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ONTARIO - Kitchener-Waterloo - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 26

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BEAN, Wilfrid Winter

BEAN, Wilfrid Winter (Air Vice Mar shal, RCAF, Ret. O.B.E., C.D.) - Died, peacefully, at his home, in Guelph, on October 18, 2001, at the age of 89. Born and raised in Kitchener- Waterloo, he was the last member of his immediate family that included, sister, Frances Breithaupt and brothers, Walter and Aubrey Bean. He leaves his dear wife Lorain (Baker); their children, Peter (and wife Anthea) of Ottawa, Audrey (and husband John Knowles) of Montreal, Frances (and husband Bill Preston) of Churubusco, N.Y., and grandsons, David and Jeffery; sons of Peter Bean. Wilfrid Bean graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1934. He joined the RCAF in 1939, serving in the Second World War as a torpedo bomber pilot and ultimately as commander of the 415 "Swordfish" Squadron. He held a variety of senior positions with the Canadian Forces during the post war period, retiring in 1967 following his fi nal posting as Chief of Staff of the Fourth Allied Tactical Air Force in Ramstein, Germany. In 1970, he joined the administrative staff of the University of Guelph and served as Vice President Administration until 1976, when he retired permanently. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Blair Fraser, the staff of Robertson Brown Health Services and the many others who made home care possible. Funeral services will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 at 2 p.m., with Archdeacon Thomas M. Greene officiating. A reception to follow in Mitchell Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. George's Anglican Church (Guelph) or to a favorite charity.

McAVOY, Claire

McAVOY, Claire - At Victoria Hos pital, in London, on Monday, July 23, 2001, age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late James McAvoy, who predeceased her in 1999. Dear sister of Lucienne Ross of Cochrane, Annette Brophy and Helena Wamboldt of Montreal, Gorgette Burton of Peterborough and Ghislaine Fanning of Iroquois Falls. Claire is fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, especially Mike Scharlach; her very special friend, Carol Rason and numerous other good friends. She was also predeceased by her parents, Edna and John Lecouve and a brother, Phillipe Lecouve. Claire was very involved with ten pin bowling for over 25 years in coach ing children and adult women. She was President of the Ten Pin Bowling Association and a Director of the Ontario Provincial Women's Bowling Association, serving both organizations for 25 years. Claire was also involved with her husband, Jim, in his role as a golf and badminton professional. A service to honour Claire's life will be held in the chapel of the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joseph Dephoff officiating. Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives are invited to the Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit following the service in the chapel. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


BLAKE, Vera - Passed away, peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, after a brief illness. Vera (nee Schaefer) Blake, in her 97th year, was the beloved wife of the late Albert Blake (1979) of England. Loving mother of Delbert and his wife Frances, Douglas and his wife Connie, Harold and his wife Norma, all of Kitchener, Marjorie and her husband Lendo Dermo of Guelph, Marion and the late Albert Denomme of Kitchener, Roy and his wife Doris of New Hamburg and Ruby and her husband Don Ueberschlag of Kitchener; cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dear sister-in-law of Gertrude Schaefer of Ayr, Velma Schaefer and Greta Schaefer, all of Kitchener. Predeceased by her granddaughter, Judy Demonne; her parents, Edwin and Mellisa Schaefer; four brothers, Clarence, Clayton, Lorne and Ken and two sisters, Bertha Siebel and Laura Schaefer. Vera is the last surviving member of the family. Vera's family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, (749-8467) followed by the funeral service in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m., Pastor Richard Schneider, Breslau Evangelical Church officiating. Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) or the Breslau Evangelical Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family. With tears and deep emotions, we came to understand, That Mom will be escorted to a much better, greater land. She taught us and loved us, and she led us so we'd grow Did so much for others, hoping no one else would know. Sleep on dear Mother, kind and true, no dearer friend on earth than you. For us you always did your best, May God grant you eternal rest. From your children.

BAKER, Dorothy Bernice

BAKER, Dorothy Bernice - Suddenly, at St. Mary's General Hospital, on Sunday, October 21, 2001, Dorothy Baker, of Kitchener, in her 71st year. Loving and devoted mother of David and Sandy Baker, both of Kitchener. Family and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 (today) from 12 noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m. from the funeral home chapel, Rev. Tim Graham officiating. Cremation to follow. Reception in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


DRUDGE, Anna - Peacefully, on October 22, 2001, Anna Drudge, of Wroxeter, in her 90 th year. Survived by two children, Ethel and Ornan Bauman and John and Elizabeth Drudge; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Frederick; sister, Ada and brothers, Willis and Norman. Visitation at Listowel Mennonite Church, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m., where the funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 2:30 p. m. Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels entrusted with the arrangements.

