Gordon ErnestGORDON, Ernest David  -  Passed away peacefully Monday, June 26, 2017 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital after a year long battle with cancer.       

Lovingly remembered by his best friend Carol Sheen, his son John (Jill) Gordon and his brother John (Shirley) Gordon.

Predeceased by his parents Kathleen and John Gordon, his son Scott Gordon, and his sister Beverly Thurley.


Bailey JohnBAILEY, John  -  Passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on June 25, 2017 in his 95 year.

Born in Stratford, March 13, 1923. John volunteered to serve his country in World War II and joined the York Carlton Regiment (Red Devils) in London, Ontario on September 7, 1942. He served overseas from March 9, 1943 to November 7, 1945.

Fondly remembered by Ruth Bailey of Stratford. Loving father of Christine Wilker, Louise Allard, both of Stratford, Laurie Nightingale and John Vanderlinde of Innisfil, Jamie Bailey and Trudie Wiseman, Scott Bailey and Cindy Vancoille, Jackie Schneider and husband Rod, all of Stratford.


Ozols JanisOZOLS, Janis Karlis 'John'  -  Born July 7, 1928 in Latvia, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 24, 2017 at the age of 88.

Survived by his wife Eveline, daughters Dina and Melita, sons-in-law Steve and Uldis, and grandchildren Daniel, Aaron, Nathan and Rachel.

John served in WW II and came to Canada in 1949. He married Eveline in 1953. John worked for Mutual Life in Kitchener for 36 years. He was an avid fisherman and gardener, and enjoyed making and fixing almost anything.


Maresch MariaMARESCH, Maria Else (Perthel)  -  Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Sunnyside Home on Friday June 23, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved wife of the late Walter (1973).

Loving mother of Tony (Donna), Wally and Geanita. Proud 'Omi' of Jamie, Michelle, Krystyna, Samantha, Wally, Derek and Jessie and great grandmother of 7.


Machura KurtMACHURA, Kurt Joseph  -  At age 86, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at home on June 23, 2017. Kurt was born in Poland, son of the late Frantz and Gertrude Machura.

Beloved husband of Annelies Machura who predeceased him February 6, 2012.

Loving father of Klaus (Peter) Machura (Pam), William Machura, Barb Mutter (Blaine) and Roger Machura (Monica). Grandfather of Ryan Machura, Stacy Machura, Jenny Machura (Brian), Aron Machura, Tyson Machura, Vincent Lucas-Machura, Lisa Mutter, Jenny Mutter, Amber Machura (Eric), Hilary Machura (Cody) and Brody Machura. Great grandfather of 11 great grandchildren. Predeceased by a granddaughter-in-law Mary Ann Machura.


Koperski StanslawaKOPERSKI, Stanslawa (Stella) Koperski  -  At age 89, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on June 23, 2017.

Stella was born in Poland and came to Canada in 1951. She worked several jobs before finding her home at SquareD where she worked until her retirement. Stella was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Stratford and the Catholic Women’s League.

Beloved wife for 70 years of Heronim (Henry) Koperski who predeceased her September 8, 2016. Loving mother of Marie Hood, John Koperski (Dana Bolton) and Ed Koperski.


Marieiro MichaelMARIEIRO, Michael   -  Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family on June 23, 2017 at the age of 20.         

Loving son to Antonio and Maria. Cherished brother to Nuno (Ashley) and Daniel.

Michael will also be sadly missed by his nephews Ethan, Jayden, aunts, uncles and extended family.


Neal DouglasNEAL, Douglas Bruce  -  Doug Neal of Guelph, Ontario, passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in his 83rd year. He has gone to be with his sweetheart Marlene who he was married to for 50 years before her passing in January 2009. 

Dad will be sadly missed by his devoted and cherished daughters, Brenda Campbell (late Mark, January 2017) and Beverly McGregor (Scott). Cherished 'Dad' to his grandchildren Ashlea Ann Bailey (Scott), Joel Douglas Campbell (fiancee Amanda Taves) and Dylan Neal Douglas; 'Great Dad' to Ethan and Lucas Bailey. 

Brother of Annabeth Stewart, Blair, Mitchell and the late Raymond, Maclan, Ross and Delbert. Special Uncle to Ryan McCreary and many nieces and nephews. Brother in-law of Bob McCreary (Linda) and Bill McCreary (Maryanne).


Gielfeldt PeterGIELFELDT, Peter - Passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at Innisfree House on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the age of 75 years.

Beloved husband of the late Nellie (nee Johnstone) Gielfeldt. Loved companion of Evelyn Robinson. Dear father of James Gielfeldt, Gwen Gielfeldt, Greg Gielfeldt (Nicole), Leanne Ferrier (Ken), Steven Robinson (Sheena), and Roberta Robinson.


