vanAlphen Marinusvan ALPHEN, Marinus Hendrikus (Mike) van Alphen  - Born June 7, 1943 - Died November 21, 2017 in his 75th year in his home with family.

So young, so vital, so full of love and laughter.

He has Left Us All Following a vicious battle with prostate cancer – a battle which he demonstrated much courage, determination, gratitude and optimism.

Mike leaves behind his girlfriend Annette Eeles, his children, Paul (Barb), Jane (Steve), Andrew (Sherry), Doug (Mary Elizabeth) and grandchildren Isolt, Charlotte, Keegan, Matthew, Daniel, Stella, great grandchild Lalilia, and his siblings in the Netherlands Cor, Bets, Ad, Annie (Jos).


LOTSPEICH, Andrew Joseph  - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the age of 86.

Beloved father of Jeffrey Lotspeich.


CRIPPS, Brett Richard - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the age of 60.

Beloved partner of Karen Campagnolo.


Vance LarryVANCE, Larry    - age 59, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born in St. Marys, son of the late Grant and D’Arcy (Brick) Vance.

Survived by his loving wife Bonnie (Giroux) Vance, his son Adam (Andrea) Vance and grandchildren Lydia and Piper.

Larry will be remembered by his siblings; Cindy (Helder) Duarte and their children Lindsay and Nino.


Perron JohnPERRON, John Paul  - Passed away at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on November 20, 2017 at 89 years of age. 

Predeceased by his late wife Rosalie Brown (2004).

Beloved father of Patty Rose (Howie) of Black Diamond, AB; John (Kayo) Perron of Toronto; Susan Wilson (John) of Amaranth, ON; Valerie Perron of Florida and Michelle Perron of Guelph.

Proud grandfather of Todd and Jolie; Nicholas and Tom; Casey and Tyler; Jade and Aidan and great grandfather of Emma, Alexa, Chloe, Liam, Asia-Rose and Taliyah. Dear brother of Marie Facto of Etobicoke and James Perron (Anne) of Oakville.


Colman BarryCOLMAN, Barry  - of Palmerston, passed away after a lengthy illness at Spruce Lodge in Stratford on Monday, November 20th, 2017.

Barry is survived by his loving and devoted wife of fifty years, Ann (Paulsen) Colman. 

He will be sorely missed by his children, Sarah Colman and Glenn Cressman (Stratford), Jeff and Nicole Colman (Port Elgin), and Scott and Dana Colman (Woodstock).

He is remembered lovingly by his grandchildren Julia, Jacob, Jennah, Devan, Desmond, Jude, Max, and Tyson, as well as by his sister Sandy (Colman) Wagter (London) and brother-in-law Andy and Joanne Paulsen (Cambridge). 


BLIZZARD, Kathryn   -  At Forest Heights Long Term Care, Kitchener, on Monday, November 20, 2017, Mrs. Kathryn Alice (Baxter) Blizzard of Kitchener, and formerly of Toronto, in her 93rd year.

Wife of the late Maurice Blizzard (2013). Mother of Murray Blizzard and Martin Blizzard, both of Burlington, and mother-in-law of Bill Rumsby of Sooke, B.C. and Brenda Blizzard of Kitchener.


Pearson BrianPEARSON, Brian William  - It is with great sadness that the family of Brian William Pearson announce his passing on November 17, 2017, at the age of 70 years. 

Loving father of Kelly Pearson and her husband Brian. 

Long-time partner Denise Farr and her children Gillian (Rob) and Chrissy (Craig). 

Brian will also be fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren: Owen, Braden, Nash, Andrew, Destiny, Riley, Parish and William, along with sisters:  Georgina Kostal, Sharon Sanvido (Ray) and brother Wayne Pearson (Maureen). 


HODGINS, Kenneth Robert  - Passed away at home on Sunday, November 19, 2017, in his 67th year.

He will be missed by his loving wife Wendy Johnson, his sister’s Shirley, Pat and Diane and brother Larry, and his nieces and nephews, Wendy’s brother, sister-in-law, and sister… and his friends.


Landers DelbertLANDERS, Delbert Ronald “Ron”  - Age 89, of Stratford, passed away peacefully after a brief illness.

Born in Stratford, September 30, 1928, son of the late Delbert and Katherine (Fitch) Landers.

Loving husband of Dorothy (Johnston) Landers of 60 years. Proud father of Nancy and her husband Paul Culliton of Stratford and Tom Landers of Mississauga.

