KROPF, Esther of Milverton

Posted by on November 28, 2016

kropf-estherEsther Kropf – passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton with her family by her side on Saturday November 26, 2016 at the age of 91. Esther was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where she was a former member of the ladies Sewing Circle.  She enjoyed working as a Home Care worker in the Waterloo area for many years.  Esther also enjoyed crocheting and quilting and loved spending time at their trailer at Miller’s Family Camp at Miller Lake.

Beloved wife of Ralph Kropf with whom she celebrated 69 years of marriage on November 9th.  Loving mother of Karen Schultz (Robert), Larry (Debbie), Bruce (Donelda) and Terry Lynn Gropp (Bruce).  Cherished grandma of Julie White (Ron) and their children Lexi and Dawson; Mark Schultz (Henrietta) and their children Zach and Chloe; Stephanie Kearsey (Mark) and their children Quinn, Koen and Saige; Samantha King (Mark) and their children Addyson and Gavyn; Amanda Wagler (Eric) and their son Miles; Anthony Kropf; Eric Kropf and step grandchildren Hillis, Damon and Shane Halbert.  Dear sister of Laura Kipfer and sister-in-law of Margaret Henning.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Eli and Nancy (Nafziger) Roes, grandson Andrew Kropf, sister Emma Steckley (Raymond Gerber, Amos Steckley), brothers Alvin Roes (Marie), David Roes (Mildred), brothers-in-law Alfred Kipfer, Albert Henning, Stanley Kropf (Jean), Eldon Kropf (Janet) and Delford Kropf.

Visitation will be held at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Road 121, Poole, on Wednesday November 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday December 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.  Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Poole Mennonite Church or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to the staff at Knollcrest Lodge for the care given to Esther.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

PESTELL, Lillian formerly of Monkton

Posted by on November 23, 2016

pestell-lillian-001Lillian Pestell – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Pestell who predeceased her in 2001.  Loving mother of Ken (Val), Bonnie Krieger (Larry), Patti Fuhr, Brian (Darlene), Doug (Yvonne), Murt (Sheri).  Special grandma of Catherine, Chad, Martina, Tracy, Tom, Nicole, Jacob, Amanda, Derek, Courtney, Jillian, Katie, Jordon, Spencer and 10 great-grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by Colleen Pestell, Gary Carpenter, Pat Fizell, Paula Sanderson, Bonnie Vanos and the extended Pestell family.

Predeceased by her parents Russell and Margaret (Coxon) Maddess, son Garry, daughter Lynda and grandsons Craig and Brandon.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Friday November 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held on Saturday November 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, MS Society or the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford, Sudbury

AMENT, Willa formerly of Atwood

Posted by on November 6, 2016

amentWilla Ament – formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Sunday November 6, 2016 at the age of 82. Willa was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel.  She enjoyed knitting, time spent at the trailer in Port Elgin, campfires, singing, playing cards and board games and especially cherished time spent with her grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Ament who predeceased her in 2000. Loving mother of Brian (predeceased 1985), Linda (Keith) Holmes and Paul (Mary Lynne) Ament.  Special grandma of Kelly (Wes) and their children Aaron and Brennan; Stacey, Mark (Lindsey), Marlee and Brynn.  Sister-in-law of Edith Schalk and Eileen Ament.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Willa was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Gerard Sr. and Marie (Schyff) Schalk, brothers Henk (Janet), Cor (Joyce), Gerard, and sister Erna (Bill) Lucas.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday November 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

WARD, Harvey of Monkton

Posted by on October 25, 2016

ward-harveyWard, Harvey – of Monkton, passed away after a brief illness, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday October 24, 2016 at the age of 86. Harvey was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton and a former volunteer firefighter with the Monkton Fire Station.  He enjoyed playing cards and fishing for speckled trout.

