Today's date: Monday May 28, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 21
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CARTER, John Lewis
DAY, Clifford Oscar
GILL, Mitchell Adam
LANG, Sylvia Irene (nee Hart)
MARTIN, Edwin J.


CARTER, John Lewis

CARTER, John Lewis (June 27, 1922 – April 25, 2018) Surrounded by love it is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mr. John Lewis Carter on April 25, 2018 at Wellington Terrace. John enjoyed a full and healthy 95 years and will be dearly missed by his large community of friends and family both near and far. Predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Audrey and George Koistinen and his baby brother James, John will be sorely missed by his “adopted girls” Debbie and Heidi, his nieces and nephews Julie (John), Carter-Ann (Peter), Bonnie (Steve), Phil (Robin) and Allen (Kathy); his grand nieces and nephews Patty, Katie, Tim, Jamie, Kristen, Bryson, Brooke, Carter, Geordie, Scott and Adam; and a cascade of great-grand nieces and nephews spanning three generations. Visitation will be held at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral service to be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 325 St. George St. West, Fergus on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00am. All are welcome. Donations to Wellington Terrace for recreational and gardening activities are welcome, for those wishing to do so.

DAY, Clifford Oscar

DAY, Clifford Oscar passed away peacefully in his 77th year on May 19, 2018 at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, with his family by his side. Clifford is survived by his brother Joe (Jane) of Milton, sister Lorraine of Calgary and sister-in-law Brenda Day and brother-in-law John Tantardini. He will be lovingly remembered by Denise and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents David and Kathleen, sisters Mary Tantardini, Joan Harrison (Doug) and brothers Brian and Daniel. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 37 Church St. East, Elora Ontario on Tuesday May 22, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 760 St. David St. North, Fergus, Ontario on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clifford’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.


GASCHO, Trent passed away at his home in Drew on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the age of 51 years. Steven Trent Gascho was the husband of Lisa Gascho, father of Robbie Gascho and Elsie Kenwell, and John Reed, and grandfather of David Gascho, all of Harriston. Trent is survived by his mother Helen Gascho of Harriston, and his sisters Wanda Gascho White and David White of Toronto, and Sherri Gascho Welch and Tim Welch of Cambridge. He was predeceased by his father Jack Gascho. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at

GILL, Mitchell Adam

GILL, Mitchell Adam – May 1, 1988 - May 18, 2018 It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Mitchell Adam Gill suddenly on May 18, 2018 after a long illness. He leaves behind his grieving mother, Kelly Anne Meckling and her partner David Courtney, his heartbroken father, Jon Jo Gill and step-mother, Mechelle Gill, and his devastated little brother, Spencer Russell Gill. Mitchell was born in Toronto Ontario and though he moved back and forth across the country several times, was a steadfast Leafs and Blue Jays fan. Mitchell started cooking in Elora when he was 14 and eventually completed Culinary Management at Georgian College in Barrie. He was a truly lovely soul and cared passionately for his family and friends. He loved to play video games and watch MMA with his brother, golf and cook with his dad and spend time at his mom’s cottage fishing with Dave. He was so loved and will be terribly missed. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive their friends at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 12 - 2 p.m. A Celebration of Mitchell’s Life will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the funeral home fellowship lounge. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his name to: The Salvation Army Kingston Harbour Light. Donation cards are available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or you may leave your condolences and donations online at

LANG, Sylvia Irene (nee Hart)

LANG, Sylvia Irene (nee Hart) passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Guelph General Hospital in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Lang (1998). Loving mother of June Lang of Priceville, Harry Lang and his wife Kathleen of Chilliwack, BC, Robert Lang and his wife Diane of Alma. Predeceased by son Jim Lang (1984). Cherished grandma of Kathy, Doug, David, Kelly-Jo, Kara, Nadia, Jimmy, Angie, Courtney and Kevin. Proud great grandma of Megan, Kristine, Erin, Ethan, Anaka, Kalan, Josephine, William, Brandon, Trevor, Brianna, Emma, Isabelle, Bentley and Grayson. Great great grandma to Cowan. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St South, Fergus on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00am. Donations may be made in Sylvia’s memory to Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

MARTIN, Edwin J.

MARTIN, Edwin J. - Passed away peacefully on May 19, 2018, at Innisfree House, Kitchener, at the age of 86 years.  Edwin Martin, of Arthur and lately of St. Jacob’s Place, was the loving father of Jeff Martin (Lisa) of Burlington, Jon Martin (Darcy) of Invermere, BC, James Martin (Christine) of Squamish, BC, and Julie Martin (Eddie) of Great Meadows, New Jersey, and grandfather of Amelia, Riley, and Daniel; Cory and Jessie; Mikayla and Shondra. Edwin is survived by his siblings Saloma Smith, Leah Martin, Alvin Martin, Anna Kelly, Don Martin and Reg Martin, and Ruth Martin (the mother of his four children). He was predeceased by his brother Manny Martin, parents, Peter and Lovina Martin, and wife, Lynn Goranson. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews and his large extended family. Ed was a well-loved teacher of math and computer science at Elmira District Secondary School, from where he retired in 1987 after over 20 years as an educator. He always loved to learn, to discover, to read and to travel, and especially to drive across this great country, which he had done countless times since his first trip to Alberta in 1955. A very special thank you to Katie, Teri-Lynn, and all of the amazing nurses, PSWs and volunteers at Innisfree House for their tremendous care, and their incredible support of our entire family. The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 3-6 p.m., and from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. Interment in Hawkesville Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Innisfree House would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.



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