BERTELSEN, Dianne Emily -  It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Dianne Emily Bertelsen, age 54 of Stratford. Born in London, daughter of the late Dick and Dea (Carvell) Bertelsen and step-daughter of the late Deloris Bertelsen.

Loving and proud mother of her daughter Dana Bertelsen (Chad Gaunt). Best friend and true love of Rod McNaughton.

Dianne is survived by her siblings Brian (Michelle) Bertelsen, David Bertelsen and Keith Donovan (Debbie), along with nieces and nephews.


Guerney DouglasGUERNEY, Douglas Franklin  -  It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Douglas Guerney on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Guelph General Hospital at the age of 72 years.

He was the beloved husband of Lynne Guerney and the loving father of Josh Guerney.

Douglas is survived by his loving mother Lydia Donaldson. He was the dear brother of Marilyn Campbell ( the late Donald), Patricia Rayment (Den), and Dolores Taylor (John). Douglas will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Baxter RuthBAXTER, Ruth Doreen (nee Jarvis) - Former resident of Ayr and Paisley, Ruth passed away surrounded by family at Lanark Heights Long Term Care in Kitchener on Sunday September 17, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Frank (2008). Loving mother of Patricia McBride (late John) and Joan La Croix (Edward). Proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Josephine Jarvis. Dear sister of Clarence (Pat), Hugh (Georgina), John (Sharon) and the late Walt (Elsie), Mary (Bob), Jean (Bob) and Gladys (Bob).


Pearcey EdwardPEARCEY, Edward Nathaniel - Passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of the late Phyllis Pearcey. Loving father of Donald Pearcey and Susan Pearcey. Cherished grandfather of Carrie, Shawn, Laura, Julie, Benjamin, Gregory, Katie, Jessica, Annie, Sarah, Sydney, Chelsea, Jillian, Kennedy and Kinnon and many great-grandchildren.

Survived by his daughters-in-law Janice Pearcey and Marilyn Pearcey and son-in-law James Burgess. Dear brother of Viola Cromi. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his children, Donna and Henry Verbakel, Gregory Pearcey, Randall Pearcey, Deborah Burgess and Laura Jean Pearcey.


PROKOPOWICZ, Ronald Stephen 'Ron' - Passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of Diane (nee Grant) Prokopowicz for 55 years. Loving father of David (Laura), Michael and Bradley. Dear grandfather of William (Nichole), Blake, Eric, Matthew, Amanda, Stephanie and great-grandfather of Elizabeth and Noah.

Predeceased by his sister Shirley Sauve and Larry Prokopowicz.

Ron was the co-owner of the Stanley Park Sunoco for 25 years and recently the owner of Stapar Motors in St. Clements for 18 years.


SMALL, Margaret Rae (nee Boak) - Passed away peacefully, with family by her side on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Freeport Health Centre at the age of 95.

Predeceased by her husband, Iver Small (1982). Loving mother of Cindy Small, Kevin (Sarah) and predeceased by George James.

Cherished grandmother to Tanya and Amy and great-grandmother to Brandon, Joshua, Avery and Noah. Also survived by her sister, Jessica Campney and predeceased by her five brothers, Jim, Bill, Bob, Ray and Aaron Boak.


Bona GordonBONA, Gordon Anthony  -  With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce that Gordon Anthony Bona passed away on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at the age of 63. 

Gordon was an avid fisherman who won the Rainbow derby in 1988. He enjoyed spending time with his buddies at the trailer in Owen Sound, sitting by the campfire, sharing jokes and stories. Gordon was a hard worker, so he loved to kick back and watch TV when he had the chance, and he truly cherished the time he spent with his family, as well as his very special fishing buddies, Rudy, Big Bill, and Matt.


RUNSTEDLER, Alvin Ephraim  -  At age 83, of Linwood passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener.

Alvin was born in Linwood to Herbert and Agnes Runstedler (nee Diebolt) on May 15, 1934. He married Ann Runstedler (nee Goetz) June 16, 1962.

Alvin is survived by wife Ann Runstedler, children Stephen (Cathy) Runstedler, Scott Runstedler, Valerie (Marc) Doiron, Bruce (Tami) Runstedler, Mark (Sheryl) Runstedler, sisters Anne (Walter) Grubb and Mary Cashubec,, brother Vince Runstedler, brother Wilfred (Theresa) Runstedler, brother Herbert (Linda) Runstedler, grandchildren Jesse, Jason, Matthew, Joel, Becca, Amanda, Jenny, Luke, Ferrin, Josh, Julia, Chloe, Brody and great-grandchildren Jaxxon, Lexxis, and Kinsley.


JACKSON, Olive 'Irene'  -  Peacefully, at Brantford General Hospital, on Sunday September 17, 2017, a longtime resident of Paris, in her 91st year.

Irene was a dedicated fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays.

