GUYITT, Hilda - At Autumn Wood Nursing Home in Warren, Michigan on Monday May 1st, 2007 Mrs. Hilda Guyitt of Warren Michigan and formerly of Chatham in her 92nd year. Loving daughter of the late Leslie and Leila Gale. Beloved wife of the late John F. Guyitt (1992). Dear aunt of Ken Goth of Tennessee, and Carol Bush of Michigan. Family and friends are invited to the ALEXANDER FUNERAL HOME, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, (519)352-2710 on Saturday May 5th at 11:00 a.m for the funeral service that will be conducted in the chapel with Pastor Jamie Tiffin of Chatham Baptist Church officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider their charity of choice.
Roy “Man“ Haskell
HASKELL, Roy “Man“ - A life long resident of Tilbury East and the Tilbury Manor for the past 13 years. Born April 21, 1924 to Clarence “Mike“ and Delia (Authier). Beloved husband of Jean (Duquette) for 63 years. Loving father of Ron (Darlene), Lorraine, Peggy (Ian), and Gerry (Duane). Loved granddad of Veronica (Dana), Tim, and Sean. Very special great-grandpa to little Jim. Dear brother of Camille “Bus“ (1970) and Eva. Great companion to many furry friends over the years. Roy was a farmer all his life. He was a member of the Merlin Kinsmen for many years and a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #465 Merlin. We will remember Roy with such wonderful memories of the kind, generous and fun-loving guy that he was. We hope that those who knew him will also remember him for same. At the family's request there will be no visitation and a private funeral will be held with Interment at St. Charles Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or Humane Society appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to REAUME FUNERAL HOME, Tilbury 519- 682-0110.
Karen Elaine Witter
WITTER, Karen Elaine - With grace and dignity, after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home with her loving family by her side, on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 in her 51st year, Karen Witter of Port Elgin. Cherished wife of Rob Witter. Loving mother of Meagan and Ryley. Daughter of Wilfred and the late Joyce Lundy of Dutton. Dear sister of Bruce and David Lundy of St. Thomas and Dan Lundy of Dutton. Daughter-in-law of Chuck and Doris Witter. Sadly missed by in-laws Bonnie Ayres, Susan and Kate Lundy, Charlie Witter and Deb Hayward, Tom and Cathy Witter, and Jim and Becky Witter. Friends may call at the W. KENT MILROY PORT ELGIN CHAPEL, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 6th. Funeral service will be conducted in the Port Elgin United Church on Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Gordon Williams officiating. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Aiden Michael Douthwaite
DOUTHWAITE, Aiden Michael - Peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, surrounded by his loving family and friends at the tender age of 4, our sweet angel left us to be in a better place and is finally at rest. Beloved son of Jennifer and Mark, dear brother of Meghan, cherished grandson of Ron and Alice, Claudia and Ray, sweet nephew of Ron and Sheri, Amanda and Scott, Alison and Moira. Aiden's illness was very sudden and unexpected but he was strong and brave and gave a courageous fight. Aiden will be sadly missed by many as his precious smile touched the lives of everyone around him. We pray for him with all our hearts and have peace knowing that he is no longer in pain and finally at rest. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 205 Linwell Road, Tuesday, May 8 at 11am, reception to follow. Aiden, you are forever in our hearts and your memories we will cherish always. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Aiden at www.sickkidsfoundation.com. Arrangements entrusted to PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES (905)682-0474.
SIMPSON, Edward (WWII) - After a brief illness, on Thursday May 3rd, 2007 with his two sons by his side, at the St. Catharines General Hospital, at the age of 83. Loving husband of Kathleen for 58 years. Dear father of Mike, Jim and his wife Trish Simpson. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Kimberly, Jennifer, James and Joshua. Dear brother-in-law of Shirley and Bruce Wagner, Helen and Bruce Muirhead and Marlene Ruth. Uncle of Debbie, Karen and Mark. Also remembered by Bill and Doris Gibbins. Edward was a long time member of Grantham Optimist Club, coaching softball for many years and active with the registration. He was a long time member of First Grantham United Church. Mr. Simpson is resting at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Carlton where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Edward's life will be held at First Grantham United Church on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Memorial remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to Dr. Wayne Gruber, Father Goodwin and all the nurses of the St. Catharines General Hospital.
