Buchanan, Dorothy of Listowel

Posted by on November 10, 2017

Dorothy Buchanan – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at the age of 89. Dorothy was a charter member and past president of the Atwood Lioness Club and a former member of the Donegal Women’s Institute.  She was an admirer of the Royal Family and was so proud to have met and shook the hand of Queen Elizabeth.  Dorothy enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, crafting and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Elgin Buchanan who predeceased her in 1986. Loving mother of Dorene Goodyer (Jim), Doug (Diane), Marlene Lamarche (Gene), Jim (Nancy), Jeff (Nancy), Ron (Christine).  Cherished grandma of Steven (Monique), Julie (Rob), Kim (Mike), Tiffany, Dean (Valerie), Karrie (Duane), Chris, Cody (Julie), Elisha (Kayla), Brady (Samantha), Trinity, Alexandra, Brianna, Logan, Lilah and step-grandma of Jeremy (Heather).  Great grandma of Sadie, Paige, Brenden, Bradley, Brock, Brooklyn, Nolan, Reegan, Taitum, Hylinn, Parker, Bayden, Sarah, Megan, Emily, Tanner, Trent, Kaden, Kyson, Kwinten and step-great grandma of Natasha and Griffin.   Dear sister of Shirley Aitcheson and sister-in-law of Robina Alexander and Ferne Johnston.  Fondly remembered by Betty Beaman, Stephanie Beaton Lamarche and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Melville and Ruby (Shearer) Alexander, brother Gordon and sisters Grace in infancy and Margaret.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Main Street, Atwood, on Sunday November 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held on Monday November 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations were made to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation, Atwood Lions Club or a Church of one’s choice.

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

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Filed Under: Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford

THOMPSON, G. Rae formerly of Atwood

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Thompson, G. Rae – formerly of Atwood, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at the age of 81. Rae was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Listowel Branch 259.  In his younger years, he enjoyed playing goalie for his hockey teams, baseball and crokinole.

Father of Ross Thompson of Rosseau and grandfather of Ashly Thompson.  Brother of Pauline Price and partner Jene Krop of Victoria BC.  Fondly remembered by his special friend Joyce Raycraft of Atwood and her family, the extended Graul family and Ed Price.

Predeceased by his wife Janet (Graul) Thompson (1997) and his parents Oscar and Elsie (Marks) Thompson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday November 6 from 4 – 8 p.m.  where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford, Victoria

DARROCH, Robert of Atwood

Posted by on October 29, 2017

Robert Darroch – of Atwood, passed away on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the age of 64.

Beloved son of Howard Darroch and the late Myrta (Buchanan) Darroch.  Dear brother of Dianne Lichti (Paul) and Michael Darroch (Theresa).  Special uncle of Chad (Heather), Christopher, Matthew (Sarah), Alexander, Melissa, Scott and great uncle of Bennett, Cora and Colton.  Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles and cousins.

During his life, Bobby developed deep connections with his friends within the Atwood/Listowel community. He valued these friendships very much and enjoyed the kinship provided by them. They provided a “social family” for him that coexisted with his biological family roots. Being a creature of routine, Bobby would visit his comrades daily at Ralph’s Service Centre in Atwood and he was a proud member the Listowel Legion. It is certain that his banter and big laugh will be missed in many of the local meeting places where he was often found with a beer, a pool cue or a dart, happily engaged in a friendly, or sometimes very competitive game. Bobby enjoyed gadgets and technology. He was proud of his cars. He had a soft heart for his niece and nephews. He lived life freely and independently. He will be deeply missed by all who love him.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday October 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday October 31, 2017 from 10:00 till 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating. Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Huron/Perth Chapter) appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Guelph, Stratford

NAYLOR, William (Bill) of RR3 Monkton

Posted by on October 23, 2017

William (Bill) Naylor – of RR3 Monkton, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 19, 2017 at the age of 90, two days after his beloved wife Ruby passed away. Bill was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton where he served as Clerk of Session for over 20 years.  He enjoyed quilting for missions and charities, woodworking, playing cards with friends from Monkton, had a keen interest in forestry and was always trying new farming techniques.  Bill was also a former caretaker of North Logan Cemetery.

