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.
BRUBACHER, Alice B. - Died unexpectedly on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the age of 13 years.
Daughter of Ivan and Anna (Bowman) Brubacher of St. Clements. Sister of Vera, Edgar, and Erma, all at home. Survived by her paternal grandparents Henry and Salome Brubacher of West Montrose, maternal grandparents Wesley and Elvina Bowman of St. Clements, and great-grandmother Magdalena (Mrs. Ezra) Martin of St. Clements. Niece of Oscar and Juliann Brubacher, Abner and Marie Brubacher, Eli and Ellen Brubacher, Katie and Elvin Weber, Clayton and Connie Brubacher, and Salema Brubacher.
Remembered by her many relatives and friends.
CROWTHER, Margaret Marie - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 97.
Beloved wife of the late Earl Crowther.
Loving mother of the late Thomas Crowther and Joan Karger. Cherished grandmother of Luke, Matthew (Charlotte), Andrew (Andrea) and David (Eden) and great-grandmother of Gwen, Sam, Jayden and Reese. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley Jacky. Survived by her son-in-law Joe Karger (Marianne).
PIEPER, Rita Elizaberh 'Pat' - Passed away at Grand River Hospital at the age of 92 years.
Loving Aunt of many. Most awesome Great Great Aunt to 'Muggins'.
Following Rita's wishes cremation has taken place. Donations to the Grand River Hospital may be made. Arrangements out of Kitchener.
'Que Sera Sera'
MAISINE, Nicole - February 27, 1969 - March 23, 2017
Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in her 49th year.
Loving wife to Jim, dearest mother to Ryan and Jenna.
CORRIGAN, Edith Katherine - Of Kitchener and of Kingston, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Providence Manor on March 23rd, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. Vincent Corrigan. Dear mother of Charles (Teresa); James (Ann Belej); Frances (David Casson); Margaret, Vincent (Dianne); Michael, Douglas (Rosemary); and Anne (Jean Beaulieu).
Loving Grandmother of Charles Ryan and Robert Corrigan; Daniel and Nicole Belej-Corrigan; Jennifer and Joseph Casson; Allison and Amelia Corrigan; Mark, Erin and Mairead Corrigan; Alexander Warne and Matthew Steele. Family was the joy of Edith’s life.
LOCKWOOD, Tony - At age 83, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Born in London, England, son of the late Morgan Lockwood and the former Gertrude Stone.
Tony had been a Dispensing Optician since immigrating to Canada in 1979.
Beloved friend of Veronica Douglas for 35 years. Dear brother of Stella Lockwood and uncle to Grant Mapley and family all of England. Predeceased by his sister Gertrude.
BRUCE, Thomas Earl - At age 57, of Stratford, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Born in Hamilton, son of the late John and Kathleen 'Kitty' (Boughner) Bruce.
Tom is survived by his brother John Bruce of Blyth and his sister Janet and her husband Vern Musgrave of Stratford. Uncle Tom will be remembered by his nieces and nephews; John (Yuki), Michael(Mandy), Jennie (Aharon), Jason (Sharon) and his many great nieces and nephews; James, Sho, Lisa, Julia, Madison, Abbigail, Elyssa, Makayla and Charlotte.
Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by two brothers Robert and Edward Bruce.
NAU, Carla Lynn Josephine - Of Stratford, in her 64th year, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Leslie Nau and the former Barbara Kuepfer.
She is remembered by her siblings Jim (Jayne), Diane Schweitzer, Philip (Trish), Lorilee Streicher, Archie, Murray, Bruce, Ross, Bonnie and Jessie McNab and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Predeceased by her brother Robert 'Bob' Nau.
HIGGINS, Roger Freeman - Passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Hospice Wellington, Guelph in his 80th year.
Beloved husband for 60 years to Georgina.
Loving father of Cathy (Paul) Swartz, and Karen (John) Funk. Predeceased by his son Richard. Much loved and proud papa of Diane (Brendan) Kelly, Cheryl (Albert) Valkenburg, Sarah and Julie Funk and Papa Roger to Emma, Joshua, Charlotte, and Joel.
