PLETCH, Wilda Marguerite
PLETCH, Wilda Marguerite - At Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener, on Thursday, June 7, 2001, following a brief illness, Marguerite Pletch, aged 89 years. Loving aunt of Loreen and husband Larry Scales of Pembroke, Roy Pletch of Kitchener, Reed Pletch and wife Judy of Walkerton and sister-in-law of Lila Pletch of Kitchener. Predeceased by her parents and brothers, Rev. Earl Pletch and Carl Pletch. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral and committal service will be held in the funeral home chapel Monday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Glen Strome officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Donations to the Calvary United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
MURRAY, Newton David
MURRAY, Newton David - Peacefully, at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude Murray (1980). Dear father of Eleanor Okihiro and her husband Chico of Brampton, Doreen Rooney and her husband Jack and Bruce Murray, all of Arthur. Survived by sister-in-law, Winnifred Elliot of Mount Forest. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jeff and Susan, Jason and Jody and Janet Rooney, Julie Okihiro, Lisa, Nicole and Trevor Murray and Josh, Zack and Hannah Rooney. Predeceased by sisters, Viola Stack and Alice Heffernan and infant brother, John Murray. Family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George St., Arthur, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Arthur, on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. Interment Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur to follow. Remembrances to the St. Andrew's Elevator Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family. Crawford Funeral Home, (519) 848-6872.
McLAUGHLIN, Monica (nee Armstrong)
McLAUGHLIN, Monica (nee Armstrong) - In her 100th year, passed away peacefully, at Avalon Nursing Home, Orangeville, Ont., Friday June 8, 2001. Monica was born in Northbrook, Ont., the daughter of Ellen and Robert Armstrong. She was the last surviving member of their nine children. Beloved wife of the late John McLaughlin of Orillia. They raised eight children in Toronto, Ont. who survive her. Murray (Mildred) of Kitchener, Bill (Doreen) of Burlington, Sam (Carmen) of Brampton, Evelyn Banks of Windsor, Helen Clark of Mississauga, Joan Walls (Jim) of Mount Hope, Mary Saunders (Wayne) of Kitchener, Josephine Gallant (Louis) of Orangeville and daughter-in-law, Pauline McLaughlin of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of 26, great- grandmother of 22 and great-great- grandmother of one. The family will receive friends at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. W., Toronto (1 block east of Runnymede) Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Funeral Mass held at St. James RC Church, Jane and Annette St., Toronto, Monday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Peace Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
HOLMES, Isabella - Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's General Hos pital, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Garth Holmes (1987). Loving mother of Gary and his wife Lois of Williams Lake, B.C., Heather of Waterloo and Debbie and her husband John Smith of Ottawa. Proud and loving grand mother of Tim, Steven and Cory. Predeceased by her son Jimmy and by brothers, Dave, Don and Robbie and sister, May. Mrs. Holmes' family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 at 1 p.m. Following the funeral service, friends are invited to join the family in the funeral home Reception Room for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Interment will take place Tuesday at the Field of Honour Cemetery in Pointe Claire, Quebec. In Isabella's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of K-W and can be arranged through the funeral home 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com
LONGMORE, Dr. Allan
LONGMORE, Dr. Allan - Practiced internal medicine at Kitchener- Waterloo Hospital for many years and also served as Chief of Medicine. Allan also practiced medicine in Regina area hospitals from 1949-1960. Passed away, on Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Wellington Terrace Nursing Home in Elora, with his family at his side, Dr. Allan Longmore, formerly of Kitchener and Regina, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Christine Longmore (nee MacMaster). Loving father of Trish and her husband John Hubman of RR 1, Elora. Dear grandfather of Troy of Toronto. A private funeral service was held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 37 Church St., Elora, followed by interment at the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. The Rev. Mark Waugh officiated at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Wellington Terrace Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home 519-846-5352.)
REIST, Michael E.
