SEMPLE, Beryl of Listowel, formerly of RR1 Atwood

Posted by on July 6, 2015

Semple, Beryl2SEMPLE, Beryl – formerly of RR1 Atwood, passed away peacefully at her residence in Listowel surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ALS on Sunday July 5, 2015 at the age of 75. Beryl was a faithful member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School for many years. She was Past President of Knox Presbyterian W.M.S., volunteered at Youth for Christ in Listowel and was an active member of the Retired Women Teachers Association of Ontario. After her retirement, she tutored children with learning disabilities and those who struggled with reading, writing and arithmetic. Beryl loved spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren.
Beloved wife of John Semple with whom she would have celebrated 55 years of marriage with on July 30. Loving mother of Karyn (Brad) French, and Brad Semple. Special grandma of Emma and Josh French. Fondly remembered by her nephew Greg and his wife Shannon Byermann and their children Courtney and John.
Predeceased by her parents Ken and Ialeen (Stimore) McFarlane and her sister Doreen and husband Melvin (Bob) Byermann.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday July 7 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Beryl’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Wednesday July 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to ALS Society appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford, Toronto

THOMPSON, Andrew McKeever (Mac) formerly of Route 4 Listowel

Posted by on June 20, 2015

Thompson, MacTHOMPSON, Andrew McKeever (Mac) – of Listowel, formerly of RR4 Listowel, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Thursday June 18, 2015 at the age of 85. Mac was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel where he served as Elder for over 30 years. He was an active member of the North Perth Seniors and the Independent Order of Oddfellows Avon Lodge. Mac was also past president of the Listowel Agricultural Society and a charter member of the Listowel Curling Club.
Beloved husband of Phyllis (Armstrong) Thompson whom he married in 1954. Loving father of Ross Thompson, Rick Thompson and Marie Laidlaw, Julie and John Haug, Lynn and Marc Lagerway, Jane Wahl and friend Randy Schubert, Joan and Paul Deacon, Bruce and Shellie Thompson, Lisa Thompson and friend Tammy VanKoughnett. Special grandpa of Ryan, Shawn, Andrew, Leanne, Matthew, Josie, Jackson, Aaron, Jessica, Carrie, Cody and great-grandpa of Zack, Brooklyn, Pheonix, Jaxon and Jase. Dear brother of Ruth Robinson and Lois Weixl and brother-in-law of Vera Thompson and Glenna Whitmore. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents John S. and Annie (McKeever) Thompson, grand-daughter Shannon, grand-daughter in-law Heidi, brothers and sisters John and Alice Thompson, Margaret and Bob McGibbon, Cam Thompson, Ross and Bea Thompson, Jim and Daphne Thompson, Isobel and Frank Todd, brothers-in-law Don Weixl and Roy Robinson.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday June 21 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Mac’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Monday June 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Camp Trillium – Childhood Cancer Support Centre, MacDonald Memorial Library or Listowel Hospital Foundation appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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SHEARER, Olive of Listowel

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Shearer, OliveSHEARER, Olive – passed away peacefully at her residence in Livingstone Manor, Listowel on Monday June 15, 2015. On April 6, Olive celebrated her 100th birthday with many family and friends.
Beloved wife of the late William Shearer who predeceased her in 1997. Loving mother of Donald of Strathmore, Alberta. Special grandma of William and his wife Elizabeth, great-grandma of Lillian Annamae Olive and Maximus James Dirk, all of Alberta. Dear sister of Harold and Vi Johnston of Toronto. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Predeceased by her parents William and Ellen (Symnes) Johnston.
Visitation will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382) on Thursday June 18 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Friday June 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel or North Perth Community Hospice appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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CORRY, John Samuel (Jack) of RR1 Atwood

