Sellars GavinSELLARS, Gavin (Red) Lyall  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, December 30th, 2017, in his 91st year.

Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Ann Lewis (Feb 2009).  

Loved father of Phyllis (Terry) Few. Janet (Darrell) Babcock and stepfather to Bill (Myrle) Spencer, Lori McMillan and Pattie Currie (Beth Denley). Loving grandfather of Eric, Sheila, Colin, Victoria, Byron, Craig, Matthew, Kristen and Teren.  Great grandfather of 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by a stepdaughter Terri Currie and a granddaughter Amanda Ainslie.


BambrickCramp JeanBAMBRICK (CRAMP), Jean Margaret  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Village of Riverside Glen on Saturday, December 30, 2017, in her 76 year. 

Loved mother of Ron Bambrick (Belinda) and Katharine Bambrick. Loving grandmother of Victoria (Zemar), Daniel and Kristin. Great grandmother of Zoe.   

Sister of Clair and predeceased by brother Edward.


Evans PatrickEVANS, Gerard Patrick Aloysius  -  (August 20th, 1926 – December 30th, 2017)  -  Peacefully in Guelph, Ontario in his 92nd year.

Gerard was the son of James, a school headmaster and Margaret (Campbell) of Lanarkshire, Scotland and was predeceased by his sister Marjory Stubbs.

Loving husband and generous provider to Moyra Ann (Braid), he was father to Christopher (Diane Brannigan, Lancaster), Richard (Sharon), Maureen (Colleen) and Andrew (Karen) and grandfather to Gregory Michael, James, Alison, Cameron, Alanna, Stephen and Michael (Stephanie).


Merkley JamesMERKLEY, James Rene Raymond  -  Passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Bev for 40 years. Loving Dad to Brian (Christine), David (Brittany), Michael, Richard and Robert. Cherished Papa to Isabella and Emily. Predeceased by his parents, Wilbert and Germaine.

James was a dedicated taxi cab owner/operator of car #2 for Waterloo Taxi for over 40 years.


Mundil HeleneMUNDIL, Helene (nee Krueger)  -  Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington, on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at the age of 79. 

Loving mother of Christine and her husband Dean Martin. Proud Oma to Rowan, Sonya, and Ciara. Dear sister of Fritz Krueger, and Otti Scheffler (Manfred). 

Predeceased by her siblings Elsie Schmidt, Olli Redlich, and Helmut Krueger. 

She will be remembered by Art Redlich, Joe Schmidt, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.


MONDY, Maria Joao 'Mary Jo'  -  Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the age of 62 years. 

Dear mother of Jeannie Boulay and Tyrone Mondy. Cherished grandma of Courtney Boulay, Katherine Hesch, Colton Hesch and Kenny Hesch. 

Loving daughter of Maria de Fatima Gaspar and Eduardo Gaspar. Survived by her sister Maria da Graça Kaizerman (Rob), nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


STIELER, Lillian Beatrice  -  (1922 - 2017)  -  Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life gathering will be held Saturday, January 13, 2017 2-4 p.m. at the Erb Good Family funeral home, Waterloo.

Heartfelt thank you to the caring medical staff at both Grand River and St. Mary's Hospitals and also to Dr. Chettimada for his special care of Lillian.




Crofoot KathleenCROFOOT, Kathleen Lois  -  Was called home to be with her Lord Jesus unexpectedly, in her 88th year on December 30, 2017. 

Loving and devoted wife to the late Bob Crofoot, dearly loved mother of Bruce (Alice) Crofoot, Ken (Jan) Crofoot and Linda (Chris) Pernfuss. She will be deeply missed by her cherished grandchildren, Alvin and Julia, Lisa and Jeffrey, and Benjamin and Lucas.

Lois was born and raised in Simcoe where she met Bob and later they both earned degrees at McMaster University. She lived a life of service to others while pursuing her many interests. She served as President of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec in the late 70's and later dedicated herself to volunteer on the Board of McMaster Divinity College, ultimately earning an honorary doctorate.


Lukavsky JohnLUKAVSKY, John Kristian  -  At age 76, of Guelph ON, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday, December 30, 2017. 

Son of John and Mary, and brother to Peter, John is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Marcela and by his children Kristina and her husband Robin and Alexander and his wife Kristen. He is the cherished grandfather of Andrew, Lucy and Vyolet.

