Bowman RuthBOWMAN, Ruth  -  Passed away with family by her side on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the age of 93. 

She was a loving, kind, and family-oriented woman. Ruth loved the beautiful sight and smell of flowers, and enjoyed many blissful days working in her garden. 

She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters Gail (Tony) and Cheryl; sister Marlene (Gord); granddaughter Stacey; great-granddaughter Mariah; and many nieces and nephews. 

Ruth was predeceased by her husband Valtin in 2009, and her brothers Ted, Art, Norm, and Reub, who was her twin. 


STEPHENSON, William John  -   Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the age of 66 years. 

Resting at Corbett funeral home, Cambridge on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. 
Funeral Service will follow from the chapel of the funeral home at 2:00pm.





BILODEAU, Normand  -  Peacefully, passed away at Hospice Wellington, Guelph on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the age of 78 years.

Beloved husband of Lauraine Bilodeau. Dear father of Suzanne Pardy (Gerald), Denise Bilodeau, Louise Bilodeau, Maurice Bilodeau (Monica) and Michelle Fishman (Igor). Loving grandfather of Michelle (Aaron), Matthew Pardy, Johnny, Richard, Abigail Ferguson, Phillip, Alexandra, Stephen, Nicholas, Isaac, Anestasia, Joshua Bilodeau, Emily, Zachary, Natasha, Rachel Fishman and two great grandchildren Marques and Adelaide Dutra.

Survived by his brothers Andre and Jean-Yves and his sister Pierette. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Gilberte Bilodeau.


McPHAIL, Lionel  -  Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday July 20, 2017 at the age of 73. 

He leaves his wife of 50 years, Janet (Hornick) McPhail; his son, Chris and his wife, JoAnne; his daughter, Dawn and her husband Tyler Lessard; six much loved and cherished grandchildren; Ben, Callan, Amelie, Alec, William and Juliette.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Windsor Ontario, the son of Stewart and Annabelle McPhail, he relocated to Waterloo with his young family in the 1970s.


SINGH, Dr. Kirtan  -  Kitchener – Known to most as 'Darji', 98, died Thursday July 20, 2017 comfortably in his home.

He leaves his wife of 72 years, Jogindar Kaur ('Mummiji'); his son Bhuminder Singh and his wife, Jagdeep Kaur; his son Gurinder Singh and his wife, Harpinder Kaur; his daughter Satinder Kaur and her husband Manbir Singh; his grandchildren Birin Singh/Arti Panday, Berneet Kaur, Jotan Foster/Kenny Foster, Jakeet Singh, Virtaj Singh/Sarah Sullivan, Hena Singh, Jyotpal Singh and Jasmyne Jagpal; and his great grandchildren Nalini Singh, Nilesh Singh, Nishant Singh and Maya Singh.

Born on June 14, 1919 in the District Jhelum of Punjab (now Pakistan), Darji studied in Lahore, Bangalore and the United States.  He obtained his PhD in 1966 from Pennsylvania State University.  He served as a professor of Mathematics for almost 40 years – first at Khalsa College in Bombay and later at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


BRANSTON, Floyd  -  On Thursday, July 20, Floyd Branston passed away peacefully in his 80th year, following a prolonged period of complicated health issues. He was surrounded by family and friends during his final days at Freeport Hospital.

Floyd was a loving and devoted husband to Carmel (nee Lowry) for 21 years, a loving father to daughters Robin (Stacy) and Melodie (O’Connell) and son-in-law Daniel O’Connell. He was a loving stepfather to Sarah and Yvan Rodrigues and Kyle and Kristin Bunte.

It was a great joy for Floyd to be Grampa to Daniel, Marley, Mikayla, and Dylan O’Connell and to Brooklyn, Annabelle, and Abbigail Bunte.


FAIR, Ivan Stuart  -  Of Arthur passed away peacefully at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in his 88th year. 

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Fair (nee McTavish 2012). 

Dear father of Ken and Brenda Fair of Arthur. Cherished gramps of Leanna and Tom Kelly, Laura and Phil Wassink, Rebecca and Benjamin Emery and Heather and Trevor Wilkinson. Much loved grandpa great of Allison, Rebecca, Kent, Dean, Miriam, William and Wade Kelly; Kate, Jack, Lance and Heidi Wassink; Estella, William and Levi Emery; Hilary, Alanna, Natalie and Daniella Wilkinson.


Schwartzentruber NyleSCHWARTZENTRUBER, Nyle  -  After a full life, Nyle passed away peacefully at Grand River Freeport Hospital on Thursday July 20, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Jean (Jackson) for 67 years, loving father of Brenda Thom and her husband Bob, proud papa of Lana Thom and fiancé Dave Bartlett and Chris Thom and his wife Deb.

Nyle was born in Baden the 3rd oldest of 14 children of the late Simon and Laura (Jutzi) Schwartzentruber.