Beloved daughter to the late Fred and Henrietta Jackson; loved sister to Mabel MacPhail, the late Edith Meridew, Mildred Jackson, Florence Penner, Gladys Hudema, Leila Anderson, Laura Kreager and Carol Spurgeon. Irene was a part of the 'Nifty Nine' Jackson sisters; cherished aunt to 29 nieces and nephews, 37 great nieces and nephews and 16.8 great great nieces and nephews.


Melo GeorginaMELO, Georgina Sousa (Chaves)  –  Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at age 94. Daughter of the late Jose and Maria (nee Bettencourt) Chaves.

Beloved wife of the late Manuel Melo (2006); loving mother of Filomena (Valdemar) Picanco, and Victor (Gloria) Melo. Cherished grandmother of Susy Picanco (Paul Robson), Kevin Melo, and great-grandmother of Marisol Pardo.

Survived by brother-in-law Celestino Vasconcelos and many nieces and nephews.


SEIBERT, Thomas Malcolm  -  Tom lost his battle with leukemia at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, early on Sunday, September 17th 2017 at 83 years of age. 

He will be missed by his close friend and partner Patricia Murphy; by sons Paul (Ann), Scott (Lynn McNeil), by grandchildren Jessica Spurdza (Jared), Justin (Katie Wentworth) and great grandson Clarke. 

Will also be missed by his brother Peter (Susan). Tom is predeceased by his brother Keith and is survived by his sister-in-law Norma. 


Livingston AudreyLIVINGSTON, Audrey Lewis (Howard)   -  Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother. Lifelong writer and teacher. In her 104th year, on September 17, 2017 at Greenwood Court, Stratford Ontario, with family by her side, Audrey passed away, joining her beloved husband Ted.

She was the cherished mother of Carol (Bob) Savage, Peter (Fran) Livingston, Wendy (Bill) Addison, Jim Livingston and Roslyn (Reid) MacDuff. She was adored by her 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, with whom Audrey shared wise advice and provided a loving example of a full life, well lived.


Hymers ThomasHYMERS, Thomas Victor (Alex)  -  At age 33, passed away suddenly on September 17, 2017.

Loving husband of Martina (Trachsel) and father of Brianna and Addison.

Beloved son of Tom and Debra Hymers. brother of Michelle Simon (Daniel) and Benjamin Hymers (Krystal). Also survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law Marianne and Daniel Trachsel, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Rebecca Trachsel (Chris), Ryan Trachsel (Laurie), Andrea Trachsel (Josh). Uncle of Tye, Brody, Grace and Victor. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Roth DorisROTH, Doris (Baechler)  -  Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at VON Sakura House, Woodstock.   Doris was born 86 years ago in East Zorra Township and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Baechler (Bender). 

Beloved wife of the late Alvin Roth who predeceased her in 1961. 

Dear mother and mother-in-law of Diane Roth of Courtney, B.C., Wilbur & Peggy Roth of Kitchener, Cliff Roth & Anne Schlorff of Waterloo, Stewart & Wendy Roth of Woodstock, Susan & Mike Brenneman of New Dundee. Doris will be forever loved by her 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. 


Bonnet CharlesBONNET, Charles Alfie Clarence  -  Peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the age of 88 years.        

Clarence was a loving and devoted husband and father. A man of very strong faith and a friend to all those who knew him. He was a talented pianist, punster and lover of all things chocolate!

Clarence will be dearly missed by his wife of over 55 years, Barbara, by his children Karen and Dale (Allison) and by all those whose lives he touched along his beautiful journey here.


Fendley JimFENDLEY, James Douglas 'Jim' - With profound sadness on Saturday, September 16, 2017 while in Toronto General Hospital at the age of 62, Jim unexpectedly passed away.

Loving and devoted husband of Brenda Fendley for 22 years. Proud and loving father of Cody Fendley (Jocelyn Bovay), Shaelyn Fendley, and Adam Fendley. Dear grandfather of Lillie, Jaelyn, Niahlah and Michael.

Predeceased by his dad Peter and his mom Violet. He is survived by his brothers Bob (Paula), Kenny, Keith (Deb), Tim, Bill (Robin), Jeff and sister Linda Fendley-Coull (Paul).


Ritter ShirleyRITTER, Shirley Mae (Kaminska) - Passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at The Village of Winston Park, Kitchener at the age of 91.

Loving mother of Anne (Bill) Brubacher and Bruce (Cathie). Loving grandmother of Nickolas (Megan) Mula.
Great-grandmother of Molly. Dog Grandma of Kenzie Mae.

Fondly remembered by her nephews, Daniel, Paul, John, and Tom and their families. She will be greatly missed by her extended family and many friends.

Predeceased by her husband, Harold, her sister, Reta Stauffer, and her brother-in-law, Walter Stauffer.


BEATTY, Cleora Loreen (nee Linton) - Passed away suddenly on Saturday September 16, 2017 at her residence. Loreen "Lorry" Beatty of Port Rowan in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Christopher P. Beatty who she married May 14, 1955.

