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Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against the Estate of Justin Meunier,
who resided at 1789 Concession Road 9, Blackstock, Ontario L0B 1J0, who died on February 28, 2014,
to send particulars of same to the undersigned solicitor for the Estate, on or about the 21st day of April, 2015
after which date, the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims then filed.

Dated at Guelph this 11th day of March, 2015

221 Woolwich Street
Guelph Ontario, N1H 3V4
Solicitors for the Estate Trustee
519 824-9690 (Phone) 519-824-7394 (Fax)

ABBEY, William Howard 'Clarke' Abbey Obituary | Print |

ABBEY, William Howard 'Clarke' -

Peacefully surrounded by his family at the Woodstock Hospital on Sunday March 29, 2015, Clarke Abbey of Oxford Centre in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Kathryn 'Kathy' Gail (nee Balcomb) Abbey for over 27 years.

Dear father of Don and his wife Mary, Chris Hart and her husband Daryl, Karen Schram and her husband Ed, Keven Young and his wife Lisa and Kyle Young and his wife Denise. Loved grandfather of Theresa Abbey, Eddie Abbey, Andrew Abbey (Stacey), Jayme Emerson (Corey), Amanda Hart, Katrina Hart (Jordan), Ryan Schram (Nikkee), Nicole Ryerse (Dwayne), Gerrod Young, Rachel Young, Kody Young, Alex Young, Emma Young and great grandfather of Carter, Naomi, Max, Laiken, Lucan and Madison.

Survived by his brothers; Gord Abbey, Robert Abbey and will be remembered by in-laws; Laurene (late Sonny) Karnes, Connie (late Glenn) Balcomb and Shirley and Garry Brandon.

Predeceased by his parents Alma Jean (nee McDowell) and Archie Abbey, son Gary (1958), sisters-in-law Carole Abbey and Isabel Abbey.

Clarke was a former volunteer firefighter and a member of the Optimist Club. He enjoyed farming, camping and being out of doors with his dog Tippy. He was a past employee of Pre-Con in Woodstock for over 47 years.

Funeral Service will take place in Woodstock on April 1st.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Oxford 4H Association or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


LETT, Gertrude (Sernoskie) Lett - Obituary | Print |

LETT, Gertrude (nee Sernoskie) -

Lett_Gertrude(August 1, 1923 - March 29, 2015)

Passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015 with family by her side at the age of 91.

Predeceased by her husband Sam, son Andrew, granddaughter Deborah, 9 brothers and 6 sisters.

Lovingly remembered by her son Clifford, daughter-in-law Sharon, brother John, grandchildren David (Martha), Paul (Cindy), Alison, Shane and grandson-in-law Craig Covino. Great-grandma to Samual, Tom, Scott, Jessica, Jordan, Kelly, Jenn and Cody and great-great grandma to Henry Covino.

Gertrude will be fondly remembered by the staff and her many friends at Forest Heights Long Term Care. Her home was always a must place to visit by her many relatives and family members.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff of Forest Heights, especially the Gibbon House nursing station on the 3rd floor for their expert care and kindness during her stay.  A special thank you to daughter-in-law Sharon for her constant attendance to Gertrude's personal and business needs.

Funeral service will be held in Kitchener, on Thursday, April 2nd at 11 am with interment to follow.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.


TAYLOR, Florence Taylor Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Florence -

Taylor_Florence(1923 - 2015)

Passed away peacefully in her 92nd year, surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 29th, 2015.

Dear daughter of the late Mary Ann and Wasile Tiniuk. Beloved wife of the late John Taylor.

Much loved mother of Robert (Susan) and Patricia. Cherished grandmother of Simon (Natalie) and Susanna (Tyler). Very proud great-grandmother of Anthony and Alyssa. Dear MomTy to Leslie Watkins.

Fondly remembered by her brother-in-law Jimmy Taylor and his family in Scotland and England. Will be forever missed by her furry friends, Cinde and Abbe.

Funeral service will take place in Oakville on Thursday, April 2nd.

Donations can be made to Parkinson's Society of Canada, 4211 Yonge St. Suite 316, Toronto, ON, M7Y 5V1 or OVC - Pet Trust Fund, c/o Alumni House, University of Guelph, Guelph ON, N1G 2W1..


von HOLSTEIN, Monika (von der Hagen) von Holstein - Obituary | Print |

von HOLSTEIN, Monika (née von der Hagen) -

Passed away, at age 82 years, at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Beloved wife, for 61 years, of Huno von Holstein.

