Majek ChristinaMAJEK, Christina (Lindekamp)  -  Passed away on January 1, 2018 at The Chartwell Westmount Retirement Residence at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Stefan Majek (2011).

Loving mother of Joe Nymeyer and his wife Pat of Port Elgin, Diana Kilburn and her husband Mike of North Carolina, Ramona Briggs and her husband Nick of South Carolina, Renate Magniarini and her husband Al of Pennsylvania, Leonard Nymeyer and his wife Darlene of Virginia.

Cherished grandmother of Andrew, Melissa, Derek, Jeremy, Prisilla, Dominick, Christina and Rachel and great grandmother of Lucas, Kailyn, Mason, Riley, Jillian, Molly Asher, D.J., Isaac and Emmitt.


Ristau JoanRISTAU, Joan (Regan)  -  Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Beloved mother to Jennifer (Jamey) and Jason (Jen).

Dear Aunt to Lisa Simmons, Krista and Christopher (Rebecca) Cronin and Corey Regan. Joan will be missed by her great-nieces and nephews Alanah, Logan, Adyson, Brayden, Regan, Cole and Maryn.

Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Florence Regan  as well as her siblings Jim Regan, Jerry Regan, Diane (Leo) Cronin, Mary Ahrens and her nephew Terry Stapleton and nephew-in-law James Simmons.


Wood MaryWOOD, Mary Frances (nee Runstedtler)  -  Passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at the age of 80, surrounded by family.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children: Mark of Kitchener, ON; Christopher of Yellowknife, NT; Valerie of Windsor, ON; and Wayne and his wife, Linda, of Windsor, ON. She will also be missed by her grandsons: Robert and Aaron.

She is survived by her brother, John and his wife, Elisea; by her sister, Christine; by her sister, Helen Lippert and her  husband, Kenneth; all of Kitchener; and her sister-in-law, Louise (Wood) Goreas of Kelowna, BC.


Wheeler EugeneWHEELER, Eugene 'Gary' Ford  -  (AKA Newfie Elvis)  -  Heaven gained a New Year's angel when our beloved Gary Wheeler suddenly passed away on January 1st, 2018 at the age of 72.

Gary is survived by his brother, Roy Wheeler of Newfoundland, sister Thelma Powell of Cambridge, children; Christy Waring of England, Jimmy and Cory Wheeler of Newfoundland, Lisa Wheeler of Waterloo and Christina and Desiree Wheeler of Cambridge.

He also leaves behind his 8 grandchildren, an aunt, an uncle, nieces, a nephew and cousins.

Gary is predeceased by his adopted parents, Ellison and Florence (Hilda) Wheeler, sister-in-law Coline, and brother-in-law Abby. 


Cherrey BillCHERREY, Bill  -  Of Listowel and formerly of Palmerston, passed away at home on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age of 77, surrounded by his loving family.

Husband of Wilma (Donohue) Cherrey for 55 years. 

Father of Debora and Bill Forsythe of Fergus, John and Cheryl Cherrey of Listowel, Roseann and Jake Wiebe of Grimshaw, Alberta, and Shane Cherrey of Listowel. Grandfather of Katie, Max, Shelby, Amber, Kayla, Alicia, Chris, Nicole, Scott, and Josie, and great-grandfather of Ellie and Marcus.

Brother of Paul and Arloa Cherrey of Wallaceburg, and brother-in-law of Diane, Pat, Tex and Rosemary.


Preitauer WinniePREITAUER, Alwine 'Winnie'  Franziska (nee Engelhard)  -  Passed away after a brief illness at Trinity Village Care Centre, on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at the age of 81. 

Beloved wife of the late Gerry (2005). 

Loving mother of Shirley Kell (Jim) and Jeff Preitauer (Mickey). Beloved Nana to Shannon Preitauer (Tony), Kelly Hishon (Jim), Katie Kell (Jon), A.J. Preitauer (Amanda), Laura Kell (Dylan), Lisa Kell (Andrew) and Great Nana to Jake, Ryan, Jordan, Fionna, Harvey and Olivia.

Dear sister of Horst, Heidi, and Brigitte. 

Predeceased by her son Gerhard Mac, her sisters Marille, Hertha, Pia, and Inge, and her brothers Fredi, Kurt and Adi.


Kaufman BurnetKAUFMAN, Burnet 'Bernie' Felix  -  At age 76, of St. Marys and formerly of Stratford, passed away suddenly surrounded by his family at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Born in Stratford, son of the late Carl and Myrtle (Black) Kaufman.

Best Friend and true love of 52 years to Audrey (Gillespie) Kaufman.

Loving father of Chris (Clark) Williams, Carl Kaufman (Dorothy McKay) and Corinne Kaufman (Jeff Collins). Proud grandfather of Keshia Williams (Spencer Fuhrman), Natasha Williams (Frankie Tiano), Cade Kaufman, Tate Kaufman, Avery Collins and Ainsley Collins. Bernie was also anxiously waiting for the birth of his first great grandchild.


