Obituary of BUCHANAN, Ray of Listowel, formerly of Monkton

Posted by on March 14, 2019

Raymond Buchanan – of Listowel, formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at the age of 94. He was a member of the former Monkton United Church.  Ray was also a volunteer fireman on the Elma-Logan Fire Department for 20 years and worked for the Department of Highways for 34 years.

Beloved husband of Jean (Broughton) Buchanan with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.  Loving father of Barry (Cathy), Wayne (Joyce) and Don (Janet).  Special grandpa of Carrie (Shawn), Christine (Gene), Amanda (Zack), Scott (Kim), Melissa (Colin), Brad (Robin), Kyle (Jessie), Ryan (Elesha) and great-grandpa of Denise, Claire, Devin, Cailyn, Hunter, Sophie, Paige, Chelsea, Thomas, Caleb, Rowan, Aubrey, Reid, Chase, Chett, Charlee, Cullen, Max, and Tucker.  Dear brother-in-law of Phyllis Buchanan, Margaret Little and Lois (Bob) Boyd-Mueller.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Charles and Janet (Anderson) Buchanan, sister Isabell and husband Howard Acheson, brother Harvey Buchanan, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ellis Little, Jack Boyd, George and Cora Broughton.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Saturday March 16, 2019 from 12 noon until 1:45 p.m. followed by the funeral service to celebrate Ray’s life at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Hymers officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of WILSON, Irene of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on March 11, 2019

Irene Wilson – of Listowel, formerly of Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Sunday March 10, 2019 at the age of 84. Irene was a member of Atwood United Church where she had sung in the church choir.  She was also a member of the United Church Women and the Atwood Quilting Club.  Irene enjoyed helping to cater many meals in the Atwood area.  She cherished the time spent with her family.

Beloved wife of the late George Wilson who predeceased her in 2011. Loving mother of Susan (2018) and Doug Laidlaw, Barb and Lyle Buchanan. Special grandma of Andrew (Sandra Archer), Melissa (Thomas) Bijman, Ryan, Bonnie (Alex) Coulter, Tyler and great grandma of Brooklyn, Autumn and Abigail. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elma and Adrian Konings and Doris McNeilly.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents David and Ada (Kitchen) McNeilly, sister Ferne Wilson and husband Elwood, and brother Bill McNeilly.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday March 12 from 5-8 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Irene’s life will be held on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brian Hymers officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of MICHALEWSKI, Alex of Sarnia

Posted by on February 25, 2019

Alexander Olivian Michalewski – Born October 4, 1922, passed away peacefully with family by his side in the early morning hour of February 23, 2019 at the age of 96. He is survived by daughter Kathryn Lynett (John), son Michael, granddaughter Shannon (Todd), great-granddaughter D’Anna, great grandson Jacob.  Predeceased by his wife Velma (nee Joyce) 1992, and Virginia (2000), son James Alexander (1957), daughter Karen (1998) and parents Emilia (nee Genga) and Leon. In November 1927, Alex and his mother joined his father in Kirkland Lake where he attended primary and secondary schools.  He was a veteran of WWII.  After the war ended, he visited his parents who had relocated to Sarnia, loved it and stayed, meeting Velma and marrying in 1953.  He worked at Sarnia Bridge and then the Sarnia Public Library from which he retired after 27 years of service.  He was a long time member of Central United Church from 1953 – 2009 when he joined Paterson Memorial Church. He took up shuffleboard at the age of 95 at the Strangway Centre and was enjoying that weekly activity and the company of the most welcoming friends he had made there.  He was also a member of several Tim Horton’s coffee groups over the years, who would gather most afternoons.  He loved attending Sunday night dances at the Bridge Tavern and following that, the Navy Club and Bluewater Hall where he and his dance partner Solange would kick up their heels.  His love of walking, music, dancing, reading, photography, conversation and people in general were what attributed to his longevity we’re sure. The family would like to thank all of those who supported him in his final years – Paterson Church members who made sure he always had a ride home from church, with a special mention to Don and Grace for in addition to that, often took him along to the Open Grill for Sunday brunches, Halina for always keeping him company in the pew when she accompanied Paul (Director of Music) who Dad looked forward to conversing with each week, about music no doubt, Pastor Allan for his support to both Alex and his family especially during times of his recent illnesses and hospital stays, Bob and Wendy who picked him up almost every single day to take him for coffee at Tim Horton’s on Colborne Road,  his VON friendly visitor Nirav for his weekly visits and friendship, neighbour Marc who so generously took care of his grass cutting and yardwork  for many years, the Telecheck members for their nightly calls, the Red Cross Homeward Bound program and Meals On Wheels team, Care Partners staff, the kind and caring staff in Palliative Care at Bluewater Health, and so many other friends, and friends of family who supported him over the years.  Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd. (102 Victoria St. N., Sarnia). Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Paterson Memorial Church, Cat Chance, or a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages and memories of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of Rumble, Jane Alice of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 25, 2019

Rumble, Jane Alice (nee Denholm)   June 20, 1947 – Feb. 23, 2019.

