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Obituaries

ALDERSLEY, Danny Harold
APPLEFORD (nee Serré) Susanne
ATKINSON, Theresa Laurine
CREWSON, Bruce Leslie Alexander
DUBLER, Benno Rudolph Joseph
FREEMAN, Irene (Bauman)
HALL, Ronald Arthur
HAYTER, Sarah Lucille (nee Fallon)
HOOD, Bruce Melvin
IRVINE, Marion Edna (nee Cameron)
JOHNSTON, Elizabeth W. (Betty, nee Bruce)
McDOUGALL, Gwendolyn (nee Alton)
MEWHINEY, Bruce Allan
ROELOFSEN, Arend Willem
TEEPLE, Tracy Karen Marie (nee Burt)
TURNBULL, Hilda
WHITE, Gary Lee
WIGGINS, Darren
WILLIAMS, Myra Charlotte (nee Carr)

 

ALDERSLEY, Danny Harold

ALDERSLEY, Danny Harold After a brief illness, Danny passed away with his family at his side, on January 4, 2018 in his 72nd year. Tremendously missed by his wife of 51 years, Patricia (nee O’Sullivan). Sadly missed by his children Sherry Burton, Shelley Mueller (Warren) and John (Tricia). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Valerie (Mark), Brock (Clinton), Chad (Tess), Brandi, Desiree, Michaela, Brody, Ryan, Jordan and Destinee. Survived by his sister Cathy (Ernie), his brother Don (Brenda) and his in-laws Jim (Carol), Paul (Linda), Mike (Cindy), Anne Driscoll (Ron) and Peter (Lynda). Also missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. There will be a Celebration of his life on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at the Elora Legion, 110 Metcalfe St, Elora from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home – Fergus Chapel.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

APPLEFORD (nee Serré) Susanne

APPLEFORD (nee Serré) Susanne - Suddenly on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 in Owen Sound, in her 77th year. Born in Ottawa, daughter of the late Mike Serré and Muriel Dervin, beloved wife of 55 years of Duncan and mother of Michele (Greg Pickios), Robert (Lynn Coady) and Amy (Nicholas Watson). A celebration of Susanne’s life will take place in the spring after a ceremony at Woodland Cemetery, Mount Forest. Donations to Grey-Bruce Alzheimer’s Society and messages of condolence may be made on-line at  www.woodfuneralhome.ca
 

ATKINSON, Theresa Laurine

ATKINSON, Theresa Laurine - Passed away at home December 28th, 2017 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of John William Atkinson (1918 – 2002) and dear sister to Irene Pelletier (1918 – 1999) and Beatrice Ryan, all of Guelph. Theresa will be dearly missed by her children, John (Wendy) of Commanda, Ontario; David (Ellen) of Guelph, Ontario; Marion (Rob) Moore of Ariss, Ontario; Dianne (Rod) Popowich of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dear grandmother to Katie (Jed), Bryan (Amy), Annie (Quentin), Jesse (Becky), Holly, Aaron (Julie), Alex (Jenna), Adam and Nic (Brittany). Great grandmother to Walter, Archie, Henry, Johnny, Oliver, Carl, Ashton, Sadie and Akira. Theresa was born in Guelph on October 10th, 1928, the youngest daughter of Arthur and Amanda Melancon. She grew up in Guelph, attending St. Agnes School and Loretto Academy. She started her working career sewing fur coats at LaFontaine’s Furriers in downtown Guelph. She was a long time employee of Zehrs Markets retiring in the mid-1980s from the Woodlawn Road store (now closed). Always a “crafty” person, Theresa loved to put her hand to many things, from ceramics, to painting, to sewing – anything creative. Whatever she never managed to work on she still had planned to “take up”. She had a strong spirit, never believing herself to age. In her mind she was perpetually in her youth. Theresa loved family and family gatherings, chocolate and sweets, a man in uniform (especially Johnny, her husband) and her numerous pets she babied over the years. She will be sadly missed by all who had the honour of knowing her. A memorial service and interment ceremony will be held at Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel and Woodlawn Cemetery in or around April 2018. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

