HORST, Esther  -  Peacefully, at her home at RR 1, Elmira, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, passed away in her 91st year.

Wife of Elam Horst. Mother of Paul and Loreen Horst, Orvie and Marie Horst, all of RR 1, Elora, Cleon and Martha Horst of RR 1, Elmira, and Erma and Lloyd Martin of RR 4, Elmira. Survived by 31 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

Sister of Susannah (Mrs. Elo) Martin of RR 6, Mount Forest, Noah Weber of RR 1, Wallenstein, Rebecca and Amos Burkhart of RR 3, Wallenstein, and Annie Weber of RR 1, Wallenstein.


Burkhart AliceBURKHART, Alice  -  Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Alice (Bauman) Burkhart of Drayton passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the age of 77 years.

Alice was the loving wife of the late Ozias 'Oz' (2010) for more than 50 years.

She will be sadly missed by her children Sharon and her husband Brian Viknanek of Wasaga Beach, Derrick and his wife Delphine (Martin) of Elmira, and Pamela and her husband Douglas Woodburn of Drayton.


Hubbard MartyeHUBBARD, Martye  -  Born in Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland to Mary and Robert Adair. Martye was one of 9 children.

She trained at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, studied midwifery at the Rottenrow Hospital Glasgow and took Queen’s District Nursing training in England. She had lots of good stories about private country nursing in N. Ireland.

During World War II, as part of the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service, Martye was one of the first British nurses to arrive at the port of Ackyab, Burma where she was responsible for 2 Casualty Clearance Stations. There she nursed on river barges, picking up the fallen allied and enemy soldiers from Casualty Clearance stations along the Brahmaputra River. Her wartime experience in Calcutta, New Delhi and Burma as a British Army lieutenant and nursing sister was a period of many highs and lows.


BARROS, Beatriz de Bairos  -  Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, after a valiant fought        battle, on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the age of 61 years.

Beloved wife of Jose Barros. Dear mother of Nelson (Sara) and Nancy. Cherished grandmother of Tiago and Mateo.

Survived by her siblings Maria (Jose), Jose (Conceicao), Helena (the late Tony), Antonio (Lourdes) and Manuel (the late Maria) and by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents Ana Sousa Braga and Manuel Braga and by siblings Jose, Maria and Antonio.


VANDEPOL, Anthony G.  -  Peacefully passed away at his home on Friday, April 21,2017, at the age of 82 years. 

Beloved husband of Mary Vandepol. 

Dear father of Roger A. Vandepol (Christine) of Brampton. Cherished grandfather of Nicole and Brett and to great grandchildren Damian and Kian. 


Brisbin GertrudeBRISBIN, Gertrude  -  At Huronlea, Brussels, on Friday, April 21, 2017, Mrs. Gertrude Joyce (Wolfe) Brisbin, formerly of Gowanstown, in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Brisbin (2000). 

Mother of Perry Brisbin, and Doug and Brenda Brisbin, all of Gowanstown, Judy and Reg Thompson of Ilderton, and Joyce and Paul Johnston of Bluevale.


Sehl MargaretSEHL, Margaret Elizabeth 'Betty'  -  Age 89 years, died peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late Edward John Sehl. 

Much loved mother of Betty Anne (Ron), Tom (Susan), Mary (Gerry), Ted (Cindy), and Joe (Laurie).  Proud grandmother of Ryan (Halina) and Lindsay Becker, Laura (Patrick) and Vicky Fenwick-Sehl, Bethany and Alexandra, Jeff, Christopher, Grant, and great grandmother of William Becker. 

Dearly loved sister-in-law of Jack Sehl (Mary), Helen Drago and Walter Coblenz.


PICKARD, Joan  -  At St. Andrew's Terrace in Cambridge on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of William Pickard.  

Loving mother of Sharon Latimer (John McCuish) and Bill Pickard (predeceased by Shannon).  Much loved grandmother of Kristen (Eric), Derek (Tali), Nikita, Spencer and great grandmother of Kyla and Leah.


Brighton JeanBRIGHTON, Jean Marie  -  With great sadness the family announces the sudden but peaceful passing of Jean on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Brighton (2016). 

Loving mother of Karen Campbell (Jim), Susan Clair (Art Benson), Diane Barnard (Tim) and David Clair (Lynn). Loved by her second family David Brighton (Debbie) and their family. Proud Grandma of  Bryan Campbell (Brianne), Jonathan Campbell (Julie), Ashleigh Molinaro (David), Jennifer Kennedy (Brennan), Jeffrey Klochnyk (Sherry), David Klochnyk (Jaclyn), Daniel Barnard (Ashley), Patrick Barnard (Stephanie), Adam Barnard (Brittany), Laura Barnard, Andrew Clair (Julia-anna) and Matthew Clair. 


