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.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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DAVIDSON: Judith Dianne “Judy” (nee Moote) – of Lakefield, formerly of Ayr

Posted by on March 27, 2017

DAVIDSON: Judith Dianne “Judy” (nee Moote)

Passed away peacefully yet suddenly at her home on Thursday March 23, 2017.  Judy Davidson of Lakefield, formerly of Ayr, Ontario, in her 71st year.  After spending 25 years at her beloved country home ‘Roxburgh Place’ in Ayr where she tended her gorgeous gardens and raised Golden Retrievers, Judy moved to Lakefield 5 years ago to be closer to her dear Grandchildren, and spent many a weekend ‘cheering them on’ at their various activities.  As a 30-year member of the Canadian Kennel Club, Judy took great pride in raising her pups and many have enjoyed owning her beautiful Golden Retriever dogs over the years.  As a child, Judy called Orangeville home and once married, she moved to New Dundee to raise a family of her own. After her children were raised, Judy began a new journey with her now husband Derek, working together building a successful boarding kennel at Roxburgh Place, after her retirement. Before retiring, Judy worked for many years as the secretary at Ayr Public School.  Loved and missed by her husband of 27 years, Derek Try.  Also missed by her sons, Andrew Davidson of Kitchener and Scott Davidson (Rebekah Littlejohn) of Lakefield.  Dear Grandma of Christine (24), Liam (15) and Ewan (13) Davidson.  Predeceased by her parents, Barclay and Dorothy Moote, her brother John “Chip” Moote and her sister Brenda Moote.  A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, 66 Queen Street, Lakefield, on Sunday April 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM.  Visitation two hours prior to the service.  A reception will follow in the Heritage Room of the Funeral Home.  A private family interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Lakefield.  Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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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.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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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.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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ROYAL, Marielle of Point Edward

ROYAL  MARIELLE – Marielle Royal, age 71 of Sarnia, peacefully passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was born to the late Albert Gendron and Lilianne Gendron on June 5, 1945 and will be joining them along with her late best friend Larry Cunningham and late husband Tom Royal. Marielle was a dedicated member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club for many years where she made many lifelong friends. Marielle also spent most of her adult life as a member of the Blue Mountain Ski club and not only enjoyed but excelled in playing cards. Family and close friends were Marielle’s passion and delight. She will be missed by all. Marielle leaves behind her children Laurie, Alan and Heather Cunningham, grandchildren Lynn and Jennifer Brownlee and Mitchell and Spencer Cunningham, great grandchildren Jesse Brownlee, Kaydence Perkins, Kodee and Landon Brownlee. Marielle is also survived by many cherished lifelong friends. A private family service has taken place at Marielle’s wishes, with a memorial for friends to be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness. Donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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WILLIAMS: Ernest “Ernie” of Petrolia

Posted by on March 14, 2017

Williams, Ernest “Ernie” of Petrolia and formerly of Galt/Preston, passed away suddenly at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Monday, March 13, 2017 in his 78th year. Ernie will be extremely missed by his wife Helen (Mater). He is survived by his children Jaymie Brown, Don Brown (Carol), Karen Hammond (Dave), Brodie Williams (Monika), Michelle Bidner (Todd) and Kevin Dobbyn (Amy). Loving grandfather to Steven Brown, Jamie & Nathan Hammond, Sarah Gehue, Sophie & Sadie Williams, Dylan Carter, Colton Bidner, Alexa & Aidan Dobbyn. Cherished great grandfather to Kincade & Dominic Brown, Chloee, Markus and Meekah. Survived by his sister, Mary Baker (Gordon, deceased), many nieces, nephews and friends. At Ernie’s request, a private family service will be held in Dresden. Cremation has already taken place. A Celebration of Ernie’s life will be held at the Petrolia Lions Hall, 451 Huggard St., Petrolia, on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM (come and share your funny stories and memories of Ernie). Ernie was an employee with the Town of Petrolia and Hull Bus Lines. He was a dedicated member to the Petrolia Lions Club for 19 years where he held many roles. He was the recipient of the Helen Kellar Fellowship and Lion of the Year. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ernie’s memory can be made to the Petrolia Lions Building Fund (c/o Petrolia Lions Club, 451 Huggard St., Petrolia, On. N0N 1R0). Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Dresden.

