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DA COSTA, Antonio Sousa Da Costa - Obituary | Print |

DA COSTA, Antonio Sousa -

DaCosta_AntonioCherished father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather, Antonio is greatly loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Antonio passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday August 27, 2014 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at the age of 78.

Antonio was born in Santa Maria, Portugal, where he met and married his wife and raised his two children. He later moved the family to Canada in 1973 and resided the rest of his life in Cambridge, Ontario. Those who knew 'Tony' fell in love with his outgoing, hardworking and generous nature. He was a kind soul who always put his family and friends first and enjoyed the simple things in life. Some favourite pastimes included his daily walk to Tim Hortons and spending time outside in his beloved garden.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Maria; daughter, Susan (Son-in-law Carlos), and son Aires (daughter-in-law Carolyn); his five grandchildren, Tracy, Lisa, Amanda, Matthew, Sarah and three great-grandchildren, Marcus, Emma and Sophia. Antonio is survived by his sisters, Filomena, Virginia and Lurdes and now rests peacefully with his parents Antonio and Mariana and siblings Jose (brother), and Maria Do Carmo (sister).

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Saturday August 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation in Antonio’s memory.


LORENTZ-DIETRICH, Patricia Mary Lorentz-Dietrich - Obituary | Print |


LorentzDietrich_PatriciaPassed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 68.

Dear sister of Connie Walser, Joan (Mark) Voisin, Margaret Hlowatzki, Vincent (Shirley) Dietrich and Dennis (Maureen) Dietrich. Patricia is survived by many nieces and nephews. Patti will be missed by her faithful dog Bobby, who was her everything. Predeceased by her beloved sister Donna, parents Clayton and Olive Dietrich and her brothers Jerome and Claude Dietrich.

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at St. Anne's R.C. Church, 268 East Avenue, Kitchener, at 10:30 AM. A reception will take place in the church hall immediately following the funeral mass.  Cremation to follow.

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

Special thanks to Judy her homecare nurse who has been loyal and dedicated to Patti and our family and also to Dr. McFarlane for her care, support and friendship.


RICHARDS, Nancy Louise Richards - Obituary | Print |

RICHARDS, Nancy Louise -

Richards_NancyPassed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the age of 63 years.

Nancy (Lemcke) Richards was the beloved wife of Don Richards of Elmira.

Dear mother of Dean Richards of Kitchener, and Sheri and Tinus Clemmer of Floradale. Loved grandmother of Spencer Richards, Taylor and Natalie Clemmer. Loving daughter of Agnes Jeannetta Cole of New Hamburg and one sister Norma Stanley of London. She was predeceased by her father Norman Lemcke, and infant daughter Sarah Lee.

A Funeral Service will be held at Floradale Mennonite Church, on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Interment. Arrangements out of Elmira.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the KW Humane Society or Grand River Hospital Foundation ICU.


SAUNDERS, Marilyn Joyce Saunders - Obituary | Print |

SAUNDERS, Marilyn Joyce -   "Express Condolences"

Saunders_MarilynOctober 19, 1957 - August 27, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Juravinski Centre Hamilton on Wednesday August 27, 2014 in her 57 year.

Loving sister of Robert and Kevin both of Cambridge. Also survived by her nieces Amy, Leigh-Ann, Breijuanna, and nephews Brad and Michael.

Predeceased by her parents Frederick and Doris Saunders.

The family will receive friends at COUTTS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE 96 St. Andrews St. Cambridge on Friday August 29, 2014 from 7-9 P. M.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday August 30, 2014 at 11 A. M.

Cremation to follow.

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



SCHUITEMA, Peter Schuitema - Obituary | Print |


Schuitema_PeterPassed away suddenly on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at his residence in Baden. He was born 57 years ago in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Beloved husband of Ramona (Parsons) Schuitema who he married May 24, 1980.

