RENNICK, Lorne - Mr. Lorne George Rennick, 87, a resident of the Mitchell Nursing Home, passed away peacefully at his residence, on Tuesday, July 28, 2009. Beloved husband of the late, Wilda (Gummow) Rennick (2001). Dear father of Murray Rennick (Ruby) of RR 2, Monkton and Mary Lingelbach (Ray) of New Hamburg. Loving grandfather of Christine Beuerman (Paul), Tricia Rennick (Dave Agnew), Kevin Rennick, Sara Lingelbach and David Lingelbach. Loving great-grandfather of Anthony and Makayla Beuerman. Dear brother-in-law of Phyllis Rennick of Monkton, Wilma Maddess of Milverton, Joe Gummow (Betty) of Stratford and Wilma "Barb" Gummow of London. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, George and Mabel (Osborn) Rennick; sisters, Meta and Viola; and brothers, Ernie and Ken. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home , 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Thursday, July 30, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday at Monkton United Church, Monkton from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment in North Logan Cemetery. Memorial donations to Monkton United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.
WOOLNER, Doreen Mae (nee Rosenberger) - Peacefully, on July 28, 2009, in Kitchener, Ontario, at St. Mary's Hospital, in her 73rd year, after a sudden illness. Beloved wife of the late, Walter Woolner (2002). Loving and caring mother to four daughters Brenda, Barbara, Carolyn (Randy Wilson) and Christine. Proud grandmother of Becca and Izaak Wilson who will miss Grandma's cookies and Kyle Woolner-Pratt. Doreen was born on April 10, 1936 and is survived by her twin sister, Doris (Tony) Charrette; and is predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Bechtel. Doreen was a faithful member of the Breslau Evangelical Missionary Church and volunteered serving tea at Fairview Mennonite Home for many years. And on Saturday mornings she would be at the MCC Thrift store on Lancaster Street. To celebrate Doreen's homecoming visitation will be held at Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener on Friday July 31, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Breslau Missionary Evangelical Church, 102 Woolwich Street, Breslau at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 1, 2009. Casket will be open at 10:30 a.m. for viewing. Interment at the Breslau Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), cards available at the funeral home. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Doreen's memorial. The family would like to express our forever gratitude to the amazing and compassionate care and love expressed to our Mom by all the 7th floor nursing staff at St. Mary's Hospital. You are all FOREVER in our HEARTS.
WEBER, Angus - On Monday, July 27, 2009, at Listowel Memorial Hospital. Angus Weber, in his 81st year, of RR 1, Wallenstein. Husband of Reta (Gingrich) Weber for 53 years. Father of Gerald and Marilyn Weber of RR 3, Listowel, Marilyn and Murray Shantz of RR 1, Alma, Richard and Sandra Weber of RR 3, Listowel. Also lovingly remembered by his 15 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Brother of Elmer and Ada Weber, Edwin and Lydia Weber, Velina and Harvey Martin, Mrs. Lucinda Brubacher, Henry and Mary Weber, Almeda and Leonard Martin, Adeline and Angus Bauman and brother-in-law of Erma Gingrich, Curtis and Reta Gingrich. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Lydia Ann Weber and three brothers-in-law, Lester Brubacher, Gordon Gingrich and Elam Kraemer. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 1-4 and 6:30-9 p.m. where a family service will be held at the home of Richard Weber on Thursday (morning) at 9 a.m. then to Fair Haven Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery.
COWAN, Jocelyn, 1921-2009 - Shortly after her 88th birthday, Jocelyn passed away on July 27th, 2009 after a rich and full life, a beloved mother, outstanding grandmother and good friend to many. Sadly missed by children, Bill, Matthew (Inga), Pat (Garth) and Robin (Rifka) and grandchildren, Jemima, Marlow, Raffles and Felix, Peter Eric and Andrea, Samantha and Alex and Tullia. A native of Wawanesa, Manitoba, Jocelyn was a gifted student all her life and attended medical school at the University of Manitoba before marrying Arthur Cowan. She came to Waterloo with their young family in 1957. In addition to her devotion to her family, Jocelyn enriched her community in innumerable volunteer capacities. She served on the Waterloo Library Board, volunteered for many years at Grand River Hospital and with the Grand River Trails Group. In 1988 she was an official at the Olympics after serving the local and national Figure Skating Associations diligently for years. She had a decade's long commitment to the University Women's Club for whom she organized the used book sale for years and enjoyed bestowing scholarships on their behalf to promising young women. She will be missed by the good friends from the UWC Book Club and her bridge partners who exercised their minds and enjoyed each other's fellowship for over 40 years. A memorial service will be held at Luther Village Chapel, 141 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo with reception following. Details regarding time and date to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Federation of University Women, K-W Charitable Fund would be appreciated and can be made through the Erb & Good Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Jocelyn a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.
