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ONTARIO - Guelph - Gilchrist Chapel Obituaries - 8

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 17 March 2009, at 7:45 p.m.

Edith Annie Knox
Peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Edith Annie (Beattie) Knox in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harry (1995). Devoted mother of Marilyn Collinson of Ottawa, Jo-Anne Turner of Guelph and Dan and his wife Andrea of Waterloo. Proud Gran of Greg, Kathryn, Jody, Jason, Jeff and Jennifer. Great gran of Josh, Brandon, Vivian, Taylor and Brady. Dear sister of Eunice. Edith is predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday). Service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Mary Hunt officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Thomas McEwan
at the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Thomas Arthur McEwan, B. Com. (Queen's), MBA (Toronto), Fellow (Guelph), at the age of 81 years. Former President of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children (The Easter Seal Society), Founding Chairman, Board of Governors, University of Guelph. His life-long interests were the care of handicapped children and the education of all children. The husband of Bessie Sutton (Simcoe, Ontario) for 50 Years. The son of Frederick and Ecclesia (Campbell), R.R. 1 Scotland, Ontario, now deceased. The father of Ian (Debby) and Melanie and grandfather of Tyler, Austin and Ecclesia. Brother of Howard of Clearwater, Florida and the late Lela Manning, formerly of St. Catharines; Verna Anders formerly of Sturgeon Point. Tom received his early education in a one-room country school near the villages of Oakland and Scotland. He attended Delta Collegiate, Hamilton, until he joined the RCAF and served as a pilot during WWII. He completed high school at the Veterans Rehab School in Hamilton so he could attend university. He loved sports and he won the Track and Field Championship of Delta Collegiate. He was elected Permanent President by his graduating Year, Arts' 50 at Queen’s. His Year was composed of many veterans and they donated funds to establish the largest annual scholarship of any Year in the arts faculty. The Department of Veteran Affairs paid the fees of veterans which were about $200/year in 1946, and gave veterans $60/month to live on; $90 if they were married to support a wife. Tom often said the veterans with the most courage were the men who supported wives on $30/month. He said no one complained; they were just thankful to get an education to escape the great depression during which many veterans were raised as children. After years working with crippled children it did not prepare him for when he saw a thalidomide baby born with only paddles for hands and feet. He felt shocked and helpless until an employee of the Society, a skilled maker of braces and other equipment, thought he could develop an artificial arm activated by nerves in the shoulder. Tom strongly supported the Society investing in research, some of the first to develop the myoelectric arm. He spent most of his business career as President of the Sterling Rubber Company and Becton Dickinson Canada manufacturing medical products such as needles, syringes and surgical gloves. He received great satisfaction and pleasure working many years in the field of education as a school trustee, Chairman of the Board of Education of Guelph, Director of the Rural and Urban School Trustees Association and Chairman of the Committee on the Costs of Education of Ontario. His greatest pleasure came from memories of working with Premier Robarts and Dr. Jack McCarthy, Deputy Minister of University Affairs, to establish the University of Guelph in his thirties and living long enough to see it mature into one of Canada's finest universities. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday ). Funeral Service at the War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph, on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Canon Lucy Reid officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Easter Seal Society or the Heritage Fund-University of Guelph Memorials (Alumni House) would be appreciated.

Cecil Grandy
On Sunday, May 14, 2006, in his 93rd year, Dad was reunited with his cherished wife of 66 years Gertrude (deceased December 14, 2005). He is lovingly remembered by his children Jim (Mary), Brenda (Alex) and Wanda (Peter). Dad was the proud Grandpa of Glenn (Liz), Sheila, Rick (Mandy), Donna, David (Nicole) and Sarah (Jim). He was fortunate to be blessed with nine great-grandchildren. He is fondly remembered by his sisters Rae Pynn and Olive Moores and sisters-in-law Dorothy Grandy and Blossom Carr. Dad lived a full and active life and cherished the many friendships he made along the way. He has left us with wonderful memories. The gentle and loving care he received at McMaster Medical Centre, St. Peter’s Complex Care Hospital and St. Joseph’s Villa during the last five months was appreciated by his family. A special thank you to Denise for ensuring Dad’s pride and dignity were protected during the final stage of his life. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday). Service will be held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Andrew Comar officiating. Interment Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions to the McMaster Hospital (Hospital Elder Life Program) or St. Joseph's Villa would be appreciated.

