WILSON, Ferne of Listowel, formerly of Newry

Posted by on July 6, 2018

Ferne Wilson – of Caressant Care Retirement Home, Listowel, formerly of Newry, passed away peacefully on Friday July 6, 2018 at Listowel Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Ferne was a lifelong member of the Atwood United Church, the Atwood U.C.W. and the Atwood quilters.  She enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and celebrated with them every milestone and accomplishment, instilling in them a strong sense of family values.

Beloved wife and best friend for 59 years of the late Elwood (Pat) Wilson who predeceased her in 2016.  Lovingly remembered by her children Ron and his wife Debbie, Don and his wife Leanne, Karen Schmidt and her husband David and her treasured grandchildren Amanda, Becky, Terri and her friend Jeff, Cory, Kelsey and her friend Brennan, and Shelby.  Dear sister of Elma Konings (Adrian), Irene Wilson and sister-in-law of Doris McNeilly.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents David and Ada (Kitchen) McNeilly, her brother Bill, brothers and sisters-in-law George Wilson, Dorothy Wilson, Beth Wilson, Elgin and Marguerite Wilson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday July 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Ferne’s life will be held on Monday July 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Angie Lannin 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. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

HAMILTON, Dorothy of RR1, Atwood

Posted by on July 6, 2018

Dorothy Hamilton – of Route 1 Atwood, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday July 5, 2018 at the age of 92. Dorothy was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Atwood Ladies Aid.  She spent many years farming with her husband Don as well as in the real estate business with him.  Dorothy was the primary care giver for her mother and mother-in-law for many years.  She cherished the time spent with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Don Hamilton who predeceased her in 2009. Loving mother of Sharon Vance (Jim), Doug (Lynne), Wayne (Wilma), Barb Cressman (John) and Joe DeBruyn (Dale).  Special nanny of Dawn Marie Smith (Jeff), Melissa Vance (Lorne Zweig), Troy Hamilton (Kristie), Tasha Hamilton (Greg McNevan), Kara Cressman, Kyle Cressman (Laura), and Loula Thalassinos (Teresa Purtill).  Remembered by her great-grandchildren Sydney Smith (Drew Pegrum), Brooklyn Smith, Payton Smith, Hayden Zweig, Eli Zweig, Nicholas Thalassinos, Camden, Hudson and Alexa McNevan, Erica, Maria, Isabel and Kayley Hamilton, Jensyn, Deklyn, Maisy, Beckett and Garrett Cressman and great great-grandchild Everly Pegrum.  Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Betty Elliott (Bob Wade) and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Garrett and Tamar (Armstrong) Blough, her sisters Ruth MacPhail (Jack), Enid Blough, her brother Harold Blough and brother-in-law Bill Elliott.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Monday July 9, 2018 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m.  with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian 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: Kitchener, Stratford

LUDINGTON, Alvin of Listowel

Posted by on June 22, 2018

Alvin Ludington – of Listowel, passed away surrounded by his family at University Hospital, London on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at the age of 80. Alvin was a member of Calvary United Church, Listowel.  He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.  Alvin was always ready to help anyone and will be remembered as the flower delivery man for Zehr’s Florist.

Beloved husband of Judy (Smith) Ludington whom he married in 1964.  Loving father of Brian (Sharon), Bonita, Brent (Denise) and Brad.  Special grandpa of Alec, Lindsay, Simon and Sophie.  Dear brother of Eric (Carole), Ross (Margaret), Gordon (Barb) and Doris Harrow (Jim).  Fondly remembered by brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Elaine Pestell, David Smith (Janet) and by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ken and Laura (Harrison) Ludington, granddaughter Victoria (in infancy), brothers Keith (in infancy), Fred and wife Audrey, sister-in-law Pauline Ludington, nephew Paul Ludington and brother-in-law Rae Pestell.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday June 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Alvin’s life will be held at Calvary United Church on Friday June 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Calvary United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

CLARKE, Minnie of Atwood

Posted by on June 21, 2018

Minnie Clarke – of Atwood passed away with husband Bert at her side at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at the age of 64.