Johnston HarveyJOHNSTON, Harvey (Marvin) Frederick  -  Unexpectedly passed away in Hamilton Health Sciences Hospital on December 31, 2017 at the age of 55. 

Loving father to Cassondra Skropolithas (Frank Ferorelli): and devoted Granpa to Antonio and Stravro Ferorelli.

Wonderful brother to Marie Strang (Garnet), Carol Fleischmann, Vera Palinski (Matt), Gloria Ross (John), John Simon, Bruce Simon (Linda McCoy), Debbie Chalifoux (Gus), Craig Simon and Bill Johnston (Tammy). Harvey’s many nieces and nephews have fond memories of a very loving, kind and generous uncle; as did his wide circle of extended family, friends and co-workers who will miss his presence in their lives.


Wood RichardWOOD, Richard Maxwell  -  (July 30, 1930 – December 31, 2017)  -  It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden death of Richard Maxwell Wood. 

Richard was the son of the late Edna and Kenneth Wood, dear brother to Nancy (deceased), and loving husband of Susan (Smith). Pre-deceased by daughter Catherine (Gordon), son David (Jo-Anne), and son Timothy (Holly).  Survived by son Ian (Lisa) and twelve cherished grandchildren.

Richard (Dick) was a proud Queen's University Engineering Graduate, spending most of his career travelling the world for Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. 


Moser MelvinMOSER, Melvin Arthur  -  We find comfort in our profound sadness knowing Pops 'Opa' passed peacefully in his sleep to join his sweetheart on December 31 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of the late Mary Wyszynski (2015), always at her side during the years of her illness. Dear father of Steve (Patricia), Ken (Colleen), Ann, Robert (Paul), Scott (Amy) and Brenda Kingsley (Kevin). Opa shared a deep pride and love for his grandchildren; creating lasting memories as they grew up. Lovingly remembered and treasured by his grandchildren Ken Jr., Andrea, Richard, Shawn, Jessica, Brandon, Dylan and great-grandchildren, Nathanial, William and Clara.

Survived by brothers, Claude, Jerome, William (Blanche), Calvin (Ilene), sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Thelma and Florence, Rose Armstrong (Greg) and Ed Wyszynski.


GULLIVER, Margaret Thelma (nee Heaslip)  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Eden House on Sunday, December 31, 2017, in her 97th year.

Beloved wife of the late Ralph Gulliver (1990). 

Loved mother of Paul (Cathy), Elaine, Gary (Joan), Karen (John) Hewson, Beth Dainard and Don (Mary-Ellen). Cherished grandmother of Joe Hewson, Emma Hewson and Max Hewson.


Berlet EllenBERLET, Ellen Marguerite (Quickfall)  -  (August 1st 1920  - December 31st 2017)  -  Ellen was the last member of the family of Albert and Edith Quickfall and brothers and sisters Clark, Richard and Evelyn Quickfall, Pearl Simms and Eileen Dahms.

Remembered with love by daughter Margaret Anne (Peggy) Kraemer (Douglas). Grandchildren Katherine Long (James) and Gary Kraemer  (Diane). Great-grandchildren Brennen and Kirsten Kraemer. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Ellen was a 30 year employee of the Kitchener Tax Department. She was an active curling member at the Granite Club and a member of Maryhill Golf Course.


Jillings MatthewJILLINGS, Matthew Thomas  -  Passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age of 39. 

Beloved son of Cindy Russell and Jeffery Jillings (Michelle). Loving brother of Shawn Jillings, Cory Hammond (Anita D'Hondt), Kari Benvenuto (Pat), Sarah Nolan (Eirann) and the late Gregory Jillings. Dear Father of Skyla Smith. Uncle of Justin, Kellie Braeden Avery and the late Dominick. Great-Uncle to Aurora.

Fondly remembered by many Uncles and Aunts, Nick Russell (Tammy), Becky Mannen-Jillings, and 'Your Ladybug'.


Crofoot KathleneCROFOOT, Kathlene Lois  - Lois was called home to be with her Lord Jesus unexpectedly, in her 88th year on December 30, 2017.

Loving and devoted wife to the late Bob Crofoot.

Dearly loved mother of Bruce (Alice) Crofoot, Ken (Jan) Crofoot and Linda (Chris) Pernfuss.


Nicholson MaryNICHOLSON, Mary Angela (Ryan)  -  At age 89, of RR2, Monkton died peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Nicholson (1997).

Dear mother of Leo Nicholson (Julie), Joe Nicholson (Jaynie), Peter Nicholson, David Nicholson, Stephen Nicholson (Anne Marie) and Rev. Paul Nicholson. Loving grandmother of Elaine, Kevin, Joseph, Anna, Sarah, Kathryn, Michael, Caley and Brendan. Lovingly remembered by a number of great grandchilden.

Dear sister-in-law of Mary Ryan and Madelyn Ryan. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews.