He is survived by his brother; Wayne (Debbie) of London; and his sisters Leona Lichty of Monetville; Reta (Vern) Baker of Meaford; Ruth (Bob) Boettger of Kitchener; Arlene (Greg) Naumann of Baden; sisters in-law Noella of Sudbury; Janet of Vancouver, Pauline of Heidelberg, brother in-law Warden Jackson of Manitoba; and many nieces and nephews and their families.


Silver MargaritaSILVER, Margarita Mary 'Marg'  -  We celebrate the life of Marg Silver, who was born June 12, 1923 in Russia and passed away July 20, 2017 in Stratford, Ontario following a wonderful life of 94 years.

Daughter of the late Jacob and Maria Hoemsen (nee Heidebrecht), she is survived by brother Hugo and sister Betty. Predeceased by sister Kay and brothers Peter and Verner.

Mother to Kevin (Jane Homan), Joan, Robert (Jane Buss) and Mark (Julie Cammissa). Grandmother to Shane, Colleen, Ginette, Dominic, Oriah, Philip, Judy and Courtney. Great grandmother (Oma) to Kailin, Lexie, Cassie, Ethan, Dillon, Amy, Vanessa, Caitlin and Abigail. Great great grandmother to Charlotte.


Hunter ElsieHUNTER, Elsie  -  Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in her 97th year.

Beloved wife of the late James Hunter (2002).  

Predeceased by siblings Lillian Campagnolo (2008) and Eleanor Botter (2013), her parents William and Lily Hilton and her nephew Don Campagnolo. Elsie is survived by her many nieces and nephews.


Gress DeniseGRESS, Denise Linda  -  Passed on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, at the age of 59.

Survived by her father Bruce Gress Sr. and her brother Bruce Gress Jr. Predeceased by her mother Dolores and her brother Brad.

Also survived by her cousins Rych Mills of Kitchener and Lori Mills of Victoria, B.C.

Special friend to Pauline of Kitchener.


Peltz GregPELTZ, Greg  -  Peacefully at his farm on Thursday July 20, 2017 age 58 years. 

Beloved son of Geraldine and the late Murray Peltz (July 3, 2010).

Cherished by his sister Julie Peltz, her husband Duncan Stewart and nieces Claire and Fiona Stewart.

He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends as well as his constant companion 'Titan'.


MARDIAN, Marcus  -  Passed away, surrounded by his family, at Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the age of 48 years. 

Beloved husband of Laura Hutchings. Dearly remembered by his daughters Miranda and Monica, and their mother Tracy Grenier. 

Loved son of John and Else Mardian. Dear brother of Ralph, Jorg, Frank, Michael, and Christine. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. 


Haynes JohnHAYNES, John  -  Passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017 at Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton. He was born in Brampton on August 29, 1931, son of the late Viola (Bailey) and Jason Haynes.

John was predeceased by his wife Darlene in 2015.

Loving father of Lynnette (Wayne) McLeod, Wendy Ladd, Sheree Vollmer (Paul Sterkenburg), David (Elaine) Vollmer, Larry (Janice) Vollmer and Ben Haynes (Cassandra Frampton). Dear grandfather of Karen McLeod (Garett Bessey), Kevin McLeod, Kyle (Jennifer) McLeod, Erin and Craig Vollmer and Dylan Haynes. Proud great-grandfather of Sydney, Kolby and Kohen McLeod and Declan and Emma Bessey.


Moffat MarjorieMOFFAT, Marjorie Helen  -  Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the age of 73. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on April 18, 1944.

Beloved wife of Al. Loving mother of Erin (Chris). 

Loving sister of Dan Braun (Donna), Rick Braun (Diane), Beverley Stanley, and Terry Steffan (Randy). Marjorie will also be sadly missed by her nephews Scott, Kevin, Evan, Ben, Paul, Christian and David.


MARTIN, Oscar M.  -  Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the age of 89 years.

Oscar Martin was the beloved husband of Seleda Martin for 62 years.

Dear father of Carol and Cleon Bauman of Elmira, Leroy and Loretta of Elmira, Grace and Elverne Martin of West Montrose, Larry and Sharon of Glen Allan, Arlene and Daryl Shantz of Elora, Fern and Murray Martin of Drayton, Richard and Lesa of Elmira, Lucille and Darcy Diefenbacher of Arthur, Lyle and RuthAnn of Moorefield, and Glen and Bernice of Drayton. Grandfather of 47 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.


PIOVESAN, Adele (Dolly)  -  It is with heavy hearts we announce that Adele (Dolly) Piovesan passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017 after her long and arduous journey.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Odoen (2003).

She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Donna Piovesan and Diane Miron; her sister Teena Keating; son-in-law Brad Miron, and grandchildren Perry Miron, Paige Miron, and Stefan Murga, as well as other family and friends.


DOBBEN, Jean (Reinders)  -  Of Moorefield went home to be with her Lord surrounded by the love of her family at the Royal Terrace Nursing Home, Palmerston on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of Lukas Dobben for 61 years. 

