Today's date: Sunday April 22, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 16
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GIBSON, Elsie M.
KENNEDY, Shirley
QUINN, Helen Lorraine
REID, Elaine


GIBSON, Elsie M.

GIBSON, Elsie M. With great sadness we announce the passing of Elsie Gibson, surrounded by her family, at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Sunday, April 15th, 2018. Beloved wife of Rea Gibson, loving mother of David (Joanne) of Guelph and cherished grandmother of their children Michael (Katie), Christine and Robert. Loving mother of the late Ian (February 15, 2018) and his wife Diana and cherished grandmother of Daniel, Nicholas (Jessica), and Genna all of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Elsie was born in Belwood, Ontario to William Arthur Townsend (1952) and Alida Mary Bayne (1963). Predeceased by her brother William Clendon (1966) and Ivan Harrison (2002). Survived by her sister Betty Taylor of Pickering, Ontario. Her sisters-in-law Mildred Grivich (John) of Mount Hope, Ontario, Norma Judges of Collingwood, Ontario and brother-in-law Robert W. Gibson (Joy) of Corbeyville, Ontario. Survived by many wonderful and dear friends, who, through their kindness have made the recent struggles more comfortable. Elsie had a very special relationship with her niece Janet. The family would like to thank Dr. Daphne Rappard for her unending support and professional guidance. Elsie had a long career in the real estate business in the Guelph area and was the first female president of a Chamber of Commerce in Canada when elected to represent Guelph in 1978. She was on the Homewood Board of Directors for over 15 years and was active in the creation of the Elridge retirement communities. More recently, she was a founding member of the Cancer Patient Services Corporation of Mount Forest. Elsie’s happiest days were quiet days spent with family and friends. Her unending faith has sustained her throughout her life. Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday, April 20th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A memorial service celebrating Elsie’s life will be held at the Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest on Saturday, April 21st at 11 a.m., with visitation at the church prior to the service from 10 – 10:45 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Cancer Patient Services Corporation of Mount Forest would be appreciated by the family.

KENNEDY, Shirley

KENNEDY, Shirley Shirley Bernice Kennedy (nee Buckwald), of Mount Forest, passed away at Guelph General Hospital on Monday, April 16th, 2018 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Kennedy. Loving mother of Kathy and her husband Chris Battams, and Cindy and her husband Allen Gray all of Listowel. Cherished grandmother of Kelly (Darren), Lee (Sheena), Katie (Adam), Traci (Jason), Jeff (Jenn), Paul (Tammy) and Dan (Melissa). Fondly remembered by her 13 great-grandchildren and 7 step great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Ron and Mary Kennedy. Remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grandson Michael Stevenson and her 8 siblings. Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Thursday, April 19th from 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Shirley’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, April 20th at 12 p.m. Spring interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


METCALFE, Harvey Passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on April 11 2018 at Belvedere Heights, Parry Sound. Beloved husband of the late Jean Metcalfe (1984). Loving Dad of Blake (Glenna) and the late Stephen (2014). Proud Grampa of Nikole (Scott), Mackenzie and Holly. Great Grampa of 7. Harvey will be remembered by brother-in-law David (Doreen) Hammond, sister-in-law Margaret Hammond-Roney (Frank), niece Cheryl and nephew Jim. Predeceased by brother Gordon. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00pm and on Monday, April 16 from 1:00 to 2:00pm. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:00pm in the chapel of the funeral home. Donations may be made in Harvey’s memory to Groves Memorial Community Hospital Foundation.

QUINN, Helen Lorraine

QUINN, Helen Lorraine Passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018 at Groves Memorial Hospital at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late John Quinn (1986). Loving Mother of Tom (Helen) and Susan (Gerard). Grandma to Timothy and Jackie and Great Grandma to Taryn and Jordan. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Mike, Tom, Paul, Bernard and sisters Pat, Yvonne and Marcella. A Graveside service took place at the Elora Municipal Cemetery, 367 South St, Elora on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements entrusted with the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home.

REID, Elaine

REID, Elaine May 08, 1928 – April 08, 2018. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Elaine Reid on Sunday, April 8th in her 90th year at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Facility in Fergus, ON. Elaine was a resident of Ancaster, ON for 56 years. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Errol Reid (retired from Hamilton Wentworth Regional Police), her father David Gray, mother Vivien Gray, sister Barbara Lou Litchfield and son David Reid. Elaine will be sadly missed by her children Janice Stapleton (Gary), Patty Labadie (Graeme), Mike Reid (Shirly) and her grandchildren Ashleigh, Shelby, Adam, Sara, Lauren, Evan and Sarah as well as her nieces and nephews Carolyn, Beverly, Gwen and Jon and great nephews Justin and Thomas and her beloved dog Kai. A graduate of the 1950 nursing class at the Hamilton General she spent her entire career working at Henderson Hospital (now the Juravinski Center). Elaine was always active with the alumni association and looked forward to the yearly class gatherings. She participated in many activities at the Ancaster Senior Center including singing in the choir, one of her passions. Elaine had a great love of music, literature, knitting and animals of all kinds, but especially her beloved dogs. Many thanks to all the amazing, compassionate and caring staff at Wellington Terrace for making her feel so special and taking such good care of her in her time of need. Cremation has taken place, with a private interment to follow. Please join us for a memorial and light refreshments on April 29th from 3-6pm at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 378 Wilson St. E., Ancaster ON. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Salvation Army or the Aspen Valley Wildlife Foundation. 

“See you later alligator…..”


SEDGEWICK, Russell On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Russell passed away peacefully at the age of 80. He leaves behind his wife Irene Sedgewick (Ryczkowski), his son David A. Sedgewick and his much loved granddaughter Kacey Marie Sedgewick. Predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Sedgewick and only brother Bryan. He will be missed by family and friends and his special companion Tequila (Tiki). At Russell’s request, no services will be held. Donations in Russell’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Humane Society.



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