Gingrich VernonGINGRICH, Vernon (Vern)  -  Died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on June 20, 2017, at Chartwell LTC Residence in Elmira, at the age of 90 years. Born May 31, 1927, in Guernsey, SK.

Vern was the beloved husband of Eileen (Schwindt) for 60 years. Loved father of Karen (John) Ziegler and proud papa of Blake and Abby.

Survived by brothers Virgil (Della) of London and Delmar (Marguerite) of Elmira, sister Velorous (John) Shearer of Lebanon, PA, sister-in-law Betty Gingrich of Gimili, MN, and brother-in-law Tom Oshiro of Victoria, BC.


Shoemaker EllaSHOEMAKER, Ella (nee Sittler)  -  Passed away peacefully at St.Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the age of 77 years.

Ella was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred Shoemaker (2012).

Lovingly remembered by her brother Wesley and Nancy Sittler of Linwood; nieces and nephews: Barbara, Melvin (Lorene), Naomi, Mark (Betty) Sittler, and their children; Wilfred’s children: Edith (Ernie) Martin, Gerald (Shirley), Harvey (Carolyn) and Carol (Keith) Woods; 11 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren.


Janzen EricaJANZEN, Erica Hildegarde  -  Died on June 20 at the Terrace on the Square in Waterloo. 

She was born and lived in New Hamburg until her marriage to Rudy Janzen, and thereafter together went to Winnipeg for his studies, and from there to Saskatchewan, British Columbia and finally back to Ontario as they served Mennonite Brethren congregations as a pastoral couple. In her early youth she became the church pianist which she continued throughout her active life.  In addition to raising her family, she taught piano to many students and served as an administrative assistant in various business, college and police offices and volunteered for many church programs.


Eitzen PeterEITZEN, Peter  -  Passed into the embrace of his Heavenly Father on June 20, 2017 at the age of almost 94.

He was the beloved husband for 64 years to Eliezabeth (Esau) Eitzen and cherished father to Henry (Lucy) of Toronto and Paul of Kitchener.

Survived also by brother George (Annie) Eitzen of Waterloo and two sisters, Erna Eitzen of North Dakota and Maria Giebert of Germany, sister-in-law Frieda Sperling of Germany. Dear brother-in-law of Martha and Nick Sawatzky of Kitchener. Loved uncle to many nieces and nephews and their families.


Prentice JohnPRENTICE, John  -  Passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Freeport Health Centre, just short of his 90th birthday. 

John is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Catherine, his daughter Heather (Tony) McCoy and son Brian (Corie) Prentice, granddaughters and great-grandchildren: Stephanie McCoy and her daughter Teiryn and Kelly (Mike) Bulgarelli and their children Tanner and Mya. 

John is also survived by his sisters Jean Marshall and Sheila Donald in Scotland. Predeceased by a sister May Saunders.


Szep ZoltanSZEP, Zoltan Imre  -  At age 74, of Mitchell passed away suddenly at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Beloved husband of Loma Szep.

Also surviving are his children Bela, Maria, Janos, Ericka, Teresa and their families and brother Joe Szep (Elizabeth).


Eccles FlorenceECCLES, Florence (nee Adair)  -  Passed away in Ingersoll, on the 20th of June, 2017 in her 99th        year.  

Beloved wife of the late John (2015). 

Proud and devoted mother of Bonnie Eccles of Toronto, Beverley Schofield (Lawrence) of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Brenda Eccles-Jardine (Will) of Thamesford. Cherished grandmother of Todd (Dalyce) Schofield, Janine Thompson and Jeff (Amanda) Barclay. Great grandmother of Ashlyn, Owen and Brynn Thompson; Hailey and Ava Schofield; Brayden, Cohen and Jayce Barclay. 


Dhanraj SureshchandDHANRAJ, Sureshchand  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sureshchand Dhanraj Sagar (Dan) on June 19, 2017 at the age of 68.

Suresh was a devoted husband to his wife Dai (Brenda); they just celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. He was a loving father to Jaya Narine and Sharon Persaud. Wonderful grandfather to Roshni, Somesh, and Yashmita of Kitchener, and Ryan and Angela of Edmonton. Father-in-law to Prakash Narine and Rajesh Persaud.

A devote Hindu, he served Diamond Grove Vishnu Mandir in Guyana and for the last 28 years at Radha Krishna Mandir in Cambridge.