Loving mother of Lukas John and Patrica Dobben of R.R. #1 Moorefield and Elizabeth and Jim Walter of R.R. # 1 Palmerston. Cherished grandmother of Scott and Lindsey Dobben of Oshawa, Sasha and Hugh Shannon of R.R. # 3 Listowel and the late Michael Dobben in infancy; Bob and Jenn Walter of R.R. # 2 Moorefield and Katrina and Greg Schnieders R.R. # 2 Arthur. Great grandmother of Austin, Hailey, Madison, Milliscent and Magnolia.


CRAIG, Honor Shona (Rogers)  -  Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19th, 2017 at her home with her dog Leonard at the age of 67.

Predeceased by her husband Matthew (2006). Loving mother of Matthew Craig (Leanne). Proud Grandma to Matthew and Rhya.

Survived by her sister Carol in Scotland. She will also be missed by her childhood friend, Frances.


Correia ArgemiroCORREIA, Argemiro  -  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of family on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Innisfree House at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of Nicolina for 48 years.

Loving father of Fernando (Susana), Cristina Bacchus (Zaheed) and Lucia Moniz (Pedro). Vavo to Brittney, Sarah, Ryan, Sofia, Cassandra and Kyle.

Dear brother of Fernando de Melo (the late Louisa) and Antonio de Melo (the late Aparecida). Predeceased by his sister Odete de Correia Vieira.


Ertel DouglasERTEL, Douglas 'Doug' James  -  Taking my heart with him, Douglas James Ertel, passed away July 18, 2017, in his 70th year, at home surrounded by family. 

He was the best friend and much adored husband of Regina (Gebauer) Ertel for 47 years. 

Ever loved father to Robbie (Tammy) and Randy (Cory) and his adoring dogs, Winnie and Chewie. Treasured Poppi to Kai & Damien. 

Loving brother to Ruth Arsenault and Joyce (Bill) Lichty. Loved by his brother-in-law Peter (Linda) Gebauer.  Loving uncle to Trevor, Stacy, Tracy, Jason, Todd and Sean.


Stuetz AdeleSTUETZ, Adele (Koenig)  -  Passed away peacefully with her son and daughter by her side on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Innisfree House at the age of 92. 

Beloved wife of the late Manfred Stuetz (1981). 

Loving mother of Harry Stuetz (Debbie) and Jeanette Buckingham (Ron). Special Oma to Lindsey, Sarah, Hallie, Christina, Lisa and Adam. Proud and Great Oma to Caden, Keian, Max, Emma and Reid.

Oma's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.


Warren JodyWARREN, Jody Lynn (Habermehl)  -  Passed away suddenly at home due to a cardiac arrest on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the age of 52.

High school sweetheart and beloved wife of 29 years to Marty Warren. Loving mother 'BEAR' to Brett and Kelly.

Cherished daughter and best friend of Donna and the late James Habermehl and daughter-in-law of Carol and the late Buster Warren. Dear sister of Terence Habermehl (Tina), Deb Derbecker, and Tracy Lee Warren. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, Samantha (Kyle), Jessica (Caleb), Brittany (Shawn), Zachary (Megan), Holly, Mitchell (Saxon) and Rae; great-nieces and nephews, LilliLynn, RosiLynn, Warren and Delia. She will be missed by her furry friends, Magic and Shilo.


Bardwell GeorgeBARDWELL, George John  -  With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce that George Bardwell passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the age of 74, surrounded by the love of his family. 

He will be forever remembered by his loving wife of 54 years and his very best friend, Susan (nee Shantz); cherished by his daughter Dana (Keith) Abbott, son Marc Bardwell (David Bitonti), daughter Leslie (Roger) Gough; grandchildren Samantha and Sarah Abbott, Jacob and Noah Bardwell, Hayden and Paige Cameron, and Ethan and Drew Gough; and dearly missed by his sisters Beverly Folliott of Waterloo, and Bonnie (Bob) Dechene of St. Albert, Alberta. 

George was predeceased by his parents Horace and Verda Bardwell, and his mother- and father-in-law Olive Mannion and Howard Shantz. 


McPHERSON, Irene  -  Peacefully passed away at Maple Villa, Burlington on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the age of 76 years.

Beloved wife of Thomas Fraser. Dear mother of Brenda Coleman, Barbara Robinson (Darryl), Donna Miller (Tom) and Carol McPherson. Loving Nana and Grandma to Alan, Melissa, Daniel, David, Meghan, Ryan, Tyler, Derrick and Duane and to great grandchildren Tommy, Sydney, Evan, Nolan, Hudson and Ryder.

Survived by her siblings Betty Griffin and Janet Singer.


CRESSMAN, Erma May  -  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener six months after enjoying her 100th birthday celebrations in January. 

Lovingly remembered by her son David, his wife Anita and daughter Diane, her three grandsons Jeff (Cindy), James (Rachel) and Jon (Fiona). She cherished her 5 great-grandchildren Nadine, Ellie, Zayden, Xavier and Suri Cressman. Survived by her sisters Irene Weber, Doris Stevanus, and Ruth Shantz.

Predeceased by her husband Fred (2002), her brother Edward Dedels and sister Thelma Randall.