Bailey RuthBAILEY, Ruth Helene Catherine  -  Passed away at Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in her 94th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Ralph 'Bud' Bailey (1994). 

Dear mother of Bruce Bailey and his wife Marnie of Kitchener. Loved grandmother of Andrea (Ian Smith) and Kerilyn Bailey (Mike Romagnoli) of Kitchener. 

Dear sister of Irene Searles, Janet Lasso, and sister-in-law of Joan Janosik. Predeceased by her parents Irvin and Annie Bieman and by her siblings Ken Bieman (Pauline), Ross Bieman (Dorothy), Lorne Bieman (Elaine), Stan Bieman (Carol), Joyce LaPointe (Gilles), and brothers-in-law Al Schill and Ken Lasso. 


Kuhler IrmaKUHLER, Irma  -  Passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Forest Heights Long Term Care at the age of 88.

Loving mother of Vivian Steel Ireton (John). Cherished Omi of Julianne Vautour (Brian) and Corinne Gillespie and great-omi of Sam, Kate, Madigan and Emelia.

Survived by her sister Marga Birakowsky and many nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by her husband George, brothers Ted and Mike.


Lappage MarkLAPPAGE, Mark Andrew 'Riff'  -  With great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Mark on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 57.

Beloved husband of Tammy. Loving Dad of Kyle Lappage and Step-Dad to Jackie (John Armstrong) and Nick Holliday. Proud Grandpa of Kaeden, Blake, Brooke-Lynn and Mariah.

Beloved son of David and Kara Lappage. Dear brother of Brent (Joanne) and Debbie (Brad). Sadly missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, his co-workers from Steed & Evans as well as his many friends.


Thaler HelenTHALER, Helen Grace (nee Bolt)  -  Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at her home on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in her 79th year. 

Helen, beloved wife of Herb for 51 years. 

Loving mother of Kevin (Lisa). Cherished grandma of Alex and Matt. 

Survived by her twin brother Harold  (Joanne). Predeceased by her sisters Florence Boughner (Lyle), and Maryanne Trendall (John). Dear sister-in-law of Nancy Hollinger (Irvin), Marjorie Thaler, and the late Bruce W. Thaler.  


Ervin EdwardERVIN, Edward Robert 'Bob'  -   Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Louise for 48 years.

Loving father of Kim Mendonca (Paul) and Natasha Soligo (Mark). Proud Grandpa of Chloe, Olivia, Jack and Hunter.


McLEAN, Harvey Edwin  -  Passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of Shirley McLean (Howell). 

Step-father of Franklin Lisso (Cathy Gordon) and Scott Lisso.

Survived by his siblings Gerald Thomas McLean of Calgary and Shirley Gail (Garry Lewis - Kagawong) Manitoulin Island.

Predeceased by parents.and his first wife Jean.


Kalbfleisch JamesKALBFLEISCH, James (Jim) Grant  -  Of Waterloo died peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017 with family by his side.

He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Rebecca (nee Jardine); loving father of Jane, David (Danielle Droitsch), and Brian; and proud grandfather of Eleanor.

He is survived by his sister, Carol Kalbfleisch (Douglas Campbell); his brothers, Jack (Sharon) and Peter (Lynn); Rebecca's sisters, Margaret Romcke and Isabel Bruce; and her brother, Fred Jardine (Janie). Jim is also fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends.


Helmond HendrikusHELMOND, Hendrikus (Hank)  –  Passed away at home on Sunday, April 23 2017 at the age of 87. 

Beloved husband to the late Margaret (2003). 

Loving father of Hank Jr. and his wife Nancy and Craig and Marcela. Cherished Opa of Stephen, Kayla, Erin and Alicia. 


Rhodes DouglasRHODES, Douglas Henry  -  At age 77, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, and raised in Stratford, he was a graduate of Stratford Teachers College. Doug was lead singer in the well-known local band of the sixties 'The Revols'. He resided in Arizona for some years before moving back to Ontario.

Doug was predeceased by his mother Rose Hartung (nee Kreamer), stepfather Raymond 'Ab' Hartung and by his sister Sharon Scheirich (nee Rhodes).


HORST, Esther  -  Peacefully, at her home at RR 1, Elmira, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, passed away in her 91st year.

