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 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 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 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 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 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 LITTLE, Wallace of Stratford

Posted by on July 25, 2018

LITTLE, Rev. Wallace Inglis – Peacefully passed away at home in Stratford, surrounded by his family on July 24, 2018 at the age of 83.

 He was devoted to his loving wife, Audrey of 60 years and was a cherished father of Jane (Pep) Philpott, Judy (Paul) Boivin, Karen (Rob) Congram and Kathy (the late Mark) Hoogsteen. Grandpa will be dearly missed by his 13 beautiful grandchildren, Bethany (Alex), Jacob, David and Lydia Philpott; Andrew, Luke and Sophie Boivin; Ben, Abby and Caroline Congram; and Timothy, Daniel and Samuel Hoogsteen. Wally was predeceased by his son, Gary Wallace Little (1966); his granddaughter, Emily Katherine Philpott (1991); his parents, Chester and Jessie; and his siblings Norman Little, Elgin Little, Jean McIntosh and Thelma Clarke. He had many loving nieces and nephews as well as several dear sisters- and brothers-in law. Wally will also be greatly missed by his dedicated caregiver, Mai.

 A man of great wisdom and integrity, Wally had a huge heart and a gentle spirit. He touched countless individuals during his 50 years of congregational ministry in Winnipeg, Cambridge, Collingwood, and Wasaga Beach, as well as serving in Thornbury, North Bay and Blantyre, Malawi in his retirement.

 Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. Visitation at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 25 St. Andrew Street, Stratford, on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial Service at St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian Church, 73 Queen St. E., Cambridge at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Rev. Mark Wolfe officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association, Presbyterian World Service & Development or the Alzheimer’s Society of Perth County.

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

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Obituary of WILSON, Ferne of Listowel, formerly of Newry

Posted by on July 6, 2018

Ferne Wilson – of Caressant Care Retirement Home, Listowel, formerly of Newry, passed away peacefully on Friday July 6, 2018 at Listowel Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Ferne was a lifelong member of the Atwood United Church, the Atwood U.C.W. and the Atwood quilters.  She enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and celebrated with them every milestone and accomplishment, instilling in them a strong sense of family values.

Beloved wife and best friend for 59 years of the late Elwood (Pat) Wilson who predeceased her in 2016.  Lovingly remembered by her children Ron and his wife Debbie, Don and his wife Leanne, Karen Schmidt and her husband David and her treasured grandchildren Amanda, Becky, Terri and her friend Jeff, Cory, Kelsey and her friend Brennan, and Shelby.  Dear sister of Elma Konings (Adrian), Irene Wilson and sister-in-law of Doris McNeilly.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents David and Ada (Kitchen) McNeilly, her brother Bill, brothers and sisters-in-law George Wilson, Dorothy Wilson, Beth Wilson, Elgin and Marguerite Wilson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday July 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Ferne’s life will be held on Monday July 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Angie Lannin officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

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

 

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Obituary of HAMILTON, Dorothy of RR1, Atwood

Posted by on July 6, 2018

Dorothy Hamilton – of Route 1 Atwood, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday July 5, 2018 at the age of 92. Dorothy was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Atwood Ladies Aid.  She spent many years farming with her husband Don as well as in the real estate business with him.  Dorothy was the primary care giver for her mother and mother-in-law for many years.  She cherished the time spent with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Don Hamilton who predeceased her in 2009. Loving mother of Sharon Vance (Jim), Doug (Lynne), Wayne (Wilma), Barb Cressman (John) and Joe DeBruyn (Dale).  Special nanny of Dawn Marie Smith (Jeff), Melissa Vance (Lorne Zweig), Troy Hamilton (Kristie), Tasha Hamilton (Greg McNevan), Kara Cressman, Kyle Cressman (Laura), and Loula Thalassinos (Teresa Purtill).  Remembered by her great-grandchildren Sydney Smith (Drew Pegrum), Brooklyn Smith, Payton Smith, Hayden Zweig, Eli Zweig, Nicholas Thalassinos, Camden, Hudson and Alexa McNevan, Erica, Maria, Isabel and Kayley Hamilton, Jensyn, Deklyn, Maisy, Beckett and Garrett Cressman and great great-grandchild Everly Pegrum.  Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Betty Elliott (Bob Wade) and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Garrett and Tamar (Armstrong) Blough, her sisters Ruth MacPhail (Jack), Enid Blough, her brother Harold Blough and brother-in-law Bill Elliott.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Monday July 9, 2018 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m.  with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church 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 LUDINGTON, Alvin of Listowel

