BUCHANAN, Gloria Lorraine  -  Passed away peacefully at her residence, Trinity Village on Tuesday April 11, 2017.

Gloria had been married to Alexander (Buck) for 46 years, and lived in Kapuskasing for 37 years. Gloria loved to play bridge and travel.

Beloved mother of Leslie Hermsen (Bernie), David (Susan) Buchanan and Duncan (Suzanne) Buchanan. Loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


LAVIGNE, John Maurice  -  At age 64, passed away suddenly on April 11, 2017. He was born in Renfrew, son of the late John and Mary (Enright) Lavigne.

He is survived by his sister Violet (Bill deBossay).

Interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, Meaford. Arrangements out of Stratford.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.





Kapas FlorenceKAPAS, Florence M. (nee Puschelberg)  -  At age 80, of Stratford, passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Born in Ellice Township, daughter of the late John Puschelberg and the former Dora Doell.

Beloved wife of the late Steven Kapas (1996).

Florence is survived by her brother Gordon (Shirley) Puschelberg of Kitchener, sisters Martha Miller of Edmonton, Ruby Liedtke of Stratford and Doreen (Eric) McFadden of Stratford, sister-in-law Bonnie Puschelberg of Stratford and 20 nieces and nephews and their families.


ZIMMER, Robert Ross  -  At age 76, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Robert was born in Stratford, son of the late Harold and Fannie (Adair) Zimmer and has lived here all his life.

Robert was a truck driver, being employed with Bulk Carriers, later at Marlette Homes and was employed at Perth Concrete for many years, retiring in 2005.

Beloved husband of Charlotte Elaine (McRae), whom he married September 25, 1970 in St. Marys. Loving father to Tracy Marston and husband Sam and Tammy Ford.


BRUBACHER, Earl - Suddenly, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 as a result of an accident, Earl Brubacher, in his 5th year.

Beloved son of Mark and Naomi (Frey) Brubacher of RR 2, West Montrose. Dear brother of Irene, Andrew, Joel, Alice, Jason, Calvin, Erma and Vera, all at home.

Survived by his paternal grandfather, Harvey Brubacher (died April 13, 2017), maternal grandparents Abner and Lena (Eby) Frey, and great-grandfather Elam Frey. Also remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins.


Carlton EdwardCARLTON, Edward (Ted) Cooper  -  Died on April 10, 2017, peacefully with loving family at his side, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Ontario aged 85.

Dearly beloved husband of Barbara (née Black) for over 60 years.

Predeceased by his brother, Richard and his son Tim. He will be greatly missed by his children Chris (Nga), Elizabeth (Gary), Ted (Mary) and Victoria (Anthony) and his daughter-in-law, Claudia. 'Granddad' to nine grandchildren - Matthew, Patrick, Claire, Olivia, Jane, Laura, Ellen, Alex and James.


MELITZER, Ronald William  -  (November 24, 1921 – April 10, 2017)  -  It is with great sadness that we announce Ron’s passing at his home in West Montrose.

Beloved husband of the late Veronica (2013).

Loving father of Wayne Melitzer, Cal Melitzer, Bev Wendland, and Diann Hollebrandse (John). Grandfather of Chad Melitzer, Tyler Wendland (Shineen Huque), Leslie Wendland (Justin Darling), Brad Hollebrandse (Shawna Brown), and Natasha Seftel (Brad). Great-grandfather of Cameron and Carter Melitzer, James and Isabelle Wendland, Lucas and Natalie Seftel, and Ezen Darling.


Lints WayneLINTS, Wayne Lints  -  At Stratford General Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2017, Mr. Wayne Howard Lints (aka Yard Dog) of Listowel, in his 63rd year. 

Husband of the late Debbie (Lamont) Lints. Dear father of Austin Lints. 

Son of Lorna Lints of Clifford, and the late Howard Lints. Brother of Dennis and Cheryl Lints of Brampton, JoAnne McKay and Bill McKay of Harriston, and Kevin and Mary Lou Loos of Clifford. Son-in-law of Marie Lamont of Wingham, and the late Harold Lamont. Brother-in-law of Glen Lamont of Wingham, Colin and Kathy Lamont of Listowel, David Lamont of Clinton, Donelda and Mike Eisenhofer of Kitchener, Donna Lamont of Wingham, Jack Lamont of Vancouver, BC, and Robert and Sue Lamont of Wingham.


Bain HenriettaBAIN, Henrietta Sarah "Reta" (nee BOTHWELL)  - 1929 - 2017  Passed away at her home at The Village of University Gates Waterloo on April 10, 2017 in her 88th year.

Loving and dedicated wife of Edwin Robert Bain of Waterloo. Dear mother of Eric Bain (Zulfikar Nathani) of Toronto and Trevor Bain (Connie van Oostveen) of Waterloo.

Special Grandma to Nathan and David Bain.

