Linda Diane George
August 3rd, 2007
After an amazingly valiant 10-year struggle with breast cancer, Linda passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2007.
Linda lived life to the fullest and she left this world a better place. After a 35-year career at the TD bank in the systems department, she enjoyed her retirement to the maximum. Linda was an intrepid traveller, a gourmet chef, and the best party host ever.
Her legacy will be the many friends she has brought together who were there for her over the past 10 years, especially the last four months.
She will be dearly missed by her mother Violet (predeceased by her father Bill), her sister Faye, niece Joni (Glen), nephew Beau, great-nephews Regan and Taylor, stepchildren Sam and Craig (Lisa), and granddaughters Charlie and Ed. Linda would have wanted to thank the incredible caregivers at St. Mike’s Hospital, on the second and fourth floors of the Queen Wing.
Cremation has taken place. A service, followed by a celebration of her life, was held at Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club on Friday, July 27.
Linda raised over $30,000 for breast cancer research and therefore, in her memory and in lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.
She will be very deeply missed by all who knew her. See you in heaven, ciao Linda.
Manuel Da Silva
August 3rd, 2007
Mr. Manuel Sousa Da Silva of Listowel passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday, July 23, 2007 at the age of 91.
Manuel was the beloved husband of Rita (Dutra) Da Silva; and dear father of Manuel Jr. and Mary Da Silva of Arthur, Rosa and Antonio Pires of the Azores, Rita and Mateus Evangelho of Listowel, Gabriela and John Ventura of Listowel, John Da Silva of Listowel, and Lucy and David Diniz of Windham Centre. He was the grandfather of Tony and Dina Pires, Rosemary and Jason Pires, Gilbert and Carla Evangelho, Andrea and Andrew Godfried, John Paul Ventura, Mark Ventura, Anthony Scott Da Silva, Jason Diniz, Lindsay Diniz, Sarah Diniz, and David Diniz; great-grandfather of Tiago Pires, Ana Filipa Pires, Natalie Evangelho, and Nicholas Evangelho; and brother of Jose Coelho and Antonio Coelho, both of the Azores.
Manuel was predeceased by his son Antonio Da Silva, his brothers João Coelho and Francisco Coelho, and his sisters Maria Dinis and Francisca Dinis.
Visitation was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Thursday, July 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 1:30 p.m.
The mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Joseph´s Roman Catholic Church, Listowel on Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. with Father John Johnson officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
October 10th, 2007
Marion Ella (Fuller) Gibson passed away at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at the age of 93. Marion was the wife of the late Colin Gibson (1988); loving mother of Paula Blagrave (Kerry) of Listowel and Marsha Gibson (Doug Weldon) of Guelph; and loving grandmother of Tara Blagrave (Ted Sills) of Stratford and Tim Blagrave (Ashley Miller) of Listowel. She was the dear sister of Ross Fuller of London, (the late Shirley Fuller), and the late Bill Fuller (Gladys Fuller), Jean and Elizabeth; and sister-in-law of Marjorie Gibson of Waterdown, and the late Joe (Udell) Gibson. She will be sadly missed by her friends, Jim, Lou, Jamie and Jodie Baker and Myrtle Davies, all of Guelph and several nieces and great-nieces and nephews. Marion was an avid pianist and enjoyed singing in the St. George’s choir. She was a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre, Guelph Wellington Association for Community Living and was a member of the IODE. Marion will be remembered as a very stylish dresser, who enjoyed shopping, travelling, laughing, eating candy, dressing up and being with her family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Davis and the staff of Riverside Glen for her care. Family interment took place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. A memorial service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Derek Anderson officiating. Memorial contributions to the St. George’s Anglican Church Restoration Fund, Canadian Diabetes Association or ARC Industries would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel – McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, Guelph (519-824-0031).
August 3rd, 2007
Mrs. Nora (Groves) Cole, formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Trinity Village Nursing Home, Kitchener on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at the age of 92.
