LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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ROCK, Mark H. of Atwood

Posted by on April 25, 2017

 Rock, Mark H. – of Atwood, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the age of 65. Mark was an organ donor who was able to give the gift of life to others.  He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Listowel.  Mark enjoyed talking to anyone and sharing his faith with them and was always seen wearing a cowboy hat.  He worked hard, participated in mission projects in Bolivia and also enjoyed travelling with Kathy especially to Tennessee.

Cherished and dearly loved husband of Kathy (McCallum) Rock whom he married in 1975. Loving father of Michelle Vanlochem (Marcel), Amanda Rock, Naomi Rock and April Rock.  Cherished grandpa of Eliana, Tobias, Myla and Zemirah.  Brother and brother-in-law of Joel (Marilyn), Marg Rock and Barbara Rock.  Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Margaret McCallum, brother-in-law Jim McCallum, Rebecca Rock, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents John and Myrn (Diehl) Rock, brothers Raymond, Donald, and John and father-in-law Jim McCallum.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday April 27 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Mark’s life will be held at First Baptist Church, Listowel on Friday April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Lambshead officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Emanuel Bolivia Mission Project or The Gideons would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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VOISIN, Betty E. (Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa

Posted by on April 16, 2017

Betty Elma Voisin (née Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Magnus “Mac” Voisin who predeceased her on February 28th, 2015.

Dear mother of John Voisin (Susan) of Formosa, Mary Lou Montgomery (Dave) of Teeswater, Garry Voisin (Kathy) of Barrie, Calvin Voisin (Betty) of Hanover, Steven Voisin (Vicki) of Teeswater, Richard Voisin (Cathy) of Walkerton and Bradley Voisin (Stephanie) of Ottawa.

Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Bev MacDonald (Hugh) of Teeswater, sister-in-law Millie Blackwell of Ilderton and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Earl and Mary (née Nesbitt) Blackwell, brothers Harry Blackwell (Jean), Jack Blackwell, Ben Blackwell (in infancy), sister Eileen Dunlop (Cam), grandson Shawn Voisin and in-laws Alma Aiken (Joseph), Sybila Ruetz (Tony Hoffarth, Seraphine Ruetz), Harold “Pepper” Voisin (Marie) and Rosemary “Toots” McLean (Hector).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with C.W.L. service at 2 p.m. and vigil prayers at 8:45 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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VOISIN, Harold I., of Teeswater

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Harold Irvin Voisin of Teeswater, passed away with family by his side, at Wingham & District Hospital, on Monday, April 3rd, 2017, in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Joan Voisin (Campbell) (née Radcliffe) of Teeswater.

Missed by his siblings Shirley Hehn (Jim) of St. Clements, Ruby Kee (Ken) of Oshawa, Liz MacKeand (Verdun Huber) of Walkerton, Joan Hodgins (Wayne) of Walkerton, Harvey Voisin (Ann) of Walkerton, Lynda Hodgins (Brian) of Calgary, Audrey Beninger (Clarence) of Teeswater and Donna Zettler (Rick) of Teeswater.

Fondly remembered by Joan’s son Chris Fournier (Lisa) of Burlington and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, August and Helen (Strauss) Voisin, brother Roy Voisin, brother-in-law Don MacKeand and nephew Brad MacKeand.

A private family service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

Final resting place Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Formosa.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McEwen, Berniece of Route 3 Monkton

Posted by on April 5, 2017

Berniece McEwen – of Route 3 Monkton, passed away surrounded by the love of her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at the age of 78. Berniece was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton.  She enjoyed knitting and reading and was a Monkton Wildcat, Monkton Muskrats, Toronto Maple Leaf and Toronto Blue Jay fan.  She worked for many years at the former Mary’s Truck Stop in Monkton.  Berniece lovingly supported her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in whatever endeavor they undertook.