Fondly remembered by her brother Irvine Bothwell and her sister Jean Bothwell. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary Bothwell of Northern Ireland and her sisters Mary Elizabeth (May) Bothwell, Anna Hook and Margaret Greer.


Massie JillMASSIE, Jill  - 1931 - 2017  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, granny and sister, Jill Massie (nee Townsend) on April 10th.

In 1956, Jill made her own way to Canada from her hometown in Yorkshire and never looked back.

She was a bright, caring person who loved walking on Florida beaches, watching her grandchildren grow up, reading and mastering cryptic crosswords.


Hoffman DrFredHOFFMAN, Dr. Fred Anthony  -  It is with profound grief that the Hoffman family announces the sudden passing of Fred Hoffman, beloved and dedicated husband of Shirley Georgina Kyle for 60 years (July 13, 1957).

Dearest father of Anthony (Tania Klimasko), Mark (Susan Adsetts), Elizabeth (Dave Matthews) and Jane. Cherished Grandpa of Clayton, Walker, Kyle, Haley, Katharine and Erin.

Adoring lifelong companion of 'Winnie', his German Shorthaired Pointer.


From NormanFROM, Norman Paul  -  Passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Guelph General Hospital surrounded by loved ones after a battle with lung cancer. 

Norm From in his 81st year, leaves behind his dear wife of 62 years, Agnes (Bunny) Bush.

Loving father to Laurie, Julie, Jeff (Joan), Rick (Karen), Steve (Gaelle) and Kate.  Proud Grandfather to Cheryl (Jeff), Theresa, Derek, Darby, Christopher, Jeremy and Great Grandfather to Olivia. Special mention to niece Breann (David) of Ireland. Norm was brother to Linda Eaton and Brenda Davis, predeceased in death by parents Paul and Jean, siblings Rosalyn, Gloria and Dennis.


MacKenzie ShirleyMACKENZIE, Shirley Cumming (Grice)  -  Passed away at Royal Terrace, Palmerston on Monday, April 10, 2017 in her  92nd year.

Shirley was the wife of the late Grant MacKenzie, and dear mother of Mark MacKenzie and his partner Candace Owens of R.R. 3, Clifford, Kim MacKenzie and his wife Cheryl of Mount Forest, and Mary Ellen McCoag and her husband Neil of Port Rowan.

Remembered by her grandchildren Rob and Lizzy MacKenzie of West Grey, Shayne and Stacey MacKenzie of Drayton, Lisa and Paul McGarroch of Innisfil, Leigh and Kaitlyn MacKenzie of Stoney Creek, Erin and Mike Buzsik of Waterford, Drew and Jessica McCoag of Fergus, Meghan and Mackay Trickett of Port Rowan, and Luke McCoag and Kansas Pickrell of Lindsay; and by her great-grandchildren Emma, Ava, Kayleigh, Ashten, Madison, Camryn, Harlen, Dayton, Calum, Cooper, Abigail, and Fergus.


Caldwell EricCALDWELL, Eric Garfield  -  At age 82, of Mitchell and formerly of Seaforth passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Beloved husband of Paulette Caldwell.

Dear father of Shelley Melanson (Sean). Loving grandfather of Alex and Noah. Proud owner of 'Snoozie' the Jack Russell.

Dear brother of Margaret Woodside and Betty Avery. Also surviving are his nieces and nephew.


PERROTT, Charles Frederick  -  Of Guelph, passed away after a brief illness at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2017, in his 89th year. Charles was born in Kincardine on September 23, 1928. 

Beloved husband for over 50 years of the late Irene (Dustow) Perrott (2005). 

Loving father of Ronald Perrott of London and Brian (Christine) Perrott of Georgetown. 

Dear brother of Kenneth (Hazel) Perrott of Kincardine. Also survived by nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brother Gordon (late Molly) Perrott (1986) and sister Audrey (Earnest) Murdoch (1998).


Tolmie MarieTOLMIE, Marie Magdalene  -  Died on April 10, 2017, a few minutes shy of her 100th birthday.

Predeceased by her husband Robert (1979).

Loving mother of Patricia (Didier Fiszel), Ellen, Lynn (Mike) Bebenek. Dear grandmother of Alejandra (Kevin), Natalia (Dan), Jake, Anna, Rob (Ashley), and great-grandchildren Simone, Harper, Cecilia.

Predeceased by siblings Margaret Schnarr, Joseph Schnarr and Frances Carter.


Muranko WandaMURANKO, Wanda (Lutat)   –  Passed away at her residence on April 10, 2017 at the age 86.

Beloved wife of the late Emil Muranko.

Loving mother of Reinnie (Darlene) and David (Bernadette). Cherished mother-in-law of Sharon Muranko. Proud grandmother of Charlie (Erica), Laura (Shawn), Starr (Jhaimy), Amber (Jared), Cheryl (Jenessa), Matthew (Carling) and Kimberly (Eric). Lovingly remembered by her great-grandchildren; Michael, Tori, Dylan, Taylor, Nick, Carter and Quinn.


