Wightman LeonardWIGHTMAN, Leonard Benjamin  -  At Palmerston & District Hospital on Saturday, November 25, 2017, Leonard Benjamin Wightman of Palmerston, in his 85th year. 

Husband of the late Ruth M. (Miller) Wightman.

Father of David Wightman of Palmerston, Duane and Denise Wightman of Drayton, Dale and Sarah Wightman of Denver, Colorado, Joy and Tony Disanto of Mississauga, and Karen Wightman of Toronto.


Harris JoyceHARRIS, Joyce Kathleen  -  At age 95, of Stratford passed away peacefully on Saturday November 25, 2017 at the Ritz Lutheran Villa in Mitchell.

Cherished wife of the late Eugene 'Bud' Harris (1983).

Survived by her children Paul Harris and his wife Kathy of Stratford and their children Tracy Ballantyne (Jason) and Matthew Harris (Tracey Mitchell); Mark Harris and his wife Ruth of Owen Sound and their children James (Melissa), Adrienne (Joel) and Andrew Harris. Missed by her great-grandchildren Cameron, Owen, Shema, Noam, Ellie and Frances. 


Giffin DorothyGIFFIN, Dorothy May  -  At age 97, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge on Saturday November 25, 2017.

Cherished wife of the late Gord Fleischman (1979) and the late John Giffin (2002).

Loving mother of Donna Hill of Sarnia. Dear grandmother of Cathy Passingham (Neil), Susan Vroom, and John Bloomfield and great grandmother of Dylan Vroom.

Also survived by her sister Grace Mecredy. Dorothy will be missed by several nieces and nephews.


Bartholomew JohnBARTHOLOMEW, John (Jack) Clayton  -  It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Jack Bartholomew, who died peacefully, surrounded by his family on November 25, 2017. 

Jack was cherished by his wife of 49 years, Jean, and his children Bradley (Cristina) Bartholomew, James (Heather) Bartholomew and Melissa (Nathan) Roth. He was the proud Poppa of Evan, Bella & Kayla.

Jack is also survived by his sisters Delores (Wayne) Thaler and Shirley Nanson, as well as his brother Bill (Joan) Bartholomew.  He will also be greatly missed by his Wilson family 'siblings' and his many nieces and nephews. 


Blasco CodyBLASCO, Cody Myles  -  Passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the age of 27.

Beloved son of Mark and Cindy Blasco.
Dear brother of Tanner Blasco. Dear grandson of Shirley Stoesser (the late Ron).

Cody will be missed and remembered by his aunts and uncles Martina Campbell (Sid), Dan Blasco (Samira), John Blasco and Dan Stoesser (Tracey) and cousins Nick Borda and Amanda Davidson (Jay) and Jeff and Josh Stoesser (Britt). He also be missed by his great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

Predeceased his grandparents Mario and Ivanka Blasco.


Flood DianneFLOOD, Dianne Marie (Karges)  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dianne Marie Flood (nee Karges) on Saturday, November 25, 2017 after a short and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 74. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her through these past few months.

Dianne was blessed with a large and loving family. Dianne was born to the late Rita and Jerome Karges, on August 28, 1943 in Kitchener and attended St. Mary's High School. She married Len Flood on August 19, 1967 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dianne and Len made a lifetime of memories in the KW region as members of St. Francis, St. Mark and Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Churches and as owners for many years of Len Flood Town and Country Furniture, Unique Traditions Imports and M&M Meat Shop - Erb Street Waterloo from 1990-2008. Dianne received KW's Retailer of the Year in 1999 for outstanding customer service. Many of her customers and employees became lifelong friends of the family.


Mawson PhyllisMAWSON, Phyllis Anne  -  Surrounded by family, she passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital at the age of 66.

Wife and best friend to Ernie. Mother of Jackie, Indigo, Jill, Sam, Katie. Stepmother to David, John, Daniel, and Thomas. Proud grandmother of Liam, Nathan, Lyla, Damian, and Baby Reaume.

Sister to Pat, Eunice, Nancy, Brenda, Heather, Steve, and Scott.


Kim WonKIM, Won Ho  -  Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at London University Hospital at the age of 62.

Beloved husband of Jae Hee. Loving Dad to Robin & Luke.

Cherished Brother to  Erin, Don, Kevin and Karen Kim.

Won-Ho's family will receive relatives and friends from 5 - 6 p.m. on Tuesday November 28th at the Henry Walser funeral home, Kitchener, with a a service happening in the Funeral Home Chapel at 6 p.m. followed by a Reception.


Viani GiuseppeVIANI, Giuseppe Giovanni Viani  -  At age 88 of Stratford passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on November 25, 2017. Born in Lucca, Italy, son of the late Silvio and Adelina Viani.

Beloved husband for 65 years of Silvana (Viani).

