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Obituaries

AU, Jenny
BECK, Johan
BINNIE, John Franklin
BOLAND, James McAdam
BOUWMAN, Charles
BRITTON, Ross Willard
COLL, Mary Elizabeth “Betty”
CROW, Annie Isabel (nee Richmond)
DRISCOLL, Grace C.
GOULDING, John Stuart
HEATH, Ilean (nee Parker)
KENNEDY, Ross
KIDNIE, Beth Anne
KUNDERMAN, Joe
LEY, William (Bill) Thomas
MURRAY, William C. “Bill”
PARKINSON, Carol Anne
SHAW, John
SLATER, Bob Robert
SONNE, Eric
ST PETER, Haley Marie
STEWART, Bertram Graham Hunter
STREICHER, Catherine
WALKER, Marlene Gail
WALLACE, Glen Edgar

 

AU, Jenny

AU, Jenny September 28, 1954 - February 2, 2018. Jenny Au, age 63 of Toronto, ON passed away on Friday February 2nd, 2018. She was the daughter of Chuck (Sue) and the late Ann Au. Jenny attended CWDHS in Fergus Ontario, graduated from the University of Waterloo and The Michener Institute. She was a histology technologist for 33 years at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The heart of her life was family and friends. She was renowned for her cooking and baking skills. She loved to entertain and travel. Jenny was very active. She enjoyed shopping and scoring the best deals was her forte. She was a devoted volunteer of Tennis Canada-Rogers Cup for over 25 years. She is dearly missed by her siblings, Dave (Cathy), Don, Anna (Ted), Ed, Linda (Charles) and Jack. Jenny was an amazing aunt to Carly and Bridget Lam, Alison, Heather and Kevin Au, Ben, Adam and Aaron Calverley. Jenny touched the lives of many people with her generosity and time. She was the pillar of strength to her family and many friends, even during her courageous battle with cancer. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her. Special thanks to Drs. Oza, L’Heureux, Columbo, Bernadini and their team as well as the Chemo Daycare at PMH and the TGH for their compassionate care. Friends were received at Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Toronto, M1K 1R1, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, for a Celebration of Life and interment followed by social gathering at the Mandarin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

BECK, Johan

BECK, Johan passed away peacefully in his 94th year on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, Ontario. Johan was the beloved husband of Mary McLellan since 2005. Predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Britta Carlsson in 1998. Father of Ann-Ida Beck (Rick Watt) of Markdale, and Charlotte (Darryl Breadner) of Warsaw. Morfar of Sebastion Beck-Watt (McKenzie Gott) of Ottawa, Andreas Beck-Watt (Danelle Bosman) of France, and, Logan Breadner and Reese Breadner of Warsaw. Loved member of the McLellan family – Patti-Jo McLellan Shaw and Jim Shaw, Jamie and Chris McLellan, Pam, Jaz, Carson & Madison Zmija, Adam, Audrey, Regan & Selina McLellan, Justin McLellan, and Erin McLellan (Justin Coburn) Johan was born in Uddevalla, Sweden on August 13, 1924, the youngest of eight. He was predeceased by his siblings and his parents Ida (Andreasdotter) and Johan Bäck. Johan was the President of BT Lift, a Swedish manufacturer of lift trucks in Canada. He served as a consultant for new business development in Kazakhstan following his retirement. Johan was an avid tennis player until his late eighties and enjoyed extensive travel and theatre. He spoke several languages and was an eloquent writer. Johan had a wry sense of humor and enjoyed sketching; he was especially well known for his cartoon drawings. A private family memorial service and celebration of Johan’s life will be held. Donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

BINNIE, John Franklin

BINNIE, John Franklin Peacefully on Monday February 5, 2018 at Georgetown Hospital. John, in his 88th year was the beloved husband of Joanne Milton for 31 years. John was a transport driver for MacKinnon Transport and logged over 3 million miles over a 50 year career. John didn’t like to admit it but he truly cared for all his horses. Arrangements entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home. As to John’s wishes cremation has taken place. Donations in John’s memory can be made to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation or you may send family a condolence at   www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca   Butcher Family Funeral Home    519 833 2231

