Schwengsbier, Otto

Posted by on January 23, 2017

Schwengsbier, Otto

79 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved husband of Elfriede Schwengsbier (nee Bormann) for 60 years. Loving father of Monica Weil (Henry), Linda Johnson (John Ludwiczak) and the late Otto (2013) (Laurie). Cherished Opa of Timothy Weil (Lori), Matthew Weil (Lindsay), Aaron Johnson, Mallory and Cameron Schwengsbier and the late Andrew Schwengsbier (2007); and Special Opa of Emma, Jackson, Myla, Jaelyn and Leah. Dear brother of the late Paula Bohlen (the late Alfred), Martha Dorner (Peter), Olga Fischer (the late Joe), the late Annie Renner (Adolf), Erika Sonntag (the late Wolfgang), Margaret Schuller (the late Alfred), and Christel Cardoso (and the late Daniel); and brother-in-law of the late Gerhardt Bormann (Gerda), Maria Trittler (the late Engelbert), Erich Bormann (Maria), Bruno Bormann (Sharon) and Hilda DeWaal (Abraham). Otto is survived by many nieces and nephews and his grand dog Scooby. Otto cherished his visits from the neighbourhood children and would always have treats waiting for them. He had a soft spot for animals and birds, and made sure they always had something to eat. His generosity will be missed by many. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Otto’s life, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 Sherk Street, Leamington on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11 am. Pastor Sylvia Swiatoschik officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at http://reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Graham, Brian of Sarnia

Posted by on January 18, 2017

GRAHAM, BRIAN – On Monday, January 16, 2017, Brian Allen Graham, age 64 of Sarnia passed away. He is survived by his daughter Vanessa Graham, his sisters Donna Graham, Sandra Graham, Lillian Cole, Eleanor Steiner and brother David Graham. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Joyce Graham and nephews Rodney Cote and Stan Cole. Brian was a performer and entertainer and loved to make people laugh. Funeral Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral on Friday prior to the service beginning at 1:00 pm. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SILVERTHORNE: Walter Richard “Dick” of London

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Passed peacefully at University Hospital in London on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Loving husband to Joyce for 54 years. Dear father of Kellie Butler (husband Ben) and Chris Silverthorne (wife Ann). Cherished grandfather of Laura, Cheryl, Sara Silverthorne and Stephanie Byerson Butler and great-grandfather to Weston. Visitation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., when a Funeral Service will begin, all at FLAMBOROUGH BAPTIST CHURCH, 41 Concession 5 East, Waterdown. Cremation to follow.

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YOUNG: George of Lucan

Posted by on January 11, 2017

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, of Lucan, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of Mary (Smith) Young for 65 years.  Dear father of Nancy Murray of Hamilton, Sharon and Gord Blane of Lucan, and Diane Young and Phil Davis of Ilderton.  Dear grandfather of Jennifer Murray and Jamie Vallely; Mike Murray and Kathleen Bingham; Rebecca and James McNaughton, Matthew Blane; and Jessica Davis; and great-grandfather of Quinn, Connor, Jocelyn, Jonathan, Tyler, and Carmen.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gord and Jean Young of London, and Jean Smith of New Brunswick.  Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his son-in-law Ray Murray, sister Evelyn Coughlin and her husband Bob, and brother-in-law Robert Smith.  George will always be remembered for his love of horses, riding his bicycle, and for the joy that he took in spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A special thank-you to the nurses, doctors and support staff at South Huron Hospital for their care and compassion.

Please gather at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, January 13th at 9:30 AM for a funeral service, which will be held at 10 AM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating.  Cremation with spring interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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WOOLSEY, Anna

Posted by on January 11, 2017

WOOLSEY, Anna

After a long and happy life in her 98th year, Anna passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Emmett Woolsey (2004). Loving mother of Robert and Teresa Woolsey, Larry and Virginia Woolsey, and Alice and the late Don Brown. She will be missed by her grandchildren Darren, Jason, Lori, Sean, Marty, Tracy, Tammy, Thomas, Michael, Tyler, Lisa, and her sixteen great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Private Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donation’s in Anna’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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MACDONALD: DONNA, GRACE (HILL) OF SARNIA