Beloved wife of Bert Clarke whom she married in 1972.  Sister and sister-in-law of Margaret and Rick Matheson, Tom and Sharon Bastien, Carol Bastien, Brian Edwards, Mona and Albert Hutton.  Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents George and Phyllis (Fletcher) Bastien, brothers Maurice and wife Viola Bastien, Bob Bastien and sister Doris Edwards.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday June 22  from 5 to 8 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Minnie’s life will be held on Saturday June 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Ruth Long officiating.  Interment in Brussels Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, The Arthritis Society or Atwood United Church appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

PATTERSON, Robert (Bob) of Milverton

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Robert (Bob) Patterson – of Milverton, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at the age of 90. Bob enjoyed gardening, playing cards, watching sporting events, spending time with his family and watching them participate in sports.

Beloved husband of Jackie (Fetter) Patterson whom he married in 1956.  Loving father of Marilyn Matheson (Mark), Sheila McTavish (Ross), Sherry Ensinger (Bill).  Special grandpa of Nathan (Erin), Jeremy (Jessica), Rebecca (Steven), Cera, Colleen (Devon), Caitlyn, Jason (Whitney), Angela and great-grandpa of Logan, Aubrey, Oliver, Quinn and Ellie.

Bob was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents Alexander and Catherine (Plaskett) Patterson, his sisters Jean McDougall (John), Ruth Patterson and his brothers Jack, Bruce and Ross.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday May 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

RITZ, Shirley formerly of Monkton

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Shirley Ritz – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Ritz Lutheran Villa on Sunday May 20, 2018 at the age of 89. Shirley was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  She enjoyed quilting, fishing and going on bus trips.

Beloved wife of the late Alvin Ritz who predeceased her in 2001.  Loving mother of Lynda Cooper, David, Jim (Susan), Rhonda Sutherland, Lori Smith (Charles) and Steven (Diane).  Special grandma of 12 grandchildren and great-grandma of 23 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Lois Peever (Clarence) and sister-in-law of Ruth Vrooman and Jean Vrooman.

Predeceased by her parents Louis and Ada (Greenaway) Vrooman, son-in-law Jack Sutherland, sisters Grace Campbell (Andrew), Rose Harloff (Walter), brothers Arthur (Eleanor), Vincent, Kenneth, Donald (Frances) and brother-in-law Mac McKay.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday May 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton on Thursday May 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Pastor Marvin Bublitz officiating.  Interment in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Monkton.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Redeemer Lutheran Church or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Stratford

CLELAND, Ida of Listowel

Posted by on May 2, 2018

CLELAND, Ida – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home on Tuesday May 1, 2018 at the age of 103. Ida was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel, a former member of the Women’s Missionary Society, Maple Leaf Women’s Institute and the Listowel Chapter of Rebekah Lodge.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting, knitting, loved spending time with her family and enjoyed travelling with her husband Frank.

Beloved wife of the late Frank Cleland who predeceased her in 1995.  Loving mother of Shirley Nind (Derek), Joan Norman, Maureen Hayward (Stuart) and Jim Cleland.  Cherished grandma of 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by Ken Norman, Dawn Cleland, Brenda Walker, Lois Halpenny and many nieces and nephews.

Ida was the last surviving member of her family, being predeceased by her parents Ed and Jane (Duke) Halpenny, brothers and sisters Roy Tughan (Zelma), Clara Danbrook (Charlie), Thelma Smith (Clarence), Richard Tughan, Archie Tughan (Marj) and Clifford Halpenny.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday May 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Ida’s life will be held on Friday May 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Owen Sound, Stratford

LUDINGTON, Audrey of Atwood

Posted by on April 23, 2018

Audrey Ludington – of Atwood passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday April 23, 2018 at the age of 83. Audrey farmed on the 16th Line of Elma with her husband Fred, whom she also hunted with.  She was a ladies fastball coach and umpire for many years.  Audrey enjoyed playing bingo, watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Fred Ludington who predeceased her in 2011. Loving mother of David and Gayle Ludington.  Special grandma of Laura and Joe Kerr and their children Bensen, Gavin, Kylan, Grayson and Evelyn; Nicole and Mike Boneschansker and their children Nathan and Penelope; and Mary Pat Ludington.  Dear sister of Ken and Linda Baillie, John Baillie and sister-in-law of Cheryl Baillie.  Fondly remembered by Lenore Moser, Kristen and Bill Warden and their children Carter and Kyla.  Also remembered by the Ludington family and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Mark and Wilda (Baker) Baillie, brothers and sisters James, William and Alice, Donna and Jack Sanburn, Bob, Maxine and Richard Adair, and Barry.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday April 25 (today) from 6 – 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at Calvary United Church, Listowel on Thursday April 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Elma Minor Ball or Calvary United Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