BOLAND, James McAdam

BOLAND, James McAdam 1930 - 2018 Much loved husband for 63 years to Joan Baxter Boland. Devoted father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, passed away after a life time of achievement, public service, support and dedication to family, friends and the community. Pre-deceased by parents and grandparents Joseph and Margaret Boland and Euphemia McRaild and James McAdam Cruickshank and brother in law and friend David R. Baxter. Survived by daughters, Barb Boland and Chris McDonell, Lynn Boland Richardson, Cheryl (Boland) Rowe and William Rowe. Grandfather to Matthew McAdam Richardson and Lindsay Shields, Ian and Kara McDonell, Heather and Spence Nichol, Becky and Mark Andre Turcotte, Suzie and Jordy Denny. Great grandfather to adored babies Jovie Turcotte and Adrienne Nichol. Brother and friend to Hugh and Betty Boland and Margaret Boland and Brother in law to Norman and Shirley Baxter, David R. and Heather Baxter. Adopted father to Kathy McKirdy Norris and Mickey Norris and families. Loved by many nieces and nephews; Sarah, Jayne, Mary, Jill, Suzanne and Heather- Don, Dave, Steven and Peter. James will be deeply missed by the many cousins in Canada, the US, Ireland -Margaret Ford and Mary Carton and families and in Scotland - Jeannie and the Cruickshank families. James was an inspiration and an example in all he accomplished. He achieved professional success while putting his family and the needs of others first. He enjoyed an accomplished career spanning more than 45 years in print media and the newspaper industry. Starting work at a very young age for the Ayr news, James rose to the position of General Manager of Fairway Press, publisher of all local weeklies, before being promoted to Executive Director of Public Relations at the extant Kitchener-Waterloo Record. James served the Record and its owners, the Motz family, with great pride. James was a mentor to so many people throughout the course of his life and volunteered his time to many local associations, boards of directors and charitable organizations such as the American and Canadian Press Associations, Big Sisters, The Press Club, 25-Year Club, KW Probus, Oktoberfest Advisory Board, KW Counselling Services, past president of Dr. Schaman’s Healthy Heart Cardiac Association and the -Press, Radio and TV Benefit Hockey Association. James was also the first Akela of the Waterloo 9th Boy Scouts. James’ musical talents mirrored the success of his professional career. He possessed a passion for music and proficiency with numerous instruments. In 1948 James joined forces with his future brothers-in-law (Norman and David Baxter), his cousin (Hugh Maus) and the Mitchell brothers to form the “in demand” Hay Seeds Band. As they tripped the light fantastic, the Hay Seeds became a hit at weddings and the house band for the Blue Moon in New Hamburg and many other locations in Waterloo County and beyond. 1954 the band’s name changed to “the Tartans” including the talented life - long friend - Bruce Reuel. A vinyl record was cut in the 1963 and the band and the music has remained a favourite well into the new millennium. James’ home was filled with love and music and all occasions were made special by these gifts now passed on to successive generations. James was a consummate adventurer enjoying his cottage at Sauble beach with many boat trips on the lake and down the river cruising in the Kingfischer. Trips with family across Canada, the U.S., treasured travels to Europe, specifically Dieppe to see the grave of his fallen cousin George Cruickshank. Other travel included Scotland, Ireland and England. James McAdam Boland wasn’t just any man – He was the best man. He lived his life well - a life of example that inspired friends and family alike. All who know him – loved him and will miss him very much. We will remember you. Thank you to the angels of care at the Freeport Palliative Care Unit. Thank you to the Grand River Hospital Emergency Team, Grand River Regional Cancer Centre Dr.’s McCarron, Junker-Anderson and Rachanconda. Thank you to Dr. Ron Fowlis, Dr. Robert Brown, Dr. Asche, Dr. Salasidis, Dr. John Schaman, Dr. Chesney, Dr. Lau and Dr. Maura McKeown and Dr. Mickey Norris. Friends were invited to share their memories of James with his family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Saturday February 3, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. A Memorial service was held at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb Street E., Waterloo, on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Heather Power officiating. Cremation has taken place, and there will be a private interment. Reception followed in the church hall. Condolences for the family and donations to Dr. Schaman’s Cardiac Fitness Association, Breslau, Ontario, St. Mary’s Cardiac Care Centre or Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

