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CARROLL, James Edward
HILL, Walter MacDonald (Don)
RASHEVA, Margarita
SCHEURWATER, Sheena Caroline
VAN DER ZANDE, Johannes “Joe”
WALSER, Mary (Proctor)


CARROLL, James Edward

CARROLL, James Edward 70, of Puslinch, Ontario passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 31, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Guelph, Ontario on December 19, 1947, he was the son of the late Edward Carroll and the late Myrtle Jean Carroll nee Winer. He was preceded in death by his sister, Susanne Marie Harrison. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Carroll, of Victoria, British Columbia; his uncle Bill Carroll and cousins, Joan and Debbie Carroll of Waterdown, Ontario; his Aunt Hazel Friel and family, of Harriston; and his cousin, Michael Carroll of Belwood. He is also survived by his nephews, Scott Harrison and his wife, Jennifer and daughter Madelaine of Rockwood; Todd Harrison and his wife Jennifer and their children, Talia and Chloe, of Elora; Dean Harrison and his wife Crystal and their children Brett and Blake of Elora. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends for his stories and his love of his dog, India. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a Celebration of Life ceremony at the Puslinch Community Center in the Alf Hales Room, 23 Brock Rd S, Puslinch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to World Vision or the Canadian Cancer Society. 

HILL, Walter MacDonald (Don)

HILL, Walter MacDonald (Don) of Chatsworth, surrounded by his family, passed in London, on June 13th, 2018, at age 80. Beloved husband of 52 years to Ruth (nee Sinclair), and proud father of Marilee Hill of Richmond Hill and Cynthia Hill-Rooyakkers (Harry) of Guelph. Loving grandpa to Kase Rooyakkers. Also survived by brothers-in-law Paul Pearsell, Angus Sinclair (Maryellen), sisters in-law Marg Aitken (Wayne) and Elaine Hill, and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Mary (Hamilton) Hill, brother John (Jack) Hill, and sisters-in-law Marion Porter and Mary Pearsell. Visitation will be held at the Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home, Chatsworth, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on Saturday July 7, 2018. The funeral service will be held at the Chatsworth United Church on Sunday July 8, at 2:00 pm, and a luncheon to follow at the Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home reception area. If desired, donations to Chatsworth Community Outreach, Grown in Grey, or Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre would be appreciated by the family. Additional information and online condolences may be expressed at


KOESLAG, Bertha passed away at Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest on Monday, June 18, 2018 in her 92nd year. Albertha Hendrika (Kloosterboer) Koeslag was the wife of the late William Koeslag, and mother of Joanne and Bruce Dickert of London, Gerald and Ruth Koeslag of Minto Twp., Robert and Bonnie Koeslag of Alma, and Mary and Bruce Hutchison of Palmerston. Remembered by her grandchildren Scott and Lacey Koeslag, Ryan and Chantelle Koeslag, Dwayne and Kim Koeslag, Stephenie and Alex Cadieux, Tim Dickert and Suanne Mahabir, Trevor and Dannielle Koeslag, Becky Koeslag, Brent Hutchison and Nicky Becker, and Janine Hutchison and by her great-grandchildren Felicity, Mya, Landon, Rylan, Bryce, Nico, Juliette, Denver, Cohen, and Riley. Sister of Hank Kloosterboer of Ceylon, Ont., Rickie and Swies Brouwer of Grimsby, and Christine Dyksterhuis of Palmerston. Predeceased by sister-in-law Joanne Kloosterboer. Friends called at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Clifford Community Church on Thursday, June 21 at 1:30 pm. Interment in Clifford Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at

RASHEVA, Margarita

RASHEVA, Margarita Passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 17 in her 83rd year with her family at her side. Loving mother of Kiril (Liz) and Irina (Stephen). Proud Baba to Meg, James, Rebecca and Justin. Margarita took great joy in her long walks through High Park feeding the wildlife with her grandkids by her side. She was passionate taking pictures of her family, volleyball, basketball and playing soccer with the kids. She will be missed terribly by her family. We’ll miss your tickles, topcheta and amazing chicken noodle soup. We love you more for always. Family and friends visited on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David South, Fergus. Donations in Margarita’s memory may be made to the Red Door Family Shelter, 21 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 2R6.


