CURTIS, William Allan (Tim) - Peacefully, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur, on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Hilda Curtis (1981). Dear brother of Agnes Holman of Rockwood and John Curtis and his wife Jean of Bolton. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, Harry Curtis and brother-in-law, Joseph Holman. Family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George St., Arthur, on Sunday, April 20, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service auspices Royal Canadian Legion Branch 226, Arthur will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Parish prayers will be said Sunday evening at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. John Roman Catholic Church, Arthur on Monday, April 21, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Father Kevin Cull celebrant. Internment St. John Cemetery, Arthur to follow. Remembrances, in lieu of flowers to St. John Cemetery or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Crawford Funeral Home (519) 848-6872.
CAMPBELL, Wilma Hadden (nee Jackson) - Peacefully, with her family around her, at The Elliott Home, Sunday, March 23, 2003, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Garfield Ritchie (1968) and the late Daniel Campbell (1982). Loved mother of Wilma (Stan) Kobylnik and Marlene (Ken) Howie, all of Guelph, the late Garfield Ritchie, the late Joan Ritchie and the late Harold Ritchie. Loving grandmother of Cynthia (Lawrie) Kobylnik-Smith, Wayne (Michelle) Kobylnik, Shelley (Brian) Gordon and Debbie (Rob) Pavan. Great-grandmother of Shawn, Philip, Lindsay, Kristina, Owen, Bianca and Giulia. Dear sister of Hazel Morrell. Predeceased by sisters, Gladys, Edna, Lilla, Grace and Mabel. Friends were received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. John Borthwick officiating. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to The Elliott Home or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Wilma Campbell in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
JONES, Arthur - Mr. Arthur Allerston Jones, peacefully at Cedarcroft Place, Stratford on April 4, 2003. Arthur, a professional engineer, was born October 4, 1919 and educated in Yorkshire, England. He attained the rank of Captain in the British Army as a Radar and radio specialist in the Second World War. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1967 and became General Manager at Beatty's in Fergus and CAMCO in London, Ontario until retirement in 1988. Predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Audrey Margaret nee Bond-Andrews and grandson, Kevin Fairfull. Arthur is survived by his children, Susan and her husband Leslie Richards, Richard and his wife Rebecca Jones and Marilyn and her husband Wayne Fairfull; grandchildren, Stephanie and Ted Niescier, Morgand Richards, Evan Richards, Cohn Jones, Alyssa Jones, Alexandra Jones, Tristan Jones, Megan Fairfull; great-grandson, Austin Schill-Richards and his beloved dog, Mackie. Relatives in England include his sister, Betty Wilkinson and nieces, Ann France and Margaret Chambers. A devoted husband and father, Arthur was an avid ham radio operator and photographer with a flair for dry humour and down-to-earth advice. Papa is already greatly missed. Semper una - always together. His wish was for cremation and no funeral service. Friends are invited to commemorate his life on Friday, April 11, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. at his house, 14 Sprucehaven Court in the Village by the Arboretum, Stone Road Guelph. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and can be made through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford.
ARABIA, Gaetano - Respected by many, Gaetano, passed away, in Milano, Italy on March 10, 2003, at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Maria Guzzo (1983). Loving father of Antonio Arabia and his wife Maria, Maria Montesanti and husband Giuseppe of Guelph, Anna Signorini and husband Franco, Gloria Mancusi and husband Pasquale all of Italy. Forever cherished by his eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his younger brother Francesco of Italy and many other family and friends. A Mass will be held in Gaetano's memory on April 2nd, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Church Of Our Lady in Guelph.
COOK, James (Jim) Merrit - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jim, on Wednesday, April 2, 2003, in his 74th year, at Guelph General Hospital. Jim was the youngest son of the late Charles Thorne (June 29, 1963) and Rosette Marie Cook (nee Stuckey) (October 24, 1980). He was born on July 21, 1929 in Three Hills, Alberta and farmed with his father on the Cook family farm which was located at RR 1, Puslinch, on the side road between the villages of Morriston and Puslinch. Jim worked for 21 years at the United Co-op in Guelph and retired in 1990. He loved playing baseball, hunting and fishing. Jim also loved to dance and was an enthusiastic card player, joining many different organizations so that he could play euchre up to four nights a week. He enjoyed travelling and had fond memories of trips to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba and Alaska. He was also a longtime volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and a Red Cross blood donor. His family wishes to express their thanks to his many friends who were part of his everyday life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Jim was father of Laurie Walsh and is survived by sisters, Bernice Jamieson of Guelph and Bessie Cordiner of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Predeceased by his sister, Corrine Porter (November 24, 1992) and brother, Charlie Cook (August 11, 1994). He will always be remembered by nieces, Marilyn Callaghan of Guelph and Sandra Newberry of Cleveland, Ohio and nephews, Gary Cook of London, Dennis James Michael Jamieson, Paul Jamieson and Rick Jamieson, all of Guelph, John Porter of Plymouth, Michigan, Alex and Ralph Cordiner of Massachusetts, as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by one nephew, the late David Jamieson Jr. (August 2, 1981). Arrangements are entrusted to Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. Interment of cremated remains, Crown Cemetery, Puslinch. If desired, friends so wishing may make donations in memory of Jim to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Cards are available at the funeral home or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Condolences may be sent to the family care of Paul Jamieson, 5692 Wellington Rd. 7, RR 5, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1H 6J2