Giovinazzo VincentGIOVINAZZO, Vincent  -  Passed away peacefully with his son at his side, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. 

Beloved husband of the late Elena (2010). Loving father of Michael and his wife Marion. 

Dear brother of Matilde (late Domenico), Isabella (Salvatore), Piero, Diego and the late Francesca, Angela, Francesco, Maria (late Francesco), and Angelo. Survived by sister-in-law Anna. 


Pandurevic DraganPANDUREVIC, Dragan  -  Passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Sunday April 9, 2017, at the age of 49 years. 

Survived by his wife Jadranka, children Stefan and Sara, brother Zeljko (Milanka) and nieces Branka and Danka. 

Predeceased by his parents Luka and Petra. 


HOUSTON, Matthew  -  Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his home, at the age of 78.       

Predeceased by his loving wife Cathy Houston. Cherished father of Brian, Carol (Richard), and Sandra. Beloved grandfather of Michelle (Paul) who was like a daughter to Matthew, Ashley (Warren), Gina      (Toby), Keith, Jeffrey, Michael, James, and Stacey, as well as nine great grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by his brothers and sister, nieces, nephews and extended family in Scotland, England and Canada.


MARTIN, Floyd  -  It is with deep sadness that we announce his passing on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the age of 80 years. As we mourn our loss, we also rejoice that he is reunited with his beloved wife, Doreen, who passed away December 22, 2016.

Dear father of Sharon (Mark) Bauman of St. Jacobs, Susan (Bruce) Brubacher of Elmira, and Marilyn (Paul) Leis of Elmwood.

Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Dave (Crystal) Bauman, Michael (Alli) Bauman, Josh (Trin) Brubacher, Janna (Mark) Brubacher Greco, Brandon Leis, and Kristin Leis; and his great-grandchildren: Grayson, Georgia, Patrick, Sage, Nicholas, and Matthew.


Felkar AudreyFELKAR, Audrey  -  At Caressant Care on Monday, April 10, 2017, Ms. Audrey Pearl Felkar of Listowel, and formerly of Atwood, in her 87th year.

Beloved mother of Victor and Betty Ludwig of Milverton, Susan and Tim Dussome of Vancouver, BC, Beth Hilpert of Listowel, Rodger Ludwig of Waterloo, and Sandi and Lyle Biesinger of Listowel. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 

Sister of Joyce and Murray Shiell of Palmerston, Ivan Felker of Kitchener, and Blanche and Bill Querengesser of Panama City Beach, Florida.


Oswald KennethOSWALD, Kenneth Oscar 'Ken'  -  Passed away peacefully with his beloved family by his side at K-W Campus of Grand River Hospital on Sunday, April 9, 2017, four days before his 89th birthday.

Ken is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolly (Marlene) (nee Geisel); his children, James (Janet Stinson), Jane, Robert (Jennifer Clayfield), David (Barbara), Bill (Lisa Sali-Oswald); grandchildren, Madeleine, Hailey, Margaret, Nicholas, Carter, and Eva; sister, Jean Piper; brother, John (Shirley); and brother-in-law, Ed Kubu. Ken will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews, members of the Geisel family, friends, and neighbours.


Munro LorraineMUNRO, Lorraine  -  Peacefully, at her home, at the age of 81. Lorraine left us to join Ian, the love of her life and husband of 56 years, who predeceased her in 2011. While this great lady will be mourned by all, their reunion will be sweet.

Lorraine was born in Sault Ste. Marie and lived in the Soo, Wawa, and in Waterloo, where she and Ian raised their five children. Her family was the center of her life. She worked in retail, and as an electronics technician at Electronic Craftsmen, NCR and Corman Industries. She enjoyed gardening, reading, exploring Canada and visiting with family. Lorraine was a superb cook, who was particularly famous for her apple pies. Her wisdom, love, and humour will be missed.


Laughlin JohnLAUGHLIN, John Wesley  -  Passed away at the Palmerston Hospital of Sunday, April 9, 2017 following a short illness.

Husband of Shirley Laughlin and the late Barbara (1975). Father of Tim Laughlin (Leanne Rohr). Grandfather of Sam and Ethan.

John is survived by sisters Margaret Wittich, Mary(Dave) Melitzer, Dorothy(Roger) Wilson, brother Lorne(Diane) Laughlin, brother-in-law Bernie Campbell and sister-in-law Jean Laughlin. He will be sadly missed by Bernie Yakabuskie, Wayne Hergert, all his many in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends.


Kowk RichardKOWK, Richard Howard (Rick) - Passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 63.

Beloved husband of Rae Kowk.

Loving father of Robert Nancarrow (Brenda), Sandra Nancarrow and Andrea Kowk. Cherished Papa of Kathleen (Rory), Rebecca (Dan) and great-papa of Sebastian and Christian.

Dear brother of Joanne Grisdale, Bill Kowk (Jane) and Kerry-Lynn Ryder (Bob). Brother-in-law to Patricia Murphy and Ian Paterson. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.