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SMITH, George formerly of Atwood

Posted by on March 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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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.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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DOIG, Margaret of Listowel

Posted by on March 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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GOW, Melvin “Mel” Roy of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), age 75

Posted by on February 28, 2017

GOW: Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford on Saturday, February 4, 2017, Melvin Roy Gow, of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), age 75. Beloved husband of Margaret Doris (Whaling) Gow. Father of Bruce Gow, Patty and Murray Hachman of Elmira. Step-father of Mark Osment and partner Shelley Hall of Sarnia, Tracy Osment of Kitchener, Lisa and Paul Runstedler of Grand Bend and Dianne Osment of Grand Bend. Loved by his grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Kaitlyn, Mark (Kristen), Sarah, Bradley, and one great-grandchild on the way. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doug Gow and Linda Gattie, Nelson and Margrit Gow, Sandra Gow all of Grand Bend, Dennis Gow and Tracy Beard, Steve and Lynda Gow all of Kitchener, Richard and Colleen Gow of Waterloo, Linda and Larry Karges of St. Clements. Melvin will be remembered by his mother Suzanna (Kropf) Gow-Barritt of Grand Bend and his many nieces, nephews and their families. Mel will be forever remembered by his many wonderful friends at the Grand Bend Legion and Turnbull’s Grove. Predeceased by his father Robert Melvin Gow. At Mel’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Mel’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498, Grand Bend, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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PURCELL, Debbie of Newton

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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

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

Predeceased by her father-in-law Morris Purcell.

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

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Saar: Thelma Edith of Sarnia

Posted by on February 21, 2017

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge in her 97th  year , Thelma Edith (nee McMullen) Saar, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Predeceased by her husband Melvin Saar (1997). Will be missed by her son Harry Saar and grand-daughter Katlyn Saar. Also survived by her sister Muriel O’ Bright, brother Ronald (Lucy) McMullen and sister in-laws; Ellen Saar  and Audrey McMullen. As well as her nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.  Predeceased  by her parents LaDora and Lester McMullen of Woodstock,  brothers; Howard, Donnie, Hughie McMullen, sister Glenna McMillan as well as sister in – law’s; Jean and Wanda McMullan and brother in-law’s Bill O’Bright and Lloyd Saar . A funeral service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation on Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of  Thelma may be made to a Charity of Choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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CAMPBELL, John of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on February 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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NEITZEL: Nancy Leona of Oshawa, Ontario Formerly of Round Lake Centre, Ontario

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Nancy Leona Neitzel September 18, 1951 – January 31, 2017
Passed away in her sleep at her home in Oshawa at the age of 65 after a long illness of diabetes and kidney disease. Raised in Round Lake Centre she was the Daughter of the late Herb (Agnes) Neitzel of Round Lake Centre. Nancy was the only sister to Reg (Charlotte) of Eganville, Rick (Linda) of Stittsville, Ron (Deborah Begley) of Round Lake Centre. Loving Aunt to Ramona Fiebig, Brad Neitzel, Rod Neitzel, and Great Aunt to Evan Fiebig, Keira Neitzel and Nicole Neitzel.
Dedication ceremony being held at 10 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 9 at Grace Lutheran Church, Oshawa, followed by Funeral at 11 a.m.

When God saw you getting so tired
And cure was not to be
He put his arms around you
And whispered ‘Come to Me’
He didn’t like what you went through
And he finally gave you rest
His garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best
And when we knew you were sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain
We wouldn’t wish you back
To suffer that endless pain again
So as you take your final rest
Now we can say goodbye
Rest well Nancy, our sweet Sister

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NAFZIGER, Barbara of Newton

Posted by on February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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

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DAVIES: LOIS EMELINE (NEE HENDERSON) OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 13, 2017

DAVIES- LOIS EMELINE, (nee Henderson) of Sarnia, surrounded by her family passed away at Marshall Gowland Manor on February 12, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved mother to Jim Davies (Lorie Ann), Doug Davies, Sue McGeachy (Dave) and Rick Davies (Wendy).  

Grandma to Brianna, Mike, Joshua, Caleb, Charity, Joel, Jewel, Shawna and Leah.   

Predeceased by, her husband Norman Davies (2000) and her sister Beryl Steadman. Lois was a long time employee at Polysar, she did so much with SMAA involvement, spent her time knitting, crafting and she was an avid teddy bear collector. Lois spent time in the garden and travelling with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her enormous generosity and her kind and gentle nature. The family would like to express their huge appreciation to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and loving care for Lois during her stay there.

A Funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on February 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. William Steadman officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday 16, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton.

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

Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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STRINGER:NORMAN ALLAN OF ST. PETER,ON

Posted by on February 9, 2017

STRINGER, NORMAN ALLAN

November 21st, 1938 – February 8th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving Father and Papa at the age of 78 following a brief illness at Bluewater Health Hospital Sarnia on February 8th, 2017.  Predeceased by his loving wife Monique Stringer (Deslauriers) (2003).  Father to Richard (Donald), David (Sandra), Sandra (Tom), and Tim (Echo).  Cherished Papa and fishing buddy to Matthew, John, Joshua, Jacob, Kelsey (Kevin), and Connor.  Dear brother of John (Sheila), Gordon (Susan), and Brenda.  Predeceased by his parents John and Jemima (nee Jessup), brother Joseph (Evelyn) and his sister Wilma (Larry). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Norm retired after many years of working in the Mining Industry.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family fishing and hunting.  This very kind and generous man will be greatly missed.

Memorial and interment will be held in Lake St. Peter in the spring.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the M. S. Society.

Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

 

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HAHN, Melissa (Dippy) of Route 3 Monkton

Posted by on February 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GOSAR: Sientje (Sena) of Exeter

Posted by on February 5, 2017

Passed away peacefully on February 4th, 2017 at South Huron Hospital at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Josef Gosar (2002).  Loving mother of Elizabeth Witmer (Cam), Waterloo and Hank Gosar (Peggy), Aurora. Cherished grandmother of Scott and Sarah Witmer, Waterloo, Janna (Matt) Rispin, Innisfil, Jaime (Rob) Franceschinis, Newmarket and Marnie (Oliver) Ronson, Brantford and proud great grandmother of Jack, Sydney, Danni and Bennett. Mom will also be fondly remembered by her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in The Netherlands and Alice De Weerd and her family.

Sena was born in Schiedam, The Netherlands, one of 13 children and she immigrated to Canada with her husband and 2 children in 1951, landing at Pier 21, Halifax, settling first in Alberta and within a year in Exeter Ontario.

Sena had an inner strength and a beautiful smile that could light up a room. She was an inspiring role model and friend to many of all ages, including her dear friends in the coffee group. She enjoyed precious time with her family at the cottage near Parry Sound, at family celebrations, phone calls with her dear sister Maartje and with her grandson Scott in their daily phone conversations.

Sena had a deep faith and relationship with her Lord which permeated every aspect of her life.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Sena during visitation at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Thursday, February 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Pastor Kevin teBrake will conduct the funeral service on Friday, February 10th at 11:00 am at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter.  Interment Exeter Cemetery. The family extends their utmost gratitude to the dedicated staff who assisted Mom at the Exeter Villa and South Huron Hospital for their loving and exceptional support and care. As expressions of sympathy, donations to South Huron Hospital in Mom’s memory would be appreciated.

We will dearly miss you Mom, Grandmother, sister and friend. You will be forever in our hearts.

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DOYON: Christopher of cambridge

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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In loving memory of Christopher Doyon who passed away peacefully at his home on January 22,2017 at the age of 37. Christopher was a beloved son of Danny and Cheryl, brother of Sean, Chantal and Mandi, who is sadly missed. Cremation and private family time has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Though Christopher’s flame has gone out, it burns on in the hearts of those who love him, and who are better for having known him. “Let the wind carry you home. Blackbird fly away. May you never be broken again.” Alter Bridge

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MOORE: RALPH, CARL OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 27, 2017

RALPH CARL MOORE- passed away at Bluewater Health on January 24, 2017. A teenage farm boy from Moore’s lane grew to become a skilled tradesman and a proud member of Local 663. He served a term as president of both the Chamber of Commerce and the Sarnia Construction Association during his working years. He built the RABAR. Ralph was predeceased by his parents W.H. “Harry” and Reta (Haslip) Moore, his sister Trudy (Moore) Polak, and his elder son Ralph W. Moore. He was greatly loved by his wife Barbara ( Robinson) Moore and all his family: Brent Moore, son of Ralph’s elder son and Brent’s children Haley, Majofsky, Tala Moore and Brayden Moore; his son Dan,  wife Cheryl and sons Kevin and Mark; his daughter Bette (Moore) Woodley and her daughter Sarah Kell, who with her partner Jason Kell has just presented us with our latest addition, three month old Hunter; his daughter Lori (Moore) Zonneville and her daughters Erika (Melanie) and Rebecca and Becca’s two children Wayne and Aubrey. The Moore family stands tall together so we are sure Ralph will be long remembered and often spoken of by his brothers Gerald (Grace) and Charles “Chuck” (Suzanne, Deceased) and by his sisters Beverly Richards (Jim) and Linda Ryan (Doug). There will be a Celebration of Ralph’s life from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on February 4, 2017 at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center, (102 Victoria St. N. Sarnia On).  In of Lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated checks only at the funeral home please.

 Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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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.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GEISEL, Jean Elizabeth (Kistner) of Hensall formerly of Grand Bend and Waterloo, age 83

Posted by on January 18, 2017

GEISEL: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, Jean Elizabeth (Kistner) Geisel of Hensall formerly of Grand Bend and Waterloo, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Edward “Ted” Harry Geisel (May 2014). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Fred and Carol Geisel of Elmwood, Donna Geisel of Palmerston, Tom Dietrich of Mount Carmel.  Cherished Grandma and Nannie of Ted and Carrie Geisel, Steve Geisel, Heather Dietrich and Richard Francis, Bobby-Jo and Kris Vidic, Larry Jr. and Theresa Geisel, Amber Dietrich and Lee Brintnell, John Dietrich and great-grandma of 6.  Dear sister-in-law of Doris and Bob Westphal of Waterloo, Tom and Sandy Richber of St. Thomas, Jim and Geraldine Richber of Niagara Falls. She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents John “Jack” and Georgina (Fidler) Kistner, daughter Kathy (Geisel) Dietrich (August 2013), son Larry Geisel (February 2014).   Jean thoroughly enjoyed the many vacations she and Ted took, especially when she fished and caught the larger sailfish.  She enjoyed dancing and sharing good times with friends and will be missed by many.  At Jean’s request cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Fraser; Lynne Shirley nee Clark – of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on January 12, 2017

Fraser; Lynne Shirley(nee Clark)

After a trying battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Lynne passed peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Alan for 50 years. Loving mother of John(Yvonne) of Cambridge and Paul(Lori) of Kitchener. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Amy, Scott, Cameron and Mia. She will be greatly missed by her twin sister Suzanne(Alan) Humphrey of Ballantrae.  Predeceased by parents Frederick and Ruby Clark.

Lynne graduated Acadia University, majoring in Biology, in 1967 were she met the love of her life. Lynne loved the beaver valley for her gardening and skiing. An active member of the Markdale Horticultural Club.

At Lynne’s request there will be no service and cremation has taken place.  Memorial contributions to Grey Gables Nursing Home, Activity Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca  888-924-2810

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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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