WIENS, Albert 'Al' - (Owner - Lorees Automotive Services) - Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 53.
Beloved husband of Petra. Loving father of Nicholas, Nathan and Abigail.
Dear son of John and Lida and brother of Anna (Mark Shantz), Tina Mayan, Dorli (John Heeney) and Regina (Steve Dick). Dear son-in-law of Lydia Urbanke and brother-in-law of Ralph and Uwe Urbanke.
WEITMANN, Helmut - At age 85, of Gadshill, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Schidski Banovci, Yugoslavia, son of the late Filipp and Sophie (nee Blum) Weitmann.
Beloved husband of Katharina Weitmann (nee Amann).
Loving father of Marianne Patterson (John), Inge Taylor (Brian) and Irene Louwagie (Dennis). Grandfather of Lisa O’Reilly (Kevin), Tina Popp (friend Garth), Gregory Patterson (friend Kala), and Andrew Patterson (friend Alyssa), Adam Taylor, Krista Parker (Nathan) and Michael Taylor, Nicholas and Brooke Louwagie. Great-grandfather of Ella and Jake O’Reilly, Olivia Taylor and Braxton and Ruby Parker.
COBURN, Peter Harvey - At age 78, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Son of the late John and Verna Coburn.
Beloved husband of Marjorie Coburn (nee Fenton) for 56 years.
Loved father of Paul Coburn and Les Coburn. Proud grandfather of Eric. Dear brother of Sarah-Lynn Woodcock (Robert). Peter is also survived by brother-in-law Fred Fenton and sisters-in-law Sharon Fenton and Jean Alles and his nieces and nephews.
SMITH, Dean Edward - At age 63, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital. Born in Seaforth, son of the late Ken and Marj (Fischer) Smith.
Survived by his best friend and true love of 40 years, Peggy (Macdonald) Smith.
Proud and supportive father of his two girls Erin Smith (Dudley Bent Jr.) and Amy Smith (Shawn Lockrey). Dean is survived by his siblings Dennis Smith, Sheila (Paul) Chessell, Sharon Smith (Chris Lewis) and along with his mother-in-law Ev Macdonald and brother-in-law Tom (Rachel) Macdonald as well as many nieces and nephews.
LARSEN, Inge Grethe (nee JORGENSEN) - It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our courageous and beloved mother, grandmother, sister-in- law and aunt.
Inge passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 in her 91st year.
She will be remembered by her loving family and friends.
Survived by son Ole (Janet), daughter-in- law Janice, sister-in-law Grethe, niece and goddaughter Dorthe, and granddaughter Allison (Matt).
Predeceased by her loving husband Frank, son Hans, brother Jorgen and sister Bente.
McLAUGHLIN, Mary Pauline - Pauline passed away on Tuesday March 21st, 2017. She has joined her beloved son Jamie, her father and mother, Willie and Dolly Keilty, her brothers Tom (Lucille), Francis, Andy (Jean) and her sister Dorothy (Bill).
Dear mother-in-law of Angie (nee: Ripplinger) and fun loving grandmother of Ryan (Sarah), Matthew, Mackenzie.
She lived a long happy life with an open heart, deep faith, independence, family and friends. She never said an unkind word.
SMITH, Dean Edward - At age 63, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital. Born in Seaforth, son of the late Ken and Marg (Fischer) Smith.
Survived by his best friend and true love of 40 years, Peggy (Macdonald) Smith.
Proud and supportive father of his two girls Erin Smith (Dudley Bent Jr.) and Amy Smith (Shawn Lockrey). Dean is survived by his siblings Dennis Smith, Sheila (Paul) Chessell, Sharon (Chris) Smith and along with his mother-in-law Ev Macdonald and brother-in-law Tom (Rachel) Macdonald as well as many nieces and nephews.
