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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. 


BURLEIGH, Lucy Marie (nee Owen)

BURLEIGH, Lucy Marie (nee Owen)

Passed away peacefully at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late George Edward Burleigh (1984). Loving mother of Sandra Hill (late Keith) and Donna Purves (Rob).

RIDSDALE, Freda Evelyn (Skerritt)

Peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Huronview Home For The Aged. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Ridsdale (2010). Dear mother of Elaine, Dan (Bernice). Loving grandmother of Brittany, Lesley, Jonathan, and, Katelyn and Great grandmother to
VAN SCHAIK, Christina Marie Antoinette (Daisy)

VAN SCHAIK, Christina Marie Antoinette (Daisy)

93, October 18, 2016 at Stratford General Hospital, as a result of congestive heart failure. Pre-deceased by her beloved husband Steven Gerard van Schaik and her two sisters, Louisa and Lily. Survived by her seven children, Mary Lou (John), John, Steven
SYNNOTT, John Richard

SYNNOTT, John Richard

Passed away peacefully at Norfolk Manor, Guelph on October 17, 2016. John Richard Synnott, in his 97th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years Kathleen Mary Ann Synnott (2015). Dear father of Albert and his wife Cindy of Guelph, and John and
WATSON, June Elizabeth

WATSON, June Elizabeth

At Hospice Wellington, Guelph, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. June E. (Cook) Watson, age 82 years, was the beloved wife and friend for 63 years of Ken Watson. She was the dear mother of Barbara and her husband William Stewart of Hamilton and Don Watson

SCARROW, Morris Wesley

At Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
IRWIN, Clara Fern (Wood)

IRWIN, Clara Fern (Wood)

(1919-2016) Fern Irwin, formally of Etobicoke, passed away peacefully at Riverside Glen Long Term Care Facility (Guelph). Born in Arcola Saskatchewan, she was the daughter of the late Hazeal and Myrtle (Littlejohn) Wood. As a young girl, Fern and family
O'DONNELL, Katherine Marie (nee Ballard)

O'DONNELL, Katherine Marie (nee Ballard)

Katherine Marie O’Donnell passed away at the Elliott Community on Friday October 14th in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband of over 50 years Joseph O’Donnell (1992). Dearly missed by her sister Noreen and her son Kevin.

RIDSDALE, Freda Evelyn (Skerritt)

Peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Huronview Home For The Aged. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Ridsdale (2010). Dear mother of Elaine, Dan (Bernice).
HODGSON, Paul Elliott

HODGSON, Paul Elliott

Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Monday, October 17, 2016, in his 58th year with family by his side. Loved father of Bobbie-Joe Seitz (Jamie), Sandie Hodgson and Paul Hodgson Jr. (Candice). Cherished grandfather of seven. Dear