Loving father of Ashley Schuitema & partner David Martin of Toronto. Loving son of Willy Schuitema of New Hamburg and the late Brian Schuitema. Dear brother of John Schuitema, Bonnie Gutz both of New Hamburg and Kathy Schuitema of Kitchener. Missed by his father and mother-in-law Jonathan & Laura Parsons, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul & Karen Parsons, David & Connie Parsons, Terry & Carol Parsons, Robert Parsons, Laura & Brad Becker and Carol Rowles. Remembered by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by brothers Peter John in infancy, Mark, sister Mieke, brother-in-law Rodney Gutz and niece Daphne.

Peter was employed for 33 years at J.M. Schneider, Kitchener.

Family and friends will be received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Friday August 29, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be held in New Hamburg, on Saturday August 30th. Interment to follow.

As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.


TAYLOR, Charles Edward Taylor - Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Charles Edward -

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in the Veterans "K" Wing of Sunnybrook Hospital on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Left behind is his wife Oma A. Taylor, daughter and best friend Natasha Taylor and step-son Richard Allen. Dearest brother to Grace Taylor.

Charles was Secretary Treasurer with the City of Toronto for many years. He will be missed by many family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Donations in Charles memory may be made to the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre K3C.

Thank you to all the staff at Sunnybrook, especially Raina.



TIMM, Larry James Timm - Obituary | Print |

TIMM, Larry James -

Timm_LarryPassed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of the late Jean Timm (January 5, 2014).

Loving father of Chris Timm (Jennifer) and Tracey Renon (Steve) all of Kitchener. Dear grandfather of Alec, Rebekah, Isaiah, Caleb, Esther, Christopher and Abby. Dear brother of Frances Sutherland (William). Larry will be missed and remembered by family and many dear friends.

Larry was a very well respected drywall taper for over 40 years.

A celebration of Larry's life will take place in Kitchener, on Saturday, August 30th.

As expressions of sympathy donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Jumpstart (an organization which supports kids involved in minor sports) would be appreciated by the family.


BRANIFF, Dennis William Braniff - Obituary | Print |

BRANIFF, Dennis William -

Passed away at Grand River Hospital K-W Health Care Centre on August 26, 2014 at the age of 73 years.

Survived by his sons Steven Braniff of Kitchener and Michael Braniff and his wife Tara also of Kitchener. Dear Grandfather of Joshua, Jordan, Daniel, Nathan and Tessa. Dennis will also be remembered by his former wife Joan Girodat. Predeceased by his children Phillip and Krista, his granddaughter Grace and his parents Dennis and Rachel.

The Funeral Service will be held in Waterloo, on Saturday, August 30th.

Donations may be made to The Sunbeam Centre or K-W Habilitation Service.


CODE, Frances 'Fran' Irene Code - Obituary | Print |

CODE, Frances 'Fran' Irene -

Code_FrancesPassed away peacefully, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Lisaard House in her 79th year.

Beloved mother of Michael Code (Sandy) and Cynthia Kaitting (Barry). Proud grandmother of Matthew, Lindsay, Rebecca (Colin) and Chelsea and great-granddaughter Ezri. Dear sister of Marguerite Munroe. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Irene Munroe.

A Memorial celebration of her life will be held in Kitchener, on Saturday, August 30th. Interment in Toronto, at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lisaard House would be appreciated by the family.


COWIE, Christopher John 'Chris' Cowie - Obituary | Print |

COWIE, Christopher John 'Chris' -

Cowie_ChristopherPassed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Sue.

Loving father of Allison and Derrick (Shauna). Proud grandfather of Jack and Emily. Predeceased by his parents Barbara and Frank Cowie. Dear brother of Pete (Bette) Cowie and Avril Baxter. Uncle Chris will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be held in Kitchener, on Tuesday, September 2nd.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.


FRIES, Shirley Ann Fries - Obituary | Print |

FRIES, Shirley Ann -

Fries_ShirleyPassed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital on Tuesday August 26, 2014 at the age of 70.