MACDONALD, Kenneth Ritchie

MACDONALD, Kenneth Ritchie - For merly of Norfolk Ave., Cambridge, passed away at Cambridge Country Manor, on Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in his 94 th year. Beloved husband of the late Martha Smith. Survived by brothers and sisters. Predeceased by his parents, Donald and Christina Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald was born in Toronto and has been a resident of the area since 1943. He was a retired machinist from Canadian Tap and Die, Cambridge and a founding member of Temple Baptist Church. There will be no funeral home visitation. Friends will be received at Temple Baptist Church, 400 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge, on Saturday, July 28, 2001 from 2 p. m. until service time at 3 p. m. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Temple Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 400 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge, N3 C 3 T1 would be grate fully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge 653-3251.

STECKLY, Helen Eloise

STECKLY, Helen Eloise - Of Cambridge, on Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Lisaard House, Cambridge, in her 78th year. Dear wife and best friend of C. Mearl Steckly; much loved mother of Dennis and Anita Steckly of Kitchener, Marlin and Gail (Beaver) of Cambridge, Laurel Kaleas of Kitchener. Grand mother to Christopher, Shelby, Jeff (Steckly), Gary and Brent (Kaleas), Christopher, Tammy, Geoff (Donahue); great-grandmother of Nissa, Thomas, Jonah and Emily. Predeceased by grandson, Jay Steckly. Survived by two sisters, Arlene and James Burnett, Nelda and Ralph Shantz; brother, Elmer and Helen Musselman and brother-in-law, Lyal and Verna Steckly. Relatives and friends may call at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. (at the Expressway), Kitchener (749-8467) today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Transfer will then be made at noon on Friday, July 27, 2001 to the Preston Mennonite Church (Concession Road, Cambridge) for the funeral service at 2 p.m., Pastor Amzie Brubacher officiating. Interment in Hagey Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lisaard House of the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated. A special thank you to all the staff and volunteers of Lisaard House, Cambridge and to Dr. Spadafora for all your care and support. Arrangements assisted by the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville.

BAUMUNK, Dorothy

BAUMUNK, Dorothy - Mrs. Dorothy Catherine Baumunk, age 86, of the People Care, Stratford, passed away, peacefully, at her residence, on Tuesday, July 24, 2001. She was born in Toronto, daughter of the late Albert Cooper and their former Catherine Gray and lived in Toronto until moving to Stratford in 1954. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford and was a former member of IODE, Radiant Chapter 134. Beloved wife of the late Victor Frederick Baumunk who predeceased her January 21, 1984. Loving mother of Victor Baumunk and wife Karen of Milwaukee and their children Michelle Baumunk and Brian Baumunk and wife Sandra and their daughter Mia; Karl Baumunk and wife Gabriele of Stratford; Arthur Baumunk and wife Susan of Waterloo and their children Jonathon, Melissa and Lindsay. At Mrs. Baumunk's request, there will be no funeral home visitation. A private family service will be held at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford on Friday, July 27, with Vicar Hans Borch officiating. Burial in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Palliative Care Unit of the Stratford General Hospital through the funeral home.

HARTLEIB, Mary Florence (Argue)

HARTLEIB, Mary Florence (Argue) - At Leisure World, Elmira, Ontario, on Wednesday, July 25, 2001, age 83 years. Loving wife of the late Carl H. Hartleib. Survived by her step- children, Sister Mary Anthony CSJ (Lenore) of London, Sister Jean Hartleib SSND, Mary Ann Schnarr and Barbara Hartleib, all of Waterloo. Also, grandchildren, Anne (Luke) Charkowsky, Michael (Suzanne) Schnarr, Maggie (Lee) Maw, Joseph (Nicole) Schnarr. Great- grandchildren, Claudia (Marc) Rochon, Christophe (Jocelyn) Schnarr, Emilie, Nathan and Owen Schnarr. Predeceased by her step-son, Father Bruce Joseph Hartleib (1998). Only daughter of the late Watson and Anna Argue and sister of the late Joseph Argue of Ottawa. Mary was a member of St. Agnes RC Church, Waterloo, Ont., The Third Or der of Mary, Carmel of St. Joseph Guild, Catholic Women's League and Westmount Golf and Country Club. Mary's family will receive relatives and friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 12:15 p.m. followed by The Mass of Resurrection at St. Agnes RC Church, 75 Bluevale St. N., Waterloo at 1 p.m., with Rev. Joseph Dephoff officiating. Fol lowing the mass, interment in Wood land Cemetery, Kitchener. Friends and relatives are invited to the Reception Room of the funeral home for a time of fellowship. Parish prayers will be said at the funeral home on Friday evening at 7 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Carmel of St. Joseph, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or the Grand River Hospital Foundation.

CHAMPA, Chea May

CHAMPA, Chea May - Suddenly, passed away, on July 25, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital. Beloved husband to Ly Lim Sim; loving father to the Champa family. Family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, (1001 Ottawa St. S., 743-8900), this evening (Friday) from 7-9 p. m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at 10 a. m. Interment to fol low at the Williamsburg Cemetery.