Loving father of Ernie (Leslie), Beth Sorensen (Tom), Ken (Angela) and Jerry.  Special grandpa of Josh, Daniel, Ben, Dana, Alexander and William.   Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Muriel Gottfried and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Ella (Dewar) Naylor and twin brothers Roy and Waldron in infancy.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in North Logan Cemetery.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, (519-35602382) http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

ENGEL, Kenneth formerly of Monkton

Posted by on October 23, 2017

Kenneth Engel – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Friday October 20, 2017 at the age of 84. Ken was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton.  He enjoyed hunting and playing cards with his Monkton friends.

Dear brother of Shirley Boyd (William), Ross, and Betty Capling (Garry).  Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews Randy (Val), Patti (Don), Rick (Marion), Chris (Amber), Greg (Stephanie) and Kristan (Shawna).

Predeceased by his parents Norman and Elsie (Holman) Engel and his sister Judy Mitchell.

In keeping with Ken’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service.  A private family graveside service will take place in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Monkton at a later date.

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

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Filed Under: Stratford

ACHESON, Mildred of Stratford

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Mildred Acheson – passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday October 17, 2017. She was born 87 years ago, a daughter of the late Percy and Elsie Annett.  She resided in Stratford and formerly farmed at RR2 Atwood, near Donegal with her beloved husband Jim who predeceased her in 2003.

Loving mother of Elaine and Kirk Riehl, Marilyn and Paul Clements and Janette and Warren Morrison. Special grandma of Keith and Andrea, Craig, Michael and Tanya, Jason and Jaci, James, Carly and great-grandma of Dannika and Mikaela.  Dear sister of Alice Vine.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by in-laws Bill Vine, Helen and Osmond Lines, Annie and husbands Douglas Cleland and Frank Quipp, Howard and Isabelle Acheson, Melvin and Julia Acheson, father and mother-in-law George and Bertha Acheson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood, on Friday October 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Stratford

NAYLOR, Ruby of RR3 Monkton

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Ruby Naylor – of RR3, Monkton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at the age of 75. Ruby was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton where she was the church organist for many years.  She enjoyed quilting for missions and charities where she developed many close friendships.  Ruby enjoyed her life on the farm, spending time walking, caring for her cats, but most of all cherished time spent with her family.

Beloved wife of William (Bill) Naylor whom she married in 1965.  Loving mother of Ernie (Leslie), Beth Sorensen (Tom), Ken (Angela) and Jerry. Special grandma of Josh, Daniel, Ben, Dana, Alexander and William.  Sister of Muriel Gottfried.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Alex and Hilda (Krotz) Wolfe, her sister Gertrude and husband Robert Brisbin, brother Harold and brother-in-law Andrew Gottfried.

In keeping with Ruby’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

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

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Filed Under: Stratford

LEIS, Marie of New Hamburg

Posted by on October 18, 2017

LEIS, Marie (Erb) 1921-2017 – died at Nithview Community on Monday October 16, 2017 of age related illness. Born in Wellesley Township to Joseph R. and Mary (Nafziger) Erb.  She was a life partner in dairy farming with her late husband Gordon (1982) in Perth County where they raised their family, Glennis (Mark Yantzi), James (Rosella Gerber), Murray (Marilyn Roes), Merlin (Angela Kindler), Paul (Charlene Martin) and Gloria (Dale Freeman).  She will be missed by grandchildren Michael Yantzi (Marsha Taylor), James Yantzi, Rebecca Minor (Patrick), Shannon Leis, Maria Leis, David Leis, Scott Leis (Nicole) Victoria Leis (Alex), Erin Freeman, Alexander Freeman (Racheal), Nickolas Freeman (Kristen) and great grandchildren Laine, Lexi, Liam, Gracelyn May, Noa and Amos.  Also surviving are brother-in-law and sister-in-law Omer and Erma Leis and many nieces and nephews.  She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her sister Frieda (John G. Erb), and brothers Ervin (Erma, Mary Gingerich) and Joe (Mabel).  Also predeceased by in-laws Leroy and Vera Leis and Marion Bender Leis.

Marie had an amazing capacity to remember names and faces of those she met throughout her lifetime even in these later years with dementia. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting and for some years worked as a Red Cross Homemaker.