BOUWMAN, Charles

BOUWMAN, Charles November 9, 1931 – February 9, 2018 Passed away peacefully in his 87th year. Beloved husband to Grace for 63 years. Dear father of Gary (Susan), Carol (Manny), Jeffrey (Kathleen), Kevin (Anne), Darren (Dawn Anne). He was Opa and Papa to 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. Charles is survived by brothers Art (Coba), Merv (Gail) and sister-in-law Elly (Ben) and Grace’s siblings John (Helen), Peter (Lois), Henry, Stella (Harry) and Clara (Pete). He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. He is predeceased by sister Mary (Hank) and brothers Jan (Greta), John (Margaret), Gerard (Janet), William, Johan (Lily/Dave Barney) and Hank. Family and friends may visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South, Fergus on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 1:00pm. Interment at Belsyde Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

BRITTON, Ross Willard

BRITTON, Ross Willard July 4, 1929 – February 14, 2018 Peacefully on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at his home in Acton. Ross, in his 89th year was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Steeper) for 59 years. Loving father of Clifford (Gabriela), Jim (Rosa), Janet (Mike) Baynton, and Cathy. Special grandpa to his many grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Son of the late Willard and Mary Britton of Acton. Dear brother of Shirley (Don) Swackhamer and brother-in-law of Mervin Thomson. Predeceased by his sisters Betty (Calvin) McIntyre and Eleada Thomson. He will fondly be remembered as a dedicated farmer who was also known to share a story or two and we all know that he loved to tell tales. The family would like to thank all the healthcare professionals for their care provided and to Rev. Todd Nelson for his spiritual comfort and ministering. A sincere thanks also goes out to family and friends for their prayers and kind support through the trying times since Ross broke his hip almost a year ago. The family received friends at MacKinnon Family Funeral Home, 55 Mill St. E., Acton on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 44 Main St. N., Acton on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Acton. As expressions of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Acton or the Canadian Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family.  Mackinnon Family Funeral Home  www.mackinnonfuneralhome.com  (519) 853-0350   1-877-421-9860 (toll free)

COLL, Mary Elizabeth “Betty”