John will be remembered for his sharp mind, his sense of humour, and for his immense love of family.


Juhasz JosephJUHASZ, Joseph  -  Peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 78. 

Loved son of the late John Juhasz (1970) and the late Anna Juhasz (nee Slezsak) (1976). 

Joseph will be fondly remembered by many friends and acquaintances and for his love of gardening especially carnations and tulips.


GRONAU, Edward Carl  -  At the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at age 79.  

Dear brother of Dave and Kevin Gronau and uncle of Holly Gronau. Ed is remembered by his former wife Marg.  

Predeceased by his parents Carl and Dorothy Gronau.  


EBY, Donald Jr. 'Don'  -  Passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on December 29, 2017, age 78.

Loving husband of Marilyn for 52 years. Dear father of David (Dianne) and Doug (Sue). Cherished grandfather of Cody, Colin, Sarah, Matthew and Tia and great-grandfather of Blake.

He will be fondly remembered by many cousins and extended family.

Predeceased by his parents Donald and Josephine Eby.


JOUBERT, Barbara Lee  -  Died peacefully on December 29, 2017 in the comfort of her family.

She is survived by her husband Gerald (Gerry) Joubert, daughters Leanne Simpson (Rob) and Donna Joubert and grandsons Adam and Cole Simpson and Trey Joubert.

She is also survived by sisters Mary Parr (Jim) and Cathy Rocheleau (Ron).

Barb was born March 4, 1943, to Archibald and Mildred Fulton, both of whom predeceased her. Also predeceased by her precious son, Jimmy, and by loving siblings Archie and Pat. She was a woman of great strength and courage and will be missed by family and her large circle of friends.


Ryan KennethRYAN, Kenneth 'Ken' Joseph Ryan  -  At age 75, of RR5, Mitchell passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Beloved husband of Carol (Flannery) Ryan. Dear father of Wayne Ryan (Tina), Neil Ryan (Kelly), Anne Stinson (Kevin), Jean Ryan (Bill), Kenneth Ryan (Heather) and David Ryan (Julie). Loving grandfather of Sarah, Evelyn, Ian, Megan, Jack, Alexandra, Daniel, Delaney, Abby, Katie, Matt, Tyler and Lucas.

Dear brother of Mildred Cronin, Ron Ryan (Mary), Catherine Masse (Louis) and Joan Cronin. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Flannery, Brenda Telford, Patrick Flannery, Joe Flannery (Judy) and James Flannery (Diane). Also surviving are his nieces and nephews.


Ransome LindaRANSOME, Linda Irene (Taves)  -  Passed away suddenly and tragically as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 64.

Beloved wife and best friend to Garth Macauley of Baden. Loving mother of Jacob Ransome and fiancée Karissa, and Tonya Ransome and Jason Smith. Devoted grandmother of Josh, Jaiden and Jaxxon Ransome. 

Linda will be missed by her brother Douglas Taves. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Irene (Walker) Taves, her foster brother Robert Stevenson and her sister Susan Taves in infancy.


LYLE, Elizabeth Sarah  -  Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Hospice Wellington Residence on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 80 years. 

Beloved wife of the late Walter Lyle (2015) and the late Carson McQuillan (2000). 

Loved mother of Elwyn McQuillan (Vicki) of Windsor, Ivan McQuillan of Guelph and the late Mervyn McQuillan; step-mother of Walter, Randy (Debbie) and Sandy (Barbara) and their families all of Guelph.

Proud grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.


MUNCH, A. Maxine (nee Fields)  -  Died peacefully at the age of 88 on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd (Tony) Munch.

Loving Mother to Bonnie (Bill Ray) Munch, Susan Van Sickle, and Brenda (Ken) Elligson. Devoted Grandmother to Sarah Sorensen Halfman, Benjamin (Shanny) Sorensen, Trevor (Shea)  and Tim Van Sickle, Christine (Karl) Heinisch, Mandy (Shawn) Paulitzki, Kevin (Mandy) Elligson, David Jr., and Michael (Jackie) Munch. Mom enjoyed and loved her 16 great-grandchildren. 


Arnold BerniceARNOLD, Bernice  -  Passed away at Columbia Forest LTC on Friday December 29, 2017 at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Nancy (Brian) Cobb. Cherished grandmother of William (Billy).

Survived by her brother, Stan (Joyce) Gregory. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews especially Lorrie and Chris and her dear friend Marg Fannon.

Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Sophia Grzgocki and her siblings, Edward and Charles Gregory and June Lannigan.


Glumm HansGLUMM, Hans Dieter  -  Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of Edith for 61 years. Loving father of Rose Morrison (Robin), Linda Roe, Peter Glumm (Cathy) and Christine Schiller (Tom). Proud Opa of Krystal, Matthew (Leah), Andrew, Debbie, Victoria (Shon), Dan (Melissa), Sarah (Sebastien), Jonathan, Taylor and great grandfather of Joshua, Flint and  Elexis.

Survived by his sister Evelyn Lindner (Sigfried) of Germany.


Jabs DorisJABS, Doris Evelyn (nee Toman)  -  Passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Trinity Village Care Centre at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of Leo for 47 years.

Dear niece of the late Mel Karyus (Grace). Cherished cousin of Pam Tollefson (Jeff), of California.

Predeceased by her parents, Russell and Adeline Toman.

Will be fondly remembered by her extended family.


Neilson PhyllisNEILSON, Phyllis (Phyll)  -  At age 99, passed away peacefully at Cedarcroft Place, Stratford on December 29, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late James C. Neilson. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. St. G. Lee. Loving mother of Victoria (Renzo) Frati, London; James (Geraldine) Neilson, Kitchener; Rick (Cyndi) Neilson, Detroit.

She had been a member of the Perth Regiment IODE and Past President, a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, on the Board of the Children’s Aid Society from 1971-1975, had been a member of the Red Cross, the Festival Theatre, the ACW of St. James Church and volunteered for several local charitable organizations.


McMurray RichardMCMURRAY, Richard - Passed away on December 29, 2017 following surgery in Kitchener, Ontario at the age of 58.

Dick was born in Trenton, ON and grew up in Belleville, ON where he graduated from Moira Secondary School. Dick held a B.Math from the University of Waterloo and was part-owner of Softart Microsystems Inc. with Ashok Patel, where they designed specialized modem communications firmware.

He was predeceased by his parents, Audrey and Elton McMurray and parents-in-law Roy and Evelyn Banks.


Zitnak MariaZITNAK, Maria "Marina" (nee BUCKOVA)  -  We celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Maria "Marina" Zitnak, on Friday, December 29, 2017, in her 97th year.

Loving mother of Dana (Garry) Gibbons of Huntsville, Tim (Sue Matsuoka) of Guelph and Terry (Ken Yackimec) of Lac La Biche, Alberta.

Grandmother of Michelle, Frank, Courtney, Ryan "Bear", Allen, Kathleen, Peter and Scott.

Great-grandmother of Tasia, Kendra, Olivia and Connor. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews from the Detroit area and in Slovakia.


Hayter SarahHAYTER, Sarah Lucille (nee Fallon)  -  (Born September 11, 1918.  Died December 29, 2017)  -  Born on a family farm near Port Dover, just as the Great War was coming to an end, Sarah later graduated from Hamilton General Hospital as a nurse and soon after joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.   Later, in WW11, she took her nursing skills to the Royal Canadian Navy. Following the end of her marriage to a naval pilot, she set out, in 1953, to begin a new life in the small, friendly city of Guelph.  There she raised her young son Bryan as a single mother and established a distinguished career as a public health nurse and, later, as an addictions counsellor.


Gimbel NinaGIMBEL, Nina (Good)  -  Passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Fairview Mennonite Home at the age of 97.

Beloved wife of the late Oren (2001).

Loving mother of Ruby (Dave) Rorke, Ross (Jayne) Gimbel and Kathryn (Bruce) Martin. Cherished grandmother of Janice Nesbitt, Joel (Janine) Rorke, Larry Scotchmer, Trevor (Donna) Gimbel, Lisa Scotchmer, Tracy McEachern, Darren Martin and Kari Martin and great-grandmother to 14 great-grandchildren.

Survived by sister Pearl Good of Arkansas, brother-in-law Howard Gimbel and sister-in-law Isabel Gimbel.


Sullivan ReginaldSULLIVAN, Reginald 'Reg'  - At age 55, of Sebringville passed away at his residence on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Born in Huron County, son of the late Sarah and Reginald Sullivan.

Beloved father of Loryna Sullivan (Jeremy). Loved grandfather of Joel, Evan and Annika.

Dear brother of Kim Eadie (Steve) and William Sullivan.