PURDON, Russell of Harriston, formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Russell Wilbert Purdon, a resident of Caressant Care, Harriston and formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch, passed away at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Violet Purdon (née Scott) (Penner) who predeceased him on November 10th, 2012.

Dear father of Bryan and Jan Purdon of Goderich, Milton and Diane Purdon of Alberta, Thelma Dougherty of B.C. and Linda and Dennis Coghlin of R. R. #2 Listowel.

Missed by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Olive Zinn of Wingham, and brother Kenneth Purdon of Dorchester.

Fondly remembered by his first wife Joan, several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie (née Bolt) Purdon, step-daughter Carol Penner, brother Clifford, sisters Verna and Reta, brother-in-law Ken and sister-in-law Rhea.

A graveside service to celebrate Russell’s life will take place at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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KIEFFER, Berdella Corinne (née Durrer) of Belmore

Posted by on August 30, 2017

Berdella Corinne Kieffer

February 23, 1924 to August 29, 2017

Mom passed away on Tuesday, August 29, with the grace and dignity she has shown all of her life. She was so happy knowing that her five children were surrounding her with love. We know that our dad, George Michael Kieffer, has been waiting for her to join him for almost twenty years, since November, 1997.  And ready to hold her hand since February, 2014 is her grandson, Jordan Ross Strickland.

She is so cherished by her children: Kevin Kieffer and Brenda Leahy, Janice and Paul Strickland, JoAnn and John Kennedy, Marilyn Kieffer and Wayne Evans, and Allan Kieffer. She was so proud of each of her grand and great grandchildren:  Kellen and Rachel, Liam and Ben Kieffer: Leah, Dave and Lila Allen; Colleen and Phil Kerneghan; Daniel Strickland; Michael and Patrick Kennedy; Matt and Jake Evans.

She will be missed by her sister Marjorie Schmalz, sisters- in-law Margaret Durrer, Kay Durrer and Virginia Kieffer, brother-in-law Don Fortune, and many nieces and nephews.

Mom married George Michael Kieffer on June 9, 1949. Together they worked alongside each other in their dairy operation, while raising five children. Although mom and dad did not have the same opportunities, for their children they encouraged, supported and instilled the life-long values of family and friendship, education, music, sports, work, travel, and giving back to your community. Mom exemplified this through her leadership in the CWL, Belmore Seniors Group, 4-H Homemaking, Belmore Curling Club, Director of Teeswater Fair, Belmore Women’s Institute, and the Belmore Happy Group.

After dad passed away, mom moved to the Bellehaven Apartments in Belmore.

She couldn’t have had a better place to thrive for the last twenty years. There was always someone knocking at her door to play cards, quilt, share Monday morning coffee, watch some curling or a ball game, go for a walk, out for lunch, a play or concert, or just sit on the front porch and chat. She had frequent visits from many neighbours and friends of all ages who loved to spend time with mom, which was especially important to her when it became more difficult for her to participate.  Mom and all of us knew we had several special people to call to check in on her, and that she was safe. We are so grateful for mom’s full life and would all aspire to be so fortunate.  We are especially thankful for Dr. Marie Gear, mom’s family doctor for over 30 years who shared our wish and supported us to keep mom in her own apartment.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, September 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Keith Morrison as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Mom’s life at the Belmore Community Centre from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Mom loved flowers, but we also know that she would really appreciate instead if donations were made to Jordan Strickland Family Endowment at the YMCA of Western Ontario, Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, Belmore Chamber of Commerce or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater.

Our loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind.

 

 

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LONGMIRE, Leslie James “Les” of Teeswater

Posted by on August 21, 2017

Leslie James “Les” Longmire of Teeswater, passed away suddenly at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, at the age of 59.

Beloved husband of Rosemarie “Rose” Longmire (née Nielissen).

Loving father of Penny Nielissen (Mike Walsh) of London, Jennifer Nielissen (Tim Canning) of Walkerton, James Nielissen of Hanover and Robynn Longmire (Dave Carroll) of Teeswater.

Missed by his grandchildren, Arianna, Cooper, Brandon, Taylor, Essence, Eliyzhaa, Gabby and Rosie.