NEWTON, Margaret 'Peg'  -  Passed into Eternity to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at the age of 82 on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Left to mourn is her beloved husband of almost 49 years, Jim; her children, Susan (Graham) of Burlington, Jim (Paula) of Fergus and Steve (Sheri) of Winnipeg and her grandchildren, Cole, Brock, Jack and Devyn of Fergus and Jason and Kaitlyn of Burlington. Peg and Jim treasured their family, all richly gifted from the Lord’s hand.

Peg loved teaching, especially her dozen years in ESL, leading adult immigrants to solve the puzzle called English. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew her.


McCullough WilliamMcCULLOUGH, William Orton  -  Passed away suddenly on June 19th, 2017 at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of Dorothy.

Loving father of Dave (Gerri), Doreen (Glen) and Elly. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Mary (Ariss), Sarah, Danny, B.J., Dustin, Billy, Brittany and Cam and his great grandchildren Zoe and Samantha.


Singer KennethSINGER, Kenneth Raymond  -  Passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer.

He is predeceased by his loving wife Elizabeth (Betty Crawford), and eldest son, Richard.

Kenneth will be sadly missed by Lawrence (Larry), Evelyn (Lyn), Robert and his wife Rhonda (O’Leary), Nancy, Noel and his wife Jane (McDonald) and family. He was the cherished grandfather to Blayne, Cassandra, Robert Jr., and Breanna and great grandfather of Mackenzie.


KASPER, Robert 'Bob'  -  Passed away peacefully on June 19, 2017 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 62 at the Owen Sound Hospital. 

Bob was a beloved father to Adam Kasper and father in law to Shannan Zister-Kasper. He was a proud grandfather to his three grandsons, Xavier, Zachary and Desmond Kasper who will always cherish their time with Grandpa Bob. Bob will be sadly missed by his partner, Jeanette Zbeetnoff at their personal paradise in Sauble Beach. 

Survived by his sister Janet and his brother Ron. Fondly remembered by his niece and nephew Alexandra and Andrew. Predeceased by his father Harry (2017) and his mother Edith (nee Wolff) (2001).


Hambly JohnHAMBLY,  John Arthur  -  Passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital, surrounded by the love of family, on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved husband of the late Rita (2016). Loving father of Ann Hambly, Elizabeth Sisolak (Dan), David Hambly (Leslie), Helen Hambly-Odame (Bill), Margaret Hambly-LaPointe (Trevor) and Charles 'Chuck' Hambly (Jennifer). Known lovingly as 'Poppy' by his 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of the late Hazel Wilson, Walter 'Bud' Hambly and Martha Jackson.


Smith RalphSMITH, Ralph Russell  -  (April 27, 1925 to June 19, 2017)  -  Ralph passed away peacefully, into the presence of his Saviour early Monday morning with his family by his side at the age of 92.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Laverne (Naomi) Smith and Carolyn Smith of Kitchener, his grandchildren, Matthew (Tamara) Smith of Manitoulin Island, Melissa (Jeremy) Burke of Kitchener and Kathleen Dawson of Florida, and his great-grandchildren Emebet, Tarikua, Eli and Norah Burke of Kitchener.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary (2007) his son, Allan (2012) his parents Melvin and Marvel, his brother Royce and his sister Ruth Schmidt.


Hood SamuelHOOD, Samuel James  -  Passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Saviour at St. Mary's General Hospital on June 18, 2017. He was born in Beverly Township on October 29, 1935. 

Beloved husband of Hilda (nee Dijkema) for 60 years. 

Dear father of Paul (Judy) and Mark (Sherie). Cherished Opa to Colton, Lauren, Tess, Sam, and Alex. Together again with his eldest grandson Blake (predeceased May 23, 2010). 

Predeceased by his parents Clifford and Beatrice (nee Easter) Hood and sister June O'Connor. Dear brother to John and Robin. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and friends.


Cahill KevinCAHILL, Kevin Joseph  -  Passed away peacefully at Lisaard House on June 18, 2017 at the age of 79. Born on Bell Island, NFLD. 

Predeceased by his beloved wife Ann. Cherished father of Paul (Anna) and proud grandfather of Kevin.

Sadly missed but not forgotten by brothers John, Pat, Tom, Fred and Jake; sisters Rose, Doreen, Eileen and Theresa, and their spouses. Loving sisters who have passed Clara, Tina, Anna, sister-in-law Beatrice and brother-in-laws Ken and Bill. Also, many family, friends, nephews and nieces.

He is now joined with his loving wife Ann.


FREEMAN, Walter  -  Peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his residence in Elmira, at the age of 89 years.

Beloved husband of Alice (Shoemaker) Freeman for 57 years.