Dear mother of Michael (Anne) of Ariss and Carl of Aurora. Loving grandmother of Erica, Scott (Jacqueline) and Amanda (Kevin). Dear sister of Christoff (Elisabeth), Eberhard (Uta) and Juergen (Lilly), all living in Germany. Fondly remembered by other relatives and friends.

Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held in Guelph.

As expressions of sympathy, donation to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.


COSSABOOM, Fulton Liege (Cass) Cossaboom - Obituary | Print |

COSSABOOM, Fulton Liege (Cass) -

(1933 - 2015)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday March 28, 2015 at the age of 81.

Predeceased by his father (1898-1938), mother (1899-1978), first wife Patricia Ann Howe (1933-1964), daughter Lorie Ann Cossaboom (1959-1997) and brother Tim Cossaboom (1927-1997). Survived by wife Louise Brassard, sons Cameron and Jeffrey; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Member of the Royal Canadian Air Force 1953-1972. Worked for Raytheon Canada 1973-1999.

Arrangements out of Kitchener. Cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the K-W Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.


COWELL, Madeline Cowell Obituary | Print |

COWELL, Madeline -

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday March 28, 2015 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Robert 'Bob' Cowell for over 60 years. Loving mother of Gord Cowell and his wife Kelly and Jeanne Sarra and her husband Libro.

Cherished grandmother of Ashley, Jason and Natalie. Dear sister of Dorothy and Earl 'Jake”'Baskette, Marion and Dave Ellis, Doreen and Doug Nash, Barbara Currie, Jim Currie and will be remembered by her in-laws; Grace and Norman Lemon, Joan and Bob Caffyn and Allan 'Pete' and Carol Cowell, by her many nieces and nephews and will be remembered as The Farmer Grandma.

Madeline was the organist and member at West Oxford United Church for many years.

Funeral service will take place in Woodstock on Thursday, April 2nd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, West Oxford United Church or Alexandra Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated..


MEDEIROS, Maria Isabel Medeiros - Obituary | Print |

MEDEIROS, Maria Isabel -

Medeiros_MariaPassed away peacefully on Saturday March 28, 2015 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 72nd year.

Loving wife of Duarte Medeiros.

Beloved mother of Gary Medeiros and his wife Daniella and Sandy Narciso and her husband Gerry. Cherished grandmother of Sebastian and Mercedes Narciso and Brandon and Katie Medeiros.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S. Cambridge on Thursday April 2, 2015 at 10 am.

As an expression of sympathy donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


MELO, Fernando Melo - Obituary | Print |

MELO, Fernando -

Melo_FernandoPassed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday March 28, 2015 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Maria (nee Pacheco).

Loving father of David, Evan, Jorge (Mel) and Roy (Sandy). Cherished grandfather of EJ, Bradley, Makenna and Reid. Fernando will be sadly missed by his sisters, brothers in law, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 210 South St. (at Chalmers) Cambridge on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 11 am.

As an expression of sympathy donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.


MORRISON, Thomas Alexander Morrison - Obituary | Print |

MORRISON, Thomas Alexander -

In his 91st year.

Active and independent until the end, Tom passed peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Much loved husband of the late Maureen.

Survived by his daughters Patricia (Bill Sornberger), Denise (Rod Lawrence), grandchildren Allie (Kyle), Jill (Troy), Mark and Alyssa (Shane), sister Maureen Mullin in Northern Ireland and special friend Pat Dennis. Tom was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1924 and came to Canada in 1953 in search of sunshine.

He could only be described as a "true gentleman" and will be greatly missed by all of his many friends and especially by his family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrews Road, Scarborough.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favourite charity.

Tom always enjoyed a gathering so friends are invited to raise a glass and share a story following the service.

Online condolences may be placed at www.mceachniefuneral.ca.



SIMM, Yolanda Simm - Obituary | Print |

SIMM, Yolanda -

Peacefully passed away in her 89th year at Hospice Wellington on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Simm, and then to the late Gus Mitges.

Cherished mother of Tina Muller (Richard) and Yolanda Mitges (the late David), and the late Tony Simm. Dear grandmother of Michelle, Melanie, Dominic and Antonia, and great-grandmother of Laura, Nicole, Evan and Lachlan. Predeceased by her parents Raymondo and Santina Odarico.

Loving sister of Remo, Reno, Rena, and the late Ray and Rosie. She will be sadly missed by her siblings and their spouses, and also by sisters and brothers in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and relatives in England, France and Italy.

The family would like to thank CCAC, Hospice Wellington, and Guelph General Hospital for the great care and compassion provided to Yolanda.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Basilica of Our Lady, 28 Norfolk Street, Guelph, on Wednesday, April 1st at 10:00 a.m.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Hospice Wellington, Guelph General Hospital or The Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.


STEVENSON, Helen Jean (MacLeod) Stevenson - Obituary | Print |

STEVENSON, Helen Jean (nee MacLeod) -

Stevenson_HelenPassed away peacefully at Golden Years Nursing Home, on Saturday March 28, 2015 at the age of 88.

Loving wife of the late David Stevenson.

Cherished mother of Jessie and her husband George Drowns. Beloved grandmother of Charlene Drowns, David Drowns and his wife Jennifer and great grandmother of Seth, Noah, Connor and Carter.

Dear sister of Jessie Robb (Ron) of Cambridge, Barbara Budgel of British Columbia, Marilyn Hodgson of New Hamburg and sister in law of Alice Poland of Cambridge. Helen will also be missed by her close, lifelong friend Mary Sharpe and her many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sister Marnie and Katherine and her brothers Bill and Jim.

A Funeral Service will be held in Cambridge, on Wednesday, April 1st.

As an expression of sympathy donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


GLENN, Alexander James Glenn Obituary | Print |

GLENN, Alexander James -

Glenn_Alex(August 16, 1935 – March 28, 2015)

Alex passed peacefully after an extended illness with his wife and family by his side on March 28, 2015 at Lapointe Fisher Nursing Home, Guelph in his 80th year.

Alex was born in Long Branch Toronto to his parents William and Elizabeth (Deceased).

Loving husband of Barbara for 31 years. Dear father of Shane and Bill Glenn and step-father of Lana McMullen (Perry), Kim Logan (Wayne) and Jackie McMullen (Omar). Cherished grandfather “Grumps” of Cody, Taylor, Brandon, Tori, Kurtis, Jesse, Justine, Kendra, Krizia, Lauren and great grandfather of Jacob.

Alex was a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness, who had many loved extended family and friends. Alex was well known for his beautiful tenor voice, great sense of humor and brilliant smile. His grandchildren loved to spend time with their “Grumps”. Barb will forever miss his singing while he does the dishes. Alex had many hobbies and enjoyed many building projects. Many will remember Alex as a Realtor in the Halton Hills area.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday April 4th at the Acton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
(14009 Road 25, 1 km north of Acton) at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers donation to the Watchtower or C.C.A.C would be appreciated by the family.


AKKERMAN, Willemina Akkerman - Obituary | Print |

AKKERMAN, Willemina -

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph`s Health Centre on Friday, March 27, 2015, in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Gerrit Akkerman (1979).

Loved mother of Ellen (Bruce) and Rosemarie. Dear sister of Wolly and Ann, also missed by her nieces and nephews.

At Willeminas request, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Arrangements out of Guelph.

Memorial contributions to St. Josephs Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.


BRIGGS, Henry Russell 'Hank' Briggs - Obituary | Print |

BRIGGS, Henry Russell 'Hank' -

Briggs_Henry(June 14, 1920 - March 27, 2015)

Surrounded by love Hank passed peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 27th, 2015 in his 95th year.

Beloved husband of 70 years to Jean (nee Easterbrook). Loving father to Carolyn (Pam 2008), Russell (Julie) and Terry (Sandy). Cherished Grandpa to Amanda (Scott), Alyson (Josh), Zarena (Brent), Mirrelle (Neil), David (Delia), Cori (Clayton), Holly (Chad); 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

Hank enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and served as a signalman until 1945. During that time he was stationed in St. Johns, Newfoundland, where he met Jean, the love of his life. He loved Newfoundland as his second home.

Hank was a lifelong volunteer, well recognized in the Cambridge community where he lived for 54 years. His faith was central to his life and he was actively involved in all of the churches he attended. He was an avid gardener and loved feeding the birds every morning. He loved and was proud of his family.

