Doepner GerlindeDOEPNER, Gerlinde 'Gertie' (nee Eller)  -  (May 6, 1932 – December 25, 2017)  -  Born in Szczerzec, Poland, and formally from Waterloo and Hanover, Ontario. Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 85. 

Beloved wife of the late Hans for 63 years. 

Loving mother of Herbert (Susan) and Gerhard (Barry). Proud Omi of Andrew (Claire) and Christopher (Crystal) and great-grandmother to Willow.

Dear sister of the late Otmar and Harry Eller. Beloved daughter of the late Adolf Eller and his wife Leona. Also predeceased by Leona's second husband Haralambi Steliano. 


Fortomares VarcaFORTOMARES, Varca  -  Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Maple Health Centre, Maple, Ontario on Monday, December 25, 2017 in her 91st year. Born on August 29, 1927 in Patele, Lerinsko, Macedonia.

Varca was a loving, kind, compassionate and strong woman. She is together again with her beloved husband William Fortomares (2007), granddaughter Katherine (1983) and brother to Thomas.

Loving mother to Anne (Peter) Medichkov, Mary (Bruce) Noctor and Jean Fortomares. Proud and devoted Baba to Elizabeth, Paul (Lonnie), Kristin (Jess), Kaitlyn and Megan. She will be sadly missed by her loving sister-in-law Sandra Bales and family.


Alder ElizabethALDER, Elizabeth Alma  -  On Monday, December 25, 2017 at her residence in Elmira, at the age of 57 years. Dear daughter of Alma Alder and the late Samuel Alder.

Wife of Clark Reichert. Mother of Myles and Kurt Reichert.

Sister of Roy, Russell, Mark, and Matthew Alder. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews.


Fetterly RonaldFETTERLY, Ronald  -  Passed away peacefully with his family at his side at The Village at University Gates on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Loving and dedicated husband of Peggy Fetterly (nee Newstead).

Dear father of Craig Fetterly (Linda), Rhonda-Lee Fetterly and Michelle Schnarr (Dwayne). Loving grandfather of Chantal and Jason.

Ron will be remembered by his sister Patricia Tucker. Ron will also be fondly remembered by all his nieces and nephews who knew him as Uncle 'Fetz'.


Adolphe CarolADOLPHE, Carol Lynn  -  On the morning of Monday, December 25, 2017, Carol Adolphe passed away peacefully at Freeport Health Centre, Region of Waterloo, Ontario, at the age of 67 years.

Carol was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Edna Wiebe. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Jennifer Adolphe; son, Scott Adolphe; brother, Gord Wiebe; niece, Laura Wiebe; and nephew, Jack Wiebe. 

Carol was born in Winnipeg on April 2, 1950, growing up in the River Heights area, and attended Balmoral Hall and Kelvin High School. After high school, she received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg, and later a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba.


SAMUEL, Darlene  -  Of Fergus, passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Monday, December 25, 2017, at the age of 67.

Darlene was a strong, spirited, determined, and passionate individual who made a positive impact on the lives of those in her family, church and community.

She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend Reynold Samuel. Darlene is loved and will be missed by her brother James, daughter Angela and grandson Matthieu. She will be fondly remembered by her niece Kesha and extended family members and dear friends.


Drexler BrianDREXLER, Brian Martin  -  Brian’s passing, at the age of 32, came unexpectedly on the morning of December 25th, 2017. 

He will be dearly missed and remembered by those who loved him. Brian is survived by his parents Martin and Belinda (nee Charbonneau) Drexler, his sisters Renee (Kursat Sarialioglu),and Jerica (Mitch Alder his brother-in-law and good friend), his grandparents Rose Marie (nee Bechard) and Ronald Charbonneau, as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is pre-deceased by his grandparents Alfred and Shirley (nee Bolton) Drexler, aunts Anne and Jackie as well as his cousins Christopher and Lisa.

He will be fondly remembered by his loving friend Melissa White.


BEEMER, Irene Mary Yvonne (nee Murtland)  –  Passed away peacefully on Monday December 25, 2017 at her residence Park Lane Terrace, Paris. Irene Beemer formerly of Drumbo in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Beemer. Mother of the late Bruce (Joyce), Stewart (Sandy) & Terry.  Grandmother to Tammy, Joanne & Johnny. Great-grandmother to many.

Irene was 'Mom' to many friends over the years and cherished her home and friends at Maple Grove Apartments in Drumbo.

Irene made good friends at Caressant Care in Woodstock before she made Park Lane in Paris her home.  Irene was well known for her crafting and continued gifting her creations right up to the end.


Bridges PatriciaBRIDGES, Patricia Ellen (nee Howitt)   -  Passed away suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, December 25th at the age of 69. 

Beloved wife for over 49 years of Chris Bridges. 

Loved mother of Sherry Moore (Mark) of Guelph and Michael Bridges of Wroxeter, ON. Proud grandmother of Arron, Kimberly, Jordan and Crispin. 