Loving father of Giuliano Viani and wife Josie of Stratford, Claudia Viani and husband Douglas Beveridge of London and Monica Viani and husband Mitchell Lauzon of Stratford. Proud grandfather to Kennedy Hall and wife Brittany, Morgan Hall and fiancé Richie and Giuliana Viani. Proud great-grandfather to Titus and Shiloh Hall.


Taylor BettyTAYLOR, Betty (Sanderson)  -  A warm and gentle soul died on November 25, 2017. Betty (Sanderson) Taylor, age 93 lived all of her life in Stratford.

She spent her youth dancing at the Blue Moon, bike riding, swimming in the Avon and enjoyed the simple pleasures of small town life. After the war she married our dad Ernie Taylor (deceased 1995) and devoted her life to being 'the best mom ever' to her 8 children; Karen Gastmeier (Bill), Lynda Rankin (Dave), Barb Hills (Martin), Brian Taylor (Inge), Ellen Mathie (Jim), Ruth Sickinger (Wolf), Ross Taylor (Geri), April Taylor (Edward) and family friend Philip Yielding.

Betty is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren as well as other relatives and friends.


Farkas CharlesFARKAS, Charles 'Charlie'  -  Passed away at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the age of 78.

Charlie is survived by his sister Helen, his sons James, Robert and Charles and their spouses. He is also survived by his daughter Regina and his grandchildren Christine, Jessica, Blake, Samuel, and Hannah.

Predeceased by his parents, his three brothers, one sister, and his wife Anna Farkas.


Barlow WilliamBARLOW, William Haywood  -  (lovingly known as BJ or Bill) was born on May 7, 1950 to his loving parents Doris and the late Jack (JB) Barlow. It is with the greatest of sorrow that we announce to the world that our Patriarch of three families has passed into Heaven on November 25, 2017. He was our messenger of immeasurable love on earth.

BJ was the adored and cherished husband of Alanna Barlow (Bug).

A dearly loved dad to Kyle (Aleisha) Barlow and Jason (Jessica) Barlow. A very precious papa to Benro, Landen, baby Winter, Acacia, Mercedes, Czarina, Jack and Eloise Barlow.


Eade JoyEADE, Joy  -  Was born into this world on April 20, 1921. She was the second child in a family with two brothers. When she was eight, her beloved father died and her widowed mother struggled and succeeded in providing for her family. Joy said she missed her father's hugs, for her mother didn't hug her. She was sent to Sunday School with her brothers where she probably memorized John 3:16,17.

As a young woman she married Bill Flewelling and had five children: Penny, Victoria, Marc, Randy and Richard. These were mostly tumultuous years for her, although her children have fond memories of their mother baking, brailling for CNIB and creating beautiful gardens where they could play, along with a backyard rink their father made.


GRAVELLE, George Hector  -  Peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the age of 77. 

Pre-deceased by his mother Rose Gravelle, father Rudolph Lepine and sister Francis. 

Beloved husband of Paulette (nee Talbot). Loving father of Nicole (Ken), Sylvie (Larry), Natalie and father-in-law to Vic Pavia. Cherished grandfather of Danielle, Jesse, Marissa and Milena. 


CRISPIN, Maxine G.  -  (BScN)  -  Of Guelph passed away peacefully at home on November 25, 2017 at age 90 surrounded by her loving family, friends and devoted caregivers of Arbour Trails.

Beloved of all who met her, she was an extraordinary wife to Edward, inspiring mother to Brian, Jane and Karen, affectionate mother-in-law to Andrew and Jim, delighted grandmother to Charles, Alexander, Emma and Isabella Jurczynski of London, UK and to Colin, Laura and Peter May of Vancouver BC, dear friend to many, teacher of Nursing and longtime associate Librarian at the Ontario Veterinary College. 

A memorial celebration will be held at Harcourt Church, 87 Dean Avenue Guelph N1G1L3 on Friday, January 5th at 1pm.


Hickson NicholasHICKSON, Nicholas Stephen  -  Passed peacefully in his sleep at Sunbeam Home, Kitchener, on Friday, November 24th, 2017 at the age of 23. 

Much loved son to Glenda Rutherford, and  Stephen Hickson (Kelly Bowden), Dear brother of Jaclyn Hickson. Cherished grandson of Joyce Rutherford (late Stewart), Marlene Hickson (late George) and Doug and Gwen Bowden.

Nicholas will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins whom loved him dearly. 

Special thanks to all the loving caregivers at Breckwood House, Sunbeam Centre.


Nagy KlaraNAGY, Klara (Schandl)  -  Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Freeport Hospital at the age of 90. 

Beloved wife of the late Michael (1990).

Loving mother of Klara Matjasec (Metod). Dear Mama to Susan Ferreira (William) Monica Moulton (Rodney) and Nancy Matjasec (Troy). Great-grandmother of Aliyah and Curtis Moulton.


HARKIES, Shirley Jean  -  With great sadness the family of Shirley Jean Harkies announce her passing at Guelph General Hospital on Friday, November 24, 2017, at age 87 years. 

