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BROOKS, Hilary Anne
EDEN, Jean
FAIRWEATHER, Dorothy Eleanor (nee Bridge)
GILBERT, Florence
MURRAY, John Ronald
PETTIT, Barbara Jane Frances


BROOKS, Hilary Anne

BROOKS, Hilary Anne – Passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Hilary Anne Brooks, age 32 years, was the loving daughter of Gladys Stephenson and Ron Brooks. She was the loving sister of Jenni Brooks and Payton Brooks. Hilary was the beloved granddaughter of Kay Clark. Private cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada or to the Humane Society of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, 519-822-4731 or may be left online at We will sorely miss her wicked humour, her insightful love of animals and her unique sense of those people who were good.

EDEN, Jean

EDEN, Jean - Jean Eden (nee Plant), of Kitchener and formerly of Mount Forest, passed away at Lanark Heights Long-Term Care Community, Kitchener on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Norm Eden. Loving mother of Shirley and her husband Wayne Miller of Waterloo, Margaret and her husband Paul Cooper of Elmira, Gord Eden and his wife Nancy of Waterloo, and Paul Eden of Waterloo. Cherished grandmother of Steven Miller and his wife Jennifer, Kim and her husband Brian Schnittke, Ken Cooper and his wife Ann, Kim Carroll, Kelly Cooper and his wife Leslie, Christopher Eden and his partner Devin Yantzi, Amanda and her husband Harold White, Austin Eden, and Kelsie Eden. Fondly remembered by her many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her infant son Ronnie Eden, and her siblings, Lindsay, Archie, Dennis, May, Bessie, Reuben, and Murray. Friends called at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Monday, August 6th from 6 – 8 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Jean’s life was held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with visitation prior to the service from 10 – 10:45 a.m. Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Varney. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to SickKids Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

FAIRWEATHER, Dorothy Eleanor (nee Bridge)

FAIRWEATHER, Dorothy Eleanor (nee Bridge) Passed away on August 4th, 2018 at Wellington Terrace. She was in her ninety first year. She was predeceased by her husband (Bill) of over sixty years, She was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Bridge of Palmerston. She was predeceased by three brothers, Milton, Norman and Earl, three sisters Mina (Davies), Audrey (Wilson),and Mary (Brown), and two brothers in law Ivan (Fairweather),and Arthur (Fairweather). She is survived by three sisters in law, Florence (Milton Bridge),Shirley (Arthur Fairweather), and Margaret (Carl Hall). She will be missed by her immediate family, sons Ken (Michael Lyall), Jim (Janice) her two granddaughters Jenny, Karin (Fraser Brown) and her great grandson Atwood. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews. Dorothy and Bill operated Fairweather’s General Store and Post Office in Alma for over twenty years where they made many lifelong friends. They then moved to Elora where Dorothy worked in many retail businesses, finally retiring from Shoppers Drug Mart. The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage River Retirement Residence for all the support they gave Mom during her years there, we would also like to thank the staff at Wellington Terrace for the excellent care and compassion that they showed Mom in her final months. Memorial Service for Dorothy will be held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 37 Church Street East in Elora, on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 12:00pm, with visitation from 10:00am. Private family interment. Memorial donations may be made to Wellington Terrace, Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of choice.  519-846-5352

GILBERT, Florence

GILBERT, Florence Florence Marion (Moore) Gilbert of Harriston passed away at Palmerston & District Hospital on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in her 84th year. Beloved wife for 65 years to Frank Gilbert. Dear mother of Ronald and Mary Beth Gilbert of Harriston, and Kenneth and Twyla Gilbert of Elmira, and dear mother-in-law of Lyle Reid of Belgrave. Survived by her grandchildren Krista and Cory Kuncio of Allentown, PA, Troy Gilbert of Harriston, Mike Reid and Liz Stokes of Barrie, Darryl Gilbert of Saguenay, QC, Adam Gilbert of Burlington, and Andrew Gilbert and Neramith Khamvongsa of Mississauga, and by her great-grandchildren Jason Reid, Kayden Kuncio and Cameron Kuncio. Dear sister of Florene Sills of Durham and Margaret Church of Harriston, and sister-in-law of Myrtle Gilbert of Palmerston and Rita Gilbert of Walkerton. Remembered by her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Debbie Reid, by her sister Elaine Weber and husband Gerald, by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Margaret and Jack Stone, Laura Gilbert, Leslie Gilbert, Roy Gilbert, Paul Gilbert, Dick Church, and Don Sills, and by her parents Milton and Agnes Moore. Friends may call at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Sunday, August 12th from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Harriston United Church on Monday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to Palmerston & District Hospital - Palliative Care, or Harriston Legion # 296 would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at


