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ONTARIO - Kitchener-Waterloo - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 27

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, at 2:10 p.m.

LESLIE, Robert A.

LESLIE, Robert A. - Passed away, on Monday, October 15, 2001, at his residence, in Kitchener, Robert A. Leslie, 51 years of age. Dear son of Cora Balfour (Leslie) and the late Emerson Leslie. Dear brother of Donald Leslie and his wife Kathy of Cambridge, Sharon and her husband Greg Bird of Cambridge and the late William (Bill) Leslie. Also survived by his nieces. The family of Mr. Leslie will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p. m. at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday morning at 11 a. m., with interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario.

SEIBEL, Mrs. Carol

SEIBEL, Mrs. Carol - Peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, October 16, 2001, in her 78 th year, Caroline Ella Seibel (nee Schneider), of Kitchener. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Walter, on June 19, 2001. Lovingly remembered by Loretta Baechler and her husband Clare and family of Shakespeare. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law, Rayleen Seibel of Waterloo, Dorothy Kastoff of Chatham and Merna LaFlamme of Kitchener; dear friend of John Muldoon of Kitchener and Millie Ployart of Toronto. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; brothers-in-law, Ray (2001) and Ralph and two sisters-in-law, Collette Ployart and Margaret Kerr. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Thursday from 12 noon until the funeral service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel at 2 p. m., Rev. Don Stroh officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


WILLIAMSON, Allan (Stu) - On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in his 71st year. Stu is now at peace after a valiant and determined struggle with emphysema. Survived by his loving wife, Rita (nee Lorentz) of 51 years. Treasured and cherished by his children, Joanne and her husband Phil Schnurr of Kitchener, Maureen and her husband Christopher Williams of Scarborough, Janet and her husband Robert Semmens of St. Catharines, Guy and his wife Linda (Dwyer) of Fordwich and Gregory and his wife Lisa (Chambers) of Kitchener. Much loved grandfather of Jeffrey Schnurr and his wife Rebecca, Becky and her husband Tom Henning, Jamie and Emily Williams, Scott and his wife Phyllis, Melissa and Mark Williamson, Laura, Melanie and Stuart Williamson. Loving great-grandfather of Destiney Lynn Williamson and Breanna Schnurr. Dear brother of Dorothy Hammond and Raymond of Kitchener and David of Sarnia. Predeceased by his brother, Harry of Waterloo. Stu was an expert stone mason, both artistically and technically, creating and constructing numerous homes and commercial buildings in Southern Ontario. Stu was an accomplished athlete. He played professional hockey for Scotland's (U.K.) Dundee Tigers and sport hockey for The Hespeler Sham rocks and Bridgeport Vets. He was a member of Rockway and Doon Valley Golf Courses. Stu leaves behind an impressive collection of trophies. Dad shared his passion for golf with his family and friends by founding the annual "Outlaws Golf Tournament" now in its 27th year. Stu was also a member of The Centreville Volunteer Firefighters for many years. Stu's family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 18 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 749-8467. A mass of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2001 at St. Anthony Daniel Church, 29 Midland Dr., Kitchener. At Stuart's request cremation is to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lung Association - Waterloo Region would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the many nurses and doctors at St. Mary's I.C.U. and Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital for their expert and compassionate care. Dad, we will never forget you or your courage.


MORRIS, James - At Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, October 15, 2001, James Mor ris, of Kitchener, age 81 years. Beloved husband of Mildred and loving father of Cristine Jacobs and her husband David of Guelph; beloved grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. James will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 22, 2001 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (corner of Queen and Weber St., Kitchener) at 2 p. m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Hospice of Waterloo Region, 66 Spadina Rd. W., Kitchener, Ontario, N2 M 1E9. Arrangements entrusted to the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 745-9495.