DUNCAN, Ross of Listowel

Posted by on April 22, 2018

Ross Duncan – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Lois (Nickason) Duncan whom he married in 1961. Loving father of Linda Oliver (Ron), David, Nancy Thompson (partner Tim Hough), Howard, and Tony.  Special grandpa of Zach Thompson (Paige Koch), Shannon Thompson (Noah Lindsay), Megan Oliver, Niki Oliver and great grandpa of Trent Thompson.  Dear brother of Doreen Seguin, Leone Duncan, Doris Illman (David), Marlene McHarg (Hartley), Joyce Hansen (Bob), and Brian Duncan.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Ken O’Grady, Peter Geerstma, Robert and Jackie Nickason and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ewart and Hazel (Gibb) Duncan, his sisters Velma Carruthers, Alma O’Grady, Marjorie Geertsma, his brothers Glen and his wife Mildred, Colin and brother-in-law Gilbert Seguin.

          Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday April 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.

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

 

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

DALLNER, Brian of RR2 Grand Bend

Posted by on April 19, 2018

Brian Dallner – of RR2 Grand Bend, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away at University Hospital, London on Monday April 16, 2018 at the age of 67. Brian will be remembered as a successful farmer and business man co-owning Listowel Feed Mill for over 20 years and later owning and operating Tim Horton’s in Grand Bend and Parkhill.  He loved spending time working with his family and spoiling his grandchildren.

Beloved husband of the late Cheryl (Petrie) Dallner who predeceased him in 2011.  Dear father of Scott (Sherry), Bill (Melissa) and Patti Coghlin (Andrew).  Special Papa (Possum) of Madalyn, Joel, Logan, Carter, Grace, Sophia and Elise.  Loving partner of Karen Wilson.  Dear brother of Pauline Mueller (Keith), Charlie (Vivian), and Jean Welsh (Jim).  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wayne and Marilyn Petrie, Bev and Jack Porterfield and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Amil and Eileen (Scott) Dallner, brother-in-law Larry and his wife Marg Petrie and sister-in-law Vicky Dallner.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday April 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Ronald MacDonald House, London would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Filed Under: Stratford

MACHAN, Aldeen formerly of Route 3 Monkton

Posted by on March 12, 2018

Aldeen Machan – formerly of Route 3 Monkton, passed away peacefully at Mitchell Nursing Home on Sunday March 11, 2018 in her 100th year.  Aldeen enjoyed dancing, playing cards, cooking and travelling with friends.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd (Pud) Machan who predeceased her in 1979. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bonnie Golightly and friend Phil Hudson of Monkton, Fay Machan and Bob Mayberry of Listowel, Gord and Joanne, Robert (Whitey), Russ, Gerald (Sam) all of RR#3 Monkton and Roy of Brussels.  Special grandma of Doug, Dennis, Charlene, Sandra, Tammy, Stephen, Kathy, Sheryl, Kevin, Trevor, Ronnie, Julie, Josh, Jared, Jessica, great grandma of 17 and great great-grandma of 3.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her sons Larry and wife Wanda (2015), Harvey (Hub)(1992) and son-in-law Wayne Golightly (2011).  She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents John A. and Emelia (Vock) Wolfe, sisters Lavina Dill (Frank), Irene Steiss (Melvin) and brother Harvey Wolfe.

No visitation.  A private family service will take place.  Spring interment in North Logan Cemetery, Monkton.  A celebration of life will be held on Sunday June 24th at Machan’s Pit.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society or Mitchell Nursing Home 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, Ontario, Stratford

SCHULTZ, Peter of Guelph

Posted by on March 3, 2018

Peter Schultz – of Guelph passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at University Hospital, London on Friday March 2, 2018 in his 40th year.  Peter graduated from St. Jerome’s, University of Waterloo, with a math degree in the fall of 2000.  While at university, he was hired by Chris Murphy at GMA Cover Corp. as a co-op student and they became lifelong friends.  In December of 2008, they started their own business, VAS Canada Inc., doing third party quality control in the automotive sector.  Peter loved working with Chris and was thrilled to see their business grow over the past 10 years.  Peter had many friends with whom he spent enjoyable days on the golf courses around Guelph.  He loved watching TV sports with his friends, especially soccer and football which he followed very closely.  Peter was a kind and gentle man.  He had a keen mind, a sparkle in his eyes, and a great sense of humour.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dearly loved son of Ray and Brenda (Zehr) Schultz of Milverton.  Much loved nephew of Carol and Gerry Gerber, Sharon and Norman Roes, Hazel and Murray Gerber, Ruth and Bud Gerber, Rosie and Fred Lichti, Audrey Schultz, Frieda and Pete Schellenberger, and Del and Janet Schultz.  He will be sadly missed by his many cousins and friends.  Greatly missed by his best friends and business partner, Chris and Jackie Murphy of Guelph.

