EBY, Donald Jr. 'Don'  -  Passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on December 29, 2017, age 78.

Loving husband of Marilyn for 52 years. Dear father of David (Dianne) and Doug (Sue). Cherished grandfather of Cody, Colin, Sarah, Matthew and Tia and great-grandfather of Blake.

He will be fondly remembered by many cousins and extended family.

Predeceased by his parents Donald and Josephine Eby.


JOUBERT, Barbara Lee  -  Died peacefully on December 29, 2017 in the comfort of her family.

She is survived by her husband Gerald (Gerry) Joubert, daughters Leanne Simpson (Rob) and Donna Joubert and grandsons Adam and Cole Simpson and Trey Joubert.

She is also survived by sisters Mary Parr (Jim) and Cathy Rocheleau (Ron).

Barb was born March 4, 1943, to Archibald and Mildred Fulton, both of whom predeceased her. Also predeceased by her precious son, Jimmy, and by loving siblings Archie and Pat. She was a woman of great strength and courage and will be missed by family and her large circle of friends.


Ryan KennethRYAN, Kenneth 'Ken' Joseph Ryan  -  At age 75, of RR5, Mitchell passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Beloved husband of Carol (Flannery) Ryan. Dear father of Wayne Ryan (Tina), Neil Ryan (Kelly), Anne Stinson (Kevin), Jean Ryan (Bill), Kenneth Ryan (Heather) and David Ryan (Julie). Loving grandfather of Sarah, Evelyn, Ian, Megan, Jack, Alexandra, Daniel, Delaney, Abby, Katie, Matt, Tyler and Lucas.

Dear brother of Mildred Cronin, Ron Ryan (Mary), Catherine Masse (Louis) and Joan Cronin. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Flannery, Brenda Telford, Patrick Flannery, Joe Flannery (Judy) and James Flannery (Diane). Also surviving are his nieces and nephews.


Ransome LindaRANSOME, Linda Irene (Taves)  -  Passed away suddenly and tragically as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 64.

Beloved wife and best friend to Garth Macauley of Baden. Loving mother of Jacob Ransome and fiancée Karissa, and Tonya Ransome and Jason Smith. Devoted grandmother of Josh, Jaiden and Jaxxon Ransome. 

Linda will be missed by her brother Douglas Taves. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Irene (Walker) Taves, her foster brother Robert Stevenson and her sister Susan Taves in infancy.


LYLE, Elizabeth Sarah  -  Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Hospice Wellington Residence on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 80 years. 

Beloved wife of the late Walter Lyle (2015) and the late Carson McQuillan (2000). 

Loved mother of Elwyn McQuillan (Vicki) of Windsor, Ivan McQuillan of Guelph and the late Mervyn McQuillan; step-mother of Walter, Randy (Debbie) and Sandy (Barbara) and their families all of Guelph.

Proud grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.


MUNCH, A. Maxine (nee Fields)  -  Died peacefully at the age of 88 on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd (Tony) Munch.

Loving Mother to Bonnie (Bill Ray) Munch, Susan Van Sickle, and Brenda (Ken) Elligson. Devoted Grandmother to Sarah Sorensen Halfman, Benjamin (Shanny) Sorensen, Trevor (Shea)  and Tim Van Sickle, Christine (Karl) Heinisch, Mandy (Shawn) Paulitzki, Kevin (Mandy) Elligson, David Jr., and Michael (Jackie) Munch. Mom enjoyed and loved her 16 great-grandchildren. 


Arnold BerniceARNOLD, Bernice  -  Passed away at Columbia Forest LTC on Friday December 29, 2017 at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Nancy (Brian) Cobb. Cherished grandmother of William (Billy).

Survived by her brother, Stan (Joyce) Gregory. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews especially Lorrie and Chris and her dear friend Marg Fannon.

Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Sophia Grzgocki and her siblings, Edward and Charles Gregory and June Lannigan.


Glumm HansGLUMM, Hans Dieter  -  Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of Edith for 61 years. Loving father of Rose Morrison (Robin), Linda Roe, Peter Glumm (Cathy) and Christine Schiller (Tom). Proud Opa of Krystal, Matthew (Leah), Andrew, Debbie, Victoria (Shon), Dan (Melissa), Sarah (Sebastien), Jonathan, Taylor and great grandfather of Joshua, Flint and  Elexis.

Survived by his sister Evelyn Lindner (Sigfried) of Germany.


Jabs DorisJABS, Doris Evelyn (nee Toman)  -  Passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Trinity Village Care Centre at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of Leo for 47 years.

Dear niece of the late Mel Karyus (Grace). Cherished cousin of Pam Tollefson (Jeff), of California.

Predeceased by her parents, Russell and Adeline Toman.

Will be fondly remembered by her extended family.


Neilson PhyllisNEILSON, Phyllis (Phyll)  -  At age 99, passed away peacefully at Cedarcroft Place, Stratford on December 29, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late James C. Neilson. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. St. G. Lee. Loving mother of Victoria (Renzo) Frati, London; James (Geraldine) Neilson, Kitchener; Rick (Cyndi) Neilson, Detroit.

