Today's date: Friday February 24, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 08
   
column width padding column width padding
The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
39,994 Audited Circulation

 

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Facebook Slug
Woodlawn Memorial
column width padding column width padding

Obituaries

BAST, Dorothy Millicent (Skoyles)
DI GRAVIO, Lorenzo Domenico
EDWARDS, Emma - 1926-2017
FERGUSON, John
FRIZZELL, Margaret Marilyn
GRANT, Mary Irene (nee Mac Donald)
MATTHEWS, Lyle Hubert - 1932-2017
McDOUGALL, Ronald Wayne
McEWEN, Richard Ira “Rick”
MOORE, Vernon “Vern” John
ORTT, Sharon Lyn, April 23rd, 1943-February 13th, 2017
RUMPH, Pieterdina “Diny” (nee Drost)
SCHUHMACHER, Horst
SYMONDS, Margaret Mary
WALKER, Eleanor Hazel, 1928-2017
WALKER, Velma Mary (Molto)

 

BAST, Dorothy Millicent (Skoyles)

BAST, Dorothy Millicent (Skoyles), mother of Cheryl and Brad, avid bridge player, died on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care, Fergus. Born December 4, 1918 in London, England. Dorothy lived in London through to the end of the war. During the war in Chiswick, a suburb of London, she survived the nightly air raids of the “blitz”. Many a night was spent in the back yard “Anderson Shelter” or under the “Morrison Table” in the kitchen. She also lived within a few miles of the site where the first V2 rocket landed in London. After the war, Dorothy came to Canada as a “war bride” working at B.F. Goodrich with Betty Brutzki (nee Bast). Through Betty, she would meet her husband to be, Raymond Harold Bast, sharing 63 years together until Raymond’s passing June 28, 2013. Dorothy, a dedicated wife and mother, strong realist, is survived by her two children Cheryl (Brian Dolmer), Guelph, and Brad (Reinouw Bast-Tjeerde), Ottawa. Respecting Dorothy’s wishers, she has been cremated and there will be no funeral or visitation. Our thanks to all the staff at Wellington Terrace for their outstanding care in her final years. Donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to the Salvation Army or to Wellington Terrace Long Term Care, Fergus. Donation cards available at the Gilbert Macintyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph,  519-822-4731 or send condolences to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.

DI GRAVIO, Lorenzo Domenico

DI GRAVIO, Lorenzo Domenico - Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Guelph on Friday, February 10, 2017, in his 84th year. Lorenzo was the loved father of six children and is survived by the mother of his children, Maria Di Gravio and by Nick, Olivia Derkach (Stephen), Sabrina Grant (Cory), Gloria Hurtado (Manuel) and Luke. He was predeceased by his daughter, the late Jessica Hershey. He was a cherished and loving nonno to four grandchildren; Isabella, Zackary, Ava and Asher. He will be missed by his surviving siblings; Benito, Maria and Lucia and extended family. Born in a small Abruzzi village in Italy to a large family, he immigrated to Canada in the early 1960’s and was known for his love of reading, tinkering at his workbench in the family garage, and his frequent walks around the neighborhood. There were no strangers with papa and he always enjoyed exchanging lively conversation at the kitchen table over a glass of his homemade wine. Friends were received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 1-3 p.m.  Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre. Memorial contributions to the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation or Groves Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.
 

EDWARDS, Emma - 1926-2017

EDWARDS, Emma - 1926-2017. Passed away peacefully on February 17, 2017 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late George Edwards (2008). Survived by sons Fred (Jeanette) and Bob (Debbie) and daughters Susan (Paul) Hoag and Linda Edwards. She was a grandmother to 9 and a great grandmother to 8. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Sunday February 19th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday February 20th, 2017 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Emma’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the CNIB. Cards available at the funeral home.   www.grahamgiddyfh.com  519-843-3100
 

FERGUSON, John

FERGUSON, John - Peacefully on Sunday February 12th, 2017 at the Toronto General Hospital. John, in his 72nd year, beloved husband of Ann (nee Watson). Loving father of Robin Larkin (Mike) and Colin (Ana). Proud Papa to Shaelyn and Jonathan. Dear brother of Carol White (Kris) and the late Glen. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown on Saturday February 18th from 2:00-4:00 pm. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Lung Association or the Toronto General Hospital (Vascular Ward) would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com.