Posted by on June 22, 2018

Alvin Ludington – of Listowel, passed away surrounded by his family at University Hospital, London on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at the age of 80. Alvin was a member of Calvary United Church, Listowel.  He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.  Alvin was always ready to help anyone and will be remembered as the flower delivery man for Zehr’s Florist.

Beloved husband of Judy (Smith) Ludington whom he married in 1964.  Loving father of Brian (Sharon), Bonita, Brent (Denise) and Brad.  Special grandpa of Alec, Lindsay, Simon and Sophie.  Dear brother of Eric (Carole), Ross (Margaret), Gordon (Barb) and Doris Harrow (Jim).  Fondly remembered by brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Elaine Pestell, David Smith (Janet) and by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ken and Laura (Harrison) Ludington, granddaughter Victoria (in infancy), brothers Keith (in infancy), Fred and wife Audrey, sister-in-law Pauline Ludington, nephew Paul Ludington and brother-in-law Rae Pestell.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday June 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Alvin’s life will be held at Calvary United Church on Friday June 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Calvary United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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Obituary of CLARKE, Minnie of Atwood

Posted by on June 21, 2018

Minnie Clarke – of Atwood passed away with husband Bert at her side at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at the age of 64.

Beloved wife of Bert Clarke whom she married in 1972.  Sister and sister-in-law of Margaret and Rick Matheson, Tom and Sharon Bastien, Carol Bastien, Brian Edwards, Mona and Albert Hutton.  Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents George and Phyllis (Fletcher) Bastien, brothers Maurice and wife Viola Bastien, Bob Bastien and sister Doris Edwards.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday June 22  from 5 to 8 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Minnie’s life will be held on Saturday June 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Ruth Long officiating.  Interment in Brussels Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, The Arthritis Society or Atwood United Church appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Obituary of PATTERSON, Robert (Bob) of Milverton

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Robert (Bob) Patterson – of Milverton, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at the age of 90. Bob enjoyed gardening, playing cards, watching sporting events, spending time with his family and watching them participate in sports.

Beloved husband of Jackie (Fetter) Patterson whom he married in 1956.  Loving father of Marilyn Matheson (Mark), Sheila McTavish (Ross), Sherry Ensinger (Bill).  Special grandpa of Nathan (Erin), Jeremy (Jessica), Rebecca (Steven), Cera, Colleen (Devon), Caitlyn, Jason (Whitney), Angela and great-grandpa of Logan, Aubrey, Oliver, Quinn and Ellie.

Bob was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents Alexander and Catherine (Plaskett) Patterson, his sisters Jean McDougall (John), Ruth Patterson and his brothers Jack, Bruce and Ross.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday May 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of SMITH, S. Ronald “Ron”

Posted by on May 24, 2018

On Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 in his 81st year, Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had been tucked into his favourite chair by his loving and caring wife of 63 years.

Ron will be fondly remembered by his beloved wife Ruth (nee Smith). Ron is also survived by his treasured mother Ethel Smith of Creemore, father (the late Stuart Smith) and his loving sister Helen Oliver; sister in law Evelyn (Sissy) Edwards (the late Bev). Predeceased by his in-laws Russell and Evelyn Smith. Loving father of Helen (Rick) Jermey of Severn, Linda Wellwood (Lyle MacArthur) of St. George, and Jeffrey (Michelle) Smith of Barrie. Proud grandfather of Michael (Lila) Jermey, Nicole Wellwood, Cory Stuart (Sarah) Jermey, Christopher, Kailey, and Kaiden David Stuart Smith. Loving Great-Grandfather of Logan, Evan & Tyson; Sydney; Sadie and Morgan. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews; long standing close family friends Robert Anderson (Uncle Bobbi), Bill Philpott, Roy and Millie Keller, Norma and Ed Sayles and the late Bob and Dee Kemp of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the RVH Heart Function Clinic.

