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ONTARIO - Kitchener-Waterloo - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 28

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, at 2:13 p.m.

DUFRESNE, Jérôme "Jerry"

DUFRESNE, Jérôme "Jerry" - Passed into hard-won, blessed sleep, at home, surrounded by the love of his family, on Friday, January 16, 2009, at the age of 68. Beloved husband, soulmate and best friend of Marilyn; loving father of D'Arcy (Olga) Dufresne and Nathaniel (Lara) Dufresne; dear brother of Noëlla (Rudy) Bertsch, Roland (Monique) Dufresne, Suzanne (Gilles) Larocque. Predeceased by his parents, Victor and Eugénie Dufresne. A retired teacher with the Waterloo County District School Board, Jerry was a member of St. Mark RC Parish and Choir, past leader of Marriage Encounter and RCIA. A lifelong learner, Jerry was an accomplished musician, outdoorsman, carpenter and coach. Friends and family will be received at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount Rd.), Kitchener on Sunday, January 18, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Mark RC Parish, 55 Driftwood Drive, Kitchener. Interment will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Mark Mortgage Fund or Canadian Cancer Society - Leukemia would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by contacting the funeral home at (519) 743-8900.


LINTON, Bill - After a courageous battle with cancer, Bill passed away peacefully at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Cherished husband of Jeannine and step-father of Maryse (Brad Wolf) and Christine (Steve Carney). Grandfather of Danielle (Mike) Sollazzo, Whitney Wolf and Rachel Carney. Great-grandfather of Sam Sollazzo. Bill had a short career in real estate and a long career in retail. Bill was presently employed at The Brick Furniture, where he made many friends along the way. He enjoyed cruising and life. At Bill's request, there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place. Special thanks to Marg and John Logan for all their support. As expressions of sympathy, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society or SickKids Hospital would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Arrangements entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 519-749-8467. Visit for Bill's memorial.

BEATTY, Gordon and Elizabeth (Genzinger)

BEATTY, Gordon and Elizabeth (Genzinger) - The family of Gordon and Elizabeth (Genzinger) Beatty announces their passing, Gordon on August 7, 2009 and Elizabeth on June 30, 2009. They were longtime residents of Lakeside and previously of Sarnia, London and Kitchener. They are survived by daughter, Carol and her husband James Bulloch of Kingston; son, Bob and his wife Denise Beatty of London; grandchildren, Luke and Erica. Also survived by Elizabeth's brother, George Genzinger and wife Marilyn; her sister, Katherine Wilhelm; Gordon's brother, Ronnie Beatty; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Beatty. They will be missed by their many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends from Lakeside and St. Marys. At their request, cremation has taken place, to be followed by a private family memorial service. In their memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be made by calling the L. A. Ball Funeral Chapel at 519-284-1480.

McLELLAND, Laura May

McLELLAND, Laura May - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully, at Wellington Terrace, on Friday, June 26, 2009, in her 94th year. Beloved daughter of the late Albert and Phyllis McLelland. Predeceased by her sister, Elma. Will be sadly missed by her many friends. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, June 29, 2009, at 1 p.m. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Interment McKee Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Guelph Branch, 15 Yarmouth St., Guelph, ON N1H 4G2 would be appreciated.

ALENE JEWITT (nee Shantz)

Alene passed away at Palmerston and District Hospital on Monday, August 17, 2009, at the age of 89, suddenly, quickly, and very peacefully surrounded by her immediate family. Alene was born December 17, 1919 in Waterloo, the only child of the late John and Carrie (Erb) Shantz. She had been a resident at the Royal Terrace in Palmerston since February, 2009. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard Jewitt in 2001. Will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Mary and Ron Weber of Palmerston, Don and Martha Jewitt of Elmira, Len and Brenda Jewitt of Waterloo, and Lynn and Dave Keller of Moorefield; grandchildren, Janelle and Tim Burnham, Tavis Weber and Heidi Brubacher, Carrie Weber, Amanda and Alan Jewitt-Dyck, Martin Jewitt, Robbie and Erin Jewitt, Leanne and David Lobe, and Fiona and Jon Jewitt Cressman; and great-grandchildren, Eden, Violet and Jonah Burnham, Evelyne and Olivia Jewitt-Dyck, Joshua Lobe, Zayden and Xavier Cressman. Alene was a special sister-in-law to Edith and Clifford Schell of Peterborough, Mildred Shaffer of Indiana, Clayton and Jean Jewitt of Waterloo, Barbara Raddatz of Kitchener, Mary and Bernie Shantz of New Hamburg. Predeceased by sister-in-law, Florence Snider; brother-in-law, Ervin Jewitt and sister-in-law, Shirley Jewitt. Alene was given a very special gift of writing, whether it was letters, or puppet scripts, or writing and directing a play for the Pennsylvania German Historical Society. She was a member of the Rummelhardt Women's Institute and an active member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church Ladies group before moving north to the Moorefield area in 1986. Alene was a very gifted leader, an avid reader, and had a keen interest in current events and the political arena of the world. She enjoyed keeping up with the lives of her children as well as her grandchildren and was very blessed with her great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to share memories of Alene during visitation at Erb Street Mennonite Church, 131 Erb St. W., Waterloo on Sunday, August 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Erb Street Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or to a charity of your choice and may be arranged by contacting the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at 519-745-8445 or In living memory of Alene, a donation will be made by the funeral home to the Trees for Learning Program.