Dear father of Grace of Elmira, Carol and Gerald Bauman of RR 3, Arthur, Joy Ann and the late Gerald Bauman (2011) of RR 2, Drayton, Ruth of Elmira, Luke and Brenda of RR 2, West Montrose, Wilma and David Reibel of RR 3, Clifford. Lovingly remembered by his 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


FOSTER, Neil Cragg  -  Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his home in Linwood, at the age of 82 years.

Beloved husband of Doris (Smith) Foster for 58 years.

Dear father of Robert and Susan Foster of Beamsville, Stephen and Cindy Foster of St. Agatha, Elizabeth and Dan Pilon of Edson, Alberta. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by his brother Brock Foster and sister Jean McKay.


Kelly HelenKELLY, Helen Elizabeth  -  Passed away at the Elliot Community, Guelph, on Sunday, June 18, 2017. 

Helen E. (nee Murphy) Kelly, in her 94th year, was the beloved wife of the late John T. Kelly (2010). 

She was the dear mother of Margery (late Ron Hartung)(2013) and Teresa (Norman Kane). Helen was a loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  


Strome KaitlynSTROME, Kaitlyn  -  It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our precious daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and friend Kaitlyn Strome in her 23rd year. Kaitlyn bravely battled cancer since January of 2015. Our memories of her will continue to fill our hearts with joy. Kaitlyn passed away at Hospice Wellington on June 18, 2017. 

Beloved daughter of Adela and Bill Strome and extended family to Julia Benben, Carol Strome, Christopher Strome, Mitchell Strome, Steve McCrae, Samantha VanSickle, Jake Airdie, Lonnie Airdrie, MaryLou Thompson and Beth Farquharson.


RIDDELL, Elliott  -  Of Kitchener passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in his 56th year. 

Beloved husband of Kathy Marks. 

Dear father of Tammy Sheppard, Karly Oakley, Michael Riddell and Tim Riddell. Grandfather of Alexa, Spencer, Natasha, Nikita and Antonio. Great grandfather of Jacob. 

Brother of Audrey Arnald, Donna Vanderzwaag, Wanda Smith, Patsy Riddell, Wendy Callaway and James Riddell. Predeceased by his parents Audrey and James Riddell.


JORDAN, Anna Josephine (nee Rapciak)  -  Of R.R. # 4  Kenilworth passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in her 81st year. 

Beloved wife of the late John Jordan (2007). 

Cherished mother of Tony and Mary Jordan of R.R. # 4 Kenilworth, John and Karen Jordan of Princeton, Stanley and Ann Jordan of Elora and Marion and Helen Jordan of Elmira. Loving grandma of William, Michael and Nancy, Stephanie, and Ryan. Great grandma of Naomi, Michael Jr. and Aaliyah.


Maile ScottMAILE, Scott Anthony Sr.  -  (May 22, 1959 - June 18, 2017)  -  Passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 58.

Loving father of Scott Jr. and Jason (Erin).

Predeceased by his parents Donald and Ivy. Cherished brother to Paul (the late Connie), Dennis, David (Brenda), Donald, Susan (the late Rae), Karen, and Janet (Derek) and dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.


Walford GeoffreyWALFORD, Geoffrey Maurice  -  Passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the age of 46 years. 

Survived by his wife Kellie Walford, daughters Katie and Maddie, parents George and Maureen Walford and siblings Todd (Andrea), Michelle McDonell (Scott) and by nieces, nephews, relatives, the GRT family and friends.

Geoff was best remembered as everyone’s best friend.


Darke RossDARKE, Ross Allenby  -  Passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on June 17, 2017, at the age of 92 years. 

He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Canadian Airforce in bomber command as a rear gunner (426 Squadron).

He is survived by his loving wife Judith Darke, devoted son David Darke, daughters the late Susan Hill (predeceased 2011) and Julia Smith and loving granddaughter Mia Smith and sister Dorothy Joy and nephews Bill Joy, Jim Joy, Steve McCartney and niece Debra Ney. He will be sadly missed by his family.


Labao JaimeLABAO, Jaime Manuel Furtado  -  Peacefully passed away at his home on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the age of 63 years. 

Beloved husband of Maria Angelina. Loving father of Linda (Jamie), Susie and Diane. Cherished Vavô of Ciera, Selena, Andrew and Lexx. 

Survived by his siblings Joao (Aldina), Maria dos Anjos (Francisco), Jose Guilherme (Ilda), Eduardo (Maria Jose), Auxiliadora (Luis), Francisco (Paula), Gloria (Camillo), Joe (Shelly), Filomena (Nelson) Tony (Mary) and by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by his brother Horacio (Rosa), brother-in law Manuel (Urselina), and Maria De Carmo (Jose).