Wife of Elam Horst. Mother of Paul and Loreen Horst, Orvie and Marie Horst, all of RR 1, Elora, Cleon and Martha Horst of RR 1, Elmira, and Erma and Lloyd Martin of RR 4, Elmira. Survived by 31 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

Sister of Susannah (Mrs. Elo) Martin of RR 6, Mount Forest, Noah Weber of RR 1, Wallenstein, Rebecca and Amos Burkhart of RR 3, Wallenstein, and Annie Weber of RR 1, Wallenstein.


Burkhart AliceBURKHART, Alice  -  Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Alice (Bauman) Burkhart of Drayton passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the age of 77 years.

Alice was the loving wife of the late Ozias 'Oz' (2010) for more than 50 years.

She will be sadly missed by her children Sharon and her husband Brian Viknanek of Wasaga Beach, Derrick and his wife Delphine (Martin) of Elmira, and Pamela and her husband Douglas Woodburn of Drayton.


Hubbard MartyeHUBBARD, Martye  -  Born in Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland to Mary and Robert Adair. Martye was one of 9 children.

She trained at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, studied midwifery at the Rottenrow Hospital Glasgow and took Queen’s District Nursing training in England. She had lots of good stories about private country nursing in N. Ireland.

During World War II, as part of the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service, Martye was one of the first British nurses to arrive at the port of Ackyab, Burma where she was responsible for 2 Casualty Clearance Stations. There she nursed on river barges, picking up the fallen allied and enemy soldiers from Casualty Clearance stations along the Brahmaputra River. Her wartime experience in Calcutta, New Delhi and Burma as a British Army lieutenant and nursing sister was a period of many highs and lows.


MacKenzie BlairMACKENZIE, Blair (Tree)  -  Blair passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Innisfree House on Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was 70 years old.

Blair is survived by his wife Marlene and daughters Tanya Bolitsky and Jody MacKenzie. Blair has the greatest son-in-law Tim Bolitsky and special granddaughter Shelby Bolitsky (he was so proud).

Also survived by his sisters Sharon Taylor (Bruce), Linda Maltby (Rick) and Trisha Hackbart (Brian), brother Paul Fraser and his longtime companion Judy Hanlan, mother-in-law Maryann Haehnel (the late Roy) and sister-in-law Monica Haehnel (the late Jerry). Will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Mary and Kenneth MacKenzie.


BARROS, Beatriz de Bairos  -  Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, after a valiant fought        battle, on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the age of 61 years.

Beloved wife of Jose Barros. Dear mother of Nelson (Sara) and Nancy. Cherished grandmother of Tiago and Mateo.

Survived by her siblings Maria (Jose), Jose (Conceicao), Helena (the late Tony), Antonio (Lourdes) and Manuel (the late Maria) and by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents Ana Sousa Braga and Manuel Braga and by siblings Jose, Maria and Antonio.


VANDEPOL, Anthony G.  -  Peacefully passed away at his home on Friday, April 21,2017, at the age of 82 years. 

Beloved husband of Mary Vandepol. 

Dear father of Roger A. Vandepol (Christine) of Brampton. Cherished grandfather of Nicole and Brett and to great grandchildren Damian and Kian. 


Brisbin GertrudeBRISBIN, Gertrude  -  At Huronlea, Brussels, on Friday, April 21, 2017, Mrs. Gertrude Joyce (Wolfe) Brisbin, formerly of Gowanstown, in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Brisbin (2000). 

Mother of Perry Brisbin, and Doug and Brenda Brisbin, all of Gowanstown, Judy and Reg Thompson of Ilderton, and Joyce and Paul Johnston of Bluevale.


Sehl MargaretSEHL, Margaret Elizabeth 'Betty'  -  Age 89 years, died peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late Edward John Sehl. 

Much loved mother of Betty Anne (Ron), Tom (Susan), Mary (Gerry), Ted (Cindy), and Joe (Laurie).  Proud grandmother of Ryan (Halina) and Lindsay Becker, Laura (Patrick) and Vicky Fenwick-Sehl, Bethany and Alexandra, Jeff, Christopher, Grant, and great grandmother of William Becker. 

Dearly loved sister-in-law of Jack Sehl (Mary), Helen Drago and Walter Coblenz.


KLAEHN, Sharyn (nee Harnack)  -  Passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 72.

Beloved wife of the late Louie Klaehn (2011) for almost 47 years. Loving mother of Jeffery Klaehn (Aly).

Dear sister of Nancy Resch (Richard), Debbie Harnack (Mike), Bob Harnack (Bonnie), Brian Harnack (Mary Ellen) and Barry Harnack (Mark). Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and her friends Donna and Anne.
Predeceased by her parents Mabel and Edgar and her sister Shirley Russo (Frank).