Gingerich SamuelGINGERICH, Samuel  -  Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at Innisfree House, Kitchener. Sam resided in New Hamburg and had farmed on the Gingerich homestead in Wilmot Centre. He was born 58 years ago in Kitchener.

Beloved husband of Mary Lou (Yantzi) Gingerich for almost 37 years. 

Loving father of Brandon and Jessie Gingerich, Ben Gingerich and fiancé Courtney Hobbs, all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Claire, Leah and Samuel.


Black JamesBLACK, James 'Jim'  -  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James (Jim) on April 19th, 2017.  

Jim was the dearly beloved husband of Louise, loving and devoted father of Fiona (Cliff) and Andrew (Sylvia). Caring and loving Papa of Jenna, Julia, Ava and Callum.  

Jim will be sadly missed by his brothers Allan (Carol), Stewart (Joan), sister Joan, Aunt Jean all of Scotland and sister-in-law Catherine (Chris) of England. Remembered fondly by his nieces and nephews, cousins and treasured friends.  


Sherlock VirginiaSHERLOCK, Virginia Sophia  -  At age 96, of Stratford passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday April 19, 2017. Virginia was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on November 5, 1920.

Cherished wife of the late Robert G. Sherlock (1990).

Loving mother of Susan Green (Jim), Jean Coxon (Bill), Anita Buitendyk (Ben) and Nancy Weicker (Wayne). Dear grandmother of Julie Erb (Darcy), Sandra Kuttis (Erik), Wesley Coxon (Preilene), Jeffrey Coxon (Laura), Andrew Buitendyk (Melanie), Carolyn White (Darryl), Adam Buitendyk (Jylian), Kristen Cook (Ryan), Francine Coxon and Jesse Weicker (Ashlie). Wonderful great grandmother of 20 great grandchildren (10 girls and 10 boys).


Gordon DavidGORDON, David Alexander  –  Dave Gordon, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2017 at his home in Guelph, surrounded by his family, following an eight month battle with cancer. 

Loving husband of 48 years to Cheryl Gordon. Dearly loved father of Brian Gordon of Cambridge, and Andrea Gordon (Poul-Erik Nielsen) of Guelph. 

Cherished brother of Glenn (Shirley) Gordon of Bracebridge, ON.  Dave will be fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, and especially by his Gordon and Davis cousins. 


BUSGOS, Mary  -  Passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the age of 90. 

She was predeceased by her husband Alex on October 2, 2015. Upon first arriving in Canada in 1951, she worked with her husband at Scotts Shoe Factory in Galt.  he then worked at a textile mill and finally helped her husband operate Alex's Shoe Repair until retirement. 

She is survived by her son John, a sister Vivian Hatges from Toronto, a brother Gus Sprialis from Australia, and 2 nephews Peter and Tom Hatges from Toronto. She will be dearly missed by her many friends.


Moncur RobertMONCUR, Robert (Bob) Denis  -  Bob passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 19, 2017 under the loving care of the Pinehaven Nursing Home at age 84. 

A lifetime resident of Kitchener-Waterloo, he is survived by his wife, Yvonne, son Ronald (Shirley), daughter Nancy (Richard) and daughter Jane (Bruce). 

He will be greatly missed by his 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Elson ReverendGeorgeELSON, The Reverend George William  -  Went to his Heavenly Home to spend eternity with Jesus his Saviour, on April 18, 2017 at Brantford General Hospital.

George is survived by his wife and best friend Joan (nee Baxter); his daughters Ann and Gladys (John) of Cudworth, England, his brother Bob (Gayle). George is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by his Sisters, Mary Calrow, Dorothy MacDonnell, Olive Adeney, Barb Hatt and Winnifred Todd and brothers, Jim, Art and Charles.


Reinhardt AnnaREINHARDT, Anna Marie  -  Anna Reinhardt passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener at the age of 90. 

Anna is reunited in heaven with her husband, Emmerich Reinhardt (2006) of Reinhardt Masonry to whom she was happily married for 58 years and her grandson Kyle Reinhardt (2017). 

