RAYMER, Robert William - (August 26, 1945 – March 9, 2017) - It’s with sadness and relief that we share news of Bob’s passing at the age of 71. He lost his fight with cancer but triumphed in the end. After months of suffering, he died peacefully at home in Elmira. We held his hands and sang him home. He was surrounded by love and was ready to go, with no regrets.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Rev. I.D. and Ada Raymer. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Marilyn, and his children: Kari and Russell (Bishop), Jeffrey and Christine, and Jamie and Lynda. He will be lovingly remembered by his eight grandchildren: Rachel, Isobel, Evangelina, Emma, Ridge, Oakley, Kesler, and Henry.
He is also survived by his siblings: Don, Bonnie (Sawler), David, and John.
KRUSPE, Kathleen - Passed away peacefully at People Care A. R. Goudie, Kitchener on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the age of 99.
Predeceased by her parents, Anna and Ezra Kruspe and her two sisters, Hilda Kruspe and Ruth Lang.
Survived by her two beloved nieces; Judy Bond of Woodstock and Barbara Hall and her husband Bill of Waterloo. Aunt Betty will be greatly missed by her two nieces, five great-nieces and nephews, twelve great-great nieces and nephews and by her good friend Ruth-Ann Boos.
ABELL, Robert Carlton - At Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Bob of Wellesley in his 82nd year.
Beloved husband of Marion (nee Wightman).
Loving father of Bob and his wife Carmen, Betty Anne and her husband Randy Woods, Brian, Heather and her husband David Ellingwood and Paul and his wife Jenny. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Emily, Katie, Meghan, Twila, Annemarie, Graham, Aubary, Kiara, Maine, Erik, Vicktoria, his niece Bonnie, nephew Tim, brother-in law Ken Wightman and his wife Judy.
MORETTI, Angela (nee Veri) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Hospice Wellington, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in her 74th year.
Angie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her husband Carlo Marrocco; by her children, the late Gino and his wife Wendy, Steven and his wife Lisa, Remo and his wife Carrie Ann and Deni and his partner Claudia.
Angie was the cherished Nonna of Paul (Kaela), Brianna, Jaden and Brooke, and great-grandmother of Jaxon and Zackary.
BARBARO, Gus Joseph - Passed away peacefully, at Hospice Wellington, Guelph, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Gus J. Barbaro, in his 99th year, was the beloved husband of Pearl (Schmidt) Barbaro, after enjoying more than sixty-nine years of marriage.
In addition, he is survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sisters Anne, Margaret, Bessie, and Phyllis.
Gus was a Navy Veteran of WWII and retired from Armco Steel in Guelph.
ALGA, Irene Hildred - Of Clifford, passed away at Royal Terrace, Palmerston, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in her 99th year.
Irene Hildred (Robertson) Agla was the wife of the late Lyman Agla, mother of Leon Agla of Baxters Harbour, NS, Barbara and Philip Levine of Novato, California, and Sandra Agla of Paradise, NS., and mother -in-law of Marion Agla of Owen Sound.
Remembered by her grandchildren David Agla of Owen Sound, Adrian Agla of Paris, Dana and Mervyn Penfound of Harriston, Dawn and Shaun Perry of Chatsworth, Sarah Levine of New York and Michael Levine of Novato, California, by five great-grandchildren, two great-greatgrandchildren, and by her sister Ruby Albertson of Livonia, Michigan.
CODLIN, Marjorie Ann – The family of Marjorie Ann Codlin (née Hayward), in her 91st year, announce her peaceful passing at Westmount Gardens LTCC, London, on March 8, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Clarence (2004).
Loving mother of the late Debra Frost (2015) and her husband Rodney (2016). Cherished grandmother of David Frost ( Caitlin), Melissa Hunter ( Erin) and their children Connor and Joshua.
MACDONALD, Reta Jane - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Reta was formerly of Ripley and was born 89 years ago in Kincardine. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mabel (Emmerton) Cameron.
Beloved wife of the late Douglas MacDonald who predeceased her July 19, 2015.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sharyn & Don Campbell of New Hamburg and Dee & Randy Gratton of Stouffville. Loving grandmother of Chris (Kristy), Tracey (Jay), Michael (Anne-Marie), David (Jenn) and great-grandmother of Starryn, CJ, Avery, Chloe, Heidi, Lennon, Hailey and MacKenzie.
McGLONE, Catherine - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Wednesday, March 8, in her 83rd year.
Beloved wife of over 60 years to John.
Loved mother of Mary (Bill), John (Niki), Catherine (Cam), Leslie and Chris. Cherished grandmother of ten grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by many relatives both in Canada and Scotland.
