OFSONKA, John Andre - With very heavy hearts, the family would like to announce the passing of John Andrew Ofsonka at the age of 78, on Monday, March 27, 2017, with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of the late Veronica Marguerite (nee Carignan) Ofsonka (1998).
John was the dear father of Jonna (Frank) Figuli and Belinda (Scott) Sargent and step-father of Alice Volpe, Micheal Kmita and the late Patricia McDonald (2005).
LEE, Moon Soo - Passed away suddenly but peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 76.
Beloved husband of Soon Hwa for 54 years.
Loving Dad to Dong Un (Anny), Yeong Mi Hong (Sam) and Dong Ok (Tara). Cherished and adored grandfather to Angela, Jason, Julia, Cody, Jessica and John.
McDONALD, Venise - Passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 at 104 years of age.
Survived by daughter Nancy (Dino) Berlingeri. Predeceased by children, Alfred, Florence Hogan, Richard and Peggy Prange.
Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
KILBEY, Idella Elizabeth - Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the age of 104.
She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Dell was predeceased by her husband Edward Kilbey (1988), her parents Charles and Elizabeth Erdman, her siblings Jessie Martin (Ross), Gordon Erdman (Marie), Carl Erdman (Florence), Audrey Currie (George), and Irene.
PIRES, Joaquim - Passed away suddenly at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the age of 51.
Loving husband of Gracinda Pires.
Cherished father of Lucas Pires and Marcus Pires. Loving son of Maria Silva and brother of Rosa Barreira. Joaquim will be sadly missed by all of his friends and family. Predeceased by his father Manuel Marujo.
GEDDES, John Elgin 'Jack' - Jack transitioned to his eternal home after his sojourn at Trinity Village Care Centre and Parkwood Mennonite Home with memory loss for the last eight years.
Jack was born in Walkerton and grew up on a farm at Burgoyne where he was the eldest of siblings, Beth Whinfield (2016) (Barry 2002), Eleanor Ireland (Jim) of Owen Sound, and Alex (Bev) of Ottawa.
Husband of his devoted wife, Florabell Marie Groff (Betty) for 62 years. Predeceased by his parents, Alex and Myrtle (Reid). Father of Paul (Juliette), Heather Cooper (Earl), Deb Schlichter (Paul), David (Chia-Chi), Maria Milne (Rob) and John A.
MESCHKULEIT, Anna Bernadine - Passed away peacefully at the Village of University Gates Long Term Care Home, Waterloo on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the age of 88.
Much loved by her children, Sabine Wilkinson (Dave), Mike Meschkuleit (Audrey), Frank Meschkuleit (Dina), and Mary Scroggins (Larry). Lovingly remembered as Oma by Kirsten, Mecki, Merrick, Lana, and Maya. Dear sister of Hedwig Graf of Germany.
Predeceased by her husband, Siegfried Meschkuleit in 2007.
MORDEN, Earl - Passed away peacefully on March 27th 2017 at Groves Memorial Hospital in his 86th year.
Earl was predeceased by his wife Doreen in 2011.
Survived by his children Donna(Jim) Woods, Marlene McDonald, Linda(Brian) Chadwick and Dan(Jo-Anne) Morden.
BRUCE, (J.) Wayne - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of (John) Wayne Bruce, after a brief illness, on Sunday March 26th, 2017 in his 68th year. Wayne died peacefully, surrounded by his cherished family, who were the centre of his life.
Devoted husband of Kathleen (Kathy) Bruce (nee Coady) for thirty seven years.
Wayne was a caring and proud father to his three sons, Thomas Bruce (Shannon O’Malley), Gregory Bruce (Danielle Dechert), and Robert Bruce.
DENNIS, Marlene I. (nee Ord) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in her 84th year.
Beloved wife of the late Doug Dennis (2016).
Survived by her loving children, Brenda and Roy Wilkinson, Shelley Lothian (Scotty 2005), Darcel Bates and Gary Forrest, and Terry and Malena Dennis.
Grandmother of fourteen and great grandmother of six. Dear sister of Donald Ord.
CHOVANSKY, Margaret (Peggy) - In loving memory of Margaret (Peggy) Chovansky who passed away peacefully at the Columbia Forest Long Term Care Home on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 94.
Peggy was a deeply loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was always the heart of her family. Her loving nature, cheerfulness, sense of humour and ceaseless willingness to spend hours playing games and creating special moments with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren will live on in the memories of her family and friends.
