It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Monday January 27, 2003 in his 69th year. Husband of Tessa for 47 years. Wonderful father to Fiona. Predeceased by his daughters Karen and Amanda. Very proud Grandad of Adam, Alexander, Jessica and Matthew. Bill was a retired member of the Metro Toronto Police Force (Sgt) and very proud of his service with the Scottish Cameronians.
Thank you to Dr. Gergovich, Dr. Stickney, the staff of Groves Memorial and Graham Giddy Funeral Home for their kindness. Private cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus, 519-843-3100.
McKay: William Charles (Bill)
Of Salem, formerly of Belwood, born May 28, 1918; passed away peacefully September 9th, 2003 at the Wellington Terrace Nursing Home, Elora. Predeceased by his dear wife, Clemintina (nee Fair) in 1976 and his parents Alexander Charles McKay and Mary Adelaide McKay (nee Campbell) of Manitoba, brother Colin and sister, Gertrude. Survived by his brother, James Cameron McKay of Neelin, Manitoba and sister, Edna May Davies of Abbotsford, British Columbia, and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many including the McManus family to whom Bill and Clemi were felt to be family. Visitation will be held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 37 Church St. Elora on Thursday September 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday September 12th, 2003, at 2:30 PM. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of one's choice as expressions of sympathy.
Passed away peacefully at the Wellington Terrace Nursing Home, Elora, on Monday April 14th, 2003 in her 89th year. Blanche was a longtime employee of the Ontario Dye Company in Waterloo. She is survived by her step-daughter Maureen Weber and her husband Don of Kincardine. Loved by 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Eric Wright, step-sons Kenneth & Eric Wright and 3 sisters Nellie Frederick, Lillian Burnhart and Edna Beaver.
Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 37 Church St., Elora, on Wednesday April 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 17th, at 11:00 AM from Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora. Rev. Kees Vandermey officiating. Private Interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall of the Church. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice as expressions of sympathy.
Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus on Saturday October 26th, 2002 at the age of 81.
Bob Chamberlain was born in Durham County, England in 1921. He immigrated to Canada with his parents and ten siblings in 1925. His sister Mabel was born in Canada. En route to the family farm they spent one memorable night at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. They farmed at Bethany near Elora for many years.
Bob joined the service in August 1942. He served overseas on the Canadian Hospital Ship "The Lady Nelson" from 1943-1946. Over 30 return trips of the Atlantic including several to the Mediterranean were made transporting the wounded back to Canada.
Bob and Florence spent fifty years in the Middlebrook area and moved to Fergus in 2000. He married Florence Gammie on July 1, 1942 in the parsonage at Bethany. He attended Bethany Public School. Bob worked at Galt Metal, Beatty Bros., in Fergus, the Royal Commissionaires in Guelph and was self employed for many years.
Bob spent many years on Pilkington Township Council, a period of this time as deputy-reeve and he sat on the Groves Memorial Hospital Board. He served a period of time as the Noble Grand at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Elora. He was also a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora.
Beloved husband of sixty years to Florence (Gammie) of Fergus. Loving father of Anne and her husband Teunis Haalboom, Earl and his wife Joan, David and his wife Brenda, Heather and her husband Bill Smith. Dear grandfather of Dana and her husband Richard Biasutto, Blayne and his fiancee Gillian, Blair and his girlfriend Julie, and Kevin.
Survived by his brother's Henry, Cliff , Ed and sister Mabel. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Florence, sister's Jennie, Flossie, Annie, Ivy, and Daisy, and brothers Joe, Gordon and Albert. Friends will be received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home 37 Church Street, Elora on Monday October 28th 2002 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora on Wednesday October 30th 2002, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kees Vandermey officiating. Interment Elora Cemetery.
Pallbearers for Bob were: Blayne Chamberlain, Blair Chamberlain, Kevin Chamberlain, David Chamberlain, Earl Chamberlain and Bill Smith. Honourary pallbearers were: Ralph Whitelaw, Mel McLeod, Russell Airdrie, Ted Hewitson, John Elmose, Ken Pritchard and Tillie Sargent.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Groves Memorial Community Hospital.
Suddenly at his home in Kitchener , on Friday February 28th 2003 in his 42nd year. Loving father of Aileen, Olivia and Lauren. Remembered by Lisa. Beloved son of Ken Pritchard and the late Phyllis Pritchard. Dear brother of Kendra Heseltine and her husband Terry of Elora, and Dayle Hammond and her husband Shawn of Elora. Brent will be remembered by his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel 37 Church Street, Elora on Monday March 3rd 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Elora Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to Groves memorial Community Hospital, or charity of your choice. (Cards available at the funeral home 846-5352.)
Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus on Saturday January 11th, 2003 in his 92nd year. Dear husband of Kirtsen Hall of Elora. Dad will be missed by Stephen Hall (Agnes Cseke) of Toronto and Nick Hall (Tracey McEwen) of Guelph. Grandpa of Logan and Georgia. Also missed by his step-children Rolf, John, Randi and Kari Reynolds. Predeceased by his parents, his son Tony (2001), one sister and one brother.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home, cremation has taken place. An informal gathering will be held at Brian's home, 275 Albert St. W., Fergus on Saturday February 22nd, 2003 from 2-6 PM.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus, 843-3100.
