Today's date: Tuesday July 25, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 29
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GIESEL, Roy Franz
McFADDEN, Judith Anne (nee Abram)
PETERSON, Andrew Christopher Rainey
RULLER, Melvin Charles
SCHMIDT, Mary Isabel (Burnett)
TERRY, Edward “Ted” Charles


GIESEL, Roy Franz

GIESEL, Roy Franz Passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Arthur, on July 17th, 2017 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Shirley Agnes Slater-Giesel. Loving father of Douglas, Wayne (Shirley) and Grant (Kathy) Slater and Judy Rush (Blair). Caring grandfather of Shane, Michael, Michelle, Anthony and Shane Slater and Alicia Rush-Franklin (Andy) and Jesse Rush. Great grandfather of Morgan, Taylor, Brooklyn, Lexis and Miss Blair. Survived by his sisters Hazel Johnston, Marion Fortin, sister-in-law Ann Giesel and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his twin brother Grant and brothers-in-law Robert (Snoz) Johnston and Gordon Fortin. Memorial service for Roy will be conducted at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 37 Church St. East in Elora, on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 3:00pm, with visitation from 1:00pm. Memorial donations can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or Optimist International.


HAWKINS, James of Harriston – passed away at Palmerston & District Hospital on Monday, July 17, 2017 in his 83rd year. Jim was the husband of Agnes Hawkins for 54 years, and father of John Hawkins and his friend Deb of Saskatchewan, and Jayne MacGillivray and her husband Greg of Paisley. He will be missed by his grandsons Brady and Myles MacGillivray, by his sister Kay Atwood and her husband Ivan of Torrington, Conn., and by Agnes’ siblings Lydia and Ignarz Ling of Guelph, Ivo Eykens of Guelph, Mary Ann and Steve Unwin of Blackstock, and Anita and Dave Barber of St. George. Remembered by his nieces and nephews, and by relatives in England and Belgium. Friends may call at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to Palmerston & District Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at

McFADDEN, Judith Anne (nee Abram)

McFADDEN, Judith Anne (nee Abram), born January 12, 1942 in London England, a resident of the Eden Mills area for many years, passed away July 11 2017 in Victoria BC surrounded by her family (and still making us all laugh). Share Judi’s story and your memories with us as we remember her on

PETERSON, Andrew Christopher Rainey

PETERSON, Andrew Christopher Rainey; Passed away in Waterloo on Friday, July 14th, 2017 at the age of 31.  Beloved son of Jon and Julia Peterson of Fergus.  Loving brother of Benjamin of Guelph and Becca Brinston (Sean) of Alliston. Dear uncle of Chase and soon to arrive Levi. Loved grandson of the Rev. Canon William  and Sandra Rainey of Guelph and the late Rt. Rev. Les and Yvonne Peterson. Andrew was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends called at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service was at Lakeside Church, 7654 Conservation Road, Guelph on Wednesday July 19th at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions to Lakeside Hope House would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your condolences and donations online at

RULLER, Melvin Charles

RULLER, Melvin Charles Passed away peacefully on July 11, 2017 at the age of 85 with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband and best friend of Dorothy for 60 years. Loving father of Randy of Ottawa, Tim (Sandra) of British Columbia, Terry (Kellie) of Oakville, Martin (Lisa) of New Brunswick, Michelle (Ken) Lund of British Columbia and Mike (Jishu) of Kitchener. Lovingly survived by 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by his sister Lois Watkins of St. Jacobs and the Kimpel family. Mel is predeceased by his parents Charles and Gladys Ruller and his brother Clyde Ruller. Family and friends visited on Monday July 17, 2017 at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 37 Church St., Elora from 2:00-4:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary the Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, 267 Geddes St., Elora on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 11:00am. Donations may be made in Mel’s memory to the Notre Dame Missions. Cards available at the funeral home.  519-846-5352.

SCHMIDT, Mary Isabel (Burnett)

SCHMIDT, Mary Isabel (Burnett) Of Arthur passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at her home surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, July 17, 2017 in her 63rd year. Beloved wife of John Schmidt for 36 years. Cherished mother of Rebecca Schmidt of Etobicoke, Lisa Schmidt (Sean) of Toronto and Daniel Schmidt of Guelph. Grandmother of Henry and Ted. Daughter of John and Elizabeth Burnett of Heritage River, Elora. Sister of Alex Burnett (Linda) of Belwood/East Garafraxa and Helen Winters (Kerry) of Grand Valley. Sister-in-law of Floyd Schmidt (Julie) of Waterloo, Debbie Alexander (Dave) of Arthur and the late Garret (Gary) Schmidt (1970). Fondly remembered by her friend Bonnie Oxby, nieces, nephews and friends. Mary has owned and operated the Arthur Travel Service Limited for 30 years and was extremely active in the Arthur Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman of the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation. To honour Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street, Arthur on Friday July 21, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Arthur on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Arthur. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Grand River Cancer Centre or Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus would be appreciated by the family. Vigil prayers will be recited in the Funeral Home on Friday at 6:30 pm.

TERRY, Edward “Ted” Charles

TERRY, Edward “Ted” Charles; Passed away suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph on Monday, July 17, 2017 in his 85th year.  Beloved husband of Dorothy Terry of Hillsburgh.  Dear father of John (Kelley) Terry of Brampton, Peter (Darlene) Terry, Carolyn (Rick) Scott and Susan (Marty) Toogood, all of Erin, Jeanette (Jamie) Cook of Thornton, Pamela (Tex) Tuplin of Georgia and Carson (Paula) Taylor of Orangeville.  Cherished grandpa of Dave, Dusty, Mike (Shannon), Chris, Andrew, Mark, Connor, Aidan, Hartley, Rylan, Maddy, Kyle, Delaney, and Darrell. Survived by brother Elgin, sisters Mildred and Phyllis and brother Gord.  Predeceased by his first wife Marilyn (Shaw) Terry (1987) and brother-in-law Ralph Carroll (2001). Resting at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held from the Butcher Family Chapel on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 am.  Interment Coningsby Cemetery to follow. Remembrances to the Erin Firefighters Association Station 10 would be greatly appreciated. Cards available at the funeral home or you may send condolences at  Butcher Family Funeral Home  519-833-2231


VANDENBERG, Jake It is with such heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Jake, on July 11, 2017. Jake fought courageously; battling cancer, surviving a lung transplant, but, at the age of 63, died peacefully, due to postsurgical complications at Toronto General Hospital, surrounded by his family. A loving husband, dad, son and opa, he leaves behind his wife of 42 years, and best friend, Bep; his children, Dave (Rachel) and Melissa (Cody); his grandchildren, Mikayla, Kiersten, Brooklyn, Tyler, Kylie and Morgan; Mother, Tinny; Mother-in-law, Dicky, and family friend John; siblings, John (Angie), Joyce (Maynard), Martin (Darlene), Phil (Yvonne), Betty (Jeff), Annette (Phil), Kenny (Tammy), Denise (Don); Brother in law, Jim (Liz); as well as many friends, nieces and nephews. He will be reunited with his son, Mark, his father, Tinus, and his father in law, Elbert, in heaven. Jake was admired and loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was both dedicated and passionate in everything he did, including his work on the farm and volunteering within his church and community. Jake enjoyed conversing with all those who crossed his path. His most valued time was spent with his family and friends, he adored his wife, children, and grandchildren. His wonderful sense of humour and fun spirit will be greatly missed. Much thanks to the phenomenal staff in the ICU and on the Transplant Team at Toronto General Hospital. The family received friends at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church, on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A service celebrating Jake’s life was held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton.



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