Dear brother of Donna Schell (Ivan) of Alberta, George Longmire of Pinkerton, Dave Longmire (Linda Dietrich) of Pinkerton, Bonnie Longmire (Tim Preston) of Glammis and Nancy Dales (Tim) of Walkerton.

Fondly remembered by family friends, Tammy Weppler and Kelly Verdonk both of Walkerton, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and members of the Nielissen family.

Predeceased by his parents George and Clara (née Steinhagen) Longmire, brother Tom Longmire and infant sister Patricia Longmire.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service celebrating Les’ life at 2:30 p.m., with Ann Maycock officiating.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MacKENZIE, Dorothy Isabel (née Graham) of Listowel and formerly of Culross Township

Posted by on August 17, 2017

Dorothy Isabel MacKenzie (née Graham) of Listowel and formerly of Culross Township, passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Brock MacKenzie (1957).

Dear mother of John MacKenzie (Carol) of Kitchener, Dorla Cassidy (Graeme) of Teeswater, Rennae Taylor (Malcolm) of Auckland, New Zealand, Allan MacKenzie (Heather) of Windsor and Mary Kay MacKenzie of Listowel.

Missed by her 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Angus and Betsy (née McMurchy) Graham, brothers Rennie Graham and Allan Graham (Elsie) and sisters, Margaret McInnes (Gordon), Mary Snowe (James), Anna Robinson (Hawkes) and Jean Lowndes (John).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A private family service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at the funeral home on Sunday.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Teen Challenge or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRINDLEY, Pearl Irene (née Miller) of Riversdale

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Pearl Irene Brindley (née Miller) of Riversdale, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Brindley who predeceased her in 1993.

Dear mother of Clifford Brindley (Mary) of Culross Township, John Brindley (Lorrie) of Hanover, Bonnie Cole (David) of California, Patricia Johnson of Walkerton and Sherry Caldwell (Roger) of Bruce Township.

Missed by daughter-in-law Kathryn Brindley of Kinloss, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Marie Sherran (James), brother Tom Miller (Marj) all of Woodstock, sisters-in-law Largret McInnes of Kincardine and Donelda Miller of Walkerton and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son Charles Brindley (1998), son-in-law James Johnson (2001), parents James and Beatrice (née Potter) Miller, 8 brothers, 3 sisters and 3 siblings in infancy.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Pearl’s life will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Ann Maycock officiating.

Interment Durham Road Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, Salem Hall or Salem United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VOISIN, Betty E. (Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa

Posted by on April 16, 2017

Betty Elma Voisin (née Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Magnus “Mac” Voisin who predeceased her on February 28th, 2015.

Dear mother of John Voisin (Susan) of Formosa, Mary Lou Montgomery (Dave) of Teeswater, Garry Voisin (Kathy) of Barrie, Calvin Voisin (Betty) of Hanover, Steven Voisin (Vicki) of Teeswater, Richard Voisin (Cathy) of Walkerton and Bradley Voisin (Stephanie) of Ottawa.

Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Bev MacDonald (Hugh) of Teeswater, sister-in-law Millie Blackwell of Ilderton and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Earl and Mary (née Nesbitt) Blackwell, brothers Harry Blackwell (Jean), Jack Blackwell, Ben Blackwell (in infancy), sister Eileen Dunlop (Cam), grandson Shawn Voisin and in-laws Alma Aiken (Joseph), Sybila Ruetz (Tony Hoffarth, Seraphine Ruetz), Harold “Pepper” Voisin (Marie) and Rosemary “Toots” McLean (Hector).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with C.W.L. service at 2 p.m. and vigil prayers at 8:45 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VOISIN, Harold I., of Teeswater

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Harold Irvin Voisin of Teeswater, passed away with family by his side, at Wingham & District Hospital, on Monday, April 3rd, 2017, in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Joan Voisin (Campbell) (née Radcliffe) of Teeswater.

Missed by his siblings Shirley Hehn (Jim) of St. Clements, Ruby Kee (Ken) of Oshawa, Liz MacKeand (Verdun Huber) of Walkerton, Joan Hodgins (Wayne) of Walkerton, Harvey Voisin (Ann) of Walkerton, Lynda Hodgins (Brian) of Calgary, Audrey Beninger (Clarence) of Teeswater and Donna Zettler (Rick) of Teeswater.

