Pacia MikePACIA, Marcelo 'Mike'  -  It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Marcelo "Mike" Pacia, age 50, of Stratford on Thursday, October 12th, 2017.

He joins his beloved wife Sonia in heaven and is survived by their son Christian Pacia.

Born in the Philippines, son of the late Crecensio and Herminigilda Pacia, Mike will always be remembered for his fun loving spirit, love for his family and friends and his dancing.

He is survived by Julio (Zenaida) Pacia, Amy (Mark) Bush, Fran (Louie) Bayani and the rest of his siblings in the Philippines.


Garneau MarjorieGARNEAU, Marjorie Anne  -  At age 77, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Marjorie was born in Stratford, daughter of the late Patrick and Myrtle (Fountain) Walsh.

Predeceased by her husband Louis Garneau (October 13, 2000).

Loving and proud mother of Annette Garneau of Stratford and Michele and husband Joseph Craddock of Waterloo. Dear grandmother of Michael, Laura and Matthew.

Survived by her siblings; Joan (Paul) Sheppard, Tom Walsh, Irene (Barry) Lydon, Michael (Francine) Walsh, Cathy Valcke (Vince Tiano). Marjorie will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Kris Walsh, the entire Garneau family, and along with many nieces and nephews and their families.


Smith MargySMITH, Margy  -  Passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with her family by her side. 

Anyone who knew Nan knew she loved her family and friends above all else. She was a selfless, loving, classy, and caring woman, but also spunky and feisty at times. Nan taught us morals and life lessons and she was someone to truly look up to. 

Margy will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her daughters Judy Bird and Lynn Turcotte (Al), grandchildren Lee Ann (Tim), Jenn (Matt), Jamie (Cam), Lindsay (Ryan), Lori (Ryan), Larissa (Stefan), Sam (Christina), and Chris (Heather), and great-grandchildren Abbygail, Bella, Tony, Beau, Adam, Maizie, Sophie, and Emma. 


Jongerius JohnJONGERIUS, John  -  Passed away unexpectedly, at his home in Elmira, of sudden cardiac arrest on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the age of 67 years.

Devoted husband of Carol (nee Mannion), his wife of 42 years.

Loving father of Amy Gowan (Neil) of Kincardine and Holly (Devin Jones) of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Stella, Emmett, and Owen Gowan.

Cherished brother of Marianne Hoare (Mike), Johanna Hawke (Peter), both of London, and Bill (Sharon) of Salmo, BC. Fondly remembered by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his son Mike in August 2000, and parents Jacobus Jongerius and Mary Fox (George).


Crane AnthonyCRANE, Anthony Joseph  -  Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 62. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his sons Tony (Cora) and Chris (Joelean) and grandchildren Mason, Markus and Tayden. 

He is also survived by his mother Evelyn, his sister Debbie and his brother Scott. 

Anthony is predeceased by his son Mark and his father John. 


WEBER, Edwin W.  -  On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his home, RR 1, St. Clements, in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of Lydia (Bauman) Weber.

Loved father of Erla Brubacher of Heidelberg, Leona and Cleason Bowman of RR 1, Holstein, Oscar and Lucinda Weber of RR 1, St. Clements, Viola and Wayne Martin, Vera and Isaac Weber, both of RR 1, St. Jacobs, and Selina and Mervin Martin of RR 2, Ariss.

Also survived by 35 grandchildren and 69 great-grandchildren.


Wilkin GloriaWILKIN, Gloria  -  At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Mrs. Gloria Jane (Tolson) Wilkin of Mount Forest, in her 77th year. 

Mother of Stephan Jeffery, Joey Adam and friend Lynda Lalonde, Anthony Poser, Diana Jeffery, Lisa Jeffery and friend Denis Amyotte, and Shauna-Lee Thibodeau and friend Nathan McAnsh. 

Grandmother of Jared Jeffery, Chantz Jeffery, Sarah Wolfe, Ashley Thibodeau, Kyler Thibodeau, Kataya Thibodeau, Joyanna Neron, and Christa Neron, and great-grandmother of Isabelle VanLeeuwen, Lana VanLeeuwen, Octavia VanLeeuwen, and Christina Neron. 


Krauck HelmutKRAUCK, Helmut Theodor  -  (H. Krauck Construction Co. Ltd.)  -  Passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Elsbeth for 64 years.

Loving father of Esther Krauck, Judy Tailer (Mark), Ruth Okum (Martin) and Hannah Bartel (Rudy). Proud Opa of Jesse, Remeus (Kelly), Cody (Karen), Raine (Barry), Elisha, Lara (Justin) and great-grandfather of Caleb, Skye, Kai, Keeley, Atticus and Thorsten.


Schaffner JosephSCHAFFNER, Joseph  -  Born in Valpovo, Croatia on September 30, 1926, Joseph passed away peacefully at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital on Wednesday October 11, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Anna (2016).

Loving father of Edwin (Waldtraut), Ralph (Judy), Gary (Pranee) and Andre (Lynn). Proud Opa of Michelle (Matt), Devin (Natalie), Charmayne, Selena (Bill), Stephanie (Harrison), Lisa, Karl, Dana and great grandfather of Brianne, Blake and Fitz Anna.


