Zender SusanZENDER, Susan Ruth (nee Alferink) - (1960 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully and surrounded by love at the Freeport Palliative Care Unit on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Loving wife of Carl for 37 years. Proud mother of Sierra (Jamieson), and Dustin. Cherished Nana to Owen and Lina.

Beloved daughter of Bernie and Dora Alferink and daughter-in-law of the late Manfred and Edna Zender. Treasured sister to Phillip and Linda Alferink and sister-in-law to Terry and Don Sowieja. Susan will be affectionately remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.


Koehler CatherineKOEHLER, Catherine Johanna Maria – With sadness and gratitude for her long life, Catherine's family announces her peaceful passing at the Village of Winston Park on Monday October 16, 2017 at the age of 98 years.

Beloved wife of the late David Koehler(1993).

Dear mother of Joann Koehler, John Koehler (Barbara Andrews) and Kate Erickson (Larry). Proud Grandma of Alex, Deana, Lauren (David) and Joel, and Great-Grandma of Sam.


Hume MargaretHUME, Margaret (Peggy) Kathleen  –  Passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Guelph General Hospital. 

Margaret was predeceased by her beloved husband William Harold (2004) and by her granddaughter Melissa Kathleen Cook (1997). 

She was the loving mother of Valerie (Harry) McCallion, Marion (Ken) Reive, Barry, Kenny (Joey), Cheryl Ann and Kim (Brenda). 

She is survived by her sister Joan Dent and her family of Chelmsford, England. Cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of many. She will also be fondly remembered by her loving friend Ted Neve.


French RonaldFRENCH, Ronald John –  Passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at age 56.

Beloved husband of Janice French; loving father of Ashley, Tricia, Amanda (Nick), and Aaron.

Cherished grandfather of Caroline, Lilly-Grace, Dakota, and Mason.


Somerville DonaldSOMERVILLE, Donald Ernest  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Monday, October 16, 2017, in his 72nd year.

Beloved husband of Ursula Somerville (nee Kempinski). 

Loved father of Teresa (Jason) Simpson and Jennifer (David) Matthews. Loving grandfather of Kurtis (Jenne) Simpson, Zac (Andy) Simpson, Jaydan Simpson, Luke O’Donnell, Eric (Sam) O’Donnell and Kyla (C.J.) O’Donnell. Great grandfather of Aiden, Ella, Deserae, Anthony and Aubriella.


Zender SusanZENDER, Susan (nee Alferink)  -  Passed away peacefully and surrounded by love at the Freeport Palliative Care Unit on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Loving wife of Carl for 37 years. Proud mother of Sierra (Jamieson), and Dustin. Cherished Nana to Owen and Lina. 

Beloved daughter of Bernie and Dora Alferink and daughter-in-law of the late Manfred and Edna Zender.  Treasured sister to Phillip and Linda Alferink and sister-in-law to Terry and Don Sowieja. Susan will be affectionately remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.


Schoenhoeffer SebastianSCHOENHOEFFER, Sebastian - Passed away at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph, on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the age of 87 years.

Beloved husband of the late Emma (nee Sigmund) Schoenhoeffer (1993). Dear father of Frank (Antoin) and Rudy. Loved grandfather of Christina, Simon, Aaron, and Cameron.

Dear brother of Mary Ebling. Predeceased by his brother Martin.


Somerville AileenSOMERVILLE, Aileen  -  Passed away peacefully on Sat. Oct. 15, 2017 at Palmerston Hospital. Born on January 26 1935, Aileen was the only child of her loving parents, Willard Cockerill and Bessie Patten. 

She was the wife of the late Orval (1988), and beloved mother of Shirley Rowan (Ken 2001), Linda, Douglas (Amanda), and Vernon. 

Cherished 'Granny Oats' of Sarah Rowan (Ian Campbell), Rachel Guthrie (Cam), and Catherine Soehner (Joseph). Adored 'G.G.' to her great- grandchildren, Anakin Guthrie, Adelaide Guthrie, Gwyneth Campbell and Kinsey Campbell. 


Flaman GloriaFLAMAN, Gloria Antonia (nee Zuccala)  -  It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share the loss of our beloved Gloria, who passed away on October 15, 2017.

Gloria was loved by many, above all by her loving husband of forty-six years, Richard.

Gloria was the most loving mother – not only to her children Rebecca (Jaimes), Michael, Amelia (Christopher), and Jessica – but also to all whom she loved, comforted, encouraged, advised, cheered for and mothered.

Gloria was the proud grandmother of Nicholas, Julian and Alice – three blessings and lights in her life.


Butcher RetaBUTCHER, Reta May  -  With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce that Reta May Butcher passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 86. 

We will remember Reta for her infectious laugh, her kisses, her hugs, her jokes, she was Christmas… her crafts, her green stuff, her cabbage rolls, her roosters, she was our loving family matriarch and she will be missed so much. Reta worked at Zehrs and ran the Cambridge Singles Club for 21 years. She was a loving, giving, and creative woman, and a dear friend to all who knew her.  

