HEUBACH, Gerine Gladys - Peacefully on Monday, July 13, 2009 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital in her 95th year. Surviving is her son, David and his companion JoAnne Kocher; her grandsons, Thomas of Vancouver and Robert and his companion Heather Thomas of Kitchener. Gerine was a retired employee of Cluett-Peabody (Arrow Shirts). In her younger years she was very active at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church serving as a Sunday school teacher and later as the co-ordinator of the Sunday school. She is predeceased by her husband, George; her parents, Herbert and Laura Bechtel; sister, Evelyn, Mabel and Priscilla and her brother, Clarence. She is survived by her sister, Almeda Reeve; sister-in-law, Doris Bechtel; brother-in-law, Edward Heubach. Special thanks to the nursing staff of the 6D south and to the staff of The Westmount LTC Facility who provided excellent care for the last three years. At Gerine's request cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service for family and friends to celebrate Gerine's life will be held in the chapel at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (54 Benton Street, Kitchener) on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Malina officiating. In her memory, donations to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home (51 Benton St., Kitchener, 519-742-4481).
BOWES, Jim - At Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday, July 13, 2009, Mr. James Allen Bowes of Listowel, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Shirley (Bowman) Bowes to whom he was married for 50 years. Father of Mark Bowes of Banff, Alberta. Brother of Betty Campbell of Hanover. Predeceased by his parents, William and Irma (Bluhm) Bowes; his brother, Don Bowes, and his sister, Mary Seim. Jim lived in Kitchener from 1949 - 1997 where he was a member of the K-W Navy Association. He loved fishing, travelling, gardening, hunting and the outdoors. Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home , Listowel on Saturday, July 18, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Reverend George Russell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or Parkinson Society would be appreciated.
MacMILLAN, Trevor James - Of Puslinch Township, passed away suddenly in his 37th year. Beloved son of Nancy (Ewald) of Puslinch and the late George (1998). Loving father to Roy E. MacMillan. Dear brother to Shawn (Joanna) of Rockwood and Kyle (Shannon) of Guelph. Uncle to Cian, Cadan and Kyla. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel , 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.) and Thursday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Crieff on Friday, July 17, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions the Canadian Diabetes Association, 14 Irvin Street, Suite 1, Kitchener, ON N2H 1K8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 4A-214 Speedvale Ave. W., Guelph N1H 1C4 would be appreciated.
HALLMAN, Murray Ward - Peacefully entered into rest, on July 12, 2009 at Crescent Care Nursing Home in Harriston, Ont., in his 75th year. Predeceased by his wife, Mary Humphries. He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Heather Hallman. Murray will be fondly remembered by good friend, Tracey Deveney of 27 years and Ruth Barar from the Salvation Army. He was a longtime elder of the Knox Presbyterian Church (Galt) and later joined the Salvation Army. Friends and family will be received at the Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrew's Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 (today) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 15 from 10-11 a.m. Service to be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.
STEINMAN, Neil C. - Neil Christian Steinman, 83, of Woodstock and formerly of the Cassel area passed away in Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday, July 11, 2009. He was born in East Zorra Township on June 20, 1926, a son of the late Moses and Katie (Zehr) Steinman. Neil was the proud owner of Neil Steinman Well Drilling of Cassel and a member of Cassel Mennonite Church. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Esther Idella Cressman, on November 5, 1986 and his brother, Gordon Steinman, on November 8, 2006. He is the loving husband of Marnie Steinman; beloved stepfather of Pamela Peters of Woodstock, Andrew and Sharn Pitcher of Calgary, Jodilynn Pitcher of London; dear brother of Wilfred and wife Vivian Steinman of Woodstock, Floyd and wife Catherine Steinman of Tavistock; dear brother-in-law of Audrey Steinman of New Hamburg, Helen Brubacher, Maynard and Carol Cressman, Robert and Shirley Potts; cherished grandfather of Tara and Breanne Peters, Ariya and Andorra Pitcher; cherished uncle of Janice and John Beecraft, Ruth and Glen Zafe, Carl and Chris Steinman, Larry and Cindy Steinman, Ann and Dave Honderich, Lorna and Larry Roth. He will be sadly missed by his loyal pal "Boomer" (his dachshund dog). Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home , 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Whitehead will officiate. Interment in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, 16th line. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Tavistock & District Historical Society, Woodstock General Hospital or Cassel Mennonite Church would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431.