Posted by on June 14, 2015

Corry, JackJohn Samuel (Jack) Corry – of RR1 Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday June 11, 2015 at the age of 89. Jack was a member and Elder Emeritus of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel. During his dairy farming years, Jack was active with the Milk Marketing Board and the Cheese Board. He enjoyed reading and was a fan of all types of sports.
Beloved husband of Donalda (Jackson) Corry whom he married in 1957. Loving father of David and Tanya Corry of Red Deer, Alberta, Mary Corry and Jim Moisse of Kitchener, James Corry of RR1 Atwood and Robert Corry of Wallace Township. Special Granddad of Jackson and Samuel. Dear brother of Charlie and Ethel Corry of Listowel and brother-in-law of Graham Jackson and Laurie Yungblut of Listowel. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents James and Claribel (Webster) Corry, his sister Margaret and her husband Ken Arnott and sister-in-law Thelma Jackson.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday June 14 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Monday June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Presbyterian World Service and Development, Camp Kintail or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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MAYBERRY, Ian of Route 4 Listowel

Posted by on June 7, 2015

Mayberry, Ian2Ian Mayberry – of RR4 Listowel, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday June 6, 2015 at the age of 52.
Beloved husband of Nancy (Pratt) Mayberry whom he married in 1984. Loving father of Jason and Melissa, Ashley and Ray Morrison. Special papa of Owen, Hailey and Morgan. Dear son of Jack and Anne (Tosh) Mayberry. Brother of Alison and Donald Westman, Eleanor Mayberry and Mark Eastman. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Ian’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and a private family service will be held at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

Gerber, Dan of Millbank

Posted by on June 4, 2015

Gerber, DanDan Gerber – of Millbank, passed away suddenly as a result of a heart attack, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at the age of 70. Dan was a member of Poole Mennonite Church. His hobby of restoring John Deere tractors began in 1996 and turned into a full time job with his son Tony in 2003. Dan loved spending time with his family, especially sports events with his grandchildren and more recently enjoyed time riding his motorcycle.
Beloved husband of Darlene (Schwartzentruber) Gerber whom he married in 1970. Loving father of Jamie Gerber and Livian Gould, Tony Gerber and Cathy Steckly. Cherished grandpa of Jordyn, Brady and Joshua. Dear brother of Mahlon and Anna Mae Gerber, Dorothy and Amos Lichty, brother-in-law of Gloria and Gary Boshart, and Bonnie and Dennis Stemmler. Fondly remembered by Jordyn and Brady’s mother Lynnette and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by his parents Chris and Mary S. (Lichti) Gerber.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Saturday June 6 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Dan’s life will be held at Poole Mennonite Church on Sunday June 7, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Paul Dyck officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Poole Mennonite Church or The Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Ontario, Stratford

CADEDDU, Theresia of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Theresia Clazina (Freeman) Cadeddu, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at her residence in Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the age of 87. Theresia was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Listowel.
Beloved wife of the late Salvatore (Sam) Cadeddu who predeceased her on August 6, 2014. Theresia and Salvatore met each other in the sixties in Perugia Italy, where Theresia studied the Italian language and Sam lived at that time. They were married in 1967 and they had a very close relationship together. Fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law Paula Van der Putt, Annerieke Smulders and her nieces and nephews in Holland.
Predeceased by her parents Gerard Pieter Freeman and Adriana Helena Raats, brothers Robert Freeman, Gerard Pieter Freeman, sister Helena Adriana Freeman and brother-in-law Jan Peters.
In keeping with Theresia’s wishes, cremation will take place. A memorial service for Theresia and Sam will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Thursday June 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church appreciated.