She will be forever loved and treasured by her children Wendy, Tim (Cathy), Randy (Rhonda), Greg (Marion), and Nial (Ines), grandchildren Rebecca (Alan), Blair (Tammy), Jenn (Tom), Rob (Laura), Joanna, James, Chris, Kristin, Andrew, Randi-Lee, Mandy (Adam), Adam, Tiler, Cortni, and Ashli, and her great-grandchildren Owen, Sophia, Tamia, Tiana, Madeline, Mason, Molly, Lilly, Charlotte, Harriet, and Jesse. 


Dickin RonaldDICKIN, Ronald 'Ron' G. - (1918 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully at the Sunshine Centre in Luther Village on October 14, 2017.

Predeceased by Kay, his wife of more than six decades.

Ron will be remembered with love by his children Marion Crossen (Wayne), Rob Dickin (Margaret), Kate Dickin, and Denise Dickin (Bob). Also by his grandchildren Sarah (Ian), Jonathan (Kata), Ali (Mark), David (Diana), Stephen (Allison), Elizabeth (Chris), and Rosie, and great-grandchildren Kaya, Everett, Imogen, Aurora, Andrew, Mayda, and Samuel.


Mead JanetMEAD, Janet - Passed away at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre in Waterloo on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 81.

Loving mother of William Mead (Victoria), Margaret Martingano (Ed), Scott Mead (Kelly), Heather Henkel (Arnold), and Patricia Scott (Patrick). 

Cherished Nana of Adam Henkel and fiancée Deanna, Daniel Henkel, Lisa Henkel, Kyle Mead, Katherine Armstrong and Jonathan Howarth, and Michael and Alexander Martingano. Great-grandma of Jacob and Gavin. 

Janet will be lovingly remembered by her sister Mary Doggrell and brother David Batcock.


Emslie StephenEMSLIE, Stephen James  -  (1991-2017)  -  It is with deepest sorrow that the family and friends of Stephen Emslie must say goodbye.

Steve will be missed by so many, including his beloved mother Dorothy Bakker, stepfather Danny Lui, brother Gregory Emslie and stepbrother Alexander Lui, nephew of Gerald Bakker (Monika) and cousins David Danny and Laura, Margaret Morphy (John) and cousins Sarah, Doreen and Emily, Gregory Bakker (Debbie) and cousins Ryan, Deanna, Talia, Henry Bakker (Luke), Patricia Cortis-Bakker and cousins Lucien and Ruth, Janice Hurlbut (David) and cousins Michael and Christopher, and Brenda Emslie (Keith). Steve was predeceased by his father John Emslie.


Johnson DavidJOHNSON, David Gibson  -  Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at his home at the age of 82.

Beloved husband to Sue-Ellen Beirnes.

Cherished Dad to Gary (Laura), Bob, Ken, Philip (Aggie) and Angela (Ian). Special Papa to 12 grandchildren and 1 soon to be great grandchild.

Predeceased by Barbara Johnson and his two sons Chris and Darcy.


Knack SamKNACK, Sam  -  With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce that Sam Knack passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the age of 66. 

Sam was known for being an outgoing and happy guy who was always talking and laughing. He was everybody's friend. You could often find him at the pub, enjoying the social aspect of the place just as much as the beer.

Sam was a member of the Preston Legion Branch #126, and was also an avid golfer and enjoyed watching football on TV. He loved to spend time with his family, once taking them on a cross-country RV adventure, but also spending countless weekends swimming, laughing, and having fun. 


Conrad CameronCONRAD, Cameron Gene 'Cam'  -  It is with great sadness the family of Cameron G. Conrad announce his passing, peacefully at Grand River Hospital on October 13, 2017, born June 1, 1938.

Survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Sharon (nee Lauckner), his son Jeff, sisters Connie (Don) Enman of Nova Scotia, Carol Mailing of St. Thomas and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Abel and Sarah Conrad and his brothers Curtis and Calvin.

Ranbir GroverGROVER, Ranbir Singh  -  It is with great sadness that we announce that Ranbir Singh Grover passed away on October 13, 2017.

He is dearly remembered and mourned by his wife Arvinder of 45 years.

Loving father to Maninder and Rina, father in-law to Jatinder and Michael, amazing grandfather to Deven and Annika and cherished brother and uncle.

Born in Bannu, India, he came to Stratford and was a generous and devoted member of the community. He will be greatly remembered by all friends and family.


Potter AnniePOTTER, Nancy Sedgeworth 'Annie' - Passed away peacefully in Kitchener, Ontario on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Born in Paisley, Scotland on August 2, 1930, Nancy Sedgeworth Potter "Annie" married William Torrance in 1948 and had two children. Annie came to Canada in 1957 with her son William Torrance and daughter Annette Hall (deceased) at ages 9 and 7 respectively.