She had been a member of the Perth Regiment IODE and Past President, a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, on the Board of the Children’s Aid Society from 1971-1975, had been a member of the Red Cross, the Festival Theatre, the ACW of St. James Church and volunteered for several local charitable organizations.


McMurray RichardMCMURRAY, Richard - Passed away on December 29, 2017 following surgery in Kitchener, Ontario at the age of 58.

Dick was born in Trenton, ON and grew up in Belleville, ON where he graduated from Moira Secondary School. Dick held a B.Math from the University of Waterloo and was part-owner of Softart Microsystems Inc. with Ashok Patel, where they designed specialized modem communications firmware.

He was predeceased by his parents, Audrey and Elton McMurray and parents-in-law Roy and Evelyn Banks.


Zitnak MariaZITNAK, Maria "Marina" (nee BUCKOVA)  -  We celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Maria "Marina" Zitnak, on Friday, December 29, 2017, in her 97th year.

Loving mother of Dana (Garry) Gibbons of Huntsville, Tim (Sue Matsuoka) of Guelph and Terry (Ken Yackimec) of Lac La Biche, Alberta.

Grandmother of Michelle, Frank, Courtney, Ryan "Bear", Allen, Kathleen, Peter and Scott.

Great-grandmother of Tasia, Kendra, Olivia and Connor. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews from the Detroit area and in Slovakia.


Hayter SarahHAYTER, Sarah Lucille (nee Fallon)  -  (Born September 11, 1918.  Died December 29, 2017)  -  Born on a family farm near Port Dover, just as the Great War was coming to an end, Sarah later graduated from Hamilton General Hospital as a nurse and soon after joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.   Later, in WW11, she took her nursing skills to the Royal Canadian Navy. Following the end of her marriage to a naval pilot, she set out, in 1953, to begin a new life in the small, friendly city of Guelph.  There she raised her young son Bryan as a single mother and established a distinguished career as a public health nurse and, later, as an addictions counsellor.


Gimbel NinaGIMBEL, Nina (Good)  -  Passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Fairview Mennonite Home at the age of 97.

Beloved wife of the late Oren (2001).

Loving mother of Ruby (Dave) Rorke, Ross (Jayne) Gimbel and Kathryn (Bruce) Martin. Cherished grandmother of Janice Nesbitt, Joel (Janine) Rorke, Larry Scotchmer, Trevor (Donna) Gimbel, Lisa Scotchmer, Tracy McEachern, Darren Martin and Kari Martin and great-grandmother to 14 great-grandchildren.

Survived by sister Pearl Good of Arkansas, brother-in-law Howard Gimbel and sister-in-law Isabel Gimbel.


Sullivan ReginaldSULLIVAN, Reginald 'Reg'  - At age 55, of Sebringville passed away at his residence on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Born in Huron County, son of the late Sarah and Reginald Sullivan.

Beloved father of Loryna Sullivan (Jeremy). Loved grandfather of Joel, Evan and Annika.

Dear brother of Kim Eadie (Steve) and William Sullivan. 


NIKLAUS, Emma Helen  -  Peacefully passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday,        December 28, 2017, at the age of 87 years. 

Beloved wife of the late Hubert 'Nick' Niklaus. Loving mother of Larry Niklaus and Lori Niklaus and her husband Dave Reich. 

Survived by her sister Margaret Mahu (the late Charles) and by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Louis Gal and Barbara and Joseph Hanchuk.


GINGRICH, Darcy Brent  -  Died as the result of an accident on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the age of 16 years.

Beloved son of Wayne and Doreen (Brubacher) Gingrich of RR 2, Alma. Dear brother of Darryl and Charlene of Mount Forest, and Ryan and Jeffrey at home.

Maternal grandson of Isaac and Leona Brubacher of Wallenstein, and paternal grandson of John and Selinda Gingrich of Floradale.


Hicks AmyHICKS, Amy Marie  -  Amy departed to be with the Lord on December 28, 2017, at the age of 91.

Amy was the beloved wife of George Hicks for 66 years, loving mother of Janice and husband Gerry Lippert, grandmother to Seth and wife Melody Lippert, Amy and husband BJ Martin, and great-grandmother to Lucy Lippert.  

Amy was born in Florenceville, New Brunswick, to Fred and Helen Perry. She was their firstborn and only daughter, followed by four brothers, Fred, John, Neville and Frank. She acted as a second mother in some instances when needed. She was loved immensely by her family and she in turn had great love for them.


Coghlin PatCOGHLIN, Pat  -  On Thursday, December 28, 2017, Mrs. Patricia Rachel (Schwalm) Coghlin of Listowel, in her 73rd year.

Wife of the late Donald Coghlin. Mother of Debb Coghlin and Nick Allen of Ottawa, and Paul Coghlin of Kitchener, and grandmother of Grace Field.

