NETHERCOTT, Eileen of Kitchener, formerly of Listowel

Posted by on January 16, 2018

NETHERCOTT, Eileen – of Kitchener, formerly of Listowel passed away peacefully at her residence in Highland Place on Sunday January 14, 2018 at the age of 86. Eileen was a member of Atwood United Church.  She enjoyed quilting, making crafts and reading, but loved the time spent with her family.

Loving mother of Twila (predeceased 2016) (Dan Allen) and Tim Smith (Rose).  Special grandma of Scott (Kelly), Connie (Paul), Greg, Becky (Will), Stacey (A.J). and great grandma of Sarah, Brooklyn, Kaitlyn, Phillip and Kirsten.  Fondly remembered by step-children Nancy Sinnamon (Wayne), Jim Nethercott (Christina), Jeff Nethercott (Marie Claude), step-grandchildren Tyler, Natasha (Chris), Ryan, Noah, Adam and Clara, brother-in-law Wallace McKee, sister-in-law Myrtle Nethercott, the residents and staff at Highland Place where Eileen resided for nearly two years, and many dear friends.

Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Connie (Reddon) Rea, her first husband Ken Smith, son Douglas (in infancy), her sisters Verda Helgerman (Ed), Marjorie (in infancy), brother Roy (in infancy), her parents-in-law Hugh and Agnes Smith, sisters and brothers-in-law Marion McKee, Mac and Marjorie Smith, Jim and Violet Smith.  Also predeceased by her second husband Ken Nethercott, step-son John Nethercott and brother-in-law Roy Nethercott.

In keeping with Eileen’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at Atwood United Church on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Spring interment in Molesworth Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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

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BELL; Marjorie of Shanty Bay

Posted by on January 10, 2018

 

 

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Marjorie Bell at the age of 80 years, beloved wife of the late Bob Bell. Cherished mother of Lawrence Bell (Donna Crowder), Denise (Paul) Winger, Debby (the late Herb) Kershaw, Dwight Bell (Marilyn Chrysler) and Murray Bell (Jennifer Garnhum). Marjorie will be remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and also by her sister Dorothy Pelly and brother Glen (Della) Rice. Predeceased by her sisters Winnifred Flear and Eleanor Laroque. Marjorie was proud to be part of the Barrie Colts Super Six Fan Club and a great supporter of the Barrie Bay Cats Baseball Club. She was a very active member of the Oro Horticultural Society, Guthrie Women’s Institute and also took part in many other community organizations. A Celebration of Marjorie’s Life will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 o’clock with a reception following. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

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DINSMORE, Jack of Listowel, formerly of Trowbridge

Posted by on January 3, 2018

DINSMORE, Jack (Cooney) – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday January 2, 2018 at the age of 79. Jack was a member of the former Trowbridge United Church.  He attended the McDonald’s Coffee Club, enjoyed the mystery weekend travelers group, camping with Betty and the Gatorville crew, and spending time with his family.

Beloved husband of the late Betty (Hamilton) Dinsmore who predeceased him in 2015.  Loving father of Mike (Shelley), Brian (Terry) and Paul (Bonnie). Special grandpa of Jeramey (Candace), Allison (Andrew), Tyler (Emily), Mark, Jeff (Danielle) and Lindsay (Danny).  Dear brother of Dave (Jean), Jean Ashley, Doris Ashley (Ron) and brother-in-law of Eileen Ament, Bob and Isabel Hamilton, and Pat Hamilton.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Marion (Pritchard) Dinsmore, brother Bob and his wife Marg Dinsmore, and brother-in-law Cal Ashley.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday January 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood on Saturday January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

A special thank-you to Dr. Edmonds and the 1st Floor nursing staff at Listowel Memorial Hospital.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.

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STEWART, Gladys Marie (née Blake) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 9, 2017

 

Gladys Marie Stewart (née Blake) of Braemar and formerly of Teeswater, died of a broken heart, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at the age of 81. Twenty-two days following the death of her husband of 64 years, Donald Stewart.

 Born on April 12th, 1936 to the late James and Clara (née Harmer) Blake.