Proudly, for 39 years, Ron was a Sales Agent for the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Following his retirement from Prudential he continued to work for an additional 6 years as a “retired agent” for London Life. Brother Ron Smith was a Master Mason within the Kempenfeldt Lodge #673. He was also a Member of the Barrie Valley Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. In November 2017, he was the Reunion Honoree at the 40th Anniversary of the Barrie Consistory (Charter Member).  Ron was also a member of the Rameses Shrine (Toronto) and Sheba Shrine Club (Barrie); New Smyrna Beach (Florida) Lodge #149, New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club and the New Smyrna Beach Scottish Rite Club.

Family and friends will be received at COLLIER STREET UNITED CHURCH (112 Collier Street, Barrie) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for a Masonic Service beginning at 11 o’clock a.m. followed by the funeral service. A celebration of life will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to RVH Heart Function Clinic or the Children’s Shrine Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

                  

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Obituary of RITZ, Shirley formerly of Monkton

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Shirley Ritz – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Ritz Lutheran Villa on Sunday May 20, 2018 at the age of 89. Shirley was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  She enjoyed quilting, fishing and going on bus trips.

Beloved wife of the late Alvin Ritz who predeceased her in 2001.  Loving mother of Lynda Cooper, David, Jim (Susan), Rhonda Sutherland, Lori Smith (Charles) and Steven (Diane).  Special grandma of 12 grandchildren and great-grandma of 23 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Lois Peever (Clarence) and sister-in-law of Ruth Vrooman and Jean Vrooman.

Predeceased by her parents Louis and Ada (Greenaway) Vrooman, son-in-law Jack Sutherland, sisters Grace Campbell (Andrew), Rose Harloff (Walter), brothers Arthur (Eleanor), Vincent, Kenneth, Donald (Frances) and brother-in-law Mac McKay.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday May 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton on Thursday May 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Pastor Marvin Bublitz officiating.  Interment in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Monkton.

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

 

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Obituary of McPHERSON, Douglas of Teeswater

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Douglas William McPherson of Teeswater, passed away surrounded by his family, at Toronto General Hospital on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of the late Marilyn McPherson (née Dagg), who predeceased him on September 28th, 2016.

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

Loving grandfather of Erin Scott (Joe) of Ripley, Katie Pothier (Keith) of Southgate, Laura Harris (Michael) of Culross Township, Brett McPherson of Kitchener, Adam Harkness of Howick Township, Sarah Harkness of Belmore and Amy Weber (Justin) of Owen Sound and great-grandchildren Ewan, Madelaine, Declan, Duncan, Noah and Margot.

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

Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Edna (née Becking) McPherson, brother Lloyd McPherson and in-laws, Milton and Margaret Dagg and Twyla and James Brown.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Obituary of CLELAND, Ida of Listowel

Posted by on May 2, 2018

CLELAND, Ida – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home on Tuesday May 1, 2018 at the age of 103. Ida was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel, a former member of the Women’s Missionary Society, Maple Leaf Women’s Institute and the Listowel Chapter of Rebekah Lodge.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting, knitting, loved spending time with her family and enjoyed travelling with her husband Frank.

Beloved wife of the late Frank Cleland who predeceased her in 1995.  Loving mother of Shirley Nind (Derek), Joan Norman, Maureen Hayward (Stuart) and Jim Cleland.  Cherished grandma of 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by Ken Norman, Dawn Cleland, Brenda Walker, Lois Halpenny and many nieces and nephews.