Fondly remembered by Joan’s son Chris Fournier (Lisa) of Burlington and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, August and Helen (Strauss) Voisin, brother Roy Voisin, brother-in-law Don MacKeand and nephew Brad MacKeand.

A private family service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

Final resting place Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Formosa.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MEYER, Robert John “Bob” formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Robert John “Bob” Meyer formerly of Teeswater at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 26th, 2017, at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Joan Meyer (née Kuntz) of Teeswater.

Dear father of Judy Gowland (Jim) of Culross Township, Nancy Walters (Mark) of Strathroy, Larry Meyer (Michelle) of Teeswater and Tim Meyer (Deb) of Culross Township.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Jamie Gowland (Marcie), Jake Gowland (Alley), Andrea Cordes (Josh), Tiara Gowland (Mark), Holly Hanna (Matt), Shannon Schiestel (Rob), Tori Walters (Steve), Jordine Meyer (Andrew), Nash and Tanner Meyer and Craig and Alli Meyer and 5 great-grandchildren, Becksen, Cameron, Dawson, Leo and Natalie.

Fondly remembered by siblings, Jim Meyer (Anna) of Toronto, Louise Ormond of Hamilton and brother-in-law Ed Klick of Burlington.

Also survived by members of the Kuntz family and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Antionette (née Schefter) Meyer, sister Helen Klick and brother-in-law Jack Ormond.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Service at 8:45 p.m. followed by Vigil Prayers at 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater Culross Firefighters’ Association (cheques payable to the Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated by family as expressions of sympathy.

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SCHNEIDER, Trevor of Mildmay

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Trevor Schneider of Mildmay, passed away with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the age of 47.

Beloved husband and best friend of Jennifer Schneider (née Haelzle).

Loving father of Derek and Amber Schneider.

Cherished son of Gary and Carol Schneider.

Missed by his siblings, Tracy Williams (John), Marcia McGilveary (Steve) and Colin Schneider (Carolyn).

Fondly remembered by his father and mother-in law Bob and Judy Haelzle, sisters-in-law Sherry Weiler (Al), Brenda Haelzle, brother-in-law Rob Haelzle and grandmother-in-law Anna Schiestel.

Dear uncle of Cody, Taylor, Chloe, Madeline, Kyla, Dustyn, Karina, Jevan, Karlee, Paige and Perle

Sharing in this loss are Trevor’s many aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours, friends and fellow firefighters.

Predeceased by his grandparents, Harvey and Audrey Dahms and Bill and Reba Schneider.

Trevor was a proud member of the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters for 25 years.

Visitation will take place at the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be conducted from the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., with Pastors Ed Bastian and Elina Salonen officiating.

Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters’ Association (cheques payable to the Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated by the family.

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WEISHAR, Ralph – formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Ralph Peter Weishar of Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, two days short of his 97th birthday.

Born in Carrick Township on March 23rd, 1920 to the late Andrew and Margaret (née Schumacher) Weishar.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose (née Reinhart) in 1989.

Father and father-in-law of Reg (deceased 1996) (Donna) of Teeswater, Andrew (Doris) of Gowanstown, Ted of Teeswater, Mary Lou Kretz of Listowel, Allan (MaryAnn) of Barrie, Anita Stothers (Ron) of Ayr, Ralph (deceased 2007) (Karen) of Stratford, Frank (Marlene) of Mildmay, Joe (Brenda) of Listowel, Merv (Brigitte) of Chatham, Dan (Liz) of Wroxeter, Jeanette (Paul) Wilke of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Paul (Joanne) of Listowel, Karen Ruetz (Ed) of Hanover , Dave (Gail) of Teeswater, Gary (Joanne) of Bluevale, Steve of Durham, Ray (Cheryl) of Kitchener, and Darrel (Jan) of Teeswater.

Survived by 50 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by two grandsons, Kenny Weishar and Dean Weishar, son–in-law Conrad Kretz, great-grandson Tyler Dietz, brother Ray Weishar and sister Mary Beninger (Frank).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with Vigil Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

PLEASE NO FLOWERS – as expressions of sympathy the family would like donations to these agencies who service the less fortunate in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Owen Sound and Area Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – Housing Support Program, or Food Banks in Walkerton or Wingham.

