Today's date: Tuesday August 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 33
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DUNBAR, Russell McNeal
GRAFF, Steven
LOCKHART, Violet Lorraine
OAKES, Curtis Roy
PORTEOUS, Moira Mackenzie
THOMPSON, George Leonard
TRUAX, Timothy Ralph


DUNBAR, Russell McNeal

DUNBAR, Russell McNeal; After a lengthy illness, Russell McNeal Dunbar of Palmerston, on July 25th, 2017, passed peacefully at home in his 72nd year. His loving wife, Donna (Macmillian) Dunbar by his side. Also missed by last sibling, Cheryl Strong, of Peterborough.  Predeceased by precious daughter, Lois and granddaughter, Danielle.  Parents Angus and Alma, siblings, Donnie, Nell, Leona, Gwen, Marjorie, Alex and Billie. Fondly remembered by daughter, Virginia, grandchildren Nicole, Jessica, Meghan, Jonathan, Linnea and great granddaughter Avery. Lovingly remembered by in-laws Johnny, Dollie, Charlie, Ray, Sheila, Kay, Danny (deceased), Ken, Red and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place as per Russell’s wishes. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the “Child Can Foundation” in London, ON or the Heart and Stroke Fund.

GRAFF, Steven

GRAFF, Steven  1971 – 2017 Passed away on August 8 2017 at the age of 45, at Hospice Wellington with his loving wife Leah by his side. Dear Dad of Miranda and Nolan. Steven was the son of Robert and Caroline (Jo) Graff, son-in-law of Ken and Isobel Hodge and brother of Cindy and Connie (Paul) and their children Corrine, Connor and Tym. He will be greatly missed by his cousin and best friend Dwayne (Lisa). Steve will be remembered by his friends from his Abell Pest Control family. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00pm. A Celebration of Life was held on Monday August 14, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Aboyne Hall at the Wellington County Museum, 0536 Wellington Rd 18, Fergus. In Steven’s memory, the family has asked donations to be made to a trust fund for Miranda and Nolan. In lieu of flowers, we request that you make the time to spend with family creating memories and forming lifetime bonds with the people that mean the most to you. Arrangements entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home.  519-843-3100.

LOCKHART, Violet Lorraine

LOCKHART, Violet Lorraine Passed away peacefully following a short illness, at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus, on August 9th, 2017 in her 84th year. Loving mother of Nancy Ward (Wally), Deborah Lockhart (Jeremy), Lori Lockhart (James), Cindy Albrecht and Denise Caudle. Beloved grandmother of Eric, Joe, Travis, Jesse, Tyler, Lex, Max, Elliat, Hillary and Cameron, and great grandmother to Zac and Skyler. Survived by her brothers George and Ken and her sister Verna. Predeceased by her husband Eric, children Steven & Wayne, granddaughter Xavea and her brothers Edward, William, James, Harold and Norman. Funeral Service for Violet will be conducted at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 2:00pm, with visitation from 12:00pm. Interment at Belsyde Cemetery in Fergus. Memorial donations can be directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

OAKES, Curtis Roy

OAKES, Curtis Roy Of Alma, went home to be with his Lord, with his family at his side, on August 10, 2017 in his 73rd year. Husband of Sharan Oakes (nee Gibson) who passed away in 2011. Caring father of Faye and her husband Terry Martin of Fergus and Jeff and his wife Rebecca of Waterloo. Loving grandfather of Ashton and Hunter Oakes and Xavier and Nadia Martin. Loved brother of Monty (Bonnie) Oakes and Don (Jeany) Oakes. Fondly remembered by extended family, neighbours and friends.
A dedicated employee of Nieuwland Feed & Supply where Curtis enjoyed driving across Southwestern Ontario. He was a life-long, active member of Central Pentecostal Church. Curt was an accomplished musician, poet, avid reader, train enthusiast, loyal friend and follower of Christ. Friends will be received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 37 Church St. East in Elora, on August 18, 2017 from 1-4 and 6-9pm. Funeral Service will be conducted at Central Pentecostal Church, 7674 Colborne Street in Elora, on August 19th, 2017 at 10:00am. Memorial donations can be directed to the Gideon Bible Society.

PORTEOUS, Moira Mackenzie

PORTEOUS, Moira Mackenzie – Passed away suddenly in her 82nd year, on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Guelph General Hospital. Moira was the beloved wife and best friend of Hume and the cherished mother of Kathryn (Ralph) of Sydney, Aus and Anne (Jonathan) of Guelph. Born in Guyana, Moira was the daughter of Sydney and Cath Smith (deceased) of Scotland. She leaves to mourn, her sister Ailsa Anderson (the late George) of Shetland and brother-in-law Adam Porteous (Eileen) of Leven, Scotland and also by numerous nieces and nephews. Moira loved to work helping people and worked for many years at the Sears Catalogue Department and at the Vehicle Licensing Office on Woodlawn Rd. & Silvercreek Pkwy. Family will receive friends at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by a serviced to commemorate Moira’s life at 12:00 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton or to Share Agriculture Foundation would be appreciated. Cards are available at the funeral home at (519)821-5077. Online condolences can be made at Many thanks to the Doctors and nurses at the G.G.H. in both the ER and 4th Floor West for the compassionate care; and to our friends, the Thiessens and MacMillans for their continued support.


