CUNNINGHAM, Roy Patrick – Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at age 67.
Beloved husband of Alison Cunningham (nee Howe); loving father of David (Becky), Steven (Natalie), and Julie (Ian).
Cherished Gramps of Devyn, Jack, Mallory, and Joey. Dear brother of Elaine and brother-in-law of Lynn (Ade).
BARNA, Albert 'Al' Victor - Passed away peacefully on April 5, 2017, with family by his side, at Parkwood Mennonite Home in his 84th year.
Predeceased by youngest son Peter (1986). Survived by loving wife of 58 years, Marlene (Brush) and sons Paul (Karen), Terry (Lynne), Glenn (Suzanne).
Sadly missed by grandchildren Michele (Steven) Maly, Ashley Clarke, Kaitlin (Tim) Scott, Benjamin, Rachel, Christian, Lauren, and Madison Barna, as well as great-grandchildren Olivia, Fiona, Amelia and Emmett.
CASEY, Hilda Mary Judith 'Judy' (nee Currie) - On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in her 92nd year.
Predeceased by her husband Gerald Lloyd Casey (2002); survived by her dear children Bill Casey (Juanita) Pembroke, ON; Ken Casey (Elaine) Lower Sackville, NS; Allan Casey (Lois) Tillsonburg, ON; Linda Saulnier (nee Casey) Kensington, PEI; Susan Casey of Guelph, ON and Ellen Hillen (Wally) Guelph, ON.
Also survived by her dear sister Gerda (Mickey) Brown of Souris, PEI and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents William Bruce Currie and Lizabeth Currie (nee Gray).
HECKTUS, Kenneth Edward - (Longtime Employee - JM Schneider; Usher - Kitchener Auditorium; Courtesy Driver - Toyota) - Passed away quietly with family by his side on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 88.
Beloved husband of Anita (nee Kempel) for 63 years.
Loving father of Wayne, Michael (Vicki) and Kim (Trevor Ludolph). Proud 'Poppa' of Jessica (Mike), Courtney, Tyler, Jordan and great grandfather of Kaydence and one on the way.
YOUNG, Doris Elizabeth (nee Shantz) - Passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 87.
Beloved wife of the late Robert Young. Much loved mother of Debbie (Bill), Kim (Ken) and Mark (Carol). Proud grandma of Caitlin (Jonathan), John, Emily, Mack, Emma and Abbey.
Predeceased by her parents Nelson and Doranda Shantz, sisters Arlene and Nelda, and brothers Howard, Floyd and Robert.
McEWEN, Berniece – Of Route 3 Monkton, passed away surrounded by the love of her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at the age of 78.
Berniece was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton. She enjoyed knitting and reading and was a Monkton Wildcat, Monkton Muskrats, Toronto Maple Leaf and Toronto Blue Jay fan. She worked for many years at the former Mary’s Truck Stop in Monkton. Berniece lovingly supported her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in whatever endeavor they undertook.
Beloved wife of Doug McEwen whom she married in 1958.
BOLDT, Bryan Edward - Unexpectedly but peacefully, Bryan Boldt passed away in his home in Kitchener on April 4, 2017.
Bryan is survived by his parents Ed & Marg of Kitchener; son Matt (Lindsay) of Ottawa; son Tyler (Haley) of Calgary; grandchildren Ava, Charlie and James of Ottawa; sister Wendy (Ed) of Ephrata, USA; niece Emily of Ephrata, USA; and sister-in-law Edith of Calgary. Bryan will be dearly missed by all.
Bryan was predeceased by his brother Bernie, who passed away from cancer in 2009.
MARTIN, Urias B. - (September 7, 1936 – April 4, 2017) - Passed away peacefully at his home, RR 3, Listowel (Dorking), in his 81st year.
He was predeceased by his first wife Marion (Frey) Martin. Husband of Melinda (Weber) Martin. Father of James and Erma Martin of RR 1, Wallenstein, Vera and Viola Martin of RR 3, Listowel. Survived by seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Also survived by his sisters Lovina Brubacher of Mine Centre, Ellen (Simeon) Martin of RR 3, Listowel, Annie (Harvey) Martin, and Lena Martin, all of RR 2, Elmira, sister-in-law Mildred Martin, and brothers Clarence (Erla) of RR 3, Listowel and Mahlon (Erma) Martin of RR 1, Gorrie.
COOK, Roy William - Peacefully in his sleep after a short illness at the Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Roy Cook of Gadshill in his 92nd year.