Beloved wife of Carl 'Doug' for over 51 years.

Loving mother of Kevin Fries (Lynne), Wendy Klassen (John), Tracey Reid (Dave). Proud Nana of Amanda (Vince), Danielle, Amanda, Sasha (Jason) and Eden and great grandmother of six. Dear sister of Donald Storer (late Gertrude), Ted Storer (Janet), Linda Norris (Andy) and Betty Dahms. Loving sister-in-law of Wilbert (Shirley), Elaine (late Howard), Phyllis (late Arlie), Joyce (Ronald), Earl (Jackie), Ross (Carla), Gary (late Lorraine) and the late Robert, Murray (May) and Harold (Shirley). Survived by sister-in-law Molly.

Shirley's family will receive relatives and friends from 1:30-2:45 pm on Friday August 29, 2014 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467.

A Memorial Service will be held in Kitchener, on Friday, August 29th.

Heartfelt thank you to the Emergency Room Staff and Cancer Unit Staff at Grand River Hospital for their compassionate care.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the New Apostolic Church Foreign Extension Fund or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


GIRODAT, Bernard 'Bernie' Girodat - Obituary | Print |

GIRODAT, Bernard 'Bernie' -

Girodat_BernardPassed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in his 80th year.

Predeceased by his beloved wife, Mavis, mother and father Mary and Raymond of Waterloo as well as three uncles, two aunts, son Christopher and grandson Jeromy. Survived by his daughters, Annette, Janette, Bernadette, Leasa, and stepdaughters Penny and Linda along with several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by his dearest Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Bernice and Uncles; Bill, Bob and Gerard with several cousins including ever so kind, Marlenne.

Bernie was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church. His love for travel and dance gave him heartwarming memories of the people and places he cherished. He loved to do crosswords in the Toronto Star.

There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service to celebrate Bernie’s life will be held in Waterloo, on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses of the ICU at Scarborough General for their elite care and gentle nature. Special thanks to neighbours and friends, Arlene and Brian.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice.


HUBER, Norma Mildred Huber - Obituary | Print |

HUBER, Norma Mildred -   "Express Condolences"

Huber_NormaAugust 31, 1916 - August 26, 2014

Passed away suddenly on August 26, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener.

She was born in Kitchener (formerly Berlin) on August 31, 1916 to Herbert and Mabel Huber.

She was predeceased by her brothers Ross (Gladys), Grant (Mary), sister Doris (2013) and niece Nancy (Burke).

She is survived by her niece Barbara (Rick) of Markham, nephews David (Cynthia) of Westcliffe Colorado, Chris (Kedy) and Alan (Ngaio) of Vancouver.

She will be sorely missed by her niece and nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews who knew her as a kind, generous, fun loving aunt. Norma was an enthusiastic and meticulous genealogist and was an organizer of two large Huber Family re-unions in 1991 and 2000. She loved bird-watching and travelling (even going on a trip to the Amazon in her eighties).

Both she and her sister Doris supported numerous charities related to the preservation of the environment and wildlife and aid in 3rd world countries. Also, Norma sponsored a foster child for many years in South America.

She sang in various church choirs and especially enjoyed being a bell-ringer in a choral group. Norma trained as a nurse at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital and then worked in the lab at the Banting Institute until she retired. She caringly looked after Doris helping her reach the age of 103.

 A special thanks to Seble and Dorine her home care workers, her friends at Sandhills Retirement community and her longtime friends (too many to list) who helped her remain active and enthusiastic until her passing.

She was cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.

To leave a message of condolence, please visit ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com.



SPROULE, Jean Olien Sproule - Obituary | Print |

SPROULE, Jean Olien -

Sproule_JeanPeacefully at the Guelph General Hospital August 26 in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Dr. James B. Sproule.

