Commerford LarryCOMMERFORD, Larry Wayne  -  At age 62, of Gads Hill passed away peacefully at Sakura House Residential Hospice in Woodstock on April 29, 2017.

Loving son of Ruth Commerford of Stratford and the late Jim Commerford. Larry is survived by his children Lucas and Bridget, brother Jim Commerford and sister Deb Helmuth (Brian).

Predeceased by his wife Virginia (Erb), a sister Barb Cowan-Sharpe and a brother Donnie in infancy.

Also survived and loved by many nieces, nephews, great-nephews, aunts and uncles.


Duxbury VernonDUXBURY, Vernon 'Roy'  -  Roy was a force of nature. He lived an eventful 97 years before passing away on April 29, 2017, almost 3 years to the day after the death of his wife of 67 years, Alma. Like the telephone, he was born in Brantford, Ontario. He was a radio officer for the British Merchant Navy during WW2. During his 8 years at sea, Roy travelled the world, fell in love with Alma in Australia, and saw action in every major theatre of the war. He fought in the Battle of the North Atlantic and survived numerous wrecks and torpedo attacks. He rarely talked about the war, though, telling his children that his medals were for making excellent jam.

He settled in London, Ontario after the war, where he and Alma raised three children.


Wilcox JoyceWILCOX, Joyce Jane - Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 70.

Beloved wife of the late Eric Wilcox (2006).

Loving mom to Joan, Ronald and Eric. She will be forever in the hearts of her grandchildren and sisters.


Gatchene DanGATCHENE, Daniel Robert 'Dan' - Passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the age of 53.

Dear father of Christina Knischewsky (Curtis), Lauren, Michael (Edita), and Aaren (Tommy). Beloved son of Shirley and Robert Gatchene. Dear brother of Scott (Shelly), Robert (May) and Chris. Cherished grandpa to Emerson and Finley.

Loving partner of Tina Smart. Dan will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dan was a skilled tradesman and worked as a sheet metal mechanic.


Reier EileenREIER, Eileen - Passed away peacefully at University Gates Long Term Care home in Waterloo on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the age of 92 years.

Best friend and wife of the late Kenneth Reier (2013) for 68 years. Much loved mother of Gordon (Doris) Reier, Dianne Bailey, Sharon (Andre 2009, Brian Skerrett) Blom, Keith (Elizabeth) Reier, and Margaret (Jon) Tobin. Long-time foster mother of Cheryl and Clarence Michael Cachagee.

Sister of Esther (Ralph) Holmberg. Grandma of Theresa and Todd Bailey, Brendan (Justine) Blom, Anton (Heidi) Blom, Sophie Blom, Kristen (Mark) Falkenburger, and Philip Reier. Great grandma of Kailey Falkenburger, Talia, Naia, and Reuben Blom.


Hayes EvelynHAYES, Evelyn Edna - Passed away on April 28, 2017 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 84 years.

Loving wife of the late Cecil Hayes. Dear mother of Bob Hayes and his wife Shirley of Waterloo and Paul Hayes and his wife Lori of St. Jacobs. Loving Grandmother of Aimee, Stephanie, Jeff ( Crystal ) and Tom and Great Grandmother of Paige, Ben and Owen.

Evelyn is survived by her sister Jean McDonald of Waterloo. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Sadie McDonald.


Janke AlmaJANKE, Alma Catherine Caroline - Alma came peacefully to the end of her life journey on Friday, April 28, 2017 in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of Melvin Janke and the late Wilfred Weppler.

Loved mother of Carol Heard (James), Susan Thompson and the late Dale Weppler and mother-in-law of Shirley Weppler.


Corbett SheilaCORBETT, Sheila Mary - A longtime resident of St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa, passed away peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on April 28, 2017 after a brief illness. She was 91.

Originally from Guelph, Sheila was predeceased by her mother Eileen, father Patrick, and sister Kathleen.

She will be fondly remembered and kept in the prayers of her brother Neil and his wife Eileen, their children Mary (Steve Scully), Pat, Maureen, Tim, Kevin, and Jennifer, and their grandchildren William, Conor, and Moira; her brother George; her aunt Eleanor and cousins Wayne and Victor Sleeman; her cousins Patrick, Mary, and Kathleen McDonagh; her treasured lifelong friend Mary Fitton; and her special caregivers and friends Jane Algire and Eileen Whiteley. 


