Orenchuk JaroslawORENCHUK, Jaroslaw (Jerry)  -  Passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on March 29, 2017, in his 96th year.

Beloved father of Michael (Kim). Cherished grandfather of Alisha and Anastasia. He will be missed by his special friend Doris Styran. He was predeceased by his wife Olga and his son Roman.

A special thank you to the Nurses at staff at Guelph General Hospital and also to the kind care received from the CCAC workers.


Purdy VernaPURDY, Verna Merle  -  Passed away at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in her 84th year, with her loved one’s by her side. 

Beloved mother of David and Walter. Cherished grandmother of Ryan and Robert, and great-grandmother of Tayler and Natalya. 

Predeceased by her husband John and her siblings.


STAIRS, Donna Lynn  –  Passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Donna Stairs of Kitchener in her 67th year.

Donna was a daughter of Leland & Mary (McLennan) Stairs. She was a dear sister to Linda Hillier of Kitchener and Neil Stairs and wife Cheryl of Fredericton, N.B. Dear aunt to Michelle & Brylan, Matthew & Tammy, Stephanie & Gabriel and great aunt to Kaelen, Logan, Theoren and Annabelle.

Donna was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 


HERSHEY, Irene May  -  Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in her 92nd year. 

Beloved wife of the late Nelson Hershey (2013).  

Loved mother of Blaine (Deborah) Hershey of Fergus and Linda (James) Valliere of Grand Valley.  Loving grandmother of Carrie (Ron) Menzies, Christopher (Sarah) Hershey, Nathan (Angie) Valliere, Cyle (Bettina) Hershey, Michael (Chantal) Valliere, Candace (Peter) Hendershott, Courtney (Tige) Wright, and Clint Hershey. Great grandmother of Spencer, Isabella, Paige, Morgan, Owen, Tyson, Avery, Larissa, Sydney, Hudson, Chase, and Quinn. Predeceased by one brother Harold McCallum. 


Arndt HorstARNDT, Horst  -  Passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Anne-Marie Arndt (nee Hines) for 46 years.

Loving father of Krista Irving (Reid) and Susan Arndt. Cherished Poppy of Taylor and Rayne. 

Survived by his brother Helmut (Joan). He will be missed by his in-laws and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Gertrude and Henry and his brothers Klaus and Werner.


EIDT, Norma Marie  -  Passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford. Norma resided in Baden, Ontario and was born 80 years ago in Woodstock, Ontario. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Facey and former Henrietta Carter.

Loving wife of the late Delton William John Eidt who predeceased her July 21, 2001. 

Cherished mother of Alvin and Donna Eidt of Baden, Duane and Ashley Eidt of Stratford. Forever missed by her grandchildren; Chad and Jill, Tim and Amanda, Ryan and Healy, Jennifer and friend Terry, Meghan, Bethany and Justine. Lovingly remembered by her great-grandchildren; Savannah, Billie, Abigail, Wyatt, Alex, Tanner and Lilly.

Frank MargaretFRANK, Margaret (Marnie) A. -  At age 76, of Guelph, Ontario passed away March 28, 2017 at Hospice Wellington in Guelph.

A private family, graveside funeral will be held at the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Guelph.

Marnie is survived by her husband Fred Light, her 3 daughters Debrah Gopsill, Kimberly Parkinson & Patricia Bain; 7 grand children and 3 great-grand children.


BRENNAND, John Kennard  -  Passed away at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of Corinne for over 36 years. Loving father of Danielle (Tim).


HALL, Renate  -  (Longtime Employee - NCR)  -  Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the age of 68.

Beloved wife of William.

Loving mother of Mike (Christina) and Dave.


Ioannou ChrystallaIOANNOU, Chrystalla  -  Passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 86. 

Beloved wife of the late Ioannis Antoniades (May 18th, 2009).

Loving mother Michael (Kiki) Antoniades, Tassos Ioannou, Andreas (Sofia) Ioannou, Miltiades (Natalia) Ioannou and Nikos (Angela) Antoniades.

Cherished grandmother of Jason (Amanda), Yianna, John (Lia), Moschos, Michael, Chrystalla, Alexandros, Melanie and Melina. Great-grandmother of Syienna, Mia, Mason and Olivia.


WILHELM, Lorne George  -  Born March 12, 1934 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Innisfree Hospice at the age of 83 with family by his side.

Predeceased by the love of his life for 63 years, Lillian in August 2014.

Beloved mother of Brian (Sheila), Brenda Coulombe, Heather Brook, and Carl (Lori). Cherished grandfather of Kristin (Dennis), Lindsey, Neil (Crystal), Tamara (Carl), Shea (Carol), Lee (Maggie), Kyle (Mel), Brandon (Melissa) and Cameron (Emily). Great-grandfather (Papa) of  Kayleigh, Mia, Skyla, Keian, Lavana, Jadalynn, Austin, Kaira, and Lilliana.


Janelle JonJANELLE, Jon Bruce  -  Formerly of Kitchener, Jon Bruce Janelle went Home into the arms of Jesus at his home in Georgian Bluffs on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the age of 62. 

Beloved husband of Christine Janelle (nee Meier). 

Dear father of Judi Armitage (Justin) of Kitchener, Jessa Cobean (Mike) of Chester, Virginia, and Jonathon of Kitchener. Loved son of John and Eileen Janelle. Dear Grandpa of Owen Armitage, Evy, Colton and Cora Cobean. 


VanSickle EdnaVANSICKLE, Edna  -  Passed away peacefully at St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband Grant Van Sickle in 2011, as well as her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and one granddaughter, Rachel. 

She will be fondly remembered by her children: Donna (Derek), Jane (Brian), Peter (Bev), Cathy (Darcy), and Brian (Margaret Ann). 


Conner JackCONNER, Jack (John)  -  It is with sadness, the family of Captain Jack Conner announces his passing at the age of 85 on March 28th at Winston Park in Kitchener.       

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years Jessie Olivia (Little), his sisters Margaret Burgess and Helen Tinker.

He is survived by his brother Irvine (Carol) Conner. Father to Betty Conner of Newmarket, Linda (Nick) St. John of Kitchener, Mary (Murray) Stoddart of Elmira, and Laura Conner of Toronto. He was cherished by 8 grandchildren: Ryan and Sean (Heather) Stoughton; Alex (Cassy), Andrew and Nicole St. John; Jessie (Chris) Percival and Wes (Tracy) Houston; and Jake Conner. He was also loved by two great-grandaughters Mia and Lily Stoughton.


Silva JoaoSILVA, Joao  -  Peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the age of 62 years. 

Beloved husband of Maria Silva. 

Dear father of Michael Silva (Lumi) and Leslie Silva. Cherished grandfather of Dante Silva and Melania Silva. He will be sadly missed by his brothers.


MARTIN, Saleda  -  Passed away peacefully at her residence in St. Jacobs on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the age of 85 years. 

Saleda (Brubacher) Martin was the wife of the late Ephraim Martin (2003), mother of Clayton and Selema Martin of St. Jacobs and grandmother of five grandchildren.

Sister of Alice (Mrs. Noah) Weber of Linwood, step-sister of Alvin Bauman of St. Jacobs and sister-in-law of Malinda Brubacher of RR 2 Wallenstein.


Soeder SharonSOEDER, Sharon  -  God called Sharon home to a new life of joy and peace on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at her residence in Elmira, at the age of 62 years.

Dearest wife and best friend of Jack for almost 34 years.

Devoted mother of Alice and Russell. Dearly loved sister of Judy and Lee Bell and special aunt of Tom (Courtney and baby Lila), Jeff (Erin), and Ben.


LOSS, Tony -  Unexpectedly, at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Mr. Antonie Hendrickus ‘Tony’ Los of R.R.3, Listowel, in his 71st year. 

Beloved husband of Diane (Forman) Los. 

