LAMARRE, Alice (nee Bobroski) - Passed away peacefully, following a courageous battle with cancer, at Lisaard House, Cambridge on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 80 years.
Predeceased by her beloved parents Joseph Bobroski in 1995 and Hilda (nee Kizinkewicz) in 2005 and her son David Homer in 2013.
Alice will be lovingly remembered by her daughters and son-in-law Susan Homer (John Gallivan) and Laura Homer and Nana will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Sean, Brianna, Devon, Emily and Nicole as well as three great grandchildren Cayden, Storm and Jade.
HELDMAN, Lorne - Passed away suddenly at Grand River Hospital on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 83.
Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Elizabeth Heldman. Lorne is survived by his children Steve (Nancy), Brian (Margaret), Kevin (Tammy) and Kim Ropp, his grandchildren Josh, Zach, Austin, Alyssa, Courtney, Aidan and Ashley. Also survived by his best friend and fiancé MaryAnn Dietrich, her daughter Charlene (Dave) Dietrich-Illsley, their children Syndey and Taylor as well as her son Kevin Dietrich. Lorne was predeceased by his son Robert in infancy.
HINGSTON, Shirley Ann (nee Osmond) - Passed away at Hospice Wellington on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 74 years.
Beloved wife of Paul. Proud mother of 'Father' Tim, Rob (Nancy), Glen (Chantal), Pam Joyce (Dave) and Peter. Cherished grandmother of Nicole, Amy, Nelson, Matthew and Victoria.
Shirley was the dear sister of Myrtle Lester (Ernie), Don (Jo-Ann), Brian (Linda), Barry (Jo-Anne) and the late Roma Holder, Marg Arksey, Russ, George, Victor, Gord and Ricky.
FERGUSON, Dr. Kenneth Richmond - It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Ken Ferguson, wonderful and loving husband, father, brother in law, cousin, friend, and psychiatrist, at age 93 of complications following a stroke.
Ken was born in Guelph, the only child of Fred and Viola Ferguson. He grew up at 14 Forbes Ave, but spent summers on the family farm with his many cousins in Clifford, Ont. He attended GCVI, where he made lifelong friends. Then, to please his anxious mother, he enrolled in Engineering at the University of Toronto instead of going off to war as many of his cohorts did. However, after failing first year, he enlisted in the army and trained as a radar operator in the Halifax area instead. Somewhat to his disappointment the war concluded before he was sent overseas. He used to say the most danger he faced during the war was being hit in the head with a piece of radar equipment.
HOBSON, Patricia (nee Stevenson) - Passed peacefully in London on Friday, March 17, 2017, in her 71st year.
Beloved wife 47 years to the late Douglas Brian Hobson (2012).
Devoted mother to Glen and his wife Kathy. Loving Nana to Andrea, Heather and Jordan. Patricia will be sadly missed by her loving canine companion Shanook. Patricia was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Jessie Stevenson and a sister Linda. She will be greatly missed by brothers and sister-in-law Dave and Judy Hobson and Jim Hobson and all of her nieces and nephews.
BROOKS WAECHTER, Leslie Margaret - Passed away peacefully at home in Petersburg, Ontario, surrounded by family on Friday, March 17, 2017 of Cancer at the age of 63. Leslie was born April 27, 1953 in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Beloved wife of Jim Waechter.
Dear sister of Susan Brooks (Gary Monahan) of Sussex, NB. and Ralph Brooks (Catherine) of Halifax, NS., nephews Chad and Brock and niece Toby. Predeceased by her mother Florence Brooks (1992) and her father Dr. Ralph Brooks (2013). Also survived by Dr. Brooks second wife, Jane Brooks.
FARRELL, Kaye Frances - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of family on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Innisfree House at the age of 79.
Beloved wife of John for nearly 60 years.
Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Kim Farrell (Dave), Danny, the late Lori Kovacs (Guy), Jodi George (Jer), Judi Pereira (Eddie). Loving grandmother of Jaimie, Dustin, Leah, Nicki, Rylee, Shawn, Ardyn, the late Kayla, Brittany, Codi, Jessi, Patrick, Johnny, Jeremy, Chloe, Stella, Mason and Sophie. Great-grandmother of Taejohnna, Zion and Noah.
JESS, Elbert Wyman - At age 78, of Cambridge, Ontario, born Kings County, NS, passed away March 17th at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Elbert was the beloved husband, of his wife of 50 years, Angelina Maria Jess (Correia) A loving and devoted father and friend to his 3 children David Luke Jess (Kara Lee), Leroy Oscar Jess and Tina Bella Jess.
Grandfather to Samantha (Chris) Aguiar, Rebecca (Tyson) Kenyon, Shannon, Dylan, Jamie, Ethan and Scarlett. And great-grandfather to Seth, Tyson and Emma, brother to Darryl (Norma) Jess and Carolyn Nichols.
