Oakes CurtisOAKES, Curtis Roy  -  Of Alma, went home to be with his Lord, with his family at his side, on August 10, 2017 in his 73rd year.

Husband of Sharan Oakes (nee Gibson) who passed away in 2011.

Caring father of Faye and her husband Terry Martin of Fergus and Jeff and his wife Rebecca of Waterloo. Loving grandfather of Ashton and Hunter Oakes and Xavier and Nadia Martin.

Loved brother of Monty (Bonnie) Oakes and Don (Jeany) Oakes.


Coo MichaelCOO, Michael 'Mick'  -  Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on August 10, 2017.

Dearly loved husband of Barbara. Much loved father of Chris (Amanda). Step-father to Matt and Derek (Kim).
Predeceased by sons Simon and Marty. Loving 'Pops' to Jill, Desmond, Dylan, Enya, Heidi, Tyler and Carter.

He will be missed by his sisters and their families, all in England and sister-in-law Mary.


Detweiler GwenDETWEILER, Gwen  -  Passed away at Hospice Wellington on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife and best friend of Ross Alexander Detweiler.

Proud and devoted mother of Lynne Black (Bill), Susan Osborne (John), Ross (Sara), Patti Scott (Dave) and Dan. Cherished grandmother of 9 and great grandmother of 6. 

Dear sister of Don Gray (Mary). Gwen will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.


Halladay GloriaHALLADAY, Gloria Faye  -  Passed  away at home on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Bert Leslie Halladay (1982). 

Devoted mother of Bruce (Stella), Bryan (Jill) and Dawn Keleher (Stephen). Cherished grandmother of Becca, Drew, Ethan, Marcus, Waylon and Juda.        

Faye was the dear sister of Rhona Thornhill, Gary McEachern (Heather) and Barbara Doherty (Harvey). She will be fondly remembered also by many nieces, nephews and friends.


Ferreira MariaFERREIRA, Maria Albertina (Nunes)  -  Passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Freeport Hospital at the age of 88.

Beloved wife and best friend of Manuel Martins Ferreira. Loving mom to Elisa (Benarus) Leonel and to Orlanda Couto. Cherished Vóvó to Steve, Brian, Mark, Kevin and Jennifer.

Survived by her sister Onoria Fonte (Adelino) and brothers Francisco Nunes (Carmelia) and Ernesto Nunes (Laura). Predeceased by sister Livia Pereira and brothers Antonio, José and Alberto Nunes (Vitoria).


Lakatos SuzanaLAKATOS, Suzana  -  Peacefully at Grand River Hospital on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in her 51st year.

Dearly loved companion of Damir Kocevar. 


FLEMING, Leona - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Clair Fleming (1993).

Loved mother of Mark, Larry, Reed, Wendy and Eric. Will be fondly remembered by her ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her grandson, Jamie.


Bludra AlbertBUDRA, Albert Paul (Al)  - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Guelph on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

He was the dearest husband of Anne for 55 years.

Dearly loved father of Bridget, Ingrid and Chris.

Loving father-in-law of Doug, Mark and Natalia.

Proud grandfather of Alex, Nick, Ben, Madeline, Charlotte, Luke, Mikhail and Ayla.

Dear brother of the late Vic (Gay) and Mary.


Santos AntonioSANTOS, Antonio 'Tony'  -  Passed away suddenly in Cambridge on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the     age of 58 years. 

Tony is survived by his children Ashley and Jeremy, grandson Ayden, his mother Arminda Gregorio, his siblings John Santos (Alda), Maria Resende (Armando), Mario Gregorio (Ann) and by many nieces and nephews. 

Predeceased by his father Joao Santos Gregorio.


Tinnes GaryTINNES, Gary William  -  Peacefully passed away at Wellington Terrace, Fergus, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the age of 66 years.

Beloved husband of Sandra.

Dear father of Christopher William (Patricia), Michael Gerhardt, and Gary Robert (Chantelle). Loving grandpa of Abigail Rose, Elizabeth Maartje and Claire Juliette. Survived by his mother Rosina Tinnes.


Somerton JohnSOMERTON, John 'Jack' Joseph Sr.  -  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the age of 73. 