Sorrowfully, we announce the peaceful passing of Jane Rumble at the Simcoe Hospice on Feb. 23, 2019 after a gallant battle with cancer, diagnosed in 2000. Born in Hamilton in 1947, to parents, Norman John (Jack) Denholm and Catherine Denholm (Galbraith.) Survived by brother John Denholm (Cathy), and predeceased by sisters Ann Denholm Crosby (David) and Susan Denholm (John.) Loving wife of Bruce, mother to Michael Curry (Mary), step mother to Darren (Jennifer) and Carrie (Jason Tricker), and amazing grandma to Jordan, Sean, Carson, Chris, Brandon, Alexa and Graeson. Nieces and nephews, Andrew (Kim, Holly and Jack), Peter (Leaha and Emily) and Kate (Susi and Owen) will miss their spirited aunt. Jane led an exceptional life full of humour, wit, style and grace. She made fast friends everywhere she went, including her final stay at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She spent most of her adult life teaching English and History and leaving her mark as a Guidance Counselor at Barrie Central Collegiate. Along the way, she developed a taste for red leather boots, Globe and Mail cryptic crosswords, travel in distant lands, short game golf, Tina Turner and the Platters, Kempenfelt walking with her many friends and just being plain effervescent. Also, her ardent feminism found an outlet in knitting pink hats!   We will all miss you, Jane, but we will never forget your spirit.

The family wishes to thank all of the people who strove to help Jane through the past months: the North Muskoka LHIN, the wonderful nursing staff at the RVH and Bayshore, the caring nurses and PSWs at Hospice Simcoe, Doctors Kukreti, Russel, Yoon, Zhou, Deboer and Kolesky  and finally, the many friends and neighbours of this wonderful woman.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hospice Simcoe or a charity of your choice would be most appreciated. And, to further honour her, drink in life and remember to pay it forward. Cremation has taken place and interment will be private. A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm from Liberty North, 100 Caplin Ave., Barrie, ON

Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Obituary of WILLIAMS, Gayle Linda (nee WAINWRIGHT) of Beaumont, Alberta

Posted by on January 24, 2019

WILLIAMS, Gayle Linda  (nee WAINWRIGHT)

January 15, 1956 to January 22, 2019

Gayle passed away peacefully due to complications from Huntington’s Disease on January 22, 2019 at the age of 63 years. Her final days were filled with love and support from her family and many friends.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 45 years, Gordon; daughters Lindsay (Fenton), Brittany (Jeremy), and Kelcey; grandchildren Kaleigh, Bentley, Kellan, Emily and an upcoming grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She is predeceased by her sons Michael and Daniel, parents Bob and Gerry Wainwright, and sister Joanne Best.

A Memorial Service will be held at Beaumont Community Church, 5423 – 55 Street, Beaumont, AB on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. The family would ask that those in attendance try to incorporate red in their attire as it was Gayle’s favorite color.

Memorial Donations may be made in Gayle’s honour to the Huntington’s Society of Canada, 400-151 Frederick St, Kitchener ON N2H 2M2.

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Obituary of PEEBLES, Jean of Mitchell, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on January 7, 2019

Jean Peebles – formerly of Atwood, passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Friday January 4, 2019 at the age of 96. Jean resided at Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell.  She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton and a life member of the Women’s Missionary Society.  Jean was a former Tai Chi instructor, enjoyed knitting and reading and loved doing crossword and word search puzzles.