Gary Keith Stoneman
STONEMAN, Gary Keith - April 6, 1949 - April 23, 2007. Following six difficult weeks in St. Catharines General Hospital, Gary died of cancer on Monday, April 23, 2007. Beloved son of Ina Stoneman and the late Donald (1993). Dear brother of Dennis (2004) and Gail. Survived by his mother, Windsor; his sister Gail Van Nie and her husband Denny Zipp, Acton; his sister-in-law Eileen Keown, Oakville; two nephews and two nieces. Proud uncle of David Van Nie, Toronto; Laura Van Nie, Mississauga; Veronica Stoneman and Charlie Stoneman, both of Oakville. Gary was born and raised in Windsor and was a member of St. Paul's United Church. He was a former Army Cadet Officer at Herman Collegiate and a former Sea Cadet Officer at R.C.S.C.C. Agamemnon. He was a graduate of the Marine Navigation Course at George Brown College, Toronto. He previously served as a Deck Officer for Misener Transportation and currently for Algoma Central Marine. Gary's unexpected death is deeply regretted by his family and also by many close friends. Cremation has taken place.
Gary Edward Symonds
SYMONDS, Gary Edward - (1954-2007) “Good and Kind; Gentle and Fearless“ It is with great heartache that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Gary on Thursday, May 3rd, 2007. He fought a hard battle with cancer, never complaining once of the cards life dealt him. Gary is survived by his wife Debbie, sons Kyle and Evan whom he was so very proud of. Beloved son-in-law of Mary Stefurak who faithfully watched Sunday football and golf with him. Loved brother and friend of Roy (Alicia) and Brad. Much loved nephew- in-law of Jeanne and Walter Luciw. Special cousin and golfing buddy of Greg (Lisa) Symonds, cousins Christine and Ross Davidson, Melanie and Mark Luciw (Nicholas and Sarah). Uncle of Shonna (Tim) Daly, Shane (John) Stefurak, Jennifer, Kimberly, Nathan, Derrick, Tammy, Melanie and Great Uncle of Sierra, Brooklyn and Parker. Longtime friend of Barb and Rick Belzil (Matthew (Godson) and Janet); Heather and Rick Ives; Renata Plemmons, Craig Muir, Larry Aird and countless others. Gary was predeceased by his father Edward (1980), brother-in-law Rick Stefurak (1996) and mother Laura (2002). Gary worked as an Insulator with Local 95 and was employed with Inscan Contractors before his illness. He was an extremely skilled mechanic in his trade and will be sadly missed by all of his coworkers, especially Kirk Stevens (a golfing buddy too) and Ed Guay. Gary was an avid sportsman - Motocross, skiing, slo-pitch and his greatest joy GOLF. He was a member at Oaklands Golf Course. He will be greatly missed by many longtime golfing buddies and the “Southern Tour“. Gary always played by the rules on the golf course and in his life. “NO GIMMIES“ Special thanks to Dr.'s Dan Dargavel (above and beyond the call of duty), Craig Muir (always there when Gary needed), Ian Brown and Palliative Care Dr. S. Hartman and Nurses Jill, Eleanor and Sandy. Love to Barb and Renata for their tender help. The family will receive friends at the HAMMOND FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Saturday from 12-1 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, May 5th at 1:00 pm. Cremation to follow. Gary has always envisioned having a “Little Red Haired Granddaughter“ so his charity of choice is to the “Ronald McDonald House“.
