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Obituaries

BERRY, Douglas Earl
BURNS, Kim
CARR, Bonnie L. (Green)
DIGHTAM, John Bryan
DRINKWATER, Keith
HOUSTON, Beatrice Elaine, (nee Forsyth)
KELLEY, Robert Nelson
KIERNAN, Joan Anne
LANG, Thomas W.
LEACHMAN, Glenn Carson
MARTIN, David
McARTHUR, Peter Wayne
McDOUGALL, Kenneth Arthur
McFADDEN, J. Allan
NOBLE, Marilyn
RENNICK, Dorothy Lorraine (nee Cook)
ROGERS, Terry Jerome
ROTH, Bruce
VANDER KNAPP, Barbara (nee Delfosse)
WATSON, Ethel
WINTER, Sarah (nee Bromwich)
ZONNEVELD, Martin

 

BERRY, Douglas Earl

BERRY, Douglas Earl, Peacefully on Saturday June 17, 2017 at Georgetown Hospital, in his 82nd year. Doug was predeceased by his parents Bert and Margaret Berry and his brother George Berry. Doug is survived by his sister Fay (Lief) and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Visitation for Doug was held at Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Wednesday June 21, 2017 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Interment to take place at Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh at a later date. Donations in Doug’s memory can be made to the Canadian Lung Association or to The Georgetown Hospital Foundation. Cards available at the funeral home or you may send a condolence at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca  Butcher Family Funeral Home  519-833-2231

BURNS, Kim

BURNS, Kim Passed away at home with family by her side on June 13th 2017. She leaves behind her loving husband and best friend Len. Kim’s greatest joy in life was being a mother to Allyssa Savage (Alex), Montana (Nick), Lexey and Logan and also took great pleasure to being Nan to Trace and Trent Savage. Kim was predeceased by her Mom Ann (2011) and Dad Jack Widmeyer (2012). Kim was a selfless woman, full of bravery and strength for others who needed it. Kim worked hard as a homemaker, making life as easy and normal for her family as possible. Even after her diagnoses of breast cancer 7 years ago, she fought a long, hard battle. She spent her summers up at the family cottage at Little Hawk Lake, riding her motorcycle in the spring and her snowmobile in the winter. Kim was often found in the stands of an arena, loudly cheering on her children as they participated in figure skating, hockey and lacrosse. Kim will be missed. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Thursday June 15, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Memorial Service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:00 am. Donations may be made in Kim’s memory to The Canadian Cancer Society. www.grahamgiddyfh.com  519-843-3100
 

CARR, Bonnie L. (Green)

CARR, Bonnie L. (Green) passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 8, 2017, a month shy of her 53rd birthday, with her faithful puppy Dekker by her side. Bonnie leaves behind her partner Dave, father Bob (Sue), mother Judy (Norm), brothers Duane (Deb), John (Abby), Tom (Samantha), Rick and families. She also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank the CCAC nurses who helped during the last few weeks and a very special thanks to Marie and Ann, whose constant help allowed Bonnie to remain at home. Per Bonnie’s wishes, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Bonnie’s name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or your local Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at  www.woodlandcemeterydirectcremationcompany.ca

DIGHTAM, John Bryan

DIGHTAM, John Bryan Peacefully at home in his 82nd year, with his beloved wife Elaine by his side.  Louise and Fiona’s (Michael) dad, granddad of Harley (Candice), Beau (Rebecca), Alexandra and Keldan, and great granddad of Ella, Mayzie and Kali. John loved good food, a good Cabernet and good company. He will be remembered for his Tilley hat and his stories. The only child of Wilfred and Kitty Dightam, John was born in Yorkshire, served as a Corporal in the Royal Air Force, worked in the early days of television in Britain and at the CBC, and then as a pioneer in the computer industry. He was a talented writer, private pilot, Scrabble player and Blue Jays fan. Right up to his last months, John was planning the next adventure. He flew his family to Florida in a small plane, cottaged at Oxtongue Lake, camped, travelled all over North America in an RV and most recently, further afield on cruise ships. Private cremation. Memorial service at The Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican), Elora on Sunday, June 25 at 2 pm, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations welcome in John’s memory to the “St John’s Choir Fund” at: St. John’s Church, 36 Henderson St, Elora, Ontario, N0B 1S0.
 