COOK, Arnold - At Royal Terrace, Palmerston, on Friday, July 10, 2009, Mr. Arnold Elmer Cook, formerly of Belgrave and Blyth, in his 83rd year. Husband of Erma (Bailey) Cook of Listowel. Father of Sharon Cook of London, Janet and Lyle Denny of RR 1, Gowanstown, Jeff and Vicki Cook of Strathroy, and Brad and Leslie Cook of Parkhill. Grandfather of Aleshia and Janelle Denny, Brandon and Candace Cook, and C.J. and Jesse Cook. Brother of Violet and Ron Taylor of Victoria, B.C., and Ruth and Garth McClinchey of Goderich. Predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Boak and her husband Jim. Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home , Listowel on Tuesday, July 14, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Reverend Don Vair officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.
BRISTOW, Rebecca - Suddenly on Thursday, July 9, 2009, in her home in Cobourg, at the age of 81 years. Loving mother of David and his wife Donna Bristow of Colorado Springs, Lynda Ross and her husband Jeremy Mouat of Camrose, Alta., Donald Bristow and his wife Susan Rivet of Cobourg and Paul and his wife Yollanda Bristow of Texas. Rebecca will be forever remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; and her beloved son, Anthony. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 1-2 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the chapel of the funeral home at 2 p.m. Rabbi Lori Cohen officiating. Interment at Parkview Cemetery following the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario can be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-745-9495.
FERBER, Emmerich - Emmerich in his 80th year, passed away after a short illness at Wellington Terrace, Fergus. Predeceased by his loving wife, Anna. Will always be remembered by his son, Konrad and wife Lori of Elora. Predeceased by his daughters, Karin and Dorin. Greatly missed by his grandchildren, Karen, Laurin, Cortney, Stephan, Garett, Alexander, Alysha, Samantha, Victoria and twins Antonio and Annabella; and great-grandchildren, Megan and Mason. Emmerich was born in Hungary in 1930, met Anna in Germany and they married in 1952. They emigrated to Canada with their three children in 1957. Emmerich spent his entire working life in the automotive industry, first at BMW in Germany and later at Budd in Canada, Emmerich retired early in the mid 90's as a result of a stroke. Soccer was his passion and he enjoyed playing it most of his life, in his later years tennis became his new passion. Many thanks to the entire staff of the Wellington Terrace for their kindness, thoughtfulness and professionalism. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Township of Centre Wellington - children's sports. Cremation has taken place as per Emmerich's wishes. A private family interment will take place at a future date. Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home , 37 Church Street, Elora 519 846 5352.
RETA PEARL DUNKE 1917-2009 Passed away peacefully, Reta Pearl Dunke was received into the arms of Jesus on the morning of Friday, July 10, 2009. She was 92 years old. She was the former Reta Schedewitz, daughter of the late Simon and Sophia Schedewitz. Born in Yatton on January 10, 1917 where she was raised and also lived in Elmira, Waterloo and for many years on Morrison Road in Kitchener. For the past five years, she has been a resident of Victoria Place in Kitchener. Reta married Carlton Dunke on July 19, 1958. He predeceased her in 1993. She is survived by six nieces and nephews, June Pettie, Wayne Schedewitz, Joan Blackie, Gloria Wegener, Michael and William Weichel. A special great-nephew, Mark O'Leavey also survives. Many great nieces and nephews will remember her. Predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Weichel; two brothers, Clayton and Howard Schedewitz; a niece, Jean O'Leavey; and a nephew, William Schedewitz. Reta loved to paint landscapes and she was fond of travelling. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Kitchener and she spoke many times of her love for the Lord. Reta's family would be pleased to receive relatives and friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo Saturday, July 11, 2009 (today) from 6 - 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Terry Hursh officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Interment at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Condolences for the family and donations to Hope Lutheran Church can be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Reta, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.
