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Shantz MarvinSHANTZ, Marvin Thomas  -  At age 81, of Stratford passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 19, 2018. Born in Stratford, May 14, 1936, son of the late Milton and Ellen (Cahill) Shantz.   

Beloved husband for 56 years of Mary Lou (Howey).

Dewan MichaelDEWAN, Michael Richard   -  Passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018 surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jo Anne Dewan (Dickie); father to Mark of Stratford, Lori Evans (Nigel) of London, Steven (Karie) of Oakland, California and Jennifer (Jean-Paul) of Richmond Hill, and last but not least, his treasured dog Spotty.

Laramie RichardLARAMIE, Richard Owen  -  Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 71 after a courageous battle with neuroendocrine cancer.

Beloved husband of Sharon for 48 years.

Loving father of Kim (Jeff) Deline, Kelly (Brian) McNichol, and Chris (Karen) Laramie.

Rothwell EdwinROTHWELL, Edwin Francis  -  b. Listowel, ON March 13, 1935, d. Stratford, ON April 17, 2018, age 83. It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of Edwin Francis Rothwell at home, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. 

Son of Edith and Peter Rothwell and Reg and Mildred McClory and very loving caregiver, Edna Kerr.

Harrison IdaHARRISON, Ida Evelyn  -  At age 88, of Stratford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Stratford General Hospital on April 16, 2018. Born in Limerick, Saskatchewan, September 26, 1929, daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Emma Lynch.

Evelyn worked at Prestonia and later as bookkeeper for Stan Beckner at the Esso on Huron Street. Evelyn and her husband Eric owned and operated Eric’s Service Centre where she continued to do the books until the age of 81.

Dallner BrianDALLNER, Brian  –  Of RR2 Grand Bend, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away at University Hospital, London on Monday April 16, 2018 at the age of 67. 

Brian will be remembered as a successful farmer and business man co-owning Listowel Feed Mill for over 20 years and later owning and operating Tim Horton’s in Grand Bend and Parkhill. 

Diing LamDIING, Lam Simon Chuol  -  (1995 - 2018)  -  It is with great sadness that Lam Diing was taken from us in the early hours of Sunday, April 15, 2018. Lam had faith in his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and now rests in Christ.

He is the beloved son of Rebecca Goi and the late Simon Chuol Diing (2008). Loving brother of Dieng, Nyawech, Sunday, Parnaath, Chuol and Gihon.

Willoughby HelenWILLOUGHBY, Helen Isabelle  -  At age 91, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on April 15, 2018. Born in Downie Township, January 23, 1927, daughter of the late Eldon and Annie (Ballantyne) Eckert.

Isabelle worked for Bell Canada for 37 years until her retirement. She was a member of Avonton Presbyterian Church.

Heimrich MaryHEIMRICH, Mary Annetta 'Ann'  -  Passed away peacefully and as gently as she lived her life on April 15, 2018 at Spruce Lodge surrounded by the love of her family.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Don; son Jamie; daughters Joan Flanagan (Mark) and Carol Cooley (Boyd); grandchildren Amanda Kitchen (Bill) and Shawn Flanagan; great-grandson Jack.

Oliveira EvangelinaOLIVEIRA, Evangelina  -  We are given the gift of life, and then we have to give it back. This is hard. But Evangelina Oliveira was a devoted woman of God, who led a blessed existence, and for this we are grateful.

Evangelina, from Cambridge, ON who celebrated 100 years of life this past September, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning on April 15, 2018 surrounded by her beloved daughters and grandchildren. 

Andrade BernardinoANDRADE, Bernardino Moreira  -  Passed away with his family by his side,  on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital at the age of 79.

Beloved husband of Maria Ines for almost 55 years.

Loving father of Rose (John) and Nelly (Barry).

Bauman LornaBAUMAN, Lorna 'Joan' (nee Burkhardt)  -  Died peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Columbia Forest LTC in her 87th year. Joan was born in Waterloo Region and was the daughter of Lloyd and Vera Burkhardt.

Joan was the loving, caring, nurturing mother to her children Roger (Brenda), Susan (Keith) Schmitt, Terry (Liz), Ron (Beth) and Lorrie (Tom) Gostlin, who were honoured and privileged to call her mom.

KirbyII DavidKIRBY II, David Dennis  -  Passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his home in Waterloo at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of 39 years to Judy Heffernan.

