R.W. Bro Harry Ketchabaw
Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Sunday February 26th, 2023. Dear husband of Joan Ketchabaw (nee Shadwick). Loved father of Lila (Lewis) Geauvreau and Jamie Ketchabaw. Loving grandfather of Jason and Nathan (Janine). Cherished great grandfather of Evolet, Maren, Barrett, and Laken. Dear brother of Bruce Ketchabaw, Wilda Bowerman, Evelyn Mercer, and Eileen Fick. Will always be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Harry was a dedicated member of King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge #43 Woodstock. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children / Rehabilitation Centre for Children, and may be arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Woodstock (519-539-0004) . MASONIC MEMORIAL SERVICE – TUESDAY MARCH 7, 2023 @ 2 P.M.
W.Bro. Tom O’Neill
It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of Vienna Lodge No. 237 Worshipful Master Tom O’Neill. W. Bro. O’Neill passed earlier this morning (March 1, 2023) while in hospital suffering a recent illness. A tribute service will be conducted at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home – 1099 Gordon Street Guelph on Friday March 10, 2023 @ 7 p.m. No regalia to be worn. A Masonic Memorial Service will also be conducted at the March 17, 2023 regular meeting @ Vienna Lodge No 237 at 8 p.m.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, Mr. Arthur Sayer of Delhi, at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe after a very brief illness on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, just two weeks shy of his 103rd birthday. Dad immigrated to Canada from England, at the age of three, with his parents, Ted and Jenny Sayer. He grew up in Walsingham. In 1941 at the age of 21, he joined the Army and served overseas with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Italy and Holland. While on leave in England, he met the love of his life, Edith Masheter. They married on January 19, 1946, just a few weeks before he was shipped back to Canada. Edith followed, as a war bride, in July. Dad worked at Union Gas Company for many years, retiring in 1983. He was a proud member for 75 years of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #125, Delhi and a 65+ years member and 50 year past Master of Three Great Lights Masonic Lodge No 104, Delhi. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed barbequing, gardening and watching his beloved Toronto Blue Jays play baseball. However, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family & friends. Loving father of Linda Donaldson (George), John (Carol) and Laurie Ferraro (Vince). He was the proud grandfather of Greg (Lisa), Bryan (Sabrina), Andrew (Amanda), Matthew and Emily (Richard). Dad took great joy in spending time with his great grandchildren, Jenson, Ewan, Olivia, Gavin, Meadow and Forrest. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Edith (2009), by his son Bobby (2016) and by his great grandson, Preston (2017). Friends may call at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi (519) 582-1290 (www.mfh.care) for visitation on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion, Veteran Service at 7:30 p.m. will be followed by a Masonic Memorial Service. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ted Smith officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Lynedoch. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #125, Delhi; Evergreen Cemetery Fund or Charity of your Choice will be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Harold “Hal” Walls
Walls, J. Harold “Hal” – Passed away at Sakura House, Woodstock on Tuesday February 21, 2023, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Barbara A. (nee Ogden) Walls for over 32 years. Loved father of Barry (Laurie) Walls, late Bruce Walls, dear stepfather to Kim Quigley (Dr. Gord Kruger), and Sandra (Paul) Walker. Cherished grandfather of Emily and Danny, and loving step-grandfather to Russell (Kelly) Quigley, Haydn (Kimmie) Carlin, Leah (Eric) Paulsen, Lindsay (Gerry) Raymond, and is survived by his sister Mary Starodub. Hal was a former Clerk Treasurer of Oxford County. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, “new car” enthusiast, Mason and Shriner for many years with Oxford Lodge No. 76, A.F. & A.M. A private time of remembrance will be held by the family. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to Sakura House, Woodstock and may be arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Woodstock, 519-539-0004. Expressions of sympathy may be given at www.brockandvisser.com