EVELYN WARNHOLTZ 1920 - 2009 Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in her 90th year. Evelyn is joyously reunited with her husband, Anthony "Tony" Warnholtz who predeceased her in April and with her mother, Elizabeth Pigeon and brothers, Kenneth and Edward Pigeon. Evelyn is survived by her sister, Marjorie Wiles (Bill); sister-in-law, Edith Ellert; brother-in-law, Bill Warnholtz (Joy) and many nieces and nephews. She was a longtime employee of Forsyth Shirts and owner and operator along with her husband of Lazy Acres Camp in Whitestone. Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday, July 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Grand River Hospital Foundation and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Evelyn a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.
MacINTYRE, Hazel - Hazel left this world with the same zest she lived throughout her life, Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Doug for 46 years. Loving mother of Cameron MacIntyre (Lorraine), Susan Ball (Karl) and Deena Petrou (Peter) all of Waterloo. Nana to Robyn, Gavin, Holly, Curtis, Tyler, Abby, Cristina, and Nickolas. Predeceased by her parents, Morrish and Ada Leader of Hillsburgh. Hazel enjoyed life with her family and friends at their home in Florida, at the cottage at Lake Erie, and their home in Waterloo. She enjoyed driving her red convertible to the casino and to the cottage and visiting her many loving friends. Hazel's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1-1:45 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in the chapel of the funeral home. Rev. Paul McIlwraith officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to KidsAbility or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Special thanks to C.C.A.C and all of our friends and family who helped our wife and mother. Visit www.henry walser.com for Hazelís memorial.
BUTTON, Betty Irene (Moore) - Passed away suddenly, on Monday, June 1, 2009, at her residence in Baden. Betty Button, formerly of Plattsville, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) Button who predeceased her May 2, 1995. Loving mother of Darlene Button and Robert Scott of New Hamburg, Lyle and his wife Sue of Wolverton, Colleen Button of Baden and Cindy Youmans of Plattsville. Sadly missed by her ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother, Harold Moore of Calgary and Lloyd Moore of Paris and sister, Dorothy Madden of Brantford. Predeceased by her sister, Loretta Wright. A Private Family Service will be conducted at the Glendinning Funeral Home , 40 William St., Plattsville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, 911 Queens Blvd., Kitchener, Ont., N2N 1B1 would be appreciated by the family.
JUDY KREISCHER 1963 - 2009 Judy died peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Sunday, May 31, 2009. She was 45 years old. She fought a courageous battle with cancer. Judy was the beloved wife of Herb and devoted and loving mother to her only child, Olivia. She will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Hana and Milo Hofrichter of Kitchener; sister, Dagmar and husband Terry Kraft of Kitchener; parents-in-law, Anna and Michael Kreischer of Kitchener; sister-in-law, Elfrieda and husband Peter Walesch of Waterloo and her very special nieces, Amanda and Stephanie Kraft and Tanya Walesch. Judy was born in Jablonec nad/Nisou of the Czech Republic and came to Kitchener with her family at the age of five. She worked as a flight attendant for World Ways, Canadian Airlines and Air Canada. Most recently she was employed with Sears Travel. She loved to travel and enjoyed her many trips to Texas to visit her loyal friend Aniko. Judy had a passion for watching her sweet Olivia dance and perform. Her Olivia was her life. We would like to thank all the nurses at Grand River Hospital and Freeport Health Centre for their special care of Judy. Also special thanks are extended to Dr. Ward for her gentle and compassionate ways. To our extended families, friends and neighbours for your continued support, love and kind words during this very difficult time. Friends are invited to share memories of Judy with her family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Gillissie officiating. Cremation will follow. Condolences for the family or donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or Bethel Lutheran Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Judy, a donation to the Trees for Learning program will be made by the funeral home.