Loving mother of Lana & husband Pat Gahagan of Courtice, Gina & husband Mark Watts of Oakville and Carla & husband Matthew Trowell of Stoney Creek.


Brodin UlfBRODIN, Ulf John Ove  -  Peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at Hospice Wellington, Guelph in his 77th year with his family by his side.

Loving husband to Doris (nee Schoenfeld), proud Pappa to Ann (Tomas) Wikstrom and Linda (Johnny) Brumen, Morfar to Natalie (Adam) Lilja, Emelie Wikstrom, Alex and Lova Brumen and Gammel Morfar to Frank Lilja.

Dear brother to Thore (Sonja) Brodin, Gun (Rolf) Lagergren, Lars (Lill) Brodin and families all of Sweden. Brother-in-law to Doug (Lorraine) Schoenfeld and Pat Hartley, uncle to Karolyn (Reed), Christopher (Jen), Shauna (Matt), Melisa (Mark), D.J. (Sabrina) and Jennifer and families.

Ulf is predeceased by his parents John and Alice Brodin, parents-in-law Neill and Jean Schoenfeld, brothers-in-law Jamie Anderson and Peter Hartley and sister-in-law Carol Anderson.


Nordelo MariaNORDELO, Maria (nee Monteiro)  –  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday September 16, 2017 at the age 94. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband Jose (2010). 

Cherished mother of Aida Costa (Antonio), Nelida Andrade (the late Jose), the late Carlos Nordelo (2006), and Zenalia Soares (Jose T). Grandmother of Eldon (Stephanie), Deborah (Michael), Melanie (Mike) and Joshua and great-grandmother of Ava, Logan, Maya and Milena. 


White CharlesWHITE, Charles 'Butch'  -  Passed away peacefully at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday September 16, 2017 at the age of 74. 

Loving and devoted husband of Sylvia (nee Arsenault), who together would have shared their 40th wedding anniversary in March.        

Cherished father of Melissa (Ian) and Naomi (Bill). Proud grandfather of Aiden, Emily, Sophie, Logan and Brady. 


Leadbetter EthelLEADBETTER, Ethel Helen  -  With heavy hearts we announce Ethel's passing on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at People Care Hilltop Manor and the age of 95.

Ethel is survived by her niece Kimberley (Steve) Blackie, nephew Duncan 'Jack' (Renee) Kellythorne both of California and cousin Bill (Margaret) Wylie of Kingston, ON.

Ethel will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her friends: Monica and Fred Wright, Janet Storey, Cathy Percy of Pittsburg, Dorothy Christie, Patricia Campbell and their families.


FAULKNER, Neil Erza  -  Of R.R.# 3 Moorefield passed away at his residence on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Son of the late Vera (Wetzel) and Benjamin Faulkner. Predeceased by his siblings Ross Faulkner, Alma Thompson, Gerald Faulkner and Helen MacLeod. Uncle of the late Colleen Evans, Ronald  Faulkner, Audrey Henderson, James Thompson, Jayne Baynes, Douglas MacLeod, Daryl MacLeod, Norma Lynn Mathieu, Heather Burns, Michael Faulkner and Pat  Hunter. 

Neil’s farm has been in the Faulkner name since 1911 and he lived  there for his 82 years.


Annis DoreenANNIS, Doreen (nee Kuhlmann)  -  Peacefully, at Park Lane Terrace, on Saturday September 16, 2017, a long time resident Paris, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife to the late Robert 'Bob' (1982); loved mother to Jayne Miles, Brenda Kruschenske, Jim (Debbie), Judy McHaffie (Ken), and Michael (Sandy); cherished grandma to 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Also survived by a niece and nephews. 

Predeceased by her parents Florence and George Kuhlmann, her sister Pauline Barber and a brother George Kuhlmann.


Sims LindaSIMS, Linda Elizabeth (nee Butler)  –  Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Hilltop Manor on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at age 72. Dear daughter of Stan and Gert Butler.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Sims; loving mother of David (Janice) Sims, and Robert (Cindy Clark) Sims. Cherished grandmother of Amanda (Ryan), Samantha (Andrew), Caeleigh, Maiya and great-grandmother of Tayden, Katie, Lexi, and Aiden.

Dear sister of Ed (Pat) Butler.


Hagar AubreyHAGAR, Aubrey Walter  -  At the age of 95, residing at Arbor Trails, Guelph, Ontario passed peacefully at the Hospice Wellington in Guelph on September 16, 2017.

Aubrey was born on Nov 29, 1921 at Wellandale Farm, Welland Ontario to parents Cecil and Mae Hagar. Aubrey was the eighth of ten children. He was raised on the dairy farm, schooled in Welland and graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1945.

Aubrey had a passion for education and learning and this was evident throughout his personal and professional life. Aubrey’s professional career included contributions to Canadian Industries Limited, University of Guelph, Campus Co-operative, Conestoga College and Wellington County School Board as well as many volunteer and community organizations.