REIST, Michael E. - Of San Francisco Calif., peacefully, after a prolonged battle with cancer, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, in his 51st year. Father of Charlene Vankoughnett of Burlington, Steven of Hamilton and grandfather of Aimee Vankoughnett; dear son of Clifford and Eunice Reist of Listowel. Loving brother of Barbara and her husband Alan Jones of Wellesley, Joanne and her husband Fred MacDonald of Listowel, Paul and his wife Lisa of Kitchener and Karen and her husband Rob Waye of Kitchener. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, Jason and Courtney Eckert, Lindsay and Sara Reist and Daniel Drury. At Michael's request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001 in San Francisco, Calif. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
QUARTEL, Arie Marinus "Harry"
QUARTEL, Arie Marinus "Harry" - After a lengthy and courageous battle, at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, on Thursday, June 7, 2001, Harry Quartel, of Mount Forest, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Mary (DeKryger) Quartel; dear father of Margaret Irvin and her husband Edward of Kitchener, Bev Reid of Mount Forest and Richard Quartel of Mount Forest. Predeceased by son, John Quartel. Grandfather of Jennifer, Nathan, Taylor, Joshua, Justin and Sarah; brother of Jack Quartel and his wife Jenny of Kitchener, Marrie Kranenburg and her husband Peter of Georgetown, Corrie DeVries and her husband Keith of Abbotsford, B.C., Jannie Verbeek of Exeter and Annie Kerkhof and her husband Harry of Acton. Harry will be missed by his sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Harry touched many with his posi tive spirit in the midst of great suffer ing. His faith in the Lord continually sustained him. Since arriving in Mount Forest in 1962, he dedicated his life to his family, church, businesses and community. His involvement as an Elder with the Christian Reformed Church of Drayton, former owner of Mount Forest Flowers, co-owner of Mount Forest Greenhouses and achievements with the Mount Forest Town Council, Wellington County Council, Louise Marshall Hospital, Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation, Trillium Foundation, YWCA, Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce, Local Association for the Mentally Handicapped, Mount Forest Non- Profit Housing Corporation as well as other organizations will always be remembered. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest, today (Saturday) Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Mount Forest United Church on Monday, June 11, 2001 at 10 a.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Back to God Hour or Mount Forest Medical Clinic Building Fund would be appreciated. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith". 2 Timothy 4-7 6
BRUBACHER, MaryLois - Peacefully, gone to be with the Lord, on Monday, July 30, 2001, MaryLois Brubacher, born July 6, 2001. Beloved infant daughter of Wilma and Grant Brubacher of RR 2 Gorrie; sister of Ruthann, Adrian, EuniceMae, Caleb and Virginia. Also survived by her maternal grandparents, Clayton and Delilah Bowman of Elmira; her paternal grandparents, Emerson and Elvina Brubacher of Floradale and many aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends. Predeceased by one sister, RoseMarie. A graveside funeral service was held this morning (Wednesday) at the Kurtzville Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice may be made through the Garrett Funeral Chapel in Clifford (1-519-327-8160).
LANE, Earl - Suddenly, at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Alberta Lane of Arthur; dear father of Brenda Cameron of Mississauga, Joy Hutchison and her husband Harvey of Arthur and Bill Lane and his wife Kerry of Damascus. Much cherished grandpa of Bradley, Pamela, Paula, Sarah, Steven, Mathew, Dennis and Daniel. Predeceased by his sister, Jessie Flood. Family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George St., Arthur, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the Crawford Chapel, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 at 2 p.m. Interment Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur to follow. Remembrances to the Canadian Dia betes Association or the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family. Crawford Funeral Home, (519) 848-6872.