Moses StephenMOSES, Stephen Harold  -  At age 61, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on October 11, 2017. Born in Stratford, son of the late Harold and Gwen (nee Chippendale) Moses.

Beloved partner of Dawn McGregor and loved father of Aaron Moses (Ashley), David Shurgold (Shannon), Angela Scotland (Alfred), Trevor MacDonald, Nicole MacDonald (Cody) and Alex MacDonald (Kerri).

Dear brother of Neil Moses (Grace), Foxxe Wilder, Rob Moses, Rebecca Moses and Janet Moses-Embry. Loved grandfather of Emily, Samantha, Curtis, Deshawn, Jorjha and Cienna.

Predeceased by his son Jesse and his brothers Jim and Dani Moses. 'Uncle Dirt' will be missed by many nieces and nephews.


Wilflin WilliamWILFLIN, William Henry 'Bill'  -  Passed away at his residence, in Cambridge, on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the age of 65. 

Predeceased by his beloved wife Georgina Wilflin (nee Stone). Step-father of Amanda Burgess (Rob Halkes). Proud Poppy of Lauren and Mason.   

William will also be sadly missed by his cousins, extended family and friends. 

Predeceased by his parents Henry and Edith Wilflin. 


Harte PeterHARTE, Peter Joseph  -  Passed peacefully at the age of 80 after a brief illness.

He is dearly remembered and mourned by Margaret, his wife of 53 years.

Loving father to Brian and Anne and their partners Alexandra Perlof and John Swarbrick. Amazing grandfather to Claire, Graham, Cora and Nell.

Cherished brother to Christina and Theresa, he is reunited with his parents Peter and Annie; brothers and sisters: Mary, Paddy, Jack, Nancy, Kay and Josephine.


Paquette BobPAQUETTE, Bob Michel  -  After a short battle with cancer, passed away at Lisaard House on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family at the age of 64.

Loving husband to Marilyn (nee Dyment) of 36 wonderful years, dear father to Ben (Amy), Rachel and Becka (Jim), proud Poppa to Owen, Matthew, Carter and baby Franken due to arrive in November, brother to Joe (Pam).

Bob is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Dolores Paquette. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his extended family and friends, especially by his four-legged canine friend Bear (bouvier).


GILKS, George Allan  -  Peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 just five days shy of his 91st birthday, in the presence of his loving family and friends.

Beloved husband of Lola (nee Addis) Gilks.

Loving father of Gary (Joan) Gilks and Linda Gilks. Dear grandfather of Jennifer and Sarah and great-granddaughter: Hannah. Also survived by his sisters Vera and Mary.

Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends.


WAECHTER, Joel  -  Passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Beloved son of Ken and Nancy (Moore) Waechter. He was the loving brother of Amanda and the dear uncle of Jaxon. He was the beloved grandson of Sheila Moore and the late William, and of the late Frank and Marie Waechter. He was the dear nephew of Gerry and Joanne Waechter, Jim and Lynn Waechter, Doug and Lynda Waechter, Brian and Nancy Waechter, Bill and Jan Waechter, Mike and Claudette Waechter, Donnie and Lorraine, Waechter, Doug and Laurel Moore, Alan and Judy Moore, Brian and Roubina Moore, Valerie and Chris Elkeer, and the late Billy Moore. Sadly missed by his many cousins.


Galan AlfonsoGALAN, Alfonso  -  It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of Alfonso Maria Galan at Hospice Wellington on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family.

Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lilia and children Maria(Henry), Anita (Jack), Pat, Paul (Colina) and Peter. He will be forever missed by his 11 grandchildren Lily, Alexandra, Victoria, Grabriela, Daniela, Michelle, Nicole, Noah, Gracie, Matthew and Sarah.

Upon arriving to Canada in 1972, Alfonso worked at Toronto Sheraton and Hilton Toronto Airport hotels until his full retirement at age 80.


Metcalf GwenMETCALF, Gwen  -  Passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017, after a very brief illness at the young age of 61.

Beloved wife of Paul O’Neil for 27 years, residing in the beautiful village of Beeton, ON.

Devoted daughter of the late Lloyd Metcalf and the late Eleanor Metcalf of Arkell, ON. Exceptional sister to John Metcalf of Orangeville, ON. Loving niece of Bernice Laurenceson (the late Ken), Cliff Fitzpatrick (the late Betty), Vivian Brousseau (the late Douglas), all of Guelph, ON, Marlene and Paul Herlihey of Ottawa, Iola and Frank McTaggart of Mississauga, ON, Carol Fitzpatrick of Toronto, ON, the late Jack & Lucy Smith of Puslinch, ON, the late Gerald & Minnie Fitzpatrick of Calgary, AB, as well as Doreen Metcalfe (the late Albert) of Guelph, ON and her five children.


Collison ClaytonCOLLISON, Clayton James  –  Drowned tragically as a result of an accident on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at age 20.