Survived by his brothers Ken and his wife Edna of London, Raymond of Sault Ste. Marie, Gerald of Stratford and his sister-in-law Susan Johnston of London.


Griffith JonesGRIFFITH-JONES, John Haydn - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Haydn Griffith-Jones at Guelph General Hospital on November 19th, 2017 in his 85th year. 

Beloved husband of Patricia (Ing) Griffith-Jones and the late Anne (Nethery) Griffith-Jones (2003).   

Loving father of Lynne Griffith-Jones (Jonathan Korchuk) of London, ON, Pamela Griffith-Jones (Michael Jones) of Toronto and Hugh Griffith-Jones (Diane Bradshaw)  of St. Mary’s. Fondly remembered by his step children David and Lynda Ing and Lisa and Brooks Hipgrave all of Guelph. 


Hoppenrath OliveHOPPENRATH, Olive  - Olive Hoppenrath, 99, of Mitchell passed away peacefully at the Mitchell Nursing Home on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Edwin Hoppenrath (2005). Dear mother of Doris McLean (Ron) of Monkton and Roger Hoppenrath (Angie) of New Hamburg.

Dear mother-in-law of Marie Brohart (Vern) of Quadville and Doug McEwen of Monkton.

She will be missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Bill Osborn (Ruth), Phyllis Young, Shirley Stahlke (Arden) and Betty Kemp. Dear sister-in-law of Ted MacDonald.


Druar MargaretDRUAR, Margaret Theresa  - Passed away peacefully at her residence St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph on November 17th, 2017 in her 98th year.

Loving mother of John (Donna), Paul (Pam), Peter (Margie) and Theresa (John).

Also missed by her son-in-law Jack.

Margaret will be missed by her grandchildren; Lisa, Laura (Jean), Heather, Dan (Beth), Chris (Ximena), Joanna (Nick), Kevin (Jen), Kerry, Kendra (Wes), Tracy (Chris), Chris (Kelly), Pamela (Ryan) and Tim.


Hammond VincentHAMMOND, Vincent (Vince)  - Of Guelph, originally from Bell Island Newfoundland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and close friends on Saturday, November 18th, 2017, in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of Marilyn.

Loved father of Michael (Kellie) and the late James Hammond (2011) (Liana).

Grandad to Jennifer, Michael, Nicholas and Alexander.


FERWERDA, Theodore (Opa Ted)  - Born July 13, 1924 – in the Netherlands, he died in his 94th year surrounded by family on Saturday November 18, 2017.

Predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Bernice (nee deBoer).


Herman MaryHERMAN, Mary Herman  - Age 84, of Stratford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Spruce Lodge.

Born in, Downie Township, daughter of the late Joseph and Kathleen (Hurl) Dunsmore.

Survived by her true love and best friend of 64 years, Ralph Herman. Loving mother of Kathleen (Joe) Herzig, Randy Herman, John (Ruth) Herman and Tom Herman.

Proud grandmother of Chris, Jessica, Jenny, Jeff, Trevor, Jasmine, Melissa, Morgan, Jessica, Megan and great grandmother of Jacob, Anika, Olivia and Joseph.


Brownlee HarrietBROWNLEE, Harriet  - Harriet Brownlee, 83, of Stratford passed away at Spruce Lodge on Saturday November 18, 2017.

Cherished wife of the late Robert Brownlee.

Loving mother of Dennis Brownlee (Marlene), Susan St. Clair, Jim Brownlee (Judy), Rob Brownlee (Sharon) and Scott Brownlee (Tammy).

She will be missed by her five brothers, four sisters, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.

Harriet is predeceased by her parents Harold and Ethel Sheppard, daughters Lynda, Cheryl and Debra and by four brothers.


Gruenbauer VioletGRUENBAUER, Violet   - Passed away peacefully at The Elliott Community on Saturday November 18, 2017. 

Violet (nee Wally Pulfus) Gruenbauer at the age of 92 years.

Wife of the late Alfred Gruenbauer (1992).  

Beloved mother of Johanna Nielsen (late John) of Nanaimo, B.C. and James Gruenbauer (late Margaret) of Dutton.


Tew ElizabethTEW, Elizabeth Carrie (nee Hesse) – passed away peacefully with her family at her side at her residence, the Nithview Community, New Hamburg on Saturday November 18, 2017. 

Elizabeth Tew formerly of Washington, ON in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late James Tew who predeceased her in 1983. 