Hank was named Cambridge's first 'Good Neighbour of the Week' in 1992, and we would like to thank Maria Costa, Barb and Ralph Tippen, Dawn Graham and all of his neighbours and friends who supported him and allowed he and Jean to continue living independently for so many years.  Thanks also to Cambridge Memorial Hospital nurses Amy and Joanne, who helped comfort and care for him in his last days. Cremation has taken place.

To honour Hank's wishes a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 2nd at Good News Church 215 South St, Cambridge at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


CARRUTHERS, Velma Fern Elizabeth Carruthers - Obituary | Print |

CARRUTHERS, Velma Fern Elizabeth -

Carruthers_VelmaAt age 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her residence on Friday March 27, 2015. Born in Listowel, daughter of the late Ewart and Hazel (Gibb) Duncan.

Velma will be fondly remembered by Walter Carruthers.

Loving mother of Robert, Lois, Marie, Donald, Bonnie and Larry and family friend Roland Fournier all of Stratford. Grandma will be missed by Melissa, Amy, Elizabeth, Sabrina, Jamie, Tyler, Krista, Tiffany and Felicity along with her great grandchildren; Taylor, Rylee, Caden, Tanner, Quentin, Tamara, Brittany, Cassandra, Dylan, Erica, Maelie also great great-grandson Tommy.

Velma will be remembered by her siblings; Doreen Sequin, Marlene (Hartley) McHarg, Leone Duncan, Doris (David) Illman, Joyce (Robert) Hansen, Ross (Lois) Duncan and Brian Duncan also brothers-in-law Ken O'Grady and Pete Geertsma. Besides her parents, Velma was predeceased by her son Calvin (1948), sisters, Alma and Marjorie, brothers, Colin and Glen and brothers-in-law Gilbert Sequin and Bill Stacey and sister-in-law Mildred Duncan.

The Funeral Service will be held in Stratford, on Wednesday, April 1st.

As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Huron-Perth or the Heart and Stroke Foundation Huron Perth Oxford.


DAVIDSON, Lillian Jean Marie Davidson - Obituary | Print |

DAVIDSON, Lillian Jean Marie -

Davidson_LillianAt age 84, passed away peacefully at Greenwood Court, Stratford on March 27, 2015.

She was born in Stratford, March 8, 1931, daughter of the late William and Alice Davidson. Jean graduated from Stratford Normal School in 1951. She taught at Alderdale, Jasper and the Niagara Peninsula, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Thamesview United Church and the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario.

She is survived by sisters-in-law Margaret Broughton, Ruth Davidson, Phyllis Davidson and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Aubrey, Jack, Harold and Herbert Davidson and sisters Isobel Davidson, Wilma Clarke and Shirley Davidson.

Cremation. Arrangements out of Stratford. A graveside service will be held in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.


GONSALVES, Maurice Aurelio Gonsalves - Obituary | Print |

GONSALVES, Maurice Aurelio

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington, Guelph on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Maurice was the beloved husband of the late Mary Agnes Gonsalves (2012).

Survived by his siblings Mary, Dennis and Aubrey.

Arrangements out of Rockwood.

As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to Sacred Heart Church (Rockwood) would be appreciated by the family.


HOLLEY, Isabelle Margaret Holley - Obituary | Print |

HOLLEY, Isabelle Margaret -

Holley_IsabelleAt age 85, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on March 27, 2015.

Predeceased by her husband Dean Holley in 2004 and by a brother Kenneth Whitmore.

Isabelle was a hairdresser in Stratford for many years. Remembered with love by her niece and nephew.

The family wishes to thank her neighbours on Brunswick Street for being there for her. Thank you also to Cedarcroft Place and the Stratford General Hospital for their exceptional care.

A family graveside service will be held. Arrangements out of Stratford.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.


JONES, Clara Amanda Jones - Obituary | Print |

JONES, Clara Amanda

Jones_ClaraPassed away peacefully at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener, on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late James Archibald Jones (2002).

Loving mother of Elizabeth MacLean (Terence) of Dunnville, Bonnie Zettler (Michael) of Neustadt, Janice Arnold of Switzerland and Gordon Jones (Donna) of Kitchener. Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Lovingly remembered by sister, Edith Schneider (Stanley) of Stratford. Predeceased by her parents George Lorenz and Sarah Amanda Gross and seven siblings.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Clara’s life will be held at the Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church, 160 Lancaster Street East, Kitchener, on Monday, March 30th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Wilcox officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Arrangements out of Waterloo. 

Donations may be made to Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church.


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