GREIN, Herb -Of Guelph, passed away, atGuelph General Hospital, Monday, March 17, 2003, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Ruby (nee Priebe). Loved father of David Grein and Kathryn (Peter) Appelman. Dear brother of Arnold Grein, Erna Kupferscmidt, Vera Leeson, Doreen (Bruce) Sachs, Betty Grein and the late Harold, Norvay and Leonard Grein. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph,today(Wednesday) (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 Silvercreek Pkwy. N. Guelph, Thursday, March 20, 2003, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Jon R. Fogleman, Pastor officiating. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau. (Reception to follow at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall). Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4A-214 Speedvale Ave. W., Guelph N1H 1C4 or 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 Herb Grein in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph, Arboretum. Dedication service Sunday, September 21, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
GRAHAM, Dr. Bruce Allan -Passed away, peacefully, on Sunday, March 16, 2003, surrounded by family and dear friends. Born on August 27, 1938, in Menzies, Western Australia, Bruce completed his Undergraduate Degreeat the University of Western Australia, Perth and then moved to Edmonton, Alta., where he completed his Graduate Studies at theUniversity of Alberta in Organic Chemistry. He was a resident of Guelph for the past thirty-five years. Bruce's spirit will live on with his wife of thirty-eight years, Karin; his daughter, Christina and his son-in-law, Roy; as well as with colleagues at Crompton Co., and his many friends. Bruce is also survived by his mother, Ivy; his brothers, William and Neil and his sister, Ruth who, with their families, live in Australia. A man of great integrity, quick wit, and a gentle nature, Bruce will be missed by all. Visitation washeld at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Tuesday, March 18, 2003from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Cutten Club, 190 College Ave. E., Guelph, on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 7 p.m. Donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.
HARRISON, Donald Joseph - A beloved husband, a treasured father, and a wonderful grandfather, Donald Harrison, passed away peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, March 23, 2003, the day before his 71st birthday, with his family by his bedside. He was the beloved husband of Mary-Jane (nee Whetstone) for fifty years and was the cherished father of Bill (fiancee Sheri Bursey), Jim (Judy), all of Guelph and Susan (Bill de Vries) of Port Elgin and much loved grandfather of Natasha, April, Cache, Heather, Michelle, Matthew, Johnny-Luke, Sarah-Jane, Tammy, Josh, Nicole and Jason and the great-grandfather of Damon. He is predeceased by his daughter, Sandra Harrison-DeVries (1991) and by his parents, Leonard and Helen (nee Hanley) Harrison. Donald operated the family business, Harrison Motors, in Guelph, with his father, from a young age until 1972, when he took on other ventures in Port Elgin, eventually leading him back to Guelph, where he served and later retired as a bus driver for the Wellington County Board of Education. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Royal Canadian Legion, McCrae Branch 234, and the Red Chevron Club, where he was able to enjoy the friendship of his fellow comrades, perfecting his card-playing skills, which he loved to do. He will be sadly missed by all. The family will receive friends at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St N., Guelph, on Wednesday, March 26 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Don will be held at the funeral home this evening (Wednesday) at 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Church of Our Lady, 28 Norfolk St., Guelph on Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Church of Our Lady Building Fund would be appreciated by the family
COX, Gordon O. - Passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Monday, March 24, 2003, in his 79th year. Gordon served his country in the Second World War as a member of the RHLI from 1943-1945 and was past vice president and past president of the RCL Branch No. 275 Fergus. Gordon was also an iron worker for many years and loved his farming in Erin and Eramosa townships. Loved by his wife Olive of 55 years. Missed by his children, Bill of Fergus, Gary and his wife Connie of Hillsburgh, Ken and his wife Brenda of Guelph, Gerald and his wife Diane of Fergus, Ted and his wife Joyce of Eramosa, Doug and his wife Joanne of Inverhaugh, Pauline Roadknight and her husband Glen of RR 3 Arthur, John and his wife Helen of West Luther township and Brian and his wife Lorrie of Whitehorse. Grandpa is also missed by his 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Survived by his brothers, Percy of RR 2 Acton, Jim and his wife Olga of Alberta, Albert and his wife Doris of RR 2 Acton, Fred and his wife Helen of Hillsburgh and his sister, Helena Giilck and her husband Carl of Wiarton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, William and Berthine. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus, Wednesday, March 26 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Speedside United Church, RR 5 Rockwood, Rev. Wendy McFadzean officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Speedside United Church as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-843-3100.
VERI, John James - At his home, on Tuesday, March 25, 2003. John J. Veri, in his 80th year, beloved husband of Ruth E. (Bortz) Veri. Dear father of Lynda Montesanti and her friend and caregiver Jack Reinhart, Patricia and her husband Barry Milner, all of Guelph and Michael of Elmira. Dear brother of Theresa and her husband Louis Baldasso, Victoria O'Donnell, Jeanette Gamble and the late Mary Stevenson, Grace Lucchetta, Susan Wise, Joseph, William, Frank and Celia Lavenuik. Survived by seven grandchildren, Shannon, Monica, Michael, Tonia, Melissa, Jessica, Christina and five great-grandchildren, Brody, Tanner, Johnny, Louis and Emma. Predeceased by a granddaughter, Maria Lisa. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A vigil for John will be today (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 28, 2003 at Church of Our Lady, Guelph at 12 p.m. Entombment at Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Grand River Dialysis Centre would be appreciated by the family.