RYAN, Brendan Joseph - With his family at his bedside, Brendan passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of May Ryan (nee Whitehouse). Loving father of Angela Martin (Randy), Randy Ryan and Sherry Ryan (Doug King), all of Cambridge, and grandfather of Alex, Deanna, Thomas, Sadie and Chase. Dear brother of Matilda Lahey (Till) of Cambridge and Theresa Dobbin (Andrew), also of Cambridge, and George Ryan of Ayr. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Leo, Frank and Raymond. Brendan was an avid fisherman. He also loved to play Newfie music on his guitar and the accordion. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home , 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. Canon David Bowyer officiating. A Legion Service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion (Galt Branch 121) will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 7 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
ARNOLD, Florence Aurelia - 1926 - 2009, of Mildmay, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2009 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife for 64 years of marriage to John Peter Arnold. Cherished mother of Betty Lou (Robert) Borho of Waterloo, Gerald (Joan) Arnold of Mildmay, Mary Anne (Douglas) Murray of Calgary, Allan (Beverly) Arnold of Bloomingdale, Marlene (Richard) Borho of Kitchener, Marilyn (Charles) Meyer of Mildmay, Joan (Michael) Haelzle of Mildmay. Dear grandmother of Michelle (Steve) Harris, Laura (Michael) Haffner, Sherri and Kimberley Borho, all of Waterloo, Sheila Arnold (Robert Schnurr) of Mildmay, Tammy (Cameron) Hickling of Hanover and Michael Arnold of Olds, Alberta, Meaghan Murray of Calgary, Amanda Arnold of Kitchener, Erin (Todd Weinstein), Craig (Stephanie) Borho, Chad, Kerry and Kristen Borho all of Kitchener, Kristie (Darby) O'Hagan of Kincardine, Lindsay and Jennifer Meyer of Mildmay, Jeff, Kelly, Heather and Jamie Haelzle of Mildmay. Special great-grandmother to Kaitlin and Matthew Haffner, Sarah and Allison Harris, Jordan, Brett, Caleb and Connor Schnurr, Morgan, Madison and McKenna Hickling, Treyton and Tyson Weinstein. Survived by brothers and sisters, Madeline (Gordon) Steffler of Hanover, Anna Strauss of Maryhill, Josephine (Peter) Mitchell of Brantford, Albinus (Patricia) Huber of Mildmay, Geraldine Weiss of Severn Bridge, Melvin Huber (friend Judy) of Formosa and brother-in-law, Clarence (Barb) Arnold of St. Jacobs. Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Seraphine and Olivia (Bohnert) Huber; her brother, Linus Huber; sister-in-law, Helen Huber; brothers-in-law, Linus Strauss and Robert Weiss. Florence was a life-long member of Sacred Heart RC Church and the Catholic Women's League. She was actively involved in many organizations in the community. She inspired others by her example, determination and faithfulness. Her special personality shone among the many friends to whom she touched. Her reward was the love and trust of her family, the respect of close friends and the personal contentment that comes from knowing she always did her best. Florence's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cameron Funeral Home , Walkerton with parish prayers at 8:45 p.m. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Thursday morning followed by a procession to Sacred Heart Church, Mildmay for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father Terry Sehl as celebrant. Interment in Sacred Heart RC Cemetery, Mildmay. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice.
WEBER, Marie - Of Clifford, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Sunday, May 31, 2009. She was 72. Survived by daughter, Brenda (Rick) Ellis of Clifford; sons, Wayne (Lori) Weber of Kitchener, Paul (Lise) Weber of Kitchener, Dennis Weber of Toronto; grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Jeffrey, Carrie-Ann, Jennifer, Daniel, Jeremy, Joshua; great-grandchildren, Keegan and Ainsley. Also survived by a sister, Grace (Grant) Keller of Kitchener. Predeceased by husband, Louis Weber; brothers, Eldon and Allan Manto and a sister, Alice Roslyn. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home , Hanover, today (Tuesday) 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ayton. Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Ayton. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Trinity Lutheran Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.