Her 4 children Joan (Raymond) Wright of Wingham, Jim (Deb) Stewart of Owen Sound, Ron (Jane) Stewart of Strathroy and Patti (Sandy) Staples of Kingston are heart broken.

Dear Grandma of Kevin, Brad, Janine, Amy, Mike, Bryan, Naomi, Andrew, David and Katie and Great-Grandmother to 11.

Survived by her sisters Maxine (Bill) Seers and Joyce (Jim) Oke all of Goderich.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by in-laws Velma (Lorne) McAllister and Eileen (Dave) Moffat, 1 nephew and 2 nieces.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The funeral service to celebrate Gladys’ life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation, Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COURTS, Regina Maria “Jean” (née Ford) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Regina Maria “Jean” Courts (née Ford) of Teeswater, passed away peacefully, at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in her 74th year.

Born in Bell Island, Newfoundland on January 9th, 1944.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Courts who predeceased her in 2011.

Dear mother of Geraldine Brodt of Teeswater.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michael Courts (Laura) and Katelyn Brodt, step-niece Mary and great-grandsons Tyson and Bentley.

Cherished daughter of Mary Ford of Newfoundland.

Dear sister of Alice and Charles Hanarhan of St. Phillips, Gordon and Darlene Ford of Mississauga, Maureen and Keith Bullock of Flesherton, Gerry and Kathy Ford of Bell Island, Ron and Jackie Ford of Bell Island, Lorraine and Fred Crane of Erin, Jerome and Kim Ford of Norval, Michael and Marylin Ford of Caledon, Sharon and Morris Madore of Brampton, Jacqueline Ford of Bell Island and Judith and George Pitts of Bell Island.

Fondly remembered by her god-daughter Dianne Mills, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Predeceased by her father Bill Ford, son-in-law Wayne Brodt and sister Dianne Ford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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LAMONT, Deborah Ann “Debbie” (née Dwinnell) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Deborah Ann Lamont (née Dwinnell) of Teeswater, passed away with family by her side, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Monday, December 4th, 2017, at the age of 58.

Cherished daughter of Lloyd and Joyce (née Caskanette) Dwinnell of Teeswater.

Dear mother of Amy Giles (Kelvin) of Teeswater, Julie Lamont of Guelph, Melanie Guptill (Sandy) and James Lamont all of Listowel.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michelle and Emily Giles, Joseph, Colin, Anthony and Issah Lamont and Jordan Guptill.

Fondly remembered by her sister Cherie Hauck of Teeswater and nieces, Angela Hauck (Jamie Zadow) and Brooke Hauck (Andrew Larocque) and great-nephew Theodore.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will take place at Boomer’s Cosy Restaurant, Teeswater on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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

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WEISHAR, Donna M. of R. R. #2 Teeswater

Posted by on December 2, 2017

Donna Marie Weishar of R. R. #2 Teeswater, passed away with family by her side, at the Wingham and District Hospital on Friday, December 1st, 2017, at the age of 72.

Born in Walkerton on March 23rd, 1945 to the late Walter and Melinda (née Vogt) Schumacher.

Beloved wife of the late Reginald “Reg” Weishar who predeceased her in 1996.

Loving mother of Lynn La Rose (Dan) of Fordwich, Doug Weishar of Culross Township, Barb Riley of Alliston, Lori Dobson of Kitchener and Kim Weishar (Jake Andrews) of Calgary.

Greatly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of Joan Troupe (Frank) of Kitchener, Bill Schumacher (Mary Belle) of Hanover, Larry Schumacher (Dianne) of Heidelberg and Dianne Montgomery (John) of Kitchener.