Beloved husband of Eldeen (Raycraft) Ward with whom he would have shared 66 years of marriage on November 4th.  Loving father of Doug (Elaine), Daryle (Kim), Lyle (Heidi).  Special grandpa of Cory (Sherry Lynn), Tarra (Gary), Angie, Jennifer, Tim (Rosanna), Jeremy (Melinda) Christina (Ben), Micheal (Angie), Derek (Andrea), April (Derek), Devon (Sarah), 31 great-grandchildren and 5 step great-grandchildren.  Brother and brother-in-law of Sally Scott, Jim Ward, Olive Ward, Terry Ward and Ruth Ward.  Fondly remembered by the Ward nieces and nephews, Rick Davidson (Diann) and the extended Raycraft family.

Predeceased by his parents William and May (Tarr) Ward, his daughter Val Davidson, grandsons Craig (in infancy), Jason, Marty and his brothers Frank, Elgin, Victor, Clayton, Jack and sisters-in-law Marie and Doris.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood on Thursday October 27 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday October 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser and Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  A private family interment in North Logan Cemetery will follow.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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DEWAR, Thomas (Tom) of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on October 14, 2016

dewar-tom2-001DEWAR, Thomas (Tom) – of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away after a brief illness at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday October 13, 2016 at the age of 77. Tom was a true farmer, spending time at the farmer’s markets at Kitchener and Waterloo Stockyards and Listowel Livestock, but always found time to enjoy camping at Family Paradise Campground and playing Lost Heir.  He took great pride in his Ford 8N tractor.

Beloved husband of Lorraine (Pestell) Dewar whom he married in 1960.  Loving father of Deb Best, Paul (Jodie) and Greg (Cindy). Special grandpa of Dennis (Mel), Darryl (Lisa), Candace (Jeramey), Chelsea (Steve) and great- grandpa of Lily and Bryson.  Dear brother of Shirley Buchanan, Jessie Buchanan, Marj (Paul) Krauter and Dorie Wagner (Ron Hartman).  Brother-in-law of Mary Strachan, Larry Pestell (Arlene Riehl), Faye Welsh (Ken), Robert Pestell, Andy Buchanan, Elaine Pestell, Lillian Pestell and Pauline Pestell. Remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews and Barry Wagner.

Predeceased by his parents David and Mattie (Hurst) Dewar, sister Kaye Shiell and brothers-in-law Alvin Shiell, Glen and Alex Buchanan.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Sunday October 16        from 1-4 & 7-9 p.m.  where the funeral service will be held on Monday October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

HURST, Jo-Anne of Newry (RR2 Atwood)

Posted by on October 9, 2016

Jo-Anne Hurst – of Newry, after a 4 1/2 year illness passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday October 8, 2016 at the age of 60. For many years Jo-Anne worked for Newry and Monkton Veterinary Services.  She then started her own secretarial services business with 22 years at Hutchinson Welding and 14 years at Maitland Terrace.  Jo-Anne’s commitment and gift to the work force was her compassion and love she extended to everyone she touched.

Beloved wife of Glen Hurst whom she married in 1974. Loving mother of Ann-Marie (Ken) Rehberg and Travis Hurst.  Special nana of Jocelyn who predeceased her in 2012 and Jordan Rehberg.  Dear sister of Gerard (Karenann) Herrgott, Donna Herrgott, Julie (Rick) Brubacher and sister-in-law of Lloyd (Mary Ann) Hurst.  Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Tommy and Annette (Siopiolosz) Herrgott.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday October 11 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish prayers at 6:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Listowel on Wednesday October 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Father K.P. Morrison officiating.  Cremation to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner or North Perth Community Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

ADAIR, Richard (Dick) of Listowel

Posted by on October 6, 2016

adair-dick2-001Richard (Dick) Adair – passed away peacefully at his residence in Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the age of 82. Dick enjoyed snowmobiling, bowling, the old white ‘63 Ford and spending time with his family.

