Mr. William Garrard, age 81, passed away suddenly at the Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, July 27, 2008. He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years Elizabeth (Jo) nee Grills, son Russell (Rose) Garrard of Burlington and daughter Leslie ( Dan) Allan of New Hamburg. Also by his cherished granddaughter Lauren Garrard and will be deeply missed by her. Bill will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers Roland and Robert (Bob) Garrard and sister Phyllis Branscome The family would like to thank the staff at Hillside Manor for their excellent, kind care of dad while he lived there.
A private family service will be held at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto through the funeral home.
Mrs. Edith Mary Vogt, age 95, a longtime resident of Greenwood Court, Stratford passed away in the loving arms of her daughter, friends and staff on Sunday July 27, 2008.
Survived by daughter Sheila Gustafson, granddaughter Jonika Paulson and great granddaughter Isobel Scholten; step-daughter Florence Forbes, Marjorie Pereno, Jeane Ford, sister Millicent England. Edith was widowed by husband Walter Wallace, husband William Wyllie and husband Eugene Vogt. Also predeceased by sister Hannah Nelson, step-daughters Dorothy Rose and Ruth Newhouse. Edith immigrated to the United States as a young child and worked as a bookkeeper for over 60 years and then came to Canada, Stratford in 1994. A Memorial service will be held at Greenwood Court, 90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford on Friday August 1st at 11 a.m. with reception to follow.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Greenwood Court, Stratford through the W. G. Young Funeral Home.
Mr. William Suttie, age 86, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, July 27, 2008. He leaves behind his son Carman, sister-in-law Catherine Suttie of Hanley, Saskatchewan, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harley and Frieda Weirmier of Michigan. Bill is predeceased by his wife Flora in 2003 and brother James.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Wednesday July 30th from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. with reception to follow. Rev. William Kramer will officiate. Burial in 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wartburg. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the funeral home
Arthur Brydges, age 84, much loved husband to Helen, passed away on Monday July 28th at People Care, Stratford. Survived by his daughters Rosemary Wells (Ken), Brenda Atcheson (Roger), Frances Howie (John), and Theresa McCall (David). Loving grandfather to his grandchildren Mark and Brian Wells, Robin and Kevin Atcheson, Ian (Jeanette) Howie, Lindsay Rabba (Rick), Whitney and Beth McCall and his great grandchildren Cameron, Billy, Samantha and James. Arthur is also survived by his sister Blanche Wilson of Watford. Predeceased by his brothers Edwin, Alvin, Vincent, Ralph, Ross, Eldon, John and Lorne and sisters Kathleen and Frances. Arthur spent his entire working life as a Vinegar Processor with exception of 2 years overseas with the RCASC. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday August 1st from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Rev. Tanya Phibbs will officiate. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Forest, Ontario, arrival at approximately 2:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through the funeral home.
John Michael Regan, age 56, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Sunday March 15, 2009. Born in Stratford, son of Ethel (Longeuay) of Stratford and the late Gregory Regan (1994). John was employed at Cooper-Standard for many years.
Loving brother of Barbara (Jim) La Flamme of Stratford, Ronald (Chris) Regan of Stratford, Lynda (David) Norwood of Tecumseh, Colleen Bannerman of Kitchener and Rosemary Regan of Kitchener. Dear uncle of Jerry La Flamme, Maryann Hughes, Janet (Andre) Beneteau, Shannon (Don) Harris, Scott (Kristen) Regan, Melanie Bannerman and Robert (Chris) Bannerman. Also survived by grand nieces and nephews Meghan Hughes, Sydnee Beneteau, Marc Beneteau, Samantha Harris, Regan Harris and many cousins and their families.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday March 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Dick Bester will officiate. Interment will follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one's choice through the funeral home.
Jane Brickman, age 63, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on March 14, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Kaczmeira (Kay) (Padacz) and Anthony Wozniak of Stratford.