She was the loving mother of Bonnie (Dave) McCuen, Bob and Bryan and mother-in-law of Debbie.  Shirley dearly loved her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband Bill (1982), by her son Bill (2010), by her daughter Barbara (2017) and Barbara’s husband Tony (2006) Camilleri. 

Shirley will be missed by her friends at 387 Waterloo Ave., who shared playing many games of bingo with her.


CHOMYNEC, Anna (nee Maryniak) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, November 24, 2017 at her residence, Nithview Community, New Hamburg at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Wasyl (Bill) Chomynec who predeceased her in 2011. 

Cherished mother to Donna and her husband David Zehr of Kitchener and Wendy and her husband Kenneth Brown of New Hamburg. Dearly missed by her grandchildren; Charmin and husband Dave, Stacy, Rachel and husband Brad and Sarah. Anna will be fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren; Jeremy, Madison, Daniel and Samuel.


Weatherston GuyWEATHERSTON, Guy Nelson  -  With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce that Guy Nelson Weatherston passed away on Friday, November 24th, 2017, at the age of 63.

Guy was a loving, funny, giving, and bodacious man who was so full of life. He was a wonderful friend to all who knew him; the kind of guy who was always up for anything. 

He will be deeply missed and forever loved by his wife, Cathy Weatherston. He will be dearly remembered by his sisters Dianne Weatherston and family, Gail Ortman and family, and Kathy Weatherston and family, his parents-in-law Joesph and Annette Lewin and family, and many more extended family members and friends.


Groller JohannesGROLLER, Johannes 'John' Martin  -  Passed away peacefully at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday November 24, 2017 at the age of 86. 

Predeceased by his loving and devoted wife Adele Groller (2014). 

Cherished father of Carmen Quigley (Brian) and Richard Groller (Gail). Wonderful and caring Opa of Madelaine and Adam Groller and Matthew Quigley. 


McLEAN, Vivian  - Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the age of 97.

Predeceased by her husband Alex, the true love of her life.


Pringle GordonPRINGLE, Gordon James  -  Passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, one month short of his 82nd birthday.

Sadly missed by his spouse of 34 years, Linda Laliberte and his daughter Kimberly Laliberte/Pfanner.

Father of Jamie Pringle, Deborah Langille, and Lorie Reid. Survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gordon will be laid to rest alongside his loving mother, Vera (1974) and father, Gordon (1997), at Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.


Neilly LillianNEILLY, Lillian  -  Passed away peacefully with family at her side at St. Mary’s Hospital November 24, 2017, age 85 years.

Predeceased by her husband John Neilly 38 years ago on November 12, 1979.

Mother of Ronald, Robert and Brenda (Gino). Loving Grandma to Marianne, Allan (Amanda), Shane, John (Kim), Amanda (Andrew), Shantel, and Cody. Loving Great Grandmother to Kyla, Amber, Lexie, Destiny, Phoneix, Brynnen, Ryland and Keegan.


Slemin KathrynSLEMIN, Kathryn (Kate)  -  Called home to the Lord on Nov 24th, 2017. Dearly loved youngest daughter of Joan Slemin and the late Richard Slemin.

Dear sister of Elaine Caldwell and her husband Jim Caldwell, and of Randy Slemin and his wife Teresa Tsang. Dear Aunt of Kelly Caldwell (Wil), Chris (Sarah), and Beth and Jeff Slemin.

Devoted mother of Heather Allison (née Barnes) and her husband, Father Philotheos Allison, and to Alex Barnes and his partner, Olivia Lampel. Kate was a beloved grandmother to Seraphina, Ian, and Elias Allison. She was a devoted cat mom to many feline friends, including Felix and Eevee.


Reid GraceREID, Grace Elnora  -  At Royal Terrace on Friday, November 24, 2017, Grace Elnora (Ludwig) Reid of Palmerston, in her 89th year. 

Wife of the late John Howard 'Jack' Reid (March 15, 2011) and mother of Don and Sue Reid of Bolton, Bob and Doddi Reid of Minto Township, and Jim and Cindy Reid of Linwood.

Remembered by her grandchildren Nikki and Steve Lobsinger of Minto Township, Julie and Dave Wilson of Kitchener, Courtney and Adam Dunn of Waterloo, Lyndy Reid and Jamie Schipper of Minto, Brett and Kelly Reid of Bolton, Ashley Reid and Steve Crane of Ottawa, Kyle Reid and Jessie Copper-Barnes of Orangeville, Jenny and Daynard MacMillan of Elmira, Chris and Jessie Reid  of Elmira, Katie and Chris Martin of Elmira and Lauri Reid of Linwood; and by her great-grandchildren  Reid and Mason Lobsinger, Isobel Reid, Zoey Crane, Alexandra Reid, Aston and Elise Wilson, Cohen Dunn, Hannah and Hudson MacMillan, and Lily and James Reid. Sister-in-law of Alex Reid and Alma Hargrave.