Donna will be fondly remembered by the many members of the Weishar family and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration to honour Donna’s life will take place at the Teeswater-Culross Community Centre on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Final resting place Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McCARTHY, Terri of Sarnia

Posted by on November 29, 2017

McCARTHY, TERRI – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Helen Theresa “Terri” McCarthy, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother to Michael Shepley (Jinna Zheng), grandmother to Angela, sister of Tim McCarthy and committed and loyal friend to many with whom she developed long lasting and caring relationships. She was predeceased by her parents TJ (1987) and Helen (1996). She will also be missed by her two cats, Peaches and Gabby. She was a passionate animal lover, ensuring that no stray cat ever went hungry. She worked in Sarnia for many years in the retail industry and as a personal support worker and was also an avid art lover. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia for the gentle, compassionate and professional care they extended to her. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) Friday, December 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment of her ashes will be held on Monday, December 4th, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. 

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Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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JACOBS: Mrs. Phyllis (née Rockey), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 10, 2017

JACOBS, Phyllis (née Rockey), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Alick H. Jacobs (Nov. 6, 2001).  She is survived by several nieces and nephews in Ontario and British Columbia.  Phyllis was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Irene Wiley, and by brothers, Russell Rockey, Douglas Rockey, and (infant) Harold Rockey.  Born in Mount Salem, Ontario, April 20, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Ethel (née Holmes) Rockey.  Phyllis resided all of her life in St. Thomas and Aylmer area.  She was a retired payroll and accounting clerk.  Phyllis was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment in Aylmer Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Buchanan, Dorothy of Listowel

Posted by on November 10, 2017

Dorothy Buchanan – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at the age of 89. Dorothy was a charter member and past president of the Atwood Lioness Club and a former member of the Donegal Women’s Institute.  She was an admirer of the Royal Family and was so proud to have met and shook the hand of Queen Elizabeth.  Dorothy enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, crafting and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Elgin Buchanan who predeceased her in 1986. Loving mother of Dorene Goodyer (Jim), Doug (Diane), Marlene Lamarche (Gene), Jim (Nancy), Jeff (Nancy), Ron (Christine).  Cherished grandma of Steven (Monique), Julie (Rob), Kim (Mike), Tiffany, Dean (Valerie), Karrie (Duane), Chris, Cody (Julie), Elisha (Kayla), Brady (Samantha), Trinity, Alexandra, Brianna, Logan, Lilah and step-grandma of Jeremy (Heather).  Great grandma of Sadie, Paige, Brenden, Bradley, Brock, Brooklyn, Nolan, Reegan, Taitum, Hylinn, Parker, Bayden, Sarah, Megan, Emily, Tanner, Trent, Kaden, Kyson, Kwinten and step-great grandma of Natasha and Griffin.   Dear sister of Shirley Aitcheson and sister-in-law of Robina Alexander and Ferne Johnston.  Fondly remembered by Betty Beaman, Stephanie Beaton Lamarche and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Melville and Ruby (Shearer) Alexander, brother Gordon and sisters Grace in infancy and Margaret.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Main Street, Atwood, on Sunday November 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held on Monday November 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations were made to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation, Atwood Lions Club or a Church of one’s choice.

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

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DAVEY: ALICE “RENE” LAURINE OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 5, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Alice Laurine “Rene” Davey (nee Wright) on Thursday Nov. 2nd at age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd “Dutch” Davey. Sadly missed by her children Jane (Roger) Gallaway, John (Marsha), Peter (Kathy), Marjorie (Mark) Devereaux, and Tom (Michele). Nana to Sarah (Paddy) Kennedy, David (Sarah) Gallaway, Paul (Jessica) Gallaway, Eric (Jenn) Gallaway, Natalie (Pati) Start, Maggie (Jesse) Mulveney, and Carrie Davey, Andrew Davey, Jillian (Mark) Parker, Chris (Lindsay) Davey, Ashley, Jenna, Averey, Aaron Devereaux, and Eamon and Patrick Davey. She is the Great-Nana to Eoin, Joyce, George, Fiona, Oscar, Edgar, Coralee, Everly, Reese, Nico, Levi, Pearl, Gracie, Leigh, Alison, Liam, Lola, and Millie. Rene will also be missed by her sister Ella May (George) Canning, Jean (Ron) Day, and sister-in-law Patricia (Den) Davey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Laura and Dale Wright, and brother Jack. The family would like to give a great thanks to the girls at Roeswood Manor and Bayshore for their love and support. Cremation has taken place and friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday November 17th between the hours of 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service time.  A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia will be held on Saturday November 18th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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HOWARD: EDWARD (Ted) PALLISER of Toronto Formerly of Leeds, England