Loving Father to David (Deanna Benvie) and Jeff.

LAUZON, Helen Irene (Logel)  -  Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Winston Park.

Beloved wife of Larry for over 43 years.

Loving mother to Kathy (Dennis), Marilyn and Bobby Beare (Cheri). 

Ovcacik DrahomiraOVCACIK, Drahomira (Spurny)  -  Drahomira, Maminka, Babi, Mira  -  Beautiful Czech daughter, big sister, devoted wife of 54 years, loving mother to 2 sons, adoring grandmother of 3 and dear friend of many. You were always such a kind, gentle and caring soul. We were so truly blessed to have such a loving mother in our lives. Your passing will leave a huge hole in all of us. Your spirit is finally free from your failing earthly body. We know that your energy is close to each of us who are grieving such an incredible loss and comforted knowing you are now cradled in the hands of God.

Geddes BrianGEDDES, Brian Frederick  -  Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at The Village of Riverside Glen. Brian is now resting with the angels.

It was Brian’s wish that there be no service and for cremation to take place.

Arrangements out of Guelph.




Oudesluys MaryOUDESLUYS, Maria Neeltje 'Mary' (nee Bolier)  –  (June 26, 1925-April 14, 2018)  -  Mary Oudesluys in her 93rd year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Tony Oudesluys (2003). 

Cherished mother to Lanie (the late Les Carnochan, 1997) and Al Bryant, Frank and Heather Oudesluys, the late John Oudesluys (1976), Pearl and Mike Swan, and Mark Oudesluys.

Racz RickRACZ, Rick  –  Passed away at home on April 14, 2018.

Loving husband for 22 years of Christine Hook.

Loving dad of Mikayla, Tyler, Julie and Josh and step father of Jessica Bowles (Justin) and Blake Darling. Loving grandpa of Korben.

GROSZ, Bill  -  At Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 13, 2018, Mr. William Henry Grosz of Fordwich Village Nursing Home, and formerly of R.R. 2, Palmerston, in his 87th year.  

Beloved husband of Fran (Osgathorpe) Grosz of Palmerston. 

Lis TadeuszLIS, Tadeusz 'Ted'  -  Passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Twin Oaks of Maryhill Nursing Home at the age of 97.

Beloved husband of the late Sabina Lis.

Loving father of Mark and his wife Cynthia, and Grace and her husband Roman Gajkowski.

See GeraldSEE, Gerald Mitchell (Mitch)  –  (March 4, 1959 – April 13, 2018)  -  It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our loving father. He was surrounded by his three daughters and all of their love in his last moments.

Loved father of Amanda (Casey), Nyomie (Troy), Casey (Mitchell), and Mitchell.  

Philip MaureenPHILIP, Maureen Gita  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the age of 60. Maureen has gone to join her little angel, Maurisha Philip.

Dearly loved by her siblings Margaret (Dan) Nagur, the late Hensley (Kiran) Philip, Evangelina (Joseph) Murthi, Henry (Lorin) Philip, Herman Philip, Michael Philip, Annerita (Anil) Kishore and Richard (Anila) Philip. 

Hahn SelmaHAHN, Selma (nee Hartman)  -  Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Grand River Hospital on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of John for over 63 years.

Koepke UrsulaKOEPKE, Ursula (nee Kaminski)  -  Passed away peacefully at The Village at University Gates on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Reinhold Koepke (2008).

Fitzgerald MargaretFITZGERALD, Margaret Mary  -  Peacefully surrounded with love at Trinity Village on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in her 89th year.

Predeceased by her much loved husband of 66 years Peter (January 29, 2018).

Cherished mother of Jerome Fitzgerald (Pauline), Ann Marie Fitzgerald (Barb Hobin), Maureen Landry (Gus), Mary Fitzgerald, Peter Fitzgerald (Kathy) and Bernard Fitzgerald (Marie-France). 

Wallace RoseWALLACE, Rose Mary Glaser  -  Died bravely, peacefully and with calm dignity at her Stratford home April 12th, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Rose’s death followed a brief battle with leukemia.   

The ninth of eleven children, Rose was born in Stoughton, Saskatchewan and is predeceased by her parents Elizabeth (1956) and Lawrence (1968), most of her siblings, and her husband, Francis Gerald (Gerry) Wallace (1998).