Loving father of Ivy Somerton (Scott Tremblett), Debbie Porter (Dave Cook), and Johnny Somerton (Tina).  Cherished grandfather of Lori, James, Ashley, Shawn, and Stephanie. Proud great-grandfather of Tyler, Curtis, Nathan, Liea, Camdom, Melodie, Brodie, Jamie, Brooklyn, Chase, Gabriella, and Demish. 

He will also be lovingly remembered by his siblings; Betty, Eugene, Joey, Theresa, Peggy, Anne, Jeanie, Eddy and Billy, his longtime companion and friend Jacinthe Gallagher and her family, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 


Wellsman EileenWELLSMAN, Eileen  -  Peacefully and with the pride and contentment that follows a life well lived. 

A long-time resident of Cambridge, Mom was a mother, grandmother, great and great-great Grandmother, friend, mentor, role model and the family rock. Mom was an exceptional woman. Her unbelievable strength and her interest in all things and people are fondly remembered by her children Kathy Wellsman, Janet (Harvey) Thomson (Markham, Ontario) and Mark (Paula) Wellsman; her loving grandchildren Sherry (Jerry) Thorpe of Owensboro, Kentucky, Bradley (Mandy) Wellsman, Sean Thomson (Markham, Ontario, Billy and Mark Mitchell and their children (Huntsville, Ontario), great grandchildren, Katie-Sue (Chris), Randy (Aeriel), as well as her Great Great Grandson Benjamin all residing in United States.


Vlahovic SashaVLAHOVIC, Sasha  -  Passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Grand River Hospital at the age of 68 years.

Loving father of Lena Vlahovic-Cooney (Neil) and Tara Vlahovic (Todd). 

Dearest Deda to Jack, Sam, Claire and Kai.

Dad…. You embodied an incredible strength, love and power that will guide us and stay with us for the rest of our lives.


LOCI, Christine  -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Christine (Christel) Loci. She went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday August 9, 2017, in her 93rd year of life.

Christine leaves behind her loving family, Paul Loci husband of 67 years, devoted daughters Rosemarie Loci and Ingrid (Bruce) Carter and loving grandchildren Julie and Jeremy Carter.

Christine was predeceased by her parents John and Rosina (Welker) Helfinger and brothers Joseph (Lilly) Helfinger, Rudy (Dorothy) Helfinger, and sisters Alma Helfinger and Frieda (Frank) Klassen.


LOCKHART, Violet Lorraine (Livingston)  -  Passed away peacefully following a short illness, at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus, on August 9th, 2017 in her 84th year.

Loving mother of Nancy Ward (Wally), Deborah Lockhart (Jeremy), Lori Lockhart (James), Cindy Albrecht and Denise Caudle. Beloved grandmother of Eric, Joe, Travis, Jesse, Tyler, Lex, Max, Elliat, Hillary and Cameron, and great grandmother to Zac and Skyler.

Survived by her brothers George and Ken and her sister Verna.

Predeceased by her husband Eric, children Steven & Wayne, granddaughter Xavea and her brothers Edward, William, James, Harold and Norman.


PETERSON, Heather  -  At age 60, of Stratford passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday August 9, 2017.

Dear mother of Aimee Jesso of Guelph and loving sister of James Peterson of Stratford.

Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Lois Peterson.


Kay BarbaraKAY, Barbara Frances (nee Buschlen)  -  Loving wife of Grant for 54 years and cherished mother of Jennifer Sparks (Locheil), passed away unexpectedly at their lifelong home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Barb was predeceased by her parents Frank and Margaret Buschlen and leaves behind sisters Beverley Dalzilio (Carlo) and Karen Hallman (Doug).

Barb will be deeply missed by all those who met and knew her over her lifetime, including her community of Bloomingdale and the street-rodding community across North America.


McTaggart SherrieMcTAGGART, Sherrie – Passed away suddenly on August 9, 2017 at the age of 55.

Beloved daughter of Connie Pearson and the later Joseph Cahill (1963). Wife of Jamie McTaggart. Dear mother of Chrystal (Dennis) Resendes, Michael Baker and Danielle Baker, stepmother of Brandon (Katie) and Krysta (Dan).