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SEWERS, Muriel (née Keith) of St. Marys formerly of Barrie

Posted by on March 11, 2017

Muriel Jeanette Sewers (née Keith) of St. Marys and formerly of Barrie passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Mac Sewers of St. Marys.

Loving mother of Marlene Vanesse (Gerald) of Thamesville, Madelyn Moore (Robert) of Green Cove Springs, Florida, Golda Wilson (Richard) of St. Marys and Joyce Roberts (Scott) of Orange Park, Florida.

Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Survived by her brother, David Keith (Ellen) of Belmore, brother-in-law Austin Loree of Lucknow and sisters-in-law Margaret Keith of Goderich and Eleanor Keith of Markham.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Mary (née Stobo) Keith, brothers Evan Keith, Mac Keith (Fern) and Bob Keith, sisters Marion Reid (John), Irene McAllister (Neil) and Mildred Loree.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Muriel’s life will be held on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Cathy Sewers officiating.

Spring interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Marys United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WHEELER, Lloyd Henry, formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale

Posted by on January 24, 2017

Lloyd Henry Wheeler, a resident of Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale, passed away at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Patricia Gamble-Wheeler (née Mulcaster) of Teeswater and the late Isabel Wheeler (née Cameron) who predeceased him in May 1994.

Dear father of David Wheeler and his wife Maureen of Erinsville and Heather Montgomery and her husband Doug of Peterborough.

Missed by his grandchildren, Michela and Ashley Montgomery and Zack and Maddi Wheeler.

Fondly remembered by Pat’s family; Donna and Dennis Thompson of R. R. #3 Walkerton, David and Bonnie Gamble of Teeswater, Doug and Vickie Gamble of Paris, Derrick and Shirley Gamble of Formosa and Darlene and Don McCall of Teeswater and their families.

Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Rifa (née Jenkins) Wheeler and infant brother Bruce.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (7 James Street West), Teeswater on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Spring interment Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater, Bluevale United Church or Teeswater Minor Ball would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FISCHER, E. Coriene (née Anstett) of R. R. #2 Mildmay

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Elizabeth Coriene Fischer (née Anstett) of R.R. #2 Mildmay, passed away suddenly with family by her side at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Tom Fischer.

Loving mother of Greg Fischer (Paula) of R. R. #2 Teeswater, Gary Fischer (Joan) of R.R. #4 Walkerton, Shelley Weber (Gerald) of R. R. #2 Mildmay, Sherry Cronin (Paul) of Teeswater, Grant Fischer (Diana) of Toronto and Graham Fischer (Matt Schroeder) of R.R. #2 Mildmay.

Sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Hilda Brick of Chepstow, in-laws Robert Mousseau of Ottawa, Lorna Lang of Teeswater, Paul and Evelyn Fischer of Teeswater, Eileen Fischer of R.R. #1 Wingham, Laurette Maxwell of Stratford, Hubert Fischer of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Marlene Fischer of Teeswater, Ray and Judy Fischer of R.R. #2 Teeswater, Anna Lou and Barrie King of Barrie, Ted and Barb Fischer of Teeswater,

Linda and Jim McKee of R.R. #3 Teeswater, Leone Millen of Walkerton, Lenore Brick of Waterloo, numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Predeceased by her parents, George and Johanna (née Lang) Anstett, brothers Gordon Anstett (Pat), George Anstett (Jean), Harold Anstett (Verda) and Andrew Anstett (Charlotte), sisters Verna Morris (James) and Helen Bester (Wilfred) and in-laws, Wilfred Brick, Jim and Doris Fischer, Lorraine Mousseau, Lucille and Lindsay Spielmacher, Karl Lang, Art Fischer, Jack Maxwell, Jack Fischer and Joe Brick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Rosary at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Spring Interment Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BALLAGH, Margaret “Ruth” of Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 8, 2016

ballagh-ruth-web2Margaret “Ruth” Ballagh (née Bradburn) of Lucknow formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Wally Ballagh who predeceased on December 6th, 2013.

Dear mother of Byron Ballagh (Maria Dunning) of Lucknow, Gary Ballagh (Janice) of R. R. #2 Teeswater and Donna Inglis (Paul) of Belmore.