CREWSON, Bruce Leslie Alexander

CREWSON, Bruce Leslie Alexander January 30, 1938 - January 3, 2018. With heavy hearts we said goodbye to Bruce Leslie Alexander Crewson. Caleb and Happy were by his side when Pa met Jesus in the early morning hours of January 3, 2018. His dash was rich. He loved and was loved. He leaves behind his loving wife; Gerry of 57 years. His three lovelies; Tracey, Cynthia and Jodi. He loved his girls so much! He was the beloved Papa of; Spencer and Andrew Cudney, Caleb Crewson, Isaac and Ireland Heyden. His grandchildren brought him immense joy. He was the eldest brother of Pete (Carole), Morley (Leone), Janis, Koreen and Stuart (Nadine). Sister and brother in laws; Jack Harrett (Joy) Audrey Reid (Grant) and Betty Martin (Floyd). He leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Brandon and Helen Crewson and nephew Brandon Crewson. Bill Hammond was his best friend. Uncle Bill, Pa will be waiting for you on the other side. Bruce grew up in Milton and moved to Elora after marrying Gerry. Bruce was fortunate to work everyday at a job he loved. He worked as a heavy equipment operator. His grandson Caleb has since followed in his footsteps. He was loved so much by his wife, daughters and grandchildren. He was a great conversationalist and had quite a sense of humor. He knew he was loved and cherished. Pa you were so darned cute. We’re not sure how we will fill the void you’ve left in our hearts but everyday that passes brings us one day closer to seeing you again. As per Bruce’s wishes he’s been cremated, ironically in Milton. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at The Elora Legion downstairs, 110 Metcalfe St., Elora from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. Donations in Bruce’s memory can be made to Groves Memorial Community Hospital. Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home was entrusted to the care of our husband, father and grandfather.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

DUBLER, Benno Rudolph Joseph

DUBLER, Benno Rudolph Joseph - Previously of Holmesville, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his Elora home on December 25, 2017 at the age of 94. He was the beloved husband of Armanda for 67 years. He will be greatly missed by his son, Richard (Grace), grandson, Adam (Alyson) and his great-grandchildren, Jackson and Audrey, all of Elora. He was predeceased by his brothers; Richard, Paul, Robert, Loney, Carli and his sister Martha, all of Switzerland. As per his wishes, there will be no interment. As an expression of sympathy, a donation to Groves Memorial Hospital fund would be appreciated. A special thank you to Dr. Ray, his caregivers and medical staff.

FREEMAN, Irene (Bauman)

FREEMAN, Irene (Bauman) 1927-2018 Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Suites to be with her Lord, on Monday, January 8, 2018, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Cleason Freeman for over 67 years. Loving mother of Shirley (Gerald) Shoemaker of Elora, Helen (Ken) Eby of Baden, Willis (Eileen) Freeman of Drayton, Gwen (Eric) Poot of Gowanstown, and Duane (Amy) Freeman of Kitchener. Proud grandmother of Elizabeth (Karl), Steven, Brent (Amanda), Kathryn, Blair (Brett), Julia (Nathan), Angie (Corné), Trevor (Anita), Karissa (Brandon), and Evan. Great-grandmother of Wyatt, Zaida, and Emily. Survived by her sister Doris (Peter) Frey, sisters-in-law Ada Bauman, Lydia Freeman, and Alice Martin, brothers-in-law Leonard Freeman and Emerson Freeman, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Noah and Elizabeth (Martin) Bauman, stepfather Alvin Martin, sister Emma (Edwin) Weber, and brother Almon Bauman. Irene was a longtime member of Floradale Mennonite Church and the Women’s Sewing Circle and was known for her piecing of quilts. She donated a quilt each year to the New Hamburg Relief Sale. Irene’s family received relatives and friends on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 7-9 p.m., and Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 2-4 p.m., at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 3 p.m., at Floradale Mennonite Church, 22 Florapine Road, Floradale, with a family interment in the adjoining cemetery prior to the service. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. The family wishes to thank the Staff at Parkwood Suites, Dr. Yu, and all of Irene’s caregivers for the great care received in Mom’s last weeks. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee.  www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com

