FERGUSON: Joseph W. (Joe)
Peacefully after a lengthy illness at Groves Memorial Community Hospital on Saturday May 18th, 2002 in his 77th year. Loved and missed by his wife Gene (Louttit) of 55 years. Dad will be sadly missed by his four daughters who thank him and love him dearly: Deanna Gordon of Kitchener, Peggy Ferguson of Hamilton, Susan Gunn and her husband Gordon of Owen Sound and Mary Cass and her husband Trevor of Lake Erie. Grandpa will be missed by David, Sarah and Jeremy. Remembered by his loyal and special brother Harry Ferguson and his wife Betty of Fergus. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Margaret, and his grandson Michael Gordon.
Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus on Tuesday May 21st, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday May 22nd, at 11:00 AM. Rev. Rienk Vliestra officiating. Interment in Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. A reception will follow at the Rec. Centre of Pine Meadows. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association, St. John's United Church, Belwood, or the charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy and may be obtained by contacting the funeral home at 843-3100.
Of Southampton, formerly of Kitchener, passed on peacefully with his family by his side on Friday May 17th, 2002, in his 69th year. John was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by Isobel his wife and best friend of 40 years. A loving and caring father and proud grandfather, he will be truly missed by Margaret, Alan and Scott, son-in-law Tom and daughter-in-law Stacy, as well as his only grandson, Nick Shangas. John will also be missed by his brothers and sisters: Marion Hoegner and her husband Steve of Waterloo, Russell Airdrie and his wife Gerry of R.R. #1, Guelph, Isabelle Trowbridge and her husband Chuck of Windsor, Albert Airdrie and his wife Mavis of Lloydminster, Sask., Marg Merry and her husband Chuck of Guelph, Judy Hillson and her husband Bob of Guelph, Stan Airdrie and his wife Louise of Brantford, and Bruce Green and his wife Donna of Ottawa. Also, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David and Norma Moyes and Watson and Kathleen Moyes and their families in Scotland. John will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and many close friends from both here and in Scotland. Predeceased by his parents, David Airdrie and Ida Dunbar, his step-mother Alice Green and his sister Marjorie Jean as a toddler. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 37 Church, St., Elora, on Monday May 20th, from 7-9 PM and on Tuesday May 21st, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday May 22nd, 2002, at 2:00 PM. Interment in Elora Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Oddfellows Hall, Elora. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy and may be obtained by contacting the funeral home, 846-5352.
John DeBoer retained the charm and humour that characterized his life, remaining lucid and gracious until drawing his last breath at seven o-clock on the morning of July 12, 2003, at the age of sixty-seven.
He leaves behind Grace, his loving wife and friend of 50 years, and his devoted children, Hennie Denny and Chris Miller of Salem, William and Maria DeBoer of Salem, Kate DeBoer of Salem, Arnold and Suzanne DeBoer of Elora, Sandra and William Baird of Elora, Evelyn and Bill Henderson of Fergus, and his twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters Miny and Gerrie of Holland and his brothers Thy's of Elora, Henk of Brantford and Gerry of Renfrew.
John enjoyed life. He enjoyed soccer, golf, fishing and international checkers. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed people. He enjoyed work and play with equal gusto. From boyhood on he dreamed of having room to live, of fixing tractors and flying airplanes. As a young man he married the girl of his dreams and took her to the country of his dreams. After years of hard work as a farm hand, welder, truck driver and mechanic he created a successful farm equipment dealership from nothing more than a dream. John was a man who realized dreams. He was a man without regret or fear. He was connected to life and higher power through a personal understanding of Jesus. He flew his own plane. He created a three-cottage paradise on his own island in Lake Tyson near Sudbury. This Blueberry Island was, as were all John's labours, a labour of love, and he shared it freely with his many friends and large extended family.
John passed away at his Salem home in the presence of his devoted wife and every one of their children and their children's spouses. It was in fact the very same group that had convened just four months prior to learn of his cancer, only now to finally partake of his passing instead of only beginning to prepare for it. No one had ever died less alone or had a more loving and tearful sendoff. It gave firsthand insight into John's view of eternal life. We felt his spirit absorbed by those he loved and who loved him. And, although he will be sorely missed, we have no doubt that he will thereby continue on forever.