Loving son of Kelly Neely and Bill Collison. Adored brother of Lorne Neely, Kayla Miller and Abigail Collison. Precious grandson of Joan Falsetto. Cherished uncle of Aiden and Brianna Miller. Clay will be deeply missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Clayton was predeceased by grandparents Tom and Kay Collison, Eddie MacDougall and Al Falsetto Sr. and by aunts Linda Collison, Wendy Robins and uncle Ray Robins.


EDMONSON, Dorothy (Dot) Marie Amelia (Collins)  -  At age 79 of Cambridge, Ontario passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 10, 2017.

The matriarch of our family will be greatly missed.

Dorothy shared her life with Mitchell Edmonson her soulmate of 61 years.

Predeceased by her son Glenn. Dorothy leaves her love with son Douglas, daughter Theresa, grandchildren Michelle, Nathan, Rachel, James, and great grandchildren Mitchell, Monica, and Kyree.


Bastell LuellaBASTELL, Luella Bernice (nee Hutchinson)  -  Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington Residence on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 86. 

Beloved wife of the late Arthur Robert Bastell (1994). 

Loved mother of Sandra Cote, Arthur Bastell, Donald Bastell and Kimberley Kyle (William). Proud grandmother of Tamara, Ashley, Tyler and Riley. 

Dear sister of Nelson (Joan), Herbert (Darlene), Frederick (Lillian) and Donald (Marlene). Predeceased by her son in-law Joseph Cote.


Pipe GlennaPIPE, Glenna (nee Forsythe)  -  Passed  away peacefully at The Elliott Community on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 95 years. 

Most dearly beloved wife for over 70 years of Leonard Pipe.        

Predeceased by her sister Helen Sevigny.

Glenna graduated in 1944 from the Victoria Public Hospital in Fredericton, NB after receiving her RN designation. Leonard recalled, during a stay in hospital, falling in love with his beautiful blue eyed nurse then later asking her for her hand in marriage. Glenna and Leonard married in 1947 and enjoyed a fulfilling life together.        


Clark OliveCLARK, Olive 'Peggy' Hannah (Formerly Sharpe) (Sanders)  -  Passed away peacefully at Huronlea Home for the Aged in Brussels on Tuesday October 10, 2017 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late George Sharpe and Reg Clark. Loving mother of Ken Sharpe and Keith Sharpe (Carol) and stepmother of Judy Carle and Susan Vanatter. Proud grandma of Brad, Barry, Denise, Ray (predeceased), Christine (Keith McCulskie) and great grandmother of 7 great grandchildren.

Survived by her sister Mary Matlock.


Pekurar PaunPEKURAR, Paun 'Dorel/Dino'  -  (Dorel's Foods)  -  Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Cristina.

Loving father of Dorel (Teresa), Sharlyne (Jason), Ingrid and Elena. Proud grandpa of Corry-Anna, Hank, Dominik, Isabella and Brooklyn.

Dear brother of Stella and the late Maria. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.


Becker EileenBECKER, Eileen  -  It is with great sadness, the Becker family announces the passing of Eileen Marie Becker, age 87, peacefully at Spruce Lodge, Stratford on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Born in Logan Township, daughter of the late Harold and Theresa Cooper.

Eileen spent most of her time raising her children, being the wife of a soldier of World War II; she relished in the accomplishments of her grandchildren and she had a great sense of humour and had a fondness for animals. Eileen would never ever pass up a good Timbit.

Eileen was predeceased by her husband Gordon (1980), a brother Harold and by son-in-law Raymond Cook. Loving mother of Theda (Doug), Joanne Cook, Brian (Ann), Cheryl, Alex, Debbie and Karyn (Andrew).


METSKE, Simon  -  Passed away at Juravinski Hospital on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the age of 59. Simon went home to be with his Lord after a challenging life on this earth. He now has no more pain, his soul is free and he is safe in the arms of Jesus, never more to suffer.

He is reunited with his parents, the late Martin (March 13, 2001) and Antje 'Anne' Metske (February 26, 2008), and his sister Maria Barendregt-Spriel of Ingersoll.

Much loved brother of Martin Metske Jr (Roseanne) of Lucknow, and Henry Metske (Shirley) of Kirkwall. Special uncle to Sharon Spriel of Ingersoll, Rachel Spriel of BC., Joe Spriel of Woodstock, Kathy Spriel-Hunt (Steve) of Corunna, Nadine Metske of Cambridge, William Metske of Kirkwall, and Mike Metske (Tina), Jeff Metske (Heather), Tim Metske (Amanda), and Lisa Metske (Scott) all of Lucknow.


Gimby SusanGIMBY, Susan Patricia  -  Passed away at Grand River Hospital K-W Health Care Centre on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Susan was the loving wife of Ronald John Gimby of Waterloo.

Dear mother of Terry Gimby (Sharon Fay) of Waterloo, Tracey Reid (Jeff) of Waterloo and Trevor Gimby of Waterloo. Dear grandmother of Chrissy and Bobby Gimby and Riley and Tyler Reid. Great-grandmother of Charlie.

Sadly missed by her sister Sandra Niergarth of Waterloo.

Predeceased by her parents Walter and Lillie Niergarth.