HOCKRIDGE, Marjorie - Marjorie Anne Hockridge of Mount Forest, passed away at the Saugeen Valley Nursing Center, Mount Forest on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. Beloved mother of Gail Hockridge of Bracebridge and the late Lynn Gallagher. Grandmother of Shawn Gallagher and Sarah of Kingston, Michael Gallagher of Kingston, Daniel Gallagher and Tanya Stevens of Ganaoque, and Terri-Lynn Bailey of Kingston. Proud great-grandmother of Courtney-Lynn, Sarah, Emma-Lynn, Naveah, William, Tim, Stephanie, Hunter, James, Tanner, and Nate. Marjorie will be missed by many friends and her extended family. Predeceased by her former husband Lloyd Hockridge. The family would like to thank the staff at the Saugeen Valley Nursing Center for their excellent care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation celebrating Marjorie’s life was held on Friday, August 3rd from 5-7 p.m. at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

MURRAY, John Ronald

MURRAY, John Ronald of Clifford passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at the Palmerston and District Hospital on Friday, August 3, 2018 in his 80th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Amelia (Carruthers) for 60 years. Cherished father of Deborah Simmons (Ron), the late David Murray (1972), Dianne Schieck (Brad), Nancy Gibson (Gary), Helen Murray (Ken Batte), Alphonse Murray (Crystal). Grandfather of the late Wade Simmons (2000), Tamara, Shelby (Kristen); Victoria (Alvin), Kevin (Alanna), Scott (Niki), Stephen; Tiffany (Jamie), Jesse (Nikki), Riley; Joni, Jami (Alex) Joseph, Jerica (Luke); Shawnee, Sierra. Cherished by his great grandchildren Trinity, Tristan, Amelia; Skylar, Cole, Brodi; Marissa, Kendra, Austin, Janessa, Olivia; Elizabeth. Brother of Frank and Bernice Murray, Leo Murray, Margaret Anne Dales, Eleanor Kraemer, Joan Murray, Gerald and Nancy Murray, Barb and Doug Schmidt and Elaine Fisher. Brother-in-law of Marilyn MacIntyre, Don and Marilyn Bannerman, Marion Mowbray, Jerry and Joan Mowbray, Sharyn and Alex Thompson and Alan Mowbray. Predeceased by his parents P. A. and Gertrude Murray and Amelia’s parents David and Margaret Carruthers and step father Virden Mowbray, sister Veronica and Keith McCarter brothers Ab and Gloria Murray, Charlie Murray, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Imelda Murray, Bob Dales, Lorne Kraemer, Donald Fisher, Donald MacIntyre, Janet Bannerman and John Mowbray. To honour John’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street, Arthur on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held in the Arthur Legion Branch 229, 281 George Street, Arthur on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Palmerston Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


OFFICER, Elwyn - Elwyn Grant Officer of Mount Forest, passed away at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, on Monday, August 6th, 2018 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Marion Officer (nee McRobb). Dear father of Judy and her husband Rick Brownrigg, Jane and her husband Scott Coburn, Ellen and her husband Mike Lenaers and Wayne Officer. Loving grandfather of Marc Brownrigg (Aya Tagami), Ryan Brownrigg, Kaitlin Coburn (Chad Dent), Justin Coburn (Erin McLellan), Cole Lenaers and Ben Lenaers. Brother of Laverne Officer and his wife Anne and brother-in-law of Ross McRobb and his wife Rilla, and Doug Good and his wife Sharon. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by siblings Florence Ferrier and her late husband Wilbert, Bob Officer and his late wife Ruby, Archie Officer, Ila and her late husband Stuart Ireland, and Norman Officer and his late wife Inga. Friends called at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, August 8th, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Elwyn’s life will be held at the Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest, on Thursday, August 9th, at 1:30 p.m. with visitation being held at the church prior to the service from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, Cancer Patient Services or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

PETTIT, Barbara Jane Frances

PETTIT, Barbara Jane Frances  June 24, 1941 - August 6, 2018. The Reverend Barbara Pettit died at home in Fergus, Ontario on Monday, August 6, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving family, John her husband of 55 years, her son Andrew (Susan) of Stoney Creek, her daughter Heather (Simon) Tinker of Burlington and her 6 grandchildren Turner, Erin, Megan Pettit and James, Adam and Blake Tinker. She is also survived by her sister in law Jane (Rudy) Holland of Tecumseh Ontario. Barbara was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1988 after her children had grown. She served as a curate at St. John’s Anglican Church in Ancaster and was appointed the rector of St. James Anglican Church in Fergus in 1990. She served St. James until 1998 at which point she served as an honorary assistant at the Anglican Church of the Apostles (St. James and St. Matthias) in Guelph. Barbara was a keen curler. She was a past president of the Business Women’s Curling section at the Burlington Curling Club, a long time member of the Fergus Curling Club and the Guelph Interfaith Curling Club. Barbara enjoyed her flower gardens and her quilting. She and John enjoyed their travels to many parts of the world. The family would like to thank all those who provided support for Barbara during her long battle with cancer including our wonderful neighbours, care givers and clergy. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Church of the Apostles (St. James and St. Mathias), Paisley Rd. and Glasgow St. in Guelph on Saturday August 18 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Canon Trudy Lebans officiating. Visitation will take place before the service at the church from 10:00 a.m. with a reception at the church to follow the service. Memorial donations may be made to The Church of the Apostles (St. James and St. Matthias) or a charity of your choice.  519-843-3100



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