GOLLINGER, Erika - (January 9, 1942 - March 8, 2017) - Passed away in her sleep. Born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1963 and was very proud to become a Canadian citizen.
Survived by her children, Martina Ruzicka (Alois), Michele Gollinger, Robert Gollinger, Carolyn Bickers (Scott MacDonald) and Nicole McIlveen (Ron). Loving Oma to Melanie Peters (Christian), Erinlee Gollinger, Eric Gollinger (Alexis Small), Jessica Bickers, Jared Bickers, Jake McIlveen and Cody McIlveen. New great Oma to Marla.
She will be missed by her many family and friends near and afar.
BOSSENCE, Terry - Terry Bossence, age 68, of Stratford passed away at his residence on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Born in Ingersoll, son of the late Robert (Marie Gaunt) Bossence and step father Alvin Gaunt. Predeceased by his wife Marilyn Stynick. Father of Paul Bossence and friend(Rose), Marc Bossence (Carrie Zettler), Matt Bossence (Ceairy) and Tara Bossence (Mark Prokopich).
Grandfather of Daniella, Nicholas, Summer, Casey, Penelope and Stephen.
WALLACE, Marion Pearl - At age 66, peacefully passed away on Tuesday March 7th, 2017 at Guelph General Hospital with her son at her side.
Marion worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, retiring from Co-operators in 2005. She enjoyed volunteering on the Provincial and National IODE Executive as secretary and treasurer as well as at other local organizations to support community programs.
Marion will be sorely missed by friends and family. She is survived by son Richard (Christin), granddaughter Brittyn, and brother David.
DICKINSON, Gary Walter - Of Guelph, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the age of 68.
Loved father of Lori (Tyson) Reiser and Alan Dickinson, and proud Grampy of Acadia. Dear brother of Ron and Tom (Mary), son of the late Mary and Walter.
Gary will be fondly remembered by his extended family, bowling teammates, golf buddies, friends at Tim’s, and the crew at Hook, Line and Sinker who kept him gainfully occupied during his retirement.
FINES, Erma V. (nee Bessey) – It is with great sadness that the family of Erma Fines announce her passing on March 7, 2017 at Hospice Wellington at the age of 92.
Predeceased by her husband Gordon (2003).
Her loss is mourned deeply by her daughter, Darlene Hodgson (Dale) and her son, Larry Fines (Trish). Also she will be dearly missed by grandchildren, Kory Hodgson (Daisy), Leanne Fines (Nguyen), Lisa Fines (Jeff), Pat Schnarr and Greg Schnarr (Carol). She also leaves behind great-grandchildren, Hailey, Cali, Maximus, Audrey, Evelyn and Damian.
RIORDAN, Adelaide Katherine (nee Toth) - Passed away at Grand River Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 with family by her side. Adelaide Katherine Riordan aged 80.
Adelaide was a member of St. Agatha RC Church.
Best friend and beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) Riordan. Loving mother to Richard (Chelene Angela Knight) of Vancouver and Paula Jacobi and her husband Neil of Waterloo.
WEST, Valerie Anne - Passed away suddenly with family by her side at Grand River Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the age of 70.
Loving mother of Tracy and her husband Gary Crouse. Proud Nana of Brittany and her husband Tim Hall. Great-Grandmother of Lily and Ryker.
Predeceased by her mother Lily West. Dear sister of Paul (Maureen), Frances and Barbara (in England). Sadly missed by her dear friend Kay.
DOIG, Margaret – Of Listowel, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at the age of 91.
Margaret enjoyed knitting, doing puzzles and spending time with her family.
Beloved wife of the late Stewart Doig who predeceased her in 1993. Loving mother of Mary Lou Goetz (Joe), Wayne (Kathy) and Jim (Cathy). Special grandma of Kim (Dean) and their children Dalen and Alexandra; Kevin (Amy); Korey (Natasha) and their children Cooper, Jake and Kamryn; Rob (Meghan) and their children Anne, Louis, Brennan; Ryan (Nicki) and their children Emily, Degan and Abbi; Lisa (Mat) and their children Liam and Blake; Kelly; and Abbie.
CHAPE, John Leyland - Passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the age of 86.
Beloved husband of Margaret Chape. Cherished father of Jane Fletcher (John), and Proud grandfather of Erika and Jared.
John will also be sadly missed by his sisters Norma Roberts (Gwyn) and Anita Chennels (Colin); his niece Stephanie Nikiforos; and his nephew Mark Deitz. Predeceased by his parents, George and Anne; his sister Loretta Deitz and his dog and wonderful friend, Winston.
WOODS, George Bruce - Passed away peacefully at his home on March 7 2017 at the age of 77.
