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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. 


BROWNLEE, Shirley Marie

BROWNLEE, Shirley Marie

Of Guelph, previously of Sarnia, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 11th, 2017.  Predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Cecil R. Brownlee. Much loved mother of Paul Brownlee (Lesley Carson)
CLIFFORD, Marguerite Pearl (Nimeth)

CLIFFORD, Marguerite Pearl (Nimeth)

Passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 84. Devoted wife of 59 years to the late Bill (2017), Marguerite (Marg) is survived by her sons, Dan (Heather) and Tim (Kari), sister Audrey Ford (Don) and close friend Angie Hunt (Jeff)
RANSOM, Judith Ann

RANSOM, Judith Ann

Passed away on Wednesday November 8th, 2017 at the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario at the age of 79.She was a teacher at GCVI in Guelph and has had a long retirement in which she enjoyed many world wide trips with her loving friends and
McKEEMAN, David Alexander

McKEEMAN, David Alexander

It is with heavy hearts that Dave’s family announces his passing on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the age of 56 years. He was the beloved husband of 29 years to Laurie (nee Reynolds). Cherished father of Brenna and Erin and the late Riley (1997). Dave
BATES, Ghislaine (nee Melancon)

BATES, Ghislaine (nee Melancon)

Ghislaine passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph on Thursday, November 9th, 2017. Beloved wife of Jim Bates. Loving mother of Cary (Tracey) of Cambridge and Peter (Sarah) of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Benjamin, Sam and Zac.
WITZEL, Mildred

WITZEL, Mildred

Passed away on November 7, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved wife and farm partner of the late Maurice Witzel(1992). Proud mother of Linda Lankin (Don) of Wiarton, Lisa Goodwin (Steve) of Waterloo, Laurie Hale(2001) and Peter Witzel (Karen) of Elora
BYRNE, Andrew (Andy) James

BYRNE, Andrew (Andy) James

Peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Friday November 3, 2017 after a long and dignified battle with cancer. Andy joins his beloved, predeceased wife Joan for a Sunday morning nine on the fairways of heaven. An athlete, entrepreneur, dreamer and believer, Andy is survived by sons Gary (Carla Goegan), Terry (Judy), sister Oney and brothers James (Shay) and Gerry
DODD, Peter John

DODD, Peter John

Passed away peacefully with his daughters at his side, at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Peter Dodd, in his 73rd year, was the beloved husband of the late Joan (nee Smith) Dodd (2015)
BLACKMERE, Barbara Joan (nee Oaks)

BLACKMERE, Barbara Joan (nee Oaks)

Passed peacefully, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Guelph General Hospital at the age of 85. Loving mother of Brian Blackmere (Teri), Donna Kerfoot (John) Cathy Blackmere and Alan Blackmere (Susan)
HILL, Michael Andrew

HILL, Michael Andrew

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Andrew Hill at the age of 28 years, at his home at Hopewell Children’s Home in Ariss, Ontario in the morning of Nov 7, 2017.