Beloved wife of the late Stuart Peebles who predeceased her in 2014. Loving mother of Doug Peebles, Mary Reed (Stephen), Moira Barnes (Trevor), Muriel Vandepol (Rick Tull), and Les Peebles (Lori).  Special granny of Brian Peebles (Stacey Fletcher), Russ Peebles, Jen Buck (Ken), Natasha Reed, Nigel Reed, Alycia Reed, Danica Barnes, Nathan Barnes, Nicole Vandepol, Brett Vandepol, Megan Peebles and great-granny of Damian, Kian, Evelyn, Dominic, Eric, Andrew, Mackenzie and Jacob.  Fondly remembered by her sister Margaret Nicholl, Virginia Reilly and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Leslie and Mary (Macphail) Yeoman, sister Maise Yeoman, twin brother Stephen Yeoman and brother-in-law Harold Nicholl.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday January 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton or the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of YAEGER, David “Dave” Peter, of Grand Bend, formerly of Kitchener, age 63

Posted by on December 31, 2018

YAEGER, David (Dave) Peter was taken from us suddenly on Saturday, December 23, 2018 at the age of 63 (April 19, 1955). Dave is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Patricia “Pat” (Omand) Yaeger. Proud and loving father of Marcus Yaeger (Danielle Harper) and Luke Yaeger. Dave leaves behind his sister and brothers, Lynda Veldhuis, Richard Yaeger, Robert (Mary Jane) Yaeger, Daryl (Marianne) Yaeger and Pat’s sister Linda (Joel) Kaufman and her sister-in-law Lottie Omand. Remembered by his nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, Ann (Cassel) Yaeger (1968) and Jack Yaeger (2002).

Dave was formerly from Kitchener where he worked as a Sheet Metal Mechanic. Retiring to Grand Bend in 2014, he enjoyed travelling, relaxing on his deck, golfing, playing hockey with the Huff and Puff league and most recently, joining the Pickleball league in “The Cove.” He was a friendly, outgoing man and we will miss his sense of humour.

At Dave’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date, time and location to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Donations in Dave’s memory (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the West Coast Lion’s Club Grand Bend, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by his family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of COLES: Dr. Robert Ellis of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on December 9, 2018

 

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such”.  But, what if your baby is a doctor AND a cowboy??

The passing of Dr. Robert Ellis Coles on November 26, 2018 is announced by his daughter Christine Coles (her husband Dave and their daughter Phoenix), his daughter Melissa Flynn (her daughters Cypris and Jordis), his son Jonathan Coles (his wife Jessica, their daughters Andrew and Sawyer and son Jeven) and their brother Joshua Coles.

Robert, aka Bob/Doc, was born an only child at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario on March 17, 1946.  He is survived by many cousins, including Dale Coles who was like a brother growing up.  He is predeceased by his father Henry Ellis Coles (January 1, 1923 Port Dover, Ontario – April 16, 2008 Calgary, Alberta), his mother Edith (Albert) Coles (March 6, 1920 Moosehorn, Manitoba – March 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta), his maternal grandparents Fred Albert and Christina Margaret Aitken and paternal grandparents Charles Elgin Coles and Ethel Charlton.

Bob grew up in Port Rowan, Norfolk County, moving to Cambridge (Galt), Ontario in 1957. His father Henry Coles served in WWII as sergeant in B Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in charge of radiator and tinsmith division of the vehicle maintenance crews from 1942-1946.  Henry then went on to established North End Radiator Service in 1959.   Safe to say this was the birth place of Bob’s lifelong love affair with cars, especially Corvettes (although his first car was a robin blue convertible 1955 Cadillac). 

After graduating with honours from Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in 1965 (where he pitched for the baseball team, was on the basketball team, student council and many other activities), he was accepted to the College of Optometry of Ontario in Toronto.  In 1967 the school moved to Waterloo and became the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, where he continued his studies.

After four years of dating through school, Bob (age 22) married Gisela Oehne (age 20) of Preston, Ontario in June 1968. Bob graduated May 1969 with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Together Bob and Gisela set up his first practice after graduation at 111 Wellington Street in Preston, Ontario.  

‘Go West Young Man’.  And so he did…  They sold their practice and moved to Calgary, Alberta in July 1972 to join Dr. Garth Mann at the Bonavista Eye Clinic.  Staying at the then Siesta Inn for this first trip, Bob wandered next door to check out Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, which had just opened months prior in April 1972.  It is then and there a friendship with Harris Dvorkin, one of the two Ranchman’s co-founders, was forged. Bob’s love of a Wild West country lifestyle and his entrepreneurial spirit soon made this not only his Calgary Stampede home base, but an office of sorts through his career.  (Mr. Dvorkin passed on April 20, 2017- just one week before Ranchman’s 45th anniversary). 