Friends and relatives are invited to share in a memorial service for John at the Central Pentecostal Church, Elora on Saturday July 19th, 2003 at 1:00 PM followed by a time of visitation and reception from 2-4 PM in the Church Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Christian Children's Fund as expressions of sympathy. Cards are available through the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Elora, 519-846-5352.
JAMES, JOHN MARK.
Suddenly on Monday July 14, 2003 at his home in Elora. John James age 56 of Elora. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Windsor) James. Dearest father of April James and her husband Rory Ashman of Guelph, and Andrew James of Elora. Loved grandpa of Meshech. Loved brother of Peter James of Alma and loving son of Jean James of Eden Mills and the late Howard James. John will be sadly remembered by the rest of the family and a host of friends. The family will receive their friends at the GRAHAM A. GIDDY FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 37 Church Street, Elora. From 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home in Elora on Thursday July 17, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. Followed by interment at the Elora Cemetery. Donations in remembrance of John may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Passed away at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus on Sunday July 20, 2003 aged 73 years. Beloved husband of Wilhelmina (nee Van den Boom) for over 40 years. Loving Dad of Leroy and his wife Wilene of R.R. #1 Clifford and Paul and his wife Jody of R.R. #1 Arthur. Sadly missed by his sisters Gerda Windmoller of Acton, Dieny Van Aspen of Holland, Liely Johnsen of Holland, Josephine Hermans of Holland and his brothers Arnold Leyen of Carlyle, Wim Leyen of Holland and Jos Leyen of Holland. Dear grandpa of Tyler, Mitchell, Christopher, Phil and Chad. Predeceased by his parents Josephus Leyen and Hendrika Duis, his son Jeff and his sister Ans Van Kasteren.
Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus on Wednesday July 23, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday July 24th, 2003 at 11:00 from the St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Fergus. Interment in St. Mary's - St. Joseph's R.C. Cemetery, Elora. A reception will follow in the St. Joseph's Parish Centre. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Guelph General Hospital as expressions of sympathy.
MacPherson, John A. (Jack)
Suddenly at Groves Memorial Community Hospital , Fergus on Wednesday December 11, 2002 in his 83rd year. Loving Husband of Mae McKee of Fergus. Predeceased by his 1st wife Margaret Jean (Sept. 29/00) and his daughter-in-law Doreen (June 4/02) Dear father of Jim and his wife Margaret of Terra Cotta, Bruce and his wife Janet of Acton, Glen and his wife Carolyn of London, Kentucky, and Doug and his wife Letha of Summershade , Kentucky. Grandfather of Mark ,Jayne, Karly and Tabatha. Great grandfather of Meghan and Zachary. Stepfather of Harold, Larrie, and Terri, and Greg McKee and Wanda Shiels Survived by his Brother's-in-law Neil and Esther Morton of MacGregor and Bill and Yvonne Morton of Hepworth. Friends will be received at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel on Saturday December14th 2002 from 7-9pm and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday December 16th 2002 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church ,Fergus at 11am . Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Groves Memorial Community Hospital.
WITTICH: John Henry
Peacefully after a bravely fought battle with non Hodgkins Lymphoma, surrounded by the love of his family, on Tuesday September 10, 2002 at Groves Memorial Hospital, aged 66 years. Sadly missed by his wife Margaret (nee Laughlin). Also missed by his children, Doug Wittich and his wife Janine of Sooke, B.C., Sandra Nikolasevic and her husband Paul of R.R. #5 Guelph, Laurie Wittich and her husband Gerry Osborne of Guelph, and Brad Wittich and his wife Becky of Elora. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Sean, Kelsey and Kelby Wittich, Candice, Lucas and Taylor Nikolasevic, Zach, Sophie and Erika Charbonneau and Andrew and Maggie Wittich. Also remembered by his brothers Rev. Cecil Wittich and his wife Sharon of Waterloo, and Elwyn Wittich and his wife Myrna of Alberta, and his sisters, Thelma Lee and her husband Guy of Drayton, Marion Norris and her husband Bob of Fergus and Evelyn Freiburger and her husband Bert of Kitchener. Survived by his brothers-in-law Lorne Laughlin and his wife Diane of Rockwood, Roy Laughlin and his wife Jean of Guelph, John Laughlin and his wife Shirley of Clifford, Bernie Campbell and his wife Norma of Guelph and his sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wilson and her husband Roger of Barry's Bay and Mary Melitzer and her husband David of Winterbourne. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Howard and Julia Wittich, sister-in-law Helen Campbell and parents-in-law Jack and Ruby Laughlin.
Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 37 Church St., Elora on Thursday September 12th, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, Elmira, on Friday September 13th, 2002, at 2:00 PM. Cremation. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall of the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the West Montrose United Church as expressions of sympathy.
Following a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday August 11, 2002 at the Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus. Joyce Doyon (nee Bailey) of Fergus in her 68th year, beloved wife of the late Wilfred Doyon (1997). Loving mother of Lois Doyon-Gupta and her friend Jim of Ottawa and Laura Barkhouse of Fergus. Loved grandmother of Kevin, Kelly of Fergus and Adam of Ottawa. Dear sister of Marjorie Bailey and her husband Richard Green of Nelson B.C. Dear sister in law of Gay Ryckman of Fergus. Joyce is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and other family members. Pre-deceased by her sisters Hazel Bailey, Donna Young and brother Jim Bailey. The family will receive their friends at the GRAHAM A. GIDDY FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL 280 ST. DAVID ST. S. FERGUS. From 7-9 P.M. Monday. Followed by a complete service in the chapel on Tuesday August 13 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor A. Roberts of Bethel Baptist Church, o fficiating at the service. Followed by interment in the family plot on August 14th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. in the Reedsville Cemetery, North Hatley Quebec. Remembrances to the Cancer Society or the Groves Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Bradbury, Gordon Kenneth passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus Ontario, on Thursday August 1st 2002 in his 62nd year. Beloved husband and best friend of Evelyn . Cherished father of Susanne, and Owen. Dear son of Elizabeth and the late John Bradbury. Brother of Ronald and his wife Dulcie, Wilson and his wife Mary of Maine, Florence and her husband Roy Andrews, Vincent and his wife May of Minden, Ontario and Beatrice. Predeceased by his brother Graham. Friends were received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus on Friday from 7-9 PM. and will be received at Moore Funeral Home Coley's Point on Sunday August 4th 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held at St. John The Evangelist Church, Coley's Point on Monday August 5th 2002 at 2:00 P.M. For more information, please contact the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus, 843-3100.
Irving, Colin (Kent)
With dignity and grace at his home on May 5, 2003. Kent will be remembered as a truly wonderful and loving husband, stepfather, doting grandpa, loving son,
brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and loyal friend. He will be forever missed by his wife Catherine (nee Malloy), his stepsons David Peace and his wife Susan of Edmonton and Steven Peace and his wife Caroline of Fergus. Granddaughters Sarah and Elizabeth Peace will deeply miss their special farm Grandpa. Kent was known for his sense of humor , quick wit, passion for life and never ending supply of unconditional love. He will be missed by all those who were fortunate to have been a part of his life. A celebration in his honor of his life will be held at St. John's Community Church in Orton on Saturday May 10th 2003 at 2:30 P.M. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and may be made by contacting the Graham A Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, Fergus.
Scinocca, Kimberley Ann
Passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer with her loved ones by her side, on Sunday January 19, 2003 in her 46th year.
Beloved wife of Paul Scinocca. Cherished and eternally loved mother of Joshua , Mathias and Zachariah. Loving daughter of Patricia and the late Joseph Hillman of Sarnia. Dear sister of Catherine and Fernando Rocca, Mark Hillman, and the late Michael Hillman. Loved member of the Scinocca Family. She will be sadly missed by many relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel 280 St. David Street, South Fergus on Monday January 20, 2003 from 7-9 P.M. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Fergus on Wednesday January 22, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. Interment, St. Mary's - St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Elora
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kim Scinocca Memorial Fund c/o Family Counseling and Support Services, or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Wellington Terrace Home for the Aged, Elora on Monday January 27, 2003, in her 83rd year. Dear wife of the late C. Brian Hall (January 11, 2003). Mom will be missed by John, Randi, Kari, Rolf (Leslie), Stephen (Agnes) and Nick (Tracy). Dear grandmother of Katrina, Jennifer, Sonya, Orin, Logan and Georgia.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. An informal gathering will be held at Brian and Kirsten's home, 275 Albert St. W., Fergus on Saturday February 22, 2003 from 2-6 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellington Terrace Nursing Home as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. S. Fergus, N1M 2L5, 519-843-3100.
Kirsten's family wish to express deep gratitude to the staff of Wellington Terrace for their compassion and caring.