DRINKWATER, Keith

DRINKWATER, Keith, of Fergus, Ontario, previously of Sale, England, became a Rugby player for God on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He was 59. Keith is waiting in his Treehouse by the water for his devoted wife of 16 years, Patricia. An amazing Father to his large brood of children, he is survived by Christie (Aaron), Matt (Kym), Jeremy (Jesica), David (Nina), Melanie and Kalie. As a fun-loving Papa he was blessed with grandchildren, Tatum, Seth, Brynley, Dylan, and expectant of another beautiful granddaughter. He will be extremely missed by his brother Brian (Jacquie), his nieces, Amy (Ben), and Lucy (Nathalie), and many nephews, and 2 great nieces, 3 brothers-in-law, and 2 sisters-in-law, and by his countless friends made over the many years spent in England, Canada, and USA. Keith immigrated to Canada at the age of 19 to work for Blount Industries. During this period, he also opened his own laser company; Symtec Laser. He eventually went on to run Symtec full time. Never one to sit still, while running Symtec, Keith and a partner started “Down Under”, a dive shop and training center where he taught many people how to enjoy life under the water. Keith was an Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, and Ice Diver. One of his greatest prides and achievements was becoming a Dive Master. He was also an Under Ice Rescue Specialist. After selling Symtec in 2008, in January of 2009 he partnered to open Cardinal Laser which he ran for 4 years. After a brief retirement, Keith decided a life of leisure was not for him, going back to work as a General Manager at DK Custom Welding and Design, where he remained until his passing. While Keith was a Tool and Die Maker by trade, some of his hobbies included wood carving, working on his vintage Porsche, restoring antique smoking pipes, gardening and photography. Keith volunteered for the Canadian Red Cross for many years, including as Head of Disaster Services Management for 7 years, and the Red Cross Branch President for Guelph for 5 years. During his service he was sent to New York after 9/11. Keith handled many important positions, including having access to Ground Zero and other special landmarks. While there he met his wife Patricia who was serving with the American Red Cross. One of the stories from this time that he loved to tell was about the loud, cursing/yelling match he had with Lisa Minnelli, which he won! Keith was awarded the “Golden Jubilee Medal” for his service to the Canadian Red Cross. His incredibly accomplished life also included sitting on the Regional and Zone Red Cross Management Councils. He helped form and manage the Emergency Operations Control Group for the City of Guelph, was a qualified Law Enforcement Underwater Investigator for firearms retrieval, evidence preservation and human remains recovery, and a Canadian Coast Guard Search & amp; Rescue Tech. Keith was involved with the Fergus Truck Show for 18 years, serving on the Board many times was a founding member of the Highland Rugby Club and played from the age of 12 in England to 50 here in Canada. He was “sworn in” under the “Canadian Official Secrets Act”, (twice!), but of course couldn’t tell anyone why! In England, Keith raced Minis, was in theater, and developed a piece of equipment used by hospitals for long- term patients. He also developed a laser welding process specifically for scientific equipment as part of the Space Program; one of the 3 units he built was lost in the Discovery Space Shuttle program explosion. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00pm and on Monday, June 12 from 10:00 - 10:45am. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 760 St. David St. North, Fergus at 11:00am. Reception followed at the church. A “Celebration of Life” was held back at his home at 8067 Wellington County Rd. 19 the same day. As per Keith’s request, attendees are requested to wear bright colours to remember his life and to reflect the joy and brightness he experienced in it. Memorial donations may be made in honour of Keith to the Highland Rugby Team. Visit  www.grahamgiddyfh.com or 519-843-3100
 

HOUSTON, Beatrice Elaine, (nee Forsyth)