SAUDER, Anna - Anna Martin Sauder, of RR#5 Mount Forest, passed away at her home on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at the age of 53 years and 14 days. Leaves to mourn her beloved husband Elmer Sauder of 30 years. Loving mother of Cleon Sauder at home, Eileen and Cleon Bearinger of RR#1 Harriston, Lester and Vera Sauder of RR#5 Mount Forest, Amsey Sauder, Alice Sauder, Laverne Sauder and Leonard Sauder all at home. Grandmother of 2. Daughter of Nancy Martin of RR#1 St. Jacobs. Sister of Lena and Robert Martin of RR#6 Mount Forest, Ellen and Lloyd Martin of RR#1 St. Jacobs, Katie and Delton Sauder of RR#1 Massey, ON, Mary and Mark Weber of Val Gagne, ON and Selema and Clayton Martin of RR#1 Waterloo. Daughter-in-law of Melvin and Irene Sauder of RR#5 Mount Forest. Sister-in-law of Earla and John Weber of Massey, ON, Alice Sauder of RR#1 Mount Forest, Edna and David Martin of RR#1 Mount Forest, James and Erla Sauder of Massey, ON, Mary and Isaac Martin of RR#5 Mount Forest and Daniel and Rachel Sauder of Massey, ON. Predeceased by her father Amsey Martin (2009), one brother in infancy and her mother-in-law Alma Sauder (2002). Friends called at her home, 9187 Concession 11, Mount Forest, Wellington North, on Tuesday, August 15th from 2 – 5 and 6 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 - 5 p.m. Family services were held at her residence on Thursday, August 17th at 9 a.m., then to Farewell Mennonite Church for burial in the adjoining cemetery followed by public services. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

THOMPSON, George Leonard

THOMPSON, George Leonard Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Hospital on Wednesday July 26, 2017. Len Thompson aged 91 years.  Beloved husband of Pearl (Norris) Thompson and the late Helen (Tchorzewski). Dear father of Daniel (Ramona Effinger), Keith (Erika Palfi), step father of Heather Marshall (John), Robin-Lee (David Halls), Wendy Smith (Ian). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Sara Hasson (Justin), Meagan, Zachary, Katherine, Mathew, Rosie, Claire-Marie, Michael, Claire, Jacob, Spencer, Ursula, Jason, Braiden and Crystal. Dear brother of Margaret Robson (Harold), Doris Cox (Albert), Edith Nodwell (Gordon), Frank, Fred (Linda). Predeceased by his parents Ethel (Naylor) and Joshua Thompson, sister Emily Plouffe, brothers Angus, Charles, Raymond and William. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Monday August 21, 2017 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Service to follow in the chapel at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your condolences and donations online at


TRILESKY, Donald (a.k.a. DOWNRIGGER DON) We would like to report that Don Trilesky lost his life battling a 35-lb trout in the waters of Lake Temagami. However, the truth is that Don passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 2, 2017 at Bethell Hospice in Inglewood at the age of 73. Don was predeceased by his parents, the late Lillian Rose Trilesky (Ayris) and Bruce Trilesky of Elora. He will be sadly missed by his high-school sweetheart, Helen (Mitchelmore), whom he married in 1965, his loving son Kenneth and his special daughter Linda (Doyle). His grand-daughters, Sarah and Allison Trilesky, will also miss their fantastic grand-dad. He was an avid supporter of their athletic endeavours, especially hockey and lacrosse since he believed they inherited their athletic prowess from him. Don will also be missed by his sisters, Judy Longstreet (late Royce Weston), Margaret O’Connnor (Frank), sister-in-law Barbara Ferris (Mitchelmore), nephew Frank Ferris and many other relatives and friends. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Don would agree that he favoured honest, simple pleasures. In keeping with his wishes, the family is inviting friends and colleagues to come together on Saturday, August 19, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Orangeville Seniors Centre, 26 Bythia Street to share stories and memories. Fishing apparel, hip waders, and uniforms etc. are encouraged. In memory of Don, the family would appreciate donations to The Friends of Temagami or Bethell Hospice. Online condolences and donations may be made at Arrangements entrusted to In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc.

TRUAX, Timothy Ralph

TRUAX, Timothy Ralph of Harriston and formerly Mount Forest, passed away peacefully at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 in his 56th year. Dear son of Betty Truax of Harriston and the late Rodney Truax. Loving husband of Yvonne Gilkes of Harriston. Also survived by his sister Barbara Lynn Stortz and her husband Larry of Arthur, sister-in-law Ruthie Truax and his nieces and nephews. Tim will be missed by his beloved companion Thunder. Predeceased by his brother Rodney Truax Jr. A celebration of Tim’s life will be held in the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Cancer Patient Services, Mount Forest would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at


VOISIN, Lois August 14, 2017 in her 73rd year peacefully passed with her family by her side at St. Joseph’s Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. Lois will be sadly missed by the love of her life, Edward Voisin, daughter Sherry Breese (Jerry), son Michael Voisin (Lauren), son Ken Voisin and daughter Christine Sharer (Mike). Lois is lovingly remembered by grandchildren Nathan and Kyle Breese, Joseph and Samuel Voisin, Alicia Parker (Dave), Adam Voisin and Brandon Sharer. Lois was blessed to have loved 2 great grandchildren, Eden and Avery. Lois is survived by her sisters, Shirley Mock and Joyce Green. Thank you to everyone who provided loving care during Lois’s journey including Father Noon (Church of Our Lady), Bayshore Health Services, Community Care Access Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Please direct any donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Lois’s name.



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