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

PEHLKE-LINDNER, Vera of Monkton

Posted by on May 25, 2015

Lindner, VeraVera Louise Pehlke-Lindner – passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the age of 88. She was born on October 9, 1926 to William and Freda (Kahle) Bennewies. On June 2, 1948 she married Wilfred Pehlke. They farmed in Elma Township until they retired to Monkton in May of 1979. Wilfred passed away December 26, 1979. She later married Milton Lindner on June 23, 1984 and he passed away October 16, 2001.
Survived by her children Howard and Ruth Anne, Linda, Ron and Jacquie, Jeff, Brad, Steven and companion Norma Wilker, her brother Ivan Bennewies and his friend Vera Ahrens. Remembered by her grandchildren, Kim, Janice (Trevor McLeod), Lee, David, Barb and Tonya, great grandchildren Michelle and Andrew and many nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law of Lorene Ryan, Lillian and George Smith, Elsie Tryfry and Joan Pehlke. Fondly remembered by five step-children Bernice Lindner, Wayne and Dianne Lindner, Maryann and Norm Yost, Linda Lindner, Murray and Lorraine Lindner, Mark and Patty-Jo Lindner, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her son Roger Pehlke, step son David Lindner, sister Ellen and husband Alvin Schellenberger, brothers Harvey and wife Gertie, Fred, Lloyd and Roy, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Hazel Bennewies, Marjorie Bennewies, Esther and Henry Knechtel, Frieda and Leo Mueller, Hilda and Rolly Shore, Ruth and Murray Hammond, Laura and husbands Charlie Schultz and John Anstett, Grant and Ella Hastings, Ron Alder, Wilfred Tryfry, Jack Ryan and Harold Pehlke.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday May 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Marvin Bublitz officiating. Interment in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Monkton.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Redeemer Lutheran Church Monkton, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

HILTZ, Marie of Listowel

Posted by on May 2, 2015

Hiltz, MarieMarie Hiltz – of Listowel, passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday May 1, 2015 at the age of 76.
Wife of the late Brian Hiltz. Mother of Randy and Cheryl of Listowel, Danny and Dianne of Gorrie, David and Joan of Shining Tree, Gerry of Atwood and Tim of Atwood. Grandmother of Aaron, Jamie, Jared, Jeremy, Jason, Chris, Mitchell, Matthew and great grandmother of Lahkai. Sister-in-law of Gord Cupskey of Monkton. Fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Beverley and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents Jim and Kate (Smith) Duncan, brothers Delford and his wife Donna, and Ken, sisters Joyce Yundt and her husband Jack and Doris Cupskey.
In keeping with Marie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or memorial service.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

JANTZI, Laverne of Milverton, formerly of New Hamburg

Posted by on May 2, 2015

Jantzi, LaverneJANTZI, Laverne – finished the course and was received into his eternal home on Friday May 1, 2015 at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton in his 85th year following a courageous struggle with ALS. Lovingly remembered by his children, Glen and Ellie of St Clements, Myron and Mary of Brunner, Larry and Dorothy of Calgary, Ruth Anne and Jonathan of Stratford, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife Ruth (Jantzi) in 1995, brother Ivan and sister-in-law Marie, parents Nicholas and Mary and granddaughter Rebecca.
Laverne will be missed by surviving brothers and sisters-in-law, Irvin and Ellen Jantzi, Ohmer and Esther Jantzi and nieces and nephews. Also missed by special friend Florence McFarlane.
In 1997 Laverne married Ruth (Roth) who predeceased him in 2010. Fondly remembered by Ruth’s children, Karen and Ed Gunn of Vancouver BC, Barry and Sharon Roth of Tokyo Japan, Darryl and Catharine Roth of Victoria BC, Melanie and Paul Smith of London and four grandchildren.
The family deeply appreciated the supportive community Dad was privileged to be part of at Nithview Community in New Hamburg for many years. Words cannot express the gratitude for the phenomenal care provided by staff at Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton for the past five months.
Friends and relatives may call at Faith Mennonite Church, Kingwood on Sunday May 3 from 1:30 to 5:00 and 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church, Wellesley on Monday May 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating.
Burial to follow in Maple View Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Maple View Mennonite Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382). www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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BUCHANAN, William James of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on April 29, 2015