Loving mother of Dr. William (Bill) Sproule (Hilary), Lynn Hannah (Bruce) and the late Ted. Cherished grandmother of Davy, PJ, James and Ryan. Predeceased by her loving parents Ethel and William McKenzie and her treasured sisters Minnie Russell and Irene Stevens.

She was truly a gracious lady who touched the hearts of everyone she met.

A celebration of Jean's life will be held at Walton Memorial United Church, 2489 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville on Friday, September 5th, 2014 with visitation from 1 - 2 p.m. and a service to be held at 2 p.m. Rev. James Gill officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. Arrangements out of Guelph. 

Special thanks to Jeanne Smith for her ongoing wonderful support. Heartfelt thanks to the compassionate and caring staff at Delmanor Glen Abbey in Oakville and The Village of Arbour Trails in Guelph.

If so desired memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.


STOIA, Draghina Stoia - Obituary | Print |

STOIA, Draghina -

Stoia_DraghinaPassed away peacefully, surrounded by all her six children on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at Grand River Hospital in her 64th year.

Beloved wife of the late Pavel Stoia.

Loved mother of Daniela Mioc (Alin), Claudiu (Donna), Florin (Jennifer), Angelica (Cory), Paul Jr. and Simona (Kevin). Proud grandmother of Jason, Daniel, Michael, Andrea, Dorian, Stella and Isabella. Dear sister of Cornelia (George), Mariana (Gusti), Aurelia (Feri), Livia, Lucretia (Daniel) and Eugen (Veronica). Also survived by her sister in law Constanta and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in North America and Europe. Predeceased by her parents Ilie and Draghina and brother Emil.

The Funeral Service will be held in Kitchener, on Saturday, August 30th. Interment.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


TAYLOR, Gary John Taylor Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Gary John -

Passed away suddenly at his residence on August 26th, 2014 at the age of 40.

Beloved husband of Karen for 17 years. Loving son of Sussane Kostuk and Gary Taylor. Dear brother of Lesley, Robbi and Allan, and uncle of Kenneth.

Gary was in the Cadets Reserve and volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club.

Service in Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 31st. Cremation will follow.

In memory of Gary, donations towards any Mental Health Charity would be appreciated.


BRAGG, Eric Kenneth Bragg - Obituary | Print |

BRAGG, Eric Kenneth -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Kenneth Bragg at his home in New Hamburg, Ontario on August 25, 2014, surrounded by his family. Eric died at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Eric will be greatly missed by his wife of 33 years Nadene (Reimer), daughter Rebecca and her partner Renee.
Eric was born January 10, 1952 in Toronto (Weston) Ontario. Eric is survived by his sister Barbara Bragg and his brother Glenn (Victoria) Bragg, nephews Grant (Stacey) and family and James. Eric will be sadly missed by his Reimer in-laws, Melanie (Don Morin), Jocelyn (Perry Kent), Sheila (John Wiebe), Luella (Peter Klassen) and their families.

Eric was a 33 year employee of IOF (Foresters) retiring in 2009. Upon retirement, Eric and Nadene moved from Ajax to New Hamburg where he enjoyed his retirement to the fullest. Eric was a well-rounded sportsman enjoying baseball, badminton, golf and a good game of bridge or poker. Eric will be missed for his competitive nature, uncanny wit and sense of fairness.

Cremation has taken place as per Eric’s request. A celebration of Eric’s life will be held on Sunday September 14, 2014 from 1-5pm at Stonecroft Rec Centre, Stonecroft Way, New Hamburg, Ontario 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eric’s name to Grand River Cancer Centre.

A special thank you to Dr. Bonnie McCarron, Jeannette and the doctors and nurses on 6th floor oncology, Grand River Hospital.


CLAYFIELD, Donna Lee (McKay) Clayfield - Obituary | Print |

CLAYFIELD, Donna Lee (nee McKay) -   "Express Condolences"

Clayfield_DonnaFebruary 14, 1951 - August 23, 2014

Born February 14, 1951, Donna passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Grand River Hospital, at the age of 63 years.