Beloved husband of the late Maxine (Baillie) Adair who predeceased him on April 19, 2016.  Loving father of Lauretta and Chris Raven, Linda Chrissley, Don and Patti Adair.  Special grandpa of Mark and Nicky, Kristy and Julian, Emily and friend Kyle, Mike and friend Leona, Jen and great-grandpa of Liam, Casey, Riley and Reese.  Brother of Lloyd, Sharon and John Wright, Mary Ellen Gerber and John.  Fondly remembered by the extended Adair and Baillie families.

Predeceased by his parents Jack and Olive (Pride) Adair, brothers Glenn and Ricky, sisters Doris Ingram, Marlene (in infancy), Gail and husband Robert Osborn and sister-in-law Barb Adair.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday October 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Dick’s life will be held on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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PEHLKE, Beth of Brunner, formerly of Monkton

Posted by on September 29, 2016

pehlke-beth-001Beth Pehlke – formerly of Monkton, passed away unexpectedly at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at the age of 88. Beth resided at Country Meadows Retirement Home, Brunner and was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church Monkton.  She enjoyed spending time with her family at the cottage, knitting, crocheting and gardening.

Beloved wife of the late Elmer Pehlke who predeceased her in 2004.  Loving mother of Diane (deceased 2012) and Terry Dietrich, Eric and Kathy Pehlke, Brian Pehlke, Keith and Kathy Pehlke, Janet and Donald Buchanan. Special grandma of Pam and Larry, Lisa and Jamie, Bill and Erica, Brian, Terry-Lynn, Heather and Jason, Curtis and Meg, Craig, Amy and Tim, Michelle and Mark, Kristy and Dan, Katelyn and Brandon, Kelly and Mike, Brad and Robin, Kyle and Jesse, Ryan and Elesha and 24 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wilbert and Phyllis Davis, Rita Davis, Marguerite Davis, Jack Pehlke, Ken and Rosemary Pehlke, and Betty Pehlke.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Edna (Woodley) Davis, brothers Jack and wife Illa, David, Melvin and wife Alice, Hartley, sisters Luella and husband Grant Campbell, Grace Davis, Pauline and husband Bill Seblefski.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday September 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Beth’s life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton on Saturday October 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Marvin Bublitz officiating.  Interment in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Redeemer Lutheran Church appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Stratford

STRUTHERS, Brian of Mitchell

Posted by on September 23, 2016

struthers-brian-001Brian Struthers – of Mitchell passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday September 22, 2016 at the age of 57.

Dear brother of Grace Struthers of London, Don and Ann Struthers of Mississauga, Bonnie and Leroy Skinner of RR1 Mitchell. Remembered by his aunts Jean Dewar, Delphine Dewar both of Atwood, Helen McLean of Seaforth, his nephews Tom and Aaron, his niece Karen and his cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Percy and Aletha Struthers.

There will be no visitation and a private family funeral service will be held with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.   Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Stratford, Toronto

MORGAN, Charlene of Kitchener

Posted by on June 14, 2016

Charlene Morgan – of Kitchener passed away at her residence on Monday June 13, 2016 at the age of 69.

Mother of James Morgan and grandmother of Angel.  Survived by her twin sister Ellen and her brother Jim.

Predeceased by her parents James and Lena (Greensides) Anthony and her sister Joan.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

MCNAUGHTON, Jean formerly of Atwood

Posted by on May 11, 2016

McNaughton, JeanJean McNaughton – formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Tuesday May 10, 2016 at the age of 90. Jean was a member of Atwood United Church and a former member of the Listowel Chapter of the Rebekah Lodge.  She was well known for operating Jean’s Snack Bar for 29 years.

Beloved wife of the late Harold McNaughton who predeceased her in 2007. Step-mother of Glenn (Ada) McNaughton.  Sister-in-law of Anna Blatchford.  Dear aunt of Clarence (Donna) Johnston, Anne (Graham) Kaufman and Ernest (Janette) Blatchford and their families.  Fondly remembered by the extended McNaughton family.

Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Lyall (Love) Blatchford, her first husband Walter Rolof, sister Ruth (Lorne) Johnston, brother Bill Blatchford, nephews Joe and Peter Blatchford, great-nephew Brett Kaufman and Maxine Johnston.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday May 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday May 14, 2016 with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church, Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or Elma Centre Cemetery appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

WILSON, Elwood James (Pat) of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on May 3, 2016

Wilson, PatElwood James (Pat) Wilson – of Route 2 Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday May 2, 2016 at the age of 87. Pat was a member of Atwood United Church, past chairman of the Board of Elma Centre Cemetery and a member of the Atwood Mens Club for 30 years.  He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family.  Pat played bagpipes with the Listowel Legion Pipe Band for over 60 years.

Beloved husband of Ferne (McNeilly) whom he married in 1957. Loving father of Ron and Debbie, Don and Leanne, Karen and Dave Schmidt.  Cherished grandpa of Amanda, Becky, Terri and friend Jeff, Cory, Kelsey and Shelby.  Dear brother-in-law of Irene Wilson, Elma and Adrian Konings and Doris McNeilly.  Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.

Pat was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents Bert and Elva (Cuthbertson) Wilson, sisters Dorothy and Beth, twin brother Elgin and his wife Marguerite, brother George and brother-in-law Bill McNeilly.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday May 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday May 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Ruth Long officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

GERLACH, Reinhold of Brunner

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Gerlach2Reinhold Gerlach – of Brunner, passed on to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at Sakura House, Woodstock after a long struggle with ALS. He was born December 5, 1946 in Gronau, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1951. Reinhold was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where he shared his song leading talent, participated in various singing groups and taught Sunday School. He enjoyed the mechanical and welding aspect of automobile restoration, photography, reading and his 28+ years in the printing industry. Rein courageously fought the last years with ALS which robbed him of physical health, but his love for God infused him with joy till his journey’s end. Though he could not speak, his eyes and smile spoke volumes. Rein lived life with fearless determination to succeed at his various interests through experimentation and research. His biggest accomplishment was being faithful
Beloved husband of Connie (Musselman) Gerlach for 25 exciting years. Dear brother of Herbert and Edith Gerlach, Elinor and Eric Tuer. Fondly remembered by his father-in-law Clayton F. Musselman, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Pat and Ron Wagner, Jerry Musselman, Roger and Anne Musselman, Dean and Carol Musselman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Elvira Gerlach, brother Friedhelm Gerlach and mother-in-law Irene Musselman.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Milverton Mennonite Fellowship, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton on Friday April 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to ALS Canada appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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ADAIR, Maxine of Listowel

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Adair, MaxineMaxine Adair – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at the age of 79. Maxine was a former 4H instructor and a former Women’s Institute member.  She enjoyed knitting, reading and making crafts.

Beloved wife of Richard (Dick) Adair whom she married in 1953.  Loving mother of Lauretta and Chris Raven, Linda Chrissley, Don and Patti Adair.  Special grandma of Mark and Nicky, Kristy and Julian, Emily and friend Kyle, Mike and friend Leona, Jen and great grandma of Liam, Casey, Riley and Reese.  Sister of Ken and Linda Baillie, Audrey Ludington, John Baillie, Barry and Cheryl Baillie.  Fondly remembered by the extended Adair family, Lenore Moser and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Mark and Wilda (Baker) Baillie, her sister Donna and her husband Jack Sanburn, brothers Bill and his wife Alice, and Bob and brother-in-law Fred Ludington.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday April 22 from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, London, Owen Sound, Stratford

RYAN, NOELLA of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on April 7, 2016

Ryan, NoellaNoella Ryan – of RR2 Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at University Hospital, London on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at the age of 59. Noella enjoyed spending time with her family and loved living on the farm with her horses and dogs.