Buchanan, JimmieBUCHANAN, William James – of Listowel, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday April 28, 2015, three days before his 94th birthday. Jimmie was a member of the former Donegal United Church and a former member of the Canadian Order of Forresters and the Donegal Chapter of the Loyal Orange Lodge.
Beloved husband of the late Eva (Stone) Buchanan who predeceased him in 2006. Loving father of Lyle and Barbara of RR1 Atwood and Mary and Brad Smith of Goderich. Special Papa of Bonnie and Alex, Tyler, Curtis and Alysia and Jillian and Mark. Brother of Nina Cummings, Andy Buchanan and friend Marion. Brother-in-law of Shirley Buchanan, Howard (Barb) Darroch and Jessie Buchanan. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Bert and Margaret (Broughton) Buchanan, brothers and sisters Edna and husband Jim Laurie, Olive and husband Laird Cummings, Glen Buchanan, Myrta Darroch, Gladys and husband Ross Scott, Alex Buchanan, infant brothers Ross and Lorenzo and infant sister Emily, sister-in-law Delores Buchanan and brother-in-law Nelson Cummings.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Atwood on Friday May 1, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Ruth Long officiating. Interment in Donegal Cemetery, Donegal.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

HOOVER, Ruby of Brussels

Posted by on April 26, 2015

Ruby Hoover – of Brussels, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday April 25, 2015 in her 84th year.
Beloved wife of Russell Hoover whom she married in 1955. Loving mother of Terry and Diane of RR1 Atwood and Bob and Sandy of RR2 Atwood. Special grandma of Samuel, Victoria and Krista. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents Percy and Minnie (Houck) Puterbaugh, sisters Irene and her husband Wilfred Bowes, and Marion Warren.
In keeping with Ruby’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice 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, Toronto

BALLANTYNE, Jean L. formerly of Atwood and Listowel

Posted by on March 31, 2015

Ballantyne, JeanJean L. Ballantyne – formerly of Atwood and Listowel, passed away peacefully at her residence in Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Monday March 30, 2015 at the age of 95. Jean was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel where she had served as elder. She was also a member of the Willing Workers and a 50 year member of the Elma Centre Women’s Institute. After moving to Listowel, Jean became the librarian, a position she held for over 25 years. Along with Brad Scheifele, Jean organized many bus trips for seniors to places in Canada and the United States.
Dear sister-in-law of Jean M. Ballantyne of Listowel. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was the last surviving member of her family, being predeceased by her parents John and Alice (Coghlin) Ballantyne, her sisters Annie and her husband Harry Gould, Agnes and her husband Bill Harrow, her brothers Robert and his wife Ann Ballantyne, Jack Ballantyne, Gordon Ballantyne and one brother in infancy.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday April 1st  from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday April 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Guelph, Stratford

SUBJECT, Calvin of Monkton

Posted by on March 7, 2015

Subject, CalvinCalvin Subject – of Monkton, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack, on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at the age of 48. Calvin was a truck driver for Atwood Resources. He was an executive member and coach with the Palmerston Jr. Broomball Association where he spent many hours watching his children play. Calvin enjoyed games of chance and spending time in his favorite lazy boy chair watching Ice Road Truckers and Gold Rush Alaska. He will be remembered as a collector of treasures.

Loving father of Daniel and Kelsey, both at home. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joanne Broughton, Kim and Steve Smith, Steven and Christina Subject, Chantell and Mark Carreiro. Son-in-law of Myrna and Fred Lacroix. Survived by his special friend Shelly Lockie and her children Amber and Jordan. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and the extended Subject, Stevens, Hiusser, Clarke and Lockie families and close friends John and Christine Lenselink and girls.

Predeceased by his wife Sandee (Robinson) Subject, his father George Subject, his mother Helen Subject and her partner Gerald (Blinky) Hiusser and brother-in-law Bob Broughton.

Visitation will be held at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Saturday March 7th from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Calvin’s life will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Atwood on Sunday March 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or North Perth Community Hospice appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

MUELLER, Ruby of Mitchell, formerly of RR3 Monkton

Posted by on March 2, 2015

Mueller, RubyRuby Mueller – of Mitchell, formerly of RR3 Monkton, passed away peacefully at Mitchell Nursing Home on Sunday March 1, 2015 at the age of 95. Ruby was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton and a former member of Kuryville Women’s Institute. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, cooking, quilting and crocheting.
Beloved wife of the late Eldon (Elt) Mueller who predeceased her in 1996. Loving mother of Gary and Linda Mueller of RR3 Monkton, and Lundy Priestap (Lillian predeceased 1998) of RR2 Monkton. Special grandma of Kim and Rob Dearing and their children Eric, Emily and Ethan, and Dennis and Leona Mueller and their children Avery, Hanna and Rylee. Greatly missed by Maxine, Dwayne, Brian, Joanne, Kevin, Brad, Cheryl and their families. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Ruby was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Andrew and Agnes (Kerr) Diehl, her brothers Lorne and his wife Edna Diehl, Ross and his wife Ruth Diehl, Orval and his wife Jean Diehl, her sisters Laurene and her husband Paul Mogk, Eileen and Dorothy both in infancy, granddaughter Darlene Mueller and grandson Wayne Priestap both in infancy.
Ruby’s family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday March 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Marvin Bublitz officiating. Spring interment in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Monkton.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Redeemer Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

MCMILLAN, Ina Gertrude of Mitchell

Posted by on February 21, 2015

McMillan, InaIna Gertrude McMillan – of Mitchell, passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday February 20, 2015 one day after her 90th birthday. Ina was a faithful member of Atwood Presbyterian Church, the Women’s Missionary Society and Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Women’s Institute, a 4H Leader and enjoyed baking, quilting and poultry farming.
Beloved wife of the late John McMillan who predeceased her in 2005. Loving mother of Keith and Bonnie of Bayfield, Murray and Linda of Australia, Kevin and Carrie of Virginia, and Marion of Mitchell. Mother-in-law of Percy Coulter of Listowel. Special grandma of Lucas and Kelly McMillan and their daughters Alexandra and Abigail; Heather and Jason Denstedt; Ian and Sheena McMillan; Candace and Patrick Skerman; Amy and Ben White and their children Emily and Dale; Alasdair and Danielle McMillan and their daughter Elspeth; Benjamin Hollenbeck; Adam Coulter; Matthew Coulter and Richard Ireland. Dear sister of Harvey Dougall and his wife Marie and sister-in-law of Gladys Blackwell.
Predeceased by her parents Foster and Mary (Blackwell) Dougall, her daughters Connie in infancy, and Margaret Coulter, brother Vernon Blackwell and sister Alma Denney and her husband Lyle.
Visitation will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Wednesday February 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow in the church hall. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Sleeping Children Around the World or Atwood Presbyterian Church appreciated by the family.

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

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Manitoba, Stratford

REIMER, Margaretha (Margaret) of Moorefield

Posted by on February 18, 2015

Reimer, MargaretMargaretha Reimer – of Moorefield, formerly of Milverton, passed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at the age of 74.
Beloved wife of the late Abram Reimer who predeceased her in 2004. Loving mother of Tina and Jacob Dyck, Johan Reimer, Susana and Cornelius Reddecop, Margaretha and Abraham Thiesen, Lisa Reimer, Helen Reimer, and Abe and Catherine Reimer. Grandmother of Abe, Agatha, John, Margaret, Joseph, John, Abe, Trudy, Mark, Helen, Margaret, Johnny, Maria, Eva, Tina, Dawson, Cardy and Natasha and great-grandmother of Brianna, Chania, Asher, Donny and Joel. Sister of Helen Bueckert, Cornelius Peters, Franz Peters, Gierhard Peters, Susana Thiesen, and Elizabeth Hiebert.
Predeceased by her parents Johan and Susana (Friesen) Peters, children Martin, Helen, Martin and Anna, all in infancy, and two brothers Jacob and Johan.
Visitation will be held at Gospel Lighthouse Church, 4817 Line 80 and Road 136, North Mornington on Thursday February 19 and Friday February 20 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Milverton Mennonite Church, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Isaac Bueckert officiating.
Those who wish may make a memorial donation to Gospel Lighthouse Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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GILKINSON, Stewart of Listowel