Bean JohnBEAN, John Robert  -  (Retired - O.P.P. Senior Detective Constable; formerly of New Dundee, Barrie, Bala and Oak Ridges)  -  Passed away peacefully at Freeport Hospital following a difficult, courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Karen (Stockie) Kreutzweiser. Step-father of Kendra Ann George (Philip) and Kevin Kreutzweiser. Much loved Papa of Matthew William and Lillian Violet. Dear brother of Earle Bean (Lorene). Predeceased by his parents Marguerite (Becker) and Oliver Bean.

John will be missed and remembered by both his and Karen's nieces and nephews, especially the 'Daisies'. He will also be missed by David Einwechter (Kellie) and their family, who were so loved by John.


Brattan ElviraBRATTAN, Elvira (Dosch)  -  With her family at her side, Elvira passed away peacefully at Innisfree House on Thursday, June 22, 2017 after a short but fierce battle with cancer. She was 80-years-old.

Beloved and cherished wife of 60 years to Henry Brattan. Devoted mother of Monica Sims, Mia Brattan (Jerry Reich), and George Brattan (Lynda Allan). Loving grandmother of Kayla Brattan, Aaron Brattan, Cody Brattan, Kai Brattan, and Jessica Sims (Matthew Dick). Predeceased by mother Monica Dosch, father Pius Dosch, and older brother Eugene Dosch.

Elvira was born in Simferopol, Russia, on the coast of the Black Sea, and in 1952 came to Canada with her family after surviving World War II.


Meyer MargaretMEYER, Margaret Mary (Hahn)  -  After a full and rewarding life, our mother died peacefully on June 22, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. The former Margaret Hahn born in 1925 was one of 13 children in Elmira to parents Leo and Margaret (Veitenheimer) Hahn.

Surrounded by the love of family and friends she has gone to rest with the Lord our God joining her husband Howard Charles Meyer (d. 1975) and son Paul (d.2011). Beloved mother of Christine, Jeffrey (Gail) and Father Peter Meyer, grandchildren Adam (Stephanie), Sean (Jessica) and Taryn and daughter-in-law Valerie Meyer.  Only her youngest sibling, Bill Hahn (Joan), Elmira survives.


Rabong TereziaRABONG, Terezia  -  Passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Francisc Rabong.

Loving mother of Nicolae (Gertrude), Trudi (Herald) and Ketty (Costel). Cherished grandmother of Rebecca, Christine, Colin, Alexandria and Daniel.

Dear sister of Henry Schmitz (Pat) and sister-in-law of Elizabeth Rudlof, the late Barbara Rabong and the late Suzana Stanica. Predeceased by her parents Dominic and Suzanna Schmitz and her brother Michael Schmitz.


Rennie AlexanderRENNIE, Alexander Rennie  -  Died on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on December 8, 1927 to James Rennie and Mary Pirie Rennie, Alex was christened in the Maryhill Barracks – a Son of the Regiment. He attended Allan Glen’s School in Glasgow on a full scholarship and then entered the Royal Airforce where he served from 1945-1948.

Alex began his career in the Scottish shipping industry, first working for Frank C. Strick & Co. where he sat and passed the examinations for The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, taking first place for Scotland, and later for the William Martin Co.


Sharpe MarySHARPE, Mary Nora (Nikiforow)  -  Peacefully passed away at Lisaard House on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at  the age of 89 years.

Loving wife of Billie Sharpe.

Dear mother of Ken Sharpe (Joanne), Dave Sharpe and Kathy Keller (Ed). Beloved Baba of Braedon, Erica, Logan, Cameron and Suni.


KERR, Dianne (Bisson)  -  After a courageous 6-year battle with cancer, Mrs. Dianne Yvonne (Bisson) Kerr of Gowanstown passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in her 71st year. 

Best friend and loving wife of George Kerr for 49 years. Devoted mother of Shelley and Brent Wahl of Larchmont, New York, Shannon Kerr of Atlanta, Georgia, and mother-in-law of Martha Kerr of Waterloo. 

Grandmother of Eric, Alex, Connor, Jackson, Renee, and Tyson. 

Sister of David and Karen Bisson of Charlotte, North Carolina, Don and Marlene Bisson of Kelowna, B.C., and sister-in-law of Bill and Luanne Kerr of Waterloo, and Joe and Renata Kerr of Kelowna, B.C.


TRITTER, Gladys Mary  -  Passed away peacefully on June 21, 2017 at the age of 97, with her family by her side.

She joins her beloved husband Albert(1991).

Loving mother of Bowen Tritter and Susan(Peter) Garnett. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Nicole, Graham and Mia.


Yates KeithYATES, Keith Frederick  -  At the Guelph General Hospital, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Keith Yates, age 76 years. 