HALL, Ronald Arthur

HALL, Ronald Arthur passed away peacefully January 1, 2018 surrounded by the love of his family. Beloved husband of 70 years of Iris Hall - the love of his life and he of hers, cherished father of Andrea (Mike) and Richard (Caroline), loving grandfather of Vanessa, Ryan, and Nate, and step grandfather of Kara (Simon) and Marc (Laura). Ron came to Canada from England in 1957 for the wide open spaces and a better future for his family. He was not disappointed. As a research pharmacologist involved in the early development of penicillin, beta blockers, and other medicines, his work had a big impact on the health of others. His primary concern was, however, always for the well being of his family. Even at age 96 he was still interested in modern advances in science and medicine, loved history, and was always ready for a good debate with anybody. We welcome family, friends, and neighbours to join us for a short celebration of his wonderful long life at the family home on Sunday, January 14, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Gower, Dr. Lund, Shelley Lillie, and the staff at Hospice Wellington for their care and compassion. Donations in Ron’s memory to Hospice Wellington would be appreciated by the family.

HAYTER, Sarah Lucille (nee Fallon)

HAYTER, Sarah Lucille (nee Fallon) Born September 11, 1918. Died December 29, 2017. Born on a family farm near Port Dover, just as the Great War was coming to an end, Sarah later graduated from Hamilton General Hospital as a nurse and soon after joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Later, in WW11, she took her nursing skills to the Royal Canadian Navy. Following the end of her marriage to a naval pilot, she set out, in 1953, to begin a new life in the small, friendly city of Guelph. There she raised her young son Bryan as a single mother and established a distinguished career as a public health nurse and, later, as an addictions counsellor. Along the way, she took a break from her career to obtain a much cherished BA at the University of Guelph, studying there at the same time as her son. Throughout her long life, she was involved in local nature and conservation groups; became an expert knitter, seamstress and gardener; practiced green living habits before they were called that; and walked everywhere (a possible source of her longevity?) She was “Grammie” to her grandsons Simon (Liz), of Garden Bay, B.C. and Devon (Nichole) of Ottawa and provided unswerving support for their young lives. To her son Bryan (Monika) of Fergus, she was the rock of his existence. She provided unconditional love and was always ready for tea and a chat! Her wisdom and experience as a counsellor made her a good sounding board for her family and friends. Sarah had a long affiliation with St. James Anglican Church where she served in many capacities and developed several close friendships. Few of her contemporaries are around to read these words, but many family and church friends or their children, plus a few scattered relatives, remember her fondly. Heartfelt thanks to those faithful and welcome visitors to her little home at Riverside Glen; Rev.Trudy Lebans, Gary Thomson, Nan Hogg, JoAnn Hayter, Julie Wheeler-Bryant with Molly the dog, Donna Moore, Wendy Woodhouse, Frank Bayne and Lynn Borthwick. The care Sarah received during her year-long residency at Riverside Glen was outstanding and memorable. Her ashes will be interred in Port Dover Cemetery beside the remains of her parents William and Bertha Fallon and her two sisters Laura Fallon and Evelyn Andrews (nee Fallon) A celebration and appreciation for a good, long life, well spent, will occur in the spring. Her son Bryan will celebrate, especially, the fact that he was able to enjoy the comfort and companionship of having his mother as a part of his life for almost 70 years!

HOOD, Bruce Melvin

HOOD, Bruce Melvin Peacefully on Friday January 5, 2018 at Hospice Wellington, Guelph. Husband of Daphne and survived by his children; Randy (Ana), Kevin (Cecilia) and Marilyn and by Daphne’s children, Grant, Kevin (Michelle) and Jennifer (Derek). Bruce is grandfather to his grandchildren, Alexander, Connor, Caroline and Natalie as well as Daphne’s grandchildren, Aiden, Kaiya, Paulina, Raquel, Clark, Emily and Jack. He is also sadly missed by his brother Murray (Joan), sister Marina Fougere, dear friends Mike and Diana Leach and family as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. The family will receive visitors at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 442, 12 Dundas Street E., Erin, Ontario on Friday January 12, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in celebration of his life; and again on Saturday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at J. SCOTT EARLY FUNERAL HOME, 21 James St., Milton (905) 878-2669. At Bruce’s request, there will be a private funeral service, celebration of life and interment on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, Bruce would appreciate memorial donations to Prostate Cancer Canada, www.prostatecancer.ca; St. Andrew’s Special Friends Club, www.wwhealthline.ca; The Owl Foundation, www.theowlfoundation.ca or Hospice Wellington, www.hospicewellington.org. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.earlyfuneralhome.com

IRVINE, Marion Edna (nee Cameron)