Jane emigrated to Stratford from Krakow, Poland at the age of 10 years where she became friend and care giver of her younger siblings, Barbara (George) Graff, Richard Wozniak and Judy Finch. Jane’s love of the hospitality industry led her to be a longtime server at the Limelight Restaurant in Stratford, until, she left to be a sewer at Canadian Fabricated Products where she worked for 23 years until it’s closure. More recently, Jane tended bar at the ANAF Unit 261 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8 in Stratford. Jane married her loving husband and best friend of 33 years, Arthur Brickman at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stratford on November 28, 1975. She was the loving mother of Kimmberly (Frank) Mathieson, Stratford, and their children Bevan and Tristan, Sheryl (John) McCallum, R.R. #1 Stratford, and their children, Jennifer (Carman) Kyle, Suzanne McCallum (Chris Draper), Amanda McCallum (Drew Robertson ) and Jillian McCallum ( fiancé Kurtis Moesker), Patricia (Terry) Fader, Stratford, and their children, Billy-Ray, Dalton and Laynie, Bill (Andria) Brickman, Stratford, and their son Erik, and Connie Brickman of Stratford.
Jane’s life and happiness were complete when she was re-united, at the age of 59 years with her first born son, William (Bill) Anderson who was adopted by Arthur and Tasia Anderson of Seaforth in 1961. Bill’s family includes sons Christopher (Erin) Riehl and their children, Ashlyn, Emily and Avery of Cambridge, Matthew (Bianca) Riehl, Kelowna, British Columbia and Erica (Paul) Siroky and their son Owen of Kitchener. Jane’s first great grandchild, Madeline Isabelle Kyle was born March 12, 2009. Jane is also survived by her brothers and sisters in law, George (Margaret) Brickman, Earl Brickman, Eileen (Ron) Graham and George Davidson all of Stratford. She was predeceased by brother in law, Harold Brickman, and sisters-in-law, Jean Davidson and Georgina Brickman. Jane is also survived by special aunts, Emilia (Karl) Hofmann and Monica (Theodore) Bartkowiak of Niagara Falls, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews in the Stratford, Niagara Falls, Kitchener and London areas. Jane will be resting at the W.G. Young Funeral home 430 Huron Street, Stratford, where visitation will be Friday March 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday March 21, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Liver Foundation, or the Children’s Wish Foundation through the funeral home for Johanna (Jane) Brickman.
Rev. John Davies
Reverend John Davies passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16th, 2009.He was husband of Elizabeth Davies. Father of Beth Davies and husband Fred Long, John Davies and wife Carmen, David Davies and wife Joanne, Susan Celentano and husband Jeff, Bruce Davies and wife Pamela, Trevor Davies and wife Lisa.Grandfather to Kim (Ken), Michelle (Ryan), Carmen (Matthew), Chris (Jodi), Shawn (Jen), Eric (Heather), Melissa, Monica, Elizabeth, Christine, Leah, Rhys, and Julie.Great-grandfather to Derrick, Brianna, Teegan, Jack, Hailey, Reagan, and Ellie.Predeceased by brother Rhys, Gerwyn, and sister Mable. Brother to Gwyneth, Mary, Dilys and husband George, and brother in law to Norma Pitcaithly.
He was born April 20th, 1914 in Bargoed, Wales and came to Canada with his family in 1924.
He served in the Queen’s Own Rifles and the Royal Canadian Air Force. During World War 2 he was an aircraft mechanic instructor, training mechanics on engine repair.
Initially, he had a 32 point charge throughout the Cochrane area which he traveled by canoe, bicycle, and horseback. When ordained as a United Church Minister in 1947 he went on to serve congregations in Arntfield Temiskaming, Iroquois Falls, Bolton, Kilsyth, Burford, Chapleau, Ailsa Craig, Kirkland Lake, then at Parkview United Church, Stratford from 1971 to 1978, followed by Staffa, and subsequently Minister Emeritus at St. John’s United Church in Stratford.In 1979 Rev. Davies ran as the NDP candidate for the Perth riding. Social welfare issues were especially important to Rev. Davies. He often recited this ‘Robby Burns’ prayer at the dinner table: “Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thanit.” Friends and relatives will be received at W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. John’s United Church on Friday at 2 pm with a reception to follow.There will be a time of visitation at Greenwood Court for residents and friends of Greenwood Court on Friday from 10-11a.m.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to St. John’s United Church or a charity of your choice through the funeral home.