Beloved wife of Edmund Ryan whom she married in 2006.  Dear mother of Chad Carey (Cathy) and step mother of Sherri Ryan (Shane) and Tina Ryan (Andrew).  Special nanny of Mike, Sophia, Savannah and Alexandra.  Sister of Lilly and Brian Maughan, Gloria Gaudet, Yvette Doiron, Rita and Charles Melanson, Larry and Marilyn Doiron, Jackie and Gerald Hebert, Raymond Doiron, Al Doiron, Fernand and Sharon Doiron, Aline and Paul Smith.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Noella Ryan and John Fagan, Lloyd Ryan, John and Rita Ryan, Mike and Deborah Ryan, Madonna Ryan, Patricia and Wayne Walsh, her first husband Charles Carey and many aunts, uncles, nieces,nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary (Meunier) Doiron and brother-in-law Alfred Gaudet.

          Visitation will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Thursday April 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to the staff at University Hospital for the compassion and care provided to Noella and her family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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BEFURT, Owen William of Atwood

Posted by on March 30, 2016

Befurt, Owen3Owen William Befurt – passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday March 28, 2016.

Dearly loved infant son of Joey Befurt and Amanda Donohue.  Brother of Nathan, Willy and Maryjane.  Cherished grandson of Tex and Rosemary Donohue and great grandson of Ruth Lynch.  Fondly remembered by Uncle B and the extended Befurt and Donohue families.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday April 1, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until time of the service at 8 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Atwood Firefighters Association appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

ACHESON, Beverley (Bev) of Monkton

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Acheson, BevBeverley (Bev) Acheson – of Monkton passed away peacefully as a result of a stroke with his family by his side at Stratford General Hospital on Saturday March 26, 2016, two days before his 65th birthday.  Bev was a licensed mechanic and farming was his hobby.  He was a former volunteer firefighter with the Monkton Fire Department for over 15 years.

Lifelong friend and beloved husband of Wilma (Hymers) Acheson whom he married in 1978.  Loving father of Kevin (Cathy).  Cherished grandfather of Jevin Acheson-Clark (Lindsey), Jody, Michael and great grandfather of Ryker and Ryla Wilson.   Remembered by his sister Denise Acheson, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donna Bauer (Mervyn), Dina Patterson (Ken), Wendal Hymers (Cathy), Walter Hymers (Sandy), John Hymers (Dianne), his two half-sisters Cindy and Sherry, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He will be missed by his best friends (puppies).

Predeceased by his parents Sam and Bunny Acheson and parents-in-law Cecil and Dorothy Hymers.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday March 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Stratford

YANTZI, Wilfred of Poole

Posted by on March 12, 2016

Yantzi, WilfWilfred Yantzi – of Poole, with his wife by his side, took Jesus’ hand and passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Friday March 11, 2016 at the age of 63.

Wilf’s family wish to express their appreciation to the family who graciously donated their loved one’s lungs in order for him to receive a double lung transplant in 2005.  This allowed him 11 more years with his beloved wife Marlene (Ropp) whom he married in 1975 and his loving children Rochelle and Bruce Langlands, Jason and Jenni Yantzi and Renee Yantzi.  It also gave his grandchildren Riley, Alexis, Austin, Dustyn, Zachary, Liam and Megan special time with their Papa.  Wilf’s brother Marvin is thankful for the time they spent together on the farm while he was still able to enjoy tinkering and fixing farm machinery.  Wilf was a faithful member of Poole Mennonite Church where he held many positions over the years, most recently as Elder.

Fondly remembered by Marlene’s family, Rosemary Stein, Carol and Owen Cook, Willard and Mary Ropp, step-mother Mary (Schultz) Ropp and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents William and Vera (Schultz) Yantzi, father and mother-in-law Stanley and Leona Ropp, and brother-in-law Warren Stein.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Road 121, Perth East on Monday March 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Wilf’s life will be held at Poole Mennonite Church on Tuesday March 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.  Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Poole Mennonite Church or Trillium Gift of Life Network appreciated by the family.