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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HOWARD, Edward (Ted)
September 30th, 1920 – October 23rd, 2017
Edward (Ted) Howard, loving husband of the late Wilma (Dyer) both of Toronto, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, Ontario. Ted had an enormous love of family. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and tennis, had a keen interest in history and was an avid reader. Ted lived life to the fullest, making a positive impact on everyone in his life. Intelligence, determination and a wonderful sense of humour were his gifts which he used generously to touch everyone’s hearts. He will be missed. Loving father of Terry (the late Bonnie nee Thornhill), Rachel (Michael B.) and Lisa (Michael F.) and the late Maureen. Special grandpa of Kent, Daphne, Tracey, Erin, Mikaela and Melissa. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren Zachary, Cassandra and Kallista; Thomas and Daniel; Rayden and Declan. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eileen (Palliser) Howard, and his brother Todd. Fondly remembered by niece Jean and nephew Alan and their families. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a future date to be announced. Private Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, for the many kindnesses and comforting care they provided to Ted and his family. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay ON K9V 2V3
Tel: 1-705-878-4618
Web: http://hskl.ca/donate-now/

Alzheimer Society Kawartha Lakes
PO Box 730, Lindsay ON K9V 4W9
Tel: 1-705-878-0126
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3379

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THOMPSON, G. Rae formerly of Atwood

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Thompson, G. Rae – formerly of Atwood, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at the age of 81. Rae was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Listowel Branch 259.  In his younger years, he enjoyed playing goalie for his hockey teams, baseball and crokinole.

Father of Ross Thompson of Rosseau and grandfather of Ashly Thompson.  Brother of Pauline Price and partner Jene Krop of Victoria BC.  Fondly remembered by his special friend Joyce Raycraft of Atwood and her family, the extended Graul family and Ed Price.

Predeceased by his wife Janet (Graul) Thompson (1997) and his parents Oscar and Elsie (Marks) Thompson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday November 6 from 4 – 8 p.m.  where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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DARROCH, Robert of Atwood

Posted by on October 29, 2017

Robert Darroch – of Atwood, passed away on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the age of 64.

Beloved son of Howard Darroch and the late Myrta (Buchanan) Darroch.  Dear brother of Dianne Lichti (Paul) and Michael Darroch (Theresa).  Special uncle of Chad (Heather), Christopher, Matthew (Sarah), Alexander, Melissa, Scott and great uncle of Bennett, Cora and Colton.  Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles and cousins.

During his life, Bobby developed deep connections with his friends within the Atwood/Listowel community. He valued these friendships very much and enjoyed the kinship provided by them. They provided a “social family” for him that coexisted with his biological family roots. Being a creature of routine, Bobby would visit his comrades daily at Ralph’s Service Centre in Atwood and he was a proud member the Listowel Legion. It is certain that his banter and big laugh will be missed in many of the local meeting places where he was often found with a beer, a pool cue or a dart, happily engaged in a friendly, or sometimes very competitive game. Bobby enjoyed gadgets and technology. He was proud of his cars. He had a soft heart for his niece and nephews. He lived life freely and independently. He will be deeply missed by all who love him.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday October 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday October 31, 2017 from 10:00 till 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating. Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Huron/Perth Chapter) appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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NAYLOR, William (Bill) of RR3 Monkton

Posted by on October 23, 2017

William (Bill) Naylor – of RR3 Monkton, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 19, 2017 at the age of 90, two days after his beloved wife Ruby passed away. Bill was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton where he served as Clerk of Session for over 20 years.  He enjoyed quilting for missions and charities, woodworking, playing cards with friends from Monkton, had a keen interest in forestry and was always trying new farming techniques.  Bill was also a former caretaker of North Logan Cemetery.