HOUSTON, Beatrice Elaine, (nee Forsyth) of Palmerston and formerly of R.R.# 3, Moorefield passed away peacefully at the Royal Terrace Nursing Home, Palmerston on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Wayne Houston (2004) for 56 years. Dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother of Allen Houston and his wife Lorna of Castleton, and their family Patricia Houston (Bill Rowe) of Port Hope, Alexandria and Breanna, Christopher (Sarah) Houston of Terrace B.C. Owen, Calin and Tyson, and Kimberly Houston (Matt) of Red Deer, Alberta; Bob Houston and his wife Joan “Jo” of R.R.# 3 Moorefield and their family Christy (Noel) Laporte of Moose Factory, Adelle, Elise and Celeste, Terri Houston of Listowel and son Justin and David (Melissa) Houston of Manitoulin Island. Fondly remembered by her brother John Allen Forsyth and wife Joan of Burnaby B.C. two sisters-in-law Margaret McKee of Lindsay and Irene Maurer of Listowel. Predeceased by one son John Houston (2008), two grandchildren Donald and Bonnie (1976) and two sisters Jean Marion Bauder.(2006),  Marguerite Joy Townsend (2012). The family received friends on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston. Rev. Jeff Woods conducted the Funeral Service in the Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church, 1205 Tremaine Ave S. Listowel on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Bethesda Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations to Teen Challenge, Royal Terrace Residents Council or
Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

KELLEY, Robert Nelson

KELLEY, Robert Nelson of R.R. 2 Gorrie passed away peacefully at the Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 12, 2017 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Sharon Kelley (2000). Dear father of Brian and Jenn Kelley of Lucan and Cindy Kelley of Kitchener. Grandfather of Vanessa and Brady Hoffele, Lauren Kelley and her fiancé Jamison Reibeling and Mitchell Kelley; Marcus Kelley and  Damyan Kelley Great grandfather of Quinton. Brother of Glen and Donna Kelley of R.R. # 1 Fergus. Fondly remembered by his nieces Corey and her husband Wayne Byrd and Cara and her husband Jason Castellan, great nieces, great nephews, Shirley Sturgeon, friends and neighbours. The family received friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday June 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Fordwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Listowel Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca
 

KIERNAN, Joan Anne

KIERNAN, Joan Anne Passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  Born in Midland, Ontario, on June 18, 1933, Joan Anne Kiernan (née LeClaire) of Mount Forest, formerly of Midland, was in her 84th year. Beloved wife for 49 years of the late Jack Kiernan (Aug. 2, 2000). Loving mother of Sharon Kiernan of Mount Forest and Robert Kiernan (Sue) of Etobicoke. Cherished Grandma of Emily and Daniel Kiernan. Survived by her brother Bob LeClaire (Blanche) of Penetanguishene, and missed by her special canine cuddle buddy Frankie. Joan will also be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and close friends. Special thanks to ours and moms dear friends, Don and Cathy Whyte, moms friend and PSW Crystal, and to Jane and Gene Gillis and family. Predeceased by her parents Ellen and William LeClaire, siblings Marie Scott, Bill LeClaire (Orma), Murray LeClaire (Helen), Rene LeClaire, Williard LeClaire, Rita Burnett (Roy), Stan LeClaire, Lorretta LeClaire, Florence Drinkle (Doug), Myrtle Williby (Ernie), Isabelle LeClaire and Elaine Ginnetto (Morris). At Joan’s request cremation is taking place and there will be no funeral service. Arrangements are entrusted to McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth, Ontario, 519-527-1390. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences and memorial donations can be made by visiting Joan’s memorial at www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com

LANG, Thomas W.

LANG, Thomas W. At Maitland Manor, Goderich on June 9, 2017. Thomas W Lang in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Eileen Lang. Loving father of June Lang of Calgary, Alberta, Lisa & Dave Ellery of Fort Saskatchewan AB and Keith & April Lang of Goderich, Ont: seven grandchildren - Tara, Tom and Payten Lang, Adam & Brandon Ellery. Corey Beets, & April Benson and four great grandchildren - Rylee & Sienna Benson, Ethan, Connor & Zoey Ellery as well as many nieces and nephews. Also survived by brother Roy (Stella) Lang, Sisters Jean Willey & Nancy (Ted) Drane. Predeceased by brother Ellis Lang, and sister Margaret Slote. At Thomas’s request, cremation has taken place. Donations to Maitland Manor Resident’s Council gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca
 

