Rybicki HelmutRYBICKI, Helmut  -  Passed away at Luther Village, Waterloo on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Survived by his wife of 66 years, Anni, his four children Hans Rybicki of Harriston ON, Gary (Carol) Rybicki of Cambridge ON, Linda (Dieter) Turek of Ayr ON, Mike Rybicki of Cambridge as well as his nine grandchildren; Melanie, Dawn, Brandon, Melissa, Matthew, Krista, Daniel, Kurtis and Alex and five great grandchildren; Molly, Isaac, Riley, Joshua and Kaylee. 

Helmut was predeceased by his parents Paul and Else Rybicki, sister Inge Rohde all from Germany and his granddaughter, Tanya Kesner in 2016.


Malcho GeraldMALCHO, Gerald George   - Age 74, of Stratford passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Stratford General Hospital on November 23, 2017.  

Born in Stratford, March 2, 1943, son of the late George and Audrey (Hartwig) Malcho and step-father Edward Wilker.  

Beloved husband to Corrine (Rumig) for 48 years.


Rounds JeanROUNDS, Jean Marie (nee Kempthorne)  – passed away peacefully on Thursday November 23, 2017 at the People Care, Tavistock. 

Jean Rounds formerly of Drumbo in her 74th year.

Beloved wife of the late Jim Rounds who predeceased her January 4, 2004.  

Loving mother of David & Lori of Goderich, Doug of Innerkip and Bill & Kim of RR#1 Drumbo. 

Sadly missed by her grandchildren Zack & April, Allan & Maddy, Matthew, Austin, Marissa and Jamie. 


Bender LyleBENDER, Lyle G.  - of Listowel, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Edith (Benson) Bender who predeceased him on March 27, 2017.

Dear father of Sharon and John Ellison of R.R.#3, Listowel Ontario, and Marilyn and Sean Hawley of Haliburton, Ontario.

Grandfather (and great-grandfather) of David and Betty Ellison (Kaitlyn, Carson, Colton, Kenzie, and Kolby), Andrew 'Chuck' and Lisa Ellison (Ashton and Blake), Michael and Kayleen Ellison (Reese, Paige, and Emmett), Amanda Ellison, Nicole and Alex Hamilton (Cole), Wade Hawley, Lindsay Hawley, Hillary Hawley and fiancé Steven Bridge, Jillian Hawley, Victoria Hawley, and Rory Hawley.


Farkouh BettyFARKOUH, Betty Victoria (Salty)  -  Passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at her home at the age of 74.

Beloved wife of the late Fawzi (2001).

Loving Mother to Sandra (Marc) Italiano, Laila (Andrew) Stephenson, and Maureen Farkouh. Cherished Teta to Aidan, Kate, Sophia and Allison.

Dear sister to Sue, Alex, Lillian and Lina. She will also be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews.


Kaehler WalterKAEHLER, Walter Max  -  Passed away peacefully at home with his wife Joan by his side on November 19th after a lengthy illness at the age of 83.

Devoted husband and best friend of Joan (nee Hawthorn) for 56 years.

Dear father of Dan (Heidi), Richard, Linda Andaloro and Lisa Thacker (Greg). Cherished Grandpa/Papa of Sean & Ian Starchuk, Matthew (Melanie) & Nathan (Sydney) Andaloro, Jasmine Knox (Jaryd), Ryan, Garhett (Karen), Nadine Lalonde (Tom), Kahler and Karly Thacker. Great-Grandpa to Jude, Ivy and Adeline.


Thibodeau CrystalTHIBODEAU, Crystal Isabelle  -  Peacefully passed at Victoria Hospital, London, on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at the age of 68 years. 

Beloved wife of Murray Thibodeau for 52 years. 

Dear mother of Kirk, Craig and wife Sandi, Eric, and Garth. Loved grandmother of Adam, Carly, Sydney, Mathew, and Zachary. Dear sister-in-law of Richard Edwards. 

Predeceased by her parents Rolly and Hilda Shore and her sister Gloria Edwards. 


Elliott FrankELLIOTT, Frank 'Glenn'  -  It is with heavy hearts Al and Beth Jerome announce the sudden passing of a great friend and neighbor, Frank 'Glenn' Elliott. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Keller) Elliott, November 23, 1941 and passed away at his residence in Stratford on November 23, 2017.

Glenn was a highly esteemed member of the Stratford Festival Theater Props department for 36 seasons. Glenn served in the U.S. Air Force before finding his true calling as a visual artist. Graduating with a BFA from Sam Houston State University, he worked at the Alley Theatre in Houston before coming north in 1969 to build props at the Festival. In 1988, he was promoted to Senior Props Builder, the position he held until his retirement in 2007.


Veri FernandoVERI, Fernando (Freddy)  -  Owner of Freddy's Hairstyling for over 50 years  -  Freddy Veri, began his journey towards eternal life guided by the Light of Christ on Thursday, November 23, 2017 peacefully in his home with his family surrounding him with Love.