Loving grandma of Heather VanderHoek (Bryce), Mark Ballagh (Courtney Bakker), Blake Scott (Aly Hummel), Devan Ballagh, Michael Ballagh, Paige Ballagh, Matthew Ballagh, Warren Inglis, Marilyn Gibson (Blair) and Cheryl Inglis (Jordan Errington). Great-grandma of Cayden, Cole and Landen VanderHoek, Taylor and Russell Gibson, Autumn Errington and Darien Ballagh.

Survived by her siblings Audrey and Jack Adair of Molesworth, Murray and Joan Bradburn and Shirley and Murray Keyes all of London.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Dora Alton of Brussels and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Melville and Hester (née Johnson) Bradburn, daughter-in-law Debbie Ballagh, great-grandson Wesley Gibson, in-laws Elda Norman (John) and Blake Alton and family friend Lois Ballagh.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service from Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Pinecrest Manor Resident’s Council or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GILBERT, Shirley (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 5, 2016

gilbert-shirleyShirley Elizabeth Gilbert (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham and formerly of Kitchener and Teeswater, passed away with family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Donaldson (1972) and the late William Gilbert (2002).

Loving mother of Steven Donaldson (Mary) of Teeswater and Kendra Dubeau (Donald) of London.

Missed by her grandchildren, Sarah Dubeau (Dino Matos) of London, Curtis Donaldson (Janine), Michael Donaldson (Carley McGlynn) all of Listowel and great-grandchildren, Paige and Brandt Donaldson.

Fondly remembered by the members of the Donaldson family and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Earle and Merle (née Whytock) Hodgins, infant sister Margaret and grandchildren, Scott Donaldson and Meredith Dubeau.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by the memorial service celebrating Shirley’s life at 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Inurnment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GALLANT, J. Frederick “Fred” of Teeswater

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gallant-fredJohn Frederick “Fred” Gallant of Teeswater, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Rita Gallant (née Houghton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Phil Gallant (Tishi) of Dunnville, Doug Gallant (Shirley) of Toronto, Gerry Gallant (Margaret) of Paisley, Kelly Clarke (Paul) of Ottawa and Ken Gallant of Owen Sound.

Missed by 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Dear brother of Hilda McLean of Toronto, Sam Gallant (Sandra) of Burlington, George Gallant of Hamilton, Melvin Gallant (Florence) of Alberta and Wayne Gallant of Nova Scotia.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Alice (née Cook) Gallant, daughter Janet Buffett, brothers Joe Gallant (Liz), Walter Gallant (Genevieve), sisters Agnes McNeil (Andrew), Marcella McNeil (Joe), Lily Donovan (Gordon), brother-in-law Eddie McLean and sister-in-law Sharon Gallant.

The memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BENNINGER, Janice “Jan” of Wingham

Posted by on November 7, 2016

478_104-benninger-janJanice “Jan” Doreen Benninger (née Hayes) of Wingham, passed away suddenly at Wingham & District Hospital on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, at the age of 68.

Beloved wife of Lloyd Benninger.

Loving mother of Angela Benninger of Wingham and Gerald Benninger (Dawn) of Blyth.

Missed by grandchildren, Michael, Charlene (Mike), Philip and Rachael and great-grandchildren, Keaton, Rylan and Aria.

Dear sister of Jim Hayes (Maureen) of Stratford and Jeffery Hayes of Wingham.

Remembered by in-laws, Yvonne Benninger of Formosa, Roseann and Len Steffler of Cargill, Linda and Lloyd Weber of Mildmay, Cathy and Ken Waechter of Walkerton and Jerry and Pauline Benninger of Formosa.

Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents John and Beatrice (née Cowley) Hayes, brother Philip Hayes and brothers-in-law David Cassidy and Carl Benninger.

A celebration of Jan’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 180 (183 Victoria Street West), Wingham on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Final resting place, Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Howson Dam Repair Project would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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LANG, M. Karl of Teeswater

Posted by on October 9, 2016

Michael “Karl” Lang of Teeswater passed away suddenly at Wingham and District Hospital on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Lorna Lang (née Fischer).

Loving father of Gerard Lang (Lori) of Waterloo, Joanne Lang of Wingham, Stephen Lang of Waterloo and Michael Lang (Jodie) of Everett.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren who gave him great enjoyment, Ian Lang (Jayme Giesler), Anna Lang, Melissa Atkinson (Sarah Lyttle), Emily Atkinson (Frank Quatrini), Rebecca Atkinson, Zack Lang, Ryan Lang, Carli Lang, Sophia Lang, Jacob Lang and Megan Lang, he loved them dearly.