MURRAY, Lewis Owen

MURRAY, Lewis Owen - Peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at the age of 77, after fighting heart failure and diabetes with courage and dignity. Cherished by Elaine, his wife of 50 years. Sadly missed by his children, Catherine and Jeff Murray; son-in-law, Larry Buchan and beloved grandson, Lawrence Lewis Buchan. Lew was a very proud and loving father and grandfather. Survived by his brother, John of Mount Tremblant, Que. and the families of his nephews Cameron Murray of Vancouver, Douglas and Lorraine Murray of Mount Tremblant, Malcolm and Pat Murray of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Missed by cousins, Mary and Don Snider of Waterloo and the Currie clan in Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by his mother Jessie Murray (nee Currie) and father John (JJ) Murray. A longtime resident of Waterloo, Lew was a treasured confidante and a heck of a story teller. He had a warm contagious laugh. He was a natural coach and mentor for friends and family. Generous, warm and loving, he had a radiant life force. He loved gardening and sailing. His passion for the wind and clouds began in flight training for the RCAF during the Second World War. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario and then joined his father in the life insurance business where he spent 25 years. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to gifted and compassionate doctors, Dr. D. Grant and Dr. C. Rinne, the great staff, Alise, Heather, Lala and Mary- Jane at Pharmaplus on Fischer-Hallman Road who coordinated complex medication and to the wonderful nurses who facilitate home care in Waterloo. Lew's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. in Waterloo from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001 (today). A private family service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cardiac Care Centre of St. Mary's Gen eral Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be ar ranged through the funeral home at 745-8445 or

BOND, Margaret Isabel Carmichael

BOND, Margaret Isabel Carmichael - On Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, Margaret Isabel Carmichael Bond, passed away, after a prolonged, but spirited battle with cancer. Her final days were brightened considerably by the ongoing presence and support of family and friends and the outstanding care provided by the Ian Anderson House in Oakville. Born on February 6, 1930 in Toronto, Margaret enjoyed a wonderful child hood under the loving guidance of her parents, Alister and May Carmichael. An exceptional public school career prepared her well for the rigors of higher education and she obtained a Bachelor and a Master's Degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Upon matriculation, Margaret em barked upon a challenging path as a teacher of languages in the Toronto school system. It didn't take long, how ever, for Victoria College to reclaim one of its own and at an extremely young age, Margaret was awarded the prestigious position of Dean of Women at Vic. At the height of her success in the academic world, Margaret stunned her friends and colleagues with the announcement of her impending marriage to Dr. A.W. Bond of Smithville. This new venture would indeed chart the course for the second half of her life. During this 30-year period she would play the roles of wife, mother, businesswoman, performer and, as always, friend to many. In her later years, Margaret enjoyed considerable success as a soloist in numerous Toronto churches and with Hamilton's Bach Elgar Choir. She served as President and Chair of the Women's Canadian Club and also held numerous advisory positions with the University of Toronto. In 1989, at the tender age of 59, Margaret became a grandmother. She will long be remembered and missed by husband, Archie; children, Cathleen, Richard and Paul; daughters-in-law, Catherine and Michelle and especially grandchildren, Alison, Taylor, Caroline, Connor and Matthew. To minds so young the only explanation could be that God needed a new soloist for his choir of angels. Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville, tonight (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's United Church, 454 Rebecca St., Oakville. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Paul's United Church in Oakville, the Metropolitan United Church of Toronto or the Music Fund at Metropolitan United Church.