Father of Paul Los of Stoney Creek, and Fraser Los and Laura McLean of Canmore, Alberta, and grandfather of Fiona and Rosalie Los.


BYERS, Gordon Arthur  -  Passed away peacefully at the Wellington Terrace on March 28th, 2017 at the age 102.

Predeceased by his wife Janet in 2001.

Loving father of Patricia McKinney (Alan). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Jenifer McKinney, Brandon McKinney (Trisha) and his great grandchildren Kylee and Maxwell McKinney.


Sumowski JohnSUMOWSKI, John Christopher  -  Passed away at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Chris Sumowski, age 65, was the beloved son of Irena and the late Albert Sumowski (2015). 

He is survived by his sisters Anna McCreath-Munro (Corran Munro), Irene Sumowski (Greg Cullen), Barbara Bryant (Gary) and Eva Schwarz. Chris was the loving uncle of Irena Breese, Trey Schwarz and Tate Schwarz.  

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.





McMahon RetaMcMAHON, Reta Teresa  -  (December 4, 1919 – March 28, 2017)  -  Passed away, peacefully, at home in her 98th year. Formerly of Ariss, Ontario. 

Reta is predeceased by her parents Edith (Haus) and Samuel McMahon. 

She is survived by her brother Robert McMahon, nieces Dawn (the late Carlyle), Reta (Butchie), nephews Paul (Gail), Murray, Doug and Ron (Katherine). Predeceased by her sisters Anne and Marie, brothers Hilbert, Russell, Allan, John and Joseph. 


WHITTAKER, Charles James  -  We are saddened to announce the passing of Charlie Whittaker at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at the age of 84.

A loving and devoted husband to his childhood sweetheart Margaret for over 60 years.  

Doting and proud father to his two girls Michele Richardson and her husband Scott, and Morna Elliott and her husband Brad. Cherished grandfather to Brittany, Erin, Lauren, Hannah, Kara, Kirsty, Cori and Brae. Survived by his sister Lillian Scott, her husband Robert, and his brother, David.


McMurray DorothyMcMURRAY, Dorothy Marie (nee Armstrong)  -  On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, our loving mother Dorothy Marie McMurray died peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the Elliott Community in Guelph. 

Dorothy was in her 96th year and had been predeceased by Warren, her husband of 54 years.  

She was the cherished mother of Susan (Doug Sword), Joan (Tony DiPoce) and Steven (Cheryl Greenwood) and the treasured grandmother of eight grandchildren – Marney, Jodi, Andrea, Laura, Julia, Jonathan, David and Jenna – and fourteen great-grandchildren.


Street EileenSTREET, Eileen (nee Geil)  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Wellington Park Terrace, Guelph on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in her 90th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Glenn Street (1996). 

Loved mother of Cheryl Kane and Whitney (Nathalie) Street. Loving grandmother of Hannah and Noah. Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Petrany PearlPETRANY, Pearl I. -  Passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, with her daughter and granddaughter at her side.

Pearl, who just celebrated her 107th Birthday, was the cherished wife of the late Joseph Petrany (1986). 

Dearly loved Mother of Cleo Melzer (John) of Puslinch, the late Joseph (1988) (Arlene) of Peterborough and Ken of B.C. Devoted Grandmother of Joe (Paula), Carl (Tracy) Melody, Mike (Marisa), Christine (Dave), Suzanne and K.J. Great Grandmother of five and dear sister-in-law of Zoltan Petrany of Florida.


Cattran DouglasCATTRAN, Douglas Bryant  -  With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Douglas Bryant Cattran, 78, at Guelph General Hospital, on March 28, 2017, with his family by his side. He succumbed to respiratory complications following emergency surgery.

He is predeceased by his parents, Charles and Effie Cattran, and his brother John (Pat).

He will be greatly missed by his wife Carolyn, of 54 years and his children, Caroline (Gord), and David (Stacy), and grandchildren, Gillian, Stuart and James, and Alex, Nate and Ava.