BRIGHT, Mel - With great sorrow, the family of Mel Bright wishes to share with you his passing, as he has left us to go home and be with his Heavenly Father on July 19, 2009. He is survived by his dear wife, Iris; son, Don (Jennifer, Timothy and fiancé Brittany, Ainsley), daughter, Cathy (David, Matthew, Alyssa, Christina) Kennedy, and son, Peter (Jennifer, Wesley, Sarah, Benjamin, Kathryn). Visitation will be at the Lounsbury Funeral Home , 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Wednesday, July 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will take place Thursday, July 23, 11 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Cambridge, with interment at New Hope Cemetery. Condolences and Memorials can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. All are welcome to attend and join us for to celebrate his life, and remembrance. John 14. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366
TAYLOR, Kathleen W. (Kaye) - September 10, 1918 to July 8, 2009 (Aged 90 years). It is with great sadness that the family of Kaye Taylor wishes to give notice of her passing. Kaye was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Taylor, (2003); her brother, and three sisters. She is survived by her much-loved immediate family: her son, Daniel Taylor; her granddaughter, Robyn Lea Taylor; her grandson, Brett Taylor, his wife Tracey, and their daughter, Nicole Ann Taylor, (a great-granddaughter who added special joy to her aging years), all of Kitchener-Waterloo; her daughter, Ruth Lea Taylor, of British Columbia and her surviving sister, Elizabeth Russell, of Sarnia, Ontario. Kaye will be remembered by all who knew her for her quick wit and sense of humour, qualities that lasted to the end. She was laughing with her family on the day she died. Kaye worked hard all of her life but particularly enjoyed her work as a certified nursing assistant in the new baby nursery at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital. She looked after many of the babies born to Kitchener-Waterloo families throughout the 50s and 60s and many mothers will remember the extra she gave of herself to her patients. Her old friends, her new friends at Heritage House in St. Jacobs and her family will miss her and her songs and her laughter. Funeral arrangements have been made through the Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd. at 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener. A short memorial of her life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 12 p.m.
AMANDA TRACEY FINCH March 11, 1982 - July 7, 2003 Always loved and remembered, she passed this way and went ahead.
LANGER, Rick - In loving memory of Rick Langer, who passed away fifteen years ago, July 7, 1994. Days of sadness still come over us, many think the wound is healed. But they little know the sorrow that lies in the heart concealed. Sadly missed by your whole family.
BUCKLEY, Samantha - In memory of our beautiful, loving, free-spirited daughter (the light of our lives) who left us on May 29, 2006. Death leaves a void that nothing can heal, Love leaves us memories no one can steal. You are always in our hearts. Love, Mom and Dad x x x x x
SHARON ZIEGLER October 7, 1946 - May 31, 2006 In our home Mom is fondly remembered, Sweet memories cling to her name. Those who loved her in life sincerely, Still love her in death just the same. Loving You Always -Tracy and Brad. We Love you and Miss you Grandma in Heaven - Rachel and Morgan.
HARNEY, Doug - In loving memory of a father, father-in-law and Poppy who passed away two years ago on May 31, 2007. Gone but never forgotten. Missed by Gary, Heather, Jennifer and Kyle.
Sharon (Boots) Ziegler October 7, 1946 - May 31, 2006 Time may help to ease the bitter pain Of the loss of one held dear. But only few know how we miss her, And the loneliness of this year. I try to be brave and remember She now is free from all pain, And at the road's end, God willing, We, too, shall meet again. Remembered by loving husband - Larry
PASNYK, Roger - Passed away suddenly, on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the age of 47. Beloved son of Kathleen Pasnyk UE and the late Raymond Pasnyk. Roger is survived by his extended family and will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew him. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Westmount Funeral Chapel , 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount Rd.), Kitchener, (519)-743-8900, on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the funeral home. Interment to take place at Williamsburg Cemetery.
