Murakami GwendolynMURAKAMI, Gwendolyn (nee KOYANAGI)  - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Gwen Murakami.

Gwen passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Following a long hospital stay, Gwen succumbed to the injuries she sustained during a fire at her home on April 7, 2016.

Gwen and her late husband Harry were partners in life and business.

They owned, managed and operated TOKO Service Centre Ltd in Waterloo.


Zai MichaelZAI, Michael  -  Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in his 91st year.

Beloved husband of Maria Zai (nee Sellenkowitsch) for over 66 years.

Loving father of Kathy (Troy Beecraft), Ted (Sybille) and John (Shelley). Proud 'Ota' of Michael, Jason, Stephen, Jeffrey, Andrew and Christopher and loving great-grandfather.


Digangi GuiseppeDiGANGI, Guiseppe (Joseph) "Joe"  -  Age 81, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Spruce Lodge (Stratford).

He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Born in Italy, son of the late Salvatore and Guisepina (Merlina) DiGangi.

True love and best friend of Michelle (Lecomte) DiGangi.


TOPOROWSKI, Gary Joseph  -  Passed away unexpectedly at his home in Kitchener on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 58.

Gary’s gregarious personality and passion for life will be dearly missed by his wife Patti, son Jason, daughter Joanne (Ian Gutwinski), father John Toporowski, brother Dennis (Arlene), sister Darlene Bryan (Danny), extended family and many co-workers and friends.

Gary was predeceased by his mother Muriel in 2003.


Lipp EleanorLIPP, Eleanor Jane  -  Passed away peacefully on May 9, 2017 at Eden House Nursing Home at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Ian Lipp(1994).

Dear mother of the late Maureen Goodwin(2016) and her husband Terry, Carol Lipp, the late John Lipp(1995) and his wife Margaret, Heather West and her husband Mark and Gord Lipp and his wife Colleen.


Elgie DavidELGIE, David Nelson  -  Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus at the age of 88 years.

Beloved husband of Wilma (nee Maximchuck) and was the loving father to William (Dawn) Elgie and predeceased by son George (survived by daughter-in-law Pat).

Elgie and was also survived by 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.


KERR, Wayne Kenneth  -  Passed away peacefully at Innisfree Hospice, Kitchener on May 9, 2017 in his 65th year.

Loving spouse of Gloria MacKinnon of New Hamburg. Cherished son of Muriel Luck of London and the late Charles (Dempsy) Kerr. Cherished father to Sarah Kerr and partner Tom Brazier of London and Elizabeth (Biff) Kerr of Hanover. Loving Papa to Jean-Marie Kerr-Brazier. 

Dearly missed by his sister and brother Kathryn Chabwa and her husband Aaron of Tillsonburg and Kevin Kerr of Ottawa. Dear Uncle to Kyle and his wife Yasmine Chabwa of London and Tandi Chabwa of Tillsonburg.


Friess ShirleyFRIESS, Shirley Diane  -  Passed away at home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in her 74th year.

Beloved wife of the late Don Friess (2005).

Loving mother of  Donna and David Wismer, Terri and Mark Bauer, Richard and Denise Wright, Stephanie and Wes Brown, David and Deanne Friess, and Linda and Darren Miller. Proud 'Gramma' of Chase (Ines), Jordan (Rebecca), Tyler, Matthew, Jonathan, Noah, Alexandra, Ezra, Lucas, Emily (Richard), Elise, Grace, Kate, Matthew and Rachel and great-grandmother of Cohen.


Harcourt JodiHARCOURT, Jodi Lynn  -  Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 42.

Beloved daughter of Mary and Doug Campbell. Dear sister of Krista Godwin (David), Kim Ali (Steve), Angie Tilbury (Brian) and Robert Campbell (Maureen). Jodi will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Predeceased by her father Norman Harcourt.


Nickel MildredNICKEL, Mildred Ruth (nee Reist)  -  Peacefully at Grand River Hospital on May 9 in her 93rd year.

Predeceased by her parents Levi Stanley and Ida (Shiry) Reist, her husband Felix Nickel, her brother Robert Reist, her granddaughter Joanne Rabe Stephenson and son-in-law Roy Rabe.