A special thank you to the Transplant Team at Toronto General Hospital and the doctors and nurses that have cared for Wilf since his transplant.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

ROTH, Nelda of RR1, Listowel

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Roth, NeldaROTH, Nelda – of RR1 Listowel, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday February 28, 2016 at the age of 75. Nelda was a member of Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting and spending time at the lake.

Beloved wife of the late Delmer (Del) Roth who predeceased her in 2013. Loving mother of Cindy and Cliff Elliott, Dan and Elaine Roth, Laurie and Paul Brink, Darcy Roth and Missy Bell.  Cherished grandma of Chris and Jon Frey, Carolyn and Stephen Marles, Andrew Elliott and Sarah, Kelsey Roth and Blayne, Kyle Roth and Emily, Tanya and Luke Slotegraaf, Amanda and Aaron Foell, Tyler Roth and Annie, Ryan Roth and Miranda, Jaime Roth, Brady Roth, Morgan Bell, Ryan Bell.  Missed by her great-grandchildren Emma, Leah, Mac, Braya, Kole, Khloe, Bryce, Myles, Kaighlynn, Jaxon, Zander, Zachary, Riley and Noah.  Dear sister of Shirley and Herb Wagler, Mayne and Brenda Roth, Ervin and Marie Roth, Ed and Wanda Roth, and Dianne Rellinger.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gladys and Reinhardt Ohnsorge, Dorothy and Howard Burkholder, Barb and Dwight Wratchford, Mervin and Marjorie Roth, Doug Roth, Richard and Diane Roth and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Almon and Annie Mae (Ropp) Roth, parents-in-law Christian and Pricilla Roth, brothers-in law Bill Knoblauch, Alex Henry, Laverne Roth and sister-in-law Diane Roth.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church, 1205 Tremaine Ave. South, Listowel, on Thursday March 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Nelda’s life will be held on Friday March 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Wood officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church or The Lung Association appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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KIPFER, Alfred of Tavistock, formerly of Milverton

Posted by on February 9, 2016

Kipfer, AlfredAlfred Kipfer – passed away peacefully at his residence in Maples Nursing Home for Seniors, Tavistock on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at the age of 93. Alfred was formerly of Milverton and was a faithful member of Poole Mennonite Church where he served on various committees.  He was secretary of Son Light Missions for many years and served on many agricultural boards.  Alfred had a passion for family genealogy compiling two family books.

Beloved husband of Laura (Roes) Kipfer with whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage.  Loving father of Lloyd and Barb Kipfer, Doreen and Don Roth.  Cherished grandpa of Brent (Sarah), Bryan (Anita), Bryce (Anjana), Brad (Kelly), Lori (Travis), Dennis (Yvonne) and great grandpa of Joel, Micah, Joanna, Markus, Julia, Lena Kate, Daniel, Nayan, Kiaan, Kingston, Levi, Braeden, Connor, Carter and Zach.  Dear brother of Dora Roth and brother-in-law of Esther and Ralph Kropf.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ephraim and Lydia (Steckly) Kipfer, his sister Marion and Edward Lebold, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Michael Roth, Emma and husbands Raymond Gerber and Amos Steckly, Alvin and Marie Roes, David and Mildred Roes.

Visitation will be held at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Perth Rd 121, on Thursday February 11 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday February 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Brent Kipfer and Steve Brnjas officiating.  Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Son Light Missions or Mennonite Central Committee – Syrian Refugee Response would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

CHISLETT, Reginald of Mitchell

Posted by on January 21, 2016

Chislett, ReginaldReginald Chislett – passed away peacefully at his residence in Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Wednesday January 20, 2016, one week short of his 87th birthday.  Reginald was retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served as a flight engineer on the Hercules Aircraft.

Beloved husband of Margaret (Hawkins) Chislett whom he married in 1954. Loving father of Doug Chislett and Debra Woodske of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Dodi and Grant Morgan of Listowel, Bill and Leslie Chislett of Smithville.  Special grandpa of James Morgan, Jessica and Mike Carter and great grandpa of Jimmy and Annabelle.  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.  A special thank you to the friends and staff at Ritz Lutheran Villa.

