Hasyj KatarzynaHASYJ, Katarzyna (Katherine)  -  Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Guelph General Hospital, on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Katarzyna (Katherine) (Bakalar) Hasyj in her 93rd year, was the beloved wife of the late Wlodimir (Walter) Hasyj (2002).

She was the loving mother of Stephen and his wife Linda, and Anna Wilson. Katherine was the proud grandmother (Baba) of Jeannine and her husband P.J. Fletcher, Shaw and his wife Lindsey, Tony and his wife Lizeth, Derek and his wife Shannon, Tanya and her husband Darrell and Natalie, and great-grandmother (Pro Baba) of  Ethan, Cora, Sarah, Ella, Devin, Nicolas, Georgia Mae and Penelope. She was the dear sister of Paul and Nastia.


SPENCER, Winifred  –  The family of Winifred Spencer (née Smith), in her 95th year, announce her peaceful passing surrounded by her family on March 2, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Norman (1980). Companion to the late Bill Mitchell (2009).

Loving mother of Stuart, and Andrew (Jennifer), and 'Nannie' to Matthew (Kristi), and Sarah. Great Grandmother of Bergen and Erica. Predeceased by eldest son David (1968).


Mellen ChristopherMELLEN, Christopher George  -  It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Chris, who passed away on March 2, 2017, in his 56th year, as he journeys on to join his parents Morley and Maisie Mellen.

He leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend Dianne and her son Isaac Lopes.

Chris' older sisters Kathi Brunen and Nancy Ryan will miss their baby brother. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews; Ian Burgess, Annette Burgess, Shannon Burgess, Steve Ryan (Heidi), Ashley Roorda (Jason), Nicole McKelvie (Patrick), Emily and Zackery Smith, Eric Burgess, Hannah Burgess, Mason and Madison Ryan.


Iredale ElizabethIREDALE, Elizabeth Ann  -  At age 54 of St. Marys passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on March 2, 2017.

Beloved wife for 31 years of David. Loving mother of Katelyn Iredale and Joshua Iredale (Candace). Grandmother of Emberly and Kyleigh.

Loving daughter of Joan Wildgust. Dear sister of Carol Brooks, Joanne Emm, Lynn Huras, Kathy Foster (Don) and Michelle Pepper (Jim). Also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ray Iredale (Pat), Joyce Mulholland (Terry), Bruce Iredale (Kathy), Clare Iredale (Anna) and many nieces and nephews.


Manley RitaMANLEY, Rita  -  It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Rita Manley, formerly of 32 Norfolk Street, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Stratford General Hospital. She was born in McKillop Township, daughter of the late William Duffy and the former Loretta O’Reilly.

Rita was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Past President of the Catholic Women’s League.

Beloved wife of the late Mervin Manley (2004). Loving mother of Kevin Manley and wife Peggy, William Manley and wife Edda, Marilyn and husband Patrick Crowley and Leon Manley and wife Christine.


Turcott DonnaTURCOTT, Donna  -  Passed away March 1st just 4 days before her 70th birthday.

Loving wife of the late Bert Turcott, Dear daughter of the late Gladys and George Cole.

Beloved mother of Andrew (Carrie), and Annette (Matt). Proud grandmother of Amber, Karli, Devin, Cheryl ,Darien, Katie, Richard, Justin, Natasha and Tom.


Clark GeorgeCLARK, George Edward  -  Passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Evelyn(2003).

Loving father of Laura, Michael (Gloria), James (Dinny), Brian (Kathy) and George (Angela). Cherished Grandad of Sharon (Peter), Rachel, David (Amy), Justin (Arlyn), Jeff (Amanda), Shelby, Geoffrey and Jonathan. Proud great Grandad of Sebastian, Hailey, Zoey, Cameron, Kaleb, Bennett and soon to be baby Natalie.


Cotton LavernCOTTON, Lavern  -  Of Arthur passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in his 80th year. 

Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Garbutt) Cotton (2012).

Dear father of Dan (Willaby) Cotton of Arthur, Debbie (Mark) Homer of Arthur, Laura Cotton of Arthur, Brenda (Greg) Johnson of Powassan, Leanne (David) Menzies of Petrolia and Lisa (Ken) Wuensch of Arthur.


Ropp ViolaROPP, Viola Annie  -  Passed away peacefully at her residence, Nithview Community, New Hamburg on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Viola was born 96 years ago in East Zorra Township, a daughter of Christian Z. Bender and former Clara Ruby . 

Loving wife of the late Neil Ropp who predeceased her January 24, 1983. 

Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Robert  and Sharon Ropp of Stratford, Richard and Carol Ropp of Embro,  Grace and Sam Sferrazza of New Hamburg, Keith and Nancy Ropp of RR # 1 Bright.  


Cherry AgnesCHERRY, Agnes Faye (Nee McCorkindale)  -  From her residence at Eden House, Eden Mills, Faye passed away suddenly from heart failure, en route to the Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017 in her 78th year.

She was the beloved mother of Bernadette Wells (the late Craig Pemberton, d.2014) and Jason Wells   (Amanda). Cherished grandmother of Marshall, Joshua, Sam and Max. 

Dearest sister of Bob (Erin), Neil (Valerie), Bill (Linda) and Jim (Linda) McCorkindale.


Reid DennisREID, Dennis Elander  -  It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Elander Reid after a long battle with cancer. Dennis passed away peacefully at Innisfree House on March 1, 2017 one day before his 68th birthday with his family by his side. 

Beloved high school sweetheart and husband of Joanne (Beechey) for 47 years. 

Loving Dad to Natasha and Mike, Tanya and Rob and Derek and Tracey. Proud Grandpa to Alex Magon, Sasha, Katelyn, Nisha and Liam Owens, and Nathan, Andy, Indica and Odyn Reid. 


DeBokx BrendaDE BOKX, Brenda  -  The Lord has taken our mother, Brenda De Bokx, to her eternal home on March 1, 2017.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Andrew (1995), eldest son, Bill (2008) and son-in-law Hal Bjornestad (2014).

Cherished mother of Ina Morschauser (Gus), Gerda, Peter (Carol) and daughter-in-law Kathy. She will be greatly missed by her nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great- great-grandchildren.


Kunder MarilynKUNDER, Marilyn E. 'Molly'  -  At age 85, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late William Mountain and the former Dorothy Riddell.

Loved mother of Susan Eckel, Nancy Malachowski (Chris) and David Kunder. Proud grandmother of Adam and Alexandria Malachowski and Jordan and Erika Eckel.

Predeceased by her brothers William, Robert and Jack Mountain.


Parks JoycePARKS, Joyce Louise (nee Taylor)  -  Following a brief and brave battle with Acute Leukemia, Joyce passed away at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario on March 1st, 2017 (residing in Guelph, ON). She was loved to her last breath with her beloved niece/daughter Cynthia (Cindy) Walker-Parks (David) of Guelph, ON, by her side.

Wife of the late Philip Murray Parks of St George, NB (1979).

Born in Caithness NB, August 7th, 1938 she was a daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Doris Margaret (nee Palk) Taylor.


Harnack CliffordHARNACK, Clifford William  -  Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of the late Judy Harnack. Loving father of Cara, Paul (Jude) and Becky Green (Stacey). Cherished Papa of Aiden, Finley and Brooke.

Survived by brothers Jim (Donna) and Ken, and sisters Virginia (Terry), Laurel (Doug), Joan, Alanna (Mike) and Louise (Butch).


Todd JamesTODD, James Philip '5 Bucks'  -  A LEGEND AND OUR HERO  -  Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 73.

Although James was well known in his hometown of Mannheim for his long career at KW Hydro, his teachings at Conestoga College and his band and his weekly drumming gigs at World Outreach Ministries, he will be remembered most for his infectious sense of humour, his ability to fix anything, his big loving heart and for the lifelong friendships he formed.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Rachelle (Harris) , his two sons Doug and Dan (Natalie) and by his grandchildren Tarryn, Michaela, and Cadence, as well as Nadine Kelli Van Luxemborg for whom he was like a father.


VanderVelde LawrenceVANDERVELDE, Lawrence  -  Passed away at St. Mary's General Hospital on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the age of 69 years. 

Beloved husband of Donna VanderVelde. Dear father of Theresa VanderVelde (Chris), Donny Evoy, Patty Evoy (Larry), and Billy Evoy (Kari). Loved son of Winnie VanderVelde. 

Also remembered by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. Predeceased by his father Tjebele VanderVelde. 


Odell GordonODELL, Gordon James  -  Born in Montreal in 1921. Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Veteran's Hospital on February 28th, 2017 where he received wonderful care for the past year and a half. Son of H. James Odell and Lillian Fraser.

Predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years Jean MacKinnon, his son David (and David's infant twin Peter), son-in-law Peter Lindsay, sister Phyllis (Del) and brother Howard (Claudette).

Survived by his daughter Vicki, and her children Michael (Carly) and Robin, and his three great grandchildren William, Elizabeth and Peter. A fourth great granddaughter is due any day now. Remembered by his daughter-in-law Cynthia  and her family as well as nephews and nieces and extended family and friends.