DUNFORD, Patricia (Pat) - Pat died peacefully on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at Trinity Village Long Term Care, Kitchener at the age of 87.
Treasured wife of Ken Dunford for 62 years.
Dear mother of Julie Dunford and Valerie Udris (Harris). Loving grandma of Cassidy, Kelsey, Kevin and Steven.
McINNIS, Gerald Frederick - (March 23, 1936 - March 26, 2017) - Passed away surrounded by his family at Grand River Hospital at the age of 81.
Beloved husband of Elizabeth 'Betty' McInnis.
Loving father of Greg McIntyre, Cathy Schade (the late Brad) and Teresa McIntyre (Gary). Cherished Papa of Brandi, Kris and Cory.
NEDEREND, Ryan James - Died suddenly on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 26.
Beloved partner of Brynna Wasylycia. Loving son of John and Cathy Nederend. Dear brother of Jacob (Lauren Eby), Elizabeth and Matthew. He will be deeply missed by his grandparents Simon and Joanne Nederend and Albert and Olive Sparks.
Dear nephew of Angela Timmins (Peter), Mary Martineau (Yvon), Bill Nederend (Marianne), Wilma Nederend (Jeff Verbeem), Anne Nederend , Charles Nederend, Carol Sparks (Clovie LeBlanc) and Donna Sparks (Greg Duff). Ryan will also be deeply missed by all his cousins.
PADERESKI, Gary Stanley - Passed away peacefully at University Gates Long Term Care with his beloved wife Betty by his side on Sunday, March 26th, 2017. Gary was in his 76th year.
Loving father of Lynn Cober (Peter), Kenneth Elliott (Joanne), Cheryl Hollingsworth (Russ), Cindy Elliott (Jamie), Lynn Brading (Ron), Jody Myers, Timothy Paulitzki (Darlene). Gary will be missed and remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his sisters and brothers-in-law Ellen Clark, Jean Chambers, Ross and Marilyn Chambers and Bill Riexinger. Gary is also survived by a brother Richard.
Predeceased by parents, Stanley and Marie Padereski and his sister Dorothy.
SCHOEL, Lore - Passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Trinity Village at the age of 93. Born May 10, 1923 in Danzig, West Preussen.
Beloved wife of Hans Schoel, married for 64 years.
Loving mother of Willi (Donna), Gary (Lorraine), Eva (Lorne) and John (Dina). Dear sister of Eva Marie Kettler (deceased) and Anneliese Franzen both of Germany. Special 'Omi' to grandchildren Kyle, Meike, Jenna, Liam, Pierce, Christina and Jesse. Great-Grandma to Robyn and Trudie. Also known as 'Omi' to Jenny, Dave, Kendra, Jake, Jason, Sue, Tanner and Tia.
REEVE, Jacob Sean - It is with much sadness and a great sense of loss that we announce that Jake passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the age of 29 years.
Beloved son of Gordon and Patricia Reeve. Lovingly remembered by his cherished daughter, Sienna, and her mother Pavina. Dear brother of Jesse (Daniela), Mike (Vicki), Maureen (Mike S.), and Kelly (Steve). Loved and remembered by his girlfriend, Jovana.
He will be missed by his extended family and friends.
DAVIDSON, Montgomery 'Monty' Bryden - A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, it is with great sadness we announce that Monty, aged 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday March 26, 2017.
Monty lived a robust life and will be forever in the hearts of his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret; his children Dean (Sharon); Debbie (Peter); Brad (Suzie); Glenn (Dolly); Brett (Peggy), and Gregg (Marianne); his 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Monty will be missed by his sister Linda Bowen, his extended family of 'adopted' children and grandchildren, and his many friends.
GUENARD, Eveline Marie Elizabeth - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in her 76th year.
She is survived by her loving step-son Eric Caron (Cathia Sousa), sisters Cecile Fortier, Doris (Louis) Jolin and Delores Guenard and brother Oliver Guernard.
She was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Leda Guenard, her thirteen siblings and soulmate Johanne Caron.
LONSWAY, Susan Eileen - After a long battle with Scleroderma, it is with great sadness that we announce the death and peaceful passing of Susan Eileen Lonsway on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener at the age of 73.
Predeceased by her parents David and Mary Henderson and brother Robert Henderson.