Bob and Gisela’s first daughter Christine Anne arrived in 1973, their second daughter Melissa Marie in 1975 and first son Jonathan Robert in 1977.  Bob and Gisela were divorced in 1979. 

Gone their separate ways, Gisela brought Joshua in to the world in 1982. Giving him the Coles name, he became one of the four “Coles Kids”.  Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1983 to 1987 with his second wife Carol and her teenage children Janet and Mark.  Returning to Calgary, Bob and Carol were separated in the early 90s and later divorced.  

Bob lived the rest of his years with his Good Hearted Woman, life and business partner Linda Babuik.  They made many memories of shared interests such as travel (favourites included Hawaii and Las Vegas), country music concerts, rodeos (including of course The Stampede but especially the NFR in Vegas) and their camp ‘homestead’ at Riverbend in Okotoks.  Linda’s daughters Tricia and Keri, together with Keri’s husband Jim and their children Trevor and Taylor (and Taylor’s son Sawyer), added greatly to the support and memories throughout these years. 

His children wish to remember him as the smart witted, extremely intelligent, entrepreneurial, musically talented and charismatic person he was. He was an avid car fan, having owned more than two dozen Corvettes over his lifetime and no stranger to twisting a wrench here or there. He was musically inclined, playing guitar, banjo and singing. He was a quick wit and at times a prankster.  He had a love for snakeskin cowboy boots, fishing (including Ice fishing), Disneyland, Canadian Tire, billiards of all sorts, Colt cigars, Vegas, Banff, Elvis worthy jewelry, dry roasted peanuts, fur coats (he has a long family line of fur trappers, including pioneering life long employees of the Hudson Bay Company), steak dinners, egg salad sandwiches, Stetson hats, big belt buckles, cooking, the country lifestyle and Christmas decorating among other things.  He was certainly the only optometrist wearing pressed black Wranglers, cowboy boots and a Stetson with his lab coat.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service.  His children gathered in Banff for a tribute the Doc would be proud of.  The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.  He was one of a kind. 

-Cripper, JR, Lissy & Josh

farm.house@me.com

“He’s done some wrong, he’s done some right

Won and lost some fights

Highs and lows, that’s the way it goes

It ain’t always sweet tea

Lovin’, runnin’, son of a gun, like an old outlaw

But ain’t that country”  -The Cadillac Three

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Obituary of DUNCAN, Leone formerly of Listowel

Posted by on November 28, 2018

Leone Elsie Duncan – born February 15, 1933 and raised in Maryborough Township, Leone passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor, Sebringville on Monday November 26, 2018 in her 86th year.  Leone enjoyed collecting photos of family and doing puzzles.  For many years, she worked with her parents on the family farm.  Leone was a very special aunt to her many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Beloved daughter of the late Ewart and Hazel (Gibb) Duncan.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Doreen Seguin, Doris Illman (Rev. David), Marlene McHarg (Hartley), Joyce Hansen (Bob), Brian Duncan, Lois Duncan, Ken O’Grady and Peter Geertsma.  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and the extended Stacey family.

Predeceased by her longtime companion Bill Stacey in 2001, sisters Velma Carruthers, Alma O’Grady, Marjorie Geertsma, brothers Glen, Ross and Colin, brother-in-law Gilbert Seguin and sister-in-law Mildred Duncan.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday November 29 from 5-8 p.m. (tonight) where the funeral service will be held on Friday November 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice, Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or Atwood United Church would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of PETRIE, William (Bill) of Listowel

Posted by on November 22, 2018

William (Bill) Petrie – passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at the age of 70. Bill had a passion for horses, enjoyed listening to music and dancing.

Son of the late James Petrie and the late Muriel (Buchanan) Petrie.  Brother of Donna Patterson (Jim), Ken Petrie, Maureen Houston (Vince Bergin) and Bob Petrie.  Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and his special friend Sue Raynard.

Predeceased by his sister-in-law Deanna Petrie.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A graveside service will be held at Donegal Cemetery at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

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

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Obituary of FARRISH, Jasper of Wingham, formerly of Gorrie

Posted by on November 14, 2018

Jasper Farrish – formerly of Gorrie, passed away peacefully at Braemar Nursing Home, Wingham on Tuesday November 13, 2018 at the age of 93. He was born on February 11, 1925 in Ashfield Township, Huron County.  Jasper served in WWII and was a member of the RCAF for 30 years.  In later years he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 307 Howick.  Jasper was an awesome, hard working person and he will be loved and missed by all.