Freddy Veri, age 79 years, was the beloved husband of 51 years of Vicki (Aimola) Veri of Guelph.

He was the loving father of Roberto (Kelly) of Toronto, and Deanna Veri of Guelph. Freddy was the proud Nonno of Samuel, Anna, Rebecca, and Paolo Jr. Freddy was the much loved brother of Ernesto Veri (the late Elda), Eddie Veri and his wife Sonia, and the late Aldo (1946) and the late Angela (2016) (Carlo Marrocco).


Follings JackFOLLINGS, Jack David  -  Jack passed away at KW Health Center of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, comforted by the love of his family, on Thursday, November 23, at the age of 37 years.

Beloved son of Pat Brown (Tim) and Harry Follings (Bonnie); Cherished brother of Chris (Elizabeth) Follings, David Follings and Matthew Brown; step brother Sean Brown (Julie) and step-sister Julie Maxey; Dear uncle to Grace, William and Jacob; Emma and Owen; and Destri and Chave.

Sadly missed by his grandmother Ann Follings, uncles, aunts, cousins and a wide circle of friends.


Lloyd DerekLLOYD, Derek Thomas  -  It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Derek Lloyd. He passed away peacefully at Innisfree House on November 23, 2017 in his 77th year.

Survived by the mother of his children, Anne Lloyd (Webster). Loving and supportive farther to Louise Lloyd (Nam-Seob Mun) and Rebecca Gorman (Shawn). Grandad to Dylan, Morgan, Liam, and Brendan.

Predeceased by his parents, Edward and Emily May Lloyd of Abergele, North Wales.


SCHAAF, Jean Eleanor (nee Hahn)  -  Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, November 23, 2017.  Jean was born 77 years ago in Kurtsville and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Dorothy Hahn.

Jean will be missed by her former husband Ron Schaaf, as well as her new partner Daniel Somerville.  Cherished mother to Barry, Dale and his wife Tara and Valerie and her husband Kevin DuPree. Forever missed by her grandchildren; Morgan, Mackenna, Di’Auna, Aasia, Cajia and Brindisi. 

Survived by her brother Glen Hahn and his wife Pat. Godmother to Kristy Dryland (Dave). Predeceased by her nephew Trevor Hahn.


Kaufman GordenKAUFMAN, Gordon Cress  -  The family of Gord Kaufman sadly announces his death on November 23rd, 2017 in his 89th year.

Gord was the beloved husband of Ruth (Robertson) for more than 67 years. 

He will be remembered and missed by their children Judith Sangster, Don (Janet), David (Mary Beckett), Barbara Hernandez (Fred), Bruce (Sonia Tyhonchuk), and Robin (Patricia Mannard).


BOWMAN, Doris Ruth  -  Passed away peacefully with family at her side at the St. Mary's General Hospital on Thursday November 23, 2017. 

Beloved wife to Harold for 66 years. 

Loving mother to David (Bonnie Lee) Bowman, Ruth Anne (Roger) Bowman, Philip (Brenda) Bowman.  Devoted grandma to Jenny Lee, Lindsay, Tyler, Kelsey, Matthew, Michelle, Corey, Curtis, and Catrina.  Also fondly remembered by her 15 great grandchildren.


Mason ReginaldMASON, Reginald Ernest  -  (1928 - 2017)  -  Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Care Center in Guelph, Ontario on November 23, 2017.

With family by his side. Survived by his wife Eleanor Mason of 65 years. Father of Steven Mason (deceased) and Brenda, Sharon Quigley and David, David Mason and Terri. Grandfather to Sarah, Matthew, Jenifer and Taylor.

Reg lived a long and happy life. He was an engineer by trade which lead him to his many great accomplishments in life and business. He was a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a past Member of the Masonic Order. He owned and operated Donn Products Canada in Oakville Ontario.
His favorite pastimes were sailing in Lake Ontario and building and flying radio control airplanes. He will be sadly missed by all of his family, friends and business acquaints.


Joca TrajanJOCA, Trajan  -  Passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at Forest Heights Long Term Care at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Julijana.

Loving dad to Jonel and Ed (Darlene). Cherished Tajku to Christina. He will be missed by his nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Jonel and Siminica and siblings Aorelia and Aorice.


KUNTZ, Nancy Louise (nee Tone)  -  Passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at her home at the age of 69.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Kuntz of Formosa, Ontario.

Loving sister to Ken (Marg) Tone of Waterloo, Ontario, Tom (Norma) Tone of Vancouver, British Columbia, Jim (Laurie) Tone of Kitchener, Ontario, Maureen (Dave) Gerofsky of London, Ontario, and Christine (Dave) Diebold of Hanover, Ontario. She will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.


Becker GeorgeBEKER, George  - April 1, 1944 - November 22, 2017

Passed away family by his side on November 22, 2017 at 73 years of age.

Beloved husband of Ana.

Loving father of Georgeta (Michael) Srbu, Eugen (Debra) Beker.