Lovingly remembered by children Jane Rabe, Nancy (Fred) Kinsie, Cathy (Bob) Balog, Herb (Bev) Nickel, Sandy Nickel (partner Adrian Dick). Missed by grandchildren Josh (Krista), Sarah (Jeremy), Jim, John (Becky), Andy (Cheryl), Bobbi (Marc), Jesse (Stephen), Peter (Sarah), Jake and twelve great-grandchildren.


Shackleton AndrewSHACKLETON, Andrew James  -  (February 8, 1966 - May 9, 2017)  -  Following a courageous battle with cancer, in peace, surrounded by his family, Andrew has sung his final note.

Forever love of Johanna Shackleton (formerly Greene), lovingly devoted and compassionate Dad of Maddison (Hayden) and Chelsey Shackleton and Jacob Greene.

Ever loved and adored brother of Belinda Hazelwood (Cliff), Wendy Shackleton and Angela Shackleton. Amazing 'big brother' and friend of Jimmy Ingram. Fun loving uncle of Miranda and Desirae Evans, Nelson and Haylee Payne, Ethan and Dawson Shackleton, Erin Longworth and Victoria Gagliardi. Great-Uncle of Ellianna Truong and Liam and Emily Payne.


HORNER, Gerald Gordon  -  Lovingly taken by the angels, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the age of 74 years. 

Beloved husband of Charlotte Horner (nee Matlock). 

Dear father of Tina Horner, Sherri Maziarz (Dave), Tammy Ackerland (Dave), and Kim Glofcheskie (Kevin). Loved grandfather of Mitchell, Mikayla, Carter, Brad, Dylan, Justin, Brianna, Parker, Kyle, and Katelynn. 


Paleczny AnnPALECZNY, Ann Theresa  -  Passed away suddenly on May 8, 2017 at the age of 67 years.

Ann worked many years as a private secretary at the Waterloo District School Board. She also started a very successful cleaning company for twenty years 'The Beechwood Ladies'. Ann cared deeply for her pride and joy ( she loved and always had animals) an American Black Purebred Chinese Chow. Ann did much volunteer work and was known to be honest and loyal to others.

She will be deeply missed by loving partner Ole J. Olsen. They were very good and helped each other through the years. Ann will be missed by relatives and friends.


Fountain JoanneFOUNTAIN, Joanne (nee Reinhart)  -  Passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on May 8, 2017, in her 69th year.

Joanne was the beloved husband of Roy and the loving mother of Joe (Melina). She was the cherished grandmother of Samantha, Quintin, and Maria. She was the dear step mother of Todd and Kim.

She will be missed by her sister in law, Joan Reinhart, and her nieces and nephews, Belinda, Jamie, and Mike.


Schroeder JuanaSCHROEDER, Juana Paula (nee Blanco)  -  It is with deep sadness that the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Juana Schroeder at Listowel Hospital on May 8, 2017, in her 74th year. 

Dearly missed by her brother Carlos Blanco and family of Miami, FL. Loving wife of Carlos, formerly of Guelph and devoted mother of Erica (Tim) of Guelph, Rosa (Gord) of Monkton, Nancy (Russ) of Guelph and John of Guelph. 

Beloved grandmother of Daniel, Deanna, Jacob, Jason, Josh (Kendall), Dean, Cassandra (James), Brandon, Alycia, Brandi-Leigh (Brentt), Kyle (Meghan) and Ryan(Montana). 


McKee ScottMcKEE, Scott Dean  -  (December 17, 1960 – May 8, 2017)  -  With great sadness the family of Scott McKee announces his sudden passing at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on May 8, 2017. 

Scott is remembered with love by his brother Rick, niece Jaime, nephew Jeremy (Amy), and grandniece Maeve. Scott is predeceased by his parents Ellwood and Gwen McKee. 

A long time resident of Hespeler, Scott will be dearly missed by his many friends, coworkers and students throughout Southern Ontario and Eastern United States.


Furtado MariaFURTADO, Maria De Fatima  -  Passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the age of 68 years. 

Beloved wife of Humberto Furtado.

Dear mother of Ana Furtado and Victor Furtado. Vavô of Nikki, Codi, Megan and Molly and three great granddaughters Kiana, Tenisha and Isabella. Survived by many siblings, relatives and friends.


Keith AlvinKEITH, Alvin Robert 'Al'  -  Suddenly after a brief illness, our beloved Al Keith passed on May 7, 2017, surrounded by wife Heather, daughters Steffanie (Strathdee), Jennifer (Onlock) and Jill (Mitchell). 