COLL, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” After a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at Wellington Terrace, Fergus, Ontario in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Gordon, who pre-deceased her in February 2016 after 63 years of marriage. Mother of Andrew (Erika) and Alexander (RoseMarie), grandmother to Hayden and Adam, Megan, Trevor and Liam. Sister to Ian Murray (Baie Verte, NB) and Donald Murray (Midland, ON). Pre-deceased by her sister Jean Robinson (Charlottetown, PEI). Born in Tunapuna, Trinidad in January 1930, Betty was the second child of United Church of Canada missionaries George and Sadie Murray. After spending most of her childhood in Trinidad at the tender age of 12 Betty moved on her own to Canada in 1942 where she attended Oshawa All-Girls School. It was there her formal interest in music began. In 1944 she moved to Sackville NB to attend the Mount Allison Girls School and then gained admission into Mount Allison University. At Mount Allison she worked towards her Licentiate of Music, participating in many singing competitions and musical theatre, as well as competing on the varsity women’s basketball team. It was also at Mount A that she met her beloved Gordon. Both shared a keen interest in music and theatre, a passion that would extend throughout their adult lives. Married in June 1953 in Westfield NB, the Colls eventually settled in Toronto. Here Betty’s musical ambitions expanded. She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music and began to give regular solo performances at churches and concert halls throughout the city where her beautiful contralto voice garnered rave reviews in the local media. After stepping away from her music career to raise her two boys, a period which included a two year stay in Germany where Gord was teaching at a Canadian Forces Base, in the early 70’s Betty began her second career as an Elementary School teacher with the Peel Board of Education. She taught grades 3 to 6 and (naturally) took charge of the music program in any school she was at. Through the 80’s and 90’s Betty and Gord dug into their second great passion - travel. Highlights included visits to China, Japan and Australia, safaris in Kenya, a trek across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway and a countless string of cruises some that circled entire continents. Retirement brought on expanded travel abroad, as well as extended winter stays in their cherished Cocoa Beach, Florida. Betty was a true Renaissance woman. Beyond her musical talents she was a magnificent cook, an avid tennis player, linguist, seamstress, birdwatcher and amateur painter. A stylish dresser her bright and colorful fashion sense employed every imaginable element of the Pantone color chart. An energetic volunteer in later years she was both a supporter and patron of the Elora Music Festival, frequent Cancer Society volunteer driver and organizer of a plethora of musical events inside and outside their Pine Meadows community in Belwood, Ontario. Even though the ravages of Alzheimers over the last eight years of life robbed her of her memory and intellect, her indomitable spirit, positive attitude and gentle soul always shone through. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Wellington Terrace in Fergus, and especially those in Walnut Grove neighborhood, for their love and support of Betty in her final years. Truly wonderful people! A private family celebration of Betty’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Special memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family through - www.grahamgiddyfh.com or the Toronto Star online.

CROW, Annie Isabel (nee Richmond)

CROW, Annie Isabel (nee Richmond) – September 11, 1922 – February 19, 2018 Isabel passed away peacefully on Monday at the Wellington Terrace in Fergus, in her 96 year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Crow (1917-1994). Loved mother of Donald (Charmayne) and Brian (Marilynn), and Anne (Donald) Wingrove. Loving grandma of Kerri (Cliff), Lorri (the late Gino), Sarah (Ted), Jennifer (Jamie), Janice (Jim), Michelle (Neal), Chris (Miro), Heather (Ryan), and Jeff (Kaila). Great grandma of 14 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Arlene (Don) Morrison, Eldon (Therese) Richmond and sister-in-law Audrey Richmond. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Beatrice Hunter, Reta Allan, Ida Clark, brother Lynn Richmond, and daughter-in-law Bernice Crow. Isabel was a long time resident of Puslinch Township, an active member of Duff’s Church, the Aberfoyle Agriculture Society, Puslinch Pioneer and an active member in her community. Isabel’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Wellington Terrace in Fergus for their care and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, Guelph. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Spring interment at Crown Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Wellington Terrace, Duff’s Presbyterian Church or Crown Cemetery would be appreciated.
519-822-0051 www.wallcustance.com

DRISCOLL, Grace C.

DRISCOLL, Grace C. passed away on February 8, 2018 in her 99th year, at the Wellington Terrace surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Jack Driscoll (1973). Loving mother of the late Stan (2007) (Marg), Pat Davies (George), Paul (Marilynn), Jean Skerritt (Doug), Kathy Griffin (Gary), the late Helen Robinson (2012) (Paul 2015), Mike (Lyn) and Jim (Wendy). Grace was the cherished grandma of 21 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and very proud to have 3 great great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her sisters Marie McFadden, Kay Kelly, Gertrude Kelly and her brother John Kelly. Grace will be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Family and friends visited at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 37 Church St. West, Elora Ontario on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00pm & 7:00 to 9:00pm and on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:00am. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Mary the Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, 267 Geddes St. Elora, Ontario on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00am. Interment at St. Mary St. Joseph Cemetery, Elora. Donations may be made in Grace’s memory to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church or Wellington Terrace.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

