Waterloo

 

Keller JustinaKELLER, Justina Maria (Dina)  -  Passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. Andrew's Terrace, Cambridge at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late Gunter Keller (2008).

Loving mother of Ray (Effie), Walter, Carmen Habermehl (the late Al, 2012) and Ralph (Carol). Cherished grandmother of Rachel Krueger (Matt), Scott Habermehl (Moe), Chad Habermehl, Amanda Habermehl (Chris), Brian (Maria) and Shawna Dudley (Kevin) and great-grandmother of 7.

 

Bezpaly DymitroBEZPALY, Reverend Dymitro Bezpaly – Passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017 in his 92nd year.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Alma (nee Baier) in 2007. 

Loving father of Tony (April), Vera Long (John), Danny (Rose), Gini Charlton (Dale), Lydia Lantz, Paul (Bev) and Annie Ropp (Larry). He will be missed by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

 

Schilder GerdaSCHILDER, Gerarda 'Gerda' Christina  -  At age 94, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Ritz Lutheran Villa (Mitchell).

Wife of 41 years to the late Michel Schilder of Stratford.

Loving mother of Brian Schilder and his wife Andrea of Stratford. Step grandmother to both Peter Schilder, his wife Gerda, their daughter Hanja and the soon to arrive Peter Gerrit; and Dewald Schilder, his wife Janice and daughters Skyla and Amy, all in South Africa. Special friend and ‘mom’ to Lise Desrochers of Toronto.

Aunt to Tina, Ellis, Margreet, Ton, and Marjolein in the Netherlands, and many grand nieces and nephews and their children. Predeceased by her sister Joop, her brother in law Ton, and her niece Nel.

 

SZEMAN, Stephen Alexander  -  With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Stephen Alexander Szeman on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the age of 70. 

Stephen loved to golf and he loved having a pet dog, first Bootsie, then Muffie. He was the most kind-hearted gentleman you could ever meet. As a proud member of AA, Stephen knew the value of having a support system in his community. Because of this, he was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked.  

Stephen was predeceased by his parents, Magdolna and Michael Seman, and his beloved wife Edna (February, 2015). 

 

Mak LanMAK, Lan Sin  -  Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Mennonite Home, Waterloo on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the age of 98.

Survived by a son (Richard) Chuen Wai Mark, daughter-in-law (Tammy) Ming Chow Mark and grandson Simon Joey Mark.

Predeceased by her husband Sik Chong Mak.

 

DINSMORE, Elva 'Jean' (nee McMillan)  -  It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Dinsmore announce her passing on Thursday May 4,  2017 at Park Lane Terrace, Paris at the age of 86 years.

Jean was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church, the  Royal Canadian Legion Branch #500, Lynden.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Willis Dinsmore (2012) after 63 years of Marriage; loved mother of Robert Wayne Dinsmore. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

Gingrich ArthurGINGRICH, Arthur  -  With saddened hearts we announce that Arthur Gingrich of Cupids Crossing, NL (formerly of Elmira, ON) entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in his 67th year, after a short battle with leukemia.

Leaving behind with fond memories, his loving wife and best friend Lorraine (nee Neil), sons Kirby (Sandra) and Kevin (Shannon), five precious grandchildren Brady, Karli, Joshuah, Tyler, and Cody, all of Elmira, and step-daughter Aimee Holmes of Toronto.

Remembered by his three brothers Howard (Selina) of Elmira, Stan (Heather) of Gloucester, and Floyd (Marilyn) of Elmira, and his sister Martha (James) Martin of Alma, as well as many nieces and nephews. Arthur was predeceased by his parents Enos and Elizabeth Gingrich and a stillborn brother.

 

West PeterWEST, Peter Harlowe  -  Passed away peacefully, with family by his side on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Hospice Wellington Guelph, in his 88th year. 

Beloved husband of Doreen Walker for 8 years. 

Loving father to Anne West (Scott), Michael West (Sue), Lynn De Melo (Tom) and Janice Chin (André) and step-father to Nigel Walker and Amanda Walker (Tony). Proud grandpa to Trevor (Agnes), Amanda, Jeffrey, Jessica, Justin (Courtney), Cole, Evan, Krista (Justin), Keegan (Ashley), Kaitlin, Ebony and Shelby. 

 

Brodrecht CollinBRODRECHT, Collin Christopher  -  Passed away as a result of complications of a heart attack on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 44.

Beloved husband of Diana (nee Katavic) Brodrecht for 11 years. Dear father of Mya and Nolan. Collin will also be missed and remembered by his daughter Rebecca Timmings. 

Dear son of Maryann Brodrecht and the late Larry. Dear brother of Kerry Brodrecht and Oliver Brodrecht.  Dear son-in-law of Regina Katavic and the late Mate. Collin is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 

Langill GeneLANGILL, Gene Arthur  -  Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 59.

