AYRES, Jack C. R. – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Jack Ayres on January 12, 2023, surrounded by his family at home, in his 85th year.
Loving husband to Sheila (Keegan) for 65 wonderful years. Proud father to April (Gerry), Carol (Ron), Janet (Ben), Jack (Kay) and Brenda (Roger). Cherished grandfather to Ryan (Penny), Dave (Sarah), Angela (Connel), Dominic, Robert (Katie), Gavin, Brandon, Cole and Paige. Beloved great grandfather to Chance, Kaleigh, Madison, Caiden, Ava, Amelia, Evelyn and Olivia.
Big brother to Betty Rudd and Joan Hilliard. Predeceased by parents Jack and Audrey, son in law Gerald Anderson and grandson Dominic Longo.
Jack was a great provider for his family. He cherished every moment with family and friends.
He had a gift of making people feel comfortable and welcomed. He was a terrific friend with a witty sense of humour. We’re all so lucky to have had a patriarch like him in the family. His love of family will live on through all of us.
Family and friends will be received for visitation at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 9:30 – 11:00 am. The memorial service will begin at 11:00 am. Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre.
Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Jack C. Ayres in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.
Serving Guelph and area since 1941, with a tradition of excellence. Providing personalized and compassionate services, including Simple Cremations, Celebrations of Life, Traditional Funerals (including Natural/Green Burials) and more. Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel is locally and independently owned by Scott and Betty Ann Young.
Licensed Funeral Establishment Operator – Class 1 – FE-184
The health of those we serve, our employees and our guests is of the utmost importance to us, and as such, we are diligently following the directives of Canadian public health authorities and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario to keep everyone safe and well.
We have implemented the following measures to maintain the safety of both our staff and those that visit our facility:
• Enhanced and frequent cleanings, with particular focus on high-traffic and high contact areas.
• Hand-sanitizer is available in all high-traffic areas.
• Maintenance of physical distancing, both during visitations and services, and during our meetings with families.
• Ongoing communications with those that we serve to ensure that they are aware of the current Covid-19 status of our municipality and the accompanying guidelines.
We continue to rely on the advice provided by health experts and are committed to doing all we can to keep our community healthy.
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Scott & Betty Ann Young
Owners, Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel