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ONTARIO - Kitchener-Waterloo - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 13

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PILKINGTON, Helen Susan - Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, in her 97th year. Beloved mother of Gordon of Fonthill, Robert and his wife Margaret of Cambridge, Ralph and his wife Jane of Puslinch, and Marjorie Roossinck and her husband Cecil of Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Elizabeth Hayhoe; two sons, Arthur and Harold; two brothers, Arthur and Frank and sister, Mabel and two granddaughters. Mrs. Pilkington was born in Toronto on February 26, 1913 and came to Cambridge in 1938. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment Mount View Cemetery. If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Gideons.

WAGLER, Melvin Noah - Passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital. Melvin resided in Millbank and was born 66 years ago in Wellesley Township. Beloved husband of Anna Mae (Kuepfer) Wagler whom he married September 12, 1970. Loving father of Rhoda and Jeffery Kuepfer of RR 1, Lucknow, Jennifer and Willis Martin of Drayton. Dear son of Emma (Zehr) Wagler of Brunner and the late Allan R. Wagler. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Travis, Tyler, Emma, Annette, Curtis, Kendrick and Hannah. Remembered by his sisters, Ruth Wagler of Newton, Erma and Ervin Horst of New Hamburg, Shirley and Wayne Erb of RR 1, Milverton, Elaine and Ronald Gerber of Newton; brothers, Mervin and Wanda Wagler of RR 1, Wellesley, Murray and Hannah Wagler of RR 1, Millbank, Mark and June Wagler of RR 1, St. Charles, Wayne and Dianne Wagler of RR 1, Milverton and also his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Steven and Mary Kuepfer, Marlene and Ezra Streicher, Marion and Israel Albrecht, Dianne and Wayne Wagler and Donald and Virginia Kuepfer. Melvin was predeceased by sister, Lauren; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sarah and Lorne Kuepfer; sister-in-law, Miriam Wagler and nephew, Mark Albrecht. Melvin was a member of Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church, Wellesley. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 7 Spencer Street, Milverton tonight Friday from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and again Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Sunday August 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church, Wellesley with Bishop Arthur Gerber officiating. Interment in Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Masters International Ministries or London Guest House.

UPMALIS, John - After a long illness, at University Hospital, on Thursday, July 30, 2009, John Upmalis, in his 56th year. Beloved son of Ausma and Henry Upmalis. Loving brother of Dr. David Upmalis and wife Heather and sister-in-law, Gail Upmalis. Sadly missed by his niece, Jordan and nephews, Jeffery, Thomas and Robert. Predeceased by his sister, Ruth Ann and his brothers, Michael Alfred and Martin Andrew. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home (519-433-5184). Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, ON N6B 3H8.

WILSON-WHITEHOUSE, Christine - Passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Giles United Church, 85 Holton Avenue South (at Main Street East), Hamilton, on Monday, August 3, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow.

MARQUARDT, Jack A. - On Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Hamilton General Hospital. Jack Marquardt of RR 1, Alma. Beloved husband of the late Fay (Wilson) Marquardt (2000). Jack is lovingly remembered by Grace Hicks. Dear father of Julie and Marty Trapp of RR 1, Elmira, Greg and Linda of Elora, Brad and Wendy of RR 1, Alma. Jack's memory will live on through his grandchildren, Austin and Chloe Trapp, Wade and Bria Marquardt and Alexa Marquardt. Brother of Harold and Mary, Earl and Bonnie, Bruce and Marion, Ruth and Robert Tschanz. Jack will be missed by Grace's children, Cheryl and Keith Bridge and Heather Hicks. Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Metha (Guenther) Marquardt and one brother, Wilfred. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, August 3rd at 11 a.m. with The Rev. Linda J. Bell officiating. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau. In his memory, donations to the Alma United Church or Palmerston and District Hospital would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

DE SOUSA, Angelina - Peacefully, at her residence, on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the age of 93. Angelina de Sousa of Kitchener, beloved wife of the late Eliseu de Sousa (1985). Beloved mother of Fernando and his wife Ana Maria de Sousa, Maria and her husband Roberto Pacheco and Marta de Sousa Adams and her husband George. Cherished grandmother of Nancy de Sousa-Ehiorobo and her husband Page, Allan de Sousa, Jennifer and her husband Christopher Shaw and Ryan Pacheco and great-grandmother of Jayden de Sousa Ehiorobo and Elijah de Sousa Shaw. Dear sister of Maria da Conceicao, Francisco, and predeceased by Maria dos Anjos, Rosalina, Jose and Idalina. Angelina's family will receive relatives and friends today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Saturday, August 1, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. then transfer will be made to St. Anne's RC Church (268 East Avenue, Kitchener) for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, remembrances to the Carcinoid NETS Cancer (www. or the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www. for Angelina's memorial.

JEAN GUY MORIN 1949 - 2009 Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Cherished husband of Judy. Dear father of Sylvain, Mark, Lillian, Mabel, Suzanne, Jean-Guy, Rachel, Carry-Ann, and Danny; step-father of Monica and Karen Yantz. Beloved grandfather of Hailey and Joshua and Brayden and Dominic. Brother of Michel, Real and Lillian. Jean Guy will be sadly missed by his extended family. Predeceased by parents, Romeo and Fabiola (nee Imbeault). Friends are invited to share their memories of Jean Guy with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Saturday, August 1, 2009 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation will follow. The memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 2 p.m. Private family interment at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged through the funeral home at or 519-745-8445.

ROTH, Lisa Remmel - Lisa ended her life after struggling with mental illness for many years. Lisa was born 23 years ago in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. She will be sadly missed by her parents, Charles and Mary (Remmel) Roth and her brother, Kevin, all of New Hamburg. Dear granddaughter of Harold and Julia Ann Roth of Gadshill and Richard Remmel of Tavistock. Also remembered by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Lisa was predeceased by her grandmother, Ida Remmel. Lisa graduated from Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School, Baden. She loved her horse "Q.H." and enjoyed being with her friends at the horse stables on Wiebe Farms. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Friday, July 31, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at North Easthope Reformed Mennonite Church, 1993 Perth Line 43 at 2 p.m. with Alan Bankert officiating. Interment in Wilmot Reformed Mennonite Cemetery. Cremation has occurred. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Recovery Incorporated which is a self help group organization that helped Lisa and others with mental illness.

HILL, Shauna Marie (Hughes) - 25, of Westmount. It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful and loving Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, and Granddaughter, Shauna Hill on July 28, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Wolfville, she was the daughter of Mr. James and the late Leslie (Taylor) Hughes. Shauna was a loving, and caring mother to her two precious daughters, Elizabeth and Emily, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was the happiest being with her darling daughters. Besides her parents, James and Karen (Moore) Hughes, Shauna is survived by her husband, Ben Hill; two daughters, Elizabeth and Emily; siblings, Steven (Melissa), Nathaniel, Leah, Dylan, Derek, and Adam; mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Valerie Hill; sister-in-law, Candace; brother-in-law, Matthew (Nicole). She is also survived by grandparents, Laura and Keith Taylor; grandmother, Patricia Hughes and great-grandmother, Roxie Schofield; as well as her special aunt, Leola (Ashford) Crawford, aunts, uncles, nieces nephews, and cousins. Besides her mother, Leslie Hughes, she was predeceased by great-grandfather, Edward Schofield. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009 at the S.W. Chant Son Funeral Home , 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney with Pastor Kevin Mattatall officiating. Private burial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the ALS Society or the Cape Breton Palliative Care. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

MARTIN, Susannah (Mrs. Norman) - On Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at the home of Abner Steckle, RR 1, St. Clements, in her 96th year. The former Susannah Brubacher, wife of the late, Norman G. Martin (1997). Mother of Mary and Sidney Martin of RR 3, Mount Forest, Betty and Urias Weber of RR 5, Mount Forest, Katie and Delton Bearinger of RR 5, Mount Forest, Irene and Abner Steckle of RR 1, St. Clements, John and Martha Martin of RR 1, St. Jacobs. 49 grandchildren and 192 great-grandchildren also survive. Sister of Lovina Bauman of RR 4, Elmira and David Brubacher of RR 3, Listowel; sister-in-law of Annie Martin of RR 6, Mount Forest. Predeceased by her parents, David and Susannah Brubacher; one daughter in infancy; three brothers; two sisters; two sisters in infancy; and one granddaughter. Friends may call at the home of John B. Martin of RR 1, St. Jacobs today (Thursday) from 1-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9 a.m. then to Conestogo Mennonite Meeting house for further service and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira.

MARTIN, Carol (Mrs. Simeon B.) - Called home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, in her 75th year. Carol (White) Martin of St. Jacobs had recently returned from Cameroon due to illness and passed away peacefully with family by her side at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Simeon B. Martin (2005). Loving mother of Susan and Keith Howard of Lacombe, Alta., Eric of Kitchener, Paul and Deb of St. Jacobs, Jean Swartzentruber and Ron Cressman of Mount Forest, John of Kitchener, Linda and Harry Sahagian of Stouffville. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchi1dren, Anne and Zachary Frantz, Stephen Howard, Daniel and Kathleen Swartzentruber, Amanda Swartzentruber, Austin Martin, Matthew Sahagian; and by her two great-grandchildren, Simeon Blaze and Alice Bea Frantz. Sister of Pat and Robert Stephens, Nancy White and sister-in-law of Alice Martin, Loreen Martin and Susannah Clemmer. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and their families and by her special friends, Gary and Sharon Blake and their family and Terry Mambella. Predeceased by her parents, Judson and Alice (Kueneman) White; and her sister, Elizabeth Schmidt. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Friday, July 31, 2009 (today) from 1-4 and 6:30-9 p.m. A private family interment will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harold Brill officiating. In her memory, donations to Lutheran Bible Translators or International Rain Forest School (Cameroon) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

ROPE, Don - It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the loss of our amazing father and grandfather, Don Rope; who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 81st year. In the spring of 1955 Sault Ste Marie sportswriter Paul Patton wrote a column about Don Rope, calling him one of the most gifted and versatile athletes to ever make the Sault port of call. "We don't know if the folks down in Galt where he'll be teaching next year know the manner of the man they're getting." wrote Patton. "It won't take them much effort to find out." It didn't. In the next few decades Rope became an invaluable member of the community providing rare leadership in many areas of the city's sporting life. But his influence extended beyond the confines of Waterloo County to the national and international arenas. Rope, a Winnipeg native and gifted young hockey player who had learned to play the game on the frozen Red River, had been brought east by the Toronto organization to attend St. Michael's College after signing a prestigious 'C' form. As a kid Rope was a Leaf fan, thanks in large part to his mother and Foster Hewitt. He kept a picture of his idol, Syl Apps, in his scrapbook all his life. And he counted Jesse Owens, whom he saw in Winnipeg, as one of the major influences of this period. Rope lost his mother early, and his father went to Vancouver following work, so at 13, Rope stayed with relatives and friends, and eventually attended St. Paul's College H.S. as a boarder. His sports: hockey, football, baseball-he played third base for the Elmwood Giants Jr. team, provincial and Western Canadian champions - lacrosse, soccer, track and field. He helped his teams win many city and provincial championships. At St. Mike's, where he roomed with Tim Horton, he blossomed under the coaching of Joe Primeau and attended the Leaf camp in '49. He also enrolled at the University of Toronto, playing soccer and hockey for the Varsity Blues, and began playing with the Toronto Marlboros seniors under Primeau. The Dukes won the Allan Cup that year. "A lot of guys in the pro ranks today don't belong on the same sheet of ice as him," said one writer. Rope would represent Canada at two Olympic Games - 1956 at Cortina, Italy and 1960 at Squaw Valley, Calif. - winning bronze and silver. Rope, who became physical education head at Glenview Park Secondary School, was an active member of the Soper Park Tennis Club, even teaming with the legendary Hilda Ranscombe to win some doubles championships. With wife Benita, he formed the highly successful Cambridge Kips gymnastics club and helped produce national and Olympic-calibre gymnasts like Patti-Jo Knorr, Linda Bartolini and Sherry Hawco. Daughter Patti was Canada's top gymnast at the 1976 Montreal Games. "One of the nicest things about coaching is that you meet some wonderful individuals, future leaders of society," he said. The highlights were many: the Cortina Olympics, the Allan Cups, the Leaf camps and seeing his three daughters grow up. They were all top athletes in their own right. Rope was a member of Canada's elite coaching staff from 1975-82, and won the Cambridge Contributor award in 1977. Today the award is named the Don and Benita Rope Award. In the late 1990's Rope became a member of the Cambridge Trails Advisory Committee and was instrumental in organizing the Cambridge Tour de Grand. He received the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in 1976, and has earned many other accolades over the years, including a prestigious Stewart Award for teacher excellence in 1987, the year he retired. He won the first Stewart Award in 1974. "I get more from the students then I give to them," Rope said. "I feel so fortunate to have met so many special people in all walks of life, especially in teaching and in sports, and to have three wonderful daughters and families to enjoy. There were some setbacks, but only temporary." He enjoyed being a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 121. He is survived by his former wife Benita; his daughters, Laurie Kennedy (Barry), Patti Portis (John) and Marnie Cook (Colin), as well as his nine grandchildren, Matthew, Michelle, Ambrose, Sarah, Micah, Anna, Ramee, Emilee and Adam. The family will receive friends at Corbett Funeral Home , 95 Dundas St., Cambridge on Friday, July 31, 2009 from 3-4 p.m. with the service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Lawrie for his compassion and care as well as the staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. King of the Road "The sweetest mile you'll ever roam is the last mile home."