Grandmother of Stephen, Kaydence, Audrey, Ella, Emma, Quinn and Cole. 

Dear sister of Michael Cahill (Kathy Schmidt), Katrina Pearson and the late Joanne Cahill (2014). Also remembered by two nieces, two nephews, two great-nieces and two great-nephews.


TREACY, Mary Anne   - Peacefully passed away at St. Luke's Long Term Care Centre, Cambridge, Ontario, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 89 years of age.


FORREST, Ethel Marie - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Forrest (1992). Loved mother of Judy (Vince) Musson, Daniel J. (Lystra) St. Aubin and Cheryle St. Aubin.

Loving grandmother of eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Dear sister of Allan, Gordon and Raymond. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.


LEON, Tyler Charles  -  Today I lost my husband, Tyler Charles Leon, who was 54 years young.        

You will be missed by your dad Charles Leon, Sr., mom Barbara Leon, brothers Chuck and Terrance, sister Pam and the rest of our families.        

You are now in heaven with Mame and GG so until we meet again, I love you and will miss you on earth but I know you are happy now.

Tyler worked for 13 years at Grand River Transit and loved his job.


WIDEMAN, Mary Ann (Martin)  -  Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Barnswallow Place, Elmira, at the age of 105 years.

She was predeceased by her first husband of 34 years, Alvin S. Weber (1970) and her second husband of 30 years, Manassah Wideman (2002).

She is survived by her children Oscar (Erla) Weber, Melinda (Homer) Martin, Alice (Earl) Martin, Clayton (Anna) Weber, Enoch (Dorothy) Weber, Verna Weber, Paul (Shirley) Weber; 19 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren; brothers Enoch, Herman and Amsey (Leona) Martin. Also survived by her stepdaughter Elvina Diefenbacher, stepsons Amsey (Erla) Wideman and Menno (Florence) Wideman, and their families.


Miller BillMILLER, Bill  -  Of Listowel, at Listowel Memorial Hospital, Mr. William Harvey Miller, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, in his 85th year.

Bill was born and raised in Walkerton but spent most of his life in Toronto where he worked in the High Voltage Electrical Field. He pioneered in safe energized high voltage maintenance procedures and work methods, where he trained Electrical Company Linemen from coast to coast.

Upon his retirement in 1990, he settled in Crawford (Hanover/Walkerton area). It was here he met his wife Marjorie (Meyers) Fizell and moved to Listowel where they have continued to reside.


Palach TonyPALACH, Tony  -  Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at University Gates, Waterloo on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the age of 64 after a valiant battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy. His firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Tony was born on February 26, 1953 in Kitchener, Ontario to Helen and Walter Palach. He first met the love of his life, Jolanda, in grade school and later married her in 1979.  Together they raised three beautiful children.

Tony is survived by his wife Jolanda, children Jennifer Mihas (Saki), Kimberley and Michael, grandchildren Marcus and Elle, parents Helen and Walter, brothers John (Donna) and Randy (Cathy), sisters Bonnie Rajcak (Eric), Susan Palach (Cindy) as well as several nieces and nephews.


Shoults DebraSHOULTS, Debra Joan  -  Passed away on Tuesday August 8, 2017 at the age of 63 years.

Loving wife of William (Bill) Shoults.

Dear mother of Jeremy Newbata (Kimi) of Kitchener, Ryan Newell of Kitchener, Mike Shoults (Ayumi) of Toronto, Jason Shoults (Melanie) of Kitchener, Melissa Shoults (Gilles) of Corbeil, and Samantha Shoults (Joe) of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Blaize, Brittany, Marley, Jesse, Emma, Alora, Alice, Gwendolyn, Basia, Bailey, Noah, Daniel and Willow Mei.


Busch MarilynBUSCH, Marilyn  -  Passed peacefully into Jesus' loving arms at her residence on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Beloved wife of Ron Busch for 53 years. Loved mother and best friend of Lorrie Busch. She will also be fondly remembered by her brother Ray Maecker (Judy), her sister-in-law Dorothy Hein (Edgar) and her niece and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Kathleen (Seip) and Oscar Maecker.