MARTIN, Noah M.M.  -  Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his home, RR 2 Wallenstein, at the age of 97 years.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Annie (Martin) Martin (1967) and his second wife, MaryAnn (Weber) Martin (1996).

Dear father of Osiah of Kitchener, Aden and Naomi of Ariss, Ella and Oscar Bowman of Wallenstein, Elsie Martin of Wallenstein, and father-in-law of Nancy (Mrs. Delton) Martin of Bluevale. Loving grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.


Phair StephenPHAIR, Stephen Hugh Ward  –  Passed away at home, surrounded by peace and love, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the age of 63 years. 

Steve was the beloved husband of Sandy (nee: Brown) for 40 years. 

He was the proud father of Theresa (Glen McMillan) and Tegan (Daryl Vermey), and the loving Grandad of Sam, Andrew, Aviana and Jace. Steve was the dear son of Pam and brother of Ron (Julie) and Melody (Mark Sturm). He is predeceased by his father Orval, and sister Pammy.

Costello Kenneth 

COSTELLO, Kenneth 'Ken' Ernest Norman  -  (Retired Longtime Employee of Canada Post)  -  Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the age of 63.

Beloved husband of Liz for over 38 years. Loving father of Jennifer, Jessica, Andrew, JD 'Jessie' (Chad) and Aaron.

Dear brother of Michael (Carol Pease), Karen (Peter Carr), Pat McGill and David (Lisa). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, all our friends from 'Sesame Street' and the Gogan family of New Brunswick. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Betty and by sister-in-law Sharon.


Luksa JuozasLUKSA, Juozas (Joseph)  -  Peacefully surrounded by family, Joseph Luksa passed away on February 28, 2017 at Kitchener's Grand River Hospital. 

Joseph was born August 2, 1925, in Ukmerge Lithuania, to Nikodemas and Ona (Martinkaitis).  He immigrated to Canada in 1951 where he later met and married his beloved wife of 63 years, the late Lydia (Cibitis) Luksa. He worked hard at Coleman's Meat Packing and then Kellogg's to support, provide for and educate his family. 

Having grown up on a farm, Joe loved the outdoors and enjoyed nature and wildlife. He also loved good food, his flower garden and working on his property which was his pride and joy.  Joe always had a beautiful green lawn and neat gardens wherever he lived.


McFadden MaryMcFADDEN, Mary Lloy  -  Passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 28, 2017 in her 95th year.

Lloy lived life to the fullest alongside her beloved husband Glenn during their 68 year marriage.

She took great pride in being the mother and compass for her family of six children. Family get-togethers when children, grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered, were most special to her.


DaSilva AlfredoDA SILVA, Alfredo da Rosa Pereira  -  Passed away peacefully with family by his side at the age of 85 on February 28, 2017.

Alfredo was born on February 10, 1932 in Horta, Faial, Azores and immigrated to Canada in the early sixties with his family. He worked for many years at Steed & Evans as the Construction Superintendent. Alfredo was a past president of the Kitchener Portuguese Club and a member of the Kitchener Knights of Columbus Council 1504.

Predeceased by his cherished wife of 62 years Maria Helena Freitas Diogo da Silva (2014).


BEEHLER, Robert Lee  -  At age 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Greenwood Court (Stratford). Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, son of the late Harry and Jessie (Near) Beehler.

Survived by his wife Rosemary (Beaverson) (Near) Beehler.

Father of Lois (Dan) Young, Janet (Alfred) Beam, Brice Beehler and daughter-in-law Sue Beehler, Lucille (Murray) Schneider and Emilie Dasch. Grandfather of Rob (Katie), Julie (Jon), Mark (Miranda), Jonathan (Elizabeth), Erica, Taryn (fiancé Chad), Larkyn and great grandfather of 16 great granddaughters.


Lefcourt BarbaraLEFCOURT, Barbara Ellen (nee Morn)  -  With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Barbara Ellen Lefcourt on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in her 82nd year. She was surrounded by loved ones during her final days while under the compassionate care of the many staff and volunteers at Innisfree House, Kitchener.

Barbara is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Herbert Michael Lefcourt, parents Lillian and Joseph Morn of Brooklyn, New York, and her sister, Suzanne Sosa, also of Brooklyn.

She is the loving mother of Mike (Laurie), Jack (Mika) and Rachel (Brian) and cherished partner of Richard Lapointe. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Cameron, Miranda, Lucas, Isaac and Callum.