PEARSON, Jason Noel - Born November 29, 1977, died suddenly on July 26, 2009. Jason is survived by his loving family. A private gathering for family and friends will take place today. Donations can be made to the K-W Humane Society by calling the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home & Chapel , 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener at 519.742.4481

STEWART, Jandelynne Joyce - It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our baby girl who was stillborn at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Sunday, July 26, 2009. She will be sadly missed by her Mom and Dad, Jennifer MacNeil and Ben Stewart and also by brother, Dareian; and sister, Sevan all of Arthur. Also greatly missed by Grandma Joyce and Grandpa Delmer Stewart. A memorial service will be held at the Crawford Funeral Home , 243 George St. Arthur, on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 2 p.m. Remembrances to Groves Memorial Hospital Foundation - CT Scan would be greatly appreciated by the family. Crawford Funeral Home 519-848-6872

KOENIG, Hannah Christine - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Vernon Koenig (1966). Loving mother of Marlene Kells and her husband Jim of Saskatoon and Anne Goulter and her husband Tom of Markdale. Adored grandmother of Jennifer, Megan and Trevor. Dear sister of Tena Thompson (Les) of Kitchener. Sister-in-law of Ruth MacLeod, Murdena MacLeod of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Elmer Koenig (Shirley), Reta Glasser, Maurice Koenig (Glennis). Predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Malcolm and Bill. A celebration of Hannah's life will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2009 in the chapel of the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Rev. Katharine Edmonstone of Highland Road United Church officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit for Hannah's memorial.

HEER, Wilfred H. “Bill” - Passed away, peacefully, on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at A.R. Goudie Eventide Home, at the age of 91 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy A. (nee Kraft) for 69 years. Loving father of Doreen Vinandy (Brian), Sharon Fleischman and her husband Michael, Tom (Donna) and Jim and his wife Jeannie. Cherished grandpa of Robert, Debbie and Nicholas. Great-grandpa of six great-grandchildren. Bill will be dearly missed by his extended family. In celebration of Bill’s life, a prayer service will be held in the chapel of Parkview Cemetery, 335 University Ave. E., Waterloo on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family and may be placed by contacting the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 519-749-8467. Visit for Bill’s memorial.

MEL BOSHART In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed away July 21, 2007. A life so rich and loving, so generous and kind, can't help but leave a legacy of memories behind. A cheerful smile, a heart of Gold, never selfish, always kind, are the memories you left behind. While you peacefully sleep, fond memories of you we will always keep. Lovingly remembered by Eileen and family.

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