Roy will be sadly missed by his brother John Cook (Hazel), his nieces and nephews; Earl Cook, Marg Sonier, Randy Cook, Carol Cook-Dawson, Shelly Cook and their families as well as his close friend Shirley Dyet.
Predeceased by his parents David Cook and Annie Foerster and his brother Norman Cook (the late Violet).
BLACKMORE, 'Bill' Albert William - Passed away peacefully at Innisfree House, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the age of 75.
Reunited with his loving wife of 44 years, Gayle Blackmore.
Devoted dad of Kim (Kevin) MacDougall and Scott Blackmore. Proud poppy of Joshua (Christine) and Hope MacDougall.
CHESSMAN, Dale Sylvia (Lewis) - (December 7, 1938 - April 4, 2017) - Of London, in her 78th year, went home to the arms of her lord and saviour, Jesus Christ.
Beloved wife and best friend of Jerry for 58 fantastic, wonderful years. Loving mother to Jacqueline, Jennifer (deceased 2014) (Tom), and Jill (Dino). Best ever grandma and candy supplier to Jordan, Jerrie, Logan, Lawson, Perrie, Presley and Pearl.
DEFOREST, Alan - Of Guelph, passed away at his home with family by his side on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in his 63 year.
Beloved husband and best friend of Heather for 34 years.
Dear father of Alan Martin, Nicole (Troy) Breese. Loving grandfather of Austin, Lauren, Summer, Evan, Aaliyah, Avery.
MORGENSON, Donald Frederich - (Professor Emeritus) - Passed away at home on Tuesday April 4, 2017, surrounded by family. A most loved husband, father, uncle, friend, teacher, and mentor who will be remembered for his gentle spirit, his enchantment, his strong unwavering moral compass and his love of teaching. Both a public and private man, Don was equally at home in a classroom of hundreds of students as he was spending many solitary hours in the library and in the quiet of his home with family.
Don will be deeply missed by his wife Leslie, his children Melissa of Louisville Kentucky, Gretchen (and Paul) of New York City, Matthew (and Kayla) of Waterloo. He is mourned by grandchildren Cara, Gina and Conor, great grandchildren Kathleen and Helen, brother in law Michael Wiegand and his wife Brenda and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
BAHAT, Vlado - Passed away at Lisaard House on Monday April 3, 2017 at the age of 66.
Beloved husband of Helen for 40 years.
Loving father of Lesley McWaters (Mike), Linzi Bahat and Paul Bahat. Proud 'Deda' of Nevyn, Ethyan, Alexis, Michael, Kaiden and Carena.
Dear brother of Stjepan Bahat (Nada), Slavko Bahat (Katica), Mira Svetic (Stjepan) and Branka Maldini.
IOANNOU PAVLOU, Maria - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of family on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Columbia Forest Long Term Care at the age of 105.
Beloved wife of the late Ioannis Pavlou.
Dear mother of Aristides Ioannou (Josie), Kyriacos Ioannou (Yvonne). Yiayia to John (Elizabeth), Lawrence (Sarah), Andreas (Vicky) and Maria Lauer (Paul). Maria will be missed and remembered by her 9 great-grandchildren.
BROUWERS, Gerrit - At age 87, passed away peacefully at his residence on April 3, 2017. He was born in Beneden, Leeuwen, The Netherlands, son of the late Gerardus and Jacoba (Van Os) Brouwers.
In 1955 he married Ann Van Herwynen in Holland. They set sail for Canada where they enjoyed 60 wonderful years of marriage prior to Ann's passing in 2015.
Gerrit is survived by his children Gary Brouwers, Mary Dawson (Ted), Jacqueline Brouwers-Cunliffe (Mark), Teresa Saunders and Eleanor Phillips. Loving Opa to his grandchildren Madeline Dawson, Kaycee Brouwers, Dean Cunliffe, Natalie and Christopher Phillips and Garrett Saunders. Also survived by 2 brothers and a sister in Holland.
BEAVERS, Nola Lorene - At age 81, of London and formerly of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Victoria Hospital on April 3, 2017. Nola was born in Teeterville, Ontario, daughter of the late Harold and Iva (Malcolm) Attlebery.
Beloved wife for 60 years of Gladwin.