George leaves behind his loving wife Muriel Woods nee: Hutchinson and their children Donna Raynard(Glenn) and Steven Woods(Janine nee:Bellamy) as well as grandchildren Trevor, Heidi, Curtis, Craig, Kaitlin and Jesse.
Also survived by His sister Mary Wilson(Jack), sister-in-law Simona Woods and Agnes Woods. Predeceased by his brothers Joe and John.
LANKOWSKI, Valerie Joan - After a 9 year long courageous battle with cancer, Val passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the age of 64.
Beloved wife of Thomas for 42 years. Loving mother of Sarah Cochrane (Adam), Peter Lankowski (Lisa) and Angela Lankowski. Proud Grandma of Nicole, Liam, Nolan, Isaac and Noah.
Daughter of Ruth and the late Stanley Teeter. Dear sister of Vicki (Terry), Kevin and Kim (Bob).
DAVIDSON, Sandra Elizabeth (nee Schafer) - Of Kitchener passed away peacefully at the Lisaard House on Monday, March 6, 2017 after an acute battle with Cancer.
Born in Kitchener to loving parents Claude and Violet, Sandy graduated from Victoria School of Nursing in 1967 and contributed significantly to the many nursing organizations here in the area. Mom spent nearly a lifetime of summers at the cottage with her family. An avid gardener, she turned most things to green; and has often commented that outside with flowers in bloom is where she found her true self. For the last four years she's focused on what she does best 'excelling at Nana.'
BECKNER, Dora - In loving memory, Dora (Hoffman) Beckner passed away peacefully March 6, 2017, at Parkwood Mennonite Home at the age of 87.
Dora has joined her mother Margaret Kraehling in heaven. She was predeceased by her parents, her husbands John Hoffman and Ward Beckner, as well as her son Kevin, she lost at birth.
She is deeply missed by her daughters Shirley (Paul) Nequest and Sharon (Brad) Mavin. She was a treasured grandmother to her five grandchildren Kevin (Lynn) Nequest, Darryl (Claire) Nequest, Jessica Mavin (Andrew), Kyle Mavin (Stefanie), and Todd Mavin (Aaron). She will be missed by her six great-grandchildren Ashley, Nathan, Tyler, Morgan, Liam, and Dylan.
STEWART, Frederick - It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of our dear husband, Dad and Grandpa at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the age of 79 years. Long time resident of Paris who moved to Waterloo 8 years ago.
Beloved husband to Janet (nee Wintermeyer), loving father to Al (Karen), Sandy Cochrane (John), and Linda Farmer (Don), cherished grandfather to Spencer, Sarah, Chad (Dani), Ben, Ryan (Jenn), Emilee (Nic), Julee (Dylan) and Natalee; great-grandchild Cassidy and Step-sons Shawn and Steven McNulty.
Survived by his brother Russell Stewart (the late Mary), (Betty), as well as many cousins nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife Gail (nee Johnson) of 41 years; parents Matilda and Sidney, and his 11 siblings and spouses.
EDER, Helmut 'Walter' - Passed away at Park Lane Terrace, Paris, Ontario, on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the age of 82 Years.
Beloved husband to Linda (nee Young), Loved father to Heidi Eder (Marc Lampron) and their children Robin, Paige and Laura; Steven Eder (Lauren) and their children Rhianne and Graeme and Karin Eder and her son Alec.
Survived also by his two sisters in Germany Irene Kolbe (Alfred) and Krista Dinter (the late Manfred) as well as extended family here and abroad. Predeceased by his parents Julius and Louise Eder (nee Scholtz).
COCKRAM, Brenda Joyce - Peacefully at her home in St. George on Monday, March 6, 2017 in her 80th year.
Predeceased by her husband Edward Cockram (2007) and much loved mother of Steven (Rennie), Gary (Teresa) and Lyndsey (Danny), and former daughter-in-law Patti.
Brenda leaves precious memories with her grandchildren Tyler, Natalie (Mahmoud), Samantha (Daniel), Meagan (Kris), Jordan (Allegra), Sarah, Corey, Rhian (Chadd), Zachary, Paisley and Brianne, and with her great grandchildren Pippa, Harlee and Nolan.
COOK, Ralph Henry - At age 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Spruce Lodge. Born in North Easthope Township, son of the late William J.D. and Barbara (Schmidt) Cook.
Loving husband of Violet (Cole) Cook.
Survived by his children Rona Wilson, Janet & Jim McNichol, Sherry & Leo Van De Wetering, Pete & Frieda Schellenberger, Debbie & Paul Moffatt, Wendy & Mike Holman and along with 21 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.