GOULDING, John Stuart

GOULDING, John Stuart Johnny passed away in a kayaking accident on the Capilano River in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 29, 2018 in his 49th year. Loving husband of Tiffany and devoted son of Audrey and Bill (predeceased 2013) Goulding. Brother of Lloyd (predeceased 1980), David (Francine), Robert (Heather) and Janet (Jim). Son-in-law of Fred and Bonnie Howard, and brother-in-law to Fred Jr (Mary). Fondly remembered by his nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Although Johnny grew up in Arthur, Ontario, his adventurous spirit and love of nature took him on a journey to the west coast in 1995. There he found creative inspiration for his work, a natural playground to explore and Tiffany, the love of his life. Johnny was a talented industrial designer; an avid outdoor enthusiast and an expert whitewater paddler. He cared deeply about the river, the ocean, the mountains and the forest and was passionate about life and the people he loved.

 

“And in the end, it’s not the

years in your life that count,

it’s the life in your years.”

- Abraham Lincoln

 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Arthur United Church, 101 Tucker Street, Arthur on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Grand River Conservation Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted with the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

 

HEATH, Ilean (nee Parker)

HEATH, Ilean (nee Parker) passed away peacefully in Owen Sound on Tuesday, February 7, 2018 in her 83rd year. Beatrice Ilean Heath of Southampton will forever be in the hearts of her husband, Eric, daughter, Heather (Geoff Wells) and beloved granddaughter, Madison Wells (Adam Fares). Predeceased by her parents, Beatrice and Omar Parker and her sister, Marie Parker, formerly of Everton, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by her sister Glenna Fryer of Guelph, and many Fryer and Heath nieces, nephews and their families. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the Spring. Arrangements entrusted to Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society.

KENNEDY, Ross

KENNEDY, Ross Of Arthur passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at the Guelph General Hospital on Friday, February 9, 2018 in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Ann Margaret (Hudgins) Kennedy for 23 years. Cherished father of Brendon, Cayden, Nathanael, and Joshuah all of Arthur. Brother of Robert Kennedy of Aurora. Brother-in-law of Brian Hudgins of Selby. Fondly nieces, nephews and friends. To honour Ross’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Alma Bible Church, 59 Peel Street, East on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alma Bible Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

KIDNIE, Beth Anne

KIDNIE, Beth Anne Beth Anne passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday February 20th 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer in her 65th year. Loving wife to Rod Kidnie for 38 years and devoted mother to Erika Walls and her husband Scott Walls of Drayton, Andrea Kidnie of Guelph, Jacqueline Zonneveld of Guelph, and Jennette Kidnie and her partner Mike Feurstein of Listowel. Doting grandmother to Preston, Marshall and Gavin Walls. Daughter of Blanche Wanless of Palmerston and the late Bob Wanless (2011) Sister of Bob (Debbie), Brian (Theresa), Brent (Tracey) Wanless and Brenda (Kevin) Pfeffer. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, and friends. To honour Beth Anne’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 243 George Street, Arthur on Friday February 23, 2018 from 7:00 -9:00pm and at the Arthur United Church on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am followed by the Memorial Service of Remembrance at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthur United Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

KUNDERMAN, Joe

KUNDERMAN, Joe  1935-2018 Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Hospital on Sunday February 11, 2018 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Grace (nee Hubbert) for 61 years. Loving father of Lance, Craig (Sheila), Cindy and Darrell. Proud grandfather of Shane, Kevin and Dustin. Joe is survived by his brothers George (Marcella) and Bill (Jan). He is predeceased by his son Allan and his brother John (Lorraine). Joe was a man who appreciated the simple things in life and he will undoubtedly be remembered for his kindness and contagious smile. Family and friends may visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Thursday February 15, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:00am. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