FOSTER (nee Reinhart) Marie - Passed away peacefully, at Victoria Hospital in London, with her loving family by her side, on Sunday, July 26, 2009, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Edgar Foster (June 1989). Loving mother of Mary Henry (Richard) of Eden and Helen McGee (John) of London. Cherished grandma of six, great-grandma of ten and great-great-grandma of one. Dear sister of Simon Reinhart of Guelph and Catharine Kieffer of Belleville. Marie will be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Regina (nee Wilhelm) Reinhart. Marie was a lifelong member of the Catholic Woman's League. Marie's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Parish Prayers 8:30 p.m.) at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 10:15 a.m. followed by procession to St. Teresa's RC Church (44 Leonard St., Kitchener) for Marie's Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, followed by a reception at the church. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Marie's memorial.
LOIS PLAYFORD January 30, 1935 - July 26, 2008 God saw you getting tired When a cure was not to be, No one heard the footsteps of the Angels drawing near. You never said "I'm leaving", You never said "Goodbye". We watched you fade away You fought so hard to stay. God put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. So treasure her Lord In your garden of rest For here on earth She was one of the best. Always remembered and forever loved by your husband Peter and Rick, Susan, Bud and Jeff
CHRISTOPHER J. LANE 1979 - 2009 On Thursday, July 24, 2009, surrounded by family and friends, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Cherished husband, son, brother, and father-to-be. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Information can be obtained by calling the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
CHRISTOPHER J. LANE 1979 - 2009 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher Jason Lane, on Thursday, July 23, 2009, at the age of 29. Chris will be remembered by his loving family: his wife, Aimee (Sacilot); his parents, Eva and Chris; his sister, Leia; his brother-in-law, Bill Steven; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Steven (Barry); his father-in-law, Al Sacilot as well as his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Chris will also be remembered by his many friends, colleagues and fellow musicians. A celebration of Chris' life will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Thursday, July 30, 2009. The visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 4:30 p.m. In honour of Chris' love for music a reception will be held at the Fox and Fiddle on King in uptown Waterloo at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
WETTLAUFER, Jean Charlotte (Gordon, nee Awde) - On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, in Kitchener, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Willard Wettlaufer (2004). Loving mother of Beth Gordon (Hugh Dyer), Rob Gordon (Tracy Walsh) and Cameron Gordon (Maggie Reagh). Dear step-mother of Jean McIntosh (George), Marianne McCready (John), Nancy Norman (Ron), Janet Paiva (George), Gerry Wettlaufer (Judy), and Steve Wettlaufer (Brenda). Proud grandmother of Emily and John Dyer, George, Lisa and Tammy McIntosh, Robin and Linda McCready, Becky Dimitrienko, Michelle Curtis, James Norman, Dan Paiva, Lynn Jutzi, Jason, Josh and Jessica Wettlaufer, Steven, Amy and Lily Wettlaufer, and great-grandmother of Ben and Brody Dimitrienko and Jordan Curtis. Jean was born on November 23, 1935, in Windsor, Ont., the only child of Viola (Lee) and John Blake Awde. She was a teacher with the Waterloo District Board of Education for 26 years. In retirement, she volunteered with the Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning and Hospice of Waterloo Region. She was a member of the Waterloo Women's Probus Club. A celebration of Jean's life will be held on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Westmount Funeral Chapel , 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener. Visitation will be Sunday, July 26 from 6-8 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Hospice of Waterloo Region would be appreciated.
TOTMAN, Lillian M. - Of Margaret St., Cambridge, on Thursday, July 23, 2009, in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Barton Totman. Lovingly remembered by her children, Denise Totman (Gordie); son, Ron Totman (Crystal). Dear sister-in-law of Helen and Harold Moir. Dearly loved by four grandchildren, Sarah, Kyle, Danielle and Jonathan. Predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Agnes Assance and brother, Clarence (Sonny) Assance. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126 of Preston. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home , 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 10 a.m. for funeral service to be held at 11 a.m. Padre David Bowyer officiating. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
BIESINGER, Earl Alexander - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Earl Alexander Biesinger, on Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the age of 51 years. Earl will be remembered by his loving family, his wife, Debbie of 29 years; his mother, Uneetta; his sister, Brenda (Dave) Mason; his brothers, Ray (Brenda), Wayne and Danny; father and mother-in-law, Orville and Maureen; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Jason) Ferguson, Kim (Gene) Davis; and brother-in-law, Trevor; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Alex Biesinger; sisters-in-law, Karen and Lana Gilchrist. A Celebration of Earl's life will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1Z2, Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, 835 King St. W., Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 1G3 or to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, 650 Waterloo Street, Suite 100, London, Ontario, N6B 2R4 (cards are available at the funeral home).
NORMAN WILLIAM BIGELOW 1915 - 2009 Entered the presence of his Lord, on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. He attended First Baptist Church, Waterloo. Beloved husband of the late Helen A. Bigelow (March 7, 2009). Loved father of Paul, his wife Patricia and their children Robert and Heather; and Roger, his wife Wanda and their children; Ryan, Jared, and Laura. Also survived by his sister, Myrtle. Predeceased by sisters, Violet and Ruby and brothers, Lawrence and Gordon. Friends are invited to share their memories of Norman with his family during a visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Following the interment, friends are invited to join the family for a reception. Condolences for the family and in lieu of flowers, donations to First Baptist Church: Missions or Canadian Bible Society may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Norman, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.
CHAYER, Rosemary Anne - Peacefully, at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday, July 18, 2009. Rosemary was in her 88th year. Born in Watertown, New York. Cherished mother of Gary Tattrie from North Vancouver, B.C., Don Tattrie (Karen) from Victoria, B.C. Beloved grandmother of six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was the youngest daughter of the late Marvin and Laura Harris, and was predeceased by her brothers, Ray, Leo and Bill. Rosemary worked for many years at Seagrams Ltd. in Montreal and Kitchener. Respecting her wishes, cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will be in Vancouver, B.C. Donations to the Local SPCA appreciated.
ARNOLD (nee Oliver), Rose Gladys - Born in London, England on August 5, 1923, Rose passed away on July 23, 2009 in London, Ontario. Beloved mother of John (Susan), Michael (Nancy), Linda (Gord) Henry and Ken (Kari "Koof"). Loving Nanny of Jason, Christopher (Stacey), Sam, Ben, Cody, Mackenzie and Jeremy, and Great Nan of Blake. Predeceased by her husband, Harold; sister, Chris Radmall; and brothers, Harry and Charlie Oliver. Rose is survived by her sisters, Linda Bryant and Elsie Taylor; sister-in-law, Rose Oliver; and brothers-in-law, Frank Hill and Harry Taylor. Our mum was a courageous, kind and generous woman, with a love for her family that knew no bounds. Family was always first for her, and our lives have been forever enriched by her limitless love and support. We will miss her dearly. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel , 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. A private family interment in Waterloo at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rose may consider the London Poppy Fund. Love you Mum, so very much.
TAUSCH, Luise - Passed away after a short illness, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in her 83rd year, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Henry Tausch (2003). Loving mother to Ursula Szierer (Henry), Harold, and Gary (Brigitte). Special Oma of Paul, Stephen, Julia (David), Jeremy, Erika and Jane. Great-grandmother to Evan and Nathan. Following Luise's wishes, cremation has taken place. Private family interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Grand River Hospital Foundation (Freeport Health Centre) by calling Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home at 519-742-4481. A special thank you to the nurses of UT2 North and Dr. Chan for their kindness and compassion.