FRIZZELL, Margaret Marilyn

FRIZZELL, Margaret Marilyn of Fergus, Ontario, died suddenly of heart failure in her 62nd year on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Margie was born on April 19, 1955 in Grimsby, Ontario. She was raised and lived in Acton, Ontario for many years, before setting in the Elora-Fergus area. Margaret was the beloved mother of Bartrum, Robert, William, Tharren and all of their significant others. Her grandson Ty Irwin will miss his “Kokum” terribly as he was the light of her life.  Margaret is survived by and will be dearly missed by her parents Patricia and Dorson “Dobbie” Frizzell and her siblings James Frizzell, Catherine Milton, Tracey Prothmann and Carrie Proudfoot and their families. She will be sadly missed by many friends near and far. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Alban’s Church, 19 St. Alban’s Dr., Acton, on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Canadian Cancer Society, St. Alban’s Church or Native Women’s Association of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family. Rest in Peace our dear Margaret. On-line condolences may be made at www.mackinnonfuneralhome.com. www.mackinnonfuneralhome.comMacKinnon Family Funeral Home 519-853-0350 or 1-877-421-9860 (toll free).

 

GRANT, Mary Irene (nee Mac Donald)

GRANT, Mary Irene (nee Mac Donald) - With great sadness we announce the passing of Mary on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in her 64th year.  Daughter of the late John and Irene Mac Donald of Ennotville and loving sister of Linda Legate, Ann Coffey (Tom), Joanne Mac Donald (Reg Main) and Andy Mac Donald (Melissa). Missed by Samuel (Kristy) Legate, Nicholas Legate, Cory Main, Dana (Eivind) Main, and Shane Mac Donald. Predeceased by brother (John) Sandy, sister-in-law Rosemary and brother-in-law Lloyd.  Mary studied Interior Decorating at Fanshawe College and did graphic designs for Drimmies in Elora. She had a keen eye for detail and used that skill designing Kitchens for Bay Kitchen Gallery in Belleville. Mary will be remembered for her love of Antiques and Collectibles. She took great pleasure in finding a treasure that had been overlooked by others at a yard sale or a Fleamarket. It was rare for her to miss a Sunday stroll through the Aberfoyle Antique Market or the Christies Antiques and Vintage Shows. Friends and family will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, on Sunday, February 26th from 1 - 2 pm, with service to follow at 2 pm. There will be a reception after the service in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grand River Cancer Centre or Hospice Wellington.

MATTHEWS, Lyle Hubert - 1932-2017

MATTHEWS, Lyle Hubert - 1932-2017. Passed away peacefully on February 11, 2017 at Wellington Terrace in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Doris Matthews (Tuck). Lyle will be missed by sister Lois Dobbie, sisters-in-law Jeannette Witt, Marilyn MacQuarrie (Jim), Joan Snyder (Craig) and brothers-in-law Jim Tuck and Lloyd Tuck (Judy). He will be forever missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brother-in-law Robert Dobbie and the Tuck family in-laws. Lyle had a special love of horses, owning and racing them. He also had a special love for their dog “Teddy.” Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus on Tuesday, February 14 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Lyle’s memory to the Melville United Church, Groves Community Hospital or the Fergus Curling Club. Cards available at the funeral home.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com  519-843-3100
 

McDOUGALL, Ronald Wayne

McDOUGALL, Ronald Wayne, of Arthur passed away peacefully at the Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Friday, February 10, 2017 in his 75th Year. Beloved husband of the late Linda McDougall (2010). Dear father of Brent McDougall of Arthur and the late Troy McDougall (1989). Cherished grandfather of MacKenzie, Aiden and Evan. Brother of Karl McDougall and his wife Sharon Harrison of Guelph.  Predeceased by his parents Ivan and Mary McDougall and sister-in-law Shirley McDougall (2007). Fondly remembered by Sharon McDougall as well as by his nieces, nephews and a multitude of special friends. Ron was an employee of Armstrong Trucking for 15 years. The family will receive friends at the Arthur and Area Community Centre, 158 Domville Street, Arthur on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rev. Ed Charlton will conduct the Funeral Service in the Arthur and Area Community Centre on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to Arthur Minor Lacrosse would be appreciated by the family.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

McEWEN, Richard Ira “Rick”

