Elder DougELDER, Douglas A. - Douglas A. Elder, 83, of Stratford passed away peacefully on Monday February 26, 2018.

Loving husband of Ruby Elder (Packham) who he married on July 22, 1967.

Dear brother of Lillian Parker and Jean McDonnell, brother-in-law of Gladys Elder, Lou Miller, Bob and Grace Packham, Mary Hislop and Marjorie Packham. Lovingly remembered by many Elder and Packham family members.

McKenzie GloriaMcKENZIE, Gloria Sybil - Gloria Sybil McKenzie, 80, of Toronto and formerly of London and Stratford, passed away peacefully in Toronto on Monday February 26, 2018.

Cherished mother of Daniel McKenzie (Julia Cheeatow), Jason McKenzie (Nikki Hadley) and Matthew McKenzie (Pauline Slorach).

Dear grandmother of Isabella, Jade, Morgan and Julia McKenzie.

Predeceased by her parents Malcolm and Sybil Rome and brother Donald Rome (Betty).

DiFrancesco LuciaDIFRANCESCO, Lucia Anna (nee Fantini) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on Monday, February 26, 2018, in her 101st year.

Beloved wife and best friend of 75 years to the late Antonio Paolo DiFrancesco (2011).

Loved mother of Maria (the late Lorenzo) DiGravio and Giuseppe “Joe” (Marion Quarrie). Loving Nonna of Nick, Olivia (Steve), Sabrina (Corey), Gloria (Manuel), Luke, Toni (Heather), Lisa (Geovannys) and the late Jessica. Great Nonna of Isabella, Zachary, Ava and Asher.

Predeceased by her son Francesco, and sisters Maria and Gina. Will be sadly missed by her sister Concetta Fantini.

McCarroll StuartMcCARROLL, Stuart – Passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, February 26, 2018 at age 51.

Devoted father of Allison, Heather and Aaron; dear son of George (deceased) and Jean McCarroll, husband of Bev Moyer and brother of Jeannie McCarroll.

Kerr DarcyKERR, Darcy Maxwell - Age 65, of Stratford passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at London University Hospital surrounded by family.

Loving father to his three sons Nikolas, Clint, and Zachary (Tanisha) Kerr, and their mother Linda Kerr all of Stratford.  Grandfather of Jackson and Avery. Also survived by his siblings Cheryl (Steve) Mueller, Valerie (Peter) Finamore, and Dwight Kerr, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Max and Shirley Kerr, and brother Marty Kerr.

Woods YvonneWOODS, Beulah Yvonne (nee Husbands) - (October 13, 1937February 26, 2018) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yvonne, at the age of 80.

Beloved mother to Steven and Judith; grandmother to Andrew, Bryan, Thomas, and Liam.

Predeceased by her parents Louis and Viola Husbands, her brothers Henson, Wilson, and Herbert, her husband John, son David and her daughter. She will sadly be missed by her brother Lawson, her nieces and nephews, as well as her cousins, and her many friends.

Smith AnneSMITH, Anne - Passed away at Kitchener’s St. Mary’s Hospital, Monday February 26th, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Dear mother of Craig and daughter-in-law Arlene. Loved sister of Ervin (Theresa) McKenzie, Jean (Anthony) Doucette; and the late Valerie, Vincent and Brian. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and friends.

Bowman MarleneBOWMAN, Marlene (nee Toman) - Passed away on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at St. Mary's General Hospital at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of Gordon for 60 years. Loving Mother of Kevin (Martha), Dawn (Fraser), Jeffrey (Pippa). Cherished Grandma to Sarah (Jake), Matthew (Ammar) and Elizabeth and great Grandma to Rory and Odin.

Predeceased by her parents and siblings.

HEWISON, Eric - of Palmerston, formerly of Trowbridge, passed away unexpectedly at Palmerston District Hospital on Sunday February 25, 2018 at the age of 87.

