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Obituaries

AEBERSOLD, Brigitte
ARNOTT, David William “Chubbs”
BROWN, Margaret Jean
BROWN, Nettie (nee Siemens)
DRAPER, Donald Scott “Donny”
EDGAR, Bill
FEGAN, Francis William
FOSTER, Howard, 1939 - 2016
LAUGHLIN, Stanley Lawrence “Lorne”
MANGER, Stephen Lewis
MOSURE, Paul Douglas
MULHOLLAND, Walter Isaac
STACK, David James
STRIFLER, Frank Stephen
VAN SOEST, Bertha Jane (nee Poortinga)
ZIEGERHOFER, Pamela Ann

 

AEBERSOLD, Brigitte

AEBERSOLD, Brigitte. Peacefully on April 22, 2017 at Headwater Health Care, Orangeville. Brigitte in her 83rd year was the beloved mother of Trix, Pam and Steve and dear grandmother of Melis, Scott and Kayssie. Brigitte will be missed by many friends and family. She brightened up so many lives. Friends are invited to Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street, South, Erin on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  A Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home chapel immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m.  Donations in Brigitte’s memory can be made to the Upper Credit Humane Society of The Town of Erin Fire and Emergency Services. Cards available at the funeral home or you may send a condolence at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca  Butcher Family Funeral Home  519-833-2231
 

ARNOTT, David William “Chubbs”

ARNOTT, David William “Chubbs”. Passed away suddenly at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 54.  Beloved husband of the late Sherry Arnott (2010). Loved father of Steven Harris, Krystal Harris and David Arnott. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Michael and Cassidy-Lynn. Dear brother of Darlene Elford (Wayne) and Douglas Peter Hunt (Louise); uncle of Karen, Krista, Mary and Douglas. Friends called at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Thursday, April 20th, from 1 – 2:00 p.m. Memorial service followed in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to Heart & Stroke Foundation  would be appreciated.  We invite you to leave your condolences and donations online at www.gilchristchapel.com
 

BROWN, Margaret Jean

BROWN, Margaret Jean. It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Margaret “Madge” Brown on April 23, 2017 at Hospice Wellington at the age of 86. Loving wife of 55 years to the late Donald Brown(2015). Loving mother to Donald (Vickie), Cathy Austin (Mark), Robert (Lisa) and Carolyn Funkenhauser. Proud Grandma to Leslie, Steven, Lisa, Kristin (Craig), Owen, Shannon (Francis), Olivia, Sarah and Stephan and great-grandma to Kaylee, Shaelynn and Carter. Dear sister to Thelma Fradley Newton (Milt). Madge will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grandson Samuel Austin, sister Mary O’Donnell and her parents Samuel and Sarah Rankin. Madge will be remembered forever for her scheduled telephone conversations and chats with many especially her children. She was a devoted mother to her family. The light of her life will be cherished by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Madge’s memory to Hospice Wellington.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com  519-843-3100
 

BROWN, Nettie (nee Siemens)

BROWN, Nettie (nee Siemens) –Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Guelph General Hospital on April 13, 2017. Predeceased by her husband Arthur H. Brown (April 10, 2012). Nettie was the beloved mother of James (Cheryl), Cindy (Louie) and Randy. She was the cherished grandmother to Rob, Art (Nicole), William, and April (Darren) and she will be missed by her great grandchildren. Nettie was the dear sister to Jake, Peter, Helene, George and Elizabeth. She will be remembered by the Brown Family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Donation cards available at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 519-822-4731, or online donations and condolences may be left at  www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.