LEY, William (Bill) Thomas

LEY, William (Bill) Thomas - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of William (Bill) Thomas Ley, at Guelph General Hospital, on February 11, 2018. Born in Sydney, N.S., Bill was the son of the late Bernie and Marion (Burt). Beloved husband to Alice (MacIsaac) for 51 years, incredibly loving father to Lorna (Wayne) and Robert and completely devoted Papa to Brett, Whitney and Kendra. Cherished brother of Myrna (Pat Delaney), Diane MacInnis, Florence (predeceased by Frank Sampson), Debbie (Dave Mullins) and Brian (Tonya). Bill was predeceased by sister Evelyn and brothers Gordie and Donnie. Brother-in-law to Catherine (John MacIntyre), Theresa (Joe Curran), Margie (Albert MacKinnon) and Anne (Bob Steel) and predeceased by sister-in-laws Mary (Mickey Campbell) and Josephine (James MacDonald). Lifelong friend to Mansell and Emmett. Bill also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends that he loved dearly. After 3 years at the Sydney Steel plant, Bill moved to Ontario where he worked at Stelco for 38 years before retiring. He had the ability to earn your friendship and respect immediately and make everyone feel cared for and welcomed. We will miss his laugh, his road trips, his homemade muffins and his strong tea. A celebration of Bill’s life will be planned at a later date in Ontario and Cape Breton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army. And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you’re far from home. Online condolences can be left at www.affordableburialsandcremations.ca/obituaries

 

MURRAY, William C. “Bill”

MURRAY, William C. “Bill” Passed away on February 15, 2018 at the age of 84, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Cathy for 49 years. Loving Dad of Barbara, Andy (1983), Carol (Will) and Allison (Kevin). Fun loving Pa of Christopher (Amanda), Andrew (Bev), Alex (Cede), Liam, Beth and Matthew. Proud great grand “Pa” of Hayden and Owen. He will be missed by nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Bill will be fondly remembered by the caregivers and residents at Twin Oaks of Maryhill. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the Elora Legion, 110 Metcalfe St., Elora. Words of Remembrance to begin at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Twin Oaks of Maryhill or the Canadian Cancer Society.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

PARKINSON, Carol Anne

PARKINSON, Carol Anne taken too young on February 10, 2018 in her 54th year. Carol will be missed by her best friends Murray Ecclestone and Elaine Stewart. She will be forever remembered by her many friends. Missing Carol are her four legged friends Taz and Max. Carol is predeceased by her parents Keith and Doreen Parkinson. Friends may visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 2:00pm. Donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

SHAW, John

SHAW, John passed away peacefully, with family by his side on February 10, 2018 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Doreen for 52 years.  Loving Dad to Lynda (Lyle) and John (Jenn). Cherished Grandad to Christine (Derek), Adam (Kelly), Cody (Michele) and Taylor. He was a proud great Grandad to Kristian, Alexis and Jaxson. John will be greatly missed by his sister Hilda and his many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may visit at the St. James Anglican Church, 171 Queen St. East, Fergus on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. A Funeral Service will be held at the church beginning at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

SLATER, Bob Robert

SLATER, Bob Robert “Bob” Slater, of Mount Forest, passed away at his home on Monday, February 12th, 2018 in his 99th year. Beloved husband of Norma (nee Boucher) of 73 years. Loving father of Wendy and her husband Bernard Schutt of Pembroke, Geoffrey Slater and his wife Joanne of Nova Scotia, and Richard Slater and his wife Barbara of Fergus. Cherished Poppy of Leah Schutt, Julia Schutt, Gregory Schutt and his wife Elizabeth, Jennifer and her husband Jeremy Pinkney, Kathryn and her husband Adam Plumstead, and Hillary and her husband Joe Rooyakkers. G-Poppy of Allison, Jackson, Nolan, Natasha, Addison, Andelyn, Archer and Odin. Brother-in-law of Janette Slater and uncle of David Slater and his wife Carol, Barry Slater and his wife Peggy, and Nancy and her husband Bill Coates. Bob was a long term resident of Fergus from 1964 to 1978. He managed the G.S.W (Belwood Appliances) and was very active in the Melville United Church. Bob also served on many committees, and organizations, including President of the Fergus Rotary Club. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, Mount Forest, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