COCKS, Howard - Lifelong employee of Steed & Evans, passed away, peacefully, in his 57th year, surrounded by his family and friends, on October 11, 2001, at Grand River Hospital. Fondly remembered by his wife, Wil low and his girls, Laurie Minor, Kelly Cocks and Bailey. Howard will be remembered by his brother, Ralph and his wife Joyce of Fenelon Falls; sisters- in-law, Sharon and her husband Mike Bruce of Kitchener, Mary Ellen and her husband Doug Walker of Ridgeville and Grace Minor of Fenwick. Also holding fond memories of Grandpa are Luke and Alyssa Pelletier and Cody Cocks. Howard was predeceased by his parents, Leonard and Mabel Cocks of Fenwick; his in-laws, Austin and Pearl Minor of Fonthill and Wilfred Minor of Fenwick. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., with a memorial service to follow on October 20, 2001 at A Family Funeral Home Inc., 617 King St. N., Wat., 888-7700. At the family's request, donations may be made to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. The family would like to express their thanks to all family and friends that helped us through this difficult time. Also, to the doctors and nurses who provided compassionate care to our Howard.
ELLIG, James - Passed away at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, July 26, 2001 with family at his side. James Ellig in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Spaetzel) for 33 years; loving father of Janet and her husband Matthew Karley of Kitchener; grandfather of Cameron and Gavin; son-in-law of Janet Spaetzel of Kitchener; dear brother of Joseph Ellig, Marie Bordigon, Eileen, Evelyn Burton, Cecil Hummel, Madeline Seiling. James will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Isabel Male, Francis Ellig, Wilfred Ellig. James was an employee of JM Schneider for twenty nine years. The family of James Ellig will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (749-8467). A memorial service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home).
GUINNANE, Emily - On Monday, June 11, 2001, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. Beloved wife of Bill; loving mother of Paula and Barbara; cherished mother-in-law of Steven and much loved Nana of Emily, Scott and Sarah Churchman. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at Highview Community Church on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association and may be arranged by calling the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 749-8174.
WILHELM, Harold William
WILHELM, Harold William - Of RR 1, Chepstow, passed away, at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Sunday, July 29, 2001. He was 64. Survived by his wife, Dorothy (Hehn) and step-children, Susan Tattersall, Janet Reinhart, Linda Buchanan and Michael Bleek; ten grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Also survived by sisters, Rita Detzler, Eileen Detzler, Geraldine Grubb and Cleta Wilhelm and brothers, Gerald, Leonard and Leo; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Leo and Rosina (Schnurr) Wilhelm; sister, Helen Fedy and nephew, David Detzler. Visitation at Tanner & Pearson Funeral Home, Walkerton, today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held this evening (Tuesday) at 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Mary Immaculate Church, Chepstow. Interment in Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Chepstow. Memorial donations to the Walkerton and District Health Ser vices Foundation - CT Scanner or Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
RUTHERFORD, James - Passed away, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, June 3, 2001, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of June; loving father of Graham and his wife Susan and grandfather of Victoria and Sarah. At James' request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the chapel at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, on Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 2 p.m., Marnie Morrow officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation or the charity of choice.
MOONEY, Marjorie - Peacefully, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Trinity Village Care Centre, Marjorie (Stroh) Mooney, in her 92nd year, of Conestogo. Wife to the late John Mooney. Dear sister of Harold Stroh and Roy Stroh and his wife Mary, all of Conestogo. Predeceased by her parents, Melvin C. and Laura (Dahmer) Stroh; one sister, Leola Rueffer and one brother, Carl Stroh. There will be no funeral home visitation. A private family service was held today (Tuesday) in the Dreisinger Funeral Home Chapel, followed by interment in St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery, Conestogo. In her memory, donations to St. Mat thew's Lutheran Church, Conestogo would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
KETCH, James Arnold
KETCH, James Arnold - Passed away, suddenly, Saturday, June 9, 2001, aged 79 years. Survived by wife, Georgina Ketch; daughter Susan Dekker and husband John; son, Blair Ketch in British Columbia; grandchildren, Lee Dekker, Stephanie Lehmann and husband Richard, Kristen Murphy and husband John. Predeceased by brother, George. Memorial service to be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, 71 Rothsay Dr., Kitchener on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. with Ramond Butler officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., 745-9495.