MARSHALL, Wm. Clifford

Of Palmerston, on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Merilyn (McWilliam) Marshall for 59 years. Dear father of Susan and her husband Dr. Christopher Cressey of Palmerston, and Cindy and her husband William Meyer of Calgary. Grandfather of Jennifer R. Cressey of Vancouver, Matthew J. Cressey and his wife Anna of Belwood, and the late Elizabeth D. Cressey (2003). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. To honour Clifford's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Monday, August 24, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. Rev. Robert Hockley will conduct the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

December 12, 1933 - April 16, 2007

God saw you getting weary He did what he thought best. He put his arms around you and said, Come and rest. He opened up His golden gates on that heart breaking day, and with His arms around you, you gently slipped away. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone. A part of us went with you, the day God called you home. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. Catherine, Barb, Gail and Randy, and all those who love you.

Sheila Yvonne Snyder
February 28, 1954 - March 28, 2008

After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Sheila Snyder of Kamloops, BC passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 28, 2008 at the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice Home with her husband Reid by her side. Sheila will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, Reid Zadow and their special pup Whiskey; her mother, Norine Snyder of Waterloo; siblings, Larry (Gloria) of Waterloo, Gerald (Wendy) of Waterloo, Maynard (Sharon) of Kitchener, Joyce (Raymond) Pardoe of Toronto, Grant (Pam) of St. Jacobs, Evelyn Snyder of Waterloo, Marlene (Ron) Tindall of St. Jacobs, Myrna (Brad) Neilson of Baden and Karen Snyder of Waterloo; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends; her in-laws, Terry Zadow of Kamloops, Beth Zadow of Kitchener; sister-in-law, Cindy Dorion of Midland; brother-in-law, Kelly (Trudy) Zadow of Waterloo and special friend, Erica Miko of Waterloo. Her father Melvin predeceased Sheila in 2005. Sheila was born in Kitchener, Ontario and raised in St. Jacobs. In 1988 she was reunited with Reid and joined him in Kamloops in 1989. She worked for Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in the bookstore and sang with the TRU chorus. She was known for her kind and gentle spirit, her love for music, animals and nature. Sheila will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A Memorial service to pay tribute to Sheila will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2008 at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church in St. Jacobs, Ontario. A service will be held in Kamloops, BC at a later date. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family's on-line memorial register at: The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home 72 Whiteshield Cres. South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Justin Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services. (250) 554-2324

1944 - 2008

Alfred died peacefully at his residence, surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday morning, February 17, 2008. He was 64. Alfred is survived by his loving wife, Maria and their family. Cherished "Papa" of Eva and Darryl Kelly, Alfred, Martin and his wife Krystina, Christian and his wife Cynthia-Anne, Katalina and her friend Alexandre Pinot, Susanna and her fiancé Jason Glass, Michael Pinnau and Erika Freiherr. Opa will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Luke, Hunter, Edwyn and Markus. He is also survived by his brother, Artur, his wife Rosina and their family; mother-in-law, Katharina Lindert and her family. He was predeceased by his parents, Lina (Wenghof) and Eduard Pinnau and brothers, Gerd, Hans and Eduard, and father-in-law, Johann Lindert. Special thanks to Dr. Matthew Kilmurry, Dr. Avik Banerjee, Dr. André Moolman, Dr. Rebecca Lubitz, Dr. Jitka Vok and the nurses on 5 North at GRH for their compassionate care. Friends are invited to celebrate Alfred's life and share their memories with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday morning from 10-10:45 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, February 22, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Randy Hirsch officiating. Following the committal service at the cemetery, friends and relatives are invited to the Transylvania Club for lunch and a visit with the family. Condolences for the family and donations to the Pilgrim Lutheran Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home, or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Alfred, a donation will be made by the funeral home to the Trees for Learning Program.