Loved by her mother Rachel Schwalm of St. Thomas, her siblings Marjorie, Charles and Barb, and her 'in-laws' Murray and Barb Coghlin of Listowel, and Elaine and Kim Bell of Georgian Bluffs. Greatly missed by her best friend Princess.

Predeceased by her father Gordon Schwalm.


Brown WilbertBROWN, Wilbert Brown ~ At Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, December 28, 2017, Mr. Wilbert George  Brown of Listowel, in his 82nd year. 

Beloved husband of Rose (Elegado) Brown. Dear father of Ronnie Brown of London, England, Neville and Fiona Brown of Brampton, Noël and Jacqui Brown of New York, NY, Rodney and Tegan Brown of Crestwood, KY, and Brenda Brown of Brampton. Grandfather of Josh, Ashley, Quinn, Danté, Xander and Seanna. Brother of Ruby Brown of Port Antonio, Jamaica.

Predeceased by his brothers Striker Brown and Roy Brown.


Wideman JoanneWIDEMAN, Joanne Nancy  -  Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the age of 68.

Loving and cherished wife of Cliff for 41 years. Dear mother of Amy (Mike) Scott, of Waterloo and Trevor (Jody) Wideman, of Alberta. Beloved grandmother of Kai Scott and Kallie Wideman. 

Will be lovingly remembered by her parents Helen and the late Nyal Shantz and mother-in-law Florence Wideman; brothers and sisters Richard (Connie) Shantz, Lorrie (Roger) Baechler, Pauline (Dr. Glenn) Martin and Mike (Linda) Shantz; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Elaine (Alvin) Hershberger, Elroy (Ruby) Wideman, Beulah (Dr. Mel) Gerber, Reta (Rudy) Derksen, Eva (Norm) Woodard, Maynard (Sue) Wideman, Stew (Diane) Wideman and Marilyn Wideman, and many nieces and nephews.


Swavings IdaSWAVING, Ida (Berends)  -  With thankfulness to the Lord, on Thursday, December 28, 2017, in her 96th year, she has passed on to her eternal glory! For the last little while, with failing health and energy, she longed to be with her Lord and Maker; her prayer has been answered!

She is predeceased by her husband Klaas (January 2013) and a grandson Kristopher (April 2017).

She leaves behind on this earth: Gerry (Therese); Dianne (Bob) Vanleeuwen; John (Shirley); Ken (Debbie); Paul (Heather). She was a sweet, caring Oma to 29 grandchildren and 63 great- grandchildren.


Westendorp WilhelminaWESTENDORP, Wilhelmina Etta 'Willa'  -  A resident of Harriston, passed away at Palmerston Hospital on Thursday, December 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 75 years old.

Willa is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Henry Westendorp. 

She was the cherished mother of Julius and Colleen Westendorp of Kitchener, Elden and Julie Westendorp of Drayton, Jared and Kate Westendorp of Clinton Township, Michigan, and Ezra and Robbie Westendorp of Harriston. 

She was the most adoring grandmother of Josephine, Nathan, Carly, Shaelyn, Justine, Hannah, Evan, Rachel, Emma, Benton and Hayden.


Britton MaryBRITTON, Mary Loucilla  -  Peacefully at Wellington Terrace on Thursday, December 28, 2017.  Mary Lou (Conover) Britton in her 93rd year. 

Beloved wife of the late Dr. Garnet Britton (1976). 

Dear mother of Ted (Sue-Ann) of Waterloo, Barb Rees (Tom) of Collingwood, Rand (Marie Thompson) of  Guelph. Sadly missed by her six grandchildren; Jason, Sarah, Ashley, Dan, Connor, Hunter; and her ten great grandchildren Grace, Lila, Evelyn, Lucas, Vanessa, Alexandra, Nathan, Danielle, Philip, and      Simon. 


McKinnon JamesMcKINNON, James L.  -  (April 17, 1931 – December 28, 2017)  -  Passed away peacefully on December 28, 2017 with his family by his side.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 61 years, Barbara, his children Campbell (Terrie), Sandra (Bryce), Peter (Karyn) and grandchildren Matthew and Amanda. Jim, affectionately known as Jimmy or George, made friends everywhere he went. 

He was an eternal optimist, with a wonderful sense of humour, who enjoyed sharing a firm handshake with everyone he met. Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada at the age of 22 with $100.00 in his pocket. He established himself as a respected Civil Engineer and later he went on to own his own company called 'Setchell and McKinnon Limited.'


Charlton NicolasCHARLTON, Nicolas Dale  -  (1981-2017)  -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son Nic after many years of struggles and challenges with mental health issues. He was 36 years old.

He is dearly loved by his parents Gini and Dale Charlton, sister Alyssa Charlton (Gus Hulan), much loved adopted son Tristan, grandma Charlton, Ropp family, Bezpaly family, Verlinden family, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The celebration of his life will be on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Henry Walser funeral home, Kitchener. Reception to follow. Cremation has taken place.