SCHNEIDER, Vera Stella (nee Mocon) - Passed away, at Guelph General Hospital, Monday, March 24, 2003, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Leonard E. Schneider of 216 Alma St., Rockwood. Loved mother of Helen Hanson and her husband Fred, Lois Batchellor, both of RR 3, Guelph, Bill Schneider and his wife Nancy of 215 Rue Sherbrooke, Coaticook, Quebec and Dorothy Menzies and her husband David of RR 2, Listowel. Predeceased by one son-in-law, Hilton Batchellor. Dear grandmother of Mike, Laurie (Archdekin) and Doug Hanson, Allan, Sharon and Lisa Batchellor, James Schneider and Ron Menzies. Predeceased by one granddaughter, Maria Campbell (nee Menzies). Loved great-grandmother of Matthew, Devin, Joseph and Spencer. Survived by two sisters, Bernice Sitarski of St. Catharines and Edna Psutka of Nepean and one sister-in-law, Kay Mocon of Brampton (Huttonville) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters, Helen Wosik and Margaret Nowak, both of Toronto and two brothers, Fred and Jim Mocon, both of Brampton (Huttonville). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 3 p.m. at the Acton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Main St. N. (Hwy. 25 North). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Acton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. There will be no visitation. (Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Rockwood).
MORRISON, Irene - Peacefully, at Guelph General Hospital, on Wednesday, March 26, 2003. Irene Morrison, in her 97th year, beloved wife of the late Charles Morrison (1973). Loving mother of Gerry and Helen of Guelph and the late Joseph (1983). Dear grandmother of seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers, sister and one granddaughter. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A vigil for Irene will be held today (Friday) at 3:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at Church of our Lady at 10 a.m. Interment at Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Church of our Lady Restoration Fund or the Drop In Centre would be appreciated by the family.
MORETTI, Americo "Ricky" - Peacefully, on Monday, March 31, 2003, at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, with Adele, his wife at his side. Americo Moretti, in his 66th year, was the beloved husband for 39 years, to Adele (Caravaggio) Moretti of Guelph. Loving father of Tony (Valerie), Luisa and Linda and her husband Neil Campbell, all of Guelph. Brother of Nicoletta and her husband Eusebio Marino and Aldo Moretti, all of Guelph. Son-in-law of Lucia Caravaggio and brother-in-law of Diego Caravaggio (Natasha), all of Italy. Predeceased by his parents, Gennaro (1994) and Luisetta (2002) Moretti and his father-in-law, Antonio Caravaggio (2003) and his grandson, Alexander Campbell (February 9, 2003). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Ricky was cared for and comforted by the nurses and staff of Apple Blossom Lane at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St., N., Guelph, where the family will receive family and friends today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Americo will take place tonight at 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
BRAUN, John Robert "Jack" - Passed away, at the Guelph General Hospital, on Tuesday, March 25, 2003. Jack Braun, age 74, was the beloved husband of the late Muriel "Pip" (nee Selby) (2000). He was the dear father of Barbara and Steve Lefneski and Loraine Vanderkop, all of Guelph, Jerry and Nancy of Campbell River, BC, David and Sue of Ottawa, Emma and John Reynolds of Guelph and Glen and Zoe Archer of Kenora. Jack was the loved "Poppy" of Angela, Melissa, Stephen, Jason, Kelsie, Liam, Shannon, Derrian and Erin and great-grandfather of Ashley, Jade and William (Willy). He was the much loved brother of Audrey and her husband Neil Eby of Brantford. Rested at the Gilbert Maclntyre & Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph. Private cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
WILSON, Herb - Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Monday, March 31, 2003, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Fergus, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Callie. Loving father of Murray of New Zealand, Robert of Guelph, William Fitzpatrick and his wife Jean of Guelph and Judy Vince and her husband Vern of Fergus. Devoted grandfather of Daniel, Tania, Callie and Shelley. Dear great-grandfather of Rebecca and John. Brother of Harold and his wife Anne of Kitchener. Predeceased by his sister, Verla. Herb who was a dedicated Elora resident, will be sadly missed by many friends. Visitation will be held at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 37 Church St., Elora on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora on Thursday at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society Canada or the Caressant Care Nursing Home.
LUMSDEN, Margaret Ramsey Duncan - On Sunday, March 30, 2003, in her 78th year, Margaret slipped quietly away, surrounded by family and friends, at the Guelph General Hospital, after a short illness. She is predeceased by her brother, James Duncan Lumsden (1997) and sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Drone (1989) and Mary Allan MacDougall (1987). She is the loved aunt of Allan MacDougall, Myra Miller and her husband Ian, all of Scotland and Heather Haake and her husband Fred of Nelson, B.C. Always remembered by great-nieces, Sarah, Megan and Josephine and great-nephews, Paul, Kelly, Steffan, David and Matthew. Margaret was born on March 18, 1926 at Whitefield in Freuchie, Scotland and came to Canada in 1968. Margaret worked for 16 years at the Homewood Health Centre, retiring in 1991. Margaret was a longtime resident of the Woodlawn Towers and had many friends there. The family wishes to thank Margaret's dear friends, Kathy and Steve Kavalek and Ron Humphries for their loving care. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday). Complete Service in the Chapel on Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Thomas J. Kay officiating. Family flowers only. Friends so wishing may make donations in memory of Margaret to the Parkinson Society Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to Heather Haake, 6548 Sproule Creek Road, Nelson, B.C., Canada, V1L 6Y1, email firstname.lastname@example.org and or to Myra Miller, Paddy School House, Padanaram, Forfar, Scotland, DD8 1PX.