARCHER, Kathleen May - At The Ellington, on Monday, February 17, 2003. May (Wallace) Archer, age 96 years, beloved wife of the late Cyril Archer (1995). Dear aunt of Albert James and his wife Eleanor and family of Kirkland Lake. Dear sister of the late Edith James and her late husband Albert and the late William Wallace and his late wife Jessie. Dear friend of Don and Lesley LeDrew and family. May will be lovingly remembered by the residents and staff of The Ellington. Rested at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph Wednesday (7-9 p.m.) where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday afternoon, February 20 (today) at 1:30 o'clock with Archdeacon Thomas M. Greene of St. George's Anglican Church officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. George's Anglican Church or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.
TAYLOR, Robin Keith - Suddenly, at his residence, on Tuesday, February 18, 2003, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of the late Joyce Taylor. Loving father of Mark (Chris) and Beverly Dowdy (Charlie). Cherished grandfather of Kayla and Jessica Dowdy. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (621-1650) www.funeralscanada.com on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow. In memory of Robin, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
SMYLIE, Audrey Margaret (nee Akhurst) - Passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, Tuesday, February 18, 2003. Beloved wife of the late Donald H. Smylie (2001). Proud and loving mother of Heather (Colin) McEwen of Didsbury, Alta., Scott (Dianne) Smylie of Canmore, Alta., Diane Smylie of Toronto and the late Jeffrey Smylie (1989). Caring and devoted grandmother of Josh, Rachel and Dan and Jeffrey. Dear aunt of Gary (Cheryl) Thomas and their daughter Stacey, Julie (Les) Stribbell and their children Christopher and Jennifer, Cam Thomas and his daughter Andrea. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews. Dear lifelong friend of Chris Hanson and Hazel Scott. Predeceased by her parents, Frederick G. and E. Evelyn (nee Moore) Akhurst and sister Kathleen (Jack) Thomas. Cremation followed by inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Thursday (today) 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph, Friday, February 21, 2003 at 11 a.m. (Reception to follow in the church hall.) Memorial donations to St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph N1H 3V1 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 21 Surrey St. W., Suite 204, Guelph N1H 3R3 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Audrey Smylie in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
McLARNON, Elizabeth (Lily) - Peacefully at the Avalon Retirement Centre, in Orangeville, on Friday, February 21, 2003. Lily Meikle, of Erin, formerly of Toronto, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick McLarnon (1987). Loving mother of Rick McLarnon and his wife Freddi of Erin; cherished grandma of Kelly Sinclair and her husband Andrew, Jeff and Ryan; great-grandma of Clayton; dear sister of Charlie and Joe Meikle, both of Belfast, Ireland; aunt of Jean Keenan of Belfast and Roy Young of Brampton. Lily will be sadly missed by all her family and friends in both Canada and Ireland. Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin, where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 25th, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jeff Davison officiating. Cremation to follow. Visitation today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
NEATH, Percival Claude "Percy" - Passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, on Saturday, February 22, 2003. Percy Neath at the age of 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Del Neath (George). Dear father of Sharon and her husband Joe Davies and Jeff Neath, all of Guelph and the late Wayne Neath; loving grandfather of Ray Davies and Rick Davies (Martha); great-grandfather of Lauren and Joshua. Sadly missed by his sister-in-law Ev George. Dear brother of Gloria McDonald, Barb and Bill O'Connor, Roger and Wilda Neath, Mac Neath and Bob Neath; brother-in-law of May Neath, Marlene and Ron George. Percy was a veteran of WWII and a member of Col. John McCrae Branch 234 Royal Canadian Legion. Percy was also a member of the Seniors Monday Bowling. A Legion Service will be held in the Chapel this evening (Monday) at 6:45 p.m. 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, February 25, 2003, at 1 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Legion. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Guelph General Hospital Foundation or the Guelph Poppy Trust would be appreciated.
MACHIN, Ann M. (nee Kennedy) - Suddenly at her home in Elora, on Saturday, February 22, 2003, in her 61st year. Loved and missed by her husband Mitch of 25 years. Dear Mum of Michael Boothman of Sudbury and Lesley Machin of Elora; dear sister of Bernard Kennedy and his wife Val of Victoria, Australia, Rita Kavanagh and her husband Andy, Angela McGarry and Maria Brockley and her husband Paul, all of Manchester, England. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Ellen Kennedy. Friends and relatives are invited to a Memorial Service for Ann at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 David St. S., Fergus, on Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at 1 p.m. A reception will be held following the service in the Wellington Room of the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy or the Guelph Humane Society as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-843-3100.