IRVINE, Marion Edna (nee Cameron) With sadness, the family of Marion announces her passing on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Wellington Terrace, Fergus, ON. Marion was in her 98th year. Beloved wife for 59 years of the late Cecil W. Irvine (2005). Predeceased by her much loved daughter Nancy (2002) and by her sisters Jean Hibbert and Helen Honey and her brothers Willis and Don. Marion was born in Orangeville, ON and was a long-time resident of Grand Valley. She was a dedicated community volunteer, active member of Trinity United Church, Hereward Women’s Institute, and Participation House (Markham). Marion gave generously of her time and cared deeply for everyone around her. Her positive way of thinking and encouraging spirit will be remembered and missed. Dear cherished mother of Steve and Chris of Ariss, Glen and Lori of Elmira and Alan and Shirley of Grand Valley. Loving grandmother of Mark (Sarah Butler) and Greg (Allison Rubino); Brenda (Reg Martin) and Julie; Dean (Cortney), Craig (Celine), Scott (Stacey) and Peter. Fondly remembered by her 16 precious great-grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Family and friends gathered on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Trinity United Church, 17 King St., Grand Valley. Visitation started at 12 noon at the church, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at a later time. Donations to Participation House (Markham) or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. The family extends sincere appreciation to all the staff and volunteers at Wellington Terrace for the wonderful care and support they provided.

JOHNSTON, Elizabeth W. (Betty, nee Bruce)

JOHNSTON, Elizabeth W. (Betty, nee Bruce) age 91, surrounded by her loving family at Groves Hospital, Fergus passed away suddenly and peacefully from a 3 day illness. Betty grew up and raised her family in Fergus. Daughter to George and Marion Bruce, and predeceased by brother Bill, sister Margaret and son Rob (2005). Married in 1947 to Harry (deceased 1995). Survived by sons Bruce (Janice), Scott (Heather), and daughter-in-law Catherine (wife of Rob). Loved and missed by grandsons: Chris, Mitchell (Heather), Russ (Dawn), Kevin (Julie) and Steven; and by great-grandchildren: Caleb, Logan, Cole, Addison, Connor, and Emmett; and by cousin Margaret Box (nee Bruce). A celebration of Betty’s life will be held Saturday January 13, at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St S, Fergus. Visitation at 11am, service at 12 noon, with reception following. Interment will follow this summer in Prince Edward Island, next to her husband Harry. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Groves Hospital, Fergus or the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Betty’s family are extremely grateful for the time they shared with her on Boxing Day.

McDOUGALL, Gwendolyn (nee Alton)

McDOUGALL, Gwendolyn (nee Alton) Peacefully at Wellington Terrace with family by her side on Sunday January 7, 2018. Gwen McDougall in her 88th year of R R #5 Rockwood (Speedside). Predeceased by her husband Ross (1997). Loving mother of Larry of Guelph, Ken (Dianne) of Victoria BC, the late Judy (1969), Barbara Valentine of Fergus, Shirley (Bruce) Bolger of Ariss, and Bruce of Rockwood. Sister-in-law of Gloria Neifer. Predeceased by her brother John (Jack) Alton. Also predeceased by Ross’ brothers and sisters, Hilda (Jim) Hill, Ella (Adrian) Broderick, Reta (Robert) Lees, Donald (Gertie) McDougall and Robert McDougall. Loved Grandmother to Sandy (Aimee) McDougall, Chris (Amy) McDougall, Derek (Sandra) Bolger, Angela Osmond-Bolger, Greg (Sarah) Cantlon, Sheryl Cantlon, Mary (Mike) Mioska, Jeremy McDougall, Taylor and Morgan Valentine. Loved Great Grandmother to Sarah and Garrett McDougall, Madeline, Alexis, Caleb and Daniel McDougall, Emma Mioska, Adelaide and Lila McDougall, Carly and Paige Cantlon, Jake Beauchamp, Matthew, Dawson and Nathan Bolger, Kyla and Alyssa Osmond. One Great Great Grandson Declan Godden. Visitation for Gwen will be held at The Graham Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South, Fergus on Friday January 12th from 1-3pm followed by a funeral service being held in the funeral home chapel at 3pm. Interment to occur in the spring at Everton Cemetery. The family would like to give a huge thank you for the loving care and support Mom received during the last 4 months at Wellington Terrace. Also thank you to the PSW care she received when she was still in her home. ln lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gwen’s memory to the Wellington Terrace, Groves Hospital or Alzheimer’s Society.