McEWEN, Richard Ira “Rick” of Arthur passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at the Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Sunday, February 19, 2017 in his 64th year.Beloved husband of Joan (Woods) McEwen for 40 years. Cherished father of Shawn and Kelly McEwen of Fergus, Chris McEwen and Ally of London. Dearest grandfather of Brennen, Emmeline and Nicholas. Brother of Bryan and Shirley McEwen, Wyanda Jackson, Gwen and John Morrison, and Bonnie and Verne Davies. Brother-in-law of Mary McEwen, Mickie McEwen, Brian Woods, Wayne Woods, Ross Woods, David and Michelle Woods and Gail and Sandy Kelly. Son-in-law of Shirley Woods and Bob Robinson. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his parents Chester and Iva McEwen, Brothers Jim and Larry McEwen, brother-in-law Bill Jackson and father-in-law Clayton Woods. To honour Rick’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street, Arthur, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. Rev. Ed Charlton will conduct the Memorial Service of Remembrance in the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, would be appreciated by the family.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

MOORE, Vernon “Vern” John

MOORE, Vernon “Vern” John, of Mount Forest and formerly of Puslinch, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Chris Moore (nee Bonde). Loving father of Vern Moore and his wife Anna of Salem and Lisa and her husband Rob Reynolds of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of Danielle, David, Violet and Charlotte. Survived by his sister Marlayne Hall, his nephew Martin Hall and his brother-in-law David Bonde and his wife Patti. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

ORTT, Sharon Lyn, April 23rd, 1943-February 13th, 2017

ORTT, Sharon Lyn, April 23rd, 1943-February 13th, 2017. Born in Toronto, Lyn grew up in Barrie, Ontario. She completed her nursing training at Toronto East General Hospital, graduating in 1965. In 1966, she married John David Ortt; the young couple settled in Fergus shortly thereafter. After the birth of their daughter, Kelly, in 1970, the family moved to a farm in West Garafraxa. Having grown up in town, country living was new to Lyn. However, she would embrace it wholeheartedly for the rest of her life. By the early eighties, Lyn had left nursing behind and joined her husband in establishing the first of several pump companies. She would eventually start her own business, Just For You, selling nursing uniforms and promotional wear. Lyn loved gardening, a nice chardonnay, and her beloved Springhill Farm. In October 2014, Lyn was diagnosed with ALS. After 2 1/2 years of fighting the good fight, she decided enough was enough and quietly left us on the evening of February 13th. She is predeceased by her loving husband John David, her cherished brother Ric Miller, and her dear mother Ena Miller; she is survived by her daughter Kelly and son-in-law Steven. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South Fergus on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral service will be held at St. John’s United Church on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Groves Memorial Hospital Fund, or the charity of your choice.   www.grahamgiddyfh.com
 

RUMPH, Pieterdina “Diny” (nee Drost)

RUMPH, Pieterdina “Diny” (nee Drost) of Drayton peacefully went home to be with her Lord surrounded by the love of her family on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Wellington Terrace Nursing Home, Fergus  in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Hilbert Rumph for 60 years. Cherished mother of Alfred and  Helen Rumph of Drayton, Jacqueline and Ron Vanderwees of Winkler, Manitoba, Bernice Hoftyzer of Londsborough and the late Gerard Hoftyzer (2010), Nancy Rumph of Fergus and Arnold and Teresa Rumph of Drayton. Dearest Oma of Abigail, Annarose and Aidan Rumph; Jared, Michael and Felicia, Steven Vanderwees; Darryl and Jennifer Hoftyzer, Michelle and Mike DeWeerd, Krista Hoftyzer and fiancé Rob Scholten, Robert Hoftyzer; Erika, Matthew, Shawna, Joel Rumph. Great grandmother of Wesley and Greyson Hoftyzer. Sister of the late John Drost (2013) and Sharon Drost, the late Lucas Drost (2011) and Jane Drost Grace and Bert Geerlinks, Ann and Albert Rumph, Linda and Jake Marissen, Helen and Jerry McClymont, Jenny and Sid Sigtema,  and Alice and Fred Kuper. Sister-in-law of Henry and Lammie Rumph, Arnold and Cathy Rumph, Jake and Theresa Rumph, the late Hilda Steenbergen (2012) and John Steenbergen, Alice and Ralph Van Dyke. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends.Predeceased by her parents Lucas and Jantina Drost, and sister-in-law Annmarie Rumph (2006). The family received friends at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church, 88 Main Street East, Drayton, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. Pastor Paul Droogers assisted by Pastor Jake Snieder conducted the funeral service in the Drayton Christian Reformed Church on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. followed by interment in Drayton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Leprosy Mission of Canada (Effect:Hope) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