Pinkney, Brian George. Passed away suddenly on Thursday March 28, 2002 at his home in the Township of Wellington North. Brian Pinkney in his 49th year, will be sadly missed by his wife Carol Anne Pinkney (nee Irwin) of Elora. Brian is survived by his four children Trevor, Tim, Troy and Robbin. Loved son of George and Dorothy Pinkney of the Township of Centre Wellington and son in law of Ross and Doreen Irwin of Guelph. Dear brother of Jim and his friend Francis of Fergus and Ann Bayne and her husband Ron of Sarnia. Brian will be missed by a number of other family members and many friends. The family will receive their friends at the GRAHAM A. GIDDY FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL 280 ST. DAVID ST. S. FERGUS. From 7-9 P.M. on Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Monday. A complete funeral service will be held at the Barrie Hill United Church, County Road 29. On Tuesday April 2, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. With Rev Wendy MacFadzean officiating at the service. Followed by Cremation. Remembrances made to the Groves Memorial Community Hospital or the Elora Minor Sports would be appreciated by the family.
Hewitt, Bruce Edward
In the arms of his lord, passed away on May 28th 2002, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital , Fergus in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late of Beryl Hewitt (nee Fordham). Loving Father of Sharon and her husband Fred Calvert of Toronto, and Gayle and her husband Gary Kyle of Georgetown. Loving grandfather of Trevor, Erin, Blaine, and Kim. Bruce will be sadly missed by all. Friends will be received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel 280 St. David Street South, Fergus, on Thursday May 30th 2002 from 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Friday at 2:00 P.M. Cremation to follow. If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Shorey, Bruce Douglas.
Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, on Friday November 8th 2002. Beloved husband of Jeanne of Belwood. Loving father of Tricia and her husband John Lennox, Janet and her husband James Xystus, and Bob and his wife Wendy. Dear Papa of Sarah, Warren, Scott, Jesica, Kaitlin, and Steven. Dear brother of Gord and his wife Carole. Friends will be received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel 280 St. David Street, South Fergus on Sunday November 10th 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 2:00 PM. Cremation. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. John's United Church Belwood.
SANDERS: Carl Bruce
Passed away peacefully at the Wellington Terrace Home for the Aged, Elora, on Friday September 6, 2002, aged 78 years. Lovingly remembered by his sisters, Laura Penny (Art) of Cambridge, Ruby Sanders of Hamilton, Vi Woods (Roy) of Elora, Dorothy Cassells of Woodstock, Verna Rahn of Cambridge, and his brothers, Harvey (Marj) of Guelph, Earl (Mary) of Vineland, John (Millie) of Elmira. Sadly missed by the entire Buckton family. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, George and Charlotte and his brothers Ross and Elmer.
Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 37 Church St., Elora, on Sunday September 8, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held from the chapel on Monday September 9, 2002 at 1:00 PM. Interment in Elora Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Knox Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellington Terrace as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-846-5352.
Sidders, Catherine. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on Saturday August 17, 2002. Catherine, beloved wife of Campbell; loving mother of Ian , Derek and Roy; loving mother -in -law of Chris and Dianne; dear grandmother of Lindsay, Courtney, Brittany, Matthew, Neil, Scott, and Troy; loving sister of Betty, May and Anne; and sister-in -law of Anne, Myrna and Kathleen. Fondly remembered by many relatives in Scotland and friends in Mississauga and Fergus. Friends will be received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel 280 St. David Street, South, Fergus on Tuesday August 20th , 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (325 St. George St. W. ) Fergus on Wednesday August 21, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. Interment follows at Belsyde Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Whetstone, Catherine (Cathy) nee McCallum
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday May 9, 2003 at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus in her 46th year. Cathy beloved wife of Michael (Mike)Whetstone of Fergus. Loving mother of Brooke. Beloved daughter of Elwin (Bud) McCallum and the late Marjorie. Dear sister of Brenda and her husband Wayne Craft of Kitchener. Predeceased by her grand parents Minnie and Wilfred Fisher and her aunt Shirley. Will be missed by special friends Abby and Miles. Cathy will be remembered by relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel 280 St. David Street, South, Fergus, on Monday May 12th 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service on Tuesday at Melville United Church, Fergus at 2:00 P.M. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Guelph Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.
ROBERTSON: Charles Alexander
Peacefully on September 7, 2002 at his Cambridge home, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Florence Robertson (Halls). Loving father of Helen (John) Sheardown of Schomberg, Gwen Robertson of Georgetown, Marie Carney of Norval, Don (Diane) Robertson of Leduc, Alberta, Bruce (Lisa) Robertson of Newmarket and Sharon (Don) Varga of Cambridge. Also, he will be fondly remembered by his 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his sisters Lena and Lydia. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus, on Monday September 9, 2002 from 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday September 10, 2002 at 2:00 PM. Interment in Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. A reception will follow in the Wellington Room of the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation as expressions of sympathy.