Beloved wife of Douglas Lonsway. Beloved mother to Tim Kerr and Ted Kerr. Loving sister of Anne Dance and Kathy Lichty. Grandmother to Jesse Kerr and Marissa Kerr.
COOPER, Harold Albert - In his 73rd year, after a courageous battle, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital. Born in Stratford, son of the late Harold and Theresa (Connolly) Cooper.
Predeceased by his loving partner Lucille Johnston .
Survived by his siblings Alexander (Glenna) Cooper of Bayfield, Betty Ann Vassallo (Steve Molnar) of London, Nancy Mead of Stratford and Eileen Becker of Stratford. Harold will be remembered by his nieces and nephews Theda, Joanne, Cheryl, Debbie, Karen, Alex, Brian and his special friends Ray Schweitzer and Roy and Shirley Pautler.
MARTIN, Elvina (Shantz) - Peacefully, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at home, RR 1, Linwood, in her 78th year.
Wife of Clayton M. Martin.
Mother of Levi and Betty of Holyrood, Nancy Martin of Linwood, Elo of Brussels, Adam of Breslau, Allan and Laurene of Elmira, Lydia Martin of Linwood, and Jonas of Brussels. Survived by 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sisters Susannah Bauman of Floradale, Esther and Henry Wideman of Wallenstein, Lena and Osiah Bauman of Goldstone, Louisa and Vernon Martin of Elmira, and Nancy Shantz of Elmira, and brothers Ian and Esther Shantz of Wallenstein, Ervin and Lydia Shantz of Floradale, and Daniel and Salema Shantz of St. Jacobs, and brothers-in-law Alvin Metzger of Wallenstein and Joseph and Ada Martin of Massey.
HISCOCK, May - Passed away peacefully at Caressant Care, Arthur on March 25, 2017. Born March 24, 1933 in Nfld. to Albert and Naomi (Ash) Hiscock.
Loving mother of Brenda (Don) Huber of Belwood. Dear sister to Iva (Alex) Tippett of Nfld. Step Grandmother to Laurel (Andrew) Cooper, Devon (Taylor) Huber, Alexis Huber and Joel (Lisa) Huber. Special Aunt to Marina (Harry) Lacey of Arizona, Deloras (Ken) Hardiman, Garfield (Karen) Tippett, and Calvin Tippett of Nfld. Great Aunt to Doneka (Patrick) Casey of Grimsby, Perry (Kelly) Lacey of NB, Ken Hardiman, Kyle (Brianna) Hardiman, and Lacey Tippett of Nfld.. Great-great Aunt to Zachary of Ontario, Morgan and Mackenzie of NB. Cousin to Major Gloria (Dave) Sparks of Nfld. Foster mother to Tanaka Mhondiwa of Zimbabwe.
HEENEY, Shirley Wilma - Passed away at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Beloved mother of Mike Heeney, Jim Heeney, and Donna Marion.
Loving grandmother to Mike, Sarah, Connor, Christopher, Jonathan, Natalie and David. Great grandmother of Miranda and Eleanor.
HARRISON, John Austen "Jack" - At the Sunnyside Home, Kitchener on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at age 92.
Beloved husband of Constance "Connie" Harrison (nee: Elliott).
Loving father of Bill Harrison (Lynda), Wayne Harrison and Wendy Baker (Bill).
Much loved "Grampy" and "Papa" to Dee-Anne Shillinglaw (Kevin), Sean Harrison, Jennifer Harrison, Lindsay Harrison, Danielle Harrison, Sarah Baker, Carolyn Kuula (Kyle), Eric Baker, and "Great Grampy" to Alandra Thorne (Harrison), Bianca Shillinglaw, Liam Shillinglaw.
HARRISON, John Austen 'Jack' - At the Sunnyside Home, Kitchener on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at age 92.
Beloved husband of Constance 'Connie' Harrison (nee: Elliott).
Loving father of Bill Harrison (Lynda), Wayne Harrison and Wendy Baker (Bill). Much loved 'Grampy' and 'Papa' to Dee-Anne Shillinglaw (Kevin), Sean Harrison, Jennifer Harrison, Lindsay Harrison, Danielle Harrison, Sarah Baker, Carolyn Kuula (Kyle), Eric Baker, and 'Great Grampy' to Alandra Thorne (Harrison), Bianca Shillinglaw, Liam Shillinglaw.