Predeceased by his parents James and Suzanna (Jones) Chislett.  Reg was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by eleven siblings.

In keeping with Reg’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral home visitation.  A private family memorial service will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The War Amps would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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SCHALK, Gerard of Listowel

Posted by on December 27, 2015

Schalk, GerardGerard Schalk – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday December 26, 2015 at the age of 75. Gerard was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church.  He was a former businessman in Atwood/Listowel as owner of Gerard Schalk Auto Body and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 259 Listowel.  Gerard cherished the time spent with his family while camping, snowmobiling, travelling across this country and travelling abroad.  He was an avid Nascar fan who followed his Fords from the livingroom as well as visiting many of the tracks.

Devoted husband of Edith (Ropp) Schalk whom he married in 1964.  Loving father of Susan and Jamie Murr, Laurie Schalk, Donald Schalk.  Proud grandfather of Michelle and Chad, Mahria and Mike, Cody, Kurtis, Danielle and Eileen, and Derek.  Great-grandfather of Cohen, Carter and Hadley. Dear brother of Willa Ament.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill Ropp, Fred and Verna Ropp, Marg and Bruce Bates, Doug and Valerie Ropp and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Gerard Sr. and Marie Schalk, brothers Henk and wife Janet, Cor and wife Joyce, sister Erna and husband Bill Lucas and brother-in-law Gordon Ament.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday December 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Gerard’s life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Tuesday December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Theresa MacDonald-Lee officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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FRANK, William Grant of Route 1 Atwood

Posted by on December 3, 2015

Frank, WilliamFRANK, William G. (Bill) – of Route 1 Atwood, passed away peacefully on a crisp sunny morning in the comfort of his home, with the wood stove on, and the smell of bacon in the air, surrounded by his family on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at the age of 90. Well known as the owner of Frank’s Jewellers in Waterloo which he inherited from his father, and since 1975 the proud owner of the family farm near Atwood, Ontario.

Loving father and best friend of son Jim, son Bill and wife Heather, and son Bob and partner Leanne.  Special grandpa of Brittany, and Kelsey and friend Nathan.  Remembered by his niece, nephews and Helen Ann.

Predeceased by his parents William P. and Roxie B. Frank and his brother Douglas Frank.

The Frank family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all Dad’s caregivers and friends who made it possible for him to live his entire life in the comfort of his home.

A private family service was held at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382) followed by interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.  Bill’s family invite relatives and friends to a memorial reception to celebrate his life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 259 Parkview Gardens, 575 Elizabeth Street East, Listowel on Sunday December 13, 2015 from 1 – 5 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

DEWAR, Mary Phyllis of Mitchell, formerly of Listowel

Posted by on November 21, 2015

Dewar, MaryMary Phyllis Dewar – formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully at her residence in Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Friday November 20, 2015 at the age of 77.

Dear sister of Don and Ruth Dewar of Atwood, and Ken and Gayle Dewar of RR1 Monkton. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by her parents Roy and Theora (Ducklow) Dewar and her sister Ruth in infancy.

A private family funeral service to celebrate Mary’s life was held on Sunday November 22, 2015.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Brantford, Kitchener, Stratford

Stone, Maxine of Listowel

Posted by on October 26, 2015

Stone, Maxine2Maxine Stone – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Sunday October 25, 2015, five days short of her 79th birthday. Maxine was a member of Atwood United Church, Atwood U.C.W., Retired Women Teachers of Ontario and the Retired Teachers of Ontario.
Beloved wife of the late Jack Stone who predeceased her in 1994. Loving mother of John and Janette, Jamie and Louanna. Special grandma of Shane and Amanda, Dawson, Nicholas and Natalie.
Predeceased by her parents Harvey and Elva (Roger) Godbolt, her son Jeff and her sister Lenore and husband Glenn Gibson.
A memorial service will be held at Atwood United Church on Thursday October 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Belleville, Kitchener, Stratford