Kathleen Lois (nee Alexander) Bryers
BRYERS Kathleen Lois (nee Alexander) January 15, 1911 May 3, 2007 Safe in the arms of Jesus on Thursday, May 3rd 2007 at Lanark Heights Nursing Home, Kitchener. Loving wife of Clifford for 72 years. Cherished mother of Lois (Robert) Himfen, Peterborough and Beverley (John) Braun of Kitchener. Predeceased by one son Lloyd and two grandsons Clifford and Lloyd Jr.. Also predeceased by one brother Norman Alexander. Adored grandmother of Douglas (Iris) Emery, Chicago, Cathy (Randy) Romano, Lakefield, Philip Emery, Toronto, Wayne (Jennifer) Braun, Kitchener, Trevor (Joanne) Herrle-Braun, St. Agatha and Robin Lynn Braun, Vancouver. Much loved great-grandma to Jordan, Joel, Davis Braun; Alison and Josephine Herrle-Braun; Jimmy and Richard Emery; Ryan, Jesse, Gemma and Ben Romano. Kathleen worked with the Red Cross, is a charter member of Calvary Church St. Catharines, present member of First Baptist Church, Waterloo and a charter member of Super 60's senior program. In their retirement, Kathleen and Clifford volunteered at the medical missionary station in Egbe, Nigeria. Kathleen will be remembered as a very gentle, sweet lady with a wonderful sense of humour. She was an encourager, letter writer, card sender and one who always put other people first. At her request she has willed her body to science. Relatives and friends are invited to join Kathleen's family at a memorial service celebrating her life at 2 PM on Sunday, May 6, 2007 in the chapel of the HENRY WALSER FUNERAL HOME, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener. Rev. Robert Snell officiating. Following the service an open reception will take place in the fireside room of the funeral home from 2:30- 4 PM. Special thank-you to the entire staff at Lanark Nursing Home, especially to Dr. Mutrie and the loving attention given by the caregivers of Chestnut. In lieu of flowers donations to Word of Life Ministries or Radio Ministry of First Baptist Church, Waterloo would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
McLAUGHLIN, Juliana - Suddenly on Friday, May 4, 2007 at N.H.S. General Site at the age of 36. Loving mother of Alyssa and Seth. Survived by her parents Tony and Christine and brothers Jimmy and Tony. Juliana will be missed by her many Aunts, Uncles and cousins and her long-time boyfriend Brad Duncan. Friends will be received at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL (39 Court St., St. Catharines 905-685-6584) on Sunday, May 6th, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place on Monday, May 7th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Cornelius John “Cor” Wierenga
WIERENGA, Cornelius John “Cor” - Suddenly, at his home in Burlington, on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the age of 73. Loving father of Karen Ferretti (Joe) of Mount Hope, Lily Hayes (Cliff) of Thorold, Harold Wierenga of Burlington and Peter Wierenga (Alyson) of Dundas. Proud grandfather of David, Dan, Lindy, Jenny (Jason), John, Melanie, Sarah, and Elizabeth. Will be lovingly remembered by all his brothers and sisters. Predeceased by the mother of his children, Wilhemina. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.
William “Bill“ Douglas Gifford
GIFFORD, William “Bill“ Douglas - Suddenly on Friday May 4, 2007 at CKHA, at the age of 82. Born on June 13, 1924 in Tilbury East Twp. Beloved husband for 59 years to Hazel (nee Hope). Dear father of Lynda and her husband Tom Matthews of Merlin. Dear Grandpa of Holly Matthews and Amy Matthews. Dear brother of Ada Mrs. Maurice Phelps of Glenwood. Dear brother in law of Donna & Ken Skinner, George & Sharon Hope, Don & Carol Hope, Bryan Hope, Ron Hope, and Joan Mrs. Carlyle Hope. Predeceased by his parents Robert & Violet (Brown) Gifford and his siblings Edwin, James, John, and Ruth Mrs. Archie Brown. Bill was a Charter Member of the Merlin Kinsmen Club & President. Past President of A.O.T.S. and was an active member of the Merlin United Church. Friends may call at the SECORD & SMITH FUNERAL HOME 8 Aberdeen St. Merlin, 519-689-4261 on Monday May 7th 2:00 until 4:00 p.m and 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday May 8, 2007 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Lloyd Brown officiating. Interment at Shanks Cemetery. Memorial may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, or Merlin United Church.