Beloved wife of Doug McEwen whom she married in 1958.  Loving mother of Brian, Shirley Verhoeve (Rob), Janice Stahlke (Greg), Dennis (Mary Lynn), Colleen McEwen.  Special grandma of Brianne (Travis), Heather (Ryan), Jason (Nicci), Janelle (Jordan), Kristen, Taylor, Erin, Quintin (Rachel), Kyla, Brooklynn and great grandma of Everly, Carson, Brady, Harper, Dylan, Mckenna and Willa.  Cherished daughter of Olive (Osborn) and the late Edwin Hoppenrath.  Dear sister of Doris McLean (Ron) and Roger Hoppenrath (Angie) and sister-in-law of Marie Brohart (Vern), Joyce McLaughlin, Roy McEwen (Joan) and Marj McEwen.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son Bruce in infancy, her brother Eldon Hoppenrath and brother-in-law Barry McEwen.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday April 6 from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Berniece’s life will be held at the Elma Logan Recreation Complex, Monkton (Arena Floor) on Friday April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

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

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MEYER, Robert John “Bob” formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Robert John “Bob” Meyer formerly of Teeswater at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 26th, 2017, at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Joan Meyer (née Kuntz) of Teeswater.

Dear father of Judy Gowland (Jim) of Culross Township, Nancy Walters (Mark) of Strathroy, Larry Meyer (Michelle) of Teeswater and Tim Meyer (Deb) of Culross Township.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Jamie Gowland (Marcie), Jake Gowland (Alley), Andrea Cordes (Josh), Tiara Gowland (Mark), Holly Hanna (Matt), Shannon Schiestel (Rob), Tori Walters (Steve), Jordine Meyer (Andrew), Nash and Tanner Meyer and Craig and Alli Meyer and 5 great-grandchildren, Becksen, Cameron, Dawson, Leo and Natalie.

Fondly remembered by siblings, Jim Meyer (Anna) of Toronto, Louise Ormond of Hamilton and brother-in-law Ed Klick of Burlington.

Also survived by members of the Kuntz family and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Antionette (née Schefter) Meyer, sister Helen Klick and brother-in-law Jack Ormond.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Service at 8:45 p.m. followed by Vigil Prayers at 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater Culross Firefighters’ Association (cheques payable to the Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated by family as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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SCHNEIDER, Trevor of Mildmay

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Trevor Schneider of Mildmay, passed away with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the age of 47.

Beloved husband and best friend of Jennifer Schneider (née Haelzle).

Loving father of Derek and Amber Schneider.

Cherished son of Gary and Carol Schneider.

Missed by his siblings, Tracy Williams (John), Marcia McGilveary (Steve) and Colin Schneider (Carolyn).

Fondly remembered by his father and mother-in law Bob and Judy Haelzle, sisters-in-law Sherry Weiler (Al), Brenda Haelzle, brother-in-law Rob Haelzle and grandmother-in-law Anna Schiestel.

Dear uncle of Cody, Taylor, Chloe, Madeline, Kyla, Dustyn, Karina, Jevan, Karlee, Paige and Perle

Sharing in this loss are Trevor’s many aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours, friends and fellow firefighters.

Predeceased by his grandparents, Harvey and Audrey Dahms and Bill and Reba Schneider.

Trevor was a proud member of the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters for 25 years.

Visitation will take place at the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be conducted from the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., with Pastors Ed Bastian and Elina Salonen officiating.

Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters’ Association (cheques payable to the Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated by the family.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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WEISHAR, Ralph – formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Ralph Peter Weishar of Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, two days short of his 97th birthday.

Born in Carrick Township on March 23rd, 1920 to the late Andrew and Margaret (née Schumacher) Weishar.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose (née Reinhart) in 1989.

Father and father-in-law of Reg (deceased 1996) (Donna) of Teeswater, Andrew (Doris) of Gowanstown, Ted of Teeswater, Mary Lou Kretz of Listowel, Allan (MaryAnn) of Barrie, Anita Stothers (Ron) of Ayr, Ralph (deceased 2007) (Karen) of Stratford, Frank (Marlene) of Mildmay, Joe (Brenda) of Listowel, Merv (Brigitte) of Chatham, Dan (Liz) of Wroxeter, Jeanette (Paul) Wilke of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Paul (Joanne) of Listowel, Karen Ruetz (Ed) of Hanover , Dave (Gail) of Teeswater, Gary (Joanne) of Bluevale, Steve of Durham, Ray (Cheryl) of Kitchener, and Darrel (Jan) of Teeswater.

Survived by 50 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by two grandsons, Kenny Weishar and Dean Weishar, son–in-law Conrad Kretz, great-grandson Tyler Dietz, brother Ray Weishar and sister Mary Beninger (Frank).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with Vigil Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

PLEASE NO FLOWERS – as expressions of sympathy the family would like donations to these agencies who service the less fortunate in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Owen Sound and Area Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – Housing Support Program, or Food Banks in Walkerton or Wingham.