MATTER, Elsje (Alice) (nee deBoer)

MATTER, Elsje (Alice) (nee deBoer) - On Tuesday, October 16, 2001, the Lord took home to glory, our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, in her 91 st year. Beloved wife of the late Pieter (Peter) Matter (May 4, 2001). Loving mother of Faye and Mike Tjoelker of Guelph, Richard and Jennifer Matter of Woodstock, Rose and Andrew Vanderlaan of Fergus, Luke and Hennie Matter of Burlington and Bert and Teeny Matter of Guelph; loving grandmother of 21; great-grandmother of 12; dear sister of Alie Jongejan of Grimsby. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister and three brothers. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Interment Coningsby Cemetery. Funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 287 Water St., Guelph, Friday, October 19, 2001 at 1 p. m., with the Rev. Jack VanDeHoef officiating. Memorial contributions to the Shalom Manor, 12 Bartlett Ave., Grimsby, L3 M 4 N5 would be appreciated. (Psalm 62: 5-8) Wall-Custance, 519-822-0051 or

LEADER, William Raymond (Bill)

LEADER, William Raymond (Bill) - Peacefully, at Guelph General Hos pital, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in his 79th year. Dearly beloved husband of Albertha (Bep); dear father of Donna Strauss, Margaret and Roy Bolton and Wayne and Donna Leader. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Laurie and Dean, Brian, Michael, Troy and Pam, Theresa and Ken, Craig and Christine. Mr. Leader was a veteran of the Second World War. Friends will be received at Memory Funeral and Cremation Centre, 1232 Victoria St. N., today (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The family invites friends to join in a celebration of William's (Bill's) life, in the chapel, Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by a private family interment in Memory Gardens Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy to The Lung Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

DEITNER, Josephine (Weber)

DEITNER, Josephine (Weber) - Passed away peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in her 87th year. Mrs. Deitner was a longtime resident of Grey Township and the Village of Brussels. Beloved wife of the late Charles Deitner (1985). Dear mother of Pat Orlowski of Prince Edward Island, Marjorie Bolger and her husband Stan of Cambridge, Ray Deitner and his wife Pat and Ken Deitner, all of Waterloo, Marlene Henhoeffer and her husband Bill, Ruth Gmach and her husband Karl and Rosie Trznadel and her husband Jim, all of Kitchener, Don Deitner and his wife Joan of Ethel, Ron Deitner and his wife Mary of Petersburg and Betty Nafziger and her husband Ray of Guelph; cherished grandmother of 38 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also loved by her brother, Charles Weber of Walkerton and sisters, Rose Stojanov of Hanover and Rita Schill of Formosa. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph Weber and Matilda Buckel; brothers, Leo, Joseph and Francis and her sister, Clara Hehn. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. today (Saturday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert St., Brussels. A prayer service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. and the Rosary will be said, by the Knights of Columbus, Sunday at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Ambrose RC Church, 17 Flora St., Brussels, on Monday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Ambrose Cemetery, Brussels. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Grand River Hospital Foundation, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, Kitchener or to the charity of one's choice.

SEIP, Mary

SEIP, Mary - Of Hanover, passed away, at The Village Senior's Community, Hanover on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001. She was 93. Survived by sisters-in-law, Madeline Seip of Hanover, Melva Bachus of Kitchener and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Albert "Ab" Seip; brothers, Henry, Norman, Bill, George, David; sisters, Anna Langley, Elizabeth Sanfield, Mabel Karlson and Gertrude Lahn. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 at 11 a. m. at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church or Hanover and District Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