SONNE, Eric

SONNE, Eric Passed away peacefully on February 7th, 2018 at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Arthur, Ontario in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee MacPhail) for 40 years. Beloved father of Iain M. Beauregard (Joan) of Harriston and Garth A. Beauregard (Robert Wells) of Las Vegas, N.V. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Robyn-Iain, Cory, Sianna and Kiara Beauregard and Justin and Alyssa South. Cherished great grandfather of 4. Predeceased by his siblings Else Jensen, Harriet Hjort, Mary Jorgensen and Paul and Gunner Sonne. Private arrangements entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home – Fergus Chapel.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

ST PETER, Haley Marie

ST PETER, Haley Marie – passed away peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital, after a long struggle with MS, on February 9, 2018, in her 54th year. She is survived by her loving partner and caregiver, Dick M A Haas of Fergus, her brother, Dana, sister Renee (Harry), nephew Aaron, niece Jacqueline, great nephew Reid. Predeceased by her parents Lyle and Jacqueline St Peter. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Words of Remembrance will begin at 2:30pm. Memorial donations may be made in Haley’s memory to the Groves Memorial Community Hospital Foundation.  www.grovesfoundation.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

STEWART, Bertram Graham Hunter

STEWART, Bertram Graham Hunter August 19th, 1932 - February 12th, 2018 Peacefully, at the Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus, Ontario at the age of 85, surrounded by family, Bertram G.H. Stewart, beloved husband of the late of Hazel Stewart (2011) of Elora, formerly of Hornby, Ontario and loving father of their four children, Paul, Lynne (Jim Moore), Donna (Tom Dolson), and Kelly French & Jason French. Proud grandfather of Kristen (Scott Greenhill) & Adam (Erin) Dolson; Brian (Kim), Brent (Laura) & David (Alex) Moore, and Connor & Blaire French. He was blessed with great-grandchildren, Caden Greenhill, Evelyn Moore, Porter Moore and Andrew Dolson. Bertram was the seventh child of Ernie and Jennie Stewart of Bolton. Mourning his loss are his brothers Henry (Jean), Murray (Marnie), and his sister Dorothy (Lorne Paisley-deceased) He was predeceased by his brothers Andrew (Adele), R.J. (Betty-June), Hillard (Marguerite) and his sister Isobel (Elmer Russell). He was a loved brother-in-law to Hazel’s brothers and sisters: Mary (Bob Grant-deceased), Ruth (Russell Graham-both deceased), Laura (Ed Armstrong-both deceased), Gwen (David Armstong-both deceased), John Speirs (Helen) - both deceased and Ken Speirs – deceased (Lonna). He was also a great “Uncle Bert” to his many Stewart and Speirs nieces and nephews and their families. Bertram has many accomplishments. He was inducted in the Agricultural Hall of Fame for Canada and into the Milton Walk of Fame as well. He has been credited with promoting Canada’s world leading dairy genetics winning both the Klussendorf Trophy in the United States and was made an Honourary Lifetime Governor of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. He judged the Royal Winter Fair five times and judged the World Dairy Expo seven times. Bertram travelled as he consulted and judged in the Dairy Industry and other events in 17 other countries around the world. He even led 16 Royal Winter Fair grand champions. Youth and 4-H were very important to Bertram so he not only lead for over 60 years but became the President of the Canadian 4-H Council. He also coached the Ontario 4-H Dairy Judging Team for 30 years held at the World Dairy Expo. Bertram also actively coached softball, winning seven Ontario Championships. Curling was a favourite winter pastime for Bert winning numerous awards and he became President for the Milton Curling Club. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Fergus hospital staff for their unfailing kindness and exceptional care of Bertram during these last difficult weeks. We will never forget the love and concern shown to our family as well as our wonderful Dad. Also a sincere and special thank you to the many friends and relatives that went above the call – your generosity was overwhelming. Visitation to be held at Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South, Fergus on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00pm & 7:00 - 9:00pm & at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 325 St. George St. West, Fergus on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 10:00 to 10:45am. A Memorial Service will take place at the church beginning at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Bertram & Hazel Stewart 4-H Dairy Youth Education Award & Bursary” via cheque payable to the Ontario 4-H Foundation. 4-H Ontario also accepts donations online via this link -  http://www.4-hontario.ca/support-4h/giving/giving-form.aspx.  www.grahamgiddyfh.com