PEGLAR (Blenkin), Frances Ethel May - Passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Lapointe-Fisher Nursing Home, Guelph, ON, at the age of 91. Born in Dunbarton, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie Blenkin. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Rev. Bruce A. Peglar, CD BA, RCN. She is survived by her children, Dr. Murray Peglar (Juanita) of Langley, BC, Ann Rodger (George) of Halifax, NS and Barbara Hasan (Ron) of London, ON. Loving grandmother to Bruce, Murray, Peter, David and Adrienne. Dear sister-in-law of Verva C. Peglar of Toronto. She will be remembered for the constant joy she showed with everything she did and everyone she met. She was a Honourary Member of the Edward Johnson Chapter of the IODE, a member of St. James' Anglican Church (Fergus) and St. George's Anglican Church (Guelph) Womens Auxiliary, an avid bridge player and pianist. She took great delight in her friends in her quilting, craft, and exercise groups. She was a faithful accompanist and partner in Bruce's 50 year ministry. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Monday 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church (Kirk Chapel), 99 Woolwich St., Guelph, Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at 1:30 p.m., with the Ven. Archdeacon Thomas M. Greene officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 204-21 Surrey St. W., Guelph N1H 3R3 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Ethel Peglar in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
WILSON, William Benjamin (Ben) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, Wednesday, April 16, 2003, in his 89th year. Best friend and loving husband of Elsie Jean (nee Allison) for 63 years. Dearest father of Carman G. (Janice) Wilson of Edmonton, AB; Wane B. (Marianne) Wilson of Milton, Gary W. Wilson of Mississauga and Allister G. (Joanne) Wilson of Elora. World's best grandpa to Rhonda (Larry) Russell, Robert (Shelley) Wilson, Jason, Deana, Michael, Justin and Kelly Wilson. Great grandfather of Jeremy, Sarah, Nicki, Gregory and Carol Anne. Brother of Melrose Longley of Ottawa and the late Harold C. Wilson. Brother-in-law of Mona Wilson and Lois Allison of Orillia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents, William R. and Mabel F. (nee Spinks) Wilson; a grandson; and the Allison family in-laws. Ben devoted his life to his family and friends and was a longtime member of the Eden Mills Presbyterian Church. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Monday, April 21, 2003, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Linda Paquette officiating. Interment Eden Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4A-214 Speedvale Ave., W., Guelph, N1H 1C4 or Eden Mills Presbyterian Church, c/o J. Ramsay, Treasurer, RR 4 Rockwood, ON, N0B 2K0 would be gratefully appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Benjamin Wilson in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
STITT, Patricia (nee Buell) - Peacefully, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, on Friday April 18, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dear wife of Robert of 59 years. Missed by her sisters, Mrs. Rita Toelson of British Columbia, Mrs. Mary White of Murray River, P.E.I.; her brothers, Milton Buell of Charlottetown, P.E.I. and Milburn Buell of Cambridge. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus, on Monday, April 21, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held from Bethel Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. Private interment in Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice as expressions of sympathy. Cards are available at the funeral home, 843-3100.
REINER, Geraldine R. - Passed away, at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, on Friday, April 18, 2003, Geraldine R. (nee Zuber) Scott Reiner, in her 94th year, was the beloved wife of the late Walter R.E. Reiner (July 25, 1989). She was the dear mother of Robert B. Scott of Flesherton and George A. Scott of Toronto and step- mother of Martha Elliott of Guelph. Geraldine is fondly remembered by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Colette Wyllie and Ida Zollner and two brothers, Joseph and Edgar Zuber. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Monday, April 21, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Geraldine will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Church of Our Lady, 28 Norfolk St. Guelph, on Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at 10 a.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
CRAWFORD, Kenneth - At Guelph General Hospital, on Monday, April 21, 2003. Kenneth Crawford, in his 69th year, was the loving partner of Eleanor Wilson of Guelph. He was the dear brother of Florence Ferguson and her husband Ralph of New Liskeard, Dorothy Michleon and her husband Edward, Jane Trento, Alec Crawford and his wife Marilyn, Rob Crawford and his wife Evelyn and Joan Peer, all of Guelph. Predeceased by two brothers, Bill and Jim and by one sister, Evelyn. Private cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, 822-4731)
GARLAND, May - Entered into rest peacfully, at Ross Memorial Hospital, in Lindsay, on Monday, April 7, 2003. May Garland, in her 87th year, was the beloved wife of John Garland. Loving mother of Robert and his wife Sheila of Oakwood, Frank of Ottawa, Rose and her husband Alfonso Castillo of Peterborough, George of Guelph, Dennis of Oakwood, Basil and his wife Corinne of Whitby and Patricia Garland-Hickey and her husband Philip Hickey of Omemee. Predeceased by her son, John. Dear mother-in-law of Carol Garland of Lindsay. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Gregory Garland and his wife Teresa, Christopher Garland and his wife Shelley, Robert Garland and his wife Tanya, Matthew Garland, Cecilia, Alberto and Gerardo Castillo, Emma Garland, Michael, Thomas and Carrington Hickey and by her great-grandchildren, Ashley, Brennan, Ruth, Jack, Nicholas and Marc. Dear sister of Bill and his wife Anne Featherstone of Pickering and Dorothy and her husband Mike Smith of Willowdale. Predeceased by Eileen Kennedy, Margaret Garland, Anthony, Jack and Jim Featherstone. Friends are invited to call at the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill St., Lindsay K9V 2L1 (Toll Free 1-877-427-8434) today (Tuesday) from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christain Burial from St. Mary's Church in Lindsay on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Lindsay. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations to St. Mary's Church Restoration Fund or Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.