ARNDT, Corrine Laura (nee Hesch) - Passed away peacefully on July 20, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital with her loving family by her side. Her family was the pride and joy of her life, while she was the heart and guiding hand of her family. She will be greatly missed by her husband and best friend of 60 years, Norman Arndt, her son Larry Arndt and his wife Nancy, grandson Mike Arndt and his wife Shannon, granddaughter Tracey Arndt, and great-granddaughter Cassie Marie Arndt. She will be lovingly remembered by brother Ken Hesch and his wife Helen, sisters-in-law Lorna Arndt, Wilma Witmer, Jean Higgins and her husband Roger, and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Clarence and Hannah Hesch, brother Lawrence Hesch, sister Geraldine Cleasby, and sister-in-law Audrey McLaughlin. Corrine's family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Henry Walser Funeral Home, (507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467). Parish prayers 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening. Following private family prayers, a funeral mass to celebrate Corrine's life will take place on Friday, July 24, 2009 at St. Anthony Daniel R.C. Church (29 Midland Dr., Kitchener) at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to St. Anthony Daniel R.C. Church, Kitchener, St. Mary's Cardiac Care Centre, or the charity of your choice (cards available at the funeral home). The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Dr. Ivan Jagas and his staff, the St. Mary's Cardiac Care Centre staff, and the nurses of the 5th floor at St. Mary's Hospital. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Corrine's memorial.
PAUL PHILLIP BAILEY 1952 - 2009 It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Paul will be sadly missed by his beloved daughter, Chelsea; parents, Stephen and Winifred; sisters, Cecilia (Mike), Anne (Pat); brothers, Stephen, Christopher (Jeanette), Keith (Helen); and his treasured nieces and nephews. Paul was an accomplished electrician, avid photographer and, in recent years, realized his lifelong dream of owning a sailboat. His wisdom, kindness, fun-loving sense of humour and insightful advice will be deeply missed. A gathering of friends and family will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home , 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens), Burlington (905-527-0405) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Vigil service for Paul will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 2016 Blairholm Ave. (at Brant Street), Burlington on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Homewood Volunteer Association Addiction Division, Guelph. Please sign the online Book of Condolence at www.baygardens.ca
HOLTOM, Margaret (nee Jones) - Passed away peacefully, on Saturday, July 18, 2009, in her 91st year. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack; dear friend, Ian Beacock; and siblings, Elmer Jones, Daisy Stager, Irene Smith and George Jones. Marg is survived by her loving sister, Marie (late Fred Bleich) and many loved ones including nieces, Audrey (the late Jim Willis), Doris (the late Geoff Johnston), Rita (Ted King), Donna (Gary Hopcraft), Gwen (Mark Kennedy), Sheri Gamble (Mark Sanders) and many other loving relatives and friends. Family and friends will be welcomed to the visitation on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Lounsbury Funeral Home , 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew's Hespeler Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Those who wish, may make memorial donations to St. Andrew's Hespeler Presbyterian Church. A lifelong resident of Hespeler, Margaret will be sorely missed by all. May we all live with as much joy as she did for 90 years. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366
JOHN RAMZAN 1917 - 2009 Passed away peacefully at his home, on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at age 92. Beloved husband of Mahabuban (Lynnette) for 66 years; loving grandfather of Rasheed - who he raised as a son; dear father of Neshia and Sibley Hussain, Farida and Mike Shiriff, Zakir and Zymoon Ramzan, Zai and Brian Eberschlag, Fazil Ramzan, Farouk (King) and Rafena Ramzan, Fiza Ramzan, and Fazie and Masood Yakub; loved grandfather of Shameer, Ikbal, Halima, Yasmin, Shan and Trang, Nazim and Becky, Christina, Lynnette, Lisha, Melissa, Andy, Ayesha, Jonathan, and Roger; great-grandfather of Ashton, Amber, and Alyssa. Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Prayers will be held on Friday, July 24, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the Erb Street Mosque, Waterloo. The interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery, 335 University Ave., Waterloo. Condolences for the family and, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of John, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.