DRAPER, Donald Scott “Donny”

DRAPER, Donald Scott “Donny”, of Arthur, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in his 55th year. Husband of Sherri Draper.  Father of his twin children Mitchell and Nicole Draper. Brother of Judy and her husband Bryon McMillan. Son-in-law of Sharon and Jim Quarrie. Brother-in-law of  Lori Quarrie and Terry and Christine Quarrie. Uncle of Tim and Becky, Denver, Leasa, Kim, Mark, Cori, Bryden, and Taylor. Great uncle of Francis and Benjamin.Predeceased by his parents Ernest (Ernie) and Elizabeth (Betty) Draper, sister Barbara and her husband Greg Boggs, brother David Draper and nephew Scott Draper. To honour Don’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family received friends at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street, Arthur on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. Private family service. As expressions of sympathy donations to Big Brothers would be appreciated by the family.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

EDGAR, Bill

EDGAR, Bill  of Harriston – passed away at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Harriston, on Monday, April 17, 2017 in his 80th year. William Samuel Edgar was the husband of the late Mary Ellen Edgar (2003) and father of James Edgar and Bonnie Kaye, and Elizabeth “Beth” and Allan Powell, all of Harriston. Remembered by his grandchildren Eden and Aaron Powell. Bill was predeceased by sisters Lois Dunlop and Patricia Saunders and brother Robert Edgar. Friends called at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Masonic Lodge memorial service at 9:00 p.m., followed by an Order of the Eastern Star memorial service at 9:15 p.m. The funeral service was held at Whites Road Pentecostal Church, Harriston on  Thursday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Kevin McKee officiating. Interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.Online condolences may be left at www.hardyleefuneralhome.com
 

FEGAN, Francis William

FEGAN, Francis William – Born March 28th, 1950 in Belfast, Ireland.  Lost his battle with cancer on April 15th, 2017. Cherished husband of Georgina Roberts. Loving father to Frank (Franca) Fegan, Christine (Ian) Cameron, Stephanie Fegan, Charlene Wilson, and Sherri Burton. Papa Frank to Avery, Aryanna, Celina, Zachary, Mathew, Damon, Kaitlyn and Garrett. Great Papa to Oliver.  Fondly remembered by family and friends. Frank’s career was in nursing. Far beyond that he was ceaselessly curious, an intellectual, researcher, photographer and author. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of life at the Holiday Inn on Scottsdale Drive on Friday April 28th at 7:30pm. Donations in Frank’s memory to Hospice Wellington
(www.hospicewellington.org) would be greatly appreciated.  Condolences may be sent to www.wallcustance.com.

FOSTER, Howard, 1939 - 2016

FOSTER, Howard, 1939 - 2016. Howard passed away on December 11th at Wellington Terrace at age 77. He is survived by his wife Marie of 52 years and their son Gordon. He also leaves behind 7 siblings Marg, Kay, Betty, Robert (Sheila), Roy (Lorri), Linda and Joyce as well as two brother in laws Jim (Carol), John (Nancy) and sister in law Shirley Croft Dalrymple. Howard will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. He was a long time employee of the G.S.W. plant in Fergus completing 30 years of service. Family and friends may visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00pm. A Celebration of Life will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Wellington Terrace (specifically Recreation Services).  519-843-3100   www.grahamgiddyfh.com
 

LAUGHLIN, Stanley Lawrence “Lorne”

LAUGHLIN, Stanley Lawrence “Lorne”. Passed away suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the age of 78. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Diane Laughlin. Loved father of Kevin, Scott (Rhonda) and Kristine Aubin (Ron). Adored by his grandchildren: Michelle Grant (Steven), John Laughlin (Rebbecca), Jessica Aubin, Ryley Aubin and great grandchild: Kepler Grant. Lorne will be lovingly missed and remembered by his siblings: Margaret Wittick, Dorothy Wilson (Roger), Mary Melitzer (Dave); sisters in-law: Jean Laughlin, Shirley Laughlin, Sharon Bird; brother in-law: Bernie Campbell, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Ruby Laughlin; sister: Helen Laughlin-Campbell, brothers: Roy and John and brothers in-law: John Wittick and Edward Bird. Cremation has taken place.Friends may call at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Saturday, April 29th, from 1 – 2 p.m.  Due to severe allergies, please refrain from using fragrances. Memorial service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. Complete. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your condolences and donations online at www.gilchristchapel.com.
 