Predeceased by his grandparents Elroy and Emma Schultz and Vernon and Katie Zehr, his uncle Floyd Schultz and his cousin Jeremy Gerber.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Perth Road 121, on Tuesday March 6 from 1 –  4 pm and 6 – 9 pm where the funeral service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Doug Amstutz officiating. Interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to London Health Sciences Foundation Transplant Unit, Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice or Poole Mennonite Church appreciated by the family.

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

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Filed Under: Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford

HEWISON, Eric of Palmerston, formerly Trowbridge

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Eric Hewison – of Palmerston, formerly of Trowbridge, passed away unexpectedly at Palmerston District Hospital on Sunday February 25, 2018 at the age of 87. Eric was the former manager of the Campbell Soup Hatchery.  He was the founder of the Listowel Horticultural Society in 1992 and was a master gardener.

Beloved husband of the late Pamela (Jollye) Hewison who predeceased him in 2012.  Loving father of Andrew (Brooke) of Palmerston, Rupert (Vicki) of Alberta and Tim of British Columbia.  Special grandpa of Jeremy, Mikey, Mitchell, Tony, Chris, Sarah, Cameron, Natalie, Nathaniel and great-granddad of Emmalee.  Brother and brother-in-law of Ernest (Joan) Hewison, Patsy Hewison and Geoffery Jollye.

Predeceased by his parents Howard and Nelly (Marklem) Hewison, brothers Jim, Reginald (Pat) and Ronald, and sister Mavis Loft.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday March 5 from 10 until 10:45 a.m. followed by the memorial service 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 would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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METZLOFF, Harry of Listowel, formerly Belwood

Posted by on February 9, 2018

Metzloff, Harry – of Listowel, formerly of Belwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at the age of 92. Harry enjoyed spending time at Belwood Lake with his family and fixing lawn mowers.   He was a former bush pilot in Northern Ontario and worked for Forwell’s Sand and Gravel for over 25 years.

Loving father of Tim (Deanne) and Dave (Terry).  Grandpa of Robert, Darryl (Jennifer), Kevin (Melinda), Philip (Amanda), Alison, Heather and great-grandpa of Connor, Blake, Kyla, Desireh and Mikel.  Survived by step-sister-in-law Elizabeth Schaefer.

Predeceased by his parents Albert and Louise (Nickolas) Metzloff, son Richard, sister June Oestreich, brother-in-law Wayne Oestreich and step-brother Phil Schaefer.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday February 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  A private family interment in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Children’s Health Foundation or The Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford

AMBEDIAN, Edward of Atwood

Posted by on February 9, 2018

Ambedian, Edward (Barky) – of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at the age of 87. Edward enjoyed spending time with his family and at the horse racing track.  He was a retired employee of Campbell Soup Company after 30 years of service.

Loving father of Lynn, Marty (Jean), Kendal, and Leslie (Peter Kotanen).  Special grandpa of Desmond, Ricki, Krys, Simon and great-grandpa of Sienna.  Survived by his sisters Marguerite, Mary Meyers (Larry), Rosie Asadorian (Ernie), Virginia (Ray) and brothers Albert (Betty) and Dave.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ohannes and Marion (Ashukian) Ambedian and his brother Mike.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday February 13, 2018 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 1:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will be held in Windsor at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Stratford, Windsor

DICKINSON, Donna of Kitchener

Posted by on February 9, 2018

Dickinson, Donna – of Kitchener, passed away peacefully at Lisaard House, Cambridge on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at the age of 68. Donna was a devoted sister, aunt and great auntie and loved spending time with her family.  She enjoyed music, playing cards and reading.

