Passed away at home, after a long illness, surrounded by the love of his family, on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Phyllis Weber, loving father of Karen (Bob) Tank, Janice (Murray) Stewart, Linda (Larry) Domenico, Don (Melanie) Weber, and Blair Weber; cherished grandpa of Dianna Stewart, Caitlin Stewart, Tyler Domenico, Meghan Domenico, Alex Domenico, Melissa Tank, Emily Weber and Cameron Weber. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A reception to celebrate Ron's life will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre, 621 King Street West, Kitchener, on Saturday, August 8, 2009, from 3 until 5 p.m. Friends and family are invited to visit and share fond memories of Ron. In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged by contacting the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home at (519) 745-9495.
ASHTON, Leona Mary (nee Middleton)
Peacefully passed away, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Beloved wife of the late John R. Ashton (1984). Loving mother of Brian Ashton and his wife Janet of Cambridge. Cherished Nana of Robin Lee Ashton (Stan Ambis) and Matthew Ashton and his wife Amanda and Great-nana of Benjamin Ashton. Predeceased by her brother, Raymond Middleton. Survived by her sisters-in-law, Audrey Mercer (Tom), Marilyn Norris and Jean Ashton and by many relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's edition of the Waterloo Region Record or may be obtained by contacting Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, (519) 621-1650.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband and father, Walter Eisenbach, on Monday, August 3, 2009 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 67. Walter lost his battle with cancer in the loving arms of his wife and surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Margot; son, Nickolas (Nicko); brothers, Klaus and Helmut and their families in Germany; mother-in-law, Marga Hartmann; sisters-in-law, Gilla and husband Terry Rohr, Ulli and husband Helmut Kolke, Doris Eisenbach; and many nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and nephews. Walter came to Canada in 1964, and met Margot in 1966. They were a great team and celebrated 40 years of wedded bliss yesterday. Walter took over Hartmann-Eisenbach painting in 1986, and painted many beautiful homes in Waterloo Region until he retired in 2007. His family was his main focus, but he also loved cottage life and played with the Cuttleshock Badminton Club for 20 years. He made many lifelong friends who stood by him until the end. His family extends special thanks to Dr. Moolman and the nursing staff at Freeport. Words can't describe the gratitude we feel toward an angel called Shirley Brenner, our friend since 1966, who provided incredible hands-on support throughout this 11-month ordeal. Cremation has taken place. Walter's family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Thursday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2009 in the chapel of the funeral home followed by a reception. Pastor Monika Wiesner officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the K-W Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House, or St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Conestogo will be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
DIAMOND, Harold Robert (John)
Passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Harold was the fifth generation to reside at the family farm and was born 68 years ago in Wilmot Township. He was the son of the late George and Lillian (Schmidt) Diamond. Beloved husband of Sharon (Drown) Diamond whom he married December 29, 1962. Loving father and grandfather of Jim Diamond and his wife Adriana Saenz of Luskville, Que. and their children Nicolas and Alexandre, Bill and his wife Audrey Diamond of North Vancouver, B.C. and their children Liam and Christopher, John and his wife Julie Diamond of Moorefield and their children Jacy and Joelle, Tom Diamond and his wife Monika Layer of Washington and their children Tyler, Sam and Lili and Jason Diamond of Burlington. Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, Lawrence and his wife Carol Diamond of Shakespeare, Alice and her husband Floyd Malcho, Russell and his wife Jean Diamond, all of Stratford, Grace Diamond of Tavistock. Also remembered by brother-in-law, Harvey and his wife Hilda Roth of Stratford; sisters-in-law, Frances Diamond of Nova Scotia, Elsie Diamond of Avonton; many nieces and nephews and Krystal Johnstone. Harold was predeceased by sister, Olive Roth and brothers, Ralph Diamond and Donnie Diamond. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg tonight (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and again Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the funeral service on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Grand River Hospital Cancer Centre Chemotherapy Ward.
MOSER, Audrey Gerine (Heideman)
Audrey Moser, 88, passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer, on Friday, July 31, 2009 at her home surrounded by family. Cherished wife of Gerald, her husband of sixty-six years. Loving mother to daughter, Sandra and husband Harvey Reid; and son, Roger and wife Mary. Audrey will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Nicole and fiancÚ Greg Hallman, Denise and husband Paul Cowie and Gerine Reid, and Marisa and Philip Moser. Audrey is survived by one sister, Joan Knorr (David); brother, Robert (Gail), and Ronald (Pat). She also leaves behind her brothers-and-sisters-in-law, Carol Heideman, Charles Bieth, and Colonel and Jean Moser. Audrey is predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Gerine Heideman; sister, Arlene Bieth; sister, Reta Elchert (Alex); sister, Betty Reimer (Wilfred); sister, Doris; brother, Herbert (Shirley) and brother, Lawrence. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Audrey was full of energy and her greatest pleasure came from spending fun times with family and friends. She took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren and always offered both encouragement and praise. Audrey was young at heart and her down-to-earth, positive attitude influenced many who crossed her path. She loved dancing, shopping, playing cards with friends, Louis Armstrong, and even roller skating! She enjoyed many warm winters in Atlantis, Florida and summers at Paradise Lake. Audrey was independent, sincere, and loyal to those close to her. She was a thoughtful person who cared about others and believed it was important to give back and help those around her. Audrey was honoured by the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem for her contributions to the Catholic community. Audrey's family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday from 7 - 9 p.m., and on Monday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener Ont., 519-749-8467. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, by family friend Father Bernie Hayes at St. Louis Catholic Church, 53 Allen Street, Waterloo Ont. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, the Grand River Cancer Centre or The Carmel of St. Joseph would be appreciated. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Audrey's memorial.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Forest Heights Long Term Care Facility, Kitchener, in her 81st year. Theresa was the beloved wife of Steven Arlen; loving mother of Brian Arlen of Guelph. Born March 1, 1929 in Cap-Pele, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Calixte and Carmelice (LeBlanc) Donelle. Dear sister of Dorice Belliveau (Joe Bourque), Joseph Donelle, Ola Donelle (Bernadette), Gerard Donelle (Francine), Rose Hebert (Yvon), Carmella Leger (Gerard). Predeceased by her brothers, Clarence, Leo, Freddie, Aquila, Donat and Emile Donelle and sister, Dorothee Vautour. The family would like to express a special thank-you to all the staff at the Forest Heights Long Term Care Facility, for all the care and support. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, "Dublin Chapel", 252 Dublin Street, North, Guelph where the family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 (today) (2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.) A funeral service to take place on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow. Donations in Theresa's memory can be made to the C.N.I.B. (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731)
Passed away at the Westmount on Friday, July 31, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be published in Tuesday's edition of the Record. For further information please contact the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener at 519-742-4481.
PODHORNY, Oswald Ernst "Ossie"
Suddenly, on July 28, 2009 at the age of 61 years while on vacation in Nova Scotia. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Cheverie) Podhorny and loving father of James (Kathleen) Podhorny, John Podhorny, Sarah Podhorny, all of Kitchener, Jane Whalen of Waterloo and Jodie Whalen of Austin, Texas. Cherished son of Lisbeth Podhorny of Kitchener. Dear brother to Ursula (Peter) Uebel of Kitchener and Ziegfried "Ziggy" (Heather Gowing) Podhorny of Listowel. Much loved Opa of Hayley Brito, Andrew and Amber Podhorny. Ossie will be forever remembered by his mother-in-law, Jane Cheverie, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and his many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins from Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Germany. Ossie was predeceased by his first wife, Laura (nee Barnes); his father, Alfred and his nephew, Todd Uebel. Ossie was a longtime employee of Budd Canada. He was born in Estorf, Germany on October 30, 1947 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1956. Ossie was enjoying an active retirement in both Ontario and Florida. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed travelling, golf, billiards, playing cards, and sharing his love of Karaoke with his family and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to The Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Sunday, August 2 from 7-9 p.m. and again on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. Please join the family immediately following the service for a reception at the family centre of the funeral home. Cremation and private family burial to take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-745-9495.
With deep sorrow we announce the sudden death of our beloved sister, Mary, in London, England on July 28, 2009. She was predeceased by her parents, Dan and Madeline Dwyer and her dear husband, Zoltan Radnoti. Her sisters and brothers-in-law mourn the loss of an intelligent, humourous, spirited leader and companion. They are: Maggie Dwyer and John King of Courtenay, British Columbia, Anne Roach of Waterloo, Teresa Dwyer and Michael Goodgoll of Waterloo, Kathleen and Peter DePratto of Kitchener, and Rita and Sandy Aebi of Phoenix Arizona. Mary's generous love and wonderful example are a great loss to her fourteen nieces and nephews and their families and she will be dearly missed. Her funeral will be held in London on August 6. Plans for a memorial in Ontario will be announced at a later date.
Passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2009, with his loving family by his side, at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Giesela Steffler (nee Birkmann). Loved father of Jennifer Osburn (Dale) of Baden, Kim Steffler (Brian) of Ayr and Tammy Steffler of Kitchener. Also survived by his mother, Edith Steffler (nee Lake); brothers, Doug and Ron (Donelda); sister, Shirley (Val) all of Owen Sound. Cherished grandfather to Olivia and James, Kylie and Jake and Patrick and Hope. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Leo; sister, Sonia; niece, Nancy and sister-in-law, Pat. Ken was a member of the I. U. P. A. T., Local #1824 since 1965. Ken's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, August 2, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, from 12-12:45 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. The funeral service for Ken will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2009, in the chapel with Rene Alexander officiating followed by a reception in the funeral home. Cremation with interment in Williamsburg Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
PERZ, Stephanie (nee Lukan)
Passed away peacefully after a long and inspiring life on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 100 years of age. She was born in Gottschee, Austria, where she was predeceased by her first husband, Englebert and an infant son, Antony. She came to Canada in 1949 where she met and married Joseph Perz who predeceased her in 1984. She was the last surviving member of her family. She is survived by one nephew in Germany, as well as one niece and six nephews in the United States. Stephanie was the eldest member of the Senior's group at St. Mary's Church as well as a member of the Ladies group Edelweiss of the Alpine Club. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph's Church as well as a member of the Ladies Auxilliary. Her working life included being a member of the 25-year club of Forsyth Shirts. Stephanie will be sadly missed by her adopted grandchildren, Wanda Goodwin, John Fracz, Christine Karwowski, her husband Stan and Oma's special girls, Karlee and Kaycee Karwowski. Relatives and friends were received at Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel (51 Benton St., at Church, Kitchener) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers were recited at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (today) at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's RC Church. Father Brian Quigley officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Church or the Canadian Cancer Society by calling the funeral home at 519-742-4481.
McEVOY, Margaret Mary
June 26, 1923 - August 2, 2009
Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre. Loving wife of 60 years to Charles McEvoy; devoted mother of the late Brenda Pardoe (2009), Gail (Gary) Rains, Bill McEvoy, Peggy (Wayne) Marlatt, the late John McEvoy (1960) and Charleen (Paul) Berkers. Cherished Grandmother of nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Margaret Strub; her sister, Beatrice St. John; her brother, Willard Strub and grandson, Franklin McChesnie. Margaret was a member of the Catholic Women's League for 55 years and was an accomplished artist. Many of her paintings are on display throughout North America in family homes and businesses and her work will continue to be appreciated for years to come. Special thank you for the care and support provided by the doctors, nurses and all staff at the Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre. Friends and family are invited to visit and share memories of Margaret at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount Rd.), Kitchener on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (today) from 7 until 9 p.m. and on Thursday, August 6, 2009 from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be held on Thursday at 8:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 305 Laurentian Drive, Kitchener, with interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Blessed Sacrament Building Fund or the Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre's Resident's Council would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by contacting the funeral home at (519)-743-8900.
Passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2009. In celebration of Csaba's life, visitation will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Parkview Cemetery.
HUNTER, Doris Louisa (nee Baverstock)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 2, 2009 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her loving husband, William Robert 'Bob' (1996). Predeceased by son, William Francis Hunter (1998) (Carol). Survived by sons, Bobby (Jane) and Rick (Maureen). Lovingly missed by grandchildren, Tim (Ita), Paul, Shelley Wildfong (Barry), Jeff (Cheryl) and Jamie (Krista). Doris leaves behind four great-grandchildren, Megan, Curtis, Ben and Maya. She will be lovingly remembered by her extended grandchildren, Tracy, Jamie, and great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Justine, Brittany and William. Doris was the eldest of seven, and is survived by Marion (Walter), Alice (George) and Charlie. Doris was a longtime member of Lincoln United Church and, later in her life, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. She was also one of the original members of the Swinging Eight's Square Dancing Club. Special thanks to the Medical Daycare at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Dr. Stephen Keleher and the palliative team for all their care and compassion. Friends will be received at the T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street East, Cambridge on Thursday, August 6, 2009 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. as well as at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Friday, August 7, 2009 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Meals on Wheels organization would be greatly appreciated.
FISHER, William George
Passed away peacefully at Stirling Heights, Cambridge on August 2, 2009 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Vera Harvie, who predeceased him in 1998. Loving brother of Isabel Russell (predeceased) of Cambridge and Helen Hallman (predeceased) of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, as well as nieces and nephews. Bill was an avid bowler, and will be sadly missed by both his regular bowling team from Waterloo and his Preston lawn bowling team. Bill held a longtime middle management position with the former Savage Shoes. Friends and family will be received at the T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street East, Cambridge on Thursday, August 6, 2009 (today) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. The family of the late William Fisher would also like to thank the staff at Stirling Heights in Cambridge for their excellent care and comfort in his final days.