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SMITH, George formerly of Atwood

Posted by on March 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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SEWERS, Muriel (née Keith) of St. Marys formerly of Barrie

Posted by on March 11, 2017

Muriel Jeanette Sewers (née Keith) of St. Marys and formerly of Barrie passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Mac Sewers of St. Marys.

Loving mother of Marlene Vanesse (Gerald) of Thamesville, Madelyn Moore (Robert) of Green Cove Springs, Florida, Golda Wilson (Richard) of St. Marys and Joyce Roberts (Scott) of Orange Park, Florida.

Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Survived by her brother, David Keith (Ellen) of Belmore, brother-in-law Austin Loree of Lucknow and sisters-in-law Margaret Keith of Goderich and Eleanor Keith of Markham.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Mary (née Stobo) Keith, brothers Evan Keith, Mac Keith (Fern) and Bob Keith, sisters Marion Reid (John), Irene McAllister (Neil) and Mildred Loree.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Muriel’s life will be held on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Cathy Sewers officiating.

Spring interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Marys United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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DOIG, Margaret of Listowel

Posted by on March 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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PURCELL, Debbie of Newton

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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

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

Predeceased by her father-in-law Morris Purcell.

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

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

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CAMPBELL, John of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on February 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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NAFZIGER, Barbara of Newton

Posted by on February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HAHN, Melissa (Dippy) of Route 3 Monkton

Posted by on February 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MOODY: CHARLOTTE “JEAN” OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 5, 2017

Moody, Charlotte Jean– Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 30, 2017, at St. Joseph’s  Hospice  House at the age of 92. Charlotte “Jean” is survived by nieces Blanche ( Raymer ) Weir,  Kathy ( Mike ) Mervich and Lori ( Don ) Hoffman and  many great nieces and nephews.  She was the beloved wife of the late Leslie Alexander Moody and dear friend of the late Edward Kearney.  She was predeceased by her parents George and Ethel Wise and her sisters Edith Wise, Hazel Spring, Martha Lamb and Stella Bealer.  Also predeceased by nieces Donna Havens and Beverly Wolfe. “Jean” was a longtime, faithful member of Central United Church. She loved to go camping, do crossword puzzles and crochet. In the fall, she completed 37 milk bag mats in a 12 month period for the Third World, earning the honorary title as Central’s Master Mat Maker.  She was housebound the last few years and appreciated the loving support of Helen Karr, Hazel Shymko, Lee Molitor, Nancy Andrews, VON caregiver Vicki Stothers and the Kearney family.  A remembrance and celebration of her life will be held at D. J. Robb Funeral Home Tuesday February 7. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 – 2pm prior to the 2pm service officiated by Reverend Lilian Patey.  Private burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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KENNY, Christina Victoria of Calgary

Posted by on February 3, 2017

KENNY, Christina Victoria, passed away of viral meningitis at her residence in Calgary on January 25, 2017.  Beloved daughter of Clare and Stirling Kenny, twin sister of Mark Kenny (wife Jennifer) and aunt of Lauren Lee Kenny, all of Guelph, sister of Brent Kenny (wife Danielle) and aunt of Grace Katharine Kenny, all of Toronto.  She was predeceased by her sister, Katharine (Katie) Kenny.  Vikki attended Avon Public School and Stratford Central.  She always had wonderful memories of growing up in Stratford and spending every summer at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, where, for many years she enjoyed working at J Dee’s Summerhouse.  After high school she spent two years as an au pair living in Oldenburg, Germany, followed by a year in Paris.

After graduating from college, she served as a Master Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces, for ten years at CFB Borden near Barrie, then three years in Edmonton in the Military Police. In 2013 she transferred from the Regular Forces to the Reserve Force.  She then moved to Calgary when she was employed by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for Southern Alberta, and also worked at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehabilitation Society.

She missed Ontario and wanted to move back to be closer to family and friends. Vikki was to arrive shortly to be Godmother for her new niece, Grace Katharine Kenny.

Vikki had the most amazing blue eyes and always lit up every room with that wonderful smile. She loved animals and walked dogs for the Humane Society and always had a cat for a companion.  She will be sorely missed by her many friends here in Ontario and in Edmonton and Calgary.