DOIDGE, Ernest Earl

Peacefully at McCormick Home, London, on Monday, February 4, 2008, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Ellen Maude Doidge (1993). Dear father of John Doidge and his wife Victoria of Waterloo, Bryan Doidge and his wife Barbara of St. Albert, Alberta, Barbara Doidge of London, Jennifer Hopeson and her husband Jim of London, Trish White and her husband Jack of Prince George, B.C. Loving grandfather of Tim Doidge, Kathy Moogk and her husband Jeff, Andrew Hopeson, and Christina Hopeson. Great-grandfather of Emily, Owen, and Aiden. Brother-in-law of Nora Caton. Ernie retired in 1966 as a Major after 24 years in the Army. He enjoyed a second career as a high school teacher of electricity and electronics in Fergus, Ontario. Ernie enjoyed a lifelong passion for music. Friends may call on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, where the service will be conducted on Saturday, February 9 at 10 a.m. Interment Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto. Memorial contributions to the McCormick Home Foundation or the Salvation Army would be gratefully acknowledged. (

ARMSTRONG, Steven Harold

With heartfelt sorrow, the family announces the sudden passing of Steve Armstrong a wonderful husband, dad, son and uncle. Steve was a longtime resident of the community, a proud member of the Centre Wellington Contractors Association, a longtime member of the Fergus Curling Club and a member of the SWFPL Hockey League in St Jacobs. A devoted and loving husband of almost 21 years to Lori (Hockney). Loving dad to Scott, Kristy, Adam and Daniel. Survived by his parents, Carleton and Ann Armstrong of Elora; and his sisters, Laura Hodgson (Nathan) of Elmira, Carla Schott (Brian) of Glen Allen, Gloria Deskur (Dave) of Fergus and Cathy Holden (Mark) of Cambridge. Also survived by in-laws, John and Margaret Hockney of Kitchener, brothers and sisters-in-law, Lynn McLoughlin (Rob) of Chatham, Bill Hockney (Sandy) of Guelph, Bev Lee (Ron) of Alsia Craig and Bob Hockney (Robin) of Chatham along with many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and a great-niece and nephew. Family will receive their friends at the Graham A Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Tuesday, June 10 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. at Melville United Church, corner of St. Andrew St. and Tower St. in Fergus, with Rev. Stephen Huntley and Rev. Larry Paul (Lori's uncle). Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Parkinson Society Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice, cards available at the Funeral Home, (519) 843-3100.


Passed away suddenly, at his residence on Thursday, January 15, 2009 in his 46th year. Beloved husband of Maddie, loving father of Jade and Brent. Beloved son of Geoffrey and Bernice Moore; dear brother of Cynthia Moore, Christine (Varrick) Warren, James, and William (Penny). Dear son-in-law of Aurelien and Murielle Roy; dear brother-in-law of Joey Roy (Melissa), Alain Roy (Tina) and Jim Roy (Saminah). Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Fred's family will welcome friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Prayers being held at 8:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 16 Cooper Street, Cambridge on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. with interment following at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences/donations/directions (519) 658-9366


Passed away suddenly, at home, on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the age of 47. Audrey is survived by her beloved husband Raymond Spaling, her loving children, Jonathan and Alicia, her parents, Jack and Ann Hoekstra of Chatham, and sister Sonya Hoekstra of Burlington. She is also survived by her mother and father-in-law, Tony and Alice Spaling of Drayton, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry (Trudy) Spaling of Edmonton, Al (Frances) Spaling of Wingham, Charles (Lorrie) Spaling of Drayton, and Andy Spaling of Hamilton, and her beloved nieces and nephews, Melisa, Michael, Maria, Ryan, Sonya (fiance Devon), Julia, Candace, Nicole, Nathan, Nicholas and Natasha as well as her aunts, uncles, cousins and all of her other relatives. Audrey will be remembered by the students of C.H.C.I. (Cameron Heights Collegiate) for her motivation and encouragement, often referred to as the "school mom". She had a true passion for her work and loved helping people. She was an active volunteer in various fund raising committees at Laurentian Hills Christian School as well she was involved in her church community. Audrey knew Jesus and will be remembered by her friends and family in Christ. Friends are invited to share their memories of Audrey with her family during visitation at the Community Christian Reformed Church, 1275 Bleams Road, Kitchener (corner of Bleams and Fischer Hallman) on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at the church. Interment to follow at Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener. Condolences for the family and donations to the Waterloo Education Foundation-Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute or to Laurentian Hills Christian School, may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or In living memory of Audrey, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home.

1956 - 2009

Passed away suddenly, on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at the age of 52 years. Beloved husband and best friend of 30 years to Sandra Windley (Howey). Mentoring and loving father of Ryan (Ange), Kyle, Summer, and Michael Windley. Proud Poppa to Hayden and Owen Windley. Cherished son of Marian Windley. Son-in-law to Cynthia Howey. Caring brother to Dave (Virginia), Carol Broome (Mike), and Tim. Brother-in-law to Rob (Jodi), Cheryl, and Karen. Also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews who cherished his words. Predeceased by his father, Daniel Windley; nephew, Trevor Broome; and father-in-law, Bob Howey. Craig was a dialysis patient who spoke highly of the service that is provided at Grand River Hospital. Craig was involved in many sports. He was a "Coach" to all. Friends are invited to share their memories of Craig with his family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday, January 20, 2009,( today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday, January 21, 2009 from 1-1:45 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously accepted for the Renal Dialysis Unit - Grand River Hospital and can be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or

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