Nora was the beloved wife of Chester Cole; dear mother of Shirley and Paul Krotz of New Hamburg, and Ruth Ann and Robert Werth of Kitchener; grandmother of Kevin Krotz and his friend Sue of Guelph, Leanne and Jim Snider of New Hamburg, and Michelle and Greg Schmid of Cambridge; and great-grandmother of Ashley, Amanda, Brittany, Joshua, Lauren, and Eric. She was the sister of Ada Martin of Brantford, Alice and Bob Adair of Malton, Ruth and George Seehaver of Listowel, and May Leonard of Brantford.
Nora was predeceased by her brothers Harry, Harold, Fred, Mike, and George, and her sisters Florence Sever, Lillian May, and Elsie Alderman.
A private funeral service was held at Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Thursday, July 26; Rev. Steven Cox officiated. Following cremation, interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
Memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.
July 26th, 2007
Mr. Douglas Monahan Garrison of Listowel was called home to be with his heavenly father on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at Caressant Care, Listowel at the age of 91.
Doug was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Garrison; father of Bryan Garrison of Brampton, Rev. Ron and Heather Garrison of London, Karmen and Sue Garrison of Glencoe, Dawna and Gord Perry of Dorking, and Tim and Carla Garrison of Brampton; and he also will be remembered by his 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Lillian McLean and her husband Hector of Cape Breton, N.S.
Doug was predeceased by his son Terry Garrison and infant son Rodney Garrison, his daughter-in-law Irene Garrison, his sister Audrey Boyle, and his brothers Edwin Garrison and Ken Garrison.
Doug was born in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia, and served his country during the Second World War, whereafter he learned the mechanical trade. Moving to Ontario, he continued to be an example to his family through his work ethic, and through his devotion to them and to his Lord, Jesus Christ.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, where the funeral service was held on Thursday, July 19. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
Memorial donations to Mission Partners International would be appreciated.
July 26th, 2007
Douglas Beale passed away peacefully at Trenton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at the age of 76.
Douglas was the beloved husband of the late Shirley Beale (nee Steenburg); dear father of Mark Beale of Ajax, and Brad and Nancy Beale of Listowel; loving grandpa and pal of Jacob, Chloe, Josh and Emma; and the dear friend and companion of Joan Graham.
He was the brother-in-law of Jim and Diane Steenburg of Trenton, and uncle of Adam, Kevin, Kate, Anna, Ron, Janice, Joanne and Sondra.
Douglas was predeceased by his siblings, Ed and Lena Beale, Myrt and Bob Shroeder, Jim Beale, Percy (Tid) and Pat Beale, Thelma and Joe Chartrand and Bob and Helen Beale.
The family received friends at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, Trenton on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service was held at Christ Church, Glen Miller on Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m. with the Ven. James McShane officiating. Interment was in St. George’s Cemetery, Trenton.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Christ Church, Glen Miller building fund would be appreciated by the family.
July 26th, 2007
Gerry Voskamp of Atwood peacefully went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at Listowel Memorial Hospital at the age of 71. She was born in The Netherlands, a daughter of the late Gijsbert and Gerritje (van de Kraats) van der Hoef.
Gerry was the beloved wife of John Voskamp, whom she married in 1956. She was the loving mother of Bert and Diane of Atwood and their children Dorothy, Delicia, Matthew, Monica and Joy; Geraldine and Peter Valkenburg of Markham and their children Benjamin, Anna-Ruth, David-John and Timothy; Wilma Voskamp of Toronto; Marian and Michael VanVeen of Bluevale and their children Jonathan, Mary Beth, Jenette, Andrew and Zachary; Henry and Lynn of Tiverton and their children Alex, Zoe, Katie and Benjamin; John and Tiffany of Atwood and their son Sawyer; Darryl and Ann of Kurtzville and their children Caleb, Joshua, Hope, Levi, Malakai and Shalom; and was the special great-grandma of Joshua, Katrina, Aaron, Josiah, Abigail and Micah. Gerry will also be remembered by two brothers, five sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sons Erick and John Arthur, grandsons Dietrich and Austin, great-granddaughter Rebecca, two sisters and one brother.
Gerry’s family invited relatives and friends to share their memories at Peebles Funeral Home, Atwood, on Tuesday, July 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Listowel on Wednesday, (today) July 25 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Child Evangelism Fellowship or New Tribes Mission of Canada would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-356-2382.