Lisso EllenLISSO, Ellen Caroline (Clarke Campbell) - Suddenly on April 28, 2017 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Clarence in 1994, birth parents Benjamin and Catherine Clarke, adoptive parents Lachlen and Isabel Campbell, brother John and sisters Myra, Eleanor, Ruth and Dorothy.

Survived by her daughters Shirley Turner (Lary) and Carolyn Hockin (the late Kenneth),


Tenzer AnnaTENZER, Anna  -  Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at Sunnyside Home in her 99th year.

Reunited with her beloved husband Andreas  (2010).

Loving mother of Ernest (Judith) of Tecumseh and Ingrid  (Iain Murray) of Guelph. Cherished Oma of Erich (Terilyn), Peter (Danese) and Michael (Kristina) and Ur-Oma of  Paul, Liam, Rowan, Owen, Logan, Julianne, Adriana, Alessandra and Ava. Dear sister-in-law of  Anna Gruen.


Bagey RussellBAGEY, Russell Roy  -  Passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the age of 66.

Longtime companion to Brenda Haddock. Father to Kim, Shelly and Carrie. Dear brother to Diane Armstrong.

He will be missed by many friends.


Francisco EduinoFRANCISCO, Eduino - It is with heavy hearts that we announce Eduino's passing on Thursday, April 27, 2017 after a brief illness. He passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family in his 84th year.

Eduino is now together again with his daughter Maria Batista (2005).

Beloved husband to Rosa Francisco of 63 wonderful years together, loving father of Eduina Bloomfield (Ron), Sylvia Francisco-Guse (Ron) and Lina Francisco, father-in-law to John Batista, proud Vavo to seven grandchildren: Shelly, Tim, Eduino, Brad, Ricky, Brandon, Kaitlyn and ten great-grandchildren.


Zettel PaulZETTEL, Paul - Paul Zettel, 75, of Stratford passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday April 27, 2017.

Loving partner of Connie Kittmer. Dear father of Kimberly Poole, Jake Zettel (Sascha Binkle) and Daniel Zettel (Shannon) and grandfather of Matthew, Tyler, Noah and Ethan. Cherished brother of Ronald Zettel (Judy), Shirley Stuebing and Dennis Zettel. Paul will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Jerome and Florence Zettel and brother-in-law Edward Stuebing.


Swan GwendolineSWAN, Gwendoline - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 27th, 2017, at the age of 89 years.

Beloved wife of the late John Eric (Jack) Swan (1993).

Loving mother of Gwynneth Miersma, the late Kenneth Swan (Sue) and John Swan (Donna). Lovingly remembered by her grandkids Sean (Joanne), Anthony (Maria), Andrea (Merrick), Andy (Shannon), Sharon (Leonard), Lisa (Chris), Carla (Aziz), Jeremy (Amanda), Johnathan and Isabel. Great grandmother to seventeen.

Predeceased by her sister Doris Lycett (March 17, 2017).

Fondly remembered by the Swan family in western Canada.


ASTINS, Yvonne (Forbes) - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at Hospice Wellington at the age of 80.

Beloved wife of the late Patrick Astins.

Loving mother of Valerie Taylor (Tim) and Vanda Phelan (Gene). Cherished "Trixie" to Tim Jr. (Christel) and their children Hayden and Colten, Travis (Leeann Cooper) and their children Kayleb and Lily, Katie (Dan) and Eden.


McReavy MelvynMcREAVY, Melvyn Michael - (April 17, 1936 - April 27, 2017) - Surrounded in love, he passed away peacefully at Innisfree House on April 27, 2017 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of Marie Doris (Babin) and loving father to his children Michael and Rosemarie.

Loved brother-in-law to Elaine, Raymond, Lorraine, and Sandra, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Lorretta McReavy Keeling. 


Stemmler DoreenSTEMMLER, Doreen Annie (nee Rose) - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Columbia Forest Long Term Care, Waterloo, at the age of 85.

Doreen, beloved wife of the late Herbert Stemmler (1994).

