McINNES, Donald (Don) James – It is with deep sorrow, but gratitude for a long life well-lived, that we announce the passing of Donald (Don) McInnes on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
Don will be missed forever by his loving wife and best friend, Jean. He is also in the hearts of his children. Kathi (Don) Rogers, Terri (Jeff) Neudorf, Donnie (Linda) McInnes and their children and grandchildren. Also remembered fondly by his stepchildren Bonnie (Terry) McKenzie, Barbara Polanco, and Robert (Viviane) Gibson and their children. Don is predeceased by his daughter Sandra and son-in-law Bob Nemcko.
Thank you for the wonderful care provided at Guelph General Hospital by Dr. Raso and the amazing nursing staff on 5 East.
A private family service will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, 519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com. Guests may attend remotely via Zoom by using this link. A private interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion, Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch 234, Guelph would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Donald J. (Don) McInnes in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.
Visitation will be held at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Friday, September 10th, 2021 from 7-9 pm. Guests must sign up using this link. A private family service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm. Guests may attend remotely via Zoom by using this link.
CURRIE, Ronald George (May 3, 1933) – Passed away peacefully at the Riverside Glen Retirement Home on September 7, 2021.
Beloved husband to Laura (deceased) and loving father to Debra Hall and husband Richard (both deceased), Brenda Uithuisje and her husband Pieter, Bradley Currie and his wife Joan, Scott Currie, Martin Currie and his wife Colleen, Linda Anselmini and her husband George, Myles Currie and his partner Tammy Bishop and dear friend of the family Nancy Carroll. Extremely proud and caring grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Dear brother to Jack Currie and his wife Edna. Predeceased by his parents John and Lillie Currie.
Ron was a dedicated employee of Canadian General Electric for over 40 years and honoured to be a member of the Guelph Royal Canadian Legion.
Visitation will be held at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Friday, September 10th, 2021 from 7-9 pm. Guests must sign up using this link. A private family service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm. Guests may attend remotely via Zoom by using this link. Private burial to follow at Everton Cemetery.
Memorial contribution to the Guelph Royal Canadian Legion, Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch 234, 57 Watson Pkwy S, Guelph, Ontario, N1L1E3.
A tree will be planted in memory of Ronald G. Currie in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of William (Bill) Frederick Irving who passed away suddenly on Friday, August 6, 2021, at the age of 95. Bill Irving was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Dunlop) Irving (1995). He was the loving father of Tom and his wife Linda, Kim and her husband Mike (Goetz), Peter and his wife Sandra, and the late Fred (1988). Bill was the proud grandfather of Kayla, Jessica and her husband Brad (Wylde), Grant, and Brendan, as well as the great-grandfather of Jade and Jordyn. He was the dear brother of the late Eric Irving and is survived by his sister-in-law Evelyn Bauman and by his nieces and nephews.
Throughout his life, Bill was dedicated to serving his country and his community. He was a veteran of WWII, where he first worked in the Royal Canadian Air Force and then served in the Canadian Army as a combat engineer. Bill continued on as a Legion member for 41 years. After the birth of his first son, Fred, Bill actively advocated for people with special needs and became a founding member of Community Living Guelph Wellington. He was a lifelong member of St. George's Anglican Church, where he was a member of Young Peoples, Men’s Club, and Chi Rho Fellowship. He also served as People’s Warden, starting in 1986. Bill worked at Imperial Tobacco for 30 years and became a foreman through his hard work and ability to lead and connect with others. After his retirement, he joined the Guelph Wellington Men’s Club, which met weekly at the Italian Canadian Club.
Bill’s calendar was always full with hobbies that he loved. As an avid skier, he spent many winters on the slopes and even worked as a ski patroller and instructor at Corwhin Ski Club. He never let the winter stop him from improving his golf game either, as he moved his weekly golf games indoors to play year-round. In the summer months, Bill always had the most beautiful gardens, and he impressed others with his endless knowledge of different types of plants, birds, and waterways. His knowledge didn’t end there, as he loved going on long country road trips and amazed others with his ability to memorize every road and turn he had ever driven. He truly did live every day to its fullest by doing what he loved until the day that he passed. His family and friends are so grateful to have had the chance to learn from him and share his passions with him.
Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph, a private visitation and service will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. The service will be live-streamed through Zoom by clicking the link on the funeral home website. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Community Living Guelph Wellington and St. George's Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the funeral home (519-821-5077) or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com