LEACHMAN, Glenn Carson

LEACHMAN, Glenn Carson of Puslinch, passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Darryl (Rachael) and Lesley (Jason). Cherished Grandpa of Kyle, Tyler, Sydney and Emily. Glenn was a part-time township employee for over 50 years, and was the owner of Aberfoyle Snomobiles Ltd for over 46 years. He sat on the Crown Cemetery board, was a lifelong player, coach and manager of Puslinch Minor baseball, and a lifetime resident of Puslinch Township. Glenn loved his family, the Puslinch community, and the outdoors. Friends were received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (1-4 and 7-9 p.m.).  Funeral service was held at Duff’s Church on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Reception followed at the Puslinch Community Centre. Memorial contributions to Crown Cemetery would be appreciated.

MARTIN, David

MARTIN, David - West Garafraxa Township passed away peacefully at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in his 83rd year. Cherished husband of Mary Martin for 58 years. Dear father of Cathy Strong and her fiance Robert Timmermans of Saskatchewan and the late Earl Martin (2009), and his wife Kathryn Martin of Mount Forest. Grandfather of Katelynn, John and Leah, Keri, Jim, Keith,William, Sarah and Adam, Rachel and Joel and Lydia. Great grandfather of Payton, Marissa and Norah. Brother of Margaret and Earl Graves of Elmvale. Brother-in-law of David E. and Judy Martin of Elora. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Mary Martin and by his mother-in-law and father-in-law Earl and Winnie Martin. The family received friends at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street Arthur on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service was held in the Metz United Church on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Greenfield Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Dialysis Unit at the Palmerston and District Hospital would be appreciated by the family. www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

McARTHUR, Peter Wayne

McARTHUR, Peter Wayne passed away peacefully at his home in Burlington on June 15, 2017 in his 74th year. Beloved husband for 52 years of June (Meade) McArthur. Loving father of Bob (Tracey) McArthur and Tracey Harrigan (Tony Cook). Cherished grandpa of Bronte, Justin, William and Travis. Son of the late Duncan and Beth McArthur. Dear brother of David (Edith) McArthur, Linda (Ken) Sloan, Margaret Wurster and Joan (Robert) Ivel. Brother-in-law of Bob (Jenny) Meade and the late Arlene (Kevin) Hogan. Peter will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In his younger years, Peter enjoyed playing baseball. He enjoyed a long retirement after a successful career with the Royal Bank of Canada and Heron Homes. Peter spent many winters golfing in Florida with great friends. Peter was also very passionate about horseracing. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Burlington (905-632-3333). For details on a celebration of life, please view www.smithsfh.com for details.

McDOUGALL, Kenneth Arthur

McDOUGALL, Kenneth Arthur of Arthur passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in his 83rd year.  Beloved husband of Ann (Bertram) McDougall for 55 years. Dear father of Bev and Lee Woods of East Garafraxa, Heather and Robert Goulding of Fergus and Ken and Rachel McDougall of Fergus. Cherished grandfather of Jamie-Lee (Chris), Katelyn (Neil), and Janelle Resmer (Scott); Tyler and Ashley; Anna, Rosie and Ryan. Brother of Ruth Densmore, Violet Kramp, Ethel McEwen and Gord McDougall (Betty-Anne). Brother-in-law of Moira McDougall. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by brother Clarence McDougall and sister Janet Clark brothers-in-law Lawrence Densmore, Harvey Kramp and Grant McEwen. Visitation took place at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street, Arthur on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Rev Ed Charlton conducted the Funeral Service in the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Arthur on Monday, June 19, 2017, followed by interment in Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur. As expressions of sympathy donations to Arthur Splash or to Groves Memorial Community Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Prince Arthur Lodge #334 conducted a Masonic Service in the Funeral Home.