Dear sister of Betty Bridges (Kenny) of Guelph and Bob Howitt (Janice) of Fordwich; daughter in- law of Jean Bridges, sister in- law of Frank 'Skip' Bridges (Judith) and Judy Kerr (John). 


SMITH, William James -  At age 66 of Francis Lake, ON passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017 at home with his children by his side. Born in Sudbury, ON to Sydney and Ruby Smith he lived many years in Kitchener, ON, then became a 'Snowbird'.

Bill was a great father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who was always there for you with a big smile. Early retirement from the Automotive industry allowed twenty years of the things Bill loved such as travelling, golfing, fishing and adventures on his motorcycle.

Bill  was very proud of his two children, Lawrence of London and Angela (Mark) of Guelph, and his three grandsons Austin, Cohnar and Andrew. He is also survived by his sister Chris (Bill) of St. Catharines and three brothers Bert of Sudbury, Perry (Dawn) of Calgary and Gary of Toronto, as well as many friends and family.


Ramsay ElaineRAMSAY, Elaine Mary (nee Steffler)  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at The Elliott Community on Monday, December 25, 2017, in her 86th year. 

Beloved wife of and best friend of the late Lloyd Ramsay (Dec. 20, 2015).  

Loved mother of Brenda MacIsaac (the late Doug Faulkner), Brian (Laura) Ramsay, Donna (Jim) Thiessen and Ron (Wendy) Ramsay. Loving grandmother of Jessica (Jason McClennan), Michelle (Chuck Pinson), Mandi (Dave Slack), Cristy, Kevin, Nathan, Alex and Lianna. Great grandmother of Devon, Trevor, Ryden and Jaylynn and Skylar.  


IngramCotton AndrewINGRAM-COTTON, Andrew John  -  Passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at his home at the age of 31.

Loving son of Paul and Helen, dear brother of Scott (Amanda) and Jennifer and cherished uncle to Abigail. He is survived by his grandmothers, Pamela Ingram-Cotton of Waterloo and Brenda Ingram-Cotton of California.

Predeceased by his grandfather, John Ingram-Cotton, and grandparents Lorne and Isabelle Weber.

He will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Nowack DarrellNOWACK, Darrell  -  Passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital on December 25, 2017.

Beloved husband to the late Diana Peters (2011). Loving son to Marie Nowack. Loving father to Nicole and her fiancé, Andrew. Darrell will be missed by his brothers Rick, Dale, Brett and many nieces and nephews.

Darrell was Predeceased by his father Earl and David Nowack.


Eidt ErinEIDT, Erin  -  Heaven gained a smiling angel on December 25, 2017.

She was the beloved first born to Cindy Savard (Carl Dawson) and Joel Eidt (Laura Boronka). Loving, caring sister to Evan, Elizabeth, Emerson (Travis & Daniella). Cherished Granddaughter to Rita Savard, Sandra Eidt and the late Ross Eidt.

She will be deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, best friends, the family whom she resided with and many more. 

We will forever be missing a part of our hearts will cherish the memories we have.


McGill RuthMCGILL, Ruth (Eickmeier)  -  At age 94, of Mitchell passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was born in 1923, the daughter of the late George C. Eickmeier and Martha (Rock).

Beloved wife of the late Keith McGill (2010).

Dear mother of Janis Murray and Bob McGill (Nora). Loving grandmother of Jennifer Dale, Jeffrey Keenliside, Tricia Murray (Jason) and Matthew McGill (Brittany). 'GiGi' was especially proud of her great grandchildren. Also surviving are her nephews and niece.

As well as her parents, Ruth was predeceased by an infant daughter Jean Louise (1955), son-in-law Bruce Murray (2017) and her brothers Milton (Rita), Ivan (Georgina) and Oscar (Esther).


Zieske UrsulaZIESKE, Ursula  -  Passed away at her Waterloo residence with her family by her side on Sunday December 24, 2017 at the age of 86.

Ursula was the loving and dedicated wife of John Zieske for 65 years. Dear mother of Marvin ( Sandra ) of Waterloo and Elizabeth Farr of Waterloo. Dear Oma to Jordan.

Fondly remembered by her sisters Friedolies ( Dieter ), Christa ( Horst ), and Veronika ( Carl ).

Predeceased by her parents Otto and Elfriede Rohde, her brother Manfred ( Dela ) and her dear son John (2002).


Hessel ConnieHESSEL, 'Constance' Connie  -  At age 68, of Mitchell passed away surrounded by her family at Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

Beloved mother of Jason Hessel (Clare Stockley). Loving grandmother of Josie and Eric. Special friend of David Suttis.

Dear sister of Anita Chessell and Alice Bone (Doug Hayes). Also surviving are her nieces and nephews and dear friend Eleanor McMann.

Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Kathleen Sorsdahl and brothers-in-law John Chessell and Jimmy Bone.

Private arrangements out of Mitchell.




Parsons LesliePARSONS, Leslie Howard  -  Passed away with his loving family by his side at St. Mary's General Hospital on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the age of 85.