Donna is the daughter of the late Pearl and Elmer McKay.

She is also predeceased by her sister Lynda McKay.

Survived by her sisters Joan Norman (Richard), Carolyn Stevens, Barb Gilbey, Mary McKay (Ernie), Sue McKay, and her brother Brian McKay. Dear mother of Tom Clayfield and Mark Clayfield (Erin). Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Colton, Nicholas, Ryley, Sebastian, and Jade. Donna is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews.

A special mention to her niece Kimberley McKay for her loving support.

The family wishes to thank the staff of CCAC and Red Cross Partners for their home support, and thanks also to the emergency room staff at Grand River Hospital.

Cremation has taken place.

Donna's family will receive relatives and friends for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm at WESTMOUNT FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, (519-743-8900).

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences at westmountfuneralchapel.com.



FLYNN, Alphonsus Gerrard Flynn - Obituary | Print |

FLYNN, Alphonsus Gerrard -

Peacefully, at Hospice Wellington, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 62 years. 

Beloved husband of the late Linda (Szabo) Flynn (2010). 

Loving father of Andrew and his wife Megan of Cambridge. Proud grandpa of Ashton and Lawson. Dear brother of  Patsy LeClair (Marc), Sheila Flynn (Randy Marinangeli), Jim Flynn (Charlene) and Andrew Flynn (Jackie). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.   

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements out of Guelph.            

Memorial contributions to the Hospice Wellington would be appreciated.


HAYES, David 'Doc' Hayes - Obituary | Print |

HAYES, David 'Doc' - "Express Condolences"

Hayes_DavidApril 28, 1955 - August 23, 2014

Was called away peacefully on Saturday August 23 at Lisaard House, Cambridge on Saturday August 23, 2014 at 59 years young.

Loving father of Autumn Hayes and Brooklyn Hayes, Partner in life Sheri Hayes.

Son of Howard Emerson Hayes and Jean Francis Braxton.

Remembered dearly by his siblings Howard Marvin Hayes, Darlene Louise Hayes, Shawn Nadine Gardener, Alma Turner and predeceased by Sharon Faye Hayes.

Deeply missed by his extended family Syd Nolan and Sheila Klassen, Scott Rosebrugh and Sarah Rosebrugh.

Devoted and caring animal lover and caregiver to all his furry, feathered and sometimes scaly babies.

Deeply missed by many of his fans, friends, extended family and partners in crime who are all too numerous to mention but are sincerely included.

David's Celebration of Life will take place at Riverside Park Cambridge at the Gazebo by the Skate Park on Thursday August 28th 2-7pm.

Please come and bring your smiles and happy memories.

Our mother once asked David if he had any clean jokes he could tell his little sisters and David came up with…
"…a white dog fell in the mud – whaaaaaat? That's the cleanest joke I know" …David Brian Hayes.



HUNT, Vera Ida (Riehl) Hunt - Obituary | Print |

HUNT, Vera Ida (Riehl) -

Hunt_VeraAt age 90, passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor surrounded by her loving family on Monday August 25, 2014. Born into a family of twelve to the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Wettlaufer) Riehl of Gads Hill.

Beloved wife of the late Edwin (Ted) Hunt who predeceased her on November 25, 2008.

Loving mother of Ray (Peggy) Hunt and Sheryl Hunt. Gramma will be missed by Scott (LeeAnne) Hunt, Tricia Hunt and Tyler (Annalisa) Hunt. Great-Gramma to Josh, Nathan and Samantha. Vera will be fondly remembered by her brother Irvin (Muriel) Riehl, sister Viola Satchell and sisters-in-law Erma Riehl, Kay Riehl and Marjorie Riehl. Vera is predeceased by three brothers and six sisters and their spouses as well as one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law and their spouses.

The Memorial Service will be held in Stratford, on Friday October 3rd.

As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church, Alzheimer Society of Ontario or the charity of one's choice .