SPAK, Anne Loretta Smith Deane

SPAK, Anne Loretta Smith Deane - December 15, 1916 - October 23, 2001. A golden heart has stopped beating, two busy hands are at rest. In the lead of snow white doves and in the arms of the angels our love one has left, into the grace of God, in the autumn of the year. Anne, you will be dearly missed by your beloved husband, love, best friend of 63 years, John. Mom you will be lovingly missed and cherished forever by your children, Donna Marie and Alan John and son-in-law, Bill Sanders. Grandma, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will love you always. Loriann Wilson and children, Paul and Ashley. Julie and husband Gunther Lass, children, Jordan and Emily, Kathleen and husband Blair Graham, children, Brittany and Maitland. Anne was born in Selkirk, Scotland, December 15, 1916 and came to Canada as an infant. In her young life she was a lively Scottish dancer and in many dance competitions. In the years that followed she married, raised her family, worked as a secretary and dis patch/matron for the Etobicoke Police Dept. in Toronto. On returning to Cambridge she was hired at Grandview Correctional Centre as a Matron, then to attain the positions of supervisor and senior supervisor, upon the closure of Grandview her last year before retirement was at Guelph Correctional Centre in Data Process ing Dept. Anne spent her retirement years with John at their cottage in Southampton and their mobile home in Westwinds, Florida. She became a gifted and talented artist in ceramics leaving many beautiful creative pieces of her artwork to her family and adorn ing her home. She was also a life mem ber of St. Clement's Catholic Women's League. Anne was predeceased by her parents, James and Elizabeth Deane; brothers, Bartholomew and James. We wish to extend our deepest heart felt thanks to longtime family physician and friend, Dr. Harold Miller and to the staff of Golden Years Nursing Home for the care and compassion shown to Anne. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, 653-3251 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Cambridge would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near and never, never be afraid to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky, in my Father's house are many mansions. Sleep on sweet angel, eternal rest. And we love you.


TELFER, Agnes - At Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, Agnes Telfer, formerly of Hamilton, in her 87 th year. Beloved wife of the late Archibald Telfer. Much loved mother of Morag and her husband Bob Harris of Burlington and Stuart Telfer and his wife Julie of Waterloo and mother-in-law of Dianne Telfer of Oakville. Prede ceased by her son, Alistair. Loving Nana of Bill and Deb Harris, Susan and Mark Beckwith, Patti and Alan Cervoni, Jim and Trish Telfer, Brian and Kelly Harris, Sharon Telfer, Jessica Telfer and Adam Telfer; loving great-grandmother of Ashley and Rebecca Harris, Alicia and Amy Cervoni and Tadhg Telfer. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stop light north of QEW) Burlington, (905-632-3333) on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 6-9 p. m. where funeral service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001 at 2 p. m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

MAY, Edsel F.

MAY, Edsel F. - In loving memory of a father gone, but never forgotten. May 12, 1925 - May 20, 2001 A memorial gathering hosted by his children and grandchildren, will be held Sunday, June 17, 2001 from 1-4 p.m. at Paul Bunyan Camp Recreation Hall, Bayfield, Ont. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments for toasting purposes.


WEIGAND, Donald - Open house to celebrate the life of the late Donald Wiegand on Monday, June 11, 2001, between 7-9 p.m. at 25 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo, in the party room of the complex.


Peacefully, to her eternal home, on Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Shirley Alice (Schott) Heipel was a resident of the Freeport Hospital for the past 18 1/2 years. She was born in Wellesley township 64 years ago. Daughter of the late Edward Schott and the late Alice Heinrich. Mrs. Heipel was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Herbsville. Beloved wife of John Heipel of Wallenstein for 45 years. Loving mother of Sharon and her husband David Holowack of Toronto, Patricia and her husband Craig Bailey of Cambridge, David and his wife Christine of Kitchener, Joanne of Toronto, Nancy of Vancouver and Andrew of Wallenstein. She will always be in our hearts. Robert, Annie, Daniel and Brianna will always cherish the memories of "Grandma in the Chair". She will be missed as a sister to Harley and Merlyn Schott of Waterloo, Donald Schott of Wellesley, Bruce Schott of North Bay, Willard and Millie Schott of Kitchener, Dianne and Gerald Brohman of Waterloo and Sandra Schott of Waterloo. Sister-in-law of Walter Heimpel, Andy Jansen and Gladys Schott. Predeceased by four brothers, Ervin, Clifford (Verna), Howard (Beatrice) and Herbert; also by two sisters, Hilda Jansen and Eva Heimpel. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St., in Wellesley, where family and friends will be received this evening (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will also be at St. Paul's Church on Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. The Funeral service will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor Olaf J. Poulsen officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Erbsville. Memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, or to St. Paul's Church Wheelchair Accessibility Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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