CROWTHER, Margaret Marie - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 97.
Beloved wife of the late Earl Crowther.
Loving mother of the late Thomas Crowther and Joan Karger. Cherished grandmother of Luke, Matthew (Charlotte), Andrew (Andrea) and David (Eden) and great-grandmother of Gwen, Sam, Jayden and Reese. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley Jacky. Survived by her son-in-law Joe Karger (Marianne).
PIEPER, Rita Elizaberh 'Pat' - Passed away at Grand River Hospital at the age of 92 years.
Loving Aunt of many. Most awesome Great Great Aunt to 'Muggins'.
Following Rita's wishes cremation has taken place. Donations to the Grand River Hospital may be made. Arrangements out of Kitchener.
'Que Sera Sera'
CORRIGAN, Edith Katherine - Of Kitchener and of Kingston, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Providence Manor on March 23rd, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. Vincent Corrigan. Dear mother of Charles (Teresa); James (Ann Belej); Frances (David Casson); Margaret, Vincent (Dianne); Michael, Douglas (Rosemary); and Anne (Jean Beaulieu).
Loving Grandmother of Charles Ryan and Robert Corrigan; Daniel and Nicole Belej-Corrigan; Jennifer and Joseph Casson; Allison and Amelia Corrigan; Mark, Erin and Mairead Corrigan; Alexander Warne and Matthew Steele. Family was the joy of Edith’s life.
HIGGINS, Roger Freeman - Passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Hospice Wellington, Guelph in his 80th year.
Beloved husband for 60 years to Georgina.
Loving father of Cathy (Paul) Swartz, and Karen (John) Funk. Predeceased by his son Richard. Much loved and proud papa of Diane (Brendan) Kelly, Cheryl (Albert) Valkenburg, Sarah and Julie Funk and Papa Roger to Emma, Joshua, Charlotte, and Joel.
WIENS, Albert 'Al' - (Owner - Lorees Automotive Services) - Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 53.
Beloved husband of Petra. Loving father of Nicholas, Nathan and Abigail.
Dear son of John and Lida and brother of Anna (Mark Shantz), Tina Mayan, Dorli (John Heeney) and Regina (Steve Dick). Dear son-in-law of Lydia Urbanke and brother-in-law of Ralph and Uwe Urbanke.
WEITMANN, Helmut - At age 85, of Gadshill, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Schidski Banovci, Yugoslavia, son of the late Filipp and Sophie (nee Blum) Weitmann.
Beloved husband of Katharina Weitmann (nee Amann).
Loving father of Marianne Patterson (John), Inge Taylor (Brian) and Irene Louwagie (Dennis). Grandfather of Lisa O’Reilly (Kevin), Tina Popp (friend Garth), Gregory Patterson (friend Kala), and Andrew Patterson (friend Alyssa), Adam Taylor, Krista Parker (Nathan) and Michael Taylor, Nicholas and Brooke Louwagie. Great-grandfather of Ella and Jake O’Reilly, Olivia Taylor and Braxton and Ruby Parker.
COBURN, Peter Harvey - At age 78, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Son of the late John and Verna Coburn.
Beloved husband of Marjorie Coburn (nee Fenton) for 56 years.
Loved father of Paul Coburn and Les Coburn. Proud grandfather of Eric. Dear brother of Sarah-Lynn Woodcock (Robert). Peter is also survived by brother-in-law Fred Fenton and sisters-in-law Sharon Fenton and Jean Alles and his nieces and nephews.
LARSEN, Inge Grethe (nee JORGENSEN) - It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our courageous and beloved mother, grandmother, sister-in- law and aunt.
Inge passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 in her 91st year.
She will be remembered by her loving family and friends.
Survived by son Ole (Janet), daughter-in- law Janice, sister-in-law Grethe, niece and goddaughter Dorthe, and granddaughter Allison (Matt).
Predeceased by her loving husband Frank, son Hans, brother Jorgen and sister Bente.
McLAUGHLIN, Mary Pauline - Pauline passed away on Tuesday March 21st, 2017. She has joined her beloved son Jamie, her father and mother, Willie and Dolly Keilty, her brothers Tom (Lucille), Francis, Andy (Jean) and her sister Dorothy (Bill).
Dear mother-in-law of Angie (nee: Ripplinger) and fun loving grandmother of Ryan (Sarah), Matthew, Mackenzie.