Loving mother of Sylvia Cattrysse (Dave), Barry Beavers (Jennifer), Scott Beavers, Laurie Bodin (Don). Grandmother of Jeff Cattrysse (Andra George), Allison Dekroon (Tony), Chris Beavers (Kyla Schneider), Meghan Beavers, Erin Beavers, Kayla Bodin (Chris Higgins), Mark Bodin and great grandmother of Keith and Jeff Dekroon, Chloe and William Higgins.
O'NEILL, Joanne Marie - After a courageous battle with cancer, Joanne O'Neill has sadly passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the age of 73.
Joanne was a selfless, loyal, and loving person. She was beautiful inside and out. She enjoyed crafting, knitting, and gardening, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Joanne will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Charlie, her children Janice (Doug), Michael (Lori), and Sean (Meredith), her grandchildren Brendon (Stephanie), Cameron, Dillon (Karleigh), Carly (Ryker), Jack, and Heather, and her precious great-grandson Declan.
McCAFFREY, Patricia Mary - Passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, April 3, 2017, at the age of 58.
Beloved wife of Lee for 25 years.
Loving mother of Kevin and Connor. Dear sister of John Huggins (Mildred Rowan), Barbara Duffy (Peter) and Laurie Huggins (Tom Hayhurst).
She is predeceased by her parents Marguerite (nee Carmody) and Bernard Huggins. Pat will also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
ELLIG, Gerald 'Gerry' - Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Grand River Hospital, in his 87th year.
Gerry was the beloved husband and best friend of the late Leona (2016) for over 62 years.
Cherished father of Betty (Steve) Diebold, Rick (Maureen) Ellig, Debbie (Mike) Perry, and Brenda (Geoff) Pasher. Adored grandfather of Ashton (James), Matt, Jillian, Brooke, Becca, Tyler, and Alex.
SHAFER, Joyce Delores - Passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017.
Beloved wife of Brian Shafer for 52 years.
Loving mother of Shelley(Dan) Klapwyck and Sonny(Danielle) Shafer. Nana to Jaclyn(Brydon), Melissa, Kelsie, Ben and Leah. Special Great Nana to Tatum, Cooper, Ebony and Piper.
Joyce is survived by her brothers Ken(Cindy) and Larry(Judy) Stoutenburg and sister-in-law Mary Jean Stoutenburg. She is predeceased by her sister Victoria and brothers Ivan, David, Clifford and Harry.
WAGLER, Kerry Ann - Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 50.
Beloved wife of John for over 28 years.
Loving mom to Amanda (Jason) Lane and RJ Wagler. Cherished Nana to Kaitlyn Lane.
Survived by her parents Norma and Richard Smith and siblings Douglas Halley, Lisa Dobney and Norman 'Butch' (Lisa) Smith.
WEISMILLER, Leita May (nee Swyers) - Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the age of 84.
Loving mother of Anne McDivitt (Howard Winston), Joan Brent (Ron), Lynn Mercer (Rick), Lana Weismiller (Greg Donnell) and Mary Saunders (Dave). Proud 'Grandmom' of Derek (Alicia), Hayley (Geoff), Laura (Jonathan), Bradley (Anna), Amy, Lindsay, Jenna, Krystal (Nick), Tyler (Jill), Cole and Kyle. 'Great Grandmom' of Jack, Olive, Ryan, Joseph, Will, Maddox and Mason.
Greatly missed by her longtime special friend Otto Bockelkamp and 'scrabble-mate' Pat Murthick.
BACH, Myrna Evelyn (Ament) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 2, 2017, in her 89th year at Trinity Village Nursing home.
Beloved wife of the late William Bach (2008) of Waterloo. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Hilda Ament of Linwood and her brother Glenn Ament (Mary).
Loving Mother of predeceased son Glen Bach (Bev), and survived by daughters Gail Kaufman (Bill) and Bonnie Morrissey (Colin).
PITTS, James Edward - Of Ayr passed away at Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the age of 90.
Beloved husband of 61 years to Maureen (nee Stout).
Loved father of Melanie House (husband John), Kevin Pitts (Kim), Adam Pitts (Rose), Amanda Pitts; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by brother-in-law Bryan Stout and family.
KRAAL, Margaret Grace - At age 90, of Mitchell passed away peacefully at the Mitchell Nursing Home on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Peter Kraal (2004).
Dear mother of Marilyn Koot (Willy) and Ed Kraal (Rose). Loving grandmother of Nathan Koot (Taylor), Josh Koot (Amber), Dan Kraal (Seyra) and Lisa Kraal (Michael). Cherished great grandmother of Ava & Brayah.