Les was born on Bell Island, Newfoundland, on Jan. 25, 1932. He worked as a face cleaner in the iron ore mine until it closed. Les married the love of his life, Shirley Parsons, on November 23, 1956. They left Bell Island in 1962 to make their home in Waterloo. He went to work at Sunar (formerly Sunshine Manufacturing) until he retired. Les loved his cars and dogs...and had many of each over his life.

Predeceased by his parents William Charles and Gladys Parsons (nee Warilow).


Seldentuis DanielSELDENTUIS, Daniel Lee 'Dan'  -  Passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Cambridge, on Sunday December 24, 2017 at the age of 41. 

Loving and devoted husband of Tammy Seldentuis (nee Hachey). 

Cherished son of John and Margaret Seldentuis. Beloved brother of Warren Seldentuis and Dayna Letson (Kyle). Proud uncle of Case and Kohl Letson. Dan will also be sadly missed by his mother and father-in-law Nancy and Gerry Hachey, his brother-in-law Mark Hachey (Lisa-Ann), as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and a large circle of friends. 


Hiller RobertHILLER, Robert William 'Bob'  -  Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Survived by his son Tim (Sonja) and grandchildren Lilli and James. He is also survived by his loving friend Elaine Seeley.  

Predeceased by his beloved wife Shirley, his parents Edward and Elmeda (nee Korell) Hiller and his brother William Arthur Hiller.


Broderick EllaBRODERICK, Ella Mae (nee McDougall)  -  Peacefully, in her sleep with family by her side, at Wellington Terrace in her 95th year, Ella Mae Broderick (nee McDougall).

She leaves her children Kathy and husband Terry Bolger and Tom and wife Tannis Broderick. Devoted grandmother to Aaron Bolger and Erica (Richard) Reid, Tara (Dwayne) Zwep, Adrian (A.J.) (Karalee) Broderick, and Ashley (Neil) Bartlett as well as 12 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her husband Adrian (1967) and her siblings Hilda Hill, Reta Lees, Ross McDougall, Robert McDougall and Don McDougall.


Brayton WilliamBRAYTON, William 'Bill' Charles  -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce his passing on December 24, 2017, in his 51st year.

Beloved husband of Nancy for 20 years. Loving father to his only son Alexander (Zoe Nandorfy-Fischlin).

Cherished siblings of Laura (Derek McQuattie), Kim (Mike Stacey), Janet (Barry Kendrick), Allison Brayton, James Brayton and the late Ronald Brayton Jr. He is survived by his mother Audrey. Predeceased by his father Ronald. Also survived by all his in-laws, Andreé and Pauline Meunier who loved him like a son, Richard (Natalia Meunier) and Christian Meunier (Valerie Milliard) who loved him like a brother and Isabelle Meunier (Jody Tedford) who loved him like a sister.


Tolton MelvinTOLTON, Melvin Bruce (Squeak)  -  Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph.

Beloved husband of the late Fran Tolton.

Loving father of Dianne (Daryl), Kim (Joe), Jim (Jan), Janet (Paul), Buck (Lorie) and the late Larry. Proud grandfather of Ryan (Sarah), Jeff (Shannon), Jennifer (Lance), Chad (Kim), Ralene (Dom), Missy, Brittany (Justin), Kayla, Brandon, Nicole, and great-grandfather of Jack, Connor, Ronin, Titan, Blake, Brett, Owen and Mason.


Douglas ThomasDOUGLAS, Thomas Henry  -  Peacefully at Cambridge Country Manor on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in his 69th year. 

Dearly loved father to Corinne Pattullo (Jock), Colin Douglas, and Craig Douglas. Proud Grandpa Tom adored his grandkids; Courtney, Alicia, Haley, Evan, Lia and James. 

Survived by his siblings Robert (Elaine), David (Vicki) and Susan Montgomery (Mark). Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Velma, Uncle Tom will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Spackman EarleSPACKMAN, Earle Douglas  -  At age 83, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on December 24, 2017.

Beloved husband for 43 years of Joan (Lavery). Loving father of Bonnie Saunders (Mike), Paul Spackman (Sherry) and Krista Scott (Ian). Grandfather to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Carl Spackman (Helen). Predeceased by his parents Keith and Florence Spackman and by his first wife Esther Spackman.


McDowell AlvaMcDOWELL, Alva Lloyd  -  At age 84, passed away peacefully at Greenwood Court, Stratford on December 24, 2017. Born in Westfield, Ontario March 25, 1933, son of the late Alva and Della McDowell.

Beloved husband of the late Anna June (Foster) who predeceased him August 15, 2002.

Loving father of Rhea McDowell (Mike Gates) and Lori Iampieri (Corinto). Grandfather of Alex MacNabb, Elliot Lamure, Rebecca Lamure, Kory Ruff and Anthony Iampieri. Great grandfather of Ethan Lamure and Hailey Villa.

Also survived by a brother-in-law Ivan Blake (Gertie), a sister-in-law Sheila Moore and several nieces and nephews.