Dear grandfather of Thomas Srbu & Natalie Srbu; Adam Beker & Sarah Beker.


Willows VernaWILLOWS, Verna Harriotte (nee Simpson)  - of Stratford, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 91.  

Born in Stratford on March 22, 1926, daughter of the late Robert Simpson and the former E. Louise Monteith.  

Beloved wife of the late Floyd Willows (1993).  Loved mother of Lynn Fraser (George Wood), Elaine Standeaven (Glen) and Gail Willows.  

Dear sister of Eileen Hosick and Lois Kipfer and sister-in-law of Marie Simpson, Donna Willows, Patricia Willows (Meade Stull) and Charleen Barfield (Howard).  


McMASTER, Thomas Farrel - WWII - Passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning of November 22, 2017 with loved ones at his side.

Tom was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He was a life long member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Hespeler, serving as well on the Board of Ellis Chapel.

Thomas faithfully served in WWII.

A gentleman farmer, Tom worked many years at Imperial Tobacco in Guelph but it was his volunteer work in the woodworking department at Jacob Hespeler High School that he enjoyed most in his retirement.


Englert MarieENGLERT, Marie  - Passed away peacefully with her son by her side on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Forest Heights LTC, Kitchener at the age of 91.

Survived by son Gerald Englert of Waterloo.

Predeceased by parents Frederick Dorscht and Olive Dorscht (Stockie), husband Robert; brothers Hubert and Gerald.

A Graveside service will be held at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo on Monday November 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Phil Reilly as Officiant.


Drost PatriciaDROST, Patricia  - On November 22, 2017, in the presence of her family, the Lord took to His heavenly home, our beloved mother and grandmother at the age of 72.

Beloved wife of the late Herman Drost (1996) and loving mother and grandmother of Betty and John Vanden Ende (Brianna & Jacky, Justin, Jonathan & Kacie) of Huntsville, Rob and Carolyn Drost (Brad, Kevin, Ashley) of Ayr, Dave Drost (Steve, Katelyn, Jaimie) of Kitchener, Donna and John Vandervelde (Lauren, Ryan, Jared) of Baden, and Carol and Peter Mellema (Kristin, Shannon, Julia) of Dunnville.

Patricia is lovingly remembered by her siblings Grace and Martin Duimering, John and Mary DeWeerd, Lucy and Dick Eigenbrood, Alice and John Luth and Ann (Ryan- deceased) Van Til.


Keeling PatriciaKEELING, Patricia Charlotte  -  Passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on November 22, 2017, 84 years of age.

Loving wife of the late Ronald Keeling (2014). 

Cherished mother of Jennifer Keeling (Steve Nice) and Jill Keeling (Robin Wheeler). Will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Jacob Openshaw, Ashton Openshaw, Tori Keeling and Sophie Keeling. 

Beloved sister of Dennis (Marlene) Loree; sister-in-law of Doug Maddick. Predeceased by her parents Ira and Rose Loree, brother George (Shirley) Loree and sister Shirley Maddick.


Geiger MarjorieGEIGER, Marjorie Jane (Welsman)  -  Passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 22nd at Beechwood Manor, age 89.

Marjorie was the beloved wife of Donald Geiger for 62 years, who predeceased her in 2013.

She is survived by her children Theodore (Margaret), Celia (Ged), Glen (Sarah) and Peter (Susan). Marjorie was loved by her grandchildren Bronwyn (Daniel), Rachael, Laura, Owen, Sydney, Jackson, Austin, Joseph (Rebecca), Michael (Kathleen), and Thomas (Nicole); and also loved by her great granddaughter Hazel.


Nowak TedNOWAK, Ted (Teddy)  -  Passed away on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 93.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Florence (nee Lazinsky 2003), his parents, Walter and Anna  (nee Shewchuk) and siblings Walter, Joseph, Stanley, Edward, Mary and Adela. Loving father of Mark, David and Paul.

Survived by his  grandchildren, Christie (Brandon) Doneff, Michelle Nowak (Dave Green), Rob Nowak (Stephanie), Greg Nowak, (Rachel), Olivia Nowak, and his great grandchildren, Jade and Carter Doneff. Brother of Frank Nowak (Marie) and Anne Dlugokecki.


vanAlphen Marinusvan ALPHEN, Marinus Hendrikus (Mike) van Alphen  - Born June 7, 1943 - Died November 21, 2017 in his 75th year in his home with family.

So young, so vital, so full of love and laughter.

He has Left Us All Following a vicious battle with prostate cancer – a battle which he demonstrated much courage, determination, gratitude and optimism.

Mike leaves behind his girlfriend Annette Eeles, his children, Paul (Barb), Jane (Steve), Andrew (Sherry), Doug (Mary Elizabeth) and grandchildren Isolt, Charlotte, Keegan, Matthew, Daniel, Stella, great grandchild Lalilia, and his siblings in the Netherlands Cor, Bets, Ad, Annie (Jos).