FOURNIER, Roland Guy - At age 51, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Roland was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 12, 1965, but was raised in Cochrane, Ontario. Son of the late Louise (Robbins) and Jean Guy Fournier.
Friend of Lorilee Geidlinger and fur baby Patches. Loving father of Kimberly Bauer (Steven), Megan Paulmartin (Joey) and Trevor Kovacs (Karley). Brother of Corinne (Jim), Randy (Kate) and Rodney (twin brother). Loving Papa to Rachel, Jake, Kaleb, Ashley, Trinity, Zoey, Blake and Zoey.
Roland will be deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and was predeceased by his grandparents and brothers Wayne and Mark.
AYLWARD, Barry B. - Passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 59.
Family and friends are invited to remember Barry during visitation at Erb & Good Family funeral home, Waterloo, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the K-W Humane Society or St. Mary’s General Hospital Regional Cardiac Care Centre may be made.
ALLARD, Frances Ann (Fran) - Passed away suddenly at her Waterloo residence on March 21, 2017 at the age of 72 years.
Fran was the loving sister of Susan Parsons of Waterloo, John Allard ( Jane ) of Waterloo, Patricia Britton of Kitchener and Jim Allard of Guelph. Cherished aunt of Meghan Parsons-Opp ( Manuel ), Keeley Parsons-Miller ( Killian ) and Alex Britton. Beloved Great Aunt to Millie and Quinn Parsons – Opp. Devoted owner to her golden retriever Hoagy. Fran will also be remembered by her Brother in law Michael Parsons.
Predeceased by her parents Jack and Marjorie Allard and her brother Chris Allard.
WIDEMAN, Murray Allan - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Innisfree House, Kitchener, at age 81.
Beloved husband of Pearl (Grove) for 57 years.
Loved father of Louise Wideman, Janice Klassen (Art) and Denise Martin (Peter). Cherished grandpa of Jonathan, Joel and Maria Klassen and Timothy and Jeremy Martin. Dear brother of Ron (Lin) Wideman and brother-in-law of Herb Reesor. Predeceased by his parents Allan and Edna Wideman and a sister Verna Reesor.
KENNEL, Anson - Passed away on Monday March 20, 2017 at Nitview Community, New Hamburg. Anson was born 93 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the son of the late Albert and Katherine (Erb) Kennel.
Beloved husband of Esther (Schwartzentruber) Kennel whom he married October 7, 1950.
Loving father of Anita Watson( Jim), Cliff Kennel (Esther) Steve Kennel (Shirley), Arne Kennel (Sue), Charlotte Scheerer (Kevin). Sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
JANTZI, Wesley Roy - Passed away on Monday March 20, 2017 at Hospice Wellington, Guelph. Wes resided in McGregor, ON and was born 83 years ago in Wellesley Township. He was the son of the late Simeon and Mary Ann (Roth) Jantzi.
Missed by his children Monica and Kevin Garside of Milton, Douglas Jantzi of Kitchener, Cheryl and Peter Garside of Drumbo, Barry and Charlotte Jantzi of Wellesley, Dana and Brent Hughes of Kitchener.
Grandpa of Olivia, Kassandra, Kyle, Alicia, Kirk, Cameron, Keiran and great-grandpa of Kyra.
COX, Donald Peter - (September 24, 1932 - March 20, 2017) - We want to celebrate the life of Donnie Cox, aka Papa. This man was an icon! He lived life for his wife and family. He adored the love of his life, Winifred 'Windy'. These two love birds were married for 64 years of unconditional love which was passed on to his children. Never a dull moment, laughs all around!
No one was a stranger to Papa and they loved his incredible sense of humour. Taking Dad to his appointments was life changing. For all those who endured his antics in the waiting room - THANK YOU!
SELLNER, Reginald Anthony - Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017 at University Gates in Waterloo at the age of 84.
Beloved husband and best friend of Mary Ann (Pittner) for 55 years.
Cherished father of Joanne (Al), Paula (Colin) and Sara (Shannan). Proud and loving Grandfather of Daphne and Evan.