Beloved husband of Jean E. (Salmon) Yates. 

Dear father of Paul of St. Catharines and Susan (Matthew Davidson) of Stone Mills, ON. Loved Grampa of Beatrix and Mary Jo. 

Dear brother of the late Jean Costigan (2017). Dear brother-in-law of John Salmon of Guelph and Peggy Lennox (Dave) of Centre Wellington.


Ouellette AudreyOUELLETTE, Audrey Lillian (nee Clarke)  -  We regret to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Audrey Lillian Ouellette, surrounded by her loving family at the Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the age of 77. 

Beloved wife of the late David (2012) who met her as she passed from this life back into his loving arms. 

Loving mother of Cathy (Mark), David (Halina), Barb (Rob) Suzie (Frank) Carol (Kevin) and the late Stephen. Adoring 'Nanny' of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 


Chihrin AgnesCHIHRIN, Agnes Josephine  -  The passing of Aunt 'Gig'. Born Agnes Josephine Tanti in Guelph, Ontario, Agnes Chihrin passed away quietly at Wellington Terrace in Fergus, Ontario on June 21st 2017 at the age of 88. 

Agnes will be remembered by her sons, Terry and Chris, and their spouses Janet (Sinclair) and David (Tilley); grandchildren, Melissa and Stephen, and his wife Tiffany (Kwok) and her great-grand daughter, Natalie Rose. 

She will also be remembered by her surviving siblings: Walter Tanti (and his wife, Vivian), Joseph Tanti and Margaret Ziegler. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Michael Chihrin of Borusiw, Poland and sisters: Mary Cassar, Evelyn Asselstine and Dorothy Dimech; and her mother, Carmena Farrugia Tanti of CasaPaola, Malta and her father Joseph Tanti of Cospicua, Malta.


McTavish MichaelMcTAVISH, Michael  -  At age 61, of Stratford passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday June 21, 2017.

Loving partner of Nadine Clark. Cherished father of Katelin Clark, Carri, Amber and Sarah. Dear son of Irene  (nee McTavish) Kistner (Glen) and brother of Stephen McTavish (Sharon) and Kathryn Muir (Jim).

Predeceased by his father Kenneth Lightfoot (1982).


Wray MurielWRAY, Muriel Isobel  -  At age 91, of Stratford passed away peacefully at Spruce Lodge on Wednesday June 21, 2017.

Cherished wife of John Wray whom she married in 1967. 

Loving mother of Ernie Wray (Michelle Oliver) and Robert Wray (Susan). Dear grandmother of Riley (Sarah) Wray, Krissy Knox (Shane Schultz), Dan Knox, Alicia Bowman (Jake) and Tina Knox. Great-grandmother of Brayden, Sophia, Owen and Emma.

Predeceased by her parents John and Helena Greig, brothers Elliott Greig (Olive) and Robert Greig ;sisters Marjorie in childhood and Alice Martin (Art).


Waters DavidWATERS, David Charles  -  (August 12, 1931 – June 21, 2017)  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dave, devoted husband and best friend to Barbara. Loving father to Keith, Neale (Barb), Robert (Cindy) and Joanne (Ron).

He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Mitchell (Jesse), Lesley (Tristan), Shane (Maggie), Emily, Jesse, Jayson, and Hayley and five great-grandchildren, Mason, Callum, Charlotte, Natalie and James who he all adored.

He is survived by his three sisters Margaret, Muriel and Chris. Predeceased by his sister Hazel and his parents Dorothy and Charlie.


Hummel ArchibaldHUMMEL, Archibald Florian - Passed away peacefully at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, a day after his 92nd birthday.

Beloved husband of the late Irene Susanna (nee Stemmler) Hummel (December 10, 1995), daughter of the late Simon and Arilla Stemmler of Hesson, Ontario.

He was the son of the late Archibald and Florence Marie (nee Lobsinger) Hummel. Also predeceased by his brothers Adrian and Aurel.


McCormick ElsieMcCORMICK, Elsie May - Passed away peacefully, with family by her side at St. Andrew's Terrace, Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the age of 96.

Elsie was a determined, selfless person and a true example of perseverance, a woman who loved her family before and above everything else.

She is reunited with her beloved husband of 52 years, George York McCormick, daughter Anne, brother Fred, sisters in-law Betty, Jean and Phyllis, brothers in-law Len and William and nephew Barry.


KRAFT, Trevor Lee 'Ferg'  -  Passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 50.

Beloved son of Don Kraft and the late Frances Kraft (1997). Dear brother of David (Jill) Kraft and Elaine (Dave) Brodrecht. Uncle of Katie, Jani, and Joey Kraft, Nicole (Jon) Hepburn, Mike (Jessie) Vancoillie. Good friend of Allan Jones.