SCHUHMACHER, Horst

SCHUHMACHER, Horst - Passed away peacefully on February 19, 2017, in his 85th year. Horst was predeceased by his loving wife Joan and son John. Loving father of Sue and her husband Alex, Heidi and her husband Brad. Dear grandfather of Nicholas and Paul. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

SYMONDS, Margaret Mary

SYMONDS, Margaret Mary; Suddenly at Headwaters Health Care Center, Orangeville on Saturday February 11, 2017 in her 60th year.  Beloved wife and best friend of Garry Symonds of Erin. Cherished daughter of Eileen MacDonald of Oshawa, formerly of Toronto. Dear daughter-in-law of Johanna Pshyk of Toronto. Survived by her brothers Joey, Greg and Michael and sister Teresa.  Sadly missed by her faithful dog Nikita. The family received friends at The Butcher Family Funeral Home 5399 Main St. S., Erin on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.  The funeral service was held from the Butcher Chapel on Thursday February 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. Spring interment Erin Union Cemetery. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by family.  Cards available at funeral home or donations can be made online.

WALKER, Eleanor Hazel, 1928-2017

WALKER, Eleanor Hazel, 1928-2017.Passed away peacefully at home on February 16 2017 in her 89th year. Wife of the late Mansell Walker (1995). Dear mother of son Larry of Fergus, daughters Sharon (Doug) Gallagher of Victoria BC and Marilyn (Kevin) Johnston of Elora. Loving grandmother of Tyler (Leigha) Johnston and Brett (Lisa) Johnston both of Toronto. Eleanor is survived by brother Laverne (Marguerite) Williamson and sister-in-law Wilma Williamson, both of Mount Forest. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Earl Williamson, sister-in-law Marguerite (Gerald) Sauder and brothers-in-law Elmer (Isobelle) and John Walker. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. A funeral service was  held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11:00 am on the same day. Donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Groves Memorial Hospital, the MS Society or a charity of your choice. Cards available at the funeral home.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com   519-843-3100
 

WALKER, Velma Mary (Molto)

WALKER, Velma Mary (Molto). It is with great sadness in our hearts that the family announces the passing of Velma, on February 1, 2017 at the Guelph General Hospital, in her 92nd year, surrounded by her children.  Beloved wife of the late Hector for 57 years (2001). Loving Mom of LaVerne Halliburton (Doug Hagan), Doug (Dora), Ed (Gail) and Lori (Rob) Green. Cherished grandma to 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Velma will be sadly missed by her sister Cel (George) Smith, brothers Pat, Joe (Leola) and Vic (Thelma) as well as many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.Family received friends at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph, on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 12-2 p.m., followed by a service celebrating Velma’s life, in the chapel at 2 p.m. In memory of Velma, donations can be made to the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, or to the charity of one’s choice. Donation cards are available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or you may send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.
 

BACK TO TOP

Spacer

WHA In Memorium Promo

<a href="http://issuu.com/wellingtonadvertiser/docs/versebook-web?mode=window"><img alt="In Memoriam Verse Sample Book" src="http://www.wellingtonadvertiser.com/images/img_2030.jpg" /></a>

Download a PDF file of the In Memoriam Verse Sample Book

BUZZ

Centre Wellington Bro Show returns March 3
Smash-Up Derby featured at Scouts’ Kub Kar Rally
Local diabetes office closing
Organizers cancel Fergus Wedding Show

COLUMNISTS

Ted Arnott, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP
Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: It’s time to speak out

Digital Publications

 •  Browse Our Publications
 •  Highland Games 2015 Pictorial Book
    —  
 •  Acton Fall Fair
 •  Community Guide
 •  The Community News
 •  Drayton Fair Book
 •  Digital Flyers
 •  Erin Fall Fair
 •  Fergus Fall Fair
 •  Groves Foundation
 •  Guelph Township Horticultural Society
 •  Fergus Scottish Festival
 •  Inside Wellington Archives
 •  Lions Club Home & Leisure Show
 •  Mapleton Community Guide
 •  Minding Our Business Archives
 •  NEXANS Celebrating 50 Years in Fergus
 •  Purebred Sheep Breeders of Ontario
 •  70th anniversary of D-Day Feature
 •  Equine
 •  Wellington County Plowing Match
 •  Wellington North Guide
 •  Wellington OPP Annual Reports
 •  Wellington Weddings
 •  Wellington Advertiser - Newspaper Week

column width padding column width padding column width padding

The Wellington Advertiser

News

Opinion

Community

Deaths

Digital Publications

Classifieds


Twitter Logo

Free Press News Network Logo