Remus DieterREMUS, Dieter Paul  -  Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at home with his loving wife by his side, on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the age of 83. 

Loving husband of Joan for 54 years. 

Much loved father of Richard (Heather), Heather (Jesus), Karen, and Melodie (Steve). Cherished Opa of Brittany, Courtnay and Taryn, Alicia, Alejandro, Carlos, Arsenio, and Emilio, Shawn, Frank, Keri-lynn, Shane, and Daniel, Lucas, Angelina, and Noah. Proud great Opa of  Hudson, Hunter, Alexandra, Teanna, Tessa, and Natalie. Dieter will be fondly remembered by all his family and friends.


PICKARD, Joan  -  At St. Andrew's Terrace in Cambridge on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of William Pickard.  

Loving mother of Sharon Latimer (John McCuish) and Bill Pickard (predeceased by Shannon).  Much loved grandmother of Kristen (Eric), Derek (Tali), Nikita, Spencer and great grandmother of Kyla and Leah.


Brighton JeanBRIGHTON, Jean Marie  -  With great sadness the family announces the sudden but peaceful passing of Jean on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Brighton (2016). 

Loving mother of Karen Campbell (Jim), Susan Clair (Art Benson), Diane Barnard (Tim) and David Clair (Lynn). Loved by her second family David Brighton (Debbie) and their family. Proud Grandma of  Bryan Campbell (Brianne), Jonathan Campbell (Julie), Ashleigh Molinaro (David), Jennifer Kennedy (Brennan), Jeffrey Klochnyk (Sherry), David Klochnyk (Jaclyn), Daniel Barnard (Ashley), Patrick Barnard (Stephanie), Adam Barnard (Brittany), Laura Barnard, Andrew Clair (Julia-anna) and Matthew Clair. 


McLaughlin WilliamMcLAUGHLIN, William Duncan (Bill)  -  Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at the age of 39. 

Loving son of Darlene McLaughlin and Bill McLaughlin. Dear brother of Melissa (David), Julie, and Patti (Steve). Much loved uncle of Tyson, Liam, Emma, and Evelyn. Survived by his grandma Evelyn Fritz. 

Bill will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins.


Gingerich SamuelGINGERICH, Samuel  -  Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at Innisfree House, Kitchener. Sam resided in New Hamburg and had farmed on the Gingerich homestead in Wilmot Centre. He was born 58 years ago in Kitchener.

Beloved husband of Mary Lou (Yantzi) Gingerich for almost 37 years. 

Loving father of Brandon and Jessie Gingerich, Ben Gingerich and fiancé Courtney Hobbs, all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Claire, Leah and Samuel.


Black JamesBLACK, James 'Jim'  -  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James (Jim) on April 19th, 2017.  

Jim was the dearly beloved husband of Louise, loving and devoted father of Fiona (Cliff) and Andrew (Sylvia). Caring and loving Papa of Jenna, Julia, Ava and Callum.  

Jim will be sadly missed by his brothers Allan (Carol), Stewart (Joan), sister Joan, Aunt Jean all of Scotland and sister-in-law Catherine (Chris) of England. Remembered fondly by his nieces and nephews, cousins and treasured friends.  


Sherlock VirginiaSHERLOCK, Virginia Sophia  -  At age 96, of Stratford passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday April 19, 2017. Virginia was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on November 5, 1920.

Cherished wife of the late Robert G. Sherlock (1990).

Loving mother of Susan Green (Jim), Jean Coxon (Bill), Anita Buitendyk (Ben) and Nancy Weicker (Wayne). Dear grandmother of Julie Erb (Darcy), Sandra Kuttis (Erik), Wesley Coxon (Preilene), Jeffrey Coxon (Laura), Andrew Buitendyk (Melanie), Carolyn White (Darryl), Adam Buitendyk (Jylian), Kristen Cook (Ryan), Francine Coxon and Jesse Weicker (Ashlie). Wonderful great grandmother of 20 great grandchildren (10 girls and 10 boys).


Gordon DavidGORDON, David Alexander  –  Dave Gordon, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2017 at his home in Guelph, surrounded by his family, following an eight month battle with cancer. 

Loving husband of 48 years to Cheryl Gordon. Dearly loved father of Brian Gordon of Cambridge, and Andrea Gordon (Poul-Erik Nielsen) of Guelph. 

Cherished brother of Glenn (Shirley) Gordon of Bracebridge, ON.  Dave will be fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, and especially by his Gordon and Davis cousins.