KURTZ, Paul Kurtz - Obituary | Print |

KURTZ, Paul -

Kurtz_PaulPassed away on August 25, 2014 at the Guelph General Hospital in his 77th year.

Loving husband to Joan for 22 years and predeceased by his first wife Betty-Ann to whom he was married to for 25 years. Loving and caring father to Darryl (Michele) and Craig (Kate). Wonderful Grandpa to Judy, Stefanie, Erika, and Alison. Predeceased by his parents Paul and Margaret Kurtz as well as his brother David. He will be greatly missed by his loving sisters-in-law Judy and Pat, and his brother-in-law Dave Zwaniga. He will also be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. David Hood and the nursing staff at the Guelph General Hospital for the wonderful care of Paul and to Paul’s friend Joe for the much appreciated help over the years. 

Funeral mass to be celebrated at St. Boniface Church, 1394 Maryhill Rd., Maryhill, on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to New Hope Animal Rescue, the Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Foundation, or to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


LOCKETT, Allan Frederick 'Al' Lockett - Obituary | Print |

LOCKETT, Allan Frederick 'Al' -

Passed away peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 60.

Beloved husband of Susan (nee Craven) for 40 years.

Loving son of the late Victor and Audrey Lockett. Dear brother of Victor (Jane), Morris (Marie), Barbara, Adele (Brian), Dorothy (Rob) and the late David and William. Uncle Al will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held in Kitchener, on Saturday, August 30th.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to London Health Science Centre would be appreciated by the family.


NICKEL, Mary Gertrude Nickel - Obituary | Print |

NICKEL, Mary Gertrude -

Nickel_MaryAt Grand River Hospital on Monday, August 25, 2014 in the loving arms of family, in her 92nd year.

Mary was predeceased by her husband and lifelong partner of 57 years, Howard Nickel.

She is survived by daughters Ann Smith (Jerry) of Sarasota, Florida, Wilma Metcalfe of
Oshawa, Marilyn Featherstone of Kitchener, son-in-law Jerry Hundt, and sister-in-law Kay Hofstetter. Mary is also survived and will be sadly missed by loving grandchildren Stephen, Randy and Jodie Smith; Rick and Rob Metcalfe; Lesley (Horton) Wiseman and Becky (Horton) Hay; Stephanie and Mark Featherstone and step-grandchildren Jennifer, Renee and Amanda (nee) Hundt. Mary will be remembered and missed by her many great- grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and by her loving nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by daughter Edna Hundt in 2007, parents Ernest and Mary McCullough, brother Bert, and sister Jean McNeil.

Mary was a member of the United Church Women and a Charter Member of Parkminster United Church.

The Funeral Service will take place at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St. E., Waterloo on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. Interment following in Breslau.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in Mary's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or Parkminster United Church.


POCZATEK, Kazimiera 'Katie' Poczatek - Obituary | Print |

POCZATEK, Kazimiera 'Katie' -

Poczatek_KazimieraPeacefully passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Heritage House, St. Jacobs, at the age of 90 years.

Katie Poczatek, formerly of Elmira, was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Poczatek (1980) and dear mother of the late Stan Poczatek (1995).

Katie and Stanley emigrated from Poland and built their bungalow in Elmira where Katie lived until 2008. She was a faithful member of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church and the C.W.L. Katie was a loving friend to the late Bernard (2014) and Mary (2003) Dietrich and their family.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Church, 19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment in Kitchener.

In Katie’s memory, donations to St. Teresa’s R.C. Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


SCHOTT, Harley Abraham Schott - Obituary | Print |

SCHOTT, Harley Abraham -

Schott_HarleyPassed away peacefully at Freeport Health Centre on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Merlyn for 53 years.