Beloved husband of Cherie (Adams) Farrish whom he married in 1949. Loving father of Linda and husband Brian Duncan, Michael and wife Bonnie and Ian Farrish.  Special grandfather of Scott and wife Sharon, Danielle and husband Kedric, Delaney and husband Chris, J.R., Penny, Marjorie, Rosie and Willie and great-grandfather of Hunter, Hayden, Blake, Taylor, Brittney, McKenzie and Jadyn. Fondly remembered by his sister Millie Leader, sister-in-law Helen Farrish, brother-in-law George Adams and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Hilda (Whyte) Farrish, his son Brent, brothers Bower and Johnston, sister Maxine Adams and brother-in-law Don Leader.

In keeping with Jasper’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial visitation to celebrate Jasper’s life will be held at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, on Sunday November 18, 2018 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Hawkins sharing words of remembrance at 4:00 p.m.  A Legion service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 307 Howick will take place at 2:00 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to London Health Sciences Foundation or The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 307 Howick would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of McCloy, Viola Elizabeth of Chatham, formerly Dutton

Posted by on November 2, 2018


McCloy
Peacefully at Riverview Gardens, Chatham ON, November 2, 2018 Viola Elizabeth McCloy in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth McCloy [1998]. Dear mother of Joan & Craig Smith [Wallaceburg], Gerald & Marsha Agar [Wyoming]. Loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother of Kevin & Amanda Stover [Tristan, Sydney, Reese], Keith Stover [Joel, Grace], Lisa Smith [Kayla], Colleen Smith [Cole, Blayn Armstrong], Chris & Michelle Smith [Emerie, Raylan], Kelly & Mike Haney [ Meredith], Andrea & Dallas Urquhart [Zoey, Jorja, Kennedie, Harper]. Viola is survived by sisters-in-law, Pauline McPhail[Cambridge], Marion McPhail [ Summerside P.E.I.] and many nieces and nephews. Viola is predeceased by her parents, John and Emma McPhail, her brothers Neil, John and Doug, and her sister Flora Ford. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton 519-762-2416 on Sunday November 4, 2-4 pm., and 2-3 pm on Monday with the Funeral Service at 3:00 pm. Interment in McArthur Cemetery. Donations made out by cheque to the Alzheimer Society or the Riverview Gardens gratefully accepted. arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Obituary of KIPFER, Laura of Tavistock

Posted by on October 17, 2018

Laura Kipfer – passed away peacefully at her residence in Maples Nursing Home for Seniors, Tavistock on Wednesday October 17, 2018 at the age of 100. Laura was a member of Poole Mennonite Church and a former member of the WMSC.  Along with her husband Alfred, she was a former volunteer with Sonlight Missions and at Country Meadows in Brunner.  They also enjoyed travelling together.

Beloved wife of the late Alfred Kipfer who predeceased her in 2016.  Loving mother of Lloyd and Barb Kipfer and Doreen and Don Roth.  Cherished grandma of Brent (Sarah), Bryan (Anita), Bryce (Anjana), Brad (Kelly), Lori (Travis), Dennis (Yvonne) and great grandma of Joel, Micah, Joanna, Markus, Julia, Lena Kate, Daniel, Nayan, Kiaan, Kingston, Levi, Braeden, Connor, Carter and Zach.  Sister-in-law of Dora Roth and Ralph Kropf.   Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Laura was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Eli and Nancy (Nafziger) Roes, her sisters Emma and husbands Raymond Gerber and Amos Steckly, Esther Kropf, her brothers Alvin and wife Marie Roes, David and wife Mildred Roes, sister-in-law Marion and husband Edward Lebold and brother-in-law Michael Roth.

Visitation will be held at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Perth Road 121, on Friday October 19 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Laura’s life will be held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Fred Redekop and Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating.  Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Sonlight Missions or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.