McFADDEN, J. Allan

McFADDEN, J. Allan Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, on June 10, 2017 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Gladys Elizabeth McFadden. Loving father of Ken (Linda) McFadden, Norma Jean (Doug) Wyatt, Scott (Lynne) McFadden, John McFadden, Stew (Bonnie) McFadden and Brent McFadden. Caring Grandfather of Julia (Matt), Kyle (Jessica), Jeff (Dominique), Julie (Brian), Travis (Andrea), Lyndsey (Glenn), Ashley, Erin, Sean (Melanie), Colin, Great Grandpa of Owen, Vanessa, Anthony, Sean, Bentley, Grayson, Leidia, Noah, Olivia and Alexandrea. Friends were received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on June 13th, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service was conducted at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 325 St. George St. West in Fergus, on June 14th, 2017 at 11:00am. Memorial donations can be directed to the Groves Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. www.grahamgiddyfh.com
 

NOBLE, Marilyn

NOBLE, Marilyn, At her home in Harriston, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Mrs. Marilyn Martin (Metzger) Noble went Home to be with her Lord, at the age of 54 years. Loving wife of Brian Noble, devoted mother of Amy Noble, James Noble and Carly Ann Derderian, and William Noble, and grandmother of three. Remembered by her sister Leona and Rick Martin of Atwood, and brother Rev. Willard and Lois Metzger of Drayton. Marilyn loved flowers, birds, her backyard water features and especially babies. Her handcrafted baby blankets and outfits were loved to pieces, which was the best compliment to her. She was known for her collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia and stylish straw hats, acquired after her first radiation treatment’s hair loss side effect. She served faithfully as nursery leader, head librarian and Women’s Ministries President at Whites Road Pentecostal Church. Aunt Marilyn’s passing has left so many people with wonderful memories, but an ache in their hearts Friends called at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Thursday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m., and at Whites Road Pentecostal Church, Harriston, on Friday, June 16th from 12:00 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.hardyleefuneralhome.com.
 

RENNICK, Dorothy Lorraine (nee Cook)

RENNICK, Dorothy Lorraine (nee Cook) Passed away surrounded by the love of her family on June 16, 2017 at Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus. Lorraine will be forever missed and never forgotten by her loving husband of over 50 years Allan Rennick and her loving daughters Laurie Giddy (Ian) of Fergus, Annette Brunkard (Greg) of Arthur, Lynn Dickinson (Billy) of Milton and her loving son Michael Rennick (Joey) of Toronto. Sadly missed and loved to the moon and back by her grandchildren Joel (Katie), Nicki, Charlotte, Kyle, and Logan and her great granddaughter Namiah. She will be sadly missed by her sisters and brother and their families. Lorraine was cared for by her devoted husband and family with the support of CCAC and Closing the Gap during her illness. The family would like to thank the workers and nurses. The family received their friends at the GRAHAM A. GIDDY FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 280 St. David St. S. Fergus from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm on Wednesday June 21, 2017. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Thursday June 22, 2017 at 11am followed by interment at the McKee Cemetery. Remembrances to the Groves Hospital Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family  519-843-3100. www.grahamgiddyfh.com
 

ROGERS, Terry Jerome

ROGERS, Terry Jerome of Palmerston passed away peacefully at the Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Friday, June 9th, 2017 in his 44th year. Beloved husband of Shelley Noble for 20 years. Cherished father of Owen, Logan and Brayden. Dear son of Brian and Janet Rogers of Palmerston. Brother of Craig Rogers of Palmerston. Son-in law of Brian and Mary Noble of Palmerston. Brother-in-law of Tammy and Craig Donaldson of Harriston. Terry will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. To honour Terry’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Terry’s life held at a later time and will be announced then. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Frank Lambier, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #409, Palmerston or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston.  519-343-3800.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca
 

ROTH, Bruce

ROTH, Bruce - Bruce Kenneth Roth of Mount Forest, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 2nd, 2017, at the age of 40. Beloved son of the late Ken and the late Patricia Roth. Survived by his brother Bryan Roth (Angela) of Mount Forest. Fondly remembered by his close in heart family; Bob Chapman and Donna Tagliabracci, Daniel MacIntyre, Phillip Chapman, Brett Chapman, Ron and Pat Brogna, Nathan Brogna, Chloe Brogna, Jaylynn Brogna and Noah Brogna. Bruce is also survived by his many friends and relatives. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 11 a.m., with visitation prior to the service from 10 - 10:45 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Arthur Animal Rescue, (payable to Heartland Veterinary Clinic) would be appreciated and may be made through England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

VANDER KNAPP, Barbara (nee Delfosse)