Also survived by grandchildren Cameron, Rylie, Morgan, Ella and Nathan. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

He will be greatly missed.





Gobbi LuciaGOBBI, Lucia  –  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lucia (Nee Simeoni) on Sunday, May 7th, in her 83rd year. 

Beloved wife of Tarcisio, for over 60 years. 

Loving mother of Laura Furfaro (George), Lina Starr (Tim Law), Joe (Carmen Underwood) and Paul (Christine.) Cherished Nonna of Robert, Steven, Francesca, Krystal, Taylor, Logan and Rylan. 


Clarkson DorothyCLARKSON, Dorothy 'Jean' (nee Riddell)  -  With great sadness, her family announces that Jean passed away peacefully, at Freeport Hospital on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in her 80th year. She is reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 56 years, Eddie. 

Loving mother to Geoffery, Greg, Grant and Tannis Maciel. Proud grandmother to Ruth, Mikhail, David, Annette, Matteo and Sierra and great-grandmother to Isaac. 

Predeceased by sisters Faye and Clara. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.


Mohr EarlMOHR, Earl Henry  -  Passed away on Sunday May 7, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford with his loving family by his side. Earl resided at R.R. # 2 Tavistock and was formerly of North Easthope Township.  He was born 86 years ago in North Easthope Township and was the son of the late Milton & Matilda (Dahmer) Mohr.

Beloved husband of Delores (Schwartzentruber) Mohr who he married December 1, 1989. 

Loving dad of Betty Ann Mohr (Gary Privatt) of Kitchener, Colleen Wake (Dean) of New Hamburg, Marilyn MacLeod (Jerry) of Temagami, Dianne Hartzke (Gary) of Kenabeek, Robert Zehr of New Hamburg, Krista Zehr (Jim) of Tavistock, Rob Waas (Jeanne) of Grand Bend, Heidi Sullivan (Patrick) of Stratford. 


Gotts JackGOTTS, Jack  -  At age 91, of Stratford passed away at the Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in Stratford he was the son of the late Offord and Adelaide (Bridgeman) Gotts.

Beloved husband of the late Ferne (Scott) Gotts whom he married in Stratford on July 29, 1955. Dear father of Mike Gotts (Judy Ellis) of Stratford.

Predeceased by his brothers Norman Gotts (Lottie), and Terry Gotts (Dorothy); sisters Mary Yost (Harry), Connie Watson (Don) and Eileen Morris (James). Jack will be missed by several nieces and nephews.


Metzloff JackMETZLOFF, Jack Clarence Edward  -  Passed away peacefully after a long illness, on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of 60 years to Dianne (nee: Carlberg).

Loving Dad to Randy (Jo-Anne), Penny (Paul) Grominsky, Jackie (Bill) Medeiros , Tammy (Carl)  Boomhouwer, Jeff (Marlene) and Kerri (Marko) Paranosic. Will forever be remembered by his 20 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


Moses JaneMOSES, Jane  -  Passed away peacefully of cancer at Innisfree House on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 80. Daughter of the late Jack and Marion McCormack of Brantford.

Jane is survived by her husband John Moses, to whom she was happily married for over 60 years.

She was the dearly loved mother of Greg (Amy), Janet (Kurt Streib), David (Paola) and the late Jim.
Jane will be missed by her beloved sister Anne (Rick) Hester and cousins.


PFEFFER, Earl Melvin  -  Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of the late Joyce (nee Tunn).

Loving father of Doug (Elaine), Richard (Sandra), Robert (Kathryn) and Lori (Steve Derry). Proud Grandpa of Brad, Kim, Mark, Jennie, Lisa and Anthony and great grandfather of  James, Molly, Jonas and Zoey. 


Helm PaulineHELM, Pauline Clarida (nee Quinlan)  -  At age 90, was called home by our LORD and Saviour on Sunday May 7th surrounded by her loving children.

Pauline was born on January 14, 1927 in Stratford, daughter of the late William Quinlan and the former Clarida Legault, and loving sister to the late Dr. Vincent Quinlan.

Beloved wife and soulmate of the late Arnold J. Helm (October 1, 1993). Loving Mother of Judi and her husband Doug Allen of Sebringville, their twin daughters Jennifer (Tyler) and Cristine (Connor), and her son Bruce William Helm and his wife Carol of Myrtle Beach, SC and their son Gregory. Pauline had a loving nurturing relationship with Arnie, holding hands to the end.