Ron “Moon” “Papa” Mulligan
On October 15th, Ron “Moon” “Papa” Mulligan went to Heaven. He leaves his wife Dee, five children and two stepchil-dren, Cynthia and husband Gerry McCauley, Janice and husband Tim Armes, Todd and wife Bonnie Mulligan, Lean and husband Brian Morrison and Ross Mulligan. He leaves a great bunch of grandkids, Aislinn, Meredith, Amelia and Glynis McCauley, Ian Armes, Matthew and Elana Morrison and Melinda and Neil Mulligan. He also leaves two stepchildren, Louise Godwin and David Otten. Ron’s dad was Stuart Mulligan and his mother was Esther Bell. A sister Audrey and husband Morris Wilkins of Sarnia and a sister Ruth and husband Bruce Asselstine of Weston survive him. He was predeceased by his brother Stuart Mulligan and his parents Stuart and Esther. Ron was born in Ottawa on June 25, 1929 but was raised in Stratford and resided at 15 Norman Street. He attended Shakespeare Public School and Stratford Central. He played football for the Stratford Rams and Basketball on teams at the old “Y”. In 1954 he married Dee Toms, daughter of Frank and Daisy Toms. His life’s dedicated work for the C.N.R. was a joy to him. He was active in the Optimist Club in earlier years. In 1980 after retiring from the railroad he embarked on a bookselling career beginning Chapter Two Books now known as Yesterdays Things and Books. Since retiring his interest in baseball especially his beloved “Blue Jays” was an important part of his life. He was also a fan to Football, Hockey and Boxing. He was Moon to his friends, Papa to his family. His final gift is a gift of sight to someone else unknown to us. You are invited to join his family at St. James Church on Friday, October 20th at 2 p.m. to celebrate his life at a memorial service followed by the scattering of his ashes in God’s Holy Acre in the church yard. All donations in his memory would be to your own choice, the Palliative Care Unit of the Stratford General Hospital or to the Children’s Aid Society, Camp and Christmas Fund and may be made through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford. W.G. Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street Stratford, 271-7411.
Frank P. D’Aquila
Frank P. D’Aquila, 87, who resided in Wayzata, MN, died January 14, 2001 in Denver, Colorado. D’Aquila was born in Italy and came to the United States at the age of nine. He went on to become the first person in Minnesota to earn 12 athletic letters in high school while playing basketball, football and track during his freshmen-senior years at Hibbing High School. He graduated from ST. Olaf College with a degree in business and completed both a master’s degree and the coursework for a doctorate in foreign service and diplomacy from Georgetown University. Upon leaving Georgetown, D’Aquila served under CEO James Farley at Coca Cola as one of the “Coca Cola Kids” who introduced Coke into Mexico, Central and South America before resigning to enter the Army during WWII. After receiving an honorable discharge, D’Aquila served as Vice President-Sales for Iowa Manufacturing Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for 20 years before resigning to become President of American Hoist Development Corporation in St. Paul, MN. Throughout his professional career, D’Aquila actively participated in foreign trade seminars and traveled for the Department of Commerce on trade missions. D’Aquila was married to Marjorie Hurtubisc for over 40 years before her death in 1987. He is survived by his daughters, Sage Ann Scheer (Denver); Diane D’Aquila (Stratford); two grandchildren (Alexandra and Samuel Johnson); brother, Carl D’Aquila (Hibbing, MN); and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the Stratford Festival in memory of Marjorie and Frank P.D’Aquila.