Survived by her sisters Ellen DeActis (Gary), Patricia Minielly (Jim) and brother Danny (Donna Ingraham).  Special aunt of Terry (Dawn), Linda (Aaron), Sue (Russ), Marie (Al), Sarah, Amanda (Mike) and William (Amanda).  Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Kathy Dickinson, many great-nieces, great- nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Don and Fern (Huston) Dickinson and brother Doug.

In keeping with Donna’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Lisaard House or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

SMITH, Barb of Lion’s Head, formerly Atwood

Posted by on January 31, 2018

Barbara Smith – of Lion’s Head, formerly of Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 65. Barb was a member of the Lion’s Head book club, enjoyed photography, volunteering at Golden Dawn Seniors Home and attending yoga classes.  She also enjoyed travelling and walking outdoors with her companion and guide Jemma who will truly miss her.  She was a fun-loving people person and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.  She loved life and lived her life to the fullest.  Every sunset was enjoyed.

Beloved wife of Dave Smith whom she married in 1971.  Loving mother of Christa Beyer (Tim) and Steven Smith (Stephanie).  Special grandma of Sophie, Lily, Blake and Evan.  Cherished daughter of Marie (Debus) Schade.  Sister of Ken Schade and Brian Schade (Pauline).  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Mary Eckensviller (Ross), Elaine Foerster (Luke), Don Smith (Judy) and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her father Norman Schade, parents-in-law Ossie and Edith Smith, sister-in-law Dorothy Schade and brother-in-law Tom Foerster.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Main Street, Atwood, on Friday, February 2 from 3 to 8 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Barb’s life will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to CNIB, Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or Lions Guide Dogs 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, Owen Sound, Stratford

NETHERCOTT, Eileen of Kitchener, formerly of Listowel

Posted by on January 16, 2018

NETHERCOTT, Eileen – of Kitchener, formerly of Listowel passed away peacefully at her residence in Highland Place on Sunday January 14, 2018 at the age of 86. Eileen was a member of Atwood United Church.  She enjoyed quilting, making crafts and reading, but loved the time spent with her family.

Loving mother of Twila (predeceased 2016) (Dan Allen) and Tim Smith (Rose).  Special grandma of Scott (Kelly), Connie (Paul), Greg, Becky (Will), Stacey (A.J). and great grandma of Sarah, Brooklyn, Kaitlyn, Phillip and Kirsten.  Fondly remembered by step-children Nancy Sinnamon (Wayne), Jim Nethercott (Christina), Jeff Nethercott (Marie Claude), step-grandchildren Tyler, Natasha (Chris), Ryan, Noah, Adam and Clara, brother-in-law Wallace McKee, sister-in-law Myrtle Nethercott, the residents and staff at Highland Place where Eileen resided for nearly two years, and many dear friends.

Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Connie (Reddon) Rea, her first husband Ken Smith, son Douglas (in infancy), her sisters Verda Helgerman (Ed), Marjorie (in infancy), brother Roy (in infancy), her parents-in-law Hugh and Agnes Smith, sisters and brothers-in-law Marion McKee, Mac and Marjorie Smith, Jim and Violet Smith.  Also predeceased by her second husband Ken Nethercott, step-son John Nethercott and brother-in-law Roy Nethercott.

In keeping with Eileen’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at Atwood United Church on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Spring interment in Molesworth Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association 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

DINSMORE, Jack of Listowel, formerly of Trowbridge

Posted by on January 3, 2018

DINSMORE, Jack (Cooney) – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday January 2, 2018 at the age of 79. Jack was a member of the former Trowbridge United Church.  He attended the McDonald’s Coffee Club, enjoyed the mystery weekend travelers group, camping with Betty and the Gatorville crew, and spending time with his family.

Beloved husband of the late Betty (Hamilton) Dinsmore who predeceased him in 2015.  Loving father of Mike (Shelley), Brian (Terry) and Paul (Bonnie). Special grandpa of Jeramey (Candace), Allison (Andrew), Tyler (Emily), Mark, Jeff (Danielle) and Lindsay (Danny).  Dear brother of Dave (Jean), Jean Ashley, Doris Ashley (Ron) and brother-in-law of Eileen Ament, Bob and Isabel Hamilton, and Pat Hamilton.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Marion (Pritchard) Dinsmore, brother Bob and his wife Marg Dinsmore, and brother-in-law Cal Ashley.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday January 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood on Saturday January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

A special thank-you to Dr. Edmonds and the 1st Floor nursing staff at Listowel Memorial Hospital.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

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

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