REEVES, Bob - Robert Allan Reeves, of Mount Forest, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the age of 69. Survived by daughter Pam Milne (Paul), son Corey Reeves (Kayley), daughter Paula Reeves-Coburn (Jeff). Beloved Poppi to 7 amazing grandchildren Connery, Owen, Ruby, Delaney, Mckenzie, Brady, and Landen. Bob will be remembered by his many sisters, brothers, and his very special friends. A reception and celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 430 Sligo Road East on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation or Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation  would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

SCHEURWATER, Sheena Caroline

SCHEURWATER, Sheena Caroline of Teeswater, at her home, after a struggle with depression, her life ended too soon, on Friday, June 15th, 2018, at the age of 32. Cherished wife of Jeremy Scheurwater. Loving mother of Brooklyn and Corbin. Forever missed by her parents, Gerald and Joanne Booi of Mount Forest and siblings, Doug Booi (Kim), Cliff Booi and Elaine Booi. Forever loved by her father and mother-in-law, John and Ann Scheurwater of Teeswater and their family, Daniel Scheurwater (Priscila), Michael Scheurwater (Janita) and Joshua Scheurwater (Lindsay). Dear aunt of Manuela, Reuben, Caleb, Alaina, Nathan, Jacob and Katherine Scheurwater. Sheena will fondly be remembered by her grandparents, Clara Booi and Jan Harke, Jeremy’s grandparents Peter and Anna Scheurwater, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her grandparents, Harm Booi and Aaltje Hark, and Jeremy’s grandparents, Robert and Catherine Stewart and Edwin and Mary Stewart. Visitation was held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service to honour Sheena’s life will be held at Walkerton Pentecostal Church, 1736 Highway 9 (between Walkerton and Mildmay) on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Chris Cochrane officiating. Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at

“Fear not I have redeemed you, I have called you my name, you are mine.”  - Isaiah 43:1



VAN DER ZANDE, Johannes “Joe”

VAN DER ZANDE, Johannes “Joe” Passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on May 18, 2018, in Korat, Thailand. Joe was born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands on November 5, 1938, to Johannes and Wilhelmina van der Zande and had 4 siblings Henk (Hendrik), Lies (Elizabeth), Minie (Wilhelmina) and Lenie (Leentje). He is predeceased by his parents, sister Lenie and eldest son Rudy (twin brother of John). Joe and Dienie (Bouwmeester) had 8 children together including two sets of twins John, Rudy (d), Diana, Estee, Robert, Marie-Jose, Renate and Simone, 17 grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda (John), Chad, Catherine (Diana), Meghan, Abigail, Stephanie (Robert), Dayna, Davin (Marie-Jose), Bianca, Gabrielle, Jack, Ryan (Renate), Benjamen, Mathew, Curtis, William (Simone) and two great grandchildren Ethan (Chad) and Samantha (Curtis). In his youth he was drafted and spent a short time in the Dutch Air Force.  Joe was a hardworking resourceful entrepreneur with a keen sense of adventure. He loved to farm, garden and was very good at building and developing properties. He was never afraid to share his point of view and would often be heard saying “I did it my way”. When his kids were young they would often roll their eyes when he shared his many Dutch proverbs for life lessons and experiences “Alles komt op zijn tijd “ – everything will come in its time. He loved to travel and lived in 4 countries in 3 continents during his lifetime. In 1977 he and his young family left the Netherlands, where they first operated a floral business and then a tv antenna construction business, to start on their first adventure in the south of Ireland, County Kerry to establish a farm and camp ground called ‘Atlantic Rock’ which had a beautiful view of the ocean. About 5 years later he moved with his young family to Southern Ontario, Canada and established and operated another farm. Joe and Dienie took their family to many parts of Canada and the U.S. to get to know the “neighbourhood”. When he retired he went on to another adventure to spend part of the year in Thailand to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful country. It wasn’t long before he built a house with his partner Wichuta Takod “Nida” and lived there permanently. A beautiful Buddhist celebration of life and funeral ceremony lasting several days shared by friends and family has taken place near his home in Nong Bua Lamphu, Thailand. In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to a cancer society/hospital of your choice.

WALSER, Mary (Proctor)

WALSER, Mary (Proctor) Passed away peacefully at the Wellington Terrace on June 17, 2018 in her 77th year. Loving mother of Vic (June) of Belwood, Lisa Bond (John) of Whitefish Falls and Richard (Laura) of Fergus. Beloved grandmother of Taryn, Kayli, Gary, Jonathan, Danni, Brett and Lauryn and great grandmother of Haileigh, Blake, Marly and Zoey. Survived by her brothers Bob and James Proctor, numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Predeceased by her spouse Gary, parents James & Isabella Proctor and sister Isabel. Funeral Service for Mary will be conducted at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 1:00pm. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations can be directed to Ronald McDonald House or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.



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