Ida was the last surviving member of her family, being predeceased by her parents Ed and Jane (Duke) Halpenny, brothers and sisters Roy Tughan (Zelma), Clara Danbrook (Charlie), Thelma Smith (Clarence), Richard Tughan, Archie Tughan (Marj) and Clifford Halpenny.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday May 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Ida’s life will be held on Friday May 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of McCreery, Ruth M (Chester): of Woodstock

Posted by on April 25, 2018

McCreery, Ruth – Lover of life, family and nature passed away on Wednesday,
April 25, 2018 at Oxford Gardens Retirement Residence, Woodstock at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late George McCreery (1989). Loving mother of Hugh McCreery (Carol), Jane Wilson (Michael), Jennifer Martin (Gene), John McCreery (Joanne), Joel McCreery and Liam McCreery (Susanne). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jennifer (Andrew), Liam (Alyssha), Laura, Jennifer, Riley, Keelan (Sarah), Seren (Wes), late Lisa (1991), Christina, Anthony, William, George, Ian, Linnea, Jacob, Nathan, Liam and Kathleen; as well as her great-grandchildren Benjamin, Adam, Owen, Lucas, Lexie, Desmond, Miles, Wyatt and Maeve. “In memory of Ruth’s loving spirit, make a point of showing kindness to a stranger.” The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm for a memorial gathering. Cremation has taken place and interment of ashes will take place in Huntingford Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of LUDINGTON, Audrey of Atwood

Posted by on April 23, 2018

Audrey Ludington – of Atwood passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday April 23, 2018 at the age of 83. Audrey farmed on the 16th Line of Elma with her husband Fred, whom she also hunted with.  She was a ladies fastball coach and umpire for many years.  Audrey enjoyed playing bingo, watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Fred Ludington who predeceased her in 2011. Loving mother of David and Gayle Ludington.  Special grandma of Laura and Joe Kerr and their children Bensen, Gavin, Kylan, Grayson and Evelyn; Nicole and Mike Boneschansker and their children Nathan and Penelope; and Mary Pat Ludington.  Dear sister of Ken and Linda Baillie, John Baillie and sister-in-law of Cheryl Baillie.  Fondly remembered by Lenore Moser, Kristen and Bill Warden and their children Carter and Kyla.  Also remembered by the Ludington family and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Mark and Wilda (Baker) Baillie, brothers and sisters James, William and Alice, Donna and Jack Sanburn, Bob, Maxine and Richard Adair, and Barry.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday April 25 (today) from 6 – 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at Calvary United Church, Listowel on Thursday April 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Elma Minor Ball or Calvary United Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Obituary of DUNCAN, Ross of Listowel

Posted by on April 22, 2018

Ross Duncan – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Lois (Nickason) Duncan whom he married in 1961. Loving father of Linda Oliver (Ron), David, Nancy Thompson (partner Tim Hough), Howard, and Tony.  Special grandpa of Zach Thompson (Paige Koch), Shannon Thompson (Noah Lindsay), Megan Oliver, Niki Oliver and great grandpa of Trent Thompson.  Dear brother of Doreen Seguin, Leone Duncan, Doris Illman (David), Marlene McHarg (Hartley), Joyce Hansen (Bob), and Brian Duncan.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Ken O’Grady, Peter Geerstma, Robert and Jackie Nickason and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ewart and Hazel (Gibb) Duncan, his sisters Velma Carruthers, Alma O’Grady, Marjorie Geertsma, his brothers Glen and his wife Mildred, Colin and brother-in-law Gilbert Seguin.

          Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday April 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.

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

 

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Obituary of DALLNER, Brian of RR2 Grand Bend

Posted by on April 19, 2018

Brian Dallner – of RR2 Grand Bend, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away at University Hospital, London on Monday April 16, 2018 at the age of 67. Brian will be remembered as a successful farmer and business man co-owning Listowel Feed Mill for over 20 years and later owning and operating Tim Horton’s in Grand Bend and Parkhill.  He loved spending time working with his family and spoiling his grandchildren.