VANDER KNAPP, Barbara (nee Delfosse), Passed peacefully in her sleep while holding her husband’s hand after a valiant 10 month battle with pancreatic cancer on June 17th 2017. Adoring Grandmother to Mason and Jacob, cherished Mom to Brigitte, Teunis (Marie), and Jan and beloved wife of 50 years to Tom. Survived by her siblings Arlene, Norman and Peter and predeceased by her mother Enid and father Aston. Amongst Barbara’s exceptional talents were her passion for gardening in her backyard where she won several awards for her efforts. Countless babies and toddlers have gorgeous knitted garments, and embroidered or smocked outfits decorated in elaborate patterns reminiscent of times past. Grandma’s baking and cooking skills were legendary and there isn’t a cooking show or competition that she has not seen or been a fan of, amassing a serious collection of cookbooks written by her favourites (looking at you Martha). Our family would like to acknowledge with sincere thanks the medical personnel involved in Barbara’s care in particular Dr. Kottachchi and Dr. Barakat. As well as the palliative staff from Bayshore Nursing, her nurses’ Jeannette Bos and Ann Mackenzie were stellar. And lastly special thanks to Deb Farrugia and Jennifer Cargill from Closing the Gap for their exceptional care of her daily needs - she really enjoyed your company. Friends are invited to Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Sunday June 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held immediately following visitation at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Erin Union Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Barbara’s memory can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada or to The Scleroderma Society of Canada. Cards available at the funeral home or you may send condolence at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca
Butcher Family Funeral Home  519-833-2231

WATSON, Ethel

WATSON, Ethel Passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Thursday June 8, 2017, at the age of 92. Ethel was predeceased by her beloved husband Arnold Watson (1985). She was the loving mother of Rick Watson and Wendy Corriveau (Gilles). Nanna loved her granddaughter Jodie and son-in-law Junie. Super Nanna to her 2 granddaughters Charlie and Martie. As to Ethel’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service. Interment to take place at Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburgh at a later date. Butcher Family Funeral Home  519-833-2231

WINTER, Sarah (nee Bromwich)

WINTER, Sarah (nee Bromwich) - After a brief illness Sarah passed away surrounded by the love of her family and the warm thoughts of friends on Wednesday June 7, 2017 in Toronto. She will be forever missed and never forgotten by her loving husband Matt and son Caleb, the light of her life. She called her parents Tim and Barbara Bromwich the pillars of her life and they will miss her til the end of time. Beautiful sister to Derek (Tristan) and Jeff (Mary). Fun loving aunt to Matthew, Hannah, Olivia, Brendan, Malcolm and Kieran. Wonderful, loving daughter-in-law to Merv and Noreen Winter and sister-in-law to Jon (Karen). She will also be missed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Her crazy dog Robin will miss her care. A Memorial Service was held at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 524 Davis Dr., Newmarket, 905-898-2100, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation 2 hours prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Relay For Life, World Wildlife Fund or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be placed at taylorfh.ca

ZONNEVELD, Martin

ZONNEVELD, Martin. Martin Arnold Zonneveld of RR#1 Moorefield, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday June 17, 2017 in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Sue (nee Ballantyne). Loving father of Marty Zonneveld and Mathew (Leanne) Zonneveld. Sadly missed by his siblings Bert (Jeannine) Zonneveld and Corrie Kline; nieces and nephews, Paul (Stephanie) Zonneveld, David (Malinda) Zonneveld, Maggie (Derek) Moore, Anna (Jason) Hoffele, Anita Kline, Donald (Nikki) Ballantyne, Cody Ballantyne and great-nieces and nephews Taylor Moore, Kristian Zonneveld, Drew Moore, Alexandra Zonneveld, Bria Moore and Sloane Zonneveld. Son in law of Ron and Muriel Ballantyne and brother in law of Keith Ballantyne. Predeceased by his parents Arnoldus and Mathilda Zonneveld. Martin was the owner and operator of Zonneveld Construction. He proudly coached Soccer for the Mount Forest and District Soccer Club for many years. Friends called at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Martin’s life was held at the England Funeral Home on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation prior to the service from 12 – 12:45 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at

www.englandfuneralhome.com

 

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