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

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Obituary of PERRY, Tom of Sarnia

Posted by on September 5, 2018

PERRY, THOMAS – With his family by his side, Thomas John Perry, age 66 of Sarnia peacefully passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. He was the loving father of Jeffrey Perry (Amanda Laird), Jaime Ciatti (Anthony) and Andrea Perry (Keith Hunt) and dear “Pa” of Maisie. He is the brother of Robert Perry and uncle of Dayna and John Perry. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mae Perry and his brother John. Tom was a Chartered Accountant and Partner at BDO until his retirement in 2007. He was a proud and longtime resident of Point Edward and enjoyed his golf and baseball. Private cremation arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sarnia Historical Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of SCHADE, Marie of Listowel

Posted by on September 3, 2018

Marie Schade – passed away peacefully at Livingstone Manor, Listowel on Sunday September 2, 2018 at the age of 96. Born June 6, 1922 in Ellice Township, she was the daughter of the late George H. Debus and the former Katharina Buuck.  She was predeceased by her husband Norman R. Schade in 1997 whom she married on June 10, 1944.  Marie resided in Listowel since 1973 and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton where she taught Sunday School for a number of years.  She was also a volunteer knitter for the Listowel Cradle Club for many years.

Beloved mother of Ken and his wife Dorothy (predeceased 2007), Barbara (predeceased 2018) and her husband David Smith, and Brian and his wife Pauline.  Devoted and loving grandmother of five grandchildren, April Watson (David), Christa Beyer (Tim), Steven Smith (Stephanie), Matt Schade and Jenn Schade (Craig).  Special great-grandma of Sophie and Lily Beyer, Blake and Evan Smith.    Dear sister of Doreen Graul and sister-in-law of Ruth Debus.  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and five godchildren Ann McKenzie, Katherine Priestap, Bonnie Cluett, Rhonda Sutherland and Larry Graul.

Predeceased by her brothers Edward and Lorne (in infancy), Norman, Andy and his wife Mabel, sister Edna (in infancy), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donald Graul, Georgina and Ken Smith, Irwin and Ferne Schade, June and Glen Hymers.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday September 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Marie’s life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m.  Pastor Marvin Bublitz officiating.  Interment in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Monkton.

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

A special thank you to the nursing staff at Livingstone Manor for the wonderful care given to Mom. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of DAVIDSON: Alastair “Al” Stewart of Grand Bend, formerly of Cambridge, age 69

Posted by on August 31, 2018

DAVIDSON: Alastair “Al” Stewart, age 69 of Grand Bend, formerly of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. Al was a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) for over 30 years as well as time spent as the President of the Cambridge Minor Hockey Association. Al was an avid sports fan, with his passions being Hockey, Football, Golf and NASCAR. Al is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Carol Anne (nee Nash) Davidson, son Donald, daughter-in-law Darlene and grandson Jake. His sister Mairi (Lorne), brother Ian, sister-in-law Netty, brother-in-law Don, sister-in-law Sandy (Ed) and his many, many loved nieces, nephews and their families. Al is predeceased by his father Archibald, mother Eileen (nee Wright), sister Pam, brother Glen, mother-in-law Jessie and father-in-law Ken. At Al’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Al’s Life will be held at the Waterloo Police Association and Recreation Centre, 1128 Rife Road and Cambridge, North Dumfries, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Al will be missed by his many loved ones and friends. Many thanks go out to St. Elizabeth’s Health Care for your love and kindness during Al’s illness; Bless you Cassie and Heather. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of JOHNSTON, Donna of Route 2 Atwood

Posted by on August 30, 2018

Donna Johnston – of Route 2 Atwood, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Donna passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at the age of 75. Donna was a member of Atwood United Church participating in the Sunday School, the church choir and United Church Women.  She was a former hairdresser, caterer and was involved with Brownies, Girl Guides and the Sweet Adelines.  Donna will be remembered for her wonderful singing voice.  Horses were Donna’s passion, and she cherished the time spent with her family and friends.

Beloved wife of Clarence Johnston whom she married in 2003.  Loving mother of Kelly Castano (Vince), Patty MacPherson (Paul Meaney), Scott (Charlotte). Step-mother of Kevin (Karen), Kim (Mark), Kent (Heather).  Nana of Quinn, Abigail, Mackenzie, Leah, Reese, step-nana of Tyler, Jamie, Alex, Kyla, Jaron, Aunika, Lana, Wade and step great-nana of Scarlett and Isla.  Sister of Marjorie Tucker and sister-in-law of Mary Fortune.  Fondly remembered by the extended Horton and Johnston families.

Predeceased by her parents Eldon and Mary (Eadie) Renwick, her first husband Cecil Horton and her brother Walter Renwick.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday August 31 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Donna’s life will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main St., Atwood on Saturday September 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

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

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Obituary of ULMER, El (Elmer) of Kelowna, British Columbia

Posted by on August 28, 2018
El (Elmer) William Ulmer
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elmer at the age of 86 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Kelowna, BC.
He was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many. Elmer was born Nov 8, 1931 in Melville, Sask (close to Lorlie) and lived most of his life in Regina where he met and married Joan, his wife of 65 years. He was a printer for over 60 years and enjoyed playing fast pitch softball as shortstop for the Barker Gems, continuing to play for many years after his retirement. He built a wonderful cottage on Last Mountain Lake that was enjoyed for 20 years until they retired to Kelowna BC, where he lived the Okanagan life for 22 years.
Elmer was a kind man, always active, energetic and as sharp as a tack. He treated people equally and with respect and really listened to what they had to say before judging them. He was always ready to share a laugh with his many friends and always happy to say a friendly hello to anyone. He loved to play bridge, billiards, golf and cribbage and was an active Christian man with much faith in his belief.
He is survived by his beloved wife Joan, his son Jeff (Marianne), daughter Kelly (Dave), 2 grandsons Christian (Amanda) and Cameron, 5 sisters and 1 brother.
A service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Rd, West Kelowna, BC. Thurs, Sept 6 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers kindly forward donations to the Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Rd, Kelowna. Condolences may be directed to the family through Hansons’ Arbor Funeral & Cremation Centre www.hansonsfuneral.ca
We wish to give our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, social workers and staff at the Kelowna General Hospital for their amazing compassion and dedication to our family and Elmer.
We lost a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed.
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Obituary of LEHMAN, Albert of Woodstock, ON and formerly of Kitchener, ON

Posted by on August 27, 2018

 

 

LEHMAN; Albert Clement Lehman, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Woodstock General Hospital, battling yet another bout of pneumonia. Albert was an avid Edmonton Oiler and Eskimo fan. Sports was one of his passions, along with classic and model trains. He was a longtime resident of Kitchener. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Joan (Fleury) (1998). Since moving to Cedarview Gracious Living Community 4 years ago, Albert has called Woodstock home.
Albert will be missed by his children Cathy, Theresa and husband Matt, Mike and wife Carolyn, and Patricia. Many memories of their loving grandpa to Shannon and husband Dave, Aaron and Alicia, Adam, Katie, Sarah and husband Nick, Jade, Hannah, Alicia and husband Chris, Tyler, and Pierce. He will be lovingly remembered by his 5 great grandchildren, Reilly, Preston, Rylee, Briar and Everly.
Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 2 pm (Note date & time) at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Memorial donations, on Albert’s behalf, may be made to the Woodstock Minor Hockey Association. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of KOCH, Lloyd from Atwood

Posted by on August 18, 2018

Lloyd Koch – of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday August 18, 2018 at the age of 81. Lloyd was the owner of Lloyd’s Small Engines for almost 50 years.  He was the founding Fire Chief of the Atwood Fire Department and will be remembered for his love of model trains.

Beloved husband of Millie (Fisher) Koch whom he married in 1968.  Loving father of Carolyn Rock (Randy) and Mike Koch (Nancy). Special grandpa of Jeremy, Erinn and Nikita.  Brother of Eleanor Holyhome (Ray) and Marjorie Eskrett.  Brother-in-law of Ima Fisher, Dr. Lloyd and Evelyn Fisher, Shirley Fisher, Betty Fisher, Harold and Wilma Fisher, and Merelda and Larry Lantz.  Remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Harold and Edna (Bender) Koch, brother Robert (Evelyn), brothers-in-law Jim Eskrett, Aaron, Carl and Ivan Fisher and sister-in-law Hilde Fisher.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday August 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wallace Township on Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment in St. James Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Lauderbach), Clifford.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of SHANKS, Gerald of Sarnia

SHANKS, GERALD – At Bluewater Health on August 12th, 2018, Gerald (Jerry) Conrad Shanks, age 77 of Corunna passed away. He was the loving husband of Meta (Jensen) Shanks, dear father of Kim Shanks (Marlene), Gerald W. Shanks (Barb), Brenda Peachey (Norm), Carol Hummel (Frank) and Melody Ryan, grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Pete (Jackie) and Robert and his sister Suzie Kosteniuk. Jerry was a retired cement truck driver and was a member of Reflections of Christ Church. Visitation will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Thursday, August 16th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Friday, August 17th from 10:00 am until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Donations made to the Canadian Diabetes association would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of WOODS, Millicent of Sarnia