A special thanks to the staff at Nithview Community for their care and compassion shown to our mother in these later years.

Marie was a lifelong member of Maple View Mennonite Church in Wellesley Township where a private family burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery.   Memorial visitation will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line on Saturday October 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Sunday October 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating.

Memorial donations to Nithview Community (Tri County Mennonite Homes) or Mennonite Central Committee appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

“All is over, hands are folded

On a calm and peaceful breast

All is over, suffering ended

Now our mother is at rest

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

DITTMER, Joseph formerly of RR3 Listowel

Posted by on October 9, 2017

Joe Dittmer – formerly of RR3 Listowel, passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor, Sebringville on Sunday October 8, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley (Hird) Dittmer who predeceased him in 2003.  Father of Donald Dittmer and grandfather of Nancy Dittmer-Gulikers, Ken, Allan, Bill and Craig Dittmer.  Great grandfather of Aiden, Cole, Aubrey, Reid and Logan.  Brother of Laura Middleton, Vera McMillan, Lillian Siemon and Charles Dittmer.

Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Clara (Schwindt) Dittmer, sisters Bertha Weir, Frieda McAdams, Doris Dittmer and brothers Louis and William.

In keeping with Joe’s wishes, cremation will take place.  There will be no visitation or service.  A private family graveside service will take place in Elma Centre Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.

 

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Filed Under: Stratford

BROUGHTON, William (Bill) of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on October 4, 2017

Broughton, William (Bill) – of Listowel, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at the age of 94. Bill was a member of Atwood United Church and a former member of the Atwood Lions Club.  He was a true farmer but always found time for golfing, playing and coaching hockey, playing baseball and hunting.  Bill enjoyed playing cards at the Men’s Club of Atwood.

Beloved husband of the late Betty (Rock) Broughton who predeceased him in 2005.  Loving father of Debbie Wilson (Frank), Richard (Bev), Robert, Greg (Diana) and Tom (Tammy).  Special grandpa of Trevor, Amy (Andrew), Todd, Jamie (Kyla), Laurie (Wayne), Brad (Chelsea), Taylor, Nicole and great grandpa of Abbigayle, Aiden, Leah and Jake.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gwen and George Barrie, Joanne and Doug Aitchison, Iris Rock, Karl Campbell and by many nieces and nephews.

Bill was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents Jim and Lou (Coulter) Broughton, brother Jack (Mary), sisters Dorothy Lannin (Fergus), Laurene Corriveau (Paul) and Annie Primrose (Gerald).

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  where the funeral service will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

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

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

McLAUGHLIN, Lloyd

Posted by on August 25, 2017

Lloyd McLaughlin – formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at the age of 87. Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his family at the cottage and fixing old cars.

Beloved husband of Marg (Bell) McLaughlin with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage on August 9th.  Loving father of Ron and Lois and Randy and Wendy. Special grandpa of Trisha and Clint, Curtis and Sandi, Ryan, Becky, and Drew.  Poppa of Reed, Jesa, Jaxon, Camdyn, Destiny, Madison, Parker and Violet.  Brother of Harold McLaughlin. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Edith (Moore) McLaughlin, granddaughter Rhonda Lee in infancy, sister Elva Michel, brother-in-law Clair Michel and sister-in-law Jean McLaughlin.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday August 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at Calvary United Church, Listowel on Saturday August 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 to 10:45.  Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel at a later date.

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

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

CLARKE, Harvey of Atwood

Posted by on August 15, 2017

Harvey Clarke – of Atwood passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday August 14, 2017 at the age of 83. Harvey was a former 4H leader and square dance caller.  He enjoyed coaching hockey and square dancing.

Beloved husband of Marg (Conley) Clarke whom he married in 1958.  Loving father of Shirley and Alan Baker and their children Thomas (Nicole), Sara (Brian), Emily (Cody), and Isaac (Tasha); Murray and Sharon Clarke and their children Torie (Derek), Alanis (Ryan) and Austin; Brian Clarke and Jackie Birk; Tracy Courtney and her children Jillian (Graeme), Scott (Jess) and Tina; Paul and Tanya Clarke and their children Travis, Matthew and Samuel.  Special Great Gramps of Bexlie.  Brother of Vivien Laidlaw, Cecil Clarke (Barb), Ruth Kirkpatrick, Linda Clark.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wilma and Doug Rathwell, Doug and Virginia Conley, many nieces and nephews and Dave Courtney.

Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Hazel (Raynard) Clarke, brothers-in-law Ken Laidlaw and Russell Kirkpatrick and sister-in-law Louise Clarke.

There will be no visitation.  The funeral service to celebrate Harvey’s life will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice would be 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

ROCHER, Roberta of Listowel

Posted by on June 14, 2017

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Roberta Rocher – passed away peacefully at her residence in Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Calvin Rocher who predeceased her in 1992.  Step-mother of Barb Argue, and Ross and Nora Rocher.  Step-grandmother of Scott, Catherine and their families.  Dear sister of Elma Cooke.  Fondly remembered by Lenore Moser and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Henry and Ellen (Woods) Dale, sister Catherine and brother Carl.

In keeping with Roberta’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Listowel on Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Salvation Army or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.

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

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Filed Under: Kingston, Kitchener, Stratford

KRUGEL, Marion of Listowel

Posted by on May 1, 2017

Marion Krugel – of Listowel passed away surrounded by the love of her family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday April 29, 2017 at the age of 76. Marion was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she had volunteered her time in various roles.  She volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society, North Perth Hospice and the VON as a former leader of the exercise program in Listowel and Monkton.  Marion enjoyed travelling, loved the outdoors, gardening, painting and photography.

Fondly remembered by her siblings Rose Marie Wright (Burlington), Verna (Alfred) Young (Mitchell) and John Krugel (Listowel).  Dearly missed by her special nephew Bill (Cheryl) Young, great nephew Lucas, great nieces Anita and Catharine Young all of Monkton and loving Aunt Marjorie Kaufman (Listowel).  Also survived by her nieces Sandra (Vic) Farrow, Darlene Kosonic, Joanne Young, Yvonne Yarker, Carol Young and great nieces and nephews Donald, Julia, Stephon, Jeremy and Rebecca.

Predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy (Illman) Krugel and brother-in-law Ron Wright.

In keeping with Marion’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Listowel on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. followed by the memorial service to celebrate her life at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Entombment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 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: Hamilton, Stratford

REDDECOPP, David of RR1 Linwood

Posted by on May 1, 2017

David Reddecopp – of Linwood, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the age of 46. He and his family were on a trip when he died of complications of a grand mal seizure in Longview Texas.  David was a member of the Lighthouse Gospel Church.  He repented of his sins and received Jesus as his Lord and Saviour on May 8, 1996.  He was baptized on October 20, 1996.

Beloved husband of Susana (Peters) Reddecopp whom he married in 1996.  Loving father of Alexander, Sandra, Abigail, Jeremiah, Benaiah, Isabella, Anita, Theodor, Timothy, John, Galina and Armando.  Son of Aganetha (Froese) Redecopp.  Brother of Anna and John Thiessen, Maria and Jake Redecop, Nancy Redecop, Isaac and Susan Reddecopp, Pedro and Tina Reddecopp.  Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Susana Peters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Henry and Maria Knelsen, Bill and Anita Dyck, Doug and Tina Kroeker, Martin and Eva Fast, David and Elisa Friesen, David and Margarita Harder, Abe and Vonda Dyck.

Predeceased by his father Isaac Redecopp.

Visitation at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood on Monday May 1 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at Donegal Mennonite Fellowship on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Isaac Bueckert and John Janzen officiating.  Interment in Poole Mennonite Cemetery, Poole.

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

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Filed Under: Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan

ROCK, Mark H. of Atwood

Posted by on April 25, 2017

 Rock, Mark H. – of Atwood, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the age of 65. Mark was an organ donor who was able to give the gift of life to others.  He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Listowel.  Mark enjoyed talking to anyone and sharing his faith with them and was always seen wearing a cowboy hat.  He worked hard, participated in mission projects in Bolivia and also enjoyed travelling with Kathy especially to Tennessee.