Charles McMahon, age 51, of 192 Kemp Crescent, Stratford passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Marys Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday, January 16, 2001. He was born in Montreal, son of the late John McMahon and the former Mary Murray. Charles was employed at Canadian Fabricated Products, Stratford. He was an avid cribbage player, he enjoyed fishing and was very much a family man. He is the beloved husband of Cheryl (Plummer) whom he married in 1985 at Centennial United Church, Stratford. Loving father of Robert Garner and common-law wife Heather Shean of Mitchell and Joseph McMahon at home. Dear grandfather of Morgan and Quinten Shean. Brother of John McMahon and wife Marielle of Montreal, James McMahon and wife Georgina of Stratford, Joseph McMahon and wife Cathy, Cathy and husband Robert Watt, Shirley McClure all of British Columbia and Mary and husband Scott Thomas of California. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Alice Knechtel and her husband Clayton of Stratford, brothers-in-law and sisters-inlaw Raymond Plummer and wife Joan, Don Plummer and wife Joan, Jim Plummer and wife Hilda, Bill Plummer, Lorna and husband Sam Sproule and Linda and husband Bob Kollman, and many very special nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother George in 1993. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday, January 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at W.G. Young Funeral Home on Friday, January 19 at 1 p.m. Rev. Nancy Wetselaar of Centennial United Church, Stratford will officiate. Cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the funeral home. W.G. Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street Stratford 271-7411
Donna Delores Moss
Donna Delores Moss at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Monday, January 15, 2001. Donna Moss (nee Chalkley) of Port Elgin in her 73rd year. Wife of the late William Moss. Dear mother of Charles and his wife Judy of Hamilton and Robert and his wife Nancy of Southampton. Dear daughter of Irene Chalkley of Port Elgin. Also survived by 2 brothers-in-law, Victor and his wife Barbara, of Florida, Jack and his wife Shirley, of Brampton and by 2 sisters-in-law, Mary and her husband Gilbert Carter of Southampton and Vera Godwin of Elora. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, and Brian and by her several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one brother Earl and by her brother-in-law Stuart. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Thursday, January 18, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Ken Russ will officiate. Cremation. Spring internment, Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society or the CNIB. Eagleson Funeral Home 234 Palmerston Street Southampton 797-2085
J. Arthur Mullen
The Honourable J. Arthur Mullen Q.C. (Retired Justice of the Superior Court of Ontario, Senator, Stratford Festival). Suddenly at home on Monday, January 15th, 2001 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Anne Mullen. Predeceased by his first wife Joan Keywood. Loving father of Trish Marshall (Peter), Linda Tallis (Arthur) and Jim (Isabel). Grandfather of Allison and Ginny Marshall, Patrick and Joe Tallis and Mark and Rylie Mullen. Brother of Christina Kelly of Orlando, Florida. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Arthur practiced law in Ottawa until 1976 at which time he was appointed a County Court Judge in Perth County until his retirement in 1999. Arthur will be sadly missed by all the people whose lives he touched. Friends will be received at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, McLeod Street, Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, January 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Service to be held in the Central Chapel on Friday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. with internment at Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. W.G. Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street Stratford 271-7411
Dorothy Pauline Wettlaufer
Passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at the Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock. Dorothy was born in New Hamburg 88 years ago a daughter of the late Charles Hinz & Dora Spill. Dear sister of Ruth Wettlaufer of Tavistock, Carl Hinz of Stratford, Elsie Madter of Waterloo. Survived by her sister-in-law Martha Hensen of Stratford. Dear Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Survived by her aunts Ardis Hinz of New Hamburg and Beryl Hinz of Michigan. Predeceased by sisters Anna & husband Harold Hollingworth, Katherine & Ted Byers, brother Edward Hinz, brothers-in-law Percy Wettlaufer & Ray Madter & nephew Terry Madter. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church were she was a member of the ELW & was a past member of the Choir. Relatives and Friends may call at the Francis Funeral Home 77 Woodstock St., N., Tavistock on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Trinity Lutheran Church, Sebastopol on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Everett Mossman officiating. Spring Interment in the Church Cemetery. Donations to the Trinity Church Improvement Fund or the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family. Glendinning Funeral Home 40 William Street Plattsville, 684-7409
Beverley Ardith Gibb
Beverley Ardith Gibb (nee Brown) Passed away at her home in Coral Springs, Florida on October 9, 2000 in her 67th year, after a lengthy illness. Formerly of St. Marys, she is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Tom Gibb; a sister Betty Hare and husband Bill of St. Marys, two brothers Barry Brown and wife Barb of Florida and Wayne Brown and wife Linda of Stratford, a sister-in-law, Nancy Kerr and husband Gordon of Mississauga. Loving mother of Kristie Sills and husband Scott of Sarnia and Cam Gibb of Thunder Bay. Also grandchildren Morgan, Keely and Talor Sill and Randy, Brady and Kurtis Gibb. She had many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Madeleine (Johnston) Brown (1968) and Clifton Brown (1994). Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of her life service on Monday, October 23rd at 2 p.m., at the St. Marys United Church. Rev. Richard Bott will officiate. A private family burial will take place at St. Marys Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society, would be appreciated.