Marjorie Davidson, age 91, a lifelong resident of Stratford, passed away peacefully in Mississauga on Wednesday March 25, 2009. Marjorie worked at Dr. Glenn Evans office for many years until her retirement and was a life long member of Parkview United Church. Beloved wife of the late David Davidson who predeceased her in 1982. Loving mother of Dalton Davidson and his wife Donna of Mississauga. Cherished grandmother of Todd Davidson and his wife Jennifer of Mississauga and Craig Davidson of Boston. Great grandmother of A.J. and Matt Davidson. Predeceased by a son Larry in infancy, sisters Dorcas Davidson and husband John and Grace Goodwin and husband Roy. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday March 30th from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with reception to follow. Rev. Tom Beecroft will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society or to Parkview United Church through the funeral home.
Joan Ross, age 84, passed quietly into the arms of angels, at Spruce Lodge, Saturday, March 28, 2009. Born in Prescott, England, on July 4, 1924, Joan married Gerrard Ross on June 4, 1949, in Prescott. She and Gerry moved to Canada in July of 1957 with their three oldest children. Joan was a loving mother to her six children and a doting grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors with Gerry and together they spent happy hours fishing, canoeing, and rambling forest and riverside trails. Her other passions included knitting, reading, cooking, and serving you a “cup of tea” when you arrived! She will be forever missed by her husband, Gerry, and her laughter will be remembered by her children: Gerard (Bernadette) of Howe Island, Gillian Robertson of London, Michael (Janet) of North Bay, Joan Oue (Gerry) of Stratford, Pamela Irwin (Kevin) of Point Clark, and David (Caroline) of Goderich. Memories will be cherished forever by her grandchildren: Geraldine Ross, Kenneth Ross, Stephen Ross (Nikki), Krista Ross, Gregory Oue (Stephanie), Catherine Oue, Sarah Irwin, Benjamin Irwin, Laura Irwin, Andrea Ross, and Robert Ross. Will be sadly missed by great-grandchildren Arik Ross and Emma Ross. Predeceased by her parents Edith and William Edmondson of England and sister Phyllis Taylor and brother-in-law John Taylor of Goderich. Joan was the last surviving member of the Edmondson line.
There will be no visitation and a private family service will be held on Tuesday, March 31, with Father Tom Ferrera of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the Goderich Branch 109 of the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated and may be made through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford.
Suddenly on Sunday March 29, 2009, Robert Cecil McCann, age 66, passed away at the Woodstock General Hospital. Born in Hamilton, son of the late Cecil and Ann McCann. Beloved husband of the late Linda (Chase) McCann who predeceased him in 1994. Loving father of Kathy McCann (Grant Cafferty) of Mississauga and Shane McCann (Angela) of Woodstock. Cherished Gramps of Christopher and Madison. Dear brother of Gary McCann, Bruce McCann (Irene), Don McCann (Yvonne), Theresa McCann, Sharon McCann, Beverly Bailey (Dave), Brenda McCann, Delphine Sangster (Doug), Darlene Bryant, and Bernice McCann. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, Loving friend of Joan Plancke. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Wednesday April 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Tom Ferrera will officiate. Interment will follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through the funeral home.
Donald Graff Durst, age 89, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Friday July 2, 2010. Born in the living room of the family farmhouse in Ellice Township, son of the late Edmund Durst and the former Emma Graff. Donald farmed until 1974 and later worked in the office at Gaffney Construction. He was a lifetime member of Emmanuel United Church in Sebringville, and a dedicated curler at the Stratford Golf and Curling Club. Beloved husband of Audrey Durst. Loving father of Donald James Durst and wife Patti and Robert Edmund Durst. Cherished grandfather of Emily, Peter (Marni), Lauren and Michael. Great grandfather of Claire and Ansley. Dear brother of William G. Durst and wife Rose-Ann and their family. Also survived by cousin Stanley Durst and wife Janet and their family and stepson Steven Hawkins. Fondly remembered by special friends Mary Ann and Leslie Jenkin, Peggy Heinbuch and many friends in the bridge and golf worlds. Besides his parents he was predeceased by son John (1971), wife Ann (1973) and step-daughter Laura Press Hawkins (2004). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the W.G. Young, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday July 23, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Church, Sebringville or the Laura Press Memorial Scholarship through the W. G. Young funeral home.