She lived a long happy life with an open heart, deep faith, independence, family and friends. She never said an unkind word.
SMITH, Dean Edward - At age 63, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital. Born in Seaforth, son of the late Ken and Marg (Fischer) Smith.
Survived by his best friend and true love of 40 years, Peggy (Macdonald) Smith.
Proud and supportive father of his two girls Erin Smith (Dudley Bent Jr.) and Amy Smith (Shawn Lockrey). Dean is survived by his siblings Dennis Smith, Sheila (Paul) Chessell, Sharon (Chris) Smith and along with his mother-in-law Ev Macdonald and brother-in-law Tom (Rachel) Macdonald as well as many nieces and nephews.
FOURNIER, Roland Guy - At age 51, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Roland was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 12, 1965, but was raised in Cochrane, Ontario. Son of the late Louise (Robbins) and Jean Guy Fournier.
Friend of Lorilee Geidlinger and fur baby Patches. Loving father of Kimberly Bauer (Steven), Megan Paulmartin (Joey) and Trevor Kovacs (Karley). Brother of Corinne (Jim), Randy (Kate) and Rodney (twin brother). Loving Papa to Rachel, Jake, Kaleb, Ashley, Trinity, Zoey, Blake and Zoey.
Roland will be deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and was predeceased by his grandparents and brothers Wayne and Mark.
KENNEL, Anson - Passed away on Monday March 20, 2017 at Nitview Community, New Hamburg. Anson was born 93 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the son of the late Albert and Katherine (Erb) Kennel.
Beloved husband of Esther (Schwartzentruber) Kennel whom he married October 7, 1950.
Loving father of Anita Watson( Jim), Cliff Kennel (Esther) Steve Kennel (Shirley), Arne Kennel (Sue), Charlotte Scheerer (Kevin). Sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
JANTZI, Wesley Roy - Passed away on Monday March 20, 2017 at Hospice Wellington, Guelph. Wes resided in McGregor, ON and was born 83 years ago in Wellesley Township. He was the son of the late Simeon and Mary Ann (Roth) Jantzi.
Missed by his children Monica and Kevin Garside of Milton, Douglas Jantzi of Kitchener, Cheryl and Peter Garside of Drumbo, Barry and Charlotte Jantzi of Wellesley, Dana and Brent Hughes of Kitchener.
Grandpa of Olivia, Kassandra, Kyle, Alicia, Kirk, Cameron, Keiran and great-grandpa of Kyra.
COX, Donald Peter - (September 24, 1932 - March 20, 2017) - We want to celebrate the life of Donnie Cox, aka Papa. This man was an icon! He lived life for his wife and family. He adored the love of his life, Winifred 'Windy'. These two love birds were married for 64 years of unconditional love which was passed on to his children. Never a dull moment, laughs all around!
No one was a stranger to Papa and they loved his incredible sense of humour. Taking Dad to his appointments was life changing. For all those who endured his antics in the waiting room - THANK YOU!
SELLNER, Reginald Anthony - Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017 at University Gates in Waterloo at the age of 84.
Beloved husband and best friend of Mary Ann (Pittner) for 55 years.
Cherished father of Joanne (Al), Paula (Colin) and Sara (Shannan). Proud and loving Grandfather of Daphne and Evan.
ENGLISH-HUFFMAN, Brenda - At age 64, of RR# 4 Aylmer passed away peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on March 20, 2017. She was born in Rose Blanche, and raised in Petites, Newfoundland, daughter of the late Charles and Jessie (Greene) Francis.
Friend, companion, fishing buddy and wife of Ron Huffman, formerly married to George English.
Loving mother and best friend of Tanya English (Mike) and Tara Schill (Jeff). Loving Nana of Bailey, Ethan, Dylan, Ty and great grandma of Benjamin and Alyda.
NOWAK, Ehrhard Heinz - At age 80, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born in Berlin, Germany, son of the late Friedrich and Gerda (Marks) Nowak.
Survived by his partner Alec Cooper of 44 yrs. Ehrhard is survived by his brother Helmut Nowak.
Ehrhard escaped Berlin in 1958 arriving in Montreal. He was trained as a Musicologist, working for the Canadian Opera Company from 1966 to 1971 as the Business Manager and retiring as the General Manager. Ehrhard worked later for the Stratford Festival Theatre for 25 years from 1977-2002 retiring as a Stage Hand.