Posted by on February 17, 2015

Gilkinson, StewartStewart Gilkinson – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday February 14, 2015 at the age of 81. Stewart was a member of the Britton Loyal Orange Lodge No. 677.
Beloved husband of the late Beatrice Gilkinson who predeceased him on September 24, 2014. Loving father of Allen Gilkinson, and Margaret and Dave Quinlan. Special grandpa of Erin and Jason Cressman and daughter Kelsey, Lacey Ruppel and friend Chad; Jenna Ruppel and Jamie Scott; Mike and Rebekah Quinlan and children Esther Grace, Caden and Asher; Robyn and Chris Raben and children Tyler, Wyatt and Briar; David Quinlan Jr.; and Danielle Quinlan. Brother of Doug and Joanne, Bob and Sandra, Larry and Helena, John, Eleanor Gilkinson, Wayne and Sharon, Norma and George Bradley, Dorothy Reddon, Beth Stone, Phyllis and Ron McCluskie, Anne Ouelette, and Marion Anderson. Fondly remembered by Joe Ruppel, Don McNalley, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Mary (Hume) Gilkinson, his son Steven and brothers-in-law Glen Reddon and Jim Stone.
A memorial service to celebrate Stewart’s life will be held at The Salvation Army, Listowel on Friday February 20, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Spring interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Salvation Army or the Loyal Orange Lodge appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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MOORE, Barbara of Monkton, formerly of Kitchener

Posted by on February 7, 2015

Barbara Moore – of Monkton, formerly of Kitchener, passed away peacefully at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Friday February 6, 2015 at the age of 61. Barbie was a Registered Practical Nurse at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for many years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed fishing, camping, knitting, horses and being in the country. Barbie loved spending time with her family and sharing her “big heart” and her love of life.
Beloved wife of Perry Guay. Loving mother of Teddy and Laverne, Vincent and Nicole. Special grandma of Shira, Syreeta, Jacinda, Hunter, Cullan and Trystan. Dear sister of Cheryl and Terry Yost, Sandra and Fred Smith, and John Mann. Missed by Perry’s parents, Joe and Adeline Guay, his children Tyler and Jenn and their children Domanick, Mayia and Daxtin; Allison; Yolaanda and Robert and their children Brayden and Jayden. Fondly remembered by extended family and friends.
Predeceased by her parents Charles and Winnifred Mann.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday, February 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Barbie’s life will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sarah Thompson officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

IRVINE, Annie of Listowel

Posted by on January 13, 2015

Irvine, AnnieAnnie Irvine – passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Monday January 12, 2015 at the age of 96. Annie was a faithful member of Atwood United Church where she played organ for many years and prior to that was organist at Donegal United Church. Annie had also played organ at Caressant Care Nursing Home and for many funeral services at the former Peebles Funeral Home. She was a member of Atwood U.C.W. and the Listowel Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Beloved wife of the late John Irvine who predeceased her in 1987. Loving mother of Betty and Paul Clarke and Jim and Bonnie Irvine. Special grandma of Scott (Christie) Clarke, Tim (Debbie) Clarke and Todd (Dale) Irvine and great-grandma of Mitchel, Michaela, Beckett and Griffith Clarke. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Annie was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Emerson and Susannah (Pearson) Vipond, her sisters Mary (Leslie) Wightman and Margaret Vipond, and brothers Reid (Dorothy) Vipond and Jack (Edythe) Vipond.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday January 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Annie’s life will be held at Atwood United Church on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Ruth Long officiating. Spring interment in Donegal Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford, Toronto

BRAND, Martin of Milverton, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on December 9, 2014

Brand, MartinMartin Brand – of Milverton, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at the age of 80. Martin was a former volunteer firefighter with the Atwood station, a former school bus driver and a member of the Atwood Men’s Club. He loved gardening and always had the largest garden in the neighbourhood. Martin enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren playing cards and board games.

Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Ropp) Brand who predeceased him in 2001. Loving father of Judi and Louis Gasparik and David and Wendy Brand. Special grandpa of Zakk, Owen, Alicia, Greg, and Jaymee. Dear brother of Kees, Sister Marie Brand, Bill and Toni, John and Margaret, Adrian, Gilbert and Annie, Paul and Mary, and Corrie Kehoe. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill Ropp, Edith and Gerard Schalk, Fred and Verna Ropp, Marg and Bruce Bates, Doug and Valerie Ropp and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Petrus and Dymphna (Mies) Brand, step-mother Catherine Huybens, brothers Jack, Goff and his wife Dini, brother-in-law Pat Kehoe, sisters-in-law Cor Brand and Lynne Ropp.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday December 12 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Kidney Foundation or Stratford General Hospital appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Stratford

GORDON, Donald of London

Posted by on December 8, 2014

Gordon, DonDonald Gordon – of London, passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Doris (Kennedy) Gordon whom he married in 1959. Loving father of Colleen and Ed Morrison and Clifford and Josie Gordon. Special grandpa of Caitlin, Courtney, Jonathan, Chelsea and James. Dear brother of Margaret Pridham and Maxine Scholl. Fondly remembered by three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Albert and Christie (Quipp) Gordon, two sisters and three brothers.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church, Elma Centre Cemetery or a charity of one’s choice appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Stratford

ORR, John of Listowel, formerly of Route 1 Atwood

Posted by on November 22, 2014

Orr, JohnJohn Orr – formerly of RR1 Atwood, passed away surrounded by his family, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Friday November 21, 2014 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Orr who predeceased him in December 2013. Loving father of Sharon (Frazer) Diehl of Milverton, Karon (Brian) McIlroy of Gowanstown, Keith (Nora) Orr of Fordwich. Special grandpa of Charmaine (Larry) Kestle of Sebringville, Crystal (Kyle) Wagner of Milverton, Trevor (Karen) McIlroy of Kitchener, Tim McIlroy of Wellesley, McKinley and McLean Orr of Fordwich and step grandpa of Jim (Michelle) McLean of Listowel. Great-grandpa to Emma, Lacey, Kolton and Carter. Step great-grandpa to Zach, Jenna, Nicholas and Tyson. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Isabelle and Harvey Willoughby of Stratford.

Predeceased by his parents Bill and Laura (Casemore) Orr and step father Cameron Inglis.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday November 23, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Monday November 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church, North Perth Community Hospice or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford

ROCK, Raymond of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on November 15, 2014

Rock 3Raymond Rock – of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday November 14, 2014 in his 77th year. Raymond was a member of 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wartburg and a life member of the Atwood Lion’s Club where he willing served his community for 48 years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking in his spare time.

Beloved husband of Marg (Dietze) Rock whom he married in 1961. Loving father of Matthew and Angie Rock, and Cheryl and Allan Krotz. Special grandpa of Rochelle Rock, Jasmine Rock, Nolan Krotz and Michelle, Jenna and Steve Morris and their daughter Olivia, and Kelby Krotz and Brett. Brother and brother-in-law of Barbara Rock, Mark H. and Kathy Rock, Joel and Marilyn Rock. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents John and Myrn (Diehl) Rock and his brothers Donald and John.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday November 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Lions Service at 8:45 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Raymond’s life will be held at 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4268 Road 135, Wartburg on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor William Kramer officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour Ministries appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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VERSTOEP, Shirley formerly of RR3 Monkton

Posted by on October 23, 2014

 

Verstoep, Shirley

Shirley Verstoep – passed away peacefully at Ritz Lutheran Villa on Thursday October 23, 2014 at the age of 83. Shirley was a devoted member of the Monkton United Church and a long time member of the Women’s Institute. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife for 59 years of Adrian Verstoep. Loving mother of Marian Hutchinson, Hugh and Pearl Verstoep, Marjorie and David Lindsay, Linda and Ted Groenestege, Barbara Verstoep, Leo Verstoep, Leona and Jeff Donaldson. Missed by her 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law Doris Lamont and Jean Storey, five brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law in the Netherlands and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Mary (Burgess) Lamont, brothers Jim, Leonard and Graham, her sister Doreen and her husband George Seip and nephew Terrance Seip.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday October 26 from 2-5 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held on Monday October 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Ruth Long officiating. Interment in Brussels Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Atwood United Church appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Stratford