 MACDONALD, DONNA GRACE (HILL) of Sarnia peacefully passed away at her residence January 6, 2017 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late George and Ethel (Thurlow) Hill. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) MacDonald (1969). Survived and missed by children David, Ian (Diana), Heather and Shelley. Predeceased by children Brad (1995), Bruce (2001) (Carol) and Cynthia (1961). Cherished by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sister of Gary (Shirley) Hill and Grant (Ann) Hill. Predeceased by siblings Fred, Harold, Hilda and Connie. Also survived by special and dear friends Alice and Garry Goodall and family. Catherine and Don Wardell and family. Donna’s family would like to thank the Palliative care team for their care and compassion, with special thanks to Dr. Kim and Gloria. At Donna’s request no visitation or service is to take place. Cremation has already taken place. Interment will be held at a later date, at Resurrection Cemetery Sarnia. Donations may be made to St. Clair Parkway or Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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CAMPBELL; David Carey of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on January 5, 2017

CAMPBELL, David Carey

Passed away peacefully in his 62nd year in his home in Markdale on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Beloved husband of Michelle (nee Bond). Loving father of Emily Louise. Loved and remembered by his grandbunny Thumper. Survived by his Mother Pearl Campbell – Hopkins (Norman), Mother-in-law Claire Bond, Sister Stephanie Hill (Michael), Brother Brent Campbell, Step-sister Cathy Quinlan (Brian), Step-brother John Hopkins, Brother-in-law Gregory Bond (Sharon), and Brother-in-law Jeffery Bond (Wanda). He will also be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Ross Campbell, father-in-law Gordon Bond, and Stepbrother Bill Hopkins (Barbara).

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Mass from St. John’s Roman Catholic Church (271 Main St E, Dundalk) on Monday at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations greatly appreciated to the Fibromyalgia Society of Ontario, Rabbit Rescue Inc. or a charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences available at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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ERSKINE: Donald Graham of Oakville

Posted by on January 2, 2017

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Its with regret we announce the passing of Don Erskine in his 95th year. At the same time we celebrate the transition of his life here into the next with Jesus.
Erskine, Donald Graham January 26 1922 – December 26 2016 Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  Don in his 95th year has moved on to be with Jesus, his Lord. The Son of Arthur and Mary Erskine, Beloved husband of Ruth Jean Erskine (nee Southern) of 65 years.  Loving Father of Doug Erskine of Phuket Thailand, Rick (Lita) Erskine of Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Paul (Janet) Erskine of Binbrook Ontario and Tim (Ritva) Erskine of Ottawa, Ontario.  Loving Grandfather to Darryl, Andrea, Natasha, Joshua, Joel, Sarah, Jonathon and Nicholas. Great Grandfather to Corban, Kayley, Kendall, Paul and Ruth.   Predeceased by his Loving Sister Jean Isabel Feasby and her husband Wilf Feasby. He will be missed by Jean and Wilf’s children Tom (Isabel), Jim (Linda), and Anne Hendrie (Peter) and their many family members. He will also missed by his sister Inlaw Noni and Husband John McColm and family, Gwen (Colin) Reynolds, Margie (Mike) O’Donnell, Pat McColm and their many family members.
Don began his years in Regina moving on to Lambeth, London and marrying to move on to Sudbury, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Etobicoke and finally Palermo Oakville. Don and Ruth spent many wonderful summers with family at their Cottage on Round Lake and winters in their Florida residence in Riverwoods Plantation.
Don’s great love in life was music, playing violin in four different Symphony Orchestras including Regina, London and Hamilton philharmonic Symphonies and he played trumpet in various dance bands including The Johnny Downs band in the 1940’s and kept playing trumpet in various bands until he was in his 80’s.  He also taught himself to play piano and composed several songs that we still listen to today. In his 70’s and 80’s he entertained with the piano in many venues. It seemed which ever instrument he chose he found a way to master it.
Don completed University at Western in London and joined the RCAF in 1944 during World War II. He was selected as a fighter pilot but later trained as a flight engineer to join the war effort aboard a Lancaster Bomber. The war ended before he could go to action.
Many Thanks to Friends and staff at Palermo Village and Staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Special Thanks To Gail Lewis for giving special care to Don in his last days.
Visitation with Family- Thursday Jan. 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
An Informal Celebration of  Life for Don Erskine  – Friday Jan 6th  from 1:00 to 4:00.
To be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 3114 Dundas St W, Oakville, ON L6M 4J3.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Salvation Army or to St. Luke’s Anglican Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

John 11:25-26  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

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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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Fitzgerald: William Patrick of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2016

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, WILLIAM PATRICK FITZGERALD, passed away at the age of 58.  Dear husband of Dianne Averill. Dear son of Edward  and the late Mary Fitzgerald (2016).  Much loved father of Shara Fitzgerald, Aidan Fitzgerald, Jade Fitzgerald and Briar Fitzgerald ,  step – father of Sherry Martineau, Victoria Huggett. Grandfather of Zander, Ashton, Heath, Reyna, Matthew, Jacob, Sara and Trenholme. Brother to Danny Fitzgerald. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre ( 102 North, Victoria Street, Sarnia) on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Patrick will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Patrick’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre Ltd.

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Lynch, Alan Keith of Barrie, ON – June 3, 1930- December 17, 2016

Posted by on December 19, 2016

 

Alan Keith Lynch, after living a long and fulfilling life passed away peacefully on December 17th.   Alan, in his 86th year is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rhoda Joyce (ne Irwin).  Alan was father to five children, Jack, Bob, Debbie, Christine and Karen.  He was father in law to Michael (pre-deceased), Albert, Susan, Craig and Lynda.  He was grandfather and great grandfather to many.  Alan and loving wife Joyce enjoyed many wonderful hours together decorating their beautiful home and tending to an amazing garden.   Alan spent his full work life of 41 years with Loblaw food stores working his way up the corporate ladder to vice president of meat operations.   Upon retirement his days were spent walking his little buddy Quincy, tending to the garden and home, day trips with Mom, watching his grand- children play sports and cleaning and waxing his pride and joys, his many spotless “ always black” cars and trucks.  The Lynch family would like to thank the wonderful staff in the Cardiac and Stroke recovery units at Royal Victoria Hospital and those fantastic volunteers and staff at Simcoe Hospice.  A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Please consider a donation in Alan’s name to Hospice Simcoe or Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Cremation entrusted to MARSHALL W. DRIVER CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Bowen: Marion McLean (nee Burkholder) of Burlington, formerly of Waterdown

Posted by on December 15, 2016

BOWEN: Marion McLean (nee Burkholder)
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Bowen, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce (2015) for 67 years. Devoted mother to Howard (wife Kim, predeceased). Predeceased by her sisters Ada Campbell, Hazel Simpson and Dora Clapp. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 Noon where a Funeral Service will begin at 12 Noon. Reception to follow in the Family Centre. Private interment by the family in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your preferred charity. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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BURDITT: Joanne (nee Hulls), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 13, 2016

BURDITT, Joanne (nee Hulls), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 10, 2016, in her 72nd year.  Beloved mother of Jeff Burditt (Jacqueline Cleary), and Matthew Burditt (Ken Werner).  Dear sister of Dianne Stewart (Alec), Bill Hulls (Nene) and the late Ken Hulls.  Loving sister-in-law and dear friend of Margaret Hulls.  Joanne will be fondly remembered by her lifelong friends, Carol and Dave Morrison, good friends Betty, Jerry and Lorna, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Port Elgin, ON, April 2, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bessie (nee Sparks) Hulls.  A creative and determined woman, Joanne engaged life with a distinct sense of humour, spirited charm and fierce independence that was both beautiful and rare.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A memorial tree planting to celebrate Joanne’s life will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations to the West Elgin Nature Trust or the St. Thomas Field Naturalists Club Inc. will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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STONE: Ross Edward Stone of Carlisle, ON, formerly of Oakville, ON and Bryanston, ON

Posted by on December 6, 2016

Passed away on Sunday, December 4th, 2016, at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, surrounded by his devoted family. The love of our lives…husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, has left us. He leaves behind his wife of 49 years Pamela Stone (Hayes). Proud and loving father of daughter Monique “Mickie” Armstrong (Jerry) and son Shawn Stone. Beloved grandfather of Kerrick Armstrong. He will be lovingly remembered by brothers and sisters Bill, Peggy (Wally), John (Regina), Janet and Rob, brother-in-law Blair Hayes (Gail) and mother-in-law Mary Hayes and lifetime friends Don and Pixie Parkinson. Predeceased by sister Marjorie, brother Joe, parents, James “Jim” and Margret Stone and father-in-law Lawrence Hayes. He leaves behind so many nieces, nephews and cousins with broken hearts. The Family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Jurviniski for their wonderful care in Ross’ last days. Special thanks to nurse Sandy in C3 for your kind and loving care, support and hugs. Special visitation for Jesse and Papa on Wednesday.If desired, donations may be made to Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton or Tammar Equine Rescue tammarequine.ca.  Visitation on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, where the Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.  Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

To the world he was just a man….to us he was our world.