MOSER, Jean - Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 91.
Beloved wife of the late Colonel Moser (2016).
Loving mother of Kim Moser and Nancy and her husband Patrick Huguet. Proud Grandma of Nicolas (Caroline). Dear sister of the late Jack Pinder.
TRAVIS, Nelson 'Sonny' - At Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 18, 2017, Mr. Nelson John 'Sonny' Travis of Listowel, in his 68th year.
Son of the late Nelson and Beatrice (Reagan) Travis, and brother of Ann Travis of Listowel, and the late Elva Travis.
Also survived by his godchildren Gary and Cathy Kregar of North Bay, Teri-Lynn Kregar-Wick of Brussels, Michael and Joelle Kregar of North Bay, and Cindy and Brad Grant of British Columbia.
CHAPLIN, Olive Jean - (1924 - 2017) - Our beloved Olive passed away peacefully on Sat. Mar. 18th, 2017.
Born Olive Jean Wournell, April 13, 1924 in Halifax, NS, she was the much-loved wife of Lewis Chaplin who passed in 2005.
She was sister-in-law to Charlie and Della Boyce, NS, Mildred Cooke, NS, and Elsie Takacs, ON. She was a good friend to Ivan and Judy Purdy, ON and a very special aunt to nephew John Holland and wife Joanne, ON.
To the Kennas, Brian, Lilli, Nathan, Akiko and Lindsay, Olive was always part of the family, if not through blood then through love.
CUSHING, Mary Pearl - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Terrace in Palmerston, Ontario, on March 18, 2017 in her 102nd year.
Predeceased by her husband James Joseph Cushing Jr. (1972) and her son Christopher Eugene (2004).
Loving mother of Michael, Anne Mulvey, Carol Mulvey (Robert), Patrick (Sylvia), Tom (Mary) and Jay (Debbie). Fondly remembered by her 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, her brother Gene and daughter-in-law Cheryl Cushing.
FRANGOS, Athanasios 'Tom' - At Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 18, 2017, Tom Frangos of Havelock, formerly of Guelph, in his 80th year.
Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Lewis) for over 53 years.
Dear father of Patricia Frangos of Fergus, Irene Fitzpatrick (Alan) of Fergus, and Steven Frangos (Teresa) of Hamilton. Papou will be sadly missed by James, Jacqueline and Jessica; Laura and Andrea; Shane and Jessica; Taylor and Mallory and his seven great-grandchildren.
KLEPPE, Cornelis Marinus 'Kees' - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 92.
Beloved and devoted husband of the late Maatje 'Marj' Helena Kleppe (d.2012).
Loved father of the late Dingeman 'Mickey' (d.Edith) (d.2007), Jan (Tina), Johannes 'Hon' (Clarajeanne 'CJ'), David, and Elizabeth (Andre Cuncins). Proud Opa of Dennis, Jason, Casey, Sharonann, Cindy, Susan, Janeen, Amy, Angela, Torry, Lainy, Nayden and their families.
SCHAFER, Elsie (nee Wolfe) - It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Elsie at Chartwell Elmira Long Term Care Residence on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 87.
Predeceased by her husband Arno (2014), stepdaughters Mary and Brenda Adamson, parents Herman Sr. and Catherine, brothers Alvin Duench, Dick, Fred and Herman Jr. and by sisters-in-law Lydia (Alvin) and Helen (Dick).
Elsie is survived by her stepson Murray and brother-in-law Lloyd. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews and those that thought of her as their second mother.
HANCOCK, Patricia - Of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 18, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Jack Sterling and the late Raymond Hancock.
Loving mother of Marguerite Burris (David), Jim Delafranier (Cheryl), Bob Delafranier (Lenore) and Peter Delafranier (Tricia). Dear grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
IMBERT, Stephen Paul - After a brief illness, at Hospice Wellington, on March 18, 2017.
Stephen Paul Imbert, beloved husband and best friend of Norma (Kerr).
Also left to mourn, her daughters Linda Skippon (David) and Colleen Williams (Steven) and grandchildren Nicholas and Madeleine Skippon, Spencer, Olivia and Bella Williams, his brothers Jonathan and family of Central Elgin and Michael (Dorothy) of Uxbridge and their children Thomas and Alex.
Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Ethel Rose, Elora and brother David John in England. Steve will be greatly missed by his many friends in places around the world.