Dear brother of Shirley Anne Lang (late Harry Psutka) of Kitchener.

Fondly remembered by members of the Fischer family. Karl was very loved and admired by his numerous nieces and nephews.  He took great pleasure in the time they spent together.

Predeceased by his parents, Martin and Catherine (née Sullivan) Lang, infant daughter Valerie, brother Donald Lang and sister Adele Lang.

Karl was a dedicated truck driver for the Teeswater Creamery and GayLea for 40 years, served with the Teeswater-Culross Fire Department for 25 years and a municipal councillor for 13 years.

A casual visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Service at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund or the Teeswater-Culross Firefighters Association would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McCORMICK, Marguerite Mary, formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on October 4, 2016

448_mccormick_margMarguerite “Marg” Mary McCormick (née Kuenzig) of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham and formerly of Teeswater, passed away suddenly at Wingham and District Hospital on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Henry Schaefer (1967) and William “Bill” McCormick (2006).

Loving mother of Connie Fischer (Paul) and Betsy Schaefer (Dennis Dobson) all of Teeswater and John McCormick of Wingham.

Sadly missed by grandchildren Brittany Fischer (Jakub Wesolowski) of Kitchener and Anthony Fischer (Stephanie Harrison) of Teeswater.

Dear sister of Gib Kuenzig, Gerald Kuenzig and Charles Kuenzig (Ruth) all of Teeswater.

Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law Bill Templeman of Wingham, Howard “Howie” Poechman of Cambridge, several nieces and nephews and many extended family members from the Schaefer, McCormick and Dobson families.

Predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Florina (née Kunkel) Kuenzig, sister Bette Poechman and sisters-in-law Patricia Kuenzig, Yvonne Kuenzig and Eileen “Ike” Templeman and brother-in law Harold McCormick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with vigil prayers at 8:45. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Braemar Residents Council would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McPHERSON, Marilyn (née Dagg) of Teeswater

Posted by on September 28, 2016

marilyn-mcphersonMarilyn Ola McPherson (née Dagg) of Teeswater passed away with family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Doug McPherson for 65 years.

Loving mother of Richard McPherson (Deborah) of Turnberry Township, Gail McPherson (Marg Sanborn) of Meaford and Jane Harkness (Leland) of Howick Township.

Cherished grandmother of Erin Scott (Joe) of Kincardine, Katie Pothier (Keith) of Southgate, Laura Harris (Michael) of Culross Township, Brett McPherson of Kitchener, Adam Harkness of Howick Township, Sarah Harkness of Belmore and Amy Weber (Justin) of Owen Sound and 5 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Ellen McPherson of Teeswater and nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Birdie (née Derbyshire) Dagg, brother Milton Dagg (Margaret), sister Twyla Brown (James) and brother-in-law Lloyd McPherson.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Marilyn’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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MOFFAT, Kevin of Sauble Beach formerly of Culross Township

Posted by on September 24, 2016

434_kevin_moffatKevin Waldon Moffat of Sauble Beach and formerly of Culross Township passed away at his home in Sauble Beach on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at the age of 64.

Beloved son of Marjorie Moffat of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham.

Dear brother of Lois Brown of Newmarket.

Missed by nieces Shantelle Melanson (Darren) and Shalon Brown (Adam Tameron) and great-nephews Peyton and Carter Melanson.

Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles and many cousins.

Predeceased by his father Currie Moffat (1996).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, September 26th, 2016 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Cathy Truelove officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Grey Bruce Branch would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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LEGRAND, Arthur Ernest “Art” formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on August 28, 2016

Art LeGrandArthur Ernest “Art” LeGrand a resident of Trillium Court, Kincardine and formerly of Teeswater passed away at Trillium Court on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of the late Ardonna LeGrand (née Johnston) who predeceased him on January 11th, 2015.

Dear father of Rob LeGrand and his wife Susan of Owen Sound and Jim LeGrand and his wife Michele of Tiverton.

Missed by his grandsons Alex and William.

Fondly remembered by his sister Marjorie Doherty of New Carlisle, Quebec, his brother George LeGrand (Evelyn) of Paspébiac, Quebec and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and May (née Gaudin) LeGrand, brothers-in-law Dave Doherty and Bill Johnston (Dorothy).

A celebration of Art’s life will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, Teeswater on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with remembrances shared at 3:00 p.m.

Final resting place Lochalsh Cemetery, Ashfield Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wingham Salvation Army or Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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O’NEIL, Robert “David” of R. R. #2 Holyrood formerly of Wingham

Posted by on August 28, 2016

O'Neil D PortraitRobert “David” O’Neil of R. R. #2 Holyrood and formerly of Wingham passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Friday, August 26th, 2016, the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Nancy O’Neil (née Whitby) of R. R. #2 Holyrood for 48 years.

Dear father of Denny O’Neil (Carolyn) of Wingham, Serrena O’Neil (Gary Emms) of Berkley, Nicole McGlynn (Jeremy) of Holyrood and Rebecca O’Neil (Dean Stevens) of Williamsford.

Missed by his grandchildren Nathan, Natasha, Ethan, Evan, Kiyia, Kassandra, Michael, Charlene (Mike Beyersbergen), Jessica, MacKenzie, Veronica, Jerri, Josephine and Dalilah and great-grandchildren, Damien, Keaton, Rylan and Aria.

Fondly remembered by his brothers Rick O’Neil (Liz) of Wingham, Paul O’Neil (Joanne) of Clifford and Todd O’Neil (Adrienne) of Wingham.

Also survived by his aunt Harriet O’Neil of Tavistock, several nieces, nephews, cousins, members of the Whitby family and his best friend Esben Anderson.

Predeceased by his parents Robert and Velma (Powers) O’Neil and infant son Nathan (1978).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate David’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jeff Hawkins officiating.

Final resting place Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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BENNINGER, Carl of Formosa

Posted by on August 21, 2016

Benninger, CarlCarl Eugene Benninger of Formosa passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Yvonne Benninger (née Cassidy).

Dear father of Keith Benninger (Dianne) of Waterloo, Jason Benninger (Kathy) and Scott Benninger (Tammy Vanduzen) all of Milton.

Missed by his grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle and Eric Benninger, Jacob and Sofia Benninger Jalali, Trent and Taylor King and Dakota Benninger.

Remembered by his siblings, Lloyd Benninger (Jan) of Wingham, Roseann Steffler (Len) of Cargill, Linda Weber (Lloyd) of Mildmay, Cathy Waechter (Ken) of Walkerton and Jerry Benninger (Pauline) of Formosa and several nieces and nephews.

Also survived by in-laws, Mike and Doreen Weber of Walkerton, Dennis and Carol Batte of Belmore, Lorne and Janet Cassidy of South Africa and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Beatrice (née Voisin) Benninger, step-father Jack Borho and brothers-in-law David Cassidy and Harold Cassidy (Lorraine).

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Knights of Columbus Hall, Walkerton and District Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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BELL, Clayton W. of Teeswater

Posted by on July 25, 2016

387_clayt_bellClayton William “Clayt” Bell of Teeswater, passed away at Wingham and District Hospital on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Susan Kraemer-Bell (née Hamilton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Trevor Bell (Hazel) of Teeswater, Tamra Goetz (Kevin) of Mildmay and Todd Hamilton (Deb) of Teeswater.

Deeply missed by his grandchildren, Heather Bell (fiancé Tanis O’Connell), Trent Bell (friend Anna Darling), Taylor Goetz, Dawson Goetz, Darby Goetz, Avrie Goetz and Carmen Hamilton.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert Bell (Barb) of Hanover, Marilyn Buffo of Kincardine and Ron Weiss (Betty) of Seaforth.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and by members of the Hamilton and Duck families.

Predeceased by his son Moe Kraemer, parents, Albert and Hazel (née Donaldson) Bell, sisters Betty Moulton (Bill) and Audrey Weiss, brother-in-law John Buffo and father and mother-in-law George and Eileen Hamilton.

Clayt was very active in the Teeswater community. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years, a member of municipal council, former Fire Chief with the Teeswater Culross Fire Department and a part of the music group the Swamp Stompers.

A celebration to honour Clayt’s life will take place at the Teeswater Culross Community Centre (19 Marcy Street East), Teeswater on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with remembrances shared at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Culross Firefighters Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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