Eric was the former manager of the Campbell Soup Hatchery. He was the founder of the Listowel Horticultural Society in 1992 and was a master gardener.

Rees MaryREES, Mary (Moore) - Passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge on Sunday February 25, 2018, at the age of 97.

Mary will be sadly missed by her sons Kevin(Marg), Angus(Barb), Glen(Christine) daughters Sandra(Wallace)and Loretta(Thomas).

NEUFELD, John - February 8, 1936 – February 25, 2018

Passed away peacefully early Sunday morning February 25, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener.

Dear brother of Tina Plenert, of Abbotsford BC, Frieda Neufeld, of Burlington and Fred Neufeld, of Guelph. John is survived by two daughters, nieces and nephews.

Burwell JamesBURWELL, James - Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Guelph on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the age of 79.

Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Scott) for 55 years. Loving father of Susan Ellis (Gord) and Don Burwell (Dawn). Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Lauren Ellis and Carly Burwell.

Dear brother of Robert Burwell (Bonnie). Predeceased by his parents Donald and Margaret Burwell.

Martz JimMARTZ, Jim William - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home at the age of 74.

Beloved husband of Barb for almost 45 years. Loving Dad to Melissa, John (Lindsay) of Toronto, Joe (Amy), Katie (Mark) Siegel, and Maggie (Rob) Laurin. Greatest Papa to Paige, Molly and Tyler Siegel, Lucy Martz, Ellie, Charlie and Baby Grace Laurin.

Dear brother to Anne (Mike) Choma of Desboro and Mary Martz of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Marie and his brother Bob.

Newmaster DougNEWMASTER, Douglas Arthur 'Doug' - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved "Bappa" Doug Newmaster on February 25, 2018 at Winston Park Retirement Home at the age of 78.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley Newmaster (2008) and dearest dad to Terryl (Frank) Niereisel and Cindy (Harry) Kliewer.

Bappa will be missed and forever remembered by his four grandchildren, Cory, Brad (Krista), Mark and Kim (Jordan) and his most precious great Grandsons, Evan, Jaxon, Keaton and James.

Parker NormaPARKER, Norma Joyce Virginia (nee Smith) - (June 16, 1928 - February 25, 2018) -

After a brief illness, Norma Joyce Virginia Parker passed peacefully and eagerly in to the arms of her loving saviour, Jesus Christ.

Survived by her daughter Dianne Amy (David), son-in-law Bruce Smith, son Don Parker (Jean), daughter Linda Parker; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by her daughter Janice Smith (1997).

Culliton IsabelleCULLITON, Mary 'Isabelle' - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Isabelle Culliton on February 25, 2018 at the age of 91 surrounded by the love of her family.

Born December 31, 1926 in Seaforth to the late Thomas and Gertrude Purcell, Isabelle was raised on a farm north of Dublin with siblings Mary Catherine (Raymond) Smith and the late Martin (Lorraine) Purcell.

Isabelle leaves behind four children: Don (Donna), Paul (Nancy), Lorraine (Tom) Wheal, and Mike (Margie); eight grandchildren: Kristen, Kerrie, Tony (Tausha) and Katelyn, Erin and Alex (Nell) Wheal, Brian and Scott (Amy) and two great-grandchildren Jaxon and Greyson.

Spink HelenSPINK, Helen Forrestel - Passed away peacefully in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of Don.

Cherished mother of Bob (Arly), Tom (Bobbe), Dave (Prudence), Rick (Pattie), Ed (Shannon) and Bill (Claudia – deceased).

Loree MarleneLOREE, Marlene Estelle Theresa Catherine Anne - Marlene Loree passed away peacefully at Innisfree House, with her loving family by her side on February 25, 2018. She was born to the late Lorena and Donald Schell on September 1, 1937.

Marlene was a timeless inspirational woman who led a virtuous life full of compassion, hard work, and laughter. She entered and completed nurse's training while raising her children.