SCHILL, Leo - Peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday, July 04, 2009, at the age of 82. Leo was the last surviving member of his family. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Norman and Cyril and by sisters, Florence and Rita. Will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Leo was a retired employee of Arrow Shirts Ltd., a lifetime member of St. Anne's RC Church and longtime member of Chicopee Ski Club. Mass will be held at St. Anne's RC Church, 268 East Avenue, Kitchener, on Friday, July 10, 2009 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 519-745-9495.
CARVALHO, Manuel - Passed away peacefully, at home with his family and friends by his side, on Monday, July 20, 2009, at the age of 72. Beloved husband to Maria (nee Ferreira) Carvalho for 44 years. Loving father of Madalena Fernandes (Don Croston) of Kitchener, and Liz Costa (Jack) of Conestogo. Dear grandpa to Marisa, Daniel, Justin, Joshua and Brianna. Dear brother of Joao Carvalho of Guelph. Manuel will also be missed by his niece, Miquelina Gruosso (Felice) and their family of Guelph. Manuel's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467. Parish prayers 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2009 followed by procession to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, 300 Simeon St., Kitchener for the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Father Gabriel Catarino officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Manuel's memorial.
POWER, Mary Ann - Peacefully passed away, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, July 20, 2009, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Leo F. Power. Dear mother of Kevin Power (Nancy), the late Brian Power, Tony Power (Sharon), Dale Power and Cathy Sammut (Chuck). Loving grandmother of Susan, Lisa, Tammy, Shelley, Tracy, Toni, Carrie, Lee and Carly and great-grandmother of 14. Special friend of Marcel Peletier. Survived by her sisters, Josephine, Margaret and Catherine. Predeceased by her brothers, Steve, Patrick and Frank. Mary was born in Bell Island, Newfoundland and was a longtime resident of Cambridge. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Gregory's RC Church, Cambridge on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. In memory of Mary, donations to the Ontario Lung Association would be appreciated. Happy Birthday Mom! July 23, 2009
MIKJANIEC, Luella - Passed away peacefully, at the Salvation Army A.R. Goudie Eventide Home, on Monday, July 20, 2009, to be with her Lord, at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Brunoslaw Mikjaniec. Dear mother of Chester (Anne) and Stanislaw. Beloved grandmother to Keith Stalker and Travis, Troy and Taryn Mikjaniec. Very lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Clayton, Clarence, Austin, Stanley, Albert and Mike and sisters, Monica and Beatrice. Survived by Rita Weiler. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. West, Kitchener, on Wednesday, July 22 from 7-9 p.m. and again on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Prayers at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart RC Church, 44 Shanley St., on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 10 o'clock. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, with lunch to follow at the home of Chester and Anne. Loving thanks to the entire First Floor nursing staff at the A.R. Goudie Home. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army A.R. Goudie Eventide Home.
NICHOLAS JOHN (NICK) HOFLINGER 1922 - 2009 It is with great sadness that the Hoflinger family announces Nick's passing at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Sunday, July 19, 2009. Nick will always be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Honey, and his twin sons, Grant and Greg, and their wives Marnie and Sue. Dear Grandpa to Natalie and Paul, Kyle and Evan. Dear brother of Kay Wigle (Jack) and brother-in-law to Dolly and Don Weaver, Sonny and Pat Hamel, and Eileen Neeb. Nick will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his beloved, special son, Ricky in 2006 and his parents, Nicholas and Katherine Hoflinger. Nick, with his family, was a pioneer in the frozen food industry, starting from a small meat market and later becoming the largest independent foodservice distributor in Canada. He was a founder of Canada's first national foodservice brand "Sunshine". He was President of K-W Food Services Ltd. (K-W Frosted Foods), Federated Foods Ltd., and Hoflinger Holdings Inc. He was one of the original board members of the K-W Habilitation Services and a member of Calvary Memorial United Church for many years. He was a former member of the Westmount Golf and Country Club and Atlantis Golf Club in Florida. Nick, Honey, and their children and families spent many wonderful happy years at their cottage in Muskoka, as well as their home in Florida. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Nick's life will be held in the chapel of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Reception will follow the service at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Calvary Memorial United Church (Memorial Fund) would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Nick, a donation will be made by the funeral home to the Trees for Learning Program.