Loving father of Mark and his wife Theresa, Jeffrey and his wife Krista. Cherished grandpa of Emilie and Matthew. He will be missed by Donald (Carol), Willard (Millie), Dianne Brohman (Gerald) and Sandra. He will also be missed as a loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his brother and sister-in-laws Donald and Helen Yenssen, Henry and Geraldine Koehler, Brenda Yenssen and Bill Yenssen. Predeceased by his daughter Jennifer in infancy, his parents Edward and Clara Belle (nee Zimmerman) Schott and step-mother Alice (nee Heinrich). Also by Ervin and Gladys Schott, Howard and Beatrice Schott, Clifford and Verna Schott, Hilda and Andrew Jansen, Eva and Walter Heimpel and Shirley and John Heipel.

Harley was a faithful member of St. Paul’s in Erbsville.

The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 796 Erbsville Rd., Waterloo on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Olaf Poulsen officiating. Interment will follow.

Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Erbsville, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Parkinson’s Society.


SEKULIN, Helen Barbara (Mitchell) Sekulin - Obituary | Print |

SEKULIN, Helen Barbara (nee Mitchell) –    "Express Condolences"

Sekulin_HelenJanuary 5, 1933 - August 22, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Nithview Home in New Hamburg on Friday, August 22, 2014, at 81 years of age.

Loving wife of 62 years to the late Albert (Joe) Sekulin who passed away just over 10 months ago on October 9, 2013. Dear mother of Mark and wife Marilyn of Newmarket and Greg and wife Veronica of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Cameron, Spencer, Mackenzie, Taffin, Madison and Samm ,whom she loved and adored. Also deeply missed by her sister Marion (Robert) Voigt of Waterloo who provided her love and support throughout her life.

A valued employee of Wilfrid Laurier University, Helen gave unselfishly to others, expecting nothing in return. She loved and supported her family in good times and challenging times, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and neighbours in Waterloo. Helen was a member of St. Agnes and St. Louis RC Parishes and a proud contributor to the Catholic Women's League (CWL). She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Nithview Home for providing compassionate care for Helen and support for the family, especially during Helen's final days
in palliative care. The family would also like to thank Helen's former neighbors on Margaret Avenue and Washington St. for their support, kindness and compassion during the past few years.

Helen's family will receive relatives and friends at the RATZ-BECHTEL FUNERAL HOME, 621 King St. West, Kitchener on Thursday, August 28 from 12:30pm -2:00pm, followed by a memorial service conducted by Father Phil Reilly, C.R. Interment to immediately follow at Parkview Cemetery in Waterloo.

Cremation has already occurred.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Nithview Community, New Hamburg, or a charity of your choice and can be arranged through the funeral home at (519)745-9495.



STRUCK, Margaret 'Olive' Alison Gillespie (Russell) Struck - Obituary | Print |

STRUCK, Margaret 'Olive' Alison Gillespie (nee Russell) -   "Express Condolences"

Struck_MargaretOctober 25th, 1922 – August 25th, 2014

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Olive.

She leaves behind her son John of Southern Pines NC, his partner Kathleen Waddell and stepsons Christopher and Alexander; daughter Lesley of Cambridge, Ontario; the great joys of her life her granddaughter Jenny and her husband Kevin Watson and her great grandson Ander Delmar Watson. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Josephine Struck of Cambridge and her nephews and nieces Paul Struck(Jo Ann), Pat Struck (Linda), Sandra Kinzel, Richard Kinzel, Bill Kinzel, Ken Gingrich, Jerry Gingrich, Mike Gingrich, Paul Gingrich, David Russell, Brenda Russell, Richard Russell and Robert Russell. Also dear friend and former daughter-in-law Margaret Struck and her partner Lorne. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Isabella Russell of Edinburgh, Scotland. She was predeceased by her husband Delmar; brother George and his wife Lee; brother Billy; her Struck family brothers and sisters-in-law who welcomed her with open arms to Canada in 1948 – George Struck (Fran), Doris Dubeck (Joe), Miriam Kinzel "Babb" (Len), Bill (survived by Josephine), Alice Pelic (Henry), nephew Eddie and Del's mother Idella Mae.