Cherished and dearly loved husband of Kathy (McCallum) Rock whom he married in 1975. Loving father of Michelle Vanlochem (Marcel), Amanda Rock, Naomi Rock and April Rock.  Cherished grandpa of Eliana, Tobias, Myla and Zemirah.  Brother and brother-in-law of Joel (Marilyn), Marg Rock and Barbara Rock.  Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Margaret McCallum, brother-in-law Jim McCallum, Rebecca Rock, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents John and Myrn (Diehl) Rock, brothers Raymond, Donald, and John and father-in-law Jim McCallum.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday April 27 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Mark’s life will be held at First Baptist Church, Listowel on Friday April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Lambshead officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Emanuel Bolivia Mission Project or The Gideons would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford, Woodstock

McEwen, Berniece of Route 3 Monkton

Posted by on April 5, 2017

Berniece McEwen – of Route 3 Monkton, passed away surrounded by the love of her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at the age of 78. Berniece was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton.  She enjoyed knitting and reading and was a Monkton Wildcat, Monkton Muskrats, Toronto Maple Leaf and Toronto Blue Jay fan.  She worked for many years at the former Mary’s Truck Stop in Monkton.  Berniece lovingly supported her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in whatever endeavor they undertook.

Beloved wife of Doug McEwen whom she married in 1958.  Loving mother of Brian, Shirley Verhoeve (Rob), Janice Stahlke (Greg), Dennis (Mary Lynn), Colleen McEwen.  Special grandma of Brianne (Travis), Heather (Ryan), Jason (Nicci), Janelle (Jordan), Kristen, Taylor, Erin, Quintin (Rachel), Kyla, Brooklynn and great grandma of Everly, Carson, Brady, Harper, Dylan, Mckenna and Willa.  Cherished daughter of Olive (Osborn) and the late Edwin Hoppenrath.  Dear sister of Doris McLean (Ron) and Roger Hoppenrath (Angie) and sister-in-law of Marie Brohart (Vern), Joyce McLaughlin, Roy McEwen (Joan) and Marj McEwen.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son Bruce in infancy, her brother Eldon Hoppenrath and brother-in-law Barry McEwen.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday April 6 from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Berniece’s life will be held at the Elma Logan Recreation Complex, Monkton (Arena Floor) on Friday April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

SMITH, George formerly of Atwood

Posted by on March 12, 2017

George Smith – formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Sunday March 12, 2017 at the age of 83. George was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church where he had served as Elder.  He was a Charter/Life member of the Atwood Lions Club and a recipient of the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellowship, the foundations highest honor in recognition of his commitment to humanitarian work.  He enjoyed horse racing, playing Lost Heir with his Atwood friends, NCO dancing and when living in Atwood, walking his poodles with his neighbor Jack Peebles.

Beloved husband of Lillian (Pehlke) Smith with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.  Loving father of Kevin (Julia), Cheryl Dominski (Andrzej), Ted (Cara) and Sean (Kate).  Special grandpa of Mia, Michael (Charisse), Julianne, Travis, Kelsey, Jackson, Quinn, Emily, and Matthew.  Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Joan Pehlke and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Elgin and Hellen (Lochhead) Smith, infant son Brian, sisters Marian Dignard (Harry) and Ruth Gillespie (Nayland).

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday March 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate George’s life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Monday March 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating. Spring 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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DOIG, Margaret of Listowel

Posted by on March 8, 2017

Margaret Doig – of Listowel, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at the age of 91. Margaret enjoyed knitting, doing puzzles and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Stewart Doig who predeceased her in 1993.  Loving mother of Mary Lou Goetz (Joe), Wayne (Kathy) and Jim (Cathy).  Special grandma of Kim (Dean) and their children Dalen and Alexandra; Kevin (Amy); Korey (Natasha) and their children Cooper, Jake and Kamryn; Rob (Meghan) and their children Anne, Louis, Brennan; Ryan (Nicki) and their children Emily, Degan and Abbi; Lisa (Mat) and their children Liam and Blake; Kelly; and Abbie.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Herbert and Mary (Cudmore) Duncan, brothers John, Harry (Gladys), Les (Shirley) and sisters Eva Malcolm (Bob), Julia Sim (Joe), Bernice Smith (Charles).