DICKHOUT, Norma Jean - At Innisfree Hospice, Kitchener on Friday, October 13, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Lovingly remembered by her family: niece Carol Ann Henderson, nephew John Roloson and his wife Faye; great-nieces Michelle Brock (Tim), Angela Henderson (Jason Leatherdale), Shelby and Mariah Roloson, and great-great-nephew Tyler Brock, all of Cambridge.

Norma Jean was predeceased by her parents Bruce and Nellie (nee Chalmers) Dickhout, sister Iva (Lester) Roloson, and nephews Paul Roloson and Terry Henderson.


Janes CecilJANES, Cecil 'Baxter'  -  Of Cambridge, peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in his 91st year.

He joins the love of his life, Shirley Theresa who predeceased him in 2008.

Father of Robert (April Souwand), Gary (Brenda Bechtel), Wayne (Linda), Gail (Jim Hall), Karen (Marcel Lamarche) and Brenda (Roger Fontes).

Baxter will be sadly missed by his grandchildren; Kerry-Anne, Kevin, Cheryl, Heather, Bruce, Carol, Marcy, Brittany and Natasha; his great-grandchildren; Jade, Logan, Chase, Myles, Emma, Taylor, Sawyer, Ethan and Ronan; his siblings; Frank, Howard, Jerusha (George Roberts), Clyde and Sharon (Emile Fournier) and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.


Jones FrederickJONES, Frederick Laurence  -  I wish I could say that he is racing through the swamp, in his '64 Corvette at Pocono Raceway or knocking over the time clocks at a Corvette slalom. Hold on to those memories. 

My darling husband, best friend and soul mate, Fred Jones, left us on October 12, 2017 to take his place in heaven's garden. He is probably giving instructions as to how to tidy things up back here and debating the responses. He leaves behind a loving family, brother John, nephews Jason and Jeff and their families. Elaine, Shauna and all the Bradley Bunch and a wealth of friends, all too numerous to mention. Father of Michael and Susan, Fred was a social guy who loved to chat and enjoyed the many activities he joined.


Seelisch WernerSEELISCH, Werner  -  Passed  away peacefully at Innisfree House, Kitchener, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 84.        

Beloved husband of Edith Seelisch (nee Herrmann) of Goderich. 

Loved father of Ralph Seelisch (Heather) of St. Thomas, Sonya Hennige (Rick) of Elmira, Bianca Wildfong (Mike) of Guelph, Sabrina Windatt (Jeff) of Elmira and Andreas Seelisch (Jennifer) of Etobicoke. 

Proud 'Opa' of Liam, Michelle, Ashley, Alexis, Olivia, Madeline, Preston, Julia, Joanna, Andrea and Colin and great grandchildren Jaxon, Portia, Vienna, Ophelia, Elijah and Wyatt. 


Cook OliverCOOK, Oliver Levi  -  Passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor Nursing Home on Thursday October 12, 2017 in his 95th year.

He was born in North Easthope Township on September 18, 1923, the son of the late Edward H. Cook and the late Magdalena (Yost) Cook. Survived by his brother Neil (Merla) Cook of RR1 Stratford and sister Kathleen McLeod of Woodstock. Oliver will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister Helen, brothers Allan and Lloyd (Edna), brother-in-law Walter McLeod, sister-in-law Edna Cook and nephew Wayne McLeod.


Brox MarieBROX, Marie V. (Marshall)  -  (Longtime Member Royal Canadian Legion, Fergus, Branch 275)  -  Passed away peacefully at Clinton Memorial Hospital on Thursday October 12, 2017 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Spencer Sampey and Reginald Earl Brox.

Loving mother of Sharon Hachborn (Doug), Sheila Sampey, Gordon Sampey (Wendy) and Steve Sampey (late Phyllis).

Fondly remembered by the Brox family. Proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.


Gillis RonaldGILLIS, Ronald Joseph (Joe)  -  Died peacefully at Trinity Village Care Centre on Oct 12, 2017 at the age of 83. Joe was the son of Michael and Elizabeth Gillis, born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. 

Survived by his wife of 54yrs Rosemarie (nee McIntosh), his daughter Carol, son Brian, and grandchildren; Claire and Owen, Son in law; Lee Watson, and Daughter in law; Katharine Thompson.

Predeceased by Geraldine, Osmond, Peggy, Frank, Joan, and Bernie.


Jahn RobertJAHN, Robert Nicholas  -  Passed away at the A.R. Goudie People Care Nursing Home at 95 years of age on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Predeceased by his parents Karl N. and Karolina Jahn, his brother Karl F. Jahn and sister Elsie Jahn.

Survived by sister-in-law Esther Jahn, half siblings Richard R. Jahn (Marg), Henriette Rehmann (Adam) and Ingeborg Scheuermann (Fred), many nieces and nephews.