Sellars GavinSELLARS, Gavin (Red) Lyall  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, December 30th, 2017, in his 91st year.

Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Ann Lewis (Feb 2009).  

Loved father of Phyllis (Terry) Few. Janet (Darrell) Babcock and stepfather to Bill (Myrle) Spencer, Lori McMillan and Pattie Currie (Beth Denley). Loving grandfather of Eric, Sheila, Colin, Victoria, Byron, Craig, Matthew, Kristen and Teren.  Great grandfather of 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by a stepdaughter Terri Currie and a granddaughter Amanda Ainslie.


BambrickCramp JeanBAMBRICK (CRAMP), Jean Margaret  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Village of Riverside Glen on Saturday, December 30, 2017, in her 76 year. 

Loved mother of Ron Bambrick (Belinda) and Katharine Bambrick. Loving grandmother of Victoria (Zemar), Daniel and Kristin. Great grandmother of Zoe.   

Sister of Clair and predeceased by brother Edward.


Evans PatrickEVANS, Gerard Patrick Aloysius  -  (August 20th, 1926 – December 30th, 2017)  -  Peacefully in Guelph, Ontario in his 92nd year.

Gerard was the son of James, a school headmaster and Margaret (Campbell) of Lanarkshire, Scotland and was predeceased by his sister Marjory Stubbs.

Loving husband and generous provider to Moyra Ann (Braid), he was father to Christopher (Diane Brannigan, Lancaster), Richard (Sharon), Maureen (Colleen) and Andrew (Karen) and grandfather to Gregory Michael, James, Alison, Cameron, Alanna, Stephen and Michael (Stephanie).


Merkley JamesMERKLEY, James Rene Raymond  -  Passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Bev for 40 years. Loving Dad to Brian (Christine), David (Brittany), Michael, Richard and Robert. Cherished Papa to Isabella and Emily. Predeceased by his parents, Wilbert and Germaine.

James was a dedicated taxi cab owner/operator of car #2 for Waterloo Taxi for over 40 years.


Mundil HeleneMUNDIL, Helene (nee Krueger)  -  Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington, on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at the age of 79. 

Loving mother of Christine and her husband Dean Martin. Proud Oma to Rowan, Sonya, and Ciara. Dear sister of Fritz Krueger, and Otti Scheffler (Manfred). 

Predeceased by her siblings Elsie Schmidt, Olli Redlich, and Helmut Krueger. 

She will be remembered by Art Redlich, Joe Schmidt, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.


MONDY, Maria Joao 'Mary Jo'  -  Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the age of 62 years. 

Dear mother of Jeannie Boulay and Tyrone Mondy. Cherished grandma of Courtney Boulay, Katherine Hesch, Colton Hesch and Kenny Hesch. 

Loving daughter of Maria de Fatima Gaspar and Eduardo Gaspar. Survived by her sister Maria da Graça Kaizerman (Rob), nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


STIELER, Lillian Beatrice  -  (1922 - 2017)  -  Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life gathering will be held Saturday, January 13, 2017 2-4 p.m. at the Erb Good Family funeral home, Waterloo.

Heartfelt thank you to the caring medical staff at both Grand River and St. Mary's Hospitals and also to Dr. Chettimada for his special care of Lillian.




Crofoot KathleenCROFOOT, Kathleen Lois  -  Was called home to be with her Lord Jesus unexpectedly, in her 88th year on December 30, 2017. 

Loving and devoted wife to the late Bob Crofoot, dearly loved mother of Bruce (Alice) Crofoot, Ken (Jan) Crofoot and Linda (Chris) Pernfuss. She will be deeply missed by her cherished grandchildren, Alvin and Julia, Lisa and Jeffrey, and Benjamin and Lucas.

Lois was born and raised in Simcoe where she met Bob and later they both earned degrees at McMaster University. She lived a life of service to others while pursuing her many interests. She served as President of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec in the late 70's and later dedicated herself to volunteer on the Board of McMaster Divinity College, ultimately earning an honorary doctorate.


Lukavsky JohnLUKAVSKY, John Kristian  -  At age 76, of Guelph ON, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday, December 30, 2017. 

Son of John and Mary, and brother to Peter, John is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Marcela and by his children Kristina and her husband Robin and Alexander and his wife Kristen. He is the cherished grandfather of Andrew, Lucy and Vyolet.

John will be remembered for his sharp mind, his sense of humour, and for his immense love of family.


Juhasz JosephJUHASZ, Joseph  -  Peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 78. 

Loved son of the late John Juhasz (1970) and the late Anna Juhasz (nee Slezsak) (1976). 

Joseph will be fondly remembered by many friends and acquaintances and for his love of gardening especially carnations and tulips.


GRONAU, Edward Carl  -  At the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at age 79.  

Dear brother of Dave and Kevin Gronau and uncle of Holly Gronau. Ed is remembered by his former wife Marg.  

Predeceased by his parents Carl and Dorothy Gronau.