Loving mother of Faye Walker (Raymond), Wally Stemmler and Rodney Stemmler (Lisa). Cherished grandma of Josh Stemmler (Amy), Erin Stemmler (Jodie), Kaitlin McCracken (Michael), and great-grandma of Kayden.


Kisslinger TheresiaKISSLINGER, Theresia (nee Staub) - Passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Thursday April 27th, 2017 at Billings Court Manor, Burlington.

Predeceased by her husband Frank (1992) and daughter Sylvia (1974).

Loving Mom to Valerie (Alan) Dowdell. Cherished Grandma to Erica (Matthew) Ferraro, Kimberly (Sean) Culhane and Lauren Dowdell. Forever remembered Great Grandma to Benjamin, William, Alexander, Claire and Jacob.


Kirby JimKIRBY, James 'Jim' - Of the Royal Terrace, Palmerston passed away peacefully on April 27, 2017 in his 87th year.

Jim will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his family of residents and staff at the Royal Terrace where Jim resided for 44 years.


Madaras GezaMADARAS, Geza  -  Born September 8th, 1960 in Serbia, lost his battle to cancer on April 27th, 2017. 

He will be greatly remembered by his brother Rudi, nieces Krisztina and Katalin, family and friends.

Cremation has taken place.


Bailey RuthBAILEY, Ruth Helene Catherine (Bieman) - Passed away at Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in her 94th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Ralph 'Bud' Bailey (1994). 

Dear mother of Bruce Bailey and his wife Marnie of Kitchener. Loved grandmother of Andrea (Ian Smith) and Kerilyn Bailey (Mike Romagnoli) of Kitchener. 

Dear sister of Irene Searles, Janet Lasso, and sister-in-law of Joan Janosik. Predeceased by her parents Irvin and Annie Bieman and by her siblings Ken Bieman (Pauline), Ross Bieman (Dorothy), Lorne Bieman (Elaine), Stan Bieman (Carol), Joyce LaPointe (Gilles), and brothers-in-law Al Schill and Ken Lasso. 


Cates EllaCATES, Ella M. - At age 79, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Born in Lithuania, daughter of the late Karl Thier and the former Erna Schwartz.

Beloved wife of Walter Cates. Loved mother of Steph Gingerich (Tom Bartlett) and Eileen Daigle (John). Nana to Abbey and Jeremy Gingerich and Alexander and Catherine Daigle.

Also survived by her sisters; Ingrid Fraser (Kel) and Esther Jacques (late Edward), brother-in-law Wayne Gilliard and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Irene Gilliard.


Wheal MichaelWHEAL, Michael - At age 61, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Born in Stratford, son of the late Robert and June (Rae) Wheal.

Proud and supportive father of Eric (Jackie) Wheal and Jennifer (Jason) Derrick. Loving grandfather of Maddie Powell, Ally Wheal, Katie Wheal, Connor Derrick and Aiden Derrick.

Mike is survived by his brother, Tom (Lorraine) Wheal and his niece Erin Wheal and nephew Alex Wheal and partner Nell.


METZGER, Sidney B. - Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Listowel Memorial Hospital, in his 91st year. Sidney, of RR 2, Wallenstein.

The beloved husband of Hettie (Bauman) Metzger for 66 years.

Loved father of Mervin and Wilma Metzger of Heidelberg, Amos and Loreen Metzger, Clarence and Viola Metzger, all of RR 2, Wallenstein, Barbara and John Weber of RR 4, Listowel, James and Martha Metzger of RR 2, Wallenstein, Verna and Glen Shoemaker of Elmira, and Florence and Elmer Gingrich of RR 2, Alma.


Martin ElmerMARTIN, Elmer - Passed away peacefully at his home in Parkwood Suites, Waterloo, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the age of 89 years.

Elmer Martin was predeceased by his first wife Alice (Henrich) Martin (2005) and his second wife Kathryn (Juhasz) Martin (2015).

Lovingly remembered by his son Larry and Karen Martin, daughter Connie and Jurgen Wollschlager, grandchildren Kevin and Katelyn Martin, Mike Martin, Heather Niessen, and Nathan Johnson, great-grandchildren Riley Martin, Grayson and Chelsea Niessen, and sister-in-law Violet Martin.

Predeceased by his parents Rufus and Ada (Hunsberger) Martin and brother Lloyd Martin.