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ONTARIO - Kitchener-Waterloo - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 18

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, at 12:47 p.m.

CAMERON, Dorothy

CAMERON, Dorothy - At Grand River Hospital, on Monday, July 30, 2001, in her 64th year. Dearly beloved companion of Ronald; dear mother of Eleanor (Jo) Nichol of Guelph, Jane Hunt of North Carolina, Theresa Andruskievicz of Guelph, Douglas Heselwood of Guelph and Harold Heselwood of Listowel. Lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. At Dorothy's request, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Memory Gardens Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memory Funeral and Cremation Centre, 579-5580.

HADLAND, Norraine R.

HADLAND, Norraine R. - After a brief illness, on Friday, July 27, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Norraine Hadland, of Baden. She was born in Wilmot township, 67 years ago, a daughter of the late Edmund and Anna (Roth) Gingerich. Norraine was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church, RR 2, New Hamburg, where she was a member of the WMSC. She was a member of the Baden Seniors and had worked at the Baden Cheese Factory for over 20 years. Norraine enjoyed quilting, folk art painting, making teddy bears and working with stained glass as her hobbies. Beloved wife of Charles Hadland, whom she married October 2, 1954; loving mother of Richard and his wife Carol-Anne Hadland of New Hamburg and Elizabeth Hadland and her husband Kevin Dougan of Waterloo; special grandma of Andrea and Ryan Hadland and Quinn Dougan; dear sis ter of Norma Ramer of New Hamburg, Nevin and Wanda Gingerich of Kitchener, Naomi Billedeau of Waterloo and J.V. Billedeau of Waterloo, Neil and Edith Gingerich of Dunbar, West Virginia, Newton and Grace Gingerich of Baden, Nelda Horst of Kitchener and Nathan and Marlene Gingerich of Baden. Also remembered by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ella Carere of Guelph, Herb and Mildred Hadland of Windsor, Bill Hadland of Thorold and George and Carol Hadland of Kitchener; special aunt to a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her in-laws, Jonas Ramer, Douglas Horst, Joseph Hadland and Louise and Homer Walker. Friends and relatives may call at the Wilmot Mennonite Church, 2995 Bleams Rd., RR 2, New Hamburg, today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and until Wednesday, August 1, 2001, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., with Pastor Glynn Jones and Gerald Schwartzentruber officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Wilmot Mennonite Church or St. Mary's General Hospital. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

BRANT, Percy

BRANT, Percy - At Cambridge Country Manor, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, he went to be with his Lord, in his 100th year. Percy immigrated to Canada in 1966. Beloved husband of the late Gladys Stevens (1973). Loved father of Mary and her husband Dr. Edwin Rix, Patricia and her husband Bruce Hiscock and Barbara Cottrell; loving grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of 16. A funeral service has been held. His 100th birthday celebration has been changed to a memorial service to celebrate his life. It will be held at the Guelph Bible Chapel, 216 Silvercreek Pkwy., Guelph, Ont., on Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 3 p.m. Memorial donations to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

SOTIROFF, Irene

SOTIROFF, Irene - Died, peacefully, at home, on Saturday, July 28, 2001, after a difficult illness. Irene Sotiroff was born in Hungary and came to Canada with her husband, Dr. George Sotiroff, who predeceased her in 1986. A long time Kitchener resident, she was active in the community. Irene was a founding member of the Kitchener Area Monthly Meeting (Religious Society of Friends), a Trustee for Canadian Yearly Meeting and involved in Community Justice Initiatives. Prior to her retirement, she was head of the Blood Bank at St. Mary's Hospital for 17 years. She is survived by her son, George; daughter, Svetlana; son-in-law, Ross MacDonald and grandsons, Gregory, Anthony, Stephen and Philip; her ex tended family in Hungary and Bulgaria and her cousin, Klara Kovacs, who cared for her lovingly in her final months. A memorial service will be announced in a later edition of the Record. Interment Coldstream Friends Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Religious Society of Friends or the Red Cross (cards available at the funeral home). Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 749-8467, Kitchener.