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BEAUDOIN: Paul Jeffrey of Puslinch, ON

Posted by on December 6, 2016

paul-beaudoin-obitOn December 3rd, 2016, courageously and surrounded by love, a cherished and devoted son, spouse, father, grandfather, and friend left this earth bound for a better place. Thanks to the generosity of a stranger and his sister, Paul was able to live life to the fullest during his 40 years with kidney disease. The loving son of June and Joseph, Paul spent 47 of his 62 years with his soulmate and high-school sweetheart Elizabeth lovingly by his side. Together, they built a home filled with love and laughter and faced life’s obstacles with optimism and grace. Despite his health challenges, Paul cherished time with his family and friends and created endless wonderful memories. He leaves behind the broken hearts of his children, Lindsay, Lauren (Mike Wilgar) and Michael (Kendra), as well as his adored grandchildren, Noah, Liam, Oliver, and Amelie, who brightened his days and filled his heart with joy. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him, remembered fondly by the Shepherd family, and survived by his brother David and his sister Barbara (Terry). The family extends its sincere appreciation to the staff and volunteers at The Carpenter Hospice for their genuine concern and compassion during Paul’s final days. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated. To honour Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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POWELL: Sandra “Sandy” Anne (nee Collins) of Carlisle, ON

Posted by on December 6, 2016

sandy-powell-obitPeacefully at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton, while surrounded by her family, on Saturday, December 3, 2016 Sandy passed away at the age of 70 years. Beloved wife of Gerry for 50 years and loved mother of Tracey and Tom Robinson and Greg and Lisa Powell. Dear Gram of Logan, Taylor, Mason and Jennie. Loved sister of Nancy (Garth) Dodman, Kathy (John) MacKinnon, Mary (Robert) Bird, the late Jimmy Collins, and Marie Turner and treasured sister-in-law of Jane Powell. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Memorial Service will take place on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Garden Lane Cemetery. Reception to be held at Carlisle United Church Hall. If so desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Please sign the Tribute wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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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.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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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.

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COOPER: Tyler James Bruce

Posted by on October 31, 2016

tyler-cooper-photoCooper: Tyler James Bruce
Passed away suddenly at the age of 32 years on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Red Deer, Alberta. Tyler was the proud and loving father of Chandler Bradley and Carter. Beloved son of Brad and Debra Cooper. Brother of Shawn Cooper, Chris (Hollie) Cooper and Adam (Sara) Cooper. Uncle Tyler of Logan Johnny Cooper. Grandson of Ruth Cooper. Predeceased by his grandparents Bruce Cooper, and Mabel and Tom Dearden. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on DATE from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on DATE at 11 a.m. Reception will follow at Rockton Fair Hall, 812 Old Hwy. #8, Rockton, ON. Donations for a trust to be set up for Chandler and Carter, care of Debra Cooper, would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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CHARLES: Peter M of Woodstock

Posted by on October 30, 2016

CHARLES, Peter – Passed away with his family by his side at this residence on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 71.  Beloved husband of Ann Charles (nee Kuipers).  Dear father of Philip Charles of Halifax and Martin Charles (Lisa) of Cambridge.  Loving grandfather of Peighton Grace and Roman Terrance.  Brother of Wilma Philipot (Brendan) of Goulds, Newfoundland and Paul Charles (Katharine) of Hamilton.  Fondly remembered by all of Ann’s family.  Predeceased by his parents William and Una Charles (nee Murray) and his in-laws Reimer and Akke Kuipers.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY  FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock. 519-537-3611.  As and expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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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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KRYNEN, Elisabeth

Posted by on September 25, 2016

KRYNEN, Elisabeth

Born in Megen, Netherlands in 1922, Elisabeth Krynen (nee van Deurzen) passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Peter William Krynen on January 5, 1980. Loving Mother of Theodore “Tay” Krynen, Anna (Milt) MacNeil, Leise Andrews, Jean (Michael Steven) Safko, Patricia (Robert) Wells, and Peter Krynen. Proud Oma of 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9 – 10 a.m. where a Funeral Service will begin at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Community Care Access Centre ‘CCAC’ would be appreciated.

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STOBBART: LISA of MISSISSAUGA

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Lisa Stobbart, of Mississauga, Ontario, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Friday August 12, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Lindsay, Ontario, June 30, 1962, to Theodore and Mary Mercouris, Lisa lived her life surrounded by family and friends in Mississauga, Ontario.
She was well known for her hospitality, sense of humor, creativity, and passion for her children. She loved decorating her home for every season, especially so at Christmas. She found delight in entertaining friends and she loved her pets. Lisa was selfless in her service to others and was always ready with a word of encouragement. Above all, Lisa cherished her family. Her children were the center of her life.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Johnny; her sons Anthony and Nikolas; daughter Maria; her parents Theodore and Mary; her sister Kelly Wilbert, brother-in-law Dave, their children Brittany, Alexa and Daniel; her Aunt Velda, and Uncles Damon (Helen), Peter (Angelique), and Dennis (Trudy).
Lisa’s giving heart, warmth, and laughter will be sorely missed but her memories shall be cherished forever. Until we meet again….

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