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday March 9, 2017 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Spring interment in Molesworth Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Listowel Branch No. 259, Listowel Memorial Hospital – CT Scanner or the North Perth Community Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

PURCELL, Debbie of Newton

Posted by on February 23, 2017

Debbie Purcell – of Newton, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital with her husband by her side on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at the age of 57. Debbie joins her mother Barbara Nafziger who predeceased her eight days ago on February 13th.  She was a thrift store enthusiast and enjoyed gardening and walking her dog.  Debbie loved the times she spent baking, cooking and talking on the telephone with her family.

Beloved wife of Doug Purcell whom she married in 1977.  Loving mother and grandmother of Cory and Melissa and their children Cheyenne, Trevor, Caroline and Caitlyn; Natashia and Mike Cassel and their children Makayla, Dakota and Brielle; Devin and Tessa and their children Jack, Ruby and Grace.  Dear sister of Connie Cassel (Steve), Frances Royal (Joe), Paul Nafziger (Jen), Calvin Nafziger (Heidi).  Cherished daughter of John and the late Barbara (Herrfort) (2017) Nafziger.  Fondly remembered by the extended Purcell family and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her father-in-law Morris Purcell.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday February 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A private family graveside service will take place at Riverdale Mennonite Cemetery, Millbank at a later date with Minister Darren Reimer officiating.

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, Owen Sound, Stratford

CAMPBELL, John of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on February 20, 2017

John Campbell – of Listowel, formerly of Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Sunday February 19, 2017 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of the late Anna (Weber) Campbell who predeceased him in 2014.  Loving father of Brian Campbell (Barb), Colleen Vetor, Brenda Campbell (Mike Graham), Karen Rea (Wayne) and Sharon Campbell. Special grandpa of Samantha (Michael), Robert (Tracey), Michelle (Anthony), Nelson (Nicole), Tyler (Laura), David, Jonathon, Amanda, Allison, Susan (Craig), Tina (Chris), Melissa (Rob), Amanda (Jamie), Jason (Meghan) and 16 great-grandchildren.  Brother of Ruth McCullouch and brother-in-law of Roy McCullouch, Oswald Weber, Lorraine Weber, Mary Ann and Walter Reitzel, Marlene and William Fay, Sister Irene Weber, Allan and Audrey Weber.  Fondly remembered by Gary Vetor, Dale Stanley and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Harold and Dorothy (Leake) Campbell, sisters Margaret Weber (Lorne), Doris Edgar (Harold), Martha McCullouch, brothers Jim (Lucy), Harold, Robert, Allen and brother-in-law Lorne McCullouch.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday February 22 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Thursday February 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

NAFZIGER, Barbara of Newton

Posted by on February 14, 2017

NAFZIGER, Barbara – of Newton passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on Monday February 13, 2017 at the age of 78. Barb enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting and making crafts which she exhibited at numerous fall fairs.  She was a yard sale enthusiast and loved spending time playing games with her family.

Beloved wife of John Nafziger whom she married in 1959.  Loving mother of Connie Cassel (Steve), Debbie Purcell (Doug), Frances Royal (Joe), Paul (Jen), and Calvin (Heidi).  Special grandma of Shane, Dean (Erin), Cory (Melissa), Natashia (Mike), Devin (Tessa), Sabrina (James), Jordan (Melissa), Michael, Samantha (Matthew), Jessica, Rachel and great grandma of 14.  Remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marlene Herrfort, Bernice Herrfort, Edna Tigani, Robert Nafziger (Rose), Jake Nafziger (Sharon), Donald Nafziger, Bill Nafziger (Judy) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Barb was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Henry and Frances (Zehr) Herrfort, sister Mildred Roes (David), and brothers William (in infancy), Sam, Allan and Melvin.

In keeping with Barb’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  A private family graveside service will take place at Riverdale Mennonite Cemetery, Millbank.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association 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, Owen Sound, Stratford

HAHN, Melissa (Dippy) of Route 3 Monkton

Posted by on February 5, 2017

HAHN, Melissa (Dippy) – passed away peacefully at her residence RR 3 Monkton on Friday February 3, 2017 one day before her 42nd birthday. Melissa was a dialysis patient at Stratford General Hospital for twelve years.  She will be remembered by everyone for her determination to live through one crisis after another.  She taught everyone around her to live in the moment.  Melissa enjoyed many things in life – family celebrations and attending her brother’s midget hockey games.  Faith, family, friends and her love of music fulfilled Melissa’s life.