STREICHER, Catherine

STREICHER, Catherine – of Route 4 Harriston, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday February 14, 2018 at the age of 73. She was the daughter of the late Solomon and Bena (Zehr) Albrecht. Beloved wife of Levi S. Streicher whom she married in 1965. Loving mother of Leonard and Emaline Streicher, Mark and Susan Streicher all of Harriston, Verna and Harvey Kuepfer of PEI, Susan and Ivan Albrecht, Steven and Mary Ann Streicher, Linda and John Albrecht, Judy and Joseph Zehr all of Harriston. Sadly missed by 59 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Magdalena Albrecht, Mary Albrecht, Esther Albrecht, Sarah Albrecht, Elizabeth Gerber, Enoch and Mary Streicher, Rebecca Streicher, Catherine Streicher, Ezra and Emmalene Streicher, John and Elizabeth Streicher, Marie Ann and Cornelius Jantzi, and step sister-in-law of Sylvia and Elsie Streicher. Also remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her brothers Henry, David, Cornelius, Jonas and Tobias. Also predeceased by her father-in-law Rudy Streicher, mother-in-law Katie (Schmidt) Streicher, step mother-in-law Katieann (Albrecht) Streicher, brothers-in-law Reuben Streicher, Jacob Streicher and sisters-in-law Barbara Streicher and Lena Smith. Catherine was a member of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Faith. Family and friends were received at her residence, 5646 Highway 9, RR4, Harriston on Thursday February 15 after 1:00 p.m. and again on Friday February 16, 2018. The funeral service was held on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Levi and Catherine’s home with Bishop Joseph A. Kuepfer officiating.  Interment followed in Lakelet Cemetery. Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) assisted with the arrangements.

WALKER, Marlene Gail

WALKER, Marlene Gail - We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Marlene Gail Walker (nee Peart) of Belwood, Ontario after a short but fierce battle with brain cancer. Marlene will be dearly missed by her husband of 52 years, Robin Walker, daughter Rachelle Walker (Kerry) and daughter Julie Ecclestone (Roger). Marlene was also the proud grandmother of Chloe Hasson, Emma Ecclestone and Connor Ecclestone. Marlene is survived by her mother, Leila Kingston and sister Diane Laur and predeceased by her father Delmer Peart. Also grieving at home are her 2 beloved Australian Shepherds, Aussie and Murphy. They laid with her through her illness and showed their love with lots of snuggles and wet kisses. They’ll miss their mom. We would like to thank Dr. Kwiatkoski and the staff at Groves Memorial Hospital for the care and compassion given to Marlene in her final weeks. Also a huge thank you to our friends and family for your thoughts, prayers and assistance over the past few months. It means the world to us to have had your support. As per Marlene’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Guelph Humane Society would be appreciated.  519-822-0051  www.wallcustance.com

WALLACE, Glen Edgar

WALLACE, Glen Edgar of Harriston and formerly of Teviotdale has played the Gypsy Waltz one last time and laid his fiddle down. Glen passed away peacefully at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Harriston on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Shirley (Walker) Wallace for 73 years. Remembered by his children Jean and Bob Wallace of Palmerston, Janice Bird and Syl Sloan of London and foster son Bryan and Betty Anne Colbran of Princeton. Grandfather of Terry, Rob (Tammy); Martha and Eva; Vicki and Elizabeth. Great grandfather of Allix, Jayme, Trey, Jorja, Jesse, Wyatt, Megan, Andrew and Amy. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends. To honour Glen’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held in the Palmerston United Church on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment Palmerston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Palmerston Hospital Foundation or the Palmerston United Church would be appreciated by the family. If you have been lucky enough to have a father, grandfather and great grand grandfather like ours, then you have been lucky enough.  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

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