Cremation has taken place in Calgary. A private family service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Stratford, Ontario.  A celebration of Vikki’s life will take place at a later date in the summer, at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, at which time her ashes will be committed to the family garden alongside those of her sister Katie.

Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, Ontario assisted with arrangements.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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MOORE: RALPH, CARL OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 27, 2017

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

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

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WHEELER, Lloyd Henry, formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale

Posted by on January 24, 2017

Lloyd Henry Wheeler, a resident of Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale, passed away at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Patricia Gamble-Wheeler (née Mulcaster) of Teeswater and the late Isabel Wheeler (née Cameron) who predeceased him in May 1994.

Dear father of David Wheeler and his wife Maureen of Erinsville and Heather Montgomery and her husband Doug of Peterborough.

Missed by his grandchildren, Michela and Ashley Montgomery and Zack and Maddi Wheeler.

Fondly remembered by Pat’s family; Donna and Dennis Thompson of R. R. #3 Walkerton, David and Bonnie Gamble of Teeswater, Doug and Vickie Gamble of Paris, Derrick and Shirley Gamble of Formosa and Darlene and Don McCall of Teeswater and their families.

Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Rifa (née Jenkins) Wheeler and infant brother Bruce.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (7 James Street West), Teeswater on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Spring interment Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater, Bluevale United Church or Teeswater Minor Ball would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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FISCHER, E. Coriene (née Anstett) of R. R. #2 Mildmay

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Elizabeth Coriene Fischer (née Anstett) of R.R. #2 Mildmay, passed away suddenly with family by her side at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Tom Fischer.

Loving mother of Greg Fischer (Paula) of R. R. #2 Teeswater, Gary Fischer (Joan) of R.R. #4 Walkerton, Shelley Weber (Gerald) of R. R. #2 Mildmay, Sherry Cronin (Paul) of Teeswater, Grant Fischer (Diana) of Toronto and Graham Fischer (Matt Schroeder) of R.R. #2 Mildmay.

Sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Hilda Brick of Chepstow, in-laws Robert Mousseau of Ottawa, Lorna Lang of Teeswater, Paul and Evelyn Fischer of Teeswater, Eileen Fischer of R.R. #1 Wingham, Laurette Maxwell of Stratford, Hubert Fischer of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Marlene Fischer of Teeswater, Ray and Judy Fischer of R.R. #2 Teeswater, Anna Lou and Barrie King of Barrie, Ted and Barb Fischer of Teeswater,

Linda and Jim McKee of R.R. #3 Teeswater, Leone Millen of Walkerton, Lenore Brick of Waterloo, numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Predeceased by her parents, George and Johanna (née Lang) Anstett, brothers Gordon Anstett (Pat), George Anstett (Jean), Harold Anstett (Verda) and Andrew Anstett (Charlotte), sisters Verna Morris (James) and Helen Bester (Wilfred) and in-laws, Wilfred Brick, Jim and Doris Fischer, Lorraine Mousseau, Lucille and Lindsay Spielmacher, Karl Lang, Art Fischer, Jack Maxwell, Jack Fischer and Joe Brick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Rosary at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Spring Interment Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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PETRIE, Muriel of Milverton

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Muriel Petrie – passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Monday December 12, 2016 at the age of 94.  Muriel was a member of the former Donegal United Church, Donegal UCW and a past president of the Donegal Women’s Institute.  She was a former 4H Leader in Perth County and a former crossing guard in Milverton.  In the late 1950’s, Muriel obtained her nurses aid certificate and proudly worked at Knollcrest Lodge.

Dear mother of Donna Patterson (Jim), Ken Petrie, Bill Petrie, Maureen Houston (Vince Bergin) and Bob Petrie.  Special grandma of Ken, David, Richard, Scott, Kyle, Jill, Amy, Jonathon, and Jennifer.  Sister of Earl Buchanan.  Fondly remembered by her 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents William and Alice (Thorndyke) Buchanan, daughter-in-law Deanna Petrie, sisters Marie Blackwell (Tom), Mary Park (Steve), brother Alvin Buchanan (Minnie) and sister-in-law Vera Buchanan.