KNEZEVICI, Persida - The family sadly announces the sudden passing of their mother, Persida Knezevici, at her residence on Tuesday July 21, 2009, in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late Lazar Knezevici (1985). Beloved mother of Peter and his wife Anna and Lazar and his wife Maria Knezevici, both of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Laura, Melissa, Peter Jr. and Daniel Knezevici, and Diana and her husband Paul Mundrean. Survived by a sister-in-law, Katherine Schauble and brother-in-law, Peter Kenezone both of Fort Erie and nephews in Timisoara, Romania. Mrs. Knezevici's family will receive friends and relatives at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel , (51 Benton at Church St.) Kitchener on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Panachyda will be offered on Friday evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church (2150 Bleams Road, Kitchener) on Saturday July 25th, 2009 at 11 a.m. The Very Reverend Dumitru Ichim officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Donations to St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy by the family, by calling the funeral home at 519-742-4481 or condolences to www.MeM.com
ANDERSON, Kathy Ann (nee Sovari) - Passed suddenly, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in her 53rd year. Loving wife of Richard for 32 years. Beloved sister of Deb Schaefer (Brian) of Simcoe; Bill "Butch" (Shelley) of Kitchener; Steven (Brenda) of Waterloo. Daughter-in-law of Geraldine Anderson of Kitchener. Sister-in-law of Pat Buchanan (Wes) of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; Barb Anderson of Leamington; Gail Manderson (John Hintz) of Kitchener; Brian Anderson (Linda) of Waterloo; June Demers (Brian) of Tilbury; Tammy Lopes (Paul) of Kitchener; Bill Anderson (Kim) of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and her many friends. Sadly missed by her best friend and faithful companion, Saatscha. Predeceased by her parents, Margaret Joyce Sovari (nee Stahlbaum) and William Sovari, and by father-in-law, Richard Anderson Sr. "Make your life an adventure." The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held from the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation. Reception will follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. "Chow, Dudes"
HORST, Iona May (Meyer) - Passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on July 22, 2009. Iona was born 97 years ago March 7, 1912 in Zurich, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Lorne Horst who predeceased her April 13, 2001. Loving mother of Dennis Lorne Horst and his wife Arlene of Florida, Marlene May (Horst) and her husband Nathan Gingerich of Baden. Remembered by her daughter-in-law, Nelda Horst of Kitchener. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Diane (Rob), Darlene (Rick), Darrin (Collette) all of Florida, Cheryl (John), Scott (Colleen), Doug (Bonnie), Bradley (Karen) all of Ontario, Cindy and Jonathan both of Calgary and her 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Iona was predeceased by three brothers, Emmanuel Meyer, Jake Meyer, John Meyer and her sister, Pearl (Meyer) Brock. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Iona was predeceased by her parents, John and Leah (Gascho) Meyer; son, Douglas John Horst; grandson, Donald Lorne Horst; and granddaughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Kenkel. Iona was a lifelong member at First Mennonite Church in Kitchener where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School, leading girls clubs and WMSA Sewing Circle. She worked at many jobs throughout her life but the one she talked about the most was her job at Smiles and Chuckles Candy Factory. Up until a couple of weeks ago, mother was still entertaining caregivers and visitors with her mouth organ medleys which she was used to doing with her husband Lorne. Iona was also an artist and her paintings of scenery and flowers will be enjoyed by family, for years to come. A book has been compiled of all her paintings and will be on view at the funeral home. To celebrate Iona's life, friends and relatives are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Monday, July 27, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The casket will be open at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2009. Everyone is invited with Iona's family to join them in the church basement for a time of refreshments and fellowship following the interment in First Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to First Mennonite Church.
PIPHER, Linda Marie - Suddenly, at her residence in Cambridge, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at the age of 60. Loving and cherished mother of Steve and his wife Lisa, and will be forever remembered by her brothers and sisters and her several nieces, nephews and friends. Linda enjoyed golf; she had a huge heart and was truly loved by everyone who knew her. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home , 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Cambridge and District Humane Society. www.corbettfuneralhome.ca
McLAUGHLIN, Dr. Wallace (Wally) A. - Professor of Civil Engineering, doting grandfather and father, and loving husband, died in Kincardine Hospital, July 5, 2009, at the age of 82, after a two-year struggle with cancer. Wally was born in Calgary to Maria Katerina Krickau on May 5, 1927. Despite growing up through the Depression in Saskatoon, he excelled in his high school studies, sports, and music while working to support his family. Upon graduation from the University of Saskatchewan, Wally worked for the Department of Highways, building the Trans Canada Highway. In 1951, he married Phyllis Victoria Costyk, and started a family. He received his doctorate in Engineering from Purdue University. They moved to Ontario in 1961, where Wally taught at the University of Waterloo until 1992, and was Dean of Engineering from 1974-1982. He was proud to be part of the young university's development into a world-class institute, and loved to reminisce about his years there. Wally also served on the Kitchener planning department, and taught engineering with CIDA in Brazil. His passion for learning and teaching shaped his career, and his enthusiasm for life led him to pursue adventures in farming, windsurfing, camping and travelling. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis; children, Dawn Mongillo, Deborah (Peter) Trocewicz, Mari McLaughlin, Michael (Jane) McLaughlin, Heather (Dennis) Ropp; grandchildren, Ursula, Daniel, Douglas, Colleen, Brendan, Joshua, Matthew, Kerri, Fiona, Montana, Nathan and Rachael; and great-grandchildren, Kevin, Zoe and Tate. Predeceased by his mother, Maria; sister, Vivian; and step-father, Benjamin. A family service will be held at a later date. As the family wishes to thank the hospital for their compassionate care, memorial donations can be directed to the Kincardine Community Health Care Foundation, 43 Queen St., Kincardine Ontario N2Z 1G6 - Attn: Diane Baldwin.
COOK, Ralph - Passed away suddenly, at his home in New Hamburg, on Monday, July 20, 2009. Ralph was born 63 years ago in Milverton and was the son of the late Reuben and Eva (Doering) Cook. Dear brother of Donald and wife Shirley Cook of Amulree and Gerald and wife Shirley Cook of Stratford. Sadly missed by nieces, Deb and husband Rick Lange, Karen and husband Rudy Dieghton; nephew, Gary Cook; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. Also remembered by longtime friend Dorothy Fewkes and her family. Ralph was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 532, New Hamburg where he enjoyed socializing and playing darts. He camped for many years in Bayfield. Ralph was employed as a carpenter with Richard Cook Construction. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will take place at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 4-7 p.m. Following the visitation a time of refreshments and fellowship will occur at the New Hamburg Legion. Interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, North Easthope Township. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 532, New Hamburg.
CHESNEY. The family of the late Wayne Morris Chesney wishes to express sincere appreciation to their many friends and family for expressions of sympathy, cards, floral tributes, donations to the ICU of K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital and other acts of kindness. A special thank you to the medical and nursing staff of K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario and Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Florida for their care, compassion and understanding during Wayne's illness, to Father Phil Sherlock for his comforting words and guidance through this difficult time and to T. Little & Son Funeral Home, Cambridge for their kindness and professionalism.
MAURICE R. PHILLION July 21, 1984 It's been 25 years Dad, I have missed you almost as long as I had you here with me. Many things have happened, but it always hurts that you weren't here to share them with. My four sons never knew you, but they do in many ways, as I have told them about the man you were and how much you would have loved them (and spoiled them). You are always and forever in my heart as is Mom. Love, Jan.
ISAAC, Phyllis - Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on July 30, 2009. The former Phyllis Mary Haines of Cambridge in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late, Douglas Isaac. Loving mother of Dave and his wife Suzanne, of Sauble Beach; and Rick and his wife Nora, of Shallow Lake. Cherished grandmother of Sean (Terra), Arron (Jess), Karena (Andy), Ellen, Beth, and Andrew; and great-grandmother of Fiona and Hudson. Dear sister of Hilda Moore, of Southey, Sask., and Ross Haines, of Raymore, Sask.; and sister-in-law of Elizabeth Scott, of Cambridge. Special aunt to Fran and Bob; and dear friend to Andrea, Sadie, Amy, Muriel, and Irene. Predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Ellen; brothers Alf, Frank and Hector; and nephews, Scotty and Bill. A very special thank you to the nurses and staff of Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, Dr. Suni Johnson and staff, staff of CCAC, Kathy Babin-Niven, and the Red Cross. Cremation has taken place. Family invite friends to join with them in celebration of Phyllis' life during a Memorial Service at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Cambridge (at Francis and Tait) on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10 o'clock. Interment in Mount View Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel , Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
SCOTT, Christine - Lakefield, Ontario. Christine Scott passed away peacefully, at Peterborough Hospital, on Thursday, July 30, 2009, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Scott (1973). Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to the late Joseph and Sadie Fowler. Loving mother of Blanche Hall (Wayne), Jim Scott (Vi), of Kitchener, Wilma Heer (Larry Henderson) of Cambridge, and Joe Scott (Sheila) of Lakefield. Devoted Nanny of 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one brother and four sisters. At her request cremation has taken place. Burial and memorial service will take place at a later date, to be announced.
POWELL, Nell - Peacefully at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Thursday, July 30, 2009 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gord Powell (1993). Dear mother of Dan (Lori) Powell of Kingston, Tony (Denise) Powell of Victoria, B.C., Donna (Rick) Graham of Cold Lake, Alb. and Jackie Powell-Loree of Guelph. Loving grandma of fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Survived by four brothers and one sister. Predeceased by brother, Tony Lekx. The family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George St., Arthur on Sunday August 2, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the Arthur United Church, 101 Tucker St., Arthur on Monday, August 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur to follow. The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in Nell's care during her various treatments and hospital stays. Crawford Funeral Home 519-848-6872
SOP, Paul - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Dragica (Mary) of 56 years. Much loved father of John, the late Joe and Mary. Dearest father-in-law to Darlene Parent, Todd Puljar (Debbie), Julie Wells. Loving and precious grandfather of Jason (Ashley), Michael, Evynne, Jessica, Jennifer, Kyle and Lindsay. Fondly remembered by his family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N. of QEW) on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 beginning at 12 p.m. The service will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to Lisaard House, 990 Speedsville Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4R6 (519-650-1221).
COURTNEY GASCHO - In memory of our precious daughter who died nine very long years ago on July 31, 2000: Polishing stars and making them shimmer, a job for an angel we can only remember; Forming each snowflake, each one unique, parting the clouds to take a peek; Whatever you're doing sweet angel above, we think of you always and hold you in love. You're safe and secure in our father's hands, we're missing you so, but He understands, And like stars or snowflakes, you're one of a kind and loved by the family that you left behind. We'll watch for your stars to light up the night, till one day we'll be there to hold you tight. Loved and missed more than words can describe by dad, mom and Shane.