MACHAN, Susan Mae (nee Smith)

MACHAN, Susan Mae (nee Smith) - Of Harriston, passed away peacefully, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, on Saturday, July 28, 2001, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Machan. Dear mother of Bill Machan and his wife Shirley of RR 6, Mount Forest, Muriel and her husband Gerry McIntee of St. Marys, Maurice Machan of Harriston. Fondly remembered by her 25 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Loving sister of Margaret Henderson of Stratford, Irene Felker of St. Marys, Ruth Noble of Didsbury, Alta. and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Wilhelm of Cambridge. Predeceased by one daughter, Isobel Wood; one son, Harold Machan; three sisters, Gertrude Anderson, Eva Machan and Frances Smith and seven brothers, Jim, Joe, Ray, Alfred, Eric, Archie and Earl Smith. The family will receive friends Monday, July 30, 2001 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston, where Neil Nelemans will conduct the funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 2 p.m. Interment Harriston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Listowel Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses would be appreciated by the family.

LAPSLEY, Elizabeth

LAPSLEY, Elizabeth - On Sunday, July 29, 2001, at her residence, in Kitchener, age 83 years. Wife of the late Robert Lapsley who predeceased her in 1996. Dear mother of Anne Shantz, Bert Lapsley and his wife Heather, all of Kitchener; grand mother to David and Helen, Julie and Shawn and Jeffrey; great-grandmother to Dana. Predeceased by family in Scotland. Mrs. Lapsley's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m. Funeral and committal service in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001, Rev. James Somerville officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Reception Room of the funeral home.

SCHAEFER, Myrtle Elaine (nee Parks)

SCHAEFER, Myrtle Elaine (nee Parks) - Of Port Elgin, passed away, peace fully, in Owen Sound, on Saturday, July 28, 2001, with her family by her side, in her 68th year. Myrtle, a former resident of Waterloo, is the beloved wife of the late Lloyd Schaefer. Predeceased by her parents, Thomas Parks and Dorothy Ratcliff and her step-father, Cliff Ratcliff. Loving mother of Brian (Helen), Philip, Robert and Michael (Ruth). Survived by her three grandchildren, Jason, Cory, Nathan and her step-grandchildren, Franky and Tommy; great-grandmother of Bane and Austin. A memorial service will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Chapel, 621 King St., W., Kitchener, on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Dr. Newton, the nurses and staff of the Coronary Unit of Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound.

MEIROWSKI, Clayton Paul

MEIROWSKI, Clayton Paul - Passed away, on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, of heart failure, age 78 years. Beloved husband of Beatrice (Bechtel); dear father of Pauline Rennie (Dale) of Harriston, Don Meirowski (Pam) of Kitchener and Mary Messenger (Stephen) of Simcoe; dear grandfather of Daryl and Darren Rennie, Sarah and Laura Meirowski and Tracy and Scott Messenger; dear brother of Rosetta Bechtel (Clayton) and Cletus Meirowski, all of Waterloo and Ken Meirowski (Phyllis) of St. Jacobs. Predeceased by his first wife, Bernice (Psutka); his parents, Paul Meirowski and Christine (Lorentz) and a brother, Jerome. Clayton's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, 745-8445 on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and today (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. The funeral service will follow immediately at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001 in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Bill Johnston officiating. A reception will follow in the Reception Room of the funeral home. Private interment St. Agatha RC Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

HADLAND, Norraine R.

HADLAND, Norraine R. - After a brief illness, on Friday, July 27, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Norraine Hadland, of Baden. She was born in Wilmot twp. 67 years ago, a daughter of the late Edmund and Anna (Roth) Gingerich. Norraine was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church, RR 2, New Hamburg, where she was a member of the WMSC. She was a member of the Baden Seniors and had worked at the Baden Cheese Factory for over 20 years. Norraine enjoyed quilting, folk art painting, making teddy bears and working with stained glass as her hobbies. Beloved wife of Charles Hadland, whom she married October 2, 1954; loving mother of Richard and his wife Carol-Anne Hadland of New Hamburg and Elizabeth Hadland and her hus band Kevin Dougan of Waterloo; special grandma of Andrea and Ryan Hadland and Quinn Dougan; dear sister of Norma Ramer of New Hamburg, Nevin and Wanda Gingerich of Kitchener, Naomi Billedeau of Waterloo and J.V. Billedeau of Waterloo, Neil and Edith Gingerich of Dunbar, West Virginia, Newton and Grace Gingerich of Baden, Nelda Horst of Kitchener and Nathan and Marlene Gingerich of Baden. Also remembered by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ella Carere of Guelph, Herb and Mildred Hadland of Windsor, Bill Hadland of Thorold and George and Carol Hadland of Kitchener; special aunt to a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her in-laws, Jonas Ramer, Douglas Horst, Joseph Hadland and Louise and Homer Walker. Friends and relatives may call at the Wilmot Mennonite Church, Bleams Rd., RR 2, New Hamburg, today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and until Wednesday, August 1, 2001, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Glynn Jones and Gerald Schwartzentruber officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Wilmot Mennonite Church or St. Mary's Gen eral Hospital. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

MONTGOMERY, Erla M.

MONTGOMERY, Erla M. - Erla died, peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Sunday, July 29, 2001. She was born in Cambridge (P) 79 years ago, a daughter of the late Edward and Edna (Koehn) Salyerds. Erla was a former member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Brampton and a former member of the Brampton Lioness Club. Devoted wife to James (Jim) Montgomery, who predeceased her September 22, 1999. Loving mother of Ian of Alton; dear sister of Audrey Jessop of Waterloo and Mildred Harbach of Cambridge (H). Fondly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Jack Salyerds and a sister, Esther Bregman. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and until Wednesday where the service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lynn Calhoun officiating. Immediately after, a time of fellowship and lunch will be held in the Waterwheel Room of the funeral home. Burial to follow in Preston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Her legacy of good humour and friendship made her truly a fine lady.

STERE, Howard J.

STERE, Howard J. - Passed away, peacefully, on Friday, July 27, 2001, at his residence in Baden. Howard was born in Wilmot township 73 years ago, a son of the late Joseph and Viola (Saddler) Stere. Howard was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Baden and a member of Wilmot Rod and Gun Club. He en joyed hunting, trapping and fishing as his hobbies. Beloved husband of Jean M. (Cavey) Stere; loving father of Keith and Debra of Cambridge and Lynn and Gary Kayorie of Beamsville. Also remembered by his step-mother, Emma of Woodstock and two step- grandchildren, Jenna and Jeffrey. Dear brother of Arthur Stere of Woodstock, Clayton and Marilyn Stere of Manitoulin Island and Helen and Delmer Zehr of South Mountain. Howard was predeceased by two step- brothers, Richard and Raymond. Friends and relatives may call the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., until Monday, July 30, 2001 (today), where the funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. with Pastor Christine Mussar officiating. Burial to follow in Fairmont Cemetery, Baden. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. There will be a time of fellowship and refreshments at St. James Lutheran Church, Baden, after the burial.

DORNER, Stefan

DORNER, Stefan - Passed away, peacefully, on July 28, 2001, at the age of 88. Stefan was born in Kernei, Jugoslavia in 1912. He was a soccer player, a tailor, a soldier, a steelworker, a gentlemen farmer and finally, a caretaker of dozens of home less animals. Stefan emigrated to Canada in 1952 with his wife and three children. Predeceased by his wife, Regina in 1984. Survived by his children, Elizabeth Guschlbauer of Mannheim, Regina Dorner of St. Catharines, Rudolph Dorner of Kitchener; his grandchildren, Eileen, Stefan, Robert, Matthew and his great-grandchildren, Olivia, Jack and Stefanie. Visitation at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Monday) 6-9 p.m. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. for the funeral procession and interment at Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. Memorial donations to the Humane Society of Kitchener or Stratford.

GLENNIE, Bruce Grant

GLENNIE, Bruce Grant - Born in Kitchener, Ontario, September 27, 1959, Bruce died September 17, 2001, in Kitchener, at the age of 41. Predeceased in 1983 by his mother, Jean. He is survived by his father, Grant of Victoria, British Columbia; brothers, Alan of Toronto and Robin of Waterloo, Ontario; sisters, Linda and husband Phil Hallman of Gondola Point, New Brunswick, Nancy and husband Dieter Freitag of Flamborough, Ontario, Diana and husband Paul Lennox of Victoria, British Columbia and Laura and husband Bruce Ellis of Cambridge, Ontario. Uncle Bruce will be greatly missed by nieces, Carey Hallman, Kirstie and Sarah Freitag, Abby and Sally Ellis and by nephews, Angus Lennox, Sam and Noah Ellis. Bruce was a skillful cook and had been employed in fine restaurants in Banff, Alberta and Victoria, B.C. Throughout his life, Bruce demon strated a natural ability with all things mechanical and for a time operated his own auto repair business in Langford, B.C. He enjoyed helping his brother Robin with his hobby of restoring old cars. His most recent project was work ing in Toronto with his two brothers to restore a sailboat owned by his brother Alan. Bruce also enjoyed doing equipment maintenance at the farm home of Nancy and Dieter. Bruce was a kind, sensitive, gentle man who was happiest when interacting with his sisters' young children. He also had a special warmth for animals. He often carried his lovebird inside his jacket and was known to stop his car to rescue snapping turtles from the middle of the road. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Anselma House in Kitchener, a safe haven for families in crisis or to The Land Conservancy of British Columbia, whose work in protecting nature areas and heritage sites in B.C. had earned Bruce's respect. Donations may be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario, (519) 745-8445, www.edwardrgood.com.

GEISEL, Donald R.

GEISEL, Donald R. - Age 72 years, for merly of RR 2, West Montrose, where he enjoyed the serenity and beauty of nature on the family farm, where he lived most of his childhood and adult life. He is survived by his only daughter, (Sandy) Sandra J. Geisel, of Waterloo. Don was the son of the late Edward J. Geisel (1977) and Mildred (nee Miller) Geisel (1993). Survived by one brother, Ken and his wife Janet and family of RR 1, Elmira and one sister, Elsie Klingspon and her husband Willi, of Waterloo. In 1955, Don was very active in building managing and owning the original "Waterloo County Stock Yards". His public relation ability soon made his business a success. Donald enjoyed and liked to be around people During this time, he served on the boards of many agricultural groups and also farmed. Don also served as an elder of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira, where he was a member. When Don retired and moved to Waterloo, he became a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Willow St., Waterloo. My heart as his daughter, goes out to the Pastors of St. John's Lutheran Church for their optimism and support through his sickness. Also, thanks to our special friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church, on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Kranz officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to the church hall fol lowing the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice at St. John's Lutheran Church, or by contacting the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 745-8445.

WIFFEN, Joanne Michelle

WIFFEN, Joanne Michelle - And she soars... An outstanding young lady, with a smile that spoke happiness; a special person who touched many people's lives, is now watching over us. Joanne had many joys in her life. Her warm and caring personality prevailed despite the trials and tribulations as sociated with years of terminal illness. She fully accepted, without question or complaint, her struggle and the many varied dynamics of what she and her family faced. These realities neither diminished her, nor her family, nor their spirit together. She enjoyed the challenges of retail management with McDonald's Restaurants, Beach Front Stores and IBM Canada. Joanne Wiffen, B. A., graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1987. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Tillsonburg. Joanne was radiant with the Peace of God when she passed away at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Oct. 21, 2001, in her 37 th year. She resided with her caregiving parents on Wilkins Cres. in Tillsonburg, having moved there seven years ago from Scarborough. Joanne was the much loved daughter of Lew and Laura Wiffen and beloved sister of Steve Wiffen and his wife, Movita and special aunt to their children, Brad and Meghan, all of Kitch ener and also loving sister of Neil Scott of Vancouver, B. C. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Joanne Wiffen will be conducted at St. John's Anglican Church, Ridout St. W., Tillsonburg on Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 at 1 p. m. by the Rev. Richard Jones, assisted by the Rev. Sue McCullough. Memorial donations only, by cheque, payable to the London Regional Cancer Centre - Brain Tumor Research or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital would be much appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg (519-842-4238). The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jamie Cluett and especially the wonderful nursing staff of 1 South. We would also like to acknowledge the care of Dr. Paul Mueller, St. Michael's Hospital, Dr. J. G. Cairncross, London Regional Can cer Centre and Clinic Nurses, Connie Wilson and Gwen Abdullah.

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