Eric Steven Eberhardt
Eric Steven Eberhardt, of Sebringville, died peacefully with his wife, Marsha, at his side the morning of Friday, July 9th, 2010.
Eric was born in Houghton, Michigan on January 24, 1949, and grew up in Danville, Illinois. Eric immigrated to Canada in December 1971 with his wife Marsha, and daughter, Erin.
He was a devoted and loving husband, and an incredibly loving and caring father, grandfather (papa), brother, uncle and friend. Loving husband of Marsha (nee Jackson) whom he married on March 7th, 1970. Dear father of Erin Eberhardt (Patrick) Spence and Ewen (Andrea Gage) Eberhardt. Cherished brother of Michael (Barbara) Eberhardt, Barb Eberhardt, Sue (Chuck) Kramer, Nancy Harmon, and Joanne Eberhardt (Ben Goulding). Eric will be deeply missed by his loving grandchildren: Ella Eberhardt, Norah Eberhardt, Jaeda Spence, Keon Eberhardt, Sienna Spence; and missed by his many cherished nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Virginia (nee Gray) Eberhardt.
Eric owned and operated the Gentle Rain Natural Health Food Store in Stratford for the past 30 years. He was passionate in his efforts to care for the environment making him a leader in many environmental initiatives. Eric was grateful to his many friends in whom he found companionship and a shared love of adventure. He was an avid organic farmer, canoeist, kayaker, hiker, and political activist.
We are so grateful to the doctors and nurses at London Health Sciences Centre and Stratford General Hospital for their incredible care and support.
Friends are invited to pay their respects at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario, on Friday, July 16th from 12pm to 2pm. Everyone is welcome to join a celebration to commemorate Eric’s life at #3237 Road 112, Harmony (Perth South), Ontario, on Friday, July 16th from 5pm to 8pm (the ceremony will begin at 6pm). Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending the ceremony. Donations in memory of Eric can be made to the Thames Talbot Land Trust (www.ttlt.ca) or the London Health Sciences Centre (http://www.lhsc.on.ca).
Mr. Michael Troiano, age 83, of Stratford passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday July 11, 2010.
Michael worked for many years at Dominion Chain in Stratford.
Loving husband of Grace (Iacobellis) whom he married in 1958. Dear father of Tony Troiano. He is predeceased by his brother Pepino and sisters Filomena and Francesca.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St. Stratford on Wednesday July 14, 2010 from 7-9 pm. The funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Thursday at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Avondale Garden Mausoleum. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society through the funeral home.
Barry Kaufman, age 46, passed away on Wednesday July 14, 2010 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Loving son of David and Margaret Kaufman. Survived by his loving wife and best friend Stacy; loving father of Michelle Jeanne Louise and Jessica-Lynn Marie. Dear brother of Guy (Liz) Kaufman and Karen (Ken) Kaufman. Loving son in law of Shirley Todd (late Robert) and brother in law of Vince (Loretta) Todd, Val (Jim) Hughes, Joe Todd, John Todd, Wally (Paula) Todd and Gil (Jenne) Todd. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, Aunts and Uncles. Barry was predeceased by his son David Richard and siblings Carrie, Burnet, William and sister in law Cheryl Hendershotte. Friends and family may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday July 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will held at the funeral home on Saturday July 17th at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Avonbank Cemetery. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Paraplegic Society, Muskoka Branch through the funeral home.
Betty Marie Morrice
Mrs. Betty (Haines) Morrice, age 80, of Stratford passed away peacefully at home on July 13th, 2010. Loving wife of the late Robert (Bob) Morrice. Dear mother of John (Lise) Haines of Cornwall and sister-in-law of Gordon (Lorene) Morrice and Vie (Don) Morrice. Betty will be deeply missed by her brothers, Robert (May) Haines of Victoria, B.C. and Windy ( Sue) Haines. Cherished grand-mother of Hilary (Mike) Heenan of Milton and Lauren Haines of Cornwall and great-grand-mother of Olivia Heenan and Carson Haines. Besides her husband, Betty is predeceased by her parents Margaret & George Haines and brother Kenny Haines. Friends and relatives will be received at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday July 17 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation or The Perth County Humane Society through the funeral home.