MEWHINEY, Bruce Allan

MEWHINEY, Bruce Allan 1937-2018  Passed away peacefully at home, in his 81st year on January 5th 2018. Bruce will be dearly missed by his loving wife Edna Mewhiney, Daughter Bonnie Boire, daughter Lisa Hoegy and husband Scott Hoegy. Predeceased by Daughter Kim Nicklasson and husband Dwayne Nicklasson. Bruce will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Bryce Boire, Keshia Boire (Trevor Pringle), Dustin Nicklasson (Hayley), Matthew Nicklasson (Shannon Novak), Mark Nicklasson (Kelsie Mernagh), Austin Hoegy and Spencer Hoegy as well as great grandchildren Landon and Taylen Nicklasson. Bruce will be remembered by his sister Brenda Ciufo (Phil), brother-in- law George Howlett and sister-in- law Sharon Austin (Ken) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Carolyn Ineson. Visitation for Bruce was held at The Graham Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South in Fergus on Wednesday January 10th from 12-2pm followed by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel at 2pm. As an expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations being directed towards the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington or to The Ontario Lung Association.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com  519-843-3100

ROELOFSEN, Arend Willem

ROELOFSEN, Arend Willem It is with great loss that the family of Arend Willem Roelofsen announces his passing, peacefully, on Thursday January 4th, 2018 at his home in Eden Home Retirement Residence in his 91st year. Arend is survived by his wife of 66 years Maaike Roelofsen (nee Woudwijk) and his children Dolf (Cathy) Roelofsen, Jake (Brenda) Roelofsen and Renee (Don) Johnstone. Proud Opa to grandchildren, Crystal (Evan) Scott, Shawn Roelofsen, Daniel (Becky) Roelofsen, Katie (Curtis) Archibald, Greg Roelofsen, and Chris (Robyn) Johnstone. Predeceased by grandson Ian Johnstone, loved by his great grandchildren Jack Scott, Ben Scott, Oliver Roelofsen, Eva Roelofsen, Jacob Archibald, Benjamin Archibald, Liam Johnstone and Emily Johnstone. Arend was born in Arnhem, Holland and immigrated to Ormstown Quebec with his new bride Maaike in 1952. Arend and Maaike moved to Lindsay Ontario in 1953 to be closer to family. After taking a job at Brinton Carpets as a bookkeeper Arend and his family lived in Lindsay and Peterborough. Then taking a position with Harding Carpets, Arend and family moved to Collingwood as he built a career in textiles, eventually rising to the position of Plant Manager for Harding Carpets in Guelph. In 1991 he retired. He was an active member of the United Church, and enjoyed the weekly meetings of the Guelph Men’s Club. Arend loved to sing and sang Alto in church choirs, barbershop, and the Guelph Men’s Choir. He was a volunteer secretary treasurer for the Guelph Men’s Choir and for the social committee at Parkside Christian Village during the many happy years he lived there with Maaike. As a passionate golfer he did manage a hole in one at Blue Mountain Golf Course (Collingwood). He enjoyed travel to visit family in Europe, America and in Canada. Arend had special memories from his time in Florida both as a snowbird and board member of the retirement community he enjoyed. Faith and family were major influences in his life. At Arends request cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will take place at Memory Gardens, Breslau, Ontario at a spring inurnment. Memorial donations in memory of Arend can be made to Eden House Care Facility or organization of your choice.

TEEPLE, Tracy Karen Marie (nee Burt)

TEEPLE, Tracy Karen Marie (nee Burt) After a long struggle, Tracy passed away at the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, on January 6th, 2018 in her 54th year. Lovingly remembered by her children Amy Ramsay, Ryan Ramsay and Meranda Bandy. Sadly missed by her parents Tim and Jean Burt. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Josh, Morgan, Andrew, Katrina and Hannah. Survived by her sister Crystal Stewart and her husband Kris and their children Kori and Ainsley. Funeral Service for Tracy was conducted at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David Street South in Fergus, on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 1:00pm, with visitation from 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Lung Association. www.grahamgiddyfh.com