Beloved husband of the late Charlotte A. Langill (nee Williamson). Loving father of Adrian and Jennifer Langill. Proud 'Papa' of Emily, Brody, Blake, Kailee and Ryker.

Well loved son of Keith and Fay Langill. Dear brother of Doug Langill, Heather Williams (Ian), and Colleen Millar. Sadly missed by his faithful companion Maggie.

 

Duarte EuniceDUARTE, Eunice Maria  -  (February 5, 1940 – May 4, 2017)  -  Mom taught us unconditional love and nothing brought a bigger smile to her face than family and the joy of holding a new baby. Born in Flamengos, Azores, Portugal she came to Canada in 1963 with her husband and three young daughters. 

Survived by her husband, Mauricio De Melo Duarte of 57 years and her daughters, Lilia (Joe) Figueiredo, Maria (Peter) Batista, Helia Leslie, Arlene (Marcel) Guenard, Elizabeth (Ron) Tancredi, and her son, Dean (Carmel) Duarte. Eunice was predeceased by her youngest daughter, Lisa Maria Duarte, in 1999. 

She is also survived by her sole surviving sister, Liduina De Vargas, sisters-in-law, Arminda Pinheiro, Bonnie Pinheiro and brothers-in-law, Guilherme Da Rosa, Gabriel Duarte, Jose Duarte and Ruben Duarte and their families.

 

PACHECO, Gilberto 'Gil'  -  Passed away at Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the age of 53 years. 

Loving father of Melissa Evans (Andrew) of Breslau. Dear Vuvu of Olivia. 

Beloved son of Eduarda and the late Abilio Pacheco. Survived by his siblings Filomena Rego (Mario), Tony     Pacheco, Lucy Soucie (Paul), Elizabeth Hurley (Dom), David Pacheco (Ana), Michael Pacheco and Billl Pacheco and by many nieces and nephews.

 

Rousseau AdrienROUSSEAU, Adrien Joseph  -  Passed away peacefully with his daughter at his side on May 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Beloved husband of Claudette (née Guenette) Rousseau for 57 years.

Loving father of Daniel Rousseau and Lynn (Yvan) Couture. Cherished grandfather of Samantha and Zachary Couture.

Dear brother of Thérèse (Rhéal) Vereault, Jacqueline Rousseau, and Rhéal (Thérèse) Rousseau. Predeceased by his parents.

 

Krysciak TadeuszKRYSCIAK, Tadeusz  -  'Don’t worry. Be happy.'  Favourite words from an amazing dad. In his early days, Ted’s family survived seven years in a WWII labour camp. After re-attending school, Ted earned a master’s degree in photography and it was there that he met a young art student, Suzanna. Legend has it that he planned his wedding after just one dance. This June would’ve marked their 62nd wedding anniversary. The young couple took time to explore their homeland from the vantage of a motorcycle before launching a partnership in the photography business.

In 1965, Canada called, and with three kids in tow, the young family emigrated from Poland and finally settled in Waterloo.In his own words, he called it 'A perfect life', and on May 4, 2017, Ted departed on his next adventure. He was 88 years young.

 

Hatch LawrenceHATCH, Lawrence William 'Larry'  -  Passed away at Lisaard House on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the age of 68 years. 

Beloved husband of Pamela Meadus. Loving father of Roger(Jen), Robert and Kelly(Tony). 

Cherished Poppy of Jessica, Jordan, Riley, Bryson, Seth, Kyle, Alysha, Chantelle and to great grandson Bentley. 

Survived by his siblings Bride, Ruth, Marcella, Madonna (Gord), Judy (Wesley), Carol (Randy), Randy (Trish), Ray, Wayne and David (Phyllis).

 

Kukuric RobertKUKURIC, Robert  -  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert Kukuric. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and friends at St. Mary's Hospital.

Beloved son of Mato & Eva, loving father of Hailey, brother Gabe (predeceased 2017), sister-in-law Wendy, niece Grace, uncles Zvonko and Vladimir, aunt Georgina (Australia), girlfriend Heather, loving cousins Malita, Andrea, Natalie, and Johnny & Emily both living in Australia.

Rob's loving heart will be greatly missed.

 

Neves AugustoNEVES, Augusto  -  Passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at peopleCare A.R. Goudie at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of Lucia for 63 years.

Loving father of Maria (Joseph), Elizabeth (Fernando), Nelson (Angele), Roger (Anne) and the late Jose Alberto (Filomena). Proud grandfather of Tony (Melissa), Daniel, Joseph (Rachel), Nicole (Toze), Joey (Kim), Natalia, Adam, Alex, Marissa (Greg), Melanie, David and Michelle. Great-grandfather of Dominic, Gabriella, Ethan, Brianna, Oliver, Jacob and Mateo.

 

Schwartz JaelSCHWARTZ, Jael Karine  -  With great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Jael on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the age of 35.

Loving mother of Dante and Damon Duval (father Joel Duval).