MANGER, Stephen Lewis

MANGER, Stephen Lewis. Passed away peacefully at his home in Fergus, on April 14, 2017 at the age 58. Born on August 7, 1958 in Owen Sound, Ontario to Henry and Margaret Manger. Predeceased by his loving wife Christine Diane (nee Hill) – 2015. Beloved father to Sara (Liam), Stephen (Dianna) and Melanie. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Lily, Emmilee and Austin. Cherished brother to Phillip, Vincent, David, Blake, Susan, Roxanne, Kathy, Harry and Francis. Also remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends will be received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel on April 21st, 2017 at 1:00pm. Memorial donations in Stephen’s memory can be directed to the Cambridge & District Humane Society, 1650 Dunbar Road, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 8J5.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com
 

MOSURE, Paul Douglas

MOSURE, Paul Douglas. Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus, on April 13th, 2017 at the age 80. Paul is predeceased by wife Rose (nee Smellie), mother Loretta, father Claude Mosure and brother Kenneth. Survived by brothers Alan and his wife Joyce, Donald and his friend Bonnie, George and sister Doris Gilkinson and her husband James. Will be missed by his sister-in-law Myrtle Black and sister-in-law Alice Mosure. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Paul was born in Elora, Ontario and worked at Beatty Brothers in Fergus, a furniture factory in Elmira and was a long term employee of Canada Wire before retirement. Friends were received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on April 18th, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral  Service was conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel on April 19th, 2017 at 11:00am. Interment at Belsyde Cemetery. Memorial donation can be directed to the Groves Memorial Hospital Foundation. www.grahamgiddyfh.com
 

MULHOLLAND, Walter Isaac

MULHOLLAND, Walter Isaac passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus, Ontario. Wally was born on September 4, 1930 in Toronto, Ontario. He will be greatly missed by his wife Arlene (Allen), four children, Nancy, Kelly Ann, Janine (Davide) and Niall (Andrea). A wonderful and caring grandfather “Buppy” to David (Stephanie), Scott (Brynna) Aaron, Cameron, Liam and Charlotte and great-grandfather to Greyson and Walter. Wally was admired and respected by everyone who knew him and loved for his terrific sense of humour and fun. He had a love of Big Band music and a song for every occasion. He enjoyed a long and successful career as Director of Advertising with the Oshawa Group and an even more enjoyable 25 year retirement spent in New Hamburg and recently in Fergus, Ontario.
 

STACK, David James

STACK, David James, of Arthur passed away suddenly at the Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in his 68th year. David was married for 45 years to the love of his life, the late Lynn Stack (Arnott) (2016). Cherished father of Sean and Michelle Stack of Brooklin, Ontario, Chris Stack and Sherry Rock of Milton, Ontario and Amy and Brent Daye of Lunenburg, Ontario. Dearest grandpa of Hannah, Lauren and Sarah; Clara and Jake; Brandon and Andrew. Brother of Margaret and Pete Gapp of Fenelon Falls. Brother-in-law of Joan and Keith Hollowell of Etobicoke, Keith and Ruth Arnott of Barrie, Wayne and Lynn Arnott of Elora and Earle Corbett of Toronto. Predeceased by brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Warren and Jessie Arnott and Jean Corbett. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Viola Stack of Arthur. The family would like to express their appreciation to Nancy Smith, the staff of Groves Memorial Hospital and Dr. Landoni for their exceptional care. Dave was a life long resident of Arthur. He will be fondly remembered as a teacher, town historian, trail builder, willing helper, and friendly face. He will be missed. The family received friends at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street, Arthur on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Arthur on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to The Arthur and Area Historical Society or any other community organization of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