TURNBULL, Hilda

TURNBULL, Hilda Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Groves Memorial Hospital in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Turnbull (1988). Loving mother of daughter Penny McDonald (James 2004) of Fergus and son Gary (Gayle) of Richelieu, Quebec. Cherished Nana of Craig (Kim), Sherri (Jason), Kari-ann (Gilles), Kathy (Andy) and Brent (Sandy). Proud great Nana of Katelyn, Taylor, Zachary, Joshua, Zachary and Abbey. She is survived by Evelyn and Ann, both from Alberta. Hilda will be remembered and missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Service will be held at the Arkell United Church on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00am. Donations may be made in Hilda’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Association, Humane Society of Wellington and Groves Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home.

WHITE, Gary Lee

WHITE, Gary Lee It is with profound sadness the family of Gary White announces his passing on November 30, 2017 in his 65th year. While surrounded by his loved ones Gary lost his courageous battle with a glioblastoma. Cherished husband of Wanda (Shannon) White. Beloved father of Jared (Aarika Black) White and Joshua (Amanda McMeeken) White all of Ottawa. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Shirley (Rabb)(Shannon) Dennis of Palmerston. Loving brother to Rhonda Eaton (Dennis Fitzgerald) of Smiths Falls and brothers in law Brock (Tammy) Shannon of Harriston, Mark (Miranda) Shannon of Mississauga, Greg (Brenda) Shannon of Scarborough, Jeff (Kim) Shannon of London, Terry (Fran) Dennis of Drayton and sister in law Teri-Lin (Kevin) Mulholland of London. Much loved uncle of Nikki (Julie) White, Jeremy Malloy, Amanda, Chelsey (Lia), Matthew Eaton, Samantha (Jeremy) Gibson, Hugh (Sasha), Faith, Emily, Beth, Katherine, Drew, Lindsay (Alex) and Kara (Josh) Shannon, Greg (Jenn) and Chris Porter, Tom Dennis. Great uncle to Aiden and Abigail Porter, Sophia and Amelia Gibson. Predeceased by his father Glenn White, sister Brenda White, step father Eric Foster and fathers in law Harold Shannon and Ernest Dennis. Gary was followed in death by his mom Lorine Foster-White on December 16, 2017. Gary was known for his down to earth love of nature, big heart, quick smile and gentle presence. First and foremost he loved his God, family and friends. He was active in the Scouting movement for many years and served as Treasurer and Deacon at church. He enjoyed photography, biking, camping, fishing, woodworking, Tim Hortons coffee and action adventure TV shows and movies. We will draw strength from his fine example and celebrate his life with humour and many cherished memories. The funeral service for Gary was held on Monday December 4, 2017 in Ottawa followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Smith Falls.

WIGGINS, Darren

WIGGINS, Darren born March 7, 1965, died January 4, 2018. Survived by his dad, Brian; his mother, Madge; his sister, Melanie; his 2 nephews, Connor and Mac; and his dog Travis. Gone, but not forgotten. Donations can be made to Alma Street Animal Hospital in his name. Darren is being fondly remembered as kind, friendly and generous. He would have given you the shirt off his back to help.

WILLIAMS, Myra Charlotte (nee Carr)

WILLIAMS, Myra Charlotte (nee Carr) - Passed away peacefully at her home in Guelph on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018, Myra Williams, age 70 years, was the beloved wife for 17 years of the late Robert (Bob) Brian Williams (October 25, 2017). Since her early November cancer diagnosis, Myra maintained admirable strength and great courage in spite of her physical challenges. With the help of her loved ones, Myra was able to achieve her final wishes of living her last weeks at home. During her lifetime she was an active member of local community theatres and the IODE. Myra was the loving daughter of mother Isabel Carr, and predeceased father Howard Carr. She will be sadly missed by her sister Anna Carr, niece Ellen Carr (Pat), and her great niece Amelia. Myra is survived by her step children Daniel Williams, Jim Williams, and Kevin Williams (Jamie). She was the proud and most loving and loved grandmother of Cody, Lindsay, Taylor, Jamie, and Kimberley. Myra will be missed by longtime friends Julie Wheeler Bryant and Gary Bryant, and many, many more. Cremation has taken place. A service was held at Gilbert Macintyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the funeral home or send condolences online.
519-822-4731  www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.

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