In keeping with Muriel’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Saturday December 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.  Spring interment in Donegal Cemetery, Donegal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Knollcrest Lodge or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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POSLIFF, Lilias of Milverton, formerly of Monkton

Posted by on December 12, 2016

Lilias Posliff – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Sunday December 11, 2016 at the age of 102. Lilias and her husband Charles (Parker) operated a hardware store in Monkton for 20 years and later an antique store known as Parker’s Ponderosa.

Beloved wife of the late Charles Posliff who predeceased her in 1991. Loving mother of Marian Harvey (Bob) of Stratford and Jake Posliff (Heather) of Nanaimo, BC.  Special grandma of Alandra (Wanda) Anderson (David), Janice Harvey (Bob), Robert Posliff (Hang), Stephen Posliff (Jamie) and great grandma of Mason (Jenelle), Sam, Aidan, Brendan, Jessica, Tim and Tanis.  Sister of Robert Adair (Alice) of Mississauga.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents David and Fannie (Rowland) Adair, great grand-daughter Nicole Wagler, sisters Hazel Ellacott (Russell), Betty Adair, brother Leslie Adair (Dorothy) and niece Francis Vanstone.

In keeping with Lilias’ wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service and interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood will take place in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Rotary Club of Stratford, Palliative Hospice Project would be appreciated by the family.

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

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BALLAGH, Margaret “Ruth” of Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 8, 2016

ballagh-ruth-web2Margaret “Ruth” Ballagh (née Bradburn) of Lucknow formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Wally Ballagh who predeceased on December 6th, 2013.

Dear mother of Byron Ballagh (Maria Dunning) of Lucknow, Gary Ballagh (Janice) of R. R. #2 Teeswater and Donna Inglis (Paul) of Belmore.

Loving grandma of Heather VanderHoek (Bryce), Mark Ballagh (Courtney Bakker), Blake Scott (Aly Hummel), Devan Ballagh, Michael Ballagh, Paige Ballagh, Matthew Ballagh, Warren Inglis, Marilyn Gibson (Blair) and Cheryl Inglis (Jordan Errington). Great-grandma of Cayden, Cole and Landen VanderHoek, Taylor and Russell Gibson, Autumn Errington and Darien Ballagh.

Survived by her siblings Audrey and Jack Adair of Molesworth, Murray and Joan Bradburn and Shirley and Murray Keyes all of London.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Dora Alton of Brussels and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Melville and Hester (née Johnson) Bradburn, daughter-in-law Debbie Ballagh, great-grandson Wesley Gibson, in-laws Elda Norman (John) and Blake Alton and family friend Lois Ballagh.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service from Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Pinecrest Manor Resident’s Council or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GILBERT, Shirley (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 5, 2016

gilbert-shirleyShirley Elizabeth Gilbert (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham and formerly of Kitchener and Teeswater, passed away with family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Donaldson (1972) and the late William Gilbert (2002).

Loving mother of Steven Donaldson (Mary) of Teeswater and Kendra Dubeau (Donald) of London.

Missed by her grandchildren, Sarah Dubeau (Dino Matos) of London, Curtis Donaldson (Janine), Michael Donaldson (Carley McGlynn) all of Listowel and great-grandchildren, Paige and Brandt Donaldson.

Fondly remembered by the members of the Donaldson family and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Earle and Merle (née Whytock) Hodgins, infant sister Margaret and grandchildren, Scott Donaldson and Meredith Dubeau.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by the memorial service celebrating Shirley’s life at 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Inurnment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GALLANT, J. Frederick “Fred” of Teeswater

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gallant-fredJohn Frederick “Fred” Gallant of Teeswater, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Rita Gallant (née Houghton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Phil Gallant (Tishi) of Dunnville, Doug Gallant (Shirley) of Toronto, Gerry Gallant (Margaret) of Paisley, Kelly Clarke (Paul) of Ottawa and Ken Gallant of Owen Sound.

Missed by 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Dear brother of Hilda McLean of Toronto, Sam Gallant (Sandra) of Burlington, George Gallant of Hamilton, Melvin Gallant (Florence) of Alberta and Wayne Gallant of Nova Scotia.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Alice (née Cook) Gallant, daughter Janet Buffett, brothers Joe Gallant (Liz), Walter Gallant (Genevieve), sisters Agnes McNeil (Andrew), Marcella McNeil (Joe), Lily Donovan (Gordon), brother-in-law Eddie McLean and sister-in-law Sharon Gallant.

The memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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