FITZGERALD, Gerald Joseph - On March 17, 2017 at 2 pm, with much sadness we had to say goodbye to our Dad.
Born November 27, 1926, Gerald lived, raised a family and worked in the Kitchener area. He will be forever loved and remembered by his children, Colleen; Gary (Kim); Kevin (Catherine); Grant (Nancy) and grandson Marcus (Tara).
He is predeceased by his beloved wife Helen of 55 years; all their siblings; in-laws and many friends.
LEES, Barrie Winston - At age 82, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2017. Barrie was born in Kendal, England, son of the late Egerton and Annie Lees.
Educated in aviation engineering at England's legendary Farnborough, he was later employed at Pratt and Whitney Canada in Montreal where he received numerous awards and recognition for his innovation, dedication and leadership. Upon retiring in 1992, he relocated to Stratford, where he gave tirelessly to his community for many years.
Beloved husband for 58 years of Clara (Lindsay). Loving father of Sharon Lees and Carol Lees. Predeceased by a brother, Dennis Lees.
YOUNG, John Matthew 'Johnny' – Passed away peacefully, after a lifelong battle with Marfan syndrome, at the Toronto General Hospital on Friday March 17, 2017 at the age of 33.
Johnny will be sadly missed by his mother Elaine Young. Cherished brother of Tanya Young and the late Justin Young. Beloved grandson of Justin and Violet Young. Nephew of Lawrence and Pam Cronier, Blaine and Darrell Young. Proud uncle of Tori and Matt Young and Hailey and Justin Jr. Cousin of Nick Currie, Allen Young, Lori Young and Dinaka Arruda.
Johnny will also be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.
MALVAR, Anthony (Tony) Braga - Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 71.
Beloved husband to Laura for 19 years.
Loving father to Corina Smith (Corey) and Tony (ex wife Becky). Cherished Grandpa to his grandchildren Mateo and Madison. Survived by his former spouse Mary, his siblings, Margarida Malvar Loureiro (Joaquim), Corina Freitas da Costa (Joaquim), Jorge Malvar (Ceu), Joaquim Malvar (Odette) and as well as by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Sergio.
GEAR, Robert Gordon - Of Fergus, passed away at Guelph Wellington Hospice with his wife Joan (Carroll) by his side.
Bob is survived by his children Debra Gear, Peggy Madson (Chris) and Brian all of Victoria BC, Bob Gear (Donna) of Fergus, Penny Gibson (Roger) of Elora and Barb Bushell (Paul) of Port Elgin. Also survived by step children Tracy, Ruth, and Jim.
He will be missed by his 8 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Survived by sister in law Lorene Gear, several nephews and nieces as well as his brother in law Bill Carroll (Sandra).
Predeceased by son David, siblings Peggy Beirnes (Bill), Don Gear and Betty Beirnes, sister in law Gwen and brother in law John Nelson.
ROSS, Kathleen 'Kathy' - Passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the age of 74.
Beloved wife of Doug. Loving mother of Dave and the late Steve Baillie.
Proud grandmother of Kristy, John and Stevie, and great grandmother of Carter and Leah. Survived by her sister Eleanor.
BREMNER, Annie 'Isabelle' - At Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Thursday, March 16, 2017, Mrs. Annie Isabelle (McMichael) Bremner, formerly of Ethel, in her 90th year.
Beloved wife of the late Robert Bremner who predeceased her in 2005.
Dear mother of Joan and John Morgan of Ilderton, Brenda and Fred Phillips of Lucknow, Kathy and Maurice Nesbitt of Union, Mary and Karl Raszmann of Monkton, Donna Bremner and Ron Yarema of Dugald, MB, and Karen and Nolan Wettlaufer of Tavistock.
SIM, Rev. George Alexander - Passed away peacefully to be with his Lord, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Derbecker’s Heritage House, St. Jacobs.
He went to the waiting arms of his beloved wife, Idella (2002), his son Geordie (2007) and his grandson Joshua (2008).
He was the loving father of daughter-in-law Sandy (St. Clements), son Brian and Arlene (Mount Hope) and son Craig (Hamilton). He will be dearly missed by grandchildren Heather Sim (Matt Walsh), Helen and Doug Schlueter, Jonathan and Lindsay Sim. He was adored by his great grandchildren, Dylan and Zachary Schlueter.
NAFZIGER, William Dean - Peacefully passed away, surrounded by family at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Thursday, March 16, 2017, Dean of Waterloo in his 52nd year.
Beloved son of Lewis and Idella Nafziger of Wellesley.