Mom was blessed with many dear friends. Thank you to the Thomas Family Terry, Dianne, Samantha, Libby and Robert who kept a watchful eye. Her longtime friends of over 60 plus years Jeanette Chippendale and Jean Brett who visited her monthly at St. Andrew's Terrace, Irene Gray, Carol Mertens and Loretta Alonzo.
Mom was a very proud War Bride. She loved Canada and even learned to appreciate Baseball and Hockey. She really had no choice in our house.

She brought her love of guiding to Canada and was the Girl Guide Captain at St. Giles Presbyterian Church for many years. It was a given that each year she would teach all the Scottish Country Dances to the attendees of the Regimental Ball for the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada at the Galt Armory. The regiment was a big part of mom and dad's life and she cherished all the friends she made there.

She loved a good cause and took action. She was not content to sit by. She called her local MP and MPP, wrote letters and etc to the powers that be when she felt there was an injustice. She was a very successful Avon Rep and then manager, being named one of the top ten managers in Canada. She took pen to hand and wrote the Russell family history. We are so lucky to have this especially as all would have been lost with the onset of Alzheimer's.

The last few years have been difficult as Alzheimer's disease stole her away bit by bit. But she had already given us the best gifts through the legacy of how she lived her life with unconditional love, kindness, honesty, positivity, joy and always remembering to help and give to others less fortunate. We have been so lucky to have this most special woman in our lives.

There are not enough words to express our gratitude to the caregivers of St. Andrew's Terrace. Thank you to all for your care and support over the last 7 years but especially those very special caregivers of Elm Trail.

Cremation has taken place as per her wishes. Interment will take place in New Dundee Cemetery where the Scottish War Bride will again be reunited with her Canadian Soldier.

A Celebration of her life will take place at a later date and will be announced in the Record and Cambridge Times.

If so desired, donations in her memory would be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Society or the Life Enrichment Department at St. Andrew's Terrace or a charity of your choice.



WAGNER, Brian Michael Wagner - Obituary | Print |

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Wagner_BrianMarch 11, 1964 - August 23, 2014

Passed away suddenly on Saturday August 23, 2014.

oving father of Michael and Nickolas.

Fondly remembered by Anita.

Dear brother of Carol (Bob) and Darlene (Norm).

Dearly missed by Sedona, Klarissa, Reese, Owen, Ella, and Jeff ; brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws and many many dear friends.

If you so desire donations to the CMH( Canadian Mental Health Association ) would be appreciated.

Brian was humorously forgetful to the point he lost his car having forgotten he drove to Timmies and thought his car was stolen. He could never keep track of Nickolas at the arena.

His friends would always be asking " Brian! Where is Nick?"

These are memories and many more that will never be forgotten by his proud sons, family and many friends.



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DWYER, Elisabeth -

Dwyer_ElisabethIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elisabeth Maria Dwyer, née de Jong, at Kensington Gardens, Toronto, on August 24, 2014. Better known to friends and family as Betty, she was born in Sint Nicolaasga, Friesland, Holland.

A registered nurse, Betty worked both in Holland and at Stratford General Hospital for many years. She came to Canada in 1952, where she met her husband, William Henry Dwyer. They were married in 1954 and lived at Lot 3, Concession 8, Logan Township. Betty moved to Stratford in 1984 and was active with Stratford and Area World Aid (SAWA), St. Joseph Parish Catholic Women's League and Meals on Wheels. She was also a member of the Stratford Y, enjoying swimming and aquafit classes there until the age of 92.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, her parents Pieter de Jong and Aukje Galama de Jong, and all of her 12 siblings. She leaves behind 3 children, Michael (Julie Mah) of Ottawa, Augusta (Victor Luis Porter) and Mary (Reginald Beatty) of Toronto, as well as two grandchildren William and Laura Dwyer.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Kinkora on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Clare Coleman - Celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements out of Stratford. 

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Pueblito Canada.


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