KOSCIELSKI, Angela - At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, on Saturday, May 5, 2007, Angela Koscielski, age 76, of Chatham, wife of the late John J. Koscielski (1996). Born in Poland on November 10, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Zofia (Brodaczewska) and Frank Dolata. She will be sadly missed by: a daughter Julie and husband Mitchell Cylwa of Chatham, 2 sons, Henry and wife Debra of Chatham and Larry and wife Sheri Lynn of LaSalle, a daughter-in-law Rose Koscielski of Chatham, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Stella Sibinski of Blenheim and Irene Srokosz of Chatham and a brother Henry Dolata of Chatham. She is predeceased by a son Edward (1993). Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-5 and 7-9 pm Monday, where Parish Prayers will be offered 7:00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 11:00 am in St. Ursula's Church. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations to The C.N.I.B. or C-K Health Alliance Palliative Care would be appreciated. The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home 519 - 352 - 5120
Alphonse Lionel Marentette
MARENTETTE, Alphonse Lionel - At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Saturday, May 5, 2007, Alphonse Lionel Marentette, age 85, of Chatham, beloved husband of Evelyn (Bourassa) Marentette.Born in Windsor in 1921, son of the late Antoinette Thibodeau and Ulysse Marentette, Al was a member of St. Joseph's Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph's Council # 10436 and the Father James Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Before Al retired he worked for the Department of Highways. Loving father of Denise Marentette and her good friend Maria Falbo of London and Shaunn Marentette and his fiancé Cheryle Labadie of Chatham. Step grandfather of Sabrina, Sarah and Valene. Dear brother of Romeo Marentette of Chatham and Gerard Marentette and his wife Angeline of Pain Court. He is predeceased by a sister-in-law Marie Marentette. Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2007 and again on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 10:00 am in St. Joseph's Church. Parish Prayers 3 pm on Tuesday. Members of the Father James Assembly, Fourth Degree and St. Joseph's Council #10436 of The Knights of Columbus will assemble for prayers on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 7:30 pm. Colour Guard will stand watch from 7-9 pm. on Tuesday and the presentation of the Chalice will follow. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations to St. Joseph's Church Restoration Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home 352-5120
Sylvia Alice (Edwards) Stevens
STEVENS, Sylvia Alice (Edwards) - A resident of Chatham, passed away quietly on Friday, May 4, 2007, at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 92. Born in England, daughter of the late Samuel John and Harriett Amelia (Coward) Edwards. Loving wife of the late Carson Stevens (1976). Beloved mother of Robert Carson and his wife Kristen of Chatham. Sylvia will be sadly missed by her grandsons Philip and Craig Stevens. Also survived by brothers Leslie Edwards and his wife Joyce, and Claude Edwards and his wife Irene, nieces Lizabeth McIntosh-Parr (Ian), Wendy Matthews (Dave), all of England, Mary Ann Alexander of Komoka, Betty Zimmer of London, Alma Yott (Lorne), Lorraine Bedford (Claire), and Joan Labombard all of Chatham. During the Second World War, Sylvia did war work in London and was the sole survivor when her assigned bomb shelter took a direct hit. Following the war in 1946, Sylvia, a war bride, traveled to Canada from England on a hospital ship and settled with her husband, Carson, in Chatham, where she lived happily in her adopted country. Sylvia's family would like to thank Dr. Stronks for his excellent care and kind words, Dr. Brisbin and the very compassionate staff of Progressive and Intensive Care Units at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. A Private Family Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Chatham Kent Community Foundation are welcomed at the Funeral Home, 459, St. Clair Street, Chatham. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com MCKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 459 St. Clair Street Chatham, Ontario 519-351-2040
ALLEN, Ernest - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Rapelje Lodge at the age of 84. Loving husband of Marilyn. Dear father of Diane (John) Wetherup and Mike (Kim) Allen. Cherished grandfather of Carolyn Marceniuk, Richard, David, Christopher and Jeff. Survived by his sisters Jean Kitchen and Elva Elliott. The family will receive friends at J.J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence 19 Young Street, Welland on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., where a Memorial Service will be conducted by Pastor Louise Aikman on Thursday at 1 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. on line memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows – memories live.
Else Marie Frieda (Stolz) Bleich
BLEICH, Else Marie Frieda (Stolz) - Born December 18, 1913 in Gottschimm, Germany, “Oma“ Else was called home to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2007, surround by her large and loving family at Tabor Manor in St. Catharines. She is predeceased by her loving husband Willi Bleich in 1975. Else is survived by her children and their spouses, Werner and Leni Bleich, Christel and Heinz Holder, Rosemarie and Jake Wiens, Erika and Art Kraft and by 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Else was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and loved to serve her Lord in the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, the Busy Bees quilting group, the Altar Guild and producing Scriptures in Braille. Resting at the TALLMAN FUNERAL HOME, 3277 King St., Vineland where visiting hours will be Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 9th at 10:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church, 213 Linwell Rd., St. Catharines followed by Christian burial at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill. The family will also receive visitors at the church prior to the Service at 9:30 am. Donations in memory of Else may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.