KASTNER, Charlotte Anne - Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, July 20, 2009, in her 74th year. Beloved wife for 54 years to Robert Kastner, and loving mother of Douglas of Toronto, Karen of Bowmanville and Ellen of Toronto. Dear grandmother of Scott, Christopher, Dietrich, Elliott and Nathan. Also survived by her brother, Neil Smith of Orillia; and sisters, Mary Clarke and her husband Tom of Toronto, Audrey Babb and her husband Frank of Markstay, Wilma Drinkle of Orillia, Joan Moore of Toronto. Predeceased by her parents, Josephine and Dudley Smith. Charlotte was born on May 9, 1936 in District of Nippising, and came to Cambridge over 20 years ago. At the request of Charlotte, cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, (519-621-1650). As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
HARRY JOHN GIDGE, SR. December 9, 1953 - July 17, 2009 It is with great sadness that the family of Harry John Gidge, Sr. announces his passing on Friday, July 17, 2009 in his 56th year. Loving husband of Jackie (Denstedt). Dear and loving father to Zachary, Courtney and Sawyer, all at home. Also left to mourn are his sons, Harry Jr. (Tiffany) and Brian (Lacey), all of Stratford. Harry will be forever remembered by grandchildren, Carmondy, Aleesyia, Kurt and Kara. Also missed by his father, Abel (Dorothy) Gidge; brother, Donald (Viola) Burge; uncles and aunts, Arthur (Sarah) Gidge, Winston Gidge, Morley (Bernice) Gidge, Martha Gidge, all of Newfoundland; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clare and Bonnie Lou Denstedt. Harry was predeceased by his mother, Mary (Burge) Gidge in 1972; sister, Margaret Gidge in 2005; uncle, Sandy Gidge in 2003. Harry will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He will be missed by his co-workers at FAG Bearings, Stratford, where he was employed for 36 years. Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service in his memory will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Macton. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Grand River Hospital Neonatal Unit.
RIEDER, Margaret (Marg) Elizabeth - 88 years of life ended peacefully in the wee hours of July 18, 2009 at Grand River Hospital. She was technically born in Hamilton, but she was a Kitchener girl from beginning to end. All these years were ones well lived. The Depression, the War years, the post-War boom. These were amazing times and were mostly shared with her high school sweetheart, noted architect A. Carl Rieder. Together they built a little paradise on the banks of the Grand River and tended their garden there for about 60 years. Marg had an excellent alto voice and sang in choirs, operettas and the Philharmonic Society. She was a competitive sportswoman. She played tennis, curled, rode horseback, and, perhaps her favourite sport, golf. She was sublimely happy in the open air with her friends. Her world was not confined to Southern Ontario, far from it. There was the Queen Mary trip to Europe, Expo in Osaka, the highlights of South America, and a safari in Africa. There were many sunny winters spent with family in Arizona. Marg was fortunate in many ways, but her soft heart made her a willing volunteer for many years with local hospitals and charities. She also enjoyed excellent health up until her 84th year, when adversity struck her hard. She contracted numerous painful afflictions. She had to move from her old home and she lost the love of her life all in short order. It was an inspiration to all around her the way in which she rose to these troubles. She was sorely tested, but she passed those tests with honours. She leaves behind an admiring family who will miss her dearly: son, Christopher Rieder (Jackie) of Salt Spring Island, B.C.; daughter, Deborah Young (David) of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren, Trevor Tibbets and Jessica Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Cristal and Sophie Gonzales. Survived by her brother, Bud Hayes; sister-in-law, Florence; and numerous very kind and thoughtful Hayes and Devenney nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Carl; her parents, Cyril and Frances Hayes; and brother, Allan. The family profusely thanks the warm, kind and capable staff of the extended care wing of The Village at Winston Park. Also the doctors and generous staff at St. Mary's and Grand River Hospitals. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Private funeral arrangements are entrusted to Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 519-745-9495.