Loving father of Ernie (Leslie), Beth Sorensen (Tom), Ken (Angela) and Jerry.  Special grandpa of Josh, Daniel, Ben, Dana, Alexander and William.   Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Muriel Gottfried and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Ella (Dewar) Naylor and twin brothers Roy and Waldron in infancy.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in North Logan Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, (519-35602382) http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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ENGEL, Kenneth formerly of Monkton

Posted by on October 23, 2017

Kenneth Engel – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Friday October 20, 2017 at the age of 84. Ken was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton.  He enjoyed hunting and playing cards with his Monkton friends.

Dear brother of Shirley Boyd (William), Ross, and Betty Capling (Garry).  Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews Randy (Val), Patti (Don), Rick (Marion), Chris (Amber), Greg (Stephanie) and Kristan (Shawna).

Predeceased by his parents Norman and Elsie (Holman) Engel and his sister Judy Mitchell.

In keeping with Ken’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service.  A private family graveside service will take place in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Monkton at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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ACHESON, Mildred of Stratford

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Mildred Acheson – passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday October 17, 2017. She was born 87 years ago, a daughter of the late Percy and Elsie Annett.  She resided in Stratford and formerly farmed at RR2 Atwood, near Donegal with her beloved husband Jim who predeceased her in 2003.

Loving mother of Elaine and Kirk Riehl, Marilyn and Paul Clements and Janette and Warren Morrison. Special grandma of Keith and Andrea, Craig, Michael and Tanya, Jason and Jaci, James, Carly and great-grandma of Dannika and Mikaela.  Dear sister of Alice Vine.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by in-laws Bill Vine, Helen and Osmond Lines, Annie and husbands Douglas Cleland and Frank Quipp, Howard and Isabelle Acheson, Melvin and Julia Acheson, father and mother-in-law George and Bertha Acheson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood, on Friday October 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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NAYLOR, Ruby of RR3 Monkton

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Ruby Naylor – of RR3, Monkton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at the age of 75. Ruby was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton where she was the church organist for many years.  She enjoyed quilting for missions and charities where she developed many close friendships.  Ruby enjoyed her life on the farm, spending time walking, caring for her cats, but most of all cherished time spent with her family.

Beloved wife of William (Bill) Naylor whom she married in 1965.  Loving mother of Ernie (Leslie), Beth Sorensen (Tom), Ken (Angela) and Jerry. Special grandma of Josh, Daniel, Ben, Dana, Alexander and William.  Sister of Muriel Gottfried.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Alex and Hilda (Krotz) Wolfe, her sister Gertrude and husband Robert Brisbin, brother Harold and brother-in-law Andrew Gottfried.

In keeping with Ruby’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.

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

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LEIS, Marie of New Hamburg

Posted by on October 18, 2017

LEIS, Marie (Erb) 1921-2017 – died at Nithview Community on Monday October 16, 2017 of age related illness. Born in Wellesley Township to Joseph R. and Mary (Nafziger) Erb.  She was a life partner in dairy farming with her late husband Gordon (1982) in Perth County where they raised their family, Glennis (Mark Yantzi), James (Rosella Gerber), Murray (Marilyn Roes), Merlin (Angela Kindler), Paul (Charlene Martin) and Gloria (Dale Freeman).  She will be missed by grandchildren Michael Yantzi (Marsha Taylor), James Yantzi, Rebecca Minor (Patrick), Shannon Leis, Maria Leis, David Leis, Scott Leis (Nicole) Victoria Leis (Alex), Erin Freeman, Alexander Freeman (Racheal), Nickolas Freeman (Kristen) and great grandchildren Laine, Lexi, Liam, Gracelyn May, Noa and Amos.  Also surviving are brother-in-law and sister-in-law Omer and Erma Leis and many nieces and nephews.  She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her sister Frieda (John G. Erb), and brothers Ervin (Erma, Mary Gingerich) and Joe (Mabel).  Also predeceased by in-laws Leroy and Vera Leis and Marion Bender Leis.

Marie had an amazing capacity to remember names and faces of those she met throughout her lifetime even in these later years with dementia. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting and for some years worked as a Red Cross Homemaker.

A special thanks to the staff at Nithview Community for their care and compassion shown to our mother in these later years.