Beloved daughter of Mark Schwartz and Carol Schwartz (nee Bechtel). Beloved stepdaughter of Lisa Weber (Uwe). Beloved sister of Jessie-Lee Grigat (James-Erik), Nathan Schwartz (Anneliese), Lindsay Schwartz (Nick Fuendling), and Jared Schwartz (Sara). Loving aunt to Camden, Ryley, Kira, and Adyson Grigat, Ezekiel Schwartz, and Morgan and Reuben Schwartz.

 

Zancai RacheleZANCAI, Rachele (nee Zaina)  -  Passed away peacefully with family by her side at The Westmount Long Term Care on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Erminio Zancai (2015).

Loving mother of Renato (Darlene) and Rose Suljak (Branco). Cherished Nonna of Christine Joseph (Crawford), Jamie Zancai, Jennifer and Stephanie Suljak and great-grandmother of Avery and Ashley.

Survived by sisters Maria Marson and Regina Moretti both of Italy. Predeceased by brothers Domenico, Guilio, Benito and Mario Zaina and by her sister Elena Raffin.

 

Kipfer LyleKIPFER, Lyle Irvin  -  At age 77, of Stratford, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his side at the Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Beloved husband of 56 years to Helen Kipfer (nee Smith).

Loving father of Wendy Haldane, Kim (Dana) Maxwell, Michele Bailey and Kevin (Lesley) Kipfer. Grandpa to Caitlin (Justin) Wright, Jared (Victoria) Haldane, Jazz (Chris) Walmsley, Jesse (Dora) Bailey, Dylan (Carly) Bailey, Brent Kipfer (Franny Aitcheson), Tia Kipfer (Jordan Visser), Jason Kipfer (Nicole McIntosh), Alie, Jade and Hailey Maxwell (Ethan Smith). Great Grandpa to Vaughn Wright, Neve, Ava and Clay Walmsley and Emilia Haldane.

 

Grover HattieGROVER, Hattie (nee WEBSTER)  - April 20, 1925 - May 3, 2017

Hattie died peacefully at Lanark Heights Long Term Care in Kitchener.

She is lovingly remembered by her son, David (Jeanne) and daughter, Judy; her granddaughters, Andrea and Amy; her four great- grandchildren; her brothers, Edmund, Ralph, Victor and Bruce; and her sister, Mary Woods.

Predeceased by her husband, Calvin Grover and sister, Margaret Smith. The family is grateful to all of the staff of Lanark Heights for their loving care.

 

Matkowski WalterMATKOWSKI, Walter  -  Passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 87.

Father of Ola von Richter and her husband Ken Reid and Ina and her husband Brian Wilhem. Long time friend of Janet Schumacher. Opa of David and his wife Kristy, Michael and his wife Amanda, Craig. And great-grandfather to Oscar.

Gone but not forgotten.

 

Vinski NikolaVINSKI, Nick (Nikola)  -  Passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at the age of  61.

Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Quantz). Loving father to Kerri Quantz (Peter), Mark Vinski (Jessica) and Matthew Vinski (Christine). Papa will be remembered by his little sweetie, Emilia.

Dear brother of Frank (Lynn) and Joe (Pauline). Remembered by his mother-in-law, Colleen Drier. He will be remembered by his nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Josip and Kata Vinski.

 

Skowron MarieSKOWRON, Marie WandaPassed away peacefully at Nithview Community, New Hamburg on Tuesday May 2, 2017.

Marie was born 87 years ago in Suwalki, Poland and was the daughter of the late Adam and Eva Abramowski.

Beloved wife of the late Emil Mattheus Skowron who predeceased her June 24, 1994. Loving mother of Reynold (Kathryn) Skowron of New Hamburg, Klaus Skowron of Baden, Erica Skowron (Simon Cole) of Prince George, BC. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Chloe Skowron and Ronnie Skowron.

 

Bender MaryBENDER, Mary Margaret  -  At age 95, passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on May 2, 2017. She was born in Stratford, June 15, 1921, daughter of the late Jack and Florence Bruckshaw.

She was predeceased by her husband Stanley Bender, by a son William David Bender and by a sister Nellie Wray.

Survived by a daughter Donna and James Dougherty, St. Marys, her first husband Laverne Daum, Stratford; three grandchildren Thomas Daum and Jane of Stratford, Tamara Livingston of Brampton, Terrance and Carmel Daum, Stratford. She has 11 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.

 

Deforrest JayDEFORREST, Jay Robert  -  At age 72, of Stratford passed away peacefully with family by his side on May 2, 2017. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, son of the late H. Stanley and June A. DeForrest.

Loving father of Lisa Metivier (Allan), Donald DeForrest (Christina) and Douglas DeForrest.

Grandfather of Noelle and Liam Metivier, Julia and Megan DeForrest. Special Papa of. Abby, Simone (Josh), Raven (Dylan) and Serina.