She was a valued professional in the healthcare field as a Registered Nurse. As an RN, she worked within many types of patient care most of which she spent at St. Mary's General Hospital, then VON and Veteran's Affairs.

Marlene and Denny had owned the Drift Inn General Store in Miller Lake. She was a Real Estate agent in the KW area for several years.

Macklin HaroldMACKLIN, Harold Laverne - Passed away peacefully, with Joanne and Peggy by his side, on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at his home at Lanark Heights at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of the late Joan (Kane) for 50 years. Loving Dad to Joanne Macklin (David Schweitzer) and Peggy (Stephen) Dewar. Cherished Pa to Emily and Elizabeth Dewar.

Harold was raised by his beloved mother, Elizabeth and her twin sister Aunt Sus. He worked for Jack Frasers Menswear for over 40 years. He was a kind and gentle soul.

Sommerville JimSOMMERVILLE, William James 'Jim' - Passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Innisfree House at the age of 84.

Beloved husband for 62 years to Vera (nee: Gerber). Loving Dad to Brian (Donna), Brad (Debbie), Bruce (Teresa) and Barb (Bob).

Cherished Grandpa to James (Stephanie), Christine, Dane (Nadia), Devon (Heather), Dakota (Rebecca) Jacob, Tyson, Brynn (Christina), Thomas and Alexandra and Great-Grandpa to Logan, Liam, Charlotte, Johnny, Carson, Hayden and Nash.

Batte KennethBATTE, Kenneth Joseph - Passed away peacefully at Freeport Hospital.

Beloved husband of Jean Sadlo for 58 ½ years.

Loving father of Larry and Lea, Bryan and Pam, Ken and Helen. Ken had a very special place in his heart for his grandchildren Nikki, Kati (Derhyk), Joni, Megan, Jami (Alex), Joe, Jerica (Luke) and step grandchildren Jake (Jessica), Kendel (Jordon), Simon and Colton.

Muter LawrieMUTER, Lawrence 'Lawrie' - Passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Lawrence was born in Kitchener, Ontario 66 years ago, a son of the late Fraser and Olive (Tisdale) Muter.

Beloved husband of Liz Muter (Elaine Schmidt) whom he married on August 16, 2002. Forever remembered by his daughter Jamielee and her husband Derek Wolfe, his son Christopher and his wife Lisa, as well as by his step-daughter Lisa Schmidt.

Perkins ElmerPERKINS, Elmer Clayton - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Parkwood Mennonite Home, Waterloo.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth Perkins on June 30, 2017.  Loving father of Jeffrey (Susan), Kevin, Brent (Rusty) and Tanya (Mark Hicks).

Wonderful grandfather to eight grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Freda Perkins, Zilda Milne and brother Laurie Perkins. Predeceased by his brother Maynard Perkins.

Biggs JeanBIGGS, Jean Lillian (nee McPhee) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in her 97th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Delmar Biggs (1997) and her eldest daughter Patricia (Ken) Brown (2001).

Loved mother of Paul, Judd and Donna. Loving grandmother of Michael, Kerry, Danny, Scott, Mellissa and Maady, and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Ladham PameliaLADHAM, Pamelia Marjorie Ladham  - Pam [Pamelia] Ladham was born in 1960 and died February 2018.

Pam was the youngest sister of Lucy Ladham-Dyment and Beatrice Ladham-O'Neil.

Pam leaves behind sister Lucy, Nephew Ian [Tanya] and Grandniece Dayna, her Niece Michelle, her partner in Crime Beatrice [Dwayne], Nephew David and Nieces Elizabeth and Amber.

Seifried JeanSEIFRIED, Jean Ann - At Grey Bruce Hospital, Kincardine, on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Jean Seifried, in her 77th year.

Predeceased by her husband Wilfred Seifried. She was the dear mother of Jane (David) Holmberg, William (Diane), Susan (Jim) Runstedler, Lynn (Andy) Steeves, and Raymond (Janet).