WOODS, MILLICENT – At Bluewater Health on Friday, August 10th, 2018, Millicent June (McIntyre) Woods, age 85 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late Ray William Woods (2010) and dear mother of Julie Woods and Roberta Woods and adoring grandmother of Chelsie and Tori, loving Mama of Marissa, Caleb and Quinn. She is also survived by her brother Douglas (Kay) McIntyre. She is the sister in law of Muriel McIntyre, Gary (Sherry) Woods, Jean (Gord) Herman, Maxine (William) Graham and Lorraine (Glen) Woods. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was a special Grandma of Jamie, Darcy, Michael and Corey Windover. Millicent was a longtime member of Devine Street and Central United Churches. Visitation will be held on at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at the funeral Home on Thursday at 11:00. Donations made to Canadian Arthritis Society or Noelle’s Gift would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of HAMILTON, Patricia of Sarnia

HAMILTON, PATRICIA – At LHS-University Hospital in London on August 10, 2018, Patricia Anne (Brunton) Hamilton, age 79 of Sarnia passed away with her family at her side. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Hamilton and sister of Joan Parker (Gary) and Harold Brunton (Mary).  She is survived by loving nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends.  Patricia was a retired manager of Operator Services with Bell Canada. Patty was a resident of Sarnia/Lambton for her entire adult life, but she loved to travel.  She spent much of her life volunteering, was devoted to her church and a loyal friend. For her family, she was the true Matriarch, a source of strength, and instilled the importance of family. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Saturday from 10:00 am until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Cremation will follow and her ashes will be interred later with her husband at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made to The Canadian Cancer Society or All Saints Anglican Church Sarnia would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of SMITH, Harold formerly of Atwood and Listowel

Posted by on August 12, 2018

Harold Smith – formerly of Atwood and Listowel, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Friday August 10, 2018 at the age of 85. Harold was a member of Calvary United Church, Listowel, a former Steward and Elder of Atwood United Church and a former member of the Atwood Lions Club.  He was a past president of Perth County Junior Farmers, a former member of the Listowel Junior Farmers, enjoyed singing in a gospel quartet and will be remembered for his love of gardening.

Beloved husband for 58 years of Joan (Monteith) Smith.  Loving father of Brad (Mary), Scott (Paula) and Bonnie (Rob) McLaren.  Special grandpa of Curtis (Alysia), Jillian (Cody), Jennifer (Bryan), Carolyn (Winston), Katelyn (Nic), Greg (Erin), Corie, Jordan and great-grandpa of Lucas, Zachary, Grace, Lilly, Nolan and Ellie.  Dear brother of Clare (Joanne).  Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Silas and Florence (Mayburry) Smith and his best gardening friend John Diniz.

          Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday August 12 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at Calvary United Church, Listowel on Monday August 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brian Hymers officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Mennonite Central Committee, Calvary United Church or LHSC-University Hospital would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of GREB, Melvin Lloyd of Exeter, formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, age 94

Posted by on August 8, 2018

GREB: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Melvin Lloyd Greb of Exeter formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, age 94. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Ruth Elizabeth (Keller) Greb (2014). Loved father and father-in-law of Pauline and Wayne Morris of Kitchener, Paul Edward and Mary Ellen Greb of Tillsonburg, Ellen Green and Dave of Exeter. Cherished grandpa of Sabrina (Jeff), Aaron (Krystle), Hillary (Dane), Bridget (Noah), Paul (Leah), John, Lindsey (Wayne), Shannon and Jared and great-grandpa of Johnny, Lillian, Noah, Michael, Charllotte, Claire, Jonah, Allan, Ruth, Everett, Roman and Zachary. Dear brother-in-law of Dana Greb-Lyne, Keith Keller, Elgin (Mabel) Keller, Gloria Learn, Karl (Marg) Keller, Earl (Kathyrn) Keller, Marlene (Roland) Gibson, Murray (Pat) Keller, Roger (Barb) Keller, George (Elaine) Keller, Shirley Keller, Bev (Norma) Lindenfield. Predeceased by his parents John and Amy (Otterbein) Greb, brothers Wesley, Ervin, Leonard, Edward, Harry, and Gordon, sisters Lily and Lucy, brothers-in-law Ken Keller and Max Learn, sisters-in-law Margery Lindenfield and Joyce Keller. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Monday, August 13, 2018, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Interment St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Scleroderma Society of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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