SMITH, Gladys May (nee Law)

Passed away at the age of 101 on Monday, September 24, 2018, in Waterloo. Beloved wife of the late R. Clifton Smith. Dear mother of Marilyn Lewis of Sarasota Fla., Bob (Judy) of Waterloo, and daughter-in-law, Patricia of Ottawa. Beloved grandmother of Sandy, Christine and Greg, and great grandmother of Tyler, Jennifer, and Miranda.
She was predeceased by her son Gary, son-in-law Don Lewis, grandson Scott Lewis, sister Hazel Johnson and brothers George and Bert Law. She is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Ontario, Western Canada, and New York State.
Glady lived most of her life in Ingersoll. She was a long-term employee at Crosby’s Style Shoppe and volunteer at Alexandra Hospital.
Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Glady’s life on Saturday October 13, at 2:00 pm at McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll.
Donations to the Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll Foundation, or the charity of your choice, may be arranged through the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home.

PRIDDLE, Hugh David

Peacefully with family by his side at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in his 85th year.
Loving father of Randy (Gill), Jim, Lori McDonald (Brad), and Joe. Grandpa Hugh to six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Dear brother of John. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Edith (Powell) Priddle, brothers Harry, Gary, and sisters Alice, Joanne, and Pat.
Cremation has taken place. A family graveside service will be held later.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 519-425-1600.

LAW — Shirley Thompson

LAW — Shirley Thompson Law, of Ingersoll, passed away peacefully at Alexandra Hospital on September 20, 2018, in her 96th year. Born in the family home on Canterbury Street in Ingersoll on May 20, 1923, Shirley was the daughter of Leo Law and Mina Thompson Law. Tragedy visited her at a young age when her mother died suddenly in 1933 after a brief illness. It was a loss that affected Shirley throughout her life. She found comfort as a child, though, from her love of books and the companionship of her younger brother Allan. Raised during the era of the Great Depression, Shirley attended Victory Memorial School and Ingersoll Collegiate Institute. She then studied English and French at the University of Western Ontario. A gifted student, Shirley was awarded the Gold Medal for highest standing in her program upon graduation from the university in 1945. After completing teacher training at the Ontario College of Education in Toronto the following year, she briefly taught high school French in Huron County before returning home to Ingersoll. Shortly afterwards, her father retired from his pharmacy business, and he and Shirley and Allan moved to a farm just south of Foldens. It was a place where Shirley enjoyed many happy years with the people she loved most. After their father died in 1970, Shirley and Allan continued farming until the early 1980s when Allan married and the farm was sold. Shirley then moved back into Ingersoll, where for almost 30 years her friendly smile could be seen at the Earl Street apartment building. Her home for the final years of life was Secord Trails Care Community in Ingersoll. Shirley had many interests, chief among them being her passion for reading. She was a member of the Ingersoll Book Club for over 60 years and the last surviving attendee of the club’s inaugural year of meetings in 1944. She was also a dedicated member of the West Oxford Women’s Institute for more than a half-century, a supporter of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Ingersoll, and a charter member of the Ingersoll and District Historical Society. Some of Shirley’s other activities included researching her genealogical tree and following the Montreal Canadiens, along with other sports, especially golf, on TV. But most of all she enjoyed the company and conversation of friends and family. Among her special friends through the years were Mary Paddon of St. Thomas and Winifred Robinson of Kincardine, two former UWO roommates with whom Shirley maintained a decades-long correspondence; Helen Morris, who was her best chum from Ingersoll; Brenda Neeb of Stratford; and, of course, her brother Allan, who predeceased Shirley in 1989 and whose presence she missed dearly. Shirley is survived by her cousins Barbara Glover of Banner and John Thompson of Ingersoll, as well as by her sister-in-law Reta Parker (formerly Law). She is also remembered fondly by Neil Morris and his sister Deb. Those who were close to Shirley wish to extend their thanks to the staff at Secord Trails for making Shirley’s stay there a comfortable one the past 8 years. We are also grateful for the caring assistance of Dr. Marc Pariser, as well as the thoughtful service of the Ingersoll Public Library’s book-delivery program, not only for regularly supplying reading material to Shirley, but also for the many times its volunteers sat and visited with her. A very special thank-you goes out to Beverley and Kirk Robb of Ingersoll for the extraordinary help, kindness and friendship that they provided to Shirley over the last decade. Shirley was a proud alum of UWO. To the end of her life, her Gold Medal from the university remained perhaps her most cherished personal possession. It will be buried with her and go with her into eternity.

FENTON, Gordon Macklin “Mack”

FENTON, Gordon Macklin “Mack” – Passed away with his family by his side at Alexandra Hospital, on Thursday September 20, 2018.  Beloved husband and best friend of Beth (nee Barton) for 55 years.  Dear father of Kim (John) Burket of Ingersoll.  Extremely proud Papa of Johnathon and Jamie.  Survived by his sisters; Diane Wallace of Woodstock, Karen (Tom) Pittock of Burns Lake B.C., Marlene Cliffgard of Calgary Alberta; brother-in-law of Norm (Carol) Barton of Kelowna B.C., and Jerry Hoppe of London. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Marguerite, brother Wayne, and sister-in-law Joyce Hoppe.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.  The family will receive friends at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, 519-425-1600, on Monday September 24, 2018, 2-5pm. The memorial service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 1pm.  Cremation has taken place.   Special thank you to all the exceptional nurses and doctors at Alexandra Hospital.

ERINGA: Frederick John “Ricky”

ERINGA, Frederick John (Ricky) With heavy hearts the family announces the tragic loss of Frederick John (Ricky) Eringa on September 13, 2018.

Beloved fiancée of Rebecca Lee and loving father to Cedric Eringa. Much loved by parents Derek and Ingrid Eringa, and Jeannie Lee. Grandson to Lena Beekman. Cherished brother to Chris (Hayley), Michelle Schramowsky (Karl), and Shawn (Brittany). Brother-in-law to Jessica Thalen (Derek), and Garrett Lee (Emily). Remembered by 10 nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Sunday 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Ingersoll Christian Reformed Church 429 King Street W., Ingersoll on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2pm. A Private Family interment will be at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association.