Beloved husband of the late Cheryl (Petrie) Dallner who predeceased him in 2011.  Dear father of Scott (Sherry), Bill (Melissa) and Patti Coghlin (Andrew).  Special Papa (Possum) of Madalyn, Joel, Logan, Carter, Grace, Sophia and Elise.  Loving partner of Karen Wilson.  Dear brother of Pauline Mueller (Keith), Charlie (Vivian), and Jean Welsh (Jim).  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wayne and Marilyn Petrie, Bev and Jack Porterfield and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Amil and Eileen (Scott) Dallner, brother-in-law Larry and his wife Marg Petrie and sister-in-law Vicky Dallner.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday April 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Ronald MacDonald House, London would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Obituary of Hall, Robert Carl of Sarnia

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday April 17, 2018  CARL HALL age 77 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Anita (Burwell) Hall.  Loving father of Shelley (Raymond) Hathaway, Bonnie (Carl Tolsma) Hall,   Cherished grandfather of Trevor, Robert, Michael, John, Tammy, Sara and great-grandfather of Wyatt, Hunter and Ivy.  Dear brother of Joyce (Lyle) Dayman and James (Muriel) Hall and brother in law of Jan Ryan and Myrna Burwell.   Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Carl was a proud member of Liberty Lodge 419 and a member of  Lambton Shrine Club Motor Corps amongst many other lodges.  Resting at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre where services will be held on Saturday April 21st at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Liberty Lodge 419 conducting a Masonic Service starting at 6:45 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lambton Shrine Club, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or charity of choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810.

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Obituary of PARRATTI: Ryan of Stratford Formerly of Kitchener

Posted by on March 22, 2018

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Ryan Parratti Passed away on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the age of 40. Dear husband of Leslie. Loving father of Madison (Maddy). Cherished brother of Jace Parratti. The funeral will be a private service will be held on Monday March 26 at 5:00 pm.Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at lougheed.j@yahoo.com

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Obituary of CASTRENIS: Helen Marquerite of Kitchener Formerly of London

Posted by on March 13, 2018

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It is with great sadness the family of Helen Castrenis announces her sudden passing on February 28, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, ON. Beloved sister to Bill Smith, Bob Smith, Lloyd Smith – all from Clinton, Barb (Gary) Kilgour – Kitchener, Doug (Marion) Smith – Strathroy, Nathan (Patti) Smith – Goderich, Mary (Paul) Byers – Stratford. Predeceased by her parents – John and Marion Smith – Clinton, Elaine Kilgour – Kitchener (Dec. 18, 2017), Gordon Smith (Sept. 1969).
Will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place.
A “Celebration of Life” reception will take place at a later date.
Helen was fortunate to be able to be a donor to the “Trillium Gift of Life”.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Helen’s memory.

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Obituary of MACHAN, Aldeen formerly of Route 3 Monkton

Posted by on March 12, 2018

Aldeen Machan – formerly of Route 3 Monkton, passed away peacefully at Mitchell Nursing Home on Sunday March 11, 2018 in her 100th year.  Aldeen enjoyed dancing, playing cards, cooking and travelling with friends.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd (Pud) Machan who predeceased her in 1979. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bonnie Golightly and friend Phil Hudson of Monkton, Fay Machan and Bob Mayberry of Listowel, Gord and Joanne, Robert (Whitey), Russ, Gerald (Sam) all of RR#3 Monkton and Roy of Brussels.  Special grandma of Doug, Dennis, Charlene, Sandra, Tammy, Stephen, Kathy, Sheryl, Kevin, Trevor, Ronnie, Julie, Josh, Jared, Jessica, great grandma of 17 and great great-grandma of 3.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her sons Larry and wife Wanda (2015), Harvey (Hub)(1992) and son-in-law Wayne Golightly (2011).  She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents John A. and Emelia (Vock) Wolfe, sisters Lavina Dill (Frank), Irene Steiss (Melvin) and brother Harvey Wolfe.

No visitation.  A private family service will take place.  Spring interment in North Logan Cemetery, Monkton.  A celebration of life will be held on Sunday June 24th at Machan’s Pit.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society or Mitchell Nursing Home appreciated by the family.

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

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