Marie was a lifelong member of Maple View Mennonite Church in Wellesley Township where a private family burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery.   Memorial visitation will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line on Saturday October 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Sunday October 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating.

Memorial donations to Nithview Community (Tri County Mennonite Homes) or Mennonite Central Committee appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

“All is over, hands are folded

On a calm and peaceful breast

All is over, suffering ended

Now our mother is at rest

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

Posted by on October 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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DITTMER, Joseph formerly of RR3 Listowel

Posted by on October 9, 2017

Joe Dittmer – formerly of RR3 Listowel, passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor, Sebringville on Sunday October 8, 2017 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley (Hird) Dittmer who predeceased him in 2003.  Father of Donald Dittmer and grandfather of Nancy Dittmer-Gulikers, Ken, Allan, Bill and Craig Dittmer.  Great grandfather of Aiden, Cole, Aubrey, Reid and Logan.  Brother of Laura Middleton, Vera McMillan, Lillian Siemon and Charles Dittmer.

Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Clara (Schwindt) Dittmer, sisters Bertha Weir, Frieda McAdams, Doris Dittmer and brothers Louis and William.

In keeping with Joe’s wishes, cremation will take place.  There will be no visitation or service.  A private family graveside service will take place in Elma Centre Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.

 

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BROUGHTON, William (Bill) of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on October 4, 2017

Broughton, William (Bill) – of Listowel, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at the age of 94. Bill was a member of Atwood United Church and a former member of the Atwood Lions Club.  He was a true farmer but always found time for golfing, playing and coaching hockey, playing baseball and hunting.  Bill enjoyed playing cards at the Men’s Club of Atwood.

Beloved husband of the late Betty (Rock) Broughton who predeceased him in 2005.  Loving father of Debbie Wilson (Frank), Richard (Bev), Robert, Greg (Diana) and Tom (Tammy).  Special grandpa of Trevor, Amy (Andrew), Todd, Jamie (Kyla), Laurie (Wayne), Brad (Chelsea), Taylor, Nicole and great grandpa of Abbigayle, Aiden, Leah and Jake.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gwen and George Barrie, Joanne and Doug Aitchison, Iris Rock, Karl Campbell and by many nieces and nephews.

Bill was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents Jim and Lou (Coulter) Broughton, brother Jack (Mary), sisters Dorothy Lannin (Fergus), Laurene Corriveau (Paul) and Annie Primrose (Gerald).

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  where the funeral service will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder 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.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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HIRDES: Cornelis of Grand Bend

Posted by on September 12, 2017

Born in Krabbendijke, Zeeland, the Netherlands on November 24, 1929.

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, September 8, 2017 of Grand Bend in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Anna (van Loon).

Dear son of the late Anthonie Hirdes and Sanna (nee Suzanne de Waal) Hirdes. Beloved husband of the late Anna (van Loon). Dear father and father-in-law of Tony Hirdes and partner Anne-Marie Bergeron of Stratford, Case and Lily Hirdes of Peterborough, John and Bonnie Hirdes of Elora and daughter-in-law Debbie Hirdes of Stratford. Dear grandfather of Heather and Mike, Beth and Rob, and Janel; Sarah, Shaun and Brooke, Adam and Kristina, and Samantha; and Daniel; and great-grandfather of Tess, Cole, Theo, Ethan, Sidney, Adrian, Ashton, Aden, Kian, Ryker, and Duke.  Dear brother of Miep Visker of Sommelsdyk, the Netherlands. Predeceased by brother Adriaan Hirdes.

Family acknowledgement of sponsorship to Canada in 1966 by Bertrand Grenier, of Saint-Georges de Beauce (Quebec).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (1 street west of Main) Exeter on Tuesday from 5-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter on Wednesday, September 13th at 1 PM with Pastor Kevin teBrake officiating. Immediately following the service, there will be a lunch held at the church, followed by interment at Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend.

Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada-London Chapter would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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KIEFFER, Berdella Corinne (née Durrer) of Belmore

Posted by on August 30, 2017

Berdella Corinne Kieffer

February 23, 1924 to August 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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