Loving brother of Brenda (Bernie) Howorth, Lila (Mike) Tusch, Roger (Sharon), Stephen (Heather) and Grant (Juanita). He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Allison (Andy) Yantzi, Lauren, Kevin and Leanne Howorth, Amie (Alex) Weber, Melissa (Scott) Kelterborn, Courtney (Jon) Miller, Kristen Nero, Josh (Shannon) Nafziger, Jillian Nafziger, Jaime (Tom) Jacomen, Thomas (Alycia) Nafziger, Travis Nafziger as well as his 11 great nieces and nephews.
SCOTT, John MacDonald 'Jack' - Passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the age of 90.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Edna Scott (nee Borthwick) in 2016.
Cherished father of Ed and Pauline, Harold and Sylvia, John and Bernadete, Wayne and Denise, Douglas, Mary Davies and Margaret and John Mantler. Proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary, Margaret and Wilma Scott.
MARTIN, Edna - Peacefully, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Hospice Wellington, Guelph, Edna Marie, age 86 years of Elmira, formerly of R.R. 2 Drayton.
Dear mother of Kevin and his wife Carol of Alabama, Steven of Elmira, and Arlene Martin and her husband Alex Brander of Ottawa. Loving grandma of Ian Brander.
Predeceased by her husband Ismael (2009) and daughter Donna (1993).
HAID, Margaret - At Caressant Care, Listowel on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Mrs. Margaret Frances (Fitzmaurice) Haid, formerly of R.R. 4, Listowel, in her 93rd year.
Beloved wife of the late Cecil Haid.
Dear mother of Margaret Ann and John Zettl of St. Clements, George and Janeann Haid of Listowel, Jeanette and Ivo Looser of Milverton, and Bernice and Jim Lucas of Atwood. Grandmother of Elyse Haid and Chris Daviau, Colin Haid, and Laura, Jason, and Maria Lucas.
MARTIN, Wayne Robert 'Moose' - Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Fergus, on March 15, 2017 in his 60th year.
Loving husband of 31 years to Jane Martin (nee Lockhart).
Loving father to Jaime Anderson (Darryl Lafee), Scott Martin (Charity McCulligh) and Kaitlyn Martin. Beloved Grampa of Morgan, Chloe, Austin, Samantha, Hope, Cole, Savannah, Peyton and Jaxston.
Da SILVA-SPOFFORD, Alicia - It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Alicia in Palmerston on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the age of 16.
Beloved daughter of Ed Da Silva and Cindy Spofford. Dear sister of the late Jeremy Dam.
Loving granddaughter of Manuel and Elisabeth Da Silva and great-granddaughter of Dorothy Shaw. Dear niece of Teresa Zachari (Blain) and Eliana Da Silva.
JACOBI, Doreen Edna - Passed away peacefully on March 15th, 2017 at Innisfree House at the age of 79.
Beloved wife of the late Walter (2001).
Loving mother of Carol Jacobi (Terrasena Kepic) Donna Sargent (Brian). Proud Grandma of Brent (Bojana) and "Mrs. D" to Sara, Deanna and John.
Dear sister of Reta Kneisel (late Wilfred), Beatrice Clemmer (late Bob Schmidt), Glen Schmidt, Wray Schmidt (Virginia), Nyle Schmidt (Hazel), Cleo Schmidt (Louise), Dorothy Jutzi (Gord Goodall), Audrey Schumm (Lamar) and the late Harley Schmidt (in infancy), Floyd Schmidt, Ralph Schmidt, Ward Schmidt, and Ina Schmidt (in childhood).
JURITSCH, Steve - (1927 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the death and peaceful passing of Steve Juritsch on March 15, 2017 at Southlake Regional Health Centre.
Predeceased by beloved wife, Delia (May 13, 2008).
Cherished father to Karen. Wonderful father-in-law to Bob Taylor. Loving Poppa to Katie. Dear friend of the late Anna Ferber. He will also be missed by his siblings and their families.
RALSTON, William Paterson 'Bill' - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Parkwood Mennonite Home, in his 85th year.
Beloved husband of Dawn Ralston (nee Knechtel). Loving father of Kathy Cherrey (Ron), Bill Ralston (Janice), Mark Snider, Melodee Snider (Barry), Grant Snider (Shirley) and Gary Snider (Lorie). Will be missed by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Survived by his sister-in-law Dianne and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Jack (Kris) and Robert.
SCOTT, Guy Gordon - Went peacefully home to the Lord, surrounded by family and love ones, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Innisfree House at the age of 59.
Will be dearly missed by his wife of 25 years Diane Pfaff. Loving step-father to Marcy Pfaff (Jamie) and Amanda Pfaff. Cherished Poppie to Emitte, Wyatt, Hunter, Owen, Tucker, Hudson, Hannah and Carter.
Brother of Patricia Boucher, Wayne, Wendy (Gord) Sampey, Pam Elliott (Bruce), Kathie (Randy) Porter, Todd (Jan) and Dolly Scott (Danny). Will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Joe and Katherine Scott.