Anna will be deeply missed by her children Ann Adams, Janet (Harald) Jorch, and Emmerich (Tabea) Reinhardt. 'Oma' will be missed by all her grandchildren; Krista, Jason, Jeni, Mandi, Lauren and Rebecca, her 7 great-grandchildren and brother Konrad (Shirley) Keller.


Tosh BarryTOSH, Barry Norman  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, April 18 2017, in his 59th year. 

Beloved husband of 23 years to Jennifer. Loved father of Rachel, Thomas and Johnathan. Proud Papa of Caleb. 

Will be sadly missed by his siblings Ken (Sandy), Ann (Don), Ron, Marylyn and Cara (Rod). Predeceased by his parents Norm and Mary Tosh.


Smith SandraSMITH, Sandra Nancy  -  Passed away at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre in Guelph following a brief illness on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 74.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Smith (2001).

Loving mother of  Mike (Charlene),  Don (Shelley), Janice, Donna and the late Dana (1987) and Scott (2017). Proud Grandma of Dustin, Dallas, Charlee, Brady, Jeter and Donnie. Great grandmother of Zoey, Iris and Violet.


WALKER, Wayne Richard  -  Passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at the age of 67.

Survived by his daughter Kim (Mark), granchildren Devin and Lilly, sister Janis and brother Warren (Linda). Predeceased by his son Brian.

Cremation. Arrangements out of Kitchener.





Bebingh ElsienBEBINGH, Elsien 'Ella'  -  At age 94, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at her residence on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Born in Beilen, Holland, daughter of the late Harm and Harmiena Kok.

Ella was predeceased by her husbands, Henry Huisjes (1982) and Derk Bebingh (2003).

Survived by her children Harmiena Kaldeway, Harry Huisjes (Liz Anderson), Alice Bebingh (Winston Wonch), John (Sientje) Bebingh, Alta (Henry) Van Vliet, Bert (Jackie) Bebingh and Richard Bebingh. Grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.


BOLGER, Robert 'Lorne' Eugene  -  Went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Village at University Gates, Waterloo, at the age of 91 years.

Lorne Bolger was the beloved husband and best friend of Cindy (Martin) Bolger.

Dear father of Jim (Catherine) Bolger of Waterloo and Paul (Wendy Bezeau) Bolger of Conestogo. Loved grandfather of Robert, Kellen, and Michael.


Foerster SadieFOERSTER, Sadie  -  Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Lanark Heights, Kitchener, at the age of 86 years.

Sadie (Lewis) Foerster, formerly of Elmira, was the beloved wife of the late George Foerster (2010).

Dear mother of Sharon and the late Tom (2010) Sitone of Brightwaters, NY, and Gary and Valerie Foerster of Tillsonburg. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Thomas (Kim) and Dave (Theresa) Sitone, and Andrew and Elise Foerster, and great-grandchildren Adriana Sitone and Kai Sitone.


Cabeldu DonaldCABELDU, Donald 'Don'  -  Passed away peacefully at Riverside Glen Long Term Care Home on April 17, 2017.

Predeceased by his wife, Joan Cabeldu, (2007,) and his daughter, Donna Cabeldu, (2015).

Beloved father of Sheryl (Howard) Schnare, Michael Cabeldu, Wendy (Olaf) Stoll, Laurie Cabeldu (Alan Lovell), and Kerry Cabeldu (Paul Tucker). Don will be deeply missed by his 9 grandchildren and his 8 great-grandchildren.


Edgar BillEDGAR, William Samuel 'Bill' Edgar ~ at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Harriston, on Monday, April 17, 2017 in his 80th year.

Bill was the husband of the late Mary Ellen Edgar (2003) and father of James Edgar and Bonnie Kaye, and Elizabeth 'Beth' and Allan Powell, all of Harriston. Remembered by his grandchildren Eden and Aaron Powell.

Bill was predeceased by sisters Lois Dunlop and Patricia Saunders and brother Robert Edgar.


Hall KathleenHALL, Kathleen (Kay) (nee RAWLINGS)  - Peacefully at Parkwood Mennonite Home, Waterloo, on April 17, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Reunited with her loving husband Arthur (2001).

Mother of Brian (Loretta predeceased), Sarnia; Leigh (Lyn), Simcoe; Cheryl, Guelph; and Craig (Jodi), Kitchener. Nana to Stephanie, Jeremy, Kristopher, Michelle, James, Zachary, Kyle and Matthew. Great-nana to John, Ryan, Avril, Tyler, Katie and Ben. Survived by sister Helen Cull of Toronto.

Predeceased by parents, sister Betty and brother Herbert.