PEPALL, Derek John

PEPALL, Derek John - Passed away, on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Derek Pepall, 81 years of age. Beloved husband of Nancy; dear father of Anthony (Tony) Pepall and his wife Merry of Kitchener; dear grandfather of Julie, Alissa and Mark Buddenborg and Abbey and Alicia Pepall. Also survived by Charlie the Cat. A memorial service will be held at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Those who wish may make a memorial do nation to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.


HUTTER, Edwin - Died peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, on Thursday, July 26, 2001, in his 68th year. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Anita (Lorentz); son, Daniel and his wife Maureen (Peace) and daughter, Deborah and her husband Shawn Healy; his granddaughters, Julie, Kristine, Erin and Lindsay, all of Kitchener. Brother Frank and his wife Bessie (Cole) Hutter of Shallow Lake and niece, Michele and her husband Tony Baak, of Durham and numerous friends and relatives. Predeceased by his mother, Juliane (Petschauer); his father, Franz Hutter and his grandson, Michael Thomas Hutter. Edwin was born in Lienfeld, Gottschee, Yugoslavia on September 25, 1933 and immigrated to Kitchener in 1948. For 31 years "Fast Eddie" owned and operated his own canteen business in the K-W area; he was a longtime member of the Alpine Club and most recently worked as a volunteer for RAISE and St. Mary's Hospital. All who knew Ed will remember his boundless energy and sense of humour. The Hutter Family will receive friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (749-8467) Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 11 a.m. Father Cornelius O'Mahony PP officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Grand River Regional Can cer Centre or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. "SADLY MISSED AND FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS"

DZIURA, Nellie Mary

DZIURA, Nellie Mary - Passed away peacefully, at Trinity Village Care Centre, on Thursday, July 26, 2001, age 81 years. Nellie was a member of the CWL of St. Teresa's Parish, being involved in many church and school activities. She was an avid homemaker, enjoying knitting, crocheting, sewing, garden ing and especially her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, Michael Dziura, on March 3, 2000. Loving mother of Darlene, Patricia, Carol, Michael and John. Survived by her grandchildren, Jacqui, Dwayne, Paul, Kim, Sharon, Mary, Therese, Karin, Jennifer, Tim, Robert, Paul, David and Amy. Also survived by her ten great-grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Olga Snowden of Hamilton. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Funeral service will be held from the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Saturday, July 28 at 1 p. m. with Father Earl Talbot officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the David Fisher Residence, the Kinsmen Training Centre or to Trinity Village Care Centre.


NAHATCHEWITZ, John - At Meadowcroft Place, Kitchener, on Monday, July 30, 2001, in his 80th year. Beloved father to Ursula Ungerleider and her husband Howard of Toronto, Kathe Johnston and her husband Weldon and Andrew and his spouse Heather McCallum, all of Kitchener. Loved grandfather of Matthew. Dear brother to Michal and Stefka Nahacziwec of Toronto and Anna of Poland and uncle to Orest and Marika. Also survived by his former wife, Alexandra Nicolopoulou. Predeceased by his parents, Andrij and Katharina (nee Kozac) and a sister, Maria. Friends may call at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener on Wednesday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Panachyda will be said Wednesday at 8 p.m. Prayers will be said from the funeral home on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. followed by transfer to Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration for Divine Liturgy at 2 p.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Contributions to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated.


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 held in the chapel of the Henry Walser Funeral Home, Kitchener (749-8467) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2001. An interment service to be announced in September will be held prior to burial in Coldstream Friends Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Religious Society of Friends or the Red Cross.

PRATT, Helen Lunn (nee Anderson)

PRATT, Helen Lunn (nee Anderson) - The family regrets to announce the passing of Helen, peacefully, following a brief illness at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, June 5th, 2001, with her family at her side. Helen, age 77 years, was a resident of Kitchener. Helen was a member of Trinity United Church, Kitchener; belonged to Probus Women's Kitchener-Westmount and was a member of Rockway Golf Club. Loving wife of Alexander Pratt of 56 years. Beloved mother of Susan Duval (Larry) of Campbellville, Jane Blake (fiance Tony Semas) of Phoenix, Arizona, Janet Taylor (Richard) of Ottawa and Alexandra Schreiner (Danny) of Salem, Ontario. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Alison Bermon and Scott Bermon, Joshua and Emma Blake, Cassandra and Duncan Taylor and Laurel Schreiner. Sister of Jean Sumner of Ancaster, Margaret Thomson of Kitchener and Bruce W. Anderson of Cambridge. Aunt Helen will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by an infant son, Scott; her parents, George and Margaret Anderson and a brother, Gordon in the Second World War RCAF. Mrs. Pratt's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 8th, 2001 at 1 p.m. Rev. Dr. EA Kirker officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association of Waterloo Region, also Freeport Palliative Care Unit (Grand River Hospital) would be appreciated by the family by calling 745-8445. Special thanks to Dr. May Jackson of Kitchener and Dr. Pam Leco of London (Victoria Hospital) who through their dedication provided extra quality time for Helen. Also to Dr. EA Williamson and staff of Freeport Hospice (Grand River Hospital) for the many acts of kindness and compassion shown to Helen and family during her care.

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