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Obituaries

Every life has a unique, special story. Our Obituary Section captures the biographical information, memories and special moment in lives lived in our community.

The Obituary Section is a channel for families and loved ones to share detailed information about funeral services and other arrangements. 

All obituaries must be submitted through your funeral home of choice. 


HEATH, Richard Hewitt

HEATH, Richard Hewitt

Passed away peacefully, on Sunday January 15, 2017 at AR Goudie Nursing Home, Kitchener Ontario, surrounded by family, after a valiant battle with Cancer and Alzheimer’s
VADORI, Marcello (Mike)

VADORI, Marcello (Mike)

Passed away with his family by his side, at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, January 16, 2017.
van LEEUWEN, Dirk

van LEEUWEN, Dirk

Of Guelph, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2017, in his 69th year. Beloved son of the late Boudewyn van Leeuwen (2003) and Hendrika van Essen (1996). Dear brother to Guy (Francina), Ben (Sandra), Neil (Vera) and Jake (Ruth). Predeceased
SIMPSON, Emmie Elizabeth

SIMPSON, Emmie Elizabeth

1918-2017 - Of Guelph, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at The Village of Riverside Glen in her 99th year. Beloved mother of Jacqueline Pharoah and Barry Simpson (Heather). Predeceased by her husband Irvine (I.W.) (1992), her parents J. Henry

COLEMAN, Joyce

Of Guelph passed away at her daughter’s home, holding her daughter’s hand after a brief illness on January 13th. She will be sadly missed by her son David Doney (Kim) and her daughter Lane Aspinall (Doug). Her grandchildren Kari McCracken (Jeff), Meghan
TOSTE, Maria Gertrudes

TOSTE, Maria Gertrudes

Passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Ferraz Joao da Rocha (1981). Loved mother of Maria Irene Biffi (Angelo) and the late Joao Marcelino Toste Rocha (2014).
DAVIDSON, Alexander

DAVIDSON, Alexander

Passed away peacefully, at Hospice Wellington, on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in his 82nd year with family by his side. Beloved partner and soul mate of Bobbie. Dear brother of James (Lillian), Myna, Agnes, Patsy, and Gertrude. Predeceased by siblings
RUSINIAK, Margaret

RUSINIAK, Margaret

Margaret Rusiniak died peacefully at her home in Guelph, Ontario on Thursday, January 12th after a brave battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Gregory and loving mother to Michael and his wife Renata, Kasia and her husband Eric Russell, and her youngest
SABBADIN, Tranquillo Giovanni

SABBADIN, Tranquillo Giovanni

Passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Tranquillo Sabbadin, in his 83rd year, was the beloved husband of the late Rita Anna (nee Sponga) Sabbadin (1990). He was the dear father of Luigi Sabbadin, Silvana (Mark)
PLATT, Bernita

PLATT, Bernita

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Mrs. Mabel Evelyn Bernita (Moffit) Platt of Listowel, and formerly of Grand Valley, in her 91st year. Wife of the late Dalton Platt (1997). Mother of Larry and Kathy Platt of Guelph, and Linda and Ken Williams of R.R.