STRIFLER, Frank Stephen

STRIFLER, Frank Stephen. Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus, on April 19, 2017. Frank was born on August 18, 1938 in Elek, Hungary to the late Michael and Veronika Strifler. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Shirley (Mino), daughter Valerie Ann (Freund), granddaughters Holland and Livi Freund, sister Veronika (Wallner) and Joe Wallner of Kitchener, sister Frances (Wolf) and Carl Wolf of Brantford, brothers-in-law Michael Mino and Paulette Jolley of Victoria B.C., Larry Mino and Maureen of Listowel. He will also be remembered by nieces and nephews, along with friends and extended family. “You were a fighter to the end. We love you papa.” Funeral Mass for Frank was held at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 760 St. David St. North in Fergus, on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 11:00am, followed by a reception in the Church hall. Cremation followed with private family interment at Marymount Catholic Cemetery in Guelph. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Frank’s memory can be directed to the Groves Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com
 

VAN SOEST, Bertha Jane (nee Poortinga)

VAN SOEST, Bertha Jane (nee Poortinga), 1940 – 2017, of Drayton passed away peacefully at the St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late John Van Soest (2003). Cherished mother of Irene and George Feddema of Kitchener, John and Wendy Van Soest of Auburn, Sue and Stan Brudnicki of Goderich, Jeff and Yvonne Van Soest of Hensall and Barb and Gary Kuper of Listowel. Nana will be fondly remembered by Jeff Feddema (Jenny), Josh Feddema (Amy), Robyn MacEwen (James), Jon Van Soest (Laura), Isaac, Caleb and Sam Van Soest, Beth Ma (Arden), Rebecca Hibma (Brad), Brock, Connor, Brady and Curtis Van Soest, Haylee, Ry, Matt and Emme Kuper. Great Nana of Jayden, Carson and Alyvia Van Soest, Sawyer and Reese MacEwen, Zoe and Elsie Feddema and Ezra Feddema. Sister of Jim and Henny Poortinga of Exeter, Clarence and Pat Poortinga of Brussels, Henry and Hilly Poortinga of Exeter  and Jayne Wielinga of Flint Michigan. Sister-in-law of Mary and Jerry deBoer of Exeter, Shirley and Greg Hammond of Moorefield, Dorothy Rozema of High River, Alberta and Jack and Mary Van Soest of Dryden. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and friends. Bertha was a true farmers wife by helping alongside the love of her life John on the 8th concession of Maryborough Township. She worked in the Drayton and Palmerston Libraries and had a true passion for books. In her later years she loved volunteering in the Kindergarten Class at the Community Christian School. More recently she enjoyed the coffee socials with her condo family. Predeceased by her parents, her step mother and step sister Wilma. The family received friends at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church 88 Main Street Drayton, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private family interment in Drayton Cemetery. Pastor Paul Droogers conducted the Celebration of Life in the Drayton Christian Reformed Church on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donation to the Community Christian School Drayton would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton. 
www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

ZIEGERHOFER, Pamela Ann

ZIEGERHOFER, Pamela Ann. Born in Liverpool England and died with family, at home in the presence of a Doctor and Nurse peacefully as she wished. An accomplished woman, attended the Liverpool School Of Music for cello. She was the Private Secretary to an advanced UK weapons designer at Huntings Engineering. She had DV security clearance which was given to very few individuals by the Government. She was able to name and describe all UK weapons of war. She went on to become Private Secretary for Lord and Lady Tavistock at Woburn Abbey before emigrating to Canada in the 80’s. We found a hand written letter in an envelope with the royal stamp from Lord Tavistock pleading with her to abort her plans to emigrate as she was just the right fit for their family, we had never seen this letter. In Canada, she and her daughters opened and ran two horse barns, Hazelwood Stables with 52 horses, she loved ALL animals. A catastrophic car accident abruptly changed the woman she was and she battled health issues up until her death. She leaves behind daughters, Susan and Jane and their spouses. Grandchildren, Thomas, Peter and Jazlynn. Brother Denis and her Uncle Sid in the Phillipines. Feisty, witty, confident and in charge until the end. Our Mum, until we are all together again.

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