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EDWARDS, Emma - 1926-2017
GRANT, Mary Irene (nee Mac Donald)
McEWEN, Richard Ira “Rick”
MOORE, Vernon “Vern” John
SCHUHMACHER, Horst
WALKER, Eleanor Hazel, 1928-2017

 

EDWARDS, Emma - 1926-2017

EDWARDS, Emma - 1926-2017. Passed away peacefully on February 17, 2017 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late George Edwards (2008). Survived by sons Fred (Jeanette) and Bob (Debbie) and daughters Susan (Paul) Hoag and Linda Edwards. She was a grandmother to 9 and a great grandmother to 8. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Sunday February 19th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday February 20th, 2017 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Emma’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the CNIB. Cards available at the funeral home.   www.grahamgiddyfh.com  519-843-3100
 

GRANT, Mary Irene (nee Mac Donald)

GRANT, Mary Irene (nee Mac Donald) - With great sadness we announce the passing of Mary on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in her 64th year.  Daughter of the late John and Irene Mac Donald of Ennotville and loving sister of Linda Legate, Ann Coffey (Tom), Joanne Mac Donald (Reg Main) and Andy Mac Donald (Melissa). Missed by Samuel (Kristy) Legate, Nicholas Legate, Cory Main, Dana (Eivind) Main, and Shane Mac Donald. Predeceased by brother (John) Sandy, sister-in-law Rosemary and brother-in-law Lloyd.  Mary studied Interior Decorating at Fanshawe College and did graphic designs for Drimmies in Elora. She had a keen eye for detail and used that skill designing Kitchens for Bay Kitchen Gallery in Belleville. Mary will be remembered for her love of Antiques and Collectibles. She took great pleasure in finding a treasure that had been overlooked by others at a yard sale or a Fleamarket. It was rare for her to miss a Sunday stroll through the Aberfoyle Antique Market or the Christies Antiques and Vintage Shows. Friends and family will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, on Sunday, February 26th from 1 - 2 pm, with service to follow at 2 pm. There will be a reception after the service in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grand River Cancer Centre or Hospice Wellington.

McEWEN, Richard Ira “Rick”

McEWEN, Richard Ira “Rick” of Arthur passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at the Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Sunday, February 19, 2017 in his 64th year.Beloved husband of Joan (Woods) McEwen for 40 years. Cherished father of Shawn and Kelly McEwen of Fergus, Chris McEwen and Ally of London. Dearest grandfather of Brennen, Emmeline and Nicholas. Brother of Bryan and Shirley McEwen, Wyanda Jackson, Gwen and John Morrison, and Bonnie and Verne Davies. Brother-in-law of Mary McEwen, Mickie McEwen, Brian Woods, Wayne Woods, Ross Woods, David and Michelle Woods and Gail and Sandy Kelly. Son-in-law of Shirley Woods and Bob Robinson. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his parents Chester and Iva McEwen, Brothers Jim and Larry McEwen, brother-in-law Bill Jackson and father-in-law Clayton Woods. To honour Rick’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street, Arthur, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. Rev. Ed Charlton will conduct the Memorial Service of Remembrance in the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, would be appreciated by the family.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

MOORE, Vernon “Vern” John

MOORE, Vernon “Vern” John, of Mount Forest and formerly of Puslinch, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Chris Moore (nee Bonde). Loving father of Vern Moore and his wife Anna of Salem and Lisa and her husband Rob Reynolds of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of Danielle, David, Violet and Charlotte. Survived by his sister Marlayne Hall, his nephew Martin Hall and his brother-in-law David Bonde and his wife Patti. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

SCHUHMACHER, Horst

SCHUHMACHER, Horst - Passed away peacefully on February 19, 2017, in his 85th year. Horst was predeceased by his loving wife Joan and son John. Loving father of Sue and her husband Alex, Heidi and her husband Brad. Dear grandfather of Nicholas and Paul. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

WALKER, Eleanor Hazel, 1928-2017

WALKER, Eleanor Hazel, 1928-2017.Passed away peacefully at home on February 16 2017 in her 89th year. Wife of the late Mansell Walker (1995). Dear mother of son Larry of Fergus, daughters Sharon (Doug) Gallagher of Victoria BC and Marilyn (Kevin) Johnston of Elora. Loving grandmother of Tyler (Leigha) Johnston and Brett (Lisa) Johnston both of Toronto. Eleanor is survived by brother Laverne (Marguerite) Williamson and sister-in-law Wilma Williamson, both of Mount Forest. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Earl Williamson, sister-in-law Marguerite (Gerald) Sauder and brothers-in-law Elmer (Isobelle) and John Walker. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. A funeral service was  held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11:00 am on the same day. Donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Groves Memorial Hospital, the MS Society or a charity of your choice. Cards available at the funeral home.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com   519-843-3100
 

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