Cherished daughter of Bruce and Diane (Metzger) Hahn.  Dear sister of Darrick Hahn (Jane Barkley), Bill Hahn (Jennifer MacNeil), Pam Brame (Trevor), Charlene (Punk) Hahn, Adam Hahn (Megan Weitzel), Christopher Smith.  Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Noah, Mira, Eadie, Kaden, Ashlyn, Jimmy and Owen.  Also remembered by special friends Aaron Smith, Lisa Satchell, Heidi Long, Mary Ellen Ropp and her aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours and friends.

Predeceased by her grandparents William and Doris Hahn and Albert Metzger and Dorothy Foell.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday February 7 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 2 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Kinkora on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Father Clare Coleman officiating.  Cremation to follow with spring interment in Macton Cemetery.

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

Melissa’s family is forever thankful to her International Family, Listowel Friendship Club, Stratford General Hospital Dialysis Unit and their volunteers and Melissa’s foster siblings for giving her community. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

KENNY, Christina Victoria of Calgary

Posted by on February 3, 2017

KENNY, Christina Victoria, passed away of viral meningitis at her residence in Calgary on January 25, 2017.  Beloved daughter of Clare and Stirling Kenny, twin sister of Mark Kenny (wife Jennifer) and aunt of Lauren Lee Kenny, all of Guelph, sister of Brent Kenny (wife Danielle) and aunt of Grace Katharine Kenny, all of Toronto.  She was predeceased by her sister, Katharine (Katie) Kenny.  Vikki attended Avon Public School and Stratford Central.  She always had wonderful memories of growing up in Stratford and spending every summer at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, where, for many years she enjoyed working at J Dee’s Summerhouse.  After high school she spent two years as an au pair living in Oldenburg, Germany, followed by a year in Paris.

After graduating from college, she served as a Master Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces, for ten years at CFB Borden near Barrie, then three years in Edmonton in the Military Police. In 2013 she transferred from the Regular Forces to the Reserve Force.  She then moved to Calgary when she was employed by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for Southern Alberta, and also worked at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehabilitation Society.

She missed Ontario and wanted to move back to be closer to family and friends. Vikki was to arrive shortly to be Godmother for her new niece, Grace Katharine Kenny.

Vikki had the most amazing blue eyes and always lit up every room with that wonderful smile. She loved animals and walked dogs for the Humane Society and always had a cat for a companion.  She will be sorely missed by her many friends here in Ontario and in Edmonton and Calgary.

Cremation has taken place in Calgary. A private family service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Stratford, Ontario.  A celebration of Vikki’s life will take place at a later date in the summer, at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, at which time her ashes will be committed to the family garden alongside those of her sister Katie.

Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, Ontario assisted with arrangements.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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PETRIE, Muriel of Milverton

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Muriel Petrie – passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Monday December 12, 2016 at the age of 94.  Muriel was a member of the former Donegal United Church, Donegal UCW and a past president of the Donegal Women’s Institute.  She was a former 4H Leader in Perth County and a former crossing guard in Milverton.  In the late 1950’s, Muriel obtained her nurses aid certificate and proudly worked at Knollcrest Lodge.

Dear mother of Donna Patterson (Jim), Ken Petrie, Bill Petrie, Maureen Houston (Vince Bergin) and Bob Petrie.  Special grandma of Ken, David, Richard, Scott, Kyle, Jill, Amy, Jonathon, and Jennifer.  Sister of Earl Buchanan.  Fondly remembered by her 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents William and Alice (Thorndyke) Buchanan, daughter-in-law Deanna Petrie, sisters Marie Blackwell (Tom), Mary Park (Steve), brother Alvin Buchanan (Minnie) and sister-in-law Vera Buchanan.

In keeping with Muriel’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Saturday December 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.  Spring interment in Donegal Cemetery, Donegal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Knollcrest Lodge or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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