Maria Hideg
Passed away at the Village of Riverside Glen on Monday, May 15, 2006. Maria (Barzo) Hideg at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Trajan Hideg for almost 50 years. Loved mother of Gabriel and Annamaria of Kitchener and Maria of Hungary. Sadly missed by her 3 grandaughters. Predeceased by her sister, Julia. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Service will be held at the the Church of St. James the Apostle, 86 Glasgow Street N., Guelph on Thursday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington would be appreciated.

Peter Bosch
at the Village of Riverside Glen on Monday, May 15, 2006. Peter Bosch at the age of 86 years. Beloved husband of Eva Bosch for 60 years. Loved father of Remy Heard (Jim), Walter (Martha), Roy (Sue) and Ronald (Rosalie). Loved grandfather of Michelle Windsor (Bill), Lisa Heard (Martin Durocher), Peter (Lisa Gardiner), Gary (Casey), Michael (Shannon), Janette Lake (Rodger), Mandy Saunders (Brad), Tammy, Adam, Kurtis, Travis, Krista, Jacqueline Bosch and great grandfather of Hayden, Justin, Havana, Harrison and Ethan. Survived by his brother, Jitse (Anna); sister-in-law Wim and their families. Predeceased by his brother Sye. Special thanks to the staff of Riverside Glen (Eramosa) for their wonderful care over the past two years. Friends may call for memorial visitation at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday). Memorial Service will be held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Cremation with inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Head Injury Association Waterloo/Wellington or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

William Frank
Peacefully in his sleep on Thursday May 18, 2006. William was predeceased by his wife Nancy Frank, his mother Grace and father Earl. Bill was greatly loved and respected by all that knew him. Bill is survived by his wife Kathryn Frank (Kirsht) whom he married May 10th, 2003 and had enjoyed the past 3 years traveling, golfing, cottaging, spending times with family and friends. Bill also leaves his 3 daughters Cathy Lindsay (Mike) of Newmarket, Heather DiLello (Giovanni) of Guelph and Janice Frank and his sister, Helen Kelley. He will also be sadly missed by Kathy's daughters Heidi Sewell (Jeff) of Jefferson, Ohio and SuZanne Kirsht-Dumbreck (Scott) of Burlington. Bill's grandchildren each had a special place in his heart and he loved to share his passion for hockey, curling, golfing, baseball, basketball and dinners out. Christopher and Jennifer Frank, Katelynn and Joshua DiLello, Kayla Sewell and Bailey Kirsht-Dumbreck will sadly miss their Grandpa Bill. Bill has had a successful career as a Chartered Accountant in Guelph since 1964. His current practice was at W.A. Frank C.A., practicing in association with Robinson Lott & Brohman LLP. Bill was Past President and member of the the Royal City Kiwanis Club and the Guelph Curling Club. Bill's passion for golf took him to many different golf clubs and he had just returned from a 4 day golf venture in Pennsylvania. Bill always lived his life one step at a time as much on the golf course as he could. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 12 to 3 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday). Service will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 Silvercreek Parkway N., Guelph on Monday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. Cremation with inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. George's Church Restoration Fund or charity of your choice.

Nickolas Buzanis
Passed away at Toronto General Hospital on Sunday, May 14, 2006. Nick “Ted” Buzanis at the age of 55 years. Loving son of Christine (Karkarzis) and the late Theodore Buzanis (1988). Dear brother of John Buzanis and Peter Buzanis, both of Guelph; brother-in-law of Joan Buzanis. Loved uncle of Ted, Adam and Christine. Always remembered by his family members in Canada and Greece. Family service was held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Wednesday, May 17 with Father Apostolos Ananiadis officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

Gladys Helen Lowry
Lowry, Gladys Helen at the Eden House Care Facility on Wednesday, October 1, 2003. Gladys (Harrison) Lowry at the age of 91 years. Wife of the late Lorne E. Lowry (1995). Beloved mother of Lorne (Larry) Lowry and his wife Wanda of Guelph, Patricia Babcock and her husband Marvin of Desert Hot Springs, California. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Peter Lowry and his friend Mavis, Paul Lowry and his wife Shannon, Anne O'Donnell and her husband Ken, and Susan; and her five great grandchildren. Dear step-sister of Alice Justin of Guelph. Predeceased by her sisters Emily May Antonette, Marguerite Lewis, brother Norman Harrison and step brothers Fred Clarke and Edward Clarke. Friends may call for a memorial visitation at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 10:30 to 11:30 am Saturday). Service will be held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Saturday, October 4 at 11:30am with The Rev. Andrew Comar officiating. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Cremation with inurnment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the CNIB or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

Eugene Horvath
EUGENE HORVATH E.D. P.Eng, B.Sc (Lt.Col) - formerly of Etobicoke, Ontario at Guelph General Hospital on May 15, 2006 after a long and healthy life at age 91. Dearly beloved husband of Marjorie Horvath (nee Marjorie Macvey) and devoted father of Joan Horvath and Peter, son David Horvath and Nancy of Guelph and the late Scott Horvath [1946-1972]. Lovingly remembered by George Macvey and Elaine, Eleanor Raine, and Betty Macvey of Vancouver. Dear Uncle of many nieces and nephews and extended family in B.C. Eugene graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (1941) where he was active in fencing, wrestling and the debating team. He served overseas four and a half years with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME). After the war, in his consulting engineering practice, he designed heating and air conditioning systems, on such projects as the Queen Elizabeth building (CNE), the Eglinton reservoir, the TTC Bloor-Danforth subway and a variety of public school buildings and Pumping Stations. An active member of the Association of Professional Engineers (APEO) for twenty years, Eugene was awarded an Officer of the Order of Honour. He served on the Executive of the Kingsway Chapter for ten years and initiated a Careers Information program involving both practicing engineers and guidance counsellors. An engineer, thinker and energetic man Gene always knew what had to be done and simply kept at it, whether during the war, managing his engineering practice, inspiring young engineers, or being involved in local and national politics, or skipping a curling team. He was a life time member at the Boulevard Club. He was passionate about curling and golf, his stamp and coin collection, his garden and most of all his home and family. An inspiration to his children and wife of 60 years, Gene had strength of character, enthusiasm, optimism, a delightful sense of humour and he loved life. Dear Dad, you will remain in our hearts forever. [A memorial service will be announced later]. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the University of Saskatchewan.

Malcolm Geoffrey Chumbley
Chumbley, Malcolm Geoffrey Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Guelph General Hospital on Friday, May 26, 2006 at the age of 64 years after a year long battle with cancer. Malcolm was born in London England in 1942 and immigrated to Canada in 1976 with his wife Judith and their two children Michael and Jane. Malcolm served with the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan London Police before coming to Canada where he served with the Ministry of Corrections. Since 1979, Malcolm had a number of endeavors which included an antique store, art gallery, novelty toy distribution and food distribution businesses. Malcolm also satisfied his political way of thinking by attending many city council meetings and running for city council in the last two municipal elections. Throughout his years in Guelph, many would have met Malcolm at different functions where he often appeared as a 'London Bobby' or seen him on television in different commercials and music videos. Malcolm enjoyed life to the fullest and was never afraid to express his thoughts on matters that concerned him. As a friend, Malcolm was dedicated and loyal; his presence around town will be missed by all those that knew him. Malcolm is survived by his wife Judith (Bloomfield) Chumbley, son Michael and his wife Renee and their children Alyssa, Brayden and Connor; his daughter Jane and her husband David Blaymires and their children Michael and Brianna; his mother in law Pearl Bloomfield all of Guelph and his sister Gill and her husband Ralph Hughes and children Lisa, Mark and James of Newport Pagnall, England. Predeceased by his parents Rose and Jack Chumbley and his brother Michael. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Memorial services will be held at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Reese officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society Wellington County Unit or the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada would be appreciated.

Joan Funkenhauser
Joan Sarah Funkenhauser (nee Reid, and formerly Thompson) age 74, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at home in Guelph with family present, on Saturday May 27, 2006. Deeply loved, and profoundly missed by husband Werner. Also remembered with love and affection by her brother Alec, brother in law Gunther; sisters-in-law, Helga and Christine, as well; her step-children Matthew, Christopher, Nicholas and Heidi; their families, and Joan’s many friends. She enriched many lives, in many different ways. Born in Magnetawan, Joan was a 40 year employee of Imperial Tobacco. After her retirement, she became a volunteer worker in the now closed St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, where she was twice granted Volunteer of The Year Award. Joan will also be remembered as a fitness buff. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Monday June 5, 2006 at 3 p.m. in the Kirk Chapel of St. Georges Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph with inurnment at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. George's Anglican Church Building Restoration Fund in Joan’s memory would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home.

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