Loving mother of Bryan & wife Denise of RR#4 Bright and Joan Tew & husband George Hobbs of New Dundee.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Christopher, Michael & Pamela, Krystina, Adam, Daniel and by great granddaughter Addison. 


Nodwell BarbaraNODWELL, Barbara Ann (Nee Turner)   -  Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Guelph General Hospital, Friday, November 17, 2017 at the age of 76. 

Beloved wife for 58 years of Harvey Nodwell. 

Loved mum of Judy Finamore (Gerry), Ken Nodwell, Terry Nodwell (Sue) all of Guelph and Doug Nodwell (Darlene) of Burford. 

Proud grandma of Justin (Danielle), Tyler (Jesse), Chelsea, Kaley, Candice (Will), Mitchell, Aime (Tyler) Shae-Lynn, Brian and great grandma of Tae-Lynn, Alianna, Jaxson, Owen, Ryker and Colton.


Zimmermann EwaldZIMMERMANN, Ewald  - Suddenly at home, on Friday November 17, 2017 of Kitchener in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband to the late Elisabeth (2005); much loved father to the late Bill (2013) "Koni" (Sandy), Helga Hallman (Kevin), and Glenn (Loree); cherished Opa to Mike, Darrell, Brenda, Billy, Alanna, Bradley, Trevor, and Alissa; and great grandfather to Daniel, Jesse, and Rebecca.

An engineer, chemist and master carpenter by trade, he made many of his own tools and machinery including his own family’s furniture.


Selig SandraSELIG, Sandra 'Sandy' (nee Irwin)  -  Passed away after a sudden and catastrophic illness on November 16, 2017 at the age of 64.

Sandy was born on October 10, 1953 in Aylmer, Ontario. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend and was loved in return by so many. She had a passion for all things concerning extraterrestrials and the wonders of the cosmos. She loved music and to dance and meet new people, engage in long conversations and could often be seen drinking her extra large triple triple Timmies and having a good smoke. She loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humour.


Seyler VictoriaSEYLER, Victoria Mary  -  Passed away peacefully at Nithview Community on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Victoria was born 92 years ago, a daughter of the late Frank & Anna Psutka.

Beloved wife of the late Clarence Seyler.

Loving mother of the late Judy English (David) of St. Agatha, Bonnie Bowman (Les) of New Hamburg, Randy Seyler (late Barbara) of Kitchener, Kandy Seyler of Waterloo. Dear grandma of Cindy, Penny, Tammy (Jon), Mark (Heather), Shane (Cailyn), Amy (Dan) and Sarah (Scott) and great-grandma of Crystal, Tyler, Jesse, Jessica, Jenna, Zach, Mikayla, Claira, Liam (predeceased), Leah, Addelyn and Allie.


McCABE, Jeanette Joyce (nee Witte)  -  Peacefully, at the Innisfree House on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at age 68. 

Beloved wife of Stephen McCabe.  

Loving mother of Stephanie Snyder and Kelly Berkin (Mike Malthaner) and step mother of Adele McCabe (John). Proud grandmother of Ryan, Corey, Joshua, Shelby and Eric. 

Dear sister of Alton Witte Jr. Predeceased by her parents Alton and Joyce Witte.


CLARK, Thomas Rex  -  Peacefully passed away at Saint Luke’s Place in Cambridge on November 16, 2017 with his loving wife Margaret of 53 years by his side.

Loving father to Andy (Nancy) and Dwayne (Angela), grandfather to Alex and Nicole. Fondly remembered by his brothers John (Wanda), Peter (Maureen) and Bill.

Rex will be remembered for his warm greeting and friendly smile. He made extra effort to ensure all felt welcome in his home, at his church, and at his workplace. Following a career in business management, Rex turned his focus to teaching business at Conestoga College for 15 years up until his retirement. He was a faithful fan of the Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs.


Breese BerylBREESE, Beryl Sarah (nee Howes)  -  Of Guelph, surrounded by loved ones, passed peacefully into the loving arms of the Lord at the Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, November 16, 2017, in her 98th year.  

Beloved wife of the late John Austin Breese (1995). 

Loved mother of Connie (Dave) Spencer, the late Herb Breese (1998) (Patricia), Jane Sheppard (Sid MacDonald) and Cheryl (Mike) Hendy. Loving grandmother of Michael, Shelley, Leanne, Pamela, Phillip, Jeffrey, Sarah, Stephen and Christopher. Cherished great grandmother of twenty-eight and great great grandmother of five. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister.