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Obituaries

CLELAND, Joanne
FISK, Dr. Kenneth Reid
GEAREY, Kevin Donald
MEEREBOER, Jan
SCARROW, Earl Clarence
STRACHAN, Donna Jean

 

CLELAND, Joanne

CLELAND, Joanne - At her home in Fordwich, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Joanne Leona  Cleland, in her 62nd year. Loving partner of Ib Kristensen, and beloved stepmother of Kristine, Shelly, and Beth. Sister of Rick & Karen Seim of Dornoch, Diane & Gary Kilian of Kansas, and Pat Seim-Shier of Georgetown, and remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Harry & Joyce (Bolton) Seim, sister Darlene Seim, and by her brother Glen Seim. A Celebration of Joanne’s life will be held at the Erin Legion Branch 442, 12 Dundas St. E., Erin, on Saturday, March 30th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Spring interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Ostic. Memorial donations to Erin Legion Branch #442 would be appreciated, and may be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel. Online condolences may be left at  www.eatonfuneralhome.ca  519-291-4840

FISK, Dr. Kenneth Reid

FISK, Dr. Kenneth Reid (October 9, 1926 – March 9, 2019) A World War II naval veteran passed away peacefully at Caressant Care, Harriston on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in his 93rd year. Loving husband of Irene (Klages) Fisk for nearly 70 years, and father of Dr. Terry Fisk and his wife Krista, Norm Fisk and his wife Jeanne, Rick Fisk and his wife Joan, Susan Cavell and her husband Brent, Jeff Fisk and his wife Darlene, and adopted son Jack Johnston. Grandpa to 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Brother of Hazel Hall, and brother-in-law of Florence Farr, Edna Hilgartner, Pauline Klages and Audrey Murdoch. Ken was predeceased by his parents Norman and Ethel Fisk, by Irene’s parents Louis and Clara Klages, and by his brothers-in-law Bob Hall, Gerry Hilgartner, Alvin Klages, Gordon Klages, and Doug Farr. A family funeral service will be held at Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston on Saturday, March 16, with memorial services by the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends are invited to a reception to remember Ken’s life at the Harriston Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00pm. Memorial donations to Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church or Harriston Royal Canadian Legion Branch 296 would be appreciated and may be made through the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston. Online condolences may be left at www.hardyleefuneralhome.com

GEAREY, Kevin Donald

GEAREY, Kevin Donald   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin Donald Gearey on February 26, 2019 at Guelph General Hospital at the age of 74. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Catherine (Truax) of 43 years. Kevin will be lovingly remembered by all.

MEEREBOER, Jan

MEEREBOER, Jan on Monday March 4, 2019 at Hospice Wellington, Guelph, Jan Meereboer passed peacefully in his 90th year. Jan was the beloved husband of the late Ine Meereboer (1990), loving father of Ruud Meereboer (Lucille) and Mariette Rabacal (Jorge) and adoring Opa of Aranea, Katya, Robelle, Kjeld and Thiska. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Hospice Wellington for their amazing care. In accordance with Jan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Donations in his memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or you may send the family a condolence at  www.macintyrefamilyfuneralhome.com
 

SCARROW, Earl Clarence

SCARROW, Earl Clarence of Clifford passed away peacefully at Louise Marshall Hospital on Tuesday March 5, 2019 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Elsie (Dyce) Scarrow for 60 years. Dear father of Dan and Karen Scarrow of Waterloo, Donna and Maurice Beirnes of Listowel and Dayna Lambier and partner Greg Bast of Clifford. Grandpa of Brittany and Bryce Scarrow, Megan and Lauren Beirnes, Rebecca and Hannah Lambier. Brother of Jack Scarrow of Guelph, brother-in-law of Donna Scott (Roy Sutton), Bill and Barb Dyce, Judy Dyce, Jim Dyce, Andy and Patricia Dyce, Donna Dyce, Brenda and Ron Rooney, Audrey and Walter Peacock, Lindsay Dyce, Lynn and Rob Schmidt, John and Penny Dyce, Anna and Dave Langdon. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Morris and Ruby Scarrow, mother-in-law and father-in-law Emma and Frank Dyce, sister Joan and Jack McTavish, grand-daughter Emma Lambier, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Edwin Scott, Carol Scarrow, Roy Dyce, Kathy Dyce and Charlie Dyce. To honour Earl’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a period of visitation and a memorial service of remembrance at a later date and will be announced at that time. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital Auxiliary or the Gordonville Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Crawford Funeral Chapel, Arthur.   519-848-6872  www.heritagefuneralhomes.ca

STRACHAN, Donna Jean

STRACHAN, Donna Jean Passed away peacefully at the Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at age 88. Donna (nee Walker) was the beloved wife of Robert Strachan for 59 years. Loved mother of Laurie (John Matheson), Wayne Strachan (Maxine Chapman), and William Strachan (Christine). Dear grandmother of Johnny, Jennifer, Nicholas, and Connor. Daughter of the late Norman and Mary Walker. Beloved sister of Marjorie (late William Bell) and Janet (late James Holmes) and predeceased by her brothers Douglas (Elsie Walker), Bruce, and Ken (Esther Walker). Loved sister-in-law of William MacDuff (late June MacDuff) and the late James Strachan. Donna will also be missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Brault and the staff of Groves Memorial Hospital and Heritage River Retirement Home for their compassion and care. Friends will be received at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street, London, for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00pm. Interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens in Oldcastle at a later date. In memory of Donna, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Metropolitan United Church.

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